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Play! by Sephora November 2016

Best In Glow Play! by Sephora November 2016

GlamGlow GravityMud Firming Treatment

As soon as I saw the purple GlamGlow GravityMud tube, I freaked out. This mask is supposed to be fantastic. You apply it with a brush, let it sit for 20 to 30 minutes and then peel it off. No water needed. It’s supposed to make skin appear firm and toned. I absolutely cannot wait to try it out! Full size version can be found at Sephora for $69. A steep price, but *keeps fingers crossed* well worth it!

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Hair

5 Essential Items Every Girl With Thick Hair Needs

I know the struggle of having thick hair. Hair bands constantly snapping. Hair goes poof in seconds when you step outside, especially if you live in humid Florida like I do. I’ve put together a list of essential hair tools and products that help keep your thick hair healthy and happy.

1. Wide Tooth Comb

Target, $3.99

I can’t stress this enough. When you comb your hair, especially when it’s wet, you’ll want to make sure to use a wide tooth comb. This comb is perfect for thick hair because it glides through your hair without tearing or ripping your hair out. It also helps for detangling your hair since it can comb through knots with ease. I only use a wide tooth comb on my wet hair.

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Face|Skin

Hand Lotions Review: The Scottish Fine Soaps Company, L’Occitane and Eucerin

My hands go through a lot. I also wash them a dozen or so times a day, which dries them out to the point of no return; thus, I am always on the market for a lovely scented, non-greasy hand lotion that will turn my dry hands into a soft daydream. I also bite my nails and I like lotions that place an emphasis on hand and nail care. Below are three hand lotions I currently cycle through and my thoughts about their moisturizing effective.

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The Scottish-Fine Soaps Company Sea Kelp Hand & Nail Cream; L’Occitane en Provence Arlésienne Velvet Hand Cream; and Eucerin Intensive Repair Hand Creme

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Play! by Sephora October 2016 Unboxing!

October 2016 Play! by Sephora Box Theme: Lipstick & Chill

After worrying whether or not my box was on its way, since I never received a shipping confirmation email, I checked my order status in the Sephora App and breathed a sigh of relief when it said it was delivered on Saturday.

As soon as I saw my box would include a Drunk Elephant serum sample, I was stoked. Drunk Elephant is a new, high-end skin bran that I’ve been tempted to try, but not in a position to shell out $90 for a full-sized bottle.

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Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Framboos Glycol Night Serum; Smashbox Always On Matte Liquid Lipstick in Driver’s Seat; Farmacy Skin Dew Mist; Derek Lam 10 Crosby Silent St.; The Estée Edit by Estée Lauder Flash Photo Gloss and Madam C.J. Walker Scent & Shine Coconut Oil

I received my box on Saturday and have already used three of the products

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Hair

My Hair Journey: College (2012 to 2016)

Taking a break from the usual product reviews this week because I’ve been reflecting on my hair lately. It’s changed a lot over the last four years and I think now’s the perfect time to take a little trip…

I didn’t start dyeing my hair until college. Okay, except for that one time I had my mother put red highlights in my hair during the sixth grade (temporary hair color that washes out in 20 washes, LIES). I’m taking you back in time to little ole me😀 —>

Freshmen Year (August 2012), age, 18:

Ah, freshmen me. So excited about college and dorm living. Talk about long hair, don’t care, right?! Wish, I had truly appreciated my hair back then. I’d say my hair was about to the middle of my back. My hair is super straight, except for the back section, which has this bizarre wave to it. If I could go back to my hair then, I would in a heartbeat. Also, I have no idea how it was so smooth back then.

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Face|Skin

The Micellar Water Hype & Garnier® SKINACTIVE™ Micellar Cleansing Water Review!

This past Spring I heard beauty bloggers everywhere raving about micellar water. I heard it removed waterproof makeup and made your skin feel less oily and super clean.

Typically, I would use a separate eye makeup remover for my stubborn eye makeup and then wash with my regular face wash. I bought the Garnier® SKINACTIVE™ Micellar Cleansing Water All-in-1 Waterproof Makeup Remover & Cleanser that claims to remove waterproof mascara (talk about a mouthful of a name)! I bought mine at Target for $6.99, but you can buy it at various drug stores and larger department stores. I would keep an eye out for coupons in the Sunday paper too because Garnier often gives $2 off coupons that make this micellar water one of the more affordable makeup remover and cleansers on the market.

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Garnier Micellar Cleaning Water, Target; Alex & Ani December Bracelet, Artsy Abode; Cotton Balls, Target; Glass Container, T.J. Maxx

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Face|Skin

My Current Skincare Routine

My skin regime is pretty basic: cleanse, treat and moisturize. Since my skin is combination, and truly domination, it’s difficult for me to find products that will meet my skin’s needs. I’m so excited to have finally found a great set of products that have improved my face’s complexion.

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Headband, T.J. Maxx; Beautycounter Nourishing Eye Cream, Target; Coalion Pore Blackhead 02 Sparkling Soap, Sephora; Boots Botanics Organic Hydrating Day Cream, Target; Boots Botanics Shine Away Mattifying Day Cream SPF 15, Target; Beautycounter Nourishing Night Cream, Target

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