My skin has been very dry as us, Canadians, have had an extra harsh winter this year and also experienced a breakout of blackheads and closed pores after I attempted the Oil Cleansing Method. It's my fourth week of using Yogurt as a daily facial mask, I mix 1 tbsp of yogurt with 1 tsp of oatmeal and 1 tsp of white rice flour. This combination has worked wonders in evening out my skin tone as well as improving the texture of my skin. I leave it on for 30 minutes nightly before bed. I have to admit though, I was about to abandon the whole thing 2 weeks into it as my skin got worse, there were more bumps on my skin and I started to get new pimples but I kept at it and now I realize, my skin was purging. The purging is still happening BUT the pimples seem to go away quietly and I am seeing general improvements. The blackheads are subsiding and the bumps are disappearing and as I mentioned before my skin tone is starting to even out, I'm sure the oatmeal and white rice flour have a lot to do with this as well. I also had a major cystic acne jerk on my chin for the last couple of months and it was not going away, but slowly but surely, this concoction is finally fading the dark brown ugliness under my skin and bringing the sucker to its head where hopefully it can disappear forever. I am going to continue this regiment and hopefully continue to see improvements, will try to post the progress at a later time.
I love this concealer. I have been using this for almost a year and after some trial and error, I have learned to really love it. In the beginning, I was applying it with my fingers and using too much product, hence the chalky creases. After I fell in LOVE with my beauty blender, I decided to apply this concealer with it. It gives me a natural look with the full coverage I need for my dark circles and it never creases, I believe it's one of the best concealers I have ever tried and I have tried many from Bobby Brown to YSL, none of them have given me the natural coverage that lasts all day. Highly recommend this!
Moisturizers -Algenist - Overnight Restorative Cream
LuckyCoffee 12/8/2012 1:24:00 AM
I have been using this cream for almost 4 months and I have to say I have seen huge improvement in my skin. It has helped with my fine lines as well as my overall skin tone. This cream doesn't clog my pores and my skin soaks it all up. My skin looks moisturized and even in the morning. I'm very happy with it. It is slightly pricey but after 4 months, I have not even used half of the jar so I'm thinking it might last another 4 months.
Terrible! It's greasy and creates this gross crust around my eyes.
Mascara -L'Oreal - Voluminous Million Lashes - waterproof
LuckyCoffee 7/17/2012 1:39:00 AM
Great mascara. Spent my whole life wearing mascara that smudged on me. Wore this the other day, it was extremely hot and I happen to get a massage, had my face and eyes squished in the head holder(?)....No smudging!! Very impressed. Also a little tip for people who have problems with removing it. Use grape seed oil, it takes it right off, very gentle and natural.
Makeup Brushes -Real Techniques by Samantha Chapman - Stippling Brush
LuckyCoffee 7/17/2012 1:31:00 AM
I love this brush!! I use it to apply my moisturizer and bb cream, at first it went on streaky but after several washes, it's working beautifully. You also can't beat the price and the quality comparable to high end brushes. It's super soft and no bristle loss. Go and buy one now!