Tag Archive | Skincare

Wild and Free with Ipsy

Yay! My ipsy bag has arrived and I must say I am pretty satisfied with what I received!
If you are not familiar with Ipsy, it's a monthly subscription that has been around for quite a while. Ipsy was created by YouTube and Beauty Influenster Michelle Phan, for $10 per month, you will receive a themed clutch with 5 deluxe samples of beauty and skincare products that is catered to your profile. You can change your preferences at anytime. You can download the app to see your bag for the months, do reviews, and earn points, so you can also check your points to redeem items. Ipsy now has "Ipsy Shopper" where you will receive a mini booklet with Cosmetics you can purchase and earn 10 -30%cash back! You can choose to have a check mailed to you or have the money deposited in your PayPal account! How cool is that? To learn more about Ipsy and to sign up head to ipsy.com. You can use my referral link!
https://www.ipsy.com/new?cid=ppage_opensubs&sid=link&refer=6mia. Right now I'm giving four friends the opportunity to try a bag for FREE when they sign up, sounds like something you're into? Leave your email address in the comments and I will email you.
This month's theme was "Good Vibes Only" and with everything going on in the world (I am not political so I won't elaborate ") it's good to have some good vibes. Ipsy created three different bags and I received the "Wild and Free" bag. I can't wait to change pouches in my purse and add the new one!
In my bag, I received:
Eyeko Cosmetics mini deluxe sample of their "Black Magic" mascara
Miss Glam blending brush
Promise Organic coconut milk facial lotion which I will be trying tonight!
Seraphine Cosmetics liquid eyeliner
A mini aurora x Ipsy pro cover up concealer
And of course, my pouch
I am satisfied with this month's bag, I can't wait to see what next month will bring!


From Me To You

Thank you to all my loyal followers whom take the time to read and engage in my blog! It really means the world to me and I hope to continue to grow and become better for you!!❤️❤️❤️ Telika

My Summer Skincare Routine

On my personal instagram page ( instagram.com/telikasimmonsmua), I uploaded this picture of my summer skincare routine. This is not only just for the summer, this has been a big help in keeping my breakouts to minimum to barely and shrinking my pores to barely noticeable. I have a very good routine. On the two days a week I do my facial I use my bentonite clay mixed with a little baking soda, apple cider vinegar, and water. I then follow up with either the Freeman's beauty black sugar scrub, apple cider vinegar wash, or my L'Oréal red clay mask wash, followed by skin success clear complexion soap, which has been clearing the stubborn dark spots I got from over tweeting, or my black soap which I use to bathe with as well. When I am lazy I will use either my clear complexion soap or black soap. I also use the equate version of noxema as well as dove sensitive soap. I have a black charcoal peel mask and egg white mask as well as a mud mask. I like to moisturize with my L'Oréal revitalift after I use my pure vitamin e and c oils, but if my skin is experiencing excessive dryness or I'm too lazy to mix oils I use my facial lotion in the yellow jar, because it has oils already in it and a very little goes a long way. I like to tone with pure witch hazel that I add dry thyme leaves too that has my skin glowing or I will use the equate version of Clinique's toner. I sometimes uses my apple cider vinegar and water mixed toner especially if the breakouts are red and irritated. The Vichy serum works great under my moisturizers it doesn't leave my skin extra oily and the aloe Vera gel works great as well. I have a lot of skincare products, as a makeup artist I love to focus on the skin. If the skin is flawless so will the makeup and the highlights will only amplify the natural glow. I received the Vichy serum and the L'Oréal revitalift moisturizer for free from Influenster in exchange for my honest opinion. If you are not familiar with Influenster please go back a blog post and read and see how you can test products for free in exchange for your honest opinion.

Influenster and L’Orรฉal Paris #RevitaliftChallenge

Hey guys as you all know I am an Influenster. If you are not familiar with Influenster, it is a FREE app for iPhone and android where you give reviews on products from beauty to alcohol (yes you can review the best wine or mixers) you can also ask questions for other Influensters to answer as well give your advice or recommendations. You can also create lists from your opinions. You also Participate in challenges to gain scores and to make the list to qualify for vox boxes. Download the app to get started today ((FYI this is NOT sponsored))

Now to the topic at hand. From the pictures and of course the topic I am participating in the Rivatalift challenge, for 14 days I get to use this moisturizer to see if there will be a difference in my skin. I am so excited for this challenge and can’t wait to see the results!! My first impression is this moisturizer smells so good and is lightweight definitely not greasy so if you are reading this blog and taking the challenge please let me know your first impression!!

April Ipsy


I received my April Ipsy last week. This month’s theme was “Dreamers”. My items came in this cute tye dye bag,perfect for the festival season. I received these items:
Two Pur-lisse Blue lotus + Seaweed treatment mask
Ren global protection day cream
Starlooks either lip gloss or cream shadow
Luxe #522 tapered highlighter blush that i will use as a contour brush
Tarte mini lipstick pencil
If you would like to subscribe or get more info on Ipsy please refer to my previous posts.
I rate this month’s ipsy a C i only like the brush and the lip pencil. I will try the mask sheets but i wish ipsy would give us “regular muas” a shot at putting together a bag. This month i wish i could have received more beauty then skin.

WalMart Spring Beauty Box



I received my Walmart Beauty box for spring monday. I am always excited about receiving packages in the mail. This particular one, not so Walmart boxes in the past has been blah with little to no samples and a bunch of coupons to either try one item free or a few cents to a dollar off. So when i received this box and it was pretty heavy my first reaction was “whow” “ok we got some items in here this time” lol.
When i opened the box i was like yay, Walmart you out did yourselves, you gave what the people wanted and thats deluxe to full size items. Before i get into my thoughts I would first like to give details on the Walmart Beauty box:
๐Ÿ’ its seasonal so its not a monthly box
๐Ÿ’ you pay only $5 per season
๐Ÿ’ there is no profile to fill out only your mailing info and bank info
๐Ÿ’It is a first come first serve
๐Ÿ’All boxes are different
Now to the contents. As you can see from the pictures i received alot. I have started using some of the items,that will be posted in my next blog. If you want to see what i got head to my youtube channel ( youtube.com/ the blushingbeauty). I am pleased with my box Walmart definitely gets an a+. I have been downgrading to deluxe samples size items bc i have been spring cleaning and i don’t use particular items enough to buy full size items and its more roomy. So if you would like to receive a box head to Walmart.com and sign up

New Addition to Night Routine


Hi Beauties a few weeks ago I posted my skincare routine. I have been using my tea the oil/bio oil mix,which I will need more since it is now summer and the Louisiana heat causes breakouts which leads to dark marks. The tea tree oil is great for acne and the bio oil helps clear the dark marks. I added my Fashion Fair Vitamin C serum to the mix as well about four drops.
I decided to switch up my night serums and try the pictured Palmer’s cream. I had been using my Mary Kay night treatment,but I decided to give this a try and see what this cream can do. I will have a full review in about a month to give it time to do its job.