Milk Ice Cubes for Your Face

MILK!! But for your face.

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That’s right. Today we are going to introduce you to a little trick that skincare gurus are OBSESSED with. Sonya Dakar taught me this. She’s a celebrity skincare expert with her line (which is amazing) & recently she discussed how to keep your youthful skin & hot celeb beauty secrets. 

Pores are so pesky & annoying. They can get so big, especially if your skin is dirty. After much research, it turns out that milk ice cubes do shrink your pores. These are going to brighten the skin & you are all dewy & glassy AF.

In this post, you’ll find out how to turn some simple, milky ice cubes into your new favorite skincare step. Keep on reading…

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The Benefits of Using Milk Ice Cubes on Your Face:

♡ helps with acne.

♡ shrinks pores.

♡ helps keep the skin hydrated.

♡ brightens the skin.

♡ reduce the look of dark spots & circles.

♡ keeps your skin tone oh so even.

♡ helps with fine lines and signs of aging.

♡ helps reduce puffy eyes and dark circles.

♡ can remove spray tan from your face (this could be a pro or a con).

♡ increase blood circulation on the face.

♡ soothes inflammation.

♡ reduces acne and dark spots.

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So How The Fuck Do you Make Milk Ice Cubes?

Well, EASY.

Take a big bowl & mix a cup of cow’s milk and a cup of coconut milk. Milk has lactic acid that removes dead skin cells and provides a natural glow to the skin. Mix it well then pour it into a cute ice cube tray & freeze it overnight. So basically, it’s milk ice cubes.

In the morning, wake up & enjoy a refreshing icy situation. We feel a healthy glow. You guys know we love ice on my face so it’s no surprise we’ve done this a million times.

You can also do this any time before bed. Cleanse, applying an ice cube on your face in a circular motion until it’s used up, rinse it off with water & your skin is tight & ready to go. We are a big fan of heating up to cool down, so we’ll use the Dr. Dennis Gross steamer and then cool our skin down with a milk ice cube.

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If a milk cube isn’t for you, you can use aloe vera or green tea – or just use a plain ice cube. Rub an ice cube on your skin. Ice cube rapidly constricts blood vessels, so you’ll still get tons of pore shrinking & glowing skin benefits. It’s the key to product absorption & your makeup will loook flawless if you give yourself a little ice cube facial before you apply foundation.

And of course, if you love tools, you can never go wrong with an ice roller. We hope this skincare post brings you value & you try these milk ice cubes on your face. 

Peace, love & ice.

6 Vintage Beauty Products You Can Still Purchase Today

The word vintage is not only exclusive to fashion and home decor. What if we told you makeup products can be vintage too? New beauty products are constantly launching and keeping up with all of them can get overwhelming. Some products withstand the test of time and have become “cult favorites” in the beauty world. These products may be new to you, or we are reintroducing you to a product you’ve loved in the past.

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We are here to share 6 vintage beauty products that have continuously stayed many beauty lovers’ holy grails for decades!

BENEFIT BENTINT CHEEK & LIP STAIN

The Benefit Benetint was launched in 1976; the initial use of the product, shockingly enough, was nipple dye for exotic dancers. Today, the product is used for lips and cheeks to achieve a rose tint that is natural and long-lasting. The tint retails for $30 and is available at Sephora, Ulta, and on the Benefit Cosmetics website.

CETAPHIL SKIN CLEANSER

The Cetaphil Skin Cleanser was released in 1947 by a pharmacist; the product was first only available in select pharmacies. Today, it is widely recommended by dermatologists and healthcare professionals for people with sensitive, eczema-prone, and rosacea-prone skin. The product retails for $7.99 and is available at WalmartTarget, and Amazon

MAYBELLINE GREAT LASH MASCARA

The Maybelline Great Lash Mascara is a cult classic in the makeup community, not only due to the formula but the iconic pink and green packaging. Maybelline was one of the first mascara producers in the world; this can attest to their array of great mascara in their range. The mascara was released in 1971, and the heart-shaped wand reaches each lash, leaving a voluminous and lengthening effect. The product retails for $7.99 and is available at Ulta and on the Maybelline website. 


COTTY AIRSPUN LOOSE FACE POWDER

The Coty Airspun Loose Face Powder is a cult classic in the Drag Queen Community; it is a long-lasting setting powder that mattifies the skin. The product was released in 1935 and still has the same packaging. The vintage feel is portrayed through the scent, it is very reminiscent of a grandmother’s beauty vanity. The loose powder retails for $5.72 at Walmart

YSL BEAUTY TOUCHE ECLAT

The YSL Beauty Touche Eclat is a highlighting concealer pen that instantly brightens, smooths, and perfects your complexion with a natural, luminous finish. The product was launched in 1991 for the same purpose it is used today—the love for a bright under-eye. The product is available in 12 shades and retails for $38. The highlighting pen is available at Sephora and on YSL’s website.

REVLON SUPER LUSTORIOUS LIPSTICK

The Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick, specifically in shade ‘Cherries in the Snow’ launched in 1953. The lipstick has a high-impact color payoff and a super-moisturizing formula. The microfine pigments leave the lipstick shade rich, vibrant, and lightweight. The product retails for $9.49 on the Ulta website. 


These 6 vintage beauty products have stood the test of time. Each product has shown a great formula is all that’s needed to keep a product in your makeup bag.

Will you be purchasing or repurchasing any of these vintages, cult classic beauty products? Leave a comment down below.

A DIY Baking Soda Body Scrub

Last year we were all at home so much, and some of us still are, & so we think it’s a good time to experiment with some DIY stuff.

Bring on homemade body wash.

This is one that we found online & researched & it’s great if you have sensitive skin (just make sure it’s diluted!).

Liv Taylor told Into the Gloss that takes a couple of baths a week & uses a whole box of Epsom salts & a pack of baking soda (or hydrogen peroxide).

She says that it makes you sweat out all the toxins & junk in your cells. She said this natural pediatrician told her about it for when kids get sick. Amazing.

So, we had to dig deeper. Is baking soda in the bath a thing?

It turns out it is.

After Liv’s interview on Into the Gloss, they dug deep & spoke to James Hardwick on his holistic approach to self-care products:

“First, let’s talk about using baking soda as an exfoliant for your face and body. Whole Foods sells a little box for less than a buck. Places like Target and CVS sell boxes of Arm & Hammer Baking Soda, too, but I’m not sure if it’s as refined or as pure as the stuff you’ll find at natural food stores.

You can taste the difference if you brush your teeth with it—which I highly recommend (I’ll come back to this). In the shower, I pour a pile of baking soda into my hands and scrub everything—my face, my hair, my body, and the actual shower— with it. It’s a little rough, but it feels good… And maybe I’ve just been lucky, but my skin is happier when I wash it with something simple like baking soda.

It doesn’t seem to dehydrate my skin or strip away healthy oils, and baking soda is pretty stress-free—it’s no big deal if you accidentally swallow some, waste it (it’s so inexpensive), plus it’s environmentally safe! On top of that, baking soda is an odor neutralizer, and it’s good for cleaning produce (not something I do in the shower). See? Multi-purpose, simple, and cheap.”

After digging a bit deeper ourselves, we found a recipe & gave it a try.

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A DIY Baking Soda Body Scrub

WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

♡ a container (anything works but these look super cute in a bathroom)

♡ baking soda (apparently Bob’s Red Mill is clean & doesn’t contain aluminum)

♡ water

♡ a spoon

♡ optional: few drops of essential oil (we like lavender because it winds us down)

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DIRECTIONS:

♡ fill half your container with baking soda.

♡ slowly add water.

♡ put a few drops of your essential oil in & stir.

♡ gently stir & add more water or baking soda depending on the consistency you have. (You want it to be a paste).

♡ keep adding water & baking soda until your container is full & the paste has formed.

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HOW TO USE IT:

♡ scoop some up with your hand & rub it on your body in the shower.

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You should know that baking soda is exfoliating so it’ll feel a bit rough. If you use it on your face, rub gently!

This is a little trick that is so inexpensive, effective, quick, easy, AND good for the environment.

As we mentioned, we love lavender essential oil in this because it promotes relaxation.

Setting our bathroom up with a salt rock night light, eucalyptus hanging, & our DIY lavender scrub makes us feel like we are at a spa. Then we crawl into bed with our CBD pen from stnrcreations. One puff & we are relaxed.

Do you guys have any DIY self-care products you love? Tell us below. So, into this right now.

Calling All Lazy Girls: These Multipurpose Beauty Products Made My Routine 10x Quicker

We hate clutter. We find that the less stuff we have around us easier our life is. We can relax easier in our home, we don’t have to shuffle around too many decorative objects when we clean, and we never lose anything…. sometimes. We could tell you where every single Chapstick we own is located, which is why we love it when a dress can work in multiple seasons, or our beauty products can be used in multiple different ways.

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Speaking of beauty products, if you’re looking to cut down on clutter in your bathroom, want to make your morning routine faster, or simply want to do less with more, then we have the beauty products you’re looking for.

Keep reading for our tried-and-true multipurpose beauty products that will streamline your routine. And don’t worry, you won’t find any 2-in-1 shampoos and conditioners here—the horror.

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JONES ROAD Miracle Balm

Bobbi Brown launched a new beauty brand called Jones Road and it does not disappoint. We have tried and enjoyed a handful of products from the line, and by far, our favorite is the Jones Road Miracle Balm. This moisturizing balm can be used all over your face for the prettiest glow. Our favorite way to use it is to dab a bit on the cheeks and the bridge of my nose for that perfect “I was out in the sun for a bit too long” look. But we also use it on our lips and eyes whenever we are rushing to get ready for class and don’t want to spend more than 30 seconds brightening our whole face up.

INNER BEAUTY Shine Infusion Lip Oil

Lip oils are majorly trending right now, and the second we heard about the concept, we were sold. Our first step into the lip-oil world has been with the Inner Beauty Shine Infusion Lip Oil, and it is the best product to throw in your bag. It acts as a moisturizing lip balm and looks like the prettiest clear lip gloss. We sometimes add it over a matte lip color to make it glossy or use a tiny amount to smooth out flyways when I’m on the go.

FENTY SKIN HYDRA VIZOR INVISIBLE MOISTURIZER BROAD SPECTRUM SPF 30 SUNSCREEN WITH NIACINAMIDE + KALAHARI MELON

Because we spend most days glued to our computer not interacting with people in real life, we try to avoid wearing makeup on weekdays. We never skip sunscreen, which makes the Fenty Skin HYDRA VIZOR INVISIBLE MOISTURIZER BROAD SPECTRUM SPF 30 SUNSCREEN WITH NIACINAMIDE + KALAHARI MELON the perfect addition to our morning routine. If we do run into neighbors on a walk, want to pop over to the grocery story, or need to hop on a video call, it gives us enough coverage to feel put together. On days we want to wear makeup, it offers really smooth coverage when paired with concealer or acts as a nice base for foundation. Of course, the main perk of this product is that it provides solid sun protection and is really moisturizing. It’s a one-and-done product for the days I don’t want a fussy morning skincare routine.

NATURALLY SERIOUS Sleepover Retin-Oil Nighttime Treatment

Fun fact about us: we have washed our face and done some version of a skincare routine every single night since we were 10 years old when acne first arrived on the scene. There’s no number of cocktails that could keep us from removing our makeup and washing our face before getting into bed. When we need a quick and easy routine, this Naturally Serious Sleepover Retin-Oil Nighttime Treatment really comes in handy. On nights we wouldn’t normally have the energy to add more than a moisturizer to our routine, we can reach for this treatment to also get some retinol action to help improve skin tone, fine lines, and acne.

REFA CAXA RAY

This handheld device is our new favorite addition to skincare. The ReFa CAXA RAY serves two purposes for us: skincare and self-care. After sitting at our computer all day or hitting the gym, we like to hop in the shower, follow that up with a full skincare routine, and then relax in bed while watching Netflix and rolling this device all over our face, neck, and shoulders. It’s designed to scoop and knead your face, neck, and décolletage to help visibly reduce puffiness. I find that it also feels amazing on tight neck and shoulder muscles after a long day and helps us unwind and relax.

CHARLOTTE TILBURY Hollywood Flawless Filter

OK, hear us out: we were loyal to the Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter before it took TikTok by storm. However, believe those 30-second videos—the hype is real. We bought this insanely impressive product after the sales assistant at Sephora told us it was a foundation. When we got home, we realized it was not quite a foundation but actually something a lot more useful. This light and dewy formula acts as a subtle foundation (more like a BB cream) on the days we don’t need much coverage, can moonlight as a highlighter, and makes for a very glow primer on the days we wear foundation.

Comment below what Lazy Multipurpose Beauty Products is your fave? Or comment which one you are eager to try!