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Even On Cloudy Days - A Glossier Invisible Shield Review

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Do you wear SPF every day? Do you wear it when its cloudy outside?

If you would have asked me those questions a while ago I would've answered no to both questions. I understand that its important to wear SPF everyday and even when its cloudy but, it can be hard to find a good product that works well and won't irritate my skin! Well, enter Glossier's Invisible Shield with SPF 35. This little guy has entered my morning routine and doesn't plan on leaving any time soon! 

 

Packaging: The packaging was a little smaller than what I had envisioned containing only 1 oz of product. But, a little product does go a long way. I love the pop of yellow on the cap and the bright bold letters on the side displaying SPF 35! 

Color and scent: The sunscreen is a clear gel and does not leave an overcast on the skin! The smell is very refreshing but not over powering! 

Application: I apply it every morning with my fingers and love how quickly it absorbs into my skin. It does not leave a greasy residue like some sunscreens tend to do! I use a small pump on my face and then a small pump for my neck and chest area! You have to make sure you cover that area too! 

Price: This little guy is only $25 - you can click HERE for 10% off. 

The Invisible Shield has not irritated my very sensitive skin and has not caused any breakouts! Like I mentioned above, it absorbs quickly so you can apply your makeup on top right away! 

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Hard Candy Wet Ever Lip Lacquer Review & Swatches | Selfish and Famous

I'm a lip product junkie! I'll admit it! I am always on the look out for new lippies and I recently stumbled across these Hard Candy Wet Ever Lip Lacquers and wanted to give them a try. I am more of a matte lip kinda girl but wanted to see if I enjoyed these glossy finishes. 

 

The Product

Packaging: The lacquers come in a tin box with a mirror inside. Perfect to save and use for other things like bobby pin storage or any other small things you have lying around. The lacquers themselves are in a see through container with a 'dripping' effect on the package. You'll find the shade name on the back of either the tin or the lacquer itself. You get 0.22 oz or 6.3 g per gloss. 

Color: I chose to shades: Selfish and famous. Selfish is a neutral pinky shade perfect for everyday wear. And famous is more of a berry shade. They offer 7 different shades in total.

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Scent: They really don't have much of a scent. I honestly thought they would have a sweet candy scent to them haha! 

hard candy wet ever lip lacquer applicator

Application: I really like the applicator! It comes with a pointy tip perfect to line your lips first then fill them in. The applicator picks up the right amount of product. You will only need one coat because these glosses are super opaque! Once on the lips they become a bit tacky but not heavy.

Wear: Like I mentioned above they become tacky which help with the longevity of the lacquers. They will last a few hours! I apply it in the morning and by lunch time it's still on! I will say though to be a bit careful not to apply too much because it can bleed around the lips! 

hard candy lip lacquer swatches

Price: I paid $5.47 each at Walmart

Have you tried any of these glosses yet? What are your thoughts? Fave shade(s)? Share in the comments below! 

Thanks for stopping by! XO, Vidi! <3

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I Challenged Myself To Drink More Water In A Week And The Results Are Amazing !

I recently stumbled across Huda's (Hudabeauty.com) blog post on doubling her water intake for a week and decided to take the challenge myself. I was intrigued by her results and wanted to see how my body would react to drinking more water daily. We all know that drinking water has its many benefits but it can be so hard to drink it sometimes. So, I thought that I would challenge myself for the week and drink mostly water with a few soft drinks or juices in between. 

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The Challenge

Drink about 3-3.5 liters of water a day. Side note: I do drink soft drinks almost every day (I know bad!!!!) but, I do limit myself to just one which I know isn't that great! But, I was hoping this challenge would help eliminate soft drinks in my daily routine. Continue reading to find out if it did help or not....

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The Week

Day 1: I drank about 3 liters this day and surprisingly I wasn't running to the restroom every hour lol! But, at the end of the day I didn't notice any difference in my skin or weight. I did have one soft drink this day since I didn't want to quit cold turkey. 

Day 2: I once again drank about 3 liters of water this day and one soda. This was a 'cheat day' since I did eat pizza for lunch and had a slice of cake so, I wasn't surprised when I checked my skin and didn't notice much of a difference. My skin was a tad bit less red than normal though so, at least that was a bit of progress for me. 

Day 3: I had about 2.5 liters of water this day. I'll admit it was a bit harder to drink mostly water today BUT I did not crave nor drink any sodas this day! :D My skin and weight looked the same as day 2.

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Side Note: I drank plain water I did not add any fruits nor drink mixes! But, I don't see why you couldn't especially if you're not a huge fan of plain water. I think adding fruits or lemon would give your body and skin more benefits! :)

Day 4: For some reason on this day I just couldn't get myself to drink a whole lot of water, or anything really! I don't know if my body was hydrated enough or what but I drank about 1.5 liters this day. 

Day 5: I drank about 3.5 liters this day. I kinda forced myself I guess you could say haha! But, I did start to notice my skin becoming less red and a bit smoother. I did get a little zit but nothing major! Honestly, I was expecting to get more since my body was going through a small detox.

Day 6: This day was tough! I had to use the restroom every hour on the hour. But, once again my skin had started to look more refreshed. I didn't even have any flakiness on my face. (I have oily skin but since its overly oily I do get flakiness.) 

Day 7: By this day I was so amazed at the results that I am now challenging myself to drink more water every day! 

drinking water benefits

 

The Results

I thought this challenge was going to be a bit more difficult but, truly it wasn't. I didn't eat the best this past week but drinking a lot more water really suppressed my appetite, therefore, I ate less of everything and didn't snack as much. It may not seem like much but I lost 3 pounds! Remember, this was only from drinking more water, eating whatever I wanted, and minimal exercise like walking ( I exercised 4 out of the 7 days). When it comes to my skin: it was a lot less red than day 1, I had less texture, less acne spots, and some of my acne scars are starting to clear up. I am not challenging myself to keep drinking more and more water everyday. 

Now its your turn to challenge yourself to drink more water! 

Thanks for stopping by! XO, Vidi!

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Glossier's Wowder And Cloud Paint Review

I have seen Glossier pop up just about everywhere and decided to give the brand a try. When I went to their page I was drawn to their newer makeup product which is their 'Wowder' finishing powder and their blushes which they call 'cloud paint'. I like how the brand was very sleek and fresh looking along with some really decent pricing. 

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Wowder

Packaging: The 'Wowder' comes in a small jar with 0.25 oz of product. I love the baby pink and the bold 'Wowder' print on the top. Once opened the jar has meshing in the middle where the product comes out and the lid has a what I call a 'stopper' that closes directly onto the mesh part preventing any product fall out and/or mess! 

Color: I chose light/medium thinking it would deposit some color but, honestly it didn't deposit any color making it more of a translucent powder for me. I can't complain though! 

wowder glossier

Application: I purchased the 'Wowder Duo' that comes with a brush and once I applied it to the skin I did notice a difference. My fine lines were blurred! My pores looked the same but I was really glad that it did not emphasize any imperfections. The powder is very fine and felt very smooth. 

Wear: My skin looked flawless all day long! Also, my makeup stayed put all day! This stuff is AMAZING!! 

The Brush: You can choose the buy the wowder with or without the brush and I, of course, chose to purchase it with the brush since it recommends using it. The brush seems to be soft but, I really don't think its all that necessary. I noticed that even when I applied with a regular powder brush I got the same effects. 

wowder brush duo glossier

Price: Like I said I got the 'Wowder Duo' which included the powder and a brush which was $35 for both. Side note: The Wowder itself is $22 and the brush is $20. 

 

wowder and brush duo glossier

Cloud Paint

Packaging: I was really drawn to this packaging. It looked so sleek but yet so cute and so cool at the same time! I love how the end piece has the color of the blush and the shade name. You get 0.33 oz of product in each tube. 

Color: I chose the shade 'puff' which is more of a baby pink because I wanted that 'natural' blush look.

Application: I love how creamy this product is and how much color pay off you get. It is also so easy to blend and looks really natural on the skin. The product itself is not greasy at all like some other cream blushes I have owned in the past. You can really sheer the product out or build it up as much as you'd like! 

cloud paint in shade puff by glossier review

Wear: This is the first time a blush has every really lasted all day. It looked flawless from the second I put it on to the second I took it off! I am obsessed with these that I'm going back for the rest of the shades haha! 

Price: The blushes are $18 each! Which may seem like much but you seriously need a pea sized amount when applying. 

Have you tried anything from Glossier yet? What do you recommend? 

 

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