How to Clean your Makeup Brushes Daily and Weekly

 How to Clean Makeup Brushes

How to Clean Makeup Brushes

It’s always super hard to remember to clean your makeup brushes but its also very important! The first reason you should clean your brushes is that it expands their longevity. Makeup brushes can be expensive so it’s nice if you can make them last longer. The second reason is that it is bad for your skin if you keep using brushes that have caked on make up with dead skin cells on the bristles that can clog pores. I’m really bad at remembering to clean my brushes so it helps to have a posted note on my mirror! They say it takes about 28 days to make a habit so once you’ve trained yourself to clean your brushes you can take the post it note down.

Daily Spray

Sephora Citrus Brush Cleaner

Sephora Citrus Brush Cleaner

I like this daily spray to use with my brushes to prevent my brushes from having a gunky build up by the end of the week. This product by Sephora has a subtle Citrus scent and leaves my brushes smelling great which I really enjoy since they are used around my face. This product contains an anti-bacterial formula to keep your brushes very fresh. To use this product all you have to do is spray one or two sprites onto your used brush and then take a cloth or tissue and wipe off the excess makeup. I still suggest and highly recommend that you do a deep clean of your brushes at the end of the week. You can purchase this Citrus Brush Cleaner from Amazon.

Weekly Shampooing

Sephora Makeup Brush Shampoo

Sephoa Makeup Brush Shampoo

I purchased this Sephora makeup brush shampoo a while back and its very easy to use. This Sephora product is also purifying with an antibacterial formula to keep your brushes on point. If you have ever cleaned art brushes, it is a very similar process to clean makeup brushes. Start off with a few drops of soap in your hand and wet your brush. Start to lather your brush in your palm. Next, Squeeze the water out of the brush and make sure to shape the brush similar to how it was shaped when you purchased it with a nice tip. Repeat until you have gotten all of the makeup out of your brush and the water is running clear. You can buy some of Sephora’s Makeup Brush Shampoo from Amazon.

bareMinerals Brush Conditioning Shampoo

bareMinerals well-cared for Brush Shampoo

This is another makeup brush shampoo that I use and like. It helps to keep my brushes feeling very soft. However, if you do not have makeup brush shampoo you can use soap that is safe for your face (especially if you have sensitive skin). As mentioned before to use this product start to lather your brush in your palm. Squeeze the soap and water out of your brush and repeat this process until your brush is free of makeup. To pick up bareMinerals Brush Conditioning Shampoo click here.

How often do you clean your makeup brushes!? And how will you start to remember to clean them if you have been bad about it?

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Popular C4 Pre-Workout Explosive Energy Review

C4 Pre-Workout Explosive Energy Watermelon Flavor with Creatine Nitrate

About Cellucor

Cellucor is one brand among the INC 5000 company Nutrabolt which is ranked one of the top 100 places to work in Texas. Other brands include Fitjoy, royal sport, and Cavalier Men’s Sport.

To learn more about Cellucor check out their website here, facebook, instagram, and Twitter.

C4 Pre-Workout Explosive Energy with Creatine Nitrate

Watermelon taste great! It’s sweet but not overboard. I took about a half a teaspoon of it and 16 oz. of water to mix together. C4 comes in many flavors including : Watermelon, Ice Blue Razz, Strawberry Margarita, Orange Dreamsicle, Fruit Punch, Pink Lemonade, Strawberry Kiwi, Green Apple, and Berry Bomb. C4 started in 2011. Cellucor has been improving their formula since it came out. The Fourth Generation C4 is more dialed in, more potent, and includes the breakthrough ingredient, TeaCor™.

C4 Pre-Workout Explosive Energy Watermelon Flavor with Creatine Nitrate
C4 Pre-workout Ingredients

Calories are a measure of the energy value in food.

Total Carbohydrate are dietary fiber and sugars. These are two types of Carbohydrates that make up Total Carbohydrates. Starches are included in the group of Carbohydrate but are not included in food labels.

Vitamin C, (as Asorbic Acid), is in citric fruits. It helps maintain healthy connectivity tissues and can act as an antioxidant.

Niacin, (as nicotinic acid), is a part of the Vitamin B group. It’s benefit include lowering LDL and triglyceride levels in blood.

Vitamin B6 helps protect the immune system, boost metabolism, cardiac diseases, kidney disorders, carpal tunnel syndrome, multiple sclerosis, anemia, arthritis and influenza.

Folic Acid is part of the Vitamin B genre and fights anemia, stroke, and cardiovascular disease.

Vitamin B12 is any group of substances that are essential to certain enzymes to work in the body. The group includes  thiamine (Vitamin b1), riboflavin (Vitamin b2), pyridoxine (Vitamin B6) and cyanocobalamin (Vitamin b12).

Calcium is a mineral that is in and is needed in teeth, bones, nerve cells, body tissues, blood, and other body fluids.

Beta Alanine is an amino acid that supports muscular endurance. Beta Alanine produces a tingly sensation throughout the body that lets you know it’s working.

Creatine Nitrate is a Creatine attached to Nitrate. Creatine Nitrate produces two desirable effects on performance: Creatine for strength and Nitrate for pumps.*

Arginine AAKG: Livestrong.com states “L-Arginine and AAKG supply raw materials for biological reactions but do not necessarily drive them. L-arginine can improve exercise tolerance and circulation in those with cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes as well as aid would healing. A 2006 study by Campbell et al. found that AAKG increases maximum strength in male athletes. Large clinical trials are generally lacking for the purported uses of L-arginine or AAKG”.

Explosive Energy Blend

N-Acetyl L-Tyrosine: It is a core part of the essential energy blend. It helps support peak mental and physical performance.

Caffeine Anhydrous is a popular and source for energy.

Velvet Beans Seed Extract: contains high levels of protein, carbohydrates, lipids, fiber, and minerals.

TeaCor™ Tetramethyluric Acid is an alkaloid molecule or plant extract that has similar effects as caffeine. It helps boost mood and helps inflammation.

Artificial Flavoring is a chemical mixture that mimics real flavors.

Polydextrose is a synthetic polymer of glucose to help replace and reduce sugar, calories and fat.

Citric Acid is added to compounds such as Calcium Citrate or Magnesium Citrate to increase water solubility.

Malic Acid is a food additive that helps reduce pain, help skin, boost energy, help flavor, and helps produce saliva.

Calcium Silcate is a food additive that helps with the growth of our bones, muscle function, nerves and brain function.

Silicon Dioxide is a addictive that helps reduce clumping of the ingredients.

Sucralose is an artificial sweetner.

Acesulflame Potassium is an artificial sweetner.

RD&C Red Lake #40: Also called “Red 40”, it is made from petroleum distillates or coal tars. It has been found to be harmful in rats such as cancer and decrease reproductive success.

Conclusion of C4 Pre-workout

C4 Pre-Workout Explosive Energy Watermelon Flavor with Creatine Nitrate
I have heard that this is a popular pre-workout, however I like Performixx a little better. You may have heard that only guys should take C4 pre-workout, but I recommend it for men and women. C4 pre-workout did not give as much of a punch, compared to the Performixx pre-workout I reviewed earlier. Not delivering as big of a punch as one would expect can be a good or bad issue depending on what you are going for in your workout. You can purchase it from cellular, vitamin shoppe, Amazon, and GNC.

Leave below in the comments what your favorite pre-workout flavors are!?

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Sephora VIB Rouge is not just a Status but a State of mind

About Sephora

Sephora is a French company that started in 1969 and continues to grow rapidly spanning across 33 countries with over 2,300 stores. They carry upwards of 300 brands including their own which I have tried and thouroughly enjoy. Sephora carries beauty products, makeup, skincare, nail care, fragrances, hairstyle and body care products.

You can check them out more here on their website, facebook, instagram, twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, google+, tumbler, and wanelo.

Sephora VIB Rouge

You receive Sephora Rouge after spending $1,000 for that year. I received the above red box with a gift for becoming a VIB Rouge Member. The NARS blush that I got is a lovely shade that matches with practically any makeup look!

VIB Rouge 2016 Gift

They also kindly gave a gift. For 2016 it was NARS Blush. You can read my review on it in this post!

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Benefits

  • Free Two-day Flash Shipping
  • Free Unlimited Makeovers (false lashes not included) :
    •  15 minute Touch-Up Makeup
    •  45 minute Full-Face Custom Makeover
    •  90 minute One on One  with Senior Beauty Expert for a customized skincare, fragrance, and beauty makeover.
  • Free Beauty Classes
    • Teen Makeup
    • No-Makeup Makeup
    • False Lashes
    • Contour and Highlight
    • Brow-Shaping
    • Perfect Lips
    • Flawless Foundation with Color IQ
    • Bold Smokey-Eye
    • Skincare Solutions with Skin IQ
    • Essential Smokey-Eye
    • Correct and Conceal
    • Winged-Eyeliner
  • Private Events Invitation
  • Free Seasonal Gifts
  • Try New Products First
  • Shop Sales First
  • Access to a Private Hotline

Examples of Custom Makeovers

“Blue Eyeliner” by Sephora Makeup Artist Margam Abbood

Sephora VIB Rouge Makeover

“Smokey Eye” by Sephora Makeup Artist Margam Abbood


“Purple Smokey Eye” by Sephora Makeup Artist Sarah Minakhan

“Faux Freckles” by Lovi Ghuman

“Purple Lips” by Wendy

Blue “waterline” Liner by Wendy 

My Thoughts on VIB Rouge

Not being a professional makeup artist with years of experience,  it’s nice to be able to look great on my blog and instagram with the help of Sephora professionals ! I’m learning more everyday on how to do perfect makeup. I use to walk into Sephora and when I asked for help I would be able to get good color suggestions. Now when I go into Sephora and get my makeup done, not only are the products good colors for me but I am introduced to an entire look with products that work well together. I also learn how to apply them professionally. I have heard that they do not give a gift every year for becoming VIB Rouge which seems a little strange to me, but you still get a birthday gift with a purchase (unfortunately you have to buy something). Overall I think it’s super worth it to spend the money to get to VIB Rouge status if you are interested in makeup or have a lot of special events coming up within the year. Going about 8-9 times for makeovers, you will end up getting your money’s worth.

Do you have any questions about Sephora VIB Rouge? Leave them below!

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Why Every Photographer Needs Smashbox Studio Lighting Makeup Secrets Review

About Smashbox Cosmetics

Smashbox Studio Lighting Kit

Smashbox was founded in 1991 in Los Angles, California by Davis Factor, Dean Factor in a real photo studio! They get excited about lipsticks, primers, and sharing their makeup secrets with cosmetic lovers.

To learn more about Smashbox you can check out their Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Youtube channel. 

Smashbox Studio Lighting Makeup Secrets Review

This makeup was specially designed and tested to look the same in all lighting! This make sure Smashbox Studio Lighting makeup is amazing for bloggers, models, vbloggers and anyone who takes photos on a regular basis.

Smashbox Step-by-Step Contour Palette

Smashbox Step-by-Step Contour Palette

Smashbox Step-by-Step Contour Palette comes in two different colors to chose from including light/medium and medium/deep.The kit includes shades to contour, bronze and highlight and comes with a contour brush. It also includes an illustrated guide that is inside the compact. You can easily put it on your vaninty mirror and it will stick to it for easy reference. Remember when applying to have your brush continuously moving in a circular motion so that your makeup blends in well.

Ingredients

Formulated without Parabens, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Phthalates & Fragrance.

Contour
INGREDIENTS: Talc, Polyethylene, Phenyl Trimethicone, Nylon-12, PTFE, Isopentyldiol, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, [+/- Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499)]

Bronze
INGREDIENTS: Talc, Zinc Stearate, Nylon-12, Lauroyl Lysine, Dimethicone, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Moringa Pterygosperma Seed Oil, Silica, Isopentyldiol, Boron Nitride, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, [+/- Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499)]

Highlight
INGREDIENTS: Talc, Zinc Stearate, Boron Nitride, Dimethicone, Mineral Oil\Paraffinum Liquidum\Huile Minerale, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Nylon-12, Isopentyldiol, Panthenol, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, [+/- Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499)] < ILNILN39126, ILN39127, ILN39136>

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.

 

Where can you Purchase Smashbox Step-by-Step Contour Palette?

You can buy this Palette for $45 from Nordstrom’s website here.

Smashbox Photo Op Eye Shadow Trio in Screen Shot

Smashbox Photo Op Eye Shadow Trio in Screen Shot

Smashbox Photo OP Eye Shadow comes in 9 different color trio combinations each with a unique and fun photoshoot referenced name:

1. Shutterspeed: Sand (bare nude), Vapor (shimmery beige), Thunder (shimmery smoky grey)

2. Quick Take: Vanilla (matte warm ivory), Ambient (shimmery golden copper), Serpent (shimmery emerald green),

3. Skybox: Sky (matte soft blue), Steel (mid-tone silver blue with silver pearl), Nocturnal (deep navy with colbat blue pearl)

4. Darkroom: Opal (Opalescent pale pink), Granite (shimmery silver grey), Blackout (matte jet black)

5. Sepia: Alabaster (matte bisque), Antique (dirty plum grey), Clay (rich dirty plum)

6. Multi-flash: Naked (matte nude pink), Crisp (shimmery soft peach), Doe (shimmery soft suede)*

7. Covershoot: Flirt (pink beige with silver flecks) Dusk (matte smoky purple), Haze (shimmery heather)*

8. Vignette: Parfait (matte ballet pink), Amethyst (shimmery violet with copper pearl), Ambergine (dark matte plum)

9. Focal Point: Champagne (shimmery gold beige) Flamingo (shimmery coral pink), Java (deep matte burn brown) *

* Color combiniations I love and would love to have in my makeup collection!

Ingredients

Cinnamon Toast

Mica, Nylon-12, PTFE, Zinc Stearate, Boron Nitride, Dimethicone, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Lauroyl Lysine, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Glycerin, Cyclopentasiloxane, Caprylyl Glycol, Silica, Tin Oxide, Polysilicone-11, Isopentyldiol, Phenoxythanol, [=/- Titanium Dioxide (Cl 77891), Iron Oxides (cl 77491, Cl 77492, Cl 77499), Bismuth Oxychloride (Cl 77163), Blue 1 Lake (Cl 42090), Carmine (Cl 75470), Chromium Hydroxide Green (Cl 77289), Chromium oxide Greens (cl 77288), Ferric Ferrocyanide (Cl 77510), Manganese Violet (Cl 77742), Ultramarines (Cl 77007), Yellow 5 Lake (Cl 19140)

Roast

Mica, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Nylon-12, Dimethicone, PTFE, Zinc Stearate, Boron Nitride, Polymethlsilsesquioxane, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Lauroyl Lysine, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Glycerin, Cyclopentasiloxane, Caprylyl Glycol, Silica, Tin Oxide, Polysilicone-11, Isopentyldiol, Phenoxyethanol, [+/- Titanium Dioxide (CL 77891)], Iron Oxides (Cl 777491, Cl 77492, Cl 77499), Bismuth Oxychloride (Cl 77163), Blue 1 Lake (Cl 42090), Carmine (Cl 75470), Chromium Hydroxide Green (Cl 77289), Chromium Oxide Green (Cl 77288), Gerric Ferrocyanide (Cl 77510), Manganese Violet (cl 77742), Ultramarines (Cl 77007), Yellow 5 Lake (Cl 19140)

Nectar

Mica, Nylon-12, Zinc Sterarate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dimethicone, Polyethylene, oron Nitride, Magnesium Silicate, Lauroyl Lysine, Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Isopentyldiol, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, [+/- Titanium dioxide (Cl 77891), Iron Oxides (Cl 77491, Cl 77492, Cl 77499), Bismuth Oxychloride (Cl 77163), Blue 1 Lake (Cl 42090). Carmine (Cl 75470), Chromium Hydroxide Green (Cl 77289), Chromium Oxide Greens (Cl 77288), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (Cl 77510), Ferric Ferrocyanide (Cl 77510), Manganese Violet (Cl 77742), Ultramarines (Cl 77007),  Yellow 5 Lake (Cl 191440)

Where can you Purchase Smashbox Photo Op Eye Shadow Trio in Screen Shot?

You can grab this Eye Shadow Trio from Amazon’s website here.

Smashbox L.A. Lights Blendable Lip and Cheek Color in Hollywood and Highlight

Smashbox L.A. Lights Blendable Lip and Cheek Color in Hollywood and Highlight

My favorite use for the Smashbox L.A. Lights Blendable Lip and Cheek Color in Hollywood and Highlight product is to go directly down the middle of my nose for a highlight. I also to use it to draw a straight line underneath my blush and bronzer to create a more defined line.

Ingredients

Diisostearyl Malate, Octyldodecanol, Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate, Polyethylene, Microcrystalline Wax\Cera Microcristallina\Cire Microcristalline, Dicalcium Phosphate, Tin Oxide, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, [+/- Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Carmine (Ci 75470), Manganese Violet (Ci 77742), Red 6 (Ci 15850), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Red 22 Lake (Ci 45380), Red 28 Lake (Ci 45410), Red 30 Lake (Ci 73360), Red 33 Lake (Ci 17200), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Yellow 6 Lake (Ci 15985)].

Where can you Purchase Smashbox L.A. Lights Blendable Lip and Cheek Color in Hollywood and Highlight?

You can purchase Smashbox L.A. Lights Blendable Lip and Cheek Color from Nordstrom’s with the following link.

Smashbox Photofinish Hydrating Under Eye Primer

Smashbox Photofinish Hydrating Under Eye Primer

My favorite thing about the Smashbox photofinish Hydrating Under Eye Primer is how much it brightens up the area underneath my eyes! Its texture is thick and super moisturizing! It feels slightly cool underneath my eyes which is nice because my eyes are very sensitive.

Ingredients

Water\Aqua\Eau, Butylene Glycol, Polyethylene, Polyperfluoromethylisopropyl Ether, Caprylic/Capric/Myristic/Stearic Triglyceride, Methyl Gluceth-20, Glycereth-26, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Cetyl Esters, Ethylhexyl Hydroxystearate, Dimethicone, Lecithin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hypnea Musciformis (Algae) Extract, Gellidiela Acerosa (Algae) Extract, Yeast Extract\Faex\Extrait De Levure, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria), Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract, Caffeine, Polybutene, Glycerin, Sodium Pca, Phytosphingosine, Aminopropyl Ascorbyl Phosphate, Trehalose, Dipeptide-2, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Sucrose, Silica, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Urea, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Glyceryl Polymethacrylate, Simethicone, Peg-8, Polyquaternium-51, Steareth-20, Carbomer, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Sodium Hydroxide, Sucrose Stearate, Hesperidin Methyl Chalcone, Ascorbyl Tocopheryl Maleate, Phenoxyethanol, Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499).

Where can you purchase Smashbox Photofinish Hydrating Under Eye Primer?

You can purchase from Nordstroms from the following link here.

Conclusion of Smashbox Studio Lighting Makeup

Smashbox Studio Lighting

I really enjoy this kit! It’s great to use when I am going to be shooting all day long at my apartment and the sun will be changing light. In conclusion, I would highly recommend checking out all of these products!

Comment below with your thoughts on the idea of a cheek and lip blendable color stick.

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JORD Wood Watches Watch Review

JORD WATCHES

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.

JORD Wood Watches

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. 

JORD WATCHES

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.

JORD WATCHES

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 .

JORD Wood Watches

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.

JORD WATCHES

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.

JORD WATCHES

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.

JORD 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 Zebrawood Oil

Zebrawood Oil

In order to keep up with your Zebrawood watch or any wood watch you must oil it to keep it moisturized and prevent cracking.

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.

JORD Wood Watches

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.

JORD Wood Watches

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!

JORD Wood Watches

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.

#JORDWATCHES

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!

JORD Wood Watches

Join #JORDWATCH giveaway with following link!

www.woodwatches.com/g/kitstanwood

Leave in the comments below YAY or NAY on JORD Wooden Watches!
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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.

 LuLaRoe Leggings

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!!

LulaRoe Leggings

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

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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

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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.

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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  be a repeat customer for the Rodan + Fields Enhancements Eye cream. I liked the Micro-Dermabrasion paste because 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, however I will not be buying it due to my sensitive skin.

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!

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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 Mascara’s in Review
0.1 oz/ 2.9 mL Benefit Cosmetics They’re Real Lengthening & Volatizing 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.
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.

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Tarte Tartiest Mascara

Tarte Tartiest

What I think about it?

This was my second favorite out of this mascara review because of it’s fine tooth comb! The brush grabs your eye ashes and makes it feel as if 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.

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Tarte Tartiest Mascara

Tarte Tartiest Mascara

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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YSL babydoll Mascara

YSL 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 YSL 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.

YSL babydoll Mascara Brush
YSL babydoll Mascara

YSL babydoll Mascara

YSL babydoll Mascara

Buxom Mascara

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

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.

Urban Decay Perversion Mascara Brush
Urban Decay Perversion Mascara
Urban Decay Perversion Mascara
Urban Decay Perversion Mascara
Urban Decay Perversion Mascara
THE ESTÉE EDIT - The Edgiest Up & Out Double Mascara

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.
THE ESTÉE EDIT - The Edgiest Up & Out Double Mascara BrushTHE ESTÉE EDIT - The Edgiest Up & Out Double MascaraTHE ESTÉE EDIT - The Edgiest Up & Out Double MascaraTHE ESTÉE EDIT - The Edgiest Up & Out Double MascaraTHE ESTÉE EDIT - The Edgiest Up & Out Double Mascara

Benefit they're Real! Mascara

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

Mascaras Biggest Hidden longevity Secret?!?

Eye Drops!!!

Eye drops help to keep your mascara moisturized which protects it from drying up. It truly brings your mascara tube back to life. My favorite part of using this nifty trick is that it helps to get every last drop of product out! Well I lied, the actual best part is that it is already safe for your eyes!

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

YSL 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!

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Toned Arms in one month : 5 lb Dumbbell Circuit 

5lb Dumbbell Arm Circut

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!

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