My blogging journey has been unique and I have enjoyed it all. I’ve learned a lot, shared a lot, and still have a lot to learn. One thing I’ve been working towards is getting recognized by brands and gaining partnerships with brands I use to create quality beauty, skincare, and hair content. I’ve always enjoyed the maintenance of being a women. The innovative products on the market makes life easier to keep up with yourself. My preferences change just as much as the industry trends, so I am able to always try new products and brands to see how they work for my body type/ skin type/ hair type and give my opinions and tips.
I recently received my first brand box from one of my favorite brands…. Aveeno! They reached out to me after I posted a skincare blog post that included one of my favorite Aveeno products, and sent me some Positively Radiant products. I’m super excited share these glow getter products with you.
GET YOUR GLOW ON
Aveeno Positively Radiant Micellar Gel Cleanser Makeup Remover
This gel cleanser draws out your skin’s dulling impurities while removing makeup, dirt, and oils from your skin. I have been using it every day for about 2 weeks now. Before bed, I wash my face and apply a generous amount of the micellar gel cleanser all over my face. The gel formula is easy to rub into face with hands and it lathers really good with just a little bit of product. The Aveeno scent is light and fresh, I appreciate the gentle scent without having in harsh fragrance chemicals in the formula. After massaging into my face for a few minutes, I use a face towel and cold water to wipe product off.
My favorite thing about this product is that it washes away make up, dirt and oils to cleanser skin for a positively radiant glow. I appreciate the finger pump bottle for a clean dispensing of the formula. This is a 5.1 fl.oz. product that I feel will last at least 3 months if used at least 3 times a week.
Aveeno Positively Radiant Max Glow Infusion Drops
The infusion drops are meant to even tone & textures leaving your skin with a dewy glow. The product claims to give a 48 hour moisturization for a lit- from- within glow. I love that it only takes a drop or two to massage into you face and your skin feels flawless. I’ve used a drop every morning after washing my face with cold water. It has been taking the place of my daily moisturizer cream and last all day long. I’m not a big fan of the drops being in a small tube, I think a bottle with a dropper would be better. It would make it easier to get all of the product on your face without any waste.
Was you have with cold water to prevent wrinkles and saggy skin.
One of my blogging goals for 2019 is to partner with 3 brands as a Brand Ambassador/ influencer.
My first opportunity has come, I applied for the #SephoraSquad 2019. The #SephoraSquad is a beauty influencer program that highlights some of the most authentic and inspiring digital influencers.
For three years, I have been sharing my beauty secrets, thoughts and opinions on products I use, and my skincare and hair care regimens. I’ve shared my favorite trends and not so favorite trends, as well as tried the latest beauty products just out of curiosity and to share with you. I love the skin that I am in, I love taking care of it and I love sharing it with you. Becoming a part of the 2019 #SephoraSquad will help me produce more true to myself beauty content to share with you.
You can support my #SephoraSquad application by clicking the link below and leaving a testimonial.
I love pampering myself. But, honestly its been a while since I’ve had a pamper day. Normally I’d pick a Saturday out of the month to sleep in, make myself a fancy breakfast and give my body the pamper works it needs. 2019 has been a busy year. I’ve been busy planning and connecting with other entrepreneurs that I haven’t had a pamper day all year. Last night I decided to relax and try some new pampering products.
My pamper routine always involves food and a hot bath. Last night I had dinner from Olive Garden (one of my favorite restaurants). My hot bath was accompanied by a Jingle Bell peppermint bath bomb, ULTA Beauty coconut shower whip and Dead Sea Himalayan Salt Scrub and a Bath & Body Work (black tie) candle.
The new additions to my pamper routine are these moisturizing gloves and socks I picked at Big Lots for $1 each. Yes! That’s right Big Lots, I freaking love that store. The mositurizing gloves and socks by Epielle Beauty are meant to relieve and soften dry skin with sunflower seed + avocado oil. They feel absolutely amazing. I put both the gloves and socks on, then just kicked up my feet and relaxed for about an hour. I was super shocked about how soft and hydrated my hands and feet felt afterwards. These are 5 star quality product for only a buck.
As you can imagine, if I haven’t had time to pamper myself this year I also haven’t had time for a pedicure. So my feet were a little rough, but after letting them sit in the moisturizing socks the gel formulated with sunflower seed oil, avocado oil and vitamin E left my feet feeling silky and cool.
Nothing feels better than a cooling hydration facial sheet mask to instantly replenish my stressed skin. This is a Daylogic (Rite Aid store brand) sheet mask.
Before I wrap up this blog, I applied to be a part of the Sephora Squad 2019. If you have a few seconds to spare, please click here to leave a testimony about my blog. This will be an opportunity for me to create more creative beauty content.I appreciate all the support and love.
My moods this February has been super chill. My focus has been self -discovery and working on my passions and purpose in life. Fresh flowers and dream catchers have been my inspiration lately. As a kid I was fascinated with dream catcher, but somewhere down the road lost interest. Now that I am seeking meaning behind my purpose dream catchers keep popping up in my journey (…maybe it time to do a Dream Catcher DIY).
I have been trying so hard to not miss a day of blogmas. And I missed a day of blogmas 🤦🏾♀️!!!!!! So disappointing, but I’ve been super busy this month. I’m not just being lazy and not blogging I just had an intense Friday. Maybe I’ll do a bonus blog, but for now BACK TO THE REGULAR SCHEDULED PROGRAM.
I love a good pamper day. Pampering myself is a important part of my self care. I enjoy doing a at home facial, a bath with salts and scrubs and body oil to nourish my skin.
I recently adding a new product to my at home pamper day routine. Instead of a clay mask, this time I used the Yes To Cucumbers Bubbling Paper Mask, purchased from Target. I’m not really sure I had any expectations before using this product. I was curious to see how it felt and if it really worked.
It really worked. I applied the sheet mask just like any other sheet mask. It was not foamy when I took it out of the packaging. The sheet mask was nicely soaked with the formula. I don’t even know how long it took the mask to foam up. I didn’t feel it foam up. After I applied the mask, I enjoyed my hot bath soak with bath salts and once I was out I looked in the mirror and the mask had foamed. I was concerned that maybe the foam formula pull leave my skin feeling dry after taking the mask off. To my surprise the mask felt my skin feeling really hydrated. I used my face water mist to set my face after the mask and went about the rest of my pampering.
Surprisingly, I have managed to keep my skin hydrated and moisturized this winter. I haven’t had any breakouts (fingers crossed I keep this same energy).
I was trying to define a consistent winter skincare routine for daily care, but I’ve gotten comfortable just trying a bunch of different products, as usual. SpaScriptions is a new brand I discovered in Big Lots. Owned by Global Beauty Care, SpaScriptions is meant to help repair and replenish your skin. This sample kit came with three 1.7oz size samples of masks was less than $10.
So far I have only used one of the mask- The Clay Mask!
The formula is soft and thick, it easily spreads across your face. I love that the kit came with this facial spatular for application. This is a plus because I can use it for just about all of my masks.
I appreciate the fact that the clay mask remaining soft after sitting on my face for 20 minutes. It did not harden or flake. I was able to wash the mask off with no issues and leaving no mess in the sink.
I would love to work with this brand on a skincare or beauty campaign because I really enjoyed their product. I could see myself adding SpaScription to my lists of favorites and use their products more often. It would even be nice to explore more of the brands line to create a speciality skincare routine, since I can seem to nail a seasonal or morning / night routine.
December is legit here frfr… so you know that means Christmas shopping. As much as I love shopping, I have holiday shopping. I’m really not good at shopping for other people. I love shopping for ME. But for the Christmas I love giving gifts to my loved ones to put a smile on their face. So instead of going store to store or going to the mall, I’ve decided everything will be purchased online this year. If I can’t buy it online I’m not buying it at all.
Amazon really comes in handy this time of year, especially if you are a Prime member. FREE shipping & it arrives in 2 days …. LIT! So here are a few beauty sets under $25 I’ve came across that makes great gifts for those special Passionistas in your life for the holidays.
One of my favorite things to do to my face is using a sheet mask. I mostly use hydrating and detoxifying sheet masks at least once a week. Sheet masks are a convenient way to treat your skin to something refreshing. All you have to do is open the package, lay the mask over your face and wait at least 15 minutes before removing it. The clean up progress is so easy, all you have to do is throw away the packaging and sheet mask when done. These masks are generally inexpensive and favorite brands to use are Miss Spa, Yes To, and Sephora Brand.
Although sheet mask are not expensive I found a way to make them myself. I am a DIY Belle at heart and when I realized there were simple ways to make my own sheet masks, I couldn’t help myself.
In this blog, I will be sharing with you step by step how to make your own sheet mask using natural face cotton compressed facial mask, purchased from Amazon.
Honey n’ Oaks Nourishing Mask
1 tablespoon of Honey
1/2 cup of Plain Oaks
2 cup Hot water
Bowl and Strainer
Compressed sheet mask tablet
This mask is meant to nourish normal to dry skin. Honey is a natural ingredient that will moisturize the skin. Oaks contains natural anti-inflammatory properties to help treat and prevent rashes and irratated skin. Together the 2 natural ingredients will nourish and hydrate your normal to dry skin for beautiful health skin.
Heat 1 cups of water (about 250 degrees) and pour in a mixing bowl
Add 1 tablespoon of honey and 1/2 cup of plain oaks to the hot water
Gentle stir twice and let mixture brew for 5 minutes
Use strainer to drain the oats (you may discard oats after draining)
Leave on face for at least 20 minutes then remove from face and discard sheet mask
Tip: Use it cold or warm.
You can repeat 2-3 times a week, as needed to hydrate and soothe your skin. The remaining solution of this mask can be stored up to 3 months in a cool, dry place. Be sure to keep the jar tightly sealed.
Bonus: You can add a few drops of essential oils if you desire.
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