CG Smoothers

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CG Smoothers

Price: $10

Shade: Soft Honey

This is a Light to medium coverage foundation. It can be made sheer if applied with fingertips, and it is also very build able when used with a beauty blender or flat top kabuki brush.

I like how many shade selections there are. This does not cake up during the day. I do get a LITTLE slick in my t-zone after a few hours, but this happens to me whether I wear makeup or not! I would definitely say a little goes a long way. To do my entire face medium coverage with my flat top kabuki, I use about 1.5 squirts from the bottle. I like this foundation because it is not runny and it is also not too thick and drying.

This is a great foundation if you are attending an all day event, such as a wedding or convention.

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Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter

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Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter

Price: $6

Shade: Wild Watermelon

This lip butter, feels exactly how it sounds. Smooth and buttery. The color is very pigmented. I like this better than a lipstick because it glides on so smoothly. You get the same bold color as a lipstick, with the gloss of a lip gloss, but it feels like a moisturizing chap stick! This is definitely long lasting. I did not have to reapply for about 2 hours, and this was after eating and sweating!

Not to mention, it smells incredible!

John Frieda Frizz-Ease Curl Reviver Styling Mousse for Curly Styles

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John Frieda Frizz-Ease Curl Reviver Styling Mousse for Curly Styles

Price: $6 (At Walmart)

This mousse is perfect for those of us who want to leave our hair naturally curly or wavy, without the crunch. Most mousses dry the hair out profusely, leaving it rough, dry and flaky. This one leaves the hair touchabley soft and shiny while providing great hold.

I usually use about 3 pumps. I start with applying the product at my roots and scrunching from there. I then bring it down to the mid section of my hair. I like to start with most of the mousse at my roots because my hair is very heavy, often weighing my roots down. This mousse gives great volume to the roots!

I have used this product while diffusing my hair with a blow drier, but I try to let my hair air dry as much as possible, and the product works just as well then too.

N.Y.C. Smooth Skin Bronzing Face Powder

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N.Y.C. Smooth Skin Bronzing Face Powder

Price: $2.79 (At Walmart)

Shade: Sunny

When you see a bronzer for under $10, you are probably a bit skeptical. Nobody wants to end up with an orange, splotchy face!

This bronzer is known to be a dupe for Benefit’s “Hoola” and has been promoted by some of the most popular beauty gurus on You Tube! This is by far my favorite bronzer. I have tried Nars, and Sephora brand and I switched over to this one. Not even because of the cost, but because of color. This is a perfect warm, bronzy color. It gives you a glow without making you look shimmery. I dislike shimmery bronzers. This one is quite matte, and doesn’t make the face look splotchy or too dark.

No issues with this bronzer at all.

Has anyone else tried? What do you guys think?

Garnier Skin Renew Dark Spot Corrector

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Garnier Skin Renew Dark Spot Corrector

Price: $13

Purpose of this product: Fade dark spots from acne

Review: I use this product every morning, before putting on my moisturizer. It is non greasy, and non drying. It feels quite nice and light on the skin.

I have been using it for about 6 months, and definitely noticed a difference in my face. My skin tends to scar easily. Every time I get a pimple, it is almost a guarantee a nice memory of it will be left behind in the form of a mark or dark spot. This product hasn’t completely taken them away but definitely helped with fading them. For $14 I was not expecting a miracle, but I am definitely impressed.

Neutrogena Microdermabrasion System

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Neutrogena Microdermabrasion System

Price: $19 (At Walmart)

Purpose of this product: Exfoliate the skin

Review: No better product than this to slough away dead skin cells, while awakening brighter skin. I use this product almost every night after cleansing my face, for about 30 seconds. It leaves the skin feeling soft and supple. The next day I notice my skin is glowing. (Not greasy) The pads contain salicylic acid, which does not break me out! Instead, it actually helps clean up large pores, white heads and black heads.

Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion

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Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion

Price: $10 (At Walmart)

Purpose: Hydrate Acne-Prone/Sensitive Skin

Review: This has been my go to moisturizer for years! It is the only one on the market that does clog my pores and make me break out. When choosing any product for your face it is very important to make sure it says “non-comodegenic” and “hypoallergenic” especially if you have sensitive skin like myself.

This moisturizer is extremely hydrating. It tends to be a BIT on the greasy side, so if I wear this during the day,I only apply a very small drop. At night time however, feel free to slather this stuff on. Your face will be smooth and plump by morning!

The bottle is also huge, so if you use it about twice a day, it should last aroudn 7-8 months!