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Review – OGX Hydrating Body Lotion Moroccan Argan Oil

14 Jul

OGX Hydrating Body Lotion Moroccan Argan Oil is an affordable drug store cruelty free option.  It says it isn’t tested on animals!

This HUGE bottle was on sale at my local Mariano’s for $5.00.  I couldn’t resist since I was ready to replace my current lotion.

Whopping 13 ounces of perfume lotion for $5!

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So what did I think?

Why I like it

I liked the argan oil ingredient along with the other natural stuff.

It’s not tested on animals!  Yay for cute bunnies not going blind!

It’s huge!  You get a long of product for your dollar.

It’s moisturizing enough for summertime skin.

Why I didn’t like it

It’s very very heavily scented.  It smells like perfume lotion.  Each time I applied it, I thought of the scented skin creams you get with a perfume set around Christmas time.  Think Elizabeth Taylor’s White Diamonds.  You may like this though, I found it overwhelming.

Luckily, the scent doesn’t linger. Which, again…I sort of like when it lingers when I like the scent.

Don’t let that discourage you from trying it, you may totally dig the fragrance.

My skin is very dry normally, goes to a slightly dry in the summer.  This worked for summer, but I don’t think this will work one the temps start to drop.

Also, because I’m not wild about the scent, I don’t reach to reapply.

Will I repurchase?  Not this version.  I may try another formula from the brand before winter starts.  Otherwise, I’m going back to Suave which I LOVE!!!!

Have you tried OGX Hydrating Body Lotion Moroccan Argan Oil?  Do you like it?

~Anna

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Review – Laqa & Company Sheer Lip Lube Pencil

30 Jun

Haha lube.  I know, I’m 16….

I first was introduced to Laqa through Birchbox and its generous sample of a Sheer Lip Lube Pencil.  Obviously, I liked it so much that I bought a full size.

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I bought this in Beezelbub.  The company describes this as a rose, and that’s pretty accurate.  Pinky rose.

Here is how it looks on skin.

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No flash

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As you can see, this is a pink.  If you’re not down with pink shades on your lips, this may not be for you.

My thoughts

I really like the Laqa brand of lippies.  I really like the crayon/pencil packaging.

The minty smell is refreshing.

The formula is creamy and silky.  It applies smooth and the color pigment is intense.

They are a bit pricey, so if spending $18 on a lip gloss isn’t your thing.  Revlon is pretty comparable.

Have you tried Laqa?

Love it or Leave it?

~Anna

Ipsy May Glam Bag!

19 May

Here is what I received in my Ipsy Glam Bag.  It has been a good month for Beauty Boxes for me 🙂

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Revlon Colorburst Balm in Elusive

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Derma E Microdermabrasion Scrub (So psyched for this.  Can’t wait to compare the two scrubs from last month and this month.)

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Eva NYC Hair Mask

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Pacifica eye shadow (this may be a color combo that is Ipsy exclusive)

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Hang 10 Sunscreen

What did you get???

~Anna

Trend alert – hair barrettes

4 Apr

Hair barrettes are the hot trend for spring.   Here are some great Etsy finds!

HASJewelsbyShannon

HASJewelsbyShannon

$14.00 from HASJewelsbyShannon

KREDUM

KREDUM

$32.00 from KREDUM

For the gamer! from 2LiberalArtsDegrees

For the gamer! from 2LiberalArtsDegrees

$3.00 from 2LiberalArtsDegrees

TallisBows

TallisBows

$5.96 from TallisBows

New Purchase! Sabon Body Scrub!!

27 Feb

Last week during a mall trip, I was talked into an expensive body scrub from Sabon.

Because, why not?  $33.00 USD is totally reasonable for oil and salt, no? Want it?  Click here.

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Ok, I will admit, I am also a sucker for jasmine and this smells oh so divine.

Here is a list of ingredients:

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Their claim?  After you use this scrub, your skin is so moisturized that you don’t need to lotion.

And you know what?  Yeah, that’s kinda true.

This was my first experience with this store and brand.  They also have a line of skin care and soaps.  I am curious about their face masks!

Have you tried a Sabon product?

~Anna

Korean Skincare – Sample Stash

26 Feb

Dig on this

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What you see here is a sample of Korean BB creams! SO MANY KINDS.

The site Cosmetic Love – a Korean Beauty Shop sells and delivers to the American market.For $6.38 USD you can order a sample pack of 12 BB and CC creams.  I received mine in about 3 weeks from order.

I am slowly making my way through the stash.  Just finished my second sample.  I am able to get 2-3 uses out of each packet.

So far, love them!!!

-Anna

What I am trying – Smashbox Camera Ready BB Eye Cream!

21 Feb

BB cream for your eye?  Yes, says Smashbox.

I needed to try this because I love BB/CC anything and I love a good under eye concealer.

So I requested a sample from my local Sephora.  Here is a link to the product.

From Sephora:

What it is:
An innovative eye cream that features all the benefits of a traditional BB cream.

What it does:
Simplify your beauty routine with this do-it-all formula that comes in a range of shades and combines the benefits of BB Cream with the coverage of concealer. It fades the look of dark circles instantly and over time, reduces the appearance of puffiness, visibly smoothes fine lines and wrinkles, and improves firmness. It also primes, protects, conceals, hydrates, and illuminates.

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I have a generous sample, so I am really excited to play around with this.  It retails for $25.00 USD, not super expensive.  So if I like it, I will shell out my dollars for this.
I will do a full review after about a week.
Have you tried Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream Eyes yet???
~Anna

Review – GARNIER Skin Renew Anti-Dark Circle Eye Roller

18 Feb

I bought the GARNIER  Skin Renew Anti-Dark Circle Eye Roller about a year ago.  I wanted something I could keep in my purse to freshen up when I am going out after work.

This is also before I knew about Dream Lumi from Maybelline or YSL eclat touche.

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You can get this at Ulta for $12.99 USD.

What is it?

From Ulta:

Instantly roll away dark circles. Caffeine Gel + Rollerball energizes and stimulates microcirculation. Lemon Essence brightens. Tinted mineral pigments instantly corrects dark circles. Over time, lack of sleep and daily fatigue make eyes look tired. Microcirculation slows and the delicate skin around the eyes becomes thinner and more translucent. Dark circles and shadows appear. Skin Renew Anti-Dark-Circle Roller is right for you if you want to instantly correct the appearance of dark circles and brighten the skin around your eyes

My impression?

This is a very sheer lightly tinted concealer.

Does the caffeine work?  I don’t have dark circles, so I cannot attest to that claim.

I really like that it’s a roller ball and I don’t have to dip my fingers into a pot.

Does it cover? Yes.

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GARNIER  Skin Renew Anti-Dark Circle Eye Roller applied.

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GARNIER  Skin Renew Anti-Dark Circle Eye Roller blended in.

As you can see, this color is a bit yellow in tone.  This may work better for you if you have more yellow in your skin.  Doesn’t work super well for me.  Also, I think it looks better on my hand than it ever does under my eyes because of the color issue.

When brought up to the lower lash line, this may crease.  To get around that or if you are drier around the eyes, apply eye cream before putting on GARNIER  Skin Renew Anti-Dark Circle Eye Roller.

I keep a cheapie eye cream and this in my purse for a quick pick me up.

It does brighten up the eye area and makes you appear refreshed when applied just right.

Will I repurchase GARNIER  Skin Renew Anti-Dark Circle Eye Roller?  Probably not.  There are a lot of products on the market that do similar and I am anxious to try them.

Have you tried GARNIER  Skin Renew Anti-Dark Circle Eye Roller?  Do you like it>

~Anna

Current Obsession – Loose Curls

16 Jan

Now that my hair is ‘boob’ length I am getting excited about doing loose, beachy curls.

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I found an excellent video tutorial from the adorable From Head to Toe.Image 

Click the image above for video!

Here is some Hairspirational images for you gals.

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6 Different Ponytails

16 Jan

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