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**NEW** Jesse's Girl Goodies!!

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**Press Samples**
Fall calls for new goodies in my stash and I get to share 2 of my newest goodies that happened to make their way into my daily routine. Jesse's Girl has been my go-to drugstore budget brand because they have such great quality products. I have stumbled across so many favorites from Jesse's Girl that I have otherwise would have spent double the amount of money on.  Jesse's Girl has a really great latex-free blending sponge. It has the hourglass top tip like a usual makeup blender, but it also features a flat top bottom. I looooove this feature! It helps me blend my forehead and cheek area quickly and smoothly. Flip around the sponge and I am able to get my under eyes and nasal creases. It also cleans super easily! This is a struggle for all of my blenders. For only $3.99, I am in! Dial-a-Lash is sooooo awesome! Dial-a-Lash mascara is a lengthening and volumizing mascara all with the twist of a brush. There are 4 different degrees of sass that you can achie…

You, BUT Better from Erno Laszlo

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**Provided by Influenster**
I am suuupppper excited to share a really cool product given to me from Influenster. Erno Laszlo has an entire line of high end skincare and I was given a great opportunity to try out one of the three 2-step masks. I got to try the White Marble Bright, but there is also the Firmarine Lift and the Hydra-Therapy Skin Vitality Treatment.  The kit comes with 4 packets of the powder and 4 packets of the liquid phases. You are supposed to mix them together with the spatula to activate. As you can see below in my videos, I was a bit worried that there was too much, but I didn't have too much excess. Next time I use them, I will be inviting my husband to join in. Minus the mustache and beard, he will have just enough face for the excess.  I choose this formula because I do have a lot of scars and dark spots from my acne struggles over the years. Licorice extract, Lemon extract and Jojoba seed oil is the perfect combination to brighten any skin complexion.  As …

Skin Hacks and Helps from DERMA-E

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**Press Samples**
DERMA-E has been making my skin sing with love for quite some time now. Every time I have had a new a problem pop up, Derma-e has come to the rescue. This time, I got to share with family members. My husband and my daughter got to benefit from these two wonders!  Psorzema Cream My daughter has periods of eczema that is very stressful and uncomfortable for her. She's six years old and has super sensitive skin to begin with. When this product came across my doorstep, I was so excited to be able to try it on her. She, at the time, happened to be having a flare up so it was perfect timing. I do have prescription products to use on her, but they are so expensive and have side effects. I would much rather use something that is under $20 and made with vitamins and herbal extracts.  The Psorzema Cream is made with ingredients such as Neem, Burdock, Bearberry, and Vitamins A and E. They all help soften and soothe dry, irritated skin. The way I applied the cream was by a co…

Seasonal Lip Color You Will Love from Zoya

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**Press Samples**
Zoya has been cranking out some fantastic lip colors and I was so excited to see the lineup for their Seasonal line. Sticking with the dusty theme of their Sophisticates Collection, the colors in this collection are some of my personal favorites.  I will say that I am a little sad that there isn't a matte in the collection, but that's just my personal bias towards mattes that's giving me that sadness! Each of these colors applied smoothly and felt just as smooth during wear. Tommy was the only color that gave me a little bit of a struggle during appellation, but I feel like that goes with any deep, dark purple, black or blue. That's deep pigment makes for tricky application. I found it best to apply in continuous stokes in the same direction so you don't get the pigment balled up.  💜Bristol is a medium berry tone that has pink undertones.
💜Izzy is a little brighter than Bristol which Zoya describes as a deep fuchsia.
💜Addie is a beautiful pinky …

Zoya is Ringing in the Fall with the Sophisticates Collection

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**Press Samples**
 I seriously love all Fall collections! The creep into my world of vampiness is just so crisp and sleek. The among of mauves and muted colors this season are sooo awesomely ridiculous that I can almost not even handle it! I decided to break these collection down into two parts for you so you can seriously enjoy!  Beth Sandy is kind of a mixed bag for me. The bottle shot on the Zoya website shows this as being a super pale, iridescent pink. To my surprise, it's more like a champagne gold as opposed to the pictorial description of the pink glitz. I am so sad! It's still a super pretty color, but not what I thought at all. I do love that there's a lighter gold in this collection because it's matches perfectly with all of those dusty pinks. What's better than a dusty pink and gold combination?? Nothing! lol Hera Zoya describes Hera as a muted red mauve creme. I say muter watermelon! Let's call this a muted Winne (from Wanderlust). It's so prett…

Sephora Play! Box September is Ohhhhhhh!

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**Bought It**

Now that summer is coming to an end, I am feeling quite sad. One of the things that makes me a little bit less glum is all of the fun fall products and goodies that are about to drop. Sephora Play! Box started a little fall preview with their September box. 
Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner Since I stopped my Ipsy bag, I have had depleted my eyeliner collection. Don't get me wrong, I still have a ton left, but it's significantly less than a stockpile! I a glad that I got to add another liner to my pile and a great liner to boot! It is quick drying and has an awesome precision felt tip. Sephora gives a tip for using this product, which also happens to be my new favorite way to use liquid liner. Instead of a straight line, I dot it along my lash line to create the same look. It wears less on the tip and looks just the same.  Clean Reserve Sel Santal and Citron Fig I am a HUGE fan of anything fro Clean Reserve so I am sooooo happy that I picked up anoth…

Car Talk from the Beauty Blogger

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**Sponsored Post**
Just about a year ago, my family and I embarked on a quest to find the “perfect” family vehicle. Now, for some of you this may seem like a simple task BUT not for us! We googled just about every type of car there was and ended up back in the same place; what is available for us, near us, at this current time. We eventually stumbled upon cars.com as one of our search tools to help us complete our quest. There was so many search options that we could literally tailor the search to exactly what we wanted.  As many of you know, I have two kids so a bigger car was important to us for the space and to avoid all that love sibling bickering, you know what I'm talking about parents! They are both so (soooooooooo) involved and we do a lot of running. We also travel a lot, so space to put Christmas presents, suitcases, baseball gear and ballet friends was at the top of our list. 
We knew we didn’t want to travel over 25 miles to get our vehicle and something that had a warrant…