Pucker Your Lips With… Maybelline Super Stay Lip Crayon!

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Today’s post is about the Maybelline Super Stay Lip Crayon. It was recommended on the letsdoamegover Instagram account, which belongs to my awesome friend Megan Peterson! Feel free to check out her account -she has lots of fun makeup looks and recommendations.

First off, I love the way it feels on my lips -it has that barely there feel, unlike a lot of lip crayons I have tried, which feel waxy or chalky. It transfers somewhat and lasts about 5 hours, which is decent for a lip crayon.

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I also love this shade, Lead the Way. It is a nice warm nude shade, and looks great with my complexion. It comes in fifteen shades total, which range from nude to bright to dark.

Price: $7.94, Walmart

Verdict: A Beauty Musthave!


Note: This post is not sponsored.

Happy Birthday to Me!

Today was probably one of my favorite birthdays ever!

We bought strawberry and raspberry and tomato plants for our garden!

Ben made steak for dinner!

I also got lots of fun presents, including this beautiful jade necklace.

Overall, it was a lovely day! 🥰

Indie Beauty Showcase: ReeRee’s Shower Melt and Turmeric Face Mask

ReeRee's Bath and Body

My sister Heather has an amazing bath and beauty company, which I can’t help but gush about! Right now, she is selling bath bombs, shower melts and face masks! I love her products! She uses essential oils, olive oil, and some organic ingredients. If you are looking for wholesome, clean beauty products, and want to support a small business, please check out her website, ReeRees.com!


ReeRee’s Goodnight Shower Melt

ReeRees Bath and Body Relax Shower Melt

The first product that I tried recently is the goodnight shower melt. It has lavender, bergamot, orange and vetiver essential oils. These are some of my favorite scents! The shower melt worked nicely to bring a beautiful aroma to my shower, and was super pampering.

Price: $4, + shipping


ReeRee’s Organic Turmeric Brightening Face Mask

ReeRees Bath and Body Turmeric Mask

Next is the turmeric face mask. I did think that it helped reduce some of the redness in my skin. It also felt super nice on the skin, and didn’t have an overpowering scent. I’m super glad it didn’t irritate my sensitive skin, like most face masks do. It’s made with turmeric and clay, so it is a fun twist on a traditional clay mask.

Price: $15 + shipping


 

ReeRees Bath and Body Love

Some of the other bath bombs that Heather offers are:

  • Galaxy = oak moss, aloe, & a hint of orange
  • Unicorn = birthday cake
  • Surfs Up = tropical smell with a hint of coconut
  • Princess = raspberry vanilla
  • Grape Slushy = grape
  • Relax = lavender
  • Citrus Fusion = grapefruit & tangerine
  • Mango Twist = mango fruit
  • Loco Coco = coconut
  • Aloha = bergamot, cirtus, & a touch of grapefruit
  • Blue Cotton Candy = cotton candy
  • Festival = mixed fruity fragrance
  • Queen Bee = french pear
  • Detox Black Bath Bomb = oakmoss & aloe, contains activated charcoal
  • Satsuma = bergamot citrus with white tea & ginger
  • Hippy = patchouli
Also available:
  • Tumeric Face Mask $15
  • Wake Up Shower Steamer $4
  • Goodnight Shower Steamer $4

Again, please check out her website at ReeRees.com! You will love her products, I promise you!


Disclosure: This post is not sponsored. 

Take A Peek At My April Empties!

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I have been saving up my empties for a few months, and now I finally have enough for a post! Today, I have some hair care, skincare, makeup, and others.


Garnier Whole Blends Honey Treasures Repairing Shampoo and Conditioner

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My first two items are a shampoo and conditioner that I love. This is my second time purchasing, and it smells sooo good! It keeps my hair healthy, and the shampoo suds nicely. I am using a new shampoo and conditioner duo next, to shake things up again, but I will definitely be repurchasing these little babies.

I originally wrote a blog post on this Garnier Shampoo and Conditioner when I first purchased.

Price: $5.49 (Value Size) at Walmart

Verdict: A Budget Beauty Must Have!


Spring Valley Adult Gummy Prenatal Vitamins

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This is more of a wellness product than a beauty product, but I wanted to include these vitamins because I love them so much. I love that they have DHA in addition to the usual Folic Acid. The flavors are orange, lemon and strawberry, and are delicious. I like prenatal vitamins, because they are a lot easier on my stomach than traditional vitamins. I definitely recommend!

Price: $7.88, Walmart

Verdict: A Wellness Musthave!


Drunk Elephant Beste No. 9 Jelly Cleanser

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I got this cleanser as part of a Sephora birthday gift set. This… was a decent cleanser. It definitely cleaned my face well, and didn’t dry it out. That said, I wasn’t wowed. And for the price, I expect it to be way better than a drug store cleanser. I actually prefer the Cetaphil Cleanser that I am using currently. So, would I purchase? Probably not.

Price: $32 (5 oz), Sephora

Verdict: Meh, It’s Okay…


Garnier SkinActive Micellar Water

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This is my second time repurchasing this micellar water. I like using this for removing my eye makeup, as it doesn’t irritate my eyes, which a lot of makeup removers do. It also works well with removing liquid lipsticks. While I love this micellar water, I am interested in trying a cleansing balm to remove my makeup. That said, if you are into micellar waters, this is definitely a good bet.

Price: $6.96, Walmart

Verdict: A Budget Beauty Must-Have!


L’Oreal Infallible 24 Hour Fresh Wear Foundation

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This is my go-to foundation! I originally reviewed this L’Oreal Foundation back in January. I am on my third bottle now, and don’t plan on changing foundations any  time soon. I love how it makes my complexion look even, but doesn’t cake or get heavy. It also lasts most of the day. It works great for normal to dry skin. If you have combo or oily skin, I would recommend the L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation, which I reviewed in October 2018.

Price: $11.96, Walmart

Verdict: A Budget Must-Have!


Crest 3D Stain Eraser Toothpaste

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I grew up with Arm & Hammer toothpaste, but decided to try a whitening toothpaste. It worked well as a toothpaste, but I did not see any whitening results. If you are looking for some teeth whitening, I would recommend some whitening  trays from your dentist. Sometimes, a professional is exactly what you need for results.

Price: $2.97, Walmart

Verdict: Meh… It’s okay.


And that’s it for for today’s empties post! I love writing these posts, because I think it is more helpful to see a review on a completely used up product, than on a first impressions post. I hope you found it helpful as well!


This post is not sponsored.

My Little Workhorse …Cetaphil Daily Facial Cleanser for Oily Skin!

Cetaphil Daily Cleanser Oily Skin

Sometimes the best working products come in humble packaging. Today’s product, the Cetaphil Daily Facial Cleanser for oily skin, is one of those little hidden gems.It does a great job of deep cleansing my skin without stripping the moisture. It also deep cleans without causing redness or irritation, like a lot of facial cleansers do to my sensitive skin. It definitely takes off all of my face makeup. (I use Garnier Micellar Water for my eye makeup.)

It has a nice clean, unisex scent, that isn’t too overpowering, so it’s great for guys and gals. It was recommended to me by my dermatologist, and I would say she knows her stuff. 🙂

What I also love is that this doubles as a great brush and beauty sponge cleaner! It definitely cleans my beauty sponge better than regular hand soap, and even some brush cleaners I have tried. I love products that go double duty.

I definitely recommend!


 

Note: This post is not sponsored.

What I Think About … Freeman Glacier Water + Peony Face Mask!

Freeman Glacial Water Peony Face Mask

Here is the last installment of my Freeman face mask series! I decided to try out five of the $1.32 face masks that you can buy at Walmart. You can read the other posts below:

I Tried… Freeman Matcha Icecream Face Mask!

I Tried… Freeman Neon Vibes Peel Off Face Mask!

Pamper Yourself With … Freeman Watermelon Face Mask!

It’s Self Care Time With … Freeman Rose Gummy Bear Mask!

Today’s face mask is a thin, blue tinted gel cream. When I used it, it spread across the skin nicely, and dried down to a sticky finish. I wish I could say it was a miracle worker, but it wasn’t. It left my skin feeling exactly the same afterwards, and I noticed some initial redness that went away after about ten minutes. It did smell nice, so I suppose that is a plus…

So far, out of all the masks I have tried, I liked the Watermelon face mask the most. It smelled nice, was cooling on the skin, and left my skin nice and soft. The second runner up was the Rose Gummy Bear mask. Although I didn’t like the smell as much, it left my skin nice and hydrated. As for the others, including today’s face mask, I wasn’t too impressed.

If you are looking for a nice, cheap way to pamper yourself, this could be a good bet, depending on which one you choose. That said, if you are looking for real results with your face masks, I would suggest looking elsewhere.

That’s all for today. Stay safe, my beautiful friends!

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Note: This post is not sponsored.

Spinning Class -My New Love!

I have been going to my local gym for the past 5 weeks, and am having a blast. I have tried out several fitness classes -cardio dance, pilates, barre, water aerobics, yoga and cycling/spinning. One of my favorite classes is spinning class!

The workout is super intense, but the endorphins I feel afterward are so worth it. I leave drenched -and happy. I feel proud of myself, knowing that I pushed myself and took care of my body.

A Few Tips:

  • Work your way into the class. Teachers will push you hard, and the class can be super competitive. Make sure, however, that you don’t push too hard, especially if you are just beginning. Injuries can happen if you work too hard too fast.
  • Have your instructor help you adjust your bike to your body. I didn’t do this, and my hand went numb as a result (my handlebar was too low, and I was placing all my weight on my hands.) Now, having the right settings, I am getting a more efficient workout, and my hands feel fine.
  • Bring a water bottle and stay hydrated!
  • Also, bring a hand towel to mop your face and keep the handlebars dry. You will sweat a lot.

If you are looking for an effective workout, cycling/spinning fitness class is a great choice!