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Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be. Shel Silverstein

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Product Review:

Boots No. 7 Intensive Moisture Mask:
Okay, so I cannot remember a time when my face was completely blemish free since before middle school. I have never had extreme acne, but I have always had a few break outs here and there, always manageable with makeup. I have tried everything from dermatologist prescribed products, to proactiv, to all natural acne remedies and just about everything in between with minimal results. I got to the point where I finally accepted my few breakouts and my face routine consisted of lots of salicylic acid to dry out what blemishes I had as fast as possible. This led to lots of dry patches on my face, but that seemed to be the lesser of the two evils. And that's how I lived with my skin. Until now. I was using my parents shower the other day (SUCH a luxury compared to the ridiculously low water pressure at my apartment) and I love trying out my mom's shampoos and face products. I was a little hesitant to use this product because I was under the impression that moisturizers that aren't acne fighting, make acne prone skin worse, but I went for it anyways. Not only was my face left EXTREMELY soft, but after rushing to Target to buy my own, my skin has rapidly cleared up over the past few days and no new blemishes have appeared. WIN-WIN-WIN! Definitely. Definitely a must buy.

Maybelline Dream Smooth Mousse:

I have been a loyal bare minerals customer for upwards of six years but the expensive prices have finally forced me elsewhere to find a more college-budget friendly option. As explained above, my skin has its problem areas so I always extensively research new products before putting them on my face, especially when its a product that is notorious for making skin problems worse. I have not used drug store makeup since middle school and I was definitely skeptical. I spent a good hour watching youtube reviews of the best drugstore foundations. What I came across what a youtube channel of a girl named Emily who is a host for a morning show. Her youtube channel, Beauty Broadcast is all about makeup. She is extremely well spoken, knowledgeable, and well respected. Her review on Maybelline's Dream Smooth Mousse sold me.

  I absolutely love this foundation! It has awesome coverage but feels super light. I don't use the sponge to apply it because sponges hold a lot of bacteria, instead, I use a foundation brush that I can clean regularly. It stays on all day, and all I have to do to touch up is a little mineral veil to absorb any oil that appears through the day.  The best part: it doesn't make me break out! 

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