Kylie Cosmetics The Blue Honey Palette

May 27, 2019 | Beauty, Kylie Cosmetics | 3 Comments »


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Kylie Cosmetics The Blue Honey Palette

Kylie Cosmetics The Blue Honey Palette

Kylie Cosmetics The Blue Honey Palette

Kylie Cosmetics The Blue Honey Palette

Kylie Cosmetics The Blue Honey Palette

Swatches: Raw, Buzz Off, Sweet Like Honey, Bumble

Kylie Cosmetics The Blue Honey Palette

Swatches: Blue Honey, Royal Jelly, Busy Bee, Sweet Thing, Honey Moon

Are y’all sick of my Kylie Cosmetics posts yet? I only had 3 products to share so this is the last of it. I couldn’t resist The Blue Honey Palette. Those teal shades are gorgeous! This palette was a must have for me.

The Kylie Cosmetics Blue Honey Palette contains 9 eyeshadows. For a small palette it sure does have a nice combination of metallics and mattes including a nice base shade. It always surprises me when a palette doesn’t contain one. I know I have so many in other palettes, but it’s nice to be able to create a full look using just the one palette. No need to reach for another. I’m especially digging the shade Royal Jelly which is a pretty metallic teal with gold duochrome. I only hope my swatch does it justice.

The shadows are all nicely pigmented. They applied and blended beautifully! I love pairing Blue Honey and Royal Jelly together. In fact for my look I applied Blue Honey on my lid and layered Royal Jelly on top. I really love how it turned out. You can see my look below.

Kylie Cosmetics The Blue Honey Palette

Overall, I have to say it’s a cute palette. It even contains a few unique shades that I didn’t already have in my collection.

Have you tried The Blue Honey Palette? I feel like this will be a fun palette to use this Summer.

Info

Product: Kylie Cosmetics The Blue Honey Palette
Price: $42.00
Purchase: kyliecosmetics.com

Kylie Cosmetics The Valentine Palette

May 20, 2019 | Beauty, Kylie Cosmetics | 4 Comments »


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Kylie Cosmetics The Valentine Palette

Kylie Cosmetics The Valentine Palette

Kylie Cosmetics The Valentine Palette

Kylie Cosmetics The Valentine Palette

Kylie Cosmetics The Valentine Palette

Swatches: Heartthrob, Blush, Be Mine, Romance, Kinda Classy, Love Bug

Kylie Cosmetics The Valentine Palette

Swatches: Princess, Pink Problems, February, Kandy Heart, First Date, Admirer

When I saw this palette I thought to myself ‘I have to have it!’ When I finally got my hands on it I have to admit I wasn’t that impressed. The outer box was a glitter fest. The glitter transferred to the outer packaging of the palette. It was a little messy. I tossed the outer box and wiped down the palette and got to swatching. I wasn’t impressed with the swatches either. The top row swatched beautifully! The bottom row was just ok. I was ready to write this one off as a dud. That is until I sat down to create a look.

The Kylie Cosmetics Valentine Palette contains 12 eyeshadows. The top row contains some very pigmented metallics with the mattes on the bottom. Those mattes really needed to be built up. And as you can tell they just didn’t swatch well. Well, some of them anyway. I was really worried. While creating my look I found that the shadows applied and blended so much nicer on the lid. Some shades still needed to be built up, but they built up nicely. You can see a look I created with the Kylie Cosmetics Valentine Palette below.

Kylie Cosmetics The Valentine Palette

I loved the Take Me On Vacation Palette so much. It’s a palette I still reach for today. I was hoping the Valentine Palette would join Take Me On Vacation in my most reached for drawer. And it has. None of the shades are unique. Kandy Heart and First Date do stand out and are very pretty shades. But most of us probably have each and every one of these shades in other palettes. So if you didn’t get your hands on this one it’s really no biggie. But it is a super cute palette and I ended up loving it.

Did you purchase anything from the Kylie Cosmetics Valentine Collection?

Info

Product: Kylie Cosmetics The Valentine Palette
Price: $45.00
Purchase: SOLD OUT (Sorry)

My top CBD picks

May 13, 2019 | Lifestyle | 4 Comments »


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My top CBD picks

A while back I promised I would write up a list of some of my favorite CBD products and where you can find them. For those of you who don’t know, CBD or cannabidiol is a compound from the cannabis sativa plant. In states where it is legal you can purchase CBD that contains THC. However, the CBD products I purchase and mention on my blog and social media DO NOT contain THC. So it is non-psychoactive. It comes in many forms including edibles, topicals, supplements, and apparently you can even smoke it. If that’s your thing. People from all walks of life have turned to CBD to help with a number of things. I’m not going to list them and make a bunch of claims, but feel free to look it up. It is said to help with so many things. I personally use it to help with anxiety and diet related issues since it’s an anti-inflammatory. It leaves me feeling relaxed and calm. Almost sleepy. I don’t feel the urge to lay down and take a nap or anything. I can still do my day-to-day tasks. I just don’t walk around doing them feeling tense like usual. I also find that it helps with some aches and pains. It truly relaxes me in so many ways.

Like with any supplements or medication, you have to decide what is best for you. This includes dosage. Sometimes you have to adjust as you go. When I first started experimenting I started pretty small. I started with 10 MG edibles and would adjust to fit my needs. Below are the products I currently use including dosage and pricing.

Bath By Bex CBD Bath Bombs

Bath Bombs
Of course I had to start off with my absolute favorite CBD product. Bath bombs! My two favorites are Bath By Bex and Life Flower Care. I love beeZbeeCBD products, but their bath bombs did nothing for me. The Bath By Bex and Life Flower Care bath bombs are the most relaxing bath bombs ever! They relax my muscles and soothe aches and pains and even put me to sleep. I’ve seriously fallen asleep in the tub a few times. They are that relaxing! Click the links below to read more in-depth reviews. Bath By Bex allows you to pick your own MG of CBD. I find that 25 MG works nicely for me on so/so days. On days where I need more relaxation or if I’m in any kind of pain, the 50 MG works wonders.

Review: Bath By Bex
Review: Life Flower Care

Edibles
I like edibles for on the go. I always keep one in my handbag for emergencies. They come in handy for long car rides or super crowded places. The two things that usually trigger my anxiety. Green Roads used to make these delicious little gummy men that contained CBD and melatonin. They used to help any time I couldn’t sleep. And they were so tasty! Unfortunately they stopped making them and replaced them with the Sleepy Z’s. It’s definitely not the same, but just as relaxing. beeZbeeCBD make some of the best edibles and they’re probably the only ones I buy now. These are my go-tos.

beeZbeeCBD Caramels

beeZbeeCBD Caramels (30 MG) – $45.95
The caramels are on the sweet side. They taste like a regular caramel. They’re very good and super relaxing.

beeZbeeCBD Terp Pop
beeZbeeCBD Terp Pop

beeZbeeCBD Terp Pop (10 MG) – $9.95
The terp pops definitely take some getting used to. The terpenes have a very Earthy kind of taste. However, I feel like these calm me down more than the 30 MG caramels. Because of that I have learned to appreciate the taste. It’s not awful, but it’s definitely different.

Oils
I don’t like to consume the edibles daily because I don’t want to waste my sugar and calories on candy. So I tuck them away for emergencies. For daily use I like the Green Roads CBD Oil. For these you just drop a dropper-full under your tongue and let it sit there for about 30 seconds before swallowing. It’s a little funky, but it’s not awful. It could taste worse. Believe me. Thankfully the taste doesn’t linger and you can just drink some water afterward. These oils also work nicely in tea. A half of a dropper makes for a nice relaxing drink.

Green Roads CBD Oil (100 MG) – $26.99
A whole dropper of the 100 MG bottle is 7 MG of CBD. This is perfect for me during the morning to start my day.

Green Roads CBD Oil (250 MG) – $45.99
A whole dropper of the 250 MG bottle is 17 MG of CBD. I usually reach for this one before bed. It’s the perfect dose to help me sleep on those difficult nights.

Topicals
There are so many options I don’t even know where to begin. So in no particular order here are the topicals I use regularly.

Life Flower Care Anxiety Elixir

Life Flower Care Anxiety Elixir (100 MG) – $30.00
These little roller balls are so pretty! You can roll it on your temples, wrists, or feet. I usually apply it on my wrists and chest before bed. Breathing in the herbs and oils really relaxes me and helps me to sleep better.

CBD Daily Intensive Cream (60 MG) – $25.99
I have a bad habit of sleeping like an animal and waking up with either back or neck pain. I hate applying anything that smells funky on me so those over the counter pain creams are a hard pass. I have no issues applying this cream though. It has a similar minty scent, but it’s not that bad and it’s not greasy. It has a nice cooling sensation and really helps with tension and pain. I’ve spotted this cream at the mall. If you see it, get it! You’ll love it.

beeZbeeCBD Lip Balm

beeZbeeCBD Lip Balm (20 MG) – $5.95
So this one might be a little gimmicky, but I couldn’t resist. I had to try it. The blue raspberry smells so good! I was actually surprised by this lip balm. Not only did it smell amazing, but it was very moisturizing. I’m not sure if I got any of the benefits of the CBD, but it’s definitely one of the better lip balms I’ve tried. My IT Cosmetics is still number one, but this is easily top 5.

Derma Thereal Overnight Rejuvenation Cream (20 MG) – $36.00
I’ve been wanting to try some CBD skincare ever since I started experimenting with CBD. I was curious as to how it would affect my rosacea. I picked up the Derma Thereal Overnight Rejuvenation Cream at my local CBD Kratom Shop. They have such a pretty display of their CBD skincare products. I’ll have to see if they’ll let me snap a quick photo. Anyway, the overnight cream seemed like a really nice place to start. I usually apply it after my medicated cream. I’ve been using it for almost 3 months now. My skin used to be so dry because of the medicated cream. After applying the overnight cream for the past 3 months, my skin is so hydrated and smooth. I do still have redness, but that’s due to the broken capillaries. Otherwise my skin is pretty even. I absolutely love this cream and I totally plan to repurchase it.

There’s only 20 MG of CBD per 1 oz jar and I was a little skeptical. I wasn’t even sure I would have enough product to last a month. But a little goes a long way. And here I am on the 3rd month and still have 1/3 of a jar left! The texture is so light and airy. It glides onto the skin and spreads out beautifully. It has a soft almost powdery scent. It feels so lightweight and that’s even layered on top of my medicated cream. Come morning my skin is so soft and smooth. I swear my skin glows now! This is a beautiful overnight cream.

Life Flower Care Patchouli + Rose Body Wash

Life Flower Care Patchouli + Rose Body Wash (100 MG) – $26.00
I wasn’t sure how I was going to feel about the patchouli, but the rose was calling my name. Surprisingly it smells very nice and not at all overwhelming. It’s pretty balanced and makes for a relaxing body wash. It pumps out pretty watery, but once you rub your hands together it lathers up nicely. They claim the essential oils help boost your mood and even helps soothe certain skin conditions. I’m not sure if that worked into my head or what, but I did find it to be uplifting yet super relaxing. It’s a wonderful body wash and I’ll definitely repurchase it.

I’d like to note that the MG might be confusing because some packaging displays total MG per package rather than dosage. I tried to make it less confusing by listing the MG per dosage rather than the MG per package.

There you have it! These are the CBD products I use regularly. Of course I still try new things here and there. I’ll take notes any time I find a new favorite. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask. I’m not a professional, but I do feel comfortable sharing what I know. I’ve done my research and I highly suggest you do the same before diving in. Always make sure you purchase from reputable companies as some places are known to use other chemicals and then label it as CBD.

Have you heard of any of these products?

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