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IpsyOS Events Part 1: Intro & Dermalogica

IpsyOS Events Part 1: Intro & Dermalogica
Did you know that Michelle Phan (co-founder of the uber popular subscription service Ipsy which has well over 1.5 million monthly subscribers) opened up her dream studio for up and coming beauty content creators last year? And that those creators could use that space for free?!?

No, you hadn’t?

Well, guess what?!?

I applied to and was excepted into IpsyOS

When I opened that email and saw that it said, “Hello Beautiful, Congrats” I seriously full on squealed!! (you know, like out loud) I was amazed that they thought my little piece of the internet was worthy.

And since I was accepted I have had the honor of attending 3 #ThirstyThursday events, 1 #WorkoutWednesday event, 1 #Cocktail Party for GenBeauty LA, and was given a complimentary #BeautyGuru #VIP pass for #GenBeauty LA!!

So just after a month after I was accepted into IpsyOS I attended my first event AT IpsyOS in Santa Moncia! This event was sponsored by Dermalogica and featured their new #CharcoaltotheRescue Charcoal Masque.
We were able to learn about how to use the other featured products and how often to use each based on our individual skin types. There was wonderful catered food and plenty of champagne, well the event IS called a #ThirstyThursday! [SIDE NOTE: Because I strongly believe in safe driving, I. Will. Never. Drink. One, Sip. Of. Alcohol. When. Driving. NOT EVER!]
Dermalogica also had the incredibly talented @persianpainter at the event to create gorgeous charcoal drawings of us. I still need to get a frame so I can better display this near my vanity. I cannot remember ever having a portrait/caricature drawn of me where the artist spent that amount of detail!

Towards the end of the event we were each given a generous goodie bag that contained ALL of the products that were being featured! Included in each attendee bag from Dermalogica was their Pre-Cleanse, Special Cleansing Gel, Charcoal Rescue Masque, Multivitamin Power Recovery Masque, Skin Hydrating Masque and the cutest grey headband perfect for keeping my hair out of my face while washing my face for applying makeup!
I am so appreciative to Dermalogica for putting on such a fun evening. I was a bit nervous with this being my first event, but the majority of attendees and all of the IpsyOS and Dermalogica staff that I met were amazing!

Have you used Dermalogica? If so, what is your favorite product? And if not, what product would you want to try most?

All the best,

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Product Review: InstaNatural Deep Cleansing Facial Oil



Hi Lovelies!
Taking off ones makeup at the end of a long day can be a chore especially when long wearing makeup is stubborn and doesn’t want to come off. I hate when face wash doesn’t remove all my eye makeup and I’m left with mascara or eyeliner that then stains my sensitive eye area. Or when my skin gets red and irritated because I scrubbed too hard.


What if I told you there was a much easier way to remove your makeup? A way that is as simple as a few wipes across your face AND is good for your skin! No harsh astringents to be found and it is budget friendly. Interested?


InstaNatural’s Deep Cleansing Facial Oil does all that and more. In addition to removing makeup this multitasking facial oil also cleans away impurities and moisturizes the skin.
To use just squirt a dime size amount on a clean cloth or cotton pad (a little goes a long way) and wipe on face. Then just use warm water to rinse away! I found that essentially ALL my makeup came off as I applied the oil. It was quite impressive as to how easily my makeup came off, especially my eyeliner and mascara.


To give you an idea of the cleaning powers of this facial oil I let two different mascaras, several eyeliners, lip liners, lipsticks, and a brow product dry on the back of my hand. I squirted a couple pumps of oil onto a cotton pad. Then I wiped the deep cleansing oil over my hand with only a couple easy swipes all of the dried makeup came right off.


On top of doing such a great job of easily removing makeup, it moisturizing, and is budget friendly too! I also appreciate that all the ingredients are easy to pronounce. I’m including the ingredient list below in case trying to read it off the photo of the label is a bit too difficult. And I really like InstaNatural’s new logo! Not that I disliked anything about the old logo, I do think the new one definitely looks sharper.

If you are in the market for a hard working multitasker then check out InstaNatural Deep Cleansing Facial Oil (click HERE to find on Amazon).


**Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. Please see my disclaimer policy for more information.

Product Review: 100% Pure Ultra Premium Emu Oil by InstaNatural

Product Review: 100% Pure Ultra Premium Emu Oil by InstaNatural
Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.


Hi Lovelies!

Ever since I first tried Tarte’s Maracuja oil last December, I’ve been into using face, body, and hair oils like crazy! So when the opportunity arose to try InstaNatural’s 100% Pure Ultra Premium Emu Oil I jumped at the chance.


I was quite pleased when I saw how large the bottle is for the price. For comparison I’ll use Tarte’s Maracuja oil (I do realize both are different types of oils, but both are used for the same purposes). According to the largest size bottle of Tarte’s Maracuja oil  contains 3.4 oz and sells for whopping $75 while on InstaNatural’s Emu Oil comes in a 4 oz bottle and is currently $22.77 (with a list price of $39). [Click HERE to find on Amazon]


Why spend more than triple (using the current price of Amazon) when there is a product that can work just as well for a fraction of the price. I also like that the InstaNatural version has a pump compared to the dropper that the Tarte version comes with which can be messier and/or more awkward to use. 


I like the silky texture, no scent, and quick absorption of this oil. I have naturally curly (and quite thick)  hair which literally just drinks up any leave in conditioner or moisturizer I put in. I find adding half a dozen (to a dozen depending on how dry my hair is) pumps each morning when I’m brushing my hair leaves my hair silky, soft, and shiny, but never greasy. 

I’ll also use this as a facial moisturizer after I wash my face, but before I apply makeup. I squirt one to two pumps into the palm of my hand, pat lightly together, and then rub oil onto my face. I’ll let the oil absorb for a few minutes while I’m brushing my hair. Then I’ll blot off any oil let on the surface before beginning my makeup routine. Since I started using facial oils, I haven’t had to apply a layer or two of moisturizer on my chronically dry skin.

Whether you have or haven’t gotten on the facial, hair, body oil bandwagon, now might just be the time to get aboard! Right now, you can purchase InstaNatural’s 100% Pure Ultra Premium Emu Oil on Amazon (just click HERE) for only $22.77 for a generous 4 oz. size bottle!

Have you used any facial, hair, body oils? If so which ones? If not, is it something you are interested in trying? Please let me know below in the comments.


**Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. Please see my disclaimer policy for more information.

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