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What I Am Loving Lately

I have picked up a few new things over the last couple of weeks and thought I would share them all with you in one spot! This is a little mix of everything, skincare, beauty, candy, etc. Basically everything I am loving lately!


Boscia MakeUp-Breakup Cool Cleansing Oil: I used to love Boscia a few years ago and used it exclusively for awhile. Like every other face wash, it quit working in time and I switched it up. I watched a youtube haul recently where someone was obsessed with this stuff and I thought I would give it a try. You guys!!! I love it!!! It takes off allllll my make up, including my hard to remove liner and mascara. I like that you rub it on your face while it is dry then wash it away. It leaves my face feeling so soft and not all tight and dry like most make up removers. I have zero redness after using it and it has a very faint smell that is pleasant, nothing over powering or irritating. I am 100% buying the full size bottle when this runs out. I grabbed this size for $10 at Sephora.

The Healthy Deodorant

The Healthy Deodorant in Vanilla Lavender: I have been on a quest to find a healthier deodorant for some time. I have tried Paper Wai and a few others and they all quit working after awhile and a few of them I hated the application of. Paper Wai I am looking at you making me apply with my fingers. Biana (and someone else who has skipped my mind at the moment) have raved about this one so I thought I would give it a try. Biana has never steered me wrong. I LOVE this stuff!!! I have been using it for awhile and the scent is awesome, the application is a roller ball just like a normal deodorant, and it has lasted all day in this miserable Alabama August heat. It is a little more expensive than a regular deodorant but so, so worth it. Plus who doesn’t love an excuse to go to Sephora, am I right? Though I am sure you can order online from other places too.

Ulta Finds:I won an Ulta gift card from Lindsay and couldn’t wait to use it! It just so happens that the sales gods were shining down on me the day I looked because they were having a flash sale!!! I scored this amazing Michael Kors Sexy Amber roller ball and lip gloss duo for $14.99! That is half off!  It smells awesome and the lip gloss color is so gorgeous!!! I also got a good deal on these Real Techniques beautyblenders for $7.99 for two and I replaced one of my favorite Bare Minerals shadows, Bare Skin.

Ulta Haul

This is the second time I have purchased the Real Techniques beautyblenders and I love them. They are just as good as the real thing, because I have used it before too. I just cant bring myself to ever pay $20 again for one because lets me honest, even after cleaning them you want a new one after a few months. Mine had started falling apart a little and looking dingy. At the price of the RT, I don’t mind tossing them and grabbing new every few months and feel no guilt now!

I got a few free samples but I wont be able to try out the CC cream or eye cream until after baby comes because of some harmful ingredients. The Nectarine Rose lotion sample is alright but a little too strong smelling for my liking.


Hint Fizz: Sometimes I really just need something other than water. There aren’t many healthy options while pregnant. I want to avoid anything bad, including artificial sweeteners. I have hated La Croix since becoming pregnant. Makes me sad because I loved that stuff before! I found these bottles at Target. They are sold individually, I am hoping I can find a pack to make them more cost effective because they are delicious!!!


Candy: I had to stop at Walgreens the other day and happened upon these. Combine my two favorite flavor bags of skittles in one? Yes, please!!!

Found anything new that you love? Have you tried any of these?

Linking up with Amanda. Hope you all have a great weekend!!! We have our prepared childbirth class and hospital tour tomorrow!!!


The Estee Edit

I was so excited when I opened my mailbox and saw a Voxbox waiting for me. I was even more excited when I opened the box and saw four….FOUR…full size Estee products! I love Estee!!!


First Impressions: I loved the packaging!!! So clean and professional looking. I loved the white and blue.

The Products

Beam Team Hydrate + Glow


What it is:This is a double-double decker with an illuminating hydrating lotion in the tube and a touch-on shimmer concentrate in the flip cap.

Thoughts: I liked the feel of this lotion. It went on smoothly without feeling greasy and gave my skin an all over glow. It looked nice under my makeup and didn’t irritate my skin. The flip cap shimmer is really pretty and I used it as a highlighter of sorts and really liked it. I wish it was a little easier to apply. I ended up using a brush to apply because trying to rub the cap on my face wasn’t happening. Two in ones are perfect for traveling or touching up on the go!

The Barest Lip Color in 06 Nude Scene


What it is:A lipstick/balm hybrid with muru muru butter and real flower petal waxes.

Thoughts: I loved the color of this!!! It is a dark nude and will be perfect for the fall and winter for me. I love that you can swipe on a quick layer for a sheer coverage or you can really layer it to get it whatever color you want. The formula was smooth and creamy without being sticky or drying. An all around win in a lipstick for me!

Pore Vanishing Stick


What it is: Glide-on stick to blue the look of pores and minimize shine and oil.

Thoughts: I used this around my nose and cheeks and went on nice and smooth. While I don’t feel like it got rid of all my pores, it certainly made my skin look better. Also, my makeup applied very nicely over it. You can wear this under or over makeup.

Flash Illuminator in 04 Day Light



What it is:A high-impact highlight cream that instantly illuminates skin while proving skin care ingredients like hyaluronic acid.

Thoughts: Unfortunately, this color is way way way too dark for me!!! This comes in five different shades and I wished they would have sent me the lightest one so I could have tested it out appropriately. What I can tell you just from sampling it on my hand is that the color is gorgeous and it gives you a nice glow without looking too done. This would be perfect as a highlight, blush or for strobing.

Overall I loved this line from Estee and I will certainly be checking out more of the products! Have you heard of these or tried them?

I received these Estee Edit products compliments of Influenster in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are of my own.


Current Skin Care Routine

From time to time I like to switch up my skin care routine. Either what I am using quits working for me, I get a sample of something I like better, or I just want to try something new. I had been having a lot of issues over the last year. I knew I needed to go mostly natural.

So this is my current skin care routine! Current Skincare

In the mornings I use Angels on Bare Skin from Lush, followed by now argan oil under my eyes and any dry spots I may have and Imperials Facial Moisturizer from Lush.

In the evenings I remove my eye make up with Up and Up eye make up remover from Target followed by Ultrabland from Lush to cleanse and remove my make up. I follow that up with the now argan oil. Sometimes if I am really lazy and don’t feel like doing anything, I will at least take my make up off with a face wipe. My favorite are the Pacifica Coconut wipes that you can get at Target.

There are maybe 1 or 2 days a week where I will use the Foreo day or night cleanser with the Foreo for an exfoliation in place of the cleansers and follow up with the Imperials moisturizer. Also, I make my own lip scrub using coconut oil and sugar and do that at least 1 to 2 days per week as well.

Do you use any of these products? What is your current routine?

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Bloom Vox Box

I was so excited to receive the Bloom Vox Box in the mail from Influenster!!! There were a few of my already favorite products, and a few new ones for me to try out so I call that a huge win.

Sunbelt Bakery


I am always down to try a new granola bar, especially when the words chocolate chip are  involved! These are chewy and delicious!

Cutex Advanced Revival Nail Polish Remover Pads


Who can’t use these?? I haven’t actually used remover pads in a long time and I have got to say I am a renewed believer in them! They just make life so easy and I already have these on my list to restock! I was bad over the last two months, and I have just kept re-touching and re-touching my toes with the same polish. We are talking layers and layers you guys. With one Cutex Pad I had my toes back to perfect with just a swipe or two of each toe!! I was so amazed!!!

Not Your Mother’s Plum For Joy Thickening Hair Lifter


It is no secret around here that my hair is super fine. And by super fine I mean thin, not cute fine. I was really excited to try out this thickening spray to see if it would make a difference. I just spray it a few times in the palm of my hand, rub together then scrunch in my hair. I then blow dry it and I have got to say, I can tell a difference. Not only does it have a little extra bounce, but my hair just looks better when I used this. Did I mention it smells good too?? Because it does!

NUXE Huile Prodidieusse Multi-Purpose Oil


It seems like oils are all the rage these days and I was fascinated that this can be used for face, body and hair. While I can’t say that I have tried this on my face or hair yet….I have tried this on my skin a few times and the oil is a thin formula that sinks in quickly and makes your skin feel so soft. I cant quite place what the smell reminds me of, but it is a pleasant one. This has Vitamin E and six botanical oils: Borage, St. John’s Wort, Sweet Almond, Camellia, Hazelnut and Macadamia.

Secret Outlast in Complete Clean


I have tried just about every deodorant on the market and Secret is one I keep coming back to. It just works! The scents are always appropriate, it goes on easy and dries quickly and it doesn’t leave residue behind when I am trying to get dressed. Plus it lasts all day and into the next morning work out for me. What more can you ask for?!

Sinful Colors


I was no stranger to Sinful either. I mean, who doesn’t buy every color when they walk by the display? At those prices you can afford to! This shade is part of the limited edition collection Denim & Bling from Kylie Jenner! There are 20 matte denims, holographic glitters and angel shimmers. So pretty!

Of course, I received this box from Influenster for my honest review and opinions. I really did like everything in this box and I can see myself buying a few of these products soon when my samples run out! Have you tried any of these?


Extraordinary Hair

Hair is something that I have always struggled with. When you have super thin hair, there aren’t many products out there that you can use without weighing it down and looking greasy. When my hair gets to a certain length, it starts looking stringy and damaged and it always makes me so sad.


I started using L’Oreal Advanced HairCare Extraordinary Oil last month, and I have got to say I am impressed!!! Normally I stay away from anything that has oil in the name given my hair type. So I might have been a little skeptical when I first got it. I cracked open the lid and smelled it, as I do everything, and man oh man this stuff smells amazing!!! I couldn’t wait to try it.

I used all three products; the shampoo, conditioner and serum for about a month and I am loving the results! My hair looks less damaged and has a shine to it without looking greasy or weighed down. Plus I love getting whiffs of my hair throughout the day because it smells wonderful!

I received the products the day I got my hair cut, so you will have to look past the obvious length and color differences and look at the healthiness of my hair!

Loreal Hair

This line has Coconut, Argan, Chamomile, Amla, Soja, and Sunflower oil complex. I have to say that my hair was so soft after just one use. After using it for a few weeks, I noticed a huge difference in the softness and shine. My hair doesn’t look as dull as it did without the product. I only put the serum towards the tips of my hair, not the top. I have volume and it doesn’t look weighed down.

LOreal Extraordinary Hair

I received these products through Influenster and all opinions are of my own. I will only share things I like with you guys!

Have you heard of or tried this line yet?