Beauty and Fashion Blog, Makeup Reviews, How to Makeup | Keshia Glam: March 2016

Makeup Collection Declutter: Lip Products!

Hello my lovely readers :) This is the 2nd post of my decluttering series where I'm showing you guys all of the makeup that I will be getting rid of. I'll be posting a seperate post for each section. As you can read from the title: this week we're decluttering my lip products..which all just so happen to be pink?!



Covergirl products that are saying bye-bye:
Lipslick: princess
wetslick: crush, strawberry splash
Some random duo thing that just looked cool haha!

All of the mentioned covergirl products just didn't provide enough pigment for my liking.

NYC No-Go's: 
Sugarplum lipstick and Fruit Punch lipgloss

Rimmel 
Kiss and Stay lipglosses: First Kiss & Forever Rose
Royal Gloss: Pink Taffy

Wet n Wild: 
Natural Blend Lip Shimmer
Light Beige Frost


Hard Candy: Plexiglass & lip plumping serum

12 no-name lipglosses

ELF: 
Liquid Lipstick Pink Lemonade, Raspberry
Hypershine Gloss: Vixen
Lip glosses (misc.): Pink Kiss & Pink Candy

Elf lipglosses are for the sticky lovers. If you don't like sticky formulas stay away from ELF glosses. I'm a huge fan of their Hypershine Glosses (left) because they shine great. The ELF liquid lipsticks(right) are nothing like liquid lipsticks. I hate the felt tip and their regular lip glosses are just far too sticky for me.




Total Decluttered Lip Products: 29

What's that one lip product that you should get out of your makeup collection?


Makeup Collection Declutter: Eye products!

Welcome to the first part of my declutter series! I'll be posting the decluttering of my makeup collection in sections starting with the eye products. Most of the products are drugstore; either they are broken, bad quality or I just never reach for them. This declutter is years overdue. Let's get started!



Covergirl
Quads: Fard Accent, Majestic Hazel
Gel Eyecolor

Wet n Wild
Trio-Knock on Wood
Greed

Hard Candy
Shadow Stick

2 eyeshadows

Rimmel
Quads: State of Grace, Urban Flower. These were nice when used with a base, I just haven't reached for them in a very long time!



ELF:
Quads: Punk Funk, Butternut, Teal Dream
Duos: Blueberry & Black licorice
Brown Liquid Liner:
Cream Black Liner
4 no name trios

Bonnebell Quad- Cafe Classic
Almay Trio- For Blues
Revlon Eternal Summer cream palette
2 Avon Quad Palettes


2 BH Cosmetics Liners- These were some of the worse pencils I've ever used..if you could call them pencils. The 'pencil' of color actually slid completely out of the tube. (what the hell!)

3 LA Colors Jumbo Eye Pencils- These were dupes for the NYX pencils until they broke off extremely easily.

3 OFRA mascaras. I really loved these, they're actually empties!

Total Decluttered Eye colors/products: 71


What some eye products that you should remove from your collection?



Paid Guest Post: Dermaroller. Should you try it?

As you guys know, I'm an esthetician. Which basically means that I'm a licensed spa treatment-obsessive type of girl; so when the opportunity arose for a guest post relating to a new facial tool, I jumped on it. Move over, IPL here comes the Dermaroller. Grab your tea, kick off your shoes and let's learn a little bit about Dermaroller shall we? 

How Dermaroller and Laser Skin Procedures Match Up 
Are you wondering how Dermaroller and laser skin procedures match up against each other? Well, in order to understand that fully you need to first understand why either one is necessary. You also have to be aware of how both processes work to repair skin cells. 


What Happens to Your Skin Throughout Life 
Life itself is one of the big factors that can influence your skin health. Since your skin is on the outside of your body, it gets exposed to a lot every single day. Some of the things that can damage it include extreme cold or heat, too much sun exposure, too much wind exposure, and exposure to any sort of harsh chemicals, whether they are airborne or in products that you yourself apply to your skin. Eventually, all of those things start to add up.

On top of those problems, smoking, eating too many fatty foods, drinking too much alcohol, and even not sleeping well can cause your skin cells to break down. There are also completely normal drops in hormone levels that happen when you get older, causing your body to have a harder time keeping up with cellular repairs, including fixing damaged skin cells.



Using Lasers or Dermaroller Treatments to Fortify Your Body's Cells
The good news is that there are many cosmetic procedures that can help to make your skin cells healthier. Dermaroller and laser treatments are just two options. A Dermaroller is also called a micro-needling device. It basically punctures your skin with a bunch of tiny needles. That will cause your body to naturally respond to the attack, repairing old damage while also repairing the damage that was just caused. It's essentially a way to trick your body into making more of the natural substances it used to produce in large quantities, such as collagen.

Treatment with medical laser machines works in a similar way. The laser device makes the skin cells heat up, causing minor damage. The body's response is to try to repair that damage with elastin, collagen, and natural restorative substances.


Why Some Patients Choose Dermaroller Over Lasers 
Even though laser machines are very precise and good at what they do, they can also damage certain types of skin. One problem is that they all produce heat. That heat can cause burns when it comes in contact with skin that is overly oily. Another issue is that certain lasers can actually lighten patches of skin by a few shades in those with darker skin tones. For those and other reasons, you might decide to explore Dermaroller options instead of laser treatments.

Dermaroller is Not as Painful as You Think
Even though your skin will be poked by lots of needles if you have Dermaroller treatment, it's not actually that painful. The technician will carefully apply a numbing compound to the section of skin you are having treated before the procedure. You'll have to sit and wait for it to take effect before the Dermaroller device can be rolled over your skin. So, before you choose between micro-needling and laser treatments, you should definitely disregard the pain factor.


Erin Condren Vertical Life Planner: 6 months later!

When I first thought about buying a planner, an expensive one at that, I was seriously skeptical. Honestly I've always liked crafts so the colorful, stickery-possibilities are what caught my attention. Except I didn't know what I would write, if my life was busy enough or if I could afford to maintain it. Six month's later I'm glad I took the step in purchasing my Erin Condren Vertical Life Planner (ECLP). Seriously there are so many things to keep track of and you'll be glad you did. **please note: Don't be afraid..I'm a heavy sticker user, you are welcome to use your planner however you like ;)



A quick list of items you can track:

Health: water intake, medicine, doctor appointments, steps, calories, meals, whether it's leg or arm day, seriously a ton of things here.

School: Class schedule, tests, events, studying hours, holidays.

Household: grocery lists, maybe you're trying to KonMari your home, cleaning schedule, laundry days, replace ac filters..literally any and everything.

Miscellaneous: Bill dues, date nights, game days, tv shows, social media posts, blog and youtube uploads, mileage.

...and Just plain on record keeping, add in stuff you've already done. Make note of that awesome vacation you took last week and what you did each day--whether it was planned or not. Write down your awesome memories, you'll be glad you did in the years to come.



I know you're thinking what I was thinking at first: "but I've gone my entire life without a planner and my life is okay." I thought that until I looked back at how I was keeping upload ideas in a random journal or in my phone, my appointments were spread out all over the world, I'd forget prescriptions. I'd have to call or login in somewhere to look at appointment times or bill amounts/dates..my life was secretly all over the place.

Now there is a certain convenience in looking at my planner and knowing everything, all in one place. If you're unsure if planning is right for you or if the ECLP is right for you try downloading a similar printable page like this one from Townhouse Palette. You could also make a planner layout on notebook paper.



I plan to incorporate a lot more planner posts in my blog posts, simply because it is a huge part of my life. I also film weekly planner videos on my Youtube channel: http://www.Youtube.com/KeshiaGlam. If you guys have any questions or requests just let me know. You can ask about planning on a budget to tracking meals, anything..I can talk about planners alllll day :)



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