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Showing posts from June, 2017

Mask Monday | REN Glycolactic Radiance Renewal Mask

This one is a revisit since I've already waxed poetic about this mask . Honestly there isn't much more to say that isn't in that post. This is a product I will have in my arsenal as long as it's being made. I went from a sample size to the mama jamma and I still think it's worth every cent. Something I didn't mention in the initial review that I absolutely love this product for, is its ability to "ripen whiteheads". Now I know you're not supposed to pop your pimples but every once in awhile I do. When I notice one that isn't quite to the surface this is the product I use to make them extraction ready 💪 REN Clean Skincare is available locally from Pure Source Barbados . Let us know if you've tried any of their products.

Mask Monday | DIY Clay and Charcoal Mask

Housekeeping: Shai Simone please contact me via asap. I had dis hey tuh do eva long time since...but how my laziness set up 😒 In hindsight, that was totally unwarranted because it's an easy process. I've purchased Rhassoul Clay before from Pure Source Barbados but this handy travel sized packet came from Healthy Kinks . " Rhassoul clay is rich in magnesium, silica, potassium, and calcium, which all help to nourish your skin. The molecular structure of Rhassoul clay gives it a unique ability to absorb excess dirt and oil, as well as extract impurities from the skin. (That’s why Rhassoul clay used as a face wash or face mask is so effective!) " 1  A smart beauty blogger would have measured how much clay she used...but the Caribbean we accustomed to eyeballing things right? Right. The desired outcome is a paste so use enough to achieve that. I added two activated charcoal capsules but I think one would have been sufficien

Would I Repurchase? Lancome Grandiose Mascara

After I fell in love with Hypnose Drama I tell myself Lancome mascaras like dem is de 🔌 So when this Grandiose was released with much hype I was excited. Lancome says: " The 1st swan-neck™ mascara is bent to work with the shape of your face for unprecedented access to all lashes. Corner-to-corner, root-to-tip giving the ultimate in length, lift and volume. Only mascara focused on 3 aspects: Wand + Brush + Formula (most only address brush and formula). Patented swan-neck ™ wand allows you to reach every lash from corner to corner, working with the contours of the face and eye Elastomer molded brush in monoi flower shape allows for maximum and even deposit of the formula, even the smallest lashes are coated. Formula is ultra black glossy, quick drying and is the only formula with rose-cell extract so lashes remain soft and supple. Formula contains less waxes for intense color with no smudging or flaking through the day. " It took a while for this to reach our shores but

Save or Splurge | Exfoliators

If you want to catch up on this series read the first post here . I hope my preamble is never too boring for you to get through; I just like to provide context. It's important that you know why I'm thinking what I'm thinking. So, I had to separate cleansers from exfoliators cause these have to be viewed under a different set of parameters. Initially, I thought I would even further separate physical exfoliators from chemical ones but the more I look at my stash I realise that isn't an accurate reflection of the products I've tried. Recently I saw this hilarious post from Lotus Touch Beauty : #factsonly 😀 So save or splurge? Splurge (within reason). This one really comes down to knowing your ingredients. Especially if you have sensitive skin. All of my favourite exfoliators feature a physical component - some agitator that activates when you rub the product on your face - and acids and/or enzymes that "eat away" at the top layer of the skin.