Beauty Best – Beauty Bio

Beauty Bio. I am sure you have seen it around social media. The female run beauty business from Dallas. If you are like me, you might be skeptical of products or brands that are “overly sold” on social media. The more influencers or ads I see selling a product, the more I am turned off. That is me being 100% honest.  I always loved the packaging of Beauty Bio but the more influencers who, “omg love it so much” made me wonder if they actually liked it or were just talking about it because it was sponsored. This thought process goes for any product I see being “oversold,” not just Beauty Bio. Okay, I digress.

I was gifted Beauty Bio by my friend Krystal as part of our bridesmaids gift. After a boozy rehearsal dinner I was in need of anything that decreased my puffiness and hydrated my skin. I quickly opened the beautiful package and unboxed the Rose Quartz DePuffing Roller. I was always skeptical (Okay, really I am not a skeptical person but in this post, I am), if rollers actually de-puffed. I didn’t understand the science behind it. I am a puffer. My face will puff if I have the tiniest bit of salt, alcohol, or really anything in general. It is a real debby-downer. On the search to help my puffiness, I got a lymphatic drainage massage. The masseuse explained that certain people (me!) retain water and that massaging the areas towards the lymph nodes can help flush out the extra fluid. This is what the roller, if used correctly, does! When you roll the quartz toward your lymph-nodes it helps speed up the process of drainage. I.e. your puffiness.  Added bonus, the cold stone just feels good on a tired face!

I also received the cleanser, moisturizer, lip serum, and Vitamin E oil. After two months of use, I am sold! And y’all, I am not paid to say that, I truly mean it! Their products work, smell insanely good and feel amazing on the skin. My favorite has been the Vitamin E oil and moisturizer. I use both morning and night and feel like my skin is really benefiting from what they have to offer. I am no beauty blogger so I don’t want to go through each product and list the benefits, all I can say is, my skin is looking and feeling better. I have very dry skin and both of these products soak into my skin so quickly. I can tell they start working their magic pretty quickly.
One way I know I like a product, I am fearful of the day it runs out! My current state: fearful! I use sparingly.


My Favorite Self Tanner

My quest for the perfect self-tanner started back in 2001. This 18 year journey has taken me from oompa-loompa to now, a bronzed Goddess. How did I become a bronzed Goddess? Tan Luxe. It truly gives you the most gorgeous, soft, I just got back from the beach, tan.

My biggest complaint about self tanner has never been the color but the smell. I don’t know if my skin soaks self-tanner in too much or the PH balance doesn’t match but I ALWAYS feel like I stink of self-tanner up until it fades away. However, and I am not just saying this, I do not get that same awful smell when I use Tan Luxe. There is a tiny hint of tanner but after I shower I never smell it again.

On days I want a full body tan I use, The Gradual. I put it on after my nighttime shower and sleep in it. I wash it off first thing in the morning and I emerge looking like I just got kissed by the sun. Even my husband, who doesn’t even notice when I change my hair, has commented on what a good tan I have. Or maybe that just shows how awful my previous self-tanning experiences have been.

Lastly, my favorite part is they make, The Face, which are drops you add to your personal daily moisturizer and they add a hint of gradual color. I first noticed my friends face seemed to have this gorgeous glow so I had to figure out what they were using, it was always The Face. It is such an unbelievable product but it sells out quickly! If you have the opportunity to buy it, BUY IT RIGHT THEN!

How Not To Get Stretch Marks When Pregnant

Stretch Mark: A dreaded product of pregnancy. There are so many articles out there on different ways to avoid getting stretch marks. I mean, you can really hear some crazy suggestions if you just google for it. I truly believe they are due to many different aspects, one being heredity. That being said, this post can’t guarantee you won’t get them during your pregnancy, but I did want to share the products I am using and tips I have heard that I believe have really helped me avoid these little creatures.

  1. HYDRATION – This is seriously key! Throughout your entire pregnancy, to avoid stretch marks or not you should really up your water intake. I try to drink about 2-3L of Evian a day and I can really tell a big difference in my energy level, my skin, and my overall well-being. Every doctor will tell you this is a key necessity to your pregnancy. You can also do research and learn that hydrated skin is easier to stretch which can help avoid stretch marks.

 2. Mama Mio Tummy Rub Oil – I use a LOT of different (and baby safe) oils on my belly. I have tried around four and one I really swear by is this one by Mama Mio. I first heard of Mama Mio when I read an article saying Khloe Kardashian used it on her neck after stealing it from Kourtney when she was pregnant. The Mama Mio products are really nourishing and rub in very well. I can tell a big difference when I don’t use it!

Mama Mio Keep Calm Nipple Balm – Most women are so concerned about preventing stretch marks on their belly’s that they forget their breast. You forget that they can grow up to three sizes larger during pregnancy. That is a LOT of growing and stretching! I double up on this Mama Mio Nipple balm and the Mama Mio oil every night. I rub it together put it all over my breast so that I can help them also avoid getting stretch marks. It is the most hydrating combination I have tried thus far. Another fun fact – Being that I have large breast I get fine lines near my cleavage. I put it on my chest too and have really noticed a HUGE difference in the disappearance of those fine lines and the overall smoothness of my chest skin.

Mama Mio Tummy Rub Butter – This is actually the very first product I purchased for stretch marks. I used it by itself for a really long time before I added oil. It is so rich and hydrating but I felt like I wanted something to in addition with it to make it go on smoother. Now, I put the oil on first and then layer this on top as a barrier to keep all the moisture and oil on the skin.

Beauty Counter Baby Oil – This is marketed as baby oil but after posting it on my Instagram everyone was saying they loved it for themselves when pregnant. Even my sister said she used it on her belly. After further googling I have even read that people use it for the eczema! I absolutely love this oil because not only it is Beauty Counter (which means it is safe and clean) it is also lighter than the other oils. It goes on so well and really seeps into the skin quickly. I plan to always have this on stock, be it for me or the baby. I will use this and then add the Mama Mio butter on top.


Coconut Oil – If you aren’t in the market to buy these other products Coconut oil has a ton of advantages and is 100% clean and safe. One of its many advantages is its reputation for preventing stretch marks. Because of its high amount of Vitamin E research has said it is an excellent fighter in the battle with stretch marks.

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