Dec 19, 2014

DIY Beauty Fridays: A Coconut Oil How-To

I have become something of a Pinterest junkie.

I truly had no idea how many great things people are "pinning."  It's still a fairly new concept to me but, man, there are so many cool treasures you can find.

Like today's DIY beauty post, for example.  This amazing how-to guide was found on Pinterest but comes from an interesting site called Health Perch.  Full credit goes to them for posting this amazing guide about coconut oil and all it's uses.

Check this out.  You will be occupied making beauty products for DAYS!!

Happy Friday Ladies!


Dec 18, 2014

FOTD: Simple Pregnancy Glow

So far, being pregnant has been fairly interesting.  I've got to buy the most comfortable clothes I've ever owned, I can eat (mainly) what I am waning and I get to sleep more than I ever have before.  However, one major issue has popped (literally) up during this stage and that is pimples.

My skin, usually clear, is not so much anymore.  I am finding, though, with the right products, my pimples aren't as noticeable which makes me happy.  My typical everyday work face is as follows:

Garnier Skin Renew Miracle Skin Protector BB Cream in Light/Medium
Youngblood Ultimate Concealer in Fair
Younique Mineral Touch Pressed Powder in Organza
Benefit Coralista Bronzer
Mark Touch & Glow Shimmer Cream Cubes
Benefit Bella Bamba Pink Face Powder
Youngblood Brow Artiste in Dark 
Benefit Sunbeam Luminescent Complexion Enhancer
Younique 3D Fiber Lashes Mascara 
Rimmel Lash Accelerator Mascara as a base 
Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Natural in N50

What do you have on your face today??


Dec 17, 2014

Drugstore Beauty Must-Haves: Under $20

Drugstore Beauty Must-Haves

I have slowly become a beauty product snob.

In my twenties I was MORE than happy to use drugstore beauty products for all my beauty needs.  However, since becoming a thirty-something gal, my skin is not as happy with cheaper products which can really put a dent on my credit card.  There are, though, some drugstore items I can not live without.

Batiste Dry Shampoo - This has been, and always will be, my go-to dry shampoo.  You don't need very much to have your locks smelling great and feeling less greasy.

Dial Coconut Water Body Wash - I love the smell of this body wash and how moisturizing it is.  But the smell, ladies.  If you like coconut, you will love this stuff.

L'Oreal True Match Foundation - I am a BB Cream girl but when I break out or need some extra coverage, this foundation has never steered me wrong.  So many colors to choose from, goes on silky smooth and just works for pale gals.

Vaseline Spray & Go Moisturizer - I bathe in this stuff during the summer months.  How great is it that you can smell like the beach by spraying your moisturizer on you.  So convenient.

Rimmel Stay Matte Powder - I have been using this stuff over my BB Cream for years now.  It's light, matches my white skin and seems to last a good couple months.  Plus it's a bargain!!

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Stain - Okay, so I call this a Chubby Stick because it reminds me of the Chubby Sticks that Clinique has, for half the price.  The colors are great and they wear well.  I keep about 3 on me at all times.

ELF Lipsticks -  The nude colors are brilliant especially when you have a smoky eye.  Plus, they cost about $3.  Amazing deal.

Rimmel Lash Accelerator Mascara - As you all know, I've raved about this mascara plenty and it's been in my roster for years (I've since discovered Younique and it's now my favorite).  This mascara though is perfect for traveling or if you are out of your go-to expensive brand.

L'Oreal Light Infusing Primer - Oh ladies, if you haven't mixed this with your favorite BB Cream or foundation, you have to. It gives you a bit of highlighting without looking like you're too made up.  I am such a sucker for shimmery things.

Soap & Glory Scrub of Your Life - I typically make my own body scrub as it's easy and natural but in a pinch, this is my go-to scrub.  It smells delicious and works like a charm.

ESSIE Nail Polish - Love this brand and the price point.  It's a polish that seems to last on my nails and the colors are brilliant.

What drugstore beauty products can't you live without??


Dec 16, 2014

L'Occibox by L'Occitane and It's Finally Mine!!

On December 1st, each year, L'Occitane launches a holiday box filled with goodies for the glorious price of $20 CAD or $15 USD.  Yes, folks, you heard me right.  You get this beautiful box, filled with all the sample sized L'Occitane products you could imagine, for the small little price.

It's no wonder I can never seem to buy them online or in store.

HOWEVER, this year, ladies, it's MINE.  It's all mine!!!  I finally got my hands on this gorgeous little goodie-filled box.  YAY for me.

Check this out.  There are things wrapped in tissue paper AND items in a little orange cosmetic bag...What could possibly be in them?

Wrapped in the tissue paper (from left to right) you'll find an Ultra Rich Lotion, the Precious Cleansing Foam, the Arlesienne Velvet Hand Cream (which smells like roses), the Amande Supple Skin Oil and 2 samples of the Divine Cream.

Then, in the adorable orange cosmetic bag you'll find (from left to right) a nail file, a Shea Butter Had Cream, an Almond Hand Cream, a Verbena Hand Cream and a Cherry Blossom Hand Cream.

Seriously, you have to run out right now and get your sample pack.  The are only available until the 24th of December.....okay, so GO!


Dec 15, 2014

Do You Know When to Throw Out Your Beauty Products?

My name is Christina and I am a beauty hoarder.

I hoard lipstick, gloss, hair products, palettes and everything else that can be bought at Sephora and the like.  Do I follow the rules about when to throw out my beauty products??....not usually.

There are, however, things I DO replace consistently: mascara (every three months without fail), concealer (every year) and eyeliner (every year, sometimes before).

Do you know when to throw our your old beauty products?  If not, check out this handy dandy guide.

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