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So, I have a few things I have to tell you about. I have bought a few things lately that have changed the way I view life. Well, not really. But they are amazing! Check out these new favorites under TEN dollars!
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One, I have found the perfect cardigan for under $10. This baby, my friends, is only $8.80 at Forever 21 and is incredible! It is the V-Neck Cardigan, and I love it! I got two (black and light pink) in medium. I am normally a small, but I was worried that F21 sizes wouldn’t treat me (a more mature customer than most of their population) so well. Screen Shot 2013-11-19 at 9.50.22 AM

And, it is perfect! It is a little loose, but I like it that way – with a touch of coziness. It is well made. It is very flattering. And, I love it. Anyway, I think I know my newest favorite cardigan!

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Also, I have found my newest favorite lip. If you remember, I am not a lip person. In fact, I really hate lip gloss. I like my lips matte, long-lasting, and just a little moisturizing. On top of all that, I have very pigmented lips, which means that a normal “nude” lip looks like I smeared light makeup all over them. Not a great look. So, I have been in the market for a matte, moisturizing lipstick that I can wear everyday – a “better than my lipcolor” lip!

MomTip: Use this hair dryer (that is taking the world by storm) to wash your hair at night, and style it in the morning! I sleep with my hair in a wet braid, and this hair dryer revives my hair and completely style it in under 10 minutes. It's a game changer.

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And, I found it. It is Revlon’s Matte Lipstick in Mauve It Up. Seriously people, this stuff is amazing! It is matte, so it doesn’t create a glossy shininess. It is moisturizing, so doesn’t dry my lips out like a lipstain. It is pigmented enough to enhance my lipcolor – not really mauve at all. And, it lasts! I have been using it every day – and each day I am amazed. And, it is cheap. On Amazon it is $.35 (plus shipping). I am not kidding, people. I love it!

Screen Shot 2013-11-19 at 9.54.10 AMLastly, I am a little wierded out to tell you about this one.  I bought the acclaimed Indian Healing Clay from Amazon.  Apparently, it is the “World’s Most Powerful Facial” for Deep Pore Cleansing.  It has LONG been one of Amazon’s Best Sellers as a #10 beauty product with over 1,300 reviews.  I am always looking for new facial products for my pores, so I finally dove in and bought this one that has been sitting on my wish list for a few months.

It is a clay powder that you mix with equal portion of Apple Cider Vinegar – and apply as a regular facial mask.

Y’all.  It is amazing.

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It really cleans out those pores – nothing like the other masks I reviewed for the Five Minute Facial.  My pores were minimized, and my whole face felt refreshed.  I totally recommend it!  Oh, and it is $7.36 with free shipping.

Every now and then, I just need to share all the wonderfulness with you!  Have a great day!