Elise Sabak: The Beauty Breakdown

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

Category: Beauty

April Birchbox

Elise Sabak Birchbox


Anastasia brow gel and minty shampoo? Birchbox, you know me.


Skincare Stickers? Yes.

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I’m reluctant to try out there products. I love testing varieties of new skin care products, but the idea of stickers really freaked me out. I ordered these from a Korean beauty site. After asking around, reading reviews, and a lot of thought, I decided to give them a try.


So the magical day came when the stickers arrived. All you do is apply them to any blemishes. At first, I didn’t think they were helping much, but eventually (after a week or so) I did notice a bit of a change. Maybe it’s just because these kept me from picking at my face (yeah, gross, I know). Also, they remain adhered all day or night. Another plus? They’re practically invisible. I wore them to my eyebrow appointment and the tech had no idea.


Overall, I like them. I want to give them more time to see if they actually help improve spots over time.


Have you ever tried these? Do you have a spot treatment you love?

Review: Revlon Parfumerie Polish

Revlon Parfumerie


So the other day, I stopped into Ulta and realized that I was intrigued by the idea of perfumed nail polish, despite the disgust that I felt upon its release.

I loved the light pink color. I loved the packaging. I hated the fact that you couldn’t smell the fragrance from the bottle. You have to just trust the label. Pink Pineapple (070) didn’t sound terrible, so I shelled out that $5.99 and purchased this baby.

Two coats in, and I had smooth, pale pink color. So far, so good. Then the waiting game began. Two minutes later, my nose was inundated with a sweet, super artificial but not awful pineapple scent. I thought I could get used to it until I kept smelling the polish later that day as I did trivial things like run my fingers through my hair.

Verdict? The polish quality is great. Revlon has a great line for a really affordable price. I’m still not crazy about the idea of a nail polish “scent,” but hopefully it will go away a bit. The packaging and colors sold me though, so I’ll likely buy this again.

Oh, and here’s how it looks on my oh-so-pale hand.

Revlon Parfumerie On


Have you tried this? What do you think?

Xo, Elise

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


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