Hello beauties. For the start of 2018 I have been going through my products and getting rid of items that I don’t like. I’ve even tried to make things work the best I can, but some things are just not for me. These are five products that just wasn’t forever in my favor.
Ardell lash glue in clear- I have repurchased this glue, tried the one that comes with the lashes, applied it to my false lash band and even my actual lash line and I just cant seem to get it to work. My lashes start to lift an hour after applying them. I’m not a pro at applying false lashes but it takes me forever and multiple tries to get them to stick. And the corners never seem to stick ever.
Marceller waters- I have tried to come up with ways to use this type of product without feeling like I’m pulling at my skin and I’ve got nothing. I can’t even get all of my eye makeup off. Maybe I’m spoiled by the double cleanse method. I love using a cleansing oil, milk, or balm to break down my makeup and then going in with a second cleanse of my regular cleanser. I’m just not a fan of products that pull on the skin because it can cause skin elasticity breakdown. No bueno!!!
LA Girl HD pro concealer- I do not understand the hype of this concealer. The shades are weird to me, the formula is thing and couldn’t even keep a secret, it leaves the skin feeling greasy, and the packaging is just not the move. There are so many other great concealers on the shelves that are way better and in the same price range. It’s just not for me.
Coastal scents brush cleaner- Now I love coastal scents for all kinds of their products especially their hot pot single shadows (holy grail). But the brush cleaner is awful. The consistency is like jelly. The bottle is so hard you can’t squeeze the product out. You use so much of the product because it doesn’t foam up or even clean you brushes. I even tried to use it to clean my brush holder, nothing.
Contact solution- This contact solution made my contacts and eyes sooooo dry!!! Like how?? How do a liquid make what touches it dry. Sounds amazingly disappointing to me. It’s a conundrum I can’t understand. I have been wearing contacts for literally 20 years and have never had that problem. Had me thinking I was a little crazy
Well folks those are the products that are not my friends and I am blocking them from 2018. Thank you for stopping by. Don’t forget to like, subscribe, and comment products that you are unfriending this year.
Hello my beautiful beauties. Today I have been doing research on the Pantone season colors. Pantone is the institute that name and choose the popular colors of the season in fashion and beauty. Pantone chooses about 10 shades for the two show seasons, fall/winter and spring/summer. So when you see runway shows or makeup palettes from different companies with similar shades, that is why. So pantone is basically in charge of the “It colors” of the season.
This post will show shadow colors from Coastal Scents as an example of what I feel the color shades of Pantone are. Coastal scents is one of my favorite companies for single shadows that they call hot pots. I love them on me and in my kit. They have great color payoff and are very affordable ($1.98 per hot pot).
So lets start with Spring/Summer. Of course spring and summer are bright whimsical colors. But Pantone does add some grounded colors to tie into the pale light colors of what is known as spring. So I’ll be showing you the closest color I could find to the Pantone shade with the name along with Pantone’s color name and a small description of the color. Ready steady GO!!
Pantone names: Niagara, Primrose Yellow, Lapis Blue, Flame, Island Paradise, Pale Dogwood, Greenery, Pink Yarrow, Kale, Hazelnut.
Coastal Scents names: Steel Blue, Bright Yellow, Electric Blue, Bright Tangerine, light slate, Pale Nude, Vibrant Lime Green, Persian Pink, Olive, Nude.
Pantone names: Grenadine, Tawny Port, Ballet Slipper, Butter Rum, Navy Peony, Neutral Grey, Shaded Spruce, Golden Lime, Marina, Autumn Maple.
Coastal Scents names: Neon Red, Cherry Chocolate, Tea Rose Pink, Kokomo Café, Navy Baby, Ash Grey, Teal Green, Vibrant Lime Green, N/A, Fools Gold. I couldn’t find a color for Pantone’s Marina. Described as a cool blue almost like a cornflower shade.
Well folks those are the 2017 Pantone colors. Now I do tend to be a rebel and switch it up. Rules are meant to be bent right?? Don’t forget to like comment and subscribe.
Hey everyone this is another go through my beauty trash but this one has a twist. I’ve added two food items, a fragrance, and three beauty tools this time. I’m trying to go through some of my products because its kinda getting to be a bit much lol. Plus running out of things allow you to buy more right?? I thought so lol. So here is my beauty+ trash.
Ps If you haven’t seen my other used beauty items posts check out my page 🙂 With this post I will be going in the order I use them. At least that’s the initial plan. Lord bare with my rambling mind.
This is my usual suspect. I continuously purchase this cleanser. I love that it has salicylic acid in it which my oily acne prone skin loves. And it keeps my skin clear. For an extra exfoliate I will put this on a face poof and scrub my face.
I purchased this cleanser on a whim at walgreens cause I needed a cleanser, I already went over my weekly budget, and it was on sale. This was a really good cleanser. Leave the skin soft and cool feeling effect. Like I walked outside in the fall with a wet face (but in a good way?). This cleanser also has salicylic acid in it which is awesome. The only flaw about this one is that where there is a cooling effect, it can sometimes burn the eyes even if it isn’t close to your eyes.
This is a good serum to add to your nighttime routine. it keeps my skin feeling smooth. I have a few of these samples and samples are golden.
This is my second favorite serum (my #1 serum is Lancome Dreamtone). This serum evens out this skintone and smooths your skin texture. It is also an anti wrinkle treatment which I love because I’m no spring chicken. This one is the newer version of this serum so you see results faster. LOVE
This is a vitamin C serum from serious skincare. I use this at night before I got the samples of the Advanced night repair. This is an amazing skin conditioner!! It really brightened up my skin and helped diminish my acne blemishes.
this is an amazing natural toner for before your moisturizer and to set your face after your makeup. And I’m one of the few people who love the smell of rose water because it is strong. There are only two ingredients in this product: water and rose petal extract. Sign me up. I got this from my local middle eastern grocery store and was only $1.99 which is a steal.
This is one of my favorite night creams. It has anti wrinkle and renewing skin properties. And I love the smell.
This is really good for my T-Zone area to keep from getting super shiny throughout the day. This one doesn’t last as long as my new holy grail mattifier but this was is still really good.
This is a favorite primer for me and my clients when I freelance. It’s only $6 and it is a very nice product. This is the original one, they also have different colors for different skin solutions which I haven’t used. I will be repurchasing once I get through these other primers
This is a tricky but nice foundation. It is best used with a beauty blender to get a great finish. I found that a brush makes it streaky and it transfers onto your clothes. it’s a really nice everyday foundation and great for sensitive skin.
This is a duel ended concealer stick. One side is small for precision and the other more like a concealer crayon. The only thing I don’t like about this product is that it dries my under eye a bit. It’s really good for spot conceal but not good for under eye brightening.
This is my holy grail concealer for brightening my under eye!!!! It is creamy, blendable, and inexpensive. I just opened a new one and I have three backups. I refuse to run out. This is my first choice for clients as well because it doesn’t crease. Definitely a must try.
I love this for an intense under eye highlight. Very creamy but I can’t find in anywhere. #sadpanda
These two are the best brow pencils I have found. They last all day without smearing, they glide smoothly, and doesn’t tug on the skin. I use the Lancome at the front of my brow because it is a lighter color and the Arden for my brow tail and they are the perfect combo. I have already repurchased both of them. Amazing!!!! I haven’t tried the ABH brow wiz but with these two, I haven’t wanted to. oops #sorrynotsorry
This is the perfect spring/ summer blush. Just a slight shimmer to give the skin that healthy glow. It is also amazing in the fall on top of a bronzer on the cheeks. It’s a baked blush so it took me FOREVER to get through it. My thought was “yay I finally finished it, now i can get a different color!” So I trotted out to Ulta Picked up two Laura Geller blushes and a highlight duo (cause the girl knows how to do a baked blush and highlight) I get home and look at the colors of the blushes and what do you know, I picked up another tropic hue!! But I’m not even sorry cause I enjoyed it the entire time and couldn’t put it down. My soul knows what I need!!!!
Last but not least of beauty products is what I use to take off my eye makeup. Now before I swore by the Ponds cold cream cleanser, and I still do, but I found this one at the dollar tree and decided to try it out. it was only $1 and it is amazing and you get more product than the Ponds and for a fraction of the price. You know ya girl love a deal!!!! It doesn’t burn my eyes and it leaves my eye area soft and moisturized. Cause the first things that show your age is your neck, hands, and underwear, so ladies keep it right and tight!!!!
This was the most amazing face cleansing tool I have ever used. It vibrates encouraging skin cell production and repair. Left the skin plump and super soft. The tragic thing is that Dove discontinued it and the only place you can find the cleansing pillows with cleanser in them that attach to the device is on amazon and they ain’t cheap!!! Goodbye love you were better than they apparently thought you were.
It lasted a year, had a good run, but now it sheds more than Stripe in the summer!!!!!!
These where my first dupe for the beauty blender. They are a bad dupe but got the job done, sorta. They are good for concealer but not much for foundation. I’v since found better/ exact dupes, so you can rest in peace now.
I had the mist and the perfume and this scent is everything for the spring and summer!!!! I have to let this baby go cause it has gone bad. It now just smells like alcohol. Poor baby
Every time I go out of town i have to find a Trader Joes. They are my favorite grocery store and we don’t have one in West Virginia (which is the #1 reason why I gotta go!!!). This cookie butter is the ginger bread man’s version of peanut butter. It’s probably the only unhealthy thing in the entire store, so who cares. If slathering tihs on top of my dark jewish rye bread is wrong, I don’t wanna be right. Both my mom and I have even had relatives in other states bring us some when they come in town. My sister has her neighbors ex husband bring some in when he come in town. IT IS THAT SERIOUS!!!!
Well hello!!!! If I was able to legally marry an inanimate object, then I would introduce you to Mr. Bradley (of course he would take my name since this is completely crazy)!!! I add this to my almond milk and it is a glass of delicious love in a cup. In the winter they have a pumpkin chai latte that is just as good. I just opened my last stash and I’m already getting nervous!!!
Well folks that all of my nonsense for the evening. Tune in next time for who knows what and nobody knows how crazy it will get. Questions and comments bellow and please subscribe.