As a child, I was blessed with amazing skin. I never got acne, and I very rarely had pimples. I feel as though I have had worse skin as an adult than I ever did as a teenager. How does that work? Now, I’m not saying that I have bad skin, I am still very thankful for my complexion, but I am pretty sure I have more zits nowadays than I ever did back in middle school. Maybe it’s the bootcamp? Maybe it’s the fact that I sometimes (very rarely) don’t wash my face before bed (I know, I know, smack me please!) Whatever it is, when I saw the opportunity to review a new skin cleanser, I jumped at the chance. I decided that the best way to review this one would be to journal my use of it for a week to see how it works in the long run. Here you have it:
Day 1: I have two pimples, both on my chin. (Grr!) I washed my face tonight with Mia Mariu’s before bed. I felt as though my skin was a little dry afterwards, but I didn’t put any moisturizer on after because I want to see if it dries me out.
Day 2: When I woke up this morning, one of the pimples was practically gone, and the other was looking much better. My skin wasn’t dried out, nor was it oily. I will put my regular moisturizer on with it tonight. Washed face before bed. Note to self: a little bit goes a long way, no need to pour out more than a dime sized dollop.
Day 3: No pimples in sight even with my moisturizer added. Love this stuff.
Day 4: Skin is still looking good and it feels great. I was reading about the product and I love how many natural ingredients are in it.
Days 5-7: I was my face every night and no new pimples arose. Not much point in going in to detail about each day since they were all the same.
Now, I know everyone has different skin types and that this product won’t work for everyone, but I would definitely say that it is worth a try. There are so many natural ingredients in it, and the company really seems to care about the quality of it’s ingredients. Lucky for you, Mia Mariu is giving away a free full-sized bottle of the refreshing gel cleanser for one of you wonderful readers! You can read a little bit more about the ingredients in this product down under the rafflecopter widget.
Mia Mariu’s Refreshing Foaming Cleanser- New and Improved anti-inflammatory formula with 8 natural botanicals! Aloe, marigold, sea kelp, sea lettuce, plus nourishing essential oils: orange peel, lemon, lime and grapefruit are at the heart of this soft pampering cleanser. This improved formula has increased levels of Aloe along with the addition of anti-inflammatory Sea Lettuce and essential oils making it an extra gentle cleanser. Suitable for all skin types, non-irritating, paraben-free, sulfate-free, fragrance-free.
**I received the face cleanser mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.**
I can’t say it…I just can’t say happy Monday. It’ll just make me miss the weekend too much. I got so much done around the new house, and of course I finished planning out my entire living room in my head:) Thankfully next weekend is labor day and we get 3 days off! Woot woot! Some grilling and pool time in the backyard is definitely the plan…maybe a little painting as well, we shall see! Speaking of the living room, my outfit matches the living room today:) Turquoise and yellow just look so fabulous together I couldn’t resist!
Shop Other Yellow Tops:
I wore this outfit to go shopping on Saturday. It was a pretty hot weekend here, but thankfully the fabric on this top is pretty light weight and breathable, so it wasn’t too hot walking around an outdoor mall. I got compliments in every store I went in to about this necklace, which is one of the reasons why I love it so much. It gives a little somethin’, somethin’ to even the most basic of outfits! I love that one simple piece can make or break an entire outfit.
A bunch of my bloggy friends and I will be giving away something really awesome this weekend to celebrate Labor Day weekend. Don’t forget to come back on Friday and check it out!
Linking up with: DC In Style
Ok, so I really need to stop browsing online stores. Really. It’s a problem. I was looking around this week, as usual, and when I got to Charming Charlie’s website I fell in love with the entire outfit on the model. (see below) <sigh> I don’t need to shop more. (Just keep saying it, then maybe you’ll believe it, right?) I just had to share with all of you, maybe one of you can buy it all and I can borrow it, eh? Lol! I linked to all of the products below, except for the hat. I can’t believe they don’t have this hat on the site, big mistake…so I linked to another kind of like it. Oh, Charming Charlie, you have done it again…
I love finding the perfect background for photos. I saw a picture of the Pink Poodle Lounge online somewhere a while back and I knew I had to find it and take outfit photos in front of it. To start, pink is my favorite color, and really, that poodle is just amazing! There are so many fun, eclectic places around Austin, I feel like I’m just starting (3 years in) to find some of the coolest ones:) This lounge is unfortunately closed, but I am so glad they hadn’t sold the place and painted over the mural before I got a chance to pose in front of it:)
Get The Look:
This hair style has become one of my favorites lately. My bangs are growing out, and they are at kind of an awkward stage right now. That little braid helps to hide all of the awkwardness that is behind it:) Haha! It’s really easy, maybe I’ll have to do my very first vlog ever and give a little tutorial? We shall see:)
On to the outfit. These pants are the best. I got them at Old Navy last year and they are so freakin’ comfy! When I first bought them I was all self conscious that they would make my thighs look thunderous, but when I wore them around for a bit those fears were masked my the comfort of los pantalones. Now, they don’t have this same print anymore, but they have others and you can get 20% off your order online with the code up there under the pictures! Well, I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! See you next week!