Friday, January 29, 2016

Brows on Fleek



I watch countless of instagram videos of people filling in their brows, and they look absolutely amazing. I have tried to fill in my brows with powder and they always end up looking too dark for what I like. But now I have found the perfect product for my eyebrows! I have naturally dark, thick eyebrows so I don't need too much product to make them look filled in. So after seeing Shannon from Shaaanxo talk about how great the L'Oreal Brow Stylist Plumper Gel Mascara is I had to pick one up. And I am so glad I did because it is perfect for my eyebrows. It is easy to comb through and since the brush is so small it never adds too much product to my eyebrows. Another great thing about the small applicator is that since it doesn't pick up too much product the tube lasts for a long time. I have had this same tube of eyebrow gel for at least 3 months. Granted I do not wear it every single day, that is still awesome. Even my mom knows my new obsession with this product she put a back up in my stocking for Christmas! The downfall to this product is that it only comes in 2 shade options; light to medium and medium to dark. It also comes in transparent. I use the medium to dark and it is perfect. This is the first legitimate eyebrow product I have used and I am so glad it is so great. Now I feel like I can be more adventurous and maybe brand out to trying different products.
Final thoughts:
I think if you are new to the brow game like I am this is a great product to try. If you are a brow expert I think this would still be a great product to pick up. It is something that if you are in a rush, or do not feel like doing your whole eyebrow routine this is the perfect product to slap on and run out the door!

xo,
Amy

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Lip Hydration






With temperatures finally dropping, and the weather acting like it is actually winter my lips have been becoming extremely dry. The winter months always make my lips extremely cracked, and disgusting. But this year I have found my new ultimate lip care system. These two products are amazing and I highly recommend anyone who has cracked or crusty lips to try them. One is super inexpensive, and the other is on the pricer side.
The first item I have been loving to combat this winter weather is the Vaseline lip therapy in the Rose shade. It is so beautiful and even smells amazing! In the past I have not a huge rose fan, but I am slowly becoming a rose fanatic. I use the Vaseline product at night after I brush me teeth, right before I go to sleep, and after I brush my teeth in the mornings. It is so hydrating and when I wake up in the mornings my lips are not dry, or flaky at all. I love that it makes my lips feel silky smooth. In the past I used Maybelline baby lips before I went to sleep, but too often woke up with flaked lips. And can we not just take a moment to appreciate how adorable and tiny it is! Another, not really valuable reason, why I am so obsessed over it. I received it in a holiday set with two other minis (the original Vaseline and the cocoa butter version).
Benefit's lollibalm is so great too! I keep it in my purse to use while I am out and about and when my lips need an added bit of moisture. It works like a dream. It smells a tad bit of roses as well. (Like I said, I am on a rose kick!). My mom got me the lollibalm in my stocking this Christmas, and I am so glad she threw it in there. It is the most perfect lip balm for my lips this winter. I am scared I am going to run out of it quickly, and I want to buy a back, plus another one of the Benefit's lip balms.

Final thoughts:
If you have extreme dry lips during the winter I would definitely recommend picking up, if not both, one of these lip balms. Based on price, I would go with the Vaseline one because not only can you pick it up anywhere (CVS, Walgreens, Wal-Mart, Target, etc) it is beyond affordable. I believe it is around $2 or so. Vaseline brand also sells little metal pots of their lip therapy products too. Easy to get your hands on, and easy on your wallet. The Benefit balm is a splurge. I wouldn't say it is needed, but it is great to have. It beats out the Vaseline in connivence because you don't have to stick your hand in it. You just pop it on like a lipstick which is better for situations when you can't get to a bathroom to wash your hands.


If you have any awesome recommendations for dry lips let me know in the comments!

xo,
Amy