Beauty Shout Out – January 2016

It’s barely half way into the first month of the year, but I wanted to put a spotlight on a few items that simplified my beauty routine while I was out of town in Vegas last week.

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IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream – I had purchased a travel sized tube of this after Christmas to try out. This was an absolute god send and drastically cut the time I used to get ready. It’s a full coverage foundation, anti-aging hydrating serum, color corrector, primer, dark spot corrector, and has an SPF of 50. When using this during the evening, I only had to set it with powder and setting spray and it held up until the wee hours of the morning. Such amazing stuff! I plan to upgrade to the full size very soon.

Up & Up Exfoliating Wet Cleansing Towelettes – I’ve used them before and often come back to them because of the price (thank you, Target). They also do a great job with removing makeup or as a quick way to refresh my face. One side is smooth while the other side has small exfoliating beads. Love it!

EOS Visibly Soft Lip Balm in Blackberry Nectar – This latest addition to my EOS collection was used quite often during my trip. The weather was very cold during the early morning and evening, and this kept my lips from drying out.

Tony Moly Panda’s Dream So Cool Eye Stick – Basically an eye serum in stick form, this saved me from looking like a zombie during the convention I attended. It has a fresh scent, and immediately cools the under eye area upon application. That and it’s the cutest beauty item I probably own.

*quick edit* I forgot to add one more item to this list. D’oh!

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Batiste Dry Shampoo – Clean & Classic Original – Another travel sized gem that I brought along with me on my trip. Again, I now know why this is such a cult favorite. A quick spritz on my roots and after at least 30 seconds I massaged it through. Voila, hello good hair day!

Have you tried any of these items? Feel free to share your thoughts on them. Speaking of beauty shout outs, I gotta give one to stashmatters for hosting a giveaway on their favorite items. Do check it out, they could be yours too!

EOS Obsessed

When it comes to lip products, I’m either for lip gloss or lip balm. I discovered the balms from EOS about 3 years ago, and put myself on a mission to get them. They reminded me of Spring and Easter eggs. Seriously, how cute are these?! Once I had all of the original flavor lineup, the next thing I looked for were limited edition sets. I didn’t purchase all of them, but from what I currently have, I’d say it’s a pretty good collection. You can now purchase the original flavor lineup altogether from online retailers like Amazon and even Costco. I wished they had thought of that sooner rather than having to visit different stores since they only had a limited selection at the time. My favorites are Summer Fruit, Sweet Mint, and Blueberry Acai. These balms also come in stick form, but I have enough of the spheres to last me into the next year (haha!).

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Row 1 (L-R): Sweet Mint, Honeysuckle Honeydew, Summer Fruit Row 2: Strawberry Sorbet, Passion Fruit, Lemon Drop SPF 15 Row 3: Medicated Tangerine, Pomegranate Raspberry, Fresh Watermelon Row 4: Vanilla Mint, Coconut Milk, Blueberry Acai
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Alice in Wonderland limited edition 3-pack with Watermelon Wonderland, Sweet Vanilla Nonsense, and Blueberry Potion
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Rachel Roy Holiday 2014 3-pack with St. Barth’s Sunrise (Pink Grapefruit), Aloha Hawaii (Strawberry Kiwi), and Indian Summer (Orange Blossom) and Holiday 2014 edition Barbados Heat (Wildberry).