Oh my skin!

Oh my skin!

Okay, okay!  Enough about the skincare recommendations!  Here’s the thing, your skincare recommendation is only as good as the “person” who’s giving the review 😐😉 My point is, I’m not recommending ANY product that 1. I wouldn’t use myself ( and I’ve got the diva skin to prove it), 2. Can’t back up their claims (i.e. nontoxic,  cruelty free, etc) and 3. Community and environmentally friendly!

That’s just my rant I guess, but the bottom line is that you need to investigate or research these products for yourself; realizing that a “recommendation” is just that, a RECOMMENDATION and it’s up to you to fact check this stuff!😉

Not only that, some of the stuff people are “reviewing” is mostly all fluff and no substance and waay over-priced to boot! Granted some of it’s worth it (especially if you have very sensitive skin, etc) but a lot of it just doesn’t past muster💄💲Also, just because it cost an arm and a leg or just your first born child *wink* DOESN’T MEAN IT’S ACTUALLY any good or effective so save your money!💲💲

Bottom line, if you don’t take care of your body from the inside out (eat healthy and nutrient dense foods, exercise, etc) even the most expensive “elixir” on the planet ain’t gonna change that rocky road skin into a baby’s butt; sorry I know the truth hurts sometimes, but there you have it!💄😕
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If I don’t use it or haven’t tried it, I’M NOT recommending it…and so I leave you with those few gems and happy skincare hunting!
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Skin Flint…

Skin Flint…

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On the road again..”

Hey!!

Everyone, I’ve some more skincare goodies for you to think about! Incase you’re wondering, all my skincare related  post will all have some reference to skin so here is my next one….it all started with my outdoor therapy outside and about, with a “little” side trip to the Oakbrook Center to complete my ME time.Well, I hoped in my ride and decided ; yep time for a drive he hehe! First stop? You guessed it, LUSH for my total body indulgence (and of course I couldn’t leave without demo-ing some items from their faves list, lol) 🙂
I have a small confession to make *cough* ; I went a little cray cray with the bath bombs because they smelt soo yummy plus, my skin felt awesome! OK this is ridiculous, they’ve gotta have a least one thing I totally hate! Naaw, dang it, I haven’t found it yet.

 

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More goodies

Oh well I guess the search continues…Oh did I mention I totally hated the cupcake fresh face mask? As much as I love chocolate, both the texture and smell soo did NOT work for me. Guess I found something I didn’t care for after all 😦 No point in taking a sample of that stuff home (I got a sample for one of my friends and she, HATED IT!! ).

 

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Say it aint so…

Moving on, I did love the feel and texture of the Ole Henriksen vitamin C serum. I’ve used it in the past and my girls at Oakbrook Sephora were nice enough to remind me why I love this stuff *giggles* !

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My investigation begins…

I’ve tried a few items from Fresh but their Black Tea Instant Perfecting mask didn’t work for me either. If you’ve got sensitive diva skin like mine, I’d pass on it (it had an unpleasant sting to it; which is ALWAYS a deal breaker for me). I’m still going to try this soy mask (it’s actually for sensitive skin) and see what happens!

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If at first…

Till my next skincare freak adventure, blessings y’all and take care of your skin from the inside out….P.s. for more about my journey to health and as a Beachbody fitness coach join me here…

 

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The End?…
All that skin…my review of some fave products

All that skin…my review of some fave products

In all the years I’ve spent traipsing and exploring the smorgasbord of skin care products and fix it’s, I’ve yet to find ONE single skincare line that does this perfectly across the board. It doesn’t matter if it’s Clarins or Lancome, Biore or Neutrogena, NONE can definitively say, bar none, that THEIR skincare line does it all. Those that do, are just flat-out lying to you; and that’s from someone who has learned from 20 years of deep exploration, that first of all, everyone’s skin is different and has its own kind of funky! So, D.E. A. L  W.I.T. H  IT!

I’m a skincare freak for a reason, nothing special; it was just the only way to survive and navigate the eruptions of puberty and later on, I learned to appreciate the benefits of becoming intimately acquainted with my skin and like any great relationship, we’ve come to a harmonious give and take relationship. Namely, me giving it what it needs to thrive and glow, and it, in turn, gave me the benefit of minimal breakouts, having a glowing complexion and yep, reaping the benefits of STILL getting carded when I’ve got a hankering to hang with my girls at the club! LMAO!

My first fave is my Kiehl’s Precision Lifting & Pore-tightening  Concentrate. My skin loves this stuff and it does show, lol…hmm I wonder if I could slather this stuff all over, ha ha! Anyway, while I don’t really see much done for pore size ( I don’t have issues with pore size) it does improve both the texture and radiance of my skin. One of the things I love about this line is that it does not upset my sensitive diva skin (think Mt.Vesuvius, in my teenage and early adult years, sheesh so glad I made it through!)

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Another staple of mine is the rice powder face wash by Tatcha; I literally discovered this gem at my fave Sephora store and it was love at first wash, once  I demoed it in store! Can someone say, baby’s butt soft?! Oh Yeah 🙂
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Now for the 3rd piece of the triad! While I love my Kiehl’s moisturizer, I’ve found that different seasons call for different types of moisturizer depending on what your skin’s crying out for at the time. I recently tried LUSH’s “Gorgeous” moisturizer and I’m going Hmmm, good! I haven’t fully committed to it yet (still sampling it out, lol) but just going by the feel and buoyancy of my skin I’m gonna say YEEEES! The only down side to this gem is that it’s a bit on the pricey side at $87.95 (sheesh, but again good stuff doesn’t come cheap either)…stay tuned for more on this adventure!

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