Makeup Monday: The Balm Cosmetics Palette


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When you find an eyeshadow palette you love, you want to tell everybody about it! So that is what I am doing. The palette below is one of my favorites. The eyeshadow is so pigmented and creamy, which is what you want in your makeup. This allows it to stay put all day long with no need to reapply.

Check out my YouTube (here) where I discuss my five favorite colors in this palette. Shop the palette and other makeup products below.

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Alli


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Makeup Monday: NYX Love Contours All Palette


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How do you do you makeup with just one palette? You use the Love Contours All Palette by NYX, that’s how. This palette offers a variety of shades and colors that will allow you to contour your face, do your eye makeup and highlight your cheekbones all in one. It is perfect for travel or to throw in a tote for touchups during a busy day. See how I used the vibrant colors to do everyday makeup below or here on YouTube.

What are you favorite NYX products? Shop mine below!

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Alli

                       

                                             
                         
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Addicted to LUSH!!!

                                     
So LUSH sucked me in……The other day while in the mall I ventured into the Lush store. I have been into the store one or two times but have never bought anything. I loved the smells of the products and what they stood for but I just wasn’t ready to commit until two days ago.  If you have never heard of Lush, I don not know who hasn’t, let me tell you a little bit about their company and why I love their products.
Lush’s core values should be enough for you to take a look. They pride themselves on: 
1. Being NAKED! “When it comes to packaging, less is more”. All their packaging is made from 100% recycled plastic. They ask that you reuse the container or bring it back to the store. They also offer  a free Fresh Face Mask if you bring back five clean pots so they can recycle them. If that’s not a deal than what is?!? 
2. Everything they make is 100% vegetarian and some even vegan
3. They make their products with the freshest ingredients possible daily
4. Fighting against animal testing for over 30 years. They love the animals!
5. Everything they make and sell is handmade to the touch
6. Ethical buying. Their ingredients do not cost the Earth. They are tree huggers. Which I love! šŸ™‚ 
7. Charitable giving.
Check out their story here
Products I am trying now and LOVE:

1. Oatifix Fresh Face Mask- All Lush mask are made with essential oils, fresh fruit and veggies, deep cleansing clays and nutrient rich herbs. The Oatifix soothes dry and flaky skin with mashed bananas.This mask is for sentsitive dry or irritated skin. Lush has mask for all skin types. At only $6.95 for a pot that has five mask in it, it’s is definitely worth trying.

2. Buffy Body Butter- Exfoliating and moisturizing bar. This one is my favorite. The rough textures eliminate lumps and bumps and sloughs away dry skin cells to reveal brighter, fresher looking skin. The cocoa and shea butters keep your skin beautifully smooth, moisturizered and soft to the touch. Cost is $6.95, $11.95, or 22.95 depending on size.
3. Turkish Delight Shower Smoothie- They look like a body lotion, with a softy, creamy whipped texture, and yet they’re a soap. Turkish Delight is a rose scented smoothie. This specific one is particularly good for dry and sensitive bodies that need moisture. Cost is $34.95, but well worth it if you have dry skin.  It last about 3 months. Great for the winter months.
5. Charity Pot Body Lotion- With floral perfume of ylang ylang and rosewood oils in a hydrating cocoa butter base, this lotion is extra moisturizing. Not only do I love this lotion 100 % of the profits go to charity. Cost is $6.95 or $25.95. The charity that is on the Lush pot I bought is Earth Guardians. This organization empowers youth around the globe to create social and environmental change in their communities. Check out their website here. So donate to a charity and get an awesome lotion while doing it.
What is your favorite LUSH product?  I now have too many to name.
Visit the LUSH website here
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