Elizabeth Berry Admin by day, blogger by night. I live in Tampa, Florida with my amazing boyfriend and poodle pup.
Hibiscus = lighter Bordeaux
MOROCCANOIL - Color Depositing Mask I have tried this Hibiscus shade and the single use packets of the Bordeaux shade. I used to have some of my ends dyed a medium blonde so I figured this would work on the ends. That’s mainly where it shows since the rest of my hair is medium to dark brown. I think this is just a lighter version of the Bordeaux which is a deep red. I’ll probably purchase again in the other shade since it lasts longer. I like this because I keep the color for about 2 weeks depending on how often I wash my hair. It does stain my hands for 2 days and my robe so I would recommend washing your face and hands immediately and using a towel or robe since it seems to wash out in the machine well from those. I wish they would make more colors for darker hair but I like how this comes out. Definitely would recommend as it doesn’t damage your hair at all but get the Bordeaux shade if you want it to be more vibrant and last longer.
MOROCCANOIL-Color Depositing Mask
Damn Girl, why your brush so big?
I found the Too Face Damn Girl mascara to be ok but nothing to get excited about. I feel like I have average lashes with them as far as volume goes but I didn’t see much lengthening. However, it does seem to hold a curl better than mascaras with runny consistencies. It’s a drier formula so while it doesn’t run all over your face it still is messy which brings me to the main issue. Why is this brush so big?!? The formula itself wouldn’t be messy if it was applied with a smaller mascara wand. When I apply it is all over my lids and bottom lash line which exacerbated the dark circles if you don’t clean it up. This mascara requires a q-tip clean up every single time. This isn’t as big of deal when just wearing mascara and bare lids but it messes up my eyeshadow and liner so I have to redo it (yes I’ve tried applying mascara first and I get too much fallout on the lashes from eye shadow where it looks worse than cleaning up afterward). While I didn’t pay for this because it’s an add on trial size with a Sephora order, I’m rating it as if I did because I feel the formula is similar to lash paradise but the brush is too big which causes all the issues. Too Faced - Damn Girl! 24-Hour Mascara
Too Faced-Damn Girl! 24-Hour Mascara
Butt Sheet Mask 🍑
The Bawdy x Sephora Own it butt mask was a nice treat after working out and then sitting at my desk for my job for the rest of the day. It felt tingly on and made my butt feel smoother, hydrated, and slightly tighter when I took it off. My butt looks the same though. Definitely would say it’s a nice experience but not a must have since there’s no visual benefit. Also, the sheets weren’t big enough to completely cover my cheeks so it was a little harder to maneuver. I think they should make it bigger to fully cover butt cheeks. I’m not sure if regularly scheduled masks would give a better effect like toning but this felt luxe. Ok I feel like I’ve been talking about my butt a little too much so BYE. 🍑 SEPHORA COLLECTION - Own it Butt Sheet Mask Balancing + Purifying
SEPHORA COLLECTION-Own it Butt Sheet Mask Balancing + Purifying
Broke me out in painful whiteheads
I got this trial size as a 100 point reward with a purchase at Sephora. I was hoping it will help with some sunspots and an acne scar on my face. I followed the directions by applying a thin layer to cleansed skin. I thought it was weird to not spot treat but did it anyway. Welp, I broke out into painful acne all over my face. Some were red and under the skin but a few were nasty white heads. The whiteheads hurt so I stopped using this and just put up. Since I stopped using it and acne healed up; I went back to my cica sleeping mask and now my skin is pretty much back to normal. I wasn’t able to use it more than 3 times so I’m not sure if it helps fade dark spots but it’s not worth getting painful acne on my face. I am thinking of trying it on my body where I have scars but still nervous if it will cause me to break out. I don’t recommend using this on your face if you are acne prone at all. Murad - Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum
Murad-Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum
Fresh daily fragrance
I love the Lancôme Idôle fragrance because it’s so fresh! This is a tiny trial size that I got from Sephora for 250 points. I like having lots of perfume options so I’ve been using my points on trial or travel sizes. I’ll be honest, I suck at explaining scents but this is one I’m grab for on a daily basis because it’s not over powering to work from the home office. I think it has jasmine and rose are the notes that stand out to me the most and I seem to love jasmine in almost all of my fragrances. Either way this is a good scent to pick up if it’s available with your points. LANCÔME - Idôle Eau de Parfum
LANCÔME-Idôle Eau de Parfum
Secret Sunscreen for Acne Prone Skin
The Krave the Beet Shield is not marketed as a sunscreen since the sunscreen ingredients aren’t approved by the FDA but are approved in South Korea. The formula is the same as the Krave Beet the Heat SPF 47 sold in Korea though. I was a little apprehensive to try because of the labeling issue BUT I’m happy I did because the formula doesn’t break me out and isn’t greasy! It is a thin lotion and applies with no white caste and a natural finish. It is not matte, but it could definitely be worn under makeup. There isn’t any fragrance or at least none that I can detect. I have used it running, by the pool, and at the beach and haven’t been burned where I used it. I do have a medium to medium deep skin tone so I can’t say how it works in fairer skin than mine. Compared to the Coola sun drops, this is a little thicker and doesn’t leave your face as shiny as the Coola. It is less expensive too so I will be repurchasing. Just wish they had a bigger bottle! Krave - The Beet Shield
Krave-The Beet Shield
HAIR SCARF STYLES 🌺••🌺
HAIR SCARF STYLES 🌺••🌺I get tired of my hair sometimes and try to change it up by using a scarf as an accessory. There’s many ways to tie a scarf, these are just a few!
Eye Cream that’s Not BS
I have spent years trying every eye cream and serum at every price point, searching for one that would put a noticeable dent in my dark circles, emerging crows feet, and defined creases under my lash lines. Nothing seemed to work, not even kind of. When I asked my dermatologist if all eye creams were just bullshit she laughed and said yes, they’re mostly just over priced moisturizer... except for the one she personally uses: A.G.E. Eye Complex by SkinCeuticals. Naturally I picked some up to try, excited to claim that yet another eye cream was a disappointment. Y’all. On the first day of use, I noticed my dark circles had diminished slightly. By two weeks, they had faded to a point where I no longer needed concealer to cover them up, just a little matte powder. My second problem area, wrinkles, also seemed to have leveled out a bit. While not totally gone, they seem to be almost airbrushed out at the edges and my defined crease has lost a little length at the ends. Can’t wait to see how this continues to progress. As a side benefit, wherever this spread down onto my cheeks the pores seem to have tightened up a bit. Also, my eyelids which are just starting to get a bit crepe-y seemed to tighten up a bit as well! True to SkinCeuticals form, this luxy textured, noticeably effective cream is not for the faint of wallet. But if you’re looking for something that actually does what it says it does, it’s worth a try! It made a believer out of me! Official verdict: not bullshit!
SKINCEUTICALS-A.G.E. Eye Complex for Dark Circles
Are you applying your sunscreen correctly?
Did you know 90% of how your skin ages is directly in your control. That’s because aging is linked to sun exposure and how you protect your skin from the sun. A common question I get asked all the time is, “what is the number 1 anti-aging product?” To that I have one reply, SUNSCREEN! What is even more important is applying an adequate amount and re- applying sunscreen through the day. So what is a good amount to be fully protected? A quarter sized amount is good for the face and neck, or as long as you can spread a thin layer covering every part of the face and neck. You need 1oz for your whole body. Sunscreen should be re- applied every 2 hours if directly exposed to the sun. Sunscreen should be applied everyday rain or shine, and indoors as well. Sunscreen is the most effective anti- aging product on this planet. So let me ask you, Did you wear your SPF today? My personal favorite sunscreen elta md SKINCARE - UV Clear Broad Spectrum SPF 46 I use the medium tint and it adds the most beautiful glow to your skin and has no white cast. This sunscreen is perfect for acne-prone, sensitive skin types.
elta md SKINCARE-UV Clear Broad Spectrum SPF 46
Easiest At Home Wax Kit 🐳
Waxing my legs is something I’ve loved to do myself since I graduated esthetics school. I’ve always hated shaving and the “strawberry leg” effect it can leave behind. I wanted to thank Flamingo for sending me their Women’s Body Wax Kit and Women’s Face Wax Kit. The flamingo - BODY WAX KIT retails for $9.99 and can be found at Target. The body kit includes 24 strips and 6 post wax clothes. I used to be the biggest fan of using hard wax in the past but this may have made me a converter. The way Flamingo packaged the strips made them mess free, easy to use, and effective. I’ve used soft wax in the past and I’ve never gotten a clean pull until this. Flamingo includes instructions within the packaging to not only explain the product, tell you how to apply it (I recommend an esthetician YouTube as well if you’ve never been trained on how to use soft wax as you can rip the skin if you’re not careful), and aftercare. When I used these I prepped my leg with a pre wax cleanser I already had. Then all you need to do is slowly pull apart the strip (one strip when pulled apart gives you two uses) and set one aside. Then you need to look at the direction of your hair growth. You’re going to want to apply the strip carefully at one end in the direction of the growth and smooth it down. Next, the fun part. 😉 You take the strip and pull in the opposite direction of the hair growth. From personal experience I’ve found a quick, swift, and as close to the leg as possible pull yields the most effective and least painful results. I also want to take the time to tell you with soft wax you only have one go. Please never go over the same patch with a strip twice. I also noticed that if I missed a little patch of hair in between placing strips I could carefully take the end of one strip and apply just a tiny bit of it to clean up the area gently. I was able to wax both my calves with 6 full strips so one pack of the body waxing kit will last me two full waxing sessions. Something I wish Flamingo included in the kit was a soothing aloe packet. I had aloe and lotion at home but it would be nice in the future if it was included in the pack. I would completely purchase this in the future and would recommend to anyone looking the wax there legs at home. I just encourage everyone to do research and learn how to wax properly before you use the kit.
flamingo-BODY WAX KIT
What are thoooose?!?? Exfoliation for your feet!
Have you ever heard of Baby Foot - Original Exfoliant Foot Peel?? I first heard of this when I was in high school (many years ago..) and tried it out as a joke and was SHOCKED. Baby Foot is a exfoliation mask for your feet. You soak your feet in these cute little booties filled with chemical exfoliant that instigates the cell turnover for your dead skin cells at the bottom of your feet and causes it to peel off. This is only my second time trying and I’m excited to see the results!! It looks quite gruesome and gross in the week it takes to start peeling but it reveals a whole new, fresh layer of skin for those who may have calloused, rough skin on the bottom of their feet! Where to buy: You can find it Target, Amazon, Ulta! How to use: You’re meant to clean your feet and put on these plastic booties and close it with the tape provided.. You leave the booties on for one hour and throughout the next week, you will come across some nassssty peeling. I personally can’t wait ✨😝 Tips I recommend trying these after taking a long shower or bath. Soaking your feet beforehand will yield better results Use the tape to close the gaps..and THEN put on a pair of socks on top. This will ensure that the booties fit snuggly to your feet since they’re quite large to accommodate all sizes. Don’t try to walk around in these. It’s super slippery due to the product and you don’t wanna fall and hurt yourself while using a foot mask!! Your feet may heat up and become quite warm. This is happening to me right now since I’m foot masking as I type this out and my feet are very toasty. Once you start peeling, try not to wear open toed shoes, unless you want people to see your peeling feet 😖🥴 I will share my experience a week from now. Check in with me then to see my final thoughts 😌
Baby Foot-Original Exfoliant Foot Peel