LUSHious Skin

I am a lover of LUSH bath bombs, but I wanted to explore more of their products. I recently tested some LUSH skin products with my cousin, and I wanted to share my experience with you all.

Gentlemen: this is a GREAT Mother’s Day gift idea! What wouldn’t want an in-home spa any time she wants?

We tried Ocean Salt face and body scrub, Mask of Magnaminty face and body mask, Cup O’ Coffee face and body mask, and Vanishing Cream facial moisturizer.

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LUSH instructions for masks: Smooth mask all over your skin. Leave on for 15 minutes then rinse off with warm water, massaging as you go.

Below you will find links for the products through LUSH’s website, but I also provided links to purchase these products through Amazon as another option.

My cousin really needed something to clear up blemishes, and I wanted something to get rid of my new “tired mom” look. So we tested these products as a team since we had different goals for our skin.

My favorite, by far, was the Cup O’ Coffee mask.

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It smells like iced coffee and feels so refreshing once applied on my face. But the best part is washing it off. My skin felt softer than ever and so clean. I am not sure if I looked less tired, but I definitely felt more awake after my mask treatment. I highly recommend using this mask when you want to feel refreshed and recharged.

Purchase Cup O’ Coffee mask through Amazon HERE

With my cousin, she experimented with the Mask of Magnaminty mask and Vanishing Cream moisturizer combo.

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She felt the mask helped minimize her pores and reduced blemishes. It is a green cream and has a fresh minty scent. Once she washed her face, she applied the vanishing cream to ensure those blemishes don’t come back for a while. She was very pleased with the experience and liked the results.

Purchase Mask of Magnaminty through Amazon HERE

Purchase Vanishing Cream moisturizer through Amazon HERE

For the Ocean Salt scrub, it is one of their most popular products. Unfortunately, I am not a big fan. The infused vodka is definitely noticeable. The vodka scent really drew me away from using it. However, my cousin enjoyed using it as a body scrub. She loved the fresh feeling it left her with after her shower.

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Purchase Ocean Salt scrub through Amazon HERE

I would love to hear from you on your favorite scrubs or masks. I’m always willing to try something new!

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No Stretch Marks Please!

With this belly of mine growing every day, I want to make sure that other unwanted things aren’t growing too – like stretch marks. Earlier during my pregnancy, my cousin recommended the Motherlove Belly Oil and Motherlove Belly Salve to me. I absolutely love using these products every day.

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The Motherlove Belly Salve I only use at night because it does get a little sticky. But the Motherlove Belly Oil I use when I wake up and before I go to bed. So far, my skin is softer than ever and stretch mark free.

The Motherlove Belly Oil and the Motherlove Belly Salve would also make a great gift for any friends or family members that are expecting too!

Beautiful Lashes

Lately, friends and strangers are asking me what brand of mascara I wear. Since it is a frequent question I am currently receiving, I wanted to share it with you too!

Mascara is definitely my most-used item in my makeup drawer. I like to wear mascara every day, even if I just have sunscreen on my face. I feel like mascara makes me look more awake, and it just makes me feel good. If it makes you feel good, then why not?

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Right now, my favorite mascara is Benefit. I love the They’re Real and Roller Lash in black. I find the They’re Real mascara makes my eyelashes look thicker, while the Roller Lash mascara makes my eyelashes look longer. One layer of each, and I get the perfect combination. But if I had to choose just one, it would definitely be the Roller Lash mascara right now.

I hope this tip helps you make you feel like the best you, and have the best lashes too!

No More Mosquito Bites

With the Zika Virus in Texas, and me being pregnant, I am very cautious this summer. To make sure I successfully repel those pesky mosquitos, I use Skin So Soft sunscreen and bug spray. It was recommended to me by my OB/GYN, and it is safe on the skin. It also has a nice scent that does not bother this pregnant nose of mine either.

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The best thing about this sunscreen is that it also has bug guard in it. So one application blocks the sun and the bugs!

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I hope this helps you when protecting you and your love ones this summer. Now go enjoy outside!

Take Care of Your Skin!

 

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With the hot summer sun approaching, and already here in Texas, it is even more important to take care of your skin.

Growing up, I was always in sun and I still am today. But when I was younger, I really took advantage of my healthy skin. I never wore sunscreen and my skin care regimen was minimal. I washed my face in the morning, after athletics, and before bed.

As I got older, I realized how important it really is to take care of your skin. Being a late follower to protecting my skin, I have some great products I would love to share with you:

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#1: Neutrogena Moisturizing Sunscreen . It goes with me everywhere. If I am not wearing makeup, this sunscreen instantly hits my face after it’s washed. Don’t forget to put sunscreen all over your body too! I always make sure to put sunscreen on my arms before I leave the house too.

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#2 I use Cetaphil Daily Facial Cleanser every time I wash my face. I starting using Cetaphil when I was a teenager, and I haven’t found anything that works better for my skin at this time. I do suggest taking off your eye makeup before using this soap, as Cetaphil will not get it all off.

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#3  To take off eye makeup, I actually use Johnson and Johnson’s Baby Oil  . I put a dab on a cotton ball, and wipe away. Baby oil is also known for making your under eye more youthful too!

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#4 Before bed, I love to use Benefit’s Total Moisture Facial Cream. It smells wonderful and feels great on my skin. If you are an Ulta shopper, you can actually get this moisturizer for free here: Ulta Benefit Moisturizer

I hope you take care of your skin. Be the best-looking you!