Eyeko – Fat liquid liner – $16
Klorane – Gentle dry shampoo with oat milk – $20
Number 4 – Super comb prep & protect – $32
P_r~lisse – BB tinted moist cream SPF 30 – $32
Real Chemistry – Luminous 3-minute peel – $48
Little Miss and I had a field day in Lush picking out new things to try. I also grabbed my favorite face scrub Ocean Salt.
What’s your favorite thing to get at Lush?
Pore strips from the store are pricey and often don’t remove all the dirt from the clogged pores. The store-bought pore strips work but are not perfect.
I found a recipe to make at home with only two simple ingredients from your kitchen cabinets.
While the mixture was drying on my face, it became tight and I was very hopeful that it would remove all the dirt or at least most from the pores on my face which are mostly on and around my nose.
Unfortunately, the this mixture did not work as well as I had hoped. The strip only pulled out two clearly visible dirt clogs. It did pull out many very small hard to see dirt clogs, but the overall effect what not what I had hoped.
I think trying this mixture on some sort of cloth to help the mixture set on the skin and be able to properly pull the strip off the face allowing the mixture to pull the dirt out with it before I chalk this recipe off as a fail.
In my October 2015 BirchBox I received the Acure Organics Cell Stimulating Face Mask and tried it tonight during my bath time.
The cell stimulating mask is a french clay mask that provides a deep clean to remove dirt and build up. Active stem cells and chlorella growth factor revitalize skin cells. Argan and seabuckthorn oils provide hydration and moisture.
To use: apply a thick layer over your entire face. Let sit till dry, around 15 minutes. Rinse off with a warm face cloth.
While the mask was drying on my face, it gave my skin a little tingle and I knew it was working. My face was left feeling clean and smooth. I did need to moisturize afterwards though.
My 6 year old daughter had a god laugh after seeing my face!
Beauty Protector – Protect & Oil – $29.95
Coastal Scents – StyleEYES Eyeshadow Palette – formalEYES – $12
COOLA – Classic SPF 30 Cucumber Moisturizer for Face – $32
Marcelle – BB Cream Golden Glow – $27
MSC Skin Care + Home – Lavender and Bergamot Body Nectar – $30
bbrowbar – Brow Definer – $25
Moroccanoil – Hand Cream Fleur d’Orange – $24
PARLOR by Jeff Chastain – Flexible Hold Hairspray – $24
Rene Furterer – KARITE Intense Nourishing Mask – $24
Supergoop – Advanced SPF 37 Anti-Aging Eye Cream – $45
Coffee is a crucial part of my day. I drink a cup a day to help reduce headaches and migraines. Before I introduced coffee into my daily routine, I was getting headaches several times a week. Since coffee, they have been reduced to only a few times a month. If I skip coffee in the morning it almost guaranteed that I will have a headache in the afternoon.
Beyond controlling my headaches coffee has many other health benefits particularly for the skin.
Coffee is a great source of antioxidants. It enhances blood circulation and reduces puffy yes. It’s also a great exfoliater leaving the skin smooth and bright. Which is why I decided to make a homemade coffee body scrub.
The Hubby and I have a wedding this weekend; I picked up anew dress for the occasion.
I bought the Sequin Tuxedo Dress from Ann Taylor. Now I need to find the perfect shoes.
I also picked up a few things from M.A.C.
I grabbed two of the Pro Colour x4 Compact for my eyeshadows and a Pro Palette Large.
For my palette I got the Cream Colour Base in Shell which I have been using as a highlighter.
Now I need to figure out how to de-pot all of my eyeshadows so I can store them in the palettes.
Here are the 5 most worn pieces from my closet for the Fall season.
A black sleeveless dress from GAP. It is a thick cotton which keeps me warm in the cooler mornings and evenings.
The dress has two front pockets that sit right on the hip, it’s also tailored which makes the fit very flattering.
A peach-ish cardigan by LC Lauren Conrad from Kohls. The cardigan is soft and very movable. I love throwing it over a dress or t-shirt to instantly make any outfit more sophisticated and classy.
A no-name black scarf. Soft and simple, keeps you warm and makes an outfit feel cozy.
I have very thick and coarse hair which I often straighten, needless to say my hair is always dry, brittle and full of split ends. I’ve tried other homemade hair masks that have not been successful. Since I had a jar of coconut oil in my pantry that had yet to be opened at all, I figured I would give it a try.
Start with dry hair that is free from any hair products.
I used Sonoma Harvest Coconut Oil. Take about 1/2 teaspoon of solid coconut oil at a time and rub through your hands till it melts from the heat. In total, I used around 4 tablespoons of solid oil for my hair.
Start at the ends of your hair giving them the most attention and work your way up.
Making sure to saturate all of your hair.
Comb through your hair just to make sure that your hair is completely saturated.
Cover your hair in a shower cap and let it sit for 30-40 minutes. (I could not find a shower cap, so I used a plastic bag instead). After 40 minutes wash your hair like normal, it may take a few washes for it to no longer feel greasy.
After just one treatment, my hair was very shiny and smooth. I also found that it was easier and much faster to straighten my hair after the treatment. Now that I’ve washed my hair a few times since, my hair is starting to become very dry again. I plan on working this hair treatment into my beauty routine to keep my hair soft and shiny especially now that we are heading into the winter months.