Zit Ointment for Flawless Skin

I am someone who’s had at least one pimple on my face from the time I was about 12. I’ve used tons of different ointments, and the only thing they’d do is leave a dry ring around the pimple, and that’s about it.

Then, I walked into a LUSH Cosmetics store for my first time in March of 2012, and my life has been forever changed: I overheard one of the sales people telling another customer about their Grease Lightning product, and thought I’d give it a try as I was going to my friend’s wedding the next day, and I felt a pimple starting to surface.

That night, I put a dab of the clear gel on the spot, and by morning, it was gone. Shocked, I put more Grease Lightning on every other mini-zit or potential zit-to-be, and all of them disappeared after a few (at most) applications. It’s been over a year since I started using the product, and I’ve only had a couple full pimples go through their whole cycle. For the most part, though, I stop them dead in their tracks with the first application, and they’re gone after one to three more applications.

Not only does it work, though, it doesn’t affect the rest of my skin at all! It doesn’t dry my skin or leave a mark. The worst it does is (if you put it on thick enough) the gel will flake off when it dries.

I even recommended it to a family friend a few months ago who has two teens with acne, and when I saw them again, after a month or so, their skin looked 97% better. And it costs less than $15 for a bottle that will probably last 10 years!

How to use Grease Lightning:

  1. Buy Grease Lightning Cleanser with this link.
  2. Clean the spot.
  3. Dab a little bit on the spot before bed.
  4. If it’s still there in the morning, clean the spot again, and dab a little more on at least 30 minutes before putting makeup on top.
  5. Repeat as necessary (even every few hours if necessary) until the zit is gone.



Lotion Alternative for People with Allergies

Body Conditioner

I’d been searching high and low for a lotion that wouldn’t make me break out in a rash. I think it’s because almost every lotion out there contains orange, rosemary, rice or some chemical. Lo and behold, I’ve finally found something to keep my skin smooth (and not oily, which could easily be achieved by slathering myself with olive oil):

It’s Ro’s Argan Body Conditioner. It’s a LUSH Cosmetics product, so you know it’s handmade with fresh ingredients. It does contain lemon oil, so it’s not good for people who are allergic to all citrus, but it definitely works for my orange allergy, and it looks like it would work for people who are allergic to sulfites too.

I just put it on in the shower, rinse it off, and I’m moisturized for about 48 hours, completely eliminating my need for any other body lotion.

Here’s a link to LUSH Cosmetics‘s website where you can read the full list of ingredients and purchase Ro’s Argan Body Conditioner:

Lush Bath Products



Best Place to get Jeans

The best place to get jeans is the Warehouse Sale, which travels around the country offering brand-name jeans for cheap, including  True Religion, Genetic, Hudson, Chip & Pepper, Joe’s, and many more.

Their next sale in LA is on March 29, 2009. Visit http://www.thewarehousesale.com to register. It’s free to get into the sale as long as you register ahead of time. (Also, I highly recommend getting there early and waiting in line.)


Best Hairstylist in the Conejo Valley

Rita will not only give you a great haircut, she is sweet, inexpensive, and will give you a massage experience when she washes your hair. She spends time with her clients, giving a relaxing experience, and honestly cares if they leave happy. If you are looking for someone new or a hairstylist who will better fit in your budget, make an appointment with her. I’ve paid over $100 for a haircut before, and they had nothing on Rita!

Rita’s cell: 818-987-3262 – you must call her to make an appointment

Salon: The Last Tangle, 28858 Roadside Drive, Agoura Hills, CA 91301

Rita’s website: http://www.goodbyname.com/rita.

The Best Age-Defying Cream

I would highly recommend derma e for an age-defying cream, their DMAE – Alpha Lipoic – C-Ester Retexturizing Creme is only $22.50 for 2 oz. and works like you wouldn’t believe!

I got a free sample and was using it like lotion. In a couple weeks, my fine lines began to disappear. They haven’t come back after about 6 months. However, fine lines that are used regularly, like my smile lines, are not going away after daily use of the cream. Even so, my skin looks much better than before I started using the product.

Is this product different than other similar creams and why is it so inexpensive? Derma e makes their own products from scratch, unlike most skin-care companies, which makes many of their products better and almost all of their products less expensive than more well-known companies’ products. Also Derma e spends very little on packaging and marketing, also keeping their costs low.