A Review: Pineapple Pick Me Up Face Mask

I love face masks. I always have. They are fun and usually make my skin feel amazingly soft. When I started using Perfectly Posh products I couldn’t wait to try the face masks. I quickly discovered these masks were superior to the ones I used to buy at the local drug store.

The ingredients are naturally based and safe for even my kids to use! Because there are no fillers, a little goes a long way so I am really getting a great deal. Plus, they work better than I could have ever dreamed of.

Everyone who uses Posh has a “go to” mask; a favorite. I literally tried every single mask before I found a favorite and it was the one I was originally least excited about. It is unassuming; clear and light instead of thick and some fun color that makes for a great selfie. What mask is it? Pineapple Pick Me Up.

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The first time I tried it I was live on my Facebook VIP page. I described the luscious pineapple scent, but other than that I wasn’t immediately impressed. It was clear, light, and I really didn’t feel a tingle so I doubted it was working. I told my group that the mask was OK, but certainly not my favorite. Then I washed the face mask off …

… And suddenly I was sold! My opinion changed on the spot. My skin felt soft, smooth, and had a radiant glow! I felt beautiful; like a new bride! I now use this mask at last once a week and it takes my dull winter skin and transforms it into a gorgeous glow.

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Unassuming, you can’t even tell I am wearing a face mask! 

So what makes Pineapple Pick Me Up so great, I mean aside from the fact it makes me look and feel amazing?

Well, let me tell you!
Pineapple Pick Me Up is an exfoliation mask, also called an OFF mask. It removes dead skin using a chemical exfoliation with tropical fruit enzymes (so good chemicals, not scary ones).

Ingredients:

*Bromelain (pineapple) and papain (papaya) help gently break down dry dead skin cells for a rapid exfoliation; cleansing and brightening skin for a beautiful glow. They are full of vitamin C which pampers acne, fine lines, sun-damaged skin, and uneven skin tones. Bromelain also softens skin and soothes inflammation and swelling.

*Acai and mangosteen extract are full of antioxidants in the forms of vitamins A, C, and E, which protect your skin from free radicals and leave your skin nourished and rejuvenated.
They also contain anti-inflammatory properties, that help soothe acne, and fatty acids (omega 3,6, and 9) which helps moisturize dry skin.

*Neem oil & honey are both moisturizing and are antibacterial agents that help cleanse your skin.

*Moringa and pomegranate restore hydration and re-balance your skin.

 

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I love the radiant glow I have after using PPMU

Combine these ingredients and you are left with a magical facial elixir that will leave you feeling refreshed and fabulous! At least that is how I always feel afterward. So if you want to feel radiant then I definitely suggest Pineapple Pick Me Up.

~Andrea
#bekindalways
#youhavepurpose

*If you are interested in trying this, or any other Posh product, go HERE.

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It’s Beginning To Smell A Lot Like Christmas!

It’s beginning to smell a lot like Christmas! Yup, you read the right! SMELL! Mmmmm! I love the smell of Christmas! Today’s scents are brought to you by Perfectly Posh’s October Splurge. 

A Splurge is a once a month specialty item. It is available until it is sold out and if you don’t get it right away there is a chance you will cry when you no longer can get it.

So what are the fabulous scents I am smelling??

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First up is Nice Ice Glittery Skin Stick. This is so.much.fun! It glitterfies your skin, giving you an icy shimmer! I am in love! I love all things sparkly so this skin stick and I were simply meant to be. Loaded with Shea and Cocoa Butters, your dry winter skin will get seriously moisturized and nourished. It has a light, crisp, peppermint scent that invokes the image of the Candy Cane dance sequence in The Nutcracker. Leap, twirl, and dance your way to glittery happiness!

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This is going to be the best stocking stuffer for the glitter lovers in your life. It is also a great gift idea for teens; my teen has several friends he needs to get gifts for and this is perfect! Super fun, great quality, and the perfect size and price point!

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The second item is Holly Jolly Chunk. Perfectly Posh Chunks are amazing.
*they are huge and last 2-3 months, easy
*tallow free
*free of parabens, sulfates, SLS, etc
*uses moisturizing butters, like Shea and Mango Seed
*amazing scents
*sustainable palm oil
*most are vegan

Holly Jolly is one of the vegan chunks. It is also gorgeous; a deep Merlot color that makes me want to draw a bath and sip a glass of wine while I relax and drink up the intoxicating scents of my Posh products (Falliday Fizis, Bubble Up, and Holly Jolly make a perfect triple combo act!).

Speaking of scents, this glorious chunk is so juicy smelling! It has a sweet-tart pomegranate-meet-citrus scent that reminds me of all the warm and cozy scents of Christmas. I think of cranberry garlands and dried orange slice ornaments and cloves and cinnamon sticks. OK, so there is no cinnamon scent at all, but it is one of the scent memories invoked when I smell Holly Jolly. I love this and need a million!

Again, this makes a great holiday gift. The price point is phenomenal at just $9, so it meets the usual $10 price point for Secret Santa and Yankee Swap! Toss it is a super cute gift bag and the recipient will feel utterly spoiled.

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All I want for Christmas is parcel of Posh! (please tell me you  sang that to the 2 front teeth tune).

~Andrea

If you are interested in Perfectly Posh, I would love to chat! Drop me a line and we can connect!

Put Your Best Face Forward

I want to talk to you about your BFF, no not your best friend forever (although I am sure they are super awesome), I am talking about your best face forever! We are born with our face, we are stuck with it for the rest of our lives, so why not take care of it with the best products?

Perfectly Posh has an amazing daily, gentle, exfoliating face wash called BFF (Best Face Forever). It is part of the Look Natural line and is vegan, free of parabens, sulfates, phalates, and is free of dyes and synthetic fragrances. Perfectly Posh products are cruelty free, made in America, and do not have soy or gluten fillers. They only use active ingredients made to pamper your skin.

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BFF uses micro-eco-sugar beads as the exfoliant. These are biodegradable and sustainable sourced. They are a vegan polylactic acid beads derived from sugar cane. It is good to note that because they come from natural materials, you may notice a slight variation in bead size when you use the product.
These sugar beads help rid your skin  of dead skin cells while removing dirt and grim from your pores, leaving your skin glowing!

What other amazing ingredients will you find in BFF? Well, I am glad you asked!

Peppermint
*brightens dull skin
*controls the secretion of excess oils and prevents the clogging of pores by balancing natural oils
* stimulates blood flow
*soothes and refreshes

Cucumber
*full of antioxidants and silica which rejuvenates skin and reduces the appearance of dark circles
*contains ascorbic acid which decreases water retention, reducing the appearance of puffiness
*creates even skin tone (may even fade freckles, scars, & pigmentation!)
*revitalizes skin, leaving it glowing
*excellent toner that helps tighten pores

Grapefruit Oil
*high in vitamin A & C, minerals, and antioxidants. These fight free radicals and help protect the skin from environmental hazards
*stimulates the production of collagen. This creates an even skin tone; smoothing and promoting elasticity
*has the antioxidant retinol. This gives skin a softness and renews damage and treats skin pigmentation.
*loaded with potassium which reduces the appearance of wrinkle and age spots and protects against UV rays.
*contains amino acids that refresh skin, making it firm and soft

Aloe
Fun Fact: Ancient Egyptians referred to aloe as the “plant of immortality.”
*powerful healing ability that adds a protective layer on the skin and moisturizes.
*full of antioxidants and nutrients
*contains the hormones Auxin and Gibberellins. These provide wound healing an are anti-inflammatory. Gibberellins stimulates new cell growth. Both sooth and calm skin, making it great for acne, psoriasis, and eczema.
*Beta Carotene, Vitamin C & E — these are antioxidants. They reduce the appearance f fine lines ad improve natural firmness while keeping skin hydrated.
*Helps heal and lessen the visibility of stretch mark, these are minor tears int eh skin created from sudden and excessive stretching.

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So are you ready to put your best face forward with BFF?

~Andrea

All About Eyes

Did you know that the skin around your eyes is 40% thinner than the rest of your face? Did you know that is why the first signs of aging are usually laugh lines around your eyes. I prefer “laugh lines” to “crows feet.” It sounds better, don’t you think?

I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to “look my age.” I turned 40 this year and I think it is a fabulous age. 40 is fabulous! Laugh lines, not so much.

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The answer is eye cream. The better answer is Perfectly Posh eye cream. Perfectly Posh is naturally based with amazing ingredients, no scary chemicals, and no wasteful fillers. Even better the products are cruelty free, made in the USA, and affordable!

Posh has 2 eye products to choose from; Impish Eyes and Prize on the Eyes. So what is the difference? Well, let me tell you!

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Impish Eyes

Impish Eyes is amazing. It has a cooling roller ball, perfect for de-puffing eyes and reduce dark circles. Impish Eyes is a serum instead of a cream. This means it is a lot more light weight and perfect for oilier skin types.

It is loaded with caffeine, white tea, and cucumber. These ingredients take tired-looking eyes and pamper them so they have a wonderfully youthful appearance.

Impish Eyes also has jojoba oil and aloe vera; these ingredients are hydrating and non-greasy. The CoQ10 reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

To apply, you use a small amount in small circular motions from the outside of your eye (along the socket) toward your nose. Use it morning and night!

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Prize On The Eyes (Back in stock with a new revamped package!)

Prize On The Eyes is our newer eye product and is a cream. It is part of the Look Natural line and is vegan and free of colors and synthetic fragrance.

It helps give the skin cells around your eyes a rest. CoQ10 boosts the appearance of collagen, tones, and improves the texture, giving a more even-looking complexion. It is very hydrating; loaded with ultra-moisturizing sunflower oil with a shea butter base (everyone who loves soft skin knows shea butter rocks!).

Twice a day, use a pea-sized amount and with your ring finger (because it applies the least amount of pressure) gently tap from outer eye toward your nose.

Why do we go from out to in?? This helps elasticity. The other way stretches your skin. That is  bad.

 

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I don’t think  I look 40. Thank you Posh!

 

Did you know you can layer these 2 products?? Yup! I do exactly this! I love and need the cooling roller ball of Impish Eyes. It helps reduce the dark circles I have. Prize on the Eyes helps “plump” my thin eye skin, giving me a less hollow look. They work together giving me that awesome “You don’t look 40!!!!” reaction I really love hearing.

You can also use Impish Eyes in the morning and Prize on the Eyes in the evening if you want the benefits of both without laying them.

If you have any question ask away! I love to help!

~Andrea

 

Bright Young Thang

I swear I am not trying to be cutesy with that title. It is actually the name of an amazing face wash I recently bought from Perfectly Posh. It is from their new fall/winter line.

I am totally loving this wash. Usually I like a good exfoliating face wash, but the silkiness of Bright Young Thang feels so amazing on my skin, I can’t help but love it. It is part of the Perfectly Posh Look Natural line, which means it is vegan, dye free, and free of parabans, sulfates, and other nasty chemicals. These facts are a big reason I started using Posh. Bright Young Thang is perfect for all skin types, so if you have skin, keep reading!

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Bright Young Thang non-exfoliating face wash, perfect for all skin types. Leaves you feeling radiant!

When I first opened the tube I smelled the product. It has a nice light citrus scent; a perfect pick-me-up in your morning routine. A pea-sized dollop is all that is needed! There isn’t a lather, which is fine with me (I’m less likely to get anything in my eyes this way), but rather a creaminess as you wash your face in the tried and true upward circular motion. It effectively removed all my make-up on a “full-face” day. It left my skin feeling pleasantly taut. When I looked in the mirror I definitely looked more fresh-faced and glowy (yup, totally making up words here).

What makes Bright Young Thang so stellar? It is in the ingredients. Let me touch on the top 3.

1) Macadamia oil: This is a light weight oil that has a non-greasy feel. The chemical profile is similar to human sebum (this is what keeps the skin’s surface soft). It is full of fatty acids (I will get into each one below), making it perfect for dry or mature skin (ahem, I may happen to fall into that last category now that I am 40). Macadamia oil also has phytosterols. These are the building blocks of our cellular membrane. They protect, calm, and heal your skin and reduce inflammation. I am all about that!

OK so I mentioned macadamia oil has fatty acids. Did you know there are all kinds of fatty acids and each one does something different? Yup, it’s true!
These are some of the ones you will find in macadamia oil:

*Palmitoleic acid: delays the premature aging of skin, discourages wrinkles from forming, and helps keep your skin taut; making it perfect for mature skin.
*Oleic acid: provides great moisture and has regenerating properties.
*Linoleic acid: keeps skin hydrated by helping prevent trans-epidermal water loss (that is basically water loss between skin layers).

2) Ginseng root: Ginseng revitalizes, tones, and stimulates (I’m already sold!). It has a reputation for being a strong anti-aging skin care treatment because it is loaded with phytonutrients (this plant compound protects plants and works in us also! Yay phytonutrients!). Ginseng can reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, firm and tighten your skin, and balance your natural oils; making it perfect for all skin types! Ginseng can brighten skin tone because it absorbs into the skin very quickly thus improving circulation (this is what causes the brightening). This improved circulation can also reduce the appearance of dark under eye circles and puffiness (yeah, I need this … and more sleep).

3) Caffeine: I love skin care products with caffeine. Seriously, I am addicted to them! The caffeine has a tightening effect that I L-O-V-E! Caffeine is an antioxidant. Antioxidants fight free radicals. Free radicals are responsible for causing the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and loss of elasticity. If antioxidants fight these and caffeine has antioxidants, … Yeah, I am pretty sure caffeine is the soul mate to my skin.
Caffeine also has anti-inflammatory properties; thereby reducing inflammation and redness in your skin and even vanquishing dark circles. Hellooooo even skin tone! Good-bye dark circles!
Did you know that caffeine can also minimize the appearance of cellulite? This is because it dehydrates fatty cells. Water disappearing creates smoother skin! Boom!

 

So basically caffeine can reduce the appearance of age, redness, dark circles, cellulite, and create an amazing tightening effect for younger looking skin. It is like the Fountain of Youth (or maybe an ingredient in it?). How can you not love caffeine in your skin care products?

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So how does Bright Young Thang rank in my skin care regime? It is now my morning wash; the perfect pick-me-up. PLEEEEEASE tell me you wash your face when you wake even of you washed it before bed. Did you know you sweat and drool and who knows what else while you sleep??? It’s true! Wash your face when you wake! Not doing so is just plain icky so make sure it is part of your routine!

Happy Poshing!
~Andrea

*Perfectly Posh has made no claims as to the anti-aging performance of this product. I researched ingredients and learned how they best benefit your skin. Perfectly Posh creates fabulous skin care and is simply meant to pamper you skin.

**If you want to know more about Perfectly Posh and why it is so amazing, drop me a comment or find me on Facebook; just search Purposefullyposh.

How to Get Rid of Hard Water Build-Up

I love Pintrest. One (meaning my husband) might say I am addicted. It is OK though because I actually use many of the things I pin. I try recipes and crafts, but mostly I use the homeschool pins. 

There is one pin that makes its rounds quite frequently in my Pintrest “newsfeed.” It is “cleaning a shower head with vinegar.” A quick search on Pintrest brings up this. There are several versions of the method. Some use only vinegar. Others add baking soda or dish soap. I have been eyeing this method for awhile and I finally decided I needed to try it. I really try not to use chemicals in my home. We use “green” cleaners and so vinegar is a staple. 

When I finally decided to try this I opted for the easiest method. Plain vinegar. I also decided to try it on my kitchen sink sprayer since it wasn’t spraying well. I filled a glass with vinegar, plopped the sprayer in, and walked away. It was soaking for about 3 hours while the kids and I were doing school work.
When we were done with school I took an old toothbrush and gently scrubbed the surface. Let’s just say I was pleasantly surprised. 
If you have hard water and mineral deposit build-up use a vinegar soak and it will virtually melt-away! 
Here are the pictures of my experience. 
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Blue Hair

The other day I went to the local drug store to buy hair dye  to cover those pesky grey hairs change it up a bit. While I was looking for the best deal I noticed a product I had never seen before, Splat Color Gel. This product claims to have extreme hold, have great color, and washes out with shampoo. I got very excited since my kids love to color their hair different colors but I prefer it to be temporary since they are a bit young still. I had to find a color that would appeal to both the boys and the girls and would look good with each skin tone (yes, I think of stuff like that). I opted for Cold as Ice (blue).
The gel really does have extreme hold. My kids’ hair is a bit fine and tends to lose the style if the gel isn’t like glue. This wasn’t as sticky as hair glue, but held just as well. I liked that. Two of my kids have brown hair and 2 are blonds (the baby did not get hair gel) and I have black hair. The product does state darker hair may need several applications to achieve the desired color. They aren’t kidding. I will post pictures below so you can see.

C-Dog’s hair turned out the best. He has short, blonde hair so we gave him a spiky mohawk. It held all day and it wasn’t too stiff. The color looked great. Elf’s turned out pretty good but I had to apply the color gel 4X to get the color right; she has brown hair. I only colored 2 sections, one on each side of her head, and twisted them into a ponytail. Her hair never stays in a pony tail. I am always fixing it. I didn’t have to fix it even once! I really liked that!
Bug’s didn’t turn out great. It wasn’t terrible, but it wasn’t impressive either. He wanted streaks. I think it was user error though as I had no clue what I was doing and he was the first to get the color gel in his hair. I think I will have to try it on him again.
Princess is still little so I only did one section and twisted it into a hair barrette. She favors a side part so it looked cute and was thrilled I let her be like her older siblings.

I didn’t take a picture of mine, but I will tell you I was not impressed with how it looked in black hair. You need too much too get the color to be noticeable. I was disappointed, but I think I will try again with a different color.

I was a bit messy applying the color gel. It washed off foreheads easily. It also washed off my hands easily. The wash cloth I used to wipe foreheads did not stain and it is a cream color! Yay! I am all about products that don’t stain. Now, if you use this product and it stains, don’t blame me. I am merely sharing my experience. The color gel also washed out of the sink with just water.

We all slept with the gel in our hair. It didn’t get on our pillows! Yay! The next morning we all washed our hair. I had no problem getting it out of my hair or Princess’ hair. The older 3 washed their own hair and had no issues getting it out also. We looked all clean and spiffy for church.

Overall I am going to say I really like this product. As a gel it holds great but doesn’t have the very hard feeling hair glue has. As a color it is decent. It looks best in lighter hair, but it does work on dark hair. I would not recommend this for daily use. If you want color every day I would try a more permanent product. It didn’t stain for me and washed out easily. I think I will give this product a B.
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Bug’s blue streaks
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C-Dog’s mohawk

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One of Elf’s twists

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The opposite side of Elf’s “do”

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**The opinions of this reviews are 100% mine. I was not compensated in anyway. I bough the product on impulse and had never heard of it before hand. The above link is an affiliate link. The compensation is small, but I am being completely honest and thought you should know 🙂