My Skin is Magik: The Better Skin Co Review

I love getting goodies in the mail especially when they are skin care goodies. I was sent products from The Better Skin Co to test out. I admire the story of the owner who came over to the US and put her stamp on the beauty world. Ladies, never ever feel what you know can’t be used to help others.

About the Brand

They are Paraben, Surfactant and Gluten Free and Vegan. I tend to like products that aren’t chopped full of toxins as much as I possibly can. Each product is fast acting and helps to prevent skin issues like acne and dehydration from re-occurring.

Price points are between 18-68 dollars and they just recently launched at Ulta.

The Product Review

Mirakle Cream

I tried this product first as my skin is still recovering from the brutality that is Salt Lake City, UT and almost a month in Connecticut. I have what is considered combo dry skin. I applied this cream after doing my nightly routine and felt my skin was still a bit parched.

 

the better skin co mirakle cream I noticed an immediate boost in my skin moisture levels. I have tried a variety of creams from the low end and high end that doesn’t always hit the bill. I prefer creams that are moisturizing and not greasy. I felt this cream did its job of penetrating the skin and making me feel supple.

My initial review of this product is stellar and I want to continue using this to see i

 

f it lives up to its claim to help decrease hyperpigmentation.

Lava Magik

This is a unique product of the line to me as it’s a 3 in 1 product that can be used as a cleanser, scrub and mask. As someone who is learning to be a minimalist with travel, using products that serve multiple purposes is awesome. One of the claims of the product is that it helps diminish the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and acne scars. As someone who gets the occasional hormonal outbreak, this really made me happy.

 

The product also helps to prevent acne outbreaks, has anti-inflammatory properties and helps to minimize pores, blemishes and re-texturizes the skin. With Spring being in full rotation, I have opted for a more 2nd skin finish which means using less full coverage foundations. If your skin is smooth and supple your foundation can thrive, if not then it will have a lot of issues.

Zit No More

Me and stress no each other real well. When I am stressed to the max my skin lets me know I’m out of order. Listen to your body ladies as it speaks very clearly. This product is a great acne treatment.the better skin co zit no more

I love products that help dry out stubborn and sometimes painful acne bumps and harnesses the greatness of essential oils such as Tea Tree, Rose Hop, and Rosewood. It also has a special technology to help protect skin from environmental pollution, especially since I’m always being introduced to foreign areas.

I love a great day, especially for great skin care products. From 3/18 to 4/7, ULTA.com will be offering TBSCO’s Lava Magik at 40% off as part of their 21 days of Beauty promotion.

Spring Fresh: How to get the that face in 20 minutes

The birds are chirping outside my window on this bright glorious morning. I have a meeting with a potential client for my consulting firm later this afternoon. As I do some daily self- reflection I notice I feel uninspired. As someone who is constantly burning both ends of the candle, I run the risk of burnout quite often. This is the plight of many women out there especially those who are aspiring entrepreneurs or those who are on their corporate ladder grind.

Makeup is often seen as a luxe item or optional item, however,  I beg to differ. What you invest in, will produce results. I invest in my appearance and personal development in return, I have grown by leaps and bounds. You don’t have to be rich to look it. To advance in life how you package yourself matters.  As a black woman, it’s easy to put on this mule mentality where you don’t take the proper time to care for your own needs. Being someone who is transitioning from that mentality, it hasn’t been easy but I know I’m worth the time.  If you plan what is important to you, you will see results. If you want to see a better you this is the perfect time to start investing.

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Spring Revamp Fashion: How to refresh your closet on a Budget!

Bright prints and florals will always be the spring fashion staples. I adore wearing bold colors as my skin looks amazing in them. Now some parts of the country are stilling getting this white stuff that falls from the sky, but being in Texas we are enjoying wonderful cardigan weather. I’m always on the web looking for fashion inspo for the office. I got a lot from this article from ThredUp.  Working in corporate doesn’t have to be boring nor complicated. I don’t allow myself to be boxed in by what people think is plus fashion, I always will push the envelope and try new things.

Wardrobe Temperature Check

As I looked through my closet, I began to start taking into account what fits me well and what must go.

. I also took into account my weight loss. As my weight decreases, I want to make sure my favorite items still add to my image.  It’s nothing worse than a nice garment that doesn’t positively contribute to your life. It’s like a boy who well isn’t great.

Now that I know what’s in my closet, I created a list of pieces I really wanted to try this season. I really adore bright, hyper-feminine items. It’s something that feels bad ass when I wear things that people don’t believe should be done by a plus chick or professional. As a woman in these corporate streets, many believe you have to wear boring drab fashion. As long as I am alive, I will fight that with dope fashion.

Updating your wardrobe doesn’t have to break the bank. I first hit my local thrift stores to see what they have that can hit my goals. I also hit one my favorite site, Thredup an online thrift store that has amazing brands and up to 70% off retail. We can always use extra coins in her purse lol.

The Results

Outfit 1- Walking on Sunshine

I picked this bright yellow Eloquii skirt from ThredUp that instantly felt like a sunny day. Wear pieces that make you happy, your mood and bounce will change. I am a big supporter of rocking whatever the hell you want. Bozma St. John defines what a woman should wear to the office. Own your power ladies and rock out. I paired it with my other love, stripes. The nautical vibe screams wealth and lavish in my book.

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Can I get into the party: How Body Positivity affects the Black Woman

As a plus size influencer, I focus on areas of life that really can help you live your most festive life. For many women, their weight is a source of pain or celebrity. If you’re fit and trim you may receive better treatment than those who may not be. Those who may be more on the thicker side of life may notice their weight is a sore spot. I know looking at my life, I was ridiculed for being fat. After a while, I began to just accept that this was my life.

The Plus Journey

In 2011, I started the process of taking control of my life and losing weight. After about 1 year I had lost upwards of a 100lbs. This was an exciting yet scary time in my life. I was getting the attention that I had never received and I couldn’t enjoy the process as I was so wrapped up in getting to this token weight. As life would have it,

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I am a black woman who by society terms isn’t acceptable.I have said before in an older post, that non-curvy plus woman are often marginalized.  Plus size women that are non-black are more accepted and the body positivity movement in a way is more so for them not black plus size women. If you have the hourglass figure you may be more fetishized, but where does that leave the more apple shaped women?  From dating prospects to job prospects to blogging opportunities those who aren’t built in more socially constructed “feminine” figure aren’t shown the love that others may get.  A black woman who isn’t curvy is often the butt of jokes and there is a  disregard for our existence. Read more