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Vanbelle

Member Since 21 Aug 2010
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No Sugar Buddies?

28 October 2013 - 10:16 AM

Hi everyone,

 

I've had this on-again off-again thing with sugar. I have a major sweet tooth, to put it lightly. But I want it gone. I'm getting rid of sweets in ALL forms: no baked goods, no soda, no diet soda, no ice cream, no sweetened starbucks, no fruit, no sweet potatoes, no honey, agave... nothing sweet. 

 

This is obviously the most extreme version of a "no sugar" elimination, but all my past efforts of no-sugar have failed, and I think it's in part due to allowing myself to have "natural sweets" things while going through this process... but after I stop having cravings, I'll add in things like fruits and sweet potatoes. 

 

If you're interested in doing some variation of sugar detox, I'd love the support. I started a thread in personal regimen logs and maybe you could post in my log and it'll be dual/multiple-person log on going no-sugar. The log currently has a few ramblings on going no-dairy as well, but I'm mainly focusing on sugar at this point (having no dairy is easy for me now). 

 

Please let me know! We could also just have this be an update thread as well. But I'm not interested in debating back and forth on whether or not diet affects acne. Just a support thread. Makes no difference where the thread is located.


No Sugar Group!

15 September 2013 - 10:49 AM

Updating first post soon with progress. 


Review Bb Creams!

10 June 2013 - 02:08 PM

I wanted to start a thread listing the BB creams you tried and how you found them. Can others chime in? How much coverage, spread, finish (mattte/shiny), and what skin tone it suits. AND---do you think it's lead to any breakouts!

 

 

BRTC Jasmine Water BB Cream

 

Works for very pale skin with pink undertones, full coverage and spreads nicely. Slightly shiny finish.

 

BRTC Perfect Recover Balm

 

Still works for very pale skin, slightly darker than Jasmine water. Spreads nicely, still good coverage. Somewhat matte finish. Smells like tee trea oil. 

 

Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream

 

Worst one so far. Spreads thin, too dark for paler skin with yellow undertones. Have to mess with it to get an even tone. Matte Finish. Medium coverage. Others have said it can make your skin look flaky!

 

Dr. Jart+ Renewalist BB Beauty Balm

 

Works for pale skin, has neutral undertones (not too pink or too yellow). Spreads okay, thinner than BRTC. Better coverage than Smashbox. Somewhat matte finish. 

 

 

 

I just ordered BRTC's Whitening BB Cream. It's supposed to be the palest of the BB cream's BRTC has to offer, so I'm excited. I wanted to try their Gold Caviar but it seems too dark for me. 

 


How Much Does Your Look Cost?

07 June 2013 - 10:25 PM

Hey guys, 

 

As I'm getting older I'm becoming much more aware of money. As in, I used to understand my products were expensive, but now that I'm in control of my expenses, I literally cannot sustain it all. 

 

So, how about you? What does your routine cost, from bed to out the door? Let's keep it strictly to face. 

 

I'll start off.

 

Skincare

Cleanser - $30, 2 months

Serum - $40, 1 month or much less

Moisturizer - $20, 6 months (used sparingly!)

SPF - $20, 6 months (used sparingly!)

 

Makeup

BB cream - $20, 2 months

powder - $60, 1 month (!!!!)

blush - $30, probably years

eye shadow - $8, years

Makeup brushes - $100 in all, will last forever!

Lip balm - $5, 6 months

Lip stick - $10, forever!

 

 

 

From looking at this, my big ticket items are my cleanser, powder, serum, and BB cream. I definitely should switch powders. I'm looking for a cheaper one currently. And I would like a new cheaper cleanser!