Cleansers for Natural, Textured, Curly Hair

Right now my hair looks and feels dry, lackluster and just downright sad. I know that I could've taken better care of my hair, but sometimes it's much too easy to neglect my hair care routine and just disguise less than stellar hair with a cute braid or bun. Agreed? I Read more

Winter Skin Care DIY

From your head to your toes, winter conditions are no fun for your skin. Not only does dry skin look unhealthy, it can be really uncomfortable, too. Did you know that everything you need to save your skin from winter is as close as your pantry or refrigerator? Below are Read more

Solid Lotion Bars from Faith, Soaps and Love

Know for their incredible handmade artisan soaps, Faith, Soaps & Love has another trick up their sleeves... or in this case, in their tubes. Good things come in 2 oz. packages. Don't let the small number fool you, as the Solid Lotion Bar tube is the size of my hand. Read more

How to Hide Unwanted Facial Hair #GoConfidently

No matter your age, unwanted facial hair can become a true confidence problem. From genetics to mature skin, it can be difficult to feel beautiful when dark excess hair lingers around. Bleaching the hair is an option and if you haven't tried it before and are curious, read on. First, Read more

nyakio ABC African Beauty Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 20 Sunscreen

I'm always on the lookout for a BB or CC cream that not only matches my skin tone but also has SPF 20 and over, covers without feeling heavy or oily, helps to reduce the size of my pores and gives me a little glow. My skin could be described as medium to Read more

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DIY Tinted Moisturizer

I am not a huge fan of the feel of foundation.  No matter how lightweight a foundation claims to be, it always feels too heavy on my skin.  I definitely love how my skin looks on those rare occasions when I do choose to…or if it’s a booking…HAVE to wear foundation, but I can never wait until I can get home and thoroughly wash my face.  A few makeup artists have suggested that I try a tinted moisturizer instead, which I have done but never found one that won my loyalty so I decided to try creating my own very  tinted moisturizer.

For the moisturizer part of my tinted moisturizer, I decided to use Embroylisse Lait-Crème Concentrè, it seems to be in the kit of every makeup artist I’ve worked with and I love how moisturizing and soothing it is on my skin.  For the “tinted” portion of my tinted moisturizer I used Aveda Liquid Foundation, because it is one of the lightest feeling foundations I have found and I do not need to mix it with a different colored foundation to match my skin tone (which I tend to have to do with a lot of other brands), however I’m not sure that Aveda still carries this foundation.  Read more

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Unlikely Pair: Neil George + wholearth

Unlikely Pair: Products that work well together but would never be sold together.

Here’s another combo of beauty products I’ve been pairing lately that someone really should create into it’s own unique product: Neil George Indian Gooseberry Treatment Oil and wholearth Bamboo Body Scrub. The Indian Gooseberry Treatment Oil works wonders for your hair (which is what it is meant for) and the coconut fragrance is so heavenly and divine, that it made me wonder if it would work great as a body oil as well.  If you have this staple in your bathroom already for your unruly hair, then you know exactly what I’m talking about!

wholearth Bamboo Body Scrub has it’s own unique scent as well, which is difficult to describe. It’s one part green grass, another fresh water…it’s just a nice clean type of fragrance. This scrub is comprised of bamboo powder and crushed walnut shells to exfoliate the driest of skins.

I pumped the Indian Gooseberry Treatment Oil into the palm of my hand (about 4 pumps) and then mixed in a pinch of the Bamboo Body Scrub (this had to be repeated for each leg and arm.) I rubbed it on my skin in circular motions, paying the most attention to my elbows and knees (as it’s that time of year when they tend to get the driest–or at least the most noticeable in shorts and short sleeves!) Rinse off well, but be careful of any of the oil on the bathtub floor so that you don’t slip.

My skin felt lovely and silky smooth and while the overall scent didn’t last on my skin, the scent while I showered smelled great. You can find Neil George Indian Gooseberry Treatment Oil (which really does work well on your hair) at www.neilgeorgesalon.com and wholearth Bamboo Body Scrub at www.wholearthbeauty.com.

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Posted on by Shannon Smyth in skin care, Unlikely Pair Leave a comment