1/04/2019

I've been taking kickboxing classes for a few months now, and OMG, I absolutely love it! It's exhilarating and a great stress reliever.
One thing that is super important to me is that I am comfortable in my clothing. When I say that I mean that I don't like to wear clothing that is too loose, nor do I like to wear clothing that is too constricting. I am especially picky about my sports bras.
I have this new sports bra that I really like. 
This is it below, and it is from RunningGirl. 

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It's such a pretty shade. By the way, yes these sports bras are available in other colors as well. 
I love the racerback design and the stitching along the front. You can see the brand logo along the bottom side. 

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This is a close up in somewhat different lighting. The material of this sports bra is smooth, moisture wicking, breathable, soft, and anti microbial.

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The shoulder straps are adjustable, and there is an adjustable clasp along the back. The inner lining is a black mesh and the pads are removable. 
This bra is very comfortable, yet very supportive, which is exactly what I need for class. This sports bra is also comfortable enough for everyday wear. I love the feel, the look, everything. 


#runningGirl

Disclaimer: I received this product in exchange for my unbiased review. 

1/01/2019

MAANGE White Makeup Brush Set Review


I know that you guys have seen a few of my posts on the many different makeup brushes that I currently own, but I was recently sent a new set and this is definitely one of the nicest quality sets yet.
It is from MAANGE

Here is what it looks like:

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This beautiful set comes with 4 big brushes and 4 small brushes that can be used for contouring, blending, eye shadow, liquid, cream, or powder foundation, concealer, etc. 
Also included is a very pretty vegan leather zippered storage case for the brushes. It has a nice marble design on it. 

I love the size of the storage case. There are four roomy pockets, so not only can you fit all 8 of these brushes, but you can fit other brushes in as well. 

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As for the feel of the brushes--they are firm, yet soft to the touch. They don't feel rough on any area of my face. This is great, especially if you are planning on using on your eyelids and other sensitive areas on your face. You don't want something that is too stiff when you're applying your makeup!
They are such good quality brushes. I have been using them on a daily basis and they have not shed one bit. This is actually very important to me.

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They come well packed and individually wrapped when they arrive. I like that extra step that this amazing company provides. 

You can purchase this gorgeous little set right here.

Disclaimer: I received this set of brushes in exchange for my unbiased review. 

12/20/2018

The Dermaroller System #dermaroller

I have always had pretty problematic skin my entire life. Once in a while I'll find something that works alright, but it never quite clears up 100%. This is mostly due to old scarring that I got from terrible acne medications that I used for years, when I was younger, not taking care of my skin as well I should have, and my hormones. 
That last one is the hardest for me to deal with, but I'm working on it. 
I eat really healthy, don't smoke, I exercise, and have an entire face washing routine that I follow twice a day, every day. 
Still, I find that my skin still has its issues. 
One thing that I have been using that I can honestly say has made a very noticeable improvement on the worst areas of my face is my Derma Roller.

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What's a Derma Roller?

For those of you that have never heard of one of these. Let me tell you a bit about what they do. 
They are also known as microneedle rollers. Now, don't let the word needle scare you away!
I was a bit nervous at first, thinking about needles being used on my skin, and yes there are several of them. It's truly not as bad as it sounds.
Okay, so, this roller, when used on your skin, helps to stimulate collagen and elastin in your skin, and promotes healthier skin cells. 
It's a super effective and affordable way to treat problematic areas on your skin, (not just your face), such as:

-Wrinkles
-Scars
-Acne scars
-Hyperpigmentation
-Stretch Marks
-Uneven Skin
-Cellulite
-Hair loss areas

The process involves the needles to be run across your skin side to side, up and down, and diagonally both ways. It opens up your pores more and triggers your body to naturally heal your skin better. 
It also makes it easier for your skin to absorb creams and serums.
I personally like to use mine with a Vitamin C Serum, as well as a moisturizer. 
Yes, the company does have creams and masks available for purchase as well. The mask that they have available in one of those sheet masks that you just apply to your face, as opposed to one that you have to spread from a jar. 

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My Thoughts After Using This Product

I have been using the smallest of the needles---0.5 mm, but they also have larger sizes for bigger areas on the body, as well as for more severely damaged skin. The sizes range from 0.5- 2.5 mm. 

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It really doesn't hurt, but it can sting a tiny bit at first, if your skin is not used to it. I use it a few times a week, at night. You have to make sure to clean the roller very well after each use, never share with another person, and of course, keep out of reach from your children. 

Usually, you won't see dramatic results until a few months of use, but after using for a week and a half, I have noticed some smoothing and my pores look a little bit smaller than before. That's definitely good progress, in my opinion. 

You can find these products HERE.


Disclaimer: I received these products in exchange for my unbiased review. 

12/16/2018

Modern Astrology: Harness the Stars to Discover Your Soul's True Purpose



My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Astrology. When did I first get into astrology? It had to have been over 20 years ago, when I was a kid. 
I'm a pisces, by the way...
I spent years reading book after book about my sign, compatible signs, signs I wouldn't be compatible with, and so on. It was pretty darn interesting. Now, I'm not saying that I agreed with every single thing I read in those books, because some seemed to be pretty vague, and basically describe just about anyone. Then, there were some books that were more detailed and seemed to describe me a little too perfectly.

It has been quite a while since I've found a good one that I've liked. This one isn't like many of the other books that I read before. The reason I really like this one is because it suggests you create your natal chart first , (you can easily do this-just look on the web on how to create one), and then you use that info to learn more specific stuff about your particular sign and whatnot. It's way more detailed information that what's found in traditional astrology books, since it gathers more info than just your sign. It is seriously interesting and fun too!

Disclaimer:  I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher.