Super Cute! - SEPHORA COLLECTION Having a Hoot Sponge Set

SEPHORA COLLECTION Having a Hoot Sponge Set

If you're in the market for a few new makeup sponges, the new SEPHORA COLLECTION Having a Hoot Sponge Set is here right on time.  Complete with a super cute package to treat yourself or for holiday beauty gifts - plus the Having a Hoot  name is so cute it will bring a smile to any beauty lovers face.

The three sponges included in the Having a Hoot Sponge Set are all soft, bouncy, and provide perfect streak free, buildable coverage for concealers, foundations, bronzers, liquid blushes and more. I loved using the sponges wet and dry.  The large size is the perfect size for all-over makeup application on larger parts of the face; the medium size for cheeks, highlighter and application on smaller parts of the face; and the smallest size for precision application, under the eyes, around the nose and hard-to-reach areas. 

SEPHORA COLLECTION Having a Hoot Sponge Set

SEPHORA COLLECTION Having a Hoot Sponge Set is a small set of sponges, which makes it ideal to tuck into little makeup bags and travel with.  Note: The sponges inside the package stacked are only about 5"in tall, for reference.  

I loved using the smallest Having a Hoot Sponge (light blue)in particular, which was perfect for concealer and setting powder under my eyes (used damp).  The sponges are softer and more bouncy than I expected and do expand to about 30% of their size, which made them ideal for color makeup like liquid blush and foundation too.  

SEPHORA COLLECTION Having a Hoot Sponge Set was easy to clean with either brush cleaner or mild dish washing liquid.

SEPHORA COLLECTION Having a Hoot Sponge Set is perfect to add to your makeup bag or professional kit, share with friends or family and the perfect holiday stocking stuffer. Order a few of these, they will go fast! - RLB

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Budget Beauty Buy - LA MER Merry Little Miracles Set

La Mer Merry Little Miracles Set

I've been a original La Mer Creme de la Mer user for over 10 years now, but through the years have tried only a few other products from the  La Mer  line.

 La Mer Merry Little Miracles
That's why I was very excited about this new  La Mer Merry Little Miracles set which (yes at even $150), is a great buy.  The four products are worth over $200, so this is still a bargain.  Note: These are all either deluxe sample or travel sized items.

The set contains their iconic La Mer Creme de la Mer  which is one of the very best moisturizers for my skin to give it a hydration and glow that very few other products have over the years.  It also contains The Regenerating Serum, The Treatment Lotion and the The Eye Concentrate.

One of the products that I really wanted to try was the La Mer The Eye Concentrate.  I loved it.  It is, in face, so concentrated that even with the smaller size, I still got over a month's use out of it.  It is smooth, silky, yet still lightweight and sank into my skin in seconds.  I loved how soft my eye area was and how much brighter it looked after using daily.

Another great product is the La Mer The Regenerating Serum  which is also very concentrated and seemed to help the overall hydration results of the La Mer Creme de la Mer in my skin.  I used this every night before adding my La Mer Creme de la Mer.

Even with the deluxe sample size of the  La Mer Creme de la Mer, I still got over a month's use out of it since it too is famously concentrated.  I used a pea-sized amount, warmed it up in my hands for a minute (this is key!) and it spread across my face and neck almost like a liquid lotion.  When I use this daily, my skin never feels dry (no matter how cold/dry the weather is), always looks smoother and has a beautiful glow.  The Treatment Lotion is a hydrating toner, that gave me what felt like a soothing, additional layer of hydration and softening after cleansing.

I'm so glad I discovered this set.  If you love La Mer and need travel-sized versions of your favorites or just haven't gotten around to trying these products, make sure you pick this up and treat yourself (or gift it to the LaMer lover in your life this holiday season).  But don't wait long, because La Mer Merry Little Miracles Set will go fast! - RLB

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This set contains:
- 1 oz/ 30 mL The Treatment Lotion
- 0.5 oz/ 15 mL Crème de la Mer
- 0.1 oz/ 3 mL The Eye Concentrate
- 0.17 oz/ 5 mL The Regenerating Serum

Beauty Find - LANEIGE Mini Pore Waterclay Mask

LANEIGE Mini Pore Waterclay Mask

I wasn't exactly looking for a new clay mask, but had heard great things about LANEIGE Mini Pore Waterclay Mask so I wanted to see for myself.  Since I'm a big fan of the Korean skincare brand LANEIGE, I had high expectations.

LANEIGE Mini Pore Waterclay Mask really is a different type of clay mask that gave me great results.  The texture and formula is not like that of a traditional clay mask, it's  a watery gel clay made from mint water and mineral mud.  

The LANEIGE Mini Pore Waterclay Mask was so soft and silky, it was a great experience just applying it to my skin.  It worked quickly to help clear and tone my pores, making this a perfect mask for those with oily, normal and combination skin.

While the mask was on, I felt a pleasant (not burning) tingly sensation.  When the mask was  dry, it did have a tight feeling, but it was not uncomfortable and rinsed off easily. The mask has a fresh, pleasant green/herbal scent that was noticeable but not overbearing.

After rinsing, my t zone looked and felt fresh, smooth and even and like most clay masks, my skin felt tighter and more toned, but very soft and hydrated at the same time.  I had no irritations  and the cooling sensation was also great after a workout or sauna.

If you have normal/combination or oily skin and are looking for a better experience with a clay mask, . LANEIGE Mini Pore Waterclay Mask is the one to buy.  - RLB

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