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NYX Matte Lipstick Review

Hi everyone! Hope you all had a fabulous Valentine’s Day! I stopped by the store and picked up this new color and I am IN LOVE.

I picked the matte finish because I figured I can make it glossy if I want or leave it matte if I want. The best of both worlds am.i.right?!

I goes on smooth and has a great wear.  Also, it does’t seem to dry up my lips! For about $6 bucks I decided to try out a bold pink [Shocking Pink]! What do you think?

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XOXO Gabbing Ginger

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Favorite Things: Best of Beauty

A new week and a new post about my favorite things.  This week I am covering some of my favorite beauty products.

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Tarte [Foundation]:  I LOVE this foundation.  It has GREAT coverage and stays on ALL day without feeling heavy.

Tarte [Airbrush Foundation]: This powder is great with or with out base.  Gives great coverage.  I use it with BB cream only OR when I have a night out I use their foundation I mentioned above.

Make Up Forever [Aqua Smoky Extravagant Waterproof Mascara]: This mascara gives my lashes lots of volume and umph! I also like the non-waterproof version and it works just as well! I got a sample and that is how I feel in love! The brush was a little bit of an adjustment but I really love it.

Mason Pearson Brush [Popular]: This brush was a huge splurge that I got for Christmas.  But almost a month later and I love it.  It really has helped my hair look healthier and fuller.  I also helps spread out your natural scalp oil!  I am WAY overdue for a haircut and actually have gotten compliments on how good my hair looks.  This brush is DEFINITELY worth the splurge.

EOS [Lip Balm]: This stuff is seriously addicting.  I can find it easily in my huge purse.  It stays on strong and really does relieve my chapped lips!

XOXO Gabbing Ginger

**Photos credits: Tarte, Target, Neiman Marcus

 

 

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GLAMGLOW review

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I have been eyeing GLAMGLOW for awhile now and I was a lucky gal at Christmas and my husband ventured to Sephora and got it for me!  He was smart and got me a variety set.  Without further ado:

This set included:

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THIRSTYMUD: A great moisturizer that feels amazing.  It does have a slight sunscreen smell to me but nothing overwhelming.  I like putting it on at night and letting it absorb.  You can also put on and rinse like a mask! supermud

SUPERMUD– When they say tingle they MEAN tingle and by tingle it is almost like a slight burning sensation.  Not painful or anything it actually felt good just not the tingle I expected.  It doesn’t tingle for long either and after that just a tightening sensation.  There are some pieces of green tea leaves so don’t let that weird you out.  It feels very good and afterwards I defiantly could see my face looking a little brighter. youthmud

YOUTH MUD:  This is a great general mud mask that really helps clean the skin and doesn’t make your skin feel super tight! I am also having a slight breakout and it seems to help when I use it as a spot treatment; especially since it doesn’t tingle or tighten. My pores seem smaller and my skin seems refreshed!

Overall, I think these are GREAT masks.  Since I have combination skin I enjoy them all depending on my mood and what my skin is needing.  I think also as the weather changes it will be great to be able to have a variety. Others might enjoy trying a combo set out before diving into to just one! Great investment and even though the jars I have are small a little goes a LONG way!

XOXO Gabbing Ginger

**Photos via Sephora.com