Friday, March 27, 2015

How I reduced My Dark Spots with Radha Beauty Vitamin C Serum

I have fallen in love with vitamin C serums.  When I shared my love with my mom, she asked me why she had to add yet another product to her beauty routine.  And when I told her that Vitamin C reduces wrinkles and evens out the skin, she didn't believe me.  But after using the serum for a few months, she completely changed her mind.  Her sun spots disappeared and her skin felt softer and smoother.  For me, I have cystic acne, so I have a lot of dark spots around my face.  And vitamin C really helps reduce the appearance of these dark spots within a few weeks.

My mom and I apply vitamin c serums twice a day, once in the morning and once at night.  We apply our serum after we have cleansed our face and applied toner.  After we pat the serum in to our face, we apply our moisturizer.  And we're done!  Just adding this one step has really changed the tone and texture of our skin!

My mom and I love Vitamin C serums.  When we try new vitamin c serums we look at the percentage of vitamin c, the texture, the smell, the effects of the serum, and packaging.  Radha Beauty's vitamin C serum passed our test with flying colors!  Their vitamin C serum had 20% vitamin c, which is very hard to find in stores because most serums only have about 5% to 10% vitamin c and that just isn't enough!  The texture of Radha's vitamin c serum is gel like and goes over the skin really smooth almost like Smashbox's photo finish primer.  Because of its gel like consistency, your skin doesn't feel tight when it dries or feel sticky right after you apply the serum.  The serum absorbs quickly in to your skin, so you never feel oily.

Radha Beauty's Vitamin C serum is unscented, which is the way I like my products.  Fragrances tend to break me out and irritate sensitive skin.  This serum is also moisturizing because it has hyaluronic acid, which hydrates your skin and keeps it moisturized through out the day.  Unlike many serums which have the dropper, Radha Beauty's vitamin c serum has a pump bottle which makes application so much easier and wastes less product.  I don't know about you but I always squeeze too much with a dropper.  But with a pump, I always get the perfect amount.  I found that one pump of this vitamin c serum is enough to cover my entire face!

Want to try this serum for yourself? Click HERE!

**I received this product free for reviewing purposes.  
All opinions expressed are my honest opinion.**

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Beauty Product Review: NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer

Just in case lack of sleep and a never-ending pile of homework stress me out, but my face also decides to grow a giant zit!  Just perfect.  The icing on the cake during exam week.  I have used so many drugstore concealers to hide these monsters on my face, but it always look dry and cakey.  Which emphasizes the huge thing on my face even more.  The opposite effect of what I was going for.

It wasn't until I saw Zoella recommend NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer that I decided to give it a try.  And I have been in love with it ever since.

So, here's the zit I got during exam week. It's super red and inflamed.  Great.  Even harder to conceal.

After applying NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer...

 The concealer doesn't look caked up or dry.  And takes away the redness of the zit, making it less inflamed.  I know putting makeup on zits is bad, but I really wanted to take this concealer for a test.  And it worked wonders.  Thank you, NARS for making such a great product!

Want to try this out for yourself?  You can find NARS in Sephora!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

How to Clean Out Your Pores featuring PURE Dead Sea Mud Mask

Mud masks clean out pores, draws out impurities, and leaves your face radiant and glowing.  Since mud masks clean your pores, they also help increase the effectiveness of your toner, serum, moisturizer, and any other skincare products you use.  Are you intrigued yet?  I discovered mud masks about three years ago.  At first, I was put off my the smell and texture and the idea of putting MUD on my face.  And the tingling/ burning sensation, you feel when you apply mud masks didn't help either.  But when I went to wash my face, I discovered how smooth and clean my face felt and I have been hooked ever since.

I use mud masks as a part of my weekly routine.  And my pores have thanked me for it because I don't have white heads any more and my black heads are significantly reduced.  I also break out less now.  I still break out during exam week, but who doesn't?  Stress=Zit, there is no way to prevent it.  The zit showing up on my face just tells me and everyone in the world, I'm stressed.

For midterms this year, I used the PURE dead sea mud mask.  The mask helped reduce the redness of my zits and make them heal faster.  When I first opened the mud mask, I could smell the natural ingredients.  But many mud masks have a certain smell, depending on their ingredients.  This mud mask was super think and had an almost gelatin like consistency.  But the product warms up on your fingertips almost immediately, so it's really easy to spread around.  This mud mask has a tingling sensation when you put it on like many mud masks.  I think of the tingling sensation as the mask going in to your pores and cleaning them out.  I apply a generous layer on to my face and wait ten minutes for the mask to dry.  Trust me, you'll know when it's dry because you can't move your face.

Then, you rinse off the mask with warm water and your face feels like it's breathing.  I apply my toner, serum, and moisturizer and everything seems to absorb quickly in to my skin.  After you use a mud mask, remember to use a good moisturizer cause your skin just went through a deep cleanse and needs to be nourished!

I know its bad to touch your face, but I seriously can't help it.  My skin feels so soft!

Try this out for yourself!  Click HERE!

**I received this product free for reviewing purposes.
All opinions expressed are my honest opinion.**