In search of perfect skin- part 1

I want perfect skin, but for the last year it’s been a struggle. Maybe because I started going to the gym and was sweating more? I shower on a regular basis, wash my face in the morning and evening, use a cleanser, toner, and moisturizer. Twice a week I exfoliate and do a face mask. I only use spa-grade products, recommended especially for me, because I have sensitive skin. Most products either cause me to break out or my skin gets really red, or I get a chemical burn.  AND still my pores seem to be out of control. First-world girl problems, I am aware.

And then I found Bliss Steep Clean Pore Purifying Mask. On the very first application I noticed a few things:

  • it feels like a cream as opposed to clay
  • no tingling/burning sensation
  • does not dry on your skin
  • only one application required a week
  • chemical exfoliation, no need for anything abrasive to clear away dead skin cells and build up

I was able to keep it on my skin for the full 15 minutes without any ill effects. I wiped it off and my skin was baby smooth and it looked fabulous. No redness, no tightness, no dryness. My pores were almost non-existent. I used this mask before bed, and the next morning my face was still looking pretty. I give Bliss Steep Clean Pore Purifying Mask an A+ and I’m going to check out the rest of their skin care line. I’ll let you know what I find.

You can buy it on their website, here, or here. Always buy your beauty products from a trusted retailer.

Happy face washing!

Meet Odilia-lisseth Batrez Torres

Meet Odilia


Meet our first child, Odilia-lisseth Batrez Torres. She’s six years old and she’s from El Salvador. Russ and I are sponsoring her for the next 12 months, and hopefully until she no longer needs to be sponsored.

I’ve had a heaviness on my heart for a while. I know I need to do something to elevate girls in the world. There is an excellent organization called Because I am a Girl, which is part of Plan Canada. and you should watch this video about why I specifically chose a girl to sponsor. 

For $37 a month, Russ and I are ensuring that Odilia will go to school, have access to clean water, healthcare, and sanitation. It doesn’t take much to change lives. I know it’s just one life, but helping anyone is better than helping no one. It is important to give your time and be aware of what is happening in the world.

Even though I don’t think it should mean anything, because helping is helping, Plan Canada is not affiliated with a Christian organization.


One of the onesies, and an example of my bad-assness

I love onesies.

A onesie is a one-piece garment intended for an infant or a child, and I’m about the same size as a 12 year old child. In that light, I feel it is my absolute duty to wear a onesie. Mine come from Target in the children’s department. I have a moose-camo print (pictured left,) a rainbow leopard print, and a skull and cross bones print onesie for when I feel like a bad ass. I’m still waiting for an occasion where it is acceptable to party in my onesies. I’m thinking camping?  Anyone want to go camping? I’d settle for a tent in the living room.

For the rest of you weirdos looking for adult sizes, they are available here, here, and here.