#SampleSunday | NARS Orgasm Blush

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NARS Orgasm Blush

Ah, the infamous NARS Orgasm blush. I admit that I was pretty behind on getting this product. *Spoiler Alert: I bought this already* But I feel it necessary to document my reasoning for still getting this product. Also, I’ve got some good dupes, so you’ll want to see those. Maybe its something you have in your collection?

So if you’ve been living under a rock, makeup lovers around the globe love the NARS Orgasm blush.* It’s peachy, shimmery and compliment so many skin tones. I found this little sample on one of the inserts in an Allure magazine (btw, best part of getting the hard copy of the magazine), and I thought why not, right? So before I show some swatches, let’s first find out what NARS says about the product. According to NARS, who claims to be the “ultimate authority in blush,” the Orgasm blush is one of the “industry’s most iconic shades for cheeks. Natural, healthy-looking color that immediately enlivens the complexion. A light application of even the highest-intensity hues delivers a natural-looking flush.”

So is this blush a natural flush on the cheeks? Let’s look at some swatches. After that, we can check out some dupes and you can decide if you need to hold out or cave in like I did. Picture heavy post incoming! Read more…

October 8, 2017
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#Empties | September 2017

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September 2017 Empties

This is my first full empties being on my no-buy. I’m pretty happy I’ve made it this far. I’m hoping to go through all the samples and full sizes I have, but perhaps I should set my goal on 3 months. Anyways, there’s quite a bit here so grab some tea or coffee and let’s get through it! Below are all of my thoughts on my September Empties! Read more…

October 4, 2017
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#ChitChat | My Current Beauty Favorites

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Current Beauty Favorites

Favorites are something that I’ve not really done. The most I talk about products is either a review or empties post… I’m exploring new territory here! It’s new and over time will improve. But for the time being, these are products that I’ve been using over and over, my current beauty favorites! I would typically start from left to right, but I think I’ll sort by category: Read more…

September 27, 2017
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#Ad | Staying Cool in the Summer w/ Evian Facial Spray! #EvianSprayInMyBag

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Evian Facial Spray

I swear, the weather here has been fickle and annoying. One minute it’s hot and dry, cold and windy or humid and gross. One thing that stays consistent is that my work office is blazing during the summer. I love natural light so I always end up sacrificing being cool with the sun. I mean, doesn’t that just beat all? You escape the heat by going in, not so you can be pummeled by it. (Sorry, had to put in a Breath of Fire 3 reference since I’ve been binging this game right now. 😅) So what do I do to stay cool or hydrated? I would say my best kept secret is a mist of some sort. I personally like to keep these tiny Evian Facial Spray bottles in my bag or in my office desk. They’re so useful and great on-the-go!

My oldest daughter likes it for school when she does PE. It was also a staple in her gym bag when she was playing indoor soccer. We carry these bottles to amusement parks to for a good cool down between waiting for rides. It’s also handy at the beach! Basically, anywhere you go and need a bit of a cool down. However, there are beauty uses:

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September 17, 2017
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#SampleSunday | NeoStrata Restore Facial Cleanser

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NeoStrata Restore Facial Cleanser

Aaaaand, we’re back! Disappeared for a bit there, but I’m definitely back. I decided to take that quick break to really gather my thoughts on the blog and my stash, but now that I have it all figured out, let’s get to work!

Today’s #SampleSunday is another face product. I know, I know, I use a ton of new face products, but its all in the name of blogging. Up for review is the NeoStrata Restore Facial Cleanser.* NeoStrata claims this product to, “start your skin care regimen with a soap-free facial cleanser that gently exfoliates without drying the skin.” Additionally, NeoStrata claims the inclusion of Polyhydroxy Acid Gluconolactone provides anti-aging benefits and that the cleansing removes impurities and makeup and is ideal for all skin types and is gentle enough for those with sensitive or acne-prone skin.

As per usual, we’ll first take a look at the ingredients, the claims and then my experience. If you’re ready, let’s get to it! Starting off with the ingredients (as listed on CosDNA): Read more…

September 10, 2017
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