Beauty Creations by Cristina

Drunk Elephant Littles ~ Review

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I've been using the Drunk Elephant Littles since mid-Febraury, and I've been really enjoying it.  My skin type is combination/dry in the winter and combination/oily in the summer, so I change my skincare products depending on the time of year.  The package came with a pamphlet describing each product and a suggested use for them, so I decided to go ahead and use them as it said.

 The cleansing bars you could use both either day or night, but I decided to use the pekee bar during the day as the juju bar is an exfoliator.  The juju bar has an easy exfoliation so it doesn't tear your skin and can be used daily.  I feel that at night it's nice to use and take all the days pollutants away.  Even my 13 year old daughter used these on her skin and fell in love with them.  We love the way your skin feels clean and fresh after using them.  

During the mornings I'll use the C-Firma Day Serum and the B-Hydra Gel.  Some mornings if my face still feels rather dry I'll add the Lala Retro Whipped Cream.  Nights I use the T.L.C. Framboos Serum and the Lala Retro Whipped Cream.  I'll also add the Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil  since I've just exfoliated.  The oil sinks into your skin and doesn't leave a greasy residue on your face.  Recently it's been more cloudy then sunny here in Arizona, but when it is on the sunnier side I've added the Umbra Sheer Physical Daily Defense SPF 30.  

I think that they're great products and have worked on my skin like a charm.  I haven't had any dry patches while using these products, which can happen if I don't put enough hydration on my skin.  My top 3 by far have to be the cleansing bars, Lala Retro Whipped Cream for its high moisture and the luxury facial oil, for that extra non-oily hydration.  

Drunk Elephant has more products that I look forward to trying out.  

Dazzle Dry Nail Polish

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My trial with Dazzle Dry nail polish is a successful one.  As a hairstylist and a mom, working with people, kids and dishes all day everyday, nail polish doesn't usually last maybe more then a couple of days.  It usually gets chipped and doesn't look very attractive for other people to see or even for me to enjoy.  A client one day told me about the amazing manicure she received while she was on vacation and found out that the company was based right here in Chandler, AZ.  I love trying new things and this was something I had to try.  So I went and I purchased some.  I proceeded to follow the steps exactly, as they guarantee it for 10 days if you follow the directions.   One it says it drys in 5 minutes, which I'll tell you I was a bit skeptical.  But, it totally did!!!  I did my toes first and realized I had to run and get the girls so it was put to the test.  Socks and shoes didn't mess them up one bit.  Next, I did my finger nails and in the picture below, I've had them for a week. I don't think they look to shabby for a weeks worth of work, housework and just daily life.  I'm going to keep trying the product and next have the girls wear it, as they swim three times a week and just being active teenagers.  Keep following to see how it wears on them.

Peter Thomas Roth - Cucumber Gel Mask Review

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I've heard a lot of good things about the Peter Thomas Roth Line.  During the holidays you can find all kinds of sample kits to try,which I always love to get.  You can get skincare, makeup and perfume kits.  So this past December when Sephora was having there VIB Rouge or 20% off sale, I picked up a few skincare kits.  The #PTR Cult Classics package I purchased had this Peter Thomas Roth Gel Mask.

A little about my skin first.  I have combination skin, but during the winters I have combo/dry skin and opposite during the summer.  As I'm getting older I like to try and make my skin stay youthful and hydrated.  

My skin is so dry that I like to try and calm the redness and pulling that can sometimes happen.  It can also get patchy as well.  I pulled this mask out of the package, when I received it early December,  and tried it one morning when my skin was feeling super dry, red and patchy.  After washing my face I applied a generous layer of the mask on and let it sit for 10 minutes.  After the 10 minutes I gently washed it off and loved how it felt on my skin.  It didn't feel irritated or dry anymore and I proceeded to  put my makeup on.  The mask calmed my skin so much that it didn't leave any patchiness showing through the makeup.  The package says you can use it 1-2 times weekly or even daily.  That first week I used it daily as my skin need to get back to normal. Now that it's been about a month I use it probably twice a week so that it doesn't get to the point of being dry and patchy. 

This is definitely one product that I would say everyone needs in their routine who has pretty dry skin.  Once I've gone through this sample I will definitely be repurchasing the full size.

Matching PJ's for the Girls

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How hard is it to find matching pajamas for the family?  Now I've looked around through many sites and couldn't find ones that were cute and comfy for mom and teenagers.  But I found some!  Aerie, part of American Eagle Outfitters, has a great selection of sizes for every body type.  Their pajamas run from XXS to XXL.  So I got the girls matching pajamas, color and all and mine to match, with a different color.  Not only did we get matching pajamas, but my mother and sister got some too, for our New Years Eve pajama party!  



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