Feb 26, 2015

Pinterest Find of the Day: Contouring How-To's

I am really good with makeup.....and even better with other people's makeup.  One thing I don't know about, though, is contouring.  What amazes me the most about contouring is how Kim Kardashian looks without this crazy technique versus what she looks like with it done.  Seriously, she's like a whole other person.

Check out these crazy how-to's and let me know what you think of them.  I definitely know what I'll be trying this weekend!!


Feb 25, 2015

Review: Aveeno Active Naturals Clear Complexion BB Cream

I love BB Creams!  I love that they are moisturizing, can cover most imperfections even though the product is sheer and how it adds a glow to your skin.

However, this one just didn't do it for me.

Now, I'm keeping in mind that I'm pregnant, extra picky and my face has quite a number of imperfections.  But still, I want that glow!!  I want one product to cover my problem areas without having to use a powder foundation on top!!  Maybe this is asking too much right now.

The product itself is not too bad.  It's sheer enough but doesn't really blend that well into my skin for some reason and it feels quite greasy when it's applied.  Also, it's doesn't create that glow.  Certain BB Creams have an addition of a bronzing agent or seem to provide that extra "wow" factor but for some reason this one's lacking.

Would I spend the $29 again???  Umm, no.  I will finish it up though but it's definitely not on my re-purchase list.  What's your favorite BB Cream??  I'll try it out next time.


Feb 23, 2015

OOTD: My Pregnancy Style

Being pregnant has truly made me appreciate my body in a completely different way.

Finally, I'm happy to wear tight fitting clothes, different color combinations and aren't scared to bare the bump.  I feel like being pregnant has taught me to love my body and that carrying around some extra weight is a beautiful thing.  It's also done wonders for my skin.  During the first trimester I looked awful, seriously.  I was breaking out all the time, my skin looked pale and I had dark circles under my eyes for the first time in my life.  Since reaching my third trimester, my skin has cleared and I truly feel radiant!

At 27 weeks, I am feeling so great and just can't believe how much I am loving this little man already!


Feb 20, 2015

DIY Beauty Fridays: Homemade Lemon and Coconut Oil Face and Body Moisturizer

There is something so refreshing about making your own beauty products.  As of late, I haven't had the same amount of time to do this BUT this recipe is my go-to when I am sitting around, doing nothing AND wanting to create something yummy.

Trust me, you will love this.

Lemon and Coconut Moisturizer

4 TBSP Coconut Oil (solid state only)
Juice of two lemons

Place solid state coconut oil into a bowl and add the juice of the two lemons.  Use a hand mixer to whip the two ingredients together for 5 - 6 minutes.  (Timing is very important).  *Note, if your coconut oil is in liquid form this will not work.  Place the oil in the freezer until it's solid and then take it out and use it right away.*  Once everything has been whipped together, add to a container and store in the fridge.  Use on body and/or face.

THAT'S IT!  How easy is that, right?  You can add anything from lavender to vitamin E oil and even vanilla extract.  I like the lemon scent though.

Try it out and let me know your thoughts!!


Feb 18, 2015

The 5 Best Drugstore Charcoal Skin Care Products You Have to Try!

I'd heard about charcoal skin care products eons ago though has never tried them before.  It wasn't until I visited a friend's house and saw a charcoal cleanser by her sink that I knew it was something I must use.  For those that might not know, charcoal, when used on skin, is a natural detox.  It removes impurities from your skin leaving it clean, smooth and tight!

I immediately went to the store and picked up my first one.  That was a few months ago.  Since then, I have found the 5 best charcoal skin care products!

Yes to Tomatoes Activated Charcoal Bar Soap - This soap is fabulous.  If you experience any body breakouts OR want a quick solution to washing your face, this is the soap for you.  It's nice and cheap and lasts for a long while.

Freeman Charcoal and Black Sugar Facial Polishing Mask - Literally the best $5 I ever spent.  I use this on my arms, neck, face, shoulders and everywhere else that needs some love.  It's super moisturizing and smells delicious.

Biore Deep Pore Charcoal Cleanser - I like this cleanser because it tingles on my skin. Once removed, though, my skin is clean and refreshed.  I will say that it might not be best for sensitive skin though.

Garnier Clean + Blackhead Eliminating Scrub - This scrub is amazeballs!  Honestly, it actually does what it says.  After using this scrub, your pores seem smaller and your skin is just so smooth.

Coalface Cleanser from LUSH - I am beyond obsessed with hard soap as cleansers lately.  Since being pregnant, my skin has ranged from amazing to terrible so I've been going back to basics as much as possible.  I love this soap because it lasts forever, works amazingly well and literally clears up all blemishes.  It's a dream come true!

Have you tried any of these products before?  What were your thoughts?  Which one do you most want to try?

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