Thursday, September 4, 2014

Beauty Bites: Tried & True (Love)

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It's time for another stack of Beauty Bites! This time around, we're talking about some things I've tried, some things I love, and some things I can't wait to restock. You might remember my last Tried & True (Love) post, here. Okay, let's dig in!
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Klorane Smoothing and Relaxing Patches
Status: Tried
Vote: True Love

I get really bad bags under my eyes. So bad, that I am constantly on the prowl for the best eye soothers out there. Creams, patches, serums galore - you name it, I want it. These Klorane eye patches are a savior. A full box only comes with seven pairs, so I tried my hardest to ration these babies out, but let me tell you, it was hard. I wake up and want to just put them under my eyes for extra relief. I love putting these guys in the fridge. I basically store my whole box in there, but 15 minutes is all you need for a little extra de-puffing. I wear them while I do my eye makeup, which helps capture any mascara or eyeshadow droppings, so I don't have to clean up that area after I'm done with my eyes. They stay on tight and seriously depuff and brighten eyes like no other patch I've tried. I only wish they sold on Sephora!

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Yes To Blueberries Eye Firming Treatment
Status: Trying
Vote: True Love

Speaking of the best eye soothers on the block, meet my new friend, Yes To Blueberries Eye Firming Treatment. This lovely cream is a must-have for anyone looking for a new eye cream. I use this baby night and day. Just a gentle little pat under the eyes and you're good to go. Also, I'm fairly sensitive to skincare scents - this one is gentle and fresh, so it's perfect for anyone who is sensitive to scents. (Side note: I also have the Yes To Blueberries lip balm and love it quite dearly!)

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Urban Decay Perversion Mascara 
Status: Trying
Vote: True

Keeping up with the eye theme, I recently tried out a sample of Urban Decay's newest mascara. This little tube promises bigger, badder, and blacker lashes. So does it deliver? Yes, yes it does, but with some caveats. I try mascaras on the regular. I have a top three list (do I sense a future beauty post?) and I have to admit that Urban's latest mascara definitely pushed one of those suckers off my list. So - things I like: The bristles are soft and mold quite nicely to my lashes. The wand definitely elongates my lashes, and gives them some extra nice volume. Now, what do I dislike? While giving my lashes the extra volume and length I strive for on the daily, sometimes the wand builds up and some clumping action can happen. I do wonder if it's because I have a trial-sized version? Having said that, I do have to say that I like Benefit's They're Real! wand more. For the time being, I alternate between the two. I'll likely purchase a full size version in the future, but I won't be tossing my stash of Benefit mascaras anytime soon.

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Clarins Multi-Active Day Early Wrinkle Correction Cream
Status: Tried
Vote: True Love

Last, but certainly not least on today's list is the Clarins Multi-Active Day Early Wrinkle Correction Cream. I blogged about this little jar way back in March when I first received it from a Clarins beauty event. Every single day, post-event, I religiously used this day cream. I love this cream so much that I can't even bring myself to throw away my empty jar, in hopes that I can maybe get one more swipe out of it. (It's not happening, and I'm going to throw it away, ha.) The scent, as I mentioned previously in my earlier post, reminds me a lot of a more mature scent (my nice way of saying it reminds me of my Grandma). But, as I said before, I don't mean this in a bad way - I really do love the way it smells.  The cream is gentle, and really, really keeps my face as smooth as a baby's bottom. The only downside to the cream is there's no SPF attached to it. Other than that, it's a 10/10 in my book.

And that's it for this stack! Hope you found my Beauty Bites both tasty and satisfying. Until next time, y'all!
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4 comments

  1. I use the Clarins everyday too! I feel like my skin looks way better after all those Clarins goodies! Happy short week, lady!

    xo Carlina
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  2. Amazing post! And I love your blog:)
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  3. Great post and I need to try the yes to the blueberries eye treatment!!

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