Thursday Thoughts

Image Linking up with Jen over at http://www.ramblingsofasuburbanmom.com/

– Happy Halloween. This will be the first Halloween of many in our new house. I’m excited to finally meet the neighbors and see what all the kids are wearing. Besides, we never got trick-or-treaters at my parents when I was little.

– Saturday can’t come soon enough. My beloved Sounders are playing their archrivals in the MLS Playoffs. I can’t be more pumped.

– I’m new to this blogging world and I like it.

 

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Hit or Miss for October

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Hello lovelies,

Fall is a time for change. The leaves change, the weather is consitiantly changing, and our every day routines change. This last month I got tons of new products to test out. Some I fell in love with and others just aren’t my cup of tea. Here are my hits and misses for the month of October.

Hits:

Lush Fair Trade Foot Lotion:

Smells amazing and works great after a long day on my feet. It makes them feel so smooth and healthy.

Kleenex Hand Towels:

These are great to use for almost anything. I keep them by the bathroom sinks. I use them when I watch my face instead of using the same hand towel every time (got to think about the germs).

e.l.f Makeup Brushes:

Affordable, easy to clean and great for travel. What more do you want from makeup brushes?

Tangle Teezer Brush:

Great to use right after the shower. It’s gentle on my hair and gets all the tangles out. Because let’s face it, our hair gets tangle after the shower.

Misses:

Pacifica Purity Coconut Water Cleansing Wipes:

I was super excited to try these wipes because I’ve heard so many great things about them. They turned out to be absolutely horrible. They ripe coming out of the package, the smell is gross, and they are super tough to use. Whenever I use one, I need to put a lot of elbow grease in order to get them to get my makeup off.

Buxon Stick Around Eye Primer:

I like the concept of a stick eye primer. There is definitely a market for it. However, buxom’s primer is not it. It is so rough to put on. My eye lids were hurting after a couple of uses that I had to go and get a different primer. Beauty is pain, but this was too much pain for me to deal with.

Aveeno Skin Brighting Daily Scrub:

Instead of helping with acne, I was breaking out more. I need a daily scrub that is going to help with my acne problems and not make it worse.

What products did you like this month? What were some misses for you?

Signing off!

Jennifer

October Favorites

Hello lovelies!

October has come and gone. This past month has been rather good for me. I tried a bunch of new products and rediscovered some old brands. It’s hard to believe that we have two months left in 2013.

Here are the products (beauty and non-beauty) that I loved for the month of October.

Make-up:

Benefit the POREfessional:

Benefit advertises this as a pore minimizing product and boy, does it do that. It helps to minimize the pores and leaves my skin feeling soft and moisturized. This helps with the application of my foundation and last all day. Before I started using this product my face would get really oily after a few hours. But now, I can avoid the mirror check every hour or so. I would recommend this product to anyone. However, it is a little on the pricy size but totally worth the money.

e.l.f Little Black Beauty Book:

I tired e.l.f products before and they use to break me out so I’ve been scared to try them again. Until recently. I was visiting my best friend when she showed me this little black book from e.l.f. It comes with 48 varying shades. The colors vary from intense to natural to matte to metallic shimmery.  The shades are super bendable, last all day, and very pigmented. This book travels very well since it so cute and small. Anyone looking to get a great every day palette/book should try this one out. Very affordable.

Skincare:

Lush Ocean Salt face and body scrub:

Lush is a brand that I’ve heard of but never really tried. To be honest, they are expensive and I’ve been too scared that I won’t like them. At first, I wasn’t a huge fan of the smell. Normally, I want my body products to have a nice lingering scent to them. However, after the first use of this scrub I got over the smell and basked in the goriness of this product. It leaves my body feeling so fresh and clean. I had my husband try a little and he loves it as well. Great product but a little bit too pricy.

Haircare:

It’s a 10 miracle leave in-blonde version:

What to say about this product? I had the original bottle of it’s a 10 but it left my hair with some white streaks in it and didn’t really work. I went to Ulta and found the blonde version and have been in love with ever since. It adds moisture to my hair without weighing it down. It makes it easier to de-frizz. Basically, this product is a miracle worker.

App:

Audible:

Driving to and from work, I spend about 3 hours in the car and most of that time is stuck in traffic. Music is nice but can be rather distracting. I discovered audible. It’s book on tape for the modern world. I plug in my iPod and away I go. Reading is such a huge part of my life and now I can do it on the go.

That wraps up my monthly favorites for October. November, you better be good.

Tell me about your favorite products for the month of October.

Signing off!

Jennifer