My Skincare Routine+Favorite Skincare Products

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Hey guys! Today I thought I’d share my morning/night skin care routine and some of my favorite skincare products. For the most part, my routine is the same but occasionally I’ll alter it a little depending on things like what makeup products I’m going to use, how much makeup I’m going to wear, or the weather. I start off by washing my face with the Neutrogena Deep Clean Cream Cleanser I’ve been using this for years. It’s oil free, works really well for my oily skin and it’s inexpensive($4.29). I use this morning and night.Neutrogena Deep Clean Cream Cleanser, Neutrogena Oil Free Face Cleanser

I follow up with the Confidence in a Cream by it Cosmetics. Since my face wash is oil free I don’t usually like to use an oil free moisturizer. When you have oily skin you don’t want everything to be oil free…that’s going to cause your skin to produce MORE oil. The confidence in a cream is one of my absolute favorite moisturizers. It absorbs into the skin quickly, wears great under makeup and it’s an anti-aging moisturizer. It’s a little pricey and I don’t feel like there’s a decent amount in the jar for the price($48) but, it’s a great moisturizer and it does make my skin look brighter. I saw a difference in the look and texture of my skin after just a few days of using it. I use this moisturizer every night as well.it Cosmetics, Confidence in a Cream Moisturizer

Another moisturizer that I like is the OLEHENRIKSEN Counter Balance Oil Control Hydrator I use this one when I need to switch up my routine because of the heat. This is a mattifying and pore minimizing moisturizer. It’s lightweight and I don’t like to wear thick, heavy moisturizers when it’s too hot out, especially under makeup. So if it’s a super hot day, I’ll use this one even if I’m not wearing makeup. It has green tea and eucalyptus in it so it feels really refreshing and somewhat tingly on the skin. This one is a little cheaper at $34.Olehenriksen oil control moisturizer

For my eye moisturizer I use the Confidence in an Eye Cream by it Cosmetics. This works pretty much the same as the face moisturizer. It’s thick and moisturizes really well. It’s a very tiny jar…like ridiculously small and only ten dollars less than the Confidence in a Cream but honestly a little goes a long way with this stuff so I’m not even mad. I use this morning and night, that never changes.it Cosmetics, Confidence in an Eye Cream

At night if I have on makeup, my favorite product to use is the Biossance Sqaulane+Antioxidant Cleansing Oil I received this a long time ago in one of my Glossy Boxes and loved it! This is one of my favorites! They’ve changed it a little since I first started using it but it still works the same. It doesn’t matter how much makeup you have on, even waterproof makeup comes off with zero effort. Surprisingly, it’s not that expensive($30).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After I wash my face I follow up with the Neutrogena Pore Refining Toner I only use this at night because it tends to dry my skin out a little even though it says that it won’t over dry. Being that I have oily skin, I don’t mind it too much. It’s affordable($8.49) and available pretty much everywhere.Neutrogena Pore Refining Toner

Moving on to face masks, there’s only two that I alternate between right now. First is my favorite, the GLAMGLOW Gravitymud Firming Treatment This stuff works wonders! The overall appearance of my skin is so much better since I’ve been using this. As with all of the GLAMGOW products….it’s expensive as hell but I feel like it’s worth it. You don’t get a lot in the jar but it’s a face mask, you’re not going to use it everyday so it’s not like you’re going to go through it too quickly. It also comes with a little brush to apply it with…so cute!GLAMGLOW GravityMud Firming Treatment, GLAMGLOW

The next face mask that I like to use is the First Aid Beauty Skin Rescue Purifying Mask w/Red Clay This mask is good for oily skin. It removes excess oil and mattifies the skin. It also reduces the appearance of pores and draws out impurities. I’ve been using it in my nighttime routine for a while and I’ve noticed that my skin isn’t as oily in the morning. I love First Aid Beauty. They have products for different skin care needs at affordable prices. This particular face mask is $30.First Aid Beauty Purifying Mask, First Aid Beauty

That’s it for my face, the next two products are a body butter and a body yogurt…basically body lotion lol! The first one I’ve been using for about two weeks. It’s the Cantu Softening Body Butter I found this in WalMart for around $5.00. I’ve used Cantu products on my hair before but I didn’t know they had skin care products as well. This body butter has Shea butter, Cocoa butter and Vitamin E, it’s also free of mineral oil, parabens and sulfates. It’s super thick but it absorbs quickly and provides long-lasting moisture. Last but not least, I found what I think is the best thing ever from Aveeno! It’s their Active Naturals Daily Moisturizing Body Yogurt The one I have is Apricot & Honey which smells amazing but they also have Vanilla & Oats. I found this in Target back in May and I’ve been obsessed with it since! I love it when I find a body lotion/butter that actually provides long-lasting results. This one is pretty lightweight if you prefer something that’s not as heavy as a body butter and it only costs around $6.

 

 

Thanks for stopping by, until next time….

Melyssa xoxo

 

Contact: melyssa@makeup&curls82.com

 

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Fall 2016 Walmart Beauty Box

Finally, Fall is here! It’s my favorite time of the year. I just feel like everything is better in Fall…weather, clothes, Starbucks and makeup!  My Walmart beauty box came at the beginning of October and I like this one better than the one that I got over the summer. For those of you who are unfamiliar with it, when you subscribe you’ll receive a box every three months that contains products that are relevant to the season and your needs. You’ll only pay $5 every three months! So here’s what was inside the Fall 2016 box….

  1. Nature’s Bounty Hair, Skin & Nails Gummies Nature's Bounty, Nature's Bounty Hair, Skin & Nails Gummies, Nature's Bounty Gummies, Vitamins, Health & Beauty, Fall 2016 Walmart Beauty Box
  2. Biore’ Deep Cleansing Charcoal Pore StripsFall 2016 Walmart Beauty Box, Biore' Deep Cleansing Charcoal Pore Strips, Walmart Beauty
  3. Clean & Clear Deep Action 60 Second Shower MaskClean & Clear Deep Action 60 Second Shower Mask, Fall 2016 Walmart Beauty Box, Walmart Beauty, Clean & Clear
  4. Vaseline Intensive Care, Advanced Repair LotionFall 2016 Walmart Beauty Box, Walmart Beauty, Vaseline Intensive Care, Advanced Repair Body Lotion, Vaseline Body Lotion
  5. Dove Purely Pampering Sweet Cream and Peony Body WashFall 2016 Walmart Beauty Box, Walmart Beauty, Dove, Dove Purely Pampering Body Wash, Dove Body Wash
  6. Village Naturals Therapy Aches & Pains Muscle Relief Concentrated Mineral Bath SoakFall 2016 Walmart Beauty Box, Village Naturals Therapy, Mineral Bath Soak
  7. Burt’s Bees Milk & Honey Body LotionFall 2016 Walmart Beauty Box, Burt's Bees Milk & Honey Body Lotion
  8. Simple Micellar Cleansing WaterFall 2016 Walmart Beauty Box, Simple Micellar Cleansing Water, Walmart

I’m really happy with this box, the summer box had a lot of stuff that I didn’t use. I actually like and will use every one of these products. I’ve love Dove, Burt’s Bees, and Clean & Clear. I’m such a beauty box/subscription addict, lol! If you’re interested in the Walmart Beauty Box, click here.

Thanks for stopping by!

Melyssa        makeupandcurls82@gmail.com

 

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September Essence Beauty Box

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Hi guys! I received my September box from Essence a few weeks ago so I’m really late with this post.  It was their final box as they have discontinued the subscription. As a token of appreciation they added an extra gift so I’ll start with that.

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Zoya Nail Polish “Rue”

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Cutex One-Step Pads

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Black Radiance Body Building Mascara

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Cougar Face and Body Highlighter & Shimmer “Golden Bliss”

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boscia Cool Blue Calming Mask

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Everyday Botanicals Deep Penetrating Conditioner

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Since Essence has discontinued their beauty boxes and I cancelled my subscriptions to Allure and Lip Monthly, that left me with only Glossy Box and the WalMart beauty box(seasonal), so I went ahead and signed up for Play! by Sephora. I have the September bag from Sephora, October’s bag should be here soon so I’m going to one post for both of those and I just got my fall WalMart box today so I’ll be sharing that soon too.

Kisses!

Melyssa

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GlossyBox(Part 3)

GlossyBox, Glossy Box Subscription, December 2015 GlossyBox, Beauty Box SubscriptionI’m sure this box was from December based on the packaging. I’m currently using two of the products from this box, so let’s start with those….

  1. Oro Gold 24k Hand Cream/Full size $18-Contains shea butter to moisturize and soften hands. Currently carrying this in my bag for on-the-go use. It’s super creamy and smells amazing!Oro Gold hand cream, GlossyBox, Glossy Box subscription
  2. MTJ Cosmetics High Definition Mascara/Full size $21-It has a creamy formula and a unique wand that create lasting lashes. Loving it!MTJ High Definition Mascara, Mascara, GlossyBox
  3. Color Club Nail Polish in “Feverish/Full size $8.50-This is a deep red polish with hints of burgundy. Very pretty.GlossyBox, Glossy Box subscription, Color Club nail polish, 'Feverish"
  4. Flora-Py Floral Therapy Facial Sheet/Full size $8.00-This face mask is soaked in flower ingredients and essential oils, combining hydration and aromatherapy.GlossyBox, Glossy Box subscription, Flora-py face mask, Face masks
  5. GlossyBox in “GlossyBox Mauve”/Full size $11-GlossyBox’s pearl-infused aubergine eye shadow.GlossyBox, Glossy Box Subscription, Eye shadow, GlossyBox eye shadow, "Glossybox Mauve"

*This box came with a voucher for a complimentary beauty service at an Estee Lauder counter & a free 10-day supply of your perfect foundation.

So far I love Glossy Box! I also like how they include coupons and vouchers in their boxes. My September box should be here soon, can’t wait to see what’s in it!! Be sure to go back and check out my last two posts, August 2016 GlossyBox (Part 1) & GlossyBox(Part 2). Has anything in one of the three boxes peaked your interest?

Melyssa Estremera
makeupandcurls82@gmail.com

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August 2016 GlossyBox (Part 1)

Hey guys!! Today I’m sharing the products from the August GlossyBox plus the two extra boxes I received. So because there are so many products I’m going to do this in three parts. For those of you who don’t know, GlossyBox is a monthly subscription beauty box for $21/month. August was my first box. I haven’t used any of the products from this first box yet.

  1. Wella Professionals Smoothing Oil/Full size $20-This is an oil spray for your hair with macadamia seed oil, avocado oil, and Vitamin E. It claims to reveal the beautiful reflections of natural or colored hair with a lightweight technology. You apply it to damp hair and again after styling for extra shine.August 2016 GlossyBox, GlossyBox, Wella Professionals, Oil reflections smoothing oil, Hair oil
  2. De Bruyere After Sun Lotion/Full size $12-This after sun milk is for calming, nourishing and protecting skin after sun exposure. It contains Monoi, which are coconut oil soaked flower petals.August 2016 GlossyBox, GlossyBox, De Bruyere, After sun lotion Monoi
  3. Too Faced Mascara Melt off Cleansing Oil Waterproof Mascara Dissolver/Full size $17-Used to completely remove both waterproof and regular mascara. It’s gentle on your eyes and features both rice lipid and green tea extracts. You’re supposed to coat your lashes and leave it on for 60 seconds before wiping it away with a damp cloth or makeup wipe.August 2016 GlossyBox, GlossyBox, Too Faced, Mascara melt off cleaning oil waterproof mascara dissolver, mascara remover
  4. Invisibobble Originial-The Traceless Hair Ring/Full size $8.00-This is supposed to secure your hair tightly without leaving any kinks or knots.August 2016 GlossyBox, GlossyBox, Invisibobble, traceless hair ring
  5. Trifle Cosmetics Lip Parfait, Buttery Lip Cream/Full size $19-100% cruelty free and infused with cocoa butter, it’s supposed to plump your lips and keep them glowing with intensely pigmented color.August 2016 GlossyBox, GlossyBox, Trfle Cosmetics, Lip Parfait Buttery Lip Cream
  6. Borghese Face & Body Mud/Full size starting at $37-Evens skin tone and rids the skin of impurities. Contains Acqua Divita Complex which leaves skin feeling smooth and refreshed. *Receive 30% off your entire purchase at Borghese.com/GlossyBox using code: GBFANGO30 through Sept. 30, 2016August 2016 GlossyBox, GlossyBox, Borghese body mud, Fango mud for face and body, face and body mud

 

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Melyssa Estremera
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August Essence Beauty Box

I got my Essence beauty box for this month a few days ago. Here’s what was inside…

  1. 1. Sweetspot Labs on-the-go wipettes in three different scents: Grapefruit Verbena, Neroli Mandarin, and Vanilla Blossom. These are 98% natural, gynecologist recommended and ph balanced. They can also be used for your whole body.SweetSpot, on-the-go wipette, Essence Beauty Box, August Essence Beauty Box
  2. Camille Rose Coconut Water Leave-In Detangling Treatment This leave-in treatment has a non-greasy, lightweight formula that combines coconut water with natural oils to provide hair with maximum moisture and shine.Camille Rose, Coconut Water leave-in hair treatment, Camille Rose Naturals, Leave in treatment
  3. Skin&Co Roma Umbrian Truffle Hand Cream & Citrus Amaro Hand Cream The Umbrian Truffle Hand Cream is ultra smoothing and formulated with natural apricot oil and black winter truffle and fig. The Citrus Amaro Hand Cream has avocado oil, sicilian orange and lavender.
  4. Eden Bodyworks Coconut Shea Cowash This cowash is sulfate-free, sud free and provides gentle cleansing to remove build up and residue between washings.Eden Bodyworks, Coconut Shea Cowash, Natural Hair Care Products, Essence Beauty Box, August Essence Beauty Box, Natural Hair Products
  5. Nudestix Pencils For eyes, lips and face, this pencil contains vitamins, antioxidants and moisturizers. Creates a quick and easy fresh-faced nude look.

I’m loving everything in this box although I gave the Eden Bodyworks cowash to my oldest son and I’ll be using the Camille Rose Detangling treatment for my youngest son because the only thing I use for my hair is Deva Curl. So, initially I was just trying out different beauty boxes to see which ones I would like…I actually have a new one on the way now. I’ll definitely be keeping my subscription to the Essence Beauty Box. By the way, there’s also 10% off using code NS10ESSENCE, redeem at NUBIANSKIN.COM/US before 9/30/16.

Thanks for stopping by!

Melyssa

makeupandcurls82@gmail.com

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Perfectly Posh Big Bath Bar & “Poshymallow” Coconut Oil Review

Hey guys, I just wanted to give a quick review on two of the products I ordered from Perfectly Posh last month. First up is the “Poshymallow” Coconut Oil…I’ve just been using this to shave my legs with. My legs get super irritated after shaving no matter what razor or shaving cream I use. Shaving with coconut oil and then putting it on my legs after really helps with the irritation. I tried using this particular coconut oil as an all over body moisturizer but I just really wasn’t feeling it. I didn’t use it on my hair…for that I’ll stick to the brand I normally use, Nutiva Extra-Virgin Coconut Oil. I use that not only for my hair and skin but for cooking as well. The “Poshymallow” coconut oil is a decent product. It has sweet poshymallow scent(whatever that is) which smells really good. But I don’t think I’ll be repurchasing it. I just like the organic kind better especially for cooking…I’m pretty sure this one is not for human consumption and should not be ingested. But if you’re only interested in bath and body and you want to try it, you get 4fl. for $7…check it out here

Next I have the “Strawberry Fields Forever” big bath bar. I just started using it last week and I’ve been using it everyday. It smells really good!  The first time I used it my skin instantly felt soft and moisturized. I will be repurchasing this. And it’s huge, 7oz. to be exact…so it should last a while. The cost is $9, check it out here

Check out my review on other Perfectly Posh products here