Beauty Haul from Walmart

I went to Walmart last weekend to pick up some food (because I need to eat) and needed a few Beauty items.  Of course need and want are two different things and I fulfilled both….

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Now some of this probably doesn’t look like beauty items, i.e. the Monistat Anti-Chafing Gel and the Milk of Magnesia.  But surprisingly they do have a use in your beauty routine!

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Milk of Magnesia $3.57 

I use milk of magnesia as a primer of sorts.  I put it in a little spray bottle (also at Walmart  97 cents) and mist on my face after cleansing and toning.  Just a few sprays will work 2 or 3, don’t over do it or your face will have a white cast and feel very tight like you are wearing a mask. I was at first skeptical but this really helps keep the oil at bay and I don’t have to touch up my make up every hour because it won’t melt off!


Monistat Anti-Chafing Gel $5.98

You may have heard of using this clear gel that dries to a powder finish as a primer.  Yes you read that correctly a feminine product being used as a face primer.  Today is the first day that I have tried this and so far so good.  I will follow up in a few weeks to give a full review and let you know my results.  Apparently from what I read the ingredient list for the Anti-Chafing Gel and Smashbox Photo Finish Primer are the same.  I confirmed this by reading the ingredient list on the gel and checking Sephora’s website for the Photo Finish Primer and they are nearly identical.


***Using the milk of magnesia and the anti-chafing gel together costs $9.55.  Smashbox Photo Finish Primer costs $36.00. You get half an ounce more of the chafing gel then you do in Photo Finish Primer and the Milk Of Magnesia will last for about 6-8 months.  So you really save more then $26.55 !! ***

Revlon Colorstay in 180 Sand Beige Combination/Oily $9.98

I bought Revlon Colorstay last year after hearing the rave reviews about it.  I bought it, and was not impressed.  The foundation did not stay on my face, transferred off very easily and did nothing to control my oil silo of a face.  For whatever reason I kept it even though I never used it and rediscovered it this weekend while cleaning out my make up bags.  Before I threw it in the trash can I gave it a once over and imagine my surprise when I saw the words Normal/Dry Skin…. WHAT?!?!?   Well no wonder I had problems, my skin is anything but dry and my mother always told me normal was a setting on the washing machine. I know myself and I thought for sure I would have checked to make sure I was getting the correct type of foundation for my skin.  I went to Walmart last night and headed to the Revlon section to find Colorstay in combination/oily.  Seems I am not completely nuts as the combination/dry and combination/oily foundations were all mixed in together…. Have not used this yet but when I do I will also write a review. 


Yes to Carrots Lip Butter in Mint  $2.97

I have been using EOS lip balm since last summer. In the past several months my lips have gotten very dry and chapped.  I quit using the EOS lip balm and my lips seem to do much better.  I did a quick Google search and it seems I am not the only one who has been using EOS for months and then suddenly it starts to dry out your lips.  I decided to give Yes to Carrots Lip Butter a try, so far so good, very moisturizing and I like the scent of mint. 


Vaseline Lip Therapy in Cocoa Butter $1.44

Vaseline is always my go to for super dry lips and I thought I might need to use it for a few days to clear up whatever EOS did to me.  And this tiny jar is sooo cute!!! 


Clean and Clear Morning Glow Moisturizer  $4.97

I have been using Lush’s Imperialis Moisturizer but it is to heavy for me during the summer.  I like their Vanishing Cream but at $45.97 it is quite a bit of money to spend and I don’t have a lush near me which means I would have to order online and pay shipping which is about $8.00…So you can see my dilemma.  I thought I would give this moisturizer a try and it has SPF 15 which is nice.   

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NYC Smooth Skin Bronzing Face Powder in Sunny  $2.74

I have watched several YouTube video gurus mention this product so I thought I would give it a try.  It looks matte which I like and I think the color looks a little dark for me but I have started using a fan brush to apply blush and bronzer that I think is too dark and it seems to work pretty well. 


L’Oreal Telescopic Shocking Extensions Mascara in Black  $7.97

I have heard great things about this mascara and you all know I can’t pass up trying a new one…. I haven’t given this one a go yet but when I do a full review will follow.


Do you have any unusual beauty tips?  What are your favorite drug store products?  Have you tired any of these products that are new to me, if so let me know in the comments what you think!!! 

Clarisonic Review


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.