The skincare industry is enormous and there are heaps of products for us all. While some of us have 50 products, the others may only have moisturizer. I didn’t start taking skin care seriously until about 6 months ago. I started to analyze my skin and realized that I wasn’t happy with the overall complexion. I’m not sure why I waited until 24 years old to start a proper skincare routine. I went in for a chemical peel to clear up my hyperpigmentation around my mouth. (FYI, this was the very first skin appointment in my life.) Along with the chemical peels, I was given a rigorous skincare routine with multiple steps that my esthetician recommended and within 2 months, my skin looked amazing! I was so happy with my skin that I decreased how much makeup I wore on my skin. Rather than covering up marks on my skin with makeup, I wanted to show off my skin, without makeup. I want to share with you guys, a routine that has worked for and may also work for you!
We all wash our hair, but do we actually look at the ingredients or what we should and shouldn’t be using? My mom is a salon owner and I’ve always used professional brands that she recommends. I feel as if the general population only looks for a shampoo that smells good and visually appealing packaging. Recently I was introduced to a brand called Maple Holistics. Their products are cruelty-free and sulfate free. Don’t know what sulfate free means and why it’s important? Check out this article. I tried the Degrease organic shampoo since I have an oily scalp and love how gentle it was on my scalp.
I dread the “time of the month”. The few days are a drag and all I want to do is curl up in bed and binge watch Netflix. Who’s with me on this one? A brand named ElleBox was kind enough to let me try their subscription box, solely made for the time of the month! It is a neat idea and a wonderful treat to receive. In the box you’ll receive tampons or pads (or a mixture of both) based on your preferences. The best part is that they are 100% organic and 100% safe. Along with the necessities, there are 2 surprise goodies, one edible surprise and tea to calm the storm happening inside of you!
If I had a choice, I would be without makeup 90% of the time; and recently, I have been. After getting my chemical peel treatment, I started to follow a strict skincare routine which did miracles for my skin. I am so much more confident to go out without any makeup on my skin. Now my go-to products include mascara, brow pencil, and a lip product. If I happen to do a full face of makeup, it’ll be for Instagram or a special occasion. I decided to do this look yesterday since I haven’t posted a makeup selfie for a while!
Hey ya’ll! Hope everyone had a productive week as we get into the weekend again. I’m back to my brides tomorrow starting at 4 am and finishing my 7 pm! Dreadfully long day. Today I went to get my nails done for the weekend and I decided to go with my all-time favorite white nails. I have to be super careful because they can dirty quickly, but I feel so clean afterward. I decided to put together some nail inspiration for you guys. All of the designs are on natural nails since I prefer natural nails over acrylic, but you can get creative!