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?!



Five Things Friday Part 22 is back! All previous 21 are found here.

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Thank you for being patient with us last week.

It was quite the wild ride…if you watched our IG stories, you saw we both had some serious family matters going on.. but THANKFULLY we are all ok and everyone is healthy!!

Five Things Friday Part 22

FIVE THINGS FRIDAY PART 22 let’s get to it.

Bezwecken Topical Oil Blend (Menopause)

You love when Dawn talks about menopause and she’s been meaning to talk about this one for weeks!

Dawn here!

Attention to anyone going through menopause, this might be a product for you to try!

My doctor recommended PhytoB-L 4x to help with my horrible night sweats. She said that this has helped her tremendously with her menopause symptoms. She also told me to be patient, stay consistent, and use as directed.

I must say it took almost 3 weeks or more before I noticed any change with my night sweats.

great topical for menopause! 
Five Things Friday Part 22

Eva and I meet together on Monday mornings, I would go on and on about how I was up all night long sweating. This always made for a rough morning, so we started calling it “MENOPAUSE MONDAY!” She said to me last week “no more menopause Monday?”  I told Eva since I’ve been taking PhytoB-L 4x my night sweats are improving. 

This is all-natural with ingredients including organic coconut oil and vitamin E.

Easy to use: Shake well, apply 2-5 drops under tongue, repeat twice daily. One bottle should last a month.


2 in 1 – Moon Toothbrush & Toothpaste

1 – Moon Soft Bristle Toothbrush Ultra Fine Bristles – 2 pack

I (DAWN) AM OBSESSED with the Moon toothbrushes.

The incredibly soft fine bristles clean my teeth and gums without any irritation. The lightweight handle is modern and sleek and easy to grip for comfort while brushing. I was honestly hesitant about these at first but I am so glad I got them..seriously!


moon toothbrushes - loving this for Five Things Friday Part 22!!

2 – Moon Anti-cavity Whitening Fluoride Fresh Mint Toothpaste

I have been using Moon toothpaste for about 5 months now. I’m not surprised that my teeth aren’t any whiter, nothing seems to whiten my teeth! 😐

On a positive note, after brushing with this my teeth feel super clean, like “I just left the dentist clean”. It has a GREAT flavor and leaves my breath minty fresh.

moon toothpaste - loving this for Five Things Friday Part 22!!

Moon products are 100% vegan and cruelty free. They are also free from SLS/SLES, parabens, animal products and artificial flavors. Eva and I definitely don’t consider ourselves “all-natural” product users but we LOVE when we do find all-natural products that really work.

Mario Badescu Hyaluronic Eye Cream

We are both loving Mario Badescu hyaluronic eye cream.

Dawn here~ Eva had ordered a MB mini sampler set. One of the products in the set was the hyaluronic eye cream. She told me after one use how hydrating it was. My skin LOVES hyaluronic acid (absorbs it like a sponge) so I ordered it right away.

It also contains aloe, cocoa butter, urea and vitamin E.

Like Eva, I immediately liked it! This is a PERFECT pre-concealer eye cream; goes on light but it’s intensely hydrating. It is also great for dry and tired under eyes.

Mario Badescu hyaluronic eye cream - LOVING this for Five Things Friday Part 22!!

Unbelievable price point for the amount you get.

Eva here – I COULD NOT AGREE more with what Dawn said above! I am obsessed and have posted about this a few times. Great for the price. We love a good deal. I think Mario Badescu has some great products for a good price point – and this is a great place to start if you are new to skincare and/or on a budget.

Cryoderm Pain Relieving Roll-on

LASTLY!! We’ve also been meaning to talk about this one for 2 weeks now.

Cryoderm is hands down the BEST roll on pain reliever! I also love that it comes in a pack of two, because I know Eva and I BOTH keep one at home and in our cars/purse.

I (Dawn) am the QUEEN of injuries, sore muscles, aches and pains! UGH!

Cryoderm - BEST EVER for pain relief. Five Things Friday Part 22

My friend Stephen (hey Steph 😍) introduced Cryoderm to me years ago. I was a fan of Biofreeze but once I started using Cryoderm I’ve never gone back.

Dawn works out a TON!!! Cryoderm to the rescue. Five Things Friday part 22

Eva here – Dawn got me hooked on this 3 weeks ago. My neck was really bothering me (probably from teaching BodyPump or Zumba or both), and the second she put some on me, I felt better in an instant, and of course ordered it right away.

Eva also works out a TON!!! Cryoderm to the rescue. Five Things Friday part 22

Cryoderm contains menthol (I don’t think it smells bad) has eucalyptus in it and MSN. This product is cold, not hot. It is a roll on that dries clear, does not leave residue on skin or clothing. Easy to apply and relieves pain within minutes.

This has been a LIFESAVER over the years. THANK YOU CRYODERM!

Well that is Friday’s Favorite 5 today!! What is your favorite find of the week?


Dawn here!

So.. there really is two sides of me. And my daily look is very different from Eva’s.

This is really because my lifestyle for 30+ years was to throw on work out clothes, run my house cleaning business, and hair in ponytail. I would sweat so much during the day it just wasn’t worth it. My mature skin also can’t handle a lot of heavy makeup everyday. Eva went to an office everyday so she got really accustomed to a different lifestyle.

Daily – I wear makeup but I keep it very simple. 90% of the time my hair is in a ponytail. I NEVER leave home without mascara.

Going out – (even though we aren’t doing much of this these days) I have a WHOLE DIFFERENT regimen. I wear eyeshadow, eyeliner, bright lipstick, colored foundation. I like a lot of sparkles and shimmers. LOL.

BUT for today’s makeup bag, I’m showing you my DAILY LOOK!

(Also.. Eva and I are total opposite, I ALWAYS do my hair first then makeup)

First things first, PRIMER. Eva got me into this one and I LOVE IT. Please note I really do use a lot of mascaras… lol. I focus a lot on eyes (but no eyeliner in this everyday look).

Details or products used will be listed under the video.. just click the underlined text!

SEE PIC BELOW for what I used!

All over face primer

Under eye primer #1

Under eye primer #2

Highlighter (not pictured but #3 product used in video)

No Pigment Foundation

Setting powder & Brush

Bronzer & Brush

Blush & Brush


Lash Primer #1

Lash Primer #2

Mascara #1

Lash Comb

Tiny lash mascara for #2 (use for top & bottom. great for de-clumping!!)

Mascara #3

LIP Mask!

Lip Gloss

So there you have it!

A bit of a different look from Eva but it’s really only because our professions up until this point have been so different.

To all you young gals, MOISTURIZE YOUR SKIN please!!! Start now. It makes a huge difference!


Fountain of Truth. What is this? Who has heard of this?

Eva here. I had never heard of this tool until Dawn bought it for me to try. I am super self conscious of my undereyes (just being honest) and she swears by this.

fountain of truth eye tool - really works!!
Isn’t she pretty?

Fountain of Truth is the clean beauty skincare by Giuliana Rancic. ⬇️

fountain of truth eye tool - really works!! CLEAN BEAUTY!! no toxins.

Now here is the funny part. Are you ready??!?!? LOL. I can hardly contain myself writing this.

Dawn, her sister, and myself…all thought this was JUST A TOOL. We had NO IDEA that there was product inside. Dawn texted me Sunday night with a video link showing how to use it… and there is PRODUCT IN IT!!! We were kind of mindblown. And of course, happy, because there was PRODUCT to use that has rave reviews.

We posted a LIVE video on Instagram explaining this in more detail. lol.

(Prior to knowing there was product in it, we were using our own eye creams and oils..and still LOVED the tool. So that says A LOT!)

I cannot.

With that said…and now that we know product is in it.. we still LOVE IT!

Here are some stats you for you:

fountain of truth eye tool - really works!! look at these impressive stats

Here is why we love it:

  • Magic Wand Sculpting Eye Roller
  • Eye cream AND TOOL all in one
  • Diminishes dark circles and puffiness under eyes
  • Helps smooth find lines & wrinkles
  • Eye cream contains green tea, pomegranate extracts & caffeine extracts
  • Stainless steel double ball applicator massages the skin under your eyes leaving then feeling rejuvenated and visibly healthier

But in all honesty, product inside or or not, we LOVE the tool. It feels nice and cooling and no matter what eye cream you use, we really feel like it helps the product penetrate your skin. Which therefore means, your under eye appearance will improve…because isn’t that the point of using product?!

SUPER easy to get off AMAZON!

Here is a super cute video of Dawn showing how it’s done:

No sound 🙂

I mean seriously…how amazing is Dawn’s skin at 54 years old?

dawn at 54 with her flowing skin
Pre Dermaplaning Facial – glowing even BEFORE!

I wish I took my skin more seriously in my 20s and early 30s. I didn’t really start until I was 33. But hey never too late to get on a good skin regimen that WORKS FOR YOU!

Have a great rest of the week and we will see you for another blog post for Five Things Friday!