Sunday, May 20, 2012

100% True Tricks and Tips for Acne, Blackheads, and Cysts!

So this is it! I'm going to reveal some of secrets on how to get acne-ridden skin! Here are my top favs:


Oh yeah, man, I'm not joking. What I've found over the last couple years is that natural remedies, stuff that your grandma might have done back in the day, totally works today! So here's how it works, if you feel a pimple coming then whip out an ice cube and hold it to the sore. (Remember that this can be dangerous if you leave it on for too long. So take many breaks, especially when it starts to get numb.) Keep treating the spot for 5 minutes.  (If the size of the spot got smaller then it's working!) Now take a cotton ball and some lemon juice and place a few drops onto the cotton.  hold the cotton to the spot and let it sit there and absorb for 5 more minutes.  (If you feel it starting to itch, that's good because the sore is reacting to the lemon juice!) Now keep in mind this isn't always going to work for all spots.  Cysts will not react the same way as pimples because a cyst is basically a how bunch of pimples in one! Also, it this treatment only works at its best when you feel the pimple coming, not when it actually has developed.


Cysts are the worst, and if you've never had them thank your lucky stars you haven't.   I've had my fair share of cysts. My worst was last year and it stayed on the tip of my nose for over a month!  I tried everything, but nothing worked.  I finally did some research and found from the little information that was there that unless you wanted to spend huge bucks with a dermatologist, it's best to fight it with a lot of acne treatment.  You have to out-think the enemy.  So when I feel like a cyst is coming on, and yes they do have a different feeling that reg. pimples, I immediately bring out the heavy stuff.

  • have multiple kinds of acne treatment--different brands, etc--and alternate every day.  Do NOT follow a pattern!  Be spontaneous! 
  • NEVER EVER put lotion or moisturizer on the cyst, it will make it grow and last longer!
  • Don't touch it and especially don't pop it! It will retaliate and give you a huge breakout. 
  • Switch up facial soaps and avoid scrubs of any kind until the blemish is cleared up
Cysts last the longest. So even with all this heavy-duty treatment, it will remain for as long as a week and a half. Eww.


...are a complete life saver.  Over the years, I've been dealing with more and more stress which has unfortunately allowed me to contract body acne.  It mostly consists on my back and a little on my chest, but it's humiliating.  I already avoid wearing tight clothing and sleeping with my hair down, but I've found that fabric softener is a major contributor to my problem.  Fabric softener has a waxy residue that coats washed clothes and for those with sensitive skin, it can cause breakouts.  Using dryer ball is alternative way of eliminating this problem.  Basically you place them in your dryer and run around your clothes, cutting down drying time and making clothes softer than before! I suggest getting at most 6 dryer balls.  Do not use them on delicates or any large pore-y clothing.  As of now, I'm completely body acne free! I haven't had trouble ever since I started using this method. 

Good luck, everyone! I'll have more tips up soon!


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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Best Homemade Movie EVER

I'm becoming a real Merlin junkie. (I really wish to have the first three seasons so that I can watch them!!) So I came across this video based on the relationship between Merlin and Morgana.  I've always thought it'd be an interesting thing to see them try to have a bit of romance instead of always having to battle it out.  This guy is AWESOME! I seriously think it's one of the best made youtube videos I've ever seen.  Even though it's 15 minutes long, it's totally and irrevocably worth it.



Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Palladio Herbal Primer

This is the only primer I've ever used that doesn't break me out or feel heavy.

I'm not kidding you.  It's amazing! And before I go into further details, I want to make something clear.  I have said in the past that I don't care for primers because all they do is clog your pores.  However, during the circumstances in which I needed to wear cosmetics that'd keep my makeup from melting off; I bought this primer thinking that for $12 it was worth a shot.  

I had heard reviews about it before and they all had good things to say.  Some of theses reviews even stated that it paralleled with the high-brand primer, Smashbox.   The only difference was the price (Smashbox being priced at $40 a pop).

Guys, this is the best primer for the best price.  It's so smooth, it goes on like butter, and if feels like it's not even there! I tried this for a full week and I haven't broken out yet.  ;) Wooo!

Application:  Take a little less than a pee-sized amount and divide that around the face, blend

Skin type: All

Tips: It may not feel like a lot, but trust me, it'll keep. Don't keep applying it because you can't feel it on your skin!


Definitely worth the money, folks! :D

Good luck!


Thursday, February 23, 2012

Palladio Makeup Trial

The Mission: The target, Palladio makeup line, is to be worn all week in an effort to find out whether it's a good "bang-for-my-buck".

The tools: (1) Palladio Herbal Primer (2) Palladio Herbal Powder-Finish Foundation (3) RPC: Rice Powder

Original Contact: Youtube. I came across the brand last year as I was deciding whether or not I needed a setting powder.

History of Target: As stated on their official website,, under the page "About Us":
"Palladio Beauty Group is a company based in Hollywood, Florida formed by a group of experts in the cosmetics and beauty industry on November 1st 1999.
The company was formed with the principal idea of providing high quality products at affordable prices.  
PBG is the manufacturer of Palladio “Herbal & Vitamin Enriched Cosmetics”.
Palladio is a full line of herbal and vitamin enriched cosmetics.  Enriched with essential herbs and vitamins such as; Green Tea, Chamomile, Ginseng, Ginkgo Biloba, Aloe Vera and Anti-Oxidant Vitamins A, C, D & E to improve the skins elasticity and combat aging."
Additional Information: After intense research, there has been no sighting of ONE bad review.  Not a single one.  All consumers seems to be overall very content with this line of cosmetics.  This, at the time, seemed highly suspicious since the prices for a seemingly a high quality brand is quite low.  Reviews have even compared said brand to designer brands like MAC, Smashbox, and Makeup Forever. 
Present Observations: The Foundation had immediate impressions.  It has a thick consistency and when applied it smells of powder--this last fact is an understandable and highly logical idea since the product is called "Powder-Finish".  Primer is incredibility helpful and works quite well.  The powder give a nice finish and keeps oil at bay longer than other powders previously owned. 
More to report at a later date.  
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