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!!
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.
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:
💁 its seasonal so its not a monthly box
💁 you pay only $5 per season
💁 there is no profile to fill out only your mailing info and bank info
💁It is a first come first serve
💁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
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.
The other night at school a counselor asked me what I’ve been doing to my skin because it was clear. At first,I was shocked because as I write my skin has a few breakouts and I’m trying to clear these stubborn dark marks,but as I looked in the mirror when I got home,I did notice my skin was glowing more than usual. So I decided to continue this routine my revisiting my old go to products.
My go to staples are :
👑White Dove Soap when I don’t feel like using a wash and want something gentle. I also use pear soap that you can get from the Dollar Tree,its a translucent gold soap I will use for breakouts.
👑Noxema Antibacterial wash I use this almost everyday its a constant repurchase. I highly recommend it. When I consult with a client and we discuss proper skincare,I always tell them to clear acne,you first have to kill the bacteria that causes acne and Noxema is perfect.
👑 My Thyme toner I made from watching a YouTube video. I must confess my skin has been glowing!!! I love the thyme and witch hazel together. This is my favorite toner I will always use this toner. I change the thyme after two uses and I don’t drain my thyme I just let it sit in the witch hazel because I feel the more it sets more potent it will become and work better.
👑 for moisturizing I currently rotate between my equate sensitive skin moisturizer(dupe for Neutrogena) or my Mary Kay day time treatment,since my skin is naturally oily I can skip but I prefer not too BC they contain an SPF ,which is very important!!!
👑 I scrub my face every week and I rotate between my strivectin scrub and my St.Ives Blemish Control scrub. Scrubbing the face weekly rids your face and skin of dead skin cells and gives a gateway to new skin. Just recently I decided to use my strivectin scrub on my arm pits and it worked wonders!!! The black color is fading and I’m happy so every week I make it a habit of scrubbing my arm pits to rid of deoderant or aluminium build up.
👑 Every month twice a month I use a mask. I have two I use a bentonite clay mask or my queen Helene mint julep mask. A monthly mask can also help rid of dead skin and pollutants and make the skin soft and firm.
I also enjoy making my own skin products and using organic. I know what’s in it and I don’t have to guess. I hope this helps if you have questions feel free to drop them below and I will answer
Hi Beauties my Cocotique subscription box has arrived and it was filled with not one, not two, but three full size items!!! Cocotique has wowed me again.
If you hadn’t heard of Cocotique then here is a brief…Cocotique is a monthly subscription service for African American or bicultural women, every month for $20 you will receive a box filled with one to four deluxe items and six samples with a card that has information about the products with the price as well as codes., that you can share with friends!
You can cancel at anytime if you are not satisfied and you can start again whenever you feel. Right now for a limited time they are running a special receive your first box at 50% off when you use the code “Ship50” how cool is that??
To see what I received in my box for this month checkout my YouTube video, but as promised here are some codes to help you beauties save money
If you are like me and us natural and into adding clip ins or making wigs checkout curlsistas at http://www.curlsistas.com/clipins and receive $15 off at checkout using the code “COCO” offer expires 6/22/15 so don’t play I’m definitely about to take advantage
I have oily/acne/combination skin 😱 it does its own thing,include tell me that I haven’t been eating healthy. Lately my skin has been giving me random breakouts. So in order to get her glowing again. I have to kill the bacteria that causes acne. Now I love the Noxema Antibacterial Wash,I keep that in constant rotation for me and my daughters. I highly recommend this as a at home facial collection item,but because I’m a Makeup Artist and soon to be Esthetician and a product junkie,I had to try this product.
I’m a Certified Nursing Assistant and sanitation is very important,so I’m very familiar with the gold dial being that I actually used that on my face when I broke out with a cluster of red bumps that hurt like hell. So seeing Dial finally come out with a facial line is right on time. I will give a full review or update in a week