Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Beauty Tuesday: November Favorites

It's been a while since I've done a monthly favorites round up, so I figured this post is long overdue. Lately as  sleep has become more of a priority in my life, I've begun to focus on mastering a five minute look. I swear it's quite the change from my working days were I routinely spent 20 minutes on just my eyes every morning. Ha. Now I feel good if I use more than 2 eye shadow shades.

nov. favorites

So let me take you through my quick routine. I wash my face, then moisturize. While I'm waiting on my lotion to dry I go ahead with an eye shadow primer, then a light all over color, maybe blend a slightly darker color in the crease. I'm loving both the coastal scents natural palette and even the bronzer from the Naked Flushed palette. If I'm feeling really good I may even add an eyeliner. Ha! Then a quick swipe of the benefit they're real mascara (seriously the best mascara ever!) and I'm done with eyes.

Next up, blend the Supergoop CC cream all over. Great coverage, I don't even need a concealer! Finish with a setting powder, a little blush from my Naked Flushed palette. Done.

Then it's coffee time and apply the revlon just bitten kissable balm stain on my walk to campus.

Easy. What are your five minute face tips?

Friday, November 8, 2013

Friday's Fancies: Sweater Weather

Hey folks, popping in for a quick Friday's Fancies! Thank goodness sweater weather has finally arrived to New Orleans! The last few days have been lovely. Fall is in the air!

sweater weather

Hope y'all have a great weekend! "No Fun November" has officially started, so I'll be outlining, study grouping and reading ALL weekend long!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

DemoDiaries: U by Kotex

So lets get real for a second ladies. There are products we all use, every month. But we rarely talk about them. Tampons. I don't know about y'all, but there is really nothing worse than a bad tampon. Now, normally I'm a product junkie. I can never stick to one shampoo or foundation or even mascara for more than a few weeks without wanting to try the next new thing. But when it comes to feminine hygiene products? I find one I like and stick with it. I've been using the exact same brand of tampons for the last ten-twelve years. So imagine my shock when I discovered U by Kotex. I am not going to lie to y'all, I was actually shocked by how much better these tampons were than my old brand. 

Lets talk about the applicator. You thought all plastic applicators were the same right? wrong. U by Kotex Sleek Tampons have a no slip grip for "just right" placement and a smooth tip for easy insertion. I mean seriously, the grip is awesome and the plastic itself is slim and easily maneuverable.

You know what else drives me nuts? when a wrapper gets torn in my purse and I find random tampons floating around in my purse. No more with U by Kotex. The wrapper is secure, though still easy to open when you need to.

Want to try U by Kotex for yourself? Of course you do. Click here for your own free sample. They're available in Regular, Super and Super Plus.

Don't forget to follow U by Kotex on Facebook and Twitter for even more fun and offers.

I wrote this review while participating in a content series through Clever Girls Collective on behalf of U by Kotex, and received products to facilitate my post and compensation for my time to participate.

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