I found these boxes on clearence in Walmart and promptly did a poll to see if you wanted to see them reviewd toghether of seperatly. The poll came out fifty -fifty so I dcided to do it seperatly.

I reviewed one of the other Walmart Beauty Favorites boxes on Saturday(here) That ones were all about eyes, today’s box is all about glow!

DSC_0319DSC_0322FOUND Coconut Sheet Mask $2.50

I used this the other night and I was really happy with it. I have mixed feelings about sheet masks in general, this one is distinctly on the better side. The sheet its self is very thin and soft, and it fit my face pretty well. It was still a little weird around my nose, but I haven’t found a  sheet mask that wasn’t

My skin felt so nice and refreshed after the twenty minutes and it definitely left a dewy glow.

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COVERGIRL Vitalist Healthy Glow Highlighter in Sundown $8.94

I’m not actually sure how I feel about this product yet, I love the idea of it and there is no denying it’s a beautiful highlighter, I’m just not a big fan of cream products.

Like I said this is a beautiful highlighter, but the color is a little off for me to use on the normal places I would typically use a highlighter. The texture in the tube is really bouncy and soft, one on its cream and blends beautifully. I think I will use this more as a cream eyeshadow, it works really well for that and is super quick and easy to pop on the lid and blend out.

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HARD CANDY Rose Gold Highlighter $8.00

I couldn’t actually find this online, so I think it might have been revamped it into the Just Glow Illuminating Duo, so that’s where I took the price from.

Overall this is a decent little highlighter, but I was expecting a little more shine from it. It is a pretty champagne pink, the formula is a little dusty and it isn’t a strong highlight but it does have a nice little glow.

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WET N WILD MegaGlow Highlighting Powder in Precious Petals $4.99

All the reviews aren’t wrong! This is a gorgeous highlighter.

This was what made me want to get the box in the first place, having heard so many great things about this highlighter I finally decided I needed it. It is a stunning champagne pink, the formula is soft and pigmented.

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MILANI Make It Dewy Setting Spray $10.00  

This seems to be a good little setting spray, it is supposed to “prime, set, and hydrate while also giving you a brightness boost”.

The whole dewy makeup thing is something I’m still trying to get the hang of,  so I don’t know if I’m the best judge. I really like how soft and light the spray is, it feels like a refreshing mist, and it makes my face look fresh and glowy.

Final Thoughts.

This box was originally $10, and I got it on clearance for $5, and it claims to be valued over $24. After adding up the prices of each individual item the total value came out to be $34.43, so even though I wasn’t crazy about the Hard Candy highlighter I still feel like I got a lot more than my money worth.

Remember to check out my last post (here)

 

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I was perusing the beauty section of my local Walmart when I came across these Walmart Beauty Favorites Boxes on clearance for $5.00. There were three boxes, one for eyes, one for lips and one for face. I only picked up two, eyes and face. I went back yesterday to get the one for lips but all of the boxes were sold out.

I did a poll to see if I should review these boxes together or separately and to the verdict was exactly fifty-fifty so I decided to do them separately.

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Today it’s Time For Eyes!

This box contains sixes products, all for your eyes, so without farther ado, let’s get started.

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DSC_0431COVERGIRL TruNaked Nudes Palette $9.98

This palette feels very familiar I feel like I have had it or one very similar to it before. It has eight shadows.

Buff: Is a cream shade that is slightly pearly finish.

Shell: This is the same cream shade as Buff but it’s matte

Champagne: Is my favorite in the palette, it is a lovely champagne pink shimmer.

Fawn: I used shadows this color all the time, they are my go-to crease color. It is a light cool-toned brown.

Mink: This is a really pretty shimmery taupe shadow, it is definitely my second favorite.

Cocoa:  A nice basic dark brown matte.

Coffee: This is a very warm dark brown shimmer.

Sable: A basic matte black.

While I love the colors in this palette the shadows are quite powdery, and there is quite a bit of fallout.

DSC_0425DSC_0424ALMAY Shadow Squad in Cause A Stir $4.99

I was a little confused by this at first, but after looking online I found that it is meant to be one shadow with four different finishes, matte, satin, metallic, and glitter.

I haven’t used these on my eyes yet, but just from swatching, I’m not very impressed. After watching them I could see differences between the matte and the glitter, but the metallic and the satin looked pretty indistinguishable, and they are not very pigmented at all even after really rubbing my finger in them.

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MAYBELLINE Lasting Drama Eyeliner in Sleek Onyx $7.99

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L’OREAL Lash Paradise Mascara $8.97

This mascara was the reason I wanted to get this box in the first place, I have heard so many great things about it and was looking for it when I found these boxes.

I really like the shape of the wand I find it really easy to use, and it catches the lashes better. after one coat, my lashes looked longer and more upturned, and with two they are full and fluttery but not clumpy or spidery.

What it didn’t know is that there are three versions of this mascara, the classic, the waterproof, and the washable, this is washable. The washable means that it is designed to be easy to remove with just water, which means it isn’t good for people who have watery eyes, which is me. Now that I know I like this mascara I will definitely look for the classic version so I don’t have to worry about it running.DSC_0470

E.L.F Essential Brow Wax Pencil $2.00

I like a lot of ELF’s products but I really don’t like this. I tried using it over brow product like I normally would and smudged my brows quite a bit. I tried it again just to neaten up my natural brows and it was really tacky and flattened out my brow hairs.DSC_0420

KISS Lashes in Little Black Dress $5.99

First off I was a little disappointed that these didn’t come with a lash glue, so I had to go and buy some so I could try them out. I have only worn false lashes once before and they were not good quality so I didn’t bother trying any others, but I was really impressed with these.

These lashes look pretty natural and blend in with my lashes, and they were surprisingly easy to apply I did cut them so so they look more seamless. I still don’t think I will start wearing falsies regularly, but I will be holding on to these for a special occasion.

Final Thoughts.

This box was original $10 and claims to be valued over $37, and after doing a little research and a little bit of math I found that it is worth $39.92. Even though there are a couple of products that didn’t work for me I definitely worth the $5 I spent on it.

Part two of Walmart Beauty Favorites Box will be up on Monday, so be sure to keep an eye out, it has some awesome highlighters in it.

Have you tried any of these products?

Anna.

It’s time for another Degustabox review!

Degustabox is a monthly subscription plan which contains 9-14 surprise food products with each box. The items are selected from name brands, will contain new flavors, and give you a new option to think about the next time you’re looking for a break in your eating routine. Find out more about Degustabox (here)

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LUNDBERG FAMILY FARMS Cinnamon Sugar Red Rice & Quinoa Tortilla Chips $3.49

“Perfectly sweet and wonderfully nostalgic, our Cinnamon Sugar chips are as good as your imagination hopes they’ll be. Keep your feet on the ground and your taste buds in the sky, and most importantly enjoy every bite.”

The White Cheddar version of these came in the February box and I loved them, so I was really interested to try these.

These have a very subtle sweetness and I love the flavor of the chips themselves. I can imagine these being really nice paired with a mango salsa or any fresh fruit-based salsa.

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ZOLLIPOPS $3.99 for 3oz Package

“Zollipops are sugar free, non-GMO, gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, and kosher. Each pack comes in a convenient re-sealable pouch. Know as The After You Eat Treat, enjoy one after every meal, up to 3 per day, for cleaner, healthier smile.”

I got some of the Zaffi Taffy by the same company last month and I thought it was really fun to have a sweet candy that is good for your teeth.

While I do really like these and I think they are fun, they are definitely designed more for kids and not something I would use regularly enough to repurchase.

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WALKERS Pure Vanilla Shortbread $4.49

“Walkers Vanilla shortbread is light, airy and has a crumbly texture. Made using Walker’s original shortbread recipe, perfectly complemented by real vanilla.”

I was so excited to see Walker’s shortbread in the box! I have always been a big fan of Walker’s cookies, their shortbread is simply the best, it’ melts in your mouth and its so light and buttery.

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GOYA Corn Tortillas $2.29

“As popular in America as sliced bread, tortillas are enjoyed worldwide as the main ingredient in quesadillas, tacos, and burritos, or sliced and fried as tortilla chips, or used in wraps around your favorite sandwiches.”

Corn tortillas are so much better then flour ones in my opinion, we had some of these with chicken tacos the other night and they were so nice. I really like that you get thirty in the pack, that will last my family a good while.

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TRUE LEMON Crystallized Lemon $4.99

“Perfect for water, tea and recipes. 0 calories, 0g sugar, and no artificial sweeteners. No artificial colors, preservatives, sodium or gluten.”

I haven’t tried this one yet but I’m really curious to see how it works. They say you can use this as a drink flavoring or you can use it in recipes and I love lemon, especially in the summer, so I can’t wait to make something with this.

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TICKLE WATER $1.29

“Tickle Water is a naturally flavored sparkling water created with kids in mind but enjoyed by all ages. Our lightly carbonated sparkler in a super stylish package is free form sugar, sweeteners, sodium, preservatives, and of course had zero calories.”

I drink a lot of sparkling water so it was nice to try out a different brand.

This was really nice and refreshing and I loved the watermelon flavor. It is a lightly carbonated water, which I’m assuming is because it is designed with kids in mind.

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GOYA Black Beans $0.99

“Low Sodium Black beans are part of Goya’s growing line of “Better For You” products. Plump, whole, tender black beans in a can with 70% less sodium than the original.”

I haven’t used this yet, but black beans are pretty much a staple in our pantry.

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GOYA SAZONADOR TOTAL The Perfect Seasoning $3.59

“Rub it on meats, poultry, and fish. Add to salads, soups, sauces, and vegetables. Enhances the natural flavors of feed with the perfect mix of natural ingredients.”

I was really excited to try this because it smells really good, but it does have MSG in it which is something we generally try to avoid.

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THAT’S IT. Apple, Mango & Chili Fruit Bar $1.69

“That’s It is a snack company dedicated to simple and easy ingredients made from real fruits, veggies, and dark chocolate.”

I love the idea behind it and that it is made with such good ingredients, but honestly I wasn’t a fan of this fruit bar, the flavor was good but the texture was just slimy and made it hard for me to eat.

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MUTTI Peeled Tomatoes $2.99 

“Mutti peeled tomatoes have their skins removed and them they are immersed in a delicious, velvety pasta. Processing and packaging all occur within 24 hours of harvesting to preserve the authentic taste of freshly picked tomatoes.”

We used these the other night and my mom and I were both really impressed with the quality and taste of them. We needed tomato sauce for a recipe so we used half of the can and pureed them and it worked perfectly.

My favorite things this month are definitely the shortbread cookies followed closely by the Tickle Water.

What would be your favorite?

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I believe this foundation has been around for awhile but I have only just started to hear things about it, and as my serum foundation from The Ordinary is almost gone it seemed like the perfect time to try it out.

Wet N Wild is another brand that I haven’t gotten around to trying products from, I feel like I might have used a nail polish from them ages ago but I don’t really remember.

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This foundation is $5.99 and come is twenty shade. After poking around some online reviews on various places, one of the only consistent negative things about it is the limited shade range. Twenty shades don’t seem that limited but when looking at them all together I did notice that the majority of them are on the fairer side and there are only three that might work for darker skin tones. Also, I believe that the darker shades are only available online.

I went for Porcelain which is the lightest shade they have, and it works perfectly for me.

This foundation claims to be a “your skin, only better” skin perfecting, lightweight, light defusing, and camera ready.

  • High-performing, breakthrough formula
  • Featuring light-adjusting complex to help prevent white cast in photos
  • Tested under 7 light conditions with and without the use of flash

As far as how this works for photos I don’t really know, I haven’t taken many pictures of my face since starting to use this, but I have had a lot of good makeup days.

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This has a light coverage that is buildable to a medium, the coverage looks very natural on the skin and feels light and comfortable. As far as flawless goes, it evens out my skin, canceling out any redness, and hiding my pores, leave it looks like you have better skin, but not like you are wearing a lot of foundation. When I’m home I only use a concealer on any major spots I might have and that’s enough, but for a flawless finish, I still will go for a spot concealer and an undereye concealer.

So not really flawless on its own, but it does create a lovely base that the rest of my makeup applies beautifully over.

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If you haven’t used this foundation yet I’d say it’s a must try, you can’t really go wrong for $5.99. I can definitely see this being a foundation I go back to and repurchasing.

Anna.

I’ve never really been interested when makeup companies come out with movie-themed collections, even for movies I have enjoyed, it’s just never interested me. Something about these really intrigued me when I found them in TJ Maxx, my first thought was “wait really?”,  and my second was that I had to get them.

Cargo is a brand I have been aware for a couple of years but I’ve never gotten around to trying out. If I’m going to spend a good amount of money on a product, it’s going to be one that I’ve seen other bloggers talk about so brands like Cargo take a back seat.

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One of the things that intrigued me was the fact that I didn’t know that there was a Star Wars makeup collection, I thought I would have heard something about it by now. In the past, I had heard so many people talking about Lorac’s Beauty & The Beast collection, and their Pirates Of The Caribbean collection, and whenever MAC comes out with a Disney collection it’s always a big deal. So why hadn’t I heard anything about Cargo’s?

From the boxes, I decided these must have come out around the same time as The Last Jedi and after a little bit of poking around on Instagram, I found that they were released on November 22.

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Enough with my ramblings!

I have mentioned before how particular I am about mascaras, I have tried a lot of different ones and there are maybe three that I would go back to and buy again. So I bought these more out of curiosity and had fairly low expectations.

I’m a huge fan of the packaging of these, not so much the boxes, but I really like the bold yet simple black and gold.

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First Order Volumizing Mascara

“The high performance intense black mascara creates gorgeous lashes that look thicker and multi-dimensional in one stroke so you will be ready to rule the galaxy ”

This mascara has a medium tapered cone-shaped wand, not the wand style that I usually prefer. Usually, this shape is a little more awkward for me to use and I tend to make more mistakes with it.

As long as I’m extra when applying I have found this to be a really great mascara, it definitely adds volume and it does add a bit of length as well.  I have been wearing it every other day for the past couple of weeks and I haven’t notest any smudging, I have noticed a few flakes here and there after a few hours of wear.

So, my only problems with this mascara are, that it flakes a little with I counteract by using a lash primer and that it looks slightly messy after two coats.

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The Resistance Lengthening  Mascara

“This lengthening mascara contains coconut oil and special lifting polymers to ensure your lashes are as bold as the Resistance!”

The wand on this one is more of the classic mascara wand, it is wide in the middle and slightly thinner on both ends. I find this style of a wand to be easier to use neatly, which is important as I’m bad at applying it at the best of times.

This one gives a neater finish, while still giving lots of lengths, it also gives a surprising amount of volume as well. I love the fluttery look this one gives my lashes, and that the look is a bit more polished. This one has a little bit or flaking as well, but again, I haven’t noticed any smudging, so the flakes can be easily brushed away.

 Final Thoughts:

After using both of these mascaras I started to wonder if the only difference between them was the packaging and the wand, but while comparing ingredients I discovered that while they both have some ingredients in common there are quite a few that are specific to each one.

Overall I am hugely impressed with both of these mascaras, and I think I would consider paying full price for them in the future. I found these at TJ Maxx for $3.99 each and the retail price is $20.00 each.

There are also corresponding eyeshadow palettes to go with each mascara, The Dark Side, and The LightSide which I’m hoping show up at TJ Maxx as well.

If I had to pick a favorite between these two mascaras I guess it would have to be The Resistance as I prefer the wand style and the neater finish, but you really couldn’t go wrong with either of these.

Anna.

When most people think of Maine, they think of lobster, lighthouses, and blueberries, but there is really nothing more quintessentially Maine then Portland Head Light.

Last weekend we head to Cape Elizabeth and spent the afternoon wandering around Fort Williams Park. I brought my camera with me and wanted to share some of my lovely day with you.

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A little history.

“Portland Head has long protected Portland and the adjacent area. Cape Elizabeth residents were deeply committed to American independence from British rule. In 1776, the new Town of Cape Elizabeth posted a guard of eight soldiers at Portland Head to warn citizens of coming British attacks.

In 1787, the Massachusetts legislature provided $750 to begin construction of a lighthouse. In 1790, when the United States Government took over the responsibility of all lighthouses, Congress appropriated $1,500 for its completion. The original tower measured 72′ from base to lantern deck and was lit with 16 whale oil lamps. It was first lit on January 10, 1791.

Construction of the first Keeper’s Quarters began in 1790 as the result of a contract signed by Massachusetts Governor John Hancock. A one-story dwelling built to replace the first keeper’s house was erected in 1816. It measured 34′ x 20′ with two rooms, a cellar and a porch in the rear.

By 1864 a 4th order Fresnel lens and a cast iron staircase were installed.”

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I’m hoping to do a lot more of this style posts over the summer, so let me know if that is something you would like to see. In future, I would like to make them more chatty, but this time we really just wandered around the park.

Anna.

Hello!

I’m back with another Favorites post! I didn’t have a chance to do one in April and that made me sad, but I’m back on track now.

May has seen some discoveries as well as some rediscoveries,

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ZUE BEAUTY Exfoliating Facial Scrub 

I’ve been really enjoying this scrub it’s a really gentle exfoliator with a creamy base. This is meant to be used twice a week and massaged into the skin for three minutes.

My skin has been feeling really nice lately and I definitely credit this scrub, as well as a mixture of other new products I’ve been using.

I did a full review of this scrub and the Restoring Night Cream a couple of weeks ago(here)

ZUE BEAUTY Restoring Night cream

I have been using this every night since I got it and it’s one of the nicest night creams I’ve tried so far. It smells amazing, it’s light and absorbed into the skin really well. I know night creams are supposed to be more intense than day cream, which often leads to them being a little tacky. As I often do my evening routine several hours before I go to bed I don’t like that sticky feeling.

The only problem I have with this is that it’s so small, so I’ll be sad when it’s gone.

FRESH PICKENS Sweet Basil Salve Of The Earth

I did a review of this and some other lovely products for Fresh Pickins in April (here).

I have been using this salve on my nail regularly this month, and they have been looking and feeling really nice, both my nail and the skin around them seem healthier.

HASK ARGAN Dry Shampoo

First off I love the smell of this, it has a sweet orange scent. Other than that it’s just a really nice dry shampoo, it does tend to be a bit more powdery then some so I just have to be sure to brush it through thoroughly.

PHYSICIANS FORMULA Conceal RX

This one is a rediscovery for me.  I have been trying out a lot of different concealers lately, but this one is foolproof, it’s high-coverage, easy to blend, and a little goes a long way.

MILANI Stroblight Highlighter in Afterglow 

This is actually my mom’s but she wasn’t using it so I adopted it. This highlight is a beautiful pearlescent white that just glows in the prettiest way.

BAREMINERALS Marvelous Moxie Buttercream Lip Gloss

I actually don’t think BareMinerals makes the Marvelous Moxie products anymore, but I’m thinking their Gen Nude lip glosses might just be the reformulated version of them.

I have this gloss in three shades but my favorite right now is Perky Peony. It is a pretty light pink.

BURT’S BEES Statin Lipstick in Blush Basin

I picked this up a couple of weeks ago and I’m loving! It’s the perfect “my lips but better” shade for me and is so soft and comfortable on. I would highly recommend you try these lipsticks out if you get the chance.

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Right to Left/ Blush Basin/ Percky Peony/ Conceal Rx/ Afterglow.

That ‘s it for my May beauty favorites, but I do have a couple of random things that I’ve been enjoying this month.

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Josh Groban

I’ve loved his music for years, but I had stopped listing for a while, probably about a year, but

I recently started up again. In particular two of his newer songs, Hideaway and Symphony.

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Matt Belsante

Matt Belsante’s new album Nice ‘N’ Easy was released in January, but I have only started listening to it within the last couple of months. If you love the classic crooner style you will love this album. You’d Be So Nice To Come To is my favorite song on this album.

The Greatest Showman

We finally got around to watching The Greatest Showman and it surpassed all my expectations, I absolutely loved it. I already want to watch it again, I have had Tightrope going through my head all week.

What have you been loving this month?

March Favorites    February Favorites

Some of these products were sent to me, but that does not alter my opinion. 

There is something so incredibly sweet about this time of year, the snow is finally gone and the fresh bright sunlight is shining through the baby leaves on the trees, and different flowers are popping up every day.

I was inside taking blog photos when the sound of the windchimes floated through my window, convincing me to take my camera out into the sunshine.

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The Crabapple tree will be in full bloom soon which I’m really looking forward to, the pretty pale pink blossoms always smell so sweet.

I know this post is really short, but I didn’t really have anything to say, other than the weather has been lovely, and somthimes it’s nice to just wander around outside with nothing particular to accomplish.

What has the weather been like where you live?

Happy Monday!

I have a haul to share today! I love writing up hauls but I don’t usually by a bunch of things from the same place at the same time.

I tried my first products for The Ordinary in early March, and I may have become slightly obsessed with them. They are a great skincare brand option for someone like me who wants great quality products but doesn’t have a lot of spare cash.

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Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution 

When I saw this toner and read the description, my first thought was that it reminded me of the Pixi Glow Tonic, and I have since seen a few different people saying that they thought it was a good dupe. The Pixi glow Tonic being $29.00 for 250ml and this toner being $8.70 for 240ml, there is no question which is the better option price wise.

As I haven’t used the Glow Tonic in a long time I can’t really compare them, but I’m very interested to see how this one works after more use.

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AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution 

I fully admit that I just bought this because of Leanne from LPage Beauty said she loved it. It’s also very different than anything I’ve put on my face before.

This is a face mask that removes dead skin cells and makes the skin look brighter and clearer.

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100% Plant-Derived Squalane

I bought this and the next two products straight from The Ordinary’s regiment guide for blemished skin, unfortunately, I haven’t really had the chance to use them all together regularly enough for them to be effective.

This is supposed to be a hydration balancing oil and it meant to protect the skin and keep it supple.

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Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%

Like I said I haven’t used this enough to tell how well it works.

This says it reduces the appearance of blemishes and congestion and help balance visible aspects of sebum activity

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Salicylic Acid 2% Solution 

I have tried using this both as a direct spot treatment and as all over treatment. I found that using it on my entire face dried out my skin, so I have been just using it directly on any spots I have.

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High-Spreadability Fluid Primer 

This a purchase for me, I actually ordered two one for me and one for my sister. I have talked quite a bit about this primer since I first tried it, more about that (here).

I absolutely love this primer, it is so different for another I’ve tried and it feels so lovely on my face.

What are your favorite The Ordinary products? Have you tried any of these before?

Anna.

 

My First The Ordinary Haul             Comparing The Ordinary Foundations

Hello!

This month’s Degustabox was filled to the brim with delicious things, and I may have eaten most of them already.

Degustabox is a monthly subscription plan which contains 9-14 surprise food products with each box. The items are selected from name brands, will contain new flavors, and give you a new option to think about the next time you’re looking for a break in your eating routine. Find out more about Degustabox (here)

So without farther ado.

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CELLO WHISPS Cheddar Cheese Crisps $3.99

“The perfect snack food, whisps are made from just one wholesome ingredient: Cello’s award-winning cheese is baked into a flavorful, airy crispy bite. An excellent source of protein and calcium, Whisps give you a feel-good, real food snacking experience without the guilt.”

I was so excited to see these Whisps, they came in a Degustabox a couple of months ago and my family and fell in love with them.  We pick some every time we see them at the store.

If you love cheese you need to try these.

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POPCORN INDIANA Kettle Corn $3.29 for 7oz bag 

“Kettlecorn is the perfect mix of sweet and salty and crunch! We Combine the finest popping corn, a pinch of salt and pure cane sugar. The result is a thing layer of salty sweetness surrounding every bite of wholegrain goodness.”

Give me popcorn and I’m automatically happier. This kettle corn was so yummy, definitely one of the best I’ve had in a while, it really is a perfect mix of sweet and salty.

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ZAFFI TAFFY The Clean Teeth Taffy $3.99 for 3oz package 

“Delicious zooey, gooey Zaffi Taffy helps make mouths healthy and happy! Zaffi is sugar-free, gluten-free, nut-free, dairy-free, vegan, kosher. Zaffi is the perfect after you eat treat for a healthy smile, enjoy one after every meal. Made with all natural flavors and colors in the USA.”

I love the idea of a candy that is good for your teeth and I also really enjoy the flavor of these, they taste sweet and fruity.

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GOYA Maria Cookies $0.89

“Your favorite biscuits from Spain. These delicious yet simple cookies are subtly sweet and perfec5 option for adults and children alike. Enjoy them as a snack with your coffee or tea or even as an ingredient in many delicious desserts.”

These remind me a lot of plain graham crackers.  I really enjoyed these with a cup of coffee, such a good afternoon snack.

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EXPLORE CUISINE Organic Chickpea Fusilli $4.79

“A smarter way to pasta- organic chickpea pasta cooks up in minutes and tastes delicious for everyone in your family. Add your favorite sauce and dinner is done with 11g of protein in just 2 oz!”

I’m excited to try this, I loved the other Explore Cuisine pasta for a couple of months ago. I always enjoy trying different versions of traditional food, but I’m not a fan of chickpeas so we’ll see how it goes.

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GOYA Tangy Green Salsa $2.29

“A medium-hot tangy green salsa made of tomatillo, jalapeno chilis, onion and cilantro, this condiment is excellent on tacos, quesadillas, enchiladas, fajitas, tamales, pasta, stews, and eggs.”

I have to admit that the color of this salsa throws me off a little, but once I got over that I really do like this. It’s a little spicier then I’m used to in a medium salsa, but not so spicy that I can’t enjoy it.

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RUFUS TEAGUE Honey Sweet BBQ Sauce $4.99

“This award-winning Kansas City BBQ is loaded with real honey and perfect for grillin’, dipping, or drinking straight out of the bottle.”

We had this on our burgers on Sunday and the whole family really liked it. It’s quite sweet but it has a tangy aftertaste that balances it out.

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KARMA PROBIOTICS Blueberry Lemonade $2.29

“Transform water into digestive health with Karma Probiotics! With the use of patented probiotic, GenedenBC30, Karma Probiotics delivers active cultures 10x more effectively than yogurt. Just peel, push, & shake to infuse the nutrition into the water and replenish your body with digestive and immune health support.”

This is the only product I didn’t really enjoy in this months box, I think the idea behind it is great but I didn’t like the flavor it tasted a little artificial. I did find pushing down the lid an watching the water turn blue enjoyable.

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GRAPE-NUTS Trail Mix Crunch Cranberry Vanilla $4.99

“Posts Grape-Nut Trail Mix Crunch is naturally flavored granola with vanilla, grape nuts, cranberries and a touch of puffed barley.”

I was so happy that this was cranberry vanilla! I love vanilla and cranberries, and best of all there isn’t a raisin to be seen. I had this for breakfast this morning and I really liked it, it is ever so slightly sweet and the cranberries add a little extra sweetness.

 

Overall I’m super happy with this month’s box. My favorites are the popcorn and the Whisps, they have both been consumed and are already being missed.

Anna.

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