Winter Skincare Routine // blogmas day 7

The winter months make my skin so dry and I am more prone to breakouts for some reason.

I only use a handful of products that keep my skin looking healthy and clear!

First, I have to say one of my favorite skin care brands is Yesto. I’m in love with the entire line of facial wipes, each ingredient focuses on a different aspect of skin problems.

Say Yesto Tomatoes Clear Skin Detoxifying Charcoal Facial Wipes

What’s really cool to me about this particular wipe is the fact that is says detoxifying. I can sometimes feel the oil on my skin and I need to have some deep cleaning to get rid of it.Getting rid of makeup is really easy with these wipes too. Plus I think it’s super awesome that the cloth is black hehe.I usually end my day by using these wipes to remove all of my makeup. Depending on how my skin is reacting that day. If I have visible breakouts or my face feels extra oily, I reach for these.

Aveeno Clear Complexion Daily Cleansing Pads

You can tell I enjoy wipes and pads more than actual cleansers. I don’t know, I just don’t like to get my hair wet some days and it’s super quick to just swipe swipe swipe across my face and be done!

That doesn’t mean I ruled out cleansers all together though. But Aveeno is another brand I can trust. I never breakout or get a bad reaction form any of their products. My skin is highly sensitive and I have eczema, very bad eczema during the winter months but I can always count on Aveeno!

I use these pads at night, again if my skin seems to be doing just fine and I just need to remove a bit of makeup and clear my skin of dirt. I love the smell of these and they actually last me a good while. I think they have about 30 pads? It’s worth the money!

Aveeno Positively Radiant Sheer Daily Moisturizer

In the morning before I apply my makeup I always Star out with moisturizer. Winter can make the skin so dry but this product give you a nice dewy look!

I’m interested in what your skincare favs are, let me know!

The Best Lingerie I’ve Tried! // Blogmas day 3

Hi friends!

I recently discovered the amazingness that is Adore Me.com. It is a subscription service but the amazing ting is, yoou don’t have to pay monthly. You can skip the month if you wnat. (I havn’t skipped anything yet haha) Victoria Secrect is where I would always get my intamates at, but for some reason, I started to feel bored of them. I mean, the quality is amazing and so were the styles but the prices are just… too much for my budget! And for my size, I take a long time to find a bra to fit me.

Adore Me.com has a ton of styles and not just lingere either! They have super cute pjs to choose from. The sizing is so on point. I feel so good wearing their products and I can spend so much time on their website just looking through all the styles. I probably have about 80 things added to my wishlist haha!

I love that fact that I now can feel, I don’t know ‘sexy’… when I usually don’t. I don’t like to spend a heaps amount of money on VS and when I find something I like it’s always too high for me. Don’t get me wrong through girls because VS is a great great store! I just fell in love with a new company and I’m okay with it!

I ordered another piece, a red bodysuit, oh my gosh it is so cute! I can’t wait to order more. I mean I am going to give all of my money to this place lol!

Have you tried Adore Me? What are your thoughts? Quick question, do you wear lingerie for yourself or your significant other? It is a little bit of both for me.

This can make a great gift for yourself this year, or if you are looking for a gift to give your hubby this is it too!

My Morning Coffee Winter Edition // BLOGmas Day 2

If I don’t have coffee in the morning, I just feel out of place. Even in the winter, I can still drink iced coffee. It can be 30 below and I will have an iced coffee.

I love using my travel mug from Walmart, that says “Eat, pray, slay.” It’s so me haha!

So I put together a couple of my favorite coffee blends I do in the morning before work! (or the night before)

Peppermint White Chocolate (iced or hot)

  • I brew one cup on my favorite coffee, which is Donut Shop Regular mmmm so good!

  • Then, I add me delicious Bailey’s White Chocolate Peppermint Bark Creamer! This creamer is new to me this year, I usual get the Peppermint Mocha from CoffeeMate but I spotted this and wanted to try it. Now I might just buy a couple more to last me the whole winter!
  • After that, you can drink it right away or add a little bit of One Touch Latte Creamer. Seriously, it’s worth a try. I bought it because I had a rebate from my iBotta app (that is worth it too) That is if I am drinking it hot. If I’m drinking it cold, I set my coffee in the fridge overnight and when I am ready to head to work in the morning I add the creamer then.

Caramel Vanilla Swirl (iced or hot)

This is best when cold!

  • Again, I brew my favorite coffee, and then I add 3 pumps of Starbucks caramel syrup I purchased from Walmart for under $6! I can see this as a good gift.

  • I then mix in my Vanilla Almond Milk Creamer. I am lactose intolerant, and I find this Creamer to be very easy on my stomach. If I do use my other creamers, I take my medication.
  • Again, you can have it sit overnight and add your ice cubes or you can drink it hot. I love this cold it’s so refreshing to me.

I add so much Creamer to my coffee it looks a socially like coffee flavored cream lol! But, I hope you enjoy these recipes! I really would love to hear your holiday coffee drinks. I am always ready to try new coffees!

GNC Pro Box Unboxing!

Surprise box! I forgot all about my GNC box coming again! I checked the mail and BOOM I see a cute red box ready for me to open up. If you don’t know, GNC has a subscription box where they send you various health and wellness items for you to try! I loved my first one, and I am excited to try out my goodies in the second one.

Enyotics Health Focus Fast

It says that it is supposed to jumpstart your morning to make you more focused. It is a blend of vitamins, herbs, and botanicals. So, it should be safe. I really need to focus when it comes to school so I will be trying out these supplements!

Sunwarior Warrior Blend

This is a plant-based protein WITHOUT dairy! I am so happy about this! I want to try this after a good workout. That is my favorite time to drink protein shakes mmm.

  • Soy free
  • No sugar added
  • Gluten free
  • Dairy free
  • Vegan

This shake is packed with amino acids and the good thing about this is, you don’t have to blend this to drink it. You can just shake it up! That is one of the reasons why I am getting rid of all my Shakeology. I don’t have time to blend my shakes, clean the blender out before it gets that gross smell and yeah.

GNC B-12

I am on the fence on trying this simply because I don’t know much about B-12. Its description says that it is essential for energy production and carbohydrate metabolism, which I think I need. I don’t know just yet, I may be passing this one on to my husband.

Enlightened Crispy Marshmellow Treats

Mmmm I can’t wait to snack on this! I am like thinking what the heck about the flavor bein apple cinnamon but I mean I’m sure the original will be good if I don’t enjoy this one. It has 15g of protein! and I am hoping this curves my appitite for sweets and such. It is a decent sized bar for crying out loud haha!

OJO Quickly Dissolving Eye Care Crystals

I wear glasses and contacts so yes my eyes are not all that great. I am excited to try this little packet of nutrients to help them out! I’m sure that I will have to take this repeatedly to see results but I never heard f such a product it is so neat!

Resvitale Collagen Renew

This formula helps maintain skin elasticity and reduces the look of wrinkles. I think my skin is pretty good right now, I mean I know my mom would probably want to try this out so I think I may pass this on to her. I love using a face mask for my skin instead!

And then at the wee bottom of my box, I got a couple of coupons! Overall, I pretty much liked this box! I am not going to be using every sample in it but hey I did get some pretty good stuff and I am not disappointed. Thanks for reading! And if you love GNC or you love health and wellness, check out the GNC box.

I am like a little too obsessed with subscription boxes. I will admit this. THAT IS THE FIRST STEP. Haha okay, thanks, guys I’ll catch you next time.

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The Jesus Box by Annabeth Cherie {15% off Code!}

Hi friends!

If you don’t know, I love my Christian related things. I have my Holy Bible and my Prayer Notebook in my hands just about every day. Somehow, I stumbled upon this awesome subscription box on the ‘Gram and I knew I just had to subscribe!

Growing up, my mom was always religious. I loved going to church and seeing my Pastor, Shirley Caeser singing and dancing on stage. Yes, MY Pastor was THE Shirley Caeser! But as time went on and I moved out, got married and started doing adult things, I haven’t been going to church and honestly, it is hard to join a new one when you were so attached to a different one ya know?

Anywho, I really feel like this box sort of got me more in touch with Jesus and my religion! I loved everything that came to me and I can;t wait to see what I get next!

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Uninvited by Lysa TerKeurst

I started reading this book already and I am liking it so far. It is hard to put down. I really like the cover and the feel of this book too. It will be a pretty short read for me but I already have a couple quotes that stuck to me.

“Honesty wanted me to bring the core of who I believe I am and hold it up to the light of what’s really true.”

This book is worth reading, and I think it is the highlight of this months box!

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Magnetic Bookmarks

HOW CUTE! I love love love these little bookmarks! I never invest in buying bookmarks, I use anything else available to me, haha but I am loving these. I love the scripture written out on both, it is a little reminder to you to have hope and trust.

SavedByGraceCO Chapstick

This is an all natural ingredient lip balm or chapstick if you want to call it. It smells like no other I have ever smelled! I have the lavender scented one and it is super moisturizing and the packaging is so cute. I have heard of SavedByGraceCo before, I know that they have t-shirts, mugs, and home decor for sale. check her out here

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Jesus Freak Bracelet

All I can say is this is an adorable addition to my jewelry collection. I say ‘cute’ and ‘adorable’ a lot don’t I? I already had others complement it and ask what does it say! It is nice to share my faith with others and the bracelet is really good quality. It has a sort of distressed look to it and I like the color red that it is.

The second I saw Annabeth’s box, I knew I wanted it! I recommend this as a gift for yourself or for someone else! You can subscribe to monthly subscriptions or just a one-time payment. She is so sweet and was kind enough to give me a discount code to share with you all!

You can use code RAE15 for 15% off for a subscription, or RAE10 for 10% off a one-time purchase! Check her out! You can order through her website here.

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September Ipsy Bag

Better late than never, right?

Okay here is another Ipsy bag review for you! Seriously, if you are not subbed yet, you should! I get to try different types and brands of makeup I never knew of or got to try before. For only $10 a month! Plus, you get a cute makeup bag to go with it lol.

So this months theme was Boss Babe and it was a realllly cute black leather studded bag! I used it as an on-the-go makeup bag for my purse. (Would you like a blog post of what’s in it? Let me know!)

But, what I am really over the moon with is I received a ColourPop product. Yes, hold the phone. I have been wanting to try ColourPop forever but I didn’t know what to get first. Their lip products (from what Insta tells me) are AMAZING!

Adesse Organic Infused Nail Lacquer

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I got yet another nail polish color, but I’m not mad about it. The color is a very pretty grey (perfect for fall) that is a lot similar to the other grey I received in a previous ipsy bag. You don’t need to do too many coats for the color to show!

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Manefit Beauty Planner Mask

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I have been obsessed with face mask recently! And I was=nted to try the Korean brand ones for a while. I was super stoked to see TWO of them in my bag! My face felt so soft and it was glowing, if you haven’t tried a face mask yet, do so!

ColourPop Lippie Stix

Eeek! ColourPop! I already boosted about my thoughts of ColourPop above but yes, I love this Lippie Stick. I mean, the color is right for me, it’s too bright for my liking but it goes on soooo smooth. oh my gosh. I’m ordering the same formula but in a different color.

I don’t know what the sahde is, if you are a ColourPop fanatic you are going to hate me lol. But I can’t find the name of it!

Beauty For Real Eyeliner in Jade

Now we have a stunning jewel-toned green eyeliner I am in love with. It makes my eyes look brighter and I look a little more refreshed after applying it! I always loved wearing green makeup with my skin tone, I think it complements it very well. This liner is so smooth and I have it in the shade 24K Gold too. No need to use a wing with this one, just line your upper lash liner and you can use a blending brush to blend it out and tada!

LUXIE 207 Medium Angled Shading Brush

Speaking of shading, I now a perfect angled shading brush in my collecition! I’m like, amazed at how it can transform my looks witht he ability to smoke out the browns and purples I use. Yes, I started venturing out with fall colors!

I can make a Fall Makeup Look blog post for you guys in the future!

Alright, so my bag was some kind of awesome last month. I’m so ready for my October bag! What did you girlies and guys get? Let me know!

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My 3 Favorite Fall Lip Colors

So fall is here and I couldn’t be any more excited! I’ve been on the search for the p e r f e c t nude lip color for fall. Then, I found the one at Walmart. Yes! It is from Maybelline! I love it so much. Okay, let’s get into this so I can show you swatches!

Maybelline Lip Stick in 940 Touchable Taupe

The color of this lipstick is browner than anything else. It has a slight pink-y shade to it when applied on my arm but on my lips I don’t see it come through as much.

Finding a nude color for me has been hard because of having darker skin, I tend to find colors that are too bright. I wanted something nice and neutral, and well I found it! It is perfect for an everyday lip color honestly. I also sometimes pair it with another product which is the Neutrogena MoistureSmooth color stick in 100 Pink Nude. I apply the color stick to the middle of my lips and smooth it out just to add a little hint of color.

Y’all, that’s my hubby! ❤

Maybelline Lip Stick in 405 Pretty in Plum

Next, I have a color that I would only wear on date nights or if I am going somewhere in the evening. It is another product from Maybelline. Can you tell I love them? It screams fall to me with the purple plum shade that is not too bright but not too dark of a lip color. I love this lip stick paired with a gold/brown eye and winged liner!

I picked a really bad photo but at least my dog is cute.

Cougar Products 24-hour Liquid Lipstick in Mulberry

Last but not least I have a beautiful berry shade! This color doesn’t last a whole 24 hours but I don’t mind. It has fall written all over it! This shade came in one of my ipsy bags, thanks ipsy!

What are your favorite fall lippies? Let me know in the comments!

Renae