This post has been sponsored by Zapzyt via PRIMP Network. All opinions are my own.

Happy Monday! Can you believe that Christmas is in 2 weeks? It has definitely snuck up on me. I really wish that time would SLOWWW down, because Christmas is my favorite time of the year. That being said, how’s all of your shopping going? In case you’re still looking for ideas, I wanted to share a great stocking stuffer idea with Zapzyt.

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I don’t care who you are or how well you take care of your skin. We all get a zit every now and then. As a pharmacist, I know that what we eat, how much stress we have in our lives, and hormones can play a factor in breakouts/acne in people of all ages. I think this makes sense as a great gift idea, because everyone can use it! Teenagers, young adults, and adults of all ages will find this product to be of great use. This product is the REAL solution for REAL people. It’s conveniently available at your local Wal-Mart, so get your shop on!

So, why Zapzyt?  This acne treatment gel is water based and doesn’t contain alcohol like other products! Alcohol only causes irritation and makes the area more red.

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When time is not on your side, this is where Zapzyt acne treatment gel comes in. Nothing works faster to help you get rid of that zit. Don’t worry, this is a product you only need to use when you have a problem zit. You don’t need to go about changing your beauty routine! ;)

This holiday season is a great time to also try out the other Zapzyt products, including the face wash and scrub. If you’re like me, an at-home scrub night is just what I need to relax and give my skin a nice exfoliation.

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Don’t just take my word for it. See what my friends Laure & Cari have to say about Zapzyt. After you pick up Zapzyt for a stocking stuffer, be sure to see my other ideas here!

Happy Holidays y’all! XO,

Rebekah

Happy Wednesday y’all! All of a sudden, winter is upon us. I’m a little worried about the weather forecast beacuse all I can see is cold, dry air. That means now is the ideal time to perfect your holiday skin routine. With all of the parties and events, you don’t want to have to worry about dry skin or breakouts. This is where the Michael Todd Beauty Sonic Smooth Dermaplane system comes in!

Before we get started and I share my experience, I wanted to give a little background on my history with dermaplane. I had been to a couple of sessions at my local spa as I was nervous. I had an incredible experience with this process. My skin felt healthier, was incredibly soft, and was noticeably brighter. When I saw that Michael Todd Beauty had an at-home dermaplane system, I was definitely intrigued. I read several reviews and decided to take the plunge.

What is dermaplane?

Dermaplane is essentially like shaving your face. WAIT, don’t run away just yet. This process is not meant to scare anyone away. This system gets all of the dead skin and peach fuzz off of your face. Trust me, I was shocked at how much peach fuzz I had!

Is it safe for sensitive skin?

YES, I have super sensitive skin and have had no problems so far. Just be sure to follow the instructions ;)

Does it hurt?

Not if you do it right! You have to pull your skin taut so that you won’t slip and cut your skin. It seems like an intimidating process, but don’t worry!

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Dermaplane system (c/o Michael Todd Beauty)

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How often should I use the dermaplane?

I’ve been using this system once weekly. I also use an exfoliating treatment once weekly as well. My skin has never felt softer! Even though I had little hair on my face, getting rid of the peach fuzz really helped my skin look fresher and brighter. I also am in an ongoing effort to get rid of dark spots that were caused by sun damage. I talk about my sun damage/dark spots in this post and which foundations work for me.

How should I prep my skin?

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This is important! Be sure to use a cleanser that gets rid of ALL of the oil from your skin. The dermaplane system will be next to useless if you don’t clean your skin first. Thankfully, the Sonic Smooth system comes with a cleanser.

How should I treat my skin after?

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The lovelies at Michael Todd Beauty are so genius, because they include an after-process gel that soothes the skin nicely. Don’t worry about seeing a little redness, that’s normal! I also really like this product that I use after getting my eyebrows waxed.

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Here is my fresh, clean skin after dermaplane. I am really liking the results so far, and I can’t wait to continue to get rid of my dark spots. YAY!

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I’m so thankful that Michael Todd Beauty was kind enough to send me the at-home sonic smooth system to try. As always, all opinions are my own. Thanks for reading & let me know if you have any questions. XO,

Rebekah

*This post has been sponsored by the Onyx Youth Magnet Mask. All opinions are my own.*

With the holidays right around the corner, beauty has really been on my mind. I think at the end of each year, I tend to look back on how I changed. This year, I’ve been making an effort to take better care of my skin. I feel like we pretty much skipped fall and went straight into winter. There is nothing more important than keeping your skin moisturized in the cold weather! Today I wanted to share my experience with a new tool I got, the Onyx Youth Magnet Mask.

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onyx youth magnet mask, face mask, mask, magnet mask

onyx youth magnet mask, face mask, mask, magnet mask

onyx youth magnet mask, face mask, mask, magnet mask

onyx youth magnet mask, face mask, mask, magnet mask

onyx youth magnet mask, face mask, mask, magnet mask

onyx youth magnet mask, face mask, mask, magnet mask

First of all, I feel like I should be singing a song about magic because that’s what this mask is. I have to admit that I was skeptical if the magnet would really even work at taking the mask off. Well, I can tell you that it worked perfectly. It was seriously mesmerizing to watch! The packaging is beautiful, and is perfectly boxed.

As you know, I turned 30 this year. I wanted to crawl under a rock, but I don’t figure that will make me any younger ;) One of the major ways to prevent wrinkles is through hydrated, moisturized skin.

So, how does this product work? I’m glad you asked! I did some pretty extensive research before slathering this product all over my face. I’m a chemistry nerd, so I know that this product must be iron-rich. I was right. This is what makes the mask able to dip deep into pores and dig out impurities. With the included magnet wand, you get to watch the magic. What I love about this mask kit is that it comes with covers for the magnet wand. Other products do not, so this definitely is a game-changer. No more mask all over your hands and under your nails!

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What are the ingredients? Here’s a photo that shows just which botanical oils are in this mask:

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The mask also contains all-natural Korean volcanic minerals and an anti-aging amino acid complex. Keep in mind that this mask is safe for even the most sensitive skin types (like mine).

How can I purchase this kit? I’ve got a special deal for you. Use code “bemagnetic” here to receive 20% off your kit. #MagnetBeauty

What if I have questions? I know that any of your friends or ladies in your family would love to try out this mask! It makes a great gift. If you have any questions about my experience or want to know more, email me or contact me on Twitter!

Thank you so much to Onyx for my super soft & hydrated skin!

XO,

Rebekah

(photos by D. Keener Photography)