Image Skincare

If you follow me on Instagram, you know I have been using Image for a while now, and that I have really been loving it. I tend to use a lot of different products, and never use a certain system for long enough to see if it really does work for my skin, but when I got my Image products I told myself I was going to use only them. I have noticed my skin is more smooth and not as red.

Here are the products I have been using:

 Cleanser, Serum, Eye Cream, Moisturizer, and lip treatment.

I’m excited to be giving away a few great products! Anyone who uses Image knows how good it is, so I hope you will join the train! Be sure you head to my IG to find out how you can win your own products.

Let me know what you think and what products you are interested in!

xo,

Robyn

 

PINCHme Box

Do you guys love free samples as much as I do? Especially full size ones, right? There are so many fun ways to get samples these days, and I’m so glad that PINCHme reached out to me and offered to send me a box full of awesome things to try out. I could hardly wait to see the goodies I would be getting! Trust me when I say I was not disappointed, and there was even something in there for Troy to try. Win, win! OH, have I mentioned that you can get all these samples from PINCHme for FREE? Well yeah, it’s free.

Pictured above is how the box comes, and when I first opened it up.

 Some full size items, some sample size.

Below are some of the products I’m super excited to try! The Essie nail polish is made specifically to help thin and brittle nails. And the Olay body cleanser just looks really cool and convenient and smells real good.

If you haven’t went ahead and signed yourself up already, go! Do it HERE. You can get familiar with the PINCHme site, and even checkout past samples. They don’t require a credit card or anything, so it truly is completely free. Do something for yourself!

xo,

Robyn

Disclaimer: I received this box for free, but all opinions and comments are my own and true.

Free Samples Available on 04/11/2017 at 12Noon EST:

Personal Care + Beauty:

  1. Sensodyne® Deep Clean
  2. Carol’s Daughter Almond Milk Shampoo & Conditioner
  3. Gillette Cool Wave Clear Gel 0.5 oz. 

Food and Health:

  1. Enfagrow® Toddler Next Step® Multi Serve $5 Off Coupon
  2. Pure Leaf Home Brewed Teas
  3. Align Jr. Chewables Probiotic Supplement
  4. Catalyst 100% Grass Fed Whey

Pets:

  1. Purina® Puppy Chow® Natural (Plus Vitamins & Minerals) Puppy Kit
  2. Zuke’s® Ascent™ Grain-Free Crunchy Blend – Pollock & Chickpea recipe
  3. Tidy Cats LightWeight with Glade Clean Blossoms
  4. Beneful Grain Free Dog Food 

Benonite Clay Wonder Face Mask!

Have you guys seen the amazing 2 ingredient face mask recipe going around that is super popular right now? Well I finally decided to purchase the stuff and give it a try! I was so excited. The only two things you need are benonite clay and apple cider vinegar. I did some research and the ones that I bought have seemed to be the favorites (see bottom of post for purchasing links). This mask supposedly is great for acne, exfoliating, can help reduce the look of scars, unclogs and shrinks pores, helps draw toxins out of your skin…seriously just Google it and you will want to try it!

  

If you follow me on IG (@robynmeacham), you have seen that I just eyed the recipe. All it is is equal parts clay and vinegar, and use a non metal bowl and spoon to mix! I always use way too much, so I think about 1-2 Tbsp of each is a good amount.

 I put it on fairly thick, and used to spoon for application. Your fingertips are fine.

As it dries, you will feel it tingling and tightening. I would recommend starting at 5 minutes if you have sensitive skin, but if you aren’t sensitive, you can wear it up to 30-45 minutes! Use lukewarm water to remove it, and slight redness after is normal. I’m going to start using it once a week, and then work my way up to 2 or 3 times a week! Have you tried this before? I haven’t met anyone who has tried it that didn’t love it! The ingredients are super affordable and they will last you a long time, so go for it!

Shop ingredients below:

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xo,

Robyn

 

Exciting New Products!

I was so excited when Essential Oxygen reached out to me and offered to send me a bottle of their Organic Brushing Rinse and Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide. I have been wanting to try the hydrogen peroxide for over a year, and although I had never heard of the brushing rinse, as soon as I looked into it I was completely on board.

The Brushing Rinse is all good things. Each ingredient is natural and high quality. It helps with the health of your mouth and gums, bad breath, and whitens teeth! I’ve been using it about a week and I’m excited to see if I notice a difference in a month or so. It’s sort of like toothpaste and mouthwash in one, you swish a small amount around in your mouth, and then brush with the rinse still in!

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Now with the Hydrogen Peroxide, everyone knows how it works. It’s great for first aid, stains on clothes, cleaning, etc. BUT I found out last year that it helps lighten skin pigmentation and can even your skin tone. I am all about that. I get a lot of red marks on my face, my cheeks specifically, so I am super interested to see if this makes a difference! Each night I put a little on a cotton round and wipe my whole face, and target my spots a little more heavy. I’ve been told to be careful with doing this because it really does lighten! (vulnerable photo, thanks IG husband!)

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I got my LASIK enhancement today (first time was 5 months ago), so my eyes feel real scratchy right about now…hence my comfy clothes and pony in the picture above!  Has anyone else done it before? I’m excited to be able to see completely without glasses or contacts!

I will report back on my skin lightening and teeth whitening over the next couple weeks. I would encourage you all to give Essential Oxygen a try!

xo,

Robyn

The Hot Iron Holster

Have you guys heard of this company? These Holsters are made of silicon and they cling to any smooth surface. Can you imagine the possibilities!? They honestly clear up so much counter space. They can not only be used in the bathroom, but in the craft room, toy room, or kitchen! Sounds like a dream to me. They come in a variety of different colors and sizes, which I love.

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Be sure to head HERE and pick one up today. Use code Robyn20 for 20% off your order!!

xo,

Robyn

Friday Faves!

It’s finally Friday, YAY.  It has been quite a long week, with not a lot of family time (re: none), so I’m so looking forward to 4pm tomorrow when we can spend some time together!  It is so hot here in Arizona, I think Sunday will be spent in the mountains, actually does AZ even have mountains?  Regardless, it will be spent somewhere COOLER.  Here are some of my recent FAVORITE things!

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  1. L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Glow Foundation– this new product is AMAZING! Good luck finding it in stores, I went on a wild goose chase conquering 15 stores to find it, and found the last one in my color, haha. You’d be better off ordering online and using Ulta coupons.

2. ColourPop Lippie Stix in Crumpet– no explanation needed, perfect for summer!

3. Jo Malone Wild Bluebell– you can’t go wrong with Jo Malone!

4. Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter in Strawberry Shortcake– the best lip balm with hint of color.

5. Hot Iron Holster in White– this item is LIFE CHANGING. It frees up counter space and clings to any flat surface. I need them all over my house.

6. L’Oreal Infallible Makeup Extender Setting Spray

7. Morphe E31– ON SALE FOR ONLY $8!!?? THIS IS A MUST HAVE. Morphe brushes are my FAVE and so affordable. This brush is usually $20, so this is a great deal.

I hope everyone has a fun, safe and relaxing weekend! I would love to hear some current faves of others and also I you LOVE any of mine!

xo,

Robyn

Salis Skincare Giveaway!

I may sound repetitive bringing up Salis Skincare again, but I don’t care! When I find a good thing, I need to share it. And Laura has so generously allowed me to give away $75 shop credit to one lucky winner…see my IG on how to enter. Salis offers the best natural skincare products, and they have changed my skin. I went to see Laura back in February for a facial and all around skin consultation. She suggested I use her Lavender and Jasmine Scrub, Blackhead Removal Mask, take Mineral Support, and try and be aware of what foods I eat that may affect my skin.

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At 27 years old my skin was by far the worst it had ever been. I struggled with major hormonal acne and was so self conscious. Laura changed my life! Skin (unfortunately) doesn’t change over night, it takes a long time to heal. The pictures below are about 4 months apart. I still could change so many things about my skin if I could, but I am SO HAPPY that it is 80% better than what it was just not that long ago. I feel so vulnerable sharing these pictures, but if I can help someone not be discouraged about their skin, than it is worth it 🙂

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Here are some products that I have yet to try, but they are on my list!

hydrogenperoxide-300x300 Essential Oxygen Hydrogen Peroxide Spray…great for pigmentation and healing. NEED!

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Healing Spray Rose…rose water is all the rage right now so I’m definitely interested in giving this a try!

If you are in Utah, GO SEE LAURA! Trust me! Even if you don’t struggle with acne, treat yo’ self to a nice facial. It is nice just to get pampered. Comment on this post with what product you are interested in, or what you are looking for in skincare, for an extra entry (see my Instagram). I truly hope this helps someone and that everyone gives Salis Skincare a try!

xo,

Robyn

THE EVER ANNOYING ACNE.

Does anyone else suffer from acne? I didn’t really start having it until just over a year ago. And let me tell you, it is the worst. Not many people know just how bad it really was, thankfully right now it is 75% better than what it was. I’ll go more into depth in a later post. I was getting bad hormonal acne around my chin, acne all over my back, it was so bad. It made me so self-conscious. I still am, to be honest. I only wear certain clothes, very very rarely have no face makeup on, it is horrible! I have tried everything. Not eating certain foods, this and that face wash, this cream, that pill, everything besides Accutane, I’ve done it! I’m here to tell you that it can get better! Honestly I am not positive if it is time, or products, or a combination of both that have helped, but something has changed. I’ve been religious to a few products over the last year, and I’m here to share. IMG_2203

  1. Simple Cleansing MIcellar Water – I use this after I take off my makeup to make sure I get every last thing off. In place of a toner, I suppose. It is cheap and leaves my skin feeling soft and refreshed.
  2. Kate Somervile EradiKate – I actually was just introduced to this about a month ago, and I’M OBSESSED. It is just a drying lotion, I put it on pimples at night, and by the morning they are 50% less inflamed and red. It really helps. I suggest ordering off their site directly, using a 10% off coupon you can easily find, and getting all the free samples!
  3. Salis Skincare, Lavender & Jasmine Salt Scrub – HEAVEN SENT. Laura from Salis is seriously an angel. I discovered them on IG a while ago and knew that when I moved to Utah, I needed to go in to get a facial from her. Well I have had 2 and can’t wait for my next one. Lavender is particularly good for acne, and the jasmine smells so yummy. This is a staple for me.
  4. Mario Badescu AHA Botanical Body Soap – Say hello to your new favorite soap for your chest and back. Throw away those Neutrogena washes, because I know they are in your showers! The fruit extracts help break down dead skin cells and acts as a gentle exfoliator. Try it!
  5. Cetaphil Daily Facial Moisturizer – I use this every morning. I have found that my skin does better when I moisturize only once a day. Yours might be different! I love that this is lightweight, doesn’t have a scent, and has SPF.
  6. Salis Skincare Blackhead Removal Mask – another MUST HAVE! This mask isn’t one you wear over your whole face. You focus on the areas where you have blackheads, and wear the mask overnight. Not only does this help with blackheads, it’ll shrink your pores!

Hope you guys find this info useful, and if you are on the market for some new products, give them a try! I know that everyones skin is different, so these might not work for you like they have for me, but it is worth a shot! What products have worked for your acne prone skin? I always love to hear!

xo,

Robyn

Savvy Curls Review!

Who has heard of Savvy Curls? If you haven’t, I feel sorry for you! But don’t worry, I am here to give you the honest truth about them, and to show you my results.

Savvy Curls are hair wraps made with thermal retentive and curl forming materials that work in conjunction with the heat zone on your scalp to produce “no heat” curls. It is genius! I was intrigued and knew I had to give it a try! My hair doesn’t hold a curl very well, so I was very curious to see if this product would make a difference.

To start, you are supposed to let your hair dry almost completely. They then recommend to use mousse on your dry hair before you wrap, but mousse makes me itchy and I don’t care for it, so I used a sea salt texture spray. IMG_1498

This is my almost dry hair, just sprayed with product.

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Place the band on your head and take small sections of hair and wrap them around. It really is so easy!

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The finished wrap is pretty enough to wear out! Now time to wait until hair is completely dry.

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This is what I used to help hold the curls. Smells so good, too!

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The end results! I wore the wrap for about 3 hours. You can wear it as long as you want and need. They recommend sleeping in it too, it is so comfortable and soft it honestly doesn’t bother you! I was genuinely surprised on the type of curls this wrap created, and they lasted into the next day, even after I had slept on them. This will definitely be saving me time in the mornings getting ready, and as a mom, that is huge!

I highly recommend trying out Savvy Curls! Check them out on IG, @savvy_curls, it is fun to see different tutorials and before and after pictures. Save your hair and time by using Savvy Curls!

See their shop HERE and other tutorial videos HERE.

Let me know what you think and your results!

xo,

Robyn

PS — Use code savvyc1 for $2 off any order from their site!!!

Morphe Brush Sale!

I love a good makeup brush, and Morphe is one of my favorite brands. You honestly DO NOT need to spend a ton of money to get great brushes! Their Elite Collection is currently 40% off while supplies last. Here are some of my favorites…

 

The E31 Deluxe Flat Buffer — what I use to get a full coverage look! Also great for building.

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The E58 Angled Buffer Powder/Contour Brush.

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The E34 Tapered Blush Brush.

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The E43 Flat Brow Brush.

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The E14 Oval Shadow Brush…great for building, also!

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The E2 Round Powder Brush.

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Most of these are under $10, and they are selling out fast so be sure you don’t hesitate!

xo,

Robyn