Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Skin1: DDF Products

I am trying a new skin product this week and it's one that I have been really wanting to try. Doctors Dermatologic Formula (DDF) is a cosmetic line of skin care, the first therapeutic skin care line to blend a traditional dermato­logical-based approach to skin care with holistic disciplines marine, herbology and botanicals. The resulting formulas offer skin care with unparalleled proven benefits, offering the most comprehensive range of preventative and restorative skin care solutions available without a prescription. From the line I ordered the sulfur mask. This mask is a clarifying treatment armed with the antiseptic properties of eucalyptus, the anti-inflammatory properties of aloe, and the absorbent power of purified clays. It is used to banish excess oil, minimize pores, and help prevent and heal blemishes with this weekly-use mask. It is an excellent solution for breakouts on the chest, back, and face, and multitasks as an overnight spot treatment. The potent blend of sulfur, eucalyptus oil, aloe vera gel, and bentonite and kaolin clays works to unclog pores, promote clarity, and regulate oiliness. I used it this morning and has a clean smell and did seem to soak up the oil.

I also purchased the Glycolic 10% Toning Complex and Wash. The toning complex promotes clarity and dermal vitality while minimizing the appearance of fine lines. This texture-refining blend visibly decreases pore size while improving overall skin condition. Glycolic Acid (an alpha hydroxy acid) helps to increase cellular turnover while Sodium PCA offers a natural moisturizing factor found in healthy skin. I also used this toner this morning and it really gave my face a feeling of freshness and didn’t seem to over dry it.
The Glycolic Wash is a combination of ultra pure glycolic acid and gentle foaming action for both the face and body. It exfoliates to remove dead skin cells that clog pores, impede moisturization, and make skin look dull and lifeless. DDF Glycolic Exfoliating Wash also reduces fine lines and wrinkles while softening the skin.
These products are not inexpensive they run about $30+ each. Skin1 and Sephora sells them online. I would say give them a try. After a few weeks of use I will inform you of my results.

*In-depth info about products from Sephora.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Eyes Lips Face...

I was turned on to this website a few years ago by one of my friends out of D.C. She told me about a website that sold makeup for a $1. I said that's not true. Three years later...I consistently use as my site of choice when I want to get mascara or lip gloss for a reasonable price. Mascara can be expensive. It can be 8, 9, or $10+. This website has good deals on accessories for your makeup regimen or on makeup that you are constantly running out of like mascara, lip gloss, blush, or eye shadow.

elf Cosmetics

Right now they have 50% off all brushes (code: rtb) and free shipping on all orders over $25 (code: ship25) which ends January 17, 2011.

Check it out--you'll get hooked like me!

Got Acne? Breakouts?

I don't have really bad acne but I do have persistent breakouts in my T-zone and every month before my cycle. I ordered this device called Tanda that is a hand-held device that helps treat acne by using safely using light therapy

It practically and safely kills the bacteria that cause acne. I used on a blemish that I felt was starting to form. You know one of those knots that end of staying on your face for like 2 weeks. I used it late one evening and by the next day the redness and size of the bump had gone down significantly. You usually have to wait for that type of blemish to come to a head but after I used the Tanda device it just went away, which kept me from trying to pop it or touch my face altogether. This device is kind of expensive and I actually have been waiting for this device to go on sale or find it at a price I was willing to pay. I found mine around Christmas (2010) on ebay for $150, brand new. They usually run $250-$350 depending on where you get them. Sephora, a very reputable company that I use frequently, sells them on their website. You can also read more about it on their website.

I would do a search for the best price.
Give it a try to put your best face forward!

Monday, January 10, 2011


I had the best fish tacos  ever on New Year's Eve. We went to Twisted Taco in Atlanta and they had the best blackened tilapia tacos with cole slaw. I mean it was melt in your mouth delicious. It's a nice sports bar to sit and chill with friends especially during the NFL or NBA season. It's something about the blackened seasoning coming in contact with the coleslaw--just spectacular!!

You should try it if you are in the Atlanta area or if there is a Twisted Taco near you!

Fruity Drink low Calories

I am trying to lose the most weight that I can in four months and I sometimes sometimes get tired of just drinking water. I'm not a soda drinker so I need to find something that has very low calories.  I drink Fuze Slenderize that come in different flavors and it is only 10 calories per serving or 20 calories for the whole bottle.

Try these if you are trying to keep it simple during weightloss or just need to have a refreshing drink without all the calories and a good amount of antioxidants.

Organization with personality

So while I am trying to do things to enhance my quality of life one of those things is to get organized.   I got these really nice storage boxes from Ikea-one of my Favorite stores!

KASSETT Box with lid for paper black, white Width: 11 " Depth: 13 ¾ " Height: 7 " Package quantity: 2 pack  Width: 28 cm Depth: 35 cm Height: 18 cm Package quantity: 2 pack

These boxes are really nice and sturdy cardboard boxes that are can be used to store anything.
They have many different kinds of styles and colors. Using things like this to organize your life will lessen the daily stress because everything will have its own place!

Thursday, January 6, 2011


I am in the midst of Dean Koontz's Breathless. It started off in mystery and I had to see what it was. So now I am in the midst of the book and Dean Koontz has many characters that, I am assuming, will end up crossing paths or being apart of this mysterious phenomenon. I hope to finish it soon and let you guys now if it was worth the wait.

~Enhancing My Life Through Reading