Sunday, February 8, 2015

GlamGlow Youth Mud Review

I've been seeing youth mud all over the internet and caved... i needed to try it!

Stopped by my local Sephora and picked up the Glamglow Youthmud Tinglexfoliate Treatment. When I went home I immediately washed my face and read the directions for the mask. It says that the mask is going to tingle and let me tell you... IT FUCKING BURNED. for like.... 3 minutes. but shoot, I had to leave this on for 10 minutes so that's about 30% of the time I had it on!


Fast forward to washing it off... I was so impressed! my pores were significantly tinier and I think it even shrank some of my hormonal pimples. Fair warning, this treatment felt real intense. Bare with it because the end result is fantastic! just be sure to wear enough moisturizer because this can definitely be drying. The mask says to use 1-2 times weekly and I'm actually already excited to use it again just to see what my pores look like.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Think Warm Thoughts.

It's another snow storm in Boston but with 1 foot instead of 3-4 feet like last week so I've been trying to reintroduce summer skin beauty and skin care back into my life on these snow days so I can pretend like I'm not here.

Last week I used the new CiatE Ice Cream collection, I must say the pigmentation and drying time for their nail polish has improved over the past 2 years! It's still going to need more than one coat but the color pay off is very beautiful and took about a full week to even start chipping away.

I purchased the mini collection at Sephora, here is the link

Also, I followed up with my beloved Sally Hansen Insta-Dry top coat to ensure a glossy long lasting mani.

Sea Salt Hair Spray Battle

 As some of you may know I am a straight up weekend warrior so I work weekends at Lush Cosmetics! Last year (or maybe a year and half?) they came out with Sea Spray Hair Spray which is their version of a cruelty free, fresh, and cruelty free hair spray! It's suppose to gie you beachy waves if you scrunch it OR it can tame your baby hairs like it does mine :)! I do feel like this does a good just of leaving hair workable but this does not have a super strong hold unless you use a lot... Here is the link to the US site, you can sometimes get a better price form the UK site but it really depends on when you want your product by.,en_US,pd.html#start=2

SURF SPRAY- Bumble and Bumble
If you're looking for something with a great hold, I suggest bumble and Bumble Surf Spray. BEWARE, this may dry your hair out, not sure what ingredient it was wrecking havoc on my strands but it was kinda gross
after I used it for the full day. Be sure to use a deep conditioner after you've use this spray to keep your hair in tip top condition! I think this going to be great for oily hair btw.... i don't have oily hair but it would def be interesting to see how people that do have oilier scalps and hair feel about this product. I purchased mine from sephora, here is the link:

Hope where every you are, you're enjoying the sun or pretending like summer is around the corner just like me! :)


Monday, January 26, 2015

Charcoal Nose Pore Strips.

So I really want to share the amazingness that is a black nose pore strip. Not hating on the regular white ones, but there's something about the black ones that have charcoal in them that i am seriously LOVING.

Charcoal is wonderful for removing excess oil and detoxifying your skim. I've also noticed that it does help even out skin tone as well but maybe that's just me.

Here are the ones that I've tried and ranked based on experience with the products:

Softymo Nose Clean Pack
This strip is almost a rectangular shape instead of the curvy nose shape which is kind of cool because you can use it on your chin to get rid of any gunk there. This one I left on for about 20 minutes and when I went to take it off, the results were similar to using the regular Biore white nose pore strips.
I did notice that this one took longest to dry. It was very gentle so it would be best for those with sensitive skin.

You can get it online on Ebay or Amazon.

Biore Charcoal Nose Strip JAPAN (Sorry my photo is backwards)
I got the limited edition packaging so the actual one looks a little different, it's just an illustration of a lady with the pack on her nose. I DIGRESS Y'ALL.

This one was pretty effective but I did notice that it was kind of drying, my nose was a little sensitive after using it but it removed the fattest, juciest, white heats and black heads! It wasn't as effective at removing the smaller gunk pieces though.

Tosowoong Charcoal Nose Strips
 This pore strip does not discriminate! It gets the tiny and huge nose gunkies out of the pores and your nose and is so effective. I tried these back in August and have not been able to find anything else as effective!

I find that the longer I leave this on for, the MORE gross stuff gets pulled out. The longest I've ever left it on for was about 1 hour and a half (I was watching a movie... so yea. didn't feel like taking off my pore strip.)

Everytime I use this, I am thoroughly impressed with the strength. There is currently a 32 pack deal on Ebay and it's only $14!!! WORTH INVESTING IN 32 PACK I SWEAR. It's amazing. I will invest as soon as I start running low on my pore strips.

Hope this was mildly exciting or maybe even helpful for those that are interested in trying charcoal nose pore strips.

MAKE GREAT CHOICES <3 nbsp="" p="">xoxo,

Monday, January 19, 2015

New Year New Posts?

I haven't blogged in a year. IM THE WORST!

for 2015, I am going to try to post at least maybe every 2 weeks. If not a product review then just a catch up on life in general.

I have been trying a bunch of new products and would LOVE to share my experiences and comments.

I've also been thinking about vlogging but i guess baby steps.

Until the next blog... BYE,