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It’s Party Time…Makeup Mists

Holiday Parties are coming fast, I already had a couple and  became aware of the value of looking good for pictures. I am not normally the type of girl who photographs good; actually I am the type of person who looks like this:

Photos

But skipping the babbling, today I want to talk about Setting Sprays, because I have oily skin and I always have valued the power of setting my makeup in order for it to last longer. So I will be talking about two products (drugstore of course) one I already finished and the other one is still going strong.

The first one is the NYX Matte Finish Setting Spray around $8.00 in the drugstore with 2.02 Oz. This is a very powerful little bottle I enjoyed using it over the summer, but I have to admit that even if I am oily for this season is kind of harsh for me. I do recommend it if you are extremely oily, it really works.

NYX Setting Spray

The next product is the L’Oreal Infallible Pro Spray & Set Makeup Extender Setting Spray I even got tired of writing this name, now this product is interesting because it’s around $16.00 in the drugstore with 3.4 Oz. Ok it comes with more product than the NYX one and honestly I like it even more, you know how L’Oreal owns Urban Decay (and they also have their setting spray, which I did not like at all because it makes my skin feel sticky) well this product is good, mist is very lightweight, it does set my makeup pretty good plus I do feel it extends if for a longer period of time, it does not have any scent that I have noticed which is a good thing for me and my makeup looks good in photos. I do recommend it, but the only bummer is the price, for a drugstore product I feel it could be a little less expensive, but if I compare it with trying to buy a high end brand this beats it completely. My opinion would be get it with a coupon (which is a great option drugstore gives us in the US).

Loreal Setting Spray

Do you have any other Setting Sprays you love?

Until Next Time

xoxo

 

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What’s New at the Drugstore

Hey everybody, happy Monday! I am just recovering from a power nap I had, I just love naps, I don’t normally take naps, but when I do I feel so refreshed and my mind is clear and ready to keep going, but today we are not talking about naps. Today I will be talking about what’s new at the drugstore, it’s been a while since I did one of these, and lately all the brands have decided to release new products, I will be showing you what they are and giving you some reviews on some I have already tried. So stay tuned and enjoy!

Until Next Time,

xoxo


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My Sample Opinion: Beauty for Everybody Shampoo’s

Hey everyone, so today I have another edition of my sample opinion, this is related to my Beauty for Everybody bag that I got from Target a while ago. This bag came with lots of shampoo/conditioners which were targeted to one main thing, hydrate and nourish your hair. At first I didn’t understand but then I got it cold weather = dry hair, skin, etc. so we have to be extra careful with our hair.

Now I already used up the 3 samples that I got so I think I am ready to give you my opinion and which one would I purchase of the three of them.

The first one is from the Fekkai’s Shea Butter Moisturizing Shampoo and conditioner ($22.00 full size), now the brand claims that this product is a reach and creamy product with Shea butter that smooth’s ultra-dry, coarse or unruly hair and leaves hair feeling moisturized


Let me say this, when I saw the three samples I thought L’oreal “meh”, Clear “what is that?”, and Fekkai “ooh la la”. This means I’ve always wanted to try Fekkai products. So this was the first one I had to try out, and I did, now let me tell you that maybe my hopes were set to high, I don’t know why, but truthfully this shampoo was not that exciting for me, I mean it smells good, lathers up real good, but I don’t know, I didn’t feel anything different that I would feel with the shampoo I am using at the moment, which was a bummer, and the price yikes I mean it’s expensive. So yep I don’t think this will be my next shampoo.

The second one was the Clear (what is that?) Scalp & Hair Therapy Total Care Nourishing Shampoo ($4.99 full size). Before seeing this sample I completely ignored this brand existed (hence my What is that? Quote) after seeing this brand I started noticing it in favorite videos, YouTube reviews, etc. So I was kind of intrigued with the Clear system I mean I think this is the first shampoo that talks about feeding your scalp. They state that 99% of hair’s natural strength and beauty comes from the scalp.

Now, when I used it, my first WOW was when I actually saw the shampoo it was lilac (as the package/bottle) but it had some shimmer to it, which is something I don’t recall seeing in a shampoo ever, scent is DELICIOUS, lathers real good and left my hair real nice. I really liked this shampoo, so I thought I had a winner until…

I used the L’oreal (meh) EverCreme Nourishing shampoo/conditioner/masque ($5.69-$8.00 full size), the brand claims….



Ok this is why my momma always says don’t judge a book by its cover or brand in this case, this shampoo smells AMAZING, I just loved it, it kind of reminded me of a fragrance, but I just cannot recall which one (I’ll just say it is a very pleasant one). Conditioner works real good, but the treatment (masque) is even better, after using it my hair was so smooth and silky , I didn’t use a hair dryer and my hair was so nice after being naturally dry that I could’ve left it that way. Next day, my hair still smelled good, which is not something you commonly get. And second day hair was amazing; my hair looked really good (I even received compliments from my co-workers).

Conclusion, which one would be my next shampoo? I will have to go with the L’oreal one; I just love it so much. One thing though, maybe I would skip the conditioner, but I am definitely getting that masque because that thing works wonders (even it it’s a bit pricier than the shampoo).

So I hope these reviews are helpful for you, has anyone used one of these products? If so what are your thoughts?

Until Next Time,

xoxo


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Beauty for Everybody

Hey everyone, so today I wanted to show you something that I got in the mail. I actually forgot when I liked target style at Facebook, but when I did I got subscribed to get a beauty for everybody bag for free. So Target sent these cute bags full of samples for people to try out and this is what I got:


As you can see in the pictures they are mainly shampoo’s and hair treatments, the bag is the cutest thing ever, it is actually a bit bigger than their last bag and it’s from the brand SOHO. I also got a booklet full of coupons for the samples attached, which you can exchange at Target.

Now the products I got were:

  • Fekkai Shea Butter Moisturizing Shampoo and Conditioner
  • Jergens Daily Moisturizer
  • Clear Scalp & Hair Therapy Nourishing Shampoo and Conditioner
  • Pixi Flawless Beauty Primer
  • Loreal EverCreme Nourishing Shampoo and Conditioner
  • Loreal EverCreme Deep Nourishing Masque

So yep that was it, expect new reviews soon…

On other things, winter has finally made a stop at our town, seriously this past weekend I was able to get all of my winter wardrobe out (a task I was postponing for weeks and weeks) and it was just in good timing because on Monday I was able to wear my comfy sweaters.

And there is something I discovered, on Saturday we went to Marshalls and I was able to score a pair of Leggings, but these are not common leggings my friends, these are fleeced leggings which are awesome for this freaking cold….so if you can go to Marshalls and get a pair they are only $6.99 and they are from Betsey Johnson how cool is that!!


So that’s it for me, as of now, I’ve been working for crazy these past few days, but I really didn’t want to miss posting so this counts!!

Until Next Time,

xoxo


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October’s Beauty Favorites

Hey everybody, so today I have my October Favorites for all of you. Hope you enjoy, some of the products are sample because I decided to dig up into my samples drawer (that baby needs to be empty).

Products Mentioned:

  • Wet n Wild Palette in Petal Pusher
  • Benefit Blush in Bella Bamba
  • Cargo Blush in Mendocino
  • Carol’s Daughter MONOI Repairing Hair Mask
  • Not Your Mother’s Smooth Moves Frizz Control Cream
  • La Roche Posay Effaclar K Moisturizer
  • Clean & Clear Advantage Acne Spot Treatment
  • Mario Badescu Drying Cream
  • L’oreal Magic Lumi Concealer
  • Burt’s Bee’s Lemon Cutticle Cream
  • Bath & Body Works Candle in Cider Lane

Until Next Time,

xoxo


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This Fall I’m Joining the Navy!

Yep, it has been decided, my color for this season will be navy. I just can’t seem to get enough of it. I really like navy pieces because I think I can mix and match them with different colors like fuchsia, gold, silver, magenta, and it also looks quite polished and elegant paired with black.

In the pictures below I have some of my favorite navy items. I really love these pieces because I can use them with anything I have.

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