Help!

So I have removed my husband from update notifs for the blog so I can ask for your help!

For Valentines, I am asking people from ALL AROUND THE WORLD to help write these notes so I can share them all with him for Valentines!

Something along the lines of “Kenyatta, Shawna’s love for you is so big it has reached _(where you love)_”

If you can do this for me please message me on twitter or instagram at @shawnadawnx

Here are some I have so far:

sunday funday + becca

ytw.jpgIt’s Sunday fun day! Except not really, because I have been sick all week long and all weekend, D: More like Sunday take-medicine-every-four-to-six-hours-day. Has a ring to it, I think. Head colds are the worst.

On a different sick note, does anyone else like the feeling of sneezing, or is that just me? Anyway..

First off, congrats to Ashley Bonniville, who was our Smile Brilliant winner! Thank you to everyone else who participated, it was a great turn out!

Today’s post will just be a quick little something, just so I don’t leave you guys hanging. I do have tons of stuff I bought over the holidays that I can’t wait to share with you.

So, I have heard so much hype for the Becca highlighters, so I thought it was time I tried it out. I will admit I was a little iffy because of the price for one single highlighter, but I think it was actually worth the money. Will I buy another single Becca highlighter for the same beccaamount? Probably not. But that doesn’t negate the quality, I just don’t think I need anymore highlighters anytime soon, lol.

I really like the packaging. It is cute but simple and not too crazy. I think that between the packaging and the quality of the product that the price is okay.

I decided to pick up the ‘Pearl’ highlighter. The product itself is really nice. It is super smooth and pigmented. I really like the shine and it can be nice and natural or you can build up without it looking cakey like a lot of highlighters do when built up.

handI will admit, while I really enjoy it a lot, I don’t see the hype. I mean I see the hype, but just not over other highlighters, you know what I mean? It’s nice but it doesn’t seem any better than some of the highlighters I already own. Which sucks, because I feel like I should be praising it with the attention from it, but I don’t have the need. However, I am not bashing it either because there are definitely worse highlighters out there. With that said, if you are willing to spend the money, then I think you should own at least one Becca highlighter.

What did you guys think about the Becca highlighters? Worth the hype or too hyped up?

 

 

December Favourites

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Quick reminder, if you are interested in entering the giveaway, please do so before time is up! Also, I wanted to apologize for not giving you much content these past few weeks, but I have been out of state for vacation. I thought I would stick to what I said, and give you a IMG_2149.JPGDecember Favourites!

All my faves from last month are all skincare related, so here we go:

First off, is the OFRA Drying Lotion. This is for those of you who are like me and get the randomest break outs, for absolutely no reason. Just shake it up and use it as a spot treatment. I usually leave it on overnight and wash my face in the morning. This stuff is seriously a miracle in a bottle. It dries the break out, which can, depending on the size of the break out, clear it up almost completely, or reduce it in size a good bit.  It has been a life saver, especially during my special time of the month, when my body completely hates me *insert eye roll here*.img_2148

Also, something I have been using is the Soap & Glory Peaches and Clean Deep Cleansing Milk. I am actually kind of annoyed with myself, because I forgot to bring this on my trip!

It works for all skin types and it seriously does SO much. It detoxifies, cleanses, removes make up, and moisturizes!

Not to mention this stuff smells like heaven. I actually really love S&G and have been meaning to make a post with my fav S&G things, so maybe I will do that when I get back home!

Next are some more Nip + img_2147Fab items! I believe I had a N+P product in my November Favs, so you may be familiar with the brand. One is the Kale Fix moisturizer and the other is the Kale Fix make up removing pads. The moisturizer is great and I think it would be especially great for dryer skin. You can notice a difference with your face as soon as it hits your skin. It also softens your face, which makes it feel SO smooth. The make up removing pads have the same affect. If you have dry skin, I honestly recommend you try this out.

What are some of your favourite products that you have been trying out?

xx

 

 

giveaway time!

 

Here it is you guys! The giveaway is on its way!
The entry is really easy this time, the only thing you need to do is follow this blog, like this post and then enter here: Giveaway Entry Form

Also if you are interested in buying any products use babblingbeauty5 in the coupon code area for a discount!

Have fun and good luck!

Smile Brilliant Whitnening!

 

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Today I wanted to tell you guys about something I have been using for the last few weeks. You may have seen me talk about it on social media here and there.

I have been using Smile Brilliant’s teeth whitening kit. (I also linked it up for you guys, so you can feel free to check it out yourself!) Now being into beauty and make up, as I am, I am also really big on keeping my teeth white.

yhfb4473Let me just go ahead and say I have tried a lot of  things: whitening strips, oil pulling, etc. Nothing has worked so fast and so easily than the whitening gel from Smile Brilliant.

So basically, you can order a full kit, which comes with molds to make a custom fitted tray for your teeth, whitening gel, and desensitizing gel.

You mix a tub of white paste and blue paste (quickly) and place it onto the mold tray and bite down so that it gets a perfect form of your teeth. They send three of each, incase you do accidently mess up one. Let me just say the molding process was super messy, there was drool everywhere! But surely you guys can do it better than I did, lol. I also managed to get lipstick all over the molding, which I sent a note apologizing for!

After that, you fill out the little card that comes with it, put it in its packaging and mail it off to get your trays made! Once the trays come in (with a cute little case for it!) you can start using your whitening gel! You just put a small line of whitening gel into your tray, slide it on and let it sit from 30 minutes to 3 hours. img_2025

Helpful tip: build your way up to a img_2026higher time, just incase you feel sensitivity. Then you put some desensitizing gel into the tray for 15-20 minutes, and ta-da.

I am not a coffee person, but I know a lot of you guys are, so this could be something you might be interested in. Or just for you guys who just like keeping a white smile, like me, lol.

My favourite thing about this way of whitening is that its super convenient and because the trays stay on. If you have ever tried whitening strips, then you know how annoying

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they can be and can slide around and slip off. Or teeth whitening where you have to go to the dentist and fork out hundreds of dollars for trays and whitening.

I seriously spend my time whitening when I blog, do coursework or cleaning. I just feel like I am getting so much done that way.

I totally recommend giving it a try, especially if everything else didn’t work out for you like it didn’t for me.

Also before trying, I thought I would drop you a little article. It basically just kind of goes over a couple of things to consider (like how much gel, if you should get desensitizing gel, etc) before buying teeth whitening products: 7 things to know before buying

Also to be helpful, I am going to link you to the video I watched when I was making my molds! Kelli Tanner:How I Whiten

Also, keep an eye out for my next post because it will contain the rules to enter in a giveaway for your very own Smile Brilliant teeth whitening kit, courtesy of Smile Brilliant and I!

I am currently out of state for the holidays but the giveaway rules WILL be post by Friday at the latest, so keep your eyes open!!!


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