July 12, 2016

How E.L.F. Micellar Cleansing Water Ended Up in My Garbage

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E.L.F. Micellar Cleansing Water

My nearly full bottle of E.L.F. Micellar Cleansing Water ended up in my garbage within minutes of using it but let me digress for a moment and tell you a little about this new micellar cleansing water.

E.L.F. Micellar Cleansing Water is a new gentle, oil-free cleansing water (note the word gentle, it’ll come into play later on in my review) that promises to remove makeup easily without drying out skin. E.L.F.’s a little late to this show because the micellar water trend is starting to die down and cleansing balms are becoming more popular. But none the less, the beauty world still has their eye on micellar water as an easy way to remove makeup in a hurry without stripping skin. Weirdly enough, E.L.F. Hydarting Gel Melt Cleanser made an appearance before their micellar water did. So, E.L.F. definitely has their ear to the beauty trend ground but I guess they decided to launch well after the trend has come and gone!

Hey, better late then never though right? Plus we all love on E.L.F.’s cheap pricing and this micellar water isn’t badly priced at 5 oz for $7 bucks. Although if you want to be technical about it, Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water All-in-1 Cleanser+Waterproof Makeup Remover is around the same price at over double the size.

I’m not much of a micellar water fan but lately I find I use it a lot more since I’ve been cleansing with Lush Ultra Bland. Typically I use Ultra Bland and follow up with micellar water to remove the film Ultra Bland leaves behind at times. Honestly, a washcloth soaked in hot water removes most of Ultra Bland but I still like to use micellar water after just to get any traces of it from my skin plus it preps my skin nicely for my other skincare. Micellar Water, for me, is the lazy girl’s guide to removing makeup! It’s great but I never feel fully clean when I use it. So, on a late night when I can’t be arsed to double cleanse and do the entire remove my makeup bit that’s when micellar water comes in quite handy.

But, E.L.F. Micellar Cleansing Water won’t be one I’m adding to my skincare line up!

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July 12, 2016

Smashbox Studio 24-Hour Concealer Arrives and Loki Swims Around in a Tank Top!

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Smashbox Studio 24-Hour Concealer

You know me, I get terribly excited about new concealer and this season has truly been the season of new formulas! Born This Way Concealer, Tarte Shape Tape, just to name a few have popped up and crossed my radar recently and now I have my sights set on Smashbox Studio 24-Hour Concealer as well as potentially having Tom Hiddleston run around in an I Heart the Muse tank top. Or maybe Benedict Cumberbatch, beggars can’t be choosers, I’ll settle for either/or.

Don’t sit there on a high horse acting like these thoughts haven’t crossed your mind since seeing that photo of Hiddleswift. I know I have irrational jealous and hateful feelings towards Tay-Tay at the moment for taking away my beloved Loki.

Anyway, I have a better chance getting my hands on the new Smashbox Studio 24-Hour Concealer than Hiddleston so, on with the beauty show, kids.

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July 12, 2016

Mega Kiko Sale

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Kiko Cosmetics Soft Touch Blush

Kiko is having a fab sale at the moment! Either 20% Off any full price items using promo code JULY or shop their awesome sale section and score up to 85% off select products with prices ranging from $3 bucks! Soft Touch Blush is a mere $3.90 (as seen above)! Plus get free shipping on orders of $15 or more.

Shop the sale items at www.kikocosmetics.com/en-us/sale.html.

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July 12, 2016

Bath & Body Works Beach Nights Is Fleetingly Beautiful and Makes Me Crave S’Mores

bath and body works beach nights

I broke my no buy and indulged in Bath & Body Works Beach Nights (Summer Marshmallow) yesterday but it’s fleetingly beautiful, oh, and it give me a bad case of s’more cravings.

Why a no buy? Because I’ve told myself I wouldn’t indulge in any more Bath & Body Works Fragrance Mists because they oh so disappoint me. Yes, yes I know layer! I do layer but even though Bath & Body Works improved their formula a few years ago I still can’t get them to last on my skin. It’s a mist and disappear moment. Le sigh. Seriously, it’s like misting with water most days.

But I couldn’t resist Bath & Body Works Beach Nights because hello, marshmallow! How does anyone resist marshmallow scented anything right?

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