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Coastal Scents Purchase: Getting Ready for Winter Part II

Coastal Cocoa.jpgThe Winter months do have me fighting extra hard to maintain beautiful skin. Coastal Scents is currently having another sale on their website.

Coastal Cocoa2.jpgThis 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.

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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.

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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.

Coastal sampleHere is another eyeshadow sample. Little gestures like this mean a lot to me. 🙂

Marula Oil Purchase from HauteLook

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.

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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.

December 2015 Birchbox

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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

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December Birchbox Swatch.jpg Coastal Scents styleEYES Eyeshadow Palette – formalEYES

My Coastal Scents Purchase: Getting Ready for Winter

Coastal SheaCoastal Scents had an excellent sale to kick off the Holiday Season.

Coastal Shea2When 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.

Coastal Shea3.jpgI 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.

Coastal Samples.jpgIt is always nice to receive a sample eyeshadow palette as well.

Marketplace Mingle and Cocktail Party

A couple of weeks ago I attended the Marketplace Mingle and Cocktail Party from It’s a Natural Thang. Each attendee received samples of Aunt Jackie’s hair products. The Marketplace Mingle gave local vendors the opportunity to sale their products. I was glad to see two of my favorite vendors there.

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  • Aunt Jackie’s Quench Moisture Intensive Leave-In Conditioner
  • Aunt Jackie’s Don’t Shrink Flaxseed Elongating Curling Gel

Mingle Shea Butter.jpgI previously purchased shea body butter from Good Body Stuff. This time around I purchased the Baby Butter and Sandalwood Butter. My skin loves this stuff! Check out the website at http://tsbgoodbodystuff.com/

Mingle Shirt.jpgI couldn’t resist purchasing this t-shirt from Sweethearted. I saw this shirt on her Instagram and knew I had to have it. Please feel free to check out the website as well. http://www.sweethearted.com/

Mingle Earrings.jpgI don’t remember the vendor I purchased these earrings from. I like the fact this is a septum clip too.

Mingle Pink Elephant.jpgThis is what I won from the pink elephant gift exchange. The Hask Argan Oil Repairing Hair Kit and Hask Argan Oil Healing Shine Hair Treatment.

Happy shopping. 🙂

 

Lush Purchase from King of Prussia Mall

Lush Purchase                            I was on the other side of Pennsylvania for a college visit in Philadelphia. I also spent some quality time with my cousin and her family. One place we visited was the King of Prussia Mall. That place is huge. I was delighted to find a Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics store. The store is a nice size. The sales associates were very helpful.

Lush Purchase 2                         My daughters and I are already fans of the Love Lettuce Fresh Face Mask. I also wanted to try the Cosmetic Warrior Fresh Face Mask. Lush Purchase 4

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With the weather cooling off I still want to maintain smooth skin. Rough with the Smooth was recommended to me. Lush Purchase 3

I know my skin will thank me. 🙂

October 2015 ipsy Bag

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The contents of my October ipsy Bag are:

  • Royal & Langnickel Moda Standard Eyeshadow Shader Brush
  • Mica Beauty ispy Exclusive Cream Eyeshadow in Bronze
  • theBalm Meet Matt(e) Hughes Long-Lasting Liquid Lipstick – Committed
  • Beauty Without Cruelty Fragrance Free Hand and Body Lotion
  • Nourish Organic Pure Hydrating Argan Face Serum

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October ipsy Swatch                                             theBalm Meet Matt(e) Hughes Long-Lasting Liquid Lipstick – Committed

October ipsy Swatch 2                                                     Mica Beauty ispy Exclusive Cream Eyeshadow in Bronze

October 2015 Birchbox

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The contents of my October Birchbox are:

  • English Laundry Eau de Parfum No. 7 for Her
  • Borghese Fango Purification Purifying Mud Mask for Face and Body
  • Number 4 Texture Styling Crème
  • Stila Huge Extreme Lash Mascara
  • Jane Iredale Hand Drink Hand Cream

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Nature’s Shea Butter Purchase (Gearing up for Fall)

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Nature’s Shea Butter had a sale earlier this month when everything was 30% off.

Nature2                        I’ve used the one ounce size of the Nilotica Shea Butter. This sale gave me the chance to purchase the six ounce size of the East African shea butter.

I am a fan of the handmade soaps from Nature’s Shea Butter. Some shower gels are far too drying on my skin. The handmade soaps are gentle and cleanse quite nicely.

Nature Sandalwood           Handmade Vanilla Sandalwood Bar Soap

Nature4                Almond Meal Exfoliating Bar

Nature Sample                    Ocean Mist (another generous soap sample) 🙂

Nature’s Shea Butter Purchase from HauteLook (Beauty Items I Needed)

I have been patiently waiting for a good bit of the Summer for Nature’s Shea Butter to appear on HauteLook again. This time around I stuck to beauty items I actually needed. My package arrived just in time for the start of Fall. I was also out of the White Tea & Shea Anti-Aging Facial Cream.

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HauteLook Nature2                       The White Tea & Shea Anti-Aging Cream is a great moisturizer. My youngest daughter also uses this. Maybe I should have bought two.

HauteLook Nature3                                                                                     I make it a point to use the 100% All Natural Organic Argan Oil at night. I will also use the argan oil under my moisturizer when the weather gets cold. I feel like I have an extra layer of protection for my skin.

I do plan on placing another order the next time Nature’s Shea Butter is on HauteLook. 🙂