Soap and Glory Body Butter

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Hello ShopaHAULics, Tiffany here and this is one of few lotions that my skin doesn’t become irritated to. The Soap and Glory Body Butter line is amazing and has amazing scents that I have tried and all three that I did try were great and didn’t irritate. So, let’s get into this!

Packaging: I love it. I think that this is a cute addition to any nightstand, bathroom counter, bag, etc.

Durability: Once you rub this into your skin, it isn’t greasy or too much, the scent is strong at first but it fades away after you begin your daily work. A little goes a long way! I actually think that this is one of the lotions that works for me and provides an immense amount of moisture.

Pigmentation: White, but you don’t have to worry about it making your skin look like a flourescent bulb, it is clear after and leaves a nice subtle sheen to your body.

Budget: I buy mine at Sephora and the 1.7 oz (the one I purchase) is $6.00. If you are an avid lotion user, it may be best to purchase the 10.1 oz for $22.00, the only down fall of it is that it isn’t easy to travel with.

St. Ives Timeless Collagen Elastin Moisturizer

Hello ShopaHAULics, Tiffany here and my Sephora Instant Moisturizer may be running because this is the best moisturizer I have used, hands down. No, there is no SPF, but this sure does pack a punch to knock out any dry skin you have.

Packaging: This is a 10 oz container so it is larger and will be a problem if you are travelling and have limited space. The packaging is really easy to get a hold of and the cap screws on and off with ease rather than missing a ridge and making it difficult to close it correctly.

Durability: This moisturizer lasts all day, ALL DAY. I love putting it on and knowing that my T-zone, where it is most dry won’t get dry throughout the day. The moisturizer blends in well and doesn’t make the skin look white. You will look a little “glowy” for a couple of minutes but it will set in. I wear this even in the sun which can be a downfall since there is no spf.

Pigmentation: White.

Budget: This moisturizer only runs around $5.50-$6.50! Absolutely affordable and you get a ton for the money you spend. I started using this about two months ago and I haven’t made a dent!

Tips and Tricks for Applying Lotion

Hello ShopaHAULics, Tiffany here and I thought I would post this before next weeks post which deals with lotion. Here are the tips and tricks for applying lotion that I have quoted/learned:

1. Place lotion on the back of your hand. Whether you have a pump of tub, always take the lotion on the back of the hand and rub them together first, then use any residual lotion for the palms of your hands. This method helps you keep your hands away from greasy hands or if you just want to be quick with applying lotion.

2. When purchasing in a store, test before purchase. This is a pretty common thing that everyone knows. However, if you have extremely sensitive skin to scents and fragrances, definitely out on more lotion than you normally would from the testers and leave the lotion on for a long time. If you sense any irritation or need to itch it could be likely that you may be allergic to something in there.

3. apply with wet hands. Of course I don’t mean dripping wet but when you come out of the shower your hands still have moisture and, to me, that is the best time to apply since your skin is more “loose” since the pores are open.

4. Always carry lotion with you I struggle with this big time. I suck at always having lotion on me but I am going to try and start getting better at it by using a travel bottle or old lotion container or moisturizer container to keep in my bag. Now, this does take up room but if you are someone who is always going from one work place to another or traveling, a large bag comes in handy all the time.

I hope that this helps! Leave a comment down below of your lotion tips and tricks or if you have any questions!

Ulta Freshwater Mist Sugar Scrub

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Hello ShopaHAULics, Tiffany here, and there is something about sugar scrubs that I have always wanted to try. I know that The Body Shop makes some but none of their scents call out to me, not to mention that they cost much more. I shop at Ulta frequently so when I saw that they had their own line, I jumped.

Packaging: I like that this is more compact than most but if you are in tight quarters this can be a bit on the large side.

Durability: I love that this scrubs my dry, dead skin away from my body. I don’t think that it lasts, smell wise, too long out of the shower but I don’t lather my body in this since I want to get the most time out of this product and use it sparingly.

Pigmentation: Blue like the sky reflecting on the ocean! I love the pigmentation of this and when you apply it the blue is nonexistent. The exfoliating beads are rough but if you apply sparingly you won’t rub your hands the wrong way if you have hands that break out in dry patches.

Budget: A solid $12 and if you become an Ulta Rewards member you can get coupons in the mail and get $3.50 off a $10 purchase! Sometimes coupons will come in that are $5 off of $10!

 

Monistat Relief

Hello ShopaHAULics, Tiffany here and this is the one life changer that you will soon not be able to live without. For those of you who don’t know, this product helps you from getting a rash formed in between your thighs because they rub together so much when they are exposed to each other, this happens a lot during the summer and become irritating.

Packaging: Absolutely love it! I can honestly say that because of the consistency of the gel that you will not have a problem getting this product out. This is also pretty sturdy as a packing whole.

Durability: If you are in the heat and walking around you should be fine with one application for the day but if you are in the scorching heat you may need to carry this around and apply another coat when you can feel your thighs chafing.

Pigmentation: The pigmentation of this is cloudy and the feel of this product is an odd feeling, almost like a primer and some people have even been comparing this to the Smashbox Photo Ready Primer.

Budget: I know I mentioned the Smashbox Photo Ready Primer but this is definitely more affordable at around $7. You can also find coupons every now and then for this product.

Weekend Essentials

Hello ShopaHAULics, Tiffany here and I thought it would be great to share with you am essentials kit that you can use when you go home for a weekend or a weekend away from family with friends. My essentials kit is made up of items aside from the basics like a toothbrush, toothpaste, clothing, etc.

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A large cosmetic bag is definitely a good thing to have with you to hold your immediate essentials. I don’t think that even a beauty addict should have exceed this for a weekend but to each their own because I don’t decide what you need or don’t, Do what suits you best!

I got the cosmetic bag for free after purchasing two lotions and a spray from AVON years ago.

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For skin essentials I have my Sephora Collection Instant Moisturizer abnd St. Ives Even & Bright scrub. I like to apply the scrub right after the shower and scrub once I get out.

 

 

 

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For hair I haven’t even used the Bosley Healthy Hair product because I have only been trying it every now and then, I plan to actually consistently use it. I have definitely been using the Organix Renewing Argan Oil and I love it so much! I can definitely tell that when I don’t use it that my ends tend to go back to being dry.

 

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Of course, I have to use deodorant, it is so hot! So, I like to use a gel because it doesn’t clump like a stick. The Secret Outlast Unscented Deodorant works best for me. The next item could be considered weird but it is seriously the best thing for those of you who have thighs that tend to rub together and then become irritated from the friction. I will be reviewing it for next week so keep an eye out for it! The Monistat Chafing Relief Powder-Gel is amazing!

 

 

 

 

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Last but not least I have my Hello Kitty paddle brush that is large so it may not be the best to travel with, I may change it for a smaller brush. The other item is a hair tie because it is always good to have one when you need it. I had another but it was in my sister’s room since I had used it the other night.

There you have it folks, my essentials!

Not pictured was my AVON Bali Bliss perfume! Oops…

Sephora Collection Instant Moisturizer

Hello ShopaHAULics, Tiffany here and do you want to know what saved me from being the Sahara desert this past winter? This is an absolutely life saver. I found this product through a sample that came with one of my Sephora purchases.

 

Packaging: Two words: Sturdy. Sleek. I definitely love the packaging of this product and it also has a removable lid that will help keep the product inside rather than all over the lid when you travel.

Durability: This lasts a long time on your face and you should definitely feel the effects of the moisture when you are ready to go out and about or under your makeup. Definitely a product you have to let sit for a couple of minutes.

Pigmentation: White and it can leave your face dewy looking but that goes down after a couple of minutes.

Budget: $22 at Sephora which is a bit much but I plan on only using this in the winter since it really does wonders.

Irish Spring Bar Soap

Hello ShopaHAULics, Tiffany here and if you have followed me for a long time you will know that I have sensitive skin so soap can actually make me break out. I have found very few bar soaps do so.

Packaging: easy to open cardboard and the bar is a good shape so I don’t feel like it is going to slip through my fingers.

Durability: This product lasts about a month and a half, I think for me, and it has such a nice smell that it makes you feel clean.

Pigmentation: This bar is green but you won’t turn green! I love the smell of mint (I believe) that comes from this bar soap, definitely one of the best!

Budget: Usually bought at Sam’s or Costco in bulk so I don’t know how much it is in store…but…a quick search on Walmart says an 8ct is approximately $8.

Bath and Body Works Shower Gel

Hello ShopaHAULics, Tiffany here and I have to say that this product is really good if you want to smell good for a little while. This product lathers really well once applied to the area and if a loofah is used it works even better. I have sensitive skin so I can’t use their lotions but I can use their body wash..weird.

Packaging: it is so hard for me to remember how many times they have changed their packaging for these items. However, I think that these are nice and sleek and the cap is easier to pop open for convenience. Now, when they change body wash packaging again this may or may not still be valid…we shall see.

Durability: The scent doesn’t last ages but lasts about thirty minutes to an hour.

Pigmentation: Depends on what scent you get. The consistency is smooth too though, which is good.

Budget: These run about $8.50 and that is pretty expensive so unless you have a signature scent or these are on killer sale, which is when I buy them for $2-$3 I think you can pass.

My favorite BBW scent is Peach Bellini and Wild Honeysuckle

Neutrogena Oil-Free Moisturizer SPF 15

Hello ShopaHAULics, Tiffany here and you will be so happy to know that I am knocking products out of my life! Well, maybe not out of my life, but I have stopped obsessing over having the want to buy anything and everything. So, this is a product I have finished and can tell you what I think since my face actually transitioned from oily to dry when I used this (not because of this product)!

Packaging: I think that this is one of the smartest packages ever. No, this is not small, but it has a turn top so you can lock the top when you travel so that it doesn’t accidentally press and spill moisturizer all over. The nozzle is really small and at first I hated it but after a while I realized that it has helped me use the most of the product without overdoing it.

Durability: When applying it I used one pump after I washed my face in the morning so that the moisture on my face made it easier to blend. I have to say that this lasted all day even though it didn’t feel like it. I knew it did because when I washed my face in the shower I could feel a slight “film”, not to say that this is filmy but you could definitely feel a layer coming off…okay, that is not the right explanation. You can just feel it folks.

Pigmentation: It comes out white and it will make you look slightly whiter than your normal skin tone for about 10-15 minutes.

Budget: This is about $5-7.

Oily to Dry: So, as I mentioned above, this is a product I used when my face became dry. I felt it working for the most part when it was oily, my face would get oily after a really long day (10+). When my face started to become dry my T-zone became extremely dry even more so and flaky. I couldn’t use this anymore because it wasn’t doing anything but I would just for the SPF quality even though I have heard that SPF 30 is the minimum if you want any protection in general.

Hope that this helps! Let me know if you have any questions!