Do you ever wonder what is in the skincare and beauty products you use on a daily basis? Most of our beauty products are chocked full of harmful chemicals. These harmful chemicals eventually make their way into your body through your skin. It is so important to know exactly what goes into our body. Whether it be food, liquids or cosmetics, we all need to be aware. Sadly, the majority of the skincare products out there are harmful for our bodies. It’s taken me years to finally realize that I needed to make a drastic change to start living a healthier life, starting with my skin. Now that we are starting a brand new year, there’s no better time than the present!
If you’re not familiar with BeautyCounter cosmetics by now, I’ll let you in on a little secret. They have become a personal favorite of mine for the past 6 months. Why, you ask? BeautyCounter cosmetics are the SAFEST beauty products on the planet. No joke. Their mission – To get safer products into the hands of everyone. Everything we put on our skin gets absorbed into our bodies and the majority has toxic chemicals in it. I don’t know about y’all but I definitely don’t read the ingredient labels on my beauty products. It’s recently come to my attention that the majority of what I have been using has terrible ingredients. I’ve been actively changing my routine to safer skincare and beauty.
For as long as I can remember I have always had extremely fine and straight hair. The type of hair that no matter what you put in it will never hold a curl or any type of hair style. Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love my straight hair but having the same long, straight hair style for 31+ years isn’t ideal. A few years ago I went to the extreme and chopped it all off but even then, I couldn’t style it any different but straight. How boring! I had done research on hair extensions in the past but never actually committed to getting them. It seemed that I was more serious about extensions when I chopped all of my hair off. I tried the clip in extensions and they worked great until my hair wouldn’t blend properly with them. That’s when I found Natural Beaded Rows Hair Extensions.
Hello, October!! (Geez, where has the time gone) October is one of my favorites months; 1. because it’s my mom’s birthday 2. because HALLOWEEN and 3. it actually starts feeling like Fall in Texas!! If you haven’t guessed by now, Halloween is one of my favorite holidays and I do everything I can to celebrate, including but not limited to amazing costume makeup with my girl, Lorena. We have been working on some fun make-up projects since I met her over 5 years ago. Obviously, we couldn’t let this Halloween pass us by without another cool look! If you missed last year’s post, click HERE. We showed 4 Halloween looks that are sure to turn heads and super easy to recreate!
Does anyone else reading this post have hair extensions? Y’all know the hair drying struggle is real! Anyway, I got my first set of hair extensions about 3-4 months ago in an attempt to make my hair fuller and thicker. Once they were successfully installed, dried and styled I never paid much attention to them the first few days until my first wash. Silly ole’ me thought that this would be like any other day I washed and dried my hair but I was wrong!! A normal dry time for me was literally 5 minutes… with extensions and my crappy dryer is was TWO HOURS! The texture of hair extensions is so different than the texture of my natural hair so I was immediately on the hunt for something that would dry my hair extremely fast. No one has time to spend hours on their hair, at least I know I don’t! After getting extensions my entire hair washing and drying routine changed. I would wash at night, sleep on it wet and then blow dry the rest in the morning which made things pretty efficient but it wasn’t ideal. I finally rounded up the best of the best hair dryers that dry hair extensions quickly.
Does anyone else out there suffer from the occasional feeling of insomnia? You’re absolutely exhausted but your braid just won’t shut off? This is me, ALL the time, especially over the past couple of days since Hurricane Harvey hit Texas. My mind has been racing constantly wondering how people are doing on the coast, what I can do to help, dealing with my own issues at my house from the weather, etc. It’s been never ending! Not to mention, I seem to have sleeping issues either way but when something big is happening or I’m in desperate need of a good night’s rest I can’t, for the life of me, fall asleep. I refuse to take sleeping pills so I have found a few (5 to be exact) things that have helped me get to sleep a little easier without taking pills. Obviously, you don’t have to do all of these things in one night but maybe try them over the span of a week and see if you notice a difference.
I never thought the day would come where I would be able to skip the optometrist to order my contacts! Does anyone else cringe at the thought of having to make a trip all the way to the eye doctor just to get a prescription refilled?? Don’t get me wrong, I do love going to the optometrist since my friend owns the clinic and it’s great to catch up but sometimes I wish I could just stay in the comfort of my own home and easily order new contacts. Or those times when I am about to go out of town and I look and notice I only have a few days worth of contacts left only to find out my prescription has expired and now I need to make a trip in. It’s just so time consuming and more money than I want to pay most times.
With all of the harmful chemicals put in most beauty products these days, how do you know what’s best for your body and skin? On the other end, why would you want to spend days, weeks or months trying out multiple skincare products that could be harmful to begin with? I was one of those girls that waited way too long to get into a good skincare regimen until recently. Leading up to this point, there was much trial and error figuring out what worked best for my skin. This entire post is dedicated to sharing FOUR of my favorite skincare products by TULA and why they work for most.
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Sh*t just got real… But seriously, you’re going to get to know me really well with this post. I don’t know about you, but I know I don’t like to be that person after going to the bathroom in a public place or even at home. This is totally TMI, but I’m one of those people who is doing the triple flush before, during and after and then dousing the bathroom with a ridiculous amount of air freshener. I mean, no one needs to know that us ladies poop or even worse, have smelly poop!! 😂 Sorry guys. Continue Reading
We all have those days where all we want is what we can’t have. Whether it be less wrinkles, straight hair, the perfect body, long eyelashes, we’ve all been there. I was one of those people who was born with extremely long eyelashes. No idea where they came from or which family member I got them from but I really never paid any attention to them until the eyelash extension craze started a few years ago. Almost everyday someone will ask me where I get my lashes done and if I love having lash extensions. Obviously, they’re a little taken aback when I say they are 100% natural and immediately want to know my lash secrets!