My Current Skincare Rotation: August/September 2014

Scandalous Beauty Skincare

Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve noticed a significant change in my skin. I’ve had fine bumps all over my face for as long as I can remember. Granted, I come from a family who has moles, and I accept that. But I started to take more care of my skin, and I’ve noticed my skin is smoother and clearer than ever before. I rotate A LOT of skincare, mostly because I’m an inpulse shopper, but some items were sent as samples. Here’s my current run down:

Biore Deep Cleansing Gel

I can’t say enough about this cleanser. It is one of the products that really makes my skin feel clean. They even give it an “astringent” effect. When you apply it to your skin it actually gets that cooling/tingling feeling that lets you know it’s working. I try to rotate my cleansers so my skin doesn’t get used to them, but I can’t get enough of this!

Lush Tea Tree Spray

I bought this because my friend Keisha almost sliced me for not using a toner. It restores balance and all kinds of other stuff. I use it (when I remember) after my cleanser. Tea Tree Water

Kate Somerville Exfolikate

When I went to Philly a few weeks ago, I sat down and got a Kate Somerville consultation from a rep. I have liked Kate Somerville for a couple years now, and trying the products properly made such a difference.  I already had a tube of this that I’d bought in a sample kit, and it must have been old, because the new bottle was so effective. You actually apply a healthy helping of this to your wet skin, and massage in like a cleanser, not like a scrub. You feel an intense tingle. Try: Kate Somerville Exfolikate

Kate Somerville Age Arrest Anti-Wrinkle Cream

This was a teeny tiny sample I received from the rep, and man, this stuff is freakin’ GOOD. She blew my mind when she said I didn’t have oily skin. I mean really, I’m shiny all the time. But she’s right, I’m a combination girl with mostly dry skin! So this moisturizer is thick enough that it moisturizes the heck out of my face like a cream, but it’s very light and airy and doesn’t feel greasy. Try: Age Defense

Kate Somerville Clinic-To-Go Resurfacing Peel Pads

I bought these before my wedding, but I was too nervous to use them in fear that I’d break out. These give me that chemical cleanse feel that let’s me know I’m really getting under the skin and cleaning up!

Amore Pacific Enyzyme Treatment Peel

Do I need to go on another tangent about how much I love this stuff? I’ll be buying it forever. Here’s my review and tutorial.

Glamglow Supermud Clearing Treatment

I bought this on sale (I’m assuming it was part of a Holiday set?) for $40. It’s really had for me to justify certain purchases, and this is a hard one to deal with. $70 for a masque is really, really hard.

Note: This post includes affiliate links. The Biore cleanser was sent to me for editorial consideration.

Join Me, Clumps of Mascara and Prestige Cosmetics for a Twitter Party!

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I’m so excited for Tuesday night!! We hope to chat with you soon about Prestige Cosmetics’ new goodies. They’re all VERY affordable, and you might even win some goodies!! RSVP Here: http://twtvite.com/BackToBlack

Note: This event is sponsored by Prestige Cosmetics.

Achieve your unique style with Motions

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No matter what type of hair type or texture you may have, Motions products will keep your hair looking as strong and beautiful as you are, enabling you to achieve a unique style that is all your own!

Check out these how-to videos, where our expert Ursula shows you her top 5 favorite looks to help you discover your own authentic style. Then head in to Rite Aid, where you can get a $5 +UP Reward when you buy $10 of Motions Products in September.

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Express your style your way!

This look took me back to my relaxed hair days! Oh man, I would have killed for hair this luscious! I watched this video and instantly smelled that old faithful salon scent–marcel irons sizzling on hair and relaxer in little bowls.

This style made me a little jealous. If I had seen this tutorial back when I was relaxed (and wearing extensions–I had zero hangtime) or a straight natural, I would have been doing it all the time! Ursula made this look SUPER simple!

Note: This post sponsored post by Lunchbox, all opinions are 100% my own.

Ulta 21 Days of Beauty, Week 1

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Ulta’s 21 Days of Beauty are back in full effect! Every day for 21 days, there’s a beauty special up for grabs. I’ve got a brief breakdown below, but be sure to click the 21 days of beauty homepage for all of the specifics!

Wednesday, September 10th

Too Faced Bullet Proof Brows, 50% off  (link)

Thursday, September 11th

Stila, Select Palettes, $20 (link)
Murad, Select Cleansers $20 (link)

Friday, September 12th

Smashbox 24 Hour Photo Finish Shadow Primer, $10 (link)
Perfekt Lash Perfection Gel, $14 (link)

Saturday, September 13th

Butter London Nail Lacquers, 2 for $15 (link)
Philosophy Purity Made Simple One-Step Facial Cleansing Cloths 30 Ct, $10 (link)

Note: This post is sponsored by Ulta. This post includes affiliate links. All opinions are 100 honest!

The 2014 (4 Minute) Scandalous Beauty Survey

Happy Tuesday everyone! I’d like to ask for your help on crafting the content on Scandalous Beauty a bit more. So much has changed since the last survey I conducted back in 2011! Please take a few minutes and fill out this anonymous form. Be as descriptive as possible please! Thank you for your continued support!

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