Thursday, June 29, 2017

My Life in June 2017

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It's time for my monthly lifestyle post. Let's see what I''ve been up too during June.



I was kind of sick with allergies (surprise, surprise lol), but once I started feeling better I felt like making a homemade meal.


I'm not a huge fan of cantaloupe, but its alright lol.


I made some homemade chocolate muffins.


A simple homeade dish. Zesty Italian Marinated Chicken Breasts and Seasoned Potatoes


Taco Tuesday!


Homemade Nacho Bell Grande 


Does anyone else like to buy this fruit in jar by Dole? It's so good!


Ice Cold Strawberry Lemondade


Feeling prettyin pink 


A mermaid inspired look


Random Saturday Mirror Selfie


My favorite dress


June  21st was national selfie day


Who says you can't wear a vampy lip during the Summer?


Vampy Lips


A makeup related pink Wednesday post


Haul Time! 



June was full of product reviews. Here a few of the items I reviewed this month. I'll link the reviews at the end of this post.



A little makeup brush organization in my diy mak8eup brush holder and diy mirror boxes


Cleanliness is next to Godliness 



A repost by original beauty box of my pro box :)


June 2017 Posts

Derma E Skincare Products First Impressions

Beauty Big Bang 7 Piece Colorful Makeup Brushes






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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Purell Healthy Soap

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* Disclaimer: This post contains PR Samples provided by Purell for review purposes. I would like to thank Purell for sending these products. All opinions are 100% my own.

For the past few years, Purell has contacted me about reviewing a few of their new products. I think it's so kind of the representatives of Purell to send over these sanitizing items. I was sent a few goodies that I've reviewed  on my blog before, so today I will be focusing on Purell's new Healthy Soap.

* All product information is courtesy of  purell.com




Cleans and nourishes

Washing hands with soap and water is one of the best ways to help prevent the spread of germs. But regular soaps can leave your skin dry, damaged – and vulnerable to contaminants and harmful germs.

HEALTHY SOAP gently removes dirt and germs from hands, while nourishing skin with natural moisturizers. Our HEALTHY SOAP with Natural Moisturizers nourishes while cleaning to support your skin's natural ability to protect against dirt and germs. The result is naturally healthy hands.


HEALTHY SOAP works in 2 ways: 

Its gentle formulation cleans and washes away dirt without harsh chemicals.

It supports the condition of your skin's moisture barrier with natural moisturizers.


My Thoughts

This soap gets two thumbs up from me! Both soaps smell absoultely amaizng and clean my hands well. The fresh scent has a light clean citrus type scent and the cucumber scent smells just like its name with a clean scent as well. I think this is going to be a hand soap that is going to last for some time since it only takes one pump per use to lather your hands while washing them. I'm very picky when it comes to hand soaps since not all hand soaps lather well, but I don't have that issue at all with this soap.

I also love how my hands don't feel dry after I use this soap, and hours after usage my hands still feel soft and mositutized. I've been getting into using more natural based products lately, and this soap doesn't contain any harsh chemicals. Honestly I couldn't think of a better name for this Healthy Soap since it's truly a healthier option for hand washing.


Will you be trying Purell Healthy Soap?


June 2017 Posts

Derma E Skincare Products First Impressions

Beauty Big Bang 7 Piece Colorful Makeup Brushes





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Saturday, June 24, 2017

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Bath and Body Works and Victoria's SAS Summer 2017

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I had a few gift cards saved for the Bath and Body Works and Victoria's Secret SAS, and I needed to pick up a few repurchase items.  I know this is a little shocking, but no I didn't get any candles this time. Who's knows maybe I'll get around to doing a candle haul sometime over the Summer.


A few non semi annual sale items I picked up at Walmart and CVS. Yes I used some of my Extra Care Bucks at CVS :)


Just a few body care items and rubber ducks. I try to get rubber ducks during the SAS.


These weren't actually SAS items, but since I had a gift card I picked these items. I've gone through so many bottles of  Sun Kissed through out the years lol.


Did you get anything from the semi annual sales?


June 2017 Posts

Derma E Skincare Products First Impressions

Beauty Big Bang 7 Piece Colorful Makeup Brushes


May 2017 Posts





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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Derma E Vitamin C Micellar Cleansing Water and Nourishing Rose Cleansing Oil

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* Disclaimer: This post contains PR Samples provided by Derma E for review purposes. I would like to thank Derma E for sending these products. All opinions are 100% my own.

Skincare is one the topics on my blog that I tend to share with you all my beauty routines and reviews. You may have guessed it, today I have a review on one of the two products that were sent to me from Derm E.

* Product information is courtesy of Dermae.com



This refreshing Vitamin C cleansing water dissolves long-lasting makeup and impurities, while improving the appearance of skin’s texture and promoting healthy collagen. Micellar technology gently lifts off dirt without rinsing, while maintaining skin’s proper balance. Anti-aging Probiotics and antioxidant-rich Rooibos help skin to appear brighter and replenished.

We use a stable form of Vitamin C that won’t evaporate or alter before absorbing into your skin, to work better for you, naturally.

My Thoughts

I use many different cleansers for my face, but this is the first time I've used a micellar water. My face feels so rejuvenated after using this cleansing water. I live in the South were it's hot and humid so this cleansing water is just what I need to keep my face feeling refreshed and hydrated.  I love how this product contains Vitamin C since Vitamin C has nutrients that are good for your skin (and in general). I haven't been wearing makeup that much since it's been so hot, but when I do this cleasing water. I also love that you don't have to rinse your face after usage, and scent smells amazing. I think it's safe to say this is one of my holy grail products right now.



This essence of rose cleansing oil dissolves away long-lasting makeup and impurities, while nourishing skin with beautifying oils.

Argan Oil delivers a concentrated boost of intense antioxidant-rich moisture to lock in essential hydrating for a healthy tone, renewed texture and exceptional suppleness. Jojoba Oil provides moisture to dry skin while helping to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by promoting healthy cell renewal. Cleansing oils are great for all skin types, especially oily skin because they help to maintain skin's natural balance, removing skin of bad oils and leaving good natural oils. Your skin will be left feeling healthy, nourished and soft.

My Thoughts

Cleansing oils are products that I like to use regularly in my skincare routine. I'm going to get straight to the point here, this is the best cleansing oil I've used so far. I've stated before that I have normal to oily skin, so I wanted to put this cleansing oil to the test. In the description it states that this product removes bad oils and leaves good natural oils on your skin, and I'm finding this statement to be true! My face has felt a little oily lately, but I decided to use this cleansing oil and I'm loving the results. I think using this cleansing oil has actually helpes reduced any oil my face has been experiencing. I typically use this cleansing oil at night and wash my face when I take my nightly shower.  My face feels so soft after I use cleansing oil, not to mention that rose scent smells really nice and clean. This is another product that I highly recommend to add to your skincare routine. This is my first time using Derma E products, but definitely not my last!

If you missed my first impressions and brand info, here the link below

Derma E Skincare Products First Impressions

Don't forget to checkout my Pre Summer Skincare Prep: Exfoilation post!


June 2017 Posts

Derma E Skincare Products First Impressions

Beauty Big Bang 7 Piece Colorful Makeup Brushes


May 2017 Posts





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Saturday, June 17, 2017

Pre Summer Skincare Prep: Exfoliation

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* Disclaimer: This post contains PR Samples provided by Zest and Tree Hut for review purposes. I would like to thank both companies for sending these products. Product information is courtesy of  the brands websites. All opinions are 100% my own

Today I'm sharing a few exfoliating products that I've been using to maintain healthy and soft skin, especially since Summer is right around the corner. For today's exfoliating products, I'll be focusing on Tree Hut's Skincare Exfoliating Mud Mask Detoxifying Charcoal Mask and Zest's Fruitboost Smoothie Body Scrubs.

Tree Hut Skincare Exfoliating Mud Mask Detoxifying  Charcoal Mask


Purify your skin with the activated charcoal in the Tree Hut Exfoliating Mud Mask. This multifunctional mask has Exotic Black Sand that preps skin by removing dead skin cells while Charcoal, Kaolin, and Bentonite draw out impurities and excess oil to help brighten dull looking skin.


Benefits

-Exfoliates and leaves skin feeling soft

- Draws out impurities

- Fortified with natural ingredients
- Kaolin draws out impurities, excess oil and pollution

- Bentonite helps tighten and cleanses skin

- Aloe hydrates and helps heal skin

- Charcoal attracts impurities for deeper cleansing

-Free from parabens, formaldehyde donors, petroleum, phthalates, sulfates, DEA, and mineral oil

-Made in the USA


My Thoughts

This is my first time using an exfoliating facial mud mask and I'm very impressed by the results. I've been using this at nightime for the past week and my face feels so cleansed. I noticed that I had a small dark blemish near the side my eye, and this facial scrub helped reduced the blemish. I'm thinking the aloe helped with the blemish issues since aloe has healing properties. This mask leaves my skin feeling so soft, and I love how this product is fortified with natural botanicals. I seriously should have tried facial masks a long time ago. I truly understand why facial masks are so popular! I've been a fan of Tree Hut products since last Summer and this is  a new product I'm adding to my skincare favorites list! If you're interested in trying this exfoliating mud mask, check it out at Ulta for $14.99

Zest Fruitboost Smoothie Body Scrubs


The perfect complement to these revitalizing showers gels are Zest Fruitboost Smoothie Body Scrubs which revitalize, smooth and soften skin with finely ground, natural apricot seeds that gently exfoliate, while natural avocado oils and other rich moisturizers help leave skin feeling soft and Zestfully Clean. Zest Fruitboost Shower Gels and Body Scrubs are free of parabens and phthalates.


FRUITBOOST VERY BERRY SCENT



A smooth burst of succulent berries combine in this luscious berry filled scent that nourishes your skin leaving you...Fresh. Fruity. Zestfully Clean!

FRUITBOOST PEACH MANGO SCENT



A deliciously sweet scent. An exotic burst of white peach and champagne mango to boost the power of your shower with this wonderfully juicy scent, leaving you...Fresh. Fruity. Zestfully Clean!

FRUITBOOST CITRUS SPLASH SCENT



The ultimate Citrus fragrance experience. A citrus sparkle with a touch of key lime to boost the power of your shower with an escape to the tropics, leaving you...Fresh. Fruity. Zestfully Clean!


My Thoughts

I'm so conflicted on which body scrub I love the best lol. All three scrubs smells absolutely amazing! I like using more tropical scents during the warmer months and all three scrubs are great to use during the Summer! These body scrubs contain avocado oil which is good for your skin. After usage, my skin feels so soft and this is before I even put on lotion or body butter. The scrubs aren't hard on your skin at all. I couldn't think of a better name for these smoothie body scrubs. I love to pair these scrubs with the Zest Fruitboost Body Washes as well. If you're trying to get silky smooth skin this Summer, I highly suggest picking up a jar of one these smoothie body scurbs at your local Walmart for about $5.00 (or less).

June 2017 Posts

Derma E Skincare Products First Impressions

Beauty Big Bang 7 Piece Colorful Makeup Brushes


May 2017 Posts


Fairytale Pink FOTD 


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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Fairytale Pink FOTD

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I actually forgot that I had this makeup look drafted lol. This was supposed to go up last month, but I was so busy with moving and unpacking I got totally side tracked! I shared this on Instagram, but here are a few selfies from my fairytale pink makeup look. My apologies for not going into detail about the shadows used etc. If you would product details let me know in the comment section!



Products Used



June 2017 Posts

Derma E Skincare Products First Impressions

Beauty Big Bang 7 Piece Colorful Makeup Brushes


May 2017 Posts

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