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

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

Velvet 59

I just ordered my lipstick from the Malibu Sunset collection in Coral Canyon. After watching the makeup trends during fashion week, it’s safe to assume pink is totally hot this summer. I definitely plan on having fun during those hot summer nights. There is one thing Paris Manning knows and that is lippies. I actually found out about velvet 59 through Ipsy 2 years ago. I’ve been addicted since. I’ll be posting a summer night look with this new lipstick. Stay tuned lovelies! xoxo

Get 20% off your first order through this referral link: Velvet 59

 

Priody Beauty

I just ordered these facial eye treatment masks. Its an intensive revitalising eye treatment mask with Hyaluronic Acid, Cucumber & Aloe. My mother always said just like in healthcare preventive treatments have the best results. Don’t wait till it is too late to treat those fine lines. Don’t forget to limit the amount of sun and stay hydrated. Ultimately regardless what you do, if you don’t follow those key steps, the point is moot. xoxo


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PRIODY intensive revitalising eye treatment mask with peptides, hyaluronic acid, cucumber extract and aloe, will perfectly hydrate your skin, remove wrinkles and fine lines around your eyes, remove dark circles under the eyes, refresh and revitalise your skin. Peptides will help you get rid of puffy eyes and dark circles under the eyes, improve microcirculation, protect collagen and elastin bindings integrity, stimulate fibroblast proliferation, protect the sensitive skin around the eyes from free radicals and UV rays, strengthen the tissue around the eyes, and treat inflammations.

Benefits:

-Revitalises and hydrates skin
-Removes wrinkles and fine lines around the eyes
-Helps you get rid of puffy eyes and dark circles under the eyes, improves microcirculation
-Regenerates, soothes and softens skin

Active ingredients: Hyaluronic Acid, Vanilla Planifolia, Eryngium Maritimum, SYN®-HYCAN, Cucumber Extract, Aloe Extract, Vitamin E, Vitamin C, Alage Extract, Oat Beta Glucan.

Other ingredients: Deionized Water, Phenoxyethanol, Pentiol Green+, Glycerine

Direction for use: Tear open the pouch and pull out the mask, remove outer layers of foil and place the mask on clean face according to openings for eyes and mouth. Leave the mask on for 15 – 20 minutes. Remove the mask and massage the remaining serum gently into your skin. Use it 2 – 3 times a week. You can use the same mask two or three times. After using the mask, simply put it back into the pouch and keep refrigerated until the next use.

Safety Warning: Avoid contact with eyes and mucous membranes. Keep out of reach of children. If signs of irritation appear, stop using this product!

Expiration: 2 years from the production date on the packaging. Best before 5 days of opening.