Thursday, December 3, 2015

*Tutorial* New Year's Makeup Look Using Elf Cosmetics!




I REALLY wanted to do an affordable, budget-friendly New Year's makeup tutorial...so I did! I loved this look, and I had more than a few compliments from strangers while I was rocking it, so I figured some of you may enjoy this look as well! It's easy, affordable and fabulous--and you can recreate this look on the cheap.

PRODUCTS USED:
Elf Mineral Eyeshadow Primer in Sheer
Elf Contouring Blush & Bronzing Powder in Fiji
Elf Baked Eyeshadow Palette in NYC
Elf Mineral Infused Mascara
Elf Makeup Mist & set
Elf Mineral Liner in Coffee
Wet N Wild Fergie Cream Eyeliner in Little Black Dress
Elf Mineral Liner in Black
Elf Illuminating Palette
Elf Blush Palette in Dark
Elf HD Powder in Corrective Yellow
Elf Moisturizing Lipstick in Marsala Blush
Elf Lip Exfoliator
Elf Hydrating Under Eye Primer
Elf Lip Definer & Shaper


Tuesday, December 1, 2015

*REVIEW* White Tara Organics Allure Eye Gel

I have tried so hard not to spill the beans on this product--but it's been extremely tempting! Finally, I am typing up a review of the White Tara Organics Allure Eye Gel which can be purchased on amazon as well as their online website. If you click the "Purchase" button, it promptly directs you to their store on Amazon.
The company was kind enough to send me this product for review. The only compensation I received was the product itself. With that being said, let's get down to business!

Price:  Retail is $57.95 but it's on sale right now for $29.95 for 0.5 oz.

What it is:
"A peptide enriched gel for skin around the eyes. Soothes, firms, brightens and & restores elasticity."

Packaging:
Pump dispenser which pumps out the perfect amount of product, not too little and not too much.

Product: 
A clearish-milky gel that absorbs within seconds. Feels slightly cool to the touch. Very lightweight and silky/soft. 72% Organic.

Product Claims:
This product claims to firm, brighten, soothe and restore elasticity.

Key Ingredients & What They Do:
Aloe Vera, Periwinkle, Retinol, Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin E, Silk Protein Amino Acid.
Aloe Vera: Full of antioxidants which help fight the signs of aging, helps firm skin as well as keeps skin hydrated.
Periwinkle: Known to help with acne, dermatitis and eczema.
Retinol: Helps fight wrinkles from sun damage, acne, eczema, discolorations and it's full of discolorations.
Hyaluronic Acid: Reduces inflammation, retains moisture thus plumping up skin, aids in penetration of skin--making your other products far more effective and creates a healthy skin barrier that helps with so many different skin concerns. (This is my favorite ingredient in the world, lol!) 
Vitamin E: Blocks free radicals.
Silk Protein Amino Acids: This is needed for collagen production, protects against UV damage, repairs damaged skin, conditions skin and is an aid to penetration of the skin.

Sounds like a winning team, right?



Sleek and simple packaging.


The pump produces the perfect amount on product every single time.

The gel consistency glides on evenly and absorbs very quickly.



I talked about this product in a recent Favorites Video on my Youtube Channel for a reason! As soon as I applied it, I watched and waited for about 30 seconds to see this product fully absorb into my skin. I pump a small amount onto the pad of my ring finger and then I rub both of my ring fingers together. I then gently pat the product onto the skin under my eye, my eyelid, crease etc. It has a very faint almost cucumber kind of scent to it. It's crazy to say this, but I actually noticed a small difference within a few minutes of applying this! Since this is a gel and not a cream, it absorbs faster and penetrates more thoroughly. I love creams, but quite a few are so heavy that they just kind of "sit" on the skin...not this product! My eyes can be extremely puffy due to lack of sleep, stress and allergies. This instantly makes my under eye area look softer and more hydrated without any sheen or "greasy" look/feeling. It has a cool and refreshing feeling on my skin which is nice. It doesn't leave a tacky or sticky feeling, which is a huge plus with me...there's nothing like waking up and being creepily stuck to your pillow, lol. I do not really have any "bags" under my eyes, so I can't say much about whether or not it would benefit one in that aspect, but after doing plenty of research online on the ingredients as well as other customer's thoughts and opinions, this product actually DOES help alleviate that issue to a great extent, so I would recommend this product if you have bags under your eyes or dark circles. The company "Guarantees" this product, so I was even more excited to try this product. Within 4 days my skin just FELT incredibly moisturized, and more soft. I did notice my under eye area looked lighter and more even in skin tone, even though I do not have bags...so I am impressed! It softened my crow's feet and under eye wrinkles as well. Within a month of use, it just continually got better. My wrinkles and crow's feet have lessened noticeably, my skin is still soft and more hydrated. (Keeping skin hydrated is the BEST way to fight aging!) I have been applying this twice daily (except one day I was in a hurry and skipped my skincare regimen altogether) once in the morning after washing my face and once in the evening after washing my face. After I apply this product, I apply a moisturizer which I will be blogging about in a few day's time.

Final Thoughts:
This product is an awesome deal for the sale price right now! It's lightweight, moisturizing and has ingredients that make this product work! I will be purchasing a few back ups of this product. I don't know how long the price will be reduced, so if you have bags, dark circles, or just want to give your mature skin a boost, this product is for you.

*REVIEW* White Tara Organics Allure Eye Gel

I have tried so hard not to spill the beans on this product--but it's been extremely tempting! Finally, I am typing up a review of the White Tara Organics Allure Eye Gel which can be purchased on amazon as well as their online website. If you click the "Purchase" button, it promptly directs you to their store on Amazon.
The company was kind enough to send me this product for review. The only compensation I received was the product itself. With that being said, let's get down to business!

Price:  Retail is $57.95 but it's on sale right now for $29.95 for 0.5 oz.

What it is:
"A peptide enriched gel for skin around the eyes. Soothes, firms, brightens and & restores elasticity."

Packaging:
Pump dispenser which pumps out the perfect amount of product, not too little and not too much.

Product: 
A clearish-milky gel that absorbs within seconds. Feels slightly cool to the touch. Very lightweight and silky/soft. 72% Organic.

Product Claims:
This product claims to firm, brighten, soothe and restore elasticity.

Key Ingredients & What They Do:
Aloe Vera, Periwinkle, Retinol, Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin E, Silk Protein Amino Acid.
Aloe Vera: Full of antioxidants which help fight the signs of aging, helps firm skin as well as keeps skin hydrated.
Periwinkle: Known to help with acne, dermatitis and eczema.
Retinol: Helps fight wrinkles from sun damage, acne, eczema, discolorations and it's full of discolorations.
Hyaluronic Acid: Reduces inflammation, retains moisture thus plumping up skin, aids in penetration of skin--making your other products far more effective and creates a healthy skin barrier that helps with so many different skin concerns. (This is my favorite ingredient in the world, lol!) 
Vitamin E: Blocks free radicals.
Silk Protein Amino Acids: This is needed for collagen production, protects against UV damage, repairs damaged skin, conditions skin and is an aid to penetration of the skin.

Sounds like a winning team, right?



Sleek and simple packaging.


The pump produces the perfect amount on product every single time.

The gel consistency glides on evenly and absorbs very quickly.



I talked about this product in a recent Favorites Video on my Youtube Channel for a reason! As soon as I applied it, I watched and waited for about 30 seconds to see this product fully absorb into my skin. I pump a small amount onto the pad of my ring finger and then I rub both of my ring fingers together. I then gently pat the product onto the skin under my eye, my eyelid, crease etc. It has a very faint almost cucumber kind of scent to it. It's crazy to say this, but I actually noticed a small difference within a few minutes of applying this! Since this is a gel and not a cream, it absorbs faster and penetrates more thoroughly. I love creams, but quite a few are so heavy that they just kind of "sit" on the skin...not this product! My eyes can be extremely puffy due to lack of sleep, stress and allergies. This instantly makes my under eye area look softer and more hydrated without any sheen or "greasy" look/feeling. It has a cool and refreshing feeling on my skin which is nice. It doesn't leave a tacky or sticky feeling, which is a huge plus with me...there's nothing like waking up and being creepily stuck to your pillow, lol. I do not really have any "bags" under my eyes, so I can't say much about whether or not it would benefit one in that aspect, but after doing plenty of research online on the ingredients as well as other customer's thoughts and opinions, this product actually DOES help alleviate that issue to a great extent, so I would recommend this product if you have bags under your eyes or dark circles. The company "Guarantees" this product, so I was even more excited to try this product. Within 4 days my skin just FELT incredibly moisturized, and more soft. I did notice my under eye area looked lighter and more even in skin tone, even though I do not have bags...so I am impressed! It softened my crow's feet and under eye wrinkles as well. Within a month of use, it just continually got better. My wrinkles and crow's feet have lessened noticeably, my skin is still soft and more hydrated. (Keeping skin hydrated is the BEST way to fight aging!) I have been applying this twice daily (except one day I was in a hurry and skipped my skincare regimen altogether) once in the morning after washing my face and once in the evening after washing my face. After I apply this product, I apply a moisturizer which I will be blogging about in a few day's time.

Final Thoughts:
This product is an awesome deal for the sale price right now! It's lightweight, moisturizing and has ingredients that make this product work! I will be purchasing a few back ups of this product. I don't know how long the price will be reduced, so if you have bags, dark circles, or just want to give your mature skin a boost, this product is for you.

Monday, November 9, 2015

Savannah Bee Royal Jelly Body Butters Review!


Okay, I'm excited to post about these! I've been taking these to work and letting the girls I work with try them to get more opinions on these as well. The company had provided me with the original and the sensitive skin version for review. You can find their shop here at https://savannahbee.com/ as well as their shop on amazon here at http://www.amazon.com/The-Savannah-Bee-Company

If you sign up for their emails on their store website, you get 10% off of a purchase which is pretty nifty.

These are the Savannah Bee Royal Jelly Body Butters in the Original Formula and the Sensitive Skin Formula. They retail for $24.70 for the full sized jars which are 6.7 oz/190g of product (That's quite a lot!) and these pictured below are the "mini" sized products which retail for $12.90 each for 1.65 oz/48g of product, which is the PERFECT size!


The packaging is sleek and unique. They come in little boxes with a hinged lid.


They have a silver embossed lid with the brand logo. On the inside of the box's lid, it reads:

The most precious product of the hive, Royal Jelly is a "Cinderella" substance that turns a worker bee into a Queen...and allows her to live 40 times longer than the average bee as a result! Replete with a multitude of vitamins, proteins, lipids and sugars, this amazing natural substance is known for it's nourishing and deep moisturizing properties--as well as it's ability to promote skin's elasticity  and smooth appearance.

Seriously, these would make AMAZING gifts for Mothers, Sisters, Friends, Teachers, etc.


You get a pretty heavy glass jar of product. The weight is 1.65 oz/48 grams, which is the "mini" size. These are pretty large for being called "mini," to be honest. It's not often that I find beauty products that come in actual glass jars, so this company get's an A++ for packaging! It's cute, practical, reusable and sturdy.





As soon as you unscrew the jar of the original one, you get a wonderful whiff of a sweet aroma. It's sweet like candy (I imagine it's because of the sugar) and it smells amazing. Everyone who has used it has commented on how great it smells! After a few minutes this smell fades to light, faint, comforting scent, which is not overpowering whatsoever. With the Sensitive Skin Body Butter, there's hardly a scent at all.


When you apply the products to the skin, they have a medium thickness (which is awesome because it coats evenly and well without running) that actually absorbs fairly quickly. It left my hands matte yet hydrated, but without a silicone/greasy feeling. It's hard to describe--I haven't tried a product like this before...my hands stayed incredibly soft for over 4 hours after application. I applied it twice during my work shift. I use less than the amount you see pictured here on my hand...and it does the job. I wanted to get a pretty good picture of the consistency for you guys, so I kinda gooped a bit on my hand, lol. It reminds me a bit of an emulsion cream without the greasy feeling. 

What I really enjoyed the most was the fact that even though my hands felt moisturized and I had applied lotion to them, I had no slip and no problems while typing during my shift! My hands looked and felt supple and soft without the standard "I just applied lotion now I can't type for crap" feeling. That's huge in my book since I type all day at work. I had no problem using my mouse, and I was able to grip anything and everything I needed. Since Royal Jelly is an anti-aging product, I think I'm even more excited to use this daily. I do a lot with my hands, and I'm noticing a few small wrinkles which have appeared on my hands over the past 2 years. 

This product was a HUGE hit with about 10 of us gals at work. A few of them were even asking day after day if I brought them in, ha ha ha!

Would I repurchase?

Without a doubt. I used to love The Body Shop and Bath & Body Works, but this product kind of pairs my fave things about both brands such as: I love the BBW scents, but I hate how runny their lotion can be and how much the scent fades...not really worth their prices in my honest opinion. With this product, the scent does fade, but I can still smell it for HOURS, and it moisturizes without leaving me greasy. A little bit goes a long way, AND it has anti-aging ingredients...that's a HUGE win with me. With The Body Shop, I absolutely love their products, but their lotion leaves me greasy, and I have to reapply it quite often. For the price point of TBS, it's not as price efficient for me unless they are having a sale, and even then, most of their products do not smell as delicious as this. With this Body Butter, the scent is there even if it's light, any time I have my hands in front of my face I can smell it...and my hands are not left with a greasy feeling. 



Sunday, November 8, 2015

Giveaway Winners!

It took me forever and a day to select a winner for my giveaways, and I'm so sorry about that guys! Rafflecopter (the platform I use to host them) kept crashing on me and I had to have help from the team. I have been using this platform to host giveaways for at least 2 years now, and I'm doing research on other platforms to use because I would love to have my giveaways available for all of my social platforms. Someone had recommended using a form with google docs and importing the entries manually...I'm not sure if that's the route I want to go, so if any of you host giveaways of your own, please let me know how you do yours--I'd REALLY appreciate it!

Now on to the good stuff!

Winner of the Foreo Luna Mini:
Jessica C of jessbot*****@yahoo.com

Winner of the Nail Magic Lot:
Michael H of diva******@gmail.com

Winner of the Asian Beauty Skincare/Lip/Cheek Lot:
Nobody entered!!!??? I can't believe that nobody entered this giveaway! I'm not sure what to do with these since I already own these for myself, lol. I might save them and use them in another giveaway in the future.

I want to give a huge thank you to everyone who entered. You guys are amazing and I wish that I could do something awesome for all of you!

I love you guys so very much!

With Love,
      Nikki

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Fall/Holiday Makeup Tutorial Featuring the Too Faced Natural At Night Palette!

Hey Loves! Here is a super fun and easy Fall look for this Holiday Season! I had so much fun coming up with this look that I really wanted to share it with you, so here's the video and the products will be listed down below of course!




Elf Mineral Eyeshadow Primer in Sheer
Too Faced Natural At Night Palette
Urban Decay 24/7 Liner in Roach
Elf Mineral Infused Mascara
Elf Moisturizing Lipstick in Marsala Blush
Elf Intense Ink Liner
Kat Von D Autograph Liner in Puro Amor
Elf Makeup Mist & Set
MAC Blush in Harmony
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Luminous Light
Elf Lip Definer & Shaper

Thursday, October 8, 2015

The Alexa Coffee Scrub Winner Is...

First off, I want to apologize for my absence. Those of you who follow me on Youtube already know a few things that have been going on...but for those of you who do not--here's a quick break down of all the things: My Aunt passed away last month, I had a stye on my eyelid...which meant no beauty products until it left my face and as soon as it went away, I ended up getting a cold that morphed into a flu. :( I'm feeling MUCH better now, but I've been working on resting and getting better so that I can bring you guys and gals some awesome content!!! I have to work this weekend, but I do plan on working on my blog as well as Youtube in the next few days, so I'll be seeing you soon! I have decided to go all out and have 3 different Giveaways at once to make up for my absence...aaaaand I'm pretty stoked about doing so! I have to go to work, and I have most of the rafflecopter stuff done for the Giveaways, so when I get home I will have just a few finishing touches to do before they go live! Love you guys! 

And here's the WINNER! 


Hey Girl! You are going to get fancy with this scrub. An email has been sent! I want to thank everyone who entered this Giveaway, and


Saturday, September 26, 2015

Outfit Of The Day- Comic Book Casual

Hi Everyone! Fall is here and it's time to pull out the leggings and comfy stuff. So for those of you ladies who are a bit "Fluffy," like myself:


* Leggings are like my Holy Grail clothing item...I wear them with dresses and skirts during Fall, and they always look great with an oversized sweater or shirt! I purchased these in the size XL from Vanity.com when they were on sale for $6.00.

* Graphic shirts are your friend: You can literally go to any clothing store or thrift shop and find a shirt with a picture or writing on it. It doesn't have to be fancy--it's how you wear it that will make it that way. I purchased this Thor shirt from Target a while back for $12.00. It's an XL, but it would also fit XXL. This shirt has been tucked into pencil skirts with blazers, worn with leggings, jeans, and under button ups. I love it because it gives a hint of my personality and hobbies while I accessorize it to make it fun and fashionable. I noticed Macy's had a Thor shirt on sale for only $12.00 so I imagine a quick internet search for your fave Marvel or DC hero (IF you're geeky like me) would produce an overabundance of items!

* Vintage scarves from thrift stores and yard sales add a bit of sass and class to any outfit. I bought this one at a yard sale for $0.25 and I usually wear it in my hair, but I enjoy changing it up!

* Boots are a MUST HAVE! I own 3 pairs and love all of them dearly. I pair them with my leggings 75% of the time.  I purchased these foldover chevron boots from Vanity.com when they were on sale for $10.00. They are now discontinued, but you can find boots almost ANYWHERE.




How do you guys wear leggings? These are my jam...when they were on sale, I bought 3 pairs!

Friday, September 25, 2015

Fall + Holiday Makeup Tutorial

Hey Babes and Bros! This is a VERY easy yet sassy warm look for Fall,  the Holidays and Parties! I hope you guys enjoy this tutorial!





Products Used:

Smashbox Full Exposure
Elf Mineral Eyeshadow Primer
Elf Mineral Infused mascara
MAC Lipliner in Subculture
Elf Moisturizing Lipstick In The Nude
Elf Cream Blush in Vixen
Colourpop Super Shock Cheek in Wisp
Urban Decay 24/7 Liner in Twice Baked
Elf Makeup Mist & Set


Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Tilly's 50% OFF EVERYTHING in the Outlet!!!

This is the big one, the one that my guy and I have been waiting for! Time to stock up on shoes, accessories and maybe a shirt or two! This sale is good until the 20th, and these sizes and items will go fast. They ALWAYS do. Clothing from under $2.00-$15.00 is pretty hot IMO.



Tillys Click here to visit the outlet:
50% Off ALL Outlet! Valid 9/17-9/20.

Every time they have a 50% off deal around this time of year, I pick up a few shirts for my boyfriend as Christmas Gifts. They have some shirts for only $7.00 and a few for around $12.00. You get 50% OFF of the red price, How cool is that!? Here are a few screenshots of men's items for a super good price!

Adidas shoes for $30.00--perfect for back to school!


50% Off ALL Outlet! Valid 9/17-9/20.

I don't know about you guys, but I think that wrap duster for under $7.00 is a STEAL.

50% Off ALL Outlet! Valid 9/17-9/20.


50% Off ALL Outlet! Valid 9/17-9/20.













This post contains affiliate links. My Aunt passed away from Cancer September 9th. I plan on donating money to help aid cancer research. Any little bit helps!


XL-XXL Fashion Posts Coming Soon!

I know that some of you have already heard the news, but I wanted to let you guys know here that yes, I will be doing fashion posts on my Lifestyle page! I will also be sharing these posts on my Youtube channel as well as my IG account, so please subscribe if you haven't already!

So here's the nitty gritty:

I am 5'2 and weigh 160 lbs. I am working out and trying to lose weight, not because I'm unhappy with my figure though--I love who I am! I have a heart condition as well as RA. Living healthier and losing weight will be very helpful in the longevity of my life as well as slow down the arthritisis' progression. That being said, I have had a super-freaking hard time finding cute and stylish clothes that are in my size. I want to share my finds with you guys, be it how I dress to fit my body shape as well as let you guys know what stores carry cute things in our size. Just because I'm "fluffy" doesn't mean that I should dress terrible...and I think companies are more accepting now of different body shapes and sizes instead of the typical sizes of 0-10.

Here's a preview of my normal Fall Day-time style:


I purchased the tops from a secondhand store and the capris from Delia's online website when I posted about their going out of business sale a while back. I paid around $7 for the pants--and I love them! The heels were picked up at Deb's in my local mall. I think I paid a total of $25 for the entire outfit. 

What's your fave clothing item for Fall? 

I appreciate every single one of you who enjoy these posts. I have been going back and forth with how to do fashion posts for over a year now and I am happy to finally be able to them!

Demo: Some of My Fave Lipsticks for Fall 2015!



Choosing a certain number of lip products was SO DARN HARD. I love all of my lipsticks Ha ha ha!

Here's the ones that made the cut:

LA Girl Matte Flat Finish Pigment Glosses in Rebel and Stunner
Colourpop Lippie Stix in Bichette, Feminist, LBB, Creature, Ellarie
LunaticK Labs Apocalipsticks in Cinderhella and Bruja
Tarte Lipsurgence Lip Creme in Promise
Tarte Lipsurgence Natural Matte Lip Tint in Fiery
Kat Von D Foiled Love Lipstick in Beranice
Kat Von D Painted Love Lipstick in hellbent
MAC Tribalist, Lady Bug
Bite High Pigment Pencil in Cranberry

I will also be doing a demo video featuring my fave nudes for Fall as well.

I hope you enjoyed this video, and thank you for watching!

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Monday, September 14, 2015

GRWM: Bedtime Edition! Trying a New Skincare Regimen...

                Get Ready With Me: Bedtime Edition, Feat. Joyal            Beauty and Body Merry!








So this is my very first GRWM, and why not film my nightly skincare routine? I can't wait to go more in depth with a review for you guys--it will have to be in 2 more weeks. Things are very promising though! A few items may be listed in the products that are not in the video--I washed my face in my bathroom and did not film that, lol.


PRODUCTS USED:

Body Merry Lash & Brow Elixer
Olay Regenerist Luminous Brightening Cream Cleanser
Joyal Beauty Super Brightening Vitamin C Eye Gel
Joyal Beauty Ultra Hyaluronic Moisturizing Serum
Joyal Beauty Ultimate brightening Age Defy Serum
Joyal Beauty Super Brightening Vitamin C Serum

My skin is loving this stuff so far...have any of you tried these brands before? If so, what's your fave product?


*DISCLAIMER*
These products were sent to me for review purposes. I am not being paid to endorse these items. I'm just wanting to share my skincare journey with you, and I am grateful that the company was kind enough to let me try their products.

Friday, September 11, 2015

NOTW Julep's Cher, Shailene over Kleancolor's Black nail Polish


I know that my cuticles are not up to par...don't judge. I'm working on it! Anywhoo...I wanted to pair a duo that looked a bit glam, a bit dark and all Fall. Here's my creation:




I painted my entire nails with one coat of Kleancolor's Black nail polish.





I then applied one coat of Julep's Cher--which is a GORGEOUS green glitter.



After it dried completely, I applied a bit of scotch tape diagonally across my nail and filled in the open space with Julep's Shailene.





For the thumb nails, I applied 2 pieces of tape--so that I had a triangle shape. I filled in the open space with Shailene. 



I ended up REALLY liking these, however it took forever to photograph them in the best lighting so that one could tell a difference between the 2 shades. They both are rather dark, and in most lighting the colors look one and the same. But in the sunshine, it's a unique and glittery duo!

What are your fave nail polish duos for Fall?

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Quality Workout/Yoga Clothing and Accessories for a Good Price?

I'm learning html, so feel free to click on the pretty pictures--it will take you directly to the product! (Yay for SCIENCE!) So I'm on the hunt for a cute workout outfit. I don't want to spend a ton of money and I'm hoping to find something basic that will get the job done. I wanted to share some of my choices you guys! These few items are found at Yoga Outlet.


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I didn't see a great deal on capris or pants on the site. However a quick search at Kohl's will give you a better deal.



Now on the quest to find some shoes...this could take a while! ;)

I do yoga by myself in the comfort of my own bedroom. There are plenty of free videos on Youtube such as these Yoga for Beginners videos which are AWESOME and really worth checking out. 

How do YOU yoga? Do you prefer to be in a class with others or by yourself at home? I'd love to know!

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

My Experience with a Cheaper Version of Baby Foot. WARNING: This post may be kinda gross...and hilarious.


It's gross, it's weird yet it's popping up ALL OVER the place: Foot Peels. I understand the need for it, I mean, we neglect our feet often...always putting our weight on them, wearing uncomfortable shoes for the sake of fashion--now the feet are having their day!

The main product on the market is Baby Foot, and I being a bit skeptical and a bit nervous, decided to try a generic brand. I found a seller on eBay here for 6 pairs for $12.00 which is a great deal if it actually works! (After linking this seller, I guess they lowered their price to $9.69!!!)

I got an envelope in the mail with pre-packaged pairs.


They sent the directions as well, which was printed out on a sheet of paper.

I got excited and looked online for any helpful tips and tricks before starting on my venture. Here's EXACTLY what I did, including the best information to know, which will be added in these steps:

Step 1: Take a bath and soak your feet. Some gals online had tried using this with controlled actions, such as one girl ONLY showered, one girl MOSTLY showered and another ONLY took baths. The one who had taken baths to clean herself and soak her feet had BETTER results. So keep that in mind for optimal results!

Take a bath. I soaked in the tub and played a few casual games on my phablet for about 30 minutes. I thoroughly cleaned my feet, and I had kept a clean pair of socks, a pair of scissors, extra tape (I used scotch tape so it wouldn't hurt) and a silver package containing the booties next to the tub.

Step 2: As soon as I got out, I dried my feet, used the scissors to open the silver package containing the booties.



Step 3: Use the scissors to cut along the dotted line on the individual booties themselves, and slip them on.

Step 4: Use tape (It doesn't come with any--so please make sure that you have some on hand!) to close the top a bit more around the top of your foot. This way the booties will stay on without losing any of the chemical peely stuffs.

Step 5: Put a pair of clean socks on over the booties, walk into your livingroom or bedroom, watch TV/read/facebook for an hour and 20 minutes.

Step 6: After the time is up, go back into the bathroom and rise your feet off. I would actually wash your feet to make sure that the acid is completely off. DO NOT APPLY MOISTURIZER! Let your feet remain dry guys, that's what's going to help this stuff do it's thing in a timely manner. The more moisture you add to your feet, the longer it's going to take to get the job done.

So here's the actual product:


This is the silver package each individual pair comes in.


After opening the silver packet, you  will find a pair of clear booties inside. Each one contains the peeling substance. This is actually pretty convenient and prevents a huge mess! The pink line at the top of each one is where you will be cutting to open the booties.

I forgot to take a picture of my feet in the booties...but I slipped them on and then put on a pair of socks so that I could walk through my house without slipping and busting my ass in front of my boyfriend--he would have never let me live it down if I did so in front of him.

Day 1:

My feet feel a little dry, which is consistent with other user's reviews. Other than that, they feel like feet. I had taken a bath for 30 minutes to soak my feet. I can't wait for this stuff to do it's thing...ha ha ha.
 I would take a picture of my feet--but they just look the same. I soaked my feet for about 20 minutes.

Day 2: Took an early bath and WHOA! I'm shedding like a snake!


When I was looking up reviews and other user's trial and errors, almost everyone who showered instead of taking a bath noticed that the process took much longer to start and finish. This was on DAY 2 guys! Seriously, soak your feet in a bathtub for at least 20 minutes a night, and you will have much quicker results. I did my best not to pick at the shedding skin just because I do peels on my face, and it can hurt and or damage the new skin...but it was hard to refrain from messing with it. I've not applied lotion since I started this, and it's helped the process move along much faster than what I was reading online. This stuff is working like crazy, and my feet haven't looked this young or bright in MANY years--my mind is blown and I will be repurchasing like a crazy person!

I had been wearing socks since I started this process as to avoid freaking out my boyfriend and shedding my foot/snake skin all over the place. Well, I totes forgot to put some on tonight, and he grabbed my foot and started to give a foot rub. I didn't think anything about it because we were watching the last episode of Aqua Teen Hunger Force, and he freaked out! He released a little man-wimper which caught my attention...and then he shrieked. Really loud. I then realized that he had one of my zombie-looking feet in his hands...I was trying to figure out a way to tell him that I had applied a chemical peel to my feet without making him anymore panic-stricken, and he cried out, "You need to go to the hospital! What's wrong with your FEET!?" and he jumped up and started reaching for his keys--and then I tried to explain what a chemical peel was, and he thought I had majorly messed myself up--because acid's a frightening word when you are not knowledgeable on the subject. It took a few to calm him down, and then he washed his hands and now he's terrified of my feet. I've scarred him for life.

Day 3: I didn't take a picture because my feet looked the same, lol. Still peeling. I soaked my feet for 30 minutes today. I cannot BELIEVE what a difference this stuff makes! It's insane! I did not think my feet looked bad to begin with, but now I see what nice, pretty feet I could have been having! I've neglected my feet I guess, and I'm SO glad that this packet came with 6 pairs!!! Goodbye calluses, goodbye dull skin, hello sexy footsie times! That's a lot of excitement for a tiny paragraph.

Day 4: The bottoms of my feet have finished peeling. The top has just started. It's not crazy looking like before, it just looks majorly dry. Still peeling around my toes.


And just a little bit on the sides.

After all of the peeling and shedding like a snake...my feet look younger, more vibrant and they look better than any salon visit I've EVER had! How did I just find out about this stuff a short while back!? I've needed something like this stuff for YEARS.


This is after the process has finished. It's just magical!



Would I recommend this product to anyone else? Yes. In fact, since it came with 6 applications, I gave 2 packs away to a few friends for them to try as well. I can't wait for them to let me know how awesome their results were!

If you have been thinking about giving this a go, just do it! You'll thank me later...

Friday, September 4, 2015

*REVIEW* Daiso Japan Hyaluronic Sleeping Mask

While browsing Amazon the other night for a Sleeping Pack to try, I stumbled across a very inexpensive Sleeping Pack from Daiso Japan. It claimed to Plump up the skin and keep moisture in, so I thought "why not?" At a total of $6.29 it was worth a try. Almost every single review was in favor of the product...which helped me make my decision. So let's take a look at it, shall we?


Sleek and simple packaging. Most of the description both from and back is in Japanese.



Most of this is in Japanese, however there are a few things in English: DON'T get this stuff in your eyes, STOP using if it irritates your skin, AVOID direct sunlight and too high or low temps.


This was sealed when it arrived, which is a plus. Safety comes first! It has a simple screw cap.


The substance is clear and feels like a gel. It's a somewhat thin consistency. It disperses quite evenly.


This is 30 seconds after being spread about on the back of my hand. At first it was really shiny, but it absorbed very quickly.


Here I am sans makeup, fresh out of the shower. I do not normally just review something after one use, but I'm still having a hard time believing this super cheap product made my skin LOOK AND FEEL THIS NICE after a single use! My skin feels so plump and healthy! My skin just looks brighter and more radiant with only one use. There are a few more sleeping packs I will be reviewing very soon from some very popular brands, but I plan on using this product for at least another month. I also purchased the Daiso Japan Collagen Sleeping Pack as well, so we'll see how it works as well! If anything changes, I will be updating this post.


I purchased a few items from overseas and I hope to have a Korean Beauty Giveaway at some point. I'm a tad bit new to the Asian Beauty stuff, so I'm still doing my research. If any of you have a Daiso close to you, let me know! I'd love to pick up some more items since there isn't one near where I live.

Have any of you tried this stuff? Do you swear by Korean Beauty products? What's your favorite products/brands?
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