Thursday, December 30, 2010

Jade Face Massager Revisited

A few months ago, I got several shipments in from overseas. One of those items in my many shipments was a jade face massager. Even then I wasn't sure if I was really going to use it. I just knew it was pretty. But I am using it. I love it. There are tips for using this tool though. Plus, the secret to it's skin rejuvenation has recently been revealed to me through my many trial and error experiences.

Tip #1: Get that baby cold!

This is the most important tip for me. You see, the jade is predominantly nonporous. So whatever temperature you put it at, it will stay until another temperature is introduced. I know, it's confusing. I will simplify. The cold, smooth surface is good for closing pores which makes the skin feel smoother. After a good exfoliating or some steaming, I must roll the jade over my face. The smoothness of the stone paired with that cold sensation feels great! Trust me.

Tip #2: Roll it UP

When using a face massager, it is crucial to roll it in an upward motion. We want to defy gravity. Rolling in a downward motion will only increase your chances for sagging and wrinkles. The combination of the solid structure of the roller and the smooth surface prove themselves to be viable in defeating the early signs of age. Remember, we are training the skin.

Tip #3: Don't Crack Me

If ever your roller has serious damage, don't try to fix it. Any adhesive you use will just destroy the surface of the roller. Any chips, cuts, or dings could also cause a nasty scar on your face. (Ouchie and yowzers!) Keep your jade roller protected and safe from breakage in a bag or box that is padded. Replacing them (if you can't find a dealer selling them for a low price) can be pricey, so take good care of it.

Tip #4: Keep it Clean

Do not use your massager on a dirty face. It will only spread bacteria and cause breakouts. Use it only after the face it thoroughly cleansed and moisturized. To keep your massager clean, use a mild body soap or even baby soap to remove any debris. Remember to dry it well to prevent rusting of metal casings.

I hope this was inspirational and informational for all of you that either own a jade face massager, would like to have one, or never even even heard about it. :)

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Love Your Hands

I forgot I even owned this stuff! But I'm glad that I remembered. This is the best moisturizer I've used on my hands since the weather started getting cold and dry. It's the best so far really. This is Bask Heavenly Silk Daily Skin Nourishing Moisturizer Anti-Aging Firming Lotion. It is my weapon of choice against dry, rough hands this frosty season.

I purchased this small sized bottle at Beauty Brands a few months back at that "Girls Night Out" event. I love this lotion. I can only wonder what it will do for the rest of my skin. I'm pretty sure it will make the rest of me feel like cashmere just like it does my hands. I can't wait to get my hands on a larger bottle later on today. :)

Sunday, December 12, 2010

I Wanna Be a YouTuber!

Michelle Phan, who is an absolute YouTube sensation, is holding a shoe designing contest. And to enter, you must design a shoe on and submit a video response. I normally don't do this sort of thing, but I went ahead and entered. I suggest the rest of you all out there try it. Here's her video detailing what you will win and how to enter:

Here is my entry. I call it the "Krissy". I put information regarding my design in the description box. :)

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Braid Out Heaven

Recently, I've been putting more effort into my hair. The pay off has been more than what I could ever expect. I'm loving my hair right now.

I recently did a braid out because I hadn't in so long. I was super pleased with the results. Even more so, I realized how much more my hair had grown.
That little separation in the middle is not a lack of hair. It's where the part was. I just should have fluffed it out more. At any rate, it was thick and so easy to do. Four French braids, aloe vera gel, and the smallest satin rollers for the ends of my hair. A few hours later I had this. I combed it just a little and used just enough hairspray to ensure my waves wouldn't fall or disappear.

I guess I'll relax again soon. I will see how much longer I will manage what I already have going. I want to stay away from the creamy crack as often as possible. Maybe I could just flat iron it. Yeah :) And then I'll post pics of that. :)

Til next time, HHG! :)

Sunday, December 5, 2010

STOP! Don't Clip that Nail!

I'm guilty. I'm totally guilty. I'm the type of person that will clip all my nails if just one breaks or splits. DON'T DO IT! I came across this video on YouTube that will show you how to repair a broken nail. It's simple, practically free to do, and it's quick. Hope you all enjoy it. :)