Top 5 Faves | Skincare

Hello Passionista

Thought I’d share some of my latest favorites, what you crushin on? 

Dickinson’s Original Witch Hazel

img_0607First things first … I love that is product is 100% all natural. I’m not really natural crazy when it come to products but this is a product I put on my face. And daily! Also I love that is product is fragrance free. Although it has that witch hazel scent, there is no perfumes added to alter the natural scent. I wish I could buy this in bulk (larger than 16oz) with like a little refill bottle or something. But the formula is great. I have been using this product for a little over a year, just to cleanse my face after every shower. I use cotton pads from the dollar tree to wipe my face, then I proceed to a mask or scrub.

Yes To Coconut Ultra Hydrating Paper Mask

img_0603I have a sweet thing for sheet mask. I must say I enjoy them more than spread a masks across my face and standing over a sink to wash it off. Yeah, I’m a little lazy. But that’s why someone started marketing sheet mask. I use them at  least 2 times a week. Yes To sheet masks are always so soft. There literally made of cotton, which cause me to leave it on until it dries. Sometime! Yes To has the coolest packaging graphics. Yes To Coconut products really hydrates my skin and enhance my glow.

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel with SPF 15

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This has been my life line since summer. Every morning after washing my face, I moisturize with this. I did not understand how much a little SPF helps. Honey! My skin tone has been even all year… I never happens. This product is my best friend. I love the the tap is bigger enough for the tube to stand up on the counter and small enough to carry around. But it was kind expensive so I hope this bottle last me a while.

Aveeno Active Naturals Smart Essentials Daily Detoxifying Scrub

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I have had this product for at least a year. Theres’s no expiration date on the product so I hope thats okay. Basically I use this product the few days before and after getting a wax. Its a gentle exfoilator that feels good. Time to go buy another!

Lush Bath Bomb- Butterball

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My absolutely favorite. An colleauge put me on to Lush and it changed my life. The butterball has been my favorite from the every beginning.  I nice hot soak not bubbles, just hot water and oils. Such amazing self care.

Skincare Regimen

Hello Passionistas

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.

Hydrate …

Bring a glow to the skin and boost it with plenty of hydration.

So Ladies… here is my regimen in action

Yes To Coconut- Ultra hydrating coconut oil cleansing balm

Formula 10.0.6 One Smooth Operator pore clearing face scrub  (Zinc + Oat + Pumice)

Emilia Hydro boosting gel

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.

Facial Self Care

Hello Passionistas!!!

Self care is very important to me. I’m not a pro at it just yet. But over the years, I have realized that taking good care of yourself mentally, physically, and emotionally is a super important factor to living a happy life.

One thing I enjoy doing is pampering myself. As much as I love going to the spa, realistically I can’t afford a spa visit every week. But I always pamper myself with a facial mask and body scrubs. It leaves my skin feeling soft and makes me feel good. I don’t have a routine or specific products I use. I like to try different techniques and brands. That’s why I’m such a Product Junkie!!!

Here’s my 1st facial self care video:

Products used:

Yes To Coconut cleansing balm

Dickerson’s witch hazel

Formula 10.0.6 One Smooth Operator Pore Clearing Face Scrub

Olay Daily Face Oil

Be sure to like and share. Leave me feedback as well.

Summer Essentials

Hello Passtionistas!

Here’s my summer essentials/ products I can live without for the summer ….

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Foot Scrubber and Stone

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When its summertime, cute feet are a must. So to take extra care my of feet, I scrub and exfoilate weekly.

Scrubber and Stone from Big Lots, under $5.00 each

 

Facial Mist 

img_2064With all this summer heat- facial mists are life savers. I like to put my facial mist sprays in the refrigerator. So when I’m retiring home from the outside I can calm my face with a rolling mist.

Emilia Face Water Mist …. Amazon $14.99

Well at Walgreens Cucumber Facial Mist … Walgreens $5.99

Little Barn Apothecary Coconut + Pear Refreshing Mineral Mist… ULTA $22.00

Stainless Travel tumblers

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Staying hydrated is key. I love that stainless tumblers keeps you beverage cold over time. This honestly, helps me drink more water. I use this on a day to day basis no matter if it’s me morning smoothie to quest to drink my 2 liters of water daily.

Stainless Steal Tumbler- Tiffany Blue…. Target $9.99

Clear Glitter Tumbler…. Target (Value Section) $3.00

 

Make Up Removers Wipes

img_2084Even when I don’t wear make up, make up remover wipes to baby wipes are a must for my face. I heat a lot and even if my face looks dry its dirty from previous sweat that has dried up. Ew! So, gotta make sure I clean that up.

Beauty Tip: Try to keep your face away from you face as much as possible. During the day our face touch so many dirty objects and if you keep you hands on your face you are transferring that dirty from your hands to your face. Not healthy for your face!

Neutrogena Make Up Wipes … Target $4.99

Sunglasses

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You can make the trendiest fashion statement with sunglasses. There’s so many different styles you can rock. I have so many sunglasses because I used to be a brand ambassador for Sol Theory sunglass monthly subscription.

 

Sunscreen

img_2075Always Protect Your Melanin!!!! Where there is sun, Sun protection is needed. I have been wearing sunscreen daily this  summer and my skin tone has not changed one bit. Normally my skin gets darker in the summer. I even have separate makeup shades for Summer vs Winter. But this year my skin tone has remained the same.

Emilia Naked Sun Wet Skin Sun Protection SPF 50… Amazon $10.99

Emilia Naked Sun Invisible Face Gel SPF 50… Amazon $15.98

Emilia Naked Sun Invisible Body Gel SPF 30… Amazon $14.98

Aloe Vera Gel

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Aloe Vera helps keeps you skin hydrated and nourishes those burns, cut and briuses

Trader Joe’s Aloe Vera Gel… Amazon $11.61

Emilia Naked Sun Aloe Vera Gel.. Amazon $7.98

 

 

Essential Oils

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One stop beauty solution for Hair, Face, and Body. I use these only just about every part of my body

Oil Essentials … Amazon $14.99

 

 

 

Chokers

My new favorite accessory is black choker. It helps make any outfit pop. You can be dressy and casual.

Chokers …. Walmart $5.00

Slides

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Nothing like a comfortable pair of slides to just have laying around.

Ivy Park Slides… TopShop $40.00

 

 

 

If you like this blog post , please share it and share with me your summer essentials in the comment box.

XOXO

Oil Essentials – One Stop Beauty Solution

Hello Passionistas!

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I found an entire line of oil essentials that I have falling in love with and I want to share them with you. I purchase these oils from Amazon. Oil Essentials is truly a one stop beauty soultion for all skin and hair types. Oil Essentials is unlike any oil collection to come before as its inspires the sense while delivering amazing beauty benefits. These products made with natural and sustainable blends of eco-cert essentials oils and fortified with an advanced anti-aging complex.

 

 

 

Products Mentioned:

Oil Essentials Argan & Wheat Germ

Oil Essentials Omega 3,6,9 & Evening Primrose

Oil Essentials Seabuckthorn Berry & Borage

Oil Essentials Sweet Almond & Macadamia

Oil Essentials Lavender &  Rose Hip

Oil Essentials Neroli & Avocado

 



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Top: BooHoo Plus & Curves

Necklace + Bracelets: Pandora

Ring: Class Ring (8th Grade)

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Part 2 Target Beauty Box

Good Day Passionistas!

I am back to share with you my second Target Beauty Box! If you didn’t see the first review I did last week, please click here to read that post.


The Target Beauty Box is not a subscription service. It’s a online only, monthly beauty box for only $7. The box is packed with about 5-8 trial size items and $3 off coupon for beauty purchases of $15 or more. Honestly, this is a great deal. They’ll make perfect gifts for your friends and family members during the holidays without breaking the bank. If you go order this box now is $5 instead of $7… Hurry go order one.

If you are a RED card member at Target you get the 5% off for using your card and shipping is free. So for only $14.24, let me show you what I got this month….

 

The September – Total Hydration Beauty Box came with

img_8642We all know, I love a gooood sheet mask. This Panda Calming Facials Sheet Mask stood no chance when I opened this box.

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I love leave in conditioners. I have been using the Curls brand for a while now. I love the unique smell and feel of all their products. I’ve been using this Blueberry Leave In Conditioner on the ends of my curly hair.

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I mean … We all know that Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Moisturizing Body Lotion hits the spot for all you dry skin areas. I have this little trial size bottle at my desk. You’d be surprised how many times I look down at my feet throughout the day and see that they are yet again ashy.

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St. Ives Invigorating Apricot Scrub was the first facial care product I used on my face as a teenager. I didn’t have bad skin or acne problems. So I did not need a super intense product. Just something simple to scrub off any dead skin, exfoliate, and clean the surface. Even now I don’t use any harsh facial products and this product is still in my skin care routine.

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The next time I wash my hair I will definitely be using this, Curls Unleashed Curl Defining Creme.

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It’s getting cold out so my lips most definitely need this Chapstick Hydration in Blood Orange. I HATE chapped and dry lips.

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I use Shea Moisture products ALL the time. I actually have the SheaMoisture Argan Oil & Argan Milk Shampoo and Blowout Creme in the full size already so a little extra will always help.

 

Don’t forget… If you think I should do a beauty box giveaway, comment and let me know. I saw one comment from my last post.I have tons of products and samples I could put together a Passion Box to giveaway. 

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Don’t forget to check out Sol Theory , a monthly sunglass subscription. Use promo code PASSIONLOCKED for 20% off your 1st box.

 

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Good Vibes ONLY- Ipsy Bag

img_8398Good Day Passionista!

First off, let me tell you how much I have been enjoying my August Ipsy makeup bag. I almost forget to write a blog and show y’all my goodies for this month.

This month I was graced with this lovely “Good Vibes Only” make up bag. It is sooooo cute. I don’t know what next month bag looks like yet- but it might be hard for me to separate from this little cutie.

Any who… on to the good stuff inside the bag

 

Y’all should know how much I enjoy sheet mask by now… LOL

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I finally got some mask sheets in my bag this month. These mask are from Leaders Insoultion. So far I have used the Pore Gone for Good- Pore Refining sheet mask. I really liked the product. I was easy to unfold and it fit my face just right. I have used some sheet mask recently that have been just too wet and ended up being messy- liquid running down my face and all. I have even come across some that were too small or to big for my face, which was annoying. But this one was just right.

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I am in love with this cute mini Make Up Forever excessive Lash mascara. I have honestly used this everyday since I got it. I think I like the size of it best of all. It fits in my makeup bag perfectly. This has been my first time using a mascara by Make Up Forever, and I like it. I haven’t cried lately- so I don’t know how it will hold up during one of my secret cry sessions (LOL) But it has been my best “pocketbook” friend so far.

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It seems like every month I get a eye pencil or liquid liner. That’s cool and all… but I have not mastered the eye lining technique. These days I don’t have hours to stand in the mirror and try over and over again. So I honestly have not used this product (and don’t plan on it). I don’t know why I keep getting eye pencils and liners every month. I think I need to go on the website and look at my preferences and change them. No worries tho- I will be sure to pass this along to someone who I know will use it.

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This is my second time getting a make-up brush and I’m not mad about it. The last brush I got was a contouring brush, I believe. Again, I don’t have time for all that. So I have been using it for my creamy foundation or concealer, before putting on powder foundation. This Crown Foundation brush feels really good and I will use it for my more detailed make up sessions when I’m highlighting and baking my face.

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My last item was this Willkommen eyeshadow. I like natural colors so I will be using this in the winter. I haven’t used it yet because I am still stuff on the City of Color Cosmetic shimmery shadow I got last month.  I used to be into eye palettes alot, but now I need more convenient make up. So these individual shadows are dope.

 

 

Continue reading “Good Vibes ONLY- Ipsy Bag”

Miss Spa

Good Day Passionista!

So you know I love a good sheet mask.

I have been using them more often than none now.

Sheet Mask are less expensive, less mess, and effective.

 

Every few days, I use a sheet mask in the morning while in the shower and getting ready to start my day. Most packages state that you should leave the sheet mask on your face for at least of 20 minutes. But I like to leave it on my face a little longer. I mean I use makeup and lotions that sit on my face all day so I can clean it a little longer.



Check out these 6 Miss Spa Sheet Mask that I picked up at Target for $2.99 each:

 

Miss Spa Exfoliate sheet mask

Miss Spa Clear blemish patches

Miss Spa Brighten sheet mask

Miss Spa Hydrate sheet mask

Miss Spa Oxygenating sheet mask

Miss Spa 24K Gold radiance mask

 

These products can be found at Target or https://miss-spa.com

 

Follow @passionlocked on instagram to see if anyone of these product become my #productoftheday

Coffee Obsessed.

Hello Passionista!

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Body scrubs are my favorite thing about my skin care routine. I use body scrubs on a weekly basis to make sure my skin stays soft and silky. Because I love products so much, I’m not limited to one specific brand or type.

Lately, I have been interested in this new trend of Coffee Body Scrubs. These are my top three:

 

Coffee Body Scrub from World Market, priced at $9.99

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This product is meant for invigorating, exfoliating and smoothing. The product is a dry scrub, which could be harmful to sensitive skin if rubbed to hard. The scent of the coffee and mint scrub is not the best refreshing scent I would like, but it’s fresh. https://www.worldmarket.com/product/coffee-and-mint-body-scrub.do?sortby=ourPicks&from=Search

 

 

 

Energizing Coffee Body Scrub by ULTABeauty, priced at $18.50

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This product is made with vitamin E, Sweet Almond oil and Coconut oil. Unlike the Coffee and Mint Body Scrub this scrub is not dry, it’s formulated with oils. This scrub is caffeined to energize the skin, infused with natural oils to soothe and nourish the skin, and the vitamin E fights off free radicals. The scent smiles more like the fresh coffee beans.

http://www.ulta.com/energizing-coffee-body-scrub?productId=xlsImpprod16501189

 

Cup O’Coffee Face and Body Mask from LUSH, priced at $11.95

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This product is to kick-start your day with a stimulating blend of fresh ground coffee, kaolin and agave syrup. This product is creamy and calming. I love that these products are freshly hand made by actual people. This product is creamy and thick, unlike the others.

http://www.lushusa.com/face/masks/cup-o%27-coffee/9999905552.html

 

I recommend all three of these items products to you. It’s interesting that they all do the same thing, in three different unique forms. Please see the links above but further details of each item.

 

XOXOXO

Summer Wal-Mart Beauty Box

Hello Passionistas!

First off, summer is here and you are force to be reckoned with.

About a week ago, I received my Summer Beauty box from Wal-Mart. This seasons box is full of all types of stuff I love.

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My favorite product in this summer’s box is the Simple Sensitive Skin Cleansing Wipes. I have purchased this item before and used them many times. I love them. I  was excited to see them in my box. With it being summer time, it’s good to have a on the go pack to put in my purse for a little on the go refresh.

 

 

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This next product, EcoTools Mask Removers Sponges is new to me. I’ve never seen these before, but I’m excited it use them. The packaging says, “designed to quickly wipe away facial masks”. I didn’t even know this was on the market. I use my Bath and Body works and Lush body mask at least once a week. So, I think it will be great to use when doing my in shower body mask.

 

 

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The Aveeno Daily Moisturising Lotion is a product that I use everyday. But this travel size bottle is going straight into my purse. It’s going to be great for those on the go moments.

 

 

 

 

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The one product from the box that I liked the least is Wally’s Organic Body Oil. The packaging says it, “reduce appearance of: scars, stretch marks, and dry skin”. It’s such a small sample that I don’t know if it’s effective. I will use the sample but I probably won’t ever purchase this item.  

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I was surprised to see the Got2B Glued Styling Spiking Glue travel size in the box. When I recently went to get my hair done, my stylist used this on my edges. And my edges actually held down longer than usual. So when I saw this product I got excited about laying my edges down in this summer heat. I find it interesting that this was even in the beauty box, because the brand is more male targeted. But I’ve seen more females using it for wig placement and as a edge control because of its super holding powers. Great Marketing Strategy!

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I have used Pantene Dream Care Shampoo and Conditioner before, not my favorite choice to wash my natural hair with. For the sake of having these travel sizes, I will use them the next time I travel (put them in my carry on).

 

 

 

 

Radiate your Beauty !!!!!!!!!!

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