Review | Epoch Glacial Marine Mud Mask

Last night I decided to try out a new facial mask. I try to use some sort of face mask once per week alongside a bubble bath it’s the perfect cure for stress. I have used everything from sheet masks, clay masks, coconut oils, peel-offs, etc. One thing I hadn’t tried was a mud mask. I thought you could only get those done when you go for a facial at a spa or something. Well last night in the comfort of my own bathroom, I tried Epoch’s Glacial Marine Mud Mask. This mud mask is literally a gift from god.

Ethnobotanical

It’s 100% plant based. WHERE MY VEGANS AT!? I love plant based products because you know that whatever you’re applying to your skin is pure and comes from the earth. This mud mask is very earthy and great for your skin. It  exfoliates dead skin cells, removes skin contaminants, and rejuvenates damaged skin. It has more than 50 beneficial minerals and trace elements, including zinc and sea botanicals.

Benefits

  • Minute colloidal particles of Glacial Marine Mud act as an emulsifying agent by forming a barrier around oily particles, thus allowing them to be removed.
  • Deposits more than 50 skin beneficial minerals and trace elements to nurture the skin.
  • Softens and purifies the skin. By attracting water, the mud helps to hydrate the skin.
  • Helps draw out impurities and toxins. The basic molecular structure of Glacial Marine Mud is negatively charged. Positive ions including cations that naturally occur in the mud and positively charged impurities bind to the mud’s negative charge and can then be rinsed away leaving skin cleansed and detoxified.  SCIENCE RULES (In my Bill Nye voice)
  • Safety–allergy–dermatologist tested.

Ingredients

The ingredients are some of the most purest elements on this earth. Here they are:

  • Sea Silt, Water (Aqua)
  • Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan)
  • Dehydroacetic Acid
  • Potassium Sorbate
  • Benzoic Acid
  • Citric Acid
  • Phenoxyethanol

How does it work?

The process is quite simple. The formula brings the blood cells in your face to the surface of your skin, opening your pores, and releasing build-up and toxins leaving your face feeling light and refreshed. This is my new go-to face mask! I would love to have you try it out! Here is a link Incase you’re interested: Epoch Glacial Marine Mud Mask

How I Afford to Live a High-End Lifestyle in College

How do I do it?

I’m always being asked… “Melissa! How can you afford to have an iPad, Apple Watch, Macbook, and all of this expensive makeup!?” Yep that’s right. 23 Years old and BALLINNN! Ok, not really. But seriously, I kind of am. Every nice thing I own I’ve purchased myself. I’m also a full time student. So… How do I do it?

I RUN A GLOBAL BUSINESS FROM MY CELL PHONE… AND YOU CAN DO IT TOO!

I know what you’re thinking. “Melissa! You’re crazy! That’s just another one of those pyramid schemes!” or “Yeah right, so I can be one of those annoying people who messages strangers on Facebook!?” Well I’m hear to tell you that 1- What I do is not a pyramid scheme. Pyramid schemes are illegal. In order to consider it a pyramid scheme I would directly benefit from bringing someone on under me. I don’t get paid to have a girl join my team, nor do you get charged for joining. The company I work for will NEVER ask you to “cold message” someone. That’s not our style. If you’re into that kinda thing you might want to consider ITWORKS! Sorry! I had to! Moving on…

My Life Is On My Own Schedule

So…What exactly does this mean for me? It means I choose when I want to work, how often I want to work, and how much money I make. The choice is entirely up to me. I can choose to work in my pajamas from the comfort of my bed, or I can venture out to a trendy coffee shop and work from there! That’s what I love about my job. I love being able to rely on myself. I am my own boss. Making this the PERFECT opportunity for college students or anyone who would rather work from home!

We’re Legit

What does it mean to be a legitimate network marketing company?

1-We are publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange.

(This means that anything we claim about our products legally has to be backed by Science! We ain’t lyin!)

2-We have an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau.

(These are the people who collect data on every company in the world based on customer/employee response.)

3-We were voted in the TOP 10 direct-sales companies in the WORLD!

(Don’t believe me? See for yourself: 2018 Global Direct Sales Top 100 )

Free to Join | No kits | Risk Free

A company that has faith in their products will NEVER charge you money to sign up. That’s just a way for them to take advantage of people. Luckily the company i’m partnered with for will never charge you a single dime to sign up or force you to purchase some ridiculous start-up kit. This opportunity is completely risk-free.

Deciding to take on this job was easily one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. It’s given me the extra income I need to live my life like the independent woman that I am. I’ve met so many new friends! It’s fun! It’s free! It’s something that ANYONE can do. I chose to create this post because I know that people are curious about what I do, and I wanted to share it here so that all of my friends can see a little more about why I love and value the company I work for.


Questions? Concerns? Interested!?

If you have any questions or you’re interested in joining, please click the link below, drop your email and i’ll be in touch!

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My Favorites | Beauty Edition

Today I bring you…………. MY FAVORITES! These 3 products are what I’ve been absolutely loving lately. I present to you, a hair care product, skin care, and oral hygiene product. A nice variety so that whoever is reading this is sure to find something new they might want to try! Let’s get to it!

Bioterra Dry Shampoo

I am a dry shampoo fanatic. You won’t catch me without a bottle of dry shampoo. I try to only wash my hair once every 3 days, with that being said, dry shampoo is my best friend. Otherwise I’d be a human greaseball. This is one of the best that I’ve found. I’ve tried one of the well known brands Batiste, however I hate the residue that is left behind when using that particular dry shampoo. I don’t get near as much of a build-up using this Bioterra one. This dry shampoo is quite unique too, it literally smells like mint! Kind of interesting for something going into your hair. But mint is a clean scent so why wouldn’t you want to smell like it? Definitely will be re-purchasing.

Garnier Skin Active Micellar Cleansing Water

It is literally a gift from the gods above. I. Am. Not. Kidding. This stuff was such a huge breakthrough for me when it comes to gently removing my makeup. I always use makeup wipes, Neutrogena to be specific. They definitely take my makeup off, but they’re not very gentle on the skin and it takes quite a bit of rubbing to get the eyeliner and mascara off around the eyes. The skin around your eyes is the most sensitive and most prone to wrinkling. That’s why when I discovered a water that can be gently applied with a cotton round; that literally vanishes makeup leaving your skin feeling refreshed, I was MIND BLOWN. I have no idea the magic behind this stuff, but It’s like witchcraft.

AP24 Whitening Toothpaste

This product is one of those things I never actually believed in until I tried it. It’s an all natural whitening fluoride toothpaste that is free of both bleach and peroxide! It’s safe on sensitive teeth and holds 9 patents! I saw it thriving on the internet and eventually I tried it myself. The results are unreal you guys! If you love coffee, you need this in your life. It gently removes stains and it’s safe for the whole house! Adults, pregnant women, and children can all use this whitening toothpaste. Not to mention the fact that with all that it does it’s actually AFFORDABLE! It cost like a fourth of what  whitening strips will cost you. I actually fell in love with it so much I got on board with the company who makes it, now I’m selling it! If you haven’t tried it, you should! Here’s a link: AP24 Whitening Toothpaste Link (By  using the link, I am benefiting from your purchase, thank you for your support!)

 

 

Hair Growth Hacks (No Medications)

Hello ! Long time no talk! It’s been a while guys! I’ve been consumed in a lot of other things in my life right now and i’ve neglected my blog! I have been planning a lot of posts for over the summer, so expect some consistency again! Anyways, HAIR GROWTH! I am on a mission over the summer to grow out my hair as much as possible. I’ve done a lot of research, and today I’m going to be sharing with you what I’ve discovered, and what I will be making a conscious effort to do in my own life, attempting to grow out my hair. Starting with: NO MORE BLEACHING:( This is kind of sad, considering I really really wanted to lighten my hair again for the summer, but I want healthy hair, not fried hair. Let’s get to the post:

 

NATURAL HAIR GROWTH HACKS

Hair Trims

Contrary to the popular belief, hair trims will actually help with growing your hair! Obviously cutting your hair isn’t making it any longer, however it’s ensuring that split ends don’t continue to split up your hair follicle causing breakage, which means shorter hair. Routine trims will do a lot for you. Just be sure to go to someone you can trust that’s not scissor happy. I’ve had my fair share of stylists that take WAY too much off and they scar you for life!

Protein hair masks

Just like your body, your hair needs protein to grow. Especially, if you’re like me and have bleached ends, protein is your best friend! It’s vital that you start using a protein hair mask AT LEAST once a week. I try to do it twice a week. You would be surprised what it will do for you. I have the best protein hair mask that I recommend. I SWEAR by this stuff, and no this is not sponsored and i’m not being paid in any way to say this. I genuinely love this product. It makes your hair really soft and shiny, plus it smells like you’re at the salon.

Click here to purchase:  Protein Mask

Coconut Oil

Like all problems in your life, the answer is coconut oil. No, but seriously. Coconut oil is an amazing thing to add to your hair-care routine. I usually take some coconut oil and warm it up, apply it all over my hair and let it sit for 30 minutes-1 hour. The longer you can leave it in the better! I use to sleep in it, but now that I sleep next to my boyfriend, he’s not a fan of a greasy headed girl in bed with him, haha! I suggest applying shampoo to your hair before you ever get in the shower to wash it out, this will ensure your hair doesn’t get greasy once you wash it out. I have learned this after many failed attempts, the key is to shampoo your hair before water ever comes near it. Then shower like normal. The benefits of coconut oil are truly endless, but that’s another post all together.

I have a massive tub of coconut oil that I bought on Amazon, here is the link: Coconut Oil

Only Shampoo Every Other Shower

Shampoo is a wonderful thing! However, it’s easy to over-use and if you actually care about the health of your hair, you’ll give it a rest. Shampoo cleanses your hair while removing product build up. While doing this, it also removes the healthy natural oils your scalp has. These oils aid in hair growth! So if you’re washing your hair everyday or even every other day and using shampoo each time, you’re leaving no time for your scalps natural oil to luster on your scalp and work it’s magic! If you find your hair getting greasy, simply get yourself some dry shampoo and call it a day. I wash my hair every other day, but it’s my goal to shampoo it now only 1-2 times per week.

NO MORE SULFATES

Sulfates are terrible. You’ve heard it from your hair stylist, and now you’re gonna hear it from me! I haven’t used a sulfate shampoo/conditioner in years and I would never go back. I don’t even know why they make sulfates in hair care products anymore! Sulfates are a skin irritant and they dry out your hair and scalp. Most people with dandruff, are frequent users of sulfate products. Sulfates, like shampoos in general, strip away the scalps natural oils. The shampoo I use is by Nu Skin. It’s a shampoo that aids in hair growth.

Check it out here: Balancing Shampoo

The Inversion Method

This is crazy. I never thought I’d be on here sharing scalp massages for hair growth! But so many people have done this and have actually seen significant results from it! I’ve done some research, so rest assured what i’m sharing with you could actually make a difference in your life! Here’s how it works, you can do this with or without an oil. If you choose to apply oil to your scalp, I’d suggest coconut oil, castor oil, or avocado oil. You can even add a few drops of essential oil to promote relaxation during this exercise. Apply the oil generously to your scalp. Your heart needs to be above your head in order for this to work. (Hence: inversion)  I suggest laying down on a bed with your head flipped over, spend 5 minutes massaging the oil into your scalp as the blood rushes to your head. Take deep breaths and relax your mind while doing this, consider it like a form of meditation. If you repeat this everyday you should see increased hair growth little by little every week! Crazy huh? Let me know if you try it out! 

 

How to drop weight FAST

Giving Up Carbs

This is NOT clickbait. This diet ACTUALLY works. You WILL see results. It won’t be easy giving up sugars and carbs. However, once you do, you’ll stop craving them all the time.

Disclaimer: I am not a nutritionist. Consult with your doctor before making changes to your diet. I am simply sharing what has helped me lose weight.

Anyways, back to the post…

I’m nuts. Carbs are EVERYTHING I love. Pizza, pasta and bread. Literally my favorite foods. Nonetheless, ya girl has a cruise approaching next month and is trying to slim down. The quickest way to burn excess fat is to cut out carbs. It’s science people.

If you ever need to lose 10 pounds FAST this is the way. I have already lost 3 pounds and its only been a week. By consuming a high protein, high fat, and low carb diet, your body is forced to burn fat instead of carbohydrates. You start dropping pounds like it’s nothing. Add in a few days at the gym and you’re golden.

This diet is well known and has been around for years. It’s known as the ketogenic diet. To learn more about it, click here to watch a short video explaining it in further detail.

Best foods for the Ketogenic Diet:
  • Seafood (Fish, clams, clams, oysters)
  • Eggs
  • Non starchy vegetables (Broccoli, cauliflower, spinach, asparagus)
  • Cheese
  • Berries (Strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries)
  • Chicken (Grilled or baked)
  • Plain greek yogurt
  • Olive oil
  • Almonds
  • Flaxeeds
Worst foods for the Ketogenic Diet:

(In no way am I suggesting you never eat another piece of bread, or have a serving of french fries. Just note, that it’s against this diet. There is always room for cheat days.)

  • Potatoes
  • Rice
  • Beans
  • Processed foods
  • Artificial sweetners
  • Refined fats/oils
  • Milky
  • Alcoholic  beverages
  • Tropical fruit (Mangoes, pineapples, bananas)
  • Pastas
  • Breads

If I get some feedback from this diet, I will post some of the keto-recipes I’ve tried that are phenomenal. You can still enjoy a meal even if it’s healthy lol. You’ll see. If you decide to dry this diet, make sure to drop a comment and let me know! XOXO

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