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Mascara Monday.

With the new month here, I am starting a new feature: Mascara Monday. It's one that I actually started YEARS ago, in 2007 in fact. I never followed through, but I am going to be this time, at least for the summer. This one is going to be a bit different though. This one is going to highlight many of my favorite mascaras, ones that I may have even reviewed in the past, mixed in with new ones.

In collaboration with this feature, I am going to start a new Pinterest board called Mascara Monday as well. Do you follow my boards on Pinterest? In case you are not, follow me here: Beautiful Makeup Search on Pinterest. On my Mascara Monday board, I will pin all of my mascara posts that I have written over the years, along with others from some of my favorite bloggers. Hopefully this will help you find your holy grail mascara.

Check back later today to see a review of one of my favorite mascaras.


Head to the Beach with the LUSH Beach Box.

Happy July! I'm sure many of you are headed to the beach soon, or sometime this summer. I will be later next week and can't wait! At the beach, comes a whole new beauty routine and LUSH has created the perfect little kit to get you there and back. This is the LUSH Beach Box.

The perfect beauty box for the beach: LUSH Beach Box

Packed with all the ocean-inspired essentials you’ll need to get squeaky clean, smooth skin and sexy, wonderfully scented hair, this set is perfectly portable and packed in a little box with handle. Also, how great would this be as a hostess gift? I know I'd love to be the receiver.

The Beach Box includes:

Ocean Salt Face & Body Scrub – Washing with Ocean Salt is like taking your face on a trip to the beach. Formulated with fresh avocado and coconut (yum) hydrate thirsty skin, while the antibacterial effect of lime and vodka clears pores.
Sea Spray – This sea salt, sea water and seaweed spritz holds hair in place, adds shine and gives body for a beach-beautiful look. A gorgeous orange flower, grapefruit, neroli and rosewood blend perfumes the spray. I think this would be great to use this after the beach to add a little texture and refresh hair.
Seanik Solid Shampoo – You know how you hair can feel crusty after a day at the beach? Soften locks and add shine with this mineral-rich, sea salt volumizing shampoo. It's made with special seaweeds to nourish the hair.
Dream Cream Lotion – This best-selling product contains every ingredient nature makes for soothing skin. A calming blend of oat milk, lavender and chamomile care for irritations, reduce redness, and banish blotches. Olive oil and cocoa butter are especially great for using if you've spent too much time in the sun.
Sea Vegetable Soap – Get the ocean and sand off with this Sea Vegetable soap. It'smade with skin softening seaweed topped with a crust of sea salt to give your body a good scrub down.

LUSH Beach Box sells for $29.95 and is available in LUSH Stores and online at LUSHusa.com.


COVERGIRL Flamed Out Mascara Review.

I am a HUGE fan of COVERGIRL mascara. I have used just about every one that have, with my latest fave being LashBlast Clump Crusher Mascara. I have been using it daily since I tried it late last year. At night, I use it with another mascara for really bold - look at me - lashes. I almost didn't want to try their latest Flamed Out Mascara because I just love Clump Crusher so much, and didn't really have the need for another. But I've been hearing such good things that I just had to give it a try.

COVERGIRL Flamed Out Mascara Review

Flamed Out Mascara is very different in a big way - the brush. Just take a look at how different it looks. It is made with a thick nylon and wire brush with a little wedge, or indent in the middle. It was designed this way to more evenly coat lashes and deposit the mascara pigment all over lashes. By doing this, it helps to add a lot more volume to lashes, and helps them curl up and out at the same time.

COVERGIRL Flamed Out Mascara Review

COVERGIRL Flamed Out Mascara Review

Flamed Out is available in the following:

  • Very Black Blaze
  • Black Blaze
  • Black/Brown Blaze
  • Brown Blaze

I found that I need a good two coats with Flamed Out Mascara to get my lashes looking how I like them. To apply, I brush up, like normal. For the second coat, I sort of roll the wand up my lashes. This is easy to do because the little indent sort of hugs the lashes. My lashes look great all day while wearing. I experience no flaking, smudging, or clumping.

Will it replace my favorite Clump Crusher mascara? I like Flamed Out a lot and I am more than impressed with it. For an everyday low maintenance, light makeup look, I'll probably use Clump Crusher. But for anything else, it will be Flamed Out for sure. I am also going to try layering both Clump Crusher over Flamed Out for lots of volume when I want a more dramatic look.

COVERGIRL Flamed Out Mascara Before & After

COVERGIRL Flamed Out Mascara is available at your favorite drugstore and mass retailer now. It sells for about $5.99.