A couple of weeks ago I shared my undying love for Glam Glow mud masks and today I’m sharing another favorite beauty product, Cerave Moisturizing Lotion. I saw a review in a magazine at some point praising the drugstore moisturizer and decided since it was the cheapest and most accessible moisturizer being reviewed, I’d give it a try. Not only did it prove to be a pretty great moisturizer for my dry skin, it also started to even out my skintone and reduce redness. So for a whole $10, this moisturizer is a God send and must have. I definitely would recommend it for all skin types. Whats your favorite drugstore beauty product?
A few months ago I got a sample of Glam Glow’s YouthMud and I fell in love!! I’ve had problem skin for as long as I can remember and have tried a lot of different things so it’s awesome when I find something that helps even if it’s just a little bit. I have combination skin so I’m both prone to being oily and breaking out as well as being super dry so using an exfoliant is important to get rid of all of the dry skin to prevent future breakouts which this product really seemed to help with. After about a week and a half of using the sample every other day my skin was definitely softer, more vibrant and I didn’t have any new breakouts. Oh yeah and the little 29 year old wrinkles on my forehead softened up a bit. Score!! It also feels really nice on your skin. Well, for me it actually burnt really bad for the first two minutes and then my skin started to tingle and feel amazing ha. Since the mask worked so well I decided to try another one of their products, the SuperMud, which is especially for skin clearing and preventing breakouts. This was a bit of an investment ($69!!) which I would have never considered before but since the YouthMud worked so well and my skin has had issues for like 15 years, to me it was worth spending some dough on. This mask for being for acne was super gentle and didn’t burn like the YouthMud. You can leave it on a bit longer and it feels fantastic. For me it seemed to have really similar effects to the YouthMud with kind of keeping breakouts at bay and making your skin super soft. The only thing it didn’t do that the YouthMud did was soften up those lil wrinkles so minus the burning aspect I think I liked the Youth Mud a little bit more but both are worth trying. The YouthMud comes in a smaller size and is sometimes on sample at Sephora so it’s definitely worth trying. One thing to note, the second batch I bought had significantly less leaves in it which I think is where the magic is at so the weirder it looks and the more green tea leaves you’ve got on your face, the better.
Ode to Glam Glow illustration by Tiffany Egbert
I’ve been pretty into podcasts, interviews and autobiographies lately particularly featuring the stories of female entrepreneurs and creatives so after seeing a few posts on Instagram with both real and internet friends highly recommending this book, I decided to give it a read. #GIRLBOSS is the autobiography of Sophia Amoruso founder and CEO of Nasty Gal one of the coolest and fastest growing online retailers currently worth 100 million + (whoa!) and founded a little over 8 years ago when Sophia was in her early 20s as a vintage resale ebay shop. One crazy thing she shares is that she built the company entirely debt free not taking out any loans or using credit. It’s really cool hearing her story because I remember when Nasty Girl was just a ebay shop advertising on myspace and it’s crazy to see what it’s developed into. There are so many fascinating (and unexpected!) things about her story and a good deal of useful advise that is pretty empowering to women. Needless to say, I loved the book and would definitely recommend it!