I don’t know about you but it doesn’t really feel like Spring yet. The weather has been feeling like Fall but hopefully it warms up soon. Today on the blog is my current obsessions.
If you are new to Naturalle Drea, this is like my favorites but are featured every other month. I have been liking it this way so I am not scrambling each month trying to find something to talk about lol.
So that is it for the May Current Obsession. What have you been loving lately? Comment below so I can try some of your favorites out. I will have a bonus post going up tomorrow so don’t forget to check back!
Can you believe it is May already? It will be Summer before we know it! I am just hoping we get more of that Spring weather lol. Today is another Black Owned Business Feature with Char’s Creations!
I first met the creator of Char’s Creations at the Network To Networth event as one of the vendors. I was drawn to her table by this wonderful scent and it was so hard to narrow down what I wanted because everything smelled so good! I love products that contain all natural ingredients and have unique scents that I won’t find anywhere else.
I love that most of the products I have are multi use products. I can use them for my body and hair. I love when companies have these products that you don’t have a limit on how they can used. Char’s Creations has just about everything from hair, skin, body, feminine and even stuff for men. I’ll give a short review on each product pictured above.
Shea Hair and Body Butter Souffle
Can I just say the scent Sky is just everything?? It smells sooo good and I just love it lol. This body butter souffle has a fluffy, whipped texture and is very lightweight. It absorbs right into the skin and keeps you moisturized all day. I haven’t tried this in my hair yet because I’m obsessed with the scent on my skin lol.
Hair, Body, Locs and Massaging Oil
I love how many different ways you can use this oil. I have used this as a hot oil treatment in my hair and to moisturize my skin. Again the scent of this oil is so unique and I just love it. When I used this as a hot oil treatment, it really helped soften my hair and made it easier to wash. I was blown away when I used this oil on my body. You know how some oils will sit on your skin or have that greasy feeling and it get all over your clothes, well this oil does not do that at all. It absorbs right into your skin and doesn’t feel greasy or get everywhere. It leaves your skin feeling super soft and moisturized.
Liquid Black Soap with Shea Butter
This is another multi use product that I can wash my hair, face and or body with. I have been mainly using this on my body and it has been amazing. My skin doesn’t feel dry after using it and my skin has been looking more radiant and healthy.
Just realized that this week on the blog is all about skincare lol. If you missed yesterday’s post, I gave you guys some of my skincare tips and today I am showing you a demo on a few skincare products by Bask & Bloom.
You have seen me demo their hair products and I was excited to try out their skincare line. This simple regimen is only three steps, cleanse, balance and moisturize. Let’s talk about each product before getting into the demo.
Purifying Face Cleanser
The main ingredient is activated charcoal with helps to draw out those impurities and deeply cleanse the skin. It also helps to regulate oily skin and helping you skin to have a better appearance. I really love how gentle this cleanser is and a little bit goes a long way.
This toner helps to calm your skin, hydrate and help reduce breakouts. I love how this toner comes with a spray so can control how much you apply to your face and it feels very calming as well lol. I love how this toner really sinks into the skin and helps set up the skin for the facial cream.
Vibrant Radiance Facial Cream
The last step to this routine helps to nourish and protect your skin. This cream is pretty lightweight and again a little bit goes a long way. I love how moisturized my skin feels after using this cream. Also love how radiant and bright my skin looks.
This 3 step routine has become my new morning routine. I just love how each products works with each other to help your skin glow and look so healthy. All the ingredients are natural so you know what you are putting on your skin. Now let’s jump into the demo!
So that is it for the skincare demo on Bask & Bloom. I highly recommend picking up everything lol. What are some of your favorite skincare products? Comment below and let me know. Have a great weekend and see you guys Wednesday.
Along with being asked about my hair and makeup, I get asked about my skincare routine. Of course black don’t crack but you still have to take care of it. Skincare is something I will spend my coins on if it helps with anti aging, moisture and brightness.
I have combination skin, an oily T-zone and everywhere else is normal for the most part. My skin tends to be drier in the colder seasons and pretty oily when it is warm outside. My skin can be very funny with certain skincare products. I normally can’t stick to one products because my skin will randomly breakout or act crazy. I’m not skincare expert but these tips I am about to share have helped my maintain my skin looking radiant and healthy.
Drink Plenty of Water
I know that this one is debatable but I believe in this one. I used to hate drinking water because it had no taste and I didn’t like to when I was younger lol. I have noticed a big difference in the way my skin looks when I started to drink more water. I normally drink 2 liters of water a day and constantly running to the bathroom lol. I know some people who drink a gallon a day, it is all your preference. I purchased this bottle from Amazon and I love it because I can infuse my water to make it more interesting. I fill the bottle up twice during the day. You can catch me normally drinking lemon water or some other combo.
Washing Your Face Morning and Night
I know some people who only wash their face in the morning and just go to bed at night. You are out all day in the environment, probably touching your face more than once, you wear makeup, if you talk on the phone most of the day, you have that receiver to your face all day and so on. You need to wash the day off basically lol especially if you wear makeup like myself.
**Lazy Tip, if you are like me and dread washing the makeup off at the end of the night, use a makeup remover wipe (I love the ones by Alcone or Neutrogena) to take off the makeup and then use a micellar water (I love the ones by Garnier and Urban Hydration) to cleanse the rest of your face. You are removing the makeup and dirt off of your face at least before going to bed.**
Also another tip is to dry your face off with a clean towel or paper towel. I was guilty of drying off my face with the towel I use for my body and couldn’t figure out why my skin was breaking out and not clearing up. You need to use something clean to dry your face or you can just let it air dry.
SPF, SPF, SPF
You really have to protect your skin, especially from the sun. You have to protect to all the time because you only get one. You want to look for a moisturizer with SPF or one to apply under your moisturizer. I am currently using this moisturizer by Neutrogena which contains and SPF. If you use any other SPF please let me know.
Treat Your Skin, Exfoliate and Masks
Besides washing your face twice a day, you need to treat your skin as well. I try to exfoliate my skin at least twice a week and use masks once a week. Exfoliating your skin helps to remove the dead skin and masks have a lot of amazing benefits such as hydration, brightening, pore minimizing and so much more. Here are a few of of my favorites.
Keep Your Routine Simple
I thought I had to use all these products and do all these skincare steps for flawless skin. I was using cleanser, toner, essence, eye cream, SPF, moisturizers, the Holy Spirit, setting mist and so on and it was beginning to become too much. I realized that I didn’t need all the extra steps for my skincare routine. I recently realized I can’t use eye creams now because I had a pretty bad reaction to one. It may work for some people and it may not work for others. You honestly have to do what works for you but your skincare regimen shouldn’t be so complicated. Just try some things out and see what works for you.
So that is it for my skincare tips. What are some tips you follow when it comes to skincare? Comment below and let me know. See you guys tomorrow!