DIY Body Scrub + Update!

DIY Body Scrub + Update!

Hey everyone! Long time no chat. The past week or so I’ve had a few personal/family things come up that needed my full attention. I’m finally back and ready to get back in my normal blogging routine.

So, a little story time, I’ve notice my skin has been a bit dull lately and I figured a good body scrub would be the trick. I went into Ulta because they now sell the Frank coffee scrubs, I was super excited btw, and come to find out they do not carry it in my store. Well, that was a bust! Instead of ordering it online and waiting for it to get in I just made my own.

It was amazing! My skin feels so smooth and soft, the smell is so good too. Plus that dull look is completely gone. The scrub turned to coffee as I rinsed it with warm water. The scrub was a lot of fun to make and apply.

Body scrub recipe:
Coffee (ground up)
Brown sugar
Course Salt
Avocado Oil
Olive Oil
Filter waterIMG_2880

I mixed it all together and applied it that night. I used more dry ingredients than liquid, but I didn’t use any exact amounts. I just eyeballed it till it looked super thick. The oils can be substituted for what ever you have!

I applied it just like body wash and then rinsed. I then used body wash because of the left over oils and such. It is very messy just fyi!

I will be trying the Frank body scrub as soon as it comes in the mail! To see if mine is comparable, mine costed around $2 dollars to make because I had most of the ingredients on hand. The Frank body scrub is about $17.

Well, if you have any questions or concerns let me know in the comments. Lets chat!

Question of the day- Have you tried the Frank body scrubs?

xoxo, Victoria

 

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Empties, Favorites, And Middle Parts?

Empties, Favorites, And Middle Parts?

Hello everyone! I cannot believe May is almost over. I hope everyone is ready for summer! Today I’m going to tell you my March favorites and empties! This will be the first one I’m doing so don’t forget to comment if you like this sorta thing and if you would like me to do it monthly.

march1Okay let’s start with favorites:
Song- Sweet creature by Harry Styles and Lust for life by Lana Del Rey
T.V. Show- Lucifer
Scent- Alien by Thierry Mugler
Makeup product(s)- Dior Lipstick in Not Shy
Skin Care Product(s)- Indian Healing Clay 

march2Empties:
Tony Moly Strawberry Pore Pack
Lotion Divine by L’Occitane
Neutrogena Clear Pore Cleanser/Mask (repurchase)
L’oreal Lumi True Match in W 1-2 (repurchase-favorite foundation)
Sonia Kashuk Face Sponge
Oral B Glide 3D White Floss Picks (Obsession)
Dr. Brandt Magnetic Face Mask

Middle part? Yes, I’m in love with my middle part! I’m so over the side part look, I think the middle part looks very chic now. I will have a post soon all about my hair.

Well, I hope you all liked this empties/favorites. Leave any comments or concerns in the comments below! Lets chat.

Question of the day- What are your plans for June?

xoxo,Victoria

 

Spa Days With My Mama

Spa Days With My Mama

Hey everyone, I hope you’re all doing well! Today is a super exciting blog post because I will be joined by my mother Jen.

A little back story; my mom is definitely the one who started my beauty craze. I remember laying in her lap as she applied a very “bold” smokey eye, with EYELINER, after I would beg her! She used an Almay trio palette for green eyes. I was probably around 12 years old (2006-ish). The first time I walked out and my dad saw me he practically died! I remember him telling my mom that I was not allowed to leave the house… then my mother said “Roland she would never leave the house with that much makeup”. Little did they know that I would leave the house years later with a pound of it on my face! spa2

Recently I purchased a jar of the Dr. Brandt Magnetight Age Defying Magnetic Mask. I decided that I would use it on my mom, she deserves a little TLC every once in awhile. I would say her skin has an oily t-zone and is very dry around the edges. I’M NOT SAYING HER SKIN IS AGING…. So anyways, I asked her a few questions while she was wearing the mask and after! spa1

First question: How do you like the application? “Its super easy, anyone could do it.” -Mama

How does the mask feel on your skin? “It feels like there is nothing on my face. It’s smooth!”-Mama

How does it smell? “It smells like the tea we brew… not like the Wawa tea but the good kind. Like green tea.”-Mama

How does it feel to remove the mask with a magnet? “Really cool! It feels like light tickles.”-Mama

How does your skin feel afterwards? “Like fake skin.. You know what I mean?”- Mama “Yeah mom I know what you mean.” -Me

How does your skin look afterwards? “The pores are cleaned out! Look at my nose Vic.” -Mama (Presses nose in my face) “Yeah looks good.”-Me

She gives it a 9/10. Mom was so impressed by the mask, she’s still most likely admiring herself.

The mask itself is $24.00 for a travel size. It has about three applications.

If you have any questions or concerns please comment below. Lets Chat!

Question of the day?- Does anyone have any good mask recommendations? For Mom or me? Let me know!

xoxo, Victoria & Mom

 

Tarte Make Believe In Yourself First Look

Tarte Make Believe In Yourself First Look

Hey everyone! I hope you all have been super well. I’m coming to you with a first look on the new Tarte Make Believe in Yourself.

The color selection is beautiful, there is a good mix between neutral and “fashion” colors. There are ten shades of eye shadows around the palette and one cheek shade in the center. The pigment pay off is really good. Nine of the shadows are shimmery and one is matte (Myth). The cheek shade is definitely a highlight shade.tarte4

Starting with the matte Myth and working clockwise:tarte1tarte3

This is the time I’m going to throw in that the palette also smells amazing! Just like cocoa!

The packaging is well-made. There is a large mirror and a beautiful piece of art on the front.tarte2

My next post will involve a makeup look from this palette as well as a much more in-depth review on how the colors actually perform. If you have any other comments or concerns don’t be shy, just leave them in the comments below! Lets chat.

Question of the day- What are your thoughts on Tarte eyeshadows?

xoxo- Victoria

Favorites Lip Products Of The Moment:

Favorites Lip Products Of The Moment:

Hey everyone! I’ve been super into lipsticks as of recent. So, I thought it would be fun to give you a list of some of my favorites:

For starters my favorite lip balm would have to L’Occitane Ultra Soft Balm: it leaves my lips soft and not greasy! lip2

My favorite liquid lip is the NYX Lingerie in Bedtime Flirt: it definitely has the drying affect but not the weird crumble feeling. lip4

One of my top two favorite lipsticks is the Dior Addict Lipstick in Not Shy: it’s so creamy and smooth. The pigment is out of this world.lip5

My second top favorite would be the Benefit Lipstick in Frisky Business: it’s not as smooth as my Dior one but the color is beautiful! lip3

I’m not a huge fan of lip gloss so that’s why I decided why even add one in to my favorites if I don’t have one. So, if you have questions or concerns you can leave them in the comments below! Lets chat!!

Question of the day- Whats your favorite lipstick?

xoxo, Victoria

 

Prom Hair? Or Disney Princess Hair!

Prom Hair? Or Disney Princess Hair!

Hey everyone I’m back with a prom hair tutorial! My sister Sarah (the beauty in the pictures) is not really going to prom but I’m made her choose some inspiration anyways… she of course chose Belle.

  1. Brush through your hair to make it knot free.
  2. Begin by curling the ends of your hair for a more polished finish.
  3. Then take the front section of hair and braid into a loose braid use a small rubber band to secure.prom hair 1
  4. Leave out the braid and a few curls in the front, but taking the rest of your hair.. put into a low side pony on the side with the braid.prom hair 2
  5. Take the braid and wrap the end around the pony tail holder and secure with a bobby pin.
  6. Now take one curl at a time and wrap into a circle and secure with a hair pin onto of the pony tail. prom hair 3
  7. Repeat set 6 a few times to achieve desired look.
  8. Leave a good portion of the pony tail down.prom hair 4
  9. Finish off the look with a light mist of Hairspray!

Now your ready for the Ball ( or prom). Don’t try to make this a complicated look! Have fun with it and don’t worry if it isn’t perfect. There is so many way to customize this look. If you have any questions or concerns please comment below we will chat!

Question of the day- Would you guys like to see more makeup looks or reviews?

xoxo, Victoria

Spring Time Nails In Your Forecast

Hey everyone! I hope everyone is doing well…. Believe it or not spring has sprung (if the weather would get the hint). So in honor of the seasons changing I figured I would share my top 8 spring nail polish picks!

  1. Essie’s Fiji (Pale pink) nine times out of ten I’m wearing this shade. fiji
  2. Essie’s Sequin Sash (Shimmery pale gold/top coat) Part of their bring back collection.sash
  3. Butter London Candy Floss (Pale Blue)butter london
  4.  O.P.I. Kitty White (pearly white/top coat) Part of their Hello Kitty collection.hello kitty
  5. Sinful Colors Kylie Matte Collection: (These are no longer available but I added the sinful colors link because they have pretty much the same colors in different collection!)
    North Star (Shimmery violet)
    Butter Kup (Shimmery pale yellow)
    Kool As A Kukumber (Shimmery pale blue/green)
    V.I.Peach (Shimmery Pale Coral)sinful colors

A quick tutorial of how I do my nails-

First: Shape your nails and remove all polish/oils
Second: Apply a base coat
Third: Apply two coats of nail polish
Fourth: Apply a top coat
Finally: Apply a cuticle oil 

I love all the pale colors as you probably could tell from above. If I had to pick the best applying nail polish would be Butter London or Essie. Let me know what your favorite nail polishes are for any season! If you have any requests or question, don’t forget to comment below! Lets chat.

Question of the day- If you could design a nail polish what would you name it? What color would you choose?

xoxo, Victoria