Sequin Gowns & Mermaid Crowns : April 2015

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Neutrogena Naturals Makeup Towelettes #WipeForWater

It's been a while since I've gotten to do a full review on a product, but the waiting is over! I'm excited to have been given the chance to review the Neutrogena Naturals Purifying Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes, courtesy of Influenster!

As you know, I often lament about the struggle that is finding a half decent makeup remover that meets my standards.  I am very picky, and my liquid eyeliner is very stubborn.  So you can imagine how quickly I jumped at the chance to test out these babies.

First, let me talk about my initial reaction.  The texture was nice, but I was a bit hesitant because they aren't very wet like most makeup wipes.  They also smelled really good, which was a bonus.  Also, they are natural and help to conserve water, since you don't need to wash your face after.  So from the get go, good impression.

Btw, my shirt says "Licensed Shark Trainer"

Then I got to take them for a spin.  I am a girl who varies on the amount of makeup I wear.  Some days it's the bare minimum, others I use just about every product I own.  So I need something that is versatile: heavy duty enough to get everything off, but not harsh on almost bare skin.  These wipes really hit the nail on the head.  They take off all of the makeup residue and leave you feeling squeaky clean.  Now, of course if you're wearing waterproof mascara or a crap ton of eyeshadow you're going to have to scrub a little to make sure you get it all.  But the importance here is that these wipes will get it off.  I've had other wipes where I will stand there scrubbing at my eyeballs until I think I'll rub them clean off trying to get off my mascara and then after I wash my face I have a nice little halo of sludge under my eyes.  Probably one of the most frustrating things a girl can encounter.  This has happened to me on occasion with the Neutrogena wipes, but mostly because I was being lazy.  Also, the fact that they are not super damp did not make a difference here.  They were plenty wet to easily slide on your face and give you that fresh, clean feeling.

Look at that gunk!
At this point, I've been using the Neutrogena Naturals Purifying Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes for a couple weeks and I have to say I love them!  They get the job done, while helping the environment, using natural ingredients, and taking a step out of my evening process (thank. god.) making them a hit in my book! Much thanks to Neutrogena & Influenster for choosing me to review this great product!

Head over to to take the pledge to clean your face without using water!

Also, make sure you check out my #WipeForWater board on Pinterest to learn about more ways you can help conserve water and more information on the towelettes!

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XO, Briana

Monday, April 27, 2015

A New Chapter

Hey Everyone!!

I'm aware that it has pretty much been radio silence from me for the past month or so, and for that I sincerely apologize. However, I do have a pretty good excuse.  In the past couple of weeks, I've completely uprooted my life.  I moved from Philadelphia back to Myrtle Beach, started two new jobs, and I'm still processing everything.  Including unpacking all of my things!  I have a LOT of clothes.  So that's what I've been up to recently.

As emotionally horrible as it was for me to leave my job at Nordstrom, which I loved, I am excited for my two new jobs!  I'm now happily employed at Tommy Bahama, which is totally chill and awesome, and I'm also working at a brand new lululemon which will be opening this weekend!  That has been a definite rush.  Getting to be a part of something new is so exciting, and I know that most of my paychecks will go right back to the company.  (Side note: If you've never bought lululemon clothes, you are seriously missing out!) I'm learning so much and it's really been a great time!!

Aside from my crazy adventuring, I haven't forgotten about my blog here!  I'm planning on some new and exciting things, and I'm stoked to start writing about life at the beach! So stay tuned for more of my usual posts, but also even more cool stuff!

XO, Briana