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Mini Borghese Haul

I did a little online Borghese Haul because they had a sale where you got 50% off gift sets so I got 8 1 oz tubes of masks and creams for $13 and that included shipping!


Here’s what I got!

Borghese Fango Active Mud For Face and Body – I reviewed the Borghese Fango Active last year and I still love it! Below is a jar that I bought previously. This mud dry like a clay and really works to purifying my skin.


Borghese Fango Purificante Purifying Clay Cleanser –  This light grey cleanser has naturally-sourced clay and Phytic Acid, polyphenol-rich plant extracts and antioxidants help refine, soothe and smooth. I like using this cleanser when I have break-outs.

Borghese Fango Purificante Purifying Clay MaskThe Purificante Purifying Clay Mask also help when my skin is experiencing a break out!

Borghese Fango Delicato – This is a nice light green mud for delicate skin. It has Aloe Vera, Oat Protein and Mango Butter for hydration. It also has Olive Fruit and Chamomile Extracts for dryness.

Borghese Gentle Foaming Gel for Bath and Shower – This luminescent blue gel has a wonderful strong scent with Thyme, Comfrey, Chamomile and Cornflower. It makes my skin feel so soft!

Borghese Tono Body Creme – This body cream is more like body butter to me. I feel soft and I get great hydration!

Borghese Crema Saponetta Cleansing Crème – The cleansing cream comes in a gift set and the orange formula smells so good and leaves my skin fresh and clean.

Borghese Equilibrio Moisturizer – This non-oily moisturizer works great on my skin in the Summer as it does not look greasy.

I also created a short Mini Borghese Haul video.

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Bonnie’s November Beauty Favorites

I decided to start a monthly “Favorites” post to share some of my favorite go-to products for the month. I feel like there is a Fall theme in these products. Here are my favorites for November!


Bath & Body Works Marshmallow Pumpkin Latte Ultra Shea Body Cream – This cream has been my daily favorite for November. It’s smells amazing and more than one person has asked me what I was wearing. Time to put it away tomorrow in favor of Magic In The Air for Christmas.

Lush Mask of Magnaminty – I love this minty kaolin mask for Fall. It’s done wonders on my dry skin. I reviewed it in June and it’s still a favorite.

Urban Decay Vice Lipstick in Amulet – I can’t get enough of this bronzey metallized shade. It’s perfect for Fall and has a Harry Potter feel to it. Here’s my full review.

Urban Decay Perversion Mascara – I love the big bold lashes I get from this mascara. It’s very luxurious. Here’s my full review.

NYX Bright Idea Illuminating Stick – I’ve been using this NYX Illuminating stick almost everyday. I just put a touch above my cheeks for a bright look. Here’s my full reviewfull review.

Clinique Cubby Stick in Lots ‘O Latte – When I don’t have time for full eye make-up I just applied a little of this eye tint for a beautiful look. Here’s my full reviewfull review.

Laura Geller Baked Blush in Pink Grapefruit – More Laure Geller Baked products are on my Christmas wish list. This blush is a beauty! Here’s my full review.

Borghese Eclissare Color Eclipse ColorGlass Lip Gloss – I use this for a touch of shine when I got out! Here’s my full review.

Here are my favorites on my face (minus the Borghese Gloss). I literally did a 3-minute make-over after spending the day raking up the November leaves!


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Borghese Eye Shadow Quad and Bronzer Highlighter Duo Review

The second thing I want to review from my Borghese gift set are the Eye Shadow Quad and Bronzer Highlighter Duo. These are from the Borghese Ready to Wear Fall 2016 Color Collection.

First I want to say that I’ve been using Borghese since 1986 when they were Princess Marcella Borghese. The only issue I have with this set is that it was Made in Taiwan which surprised me a great deal because I thought all of Borghese was Made in Italy. I also just checked my Liquid Eyeliner and Mascara and they were Made in the USA.

What’s to love?

Eyeshadow Quad – I love the colors in this set. The shades are beige, a rusty orange, purple and gold. All four of the colors are a metallic shimmer and have great pigmentation. They are very smooth and fine powders too. One cool thing about this palette is that you can mix the colors with a brush because there are no separate pans.

Bronzer Highlighter Duo – This duo consists of a shimmery cream and a bronze powder. I am in love with the cream because it’s the exact shade that I need for my fair skin. It looks so bright and pretty on my fair skin. The bronzer is a bit dark for me but it’s still a beautiful color.

I am very happy with both products, they are a nice addition to my Fall collection.

Price: I paid $11.80 f0r this entire set because Borghese had a 40% off sales and I got free shipping which was amazing.


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Borghese Eclissare Color Eclipse ColorGlass Lip Gloss Review

I got a super cool Borghese gift pack this week on sale with some nice make-up items I’ve been wanting. First up is the Eclissare Color Eclipse ColorGlass Lip Gloss in Brightside. This one retails for $21.50.


What’s to love?

This super shiny lip gloss is going in my holiday collection. Eclissare Color Eclipse ColorGlass Lip Gloss  is the shiniest lip gloss I have ever owned and while I wouldn’t wear it every day it looks really pretty for special occasions.

The Brightside shade is basically clear with major glitter and shimmer. The photo does not do it justice. You can wear alone or over a color for more shine. The product makes my lips look like glass and you do need a few coats to achieve this look.

The gloss smells like peaches which is kind of cool and it is a true gloss, meaning that it feels a bit sticky. If you’re used to lip gloss it’s normal but if you’ve been wearing mattes it might feel a bit strange at first. I personally love the feel, I think it hydrates my lips.

Overall I give this product a 10 for the amazing shine.

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Borghese B Lip Gloss Review

The Borghese B Lip Gloss is super pigmented and beautiful. I got this full-sized product as part of a gift set and it’s called Shimmer Berry.


What’s to love?

The Borghese B Lip Gloss is a great formula with plenty of pigmentation and shine. One thing about Borghese is that sometimes they include colors in their gift sets that you can’t buy individually and this is one of them.

Shimmer Berry is perfect for Fall and holiday events and I like to wear a little of this if I’m going out for dinner or a party. It’s got full on shimmer in the form a tiny, tiny gold specks and is a rich burgundy (with a hint a pink tone) shade.

This lip gloss is on the thicker side so I need to do a little clean up around the edges or wear a good liner. I love the shine I get from this gloss and it feels nice on my lips, it’s very moisturizing for the cold weather. I also fell like this luminous color has good staying power for a gloss.

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My $9 Borghese Gift Set Find

Every so often Borghese has these amazing sales where you get 40% off. So I just picked up The Classic Collection Gift Set for $15 – 40% which came out to $9 plus I got free shipping which was an amazing deal. Here’s what I got!


CremaSaponetta Cleansing Crème – 1 oz. I actually got this set because of the Cleansing Cream. I use this about 3-4 times a week in the shower on my face. It leaves my skin soft and smells amazingly earthy.

Fango Active Mud Mask – 1 oz. – The Fango Mud is one of my favorite clay masks. I did a review here: Borghese Fango Active Mud Review. This stuff is awesome!

Cura Forte Moisture Intensifier – 0.25 oz. This product is new for me and I can’t wait to try it out. It’s supposed to be very hydrating.

Mini B-Gloss in Rosetto  This lip gloss is beautiful in a shimmery pink. Can’t wait to try it.

Mini Superiore State-of-The-Art Mascara in Black I’ve never turned down a mini-mascara! This one looks great and I’ll be sure to review it soon.

So there you have it! A $9 gift pack that made my day.

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Borghese Cura di Vita Protettivo Protective Moisturizer SPF 15 Review

The Borghese Cura di Vita Protettivo Protective Moisturizer SPF 15 is a great Summer find and it smells amazing!


What’s to love?

Borghese is one of my tired and true products that I’ve been using for 30 years. This high quality face cream is one of the lightest I’ve used. It feels amazing on my skin and smells fresh and earthy. I truly love the smell of Borghese products.

This formula has Vitamins C and E and Squalane, Bisabolol and Hyaluronic Acid for moisturizing.

I spread a little on my face before I go to the pool or other outdoor sunny events for a little protection. I know you’re supposed to use a higher SPF but this one suits me fine.

I usually buy a Borghese Gift pack and get a bunch of products for a lower price. Just go to their website. Borghese also has amazing sales where sometimes you can get 30% or 40% off the Gift packs so I usually stock up when there is a sale.

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Borghese Fango Active Mud Review

Today I tested out the Borghese Fango Active Mud for Face and Body. I love the Borghese line and the Fango mud delivers a great face mask.

If you love clay mud masks you’re going to be crazy for the Borghese Fango Active Mud for Face and Body. This green mud mask is a true clay mask that exfoliates and nourishes skin.

The mud is easy to apply, I applied a thick coating on my entire face and the smell is earthy with a light fragrance. I left the mask on until it was completely dry (about 15 minute). If you wiggle your nose after it drys it will crack like dirt which is an odd feeling.

I removed the mask with hot water using a wash cloth. Be aware that your wash cloth will turn green. It does take awhile to get this mask completely off your face and it’s a bit of a messy process. Once the product if off your skin does feel really soft and clean.

I would definitely use this mask again, it’s great for a deep clean.

If you’re looking to try out Fango get a gift set online when they are having a sale.

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Borghese Gel Delicato Gentle Makeup Remover Review

Back in the 1980’s Borghese was Princess Marcella Borghese (who was an actual person). Marcella Borghese was friends with Revlon founder Charles Revson and he helped get her cosmetic line up an running. Later the company reorganized as just Borghese.

As a teen I LOVED their line. I was a huge fan of Duran Duran, Adam Ant and every other New Wave European artist on the planet and wearing Princess Marcella Borghese made us teenage girls feel like we were a part of that culture. So much fun.

Anyway, I still love using Borghese. Today it’s less about bold color and more earthy. I can immediately recognize the Borghese scent which to me smells like what I imagine a fine European Spa smells like, I can even picture Simon Lebon there (now that’s geeky).

One of the products I love is the  Gel Delicato Gentle Makeup Remover.


Gel Delicato is a thin gel that easily takes off makeup without leaving a residue. I don’t use this everyday, just when I’m wearing dark eyeshadow or mascara. It does the trick and leaves your face smooth and nice smelling.

Here’s a great tip for getting Borghese for less. They frequently have sales that offer 20% or 30% off. Wait until a sale and get a Gift Set with the discount which will give you a lot of products to try out. Their gift sets change frequently and I often get nice ones in the $10 range AND shipping is always free which I love.

Yes, and now I’ve got Duran Duran’s Girls on Film in my head.