Five Things Friday Part 16 on a delayed start this chilly Friday morning! 🙃

I, Eva, have had some major computer issues this morning. AHHHHH it is always something, right?!


Let’s get to it. And..did you know our FTF is all found in one place? Our five things could always make some great gift ideas for the holidays!

Dawn is the brains behind this weeks FTF. I know I say this a lot but her reviews are just THE BEST!

Five Things Friday Part 16!

dr. Brandt PoreDermabrasion

First up we will discuss some beauty and then end with a home product.

dr. Brandt PoreDermabrasion is a combination of a physical and chemical exfoliation that deep cleans and refines pores. It removes impurities that lead to clogging and contesting pores.

The scrub itself is really fine so it’s not harsh on your skin. However, I (Dawn) recommend that you use this product sparingly and only a few times a week. Overuse can cause irritation and dryness. WE DON’T WANT THAT TO HAPPEN!!!

a little goes a long way with this poredermabrasion - five things friday part 16

Dampen skin with water and gently massage exfoliator onto skin. Leave on for a minute or two, rinse well and pat dry.
I have been using this for quite sometime now.  I’ve noticed with consistent use, this product does wonders: my pores are visibly smaller.

I know it is pricey, but a little goes along way. WORTH EVERY PENNY!

Clinique Take the Day Off Makeup Remover 

Dawn here~ I’m pretty sure most everyone has heard of Clinique, they have been around since 1968. You may even have used this product before, Take the Day Off Makeup Remover for lids, lashes, and lips but for anyone who hasn’t, you don’t know what you are missing.

I’ve used it for years and stopped for no reason at all except for the fact that I’m  constantly experimenting with new products. I tend to do that often!

Several years ago I purchased another Clinique product, this makeup remover came with it as a sample. The light bulb went off in my head that this was one of the best products I’ve ever used to remove stubborn mascara, eyeliners and lipsticks that stain your lips. For everyone that follows us knows that I’m obsessed with mascara and Eva’s lipstick is always on point.

great eye make up remover by classic clinique - five things friday part 16

This dissolves and lifts away long lasting makeup, even waterproof mascara without tugging, stinging and burning. This is vegan free along with being free of, synthetic colors, gluten, denatured alcohol, talc, SLS&SLES.

To use: Shake bottle WELL, saturate cotton ball or pad, sweep gently on eyes & lips until makeup is removed then rinse.

If your haven’t tried this yet, give it a try. Removes eye & lip makeup quicker and better than the rest.

Benefit Roller Liner (Black)

Well now that your makeup is off, let’s talk about putting it back on. LOL!

Dawn and Eva~When we want a more dramatic look the Benefit Roller Liner in black is our go to liquid eyeliner. The precise felt tip glides on easy, dries quick, and it is long lasting.

amazing liquid eye liner for a more dramatic look - five things friday part 16

I (Dawn) tend to use a pencil eyeliner because I was extremely nervous about using a liquid eyeliner. In other words, it felt like it would be difficult to deal with. I was also concerned it would bleed into my already sensitive eyes. Well, I was wrong about all of the above.

Not only is this Benefit Eye Liner BEYOND easy to use, the formula is waterproof and it stays in place all day long. The pigment is a perfect matte black. I find if you use little strokes it’s easier to control the pen, end results are flawless.

dramatic look with Benefit Liquid Eye Liner - five things friday part 16
Let’s get dramatic!! (With eyeliner, that is 🙃)

If you like liquid eyeliners this lives up to all expectations!

CeraVe Healing Ointment

With the weather changing and skin is getting dry, we had to mention this ointment!

Dawn here~ Eva mentioned in our FTF Part 9 post how much she loves CeraVe, I couldn’t agree with her more. She reviewed the moisturizing cream, I’m going to review the healing ointment.

a great healing ointment by CeraVe - five things friday part 16

My forearms are chafing from all of the planking I do daily. I usually put a towel on top of my exercise mat when I plank, and I am pretty positive that is what’s irritating my skin.

On one of my many Ulta Beauty shopping trips I picked up the CeraVe healing ointment and decided to give it a try on my forearms. It worked so well that I’ve been using everywhere I have dry skin, even on my face. It’s non-irritating but note it is thick so you only need a small amount.

Sidebar: This is also great for your CHAPPED LIPS!

a great healing ointment by CeraVe - five things friday part 16
Close up view… and definitely a non-greasy feel

CeraVe healing ointment is formulated with petroleum, hyaluronic acid, and ceramics which provides extra protection against chafed, chapped and cracked skin. It’s lightweight yet intensely hydrating, fragrance free and lanolin free to minimize the risk of irritation. One of my favorite things besides it contains hyaluronic acid is not only is it healing, it’s non greasy and really locks in moisture.

If you have extremely dry chapped skin, this is the product for you.

Winter is coming so stock up!!!

Guardsman Furniture Touch Up Kit

This may seem super random, but trust us on this one. Ending our Five Things Friday with a home product we think ANYONE would want/need that really does work.

Dawn here~If you have wood furniture or floors in your house that have minimal damage, such as knicks, marks, scratches, and stains the Guardsman touch up kit is a MUST HAVE. Grab your handy touch up kit, pick the color which matches best, and then dab pen along the mark. IT’S THAT SIMPLE!

super inexpensive way to fix wooden furniture! five things friday part 16

        – package has (3) shades of markers: light, medium and dark
        – long lasting
        – dries in seconds
        – matches well

Can be used on tables, chairs, cabinets, wood trim, floors, doors and other wooden surfaces.

Cons: Only have one! If cap is left off of the marker they will dry out. If that happens here is a tip: soak tips in rubbing alcohol that should bring them back to life.

super inexpensive way to fix wooden furniture! five things friday part 16
This is my storage cabinet in my kitchen…blurry but you get the point

Great product to always have around the house for quick touch ups!

So, on another note. Are you ready for Thanksgiving? A little different this year, for sure.