Monthly Archives: March 2015

Skin To Skin…care

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The other day I did a bit of beauty shopping with my good friend,Alex. He was picking up the products that he uses on his skin and as he was doing that, I pointed out some of the not so good ingredients in the products. After having a conversation with Alex on what things to look for in his skincare products, I was inspired to write a post on my own  products and regimen. Thanks for the inspiration,Alex!

I don’t know what kind of skin type I have. I do know that my problem area is my forehead. I am CONSTANTLY fighting breakouts. The breakouts are at its worse during my “lady time” and when I’m really stressed out. In the past (when I was a teenager) I just washed my face with Dove soap and followed that with alcohol. I paid no mind to my skin being moisturized, I just wanted the acne/pimples gone.*cringes*

Ive been using gentler products on my fsce for a few years now. My favorite product brand is Aveeno. My family has been using their body lotion for years because most of us have eczema. I have been using the Postively Radiant foam cleanser and the Positively Radiant Clear Complexion daily moisturizer. Its oil free,hypoallergenic,abd noncomedogenic. I love all of these qualities in my cleanser and it has salicylic acid to treat my acne.
At some point,I’ll try to get into oil cleansing because although I love my Aveeno,I really do want to use all natural products to take care of my skin. It makes me feel better to “go green” and its easier on my wallet. Aveeno is pretty pricey. I just recently started using EVCO as a moisturizer. It has so many benefits(hydrates and softens, clears away dirt,grime,and dead skin cells cotains antibacterial properties that kill iff harmful bacteria) and that will be my oil of choice for oil cleansing.

I wash and moisfurize my face twice a day and the only thing I do differently at night is I use a night cream. Aveeno has one but its so hard to get and really expensive so I’m using Olay’s firming night cream. I don’t like it and I’m not going to repurchase it because it makes my feel dry.

In the summer, I change my moisturizer to one with some SPF,UVA/B protection. Aveeno also has one but it ia not the Positively Radiant line. It works like a charm and keeps me from getting sunburn. I think I might keep it even after I try oil cleansing. I think maybe coconut oil has a very menial amount of SPF protection so I may experiment with relying on it for sunscreen.

Im excited about oil cleansing and of course I will be letting you know how it works out (pics will be included,of course).

HOW DO YOU STAY FLAWLESS?

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Old School Blogging: Full On Random

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If you could be on a reality show which one would you choose?

None. Although, I have a few guilty pleasures, reality shows usually depict people behaving badly and acting ridiculous for fame. I would NEVER become a reality star!

Name one thing you have saved from your childhood.

When I was 11 years old,  my mom gifted me a beautiful old school hat box music box. It is one of my most prized possessions to this day.

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If you’re life had a theme song,what would it be?

With my 26th birthday less than 2 months away, I’ve been thinking about the changes in my life over the last year and I think the song that fits me right now is “Pieces of Me” by Ledisi. I encourage ally ladies to check it out!

People just don’t know what I’m about
They haven’t seen what’s there behind my smile
There’s so much more of me I’m showing out(These are the pieces of me)

When it looks like I’m up sometimes I’m down
I’m alone even with people all around
But that don’t change the happiness I found
(These are the pieces of me)

So when you look at my face
You gotta know that I’m made
Of everything love and pain
These are the pieces of me

Where is your happy place?

Hands down, it’s Barnes and Noble Booksellers. I love the smell of all the new books, the sound of the crisp pages turning as people sneak a peek through the books, and the whispers of cashiers talking to the customers. Keep your damn Nook books!

What is one thing about your home that you and your spouse disagree on?

I don’t have a spouse or a boyfriend I live with, but I do have no annoying mother. The room we fight over most is my room. I am a notoriously messy person and my mom is one of those neat freaks. It drives me nuts when she tries to organize my stuff because I’m proud of my organized disaster. I can’t find anything when she cleans it… if that makes sense. Stay outta my room, MOM!

What is your favorite fruit?

I love cherries! My aunt introduced them to me when I was pregnant. The downside is that they stain fingers and are only available in the Spring and Summer so I don’t each much fruit in the Winter .

Bowtie or regular tie?

Regular ties. Bow ties are not for everyone. Some men look like they’re being cut off at the neck in a bow tie… weird.

Mexican or Italian (food, not men )?

Definitely Mexican. I like tacos, burritos, nachos, etc. I love Taco Bell. As a matter of fact “Yo quiero Taco Bell, ahora! ”
And if we’re talking about men… both

Where do you want to go on summer vacation?

Disney World. I have to meet Belle! That is all.

What are your go-to shoes in your closet?
I only have one pair of sneakers at a time. I wear them down pretty quickly to the point where holes form in the soles from all the walking and standing I do. I bought my last pair in the Summer and they were fabulous Michael Kors sneakers. They are on the way out, unfortunately.

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