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August 26, 2016

Maybelline Baby Lips Moisturizing Lip Balm – Cherry Me & Peach Kiss

Filed under: lip balm, makeup, Maybelline, swatches — Carol @ 6:12 pm

Super late to the party but I finally decided to give the Maybelline Baby Lips a try. I guess I stayed away so long because I’m very picky when it comes to fragrances and flavors in my lip balms and I knew there was a high probability that I wouldn’t like the scents Maybelline has to offer. But I watch Hollie Forrest on YouTube and she’s always raving about Baby Lips lip balms, so when I saw CVS was running another promo on Maybelline this week I decided to finally bite the bullet and buy a couple of shades.

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August 18, 2016

Nordstrom Anniversary Haul! Converse Chuck Taylor Shoreline Sneakers

Filed under: shoes — Carol @ 10:00 pm

I didn’t end up buying any makeup from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale this year. Shocking, I know. Instead I decided to get a pair of Converse Chuck Taylor Shoreline Sneakers which I’ve had my eyes on for quite awhile. I have several pairs of the classic Chuck Taylor Low Tops in different colors but I’ve been curious about the Shoreline, which are slip-ons, ever since michele1218 mentioned them on her channel. Slip-ons are basically the only type of shoes I’ve been wearing this entire summer, so a cute pair that looks like Chuck Taylors really spoke to me.

Generally speaking I buy shoes between sizes and 8 and 9. Usually size 8 for flats and sandals that I wear without socks and sizes 8.5 or 9 for boots and shoes that require thin/thick socks.

I’ve read conflicting reviews about the Converse Shoreline sneakers. Some people say they’re true to size, some say they run small. I wear a Women’s Size 8 (Men’s size 6) in the classic Chuck Taylor Low Tops, so I decided to buy two pairs of the Shoreline (size 8 & size 8.5) and return the ones that didn’t fit after trying both of them.

The Shorelines are normally $49.95, the same price as the Chuck Taylor Low Tops, but they were on sale for $37.46 and then I used my $10 Nordstrom Rewards promotional certificate for an additional discount.

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August 15, 2016

L’Oreal Revitalift Bright Reveal Skin Care: First Impressions

Filed under: BzzAgent, L'Oreal, skincare — Carol @ 6:31 pm

When BzzAgent invited me to try the new L’Oreal Revitalift Bright Reveal skin care line I was excited but leery because the last L’Oreal skin care product I tried was a Youth Code Day/Night face cream back in 2011 and I was less than impressed with that. That moisturizer made all sorts of claims, both immediate and long term. It was supposed to smooth, hydrate, and diminish wrinkles but it didn’t contain any active ingredients like retinol or AHA. Instead it contained a lot of silicones which temporarily filled in lines and gave the appearance of smoother skin but the minute I washed my face I was back to square one. That Youth Code cream cost $24.99 and in my opinion was a total waste of money.

The new L’Oreal Revitalift Bright Reveal skin care line consists of four products:

  • L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Bright Reveal Brightening Daily Scrub Cleanser ($6.99)
  • L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Bright Reveal Brightening Day Moisturizer with SPF 30 ($19.99)
  • L’Oréal l Paris Revitalift Bright Reveal Brightening Daily Peel Pads ($19.99)
  • L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Bright Reveal Brightening Dual Overnight Moisturizer ($19.99)

What they say:

Formulated with Glycolic Acid, Pro-Retinol and Vitamin C, this revolutionary, dermatologist-inspired skincare regimen works as a complete regimen to reveal brighter, refreshed skin. The L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Brightening Daily Scrub Cleanser gently exfoliates dullness to brighten skin, while the Brightening Peel Pads work to resurface dull, uneven skin tone and reduce the appearance of wrinkles over time. Plus, the Brightening Dual Overnight Moisturizer and Day Moisturizer with Broad Spectrum SPF 30 work together to reduce the appearance of wrinkles while evening and brightening skin tone in just one week. The result? Radiantly beautiful skin.

I do want to state up front that I received these products to test for free via BzzAgent but if you’ve been following my blog for awhile you know that doesn’t guarantee a positive review. I’ve given scathing reviews to free stuff I’ve gotten through BzzAgent before.

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August 14, 2016

bareMinerals Vanilla Sugar Radiance All-Over Face Color

Filed under: bareMinerals, highlighter, makeup, Sonia Kashuk, swatches — Carol @ 7:17 pm

I was cleaning out my desk drawers and found some old memory cards. I thought they were blank but apparently not. Several of them contained swatches which hopefully I’ll get around to cropping and posting soon.

Today I’d like to share a swatch comparison of the Sonia Kashuk Chic Luminosity Bronzer/Highlighter Duo and the bareMinerals Vanilla Sugar Radiance All-Over Face Color.

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Dollar Tree Haul

Filed under: food, Home, snacks — Carol @ 5:32 pm

I want to share some of my recent Dollar Store purchases. Some are repeat purchases, some are first time purchases and several are time sensitive, get them while you can purchases.

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