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 🥰🐘💗

3 Quick tricks to regain that creative spark.

Let me start by saying I’m the queen of letting a dull uninspired mindstate get the best of me. We all have those days don’t we? Where we want to lay around and binge watch real housewives and dream of fancy, warm vacays, bottomless mimosas for breakfast. But unfortunately that shit doesn’t pay the bills. Well, not in my life it doesn’t.

So what do you do when you can’t write, create, think straight etc. Before I started this blog I was having a massive 3.0 writers block and let me tell you it’s V V ANNOYING. Like helloooo, why does it feel like there is a cute, white fluffy kitten patting a ball of red string around inside my head? It’s excruciatingly hard to concentrate some days.

I wanted to make a “how to” post about how you can instantly clear your head and get down to the nitty gritty.

Step 1: I do this every morning in my living room but it’s nice to do in a small space if you’re trying to have some quiet inspo time. Essential oils. Wether you use a diffuser or prefer some quick spray or roll on scents, my favorites currently are citrus flavors. Lemon, grapefruit and sweet orange. Citrus oils are great for enhancing your mood and help reduce feelings of anxiety and irritability. They also boost your mental energy levels and pep you the fuck up! Perfect right?!

Step 2: Breathing. Kinda need to breathe to live I know but how often do you actually just sit or lay down and have some really good breathes? Taking 5-10 mins to focus on just breathing with your belly and not your chest is so fulfilling (see what I did there?) No seriously though, it feels SO good. I like to imagine white and pink sparkly light coming in through my nose and filling up my belly as I breathe in, breathe in alllllll the way, hold it for a couple seconds and exhale. As you exhale imagine all that same white and pink sparkly, magical light is being released through your mouth, along with whatever worries, bad thoughts and negative energy you were harbouring inside you.

Step 3: Next I like to put on a few tracks and dance around in my room aka in front of mirror like a total idiot. You gotta get that blood flowing and what’s better than shaking your cute ass. Maybe I’m old but remember Electric Circus on much music circa 1999? I use to watch that religiously and dance like a maniac in my room with my door barricaded so my nosey older brothers couldn’t come in and bust me living my best life.

So there it is! Some super easy, super cheesy but effective ways to get out of your slump.

Have some other favorite ways to get inspired quickly? I want to hear them!! Comment on my latest IG post with some great ways to undull your mind and I’ll add them to a future blog or podcast!