Toner… It’s the often forgotten step in a skincare routine that can make a huge difference in the appearance of your skin. It removes the remaining dirt your cleanser missed, levels out your skin’s pH balance, can help hydrate your skin and even allow the products you use afterwards to absorb better.
As far as toners go, I have been using California Pure Naturals Clarifying Toner for the past month. It has their signature Blackberry Antioxidant Complex that brightens and energizes the skin along with Black Tea, Rose Geranium and Cucumber to soothe the skin, minimize pores and even out your skin tone.
When using this Clarifying Toner, my skin has a refreshing tingling feeling and it leaves my face feeling extra cleansed.
Happy Face Mask Friday! So ever since I was a little girl at the San Diego Zoo, I have loved pandas. My sorority’s mascot was a panda. Even my oldest daughter’s nursery was panda themed (and that was before you could find panda room decor… thank goodness Etsy was an option!), so when I saw this SNP Panda Brightening Sheet Mask, I knew I had to try it. Plus, with all this cold and gloomy winter weather, my skin has been looking a little dull.
This Panda mask is super fun and easy to use. After cleansing your face, apply this mask, leave it on for 10-20 minutes, massage the remaining serum into your face afterwards and your done.
But what did I think of this super cute mask? While my skin didn’t necessarily appear brighter, it was very soothing and refreshing and I would use it again.
It’s the first full week of January, and you know what that means? It’s time for Ulta Beauty’s Love Your Skin Event! I’ve gone through their deal calendar, and these are the picks I plan to either try or stock up on. And don’t forget, if you are a Platinum or Diamond member, you get free shipping on these daily picks. Happy Shopping!
So… It’s the first Face Mask Friday of 2019! I’m excited to see what fun face masks I find this year, and I started with this Dr. Jart+ All That Contours Prescriptment (yes, that’s how they spell it) Face Mask. Infused with some great ingredients (see below), this mask helps with anti-aging and skin elasticity. I don’t know about you but I’m all about anything that helps my skin look younger!
Caffeine – Caffeine firms the skin and helps with contours.
Isomerized Safflower Acid – This ingredient focuses on improving skin elasticity.
Aloe Leaf Juice – Aloe is an amazing hydrator that also soothes the skin.
This was an interesting face mask as it came in two pieces that were more of a stretchy gel material. The bottom half even goes around your ears to hold it in place (which also makes it really tight). It was super easy to apply, and the best part? My skin appeared to look younger right after I used it. I love it when a mask shows immediate results, so this face mask is a winner in my book. Great way to kick off the New Year!
In a world where we are always on the go, dry shampoo has become a must, but finding one that works can be a challenge. That’s why I was excited when this Not Your Mother’s Refreshing Dry Shampoo was part of my Influenster Let It Snow Vox Box. Another dry shampoo to try. Maybe this one will be a winner.
This dry shampoo is part of Not Your Mother’s Natural line and smells really good. Unfortunately, that’s where the positive part of this review ends. This product only worked ok for my hair. A little background – I have always had oily roots, and even with a great dry shampoo, my hair can only go two days without a wash. When I used this Not Your Mother’s product, I had to spray a ton of it on my hair, and my hair still didn’t get through the second day (and forget about being able to wear it down). That said, I do believe this would work well for a lot of people, just not me.
My go-to dry shampoo is still Batiste. And don’t forget the dry shampoo trick… Spray it on before bed, so it soaks up all the oils while you sleep.
*Please note I received this dry shampoo for free in an Influenster Vox Box.
Let me just say that I was super excited when this Halogen sweatshirt arrived in time for me to kick off 2019! With the faux pearl detail on the black, it is so cute yet comfy and can be worn casually or dressed up a bit. Full disclosure, it does feel a little heavy when you put it on at first, but you don’t even notice after a few minutes.