12.20.2017

Beauty For The Eyes

VII Code Oxygen Eye Cream

Happy Wednesday friends! Today we are going to be looking at a beauty product eye (get it?! haha) have been loving lately!
When it comes to beauty products I am extremely picky about what I put on my face. I do a lot of research about the product before investing my time and money on a product. In another post I talked about how all through college I had pretty bad cystic acne that over the past year I have finally gotten under control. Needless to say I refuse to put things on my face that I think will clog my pores or will harm my skin in fear that it will bring back the bad acne I once had.

With being a student, holding a job and growing this blog my sleeping pattern has not been consistent and I have noticed that I would have puffy eyes in the morning. I figured that once I started sleeping more I wouldn’t have that problem but the under part of my eye has started to get darker and darker. Normally I am really good about taking my make up off at night and washing my face in the morning and moisturizing my face twice a day. I was going to ignore it and just accept it for now but I ran into Ulta about a month or so ago and was having the lady try new products on me when she mentioned that I needed to start looking into using an eye cream to help with the dark spots I was getting.

Fast forward to  a couple weeks ago when VII Code beauty reached out to me and told me about their Oxygen Eye Cream. I wanted to make sure it wasn’t going to be harmful so I did some research about what was in the product and I also found so many great reviews! I have been using it morning and night because the formula soaks right into your skin without leaving a greasy heavy feeling. In the morning when I wake up even if I haven’t had much sleep I do not get those big puffy eyes and I have noticed a big difference in the dark spots.

Before applying the eye cream in the morning and at night, there is an activation strip that comes with the it to massage the skin under the eyes. I do this on each eye for a couple minutes and it feels so good! After I massage my skin, I take a tiny bit of the eye cream and apply it gently under my eye. You really don’t need much because it spreads very easily under your eye.

Sorry I know this post was long haha but I am just super excited to share the VII Code Oxygen Eye Cream with y’all! I absolutely love bringing y’all brands that I believe in. I understand that it takes so much time and money to find what works so being able to make things easier for y’all is what I love to do:) If you have any questions about the eye cream feel free to leave it below in the comments:)

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11.17.2017

Beauty Gift Set Guide

On the 2nd day of Christmas my true love gave to me… a Beauty Gift Set! Whats better than beauty products? Beauty products packaged up together so you get a better deal of course!! haha There are so many goodies coming out right now for Christmas and these are a few that I have had my eye on. Sephora, Ulta and Nordstrom are my go to places to pick up beauty gift sets. They make perfect gifts for that friend that has EVERYTHING!

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02.13.2017

Gushing Over Lush!

Happy Monday!! I have been getting a ton of questions lately about what I use to keep my skin so fresh and clear while traveling. These little guys are my BIG secret:) I honestly don’t know what I would do without LUSH Cosmetics. I struggled a lot with acne in high school and college but never really found anything that worked to get rid of it for a long period of time. That was until I met these little tubs! I have been using Lush for almost a year now and the impact it has made to my skin is incredible. Also every product is made by hand! Below I will talk about how I use each of them!!

** Disclaimer: I am by no means a dermatologist, this is just what has worked best for my skin:)

Lush “Ocean Salt” face and body scrub is my saving grace! When I first walked into the Lush store (which you can actually smell from a mile away!) they asked what I was looking for and I had noooo idea. I told the sales associate about my skin and how I was just desperate to try anything. She asked what kind of skin I had (dry or oily) and how often I wash my face. I have oily skin in my T area and drying skin around my mouth. I also wash my face twice a day, once in the morning and once at night. She told me to try a scrub to help exfoliate my skin and get rid of any dead skin.

I love, love, love the “Ocean Salt” because its so refreshing and leaves your skin feeling sooo smooth:) I get my face wet with warm water and then take a little bit on my finger tips. I rub it all over my face and gently massage it into my skin. Next, I let it sit on my skin for a little bit before washing it off with warm water.

Lush “Breath Of Fresh Air” Toner is my absolute favorite toner they have! I have also used their “Tea Tree Water” toner but the breath of fresh air feels so refreshing on your skin after wearing make up all day long. At first I literally thought I had just bought the worlds most expensive bottle of water but that little “bottle of water” has changed my skin a lot haha. I notice my skins a lot more radiant after using the toner water.

I take the toner and spray it three times on my face. Then I take a cotton pad and wipe gently all over my face and neck. The toner is also GREAT for getting left over make up off, which I am convinced is the reason I don’t break out as badly anymore.

One of my favorite things to do every week is put on a mask and let it absorb all of the heavy week haha (Soooo dramatic, I know!). I have used multiple of their masks but the one I love the most is the Lush “Mask Of Magnaminty”. I have given it to my friends to try and they all say the same thing “this is so tingly! haha”. It tingles on your skin as it drys and pulls all the dirt and oil from your skin! Also it has a lot of mint in it so it gives you that cool, refreshing feel on your face.

I damp my face with warm water before applying and then I take little bits and apply it to my face. I smooth it all out and let it sit until it dries on my face. Then I take a warm wet hand towel and wipe my face with it. This lifts all the dirt and mask off your skin leaving it feeling incredible:)


To finish off my face routine, I apply the Lush “Magical Moringa” all over my face and neck. This moisturizer is the BOMB! I only wear it when I am going to bed or if I know I am not going to be wearing make up all day. It goes on matte to your skin so you don’t look all oily or greasy! You also do not need that much! It spreads very easily and doesn’t work as well with a lot of the moisturizer on your face.  Some people use it as a primer for their make up but I have found for me it doesn’t really work as well as my actual primer.

 I have tried some of their other products too including hair and bath bombs! I love everything I try and haven’t found anything that I don’t think works well for my skin. Listed below are other products I have used:)

Dark Angels Mask

Herbalism

Big Shampoo

Lip Service

Tea Tree Water Toner

Rosy Cheeks Mask

Cup O’ Coffee

Twilight Bath Bomb

Intergalactic Bath Bomb

If you have any questions about any of the LUSH products let me know because I swear by these products:)