I am a mommy to 2 wonderful boys under 2. As a busy mommy, I don’t have that much time to get ready. Most days, I don’t wear anything on my face besides my SPF50 moisturizer. I have been looking to add some products to my arsenal that would help me look put together with minimal time. A couple weeks ago, I used my $10 CVS Extrabucks and $3 off Maybelline coupon. I purchased the Batiste Dry Shampoo in Original scent. I also purchased my current fav, Maybelline MasterGlaze in Warm Nude, and the Maybelline SuperStay 24hr concealer. Batiste Dry Shampoo Why I Needed It: I must admit that I wash my hair everyday – once every night. It was something I was brought up doing, and I have found it hard to break that habit. I thought that the Batiste Dry Shampoo could help me break my bad habit, but I ended up not liking it very much. What it does: I really, really wanted to love this Dry Shampoo. I have read great reviews, and all-in-all it is a great concept. Dry shampoos are beneficial because
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Goa is a new luxury skincare label. It is 100% natural and organic (my fav things). One of the Goa lines, India Gold, features a Green Tea Detox Facial Cleanser and Mask. The formula contains amino acids and Vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, B12, C, and E. It also contains ginseng, cinnamon, and ginger essential oils, and witch hazel. So, it has antiseptic and toxin-banishing components. I've been using the cleanser for about a week (you can tell from my picture)and tried the mask on last night. The cleanser is very gentle, but packs a punch of benefits. It does not leave your skin tight or dry. The texture is thick and smells super luxurious. After using the cleanser in my shower, my skin was super soft. I was even able to use this cleaner while using my Adapalene gel. What's great about this product is that it is a 2-in-1, you get a cleanser AND a mask. When I used the formula as a mask, I drew myself a bath, and left the solution on for 10 minutes. I got a little aromatherapy sessio
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When my dermatologist prescribed Differin gel aka Adapalene, I thought, “Awesome! I’ll just put this on my face, and ‘Voila’ -- I would be acne free.” I was incredibly wrong! After two nights of applying Adapalene on my face, I began to break-out with cystic acne, my skin became super sensitive, burned when I splashed my face with water, and the skin on my face began to peel. After experiencing these negative side effects, I did some research on the manufacturer’s website, WebMD, Google, Instagram, Youtube, etc. So, I want to share with you what I learned… How does Differin Gel/Adapalene work? Differin gel/adapalene is a type of synthetic retinoid. It is one of the mildest forms available. Retinoids help your skin slough off (or desquamate ) dead skin cells at a more normal rate. Sloughing aka exfoliating your dead skin cells is beneficial in that the dead skin cells don't bind together and clog your pores. When your pores aka oil ducts are clogged, you get acne!