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.

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e.l.f. Mineral Eyeshadow Primer

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Hello ShopaHAULics, Tiffany here and this primer is possibly the only eyelid primer you will need. Not only is this affordable but it works on most skin types.

Packaging: Easy to slid into your travel bag when you are in a rush to get on a plane. The doe foot applicator is really great to apply it onto the lids and the applicator slides back in easily.

Durability: This is really a great product to have with you even if you aren’t applying any eyeshadow. I like to apply this when I am going to do a graphic or intense eyeliner look. If you are sweating or have extremely oily lids this may not be the best but it does do its job for the every day makeup wearer.

Pigmentation: Nude but blends in to the skin easily.

Budget: $1! The most affordable makeup primer ever!

Benefit Porefessional Makeup Primer

Hello ShopaHAULics, Tiffany here and can I tell you that this is definitely worth the money! I have yet to find a primer that does the job like this one.

Packaging: Sleek, modern, and sophisticated.

Durability: Definitely longer than most primers I have tried. The surprising thing is that I could barely tell that makeup was on my face with this and everything else on. This primer literally makes all the difference when it comes to how well your makeup will sit. I have some acne scarring that can be covered up by a lot of foundation but with this I can concentrate most of the primer there and it really evens out the scarring.

Pigmentation: This comes out as a nude-beige so I am not sure how well this blends in to darker skin tones but this definitely blends in well and it feels like a really smooth and light lotion. I used a dime size which may be larger than what most people use but I have relatively large pores so I want them to disappear, in a sense.

Budget: $31.00 which I definitely did not pay for since I don’t remember it being that expensive. Worry not, I will find an alternative one day!

Organix Renewing Argan Oil

Hello ShopaHAULics, Tiffany here and this product is absolutely perfect for your ends! Keep on reading to find out why!

Packaging: I think that this is absolutely amazing packaging because it is small and great for travel. This bottle also forms with your hand so you can let the product out easily.

Durability: The bottle has been sturdy and works really well to keep the oil inside.

Pigmentation: The oil comes off as yellow but it doesn’t change your garments that you wear to have a yellow tint as long as you thoroughly put the product in.

Budget: This product is approximately $6-8 depending on where you go but I have yet to find another product that works this well and smells like something other than chemicals.

I have used this in and out of the shower and it tells you to use it after your shower. I found that the result wasn’t as successful in the shower. I also found that the product can leave a slight residue so be sure to have a sink or towel close by to wipe off the excess oil. I tend to use a dime size to go through my ends.

P.S. There are three different types, thin/fine, all hair types, and dry/coarse. I have not noticed a difference between any of them.

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.

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!

St. Ives Apricot Scrub Blemish and Blackhead Control

Hello ShopaHAULics, Tiffany here and if you want to know how I cleared up my face and continue to treat acne, then here it is. On the left is what I purchased before and is clearly more sanitary but the right holds more product so I am kind of torn on which one I like better but they cost about the same or a dollar difference so I don’t know. I am very carefuly with the tub so I don’t get a lot of bacteria in there, just open, scoop, and close.

Packaging: Great packaging, I feel that I can get product out easily.

Pigmentation: Peachy with exfolating rocks that shouldn’t hurt you as long as you don’t scrub too crazily. Definitely a keeper.

Budget: About $6 but there are always sales at Target and if you get coupons from your local paper you can definitely save $1 or more.

I prefer this to the Fresh Skin version of the apricot scrub because this does more for me, the other just feels too smooth for my skin since the exfolating factor isn’t as strong.

How My Armpits Went From Blackholes to Clear Skin!

Hello ShopaHAULics, Tiffany here and I know that title sounds odd but if you have ever used deodorant and then your armpits have become darker or black even, then you know what I am talking about.

I used to use stick deodorant that was solid and it never really caused an issue before. I actually used and reviewed the Secret ph Balanced Deodorant which is the deodorant that caused me to have blackholes for pits. I don’t think that it is the deodorants fault but it is the fact that I don’t need such a heavy deodorant. I don’t sweat like normal people, I generally sweat through my hands and feet and it is constant.

Anyway, I knew that by scratching gently away at my armpits that the deodorant buildup would come off slowly but it still didn’t lighten. So, I did some research and found that a really simple way to get rid of dark armpits is by changing your deodorant to a gel format. At first, I was cautious but what could I lose at this point? I bought one and the change wasn’t instantaneous because of all the buildup but the gel deodorant didn’t buildup on top of the existing blackhole.

I decided to stick with the Secret brand because it isn’t a bad company, the product I was using just wasn’t working for me. Plus, Secret is affordable.

i found this beauty:

Tiffany, do you really need to make it that big? Well, it was already this size, and yes! This is the Secret Flawless Clear Unscented Deodorant. My life saver and I am so happy to have found this. In case you are looking to purchase this, I also bought the unscented version because I tend to react badly by breaking out to scents so I was happy for an unscented version. Now there are a ton of scents but I prefer to stay unscented. When you buy this, don’t fret if you have to twist a lot, you just have to move the dial so that the product can come out.

Hope that this helps!

 

 

Crest 3D Whitestrips – Glamorous White – Review

Packaging: The packaging is a bit too big. I don’t know about you but they could have made this packaging half the size for easy storage. The strips come in a flat rectangle each and when you peel one open you can see a clear plastic that holds the parts that go on your teeth. I wish they had better instructions too since I had to look them up. I didn’t know if you were supposed to brush your teeth or not before hand. You don’t need to.

Durability: I don’t think that they stick on that well to your teeth. The top row is easy to master after the first two or so and then youc an adjust as needed but the bottom row always shifted on me. I think that there was one time that it was okay but for the other times the bottom row just wouldn’t stay.

Pigmentation: When you remove the strips you may see a white residue that is not all over your teeth but in the crevices and that is fine because it is the extra but you can easily wash it off if you would like.

Budget: Approximately $40 depending on where you go and it is a bit overpriced to me and I want a budget friendly version if you all know of one.

Review: Cailyn Gel Liner in Black

Hello ShopaHAULics, Tiffany here, and a fun fact about this product is that I won it in a YouTube giveaway. Holy cow! It was a while ago but I have to say that this is my favorite product that I got out of the whole package.

Packaging: I think that this is super convenient when it comes to travel because the brush is already there so you don’t have to pack another item in. I do think that it can be a bit of a space hogger though but if you place it right, you should be fine.

Durability: Absolutely amazing because it goes on so smoothly and lasts all day. I have rubbed this a couple of times before and it doesn’t budget. The brush that comes with this is also really good but I recommend wiping it down before storing it back in its spot.

Pigmentation: Black as night. I love the fact that you don’t have to go back over it once you place it down on your lids. However, you will need to work fast becasue once it is there you can’t get it off without makeup remover.

Budget: Okay, here is the thing…I can’t find it anywhere else but their website and other online stores. This beauty is $21.00 based off of the Cailyn website. Yikes…It was actually $16.00 at one point…unless it was another site. Anyway, this can put a dent into your wallet but if you want one item that will last you all day and night, I would definitely go with this one.