Confession #28: Glamglow DIY

Hi dolls,

I feel like everyone has heard of Glamglow (If you haven’t check out the product line here).  

The hype for this face mask is huge! I was a bit skeptical at first, I thought it was another Pinterest fad, but then I had the chance to try the mask, and I was immediately converted from a skeptic to a Glamglow enthusiast. I honestly wasn’t sure if I could bring myself to pay $69 for a small jar of mud, albeit very magical, amazing mud, but mud nonetheless.

I immediately took to Pinterest to find a dupe or a DIY version. After a bit of searching I found a DIY version that I felt wasn’t to crazy with the ingredients, and then I pinned it and forgot about it for about a year and half..please tell me I’m not the only one who does this. I revisited the pin (here is the recipe I based our masks off of) recently and my best friend and I decided it would be a good idea to try it out.

I ordered a lot of my ingredients off of Amazon, and in turn realized I probably spent about $30 trying to save money on a $60 mask. However I guess I’m ok with it since I have all the things I need to make the mask again.

I really enjoyed the mask, it had a slight tingling feeling and after I rinsed it off my face felt soft and very hydrated. I also noticed that I had less of an oily T-Zone for the next couple days.

 

 

GlamGlow Face Mask: DIY

(I’ve created links to each of the ingredients on Amazon if you are having trouble finding them.)

GlamGlow DIY Ingredients

  1. Start by steeping your tea in 4oz (8 Tbsp to save you a trip to Google) of hot water. You want the tea to be steeped pretty strong, so always start with this that way it can cool as well.
  2. Melt the Coconut Oil into a liquid.
  3. In a big enough bowl, combine all of the ingredients except the tea mix together. It should look something like this. Basically..it looks like gray dirt, so work toward that. Also don’t be like me and ruin a nice white mixing bowl, the Bentonite Clay stains pretty badly, plan accordingly.Texture before mixing in the tea. Gray Dirt!
  4. Slowly add the cooled tea, mix as you go. Make sure it is cooled! Also I recommend making a little more than 4 oz I needed a little extra to get the right consistency, and if you have to much you can always drink it later. 
  5. Once you get the right consistency, it should be nice and creamy. Transfer the mix into a glass container of some sort, (I used a mason jar)  and set it in the fridge for an hour. Then wonder why your best friend is eating a kid cuisine instead of helping you make the mask.Jisel Chowing DOWN
  6. You are ready to use it now! Once you have gotten your glow on, be sure to store it in either a cool dry place, or the fridge preferably to prevent mold and drying out.

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I try to use a mask on my face at least once a week, I do this one every other week. I hope you all enjoy this mask! Let me know what you think!

xoxox

Confession #27: Let’s pretend the last 8 months didn’t happen

Hi dolls,

So as it is pretty obvious, I haven’t posted in FOREVER.

 

I honestly have no great excuse or reason for not posting, besides that I have been focusing a lot more on school, and working until 5 everyday (props to anyone who does that!) Although focusing on school is not necessarily a bad thing, hello 3.5 GPA , I have absolutely missed blogging!

As it is January, I guess its time for New Years Resolutions. One of mine is to be more consistent. I’ve been working on somethings to make the blogging journey more exciting. After debating on whether or not I wanted to take the leap, I am officially self-hosting my blog (if you have questions about how, please feel free to ask!). I find that pretty exciting! So seriously stay tuned for some new and exciting things!

I have been busy in these past few months and I can’t wait to share it with you!

xoxox

 

Confession #26: It’s time for bed!

Hello all!

As you know, I am a full time college student. What you may not know is that I am a very skilled and experienced procrastinator! This “great” quality I possess has lead to far to many sleepless night. So my skin is often in need of a refresher when I finally do get to sleep. HSN posted this great article about  four beauty products you should be using before bed, I love this article and could not agree more!

Check it out here 4 Overnight Beauty Products, You Should be Using.

Everyone has different nightly routines some are short and some are long, no matter what make sure you are being good to your skin!

Let me know what you think of the article! If you are interested in checking out some of the products mentioned in the blog, here is a link to the HSN skincare store.

Also because my interest is peaked now, what are your must have before bed products? I’d love to hear what great things you all are using!

xoxo

Confession #25: Whiter Teeth in 2 days!

Hey everyone,

I hope you all are having a great March! I know mine has been pretty good. I’m always telling you all about how amazing Influenster is, so fair warning this is yet another post about the wonders of this website.

I had the great opportunity to participate in the Optic White VoxBox. Influenster sent me the new Colgate Optic White Toothbrush + Whitening Pen, and I have to say that this is probably my favorite VoxBox so far!

What came in the box?

This was a pretty small box, I’m thinking because it was one specific brand. Though it didn’t have as many products as usual, everything included is awesome!

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I’ve been using the brush and pen twice a day, and simply using my regular toothpaste.  I’ve definitely seen some improvement in the coloration of my teeth.  This is seriously the simplest way to whiten your teeth.  I have no complaints about this product in any way. The toothbrush is not to hard and you get a nice fresh and clean feeling. It’s a simple 2 clicks of gel for both your top and bottom rows of teeth, no rinsing, no gross residue throughout the day, just a nice subtle whitening of your teeth.

I am simply in love with this whitening system! I recommend this totally and completely! Just in case you were wondering about my progress:

 

These were taken about 3 weeks apart

These were taken about 3 weeks apart

 

As always thanks for reading!

xoxo