Poshmark – A Bigger & Better Yard-sale!

Hey guys! While I’m still on vacation on the beautiful Edisto Island, I thought I’d share with you my thoughts on the app called Poshmark! I just downloaded it last week and have already made my first sale!

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Alright, so basically Poshmark is an online community of buyers and sellers centered around fashion, i.e, clothing, jewelry, shoes, etc. (Note that some people sell other things such as makeup, or even movies and games!) You can choose to just buy from sellers on Poshmark, or, if you want to make some money and get rid of clothes you don’t wear, you can list them for sell. It’s actually really easy; you just take a photo or two of your item and upload it, give it a nice title and description, and set the price you’d like to charge. Generally, you keep 80% of your profits in exchange for Poshmark taking care of other fees.

This is my profile page (you should follow me ^_^)

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When you make a sell, Poshmark sends you a shipping label, which you can slap on a box and send off in the mail! Then, you can withdraw your profits into your bank account!

Now, there are some rules of etiquette that you should know of –
1. You pretty much must follow to be followed (most people will always follow back!)
2. Don’t “like” an item unless you are considering buying it.
3. If someone “shares” your item, share an item of theirs to return the favor!

Other than that, it’s easy-peasy! Everyone I’ve encountered has been super nice, and it’s a really fun way to recycle your wardrobe!

I look forward to seeing you all on Poshmark! PS. If you buy from me, I’ll be more than happy to give you guys a 15% discount on bundles – just let me know you’re from WordPress 🙂 Happy Shopping!

First Impressions: Splat Washables Temporary Hair Dye

For as long as I can remember my family constantly drilled me. “Never dye your hair, Claire.” they’d say, albeit with good reason and intentions no doubt. I love my red hair; it’s totally unique and is a big part of who I am! However, there are some days when I want to step outside of my normal style scope and experiment a bit. I can’t very well bleach my hair and dye it; that’d be too damaging…hmm, what about washable hair dye? I didn’t even really know that was an option until I saw these at Ulta…

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Now I did know about hair chalk, but it was always hard for me to work with. I thought these would be a dream…

So I bought the shades Purple Swag and Hot 4 Pink. Each package comes with a 1.5 oz tube of color and an applicator which I strongly suggest against using (it pulled and tangled my hair!) So far I’ve only tried the pink shade, but I’ve tried it enough times to know how well it works. They also have a red and blue shade if that’s more your style. 

Here’s me with the pink shade:

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As you can see, the color is pretty vibrant, something I was a little worried about since my hair’s kinda dark.  I was a little surprised with how long it took to achieve the color though – you’re supposed to drape a towel around you, apply the color, dry with low heat, and set with hairspray. It took me over fifteen minutes each time. For the future, I’m definitely going to just dye one streak, or just the ends of braids, pigtails, etc. 

Alright, let me get all my thoughts out in this handy list.

Pros: Vibrant color, washes out easily, cheap ($6.99), 3-5 good uses per tube

Cons: applicator brush hurts, makes hair crunchy (not easy to style), tends to bleed off even when set with hairspray

So that’s it! I hope this can help you make a decision if you’re debating it. And P.S – Definitely try something like this out before you full-on dye your hair, it could help you decide if you like it or not! 

As always, thank you for reading! 

Clarisonic Mia 2 Evaluation

Two words. MIXED FEELINGS.

Before buying my Clarisonic I had looked up so many reviews, watched tutorials on Youtube, and tried my best to decide if this was worth the $150 I spent. All of the research I did said “yes”. The lady at the counter where I bought it even said “Oh you’re gonna just love it; it even gets rid of those pesky little milia seeds!”  Now, bear in mind that my few little milia seeds aren’t even that noticeable, but when she said that I basically threw my money at her. I even got a deal since I bought one of the last Christmas package sets they had – it came with a few extra goodies for free. I was sooo excited to try it, and thought I was hot stuff the first few times I used it, but, as time went buy, I became a little discouraged. Here’s why.

This is my Mia 2 (Don’t mind how orange it looks; I just washed my face)

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It certainly is pretty, and very easy to use. But here’s where it gets a little fuzzy. Many of the reviews I read said that the Clarisonic was a miracle, that it cleared up all of their skin problems, blah, blah, blah. For me however, the Mia 2 did not eliminate my problems. It didn’t even remove my milia seeds, even after five months of using it! Even after using for that long, I still struggle with blackheads around my T-zone, and I still get pimples regularly every few weeks.

The thing is – this device cleans your skin like nobodies business. I know, I know, that sounds completely contradictory to what I just stated above, but it really does. I would choose this any day over bare hands or a washcloth. I firmly believe that it is much healthier for your skin if you use a device like this. So now onto the tricky part: Do I recommend this product to you guys?

I’m going to go with a YES simply because of two reasons.

1. It really does clean your skin phenomenally, and there are many different brush heads to suit many different skin types. Delicate, super-sensitive skin even? They have a brush head for that.

2. If you buy a holiday package like I did, you’ll get a lot of extra goodies like this.

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From left to right: Clarisonic Refreshing Gel Cleanser, carrying bag, and safety case.

Granted, the cleanser isn’t anything special, but it works nevertheless.

So all in all, I think this product does what it’s supposed to do, even if it didn’t “magically” transform my skin. What do you guys think? Any of you have a Clarisonic, and if so, do you like it?

Cinnamon Bun Mask (That You Can Eat, Too!)

It’s seriously been awhile; I could use the excuse that I’ve been busy with my online class or volunteering, but honestly I just haven’t felt inspired to blog lately! Thankfully, now I have a lot of cool things to show you guys!

Im gonna start with this awesome concoction I whipped up the other day, what I dub the “Cinnamon Bun Mask”. You’re gonna need plain yogurt, honey, and cinnamon powder.

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Just mix 2 tbs yogurt, 1 tbs honey, and 1 tsp cinnamon until you have a nice mixture like this.

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Distribute it evenly on your face, and leave on for 15-30 mins. Rinse off with warm water and pat dry.

This face mask is great for sensitive or acne prone skin, due to the lactic acid and the cinnamon. The honey makes it gentle and nourishing for skin in need of tlc! Also, it smells AMAZING. I wanted to leave it on all night! Plus, you can totally just eat whatever you didn’t use!

So go ahead and try this one out ☺️!
Hope you guys enjoy! Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram so I can follow you too! @clairedelune1113