Coming Soon: Mask Mondays!

You know what pisses me off? Seeing tutorials and skin care vids of women with beat faces sparingly applying mask products to their face. As if they are completely unaware that the skin around their brows, mouth and eyes also needs to be tended to. After providing these women with one too many views, I have decided that I will begin a weekly Periscope broadcast featuring myself and some of my fav masks and other products. Those tuning in will be able to ask me health, beauty and wellness questions. So you’ve got a week to download the app and follow. Can’t wait to see you there!

Not into livestreams and such? No problem! I’ll bring the best questions, suggestions and ideas here for your consumption.

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Wonderful World of Waxing

Every beauty routine performed should be with the intention of protecting/preserving the skin in the most effective way possible. Not only because it is the first thing people see when they look at us, but because it is the sponge by which our bodies interact with the world. Everything we put on it has an effect on our body’s inner workings.

Whenever asked the age old waxing vs. shaving question, I always say waxing. However, not all wax is created equal. Many contain alcohols and chemicals that can be detrimental to skin health and cause a more painful wax. I never recommend waxing yourself at home (because lots of people burn themselves and just dont know what the fuxk they’re doing) but if you absolutely must, here are some at home brands that I would recommend trying.

1.Shea Moisture Wax Honey Sugar – Yes! the same Shea Moisture that makes all the natural hair and skin care body products! 🙂

2.Moom Express Pre Wax Strips (for leg & body)

3.Parissa Hair Removal: Organic Cane Sugar

Here are tips to achieve your best at home wax:

  1. Make sure the skin is clean and dry. Any moisture, dirt, or makeup will get in the way of your wax!
  2. For a more even, smooth wax, exfoliate at least 24 hours before
  3. If you use a wax that needs to be heated, CHECK THE TEMPERATURE or your inner wrist before applying it anywhere on your body

 

 

P.S. If you shave, don’t.

Top 5 (Dead or Alive)

These are my Top 5 skin and body care brands in no particular order. They have helped me to both glow up and maintain said glow on multiple occasions! I pass on this knowledge to you. Consider it a gift from the skin goddesses ❤

  1. AVEDA : with consistency, Aveda products produce great results on my skin type (combination). My favorite product from them is the Intensive Hydrating Masque. For the best results with this product, keep it in the refrigerator and apply after you’ve properly exfoliated your face. Leave it on overnight to maximize results
  2. Origins : I have tried many products from this brand… and love them ALL! Since I cannot decide between the 2, I’ll share my 2 favorite products from them. The Checks and Balances cleanser and the Night-A-Mins moisturizer. The cleanser is beautiful in every way. But the moisturizer! Let me put it like this… if you are experiencing a breakout, slap it on before bed. When you wake up, it will be greatly diminished if not completely gone.
  3. Dermalogica : This whole brand is like the Regina George of brands. You want to call them a snobby hoe but at the end of the day, you cannot help but want to be down with them. They are pricey but worth every penny. The Special Cleansing Gel and Active Moist moisturizer have been my dynamic duo since the summer. I am loving the results thus far!
  4. GLAMGLOW : I wont even lie… I underestimated this line when I first tried it. I saw the packaging and ads and assumed it was just for play. I was seriously wrong! My favorite is the ThirstyMud Hydrating Treatment. I sleep in it before all major life events. It continues to amaze me. And it smells sooooo good 🙂
  5. DERMAdoctor : This is mandatory. I struggle with dry skin in the winter and the KP Duty Dry Skin Duo has revived me more than once. I’m ordering a new one as I type! It is a mechanical and chemical body exfoliator along with a wonderfully balance AHA moisturizer. It works best after a fresh wax and a long, hot bath.