How to Clean your Makeup Brushes Daily and Weekly

 How to Clean Makeup Brushes

How to Clean Makeup Brushes

It’s always super hard to remember to clean your makeup brushes but its also very important! The first reason you should clean your brushes is that it expands their longevity. Makeup brushes can be expensive so it’s nice if you can make them last longer. The second reason is that it is bad for your skin if you keep using brushes that have caked on make up with dead skin cells on the bristles that can clog pores. I’m really bad at remembering to clean my brushes so it helps to have a posted note on my mirror! They say it takes about 28 days to make a habit so once you’ve trained yourself to clean your brushes you can take the post it note down.

Daily Spray

Sephora Citrus Brush Cleaner

Sephora Citrus Brush Cleaner

I like this daily spray to use with my brushes to prevent my brushes from having a gunky build up by the end of the week. This product by Sephora has a subtle Citrus scent and leaves my brushes smelling great which I really enjoy since they are used around my face. This product contains an anti-bacterial formula to keep your brushes very fresh. To use this product all you have to do is spray one or two sprites onto your used brush and then take a cloth or tissue and wipe off the excess makeup. I still suggest and highly recommend that you do a deep clean of your brushes at the end of the week. You can purchase this Citrus Brush Cleaner from Amazon.

Weekly Shampooing

Sephora Makeup Brush Shampoo

Sephoa Makeup Brush Shampoo

I purchased this Sephora makeup brush shampoo a while back and its very easy to use. This Sephora product is also purifying with an antibacterial formula to keep your brushes on point. If you have ever cleaned art brushes, it is a very similar process to clean makeup brushes. Start off with a few drops of soap in your hand and wet your brush. Start to lather your brush in your palm. Next, Squeeze the water out of the brush and make sure to shape the brush similar to how it was shaped when you purchased it with a nice tip. Repeat until you have gotten all of the makeup out of your brush and the water is running clear. You can buy some of Sephora’s Makeup Brush Shampoo from Amazon.

bareMinerals Brush Conditioning Shampoo

bareMinerals well-cared for Brush Shampoo

This is another makeup brush shampoo that I use and like. It helps to keep my brushes feeling very soft. However, if you do not have makeup brush shampoo you can use soap that is safe for your face (especially if you have sensitive skin). As mentioned before to use this product start to lather your brush in your palm. Squeeze the soap and water out of your brush and repeat this process until your brush is free of makeup. To pick up bareMinerals Brush Conditioning Shampoo click here.

How often do you clean your makeup brushes!? And how will you start to remember to clean them if you have been bad about it?

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Why Every Photographer Needs Smashbox Studio Lighting Makeup Secrets Review

About Smashbox Cosmetics

Smashbox Studio Lighting Kit

Smashbox was founded in 1991 in Los Angles, California by Davis Factor, Dean Factor in a real photo studio! They get excited about lipsticks, primers, and sharing their makeup secrets with cosmetic lovers.

To learn more about Smashbox you can check out their Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Youtube channel. 

Smashbox Studio Lighting Makeup Secrets Review

This makeup was specially designed and tested to look the same in all lighting! This make sure Smashbox Studio Lighting makeup is amazing for bloggers, models, vbloggers and anyone who takes photos on a regular basis.

Smashbox Step-by-Step Contour Palette

Smashbox Step-by-Step Contour Palette

Smashbox Step-by-Step Contour Palette comes in two different colors to chose from including light/medium and medium/deep.The kit includes shades to contour, bronze and highlight and comes with a contour brush. It also includes an illustrated guide that is inside the compact. You can easily put it on your vaninty mirror and it will stick to it for easy reference. Remember when applying to have your brush continuously moving in a circular motion so that your makeup blends in well.

Ingredients

Formulated without Parabens, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Phthalates & Fragrance.

Contour
INGREDIENTS: Talc, Polyethylene, Phenyl Trimethicone, Nylon-12, PTFE, Isopentyldiol, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, [+/- Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499)]

Bronze
INGREDIENTS: Talc, Zinc Stearate, Nylon-12, Lauroyl Lysine, Dimethicone, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Moringa Pterygosperma Seed Oil, Silica, Isopentyldiol, Boron Nitride, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, [+/- Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499)]

Highlight
INGREDIENTS: Talc, Zinc Stearate, Boron Nitride, Dimethicone, Mineral Oil\Paraffinum Liquidum\Huile Minerale, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Nylon-12, Isopentyldiol, Panthenol, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, [+/- Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499)] < ILNILN39126, ILN39127, ILN39136>

Please be aware that ingredient lists may change or vary from time to time. Please refer to the ingredient list on the product package you receive for the most up to date list of ingredients.

 

Where can you Purchase Smashbox Step-by-Step Contour Palette?

You can buy this Palette for $45 from Nordstrom’s website here.

Smashbox Photo Op Eye Shadow Trio in Screen Shot

Smashbox Photo Op Eye Shadow Trio in Screen Shot

Smashbox Photo OP Eye Shadow comes in 9 different color trio combinations each with a unique and fun photoshoot referenced name:

1. Shutterspeed: Sand (bare nude), Vapor (shimmery beige), Thunder (shimmery smoky grey)

2. Quick Take: Vanilla (matte warm ivory), Ambient (shimmery golden copper), Serpent (shimmery emerald green),

3. Skybox: Sky (matte soft blue), Steel (mid-tone silver blue with silver pearl), Nocturnal (deep navy with colbat blue pearl)

4. Darkroom: Opal (Opalescent pale pink), Granite (shimmery silver grey), Blackout (matte jet black)

5. Sepia: Alabaster (matte bisque), Antique (dirty plum grey), Clay (rich dirty plum)

6. Multi-flash: Naked (matte nude pink), Crisp (shimmery soft peach), Doe (shimmery soft suede)*

7. Covershoot: Flirt (pink beige with silver flecks) Dusk (matte smoky purple), Haze (shimmery heather)*

8. Vignette: Parfait (matte ballet pink), Amethyst (shimmery violet with copper pearl), Ambergine (dark matte plum)

9. Focal Point: Champagne (shimmery gold beige) Flamingo (shimmery coral pink), Java (deep matte burn brown) *

* Color combiniations I love and would love to have in my makeup collection!

Ingredients

Cinnamon Toast

Mica, Nylon-12, PTFE, Zinc Stearate, Boron Nitride, Dimethicone, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Lauroyl Lysine, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Glycerin, Cyclopentasiloxane, Caprylyl Glycol, Silica, Tin Oxide, Polysilicone-11, Isopentyldiol, Phenoxythanol, [=/- Titanium Dioxide (Cl 77891), Iron Oxides (cl 77491, Cl 77492, Cl 77499), Bismuth Oxychloride (Cl 77163), Blue 1 Lake (Cl 42090), Carmine (Cl 75470), Chromium Hydroxide Green (Cl 77289), Chromium oxide Greens (cl 77288), Ferric Ferrocyanide (Cl 77510), Manganese Violet (Cl 77742), Ultramarines (Cl 77007), Yellow 5 Lake (Cl 19140)

Roast

Mica, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Nylon-12, Dimethicone, PTFE, Zinc Stearate, Boron Nitride, Polymethlsilsesquioxane, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Lauroyl Lysine, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Glycerin, Cyclopentasiloxane, Caprylyl Glycol, Silica, Tin Oxide, Polysilicone-11, Isopentyldiol, Phenoxyethanol, [+/- Titanium Dioxide (CL 77891)], Iron Oxides (Cl 777491, Cl 77492, Cl 77499), Bismuth Oxychloride (Cl 77163), Blue 1 Lake (Cl 42090), Carmine (Cl 75470), Chromium Hydroxide Green (Cl 77289), Chromium Oxide Green (Cl 77288), Gerric Ferrocyanide (Cl 77510), Manganese Violet (cl 77742), Ultramarines (Cl 77007), Yellow 5 Lake (Cl 19140)

Nectar

Mica, Nylon-12, Zinc Sterarate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dimethicone, Polyethylene, oron Nitride, Magnesium Silicate, Lauroyl Lysine, Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Isopentyldiol, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, [+/- Titanium dioxide (Cl 77891), Iron Oxides (Cl 77491, Cl 77492, Cl 77499), Bismuth Oxychloride (Cl 77163), Blue 1 Lake (Cl 42090). Carmine (Cl 75470), Chromium Hydroxide Green (Cl 77289), Chromium Oxide Greens (Cl 77288), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (Cl 77510), Ferric Ferrocyanide (Cl 77510), Manganese Violet (Cl 77742), Ultramarines (Cl 77007),  Yellow 5 Lake (Cl 191440)

Where can you Purchase Smashbox Photo Op Eye Shadow Trio in Screen Shot?

You can grab this Eye Shadow Trio from Amazon’s website here.

Smashbox L.A. Lights Blendable Lip and Cheek Color in Hollywood and Highlight

Smashbox L.A. Lights Blendable Lip and Cheek Color in Hollywood and Highlight

My favorite use for the Smashbox L.A. Lights Blendable Lip and Cheek Color in Hollywood and Highlight product is to go directly down the middle of my nose for a highlight. I also to use it to draw a straight line underneath my blush and bronzer to create a more defined line.

Ingredients

Diisostearyl Malate, Octyldodecanol, Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate, Polyethylene, Microcrystalline Wax\Cera Microcristallina\Cire Microcristalline, Dicalcium Phosphate, Tin Oxide, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, [+/- Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Carmine (Ci 75470), Manganese Violet (Ci 77742), Red 6 (Ci 15850), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Red 22 Lake (Ci 45380), Red 28 Lake (Ci 45410), Red 30 Lake (Ci 73360), Red 33 Lake (Ci 17200), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Yellow 6 Lake (Ci 15985)].

Where can you Purchase Smashbox L.A. Lights Blendable Lip and Cheek Color in Hollywood and Highlight?

You can purchase Smashbox L.A. Lights Blendable Lip and Cheek Color from Nordstrom’s with the following link.

Smashbox Photofinish Hydrating Under Eye Primer

Smashbox Photofinish Hydrating Under Eye Primer

My favorite thing about the Smashbox photofinish Hydrating Under Eye Primer is how much it brightens up the area underneath my eyes! Its texture is thick and super moisturizing! It feels slightly cool underneath my eyes which is nice because my eyes are very sensitive.

Ingredients

Water\Aqua\Eau, Butylene Glycol, Polyethylene, Polyperfluoromethylisopropyl Ether, Caprylic/Capric/Myristic/Stearic Triglyceride, Methyl Gluceth-20, Glycereth-26, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Cetyl Esters, Ethylhexyl Hydroxystearate, Dimethicone, Lecithin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hypnea Musciformis (Algae) Extract, Gellidiela Acerosa (Algae) Extract, Yeast Extract\Faex\Extrait De Levure, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria), Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract, Caffeine, Polybutene, Glycerin, Sodium Pca, Phytosphingosine, Aminopropyl Ascorbyl Phosphate, Trehalose, Dipeptide-2, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Sucrose, Silica, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Urea, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Glyceryl Polymethacrylate, Simethicone, Peg-8, Polyquaternium-51, Steareth-20, Carbomer, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Sodium Hydroxide, Sucrose Stearate, Hesperidin Methyl Chalcone, Ascorbyl Tocopheryl Maleate, Phenoxyethanol, Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499).

Where can you purchase Smashbox Photofinish Hydrating Under Eye Primer?

You can purchase from Nordstroms from the following link here.

Conclusion of Smashbox Studio Lighting Makeup

Smashbox Studio Lighting

I really enjoy this kit! It’s great to use when I am going to be shooting all day long at my apartment and the sun will be changing light. In conclusion, I would highly recommend checking out all of these products!

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Too Faced Sweet Peach Eye Shadow Pallet Review

 Too Faced Sweet Peach Eye Shadow Pallet Review

Too Faced Sweet Peach Eyeshadow Pallet

About Too Faced

Jerrod Blandino (CEO) and Jeremy Johnson (Chief Creative Officer) created Too Faced with the mission to have innovative products made from cutting edge ingredients to allow woman to create a feminine look and inspire confidence. Too Faced produced the world’s first glitter eye shadow, plumping gloss, and 24-hour crease-proof shadow primer. Most noteworthy, they are a multimillion dollar company that stretches worldwide. Today they are leading the industry with their cruelty-free cosmetics that all started with Jerrod working behind a cosmetics department store.

What I love about Too Faced Sweet Peach

First of all, I love that this Too Faced pallet smells! Furthermore, this Too Faced Sweet Peach pallet has a uniformed and authentic peachy smell to the whole pallet. In addition, if that was not enough, this pallet taste good as well! Sometimes I wet the tip of my eyeshadow brush if I didn’t think the eyeshadow primer executed the look I was going for which helps to act as a primer therefore, livening up the eyeshadows. Someone in Too Faced marketing must also wet the tip of their brushes as well! Finally, all of the colors in this pallet are great.

Too Faced Sweet Peach Eyeshadow Pallet

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Ingredients:

Too Faced takes pride in the ingredients they use, and they have chosen some good ones in their Too Faced Sweet Peach pallet!

(Peach) Fruit Extract/Prunus Persica Fruit Extract, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sorbic Acid. May Contain/Peut Contenir (+/-): Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

Peach Pit and Caramel Ingredients

Mica, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Talc, Zinc Stearate, PTFE, Sodium Saccharin, Water/Aqua/Eau, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Geraniol, Glycerin, Hexyl Cinnamal, Limonene, Linalool Fragrance/Parfum, Phenoxyethanol, Prunus Persica (Peach) Fruit Extract/Prunus Persica Fruit Extract, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sorbic Acid. May Contain/Peut Contenir (+/-): Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

Nectar Ingredients

Mica, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Talc, PTFE, Zinc Stearate, Sodium Saccharin, Water/Aqua/Eau, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Geraniol, Glycerin, Hexyl Cinnamal, Limonene, Linalool, Fragrance/Parfum, Phenoxyethanol, Prunus Persica (Peach) Fruit Extract/ Prunus Persica Fruit Extract, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sorbic Acid, Carmine (CI 75470). May Contain/Peut Contenir (+/-): Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

Tempting Ingredients

Mica, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Sodium Saccharin, Water/Aqua/Eau, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer. Geraniol, Glycerin, Hexyl Cinnamal, Limonene, Linalool, Fragrance/Partum, Phenoxyethanol, Prunus Persica (Peach) Fruit Extract/ Prunus Persica Fruit Extract, PTFE, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sorbic Acid, Talc, Zinc Stearate. May Contain/Peut Contenir (+/-): Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

Charmed, I’m Sure Ingredients

Talc, Mica, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, PTFE, Zinc Stearate, Sodium Saccharin, Water/Aqua/Eau, Geraniol, Glycerin, Hexyl Cinnamal, Limonene, Linalool, Fragrance/Parfum. Phenoxyethanol, Prunus Persica (Peach) Fruit Extract/ Prunus Persica Fruit Extract, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sorbic Acid. May Contain/Peut Contenir (+/-): Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

Luscious Ingredients

Mica, Talc, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Zinc Stearate, Sodium Saccharin, Water/Aqua/Eau, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer. Geraniol, Glycerin, Hexyl Cinnamal, Limonene, Linalool, Fragrance/Parfum, Phenoxyethanol, Prunus Persica (Peach) Fruit Extract/ Prunus Persica Fruit Extract, PTFE, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sorbic Acid. May Contain/Peut Contenir (+/-): Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

Georgia Ingredients

Talc, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, PTFE, Zinc Stearate, Mica, Sodium Saccharin, Water/Aqua/Eau, Geraniol, Glycerin, Hexyl Cinnamal, Limonene, Linalool, Fragrance/Parfum, Phenoxyethanol, Prunus Persica (Peach) Fruit Extract/Prunus Persica Fruit Extract, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sorbic Acid, Carmine (CI 75470). May Contain/Peut Contenir (+/-): Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

Just Peachy Ingredients

Mica, Talc, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Zinc Stearate, PTFE, Sodium Saccharin, Water/Aqua/Eau, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Geraniol, Glycerin, Hexyl Cinnamal, Limonene, Linalool, Fragrance/Parfum, Phenoxyethanol, Prunus Persica (Peach) Fruit Extract/Prunus Persica Fruit Extract, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sorbic Acid, Tin Oxide, Carmine (CI 75470). May Contain/Peut Contenir (+/-): Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

Bellini Ingredients

Mica, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Talc, PTFE, Zinc Stearate, Sodium Saccharin, Water/Aqua/Eau, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Geraniol, Glycerin, Hexyl Cinnamal, Limonene, Linalool, Fragrance/Parfum, Phenoxyethanol, Prunus Persica (Peach) Fruit Extract/Prunus Persica Fruit Extract,, Silica, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sorbic Acid, Carmine (CI 75470). May Contain/Peut Contenir (+/-): Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Bronze Powder (CI 77400), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

Bless Her Heart Ingredients

Talc, Mica, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, PTFE, Zinc Stearate, Sodium Saccharin Water/Aqua/Eau, Geraniol, Glycerin, Hexyl Cinnamal, Limonene, Linalool, Fragrance/Parfum, Phenoxyethanol, Prunus Persica (Peach) Fruit Extract/Prunus Persica Fruit Extract, Silica, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sorbic Acid. May Contain/Peut Contenir (+/-): Bronze Powder (CI 77400), Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

Too Faced Sweet Peach Eyeshadow Pallet

Conclusion of Too Faced Sweet Peach

In conclusion, I’m obsessed!!!! I still have love for the Naked Pallets, but this one is amazing and comes with 18 colors as where the Naked Pallets come with only 12.

How to Purchase Too Faced Sweet Peach?

You can purchase this pallet for $49 that includes 18 Eye Shadows 0.95g/0.03 Oz and has a Total Net Weight of 17.1g/0.54Oz. from Too Faced and  Macys.

Too Faced Sweet Peach Eyeshadow Pallet

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Avoid Chapped Lips with these 4 Types of Lip Products

Avoid Chapped Lips with these 4 Types of Lip Products

Weather can take a toll on your lips! Ouch! Summer can burn your lips. While, Winter is brutal with the cold and dryness meaning chapped and cracked lips if you don’t take preventative measures! After suffering year after year I headed to Sephora and the mall to checked out what I could do to prevent last years mistakes. There’s a few different products you should be using for your lips including lip scrub, chap stick or lip masks, and lip serum.

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Lip Scrubs

Scrubs are amazing for exfoliating your lips and leaving them silky and smooth. I normally use mine in the shower, but if you find a good tasting one like I mention below then its perfect for on the go! With lip care, I always start off with doing a lip scrub first.

Whipped Cherry Bite Lip Scrub
Whipped Cherry Bite Lip Scrub

This Whipped Cherry Bite lip scrub helps exfoliate and condition your lips. It smells wonderful and taste great as well, but is not intended to be swallowed. I take about a teaspoon of the scrub and put it on my lips. I apply it while I am in the shower so that it is easy to rinse off. You can either rub the scrub in with your finger or you can rub your top and bottom lips together move the tiny beads around and exfoliate. I really like the tiny container that this product comes in and the smooth black top. The only thing I have not liked about this product is that the beads are not as prevalent when I apply it to my lips. I would definitely recommend trying this lip scrub. You can check it out here.

Ingredients

-10 Mg Trans-Resveratrol: From vitis vinifera and polygonum cuspidatum.
Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil*, Pistacia Vera (Pistachio) Seed Oil (and) Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil*, Carnauba Wax (And) Beeswax (And) Jojoba Wax*, Aroma (Natural Flavor)*, Prunus Avium (Cherry) Kernel Oil*, Trans-Resveratrol*, Vitis Vinefera (Grapeseed) Oil*, Siraitia Grosvenori (Monk Fruit)*, Ci 75470 (Carmine)*. *Natural.

Lush Sugar Plum Fairy

Lush Sugar Plum Fairy Lip Scrub

Let me just say wow this stuff is tasty!! Which makes it so you can apply it out of the shower on the go! It’s like sugar and it has all the exfoliant that you could possibly want! You can even see in the picture how exfoliant it is. It was sold out three times when I went to the store near me, it is that good!! If you don’t have a lush store around you, you can grab some from LushUSA site or Amazon.

Ingredients

Castor Sugar , Organic Jojoba Oil (Simmondsia chinensis) , Sweet Wild Orange Oil (Citrus sinensis) , *Citral , *Limonene , Flavor , Lustre Dust (Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Red 28, Blue 1) . *Occurs naturally in essential oils

Chap Sticks

Chapstick is the next line of defense against windy winter or sunburned lips. It has a thicker texture to it and really aims to moisturize your lips and stays on your lips to protect them with a thin layer of gloss.

Bite agave lip mask

Bite agave lip mask

Bite agave lip mask is so great I bought it in all three colors: Smashed, Champagne , and Natural. The reason it is so great is that it is a super thick and moisturizing formula that you leave on your lips. It is a Sephora exclusive so you can grab some for $26 each from Sephora . (Ingredients are from picture : left to right)

Agave Lip Mask in Smashed Ingredients

Resveratrol: From Vitis Vinifera and Polygonum Cuspidatum.

Lanolin* (Pharma Grade), Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil*, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter*, Glyceryl Rosinate*, Agave Tequilana (Blue Agave) Nectar**, Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil Unsaponifiables*, Cera Alba (Beeswax)**, Flavor (Aroma), Siraitia Grosvenorii (Monk Fruit) Extract*, Vanilla Tahitensis (Vanilla) Fruit Extract*, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax*, Hydrogenated Castor Oil *, Trans-Resveratrol*, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil**, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract**, Tocopherol *, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract (And) Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract (And) Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850).

* Natural
** Organic

Agave Lip Mask in Champagne Ingredients

-Resveratrol: Acts as an antioxidant equivalent to 15 glasses of red wine.
-Jojoba Oil: Hydrates and heals skin.

Trans-Resveratrol, Lanolin (Pharma Grade), Organic Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Organic Butyrospermum, Parkii (Shea) Butter, Glyceryl Rosinate, Organic Agave Tequilana (Blue Agave) Nectar, Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil Unsaponifiables, Organic Cera Alba (Beeswax), Flavor, Vanillin, Siraitia Grosvernori (Monk Fruit), Vanilla Tahitensis (Vanilla) Fruit Extract, Organic Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Trans-resveratrol, Vitis Vinefera (Grape) Oil, Tocopherol Acetate, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, and Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, +/- May Contain: Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Carmine (CI 75470).

Agave Lip Mask in Natural Ingredients

15 MG Trans-Resveratrol From Vitis Vinifera & Polygonum Cuspidatum, Lanolin (Pharma Grade), Ricinus communic (Castor) Seed Oil*, Butyrospermum Parkll (Shea) Butter*, Glyceryl Rosinate*, Agave Tequilana (Blue Agave) Nectar **, Flavor (Aroma), Siraitia Grosvenorll (Monk Fruit), Vanilla Tahitensis (Vanilla) Fruit Extract, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax*, Hydrogenated Caster Oil *, Transresveratrol*, helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil **, Vitis Vinfera (Grape) Seed Extract**, Tocpherol*, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract (AND) Lonicera Japonica (Honey Suckle) Flower Extract (AND) Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*

Medicated Lip Balms

Furthermore to protect your lips, I would also suggest using Medicated Lip Balm! You shouldn’t apply this more than 4-5 times a day but it really seals in the moisture and helps protect your lips against sunburn and the cold weather. It is also handy to have around incase you forget to apply lip care one day and are left with chapped lips. I really like Blixtex Medicated Lip Balm here and also Eos Medicated Lip Balm here . I like how it makes your lips feel chilled which can be relieving when your lips are soar from being cracked.

Lip Serums

Lip Serums help to super moisturize your lips making them super smooth. This is just like using oils for your hair vs conditioner, except it is for your lips and its serum vs chap stick.

Comments below and what lip products you’ve tried that are different from the ones mentioned above!

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Energizing and Fat Burning Pre Workout Powder Indepth Review

Performix SST Suspension Super Thermogenic Pre Workout Powder

Performix SST Suspension Super Thermogenic Pre workout Powder

If you have never used pre workout powder then I’m really exited to be able to tell you all about it!! As you get further into your fitness journey you will find yourself learning: the names of different exercises, buying more and more fitness clothing, lifting gloves, acquiring equipment, researching nutrition for pre workout snacks along with post workout snacks, supplements, and pre workouts!! First, I will explain a little bit about pre workout in general. Then I will dive into the ingredients of this particular pre workout and in addition explain how the ingredients benefit you.

What does pre workout do and how much do I take?

Pre workout helps to wake your body up and give you an extra punch to your workout due to boosting body energy, metabolize fat, and enhances mental focus. Therefore users will lift heavier and train harder with pre workout. The serving size is 3 scoops(7g) but I highly recommend starting off with only half a scoop first because it is very powerful due to the amount of caffeine and other ingredients. Also, I start out with half a scoop for about three weeks, 1 scoop after that and continue to raise it by half a scoop as I feel I need it. It comes in a NET WT. 7.4 OZ (210g) container that includes 30 servings.  1 scoop is 67mg, 2 scoops is 113mg, and 3 scoops is 200mg.

So, What’s in it and what do those vitamins do?

Supplements

Calculations in the following supplements are based on serving size of 3 scoops(7g)


Calories: 15

 Calories are a unit of energy. Specifically the energy needed to raise the temperature of 1 gram of water through 1 °C (now usually defined as 4.1868 joules). Therefore it’s basically a way of describing how much energy your body could get from consuming it.
Calories from Fat: 5
Calories in food are created from a combination of from carbohydrates, proteins, and fats.  A gram of carbohydrate and protein both have the same amount of 4 calories.  A gram of fat, contains 9 calories.
Total Carbohydrate: 3g 
Total carbohydrates are created from multiple nutrients, including dietary fiber, sugars and starches. Hence this makes carbohydrate critical to energy intake.
Niacin(as Nicotinic Acid): 10mg 
Niacin is a form of B vitamins. B vitamins produce energy for the body by burning food/carbohydrates into fuel/glucose.

Vitamin B-12 (as Methylcobalamin): 1,000mcg
Vitamin B12 helps the body make red blood cells. So if you have a Vitamin B12 deficiency you might feel weak, feel less energized, and think slower.

Calcium: 98mg
 Calcium helps build strong bones and protect your teeth.

Sodium: 115mg
When sodium levels and osmolality (concentration of chemical particles in the fluid part of blood) fall, the posterior lobe of the pituitary gland release antidiuretic hormones when the osmoreceptors in the hypothalamus are stimulated.  Antidiuretic hormones helps absorption of water in the kidneys so that water is conserved while sodium and other electrolytes are excreted in the urine. On the other spectrum if sodium levels and osmolality rise, the hypothalamus thirst center neurons relates a message to you to drink water in order to restore osmolality.

Potassium: 310 mg
Potassium is a mineral and electrolyte that helps regulate blood pressure, normal water balance, muscle contractions, nerve impulses, digestion, heart rhythm, pH balance (acidity and alkalinity) which as a result prevents fatigue,
muscle spasms, weakness, cramping, irregular heartbeat,
constipation, nausea, and also vomiting.

“Performixx Suspension Super Thermo Complex”

Choline Biartrate: 
Fat molecules called phospholipids contain Choline. In these, choline is linked to a phospholipid called phosphatidic acid or more commonly known as lecithin. They help transport fat and cholesterol from the liver to other parts of the body. Choline is also important for improving memory and muscle control by producing neurotransmitter acetylcholine. Furthermore,  Benefits of Choline bitartrate include enhance athletic performance, reduce cholesterol levels, protect the liver from alcohol-related damage, lower blood pressure, and control mood swings.
Caffeine Anhydrous:
Caffeine is a stimulant of the nervous system. Anhydrous caffeine is simply dehydrated caffeine, hence meaning it does not contain water and is easier to put into pill form.
Sensoril Ashwagandha (Withania Somnifera) Extract(root/leaf)[std. to 8% Withanolides and 32% Oligosaccharides]:
Ashwagandha extract improves energy while supporting brain and nervous system function by regenerating axon and dendrites.
Synephrine HCl:
Also known as “bitter orange”, Synephrine HCl is a fat burner.
Huperzine A (Huperzia serrata) Extract(whole plant) 1%:
Huperzine A, while extracted from the Chinese club moss plant, helps acetylcholinesterase inhibitor increase memory formation levels of in neurotransmitters.

3’5′-Cyclic Adenosine Monophosphate [98% cAMP]:
cAMP helps to transfer cells through the plasma membrane to receive the effects of hormones like glucagon and adrenaline.
 
Bioperine Black Pepper (Piper nigrum) Extract (fruit) (std. to 95% Piperine):
Black Pepper, which comes from the dried Piper Nigrum plant, helps absorb nutrients and furthermore boosts metabolism. Benefits include helping to prevent joint pain, fatigue and in severe cases its deficiency can consequently cause a stroke. Bioperine enhances the body natural thermogenesis process which is a main factor of maintaining weight loss.

Yohimbine HCl:
Yohimbine, extracted from the Yohimbine tree bark, helps athletic performance, weight loss, exhaustion, chest pain, high blood pressure, low blood pressure that occurs when standing up, diabetic nerve pain, and for depression along with certain other medications.

Oleoylethanolamide Powder (std. to 15% to Oleoylethanolamide):
Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor alpha agonist that is a naturally occurring ethanolamide lipid that regulates feeding and body weight. 

“Disffusion Carrier Compound”

Medium Chain Triglycerides (Palm Kernal Blend):
Medium Chain Triglycerides (MTCs) artificially made fats used for nutrient absorption, burning fat, and also building lean muscle mass.
Safflower Oil Blend(std. to 60% Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA)):
CLA works with the body to manage a healthy weight, blood sugar level, and lean body mass. It also promotes cardiovascular and immune system health and encourages healthy lipid profiles as well as body composition by reducing body fat. In Addition ,  CLA helps fight high cholesterol, triglycerides, and Osteoporosis.

Other ingredients: 

Citric acid:
As part of this supplement, Citric acid are classified as a processing aid and so it is used as such.
Natural and Artificial flavors:
The main difference between artificial and natural flavoring is the origin where natural is from natural editable ingredients while artificial is from chemical non editable ingredients. Natural flavor is defined as a combination of ingredients such as plants and oils that do not provide nutritional value.
Erythritol:
Erythritol is a sugar alcohol that helps to sweeten flavor while not adding calories.
Glucose Polymers:
Glucose Polymers are simple sugars that are an additive to other products to provide an energy boost.
Sucralose:
Sucralose is another non caloric sweetener. Sweeteners that do not contain calories are not broken down by the body.
Acesulfame Potassium:
Acesulfame Potassium also known as acesulfame is a nom caloric sweetener that is claimed to be 200 times sweeter than table sugar.
Silicon Dioxide: 
When added and used in supplements this additive prevents ingredients from sticking together by absorbing excess moisture, in this case helping the powder to not clump. Most noteworthy, Consumers should not take out the silicon packets, included in the container, because the powder may clump.
Sodium Caseinate: 
Sodium Caseinate is a protein found in mammals milk and is used as a food additive for industrial purposes such as product consistency, flavoring and nutrient.
FD&C blue lake #1:
FD&C blue lake #1 is a disodium salt made from a coal tar derivative that helps to color food. Also , when mixed with yellow it can produce green tint.
FD&C Blue #1:
FDA has approved FD&C Blue #1 water soluble coloring dye so it can be added to foods.
 

Contains:

Milk. Produced in a factory that may also process ingredients containing egg, fish, crustacean shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat and soybeans.

Where can you buy it? 

Customers can buy it for $36.96 on Amazon and from experience it lasts around 5 months taking as much as 1-2 scoops a day. Amazon has it for less then most other retail sellers.

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