Good morning, duchess! I'm pretty sure I've got just straight coffee coursing through my veins so I apologize in advance if I start topic-jumping from here to Egypt in this post.
I know I've been a little pokey with the makeup posts this week, and "Imma be rill wichu" so you don't think I'm normally this dodgey . . . all of the traveling, fast food, wedding / work stress, and sleep deprivation that comes with taking long trips has caused me to break out in a big way.
Therefore, I kind of put myself on the bench for a little while so I can give my skin a water break and a little time to breathe and save you guys from having to look at my distressing selfies. Trust me, arms-length is not a flattering distance when my face decides to self destruct.
So yesterday morning, I exfoliated and used some peel pads to get rid of my dull dead skin cells, and then I squeezed a little bit of fresh lemon into some melted coconut oil and used that concoction as a moisturizer. I woke up this morning feeling like my face had been resuscitated but still not 100%, so I did a little turmeric mask this morning and found a recipe (also with turmeric) for a skin-brightening juice. Thanks, Pinterest!
I've been using turmeric a lot when I cook because I read an article about all of its many health benefits so I try to sneak it into any recipe I possibly can. Click on the pictures below if you want to check out the two skin-saving turmeric elixirs I used this morning:
PS I also read that some celebrities put a little bit of turmeric in their tinted moisturizers (aka: they keep it on all day) to give that bright-shiny-beautiful-kissable-skin look.
Also, something I'm really excited about that's skin-related: I ordered a PMD (personal microdermabrasion). I did some research (and by "research," I just mean I googled it and stuff, of course), and it's been getting great reviews so I'm really excited for it to hurry up and get here so I can try it.
Naturally, I'll let you guys know what I find out because it's pretty expensive ($160), but considering that you have to go in for multiple appointments for microdermabrasion to notice any difference and how much you pay for each appointment, it's definitely a pretty sound investment (IF it works *fingers crossed).
I've been getting kind of a lot of questions on where to begin when it comes to makeup essentials, so I've started working on a post that gives you some ideas for Beauty Basics.
Have a good one, lovebug.