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After Christmas Shopping Haul! Target and Bath & Body!

Hey ladies, so of course after Christmas we must all run out and go shopping with our Christmas money! Or do what I do and spend most of it on hot chocolates and gas money lol. But, I went out and bought some really cute things from Target and Bath and Body. Both those stores are my favorites to go in when I am shopping, I always go in being like “I’ll just spend $25” but, I end up leaving and being like “How did I spend $100 on lotion and socks?!”

I went to Target and picked up some really adorable organizers for my makeup vanity! I am someone who puts all the makeup on and just tosses it on my desk with no organization at all. So, I decided to pick up some little bins and holders to give my vanity a more professional clean look. Get this, I bought all these little cute holders below, all for $1 each! When you walk into Target they have a little $1 section, and you can find all these little containers there currently. I think they are a great bargain, and are good enough quality to hold my makeup brushes, lip glosses, and other cosmetic extras! They had a lot of different colors, but I went with the pink and white holders, so I would have some sort of theme. Below, I also have a picture of my makeup vanity, which is basically is an Ikea desk, and a giant mirror with a lamp. Haha pretty make-shift, but I prefer this set up, I have had real vanity tables in the past and they are too small! Using an actual desk allows me to spread out my stuff when using it πŸ™‚ If you guys want a post about how I organize my makeup and my vanity desk let me know in the comments down below, and I’ll be sure to write one.

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From Bath and Body, I got lots of goodies! I went there this week during their semiannual sale! They have lots of great deals, and a million products to buy for super cheap after the holidays. Seriously this is a warning, it is dangerous to go there if you don’t have much money on you, I got a little carried away…

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Below, I picked up the Cashmere Glow shimmer Bomb, which is so incredible! It is a gel that you can rub onto your arms, legs, etc. and it is completely filled with different shimmery colored reflects. It also has a “glow” due to it’s slightly golden finish. This gel looks absolutely gorgeous on any skin tone, and smells amazing! After the sale discount, I got it for $3, which is an awesome deal for 6 oz of product. Next to it in the picture, is the Aromatherapy Sleep Lotion. I, like any other 20 year old, am a huge night owl. It takes me a lot of rolling around and starring at the ceiling in order to fall asleep at night. This lotion appealed to me, because I needed a new lotion and now I found one that aids in sleeping. Β It claims that the honey and milk scent has a warm cinnamon and clove oil that promotes comfort and rest. Whether it actually helps me to sleep or not, the lotion is a great consistency; not greasy or sticky. It finishes smooth and silky, and has a very nice smell reminding me of fall; very warm and rich. The bottle itself is dark blue glass, and is very finely packaged. This lotion is originally $14 and After the sale I got it for $7!

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Next I picked up this True Blue Spa Apricot and White Tea facial scrub. I am obsessed with face products right now, and was really excited to pick up this product! I love this brand, and every product I have tried from them I have really loved! Their lotions are so incredible, and they have a pretty good selection of products at Bath and Body. Definitely check them out, if your looking for any good skin care products. I have already tried this out and the scrub is very coarse so you have to be gentle when cleansing your skin. But, it left my face incredibly smooth and clean feeling. It also smells really good, which is obviously important to me :p Next to it in the picture is by the same brand and it is the True Blue Spa Unscented Shea Butter. As I said, their lotions work better than any I have ever tried before, including high end products. This tube is a pretty good size at 6 oz, I will probably end up using it as my purse lotion, I love to use this stuff on my hands to moisturize. I like that they offers scented and non scented lotions. My skin is very sensitive, but I don’t need to worry about this lotions having any harsh scents that might irritate my skin. As well, if you have perfume, scented shampoo, etc. It is nice to have a lotion for your body thats scent won’t interfere with the scent of your other products. I bought both of these on sale for $3 a piece, which is phenomenal considering they are normally around $15 per bottle.

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That’s all for today, let me guys know in the comments below if you hit up the Bath and Body sale and what goodies you got! The sale doesn’t end at a certain date, it runs till supplies run out which is great, and dangerous for my wallet lol. Or you can comment on any of these products if you have tried them and love or not so much love them. If you have any questions about my makeup vanity or how I organize it feel free to ask as well πŸ™‚ Thank you guys so much for reading, please remember to like this post and my page, also follow me for more blog posts! Love Always Pearlsnheels ❀

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What’s In My Beach Bag?

Hey loves, I thought this would be a fun post to write for you guys! I am going to the beach tomorrow and Started packing my bag and thought why not show you what I am bringing πŸ™‚ If you guys would like to read a what’s in my purse or makeup bag post please let me know below in the comments πŸ™‚ thank you so much for reading, please remember to like and follow, Love always Pearlsnheels ❀

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Here is my trucker hat from Pacsun. There is nothing worse then a burnt scalp! :0 And I look BA in it!image

My Bathing suit, I fell in love with this mismatched patterns, and guess what? I got it so cheap from sears!

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Staying hydrated is a must! I use my plastic jeweled cup from Marshalls, love this thing! I also have here my Jergens Natural Glow Face lotion with SPF 20, so my face doesn’t burn!

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Here I have my Favorite book Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry, read it! I also have a Lucky Magazine in case I get board and want to ketch up on fashion :pimage

Here I have a little sketch book and pen! I love to draw and the beach is especially inspiring to me!Β image

Here, I always carry with me , my favorite powder: Maybelline Fit Me Powder and Elf powder brush incase I need to apply some touch ups. Since it is hot at the beach bringing these Elf oil blotting sheets is a must!

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Here I have my navy blue flip flops from Old Navy, cheap sandals are the best for the beach because it is ok if they get dirty and wet. Also, some bobby pins to throw back my hair, and SPF Chapstick!

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Here I have a colorful scrunchy, also to throw back my hair in a bun, and some Deodorant! No body wants to smell all hot and yucki’ at the beach!Β image

Yes, I have Tattoo Goo in my beach bag! Tattoo Goo is amazing and hydrates and protects your tattoos! On the other hand the sun can damage and fade it, so I bring this a long with me to keep my ink healthy!

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Most importantly sunscreen! Noboby wants their skin to look like a leather handbag! I use Coppertone Sport SPF 50, this spray on stuff is amazing! Although I will say I miss using that purple lotion stuff I loved when I was a kid! I also bring some amazing hand lotion, this is from Bath & Body, It Is the True Blue Shea Cashmere Hand lotion, smells amazing and keeps my hands so soft.

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Of course a colorful beach towel, to dry off with! Or rap myself up like a penguin :p

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Β A beach matt, to lay down under me. No like likes sand in their buns! :0

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Protect your corneas! I use my pink Guess aviators!

 

Thanks so much for reading guys, Love you all. Please remember to follow, comment and subscribe! πŸ™‚

Beauty Tip #1 How to deal with your Oily skin & Makeup!

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So if you’re like me and when you figured out what skin type you were, and were devastated to realize you are an oil monster, do not panic, I can help. My face feels the need to betray me as well and go passed the dry and normal skin or even combination and go straight for the oil. I am mostly oily on my T-zone, meaning my middle forehead, nose, cheeks, and chin. My symptoms of oily skin aren’t so bad in the winter time, as most, but when it comes to summer…I basically look like my face could crisco a pan! If you are experiencing the same kind of ordeal then have I got some tips for you!

-First off, before applying makeup always remember to wear an oil-free moisturizer. Keeping your skin moisturized is very important for keeping healthy young skin.

-Wear a primer! Without wearing one the foundation will only sink into your pours and can add to making your face look oilier, plus primers help create a protective layer over your pours, preventing them from producing a lot of oil.

-You can look for some foundation that are known for having mattefying affects. One of my favorites is the Kat Von D Tattoo Lock-it-in foundation. These foundations do not dry dewy, but have a matt finish. Dewy settling foundation tend to make your face look glossy and give it a healthy glow. Since I have oily skin a dewy foundation would worsen the effect and make my skin look wetter. If you have oil buildup it is best to go for a mattefying foundation, that quickly dries and leaves no shine.

-Always set your foundation with a powder! This is very important, because a powder finish sets the liquid foundation and makes it transfer resistant. This means your foundation wont come off if your face rubs up against anything such as your boyfriends face when you kiss, or your napkin when you wipe your mouth. On top of this, a powder finish will allow your makeup to stay where it is. If you don’t use one, in the summer, your makeup most likely will heat up as your sweat and tend to melt off your skin and look quite cakey. Using a loose or compressed powder and a kabuki brush will set the foundation and keep you looking matt and not shinny all day long! I like to use Cover girl powder compacts.

-Blotting sheets have become my savior! I like to use the Elf brand ones, they are only a $1. Blotting sheets are easy to store in your purse, and if you feel you are getting oily through out the day you can just take one out, and press onto parts of your face and abstract the oil, but not smudge the makeup underneath.

-Also, drink water and keep cool! The same air is hot and as it raises so wont your temperature. SO keep hydrated and in the cool air, or even wear a cute hat! This will keep you from sweating and having your makeup run down your checks!

-You can also try some refreshening toners, there are some out there that are pore minimizing an help reduce the affects of oil on your skin.

-Remember to wash your face at night and cleanse the oil off as well, as best as you can. Excess oil, makeup, and dirt can cause clogged pours and none of us want that, hello zits!

I hope that these tips help you out and gave yours some ideas on how to deal with oil crazed skin! If you have any more tips leave some below and tell me what you do to stop the oil. Thanks for reading and love always Pearlsnheels ❀