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Beauty.com Origins Gift with Purchase

 

 

I wanted to let you guys know that beauty.com is giving away a free bottle of origins active clear charcoal mask with the purchase of any origins purchase of $15.oo or more.  I love the fact they are offering this product for free,  because I think I paid about 20.0 for it a while back.  It really does last a long time and a small amount goes a long way. As you can see in the picture I still have a really good amount left. I try to use the product at least once a week or more.

I'm one those adults that suffer from sporadic bouts of acne, which I hate, but if you read my about page than you know my lifelong struggle with skin issues.

The origins Active Charcoal mask acts like a magnet to draw out deep-dwelling pore cloggers.

For instance like oil and dirt!

 

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It dissolves impurities and gives your skin a breath of fresh air, I love this stuff! The same day I get a zit or something else. I apply this stuff and the next day its gone.  You are supposed to apply it right after on a clean face, leave on for about five minutes or less until it dries than wipe off.

Its just that simple!

This is by far the best bentonite mixed charcoal mask I have used in the past 3 years, it is for sure one of my faves.

 

Some of the main ingredients include:

  • Water
  • Kaolin
  • bentonite clay
  • charcoal
  • gylcerin

 

Receive a FREE Origins Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask with any $15 Origins purchase!

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Over the past few weeks I have been trying and testing out a new Shea butter formula from a company called Le Beurre Shop. I love Shea butter, in fact it is the main thing that I use to moisturize my skin above regular lotion.

When Shea butter is mixed with essential oils, and aromatic fragrances it can really have a really cool, soothing effect on the body.

If you're not familiar with Shea butter, it is a derived from the Shea nut tree in Western Africa in which the nut itself. Is dried and grounded than boiled to down to extract the oily substance which than solidifies down to form a butter.

Shea butter is full of so many nutrients that are great for the skin. Such as, Vitamin A, E, F, Fatty Acids and minerals to protect, moisturize and even heal the skin. It can be used a body moisturizer for dry skin, a hair styler, a scalp soother and even used to heal wounds. Shea has also been known to help with arthritis and eczema.

However not all Shea butter formulations are the same. Some are more dry, some more smooth, others more creamy and rich.

So when, I received my Le Beurre Shop Shea butter in the mail. I was really excited. Shea butter has always done wonders for my skin when it comes to dryness, and sealing in the moisture.

 

 

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The shipment arrived really fast, within a couple of days!

It had really pretty packing, and all the Shea butters were firmly packed in nice glass containers with adorable little tops.

All of their Shea butters are made with:

1. Grape-seed Oil  – Which helps to tighten and tone the skin, by locking in the moisture.

2. Jojoba Oil – Helps to nourish and revitalize the skin without weighing the skin down with oils.

3. Essential Oils –  Which treat acne, wrinkles, , inflammations, protects the body from infection while at the same giving a calming relaxing effect.

4. Shea Butter – From Africa and full of nutrients.

5. Rice Powder –  Is used to treat  skin issues such as acne, helps to absorb oil giving skin a nice matte finish which is not oily.

6. Purified Water – Free of chemicals, and impurities.

 

I received 4 sample sizes, and one really full 2oz size.

The ones which I got were,

Beurre Shea Butter Cream {essential} Formula

Beurre Shea Butter Cream – Lemon Grass

Beurre Shea Butter Cream – Vanilla

Beurre Shea Butter Cream – White Amber

Beurre Shea Butter Cream – Golden sand

All the flavors or Scents are really wonderful, not to strong, not to light.

The Essential Shea Butter in the 2oz size is really light, soft and creamy to the touch. It melts really fast into the skin, and I have been using it everyday now for about three weeks right when I get out the shower. I love the smell that it a has a true Shea butter smell. If you do not know what shea butter smells like it has a natural earthy aroma to it.  I even used it on my lips as a natural lip balm and on my face every now than before I put on my makeup.

It was not oily at all.

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The Lemon Grass is really earthy, has a thicker feel to me, still smooth and rubs into the skin really quick also. Great smell! I love earthy scents.

The Golden sand which is my  favorite, its not in the picture because I used it all up and lost it one day. Be leaving it in my purse some where.  It has more of a grainy feel, still smooth but feels awesome on the skin. This Shea butter formula smells really heavenly and great on the skin.

Beurre Shea Butter Vanilla is really smooth to the touch, moisturizes really well. I just do not care for the scent of vanilla in Shea butter, or in candles that much either. But that's just my opinion. My husband's loves vanilla and complimented me when I did have it on my skin for the day.

So to each his own.

The last one is White Amber Shea formula. It smells sort of strong, but doable. I really loved this one too, because I'm just about out of it all. I have used this one mostly on my hands and feet the dryer parts of my body.

It worked really well on both my hands and feet!

So these are for sure a keeper!

All in all, I really like the Le Beurre Shea butter formulations, they seem to work really well on my skin. Rubbed on really well nice and smooth to touch without a heavy oily feeling. I can do without the vanilla scent however.  In the end the stuff is wonderful and highly recommend their Shea butter products.

Wanna know more about Le beurre visit here!

Beurre Essentiel – Shea Butter Body Cream – Lemongrass- 8ozGet it NowBeurre Baume – Shea Butter Lip Balm – .5ozGet It NowBeurre Essentiel – Shea Butter Body Cream – Vanilla – 8ozGet It Now

 


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Citrus fruits, like oranges, lemons, limes and grapefruit, offer a number of benefits. The alpha hydroxyl acids naturally exfoliate our skin and citrus has astringent, antiseptic and detoxifying effects on the skin. Additionally citrus scents can be relaxing and refreshing, leaving you feeling quite pampered. Here are three homemade spa treatments with citrus fruit that you can do at home.

Relaxing Citrus Spa Bath

Grab two oranges and two lemons, dim the lights and if you choose, light a few beeswax or soy candles – it’s time to pamper yourself. Slice the oranges and lemons into ¼ inch or smaller thick slices. Run a warm bath and drop the slices into it just before you settle in for a refreshing and cleansing soak.

Citrus Mask

Combine one medium-sized papaya, the juice from one lemon, and a teaspoon of honey in a blender on low speed until you have a smooth cream or paste. Transfer to a small container. Wash your face and dry it. Apply the mask, leave on for thirty minutes and rinse clean. The natural fruit acids will exfoliate your skin and leave your face feeling smooth and radiant.

Milk Cleanser and Lemon Toner

In a small bowl, combine one teaspoon of powdered milk and one teaspoon of water, then mix until you have a smooth paste. Apply to your face and neck. Apply the mixture to your face in small massaging circles. Rinse, dry and squeeze one small lemon into a clean container. Apply lemon juice to a cotton ball and apply to your clean skin. The lemon juice serves as the perfect toner to your clean, non-oily milk cleanser.

Citrus/Almond Scrub

Scrubs are a great way to exfoliate dead skin from your face, elbows, knees and other rough areas of your skin. The lemon juice and zest in this recipe adds a nice invigorating scent and helps exfoliate.

You’ll need:
* 3 almonds
* The zest from 1 lemon
* 1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
* 1 teaspoon honey

Directions
Grab a clean coffee grinder or food processor and ground up your three almonds. Zest a lemon and add that to the food processor or coffee grinder. Pour ground mixture into a small bowl and add lemon juice and honey. Mix until combined and you have a lemony, yet coarse cream. Apply the mixture to your clean and dry face, massaging in a circular motion to lift and remove dirt and dead skin. Rinse clean with warm water.

Citrus is often used to lighten hair during the summer by taking advantage of a chemical reaction with the sun that lightens the hair. It’s also used to exfoliate rough elbows and knees by simply halving a lemon and rubbing on the rough spots.
Citrus, in short, offers a number of beauty benefits naturally. It invigorates with its natural and appealing aroma and enhances any home beauty regimen.

Enjoy!




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Recently I did a video to show you how I make one of my favorite homemade Shea butter recipes. I use a variety of different types of Shea butters and can honestly say that I love the now solutions brand of Shea butter. It is a white Shea butter with a creamy light texture to it. It is easy to mix with other ingredients as you see fit and once on your hair it leaves a light airy feeling to your hair. Allowing your hair to breathe and not feel weighed down.

I am experimenting with other butters such a mango butters, and illpe butter for my hair, and will make another video once I am pleased with another homemade version that my hair and skin loves.

Yes, I use this mixture on my hair and skin.

Good Stuff!

Ingrediants Used:

Now Solutions Shea Butter Mixture

Coconut Oil: Spectrum brand or Nutiva ( the one I normally use)

Argon Oil: Indian Based Oil  (Great for strength and shine)

Jojoba Oil: Love, Love this Oil So light and a little goes a long way.

Avocado Oil: Unknown to Many but this oil is rich in vitamins A, D, E, its acts as a natural humectant,  and rich in proteins and amino acids.

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If you did get the chance to attend fro fashion week or was just on the bench about coming. Here is a great video showing exactly the greatness of it and what it accomplished.

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Fro fashion week is an event for all those  that want to go natural with their hair or have already went natural. To meet up, share stories and learn information about how to take care of our hair. And be the true beauty that is you:)