Eyelash Extensions: Are they worth it?

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Over the holidays I tried eyelash extensions for the first time. Let me tell you, they are amazing!

If you aren’t familiar with eyelash extensions, it’s a beauty procedure where individual false eyelashes (about 90 individual lashes!) are essentially glued to your real eyelashes. The extensions stay on for a few weeks and start to fall out as your natural lashes fall out with their normal growth cycle.

I purchased a groupon for the eyelash extensions at a great deal, otherwise they are super expensive. I can see how they are addicting though! I didn’t wear mascara at all while I had them on, and rarely wore eye makeup. This was awesome, I wear contacts and I loved not using eye makeup, especially mascara. I didn’t have that smudge of mascara under my eyes halfway through the day that add to my lovely genetically imposed dark under eye circles. {read more}

Target Beauty Box

Meet the $7 Target Beauty Box!

target beauty box

Last week I shared my take on the seasonal Walmart Beauty Box and I just recently received my first Target Beauty Box.

target beauty box

This box is released periodically (I believe monthly), on a first come, first serve basis. They run $7 and are filled with beauty and skin care samples, and even some full-sized items.

Check out what I got:

Laneige BB Cushion

Skinfix Lip Repair Balm

SoapBox Coconut Oil Shampoo & Conditioner

Mayfair Soap Foundry sea lily jasmine body crème

Vera Wang Floral Eau De Toilette {read more}

Peek Inside the Walmart Beauty Box

Did you know that Walmart has a seasonal Beauty Box for just $5? Each season, they send out a new box filled with sample sizes of new beauty products. I was surprised at how many things were packed into this little box, it’s a great deal!

walmart beauty box

Inside the winter Walmart Beauty Box:

  • NSPA by Nirvana Spa Exotically Creamy Rich Body Butter
  • Pantene Pro-V Hairspray
  • Neutrogena Healthy Volume Mascara
  • St. Ives Blackhead Clearing Green Tea Scrub
  • Swisspers Leopard Print Cotton Swabs
  • Aveeno Absolutely Ageless Daily Moisturizer
  • Aveeno Absolutely Ageless Restorative Night Cream
  • Crest 3D White Brilliance Whitening System
  • Burt’s Bees Intensive Firming Serum
  • Vera Wang Embrace Eau De Toilette Spray
  • Goody Slideproof Soft Touch Silicone Elastics

I mean, who doesn’t need leopard print cotton swabs? 😉 My favorite is the body butter, it smells like vacation!

walmart beauty box

Have you tried beauty box subscriptions before? There are so many…Ipsy, Birchbox, Glossybox, Julep, etc. I liked this box because it’s by far the best value, and focused on skin care and hair care instead of makeup. Kind of a fun treat for yourself and a good way to try out new drugstore products without committing to buying a full-sized product. {read more}

DIY SHEA BUTTER BALM

Shea butter balm

I have been treating my eczema and dry skin for years with all different kinds of products, but I still go back to shea butter as a perfect, all natural moisturizer and protectant for extra dry skin.

Shea butter is a fatty substance extracted from the African shea tree. Shea butter is unique from other oils because of the healing benefits. It’s wonderful for treating eczema, acne, skin allergies and a number of other skin conditions. The shea tree got its name for these healing properties, the karite tree, which means the “tree of life.” {read more}