Elise Sabak: The Beauty Breakdown

If you're as addicted to beauty as I am, we're going to be great friends.

Month: January, 2014

Good Girl Gone Bad(escu)

Mario Badescu, esabak


I’m going to first apologize for my less than amazing quality photos. This is where I’m at with my photo-taking skills at the moment, I’m sure I’ll get better as I go along.

Now that that’s over with, on to my newfound love: Mario Badescu products.

I’ve heard tons of buzz about the Special Cucumber Lotion, and after trying it out this summer courtesy of my aunt, I was hooked. I’ve decided to play around with items from the line to see if they’re as fantastic for my skin as the toner. So, I popped in to the store and grabbed whatever caught my eye. I went for minis for the Enzyme Cleanser and Oil Free Moisturizer in case I’m not fond. The Special Cucumber Lotion (and yes, the “special” is necessary, there is another cucumber lotion in the line) is already a favorite so I got a large size of that and of the Rose Facial Mist because it was super inexpensive and I feel like you can’t go wrong with it.

Once I get a better feel for the line, I’ll put a review or two up. I think I might go for the Acne line next, just to keep my skin in check. Hopefully everything is as amazing as the toner. I’m hoping to be devoted to this brand for a long time!

Do you have a favorite Mario Badescu product?

Xo, Elise


Ipsy Bag Number 1!

A Birchbox devotee (I even wrote a series while I wrote for Lovelyish called ‘What’s in my Birchbox?’), I decided to delve into the world of Ipsy. I like it, but these won’t be replacing my beloved Birchboxes any time soon.

What was in my super-cute pouch? MicaBella Tinted Lip Balm (ultra pigmented, I HIGHLY suggest you purchase it); BRIOGEO Don’t Despair, Repair Deep Conditioning Mask; Elizabeth Mott Smooth Shadow; Nourish Organic Moisturizer; Proactiv Mark Fading Pads.


Elise Sabak

It’s about time I created a blog that caters primarily to my beauty obsession. I’m always trying out new products, gushing about my favorites to friends & family, and watching my favorite YouTubers for a little inspiration.

I feel like it’s about time to share my favorite things with the blogosphere, and eventually with the world in some sort of beauty-related career.

A few of my favorite things:

Foundation, Hourglass Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation in Porcelain

Winter Lipstick, Rimmel London, Bordeaux

Summer Lipstick, Hourglass Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick, Ballet

Everyday Lipstick (I know, I know, I’m addicted), Marc Jacobs, Moody Margot

Blush, The Balm, Frat Boy

First prodcut-based post goes live Monday, so stay tuned!

Xo, Elise