Hello Passionistas- To start off the week, I thought I would share some of my latest obsessions .. Podcasts I think I listen to podcasts more than I do music. And definitely the radio. The… More
I must admit, I am a girlie girl and I love going to the nail salon to get my nails done, feet scrubbed, and face waxed. But I’ve learned all that can add it. I noticed every 2 two weeks I was spending $70 + multiples tips in the nail salon. FOR WHAT? I can tell I’m growing into a full adult, because I cannot validate spending that much money twice a week. I’ve learned to cut back on my services. Now I only go to the nail salon once a month for a pedicure and eyebrow wax. Let’s be honest, a girl can’t be out here letting her feet rough up. As for my nails, I like to keep them clean and simple. For special occasions I will paint them myself now.
This is the Charcoal infused nail polish by Nailmedic in the color Volcanic Ash. I love this as a fall color.
This was easy to apply and fast drying – even with 3 coats. It doesn’t have the harsh nail polish smell- which I can appreciate.
I received this samples in a previous ipsy bag (before I canceled my subscription). I will definitely be using this color throughout the fall and winter.
I can’t wait to try some new holiday nail art this season. I’ll be use to do a DIY nail art post .
It’s Friday!!! We’ve almost made it through this week. It has been a long one for me and I can’t wait to relax for the weekend.
Even though it’s been a rough week, I’m always determined not to look like what I feel like. Today I’m enjoying the GA sunshine with my Anastasia Beverly Hills Matte Lipstick in the color Spice.
Purchased from ULTA on sale for buy 1 get one week during National Lipstick Day. I love this color, so I have to have it. It will definitely be a favorite in my fall makeup essentials.
Pinch me is an online service that allows you, as a consumer, to take surveys and recieve FREE samples to try and review. It’s totally free. All you have to do is complete surveys throughout the month. Every 2nd Tuesday of the month new sample boxes are sent.
This month’s box includes:
RX Nut Butter- Honey Cinnamon Peanut Butter
$50 off Hello Fresh
1850 Folgert Medium Dark Roast Coffee
Clairol Color Touch Up
First off, I already have a Hello Fresh subscription, so I can’t use this $50 off card. It is for first time users. I am going to pass it along to my parents though. They are newly empty nesters so I think they could benefit from Hello Fresh.
Honestly, I have not need for Clairol Color root touch ups. I don’t have any color in my hair. So I’m going to give this same away.
I am not a big fan of peanut butter, but I tried the RX nut butter on flat bread bagels as a afternoon snack. It was tasty. But I must admit, I probably won’t purchase.
I’m more of a tea drinker than coffee, but I have my fair share of Starbucks ice coffees. I tried the folders coffee and LOVED it. I have a reusable K-cup, so I can just put the coffee in the reusable cup and use my Keurig to make my coffee.
Visit Pinchme.com to sign up and receive your own box of free samples.
I enjoy making body scrubs and facial… stuff for my skin in general. One thing I like to do at least every other week is a moisturizing body rub using Lipton Green Tea. I do a lot to take care of my face but the rest of my body needs the same tender love and care. Honestly, I love having soft smooth skin. Today, I’m going to show you what I do and how to make this moisturizing body scrub.
What you’ll Need:
5 Pure Green Tea bags
Aloe Vera Gel
Organic Virgin Coconut Oil
Pure Green Tea helps promote healthy skin and reduces inflammation.
Aloe Vera Gel is hands down the best thing for curing scars and blemishes on your skin. Not just you face, it can be used all over your body.
Organic Virgin Coconut Oil is great for just about everything. Its a natural moisturizer. It helps lock moisture in your skin.
To start… use 5 tea bags to make a pitcher of green tea to enjoy later.
Once your tea is finish brewing, cut open the tea bags scooping the tea leaves into a bowl.
Add a 1/2 cup of aloe vera gel and a 1/2 cup of coconut oil. Stir.
I like to place the mix in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes. Then apply the cool moisturizing rub all over my body. Let it sit for at least 15 minutes (to as long as you would like). To remove, I get in the shower and rinse everything off and air dry my newly moisturized skin.
Try it… Share your thoughts…
I have been obsessed with Maybelline SuperStay Mate Ink Lip Color. The formula is amazing! It literally lasts alllll day. You eat with, drink with it, even kiss and it doesn’t go ANYWHERE. I love it!
This is the Maybelline SuperStay matte ink in the color fighter, lined with Wet n wild in the color Chestnut.
Honestly, the only reason I brought it was because I came across a liquidation sale at Rite Aid. I think else retail for like $9.99 but they were 50% off during the liquidation sale. I purchase all the colors that were left over the shelves but only kept 2. Most of the colors are shades of pinks and purples and browns. Only the browns look good on me (in my opinion).
Surprisingly, people have been asking me to share my skincare routines. Well…. I have been trying to put together a skincare day/night routine for a while now. It’s been hard and took some time because I don’t really have a routine. I don’t do the same things every night nor do I used the same products on a daily basis. I like to spice things up and mix it up a bit. So, my first thought was to start a day/night routine. After a week of trying to keep up with a routine I was uninspired to blog about it. It wasn’t real. It wasn’t me. So I canned to whole blog idea. But then I realized I can create content of the things that I do and how it works for me.
Welcome to my first of many skincare regimens. My skin hasn’t been giving me any issues, so this is what I do to maintain healthy glowing skin on a weekly basis. I do not do this every night. The only thing I faithful do in the morning and night to my face is wash it with a face towel and cool water.
Don’t worry- I promise to share more regimens when my skin is irritated, breaking out, or having a tude that I need to adjust.
This skincare regimen is for my everyday normal (clear, non-irratiating ) skin. I will do this at least once a week to 4 times a week, at max.
Cleanings Balm (or wipe)…
Something to clean and wipe away all the grits and grime in the surface of my face from make up and day to day activities (like touching my cheeks every time I think I lost or left my phone).
Face Scrubs …
Gentle exfoilation helps keeps pores unclogged and pimples away.
Bring a glow to the skin and boost it with plenty of hydration.
So Ladies… here is my regimen in action
Please share your skincare regimens with me and leave me feedback in the comment box. If you were looking for my lipstick of the week (that I’ve recently been posting on Wednesday’s) come back on Friday.
So, I’m not the type to use the same shampoo and conditioner every time I wash my hair. I like to try different products and brands. So I want to share my experience with Yes To shampoo and conditioner detoxifying & deep cleaning / ultra moisturizing charcoal.
Disclaimer: My thoughts and opinions are strictly my own based from my usage experience. I have only used these products one time.
Where to buy: Target ($7.99 each)
- This is really a deep cleaning shampoo, it’s great for clean hair with product build up
- The formula is creamy. For some reason I thought the formula would be thicker than the average shampoo but it’s not.
- It really strips your hair of everything. A hair mask / treatment is needed after use.
- The conditioner is hard to wash out of thick hair. The color helps determine if it’s all washed out or not
Final Thoughts: this is not a product I would use often cause I wash my hair on a weekly basis. But I feel this is a perfect product duo for when I have lots of product build up from gels and creams in my hair. I plan on keeping these products close by for those special occasions.
After Shampoo and Conditioner (set in hair for 1hour +):
After washing the conditioner out, I did restore my curls with coconut oil.
Have you tried this shampoo and conditioner ? If so, tell me what you thought of it. What other Yes To products should I try ?
I found this blog to be very interesting. If you like mynSelf Care Tip posts, you’ll be inspired by this.
What if I told you the dream life we all desire can be achieved with the right mindset. Sounds easy enough I admit, but occasionally our thoughts can be clouded with negative thought which strip away our happy positive mindset. Here are 4 ways to train and keep the right state of mind in order to create the reality of your dreams.
1. UNDERSTAND YOU ARE THE CREATOR
It’s crucial for you to comprehend your thought create reality. To realize that you fabricate your reality by the way you react to the things happening in the outside world. When something happens you get to choose your reaction towards it and whether it’s a positive or negative experience and react accordingly. Totaling your car in an accident can be disaster or it might be the opportunity for a brand new car and an appreciation that you came out of it without…
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Happy Friday Passionista !!!
I have had a long and stressful week. So, one thing I like to do when I’ve had one of those weeks is brew a fresh pot of tea and have some quiet time.
Tea has been known to be a way to relief stress and anxiety, promoting a healthy environment.
Here are 2 different teas I love to brew and drink when I find myself under stress or my anxiety starts to run high.
To brew my tea I use the Bodum electric kettle and Bialetti Glass tea pot – both purchased from Walmart.
Hot Tea: Teavana Recover Regain Green Tea (which is now discontinued due to the recent closing of all Teavana store fronts 😔)
This is a detoxifying wellness tea with mint with the recommended dose of daily vitamin c, meant to support a healthy lifestyle.
Cold Tea: Tea of Life Pomegranate White Tea
This is a gluten free tea of life packed with antioxidants, meant to help with weight loss.
Not only are these teas calming but they carry tons of health benefits.
Tip: Take a moment to disconnect from the outside world, get comfortable and have a hot cup or cold glass of tea. Give yourself time to calm and think.
I love my nudes and flesh tone lipsticks, but this week I decided to do something different. I’ve been rocking this Smashbox always on liquid lipstick in the color Miss Conduct. This is actually a sample I received in a Ipsy bag months ago.
I like red lipstick. It makes me feel pretty and fierce on the inside and outside. But I normally only wear it for special occasions not a everyday thing. I wanted to do something different so I’ve been pairing my cheetah print flats (shoes) and red lip stick for this week office fashions. The color is not to bold. It’s a darker red which I like.
I’m a fan of the Smashbox brand and the color is growing on me. I believe I would purchase this color lipstick by Smashbox once I finish this sample tube. It’ll be a good color option to add to my holiday collection of lipsticks.
Normally, I like to line my lips with a lip pencil before using a lipstick. But I only have brown tone lip pencils and I don’t think it looked good with red. So what color liner should I use? Red? What’s a cheap brand to try that has a good red lip pencil?