The holy grail of spot treatments!

Hello everyone! Hope you guys had a great Easter weekend! Today I wanna talk to you guys about a perfect spot treatment. Mario Badescu has this little bottle that has what looks like pink powder on the bottom and some clear liquid above it. This little bottle cost $17 dollars which is super affordable and long lasting seeing as how you wouldn’t use it daily or a lot of it when you do use it.
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So what is a drying lotion? Cause to be honest when I first saw this I was like… lotion is suppose to moisturize? But this is drying? What??? I never did anymore research on it but I just knew I wanted to try it whatever it was lol. I love Mario Badescu and all their products that I’ve tried so far so I was even more tempted to try it.
Drying lotion is a fast acting spot acne treatment. Spot treatment means you apply the product to that one pimple or a couple little pimples, not your whole face.
This product contains salicylic acid and calamine. To read more on salicylic acid, click on this: Benzoyl Peroxide VS. Salicylic Acid. Here is there entire ingredient list:
Calamine is meant to calm the skin. Sulfur is also great for acne. It smells like complete shit, but it works so well I just deal with the smell. This drying lotion certainly has a slight sulfur smell but it’s not overpowering. It’s almost like a minty sulfur smell? Anyways, resorcinol helps disinfect the skin and helps fight infection. This product has great ingredients and it truly works.

I went to Ulta and they have this little “travel kit” including their rose facial spray (which is life) and this drying lotion for $22 bucks. The facial spray is a smaller size but the drying lotion is the actual size. So not too bad of a deal, decided to get it. All you have to do is stick a q-tip into the very bottom (DO NOT SHAKE) in the pink stuff and dab that little bit onto your acne. Don’t double dip your q-tip. Just use the other end if you need more. But honestly, you get so much off one little dab, you should be fine. You’re supposed to sleep in it over night but sometimes I just use it during the day before I have to go out or do anything involving seeing other people.

 This seriously works so quickly. My pimples have literally gone down in size and redness within just hours. I’m currently dealing with a nodule on my cheek, acne nodules are large and hard painful bumps under the skin. You know those deep down pimples that hurt without touching them and they’re so big? Well I got one last Sunday and it came out of nowhere. I used this drying lotion almost every night from Sunday-Wednesday and it went down in size significantly each night. Now it’s been an official week and it’s still there (annoying) but almost gone. I wish I would of taken a picture of it before when it first popped up :/. It’s now the size of a normal pimple and doesn’t hurt. Then on the following Sunday I got another one, not as big or painful but still big and painful. I used the drying lotion once that Sunday night and it went down immediately. It’s so small now and just my normal foundation covers it up. I do have pictures of this one for you guys to see the difference (I think I’m getting all these small breakouts because I just switched birth control for the 1000th time and I think my body is just trying to get used to all the hormones)
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This is the perfect spot treatment. Idk anything else that will shrink my pimples within hours. I highly recommend this product to everyone! It says it’s meant for all skin types which is great too. It’s very gentle, I don’t feel like anything is on my face when I’m wearing it. I often forget it’s on. I remember I had a random massive pimple on my forehead, I threw some of this stuff on and threw a hat on, went out and ran some errands, within 2 hours it was almost gone. I feel like something like this can’t exist but I promise you it does and it’s real. Idk what kind of magic is in this but it’s perfect and I’m obsessed. The first picture below is from this past sunday, then same day but after an hour with the drying lotion on, then monday, and the final picture was last night on wednesday. You can see the huge difference from the first and final picture.

Everybody go try this little magical thing! And as always, thank you for reading!
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The Makeup Eraser

Hi guys! I hope your week is going good so far! Today I wanted to talk about The Makeup Eraser. The first time I saw it, I was at the Beauty Show in Chicago a few years ago while I was in Esthetic school. I was super intrigued but being in school for skin, I wondered how this could be sanitary? This pink cloth claims to remove ALL your makeup with just warm water — no chemicals or anything. It says you can reuse it hundreds of times before needing to replace it. So for about 3 years I’ve seen it at Sephora every single time I go in, wondered if I should get it, grab it, look at it, then put it back. I always put it back because HOW?? How can just a piece of cloth take off all my makeup?

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I typically use wipes or micellar water then wash my face with cleanser. Sometimes twice if I feel like my makeup isn’t completely off. But I am extremelyyyy lazy so if this will skip a step or two, then it’s worth a try.

The founder, Lexi McCarthy found me on Instagram and added me. I read her bio and saw “Founder of Makeup Eraser” I was shocked! What’s the founder of something like this doing following me?! Long story short, I reached out to her about her product and she was so incredibly nice and answered all my questions. She told me that it is anti-bacterial and that she uses it for about a week before having to wash it. She also told me that she uses it in portions. So she’ll wet a corner or so and use that part to take off her makeup as oppose to wetting the whole thing and using the whole thing at once. I thought that was a neat tip because that would certainly help with the you get more uses out of it before having to wash it.

Lexi also mentioned how it’s so much better for your skin than a normal wash rag. Which is what I use to wash my face. I use it every day and night and typically replace it after 2-3 days. The Makeup Eraser is woven with fibers so, that and the material it is made of is what helps remove makeup. It is made of 100% polyester.

During our conversation, she was so kind as to offer to send me one for me to try out! I was sooo excited to receive this and try it. I opened the box up and inside was a personalized note, The Makeup Eraser, and their own silicone sponge! I had no idea I was getting the sponge as well so I was even more excited because if you guys follow me, I just wrote about my love for the silicone sponge. I also love personalized notes, so already, I’m in love with the packaging and how sweet Lexi is. There are so many great products out there that unfortunately do not have great people representing their products. Lexi is the complete opposite and I’m so glad!

So now, the review! Like I said, the packaging was simple and cute. It’s pink. I love anything pink. It does come in different colors though. I might just go pick one up in black as well. So I finally had makeup on and so eager to try this. I started by wetting it with warm water then just rubbed it in circular motions all over my face, like I would a makeup remover wipe. Sure enough, it took off my makeup!! I was so shocked at how well this worked. Its sooo soft and felt so nice on my face. So nice that now when I do use my normal wash rags it feels so harsh compared to the Makeup Eraser.

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So after I finished my whole face I did a little test and put some micellar on a cotton pad and rubbed that all over my face. I did that to see if my makeup was really off or if it just seemed off. I know that one makeup wipe doesn’t take off your makeup completely. Guess what?!? My makeup was gone! There was some brown on my cotton pad but I’m 99% sure that’s just dirt on my face because it wasn’t the same brown my foundation is. If any of you use those exfoliating wipes you know what I’m talking about.

So all and all I love this! I’ve used it 4 times this week but I always washed my face after. I’ll probably toss it into the wash after one more use. I have it hanging on my towel rack next to my shower and I think it’s perfect for the shower. So many times I’m in the shower and wishing I would’ve grabbed my wash rag so I can at least remove most my makeup with some water in the shower. Although it did take off all my makeup, I will always still cleanse after because as you can see from my photo, it took off my makeup but didn’t completely clean my skin. Sometimes I wear so much makeup and I really need a deep pore cleanse which my cleanser gives me.

Do I think it’s worth it? Yes! I think you’ll all love this little face towel. It’s so soft and just feels so amazing on your skin. Thank you so much again Lexi for being so generous and sending this to me! Thank you all for reading!!
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Farsali Rose Gold Elixir

Hi all! So I’m sure you’ve all seen the Rose Gold Elixir all over Instagram? I first saw it on @iluvsarahii page and then slowly but surely I started seeing other makeup artists that I follow using it. Shout out to Karen though cause I would of never of tried this product without watching all her mini videos on Instagram and she’s honestly so perfect. I thought “okay, this must be good if everyone is using it?” It’s not like people were just using it for one purpose, people were using it for their lips, mixing it with their foundation, or just using it alone. After doing some research and contemplating for a few months if I should get it or not, I finally caved and got it.

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Let me just say HOLY SHIT GO AND BUY IT RIGHT NOW! Sorry for the swear words, but it’s just who I am. And this product is worthy of it. So when I decided I wanted to buy it and try it they were sold out. So I put my email down on a list for them to email when it came back into stock. I got an email a few weeks later and it said they had the product but not the box it comes in. So they were offering 10% off to anyone who bought it without the box. UHM HELLO. I don’t need a box? I’ll just throw it out anyways so I went ahead and ordered it without the box. I remember I was at work on a quick phone break and I got the email, ran to the break room and grabbed my credit card to pay right away.

I received it and was so excited to try it. Before I continue with what I use it for let me start by saying I have combo skin. I’m more oily then dry and not particularly dry. My skin is also tough and can handle a lot. So I’ve tried this little bottle of perfection mixed with my foundation, alone, mixed with my moisturizer, and on my lips. So because I’m not dry mixing it with my foundation left me feeling greasy. Using it alone works really well for me once in awhile and I don’t wake up with the oil sitting on top of my face. Sometimes I wake up and the oil doesn’t absorb into my skin like a normal moisturizer would. It also works well alone when I’m out of my moisturizer and don’t want to spend the money just yet on replacing or making the trip to go get it lol. I used it on my lips and it just kind of sat on top of my lips. It doesn’t really absorb the way my other chapsticks do. I feel the same about coconut oil on my lips. I also used it to rehydrate my dip brow. It worked really well but I accidentally put too many drops in so my dip brow became too wet :/
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So I tried to mix it with my moisturizer and omg that was it. It works soon well with my moisturizer. I put a pea size of my moisturizer in my hand (clean and dry of course) and then ONE drop of the Rose Gold Elixir right in the middle of the moisturizer. Then I rub it in-between my hands and massage it into my face and neck. Don’t forget your neck guys! It gives me just a little more hydration which is all my skin needs. It also gives me a nice dewy look that I love. Because I use just one drop each time so two drops a day, this little bottle lasts me forever! I just bought my second bottle and I’m not even completely out of my first bottle yet. I just like to stock up on products when I know I’m running low. Literally two drops is all I need. I think someone with dry skin could really benefit from adding this into their skin care routine. I think everyone actually would benefit from this lol.

The smell is light and refreshing. Which is another plus for me, I hate strong smelling products because I get such a headache from it. The packaging is also super simple and adorable; I’m a sucker for anything white and gold. There are little gold flakes which just gives such a glam feel to it.  Another plus is that Sephora just started selling this on their website as well. So now you can order from two different sites. I truly love this product.
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If you’re wondering what’s in this and what makes it so good, I’ll tell you!
-Rosehip Seed Oil: corrects UV damage from the sun and treats fine lines and wrinkles
-Pumpkin Seed Oil: retains moisture and fights free radicals
-24k Gold: dark spots on the skin can be reduced and can help improve skin circulation
-Vitamin E: supports new skin cell growth and speeds up cell regeneration
-Lemongrass Oil: an antiseptic and astringent  that can serve as a natural toner

-Orange Peel Oil: has vitamin C which helps add a glow to your skin

I’m always so nervous to try new products because I never know how my skin is going to react and there’s so many different companies that offer something that claims to do this and that but doesn’t actually work. Always do your research! After doing my research, it was clear this wouldn’t be a regret. I’m so glad I decided to try this. I hope you guys do to!
Thanks for reading!!
xoxo, Ticha!