3 Must Have Beauty Products For Under $20

I know more than anyone that it’s so incredibly easy to go a little overboard when it comes to skin care. There’s so many different products to try, new trends every month and as women…we want it all. We see the beautiful models on the ads with glowing, supple, radiant skin and we want that too so we jump on the first trend that gives us the promise of that same glow.Our bank accounts feel the pain and more often than not the stuff we spend our hard earned money on doesn’t deliver the outcome we expected. So I’m going to show you guys 3 things I picked up while on a budget that I LOVE and that actually work.

1: Life Brand Witch Hazel $5 (Shoppers Drug Mart). I use this as a toner when my more expensive toners run out and I’m not able to spend a ton. This helped clear up my breakouts. It can be found at pretty much any drug store and has a few uses. Bug bites, swelling, bruises, can also be used as a cleanser. I was using this every day and night and it worked wonderfully. If you notice a bit of dryness cut back to once a day or every other day. You can also play scientist and mix this with rose water.

Compared to Belif Witch Hazel Toner $34

2: Jardine Naturals Antibiotic Silver Gel $20 (Nature’s Fare) This all natural, cortisone free, multi purpose skin healer is Anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-viral, and anti-inflamatory.It helps heal multiple skin conditions: abscesses, acne, athlete’s foot, boils, burns, ccontact dermatitis, cuts, ecthyma eczema, erysipelas, insect and mosquito bites, itch, jock itch, nail fungus, psoriasis, rash, rosacea, scabies, surgical incisions and sunburn.I use this to replace many things including anti biotic resistant creams which are often pricey themselves, Neosporin for cuts which in my personal opinion drys my skin so bad, and mostly to replace acne spot treatments! If you put all the uses together combined in one little product, compared to all the different products you’d need for those conditions this stuff is worth the $20! Also FYI a little goes a long way.

Compared to Murad acne spot treatment $54

3: Facial Cleansing Brush $3 (Amazon) Who doesn’t have one of these??!! You are snoozing if you don’t! I use my facial brush every day and this one is tiny so it’s great for bringing in my travel tote. Not sure if you read it right so I’ll write it again.. I found this for $3!!! SUCH a steal! I caught myself standing in Sephora feeling sorry for myself and wishing I had the Clarisonic but alas I could not afford it then came this lil sweetie. Probably not as good as the name brand but until I don’t have to stress over spending my hard earned money on a high tech futuristic space brush for my face, this will do the trick!

Well that’s all folks, I hope this helps you save your wallet and your skin.Happy Shopping Loves!

Xo Jenna

Friday Favs – My new product I now cannot live without!

🌷Ahhh spring has SPRUNG!! The snow has melted and it’s Friday so let’s jump into my FriYayFavs and a quick review of one amazing new product I can’t live without. ⁣

Drunk Elephant Framboos Glycolic Night Serum. K guys I can’t get enough of this stuff! My skin has honestly never been better. For about 3 years I’ve suffered from hormonal acne mostly around my chin area and literally tried everything. Even prescribed meds and we all know how awful those are for your gut health. Everything starts from within so bad gut=bad skin and so starts the vicious cycle 😔

Then along came this drunk elephant who showed me its wise ways. They never forget and apparently they know skin care, makes sense right? Right! ⁣😁

Why is this stuff unreal? WELL… here’s a few quick points ⁣

•This serum is made up of AHA/BHAs including glycolic, lactic, citric, and tartic acids, plus raspberry. ⁣

•These exfoliants resurface the skin by lifting all of the dead cells so that over time, your complexion will become smoother, I started using March 1st and already notice a big difference. ⁣

•These acids combined also help diminish fine lines and wrinkles (bye bye Botox!) YAY! ⁣
IN LOVE! Can’t wait to buy the full size 🥰🐘💗

My current, super simple morning skin care routine

Lately my skin has been loving me, obviously cutting out all the bullshit food and garbage I was putting into my body has helped, BUT Ive also been more conscious of what I’m putting onto my body and skin as well.

I started my mission, my quest if you will (cuz apparently I’m playing the life version of Minecraft or some shit?!) to find better, cleaner, cruelty free, chemical free, bullshit free skin care products. I found myself reading a ton of labels and finding products without the Suspicious 6 and since then Ive never looked back. Yes I’m still weening off some products with this shit in them but I hate being wasteful…bad for the environment ya dig?!

Anyways here’s my most current AM routine:

💗 Pixi rose cream cleanser- This cleanser feels SO nice on my skin, kind of reminds me of an oatmeal bath but for your face lol such a comforting texture. ⁣

💗 Herbivore botanicals jasmine green tea balancing toner- not a fan of the smell but the result is refreshed clean feeling skin. I actually love spraying this directly on my face mid day for a nice cool pick me up. ⁣

🐘 Drunk Elephant B-hydra intensive hydration serum- I just started using drunk elephant products on March 1st and so far I’m a huge fan! I’ve already noticed a difference. This product is so lightweight and smooth and really does lock in moisture. Cruelty free and Vegan! I love mixing this with other moisturizers and oils. ⁣

🐘 Drunk Elephant C-firma day serum- again I mix this with my b-hydra and it gives my skin that extra bright beautiful morning glow! Over time this will help with sun spots as well. The smell is a lil funky but if following with a moisturizer it doesn’t matter. ⁣

💗 Pixi H20 skin drink hydration gel- I use this directly after I’ve mixed my DE products. I was using this without as well and I can’t say enough how amazing this is. My skin feels so hydrated and smooth and it doesn’t have a weird or overbearing smell to it like other gems I’ve used. Will repurchase, the price is awesome too! Found at Shoppers. ⁣

The eye-opening, essential journey to a healthy mind, body and soul part 1

Do you have stomach issues and are sick of modern medicine failing you? Because for as long as I can remember I’ve been suffering and wasn’t given specific answers until recently.

When I was about 17 I started to notice I would feel ill throughout the day, from that age until just a month ago (I’m 31 now). I was in and out of the doctors office. I had blood test after blood test, ultrasounds, full physicals, pretty much everything the doctor would send me for that he was able to.

Now call me a baby, but getting my blood sucked out of me like I’m a vampires steak dinner, with zero answers back is not my idea of a good time. So you can imagine how frustrating it was to go through the process and continuesly get let down.

I was tired, my skin was always breaking out, my hair was falling out, and my body and mind knew something was wrong. Alas, all my tests would come back and I was text book healthy.

After many excuses and sleepless nights, something just clicked. Why was I deliberately letting myself feel this way? How many days, weeks, months have I wasted feeling ill. I was putting my health last. How could I justify spending $100 on lash extensions every 5 weeks and not investing in my health. Seems stupid when I say it out loud LOL That’s when I made the appointment.

Your health and life are the most important. Without a clear and optimimal mind, body and spirit, you truly cannot succeed and get the things you want out of life. Starting the journey and making that consult was the best choice I’d made in years.

At my first appointment we went over my health history, what I’ve had done (testing wise), a bit of my family history. My life and some possible stressors, and of course my diet. What kind of garbage was I putting in my precious vessel. It’s funny how often you look at food and packaging and think because it has the key words “organic, gluten free, fat free” that it’s good for you…wrong. I’m a very adamant label reader now btw.

The doctor gave me a week long food journey to track my meals, what I ate, when I ate it, condiments, water and other liquid intake, and even my sleeping patterns and how long I slept.

Next we talked about the testing. I opted to get the Chemistry Panel blood test instead of the food allergy test. I had heard the food allergy test was great but for me personally we had discussed that my issues were steming from my gut, leaky gut syndrome to be exact. The food allergy test would indeed let me know what not to eat but not why it was affecting me. The Chem Panel however would tell me everything.

And with that, an open mind and open heart to properly healing myself, I was off. Off to get more blood tests but this time with some answers.

We take for granted the life we are given so often. The focus on the immediate image of ourselves becomes priority. Hair, nails, makeup, clothes. Making sure we look great on the outside but forgetting about our insides. It all starts with what’s inside. It’s true what they say, you are what you eat. Was what I was putting in my body and on my body slowly deteriorating me? I needed change. I wanted change.

I left that appointment knowing this journey was going to take patience, dedication, discipline and self belief.

Test results and more coming soon in part 2. ❤️

5 Stunning products for self care sunday

Ahhhhh Sunday. The day we get to unwind and take a little bit of extra time to do fuck all. Or brunch with the girls, or shave your cats mats off her back (ok that was only like 3 times ever), or as some people cannot help but do…stress about it being Monday the next day. Well FUCK that last one!

No more stressful Sundays. No mopping around, waiting for your 6am Monday alarm. It’s time to use Sundays to your advantage to do some quality SELF CARE. Wether your fighting back the urge to puke up last night’s mistakes aka hungover, or as chipper as a squirrel on acid, you gotta take some YOU time! I like to read, bake (gluten free, sugar free, fun free for me but hey it works), and of course, face mask time!

I’ve put together my current favorite Self Care Sunday picks with a quick review on each 💕

LoveBeautyFoods Adaptogen Mask- Guys this brand is so great! This is another one of my “quick” trip to home sense finds! I stumbled upon this little beauty and couldn’t not buy. It’s a greyish powder mask that you mix with water to make a paste then apply. I’m too lazy to use a small bowl to mix so I mix it in the lid and put it on in the bath so it’s not as messy but it leaves my skin feeling so nice and tight afterwards. Made with gotu kola, reishi, and ashwagandha. These Adaptogens when used on your skin may act as a toner and help support your adrenal functions that help you adapt to stress. This Australian brand is definitely one to check out!

Pixi Skintreats Rose Oil Blend- Face oils. My new never-to-be-skipped step in my skin care routine! I’m such a huge fan of anything rose right now! I put this oil on after my toner every single night and even in the mornings under my makeup if I need an extra dewy look and feel. It smells SO good and I’ll probably never not have this stuff on hand.

CocoKind Organic Rosewater Facial Toner- Ok this product itself will be getting it’s own review because holy fucking shit is it ever amazing. I literally use this every day and threw out my other brands of rosewater toner. This is ONE INGREDIENT k?! Simply just rose water! Zero anything added, unlike all the other toners I’ve ever tried. I use this in conjunction with witch hazel from the pharmacy and my skin loves me. You can even use this throughout the day as a skin refresher. It’s honestly so perfect I may as well marry it.

Kora Organics (by Miranda Kerr) Rose Quartz Luminizer- So the title says it all…made by a supermodel and does not disappoint. It’s actually a highlighter not a skin care product. I will admit I only bought it because the pretty packaging, the box is so cute and has rose quartz crystals on it and obviously I’m a sucker for anything crystal related. I was excited to try it however because I don’t have any cream highlighter. It’s light and a little goes a long way. I use it on my cheeks, brow bone and collar bone and its such a lovely dewy light shimmery princess pink. It’s definitely a more subtle highlight with beautiful pink undertones. Most likely will get the other colors to try as well! These are all made with/charged with crystals. Oh and this one has rose oil in it as well…WIN.

Last but not least because I saved the best for last…

Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask- Lady Boner! Warning: your significant other will want to eat your face off zombie style if you put this on! This mask is my new all time favorite mask. The fresh feel and Watermelon scent is so undeniably good and it makes my skin so soft! I usually rub my face on my cats belly to get the same effect but this is almost better than that. I’m talking SOFT AF. It’s very light and cool, gel like that can be used as a 10 min mask or overnight. I personally use it over night as I’m not wasting this goodness on only 10 minutes. Worth every penny and I’ll be spending more pennies trying out all their other masks. 200% recommend!

I got my rose quartz roller from winners but will be purchasing a better one as I love using this in the am and pm to reduce puffiness in the face and smooth out the products I use.

Biotin- I take that shit everyday! Good for skin, hair and nails!

My pink spiral hair ties- If you have thick horse hair like moi and don’t like your hair being pulled unless it’s in the bedroom then go get yourself some of these. Can find at pretty much any drug store, beauty store etc.

Hope you guys found some new babies to try!! Leave me a comment of your fav go to’s!

Now go and get that glow girl! Happy Self Care Sunday!!