The Better Skin Co. : Product review

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I had the chance to use 3 products from The Better Skin Co.  I was drawn to these products because they are vegan, paraben-free, gluten- free & cruelty-free. Each product has good ingredients that are beneficial for your skin.

You can now find these at Ulta in stores & online.

Or get it on their website 

 

Mirakle Cream

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Benefits:

  • Reduces the signs of aging
  • reduces fine lines & wrinkles
  • increases radiance & luminosity
  • hydrates skin
  • soothes dry skin
  • may help reduce appearance of sun spots, age spots, & dark spots.

Retail: $34

I really liked this cream. Inside the came there is a little spatula so no need to stick your finger in the tub. It was so hydrating, my skin felt so plump after using it. It absorbed nicely into my skin and didn’t leave my skin feeling greasy or tacky. Make up went on top smoothly without any issues.  It contains ingredients such as coconut oil, sea buckthorn, shea butter, cocoa butter, aloe, and soothing algae to help moisturize the skin. Peptides and hyaluronic acid help skin appear smoother, more youthful and radiant.

 

 

Lava Magik 

 

Betther Skin Co Lava Magik

Benefits:

  • 3 in 1 a cleanser, scrub , or mask
  • Buffs away dead skin cells creating a more youthful glow
  • Rich in minerals
  • Minimizes appearance in pores

Retails: $32

I love the smell of this multipurpose product. It smells like an orange, the texture is fine, and my face felt great after using it. I preferred to use it as a mask or scrubs, I thought for my skin it would be too much to use it daily as a cleanser. Some of the ingredients are calendula , sweet orange , grapeseed oils , cucumber , parsley, & chamomile.

 

Zit No More

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Benefits:

  • clears up blemishes & pimples and allows skin to heal
  • penetrates pores to clear most blemishes
  • Helps keep skin clear of new pimples

retails: $18

I was surprised with this spot treatment. You think when you leave high school , acne & blemishes would be no more. Not in my case. Usually get them when I go overboard on that good stuff I shouldn’t have like chips, ice cream, candy, etc.. or that time of month.  I like the roller ball applicator . This has helped those pesky blemish/ pimples disappear overnight to a few days . The key ingredients are : salicylic acid to dry up pimples • tea tree oil to help cure the blemish • essential oils to restore skin • The tea tree oil is a bit strong but I like it and it does go away  quickly. Good ingredients, easy to use, and works quickly. My new favorite spot treatment.

 

  • I received these products for free, all opinions are my own.
  • This post may contain affiliate links.

 

 

Bare Your Best with Bare by Schick

I was very excited to try this new product. I’ve been hearing about dermaplaning a lot. I actually bought a razor at Ulta but I wasn’t exactly sure if I was doing it correct. I know you have to hold it at a 45 degree angle. Is this 45 degrees? , as I attempted to use it. Well with bare by Schick there is no guess work. Its already designed  at an angle!

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I washed my face & made sure it was completely dry. Then held my skin taught and used small strokes on my face.  I was intrigued with the peach fuzz that came off.  You can hear some scratching noise but it didn’t irritate my skin. Though after I was done my skin did feel very dry. I applied my serum & moisturizer immediately.

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The morning and days after using it for the first time my skin felt plump, smooth, & soft. I feel like using bare with Schick , it helped my skincare products work better.

I’m excited to keep using this in my skincare routine and see how my skin looks overtime.

The design makes this beauty tool easy to use. It has a blade on each side so you can go sideways, down, up. Its also good if you are right and left handed. I felt confident while using it and felt like I had total control.

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You can get salon results for a fraction of the cost.  It cost $30 for 2 dermaplaning wands.

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What is Dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning is an exfoliation technique that you can now do at home. It removes dead skin and vellus hair (peach fuzz) allowing makeup to go on smoother and other skin care products to penetrate deeper.

Unlike some exfoliation treatments, dermaplaning does not prevent you from going about your day. Sunscreen is still recommended after use.

Main benefits of bare by Schick Dermaplaning Wand:

  • Improves overall appearance of skin quality ( dewy skin,smoother skin)
  • More radiant and smoother looking skin ( provides a faster cell turnover for a nice healthy glow)
  • More even looking skin tone
  • Exfoliates the skin

Other benefits:

 

  • Provides deeper product penetration
  • Removes soft facial hair that traps dirt and oils
  • Safe procedure for removing dead skin cells and “peachfuzz”
  • Reduces the appearance of acne scars
  • Diminishes the look of fine lines
  • Instant results and no downtime
  • Makeup goes on smoothly

 

Vellus hair ( peach fuzz) helps trap oil & bacteria, so removing the hair helps reduce acne.

After you are done using the device, make sure to give you skin some extra TLC. Vitmain E, C, and always wear SPF

 

You want to wait at least 3 weeks between using this product. You want skin to complete its normal rejuvenation cycle.

Have you tried or heard of dermplaning before? What are your thoughts?

 

I received this product for free from Smiley360. All opinions are my own.

Dinner Inspo

I feel like I haven’t shared many recipes on my blog in awhile. I do share on instagram.

I’ve tried a few new dishes and liked them all. I feel like I sometimes get in a rut when it comes to dinners. I end up making the same stuff .

 

Dinner one :  Spinach Chicken Avocado burgers

Ground chicken, avocado cut into chunks, spinach, sliced ( about 1/2 cup) , lemon, 2tbsp  oatmeal, 1/2 tsp garlic powder, 1/2 tsp onion powder, salt, pepper,  oil

I mixed the ingredients and formed patties. Cook until done.

Mash avocado , lemon, salt, pepper and make into a spread for the top of your burger.

  • You can also use a lime instead of lemon

 

Dinner 2 : Chicken, Roasted potatoes, & green beans

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This one was very simple.

Chicken, red potatoes (diced) , & green beans ( fresh, frozen , or canned)

Mix in Italian dressing mix. Cover with foil.  Put in over at 350 until done.

 

Dinner 3- Creamy dill chicken

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I received this in my hellofresh box.  < Use my link & get $40 & Ill get $30 🙂

Chicken, Dill, Yukon gold potatoes, green beans, chicken stock concentrate, sour cream, salt & pepper.

Dice potatoes, discard dill from stems. Preheat over to 450.

Toss potatoes on baking sheet with oil, salt & pepper. Bake until golden brown.

Heat oil in pan. Pat chicken dry. Season with salt & pepper. Cook until done. Remove and plate to the side.

Add green beans to baking sheet with oil, salt , & pepper. Bake for 15 minutes

In same pan add dill , sour cream, 2 tbsp of water, chicken stock concentrate. Scrap bottom & stir. Add salt & pepper. ( it also called for 1 tsp of mustard but I dont like it)

Slice chicken, add potatoes, green beans. Drizzle sauce over everything. Add dill to taste.

This was flavorful & easy!

Dinner 4- Vegetable Polenta Casserole

I found this recipe on BudgetBytes .   

cornmeal, zucchini, squash, onion, mozzarella, spinach, salt, pepper, paprika, basil, vegetable broth. – Easy simple, delicious. Great vegetarian or vegan meal.

Dinner 5- Quinoa Crusted Chicken

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This was very filling.  Great alone, on salad, cut into bite size pieces for nuggets.

Chicken, cooked quinoa, your favorite spices, egg, salt pepper

. Bake at 350 for about 20 minutes.

cook quinoa, mix in spices

Mix egg, salt , & pepper. Dip chicken in egg then quinoa, place on baking sheet.

Dinner 6 – Chicken , Bacon, & avocado quesadilla

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Dinner 7 – Burrito Bowl

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