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Monday, January 23, 2017

1st Time Using a Cleansing Brush

Its hard to believe that after having acne for 15 years that I have never used a cleansing brush. I've heard other beauty bloggers stating how wonderful they can be for your skin. So, I finally decided to give one a try and boy was it difficult choosing which one to buy. There are a number of different ones on the market but I finally ended up going with the "Perfect Curve Ultrasonic Facial Cleansing Brush"


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The features that persuaded me to purchase this one over the others is because its rechargeable and the fact that it has 14 different massage modes. I didn't want to buy a product that had a limited life span meaning you could only use it a certain number of times before you had to replace it. I was very excited to receive this in the mail and even more excited to use it for the first time.

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I've noticed that my pores are significantly less noticeable. I'm not sure that it is a claim that this tool with reduce the size of your pores. Since I started taking Accutane it has been a concern that my pores were larger than before. I would love to see an overall improvement of texture with continues use. Want to see me use this for the first time, check out my YouTube video.



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Saturday, January 21, 2017

What's All The Hype About?

For a person who has a ton of acne scars I can tell you first hand that I spend a lot of time trying to conceal them. When I heard about the new "Silicone Sponge" that hit the market I was very intrigued. One of the biggest claims is that it provides better coverage.

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 I was very excited to try this product out because I had also heard that you use less foundation. I ordered my sponge on Amazon. It was inexpensive with good reviews. I also purchased one the giveaway that I am doing. ENTER HERE



I felt the best way to test the product out would be to film a video on my YouTube channel. I applied foundation to one side of my face using the silicone sponge and the Real Techniques sponge on the other. Which sponge do you think did a better job concealing my acne scars?





Another product that I wanted to make quick mention of was the new #VitaCWhip that I used in the video. I am a firm believer in having something like this as part of your skin care routine. I suffer from a lot of redness down both sides of my cheeks so I have a number of different products that I use to help with scarring. What is your favorite skincare product?



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I am always taking recommendations for new skincare products to try or tools that might be worth testing. I appreciate your taking the time to stop by my blog and read about my experiences. I hope that you have a wonderful day. 


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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

6 Months Down & Only 2 To Go

I can honestly say that I am glad my Accutane journey is almost over. I have been on the medication for 6 months. Technically I could have been finished by now but my dermatologist suggested staying on it for a couple more months. So here I am, with clear skin for the first time in 15 years. I have zero active blemishes on my face.

While that may be true I am still suffering from a number of side effects cause by the medication. Currently I am dealing with chapped skin all around my mouth. Not to mention that the winter weather isn't helping.


I've been applying Honest Company Healing Balm religiously with no relief. I feel like I am on top of taking care of my skin. I make sure that I am always moisturizing so that my skin is never dry. Thankfully a full face of makeup distracts from he patches of dry skin.



Besides my skin being very dry I have also been dealing with dry hair. I've been using a number of differently leave in products that I am very happy with. However I thought that it might be best to my hair care routine.


Have you ever used a fragrance free shampoo or conditioner? I tend to be sensitive to scents so I find that this product doesn't aggravate me. I've used this a few times since receiving it and quite like the way it leaves my hair feeling. If you are interested in purchasing it from the website I went to: https://allurials.com/product/allurials-fragrance-free-conditioner-hair-types-men-women/


Are there any hair products that you would recommend for dry hair that is prone to breakage?


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Sunday, January 1, 2017

Would You Help A Stranger?

Recently my husband I were headed to visit family for the holidays. We stopped at a gas station to top off and grab some refreshments. While walking out of the convenience store I was approached by a homeless man. I had paid for my items using cash so I was just putting it in my pocket. The man asked if I could spare a dollar.

In that brief moment of time it made me think about a number of different things. Yes I could spare the dollar to help out a fellow human being who was standing out in freezing whether conditions. Which led to the train of though regarding my GoFundMe. Would you help a stranger raise money for a cause that was very important to them? 




My campaign description goes on to explain that I have been struggling with acne for 15 years and suffer the consequences of all the left behind scarring. While being on Accutane has dramatically reduced the redness of my scarring I still live with the large amount of uneven skin texture. 


You can imagine the insecurities that I have lived with and all of the negative things that have been said about me. I'm finally to a point in my life where I can leave the house with only a light coverage foundation.



Can you spare $5 to help a women feel more comfortable in her skin?

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Thursday, December 15, 2016

Trending Face Mask Rips Off Hair


I've been seeing a number of bloggers reviewing the ever so popular Hell Pore mask and was very excited when I found out that I won the review campaign for it on 0.8L. If you are unfamiliar with the website, it is a product review site. Essentially you sign up to review certain products. I've been register for 5-6 months and I have won 6 products. You then provide review on either Instagram or Facebook using certain hashtags.


Since I started taking Accutane my skin has been purging all of the impurities especially on my nose. I have never dealt with so many blackheads in my life. I have literally been using a pore strip every few weeks because of how rough my nose gets. 


If you would like to see my experience with this mask be sure to check out the YouTube video that I made while using it for the first time. 


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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Why should YOU care about haircare?

A couple of months ago I went through a bit of a hair "crisis" due to Accutane. I did quite a bit of research on how to take better care of my hair. As you all may know my hair, along with the rest of my body, has been very dry. This has caused it to become brittle and break. My hair feels great after only one use of the Inspired by Dead Sea products.


Not only do the strands feel healthier but my waves aren't as frizzy. I wish I was able to capture a better picture of the back of my hair but it was quite difficult. These two photos were taken after going to bed with my hair wet and merely running my fingers through it in the morning.


The first product I used was the in shower masque. I applied it to the length of my hair and left it on for 10 minutes. The only issue I had with the container was scooping out the product and replacing the lid without dropping it. I love how this product made my hair smell outside of the shower. I would recommend this to anyone interested in an inexpensive alternative to Macadamia Professional: Nourishing Moisture  Masque. That brand will run you anywhere from $25.00-$36.00 depending on where you purchase it and that is only for 8 fl oz.

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The second and third products I used immediately after getting out of the shower. Again I applied the  Reparative Hair Serum to the length of my wet hair. It claims to restore elasticity, reduce breakage and rebuild hair strength. This product made my hair feel SO soft. I've found other products to make my hair feel oily the next day but with this I didn't run into that issue. 

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The Night Booster is by far my favorite because of how different my scalp felt after using it. Since I started taking Accutane I have had quite the sensitive scalp. I massaged this product into my roots. It is meant to reduce hair loss and promote fuller looking hair. I'm not sure if you noticed in the pictures above but my hair sure did have some volume the following morning. 

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In the past I have not found these steps necessary to maintain healthy hair. So why should I care about haircare? As we age everything on our bodies changes from our skin to our hair. By researching products that would help with my current concerns I've discovered that preventative care is very important. I may only be 31 years old but why not get a head start on taking better care of my hair AND skin before its too late.



I hope that after reading this information you look into taking better care of you hair whether or not its using the products mentioned above. Thanks for stopping by and spending a few minutes reading my blog. Check out my other social media platforms if you haven't already and have a great day.

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Sunday, December 4, 2016

Optimum Accutane Dose Met

I had my 4 month check up with my dermatologist last week and he advised me that I've met the optimum dose of Accutane for my weight. He told me that it would be safe for me to stay on it for another 2-3 months to increase the likelyhood of my acne not coming back. I figure that since I am finally used to all of the side effects then it wouldn't hurt.

Skin update:


My skin is feeling softer and softer with each passing day. I am doing everything I can to keep in moisturized. I've been using quite a few new products trying to figure out what works best for me. If you havent checked out my YouTube channel you should because I do a series called "Mask & Tag". 


I recently received a set of sheet masks from Skin18 that I have been thoroughly enjoying. 


If you follow me on snapchat you may have seen me masking. My screen name is just "angelazimsky". 


I loved the way my skin felt after I used this mask. I will continue to posts updates on these masks on my other social media platforms so be sure to check those out. I'm going to be doing an Accutane update video this week too.

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