The Best Facial and Beauty Products for College Students: Under $100

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I’m a college student, young mom, who also works from home. I take online courses and work from home (for a small business). With the mixture of my soon-to-be 6 month old infant, my 4-year-old toddler, work and school work, I try to not look sleep deprived. Beauty products are a must-have to keep my face feeling and looking refreshed. I’m extremely lucky to have great youthful skin, and I’d like to keep that for as long as possible. These are a few beauty and facial products that I currently use and have been working great for me.

My Skin Type: Dry & Oily
It’s a love/hate relationship

Clarisonic Mia 1Clarisonic Mia 1 Facial Sonic Cleansing System $99

The Clarisonic has saved my skin from all the dirt, grime, contamination that secretly hides in my pores. I don’t have acne but I do have those annoying black heads ಠ_ಠ and everyone knows those aren’t lovely. Every month, when my visit from mother nature is near, I always get a break out somewhere on my face. Now that I use the Clarisonic  Mia 1, I’ve noticed less dark spots, my face is clearing up, and feeling extra soft. It’s worth every penny!

FarmHouse Fresh Pajama Paste Yogurt Mask FarmHouse Fresh Pajama Paste Yogurt Mask $18.90

One of my favorite paste masks, hands down is the FHF Pajama Yogurt Mask with wild Honey and Oats. It tightens my facial skin, reduces redness and instantly makes me feel like I had a mini face lift. After applying this face paste, I wait a few mins and wash it off with warm water. It smells delightful, you can feel your pores shrinking. The jar is recyclable, the product is 99.6% natural, paraben free, and sulfate free.

Eyebrow Kit & Make Up Wipes

I’m not one to get home and take my bra off, a simple quick face clean, removing make up off my face works well for me. I don’t use heavy beauty products on my face, I’m a serious face touching person. Therefore, I usually have a powder foundation, bronzer, and a hint of tinted lip balm. I’m not a brand snob when it comes to the make up wipes, if I find an affordable pack for $3, you’ll find that in my beauty purchase. Eyebrows highlight your face, it’s usually hard to come across a decent eyebrow kit that has all of the tools that you need. A quick eyebrow fix and you get a boost of confidence.

Clinique Moisture Surge $34.05 

The Clinique Moisture Surge is tiny but packs a great punch! You only need to apply a very minimal amount to keep your face rejuvenated, refreshed, and moisturized. I also have a few other Clinique products: the make up remover, moisturizer, and toner. However, the Moisture Surge and Almost Lipstick Black Honey are my absolute favorite products from this line.

Beyond the Comfort: Underwear for Men

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photo credit: Instagram #TommyJohn

There’s nothing sexier when I’m preparing dinner and my eye-candy comes walking into the kitchen with briefs that show off his package and a clean crisp undershirt. Women have a sweet spot for men in fitted underwear that simply, glorify the boys.

It’s not attractive when you see baggy boxers or crumbly fabric peeking out of a mans pants, we prefer that first layer to be fitted and sleek. Women are on the fashion wagon and men are jumping on board too, I haven’t come across a fellow who doesn’t like to feel good-looking and comfortable. My husband isn’t a fashion statement type of guy, he likes his simple style that can be worn during any season of the year. He’s happy with a comfortable fitted boxer briefs and an undershirt that prevents bacon neck.

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Day to-day life goes beyond mens fashion, it’s about comfort. Your gentleman’s underpants set the mood for your hunks day. If my husband is uncomfortable, constantly adjusting himself (which he hates to do), the day may not be in his favor. Women have multiple options for undergarments, comfort comes in a variety of pieces. All of the fabrics designed for us ladies hug, soften and shape our bodies. There’s a variety of comfortable and fitted boxer briefs that define the masculine body of a man.You can’t go wrong with chive green trunks! My man is a former Military Personal, he’s naturally attracted to the military, camouflage, fall green color. I love that there is a variety of styles, neutral colors and most importantly, comfort with the undershirt mens wear designs.

“the second best thing to put your junk in” #TommyJohn

The next time you get a view of your eye-candy in briefs, they know you’re looking straight at the boys. Send them a compliment, every man needs Tommy Johns underwear.

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Packing a Diaper Bag for TWO: Infant👶 and Toddler👦

I’m a new momma to an infant and toddler (or soon to be preschooler)! I am that mom who hates to carry bulky diaper bags & overly packed items. Now that I’m a mom of two, I want to keep my Skip Hop diaper bag as simple as possible. Less is more. Here are some items I have in my bag for both of my babies:

  • 5+ Diapers (newborn)
  • 2 Pull-Ups  (toddler)
  • 1 change of clothes (toddler)
  • 3 onesies, 2 sleeper, 1 hat (infant)
  • Wipes
  • 1 burp cloth
  • 1 bottle -infant
  • 1 reusable bottle – toddler drink
  • Water bottle
  • Formula can
  • Sunscreen
  • Pacifier
  • Wallet
  • Cell phone & charger
  • Snacks
  • Changing mat

81U2VINB1zL._SY355_The diaper bag I have is the “Skip Hop” just as shown in the photo above, I absolutely love it! The chevrons make it usable for boys and girls, gender friendly. It has straps that connect to your stroller, adjustable shoulder strap and enough pockets for basic essentials. My favorite part is it is thin and tall, not bulky if you pack it nicely. It’s perfect for a family of one or multiples.

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I also carry a small lunch bag size bag, which is a bottle insulator bag that I use as my “quick: lets go” kids bag. Sometimes I’ll use my purse instead of my diaper bag. Here’s what I carry in the small “Lets Go” bags:

  • 3 diapers
  • Small wipes
  • 1 onesie
  • 1 pull up
  • 1 toddler gym shorts
  • 1 bottle

What do you carry in your diaper bag? Any tips you can share? Drop a comment 😉