Clean Queen

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Hi babes! I’m back again for another review. Today I will be reviewing Tarte’s vegan deodorant, “Clean Queen”. I’m a big fan of Tarte and when I found out they had a vegan deodorant, I just had to try it out.

Clean queen is aluminum free and alcohol free. Why is this good? Well Aluminum has been found to be linked to certain types of cancer cells. Cancer runs in my family, so every little bit helps. Did you know according to the American Cancer Society, that nearly half of all men and a little more than one-third of all women in the United States will have cancer during their lifetimes. So, anything that helps you reduce the risks gets a thumbs up from me.

It is also a natural deodorant that have a ton of natural odor neutralizers without irritation. It conditions the skin and leaving your skin feeling smooth. This important for me because most women tend to shave and the skin in that area tends to be more coarse than normal.

It’s a cream to powder formula that is not supposed to leave any white marks. While it is cream and dries as a powder, if you put on a shirt while it is drying, it will leave a mark. I have yet to find a deodorant that doesn’t leave a mark.

It provides long-lasting daily odor defense, even on the most sensitive skin, with natural plant starches to fight odor without disturbing normal perspiration. This is also not the case. I started out with just the one application daily and I would suffer from BO by the end of the day. This was embarrassing to say the least and this was on one of my off days when I didn’t work out. The days I did work out, OMG it was the worst. I was grateful for working out at home.

At this point I couldn’t believe that Tarte would release such a bad deodorant. I read some reviews and people liked it. I decided to do research on natural deodorants. Apparently there is a transition period when you switch from normal deodorant to natural ones. Since everyone has a different body chemistry this time period can vary.

Aluminum to clog the sweat glands and block sweat from escaping. The experience can be different for everyone. You can let out under arm moisture like crazy, luckily this didn’t happen to me. This happens because once your glands are unclogged, they may release fluids previously blocked by aluminum in antiperspirants, causing an increase in moisture.

What I did experience was an increase in odor. This can happen to some, again it all depends on your body chemistry. Apparently when the the flushing of the system and increased apocrine sweat gland activity results in increased moisture and sweat which interacts with odor-causing bacteria.

There is also increased sensitivity. This also did not happen to me. With a hypothetical increase in bacteria and backup being released via the lymphatic system, it may be that some individuals experience increased sensitivity or tenderness as the body filters out undesired materials.

After learning everything about switching over, I was beginning to feel frustrated. I didn’t know what to do. The only resolution I came up with was to reapply it whenever I would start to feel excess moisture building up, in order to avoid the stink. At this point I was applying it 2 to 3 times a day on a normal day. On days that I worked out I applied right before and after my workout (if you go to the gym and don’t shower there).

The price point of this deodorant is $14 and is not availability in stores can vary. To be honest it was not worth it. I might give it another go to see if it was just the transition thing. Right now though I’m trying Native deodorant. I read really good reviews on it and Allure magazine named it as a natural deodorant that actually works. Till another time babes! xoxo

 

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Be YOU tiful

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Hi babes!! Here’s another review. I went to Sephora the other day and picked up some goodies. I’ll be reviewing those later. The first thing I tried from my latest beauty haul was this fiber mask by Andalou.

Let’s start on some brief info on the product. It claims to have fruit stem cell complex and resveratrol Q10 which is supposed to instantly hydrate and replenish your skin. It also claims to sooth and plump for a more lifted and firmer appearance. You fine lines are supposed to disappear and you complexion appears to be rejuvenated.

The mask is made of silky soft, non woven, pure cellulose fiber. Its Eco friendly and certified that it is bio-preferred. It also verified to be non GMO and biodegradable. Its 97% derived by nature and gluten-free, vegan, and cruelty free.

My thoughts: It definitely hydrates the face. However, I am not sure if it hydrates the face because of the fruit stem cell and the Q10 or because the mask itself is super saturated in the serum it’s sitting in. I was grateful that I decided to apply the mask over my sink. There was quite a bit of spillage. At first you think is all this necessary but then when you feel you skin afterwards it was worth it.

As far as feeling firmer and lifted for my skin; sort of. My skin felt smooth and firmer but it’s not like I looked like I did some injections or anything. One thing that I really didn’t like was the design of the mask itself. The eyes and mouth holes were very small and I had to stretch them out a little to actually fit it on my face.

It’s easy to use and affordable. This is not a for or against this product. To put it simply this may affect various skin types differently. I would say for $5 give it a shot and see for yourself. Till another time lovelies!! xoxo

Sweet Peach

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Hi lovelies!! I’m reviewing the Olay body wash in sweet peach; its from the summer collection. I feel in love with this body wash on my first day trying it. Right now I swear by it and I won’t look back. It’s not just the scent but the way your skin feels after trying it. Your skin feels like silk when you get out of the shower, even hot ones. I mean I have to have a hot shower, can’t live without it and if you didn’t know hot showers leaves you skin ultra dry. Usually I combat this with a rich body wash and a good body lotion. However, with this body wash if you wanted to skip out on the lotion for the day feel free. This body wash really does leave your skin that soft and silky. That’s just after one wash. After a week you have successfully nourished your skin and after the whole bottle well you can actually see visible results of the nourishment. Your skin begins to look healthy and has the silky feeling all the time. If you don’t like peaches Olay has a plethora of scents. I would definitely run out and get a bottle or two. Till next time. xoxo

I’m Real

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Hi lovelies!! Today I will be reviewing the TonyMoly “I’m Real” Avocado mask sheet. Lets start off with I am a big fan of TonyMoly products. I lean towards a lot of K beauty products because their skin care takes priorities. Lets face it when it comes to looking your best whether with makeup or not, it starts with your skin. Just a little FYI your skin is the biggest organ in your body and like other parts of your body you should take care of it. You can’t stop the aging process but you can definitely slow it down a whole lot.

Now on to the the mask. Just like unicorns and mermaids, avocados are the latest in beauty trends. Avocados are a rich source of vitamins and minerals which is great for the skin. It contains the vitamin A, B, E, and K. These nutrients help even out skin tone and help reduce early signs of aging. It also helps brighten your skin and give it a radiant glow.

Like all products for the best results always go by package directions. However, in this case most of the directions are in kanji. So, I am here to help you guys out. Start of with a clean face. Then tear open the package and apply the sheet over your face. Leave on for 20 to 30 minutes. I left mine on for 30 minutes. Then you simply remove the mask and dispose of it. Then gently massage in circular motions the excess ingredients on to your skin. Viola all done! Till next time. xoxo

Hydrogel Eye Treatment

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Hello lovelies! I’ll be reviewing another Miss Spa product. This time it will be the hydrogel treatment. Unlike my previous post about the Miss Spa gold mask, this I liked a lot. This product is to help alleviate the appearance of puffiness and signs of fatigue. So, if you have had a long night this is definitely something you’re going to want to try. If you’re like me and have dark circles this will also help with that. Now I do recommended doing this treatment twice a week for a couple of weeks, to notice a change with the dark circles.

Now for whats in this little treasure. It has pearl extract and vitamins A, B, C, and E. It is sulfate free, paraben free, and fragrance free. I don’t know about you but I really appreciate not having anything scented when it is that close to my eyes. The last thing anyone needs is an allergy attack. Oh, and did I mention it is not tested on animals. It feels like it just becomes part of your skin and it leaves it feeling rich and supple. The skin around the eyes is so thin and is usually the first place you lose elasticity that giving it that extra moisture is what gives this product a thumbs up for me.

You’re going to want to use this product immediately after opening it. Make sure you pat it on to clean and dry skin underneath the eye area. You’re going to want to gently press on to make sure it doesn’t slide off. You leave it on for 45 minutes. I suggest you lay back and relax and binge watch something on Netflix. Once your time is up, remove the pads and discard them. Pat the remaining solution onto the skin, try avoiding contact with your eyes because it will cause irritation. Like I always say for the best results make sure to use as directed, the directions are there for a reason. Till next time lovelies! Stay beautiful! xoxo

 

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Miss Spa Youth Renewal Hydro-gel Facial Mask

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Hello lovelies! I know it’s been awhile but life does happen. I am back and doing what I love most and that is trying out beauty  products and let you guys know whether or not it’s worth it.

I have recently tried this gold mask by Miss Spa. It’s a Hydro-gel facial mask. It is supposed to revive fatigued skin with peptides; while boosting collagen.

This should be a part of an anti-aging regimen. You are never too young to start. Think of it a preventive skin care. Everyone always ask me why I look so young. Well ladies beside staying out of the sun and getting the proper amount of water for your body. You do little things here and there that will only improve your skins elasticity and so forth. Oh and did I mention that smoking is a big no-no! That will make you age very quickly and make you skin look dull.

Well now on to the mask. This mask is supposed to leave you skin feeling smooth, while targeting signs of aging. It is also supposed to help your skin look brighter and younger.

Unfortunately, this mask says it supposed to melt onto the skin. Meaning it sticks on so that it can do its thing. That did NOT happen here. I couldn’t tell you if this mask actually works because it did NOT melt on to my skin. It just keep falling or sliding off, no matter what position I got in. It got so bad that the mask dried out before it was able to do anything.

I have used Miss Spa products before in the past and have been quite pleased. So, I had high expectations for this one. However, this was not the case here. I hope that they can reformulate the mask, that it can better adhere to the skin or something. So ladies and gents, I do NOT recommend this product but if you want to give it a try yourself then go for it!!! Till later lovelies! xoxo

Where you can get that glow?

It’s never too early to begin great skincare.


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It’s never too early to start a good skincare regimen that targets the first signs of aging. Think of it as preventive care for your skin. Usually the first signs of aging start in the eye area. I mean it makes sense, since it is the most delicate part of skin. The wonderful people over at Exuviance sent me these eye masques, which I totally love. The price for this is $49 and it the box comes 12 packs. This is definitely one of those products that is worth the money.

The eye masques firm and hydrate the eye area while enhancing cell renewal and minimizing the look of fine lines and wrinkles with Lactobionic Acid and Vitamins A, C and E.

  • Lactobionic Acid refreshes and soothes
  • Bionic treatment firms skin around the eyes, reducing the appearance of crow’s feet
  • Vitamins A, C, and E provide antioxidant protection and restore skin

Make a spa day out of it! Now if you wanted to kick things up a notch they have a 3 step systems that works implement the eye masques in the routine.

Of course always start with a clean face. Make sure the eye area is thouroughly dry. First start with the Depuffing eye serum. You see a major reduction in puffiness around the eyes within 4 hours. It targets puffiness and undereye bag. It also helps firm the skin around the eye area, including those lids. The micro-roller helps increase the circulation which helps with the production of collagen. There is caffeine in it which helps invigorate the skin. With hints of Chamomile, Green Tea and Cucumber refresh the eye area.

You follow with the Intensive Eye Treatment Masque. Remove the masques from the packet. There should be 2 inside. They are saturated but no worries, it won’t get in those lovely eyes. Gently place the pads underneath each eye. I put it as close as I could to my water line without becoming uncomfortable. Smooth the pads onto the skin. The stick on pretty good, so, you could go on about your business. Leave the pads on for 10 minutes. Gently remove the pads and discard; gently massage any excess solution.

Final step would be to follow up with the Hydrating eye complex. I love this stuff!! It’s super light and if your like me and suffer from dark circles; then you’re going to want to include this in your regimen.

  • Formulated with Gluconolactone and Lactobionic Acid (PHAs)
  • Provides antioxidant protection
  • Contains Vitamins A, C, and E
  • Hydrates with a soothing blend of botanicals

I definitely recommend the all three products. However, if your looking just to refresh those pretty lids the masques alone will do the trick. As always I recommend you use as directed; which using the eye masques 2 to 3 times a week.

Still not sure? Below I posted a before (top) and after (bottom):

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As always lovelies tell me what you think? Share you thoughts and comments. Till another time! xoxo

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