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Can’t Get Your Look Right? You Might Be Using The Wrong Products

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Looking good is something that’s usually pretty high on most people’s list of priorities. Now, there’s certainly a conversation to be had about the level of importance that society places on people’s, particularly women’s, value in relation to the way that they look. But it’s pretty much impossible to deny that people like looking good and want to be able to do just that. Of course, no matter what advertising might try to tell you, that can often be a lot easier said than done. People assume that if they get enough products they can look their best all of the time no matter what. Well, the truth is that that’s simply not the case. The key is to make sure that you’re using the right products. With that in mind, here are some ways in which you might be using the wrong products to achieve your perfect look.

Not matching your skin tone

We’ve all had those moments where you see someone wearing makeup, and there’s a really obvious difference in color between their face and their neck. The reality is that, if you’re not able to find makeup that matches your skin tone then you’re never going to be able to achieve the look that you want. If you have darker skin then that’s historically been pretty difficult (look at the recent Tarte debacle!) Luckily there are brands like Fenty Beauty out there that cater to far more different shades than other products and Fenty Beauty is cruelty free!

Using products that don’t suit your hair type

Most people tend to assume that all shampoos and conditioners do the same thing but that’s not the case. Depending on your hair type, different products are going to have seriously different effects. If your hair is generally normal or greasy, then products designed for dry hair are going to be a serious problem for you. Similarly, if you have thin hair, then you might not be able to get the kind of volume that you really want with standard products. Check out therighthairstyles.com/volumizing-hair-products-for-fine-hair/ to see the kinds of options available for you. No matter what type of hair you have, there is almost certainly a product out there that can help you manage it and leave it looking fantastic.

Using the wrong equipment

It can often feel as though there are so many brushes, blenders, and wands that it’s impossible to keep track of what does what! However, if you’re using different brushes for the wrong purpose, then they’re never going to be as effective as they should. Make sure that you do your research when it comes to figuring out the equipment that you need to actually apply the products that you buy.

Of course, this isn’t to say that there are right and wrong products in general, simply that it’s possible to choose products that are wrong for you, or for the look that you’re trying to achieve. A lot of the time figuring these things out will be a bit trial and error, but there are also plenty of blogs and websites that can help you find the right products for you.

I hope you enjoyed the post!

Thanks so much for reading, as always <3

January 26, 2018
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Pair’d Beauty Review *

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Hey my loves! I’m so sorry about being MIA lately – I’m working full time and going to school part-time so my days are pretty busy, but the semester is finally over for me so now I’m able to have some time for myself. If you didn’t know already, I’m an ambassador for Pair’d Beauty. Pair’d Beauty is a small business that specializes in vegan, fair trade, natural products that are all made in small batches by hand <3 I’m super excited to share all of the goodies that Pair’d was kind enough to send me to try out!

I’ll start off by sharing my favorite item first! This is the Sleep Cleanse Face Serum that’s great for acne-prone skin. I was always afraid to try a serum or oils on my face because I figured they would clog my pores and make my acne worse but this totally changed that. It smells like lavender (my fave) which is why it’s a PM serum, so it helps you drift off into a wonderful sleep while also treating your skin. This serum helps to reduce discoloration and scars which is super helpful. 10/10 do recommend.

Here is another one of my favorites. This is the shower burst in Spotlight which smells like oranges and peppermint (amazing combo) to revitalize your senses. Shower bursts are kind of like bath bombs but if you’re in a pinch and want the effects of a bath bomb, shower burst are definitely for you. This one smells so good and it was so refreshing. I can’t wait to try out the different scent options!

I’m wide awake, thanks to this coffee sugar scrub! I’m all about scrubs, I love them so much. Coffee scrubs are especially my favorite since they smell so good and can help me wake up. Do you know why coffee is an amazing scrub? The caffeine in it helps to tighten the skin which can reduce the appearance of cellulite. Definitely pick this scrub up to make sure your skin is looking & feeling great for the winter.

Bubble bars are great for adding bubbles to your bath (who woulda thought?!) They’re super easy to use and can last up to a couple uses, depending on how you decide to break them up. I really enjoyed the scent of this!

This is the Fresh Glow Setting Spray. I was amazed at how well it worked! This one will give you a dewy finish, which I love. It smells great, didn’t irritate my skin and actually did it’s job. I’m happy to have a setting spray that’s made with natural products, rather than alcohol and other junk.

The only item that didn’t agree with my skin was the Rose Hydrosol Spray Toner, I’m not really sure if it was because I used it with another product or maybe my skin is just sensitive to rose/flowers. I have been too afraid to try it out again on my face since it made it red last time, but I did try it on my wrist and didn’t have any reactions. So *maybe* it’s because of the other product I used it with. However, I’m sure that if you’ve used a product like this before and you’ve liked it, you’ll probably like this one too. (I personally have never used a flower hydrosol before!)

That’s all for this little haul & review. I hope you enjoyed reading about a new brand and their products!

Since I’m an ambassador for Pair’d Beauty, you can use my code “RAE15” to save 15% off your purchase! I definitely suggest the face serum and the shower bursts – but Pair’d has so much more to choose from!

Thanks so much for reading, as always <3

xoxo, Rae

Disclaimer: Yes, these products were sent to me to review through Pair’d Beauty’s ambassador program. I am not being paid for this post and all opinions are 100% honest and my own.

December 15, 2017
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Avoid These Common Products In Your Beauty Routine

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Looking your best can often seem like something of a challenge to achieve. One of the biggest elements of this is always going to be deciding on what products to use. Whether it is the skin cream, the shampoo and conditioner, or the moisturizer, you want to make sure that you are making as many of the right decisions as possible. As it happens, there are a number of common products and chemicals which people put onto their skin or in their hair which are actually incredibly dangerous and damaging. If you want to look your best without paying a price, be sure to avoid the following.

Hair Dyes

Wanting to change the color of your hair is pretty common, and a fair enough goal. But the problem with many mainstream hair dyes is that they can actually be extremely damaging to your hair follicles. Many studies over the course of quite a few years have shown that hair dyes are related to a number of serious conditions, including bladder cancer, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, and multiple myeloma. You can also develop a tolerance to the chemicals which can mean that you end up with a pretty horrendous rash. Instead of using hair dye, you can lighten your color effectively with lemon juice, or use tea to cover any grey areas.

Sulfate Shampoos

The choice of shampoo is pretty important too, and it is worth looking into if you are keen to keep your body as clear of potentially dangerous chemicals as possible. A common dangerous chemical in shampoos is sulfate, which over time can cause significant damage to your hair in a number of ways. Unfortunately, many of the most popular products on the market have a good deal of sulfate in them, so avoiding this might be harder than you think. However, if you look through these best sulfate free shampoos you will definitely be off to a good start. You will likely notice the difference in how your hair feels, too. My favorite brand of cruelty free + sulfate free shampoo is Hask!

Perfumes

Bad news for perfume lovers. As it turns out, many of the most popular perfumes on the market contain harmful secret ingredients which can actually lead to a number of serious problems later on in life. Many of these chemicals are related to hormone deficiencies, allergic reactions and even rare cases of cancer. There are also cases of it triggering asthma (even in nearby people to the person wearing it), migraines and nausea. Best avoided if you can help it – go for lesser-known indie perfumes which you can find online – and make sure they are always cruelty-free too.

 

By avoiding the three above, you will be on the right path towards ensuring that you are keeping your body as healthy as possible. It can be surprising how many harmful chemicals are in these products, so it is best to avoid them where possible – and always research a new product before switching.

I hope you enjoyed the post! What things do you avoid in your beauty routine? Let me know! 🙂

Thanks so much for reading, as always <3

Xoxo, Rae

October 5, 2017
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