What I Have Witnessed in the Freelance Writing Industry
Freelance Writing has been an intriguing means of earning income and motivation for expanding my intellectual capabilities. I appreciate the higher tier area of the industry that continually provokes growth in my linguistic and business skills. I am fortunate to have access to premium clients whose insistence on the utmost level of standards aligns with my desire to maintain those same measures in my work.
I have also been privy to a more exploitative side of freelance writing which I feel should be phased out eventually. I am hoping that as more quality writers take a stand for what is ethical, these types of clients will have less power to engage in what is basically slave labor. I have also witnessed these sort of businesses in other fields in which I have done freelance work, such as the technology industry.
It is unfortunate that a brainwashing occurs, leaving many freelancers believing they need to accept this substandard treatment and pay. I hope freelance writers and other types of independent contractors will explore the entirety of a field, rather than accepting that their current experience is how their services will be valued and compensated elsewhere. Once you have seen the full range of possibilities, your outlook and hopefulness are greatly enhanced. The key is to remain persistent and have faith even when you have no tangible results.
How My Freelance Writing Journey is Progressing
I have undergone that same shift in my freelance writing career, in regard to having faith. I have seen the success of other writers and I am cognizant of how much money can be made writing. I am aware of both the lowest and highest freelance writing rates being offered currently per word and for various content formats. I also have a realistic perspective and take into consideration, a writer’s experience, educational level, and other pertinent criteria. However, I also know my worth and will not be convinced I need to work in servitude. Especially considering I live in the United States and must accommodate a high cost of living.
There are plenty of practices that take place in other arenas besides freelance writing that are immoral. Whether you accept them by convincing yourself they are not occurring is your choice. I feel it is best to face the harsh realities sooner than later and begin making provisions for alternative client dealings. Less time is wasted functioning in this manner and you will be closer to attaining your ultimate freelance writing career.
Expressing Yourself in Your Freelance Writing
As freelance writers, particularly as ghostwriters, we are required to follow certain style guides and create content according to the stipulations of the client. I have no problem with that, considering I am being paid for work. The money is certainly appreciated. However, the issues transpire when new clients ask for writing samples and you are unable to reveal the pieces you have written for other companies due to non-disclosure agreements. It is ironic that so many buyers are stringent about reviewing writing samples before paying for writing services but they are reluctant to provide credit in the form of a byline.
I find it important to work on your own projects simultaneously so you can recall the freedom associated with the creative expression inherent in writing. It is also encouraging to have your name associated with the content you have written and the ability to use these works as samples. Setting up your own site or acquiring a freelance writing portfolio hosted elsewhere to display these is advisable.
I am looking forward to more opportunities to express my thoughts and add creative input. I am optimistic increasing respect will be shown for freelance writers and the revenue we generate for businesses. Hopefully, there will be a substantial merge in recognition for the contribution of writers via bylines and payment to develop sales maximizing material. Nonetheless, I value the clients who have treated me fairly, provided reasonable compensation, and conducted themselves professionally. I will continue to welcome this caliber of writing assignments. If you are also interested in obtaining my freelance writing services, please visit My Services (Contact) page.
Why I Ultimately Love Working From Home
For many people, working from home is the ultimate dream. Yes, it’s definitely got its dreamlike components; but there’s another side to it that entails a lot of hard work and discipline. How awesome to wake up whenever you want, live according to your own schedule, be your own boss! However, all of that can get completely out of control, if you don’t add discipline and some sort of routine into the mix. You can’t for instance, just wake up whenever you want, if that means sleeping for so many hours that you don’t put in enough hours of actual work.
There’s freedom in the sense of doing things the way you like, creating your own schedule; but many don’t realize the added pressures and responsibilities involved with being your own boss. Once you make that shift, everything rests on your shoulders. You’re the leader now. You can’t just sit waiting for someone to tell you what to do. Many people complain about someone bossing them around and hovering over them. However, once you realize that safety net is completely gone, it can take a bit of mental adjustment, a certain mind shift to cope with the realization. You now look around and realize, you just stepped into a whole new world!
Working From Home Can Be a Strange New Planet
Working from home can be like a strange new planet, a really cool one, but a foreign realm most people don’t quite understand. You may find it harder to relate to people outside of the working from home lifestyle. They may not truly understand what you go through on a daily basis and how hard it can be sometimes to manage the ability to continue living the lifestyle. To me, working from home is a blessing. I feel lucky I get to enjoy many attributes associated with it; but I also know I work hard to cultivate and hold on to any opportunities I get. I certainly won’t allow anyone to drag me down or try to convince me to neglect my responsibilities.
When you’re working from home, I think it’s best to try to create some sort of routine. However, there are times you may find yourself working while others who have a traditional employment schedule are enjoying free time. They may not understand why you’re working from home on a weekend or holiday. As self-employed individuals, we have many perks, such as being in charge of our own schedules. However, we also have the responsibility of taking care of things an employer would usually take care of. For instance, ensuring we pay appropriate taxes on our income; and making our own accommodations for earning income during holidays, sick days or vacations. There are pros and cons. Overall, I think the pros outweigh the cons. I enjoy my freedom. I have no problem disciplining myself and doing what I need to do in order to continue enjoying the blessing of working from home.
Working From Home is a Blessing
Although working from home entails quite a bit of hard work, the fruits of your labor can be amazing. There are so many things I appreciate about the freedom that working from home provides. If I want to take a break from working, go take a drive, grab a coffee, go shopping, it’s perfectly fine. I’m working according to my own schedule so I can come and go as I please. If the weather conditions are miserable outside or I don’t feel well, I can work comfortably from home. Plus, there are so many things you can write off on your taxes, as someone who’s self-employed.
I’m truly enjoying my journey working from home. I’m looking forward to more opportunities coming my way, learning new skills; and continuing to build more relationships with companies who are assisting me with the ability to work in this sort of manner. I think each person in this lifestyle ultimately finds their own unique path. What I’ve learned, is that my particular skills and who I am as an individual are determining exactly the type of work I end up doing. I don’t think anyone can really tell someone exactly how to go about this working from home adventure. You kind of just need to find what suits you, figure out what you enjoy doing, what you’re good at and which type of companies are a fit for you to work with.
I’ve been working from home in a diverse range of capacities, based on my particular skills. There are companies I work with in a manner that does not necessitate promoting anything publicly. However, I also collaborate with brands, which does involve sharing products I enjoy. You’re always welcome to see what types of products I’ve been testing lately, and my feedback regarding my experience with them.
Currently I have some of my favorite products in the Shop My Faves section of my site. I occasionally update my site, so perhaps if you’re reading this in the future, I may have moved that page. For now, you can just click here to view that page. You can also opt in to my email list to keep updated with how I’m doing. Right now you’ll find that option via the blue Sign up! tab/Sign up for updates! pop up, by scrolling to the top of my site.
I wish you the best of luck in your own working from home journey. I hope you find a way to integrate all of your skills and special attributes that make you a unique individual; into a beneficial vehicle to facilitate the income and lifestyle of your dreams working from home.
Ancient Venetian Glass-making Techniques and the Sogni Di Cristallo Vintage Collection
*This post is sponsored by Sogni Di Cristallo. All opinions are my own.
I have just been amazed by the beauty of the handcrafted artistry of Sogni Di Cristallo Murano glass. Watching the antique glass-making techniques of the Sogni Di Cristallo Glassmakers is quite a sight to see! The time, care and precision put into each intricate piece of blown glass makes owning these remarkable items a very special experience. It's absolutely mesmerizing watching the Glassmakers at work...such a calming, relaxing experience. Watch the amazing process!
The unique colors, details and elements of nature featured in Sogni Di Cristallo Murano glass are certainly dream-like. Sogni Di Cristallo pieces are a rare exquisite touch that add a special ambiance to the decor within one's home. Sogni Di Cristallo collections are also featured in high-end restaurants, stores and hotels. It makes sense that luxury, quality establishments would want only the best to make their guests and customers feel comfortable. The Sogni Di Cristallo Vintage Collection takes comfort and luxury to a whole new level!
Look at the amazing focal point the Sogni Di Cristallo Fiordaliso Chandelier creates in this room. The gorgeous pink tones pull the whole unique look together. It's wonderful Sogni Di Cristallo makes it so easy to conveniently tailor a room to your preferences, by choosing the specific number of lights and color based on the type of look you're going for. Their pieces range from classic to trendy so there is plenty of leeway for finding sophisticated Murano glass lighting to compliment your decor.
Here is the Sogni Di Cristallo Fiordaliso Chandelier with a lesser number of lights and in a different color. How fabulous the same chandelier can look so different and create such variety with a few minor changes!
More Amazing Pieces in the Sogni Di Cristallo Vintage Collection
The Sogni Di Cristallo Fellini Chandelier looks absolutely stunning among this chic decor. Sogni Di Cristallo chandeliers truly create a magnificent centerpiece in a room. The golden color of this particular frame nicely accentuates the wood portion of the ceiling. The texture of the Murano glass balances the textures of the brick wall, decorative plants and furnishings.
The Sogni Di Cristallo Fellini Chandelier also looks impeccable with a chrome frame. The handcrafted Venetian glass sparkles brilliantly!
The Stunning Elegance of the Sogni Di Cristallo Vintage Collection
The elegant flair of the Sogni Di Cristallo Mastroianni Chandelier is reminiscent of a gorgeous spiraling staircase. The intricate inner details of gold and amber make it even more amazing!
The icy cool look of the Sogni Di Cristallo Crono Chandelier has a wintry feel. The handcrafted artistry creates a distinctive texture similar to icicles.
The natural elements in Sogni Di Cristallo Murano glass and the Vintage Collection are awe-inspiring. The lighting pieces create a mood of relaxation, wonderment and sophistication. They transform a room into an utterly enchanting environment, bring focus to a primary stunning feature, and cohesiveness to all decor components. Sogni Di Cristallo provides amazing craftsmanship, ancient Venetian glass-making techniques and an exceptional history. The knowledge and experience gained through years of tradition contribute to the superb expertise of the Sogni Di Cristallo Glassmakers and their stellar execution. To experience the luxury, beauty and elegance of fine Murano glass, visit the Sogni Di Cristallo site and view the Vintage Collection.
Always Loved Garnier Fructis
I’ve always loved Garnier Fructis and now I’m even more happy to be using their hair care products. Garnier’s latest shampoo and conditioner set has nourishing marula oil to help my hair become stronger and healthier. I’ve enjoyed using the Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine system with argan oil for managing my hair, so I was quite excited to try this new Sleek & Shine version with marula oil.
Firstly, the scent is great! To me it smells kind of like candy, sugar cookies, a hint of gingerbread and fresh cucumber. It’s such a pleasant experience to relax in the shower with Garnier Fructis’ marula oil shampoo and conditioner set, and try to figure out what yummy scents they smell like!
Super Nourished Hair with Garnier Fructis
When I lather and condition my hair in the shower with Garnier’s marula oil shampoo and conditioner, I can feel the light yet nourishing qualities of the set. I’ve always enjoyed their Sleek & Shine products with argan oil, but I can feel the difference the marula oil makes, in terms of lightness and movement.
It’s wonderful because it does a fabulous job of nourishing and moisturizing my hair, but it leaves it feeling so lightweight and full of movement! It’s still shiny, in control and smoothed down nicely, like when I used the Garnier Fructis products with argan oil; but there’s an additional bounciness, wonderful movement and lightness to my hair texture. It also feels less thick, as though I’m able to take better control over it. It feels stronger too, easier to detangle, less hair in my brush and on the floor. It’s natural for all hair to “shed” when you’re detangling it, brushing it. However, Garnier Fructis with marula oil really does seem to give it that extra bit of strength to reduce shedding....less knots, easier to comb and brush through.
Garnier Fructis, Benefits of Marula Oil
The benefits of the marula oil in this wonderful Sleek & Shine shampoo and conditioner set by Garnier Fructis are really quite evident. Not only do the products smell delicious, they truly do what they purport...stronger, smoother, healthier hair with a lightweight feel.
I still enjoy using my Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine Leave-in Conditioning Cream with argan oil. It works great with Garnier’s marula oil shampoo and conditioner! All of the Sleek & Shine products are fantastic. It’s just nice to have options. If I’d like a lighter feel, I can go with the marula oil products. They still do a wonderful job smoothing my hair and providing moisture. It’s just a different experience. I think it’s best to give the whole range of products a chance and use what you see fit for whatever your current hair needs are. Sometimes you just need that extra super duper moisture and sometimes you just want to take it light!
If you want a great hair care product regimen from a hair care line with an extensive range of products for pretty much every hair type, Garnier Fructis is the way to go! Plus the scent experience is amazing. Fresh, deliciously scented products to make your hair cleansing, conditioning and styling experiences even better! Get started by checking out Garnier Fructis’ amazing products below:
Estée Lauder Foundation Infused with Serum
My make-up and skin care routine has been taken to an even more awesome level, thanks to Estée Lauder. I’ve been using Estée Lauder Perfectionist Foundation. It’s amazing because it has skin care serum infused right into it! It has SPF in it too, which is also great for skin care protection. However, the main highlight of this foundation is how it combines make-up and skin care repair in one.
I’ve been enjoying Estée Lauder’s Advanced Night Repair serum as a part of my Estée Lauder nighttime routine, so it’s so cool I can enjoy the pampering effects of Estée Lauder skin care serum in my foundation during the day. It’s like having a skin care treatment round the clock, just wonderful...
Beauty Plus Pampering with Estée Lauder
Estée Lauder Perfectionist Foundation leaves my skin looking very natural because it is such a perfect match for my skin tone. Estée Lauder does a great job providing an extensive range of natural-looking shades so it’s easy to find a perfect match for your skin.
When I apply just a tad bit of Estée Lauder Perfectionist, I barely look like I’m wearing make-up. It just looks like my skin has a healthy, radiant glow. If I want to amp it up, I just apply a bit more, build up the foundation, and I can get more glam! I’ve been enjoying applying Perfectionist with a foundation brush. It gives me great control. I just pump a small amount, or more if desired, onto the foundation brush and smooth easily onto my skin. I can use the foundation brush as a great blending tool, to either reduce the amount of foundation in certain areas of my face for a more natural look, or to blend in more for a more “made-up” look.
Estée Lauder for Radiant, Healthy Skin
It’s been so wonderful to tie in all of the amazing skin care benefits of Estée Lauder’s products, into every aspect of my daily and nightly skin care/make-up routines. Check out my other blog post, where I share how I’ve been pampering my skin at night with a fabulous array of Estée Lauder’s nighttime repair products. I’ve recently tied in another fantastic skin care product by Estée Lauder that works amazingly with my Perfectionist Foundation.
Estée Lauder Advanced Night Micro Cleansing Balm works perfectly in the evening, to assist me with gently removing my Perfectionist Foundation while soothing my skin. It has a pleasant, light scent and super rich texture that melts like butter! It feels so good on my skin, like I’m coating it with a thick, rich protective layer of skin care repair and treatment. It melts my Perfectionist Foundation right off and leaves my skin feeling so soft and moisturized.
Estée Lauder Advanced Night Micro Cleansing Balm is also a decadent treat on make-up free skin. It feels like a special pamper treatment that immediately provides intense hydration and a boost of skin care repair. It's perfect if you feel your skin is in need of moisture or a nice deep skin care treatment. Not only is it fabulous for thoroughly removing make-up; it’s also great for maintaining skin hydration and a beautiful, radiant texture.
Begin your beautiful skin care routine by checking out Estée Lauder’s skin care products below:
Integrate Estée Lauder’s beneficial skin repair products into a lovely make-up look with Estée Lauder’s make-up products below:
Pampering My Skin with Estée Lauder
I've been pampering my skin with a wonderful nighttime skin care routine by Estée Lauder. It's so relaxing and enjoyable to take some time to treat my skin to a super hydrating, restorative system that pampers my skin while I drift off peacefully to sleep.
Estée Lauder has created highly effective products that ideally work at night while your skin repairs and rejuvenates itself. Estée Lauder's night repair products take advantage of this perfect time to further enhance the skin's repairative properties while you relax and enjoy a restful night.
Setting Aside Some Time to Indulge with Estée Lauder
I've really begun looking forward to my special time in the evening when I get to indulge in my Estée Lauder nighttime system. It's so great to have some time to yourself to care for your skin and feel good knowing you're treating yourself. It's important to set aside some time to enjoy little pleasures in life to create peace and relaxation.
I enjoy my Estée Lauder time sometimes right before bed, after I brush my teeth, or sometimes a little earlier in the evening. I may do my Estée Lauder beauty treatment, and then unwind with a little TV or something good to eat. If I enjoy my skin care treatment a little closer to bedtime; it's nice to get right into bed, nice and cozy, and smell the pleasant scent of my Estée Lauder rich luxurious night cream on my face and neck. It's a comforting feeling to smell that wonderful scent, as a reminder I took some time to pamper and care for my skin.
I've been enjoying stepping away into the bathroom, shutting the door and disappearing for a short time into an Estée Lauder get-away. These wonderful Estée Lauder products can be applied and enjoyed anywhere...in the bathroom, at a vanity table, in bed...wherever you enjoy your pamper time.
How I Apply My Estée Lauder Nighttime Products
I begin my Estée Lauder nighttime skin care routine by applying Estée Lauder Micro Essence, to create the perfect base for applying my other products. Micro Essence is a skin activating treatment lotion. I apply it after I've cleansed my skin, and it works great either applied with my fingertips or with a cotton pad. It feels very moisturizing yet lightweight, and as though it is creating a nice, smooth, clean palate to increase the effectiveness of the other products. They sink right into my skin quite well.
After I've created a good base with my Micro Essence, I apply my Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair serum (Synchronized Recovery Complex II). The serum is so rich and decadent, just a tiny drop goes a long way. All of the Estée Lauder nighttime skin care products are high-quality so you don't need very much to cover your skin. The repair serum, as well as the Micro Essence and eye repair are also lightly scented. The night cream has a more noticeable, pleasant, floral scent.
I like to smooth my Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair serum all over my face, neck and even a tad bit around my eyes. It's so moisturizing and leaves my skin feeling hydrated with a beautiful glow. It sinks into my skin wonderfully and leaves it with a lightweight finish. I can see the radiance but there is no heavy residue, just a nice, smooth feel.
I add some extra protection and pampering to my delicate eye area with my Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye (Synchronized Complex II). It has a super rich texture and creates a thick layer to treat, soothe and give the eye area some special attention. I take a tiny bit and apply it with my ring finger. It is so rich, you only need to lightly dab a small amount sparingly. It smooths into the skin well, creating a lightweight finish. It also leaves a beautiful radiance.
Finally, I like to seal in all of the protective and repairative benefits of my Estée Lauder nighttime routine with my Estée Lauder Resilience Lift Night (Firming/Sculpting Face and Neck Creme). It has a lovely, relaxing scent that's perfect for drifting off to sleep, while all of the products work together to repair, smooth and soften. It has a rich, thick texture that makes my skin feel hydrated, moisturized and comforted. It leaves a nourishing glow that compliments the radiance of the other products.
When I wake up in the morning, after using my Estée Lauder nighttime routine, and I cleanse my face, my skin feels amazing. It feels so soft and smooth. I feel so good knowing I took some time the previous evening or night to give my skin such a well-deserved treatment. We all deserve to take a little time to care for ourselves and enjoy some relaxation. It's wonderful Estée Lauder has created this effective yet super enjoyable, relaxing beauty treatment we can indulge in while we sleep. I'm looking forward to enjoying more Estée Lauder pamper time. If you would also like to begin indulging, check out Estée Lauder's products below:
This post is sponsored by ChallengeBox. All opinions are my own.
ChallengeBox, Personalized Challenges Plus Lots More
I was absolutely amazed when I received my awesome ChallengeBox! It was jam packed with goodies. Such a generous arrangement of wonderful products. Check out the fantastic array of items I received:
ChallengeBox enables you to create unique boxes that are tailored to your individual goals and preferences. You'll receive really cool workout gear and apparel, as well as a range of scrumptious yet healthy snacks. That's just the beginning...
Not only does ChallengeBox take the time and care to craft a special box with treats you'll love to eat and wear; there are lots more surprises you'll be impressed by. I certainly was!
Create Your Own ChallengeBox Challenges
ChallengeBox covers all the bases to ensure you've got everything you need to reach your fitness goals. ChallengeBox provides everything from motivation to delicious recipes to make getting healthy fun! You'll find inspiring motivational quotes in your box and helpful materials providing step by step guidance for support.
ChallengeBox does a great job explaining all of the details of your goodies so you have a thorough understanding of everything you've received in your box. I had so much fun exploring all of the cool items I received in my ChallengeBox! How awesome ChallengeBox keeps the fun going by sending unique personally tailored treats in each box, and even including special rewards if you've met your fitness challenges.
ChallengeBox is really on the ball when it comes to truly customizing a box to fit your individual circumstances. ChallengeBox syncs with Fitbit to analyze your data; and create personalized ChallengeBox challenges that are specific to your needs and wants. When you've completed your challenges and met your goals; ChallengeBox will reward you with prizes to acknowledge your accomplishments and give you an extra boost of motivation. What a special feeling to receive boxes that suit you to a tee and are in perfect alignment with your fitness goals.
Having Fun & Getting Fit with ChallengeBox
ChallengeBox is a super fun way to take care of your health and stay fit! It's the best of both worlds because it provides guidance and support but you're in total control of your preferences. It feels wonderful to open your ChallengeBox and know everything inside has been put together just for you.
It's really exciting when you first open your box, peek inside and know tons of goodies await! I enjoyed looking at each item, reading the healthy yummy ingredients of each of my snacks, checking out my cool gear, and reading all of the helpful materials accompanying the awesome products in my box. I thought it was fabulous there were some extra treats included as well, like a great soothing balm, motivational quote and delicious recipe I can now add to my repertoire.
To begin having fun and enjoying your own very special ChallengeBox, create your fitness profile. It's a fun way to customize the perfect ChallengeBox challenges for you and get an awesome box filled with goodies coming your way too!
Check out all of the exciting perks you'll also get with ChallengeBox, create your fitness profile, start reaching your fitness goals while having a blast, and receiving amazing boxes chock full of rockin products by going HERE
Hair Care Beauty Fave
I’ve been enjoying some really awesome beauty faves that have been making a difference in my hair, skin and make-up routines. I’m so happy I discovered an amazing hair mask beauty fave that is exactly the type of product I like to have for my particular hair care needs. I’m always open to trying products that will help add moisture to my hair and this hair mask by Marc Anthony goes over and beyond!
It was amazing what an immediate difference Marc Anthony’s argan oil deep hydrating treatment made on my hair, even after just one use. It really did impart intense hydration and moisture into my hair. I would highly recommend this beauty fave if you want a hair care product that will give you an immediate result you can see and feel.
It was perfect because I could feel my hair had been deeply quenched by the argan oil but it had no oily residue in it. It still had movement and a light feel to it. It didn’t feel weighed down by any sort of greasy aftereffects. This mask is awesome for those times you want to gain some control over your hair, make it more manageable, nourished with a healthier look and feel. It’s great for when you want to see an immediate difference; and even more wonderful for adding health, shine and a more beautiful look to your hair over time. The natural ingredients like argan oil, grape seed oil and keratin; do a great job conditioning, strengthening, protecting and restoring your hair to a healthier state. It even has vitamin e and bamboo shoot extract. How cool!
Check out this hair care beauty fave here, as well as some of Marc’s other fantastic argan oil products:
Beauty Fave for Healthy Skin
Another awesome beauty fave of mine also has natural ingredients. The Organic Pharmacy’s rose cleansing gel is such a treat to use! When I first felt it on my skin I was amazed because I felt like I was cleansing my face with rose petals. As soon as I applied it, I felt such a soft, smooth sensation and that delightful scent of rose petals. This beauty fave is a definite must-have if you want to feel like you’re truly pampering your skin and using something super delicate.
The mixture of the organic ingredients and gentle cleansing are ideal for healthy, soft, radiant skin. It also has healthy ingredients like shea butter, grapefruit seed extract, aloe, barley extract, sunflower seed oil, geranium oil and bilberry fruit extract.
Add this beautifully scented rose cleansing gel to your skin care routine and check out some of The Organic Pharmacy’s other amazing natural products here:
Beauty Faves, Make-up & Nails
I had a lot of fun creating a dramatic look with some of my beauty faves for make-up and nails. NYX has some cool illuminators if you want to add an extra glow to your skin. They’re great for brightening up your cheekbones, brow bones, nose, chin, cupid’s bow, collarbones….wherever you want to add a bit of dramatic highlight. The liquid illuminators are easy to apply and you only need a small amount for generous coverage. You can even add a bit to your legs and shoulders for a sun-kissed glow. In my picture I’m wearing this beauty fave in the Sunbeam shade.
I added more drama to my look with a cool eye shadow shade from theBalm. Meet Matt(e) Trimony is a great matte shade that can be worn naturally or built up for more intense color. The whole theme of theBalm eyeshadows is really cute and creative. The texture of the matte shadows is soft, smooth and applies easily. You can also use it wet to increase the intensity.
For a finishing touch, I added a fun beauty fave to my nails. LVX nail lacquers add a unique colorful accent to your look. I’m wearing a pretty blue shade in the color Serene. These nail lacquers have great pigment and a rich, thick consistency so you only have to apply one coat.
Have fun enjoying a creative look with some of my awesome beauty fave products. Pamper yourself, add some glow and pretty color with these make-up and nail treats:
Skin Care for Brightening
I’ve been testing out some skin care products and just loving them! The first awesome discovery I’ve made is Farmacy’s Brightening Sheet Masks. Farmacy uses exclusively farm-grown botanicals in their beauty products. They’re a company that truly cares about providing the highest quality, all natural ingredients in their skin care products.
Afterward, I could immediately feel a difference in my skin. It felt so soft, hydrated and smooth. I felt as though it had been nourished, pampered and I had done a little something special to help take care of it. I’ve been enjoying continuing to use Farmacy’s masks and put in that little extra pampering time to take care of my skin.
Here are Farmacy’s skin care products so you can check them out:
Skin Care for Firming
The next skin care product I recently tested out is GlamGlow’s mud mask firming treatment. It may be a mud mask, but it’s a really cool silver color! It has a unique pearlescent type of look to it. Very fun to use! It also has nourishing all natural ingredients like Marshmallow and Licorice Leaf for toning and firming.
I would advise that with this mask, you use a sparing amount. I could definitely feel the toning aspect and a bit of a tingle. I also felt as though, because it’s a mud mask, it was helping to extract any impurities in my skin. Afterward, I definitely did feel as though my skin was toned, firmed and quite smooth.
This mask seems like a great treatment to turn to if you would like a nice firmed, lifted, toned feeling to your skin. As well as, a good treatment if you feel you would like a good thorough cleansing to your skin, to clean deep down and extract any impurities. After using this mask, I now understand why the packaging is on the smaller side. You definitely only need a tiny amount to fully cover your face; and it’s best to be sparing due to the thorough cleansing and tingling effects. You wouldn’t want to over do it with this mask. A little goes a long way.
Here are GlamGlow’s skin care products for you to check them out:
Yummy Skin Care for Nourishing
A yummy skin care treat I’ve been enjoying is a lemony delicious hand and body lotion from Not Soap Radio. Not Soap Radio’s skin care products include inspiring phrases, as well as nourishing, all natural ingredients.
Their yummy lemony lotion definitely has that uplifting aromatherapy element their skin care products are known for. It also has soothing, softening ingredients like aloe, cucumber, green tea, sea kelp, grapefruit, sweet almond oil, bee pollen… just to name a few. It’s amazing the goodies you’ll find in their skin care products!
Not Soap Radio’s lemon lotion feels extremely light weight yet very nourishing and hydrating. A perfect balance. You only need a little bit for that silky, luxurious feel that leaves a radiant glow on your skin. I’m looking forward to continuing to enjoy that lemony lift and smooth silky feeling.
Check out Not Soap Radio’s skin care products:
I sure am having fun testing out new skin care products and treating my skin to some nice pampering. It’s great to have access to quality skin care products with all natural ingredients that are healthy for my skin, and also have delightful scents that make my relaxation time even better!
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