Wednesday, April 10, 2013

♥ March Favorites 2013 ♥


These are my March favorites, I would love to see the things you were loving in March as well. Leave a comment below or a video response :)

Products mentioned:
1. Mario Badescu - Glycolic Grapefruit Cleansing Lotion
2. Maybelline - Clean Express Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover
3. Vitabath - Dreamy Pink Frosting Body Wash
4. L'Oreal EveryStyle Energizing Dry Shampoo
5. Treat - Soft Candy Vanilla Buttercream Organic Aloe Souffle 
6. Treat - Banana Cream Lip Balm
7. Lush - Coconut Deoderant
8. Lush - Brazened Honey Fresh Face Mask
9. Rimmel - Match Perfection Concealer
10. Revlon - Super Lustrous Lip Gloss in " 180 Pink Pop"
11. Stila - Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner
12. e.l.f. - Small Stipple Brush
13. e.l.f. - Blending Eye Brush
14. L'Oreal - Telescopic Shocking Extensions Mascara
15. Virgil's - Zero Root Beer
16. Wholly Guacamole - 100 Calorie Packs
17. Chobani Greek Yogurt

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If you want to see what the L'Oreal Telescopic Shocking Extensions Mascara wand looks like, watch below


video


Disclaimer: All opinions are my own, all products were bought with my own money unless stated otherwise. I own all rights to this video.



Wednesday, April 3, 2013

I ♥ Spring TAG!


I'm so excited about the I ♥ Spring TAG, I think it is adorable, and I thought it was really fun to shoot.  Missglamorazzi came up with the tag, and if you want to see the original video you can watch it here: youtube.com/missglamorazzi

I would love for everyone to do this TAG as well, please leave a video response if you do!

If you want to watch my video visit my youtube channel: youtube.com/melissa62010 or watch below


Here are the Questions!
1. Favorite spring nail polish?
2. What is your must-have lip color this spring?
3. Show us your favorite spring dress!
4. What's your favorite flower?
5. Favorite spring scarf/accessory?
6. What spring trend(s) are you most excited about this year? (Makeup, fashion or both!)
7. Favorite spring candle?
8. Favorite body spray/perfume for spring?
9. What is spring like where you live?
10. What's your favorite thing about spring?
11. Are you a spring cleaner?
12. Any plans for spring break or an upcoming vacation?

I'm Tagging:
Ellie Dalton
Elizabeth Bartley
theinsideoutbeauty
Beautiessestials
TheBeautystand
oxLaShawnaxo

Disclaimer: All products were purchased with my own money unless otherwise stated.  I am not affiliated with these brands.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Giveaway! Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette



Well I hope I am about to make your day better because I am giving away an Urban Decay Naked 2 palette! This is a way of saying thank you to all of my subscribers, here are the rules in order to qualify to win:

The contest will close once I hit 150 subscribers, I will make a video announcing the winner, so stay tuned!

Rules for giveaway:
1. Must be a subscriber!
2. Leave a comment telling me your favorite thing in March so far (comment as much as you want, each comment is an entry!)
3. Must be 18 & over or have permission from a parent.

Talk about the contest on twitter and instagram using #MTSGIVEAWAY150








Friday, March 8, 2013

My Acne Cure



Hi guys,

It's Friday!! I am so excited that the weekend is finally here. I wanted to make this video for anyone who is suffering from acne.  I suffered with it, and I still get occasional break outs, but I wanted to share some of my tips and tricks to fight it.  If you are looking for a more natural approach, this is for you!  I am not an expert, so these may not work for everyone, but they are what helped me.


My Tips & Tricks:

1. Heredity- this is the biggest factor that you cannot control, and unfortunately you will have to wait this one out!

2. Don't touch or pick at your face- THIS WILL MAKE IT WORSE! I know that it is annoying to have white heads, but if you pop them, I have noticed that it will spread.  When you pick or "pop" them, you are also damaging your skin and you will leave hyper-pigmentation or scarring behind.

3. Wash your face 2x per day

4. Watch what you eat! - I know there isn't a lot of science to back this up yet, but I know from personal experience that there are trigger foods in my diet that will cause me to break out.  Here is a link that will explain it a little more.
http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2013/02/19/172429086/diet-and-acne-for-a-clearer-complexion-cut-the-empty-carbs

5. Drink water - water is the best way to detox your body!

6. Stay away from caffeine - caffeine actually dehydrates your body causing your skin to look bad.  Also, most people do not drink coffee black, there is added sugar, artificial sugar, and/or cream or milk that would be a cause of breakouts.  Take it out of your diet and see what happens.

7. Clean your pillow cases!  Make an effort to clean your pillow cases at least once a week, it may help.

8. Try a free & clear laundry detergent - many laundry detergents contain dyes and perfumes that can be irritating to the skin and may be a source of breakouts for some of you.

9. Stay away from shampoo, conditioner, & body care products with sulfites, sulfates, and parabens - there are so many places that carry these types of products, you can even get them at Wal-Mart example: Burts Bees, Alba Botanica.  I am currently using Vitabath from Ulta, and it smells like cupcakes, yummy!

10. Buy products based on your skin type - It's ok to take advice from someone who has similar skin to you, don't just buy random products, you will waste time and money, take time to research a little bit.

11. Purchase makeup that is acceptable for your skin - Make sure you read packaging! There are a lot of ingredients that can clog your pores, look for OIL FREE & NON-COMEODOGENIC


I hope this helps some of you!!

XOXO
Melissa

Monday, March 4, 2013

Tomorrow, tomorrow....

http://instagr.am/p/WcxG5_xWB8/
Hey guys, tomorrow I will be filming February favorites. I am going to make sure that I am posting a video at least once a week, so stay tuned. In the mean time watch my latest video: " Current simple foundation routine" YouTube.com/melissa62010 thank you everyone :)

 

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