07-22-2014

Benefit They’re Real Push Up Gel Liner: Review

A few weeks ago, Benefit launched their newest makeup invention: They’re Real Push Up Gel Liner

20140721-220946-79786630.jpgIt boasts some big things:
“It’s the FIRST EVER lash-hugging gel liner in a pen! This matte black gel formula won’t smudge, budge or dry out, and the innovative soft AccuFlex™ Tip hugs your lashline from corner to corner. The closer the line, the bigger the eye!

91% said it was longwearing*
81% said it was waterproof*
88% said it hugged the lashline*
84% said eyes looked visibly larger*
*Results observed in a consumer panel survey on 32 women after 2 weeks” [source]

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Those are some serious promises! I used my Ulta gift card from Christmas to snatch one of these bad boys! Now, I’m a huge Benefit fan. Probably 1/2 of my makeup bag is filled with the makeup goodness. But when it comes to eyeliner, I’m pretty skeptical of any brand, bouncing back and forth over the years, with limited success. Ladies, I’ve found it! This stuff runs circles around the other guys and laughs while doing it! It lives up to all that hype!

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It goes on smooth, stays where you out it, doesn’t smudge, and is perfect for different liner looks! I can finally achieve the perfect winged look again! There isn’t much wrong with this liner! The special tip allows for precise placement! The long lasting ability is the best feature. For our recent trip up North, it lasted from 4 am til 8pm when I took it off.

Tips & Tricks
For easiest application apply light pressure as you glide along the lash line. Light strokes haven’t proven well for me.

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It is a little hard to remove! Soap and water won’t touch it. I’ve found that good ole’ baby oil does the trick, but that’s not the best for contact wearers or if you have oily skin.

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Mary Kay’s Oil-free Eye Makeup Remover removes the eyeliner easily with no problem!

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I really love this eyeliner. I’m so excited to share it with you and hope you have as good as results as I have!

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07-18-2014

Healthy Snacking While Traveling

Baby and I had been out of town this week. She took her first plan ride! That was its own adventure! I’ve been trying to stay healthy, but it’s certainly not easy! I scoured google to find some healthy options that would work for me with a baby in tow! Of course, they didn’t have those healthy finds at our local market so I had to improvise. 20140715-161633-58593563.jpg
Kind Bars Dark Chocolate Chunk
Oats. Quinoa. Millet. Amaranth. Buckwheat. Simple, right? This unique blend of super grains packs each KIND Healthy Grains bar with more than 1 full serving of whole grains, which provides fiber and protein. So grab the delicious snack that will help support the balanced diet you work hard for.
Dark Chocolate Chunk bar have twice the chocolate, made form whole grains coated with dark chocolate and real dark chocolate chunks. (Vitacost)

20140715-161634-58594755.jpgI tried to find cocoa almonds, but no such luck. Next best thing with similar nutrition facts was Planters Cocoa Peanuts!

I’m so happy I decided to go with both of these snacks! They are absolutely delicious! The Kind Bars have just enough chocolate to satisfy that craving and the granola is perfectly sweetened! Let me just tell you, Planters Cocoa Peanuts are delicious! They hit the spot of the peanut butter craving and helped fill me up! I also borrowed a few of lil’ bit snacks of mini peanut butter sandwich crackers and goldfish. None of my snacks made me feel guilty and I felt perfectly satisfied. Google and Pinterest are awesome for finding healthily snacking options!

What are your favorite healthy snack options on the go?

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07-16-2014

Matcha, Kinda, Matchy

My basic clothing instinct is to match everything. It’s hard to fight the urge to make my whole outfit matchy matchy. So I was pleasantly surprised when this color block top matched my stripe shorts. Just enough color coordination to tame the matching beast!

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Oh, did you recognize the shorts? Yeah, they were featured last week too with a lace top. Sometimes, I get stuck in clothing ruts and gravitate towards the same things. I promise, they were washed!

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| top: target (similar) | shorts: forever 21 | sandals: dillard’s (similar) (2 years ago) |

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