Monday, September 16, 2013

My current skin care routine

As well as trying to find the right shampoo for me, I am also trying to find the right skin care. In the last 6 months, I have dropped traditional cleansers and started oil cleaning. Sounds strange doesn't it? But after a month of using castor oil and extra virgin olive oil, my skin finally cleared. There was no more cyst type acne or tons of black heads. I noticed the 1st time there was a difference in my skin. I broke out for the first few days and was surprised to see everything. In about 3 days the cysts had broke after having some for months to a year and the blackheads on my chin and jawline no longer existed. I still use oil cleaning but have cut back to a few times a week instead if everyday. This due to the heat where I live. Being that I have acne prone skin , I didn't want to change my formula. Now if you want to try oil cleaning this what you'll need;
  • Cold pressed castor oil( cold pressed is the best) 
  • Extra virgin olive oil 
  • A little container with tight lid
  • A small funnel 
Now if you have normal skin you will use a 1:1 ratio
Acne/oily skin you will use a 3:1ratio. (Example : 3TBS of castor oil, 1 of Evoo 
Dry skin 1:3 ratio ( example : 1TBS of castor oil, 3of Evoo 

After finding you formula, you take about a nickel size of the mixture and massage it on your face. It will take off make up or any that a make wipe may have left behind. After massaging for about a minute, wash your hands. Grab a washcloth you don't mind getting make on if you wear it. And run under HOT water. Ring the washcloth out and put on your face until it cools. (I do this 2-3times). After run the cloth under hot water and gently wipe the oil off your face. You may think your skin was oily but I found that I had never felt my skin be that soft before. Remember oil dissolves oils, so don't   worry about putting oil on your face. It's best to do this at night before bed. 
Once a week I use a baking soda mask. This will exfoliate your skin and heal or bring up any break outs. In a small bowl add some baking soda and a little water. Make a thick paste and spread on your skin. You may feel tingling, which the backing soda doing it work. I let it sit about 20 mins and wash off with cool water. 
I also in between use milk and backing soda. This will really remove those black heads. 1TBS of backing soda and a little milk. You want your mixture to be kind of runny. Dip a Cotten in if and wipe on your face. After 5 minutes wash off with cool water, scrubbing softest if you want. 

Because I can only oil a few times a week, I do use cetaphil daily cleanser. This has been very kind to my skin and recommend it if you don't want to oil cleanse. I know the thought of oil on your face can be scary. But I swear it will change your skin.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Update and WEN hair care

I realize that that I said I would be doing more post now that school is over but my grandmother had gotten really sick and was hospitalized and has to get treatment in a different town. So I'm have been coping and dealing with that the last few months. But she is doing better and is in the next step of recovery.

For the last 3 months I have been using WEN hair care. I know, you see it on the tv constantly and think " yea right", but it actually works. Let me tell you why I started using WEN, I have a very sensitive scalp and have tried high end salon products to drug store products. Well in my recent, adventure of trying a new shampoo I tried Wella calming shampoo.  Which looks like this 👇below


And let me say this shampoo destroyed my hair. It dried it out and left it feeling heavy and my hair fell out in handfuls. The conditioner is what for me. It was $12.95 and in a 3oz jar. I have thick corse hair, that is colored and it did nothing for my head. I had no much built up on top of the sores from tresmeme shampoo( which I loved but my head didn't.) I was at the point where I was going to have to cut my 20" hair to about half. So I figured " what the hell, I don't know what else to try." So I ordered WEN. Now, I heard about the hair failing and it messing up people's hair. But I was desperate . So I ordered the deluxe kit in the seasonal scent coconut mango. It came with 3 bottles and a deep conditioning treatment, anti- frizz styling cream,replenishing moisturizing spray, and smoothing serum. I pay about $40 a month and got the whole shipment at once.  The first few months I did lose a lot of hair. And I mean a lot. But in the end my hair got softer, longer, lighter, and my color ( pink) didn't rinse out at all. I still have it in my hair actually. I found I didn't have to use as many styling products and hardly had use my straighter. Of course I still use I but just not has often. I now blow dry my hair and with the WEN products its not fuzzy and lies smooth. I do have a hard time back combing because of the detangler in it, but I'm going to be trying the volumizing spray. So in  the long run I say give WEN a try. Your hair smells great and you find you don't have to wash it as often saving your color. 

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Change in blog

Sorry everyone I've been gone so long. I'm going to be doing a complete make over for my blog. I hope everyone stays to see. The blog will have make up ,hair, my personal weight loss struggle and success, and my skin care journey.  Hope you enjoy !

Saturday, September 10, 2011

giveaway winners picked

the winners for my end of summer giveaway were picked on facebook today. so go check it out !

Saturday, September 3, 2011

giveaway update

I am extending the sleek makeup giveaway to the 10th .I would like to have more entires before i choose the winners. On the 10th i will pick the winners no matter what. so please look at the end of summer giveaway post for the rules. thanks everyone!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

MUA You Gotta Know!

So I have been checking out MUA's a lot lately. And I decided to start sharing some of them with you.

This MUA's name is Venus Ocean.

And I love her. I found her by checking a site called and the first look I seen her do was a zebra look. I was hooked from that moment on. I'm always checking out her videos on Youtube.
She creates wearable look to extreme make up looks. She creates make up looks not for the faint of heart. I love her expression. There are so many reason why I think everyone should check her out. But then I think we be here for years lol. I'm going to show you an example of what she does. And how great she does it. 

I cannot describe how much I'm inspired by her.I think you will really enjoy her looks. She's also is super sweet. And whenever I have a question she always responds back. Which I love.  Check her you on youtube, facebook and twitter. venusocean facebook venusocean youtube and twitter she is @venusocean. Both images were taken with her permission. :)

Sunday, August 21, 2011

giveway update

So its getting near the end of my giveaway time and I only have one offical entry. I really love for everyone to have a chance to win . the prizes are a sleep make up eyeshadow palette of your choice and a blush of your choice. there is also going to be a second winner. they will get a eyeshadow palette of thier choice. just look for the giveway post here on the blog for the rules. thanks everyone!