Tuesday, April 19, 2011
My Miessence Facial
I got very brave and gave myself a facial. The facial was fun and easy. The brave part is me taking pictures of myself and posting them online. I don't really have the nicest skin, but it is getting better and I take horrible pictures. Meaning a horrible picture taker and I usually have closed eyes. It is very difficult for me to take a picture with my eyes open. I did the best I could. The kids took a nice long nap and I got to get it all done while they were sleeping (amazing).
Before, enough said.
This is after using the Rejuvenating Cleanser. I use the rejuvenating because I tend to have very dry skin.
A rich, emollient cleanser formulated with rejuvenating organic geranium, hops and chamomile for dry or mature skin. Softens and freshens, gently removing perspiration and pollution.
My face is sparkling because I have Garnet Exfoliant on it. I really love this exfoliant because it is very gentle and it does not feel like I am scratching my skin off.
This picture is after I used the Garnet Exfoliant. My eyes are doing it's weird picture thing.
Polished alluvial garnet works effectively to clear congestion resulting from a build-up of dead, dry surface skin cells. The best scrub ever, with a fresh citrus blend of organic lemon, bergamot and orange.
The fun part Balancing Mineral Mask.
Natural pink clay, organic marshmallow and calendula to help absorb and lift surface impurities and renew the skin's surface.
I mixed a teaspoon full of the mineral mask with a teaspoon of water.
Here it is on my face. It feels nice and light. It did not feel thick and caked on. It does take 10-15 mins for the mask to dry. While I waited I mixed my self up a cup of Berry Radical Antioxident. I figured since my face was going to feel great the rest of my body should too. The organic Berry Radical gives me feel good boost with energy. I just mixed it with hot water, honey and coconut milk....mmmm.
It's time to take the mask off.
Ahhh...my skin feels very refreshed.
After the mask I use the Probiotic Skin Brightener.
Probiotic bacteria ferment organic whole grains and legumes to release nutrients and create a naturally occuring, extremely mild, lactic liquid which is known to restore and protect the skin's acid mantle, lighten and brighten the complexion, improve photodamaged skin, exfoliate dead skin cells for a smoother, less-wrinkled appearance, help break down impurities, whilst bringing moisture, clarity and vitality to the skin.
The Rejuvenating Skin Conditioner is one of the things I have to have. As soon as I put it on I can feels my skin absorbing all of the nutrients. It is great!!!
A refreshing infusion with organic gotu kola and horsetail and vitamins known to energise and tone the skin. Revitalises the complexion for radiant skin.
I really love the Rejuvenating Moisturizer too! It is very refreshing and hydrating. A rich moisturising cream with significant and lasting effects on hydration and softness.
Formulated with plant phospholipids, organic herbs, organic fruit and seed oils and butters, and organic flower extracts to nourish and revitalise the complexion. Contains nourishing organic avocado, rosehip seed oil, gotu kola, horsetail and nettle with the beautiful aroma of organic Roman chamomile and rose essential oils.
Here I am with Firming Eye and Neck Serum on. This is one of the first products I fell in love with. I use it religiously to prevent wrinkles. My skin around my eyes is super smooth and it has this glow to it.
Softens, smoothes and deeply moisturises with organic rosehip seed and avocado oil and tones and firms with organic nettle, horsetail, hops and olive leaf extracts. Helps diminish the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and crow's feet
I just brushed my teeth with Anise Toothpaste. I had to add this because I just got it and I love the flavor. My kids 1,2 and 10 really love the flavor too.
Cleanse and brighten your teeth with bicarb soda. Freshens your breath and maintains healthy teeth and gums. Miessence toothpastes do not contain fluoride, aluminium, artificial sweeteners or detergents.
After my facial...ta daa! Now it is make over time.
I lightly cover with Mineral Powder Foundation using a brush. I use the medium. I really like how light this is and by using a brush or a sponge you can change the coverage.
Using only pure, refined minerals, Miessence loose Mineral Foundation Powders provides silky, lightweight, breathable coverage whilst offering natural sun protection. Sericite mica reflects light, reducing the appearance of pores and wrinkles and provides a matte coverage. Delicately scented with pure organic rose otto.
This is after I add a little bit of Mineral Blush Powder. I always go light with my make-up. I try to go for the natural look. I find miessence cosmetics to work great for this. I am using the Desert Rose color.
Desert Rose Mineral Blush Powder is a cool pinky mauve colour. Using only pure, refined minerals, Miessence Mineral Blush Powders provide buildable colour. Delicately scented with pure organic rose essential oil. Translucent mica reflects light, reducing the appearance of pores, whilst allowing your natural skin tone to show through.
This after I apply the Pure Black Mascara. This is the only mascara I have found that does not make my eyes burn.
Lash friendly ingredients like nourishing jojoba oil, moisturizing shea butter, thickening and strengthening beeswax, and mineral earth pigments deliver long-lasting, intense color.
Mmmmm...seriously...mmmmm. This Shimmer Creme smells so good. Just like a vanilla bean. I am wearing the berry color.
A hint of colour with a subtle shimmer for anywhere you'd like a natural blush of colour. Comes in a convenient clasp compact for fingertip application.