De-clog Those Pores With Glory

De-clog Those Pores With Glory

Hello everyone! I hope you are all well and excited for easter. This weekend is very packed for us and I want to be spring fresh. ( Or as close to it) So, I decided to dig through my hoard of face masks and landed on the Soap and Glory De-clog Mask.

I know soap and glory are known for their packaging but come on how cute is this! Oh and just wait…. it’s PINK. Yes, bubble gum pink. ( I lost it) Now that I’m praying I love it as much as I do the looks of it.

First off the smell is a bit strong but pleasant. I just rather have non-scented skin care products because my skin is sensitive to fragrances. The application was smooth and fairly easy. ( Did I mention it comes with a baby spoon!)

The directions say to wait 20-25 minutes. It dries much quicker and comes off nicely. One disclaimer I want to add is that it does pull your hair. For me that was not a deal breaker but just be careful! Processed with VSCO with a6 preset

The after magic? My face was super smooth and clean-looking. I could definitely tell a difference in my pores. I’d give the de-clog a 8 out 10. For $6.00 you get two applications in seperate pots. I will be forsure repurchasing more of the soap and glory masks.

If you have any questions or concerns please leave a comment…. lets chat!

Question of the day: Favorite soap and glory product?

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Review: Laura Geller Gilded Glow Baked Body Frosting

Review: Laura Geller Gilded Glow Baked Body Frosting

Hello everyone, I hope you all are well. Recently we had lunch with my Grandmother and she very sweetly gave us (my sister and I) Christmas money and I could not help myself! I’ll add everything else I bought in my Christmas Haul.

But I’ve been drooling over the Holiday body set from Laura Geller. It was orginally $45.00 but is now on sale for $25.00 at Ulta. The set comes with an adorable wand with a white poof at the top. As well as the Gilded Glow Baked Body Frosting. Processed with VSCO with a6 preset

You can use it in multiple ways, which is amazing. You can use it as a body highlighter and bronzer as well as a face highlighter. I love the beautiful shine and sparkle it adds to the skin. Especially for the upcoming Christmas parties I will be attending. To say that I am in love with this product is an understatement.

The product itself is very buildable and does not cake up. It reminds me of the early 2000’s, those large brushes with the glitter inside of it (much less tacky.) It doesn’t have a real smell, this is a good thing considering you have to use it on such a large part of your body compared to something on your face.

It has a TON of product and will last well into the summer!

If you have any questions or concerns just leave a comment….. let’s chat.

Question of the day: What is a good fake tan product?

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All Things Eyebrows!

All Things Eyebrows!

Hello everyone! I hope everyone is doing well. It was time to wax/shape my eyebrows so, I figured, ummm hey it’s the perfect time to do a blog post about them.

We live in a society where eyebrows are of super importance. (I pride myself on my bushes!) I don’t know who has and who has not read my “About Me” post (Shameless Plug,) but I’m a trained cosmetologist. I do my own brows at home!

So, why not do a tutorial on how I get these bad boys: (System I Use)

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First- I clean the area with Pre Hon to remove all the dirt and oils from my skin.

Second- I smooth the wax down, then use cotton strips to rip off the hair!

Third- I then brush the hairs up and cut them to further shape the brows.

Forth and final – I wipe my brows with cooling gel.

This is how I wax and shape them!IMG_3198

Filling them in is a different story:

I trace each brow with the elf eyebrow kit  (I really love this kit,) then with a small angled brush I go back in and fill them in.IMG_3199

Using a spooly, I brush through the brows making them even and less cakey.IMG_3200

Then I use the Anastasia brow gel to set the brows.IMG_3201

Sculpting out the eyebrows is the final step, I use benefits boing concealer and blend it out with a brush. IMG_3202

Ta-Da: IMG_3208

If you have any questions or concerns don’t forget to comment. Lets Chat!

Question of the day- Do you like thicker or thinner eyebrows?Victorias Blog Signature

Perfectly Posh Haul and Review!

Perfectly Posh Haul and Review!

Hello everyone! I hope all is well as usual. Today, is a super exciting haul/review from a company called Perfectly Posh.

A little while ago I got in contact with one of their consultants and we decided to do a collaboration! Abby was sweet enough to send me a package with products and samples to try out. I’ve tried out each product a few times to get an accurate opinion.

Before I go into detail for each one I want to talk about the company itself. All of the containers are made from recycled material, they use naturally based products as well as being cruelty free and every thing is made in the USA.

First product is the Big Fat Yummy Hand Creme in Boho Soul- (4 out of 5) $9.00
Smell- Spiced fruits, amber and Oud wood.
The hand creme is amazing it makes your hands super soft and it smells so good. Very spicy, but not overwhelming. It doesn’t leave the hand greasy or sticky which is a plus considering it is so hydrating. IMG_3136

Next product is the Lemon Wedge Caffinated Lip Balm- (5/5) $5.00
Smell- Lemon (Obviously)
Okay, let me tell you about this lip balm! I swear by it now. It has the tingly feeling, and my lips are so smooth. I don’t have the need to keep reapplying it like most lip balms. It smells so nice, and the packaging looks like a vintage cleaner. And to top it off it’s only five dollars! IMG_3137

Next product she sent me was the Crackle Spackle Detoxifying Face Mask- (5/5) $19.00
Smell- Mint and Charcoal
It smells so good! The mask itself tingles and feels so cooling. I usally can’t use new products with out breaking out the first time but this soothed my skin and my black heads were noticeabley smaller and cleaned out! I love this mask and will definitely be repurchasing it!IMG_3135

Last product is a tool! Its a face mask silicone brush. I give it a 5/5 because its shaped so perfect! It applies the mask evenly without patches.

Each product has amazing packaging… super fun and colorful.

I wanna give a huge shout out to Abby Smith for gifting me these products! I’m going to link all her information below if you want to try any of these out or anything else she sells.

Abby Smith
Website
717-608-8991
Tell her I sent you!

If you have any questions don’t forget to comment! Lets chat.

Question of the day- What is your favorite face mask?

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

 

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

My Skin Care Routine

Okay ladies and gents! Today we are going to be talking about skin care (again)… one of the most bitter-sweet topics to me. I once had beautiful clear skin (like everyone in my family) until around 15, then everything went south. In a previous post, my review of the acne treatments to be exact I mentioned I have tried a million and one things. Nothing was really working until I started this routine about a year ago! I also should mention I went to a dermatologist for a long time, and a few of the products I’m going to mention is what the Doc prescribed.

I’m a firm believer in a set routine so lets begin:

Morning Routine: (Easy Peasy)
Wash: Neutrogena Clear Pore Cleanser/Mask   Gets rid of all the dirt and oils
Moisturizer: Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion Makes my skin soft not greasyFacewashLotion

Night Time Routine: (this is where things get a little crazy)
Wash: Neutrogena Clear Pore Cleanser/Mask or Dove Sensitive bar soap.
Depending on how dirty I feel my face is… at night I use my Mia 2. I really could not live without my Clarisonic it gives me such a deep clean.
Toner: L’occitane Lotion Divine  Doesn’t dry my skin out!
Moisturize: Cetaphil Mositurizing Lotion
Lip Balm: L’occitane Soft Balm  mia 2lotion divinebalm

Makeup Remover: Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water.  Doesn’t leave a sticky feeling.micellar water.JPG
If I have a pimple/break out I will use my Mario Badescu Drying Lotion or my acne cover ups!mario bb
I hope you all can take something away from this! If anyone would like to know about the masks or other special treatments just ask, I’ll make a post.

Question of the day- What are your skin care routines like?

xoxo, Victoria