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

 

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

 

Tony Moly Strawberry Nose Pack Review!

Tony Moly Strawberry Nose Pack Review!

So, today is a super exciting review! I’m obsessed with all things skin care. I couldn’t wait any longer to try the Tony Moly Strawberry Nose Pack! I have terrible black heads on my nose (doesn’t everyone?) so I figured I’d give it a shot. Now, as I write I will be using all three steps and giving you my opinion as it comes to me!

Just a little bit about the pack itself… for starters it cost a whopping $3.50! The pack has three separate step: 1. To open the pores up 2. Pulls out the blackheads 3. Closes the pores. This product claims to clear out pore and maintain a black head free face. So here we go!

STEP 1:
In the directions it says to leave the first strip on for 15-20 minutes. It smells fine, I can smell a hint of strawberries. Its super wet so BE CAREFUL opening it! It feels like a sheet mask just on my nose, there is a little tingly feeling but nothing crazy.  Ok now the first strip is off , and my pores look a bit bigger which is a good thing! Hopefully this means a ton of blackheads will get pulled out!

STEP 2: 
The directions say to wet the nose, place it on and wait 10-15 minutes! Oh a little side note the strip is a little pink… ahh so cute. This is pretty much a regular nose strip, no smell or any product on the strip. Not a ton of blackheads are on the strip, but there are a few big ones I can see.

STEP 3:
So, number three stays on for about 5-10 minutes. It’s a piece of gel that just sits on the nose. It smells so good just like strawberries! This is supposed to tighten my pores and moisturize the area. strawberry2

So, final thoughts: I would give this product a 4/5. It didn’t get rid of all the black heads I wish it had, but my nose looks way better than it did before I did all 3 steps. My nose is so smooth and my pores look really good. It took about 40 minutes to complete the pack so I would do it when you have plenty of time.  I would recommend this for sure especially for three dollars and fifty cents!

If any one has any questions or comment please feel free to comments below! Lets chat.

Question of the day- Have you used any tony moly products? What did you think?

xoxo, Victoria

Easter Basket Goodness

Hey everyone! I hope you all had an amazing Easter, I know I did.

I’m absolutely stunned at the love and generosity my family showed this year. I woke up Sunday morning, went downstairs and boom! My parents really went overboard with my Easter basket and I could not be more thankful. They are extremely supportive with everything I do, they told me I could use these products on my blog. My heart just melted! So I figured I would share what I got with you all. Sort of like a written haul. (Also, a disclaimer for you all, this is by no means a way to brag.)

Dior Addict Lipstick: (Not Shy)dior

 Urban Decay Vice Liquid Lipstick: (1993) vice

Tarte Tarteist Pro Glow: tarteishTarte Pack Your Bags: eyepads

Kauruna Exfoliating Face Mask: 
Sephora Pearl Face Mask:
Sephora Charcoal Nose Strip:facemask

And for a little fashion bonus:
These little stars/moon stud earrings from south moon under! (No Link)earrings.JPG

Like I said I could not be more thankful to my parents this year! Lets me know in the comments if you want swatches or reviews on any of these products! Also, what did you think of this written haul? Thanks for reading!

xoxo, Victoria

 

 

Thierry Mugler Abducted Me

Have you ever been wrongly seduced by the beautiful perfume bottles of the world? So have I, don’t feel bad, I get to the counter and bam I’m hooked! The chic little bottle is filled with all your next memories… but wait $120 dollars? Okay okay Victoria calm down lets think about this… Is it worth it? Now that is the question!

Ive grown to have a fine taste in perfume. YSL, Chanel, Marc Jacobs, Dior you name it most likely I love it! I recently was gifted Alien by Thierry Mugler. I had been lusting over this perfume for years! Ive been using Alien for awhile now and I have some thoughts.

One: The scent is beautiful

Two: It stays all day long, I mean I can smell it while I’m doing the laundry

Three: I get many compliments on it when I wear it

Four: There is nothing else like it

Five: Its refillable!

So, my verdict? 100% worth it! Now I know its a steep price for perfume ($80 for the smallest bottle) but lets face it its absolutely amazing. Here’s a tip from this girl to the rest to help save a little. Stick to one or two perfumes at a time. Theres no point to have a shelf full to go bad. That is money wasted! Nothing is better than having one signature scent people know you by.

http://www.sephora.com/alien-P196516?skuId=1040815&icid2=products%20grid:p196516