Things I’m craving lately-you’ll want to read this…..or maybe you won’t!

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Disclaimer-I have not purchased any of these items.  YET.  This disclaimer is important.  Read on.

I have been finding myself window shopping on the internet lately.  I open my computer and then before I know it, I have 10 extra tabs open because I just read or learned about this or that and of course I ‘need’ it.  Enter my other half…..he has always says that I just ‘buy things to buy them.’  So I’ve been challenging myself NOT to do that (and for those of you that watch me on YouTube, you’ll notice I have not been on lately. Blame him).  But in the spirit of a true shopper, I’ve decided to list a few items that I’m interested in….and some people I’ve been watching (*cough* obsessed with).  Check it out below and let me know if you like what I’m doing here.  Links are included for every item I MAY purchase so if you are interested, you’re welcome!

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SUMMER SIZZLE- Skin Essentials to keep your skin in check this summer!

*This is a Beauty United Post*

I’ve been serious about skincare for several years now….and as I age, it’s even more important to me.   Check out these great products from Olay, Pantene, Venus, and Secret to help keep your skin protected this summer while you have fun in the sun.  Stay tuned for my reviews on some of these products!!  Let me know if you’ve tried any of these in the comments below!

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My favorite and one not-so-favorite natural deodorants!

*All of these were purchased by me except for the Sweet Pea Soap Company product*

I can remember my mother telling me not to use anti-perspirant because of the link to Alzheimers, breast cancer and several other scary diseases/syndromes.  After ignoring her for several years, I decided to take a closer look at more natural products instead of forcing potentially toxic chemicals into my skin (our largest organ by the way).  Here are some products I have used and am using-I’d love to hear if you have tried any of these or what you think about the antiperspirant and deodorant controversy.

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Radford (really does) love skin! My Custom Facial with Wand treatment

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*I paid for this treatment myself*

I knew I was overdue for my facial when I could actually feel the texture on my face changing.  I knew I needed to get my face in better shape so short of going to home depot, I turned to one of the best skincare gurus in the business, Vee Mistry. I had the pleasure of seeing her (on my own dime) at Victoria Radford, on Avenue Road.  Spoiler alert:  and one thing’s for sure…..ever since I arrived back at home, I have been contemplating changing my skin care routine, and I’m putting their number into my contacts.

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Enhance your natural lashes with EON Lash Serum

*I was sent this product for review.*

My favorite eye ‘look’ for awhile now has been minimal shadow and a very dark, thick, ‘heavy’ lash.  To achieve that in the past, I’ve used lash extensions, and eyelash tint.  Haven’t pulled the trigger on Latisse and am hesitant to try it after reading reviews about changing eye color and additional hair growth if you happen to get the product somewhere else (yikes).

So what about a lash serum? I won’t say I’m a stranger to lash serums, but honestly was fearful about trying another.  The last lash serum I tried I was allergic to, and was under the impression that lash serum was lash serum was lash serum.  The good news is, that’s simply NOT true.

Made with special ingredients to enhance volume and thickness.  EON Cosmetics, Inc. brings you EONlash.  With our help, your lashes will become full and healthy.  Using our serum will result in natural eyelash and eyebrow enhancement, giving you longer, more luxurious eyelashes.  Let our product help you achieve the lashes you’ve always dreamed about.

Our Eyelash Enhancement Serum

Through a breakthrough in modern science, we are able to actually lengthen and thicken your eyelashes.  EON Cosmetics, Inc. is making this miracle of modern science available at an affordable price. Our eyelash serum works to stimulate eyelash and eyebrow follicles over the course of your treatment.

How to Use EONLASH

EONLASH is easy to use and only needs to be applied once a day. We recommend you apply our serum once before going to sleep. Make sure your eyes and lashes are completely clean of makeup or skin creams. Once your skin is clean and ready, apply a small quantity of EONLASH with the provided applicator brush. After you’ve brushed in a thin line along the upper lash from root to tip, you are finished with our serum until the next day.

My results:

Let me be up front here and say that I don’t have the *worst* lashes out there.  I have a nice amount of decent length lashes.  I rarely go out of the house without mascara because I have lighter lashes (color) and that does a number on them-especially the removal.  Since I’m not keen on fronting hundreds for lash extensions on a regular basis, I want to make an effort to take care of the lashes that I do have!

Before:

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After 3 1/2 weeks of using the serum:

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Not too shabby is it?  I have to say I’ve been enjoying using the serum and have integrated it into my nighttime routine.  I feel that it’s made my lashes longer and surprisingly SOFTER as well.  I love it.  No irritations when using this or reactions.

Have my results piqued your curiousity?  If yes, check out EON Lash:

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CND to the rescue!! #CNDRescueKit and my pretty feet!

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*I received this kit for review. Opinions are mine*

 

Okay Ladies and Gents we have finally arrived-it’s manicure and pedicure season.  Now is the time that we are wearing less clothing and exposing more skin.  And ’tis the season to make sure your fingernails and toenails are on point!  Let CND help you perfect your summer mani/pedi with the #CNDRescueKit

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Summer makeup options-Covergirl Clean Matte BB cream and Supersizer Fiber lash mascara

These products were sent to me for review.

Summer’s coming. I tend to change my makeup routine with the changing of the seasons-what about you?  In the warmer months, I tend to lighten up on the face products but keep my lashes lush.  My skin is oily even in my 40-something years, and while I still don’t quite understand that-I’m glad to have a product like this matte bb cream to keep me looking fresh all day long. (more…)

Rimmell Wonder’full Volume Colourist mascara

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This product was sent to me for review (and I am SO SO glad it was).

I’ll cut to the chase.  This mascara is GREAT.  Like I LOVE it great.  I think I’ve worn a Rimmel mascara once in my life (besides this one).  This.  Is.  Great.

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Reveal darker lashes with and without mascara!

• Darkens bare lashes in two weeks
• In an instant, lashes appear fuller and longer.
• Tapered, lash-intensifying brush wraps every lash with blacker than black pigments

So why do I like it? 

  • The formula is not wet but not dry-it’s the most ‘in the middle’ formula I’ve ever used.
  • It grabs every lash and LIFTS like crazy.  Haven’t seen a lift like this since my MAC upward lift mascara.
  • It coats each and every lash -sans clumps.  Hallelujah!
  • It is so buildable.  I can layer this with no problem.
  • No flaking.  NONE.
  • Easy removal-I use my micellar water, hold a soaked cotton pad against the lashes for 10 seconds and it’s gone.
  • My lashes really ARE getting darker.  What is this sorcery…..seriously!

So YES you should get this and try it.  It may not be incredibly volumizing in one coat- but I can say that if you build this up with a couple coats, I do not think you will be disappointed.  It’s worth it. For sure.  This is going to be a repurchase for me.

#beautyunited Pantene Age Defy Shampoo & Conditioner

*This is a #beautyunited post*

I’ve put my hair through a lot of processes for the past 30 years-it’s time to give back. Several days ago, on my quest to achieve THE perfect blonde, I went to the salon and had several hi-lift blonde shades put into my hair.  So right now, my hair is quite fragile and needs a lot of TLC.   I’ve been using Pantene Age Defy Shampoo & Conditioner for almost 2 weeks (prior to the hi-lift application) and I’d like to share my ‘findings’ with you.

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