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It’s been awhile since I’ve talked about skin care. That might have something to do with the fact that I haven’t had my normal summer woes about it. Usually by this time of year my skin is suffering from a series of dry patches. But thanks to Ultrabland by Lush I’ve successfully avoided it so far.


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I lucked upon this product while staying with my friend Cruz earlier this summer. I was in San Francisco for work and he let me crash for an extended time at the Hotel de Cruz. The perks included full access to his assortment of Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics. That’s how I was introduced to Ultrabland. It’s just short of amazing!!! The combination of honey and beeswax makes my face feel clean, smooth and free of clogged pores. It might be called Ultrabland, but it is anything but. I highly recommend reading about them before you visit a shop. You can do that here. Don’t be put off by the small sizes and big price tag either. It’s worth the investment. It’s your face, it deserves the best!



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After my morning Ultrabland treatment I never forget to moisturize. Normally I reach for my L’Oreal, but a few times a week, when I’m especially feelin myself, I also opt for The Body Shop’s Vitamin E Moisture Cream as well. It’s soo good it makes me wanna sit around and rub my face. I’m not kidding. It’s that smooth! Try it and see!






Last, but hardly least, I can’t have a clean smooth face and not address the lips. I mean c’monwho wants some sugah when you rockin chapped lips? Nobody that’s who! Fresh Sugar Lip Polish eliminates all signs of foolishness. A couple of minutes on the lips and you’ll feel the difference immediately. Anyone tryna get some sugah from you will too. Trust me.









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