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

Happy Monday! I don’t know why but I always open these posts up telling about the weather. It’s SO cold here in the mornings then it turns like 70 degrees in the afternoon. Talk about a nightmare for how to dress. Layers it is! There’s probably nothing more that I enjoy than beauty products that actually work. In today’s world, it can be easy for a brand to make claims about how amazing a product is. I think that different products work better for different people. I thought I would share my experience with four beauty discoveries I have made thus far in 2018.
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{ONE} Herpecin L lip balm

You might remember me raving about this lip balm in this post. Well, I can truly say it’s become a staple in my makeup bag. Since I’m taking better care of my skin (sun-wise), I am sure to bring this with me everywhere! This will protect your lips from the sun, and don’t worry you don’t have to have cold sores to use it. PS you can’t beat the price ;)

{TWO} Oribe Serene Scalp Cream

Since winter, my scalp has become dry + itchy. I had been searching and searching for a scalp product. It literally felt like it was meant to be, because I saw this product on someone’s IG story and I was like WOW I must try that. It’s brand new, and I am in love. It has a cooling mint effect that leaves my scalp healthier and moisturized without causing oiliness.

{THREE} Briogeo Leave-In Mask Spray

This stuff is hands down THE BEST. I have practically BEGGED for help with my tangly hair and I’ve tried everything on the market. This product is the ONLY thing I use now after shampooing, because I can use my wet brush and brush right through my hair. I love the fact that it’s a leave-in mask but I love even more that it’s in a spray form. I don’t have to get my hands all yucky when using it! BUY this now.

{FOUR} NARS concealer

This concealer is my favorite for build-able coverage under my eyes. I use the lightest color (Chantilly) to really get rid of the dark circles. LOVE that it lasts all day and does not cake or crease.

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herpecin L, beauty discoveries, haircare, hair mask, lip balm, concealer, scalp

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(makeup bag is here)

While all of these beauty discoveries may not be new on the market, I have just recently discovered them in the past couple of months. I would love to hear products you’ve found this year! Let me know in the comments.

XO,

Rebekah

 

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