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Empties #3

Hi y’all! I am here again to go through some of my used products! Enjoy!

Babyganics Shampoo+Bodywash: I can’t find the squeeze version of this anymore.  Which makes me sad because we have the pump version and I hate that it falls in the tub and gets water in it. I love the smell of this and that it rinsed clean from baby.  I tried using it as bubble bath but it left a film in the bath tub.  LOL.  I would recommend this product.

Dial Body Wash: This body wash didn’t seem drying. For those who don’t like a strong scent this would be good for you.  I like strong scents in body wash so it wasn’t my favorite. This has a great price point and it foams up really well which I like. Overall, it is a quality product for a good price.

CVS Dry Shampoo: I bought this in a pinch and it was on sale.  It works alright.  I think sometimes it can leave my hair looking a bit dull.  Also, it doesn’t seem to be as long lasting as I would like.  I usually have to reapply it throughout the day.  I would splurge on a better quality unless you are in a bind!

Matrix Smoothing Serum: This is the OLD version but I have linked the new one.  This works great but honestly I like my Paul Mitchell better only because it seems less sticky when I put the product in my hand.  I think the Matrix version is just thicker.  It helps keep my frizzy hair in line though for sure! I would recommend this.

Mac Blush: This brand is my go to for blush. This one is on it’s last leg and it busted to bits the other day so it is getting retire.  I love this color and a little goes a long way.  I think this blends well with other make up brands and the color is pretty true! Recommend!

Motrin: We have used this for fevers (as mentioned above) and for teething.  Recommend having this on hand!*

Tylenol: We had our first fever not to long ago  (as mentioned above) and this was great to rotate with Motrin.  Seemed to give our little guy some relief. Recommend having this on hand! *

*Please consult your doctor before giving your child medication.

XOXO Gabbing Ginger

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What’s in my diaper bag?

As babies get older what you carry in your diaper bag changes! After switching things around I finally found a solution that works best for me.  I hated that my stuff was getting cluttered with Tripp’s stuff and I wanted a easier solution than carrying two bags.

A friend of mine recommended a back pack for Tripp when we use the the child watch at the gym and that is how the lightbulb went off in my head.  I keep everything of Tripp’s in his backpack and throw it in my big bag! So much better and easier to find what I need.

So onto the good stuff…Our bags:

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Mine [Louis Vuitton]: Neverfull MM

His [Pottery Barn]: Pre-K size

products

Wipes [Target]

Diapers [Target]

Water Bottle [Bed Bath and Beyond]

Outfit [Carter’s]: Because accidents happen.

EOS [Target]: We both actually use this because it is so easy to use on him because he thinks it is a nipple! HA!

Sophie [Target]

Sippy Straw Cup [Target]

Snack Container [Buy Buy Baby] [with goldfish of course].  He also loves yogurt puffs! I linked a different product than what I have. My biggest complaint is there isn’t an air tight lid for mine and then one I linked has that!

Lipstick [Mac]

Hand cream [Bath and Body Works]

Granola [Target] because nursing moms are ALWAYS hungry.

Book [Priddy Books]

Rattle [Similar]

Sunglasses [RayBans]

Wallet [Louis Vuitton]

Gum [Target]

XOXO Gabbing Ginger

 

 

 

 

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Empties

Hey everyone! One thing I am trying to get better about is using up the products I have before buying new things.  So I thought I would start compiling my empty products and then give feedback on what I like and didn’t like!

Nothing is off limits so these posts will cover makeup, beauty, baby, food…. and so on! Let’s get started!

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Physicians formula powder:  Great product.  I still lean toward lose powder because I break my pressed powders EVERYTIME.  I would still recommend this product.  It has good coverage and is great on sensitive skin.

Elf Eyeliner: LOVE LOVE LOVE this product and the price point.  And even though the container is small it lasted quite awhile! Thumbs up!

Huggies wipes: I love these wipes.  Are good at getting everything clean (both baby wise and baby mess wise) and I like that they are a little thicker. Thumbs up!

Up & Up wipes: This wipes did the job but I HATED the scent.  I would recommend unscented.

Hand Creme: Love having this on the go in my diaper bag.  They don’t have this scent [I linked a similar one] but I love how this creme feels and it seems to keep my hands soft! Thumbs up!

Bath & Body Works Soap: I LOVE their soap and I love trying different scents.  The foaming soap is my favorite but not for any particular reason.  Both of the scents were great [I also LOVE the lemon scents for the kitchen]. These soaps were one of the reasons I decided I needed to start using up product. When we moved I found about 10 half used soaps under our sinks… what can I say I like to change them with the seasons.  Thumbs up on these!

Pantene: I LOVE this shampoo [& conditioner].  Everyone always compliments how shiny and pretty my hair is when I use this.  AND IT SMELLS SO GOOD.  Thumbs up!

Babyganics Bubble Bath: This stuff smells amazing and Tripp LOVES it! Bath time was major with sleep training and playing in the bubble bath is a favorite of Tripp’s.  I think the scent also helps him relax.  Thumbs up!

Vitafusion Prenatal: Since I am still breastfeeding I take prenatal.  I love the gummies but I have had a few brands and these aren’t my favorite in taste but they still taste good.  However, for someone else they may be their favorite flavor.   Would recommend.

What are you favorite products you consistently use up?

XOXO- Gabbing Ginger

 

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YSL Touche Éclat Neutralizer Review

Hi loves!

I received the YSL Touche Éclat Neutralizer  in bisque to try [thanks Influenster)!

In recent months [thanks pregnancy] I have struggled to cover up the dark circles under my eyes.  This neutralizers goes on very smooth. Does not feel heavy and doesn’t cake on.

It works well with other makeup I already use and really does hide my dark circles.  I am really loving how lightweight the product feels and how easy it is to use! See below for a before [ekkkkk no makeup] and after.

 

 

XOXO Gabbing Ginger

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Life Goals

You know some life goals are big and some life goals are small. Well my name is Lauren and I have a lip balm problem. My goal… completely finish one of my lip balms before buying a new one.

Here’s to hoping this holds me accountable.

 

Xoxo Gabbing Ginger

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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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Product Review: Valentia Even Glow Skin Serum

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Disclosure: I received this product free in agreement to review the product.

Here are some specs:

  • SUPERIOR INGREDIENTS INCLUDE: Organic Rosehip Oil, Organic Sea Buckthorn Oil, Green Tea Extract, Botanical Hyaluronic Acid, and Resistem (Plant Stem Cells). All ingredients chosen for their anti-aging properties and ability to enhance Vitamin C efficiacy on your face and skin.
  • EVENS SKIN TONE | INCREASES GLOW & RADIANCE: Vanquish dark spots and revitalize your skin with this new generation Vitamin C serum along with essential fatty acids that leave skin smooth and visibly brighter. Smooth skin capable of reflecting light will give your skin a youthful glow and a brilliant shine for that well-rested and refreshed look.
  • LUXURIOUS SMELL + ALL DAY HYDRATION – Experience the most addictive Vitamin C Serum on the market today. Non-Watery texture allows for greater coverage with less serum, deeply penetrating and reducing pores by locking in moisture.
  • REDUCES WRINKLES & FINE LINES: Special ingredients like Hyaluronic Acid and Organic Sea Buckthorn oil work to plump up the skin, reducing wrinkles leaving skin clearer and younger.
  • BOOSTS COLLAGEN PRODUCTION: The presence of Organic Rosehip Oil and a foundation of 20% Vitamin C increases collagen production so your skin retains the elasticity responsible for a youthful appearance and prevents skin sagging associated with aging. Enjoy smooth and supple skin that takes years off your face… LIFETIME GUARANTEE- Try our Even Glow Serum Today – RISK FREE

This serum has been amazing so far! It smells great and doesn’t leave my skin feeling oily or sticky! It is great on my oily and dry skin and has really brightened it.  I am acne prone so it took a few days for my skin to adjust but it has and the serum has really improved the look of the scars on my face! So much so that sometimes I just touch up any trouble spots and go… no BB cream or foundation!

I put the serum on at night after my evening face wash routine.  I wake up in the morning to a glow on my face and it is hydrated and fresh.

I am still using this product and I plan to purchase it again once it runs out!

 

XOXO Gabbing Ginger

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Clinique Black Honey Beauty-So Dark, So Moody, So Fall Appropriate

LOVE these fall colors! This girl has so many great beauty tips! I LOVE makeup and beauty products but have a hard time keeping up with the trends. I typically just go and buy something that appeals to my eye. I love that her blog gives me insight and reviews of products before I buy!