August Hits and Misses

Holy Cow its September! This year has really flown by, my mother was right time flies the older you get. Onward to hits and misses from the past month….

Tea Rose Perfume by Perfumer’s Workshop:: $12.40 from Amazon

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I love the scent of Rose and this perfume is perfect because it is light but still has a strong enough scent that you don’t have to douse yourself in it!  You all know what I mean, with some perfumes there is no middle ground, one spritz isn’t enough and two spritzes you smell like you have bathed in a vat of perfume!  The top notes are Rose, Bergamot and Lily, Middle notes are Tuberose, Jasmine and Cedar and the Bottom is Amber, Rosewood and Sandalwood. If you aren’t sure about this scent you can get the 1 ounce bottle for $7.99.  Some Rose scented perfumes smell like Granny or as my sisters and I called them growing up ” old lady perfume”.  But this has a nice fresh scent that isn’t too heavy and give off  that you live with 14 cats and are trying to cover the scent of mothballs.

Fresh Peach Bubble Delight Bubble Bath:: $8.00 from Avon

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I take a bath once a week to unwind and relax and that bath usually involves bubbles.  I have several different bubble bath scents from Avon, but I seem to be reaching for this one a lot. The scent is amazing and lightly scents your skin and Avon has the bubble formula down to a science, its amazing! They often run deals (seems like mostly in the summer) like 2 for $9.99.

Anti-Bacterial Pocketbac Sanitizing Hand Gel in Island Margarita:: $1.75 from Bath and Body Works

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This was gifted to me and I totally forgot about it until I was cleaning out a bag.  Island Margarita is one of my new favorite scents from B&B.  The scent is a blend of mandarin lime and white nectarine, it smells like a vacation to a tropical island.  B&B is also good about running sales and I have picked up these PocketBac Sanitizers  five for $5.00.

 Wash-Off Waterproof Mascara::  $6.50 from Avon

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I have talked about this mascara before and I used it all through the month of July.  As I’ve said before, I live in Florida, it is hot and humid here. During the summer months, make up tends to melt off your face and with mascara you can end up looking like a raccoon. This mascara does not melt or flake and gives lashes length and definition.  I was able to get two mascaras for $6.00 during a recent sale. 

Urban Decay Naked Basics:: Paid $15.00 Via Tophatter retails for $27.00

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This palette is matte and features six neutral shades. The colors included are  Venus (soft, off-white demi-matte), Foxy (cream bisque matte), Walk of Shame (very light nude matte), Naked2 (taupe matte), Faint (warm, dusty brown matte) and Crave (deepest, darkest brown/black matte).  Love love love this palette you can create endless eye looks just with the colors provided or use them as a base and add other colors from your eye shadow collection. Urban Decay has amazing eye shadow and I am very pleased with this palette. 

Physicians Formula Organic Wear Translucent Powder:: Paid $3.99 at Ross retails for $13.99

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I am labeling this one a miss.  The formula is pretty good but the packaging sucks!  The brush is horrible and it is a pain to get the powder out.  I have used other translucent powders just as good as this one that were not a pain to get out of the package.  And I have only been able to find this online and I will definitely not pay $14.oo for this product plus shipping.

What were your favorites from the month of August?  Have you tired any of my hits and misses?  If you haven’t used Tophatter check it out and use my code d966f to receive a credit of $5.00! 

Clarisonic Review

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I finally broke down and bought a Clarisonic about nine months ago.  I have debated with myself for several months over if I should buy one or not.  It just seemed like a lot of money to pay for a motorized brush for my face. I should have broken down earlier! I love my Clarisonic and have seen such an improvement in my skin since I’ve been using it.

I have super oily, acne prone skin.  When I say oily I mean I can fill up three blotting sheets in less then 2 hours of putting on make up.  While I don’t think the Clarisonic has “cured” my horrible skin, it has led to improvement.  I feel like my skin is cleaner and more of my make up is removed when I wash my face.  Also I think the texture of my skin has improved dramatically.

When I first got my Clarisonic I used it twice a day, morning and night. After about two weeks I just started using it at night.  My routine at night is to use coconut oil to remove my make up. I slather the oil on my face and then wipe my face off with a make up removing wipe.  After that I wet my face and the Clarisonic Brush.  Then I put what ever face-wash I am using on brush and a little on my face and go to town!

Several times I have just used the coconut oil and a wipe and then used my hands to wash my face.  Then I take another wipe and go over my face again, there is still make up on my face!  I have done the same thing after using the Clarisonic and there was virtually nothing on the wipe.

I bought my Clarisonic Mia from Amazon.  There are several different models and styles but I just went with the basic, no frills model and I am very happy with it.