I purchased the Calily Essential Oil Starter Pack on Groupon. It amazes me what I can find on that website. I previously purchased the NOW Essential Oil three pack. Brands give you what they feel are the most popular essential oils in the starter packs.
I have a lot of shea butter to use this Winter. Now I can make my own scented shea butter. I am really happy with this purchase. Not bad for under $20
Lavender, Lemongrass, Eucalyptus
Peppermint, Sweet Orange, Tea Tree
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Tagged affordable, Calily, essential oil, eucalyptus, Groupon, lavender, lemongrass, peppermint, sale, sweet orange, tea tree
The contents of my January ipsy Bag are:
- theBalm Cosmetics Mr. Write (Now) – Jack B. Brown
- Mitchell and Peach English Leaf Body Cream
- Peek Beauty Natural Stain Brow Powder – Espresso
- Hikari Cosmetics Cream Metallic Pigment Shadow – Mink
- pur~lisse Blue Lotus 4-in-1 Eye Adore Serum
Hikari Cosmetics Cream Metallic Pigment Shadow – Mink
theBalm Cosmetics Mr. Write (Now) – Jack B. Brown
Peek Beauty Natural Stain Brow Powder – Espresso
The contents of my January Birchbox are:
- Eyeko Fat Liquid Liner – Black
- Paula’s Choice RESIST Intensive Wrinkle-Repair Retinol Serum
- Ciate` London Mini Paint Pot – Access All Areas
- Beautiful Nutrition Grapefruit Detox Repair Shampoo
- Beautiful Nutrition Grapefruit Detox Shine Repair Conditioner
Eyeko Fat Liquid Liner – Black
Ciate` London Mini Paint Pot – Access All Areas
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Tagged Beautiful Nutrition, beauty, beauty subscriptions., Birchbox, Ciate`London, Eyeko, haircare, makeup, nail polish, Paula's Choice, skincare
The Winter months do have me fighting extra hard to maintain beautiful skin. Coastal Scents is currently having another sale on their website.
This time around I purchased the cocoa butter and more black soap. I am continuing the non ashy Winter theme. The cocoa butter is a nice addition.
I purchased more black soap just to stock up. I previously purchased the Liquid Black Soap. I wanted to try the Liquid Black Soap with aloe vera.
I also purchased more the of Black Soap with Cocoa Butter and Black Soap with Shea Butter Unscented. This should take me well into Spring.
Here is another eyeshadow sample. Little gestures like this mean a lot to me. 🙂
I made a promise to myself the next time Nature’s Shea Butter was on HauteLook I was going to make a purchase. I’ve had my eye on the Marula oil for quite some time. I am currently using Argan oil as a part of my skincare routine. The Argan oil was a previous Nature’s Shea Butter purchase on HauteLook.
Marula oil is known for being a great skin oil. I have also noticed my skin responds well to natural beauty products. The cold Winter weather will definitely put the Marula oil to the test.
Each Holiday Season I make it a point to treat myself. For the past few years I have splurged on an eyeshadow palette. Initially I really wanted to purchase the Vice 4 Palette from Urban Decay. I got my money’s worth out of the Vice 2 and Vice 3 Palettes. I didn’t see myself being able to pull off many of the colors from the Vice 4 Palette. Maybe if I was a little younger. It’s still a beautiful palette though. When you spend more than $50 on a palette that splurge is also an investment. I really wanted to use the 20% off coupon from ULTA especially since it could be used on prestige makeup.
I saw the Lorac Mega Pro Palette 2. All I can say is WOW! This palette is 32 shades of eyeshadow goodness! The Mega Pro Palette 2 consists of 16 matte eyeshadows and 16 shimmer eyeshadows. The eyeshadows are very pigmented and go on smoothly. Now this is an investment. I can’t wait to play. 🙂
It was such a surprise to see a Shade Play Artistic Eye Color Palette from Em Cosmetics with my ipsy bag. I received the Dublin Khakis Palette. I already knew this would be a quality palette. I already own the Life Palette Moment Holiday Life: New Year’s Countdown.
The colors in the Dublin Khakis Palette are very pigmented and blend nicely. I used the Pacifica Power of Love Lipstick in Sweet One (from my December ipsy Bag) to complete this look.
Received a bonus gift with my ipsy Bag. Em Michelle Phan Cosmetics Shade Play Artistic Eye Color Palette – Dublin Khakis
The contents of my December ipsy Bag are:
- Pacifica Power of Love Natural Lipstick – Sweet One
- Briogeo Curl Charisma Leave-In Cream
- Peony Cosmetics Shadow Trio
- Elizabeth Mott Thank Me Later Eye Shadow Primer
- COSTUME NATIONAL So Nude Eau de Parfum
Pacifica Power of Love Natural Lipstick – Sweet One
Peony Cosmetics Shadow Trio
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The contents of my December Birchbox are:
- Coastal Scents styleEYES Eyeshadow Palette – formalEYES
- Amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo
- The Beauty Crop Lighting Crew Highlighting Cream
- Harvey Prince Sea Salt Texturizing Mist
- COOLA Classic SPF 30 Cucumber Moisturizer for Face
Coastal Scents styleEYES Eyeshadow Palette – formalEYES
Coastal Scents had an excellent sale to kick off the Holiday Season.
When I saw the shea butter was on sale I made sure to purchase 5lbs of it. Hopefully this amount will last me the entire winter. I refuse to be ashy. Shea butter is what saved my skin last year since it was extremely cold at times. The dry heat from the furnace can easily wreck my skin if I don’t take care of it.
I also purchased another bottle of the liquid black soap. My oldest daughter mainly uses this soap. She is trying to get in the habit of taking better care of her skin.
It is always nice to receive a sample eyeshadow palette as well.