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Ulta Haul: Part Two

Ulta Haul_Part Two

Orange Cleaning Soap | Glycolic Acid Toner | Hydro Moisturizer with Vitamin C | Vitamin C Serum | Special Hand Cream with Vitamin E A few weeks ago I shared the first part of my Ulta haul detailing my new It Cosmetics obsessions! You can read that full rundown, here. Today, I am sharing the second part which revolves around skin care. I chatted about how I am trying to “eat and drink myself pretty” by adding collagen to my routine on Tuesday. But, my hope is that with a mix of both internal and extremal remedies, I can continue to care for my skin in the best way. Since I already love the Mario Badescu face masks, I decided to try some more products from their line and I’ve been pleasantly surprised. I won’t bore you with a recap of each product but I do want to highlight three that I really love. Ulta Haul: Part Two Mario Badescu Glycolic Acid Toner Toner always gives your face that extra clean feeling after cleansing. The most notable point regarding this toner is that it doesn’t burn- which I like. Instead it leaves your skin feeling refreshed and cool. This toner is […]

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My Experience Adding Beauty Collagen to my Coffee with Tonic Products

My Experience Adding Collagen to my Coffee with Tonic Products

Beauty Tonic by Tonic Products My morning routine revolves around coffee! My day doesn’t start until I pour myself a hot cup and open my Bible study. I get such a warm feeling starting my day this way! Around the beginning of the year, I decided to look for a collagen product to add to my morning coffee. Several options on the market are very expensive so I keep looking and stumbled upon Tonic Products. I’ve used their Beauty Tonic ever since and I am obsessed- it’s tasteless, odorless and colorless. But it packs a lot of nutrients for my hair, skin, nails and more. If you’re looking for a way to up your collagen intake keep reading and simply mix it in with your coffee! Here are three benefits I’ve seen by adding beauty collagen to my coffee. Benefits of Adding Beauty Tonic to My Morning Coffee Replace Coffee Creamer I’ve read a lot about Whole 30 and although I haven’t made the plunge to fully try the program, I know that it encourages black coffee. I used to add a splash of hazelnut coffee creamer to my morning brew daily. But I always knew that infusing my coffee with […]

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Maintaining my Gum Health with Smile Brilliant CariPRO Electric Toothbrush

Smile Brilliant CariPro Toothbrush Review

CariPRO Ultrasonic Electric Toothbrush In my opinion the easiest “beauty hack” is to invest in your smile. Eyelash extensions cost a fortune, dermatology procedures to brighten your skin involve lasers, and no matter where you fall on the spectrum of for or against Botox, it doesn’t last forever. However, our smiles are eternal! They are unique to each of us and when cared for, provide a lifetime of displaying our best emotion- happiness. You can imagine my surprise when I was informed at a recent routine dental cleaning, that my bottom gums had receded too far. In fact, I was at risk of gum disease and other factors if not addressed. Naturally, I FREAKED OUT. My healthy smile is so important to me. So, we won’t even get into how I was never made aware of this diagnosis until that moment. But there it was, plain as day, when I pulled my bottom lip down… the bottom gums covering my front-four teeth, was essentially gone. After a second opinion and tons of research (apparently this is fairly common if you have braces while you’re young as they bring your teeth forward, stretching that already thin layer of gum tissue), the […]

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Ulta Haul: Part One

Ulta Haul_Part One 1

It Cosmetics Celebration Foundation | It Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Eye Palette | It Cosmetics Vitality Lip Flush (shade is Je Ne Said Quoi) | It Cosmetics Anit-Aging Armour | It Cosmetics Bye Bye Pours Micro-Powder We are back from San Diego and it’s safe to say that although I love a good getaway, there’s no place like home (with Rebel and Tiger)! My mom flew to Florida to stay with the dogs while we went away. To some, this may seem extreme, but she needed a vacation and I needed a dog sitter. It was a win-win for all! Speaking of my mom, I’ve mentioned here before that she always treats me to makeup. Well, she recently had a special coupon for Ulta so I was able to do a big haul (thanks, mom)! Let’s back up for a minute however. A few weeks ago we went to Corpus Christi and I actually felt my makeup melting off. I thought this was just an expression until I experienced it myself. I don’t know if the Corpus humidity is more dense than the Florida humidity but it was an issue. On a quest to find a solution (although I don’t experience this all […]

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Three Mario Badescu Products to Try

Three Mario Badescu Products to Try

Mario Badescu Facial Spray | Mario Badescu Rose Hips Mask | Mario Badescu Whitening Mask The first time Mack saw me wearing a sheet mask… he was ACTUALLY scared. Look, I get it. Sheet masks are scary but in an attempt to improve the appearance and texture of my skin, I will try anything. It only took one time of me wearing a sheet mask that I decided never again. I even think Rebel and Tiger were confused. So, I went “old school” and bought some actual face masks to try. Let’s just say, these are much better and I love putting them on after a shower with my hair twisted up in a towel. I throw myself “spa nights” and it’s quickly becoming something I look forward to in the evening. In scouring the aisles of Ulta recently, I came across the Mario Badescu section. These products remind me of college because my roommate used to use this line religiously. The simple packaging and price point are what drew me back to them. If you’re on a budget (my tips to budgeting, here), I recommend these products as they don’t break the bank. Mario Badescu Masks to Try The […]

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Two New It Cosmetics Products to Try: Superhero Mascara and No. 50 Serum

Two New It Cosmetics Products to Try

It Cosmetics No. 50 Serum | It Cosmetics Superhero Mascara Oh my gosh you guys… it has been a month. May has been an eventful one- in both good and bad ways- but I am back home now and settling back into my routine. All that to say, I am sorry that I disappeared for the past few weeks. Between getting a gum graft, losing my Grandmother and traveling, let’s just say I needed a MINUTE. However, I am trying to get back on track so here goes! While I was home in Colorado, my Mom and I made an Ulta run. One thing that my Mom and I can always relate on, besides Rebel and Tiger, is consignment shopping and new beauty products. I have a deep rooted love for trying new products, testing different makeup options and more. However, my #budgetlife doesn’t allow for too much wiggle room beyond what I know I need when it comes to skincare and cosmetics. But, she spoiled me (#blessed). And now, these two products are going to fall into the necessity category in our budget. I am an avid It Cosmetics user (refer to this post detailing a few other products […]

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4 New Makeup Products to Try

4 New Makeup Products to Try

Lancome Bienfait Tenité Beauty Balm | IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Lines Foundation | IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better Airbrush Perfecting Powder | IT Cosmetics Hello Lashes Oh my goodness, after almost 7 days of not feeling well I am back! I apologize for my inconsistency over the past several days, I just could not get the content together for these posts. I typically plan and shoot the photos a few weeks before it actually goes live. However, I leave the actual written content until a day or two before just because I feel like its more authentic that way. Anyways, with that came in the inability to stay on track in the midst of awful symptoms that have recently been affecting so many. Thankful to be on the mend and happy to be back here sharing these 4 products with you! For Christmas, my Mom gifted me with some new makeup to try and I have to say I am fairly obsessed. Since using these products, it’s safe to say I have a new regime and have found that my makeup lasts longer- without that mid-day shine that seems unavoidable. So here are the 4 new products I think you’ll […]

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Multitasking with Smile Brilliant | Professional Teeth Whitening At Home

Multitasking with Smile Brilliant

As I enter my late-twenties I am suddenly wondering WHEN life got so busy. A behind the scenes look into my day includes waking up around 5:30 am, heading to yoga at 6:00 am, then I am showered and at work by 9:15 am. After I spend my day there, I get home about 5:30 pm at which point I walk the dogs, eat dinner and sit down to work on my blog until bed time. I am sure your daily routine resembles this! After working in date nights with my hubby, drinks with my besties and networking events… I feel like I exhaust every minute of every day. In the midst of all that, I have to figure out time to complete routine maintenance on my eyebrows, hair, nails and of course, my teeth. Luckily, whitening my teeth is one aspect that I am able to complete while remaining productive. This busy girl loves that! I have to say that when I started my blog, I had no idea how much work it would be. It’s a 24/7 venture and I wouldn’t have it any other way. Currently, I am learning how to balance this passion of mine in the midst of real-world […]

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Lipstick Lineup

Lipstick Lineup

First Photo (left to right) Lipstick Makeup Forever M402 | MAC Cremesheen Hot Gossip | MAC Cremesheen Fan Fare | MAC Cremesheen Creme Cup Lipliner Makeup Forever 8C (Red) | Makeup Forever 10C (Mauve) | Makeup Forever 15C (Pink) I realized in light of #NationalLipstickDay that I haven’t shared my favorite lip finds here so thought I would do so! For the longest time I was on the hunt for a lip combination that would last and not make my lips feel extremely dry. I began using the Makeup Forever foundation and powder awhile back and picked up one of their Aqua Lip lipliners on a whim when replenishing my regime. Game. Changer. These liners, when applied over a thin layer of my powder (when I apply my powder I just let the brush hit my lips in doing so), stay on like no tomorrow. I line my lips and fill them in with the pencil alone. For a matte look I will only wear the liner. When I am seeking something more dramatic or with a little sheen, I mix and match the liners and lipsticks as I see fit. Most often, I will use the 15C (pink) liner with any of the […]

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Affordable Makeup Brushes

Affordable Makeup Brushes

Eyeshadow Brush | Eyeshadow Palette | Foundation Brush | Foundation | Blush Brush | Blush My daily makeup routine is simple and in total takes me about 20 minutes or less. I use the same products in the same order, every day. However, I realized recently that my foundation was going on somewhat streaky. After looking more closely during the application process, I realized that it was probably because I was using an old makeup brush. When I met with Lindsey of Traveling Chic, she used a circular brush on my foundation so I decided to try something similar. I found this small head, round brush from Mikasa and was pleasantly surprised by the price point. Makeup brushes can be so pricey, but I found their selection to be reasonable. After testing the brushes for a few weeks, I wanted to share them with you since I’ve enjoyed using the three I selected. In placing the order, I decided to also order the angled blush brush (because I’ve been using a mini one for a while now) and a new eyeshadow brush (because you can never have too many of those). If you need a makeup brush refresh, visit Mikasa […]

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