New Wet n Wild Haul and Review

New review on my youtube channel. I picked up some of the new wet n wild stuff to try out. Give me your thoughts??

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Meet Sailor

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I have decided that even though “beauty” is in the title of my blog that I wanted to incorporate more “lifestyle” type of posts into my blog. I figured the best way would be to talk about the biggest chunk of my life…my kids. Even the fur babies. So, this will be a four part thing starting with Sailor, our maine coon, since she was the first one to enter our lives. I hope you all enjoy!

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Sailor entered our lives a little over 3 years ago, shortly after Jeremy and I decided to move in together. A friend called us and said that she had kittens to give away since the mom was hit by a car and killed. I have a really huge and soft heart and was prepared to beg if needed, but Jeremy didn’t need much convincing to go and rescue her.

Apparently, Sailor was the last one left of the litter and everyone that took another kitten passed her up thinking that she was too shy. I still to this day have no idea how anyone could have ever thought that cat had a shy bone in her body. She immediately warmed up to us and walked around our apartment and explored. She let us pet her and take pictures of her. We decided to name her Sailor since both me and Jeremy love anything nautical. I love nautical things in general, but Jeremy was once in the Navy himself. Sailor just seemed to fit her.

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The first thing that people tend to notice about Sailor are her huge green-yellow eyes. She just seems to have a friendly look in her eyes, in my opinion. And rightfully so, she’s probably the biggest cuddle bug I have ever met in terms of cats. No one is a stranger to this cat. You walk through our door, and immediately Sailor wants to be your friend. She’s so unlike many other cats in that sense. I don’t know if it has anything to do with the fact that she has some Maine Coon in her or not. I hear they are very friendly breed in general.

She’s always been so great with people from the beginning, and it’s been so easy to introduce her to the dog and both kids. She has her moments like any cat, but we expected it. We don’t have her declawed (I could never) but we’ve only had one problem with her scratching another living being, and it’s been with the dog.

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Can you tell I love this cat? She’s so loving and sweet. I don’t know what I will do if we decide to get another cat in the future and it’s not as sweet as she is.

First Impression: Too Faced Cocoa Powder and BH Cosmetics Studio Pro Powder

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I have been hunting for a new powder for quite sometime now. If you’ve been following me for awhile you probably already know that I talk about the physicians formula correcting powder often. I still love it. I used it most of the summer almost everyday to set my concealer and would wear it alone some days. However, it can cling to dry spots if you have naturally dry skin like myself. So now that the weather is changing and I want to wear fuller coverage makeup, it looks a bit cakey after awhile and oxidizes weird on my skin.

If you’re as pale as me, you will understand my struggle to find a powder of any sort. Many are either too dark or oxidize and are darker after a few hours…or they look caked on if you apply too much. So, I’ve been watching videos and reading reviews by people with a similar skin tone/type as me and I have a few to talk about.

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First, is the Too Faced Cocoa Powder foundation in “Light.” I’ve seen this talked about a lot, but couldn’t justify wanting to buy it until I watched a video of Thataylaa (look her up on youtube. I love her videos and personality) using it lightly as a setting powder. So, I started trying to see if I could catch a good deal on it, and I found it on hsn.com for $39 with free shipping AND the teddy bear hair kabuki brush included ($68 total value). I ended up being able to use a coupon code for 15% off on top of it, so the deal was pretty awesome and it’s included in flex pay and I got money back on ebates. Just throwing that out there in case anyone is interested in trying it and wants a good deal on it, I was not sponsored to say any of that. I’m just a mom on a budget.

Anyway, back to the actual review. The smell of this product is as delightful as I had hoped and imagined. It smells like chocolate. I decided to try it out for the first time on top of a bb cream and use the teddy bear hair kabuki brush.
Application– Like a damn dream. Very easy to work with and is buildable. With that being said, I do feel it would be light coverage if worn alone as a powder foundation. I wore it on top of a bb cream so I only needed a small amount to cover everything up and set my makeup. The brush it came with is super soft as well. I don’t know if I would have bought it had it been alone, but since it came with the powder it’s definetely a perk.
Wear time– it lasted all day and did not oxidize or cling to dry patches during the day. I did chores, chased the dog and toddler around and ran errands and this stuff stayed in place and even kept the faint delicious smell all day.
Overall first impression- thoroughly impressed. I’m so happy I stumbled upon such a great deal because I don’t know if I could have brought myself to spend the money on it at regular price at Ulta or Sephora.
Lastly, I have to give Too Faced props for always having the most adorable packaging on the face of the planet. Seriously, how chic and cute is the packaging? It’s so pretty.

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Second, is the BH Cosmetics Studio Pro Powder in “205” which is the lightest shade. These powders are on sale often on Bh Cosmetics’ website. I think I got mine for around $7, so this is a very affordable option. The packaging is also very sleek and black, which I like. It claims to be a matte finishing powder.
Application– I used my elf cosmetics powder brush ($3) and patted this underneath my eyes to set my concealer, and I was impressed with how easy it was to apply. It wasn’t too chalky and didn’t get everywhere. I typically pat my powder instead of brushing on my face because I feel it’s less likely to cling to dry patches that way.
Wear– It did oxidize a bit, but it wasn’t bad. It didn’t apply cakey, but it did look a bit caked up and weird in a few spots after about 4 hours of wear. So, this is a powder that will need to be touched up a few times throughout the day.
Overall impression– I wasn’t as impressed with this one, but I wasn’t disappointed either. It’s probably a powder I will reach for this fall for everyday looks and for when I run errands. The price is superb though and the packaging is also adorable and very sleek.

Both of the brands mentioned are cruelty free, and as far as I know Too Faced is vegan friendly. Have any powders to recommend for me to try in my pursuit for the absolute perfect powder for fair skin? Please feel free to comment with your own thoughts, opinions, and recommendations.