The Face cream that I am super addicted to!!

Natural products, Skin care, sleep

Embryolisse Lait-creme consentre, I got it as a sample in my birch box subscription. I love this face cream! I’m Obsessed, truly!! I do not declare many things the ultimate unless I have truly tried a bunch of similar products and this particular one is clearly better! I used up the sample so fast, I had to have more asap. I think it’s like how drug dealers give you a sample for free, knowing you will be addicted and willing to pay in the future. Kind of a great business model. I bought the full size right away,the crack of face creams! It’s french! It’s affordable! It’s vegan! It doesn’t clog pores! It doesn’t smell bad and isn’t greasy!! There is no downside!

So, if you have read some of my previous posts, you know I don’t sleep enough, sometimes staying awake for almost 72 hours at a time!! Lack of sleep can make your skin dry and dull! The under eye circles are so bad I contemplate skipping concealer and just gluing glitter under my eyes! I know I am not fooling anyone. I put this moisturizer on and my skin looks healthy and is super moisturized!! I put a little over my eye cream in the event that I was crying and my eyes are puffy and red from wiping away the tears. I hate crying! Very few people have ever seen me cry, but when I do, I ugly cry so hard I usually throw up! ( probably because I push those emotions way down for as long as possible, so when they come out, they come out in a huge dramatic way) I know, not healthy….anyways…

I personally like to use it at night because I prefer a face cream with sunscreen for day. That is just personal preference though. It’s super duper moisturizing and if you have ever over exfoliated and your skin is a little raw, this will fix that overnight!! Beard burn from kissing some guy with a beard? This will fix that! I have been using a dermaroller ( more on that in a future post) and it works by causing trauma to the skin, so it produces more collegen which makes you look better. Supposedly. I put this on right after and in the morning, all the redness and slight pain is gone!!

I have used it during the day, when I really look bad, and makeup goes on beautifully over this. Just put it on, wait a few minutes and apply your makeup as usual. I would guess that the only people who would not like this are people with oily skin. I tend to be dry, so I’m not sure if an oilier skin type might get greasier…

You can get it on Birchbox.com or at Dermstore.com and it is under $30.00.

Share your favorite face cream with me!!

Kristin

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Gonna Make You Sweat!!!Natural Deodorant

Natural products

I like natural products, but only if they work. I’m all about natural cleaning and beauty products, so when I received a free sample of natural deodorant I figured I would give it a try. I am quite the sweaty betty! During my workouts, I drip with sweat. When I get nervous, my hands and feet sweat a ton. When I am sick or have a nightmare, I wake up drenched in my own sweat. I know, sexy right? When I use regular deodorant, my pits do not sweat, no pit stains, no smell, no re-applying. My pits stay dry and stink free all day.

So I decided to try this sample of natural deodorant. It comes in a round tin and you have to scoop it out, warm it in your hands and smear it on your armpits. ( Way too high maintenance for everyday, I like to swipe and move on) It’s thick and maybe I used too much, but it feels wet and sticky for about the first 10 minutes. At this point I am already annoyed, but I figure it’s just a new way of doing something.Keep an open mind I say to myself. It smells very lemony and I really want to give it a fair try.

To be fair, I live in a place that is warm year round. 80 degrees most days all winter! So it has been about two hours since I applied this natural deodorant. I was cleaning my house a little, I washed my floors and dusted and vacuumed. Normally, this does not make me break a sweat. I have PIT STAINS!!! My shirt has obvious wet stains on it!! ICK! I don’t smell, but who cares! Anyone who sees me will automatically assume I smell!

So I now have to wash my armpits change my shirt and apply my regular deodorant. All I did was clean my house! I didn’t just run a marathon. I do not recommend natural deodorant for anyone who isn’t a perfect robot with no sweat glands or moves around ever!

I think the whole reason for natural deodorant is because people are afraid of aluminum. It causes cancer or something? You can call me vain, but I will use my cancer causing, pit stain preventing deodorant til someone takes it from cold dead hand. I mean really, the trade off is so not worth it!!

Do you use natural deodorant that works? Did I just try a bad one?

Kristin

The product that made a huge difference in my skin!

Skin care

I have been using Organic Himalayan Sea Buck-thorn Berry Oil for about 2 months now. I either add a drop to bottled water or add it to smoothies.  I always have chapped lips and dry skin in the winter, I drink tons of water, I moisturize and moisturize, use chapstick like i’m getting paid to, and usually by the end of the day, I’m chapped and dry. I am the palest person ever and when I have dry skin I look kinda of corpse-like. Not cute! Not cute at all!! I want to have some color to my face so I don’t look like I’m sick all the time.

Once I started using this, no more chapped lips and my skin doesn’t feel dry. I actually think this is the best my skin has ever looked. ( I still moisturize and use chapstick) I’m much more comfortable going out without makeup on. I even think It has speeded up my metabolism! It does not say anywhere that it does anything for weight loss, but  I find that I am less hungry and have been losing weight.

I was buying vitamins on Vitacost.com and I saw this. It wasn’t very expensive and lasts a long time if you just use 1 drop a day.  It says you can use it topically, but I have not tried that yet. You could also just drop it into your mouth, it doesn’t taste bad, kind of berry like.

I’m a believer!!  Check it out for yourself!!

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