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I have oily skin. As many times as people tell me that it’s combination,  I call their bluff.  I haven’t grown out of getting pimples.  I still use skin care made for teens because of it.  I’m one of the lucky ones, I guess. When I’m pregnant, woah Nelly!  It gets even worse.  I love trying things that claim to work on acne prone skin.  I can honestly say that I will try anything once.Continue reading

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This is our pug, Roger.  He was a dragon for Halloween last year.   Roger is a great part of our family, but any pug owner can tell you that they tend to have a slight odor after awhile.  The vet told us that we shouldn’t wash Roger more than once a month due to his sensitive skin.  Well, he gets that pug stink long before then!  What’s a girl to do?  I’m going to tell you.  I tried dry dog shampoo awhile ago when I received a sample in the mail.  The ingredients weren’t complicated so I decided to start making my own.  You’ll be surprised at how easy it is to make and how well it works!Continue reading

 

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I have always been a fan of shave gel.  What’s not to like?!?  It moisturizes and gives a smoother shave.  It smells great and a little goes a long way.  I also like it because it’s the best product to use to avoid razor burn.  I’ve been using it since I first started shaving my legs.  When I received a can of Skintimate Mandarin Burst, I was actually excited to shave my legs that night.

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As you can see, my pug, Roger, was also excited to be in the picture.  He’s sitting beside me while I type too.

Did you know that you can also use shave gel to get tough stains out of clothing?  Just lather up and rub on the stain. Same goes for stains on your carpet.  My kids love to ‘paint’ with it too.  Just squirt some in a resealable bag and they can paint until their heart is content.  See? It’s handy to have around.  You can usually find a coupon for them too.  So stock up when you find a good buy!  Enjoy!

Be sure to try Skintimate Mandarin Burst, ladies!  I am really enjoying this kind. Combined with my lemon shampoo, I smell divine right out of the shower.

Do you have any alternative uses for shave gel?

Disclaimer:  I received a complimentary can of shave gel from CrowdTap.  No other compensation was received.  All comments and/or opinions are my own.

I always lose my tweezers.  I am a tweezer-loser.  I have a pair everywhere too because they go dull or are really cheaply made.  I use those babies pretty much everyday and when I can’t find a pair, I go nuts.  I feel like everyone is staring at me because I can’t get it together.  Well I will fear this no more.  I recently tried Crave Precisio Tweezers on Amazon.  Here’s a link:  Buy me!

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Like I said, I am no stranger to a good a good pair of tweezers.  These are really nice.  They have slanted tips and are sharp.  They have a sleek design and they are guaranteed to LAST FOR LIFE!  No dulling.  No risk.  No kidding.  I really like that.  They are a pricier product than I would normally buy but think of it this way.  You will watch them like a hawk since you paid good money for them.  Plus, you won’t have to buy a new pair again.  Ever.  That seems good to me!

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I liked them the minute I opened them. They took up permanent residence in my make-up bag.  They are not only for me either.  When my kids get splinters or ticks or what have you, my Precisio will come into play!  I don’t mind spending a little extra on something that will last and the company stands behind it.  I’m using them as I type this post!  Facial hair doesn’t stand a chance.  You can follow CraveNaturals products here:

On Facebook: Crave Naturals

On Twitter: @CraveNaturals

Online:  Crave Naturals

So look them up and find out more about this and their other great stuff.  I love beauty products.  Especially ones that work!

 

Do you use and/or lose tweezers?  Tell me about it!

 

Disclaimer:  I received complimentary product in exchange for my opinion.  All comments and/or opinions are my own.  No other compensation was received.

 

I love trying new skin care. I am actually kind of obsessed with it. I love to read about new products and new ways to get my skin looking its best. It’s not necessarily an anti-aging thing (well, maybe a little). It’s more of a preventative thing. I’ve had two skin cancer spots removed from my back at a very young age. After something like that, you start to take your skin very seriously. So when I recently won the chance to review the Control Corrective skincare system, I was naturally ecstatic!

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Control Corrective sent me an Essential Daily Care Kit to try. It’s good for all skin types. It has natural ingredients and it’s free of parabens, synthetic dyes, petrochemicals, phthalates, and triclosan, which are all bad junk that ruins your skin. The more natural, the better, I say.

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I tried the kit for a month. I was pleased with the fragrance. The facial wash and the toner smelled so good, like aloe. They went on smooth and left my skin feeling refreshed. I keep my facial wash in the shower so I remember to use it and also in order to multi-task and save time.

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That being said, the other steps were a bit too involved. There are four steps to the system. You use them in the morning and at night. There is a facial wash, a balancing toner, a crystal c serum and a ceramide daily cream. You have to let your face dry between the toner and the crystal c serum. I barely have 10 minutes to myself in the morning. If I do this system properly, I lose about 8. Not to mention that I get almost no privacy. So this just wasn’t practical for me and my routine. Another thing was that the ceramide daily cream felt a little heavy on my face. I had to wait for it to dry before applying my make-up. It also made me break out a bit.
Unfortunately, I loved the concept but I didn’t have the time or the skin type to be able to enjoy the benefits. I really struggled to find the time to use this for a month. It’s not conducive to my lifestyle. I think I need something a bit stronger in the break out department as well. This has always been a catch 22 for me though, since I have extremely sensitive skin. If I use benzyl peroxide, I can forget about having smooth skin for a few days. My face will feel like the Sahara desert, with a huge red patch to match! Then if I use something for combination skin, I can count on a few big honking zits, right on my chin or forehead. I can’t seem to win. I honestly think that the Control Corrective Daily Care Kit would work best on combination skin. It’s a high quality regimen and they don’t test on animals. Try it for yourself! I suggest trying the Essentials To Go size, like I received. That way you can try a small amount to see if it works for you, without taking a gamble and spending an unnecessary amount of money.
What are you currently using on your skin? How do you like it? Have you tried anything in the past that you would recommend?
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Disclaimer: I received these complimentary products as part of the birchbloggers program from birchbox. No other compensation was received. All comments and/or opinions are my own.