Saturday, August 19, 2017

DIY Color Switch - dry cosmetic brush cleaner

So I am guilty of using a towel, tissue, wash cloth , anything in my reach, when trying to color switch. That was yesterday! Time to throw in the towel, literally. 

Anyways, last night I see this picture pop up on my news feed, on FB. It was from a makeup page or group that I'm in. Anything related to makeup always catching my attention. A photo of an egg shell foam  with a cosmetic brush? I am thinking.. huh! Then I start reading in to and see this its a color switch! I have never owned a professional color switch. There are some out there, that will run $18 or more. I am not downing them, just never tried one. 

There are some neat little ways to make this color switch. Some would have involved me going to the Dollar Store. Which they were closed, it was past 9 and I really wanted to try this method. So I just decided to peak around the house and use what I have on hand. 

I was lucky, I had the foam. Thanks to Boxycharm. If your not a subscriber, then take a look at my August box HERE I just subscribed myself! My Charm Box had just arrived a few days earlier and for some reason, I hadn't threw out the egg foam yet. 

Then, I found an old powder container in a makeup bag, and put that to use. 
The next steps was easy peasy. I traced the opening of the container onto the bottom of the egg shell. That way it would properly fit, if you're using something smaller, be sure to cut off enough to close the lid, if needed. 


I did test this theory before cutting it and all. And oh my, it worked wonders in no time. If you have used a towel or tissue, then you're really going to love this color switch method.


There are many ways to do this DIY. 
The Dollar Tree sells tin cans, with clear lids. If you chose that route, get the larger one. Or just cut out a square and add to your stash of makeup. It's all up to you.  

If you don't have egg foam, that's okay. There are plenty of options. 
Some people prefer stipple sponge. Now I have never used a professional color switch but judging from the pictures, stipple sponge looks just like the Vera Mona Color Switch. You can also use, a new foam kitchen sponge or even a hair doughnut. Next time I visit the Dollar Tree, I will pick up a stipple sponge. I do want to try that method, too. I will be sure to post an update.
Add some style or bedazzle to your color switch, if you'd like. By adding jewels, washi tape, anything to add some pizzazz. I have a pretty pink spray paint, I was thinking would look good.

Overall, I am really impressed with this filler. Cleaning my brushes, on the fly, whenever I need to switch colors. Doesn't require any liquid cleaner, and just a couple swipes across the foam. Removing dark colors, switching to a light. While I can not compare this to professional color switch products, I can say this method worked very well. 


Have you ever tried this DIY? What did you use as a filler? 

Friday, August 18, 2017

July Glossybox - first box!

Why yes, I think I have been living under a rock it seems, in the whole world of subscription boxes. 
I was one of those people who was too stubborn to try a subscription box. 

You know the one in the background, saying, "another scheme to get your money", or "they will send JUNK"! "Totally not worth it, mini samples, why would you even buy it when I could get it at the store"! Yep that is what I had built up in my mind all this time. Well something grabbed my attention one day. Then I went to doing some research, digging in to past boxes. Thinking, "hmm this may be a sweet deal"! 

So I took the plunge! Actually I took a huge dive! Not only did I subscribe to one or two but I went went all out and subscribed to 4 monthly beauty subs. Well, I am here to tell you.. I was a FOOL! Straight up, crazy person for never trying them out! This is really one of those thinks where I am kicking myself for never trying these subscriptions, looking at all the stuff I missed out on. My favorite box, you can read all about HERE

Glossybox... so thankful I found you! 

When I subscribed to Glossybox, it was August 1st. However they were still promoting the July box and that is what I got! Which is fine with me, however just upset that I'll go straight in to September month and I won't be getting August. Bummer... but I am just thrilled to be on board. 

Glossybox is always offering a perk to sign up. Sometimes for new subscribers you can find 3 months for $10 each. Or you can find codes for free makeup! When I signed up, Colorpop - Ultra Matte Lip was being promoted. Not just one but TWO! Sign me up! 

Glossybox sends their boxes monthly. Charging is the 1st of each month. Or you can choose other plans and will drop the price. Sending out 5 luxury sized products each month. Items will vary from makeup, skincare or hair-care. Getting you an assortment of all. All high end or emerging brands. My free gift came with my first monthly box. 

I was tickled pink when my box first arrived. Opening it up like a kid at Christmas! 
I was blown away by, how carefully packed and just how gorgeous everything looked. As far as packaging Glossy, goes the farthest. Each month will be a different theme and matching box, aside from the shipping box. 


Each box contains, a pamphlet that gives a description of the product, it's value and sometimes spoilers for the next box. 


Trifle Cosmetics Lip Parfait in Exotic Fruits
Retail Price: $19.00


Wrapped in adorable packagin and infused with coca butter, this 100% cruelty free lipstick keeps lips plumped and glowing with intense color pigments. For a more bolder lip, you can pair with a nude lip liner and blend. I have also used primer underneath and that works well too. Gliding on so smoothly and feels amazing on the lips. Offering this insanely amazing scent. Oh my it is beautiful and so is that packaging, I'm obcessed with the packaging. 

DE BRUYERE After Sun Lotion Monoi
Retail Price: $12.00


Now, I am just head over heals about this stuff. In fact, it's so good that I am using it as a lotion! Yeh, it's that good. All the products are just great in this box, but this is by far my favvvvvvv! Packed with an intensely rich fragrance, I am in ahh over it! Not to mention, it packs a great hydration on the skin. Very moist and full of benefits as it is designed to nourish and protect the skin that has been weakened by the sun. 

La Roche-Posay - Toleriane Hydrating Gentle Cleanser 
Full Size: $15.00


Your skin should never feel tight after cleansings! La Roche-Posay's gentle products remove impurities and reduces excess oil while helping to prevent over drying. Use with cleanser, while massaging entire face in circular motions for one minute. To make the most out of your cleansing routine. This was the only item, that wasn't full size. But it was a good deluxed sized and will get a good bit of uses. 

NCLA - Clean Up Your Act 
Full Size: $16.00 


Now, I only paint the toe nails. And I always make mistakes. In the real world, most everyone does. That's okay, cause Clean Up Your Act is to the rescue, literally. This pen is a precision nail lacquer remover and will clean up any accidents. Includes 3 replacement tips. This pen will be so handy, every time I make a mistake, doesn't matter how I try to "clean it up" I always end up smudging the nail! 

Dr. Paw Paw - Multipurpose Soothing Balm
Retail Price: $10.00


I have never used a multipurpose balm. Always use something "targeted", so this was a must try! From skin protector, and moisturizer, to lip finisher, this balm may be used on sunburn or skin irritations, thanks to the natural ingredients which includes fermented Pawpaw. Now that is a multipurpose balm, for real! A formula that you can always carry with you. 

Doucce X Glossybox - Blush Duo Palette
Freematic Small case: $10.00
Freematic Blus Mono: $14.00


This limited edition Blush Duo is a fashionista's dream. The included Summer Sunset shade in this *oh so cute* palette will highlight the apples of your cheeks, leaving behind a soft, sun kissed glow. So one color comes in the magnetic palette, and you get to choose the second shade. It is limited edition and the shades go fast. Which unfortunately for me, I can't access the survey. Which is fine. I am thrilled with the shade provided! 

My free perks for signing up. 

Colorpop Ultra Matte Lip
Retail Price: $6.00 each


I got two full sized tubes in the colors, "Wednesday and Speed Dial". I just love those names! But even better I am more thrilled with the colors and how pigmented they are. I have always been a fan of Colorpop. They offer high end product, at a fraction of the cost. The formula is long lasting and has a nice scent to the lippies. But the tubes, they are so pretty and simple. I have an eye for packaging! 

There it is! This $21 box really pays for it's self over and over. 
Plus, you get to try brands and products you wouldn't normally try. 
The after sun lotion, was a huge hit for me, so much I am looking into other products they offer. 
I had never heard of this brand before. Also, that box! Is it not gorgeous?! Oh I am keeping that to. They will fit right inside my makeup vanity in my drawers. 

Another great thing about Glossybox, you can rack up points. Either from doing reviews of the products you get, or referring friends. This is one of the only monthly subscriptions that allow you to use your points, to purchase monthly boxes. 

Glossybox also offers limited edition boxes. This is only available to active members. I have heard you got to be quick on some boxes they come out with cause they go super fast. 

If you would like to find out more or subscribe to Glossybox, I will link you right over, just click HERE.

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Free 12 piece makeup kit from Ulta Beauty

Were you able to snag the 12 piece free beauty set from Ulta? Curious and want to know what's inside? 

Then you came to the right place! 
When I placed my order with Ulta.com I was impatient and wanted to get a good look of what was inside. I couldn't find hardly any spoilers from other customers on YouTube or on Google of the August freebie. But I did find one finally, and I was thrilled for the products inside.

This free 12 piece kit comes with many full sized goodies. I am so excited about this freebie, plus I am already turned on to some items that I will continue purchasing! Items that I would have never purchased. 

So first up, you get to choose from the pink set or the blue set.
Basically, both have the same products and same colors,  they are just in a different marble swirl pattern. 

I chose the pink. In person it's even more pretty! 

Starting with the Makeup Bag first. 



Feels like a nice quality, not something cheap and already fell apart in the mail. Zipper closes nicely and is large enough to hold all the freebies, plus a tad bit more. Would make a great makeup holder for your purse with an attractive look. 

Ulta Lip Primer 
Retail Value: $8.00

I have always wanted to try Ulta's Lip Primer, but never got around to it. So I was stoked. A full sized tube, apply it on before lipstick. Supposely the secret to longer lasting lip color? Helps smooth dry and textured lips. Creates the perfect canvas for comfortable, smooth and longer lasting lip color. Lip color stays vibrant and in place for hours without fading or bleeding. Paraben and sulfate free. Does it live up to its description? I would have to say yes. My main reason for wanting to try this line, when wearing certain lipsticks.. my lips want to start flaking and and peel super easy. My lips haven't chapped at all since using this primer under my lipstick. It also keeps my color from bleeding. Even holding the color on after meals! I exfoliate and tried many balms before trying this primer. It's definitely a winner in my book!

Ulta Beauty - Maximum Lash Mascara
Retail Price: $10.50 (full sized tube)


This formula has long lasting effects, easy to apply, with a good pigment. This mascara is good for the price range. As for me, I use something that cost about triple the amount as I have always had a love/hate relationship with mascara. But for the price, it beats any drug store brand I have used by far. For free, you can't beat it. If your looking for a mascara that won't break the bank and want something to last and not look like spider lashes, then yes.. this would be a good choice. 

Ulta Dual Eyeliner


Comes in a dual stick. 
Black and Plum. Typically, I use liquid or apply a gel liner on the top lid. Then for the bottom for the water crease I use a stick. For some reason, on the water crease a stick will hold color for me better then gel. For a long longer to. The black has a nice pigment, as well as the plum. Neither bleed and had long lasting color. Easy to apply. 

Ulta Cosmetics Pencil Sharpener
(One similar is priced at $2.50)

Also included in this 12 piece set, was a eyeliner sharpener. Which is always nice to have on hand. Features a sharp blade to sharpen eyeliner. The cheap dull ones are always a pain. 

Ulta Beauty Highlighter Palette


I was most excited for this cute palette. Features a translucent powder, a nice warm color and a shimmer, called radiant diamond. Which is my favorite! On it has a gorgeous radiant glow. I will be using the translucent powder quite often to. I use it to mark a line while doing eyeshadow. Learned this amazing trick from Jaclyn Hill. So much better then using tape and when you're finished you can blend it right in. This palette offers a good amount of product and isn't some tiny one use throw away.

Ulta Beauty Eyeshadow Palette


A nice little kit of eyeshadows. There are 6 colors. Two shimmers that are just lovely. Then you have the mattes. So far, of the colors I have tried blend pretty well. Both palettes would work great for all skin tones. Each color has a good amount of product that will certainly last you a while. Again, it's a lot more then just a tiny throw away. I am really impressed with the size of both palettes. 

Ulta Beauty Color Rush - Lip Gloss
Retail Price: $9.00 full size 


In the shade, "Olivia". An attracive pink, glides on easily. So far seems to be long lasting. Feels nice on the lips and not sticky. Stickyness is the problem I usally find with some brands of gloss or they feel oily. Not the case here. Has a nice feel to it and holds its color pretty well. Has a nice pigment and glossy finish. 

Matte Lip Crayon
Retail Price: $8.00 


Here's another favorite from the 12 piece set. This stuff just glides on like a dream. Creating the perfect matte finish on the lip, with a hint of shimmer. This bold and beautiful matte will not dry out lips and applies so even and just effortlessly. This formula is enriched with vitamins that deeply hydrate and protect. With nutrients that are beneficial to dy lips. This is something that I don't need to apply primer to because of dry chappy lips. 

Mini Mirror


Every purse need a mirror! However, I am going to complain just a tad! It doesn't have a cover over the mirror to keep it from getting dirty. But, since it was free.. it's not that big of a deal. Stamped with the Ulta Beauty logo and matching the makeup bag bag. 

Blush Brush


Soft and densely packed bristles. Nice simple look and feels good in the hand. Applies nicely. 

Tinted Eye Primer (full sized) 
Retail Price: $12.00



















In the color satin blush, this tinted primer offers a pink shimmer. Can be layered under eyeshadow as a primer. Or worn alone as a cream eyeshadow. The formula has a very lightweight feel, with a luminous finish. Blendable and offers lasting effects for your eyeshadow, holding it all day. With the perfect hint of color. I love that it can be worn by it's self. 

And last but not least! A $5 off coupon on the next purchase. Of course that will come in handy. Cause Ulta just turned me in to an even bigger customer! They officially succeeded with getting me to buy more! haha, more makeup is always a good thing, though! 


To get this free 12 piece kit, you had to spend $19.50 or more on select Ulta Beauty products. 
I was lucky to get a Melissa Michelle eyeshadow palette before it went out of stock. So I was stocked to see my Ulta Beauty Box arrive! Unfortunately, my palette arrived broken oh no! I called up Ulta and told them what had happened. Thankfully, this company offers amazing customer service as it is hard to get something returned or replaced from some makeup company's. So I get an email that my card was fully refunded because they couldn't send a replacement, as this palette was now out of stock! Huge bummer!! As much as I wanted a new palette, I was understanding and glad to get my money back plus they refunded the amount I paid for shipping. For now, I will try and fix the palette.

Back to the 12 piece free gift.. I can't believe how many full sized products was in this kit. I was able to find the value for most of the items, and I am still shocked. I know they have done these free 12 piece gifts in the past, but this was the first one I have ever received. If the site allows you to with each new season they offer, I will definitely be purchasing just to get this freaking awesome kit! 

Right now this offer is still up for grabs! Get it while you can at ultabeauty.com 

While supplies last. Offer does not work with coupon codes and only select products. 

Would make a great starter kit for anyone who is just building their stash of makeup goodies or for the one who just always wants more! I my self love to collect! I am one of those who hoards makeup! That's the only real collection I have going on. Hey, it makes me happy and that is what matters right! Let me know if you got a kit and what you thought! 





Boxycharm August 2017 first box

Hello Boxycharm!

I am just now getting starting in the monthly subscription box world. I was one of those stubborn people, you know the one saying... "oh this is a way to get your money, just another scam" or "just junk". So I finally did some research on several different boxes and ordered a few, but there is one that has really blown me away and really screams my name! That is Boxycharm! Now there is nothing but full size items in that box. Let me fill you in if your not familiar with Boxy. So first off this is a monthly subscription that cost $21 a month. Only 21... no extra charges, hidden fees.. just 21 every month. That is if you pay monthly, now if you do a 3 month plan or a yearly plan, your monthly fee would drop a little.

What do I get? Each month Boxycharm sends out 4/5 products that are full sized and each box will value at $100 or more. You can't beat that!

You can also earn "charms" for doing reviews or referring friends. For each referral you get 500 points. Then you can buy from the "charm store". However its best to check on or after the 15th each month. I subscribed in June and was waitlisted. However, as soon as August 1st came, I was off the waitlist. YIPPIE!!

So lets see this box!

Theme: Beach Please!



Each box comes with a card detailing each item, the value and BoxyTips.



Rainforest of the Sea: Volume II by Tarte 
Retail Price: $36.00 

I was most excited for this palette! I love Tarte Cosmetics, they offer some of the best makeup formulas. The display case of this palette really stands out. The colors are very nice, from a shiny gold, purple and blue, oh it's so pretty to look at omg!



The shades are each named with a "beachy" theme. Pigment is great through out, but I have noticed some shades are easier to blend the others. The shimmers are more subtle and have an easy pearl finish. The palette features a nice large mirror and is perfect if you need to add it to your purse. Also included was a coupon code to save $10.00 on my next purchase of $60 at tartecosmetics.com


My swatches



PRO EYELASHES - by PUR The Complexion Authority
Retail Price: $14.00

I am typically a mascara girl. Reason being, is I am far from an expert at applying lashes, in fact I never could apply. Which I thought these would be hard to apply, so I wasn't too thrilled about them. However, I was wrong! Turns out I have been applying the wrong brand of lashes, cheaper drug store brands. High end brands definitely make a huge difference, for me anyways. I couldn't get the drug store brands to hold in the corners. This was a variant item, you get one of two styles. Mine are diva and I really love them. The lashes are soft and made from synthetic lashes. Love that this line is cruelty free. They look really pretty on the eyes without being to much. In the end, this has turned out to be my most favorite item from this months box! Pretty crazy, I went from hating lashes to.. this could be a daily beauty routine for me!



MODA PRO 3-Piece Brush Set 
Retail Price: $26.00

Features a pointed blush, chisel blender and a crease brush. Achieving endless looks and can be used with both wet/dry products. I have a different set of eye brushes from this brand, and they were certainly no let down. These feel just as nice.



The Pointed Brush is perfect for blush or powder with precision. Chisel Brush is versatile and can be used for highlights or contour. The Crease Brush is designed to help define and blend the crease or to buff over your lid. The bristles are soft and densely packed. I love the diamond handles, has a nice grip and feels good in the hand. Impressive set!




WATERPROOF GEL EYELINER by Bellapierre
Retail Price: $15.00 (a variant item)

The formula glides on smooth and is smudge proof. A great pigment and the formula last quite a while.



Seems to be a nice, high end eyeliner. I typically use a liquid eyeliner, but there are days a good gel pen is what I need, depending on the look I am going for. This is definitely what I needed for those days.



#GRLPWR LIQUID LIPSTICK (Date Night) by The Beauty Corp
Retail Price: $14.95

I am very picky when it comes to colors of lippies that I will use. I try to stick to nude colors, reds and some pinks. I have always been one of those girls, that stick to the same things, and I am trying to come out of that habit. So first, I love the display and tube this comes in. It almost looks like a frosty glass tube with gold lettering and cap. It's very pretty and cruelty free. The brand name is also pretty catchy, and cute. Has a slightly scent, that was refreshing. The formula has a creamy texture and dries quickly, to a matte finish. Enriched with vitamin E and Shea Butter making it very comfortable on the lips. After it sets, you can't even tell its there. Doesn't cake, flake or dry out allowing you to take on the day! I love the color and it's matte look. I can seriously get about 11 hours of wear out of this and has the potential to be worn longer. I didn't try though cause it was time for my face paint to come off! The color is shockingly attractive.



Will I continue being an active subscriber to Boxycharm? Hells to the yes! I am so mad at myself for waiting all this time to subscribe, especially when looking at past boxes. I love to collect pretty makeup for one, and try new brands that I wouldn't typically try. Like the eyelashes. I started off with a cheap drug store brand to see how I would like them and that was a big fail. The high-end PUR Cosmetics brand worked wonders for me, just the first time applying! Even brands, I wouldn't try.. I will be looking in to more products the brand carries. It's certainly a sweet deal, you can't get a better deal than that!

Lastly, I have read up that Boxycharm offers a great customer service. I have seen where sometimes an item may get damaged in transit, so you will need to save your box to show proof of the item, with a picture of the shipping label. I hope I never get a damaged item, but if that ever happens, I know that I can count on Boxycharm to make things right. If you haven't subscribed and thinking of joining, don't wait SUBSCRIBE NOW as there could be a waitlist and you certainly don't want to miss the upcoming months, the owner of Boxycharm himself revealed there would be a eyeshadow palette each month till December. Music, to my ears! I love some eyeshadow palettes!

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September Spoiler!! 

For the September Box, there is one spoiler out, each subscriber will receive
PUR COSMETICS SOIREE DIARIES PALETTE
Retail Price: $34.00



Who's excited for this palette? I know I sure am, the PUR eyelashes was such a huge hit for me, I am stoked to try a one of their palettes!

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Dove Dermacare Scalp

Have dandruff? Itchy Scalp? Then Dove Dermacare to the rescue!

My husband and I both suffer from dandruff. His is worse then mine. 
We normally look for something that we can both use. Since he don't like an scented products.
Dove Dermacare Scalp works for us both. It has a little more of a fragrance then what he is used to
but it's not to much and it doesn't scream just for girls.

For me its always been a battle to find a shampoo for dandruff. Unfortunately my hair is frizzy as it is. Dandruff shampoo makes it worse and just so hard and brittle. It's hard for conditioner to work it's magic on my long locks. So I bounce around from product to product, looking for something better, as I can never stick to just one.
I have to say, I have never used a Dove dandruff shampoo, but everything else. 
My first washing with it, went pretty good. It did leave my hair a bit dry but, it was nothing like any of the other leading brands. However, conditioner fixed that right up. My hair was soft throughout the day. As with other brands it feels almost brittle and extremely hard. This line is made with Shea Butter, and I think that one ingredient changed everything. I typically keep Shea Butter on hand, for skin, as it does have some amazing benefits.

As for the dandruff, yes.. it did a good job fighting. I'll stick to this for a while and don't see my self changing in the near future. Great part is, it's affordable and found in local department stores. 

For the hubby.. he didn't have any complaints. 

This solution nurtures the scalp and relives it from irritation. 

Leaves hair flake free
Hydrates dry scalp
Reduces redness
Coconut and Shea Butter indulgent scent. 
Smooth less frizzy hair. 

Check, check, check! The description was true to words for me. Especially with the frizzy hair, making a huge difference for me. I don't know if I would have tried this line. If it had the Shea Butter as an ingredient on the front, I think I would have been more likely to buy it. That's really my only complaint since I am not an ingredient reader!! Hehe Comes in a nice 12 ounce squeeze bottle. The fragrance is light, not strong at all making it a great choice for men. Certainly no fruity flavor its more of a natural which is more appealing to me. I am not one for fruit scented, I like a more natural or sea type fragrance. You can Dove Dermacare Scalp Shampoo HERE
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Disclosure: I received this product complimentary for an honest and unbiased review. All opinions expressed here are entirely mine pure and true. 

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Benefit Cosmetics They're Real! Mascara

I have had an odd relationship with mascaras, over the years. It's hard to find a one that works the way I want it to. The color is to be very black, making my lashes thicker, adding volume and of course length.. but at the same time not clumped together looking like a hot mess or spider lashes. I have never been one to use a lash curler. They make it clump and stick together. Then shortly after, the curl still falls out. Either way, finding a mascara is really hard. I test the waters, quite often. Sometimes I will find something that works, and I have seen a lot of disappointments, then feel the need to switch it up some.

I have used the Roller Lash by Benefit Cosmetics, when it first came out. It was sent to me for a review. It was okay, but it wasn't something that made me go wow! Which is why I never tried They're Real.Yeah, I know it's been out for years and all, was a super hyped product in the beauty community, but one that I just skipped over. Something come over me, one day inside of  Sephora and just said the heck with it, it's time. For me, it was like one of those things... "where have you been all my life", why did I wait so long.


First up, the color was very rich and more of a deeper black. Perfect!
As for Roller Lash, there's no comparison. Everything is different even the color.
A lot of ladies, don't care for the wand.. however it works great for me. I was able to work it, pretty well. Made with plastic bristles and a dome tip, uses precision the bristles will lift, define and curl even the tiniest lashes. I was able to get volume, as well as desired thickness I wanted.

For me, the wand worked magic.

My lashes are like a very light brown color, especially on the tips, so light you can hardly even see them. They're not short, but I certainly wasn't blessed with lovely long lashes! If you have the natural long lashes, count your lucky stars! Cause that's what we all wish for!
Indeed, it did give length, lots of it! Doubled it seemed.

What else you need to know:
Go horizontal: the staggered bristles grab close to the root, boosting length and volume. 
Then go vertical: the custom-domed tip with precision bristles lift, define, and curl even your tiniest lashes.

Only one negative I found.
The formula is a bit wet. While blinking afterwards, I did manage to smear bits on top and under-eye area. It does need a bit longer to dry.

Final Verdict:
Benefit's They're Real! mascara, did indeed give me the lash effect they promised. It stayed on all day without smudging, sweat could not even make it run. Gave my lashes a nice curl, in a impressive way, while doubling in length and a bit of volume. Adding a second an 3rd layer, really works even better and is more of the effect I was going for. You get it all without the smudges and clumps! A solid and very well performing beauty product, that no drug store products could achieve. Has a very fair price. I have used a lot more expensive mascaras that didn't come close to these results.

Purchase the travel size or full sized product on Sephora.

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Monday, July 24, 2017

Sniper Outfitters Camo Hunting Suit



Hunting season is almost here, not much longer. Everyone around here are gearing up, getting their trail cameras ready, watching the areas that have "traffic". My husband just got into a few years ago. He isn't an expert and will only hunt what he plans to cook. Nothing will go to waste. He has everything he needed, but one thing he was missing was a camo hunting suit. There are a wide range of gillie suits to choose from and most come with a hefty price tag. So if your looking for a gillie suit that will blend in, then look no further, then Sniper Outfitters. Offering a fine looking suit, that isn't going to cost an arm and a leg.


This suit, is 2 pieces. The pants and hoodie. Completely covering the head, slap you on a dab of  face paint, with camo boots, and you will become nearly invisible. The best part is, this set is not only lightweight, but extremely comfortable. You can't even hardly tell it's there. Unique 3-D leaves provide a silent three dimensional camouflage that will make you virtually disappear in heavily wooded areas, bushy areas or prairie. The leaves will not snag on brush or debris.

This breathable mesh, two piece set is made from a high quality polyester fabric and nylon, weighing less then 2 pounds. Great for storage, as it literally takes up no space what so ever. My husband keeps his suit in his hunting gear bag. He is always saying how he doesn't want any smells on his gear. I definitely don't think he will allow me to wash it, haha... but hey, it would hold up in a washing machine, just probably wouldn't be best to dry it.

Another issue we face when looking for the right gillie suit.. will there be a lot of noise, by snagging a branch or something moving around on the suit. Not at all, this suit will never catch on branches or twigs. Offers elastic waist for easy adjustment. My husband also carries a side arm, and has no problem carrying.

Recommended for deer hunting, duck, bird, elk or turkey. Also has some other uses as well. For instance paintball. This suit would be ideal for hiding in a paint ball fight as well. Again, it's not going to break the back and will keep you pretty much invisible just like your looking for.

This suit is an XXL, made for a 38-42 inch waist. My husband wears a 34 and is pretty tall and was able to fit in it just fine. He is more then pleased with the suit. Now he hasn't got to use it for hunting just yet, but he has confidence in it.


Sniper Outfitters Gillie Suit is available on Amazon, you can hop on over HERE to order for $39.97. Keep in mind as always with products on Amazon, prices may change.








Disclosure: I received this product for an honest review. All opinions expressed here are entirely mine, pure and true.