Ulta Fall Haul Mini Haul!

Hi All!¬† I shopped the Ulta Fall Haul sale a couple of weeks ago.¬† I usually go crazy on these, but I was extremely restrained this fall!¬† I did do a large Ulta Fall 21 Days Of Beauty Haul — so I need to not go crazy on this sale!

Ulta has these haul sales twice a year — a Spring Haul and a Fall Haul.¬† They follow the 21 Days of Beauty and focus on the drugstore or affordable half of the store.¬† I usually love to stock up on my favorites and try new things!

Here’s what I got this fall:

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Yes to¬†Cucumbers Facial Wipes — I got this half off. I love these wipes.¬† They are really nice for those with sensitive skin.¬†

Skinfood Peach Sake Toner РI needed a new toner, and this one was 30% off.  This smells amazing!  Just like peaches and sake. This is a refreshing toner made with rice sake and peach extracts, rich in vitamins A and C, which minimize shine and the appearance of pores. The bottle is gorgeous frosted glass!

Milani¬†Conceal + Perfect 2-in-1 Foundation + Concealer — I’ve heard such great things about this foundation.¬† I have tried it and like it.¬† I chose a shade called Nude, which is a bit warm for me.¬† But I mix it with a cooler foundation and it seems to work.¬† I like the natural finish it gives!

The Body Shop¬†Limited Edition Vanilla Pumpkin Body Butter — This luxe body butter is in¬†special edition seasonal packaging inspired by the traditions of Central and South America’s Dia de los Muertos. The indulgently rich formula provides 24hr moisture, infused with Madagascan vanilla and the aroma of roasted pumpkins. This smells amazing! This was half off!


I’m really happy with my purchases.¬† Did you pick up anything from the sale?

Right now until October 26th, Ulta has a 20% off everything coupon.¬† So of course, I used my points that I’ve saved up.¬† That haul is coming Monday and I will show you what I got!¬† I will be doing separate reviews of some of the products I got as well, so stay tuned!

 

 

 

FR√Č Body Care Review

Hi all!¬† I hope your weekend is going well! I’m back with an amazing body care line.

FR√Č BODY¬†is the first comprehensive skincare set for your body, specially formulated for active skin. If you are an athlete or just active, you need a tailor-made solution to protect your skin from the daily combination of sweat, sun, and environmental aggression.

Even though summer’s over, I’ve started working out again, and it’s still pretty warm in Kansas City.¬† It’s so important to take care of all skin, and keep it glowing and protected.

Here’s the products I received:

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Protect Body¬†Defense Moisturizer with SPF30 ($40 USD) —¬†This unique moisturizer gives skin deep hydration, keeping it soft and preventing sweat-induced breakouts. It is also formulated to shield skin from immediate and long-term effects of the sun’s UVA, UVB, and IRA rays. The combination of Argania Active Complex¬©and Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice also¬†rejuvenates aged tissues and has anti-inflammatory effects on skin.

Glow Body¬†Nourishing Dry Oil ($45 USD) — Give your skin an extra nourishing boost post-shower, with GLOW BODY. It is infused with antioxidants, which help to improve skin’s elasticity and suppleness. It deeply hydrates skin, replenishing any moisture that is lost during workouts.¬†GLOW BODY reduces wrinkles, giving skin the smooth, soft feel it deserves. Finally, it is formulated to add luster to the skin, giving a more youthful appearance and a healthy and natural glow.

Purify Body¬†Clarifying Body Cleanser ($35 USD) —¬†Deep, gentle exfoliation with Argania Active Complex¬©Say goodbye to post-sweat body acne and breakouts, with PURIFY BODY. This mild, clarifying cleanser helps to remove the oils, toxins, and sweat that builds up in your skin during workouts. It is formulated to remove any layers of dry, damaged or flaking skin while keeping your pores clear and improving blood circulation.

What I think:¬† I really enjoy all of these products.¬† The scent is fresh and herbal. I love taking a shower or bath after a workout and using the cleanser.¬† It’s a mild scrub that really cleans the dirt and sweat and leaves skin soft!¬† The oil is so hydrating!¬† It skins right into the skin, but leaves a subtle glow.¬† And I love that the lotion has SPF in it.¬† It hydrates and protects at the same time.

You can purchase all three products separately or in a bundle here.

Have you tried these products or anything by FRE skincare?

 

 

Brand Review — RAD Soap Co.

Hi all!¬† I’m back with a sweet-smelling brand review!

RAD Soap Co. is a natural skincare line made fresh in Upstate New York and inspired by hemp beauty. Using their RAD proprietary process and main ingredient hemp with botanical extracts to create the world’s best bar of soap.

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The two soaps I have received for review are:

Moon Rock¬†Body Bar¬†— A Rad body bar infused with Activated Charcoal and Black Currant Oil to fight troublesome skin for a flawless complexion.

Toke Natural Body Bar — A Rad body bar infused with Hemp Seed Oil and the ultimate hippie’s scent of Sandalwood and Vanilla.

What I think: These both smell amazing!  The Moon Rock bar is great for the summer.  My skin gets oilier, and breakouts do happen on my body.  This really helps.  Plus, I love the scent!

The Toke Bar has a more natural scent — very hippie friendly!¬† LOL!¬† It’s very nice to keep in the bath as well.

RAD has also just launched their new bar soap club subscription.¬†You can get one bar for $10, two bars for $20 and three bars for $25.¬† Each box also includes two mystery gifts.¬† You can also choose to have it delivered every one, two or three months.¬† And finally, you can choose your soaps.¬† So it’s very customizable.

Check it all out at http://www.radsoap.com


I really enjoy this brand!  What bath and body brands do you love?

Shop My Stash June 2019 Results and Monthly Empties

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Hi All!¬† I’m back with my JuneShop My Stash results!¬† I enjoy dipping into my collection and using products I haven’t used in a long time, or just haven’t given much of a chance.

My rule with this is if I don’t like the item after the month, I will move it out of my collection to make some room and let someone else enjoy it!

You can check out my first Shop My Stash post for June. Here’s a photo with the palettes open:

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My allergies were much better in June, so I have been wearing eye makeup again!  My most used of the two palettes was the ABH Soft Glam. Every time I use it I remember how gorgeous it is!  They blend so well.

I also used the Too Faced Festival palette a few times.  I love the peaches and purple shades.  I also wore the green shade a lot. The shimmer shades in the palette are so pretty!

It’s sad to say that I only used the ColourPop The Twins pigment once — on my birthday!¬† I usually like to use palettes for complete looks.¬† It is very pretty though.

The PixiGlow palette got lots of use.  I used it for bronzer, blush and highlight by dipping into the corresponding parts of it.

I am keeping all of these products except for the ColourPop So Juicy lip gloss.¬† It is so sticky, that I don’t really enjoy using it.¬† I’ll see if my daughter wants it.

On to my June empties:

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I had a lot of empties this month!  Mostly skincare, as always! I enjoyed all of these products.

I would repurchase every one of these products except for maybe the CO Bigelow hand soap, because it was very creamy and hard to rinse off.  I loved all of the other products!

The CoverFX primer filled my pores completely.  Another favorite would be the GM Collin serum, it is so hydrating.

This was a successful Shop My Stash!  I used all of the products at least once, and enjoyed discovering them again!


Are you doing a Shop Your Stash or are you on a low or no buy?¬† ¬†How’s it going?

Bath And Body Works SAS Haul — June 2019

Hi all! I hope you’re having a wonderful week!¬† I finally got to the Bath and Body Works Semi Annual Sale!

I was almost out of hand soap and body wash, so it was definitely time to stock up!

This is what I received (and the great deals I got plus my $10 of $40 coupon):

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  • Salted Pretzel Milkshake Candle — $8.21
  • Barcelona Sunwashed Citrus Candle — $8.21
  • Seaside Breeze Body Wash — $3.09
  • Cherry Blossom Body Wash — $3.09
  • Mango Mandarin Body Wash — $3.09
  • London White Tea & Sage Foaming Hand Wash — $2.54
  • New York City Champagne Toast Foaming Hand Wash — $2.54
  • Island Papaya Foaming Hand Wash — $2.54
  • Lavender Marshmallow Foaming Hand Wash — $2.54

Total — $35.85 before tax and a savings of $76.65 — Yay!¬† I hit a candle sale.¬† The candles were $10.50 before my coupon and only $8.21 afterwards.

I might go back before the sale ends.¬† My store didn’t have a wide variety of products, so I might try a different one.

Have you shopped the sale this month? What did you get?

Davines SU Collection For After Sun Body and Hair Care.

Hi all! I hope you are having a great weekend!  I did some shopping, so my day is going great!

Today I’m reviewing some relaunched products from Davines, Their summer SU Collection. The SU family of products is a complete routine to protect your hair and skin before and after sun exposure.

I received the entire collection for my honest review.¬† Here’s what I received:

IMG_0899Davines SU Hair and Body Wash ($24 USD) — A multi-benefit shampoo that moisturizes and protects hair and skin exposed to the sun. Its formula, characterized by a rich full-bodied foam, gently cleanses and hydrates.

What I think: I have used this for my hair and skin. It cleanses my hair well, while hydrating it, plus it leaves my skin soft, too!¬† I love that this is a multi-tasker.¬† I’ll be using this all summer!

SU Hair Mask ($27.50 USD) — Restorative and hydrating anti-aging treatment for hair damaged by the sun, chlorine and salt. Hair is left soft, hydrated, and glossy.

What I think: I love to use this after the hair and body wash. It’s so creamy!¬† I apply this after shampooing and just leave it on a couple of minutes to use it as a conditioner.¬† If my hair has been exposed to the sun, I leave it on longer.¬† My hair is so soft and healthy when I use this mask.¬† Love it!

SU Aftersun ($29 USD) — A soothing, mineral-rich gel that moisturizes and restores the skin’s hydration level after exposure to the sun. With extract of Chinotto from a Slow Food Presidium and extract of Aloe Vera, it is rich in minerals and substances with a soothing action that, together with Argan oil, ensure hydration and nourishment.

What I think: This is a wonderful creamy gel moisturizer for after sun. My daughter went to a theme park last week and got sunburned despite wearing SPF all day.¬† She said she repeatedly applied it (but she’s a teenager, so who knows.¬† LOL!). This moisturizer really helped soothe her burnt skin and in a few days it was a nice tan and not painful anymore.¬† Even if we don’t get a sunburn, this is nice for after a day in the sun.

SU Hair Milk ($29 USD) — Leave-on spray cream for hair, ideal both during and after exposure to the sun. Protective filters maintain the hair‚Äôs integrity during exposure to the sun, and the light texture conditions the hair without weighing it down.

What I think: I have been using this as leave-in moisturizer after I wash my hair. It helps with hydration and makes my hair so manageable.¬† I also spray it on before I go out to protect my hair.¬† It doesn’t weight it down.

Also, the scent for all of these is very soft.¬† It’s hard to describe, it’s part floral and part baby care scent.¬† It’s really nice.

I recommend all of these products for the summer months and beyond.


Have you tried these products or anything by Davines?

 

 

Natural Skincare From L&I Apothecary and the Henna Guys

Hi All! I hope your June is going well so far!¬† Mine is! I’m enjoying nice weather.

I have some wonderful natural skincare products from the brands L&I Apothecary and the Henna Guys!

L&I Apothecary organic skincare line is developed by professional estheticians using ingredients obtained from fresh fruits & vegetables. Each ingredient is either produced in their farms or responsibly sourced from ethical producers. The products are up-to 100% natural & organic, each product is packaged into carefully selected environmentally friendly and re-useable glass packaging.

The Henna Guys source the finest quality ingredients from ethical producers around the world. They understand the need for hair & skin care that keeps its promises and constantly in search of excellent natural ingredients to enhance the natural beauty. The product line is developed using finest natural ingredients.

On to the review!

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L&I Apothecary Arista Pumpkin, Mild Peel/Facial Mask ($21 USD) — This mask is made with pumpkin and has Vitamin C and Vitamin E, plus the ingredients are organic. It also contains -5% Glycolic Acid. The claim is that it leaves skin feeling brightened, replenished and renewed.

I enjoy using this mask. It smells like fresh pumpkin!¬† I apply it after I clean my skin and leave it on for 5 minutes and rinse it off.¬† It leaves my skin smooth and it doesn’t irritate my sensitive skin. I have used this a few times and can see myself using it a few times each week.¬† It’s difficult for me to find a good brightening mask that doesn’t irritate my skin.¬† This one is a winner!

L&I Apothecary Rose Facial Toner ($23 USD) —¬† This is an amazing facial toner spray!¬† This claims to hydrate the skin, give it a glow and brighten it up.¬† It has a fresh rose scent.

I love using a rose spray after cleansing and toning my skin in the morning.¬† This one is also a toner, so I can spray it on after I cleanse, and my skin is refreshed and glowing.¬† I also use it to freshen my skin during the day.¬† It’s nice over makeup or bare skin.

The Henna Guys Pre Shave Oil – Geranium & Lavender¬†($12.95 USD) — This is a moisturizing Pre shave Oil, mildly scented with geranium & lavender essential oil. It contains¬†Grapeseed, Avocado, Argan & Marula Oil.

First of all, this smells amazing — so fresh and clean. To use it, I take a few drops of oil, massage it on the shaving area to prepare for the shave.¬† Then I use shave cream or soap and lather it, then I shave.¬† I get a very close shave and my skin isn’t irritated.¬† So smooth!

I am really enjoying these products. I love all of the amazing ingredients and the fact that all of the products work well and have fresh, delicious scents!

Purchase these at http://www.lniapothecary.com and http://www.thehennaguys.com Plus, I have a (non-affiliate) coupon code for these websites — FORTYFLIRTYFAB10 for 10% off your entire order!

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Have you tried anything from these brands?   What are your favorite natural products?

 

Shop My Stash May 2019 Results and Monthly Empties

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Hi All!¬† I’m back with my May Shop My Stash results!¬† I enjoy dipping into my collection and using products I haven’t used in a long time, or just haven’t given much of a chance.

My rule with this is if I don’t like the item after the month, I will move it out of my collection to make some room and let someone else enjoy it!

You can check out my first Shop My Stash post for May. Here’s a photo with the palettes open:

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I continued my allergy issues this month, and didn’t wear as much eye makeup as I would have liked to.¬† So my number one used product was the Smashbox Cali Contour palette!

I love this palette!¬† Especially the bronzer and powder shades.¬† I also used the lighter highlight and the blush a lot.¬† This is such a great product to complete my face makeup.¬† If I take a trip this year, I’ll take it with me!

Towards the end of the month, my allergies are getting better.¬† So I did get to wear my eyeshadows.¬† I would say I wore the BH Festival palette the most.¬† It has such a variety of colors and I was able to create colorful looks and neutral looks with it.¬† I also used most of the shades on the Morphe x Jaclyn Hill Vault Armed and Gorgeous palette.¬† It’s a nice palette, but the metallics aren’t as buttery as the BH Cosmetics ones.¬† I am going to keep all three of these palettes.

I didn’t wear the lipstick or eyeliner as much as the other products.¬† I found that I didn’t care for the lipstick.¬† I don’t wear this type of shade that much and it kind of feels drying on my lips.¬† I am going to re-home it.¬† The eyeliner is a great formula, but I don’t wear eyeliner that often.¬† I am going to keep it, though.¬† It’s such a pretty shade.

This was a pretty successful month!

On to my May empties:

IMG_0875I had a lot of empties this month!  I used up makeup wipes by IT Cosmetics and Ariul, a Korean Beauty brand I found at CVS.  They were both nice.  I used them mostly for removing swatches. I might purchase them again.  I actually think I might to a K Beauty haul this summer at CVS and maybe Ulta.

The Merle Norman cleanser is like a scrub.  It is such a nice exfoliator.  I have a lot of cleansers in my stash, but I might repurchase this eventually.

Same with the Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream.¬† I might re-purchase it once I go through the creams that I have.¬† It’s so hydrating!¬† The Your Good Skin day cream was oily on my skin, so I won’t re-purchase it.

I loved the Nanacoco Outlash mascara!  I have a bunch of new mascaras waiting to be used, but I would buy this again.

I love the Jergens Wet Skin gradual tanner.¬† I need to either pick this up or the original formula.¬† ¬† The C.O. Bigelow body wash was nice, but I don’t know if I will pick it up again.

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Are you doing a Shop Your Stash or Project Pan this year?¬† How’s it going?

CBD Living — Anti-Aging Products Review

Hi all!  I hope your long weekend is going well!

I have recently received more wonderful products from CBD Living for my honest review.  I received some of their products in March and featured them here.

The products below are to help fight chronic pain associated with aging.  And they smell amazing, too.  They are:

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CBD Living Matcha Instant Green Tea ($30 USD) — This is a new product to me. This is a convenient, delicious way to enjoy a daily dose of CBD. Each serving of Matcha Instant Green Tea is infused with 7.5mg of nano-CBD for maximum bioavailability.¬†One 2oz. package of Matcha Instant Green Tea contains 150mg of CBD. Each individual serving of tea contains 7.5mg of CBD.

This is nice to drink alone if you like matcha. I like to add it to smoothies.

CBD Living Bath Bombs ($14 each) in Amber Bergamot and Eucalyptus.  I have tried this before in Coconut Lime.  I loved that one and like these too! They are fast fizzers and have really nice scents.  They leave my skin soft and I am relaxed with lesser pain when I use  these!

Each CBD Bath Bomb is vegan-friendly and contains 60mg of CBD per 8 oz. bath bomb. Bath Bombs are made from natural ingredients and will not stain your bathtub.

CBD Living Lotion¬†($30 USD) in Lavender.¬† I also have this in Eucalyptus.¬†It’s a rich lotion that helps treat dry skin while getting a daily CBD dose. It is made from the finest natural ingredients and is infused with nano-CBD for maximum absorption.

CBD Lotion is absorbed through the skin and into the bloodstream, providing your daily dose of CBD. It is great for relaxing after a long day or invigorating the senses and treating dry skin.

CBD Living Freeze ($30 USD) This is also a new product to me. CBD Living Freeze is great for sore muscles, arthritis, chronic pain and stiffness. The roll-on applicator makes getting relief simple. I have used it on my back and have found that it does relieve pain.

CBD Living Freeze is infused with 120mg of full-spectrum CBD per 88mL bottle. When applied, CBD freeze mimics the application of ice, increasing blood flow to the affected area. It is helpful for sore muscles, chronic pain, inflammation and sore joints.
This CBD Living Freeze also incorporates other natural anti-inflammatories such as Arnica and Tea Tree Oil.

I really love this brand!  I feel that the products are really high quality and are enjoyable to use.  Plus, they do make me feel better!  You can purchase these and more products from CBD Living at cbdliving.com.


Do you use CBD in products?  Have you tried this brand or what are your favorites?

 

 

Ulta Beauty Spring Haul 2019 Week 2

Hi all!¬† I hope you’re having a great weekend!¬† The fam and I went to see the Avengers Endgame today.¬† It was three hours of action and emotion!¬† So good!

Last weekend, I shared my first weeks haul here.  Ulta Beauty has a drugstore beauty sale two weeks each spring after the 21 Days of Beauty.   Each week had new sales.  This is what I purchased the second week:

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Tree Hut Firming Sugar Scrub Mocha and Coffee Bean

The Body Shop Banana Body Yogurt

Yes to Cucumbers Facial Towelettes

EcoTools Full Powder Brush

Juvia’s Place¬†The Warrior Eyeshadow Palette

ULTA Watermelon Facial Mist

e.l.f. Cosmetics 16HR Camo Concealer (Light Beige (light with golden beige undertone))

L.A. Girl Shady Slim Brow Pencil (Espresso)

L.A. Girl Ultimate Lip Intense Wear Auto Lipliner (Forever Bare)

FLOWER Beauty Petal Pout Lip Mask (Smooch (petal pink))

Not pictured — Physicians Formula¬†Butter Highlighter¬†(Pearl) — It shipped separately, and I haven’t received it yet.

I got everything from 30 Р50% off, which is really great deals!   The only product that was not on sale was the e.l.f. concealer.  But, it is only $5 and I really wanted to try it!

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My most exciting purchase is the Warrior Palette By Juvia’s Place.¬† I’ve been wanting to try one of their palettes, but some of the color combos confuse me.¬† This is a neutral palette that is very easy to use and is a¬†safe way for me to try out the formula.¬† I have done a look with the palette that was so pretty, and I swatched them (see below).¬† The mattes didn’t swatch as well as the amazing metallics, but they worked well on the eyes.

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So gorgeous!  I am looking forward to playing with this more!

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These are the rest of the color cosmetics I purchased.  I have been searching for an affordable, but awesome concealer.  So far I like this one.  The Flower beauty gloss/mask is very pretty.  I always needs a light lip pencil, and this one is such a pretty shade.  My only miss is the eye brow pencil.  I LOVE the L.A. Girl formula.  I received a free one of this in a GWP I got with last years sale.  The shade has worn off, so I purchased it in Espresso, but I think the one I have is a darker color.  My brows are almost black, so this is a bit light and warm for me.

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Here are swathces of thecolor cosmetics.  The lippies are perfect, the eyebrow pencil a little light, and I think the concealer is a little yellow for me.  But I will still try out the formula!

Let me know if you would like me to review any of this!  I will probably do a Review of some of these and my 21 Days of Beauty Haul.


Did you purchase anything from the sale?¬† Or are you going to shop the Sephora VIB sale?¬† I’m a bit broke, so I don’t know if I will pick anything up.