Anastasia Brow Freeze vs NYX Bush Tamer

Anastasia Brow Freeze vs NYX Bush Tamer (Netflix Sex Education) – that is seriously the name!! We are BACK with another blog post finally! Better late than never 🙃

Dawn here…Both of these products are GREAT! 😍

Anastasia Brow Freeze vs NYX Bush Tamer! let's compare shall we!

So let’s start with the basics.

Both products are easy to use: Just brush them onto brows and style in place to create brow-raising looks that will hold up to 16 hrs.

I’ve been a big fan of the Anastasia Brow Freeze since it came out. We talked about it HERE and HERE. It WAS very difficult to find because it was in such high demand. When I literally couldn’t find it anywhere, I decided to try NYX Bush Tamer. Boy oh boy was I pleasantly surprised how well it worked and you can’t beat the price!

Here are some details:

Brow Freeze: $23 – 8g/0.28 oz

  • styling wax
  • no residue or flaking
  • water-based formula
  • paraben free
  • cruelty free
  • vegan

Bush Tamer: $8 – 5.0g/0.17 oz

  • clear brow styling gel
  • non-sticky, transparent formula with natural finish
  • quick & easy to apply
  • vegan formula
  • cruelty free
a cheap brow alternative...BUSH TAMER!!! Anastasia Brow Freeze vs NYX Bush Tamer


Brow Freeze needs to be applied with a spoolie brush. There is definitely a learning curve to get the right amount of product on the brush, it’s not as easy as 1,2,3!

Bush Tamer comes with a mini brush for more precise application. This makes it easier to control the amount of product on the brush and it is as simple as 1,2,3!


Bottom line: You can’t go wrong with either one. It really is your own personal preference. If I HAD to choose one…I would pick NYX Bush Tamer.

NOW. Look at pic below.

Which product is on which brow?!

NYX BUSH TAMER on left brow
Anastasia Brow Freeze vs NYX Bush Tamer
I did one of each….take a guess!

Hope you enjoyed this post! I loved reviewing both and love the price point of NYX. Tell us what you think!

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Mexico family vacation recap

MEXICO FAMILY VACATION RECAP – where do I even begin?!?! (This post is kid specific)

Eva here.

My husband and I took a trip to an all-inclusive (right outside) Cancun Mexico vacation with our six-year-old daughter and our two-year-old son. We stayed at the Iberostar Paraiso Maya.

*this is NOT a sponsored post. We paid 100% for this vacation.

You are probably wondering: “Why did you pick Mexico?” Well we went on our honeymoon over 7 years ago to an adult only all-inclusive, and we absolutely loved it. We have been ITCHING to get back since!! So that’s why 🤗

Spoiler alert – we were definitely a little ambitious to do this trip with 2 small kids… especially one being 2 years old. But you live and you learn, right?

Iberostar Paraiso Maya trip!
Luke wouldn’t get in the picture. #twoyearoldtantrum

Below are a bunch of things I’d do different with a ton of info… in no particular order.


Give yourself way more time at the airport than you think you need. And not even for JFK or whatever airport you fly out of – Once we arrived in Cancun on a SATURDAY AFTERNOON, we were not prepared for almost a 90 min wait to get through customs. My kids were really struggling with this after a 4 hr flight.

ALSO – The stroller for Luke….we thought we would just grab on our way off the plane. NOPE, they put it through baggage claim. So now we have a very cranky 33+lb toddler who doesn’t want to walk and we don’t even have access to his stroller.

EDITED TO ADD 8/19/2021:

I am the worst writer so excuse me for not making the stroller thing clear lol. So, we took his stroller to get checked AT THE GATE at JFK. They put a tag on it, and said it would be at the gate in Cancun… like right when we get off the plane the stroller would be there. Welll….it wasn’t. I am not sure why, but AT CANCUN, they did not give us the stroller at the gate. They put it through baggage and we could not get it until AFTER we cleared customs and went to baggage claim. So that was 90+ minutes dealing with a heavy, cranky, and hangry toddler!! lol.


SO THE TAKEAWAY HERE – bring a smaller stroller that can fit as a carry-on? I don’t even know if that’s a thing but we really needed him in a stroller at that point. HELP!


I dropped the ball. I didn’t bring nearly enough snacks for my kids.

Let’s get right into the food situation. A LOT to say about this one.

At an all-inclusive you have access to the buffets. They are usually great, however were not open for lunch & dinner at the times we needed/wanted (but at least breakfast was open early).

OK SO – being this was a family friendly resort, I didn’t bring a ton of snacks. MY FAULT!!!! Long story short: my kids didn’t love the food 100% of the time, and they also weren’t always hungry at the times my husband and I were. So this meant they weren’t eating as much or as filled up as we thought. The first few days they were CRANKY and we at first were like wtf? Turns out… they were just hungry.

In between each meals, my daughter Caroline would grab at least 2 bars (cereal bar or clif bar) we brought from home and chow down…. we were like why? Weren’t we just at breakfast? But in reality both kids just really weren’t eating enough at the meals. They weren’t used to the buffet’s variety nor were they willing to try the different options (don’t come at me! they just like what they like). So this meant I definitely was running out of snacks I brought from home rather quickly, yikes.

By day 3, we started hoarding the mini cereal boxes of fruit loops (lol) so they could snack by the pool and this was life-changing. After about an hour of pool time, Luke (who is 2), would start to get extremely irritable. OK no biggie because we just sat him down on a chair under an umbrella with a snack and it made a difference. SNACKS SNACKS SNACKS!

By 11 am, the ice cream parlor would open so we would get them an ice cream.

11 am ice cream. YES PLEASE!! iberostar mexico

Lunch at most of the buffets did not open till 1p (WHAT??!!) and so we would keep Luke awake as much as we could for a later lunch. Since most 2 year olds nap by 1, you can imagine how tired Luke was, lol. Lunch was a crap shoot. We would eat quick and then get Luke down for a nap. We tried to skip his nap the first day and realized that was NOT going to work. The sun and chlorine just took too much out of him (more on that in NUMBER EIGHT).

THIS MEANT…. I really needed more snacks. Luckily some cafe’s were open so we would grab them cookies or a dessert again of some sort. Not the best option but it was what it was. Ice cream again in afternoon when he woke up before dinner!

Food continued to number 3.


Food is a long one so let’s break this up and talk about dinner now.

When we arrived at the Iberostar Paraiso Maya, we were immediately greeted & promised the world by a concierge (no really he was great the first day but then disappeared and we never saw him again the 5 days we were there lol). He told us we needed to book dinner reservations at the restaurants ASAP because they fill up quick… but he said he would do it for us.

He really did take care of the dinner reservations and got us into some restaurants at 6p which is good for kids, but with our kids, the restaurant meals were just OK. Of course Nick & I loved the hibachi Japanese restaurant, but Caroline hated it, refused to try anything and it was kind of stressful. By this point Luke’s exhaustion was real, so he zoned out watching a show on Nick’s phone, and ate a ton of fried rice, lol.

The next night, we canceled our dinner reservations for any other restaurants and just ate at the buffet for dinner our last two nights there. IT WAS SO MUCH MORE ENJOYABLE!!! The dinner buffets had a ton of kid stuff – cheeseburgers, fries, mac & cheese, and my kids were just so much happier….and guess what.. so were we.

my girl in Mexico!
My girl!

Take away – if your kids are picky like mine… just eat dinner at the buffets. lol.

Ice Cream just hits differently in Mexico


Let’s talk some pool stuff.


Did you also know they will blow them up for you?!

So at the resort we stayed at, you could only use their devices for 2 hours at a time. Sorry but that just doesn’t work for a 2 year old who cannot swim on his own yet!

We ended up buying our own at the resort gift shop, and it’s fine, but it definitely cost way more than needed. It just would have been easier if we had it ready to go when we arrived. Furthermore, the store had limited options. But honestly it did work out; the kids loved what we bought.


Book private transportation back to Cancun airport.

We did group transportation when we arrived and we had to drop others off, which really isn’t a big deal if it were just Nick and myself… but with two kids very tired from a long day of travel, it would have saved about an hour if we just were Geier party of one in a van to the resort.

SO with that said, we booked a private van back to airport & so glad we did. We were able to leave the resort about an hour later than if we shared a van, which gave us time to get breakfast and pack up, etc.

shared van on our way to riviera maya mexico
This was a shared van but you get the point!



TIP ($) the bartenders, servers, drivers, etc. A little goes a long way!! We learned quickly how far a tip goes..and you know what, they DESERVE IT!!! The workers at Iberostar work hard…and are serving us all day long.. a couple bucks goes a long way.

We didn’t tip the pool bartender till about half way through the tip, and we realized it should have been one of the first things we did. Easy enough to remember for next time!


Some other kid stuff…..

Star Camp starts at 4 years old.

Luke was obviously too young for it, and we didn’t want to send Caroline alone.

However, she complained of boredom at times, so a day or two of camp would have been great for her. We look back and think the camp would have given her so much more to do and make some “friends”. She really needed a friend on vacation! LOL. So next time we go, if Luke is 4, we are definitely utilizing Star Camp. The kids will LOVE it, make friends, we get some chill time, and it’s a win-win all around.

Speaking of Caroline and her age, we also incorrectly assumed she could do ALL THE WALKING. The resorts’ amenities and restaurants are very spread out, which means you need a good 10 minutes to get ANYWHERE other than your room. Nick & I don’t mind the added exercise, but Caroline really needed a stroller (!!!) because it was hot, and she fatigued quick. By our last 2 days, she was first in the stroller with Luke on her lap. Even though she is 6, she definitely needed a break.. more than we thought. LIVE AND LEARN!

6 year old gets tired in Mexico! who would have thought.
Poor Nick pushing 85+ lbs around the last 2 days of our trip.



Just don’t. We tried the first day and it was not fair to him honestly.

The sun, the heat, and pool…. it’s too much.

We made sure to bring his favorite hippo lovey & his blanket from home.

Cutest little sleeper in his crib in Mexico.
Cutest little sleeper in his crib in Mexico.

So – Nick & I took turns staying in the room with Luke for nap time. We each then had really nice quality time with Caroline in the afternoons. She is 4ft tall so we were able to do all the (scary) water slides!


SEE THE SHOWS!! The shows were some of the best parts of the trip! Iberostar had great entertainment.

It was worth keeping the kids up till after 9p to see the shows. Caroline even got on stage!




A double stroller wouldn’t be the answer but something better for Caroline?

Bring a babysitter? LOL

Don’t skip nap

Bring your own floaties

Make the best of the buffets

Enjoy the shows!!


I think so. Especially now having been through it. The next time we go, Luke would be at least 4, so he’d attend Star Camp with Caroline. I think breaking up the day with them at camp with FRIENDS, and some chill time for us, would be LIFE CHANGING.

Going to end it with these cute pictures:

What’s your favorite all-inclusive resort?


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Tanologist DAY glow

TANOLOGIST DAY GLOW – yes please!!!

Dawn here giving you a quick and dirty run down of my favorite product this week.

Tanologist - Day Glow Hyaluronic Radiance Self-Tan Serum
Look at this adorable bottle! 😍

Tanologist Day Glow gives you soft sunkissed skin in a bottle.

*just click the underlined text to be taken to the product. We earn a very small commission if you use our link at NO cost to you.

Key Ingredients:

  • Hyaluronic Acid: Deeply hydrates skin
  • Aloe Vera: Hydrates & soothes
  • Pink Grapefruit: Brightens
  • Goji Berry: Powerful antioxidant
  • Juniper: Evens skin tone

As mentioned above in the key ingredients, this is a hydrating hyaluronic, gradual self-tan serum. I’ve tried many self tanners on my face, I’m very impressed with Tanologist and you can’t beat the price.

How I use it: I put a few drops on my face and neck (every other day) before applying my makeup. This lightweight serum provides a nice natural glow while hydrating skin. It also works great as a makeup primer. **MAKE SURE TO WASH YOUR HANDS AFTER!

If you want to give your skin a boost, I highly recommend this! 🤩

Let’s look at some pictures below:

I am really happy with this product. A little sunless summer glow (even in fall/winter!) goes a long way!

The price is this is great as I said above, and since I use it every other day this bottle will last a long time.

Also, find our favorite skincare in one place HERE.

Will you try this?! Or have you tried this? tell us in comments!

Eva hasn’t used this yet and I am dying to know her thoughts also when she gets it!

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BE WELL CLEANSING OIL is a new favorite around here.

HI! Eva here 💁🏼‍♀️

Be Well Cleansing oil. Perfect for all skin types. Doesn't make me greasy!
USE CODE “DAWNANDEVA” for 10% off!

So what is this?

The Be Well Cleansing oil is “Superfood cleansing oil” that DOUBLES as a makeup remover (and great to use after working out to remove sweat thus reducing breakouts). YES YES YES!

And this is how it works: “Dirt and other impurities become trapped within the oil in our facial pores throughout the day. Oil cleansing simply attaches to impurities in the pores then acts as a vehicle to remove them while replacing the skin with fresh and clean plant oils, without drying the skin or causing excess oil build-up.” – direct from Be Well.

At first I was like…. I have oily skin, why am I using MORE OIL? But the truth is, it does not create more oil build up on your skin.

Be Well Cleansing oil. Perfect for all skin types.
Does NOT make you greasy! I swear!

This is literally perfect for every skin type!

It is made from nature’s best superfood and therefore you can literally eat this. Well…drink it…haha.

Many brands on the market today are harsh and loaded with chemicals that strip your skin of its natural oils, thus interrupting your natural pH balance. This will cause a vicious cycle of too oily or too dry skin while the skin fights to balance. Cleansing Facial Oil will balance the skin naturally, protect it, and cause soft supple skin.”

I have been loving this as MAKEUP REMOVER because it is the most natural and gentle way to clean my skin. My favorite is the Lavender & Myrrh as seen in the pics in this post.

Be Well natural cleansing oil. Use code "dawnandeva" to save 10%!
USE CODE “DAWNANDEVA” for 10% off!

The best part is, is comes in two sizes. So you can start small and then go bigger. I have the 2oz currently and it’s lasting a LONG time because truly a little goes a long way.


  • Take a quarter-sized amount into your hand & massage over the entire face (as I’ve said it’s a great makeup remover).
  • Use a very warm watered washcloth and place over your face for 30-60 seconds.
  • Then, wipe away the dirt to reveal your fresh, soothed, and clean skin.
  • I also like to then apply their Probiotic Facial Toner and Nourishing Face Cream after for the best results.

That’s it!

Be Well natural cleansing oil. Use code "dawnandeva" to save 10%!

LASTLY – use code “DAWNANDEVA” to save on this product and everything else Be Well offers sitewide!

We are beyond proud & happy to be affiliates with this 100% natural skincare.

See our previous posts on Be Well here: Be Well Toners, Radiance Oil, & natural deodorant!

Don’t forget to check our Instagram for a REEL on how I use this!

Are you ready for the weekend? Do you have a favorite cleansing oil? CHAT WITH US!


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Let’s talk milani!

LET’S TALK MILANI!! Have you heard of this brand before?

Dawn here.

I stumbled across this brand at Ulta. It’s no secret Eva & I love it there AND we love trying new products! 🙃

I decided to buy the undereye tint and the multistick. YOU CANNOT BEAT THE PRICE!! So why not?!

So what on earth am I talking about? Look below.

Milani super charged undereye tint - perfect for concealing those dark circles at a budget price

  • Nourishing, lightweight texture creates a smooth canvas for concealer application or when worn alone
  • Available in tinted shades
  • Vegan
  • Made in the U.S.A.
  • Cruelty-Free

  • Ultra-creamy, nourishing cheek + lip formula
  • Easy-to-apply gel stick format glides onto cheeks and lips, melting into skin
  • Leaves a buildable wash of color for the perfect luminous finish
  • Made in U.S.A.
  • Cruelty-Free
Milani two in one multi stick! bang for your buck!

Now for my thoughts and review! LET’S TALK MILANI!

I will keep this quick & to the point! 🤩

I like both the undereye tint and multistick equally. They both apply nicely.

The undereye tint is great along without concealer over it. I don’t like to wear heavy makeup under my eyes because it just makes me look so much older – I like a more natural look.

milani under eye tint... works well and you can't beat the price.

The multistick bronzer I also use alone on my cheeks (if I am pressed for time), but if I have more time it is great for contouring! ALSO – it can be used as a lip color but I will not use it for that; it’s way too dark for me!

multi use sticks!! milani is a great price point.

Both are under $10!!


AFTER in two different outfits!

I really like to try products a few times before I give a review.

SO.. a super simple review today… but you get the point! I love when a less expensive makeup product really works. I had never heard of Milani before, and I’m glad I stumbled upon it. It works well on my more mature skin, so I can only imagine how much Eva will love it, too.

Speaking of.. did you see her post last week on a much less expensive lash primer that works?!

If you use this brand, what is your favorite product?!


a new lash primer

HELLO!! Long time no blog. lol! Welcome to a new Lash Primer review.

Make sure to follow us on Instagram to keep up with our latest shenanigans.

Eva here. and I’ll get straight the point!

I was randomly at Ulta a few weeks ago and discovered this BLUE lash primer. The price point sold me if I am being honest. I spend quite a bit on our beloved Lancome one – it has been a staple for me and Dawn for YEARS!) – and decided to give this a shot.

Morphe Blue Lash Primer!! LOVE THIS!

The DETAILS!! ⬇️

Morphe’s The Big Prime Lash Primer’s unique blue shade preps your lashes for larger-than-life volume and amplifies the effects and color intensity of your mascara.”

I couldn’t agree more.

I was pleasantly surprised with at only $10.00, how well this worked. Let’s check it out.

What the Morphe blue primer actually looks like
What the Morphe blue lash primer actually looks like on your lashes
What the Morphe primer actually looks like on your lashes - it's very blue

You can see above, it really does coat your lashes blue.

SO WITH THAT SAID… you need to be patient. The blue doesn’t just disappear with one coat of mascara. I will be honest, it takes many. Like 3+.


But like all good things…it’s worth the time it takes because it really does work.

Here is the after:

Nice and full lashes after using Morphe blue eye lash primer
These are my real lashes. I don’t have fake ones.

I will say this though: if I am in a rush, I will use my beloved Lancome. Sometimes I only have like 20 seconds to throw on makeup and I don’t want to put the million coats of my usual mascara. lol. Dawn and I have issues and use like 10 different mascaras at a time…haha.

To sum it all up: this Morphe Lash Primer a great alternative at an amazing price point. The only con is it does require more patience than white coated primers. I can’t speak yet to how long this lasts because I am still on my first one (Lancome primer lasts FOREVER).

So we are trying to get back to the swing of some blog posts! How is your summer going so far?

Let us know please if you found this review helpful!

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BE WELL TONERS is a new to us product we just cannot get enough of.

TGIF to you!

And this amazing company just turned 4 years old on Wednesday, so we had to honor them and do a blog post on our latest favorite. They are having an amazing sale (our goal is to always save you money when we can!). Details below ⬇️

the gorgeous Be Well Toners at its finest!
Eva’s actual collection so far… loving the big 4oz 😍


First up… About the Toners:

They are made with cold-pressed probiotics. This company utilizes such natural ingredients that this is safe enough to EAT (well..drink..haha)

We first spoke about them here.

The benefits:

  • Hydrating & Refreshing
  • Reduces pore size
  • Fade dark spots
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Supports Graceful Aging (OUR MISSION!!)
  • Anti-bacterial
  • Antioxidant-rich (HUGE PLUS)
  • Skin Softening 
  • Protective
  • pH Balancing

We find these are amazing PRE makeup and POST makeup.

So here is the deal.

Be Well is gifting you a free 2oz with any purchase of a 4oz toner OR cleanser. The cleansers are also amazing and great for taking makeup off – FYI.

Since a picture is worth 1000 words, their IG story can explain it the best:

BOGO!!! big & little sale for be well toners
BOGO!!! big & little sale

Ok so now that you know about the deal going on, let’s discuss this a little further.

BE WELL TONERS can also be used a variety of ways. See below.

Before makeup – and most common way to use it:

spraying be well toner before makeup and before rest of skincare routine
Spray first then do the rest of your skincare routine

After makeup:

Be Well Toners are also great for spraying to set your makeup
Setting makeup

I love to spray it after makeup because it adds a nice glow to my skin and helps it all stay in place. Kind of cool, right? You get so much bang for your buck with this product.

Makeup refresher:

LASTLY for me, I love to refresh my makeup and spray the makeup sponge!

I love to refresh my makeup and spray the makeup sponge!

This REALLY helps blend concealer and refresh your look when that makeup starts to fade mid afternoon.


PUT THEM IN THE FRIDGE! This way, they are beyond refreshing and hydrating. It’s my favorite way to use them!

My 4! obsessed with them all!
Spray time.

Here is how the sale works:

It’s as simple as you add your 4oz product AND the 2oz, the 2oz will automatically show as “free”. Any questions, please feel free to reach out to us.


What are your plans this weekend? Tell us which scent you get!! 😍

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When we tell you we are always on the hunt for less expensive dupes, WE ARE. Always. We are always trying new things and bringing you the best of what we can find at the best price. Some beauty products really are worth the splurge, though. And we are honest about that!

Splurge Vs Steal part 2!

Get ready for 6 great SPLURGE VS. STEAL below! and…TGIF!

We make a very small commission if you use our links & it is at NO cost to you 🥰 thank you for the support!!

bronzer comparison. splurge vs steal part 2!

WE LOVE BRONZER. It’s really a staple for us both. Morphe has been a great and extremely consistent less expensive brand for years now. This bronzer you can get away with the steal. The one thing we slightly like better about Too Faced is just how smooth it goes on.. it does not tug at your skin whatsoever! We did a review here.

Links below ⬇️



eyeliner comparison - stila vs nyx. Splurge vs steal

Eyeliner is also something we love.. shocked? LOL.

Stila goes on beautifully, but comes at a heavier price tag. NYX is another well known, consistent (cheaper) brand that works well, too. NYX is more than half the price… say what?!??!

HOWEVER, if you can do the splurge… do it. I, Eva, like the precision & control of the Stila eyeliner just a tad bit more than NYX.

Links below ⬇️



Brightener eye pencil comparison - thrive vs NYX!

When Dawn & I were discussing this week’s SPLURGE VS. STEAL PART 2, we couldn’t NOT include these less-than-$5-eye brightener pencils from NYX!! Don’t let the eyeliner name fool you, you can use the lighter colors for brightening any part of the eye area!

We both also have the Thrive pencils. $20 more for basically the same thing? Don’t do it…stick with NYX!

Links below ⬇️



IT Cosmetics Vs Morphe eye crease brush!

You also may have seen we LOVE IT COSMETIC brushes and it’s rare anything comes close. HOWEVER, I (Eva) have been testing out Morphe brushes more and more lately. I am REALLY happy with them. I am able to really create an eyeshadow look that blends and one I can control without fall out everywhere.

If you have seen our recent Instagram feed, my eye makeup is all with Morphe eye brushes!

Dawn says: “My niece turned me onto Morphe brushes years ago. Not as good as It Brushes but for the price they are awesome!”

Links below ⬇️



COSRX vs The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid... go with the splurge!

A true SPLURGE VS. STEAL here, and we can’t help but say.. GO WITH THE SPLURGE for an amazing hyaluronic acid product!! COSRX blows The Ordinary out of the water and we are 100% unanimous in that decision.

For both of us, COSRX just melts into our skin and our skin eats it up. Also, the bottle is HUGE. We simply cannot get enough. ***We did NOT feel that way about The Ordinary, unfortunately. However, it really is a good price, but the bottle is smaller.

Links below ⬇️



Last but not least….we couldn’t not include a home/kitchen product. You see how much we both love YETI, but Yeti is pricey.

Yeti dupe for the win...go for the steal!

I don’t even know how to pronounce Muchenghy but the price is fantastic & the reviews are excellent.

Splurge vs. steal – take the steal!

These are great and just in time for SUMMER!

Links below ⬇️



SO there you have 6 amazing Splurge Vs. Steals for the week!

What else would you add? Tell us!

Have a wonderful weekend!

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FIVE THINGS FRIDAY PART 29 is back after a little break last week! Get ready for it.. it’s a good one!

We are coming off a crazy few weeks – Eva’s 37th birthday, Dawn working more hours at her other job, and then all the usual life happenings in between. We have a lot of exciting things coming to stay tuned!

Five Things Friday Part 29 - back at it!!
All previous “FTF” found here

Dawn is giving you the reviews today. She just honestly does them the best! 😍 *remember to click underlined text or pics to be taken to the product.

Boiron Arnicare Gel

First up….random arnicare gel.

Arnica gel is a homeopathic formula with the power that can trigger fast healing processes in the human body.

If you are accident prone like I (Dawn) am, I recommend that you get some arnica gel. A few weeks ago my husband and I both hit our foreheads – not at the same time but the same day. OUCH!!! Needless to say we both ended up with horrible swelling, and bruising on our headaches (sorry no pic. lol). I used arnica gel on my injury and Doug choose not to! Mine healed much quicker and faster than his did.

Arincare Gel - great for bruising. Five Things Friday part 29!

I THOUGHT BINGO!! “We need to include this on our next Five Things Friday post!”

Furthermore, some benefits of Arnica gel in bruise treatment:

  • Removes bruises and skin discoloration fast & effective almost immediately
  • has soothing and cooling effects
  • is NOT a medicine; uses the body’s natural healing power
  • body absorbs the gel quickly
  • use on any skin type (even thin/delicate skin)

All in all, Arnica gel works great helping bruising, swelling, and discoloration heal faster. There is NO odor or staining on clothes. This is a great addition to have in all medicine cabinets!

Spalife Hydrating Collagen Lip Mask

Dawn here~

My lips are ALWAYS dry and chapped, and because of this, I’m constantly exfoliating and hydrating them.

The Spalife lip mask treatments are infused with natural plant collagen, vitamins, hyaluronic acids, rose essence and grape seed oils.

Spa life lip treatments. Five Things Friday Part 29!!!

Let me start by saying I know I look ABSOLUTELY RIDICULOUS with the mask on. Lol! 🤣

However, I do LOVE them and they make my lips feel soft and hydrated. The collagen helps to stimulate, rejuvenate, and restore lips to their natural beauty.

Easy to use:

  1. open package
  2. apply lip mask to clean lips
  3. lay back relax and let mask absorb into lips for 20 minutes.

*Note: mask does go on lips and the skin around them.

I am happy to say that there is definitely visible results, lips feel plumper, smoother, and look more youthful. This is perfect to freature for FIVE THINGS FRIDAY PART 29!

They’re Real! Magnet Extreme Lengthening Mascara

Dawn here (again hehe)…They’re Real! Magnet Extreme Lengthening Mascara is a long-wearing formula that won’t smudge or dry out – It lengthens, curls, separates, volumizes, and lifts lashes.

Also, the Magnet Mascara works well with or without layering. This has been a nice addition to my mascara regimen.

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With that said, what I like so much about the magnet mascara is that a little goes a long way – it doesn’t clump or flake and it distributes evenly on lashes. The wand has short bristles spread out which makes it easier to control and gets closer to lash line. It has a magnetically charged core with ingredients formulated in the brush.

THIS IS SCIENCE, super cool and way above my head! Lol 🤣

Give this “one of a kind” mascara a try.

Benefit BrowVo! Conditioning Primer

Dawn here...I’ve learned that it is important to condition your eyebrows. Conditioning your brows makes the hair smooth and restores its natural shine. It can also strengthen the hair to prevent breakage and hair loss.

This formula is suited for ALL brows.

Benefit Cosmetics Browvo! Conditioning Eyebrow Primer is my favorite. (I know we’ve talked about Anastasia before, but hear me out on this one because this is totally different!) This is a clear gel that contains keratin and soy proteins.

Applying to brows before makeup gives them a fuller, thicker and healthier look. Can also be applied before bedtime, wearing conditioner overnight helps to condition eyebrows.

need a brow primer? Benefit has you covered!

Note: this is NOT a growth serum.

For best results add this to your daily routine (morning and night). It truly will make a huge difference!

Do you want us to do a tutorial on this? Let us know!

Farberware Salad Spinner

You are probably thinking OK ladies this is so random – a salad spinner?! But hey we had to feature it for this week’s Five Things Friday. lol. Save the best for last, if you will 🤣

If you prepare your own salads, this is a “MUST HAVE” item. It’s not only for lettuce, it’s good for other produce, fruits, and berries.

The Farberware salad spinner is more than a rinsing and drying device. The basket can be used as a colander, and the clear plastic bowl for serving. We love a multi-use product, you get more bang for your buck!

I (Dawn) make salads every week. There is nothing worse than soggy lettuce. This salad spinner is a quick and easy way to clean, rinse, and dry lettuce. Lettuce comes out crisp and delicious EVERY TIME!

By taking the extra moisture out of lettuce salads last longer without going bad. If I make a big salad on Mon night it will stay fresh throughout the week.

Easy to use: place the desired lettuce (etc) into basket, rinse thoroughly with water, place basket in bowl and cover, pump mechanism a few times and watch it spin away.

After a few seconds use the stopper button. When stopped remove the lid & basket to dump out the water. Repeat if necessary. You will be impressed how well this salad spinner gets rid of excess water.

Two tips:

  1. Do not put in dishwasher, washing by hand works best.
  2. Place a few sheets of damp paper towel on top of the salad and cover it. This helps to keep salad fresh and absorbs any extra moisture.


So now that all is said and done, we are back in action & hope you enjoyed this week’s Five Things Friday Part 29! What product is your favorite featured above? Let us know!

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This Radiance Facial Oil will blow your mind.

and… we have a discount code for you – “dawnandeva” saves you 10% on every item, not just this one.

Do you struggle with fine lines? Or struggle with how your makeup goes on? NO ONE LIKES CREASES!!

radiance face oil from Be Well Skincare. Really helps those fine lines!
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Direct from the source, this all natural face oil: “Promotes a healthy vibrant appearance, softens signs of aging, increases moisture levels, evens skin tone

Let’s get right to the point & why we both love it.

It of course makes our skin feel amazing and it lives up to it’s features and benefits (below), but it really helps alleviate those fine lines and makeup goes on amazingly smooth. The smell is also awesome – it’s earthy, refreshing, and you can feel it. Does that even make sense?!

features and benefits of the amazing radiance face oil by Be Well

Finally a product that 100% lives up to every benefit listed on their site.

The bottle is small. Let’s just be honest about that. BUT, a little goes a long way. This is worth the price tag and will last you several months at least (explained more below).

Dawn here…. Eva posted a whole reel on Instagram on how her makeup looks post use of this radiance oil. ⬇️

Also – the under eye liquid gold roller is a must have while you are at it. 🥰

EVEN IF you don’t wear makeup, you will be amazed at how your skin feels and looks with a few drops of this. The brightness is real, and over time with consistent use, skin texture improvement will be evident!

But since we are makeup junkies, we just love how amazing our makeup goes on after applying this radiance facial oil. Who needs any other primer? You really don’t! More bang for your buck, which I, Eva, LOVEEEEE. I truly hate spending money and I really like products that are versatile and can be used for many purposes!

Dawn’s makeup:

radiance facial oil - glowing skin with your makeup on!
Her skin is literally glowing. This is NO FILTER. Just natural light.

Last but not least… this brand is all natural. So natural that you could eat/drink it. How awesome is that? We aren’t usually on the search for all natural products but we LOVE IT when all natural products actually work.

We love the founder, Natalie! She is incredibly passionate about what she uses to help her MS – check out her story (My, Eva, sisters have MS, too, so it’s even more so why we adore Natalie).

SO take advantage of our affiliate discount code “dawnandeva” and treat yourself. You will totally thank us.

We keep all our skin favorites HERE. TGIF TO YOU!!!! Hope you enjoyed this post. Any questions?

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