TNT Series: December

The Snuggle is Real set from Dose of Colors $29
I got mine from Ulta because I had points to use which made it cheaper. I first saw this set on Instagram and thought they swatched so beautifully that I had to have them. You get 3 colors in this set; Warm and Fuzzy (warm rose), Let’s Cuddle (warm beige) and Lazy Dazy (dusty mauve taupe). My favorite is Lazy Dazy. It’s a great nude shade. Let’s Cuddle washed out my lips so I like to add a tinted pink gloss overtop to amp it up a bit. These shades are all matte liquid lipsticks and last a LONG time. I like to prep my lips before matte liquid lipsticks because they tend to dry and look cracked. I exfoliate with a light sugar scrub and add a rose oil to my lips before I applied these. I found that it helped the color not settle in my lines on my lips and they lasted a while. I had to re-apply a small amount to the insides of my lips after eating and drinking but for the most part it stayed put. Worth the money for this set.

Lip Mask from Miss Spa $7
I bought mine at Ulta because that is the only place I have seen them. Target does not carry anything other than face masks from the Miss Spa brand. You get one lip treatment and you have to wear it for 45 minutes. Grab a good movie or book and hang tight. This lip mask is thin and slimy when you take it out. It suctions to your lips which is a unique feeling. It gets cold after a little while too. I found it difficult to keep my mouth shut and lips closed for 45 minutes. Towards the end I was getting anxious to take it off. The mask is much larger than your lips so the area surrounding your mouth gets cold too. My lips felt a little numb after about 20 minutes. When I took it off it made my lips feel tingly, they didn’t feel smooth and they had a tight feeling. Very interesting and I don’t think I will be using these again. I prefer a sugar scrub.

Burt’s Bees Facial Cleansing Towelettes for Normal to Oily Skin. I picked mine up at Target because there was a Target coupon on their website. If you are not familiar with the Target coupons online, you can click here to check them out. With the coupon I paid under $5. There are 4 different kinds of these towelettes; Normal to Dry Skin, Normal to Oily Skin, Normal Skin and Sensitive Skin. Each skin type has a different scent and extract. The Normal to Oily Skin is made with Grapefruit extract which I love! The scent is amazing and surprisingly refreshing. They are a smooth texture because they are not meant to exfoliate. I prefer a slightly bumpy or textured facial wipe because I feel like I get a better clean. They do a decent job at getting that first layer off but I still needed to use my Micellar water to get the rest off, even if it’s a light makeup day. If you are not a heavy makeup wearer or don’t wear makeup at all, these would be for you. There are better facial wipes out there to get makeup off. I would probably not get these again.

Chapstick Total Hydration Moisture + Tint Lip Balm. I had a coupon for $.50 off and got it for under $5. I always apply chapstick before any lip products in the morning. I ran out so I picked this one up recently. I got the color Rose Petal but there are 7 other tints to choose from. This color matches my lips so it didn’t add any color. It just helped my lips not look dry. The scent is subtle and floral. It applies nice and smooth. I need to reapply often throughout the day. It does not last that well through eating and drinking but it is a quick fix if you need something on your lips. It’s inexpensive and Chapstick is a reliable brand and it is 100% natural. For some reason after a few uses the top of the chapstick got gritty which is an interesting feeling but not a turn off for me. I’m not sure why it did that either. I read a few other reviews and saw that this has happened to others. Overall probably not a re-purchase for me because I prefer the original Chapstick although the tint aspect is nice.

Last but not least is actually a Christmas gift that I received from my God-Mother. This charcoal bracelet is meant to be worn on the wrist, obviously, but with the addition of any essential oil that you choose. The charcoal holds the oil and makes the scent last on this bracelet all day. I have quite a few essential oils that I use often whether I’m trying to de-stress and relax, help induce sleep or sooth sore muscles. After doing some research, I found out that this bracelet is referred to as a diffuser and is actually made with lava rock. I found a few options here and here if you’re interested in purchasing one. Being that the rocks are black they go with a lot. I wear this to work with the rest and relax oil on it and I can smell it all day. The oils get onto the skin so be sure that your oils are organic or natural with no added chemicals. You don’t want that stuff on your skin or in your body. The lava beads can be found in bead shops too so you can make your own bracelet and customize it to you. I really wanted to add this bracelet to this TNT series because a goal of mine in the New Year is to work on my mental health and manage my anxiety better. This has really been helping me. If this is a goal of yours this bracelet may help you.

What new products have you been using and liking this month? Let me know in the comments below. Thank you all for reading. Until next time,
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