Thursday, July 27, 2017

Shea Moisture African Black Soap w/ Shea Butter Review

Hey my Luvs!! It's been a while since I've blogged, but when life knocks at your door you answer. Now that I feel better, I will be back weekly with your favorite beauty topics. Now let's get to this product review. 

After reading so many reviews I decided to purchase this product. I'm big on researching products before using them because my facial skin is super sensitive. The Shea Moisture African Black Soap is used within a facial regimen to gently exfoliate, cleanse, and moisture the skin while helping control breakouts. The product also helps to balance oily skin for a clearer complexion. Made from palm ash, tamarind extract, tar, and plantain peel that has been used in Africa for centuries to treat eczema, acne, oily skin, and help to clear blemishes and calm troubled skin. Now the fact Shea Moisture added Shea Butter to this product is an extra plus, and the extra key ingredients like Aloe, Oats, and Vitamin E leaves the skin soft and refreshed. The bar soap comes in an 8oz for retail and can be found in retails such as Target, Walmart, CVS, Walgreen's, & Sally's. You can even purchase this item at www.sheamoisture.com/products/skincare



So this amazing product I’ve been using for the past 3 weeks is the Shea Moisture African Black Soap w/ Shea Butter. Let me start off by saying this product has helped me in so many ways. I'm not all the way there yet with my skin being completely clear but when I say no breakouts, my acne scars & hyper-pigmentation has faded since the my first day of using it. Some of the acne scars are still visible that were severe due to my PCOS breakouts, but those are slowly fading away. With help from my Esthetician and keeping my at home cleansing regimen up my face will be clearer in no time. The picture to the bottom shows where my skin was burned in certain areas and where my acne scarring was majorly visible. In my younger days I never experienced what I’m going through now. I always had clear skin and never needed to wear makeup. 


Dark spots are burn marks from using Proactiv+
Since I have been working out lately and my face sweats like crazy not to mention the products from my hair seems to meet my face all in this motion. LOL!! Not to mention I have acne scars and hyper-pigmentation from a major breakout and due to having PCOS. So I needed something that was going to help unplug my pores and provide a deep cleanse every day for me. Now I only use this product once a day, like I said my skin is super sensitive. I will eventually use the product twice a day but for now I'm good with my once a day. I start my facial cleansing regimen with applying a steamy hot white towel on my face. Once thing I learned from my Esthetician is that colored towels has dye which counter interacts with your facial products and can cause the continuous breakouts that you been having. Nice to know huh?! So the steamy hot wash towel opens the pores and gets the face soft and ready for product to be applied. I then take my Shea Moisture African Black Soap and apply it to my face in a circular motion. I lather my face really good with this product and then use one my Swisspers Exfoliating Cleansing Sponges, which can be purchased at Walmart in the beauty section. Now using this tool helps with pulling up the dead skin and smoothing out imperfections. After that I go in with my Proactiv+ Deep Cleansing Brush (I no longer use Proactiv+ because it burnt my face really bad & did nothing for my acne scars or hyper-pigmentation) and work the product in some more for a deep cleanse. I will do this for two minutes and then take steamy hot white wash towel and rinse my face. Once completely rinsed of product I will pat dry my face with a dry white hand towel and then apply either my Dermalogica Multi-Active Toner or Fruit of the Earth Aloe Vera Gel (only if I was harsh on my face throughout the day exposing it too much sunlight). Followed by Palmer's Shea Formula Raw Shea Lotion that helps with my dry/oily combination skin. This is my daily facial routine. Which I think I gave a product review and tutorial all-in-one just now. LOL!! This routine has helped me see results quick and my skin has this healthy glow now. I'm noticing less blemishes through my makeup now, plus the application of my makeup is smoother as well. I'm more confident now wearing my own skin out to grocery shopping or hanging out with friends and family. If I would have known this product was around years ago it would have saved me money and years of feeling unconfident and ashamed. I literally had no social life cause of this. I tend to hide out because of my face was doing its own thing.


The Shea Moisture African Black line has more to offer and I will eventually try other products in this line because this product has work so well with clearing my skin. I really looking forward to trying the Shea Moisture African Black Soap Problem Facial Mask and Shea Moisture African Black Soap Problem Skin Toner. I finally can say I'm happy with this purchase after being let down by other expensive products that harm my skin. So I give this product 5 stars and will keep this product for years to come. Thank you Shea Moisture for an amazing product. 






Please feel free to leave your comments below and share your experience with this amazing product.





Friday, January 27, 2017

Makeup Trend Alert!!! Lip Kits!!


Kylie Lip Kits

So Lip Kits are the new hot trend for 2017. They have been the constant rage on my social media lately. You can definitely thank Kylie Jenner for this trend They kits tend to sell out every time the alert or wave of social press hits. Which prompted other makeup brands to drop similar collections such as MAC and NYX, is the latest to debut a set of lip kits, pairing their best-selling lipsticks with their matching lip pencils. 







The duo is supposed to give the perfect lip and line. Also the pair together will provide that full coverage you are seeking for the full lip. Just make sure to purchase a lip primer as well as a great concealer to help with bring the color to life and provide the perfect line.

Now to purchase these great items you will have to go to Macy's or Ulta to scoop these up, as MAC isn’t selling the lip kits, which are already starting to sell out by the way. 


Siren & Prune
Stone & Stone



So hello to the 2017 trends!!! XOXO

Friday, January 13, 2017

MbP Makeup Haul!!

 


Hi Luvs!! So today I will be doing a quick blog on products in my makeup kits that I just adore and use a lot. Yes, I have more than one, actually more like 5 small ones and 1 large pro kit. I am the type of person when I use a product and love the results I will use it constantly till I find another product that will give me the same results if not better. So sometimes I buy products I like in bulk because of the constant use of them.

So here is my mini haul for the summer part 1:
 
*MAC eyeshadow- Everything that Glitters 
*MAC Prep+Prime-  Natural Radiance 
*MAC Studio Fix Concealer- NW35
*Sephora Kabuki- Large 
*MAC Eyebrow pencil- Spiked
*Cover Girl Bronzer- Copper Radiance 
*Makeup Forever Mascara- Smokey Extravagant
*NYC Lipgloss- RLG 34 Real Nude
*MAC Blush- Sweet as Cocoa 
*L'Oreal Extra Intense(Liquid Eyeliner)- Black
*BH Cosmetics 120 Eye Palette- 4th Edition
*BH Cosmetics Neutral Eye Palette
*Face Secrets Dual Brow/Lash Brush
*BH Cosmetics Concealer & Corrector- Dark
*MAC Studio Fix Liquid Foundation- NW35
*MAC Studio Fix Powder Foundation- NW35

I know it may seem like a lot but knowing me, I could have added more to the list but I'm going to give it to in two parts this time. I just love adding new pieces to my collection. Most of these items was purchased straight from the retailer and my lower end products I purchased at Wal-Mart.

Over the past year I incorporated a lot more lower end products to my collection. Some works just the same as the higher end products. One thing I believe in is giving my clients a preference of which products they would like for me use. Certain skin types do well with certain products. Not all products work on all skin types.

So check back at the end of the summer time for me to give you Luvs part two of the summer time haul. I will also be giving the fall preview lineup of products within the next couple of weeks.