February Favorites 2017

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Here is my review of the products I have been using this month.

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Arabica Coffee Scrub 

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This product peeked my interest this past December because I was looking for something that would work to clear a lot of my skin imperfections. This product claimed to do all of these amazing things so I took the chance and purchased it. It’s a dry coarse powder substance. It’s not the best smelling product but it does have hints of a coffee aroma. When you rub it onto your wet skin you notice the oils that are infused into this product. You are instructed to rub it in circular motions. I personally applied this all over my body from my neck down to my ankles. I made sure to focus on the hard spots. For me, it was mostly the spots that had stretch marks. After a few uses, I started to notice that a lot of my stretch marks that were large or dark started to fade. Other were pretty much nonexistent. It removed a lot of the dark color that it actually started to match my normal skin color. I didn’t notice a huge change in cellulite reduction but I figure that if I use this product for a longer time then there will be a change eventually. This product is supposed to be left on the skin for about 5 minutes. After washing it off you feel silky smooth. I use this regularly and highly recommend this product.

Boscia Skin Care Products

I recently purchased the sample size set of Boscia skin care products. It came with four different products there were all catering to different skin care goals.

The Charcoal Pore Pudding is infused with black charcoal and white charcoal. It’s a mud style mask that gets placed on your face for 15-20 minutes and then you wash it off. Compared to other mud masks I have tried, this one actually has a pleasantly bearable smell. As you rub the charcoal mixture on your face it turns a gray color and hardens as it drys on your face. When I washed it off I noticed how soft and clean my face felt. It clears my faces of any impurities and if I have any breakouts, it is my go-to face mask product.

The Luminizing Black Mask is a peel off mask. You apply it to your face and let it dry for about 20 minutes. One way to know if it dried up correctly is if its dry to the touch and if your face feels firm and immovable. For me, the drying time really depended on how much product you put on your face. Thicker layers take longer to dry and thinner layers dry quickly. When you’re ready to peel off the mask it generally comes off in one full swipe. I recommend going slow because it can be painful in certain sensitive areas. An excess left on your face can be washed off. It pulls out any deep skin impurities you make have. I love this product so much I almost have an empty bottle.

The Tsubaki Splash Mask is a highly concentrated rice mask. There are two methods that this can be applied to the face. Its intention is for deep hydration and I generally use this product after a mud mask application or in the shower after washing my face. I apply this by over-saturating my face with water and using one pump of the product to pat it all over my face and neck. You let it air dry and you’re all set. I use this as a part of my regular routine.

The last item is the Deep Hydration Sleep Mask. It has more of a lotion look and texture to it. At the end of the day, when all my makeup has been removed and my face has been washed, I like to apply a nice amount of this product to my face and neck. You can sleep with this mask on and you won’t feel it at all. In the morning when you wake up just rinse your face off and you’re ready to start the day. I am a big believer in hydrating my face so these products were just right for me.

Beauty Blender

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I actually have several of these Beauty Blenders! They are best used when damp and used to apply makeup smoothly and flawlessly. I have been using the beauty blender for several months and it’s always a go-to product for any foundation application.

DevaCurl

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For someone with wavy/curly hair, it can sometimes be difficult to find a good hair washing product that really elevates my hair texture. I have tried many wavy girl methods and while some of them worked, not all really showed the true potential of my hair. I started using DevaCurl in January of this year. About two months later and I think my hair has never looked this good. I wash my hair about 2-3 times per week and use this product exclusively. Its 100% sulfate free and is designed for all different hair styles and textures. They split their product up into three categories; Wavy Hair, Curly Hair, Extra Curly Hair.If you’re looking for a shampoo and conditioner set that caters to this kind of hair I recommend giving this brand and product a try.

I will be posting monthly product favorites. If there are any products you would like to see reviewed, leave a comment down below! 

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