Vintage Cosmetic Company Review

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The Vintage Cosmetic Company sent me a lovely set of their makeup tools to review for you! This company just premiered in the United States and can be found at Ulta or on their website, here.

They sent me an Eyelash Curler, a Blemish Remover, Tweezers, a Mini Manicure Kit, and a Blending Sponge. All of the products come in this cute, vintage-looking packaging and the metal is a rose-gold, when applicable.

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The blemish remover is double-ended so there are two sides to it – perfect for getting the right size for your zits! :Dvintage-cosmetic-company-blemish-wand

The blending sponge is latex free and infused with vitamin E. It is super thick which means the foundation sits on top of the sponge rather than soaking in. I found this to be really nice, especially since I’ve been using hecka expensive foundation lately. (But so, so worth it!)vintage-cosmetic-company-blending-sponge

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The eyelash curler is a gorgeous rose gold. It’s lightweight which was a change for me compared to my previous curler which is more heavy-duty. This one curled my lashes just as well, though, and even comes with a few replacement heads for the rubber part!  vintage-cosmetic-company-eyelash-curler

Would you believe me if I told you that I’ve never carried around an emergency nail kit??? Yep, that’s right. I’m that girl who goes around desperately asking coworkers for tools when a nail breaks. You’d think I would have learned my lesson by now, but I haven’t. Therefore, I’m extremely grateful for this! :) Especially since the cuticle pusher is one of my favorite I’ve ever tried! vintage-cosmetic-company-manicure-purse

Tweezers! Every girl needs tweezers. Heck, even every guy. My husband is stealing mine all the time! These are nice and sharp so you can get those ultra fine, pesky hairs. You know the ones.vintage-cosmetic-company-tweezers

Thanks again to the Vintage Cosmetic Company for sending these fun items my way! Make sure you look for them next time you’re in Ulta! Or, if you can’t wait that long, head over to their website here!

Anchors Nail Art

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It’s getting warm so it’s the perfect weather for spending time on and around the water. But don’t get swept away by the currents! This anchor nail art will keep you nice a stable. :)Fun fact: When I was little, my parents always warned me about the “under toe.” (The current that goes the opposite direction and can suck you out to the ocean.) However, I thought they said “under TOAD” and I was petrified of these little toads grabbing my feet and kidnapping me.

Anyway…this mani starts with two coats of Zoya River from the Wanderlust Collection. The stamping polish is Konad White and the design is from the wonderful It Girl IG119

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Rimmel Magnif’Eyes Shadow Palette

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Rimmel sent me their Magnif’Eyes Shadow Palette to review for you. When I first swatched the colors on my arm, I was concerned about the color payoff. However, once I started doing some eye looks with it, I really loved it. I’ve actually been wearing a look from this palette every day for like a month! It’s my go-to palette now! :O

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I found that the colors in the Rimmel Magnif’Eyes Palette blend really well. I was able to do some of my favorite eye looks that I normally do with a high-end palette with similar shades.rimmel-magnif'eyes-palette-review rimmel-eyeshadow

I would 100% without a doubt recommend this palette. Each color is totally wearable and there are countless looks you could create with the colors. If you follow me on Instagram, pretty much any selfie posted in the last month has been with this palette.

Let me know what you think of this palette in the comments!

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If you’ve been wondering what it’s like behind the scenes of SeneGence, then this event is for you! NO PRESSURE. You can just sit back and lurk, or you can participate as much as you want.

On June 29th, my SeneGence team is hosting this event in a private Facebook group. To get invited, send me a message and I’ll see about getting you added to the group.

Nail Hugs Video Demo

I saw a Facebook ad for Nail Hugs and my curiosity was highly intrigued. It looked like a mix between water decals and nail decals (like Jamberry.) Obviously, I had to buy some to try them out!

Here’s my video on how to use them.

After trying these for the first time, I ended up buying a bunch more packs. Each pack can be at least 2-3++ full manicures depending on how you cut the decals.

10/10 would recommend.

Wonder Woman Nail Art Tutorial

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I have a tutorial video for you today! :O I have recently become obsessed with Wonder Woman. Yes, I know it’s super trendy right now but I couldn’t help myself. I went and saw the movie on opening weekend and fell in love. IN LOVE. So now I’m reading all the comics, watching the old TV show, and reading comics about the comics.

Obviously, I had to do some Wonder Woman nail art!

Items used:

  • Kokie Atlantis at Last
  • OPI Have You Met My Decorator
  • It Girl Alabaster
  • It Girl Plate IG120

And now for the tutorial video!

 

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SeneGence Sunday: Why I Joined SeneGence

All the advice I get about selling is to tell people your ‘why.’ The “Why are you doing this?” I joined SeneGence last October and I’ve never talked about my “why” because I assumed that nobody cared.

Then, I had a realization the other day….

who am *I* to decide what *you* care about?

So I made this video…

If anything about what I said resonated with you, drop me a comment to tell me what you think!

Hawaiian Nail Art

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It’s a little-known fact that yellow and orange are my least favorite colors. And yet….and yet….I really love today’s Hawaiian nail art. I started with two coats of Zoya Sawyer (from the Wanderlust collection), I used It Girl Pomelo, and a design from an It Girl stamping plate.

Something about this mani is really working for me. I hope you like it, too!

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Zoya Wanderlust 2017

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Today I’m going to show you the Zoya Wanderlust collection. This is a collection of 12 polishes with creme and shimmer finishes. While the colors in this collection are pretty (except for the greens…) you really don’t need to buy all 12. There are a lot of very, very similar colors in this collection. It’s basically a collection of mostly pink with a couple greens thrown in. Sorry, Zoya! This isn’t your best work. L\

Zoya Journey

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Zoya Scout (I seriously hate this color. The formula was nice, but I can’t get over how much I hate this green.)zoya-scout-swatch zoya-scout

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Zoya Winnie

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Zoya River. This is probably the standout in the collection. It’s a gorgeous shimmery blue that isn’t like any of the other colors in the collection!

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Zoya Sawyer

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Zoya Arbor…not as bad as Scout but definitely not a cute look for me.zoya-arbor zoya-arbor-swatch

Zoya Mandy

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Zoya Byrdie

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Byrdie is probably my favorite besides River, despite the stupid name. (Oh man. I’m being really hard on Zoya today!)

Weigh-In Wednesday: June 14, 2017

I bet you thought I wasn’t going to post today…didn’t you?! Didn’t you?! Sheesh. Way to have faith in me. Oh wait. I totally ghosted you for like a whole month or something. No wonder you thought I was going to do it again! Well, no such luck. I’m here again and reporting for duty. (hehehehe. Doody.)

I lost a half pound this week so now I’m officially back at where I was when I ghosted you. Does that make me no longer a ghost???

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This week I’m re-committed to getting my step count on FitBit up toward 10,000. I’ve been around 6-7,000 the past few weeks but getting to 10,000 is when I really start to notice a difference in how I feel.

I  cooked dinner last night for the first time in….forever! I loathe cooking. And not in a silly, “hey I don’t like cooking” kind of way but in a physical, gut-wrenching, OMG I fffffing hate this kind of way. But, I managed to chop an onion without dying. Although, I did cry a little.

Apparently, we’re cooking again tonight. And by “we” I obviously mean ME because while I love my hubby very much….his kitchen skills are not so great. I know he doesn’t read my blog, but even if he did, this is something I’d totally say to his face, anyway. :)

Here’s an example of his cooking skill level…

He was making himself a box of Kraft Macaroni and Cheese. Probably the easiest thing to “cook” on the face of the planet. He finished up, served himself a bowl and asked me why it was so watery. When I asked how much milk he put in, he said, “I’m supposed to measure things like that?” So, needless to say, if I don’t want to die of starvation or food poisoning, I take on the traditional gender role of making the food!

Pixi Peel and Polish Review + Giveaway!

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Pixi sent me their Peel & Polish product to review for you. But wait! The best part is they sent me THREE which means I get to give two away!! :O :O :O

Make sure to scroll down past the review and enter to win!

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The Pixi Peel & Polish is an enzyme peel that resurfaces your skin for a smoother, softer, and healthy looking glow.

I used this in the shower after my normal facewash. It is quite gentle and my skin felt really soft afterward.

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The Pixi Peel & Polish contains sugar cane extract (for exfoliating), lactic acid (for balancing and softening), and papaya fruit extract (for tone and texture).pixi-peel-and-polish-giveaway

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Blue and Green Nail Art

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Today’s nail art starts with China Glaze All Glamed Up which I got as a press sample from the Summer Reign collection. For the stamping, I used It Girl Sky and a design from It Girl Plate IG117.

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Pixi Glow Getters Review

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Pixi sent me their Glow Getters trio to review for you. This set comes with the Glow Mud Cleanser, Glow Tonic, and Overnight Glow Serum.

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The Pixi Mud Cleanser definitely does an excellent job at cleaning my face. It has little scratchy particles in it that exfoliate and help remove makeup. My skin felt clean and fresh after washing with this cleanser.

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The Glow Tonic To-Go comes on pre-soaked cotton pads. This step is like a toner. Honestly, I’m not totally sure exactly what it’s doing but I can tell you that it feels a bit tingly. Not in a bad way. More like in an acne medication sort of way. This tonic is a little strong for my sensitive skin so I only use it 2-3 times a week and not every day. pixi-glow-tonic

The Pixi Glow serum is a thickish, clear liquid. It feels very soothing on my skin. I still use my moisturizer after this because I have such dry skin. This refreshes my skin after the two previous steps and rehydrates it.pixi-glow-serum

This is a fun little trio and since I’ve been blogging for Pixi, I’ve been really impressed with their skincare offerings. I know I’ve seen them in Target and I’m sure it’s available online. In fact, let me do you a #lazybetty and just drop my Amazon referral link here. It’s all set to go pre-searched for these products. You. Are. Welcome. ;) http://amzn.to/2r5gARD

On an unrelated note, in my latest Instagram video, I explain Three Ways You Can Get A FREE LIPSENSE STARTER KIT. So before you go, make sure to watch this short video!

 

Feature Friday: SeneGence Self-Bronzing Coconut Milk

Today’s featured product is the SeneGence Self-Bronzing Coconut Milk! I secretly identify as a vampire which means that I do not like the sun. I like gray, cloudy days! Some people think I’m crazy, but all I’m going say is that the rain doesn’t burn my skin, give me a headache, or give me a stomachache!

That being said, I also don’t want to stand against a white wall and completely blend in. I may be a vampire, but I’m a vain vampire. (Order yours here.)

This is where SeneGence Self-Bronzing Coconut Milk comes in. This spray is amazing at adding 2-3 shades of color to your natural skin tone. The best part is that it doesn’t turn orange! I’ve tried a ton of bronzers and with how pasty white my skin is, a lot of them make me look like I should be starring in some sort of “Housewives” show.  Or, based on the skin tone, they make me look like *I* could be president someday.

NOT the SeneGence Self-Bronzing Coconut Milk! It warms up the look of my skin nicely and it also fades nicely! This coconut milk is the perfect addition to the #lazybetty lifestyle. No need to go fake bake to get that fun, healthy tan!

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But wait! There’s more!

The Bronzing Coconut Milk also has our patented SenePlex Complex which means that your skin will look younger and healthier! :O You really couldn’t ask for a better tanning spray. Order yours here.

Yours truly,

Lazy Betty

Weigh-In Wednesday: Week I-Don’t-Know

Hi. So this is awkward. It’s been a while since I posted a Weigh-In Wednesday update. As a general rule, when someone ghosts about their weight loss, it’s not a good sign. I am no exception! I fell off the wagon! :O Yes, yes. I know it’s so soon! There are lots of factors. Some of them are excuses and some of them are reasons.

I’m not sure how much to really say in this post. I don’t know how much of my ‘inner workings’ I want to be public, on the internet. Plus, my mom reads these posts. LOL. (And this is the ONLY post topic she reads on mine. Hi, mom! Love you!)

Since my last post, I have gained a 1/2 pound. Not super bad, but definitely not good, either!

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I have some added stress in my life that is making this whole “self-improvement” thing hard. It’s nothing out of the usual – work stuff, life stuff, girly stuff. I think right now, the major contributing factor of my struggle is my depression. I don’t think I’ve ever talked about it on my blog before…so…surprise! I’m medicated daily! LOL.

What this means is there are some days where just doing the basic routine is difficult. To try and explain what it feels like…it literally feels like my veins have solid lead in them. It’s this bizarre feeling of being weighed down…but there is nothing there. Nothing happened. Nothing is wrong. My body just literally is feeling the weight of its own world. Have you ever been under a weighted blanket? Or walked around with ankle weights on? It’s kinda like that. You can move but it’s so much harder.

Not surprisingly, trying to tell yourself to ‘snap out of it’ does not work. I read a super analogy the other day. When someone needs prescription glasses, nobody tells them to just ‘try harder’ or ‘snap out of it’ or ask them ‘what’s wrong? Did something happen?’ No. They just need glasses to experience the world like the average person. That’s a great analogy for mental health problems. I need Prozac to help me experience the world in a more normal way. It just doesn’t seem to work every day. :\

So there you have it. The real secret to my struggles. Fair warning: If anyone says that exercise cures depression, I will go fucking postal. Even when I was walking 5 miles per day, I still needed Prozac. (That would be the 2012 picture in the collage.) I’m aware of the benefits of exercise. K. Thanks!