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Products I’ve used up pt.5 (I think) lol

Hello folks. I think this is like my 5th empties post but I love doing these because it takes going through a entire product to really know whether you like it or not and if it’s worth a repurchase. Plus it’s sometimes hard to get through an entire product when you’re a beauty junkie and have so many things to get through. Some of these are repurchases which shows how much I love them. So lets get to the trash so I can finally throw them away loll!!!

Skincare:


Pur Minerals Soak it up intense moisturizer (Kohls $34.00). I have purchased so many of these I can’t keep count. I love this moisturizer. It soaks into the skin quickly without leaving a film. Great for oily skin. I have purchased a different moisturizer to try out but this one will be back in rotation on a regular basis soon.


Formula 10.0.6 So totally clean deep pore cleanser with salicylic acid acne treatment toner (Ulta $5.99). This is one of my favorite toners. Definitely my favorite drug store one. This deep cleans my pores and balance the PH in my skin keeping breakouts to a minimum. Doesn’t burn just a light tingling feel to the skin.


Elf daily face cleanser is really great for a daytime cleanser (target $6.00). It’s very gentle on the skin. Thin consistency and a light foam so it won’t strip the skin. Great addition for all skin types.

Neutrogena ultra light cleansing oil (walgreens $10.49): I hate this product. The smell is too strong, it burned my eyes, left a film on my skin after rinsing it off, and it took too much work to remove my makeup. I love the original cleansing oil, but I can only find it occasionally at tj maxx. This is a absolute no for me. Yuck!!!


Aveeno clear complexion daily cleansing pads (you can get this at any drugstore but I normally get mine at ulta so that I can get points $7.99): I love these and I always have a jar of these on my bathroom sink. These are great for night time cleansing after removing your makeup aka the second cleanse. They have different types of these cleansing pads, but this one is my favorite because it has salicylic acid in them. These pads have a smooth side and a exfoliating side and is already wet and ready to go. Great for travel.

 

Foundation:


Estee Lauder double wear light in intensity 4.0 ($39.50): This is a great foundation for spring and summer. light weight version of the infamous double wear that everyone raves about. It has a little less coverage but the same matte finish.  Lasts all day through the toughest of days.

Revlon color stay is a cult favorite ($9.99). This is my moms holy grail foundation. It’s okay but nothing I reach for. I have the color 380 rich ginger which is a good match. I have other foundations that I like better. This foundation made me oily faster than others that I have. Won’t be repurchasing I love the Loreal true match way better.

Revlon nearly naked in 220 natural(discontinued). It laid on the skin beautifully, great finish, and lasted all day. I bought this on a whim and it was gone just as soon as I discovered it. No wonder it was on sale :/.

Lancôme Teint idole ultra 24hr foundation in 420 bisque($47). This is my favorite foundation for a flawless beat nighttime look. Full coverage, last all day, beautiful matte finish.

Brows:


Nyx mircobrow in ash brown ($9.99). Holy grail brow pencil. I always have at least two in my backup drawer. I can’t go without this product. I use it almost everyday. I sometimes switch up my products between pencil, powder, gel, or pomade but this must be on hand at all times.

Lancôme Le crayon poudre in sable ($26.50). I really like this pencil. It last forever!! It’s great for a full brow. The downside is that you have to sharpen it every time you use it to get that sharp tip. I love the skinnier retractable pencil that Lancome has but this is a good option.

Mascara:


Benefit roller lash (full size $24). I really enjoyed this mascara. The rubber bristles really gets into the lashes to separate and curl up. This mascara really does curl the lashes beautifully.

Loreal telescopic ($9.99). I love this mascara for  my bottom lashes and to really separate the top ones. The rubber bristle brush is tiny which is great for precision.

Jordana best last extreme (about $4 depending on store). This is the NYX microbrow of mascara  for me. Two always on backup and can’t live without. Normally I don’t care for bushy wands but this one gives amazing volume.

Estee lauder sumptuous extreme volume mascara in extreme brown ($27.50). This mascara is a absolute no for me. It was too wet, the brush was huge and got mascara all aver my face, color didn’t show up, when it dried it was too crunchy, and flaked all over my face. Horrible!!!!

Maybelline great lash in clear ($5.99). I use this mascara to set my brows. Its great and keep brows in place without added color. Also good to put on before brow powder to help the product stick.

Concealer:


Maybelline Instant age rewind in neutralizer ($8.99). This is a really good concealer to counteract darkness under the eyes, I have repurchased this a few times and really enjoy it. A little goes a really long way.

Nyx HD concealer in CW05 ($4.99). This concealer is really creamy and a dream for under the eye. Full coverage and very blendable. Love this concealer and I always have it in my face  drawer.

Elizabeth Arden flawless finish correcting and highlighting perfecter in #3 ($28). This is a gorgeous highlighting concealer. It is a light weight formula, which is great to use on top of another concealer to give that glow.

Eyeliner:


Rimmel scandeleyes pencil in nude ($3.99). This is a really creamy pencil which is very comfortable in the inner waterline. Doesn’t pull on the skin. Unfortunately the product fell out of the pencil before I had time to finish it. I haven’t repurchased it because I have really been loving the nude pencils from NYX and they have different nude shades which is nice.

Jordana fabuliner liquid eyeliner in brown ($2.99). I love this liner in the brown and the black. The brown is great for a softer eye look. The skinny felt tip is great for making a wing liner and for beginners. So easy to use and last all day on the eye without bleeding.

All righty folks those are all the products that I have used up. It’s always a lot because I try to make an effort to use up things I love mainly to not be wasteful or have too much going to waste and so I can have a reason to go out and buy new or repurchase products lol. oops!! Don’t forget to like, comment, and subscribe.

Smooches

Kim B.

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October new products favorites

Hey folks!!! Today I want to talk about new products that I have been loving. I love new amazing goodies and these are some that I have found that everyone should try.

Nivea lip butter
Nivea lip butter

The cold weather is approaching and the sooner I get my routine of extra moisturizing down, the better I will be. This lip balm keeps my lips soft all night. I put it on before I go to bed and before I use a liquid lipstick which can dry your lips out.

Dry conditioners: L to R Chi , It's a 10, Tigi Rockaholic
Dry conditioners: L to R
Chi , It’s a 10, Tigi Rockaholic

So I work out five times a week and I will never wash my hair that often. EVER!! So in between washes I use a dry conditioner. The different between a dry shampoo and a dry conditioned is that a dry shampoo cleanses oily scalp and hair, while a dry conditioner cleans and adds moisture to a dry scalp. These are a few that I have been loving. They all smell different. The chi smells like a good mens cologne, it’s a 10 smells like fruit (their leave in conditioner smells the same), and the rockaholic smells clean.

Formula 10.0.6 So totally clean acne treatment toner
Formula 10.0.6 So totally clean acne treatment toner

This toner smells like baby lotion so i’m completely love it. But it makes me miss my Nephew baby Kendrick when I’m home. I digress lol, I use this toner in my nighttime routine to deep clean my face and prevent and breakouts that may plan to ruin my life the next day. No ma’am no sir, not with this toner.

Beca afterglow palette
Becca afterglow palette

This palette was a huge surprise. So I have all state insurance and I have the drive wise device in my car, well I didn’t know that you can use your points and safe drive rewards money to get discounts on all sorts of products. When I went on my account, I saw a beauty fragrance tab and OMG!!!!!!! I hit the mother load!!!!!! I saw this Becca palette and didn’t look back. They have tons of brands and products in all kinds of categories. I ended up getting this for about 40% off. enough said, throw that baby in the cart!!! The 3 highlighters are gorgeous and the 2 blushers is super creamy. The color right to left are:

highlighters- moonstone, rose gold, topaz

blushers- wild honey, and flower child.

The Balm
The Balm “the manizer sisters” palette

This is the infamous the Balm highlighters all in one palette. These are amazing and I haven’t been able to put it down. There is Mary-lou, Cindy-lou, and Betty-lou. This is sold at kohl’s and it’s worth the hunt. They are smaller that the individual highlighters but a little goes miles aka a long way lol.

Billion dollar brows brow duo pencil
Billion dollar brows brow duo pencil

This pencil is creamy amazingness!!!! I use the darker left side to highlight my brow bone and the lighter right side in my water line. It lasts all day and so easy to use.

NYX eyeshadow base in skin tone
NYX eyeshadow base in skin tone

Best eyelid base out!!! Perfect dupe for Mac paint pots and a fraction of the price!!!! my shadows stay pigmented and in place all day.

Pur minerals miricle mist
Pur minerals miricle mist

This is a setting spray that leaves your skin slightly dewy without making you oily. Smells like citrus which is nice. I’m combo/oily and I love this stuff.

Garnier clean nourish cleansing oil
Garnier clean nourish cleansing oil

Now this product says for dry skin but, I use this to break down my makeup and then I wash my face with a acne control cleanser after. I was using and loving the Tatcha cleansing oil but I ran out. And it expensive!! So I decided to try a more affordable cleansing oil. This oil doesn’t burn my eyes, it breaks my makeup down like a dream, and it doesn’t leave a oily film. Amazing!!

Estee Lauder concealer in medium deep
Estee Lauder concealer in medium deep

I use this concealer under my eyes and then top it with my liquid highlighter when I need extra coverage. It doesn’t crease, roll, or break up. Its thick but doesn’t cake. I love this tiny thing. I have a travel sized that came in a kit and it has lasted me forever.

Nivea in shower cream for very dry skin
Nivea in shower cream for very dry skin

I am all about that soft/ash free skin and like I said before, the more winter skin prep the better. My sister hates this stuff (she loved the old Jergens one that they had years ago). She said “if the next person getting in the shower doesn’t slip and fall, it ain’t good.” My poor niece and nephew lol. I love this stuff, it works for me and smells amazing. I don’t rinse it all off. I like to leave a little on to soak in throughout the day.

Well folks those are my new products that I have been loving. Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to like, comment, and subscribe

Smooches

Kim B

August Favorites!!!!!!

Hello my gorgeous beauty obsessed peoples!!!! I’m here with my better late then forgotten August favorites. August was a month of everyday face looks and just work work work. So these are the items that got me through August with no protest.

Skincare!!!

Left to Right Bliss fabulous foaming facewash Mary kay clear proof acne control toner lancome Genifique Pure soak it up gel moisturizer (sample) Lancome Absolue Precious Oil Bliss Triple Oxygen instant energizing mask
Left to Right:
Bliss fabulous foaming facewash
Mary kay clear proof acne control toner
lancome Genifique
Pure soak it up gel moisturizer (sample)
Lancome Absolue Precious Oil
Bliss Triple Oxygen instant energizing mask

These have been my go to skincare staples:

The bliss face wash is very gentle on the skin and has little exfoliating beads that are gentle enough for everyday. Leavde skin soft. Doesn’t do any fabulous foaming but I still like it. Sometimes foaming cleansers care leave your skin feeling tight and thirsty. This is my second bottle. You can find this at Kohls. Secret: I found my second bottle at TJ MAXX for half the price!!!!

Mary Kay acne control toner has been in my skincare off and on since high school!! Its amazing at keeping skin clear and sep cleaning those pores.

Lancome Genifique has had my skin looking healthy and glowing without it looks greasy. And it also minimizes large pores. A+++

Pur minerals Soak It Up moisturizer. Perfect for oils girls day time moisturizer. Soaks into the skin without leaving a film. Smalls very clean.

Lancome Absolue precious oil has been an amazing night moisturizer. It keeps my oily skin in check and prevents my skin from creating more oils.

Bliss triple Oxygen instant energizing mask. This is a foam mask and it goes on as a this shave cream like consistency, then begins to turn to foam one oxygen hits is and little bubbles start to pop and the mask starts to evaporate. Such a spa treatment. After 5 minutes just wipe off with a warm towel. Face feels so plump and radiant.

Makeup!!!

Estee Lauder Double Wear light in intensity 4.0 ELF Bb cream in Medium
Estee Lauder Double Wear light in intensity 4.0
ELF Bb cream in Medium

I absolutely love the Estee Lauder double wear light foundation. There are different types of double wear foundations and a full line of double wear products by Estee lauder ( I also loved the Double Wear bb cream). The popular one that you my have heard ravs about is the regular double wear with is amazing full coverage but it’s too full coverage for me. The light is perfect. Allows the skin to still breath and still has great medium coverage.

Elf BB Cream is one of my favorites. Good coverage and very blendable. So easy to use with a flat top brush.

Mally concealer in light/Medium
Mally concealer in light/Medium

This is a really nice thick concealer. I use it to highlight and its super creamy. A little goes a really long way. And once it’s set, it doesn’t budge.

Mac Studio Careblend pressed powder in medium+
Mac Studio Careblend pressed powder in medium+

I have hit major pan on this powder!!!! It’s ok, I have a backup. This is a great lightweight powder that I use to set my entire face wether I use foundation, bb cream, or tinted moisturizer. It’s my go to powder. Secret: Save all of your empty mac packaging. Once you get %, turn them in and get a free lipstick or lipgloss. It’s called the back to mac program and it’s amazing.

Wet N Wild contouring palette
Wet N Wild contouring palette

This item is a walmart exclusive. Now normally I hate walmart and only go in to buy dog food. But some girls on the makeup social app had mixed reviews on it so I had to give it  try. I love this palette. It fits my complexion perfect. I use a dense angled powder brush to get the most effective results with it. Def worth a pick up and try for only $4!!!!!

Elle Blush #03
Elle Blush #03

This blush is so silky and gives my the perfect natural blush shade. I can put on as much as my wrist can wave and it will never look like too much. Oh Shoot now I have Luther Vandross stuck in my head “never too much, never too much, never too much!!!!!!”

Cargo Cosmetics essentials eye palette
Cargo Cosmetics essentials eye palette

The name of this eye palette explains it all. It is an essential palette!!!! It is absolutely amazing. I have been looking at this palette for months and final got my hands on it. I got this in my gratis bag at work and screamed my head off when I saw this was in there. I was so excited that I almost left the rest of my items behind (but I quickly remembered lol). These Eight mattes, four shimmers, a jet black eyeliner, and a double sided blending brush.

the Balm Meet Matt(es) liquid lipstick in committed
the Balm Meet Matt(es) liquid lipstick in committed

The balm is the cutest makeup line. The names that they come up with are very creative. These are there new liquid lipsticks. I have three of them that was in my gratis and I love them all. In August I kept reaching for the color committed. It is a your lips but better with mauve tone. If that makes any sense lol. It dries completely matte and doesn’t move. It is not sticky at all and smells lie peppermint so thats just lovely

Fragrance!!!

Escada Born in paradise
Escada Born in paradise

When i first smelled this fragrance I didn’t like it cause it shels like coconut. And I HATE coconut. So I kinda left it in the box for a while. The I decided to give it a spray and see what it would smell like with my chemical balance (every fragrance can smell different on everyone based on their own chemical balance). Once I let it sit for a few minute I declared the Escada made this scent for me!!!!! I love it. It smells like summer, breach, fun, vacation…… well paradise lol. I used it everyday cause I knew september would nip my paradise dreams in the bud!! I wanted to get as many sprays outta this perfume before the smell of cool are and screaming school kids hit the air. And I barely made it but I’m glad I did. Escada know what they are doing when it ones to fragrances. Bravo escada, BRAVO!!!!

Well fools that is all my favorites for the moth of August. This onto I will also be doing a review on a few new products that I am trying and some popular items to let you know if they are with the hype. Don’t forgedt to subscribe, like, and comment.

Smooches

Kim B

Products I’ve used up Pt 4

Hello folks!!!! I have been gone for a really long time so the best way I know to come back is to show you products I have used up. My goal this summer was to use up all the half empty items I have in my stash. I wanted to get through a lot of stuff cause there’s no point in having tons of half used products crammed in drawers. and rankly it’s just a waste of money. Also it helps me to not buy more of the same things. So I put mot of the products in categories because I use a lot of the same things just different brands. Now warning: I have a ton of goodies so lets get started.

CLEANSERS

Equate daily face wash Olay 4-in-1 facial cloths Olay total effects 7 in one
Equate daily face wash
Olay 4-in-1 facial cloths
Olay total effects 7 in one

I enjoyed all of these cleansers. The equate daily cleanser is compared to clearasil daily cleanser and it is one of my favorite cleansers. the Olay facial wipes are perfect for travel. I can’t travel without them, the top box is combo/oily and the bottom box is sensitive skin. They fit perfectly in a sandwich bags and no worry about spilling. The Olay total effects has light exfoliating beads that I loved for everyday use. Not abrasive at all. Also doesn’t foam, which takes some getting use to, but your skin doesn’t feel stripped or tight after washing. I would repurchase all of these again. All of these cleansers except for the sensitive skin has salicylic acid in them which is great for blemish control.

TONERS

Mary kay Blemish control toner Lancome tonique Pure Focus H2O Marie toner
Mary kay Blemish control toner
Lancome tonique Pure Focus
H2O Marine toner

I have been repurchasing the Mary Kay toner since I was in high school, which was a long time ago. It helps clear and prevent blemishes. The Lancome pure focus is perfect for controlling oil. It has a mattifying power at the bottom of the bottle that helps you stay matte and keeps your oils at bay. The H2O toner was just okay. Nothing special. It has sea salt in it which helps keep pores tight.

MOISTURIZERS

Lancome Bienfait nigh Lancome Beinfait aqua Vital Boots shine control lotion mary Kay timewise Clinique Moisture surge
Lancome Bienfait night
Lancome Beinfait aqua Vital
Boots shine control lotion
mary Kay timewise
Clinique Moisture surge

I’ve learned a while ago that gel moisturizers are best for combo/oily skin during the day. I enjoy cream cleansers at night so that they really do the job while I sleep. I don’t need all that work during the day because I will turn into an oily mess. The beinfait night creams are my favorite night time moisturizer. They have the perfect amount of moisture and I wake up with baby soft skin. The beinfait aqua vital is a gel moisturizer for the day. It smells amazing and it’s my holy grail moisturizer. I didn’t like the boots shine control lotion because it didn’t control my shine or give me enough moisture. Even though I have combo skin, I still want the proper amount of moisture so to privent my skin from creating unwanted oil throughout the day and leaving me a greasy mess. I used to use the Mary Kay time wise moisturizer in high school and it did okay, so I thought, so I decided to give it another try. Now that I know more about skincare, I’ve realized that this moisturizer isn’t for my skin. It leaves a film on my skin that causes me to get oily fast. No Ma’am!!!!! I also love the cinique moisture sure. It’s the same concept as the Lancome aqua vital both are gel moisturizers. WIN WIN

EYE TREATMENT

lancome Absolu Yeux Lancome High Resolution eye
lancome Absolu Yeux
Lancome High Resolution eye

these two together are a match made in under eye heaven. Absolu yeux is an eye serum that restores the thin skin under the eye. It has no moisture, just concentrated treatment. I then add the high resolution eye cream on top which seals in the serum and leaves the under eye glowing and soft. I would love to repurchase the absolu jeux but it is very expensive. I’ll definitely be saving up for another one though.

FACE SERUMS

Altchek MD Night treatment Lancome Visionnaire
Altchek MD Night treatment
Lancome Visionnaire

The Altchek night serum and the Lancome visionnaire claim to do the same thing, even skin tone, lighten darkspots, demise the appearance of pores. The Visionnaire really showed a difference in my skin. It has great anti aging properties in it and gives my skin a really healthy look. The Altchek serum took longer to show a less expressive difference. Not my favorite.

BODY MOISTURIZERS

OgX hydrating argan oil of morocco lotion Vaseline spray and go
OgX hydrating argan oil of morocco lotion
Vaseline spray and go

I love the argan oil moisturizer. It smells amazing and leaves me moisturized a lllllll day (the body wash is also amazing). I lave the spray and go to moisturize my back because only an elegant can reach their back and even they have a bit of a struggle. lol

BODY WASH

Yardley London body wash in honey almond and levander rosemary
Yardley London body wash in honey almond and lavender rosemary

This is my holy grail body wash!!!!! The honey almond is a cream wash and the lavender rosemary is a gel wash. I got the rosemary because the honey almond is hard to find around my way. They have other scents. My absolute favorite is mango lily but I can’t find it anywhere in my area, I did order some on riteaid.com (yup sure did). I did find the sea salt one that I want to try next.

MINI MOISTURIZERS

Nivea creme Nivdea Soft
Nivea creme
Nivdea Soft

I love these to have in my purse. They both are great to have to moisturize throughout the day.

FOUNDATION

Loreal Magic Smooth Soufle in classic tan
Loreal Magic Smooth Soufle in classic tan

I’ve had this foundation for ever!!! It was discontinued a few years ago but I would still find them on ebay. This is a really mice foundation. It has a whipped consistence with a powder feeling finish. I’m guessing that they were competing with the revlon color stay whipped. they should have kept this one on the shelf a little longer.

CONCEALER

delf Concealer in beige
delf Concealer in beige

This has been in sooooo many of my posts from favorites to empties. i absolutely love this conceler for face highlighting. It’s amazing and i use it all the time. I’m working on one now and have two more in my backups.

MASCARAS

top to bottom FYEO feather lash  clinique high impact and lanes building primer duo clinique bottom lash estee lauder double wear zero-smudge lengthening Lancome Grandiose Lancome oscillation
top to bottom
FYEO feather lash
clinique high impact and lanes building primer duo
clinique bottom lash
estee lauder double wear zero-smudge lengthening
Lancome Grandiose
Lancome oscillation

All of these mascaras are in black exept for the firs one. The FYEO, for your eyes only, is in the color royal blue. This is a really nice mascara for a pop of color on the lash. It is cruelty free. The clinique high impact is a really nice mascara that I will repurchase. I didn’t like the primer side of it. the clinique bottom lash mascara has a tiny brush which is perfect for my tiny bottom lashes and outer corner lashes and keeps the mess minimal. Estee Lauder double wear zero smudge mascara….. I HATED IT!!!! It made my lashes crunchy, hard, brittle, dry. And it took all the kings horses and all the kings men to get it off and I still had raccoon eyes in the morning!!!! I have never disliked a product so much. I couldn’t even finish it. Now Lancome grandiose is my holy grail mascara. They make my short straight lashes look like falsies!!! Amazing formula, doesn’t smudge and easy to remove at night. The Lancome Oscillation is another one of my holy grails. the wand vibrates allowing you to coat every lash even if you didn’t know it existed.

BROWS

Elf clear brow gel lancome es Sourils definis Brow Expert in Auburn It Cosmetics Your brows but better in universal taupe
Elf clear brow gel
lancome es Sourils definis Brow Expert in Auburn
It Cosmetics Your brows but better in universal taupe

I like the elf brow gel. keeps my brow hairs in place. The Lancome brow pencil is the best I have ever used. The formula is very smooth and stays all day without fading. The It Cosmetics YBBB is an amazing pencil as well. very easy to use and the taupe color matches all brow colors.

FACIAL SPRAYS

Evian Facial Spray Mac Fix+
Evian Facial Spray
Mac Fix+

I like the evian facial spray to use before I tone my face. It takes away the tightness in the skin after washing. It’s also nice for when you are out in the sun and need a little cool down. Mac fix+ is my holy frail. It has glycerin in it which keeps makeup for looking cakey. I also love it to give my foundation a glowing finish, to foil and help my shadows and pigments pop. This product is multi use and I can’t live without it.

Well folks that’s all my empties for now. Thank you all for stopping by and peeking into my trash. Any questions please comment bellow and don’t forget to share, like, and subscribe

Smooches

Kim B.

Products I’ve used up pt 3

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.

An Abundance of used up goodness!!!
An Abundance of used up goodness!!!

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.

BEAUTY PRODUCTS:

Equate oil free daily face wash
Equate oil free daily face wash

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.

Biore Blemish fighting ice cleanser
Biore Blemish fighting ice cleanser

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.

Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair (sample size)
Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair (sample size)

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.

Lancome Visionnaire serum
Lancome Visionnaire serum

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

Serious C Serum
Serious C Serum

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.

Maya Overseas foods inc. Rose Water
Maya Overseas foods inc. Rose Water

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.

Lancome High Resolution Night Cream ( Deluxe sample)
Lancome High Resolution Night Cream (Deluxe sample)

This is one of my favorite night creams. It has anti wrinkle and renewing skin properties. And I love the smell.

Mary Kay oil mattifyer
Mary Kay oil mattifier

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.

ELF mineral face primer
ELF mineral face primer

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 :/

Mary Kay medium coverage foundation in beige 404
Mary Kay medium coverage foundation in beige 404

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.

Sephora correcter/concealer pen
Sephora correcter/concealer pen

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.

ELF concealer in beige
ELF concealer in beige

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.

ELF all over stick in Apricot Beige
ELF all over stick in Apricot Beige

I love this for an intense under eye highlight. Very creamy but I can’t find in anywhere. #sadpanda

Top: Elizabeth Arden beautiful color eyebrow pencil in 03 brownette bottom: Lancome Les Souricils Benfinis Brow Expert in 105 brown
Top: Elizabeth Arden beautiful color eyebrow pencil in 03 brownette
bottom: Lancome Les Souricils Benfinis Brow Expert in 105 brown

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

Laura Geller Blush -N- Brighten in tropic hues
Laura Geller Blush -N- Brighten in tropic hues

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!!!!

April Cold Cream Cleanser
April Cold Cream Cleanser

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!!!!

BEAUTY TOOLS!!!

Dove skin revitalized facial cleansing massager
Dove skin revitalized facial cleansing massager

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.

Coastal Scents BR-110 flat top kabuki brush
Coastal Scents BR-110 flat top kabuki brush

It lasted a year, had a good run, but now it sheds more than Stripe in the summer!!!!!!

Ebay beauty sponges
Ebay beauty sponges

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.

FRAGRANCE!!!!

Victoria's Secret sheer fragrance mist in super model
Victoria’s Secret sheer fragrance mist in super model

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

FOOD/SNACK!!!!

Trader Joe's Crunchy cookie butter
Trader Joe’s Crunchy cookie butter

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!!!!

Trader Joe's spicy chai tea latte mix
Trader Joe’s spicy chai tea latte mix

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.

Smooches

Kim B.