DHC Acne Spot Treatment Review

Struggling with adult acne is the worst! I thought this would be done and over with in my teen years. I never expected it to follow me around into my 30’s. UGH!!!
I’m constantly updating my routines and looking for ways to keep my skin clear. I thought I had it down for about a year and then a few months ago BAM, it reared its ugly head again.
I went on the search for some great solutions. Where did I look you ask? Beauty Youtubers of course lol.
So after watching Nicole Guerriero’s most recent skin care routine (link here if interested), I decided to take action.
She said she found a product called DHC Acne Spot Treatment and it was working great.
So I hoped on Amazon and ordered it right away. (Find the link here)
This product is Japanese I believe. Not 100% sure.
It has sulfur as an active ingredient.
This stuff OMG. Miracles. No other words.
When it arrived I  had these 3 bumps that had appeared right under my jaw area the night before. Almost like they knew I needed to try this product. Arghh.
So this is pic #1. Bumps were just beginning and before I had applied any of the spot treatment.

 

So below in pic #2 was the next morning. I had done my regular nighttime routine and added the spot treatment right after the toner the night before. Woke up the next morning to completely dried up bumps. They were not sore at all, just slightly raised marks.

Oh my goodness. I can’t even describe how exciting this is. Acne usually hangs around for quite some time on me. Days upon days of dealing with it.
I’ve used it a few times since this test and if I use it at the first sign of a bump then it is literally gone the next morning.

I think this is definitely worth a shot if you are like me and just completely over the weekly struggle.

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Serenity Prayer

This is printed and posted on my bathroom mirror. It is a constant reminder and helps me get through my day with a positive attitude. Thought it might help inspire someone else today. Have a great day!

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Orange Punch

Orange punch, yum. It is a very basic recipe, yet oh so tasty. I know most people have a punch recipe, but I wanted to share this tried and true one. It’s my go to recipe that’s always a smashing success. I thought it might make a great addition to anyone’s gatherings and parties!!

Ingredients
1 Large Frozen Orange Juice-Thawed
1 Large Pineapple Juice
1- 2 Liter Ginger Ale
2 quarts Water
2 cups sugar
Orange Sherbet- (I use Orange Sherbet in plastic containers. I use 3 total.)

Directions
Boil 2 quarts of water and 2 cups of sugar.
After water has come to a boil and sugar is dissolved, let cool.
Pour all liquid ingredients into a punch bowl and mix well.
Add Sherbet and serve.

Enjoy this at your next gathering!!

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Achieving Your Destiny

I heard the greatest thing today. Something that I desperately needed to hear.
I’ve been in a rut and really struggling with some things that are better left in the past. I’m so exhausted from them creeping up and making their way into my present and holding me back.
So when the pastor said this in the Sunday service I just knew it was meant for me…

“You have to step out of your history to achieve your destiny.”

Not sure if this was a quote he has heard elsewhere or something he came up with on his own, but I had never heard it before.
And when he said it this morning it was like a punch to the gut. Like uh yeah, that one was aimed right for me.
Learning to let go and not be burdened and defined by what has happened in my past has turned out to be far more of a struggle than I had ever imagined possible. It is ingrained in my brain and can even effect some of the choices I make to this day.
Everyone has something that they struggle with, some more than others, but on some level we can all relate.

The past is just life lessons preparing us for the future. We were not meant to dwell on the past and become miserable. We are here to live the fullest life we possibly can and that is not possible when we are stuck in our history.

I plan on achieving my destiny one step at a time. Everyday I want to wake up with the intention of getting closer and closer to the person I choose to be, not what someone else made me feel I was.

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February Ipsy Bag

1. February bag-Pretty in #ipsypink

2. Dr. Brandt- PoreDermabrasion

Ipsy says
Dr. brandt PoreDermabrasion is a unique physical and chemical exfoliator and pore perfector in one. No matter how old you are or what type of skin you have, enlarged pores are a huge concern. Shrink them down to the vanishing point while smoothing and evening skin’s texture.

  • Helps refine the appearance of pores
  • Helps cleanse pores
  • Helps smooth and even skin texture

Weight: .25 oz

I am very, very excited to give this a try. I’ve heard really great things about this product and can’t wait to see what all the hype is about.

3. BelláPierre Cosmetics- Mineral Blush

Ipsy says
This creamy, non-comedogenic Mineral Blush gives you a beautiful, healthy flush that looks natural. Recommended by make-up artists and dermatologists, this award-winning blush is talc-free, paraben-free, and suitable for all skin types and conditions.

  • All natural
  • Vegan
  • Creates a natural blush

ipsters who sample Mineral Blush will receive the shade Desert Rose.
Weight: .2 oz

I have not heard much about this product or brand. I am interested to see how much pigment this has.

4. My Amazing Hair Secrets- My Amazing Leave In Secret

Ipsy says
A light yet powerful all-in-one conditioner; carefully formulated with our Natural Oil Complex system featuring VCOH Technology, Panthenol, Keratin, Vitamin E and Amino Acids.

  • Repairs dry, damaged hair
  • Penetrates the cuticle to keep the hair smooth, shiny and strong
  • Hydrates hair for split end damage repair
  • Seals out humidity for superior frizz control

Weight: 1 oz

Again this is another product that I haven’t heard much about. I’m very particular about hair products, but I will give it a shot.

5. IT Cosmetics- Bye Bye Undereye anti-aging Concealer

Ipsy says
An award-winning Anti-Aging, full coverage treatment concealer that delivers highly pigmented natural-looking perfect coverage. Bye Bye Under Eye® uses Anti-Aging technology to help treat the appearance of lines, wrinkles and discoloration, conceal dark circles, age spots and redness, conceal facial imperfections without settling into lines and wrinkles; and helps to diffuse the appearance of wrinkles instantly.

  • Highly pigmented, covers absolutely everything and anything
  • Won’t crease and crack into lines
  • Treats skin with anti-aging powerhouse ingredients

ipsters who receive this product will receive the shade Light, Medium, or Tan.

I’ve heard several beauty bloggers mention this product so I am super excited to ty this. I’ve heard reviews that this is very full coverage but works wonders for under eyes.

6. Luxie Beauty- Small Tapered Blending Brush 231

Ipsy says
Luxie Beauty’s small tapered blending brush 231 is held by a luscious pink handle and enticing rose gold ferrule. Handcrafted with synthetic bristles, this vegan makeup brush is both cruelty-free and paraben-free. Coated in a revolutionary antibacterial solution, the brush is fresh and clean on the skin. Use this brush to blend your shadow into the perfect look.

  • Cruelty and paraben-free
  • Vegan
  • Coated with Antibacterial Solution

Weight: .5 oz

I know 0 about this line, but have been looking for some new brushes. Hopefully this one is a winner!

Overall I’m very excited about February’s ipsy bag. I love getting my pink mailer in my mailbox every month. If you’re interested in finding your own pink mailer in your box every month then check it out here https://www.ipsy.com/new?refer=w40zu

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Starting Back at One

Oh my goodness guys! It has been a hot minute since I’ve posted anything here. My life has taken a dramatic turn and I’ve spent the last year trying to sort it all out.
But, good news, I’m back and better than ever!!
Ready to take on the world and get back to some normalcy. I’ve taken a long enough break with lots of seriousness. It’s time to get back to what I love and enjoy!

So…stay tuned over the next few weeks for some great posts!

XOXO

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