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FOLS for Men Moisturizer Review

So, yeah, you can tell by the title that I’m switching gears here a little bit. After all, what would I be doing with a review of a men’s skincare product? Well, my boyfriend has always been pretty hands-off when it comes to taking care of his skin. He pretty much doesn’t use any products at all, and when he does, it’s usually a generic store brand cheap product.

You all know how much I care about health and beauty and everything that goes along with it, and I like my man to be the same. Even if he begrudgingly doesn’t like to do it. So I came across this new brand of skincare products that were designed by men for men and I picked up their moisturizer for him.

Best Moisturizer for Men

I’m all about natural products, so when I saw their natural moisturiser for men, I just had to hop on it. Since forcing it upon him – seriously, I had to plead with him to start using a product of any kind – he has become a true follower! It has become part of his daily routine, morning and night. He particularly likes to use it after shaving as it really calms the skin.

Ingredients

The ingredients list is the first thing that popped out at me when researching this product. Tons of natural extracts and oils in this moisturiser. Just to name a few:

  • Sunflower Oil
  • Olive Oil
  • Coconut Oil
  • Shea Butter
  • Apricot Oil
  • Lime Essential Oil
  • Lavender Essential Oil
  • Cedarwood Essential Oil

What I Love (or He Loves) About This Product

So I’ve tried this product out for myself as well, so I feel I can speak to it, and my boyfriend echoes my comments. I like that it keeps the skin hydrated throughout the day. With his generic store brand moisturizing products, it provided temporary relief, but you just needed to reapply again later on in the day. This creates a barrier to lock moisture in and lasts all day. It works so well that he’s begun applying it all over his body.

I also enjoy that it has natural anti-aging ingredients. At our age, we haven’t begun to show wrinkles (yet), but I like using this as a preventative measure. On top of that, it also has SPF protection. Mindyou, it is rather low at 6 SPF, but that is better than nothing and provides a bit of protection from the sun without the need of putting on sunblock.

FOLS for Men facial moisturiser

This skin cream works particularly well on dry and sensitive skin, which describes my boyfriend to a “T”. Ever since he began using it, all those issues have cleared up dramatically. I don’t know whether it’s just genetics, the sun, the environment, or whatever, but he was always having breakouts of dry, flaky skin, and he hasn’t had any bouts of that in quite a while since using this cedarwood facial moisturizer.

How to Use

Just put a teaspoon amount of this moisturizer into your hands and rub into the skin – easy as that! It’s best recommended for post-shaving, but really, it’s a great moisturizer all around that you can use daily for all purposes. We absolutely love it!

That Booty Tho Review by Anese

You spend so much time and money on skin products for your face, ignoring the fact that there are other parts of the body that need your attention too. Your butt for example, is a magnet for many guys out there. (Well, so are our vaginas, let’s be real!)  So why is your skincare drawer lacking something for your butt?

That booty tho is one of a kind beauty scrub made for the butt. That’s right, you heard it correct. This little concoction was made to give your butt a VIP skincare treatment so it stays soft, free of cellulite, and stretch marks.

Anese That Booty Tho Butt Mask

The super fine butt scrub is made with essential fatty acids, and is rich in antioxidants. It effectively targets cellulite, stretch marks, helps with scars, fights back acne and discoloration, specifically on the butt.

Women these days are going far and wide to have a dream body. They spend hours and hours in the gym trying to shape their booty so that they can flaunt it on the beach. But going to the gym and working your ass out 24/7 isn’t going to get you an ass like J’lo. Even if you spend months shaping your thighs, cellulite and stretch marks will never go away because they’re a skin issue. And for skin issues, you have to use skin products.

Note: Video is NOT mine.  Just for illustrative purposes.

That Booty Tho has quickly become the ultimate solution to a problematic butt. The scrub costs only $28 which is surprising for a scrub that contains rare ingredients such as Organic Aloe Leaf Juice, Walnut Shell Powder, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Vitamin E, Organic White Willow Bark Extract, Rosehip Seed Oil, Organic Jojoba Seed Oil, and more.

According to many women who have used That Booty Tho, it is a perfect short term and long term solution for a firm, soft, cellulite, and stretch marks free butt. However, constant application of the scrub is needed to get the perfect results. It’s much like using an eye serum or any other skin care product. In fact, when you stop using it, the effects may start to wear off, especially if you use it in the short term.

But when you actually go out of your way and scrub your ass regularly with this little magic booty scrub, you’ll be surprised how much it can benefit you in the long term. Coupled with exercise in the gym, constant application of the scrub can have long lasting effects that remain well over for years to come.

How to use That Booty Tho

That Booty Tho should be used just like any other beauty scrub. For those of you, who have never used a scrub in your life, just insert two fingers into the jar, take it out a bit, and scrub your butt and legs. You can do this while you are in the shower or when you feel like being butt naked in your room.

Whatever the case, you will need to lie down and scrub your butt for a little while. So make sure you have ample time on hand when you are ready to apply it.

Seductiva Intimate Zone Lightener Review

One of the most natural phenomenon of the skin is that it turns the private or sometimes called ‘intimate’ zones of the body 5 times darker than the rest of the skin on the body. Have you ever wondered why this happens in the first place? This is because our intimate zones are rarely exposed to the outside light which causes the skin to release a darker pigment in these areas. But in 2017, people want perfect skin. They want every single thing to be perfect and the dark color is now getting in the way of many women.

Why the Seductiva Skin Lightener is All The Rage

The dark skin around intimate zones has caused many women to lose confidence and think that there is something wrong with their body. The truth is that every single person living today have dark skin on their intimate zones. They get their skin to lighten up by using several products that are designed to help them lighten up skin color. This is true for many other parts of the body for which people use fairness creams to get their skin to become lighter in color.

Skin Lightening

If you have been wondering all your life why other people (notably people on TV) do not have dark skin on their intimate zones, then you now have an answer that these people use treatments. You can find your very own treatment of dark skin in private zones in the form of Seductiva Intimate Zone Lightener.

The intimate zone lightener by Seductiva was especially developed for men and women who do not like the idea of having dark skin down there, especially when they keep moving from one sexual partner to another. Imaging showing your dark skin to someone who has treated their skin to the perfection. You will instantly turn them off with the dark color of your intimate zones.

The practice of lightening your intimate zones up a few shade has become so much common these days that now dark skin is associated with laziness and hygiene itself. So it is a good idea to use Seductiva intimate zone lightener to bring a new life into your intimate zones by lightening them up to five shades lighter.

I’ve read about it on this site, as well as on this website, and it’s getting rave reviews on Amazon.com.

In order to get the product to work, apply it on the intimate zones of your body that have dark color for as long as you require. Apply twice a day for best results.

Hair Loss Products for Women

While hair loss is more common in men, women also suffer from it, and it badly affects their lives. The cause and result of the hair loss vary from person to person. And hence the treatment of the hair loss also varies according to the cause behind it. There are many hair loss products for women that offer excellent and effective results. The results derived from this hair product help women in getting healthy hair that makes them look happy and confident.

As the cause differs, thankfully, there are many hair loss products for women to choose from that will help them in finding the solution to the problem of thinning hair or hair loss.

Benefits of using hair loss products for women

Using hair growth products offer many amazing benefits. Some of the major benefits of hair loss products are:

  •    If you are experiencing thinning of hair, you might see that it is a hard problem to deal with. One of the major benefits of hair loss products for women is that they reverse the thinning of hair and help in stimulating the hair growth.
  •    There are many hair growth products that along with stimulating the hair growth also clean the scalp thoroughly. These hair loss products come with certain cleaning agents that clean the scalps. As these products help in opening up the scalp pores and thus results in the hair growth.

Hair loss products for women:

When you are experiencing hair fall, you look for a powerful product that will help you combat the issue and offer effective results. Here are some of the products that will assist you in treating the hair loss and stimulate hair growth

  •    Provillus for Women

Provillus for women is one of the popular hair growth products that help in fighting hair loss. The products incorporate an ingredient that is scientifically approved by the Federal agency of Food and Administration to combat hair loss. Along with other powerful ingredients, this product helps in revitalizing your hair and stimulates hair growth.

Provillus for women helps in:

Strengthening the hair

Providing healthier hair

Adding volume

Adding shine and luster

  •    Nioxin Hair Products

Nioxin Hair Product is a well-recommended hair product for those who are dealing with thinning of hair. This product helps in restoring the hair loss and provides you with healthy looking hair. The Nioxin hair products consist of 8 systems, and the working of each system depends on the hair type.

Skincare Choices: Home vs Clinic

The most important part of our daily beauty regimen is skincare. No one wakes up deciding to look their worst each day. Each of us does what we can to make our skin look healthy. As time progresses, our skin become wrinkled and bumpy and shows our true age. At some point, we ask ourselves if we are doing enough. Do we need professional treatments or can we repair our skin at home? Here are several popular treatments and how they compare.

Cosmetic Laser Procedures

Each cosmetic or medical grade laser uses a specific spectrum of light to target certain cells. They can be used for hair removal, scar or tattoo removal, skin resurfacing, and a variety of other treatments. Each device is set to perform a specific treatment. Lasers operate under two basic types – ablative and non-ablative. Ablative means it causes intentional injuries to the surface of the skin whereas non-ablative lasers leave the skin’s surface intact and undamaged.

There are few devices, mostly hair removals, that perform skincare treatments at home. Laser devices require that the operator is certified to handle them. Without specialized training, lasers can cause major injuries. Even if you can find laser hair removal equipment for sale, it will be incredibly expensive to use just for occasional treatments. These devices should be left to the experts to handle.

Microneedling

Microneedling is a process which uses a handheld device with a barrel on one end covered in tiny needles. The barrel is rolled over the skin using slight pressure in order to create tiny punctures or channels reaching the dermal or under layer of skin. By creating micro injuries, it stimulates the skin into creating fresh collagen, something our bodies produce less of as we age. To get the most of out the treatment, collagen or vitamin enriched creams are applied during treatment.

Anyone can purchase personal use microneedling devices, serums, and cleansing products to perform microneedling at home. They work for mild rejuvenation at home, but not on moderate issues. Home devices have limited needle lengths to protect users from injuring themselves. In the clinic, the trained technician may use longer or larger needles depending on what results you are looking for.

Skin Peels

Typically referred to as a chemical or facial peel, this procedure involves using an acid to “exfoliate” the skin. The area to be treated is cleansed, then a chemical solution is applied to the face, neck, or hands and left on for approximately fifteen minutes. It is then washed off the skin. Mild or superficial peels use alphaydroxy acids such as glycolic or fruit enzymes. They are also called lunchtime peels since they can be done during lunch breaks and still be back to work on time. Mild peels refresh the skin by only removing dead skin cells. Moderate and deep peels use harsher chemicals such as phenol to remove the surface layer of skin for more dramatic results. Only a clinic can provide moderate to deep facial peels.

You can purchase at home facial masks and peels. Typically, these products contain organic ingredients like cucumber or papaya as the base. They are applied to the skin, then peeled off once they have dried. They remove impurities from the skin, but do not treat deeper skin issues like acne, wrinkles and scarring.

Home vs. Clinic

No matter what the advertisers claim, products for use at home are not nearly as efficient as treatments performed in a clinic. Any product made for personal use is created to be safe for home users. The machines used in clinics require that the technician is certified to use cosmetic lasers and other devices safely on their clients. They must follow rules laid out by the Board of Health to protect clients from bacterial infections as well. Home users rarely maintain sanitary conditions in the same way.

Foods That Help in Weight Loss

So this year I’m embarking on a journey to lose just five pounds.  Should be easy, right?

Just five. I’m already very skinny and fit for my size, but I figured I would go the extra mile and find out which foods can assist me in losing even more weight.

So, here’s my findings!

Desire of losing weight is most commonly found in women. Men are also diet-conscious. But Eventually, both of them usually fail at losing weight because they do not know where they are going wrong. They search ways to get smart in two days or a week. That is called crash dieting. Losing too much weight in a week is not healthy. In fact, people should lose 2-3 kg per month.

There are foods that can help you to lose weight.

Apples and Pears

Apples and pears have a lot of anti-oxidants that will help you lose weight and even make you skin better. They are juicy and rich in calories.

Almonds

Almonds are also helpful in helping you lose weight. If you need to have snacks, then you can simply rely on almonds keeping portions in check. They have fiber and protein and vitamin E that is good for skin hair and nails.

Lentils

Lentils are eaten by people for centuries. They are nutritional and make your stomach full and do not have any unhealthy components. Lentils are mostly made of protein and fiber. Pulses are also easily digested and better than digesting bread and pasta.

Dark Chocolate

Chocolates are loved by many people since it helps to reduce depression and make them happy. But did you know that dark chocolate can help you lose weight? The actual dark chocolate is not sweet. In fact, it is bitter in taste but it helps you in losing weight. It has fiber and cacao and magnesium that helps in reducing stress and weight.

Lemons

Lemon has citrus. You can squeeze a lemon in one glass of water and drink it on an empty stomach in the morning. It is used as anti-oxidant and make your metabolism fast. That helps you to digest food in good time. Lemons are healthier for clear skin too.

Oatmeal

Usually, people do not like oatmeal. But in the past, oatmeal was one of the greatest foods available. The reason for its greatness is that it can be eaten with milk that provides protein and has calories that can keep your stomach full for hours.

Berries

Raspberries are helpful in losing weight. They are low in sugar and high in fiber. Eating berries can give you a satisfaction of having food. They also help you to digest starch in bread.

Popcorn

Usually, we eat popcorn at movies. Did you know that popcorn is a whole grain too? Yes, it can help you to lose weight since it is rich in fiber and protein. It has a pinch of salt and oil that is adequate for your body intake.

Keep in mind that you do not need to overflow that food in your dietary plan. You should select a few of them or select 3-4 food and try them for a week. That will give you a little variety in your diet plan and easily motivated to eat healthy food and lose weight.

 

 

Why Don’t Celebs Ever Have Dark Under Eye Circles?

So I was reading this article on Glamour today, and it raised a fantastic question:  why don’t celebrities ever have dark circles under their eyes?

Valid question!  So today I’m going to help convey what they wrote in their article and put my own thoughts on pad and paper – errr – on website. 🙂

So Hillary Duff uses a concealer.  This means she actually has dark circles, yet basically paints over them. Check.

I went over the US News to see what they had on this topic, and I found this amazing video.  Over four million views at the time I wrote this, so I figured it was worth posting.

Definitely give that a watch if this topic is of interest to you.  I’ve watched it a few times and no wonder it gets so many views!

Always looking for fresh takes, I went over to Cosmo and read this article.  If you don’t care to read it, here are my main takeaways.

  1.  Apply SPF under your eyes on a daily basis.  (Pretty much everyone knows this, but nobody actually follows through with it.)
  2. Use an eye cream.  (Duh.  Already using this skin product.)
  3.  Apply a concealer over a corrector.  Sounds like a ton of work.
  4. Use a pink cream blush.  No thanks, I’m already wearing enough makeup!

Those were my main takeaways from the article.  Personally I like to use the best eye serum for dark circles.  If you click that link you’ll see which one I’m talking about.  There is also a great entry about how to get rid of dark under eye circles for real.  Worth a read.

If there is any topic of discussion out there, we all know that Oprah will have an opinion, and probably a series of shows, dedicated to the material.  So I wasn’t shocked when I ran into her site looking for the best tips on getting rid of darkness under the eyes.  Here’s here article, and below are my notes.

  1.  Use an illuminating concealer pen.  ($8.)  Do this beneath any eye bags, and not directly on top of them.  This is KEY.
  2.   For pigmentation, use sunblock.  Okay, we already learned that and it’s a pretty basic fact, but that’s really what we get with Oprah and other talk shows like the Today Show.  It’s always the same information and never anything earth shattering, in my humble opinion.
  3. Use a night cream.  Something with retinoid.  I do this, so I can say that it does work.  Very good tactic, and the night cream doesn’t get enough respect in life overall.

I use a night cream because my skin is uninterrupted at night.  No sun, no environmental issues running interference, nothing of that nature.  My skin gets to rest, recover, and rejuvenate.  That’s why a heavy night cream is always best use at – NIGHT.  You won’t sweat it off.

Sorry to go off on a tangent there, but skin care is a very passionate topic for me and I know a lot about it.  In another life I think I’ll be performing plastic surgery.  Heck, it beats being a professional model!

The Stylish New Design of Elite Serum Rx

Fashion models and us ugly people alike both know the importance of skin care.  Proper skin care goes a long way to letting people know you live a clean, healthy lifestyle.  But, in the case of fashion models, there is no substitute for healthy skin. It’s the norm.  For this reason, I’m digging into my skin care routine and talking about something that changed up recently in one of my favorite eye serums.  

Anti aging products seem to be popping up everywhere these days with promises of making us look younger by the day. It seems everyone promises they can turn back our clock with some magic formula that we are to apply to our face on a daily basis.

Well, one product I’ve used for the last year – one that I swear by – got a much needed makeover.  It’s called the Elite Serum Rx, and it’s made by a laboratory in South Florida.  The same people who make it also operate other skin care brands, but this if by far their best product.

Elite Serum Rx and It’s Makeover

The product itself is rather funky.  It’s sold in a very unique, eye-catching airless syringe style pump.  It doesn’t hurt!  Don’t worry, it’s not like botox or a liquid facelift where there is some sort of dermal filler!  It’s actually a very fresh, smooth serum that glides onto the skin and covers up any signs of aging we get as we age.  The normal ones I get are dark circles and puffiness, but it works on eye wrinkles as well. I’m not old enough for those to get onto  my face, but one day, I certainly will be!

So, the big makeover I was talking about is the packaging.  You see, the product, until a few days ago, showed up at my door with just a bubbled wrapped style mailer and a product on the inside.  It’s one of the most expensive eye serums you can buy, but it didn’t even include a box!  I’m sure many people were turned off by it, but since it worked, I stuck with the product.

Now, it’s a product I feel proud about gifting to other people.  It has a new luxury appeal to go along with it’s luxury price point.  It’s one of the coolest pieces of cosmetic packaging I’ve seen in ages.  It’s really sharp, hip, and smart.  It reminds me of an Iphone box, to be honest.  Here’s a product photo do you can see what I’m talking about.

 

Elite Serum Rx Box

Elite Serum Rx and it’s new box!

Since I’m not the best at talking about products, I figured this YouTube video would really be the best thing to show you how the new product looks. It talks about how it’s in Vanessa’s skin care routine and really shows it off.