Friday Favorites

These are few of my favorite things from this week. Enjoy!


Magic Lumi Light Infusing Primer
It’s only around $10 at your local drugstore and you will love it! I started using it as a primer under my foundation, all over for a dewy glow, or just on those spots I want highlighted like my nose, cheekbones, and cupids bow. When I use it under my eyes I rarely need an under eye concealer.

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An Eyebrow Waxing Kit. This has been working really well for me! I don’t have to pay a salon, anymore, which means more money in my beauty budget!
Read all about it here

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One of my new favorite nude nails and sandals with gold accent.

Gold accents are trending this season and I have been eyeing a pair of Steve Madden sandals
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They’re $60 and so cute! But, in order to keep my money where it counts, I opted for these from Target

Only $19.99!

Nude nails are hot right now, and I’m so glad. This is one of my new favorite nudes “Chillin Like A Vanillin” from OPI
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Another favorite nude look, the one I’m wearing this week
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And last, but definitely not least! I’m probably the last one to discover these… but I’m so glad I did!
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Maybelline Baby Lips! I picked up a couple more colors than what you see here
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My two favorite colors, so far are the #30 Peach Kiss and #25 Pink Punch (the one I’m wearing below)
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Have a great weekend everyone!

Easy and Cheap Way to Wax Eyebrows!

I picked this up, recently, from my local Sally Beauty Supply, for about $5 bucks!

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It’s a little eyebrow waxing kit! It comes with a little ‘lip gloss’ sized tube of gel type wax, strips of muslin, an after wax soothing oil, and a booklet with directions.
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How cute is that?!

It is super easy to use!!
The tube has a beveled edge, just like a tube of lip gloss.
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Just squirt a little out. About this much for your eyebrow.
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Then, with the beveled edge against your skin, continue to gently squeeze the tube while slowly moving the tip from the head of your eyebrow to the tail, to form a little trail of gel wax that looks like this…
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It’s thick enough to not run into your lashes, and liquid enough to wipe off easily if you accidently get some where you don’t want it.

Then, use the beveled to flatten out the little line of wax you just placed, to make it look more like this…
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Easy! Now place your muslin strip onto the line of wax and press gently, ensuring all the wax is in contact with the muslin.
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Once the muslin is pressed into the wax, pull gently on the skin next to your eyebrow, pulling your skin toward your hairline so that your eyebrow is slightly taught. Like this…
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Now, quickly ‘rip” the muslim off of your skin, pulling from the tail of your eyebrow toward the head. You always want to pull the muslin off in the opposite direction of the hair growth.

That’s it! I never use the oil. My eyebrows are only slightly pink for a few minutes after and then it’s gone. That’s all there is to it!

I’ve used this kit three times and as you can tell in this pic, I will have several more waxes out of this tube. For only $5 dollars!!
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If you ever find that you have any breakout after waxing, simply start cleansing the area you are going to wax with soap and water before and after you wax, and that will help.

My First Ipsy Glam Bag!

I was so excited to get my first Ipsy Glam Bag! When it finally arrived I was not disappointed!

It even came mailed in glamorous packaging!
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And when I opened it……. Gorgeous!
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When you sign up for an Ipsy Glam Bag they have you answer a few questions about you hair, skin, eyes, and beauty preferences, then select products customized to YOU!
They did a great job selecting my products.
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It’s only $10 a month and I received 2 sample size and 3 FULL size beauty products, customized to my needs!!

PLUS a beautiful make-up clutch designed exclusively for Ipsy, by Rebecca Minkoff

What did you get in YOUR Ipsy Glam Bag this month??

What? you didn’t get one? Then hurry and join the fun here!

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Target Beauty Haul

I’m on a pretty tight beauty budget, but I’ve learned I can buy quite a bit with a little planning and a few coupons.

This weeks treasures include some face wash and tinted lip balm.

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These were priced at $3.89 each. I used a $1 off each manufacturers coupon, as well as a .75 coupon for each. Which reduced the price to $2.14 each. Target was also running a deal if you buy 3 you get a $5.00 gift card. So, I basically got all 3 for $1.42!

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These are nice basic , exfoliating scrubs.

Target was also running a ‘buy 3 get a $5.00 gift card’ on these products
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I had 2 $1.00 off coupons for the Vaseline Spray Lotion, and one $2 off coupon for the Simple Towelettes. The total for these three came to about $12 after coupons, minus the $5 gift card brings it down to $7 for all three. PLUS! I had a coupon for $2 off a tub of Vaseline when I purchased two Vaseline lotions, so my little pink tub of Rose Scented Vaseline was free!! And you know how much I love that stuff!

If you follow me on Pinterest, then you already know about the unfortunate demise of my favorite lip product from Bite Beauty
My beauty budget is extra tight right now because in addition to my little Target beauty haul, I also made a pretty big Benefit Cosmetics Haul from Ulta! (I’ll share that soon, after I’ve had a little time to wear the products for review)

Needless to say, I needed a cheaper substitute until I could replace my $25 Bite Beauty Lip Balm

Target just happened to be running a sale on Maybelline Baby Lips, and I had coupons, so I picked up a few!
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They were on sale for $2 each, and I had a .75 coupon for each one, reducing the price from origionally $3.99 down to $1.25 each!

These are the colors I picked up

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I will review these, soon, as well!

I found a $1 off Jergen’s Glow Lotion that didn’t say ‘excludes trial and travel size’ so I picked this little tube up for only .97 after coupon.
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Next up, another, buy three get a $5 gift card deal. With coupons and after the gift card, I only paid $12 for both of these (normally would have been $20) The cleanser smells SO good! I can’t wait to use it!

And let’s be honest. Can you ever really have enough lip balm?
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Last, but not least, a few hair care products!
These were on sale for around $5 each for the two big bottles. I had coupons for $1 off each, plus a free sample product when you purchase two, PLUS Target had a coupon for an additional $5 off of a $15 purchase of personal care products. $15 was easy to spend since I had coupons for toothpaste. Not sure exactly what I paid for these, but it was definitely much cheaper that retail!
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I can’t wait to review all of these!

I hope this inspired and encouraged you to find ways to increase your beauty product options!

Outfit of the Day

I thought it would be fun to share another OOTD!

Running errands and then out to a friends house, later.

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Rockstar Skinny Jeans from Old Navy

Katy Perry Tee from American Eagle

I really like how the Tee is long enough to somewhat cover my bottom
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I’m wearing simple silver and black jewelry
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And a ‘nude’ face with Benefit Cosmetics on my eyes, Lorealparis TrueMatch Lumi on my face, Benefit Rockstar Blush (noticing a theme, here? 😉 and Bite Beauty tinted lip balm in ‘Lychee’.

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<I'm also wearing my new favorite daytime mascara Maybelline Mega Plump in Blackest Black

I started out with my hair down, but it inevitably ends up like this
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Thanks for visiting!

P.S. Just in case you don’t already follow me on Instagram and missed my recent P.S.A….

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Never let your Bite Beauty Lip Balm get left in your car on a hot day, and then open it to see if it’s okay.
You’re welcome 😘