Archive for Facial Care

Oil Cleansing Method: First Impressions


Using oil to clean my face. That is the purpose of “Oil Cleansing”. Does it work?— The jury is still out on that one.

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Revamping My Facial Regimen

Over the past few weeks, I’ve noticed that my facial complexion has been subpar, at least to my standards and has lost its radiance. About a week ago, I had the pleasure of getting my very first facial my Ms. KeetaRay and it was so heavenly (Check her out HERE)! Although she said I have beautiful skin, with no breakouts, I beg to differ. My face is like blackhead central! But her recommendation was to exfoliate my face at least twice a week and always remove my makeup at night, two vital things which I have not been doing regularly. For the past several months, I have been using the Aveeno Positively Radiant Cleanser and Facial Scrub [HERE] and I think my face has become accustom to that regimen. So now it’s time to switch it up!


I brought some generic makeup wipes [$ 4.99], St. Ive’s Apricot Exfoliating Scrub [$ 5.79], and Neutrogena Daily Deep Cleanser [$ 6.99]. My goal is to use these products on a daily basis in hopes that my facial complexion will be brought back to life and also reduce my blackhead breakouts.

This is my face as of today before this regimen with no makeup. I am anxious to compare today to 30 days from now! Let’s hope this works!

What is your current facial regimen? Do you have to change it ever so often to maintain the same results, or am I the only one? 

My Favorite Facial Care Products

My favorite facial skin care line right now is definitely Aveeno Positively Radiant! I have the entire facial line including the Brightening Cleanser, Skin Brightening Daily Scrub, and the Daily Moisturizer. 

I first discovered the Aveeno Positively Radiant: Brightening Cleanser from Brosia’s blog [HERE]. Brosia recommended the Aveeno Positively Radiant: Brightening Cleanser because it removes eye makeup really well; which was a problem that I definitely had before using this cleanser.

It just so happened that the Brightening Cleanser that I picked up at CVS also included a sample size of the Daily Moisturizing Lotion; and after using those two products together for about a week I began to notice an amazing difference in my complexion! Those results encouraged me to get the Skin Brightening Daily Scrub as well and I’ve been using them ever since! I love that they cleanses and exfoliate my face without drying my skin out and they enhance the natural glow of the skin. 

E.L.F Haul & Organizing My Makeup Collection

I received my first pretty large order from EyesLipsFace [E.L.F] and I’m excited to add everything to my makeup collection! I also purchased a makeup organizer from Target to put things in order because my previous system was horrible! 
click to watch on my YouTube [PiecesofJojo]

You can check out the video of the haul on my YouTube Channel [PiecesOfJojo] and/or check below to see each of the products that I received and how my make makeup collection transformed…

Here is what my makeup looked like originally. Quite unorganized, hard to find things, and just simply a mess. 


So with all the new products I received, it was time for me to get better organized. Below is a shot of  my entire order and it all cost under $30! I’m telling you, E.L.F. is so affordable!
For everything [$28.50] + shipping

Let me break down the order because I know you don’t believe me…
Tone Correcting Concealer in Spice/Medium [$1]
Shine Erasers [$1 /each]

Under Eye Concealer & Highlighter [$3]

Mineral Moisturizing Lip Tint in Guava [$3]

Theraputic Conditioning Balm [$1]
Brush Shampoo [$3]

Mineral Infused Face Primer [$6]
Daily Brush Cleaner [$3 /each]
83 Pieces Essential Makeup Collection [$35 $3.50]

83 Pieces Essential Makeup Collection [$35 $3.50]

All comes to a grant total of $28.50. Amazing, right?! And I neatly organized everything into a Makeup Organizer [$18] that I picked up from Target.
I love the organization and it saves me so much time in the morning because now I don’t have to dig through a mess and can easily pick out exactly what I need!