{Sidekicks} April

April was another crazy month for me- full of dog sitting & vacation! But I had a great collection of sidekicks to help me get through the month! I also cut off about 4 inches of hair this month so I had to discover new products to help me style my new do. Living out of a make-up bag, you really do depend on only what you brought with you and most of those products have made it into my list this month! So lets get right into my sidekicks! Continue reading

{Sidekicks} March

March has come and gone. What a fun and crazy month! We have some spring weather here in Minnesota but those chilly winter days are still hanging on. I also got to celebrate my birthday this month which means freebies & new products to try! Check out my list of Birthday Freebies here, and lets get into my sidekicks! Continue reading

Sidekicks {February}

February was a great month! I got lots of new and great products that I can’t wait to share with you! Before I get to the products themselves- I just wanted to point out that this was a month full of finding companies and products that are giving back. Companies that give away some of their proceeds to charities of all kinds and products that are better for the environment and for myself. So with that out of the way lets get to the products! Continue reading

Sidekicks {January}

I can’t believe January has already come and gone! What a wild month. I have several favorites this month, so without further ado, lets get to my sidekicks for the month of January!

I was out of town for a weekend, as well as away dog sitting for a week so I was living off just what I packed with me. That makes it hard because if you end up not liking the shade of eyeliner or the mascara you brought is dried out. Living out of a makeup bag really makes your grateful to be back home ūüôā Continue reading

SideKicks {October}

As the month has come to a close, I like to look back at what make-up items became my go to items to help me get ready throughout the month. October was a fun month for me to play around with some make up! I had a few events that I got dolled up for, and to do that I had some new and some old sidekicks that helped me create the perfect look! Continue reading

July Sidekicks

Another month, another set of sidekicks. This month, although I have gotten lots of beauty samples, I didn’t get to use as many as I would have liked. I did however find new favorites and get to use some new products. So, without further ado let’s get started.

IMG_4306Eyes: Lately I have been using my Benefit they’re Real set from Sephora. Although they took a lot of getting used to, especially the rubber tipped eyeliner, I eventually got the hang of it, and think these will be great for my vacation in a few weeks. Check out my full review of these products here.

IMG_4335Face/Skincare: I haven’t been experimenting much with different skin care, just because of the business of summer, but one that I did try was from my Glossybox. I tried the Colion’s Bubbling Pore treatment. Let me tell you this was one of the most entertaining and unique face mask experiences I have ever had. The Blackhead O2 Bubble mask is exactly as it sounds, this mask bubbled and tingled just like drinking really carbonated drinks.

The second step, although I only used it for a few seconds due to an allergic reaction, really cooled down and soothed my skin after the bubble mask cleaned out all of my pores.

I did notice that I had clean and tight pores after using this treatment, however by the next day they were back to their usual self. I don’t know if it is worth the $31 retail price.

Lips: I have been loving my Too Faced Melted Matte Liquid Lipstick. I got my sample again from a Glossybox. This one was in the shade CHIHUAHUA, and I love wearing it out, to work, or even just for running errands. It is super light weight, and doesn’t dry out my lips.

 

Hair: With such a sensitive head, I have to be careful with what I use on my hair. Currently I am using Pantene Sheer Volume just the shampoo. It leaves my hair full of volume without the weight and doesn’t irritate my head when I use it every other wash.

 

What were your favorites this month? Did you have any products that stuck out and were made your “go-to’s”? Have you ever tried these products, or want to try them?

I’d love to hear your feedback! Until next months sidekicks- have a BEAUTY-full day!

June Sidekicks

Time to talk about my favorites again! I love this time of the month because I get to reflect back on the past month and think about what products really stood out to me, and made my life easier! June was full of great products, I had two new subscription boxes, a little Ulta Haul and got to test out new products! With out further ado here are my June favorites!

This month I discovered new products, come ones I have had for a while that became new favorites and some that have been talked about recently.

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Eye Shadow: I have been LOVING my ELF eyeshadow palette, Need it Nude. I had mentioned this in my ELF haul, but I have been finding so many combinations and looks with just this one set of shadows. I have been using my new ELF brushes that I got in the same haul, but they have been perfect for creating simple looks, smokey eyes, or glammed up looks too!

 

Eye Liner: This was one of my FREE birthday items that I got from Sephora, it is the IMG_4285mini Marc Jacobs black crayon liner. I recently started using crayons instead of liquid because I can get a softer look, and its easier to get close to my lash line with a crayon. This is a great true black color, and it stays on all day. It can be semi difficult to remove, it does take a good makeup remover to get it off.

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Mascara: I have definitely mentioned this mascara before, but I have been loving my Tarte- Lights Camara Lashes/Splashes mascara. I have a mini and a full sized in the waterproof and although its not the cheapest mascara, it is by far my favorite I have ever used. I love the way my lashes look when I use it, they are curled, thick, separated, and black, they are on point.

 

 

To get all of this make up off, I have still been loving my IMG_4283makeup remover from Grove Co. This one specifically is from the brand Alba Botanica. An organic and Free remover is one of the best I have found in a long time. This EXTREMELY gentle yet effective remover is tough on makeup but gentle on my eyes. It gets my waterproof make up off, and the toughest of eyeliners.

 

The last beauty item I have been loving is the new Secret ¬†Outlast 24 hour deodorant. An odd item to have on this list, I must admit but IMG_4287with the hot weather here this has been on of my top sidekicks! I have it in both the gel and the solid, and both in different scents but I love them both. The gel is great for when I wear black tank tops so I don’t get the white residue on the pit of my shirt. It dries clear but keeps me smelling great all day long. The solid is great for everyday wear!

My favorite scents are the solid Clean Lavender, and the gel Paris.

What were your favorites from this month? Did you have any of the same ones that I did? I’d love to hear if you have tried any of these and what your impression was! Do you have any beauty or makeup products you think I should try?

Have a BEAUTY-full day!