Wednesday, January 17, 2018

5 DIY Hair And Skin Treatments Using Coffee That Will Change Your Life!

Coffee has benefits like treating redness and inflammation, improve the appearance of cellulite. Coffee also contains anti-inflamatory and antioxidant properties that can keep your skin bright and soft. Also the caffeine can shrink the blood vessel under your eyes reducing circles and puffy eyes. Try some or all of these beauty DIY and let me know how you liked them....

Coffee Face Mask:
2 tbsp of freshly ground coffee (or used grinds)
2 tbsp cocoa powder
3 tablespoons of whole milk, heavy cream, or yogurt 
1 tbsp of honey

Mix all ingredients together and apply a light coat to face let sit for about 15 minutes. Remove with warm wash cloth.

Coffee Body Scrub:
1 Cup of coffee grounds
1 Cup of coconut oil melted
1-3 Drops of lemon essential oil 
1-3 Drops of orange essential oil
1/2 Cup coconut sugar 

Caffeine Eye Coffe Mask:
1 tbsp of organic coffee
1 tbsp of honey 
1 tbsp of vitamin e oil
Mix all the ingredients together and apply a thick layer under your eyes, leave it on for 15-20 minutes and rinse off. 

Coffee Eye Pads: 
Brew some organic coffee and let it cool. Dip a cotton pad in it and use it to treat your puffy or tired eyes. Leave it on for 5-10 minutes.
Shiny Hair Treatment 
Prepare a strong coffee, then add a bit of water. let it cool until the mixture is lukewarm. Standing in the tub, pour the liquid onto your hair hair and scalp, then put a shower cap on and sit for 20 minutes. Wash out with warm water.

Monday, January 15, 2018

This Works Deep Sleep Pillow Spray Might Be The Solution To Your Sleepless Nights!

Shutting your brain down and going to sleep right away is a challenge that deserves attention. If you have been reading my blog for a while, then you know I have a hard time falling asleep. I wouldn't say I suffer from insomnia because its not all the time i cant fall asleep, it's definitely base on the amount of stress or lately its more from how excited I have been about life! 

I received the This Works Deep Sleep Pillow Spray in my Winter 2017 FabFitFab box and it was heaven sent. I used it the same night and I really didn't bother to READ the bottle and sprayed it directly in my face instead of my pillow. Thank god it didn't cause any weird reaction and I have to say I actually enjoyed it. Now  since then I have been using it correctly, spraying it on my pillow and I love it! I recommended to anyone that has a hard time relaxing and getting themselves to sleep. 

The Description From The Website: 

Get a great night's sleep with our best-selling deep sleep pillow spray. Clinically proven to help you fall asleep faster and wake feeling more refreshed.

WHEN: use at bedtime to help reduce sleep anxiety and improve sleep quality.

HOW: our award-winning natural, aromatherapeutic Superblend of Lavender, Vetivert and Camomile calm both mind and body, soothing you to sleep.

WHY: when we sleep our skin cells repair and harmful toxins are removed, making sleep the ultimate beauty secret and first step in your skincare routine.

Suitable during pregnancy.

97% slept better
89% fell asleep faster
98% felt more refreshed in the morning
100% would recommend deep sleep pillow spray to a friend*

*In a study of 100 subjects and 100 ex-prescription users compared to no product.

Price: $29

Sunday, January 14, 2018

The Best Workout Clothes For Woman!

I got so many request that the next fitness post should be about workout clothes and here it is. The post will not be too long  because I mainly buy my fitness clothes from two places. The first one is Victoria's Secret Sport, they have the best sports bras in my opinion. Before having my breast reduction and even now they are great, they hold everything in place without squeezing them to the point of discomfort like others do. My favorite are the ones with front zipper since they are so much easier and comfortable to put on and take off.

The pants are also my favorites, the quality is great, stretchy but also form hugging. Below is the links to my favorites, they are having a sale right now for a sports bra and pants for $55 so you can save some money! 

The Knockout by Victoria Sport Front-Close Sport Bra

Knockout by Victoria Sport High-rise Tight

 The second store is TJ Max Or Marshall's, they carry so many brands and styles that there is something for everyone. My advise would be to always try it on before removing the tags. I have a bag full of workout pants to use when I paint or do outside work because they are so terrible for working out. I like my pants to be comfortable enough to wear all day without it loosing it's body hugging feel. 

As I progress in my fitness goals I like to treat my self with new workout clothes. I don't recommend going out and spending a bunch of money on clothes to end up not committing to your workout routine. Set a budget and look at new fitness gear a treat, something you have to earn!  

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Saturday Night Football At Gillette Stadium!

I had such fun night watching the Patriots kick butt, and of course I took some pics for the blog too! I never thought that I would enjoy watching sports as much as I do. The night was so much fun and different than what we usually do. We were invited to watch the game from a suite and I can now scratch that off my bucket list too! There was so much delicious food and drinks, the best part was watching the game live without freezing my butt off! 

The debate when going to any sports game for me is what to wear. Since I was going to be in a warm suite I dint have to worry about dressing for the weather. I have been dying to wear this cute little outfit I bought when I was on vacation from Forever 21. The plaid print wide leg jumpsuit fits me perfectly and the sheer longline shirt was a great way to have layers but still letting the jumpsuit have its moment. The whole outfit was $40 and it felt and looked like it should have been more. I can wear both items again in so many different ways, I paired it with my favorite sock boots, YSL bag and red lips!

Sheer Longline Shirt HERE 
Glen Plaid  Wide-Leg Jumpsuit HERE

Friday, January 12, 2018

Briogeo Don't Despair Repair! Leave-in Mask Review!

Briogeo Don't Despair Repair is seriously a game changer for me. A leave-in mask that not only protects your hair from the styling tools but its also repairing. My hair is very damaged from when I bleached it all, which led me to cut and dye my hair black with the hopes that this would help "disguise" the damage. 

After just one time using this product I notice an immediate change to the feel and look of my hair. It feels softer, with more bounce, and shine. I will definitely keep using and I recommend it to anyone with hair! 

How To Use: Wash your hair as you would normally, skipping a mask tho..... Spray it evenly on your hair. 

My Tips: If you are air drying your hair, only apply it to your mid and ends of hair. This will help prevent "flat" hair look. 

What The Briogeo Website Say: 

WHO IT'S FOR:  For those with dry, damaged, and brittle hair that want an instant reparative treatment for healthy looking hair.
WHAT IT IS: A strengthening and reparative leave-in deep conditioner that provides repair benefits beyond an in-shower experience and produces healthy, stronger hair in between washes and heat styling. 
WHAT IT DOES:  The unique micro-encapsulated argan oil adheres to the surface of the hair and closes structural gaps on the hair shaft. The hair cuticle is restored, leaving hair stronger, healthier, and hydrated.
SAFE FOR:  Color treated, keratin treated, chemically-treated, and relaxed hair.
Price: $28
Available Here: Briogeo

Please Note: The product was sent to me to try, however the opinions are my own and this is not a sponsored post. 

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Repair Your Dry Hands With One Of These Amazing Products!

The winter months wreak havoc on my my hands they get so dry, rough and start to get darker in the knuckles. I have tried everything in the market to see what helps and I'm often left unsatisfied. I wanted to share with you all the 5 products that I use to heal and repair my dry hands. 
  •  The Body Shop Hemp Hand Protector is the first hand cream I bought and wanna know the first thing I did? share with everyone!! I had all my family and friends buying it, the not so secret ingredient that makes this hand cream so healing and hydrating is Hemp seed oil. Its really the best at hydrating and repairing my hands!

Price: $10 Currently on sale for $6
Sold Here: The Body Shop

  • Mary Kay Satin Hands Trio was probably my second purchase after The Body Shop, its a classic. The Mary Kay lady did a demo using this and somehow lured me in to hosting a Mary Kay party and joining her pyramid scheme..... Well that didn't end well, but I still to this day love it and use it. The 3-step routine works so good on cracked dry hands. 
Price: $36
Sold Here: Support Your Local Mary Kay Beauty Consultant! :)

  • Karuna Age Defying + Hand Mask is such a treat! I love using it after a warm bath and let my hands soak in all the benefits of the mask. The mask targets more than just dryness, it also helps brighten age spots, and other signs of aging. 
Price: $9.50 
Sold Here: Sephora

  • The multi-tasker of the group Aquaphor, its really a great product to always have in your home or bag. 
Price: Starts $4.49
Sold Here: Target

  • So there I was, 9 months pregnant walking around Home Depot choosing tiles. When I come across O'Keeffe's Working Hand Cream. I was hesitant to try it but I'm glad I did, it works like magic! 

Price: $6.49
Sold Here: Amazon 

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

My Favorite Pantone 2018 Color Of The Year In Makeup And Beauty!

I was so happy when Pantone announced Violet as the color of the year of 2018, its really a beautiful color and looks great on clothing and makeup! I wanted to round up my favorite (Mostly Eye) makeup and beauty products in this shade for you and its also a little shopping list for items I might grab when shopping for makeup. 
Butter London + Pantone Color Of The Year 2018

Butter London was chosen again this year to carry the official Pantone color of the year. They created 13 products plus this great 4-piece kit priced at $36. This is a great value for your money, and all but one (nail lacquer) are full size! 
What's Inside: 

• Trend Nail Lacquer in Ultra Violet 
• Plush Rush Lip Gloss in Ultra Violet
• Glazen™ Eye Gloss in Ultra Violet
• Glazen™ Lustrous Liner in Ultra Violet
• Makeup bag with zipper closure

Sold Here: Butter London 
 Natasha Denona Eyeshadow Palette #28

I don't own any of Natasha Denona palettes, and they are in my list of I want to try but why so expensive tho? This palette sells for a whooping $239 and its highly rated. The reason I love palettes like this is you get the whole family of purple and some gorgeous blues here so you can really get creative when creating looks. One of the hardest shade to create for makeup artist is purples, getting the right shades can be tricky but from the reviews I hear that Natasha Denona got it right! 

The shade Electric Violet is almost if not the exact shade of the color of the year.

Sold Here: Sephora
Violet Voss Hashtag Palette 

Don't feel like spending all your dough in a makeup palette? yeah me neither. The Violet Voss Hashtag palette is a beautiful warm palette with red undertones in all the shades. The color Life is very close to the color of the year and its only $45 for 20 colors. 

Sold Here: Sephora 

One of the funnest way to incorporate the color of the year is with Mascara, and the Maybelline Volum' Express is really nice! Created by the beautiful and talented Shayla @makeupbyshayla its available in most drugstores. I have the black one and assuming the formula is the same the wand does a beautiful job at opening up and lengthening your lashes. 
Maybelline Volum' Express In Shade Poppin' Purple 

Sold: Target 

Any of these products will make a great addition in your makeup collection and will allow you to incorporate the color of 2018 to your looks. If I had to pick just one, I would probable get one of the eyeshadow palette since I can create endless looks with either one. How will you incorporate the color of the year to your looks? 

Announcing PANTONE® Color of the Year 2018. A dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple shade, PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us toward the future.

Please Note: This post or links are not sponsored. As always the opinions are my own.