Five Things Friday Part 27 is HERE!! TGIF.
Crazy week for you, too?
We are in reverse it feels like this week but hey it’s Friday and we are HERE FOR IT!
Let’s get to it. Catch our previous FTF here!
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Eva here. I truly cannot say enough about this $8 foundation and I feel so late on this trend.
Some of you have seen me already discuss this on our Instagram, but it 1000% worth mentioning again, especially since I like a product that works that is a good deal & cost effective.
THERE ARE SO MANY COLORS & OPTIONS TO CHOOSE FROM!
Benefits – dermatology tested, oil free, & does not clog ports
Ok so in full transparency, the shade I bought it too light, BUT honestly it still works, which is freakin’ awesome. It’s budget friendly enough that I will probably buy 1-2 more in different shades and mix them. Dawn & I are the queens of doing that…why not!
Quoting ULTA below because I couldn’t have said it better myself.
“Fit Me! Matte + Poreless from Maybelline goes beyond skin tone matching to fit the unique texture issues of normal to oily skin for the ultimate natural skin fit. While some foundations can exaggerate pores and oily skin, only Maybelline’s pore-minimizing foundation contains their genius blurring micro-powders that erase pores and absorb oil for a naturally matte and poreless-looking finish.”
To conclude, TikTok made me do it. 🤣
Isn’t everyone on the hunt for a good pre & probiotic? Good news… we’ve tried and tested these for months now, and they really work, live up to their promise, and are the best we’ve found to date.
They are also really pretty. I know, that shouldn’t be the focus but they are well designed (and easy to swallow).
Simply put – they do what they say and what you’d home from your pre + probiotic. But of course we have to explain further!! 🙃
Dawn here…In the past I would “ONLY” take probiotics if I was taking an antibiotic. I’m such a fan of the Monat Balance Probiotic Complex that I “NOW” take one daily.
This is why: These are different from any other probiotics that I have ever tried before. It has a unique dual capsule-in-capsule technology. It is SO GENTLE on my stomach, which has been an issue with other probiotics. Here are some health benefits from daily probiotic intake:
- helps to balance the “friendly” (good) bacteria in your digestive system (gut)
- (hopefully) helps to prevent and treat diarrhea
- helps to keep your heart healthy
- can help with depression, stress and anxiety
- helps with memory
- helps support healthy skin and immune system
Seriously though, now more than ever I want a healthy immune system.
All of Monat Wellness Products: are gluten-free, vegan, no animal testing, natural flavors & sweeteners, and NO toxic ingredients.
I will say these probiotics are on the pricey side. I don’t mind spending the extra money on them because THEY DELIVER! Worth ever penny.
Clear Start Blackhead Fizz Mask
Dawn here…Clear Start blackhead fizz mask is hands down the coolest product I’ve ever used. It targets blackheads and clogged pores.
WHAT IS SO COOL ABOUT THIS?!?!
It literally fizzes on your skin until it’s fully absorbed. After rinsing your skin feels soft and super clean.
For me my problem area is my nose. Blackhead central…GROSS!!!
I lightly layer (don’t rub in) the mask on my skin, allow 3-5 minutes to fully activate, then rinse thoroughly. Using the fizz mask as directed (2-3 times per week) followed by my pore extractor (will talk more about this soon) I find this to be a winning combination. My pores are totally unclogged! First time in YEARS that my nose is basically blackhead free.
This product is: cruelty-free, vegan, paraben-free, sulfate-free, phthalate-free, synthetic fragrance free, and has recyclable packing.
In conclusion, with anything, the key to getting the best results from this product is to stay “consistent!”
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Freeze Styling Wax
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Freeze Styling Wax has been sold out everywhere! #HOTITEM
I (Dawn) happen to be at Ulta at the right time, they just had a shipment delivered, so I scooped one up.
To be honest I didn’t have high expectations for this. I was concerned it would dry white and flaky on my dark eyebrows. I’ve had that experience in the past with other brow products.
As soon as I returned back home from Ulta I tried the ABH brow freeze/styling wax. Let’s say it DIDN’T go well. As a result, EPIC FAIL 😡
Couple days later I had an eyebrow consultation with Melba @eyecoco. She happened to mention that she found a “MUST HAVE/Game Changing Product!” Which was…ABH Brow Freeze Styling Wax! I shared my epic fail story with her. Lol! She was more than happy to show me how to properly apply it. The reason it didn’t go well for me is because I used WAY TOO MUCH product! SHOCKER!
I will say even with Melba giving me a lesson on how to properly apply it, there is still a learning curve. Once I got the hang of it I can understand the hype surrounding this product.
- a little goes a long way
- to apply use a spoolie brush (see picture)
- clean brush in between applications – if you let the wax dry on the brush it will cause clumping and flaking the next time you use it
- brush eyebrow hair upwards -it will give you a feathered look
- if you fill in your eyebrows let wax set then fill in.
Whether you like the natural or filled in look (see photos below) the brow freeze will tame, lift, and sculpt while providing a long lasting hold that locks them in place all day long!
LAST review for Five Things Friday Part 27!
MUST HAVE ITEM FOR ANYONE WHO WEARS RINGS!
The Vancool ring adjuster is great for solving loose ring problems. It also protects rings from getting scratched.
Here are 5 reasons to love this ring sizer:
- safe for rings
- keeps rings in place
- high quality TPU silicone
I have BIG knuckles so I have to buy my rings large enough to fit over them. Problem with this is the rings keep spinning around and around. Which is SO ANNOYING!!!
The ring adjuster is the PERFECT solution for this problem. The unique design is made with high quality transparent materials, soft and comfortable, causes no pain or irritation to your fingers.
One complaint I have is it came without any instructions. Once I figured out how to apply the coil it was a piece of cake. It was actually quick simple. Package comes with: 3 different sizes (small, medium, and large), 6 pieces of each and a polishing cloth.
Easy to use: place adjuster on the back of the ring, wrap coil around, trim off excess.
I couldn’t be happier with this product.
That concludes this week’s Five Things Friday Part 27. What’s your favorite item on this list? Do you have big knuckles like Dawn? 🤣 Her reviews are just THE BEST!