Combat Oily Skin


Summer is officially here in the states. Yay for great weather and sunshine! The downside to the great weather is the oily skin that comes from it. Boo!

Here is what I do and use to combat oily skin:

I use a primer. I avoid primers with the words “shimmer” or “glow” during summer. I already get enough shine from oily skin. I don’t need to make it more shiny looking. Primer helps your makeup from disappearing and sliding. I make sure I use a primer for my face and eye makeup.

After I apply all my makeup, I set it with a translucent powder. This will further help your makeup from disappearing and your face appearing super oily.

I don’t always use a setting spray. I only use it when I know I’ll be outside for a long time or in a hot, humid area.

My best friend during summer: oil absorbing sheets. These are great to toss in your bag, purse, or even pocket. They quickly remove oil and shine quickly without smudging your makeup.

What are some of your tips and tricks to combat oily skin?


5 Skin Care Mistakes We’ve All Committed


These are some skin care mistakes I have learned from and have been told. I know there are a lot more, but these are the ones I think we all (including me) have committed.


Raise your hand if you’ve ever done this before. Come on. Don’t be shy. We’ve all done it before. Going to bed with makeup on can clog pores and cause breakouts. Keep cleansing cloth wipes on hand for days when you’re too tired to wash your face.


Another no-no most of us have done at least once. Picking, popping, or squeezing a pimple can cause scaring and/or cause more breakouts. Also, it can make your pimple even worse.

Find out the rest of the 5 Skin Care Mistakes We’ve All Committed!



Clean and Clear Oil Absorbing Sheets and Silk Oil Blotting Paper Comparison


There are many blotting papers that are on the market so I decided to compare the blotting papers I recently reviewed.

See how Clean and Clear Oil Absorbing Sheets and Silk Oil Blotting Paper compared!



Guest Blogger: Isabella


I am so happy to announce our very first guest blogger! Let’s give a very warm welcome to Isabella, who is here to blog about facial toning.

About Isabella

Isabella has been beauty blogging since she was a student at University, writing for she now takes an interest in all cosmetic surgery procedures from surgical to non-surgical.

What are the benefits of facial toning?

For many Britons, life has never been busier or more stressful. As the country deals with the after-effects of the recession, many of us are juggling longer hours with our family lives – and trying to deal with wage freezes, government cuts and VAT rises stretching our household budgets.With so much stress to deal with at the moment, it’s no surprise that many of us are feeling the strain – on both the inside and the out. If you’ve been getting less sleep or working harder than ever, this will often show in your face, where crow’s feet, tired skin and a dull and drab complexion can be a real giveaway. If you’re approaching your twilight years, a loss of muscle tone in the face is a natural process, but it can also be caused by genetics, your life style or a recent weight loss.

However, there’s no need for things to stay this way. If you’re looking to wind back the clock – and perhaps give yourself a little treat after all your recent hard work keeping your family afloat financially – a facial toning treatment could be just what the doctor ordered.

There are numerous different types of facial toning procedures out there at the moment, but one that’s becoming increasingly popular is CACA facial toning. This is  non-surgical procedure which helps to tackle loss of muscle tone in the face, revealing a fresher and younger-looking you after a simple procedure. Safe and painless, it gently tightens and tones your face using the special CACI process.

The treatment works by gently manipulating all 32 of the muscles in your face. Using soft cotton-tipped wands, tiny micro-currents of energy are applied, to carefully re-educate the muscles. One of the best things about this non-surgical facelift is that it’s relatively quick – and the results are visible instantly. Whereas some procedures can require days or weeks of recovery time, the gentle nature of this treatment means you’ll be looking younger within a couple of hours.

The treatment also has numerous other benefits besides giving your face a little refresher. Along with smoothing fine lines and wrinkles, it also stimulates collagen, a natural protein which helps to give skin its firmness.
People may also turn to CACA facial toning if they’ve suffered specific skin problems such as acne, acne scarring or conditions relating to sun-damage and dehydration.

And, of course, the positives of looking younger extend much further than enjoying looking at your reflection again. It’s a sad fact, but appearances matter more than ever at the moment, especially in the cut-throat jobs market. Recent research by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development found that young people took two-thirds of all jobs created in 2010, leaving older and middle-aged workers out in the cold.

Employers, it seems, want young, fresh and hungry staff to see them into the upturn. Although no expert would advocate lying about your age on a job application form, a youthful and fresh appearance at a job interview – to go along with your sparkling CV – certainly can’t do any harm in the current economic climate.

Many thanks to Isabella for taking the time to share about the benefits of facial toning!

If you would like to be a guest blogger, please feel free to contact me here.

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