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Top Ten – Lip Balms, Oils, and Treatments

Top ten lip balms, oils, and tretments

Top ten lip balms, oils, and tretments

Welcome to the second list in this series. If you missed the first one and want to check it out, it was my Top Ten – Liquid Foundations and BB Creams For Dry and/or Textured Skin. I will always try to link the previous list at the top of the page so there is a way to go back and check them all out.

These are in no specific order. It is just a list of ten favorites.

 

1. Wild Rose Herbs – Catnip Natural Lip Balm

Wild Rose Catnip Natural Lip Balm

I first got to try this Catnip lip balm from Wild Rose Herbs when I was getting the Cat Lady Box subscription. It really is an amazing lip balm, that I just recently finished using. I plan on repurchasing along with some of their other products I want to try. Their lip balms are all natural, GMO free, vegetarian, and cruelty free. And if there is any doubt about this containing real catnip, just put some on while around your cat. Aggressive cat kisses may ensue.

2. Bite Beauty Agave Lip Mask

Bite Beauty Agave Lip Mask

This lip mask from Bite beauty is essentially like thick moisturizer made for your lips. You can use it day or night, but my favorite way to use it is to put it on right before I got to sleep and let some moisture sink into my lips.

3. Alba Botanica Hawaiian Pineapple Quench Lip Balm

Alba Botanica Hawaiian Pineapple Quench Lip Balm

This particular scent/flavor can be difficult to find certain times of the year, but it is worth it. Very moisturizing with several oils in it. Every time you apply it feels like a little bit of summer on your lips.

4. Alba Botanica Coconut Cream Lip Balm

Alba Botanica Coconut Cream Lip Balm

The coconut cream scent/flavor from Alba is easier to find at your local pharmacies and stores year round than the previous one mentioned. I don’t find this variety to be quite as moisturizing feeling, but its close. And since I can find it in a pinch its nice to have.

5. Lancome Juicy Shaker

Lancome Juicy Shaker

The Lacome Juicy Shakers look like something from Korea, and work as well too. The all too cute packaging is meant to look like a cocktail shaker, get it – Juicy Shaker. Don’t let the cutesy packaging fool you into thinking this isn’t a serious product. It is by far one of the best lip oils I have ever tried. While many of the other come across like a slightly oily lip gloss, the Juicy Shakers are all oil with a slight tint to them. Super hydrating and very healing feeling. I have several already. Just don’t expect much color out of the lighter tones.

6. e.l.f. Lip Exfoliator elf lip exfoliator original

If you just need a little something to help take the dead skin off your lips and you don’t want to break the bank to do it, this lip exfoliator from elf is what you want. Its smells and feels just like the brown sugar lip scrub you can make home made (There are hundreds of recipes on Pinterest). Only this one is way more convenient and less messy. And because it is elf, it’s totally affordable and easy to find both online and in stores.

7. Fresh Sugar Lip Serum Advanced Therapy

Fresh Sugar Lip Serum Advanced Therapy

This lip serum from Fresh is a great quick fix when you have some mild texture on your lips and you want to smooth them out before applying a lipstick. I wouldn’t use this on extremely chapped lips, at least not for a last minute fix.

8. Fresh Sugar Advanced Therapy Lip Treatment and Sugar Lip Treatment Sunscreen SPF 15

Fresh Sugar Lip Collection

Another great product from Fresh is the Lip Treatments, which are essentially their version of a lip balm. But these aren’t any regular lip balm. No matter whether you are getting the clear advanced treatment or one of the tinted treatments with SPF, they all go on feeling like butter.

9. Kaplan MD Lip 20 Mask

Kaplan MD Lip 20 Mask

If I had to pick a favorite off of the whole list, this Lip Mask from Kaplan MD would be it. Even though it is the priciest item on the list, it by all means is worth the price tag. I have only gotten to try this and the next item on the list a few times from a sample, but that was enough to convince me to order it now. I have struggled with severely chapped lips and a lot texture for many years. That is  really hard to deal with for someone like me who is a lipstick junkie. This is the one and only product that not only help with the texture, it completely smoothed my lips and left them that way for several days after. I feel like calling it a mask is a little odd though. Its nothing like the agave lip mask from Bite Beauty where you leave it on. This you have to time and take it back off, then follow with the next product.

10. Kaplan MD Lip 20 Balm Ultra Hydrating Treatment +SPF

Kaplan MD Lip 20 Balm Ultra Hydrating Treatment +SPF

This is the lip balm and follow up product from Kaplan MD. I have only tried using the two products together since that is how they recommend using it, and I had them perfectly portioned together in a sample. But it certainly did feel amazing on the lips. This is also slightly on the pricey side like the lip mask, but worth it. If you find it hard to invest in these two products without trying first they do offer a smaller travel version sold together at Sephora for significantly less. You can find that here.

 

Please remember to not take these list too seriously. This is just one persons opinion, and its based on my personal experiences. If the products you love don’t make my list it is not a personal attack against those products. I would love to hear in the comments below what your favorite lip product is.

 

 

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Product Review – Phaii Bamboo Activated Charcoal Odor Absorber

Phaii Charcoal Odor Obsorber

If you have followed me here or on social media for more than a day, you know I have cats. They often make an appearance in my fashion shoots as well as being featured all over my Instagram. I love my fur babies. But as any cat owner knows, there is one down side to cat ownership…Litter Boxes. And with litter boxes comes litter box odors.

Obviously there are lots of things you can do to make things better, like choosing special litter, adding litter freshener, changing the litter regularly. But none of those things ever take the odor, or the germs, away. And in our home one of the few places we have to place a litter box is in our entry way. So what do you do to keep the odor from offending people as soon as they walk in the door? That is what caused me to be interested in trying the Phaii Bamboo Activated Charcoal Odor Absorber.

Phaii Charcoal Odor Obsorber

They come in three size options, I tested out the 180G pictured above. It also comes in a 90G and a 360G sizes.

When you receive it in the mail it will have a plastic wrap and label on it just like the one pictured.

What the Phaii Charcoal Odor Obsorber looks like unwrapped

And this is what they look like unwrapped. It kind of reminds me of a honey comb. Now I am not sure if the actual outer design helps in some way or not, but I was playing around with it when I first opened it, taking pictures and double checking for odor.

A hole in the center of the Phaii Charcoal Odor Absorber

I couldn’t get a super clear picture, it’s really hard to take the picture one handed. But this is looking down from the top. You can see there is an opening that goes straight through. So I think the majority of odors are moved inside of this. It did make me wonder about which way would be better to place it, but I decided to play around with that later.

Placing the Pahii Odor Obsorber

I decided the best place to put it was here on my entryway table next to the candle I have on it. (Yes I realize my table is scratched, it’s a danger of having a kitten and it happened a long time ago) I actually think if you put it on a little tray people would probably just mistake it for a candle without thinking about it.

I have now tried this out for about a week. It took a couple of days before I noticed any difference at all. Since then it has gotten a little better each day. It has made a big difference in the smell from the litter box, and I am not noticing that smell even wafting into the rest of the house. What it does not change is immediate odors. So if your cooking something like cabbage that is known to have a strong odor, don’t expect a miraculous vacuum to happen where it sucks all the scent out of the air. The same goes for bathroom odors. But it works great for lingering long term types of odors.

It says they are good for up to three years. I actually like it well enough I think I will be ordering a couple more to place throughout my home. And I would recommend them to others, especially for litter box odors and old musty type of odors.

If you would like to try these out for yourself, the Phaii Activated Charcoal Odor Absorbers can be found on Amazon.

I did receive this at a discount for review purposes. However, as always my opinions are my own.

Tell me in the comments below if you have tried this yourself. And what other charcoal products have you tried?

 

 

 

 

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Plus Size OOTD – The Dress For Every Body

Society Plus Skater Dress in Marsala

If you are always looking for that perfect dress that looks great on you, look no further than the skater dress. The skater dress is just one of those silhouettes that look good on every body shape and size. So it just comes down to finding a color and fabric selection that you like.

For sizing reference I typically wear a size 2X or 20W at most plus size stores like Lane Bryant and Torrid. My measurements are Bust:49″ Waist:42″ Hips:54″

Society Plus Skater Dress in Marsala

This particular one I am wearing is the Tinley Solid Skater Dress in Marsala from Society Plus. It comes in size 14/16 to 30/32. I am wearing a size 18/20. It is made in the popular scuba fabric, which is also a great fabric for everyone.

 

Plus size skater dress from Society Plus

The Tinley Solid Skater Dress comes in three color option currently. There is the Marsala, like I am wearing, or there is also black and charcoal as options. But they have many other styles of skater dresses on the Society Plus website, many of which are in their Winter Clearance Event Sale.

 

Tinley Skater Dress from Society Plus paired with Sketchers

With it I have paired some Relaxed Fit Skechers. The exact ones I am wearing are not available any more, but there are several similar available if you look at the link provided.

I know I show quite a bit of Skechers shoes, and there is a reason for that. I am what I would say is in between a wide width and a medium width. I have a hard time finding shoes because of this, especially flats. I can get my foot in a lot of medium width shoes, but they are usually a little snug and will cause blisters if I push it, or at the very least just be really uncomfortable. I can also wear a lot of wide widths, but they are hard to find where I live. And not all do fit. Some are a touch too big which causes them to slip when I walk. And they cause blisters from rubbing. But Skechers, and a few other brands, just naturally run a little wider than the rest. They always fit me perfect without having to worry about finding a wide width. And a lot of their shoes have a comfort sole, which is a huge bonus.

 

Skater dresses look great on every body type.

 

Tell me in the comments below what your favorite dress style is. And have you tried  skater dress?
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Product Review – Eye Soothing Mask by Magic Gel

Eye Soothing Mask by Magic Gel Package


I have recently had the chance to try out the Eye Soothing Mask by Magic Gel.

Eye Soothing Mask by Magic Gel Package

If you are thinking this is the eye mask like I use for my skin care, I am sorry to disappoint, but this is not that type. This more for medicinal use rather than for pampering. However I can certainly think of some beauty benefits, but we will talk about that in a moment when we cover what this is used for. But first let’s talk about what you get with this.

What you get with the Soothe Eye Mask by Magic Gel

With this get:

  •  1 Thermal lined mask
  •  2 Gel eye masks
  •  1 hook

When I first opened the box and saw the hook I had not read the box, so I was confused as to what the hook was for. Well both of the gel masks are made with a little tab out to the side, and they have a place to put the hook in. These are meant to be heated up by sticking them down in hot water. So you stick them on the hook and hook the other end on the side of the glass that way you don’t have to stick your fingers down in boiling hot water. It’s really a nice feature that you just don’t think about until you need it.

The next obvious question is, what do you use this for if it’s not for skin care. Here are the list of things they recommend this for:

  • Blephartis
  • Various ‘dry eye’ syndromes
  • Meibomian Gland Dysfunction
  • Chalazion
  • Styes and Cysts
  • Other Types of Eyelid Inflammation

And why did I want to try it? I have chronic dry eye that is caused by my tear ducts becoming blocked. It’s actually a complication caused by my allergy to Balsam of Peru. My allergy causes dermatitis to form, and the flakes can happen around my eyes and clog my tear ducts.

The way to treat this is to apply moist heat, then massage the tear ducts until they unclog. Typically I had been using wash clothes and hot water, as hot as I can stand. But they often just don’t stay hot long enough. But the nice thing about this Soothing Eye Mask is it stays hot for 10 minutes.

Me using the Soothing Eye Mask

I tested it out thoroughly. Though its best to use this laying down. I thought it did a fantastic job. I really have no complaints. It is a drastic improvement over me using the wash cloth method. The heat really does last at least ten minutes, but I would dare say it lasted longer.

The directions only mention using this eye mask hot. I was curios how it would work cold because I had a few things in mind that I thought it would help if it could be used that way. So I decided to test it out. I actually thought it worked equally well cold, and here is what I would personally will be using it for. Under eye puffiness, Migraine relief, cooling down. If you do use this cold don’t put it directly on your eyes, try it just above the eyes or below depending on what you are trying to do. And remember this is not what it is recommended for.

I did receive my Soothing Eye Mask at a discount for review purposes. However, all opinions expressed are honest and my own.

Tell me in the comments below if you have tried anything like this before.

 

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Plus Size OOTD – It’s All About The Midi

Society Plus Midi Skirt and Asos Curve Mock Neck Sweater

Society Plus Midi Skirt and Asos Curve Mock Neck Sweater

I wear all different lengths of skirts, but since I was a very young girl I have always felt that the midi length skirt was the perfect length. There is something about length that just screams femininity to me. So I was sad that for years they just weren’t in style. But for a little over a year now they have made a comeback in a big way.

Here I am wearing the Soiree Midi Skirt from Society Plus. This comes in seven color options. I have on the Navy/Pink Floral option. This particular pattern is sold out in a couple of sizes because all of these skirts have been included in their Winter Clearance sale. However all sizes are available in several of the patterns. The price is great. Originally they were $69.99, now just $28.00. And I believe this is also combinable with the Love Leap event which gives you $15, $35, or $100 off depending on how much you spend. That is potentially 50% off. But the LoveLeap event end at Midnight tonight. (2/15/17)

This plus size Soiree Midi Skirt from Society Plus is made for twirling

This is one of those skirts that are made for twirling. And who doesn’t love a skirt that twirls? I know I certainly do. It has a lot of natural volume to it. You could get even more volume by putting a petticoat under it.

I am wearing a size 18/20. For reference I typically wear a size 20W or 2X at most plus size stores like Torrid and Lane Bryant. My measurements are Bust:49″ Waist:42″ Hips:54″.

ASOS Plus Size New Look Plus Turtleneck Top

I have paired with it a the New Look Plus Turtleneck Top from ASOS. I am wearing a size US 18/UK 22. There is only a couple of sizes left in these. So if they don’t have your size and you want something that will go with it equally as well, you might try the Sheer Luck Long Sleeve Top in Navy from Society Plus.

Graceland Shoes with my Plus Size OOTD

My shoes are a pair of Graceland Shoes. I have had them for several years now, so they are no longer available. But I did find a similar pair, the Graceland Bar Shoes. This brand is reasonably prices and relatively comfortable. One warning though. I do think they run a little small in length, not width. I typically wear a US 9, but in this brand I always have to buy a US 10 or EU 40.

 

Tell me in the comments below what your favorite skirt length is.
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Product Review – Sela Pore Cleaner

Sela Pore Cleaner


I recently got the Sela Pore Cleaner to try out. You may not be familiar with the name, but you may have seen a video of a similar product going around social media. The video shows a woman using a pore cleaner on her nose and it suctioning all sorts of white heads and black heads, and just all the leftover junk you don’t want in your pores.

Ever since I saw that video I have been a little obsessed with the idea of getting one, but I also knew that if I was going to spend the money on a pore cleaner it had to meet certain criteria. Here is what I was looking for:

  • Cordless
  • Rechargeable
  • Easy to clean
  • Easy to use

The one from Sela really hit all those marks for me. So when I was given the chance to purchase it at a discount for review purposes I jumped at the chance.

It came in packaged nicely, no worries about it being damaged during shipping.

Sela Pore Cleaner

And here is what you get with it:

  • 1 Pore cleaning unit
  • 4 Tips
  • 1 Charging cable
  • 1 Instruction manual
  • Pack of replacement rings
  • Pack of replacement filters

Everything that comes with the Sela Pore Cleaner

They give you a few tips of things to do before you use it for the first time. Here is what they suggest:

  • For the first time to use the tool, please apply it on the hand or neck to adapt to the operating and suctioning.
  • Please clean the nozzle before and after use.
  • For best results, we recommend you treat your skin with facial steamer or heated towel for 3~5 minutes that helps to open the pores before removing the blackhead.
  • Our product has a stronger suction than other’s, so please DO NOT keeping or staying the nozzle on the skin for long time, just move it around gently, otherwise it may hurt the skin or leave bruise.
  • After the treatment, use the iced facial sheet mask or cold water to calm the skin and close the pores, in order to avoid infection please do not touch the skin with your hands.
  •  DO NOT use the tool on same place too much, up to once per week. Please stop using the tool if any adverse reactions occur.

So I actually tested the pore cleaner out a couple of times. I decided to try it once as instructed and once without the steam to open my pores. I wanted to see how much of a difference that part would make. I only used two of the tips, the small round tip and the thin oval tip.

Here is just a short video clip of me using the actual pore cleaner. This is from the time I used the steam prior to use.

As you can see in the video there is quite a bit of suction, and that is not even the highest setting. I did get something out of my pores both times, but both times were about the same amount. And it wasn’t much, at least not like what is shown in the video I referenced earlier. Now my thought for this is that 1. I have dry skin that isn’t super prone to acne. and 2. I do double cleanse (sometimes triple cleanse) and doing the 8 step Korean skin care routine every night, it probably doesn’t leave me with a huge amount to clean out of my pores like most people would have.

I also washed my face before using this, who know what happened in the video that is floating around. I did get things out of my pores, so I know it worked. I feel like I want to keep playing around with this. I definitely want to try out the tip that is for microdermabrasion on myself. And I would like to see if one my oily skin, acne prone friend will let me experiment on them a bit.

Once I have had more time to experiment I will either do anther blog post or talk about it on one of my social media accounts. If you would like to try this yourself, you can find the Sela Pore Cleaner on Amazon. It sells for $49.99, and if you want one I suggest getting it soon as they don’t have many left.

Tell me in the comments below if you have tried one of these pore cleaners before. If so, which one did you buy?
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Hidden Gems Of Amazon – ESPRLIA Women’s Clothing

Hidden Gems of Amazon

Hidden Gems of Amazon

Time for another Hidden Gems Of Amazon. This time I am focusing on a brand instead of one single item. Lets take a look at ESPRLIA. If you caught my Valentine’s Day Look Book a couple of weeks ago, then you saw this dress.

ESPRLIA Plus Size Lace Dress

This is the ESPRLIA Womens Plus Size Retro Glam Lace Dress. It is currently on sale for $25.99 with free PRIME shipping. It is available in three color combos. I am wearing the black lace with purple lining option here.

The fit is great and the material feels nice. The belt is loose (no belt loops) so you can adjust it and tie it how it suits you, or not wear it at all. As I mentioned on the Valentine’s day post, the size chart they have posted in their photos is accurate. It is available in sizes 1X to 5X. I have on a 3X, I would typically order a 2X or 20W at most plus size stores like Lane Bryant or Torrid. My measurements are Bust:49″ Waist:42″ Hips:54″.

Plus Size Lace Retro Glam Dress from ESPRLIA

This particular dress had been sent to me from the seller, for review purposes. However, I want to share with you a second dress I have from them that I bought myself.

ESPRLIA Women's Plus Size Lace stitching Wrap V Neck Evening & Cocktail Party Dress

This is the ESPRLIA Women’s Plus Size V Neck Evening and Cocktail Party Dress. It is currently selling for $9.99 with free Prime Shipping. Available in three color options. I have on the Wine Red color.

Back view of ESPRILIA Plus Size Dress

As you can see this is a much more bodycon type of dress. It is also available in sizes 1X to 5X. I ordered the same 3X size as I did with the other dress. I do feel like it fit well, however you must be very body confident to wear this dress.

I do not wear shapewear often. This is actually the first piece of clothing I blogged about that I am wearing shapewear with. The top portion of the dress is quite thick. The bottom portion is very thin. Even with the shapewear you can still see every imperfection of my body. Now my husband absolutely went crazy for this. He thought it looked great on me. I think it looks okay, but it is on the verge of being outside my comfort zone, and I feel like I am pretty body confident.

I also feel like this might be one of those cases where it might be better suited to a different body type than mine. I have a B body rather than the smooth O that a lot of plus size girls have. So I have lumps and rolls in addition to my curves from being an hourglass.

But this brand has lots of other dresses to choose from. I am sure that I will be purchasing other dresses from them in the future. If you would like to see what else they have to offer, you can check out the ESPRLIA Store Front on Amazon.

Tell me in the comments below if you have tried anything from this brand, and what did you think?

 

 

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Top Ten – Liquid Foundations and BB Creams For Dry and/or Textured Skin

Top Ten Liquid Foundations and BB Creams

You know I love a series here on the blog. So here is another series, Top Ten. For right now I will be sticking to various beauty and skin care favorites. I will see after I get finishes with everything if I want to move on to another area. Only time will tell.

Top Ten Liquid Foundations and BB Creams

As you can tell by the title of this post, our first Top Ten will be Liquid Foundations and BB Creams for Dry and/or Textured Skin. I wanted to make sure I covered this because I always seem to have a hard time finding information on the face products for dry skin.

These won’t be in any particular order of favor, just a list of ten. I have decided to mix both liquid foundations and BB Creams because they serve a similar purpose, just a different amount of coverage. This is probably going to be the only makeup list where you won’t find any drugstore picks, though there is definitely at least one option that is priced like a drugstore brand. While I certainly like drugstore brands for a lot of things, there are only a couple that don’t contain a derivative or chemical twin of Balsam Of Peru, and unfortunately I don’t find them to be great on my dry textured skin.

1. boscia B.B. Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 27 PA++

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This probably has the least amount of coverage out of all of the ones I am including on this list. This is one of a couple that I like for good skin days and I just want to go really casual, but I want more than bare skin. I have heard some people complain that this has shimmer in it. Don’t be concerned if you see this in yours. What you are actually seeing is the physical sunscreen that is used. Once the product is applied to your skin it is no longer noticeable.

2. Clinique Even Better Makeup SPF 15

Clinique Even Better Makeup SPF 15

As funny as this may sound, this is the foundation that got away. And I will explain. I had received some samples of this awhile back. None of the shades on the sample card matched me, but there was one close enough that I gave it try since I wasn’t really going anywhere that day. I loved the way this one wore and made my skin feel. And if you read up on this foundation you will find it has almost skin care like qualities. Top it off with a price that isn’t bad. I was excited to find a color match. I made my way to Sephora the next week and promptly found out that Clinique just does not make shades that matches me. But I honestly still wanted to include this in the list for all you ladies who have more of a red undertone to your skin. It really impressed me that much, someone should be wearing it.

3. Baviphat Urban Dollkiss All in One A to Z Cream

Baviphat Urban Dollkiss All in One A to Z Cream

This is the most economical choice out of the group selling for just $12.00. Out of all of the BB Creams that made the list, this has the most coverage. Maybe it’s because this is more than just a BB Cream. It is a multi-function all in one cream base, acts as BB, CC and primer. I even use this sometimes as an under eye concealer.

4. Marc Jacobs Beauty Genius Gel Super–Charged Oil–Free Foundation

Marc Jacobs Beauty Genius Gel Super–Charged Oil–Free Foundation

This is the one with the most coverage on my list. It is listed as a medium coverage, however I feel it is closer to full coverage. This one works well on dry skin, but not as well on textured skin. It won’t settle in fine lines, so it also works well for aging skin.

5. Hourglass Illusion® Hyaluronic Skin Tint

Hourglass Illusion® Hyaluronic Skin Tint

If you love all things Hyaluronic Acid like I do, you may fall in love with this foundation. It behaves like a BB Cream with the coverage of a foundation. Great for mature and dry skin. It has that great cooling sensation that you get with any product with Hyaluronic Acid. And like all products from Hourglass it is fragrance free and made without the harsh chemicals.

6. Dr. Jart+ Premium Beauty Balm SPF 45

Dr. Jart+ Premium Beauty Balm SPF 45

There are four different Dr. Jart+ BB Cream formulas. This is one of the two that I have on this list. This is the most moisturizing formula they have, and it will leave you with a dewy look. I really love the dewy look, but this one I always feel I have to use a setting powder with or it will transfer.

7. Dr. Jart+ Black Label Detox BB Beauty Balm

Dr. Jart+ Black Label Detox BB Beauty Balm

The second BB Cream I like from Dr. Jart+ is this Black Label One. Almost as moisturizing, but the finish isn’t quite as dewy. This one is recommended for normal or combination skin, but I feel like it works just as well on my dry skin. I never feel like I have to use a setting powder with this one, but when I do I still don’t feel like I look dry.

8. stila Aqua Glow Serum Foundation

stila Aqua Glow Serum Foundation

This gives you the dewiest look possible and a head start on highlight. This one always wears perfectly on my dry skin. In a lot of ways I would say my skin might even look better after wearing it. The cap which doubles as a dropper has a learning curve to it, but it’s not too hard to figure out. This is one of the more expensive ones on the list, but from my perspective it is worth the price.

9. NARS Sheer Glow Foundation

NARS Sheer Glow Foundation

This gives the most natural looking skin out of the foundations that I have listed. It has sheer to buildable coverage, hence the Sheer part of the name. Now since it has the Glow in the name you might think it will have a radiant dewy finish like the stila foundation, but it does not. The foundation is more of a Satin. There is a glow but it is very subtle.

10. Josie Maran Vibrancy Argan Oil Foundation Fluid

Josie Maran Vibrancy Argan Oil Foundation Fluid

This one also has a dewy radiant finish, but it is somewhere in between the NARS foundation and the stila one. As you can see this foundation won the Best of Beauty Award from allure last year. I think out of all the foundation choices, this one has the potential to work with the most skin types.

 

Let me know in the comments below what your favorite foundation is. And let me know what you would like me to push to the front of the line for this top ten series.

 

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Plus Size OOTD – Jumpsuit 70’s Style

Simply Be Jumpsuit paired with a Worthington Plus Blouse

Simply Be Plus Size Pinafore Jumpsuit

I really love a good jumpsuit. But it is really hard for me to find one that fits me. Most I have tried in recent years (especially from US brands) seem to be only made for women with short torsos. I am always trying to find one with a good fit, so when this one came in and actually fit me comfortably I was ecstatic. This is the Simply Be Wide Leg Pinafore Jumpsuit. It comes in sizes 8 to 22, but they seem to be out of size 22 at the moment. I am wearing a size 20, which is what I typically wear at most traditionally sized plus size brands like Lane Bryant and Torrid. For reference my measurements are Bust:49″ Waist:42″ Hips: 54″. I did have about an 1.5″ of fabric hemmed from the legs.

70's style plus size jumpsuit

I really love the little touches that hint at the seventies, like the pinafore top, the wide flare legs. Even the material feels like the seventies. In addition to those kinds of touches, one of the things I think a lot of people will love is…it has pockets. And I know how much a lot of you ladies love pockets.

Simply Be Jumpsuit paired with a Worthington Plus Blouse

I have it paired with the Worthington Short-Sleeve Tie-Neck Blouse with Pleated Sleeve. They are sold at JC Penny and come in size 0X to 3X. I have on a 2X, and I think it fits true to size. It is no longer available in this red color, but they still have it in a pink. But if you are looking for something in red I think the Worthington Accordian Sleeve V-Neck Bow Blouse would look equally as striking.

Side view of the Simply Be Jumpsuit paired with GAP Platform heels

My shoes are platform heels from GAP. They are no longer available. I think just about any black heels will look good with this outfit. I personally like the wood heel look just because it is another nod to the 70s.

 

Tell me in the comments below if you would rock a jumpsuit.

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Week Four Of My Sheet Mask Challenge #newyearnewskin

New Year New Skin Challenge

New Year New Skin Challenge

So this will technically be for more than just week four. This month gave us a another half of a week to work with, so rather than make a second post for half of a week I am combining this into one. This will conclude the challenge and be the last post.

If you have not seen the previous posts and would like to get caught up on what I have done so far this month you can check out Week One, Week Two, and Week Three.

 

Day 22

Purederm Jojoba Oil Shiny & Hydrating Hair Mask

This is one of those days that I stretched the rules. This isn’t a sheet mask, it is a hair mask. It’s the Purederm Jojoba Oil Shiny & Hydrating Hair Mask. This is really one of the best hair masks for anyone who has very dry hair. I bought mine on Beauteque’s website. They are currently sold out and I couldn’t find anywhere else that has it in stock currently. However Beauteque does still currently have their Honey Vital Radiance Hair Mask and the Chamomile Nourishing Repair Hair Mask. They sell for $4.99 at regular price. And for most people there will be enough for two to three applications in a packet.

Day 23

NOHJ Tencel Sheet Mask

This is the no:hj Aqua Soothing Mask Pack Hyaluronic Acid. I bought mine on Beauteque, but they don’t seem to have these anymore. I have linked you to YesStyle. It is safe to buy from there, but expect a long wait as they ship from China. And their price on this is a little high. Most of their prices are reasonable, but not on this. I had paid $1.90 for this through Beauteque. On YesStyle it is $4.75. And quite honestly, I like this mask fine, but it is nothing special. If you really want to try it go for it, but I would get something better for that price tag.

Day 24

Heated Eye Mask

I received these in a Kira Kira Box from Japan Crate. I am not certain about the name because very little was in English on the package but I think it is from Graphic Co. It is a Heated Eye Mask. These are great in general. Very nice feeling when you are trying to fall asleep. I also like to use them for my dry eyes since my doctor wants me to use moist heat. These are so convenient. I can’t tell you where to get these, but you can find similar items on most websites that sell Korean skin care products.

Day 25

Holika Holika Monkey Glamour Lip Mask

This is the Holika Holika Golden Monkey Glamour Lip 3 Step Kit. I liked this mask set. It left my lips feeling soft, but I don’t think the results were long enough lasting. The first step is like a wipe that helps wipe away the dead skin on your lips. The second is a hydrogel mask for your lips for immediate hydrating. And the third step is a honey sleeping mask for your lips. This costs $6.99 at regular price.

Day 26

Vita Genic Whitening Jelly Mask

This is the Whitening Jelly Mask Infused with Jeju Oranges for Vitamin C Toning by Vita Genic . I really liked this mask. It was unique compared to other masks I have tried. It was like a hybrid between a regular sheet mask and a hydrogel mask. It costs $11.90 for a 5 pack or a $19.99 for a 10 pack.

Day 27

Dr. Morita Moisturizing Essence Eye Mask

This is the Dr Morita Moisturizing Essence Eye Mask 8 Pairs. These were unusual for me. It was the first time I have ever used an eye mask that is not hydrogel. They felt great though, very cooling and refreshing.

Day 28

I skipped this day due to not feeling well.

 

Day 29

Choosy Peach Lip Mask

This is another item I received in the Kira Kira box from Japan Crate. If you are interested in trying this I see that they are available on YesStyle. It is the Sun Smile – Pure Smile Choosy Lip Pack (Peach). I didn’t really care for these. There wasn’t anything wrong with them, but they just were not nearly as good as the ones I have used previously. This sells for $3.60

Day 30

Magical Beauty Deck Out Women Crystal Eyelid Patch

This is the Deck of Women Collagen Crystal Eye Mask Eyelid Patch. These are one of my favorite eye masks that I have been using for the longest times. I feel like I see the biggest results from these and they are really reasonably priced. Get a 20 pack for just $9.99

Day 31

Koelf Cosmetics Pearl Shea Butter Hydrogel Mask Pack

This is the Koelf Hydro-gel Mask Pack – Pearl & Shea Butter. I tried to save the best for last. It definitely didn’t disappoint in performance. It felt great and made my skin so soft. I was very disappointed however that it tore on me. That is the first time a hydrogel mask has torn on me. This sells for $3.80 at regular price.

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