If you are looking for a mask to clear your pores and tighten I recommend using “Origins Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask”. This mask will deep clean pores and tighten them as well. As soon as you wash it off your skin will be left feeling smooth, bright, and clean. This mask solves all problems of dull looking skin, oiliness, and visible pores. The mask is known to flush away toxins, dirt,and debris that clog up the pores.If you tend to have super oily skin you are familiar with the debris that clogs up pores. You know those annoying white heads that build up, and if you pop them they tend to leave a visible open pore. I tend to have this problem , but so far using this mask twice or once a week has helped reduce any clogged pores. I like to use this mask during the night after I wash away makeup with a cleanser. After I apply this mask on damp skin and leave it for 10 minutes as it hardens. I follow up by washing with warm water and massaging the mask away. I love the after feeling! This mask contains bamboo charcoal that draw out deep impurities.It also contains china clay that is known to absorb environmental toxins and dissolves impurities.
Surprisingly I loved this all in one cleanser best drugstore makeup removers I have used. It is not drying and removes every drop of makeup. I personally love using a face wash after, but you can get away by just using this without a drop of water.The key to really effectively removing makeup is by shaking it and using a cotton path to swipe away every single drop of makeup on your face. Make sure that if you pick up a bottle of this cleanser make sure to get the one for water proof makeup. It will certainly remove the toughest of mascara and reddest of red lipstick.
If you are looking for an affordable palette and great quality I recommend to check out Carli Bybel 14 eyeshadow and Highlighter palette by BH Cosmetics. This colors blend beautifully and are great for everyday wear. It comes with a variety of warm hues from browns, taupes, and berries. It also has comes with a variety of highlighters . The colors apply beautifully and are very velvety soft without having excess fallout. The shadows are pigmented, but can be build up for a deeper hue. Highlighters leaving your skin with a beautiful glow. What is great about these highlighters is that they can be used for all skin tones. The gold won’t be over powering for a fair complexion and the lighter shade can be use for a deeper complexion without it looking dusty or frosted. They can also be used as eyeshadow as well. This palette retails for $20 ,but can be found at bhcosmetics.com for $14.50.
If you are looking for a gentle makeup remover I would suggest you consider trying “Remove i Makeup Remover” by Benefit Cosmetics. This makeup remover is so gentle and cleanses makeup away automatically. I like the fresh after feeling this cleanser leaves. It is not irritant and very gentle to the eye area. The way I like to use it is by shaking the bottle and pouring a bit on a cotton pad and swipe away! I learned that it’s a little tough to remove some lipsticks. This is why I recommend to always wash afterwards with a mild cleanser.This product is oil free, removes waterproof makeup, and there is no rising necessary. This product retails at $21, but it is currently on sale for $15 on http://www.benefitcosmetics.com.
I am loving this moisturiser from Kiehl’s “Pure Vitality Skin Renewing Cream”. I love how it smells like honey! It smells so yummy you want to it lol. This moisturizer is so lightweight and hydrating. This moisturizer is known to smooth the skin surface, smooth fine lines, and strengthen the skin for youthful vitality according to kiehls.com. It is made with korean red ginseng root which is known to accelerate cell renewal. Which is known to help the skin give a vibrant glow.Another ingredient is New Zealand Manuka Honey which is known to strengthen the skin barrier to smooth any fine lines.
I have been using this moisturiser for both day and night and my skin has had improvements. Not only is the moisturiser light weight, but it is very hydrating. A little bit goes a long way to hydrate neck and face evenly. I tend to use half the amount of the size of a dime which is plenty for my skin. I warm up the moisturizer within my fingers and dab on to cheeks, forehead, and chin. I massage in circular motions until I reach my neck. If I am using this during the daytime I follow up with an spf. Since I have oily combination skin this moisturizer is not heavy at all. I feel it really hydrates my skin and leaves it silky smooth.
Ok so this blog is a little different from all specially since I will be talking about pregnancy leggings. Now hold on before you stop reading! I’ve discovered a new fashion basic that the so not pregnant mamas or not pregnant at all beauties can wear. I’m talking about basic leggings! If I were not pregnant I would have never discovered this basic comfortable staple. Now before I was pregnant I lived in legging! I loved legging because they were comfortable and simply could go with anything. I sure was one of those gals that was told legging are not pants lol. Somehow when I would shop for leggings I hated how they fell at my hips, rolled down, cut my figure, and made my body look weird. Since I have a very curvy body some of the legging were not long enough in the back! Once I became pregnant with a barely there baby bump I was excited to shop for maternity clothes. I knew the first thing I was going to grow out of were my bottoms. So I headed out to a few retailers like Old Navy, H&M, and Motherhood Maternity. I was in search for bottoms that would last me throughout my pregnancy. Keep in mind I was still fitting into my regular bottoms at this time. I went ahead and purchased a few basic leggings from all three retailers. What I discovered was that not only the fit was better, but the waist part was higher and tucked in all imperfections. It gave me a very form-fitting silhouete due to the band and extra fabric going above my navel. These leggings did not look frumpy underneath my tops. Also, it was like wearing a pair of spanks ,so no more of the unnecessary muffin top that basic legging give. Here are my few following picks.
H&M MAMA LEGGINGS $12.99
Old Navy Maternity Full-Panel Jersey Leggings $12-$14.94
Motherhood Secret Fit Belly Maternity Denim Leggings $29.98
Motherhood Secret Fit Belly Maternity Leggings $24.98
Make sure you guys do shop the sales specially at Motherhoo.com because they always have great promotions.
If you all know by know I love Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Elixer and eye cream. Well Kiehls has done it again by providing another item for my skin regime with the essential botanicals that Midnight Recovery contains. For 2017 they have launched a Midnight Recovery Botanical Cleansing Oil. This botanical cleanser is so gentle to the skin that it cleanses it without clogging your skin. It can be used to gently cleans skin or just remove makeup. I learned that using just a little bit of this product goes a long way. You want to take a few drops of it and massage it between fingers to warm up. Later you want to apply it in designated area and massage on the skin to melt away your makeup. After you can wipe off with a cotton pad or rinse it off with your favorite face wash.
This botanical cleansing oil is enriched with an aromatic blend of pure botanical oils such as squalane, evening primrose oil, and lavender.