On The Go First Impressions: Garnier Skin Renew BB Cream

Sooo… I was bad and bought something when I was running errands. I didn’t need it, but I wanted it! Horrible, I know. But sometimes you need a break from being frugal!

Anyway, I purchased the Garnier Skin Renew BB Cream while I was out running a quick errand. BB Cream generally stands for Blemish Balm or Beauty Balm. BB Creams are like moisturizers that have a lot of extra beneficial skin properties as well as pigment. Sometimes they are pigmented enough to be used like a foundation and other times like a tinted moisturizer, it depends on the brand.

I decided I would film a quick on the go video showing my first thoughts…. while I was still in the car. Silly idea, I know, but it was fun! I hope you enjoyed it.

It did seem to stick onto my dry patches and then make non-dry areas look oily. When I got home I still thought it was oily looking but my skin was definitely brighter and more even as the description states. The first review I saw of this product was from pleasanppl, watch her review here.

I think if I apply it using a damp sponge (I mentioned the Beauty Blender a few times but I was actually talking about the Sonia Kashuk Blending Sponge) it wont look cakey so I’ll try that next time. Also, setting it with a powder should get rid of the shine.

I’m going to experiment with it more and report back at another time. I love the smell and consistency so I hope I can make this work well for me, it has a lot of potential.

The Garnier BB Cream can be purchased for $11.99 at Target (It was $12.99 at CVS).

Have you tried any BB Creams? Share your thoughts in the comments!


If You Have Something Nice to Say…

Last weekend, while on vacation, I came to realize a new motto.

As you know, I believe that “Kindness is the best accessory” (it’s written all over my blog!). Too me, it means that no matter what you are wearing or how you look that day, nothing shines more beautifully than a kind heart. Spreading kindness could be anything from picking up a piece of trash left on the sidewalk, giving someone a hug when they are having a bad day, dropping off a bracelet you found (that you’d like to keep) at the lost and found, or sharing an embarrassing story with someone who just felt very embarrassed. Kindness and helping people isn’t about donating money to charities (although that does help). It is more about what you can do to help people in your everyday life.

Now all of you have heard the phrase “If you have nothing nice to say, don’t say anything at all”. It really got me thinking last weekend. How come the opposite isn’t true?

Often I’ll complement someone in my head. Isn’t that weird? I’ll think things like…

Her shirt is a lovely shade of purple.

I love that necklace.

She has great hair. 

Why do I only think it? When I’m having a bad day and someone randomly complements me, I feel a little brighter. I realized I should extend that courtesy. People need to start saying “If you have something nice to say, say it aloud”.

At first it was strange talking to strangers but then with each person I talked too it got easier. I felt like everywhere I went, there was someone I could make smile.

I challenge you to try it this week. It not only helps others feel better but focusing on the positive will make you feel happier as well.

Have you spread kindness today?

P.S. This applies when you are on the internet as well! I feel like I don’t comment on enough blog posts or YouTube videos even though I always think about how much I liked their post.

My Glam Bag February 2012

My Glam is a beauty subscription service (costing only $10 a month) where you get deluxe sized and occasional full sized products.

This month’s My Glam Bag came with a $100 gift certificate to NuMe! That’s insane considering each bag only costs $10! I was so sad I didn’t get this a little sooner because I just bought new styling  equipement. But, my loss is your gain because I am giving away my gift certificate! Another item I am giving away is the X Out Shine Control moisturizer, along with the matching Wash-In Treatment (review). I have dry skin so if I put shine control on my face I think my skin will explode! I’ve linked the products directly below but you can also find the some of things in my Glam Bag at Target with these coupons,  if you prefer, and save some money.

Other products from this month’s glam bag:

Premier Instant Stretching and Revitalizing Mask
Premier Concentrated Facial Serum 
Freeman Feeling Beautiful Facial Enzyme Mask, Pineapple
NYX Roll on Shimmer, Green

Do you guys enjoy seeing what I get in my My Glam and Birchbox each month? Or would you rather not see them since we all get similar items?

Kindness is the best accessory,

Portions of this blog post have been sponsored.