August Beauty Round Up

We are officially back in the swing of things since arriving back home from vacation. Nestling our Kodiak Canvas under a canopy of South Carolina pines for a week was blissful and had me begging for Autumn. With the blanket of leaves and pine needles tucking in mother earth’s soil, one may think that fall was nigh until feeling the 90 some-odd degree heat hit you full force purging sweat from every pore on your body.

Each day at Huntington Beach State Park was spent cooling off on the beach, riding bikes, spotting alligators and swatting mosquitos. HBSP was a neat campground that offered just enough to keep our days busy without leaving the grounds. With turquoise iron gate windows and brick washed with weathered white paint, Adalaya Castle calls HBSP home and welcomes tourists to walk with her back into time. The castle offers tours during the day if you need a break from the beach or you can do a ghost tour at night. If you do this I recommend staying at the back of the line and walking through the black engulfed halls without the crowd.

Vacations are always highly anticipated but as they come to an end I am ready to get home and get back to our routine unlike my little girl who sobbed uncontrollably when she was told we were leaving that morning. Making time for myself is something that I don’t let slip through as an afterthought and with all of our hard work packing-unpacking-a week of tent camping at the beach-packing-unpacking I’m ready to soak in a bath with my favorite mask and a good book.

Once upon a time, I was an esthetician. Rubbing people’s faces with high dollar products and teaching them about skin care was what paid the bills. It was a dream that I made come true but with an economical hardship and watching space free up on my schedule, I realized that I needed to make a change. Another job and baby later, I’m a stay-at-home-adventure-loving momma.

A few years ago, after seeing friends on social media share pictures of these magical monthly cosmetic bags I decided to join in and this being a way I “treat” myself each month. I soon realized that I was getting more items that I would never use versus items that I could put in my me-time repertoire. Amongst these cheap imported products, I stumbled across a company that offers quality, made in USA products that happen to be vegan and made of all things good. Little did I know that this company would become my go-to in all beauty products and change my hair and skin forever.

Pacifica Beauty. Made in Portland, Oregon. Free of sulfates, parabens, SLS or petroleum. 100% vegan and cruelty free. Sound good to you? Here are a list of a few of my favorite products.

Let’s start with hair.

After having my son my hair became extremely dry, brittle and the home of tangles that seemed to have zero hope to wrangle. I bought product after product. I tried to only use those that were natural but my hair continued feeling like hay (that’s the best way I can describe it). Against my desires I started buying sulfate infused products hoping that it would help get control over the myriad of problems going on in my hair. They didn’t help either. I considered cutting my hair but wanted to try something else first. I decided to try Pacifica Coconut Power Strong and Long shampoo and conditioner all because it was on sale at Whole Foods during a beauty event. My hair changed immediately. It was the craziest thing EVER. My soft hair returned leaving no tangles and hair that one would want to run their fingers through. Since then, I’ve use their Salty Waves Texturizing shampoo and conditioner and the Pineapple Curls Curl Defining Conditioner. They are all amazing. If you have curly hair (my husband and son have tight curls) you HAVE to try the Pineapple Curls. You won’t regret it. Also, the Hairvana leave in conditioner and the Salty Waves texturizing spray are also must-haves. Might I add that each one of these products smell absolutely phenomenal. I haven’t used a product that smell as good as these.

My skincare go-tos…

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Pacifica Beauty Sea Foam Complete Face Wash – You only need a dot of this wash! It foams up nicely and removes ALL of my makeup
Pacifica Beauty Coconut Water Micellar Cleansing Tonic – I had this before the Sea Foam face wash. At the time I was using Burt’s Bees face cleanser. When I would get finished showering I could tell I still had grime on my face. With just a bit of this micellar tonic on a rag, I wiped of the remainder of the makeup and grime that BB left behind. Never again BB! Girl bye.
Pacifica Beauty Coconut Water Face Wipes – perfect for camping or any other travels! TIP: I keep these on my night stand for my lazy nights.
Pacifica Beauty Sea Change Future Youth Serum — I use this every night! It’s weightless and non-greasy and it’s currently on sale!
NON-PACIFICA ITEM  — Acure Brilliantly Brightening Face Scrub – I landed a sample of this scrub in a beauty bag from Whole Foods earlier in the year and fell in love with it. My skin feels so smooth and looks rejuvenated after using this. Pacifica also has an amazing scrub (I was needing a scrub in a pinch and Ulta, Target, nor Whole Foods carries their scrub– bummer) called Glow Baby Youthful Face Scrub. Both of these scrubs consist of micro granules buffing all of those dead skin cells away and lifting all of that gunk like a breeze. You can’t go wrong with either one of these. The Acure face scrub smells amazing (reminds me of spa days) and is 4 ounces versus the Pacifica 1.7 ounces. I am currently using the Acure and felt that I would be misleading if I didn’t share this item or if I solely recommended Pacifica.
Pacifica Kale Charcoal Ultimate Detox Mask – I love this mask. Once it’s dried you can wet your hands and rub it back into your skin loosening the dirt furthermore from your pores before you rinse. You can skip the scrub on these days!

My all time favorite product of Pacifica Beauty is the Kale Brighten Enzamatic Overhaul  Mask. IT.IS.THE.BUSINESS.
I’m not kidding you.
My pores are smaller, my skin is brighter and my skin simply looks (and feels) happy. Unfortunately Amazon doesn’t have a link for that mask for me to share with you – so sad. But Target should have it! I dont know what I will do if they discontinue this item!

If you’re looking for something new to try check out one of these. I’m not sponsored in any way by Pacifica I just love the company, products and the results that I see from these listed.

Happy Tuesday ya’ll!

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