Biggest Bestie Beauty Bonanza Blowout Buying Sesh!

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One of my most beautiful girlfriends, Jessica, came in town to visit this weekend. She has flawless make up and really fun hairstyles all the time. Needless to say, she brings out the girly girl in me and introduces me to so many new and exciting beauty products. 

We went shopping on Wednesday without a list (danger, I know) and came home with some fantastic products that I’m loving. 

First, Victoria’s Secret is offering 75% a ton of their beauty stuff. I got a lip gloss for $3 and two lotions for $4 each. One of which has a slight tint to it with a subtle sparkle making my legs look flawless for date night!

[VS Hydrating Body Lotion in Starlit Wish. Smells insanely good!]

[VS Tinted Shimmer Lotion in Amber Romance]

[VS Color Lust Lip Lacquer second from left]

Next, I’ve been dying to try some BB Creams. I’ve watched a lot of reviews about the drug store options on YouTube, but haven’t been compelled to invest in my own. We dropped into Ulta though and asked the rep to test her favs out on me.

Tarte BB Cream on the far right.

[Tarte BB Cream on the far right]

I ended up with Tarte BB Cream in Medium. I have oily skin and get so annoyed when I leave the house with a perfectly set face only to have the oils start coming out before lunch time. I prefer light coverage, too, so I need something that will combat the oil, while keeping me looking natural. Tarte’s BB Cream has such an interesting feel to it…almost like powder. It covers great and is even buildable for a special night out. I don’t need to set with powder and it has an SPF of 30 saving me so many steps in the morning.

I also got some Wella Shampoo per Jessica’s recommendation. I got he “Enrich” formula that’s made for coarse hair and smells sooooo good!

[Wella Enrich Shampoo for Coarse Hair]

I used it the other night and added some Josie Maran Argon Oil that I got in my January Glam Bag.

[Josie Maran 100% Pure Argon Oil on the far right]

Without putting a flat iron through my hair, my ends looks so much smoother and silky. It was quite amazing. I’m sure that has more to do with the Argon Oil, but the Wella provided a nice foundation for the oils to absorb. Both products are going to be a regular part of my routine now.

Jessica also brought me some Mary Kay face cleansing products — face wash, moisturizer, day cream, night cream, and eye cream.

[Mary Kay Timewise 3-in-1 cleanser, age-fighting moisturizer, night solution, day solution. Not pictured: age-fighting eye cream]

I’ve started using all of them at night and I can tell a huge difference when I wake up in the morning. I look more awake and need less under eye concealer. The few zits I did have are all cleared up and my skin feels tighter and softer. Loving them especially cause they were a gift = free!

Finally, Jessica had gotten a tube of the Lancome Hypnose Drama Mascara.

[Lancome Hypnose Drama Mascara third from the left]

Needless to say she didn’t like how clumpy it was. So, she tossed it in my trash. I couldn’t let her just throw it away though knowing how expensive it was, so I grabbed it and promised myself I’d do it due diligence and try to get it to work for me or at least talk to someone at the Lancome counter about how to use it. Primer? Comb? Something’s gotta make it work cause so many people swear by it. 

I posted a picture to Instagram where I used the mascara. It definitely lengthens, but I’m not so sure about separating. And, the clumps were a pain to manage. 

Needless to say, I had a blast getting beautified with my bestie. 

What’s your favorite thing to do with your best friend? 

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