Tuesday, March 3, 2015

February Hauls and Empties

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Here we go again with another round up of new makeup, hair and skincare products and the purging of the empties from the past month. I picked up a few things off of my wishlist (you can find that here) and am still working through some items, but here are my thoughts and opinions so far!

Some items in this post were sent to me for testing/reviewing purposes and will be clearly marked as such. All opinions are 100% my own.



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So far, I am really impressed with this stuff. It doesn't flake to badly and is easy to apply. Going to use it a couple more times and then do a full review as compared to other ways of accentuating my lashes.

I am also impressed with this one and will include it in the review/post I mentioned above.

Have not gotten to try this bad boy out yet because the tube I got was really runny and I need to go exchange it. Fingers crossed this was a one time thing, because I love me some Kat Von D makeup.

I haven't used this enough to really give you my opinion yet, but I have high hopes for this paired with my POREfessional. The lady at Ulta told me it is the magic combination.

It was time for a new one, I still love it.

This has been all over the beauty world for a while now and I finally got it to test out. I really, really like it. The color and amount of sheen is perfect and the consistency of the powder is great too. It also blends really well. 

This came with my Mary-Lou Manizer and it works well for applying highlight. I don't know that I would buy on its own, and I haven't washed it yet to see how it holds up. So far it doesn't shed or anything though.


I bought this because I wanted to try out a BB and thought I would start with a drugstore one. I picked it up in Light and am not sure how I feel about it. It does even out my skin tone before I apply my foundation, but I don't think it really primes like I would like on its own and it is really orange toned for it being light.

MAYBELLINE | Fit Me Concealer
I use this as a cream highlight and so far I think it is great for the price.

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Okay, so I haven't been able to test out any of these yet, but be looking out for full posts soon! I am always drawn to things that promote helping with hair loss and I needed new rollers since I chopped my hair. 

*Anything in italics is the product description from the product's website.

pura d'or | Shampoo (c/o)
The Premium Organic Argan Oil Based Hair Loss Prevention Shampoo is one of a kind. It contains 12 DHT Blockers, creates thicker hair and prevents from further hair loss. 
pura d'or | Conditioner (c/o)
The Premium Organic Argan Oil Based Conditioner adds texture, shine and volume to hair. Our shampoos and conditioners are free from SLS, Parabens and Gluten! 
pura d'or | Argan Oil (c/o)

The Pure and Organic Argan is great for skin! It's 100% cold pressed. It helps create smoother skin, restores nutrients to cells and reduces scars. 

Jilbere by Conair Professional | Soft Design Self-Grip Rollers

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Velvotan | Self Tan Mitt
During my last self tanning session, I ripped my tanning mitt so it was time for a new one. This one is fairly cheap and works great.

Clarisonic | Mia2
Mom and Dad gave this to me as an early birthday present and I love it!

Clarisonic | Refreshing Gel Cleanser
Came with the Mia2 and leaves my face feeling super clean and fresh.

InstaNatural | Dead Sea Mud Mask (c/o)
You can see my post about this lovely stuff here. I love a good face mask and this one really does leave my skin feeling refreshed.

InstaNatural | Moroccan Rose Water Toner (c/o)
This smells like heaven! I use it after my mask to add some moisture into my skin and it just makes me feel happy and relaxed.

InstaNatural | Anti-Aging Skin Clearing Serum (c/o)
InstaNatural’s Anti-Aging Skin Clearing Serum is a comprehensive solution for those who want to reverse the signs of aging while treating acne and hyperpigmentation. This potent formula includes many key active ingredients to treat and soothe blemished and irritated skin. Sulfur penetrates the skin deeply for maximum results, allowing retinol and salicylic acid to unclog pores while niacinamide removes redness and inflammation. Simultaneously, Vitamin C and Hyaluronic Acid restore health to damaged skin by repairing sun damage and micro scarring, all while delivering a youthful, radiant glow.

Anavita | Anti-Wrinkle Cream (c/o)
Again you can see my initail thoughts on this one here, but I have been using this every night and my face feels so soft!

Valentia | Even Glow Serum (c/o)
See this review here!

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Rhada Beauty | Eye Gel (c/o)
This really  makes my eyes feel pampered. I am still using it to determine the long-term results, but so far I really like it and am seeing positive things. 
Radha Beauty's Intensive Youth Eye Gel contains a innovative combination of ingredients for superior results. Plant Stem Cells enhance its strength to protect against sun damage and other external aggressors while Hyaluronic Acid hydrates the skin and plumps it up with moisture and Matrixyl 3000 firms the skin.

Rhada Beauty | Retinol Moisturizer (c/o)
Still using to see long-term changes, but it leaves my skin feeling plump and hydrated.

Rhada Beauty | Vitamin C Serum (c/o)
Doesn't have a strong citrus smell at all and is really runny so it absorbs super quick. Still using to see long-term results.
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Neutrogena | Makeup Remover Wipes
Already restocked these. They are a staple in my beauty collection.

I have had this for a while and just never used it. If you don't use it, sometimes you have to let it go.

Wasn't completely overjoyed by this, but I had some pretty good conditioners enter my life lately so it had strong competitors to go against (like this one).

Velvotan | Self Tan Mitt
Like I said earlier, I ripped this during my last tanning application. It was time for a new one.

MARIO BADESCU | Seaweed Night Cream
One of the first night creams I ever loved. I will probably repurchase when I run out of one of my others.

This just wasn't doing it for me anymore, and it therefore got replaced by the Mia2.

Bath Shoppe | Bath Salt
Eh, they were okay. The lavender smell was perfect, but I am not loyal to them.

And that is all folks! There are some really good items in here this round. Have you tried any of these? Any suggestions for night/eye creams or daytime moisturizers? I am looking for a good lotion for oily skin.


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