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Monday, May 1, 2017

My Skin: Almost Two Months Post Accutane

I have successfully completed 7 months of the acne medication Accutane. I've been asked, "Would you do it again?" and my answer is YES! My dermatologist told me that after 5 months of being on the medicine that I could be done. He gave me the option to stay on it for as long as it was safe and I said that I was willing to do whatever it took to lessen the chance of the acne coming back. When I first started the medicine I was told that there was an 80% cure rate. I liked those odds and was at the end of my rope as far as dealing with my acne all these years.


This is what my skin looks like blemish free. If my doctor had said that I could safely do another month of Accutane, I probably would have. Although I was starting to notice that my skin was more sensitive to products that I had been using the whole time I was on the treatment. After all is said and done I am glad to finally be off of it. 

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Im hoping that my acne doesn't come back minus the occasional hormonal pimple around that time of the month. My doctor said that if I notice that I am starting to break out around my monthly that I can go back for RetinA. Im not sure how I feel about using another topical to control breakouts after using them for years. Granted I never actually tried RetinA, the routine of having to apply a medicated lotion aggravates me.


I've just taken my first dose of Accutane. In 6 months I'm hoping to be cured. This is my bare face, fresh out of the...

 When I look back at my skin last summer it's hard to believe all that I went through on a daily basis to try to maintain clear skin. My skincare routine literally went from using 4-6 products to only using ONE if I wanted. Ive tried so many different products along the way too. I like to think that there was one brand that helped me along my journey and that I will continue to use.


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You guessed it, its Body Tonique. I have used many of the companies products over the last 8 months and haven't found one that I don't like. I'm going to wrap up this post with that being said because I want to write up a whole post dedicated to my experiences using the Body Tonique products because they are that good and I would recommend them to everyone.


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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

My Skin Can Use All The Help

Everyone who knows me, knows that I love my skincare products. When I ran across the Michael Todd Beauty Sonic Eraser Pro I was thrilled that it would help my skincare products absorb better. I spend quite a bit of money on skincare products so its only natural for me to want them to absorb better, right?

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At first I was really nervous about using it because I had never used anything like it before. Honestly, it isnt as scary as I thought it might be. The warming and tingling sensation is not unbearable at all. It actually feels quite good on my neck.



If you want to watch the full review, check out the video below to see my first impressions. 




In the video I am using Forzea Beauty products. #antiaging #beautytool #soniceraserpro





I will be adding a couple of these products to my current giveaway. If you haven't entered, click HERE. Everything else included is in the picture below.





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Monday, March 20, 2017

Masking with Argabelle


The mask that I chose to use for my Mask & Tag this week was the Argabelle Moroccan Ghassoul Lava Clay. Did you see the video? These are definitely my favorite videos to film although they seem to be the least viewed. 

After washing off the mask I used my Joyal Beauty Vitamin C serum. What do you put on after masking?

https://www.amazon.com/Wrinkles-Perfection-Joyal-Revolutionary-Nutrient-rich/dp/B0131T8LIE

I try to always put some sort of serum on after masking because your pores are open and more likely to absorb all of the goodness. Once I am off of Accutane I plan on introducing more retinol into my routine so if you have any recommendations, comment below.



One of the tag questions was about habits. I explained that I tend to touch my earlobes often. You may notice that I do it in some of my videos if I cannot cut it out. If you hadn't noticed before, you will now.

My new earrings

#LuvamiEarrings http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01MZ2GLLK




What mask should I used for my new Mask & Tag you all? Comment below! Thanks again for stopping by to read my blog and have a great day!






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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

My Dental Hygiene Routine

I get asked often how I keep my teeth so white. So a few weeks ago I posted a twitter poll requesting whether or not my followers wanted to see a video about how I take care of my teeth and the response was YES!

Here is that video:


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If there are any videos that you would like to see me do, please comment below! Thanks for swinging by my blog and have a nice day!



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Monday, March 13, 2017

Do you remember when?

Do you remember when your mom used to cut your hair at home. Oh my gosh the dreaded bowl cut! How about at home styling like perm kits? Yes, I am sure we have all be there.

I received a tool that came in very handy for cutting my daughters bangs at home. No more uneven bangs or struggling to keep all the hair together. Bellesentials sent me their hair cutting set that has changed the rules of cutting your hair at home.



To try the product out and tell you all my first impressions I decided to film a video. I found that my daughter did really well with letting me put her bangs in the product. She didn't move or become fidgety when I started clipping the hair either. And the best part is that it was even! I've even been considering using it on myself but I'm not sure that I have the nerve.

If you are interested in how things went then be sure to check out the video below.


#Bellesentials

Thank you all for swinging by my blog and I hope that you enjoyed my review of this product. Have a great day!



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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Mask & Tag Series on YouTube

As many of my followers already know I have a video series on YouTube called the "Mask & Tag". I literally put a mask on in front of the camera and answer tag questions. At the end of the video I provide a short review of the mask and that concludes the video. While this video type may be my favorite to film, it doesn't seem to get many views.

 Ive decided to change the frequency of these videos due to the low watch count. I was wondering if there is anything that you might be able to suggest I could do differently. Recently I received the Claytox Mediterranean Cacao Clay Masque in the mail and wanted to try it out on camera.

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This company actually reached out to me to provide review of this product. That doesn't happen very often but it feels good when it does happen. For this Mask & Tag I decided to answer the "Dream" tag questions.




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If you want to hear what I thought about the mask then be sure to watch the video below. Also, after watch please let me know if you have any suggestions. I would love to improve these videos to gain more views. I like the general idea but it just doesn't seem to be a popular video.


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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Skin Care Dupes Make Me Excited

My favorite thing to do is search amazon for dupes. I do quite a bit of research about products before I commit to trying something new. I found this Clarisonic dupe and couldn't resist trying it out.


I was most excited about the fact that it came with 7 heads. Buy your very own Click Here!



I wanted to demonstrate using it on camera for the first time so I filmed a video and uploaded it to my YouTube channel. Check it out!


#originibiz

Do you have any skin care dupes that you want to share with me? Comment below!



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Sunday, February 5, 2017

What's Stopping You From Joining?

I signed up for Influenster mid-November and I have received three VoxBoxes already. If you are interested please use my referral link so I get "social impact" points. Click Here

All you have to do is connect all of the social media platforms that you provide review. They will ask you to answer "snap" questions which gathers different products that you can review.

The best way to get boxes, that I have found, is to do the tasks required for virtual voxboxes and get as many badges as possible.

The most recent box that I received was full of yummy goodies. I look forward to reviewing all of the products that I got in order to improve my score.


I did an unboxing of this box on my YouTube channel if you are interested in watching. See below <3


In this video I also pointed out my new jewelry box. I got a few new necklaces over the last month so I needed a place to store them. 


I like that it has separate drawers for different types of jewelry. It was fairly inexpensive on Amazon and good quality with a mirror. Interested in buying it? Click Here

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Friday, January 27, 2017

Have You Ever Used Oregano Essential Oil?

A few weeks ago my whole house came down with the flu and my friend Katie suggested that I try using Oregano Oil. It wasn't until I purchased a bottle that I realized how many uses it has. My mother in law is big into essential oils and sends us inhalers all the time.


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I bought my bottle from UpNature because I have ran across this brand on the internet before. I found quite a bit of information about the uses of Oregano oil and wanted to share them with you. Instead of writing up a big blog post I decided to film a quick video. 



My video is only 3 1/2 minutes long and covers all of the benefits regarding using Oregano Oil. I you would like to check out the website I found my information Click HERE. Please adhere to recommended dilution safety guidelines or otherwise use as instructed by aromatherapist.*




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*According to the book Essential Oil Safety by Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young, oregano essential oil can inhibit blood clotting and should not be used by people having major surgery, peptic ulcer, hemophilia, or other bleeding disorders. Because it is embryotoxic, it should not be used by women who are pregnant or nursing. It can cause skin irritation or moderate mucous membrane irritation if not diluted properly. It should not be used on hypersensitive, diseased, or damaged skin, or on children under two years of age. For use on the skin, it should be diluted to 1.1 % or less in a carrier oil. It should not be ingested by anyone without the advice of a certified aromatherapist.

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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