Beauty products

Recent Beauty Buys

Hi, friends!  I’m excited to share with y’all some of my recent beauty purchases and my thoughts on them!  I’ve been trying a variety of different products lately, so in today’s post I have a little bit of everything!  If you have any questions about any of the products, please make sure to leave them down in the comments!  I read and comment back on every single one, so know that you’ll hear back from me!

Clinique charcoal mask     Clinique charcoal mask

Clinique Pore Refining Solutions Charcoal Mask

I had been looking for a good charcoal mask, and after reading what seemed like a million reviews, I decide to try this Clinique Pore Refining Solutions Charcoal Mask.  I was really just looking for a mask that would deep clean my pores and leave my skin feeling smooth and fresh. This mask did just that, however, it did not last long.  My skin felt smooth, clean, and soft as soon as I washed it off.  However,  within the next few days my skin felt the same as what it did before the mask.  I think this is a good product, but you probably have to use it every couple of days or at least once a week to get the full effect.  You do get a good amount of product for just $25.  

Mint Julips lip scrub    Mint Julips lip scrub    

Mint Julips Lip Scrub

I have an addiction to chapstick/lip balm (my favorite here!) and cannot stand if my lips don’t feel soft and smooth.  Especially in the winter time, I like to make sure I am taking good care of my lips.  I recently tried this Mint Julips lip scrub and fell in love right away!  First things first, it tastes amazing!  You scrub it on your lips, then you can just lick off the excess (safe to eat!), and it has the most amazing mint taste!  My lips did have a slight tingly feeling after I licked it off, but I liked that because it made me feel like the scrubbing worked!  It comes in a very small container, but you don’t need to use much at all!  I highly recommend this product!

Anastasia Brow Wiz        Anastasia Brow Wiz

   Anastasia Brow Wiz

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz

If you’ve been following me for a while on Instagram and Snapchat (@ahonig33), then you know about a year ago I finally jumped onto the eyebrow train.  I never used to do anything with my eyebrows, and now I can’t leave the house without a little something!  My eyebrows are thin thanks to years of tweezing in my younger years, and I never knew anything different.  (Side note: I have recently been researching getting them micro bladed!  Have any of you had this done?  Let me know in the comments!) I started off using IT Cosmetics Brow Power, and I loved it!  I had never used anything else, so it did what I figured it needed to do!  However, my new favorite eyebrow pencil is now the Anastasia Brow Wiz Pencil.  What I like about it the most is that the pencil is so thin.  This makes it look so much more natural!  Make sure to always get a share or so lighter than your actual eyebrow color.  Do you use anything for your eyebrows?

NYX butter gloss

Nyx Butter Gloss

I know you’ve probably seen this product all over, because I have.  However, I never actually tried it for myself.  I’m so glad I finally did.  This Nyx Butter Gloss is now my go to lip gloss on the go that I keep in my purse at all times!  I have the shade Vanilla Cream Pie, and it has such a pretty pink color!  It’s only $5 and stays on pretty well!  If you’re looking for a budget-friendly lip gloss, I recommend this one!

IT cosmetics bye bye under eye

IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye

Another product I recently purchased is IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Anti-Aging Concealer.  I had heard so many great things about this product, which I’m sure you have too.  I had just been using my Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage for under my eyes, but I received a sample of this product and fell in love!  If you haven’t tried it before, it works wonders!  My concealer worked just fine before, but I’m obsessed with the coverage of this product!  Plus, it has anti-aging technology that your girl needs! 🙂 

Smashbox eye shadow and lip gloss

Smashbox eye shadow and lip gloss    Smashbox eye shadow

Smashbox Cover Shot Eye Palette & Be Legendary Liquid Lip Collection

Disclaimer: I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.  All opinions are my own.

I received two Smashbox products from Influenster to test out, and I was so excited when I received them!  The Cover Shot Eye Palette that I received had the most gorgeous colors in it and some really fun ones, too! (Palette: Smoky)  The colors went on smoothly, and I did not notice any fading as the day went on.  It came in the perfect travel size, and a lot of the colors can be blended together to create more amazing shades!  

The Be Legendary Liquid Lip Collection product I received was the color Moscow Muled.  At first, I did not think the color was for me at all.  It is a very metallic copper shade, and it had a lot of shine.  Not typically something I would go for.  However, after trying it on, I was pleasantly surprised.  It went on really smoothly and felt good on my lips!  I also ended up warming up to the color.  It is unlike anything that I have, and I ended up liking it a lot!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Make it a great week!




  1. Ana

    Anastasia Brow Wiz is my FAVORITE! I use that product every day. Thanks for sharing the other picks! 🙂

    1. Amy Michelle

      I’ve become so obsessed with it!

  2. I really want to try that mask! I’m on a charcoal kick right now!

    1. Amy Michelle

      You should! What other good ones have you used?

  3. Ahh! So many goodies! NYX butter glosses are so good and anything Lush yes!


    1. Amy Michelle

      Thanks, girl!

  4. These all look amazing, I love that pink lip colour

    1. Amy Michelle

      Thanks, Laura! It’s my new fave!

  5. Love the products and I really want to try the charcoal mask from Clinique. Sounds amazing!

    1. Amy Michelle

      Thanks so much!

  6. I have actually tried a couple of these (#1 & #3). I like clinique. Thanks so much for sharing! <3

    1. Amy Michelle

      Thank you!

  7. That lip scrub sounds amazing! I struggle with dry lips and find they need frequent exfoliating, and I love that this product is so good you can actually eat it!
    xo Jannine |

    1. Amy Michelle

      It’s so good, Jannine! You would love it!

  8. I also just snagged the NYX lip stuff!! Love it.

    1. Amy Michelle

      It’s so good, right!?

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