Drugstore Buy of the Week - Maybelline Total Temptation Mascara

Maybelline Total Temptation Washable Mascara Blackest Black 

Yes, Maybelline Total Temptation Washable Mascara has super cute packaging and a wallet friendly price under $8.00, but do you need it?

My answer is YES - if you like perfectly separated lashes, a smooth creamy formula, no flaking and a fun, light scent.

Maybelline Total Temptation Washable Mascara is designed to give lashes length and volume, with a formula infused with coconut extract.  This allows the formula to dry softly (no crunchy lashes!) and gave my lashes a natural, bright and healthy effect.  The excellent brush design ensured there was never any clumping (my biggest pet peeve!)

The  Maybelline Total Temptation Washable Mascara brush is very soft with widely spaced tiny bristles that taper at the top.  This design, and a smooth, creamy  lightweight formula instantly and easily separated my upper and lower lashes and gave them a soft volume, as well as added length.  I used Blackest Black, (there are 3 more shades available).

Maybelline Total Temptation Washable Mascara also has a light, slightly sweet scent (enhanced by the coconut extract) and it evaporated quickly, but was a nice touch.

During the day, I didn't experience any fall out, smudging or flaking, and the Maybelline Total Temptation Washable Mascara was easy to remove at the end of the day with my makeup remover or regular cleanser 

I would recommend Maybelline Total Temptation Washable Mascara for when you want a day time/natural look with defined, separated lashes.  It is buildable, so that with 3 coats my lashes were very long, while still clump free, and with one coat I had nice separation and natural volume.  

Go ahead, give Maybelline Total Temptation Washable Mascara a try - you'll be happy you did - RLB

Purchase Here: Maybelline Total Temptation Washable Mascara Blackest Black  3 More colors available

Beauty Find - Clarins Hydra Essential Moisture Replenishing Lip Balm

Many of you may have tried Clarins' previous lip balm, but I'm here to tell you their brand new Clarins Hydra Essential Moisture Replenishing Lip Balm is nothing short of one of the best lip treatments I've ever tried.

Clarins Hydra Essential Moisture Replenishing Lip Balm is made with soothing Blue Lotus Essential Wax.  Clarins Labs discovered the thin, protective layer of wax on the flower's surface is perfectly suited to sooth the fragile skin in the lip area. This formula melted into my lips within seconds and they were immediately soft, smooth and quenched - even in the driest winter weather.

The balm is a pretty, light pink (but clear on the lips) and the texture thick and waxy coming out of the tube. I only needed to press a small amount out of the precision applicator to spread across my lips. Upon contact, the texture became weightless and buttery in feel.

I loved that Clarins Hydra Essential Moisture Replenishing Lip Balm made my lips feel great at night before bed.  I the morning my lips were pillowy soft and smooth.  I also used a light layer in the morning before applying lip color.  It layered well under lipstick, lip crayon, lip stains and even gloss.  

My lips were plump and soft all day long - even when I was in freezing cold weather or extremely dry cold air.  Worn on it's own there's a nice, natural shine finish.

Clarins Hydra Essential Moisture Replenishing Lip Balm is worth every penny and will be a must have part of my beauty collection to keep my lips hydrated year round and on drying air flights. - RLB

Purchase Here: Clarins Hydra Essential Moisture Replenishing Lip Balm

Natural Beauty Find - Burt's Bees Moisturizing Lip Mask

Burt's Bees Moisturizing Lip Mask
Burt's Bees has a new lip treatment unlike any other they've had in their line up. Burt's Bees Moisturizing Lip Mask is a sheet mask made specifically for deep hydration and treatment of chapped lips.  

Burt's Bees Moisturizing Lip Mask is a single use lip mask made with Meadowfoam Seed and Almond Oils.  The mask is 100% natural (it contains no parabens, phthalates, SLS or petrolatum) and easy to use.  I took the Burt's Bees Moisturizing Lip Mask out of the pouch and pressed it onto my lips.  I left it on for 5 minutes as directed and then removed.  

When I used it at night, I woke up with soft, hydrated lips that stayed soft during the day.  Even if I was using it as an on the spot treatment, the Burt's Bees Moisturizing Lip Mask made my lips instantly soft and smooth, prepping them for lip balm or lip colorBurt's Bees Moisturizing Lip Mask also left no sticky or oily residue on my lips.

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Burt's Bees Moisturizing Lip Mask was perfect to use before bed for a final beauty treatment, or even before going out after work before adding new lip color.  Of course Burt's Bees Moisturizing Lip Mask also makes the perfect in flight or hotel treatment when traveling to keep your lips soft and moisturized with exposed to dry air.  Burt's Bees Moisturizing Lip Mask is one you'll keep in regular rotation once you start using it.  - RLB

Tip:  If your lips are very dry and flaky, for best results, do a gentle lip scrub first, then apply the Burt's Bees Moisturizing Lip Mask.

Purchase Here: Burt's Bees Moisturizing Lip Mask