Archive | June 2017

The Only and Best Bronzer You’ll Ever Need

Guerlain the best bronzer

It’s officially summer.  Time to bring out the sunscreen, the self-tanner and of course the bronzer.  I have brown skin, so I don’t need the self-tanner.  But the sunscreen and bronzer I can definitely live with.  There are so many out there that even me, a beauty expert can’t decide which to choose.  And every year there is always a new one, a limited edition one and then there’s ones that are liquid or powder.  I could go on about them being shimmery, matte or even a little bit of both.  And yes I do get shinier during the summer, but I don’t wanna wear my powder that helps keep me matte.  I want something that’ll give me that summer glow.  But also won’t add to my shiny problem.

Guerlain terracotta bronzer light in blond #2

That’s why I’m happy to say I found a bronzer that gives me that glow I’ve always wanted, but also keeps my shine at bay.  It is the guerlain terracotta light number two in blond.  This series of bronzers have a multitude of colors.  These bronzers have a mixture of matte and shimmer to them and complementary colors that go together to give you that summer glow.

There is four colors to choose from in this collection.  Ranging from light blond to dark brunette.  I chose blond number two which is the lighter one.  I didn’t want to look to bronzed up, because my oily skin is a factor I have to consider.  Plus I was going to use it all for my face, so I wanted a more natural glow and if I chose the darker one it would probably not look that great once my oils on my face started coming out after a few hours.

The way that I applied it on my face is the “3” application.  You start from the center of your forehead and literally do the number three on either side of your face.  That way your skin gets a nice glow all over and add some on your nose and chin to even out.  For a little more color I add more on my cheeks to finish the look. If you want a more sculpted look, add to jawline and cheeks.

Personally I am new to using a bronzer on myself.  But for many years I effortlessly applied them to my customers who were new to using one or just upgrading from another one that they didn’t like anymore or suit their color.  When looking for a bronzer, ask for help because sometimes it can get bit tricky picking the right color for yourself.  I know they can get a little bit on the orange side and that’s why guerlain has an array of bronzers to choose from.  I mean alot to choose from and that’s why they are probably the best bronzers that I’ve ever come across.  They too have ones that have a more pink hue for women who are fair and ones that have a more deeper colors that aren’t necessarily orange but more of a deep tan tone.

Good luck on your journey to finding that perfect bronzer and if you already have then apply and have a great summer.  Until next week my beauties have a good week!

This entry was posted on June 24, 2017, in Makeup.

How Cleansing Waters can Change your Life!

L'oreal micellar water

What is so good about a cleansing water?  Or micellar water?  There are many are reasons to use them now that more companies had jumped on the bandwagon and you can easily purchase one for $10.00 or $50.00.

Micellar water is basically small oil molecules or micelles.  It is like a magnet and lifts away dirt and makeup, which is awesome when I’m too lazy to wash my face at the end of a work day.

It’s only been in the last five years or less that I’ve seen them cropping up from various companies.  What’s even better is that’s some companies have created micellar water for specific skin types.  I guess to show variety and comfort people who have sensitive skin or oily skin, but to be quite honest I used cleansing waters before they had one specially for oily skin types and I never broke out or it didn’t feel heavy on my skin.

I would say I started using cleansing waters a few years ago, because I got curious about them.  My very first cleansing water was Lancôme and I fell in love instantly.  Since then I have used many others and they all have not been for oily skin.  Yes that is true, I have not used one specifically for my skin type.  Because I totally believe that you don’t need a cleansing water specifically for oily skin types or any skin types for that matter.  But, if you still feel uneasy about using a cleansing water designed for example normal skin then rest assure there are cleansing waters for all skin types out there.

L'oreal micellar water

L’oreal cleansing water in normal to dry skin

I am partial to L’oreal, so when they introduced their line of cleansing waters, I immediately was drawn to them.  I know they have one for oily skin, but I chose the one for normal to dry skin.  My skin has changed quite a bit, so I chose this one because I want more hydration in my skincare routine.  Again, it does not feel heavy, does not clog my pores and I do not break out.  This cleansing water has no alcohol, no perfume, no oils and soap.  I use it mainly to remove my eye makeup, but when I am lazy I just drench a cotton pad or two, wipe my face of makeup and put on my skin care products and I’m off to bed.

Tip: If your skin or eyes feel irriated or itching from the makeup you wore or even from allergies, soak a cotton pad, put it over your eyes for a few moments. Use it when needed throughout the day. For your skin, I just recommend putting some in a spray bottle and spritz it on to help calm and soothe your skin.

You can definitely use this as your eye makeup remover, toner and to wash your face basically.  It is a three in one product for only $15.00.  I have used cleansing waters double the price and this one doesn’t disappoint.  It is worth using and it even says on the bottle that 400ml equals 200 wipes.  I’m sure they have tested the theory, but I know that I’m sure it will last that long, but I won’t be counting, because I don’t really care.  It works and as long as it works I am happy customer and will gladly recommend this product to anyone.

Thank you for reading this article this week, I will be back next week with yet another product and review.  See you next week my beauties!


This entry was posted on June 17, 2017, in Skincare.

The One Body Cream You Absolutely Must Have!

neostrata review

Are you ready for the summer? Do you have your tinted moisturizer, bronzer, sunscreen and one of the things you need to look your absolute best? A body moisturizer of course! We wear dresses, skirts, t-shirts and shorts and we need to keep our skin looking its best and hydrated at all times. I have found one that will get your skin ready in time, no manual exfoliating involved!

Now this moisturizer I started using it when I was having breakouts on my body (my back) and my dermatologist recommend that I use it for my bacny problem. I simply only used It for that issue only and never really thought to use it anywhere else. At this point though I just wanted my acne problem gone, so I would every other night put it on my back and hopefully it would make the acne and the dark spots it left behind go away. It took a long time, but my hormones had calm down and my acne finally went away. I finally was so happy to stop using it, I never thought about it again. Only the fact that I had a smooth back and it was clear.

I was only 19 or 20, what do you want from me? After a few years, I was looking for something in the fall/winter mainly to keep my skin smooth. At this point, my skin on my legs were itchy and getting a bit red whenever I scratched at it. My regular body moisturizer wasn’t doing it and an manual scrub in the shower wasn’t helping my problem. So I figured maybe that cream I used many years ago that had glycolic acid may do the trick. At least I hope it would..

The moisturizer I am talking about is by Neostrata. It’s called body smoothing moisturizer with 10% glycolic acid. I wasn’t’ sure if it would be the right one because my skin was itching and red. But I was totally wrong and I’m glad I use it. It is perfect for anyone who wants to get their skin ready for the summer. It is super gentle, there is little to no tingle when you first it and its lightweight, which makes it easy for anyone to use it.

Now for anyone who hasn’t used glycolic acid, don’t go crazy with it and use it every day. You really don’t have to do that. I think 2-3 times should suffice if you want to keep your skin looking its best. Any more then this unless otherwise told by your dermatologist and your skin can get dehydrated or even maybe a bit irritated. On the other days, use a regular moisturizer with no glycolic acid. Tip: it also helps get rid of ingrown hairs!

This is one body moisturizer you don’t want to live without. It is so essential in your body care routine and so simple to use. In one day, you will see a difference In your skin, because it will help with exfoliating your skin, keeping it smooth and over time (this part will take time) it will help minimize wrinkles. But using glycolic acid, you must use sunscreen. It doesn’t make your skin irritable or sensitive to sun. Its revealing “baby skin” from the exfoliating process. Getting rid of the old skin, revealing new skin. So you want to treat that new skin and protect it.

So go and enjoy the summer with your beautiful skin revealed. And I’ll see you next week beauties!

neostrata review



This entry was posted on June 9, 2017, in Skincare.