Handmade Soy Candles!

Hi everyone! So my boyfriend has launched his Etsy site to start selling candles! As of right now, we have Vanilla and Peach as our scents! We will be launching Plumeria soon too! They smell fantastic and last up to 50 hours of burning! These candles will smell up a room even when not lit! They are all hand poured into adorable mason jars and they only cost $10! Click on the link to pick one up! You will love them!

https://www.etsy.com/shop/CandlesByMoose

A VERY USEFUL ARTICLE!

sephora:


	It’s basically a rule of life that everyone takes issue with his or her own skin. Maybe you never parted ways with your teenage acne, or perhaps your T-zone glistens like an oil slick. It could be your blackheads refuse to pause their 24/7 game of peekaboo. Whatever your concern, it’s nothing a face peel can’t fix. Resident Sephora experts Kim Holt, Director of Merchandising—Skincare, and Electra Kinney, Associate Merchant—Skincare, peel back the differences on some select products. BECKY PEDERSON

	FOR FIRST-TIMERS
	If you’re new to the game, you want a beginner peel gentle enough to use daily. “They generally use plant enzymes or lower concentrations of acids,” says Holt. “As your skin builds up tolerance, you can step up to a higher strength of acid.”

	First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Pads: This is a good place to start—all you do is swipe a single, pre-soaked pad across your face and you’re done. The inclusion of cucumber makes it gentle enough for those with sensitive skin.

	AmorePacific Treatment Enzyme Peel: This looks a bit like a foaming cleanser…but it’s not! It uses papaya enzymes to dissolve dead skin cells, similar to a traditional peel.

	Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Alpha Beta Peel Original Formula: This two-step system helps visually reduce your pore size and even your skin tone. Apply the two medicated pads in a similar fashion to the First Aid Beauty pad above. Easy-peasy.

	FOR REGULAR USERS
	How do you know if you’re ready to graduate from beginner to regular peels? Kinney says, “It depends on how sensitive your skin is.” Holt concurs, “It’s a personal call. As you get more comfortable with the application and the tingle—most products give a little tingle to let you know they’re working—you can step it up.”

	Philosophy Resurface: This exfoliates, but it also delivers vitamin C and peptides that brighten and come packed with antiaging benefits. For this two-step process, you first do a light scrub and then apply the peel, so you’ve got both a physical and a chemical exfoliation working for you.

	Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Alpha Beta Peel Extra Strength Formula: It uses the same two-step pad routine as the original, but it has a higher concentration of alpha beta acids for boosted results. Expert tip: Holt says that while you only need to peel one or two times a week, the Dr. Gross pads can be used daily.

	FOR PRO-PEELERS
	For the seasoned self-facialists of the bunch, below are some of the most intense peels you can get without visiting your dermatologist. If you doubt your skin will ever be ready for these, Kinney says, “Don’t be afraid! Many clients believe—incorrectly—that a peel leaves you with dry, flaking skin that requires hibernation for days. It’s not true! Even our pro-peels don’t need downtime and leave skin glowing, not red.”

	Ole Henriksen Power Peel: Ole Henriksen is famous for his commitment to deliver a red carpet glow. Indeed, this peel comes as a three-piece set designed to feel like you’re pampering yourself at a Hollywood salon.

	Murad Intensive-C Radiance Peel: This uses vitamin C as a primary ingredient and works to fade the look of dark spots, smooth rough skin, and hydrate in one simple step.

	Peter Thomas Roth 40% Triple Acid Peel: A powerful acid trifecta of AHA, BHA, and TCA that addresses signs of aging, this one-step system comes in travel-friendly ampules. (Hey, you never know when you’ll want to peel on the go!)

	SHOP PEELS AT SEPHORA ▸

              Philosophy / Resurface$70.00
              First Aid Beauty / Facial Radiance Pads$30.00
              AmorePacific / Treatment Enzyme Peel$60.00
              Ole Henriksen / Power Peel™ Professional Spa Grade Kit$45.00
              Murad / Intensive-C® Radiance Peel$49.50
              Peter Thomas Roth / 40% Triple Acid Peel$88.00
              Dr. Dennis Gross / Alpha Beta® Peel Original Formula$86.00
              Dr. Dennis Gross / Alpha Beta® Peel Extra Strength Formula$86.00 A VERY USEFUL ARTICLE!

sephora:

It’s basically a rule of life that everyone takes issue with his or her own skin. Maybe you never parted ways with your teenage acne, or perhaps your T-zone glistens like an oil slick. It could be your blackheads refuse to pause their 24/7 game of peekaboo. Whatever your concern, it’s nothing a face peel can’t fix. Resident Sephora experts Kim Holt, Director of Merchandising—Skincare, and Electra Kinney, Associate Merchant—Skincare, peel back the differences on some select products. BECKY PEDERSON

FOR FIRST-TIMERS
If you’re new to the game, you want a beginner peel gentle enough to use daily. “They generally use plant enzymes or lower concentrations of acids,” says Holt. “As your skin builds up tolerance, you can step up to a higher strength of acid.”

First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Pads: This is a good place to start—all you do is swipe a single, pre-soaked pad across your face and you’re done. The inclusion of cucumber makes it gentle enough for those with sensitive skin.

AmorePacific Treatment Enzyme Peel: This looks a bit like a foaming cleanser…but it’s not! It uses papaya enzymes to dissolve dead skin cells, similar to a traditional peel.

Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Alpha Beta Peel Original Formula: This two-step system helps visually reduce your pore size and even your skin tone. Apply the two medicated pads in a similar fashion to the First Aid Beauty pad above. Easy-peasy.

FOR REGULAR USERS
How do you know if you’re ready to graduate from beginner to regular peels? Kinney says, “It depends on how sensitive your skin is.” Holt concurs, “It’s a personal call. As you get more comfortable with the application and the tingle—most products give a little tingle to let you know they’re working—you can step it up.”

Philosophy Resurface: This exfoliates, but it also delivers vitamin C and peptides that brighten and come packed with antiaging benefits. For this two-step process, you first do a light scrub and then apply the peel, so you’ve got both a physical and a chemical exfoliation working for you.

Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Alpha Beta Peel Extra Strength Formula: It uses the same two-step pad routine as the original, but it has a higher concentration of alpha beta acids for boosted results. Expert tip: Holt says that while you only need to peel one or two times a week, the Dr. Gross pads can be used daily.

FOR PRO-PEELERS
For the seasoned self-facialists of the bunch, below are some of the most intense peels you can get without visiting your dermatologist. If you doubt your skin will ever be ready for these, Kinney says, “Don’t be afraid! Many clients believe—incorrectly—that a peel leaves you with dry, flaking skin that requires hibernation for days. It’s not true! Even our pro-peels don’t need downtime and leave skin glowing, not red.”

Ole Henriksen Power Peel: Ole Henriksen is famous for his commitment to deliver a red carpet glow. Indeed, this peel comes as a three-piece set designed to feel like you’re pampering yourself at a Hollywood salon.

Murad Intensive-C Radiance Peel: This uses vitamin C as a primary ingredient and works to fade the look of dark spots, smooth rough skin, and hydrate in one simple step.

Peter Thomas Roth 40% Triple Acid Peel: A powerful acid trifecta of AHA, BHA, and TCA that addresses signs of aging, this one-step system comes in travel-friendly ampules. (Hey, you never know when you’ll want to peel on the go!)

SHOP PEELS AT SEPHORA ▸

Philosophy / Resurface
$70.00

First Aid Beauty / Facial Radiance Pads
$30.00

AmorePacific / Treatment Enzyme Peel
$60.00

Ole Henriksen / Power Peel™ Professional Spa Grade Kit
$45.00

Murad / Intensive-C® Radiance Peel
$49.50

Peter Thomas Roth / 40% Triple Acid Peel
$88.00

Dr. Dennis Gross / Alpha Beta® Peel Original Formula
$86.00

Dr. Dennis Gross / Alpha Beta® Peel Extra Strength Formula
$86.00

MAC Procducts

I recently got my MAC Pro card in the mail and now I get a discount on their products! This benefits me a lot because I can easily get their products and try them without breaking the bank AND it helps me build up my arsenal for my makeup clients! On my last haul I bought:

Complete Comfort Creme- which is a moisturizer that hydrates the skin and provides relief from redness, irritation, and discomfort from dryness. It’s calming and soothing effects come from its plant and marine based formula. It helps to hydrate the skin while cooling and calming it to reduce redness and irritation and make it easier to apply primer and foundation. This super creamy formula helps skin stay hydrated for all day flawless makeup wear.

Studio Sculpt SPF 15 Foundation- a creamy and hydrating foundation that helps to brighten and revitalize dull, dry skin. It’s a gel based product so it gives a great feel and easy to build coverage for any look you wish to accomplish. Has awesome blendability and is easy to apply with a clean brush, sponge, or fingers. Uses Titanium Dioxide/Zinc Oxide to prevent UV rays from harming the skin. Good for all skin types but works especially well on Dry and Mature skin types.

Prep + Prime: Natural Radiance- Comes in two colors, yellow and pink. Yellow is better for deeper skin tones, and pink for fairer skin tones. This silky formula uses Vitamins E and C to protect using antioxidants, also uses caffeine to calm the skin and give the most smooth and flawless foundation or powder application. Gives a beautiful and healthy glow for radiant skin!

I also picked up two blushes in Gingerly (their selling point being that it is Kim Kardashian’s favorite blush), and Warm Soul. Both are similar colors, but one is matte and the other is shimmery. On my next haul I will be picking up some lipstick and eye shadows! If you have any colors to suggest please let me know!

drugstoreprincess:

Look, someone made one big long picture out of my individual brush pictures!  Too bad you can’t read what these say.  Full Post (also slightly unreadable on my theme oops)

Love this post! Helpful brush uses and simple how to use them!

drugstoreprincess:

Look, someone made one big long picture out of my individual brush pictures!  Too bad you can’t read what these say.  Full Post (also slightly unreadable on my theme oops)

Love this post! Helpful brush uses and simple how to use them!

Anonymous asked: Hi so I have extremely extremely dry and sensitive skin and my face is cracking everywhere leaving lines all over my forehead (I am not absorbing/making fats due to a series of health problems) but it is so red and irritated and really really uncomfortable, I've tried every "extremely dry skin" remedy and moisturizer that I could find but nothing stays and works. Any ideas? I'm desperate here. THANK YOU SO MUCH

Wow, that sounds super painful and first of all I am so sorry that you are dealing with this! But I have some ideas to try if you are interested of course! Have you tried oils, Vaseline, rich and heavy creams, or cocoa/Shea butters? If so and they haven’t worked, try making a homemade moisturizer! You can mix natural ingredients like coconut oil and almond oil together to make a very hydrating moisturizer or lotion! The natural ingredients that I can recommend for dry skin are olive oil, coconut oil, almond oil, organic natural whole milk, honey, aloe, avocado, oatmeal, shea butter, cocoa butter, yogurt, and jojoba oil! You can try to buy products that include these specific ingredients, or you can try to find out which of these ingredients helps you the most and make your own moisturizer with them! It might take some trial and error, but eventually you should find some relief! Especially if you have health concerns or conditions, drink lots and lots of water and stay hydrated to help your skin woes as well! Heat also effects skin and can make it more dry as well as cold weather so make sure to apply products before exposing yourself to any specific temperatures. If you have any other questions or want to talk a little more about what to use or what you have used so I can get some more info to help you, more please feel free to email me at MirandaCastillo.Esthetician@yahoo.com

Side Project

My boyfriend has been helping me and we will be attempting to make some natural and health beneficial candles, if we succeed, what types of scents would you like to see? And what types of aromatherapy kinds of candles would you guys benefit from? Please let me know! I appreciate input from my lovely followers!

Anonymous asked: Any tips on hair removal? Like which method is best, how to prevent ingrown hairs etc. And how to get rid of hair in odd places, like the back. Just all around hair removal stuff haha

Best hair removal method? Waxing. It lasts the longest and helps the hair grow back softer and finer each time instead of thicker and more coarse like shaving. Second to that would be threading. It has a similar after effect of waxing, and lasts about as long, but for some people it is a little more uncomfortable. Threading works best for facial hair, but waxing can be done anywhere on the body. Professional waxing can be expensive, but doing it at home for legs and other unwanted hair is pretty affordable and easy. Veet and Nair make ready to go strips, and they’re pretty great. Just make sure that when you pull the strip off, to pull it back in the opposite direction of the hair growth, and stay parallel to the skin, pulling up causes pain. After you pull the strip off, place a hand lightly placing pressure on the area of hair removal to soothe and calm it. Check your directions the on box too! Threading should not be done at home unless you are trained and good at it! I have learned it and still have not perfected it, it takes time and practice! There are cream hair removers from Veet and Nair as well, I am not a fan of them. They “dissolve” the hair and I don’t agree with how they accomplish that. Preventing ingrown hairs is as simple as using a good before and after product when removing the hair! Find a good product from the drug store or beauty supply near you! If you want something effective, I recommend Tendskin! I’m not sure where it retails anymore, the company recently changed it distributors, so google would be the best place to explore your options for it! I’m not very familiar with natural remedies to prevent ingrown hairs, only to heal them. Hopefully that helps! Let me know if you have any other questions or issues!

Askssss

Send me your skin care and makeup questions to my ask inbox! Or send me a request on what kind of tutorial video you would like to see! I never do those anymore so that would be fun!

Kandee Johnson is AWESOME!

So I have been a Kandee fan for a few years now, and she has always been so sweet and honest! Anytime I need to discover a new product or want to read reviews for products I rummage through her blog or YouTube to find out what she thinks! Her reviews always rock and her how to videos are always spot on! Tonight she was answering fans back on Instagram so I wrote to her and she responded with “you’re so awesome!!! I love you so much!!!!!!” She could care less about the fame, all she wants to do is help people and make the world a more beautiful and happy place! Please give her a look when looking for reviews and great tutorials for makeup and hair! She’s really talented! And she does costume and themed makeup too, check some of those out for fun Halloween or Costume Party makeup and costume ideas when you need them! Haha, okay, I’ll stop fangirling!

Anonymous asked: Hello! Have you tried any CC creams? Do they really make your skin better over time? If you have tried them, what are your favorites? I can't afford expensive ones (like over $15) Thank you!

L’oreal has a BB cream that I have tried based on an awesome review that I read, and it was great! It’s called the Studio Secrets Magic Skin Beautifier B.B. and it’s only $11 or so for a pretty decent sized tube! They really do work well, they give you the nice coverage you want upon application, and with continued use you will see results in a matter of weeks to months! (On average 8 weeks+) On your first use, it will help hydrate your skin, improve skin tone, reduce pore size, and hide imperfections. This one specifically will blend to better match your skin tone as well, so it will look natural! Some people find that BB creams don’t give enough coverage for them, so they also use them as a multitasking skin primer before they apply their foundation! I have done it and it works great! If you need a quick and easy on the go type of product, this is your quick fix. Not only will it go on easily and get the job done, but it will benefit you in the long haul as well! Pick it up at your local drugstore, Target, Walmart, or Ulta and give it a try! Please also let me know how you like it!

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