F.A.B. Facial Radiance Pads

 

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These pads are:

  • Super easy and fast to use-just wipe onto a clean face, once or twice daily. I have found that just once a day gives you results but of course twice would be better.
  • Gentle, even for sensitive skin-can be used daily.
  • Contains natural ingredients such as: cucumber, Indian gooseberry, lemon peel extract, Aloe leaf juice and orange fruit extract.
  • Free of harsh ingredients!

Furthermore, these pads not only have toning properties but they also exfoliate your skin to reveal more radiant skin with lactic and glycolic acid.

Best of all, they actually work as described and make your skin glow! I have been using these pads and I have definitely noticed that they are effective. They leave my face looking brighter without causing any sort of unwanted reaction.

Can be purchased at:

Sephora 28 pads for $14.00 or 60 pads for $30.00

and

First Aid Beauty 60 pads for $30.00

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The new barbie!

There is now a new barbie in the barbie team named Lammily. She is not only new but she is different. How? This barbie is not the typical tall and skinny doll. In fact, she resembles the average 19 year old female in terms of body shape and size.

Check out 2nd graders’ responses to this barbie:

“Second Graders React to Lammily and Other Fashion”

They like Lammily better than the other barbies because they feel like they can personally relate to her more AND relate her to people that they actually know. I believe that this is a positive change with the motto that “AVERAGE IS BEAUTIFUL”. This could improve the self-esteem of many young girls because it’s a change from the high beauty standards that surface our society .

Another fun change-this barbie is capably of literally doing more; like riding a toy horse, something that the other barbies cannot do.

Lamilly can be purchased at: Lamilly First Edition Doll for $25.

 

Too Faced Shadow Insurance Primer vs. Urban Decay’s Original Primer Potion.

My skin type: Combination. (Oily T-Zone.)

I have always been a user or Urban Decay’s Original Primer and it has given me the results I want.

  • No oily lids.
  • No smudging.
  • No budging-long time wear.
  • And, enhanced eyeshadow/eyeliner color.

Ulta recently had a sale where the Too Faced Shadow Insurance was $10 instead of the normal $20. Yep, literally half the price. And, that’s when I decided to test out the product.

The results that I got:

  • No oily lids.
  • No smudging or budging.
  • And, of course enhanced eyeshadow/eyeliner color.

Both products gave me the results that I was seeking and left me satisfied. Now you might wonder what the difference between the two is.

Price: Both are $20.

Size: Too Faced-0.35 oz vs Urban Decay-0.37 oz, a little more product but not too much of a difference.

Texture: I  liked the texture of the Shadow Insurance better than the Primer Potion because it was more velvety. The Primer Potion has more of a thicker and harder to spread formula. They both leave my lids matte though. But, I would say that the Shadow Insurance is definitely easier to spread which actually makes me use less product.

Longevity:The Primer Potion improved shadow/liner color by just a little bit when several hours had passed, it was not a significant enough difference for me though-at all.

Preference: Either one because they both do about the same job but I definitely liked the texture of the Shadow Insurance better so, if I really had to pick-Too Faced Shadow Insurance but texture and the importance of texture is really a personal preference.

Both can be purchased at: Sephora, Ulta, Urban Decay, Too Faced and many more places.

Something to think about-social media and technology…!

Check out the following video:

“Can We Auto-Correct Humanity-animated version”

“Can We Auto-Correct Humanity-original”

Please note the description of the video: “You need not delete your social networks or destroy your cell phones, the message is simple, be balanced, be mindful, be present, be here. :)”

I watched this video and I found it to be very thought-provoking.

Plus, I felt like I could relate. I have not only personally experienced this phenomenon but I myself have paid more attention to my phone than a living person in front of me…Once I realized what was happening, I decided to change it!

And, once that happened, I became more aware of it occurring around me; I saw how powerful these distractions can be. It is SO unfair to the people that it happens with.

Social media and technology do have their advantages and usefulness but there is a limit to just about everything.

Please remember that and no harm will be done, I am sure it will aid you with relationships and life overall.

Discussion of sunscreen and sunscreen recommendations.

The importance of sunscreen is often overlooked. But, the truth is that you need to protect your skin from sun damage regardless of whether it is sunny or not, the rays are still there even in the winter when the sun is not clearly visible!

Sun damage consists of:

  • Aging.
  • Spots-uneven skin tone.
  • Skin cancer.
  • Sunburn.

You may think that your skin looks just fine but things are not always as they seem; looks can be deceiving.

Check out this video which highlights just that.

 “How the sun sees you…”

If you have sensitive skin then be sure to look for a sunscreen that is fragrance free, oil-free and non comedogenic (not pore blocking). You may also get more natural based sunscreen if you prefer that. Opt for at least SPF 15 but 30 is better.

Yes, some foundations do have SPF but I am sure you do not put on pumps of makeup so, it won’t be enough.

Boscia Oil-Free Daily Hydration SPF 15 – is a product that I recommend. Ideal for all skin types.

Boscia

Full ingredient list: Water, Butylene Glycol, Silica, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Glycerin, Polyglyceryl-10 Stearate, Pentylene Glycol, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Leaf Extract, Epilobium Angustifolium Flower/leaf/stem Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Algae Extract, Hydrolyzed Yeast Extract, Bishydroxyethyl Biscetyl Malonamide, Arctium Lappa Root Extract, Phellodendron Amurense Bark Extract, Hydrogenated Rapeseed Alcohol, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Sclerotium Gum, Aluminum Hydroxide, Potassium Phosphate, Sambucus Nigra Flower Extract, Zinc Oxide, Titanium Dioxide.

What I like about this product:

  • Oil control AND hydrating properties.
  • Anti-bacterial properties: Burdock Root; helps acne prone skin.
  • Anti-inflammatory and anti-irritation ingredient: Willow Herb; helps acne prone skin.
  • Matte finish.
  • Minimizes pores.
  • Anti-aging ingredients.
  • Paraben, sulfate, synthetic fragrance, synthetic dye, petro-chemical and pthalate free.
  • And, of course sun protection!

I have both sensitive and combination skin. This is one of the very few moisturizers with SPF that I do not find to be greasy or leave my face looking oily. The only downside is that it’s more costly than other SPF sources. This does not break me out or have a white ghostly look, lol. The texture is extremely light but creamy! It disappears into my skin so fast that sometimes I find myself putting on more.

This can be bought at: Sephora and Boscia 1.4 oz-$36.

A drugstore sunscreen that I recommend is:

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry Touch SPF 30 Sunscreen

Neutrogena

What I like about this:

  • Sheer-no ghostly white cast on face.
  • Oil-free, matte finish.
  • Not greasy, disappears into your skin fast. Dry-touch advertisement is accurate!
  • Affordable price.
  • Water resistant.

Can be bought at your local drugstore, Target-cheapest there, less than $10, Walmart, etc.

Don’t forget to protect your body from the sun’s rays, too! 🙂

Pomegranate!

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This is a fruit that has a sweet and tangy taste. The fruit looks kind of like little jewels. 😀
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There are many health benefits associated with pomegranates.

Iron, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, antioxidants, Vitamin B5, calcium and more.

Skincare correlations: anti-aging, collagen and elastin production, sun protection, cell regeneration, vitamin C and more.

Healthcare correlations : anti-cancer, immune system health, lower blood pressure, weight loss, lower cholesterol, blood circulation and more.

Remember that correlation does NOT imply causation!

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