Sunless Tanner Application Tips

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Self Tanner Application Tips:
1) Exfoliate- preferably an oil-free exfoliant as scrubs leave behind residue that prevents self-tanners from getting into the layer of skin that needs to reach it. This causes streaks.
2) Bronze at least 15 minutes before bed. This allows body heat for product development. Don’t shower, swim laps, or break a sweat for at least 8 hours.
3) Apply light moisturizers on hands, feet, elbows, knees. Dry areas that tend to grab more color before applying sunless tanners.
4) Blend dime-sized dollop well with sponge in circular motion. Careful not to go beyond wrists or ankles.
5) Blot armpits, cleavage, inside of elbows, behind knees, between thighs with talc-free baby powder. This keeps skin dry and prevent any creases from forming.
6) Wear gloves and definitely wash hands after.
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NeoCell Biotin Bursts

PhotoGrid_1498516532230PhotoGrid_1498517857540If you’re needing some help to grow stronger, more beautiful hair, skin, and nails. ¬†You might need a biotin supplement. ¬†NeoCell has developed a great, easy, and delicious way to get your biotin supplement in Biotin Bursts.

Biotin is also known as B-7 and is one of the soluble B complex vitamins.  Biotin is important for healthy eyes, hair, skin, nails, liver, and nervous system.   Biotin can be found in egg yolks, organ meats (liver, kidneys), nuts (almonds, peanuts, pecans, walnuts), nut butters, soybean and legumes, whole grains, cereals, cauliflowers, mushrooms.  Food processing such as cooking can make the biotin ineffective though.  In order to get the benefits of the active biotin, the raw or less-processing the foods undergo the better.  The R.D.A. Recommended Daily Allowance is 30-100 mcg (micrograms) of Biotin for adolescents and adults.

 

These gourmet biotin soft chews contain 10,000 mcg of Biotin per chew, and are “berry-licious” made with Brazilian A√ßai berry. ¬†They taste great, just a slight sour note. ¬†It is just the right texture, not too sticky. ¬†Convenient individually wrapped chews that make them easily and enjoyable to take your supplement. ¬†You definitely won’t forget to take your supplement because they are like treats or candy. ¬†Some people might even be tempted to take more than 1 daily. ¬†It comes in a resealable foil package to maintain the freshness and integrity of the individually wrapped chews.

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Using this product for a month, I found my hair to be much thicker than before. ¬†I have pretty healthy shiny hair already, so there wasn’t much difference but I did find that running my fingers through my hair or brushing it, it seemed I had more hair in the back. ¬†My hair did grow faster than normal as well. ¬†I also felt a difference on my skin. ¬†I suffer from keratosis pilaris (slight red bumps on skin) and I found that the prevalence of the bumps diminished as well. ¬†During, the summer time, my skin is exposed more and it is important to have smooth vibrant skin. ¬†My nails also grew healthier. ¬†They are smoother, shinier, not as dull, and not as much ridges as before, and they also grew faster.

 

Thank you so much to NeoCell for providing me a free sample to review.  Opinions are completely my own, honest and unbiased.  NeoCell also carries many different beauty supplements from Collagen Ceramides to Move for joint Health.

Jeju Natural Green Tea Mask and Volcanic Mask

A good sized mask, it has flaps so that you can fold the mask to fit your face if it is too big.  Too often, my biggest issue is the fit of sheet masks.  Bigger is better, we can just fold the over flaps.  The eye holes can be folded on the sides of the masks.  The nose flap could be bigger to fit/cover bigger noses.  These masks tend to fit smaller noses.  There is plenty of product essence to feel the effects, and stays on the face, it is not too wet.

Aqua Jeju Natural Green Tea 

This mask is to provide deep moisture & pure skin. ¬†There’s a mild green tea fragrance that dissipates quickly. ¬†This mask provided a cool, tingly sensation upon the first 5 minutes of wearing the mask. ¬†After 20 minutes I removed the mask and massage my face with the remaining mask essence. ¬†My face felt hydrated, I didn’t feel that I needed moisturizer. ¬†My skin felt soft, plump, and supple. ¬†It helped to hydrate my cheeks, as I was suffering from dry cheeks.

Volcanic Pore Care & Sebum Control Mask

This had a subtle floral, hint of rose fragrance that dissipates quickly.  Wearing the mask also provided a cool, tingly sensation.  After 20 minutes, I removed the mask,and massage the remaining essence to leave my face feeling slightly tacky, but felt moisturized, and hydrated.  Just not as much as the Green Tea Mask.  There was some mild redness, pores seem to appear smaller, and my face felt taut.

I’m giving these masks a 3.5 stars out of 5. ¬†Just because there was sizing issue with the nose flaps, and I didn’t feel as much of a profound result on the Volcanic mask.

These sheet masks were provided complimentary by Skin18.com as part of the Skin18challenge Level 2 Bloggers pack.

Lica Cole Organic “The Good Vibe” Review

Thank you so much to Lica Cole Organic for giving me an opportunity to sample for free their “Good Vibe” line.

Their products are made with their proprietary “Green Secret” formula, Matcha green tea powder, fragrant, rare essential oils and extracts. ¬†Focusing on balancing the 7 chakras and the Ayurvedic practice with aromatherapy creating a spa like experience in the comfort of your home. ¬†You can read more about all the amazing benefits of their ingredients on their website¬†here.

I am delighted to share with you my spa like experience at home sampling their Organic Cleansing smoothie, the Organic Polishing Paste, and the Organic Whipped Butter.

Organic Cleansing Smoothie (Lemongrass & Sage) This is a “liquid-y” cleanser, it rinses off quickly, and has a great refreshing aroma. ¬†The fragrance combination of lemongrass & sage is perfect to wake you up in the morning or when you need a pick-me-up. ¬†This was pretty good at removing make up as well. ¬†Your skin will feel hydrated and not stripped after rinsing. ¬†The Camu Camu and Chamomile Flower extract leaves the skin feeling hydrated, refreshed, and clear.

Organic Polishing Paste (Bergamot & Lemon) This has an absolutely fresh lemon peel fragrance.  Using circular motions to apply the paste, I left the polishing paste on my face for 15-20 minutes, which is unnecessary but because I wanted to languish in the aroma of bergamot and lemon, I left it on my face.  The granules provided an excellent exfoliant.  The key ingredients in this polishing paste are Lica Cole Green Secret Formula, Moringa Leaf Extract, Himalayan Pink Salt, and Periwinkle Leaf Extract which helped balanced my skin and hormonal acne breakouts along my chin area.  I love that Lica Cole believes no matter where we are in the world, we are effected by the deforestation and damage done in the Amazon.  Lica Cole strives to be part of the solution and proceeds from every purchase of this Organic Polishing Paste helps protect and preserve the Amazon ecosystem.

Organic Whipped Butter (Geranium & Bergamot)  In my opinion, this was the best out of the 3 that I sampled.  It is a luxurious whipped heaven.  The fragrance is fresh and citrus-y and I do enjoy the neroli and orange blossom fragrance, so this was perfect for me.  I imagine being transported, basking in a field and inhaling the aroma of citrus-y blossoms.  After only 1 use of this whipped butter, the dryness I was suffering from along my cheeks and jaw area really helped moisturize it.  Some of the other great ingredients in this wonderful concoction are Babassu Oil, Shea Butter and Amla Fruit extract.

Using these three products in the Good Vibe line really helped my oily/combination skin get balanced.  There are so many wonderful aspects of these products, including the versatility that they can be used for both face and body.  These products are USDA Organic, Cruelty Free, Vegan, Eco-Friendly, and are Made in California.

I would like to thank Lica Cole for the pleasure of sampling this line of high quality Organic Skin Care.  This is not a sponsored post, they just extended an invitation to gift me complimentary products.  This review is my honest opinion to share with you products that I have tried.  I give this line of Organic Skin Care five out of five stars.

You can purchase and read more about their philosophy, company, ingredients and products by clicking this link at licacole.com.

Beauty Friends II Herb Essence Mask Sheet Pack Review from Skin18.com

PhotoGrid_1493759130708This has a mild herbal lavender fragrance that dissipates after a few minutes of applying the mask. ¬†The mask doesn’t really fit properly, it is too big in some areas, smaller in others. ¬†I think the nose is too small, one of the eye holes is bigger than the other with the smaller hole getting too close to my eyes, which then the mask liquid was leaking into my eyes. ¬†The edges do not properly adhere smoothly even after I’ve smoothed it out. ¬†After about five minutes, I feel the mask slipping off just slightly. ¬†I had to adjust it to keep from slipping. ¬†Overall though, the essence from the mask created a tingly, cooling sensation, and left my face feeling hydrated, plump and smooth.

This is a sponsored post as part of the Skin18 Challenge 1-10s Review Program