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Water Yourself

When you hear the word hydrate, what do you think of? How about your body and skin?  Most people are knowledgeable enough about the human body and know that the human body is composed of a high percentage of water. But, many people don’t realize the health benefits of hydration and the effect it has on your body and skin.

Drinking water everyday has many health benefits. It aids in digestion, it keeps your joints, organs, and tissues functioning, and also has amazing all natural benefits for your skin. Yes, your skin!  If your diet consists of strictly coffee, tea, soda’s or even juices, you are not giving your body and skin the hydration it needs. 

Without proper hydration your skin can look dull, it will be dry, and it can also promote larger pores and wrinkles. It’s amazing to see the changes in your skin over a very short period of time just by cutting out some of the unhealthy liquids and replacing it with good clean water. 

I myself was addicted to diet-Coke. I’m not gonna lie or sugar coat– diet “stroke” as my friend would say! As a single mom, working, going to school and raising two kids, I devoured diet-Coke in huge quantities on a daily basis. The caffeine was my fuel. The  bubbling sensation in my throat gave me tingles. I was definitely addicted to it. My morning drink was diet coke, not to mention the 4 cans I drank at work everyday and then, of course, I would go to bed with one on my night table.

Fortunately, while I attended college as an adult, I was assigned a project to quit one thing in your life. I had to do this over the course of a semester, and document my progress along the way and then at the end write a paper focused on addiction. I succeeded in deleting diet-Coke from my life, first by slowly weaning on to flavored seltzer water (for the bubbly’s) then switching over to regular water. 

The health benefits have astronomically changed my life. I’m no longer fueled by caffeine and my body and skin are glowing from being properly hydrated and not full of the garbage that soda is made from. People actually comment on how healthy my skin looks.

Take a peek online and do a little research and you will find many articles and advice about the benefits of drinking water and staying hydrated. As with anything else body related, consult your doctor if you’re going to be making any sudden drastic changes, especially if you have health issues. But, most importantly water yourself and stay healthy, happy and glowing!

 

~Mamalady

My Trip To Sephora

My trip to Sephora…

Hi Friends! Selena here. How’s everyone doing? 

While shopping I had noticed that my very same items I was going for were in gift sets and they were full sized products! 

I left the store a very happy Selena because I knew I got a good deal. I made two separate purchases and used my Sephora points to get $10 off each transaction. If you didn’t know you could do this ask the cashier and you’re welcome. 

The eye cream I use is Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado ($50). The cost is not an issue for me because I know it works and it’ll last me 5-6 months, so I am always mentally prepared. But when I saw it in a set with the full sized moisturizer ($32), a full sized corrective dark spot serum ($56) and a decently sized face wash all for $74…. I was sold! I figured Brian (my Fiance’) could use the skincare, his routine is nonexistent. 

Kiehl’s Since 1851 Brighten Up & Glow 

The moisturizer I use is Fresh Rose & Hyaluronic Acid Deep Hydration Moisturizer ($42). It’s so good I want to eat it. I found her in a set with the Fresh Rose Deep Hydration Toner ($45), which I had never tried but had been eyeing her for a very long time and just never purchased. The set is $68 but was and still is on sale for a whopping $55. What a good deal, I called all my friends hollering about how I basically pulled a fast one on Sephora (I did not). Since then I have tried the toner and I love it 10 out of 10…for now. 

Fresh Rose Hydration Skincare Essentials 

Well that’s all the time we have left, wasn’t that such a good Sephora visit? I’m still high off all those savings. If you’re in need of some self care now is the time to pull the trigger. I’m itching to wash my face and do my nighttime routine! If you have any questions or would like me to review a product please DM me @Selena_willcutyou 

Ciao for now 

Xoxo