Monday, May 18, 2015

Best Eye Drops - Rohto

It’s getting to be allergy season and I am noticing that more and more often I am reaching for my eye drops. My favorite ones are from Rohto and are in Cool.
These eye drops relieve redness and dryness fast. They also give your eyes a nice cool feeling. The cooling sensation can be overwhelming for some people so I would not recommend using them if you have super sensitive eyes. I personally love them and have never had an issue but I also use the weakest ones. There are two stronger ones that give you an even more powerful cooling sensation, Ice and Arctic. If you decide to try them I would start with Cool and then work your way up?

How do you combat seasonal allergies?

Monday, May 4, 2015

May Hidden Gem: TheBelleAdventures

This month's Hidden Gem is Zerina of TheBelleAdventures. I met Zerina through a Facebook group and love her content. Her videos have a style of their own and are fun to watch.
When did you start your Youtube channel and why?

I started uploading videos to my channel the first week of November 2013. I've always wanted to make beauty videos ever since I discovered the beauty community on YouTube around 2008. It was just something I didn't have time or equipment for until I finished college and found myself with so much free time on my hands. I figured I'd finally take the leap and start my YouTube journey. 
What is the main focus of your channel?

I mostly do makeup tutorials because those are the videos I enjoy watching the most. I'm in no way a professional, but I've realized having a channel is such a great way to track your skill growth, and I believe I've come a long way since I began recording. Other than that, I enjoy filming DIY videos as well. I haven't had a chance to do as many fashion videos as I would like, but hopefully that will change with the warmer weather. I've been thinking about starting a series on my channel and I'm almost done planning it, so I'm really excited for that!

What or who inspires you and why?

I get inspired by people in the community the most. From big gurus, to smaller channels. A lot of people might think running a beauty channel is superficial, but I see them as a vessel for empowering women all over the world. There's nothing wrong in being passionate about this form of art - but I especially respect those who emphasize the importance of loving yourself in your bare skin and feeling as confident then as you do with a glammed out full face of makeup. That's a message that I would also like my channel to portray, which is why I make a point of starting every tutorial with a bare face that I love, imperfections and all. Smaller channels inspire me in the way they keep going and uploading content even though it's so hard to get your channel out there and reach a wide audience. 
What has helped your channel grow the most?

Probably the relationships I've formed with other content creators. I love supporting other people and most often those people reciprocate. Joining Facebook groups geared towards beauty channels has also been a major helping factor. Other than that, I'd like to think the videos themselves are a big deciding factor whether or not someone will subscribe.

What would you like people to know about you?
I use to be a very outgoing person but over the years I've grown more timid and I have cynical sense of humor. Some people who don't understand this about me might see me as off-putting. I know many prefer watching content creators who are bubbly and loud, but that's just not how I am and I'd rather be myself than pretend to be something I am clearly not - that would be counterproductive and exhausting.

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See last months Hidden Gem.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Review: Daiso Oxygen Face Mask

A review on the Daiso Oxygen Mask. It is $1.50 for two treatments which makes it a great bargain. See what I think about it and check out my face full of oxygen bubbles!

What's your favorite skincare product from Daiso?

Monday, April 20, 2015

Dove Antiperspirant Spray

I have been using Dove products all of my life. My favorite products are their beauty bars and their deodorant. When Dove comes out with a new product I always have to try it.
I have always used stick deodorants, which covers your underarm odor. Antiperspirants are different because they prevent you from sweating. Thus, there is no smell to cover up and it prevents the underarms of your shirts from being stained. 

Dove claims it lasts up to 48 hours, does not leave a residue, and will moisturize your underarm. 

~It does not leave a residue.
~ It dries very quickly
~ It smells great. (I have Beauty Finish)
~ It keeps my underarms as moisturized as my Dove deodorant stick 

~It does not last 48 hours. I found that it does work really well for 24 hours but after about 36 hours it starts to fade. This may be based on your activity level.

I’ve seen it in the drugstore for about $7 which seems a bit expensive to me. It is new so I believe the price will go down a little and there are coupons for it right now. 

I give it 5/5 stars. I definitely love this product and will be repurchasing it.

Friday, April 10, 2015

1K Subscribers Q & A

To celebrate hitting 1,000 (1K) subscribers I decided to do a Q & A. 

Thank you so much for all of your support over the years. I really appreciate each and everyone of you.

Monday, April 6, 2015

April Hidden Gem: A1nettie

I met Annette through mutual friends on Youtube. She has a great knack at obtaining free stuff and I love her unboxings.

When did you start your Youtube channel and why?
I Initially Started in 2010 on another channel just to do reviews on things. BzzAgent was failry new to me and I thought why not share my views on products on videos too. That was my main reason for starting my channel was to share my thoughts on products.
What is the main focus of your channel? 
Mostly reviews now. I love beauty and always wanted to go there, but freebies, couponing, hauls, unboxings and reviews are my main things I publish. 
What or who inspires you and why?

My kids inspire me to be good and be kind. The world has so many positive things in it and if you just stop to look it can inspire you to want to do good for others. My job inspires me to want to help others more and be patient. Kindness is a must and compassion is a must, without it we would never have understanding. When I see others helping one another, I want to do it too.

What has helped your channel grow the most?
I think maintaining communication and being friendly to all. Also sharing to different groups at times helps to. It seems to be just content that if you are interested in you will subscribe. 
What would you like people to know about you?

I do this as a hobby and love it. It has taken away from my family at times and have had to put reality in check. I have a family to care and provide for and they are my number one priority, but Youtube is my secret obsession along with my love for anything beauty related. I enjoy interacting with my on line family and friends which is the main reason I love it so much. I have chatted with people all over the world and it's amazing. This is the modern 
day pen pal! Let's keep in touch!

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Friday, April 3, 2015

Walmart Beauty Box Spring Edition

Check out what products I received in my Walmart Beauty Box Spring Edition and only for $5! This is a quarterly subscription service offered by Walmart and you can sign up using this link. (It's not an affiliate link.

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