Beauty Gadget Alert: IlluMask

illumaskAs I’ve mentioned before, my skin is a wreck lately. I’m breaking out like crazy, particularly on my chin, neck, back and chest (sorry for the visual!).  I’ve tried a lot of different remedies short of taking a trip to the dermatologist.  While some have seemed promising, none have cleared by skin to my satisfaction.  So, I’ve been on the hunt for the holy grail of skincare.

While shopping at Walmart one day, I stumbled across illuMask Anti-Acne Mask.  According to the packaging, blue light energy kills acne bacteria on and below the surface of your skin, while red and infrared light helps repair cells to diminish swelling and inflammation. Unlike other masks, which leave you messy, and can be uncomfortable, using IlluMask is as simple as wearing sunglasses for 15 minutes a day.

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Local Spotlight: Tess Munster

Tess MunsterUnless you live under a rock, you have heard of Tess Munster! She broke the standards in the modeling industry this year, becoming the first plus size model to be signed to MILK Modeling Management (which makes her the first plus size model to sign to a major modeling company)! I discovered Tess on Instagram about 6 months ago, and immediately fell in love with her. She is beyond beautiful and has a very fun style. Being that I am on the heavier side, it is hard to find inspiration when trying to come up with outfits and anything to do with fashion. I can look at a typical magazine, however those outfits will not look like that on my body type, so I am truly thankful for Tess because that means that I will be able to open up a mainstream magazine and be able to identify with someone who looks like me, and whose clothes will most likely look like that on me as well. Tess is an inspiration for girls who often feel left out when it comes to feeling beautiful and knowing how to show their beauty off. Not only is she a model, but she is an activist. Tess started an Instagram page called #effyourbeautystandards, which promotes a healthy body image, and helps girls feel more comfortable with their size. I would like to personally congratulate Tess and say thank you for being an inspiration to girls all around the world! Good luck with everything. Keep slayin them, girl!


*Go follow Tess:

IG: TessHolliday

Twitter: Tess_Holliday


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