Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween everyone! I love October, the time of year is just the best and brings out all these feeling and sentimental vibes, do you get that? I am so about Halloween and I always want to dress up, yet every year I end up with no plans and no costume. I am just going to blame that on my last million Halloweens have been spent with boyfriends who have no spirit and liked to conceal mine. This year I am finally single and still failed. I want to dress up so badly in a good costume!

One of the two Halloween parties I went to in college (see, lame alert there I only went to two) my bffff and I dressed up as 80’s workout girls and should have gotten the award for most clothes on at a college Halloween party. Yep leggings, leg warmers, and all, AND IT WAS HOT. Temperature hot, we were not looking hot.

The second party, I was technically out of college and I went with my sister “so we could go to a party together for once,” but really my not so secret ulterior motive was to see my ex. Sometimes I am just so sly. That costume was being one third of the three blind mice with two girlfriends. We wore black dresses, mouse ears, and sunglasses. Simple yet somehow we won the costume contest… I don’t know maybe all of the the judges were the blind ones but I will take it. I did better than see my ex with his new girl which happened to be one of my sorority sisters, I won the costume contest in front of everyone by basically not trying. Talking about this now but I am pretty positive that I wrote about this last Halloween. That is what happens when your glory days consist of parties you can count on one hand.

This year at work, my friend (who is also my coworker but above all she is my friend) and I are wearing olive shirts, printing out a dollar bill, and taping it to us because we are SINGLE. Creative or just an excuse to wear jeans, OR a way to tell the practically no hot guys at work that we are available? The office may never know.

I hope you all have a fun and safe Halloween! I am going to go trick-or-treating with my niece and bribe candy off of her. She said I can go as a princess unicorn, I am all about it.

What is the best costume you have ever worn for Halloween?

PS – my sister is a hair and make-up artist and did this fun creepy clown look on me just for a photo. No parties, just washed it off after. But I for damn sure looked badass!

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VIIcode’s T2 Oxygen Eye Cream

I got the opportunity to try VIIcode’s T2 Oxygen Eye Cream and I really like it! I have been using it for the last three weeks and totally see a difference in the skin around my eyes. I’ve never really used an eye cream consistently and I do not know why I’ve never added one to my skin routine sooner. Eyes are so prominent, people look at them all day so why shouldn’t they get specialty products?

Lately I have felt so busy, I am always trying to cram a million things into my day. Not only does this cause me to go to bed late and still have to get up early, but with my mind constantly running I don’t always feel rested when I sleep. This bad combination was leaving me looking extra tired in the mornings, under my eyes were looking dark and puffy. It was the perfect time to try a new eye cream. 

Now the bottle looks small but I want to point out how such a small application goes such a long way. I barely dabbed my finger on the surface and that tiny bit was enough for one eye. I did the same amount for my other eye and gently applied it all underneath my eyes and over my lids. The cream feels smooth and non-greasy. One of the things I like best is that it barely has a scent. I don’t like when creams/lotions have a strong scent. I prefer more of the clean/powdery smells but ones that are not overpowering, especially when it is going on your face and is so close to your nose. 

First off after using this cream, I noticed that my eyes were starting to look brighter in the mornings, I wasn’t looking so sleep deprived. Brighter eyes makes such a difference. Aside from that fact that you look more awake, they also require less make up to cover up any dark circles. It was a welcomed change for me. 

After a few more days (note that you can use this in the mornings and at night) I noticed my eyes were getting less puffy in the morning. This was an amazing change. Dark circles can be covered with make up, bags on the other hand are a little harder to conceal. I have big eyes so I feel like bags or swollen eyes look more noticeable on me (that could just be me being completely crazy but that is how I feel). 

I am happy with the results of this product and look forward to continuing to use it, but what makes it work? VIIcode uses a very effective “T2” stone mortar extraction process to infuse large amounts of essential elements and natural hand picked ingredients that are fresh, as in flown in within 8 hours of harvesting fresh. These include evening primrose which helps boost blood circulation and smooth wrinkles around the eyes, avocado for antioxidants carotenoids (part of the antioxidant defense system), elderberry for antioxidants for glowing younger skin, and chamomilla recutita to reduce dry flaking. Sounds pretty good huh?

If you are in the market for a new eye cream I recommend checking this one out! You can find it here and use code “Brittany” for $5 off your purchase (code expired 11/30/18!

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My Favorite Things #2

I do not know why it took me so long to do another my favorite things but here is my second one finally. I will try to be better about this so I already have my next one planned! This set of favorite things is kind of an upgrade from my last one. If you missed it or can’t remember you can refresh your memory or catch up here. In my last favorite things post I shared my then new favorite mascara. Well I have a new favorite and this one will be hard to top, Benefit Roller Lash Super Curling & Lifting Mascara. I got the sample size for free from Ulta for my birthday gift and let me tell you, this stuff is so amazing. The way the brush is made it grabs your lashes and curls them as you pull up. The first time I used it I was so amazed, it looked like I used an eyelash curler! (Writing blooper, as I was writing eyelash curler I wrote curling iron first- ouch that would hurt haha) Usually when I put mascara on I put a minimum of two coats on but most times three, and by coats I mean dipping the brush back in the bottle and applying another layer. After my first coat of the Roller Lash Mascara I was done. They looked perfect! I was going out though so I added another coat for good measure. But today, I wore it to work and only put on one coat and it looked like I had on my 2-3 layers of mascara. I can’t stop obsessing over it and I can’t wait to buy the full size tube. I HIGHLY recommend this mascara! Again I apologize for not having before and after pictures but I just can’t take them, I feel like I look so ridiculous, I need someone else to take them for me.

 Shop Benefit’s Roller Lash Super Curling & Lifting Mascara here at Ulta!

My other favorite right now is Benefit Fake-Up Hydrating Concealer. This is a crease control concealer that goes on under your eyes and is surrounded by a layer of moisture with vitamin E and apple seed extract. It goes on so light weight it is almost as if you’re not wearing anything and it stays on all day! I feel like I look so much more awake when I have this on even though I am so tired. Fake-Up Wake-Up! This is another product I highly recommend to try out! I actually found this from another blogger so I am passing it on again!

Shop Benefit’s Fake-Up Hydrating Concealer here at Ulta!

(I promise I will start practicing before and after photos!)