Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Kabana Pure Shea Butter $6.95 for 2oz
Coola Lotion Bar $12 All Natural Shea Butter Lotion
These are both great products for after sun skincare. Especially since they are Pure Shea Butter they leave you feeling soft and moisturized. You have spent the day out by the pool, or at the beach and after you get out of the shower your skin feels dry. These lotions are great to help get the soft skin back. I also like to use the Shea Kabana stick on my heels,elbows and knees. There is something about the packaging that just makes it easier to rub on my heels and go.
If you are looking for something that is natural and moisturizing but you want a little bit of a scent I would pick up the Coola Cucumber Melon Bar. They have several different scents, but this one is so refreshing and it lingers throughout the day.
With it only getting hotter, it's great to be prepared for all the long days you plan to spend out by the pool.
Tell me what's your favorite after sun skincare product!
Friday, May 17, 2013
$3.99 at your local Trader Joe's
Has a nice thin consistency but still gives your skin adequate moisture.
I was using another face moisturizer throughout the winter and realized that I needed a new lightweight one for spring and summer. I wanted a moisturizer with a little bit of SPF but also natural and something that wouldn't break me out. I have tried a lot of drugstore moisturizers that break me out after just using them a few times. This product has been working great for me and so far no complaints. Or should I say so far, no new breakouts!
It does not have that artificial SPF scent, which is something I wanted to avoid. It also doesn't leave a film on your skin like some face products that contain SPF will. You cannot beat the price for $4 it truly does work amazing. I have noticed there are a few other beauty products at Trader Joe's that I will be trying out very soon. I don't use all natural products but I am trying to make the switch when I run out of other products.
Have you tried this moisturizer? What's your favorite for the hot weather?
Thursday, May 16, 2013
As you know if you follow my blog I declared a no buy for the month of May now with 2 weeks left I wanted to do an update. I have not bought any makeup, I purchased 1 face moisturizer from Trader Joe's for $3.99 because it had a natural spf in it. However, no makeup has been purchased and I really have no had any trouble sticking to it. I realize how much I really do have and all the things I don't really need.
Oddly enough I have been reading more,taking the dogs on longer walks and trying new recipes so I may have to go shopping for new clothes when I lose some weight haha *A girl can wish*
Here is my only empty 2 weeks in
Maybelline Baby Lips in Clear
I love the Maybelline Baby Lips and declared my love at Christmas to anyone who had ears. So I got several 2 packs that Target had. So I don't need any new Baby Lips but I do enjoy these. This one is great because you can reapply as much as you want without worry that its transferring onto your teeth or off your lips.
I am going to attempt to do the No Buy for 3 weeks until I go shopping in Atlanta for my birthday. So tell me have you been sticking to your no buy?
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Nivea Lip Butters $4.29 at your local drugstore I picked these up at Rite Aid
What they say about their lip butters:
Enriched with Shea Butter and Almond Oil to intensely moisturize and soothe dry lips for long-lasting care.
Rich formula melts onto lips providing long-lasting nourishment to make all your kisses better.
What I have to say:
They are moisturizing and smell amazing! They do make my lips feel better after using the lip butters. I don't feel like I have to reapply minutes later. My only complaint and it's just a "me" thing is I hate putting my finger in it and applying it to my lips. I like the actual idea of a twist up or squeeze tube so I don't feel like I have to wash my hands or use hand sanitizer before I use it. These would be great to add to a pro kit because you can scoop it out with a spatula and then apply with a brush. They have a Smooth Kiss that would be great for everyone so you don't have to worry about offending anyone's senses. Especially when you work with male clients or children who just need a little moisture but nothing that takes away from the photo.
So tell me have you tried these? Did you fall into the YouTube hype like I did? What's your favorite lip product?
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
So if you are anything like me you have tried just about every foundation that is on the market. I have oily/combination skin so most foundations just do not last on me. I had went into Sephora in search of a new foundation, when I came across the Lorac Natural Performance Foundation. I love Lorac as a company everything I have used I have enjoyed so I knew I had to try it out. I cannot imagine why this is not all over Youtube and beauty blogs as their favorite foundation. It's mine and I hope you try it and love it!
My shade is the lightest at NP1 -Porcelain
The pump(i'm messy it has nothing to do with the packaging)
One pump usually covers my entire face
Blended out just with my fingers(I use a flat top brush or beauty blender)
Hopefully, you can tell from this picture above how it does not settle into the fine lines. It gives your skin a nice glow without making you too oily or feel the need to blot. I do set my t-zone on long days but for a normal day out I will not.
They call it a natural long lasting foundation, and I will definitely agree with that. It does a great job combining both full coverage with natural finish. You do not feel like you have layers of makeup on, I don't have to use concealer with this foundation. The great side effect to this foundation is I feel confident in my skin no matter how long my days run. This is also a foundation that I will be adding to my kit. The pump keeps the foundation sanitary,and makes it easy to mix and blend shades.
Who will this work for?
Everyone, you just might want to try different applications. It's full coverage so if you have good skin maybe wet a beauty blender and do a lighter coverage. However, I think this is a must have for everyone who just wants a polished look.
I always want to find a new foundation, but for now I will be sticking with this one. I have not reached for another foundation since picking it up. Tell me have you tried it? What's your holy grail foundation?
Monday, May 13, 2013
You can see the textured side shown here!
I used my ULTA rewards to pick these up because they seemed to be the best option.
-They have a textured side which really cleans the makeup off my face
-They don't break me out and they don't leave a film on my skin
-They are affordable for drugstore cleansing wipes
-I like them a lot more than some of the other Olay wipes I have tried
-They do help my skin stay moisturized
-They come in the plastic packaging and not a tub or resealable packaging
(I understand they aren't moist so they don't need the packaging but its more convenient when they aren't exposed like this)
-A little bit more pricey than the ELF wipes that I adore and they work just fine
-Haven't noticed any change in my skin tone
-No change in my wrinkles
I understand their claims are for long term use, I have used almost the entire package within a few weeks.I did enjoy them but won't repurchase because I do have a few that I adore a lot more. Have you tried them? What makeup remover wipes do you love?