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November 2018 Beauty

Let’s talk beauty! It’s the time of the year when you are working on your wish list, buying gifts and having people over. ¬†I have been trying and loving some new and some favorites this month. ¬†The Sephora VIB sale gave me the opportunity to try some stuff for 20% off! ¬†I will follow-up with some gift idea lists soon. ¬†Here is what I have got for you!

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Farmacy Green Clean Makeup Meltaway Cleansing Balm¬†¬†: Long name-great balm! I have been looking for a make-up removing solution and decided to research and try some balms. ¬†I am also always on the lookout for stuff that is good for the planet and my skin – especially on my sensitive face! This has a beautiful green hue with a neutral smell. ¬†It comes with a little white spatula for scooping — which is essential to not “contaminate” the entire pot! The texture is smooth and was effective at taking ALL my makeup off! I would definitely recommend this!

La Mer The Lip Balm¬†: I am ALWAYS on the lookout for a lip balm that doesn’t irritate my lips. ¬†I have probably tried 10 new ones in the last 6 months! I saw this lippy on several bloggers’/YouTuber’s¬†lists. ¬†I will admit the price is just dumb, but I feel like I spend good $$ on my eyes and face so why not my lips as well. ¬†I am glad to have the 20% discount! I will definitely buy it again during sale or bonus times. ¬†It has a smooth texture and felt good on my lips. ¬†Most importantly, ¬†I didn’t have a reaction so I will continue with it.

Urban Decay Naked Cherry Palette¬†: I have been loving rosey hues for eyeshadow… so this palette was right up my street! I ¬†am loving it so far! The color payoff is great in the matte and shimmer… a step-up from the other Naked palettes (in my opinion).

Jo Malone London Orange Bitters Cologne: OMG I love this scent! Jo Malone does it yet again with this limited edition cologne. ¬†I am so glad I got my hands on a bottle of this (and the Candle!) I don’t even know how to describe this scent… it is citrus and fall smells wrapped in one.

Hope this has been helpful. I will be back soon with a gift guide or two!

Thanks for reading! XO, Dawn

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October 2018 Beauty Favorites

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Let’s talk beauty! I am somewhat late to the beauty game… for me this means that I used the same items and brands for a long time before branching out. ¬†I have somewhat sensitive skin, so frankly… I was scared to try new stuff. Then I met Bobbi Brown makeup. Now I cannot get enough makeup… people seriously I. LOVE. IT.

Let’s get to the stuff I have been using the last few months….

Bobbi BrownNude:Rosy Nude palette has the colors that BB does best. Great shades of rose, nude, shimmer and sparkle.  Best of all, the base colors are bigger rectangles of love (you all know you use those up first!) I am loving it! The pigments and texture and blend-ability (I might have just made that word up) is excellent.  There is another version of this palette in the brown tones that BB does best.

Chanel Beauty & Skincare: I never thought I would splurge on this lip balm and hand cream but I am happy that I did! I have been on the hunt for both of these for months and I am loving them. ¬†The Hydra Beauty lip balm is the right texture and feeds my lip balm addiction. ¬†The La Creme Main hand cream makes my skin feel so soft each time I can use it… REALLY soft. ¬†I also picked up an eye shadow blending brush that I am loving as well. ¬†I may end up trying more since I am loving my starter items.

Charlotte TilburyCharlotte’s Genius Magic Powder, Magic Away and Rock n’ Kohl Eyeliner. These are my 3 newest additions. ¬†The Eyeliners are smooth to apply and smudge and they stay put the whole day. ¬†Magic Away is my new go-to concealer. ¬†It really works it’s magic on my dark circles. ¬†Not many brands make colors to match my skin, which is important to me as I do not like to go lighter with my concealer- I’d rather match. ¬†Finally, the Magic Powder has a lovely smooth texture. ¬†However, there are only 3 colors and it has an odd smell– not a bad smell, but odd. I am used to having finishing powder that matches my skin color, so I will have to continue mixing the medium and dark colors to meet my skin color.

Hope that this info inspires you to branch out and try new beauty like I have been.  There are some great beauty items out there to explore.  I am currently trying out some new stuff to report to you soon! Please share this post if you know someone who would like it.  I will add links to the items so you can see them for yourself.

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