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July Beauty Favorites

31 Jul

Evening Meebsies,

Just finished making really good Japanese curry for dinner. ^_^ When I think about it, I’ve been cooking a lot more than usual. Maybe I should do a cooking post? Lol. Would you guys be interested in something like that? A Cooking With Meebs section? Lol. ^_^

This last month has been a really stressful one. My skin has been breaking out constantly. Not to mention the hot weather has been trying on my skin. Thank goodness for these products. I have to say that these are my all time favorite products right now. *O*

First I’m going to start off with beauty products.

I LOVE THIS PRODUCT!!! ^O^ Take it from a girl who has single lids, which equals oily lids; this product works wonders. Maybe I am a little behind on the Urban Decay Primer Potion craze, but  now I know why there was a craze to begin with. Before I found this magic in a bottle, I used Two Faced Shadow Insurance. Don’t get me wrong, I still think that it is a fairly good primer, it just didn’t really do it for my lids. It was always frustrating to have amazing eye makeup; only to come home at the end of the day wondering how long had my eye shadow been creased?! I actually first tried this as a sample from Sephora. The first time I used it and came home I was AMAZED. NO CREASING. WHOOT!!! ^O^ A must have for any girl.

One of the few things you guys should know about me is, I LOVE GLITTER!!! I just think that adding that little bit of glitter to your eye makeup makes all the difference. You never see me without a little bling bling. ^^ I love this NYX Liquid Crystal Liner! The liner itself is very sparkly. I love it when the glitter is really dense. When you put it on, it doesn’t look like glitter. It kind of looks like sparkly black eyeliner. So if you don’t like really dramatic glitter this is prefect. ^^ It’s also really long lasting but easily removable with some makeup  remover. Warning, it does sting a little because of the alcohol in the liner. But that only happens if you apply it on your waterline.

I am LOVIN’ this brush. Not only does it work like a charm, but it’s affordable. I think I paid around 12 dollars for this brush at Ulta. Which totally beats paying $30 for a Mac brush. ^^  The brush is really dense and when you use it to apply your foundation… FLLLLAWWLESSSS!!! *O*

Idk about you guys, but I love chapsticks. This is the second Nivea one I’ve tried. I’m all about honey and oatmeal. Weird right? I just had to try this out when I saw honey. The scent is really nice and it glides on my lips like butter. ^^ Really moisturizing and light. The only downside is that there isn’t any SPF. With the sunny weather, SPF would be nice.

Next are skincare products.

One of the best facial scrubs I have ever used. Extremely gentle, but very exfoliating. It does smell a little weird, and I do wish that the product wasn’t so chemically?.. smelling? I still prefer using good old oatmeal for facial masks. But this is a good alternative when you don’t have the time or resources; or when you’re traveling. If you guys know this Company Queen Helene, they make the mint julep masque. If you guys are a fan of that masks, you should try this one out as well. ^^

I have always been a fan of Clinique. Idk why it took so long for me to try out their lotion. This lotion is extremely moisturizing. Even more than the Cetaphil face lotion I’ve been using. Doesn’t make your makeup greasy, creates a great canvas for foundation, and evens skin tone. It’s pretty awesome.

AMAZING SKIN LOTION!!! This is a miracle worker. All I have to say is use it once and you’ll see the result the next day. ^_^

This body wash is awesome. It’s extremely moisturizing but leaves you clean feeling. Idk how to explain it. I hate when moisturizing body wash leaves a film on your skin where it makes you feel like you aren’t clean. On the other hand, I hate it when the body wash makes you feel so clean that you stick to everything. Lol. You guys know that I’m talking about. This is the perfect blend of everything I love without everything I hate. Also, if you have ingrown hair on your legs, use this with a loofah everyday and see them gradually disappear. ^_^

Finally hair products! ><

I have always had really flat hair. I feel like I’ve tried everything to make my hair more voluminousness. The thing is I hate the feeling of product in my hair. I like my hair to be clean and light. This product is great because it’s not heavy and easy to use. Right after the shower, you just spritz a little on the roots of your hair. Go to sleep and TA-DAH!!! Light, bouncy, full of volume hair. It’s pretty magical. *O* Plus it smells AMAZING!!!

Since I have really thick hair, I’ve always found it hard to find a hairspray that would hold my hair in place. This product is probably the only product I have found that will hold my styled hair for a whole day. Not only on a normal dry day, but on humid days as well. It smells good and doesn’t leave my hair feeling crunchy.

These are my favorites for July. ^^ I hope you guys have an awesome rest of the day.

Please remember these are just my personal experiences with the products. ^^

Much Love,

Meebs

“The absence of flaw in beauty is itself a flaw.”

~ Havelock Ellis

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Rescue Your Skin

19 Jun

Ello Meebsies,

I don’t think anyone is a stranger to the horrors of bad skin. While some of us are fortunate enough to have triggers such as junk food or chocolate; some of us are cursed with triggers such as menstrual cycles or stress. I am sad to say that I am a member of the cursed triggers. Especially during the school year with exams and papers due, my skin defiantly reflects my stress. I’ve tried everything from drugstore products to professional products and nothing seemed to really work. Until…DUH DUH DUH!!!!…I went to the grocery store. ^^

Did you know that some of the best skin care treatments can be found at the grocery store? For me, I think I have found the Holy Grail of skin products. OATMEAL!!! I cannot go a week without using an oatmeal mask at least once. Not only does it prevent breakouts, but it actually clear up any breakouts I may have. The results are almost instant.

Here are just a few benefits of oatmeal…

  • Fades scars
  • Clears up breakouts
  • Prevents breakouts
  • Evens skin tone
  • Brightens skin
  • Creates a smooth canvas for foundation
  • Gentle on sensitive skin
  • Moisturizes
  • Exfoliates

The best part about this mask is it’s affordable and easy to make. ^^

Oatmeal Mask Recipie

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup of cooked oatmeal

Optional Ingredients:

  • 1 Tbs Organic All Natural Honey (For Moisturizing Mask)
  • 1Tbs Lemon (For Brightening Mask)
  • 1Tbs Baking Soda (For Exfoliating Mask)

Directions:

  1. Cook 1/2 cup of oatmeal by following directions on box. Allow the oatmeal to cool to room temp.
  2. Mix in optional ingredients.
  3. Apply on face and leave for about 15 mins, or until oatmeal is dried up.

TIPS/WARNINGS

  • DO NOT USE UNCOOKED OATMEAL ON FACE. My dermatologist says that a common mistake many people make when using oatmeal as a mask is using uncooked oatmeal. Uncooked oatmeal is very harsh on the skin. Because the grains have ridged edges that can damage the skin and also trap oil in your skin. Cooked oatmeal also allows your skin to soak up all the goodies oatmeal has to offer. ^-^
  • Use grounded oatmeal for easier application of the mask.
  • DO NOT USE HONEY THAT CONTAINS CORN SYRUP. Corn syrup will actually cause breakouts. Make sure to use honey that is all natural. Organic honey is even better.

If you love to travel like me, even though I wish I could, I can’t bring cooked oatmeal with me everywhere. So when I travel I like to bring my Queen Helene Oatmeal ‘n Honey Natural Facial Scrub instead.

It’s not really a mask, but like in the name, a facial scrub. Of course it can’t beat the real thing, but I think it comes pretty close. This is my all time favorite scrub. I break out a lot when I’m on my lady cycle and just last week I was having a lot of problems in my t-zone area. One use and literally all my breakouts disappeared the next morning. It was a miracle. *o* I got mine at Walgreens for about $5. GET IT!!!

However, the real secret to great skin is as simple as LOVING YOUR SKIN. If you treat it with care, it will be reflected. ^_^

Have a wonderful day!

Much Love,

Meebs

“Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.”

~Ashley Smith

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