Teami Skinny Tea

// // National day(s) of complete diet obliteration ...also known as "the holidays," is almost upon us. As much as I am looking forward to unlimited pumpkin pie and stuffing, I know that beginning the day after Thanksgiving, all I am going to want to do is detox. This year I am one Read more

The Results of Softer Skin #AveenoDailyChallenge

I partnered with AVEENO® on this post. All opinions are 100% my own. I participated in the #AveenoDailyChallenge for three weeks. For the last three weeks I participated in the #AveenoDailyChallenge using both AVEENO® Daily Moisturizing Body Wash + AVEENO® Daily Moisturizing Lotion. The goal was to follow a daily Read more

Can Ultrasound Improve the Look of Skin?

I'll be honest, I was not very familiar with the world of cosmetic ultrasound treatments when I decided to try the Mira-Skin Ultrasound device. Upon doing my research, I learned that ultrasound is a non-surgical/non-invasive treatment that counteracts the effects of time and gravity on your skin. Ultrasound uses the body's Read more

Say Goodbye to Dry Skin This Winter with #Vaseline® Intensive Care™ Deep Moisture Jelly Cream

Although I absolutely love this time of the year with the brightly colored leaves and crisp fall air, I dread it at the same time. It seems all of my time is spent trying to prep all the livestock for the winter, insulating the house, cooking and freezing all Read more

3 Myths About Using Toner

Toner is one of the biggest misunderstood skin care products out there. And to be honest, at one point when I was younger, I also believed some of these myths. What about you? 1. Toner is a cleanser. This one bugs me the most. I've read blogger reviews where the person clearly Read more

Review: Silky Cosmetics Body Creme & Whipped Sugar Body Polish

silky_cosmetics_sugar_scrubIf I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times…I love love love discovering indie beauty brands. Especially when their products are amazing! Do you agree? So when I was contacted by the owner of Silky Cosmetics prior to their launch, I was excited to give their bath and body products a spin. And while I said, yes please, my skin said: Thank you!

Whipped Sugar Body Polish:  Welcome to heaven…or rather– Bliss. This mixture of coconut oil, shea butter, soy bean oil and sugar delights your spirit with the fragrance of papaya and florals. It’s juicy and sweet with the light scent of freshly bloomed flowers.  The consistency is actually dreamy creamy and mousse-like. The sugar gently exfoliates your skin and the oils soften it without leaving behind a greasy residue.  Read more

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Review: HydroPeptide Power Lift

hydropeptide_power_liftI have to face the fact that this summer I will be 36. I really haven’t minded ages 30-35, but 36, well that means I am closer to middle age. I feel too young for that label.

In my family, the women look younger because they all began taking care of their skin from a young age. They didn’t wait for the wrinkles to set in and then try to fight them, they were proactive to take steps before they actually occurred. I really believe the Fountain of Youth is simply the act of starting a skin care regimen in your early 20’s. In this way you can avoid expensive treatments like Botox, which is poison by the way.

For those of us who are worry warts (raising my hand), we know a thing or two about wrinkles. I refuse to get Botox. Truth be told, I am afraid of needles. So I know that the key to a healthier looking face is one that is exfoliated 1-2 times per week and adequately hydrated (and I don’t mean the beauty myth of drinking water.) That’s where HydroPeptide’s Power Lift comes into play.   Read more

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Sigma Makeup 12 Piece Professional Brush Set

Makeup is expensive enough, but makeup applicators and brushes can be downright ridiculous in price. If it’s not within your budget to have a full set of high-priced brushes just to put on powder and a bit of eyeshadow, you might want to have a look at Sigma, who make professional standard brushes at very reasonable prices compared to other high-end brands. I think there’s something to be said for each of the sets that Sigma offers, but the one that really caught my eye is this complete kit of professional brushes. With a price of $69 at for 12 brushes… it’s really hard to find a deal like that if the quality of your makeup brushes is important to you.

The set includes five brushes for the face and seven brushes for eye makeup.

In the kit you’ll find:   Read more

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Review: Avon MagiX Cashmere Finish Foundation & superExtend Mascara

In this beauty video review I’m dishing on Avon’s MagiX Cashmere Finish Foundation and superExtend mascara. MagiX Cashmere Finish Foundation is a weightless liquid mousse that creates a smooth, luminious finish. It’s as close to air brushing as makeup can get! superExtend mascara is a creamy formula (available in 4 shades) that claims to build long, sleek, separated lashes that create the look of lash extensions. But did they? Watch the video and find out!  Read more

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