10 Skin Care Products You Shouldn't Have To Get Through This Year Without

10 Skin Care Products You Shouldn't Have To Get Through This Year Without

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People everywhere are taking the new year to rejuvenate their skin, whether it be because they set it as their resolution, or if the winter is just knocking them down. There is no reason to be stressed though! There are a ton of great products out there to help your face feel flawless. Here are 10 of the best ones that are turning heads this year!

1. Mario Badescu: Combo Oily Regimen Kit

This is a great product to get you started on a new skin routine. It also helps you discover which products you really like by Mario Badescu so you can purchase bigger bottles after you've tried it all out. They also have kits for acne prone skin and dry skin!

2. JoJoba Oil

This oil is amazing, you can use it all over. I put a couple drops on my face after a shower to lock in the moisture, and all over my body because I've found it moisturizes so much better than any lotion I've tried. It also works to smooth down flyaway hairs!

3. Aztec Secret: Indian Healing Clay

This mask is a little work to prepare because it comes as a powder and you need to mix it with water or apple cider vinegar, but it works so well! My face feels so smooth and clean after using it. I've tried tons of other masks and this is one of my favorites.

4. Konjac: Bamboo Charcoal Sponge

These sponges work extremely well and you can use them to apply your face wash for added benefit! They help clear acne and keep your face smooth and exfoliated without over exfoliating.

5. Amara Organics: Aloe Vera Gel

This product does it all. We all know the obvious most common use for aloe vera gel which is to help our skin heal from burns, however, you can also use it to hydrate skin, as a conditioner, shaving gel, and many other things!

6. I Dew Care: Disco Kitten Mask

This mask is not only super cool looking, but it has so many benefits! Such as exfoliating, brightening, boosts elasticity, and removes impurities!

7. Philosophy: Purity Made Simple Pore Extractor Exfoliating Clay Mask

This product is a miracle for extracting stubborn blackheads! It also shrinks the appearance of pores, leaving your face looking fresh and blackhead free!

8. Michael Todd Beauty: Soniclear Petite Rose Gold Antimicrobial Sonic Skin Cleansing Brush

Mario Badescu: Glass Bottle Drying Lotion

Even with the best acne regime, you will have pimples pop up from time to time, to avoid popping them and scarring the skin you can use this drying lotion to clear it up overnight!

10. Ulta Blackhead Extractor

Lastly, for the most stubborn blackheads that fight off all the other products there is this tool to get in there and pull those pesty pimples out. You should avoid popping or pulling out pimples when possible to avoid scarring, but sometimes blackheads are too stubborn to come out with cleansers and exfoliants and this is your saving grace.

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20 Small Tattoos With Big Meanings

Tattoos with meaning you can't deny.

It's tough to find perfect tattoos with meaning.

You probably want something permanent on your body to mean something deeply, but how do you choose a tattoo that will still be significant in 5, 10, 15, or 50 years? Over time, tattoos have lost much of their stigma and many people consider them a form of art, but it's still possible to get a tattoo you regret.

So here are 20 tattoos you can't go wrong with. Each tattoo has its own unique meaning, but don't blame me if you still have to deal with questions that everyone with a tattoo is tired of hearing!

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1. A semicolon indicates a pause in a sentence but does not end. Sometimes it seems like you may have stopped, but you choose to continue on.

2. "A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor."

3. Top symbol: unclosed delta symbol which represents open to change. Bottom symbol: strategy.

4. "There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls."

5. Viking symbol meaning "create your own reality."

6. Greek symbol of Inguz: Where there's a will, there's a way.

7. Psalm 18:33 "He makes my feet like the feet of a deer; he causes me to stand on the heights."

8. 'Ohm' tattoo that represents 4 different states of consciousness and a world of illusion: waking (jagrat), dreaming (swapna), deep sleep (sushupti), transcendental state (turiya) and world of illusion (maya).

9. Alchemy: symbolizes copper, means love, balance, feminine beauty, and artistic creativity.

10. The Greek word “Meraki" means to do something with soul, passion, love, and creativity or to put yourself into whatever you do.

11. Malin (Skövde, Sweden) – you have to face setbacks to be able to go forward.

12. Symbol meaning "thief" from "The Hobbit." It was the rune Gandalf etched into Bilbo's door so the dwarves could find his house.

13. “Lux in tenebris" means “light in darkness."

14. Anchor Tattoo: symbolizing strength and stability, something (or someone) who holds you in place, and provides you the strength to hold on no matter how rough things get.

15."Ad Maiora" is translated literally as “Towards greater things." It is a formula of greeting used to wish more success in life, career or love.

16. A glyph means “explore." It was meant as a reminder for me to never stop exploring.

17. "Aut inveniam viam aut faciam," meaning roughly, "Either I shall find a way, or I will make one."

18. Lotus Flower. It grows in muddy water, and it is this environment that gives forth the flower's first and most literal meaning: rising and blooming above the murk to achieve enlightenment.

19. The zen (or ensō) circle to me represents enlightenment, the universe and the strength we all have inside of us.

20. Two meanings. The moon affirms life. It looks as if it is constantly changing. Can remind us of the inconsistency of life. It also symbolizes the continuous circular nature of time and even karma.

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3 Essential Tips To Creating The Ultimate Natural Beauty Look

Bringing out your inner glow with a touch of makeup can boost your confidence through the roof.


The key to achieving natural beauty is not applying too much makeup in the first place. You don't need as much product as you think. Honestly, when it comes down to it, all you need is a moisturizer, a touch of concealer, blush, and mascara. Anything else is going to make you look too caked up when you're going for a natural look.

1. Use a light hand

It can be easy to go in with a heavy hand but in doing this, your end result will look too heavy. When you use a heavy hand, you'll end up looking like a clown. By lightly applying your makeup, you'll be able to see your beauty in all of its glory. Be sure to tap off any excess product off of your brush before applying it to your skin. This will ensure that not only will the product not be stamped onto your face, but instead, seamlessly blended onto your skin. Little stippling motions with either a beauty sponge or a foundation/ concealer brush are the easiest way to do the trick.

2. Use as much natural light as possible

By using light that is toned a different shade, your makeup can look all sorts of messed up. Typically these kinds of lights have a yellow tone in them, which can impact how you see your initial base foundation/concealer. It can turn your view into seeing your skin in a different shade, forcing you to apply either too much makeup or too harshly. I tend to do my makeup in at my kitchen table near a window, or in a bathroom with bright lighting. As long as you have a mirror and natural light, you should be good to go!

3. Use the right products

This can vary from different skin tones, textures, types, etc. Everybody has a different combination of products that works effortlessly for their skin. This can be achieved by the process of trial and error, but once you find that stellar combination, nothing out there will be able to beat it!

While playing in loud eyeshadow colors and sharp contour lines can be fun every now and then, natural beauty is key for an everyday look. Bringing out your inner glow with a touch of makeup can boost your confidence through the roof.

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