Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Life

Life has taken over lately and I haven't had much time to blog. We're a few weeks away from spring break here and that means the tests are about to pile on. I've been taking advantage of the free time I've had this week and have been relaxing and I even got to sleep in this morning. Lately, I've been reading a lot of others bloggers posts on "how to successfully run a blog"/"tips to a successful blog" and things of that sort. This got me thinking about exactly what kind of blog I want this to be, but I've realized that this doesn't have to be a blog about ONLY beauty or ONLY makeup or whatever. This blog is about whatever I want it to be about, whether it be fashion, beauty, skincare, my passions, or just what I did and what I ate yesterday. This blog is mine and I want to express myself and talk about the things that I love and just be free and have fun with it. And that's exactly what I'm going to do. I wish I had time to give a long thought out post every day or at least every other day, but at this point in my life thats just not really possible. Hopefully I'll get there one day, but until then, I'll still be posting at random... I did just make an order from Ulta though and I'm SUPER excited for it to get here already and share my thoughts! I've never actually ordered online from Ulta because I usually just go into the store, but they had some cool free stuff if you spent a certain amount, which of course, I did. So, I will be back soon to share that!

Hows your week going so far?

Tori

Monday, March 17, 2014

Updated Skincare

I know I said I would keep you all updated on my skincare and how my skin was improving (if it was) and what I'm using. Lately I have noticed a DRASTIC difference in my skin. I've still been taking hormone balancing pills because most of my acne is hormonal. The pills take between 3-4 months to really work and I've only been on them for about 2 months so I don't know that the major difference is coming from them, yet. I've been taking 'Shatavari' pills from whole foods which is just a hormone balancing herb, and I also have hormone balancers in my daily multi. On my skin, I have been using tea tree oil and I absolutely LOVE it. I bought just straight tea tree oil from Trader Joe's and I mixed some with water in a spray bottle for a toner, or if I want more of a spot treatment I will mix it with my TreSkinRX aloe moisturizer. You do have to be careful using the oil because it can be drying if you use too much. Usually just a drop with a normal amount of moisturizer will do. The smell is awful, but it goes away rather quickly. I also have been using the Trader Joe's natural cleansing pads with tea tree oil and I love those as well (also mentioned in my february favorites). I usually use these if my skin needs refreshing after a workout or if I just feel really gross and oily, and I will also use it if I've worn a full face of make up that day because I feel that it really gets into my pores. When my cleanser doesn't get it all, these pads do the trick.
1. TreSkinRX cleanser
2. Like I said, I will mix this with water in a spray bottle and use after I cleanse, or I will add a drop to my moisturizer
3. The natural cleansing pads I will use to tone and/or take off my makeup
4. TreSkinRX moisturizer
As for an exfoliator, I really like the TreSkin RX one, but I ran out recently and I do plan on getting another.
I will continue to keep y'all updated on my skin improvements (which hopefully there will be) and in a couple of months I will hopefully be completely clear!
What products have been working for you?

Tori

Friday, March 7, 2014

Mini Ulta & Sephora Haul

MUFE Mat velvet + (30)
Too Faced Sun Bunny Bronzer
NARS eyeshadow duo in 'Cordura'
Sephora Foundation Precision Brush

The beginning of this week I took a little shopping trip and got a few great things. I absolutely LOVE the NARS eyeshadow duo, the colors are beautiful. I was in need of a bronzer and I really like how natural this Too Faced one is. The Sephora brush is soo soft and I have fallen in love with this MUFE foundation. It keeps my oily skin under control and I just love it.

Have an amazing weekend!

Tori