Monday, July 31, 2017

Do you Argan Oil?

Have you ever washed your hair with a shampoo and it just feel blah afterwards? I have had this happen several times, and considering I have the issue that my body gets use to products pretty quick after can be quite frustrating and a regular occurance.

I was recommended by a friend to try an Argan Oil based shampoo, I had used Argan Oil itself in my hair to help mositurze and hydrate the tips (due to taking hot yoga classes). And I had used hair masks before that had the product in it, but had yet to try anything else.

Hence why Shiny Lead Argan Oil Shampoo came into the picture.

I'm big into reading the claims that any beauty product gives, because I always like to see the starting point for the product. And judge the results based off of what it states it can do or will do.

The first time I used the product, I noticed the how soft my hair felt afterwards. The scent was nice, not overpowering and my scalp felt really clean after. To me to have really clean feeling hair is important as there have been times where I get flakes in my hair, due to either product build up or my scalp becoming overly dry.

I tried this combination of the Argan Oil Shampoo and my Avacado and Olive Oil Conditioner and my hair was like silk. I since then have done it every 2nd time I wash my hair now, which I haven't been washing my hair as much. With the summer heat, I have tried to be a little nicer to my hair and not strip away it's natural oils with washing my hair. But by using the combination of these two products together I have been having fantastic results.

After washing using Shiny Leaf Argan Oil Shampoo

Friday, July 28, 2017

Have you taken your Magnesium today?

Magnesium Citrate 
get your own Here

I have been on a journey to recovery now for almost 6 weeks. Today marked the 2nd yoga class I have taken, and exactly 41 days since I woke up in the the worse pain that only got worse as the day went on...and as the week went on.

I have been doing Yoga for 4 years pretty regularly. This was the first time in a long time, that I required so much time off. To rest, heal and now that I am feeling better...I have to be alot more mindful of my elbow joint, which had never bothered me before up until 40 days ago. 

I sought alot of different treatments in order to feel normal, or as normal as I could. Rest, the RICE method...stretching gently, a tens-unit on the muscles around the joint and finally acupuncture. So far the acupuncture has been the best was the acupuncturist that recommended I started taking Magnesium as a supplement besides my daily vitamin.

it is recommended a woman my age 30 yrs and up take 320 mg a day, while a male of the same age takes 360 to 400 mg. 

In the time frame of 3 weeks of regular dose of magnesium citrate, my overall health of my eblow joint is much improved. Perhaps the combination of everything together is truly what makes it work, but I have noticed a difference from the type of pain I had when I was NOT taking Magnesium to while I am.

Keep in mind, I still have;s more like stiffness or a dull ache that I am aware of...but the level of pain is low 1 maybe 2 at the worse. While when I was going through the process of trying to figure out what would work for me, it would range from a 5 to 5.5 in the am and at times get up to a 6 to 6.5

The worst morning, I remember I had to drive my bf to work because he was going on a business trip, and he had to drive because I hurt. I hurt so much, just trying to get comfortable in the passenger seat...I had lightening shoot up my arm into my shoulder and back. I couldn't stop the tears from rolling down my cheeks. 

And ibuprofen a day and my daily dose of Magnesium Citrate and days like I described are part of the past. It's relieving and quite astonishing to me, that something so little as a vitamin supplement can have such an impact on health and well being.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

A little Anti Aging Serum for the Skin Care Routine

Joyful Beauty

Ultimate Brightening Age Defy Serum

Having a regular skincare routine is the most important thing I have learned since turning 30, and now that I am 34 pushing 35. I have been in the midst of a hurricane of beauty products, ie skincare, to figure out what is the best for my skin.

Up until the last year or so, I had some random bouts of Cystic Acne from having an IUD (one of the wonderful side effects that they list but no one really thinks about until their skin is pineapple and you just want to hide indoors). Considering I am a free lance MUA, to not wear make up especially when I go out to events one isnt the thing. And two, having any grossness on the face...why would anyone believe anything I have to say when I look the way I do.

Serums has been the newest thing that I have added now into my established routine, this more so being in my nighttime routine. As serums are placed on the skin before moisturizer so that it can sunk into the pores and nourish overnight. 

I personally didn't have much luck figuring out what serum would work best for my skin until recently and I am very happy with the results so far.


Here is a bit of information from the website about this product:

  • ✔ DOUBLE DUTY EXFOLIATION:FEATURES AN EFFECTIVE CONCENTRATION OF GLYCOLIC ACID (AHA)(1.2%) AND WILLOW BARK/SALICYLIC ACID (BHA)(1%). AHA- Brighten dull or dry skin; BHA- Help oily or acne prone skin with blackheads and whiteheads. This anti-aging exfoliant reveals youthfully radiant skin and counteracts sun damage—without redness or irritation. The innovative daily-use formula continually renews your skin's texture, evens skin tone, smooths fine lines, and stimulates healthy collagen production
  • ✔ PROVIDE THE BEST NATURAL NUTRITION TO YOUR SKIN-Lighten freckles, age spots, pregnancy marks, stretch marks, acne scars, pigmentation and discoloration; Reduces skin inflammation; Helps skin shed dead cells and clears pores, also stimulates new cell formation; Reduces dark age spots and whitens skin; Activates the skin’s metabolism,increases the production of collagen.Lighten blemishes such as acne and blackheads as well as treat oily skin.Reduce facial redness.
    • ✔ BRILLIANTLY IMPROVE SKIN ELASTICITY AND BOOST COLLAGEN AND ELASTIN. Increase skin plump and firm by boosting collagen and rebuilding cellular
    • ✔ ELIMINATE WRINKLES AND IMPROVE DARK CIRCLES. REDUCE BLOTCHINESS AND AGE SPOTS, leaving your skin even-toned and silky smooth, while providing moisture and intensive nutrition to deeper layer of your skin. 100% vegan formula safe for all skin types
    • ✔ GET RID OF ACNE, ROSACEA, INFLAMMATION, DARK SPOTS NATURALLY. Herbals packed with Vitamin A, B, C, E, sooth, clear, and lighten skin.

It is important to note the bunny on the back, which means it DOES NOT test on animals which is important to me and the back of the bottle comes with lengthly instructions for those who might not be serum savvy.

Overall, I am very pleased with this product so far, I will include a touch base with some process pictures of my skin and show you the difference next month.

If you are looking to try this product yourself, check out the link below

Friday, July 7, 2017

Adventures in becoming more Tech Savvy

I made a recent purchase from Amazon, to get the newest #ventcarmount 
If you didnt know, I was a bad bad girl and would often have my phone in my lap, while driving.

Occasionally holding the phone in my hand, when I was trying to follow GPS or in some cases trying to respond back to a text..yes yes I know. I did use the feature, talk to text when I did respond.

My new gadget of the ventcarmount has already made my life so much easier. I can answer calls hands free, just leaving the call on speaker. I would have to carry a pair of ear buds (with microphone) in order to be able to talk, and not hold the phone to my ear. I can even answer video chats, if I needed (I haven't had to worry about that yet...but it's good to know).

HUGE perk, with it on my air vent, when I turn on my AC, it cools my phone, so I dont have to worry about my phone over-heating and draining my battery faster. Cause it totally does happen!!

I purchased mine from Amazon, Follow the Link below to get your own and have your world ROCKED