Spring Cleaning with Biore

Spring is almost here!

.... and as we all know it is the time best known as "Spring Cleaning". This time of year is best known as clearing clutter out of their lives, whether it be downsizing your home, wardrobe, getting rid of friends or relationships, RARELY do we take the time to self-care; especially for our skin, as that's where Biore is here to help!

Biore has two amazing products that are perfect to help get you right for the warm weather, cute outfits, vacations, fun times with friends, new or future baes.

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Biore Self-Heating One Minute Mask is an amazing 1 minute deep cleansing mask that heats up as soon as you apply it (with the help of water). What I love about the mask is that it does not get hard and it rinses clean. This product contains charcoal which is a hydrocarbon and natural treatment for helping to rid your body of toxins and chemicals. With the help of charcoal, the mask helps to release dirt (which we know clogs pores), oil and impurities. It left my skin feeling refreshed and cleansed. While you may be skeptical how this mask could possible work so well in one minute, it really is the intense heating action that purifies your pores 2.5x better in that minute!

This 4 pack (which is also great for travelling) is available on Amazon for $5.82. If you want it now, you can also find similar pricing at Walmart, Target or other major retailers.

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Biore Deep Cleansing Charcoal Pore Strips are so magical! Again, this product contains charcoal which helps to remove deep down dirt, oil and blackheads from even the most cloggiest pores. This product works in 10-15 minutes to reveal a smoother nose with diminished pores. I have never used a pore strip before, so the removal process for me was a bit painful, however the results are so work it (just like waxing). Regular use will diminish the appearance of pores and help avoid complexion problems!!

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You can get your 6 pack again at Amazon for $5.99 and they are also available at other major retailers.

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Soft, Smooth Skin w/ Naturally Fly Body Products (Review)

Happy New Year loves!!

Hope you all had a wonderful holiday break and turned up for the New Year!!

With winter finally here, I try to make sure that I use body products that have either a thicker/heavier texture or contain all natural ingredients (I prefer the ladder tho) that can withstand the frigid, disrespectful air.... I def didn't think I'd be saying that living in the south. So when Angela of Naturally Fly sent me some body products, I was excited to test them out.

She sent me over the Honey Punch and Midnight Mango body butters and the Honey Punch body scrub which all smell amazing!

The Honey Punch Body Butter contains all natural ingredients like moisturizing Shea Butter, Honey, Avocado, Jojoba, Grape Seed, Olive and Coconut oils which help to seal in moisturized during these cold winter months. This product is rich in Vitamins A and E and also helps to fight acne with antibacterial properties.

The Midnight Mango Body Butter includes the same ingredients as the Honey Punch (without the honey) along with Almond Oil. This butter is enriched with Vitamin C, great for skin rejuvenating and has a delicious tropical scent.

The Honey Punch Body Scrub contains Himalayan Sea Salt, essential oils (Olive, Grape, Avocado, Jojoba, Sweet Almond, Lavender and Vanilla) and Honey. This scrub helps to smooth muscles while leaving you skin exfoliated and soft to the touch.

What I have been loving most about these products is that they are all natural and the body butters are whipped in texture which means I can use less while still getting great coverage. They leave my skin highly moisturized so I don't need to reapply throughout the day and the smell is  not overpowering or irritating to my skin.

You can find out more about the products by visiting NaturallyFly.com


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Get the Illusion of "false lashes" w/ Younique 3d Fiber Lashes

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Hey Loves,

In this video, I am during a tutorial on the Younique 3d Fiber Lash Mascara that I was sent by Faith Full Lashes to review. It's a 2-part system that dramatically enhances your lashes with a transplanting gel and 100% natural fibers derived from green tea.

Some of the key ingredients include...

Collagen- a protein that works with elastin to give skin its texture, structure, and appearance. It contains antioxidants, and may help add volume and shine to the appearance of eyelashes.

Water (Aqua)- Hydrates and cleanses the skin, and works as a natural spreading component to evenly distribute other ingredients evenly over the skin.

Beeswax (Natural Propolis)-  derived from bees and is believed to have antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.


HOW TO USE:

1) Apply your favorite mascara

2) Working with 1 lash at a time, apply 1 coat of the transplanting gel

3) Immediately after apply the natural fibers making sure to pay close attention to your tips

4) Seal with the transplanting gel

5) Repeat steps 2-4 to 2nd lash

6) Enhance your lashes by curling them using a blow dryer on low/warm heat (optional)

 

 

 

 

I have been using this product for months now and I love the results every time and this has become one of my staple make up products! 

This mascara comes off very easy with make up remover and I haven't lost any of my real lashes in the process (lol). It's a natural and safe alternative to wearing false lashes.

For more info, visit www.YouniqueProducts.com/FaithFullLashes

 

HAVE YOU TRIED THIS PRODUCT? IF SO, WHAT WERE YOUR RESULTS?

My Top 7 Skin Care Beauty Must Haves!

HAPPY WEDNESDAY (and Happy Bday to me :-) ),,,

I've updated my beauty routine a bit and added some new products that I've been trying out for the past few months now that I wanted to share with you all especially if you are in the market for something new.....

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  • Herbalife SKIN Soothing Aloe Cleanser. I LOVE this cleanser because it's very moisturizing on my normal - dry skin. It gently cleans any dirt, excess make up and environmental impurities from my skin w/o being too harsh. It contains aloe vera (good for softening & moisturizing), Rosemary,  Vitamins B3, C and E to promote healthy skin and it's Paraben and Sulfate free. I must also mention that I did have a few dark spots on my face and they cleared up in a week from using this product...... 5 STARS*****
  • Rimmel London Eye Makeup RemoverI'm loving this product at the moment because it actually removes my mascara (which is my problem area) and doesn't take off a lash or two! It also leaves my skin moisturized, not dry and it's very affordable!
  • SkinCeuticals Sports UV Defense "SPF 45". Are you using sunscreen on a daily basis??? Me either... BUT don't let me be a bad influence on your skin because using a sunscreen high in SPF is a MUST (Cheryl... listen)! With global warming on steroids right now, you have to protect of your skin. I love this sunscreen because it is water and sweat proof and contains transparent zinc oxide which protects against UVA rays (proven to cause premature signs of aging).
  • Lumene Vitamin C Day Cream. Y'all know I love me some lumene! I actually came to know about this product from my line sister during my college days at Howard and I have been hooked ever since. It contains active ingredients from the arctic region like cloudberry, an age-defying seed oil rich in omega acids that protects and strengthens the skin). I love how this moisturizer gives my skin that dewy glow and keeps me hydrated all day.
  • Tu'el Eye Corrector Firm & Lighten Gel. 1 of the 2 new products that I have been testing out lately and am loving and with this product, a little definitely goes a LONG way! This product contains ingredients like blackberry and licorice which helps to lighten dark circles and increase micro-circulation.  Antioxidants- ginkgo biloba, wild thyme and vitamin E firm and tone to help reduce signs of aging. This gel is very absorbent and leaves my under eye area with healthy glow (not kidding).
  • Tu'el Eye Revive Firming Cream. The 2nd installment of my newest additions. I typically use this cream at night because it is more rich in texture. It contains ingredients like tripeptide 37, which helps rejuvenate appearance of the eye area and ups the production of your skin's collagen. Antoxidants bamboo silica, lycii berry, carrot seed and pomegranate help to brighten, tone, renew and protect skin from this cray cray weather and free radicals. Last but not least, it contains one of my favorite ingredients.... argan oil which helps to condition, nourish and strengthen fatigued skin.
  • Herbalife SKIN Hydrating Eye Cream. I alternate between this product and the Tu'el Eye Revive cream (I like to keep my skin on it's toes, so it doesn't become too product dependent). This eye cream helps to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and keeps my skin moisturized for up to eight hours while I am resting at night. Some of the ingredients are vitamin B3, vitamins C & E, soothing aloe vera, macadamia nut oil, cucumber extract and peptide all of which help you to see results in just seven days!

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Rejuvenating "at-home" Spa experience with Revelations | RX + Discount Code!

Just as eating the right foods is important in regards to caring for your body, the same is said about your skin. Using the right products, especially for your face is essential to make sure that you develop and maintain a healthy youthful look! I make sure that I follow a morning and nightly skin routine to maintain and care for my face, especially since I work as a therapist for kids (we all know they cough and sneeze all over the place) and I want to make sure that I remove the impurities from the environment from my face. 

With that being said, I love to stay in the know with the latest skin care products that can help me maintain healthy skin, so when I received the Revelations | RX face masks in the mail, I was very curious to see how they would work for me. 

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About RevelationsRX

The tough outer layer of skin has always been a barrier to effective skin rejuvenation, preventing topical products from penetrating to the source of most skin concerns. RevelationsRX breakthrough technology overcomes this challenge because their patented serums, born out of wound healing science, offer a remarkable improvement in the appearance and rejuvenation of skin. 

Science Behind RevelationsRX
• Patented Cell penetrating technology surround and protects key ingredients, transporting large amounts of vitamins and nutrients to the deep layers of the skin, targeting concerns and rejuvenating
RevelationsRX delivers their serum in two unique ways – biocellulose masks and targeted serum Rollers:  their unique mask delivery system enables more proven serum ingredients to drench the face more quickly and the targeted serum rollers maintain results between treatments with no mess or waste.   

I was sent the Firming & Anti-Aging and the Crow's Feet & Fine Lines masks which are proven to deliver more nourishing ingredients to the deeper layer of your skin that needs it most. I tried the Firming & Anti-Aging masks which is designed to increase levels of elastin and collagen in your skin. These antioxidants are clinically proven to firm, tone , resotre and protect the skin to help minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The Crow's feet & fine lines masks help minimize the appearance of crow's feet and fine lines around the eye area for a more youthful looking appearance.

Advantages of biocellulose masks:
• Natural mask derived from coconut fibers conforms gently to skin
• Delivers more proven ingredients directly to the skin
• Calming and cooling 

Advantages of anytime serum roller Serums:
• Easy and targeted delivery right to the desired area 
• Maintains and optimizes results
• No mess or waste

The ingredients in RevelationsRX products are scientifically proven and natural.  RevelationsRX products are free of parabens, dyes, sulphates, petrochemicals, synthetic fragrances and gluten.  We also formulate without UREA, DEA or TEA.

I applied the mask to freshly cleansed skin and left on for 45 minutes so the serum in the bio-cellulose mask was absorbed into my skin. Afterwards, I moisturized and followed my daily skin regimen. I applied the serum in the roller to freshly cleansed skin morning and night to enhance the results from the mask.

MY RESULTS

I believe my skin is already on a good track with the regimen that I already use, but my skin did feel really good and had that dewy glow afterwards. I will continue to use the Firming & Anti-Aging masks for a full month and try out the Crow's Feet & Fine Lines masks and report back to ya!

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RevelationsRX wants YOU to also have an amazing "at-home" spa experience, so they are offering all of my subscribers $15 off EACH ITEM IN YOUR 1ST PURCHASE  + A COMPLEMENTARY MASK TRIAL. Use coupon code "LQ02" and you can purchase here.


HAVE YOU TRIED THESE PRODUCTS BEFORE? IF SO, WHAT WERE YOU'RE RESULTS?


DISCLAIMER: This post was sponsored by RevelationsRX via Linqia, but as always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.



Influenster Frosty VoxBox Review

I received the Frosty Voxbox from Influenster this past weekend and it was full of items PERFECT for the holiday season!

Here's what I received....

Rimmel London Eye Makeup Remover. I like this remover because it actually removes my mascara (which is my problem area) and doesn't take off a lash or too! It also left my skin moisturized and not dry.

Ecotools Full Volume Styler Brush. As of yet, I have not used this brush and don't know when I will simply because my hair is naturally curly and not straight and that would be a distaster to my hair to try and use it. When I straighten my hair, then I will revisit this product.

Rimmel London Scandaleyes Waterproof Eyeliner. I normally use eyeliners that you have to sharpen (don't ask me why,) but I do like this liner because it glides on smoothly and really "POPS" my eyes unlike my other one.

NYC Expert Last Lip Color (in sugar plum). I am not really a fan of this color because I like my lipstick to pop (especially in the fall/winter seasons) and this one blends in more with my skin tone. I would like to try their other bright colors.

No7 Protect & Perfect Advanced Serum. I have not tried this product yet, but it is a clinically proven serum that is supposed to reduce the appearance of fine lines for younger looking skin in two weeks.... I'm not sure if I will be trying this product yet, simply because I do not have fine lines or wrinkles that I need to tighten.

Celestial Seasonings Green Tea. I already enjoy drinking Celestial green tea so I was happy to add another one to my collection. Green Tea calms and soothes me which is something I need during this hectic holiday season.

McCormick All Natural Thyme. I haven't used this product yet, but I love adding thyme to my soups and meats to add a minty and aromatic flavor. I plan on making over roasted chicken this weekend, so this will go perfect on it!

Fruit Vines Cherry Bites. I'm eating these as we speak! They are very delicious which I didn't expect, because most fruit candy chews I've tried were either to sweet or not sweet enough. What I like about it is that it's also low in fat and has no preservatives, so I don't feel bad about eating the whole bag in one sitting.

Have you tried any of these products? If so, what are your thoughts?

Also if you are a blogger and would like to get in on all the product goodies, comment below with your name and email!

DISCLAIMER: I received these products as a member of Influenster but as always, thoughts and opinions are my own.