Loreal Mini Haul and a Mini Update

I picked these up today for a Happy 4th to me gift!

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I’ll share more on that soon.

If you follow me on Instagram you know that I’ve been enjoying a juice cleanse.

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I’ll give more detail and a review on that as well!

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and I’ll see you soon!

Be sure to find me on Instagram! I post there all the time! #beautyinthetrenches

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.