Sally Beauty Supply Haul: Featuring China Glaze and Finger Paints

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I had only intended to go to Sally Beauty Supply to purchase a base coat and a top coat. I was seriously trying to behave myself. LOL! I noticed all of their nail polishes were buy two get one free. That seemed simple enough. One thing for certain is that Sally Beauty Supply has great product placement. I couldn’t help but notice the China Glaze Twirlin’ & Swirlin’ set. I gave into temptation and purchased that as well.

Image(L-R) Margritte’s Masterpiece, Top Coat, Base Coat

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Image(L-R) Snow, Too Yacht to Handle, That’s Shore Bright, Pink Plumeria

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ImageSince I’m not the only one in my household who uses nail polish, I purchased the Nail Polish Thinner. ;)

 

April ipsy Bag

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The contents of my April ipsy Bag are:

  • Dr. Brandt® Microdermabrasion
  • City Color White Gold Shadow & Highlight Mousse
  • Urban Decay 24/7Velvet Glide-On Eye Pencil – Black Velvet
  • Sexy Hair Root Pump Volumizing Spray Mouse
  • Cailyn Tinted Lip Balm – Apple Pink

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Urban Decay 24/7Velvet Glide-On Eye Pencil – Black Velvet, Cailyn Tinted Lip Balm – Apple Pink, City Color White Gold Shadow & Highlight Mousse

April Birchbox

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The contents of my April Birchbox are:

  • Number 4 High Performance Hair Care Reconstructing Masque
  • KIND Snacks Healthy Grain Bar – Maple Pumpkin Seeds with Sea Salt
  • Number 4 High Performance Hair Care Clarifying Shampoo
  • Nazelie Skincare Moisturizing Night Cream
  • Color Club® Gala’s Gems Collection – Heirloom Pearls
  • theBalm® Cosmetics How ‘Bout Them Apples? Cheek & Lip Cream

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theBalm® Cosmetics How ‘Bout Them Apples? Cheek & Lip Cream

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Color Club® Gala’s Gems Collection – Heirloom Pearls

 

Still Using My Winter Beauty Routine

The calendar may say it’s Spring, however; Winter hasn’t quite let go in my neck of the woods. I live in the northeast section of the United States. This past Winter was listed as one of the coldest on record. There were even some below zero days and a lot of snow. Pittsburgh, PA has had some warm days but that weather hasn’t lasted.

Winter is extremely hard on my skin and hair. Here are the products I used.

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  • Ion Reconstructor
  • Shea Oil
  • Cantu Shea Butter Leave In Conditioner Repair Cream
  • Trader Joe’s Organic Virgin Coconut Oil
  • Shea Butter
  • Carol’s Daughter Healthy Hair Butter
  • Carol’s Daughter Tui Leave In Conditioner

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I used the Carol’s Daughter Tui Leave In Conditioner to add extra moisture to my hair. The dry air makes my hair feel crunchy. This leave in conditioner eliminated that.

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I used the Carol’s Daughter Healthy Hair Butter as a part of the LOC method (leave in, oil, cream) in my hair routine. This cream is the last step of that.

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The bitter cold caused dry patches on my face. I used the Organic Virgin Coconut Oil from Trader Joe’s to remedy that.

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The shea oil was a part of the LOC method in my hair routine. I used to use castor oil to seal my ends. I like the shea oil much better.

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I hardly used traditional lotion during the Winter. My skin wasn’t ashy at all when I used the shea butter.

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I’ve gotten in the habit giving my hair protein treatments. That’s why I use Ion Reconstructor as a deep conditioner.

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I’ve read some really positive reviews on the Cantu Shea Butter Leave In Conditioner Repair Cream. This is the first step in LOC method of my hair routine.

I will probably make some adjustments to my beauty routine once the weather warms up. One thing for certain I am keeping the products for the LOC hair method and the Ion Reconstructor. They seem to be working.

Nutra Luxe MD Microdermabrasion System Purchase from HauteLook

I always wanted to try one of those microdermabrasion systems. I can’t afford to buy a Clarisonic either. I saw the Nutra Luxe MD Microdermabrasion System being offered on Hautelook. This system was more in my price range.

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I definitely saw a difference in the way my skin looked after one use. It did minimize the appearance of my pores and fine lines.

 

ULTA Haul: Featuring Urban Decay and Other Stuff

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ULTA is currently having their 21 days of Beauty Steals. I went to ULTA the day the Urban Decay Travel-Size Trio was being offered for $12. I wasn’t thinking about this set until I went to pay for the false eyelashes. I was given a sample of the Naked Urban Decay Lipgloss because I purchased the Travel-Size Trio. The sales associate told me if I spend a total of $20 I get a free gift. The gift being offered was the It’s a Ten Miracle Leave-In. That’s why I bought the Eucerin lotion.

ImageI couldn’t pass up these lashes marked down to $3.99 each.

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Image24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Rockstar

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ImageNaked Urban Decay Lipgloss in Naked

ImageEucerin and It’s a Ten Miracle Leave-In conditioner

 

Accessories Haul from Burlington Coat Factory

On my most recent visit to Burlington Coat Factory, I was looking for cute scarves. I like wearing scarves. It’s a great way for me to deal with a bad hair day or to add flair to an outfit.

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I also saw these cute hair accessories too. I’ve been wearing my hair in a protective hairstyle to retain my length. This is a good way to jazz things up.

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Hair Accessories from Kmart

I was looking for clearance deals at Kmart as usual. I came across these really cute hair accessories.

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I look forward to dressing up my hair.

Crown Brush Order from HauteLook

Yes I’m at it again. I have yet to place an order from the Crown Brush Website. I don’t feel the need to since HauteLook has exclusive sets of their brushes. I took advantage of this deal on the 3-Piece Gel Eyeliner Brush Set.

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I already have several gel eyeliners so purchasing this set made sense. :)

 

March Birchbox

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The contents of my March Birchbox are:

  • Inika Eyeliner – Green Lagoon
  • Jurlique Rose Hand Cream
  • Jurlique Rose Moisture Plus Moisturizing Cream Mask
  • Grand Central Beauty S.M.A.R.T. Skin Perfecting Serum + Primer
  • Ghirardelli Intense Dark – Cherry Tango
  • Air Repair Rescue Balm

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ImageInika Eyeliner in Green Lagoon