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DIY Beauty Treatments

Hey beauties! 

I thought I would share some fun at home DIY beauty recipes to pamper yourself while we are staying inside to stay safe. Most of the ingredients you may already have, so you could make it a fun activity to do with your little ones too! 

Have a good week and stay strong.

-Jen


Coffee Lip Scrub

Ingredients-

-2 Tsp Ground Coffee

-1 teaspoon of Coconut Oil or Coconut Oil

-1 Drop of Essential Oil of Choice or Vanilla

Directions

Stir and grind the coffee and coconut oil until it’s well blended. Now add any essential oil of your choice. (Only a drop.) Take a small amount on your finger, apply to your lips, and scrub in circular motion for up to one minute. Rinse off with water and pat dry. 

Coffee is a natural exfoliator which removes the dead outer surface of your lips and makes them soft! Coconut oil soothes skin and treats chapped lips naturally.

You could store your lip scrub in a small container or empty out an old container, wash it an reuse it!

Sugar Lip Scrub

Ingredients

  • 2 tsp of brown sugar or regular sugar
  • 1/2 tsp honey (just enough to mix with sugar and make a paste)
  • 1 tsp olive oil/coconut oil
  • 1 drop of your favorite essential oil or vanilla (this is optional just to add flavor and smell to the scrub) 

Directions

Mix all of the ingredients. Once blended, apply the scrub onto your lips, rub it well in circular motions and exfoliate gently to loosen the dead skin. Let it sit for a minute or two, then rinse off with water. Apply your favorite lip balm afterwards. 

Brown sugar acts as a natural exfoliator which removes dead cells and reveals the healthier and softer lips. Honey works as a humectant that keeps the lips moisturized after exfoliation!

Store Scrub in a small container or wash and reuse an empty container. 

PS- You can use these recipes on your Hands as well! 

DIY Dry Shampoo for Light and Dark Hair

Although I have a lot of Dry Shampoo around here… #TWINS… here’s some fun recipes for a natural solution to give you some extra days in between! Also this photo makes me want to break out the self tanner….

Ingredients

Green Tea Bath Soak

Let’s be real, our bath tub has toys all around it… but if you can take some time late at night for a bath, it can be super relaxing! (Just be sure to clean the tub afterwards.)

You Will Need:

  • 3 cups Epsom Salt
  • 3 Tbsp Loose Green Tea 
  • 4-6 drops of Peppermint Essential Oils (optional)
  • 6-8 drops coconut or almond oil
To get the loose green tea, simply cut open a couple Green Tea bags and mix together with the Salt. Combine all of the ingredients and store in a jar with a lid and store safely away from little ones. Sprinkle in your Bath and Relax… you deserve it! 
 

Have a good week. Soak in some snuggles and some self care too. 

What are some things you are doing to relax? Tell me below in the Comments!

xoxo

New Nude Eyeshadow Palette

Hey sweet friends, 

Before I even get into talking about Beauty, I wanted to say I sincerely hope you are doing well with everything happening in the world right now. It’s hard to grasp all that is happening really. My heart goes out to you. Everyone is in some way effected by the Virus, and I pray for peace in the days ahead for you as things continue to change daily. I know there really isn’t the right thing to say right now, but know that you are in my thoughts. As a stay at home mama to three year old twins, I know it’s all a lot. To worry or be anxious about the future. In times like these, it really can make you weary. Try to find a moment to reset your mind and do some things to help you relax in the meantime. Soak in silent moments with your loved ones. Facetime a family member or friend to check on them. Do something you have been putting off. Things may be tough for a little while, but things will improve and get better. 

Sending love and Prayers to you. 

-Jen Russo 


Give me all the Nude Tones

 

I love blush and beige Tones, so our Stark Naked Eyeshadow palette that launched yesterday, is giving me all the vibes! There’s something so calming about a palette that has Nude colors in it. This palette is bigger in size than our other eyeshadows and has a fresh and sleek new look! 

 *Bonus this new palette is on Sale until March 31st!

Nude Mood


Introducing Stark Naked Eyeshadow Palette

Long Wearing

Non-Creasing

Highly Pigmented

The Details

 

With silky mattes and shimmering metallics, this palette gives you a gorgeous range of deep “Nubian” & “Bronzed”, warm nude tones “Blush” & “Rosy Glow”, to light nudes “Alabaster” and “Ivory Glow.”

One thing I love is that you could get a LOT of versatility out of this palette! You could use the shimmery “Ivory Glow” as an Illuminator and the Matte “Nubian” as a Contour! I love makeup that can be multi-tasking! 

Stark Naked Tutorial


Gluten Free - Vegan - Cruelty Free

Nude Eyeshadow Inspiration

Versatile Nude Shades

Love a soft glam look for everyday or a rich smokey look using Neutral colors? The Stark Nude palette will deliver! I love that it has a mixture of Matte and Shimmer shades! That way you can try different looks with all 6 eyeshadows.

I love that this palette is on the warm side of nudes, because then it won’t look drab or dull on your eyes. Sometimes when Nude tones are too muted or cool, they don’t compliment all eye colors. These tones really look great on any eye color which is fantastic! You could do the Matte shades for day, and Shimmer shades to spice it up at night! (Hint…there may be a coordinating Lip shade coming next month!)

Be sure to check out my Tori Belle Website here and to compliment your eyes, check out our Magnetic Lash System here! 

Have a question? Just ask me on the Chat Bubble! 

 

Thank you for visiting my Beauty Blog today. Sending you love today! 

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Let’s Talk City Beauty Products!

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Let's talk Skincare

Hello beauties! Well apparently February went by REALLY fast. I wanted to share with you today some amazing products sent to me from City Beauty that I have been loving this past month! they were So generous to give me a Code to share with you- “JENRUSSO” to Save! They are amazing quality and have fantastic benefits as well. Gorgeous Lip Plumpers anyone?! 

Let’s check out these gorgeous products, shall we?

About City Beauty

“City Beauty is a luxury beauty and skincare brand
specializing in functional beauty. This means all of
our beauty products are designed to not only make
you feel beautiful while you wear them but to also
provide deeper benefits.
Each product is formulated to target specific concerns—
whether it’s to volumize thinning lips, brighten dark spots,
improve the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, or
smooth skin texture.
The City Beauty line is designed with skin-rejuvenating and
collagen-supporting active ingredients (that help to achieve
healthy, youthful and glowing skin.)
We pride ourselves on being a cruelty-free company and
are PETA and Leaping Bunny certified.”

-City Beauty Official

 

My Favorite City Lips Shades are Pink Nude, Clear, and Nude! 

For the City Lips Matte Shades, my favorites are Pink Taupe, Blush Rose, and Mocha!

City Lips Lip Plumper

You can choose from 19 beautiful shades and they have the traditional Clear, Matte, Opaque, and Shimmer shades! They go on smooth and have a great flexible feel to them. They give you instant plumping for short and long term effects!

“City Lips is a plumping lip gloss that gives you both an immediate and long-term solution for your lips. With innovative ingredients that helps restore healthy lips, it delivers deep hydration for instant plumping, long-lasting comfort, and smooths out lip lines & wrinkles.” -CB

Lip Plumper Details

City Beauty Recommends for best results, to
apply twice a day—once in the morning and once at night. You can apply
City Lips slightly outside the lip line to help with lines and wrinkles
around the lips. We recommend applying and using City Lips this way as
part of your nighttime skincare routine.


Let's Talk Ingredients

Let me start out  by saying I am pretty picky about skincare and makeup products. My skin for sure changed after my twins and it became more sensitive to whatever skin care routine I was doing. I also was looking for a lip plumper that didn’t burn when you applied it.

“The City Beauty line is designed with skin-rejuvenating and collagen-supporting actives such as Hyaluronic Acid, Oligopeptides, Resveratrol, and Vitamin C, just to name a few.”- City Beauty

Beyond amazing and effective ingredients City Beauty is also Cruelty Free which is important to me.  

Multi-Action Sculpting Cream 

“This luxurious cream is designed to visibly restore skin’s elasticity – by lifting, tightening, and firming the look of sagging skin. Our formula nourishes your skin with the vital building blocks that give young skin its taut, springy feel.”

This Sculpting Cream is amazing for your neck and chest area which gets a lot of sun damage. Your neck and decolletage  need some loving too! 


Multi-Action Sculpting Cream Experience

 

What Does
Blue Defense HydroGel Do?

 

Delivers deep hydration for up to 72 hours

Adds a radiant, refreshed look to dull skin

Visibly smoothes the look of lines & wrinkles

Promotes the look of lifted, firmer, tighter skin. – CB

I LOVE THIS Moisturizer. I have several sun spots on my cheeks, and they have vastly improved within weeks which is Amazing! Highly Recommend this Gel! 

 

 

This Meme always makes me giggle. But ladies….. it’s true. If JTT was your boy crush, it’s time for an Eye Cream. 

City Beauty to the Rescue! 

Under Eye Recovery is a brightening eye cream designed to brighten dark circles and get rid of puffiness under the eyes. The powerful formula also smooths fine-lines and wrinkles around the eye area.

Formulated Without:

Parabens / Sulfates / Phthalates / Mineral Oil / Gluten / Animal-Derived Ingredients / Nuts

Line Smoothing HydroMask

Is there anything more relaxing than a sheet mask? I think not. This mama needs ALL the pampering she can get. These amazing sheet mask are packed with a potent anti-aging serum that helps plump fine lines and helps soothe your skin after a long day.  

“Line-Smoothing HydroMask is made with a unique,
bio-cellulose material that clings to the skin’s surface
to deliver a high-potency serum deep into the dermal
layer. This revolutionary material combined with our
Cell Young® Ice Plant Callus Extract and Hyaluronic Acid
serum delivers three times more skin-loving ingredients
than a traditional paper mask to help reduce the
appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, improve hydration
levels, and help protect the skin.”

Use Once or Twice a week! You deserve it.

Final Thoughts

I was super impressed with the packaging and the quality of the City Beauty products. All of their skincare I have been using is wonderful and worked great with my sensitive skin. I highly recommend the City Lips Plumper and the Hydrogel is a fantastic gel moisturizer! I can’t wait to try their other products! I have yet to try to Night Mask, so I will update you with my thoughts! Thank you so much City Beauty! 

Be sure to use the code “JENRUSSO” to Save on City Beauty’s Website and let me know how you enjoy it! Go follow City Beauty on Instagram and Facebook below for Tips and more too.

Cheers to great skin! 

Jen Russo