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Quick Change In My Skin Care Routine

Published April 5, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Hey doll hey!!! Hope you are having a great day/night. I’m just popping in with a quick update to my ever evolving skin care routine.

I noticed, now that I double cleanse my skin, that I have been going through my Bioderma a lot faster  than I use to. So I set out to try and minimize the amount of product I used by using something different to take off my makeup.

I tried makeup remover wipes but they irritate my skin so then I thought i would try using baby wipes to remove my makeup …. this worked better but still I wasn’t happy with the amount of waste I had …. baby wipes are not bio-degradable… so I set out to do some research ….

I came across a few videos of YouTubers that swore by the Face Halo brand. So I jumped on Amazon and purchased a pack of 3 for $30.

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It’s softer than a washcloth 

The direction say to wet it with warm water and use it to remove your makeup and then simply wash it with soap in warm water and hang to dry….

This has been working for me so well that I am thinking of purchases a few more.

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I also wanted to show you what hubby did for me while I was sleeping yesterday…. He moved all of my sewing stuff into one of our spare rooms and created a sewing room for me!!! He is such a sweet, loving, amazing husband.

Well that’s all for now dolls. Stay safe out there and remember ….. Save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.

XOXO

Warning About Exfoliating Your Lips!!!

Published April 4, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag
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a few months ago I purchased one of these to exfoliate my lips daily. I got mine off Amazon for $6 and thought this was the best thing on the planet….. 

Hey doll hey!! How are you doing today? Great I hope. Well…. I come to you with a caution about exfoliating your lips daily and or being too rough on your lips!

I use one of those double sided silicone exfoliating brushes. I use to use it daily on just the small nub side …. but I had forgotten to exfoliate my lips in about 2 weeks … so I used first the bigger nib side and then I went back over my lips using the smaller nib side … I noticed I had a ton of dead skin sloughing off so I decided to rub it a bit more and I applied a bit too much pressure.

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I now have a sore patch of skin on my upper lip. It hurts a heap and the only thing i can think to do is apply some neosporin and give it time to heal. 

So I’m coming to you with a caution … when exfoliating your lips use only the gentlest of pressure and do not exfoliate for more than 1 minute… even if you having gotten all of the dead skin off in the first go …. leave it for the next day ….this way you don’t end up with a nasty abrasion on your lip too.

Well that’s all for now dolls …. hope all is well …. Remember …. Save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.

XOXO

Calling All Overseas Beauty Lovers

Published March 31, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

 

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Hey doll hey!! Hope ypu are having great day/night.

If you luve outside the United States I need your help…..

I want to purchase a full face of Max Factor makeup …. I have been searching the internet for 3 days and can not locate an online store that sells it.

Could you please tell me where in your country you have seen or purchased Max Factor Makeup or if there is a website that you know of that sells Max Factor Makeup?

Thanks in advance,

Remember ….Save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.

XOXO

Week 1 Brow and Lash Update

Published March 22, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Hey doll hey!!! Hope you are having a great night/day.

I’m coming to you with an quick update on my journey to fuller brows and lashes.

As you may have read in my post about me using black castor oil to aid in the growth of my lashes and brows …. I said I would update you weekly as long as I started to see improvement.

Well…. to my surprise (I went into this a bit sceptical) I have new hair growth on both my brows…. I am not really seeing a big difference in my lashes other then the fact that my lashes are now all growing upward and uniform instead of dropping and in different directions. But I did compare them to the day 1 photos and it does appear that there is in fact growth.

For my left brow I did not have hair at the tail and there was a bald spot at the arch. I now have hair growing at the tail and for the first time in about a year and 1/2 O finally have haor growth at the arch… its not a heap of long hair but when I touch it I can feel that hair has staryed to grow… its peach fuzz right now …. but it’s growth nonetheless. For my righr brow again I did not have hair at the arch and I can actually see that hair has grown at the arch as well as in the tail section.

My left brow and lashes. The lashes when compared to the first day photos do look a bit fuller and a tiny bit longer but what you can see is that there is hair at the tail and the arch appears to have hair growing
The biggest improvement by far is the right side. My lashes are in fact longer but still a little sparse…. this maybe because I had to scrub this eye a bit to get lash glue off 3 times this week so I kay have lost a few lashes. You can clearly see that my tail of the brow has longer and fuller growth and the archnow has hair where it did not have much hair on day 1.

So, so far I am seeing something happening …. I will update you again next week.

Well that’s all dolls…. stay safe and have a great rest of you night/day.

Remember …. Save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.

Xoxo

My Updated Skin Routine

Published March 20, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Hey doll hey!!! Hope your night/day is going great. Just popping in to updaye my skin care routine…. I added just 2 things to my routine but wanted to tell you about it…. let’s jump into it.

A.M. Routine: Instead of just cleansing with my Bioderma and then jumping into my serums and moisturizers I now double cleanse my face and neck.

I first cleanse my face and neck using a reusable bamboo facial pads. I use Bioderma both day and night.
For my second cleanse, currently, I am using Clinique City Block Purifying Charcoal Cleansing Gel (I purchased mine at Ulta 2 years ago but only now have staryed to use it… it’s discontinued but can be found for $28 on Amazon) which I use with my Clarisonic ( I had purchased mine at Sephora for $60 but this model is now discontinued but can be found on Posh Mark…. and there are upgraded versions sold at Sephora).
I put my face serum on with my face still damp… I find that it sinks into the skin better that way. I only have to use a nickle sized dollop of this serum. I use this serum both day and night. I purchase mine through Amazon for $35 however it is also sold at Ulta.
I use this eye serum both day and night. I purchase mine of Amazon for $25 but you can also find it at Ulta. I use a pea sized amount for both eyes and I use it on my lids and my under eyes.
I ise this eye cream both day and night. I get mine from Amazon for $19 but you can find it at Ulta too. I use a pea sized amount for both eyes and I use it on my lids and also my under eyes.
Obviously I use this only for day time. I get it for $24 on Amazon but it can be found at Ulta too. I just dab my finger into the jar and get about a quarter sized amount out. This is enough to cover my full face and neck.
I purchased this lip exfoliating brush off Amazon for $8 and I use it every morning right after I double cleanse my skin.
This is the only lip balm I will ever use. This stuff is so good. It has a thick lip mask like feel to it but it does sink into the lips perfectly. I purchase mine for $12 for a 4 pack off Amazon. I use it both day and night.

For the night time routine with the Bioderma I use 3 facial pads… 2 to get off all the makeup and the 3rd one to cleanse my face and neck and then I go in with my Clarisonic and Clinique cleanser. I use the 2 serums and the eye cream and the lip balm and then I use the night face cream.

This is the night cream I use. I get it for $21 on Amazon but you can find it at Ulta. I do the same as with the day cream… I dab my finger in and get a quarter sized dollop and that is enough for my full face and neck.
Lastly, as I explained in my Road to fuller brows post , I use this black castor oil in both my brows and my eye lashes. Every night.

Well that’s it dolls. I have been toying with maybe adding a few face masks into the routine… I just don’t know where to start when it comes to face masks…. I’ll have to do some research and if I do start to incorporate them into my routine I’ll update my blog with it.

Hope you have a great rest of your day/night and that you are in good spirits and are healthy. Remember …. Save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.

Xoxo

Road to Fuller Brows and Lashes Using Jamaican Castor Oil

Published March 16, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Hey doll hey!!! Hope your day/night is going good. I just wanted to pop in really quick to do a before post. As I explained in my last beauty haul post, I learned of a tick for fuller brows and lashes from a fellow beauty blogger. Her name is Anna Bankester. She had a YouTube post where she talked about using Jamaican Black Castor Oil in her brows and lashes to get them growing. Well the very same day I ordered a bottle of this magical stuff on Amazon for $9.99 for a 4 ounce bottle.

I thought this was a small bottle but when I applied the oil to my brows and lashes, using a disposable mascara spoolie, I figured out that 1 dip into the bottle was all I needed for both brows and all 4 sets of lashes.

Right off the bat I’d like to tell you…. this stuff stinks very much. But once it’s on your eyes and brows you don’t smell it anymore. Next this stuff is super sticky and doesn’t dry down so if you are using it at night, like I am, you may need to adjust the way you sleep, unless you don’t mind getting some of this oil o n your pillow at night.

This stuff feels weird on the lashes. It’s not super thick or anything, but you can definitely tell you have something in your lashes.

So I started this treatment today and plan to do weekly check ins to show my progress with this oil…. that is unless there really isn’t any discernible difference in appearance.

Well let’s see my starting point…. be warned …. I have taken my makeup off for the night and gone through my nightly skin care routine so I look a bit scary… ha ha…..

My right side. My brows are super thin and sparse and you can see my faded micro blade ink.
My left side. Again very sparse and super thin but also I am missing alot of my tail because I nicked the tail when I shaved the regrowth when I was cleaning up my brow line. You can also see my old micro blade ink at the tail end of my brows.

Well there you go. My brows are pitiful but fingers crossed I will have full luscious brows by this time next month.

Well that’s all for now dolls. Hope you have a great rest of your day/night. Please be safe. Remember ….. Save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.

Xoxo

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