November Beauty Talk

I don’t think I tried any new beauty products in the month of November. It was mostly just rediscovering products I already owned and gave another shot. I’m hoping December brings a lot more make up/skin care/hair product/jewelry/fashion favorites.

LANOLIN: Well, not to get too descriptive, but I’ve been experiencing some major boob pain. You’d think after nursing a whole year I wouldn’t be having fun stuff like this pop up suddenly but that just goes to show you can never be too certain about anything. This Lanolin has been a lifesaver and it goes with me everywhere.

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LIPSENSE – GINGERBREAD: This color is so pretty! Its a light brown with lots of shimmer. Its been so fun to pair with my fall outfits.

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EARRINGS: You cannot go wrong with Mickey Mouse earrings. These cute, textured earrings are my latest staple. I wear them pretty much every day. They are simple and add a little Disney magic to my day.

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SOAP & GLORY – HEEL GENIUS: I’ve already sung Soap & Glory praises on my blog so its no surprise that I’m here loving it again. This is their Heel Genius foot cream and its wonderful. The smell is actually not my favorite, but it works so well. I usually will lather my feet in this before bed, put on a pair of socks and go to sleep (and pray that i can stay asleep with socks on) and the next morning my feet almost feel like H’s bottom.

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LUSH – THE KISS LIP SCRUB: With the weather getting colder my lips can use all the exfoliating they can get. I love this sugar scrub. It smells great, tastes great (yes you can eat it/lick it off) and is really cute! It basically looks like pink sparkles with little hearts thrown in.

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BLENDING BRUSHES: The pink blush is from Luxie and the black brush is from Bean Gachis Paris. I don’t remember where or when I got these but I’ve just recently started using them again and they’re my two most used shadow brushes. They blend so well, are gentle on your eyelids and clean really well.

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L’OREAL – KERASTASE SERUM: I used to use this all the time and I don’t know why I ever stopped. You apply this to damp or dry hair and work it into your hair and it leaves your hair so soft, healthy and shiny. I swear it helps with the thickness too (but don’t quote me on that). There is something so luxurious about this product and I highly recommend giving it a try.

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L’OREAL – MAGIC LUMI LIGHT INFUSING PRIMER: This one isn’t a favorite but its not so bad that its on an unfavorite list either. I like this, but I’m coming to accept that maybe I just don’t like the dewey look on my face all the time – which this primer definitely gives. So when I use it I make sure to set my face with a powder so its not so luminous looking. I also like mixing this with another primer which seems to tone down the shine. By itself though, I’m not the hugest fan.

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xoxo

ceeceesparkles

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September Beauty Talk

Its kind of like monthly favorites. Its kind of like hits and misses. Its kind of product review. Some will be new products. Some will be products I’ve had forever. Its my Beauty Talk and starting now, I’ll be doing one every month. I’m back tracking a little and starting with September. Ready, go.

SEPTEMBER BEAUTY TALK

SOAP & GLORY – BODY WASH AND BODY LOTION (CRUSH SCENT): This stuff! I’m obsessed. The body wash is so refreshing, gentle and makes your entire bath/shower smell like limes and the scent lasts! Use the body lotion afterwards and you will be in heaven. This lotion is really creamy and very moisturizing. I’m an incredibly dry person but I really haven’t had the issue since using this lotion. And I cannot stress enough just how phenomenal the scent is. Soap and Glory has several different scents, but Crush is by far my favorite.

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RCMA NO-COLOR POWDER: I have been using this powder for quite a while now and I have no plans of ever using a different powder to set my make up. It also works awesome for baking your face (on the rare occasion that I do that..) Its a loose powder that goes on without any color and it really holds your liquid products (foundation, concealer, etc) in place. My one huge complaint however is the packaging. Loose powder in a big container like this gets so messy. Every single time I use it I have powder all over my shirt, hands and counter. Its easy to clean up, but its still a pain you know?

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CREST 3D WHITE TOOTHPASTE: This isn’t technically a beauty product, but a clean, white smile helps make you beautiful! I’ve been obsessed over the idea of whitening my smile lately so I grabbed this toothpaste on a whim a while ago and I’m never going back. It works! And its minty fresh ::thumbs up emoji::

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COLOR POP – SCULPTING STIX AND HIGHLIGHT: Mixed reviews here. I got the highlight in shade, Monster and I love it. It isn’t the easiest to blend and sometimes I feel like it takes the makeup thats underneath it off, so thats a bummer – but when it goes on nicely it is an incredible highlight and you will be beaming! Its definitely not subtle and sometimes thats just how I like it. The Sculpting Stix I had high hopes for. I got a couple really light shades for highlight and a darker shade for contour. The colors are nice, but they are soooooo hard to blend. I have to work them for a while with my beauty blender before they finally start looking decent. I’m bound and determined to make these things work for me – its just going to take a bit of effort.

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BROW PENCIL – ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS BROW WIZ: I don’t think I’ll ever use another product on my brows. I’ve used this pencil for several months now and I’m committed. Its incredible and you need it in your life.

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MASCARA – MILK MAKEUP: This is a newer product for me. I was weirded out by it at first because it comes in a squishy tube and the applicator is insane, but I gave it a try and now its the only mascara I use. Its a deep, dark black that doesn’t transfer and it fans my lashes out nicely and elongates them. Love this stuff.

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MAYBELLINE – FIT ME CONCEALER: I love when you find a drugstore product that works just as nicely as higher end makeup. I use these concealers for my under eye, setting my eyelids, highlight and contour and I love them. They blend effortlessly, they don’t crease or cake up and they have a nice, flawless finish. And they’re cheap so I’m all about these.

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REAL TECHNIQUES – SETTING BRUSH: I use this brush for my powder highlights and its the best. I have used so many brushes and tried to get them to apply my highlight the exact way I wanted and this is the only one that does so. It fans the product out so I don’t have to blend too much and its soft and easy to use.

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BE A BOMBSHELL COSMETICS NAIL POLISH IN HOLY FUCHSIA: I love this color and this brand. It stays on nicely (with a bottom/top coat) and the color is so fun because its still a bright, happy color but its deep enough that it works as a perfect Fall nail color. I’m all about this.

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KAT VON D – TATTOO LINER: People have raved about this forever and I never felt the need to purchase it. I have been in an eyeliner rut recently so I finally caved and got it. I get it now. This is a staple makeup product everyone needs in their makeup bag. You can get blunt, thick lines or precise, thin lines. Its perfect for any look.

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LIPSENSE: I was hesitant to mention Lipsense because I know there are very strong opinions about this. But then I remembered this is my blog and my opinion and I am free to share that here. I love Lipsense. I searched forever for a lipstick I could wear and still kiss my husband and baby without leaving lip marks on them and this is it. It really doesn’t transfer, the color payoff is awesome and there are so many colors to choose from! You guys…I even sell this stuff. (don’t worry, i have vowed not to be a pushy salesman. i won’t force you to join any groups or make you endure endless posts on social media about the product – my pages are there but you have to join them by your own free will to see the content)

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xoxo

ceeceesparkles