Hey hey, friends!
Ummmm can someone please share info on where July went?? I’m already getting anxiety thinking that summer’s almost over and I have to start school in the fall. (It still hasn’t sunk in that I graduated 2 months ago and am in fact not going back to school!) Anywho…while this month did fly by, I managed to try some new things and regain love for products I already had.
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Since graduating college, I have been working toward being more mindful and cultivating a more positive outlook on whatever I do. Transitioning into adulthood has been a little challenging for me, so I knew I needed some help in this area. Because so many people have raved over the You Are a Badass book, I bought it when I saw it at Target. Well, guys…I now know why everyone was fussing about this book. It’s seriously so awesome at helping you step back and realize your potential. Regardless if you’re going through a life transition or not, you need this book!
I have been using this derma e scrub for close to 2 years now, but this past month reminded me why I love it so much. I have been breaking out a lot, which leads to some rad hyper-pigmentation when the pimple goes away. When I was getting a facial last month, the lady told me that exfoliating more would help reduce the appearance of scarring/hyper-pigmentation. This is because the scrub gets all the dead skin off, allowing new skin to grow and breathe.
I love love love this scrub because the beads are so fine that I feel it’s actually scrubbing dead skin off.
None of that large micro bead crap.
And another awesome thing about this scrub? You only have to use less than a pea-sized amount! Seriously, a little goes a loooong way with this one–which makes this bottle last so long! Lastly, I can’t forget to mention the heavenly scent. It smells of lemon and citrus and I’m just a huge fan 🙂
Okay, I raved over this makeup brush head in a recent blog post, so I’ll spare you a little here. But seriously, this is a key part in my makeup routine and has cut so much time out of it! I know I said in the first review that it took longer than a minute to apply my foundation, but I’ve actually got it down to less than that! It’s been a game-changer in my morning routine! I just attach it to my Mia 2 and it works its magic 🙂
Related Post: Clarisonic Makeup Brush Review
Essential oils and oil diffusers
Essential oils have been on my mind since the beginning of the year, but have taken a more active role in my life this past month. I’m a huge fan of roller balls because I can easily throw them in my bag for whatever I need. They’re so convenient!
Artnaturals sent me their starter kit of oils along with some roller balls and their oil diffuser and I’m kinda obsessed with the diffuser. First, the amount of time it lasts is insane! I could leave it on for 6 hours if I wanted to. Also, I can hook up my phone via bluetooth and not gonna lie, the speakers are pretty good! I woulda never expected that #tbh.
Favorite oil to relax: Lavender
Favorite oil to diffuse on any occasion: Eucalyptus (I like to feel like I’m at a spa haha!)
Related Post: Easy Essential Oil Skincare Recipes
I was introduced to Kneipp when I went to visit my girl Erica (from Coming Up Roses…if you don’t know her you should!). First, I just love that everything the brand makes is all natural. Second, everything they sell smells bomb.com. Third this foot repair butter has made my feet feel like a baby’s bottom and I love it.
In the summer, my dry feet are very visible, so I need something that makes them look a little more alive. My feet don’t crack at all, but you can definitely see when they’re not at their best. After the shower, I rub this repair butter all over my feet and ankles and almost immediately I can feel how hydrated they are. But wait to walk around on tile until it dries, or you may just slip…That may or may not have happened to me! #oops
This month was such a whirlwind that I’m surprised I even had time to get attached to these 5 goodies! Hopefully August is a little more chill and I’m able to try some more goodies and report back! Any reqs on what I should try??
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