Outfit of The Day: January 19, 2018

Hello and happy Tuesday!

Today I have another outfit of the day or OOTD to show you! Just like last time this one is also going to be a gym version attire.

So to begin I decided to curl my hair for the pictures, but as soon as I get to the gym these curls are sadly going up into a bun.

I am wearing this red pull over. Its thin enough to workout in and it sort of has that distressed look which I like.

I am wearing some black tights from the brand BCG, which if you had read my previous OOTD post you would know its one of my favorite brands because of how affordable it is.

I am also wearing my favorite Nike shoes these have the rose gold/metallicy Nike symbol, which I think are so cute!

I also had my LG wireless headphones, but I did not get a picture of them. I absolutely love listening to music when I workout and I am not a huge fan of headphones with wires hence my wireless headphones. Lol

Lastly I am wearing my Fitbit Alta, which I love. I am obsessed with counting my steps and seeing how many steps I can put in a day!

Well I hope you enjoyed reading my OOTD and I hope you make the rest of this week a great one!

-Ashley N. Barron

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Links so we can match: Curler |  Fitbit

Product Review: Batiste Dry Shampoo

Hello and happy Saturday!

Today I wanted to review the Batiste Dry Shampoo. I purchased this item about a month ago and it has been my best friend!

When I was younger I use to straighten or curl my hair every single day, which now seems time consuming for me. Now that I’m in college and I don’t really have that much time and energy I make sure to either curl/straighten my hair for at least two days.

This dry shampoo has been my go to for the last month and I am so glad I purchased it.

The only bad thing about this item is that when you apply it you need to make sure theres a good distance between you and the spray. My first time using this product left me with white spots, but it was my fault, because I was a bit too close.

This item can be purchased at Ulta for $7.99.

This smells so good and clean hence the name ‘Clean and light Bare’. A little goes a long way and I especially love how it just absorbs all the oils! It’s quite amazing! It leaves your hair looking like you just got it done! Plus they don’t test their products on animals which is so awesome!

This is actually my second day with my curls so of course I used my Batiste dry shampoo.  It left my hair feeling clean, soft and fresh! I am now a huge fan of this and definitely recommend if you are looking for a new dry shampoo!

– Ashley N. Barron

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Links: Batiste Dry Shampoo

Recap of the month: December 2017

Hello and happy Tuesday!

Today I wanted to do something different and show you my posts from Instagram for the month of December. Kind of like a little recap of the month!

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On this day we were celebrating my dad’s birthday! He turned 46! We spent that whole day getting everything ready, because we were planning on having a party to celebrate his big day!

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My boyfriend and I were able to take this super cute polaroid picture of us. This is definitely one of my favorite pictures of us. It is simple yet very special to me.

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On this amazing day it snowed! It usually never snows in South Texas, but on this day it did! Best day ever, especially since I got to make a snow angel!

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And of course had to take a cute little family portrait. I mean look how cute Logan (the dog) looks!

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We were trying to put up lights this day and ended up with this super cute picture instead!

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And of course I needed one of myself messing with the lights. Lol.

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I took pictures this day for my first OOTD post and I really liked this photo.

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And we also celebrated 4 years and 5 months this day! Crazy how fast time flies!

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Posted about my second Influenster Voxbox! I love, love, love receiving voxboxes from them it is so exciting!

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Posted this cute picture of (from left to right) my sister, aunt, me and cousin. ( This was a throwback picture from December 2, 2017)

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Ended December by sipping on some pink moscato while waiting to ring in the new year!

I hope you enjoyed reading my little recap of the month as much as I enjoyed reminiscing.

-Ashley N. Barron

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What I got for Christmas!

Hello and happy Monday!

I hope everyone started the week on a good note!

I know Christmas is over and has been over for about two weeks already, but I wanted to show you what I got for Christmas!

So let’s begin!

I am a huge Starbucks fan. I practically spend my whole time there, whether I am in school or during the break. Most of my family knows this by now, so I received a Starbucks gift card from one of my aunts, which I already used.

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I received this cute Christmas wine glass from one of my cousins. I put it to use once I received it. Lol.

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I also received this awesome ColourPop Palette, which I plan on doing a review on! Fingers crossed!

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I received this cute Nautica pajama set from my boyfriend’s mom. It’s a light baby blue color with tons of snowflakes. Perfect for the winter! They are so comfy and I’m a huge fan of pajamas sets!

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I also received one of my favorite body sprays from my little sister! Its the perfect size since I usually like carrying body mists in my purse for emergencies! It was a gift bundle which came with a body spray and a hand cream!

From my parents I received a two hundred dollar gift card from Academy Sports + Outdoors. With that I was able to purchase a good amount of clothes! I mostly bought workout clothes, because I was in need of new gym attire.

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I love the brand BCG, because their clothes is super affordable and comfortable. I got this cute BCG gray workout shirt. I believe I purchased this item for $12.99. I also purchased some black tights, which I actually wrote about in my last OOTD blog post. The last BCG item I purchased was this gray sports bra. I have never purchased their bras before and I was so surprised when I first used it. Definitely my new favorite bra.

I am a huge shoe lover of course, so I had to purchase some shoes! I was able to purchase two gorgeous pairs of shoes!

 

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I purchased these light gray with the metallic Nike symbol. I had actually seen these shoes when I was out of town, but they sadly did not have my shoe size. I had to wait till I got home to purchase them.

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Last but not least these gorgeous shoes! I had been wanting some white converse for the longest time. I was always so afraid of purchasing white shoes, because of the fact that they get dirty easily. I finally decided to go for it and bought them, and I am so glad I purchased them! They are my favorite shoes at the moment.

So that is it for what I got for Christmas. I hope you enjoyed reading, and like always, make this week a great week!

– Ashley N. Barron

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Links: White Converse

OOTD | Gym Outfit

Hello and happy Wednesday!

Today I wanted to quickly show you one of my outfits for the gym.

For todays gym session I have my favorite Columbia jacket. I feel like this jacket is a little too thick to workout out in, so I usually take it off once I get to the gym.

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I also have one of my favorite gray Nike Dri-fit long sleeve. I purchased this item at Academy Sports + Outdoors for about $50. I love this item because it fits well and is so comfy!

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I love listening to music while working out, so I use my LG wireless headphones. I received these as a Christmas gift last year and I use them every time I workout. I love them because I’m the type of person who hates using headphones especially when the cords get in the way. I feel like its just an accident waiting to happen, especially when doing cardio!

I also have my Fitbit Alta on, which is awesome cause I’m able to track my steps, which I enjoy doing! It helps me stay active and it just looks cool!

I have some black BCG tights on. Their tights are my absolute favorite because they are super affordable and look like every other black tights out there without breaking your wallet. I purchased these for $12.99, which is an awesome deal if you ask me!

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Last but not least I have my black Nike Pegasus shoes that I have owned for over two years!

I hope you enjoyed reading this quick OOTD and have a great day!

-Ashley N. Barron

2017 Recap

Hello and happy Tuesday!

2017 was a chill year, but a great year. I just want to show you how my year went!

January

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I began 2017 with my amazing boyfriend. This was our second new years kiss with many more to come! Fingers crossed!

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This was also the month I began working out, but I still ate what I wanted!

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Ended January by having a cute frozen yogurt date with my little cousins.

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February

I took tons of pictures of my dog. Look how cute she is! Lol

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For Valentines day I decided to surprise my boyfriend with a fun water balloon fight.

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My parents even surprised my boyfriend with a new puppy, which we named Logan.

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And of course started school. Props to my boyfriend for this awesome photo!

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March

Logan had his first puppuccino, which he loved!

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Took him for tons of walks.

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Went out to eat with the whole family,

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and ended the month by visiting my boyfriends family in Corpus Christi.

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April

Began the month of April by celebrating my cousin’s baby shower to celebrate the arrival of baby Sebastian.

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Three weeks later baby Sebastian was born!

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Ended April by celebrating my little cousins birthday at her favorite place Peter Piper Pizza!

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May

Started off May by studying for my organic chemistry final exam.

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Went to San Antonio to watch a Spurs game and took a picture with the biggest spurs fan!

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Went to the Natural Bride Wildlife Ranch in San Antonio, Texas and fed a buffalo!

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Watched a ton of old videos with my grandma. (Those are my parents on Jan. 1, 2001)IMG_3820.JPG

Went bay fishing with my family in South Padre Island, Texas.

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And ended the month by celebrating my boyfriend’s mom’s birthday.

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June

Started June by watching my little sister graduate from high school,

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and my cousin!

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Celebrated my sisters big achievement by having a party!

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I even rode a mechanical bull!

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Ended June by celebrating my 21st birthday!

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July

Started off by going to Las Vegas for the first time!

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Had some awesome cupcakes at the Paris Hotel.

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Took tons of pictures with my boyfriend,

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and we even got a caricature done for us!

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Ended July by trying crawfish for the first time!

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August

Started August with the thought of starting a blog,

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while someone just didn’t stop growing!

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Ended August by starting my blogging journey!

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September

Started this month by adding a new addition to the family,

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and of course school had begun!

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Was able to see my boyfriend’s aunt, who I just adore, since a long time ago.

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October

Started October by celebrating my grandpa’s birthday,

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and my boyfriends birthday!

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Ended this month by carving a pumpkin for Halloween.

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November

Spent a whole lot of time going to Starbucks because of school.

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Took Lulu to the dog park for the first time, which she loved!

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Traveled to Corpus Christi, Texas to spend Thanksgiving with my boyfriend’s family,

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and ended November by going to work!

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December

Started December by celebrating my dad’s birthday,

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and I even got to hold baby Sebastian for the first time! He wasn’t too thrilled of me.

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Took a cute polaroid picture, which is now my favorite picture of us, with my boyfriend.

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Even got to make a snow angel (who would’ve known!)

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And finally…ended the year the same way it started!

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I hope this next year is just as amazing, and I can’t wait to be able to show you what 2018 looks like.

-Ashley N. Barron

Snow Day in South Texas!

Hello and Happy New Year!

I hope you all had an amazing day today!

For those of you that don’t know I’m from south Texas and the last time it snowed here was on December 24, 2004, approximately 13 years ago! 13! I was only eight years old and I still remember bits and pieces of that day. Though we did not get a lot of snow it was enough for us to call it a white Christmas!

After 13 years on December 8, 2017 it finally snowed here again and it was so beautiful! I did what any other person who hasn’t really seen snow would do! Take pictures! I took tons of pictures/videos. I even went driving around the whole town just to take pictures and to admire the beauty of it.

Here are some of the pictures I was able to capture on this beautiful day!

I wasn’t quite sure whether it was going to snow but after some time it just started snowing!

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It did snow very softly at first. At one point I wasn’t sure if it was snow or just rain.

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But after a while it just started pouring and the site was beautiful.

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My dad even called me from work and asked me to take a picture of his oldie truck the one he swears to fix one day. Lol

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My mom also called me and asked me to take a picture of the house.

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I even drove past campus to see what it would look like with all the snow.

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And I’m glad I did, because it was gorgeous!

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It was like something you see out of a Christmas movie. People were building snowman and having themselves a good old fashioned snow ball fight. What I was most excited about was making a snow angel! Let me say that making a snow angel with jeans on is not a good idea. I nearly froze my butt off. Lol

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All in all, it was an amazing day. One I will remember for a long time.

– Ashley N. Barron

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Christmas Shopping Haul

Hello and happy Thursday! I hope everyone enjoyed the holidays!

Before Christmas I did a little shopping for some presents! I am definitely going to shop ahead of time next year. All the stores were crazy packed!

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The first store I went to was Victoria’s Secret and that store was excessively packed. I was quite amazed how they didn’t run out of stuff. I was especially amazed at the workers there, and their ability to deal with so many people.

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This year I wanted to get my aunts and older female cousins gifts. I never get them anything, so I wanted to do something nice for them. At Victoria’s Secret they had a fragrance/mist special. Usually their mists are about $18 each and I was able to get them for $6 each! I purchased not one, not two, but ten of their fragrances for only $60. At regular price I would’ve paid $180 for all ten fragrances, which is ridiculously expensive for me! Thank goodness for their promotions!

I also purchased two of their travel size fragrances for the price of one! All in all, I saved a total of $195, which is kind of a bargain if you ask me!

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Since I did spend over $75 I was lucky enough to receive a free tote! The retail price for this cute tote was $58, and I was able to get it for free! I also think the tote would make a cute christmas gift.

The next store I went to was Old Navy. I haven’t been to Old Navy in the longest time, but since I had heard an awesome promotion that they were having I decided to give it a go!

I purchased a really cute long sleeve for my cousin. The retail price for the long sleeve was $14.99 and I was able to get it only for $6! I also got two items for my boyfriend. He had told me that he had been wanting an army green sweater. I was so luck to find the perfect sweater for him, especially since it was the only one left in his size. The retail price for this sweater was $30 and I was able to get it for $10! Lately he has also really been into flannels so I also got him a flannel.

All in all I saved around $51 for these three items!

I then went to the dollar tree to buy a little bit of stuff for the goodie bags that I had planned. I really love the dollar tree when it comes to holidays/birthdays because they sell awesome decorations/knick knacks for a really affordable price!

The last place I went to was Ulta! I absolutely love this store, because they have pretty much all beauty products whether they’re sold at Sephora or at a grocery store. I only got two items from this place and they were not gifts for anyone. I was actually in need of these products.

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I purchased the Batiste dry shampoo. This is actually the first time I purchased this item and I am hoping I will like it. I also purchased some beauty rounds. I tend to use these to apply my concealer.

That is it for my shopping haul. I hope you enjoyed reading this post as much as I enjoyed shopping for these items! Have a great day and happy holidays!

-Ashley N. Barron

 

Influenster Voxbox

Hello and happy Saturday! I hope everyone is having a great day and making it a good one!

I’m so excited to announce that I have received my second Influenster Voxbox!

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Exactly two weeks ago I received an email from Influenster saying that I was accepted for their Suave Naturals voxbox! I’m always using suave products so I was so excited to hear that I was going to receive two full size suave products for free!

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I received the almond and shea butter lotion its retail price is $2.94. I was also lucky enough to receive the avocado and olive oil body wash! Aside from the two full products they sent me a cute little green loofah. A total retail price of $8, being both delivered and given to me for free? Totally awesome, and something I definitely recommend you all look into.

So here are my reviews on the two products.

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Avocado and Olive Oil Body Wash: I was so excited when I received the Avocado and olive oil body wash! I was especially curious as to how they were going to make a body wash smell like avocado! To my surprise it smelled very clean and smooth! It was not a strong scent like some other body washes. I especially loved how it left my body feeling. My skin felt so smooth and moisturized. This product is definitely a new fave of mine!

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Almond and Shea Butter Lotion: Now, I have used this product before, and can attest that it’s a very good moisturizer! It’s a great product for anyone who deals with dry skin, whether it be on their face, legs, arms, etc. This product will leave your skin feeling nice and smooth if repeatedly used. The smell is amazing and a little bit of this product really does go a long way! I can assure you that this bottle of lotion will last you for a good while!

Overall using these two products will leave your skin feeling healthy and happy!

Also, if you are not an Influenster user I highly recommend you sign up! You won’t regret it especially when you receive your first voxbox! I also want to mention that Influenster does not ask for any type of credit/debit card, like so many other companies out there.

If you decide to sign up here is a link to get you started:  www.influenster.com/r/3023422

Thank you so much for reading and happy holidays!

-Ashley N. Barron

I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.

Links to Products:

Almond and Shea Butter Lotion

Loofahs

Mascara Review: They’re Real by Benefit Cosmetics

Hello and happy Thursday!

Today I wanted to write a review on the mascara They’re Real by Benefit Cosmetics.

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I’ve always heard many amazing things about this mascara, so I decided to give it a try.

Now I’m the type of person who loves both length and fullness when it comes to my eyelashes.  But if I had to choose one I would take fullness over length!

If you’re looking for a mascara to give you that long and beautiful length that your eyelashes deserve than this mascara is totally for you!

I’m not going to lie, when I first tried this mascara I was disappointed. My bar was set so high for this product since I’ve heard nothing but good things, but after using it a couple of times and applying more than one coat I fell in love!

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For the past couple of years I’ve only used one mascara and I guess I forgot that different mascaras give you different looks. I know it’s silly and so obvious, but I had fallen into a routine with this old mascara of mine. In the past I’ve purchased other mascaras and non have been as good as my old one until I got my hands on this one!

This mascara is definitely one of my top five beauty products!

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The retail price for this product is $36, but I was able to get it for $24! It also came with a mini, which is a pretty awesome deal if you ask me! You can have one at home and toss the other in your purse/backpack for emergencies.

When applying this product make sure not to accidentally get some of the mascara on your eyelid, especially if you have eyeshadow on. It’s pretty tough to remove if you make a mistake.

Overall this product is definitely worth it! With the holidays around the corner this would make a great gift/stocking stuffer for anyone who is a mascara lover!

I hope you have a beautiful day and thank you for reading!

-Ashley N. Barron

Link to product: They’re Real by Benefit Cosmetics

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