BH Cosmetics – 6 Piece White Brush Set with Cosmetic Bag

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Happy Friday Everyone!

Today I am sharing with you a first impressions on this BH travel/ mini brush set. This retails for $12 and it comes with 6 makeup brushes and a bag where you can store your brushes in. You can purchase them here.

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This kit includes: 

Foundation brush

Dual-fiber powder brush

Blush/contour brush

Eyeshadow brush

Eye blender brush

Angled eyeliner brush

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Overall this kit is perfect for traveling it has the basic brushes you would need to create a even day look. The brushes are the perfect size to complete each task and don’t take up too much space when traveling. The nice thing is that they give you a bag that can also accommodate other size brushes so you can carry all your essential tools with you.

I’m excited to take these brushes with me on the few trips I have schedule this year.

Have any of your tried out any of the BH Cosmetic Brushes sets? What are your thoughts?

Have a great weekend everyone!

-M

 

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First Impression: Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water

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Happy Friday Everyone!

Today I am sharing with you my first impression of the Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water. There are two versions of this product a pink lid that seems to be a regular formula and the one I will be talking about today. It is the blue lid and it’s targeted for removal of makeup even waterproof mascara.

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What they say it does:

This all-in-1 bi-phase cleanser is surprisingly powerful yet gentle to skin. It effectively removes even waterproof makeup, cleanses skin and refreshes. A multi-purpose cleanser that contains Micellar technology. Like a magnet, micelles capture and lift away dirt, oil and makeup without harsh rubbing, leaving skin perfectly clean and refreshed without over-drying.

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My first impression:

First off make sure that if you are going to use this product you shake it very well. You can see the water and the oil separate when it is left to sit and you don’t want to use that on your face it separated mixture on your face it won’t take anything off.

Overall I was pretty impressed by how it removed most of my make up off. It did not over dry my face and it only irritated my eczema when I applied pressure on my eyes. I did have to use three square cotton pads to remove most of my makeup off, but then I used a cleansing towelette to make sure my skin was really clean.

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Before taking my makeup off

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I think this is a great thing to use if you don’t have any access to any water or if you use very little makeup. I also think if you want to step up your cleansing gave a little bit more this is a great first step and then I would follow it up with a cleansing towelette and a face cleanser for a squeaky clean face.

Have you tried this yet? What are your thoughts?

Have a great day!

-M

First Impression: Rimmel Lasting Finish Colour Rush Balm

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I was so excited to see new beauty products from Rimmel. I think this is a brand that is often overlooked or just never though of when people talk about make-up. I know that Rimmel has some great products but, 6 out of 10 times their products are not up to par with the other drugstore brands (meaning foundations, mascaras and eye shadows).

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I was excited to see that Rimmel came out with their version of a lip balm. As you all know Revlon, Clinique, Tarte and Wet’n Wild have their own versions out, and I wanted to see how it compares. I was thrilled that they cost $4.97 (at least here in VA) that’s a lot less than the other brand’s lip balms.

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I picked up two different colors because I wasn’t sure how they would perform. I wanted to test out a natural every day color and a more vibrant summer color. I wanted to see if their was a difference between both because sometimes the brighter ones wear better than the natural colors.

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Right off the bat the first thing you notice when you take the lid off is that these lip balms smell like vanilla. I had to stop for a second because it smelled so good then I checked again, and yes the scent is vanilla. I really enjoy it the scent. Being someone who bakes often vanilla is one of my favorite smells.

These apply just like any other lip balm that you might have already tried. They have a pointy start like a crayon and the product twists up to dispense. One thing I am a bit worried about is how easy the bottom portion twist & turns, dispensing the product with the cap on. I think as long as you don’t mess with the bottom portion that twist you can avoid a mess inside the lid. Just be careful when you open them.

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Overall these have slowly become one of my favorite lip products. It may have to be because I choose two colors I know I will get a lot of use out of. These lip balms are soft and don’t dry out my lips. The color pay off is awesome and they last just like any other lip product. They do leave behind a nice lip stain which is nice for those of us who don’t have time to reapply their lip products. If your looking for something super long wearing that will keep the same color and pigmentation through out the day this is not it. For the price these are a awesome lip balm.

Have you tried these yet? What is your favorite drugstore lip balm?

-M