03 July 2015

How to Kick Zits to the Curb With Rojukiss

Acne has always been a major problem for me. 

Once I hit puberty I had a pretty bad problem with acne all over my face. It ranged from simple little whiteheads that were easily handled to terrible what looked almost like cystic acne.

My mother assured me that it would eventually go away on it's on like hers had. 

Wrong.

So very wrong.

Instead of going away on it's own, I was forced to find ways to deal with it. Birth control was one way, but I tried so many different products to get rid of my acne. 

I thought that the Neutrogena acne kit I used a few years ago, but I've got something that has it beaten.

Rojukiss AC Clearing Overnight Spot treatment has taken my face game to a new level.

 

02 July 2015

Beta-Salic 2.0 Cream Review

I got my haul yesterday from Wishtrend. The main reason I made the order was for the Beta-Salic 2.0 cream from Chica y Chico. 

I love love love this cream. 


As you can see, it's a daily dead-skin-control facial cream.

You just apply it at night after you've done your toner and it helps to take care of your blackheads, uneven tone, even rough skin. 

I'd used this twice with samples and I knew I had to have a full tube of my own.



The tube is a nice size, so this will last you quite a while. 


And this is the product smeared on my hand. 

Total, I'd say the size of a nickel will cover my whole face. 


The beautiful part is it is very quick absorbing and it's not sticky. Sticky creams are one of my biggest pet peeves. They make me feel icky.



There are some warnings I must give you with this product: 

- You must wear sunscreen while using this product. It essentially takes off the first layer of skin, making your skin much more vulnerable 

- Use a foaming face wash when you wake up. This will add moisture to your skin, as it may be a bit irritated. 

- Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize. With that top layer of skin gone, you will have to add extra moisture back to your skin. 

- Do not exfoliate while using this product. It already exfoliates your skin as you sleep, and exfoliating even more will just make your skin mad and red. 



This is a picture from last night before bed, with nothing but the cream and some pinky powder on my zits. 


And one from this morning. 


Both of these are untouched so you can get an idea of what the cream did. 

I'll be sure to keep posting pictures periodically so you can see the progression of using this product. 

(The Pinky Powder is amazeballs, btw. That mountain on the bridge of my nose was Mt. Fuji sized last night. This morning it was nothing more than a mole hill.)

The main differences I can feel are definitely in my nose area. I always have a little zit next to my nose ring and that was gone this morning. My nose in general looks so much clearer than just using my normal product routine. 

Pros: 

- Gets rid of blackheads 

- Smooths skin like it's nobody's business

- Evens tone

- No more flaky skin on the sides of my nose

- Results appear overnight. Literally overnight. 


Cons: 

- Leaves my skin a little sensitive after use



Some people have reported a little tingling, though I have not experienced that. 

Right now, it's a beauty steal on Wishtrend, so get it while it's cheap! 

I've never had a cream that has shown me results this quickly. I can honestly say that this is definitely a miracle cream. 


I want to show you exactly why I chose to purchase this. Thank you, Eunice!




What is your miracle cream? 


Disclosure: I purchased this product with my own money. Any opinions are my own.


01 July 2015

Korean Beauty Hauls!

I ended up getting two of my most recent orders in today, and it felt like my birthday!


The first is from W2Beauty. As always, had a great experience with Alice and my order came very quickly, maybe two weeks tops. 


I ordered:

1. Peripera Peri's Tint Water in shade 2
2. It's Skin Babyface Petit Blusher in shade 1
3. Innisfree Eco Safety No Sebum Sunbloc

All of the extras there are freebies I got with purchase. There was a piece of grape hard candy in there, too, but the moment I opened the box I ate it! I have no idea what it is but I got one in my last order from Alice, too, and it tastes soooo good.


And my Wishtrend order!


In this order, I got: 

1. Enca Pinky Powder (it's an acne treatment)
2. Chica y Chico B-Salic 2.0 (it's a miracle cream, trust me)
3. Berrisom Animal Masks (I got the multipack)
4. Rojukiss AC Clearing Overnight Spot treatment (Same thing as the Pinky Powder - I'm gonna compare)
5. Rojukiss Whitening Lotion

The other goodies are freebies that I got with my order. Under the Enca box is a Klairs Rich Moist Soothing Sheet Mask. 

Now I'm just waiting on my order from Etude House to get here ^^

In the coming days I'll have full breakdowns of each haul, and eventually reviews on all of the products. 

I'm so excited! When I got the text message at six this morning that both of my boxes were in my city I got so happy. The waiting until the afternoon when the mail came was so hard XD


Have you tried any of the products I ordered? Let me know what you think if you have!


It's July! New Deals From Wishtrend

Is it July already? 

Where has the summer gone so fast? 



New month means new deals from Wishtrend


10% off Orders of $55 or over when you use wishjuly2015

Free gift with any purchase!

Wishtrend is amazing about giving out gifts with purchase, and this month you get the Lei Lani Pink Mochi Clear Nose Pack. 

Kiss your blackheads goodbye with this three step nose pack. 

Step one clears your pores, step two whisks away those pesky blackheads, and step three closes your pores. 

I get blackheads so bad, especially during the summer months, so I cannot recommend this nose pack enough.


First time shopper? 

If you're a first time shopper with Wishtrend, use promo code 03199307 to get a $5 voucher toward your very first order. 


To make the savings go even further, don't forget about one of my favorite places in the store:


Shipping can get really expensive, especially if you are shipping from Korea to the US. I love shopping in the free shipping zone. There is always something in there that I love. 

If you are a first time buyer, this place is perfect for you to use your $5 voucher. You get money off, plus free shipping. You can't beat it. 

You also receive free samples with every order. I cannot tell you how many things I've fallen in love with thanks to the free samples. The Chica y Chico cream I love so much? Found it through a free sample. (Psst - it's a beauty steal right now; get 40% off of this miracle cream!)


Let's continue to have a great summer and stay beautiful!





29 June 2015

More Fiber Lashes: Illegal Length by Maybelline

Today I come with another fiber lash mascara, but this time in one step.

I received a random gift goodie bag in the mail, and this Illegal Length Fiber Extensions mascara by Maybelline was one of the things that was included.

I'd never tried a one step fiber lash so I had to experiment with it, just like I did with the Mia Adora fiber lash I wrote about last week.


27 June 2015

Head to Toe Lip Essentials from Beauteque

One of the things I had stick with me growing up in a moderately poor household is a love for coupons and a great bargain. 

If it's one thing that you will find at Beauteque, it's a bargain. 

I've shopped with them once before and gotten a great bargain on some face and hand creams and masks, so when I went back and saw a lip essentials bundle, I had to get it. 

26 June 2015

Sunburn Solutions From Wishtrend + Sun Safety

Summer is officially here! (At least according to a calender, it's been summer in Florida since....I don't recall having a winter!) For the next few months it will be hot days filled with outdoor activities like going to the beach or the zoo and family gatherings.

One of the biggest worries I have about summer is sunburn and sun damage. I am very fair, and twenty minutes in the sun will leave me looking like Mr. Krabs from Spongebob Square Pants. 



Wishtrend to the rescue!

Always on top of each season, Wistrend has released a Sol-Kit, which is a sunburn/after sun care kit. This is perfect for all skin types and will help to care for your poor sunburned skin with ingredients like aloe and vitamin e. 


In this kit you'll get four full sized products to pamper your skin and bring back moisture, as well as soothe. 

Love Wins!

Today is a monumental day. Love won, the US Supreme Court ruled in favor for marriage equality!

This is monumental for such a judgmental nation that I live in. 

While we may be known for being the land of freedom, we are the 21st country to legalize same sex marriage. 

As a member of the LGBT community, I am at a loss for words. If I could throw happiness everywhere, I would. 

Today is a day to celebrate love and equality!


23 June 2015

More Dry Skin Saviors: Rosehip Oil


Summer doesn't always scream dry skin to most people, especially with how humid it is. I live in what is considered a subtropical to tropical climate and it can get so humid here that you sweat your makeup off before you even leave the house. 

Even still I get dehydrated very easily, and so does my skin. My elbows and knees are the worst year round. 

Oils have been a complete savior to me. My sister from another mister introduced me to oils since she's got super dry skin. 

One of my recent favorites has become rosehip seed oil, mainly because it makes my hair look amazing when I use it with the argan oil I favor so much. 


Like most of the oils I use, this also comes in a dark glass bottle to preserve the oil. It's very solid glass, which is a good thing with my clumsy self. I've dropped it on my concrete floor and it simply bounced. 

It also has a very handy glass dropper so you can get the exact amount of oil that you desire. 


The oil looks very watery, but once you get it in your hands and move it around it almost feels creamy to me. Once you start to distribute it wherever you desire the color fades away and leaves you with a very soft, almost earthy smell. 

My boyfriend says it smells like olive oil, but when I smell it I think of days spent playing in the garden and the smell of plants and soil. It's quite calming. 


This is my ponytail after I applied some of the oil. The ends are going to look dead until I cut them off, but the rest has a brilliant shine. It keeps my divorced ends in check and makes my hair glimmer, thanks to the bleached out red tone it is now. 

I always apply it only at the ends, never at the scalp since I have oily hair to begin with. 


This is a true powerhouse oil when it comes to skincare because all of the different things you can use it for. 

It can correct sun damage, can help with skin issues like eczema, reduces the look of scars, helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles, and can actually help to even your skin tone. 



Here are a few of my favorite tips for using this oil: 

- Use it after you bathe so it absorbs into dry skin quicker
- Apply to only the ends of hair so it doesn't make your hair look greasy
- To use it as a facial moisturizer, use it after your usual skincare routine instead of creams
- Use as a makeup remover. It removes makeup like a champ and leaves your skin moisturized. 
- Kick dry feet to the curb - put it on your feet and slip on some socks before sleeping



To get your hands on this oil, head over to Amazon.com



Disclosure: I received this for review purposes. All opinions are my own. 



False Lash Look Without Falsies





I don't know about you, but I can't put on false lashes for anything. They end up wonky and I feel like poor Gia Gunn. 


True story. 

Thank goodness for Mia Adora 3D Fiber Lashes!

21 June 2015

More Weird Facts About Me

Since it's moderately early on a Sunday morning, my boyfriend is at work, and the kids are elsewhere, I figure I may as well share some more strange and weird facts about myself! Since I blog, I like the people who read this to know more about who I am, about this weirdo who's writing about makeup and whatever else comes to mind. 


Ok, let's get started. 

20 June 2015

My Everyday Makeup Routine

Hey, dolls!

The other day I got my Head To Toe Lip Essentials bag from Beauteque, and had to play with it. I've been feeling really yucky so I haven't really been wearing my makeup much but I wanted to feel pretty. Just to see how it looks, I taped it!

I'm still rather inexperienced at making videos, but here it is!


Here are the products I used: 




Mia Adora 3D Lash Fiber Lashes




This is something that I would do if I was going to class, or just going out and about in town. If you click on the items, it will take you to where you can purchase it!

No link to the mascara yet, I'm going to do a full tutorial on how to use the fiber lashes in the next few days. 

If you live here in the US, I cannot recommend Beauteque enough. They are very quick. When I ordered my lip essentials, I got it within three or four days! They are based out of New Jersey, so if you're close you'll get your products ASAP. 

They are currently doing a killer giveaway that is open internationally!


Look at all of the goodies! Click the image to be taken to the giveaway so you can enter ^^


I hope everyone has had an amazing weekend, and we'll talk again soon!






19 June 2015

Let Argan Oil Transform Your Hair

It's no secret that I love oils. 

I have a pretty huge collection of them, and use them for all sorts of different things. 


I was raised in my aunt's health food store, and learned the power of essential oils very early as a child. They have the power to transform your skin and hair, relax you if added to a burner or to your bath, to energize, the possibilities are endless. 

One of my favorite oils, other than lavender, is argon oil. 

Right now, argon oil seems to be the hot thing in hair care here in the US. You can find it in everything from shampoos and conditioners to hair oils and serums. 

But why spend all of your money on those things when you can get the goodness straight from the source? 



Lately I've been using ISA Professional EVAO (extra virgin argon oil) and it has been a godsend in addition to the other oils in my current hair regimen. Not going to lie, my ends are so split that they are divorced. 

This oil helps keep those split ends in check. 


This is a cold pressed oil made from argan trees in Morocco.

The bottle is a dark glass to preserve the purity of this oil. It also has a handy dropper so you can get the precise amount oil that you need, and trust me, you don't need much at all. 

It's naturally packed with Vitamin E, a vitamin essential to skin and hair health.

 

 As you can see, the oil has a great texture, it's thick and doesn't run easily. Don't worry about the color, that disappears as you distribute it through your hair, over your skin, or even on your nails. Wherever you have dryness, or need that little bit of extra moisture, this oil is there to take care of business. 

It absorbs quickly and leaves soft hair and skin in it's wake. 


One of my favorite things about this product is that it's fair trade. Purchase of this oil helps the Berber women who make the product, to help improve their lives. 

To get an idea of what fair trade is, watch the video below:


When you purchase this product you can rest safe that you are not only doing something beautiful for yourself, but you are also doing something good for those that help produce the product. 


To purchase this product, go to the ISA Professional website. 


Do you use oils in your beauty routine? Which oils do you use? 

Disclosure: I received this product for review purposes. All opinions are my own. 



17 June 2015

Album of the Night

Rather than do just a song tonight, I'm sharing a Madonna album that was on permanent rotation when I was a teenager. This was pretty much the soundtrack of my teenage years. Love Madonna so much. 


Enjoy the tunes! I'm currently jamming to the album right now!

Coffee Lover's Dream in Soap Club Coffee Soap

I am a huge coffee lover. I don't just drink it, I like coffee scented candles, coffee scrubs or anything else that smells like coffee.

Soap Club has the perfect soap for those who adore the smell of coffee.

Soap Club has over seventy different scents to choose from, so choosing this was a bit hard.

Of course I had to go with the coffee scent, which was really hard with scents like Mango Papaya, Almond Cherry, and Sea Breeze (I'm a sucker for Sea Breeze anything, too). 

All of their soaps are handmade. How often do you get hand made soap at a decent price anymore? 


These soaps are completely natural. There are no harsh chemicals, no preservatives, none of the junk that you will get with standard store bought soap. 

The bars are also quite large, so you will have this soap for a while. I've used it both with a wash rag and by itself, and either way it offers a fantastic lather with a scent that is strong but not overwhelming. What I really liked is that the scent doesn't linger, mainly because I'm a total perfume whore and don't like to have conflicting smells. 

This soap even has coffee bits in it for exfoliation!

Another perk is how pretty these soaps are. 

Look at this. 


Is that not the cutest damn soap you've ever seen? 

You can find the coffee scent I chose, and much more, on Amazon for $14.95. 

Take some time to browse through the different kinds of soap they have. I'm almost positive that you'll find one that is perfect for you!


Disclosure: I received this product at a heavily discounted rate for review purposes. All opinions are my own.



16 June 2015

Summer Essential: Mega Mesh Magnetic Screen Door by Easy Install

The temperatures are getting higher and I'm ready to open all of my doors and windows. Of course, here in Florida, there is an abundance of bugs and frogs so if you don't have screens on all of your windows, or a screen door, you'll be living in a pest paradise. I have all of the screens in the windows, but I was missing a screen door.

This is my ugly back door. As you can see, I have hinges where I used to have a real screen door, but it was taken off by a storm.


I wanted a way that I could leave that back door open without inviting every pest in sight into the house. 

Putting it up is SOOO easy. I have been asking my boyfriend to put it up for me because I didn't realize exactly how easy it was. I finally got irritated and did it myself. 

All you have to do is measure your door so you can mark the middle, which is where you start putting this up at. 

This is the product laid out, as per directions, so I could put on all of the velcro pieces. Yes, this is held on my velcro, so you can easily take it down if you need to!


Once you have those pieces on, it's really just a matter of pressing the velcro pieces onto the door once you have the white backing removed. 

The middle part I marked is where the middle of the mesh went. From there you work down the sides and press everything onto your door frame. 

Here is my boyfriend helping with the last little bit, with an appearance by Jake the Dog!


I couldn't get up high enough so there is a little gap, but we are going to go back and actually staple the velcro into the wood for more longevity. I didn't even think of that, my boyfriend did. 

They do include some push pins to secure it more, but we are going with the staple gun method. 

The big strip down the middle is a row of magnets, which keeps the mesh closed. It's super easy to go in and out, even hands free. Once you're through, it closes all by itself! Super nice feature. 

The Mega Mesh has been a life saver keeping all of the creepy crawlies out and letting the good air in. I wish I would have gotten one of these years ago!

To purchase your own Magic Mesh for a quick and easy way to cool your home, go to megamesh.co.

Disclosure: I received this for review purposes only. All opinions are my own.

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