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I graduated from the University of Florida with a B.S. in Psychology. I am an aspiring optometrist. I love my rescued terrier Noah, and I fully believe in the phrase "Adopt don't Shop."
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I love products that are gentle on the skin, and this falls perfectly into that category. It’s very hydrating and makes my skin feel soft, soothed, and supple. Great for applying after toner and before serums and moisturizers! I received this product complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.
I do notice this makes my foundation last longer and works especially well with the foundation from the same line, however, the application is a bit funny. Sometimes when I rub it into my skin, instead of completely disappearing, it pills up kinda like the dirt and dead skin when you rub your hand against damp skin. Yeah, it’s not cute. Still looking for the perfect primer. I do like the scent and the refreshing, cooling sensation this gives.
It’s definitely creamy and moisturizing, but I’m not sure it’s given lasting results. I was expecting a more pleasant fragrance as well, since I love avocados but it’s just okay. Not something I reach for.
Crunch fitness is a gym that I actually feel comfortable stepping into, which is so important for a good workout. The staff is friendly, it's a safe and clean environment, and they have a good variety of classes and quality equipment.
I always struggle to drink enough water each day, which is likely due to living in a two-story house and my lazy self not wanting to go all the way downstairs to get a glass of water. The new Brita Stream has made my life so much easier and my water-drinking habits healthier, because it filters immediately as you pour! It takes up less space than the traditional water filtration pitchers we're used to, so I keep it on my desk ready to pour at a moment's notice. No more standing around, leaning against your kitchen counter, waiting for your water to slowly drip through a filter before you can pour a glass. This Brita filters water 10x faster than previous models. It also comes in several fun colors, has silicone seals to prevent spillage and leaking, and has an electronic meter on the lid to remind you when to change the filter. Many thanks to Influenster for giving me the opportunity to test this product before it even hits the shelves! I'm loving it so far!
This lip balm is seriously a life saver! I got it free when POGO had a sign up to try their new lip balms. I picked the flavor Mint Mint because I had lost my favorite eos sweet mint balm. Let's just say eos is no longer my favorite. Crazy, I know! But this POGO balm really surprised me. The scent was overwhelming at first because it was not what I was expecting. It has notes of spearmint and rosemary, and melts into your lips as if you just primed them with a blend of essential oils. It literally feels and smells like a spa for your lips with lasting effects to match. If my lips are ever chapped, I'll pop this baby on and they'll be healed overnight. I kid you not. I've never had a lip balm work so fast and effectively on my lips before! And it continues to work! Unlike other balms that you get used to. It also does well as a base for my lipsticks, including my most drying liquid lipsticks. The product lasts a long time too, but I'll definitely be purchasing a backup. I just love it!
I was so excited to get a mini size of this mascara to try out, because I had heard such great things about it, but this mascara flakes on me like no other. I love the fluffy bristles and the way it coats my lashes, but the effects do not last. It looks great when I first put it on, but after a few hours of wear I look like I just walked through a soot and ashes with black specks and smudges under my eyes and on my upper cheeks. I'd like to try the waterproof version to see if it's any better, but I definitely won't be purchasing a full-size of this. And for the record, it's not better than sex. lol
I love this hair straightener. It's pricey with good reason, although you can sometimes find it on sale at Ulta, Marshalls, or Nordstrom Rack. I actually use this flat iron to add waves and curls to my naturally straight hair, and the evenly heated ceramic plates glide so smoothly. I've tried cheaper flat irons and they just don't run through my hair as smoothly as the Chi. You will not get your hair caught in this iron, and it won't leave any rigid marks where you've placed it on your hair. It's super easy to use with the only control being the on and off switch. If I were to only be able to own one hot tool, I would choose this!