Skin Care w/ Me

Hey yall! I made a video on how I do my skin care routine ! Keeps my face nice and shinny, moisturized and beautiful ! Let me know what you think in the comments below!

Here is the link:

Until next time, Ashadah Austin xoxo

How I Relax on Wednesdays

Always take the time and energy to restore yourself for the next day or new beginning. I find myself doing so, by dedicating a day to just chill, and melt away in my bathtub; that is how I relax on Wednesdays.

Why Take A Bath?

The benefits of taking a bath will alleviate stress, create endorphins, and transform your surroundings into a very relaxing vibe for your body. I recently took my first bath in almost 13 years about a month ago. I never felt so relaxed and gentle, plus the stress went away after feeling so much better about myself. It takes a lot of courage to just appreciate your body, your atmosphere, and to gather your thoughts.

Steps to taking a bath:

  1. Find a bathtub and run the water with some lushy and lavish bubbles!
  2. Decorate your tub atmosphere with candles, crystals, flowers, or anything that makes you feel super relaxed and good about yourself! (Even play some music to set the tone)
  3. Drop in some essential oils, flower pedals and bath bombs !

Things to do during a bath:

  1. Use a shower jelly, shower gel, or bar of soap to add some silky suds to your skin!
  2. Meditate! Take this time for your spirit to become aligned! This will also decrease stress level, especially with the crystals around.
  3. Read a book of your choice.
  4. Watch a Show that interests you.
  5. Do a Face, Hair, or Foot Mask.

I chose Wednesdays to relax the most out of the week because it gives me a quick breather before continue the rest of the week. A halfway break to the real break (the weekend). Hump day is the mark of half the week, so it is good to take a breath, relax, and enjoy the moment whenever you can.

My favorite part about taking a bath, especially with Lush products, is that it saves money on water (because it is not running down the drain like the shower), and I get to enjoy myself with only myself. I like using their products because they have fresh ingredients with essential oils. This company also fight against animal testing and donate to numerous charities! (vegan & vegetarian only products)

It is good to give yourself the chance to be alone with your mind and body to really appreciate what you have. You.

Below I have some quick easy videos of how I use the bubble bar and bath bomb in my bath tub!

How to use a Bubble Bar from Lush Cosmetics
How to use a Bath Bomb from Lush Cosmetics

Until Next Time xoxo

Winter Skin Care Products

I went shopping yesterday and gathered some products I think will help extract the rough patches of my face and smooth everything out for a flawless natural look!

I used these products before and I have no complaints, I receive more compliments about my face when I have no makeup on, and it is also good to use under your makeup before starting.


(These products are for my dry skin type)

  1.  Rosewater Vinegar Balancing Face Mist by pearlessence { Great for toning your face from dark marks. }
  2. Rose Water Hydrating Face Mist by pearlessence { I spray this usually after I wash my face before I go to bed and after I shower in the morning. I also spray this on my face before I apply makeup and primer. This mist is also a good alternative to finishing spray -dewy- but not long lasting }
  1.  Jasmine Oil Hydrating Oil by Measurable Difference { I apply this oil after I spray the rose water in the mornings. Sometimes I use a small sample for my brushes }
  2. Pure Grapeseed Oil by Life-flo { Grapeseed oil is great for kinky/curly hair. Very hydrating and protective. This oil is also great for the body and face. }
  3. Ashanti Naturals Creamy 100% African Shea Butter by Ashanti Naturals and is a product of Ghana. { This product is the epiphany of to never have dry skin during the winter. I love using Shea butter. Its great for: Skin, stretch marks, wrinkles, dark spots, lips, hair & scalp. }
  1. Goats Milk : coconut fragranced soap enriched with goats milk by Castelbel Porto { This soap was made in Portugal and is amazing on my skin. I do not like to use soaps that have no properties for my body to take away from like Dove or Irish Spring etc. So I recommend this as a body wash soap}
  2. Awaken soap: Deep cleansing for all skin types with peppermint and essential oil by Olivia Care { This is a vegan friendly soap and it is based out of LA, California.

Last but not least…..drink plenty of WATER! Water will clear your acne, your irritation, and keep you hydrated throughout your body all winter long! Infuse it with fruits like lemon, grapes, strawberries, raspberries, etc to feel good on the inside and look good on the outside!

What are your favorite winter skin care products to use? Do you have dry, oily or combination skin?

Until Next Time,

Ashadah Austin β™₯