Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Instagram Lip Color Challenge with The Style and Beauty Doctor #TSABDLips

Hey Everyone!

If you're on Instagram then you already know about some of the month long challenges that go around, some happen to be fun and some happen to die down around mid month.  I still haven't found one that I could commit to everyday but that was until I came across Danielle from The Style and Beauty Doctor's post on her #TSABDLips challenge that I knew I had to participate.  Each day you have to upload a pic of you in a lip color and use the hashtag #TSABDLips.  At the end of the month if you've participated in each day then you have the chance to win a bag full of summer time beauty products.  I have every intention on participating and I thought it would be something fun for us all to do.  I'll be posting my picture later on in the day and I look forward to seeing some of your pictures! 

Here's the link to Danielle's blog post about her #TSABDLips challenge for July.  If you're not on Instagram she also has fun month long challenge for her Facebook family as well! 

Also, if you're not already, follow me on Instagram @jothisorthat  =)

June 2014 Hit List (Favorites)

Hey Everyone!

This month's favorites consist of skincare, lips, and a hair product that I've been looking for my entire life!  These items were in heavy rotation each day of June and I hope that you're able to find at least one that will work just as well for you as it did for me.  There are five products in total so let's begin.

First up we have MAC's Prep & Prime transparent finishing powder, PERFECT for setting undereye concealer and priming the face, yup, you read it right, PRIMING YOUR FACE!  I came across this technique while watching one Wayne Goss' beauty videos on how to make one's foundation last longer and stay matte.  The link to that video is found here, trust me, it'll save your life. You can find it for $25 at your local MAC store or on their website.

Next up we have an edge control that was first introduced to me via CurlBox founder, Myleik Teele, if you don't follow her on Instagram then you seriously need to, not only is she an entrepreneur but she's a well read woman, fashionable, and she knows what products just work for natural hair.  It is the Design Essentials sleek edge control, this happens to be one of the products she mentioned in one of her past posts and since then I knew I had to get my hands on it.  I've been using this product to tame my edges for about three months now and it is one of my favorites, not the best, but a favorite because my edges stay flat and it leaves no residue.  This comes in to a close second to my number one, Hick's edge control. The price ranges from $7.99 to $12, I purchased mine from the salon inside of a JCPenney.

Then there's the Target brand, Up & Up's eye makeup remover. Seriously, one of the best that I've tried and I have tried plenty.  Just dab a little of this product on a cotton pad and like magic all of your mascara, eyeshadaow, and eyeliner will glide off with ease.  Not tugging, no pulling, because we do not have time for it! It's only $5 at your local Target store.

Up next we have a night time facial moisturizer, you should know by now that I'm always on the hunt for a great facial moisturizer.  I remember trying this out last summer and then because I couldn't find it in stores anymore I stopped using it.  I finished the entire product and was definitely upset when I couldn't find it.  Fast forward one year and I found it online and here we are today.  I typically use this at night and in the morning I wake up with smooth skin.  This formulation is for oily/combo skin but there is also one available for dry/extra skin as well.  You can find this at your local drugstore for approximately $15.

And  finally, we have the famous Ruby Woo lipstick, I wore this nonstop last month because it's a quick and easy way to look put together without doing too much, even on days when I would relax.  It's easy, it's matte, and easy to find.  The only bad thing about this is the formula, IT'S SO DRY!  Exfoliating is a must, balm is a must, and a watchful eye is also a must so that your lips don't look cracked and chapped because you were too busy gnawing on that burger to realize your lips are now carrying remnants of that lunch.  LOL
You can find this at your local MAC store, counter or online for $16.

That's all for now, folks!  What were some of your favorites for the month of June?  Tell me in the comments!

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