Pur Cosmetics X Boxycharm | VIDEO | Peach and Purple Eye

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Get ready with me using Pur Cosmetics x Boxycharm Eye Shadow Palette! I am testing out a few things from the beauty subscription box: Boxycharm. The look is foundation free with just spot concealing and a quick, easy, everyday peach and purple eye look!

PRODUCTS USED
boxycharm http://bit.ly/2FROq3O
e.l.f. beautifully bare natural glow lotion in rose http://bit.ly/2HlIiRu
makeup forever step 1 hydrating primer http://bit.ly/2IgKECu
makeup forever matte velvet plus in 30 http://bit.ly/2tBRXBv
it cosmetics heavenly lux foundation brush http://bit.ly/2FBEtYg
becca color corrector in peach http://bit.ly/2GFigcU
bare minerals barepro 16hr full coverage concealer in cool http://bit.ly/2GF1URC
chanel soleil tan de chanel http://bit.ly/2FKcuJL
morphe m308 http://bit.ly/2DDdYzy
pretty vulgar blush in hush blush http://bit.ly/2HKJApJ
real techniques blush brush http://bit.ly/2Gl8axS
pur cosmetics x boxy charm http://bit.ly/2FONddi
smith cosmetics 230 http://bit.ly/2FKZEdC
sigma e40 http://bit.ly/2Hruqp7
laura mercier loose translucence setting powder http://bit.ly/2FwLhpT
luxe 231 http://bit.ly/2gwvhML
too faced diamond light http://bit.ly/2FTMRSK
wayne goss 15 fan brush http://bit.ly/2FPJYCv
Sonia kashuk small shader brush http://bit.ly/2pmk1DC
fenty match stix in amber http://bit.ly/2po05Ap
butter London double decker mascara http://bit.ly/2tXUJkN
nxy tinted brow mascara in black http://bit.ly/2FuWkUI
lashes in a box number 11 http://bit.ly/2HJ9HgC
house of lashes lash glue http://bit.ly/2HpJYtg

March Detox Box |VIDEO REVIEW | Hynt Beauty

The Detox Box is a skincare, makeup, and beauty monthly subscription box from The Detox Market. The Detox Market sells the best organic, green, non toxic, cruelty free beauty products and their subscription box highlights a new brand each month.

The Detox Box is a skincare, makeup, and beauty monthly subscription box from The Detox Market. The Detox Market sells the best organic, green, non toxic, cruelty free beauty products and their subscription box highlights a new brand each month. Previous boxes have included Josh Rosebrook and Skin Owl.

PRODUCTS MENTIONED
the detox box http://bit.ly/2FHjhUI
hynt beauty – sun prep http://bit.ly/2HDqLEI
hynt beauty – finale finishing powder translucent pearl http://bit.ly/2FX5KHT
hynt beauty – flawless blending sponge http://bit.ly/2FYFLzR

WHAT I’M WEARING
eyes – http://bit.ly/2FONddi
lips – http://bit.ly/2pflews
nails – http://bit.ly/2HDl2yR

WHERE ELSE TO FIND ME
beautyandbountblog.com
facebook http://bit.ly/2p7DjfJ
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twitter http://bit.ly/2GhU8Nr
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MUSIC
Winter Sunshine by Nicolai Heidlas Music https://soundcloud.com/nicolai-heidlas Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/b… Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/Sr0Rh4TVUSg

belif – First Aid 360 Eye Care Mask | Review

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belif first aid 360 eye care mask

In a Few Words

A moisturizing eye mask with a pudding-like texture that is appropriate to use around the entire eye area.

Belif’s First Aid 360 Eye Care Mask is a “hydrating pudding-like eye care mask releases stress around the eyes and replenishes moisture levels to dry eye rims… The leave-on, cooling and hydrating formula—infused with mimosa herb extract—instantly cools, relieves puffy and fatigued eyes, and prevents visible wrinkles by improving the resilience of the skin around the eye. Further enhanced with three belif napiers formulas (original, detox, and dark circle formulas),” – Napiers are tinctures and formulas formulated by an herbalist,Duncan Napiers, in the late 1800’s. –  are part of  “this eye care mask fights all signs of fatigue and diminishes the appearance of dark circles and puffiness around the delicate and sensitive eye areas.” The Belif First Aid 360 Eye Care Mask comes in a 25 ml plastic pot and retails for about $35.00.

The winter weather wreaks havoc on my skin and the sensitive skin around my eyes is the hardest hit. I tend to get patches of dermatitis on or by my eyelids and the corners of my eyes get extremely dry and chapped because my eyes tend to water constantly. I picked up this mask in desperation hoping I could find something to really soothe and moisturize my sad, angry eyes. Unfortunately, this mask doesn’t offer anything more than an average eye cream would (except that it’s ok to use on your lids, but I will use any eye cream on my lids if I need to). The mask is just fine as a moisturizer, but it doesn’t offer intense hydration or cooling or soothing. Also, the texture is so weird (legitimately like pudding) that it’s awkward to get out a small amount and warm it up between fingers, so I always feel like I’m using too much and wasting it. Even though I don’t like this cream by Belif, my savor this winter has been Belif’s Moisturizing and Firming Eye Cream!

The First Aid 360 Eye Mask is just fine as a budget friendly, basic eye cream, but if you’re looking for an SOS product, this will disappoint.

Notable ingredients it DOES have:
Mimosa Herb Extract: Prevents visible wrinkles by increasing skin resilience around the eyes in addition to relieving signs of fatigue by reducing irritation with tannins, amino acids, and other nutritive elements.
Napiers Original Formula: Contains ant-oxidation, skin calming, anti-trouble and antiaging properties to keep skin healthy.
Napiers Detox Formula: Purifies the skin by removing impurities and delivering antioxidants for improved skin texture.
Napiers Dark Circle Formula: Alleviates dark circles under the eyes with its antioxidant and brightening effects.

Notable ingredients it does NOT have:
Mineral Oil
Parabens
Phthalates

Possible Irritants:
N/A

Vegan: Yes

Tested on animals: No

Country of origin: Made in South Korea

Complete Ingredients:
Water, Glycerin, Hexyldecyl Ethylhexanoate, Dipropylene Glycol, Neopentyl Glycol Dicaprate, Cyclopentasiloxane, PEG/Ppg/Polybutylene Glycol-8/5/3 Glycerin, 1,2-Hexanediol, PEG-240/Hdi Copolymer Bis-Decyltetradeceth-20 Ether, Panthenol, Glyceryl Stearate, Mimosa Pudica Leaf Extract, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract*, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract* , Nepeta Cataria Extract*, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Leaf Extract*, Baptisia Tinctoria Root Extract*, Stellaria Media (Chickweed) Extract*, Arnica Montana Flower Extract**, Dioscorea Villosa (Wild Yam) Root Extract*, Galium Aparine Extract**, Melissa Officinalis Leaf Extract** Rosa Damascena Flower Extract**, Euphrasia Officinalis Extract+, Chelidonium Majus Extract+, Dimethicone, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Carbomer, Trimethamine, Trisodium EDTA, Frangrance++, Citronellol, Limonene. *Napiers Original Formula. **Napiers Formula DTX. +Napiers Formula DC. ++Fragrances of Natural Origin.

February Empties | 2018

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Glossier – Milky Jelly Cleanser

I like this cleanser, but I wouldn’t go out of my way to buy it again. I’m not a huge fan of roses, but the rose scent is subtle enough for me to tolerate it. While the cleanser isn’t drying, it doesn’t feel hydrating or creamy or rich. I will probably buy it again next time I place an order from Glossier because it a fine utilitarian cleanser.

belif – The True Cream – Moisturizing Bomb

A true favorite! Moisturizing, thick, absorbs quickly, and leaves your skin feeling velvety. I have already repurchased it!

Paula’s Choice – Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid

It’s fine… it does what it should do but I have grown to like AHA exfoliators better and I don’t really notice a difference in my acne when I am using it.

GRWM | SOFT GLAM | DAYTIME EVENT | NATURAL GLOW

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GRWM for a special event – I created a soft, pretty “my skin but better” complexion and an easy, neutral eye look using the ABH Soft Glam palette.

PRODUCTS USED
e.l.f. beautifully bare natural glow lotion in rose http://bit.ly/2HlIiRu
makeup forever step 1 hydrating primer http://bit.ly/2IgKECu
makeup forever matte velvet plus in 30 http://bit.ly/2tBRXBv
real techniques miracle complexion sponge http://bit.ly/2tEoV4i
it cosmetics bye bye under eye in light http://bit.ly/2tF7vV0
milani eye shadow primer http://bit.ly/2FJoVVj
laura mercier loose translucence setting powder http://bit.ly/2FwLhpT
anastasia beverly hills soft glam http://bit.ly/2GlEsc9
sigma e40 http://bit.ly/2Hruqp7
e.l.f blending brush http://bit.ly/2DhHTgJ
smith cosmetics 230 http://bit.ly/2FKZEdC
nyx pro blending brush http://bit.ly/2tCbuBP
sigma pencil brush http://bit.ly/2DkSo2J
tweezerman promaster eyelash curlers http://bit.ly/2DiAn5e
l’oreal voluminous feline noir waterproof http://bit.ly/2Ig64zH
bare mineral faux tan all-over face color http://bit.ly/2FBDAio
real techniques stipple brush http://bit.ly/2tJkp4L
hourglass ambient lighting powder dim light http://bit.ly/2Iij3kF
it cosmetics heavenly luxe blush brush http://bit.ly/2FBEtYg
charlotte tillburry cheek to chic in ecstasy http://bit.ly/2Gj2rIY
real techniques blush brush http://bit.ly/2Gl8axS
nyx hd concealer in fair http://bit.ly/2IjMWRr
abh sugar glow kit starburst http://bit.ly/2IkrDzg
it cosmetics brow power universal brow pencil in universal taupe http://bit.ly/2FuWkUI
nxy tinted brow mascara in black http://bit.ly/2FuWkUI
cover fx illuminating setting spray http://bit.ly/2HpJQtM
kiss trio lashes http://bit.ly/2IjaKF5
house of lashes lash glue http://bit.ly/2HpJYtg

Honey Harvest | Busy Bees

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This spring brings to a close or first year of keeping bees on the farm… and I turned out to be a pretty poor bee keeper. Our hive made it through the majority of the winter, but sometime in the last year, our entire hive died. We are sure what happened – we didn’t have a particularly bad cold spell and they had plenty of honey left.

I had decided to not collect honey from the bees last fall, that way I would not have to feed the bees sugar water all winter. Because we hadn’t harvested in the fall, there was so much honey left in the hive!

To harvest the honey, we removed the combs from the hive and set up a double boiler on the stove with a strainer covered by a pot lid set over a stainless steel bowl. We took pieces of the comb and crushed them in the strainer, letting the honey drip into the bowl over a pot of boiling water. Using a pot lid over the strainer let the comb warm up more easily, warm honey dripped quicker and made separating the honey from the comb easier.

I haven’t finished my research to figure out what we will do with the comb, but I’m hoping to make some fun candles or balm out of bees wax!

We have only harvested half of our hive and have TEN pints of honey! And since we don’t really eat sugar regularly (I wanted bees for a hobby, not necessarily for the honey), everyone we know will be getting honey from us this spring!

MOST REPURCHASED PRODUCTS

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belif – The True Cream Moisturizing Bomb

I am ALL over the place when it comes to skincare, but this moisturizer has a solid place in my routines. I am on my forth pot of this moisturizer (absolutely unheard of for me) and I have no intention of replacing it any time soon. It is thick and intensely moisturizing for my dry skin, but it sinks in quickly and isn’t heavy. It works really well under makeup or even as a PM moisturizer.

NYX – Tinted Brow Mascara (black)

I have tried almost every brow mascara out there and hands down this one by NYX is the best. It is extremely pigmented and can fill in the sparse areas in my brows, it builds really well to create a natural bushy texture, and it has a soft, but firm hold that doesn’t make your brows look shiny.

Real Techniques – Miracle Complexion Sponge

For awhile I was flip flopping between the Beauty Blender and the Real Techniques sponge but I finally realized that they were basically identical and the Real Techniques sponge was like a fifth of the price. The only complaint I have with the Real Techniques sponge is that it wears out pretty quickly for me so I have to replace it more frequently than the Beauty Blender, but because of the massive price difference, you will still come out ahead.

L’Oreal – Voluminous Feline Noir Waterproof Mascara

The. Best. Mascara. It builds volume and length while still separating the lashes without any clumps. I love the waterproof because it never transfers and works very well on both the top and the bottom lashes. Feline Noir works really well on top of other mascaras and always rescues me from lash disasters.