Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Drugstore Series: Skincare




Hello Ladies! 

I am back with my first installment of my 
Drugstore Beauty Series!

First things first is Skincare!
   



You can find this at your local CVS, Walgreens or Walmart


Physicans Fromula: 3-in-1 Melting Cleansing Balm
I love love this stuff! I use it before I cleanse my face, I use this first to remove all my makeup so it is easier for my gel cleanser to get everything off of my face!
    WHAT IT IS:
    An ultra gentle 3-in-1 cleansing balm that melts away makeup, deeply cleans away impurities and leaves the skin fully supple and hydrated.
    WHY IT’S GOOD FOR YOU:
    Antioxidant-packed and enriched with Matcha Green Tea, Bamboo Shoot, and Lotus Extract.
    It is also - Hypoallergenic. Paraben-Free. Gluten Free.  Dermatologist Tested. Non-Comedogenic. Clinically Tested.  Safe For Sensitive Eyes & Contact Lens Wearers. Ophthalmologist Tested. Vegan. Cruelty Free.
    I cant express enough how much I love this stuff, so easy to wipe off and leaves it hydrated while pulling out all those nasty impurities. 


                                
    I always use a hydrating cleanser cause I have dry skin, but this one is even better with it having Ceramides AND Hyaluronic Acid which is even better.

    What is Ceramides you ask? Ceramides have become a common ingredient in skin care products. Age wears down the effectiveness of ceramides, meaning dryer and rougher skin, as well as wrinkles. Ceramide skin products contain natural or synthetic ceramides that aim to increase hydration in the skin and strengthen its moisture barrier.

    What is Hyaluronic Acid? Hyaluronic acid is used in many anti-wrinkle skin care products. Hyaluronic acid can be found in many skin care products. Hyaluronic acid injections are sometimes used to treat certain types of arthritis. Hyaluronic acid is naturally found in epithelial, or skin, cells.

    So, I also use another one that isn't intended for dry skin just combo from this same brand as well. 
    But, needless to say this cleanser does the job for only 4.99 its a major steal and I love that it never leaves my face feeling dry! I hate cleansers that always make me feel dry after using!




After I Cleanse I always use a toner my favorite is always Witch Hazel!



This the only 100% natural astringent that effectively cleanses, soothes and treats everyday skin irritations, without overdrying or leaving behind irritating residue. Gentle enough for daily use on face & body to relieve oily, irritated, red, damaged and blemished skin. Effective enough to cleanse and soothe minor skin conditions and treat everyday skin irritations. Contains no artificial fragrances or dyes.
 Dermatologist tested.
Will not overdry skin like alcohol and salicylic acid.
Will not leave behind irritating residue.
Family trusted since 1866

I have been using this toner for YEARS! I have been wanting to switch to the Pixi GlowTonic toner but I why spend 16 plus dollars when you can get this for 5?? 


Next UP

Moisturizer




I LOOOVE a good moisturizer with SPF. This keeps my face hydrated all day and helps restore the protective skin barrier! It contains a SPF 30, Ceramides, Hyaluronic Acid AND Niacinamide. Also even better this brand is HIGHLY recommended by The Skin Cancer Foundation! 

Also, this CeraVe brand has lines for all types of skin problems. 


This eye cream has a unique water gel-cream formula absorbs quickly, like a gel, but has the long-lasting moisturizing power of a cream to quench your extra-dry skin’s thirst. It contains hydrating hyaluronic acid, which is naturally found in the skin, and acts as a sponge for dry skin cells, absorbing up to 1,000 times its weight in water resulting in more supple and smooth skin in the eye area. I use this both morning and at night, I am trying to find me a eye cream for "night time" I have used this whole HydroBoost line but for some reason the water base moisturizer breaks out my face so bad, but everything else is fine, its weird how different things work with your skin.




CLEAN & CLEAR Lemon Exfoliating SlicesI love using these little pads for a quick clean when I have been outside working to cleanse my face! Each pad looks like a cute little lemon. Each lemon-shaped pad is enriched with lemon extract and Vitamin C. Facial cleansing pads gently cleanse and exfoliate away dirt and oil. These are safe to use daily, and will always give your face a nice refreshing feel!


I used this last night and absolutely loved it and KNEW it had to be in this post!! CLEAN & CLEAR Night Relaxing Jelly Eye Sheet Face Mask soothes and replenishes skin, targeting the eye area where stress and sleepiness from the day can show. The cooling jelly sheet mask with Hydrogel formula is designed to contour to skin to help restore and lock in essential nourishing ingredients and moisture leaving the skin feeling fresh and replenished. Gentle on skin and easy to put on and remove, this ready-to-use eye mask contains seaweed extract and is the perfect way to wind down, destress, and relax at night. Use this dermatologist tested, alcohol-free, & non-comedogenic face mask for just 15 minutes to replenish skin after a long day. (info found from website). After I used this last night I immediately notice how different it felt and loved it! My eyes felt relaxed and very cooling. I will be getting more of theses for sure!





This scrub is a moderate exfoliator. It is one of my favorite scrubs form this St. Ives Line. I used to always always use the apricot scrub but this is a game changer! It brightens my skin while evening out my skin tone! Doesn't make my face look dull. I have tried a lot of this bands scrubs and I always go back to this one! 







I have been using this E.L.F Hydrating Serum for about 2 weeks and I love it! I have notice a big difference in my skin and it not always being so dry!!! I love E.L.F brand! It has been my go to for years before I really started getting into makeup and skincare! This product is Designed to help strengthen the skin, this Hydrating Serum locks in moisture. The formula helps soothe and protect the skin with jojoba, aloe, vitamin E, grape, and shea butter for ultimate nourishment. 
As always all of e.l.f. skincare products are free from Parabens, Sulfates, and Phthalates.







Also, a few other things I love and will leave some links too is these wonderful facial wipes, I always get them at CVS, I love the price point and I love how when I use them they don't leave my face feeling sticky like I should wash it after! I always get either the brighten (the tiger) wipes or the soothing ones (the unicorn).

Also, I love using under eye patches, I normally get the "gold eye" undereye patches on amazon or the ELF brand undereye patches





There you have it my bargains for great skincare!! Do you use any of these products? If so let me know how you like them or if you don't and why?!

I know everyone's skin is different and some of this may not work in your routine, but this is what works for me and what I love! 



Also, I m going to give these ladies a try and shave my face....I watched Jaclyn Hill's video on this subject be sure to click the link and go check out her video on it! I seriously think it may change my makeup game and skin care game? 

I just order me this set on amazon...will keep you postponed about this...


xox,
Amy 



Monday, April 1, 2019

Drugstore Beauty Series



Hey Ladies!

I am back and I have a list of things to blog about! 

I am going to start this week of with a new series I am doing.
The Drugstore Series. 

I am going to tell you my top favorite Makeup, Skincare, and Haircare from Drugstores! I love a good bargain and even better dupes for expensive brands (I will have another post on this in a few weeks!)

I will be making a new post to this series everyday starting tomorrow! 

The first post will be about the Skincare finds I have found and LOVE! I get a few things for free, but mostly everything I have tried I purchase WITH MY OWN Cash, nothing is sponsored and no one has sent me these things asking for feedback!

I enjoy trying new things all the time.

If you have any questions or have anything you think I should try please comment below and let me know!! 


I am also going to start doing a once a week a DIY as well! So keep a loot out on new things coming soon to this little blog of mine!


Hope too see you guys back tomorrow


xoxo,
Amy




Note:  When I say drugstore I mean like, CVS, WALLGREENS, Walmart or Target

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

What Grinds My Gears!

Yup, its that time again.

For me to tell you what is grinding my gears this week. I have a hand full of stuff to complain about but I will keep it at a minimum.

What really Grinds my gears, when I am heading to town to take my son to school in the mornings. Following the rules of the road, and you pass me or ride my car's ass because I am going "too slow or the DAMN speed" limit. Like seriously, I know your not that much in a hurry to get to work, and if you are...WAKE UP EARLIER, don't run me off the road because you feel the need to pass me GOING 80! Geez, this literally happens to me EVER. SINGLE. MORNING and ITS NORMALLY the same two cars.....I know how one of the ladies is but, the other is a mystery...hell it might even be the same lady with two different cars. WHO KNOWS?!


Wanna know what else Grinds my gears?
Normally in the mornings I leave before my husband, I have the duty of taking kids to school while he lays there getting his beauty sleep I am up at 6:00 am. Getting everyone ready, lunches made, breakfast, making sure teeth are brushed. All while my wonderful husband is getting his beauty rest, its not really a big deal. BUT, just one day I want to leave with my bed made! I am LITERALLY so ocd about making my bed in the morning, it just makes me feel complete when I leave knowing my bed is made, but It never HAPPENS. Because well men need there beauty rest, OH and also, he leaves his wet towel on my side of the bed everyday! So when I get home, my side is always DAMP. wtf?!?!?!?

OOH and this grinds my gears too. When someone does not put the toilet paper roll on the dispenser when it is clearly empty. Like are you that lazy that you cant put the roll on while your "doing your business"? Its crazy too me. I mean the fact I have to deal with it at home is enough, but also, I HAVE TO COME TO WORK AND DEAL WITH THAT SHIT too? Unacceptable. GET IT TOGETHER GUYS!


 
Hey guess what grinds my gears?
Anxiety. YUP, I said it, anxiety, it literally keeps me from hanging out with people because I get so in my head. I need to stop analyzing every little thing!



Another thing that has been grinding my gears, is the endless amount of laundry I have to do ever week, like can the laundry wash itself please. I am over it!




What has been grinding your gears? Let me know in the comments below



xox, Amy

Monday, February 18, 2019

Hello, long time....

Hello! Long time no see, huh?
It's clearly been awhile since I have blogged, but I am hoping I can start this little space on the crazy web back up again!

I can clearly say I have missed blogging and have a lot of fun things planned for this little blog!

Recently, the weather here is Texas is literally playing games with us, its warm and springy one minute then the next cold, freezing and about to snow? Like what the hell, can SPRING PLEASE hurry up! We have to fix my daughters ceiling and we cant get the roof fixed when its constantly raining!

Yeah, you heard that right my daughter literally has a big hole in her ceiling with the attic exposing himself! Rude! So basically right now my daughter is having to share a room with her brother. I just need two weekends of NO RAIN!!


My husband wants to do this on his own, so we didn't hire anyone to fix it. So basically, this has been a waiting game. Luckily we have home insurance and they gave us a check to get the supplies to fix it. So now, I am patiently waiting for it to finally be fixed! Fingers crossed next month we can FINALLY get this ceiling and roof fixed!


So, ill keep you guys updated on that...also I may post some pictures of the destruction of her room.


So with that being said, I am gonna end this post on that note and post more about this home situation in the next post with pics!

xox
Amy

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Sponsored Post By: Rainbath by Neutrogena

Hello Friends!
Just to get this out of the way this is a sponsored post by Brand Backer and Neutrogena 

I recently have joined this company where they let you choose different campaigns to be in and if you get chosen they will send you free products to review.
I have had the privilage of being about to review some Neutrogena Rainbath Shower and Bath Gel. I was shocked when they sent me not ONE but FIVE of the Shower and Bath Gel.

They sent me these scents
- Original 
- Fresh Plum
- Pear and Green Tea
- Pomegranate
- Ocean Mist

So far, I have used the Ocean Mist and the Pomegranate. I use the Ocean Mist to lather my body with and the Pomegranate to shave my legs! I hardly ever buy shaving cream! This is PERFECT for shaving you legs and making them feeling silk and soft after shaving! Sometimes I feel like I don't even need any lotion after, although I always lather up with lotion! The scents are not too strong and not overbearing! It really does make my ski feel so soft and not rough feeling. It lathers well with both a cloth or loofah!

I even think if you use the Body Oil after using the Rainbath you will feel even more soft and smooth.
My four year olf daughter even uses them, she says she smells like Momma! I even caught my husband trying out the Pomegranate. I would recommend buying this to add to Gift Baskets for this upcoming Holiday season!! 

Now that I am just got through talking about this great product I kind of want to go home and take a how bath and use it as a bubble bath. Oh, did I mention it works as a bubble bath too?
Yup! Try it out and let me know in the comments


xoxo,
Amy


please note--this post WAS sponsored but all my opinions are MY OWN! 

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Back To School.

All over the world school is starting for all those young'uns, pre teens, and teens. 

My son will be starting 4th grade this year, I honestly can not believe this is even possible. 
I can't believe that my 5lb 5ozs little boy is growing up to be a wonderful, sweet, loving, and caring for others type a boy. I am proud to say I think I am doing a pretty goo job at raising a boy who understands compassion and love for others. 




Slayde on his First Day of 4th Grade. 
PS. yes my daughter has shorts underneath

He was so excited to finally go to school today he has literally been looking forward to school starting for almost two weeks now, crazy I know. He actually does love going to school!
He even gets lockers this year so the first thing he told me is he needs to decorate it. 


Stella started a half a day at a pre school in town, she wouldn't take a picture outside by the sign so I had to get a quick snapshot of her doing morning work! <3


It is so crazy to me to think how time has flown by. How is it I have a 4th grader who is smarter then me in Math, loves reading, and is so compassionate for others. 


My daughter on the other hand is a strong willed girl. She is VERY independent and prefers to do things all by herself! She is so artistic, smart, and sometimes thinks she is the boss. Which sometimes she is. ;)


I just hope this year both my babies--Learn, Grow, and love others throughout this year.

I Hope they have fun learning and meeting new friends. I hope they have the best year ever! 

I LOVE BOTH OF YOU SOO MUCH AND I HOPE YOU HAVE THE BEST YEAR AT SCHOOL!!!!!


XOXO,
Momma

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

My Favorite Skincare Brand: Dirty Works

Recently, I came across this great, affordable, and my most favorite part. . Cruelty free!
I recently came across this brand while shopping at TJ Maxx and bought the 8-1 Miracle Serum. Which I have pictured below. I usually use this product BEFORE moisturizer and after I was my face! This face serum is truly a miracle! This serum does everything it says it does.
-Improves Skin Firmness - Brightens - Hydrates - Even skin tone - Fills Fine Lines - Diminishes Wrinkles - Stimulates Collagen - Smooths Skin Texture.
For only $8.00 it worth a try!! I highly recommend it!




I use this every single day and I have notice such big difference in the texture in my skin and how it brightens it as well. It hydrates my face in a instant and makes my face smooth and soft, and smells amazing, and for only $2 you can have a pack for ever room!
There is nothing like waking up to RADIANT skin and Bright Skin. I use this at night and sometimes day depending on if I need a extra "lift". It plumps your skin while lifting and firming your skin overnight! Use this everyday and you will notice a big difference in your fine lines and minizines your wrinkles as well. It has combining a triple peptide complex, seaweed extract and nourishing Shae Butter. It lifts, tones and boost collagen while you sleep. What could be better and easy?! Then you wake up to a refresh, bright and glowly!
For only 8.00 you can look younger in weeks!!


I am OBSESSED with facial masks of any kind! This mask is a intensive and radiance
 
boosting face mask to deeply cleanse and replenish your skin. It has a superfruit extract 
of blueberry, skin clearing Willow Bark and detoxifying green clay and kaolin. I use this twice a week and sometimes do spot treatments when I feel a zit coming on! It has shrinked my pores and makes my face feel clean, soft and leaves my skin glowing and feeling refreshed, it literally draws out any impurities you have. I highly HIGHLY recommend this, and for $3.00 you can pass it up!
If you haven't tried any of these products I HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend you get your butt to the website and order you something! They also have bath & body, skincare, fragrance, gifts and cosmetics! I am sure there is something on this website for everyone!
All opinions I posted where my own, I purchased these products with my OWN money and was not sent anything for this review! I want to try there bath and body and cosmetics but I have made another order yet, hoping to get a order in soon!


Let me know if you have used these products. What were your thought's on the products? Which was your favorite? Should I try something new?

Let me know in the comments below!