YOU DON'T HAVE TO SPEND A FORTUNE TO KEEP YOUR SKIN LOOKING & FEELING GREAT: TRY VASELINE'S ALOE SOOTHE SPRAY MOISTURIZER!

by Christina in


EVER FEEL LIKE ...

If you've ever felt like beauty products and skincare items can end up being quite expensive and at times it seems as though decent products are out of reach, you're not alone! I often feel this way too- I admit I'm not the richest girl on the block with a mountain piling of school debt and a family to take care of, there isn't always a ton of room left for things like expensive skincare items.

Although I do have a full-time job, things have become limited with me also being in school full-time and I've had to in turn make some adjustments to my lifestyle. I didn't really live that lavishly before [lol!], but I might have spent more $$$ on things of that nature more often and perhaps didn't give it as much thought either. Becoming more aware of what kind of money I was spending, I became shocked at the realization that it was more than I had even anticipated :/

There was also another problem: not only was I spending a LOT on my beauty and skincare products, but I spending them on the WRONG products too! That meant going back to the drawing board and starting from scratch- and I've made quite a few changes as a result! I try to avoid products that I chalked full of unhealthy ingredients and go for more naturally-minded or organic items whenever I can.

I've also given in to being open to trying different methods, product types, and approaches as well! As for spending less cash?!? That was easier than I thought it was going to be and I've realized you don't always have to spend a ton to score a great product that really does what it says too :) I still that it's okay for me to still have an occasional splurge on the perfect item or for a special occasion, however I've noticed it doesn't matter as much as I once believed it did...that is IF you have the right product!



AFFORDABLE SKINCARE PRODUCT REVIEW:

VASELINE CONTINUOUS SPRAY INTENSIVE CARE SPRAY MOISTURIZER ALOE SOOTHE $6.49

This lotion tackles to age-old issue of super dry skin and it does it in a unique way! Let's start with the actual bottle itself: it's well designed and surprisingly for a spray bottle for a thicker product, it does a good job of not getting clogged, preventing accidental spills, and it's well-contoured for a nice fit in your hand. The twist cap has 2 clicks that let you know that you've actually opened the product too :) This product from Vaseline is also unique in that it ONLY uses compressed air with a "bag-on-valve" technology that allows for a 360 degree spray delivery and NO harmful aerosols or propellants...yeah! It's a win-win :)

Then there's the formulation of the product that sets it apart as well: it's just the right consistency to be thin enough to spray, yet also give a non-sticky and balanced experience of moisturization-without being "heavy" on your skin. It dries in almost NO time at all either- I can quickly spray both legs and by the time that I lightly rub in the product, it begins to dry! This is probably my FAV perk about Vaseline's Continuous Spray Moisturizers [next to price!]- they dry in under a minute and won't leave your skin or hands feeling greasy. This product in particular- Aloe Soothe, has a wonderful light scent that is quite pleasant, although it does slightly linger, with hints of Aloe and Cumumber.

If you're worried about having sensitive skin and the light scent, it should not bother you as I have beyond sensitive skin myself and I was okay to use this moisturizer on a daily basis with no issues :) As for my skin, the results were fantastic and I noticed right away with the first application on my legs and arms, that my skin felt really smooth, soft, and looked all-around healthier! Right after I get out of the shower and/or in the morning when I first get up, I like to apply the product and then I'm ready for the day.

It lasts throughout the day and I don't have to apply it more than once to get results. It's also been easier to shave and my dry skin on my legs has greatly improved. For under $7, this product is really hard to beat! I'd highly recommend this one to anyone at any age and with most skin types. If you don't care for Aloe that much or would prefer some other options, there are other varieties too: Essential Healing, Cocoa Radiant, and Advanced Repair Unscented.


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5 SUMMER TIPS TO KEEP YOUR LEGS LOOKING GREAT + BONUS PRODUCT REVIEW & GIVEAWAY: BiC SIMPLY SOLEIL CLICK

by Christina in


IT'S EASY TO HAVE GREAT SUMMER LEGS WITH THESE 5 EASY TIPS:

1. IT ALL STARTS WITH EXFOLIATION! THE WINTER MONTHS ALLOW FOR ACCUMULATION OF DEAD & DRY SKIN, SCRUB AWAY THE DULLNESS WITH A GOOD EXFOLIATOR.

2. TAKE CARE WHEN SHAVING, UTILIZING GOOD TRICKS OF THE TRADE LIKE SUPER MOISTURIZING SHAVING CREAM OR LOTION & A RAZOR THAT WON'T CAUSE IRRITATION OR DRYNESS!

3. MOISTURIZE YOUR LEGS WITH AN OIL-FREE OR SUNLESS TANNING LOTION TREATMENT. MASSAGE IN TO INCREASE CIRCULATION.

4. ADD AN EASY AND QUICK EXERCISE ROUTINE THAT CONCENTRATES ON YOUR LEGS- LIKE SETS OF SQUATS FOR ABOUT 15 MINUTES, 3 TIMES A WEEK AND YOU WILL NOTICE HOW FIRM AND TONED THEY ARE!

5. WANT SUPER SMOOTH LEGS?! TRY A DIY AT-HOME WAX KIT & LOOK LIKE YOU'VE BEEN TO THE SALON! IT ALSO LASTS A LOT LONGER WHICH MEANS LESS IRRITATION :)


BONUS PRODUCT REVIEW:

BiC SIMPLY SOLEIL CLICK, 6CT.  $5.47

I normally spend quite a bit on my razors, even for the disposable versions- but these from BiC proved me wrong that you have to spend a lot of cash to score good quality! I was really surprised at how well the strips on each razor moisturized as I shaved and the handle is designed so that you're not feeling like it's going to slip out of your hand in the middle of a shave!

There are only 3 blades on each razor, however I didn't seem to notice the difference from the others I currently have that cost twice as much and include 5 blades. They didn't cut my skin and I got just as much usage out of one of these disposables versus that other brand that I already had been using. That was where I really expected to see a difference and perhaps get less usage out of these Simply Soleil Click's from BiC, but I was dead wrong :O

These will give a close shave without irritation and work just as well as the 5 bladed disposable razors out there! I also have very sensitive skin and they were still no issue for me- I'd recommend these to anyone with any skin type. They're perfect for the summer and priced just right at under $5.50 for 6 cartridges and 1 handle. You can find these almost anywhere, however I found the best pricing as mentioned above, at Walmart. 

As for extra features, there are a couple of neat ones that I wanted to point out too: the packaging allows for you to store all of those extra razors properly, keeping them from getting damaged or wet. There's also a pivoting head that really allows for you to get fairly decent angles while shaving, so you can reduce cuts and irritation! This is a feature that is usually put on the more expensive razors and it was nice to see that BiC thought of this too :)

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BiC Simply Soleil Click Women's Disposable Razor, 6 CT.

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