We can all agree that the month of February was one that seemed endless but thankfully March has finally come and we are on to the third month of the year. I have several items that I enjoyed for the month of February.
In my January Favorites post I mentioned my Mason Vitamin E cream which I have been using as a night cream ( still love it btw). But I have also incorporated 100% vitamin E oil to my skin care regimen. I use this oil as a moisturizer, when i am doing steam facials and even to remove my makeup at times.
Vitamin E benefits skin by strengthening the capillary walls and improving moisture and elasticity, acting as a natural anti-aging nutrient within your body. Studies have shown that vitamin E reduces inflammation both within your body and on your skin, helping maintain healthy, youthful skin.
Vitamin E also helps the healing process in the skin. It’s absorbed by the epidermis layer of the skin and can be used to treat sunburn, which is one of the leading causes of skin cancer, among other factors. Because it speeds up cell regeneration, it can be used to treat scars, acne and wrinkles; this makes your skin look healthier and younger.
I have seen a significant improvement in the brightness and elasticity of my skin since using this product and is definitely one i will continue using.
Clean & Clear Essentials deep cleaning astringent
This product claims
“CLEAN & CLEAR® Essentials Deep Cleaning Astringent contains a maximum- strength acne-fighting medication that treats and helps prevent pimples.”
With 2%Salicylic Acid the directions state that you soak a cotton round with the astringent and apply to the necessary areas. Now if you know me you know that I am a fan of gentle toners or micellar waters but lately I have been suffering from breakouts and needed something a bit stronger. This Cleansing Astringent does exactly what it does plus you can feel the tingling sensation when you apply it to the affected area.
A Huge shout out to my boyfriend’s mother for introducing me to this product. It was love at first use for me with this shampoo and conditioner due to its delicious sent and creamy texture.
This product claims ‘Help repair and strengthen hair with our lush, creamy, paraben-free formulas that bloom with the delicious fragrance of royal jelly, honey, and propolis extracts. Shampoo, conditioner and treatment heal and rejuvenates to the ends, helping prevent split ends and damage.’
Now normally any shampoo with sulfates is a direct no for me but i’ve found that using this shampoo after a hot oil treatment is key to leaving the hair soft and moisturized and of course the conditioner left my hair supple and easily manageable.
Let’s once again talk about my love of lipsticks shall we? If you have not read my post on Five MUST HAVE Lipsticks for Women of Color or 5 Killer Lipsticks You Can Access Locally #MelaninMonday I mention beautiful nudes for women of color. This nude i stumbled upon while casually window shopping (i know i know). And I fell in love with the subtle pink color that can be worn by itself or with a brown liner or with a gloss on top.
In my journey to self improvement i came across this book with a very controversial cover but a very strong argument. In its write up on Amazon this book states.
“In this generation-defining self-help guide, a superstar blogger cuts through the crap to show us how to stop trying to be “positive” all the time so that we can truly become better, happier people.
For decades, we’ve been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. “F**k positivity,” Mark Manson says. “Let’s be honest, shit is f**ked and we have to live with it.” In his wildly popular Internet blog, Manson doesn’t sugarcoat or equivocate. He tells it like it is—a dose of raw, refreshing, honest truth that is sorely lacking today. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F**k is his antidote to the coddling, let’s-all-feel-good mindset that has infected modern society and spoiled a generation, rewarding them with gold medals just for showing up.”
I’m only halfway done with this book and wont give away any spoilers but it is one which is relatable, humorous and eye opening and is one I recommend to men women and even teens.