Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Halloween Festive Makeup Look For People Without Costumes

 
Halloween Makeup Look for People Without Costumes - BeautyMindSpirit
 Hello my dears! If you're like me and you can't do anything spectacular for Halloween... or you don't have a costume, I created a makeup look just for this occasion! It still shows festive dedication. I hope you have a great Halloween and that all the best candy finds its way to you :)

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Halloween Makeup Look for People Without Costumes - BeautyMindSpirit

Halloween Makeup Look for People Without Costumes - BeautyMindSpirit

Friday, October 16, 2015

The BEST Charcoal Cleanser I've Ever Used | Black Paint Review

 
Black Paint Review by BeautyMindSpirit.com
A couple months ago I was contacted by a Japanese skincare company called Black Paint. They found my video I did on Good Karma Skincare which is an all natural skincare line that was founded locally here in the twin cities and co-founded by a dear friend of mine. I took some time and researched this company, fell in love with their story, and knew that I would be very interested in trying out their products. They sent me their blackpaint soap ($29.99) and konjac sponge ($9.99) to try. I have spent the last couple of months working with them for this review.

First of all, when I review brands I immediately navigate to their story. I think this is something many of us overlook. I think it's so important to pay attention to the dreams and aspirations of people who create companies, because more times than not - they inspire us and help us realize the potential of every single being on this planet. If you have a dream... a feeling... a desire to do something on this planet, you are more than capable of making it happen!

Black Paint was started by a mother named Miyuki, who was on a mission to help her daughter achieve inner and outer health due to some health issues she was facing. Her daughter was experiencing rashes and irritation on her skin and doctors were beginning to turn her away since they could not find a solution. None of the creams prescribed were working. After doing her own researching and getting back in touch with Mother Nature and some of her culture's ancient skin care recipes, she was able to find healing in plant based oils and ingredients derived from Mother Earth. To read more of her beautiful story, click here.
 
Black Paint Soap Review - BeautyMindSpirit.com

Black Paint Soap

I immediately fell in love with this soap the first time I used it. Do you ever get that feeling when you just know you're going to love something? Yeah, that happened to me. I've already been a big fan of charcoal cleansers for my oily t-zoned skin... but this one is the best charcoal-based cleanser I have ever used. I believe it has to do with the 23 types of organic plant oils that are infused in this soap. There's a synergy between the charcoal and the other ingredients that make up the soap. I mean, just check out the ingredient list: SOAP FOUNDATION, WATER, JOJOBA SEED OIL, UREA, OLIVE OIL, ALMOND OIL, PINE EXTRACT, CHARCOAL, PALM OIL, COCONUT OIL, RAW SUGAR, IRON OXIDE, HYDROLYZED SILK, LAVENDER OIL, HONEY, GREEN TEA LEAVES, DAMASK ROSE OIL, MACADAMIA NUT OIL, AVOCADO OIL, ROSEHIP OIL, GRAPE SEED OIL, EVENING PRIMROSE OIL, FLAXSEED OIL, BORAGE SEED OIL, SAFFLOWER OIL, SUNFLOWER SEED OIL, PEANUT OIL, SESAME OIL, WALNUT SEED OIL, PERILLA FRUTESENS SEED OIL, APRICOT KERNEL OIL, HAZELNUT SEED OIL, ROSE OIL (taken directly from the website)! How sexy is that ingredient list?!

What does this soap do? It helps to maintain the skin's natural PH balance and support the important moisture barrier our skin naturally creates through its own oil - all whilst giving your skin the kind of cleansing it needs. That right there is the most beautiful thing about this cleanser. It leaves the skin's natural moisture barrier alone. This barrier protects our skin from external assaults, such as dry air, dirt and damaging UV sunlight, as well as preventing internal moisture from escaping. The soap is designed to draw out impurities, help diminish the appearance of pores by deeply, but gently extracting all of the debris inside of the pores. It also removes all traces of makeup (which I've tested and yes, it definitely does!). I have had less breakouts due to this soap and my skin feels clearer and more even-toned. The application process of this product is a little different from what we are used to. It's kind of like a mask... but you apply the bar directly to your face after it's been softened from warm water, and then after it's spread around massage it into your face with your fingers for a few minutes. You can see the directions in action by watching this video here. Also, I will be featuring this soap in an upcoming skincare routine video so be sure to subscribe to my channel and follow my blog so you don't miss it! 
 
Black Paint Konjac Sponge Review - BeautyMindSpirit.com
Black Paint Konjac Sponge

I've used a konjac sponge before, but it didn't impress me. This one, however, was really nice from Black Paint. This sponge is made from a part of the konjac plant and it's actually derived of vegetable fiber and also contains some of the charcoal that is used in the soap! This is a gentle exfoliating device...and is used after cleansing to help remove any remaining debris left in the pores. You let this soak in water for a few minutes and once it's soft, you lightly go over your face. I tend to use light, circular motions. It feels great and relaxing. I believe this helps my skin achieve its softer and more noticeably smoother texture lately.

There are other products available to try from Black Paint. They have a water toner, an oil rose water lotion, and a water cream moisturizer! I'm very curious to check them out myself since I fell in love with the first two products they sent me to review.

To see me talk about these products, check out my video review below on YouTube:
 
 

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Life is a Vibrational Dream Philosophy & Life Update

"Life is a temporary dream and you are its weaver." - BeautyMindSpirit.com
 The recent astrological events these last few months have created quite the arena of personal struggle and triumph for us, huh. So many challenges have risen for many of us in all the different sectors of our lives that need a sort of evolutionary reboot. I've been exhausted...and by exhausted, I mean... I've been in anguish over letting go or realizing certain areas in my heart that still hurt...still need to be healed... or even acknowledged. I've been hurt by a few people in my past that refuse to come forward and make peace with me. How do I heal those wounds by myself? That is something I am figuring out how to do and I know I can be happy without those closures. Not many human beings realize the weight of their choices and selfishly walk forward thinking that's the only way to move on. They allow this ghost of energy to exist that continues to haunt both people involved. It's a sort of karma tied at the soul level. They know not what they do. I've been so frustrated about this, but there's nothing I can do. I did my part and these people only know what they know. In the outer-dimensional state of our existence... we don't need closure anyway. There's no such thing. But while we are walking this Earth... living the Human Experience... it's very much REAL for us while we are HERE. So alas, I'm working on being happy regardless of what I am frustratingly tied to. It is the consequence of my choice to be in experiences with these people.

Learning to thrive without the closure of unfinished things - BeautyMindSpirit.com
On top of that, so many areas of my life demand my attention and fixing... or even changes. Anything that lingered in my dark and secret abyss came out to be dealt with and reborn. I had a health scare, my son struggled immensely with his transition into full time preschool. That ripped my heart out to pieces. It is so difficult to watch your child struggle with something. When you become a parent, you take on a mountain of a new kind of love. You feel their struggles ten fold. I'm very happy to report that he is doing so much better now and I feel that I can return to a little more normalcy within myself now that I know he isn't struggling as much. We fell in love with a house a few miles north of where we are now in an area I have been loving and living in for the past 7 years, and we bought it. This home was in need of a rebirth in itself. When we got the house, the previous owners left all of their sadness's in the forms of their trash behind. So much energetic weight filled the walls of this darkened home. We had unexpected expenses to clean up another person's sadness. While I prayed for the previous owners and smudged the house... I made a promise to bring life and light back to that home and to the land to which we will be coexisting within. I'm creating a video of the transformation... and how to bring in spiritual light into a home...so if you want to see what we do, subscribe to my channel and stay tuned on this blog for before and after photos.

There's a complexity of emotions that each of us are capable of feeling...and some of us feel complex emotions altogether at the same time for a million different aspects of our lives. This post of mine is a wake-up call to remind all of us that WE are co-creating our realities and our experiences individually and together with the Universe. When we have an experience with ourselves or other people... we create vibrational wavelengths that create shock waves into the inter-web of consciousness. Every choice has a vibrational outcome and that outcome becomes this verb of reality. Be conscious of your mind, your thoughts, and what you put out there. If things are feeling rough, remember that you are a beautiful life warrior and you can use this to your advantage. Use every struggle, every rough moment... as a way to develop you and improve on you. And if you're tired... take a break. Rest. That's okay, too.

Restful tree moment - BeautyMindSpirit.com

Thursday, October 1, 2015

July-September Favorites & Non-Favorites

July - September Monthly Favorites and Non-Favorites - BeautyMindSpirit

Hello, my loves! It's been a while since I've done one of these favorites videos. I had fallen behind on that one! Geesh. Anyway, I'm getting you caught up with all the favorite and non-favorite products I've discovered over the last few months. I hope you like the video!

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Products Mentioned:

Batiste Dry Shampoo - http://bit.ly/1M4qJjS
Aveda Thickening Tonic Spray - http://bit.ly/1M4qR2W
Biomega Up All Night Volume Foam - http://bit.ly/1M4qW6s
Zoeva Cocoa Blend Eyeshadow Palette - http://bit.ly/1KbQAdA
The Balm Smoke Balm Eyeshadow Palette - http://bit.ly/1M4r9XA
Maybelline The Falsies Mascara - http://bit.ly/1M4redB
Glossier Perfecting Skin Tint
L'Oreal True Match Compact Makeup - http://bit.ly/1M4rSry
L'Oreal True Match Powder - http://bit.ly/1M4rUzH
Nars Translucent Crystal Light Reflecting Setting Powder - http://bit.ly/1M4rZ6D
L'Oreal True Match Concealer - http://bit.ly/1M4s2PI
Elf Pinktastic - http://bit.ly/1M4s5v0
Becca Champagne Pop Highlighter - http://bit.ly/1M4s8XN
Girard Cosmetics Rose Hill Lip Gloss - http://bit.ly/1FL9dEo
Hikari Merlot Lip Gloss - http://bit.ly/1WnnfkB
Morphe M441 Blending Brush - http://bit.ly/1GpDk4d
Morphe M330 Pointed Blending Brush - http://bit.ly/1LmI0KD
Scentbird - http://bit.ly/1MsObtV
Michael Kors Sexy Amber - http://bit.ly/1M4szBm
Philosophy Purity Cleanser - http://bit.ly/1M4sBcm
Madison Medicinals Cocoa Lemon Body Butter - http://bit.ly/1GlynV1
Chobani Flip Yogurt - http://bit.ly/1M4sFsJ
Hanging Fringe Necklace from Target (couldn't find link)

YouTubers:
Sydney Jensen - http://bit.ly/1L7n8Fg
War Paint with Tara Michelle - http://bit.ly/1FLaag0

Non-Favorites:
Maybelline Better Skin Concealer - http://bit.ly/1LmIqk4
Maybelline Fit Me Powder (Normal to Dry) - http://bit.ly/1LmItMW
Circa Beauty Foundation - http://bit.ly/1LmItfT
Crystal Essence Deodorant - http://bit.ly/1LmIvEp
Lavanila Healthy Deodorant - http://bit.ly/1LmIxw2
Pantene Pro-V Dry Shampoo - http://bit.ly/1LmIyAl
Kardashian Beauty Dry Shampoo - http://bit.ly/1LmIBvP
Lush No Drought Dry Shampoo - http://bit.ly/1WAgw63