Favorite Posts This September

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Ugh, I’m beginning to see that the months go by faster and faster as the year goes on. I cannot believe this month is already gone! October is going to be a VERY busy but VERY fun month. I have so many exciting things to share with you so be sure to stay tuned. As for this month, take a look at my favorite posts from September!

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DIY Air Freshening Bouquet

I feel like fall and DIY’s go hand in hand. Tackle this easy and cute DIY this season!

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5 Helpful Tips For Cleaning Your Makeup Brushes

A chore no one likes to do; but, oh so important!

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Everyday Makeup Look Under $20

Check out this super simple and fresh makeup look. And yes, you read that right, it’s all under $20!

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Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Lifting Neck Cream Review

Skincare is my absolute favorite and this product deserves to be shared again!

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Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Lifting Neck Cream Review


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The best way to take care of yourself is to be proactive not reactive. That’s why I’ve started using something like a neck cream in my mid-20s. I’d rather prevent than have to deal with problems as they arise later in my life. I’ve tried a couple neck creams so far, which I’ll touch on later, but this Juice Beauty one has been my favorite thus far. Although, at my age I can’t see any differences, I’ve heard nothing but good things from women with more mature skin while using this product. And as I’ve been using this product, I haven’t had any bad reactions or breakouts from it. So that’s a win in my book!

In the past, I tried out the Mario Badescu Vitamin A-D-E Neck Cream and I didn’t have anything bad to say about it. Again, I’m not at the age of where it is essentially needed. So it’s hard for me to grasp if a product really works or not. However, what I can attest to is the consistency or formula. The Mario Badescu formula was more true to the term “cream”. It is very thick and heavy. Some women may view that as a plus and that the heavier the cream the more moisturizing. While others, like myself, just view it as unnecessary and uncomfortable. I used it before bed and the next morning, I could still feel a thick layer on my skin. I adjusted the amounts of what I would use and still ran into the same effect. It seemed like it was too thick to really absorb into my skin fully.

After I ran through my Mario Badescu neck cream, I started giving the Juice Beauty product a try. After having something to compare it to, I can tell you that I much prefer the formula of the Juice Beauty neck cream. It’s a much thinner consistency. I apply it at night before I go to bed and I can still feel it on my skin the next morning. Not in a heavy way that the Mario Badescu came off to be; but, a lightweight well-moisturized feeling. I can tell my skin soaked up all the moisture and I know that my makeup products will lay beautifully on top of it.

In my opinion, I will continue to purchase the Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Lifting Neck Cream because I think it does much better for me and my lifestyle. It may have the larger price tag but I think it’s worth it to maintain youthful looking skin. I will always spend more on skincare than make-up for the sole reason that I’ll live with my same skin forever but can always switch up my make-up.

P.S. I hope you enjoy the little fur baby who thought this was a photo shoot for her 😊

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Radha Rosehip Oil Review

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Earlier this week, I posted about a bunch of skincare and makeup products I just hauled. I purchased this little beauty a week or so before those items and thought I would do a special post all about this. I’ve been using this oil for about two weeks and I could see the results within the first week. This stuff is magic!

Why purchase this product?

Rosehip oil is known to heal scarring, prevent acne, and give your skin a healthy amount of moisture to keep you from drying out in the colder months (and year round honestly). I’ve been meaning to switch up my skin care routine and swap out my moisturizer for an oil. This is honestly the best product I have purchased for my face thus far. If you remember my Lush review, the Mask of Magneminty broke me out SO bad. Within the first few days of using this rosehip oil, it was healed and my skin looked amazing. I’m not sure where this has been all my life but I’m sure glad I purchased it now!

How do I use this product?

I use this oil on my face and neck at night only. After I wash my face at night, I’ll apply a generous amount all over my face and neck to really moisturize. The reason I put emphasis on using it at night is because (even though you can’t see it through the bottle’s tint) this oil is bright orange and leaves your skin a bit orange. It’s nothing to be worried about at night though as it seeps into your skin throughout the night and the tint wears off by morning.

Where can I purchase this product?

I got my oil on Amazon. I’ll leave the link here for you to go purchase it. This is such a great deal because you get so much product for such a little price. (And I mean Amazon Prime shipping isn’t too shabby either) Rosehip oil isn’t hard to find but I love this brand and highly recommend it to everyone!

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Wedding Wednesday : Invitations and Thank You’s

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Don’t you just love when you schedule a post for a specific day and it never posts! So frustrating! That’s why I’m bringing you another Wedding Wednesday post on a Thursday in honor of these gorgeous beauties right here. I recently received my wedding invitations and thank you’s in the mail and I’m obsessing over them. I used Minted for the invites and honestly can’t say enough good things! This service was so easy to use and so simple to create custom designs. They have such a large assortment of foil pressed stationary right now (which is obviously what I flocked to). This rose gold foil hits me right in the feels! It matches our wedding colors completely and I love water colored look of the gray. These are such high quality and decently priced, all things considering. Minted even threw in complimentary protective slips to make sure my invitations survived all kinds of crazy from the postal service. I’m in love with the way they turned out and I can’t wait for all of our guests to receive them.

Minted is also I really great place to get art or any kind of prints. I ordered a foiled print of my state (so cute) and it adds a great pop to my gallery wall. I highly recommend this company! I haven’t been disappointed yet!

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Lush Products Review

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I wanted to pop in and update you on how my Lush products were going since I hauled those a month or two ago. This post is going to be split down the middle, sadly, because one of the products I’m in love with and the other is…just not for me. It’s a real bummer too because both of these products were so hyped up by everyone who owns them. So, let’s jump into it!

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Retread

This conditioner, for those who don’t know, I have been using as an intensive hair mask before washing my hair. I use it just about every time I wash my hair and it took no time for people to notice! It is fantastic and makes my hair so smooth and silky. It diminishes the damaging look that my hair truly has (I’m waiting until after the wedding to chop it off). I love this product and have nothing bad to say about it. I got the larger tub and have been using it for a couple months and I’ve barely made a dent. This is also coming from a girl with extremely long and thick hair. Love it!

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Mask of Magnaminty

I know, I know! Occult favorite! I tried so hard to like this product. I used it once weekly, three times weekly, before showers, after showers. Nothing worked. Every time I used this product, it would break me out. And I’m not talking about a spot here or there; but, multiple of those pesky small whiteheads. Enough of them to deter me away from using the product. I’m not sure what everyone else sees in this product but my face is not on board with it. I’ve tried my hardest to make it work but I’m just going to have to give it to a friend or family member. There’s no way I can finish the rest of it!

Let me know your thoughts! Did I just get a bad batch? Is the self-preserving version not as good as the original? I’m curious about your thoughts on these products!

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