Coastal Scents had an Earth Day sale. This sale lasted for a week. All of their natural products were 35% off. This included their soaps, butter, oils, and essential oils.
Since I’ve already been using the shea oil on my hair, it seemed logical to order another bottle.
I also ordered more of the shea butter. My daughters have also been using shea butter. Winter was very hard on my oldest daughter’s skin. Regular lotion wasn’t working. I gave her some shea butter to try. She no longer has dry patches on her skin. My youngest daughter had burned her hand a little using a curling iron. I told her to try some shea butter since this was a minor burn. The shea butter worked on that as well.
I ordered the cocoa butter because it was on sale too.
I was also given a sample of the black soap. I’ve read great reviews about this soap and can’t wait to try it.
Coastal Scents recently had their loose glitter on sale. I decided to make a small purchase just to try them out. The sale price of these glitter were $2.49 each.
(L-R)Bejeweled (Emerald), Ballerina Dream (Soft Pink), Ruby Slipper (Ruby Red), Mermaid Mist (Blue-Green)
I also received this eyeshadow sample again. I really like these colors. It didn’t bother me to get it again.
To start things off, I was intrigued when I saw the Lorac Oil-Free Wet/Dry Powder makeup. What really got my attention was the price ($3.00 each). Maybe I should’ve purchase three instead of only two of the Lorac Oil-Free Wet/Dry Powder makeup. LOL!
This shade is WD5 (dark)
I am very pleased with the coverage of the Lorac Oil-Free Wet/Dry Powder. I applied the makeup with a damp bronzer brush.
It’s no secret I have a weakness whenever Crown Brush is being offered on HauteLook. I couldn’t pass up this cute little set. 🙂
(top-bottom) C460 – Infinity Blending Fluff Brush, C461 – Infinity Precision Crease Brush, C462 – Infinity Chisel Shader Brush, C464 – Infinity Oval Lip Brush
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.
(L-R) Margritte’s Masterpiece, Top Coat, Base Coat
(L-R) Snow, Too Yacht to Handle, That’s Shore Bright, Pink Plumeria
Since I’m not the only one in my household who uses nail polish, I purchased the Nail Polish Thinner. 😉
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
Urban Decay 24/7Velvet Glide-On Eye Pencil – Black Velvet, Cailyn Tinted Lip Balm – Apple Pink, City Color White Gold Shadow & Highlight Mousse
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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
theBalm® Cosmetics How ‘Bout Them Apples? Cheek & Lip Cream
Color Club® Gala’s Gems Collection – Heirloom Pearls
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Tagged beauty, beauty subscription, Birchbox, Color Club, hair care, KIND snacks, makeup, nail polish, Nazelie Skincare, Number 4, skin care, theBalm
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.
- 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
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.
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.
The bitter cold caused dry patches on my face. I used the Organic Virgin Coconut Oil from Trader Joe’s to remedy that.
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.
I hardly used traditional lotion during the Winter. My skin wasn’t ashy at all when I used the shea butter.
I’ve gotten in the habit giving my hair protein treatments. That’s why I use Ion Reconstructor as a deep conditioner.
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.
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Tagged Cantu, Carol's Daughter, coconut oil., Healthy Hair Butter, Ion, reconstructor, shea butter, shea oil, Trader Joe's, Tui
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.
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 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.
I couldn’t pass up these lashes marked down to $3.99 each.
24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Rockstar
Naked Urban Decay Lipgloss in Naked
Eucerin and It’s a Ten Miracle Leave-In conditioner
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Tagged beauty, conditioner, eyeliner, Eylure, false eyelashes, It's a 10, leave in, lipgloss, makeup, Naked, ULTA, Urban Decay