Tuesday, August 26, 2014

August 25, 2014 Illustration

Hi lovelies, as I mentioned on my Sunday post, Illustrations Tuesdays are back to stay. I will post an illustration every Tuesday going forward, hope you enjoy!!

Leslie xoxo

*This is my work please dont copy or use this image without my permision, Thanks!*

Monday, August 25, 2014

Origins Clear Improvement Mask Review

I recently reviewed Lush’s Mask of Magnaminty, which I really love but I have been exploring other masks as well. So today, I wanted to chat a little bit about Origins Clear Improvement Mask.
According to the Sephora web site, it’s “a mask with activated charcoal to draw out deep-dwelling pore-cloggers.” “What it is formulated to do: When environmental toxins, dirt, and debris get under your skin, its waste-filtering system gets jammed, pores get clogged, and skin looks cloudy. Nature's complexion clean-up crew gets to the bottom of skin's overcast condition and clears the way for it to act its best.” “What it is formulated WITHOUT: Parabens, Sulfates and Phthalates” “Also its activated charcoal acts like a magnet to draw out deep-dwelling pore-cloggers. White China clay absorbs environmental toxins, and lecithin dissolves impurities. Without all that stuff down there, skin breathes a sigh of relief.” It’s also good for all skin types. Prices at Sephora $17 for the 1.7oz tube and $25 for the 3.4oz tube at Origins its $25 for the 3.4oz tube as well.

I got the 1.7 tube just to test it out and I have been using this mask once a week for about a month and a half and I love it. For those who suffer from blackheads/whiteheads around your nose area, you will love this mask. Also, for those with acne prone skin this is a great mask for that as well. I suffer from both due to my oily combination skin, I didn’t take a picture of my blackheads because honestly I didn’t think the mask would work that fast but it did. I don’t get alot of pimples maybe one or two here and there and around that time of the month. Also, on some occasions I get cystic acne, which I hate because they hurt and never seem to surface. Well this mask makes them come up and it dries out pimples which is awesome.  I also love the deep clean it gives my face without over drying it and it leaves it nice and smooth.

Scary lol...
How I use it? Well, I wash my face making sure I have no makeup residue and pat dry my face. Then I turn the hot water on and let the steam hit my face (If you do this please don’t put your face to close as you can burn yourself) for a few seconds so my pores open then I apply the mask and leave it until it dries up then rinse uhhh it feels so refreshing!  You can do this once or twice a week or everyday if you like but I do it once a week or more often if I have acne on my face. Do I recommend it? Yes I do, it has helped me.  I now have no blackheads at all, acne wise I still get those as I mentioned above but this mask helps alot to get rid of them.

Have you tried Origins Clear Improvement Mask? Or what masks have you tried out and love?

 Leslie xoxo

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Happy 2 Year Anniversary Bravenezz

So, it’s been two years of this blogging journey and I have to say I am proud of myself that I didn’t quit and I won’t. I won't quit because you see its where I unwind, in my little corner, where I get to do what I love and enjoy which is writing. Yeah I know, I am not an expert of grammar or writing but I love doing it. Makeup, oh boy if I could afford it I would literally have a room just for makeup. I just love playing around with it, especially lip products. Oh and let’s not forget about fashion. Since I was little, I used to dream of having my own clothing line and just draw and illustrate for a living. But my life took another route but you never know; life can surprise you with opportunities, I am hopeful. So it's been two years of just simply trying to figure out what I want out of this blog and where I want to take it.

Let’s begin with a Happy Anniversary to BRAVENEZZ!!

This has been an awesome journey and I have met so many wonderful people who have inspired me to keep going with their support and friendship. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart. As to what’s to come I have made a new blog theme change as many of you may have noticed. If you were wondering why the ladybugs, well they symbolize my niece Jalyn it’s what we dressed her off on her first and last Halloween and it’s just a reminder for me why I started blogging.

I will also add a new page on my blog that will be called Blog News that will be updated every Monday and will includes blog topics for the upcoming week, my favorite top reads from fellow bloggers for the previous week, any announcements or events going on etc.…. Still working on more details for this page but I’ll let you know more later on.

Also, there won’t be any more lip love Mondays but I will still be reviewing lip products. Illustrations Tuesday, will be back full time starting this upcoming Tuesday hope you guys enjoy it. I will also bring my NOTW back, I haven’t done nail posts in a really long time and it will be mostly designs for those with short nails. Also, I will bring in more posts on skin care reviews as I do try a lot of skin care products some that work and some that don’t. So, I do have a set mind of what I want to do with my blog. There is still a few more things which I will announce as they come. For now this is all and again thank you so much for all your support I really appreciate it deeply.

Don’t forget to enter the Bravenezz & BellezaKisses 2 Year Blog Birthday Giveaway!! Good Luck!!

Thanks again for all your support

Leslie xoxo