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NYX BB Cream Beauty Balm??

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NYX BB Cream Beauty Balm
NYX BB Cream Beauty Balm

I purchased NYX BB Cream Beauty Balm about 1 year ago. It looks like the BB Cream is still good for use. It doesn’t have a smell or feel tacky. I decided to give it a go again. Why?? As I was using my elf Flawless Finish Foundation without a primer, the foundation looked dry and accentuated fine lines and wrinkles on my skin. I could see patches of my skin care products (that I applied to my skin, that I let soak in) balling up. That simply means the skin care + foundation was rolling off of my face! Devastating! :'(

NYX BB Cream Beauty Balm Swatch
What NYX BB Cream Beauty Balm looks like

I realized I still have a BB Cream sitting around untouched. Lo and behold, NYX BB Cream Beauty Balm to the rescue! For some odd reason, it worked this time. I didn’t use it as a BB Cream. I used it as a makeup primer only. The tint to this BB Cream was completely useless. It doesn’t cover anything on the skin, but I didn’t care. I wanted to see if it worked as a primer or not with my new foundation — elf Flawless Finish Foundation.

What I did was follow my morning regimen, let my skin care products soak into my skin, apply NYX BB Cream Beauty Balm, then apply my elf Flawless Finish Foundation. IT WORKED. The foundation looked smooth, natural, and matte. I’ve been doing this for three days straight to see if my skin will react negatively or not. So far, no breakouts and no signs of irritation. My skin looks good. My makeup looks flawless! I love how my makeup looks sooo natural. With the elf Flawless Finish Foundation, the NYX BB Cream Blemish Balm worked.

I’m glad I gave NYX BB Cream Blemish Balm a second chance. I will continue to use it as my primer if it doesn’t break me out. Have you used NYX BB Cream Blemish Balm before? Did it work for you? Share your thoughts!

Reviews below may be updated at any time. If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment. 🙂

Posts on elf Flawless Finish Foundation & elf Brightening Lavender Face Primer:

First Impression: elf Flawless Finish Foundation

Update: elf Flawless Finish Foundation + Makeup Primer Review

elf Brightening Lavender Face Primer

(Old) Posts on NYX BB Cream Beauty Balm:

NYX BB Cream Beauty Balm

My First Time: NYX BB Cream Beauty Balm

Review: NYX BB Cream Beauty Balm

Love, Jen

Larabar Coconut Cream Pie

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Larabar Coconut Cream Pie
Larabar Coconut Cream Pie

So I’m giving the Larabar Coconut Cream Pie another chance to redeem itself. Check out my previous review right here.

Larabar Coconut Cream Pie:

Nutrition Facts & Ingredients: Dates, Unsweetened Coconut, Almonds, Cashews, Extra Virgin Coconut Oil.

Larabar Coconut Cream Pie, Nutrition Facts & Ingredients
Larabar Coconut Cream Pie, Nutrition Facts & Ingredients

Here’s another heavy bar from Larabar. It’s thicker and more dense in comparison to many others. It’s made out of unsweetened coconut, nuts, and extra virgin coconut oil. The last time I had the Larabar Coconut Cream Pie, I thought it was average. Again, I still think it’s average. It tastes exactly like what’s in it. That is, coconut shreds and coconut oil. Surprisingly, there isn’t a lot of whole nuts in this bar. It’s mainly coconut shreds. The coconut oil gives it that soft and creamy texture. Well, not too smooth, but more like that oily texture that makes it smoother. As I said in my last review, it could be creamier. I think the Coconut Cream Pie would be good for coconut lovers though. Keep in mind, it’s healthier than the actual pie. For me, it’s not bad. It’s just not the best of the best. I prefer other Larabars out there.

Have you had Larabar Coconut Cream Pie before? Share your experience! Leave a comment!

Photos of Larabar Coconut Cream Pie:

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