Neutrogena Primer Review

Hello to all my beauty lovers out there! In this post I wanted to bring you a review on a beauty product that I have recently discovered and am absolutely loving! It is the Neutrogena Glow Primer + Serum. As with all of my reviews thus far, this is not a sponsored post.

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Truthfully I have no idea how long this has been on the market but it’s new too me. I have always had normal skin that tended to lean a bit towards dry but in the last three months or so it seemed my skin was changing yet again. I’m almost fifty and since my mid forties it seems my skin was changing every year. Over the course of the last four months I noticed my makeup did not look very good. I looked very ‘cakey’. I tried all different kinds of moisturizers, foundations, tinted moisturizers but nothing seemed to make my makeup look any better. Then I saw this Primer + Serum in the store and decided to try it. I didn’t have high hopes because most products in the beauty industry don’t always do what they promise but I figured, it has Hyaluronic Acid in it so it may be okay.

I was floored the first day I used it. I decided that instead of wearing my CeraVe, which I still love or any other kind of moisturizer under my makeup I would use only the Neutrogena Glow Primer + Serum. Good decision! My makeup looks so much better. I don’t look ‘cakey’ anymore or like I put my makeup on with a grout trowel.

These are some of the claims that Neutrogena makes for this product.

  • Neutrogena Hydro Boost Glow Booster moisturizing serum-to-primer hybrid to leave skin hydrated
  • Infused with purified Hyaluronic Acid to provide instant hydration
  • This priming serum completes the look of your skin with a glowing finish
  • Non-greasy formula is designed to make skin appear more plump and energized

My personal opinion on the above claims is, I can agree with everything except the last one. I don’t see my skin appearing to be any more plump but that’s not something that is really important to me. What I do see, is smoother, more hydrated skin. What I feel is again, smoother, more hydrated skin and my makeup looks so much nicer than it has.

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I hope you enjoyed this review and it was helpful to you. I have included links in my post so if you’re interested in getting this you don’t have to go hunting around on Google to find it.

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Tarte Pallet Review – Cue The Confetti

Hello to all my beauty lovers out there ! I am so excited to bring you this review on my blog. I found this little palette by accident when I was on the Sephora website looking for something completely different and it caught my eye.  Let’s get into the details of this little beauty and why I like this palette so much. Oh, and just so you know, this is not a sponsored post. Tarte doesn’t know me from a hole in the wall.

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Yes, I’m a neutrals gal and these neutrals are just stunning. The pigmentation is amazing as I would expect any Tarte shadow to be. The darker metallic and luster shades look like they would be too dark but I was amazed when I first applied the metallic bronze color into my crease, it was the perfect amount of pigment. Not too dark not too light and you can most certainly build them up if you so choose. Let’s take a look at some swatches. Forgive me, I’m not the best swatcher (is that a word?) but I try.

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As I’ve gotten older my preference has changed when it comes to makeup. For my look I believe less is more. I took a quick shot of what this palette looks like on my eye just to give you an idea of how it looks.

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These shadows blend beautifully, they are highly pigmented without any patchiness .

I also like this palette because it’s smaller and only has five colors. I have had tons of palettes in the past. For years I was sucked down the beauty of hole of wanting to have all the newest palettes that came out and most of them had anywhere from eight to fifteen colors to choose from. Then one day I guess I finally got hold of myself and realized that for me I was just wasting money because I wasn’t using all the colors in these big palettes. I gravitated to the few I really liked and just never stepped out of my comfort zone with the rest. I believe makeup should be fun but it also should be easy. I no longer want to have to hunt through a big palette and decide what colors would look good together. I love the easiness of this palette and the price is only $19.00! Can’t beat that for a Tart Palette.

URGENT! This is a limited edition palette so if you’d like one I suggest you order it now before they’re gone. Tarte had a limited edition palette years ago that I was in love with and when I went back to order another one they were all gone and selling on E-Bay for $80.00 so I wouldn’t wait too long.

I hope you enjoyed my small review of the Tart Cue The Confetti Eyeshadow Palette.

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Pamper Me

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I had a nice morning of Pampering today.. I literally took the phrase “Friyay” and  “Fryayed” myself. (Grammar police leave me be, I like it!)  I haven’t had a pedicure in ages. I usually just get my nails done but today I thought, you deserve this.. I don’t really but, I’d like to think I do 🙂

After my tech got done working on my toes and my feet she used a Mango scrub for a foot and leg massage and then she used this Mango cream for another leg and foot massage. Can we say a little slice of heaven ?

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I’ve never seen this stuff before but wow! did it smell and feel so nice!

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Yes, those are my funky lookin legs and feet. I won’t say ugly cause God don’t make nothin ugly. They ain’t the pertiest but they’re mine and I’m okay with them. 

After the Mango scrub massage and the cream massage, she wrapped my legs and feet in hot towels. Yep, I was like spaghetti by that point. Afterwards I was given a hot rock massage on both my legs and feet.

I have pudgy toes. I always have. Oddly enough I only weigh 105 pounds soaking wet but my toes and fingers have always been on the pudgy side. 

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Then it was off to get my nails done.  My nails were super long before I had the manicure. So much that they started to curl under on the sides. They were driving me nuts. They kept getting in the way, getting caught on things and texting was a nightmare so I had her cut them way down . They feel so much more comfortable and look better too!.

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I hope you enjoyed seeing a little of how I pampered myself today and for those of you men out there who say “That’s a girl thing”.. I’m tellin ya, lots of men go and honey? You don’t know what you’re missing! 

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Life Happens

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Hello there friends…

Well, life happens doesn’t it? Spring has sprung here in my part of South Carolina for the most part. The weather seems as fickle as a woman these days. We have days of warmth in the 70’s and 80’s with bright sunshine and then two days later we are back in the upper 50’s again. Whoever said Mother Nature doesn’t PMS? As you can see my Azalea bush bloomed along with one other. It’s so sad they don’t bloom for long because the flowers are so pretty.

Quite a bit has happened since my last post.  Me and the Man have been sick it seems for months. We ended up getting the crud that was going around. You know the one where you begin with a sinus infection then it turns into bronchitis and you swear your lungs will explode and someone is trying to rip out a rib with a cleaver knife from coughing so much? Yea, that one. It also doesn’t seem to want to leave you once it catches you…

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A week ago while I was out the Man fell over the dogs and ended up breaking one of his toes and causing a small fracture in his foot so that’s been a ton of fun and now we are off to the doctor for him tomorrow because his ankles and feet look swollen to me. This scares me a bit because it could be something as simple as fluid retention from all the steroids they have had him on for the bronchitis or it could indicate a serious cardiac problem. Please send up some prayers to God it’s not the latter.. We’ve had our share so far this year and it’s only April. Not sure how much more either of us can handle. 

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My beloved Mother Angelica passed away on Easter Sunday. Although not unexpected as she had been languishing in suffering for the last fifteen years due to damage caused by a massive stroke in 2001 still, the world seems a little darker, a little colder without her presence no matter what state. I do though believe she is in Heaven praying for us all as she did here in earth.. Mother had a huge impact on countless millions across this world  and I am one of those millions. She is missed and will always be missed by those who loved her. Eternal rest grant unto her oh Lord, let perpetual light shine upon her. May she rest in peace.

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As for myself, I have a couple of doctor appointments coming up in two weeks. One for my completely screwed up digestive system and one for the swelling and pain in my wrists, fingers and hands which my doctor is convinced is carpal tunnel syndrome.

Through all of this though I will look to the Lord for my strength, courage and peace. I place everything in His hands, accept my crosses with love and obedience for Him and find happiness in each brand new day. It’s hard to look at the above photo and not see the goodness of God all around you even in suffering. 

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Day In the Life – Monday

And so it’s Monday.. Did you have a good day? I had a busy day as per usual but a good day. Here are some clips of my Monday. 

It began seep deprived as I was on the phone with a friend last night until almost One AM and as much as I wanted to go back to sleep when my alarm went off at Six AM my body had other plans as in, it wasn’t going to go back to sleep. So I dragged my butt out of bed at Seven AM after having checked my E-Mail and my Facebook on my phone and hopped in the shower.

After doing all my girly things like putting on my makeup for the day, styling my hair and getting dressed it was time to feed all five of my four legged kiddos. Once they ate I left the house around 8:30 AM and headed to the post office to mail out a package to one friend and some Valentine’s Day cards to other friends. 

After that it was off to Bi-Lo (grocery store) to pick up some dog food and fiber for Toby and Sarah and then across the street to CVS. Here’s what I grabbed at CVS.

I will have a review of these items up on my YouTube Channel sometime this week. If you’re not already subscribed to my channel why don’t you come on by and check it out.

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I took my daily nap for about two hours, yes I was still tired and when I got up I had some of that Northern Bean and Ham soup I made over the weekend, I did my Scripture writing for the day and then it was time to feed the four leggeds and one two legged (yes, my hubs) dinner. Tonight’s dinner was easy. I just fried up some chicken tenders in a pan and put it in a salad for the hubs who is a truly minimalist when it comes to his salads. All he really likes in them is lettuce, tomato, some black olives and maybe once in a while green onions when I have them. We didn’t have those tonight. Still, it looks pretty good to me. 

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Tonight I’m going to sit down and read the Mass Scriptures for the day, pray my rosary, spend some time in prayer and do an examination of conscience because I have to get to Confession tomorrow night seeing how Ash Wednesday is this week. Can you believe how early Ash Wednesday and Easter are this year!

So that is most of my day. I hope you all had a good day. Thank you for coming by my blog and reading about my day! 

See you soon!

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