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Review - Matte Liquid Lipsticks From Ebay PLUS Mac Dupes!

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I have been keeping my eye out for matte liquid lipsticks that won't cost me a ton and will work well. Of course, everything in life is cheaper on Ebay so I ordered 5 lipsticks from one company to try out. They were a hit or miss combo. I feel that they come off easily near the inner part of my lips where saliva is. Also, the color is thin and needed multiple applications for good coverage. Some of the color were WILDLY off from the pics on the Ebay listings which was frustrating as well. Below is picture of each lipstick when on, as well as the link to where I purchased it from.


We will start with Lipstick 1. This was NOTHING like the picture on Ebay. The color was so off that I left feedback to reflect that. I looked like a chick from a 1980's flashback.... It's a very light hot pink color. I was not a fan. Also it did not go on very thick so it took several applications to get decent coverage.

You can find it on Ebay listed as color number 3.
Lipstick 2 was actually a p…

Review - July 2017 Birchbox

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Welcome to the July 2017 Birchbox review! We had some hiccups in our months for July and August which is why I am just now getting this review up. However, this is still a good way to get a look at what comes in a Birchbox month's subscription box, as well as seeing an actual review of the products. I don't find unveilings to be super helpful as they do just show you what's in it, not how they work. *AS A REMINDER, YOU CAN OFTEN FIND THESE PRODUCTS CHEAPER ON OTHER SITES. I HAVE AMAZON PRIME SO I SAVE A BUNCH OF MONEY AND DON'T PAY SHIPPING BY ORDERING THROUGH AMAZON. EBAY IS ANOTHER SITE TO CHECK AS THEY HAVE LISTINGS THAT CHANGE DAILY.*

So let's get started!

This month we received 5 products total. Occasionally Birchbox will send an extra sample, but they did not this month. To start with, we have Benefit Cosmetics the POREfessional Face Primer in a 0.25oz sample size. THIS STUFF IS AMAZING! I love it! I've already purchased a full size product because it is…

Review - Target August 2017 Beauty Box

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I like trying out monthly and quarterly box companies to see if they are all they are hyped to be. Plus I often get really awesome stuff in them that I love! I get to try out new companies and products for a low price. (^.^) I have discovered a lot of great companies just by getting these boxes, companies I had never heard of before.


Today I'm reviewing the Target August 2017 Beauty Box. I know a lot of people like to do box reveals as soon as they can find out what's in the box, but I like to take my time with the products in each box so I can actually review them for you. This way you get to see what kind of things you'll get in the box, as well as finding out how they work!
To start with, this box came with a 1.4fl oz sample bottle of Herbal Essences Bio-Renew Repair Shampoo. I tend to avoid chemical filled hair products, but I do keep these tiny bottles for camping trips and travel. This one smells pretty good and it cleans really well! I don't feel there is enoug…

Know When To Fold Em

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A lot has changed in the last month. My ex left a month ago. So much has gone on since then, most of it good. I've learned A LOT and I am thankful for each lesson. I feel like I can speak from such a different place now at a month than I could at a week.

First off - I am GLAD that it is over. As more time has passed, I've realized just how horrible of a human I was with. I cannot believe I stayed as long as I did. I think that people who are more empathetic and those who want to help others can often fall prey to people like that. You want to help them, love them, and take care of them - like puppy you rescue from the pound. The problem is that these are people who are content to be broken and damaged. THEY DO NOT WANT TO CHANGE. These are people who would rather suck the life, joy and love out of everyone around then rather than get help to be a better person. That's a pretty disturbing realization!

Some people cannot be helped or saved. Some people are just never going…

Review - Walmart 2017 Spring Beauty Box

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When I first discovered monthly boxes, I was excited by the idea of getting fun little packages in the mail every now and then. I started looking online and there are so many companies who do monthly or quarterly boxes of some sort! It was very hard to choose from, and there are so many I still want to try. I liked the idea of little beauty boxes with skincare, haircare, and makeup items in them. When I say Walmart had a quarterly/seasonal beauty box, I figured I'd try it out.

For $5 every 3 months you will receive a small box filled with a few sample size items. After using Birchbox for so long, I'm starting to lose my excitement for sample size products a bit. I do tend to like the full size items in the more costly boxes. Sample size it useful for trying out a product before you purchase full size, and for discovering products you love that you never would have known about!

In the Walmart Spring Beauty Box I received 9 samples. That's not bad for $5! Keep in mind, thes…

Recipe - Homemade Peppermint Castile Exfoliating Scrub

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This is seriously one of the easiest recipes I've made. I came up with this idea simply because I wanted to have a good exfoliating scrub to use in the shower but I am using up any products I have at home before I buy new ones. I had a bottle of Peppermint Castile Soap sitting under my counter that didn't have a use right now. I originally bought it to mix with vinegar for our homemade cleaning spray - until I discovered that castile soap and vinegar don't mix.....

We use other soaps for hand soap so I was left with a bottle that rarely got used. I ordered microdermabrasion crystals online a while ago to use with my face and body wash so I thought why not combine that with the castile soap for a homemade scrub!

The ingredients are only three things: An empty soap dispenser, a bottle of natural soap, and microdermabrasion crystals. I picked up my soap dispenser at Walmart for .88 cents. The Dr. Bronner's Peppermint Castile Soap you can find on Amazon. And the microder…

Review - Do and Discover Rock and Gem Dig Discovery Kids

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The last few weeks have been super busy in the Divine household! Little Divine went to summer camp at our local animal shelter for a week and she had a blast! Plus we just celebrated 4th of July here in America as well. I've been trying to get all caught up and back into a rhythm at home since they have ended.

One thing I like to do is have Little Divine work on projects of some sort during the week. During all of our moving, resettling, and moving again over the last year, we've ended up with a large collection of projects and activity kits that haven't been done. Now that the major events of the summer are over - with the exception of Little Divine's birthday - I feel we can get back into a little bit of a routine.

We have several dig kits for kits that involve excavation on a small scale. I think these kits are really fun because kids learn to do the work to unearth their treasures! (^.^) It brings a different level of excitement because it feels like a treasure hu…