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Amazon Beauty Finds // January Best Sellers

I recently became an official Amazon Beauty Influencer, so exciting!  As part of my commitment to you all and Amazon, I will be sharing the best-selling seasonal products for each month!  

Chapped Lips

As the temperatures cool, dry skin and hair are skincare priorities!  My daughters have severely chapped lips; they use and love Burts Bees 100% natural moisturizing lip balm.  With over 73K 5 star reviews, you know your lips are in the best hands.

Dry Skin

For dry skin, I use a full-body moisturizer that works well for the whole family, such as the  CeraVe Moisturizing Cream.  I LOVE hand creams; I keep them bedside and in my car; my current favorite is First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream.

Dull Hair

The cold weather can cause hair to become brittle and break more easily.  To prevent breakage and keep your hair looking healthy all year round, try the best-selling Olapex Bonding Oil.  This non-greasy oil is perfect for frizzy, dry hair.

Along the hair care lines, I wanted to drop a pitch for the Tea Tree Shaping Cream.  This unisex hair cream has a flexible hold that is perfect for managing flyaways.  Both my daughters and my husband use it!

With a few more months of winter ahead of us, add these skincare solutions to your cart, and rest assured that you are using the best of best products available to you!

Your Chick,

Rina

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DIY Eyebrow Grooming

If you are reading this post, there is a good chance that you are female, over 27 years old, maybe a mom, and need some serious grooming. If the last two years have taught me anything, it is how to take care of business (aka my eyebrows) myself. After not going to the salon for threading for over a year, I saved a lot of time, but I also saved a lot of money by problem-solving my brows. 

About three years ago, I got micro-blading done (see the photos and full post here), and until I can get them re-done by the same aesthetician, I have been using these four tools to keep up with my brows.

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Eyebrow Pencil By Benefit

I have talked to many of my friends and we all agree that even our eyebrows thin out over time. I fill mine in daily with this pencil by Benefit (#5) to combat thinning eyebrows.  

Many other pencils on the market have similar colors and price points, but not all of them last as long as this one does. After testing them all for you, this one is the clear winner. It also doubles up as a quick eyeliner if need be; try it!

Nair Wax Strips

These gentle strips are perfect for even the most sensitive skin and get rid of the more thin and fine hairs that you can’t get with tweezers and scissors.

CALA Tweezers

Speaking of tweezers, this CALA set is by far the sharpest and most precise tweezer set I have ever used! I used to use Tweezerman until I discovered these; now, I keep a set in my car, too, for touch-ups on the go.

Flawless Hair Remover

I own about five of these! My tweens use the Flawless to groom their eyebrows and upper lip. Even my husband has used it! It is the easiest and most painless way to remove unwanted hair on the face quickly. Add this to your cart and keep it in your car; it will come in handy!

I hope this post delivers on something you need to put your best face forward every day. For more of my favorites on Amazon, check out my storefront!

Your Chick,

Rina

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Quest VS. Atkins VS. Built Bar – Which Low Carb Snack is the Best?

Since starting Chicks and Salsa I have been fortunate enough to collaborate with several companies who have helped me along in my Keto Journey. Quest, Atkins, and Built Bar, and Splenda are among them. After trying a variety of snacks from these companies I have a few thoughts about where the strengths and weaknesses lie for each.

This post is in no way sponsored and please note that I am not a nutritionist. This is simply a personal review based on my experience with these companies over the past few years. If you have a bias towards a low carb or keto-friendly diet, read on.

QUEST NUTRITION

In my opinion, Quest wins on a variety of flavors that favor people who love super savory foods. From their dessert bars to their chips, and shakes, everything tastes great. HOWEVER, there is a noticeable ‘protein-y’ taste similar to the one that you would expect from a traditional protein shake detectable in everything they have. I don’t mind it, but my husband and friends don’t all love it. To try my favorites from QUEST, click below.

ATKINS

When my daughter was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes and I started to learn about carbohydrates and seeking out carb-conscious snacks, Atkins was my first stop. They really have a delicious collection of snacks, these Sweet and Salty clusters are a favorite as are these ‘peanut m&m’ candies. I quickly realized, however, that I have a sensitivity to sugar alcohols that upsets my stomach. Atkins uses a sugar alternative called Maltilol which is known to cause gastrointestinal issues. Atkins is great but needs to be eaten in moderation. Also of all three companies, I am reviewing today, their ingredient list is the longest- which I don’t love.

BUILT BARS

I remember when I first tried these, I was convinced I had found the best bars out there. Built Bars truly taste like a candy bar with the texture of a Milky Way. Even though the flavors are great, after a while the texture kind of starts to ‘get old.’ I keep a few of my favorite flavors around but only indulge in these once every week or two.

SPLENDA

I truly prefer Splenda ten out of ten times to Stevia. Above all, for coffee drinkers, their creamers are literally the best. They are not available for sale in my local grocery store so I shop them on Amazon.

For other low carb and Keto tips, check out my posts below!

Your Chick,

Rina

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