TWO MONTHS! Here we are with FIVE THINGS FRIDAY PART 8! Very exciting.

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Anyway… as promised, here are our 5 favorite things this week. The first 2 are Eva’s reviews and last 3 are Dawn’s.

five things friday part 8!

Glossier Priming Moisturizer Balance

Eva – So… I discovered this on an Instagram ad. No joke. I am always sold on those things!

I have really obnoxious oily skin as the days goes on. For years now, I have been on the hunt for a good primer, and I try everything I can get my hands on. There wasn’t high hopes for this, but the description sold me:

Glossier primer great for oily skin. Five things friday part 8!

Balancing oil without drying skin? YES PLEASE! My first time using it, I was like, OMG, this feels amazing on my skin. It felt so soothing. And honestly, I use it at night now, as well, because it feels that refreshing. IDK if I am supposed to but hey, whatever works!

I am also a sucker for pretty

If you have oily/combination skin that gets worse in the afternoons.. and even if you don’t.. I highly recommend this primer. It’s light and just really feels great on the skin, and it DOES work.

Get 10% off your first order and free shipping with orders of over $30. Yes!

Next onto an item you’ll never not see me using at the gym…

Trident White Peppermint Gum

For #2, if you guessed GUM… you are correct!

I always need gum in my mouth when teaching Bodypump and Zumba. Honestly I am not chewing & chomping it, but I just have it in my mouth because I found it prevents my mouth from drying out. I talk a lot on the mic through teaching BodyPump, and I don’t have time to really drink water, so this helps a ton!

I also use this because it’s one of the few chewing gums that does not disintegrate as I teach. *Most* gums I have tried fall apart, melt, and I end up swallowing it. This stays completely in tact through 2 hours of teaching. WIN!

This gum is also great for after meals and just everyday use. I have it as an Amazon subscription basis every 2 months. So I do get good use out of it & it lasts a while.

best chewing gum when teaching fitness classes. Five things friday part 8!

Does it whiten my teeth? No. Definitely not. Can’t have it all.. haha.

#3, #4, and #5 are all Dawn, so here you go! and I have to be honest, she really gives the best reviews!

Tweezerman Folding iLashComb

Dawn here and taking over the next 3!

THIS IS THE GREATEST LASHCOMB EVER! Definitely an essential item in my daily makeup routine.

I do apply several different layers of mascara, anywhere from 3 to 5 (and I know Eva does the same). I use the iLashcomb in between mascara applications to help separate, lengthen, and remove excess mascara & clumps. The comb is metal so the teeth are strong and SHARP! 

iLash comb - best for de clumping lashes. Five Things Friday part 8!!

I gently clean the residual mascara off the teeth with a makeup wipe or hydrogen peroxide on a cotton square, let dry, fold, and store in my makeup bag.

I’ve yet to find another product that gives my eyelashes such amazing definition! Tweezerman products are quality made so they can be pricey but well worth it!

If you are obsessed with long perfect lashes like I am, I highly recommend you add this to your makeup routine!

I am next going to take you to my favorite face cleanser.

Bobbi Brown Soothing Face Cleanser

I believe that taking good care of your skin starts with a good deep cleanser. My go to cleanser is Bobbi Brown Soothing Cleansing Oil (Note, this is different & and different use from our Favorite Skin Oil we wrote about on Tuesday).

I’ve been using it for quite some time now – I’m constantly buying new cleansers to try and I ALWAYS go back to it!

Bobbie brown face cleansing oil - the best for my dry skin. Five Things Friday part 8!!
look at this gorgeous bottle!

Most cleansers leave my face feeling dry and tight, NOT THIS ONE!!

Not only does it leave my skin feeling AMAZING and smells delightful, but it removes ALL of my makeup – and I mean EVERYTHING (even waterproof mascara)!!

I have sensitive skin and this oil cleanser doesn’t irritate or cause breakouts like other products do. Don’t let the fact that it’s an oil based product scare you, it does NOT leave any oil residue on your face, it leaves your skin feeling clean and hydrated!


Eye Lift 360 Waterproof Primer

Last but not least, a primer I am also hooked on.

*please note this is absolutely not sponsored; we genuinely want to share this product.

I purchased this primer when it first launched and I’m so thrilled that I did!

Finding the right product for under my eyes is a huge struggle, and what intrigued me about this primer is that it works all around the eyes and provides anti-aging benefits. I honestly was thinking this would end up with all of the rest of my under eye products – in a basket collecting dust! 😂

eyelift 360 primer, obsessed! Five Things Friday part 8!


I use it everyday, and you just need a very little bit under eyes and then blend it in. It can also be used on the eyelids & smile lines or as I call them “parentheses lines” around the mouth. Directions recommend to use before adding concealer but I use just the primer only. I like the way it smooths out my eyes without making them look dry and flaky. The older I get the more difficult it is for me to find products that are light enough to cover my imperfections without it looking caked on!

(Eva here – I have not tried this but I am hating my undereyes at the moment so now I am sold on this. HA!)

You can get $10 off your first order here.

Thrive 360 waterproof primer keeps my eyes looking clean and fresh for the ENTIRE day!

That concludes PART 8 of Five Things Friday! Do you have a favorite under eye product? That is always something we are looking for.

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