Category Archives: Skin Care

Don’t Neglect Your Nose

The nose shouldn’t be looked over. We need to take care of just like any other part of our body. Especially since it’s the center of our faces.

If you suffer from black heads or just have gunk stuck in your nose Biore has a great product that should definitely help. They are Biore’s Pore Perfect Deep Cleansing Pore Strips. They are so easy to use. Simply wash your face and dry it off. Then dab some water on your nose with your hands and apply one of the nose strips on your nose. The water helps it stick to your skin. After 10 to 15 minutes, slowly start to peel off the pore strip. By this time it should have hardened. Once it’s off you’ll notice the gunk it’s pulled out from deep in your nose.


Continue this routine 2 to 3 times a week for a clean nose.



Does the heel of your foot ever get rough, dry and or flaky? It’s normal, don’t freak out. I usually scrub my feet with a scrub to get rid of the dead skin. Avon has a great foot scrub, it’s called Foot Works Tropical Coconut Sea Salt Foot Scrub. It smells delicious and reminds me of Caribbean beachy days. For only $2.99 I’d say that’s a steal.

PROD_1027199_XLAfter rinsing off the foot scrub I finish scrubbing off the dead skin with a foot file. Continue doing this 1 to 2 times a week. I do while in the shower. It’s quick and simple.

Intense Hair Therapy

Even if you’ve never colored your hair, it’s still important to take care of it from damage. You need to be aware of sun damage, dehydration, and split ends. Now this is something I have yet to try, but I’ve heard very good things about. Pantene Pro-V has a weekly treatment that you leave in your hair for just 3 minutes. It’s called the 3 Minute Miracle Weekly Intensive Treatment. With a name like that, it’s pretty tough to pass up.

IMG_9515I don’t even have to explain how it works. The back of the box tells you everything. Take a look:


Spa for your Lips

Your lips need to be pampered just as much as any other part of the body. We don’t only have to worry about them being chapped in the winter, but the sun does some damage to them as well. While at the beach I obsessed over protecting my skin from the sun and didn’t give much thought to my lips. Later in the day I paid the price for my mistake. My lips felt a little sunburned and I had to constantly apply lip balm to ease the discomfort. Thanks to a little routine I followed for the next couple of days they felt extra smooth soon after.

Every night I exfoliated my lips. You can use any lip exfoliator. I love how Kiss Me Exfoliating Lip Scrub from Philosophy works. You just leave it on for up to 3 minutes and wah-lah smooth lips.  231313_fpx.tif

My favorite chap stick is Burt’s Bees, but “desperate measure calls for desperate actions”. I opted for a second balm on top of that one. I started using C.O. BIGELOW’s Rose Salve and I love it.

Instantly Bronze

Being a huge fan of Bare Essentials and at home tanning, I decided to give Bare Essentials FAUX TAN a try. In a previous post about foe tanning I mentioned that I wanted to try it and I’m so glad I did. It REALLY worked. I saw color immediately on my skin. I started with the legs and worked my way up. The bottle says that you don’t need to apply again for 5-7 days and it’s true. 

2074033With this wonderful product comes a couple of warnings from yours truly: 

  • You have to make sure you blend the liquid really well into your skin so that you don’t have any streaks. 
  • It takes a little long to dry completely so make sure you have time to really apply it. (It’s not a quick task.)
  • Wash your hands IMMEDIATELY! (I thought my hands were going to stay orange for sure. The product is really strong so wash you hands thoroughly and quickly before it gets the chance to stain the palms of your hands.)

The Faux Tan is great to use if you need an instant or emergency tan. It’s too messy and not quick enough for me to use often. I think I’ll stick to my Jergens mousse tanner. It’s quick, not messy, and a little more affordable for my budget. 


Tan at Home

I decided to give the foe tan a try and guess what? It works =). I was walking through the beauty ailes at Target when I came across the Jergens tanning moisturizer. They had a 2 for one deal going on. It was the body lotion along with the face moisturizers for the price of one. With nothing to lose and a tan to gain, I chose to try it out. 

new_ng_expressI chose the Jergens Natural Glow Express, because I love instant gratification and it said on the bottle that in 3 days I would start to see a color change. It’s the third day and I’m actually seeing some color. I’m Tan =). The lotion really works. You guys have to try it. Just make sure to wash your hands really well after applying and let it dry for a few seconds before putting any clothes on. 


Foe Tan

I don’t think anyone loves tanning more than I do. The joy I get from laying out is: aaaahhh. Amazing. But I have become more conscious of the sun’s harmful rays. We do have other options, other than just laying out. Self tanners are a great option.

31YX828VK7L._SL500_AA280_Jergens is affordable and really works. The lotion comes in three shades, Everyone can find one that matches their skin tone best. They also sell the tanning lotion for the face. 








P235700_heroThis one, Sevin Nyne is by Lindsay Lohan. It comes in a spray form, and it’s supposed to be really easy to apply. It can be found at Sephora stores.








P99721_heroBare Essentials has yet to let me down. I had no idea they had a self tanner. I’ve gotten good results from the Jergens lotion, but I will be trying this one.








Self tanners are a great way of adding color without harming your skin, and it’s a good way of maintaining a lovely glow. Give it a try.