I have been having some serious acne problems. I’m really getting to my breaking point. I got a lot of drug store products, but a lot of them were way to harsh on my skin, and my skin ended up turning red and even peeled. So I decided to go to Sephora and try out the Glam Glow cleanser and mask.
It’s Sunday Sample Day, when I use all my samples!
Watch the video to see all the samples I’m going to use today.
The Rejuvamist Facial Steamer is a powerful little machine that produces a significant amount of steam. I purchased the steamer from Living Social for $80, but it sells on Lashem for $150. It is a lot to spend on something as unnecessary as a facial steamer, but I was very impressed by its professional quality and the amount of steam it produces. Although completely unnecessary and it takes up a lot of space, I am glad I purchased this item.
At Club Clio, I purchased Goodal’s moisture barrier cream fresh moisturizer, 8 Goodal sheet masks. I also received a cute terry cloth headband with a bow on it and a Peripera lip stain, both free with purchase of over $50.
The moisture barrier cream fresh moisturizer from Goodal is a great lightweight summer moisturizer. No, it doesn’t have any SPF so make sure you apply some after you moisturize if you’re going out in the sun! But I don’t always want a heavy moisturizer in the summer, and SPF can make a cream very dense. I just wanted a light moisturizer that wouldn’t make my face look shiny, and this one is perfect for that.
I’ve been pretty obsessed with sheet masks lately. I’m not quite sure why because they are an expensive one time use product. I think its because they’re super easy (you just remove the mask from the package and place it on your face) and you can leave them on for as long as you want (when you are done with the mask, you just remove and discard).
Today, I was killing some time in an upscale, well stocked, Duane Reade on the Lower East Side before an appointment. I went in to purchase a good lip balm, because my lips were chapped this morning. I decided to purchase an Avene lip balm. I also purchased a dual pack of Avene thermal spring water spray that came with a free sample of sunscreen.
As the saying goes, “You don’t know what you got ’till its gone.” When my Psoriasis began to appear on my body, I went into a deep depression. I thought, “Why me?” I covered my skin and hid from everyone, even my friends sometimes. I would get questions like, “What is that?” or “Are you ok?” from close friends and family members who were just worried, but it made me feel embarrassed and I just wanted to hide even more.
My skin started to clear after using Stelara for only 6 months, and I started to feel positive again. I found some skin oils and lotions that helped keep my skin moisturized and healthy. I started to play around with makeup more and learned to cover the red and flaky patches that were on my face. Finally, my skin completely cleared up and I haven’t felt hindered by Psoriasis at all since starting Stelara.
One day, I noticed that I had completely clear skin, and that I was looking at a strong, but also beautiful person. I have a nice nose that some people would get a nose job for, but I’ve never considered it a noticeable feature or special. I have beautiful straight blonde hair that I get compliments on a lot, even though I sometimes think its flat and boring. I have ample boobage that creates difficulties shopping, but that some people would love to have.
Everyone wants what we can’t have. But sometimes when something you take for granted (like clear skin) gets taken away from you, you learn to appreciate the things that God gave you. I know really appreciate simple things now, things that some people take for granted. Like being able to shave your legs without worrying about a scaly rough patch that you will cut yourself on. Or wearing a skirt or a dress in the summer without having to worry about people staring at you or asking, “Are you ok?”
Thank you Stelara, you changed my life. I feel satisfied with the body I’m in, I feel free to wear and do what I want, and I feel happy to be able to live my life without having to worry about my skin.
On Friday, one of my best friends told me about this store called Club Clio that is a Korean makeup and cosmetics company that was recommended to her by a friend from college. She was told specifically about an eyebrow marker that acts like a temporary tattoo that can last up to a week! The sales women at the store says that you apply it at night and then comb your brows with the wand in the morning, and you’ll have perfect brows all day.
It’s finally summer, and I’m really excited to share with you my June Birchbox Favorites! All these products are items are either items I got in my June Birchbox, or products that I purchased the full size of during June.
I celebrated my one year anniversary of being a Birchbox member this week, and they were grateful enough to send me a 25% off coupon. With that I purchased a COOLA sunscreen spray with SPF 30 in citrus mimosa, and a COOLA radical recovery after-sun lotion. […]
I got my June Birchbox this week and was very happy with the samples that I got. I am now part of their beta program that gives you one or two full size samples in your box (for an extra $20). My favorite sample is this the Tocca Bianca perfume. I have already purchased a travel size of this perfume. It’s a great summer scent that is light and fresh with a hint of citrus. But it’s also feminine with undertones of musk and floral hints. […]