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EOS Shave Cream

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The one thing that draws you to most EOS products is their packaging- they come in fun, cute colors and scents which make you instantly reach out and throw it into your shopping basket… I know, I’m guilty.

I have been using their shaving cream for about a year now, and it’s pretty good. The sad thing is, I think I just like how the product looks in my shower. The bright colored bottle makes me feel a bit more cheerful… sad, I know.

Now, I can see people either loving or hating this, here’s why-

Some positives:

  • uses natural shea butter and aloe
  • paraben-free
  • phthalate-free (phthalates are used in many plastics and cosmetic products which some argue to cause negative health effects)

If you’re like me, and have to do a quick, dry shave once in a while, this is great since you can use it wet or dry. The consistency is very much like a lotion, so although that’s ideal for a dry shave, some may despise it while using it in the shower.

While shaving in the shower, you have to make sure you’re completely away from the shower stream since this washes away quite easily and doesn’t hold up as well as most foam shaving creams. I tend to use a lot of product while in the shower- about 4-5 pumps to lather up one leg.

The scents are really fragrant. I normally use the pomegranate raspberry one, but decided to switch it up and got the lavender jasmine this time around. I can see people who are sensitive to smells not liking this too much, as the scents are pretty strong. Luckily, they do carry a fragrance-free version.

To be honest, this product is probably no different than using a lotion or conditioner to shave, but it does help in reducing irritation or razor bumps since it is moisturizing.

One thing I do not like about this is that once you’re down to about the last quarter of the bottle, the product won’t pump out. The straw is too short, which is pretty annoying.

One bottle lasts me about a month or two and retails for around $3-4.

 

COCKTAIL PAIRING: Lavender Blueberry Martini

lavender blueberry martiniIngredients for Lavender-Blueberry Simple Syrup:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1 tbsp lavender flowers (dried or fresh, pesticide-free)

Bring water and sugar to a boil, add in lavender and blueberries and stir constantly for about 1 minute. Slightly crush the blueberries as you stir so that the flavor and color starts to bleed out. Take off heat, strain and cool

Ingredients for cocktail:

  • 2 oz vodka
  • 1 tbsp lavender-blueberry simple syrup
  • fresh lime/ lime juice
  • 2 mint leaves

In a cocktail shaker, fill with ice and pour in vodka, simple syrup and squeeze in some fresh lime juice. Tear up 2 mint leaves in half and add into shaker as well. Shake vigorously, strain and pour into a martini glass.

Garnish with fresh blueberries or mint… enjoy!

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BRIGHT LIPS ON A BUDGET

A simple way to add more excitement to your looks is by adding a pop of color to your lips. I tend to keep a pretty neutral lip, so spending more than $10 on lipstick isn’t very appealing.

WET N WILD SILK FINISH LIPSTICK

Color: 511B Nouveau Pinkwetnwild_511b

Let me just say, $0.99. Yea, I can go crazy and try colors I’m hesitant about without feeling guilty about spending the dough.

I normally don’t wear hot pink on my lips, but it’s definitely a fun way to accessorize on occasion. As the name states, it’s definitely silky and glides on with ease (no need for a lip gloss on top). Also, there’s no funky smell that some cheaper cosmetics have.

The only complaint I have about this is that the lipstick doesn’t go all the way down the tube when you twist it, so you have to be careful about putting the cap back on without taking a chunk of it off. Then again, I can’t really complain for $0.99!

MAYBELLINE COLOR SENSATIONAL LIPSTICK

Color: 515 Coral Crushmaybelline_515

This is another one of my go-to colors to brighten up my look. Definitely a favorite for Spring/Summer.

The formula is moisturizing and goes on somewhat sheer on the first swipe, which is nice since you have the option to wear it more subtly or build up.

This has a kind of coconut/almond butter scent and the color veers more toward the reddish-pink side of coral instead of orange.

For around $7-8, this is a great way to quickly add a bright statement to your overall look!

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COCKTAIL PAIRING: Pucker-up punch

pucker up punchIngredients:

  • 2 cups vodka
  • 4 cups cranberry juice
  • 4 cups sparkling grapefruit juice
  • 1 can frozen pink lemonade
  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice

Pour all ingredients into a punch bowl, stir and enjoy!

Optional: add in slices of citrus fruit for garnish.

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