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

BE WELL CLEANSING OIL is a new favorite around here.

HI! Eva here πŸ’πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ

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.

HOW TO USE:

  • 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!

XOXO.

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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! πŸ™ƒ

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!!

BEFORE SETTING MY MAKEUP:

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?!

XOXO, DAWN


a new lash primer

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

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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
It’s VERY BLUE.
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+.

SO PATIENCE IS A MUST WITH THIS PRODUCT!

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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PRODUCT PICK OF THE WEEK

Product pick of the week.. or should I say… pick of the last 5 years, LOL!

Eva here.

I was not a hairspray fan until I got my hands on this one. IT IS THE BEST I have found, and I have used to for 5+ years now, so I really do feel like I can speak from experience and expertise πŸ’πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ It is super cost-effective…and you all know I LOVE A GOOD DEAL.

THE BEAUTY 😍

Do you struggle with LIMP HAIR? Me too.

Why do I love this so much? It’s a budget product… meaning… I really use this more as a volumizer, texturizer, and hair spray. This means I ONLY NEED ONE PRODUCT and NOT 3 total.


How I use it:

After I wash & dry my hair: spray on to style. And I mean… spray a very generous amount 🀣

If I am NOT washing – still spray it liberally all over hair to “set”.

I spray focusing on mid to lower ends of hair.. I like the OOMPH in the bottom of my hair.

Directions say to spray 8-12 inches away from hair – layer it to achieve desired firmness.

What I love most:

It feels a little stiff at first, but literally after 5-10 minutes your hair is very, very smooth and manageable. It adds great volume and texture, thus, reliving the need for 2 more products to use on your hair. The Rejuvenique oil in it really sets this “product of the week” apart from all others. Rejuvenique is only of our holy grail products!

THE SMELL OF IT IS ALSO AMAAAAZING!

The scent.. OH THE SCENT! 😍


The benefits of this amazing monat hairspray
10000% agree with this ⬆️

It adds a lot of OOOMPH to my hair!

product pick of the week!! monat 3 in one hairspray!!  The features of it!
THE SMELL IS FREAKIN’ FANTASTIC, TOO!

Repeating myself again..but….the VOLUME it adds is GREAT! I’ll be honest, the volume doesn’t last all day, but it does last for many hours.

Look at the volume in the hair!!!product pick of the week!! monat 3 in one hairspray!!

I also love that this hairspray washes out easily, and what I mean by that is that it does NOT build up in my hair.

Lastly, I buy 2-3 at a time when Monat has a sale. Shamefully (or not!), I really do use that much hairspray, and you wouldn’t know it!


Dawn’s review is this: She only uses this product when her hair is in a ponytail or when she curls her hair. She wears her hair in a ponytail often so she does use a fair amount of it and can assess the product fairly & with some expertise.

I know you are just dying for some pictures so here you go.⬇️ In full transparency, I wanted to have a video for this post but I didn’t have it all together this week! πŸ™ƒ

Step 1 – Blow dry with your FAVORITE BRUSHES and then spray liberally all over your hair, focusing on mid to lower ends.

Monat hairspray is like a 3 in one! spray all over your hair! product pick of the week!! monat 3 in one hairspray!!
SPRAY SPRAY SPRAY! You can’t over do it.

Step 2 – FLUFF the hair as I like to say. Run your hands through it.

Monat hairspray is like a 3 in one!  Fluff that hair to get amazing volume and texture
Fluff that hair to get desired look

Step 3 – Enjoy how great your hair feels & the fabulous scent 😍

product pick of the week!! monat 3 in one hairspray!!
NO need for anything else since this is a dupe for 3 products in one!

THAT’S IT!

So..product pick of the week is this hairspray that I use as a 3-in-one product. Saves me time AND money!

Do you like 3-in-one type products?!


NATURAL DEODORANT THAT WORKS!

Natural Deodorant that WORKS wasn’t something we thought we could ever find. BUT…. we found one we both really like!

Be Well Company Skincare has been something we are swooning over as of late. We are dabbling in all of their products, but one that stands out for both of us AND works is the deodorant. So much so, that it deserves its very own blog post.

YOU CAN ALSO SAVE 10% with our code “DAWNANDEVA”!

natural deodorant by BE Well that actually works!!

First things first, though, we really want to make it clear that we both have tried many natural deodorants in the past. Most do work for a few days or a week, but then we notice they just stop working. So far, Be Well has broken that record!

For simplicity sake, what we like is:

  • It’s all natural. So natural you could DRINK it, lol.
  • It smells fantastic.
  • It IS working after 2 weeks of use still!
  • Anti-bacterial and pH balancing – “inhibits the growth of odor-causing bacteria naturally without clogging the pores“.
    • Basically – Be Well feeds the good bacteria so it over-rides the bad bacteria & therefore you don’t stink.
  • Repeat… it’s NATURAL! something we never thought we’d be into.
  • Even after all our workouts at the gym, we didn’t smell, and we were dry.

Tip – spray before getting dressed because it needs to dry! I, Dawn, made the mistake of spraying it after I got dressed and my shirt got wet & I had to change. Just my two cents! I am a little extra though and probably sprayed too much. Eva hasn’t had that problem. πŸ™ƒ


THE DETAILS

From Be Well website, here is how to use:

“Give a shake before each use, spritz each clean underarm with 1-3 sprays and let dry. 

Plan on using within 6 months of purchasing, remember these are fresh, active products with live probiotics

TIP please store in the refrigerator if not using right away, it will last longer

Can even be used on stinky feet!

Each 2oz bottle contains approx 420 sprays = average use of 2 sprays per pit per day, one bottle will last 105 days/3.5 months. That’s approx .09 per spray or .35 per day!  

Please Note: the deodorant is clear when first made with a  golden “halo” of essential oils at the top of the bottle. Shake before each use. After a month or two, your essential oils will begin to infuse the deodorant and the liquid will turn amber in color. All is well! Use as normal.


Eva here – this is a good size bottle and the tips above are super helpful. I actually didn’t realize you can use on stinky feet, also, lol.

natural deodorant by BE Well that actually works!!
further instructions on how to use this product.
Some additional instructions my package came with!

To reiterate, a natural deodorant wasn’t something we were looking for, but we are SO HAPPY we are now affiliates with Be Well because their products WORK. We love the story behind them, as well. Some of you may not know this, but my (Eva) sisters have MS – so this hits home for me.

Our motto has always been we like what we like natural or not, but IF IT IS natural AND IT WORKS, then that is a TOTAL WIN!!!

So – SAVE 10% with our code “DAWNANDEVA”!

Step 1 –

Checkout first and then you can add code. Some of you have messaged us that you don’t see option to add code – just click on PLACE YOUR ORDER in step 1 below and then you are taken to step 2…

Be Well.. code DAWNANDEVA for 10% off at checkout!

Step 2 –

Be Well natural deodorant... code DAWNANDEVA for 10% off at checkout!

You can see above on right hand side that step 2 brings you to area when you can add the code to get a discount!


Thank you Natalie for your amazing products. We β™₯️ Them!

Do you have a favorite natural deodorant that actually works? We’ve tried like every brand, no joke!

TGIF!!


IT COSMETICS – YOUR SKIN BUT BETTER

IT Cosmetics “Your Skin But Better” foundation is brand new and we have our hands on it! (Yes, we bought it ourselves).

IT Cosmetics your skin but better

I, Dawn, have been using this for 3 weeks now… and… your skin but better? It’s JUST THAT! Seriously, I love it. I do use and love a lot of IT Cosmetics products, and I am always trying their latest & greatest.

As I have gotten older I don’t like a lot of foundation or anything thick on my face. With that said, I also spoke about this yesterday with Eva when we were preparing this post, and she doesn’t like using as much foundation either as she has gotten into her 30’s (which actually doesn’t surprise me since I’ve been the same through the years…more on that later). So, this is a nice solution to a light foundation that covers.

IT Cosmetics your skin but better
You can see how nice and light this is.

First and foremost, to apply this foundation, I use the IT Cosmetics Foundation Brush, makeup sponge, or my fingers, and ALL work great. I do like the brush the best because I also hate makeup all over my fingers.


To make it simpler for you all to read, and since I like bullet point lists, I am going to concisely write out my pros first:

  • Lightweight foundation but still manages to provide coverage.
  • AMAZING coverage, actually
    • I DO NOT LIKE A HEAVY FOUNDATION!
  • Very natural looking
  • Covers blemish marks, redness, and discoloration goes unnoticed
  • The color matches my skin tone almost perfectly
    • I usually have to mix 2 colors to get my skin tone, but not with this one (I use #32).
  • A little goes a long way
  • It gives a flawless finish – *does not settle into lines*
  • Not oily – big plus for mine and Eva’s skin that gets oily as the day goes on
  • Goes on silky smooth

MY ONLY CON!

And while that is not a deal breaker because I have a lot of great skincare products I use underneath that have sunscreen, I just wish this did, also. As I get older I try to be more conscious of the sun exposure to my face.

I mean, the packaging really is nice, too! It is super easy to apply with the brush and as I said a little goes a long way. So back to Eva…

Eva here quick – This is crazy for me to say, but like Dawn said above, as we were talking about how as I’ve gotten older, I do use less and less foundation, and I like the feel of “less is more”, too. I used to love an insane “full-coverage thick look”, but the past few years or so, I’ve really strayed away from that. Reason being, is by 3 pm, it just really doesn’t look good on my face… hello MELTING! πŸ˜‚ I have also taken so much better care of my skin the past few years with good skincare products, that I don’t really need a lot of full coverage like I used to.

IN CONCLUSION! You cannot go wrong with this IT Cosmetics “Your Skin But Better” foundation that is “nice n light” & provides good coverage. The name lives up to its promise and we are thrilled with it.

Goes on smoothly & nicely

*this is not sponsored by IT Cosmetics and ALL opinions are our own! We purchased ourselves. We only earn a small commission if purchased through our links which helps us keep the blog up and running!


THE BEST OIL FOR SKIN & HAIR

We have a holy grail product to share that is the best oil for your SKIN & HAIR!

And trust us when we tell you, a little goes a long way.

THE BEST OIL FOR SKIN & HAIR product..rejuvenique!
I mean, seriously! Look. how gorgeous 😍

THIS IS A REAL AND UNEDITED VIDEO by Dawn! We wanted to give it to you completely straight.

More details below.

As you can see from my video above, I literally use this for so many different reasons.

  • New Rejuvenique Light – fairly new – I just ordered two days ago & can’t wait to try.
  • It is a “multi-use” oil product.
  • A little goes a long way!
  • I use it on my face, neck, hair.
  • ALSO use it on my elbows, knees, feet AND cuticles!
  • Please note, it is heavy so I only use it on my face before bedtime.
directions for applying Rejuvenique..the best hair and body oil!
DIRECTIONS ABOVE! β™₯︎
Rejuvenique on my cuticles! THE BEST OIL FOR SKIN & HAIR

EVA HERE!

I really need to point out first and foremost that this little holy grail of a bottle will last you a long time. I can only speak for myself, but I have had mine for about a year now. That is how little of product you need.

I don’t use it the same way as Dawn. I have had a history of dark circles under my eyes. Since I was a kid (like 8 years old) people would always ask me if I had two black eyes, and it’s definitely carried into adulthood. Also, the skin under my eyes is extremely dry. So, this magic-ness in a bottle I use really for my eye area. A SMALL dab under both! There is 100% a difference when I use this consistently; less black and blue look and more moisture (as in, my makeup doesn’t flake all over).

Rejuvenique under my eyes to help with dark circles. THE BEST OIL FOR SKIN & HAIR

As I am getting older and in my almost late 30’s, I LOATHE the wrinkles under my eyes.

I do feel like the claim stands true above that it does help smooth out fine lines (ie, leave skin looking healthy).

Sometimes I put it in my hair at night since I use so much heat and bleach (blonde hair is hard work, I tell ya!).

Dawn’s video, though, really explains it is all 92 seconds.

iphone11 max portrait mode in STUDIO light.. it is life changing!!

We are here to get this in your hands on the best oil we’ve found for your skin & hair … just let us know you are interested and we will be in touch! (click link to contact or DM us on IG)

Lastly, we want to hear from YOU! What is your ONE beauty product you cannot live without?