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Introducing...Beauty Box by Target: First Edition Box.....

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Hey Everyone!!

My Beauty Box by Target arrived today!! About 5 weeks ago, I ordered this $5 box from Target on a whim. I had previously received every free Target Beauty Bag sampler they offered so I was bit apprehensive about paying for one.

 It came in a bigger box than the bag sampler.
 I'll be using this box for other things! lol!
 There is a card on top that has a list of all the contents inside plus a $3 off any $15 beauty purchase coupon at Target. I approve that coupon!!!


La Roche-Posey Effaclar Duo sample
Fekkai Glossing Cream deluxe sample
Gillette Venus and Olay Razor Pack
L'Oreal Magic Skin Beautifier BB Cream
Sally Hansen Salon Effects Real Nail Polish Strips in Lust-Rous


I like!! When I saw the Sally Hansen Salon Nail Polish Strips, I knew I had gotten my money's worth. Those things run a cool $10 every where. I'm always in need of a razor, especially since its summer and I'll be trying La Roche-Posey sample since its an acne treatment. The Fekkai Cream, I will tuck in my hair product travel bag and the BB Cream sample...I'll toss in the trash. I'm pleased. :)

Did you order the Beauty Box by Target??? What did you think? Let me know in the comments!!!

Guilty!!! My 5 Beauty Sins......

Hey Everyone!!!

Cue the music!!!

I'm guilty of soooo many beauty "sins". Well, what I think are beauty sins. Things that my girlfriends do and  I think "Should I be doing that?... because I don't". I'm a beauty blogger but I'm far from beauty perfect meaning, I don't always go by the book. 

I'll let you all decide....My Top 5 Beauty Sins: Guilty or Not Guilty!

1) I don't carry a makeup bag in my handbag

I don't carry a makeup bag because I don't touch up my makeup. Even when I was working full time, commuting, going places after work, I never had a bag of extra makeup for touch ups, lip color changes, etc. I never apply makeup in my car, work bathroom or at a desk. If I didn't get it on before I left, its not getting put on. Which leads to my next sin.....

2) I don't touch up my makeup or lip color.

I never reapply lipstick. Once it wears off or gets wiped off, its not getting reapplied. It actually feels funny to put lipstick back on a 2nd time in a day. I definitely don't touch up makeup. No applying powder, extra mascara and all things touching up. I will blot if I'm too greasy but by the time I realize I'm greasy, it doesn't matter anymore, the day has passed and I haven't even looked in the mirror.

3)I keep old makeup, especially if it is discontinued or limited edition.

Case in point: I have about 50 L'Oreal Colour Juice Lip Glosses. They are discontinued and I love them so much but I know they are old, some smell terrible but I can't throw them away!! I have perfume from 1996, a Garden Botanical custom scent, that I remember getting paid, going to Garden Botancial , being excited to get a scent made. Memories are in that scent! I have other old, discontinued brands that I can't part with too. I may not wear it but I can't part with it!!

4)I don't apply moisturizer to my face after washing.

I wash my face twice a day but I don't moisturizer afterwards. Why? I don't need it. My natural oils will make their appearance within minutes so I'm naturally moisturized. I use a cleanser that doesn't make my face feel stripped or dry so I just wait until my natural oils come through. This method my not be for everyone, but it actually works for me.

5) I'm not diligent about wearing sunscreen.

Unless the sunscreen is in the BB Cream or foundation ( in most cases it is) I'm wearing that day, I don't put it on my face. And unless I'm out in sun for a long period of time, I don't wear it out on my body skin. I don't spend alot time in the sun because I don't like being hot. There is no "pool time" or sunbathing or beach bumming for me. However I know, I KNOW this is not a good thing to do. African Americans also suffer from sunburn or worse, skin cancer caused by the sun. I have find a sunscreen that's not uncomfortable to wear all of over, otherwise, I'm skipping it.

Guilty or Not Guilty of these five beauty sins?? And what are you beauty sins? Let me know in the comments!!