I’m sure if you’re into facials, cosmetics, skin care, hair care, the beauty industry, etc…… Then you’ve heard of this thing called GlamGlow SuperMud. It’s supposedly the Holy Grail of skin care.
I’ve read tons and tons of reviews, watched YouTube videos, etc and I woke up yesterday and said, “Damnit, I gotta try it!”
Told my kiddos, “Get up, get dressed, we’re going to the mall!” Sephora to be exact!
I was already in the hunt for a new foundation, which I decided on Hourglass Immaculate Foundation. So, I was now going for two things!
This year I’m really getting serious on my skin care routine. I’m not getting any younger and I want to make sure that I can at least work on slowing down the time of gravity to my skin.
You’re gonna see some super close up pictures of my very bare, no makeup, flaws and all naked face! You have been warned!!
The way the GlamGlow Clearing SuperMud is supposed to work is it pulls out all the grossness that’s in our skin while it’s on. You’ll see EVERY pore on your face!!
It’s supposed to grab all that gunk and toxins out, shrink your pores, smooth your skin like a newborns bottom, firms your skin, clears your complexion, brightens your skin, fights unwanted breakouts, speeds up the healing process of your current breakout, and gives you an all-around youthful gorgeous face!
Now for $69 for 1.2 fl ounces, it better darn do ALL of those things!
I do have to say that the packaging is Glamorously Gorgeous! I was lucky enough to get the gift set that includes the GlamGlow YouthMud for the price of the GlamGlow Clearing SuperMud, so SCORE for me!!
This is just my First Impression Review, so later I’ll be able to give you full details of the long run.
After I took a nice hot shower to open my pores, I went ahead and grabbed my MAC 190 brush and the GlamGlow SuperMud and applied a thin layer quickly on my skin. It starts to dry almost instantly. I used a brush because it glides on smoother and evenly and I wouldn’t have to waste any of this super expensive mud!
Who would have thought that my frugal self would spend $69 on MUD!!
Anyways……..Here’s those pictures that I warned you of!! These are the Before & After side by side of the nose, right side cheek, left side cheek, and full frontal!
I can totally see and feel the difference!!
The scent of the product is amazing. Which is a definite plus since it’s on our face. We don’t want to have to smell some nasty chemicals/ingredients near our nostrils.
Is it worth the HYPE Hollywood’s finest are giving it?
After just my 1st use, YES it’s worth all the hype and $69!
Supposedly, with this little jar of youth, you’re able to get 17 full usages.
Until next time Dolls
Can you see the difference?
What are your thoughts? Chime in! I want to hear what you have to say!
I was recently sent a bottle of Freya ™ Scandinavian Skin Science Intensive Anti-Aging Serum from Freya ™ and Mommerce to test out and give my down and dirty opinions on it. I’m so glad that they did! I wouldn’t have tried this product otherwise, because I’ve never heard of the brand before.
Now look at this gorgeous bottle! The packaging itself is pure beauty!
It comes in a beautiful 30 ml/ 1 fl oz Aquamarine glass pump bottle. It’s the epitome of a luxury skin care product.
Packaging: Like I stated above, it comes in a refreshing aquamarine colored 30 ml glass bottle. They chose the perfect color for this product, especially this is an Arctic Antioxidant Correction product. The color of the bottle just makes you happy by looking at it.
It has a pump that dispenses the perfect amount of anti aging serum out. The bottle itself is quite heavy, so it doesn’t feel generic or cheaply made like some others.
Consistency/Finish: It is thick, off-white in color, and smooth, which is great because a little goes a long ways. I just use one pump of the Freya ™ Intensive Anti-Aging Serum. The finish is hydrating and illuminating. It also has a light and refreshing fragrance. I look forward to putting this on my face and neck.
I’ve been using Freya ™ Intensive Anti-Aging Serum for three (3) weeks now. I use it twice daily. Once in the morning after I wash my face and again right before bed after I wash my makeup off.
I only use one (1) pump for my face and neck. Like I said, a little goes a long ways and I want this bottle to last as long as possible.
I pump out the product on my middle finger and tap it with my other middle finger and I dab it on each side of my forehead, temples, below my eyes, cheeks, nose, chin, and neck.
Then I just tap it all over my face and neck softly with my pointer, middle, and ring fingers together without tugging and stretching my skin. I let in absorb and penetrate in my skin for a minute then afterwards I apply a daily moisturizer.
When I apply it on before bed, I do the same, but I add my prescription acne cream in the routine. (I haven’t had any problems with mixing the three products together.)
Durability: For me, I can feel the fullness and hydration of my skin all day. I have combination more on the oily side type of skin in the summertime and combination skin in the winter.
For the product itself, the Freya website states:
When used according to instruction, each Freya product is designed to last approximately 60 days. An unopened container stored in a cool place will last up to 3 years. An opened container will remain good for 9 months.
Since I haven’t heard of this brand prior to me receiving it, I went to their website to read more about it. Now that I’m in my 30’s, I’m taking care of my skin better than I did when I was younger. I’m always looking for skin care products. I live in Florida, so we get tons of sun, beach winds, coldness, and this year, it actually snowed and had freezing rain. We get a lot of different environment elements here. So, I’m paying more attention to my skin care routine and regimen. I just wished that I started earlier, like in my early 20’s. Better late than never though!
On the Freya website is states:
Experience the game-changing power of the LEXA™ complex in this, Freya’s most potent regenerative serum. By harnessing the best of Scandinavian BioMarine research, the Intensive Anti-Aging serum serves as an optimal tool to rebuild, restore, and revitalize skin on a cellular level.
Freya Intensive Anti-Aging serum contains the most powerful concentration of Nano-Encapsulated Marine Omega-3, the uniquely preserved and singularly pure ingredient which allows for reduced inflammation, heightened elasticity, and visibly improved skin tone.Skin is supple. Radiant. Visibly transformed.
dramatic visible reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
improved skin tone, reducing redness and the appearance of age spots
imparts an ageless radiance and luminosity
I’m glad that I’m able to use this Anti-Aging serum.
Good Things To Know About Freya™
A good thing to know before purchasing Freya ™ Intensive Anti-Aging Serum is that if you’re allergic to fish, you should not use this, since it contains active ingredients derived from salmon.
They do not test on animals
It is Paraben Free
Suitable for ALL types of skin
To learn more about Freya ™ Intensive Anti-Aging Serum, go to their website HERE and connect with them on the following:
10 Beauty Habits/Tips I wish I started when I was younger.
I can’t believe that I’m already 35 years old!
I have my beauty habits now, but I wish I started them a long time ago! Like in my early 20’s or even younger!
So, hopefully you take my habits/tips and stick with them at an early age, so you don’t end up like me regretting that I didn’t do these at a younger age and stick to it.
These are the Top 10 Beauty Habits/Tips on the top of my head. I’m sure I’ll add to this list at a later date.
1- Get enough rest!
They don’t call it Beauty Rest for no reason.
I know, I know… When I was younger, I was out on the town at the wee hours partying it up or late night studying and cramming in all the information I needed for that test in the morning.
On the weekends, I slept all day until it was time to get ready and go out!
Your body and sanity needs the rest. When we don’t get enough sleep, our face is a sure thing that shows it first. Saggy eye bags and dark circles. Who wants that? Not I, said the fly!
While we sleep, our skin is putting in work. Our skin is renewing skin cells and rejuvenating itself.
So get seven to eight hours of sleep each and every night! Get a plan together and think when is the best time to sleep. Maybe after your favorite prime time show.
2- Moisturize your face with SPF in it
I grew up in Sunny Florida and I’m a total beach bum! Let me tell you, I regret not doing this when I was younger!
If the sun is out and it’s nice and warm, I’m at the beach! Where I’m from, we literally have white sands!
Even if you’re not in sunny Florida, moisturize your face with SPF in it. Your skin will thank you when you’re older.
Know what type of skin you have. Be it, normal, oily, or combination skin. Get the right face moisturizer for your type.
Think of your skin as if it were leather. When leather is outside in the sun, what happens to it? It gets dry, starts to fade, and starts getting cracks.
Now who wants that?
You want to make sure your face has enough moisture for the elasticity of our ever so changing skin.
So, MOISTURIZE, MOISTURIZE, MOISTURIZE!
3- Brush your teeth
I’m pretty sure I have paid for some of my dentist’s vacations with all of my visits to the dentist!
I remember always arguing about not wanting to brush my teeth before bed.
I’m also a heavy coffee drinker.
The Crest’s saying, “If you’re not whitening, you’re yellowing.” is so true!!
Get in the habit of brushing your teeth at least two times a day and floss.
When I first meet a guy, their smile and teeth are always the first thing I look at. So, I can assume that’s the first thing they’ll look at on me.
I just started using Colgate’s Optic White toothpaste, so I’ll give you my review on this toothpaste at a later date.
4- Along with moisturizing your face, moisturize your body.
Best time to lather that body lotion is right after you get out of the shower or bath.
Remember not to rub your body dry with your towel, but to pat yourself dry with your towel.
Keep that moisture in and put on your body lotion or a body oil like Avon’s Skin So Soft oil in original. That’s my personal favorite. It’s also good for keeping those pesky Florida mosquitoes away.
5- Exfoliate your body
I exfoliate my face skin once a week with a face exfoliator and I use my Clarisonic daily to make sure that the dead skin cells are washed off my face. Also, use a dry brush for the rest of your body. Nothing feels better than a nice smooth body after you shower and smooth on your lotion.
Exfoliated legs makes for a smoother and close shaving experience.
Exfoliating also helps with our blood circulation.
6- Wear sunglasses when it’s sunny outside.
Trust me on this one. As I stated earlier, I’m a total beach bum even to this day. The whites of my eyes are not as white as they should be. Your eyes, just like your skin, needs to be protected from the sun. The white of your eyes will start yellowing from sun damage. So put on your fancy over-sized sunglasses and strut away! Keep your eyes white!
7- Wash your face.
Wash your face once you wake up and again right before bed.
I know from experience on late night outings, the first thing I want to do is take my clothes off and jump in the bed to crash!
The last thing on my mind is washing my makeup off.
Two things happen when you don’t wash off your makeup before bed.
1) You’re not allowing your face to breathe and let your skin do it’s job by renewing the skin cells while you rest.
2) You’re transferring your makeup to your pillow case.
You ever notice that you’re always having to dust around your house? Dust particles are in the air everywhere! They’re just floating around until it falls onto a surface. Your face is also a surface, so you want to make sure that we’re washing all that nastiness off our fresh skin.
8- Have good body posture!
I have the worst body posture. I’m always slouching! Now that I’m trying to get good body posture, it’s so unnatural and feels awkward to me.
Having good body posture makes you look more confident and professional. It also helps prevent having a bad back and sore muscles all the time.
If you don’t have good body posture now, there’s some great exercises and tips that you can do.
9- Leave that zit alone!
I’ve been so bad at this one. I can’t help but stare at that zit on my face in the mirror. It’s like a mission to get rid of the thing. But don’t fall to temptation to squeeze or pop it. Just put a nice warm compress on it and let it run its course. If you fall to temptation, you’ll end up with the leftover scars and popped blood vessels. If you let them be, you won’t have to go out later to purchase skin whitening cream for those dark scars. They’re not cheap either.
If you’re having a breakout, schedule you an appointment with a dermatologist to get the proper care for your skin. Everyone is different and there’s a ton of different products out there.
Last, but definitely not least.
Drink plenty of water! Your body and skin will thank you!
We’re always putting some type of toxin in our bodies, and the biggest way to get them out is by them excreting through the pores of our skin.
If we don’t get enough water intake, our bodies get dehydrated and fatigued.
Water for our bodies is like oil for a car.
We need it for our muscles to function and move around. We need it to flush out all the toxins in our body. We need it to regulate our body temperature.
This may sound disgusting but if your urine isn’t almost clear, you need to drink more water.
The more your body can get rid of those toxins the better our skin glows and feels!
So, Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate!
Well, that’s all for now on my Top 10 beauty habits/tips to a youthful looking self.
I hope you seriously consider these for yourself and don’t wait like I did to make them habits. It’s so much easier to prolong your youthfulness instead of trying to turn the time around to get it back.