Bath and Body Works Semi-Annual Sale

Have you guys hit up the B&BW Semi-Annual sale yet?? Let me tell you, ever since they put one in like 3 minutes from my house.. ugh. The torture! My poor wallet.

This sale is off-the-hook guys. I’ll post pictures of my hauls (yes.. multiples) later but $10.50-12.50 3-wick candles which are normally $24.50, $3 hand-soap and 75% OFF select items.

GUYS.. YOU NEED TO GO!

Leave me some love and let me know what you’ve hauled in the comments.

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OMG GUYS, I’m DYINGGG!! (Reblog from Laughing Squid)

A post shared by ASOS US (@asos_us) on Jun 4, 2018 at 3:04pm PDT Crayola has released a complete makeup line that is completely free of talc and animal products, which is exclusively available through ASOS. This 58-piece line is certain to please one’s inner child, is designed just like their crayons down to the […]

via Crayola Releases a Full Makeup Line Designed Like Their Crayons Available Exclusively Through ASOS — Laughing Squid

Ruminating Thoughts

It’s come to my attention lately that I’ve lost a few readers in my blogging journey. It always stings a little. I try and bring original content and reblog posts that I think have meaning towards what my blog is all about. But as with all things in life, you can’t please everyone. I’m a single mom, I’ve got a full-time job, and I’m not on here updating everyday because of that. But that’s ok. I can’t beat myself up about taking care of my family. Blogging is fun and it’s something I am passionate about. Yet I totally understand that not everyone is here for the same reasons. I am happy with all my loyal readers and I am so blessed that you’ve chosen to follow my blog and post comments when you feel like it.

So while it’s always sad to see some readers go; I know that these things happen. Thank you to all the readers who HAVE stuck around. Your loyalty and commentary is what keeps me going with this endeavor. Thank you thank you thank you lovelies from the bottom of my lipstick stained heart. =D

Product Review: Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Hydrogel Mask

I recently picked up this Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Hydrogel Mask at I think Target for like $1 (after coupons, score!) Here are my honest feelings about the product. This is not a paid review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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At first, I was super excited to try this. I’m a sucker for masks (I’ve got a billion in my bathroom cupboard) and with my coupon I knew I had to grab it. I’m generally a fan of Neutrogena products. I remember my stepmom using their basic facewash growing up and I was a big fan. Since my skin is also super dry I figured the added hydration benefits would be great for my skin.

Unfortunately, this mask didn’t cut it for me. The packaging was cute (favorite color is blue) and the price was right but it just.. didn’t work for me. I felt the mask didn’t stick on the skin well like other sheet/gel masks do. I constantly had to reapply the bottom half to stay on my skin.

The smell was pleasant enough but I’m pretty sure the fragrance irritated my skin. When I woke up this morning, my cheeks were red and blotchy and I’ve got little raised bumps on my cheekbones. =(

I couldn’t even leave it on my skin for the full 15 minutes due to it’s constantly falling off and finally just getting sick of the damn thing and taking it off.

Not sure why this mask was so difficult compared to other one but I don’t think I’d repurchase this again, even if a coupon made it nearly free.

Now, don’t necessarily let this deter you from trying it out. I’m a big believer in trying products yourself because reviews are just guidelines. They aren’t the end-all, be-all of anything. Just because this mask didn’t work for me DOESN”T mean it can’t work for you.

If you’ve tried this mask, let me know how your skin reacted to it. What were your thoughts?

Packaging: 5/5

Price: 4/5

Easy to Use: 2/5 (stop falling off my skin damnit!)

Skin Reactions: 1/5 (ouch to red bumps and blotchy skin)

Scent: 4/5

Would Purchase Again?: No

Stay lovely!

How to Recycle Your Makeup! (Reblogged by tricks and trucco)

With some estimates saying that personal care and beauty products account for 1/3 of all landfill waste, the beauty industry can be pretty ugly. Here’s how you can recycle your product packaging correctly and safely, as well as ways to decrease your waste in the first place!

via How to Recycle Your Makeup! — tricks & trucco

Review: e.l.f. High Definition Undereye Setting Powder

Awhile back, I wrote a post on my mini e.l.f. haul. After using most of the products, I’ve decided its time to review this undereye setting powder. I was super excited to try it (especially at only $3) so this is my honest review of the product.

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At first glance, the packaging was simple and minimalistic which I love. The jar itself is small but packs a-lot of product in it.

For $3, I wasn’t expecting miracles but I was pleasantly surprised to see the amount of product in the jar. It says its supposed to include a brush but I never received one in my package so… that was kind of a bummer. Instead, I just used my small oval brush to apply the setting powder.

I will say that if you have extra dry skin like I do, you definitely want to make sure you moisturize the undereye area VERY well. Otherwise, this powder is gonna cake and look like a hot mess on ya. Not that I learned that from experience or anything.. 😉

Also, the powder itself is SUPER white!! I’m not sure this would work for all skin-tones. You’re definitely gonna need to blend and then blend some more. I also take a damp beauty blender sponge and just go over my entire face to pick up any excess product as a final touch.

There is a touch of shimmer in the product which, if applied with a heavy hand, can make you look very glittery. I’m assuming they added the shimmer for a brightening effect but I’m not really convinced it was necessary. I feel like my e.l.f. brightening concealer does a better job with that AND without the shimmer.

Overall, I’d say it’s not a terrible product. I don’t regret spending $3 on it but not sure that I would repurchase. It definitely does a good job of keeping my bottom liner from spreading/melting onto my face which I like and as long as I moisturize it doesn’t cake on me either.

Overall Satisfaction Rating: 3/5 Stars

Packaging: 4/5 Stars

Amount of Product: 5/5 Stars

Blendability: 2/5 Stars (It’s blendable but you have to blend A-LOT to get the white of the powder gone)

Easy to Use: 4/5 Stars

Would Repurchase?: Probably not

Have you guys ever tried this product? Thoughts? What other under-eye setting powders are budget friendly that you guys would recommend I give a whirl?

 

Inspiring Thoughts (Reblogged from Bronze Butterfly)

Happy Sunday, my friends! This Words of Wisdom post is long overdue. Mother Maya Angelou, who I’ve mentioned in this post and in this one, has been a personal inspiration for a very long time. Her life – full of adventures, love and depth – is a story of living to the fullest. I can’t […]

via Words of Wisdom: Maya Angelou — Bronze Butterfly

Say Whaaat?? (Reblogged from StyleCaster)

Raise your hand if you’ve ever walked down the street and saw someone wearing something that you needed in your closet immediately. Well, thanks to Google, shopping a stranger’s outfit became a whole lot easier. Meet Google Style Match, a recently launched app that allows users to shop a stranger’s (or a friend’s) outfit by…

via This New App Allows You to Shop a Stranger’s Outfit by Pointing Your Camera at It — StyleCaster