Get the spring look: Dos and Don’ts

I’m so happy it’s spring. You know what that means? Bright colors, new hair, flowers. Those who fell into the winter and fall trance of matte dark lipsticks, dark colored eyeshadow and pale skin — fear no more, it’s time to get bold. 

Please do: 

  • Get out that bold red lipstick. Might as well pull out your pinks and corals  too. Sephora’s liquid lipstick has some of the brightest spring colors around.
  • Shop spring lines. Forever 21 and Kendall and Kylie’s line are affordable and bring out the latest and most stylish spring trends.
  • Try a new hair color. If you’re feeling bold enough, go blonde, pink, or even try grey like me! 
  • Paint your nails. Use yellows, pastel pinks, whites, greys and coffee colored polishes. These are the most popular colors this spring.
  • Use bright colored eyeshadow. I’m not the only one who’s been not using certain colors on my palette. This spring is the perfect time to experiment with some brighter colors. Blue and gold have been popular bright colors, try them out. You’ll be shocked!
  • Moisturize. The weather’s getting warmer, make sure you have a good face lotion. Also, oil serums have been trending. I use Korres Rose Brightening oil serum to even and brighten my skin. I just mix it with my foundation and my face feels hydrated.
  • Hike, go for a walk. It’s the perfect weather to do so. Breathe in the freshest air of spring, it’s good for you!

Please Don’t: 

  • Over do makeup. Yes, bright colors are in this spring, but if you use a bold lip color and eyeshadow and do heavy highlighter, that’s not as in. Try using a bold lip and light eye makeup or a bold eye and a nude rosey or mauve colored lipstick.
  • Spend all your time inside. Watch the flowers bloom, take a nap under the trees, make flower tattoos. Pinterest has some great spring activites and crafts, I’ll let you google “how to make flower tattoos” yourself, they’re sweet. 

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thanks for reading, stay golden

Need a brightening and tightening face mask? Found the perfect one:

If you know me, you know I love face masks. I love trying new ones all the time! Well, my friend recommended I try TonyMoly’s egg pore masks. This friend is obsessed with a lot of Korean beauty products and said TonyMoly does wonders. I’ve tried TonyMoly’s sheet masks for brightening from Urban Outfitters and it was hydrating and so refreshing. I decided to order one off Amazon.  

 First of all, how cute is this packaging? Just adorable! 

 On the inside is the actual mask. The consistency is really interesting. It looks like clay, but feels sort of like a light, whipped merengue. Going on the face, it’s smooth and spreads easily. You can either apply it all over your face or apply it to trouble spots. I used it all over my face and let it dry for 20 minutes and then wiped it off with a warm wash rag.

I’ve used it about 3 times a week for about a month now and I already see results. Others have noticed it too. After application, my skin feels soft and firm. After waiting for the redness to go away from the warm washrag, my skin tone looks bright just after the first application! If that is not miracle work, I don’t know what is!

4.9 out of 5

  • Easily applied
  • Cute packaging
  • Affordable (less than $10 on Amazon)
  • Quick results, noticeable after first couple applications
  • Refreshing and cooling

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thanks for reading, stay golden

Jazzie 

moonchildja

Homemade Brightening Face Scrub: Warm and Spicy

So I promised a homemade face mask post, but I realized that I had too many recipes for just one post. I decided to just post one or two, but spread out. They’re all super easy because who wants to be spending any more than 10 minutes making a face mask :/ No one. So enjoy ❤

Warm and Spicy is one of my favorite homemade masks. Yes, I made up the recipe and the name, haha. 

Here’s what Warm and Spicy will do for your skin: 

  1. Brighten
  2. Clean
  3. Exfoliate
  4. Tone Evening

List of what you’ll need: 

  1. Sugar
  2. Cinnamon
  3. Nutmeg
  4. Honey
  5. Lemon juice

Step One  

    

Just a teaspoon and a half of sugar into a small bowl of your choosing.

Step Two  
Just a sprinkle of nutmeg. Nutmeg is a curative so you won’t want to skip on this part. It heals acne scars, sun spots and dark spots. It also uncloggs pores! 

Step Three  
Add about three shakes of cinnamon. You may be asking “why cinnamon?” Cinnamon has so many benefits for skin and hair that many people don’t realize. If you have pimples, dry skin or eczema (I have all 3) cinnamon in facemasks or cinnamon oil helps with that aspect. 

Step Four 
  

One tablespoon of honey. You can also add more if you do not need as much exfoliation. Or less if you like more of a scruby mask. Honey is great for brightening and skin tone evening.

Step Five  
Add just a teaspoon of lemon juice which will brighten anything the honey won’t. It also will clean your skin really well. (I hate this step because the lemon juice makes the mask smell like a really weird combination. But I assure you, lemons are great for your skin).

  
  

You’ll want to scrub your face gently in small circles and then let it sit for about 20-25 minutes. When time is up, wipe off with a warm rag then splash your face with water to make sure you got all the sugar granules off. Moisturize and repeat atleast once a week before you apply makeup! 

As you can see here, there’s enough for 2 applications. I always make more than I need because I like to keep adding as I’m waiting for my first layer to dry. 

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thanks for reading. stay golden

moonchildja

A Review: NUDE Skincare Detox Brightening Fizzy Powder!

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This little bottle can do so much for your skin.

I’ve used this NUDE face scrub that I bought from Sephora for about a month now and it’s definitely one of my favorite skin care items.

NUDE’s Detox face brightener is really cool and fun to use. It comes in a powdery form with little grains in it. Add just a small amount to your hand (about the area of a quarter) and add a few drops of water and it foams magically in front of your eyes. You’ll want to quickly apply to your face rubbing in small circles evenly all over your face. After the scrub has somewhat dried on a little, you’ll want to wash it off with warm water.

It does sting a tiny bit just because it is scrubby and if you have pimples or dry skin, it might sting, but it’s all helpful — trust me!

So this face scrub is really great for your skin. Most of the ingredients are all-natural. The lemon and lime extract helps with brightening. The rose seeds and vanilla seeds are great for exfoliation and cleaning out your pores. The Inca gold oil, coconut oil and acai berry oil are all for protecting your skin from toxins or dirt.

So you’re probably asking when you see some results. Well, I have good news! The very first time I tried this product, my face looked 10x brighter and felt cleaner than ever. Even when I applied my makeup for the day, my bright skin was shining through it! Just use about 3 times a week and you’ll maintain a bright glow!

Final Words:

  • 5 out of 5
  • Great for a quick, bright face
  • Only takes about 3 minutes
  • Fun to use
  • $42, but worth it if you’re looking for something that will work and last for a while
  • Top ingredients are all-natural
  • Instant effects

 

What would you like me to review next? Wanting to try something, but don’t want to risk the money or time? Let me know below!

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thanks for reading! stay golden

Face Masks: My Must-Haves

Wanna know how I get my face so clear? Read below! 

 Literally face masks are the best things ever. There are all kinds too. My favorites are the peel-offs eventhough they hurt peeling off! I also like the scruby kinds too. 

So I’m splitting this post in two, this one is the “Must Haves” which are the face masks you can buy at any beauty supply store or even supermarkets or grocery stores. The second part is homemade face masks so make sure you check that out too! 

Peel-Off Masks

 
This mask is brilliant! I’ve had this for a really long time so the packaging may look a little different now, but Queen Helene’s Grape Seed Extract Peel Off Masque will always be my favorite peel-off and it’s cheap! The only downside is that peel-off masks hurt. Well, I also have a very low pain tolerance so most people would probably think it’s fine. If you’re like me and you don’t like the feeling of tightness and pulling once the mask dries on, just think how even and bright your skin will look after! And omce it’s off, splash your face with cold water and pat dry, add a little facial lotion and you’re golden! You’ll feel like you have new skin! 

The next peel off is a new mask I’ve used for a couple months now and thought it was worth adding to the list.

This Feeling Beautiful Cucumber Peel-Off Mask smells great! It’s so fresh and does the same thing as the Queen Helene mask. There are full sizes of these available, but I barely use these. Once a week is good for these masks because they are really potent. Oh and that reminds me, keep away from eyes! Like do not get too close, it WILL burn, even if it’s not on your eye. 

For both of these peel-offs, I’ve had the best results leaving a thin layer on for 15 minutes then peel off (if you don’t peel off and wash off instead, the dry/dead skin will not get pulled off and that’s the whole point!). After you peeled it all off, splash your face with COLD water and make sure all the mask is removed. Then moisturize. 

Clog Dissolving Milk  
This mask is great when you’re in a hurry and need instant skin cleansing and clearness. Bliss’s Clog Dissolving Cleansing Milk has fast working exfoliating enzymes that work in just 5 minutes! That means you apply it, maybe brush your hair, pick an outfit and in no time, your skin looks great! With me, smell always matters and well, this mask smells great! There aren’t negatives except that this mask is pretty potent as well. Keep away from your eyes, don’t even risk getting close to them! 
Pore Refining Sheet Masks  
You can never go wrong with sheet masks! If you’re looing for moisture and softness, you’ll want a sheet mask. I really like this one because it helps in so many areas. The serum in the mask gives a gentle clean, removing makup or dirt you can’t see, smoothes and moisturizes. I have really bad dry skin, especially in the winter so you’ll see me in these a lot this time of year. Pretty close to every day! 

So that’s my skin mask spiel. 

Any questions, ideas, comments — don’t hesitate to contact me! 

Thanks for reading! 

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