Born This Way Naturally Radiant Concealer

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I finally picked up the Too Faced Born This Way concealer! I have used the Born This Way Foundation late last year and I absolutely loved it, so I finally splurged on the concealer for my birthday back in October.

So as I have had this for a couple of months now I thought it was high time I shared my thoughts on here.

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I picked this up in the shade Fair, I believe it is the lightest shade that Too Faced offers or at least it was the lightest in my Sephora. When I was in the store it was super busy and hectic so I wasn’t 100% confident in my color choice, so I just got the lightest and hoped for the best.

Thankfully it worked out really well, it was a touch light for using as a spot concealer, but as I was planning on using it mainly as an under eye concealer that I don’t mind that it is a little lighter than my normal skin color.

This concealer is meant not just to conceal but to also be good for the skin, it is infused with coconut water(to replenish moisture), alpine rose(to boost skins radiance), and hyaluronic acid( for smoother, younger looking skin).

The formula of this product is quite light and creamy, it doesn’t feel heavy or sticky at all. When I use this under my eyes it doesn’t crease or look cakey at all throughout the day, it just looks flawlessly natural.

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Overall I am extremely with this product, my only problem it that I have fallen in love with it and don’t want to spend twenty-eight dollars regularly on a concealer.

What are your thoughts on this concealer?

Anna.

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Just a completely random post

DSC_0099Do you ever have a ton of stuff to do but you just can’t find the motivation?

Well, that’s where I am right now. I have about five new blog posts half written and a dozen or so that I want to start work, but every time I sit down to type my mind goes blank. So I have decided to just sit here and type whatever comes to mind and see where it goes, I don’t even know if I’ll end up publishing this or not but we’ll have to see.

So while I’m here I want to ask you a couple questions. I’m starting to plan posts for 2018 and I was wondering what you would like to see more of? Of course, I will still be doing beauty related posts, and hopefully more baking., but is there anything else? please let me know in the comments if you would like to see more lifestyle type posts, DIYs, fashion, or even just more of my random thoughts.

I’m currently on the hunt for a good drugstore loose setting powder, my Coty Airspun is finally empty and I would like to try something new. Any recommendations?

Also, I am still planning on doing updates on how my room redo is coming along but I don’t really know where to start. So, do you want to see a little tour of my office space? or is there something you’d rather see?

I know this post as completely random but I hope you didn’t mind too much. I think we have decided that my current lack of brain power was brought on by a sugar crash(that’s what I get for eating healthy), so hopefully, I will be back on track before too long.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Anna.

 

 

 

The Body Shop Wonderblur Primer

DSC_0080I picked up The Body Shop Wonder Blur Primer a couple of months ago. I had gone into The Body Shop in Freeport(nicest one ever, by the way) and asked what primer would be best for my skin type, and the girl recommended this one.

She gave me fair warning that this wasn’t like every other primer and that it had to warm up before you could put your makeup on.

After reading more about this product, I found out that it is supposed to be more of a skincare product than and makeup primer. You use this as the last step in your skincare routine right after your moisturizer.

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This product has a very interesting texture, it is kind of crumbly so you need to be careful not to let some of it roll away from you. Then you have to rub it between your fingers to warm it up so that it applies properly.

Unfortunately, I haven’t found this to be the most effective primer, if you do apply it properly and give it enough time to warm up on your skin then any foundation you apply will simply ball up and wipe away.  If I apply it properly I haven’t found it to add much wear time to my makeup.

On the upside, I do really like to use this on no makeup days, it gives my skin a nice matte blurred look and makes it feel really soft.

Have a wonderful day!

Anna.

November Favorites.

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Can you believe that November is over? Maybe it’s just because I have been in a Christmasy mood since the end of September, but it just seemed to fly by so fast. Also, can we just pretend that this post went up yesterday? Thanks.

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TI Style Facial Cleansing Brush 

I picked this up at T.J Maxx for five or six dollars, and I have been using it every evening when I wash my face. I haven’t noticed a huge difference in my skin since I started using this brush, but I do feel like I’m getting a deeper clean and I haven’t had as much dry skin on my nose.

YesTo Tomatoes Daily Repair Acne Treatment

My skin has been suffering lately, so I decided to try this product out. I have been using once a day in the evening as a spot treatment, and it has been helping heal my skin.

YesTo Coconut Ultra Hydrating Facial Souffle Moisturizer

This is a super hydrating moisturizer, it has the consistency more like a balm than a cream I guess that’s what makes it a souffle. Since I have been using tea tree and other drying products to try to get my breakouts under control I felt like I needed a restorative moisturizer. This one seems to be doing the trick, my skin hasn’t been dry, and it hasn’t been making my skin worse.

Emily’s Ardor Lavender Hand & Body Butter Bars 

I had the chance to do a review for Emily last month, and this was my favorite of the products I received. You can find that review (here). I love the light lavender scent and how simple the ingredients are, they are made with essential oils, shea butter, beeswax, and coconut oil.IMG_7130

Makeup Revolution Chocolate Vice Palette

I picked this palette up on my birthday back in October and it has been pretty much the only palette I have used since. I’m hoping to have a full review up in the next week or so, so I’m not going to talk too much about it. So far my favorite shades are Appeal, Fancy, Reason, Treat, Convert, Habit, and Persuade.

Too Faced Born This Way Concealer in Fairest 

I have been loyal to my Rimmel Match Perfection concealer for a very long time now, but I think I have found a new favorite in this one. I got the lightest shade in this concealer, and I think it is a bit of light which never happened to me, but thankfully it’s the perfect shade for under my eyes. There is a full review of the work so keep an eye out.

Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick in Lolita 

I found a couple of these at TJ Maxx recently for six dollars, so I decided to pick them up, and I’m so glad I did. Lolita is my favorite of the two I have been wearing almost constantly. This is a dust rose matte shade that is super comfortable to wear, and it smells of chocolate.

 

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Right-Left/ Appeal/ Fancy/ Reason/Treat/ Convert/ Habit / Persuade

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That is all my beauty favorites this month.

A few other things I have enjoyed this month are,

 

Holiday Symphony by Celtic Thunder

I’ve been a big fan of Celtic Thunder for some time now, but somehow never listened to their Christmas album. It’s now one of my favorites, it’s a good mix of both sweet sentimental songs and the fun Christmas songs we all love. My favorite tracks are Gaudete, Bleak Mid-Winter, Fairytail Of New York, and Christmas Medley, and Mary Did You Know.

Murder On The Orient Express  

We went to watch this on Monday night and I was super impressed. The cinematography and the acting where both stunning, I was particularly pleased with Kenneth Branagh as Poirot, I didn’t think I would like him in that role but it turns out he was amazing.

Vince Camuto Double Breasted Jacket

I shared this jacket in my what I bought for my birthday post a couple of weeks ago. It has been the only coat I have worn so far since the weather has gotten cold, and I just love it so much.

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I think that about sums it up!

What have you been loving lately?

 

 

Autumn Empties

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It’s been a couple of months since I have done an empties post because quite frankly I was feeling a little bored with them. I wasn’t enjoying writing them anymore, and it was a chore instead of the joy that writing usually is, so I decided that instead of doing an empties post every month I would do them every couple of months.

So today I’m sharing what I have used up in September, October, and the early part of November.

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GLAMGLOW Super Cleanse Daily Clearing Cleanser

This is such a great cleanser! I picked this mini up at T.J Maxx last month, and I absolutely loved it, in fact, it made it into my monthly favorites.(here) This had several steps to using it, but I found it left my skin feeling amazing as well as pampered.

THE BODY SHOP Tea Tree Skin Clearing Mattifying Toner

This is another mini from T.J Maxx, but I have since purchased a full sized( also from T.J Maxx). I have been having more issues with my skin and I have been finding that this toner is both gentle and effective.

SEPHORA Waterproof Makeup Remover

To be completely honest I wasn’t a big fan of this makeup remover. I received this in one of my first Sephora Play boxes and never really used when I did finally use it I found that I had to really scrub to get my mascara off properly. I did end up using it, but not for what it was designed for. Did you know that makeup remover works really well for getting that annoying residue from price tag off of things? It works well for glass, and I also found that it got it off of CD cases too.

SKINLAB Daily Moisturizer 

This was kind of an unremarkable moisture, it was very rich with a pudding-like texture, and it was very moisturizing but it didn’t sit very well with my makeup.

BELIF The True Cream Moisturizing Bomb

I really like this moisturizer, it was light and soaked in almost instantly. I have tried some of Belif’s products before and have always really enjoyed them.

BURT’S BEES Coconut & Pear Moisturizing Lip Balm

I had this lip balm recommended to me by the lovely Katie from Beauty From Katie, and she was spot on. It smells nice, it feels nice, and it works really well. I’m definitely going to my picking this up again soon.

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RIMMEL Match Perfection

This makes a pretty regular appearance in my empties. I love this concealer, and I usually repurchase it before it even runs out, but right now I’m testing out some other concealers so I don’t have this in my collection right now.

I use it as a highlighting concealer for under my eyes and on my chin and forehead.

L’OREAL Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation

I believe that I have this in the lightest shade, and it’s a perfect match for me. This is a great medium coverage foundation, and I’m sure I will be picking it up again before too long.

IT Superhero Mascara

This is a great mascara, one of the two that I actually like. It gives my lashes great volume without getting them clumpy.

ULTA BEAUTY Nude Matte Eye Shadow Primer

This came in one of those sets that stores give out from time to time when you spend a certain amount. This was a nice little primer, it gave my eyelids an even cover and held the shadow nicely.

STILA Lip Glaze in Banana Berry & Raspberry Sorbet 

I got these at TJ Maxx ages ago, as part of Stila’s Sweet Shop collection that I don’t think they have discontinued. These glosses were nice, but they were the classic lip gloss formula. Banana Berry is a warm nude, and Raspberry Sorbet is a bright berry pink.

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BED HEAD Blow-Out

This was a good little product, but I was world changing. It is a cream that is gold and slightly shimmery.

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SALLY HANSEN-Red My Lips 

I’m really sad to be out of this polish, it is a perfect vintage red. I loved wearing it when I was going for a 40s/50s look.

ESSIE- Baby’s Breath 

This is a lovely pinky white. I have been wearing this type of color a lot lately, it just so clean and fresh looking.,

ESSIE-Big Spender

I didn’t wear this one very much so it actually dried out, and when I did go to use it it didn’t work properly.

So those are the products I have used up over the past couple of months, minus the shampoo and conditioner, and stuff like that.

What have you used up lately?

Anna.

November Sephora Play! Unboxing

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My Sephora Play box is finally here!

It seems like it takes longer to get here every month, but I  think that’s just because I just because I’m impatient. For all you lovely people outside the US and Candida, I’m afraid these boxes are still unavailable( get your act together Sephora!).

You can find out more about Sephora’s subscription box (here).

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This month the theme is Me o’clock, so everything focuses on pampering and feeling pretty, which is pretty much the same as every month, to be honest.

Without farther ado, lets talk about whats in the box.

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ORIGIN Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask

This mask is meant to be a gentle yet highly effective charcoal mask that draws out impurities for clearer pores.

I used this mask last night, and I absolutely loved it! My skin felt clean and soft, and the texture seemed improved. Obviously, I can’t say how it works when used regularly, but so far I would say it’s amazing.

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IGK Mistress Hydrating Hair Balm

I was going to use this in my hair today but I forgot, oops……..

The paper says that this is a nourishing leave-in conditioner that boosts your hair’s hydration for a shiny, frizz-free style. So it sounds like just what my hair needs right now, and I can’t wait to try it out.

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PERRICONE MD H2 Elemental Energy Hydrating Cloud Cream 

Again, I need to keep these where I can see them because I keep forgetting to test them out. This is said to be a lighter-than-air face cream that refreshed the skin and delivers moisture that lasts.

I rubbed a little of this on the back of my hand just now and it feels light and soft, like the feeling you get from the Smashbox primer, and once it socked in it just felt smooth.

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MARC JACOBS BEAUTY Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara 

I have heard a lot of good things about this mascara, so I was super excited to see in this months box.

I have been using this mascara for a couple of days, and I love the way it makes my lashes look, they are longer and super volumized. I also really like the shape of the wand, it’s chubby on both ends and narrow in the center, I find that wands shaped like this work really well for me. However I do have one major problem with this mascara, and that is that it tends to flake. By the end of the day I will have so smudging and quite a few little bits of mascara under my eyes.

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SEPHORA COLLECTION Ultra Shine Lip Gel in Perfect Nude 

I have never used any of the Sephora collection before so I was interested to try out this lip gel. This is basically a lipgloss, a very nice lipgloss in fact. I have worn this a couple of times and I really like the way it feels on my lips, it reminds me a lot of the NYX butter glosses. The color is a really pretty peachy nude, I have to wear this with a lip liner or else it won’t really show up on me.DSC_0192

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BURBERRY My Burberry Blush Perfume

This is a floral scent, with notes of lemon, pomegranate, jasmine, wisteria, rose, and geranium. This perfume is very similar to the ones I have gotten for Sephora before, all light, fruity florals.

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I’m very happy with this months box, I know I will use all the products and I’m excited to test them out farther.

Have you tried any of these products before?

Anna.

 

What I Bought On My Birthday

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So as some of you may know I had a birthday last month, my twentieth to be exact, and it has become a custom that on my birthday we go on a shopping trip to the nearest mall that has all the necessary stops that a beauty blogger might want to make on her birthday. Those stops are of course Ulta, Sephora, and Lush.

Our first stop was actually Trader Joe’s one because it was near the restaurant I always have lunch at on my birthday, and two I wanted Joe Joes. Now if you have never had Joe Joes think of golden Oreo’s and then imagine them being a hundred times better and there you have Joe Joes.

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TRADER JOE’S Pumpkin Body Butter 

The only thing I bought myself at Trader Joe’s was this pumpkin body butter, I haven’t used much on Trader Joe’s skincare but since this was pumpkin I had to try it.

I love this body butter, it’s thick, creamy, and makes my hands feel brand new. I only have one problem with it, it doesn’t smell like pumpkins, in fact, banana is the only ingredient that you can smell at all.

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In Ulta I picked up a couple of things I have had my eye on, I wanted to get the L.A Girl foundation but they were out of my shade. I also came really close to getting the Tarte Magic Star Collectors set but felt a little uncomfortable spending fifty dollars on it, so I asked my family to keep it in mind for Christmass.

I also got picked up one of the Sally Hansen Argan Oil Formula Color Therapy polishes, but I forgot to photograph it for this post…..oops. I got the color 110 Well, Well, Well, which is a pure white

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SOAP & GLORY Sugar Crush Body Buttercream

Oh my goodness!  I love the Sugar Crush range SO MUCH! It just smells so perfect, it’s light, tangy, and refreshing, and smells like happiness……enough said.

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ESSENCE Lash Princess Volume Mascara 

I feel like I have heard good things about this mascara, I know when I saw it in the store something in the back of my mind said “that’s one I’ve heard is good! I must buy it!” Yeah, my mind might say that a lot.

Anyway, I haven’t used this yet but you can be sure I will let you know my thoughts either on here or on my Instagram (@sparkelofgrace).

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MAKEUP REVOLUTION Chocolate Vice Eyeshadow Palette

I have been wanting to try the MR Chocolate Bar palettes for ages, and I had a hard time deciding which one to finally settle on, but I’m so happy with my choice in this one. I have been using this every time I have worn makeup since I got it and I’m absolutely in love with it.

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This palette contains sixteen shadows with a mix of matte and shimmer and the shades are perfect for my makeup style. There is a review of this palette in the works, so if you want to see swatches and such be sure to check back in a couple of weeks.

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IT! Superhero Mascara *Birthday Gift*

Of course, the main reason I wanted to get to Ulta was to collect the birthday gift. I have to admit to having been the tiniest bit disappointed that this month was the Superhero mascara, that’s no fault of the mascara it’s just that I have several minis of it rolling around already. Although, if you have been reading A Sparkle Of Grace for awhile you will probably know that I do really like this mascara so it will be put to good use.

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I don’t get the chance to go to Lush very often because the nearest one is over an hour away, so my mom promised to take me there on my birthday and buy me a couple of bath bombs. I ended up just getting two because I get really overwhelmed when there are so many choices.

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LUSH Christmas Sweater Bath Bomb

The main reason I picked up this bomb was that it was adorable, but I actually just used this bath bomb over the weekend and it was so nice! It has a warm, spicy yet slightly sweet scent, the strongest of the scents was the cloves.

When this was dropped into the water it started to color it a bright pink, but as it dissolved you could see that is had a bright yellow center. In the end, the water was a reddish orange.

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LUSH Golden Wonder Bath Bomb 

Again, I bought this because it was adorable, I mean it looks like a little present!

I’m really excited to use this one because of the description of it.

“Fancy an uplifting cocktail? Zesty cognac and lime oils get this bath party started with their mood-brightening scents while sweet orange oil refreshes your senses. In the water, this present-shaped fizzer unwraps itself to reveal glittering golden luster and a sparkling turquoise explosion.”

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LUSH Imperialis Moisturizer

I picked up a sample of this moisturizer because I wanted to try it, but I was too cheap to buy it. I actually haven’t used it yet, but I will be checking in with you over on Insta to let you know my thoughts before too long.

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Sephora was really busy when we were there, so I felt like I just wanted to get in and out as fast as possible, that and I wasn’t feeling all that well. So made a beeline for what I wanted to get.

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 TOO FACED Born This Way Naturally Radiant Concealer in Fairest 

I have been wanting to try this for ages, I loved the foundation so I had high hopes for this concealer. I bought this in a shade to light which rarely happens, but since I was planning on just using this as an under eye concealer that isn’t really a big problem.

I won’t talk too much about this product because I want to do a full review post of my thoughts on, but so far I’m really loving it. It has a light, comfortable feel, and the shade is great for my undereye.

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TARTE Hight-Performance Naturals *Birthday Gift*   

This was one of the two cute little Beauty Insider birthday gifts, I think the other one was Keihl’s. This was such great little set, both the blush and the liquid lipstick are lovely neutral shades that work really well with my coloring. The blush is in the shade Paaarty, it is a really pretty light matte pink. The liquid lipstick is in the shade Birthday Suite, which is a warm dusty rose color.

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FIRST AID BEAUTY Coconut Skin Smoothie Primer Moisturizer 

I had quite a few points built up, so I actually got two to free bonus items. I picked this one because I have used it before and really liked it, it’s a moisturizer that doubles as a primer. I find that gives my foundation a smooth natural look, it also smells like sweet oranges, so yeah, it’s great.

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JACK BLACK Clean Break Oil-Free Moisturizer

This is the second product I got with my points, I haven’t actually used it yet, so I will be checking in with my thoughts when I do. The main reason I decided to get it was that I had never heard of the brand before and I’m always looking for a good moisturizer, looking at it on the Sephora website it seems that it’s meant for men, but if I’m honest I don’t really care.

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Vince Camuto Double Breasted Jacket

I got this coat a couple of days later at TJ Maxx. I had seen this a couple of weeks before and fell in love with it, so after getting a couple of gift cards from my lovely friend I ran right out and bought it.

I’m completely in love with this coat. It is a beautiful style and the cut works well for my body shape. It’s a bit of a different style than my usual red winter wool coat, but it’s nice to switch things up now and then.

I wanted to have this post up closer to my actual birthday but time flew by and things happened, so it’s here now and maybe next year I’ll have it up on time.

Have a wonderful day!

Anna.

 

 

Emily’s Ardor Skincare Review

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Over the past year or so I have become very fond of handmade and homemade skin care products. Love using products that were made by people that love what they do, so when Emily offered to send me a few of her products to review I was thrilled.

Today I’m going to be sharing some lovely products from Emily’s Ardor.

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Lavender Hand+Body Butter Bars

I know I have mentioned how much I love lavender.I find the smell really soothing and it helps calm my headaches. So these butter bars are so nice to have sitting on my desk.

If you don’t know what butter bars are, they are bars of solid lotion. These particular butter bars are made with essential oils, shea butter, beeswax, and coconut oil. They are super moisturizing, easy to use, and unlike moisturizer from a bottle, there is no waste because there is none left in the container that you can’t get to.

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Vanilla Latte Face Scrub 

Have I mentioned how much I love coffee? If you follow me on Instagram no doubt you already know that I’m a big fan of caffeine, but I’m not just a fan of coffee in liquid form, oh no, I love the smell of coffee, and I love coffee in skincare, so a vanilla latte scrub is right up my alley.

I have been using this every other morning, the smell wakes up my brain and the caffeine in the scrub wakes up my skin, so overall it is a perfect start to the day.  This scrub is made with organic coffee, vanilla beans, and coconut oil.

I only have one little problem with this scrub, and that is that it is a little messy and there tends to be quite a bit of escaped scrub that doesn’t make it to my face.

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Apple Pie Brown Sugar Scrub

This scrub smells so yummy! I feel like apples tend to be a bit overshadowed by pumpkin this time of year, but I do have a soft spot for apples. This scrub leaves my skin feeling so soft and smooth, and the smell makes me want a real apple pie.

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My final thoughts are that I absolutely love all three of these products, they are simple, refreshing, and made with love, so there really is no way you could go wrong with any of them.

Thank you so much to Emily for sending me these lovely products, it was such a pleasure working with her. Be sure to check out her shop (here).

Anna.

 

*These products were sent to me for review. All opinions are my own.*

Making Mini Doughnuts

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Happy November!

To be completely honest I really don’t like November that much, it always seems to be too cold for autumn and to warm for winter and not half as fun as either.

A couple of weeks ago my sister found a mini doughnut maker at a yard sale and knowing that I wanted one she kindly bought it for me, and me being me was very excited and anxious to test it out.

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Ingredients 

  • 1 1/2 Cups All-Purpose Flour 
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder 
  • 1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1 Teaspoon Nutmeg 
  • 1/2 Cup Butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar( I used Monk Fruit) 
  • 2 eggs 
  • 1/2 Cup Milk

Royal Icing 

  • 2 Egg Whites
  • 4 cups Powdered Sugar 

 

While the doughnut maker was heating up I mixed up the batter.

In a medium-sized bowl, I whisked together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and nutmeg.

In a large mixing bowl I beat the butter and sugar until it was fluffy, then I added the eggs.

Then I added the flour mixer and the milk to the butter mixture by adding half the flour and half the milk and the rest of the flour and the rest of the milk, mixing between each addition.

Next, I put the batter into an icing bag, I find that this made it super easy( and tidy) to get the batter into the little rings.

Then finally I pipped the batter into the doughnut rings!

As far as the cooking time I’m not completely sure because I followed the little light on the top of the device, but I would say around five minutes.

 

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Once the doughnuts were done and a toothpick came out clean I removed them from the doughnut maker and placed them on the cooling rack.

Icing

For the icing, I just beat the egg whites until they were fluffy and then added the powdered sugar. You may need to use more or less powdered sugar depending on the consistency you prefer your icing to be.

Once the doughnuts were completely cooled I dipped the top of each one in the icing and giggled them to get any excess icing off.

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After dipping them I used a toothpick to make sure that the hole in the middle was clear so that they looked like doughnuts.

Then I sprinkled them with some cute little leaf sprinkles I found at TJ Maxx, I believe they are from Wilton.

once the icing set, I put them on a plate and served them.

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I know this wasn’t a classic recipe post, but I hope you still enjoyed it. I’m sure you will be seeing more mini doughnuts in the future.

I’m hoping to get back into doing more baking on here, so if there is anything you would like to see me attempt next please to let me know.

Anna.

October Beauty Favorites

 

DSC_0050I’m a little sad that October is almost over, it’s my favorite month and I really hate to see it go. October has been a good month, between having pumpkin flavored everything and the cooler weather it’s been perfect.

I don’t have a lot of products to share with you this month just a few new things that I have been loving.

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THE BODY SHOP Tea Tree Skin Clearing Mattifying Toner and Night Lotion 

I picked up these two products in travel sizes at TJ Maxx for $2.99 and I have been really enjoying using them. I have been using the toner morning and evening, and the night lotion of course in this evening.

I haven’t been using these look enough to know how much of real difference it’s making, but my skin has calmed done a good bit since I’ve started using them.

GLAMGLOW Supercleanse Daily Clearing Mud to Foam Cleanser 

I picked this up at TJ Maxx for seven dollars, and as I known that Glam Glow tends to be quite high priced I didn’t think that it was a bad price of a travel sized product.

I have been using this in the evenings and finding it really fun to use. It’s different from any cleanser I have used before, you start out by message a small amount onto a dry face(makeup removed), and with whats left on your hands add a little warm water and rub your hands together to create a lather. Then massage this onto your face and slowly add more water to your face until all of the cleansers is rinsed off.

Now this may seem like a lot of steps for a cleanser and it is, but it feels like a little mini face pamper and it leaves my face feeling so soft a clean it’s well worth the extra steps

L’OREAL Infallible Pro-Glow Foundation in Classic Ivory

I know as the colder months roll around everyone starts to reach for matte everything, but I have been loving the dewy look recently, and this foundation is perfect for that.

This has a  light-medium coverage and it gives the skin a very natural healthy looking finish. I probably will start in with a more matte foundation so but not quite yet.

THE BODY SHOP Lip & Cheek Stain in Dusty Rose

I was actually really surprised to find I liked this as much as I did, I’m usually very skeptical of products that are supposed to be used for more than one thing, I feel like often the quality is a little lost in the effort of making it multi-purpose.

In this case, I was wrong, I got to try this out when I was in The Body Shop earlier this month and I fell in love with it. Not only was it the perfect peachy pink color for my cheeks but it made my lips looks defined and bright without looking like I had any product on at all.

BAREMINERALS Pop Of Passion Oils Lip Balm in Nude Passion 

I have this in two shades, but this one is my favorite, it’s a lovely my lips but better shade. It’s more like a lip balm than a lipstick so it isn’t as pigmented as a lipstick but it gives a very natural barely their lipstick look.

 

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Right-Left Dusty Rose/Nude Passion

 

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ESSIE Nail Polish in Now and Zen

This is my very first grey nail color, and I love it. It’s a nice cool toned blueish grey. I have been using it almost every time I paint my nails, it’s not on them now but it was yesterday.

That’s it for my October favorites. What have you been loving this month? Have you tried any of these products?

Anna.