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A Girl's Gotta Spa! A Planner's Gotta Plan!

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//sent for consideration::self purchased::affiliate link// I have two obsessions occupying my time, recently. Skin care. Always. And planning. I got bitten hard by the planner  bug and I'm having so much fun with it! It's the perfect excuse for adults to play with stickers, coloured pens and washi tape! I love to sit at my desk with a coffee and a snack and all of my supplies and decorate my weekly and monthly layouts and plan out my days and weeks. Such a nice way to relax, have a little fun and be productive, all at the same time.  One aspect of good skin care is taking care of the bod. Keeping the skin soft, smooth and hydrated is key, especially as Winter approaches, the temps drop and the humidity and every last bit of moisture is sucked out of your skin! If you are like me and have a few more miles on your tires, dry skin is likely an even bigger concern.  A Girl's Gotta Spa! Energizing Citrus Body Lotion  can help. With their beautiful assertion that You

Get Your Skin Holiday Ready with Exuviance

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//sent for consideration// Is your skin holiday ready? This time of year, life can get crazy! The kids are in fifty different after school activities, work is nuts, you are dashing all over the place, trying to keep up with everything while shopping, decorating, planning and executing. Who has time to breathe? Or sleep? And all of that hurry up and hustle begins to show on our complexion. Our skin gets dry or too oily, rough, dull and loses it's brilliance and tone. When these signs begin to appear on our face, it is time to stop, block out a little time, turn off the ringer on our phone, kick the husband or partner and the kids, pets, homework and everything else out the door and take a little time to pamper, recharge and get back that healthy glow. Exuviance Bionic Oxygen Facial  with it's triple oxygenating blend is just the thing to deliver an infusion of pure oxygen to detoxify, brighten and restore a youthful glow to your complexion. Plus, just using the stuff

Tarte Light of the Party Collectors Makeup Case | My Notes

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//affiliate// I saw the  Tarte Light of the Party Collectors Makeup Case  on Instagram long before it released and I knew that I had to have it. Sequins and rose gold will get me every time.  Zip open the soft case and you will see, in the lid and insert in this year's Happy Holidayz design, inset are a snack size Tarte Lights. Camera, Lashes Mascara, a travel size double ended eye shadow brush and a card stock pull out palette that covers a mirror. In the lower well of the palette are twenty-four small eye shadows. All of the shade names are clearly stamped on the trim both on the main and smaller palette. Good job, Tarte! No having to keep track of stupid plastic slip covers or tossing them and never again knowing the names of my shadows.  Just a close up of the snack sized mascara and double ended brush. I like the mascara formula, a lot. I have quite a bit of it, around and I'm always happy to get more of it. The brush... Well, you know what I think o

My Glam Girl Beauty Picks for the Holiday Season

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#StyleHunters4Ulta #UltaTrendAlert //This is a sponsored conversation. All opinions are my own.// The holiday season is swiftly approaching and with it, parties, gatherings, family get-togethers and... Pictures. We all want to look our beautiful best, for all of these events, all season long. Happily,  Ulta Beauty  is there for us. Stocked with shelves full of get glam products in all price ranges, every beauty lover can find everything they need or crave and find beautiful gifts for family and friends, as well.  Today, I want to share with you some of my favorite get glam products you can buy from  Ulta Beauty . I bought most of these, myself over time, a few were sent to me. All are, in my opinion worthy and will help every beauty feel like a glam girl this holiday season.  I always begin my makeup application by applying a face primer. Even tho I have very dry skin, my foundation likes to disappear on me. I don't know where it goes... Does my skin eat it? One prime

Oz Naturals 2.5% Retinol Serum

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//sent for consideration//affiliate// Retinol. My skin can't seem to get enough. It wants all of the Retinol, all of the time. One way in which it receives it's Retinol fix is via a serum by  OZ Naturals . This  2.5% Retinol Serum  contains a clinical strength dose of Retinol plus Astaxanthin, Vitamin E and Hyaluronic Acid. The one ounce bottle is a deep amber colour and there is a pump delivery system to help guard against contamination and infiltration by air and light. This pale pink gel serum delivers a powerful dose of Retinol to the skin, yet it is buffered with Vitamin E and Hyaluronic Acid and it is gentle enough that I can use it close to my eyes (using care to keep it from getting in my eyes!) and down my neck and on my decolletage with no irritation or discomfort. Sometimes, my skin will pink a little bit but it calms down immediately but normally, it doesn't react, at all. I use Retinol on a regular basis, long term and I am enjoying the ben

Jane Iredale Just Kissed Lip and Cheek Stains

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//sent for consideration// Jane Iredale Just Kissed Lip and Cheek Stain  is a quick and easy way way to add a sheer wash of  sweet, hydrating colour to lips and cheeks. This gentle stain is formulated to adjust to your chemistry to flatter your unique skin tone. Rich in Avocado Butter, Wild Rose Wax and Olive Butter, this stain is softening and pampering. I have  Forever Pink , a light, peony pink and  Forever Peach , a warm, juicy orange-y peach. These sticks work best for me as lip balms, the tint is sheer, there is a light, fresh, sweetly fruity fragrance and slightly sweet taste. On the lips, a soft, glossy finish makes my lips look and feel pillowy and hydrated. If they start to feel a little dry,  quick rub together renews the moisturized feel and shine. It's kind of amazing. Personally, I don't much care for these on my cheeks but my picky, overly sensitive lips approve of the ingredients, finish, comfort and wear. Jane Iredale Just Kissed Lip and Cheek Sta

BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector Poured | My Ambivalent Notes

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//affiliate// Ambivalence about a makeup product. I feelz it. Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Poured  in Moonstone is a recent impulse purchase that went a little sideways for me. Please don't misunderstand me, it's not the product it's self that I regret, I think I chose the wrong shade. I had Opal and Moonstone confused in my foggy little brain when I placed my order and, well, #oldfartstruggles. Packaged in a positively adorable petite sized version of the iconic BECCA brushed metal and rubberized plastic compact, this creme formula highlighter adds luminosity and light to the features and a soft, youthful glow to the skin. So far, so good. But, this is aggressively golden and while it's pretty in swatches, I'm hesitating to put it on my face. Which is weird. I am not usually one to shy away from splashing anything shimmery all the fuck over myself. Check out this swatch... A fairly hefty swipe and one blended out. It's not scary, really. I t