Tuesday, April 18, 2017

To Mask or Not To Mask? Just My Take On The Whole Mask Thing

Do you mask?  Do you peel? I'm curious to see how many people use face masks.  Lately there have been so many masks showing up on the market and talks about them popping up all over the internet.

I have read about painful masks that are said to hurt like heck and by some of the videos I have seen, I believe this may be true.  I am not gonna find out for myself.  I also see a lot of sheet masks that look pretty intriguing and refreshing to me. 

I have always loved to do the peel off masks, like the Helene Curtis grape seed mask that looks like a gel and after drying can be peeled off.  I think the fun of it is trying to peel off the mask without ripping it.  I am weird like that. 🤣(that is supposed to be a little laughing man) lol

Anyway,  I decided to do a little research on masks and see what the experts at WebMd were saying about them.  This is what I found:

According to this article, some masks and peels are actually pretty effective.  As a matter of fact, some of the recommended brands are as follows:

Olay Regenerist Microdermabrasion & Peel System
(at home peel good for sensitive skin)

philosophy the microdelivery peel
(gentle physical exfoliation combined with lactic acid. It works great for either sensitive or dry skin)

Peter Thomas Roth Cucumber Gel Masque
(Good for hydrating.  It is infused with cucumber, papaya, and pineapple enzymes to calm and soften skin.)

Murad Acne Clarifying Mask
(This mask  contains sulfur to treat acne and clay to absorb excess oil.)

You may be wondering what the difference is between professional services and at home masks and peels.  The main difference is the amount of ingredient or strength of ingredients.  At home products aren't as strong as those found in professional offices.  That is because of the strict standards that are given by the FDA.  Anything over a certain amount can only be administered by a doctor.

So there you have it.  A short breakdown on masks and peels.  Before you go out and purchase products, check with your doctor or dermatologist and see what they recommend for you.  For more information, read the entire article about Masks and Peels at WebMd.  As for me,  I think I am going to give a few new masks a try.

Stay Beautiful!

Disclosure:  Opinions expressed are my own opinion.  I am not a doctor, so you should see yours if you have any questions concerning your skin or products you use on it.  Some information in this article was obtained from WebMd.

Photo from Pixabay.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

How Often Do You Wash Your Hair?

Do you ever wonder how often you should wash your hair?  Honestly, it really is a matter of preference.  But here are a few tips that I recently read on WebMd that can help you decide how much or little washing is right for you.  I personally only wash my hair every 3 days.  If I wash too often, my hair gets too dry and hard to style.  I usually like my hair better the day after I wash and condition it.

 I want to explain how shampoo works.  Shampoo helps to trap oils in your hair.  That is why washing your hair too often isn't good for your hair.  By washing too often you can dry out and damage your hair.  This can cause breakage.  Your hair produces an oil that is called sebum.  When you wash your hair you are taking away dirt, oils and residue.  

According to experts, the only people who should wash their hair daily are people who have very fine hair, exercise and sweat often, or those who live in very humid areas. Basically, if you have excess oil in your hair, wash it.

If you have thicker hair, you can get away with washing your hair less often.  This also applies to some people with curly or dry hair.

Most of us can go 2-3 days between washing our hair.  The longest you should ever go without washing your hair is 14 days.

If you feel a need to refresh your hair in between shampoos, there are dry shampoos out there to help get rid of excess oils.

If you want to learn more about washing your hair, please visit this link on Webmd.com.

Stay Beautiful!

Disclosure:  Information in this post was from Webmd.  
Photo  from Pixaby

Thursday, April 6, 2017

How To Keep Your Face Looking It's Best - @MichaelToddBeauty #Soniclear Petite Review #clearskin

Certainly, anyone can wash their face with soap and water.   But, when I want to get my face deep down clean, I like to use a spin brush.  By using a spin brush, my face gets 6x cleaner than by using my hands alone.  I always give my face a good washing with a gentle facial cleanser before each spin brush use.  This is my own personal preference.  I also make sure to remove my makeup as well.

So, I guess you are wondering how to pick a spin brush that is best for you.

First, you want to choose a brush head that is perfect for you.  You don't want an abrasive brush that scratches or irritates your skin I like the Soniclear Petite by Michael Todd Beauty.  It has an antimicrobial spin brush head that really gives me a deep cleaning.  It is waterproof and is rechargeable, so I never have to worry about batteries.  An extra bonus is that the brush head lasts up to 6 months.  It is lightweight and comfortable to hold. It is also gentle on my skin.

The Soniclear Petite by Michael Todd Beauty has 3 speeds to address different skin types or issues.  It even has a built-in timer that lets you know when to move on to the next area of your face.  This ensures that I am truly getting a deep cleaning.  No more guessing.  The Soniclear Petite is one smart spin brush.

When you first start using a spin brush to wash your face, you may notice some dry flakes of skin. That is perfectly normal.  That is your face's dead skin cells that are being removed so that new ones can produce.  Also, if you break out, wait a few days to a week and then start again.  Many times, when you introduce something new to your skin, it takes time to adjust, but in the long run, it is worth it.

I like to use my cleansing brush at night before bed or after a long day so that I can get all the dirt and pollution out of my skin. Plus, I like to get any deep down dirt and makeup out as well.

Most spin brushes say you shouldn’t use your skin brush more than once a day because it really isn't good for the skin.  It can cause it to become stressed out and react by giving you an uneven skin tone.  However, Soniclear Petite is so gentle, it can be used up to twice a day.

Lastly, keep your skin brush clean by using a gentle alcohol based cleanser.

If you would like more information on the Soniclear Petite by Michael Todd Beauty, please visit their website.

If you want to learn about the antimicrobial care of Soniclear, please watch this video:


Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for FREE I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Dirty Knees Soap Company Uses Modest Ingredients With Great Results #ad

Did you ever find a scent that was so addictive you couldn't stop smelling it?  That is how I feel about Dirty Knees Minnesota Wood scent.  

I received some products from Heidi at DirtyKneessoap.com to try and of course the first thing I did it smell all of the great soaps, hand lotions and body washes.  I tried some of the Minnesota Wood  hand and body lotion, and was immediately addicted to the scent.  I kid you not, this scent is amazing.  I really can not stop smelling my hands.  I let my husband try it and he feels the same way.  It is one of those scents that are so good, I can not get enough of it.  It is a light lotion that isn't greasy or sticky.  It absorbs nicely, leaving my skin soft.

There is a great assortment of Face, Hand and Body Lotions available.

As a matter of fact, all of the Dirty Knees products smell amazing.  They are made using modest ingredients and minimalist packaging.  You can see the love that is put into their products.  The handcrafted bar soaps are beautifully crafted and hand cut.  They look like works of art.  They lather wonderfully and rinse clean easily.  They leave my skin feeling soft and clean and smelling fantastic.

The soaps are available in several scents, including:

Bare Naked

Java Scrub

Minnesota Wood

Rustic Country 

White Ginger

Dirty Knees body washes are dye free and available in two scents that smell so good.  They make me want to roll around in the mud so I can hop in the shower!  Ladies, fair warning...  If your sweeties use these scents, they will smell irresistible!  In my opinion, they smell that good!  Don't say I didn't warn you! 

Body Wash Scents Available: 

Minnesota Wood

White Ginger

Save 15% on any Dirty Knees Soap Company order!

Dirty Knees Soap Company has partnered with My Stuff Bags Foundation.  For every 16oz. bottle of body wash that is purchased, they will donate a 2 oz. bottle.  Isn't that awesome?!

Check out this statement from their website:

We are thrilled to announce a partnership with My Stuff Bags Foundation, an organization addressing the needs of children who are rescued from abuse, neglect, or other volatile situations. Sadly, the children often flee with nothing but the clothes on their back. My Stuff Bags gives them something to hold onto - something of their own. Toys, books, school supplies, clothing, personal toiletries, a stuffed animal and blanket are some of the items they receive in a bright blue duffel bag. For every 16oz bottle of body wash sold we will be donating one 2oz bottle to My Stuff Bags, specially made and labeled for kids - "My Stuff Suds".

I love supporting companies that care about others and give back to the community.  

You can learn more about Dirty Knees Soap Company by visiting their Website

Or Following them on Social Media

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for FREE I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising." 

All opinions are my own personal opinions and based on my own personal usage.  Your opinion may differ.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

$2 Color Changing Nail Polishes and Get a Free DelSol Color Changing Nail Polish With Purchases

I am a huge fan or Del Sol color changing products.  Did you know that they are found in major resorts and cruise lines? 

Del Sol Color Changing Nail polish is the coolest nail polish I have ever used.  It actually changes color when exposed to the sun.

With the above shown polish, indoors your nails will be the pink color and when exposed to the sun your nails turn a pretty purple.  There are other colors to choose from as well.  There are even glitter polishes that are fun to wear!  These polish are great conversation starters and sure to get attention!


How does the polish change colors?  Its magic!  Not really, but it is the magic of Del Sol's proprietary Spectrachrome® Technology.   What is Spectrachrome?  It is crystals that reveal their hidden colors when exposed to sunlight.  It was actually invented by NASA for their space program.  Del Sol enhanced it for everyone under the sun!

I love all of shades of color changing nail polishes from DelSol.  I think that it is perfect for painting my toes and hands for the beach.  These polishes are perfect for a nail party or even as a party favor.  Girls night in can be so much fun with Del Sol.

Check out some of the great color variations available! Many are on sale for $2.  Check out all of the promotional offers daily!

(Save 35% off your order by using my link)

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