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Thank you for taking the time to watch my weekly beauty favorites! I hope you had a great week πŸ™‚ Please subscribe if you are new.

Products Mentioned:
Drunk Elephant C-Firma Day Serum –
OR snag this amazing mini set at Sephora for $23:
Youth to the People Kale and Tripeptide 37 Vitamin C Hyaluronic Acid Serum –
LORAC Pirates of the Caribbean Cheek Palette –
HASK Monoi Coconut Oil Nourishing Shampoo –
ZOEVA En Taupe Eyeshadow Palette –
Buxom Full on Lip Cream Blushing Margarita –
Smith’s Tropical Ambrosia Balm (it’s available in the tin at!) –
The Ordinary AHA 30% + 2 BHA 2% Peeling Solution –
The two Fleur de Sante’ serums available for $9 each! Use code “test-serum” at check out!
Test Ultimate Global Anti-Aging Regenerating Day & Night Cream

Videos you may have missed this week:
*Drunk Elephant C-Firma Day Serum Review:
*Youth to the People Kale + Tripeptide 37 Vitamin C Hyaluronic Acid Serum Review:

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  1. Tara Ball
    Tara Ball 2 June, 2017, 07:00

    Would you happen to know if the Coconut Oil shampoo is good for bi-racial hair?? Thanks!! 😊

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  2. Debbie
    Debbie 2 June, 2017, 07:00

    These traumas our children put us through are more traumatic for us than for the child. Sorry that you and Stella had to experience the stapler incident…we went through it, too. Mine made obstacle courses out of household items, and one time climbed to the top of a tall bookshelf. And she tried to ride our dogs when she little. Mine is now 23 and just took up free running, so it never ends.

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  3. JstcountryGirl
    JstcountryGirl 2 June, 2017, 07:00

    Yeah $10 shipping on each one of the Fleur de Sante' serums & you have to order them separately to get the discount….. I pass

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  4. Yevgeniya Mirkina
    Yevgeniya Mirkina 2 June, 2017, 07:00

    Great video as always! Could you please tell us more about the exercise ball? Is it for your posture? Or does just sitting on it actually firms things up? Lol. I'm clueless.

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  5. CC Cook
    CC Cook 2 June, 2017, 07:00

    I was about 5-6 and my aunt bought me a banana stapler. My cousin and I had played with he real stapler a lot, but that banana got me terribly😭

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  6. Kimberly G
    Kimberly G 2 June, 2017, 07:00

    As much as I would absolutely love to know your take on the Drunk Elephant Babyfacial and how it compares to The Ordinary's Peeling Solution, I understand why you aren't going to try it right now and can absolutely respect your position. As a mom on a budget, I too would love to try everything, but can't afford to. I think it's cool for you to show restraint – if you can, then so can I. Lol. πŸ™‚

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  7. snowbird
    snowbird 2 June, 2017, 07:00

    The kids are fine it's the parents who get traumatized. I heard Zoeva is coming to Sephora but NOT in the US. Boo. Love the Blushing Margharita, thanks for recommending it.

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  8. Lisa Rowberry
    Lisa Rowberry 2 June, 2017, 07:00

    Holy cannoli!! I had no idea Hask had liter bottles!! Looks like I need to go to ulta soon! Yet another product you have gotten me hooked on! Xoxo

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  9. Lisa Rowberry
    Lisa Rowberry 2 June, 2017, 07:00

    Holy cannoli!! I had no idea Hask had liter bottles!! Looks like I need to go to ulta soon! Yet another product you have gotten me hooked on! Xoxo

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  10. Lisa Rowberry
    Lisa Rowberry 2 June, 2017, 07:00

    Holy cannoli!! I had no idea Hask had liter bottles!! Looks like I need to go to ulta soon! Yet another product you have gotten me hooked on! Xoxo

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  11. Melanie FromThe Block
    Melanie FromThe Block 2 June, 2017, 07:00

    Totally stapled my finger in elementary school helping the teacher staple papers. I could see the staple behind my fingernail. The school nurse pulled it out and I didn't really get upset until the teacher told me I couldn't staple papers anymore. I followed your link to the Zoeva palette and there was a statement that it couldn't be sent to my shipping country? I'm in the US? I mean I took it as a sign that I didn't need another eye palette (lol!), but thought I'd let you know just in case the link was messed up.

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  12. mandy22f
    mandy22f 2 June, 2017, 07:00

    oh i love that Zoeva En Taupe palette! I wish more companies would do these cool toned palettes! I'm so done with every orange,red and warm browns palette poppin up all the time 😩
    Great video, happy to hear Stella is doing well after her staple adventure! Always surprises me how quickly kids bounce back after bumping, falling etc. 😊

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  13. Felanie
    Felanie 2 June, 2017, 07:00

    Love the drunk elephant, it is amazing. I wish it was cheaper too but I am happy that it actually works. It does for me, anyhow. πŸ™‚

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  14. Simpler Time
    Simpler Time 2 June, 2017, 07:00

    Poor Stella….I've stapled my finger before and it hurts! Have a great weekend.

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  15. Angie Clementine
    Angie Clementine 2 June, 2017, 07:00

    I just got the Youth to the People serum from Dermstore at 20% off!

    Also, "neck meat" is my new favorite phrase. πŸ˜‚

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  16. Cammie Rountree
    Cammie Rountree 2 June, 2017, 07:00

    Have a great weekend πŸ˜€!

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  17. Melinda Stowers
    Melinda Stowers 2 June, 2017, 07:00

    Love your Friday favorites! I am ordering from The Ordinary. I am so excited. I have a very limited budget. I called them and was surprised to actually speakto a "skin specialist" They asked me about my skin type and goals and suggested a skin csre routine. I asked about several other products I really wanted to try and to my surprise they recommended that I only add one which was the caffine and ECGC for under eyes. Also The Ordinary now has a full coverage foundation and a serum foundation. They sold out immediately. They have a back order of 250,000. They told me they should be calling me within 2 weeks to start shipping their waiting list. It has gotten rave reviews, including Wayne Goss. It is $6.90. I can't wait to try it. Thank you so much for everything. You have really helped me. The Ordinary has proven to have integritu. I hope their products work well with my skin routine. They walked me through step by step. Really nice patient people.πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–

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  18. inna n.
    inna n. 2 June, 2017, 07:00

    the code doesnt work

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  19. quiltbugj
    quiltbugj 2 June, 2017, 07:00

    My children (when they were little) tried to shoot staples into each other's mouths. Had to actually take the younger one for an xray because she swore she swallowed one! Several hours at urgent care and no staple found!

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  20. FitFatBrittRNY
    FitFatBrittRNY 2 June, 2017, 07:00

    Which are the two serums again? That is $9

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  21. Lisa Smith
    Lisa Smith 2 June, 2017, 07:00

    We have only one face so honor broke.. at least we will look good…βœ–βœ–βœ–

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  22. Maria Rodriguez
    Maria Rodriguez 2 June, 2017, 07:00

    They have that buxom lip gloss at sephora I saw it on the website.

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  23. Matthew Wilson
    Matthew Wilson 2 June, 2017, 07:00

    girl, from what i hear, the only difference between the baby facial and the ordinary peel is the lower aha percent and more soothing agents in the baby facial. If your skin can handle the ordinary, then the baby facial is a pass. lol i love the ordinary peel i have super strong skin hahaha i even use the 23 percent ascorbic acid

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  24. Shannon1623
    Shannon1623 2 June, 2017, 07:00

    Stapled my own finger once at work. Had to have a co-worker pull it out. Once it was out I was good to go. It does only seem to hurt when the staple is in!

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  25. Amber Sahul
    Amber Sahul 2 June, 2017, 07:00

    Just purchased the Fluer de sante global anti-aging day and night cream with code test-cream. The cost was $9 and shipping was $10, so total $19!for a $75 cream!!! Unfortunately the serum and cream code don't work together, but if you place a second order you can use the test-serum code. Regardless this is a great deal! Looks like they're already sold out of one of the serums. Thanks for sharing MelanieπŸ˜€

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  26. A Little Night Makeup
    A Little Night Makeup 2 June, 2017, 07:00

    Have you tried the Wet Brush? I love it on my hair, but I bet it would be great for kids as well.

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  27. Diana Lee
    Diana Lee 2 June, 2017, 07:00

    Isn't it crazy how fast kids heal?! So much faster than we do. And thank goodness they're so resilient!

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  28. Susan Torres
    Susan Torres 2 June, 2017, 07:00

    You have me addicted to Buxom glosses 😬 blushing margarita is sold out 😭

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  29. Faith Eldridge
    Faith Eldridge 2 June, 2017, 07:00

    I ordered both the serum and the cream. How could I pass up such a great deal? My only concern is that I may like them too much. I'm not sure that I would be willing to pay the $75 and $59 regular price. 😊 Thanks so much for the reviews and the links for the discounts.

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  30. Aden J Purcell
    Aden J Purcell 2 June, 2017, 07:00

    That thing you mentioned about vitamin c staying in skin for 72 hours – that applies to all vitamin c serums, so C-Firma isn't unique in that respect.

    If you want a deep penetrating vitamin c, look for Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, which is a fat soluble derivative and penetrates 3 times deeper than ascorbic acid. Sunday Riley uses this derivative in Rapid Flash Brightening Serum but The Ordinary also has a dupe 'Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate 20% in Vitamin F' (same derivative, different name).

    Ethyl Ascorbic Acid is another deep penetrating derivative (it's both water and fat soluble), and Hylamide C25 contains it. It actually has some unique effects, not seen in regular Ascorbic acid, such as promoting nerve cell growth and reducing chemotherapy damage. It's generally considered stronger than ascorbic acid, and more potent at inhibiting melanin.

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  31. Palladio 1500
    Palladio 1500 2 June, 2017, 07:00

    A staple in the finger is just the tip of the iceberg! πŸ™‚
    BTW: I have had three Drs now tell me that there is something in Neosporin that is damaging to the skin. I know, I used it forever, but you can buy a tube of Triple Antibiotic for cheap at the drugstore and apparently that is what is recommended to keep around now. Cheers!

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  32. Lisa Quam
    Lisa Quam 2 June, 2017, 07:00

    Just ordered the fine line serum. Had to pay shipping but still a good deal! Thanks! Have you tried Buxom full on lipstick? It is matte finish and looks like a lip pencil. Anyway that has the nice minty tingly effect too.

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  33. Shabby Bex
    Shabby Bex 2 June, 2017, 07:00

    For the fleur de Sante the links are not working can't find the offer in their page?

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  34. Shelby Garcia
    Shelby Garcia 2 June, 2017, 07:00

    I just ordered the Fleur De Sante fine line minimizing serum! I'm 34 and have deep lines on my forehead already so hopefully it helps because I'm very self-conscious of them. Thanks for the heads-up on the sale!

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  35. Mindy Byrd
    Mindy Byrd 2 June, 2017, 07:00

    love the drunk elephant line just started it one week ago. I really enjoy watching your videos keep up the good work πŸ˜ƒ

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  36. KarlawithaK
    KarlawithaK 2 June, 2017, 07:00

    Been watching you for about 2 yrs. and only recently added you to instagram. I just have to say, your posts on IG cause me to bust out laughing. I'm not big on all the social media channels but ❀️my YouTube and your channel. ( no Snapchat- gotta draw the line somewhere). Thank you for all your posts and hard work. Have a great weekend!

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  37. Sherry P
    Sherry P 2 June, 2017, 07:00

    it's amazing how we do well in the midst of a injury and then fall apart afterwards lol. I'm a nurse and it's happened multiple times with my 3 sons!

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  38. MsAntigonaki
    MsAntigonaki 2 June, 2017, 07:00

    Have you done any derma-rolling/microneedling? I'm interested in your take on the process.

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  39. Becky Nelson
    Becky Nelson 2 June, 2017, 07:00

    Ouch! Maybe if she wants to make books, you can get her a hole punch and she can put them in a 3-ring binder or even just one ring at the top πŸ™‚

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  40. Marleen G.
    Marleen G. 2 June, 2017, 07:00

    Trust me, there's gonna be worse things than stapling a finger. One of these days (in the far far future), you'll think back on this day and think, if only it was a stapled finger. LOL. πŸ˜‰

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  41. Renee Brown
    Renee Brown 2 June, 2017, 07:00

    What to serums was it? The two links you provided take you to the same page with all their serum is listed. I added one to my cart and it gave me a discount but I can't find the other one.

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  42. melindalovesscentsandbeauty
    melindalovesscentsandbeauty 2 June, 2017, 07:00

    Sephora has buxom blushing margarita in the regular full on lip cream line up!! So maybe it's here to stay!!!πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

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