~October Favorites~

Another month has flown by and it's time for October favorites.  Around this time of year, I feel like where I live, the desert. My hair dries out, my skin, and so when I buy products in the fall they are going to be mostly moisturizing products.

1. Clear Scalp & Hair Therapy Nourishing Anti-dandruff Shampoo Volumizing Root Boost....whew, that's a long name.  I love this shampoo.  It cleanses my hair without stripping the moisture from it. I wash my hair every other day, so aside from my Lush Big, I use this about 75% of the time, or I'll combine the two.

2. My second favorite product of the month is, old faithful: Palmer's Cocoa Butter Lotion.  I love Palmers, it's very moisturizing and not the least bit greasy.  Not too many people are fond of the smell, but I don't mind it.  As long as it does the job and people aren't avoiding me it doesn't bother me.  It works really well if your pregnant, and want to avoid stretch marks.  I know those evil little things are totally avoidable, but using this on your body everyday more than 2x a day will help a lot, and in places where stretch marks are prone to appear: Breasts, back of arms, stomach, thighs, buttocks, back, calves.  Even if you start to itch, don't scratch just rub some lotion on it.

3. Benefit Skin Care.  I received a sample of Benefit's Foamingly Facial Wash. I tried it, liked the smell and the way it cleansed my skin, so I thought I'd give the full size bottle a try. (Warning: It did burn my eyes a bit). Well I didn't stop there, so I also bought the Refined Facial Polish and the Moisture Prep Toning Lotion.  So far I've been loving all three.

The next product I've been loving are the Loreal Lip Butters, more specifically in the colors Pink truffle and Berry Smoothie.  If you haven't tried these before I recommend that you do.  They are very moisturizing, never tacky and come in beautiful colors.

The candle of the month has to be Bath and Body Works Marshmallow Fireside.  I'm in love with this scent.  I bought a couple of full sized candles for my home and a few minis for my office a few weeks ago.  Everyone tells me how good I smell. I just smile and let them believe it's me. I can't be too modest, I'm not that great!jk BBW is having their 2/$20 sale on 3 wick candles...get them while they're hot and still available.  Just made an online purchase last night, and will be going to my local BBW after work today to get some more. Don't judge. Oh Leaves came in at a close 2nd.

Lastly, scent of the month.  Blackberry and Bay Cologne.  It's fruity, yet warm like a musk. It's a very inviting scent.  I talked about this in a blog post a few weeks back. Check it out if you're interested, but I like-y this scent.

Those are my October Favorites, hope you enjoyed.  Let me know what your favorites are.

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Product of the Month!

With October swiflty coming to an end, I thought I'd write a quick post about my favorite product of the month before I do a favorites video.  I know it's been a while since I've made a video, but I'm slowly gathering up the equipment I need to make quality videos.  I made a video the other day and realized the sound is horrible, so I'm going to improve on some things and hopefully I can have that favorites video up by next week.  Anyway, enough of my rambling, without further ado...My favorite product of the month has been:

Laura Geller's Bronze-n-Brighten.  It's a baked bronzer with multiple color infusions.  It reminds me of Bare Minerals warm.  I first used this in the spring, and now that my tan has faded I love the warmth it brings to my face for fall.  I add it to my cheeks, the sides of my nose, forehead and then I add a touch of blush to the apples to make my cheeks pop.  Laura Geller has some great products, but this is my favorite by far! Hope you all are having a wonderful morning...xoxo 

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Hair Color Fail of the Week!

The prize for worst hair decision ever goes to.....Brooklyn Decker! She went from Ultra-fab to Ultra-DRAB.  I don't like it at all. She looks younger no doubt, but it just doesn't give her that star quality. Let me know what you think? Do you like it?

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Is your foundation aging you?

I don't know about you, but I HATE looking older.  I don't mind getting older; there's a certain finesse one achieves with age, but the sun spots, lines, and marionnette lines...no thank you!  So I've been feeling a little under the weather lately.  I wasn't sure if it was the change of seasons or what, but now I realized... it was my foundation that was making me look and feel bad.  Yes, my foundation, I know I'm shallow.  Nonetheless, my skin was just lookin' kinda old and masky.  The foundation culprit: Laura Mercier's Cream Foundation.  I know I know, I'm a beauty sinner for even saying that out loud, but it's true. So I decided to switch back to what I was using sparingly in the summer, which was the Makeup Forever Face and Body foundation.  What a difference it made, my gosh!  Don't get me wrong, LM's Cream Foundation is AWESOME if you like and need/want more coverage.  I just realized after 30-some odd years of trying to conceal every flaw, I didn't want or need it anymore.  I like seeing my skin; I like to glow a little; but with the heavy foundation on I wasn't glowing at all.  It completely matted out my face and I was overcompensating by slathering on blush and hi-light.  Not the way to go if you are in your 30's.  I was basically just hi-lighting everything I wanted to cover.  So there you have it, my beauty revelation rant.  I love both products, but I realized what I love and what I need are two different things.  So if you feel like you're in the same boat, try something new or go back to something old. Switch it up, Have Fun! 

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Awesome Yankee Candle Deal!

Hey Beauties,

I know a lot of you beauty readers out there love candles...well here's a good deal for you!  Yankeecandle.com is having a Buy one Get one 1/2 off sale.  So here's the deal I scored.  I bought the large jar candle of the Pumpkin Buttercream $27.99; 1 large jar candle of the Cranberry Chutney $13.99 (1/2 off); and car stick vents--Peppermint $5.99.  Now the deal isn't the B1G1 1/2 off, it's when you spend over $45, use offer code RMN12, you get $20 off your order.  So for all three items I paid $27.97. Shipping is $5.00 but that is a great deal.  I bought two candles and car fresheners for the price of 1 Large candle.  I don't know how long this deal will last, but if you don't need any more candles in your home, and who doesn't? You can always buy them as gifts for Christmas.

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Jo Malone Blackberry & Bay Cologne

I just bought Jo Malone's new fragrance, Blackberry and Bay Cologne.  It's fruity, yet warm like a musk. It's a very inviting scent. It had a richer scent in the sample I received in the mail (they always do), so that is what I expected from the bottle..not so much.  I do love the lingering scent though.  I will try it a few more days and let you know what I think.  So far so good:)

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~Lancome Artliner~

I just got a delivery and it's my new Lancome Artliner in Smoke.  I first learned about this eyeliner from dope2111 on YouTube.  I was watching her Halloween tutorials and she used this eyeliner in a lot of her videos.  I just loved how easy it was for her to work with it and I especially liked the flexibility of the pen. I also bought it because the description says it's long lasting.  I ordered it in the color smoke, which I thought was going to be a dark-gray, turns out it is more of a blue-gray.  I am now going to order it in brown.  Black is a little to harsh for my skin tone and eye color, and it can age you, so I stay away from black eyeliner and mascara. 

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Victoria's Secret Pink store inside Cowboys stadium!

 I'm so glad to be reporting this because I've been looking online at NFL.com for the perfect game top and I haven't been able to find one.  I knew VS had some stuff online, but they've added much more to their selection recently, and now they've VS Pink has opened a store in the Cowboys stadium.  Woohoo! My husband likes the cowboys, so naturally I had to follow suit to keep the peace in the clan, but this makes it so much easier to like them even MORE!!!! What better way for cowboys fans (46% women) to spend halftime than shopping.  They have team-themed T-shirts and sweatshirts to sports bras and lingerie.
Let's face it ladies, we just want to be supportive and look sexy doing it! I hate wearing over sized jerseys, the cut is always wrong, the material is heavy, it smells funny and it makes me look heavier than I am.
Other teams have collaborated with Pink, but the Cowboys are the first team to launch a major store in the stadium.  What's better than blinged-out sweatshirts — and even Cowboys-themed thongs and bras, well...Margaritas come in a close second.

Check out my other blog: FABLOOZ.com for more beauty, fitness and lifestyle ramblings.  Halloween is coming up and I'd like to get a contest together, so tell your friends..the more subscribers, the better prizes!

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Free Wet & Wild Nail Polish at CVS!

Good morning nail fanatics, just found out today from the www.krazycouponlady.com that there's a sale on Wet & Wild Shine Nail Polish at CVS, Buy 1 Get 1 Free. Buy 1 @ .99 and get the 2nd one Free. That's a total of .50 cents each.  You can't beat that! Get them while they last...I'm heading over there today:)

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September Favorites!

I cannot believe October is already here... Well, I hope you all had a good month. I did.  Here's my list of favorites for September.  I really haven't changed my beauty routine in awhile so I am looking for a new skin cleanser for combo skin. If you have any suggestions please leave a comment below. 


LUSH Happy Hippy shower gel, $9.95 3oz. I tried the smallest size because I wasn't sure how much I was going to like it and didn't want to commit to a large bottle, but I love it! I love the smell.  It's very energizing and zesty.

Fresh Ctiron De Vigne Body Lotion, $22.50, 10oz.

My friend turned me on to this scent two years ago, this month.  I went to visit her in Vegas, and she smelled so good.  Turns out it was this baby. So now during the fall, this is my go to scent of choice.  It's a little pricey, but it's feels and smells luxurious.


Laura Mercier Eye Primer, $24.  I've been using this primer since May or so, and I will probably continue using it.  I used to use Urban Decay primer potion, but this one is much better and it seems to last a really long time.  My eyelids are pretty oily, but with this on my lids my shadow never creases. 

Dior Brow Styler, $29, Sephora.  I love this brow pencil. It comes as a retractable pencil, and although the tip is ultra fine, it doesn't feel brittle or prone to breakage. The lead is slightly dry and matte (it's somewhere between waxy and powdery), which makes it perfect for sketching into sparse areas without looking drawn on. It's also a universal color, no red tones, which makes it perfect for the lightest of brown brows to the darkest.

Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch Highlighting Concealer, $7.99 at Ulta.  I did a review about this one earlier last month.  I can't say enough good things about this concealer.  I like it better than the $40 YSL Touche Eclat, and I never thought I'd say that.  I've been on the fence about drugstore makeup for years until this year when I started watching more youtube and beauty bloggers' reviews.  I like the color, the consistency, and most of all the price. For $36 cheaper, it's hands down a great product!

Last but not least my favorite perfume for fall:

Lancome La vie est belle, $50ish.  I'm not really sure of the price.  I'm assuming anywhere between $50-100, depending on the bottle size.  I first learned about this fragrance through a magazine swatch, you know the samples you rip open, rub all over yourself, throw away and then forget about? Yeah, except I didn't rub it on myself, I just kept it on my desk and smelled it everyday.  Anytime I wanted to smell something good, I pulled that baby out and gave it a whiff.  My husband bought it for me almost a month ago, and I've used it everyday since then.  If you like sweet scents, you'll love this one.  My husband says it reminds him of cotton candy, and I love me some cotton candy.

What are your favorites for this month?
Leave a comment below and let me know!

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Hi my name is Roberta, and I am a beauty, makeup, fashion and fitness fanatic! I enjoy wearing makeup, trying new products and doing product reviews. I've taken a little time off from Fitness competitions, to focus on my family, but I still enjoy giving advice and working with people, and will get back into competing in the near future. So stay tuned. If you have any questions, please ask:)
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