JORD Wood Watches Watch Review

About JORD Wood Watches

JORD currently sells a total of 42 different men and woman’s real wood watches created from the following woods: Acacia, Bamboo, Ebony, Golden Camphor, Koa, Kosso, Maple, Olive, Purpleheart, Rosewood, Sandalwood, Walnut and Zebrawood. Artist, designers, marketers, and minders work together to make quality modern timepieces that are ” for people who don’t just have somewhere to be, but somewhere to go”. They strive to make watches that “tell more than time, for people to be aware of the need to make time count”.

Visit www.woodwatches.com

To Learn more about JORD you can check out their website, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Pinterest.

Note: This post contains affiliate links. This means that I may receive a small commission (at no cost to you) if you subscribe or purchase something through the links provided. You will never see me post a link to a product or service that I don’t use myself or truly love! A big thank you to JORD Wood Watches for sponsoring this post and gifting me this gorgeous watch to model. 

Initial thoughts

Walking up to my front door I was immediately impressed with JORD having their own box and their logo on their own tape! Someone in marketing needs a raise because they are doing it right. You can find their logo from start to finish. The watch came with a film over the glass which you can tell is very high quality.

Zebrawood Watch

The Frankie 35 Zebrawood and Champagne Watch is made of luxury whole wood stock hardwood called zebrawood from West Africa, Congo. The patterns occur in both large gain and fine grain patterns. JORD offers 11 different watches in zebrawood including: Zebrawood & Dark Sandalwood, Zebrawood & Turquoise, Zebrawood & Rose, Zebrawood & Dark Sandalwood, Zebrawood & Maple, Zebrawood & Champagne large faceZebrawood & Champagne small face (displayed in blog post), Zebrawood & Navy large face, Zebra & Navy small face, Zebrawood & Emerald, and Zebrawood & Obsidian .

Watch Face

The face of this watch is made from Sapphire Crystal which is only second to the diamond for strength and hardness. It denotes time with one Roman numeral for the twelfth hour and lines to mark the rest of the hours. The rim is made of a gorgeous silver lining that catches light beautifully and gives a subtle sparkle.

Watch Back

The back of this watch is elegantly engraved with JORD’s J logo. It has JORD written on the side as well which is yet another classy touch.

Clasp’s Design

The clasp on this watch is so innovative! Unlike most watches, this clasp meets in the middle with two black links. It was super easy to put on by myself.

 Extras

Upon opening the box I couldn’t believe all the extras JORD included with the watch. The extras included: Boveda for JORD 2-Way Humidity Control, Microfiber Towel, Timepiece Face Cleaning Cloth, Burlap Watch Pillow, Wood Watch Band Links with pin, Watch Wooden Jewelry Box with a pull out drawer.

Wood Watch Care

Boveda for JORD 2-Way Humidity Control

Included with this watch is a one month supply of Boveda for JORD 2-Way Humidity Control which is Made in the USA. I suggest to use this stuff IMMEDIATELY on your watch and box to avoid any cracking! “This pack offers up to 1 month of humidity control for your JORD Wood Watch. Boveda doesn’t need to be activated or maintained. Once the pack becomes rigid, its out of water and needs to be replaced (if you wish to provide optimal storage conditions for your timepiece). You can purchase new packs at www.woodwatches.com/care .”

Do not shower with your Watch on! You have to take good care of your Watch to keep up it’s appearance.

See video on how to care for and clean your Wood Watch: bovedaUSA.com/howto

JORD Wood Watch Microfiber towel

Microfiber Towel

JORD even embedded their logo on their microfiber towel! If that’s not impressive I’m not sure what is.

JORD Wood Watch Face Cloth

Timepiece Face Cleaning Cloth

I love that my watch has all matching accessories! This is a perfect size cloth to bring with you and clean your Watch face throughout the day if happens to get smudges on it. This cloth is super soft and was specifically made to not scratch your Watch face while cleaning the glass.

Burlap Watch Pillow

I think this pillow is so cute! Putting my Watch on it makes me feel like I’m tucking my Watch in bed for the night. It is made out of burlap with JORD stitched in the bottom right corner.

Wood Watch Band Links

As you can see in the tiny drawer it comes with a few links and a watch pin for you to resize your band with.

JORD Wood Watches

Wooden Box

If that wasn’t enough for you yet, this watch comes with a wooden jewelry box! For the fellows who smoke cigars, you can use it as a humidor because of the wooden slits and drawer to store humidity control packets.  You can keep your watch in the top part and pull out the bottom drawer to keep your wooden watch links and extra jewelry!

Conclusion of Frankie 35 Zebrawood and Champagne Watch

Their packaging is breathtaking and the quality of this watch is luxurious! I feel like a million bucks wearing this watch for casual wear. It is clear that JORD Wood Watches cares about their watches quality, customers, and style. The watch I am wearing is a size 6 inches around. I love that you can order a tailored watch that is truer your exact size then regular watches.

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How to Purchase

This Frankie 35 Zebrawood and Champagne Watch costs $179. You will want to purchase extra humidity packets and also an oil pen. To purchase visit JORD’s Wood Watches website here . They offer free shipping worldwide!

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www.woodwatches.com/g/kitstanwood

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LuLaRoe Clothing line Review

About LuLaRoe

LulaRoe Clothing
A Few of My Current Favorites! Photos from their website.

LuLoe is a family started clothing line, where the CEO LuLaRoe DeAnne was balancing 7 kids alone at home and work. LuLaRoe’s message is “believe in you and you can do it” . This company builds its foundation on inspiring people to gain independence using their opportunity to become independent fashion consultants so that they may create their own schedules and spend time with family by selling affordable, super comfortable and stylish clothing.

LuLaRoe Clothing

LuLaRoe specialized in men’s, women’s, and children’s clothing including:

Women’s

 Amelia Dress, Anna Dress, Nicole Dress, Carley Dress, Lucy Skirt, Julia Dress, Jill Skirt,  Maxi Skirt, Cassie Skirt, Lola Skirt, Azure Skirt, Madison Skirt,  Lindsay Kimono,  Monroe Kimono,  Joy Vest, Sarah Cardigan, Classic T,  Irma Tunic, Jade Leggings,  Perfect T, Adult Leggings, and Jordan Leggings.

Men’s

 Randy T, Mark Henley, and Patrick T.

Children

Adeline Dress, Mae Dress, Bianka Kimono, Kids Azure, Kids Leggings, Gracie T, and Sloan T.

To Learn more about LuLaRoe Company, you can check them out at their website, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

Note: This post contains affiliate links. This means that I may receive a small commission (at no cost to you) if you subscribe or purchase something through the links provided. You will never see me post a link to a product or service that I don’t use myself or truly love! A big thank you to Independent Fashion Consultant Amy E. Eubanks for helping to collob0rate on this post.

 

Conclusion of LuLaRoe

I own two pairs of leggings from LuLaRoe that I got as a present for Christmas. I love them so much that I reached out to my friend Amy to ask her if I could get her contact information and do a blog post on them! They are perfect for yoga which I am super focused on currently (Each month I’ve picked out a pose to practice each day). These pants make yoga poses and stretching so comfy and a breeze! I’m in love with their bright colors and patterns! The pair I’ve shown here have camera on them which my sister in law got me because I got into blogging!!

How to Purchase and/or  Join the LuLaRoe Facebook Group:

LuLaRoe is a pop-up boutique with three main ways to purchase.  First, you can host an in home party book through Consultant Amy E. Eubanks. The second way is to contact Amy to host a private online facebook party where she will create a special link just for your party to shop through. Lastly, you may contact Amy directly. You may purchase from and schedule your party today (email or facebook needed to host a party) from:

Amy E. Eubanks

Independent Fashion Consultant

Email: LuLaRoeAmyEubanks@gmail.com

Facebook VIP Group and Instagram

Too Faced Sweet Peach Eye Shadow Pallet Review

 Too Faced Sweet Peach Eye Shadow Pallet Review

Too Faced Sweet Peach Eyeshadow Pallet

About Too Faced

Jerrod Blandino (CEO) and Jeremy Johnson (Chief Creative Officer) created Too Faced with the mission to have innovative products made from cutting edge ingredients to allow woman to create a feminine look and inspire confidence. Too Faced produced the world’s first glitter eye shadow, plumping gloss, and 24-hour crease-proof shadow primer. Most noteworthy, they are a multimillion dollar company that stretches worldwide. Today they are leading the industry with their cruelty-free cosmetics that all started with Jerrod working behind a cosmetics department store.

What I love about Too Faced Sweet Peach

First of all, I love that this Too Faced pallet smells! Furthermore, this Too Faced Sweet Peach pallet has a uniformed and authentic peachy smell to the whole pallet. In addition, if that was not enough, this pallet taste good as well! Sometimes I wet the tip of my eyeshadow brush if I didn’t think the eyeshadow primer executed the look I was going for which helps to act as a primer therefore, livening up the eyeshadows. Someone in Too Faced marketing must also wet the tip of their brushes as well! Finally, all of the colors in this pallet are great.

Too Faced Sweet Peach Eyeshadow Pallet

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Ingredients:

Too Faced takes pride in the ingredients they use, and they have chosen some good ones in their Too Faced Sweet Peach pallet!

(Peach) Fruit Extract/Prunus Persica Fruit Extract, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sorbic Acid. May Contain/Peut Contenir (+/-): Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

Peach Pit and Caramel Ingredients

Mica, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Talc, Zinc Stearate, PTFE, Sodium Saccharin, Water/Aqua/Eau, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Geraniol, Glycerin, Hexyl Cinnamal, Limonene, Linalool Fragrance/Parfum, Phenoxyethanol, Prunus Persica (Peach) Fruit Extract/Prunus Persica Fruit Extract, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sorbic Acid. May Contain/Peut Contenir (+/-): Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

Nectar Ingredients

Mica, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Talc, PTFE, Zinc Stearate, Sodium Saccharin, Water/Aqua/Eau, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Geraniol, Glycerin, Hexyl Cinnamal, Limonene, Linalool, Fragrance/Parfum, Phenoxyethanol, Prunus Persica (Peach) Fruit Extract/ Prunus Persica Fruit Extract, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sorbic Acid, Carmine (CI 75470). May Contain/Peut Contenir (+/-): Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

Tempting Ingredients

Mica, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Sodium Saccharin, Water/Aqua/Eau, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer. Geraniol, Glycerin, Hexyl Cinnamal, Limonene, Linalool, Fragrance/Partum, Phenoxyethanol, Prunus Persica (Peach) Fruit Extract/ Prunus Persica Fruit Extract, PTFE, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sorbic Acid, Talc, Zinc Stearate. May Contain/Peut Contenir (+/-): Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

Charmed, I’m Sure Ingredients

Talc, Mica, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, PTFE, Zinc Stearate, Sodium Saccharin, Water/Aqua/Eau, Geraniol, Glycerin, Hexyl Cinnamal, Limonene, Linalool, Fragrance/Parfum. Phenoxyethanol, Prunus Persica (Peach) Fruit Extract/ Prunus Persica Fruit Extract, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sorbic Acid. May Contain/Peut Contenir (+/-): Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

Luscious Ingredients

Mica, Talc, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Zinc Stearate, Sodium Saccharin, Water/Aqua/Eau, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer. Geraniol, Glycerin, Hexyl Cinnamal, Limonene, Linalool, Fragrance/Parfum, Phenoxyethanol, Prunus Persica (Peach) Fruit Extract/ Prunus Persica Fruit Extract, PTFE, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sorbic Acid. May Contain/Peut Contenir (+/-): Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

Georgia Ingredients

Talc, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, PTFE, Zinc Stearate, Mica, Sodium Saccharin, Water/Aqua/Eau, Geraniol, Glycerin, Hexyl Cinnamal, Limonene, Linalool, Fragrance/Parfum, Phenoxyethanol, Prunus Persica (Peach) Fruit Extract/Prunus Persica Fruit Extract, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sorbic Acid, Carmine (CI 75470). May Contain/Peut Contenir (+/-): Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

Just Peachy Ingredients

Mica, Talc, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Zinc Stearate, PTFE, Sodium Saccharin, Water/Aqua/Eau, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Geraniol, Glycerin, Hexyl Cinnamal, Limonene, Linalool, Fragrance/Parfum, Phenoxyethanol, Prunus Persica (Peach) Fruit Extract/Prunus Persica Fruit Extract, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sorbic Acid, Tin Oxide, Carmine (CI 75470). May Contain/Peut Contenir (+/-): Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

Bellini Ingredients

Mica, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Talc, PTFE, Zinc Stearate, Sodium Saccharin, Water/Aqua/Eau, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Geraniol, Glycerin, Hexyl Cinnamal, Limonene, Linalool, Fragrance/Parfum, Phenoxyethanol, Prunus Persica (Peach) Fruit Extract/Prunus Persica Fruit Extract,, Silica, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sorbic Acid, Carmine (CI 75470). May Contain/Peut Contenir (+/-): Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Bronze Powder (CI 77400), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

Bless Her Heart Ingredients

Talc, Mica, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, PTFE, Zinc Stearate, Sodium Saccharin Water/Aqua/Eau, Geraniol, Glycerin, Hexyl Cinnamal, Limonene, Linalool, Fragrance/Parfum, Phenoxyethanol, Prunus Persica (Peach) Fruit Extract/Prunus Persica Fruit Extract, Silica, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sorbic Acid. May Contain/Peut Contenir (+/-): Bronze Powder (CI 77400), Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

Too Faced Sweet Peach Eyeshadow Pallet

Conclusion of Too Faced Sweet Peach

In conclusion, I’m obsessed!!!! I still have love for the Naked Pallets, but this one is amazing and comes with 18 colors as where the Naked Pallets come with only 12.

How to Purchase Too Faced Sweet Peach?

You can purchase this pallet for $49 that includes 18 Eye Shadows 0.95g/0.03 Oz and has a Total Net Weight of 17.1g/0.54Oz. from Too Faced and  Macys.

Too Faced Sweet Peach Eyeshadow Pallet

Comment below what your favorite eyeshadow palettes are and also why you love them!

Rodan + Fields 4 Regimen Sample Review

Rodan + Fields Four Regimen Sample Kit

Rodan + Fields Review

About Rodan + Fields

Rodan + Fields (RF) is the number 1 fastest growing premium skincare company in the US. As of 2017, they are the 2nd largest and are most likely to close 2016 as number 1 for skincare products companies. Noteworthy, Rodan + Fields do not spend money on advertising because they believe their products are amazing enough through word of mouth and by trying their products yourself. You may know the developers from their other very popular product line, Proactive!

Rodan + Fields offers 4 regimens including the following :

Redefine

Redfine helps fine lines, wrinkles, and loss of firmness.

You may purchase the Redefine Regimen for $199 that includes four full size products: Daily Cleansing Mask 125 mL/ 4.2 fl. oz., Pore Minimizing Toner 125 mL/4.2 fl. oz./ Triple Defense Treatment SPF 30 30 mL/1.0 fl. oz. / and overnight Restorative Cream 30 mL/1.0 fl. oz. from Amy’s R+F Website.

Reverse

Reverse helps brown spots, dullness, and sun damage.

You may purchase the Reserve Regimen for $190 that includes four full size products: Deep Exfoliating Wash 125 mL/ 4.2 fl. oz., Intensive Brightening Toner 125 mL/4.2 fl. oz., Dual Active Brightening Complex 2 x 25 mL/ .85 fl. oz., and Broad Spectrum SPF 50+ Sunscreen 50 mL/1.7 fl. oz., from Amy’s R+F Website.

Soothe

Soothe helps sensitive, irritated skin, and facial redness.

You may purchase the Soothe Regimen for $170 that includes four full size products: Gentle Cream Wash 123 mL/ 4.2 fl. oz., Sensitive Skin Treatment 50 mL/ 1.7 fl. oz., Moisture Replenishing Cream 50 mL/ 1.7 fl. oz., and Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30 50 mL/1.7 fl. oz., from Amy’s R+F Website.

Unblemish

Unblemish helps acne and post acne marks.

You may purchase the Unblemish Regimen for $180 that includes four full size products: Acne Treatment Sulfur Wash 125 mL/4.2 fl. oz., Clarifying Toner 125 mL/ 4.2 fl. oz., Dual Intensive Acne Treatment 2 x 22.5 mL/ .76 fl. oz., and Oil Control Lotion 30 mL/ 1 fl. oz., from Amy’s R+F Webiste.

Note: This post contains affiliate links. This means that I may receive a small commission (at no cost to you) if you subscribe or purchase something through the links provided. You will never see me post a link to a product or service that I don’t use myself or truly love! A big thank you to Rodan + Fields Executive Consultant Amy Ciccone for sponsoring this post.

Rodan + Fields Night Renewing Serum

Rodan + Fields Redefine Night Renewing Serum

The first thing I noticed about this serum is that it is thick and moisturizing. Feels oily but it absorbs into your skin right away. It does not have a smell to it. Not only did this make my skin feel super moisturized, it also made my skin feel super soft afterwards. When I woke up I could still feel that my skin was soft! I did not want to take a shower to wash it off except for the fact that I hadn’t used the exfoliant micro-dermabrasion wash yet (I was excited to try that). It costs $91 when purchased a la carte. You can grab some from Amy’s site R+F Website.

Ingredients:

Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Methyl Methacrylate/Glycol Dimethacrylate Crosspolymer, Dimethiconol, BHT, Polysorbate 20, Retinol, Myristoyl Pentapeptide-8, Myristoyl Tetrapeptide-8

Rodan + Field Multi-Functional Eye Cream

Rodan + Fields Redefine Multi-Functional Eye Cream

This eye cream was cool when I put it on. The product has a very soft and subtle powdery smell to it. The effects of this product on my skin made my eyelids super smooth and soft. The texture of this product is creamy and has tiny sparkles in the formula! I rubbed this Multi-Functional Eye Cream in a circular motion on my eyelids and then I added extra underneath my eyes. It made my eyes feel very soft into the next day as well. The most note worthy benefit of this eye cream is how it makes your skin feel like silk! It costs $62.00 when purchased a la carte. You can grab some from Amy’s site R+F website.

Ingredients:

Water, Dimethicone, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Caprylic/Capric/Myristic/Stearic Triglyceride, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Polysilicone-11, Butylene Glycol, Steareth-2, Glycerin, Macadamia Integrifolia Seed Oil, Cetyl Alcohol, Caffeine, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Silica, Phenoxyethanol, Saccharomyces Lysate Extract, Caprylyl Glycol, Chlorphenesin, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Aminomethyl Propanol, Steareth-20, Polyurethane-40, Lecithin, Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract, Honey Extract, N-Hydroxysuccinimide, Tetrapeptide-21, Tranexamic Acid, Tetrapeptide-16, Chrysin, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-1, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7. May Contain (+/-) Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891)

Rodan + Fields Enhacements Micro-Dermabrasions Paste

Rodan + Fields Enhancements Micro-Dermabrasion Paste

The color of this paste is clear and the texture is made up of a sugar-and-salt scrub featuring vitamins C and E that are perfect for exfoliating.  It has a subtle fragrance of wheat grass. I put it on while my skin was dry and while I was in the shower. I gently rubbed on my face for 30 seconds. My skin was glowing immediately and was very smooth. I then added a little bit of water and rubbed it in for 30 seconds. Lastly, I let it sit for about another 30 seconds and washed it off. I feel that it helped close my pores and blackheads! The one con however is that it dried my skin out causing my skin to break out since I overcompensated moisturizing my skin afterwards. It costs $80.00 when purchased a la carte. You can grab some from Amy’s site R+F Website.

Ingredients:

C11-13 Isoparaffin, Sodium Chloride, Cyclopentasiloxane, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cyclohexasiloxane, Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate, PEG-12 Dimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Sucrose, Sodium Bicarbonate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ceteareth-20, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Bisabolol, Trihydroxystearin, Silica, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Linalool, Lyral, d-Limonene, Fragrance, Yellow 5 (CI 19140), Yellow 6 (CI 15985)

Rodan + Fields Redefine Lip Renewing Serum

Rodan + Fields Redefine Lip Renewing Serum

This lip serum contains peptides and Vitamin E. The combination of the peptides and Vitamin E make it super moisturizing for your lips! I’ve never tried anything like it before. I would recommend that you use just a drop or less of this lip renewing serum per application for maximum results. What I like most about this lip serum is that you can rub it around your mouth if you have any dry spots and it instantly removes any dryness. When I rubbed my lips together even hours later I could feel the product and how soft my lips were. I also liked that it did not have a taste! Sometimes, I want my lip products to have a taste but other times I don’t if I’m feeling any winter cold/ sickness. It costs $56.00 when purchased a la carte. You can grab some from Amy’s site R+F Website.

Ingredients:

Hydrogenated Polydecene, Polyisobutene, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tribehenin, Fragrance, Sorbitan Isostearate, Solanum Lycopersicum (Tomato) Fruit Lipids, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1

 

Rodan + Fields Essentials Lip Shield

Rodan + Fields Essentials Lip Shield

Rodan + Fields Essentials Lip Shield includes broad spectrum SPF 25! If you’ve been reading my posts so far you all know how much I love sun screen in makeup products for year round use and not only in the summer! It has a lemon minty smell to it, but is tasteless. Texture of this product is also oily and moisturizing for your lips making it great for winter. It costs $18.00 for two when purchased a la carte. You can grab some from Amy’s site R+F Website.

Active ingredients :

Avobenzone 2.5%
Homosalate 8%
Ocstisalate 5% (sunscreens)
Octocrylene 2.2% (sunscreens)

INACTIVE INGREDIENTS:

Acacia Decurrens/Jojoba/Sunflower Seed Wax Polyglyceryl-3 Esters, Beeswax, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Dimethicone, Dunaliella Salina Extract, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Fragrance, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil Unsaponifiables, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Retinyl Palmitate, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Sorbitan Isostearate, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tribehenin

For California customers:
WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Benzophenone, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov

Conclusion of Rodan + Fields

Rodan + Fields Four Regimen Sample Kit
In conclusion, I would highly recommend these products ! PLUS there is a 60 DAY MONEY BACK GAURENTEE! So, if you don’t like the product for any reason you may return it which takes all the risk out of trying the product! The only con that I can see if that they cost a little more then other products but they are definitely worth it for the quality that they provide. I personally will be a repeat customer for the Rodan + Fields Enhancements Micro-Dermabrasion Paste. The product really closed up my pores. My skin might have broken out because it is adjusting to me using exfoliant skin care for the first time.

Preferred Customer Program

If you join their Preferred Customer Program (one time enrollment fee of $19.95) you can get 10% off ALL Rodan + Fields products ALL the time, free shipping on regularly scheduled orders every 60 days, inside access to Dr. Katie Rodan and Dr. Kathy Fields, and exclusive promotions which includes special orders and value sets!!

How to Purchase and Join the Preferred Customer Program:

Rodan + Feilds does not have a storefront so you may purchase from my following friend, JMU classmate, and Rodan + Fields Executive Consultant.

Amy Ciccone : Executive Consultant
Website : https://amyciccone.myrandf.com/
Phone : 540-847-2692
Email: amycicconerf@gmail.com

Rodan + Fields Amy Ciccone Please leave comments below if you’ve tried these products as well and let me know what you thought about them!

Best Mascara Brands Review Experiment and One Secret Tip

 Best Mascaras Brands Review Experiment and One Secret Tip

Masacara Sephora Favorites 2016 Limited Edition Lashstache Gift Set
0.1 oz/ 2.9 mL Benefit Cosmetics They’re Real Lengthening & Volumizing Mascara in Black
0.1 oz/ 2.9 mL Bobbi Brown Smokey Eye Mascara
0.2 oz/ 5.91 mL Buxom Lash Mascara in Blackest Black
0.34 oz/ 10.05 mL Estée Edit The Edgiest Up & Out Double Mascara in 01 Black (full size)
0.10 oz/ 2.95 mL NARS Cosmetics Audacious Mascara in Black Moon
0.14 oz/ 4.14 mL Smashbox Photo Finish Lash Primer
0.10 oz/ 2.95 mL Tarte tarteist lash Paint Mascara in Black
0.13 oz/ 3.84 mL Too Faced Cosmetics Better Than Sex Mascara in Black
0.13 oz/ 3.84 mL Urban Decay Perversion Mascara in Black
0.169 oz/ 4.9 mL Yves Saint Laurent Mascara Volume Effect Faux Cils Babydoll in Fetish Black (full size)

Mascara Differences

Have you ever wondered the difference between mascaras and which one is best for the look you want to achieve or which has the most benefits? It’s hard to test them all out in the store because along with eyeliner it’s the hardest makeup to remove. You may have gone along with a suggestion from a beauty consultant and tried one mascara on your left eye and another on your right, then chose between the two. Is there really that big of a difference between mascaras other than packaging and their specially designed brushes? There is actually a lot to consider!! I’m here today writing to tell you the specific differences between some of the top mascaras. The main

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Objectives to Consider When Choosing Mascaras:

 Brush Design

Color of Formula

 Product Ingredients

Overall Apperance

The following mascaras are from the Sephora’s 2016 Mascara Favorites that is no longer available on Sephora but you can grab it here on Amazon . Similar Mascara kit also at Sephora.

This post contains affiliate links.
Please be aware that ingredient lists may change or vary from time to time. Please refer to the ingredient list on the product package you receive for the most up to date list of ingredients.

Bobbi Brown Mascara and Smashbox Photo Finish Primer

Bobbi Brown Smokey Eye Mascara & Smashbox Photo Finish Lash Primer

What I think about it?

I really enjoyed this mascara duo. I randomly picked a mascara to try with the primer. I’m not fully convinced that you need eyelash primer, but for some people with light lashes I could see that it would help.

Ingredients:

Bobbi Brown Smokey Eye Mascara:
ACACIA SENEGAL GUM
AMINOMETHYL PROPANEDIOL
ARACHIDIC ACID
BEHENIC ACID
Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163)
Blue 1 (CI 42090)
Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090)
CAESALPINIA SPINOSA GUM
CAPRYLYL GLYCOL
Carmine (CI 75470)
BEESWAX\CERA ALBA\CIRE D’ABEILLE
Chromium Hydroxide Green (CI 77289)
Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288)
Cichorium intybus (chicory) root extract
copernicia cerifera (carnauba) wax\cera carnauba\cire de carnauba
Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510)
GALACTOARABINAN
helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed wa
Iron Oxides (CI 77492)
Iron Oxides (CI 77499)
Manganese Violet (CI 77742)
mica
myristic acid
Nylon 6/12
OLEIC ACID
palmitic acid
Phenoxyethanol
POTASSIUM SORBATE
Propanediol
stearic acid
Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891)
TRIETHANOLAMINE
Ultramarines (CI 77007)
Water\Aqua\Eau
Yellow 5 (CI 19140)
Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140)
Smashbox Photo Finish Lash Primer:
WATER\AQUA\EAU ,
GLYCERYL STEARATE ,
BEESWAX\CERA ALBA\CIRE D¿ABEILLE , GLYCERIN ,
COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX\CERA CARNAUBA\CIRE DE CARNAUBA ,
STEARIC ACID ,
PVP ,
HYDROLYZED SOY PROTEIN , TRIETHANOLAMINE , HYDROXYETHYLCELLULOSE ,
CAPRYLYL GLYCOL ,
PHENOXYETHANOL

Where can you buy it?

Bobbi Brown :
Sephora,
Smashbox Photo Finish Lash Primer
You can purchase a .30 oz tube for $22 at Sephora.

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Too Faced Better than Sex Mascara

Too Faced Better than Sex Mascara

What I think about it?

The purpose of this amazing mascara to is to achieve high volume, dramatic, and fuller intense black lashes. It’s perfect for the weekends or special events! The only con I could find with this mascara is that it flaked off onto my cheek as you can see in the below photos. This is not a major issue and can be solved by wiping the spots with a dry Q-tip

Ingredients:

Water/aqua/eau,
Synthetic Beeswax,
Paraffin,
Glyceryl Stearate,
Acacia Senegal Gum,
Butylene Glycol,
Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Wax,
Stearic Acid,
Palmitic Acid,
Polybutene,
VP/Eicosene Copolymer,
Cera Carnauba/Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax/Cire de carnauba, Aminomethyl Propanol,
Glycerin,
Ethylhexylglycerin, Hydroxyethylcellulose,
Disodium EDTA,
Polyester-11, PVP,
Cellulose,
Trimethylpentanediol/Adipic Acid/Glycerin Crosspolymer,
Propylene Glycol,
Acacia Senegal Gum Extract,
Potassium Sorbate,
Dextran,
Acetyl Hexapeptide-1.
May Contain/Peut Contenir/(+/-): Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Black 2 (CI 77266), Ultramarines (CI 77007). *Vegan-friendly *Formulated without parabens

Where can you buy it?

It comes in a .27oz tube for $24 or .17oz for $12 from Sephora.

Too Faced Better than Sex Mascara

Too Faced Better than Sex Mascara

Too Faced Better than Sex Mascara
Too Faced Better than Sex Mascara
Too Faced Better than Sex Mascara

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Tarte Tartiest Mascara

Tarte Tartiest

What I think about it?

This was my second favorite out of this mascara review! I really liked the fine tooth comb. The brush grabbed your lashes and made it feel like you were brushing them as though you were brushing your hair with a  comb while separating your lashes perfectly. I love the formula as it made my lashes look more full.

Ingredients:

Water/Aqua/Eau,
paraffin,
glyceryl stearate,
synthetic beeswax,
acacia sesegal gum,
stearic acid,
butylene glycol,
oryza sativa (rice) bran wax/ oryza sativa (rice) bran cera,
palmitic acid,
polybutene,
ozokerite,
VP/eicosene copolymer,
hydrogenated vegetable oil,
cera carnauba/copernicia cerifera (carnauba) wax/cire de carnauba, phenoxyethanol,
stearyl stearate,
aminomethyl propanol hydroxyethylcellulose,
tropolone,
sodium nitrate,
iron oxides (CI 77499).

Where can you buy it?

You can get a .32oz tube for $23 from Tarte Official Site, Ulta or
Sephora.

Tarte Tartiest Mascara
Tarte Tartiest Mascara

Tarte Tartiest Mascara

Tarte Tartiest Mascara

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NARS Cosmetics Audacious Mascara in Black Moon

NARS Cosmetics Audacious Mascara in Black Moon

What I think about it?

NARS was a little thicker than Bumox and they’re real by benefit, however this would not be my first choice for going out on the weekend or special events. I noticed halfway throughout the day that NARS Mascara was starting to flake off and my eyelashes felt very dry. This mascara would be great to go shopping in or casually hanging out around the house.

Ingredients:

Water,
Tribehenin,
Peg-40 Stearate,
Vp/Eicosene Copolymer,
Potassium Cetyl Phosphate,
Sorbitan Stearate,
Vp/Vacopolymer,
Acacia Senegal Gum,
Glyceryl Stearate,
Acrylates Copolymer,
Hydrogenated Rapeseed Oil,
Butylene Glycol,
Sorbitol,
Cetyl Alcohol,
Mannitol,
Phenoxyethanol,
Panthenol,
Dimethicone,
Candelilla Wax,
Hydroxyethylcellulose,
Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Wax, Polyglyceryl-6 Distearate,
Caprylyl Glycol,
Potassium Sorbate,
Sodium Dehydroacetate,
Ascorbyl Palmitate,
Sodium Hydroxide,
Tocopherol,
Sodium Laureth-12 Sulfate,
Sodium Polyaspartate,
Hexylene Glycol,
Methoxy Peg-10 Propyltrimethoxysilane, C11-15 Pareth-7,
Mica,
Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891),
Iron Oxides (CI 77499).

Where can you buy it?

You can pick up a .32oz tube for $26 from Sephora, Nordstroms, Ulta, Saks Fifth Avenue, or $12 from Amazon.

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NARS Cosmetics Audacious Mascara in Black Moon
NARS Cosmetics Audacious Mascara in Black Moon

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LSV babydoll

LSV babydoll

What I think about it?

This mascara blows me away with how good it smells! It has a subtle hint of perfume essence to it. That alone really makes it stand out to me. I love to put my Chanel primer on that smells amazing and then the LSV babydoll. It’s very therapeutic and spa like. I also love the consistency and color of the formula.

Ingredients:

Water,
Paraffin,
Potassium Cetyl Phosphate,
Acrylates Copolymer,
Cera Alba/Beeswax,
Copernicia Cerifera Cera,
Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Steareth-2,
Cetyl Alcohol,
Phenoxyethanol,
Hydroxyethylcellulose,
Acacia Senegal,
Ethylenediamine/Stearyl Dimer Dilinoleate Copolymer,
Synthetic Fluorphlogopite,
Sodium Dehydroacetate,
Silica, Caprylyl Glycol,
Hydrogenated Jojoba Oil,
Hydrogenated Palm Oil,
Fragrance,
Disodium Edta,
Magnesium Silicate,
Sodium Hyaluronate,
Panthenol,
Tin Oxide.

Where can you buy it?

You can get a .2oz tube for $32 from Sephora, Nordstroms, Saks Fifth Avenue, or $27 from Amazon.

LSV babydoll Brush
LSV babydoll

LSV babydoll

LSV babydoll

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Buxom

What I think about it?

I’d have to say this was unfortunately one of my least favorites of the ones I ace reviewed. I did not think it gave length or volume to my lashes, but I did like how the brush separated my lashes.

Ingredients:

Water
Beeswax
Butylene Glycol
PVP
Copernicia Cerifera wax
Sucrose polystearate
Acrylates Copolymer
Stearic Acid
Tribehenin
Behenyl Alcohol
Polysorbate 80
Triethanol amine
Peg-800
Rosa Centifolia Flower Water
Rhodochrosite Extract
Tocopheryl Acetate
Squalane
Sorbitan sesquioleate
Magnesium Aluminum Silicate
Disodium EDTA
Bisabolol
Sodium Dehydroacetate
Sodium Hyaluronate
Hematite Extract
Hexylene Glycol
Ethylhexylglycerin
Caprylyl Glycol
Phenoxyethanol
Potassium Sorbate
Mica
Titanium Dioxide
Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499)
Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide

Where can you buy it?

You can grab Bumox in a .37 oz container for $20 at Sephora .

Buxom Mascara Brush
Buxom Mascara

Buxom Mascara
Buxom Mascara

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Urban Decay Perversion Mascara

Urban Decay Perversion

What I think about it?

Urban Decay’s Mascara Perversion made my eyelashes look longer and fuller in a dark black shade. The brush did a great job of separating my lashes. It takes a little bit of time to dry so you should be careful to not touch your eyelashes that could cause possible smudging, I feel that this helps in eliminating any possible flaking. The best part of this product is it’s ingredients that help eyelash growth.

Ingredients:

Hairdensly: is a complex blend of proteins and amino acids that help to stimulate lash growth

Sea Idrolized Elastine: helps to stimulate hair follicle for lash health

Honey Extract: provides deep nourishment

Marine Collagen: helps to protects eyelashes

Aqua (Water/Eau),
Synthetic Beeswax,
Acacia Senegal Gum,
Stearic Acid,
Palmitic Acid,
Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax (Cera Carnauba/Cire de Carnuba),
Butylene Glycol,
Glyceryl Stearate,
Polybutene,
VP/Eicosene Copolymer,
Aminomethyl Propanol,
Pentylene Glycol,
Phenoxyethanol,
Caprylyl Glycol,
Sodium Dehydroacetate,
Potassium Sorbate, Hydroxyethylcellulose,
Soluble Collagen,
Myristic Acid,
Arachidic Acid,
Behenic Acid,
Glycerin,
Propylene Glycol,
Oleic Acid, Mel (Honey/Miel) Extract, Sodium PCA,Hydrolyzed Elastin,
Glycogen,
Serine. [+/- (May Contain/Peut contenir): CI 77499 (Iron Oxides)].

Where can you buy it?

Urban Decay’s Perversion can be purchased in .13oz tube for $10 and also .04oz for $22 from the following link at Sephora.
Rose Gold Eyelash Curler
Urban Decay Perversion Mascara Brush
Urban Decay Perversion Mascara
Urban Decay Perversion Mascara
Urban Decay Perversion Mascara
Urban Decay Perversion Mascara

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THE ESTÉE EDIT – The Edgiest Up & Out Double Mascara

What I think about it?

Out of all of the mascaras I reviewed this one has my full attention and recommendation! It gave my lashes some serious volume and length compared to all the others. This mascara come with double sided with two different brushes! The bristle brush creates volume, while the molded brush helps lift lashes for 13 hour wear time. It is water proof and smudge proof.

Ingredients:

Coming soon!

Where can you buy it?

It comes in .34oz tube for $24 from Amazon, Estee Lauder Official Site, or Sephora.
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Benefit they're Real!

Benefit they’re Real!

What I think about it?

My favorite thing about this mascara is the brush! It’s a fine toothed brush that really grabs your eyelashes and makes it feel comparable to brushing you hair with a comb. It does a great job on lengthening and separating lashes.

Ingredients:

WATER (AQUA),
PARAFFIN,
POLYBUTENE,
STYRENE/ACRYLATES/AMMONIUM METHACRYLATE COPOLYMER,
BEESWAX (CERA ALBA),
BISDIGLYCERYL POLYACYLADIPATE2,
C1836 ACID TRIGLYCERIDE,
PALMITIC ACID,
STEARIC ACID,
TRIETHANOLAMINE,
VP/EICOSENE COPOLYMER,
ACACIA SENEGAL GUM, HYDROXYETHYLCELLULOSE,
PHENOXYETHANOL,
TETRASODIUM EDTA,
BUTYLENE GLYCOL,
CAPRYLYL GLYCOL,
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE,
SODIUM LAURETH12 SULFATE,
GLYCERIN,
POTASSIUM SORBATE,
SERICIN,
CALCIUM CHLORIDE,
SODIUM HYALURONATE,
TILIA TOMENTOSA BUD EXTRACT,
CITRIC ACID,
BHT,
SORBIC ACID.
[+/: IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), ULTRAMARINES (CI 77007), CHROMIUM OXIDE GREENS (CI 77288), CHROMIUM HYDROXIDE GREEN (CI 77289), TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891)]. N° 05827/N

Where can you buy it?

It comes in a .3 oz tube for $24 Sephora, Benefit Official Website, Amazon, or Ulta.

Benefit they're Real! Brush
Benefit they're Real!Benefit they're Real!Benefit they're Real! Mascara

Mascaras Biggest Hidden longevity Secret?!?

Eye Drops!!!

Eye drops help to keep your mascara moisturized from drying up it bringing it back to useable solution. It helps to get every last drop of product! The best part is that it is already safe for your eyes.

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Round Up!

Too Faced Better than Sex MascaraUrban Decay Peversion Mascara THE ESTÉE EDIT - The Edgiest Up & Out Double Mascara Smashbox photofinish mascara primer

Bobbi Brown Mascara

Tarte Tariest Mascara

LSV babydoll Mascars
NARS Mascara
Buxom Mascara
Benefit they're Real! Mascara

Leave in the comments below which one of these mascaras is your favorite and why!

Toned Arms in one month : 5 lb Dumbbell Circuit 

This circuit uses a 5lb dumbbell to lean and help create toned arms. You will go through the exercises from top to bottom of the list above completing 5 sets and doing 12 repetitions of each movement. Do this exercise three times a week. Outfit details linked at the bottom of the post.

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Don’t have a 5lb dumbbell? Grab the sleek design of the ones I have from Dicks Sporting Goods. 

Toned Arms 5lb Dumbbell Circuit

Black and Gold Nike Outfit

Right Angle Curls

Start in a standing position with feet shoulder width apart. With your arms extended in front of you hold your 5lb dumbbells and then bend your elbows to a 90 degree angle. Return to the start position and proceed to do this for 12 reps before moving on to the next exercise.

Right Arm Curls for Toned Arms

In-and-Outs

Start in a standing position feet shoulder width apart. Pick up your dumbbells and level your elbows with your shoulders. Make sure that you don’t allow your elbows to lower or raise from this position. Start by bringing your dumbbell in forwards your chest and then release back out to the starting position. These are very challenging and are one of my favorite arm exercise! Complete for 12 reps before moving on to the next exercise.

In-and-Out Dumbbell Toned Arms Workout

Front Lateral Raise

Start in a standing position with your feet shoulder width apart. Pick up your dumbbells and hold them in front of your legs. Raise both arms and bring your dumbbells to align with your shoulders. Lower your dumbbells back to the starting position. Repeat this for 12 reps before moving on to the next exercise.

Front Lateral Raise for Toned Arms

Side Lateral Raise

Start in a standing position with your feet shoulder width apart. Pick up your dumbbells and hold them to the side of your legs. Raise both arms and bring your dumbbells to align with your shoulders. Lower your dumbbells back to the starting position. Repeat this for 12 reps before moving on to the next exercise.

Side Lateral Raise for Toned Arms

Arm Circles

Start in a standing position with your feet shoulder width apart. Pick up your dumbbells and hold them to the side of your legs. Raise both arms and bring your dumbbells to align with your shoulders. Keep your dumbbells in this position while you start to make a circular motion. You can alternate going clockwise and counterclockwise. Repeat this for 12 reps before moving on to the first exercise to complete 5 sets.

Arm Circles for Toned Arms

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Outfit details

Black and Gold Nike Outfit

Training tights // or Training shorts// Training top // 5lb Dumbbell

Please leave comments below on how you liked this Toned Arms 5lb Dumbbell Circuit!

Spotlight! Why you need 3 foundations and the Perfect Primer

Why you need 3 Foundations and the Perfect Primer

My three current favorite foundations are Chanel Vitalumere Aqua, Dior Star and Tarte Amazonian Clay Foundation in which each serve their own purpose of level of coverage.

Light Coverage Foundations

I love wearing light coverage foundation when my skin is clear of blemishes yet want a even color while still being able to show off my freckles and get some sun tan on your face. My favorite time to wear light foundation is in the summer!

Medium Coverage Foundations

Medium coverage foundations are great for when you have maybe one or two blemishes on your face and you want to cover them.

Full Coverage Foundations

I still have breakouts once a month so when that happens I like to use a full coverage foundation that completely covers my freckles and any blemishes that I may have. I also like to wear full coverage foundation for special occasions.

But wait, before foundation you need makeup base Chanel LE Blanc Chanel Illuminating Base!
Chanel LE Blanc Chanel Illuminating Base

Chanel LE Blanc Chanel Illuminating Base

Why I love this Primer?

If you have redness on your face that you’d like to get rid of before applying foundation this is for you! Primer also helps your makeup last longer throughout the day and even into night time. This makeup is so amazing that you can go without foundation, basically this Chanel illuminating base primer is MAGIC. If I could only choose one product of makeup to wear this would be it! (Of course I’d have to sneak some mascara hehe)

How do I apply this Primer?

I apply by either putting a little dab on my index finger and rubbing it in my face or by using a foundation brush. Make sure to wash your brushes after every use, and at least once a week! Especially when switching products back and forth.

Where to get this Primer?

It’s priced at $48 in a 1 oz container which I think is a great deal since I’ve heard people say that this is all the makeup that they wear. It’s lasted me a really long time too because it’s very thin liquid. You can pick some up here!
Chanel Vitalumere Aqua

Chanel Vitalumere Aqua (Light coverage)

Why I love this Foundation?

 I love that Chanel Vitalumere Aqua is very light making it perfect for the winter months when your skin loses its tan a little bit. You won’t ever have to worry about having a line between your face and neck because this product blends in perfectly. It allows my freckles to show through which is nice but you can also layer it on problem areas such as pimples if you need to hide them (scroll down for a better solution for pimples; Tarte Amazonian Clay). My number one favorite thing about this is that it smells flowery! Second favorite thing about it is that you can’t tell your wearing it at all!!! It soaks into your skin!

How do I apply this Foundation?

The first step I always take with this since it is a light liquid is to shake the container!! This is a must because if you don’t then it seems to separate when you don’t use it. I apply it directly to my forehead, cheeks, and chin. Then using vertical strokes down with a foundation brush I blend it in around my chin moving up to my forehead. I would also suggest just using your fingers and hands to rub this foundation in !

Where to get this Foundation?

You can buy Chanel Vitalumere Aqua in a 1.0 oz container for $48 from Bloomingdales.
Dior Star

Dior Star (Medium coverage)

Why I love this Foundation?

 Dior is really great for a medium coverage. It blends in so that you can barley tell it’s there while giving you a flawless unison skin toned face with built in SPF! I always get makeup with SPF because it is so important to protect your face from sun damage that causes spots and wrinkles. My favorite feature of this foundation is the texture of the product. It is thick and silky to the touch when applied on your face as if you are rubbing in face lotion.

How do I apply this Foundation?

I apply this product directly to my face by pressing some to my forehead, nose, cheeks, and chin. Then I take a foundation brush and blend it in using long vertical down strokes. Make sure to blend to your hair line and down your jawline and neck. I would also suggest just using your fingers and hands to rub this foundation in !

Where to get this Foundation?

Dior Star comes in a 1.0 oz sleek glass container for $50 here.
Tarte Amazonian Clay Foundation

Tarte Amazonian Clay Foundation (Heavy coverage)

Why do I love this Foundation?

Tarte Amazonian Clay is amazing for full coverage. It has a moose like texture to it and it works its magic to make breakouts vanish! This product has SPF 15 sunscreen which I think is always a great idea to have in your makeup. I’ve used it to cover up other areas of skin also if I’ve had a bruise or breakout somewhere else on my skin that I needed to cover.

How I apply this Foundation?

I apply it directly to my face from the bottle putting a dab of it on your forehead, cheeks, nose, and chin. Then taking a foundation brush I blend it in with small downward strokes making sure to blend it into my hair line and pull it down into my neck to not leave a line.

Where to get this Foundation?

It comes in a ton of shades making it easy to find one that matches your skin tone! I have the fair-light honey. It comes in a 1.7oz container for $39 that you can get from here. I don’t use it everyday just around times I need absolute coverage so this lasts me about a year!
Leave in the comments below some of your favorite foundations and why!

Powerful Back 45lb Kettle-bell Workout Circuit

This circuit includes a 45lb kettle-bell workout for back muscles. You will go through the exercises from top to bottom of the list above completing 5 sets and doing 12 repetitions of each movement. Outfit details linked at the bottom of the post.
Note: This post contains affiliate links. This means that I may receive a
all commission (at no cost to you) if you subscribe or purchase something through the links provided. You will never see me post a link to a product or service that I don’t use myself or truly love!

Don’t have a kettle-bell? Grab the sleek design of the ones I have here.

Deadlift

Deadlifts are one of the best workouts for your back! Start in a standing position, feet shoulders width apart, with your kettle-bell on the floor in front of you. Slightly bend your knees and bend over to pick up your kettle-bell. As you may have heard before, don’t pick up with your back but use your bent knees and lift with your legs. Come to a standing position while taking a deep breath in. Stay in this position for 3-5 seconds. Slightly bend your knees and bend over to lower your kettle-bell to the ground and take a deep breath out. Complete this 5 times with 12 repetitions each time you do it. If you have not worked out in a while you will want to lower your weight to around 10-15 lbs to see how it feels before going for higher weights. One of the BIGGEST mistakes people make when starting to workout is taking on too much weight and hurt themselves so they can’t go back to the gym for a week or two.

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Kettle-bell Swing

This is a good whole body exercise that involves a little cardio.  I really felt it in my lower back the first time doing this exercise. Start in a standing position with feet shoulder width apart. Have your kettle-bell on the floor in front of you. Slightly bend your knees and keep your back straight as you lift your kettle-bell. Swing your kettle-bell in front of you about 4 inches high and bring it back through your legs pass your knees about an inch or two. Continue until you have finished your 12 repetitions and move on to the next exercise.

Kettle-Bell Swing

Good Mornings

These are one of my favorite back exercises because it’s really easy to do! Start in a standing position with feet shoulder width apart. Lift your kettle-bell and lift it to one side of your neck/shoulder as you lean forward to put it behind your head. Hold the kettle-bell by its handle in a comfortable position. Bend over so that you are at a 45-90 degree angle. Lift yourself back up into starting position and repeat. Again if you have not been working out start with a lower weight around 5-15lbs so you do not hurt yourself and work your way up in weights.
Good Mornings

Bent Over Rows

Start in a standing position with feet shoulder width apart and your kettle-bell on the floor in front of you. Slightly bend your knees and lean forward and at a 45-90 degree angle. Pick up your kettle-bell in your hand and pull it torwards your chest as you are leaning forward. Keep your back straight. Lower your kettle-bell back down so it hangs in front of you and finish 12 repetitions before moving on to the next exercise.
Bent Over Rows

Single Arm Bent Over Rows

Start in a standing position with your kettle-bell on the floor next to the side of your left or right foot. Step your opposite foot from the side you are starting on out in front of you. Lean forward and put your other foot a step behind you. Pick up your kettle-bell in your hand and pull it torwards your side as you are leaning forward. Keep your back straight. Lower your kettle-bell down to the starting position and finish 12 repetitions before moving on to the next exercise.Single Arm Bent Over Row

White Nike Tank Top

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Slouchy Dolman Tunic Styled with a Poncho that will Turn Heads

About Mint Julep Boutique 

The Mint Julep Boutique is one of the fastest growing online business in the United States! Mint Julep Boutique specializes in women’s clothing and accessories including: Casual Dresses, Shift Dresses, Maxi DressesLittle Black Dress, Party DressesRompers & Jumpsuits, Long Sleeve, Tunics, Cardigans, Sweaters, Ponchos, Hoodies, Blouses, Blazers & Vests, Coats & Jackets, Short Sleeve, Graphic Tees, Tanks, Crop Tops, Camis, Bralettes & Bandeaus, Jeans, Leggings, Rompers & Jumpsuits, Pants, Skirts, Shorts, Necklaces, Scarves, Earrings, Bootsocks, Bracelets, Outerwear, Hats & Headbands, Belts, Handbags, Boots & Booties, Heels, Flats, Wedges, Sandals and Maternity. They seek out the latest styles and trends that are updated daily and delivered directly to your doorstep.

To learn more about Shop the Mint, you can check them out their website Shop the Mint , Instagram, FacebookTwitter Pinterest, Wanelo , Google+ and YouTube .
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Slouchy Dolman Tunic Styled with a Poncho that will Turn Heads

Francescas Poncho and Shop the Mint Slouchy Dolman Tunic

Initial Thoughts

I have to say after wearing these the past week since I’ve gotten them, I absolutely love the slouchy tunics! The color above is brown “Taupe”. I also received it in “rose quartz” which you can view in my other Shop the Mint Post here. They are right up my alley being very simple and classy meaning that they will never go out of style!

Francescas Poncho and Shop the Mint Slouchy Dolman Tunic

How to style a Slouchy Dolman Tunic?

Slouchy Tunics are such a staple to your closet that it makes it super easy to style!

  • Above I have styled it with a cute poncho from Francesca’s and high black boots.
  • Wear it with a blanket scarf.
  • Style it with a hat and scarf.
  • The Slouchy Tunic is great with low boots or high boots.
  • Wear it with leggings, panty hose, or jeans.
  • Tuck it in jeans and throw a blazer over it.
  • Add a statement necklace for instant pop.
  • Snuggle up in your Slouchy Tunic as PJs to wear to bed.

Francescas Poncho and Shop the Mint Slouchy Dolman Tunic

What is a Slouchy Dolman Tunic?

Slouchy Tunics come in 26 different colors including two gorgeous reds called “wine” and “red” , four different orange colors called “rust”, “orange” “coral” and “coral long” , a brilliant and bright yellow called “lemonade” , eight blue tones including “teal”, “indigo” , “serenity”, “cobalt”, “navy”, “aqua” “sea blue” and “sky blue” , three purple gorgeous hues named “plum”, “bodacious” and “violet”, seven cute pink variations labeled “rose quarts”, “pink”, “fuchsia”, “gray-pink”, “gray-fuchsia”, “azalea”, and “cotton candy”  , three different styles of black called “grey-black”, “black”, and “black-warm taupe”,  two styles of brown named “taupe” and “warm taupe”, a lovely grey nicknamed “Heather Grey” , four white variations “winter white long”, “white black”, “winter white”, and “white” , and five green colors (very fitting for their company name) called “lush meadow”, “olive”, “olive long”, “mint grey”, and “mint”. The length from shoulder to hem: 31″
Their sizes are as follows: Small- 0-4; Medium- 6-8; Large-10; Extra Large- 12-14.

Francescas poncho Shop the Mint Tunic

Shop the Look!

Taupe Slouchy Dolman Tunic // Similar Born Crown Boots // Westonbirt Plaid Ruana

Francescas Poncho and Shop the Mint Slouchy Dolman Tunic
Leave in the comments below how you would style the Slouchy Tunic.

From Winter to Summer: Keep Your Skin Protected and Happy

From Winter to Summer: Keep Your Skin Protected and Happy

This page will be an on going review for the most up to date skin care products that I find are amazing and show results!

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Josie Maran Argan Daily Moisturizer SPF 47 Review

Josie Maran Argan Daily Moisturizer SPF 47 Review
I’m going to let you all in on one of my biggest secrets for keeping my face moisturized, looking healthy, and flawless! Last winter I had gotten a really dry patch on the left side of my face next to my nose. Josie Maran is currently my number one at the moment for face lotions! It beat out all the others for getting rid of dry skin patches. It also doubles as a sunscreen having 47 SPF. The sunscreen in this lotion is very light and blends in with your skin so you do not have a white glow to your complexation. The only minor issue I’ve had with this lotion is that if I sleep in it and then rub my face with my hands the next day forgetting I have it on then it can get into my eyes when I rub them and it dries them out making them hurt a little bit. You should always be mindful to not rub your eyes when you have product on your face. All in all this is the perfect face lotion. Grab some here 2.0 oz for $32 or if you just want to try a little bit you can get a .5 oz. for $14.
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Kiehl’s ‘Rosa Arctica’ Youth Regenerating Cream

I got Kiehl’s ‘Rosa Arctica’ Youth Regenerating Cream face lotion on a recommendation from a friend. It was the second lotion I had tried for my dry spot (first being dove that I talk about below). This lotion is made from a rare resurrection flower at full bloom to help its efficacy. This is a thicker lotion so I would put a healthy amount on my face and let it soak into my skin to reawaken cellular activity. Kiehl’s made my skin feel very soft and this lotion helped my dry spot a little bit but it did not completely go away like it did with the Josie Maran lotion. I feel that this lotion may be more of a protectant from future damage instead of a recovery lotion. It comes in a very nice green frosted container. This lotion lasted me about 6 months in a 1.7 Oz container for $60. It also helps reduce wrinkles and firms your skin by hydration. You can try some out here. 

Dove Deep Moisture Face Lotion SPF 15

This was one of the very first face lotions I ever used. I bought a  4.05 oz bottle and it lasted me about a year and half! Its a thin white liquid that nourishes and hydrates your skin and makes a really long and lasting impression for your skin’s health. I love that it also has SPF15 in it. I think you should always get face lotion with SPF in it!!! Its super important to reapply if you are out in the sun every 2-4 hours. Along with UV protection it has vitamins and other goodies including nutrient lipids, pure spring water, and green tea extract mixed in it to help nurture your skin. It is hypo-allergenic and non-comedogenic (meaning it does not block pores). This face lotion is a little bit better on your wallet coming in at $25. You can pick some up on amazon here.
Leave in the comments below of what some of your favorite face lotions are and why!?