Monday, September 4, 2017

Coconut Oil Swish



Oil pulling has been around for years, which makes me upset I’ve only just found out about it via the web. It’s an ancient technique that involves swishing oil in your mouth for 20 minutes to help improve your oral & overall health. The idea behind it is pretty simple- the oil is “sticky” and when you swish it around in your mouth bacteria gets stuck in the oil & dissolves.

It’s easy to do. Pick an oil, I chose this Coconut Oil, put anywhere from a teaspoon to a tablespoon, depending on what you can handle, in your mouth & swish for 20 minutes.  know you are freaking out about the 20 minute thing, but TRUST me when I say- it flies by. Something about the whole process is relaxing to me. No talking, just swishing. Pull the oil through your teeth & make sure NOT to swallow it (you don’t want to swallow the bacteria you are trying to get rid of). When your timer beeps, spit out the oil into a plastic baggy or directly into the trash. Don’t spit it down the drain cause the oil will solidify again &  could mess up your pipes.

here are a few of many good benefits, please do your own research.

  • Whitens teeth
  • Prevents cavities & gingivitis & benefits overall oral health
  • Helps the ease the symptoms of a hangover & migraines
  • Has been said to help people who have sleep issues
  • Clears out your sinuses
  • Helps with general oral pain issues
  • Could assist in hormonal imbalances.


Coconut Oil Swish is the new Listerine!!!!

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Monday, August 21, 2017

Lancome Translucence Powder




"What it is: 
A  silky powder with a touch of sheer coverage to set makeup for lasting wear. 

What it does: 
Translucent Loose Setting Powder locks in makeup for long-lasting wear, without adding weight or texture. This product creates a modern, matte finish with a touch of sheer coverage, while it absorbs oil and reduces shine all day. The pros know why it's their favorite: the powder is a little denser than an average powder, providing super smooth, even application and blending. This no-flashback formula means you'll look great in photos, and it creates a soft-focus effect to subtly blur the look of fine lines and imperfections. It will not settle into fine lines or pores and never looks cakey. These truly translucent shades work on all skin tones—from the fairest to the deepest. The just-released, Translucent Medium shade was designed to be completely translucent on light to the medium skin tones, ensuring that every skin tone gets a perfectly flawless, translucent finish. 
What else you need to know: 
I use this Setting Powder to set foundation and prolong its wear, so I apply it after foundation and concealer, and before applying powder-based color. An added benefit: it helps powder blush or bronzer go on more evenly. 

This professional-quality powder is noncomedogenic, non-caking, and dermatologist tested. 

On to my thoughts:
As I mentioned above, I already love this loose setting powder. I use it everyday to set my undereyes. You can definitely use it on your whole face to set the rest of you makeup and it looks great. I just personally prefer mattifying pressed powders to set the rest of my face.



Have you tried either of these Lancôme products? Post your comments below!


Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Sincerely Cosmetics


I had the pleasure of trying 2 Sincerely Lipsticks from the Sincerely Cosmetics Line  ‘Creativity’ is a beautiful unicorn pink, perfect for fun looks and festival outfits! ‘Awesome’ is a rich red tone which spreads beautifully on the lips with a hint of glitter.

Each pale, brown skin, and dark skinned individual looked amazing with these colors. They would look nice as a casual lip or even a night-out type of look. Both are perfect for a daring, bold, yet chic outfit.

Formula:
These lipsticks have a classic creamy finish and glides on the lips smoothly. They are also pigmented, you can get away with one swipe on the lips. The longevity is also very amazing for a lipstick. It lasted a few hours for me. So I recommend.







Sincerely Cosmetics Vegan, Non-Toxic, Hypo-Allergenic, Mineral Makeup. Created by Actress Ciera Payton. Free Yourself From Toxicity!

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Thursday, August 10, 2017

How to Use Color Correctors Correctly



I don’t know about you, but achieving a smooth canvas with my skin is number one on my list when it comes to makeup. Before I even begin to think about adding any sort of beat, color or dramatic effects, I want to look even-toned. You’ve probably noticed that concealers no longer come in only skin tone shades. Instead, there are many different colors (green, purple, pink, yellow, etc.). Each shade has a specific issue they are best suited to conceal. And if you have several spots on your face that you struggle with, then understanding color correcting concealers can be a total game changer.

Start by selecting your concern. You can choose from:
  • Dark Circles
  • Redness
  • Dark Spots
  • Dullness

Green Concealers: The color green neutralizes the color red, which is why green concealers are wonderful for getting rid of any redness on your face. Use a green based spot concealer to remove redness from an annoying zit, or any acne scars. If you have widespread redness, (rosacea, windburn or sunburn), then a color correcting green primer will be best to significantly reduce redness and give an even toned base for flawless foundation application.

Purple, lavender, or lilac concealers are best suited for eliminating any unwanted yellow undertones on your skin. People with a pasty, dull, yellow complexion will love how a purple concealer or primer adds a beautiful glow to their face. As you probably guessed, purple is directly across from yellow on the color wheel. To remove yellow tones from your entire face, consider a color correcting purple primer. If you’re looking to conceal yellow spots, a spot concealer is best.

Yellow concealers are perfect for hiding purple or blue bruises, veins, and under eye circles, so it’s no surprise yellow is right across from purple on the color wheel. Yellow concealers are typically the most general, and are great for evening out skin tone to give a bright base for your foundation. Depending on your skin tone, they can also be a perfect as an eye shadow base if you don’t have a eye primer handy.

Salmon/Peach Concealers: These are ideal for brightening around the eye area and masking signs of fatigue. This particular concealer color is a mixture of red, orange, and yellow hues, which are across from the blue, purple, and green hues on the color wheel. That’s why this color is best to combat dark under eye circles. Since it’s a great brightening agent, these concealers also work well to cover raccoon eyes and to give sallow olive tones skin a much needed radiance.



Make sure you apply on your problem spot only and not all over your face. Hope this helped.


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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Estee Lauder Revitalizing Supreme




Estee Lauder Revitalizing Supreme is a multi-action anti-aging cream that reduces the appearance of different skin aging signs including fine lines, wrinkles, loss of firmness, dryness and dullness. Estee Lauder Revitalizing Supreme claims to work by igniting the innate ability of the skin to heal and regenerate itself. The formula also uses other active ingredients for stimulating different anti-aging pathways of the skin cells. It boosts collagen production to help restore the youthfulness of the skin making it more elastic and smooth. It also uses powerful moisturizing and soothing ingredients to reduce inflammation and prevent dryness and, therefore, prevent premature skin aging.

I recently started using it, and the appearance of my skin was instantly smoother, completely moisturized and radiant after one use.After extensively examining Estee Lauder Revitalizing Supreme, it is a good anti-aging cream. The product is designed to target all the skin aging signs although it is mostly effective for fine lines and wrinkles. Like always I encourage you to compare all beauty products to find what you are looking for.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

C-ESTA Serum by Jan Marini


 



Jan Marini Face C-Esta Serum claims to protect your skin while tightening it through its combination of potent anti-aging ingredients. With continued use, the product promises to give you a rejuvenated and healthy-looking skin.
If you’re going to spend your money on a skin care product, you want to be sure it’ll be worth it, right? C-Esta is one of the most expensive vitamin C serums in the market today.
In case you’re thinking of investing your money on it, you might want to know what I think of it first.

Description

Jan Marini Skin Research C-ESTA Serum containing DAE Complex is the culmination of years of intensive medical research that has resulted in the first stabilized form of lipid soluble topically applied Vitamin C in a patented delivery vehicle combined with other essential factors. Studies show C-ESTA containing DAE Complex is able to create conditions in the skin that enable dramatic rejuvenation beyond any technology available. Within a short period of time the skin's texture will begin to appear smoother and more supple. With continued use, the skin will become measurably firmer, more resilient, and facial contours will appear tighter and more defined. Deeper lines will appear far less pronounced, skin tones will even and the skin will appear noticeably younger and healthier.
Benefits:
  • For all skin types.
  • Light, completely absorbed formulation.
  • Dramatically lessens the appearance of wrinkles and deeper lines.
  • Increases skin elasticity and resiliency.
  • Skin will appear measurably firmer.
  • Facial contours will become tighter and more defined.
  • Skin will look rejuvenated and more youthful.
  • Compatible with Glycolic Acid products, Retin-A™, topical medications, moisturizers and makeup.
Please note:
It is normal for serum color to turn yellow. This will not affect the performance of the product.

Product Details

Brand:
  • Jan Marini
Directions:
  • Shake well. Apply morning and evening to clean skin. Apply over entire face, neck and behind ears.
Ingredients:
  • Water (Aqua), Sodium Hyaluronate, DAE Complex (Ascorbyl Palmitate, Dimethyl MEA), Urea, Butylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Dimethicone, Tyrosine, Fragrance (Parfum), Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Butylparaben, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben, Sodium Hydroxide, Zinc Sulfate, Thiotaine, Pyridoxine HCl, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium Metabisulfite , Pantethine, Xanthan Gum, Disodium EDTA, Farnesol, Linalool.


My Thoughts:  I can really tell a difference in the overall elasticity and firmness in my face since using this serum. I just recently turned 40 and I have people ask me all the time what kind of skin products do I use! With age you tend to have loss of elasticity in your skin and firmness and I can really see a big difference since using this Serum! I love it!

My Honest Review for the Lancome Matte Shakers

Shades from Left to Right: Beige Vintage, Energy Peach, Magic Orange

The new Matte shades come in the same cute martini shaker packaging with a moisturizing bi-phase oil and the intensity of liquid lipstick for durable comfort. The luxurious emulsion clings to lips like a second skin for extreme coverage and optimal staying power plus the cushion soft applicator was redesigned to soak up more product and provide precise application. The pointed tip makes maneuvering around the lip contour and edges efficient so it's easier to reapply on-the-go. 



I did not like the name choice for these shakers.

The pigmentation is wonderfully versatile! For sheer to medium coverage simply shake less to limit the amount of color on the applicator and apply a thin layer or two. For more vibrancy shake more and keep layering to achieve your desired saturation and intensity. No matter how much I use, the formula remains light and virtually undetectable while still providing enough hydration. The color lasts for hours.




When the color glides on it feels cool, alleviating and moist but dries quickly. Even though the formula isn’t creamy and the color dries matte, the underlying oils seep in and deeply condition to prevent skin from becoming parched. My lips feel plush, silky and healthy with no residue or tightness and the tint creates a full, pouty effect. If you want to switch from matte to shine without compromising color, simply layer a sheer Juicy Shaker on top.

My honest opinion: I would recommend these to anyone who loves highly pigmented lip products with a matte finish. This is perfect for summer, as it is light weight and is available in bold shades. As well, if you deal with dry lips, these are moisturizing and do not accentuate dry skin. They work perfectly on their own or with other lip products, such as lip liner, lipstick and lip gloss.
If you have tried them, what are your thoughts and/or fave shades? Let me know below!