TNT (Try New Things) Series: August

I’ve blogged a few times about new products that I’ve tried and I figured I would make it a series. Since I try new things all the time, I will plan on making this a monthly thing. Welcome to my new series TNT (Try New Things) The recent product use review. There are so many products out there just waiting for me to try and I can’t wait to keep discovering them. This round I only have a few new products so keep reading to find out. Heads up for next month I will be reviewing the Jaclyn Hill palette. Since I got mine in the 3rd restock I haven’t had as much time to play with it as I would like before I review it.

First up is the Maybelline Dream Brightening Creamy Concealer. I was hearing and reading good reviews on this product and I like that it is in a stick form. I picked mine up at my IMG_1273local Target. Maybelline is my favorite drug store brand so I figured this would be amazing. There are 6 different shades of this concealer. I applied this after my foundation, per usual, and before setting powder. I placed this under my eyes, bridge of my nose, cupids bow and forehead. I attempted to blend this out with a damp beauty blender and found that it was not as blendable as I would have hoped. It was creamy when it applied but did not blend out creamy at all. It stayed where I applied it. The color was great and really brightened after hard work of blending. I purchased the color fair which goes well with my skin. I really want to like this but I just do not. I’ve been using for a couple weeks now on and off, with sad results. I have to go back over this concealer with the Fit Me concealer to get the coverage that I want. I was really disappointed with this. It was only $7 so I am not out a lot. Did I get a bad one? Have you guys had good results with this? What other methods of blending have you tried? Leave me a comment below and let me know.

I have also been trying out a new moisturizer. I never seem to purchase the same one. I IMG_0428am not sure why I do this but I do. This time around I’ve been trying out the Yes to Tomatoes Daily Balancing Moisturizer. I picked mine up from Target and it sells for a little over $8. The container is a pump which we all know I am a fan of. The formula of this is a little thicker which is ok with me. I just use less than I typically would otherwise I feel like it gets a little heavy on my skin. It has a nice subtle pleasant scent. It blends out easily and soaks in pretty quickly. I like that this product is 99% natural. I use one small pea size amount in the morning only. I apply a face oil at night. This has lasted me quite awhile so I am getting my moneys worth.

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Next item I’ve been trying is the Loreal Voluminous Lash Paradise mascara. I’ve read reviews about this mascara and the most common thing said was that this is a great dupe IMG_1275for the Better Than Sex Too Faced mascara. I would agree with this statement. I own the Better Than Sex Too Faced mascara and they are very similar. The tube packaging is almost identical too. The L’Oreal is $9 compared to the $12 Too Faced. I got mine at Target and you can get the Too faced at Ulta and Sephora. The wand is a bristle brush like the TF. I like this style of wand because separates and coats all the lashes. The color is very black and one coat covers pretty well. I always add another layer because I like the look it gives me. I’ve been using this for a couple weeks now and it is just now starting to get clumpy. I will need to get a new one soon because the wand is so full of product and it doesn’t apply the mascara evenly anymore. I could clean it off but I feel that it should have lasted longer than it has. The TF mascara has a better wand because the bristles are more spaced out. I’ve had it for months, it is still not clumpy, it coats more evenly and lasts way longer. I would probably spend the extra $3 for the Too Faced.

Dove Dry Spray Invisible Spray Deodorant, under $6. I picked mine up at Target. I have been wanting to get away from the stick form. It just seems really heavy and I do not like the way it feels anymore. I feel that no matter what kind I try there is always a residue left on my clothes. I decided to try this spray out as an alternative. I love the fact that this is a spray. Hold this at least 6in away from your underarm otherwise these little beads form and it feels really wet. I think I applied too much when this happened. A light misting works well. It feels light and works to keep me smelling fresh. The scent is amazing and lingers when I move around. I like that fact because then I know it is working. This container is 3.8 oz which is a great site but it is just a little too much to carry on a plane when traveling. I wanted to bring this with me on my most recent vacation but couldn’t because I only brought carry on luggage. There is no smaller version either, I looked. That is the only draw back I have to this deodorant.

Pixi by Petra Makeup Fixing Mist is the most expensive setting mist I have ever purchased at $15 and I picked mine up at Target. It is a large container so it will last me a IMG_1975while. I really like the mister on this. It is easy to direct and has a wide spray so it covers a lot of your face at once. You have to shake it up a little bit before you use it to make sure everything is mixed. The scent is light and floral but not overwhelming. This spray acts as a great refresher throughout the day too. I took this on vacation with me in Georgia and needed to use it more than once in all the heat. It is small enough to take with on a carry on too. I think this stuff works great. I feel it sets my makeup for the day and doesn’t budge until after I work out. When I sweat it moves my makeup around a little. This works better than the NYX.

Last but certainly not least, I received the Makeup Forever Ultra HD foundation from Influenster to test and review for free. I’ve been using it ever since I got it. I wrote a full blog post review on it and it is posted here. Go check it out!

Thank you so much for reading. Until next time,
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