Clay, a Perfect Skin Care Match

Clay, no I’m not talking about play dough! I’m talking about that amazing stuff that we pull out of the ground, yeah I know not what you were thinking. Dirt is not the first thing that comes to mind when we think of skin care but the purifying properties are just too good to pass up. Clay is a soft, fine, mineral substance. Depending on where it comes from, there are many different types of clays that can be used for different reasons. Depending on your skin type one clay might be better for you than another. Clays are usually best for normal to oily skin types because they absorb moisture.

What some of us don’t know is our skin type. Each of our face is different, facial skin is different from person to person. We can be dry, oily, or combination. What does that mean?  Think about your face midday with out product how does it feel. Are you comfortable or are you tight? There is your answer!

Some examples of clays used in skin care products:

Brazilian Clay is naturally colored an does not contain dyes or pigments. The various shades are achieved by variations in the minerals found in the soil in the different regions of Brazil.

Kaolin Clay is a very fin powdered clay and can come in a variety of colors. It is a generic clay with less liquid absorbing abilities than most. It’s best for sensitive and dry skin.

Sea Clay is a dark green clay that comes from mud laid under the sea millions of years ago. It’s best for normal to oily skin.

DRY/NORMAL:Rose Clay,Kaolin Clay,Brazilian Clay

NORMAL/OILY:Sea Clay, French Green Clay, Bentonite Clay, Brazilian Clay

At stardustfunk we have been working hard testing products (never on animals!) to see what clays work best in our recipes! Good news is we are getting ready to launch our new line of masks and scrubs!

Lavender Clay Face Mask- formualted for dry skin

Sea Clay Face Mask- formulated for oily skin

Turmeric Clay Face Mask- formulated for combination to oily skin

PS my crazy face shows my level of stress, and yes that is myself testing out the face mask

my fur-babies!

When it comes to pets the most important thing is ADOPT DON’T SHOP!  Christmas is a time where families are often given puppies or kittens as gifts. This is all fine and dandy until they grow up, most families don’t prepare for the responsibility and unfortunately they end up at the local shelter. That is where you come in, adopt don’t shop!

I have so many fur babies and I love them all so much. Most of them have been adopted from the Miami Dade Animal Shelter or Out Reach centers. At my home I have 2 dogs and a cat. At my boyfriends home he has 2 dogs. Like I said lot’s of fur babies! They are so happy to be adopted and feel right at home !

 

Let me introduce you to my crew ! Starting with the newest additon Sherrwood.

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Meet Sherwood. He is a Goldendoodle, currently staying with my boyfriends family. He is a beautiful puppy, who loves to play. As seen above he loves tenis balls. He is so smart and cuddly. Just look at those curls! You can say it was love at first tail wag.

 

 

 

 

Next up is my forever puppy.

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Meet Nana. This beautiful cockerspaniel keeps boyfriends abuela(grandmother) company at home. We call her a forever puppy because she stayed the same size she never grew up! We named her after the dog in Peter Pan, Nana. I know dogs are not supposed to eat popsicles but who could say no to this cutie?

 

 

 

 

 

Next up is Reeses, a true rescue story.

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Reeses was rescues from Miamia Dade Animal Services right before Christmas in 2010 by myself as a Christmas gift for my brother as he always wanted a German Sheppard. As I  brought her home we noticed she was sick we took her to 3 different vets that told us she was terminal and we had to put her down. I refused to listen and put down a dog on Christmas so I went back to the Shelter and there they were able to help bring her back to health. Here we are years later and she’s happy healthy and riding in the back of my brothers truck. She sleeps in my brothers room and will not leave his side

 

 

Then we got the oldest of the bunch, Coco.

cocoYeah that’s the only picture I can get of her. She’s old but still fiesty. A jack russell that we have had for about 14 years now. She has been the most fun and the most unpredictable dog. She can surf in our pool. She can also tear apart lizzard in half a minute if you let her. In her prime age she would swim and chase you down the pool. Even in her old age she chills out with my cat Bruce and Reeses.

 

 

 

 

 

Last but not least Master Bruce Wayne.

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The Lion in my bedroom. Master Bruce Wayne, named after of course Batman. He lives with me in my bedroom. He is my first cat, it’s a learning experience, and I love him. He has helped me so much with my anxiety I cannot beging to explain it. He is weird like me I guess. Always remember cats do not abide by the laws of nature( if you catch that reference you are totally awesome).

 

 

All my animals are amazing. I have been lucky to be able to adopt these wonderful animals. I encourage you to do the same. It will not only save the life of an animalin need it will give so much more to your life. I can’t imagine my life with out these guys in it. They make day to day life happier one tail wag  or purrrr  at a time.

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Polaroids of my babies

*sorry Sherwood you weren’t born yet*

 

 

Holiday Hangover

 

 

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Shirt: Kylie Shop Leggings: Victoria Secret Pink Boots: Uggs Cat: Master Bruce Wayne

Are you still feeling a holiday hangover? Maybe gained what feels like a hundred pounds over the holidays? I feel like all I did was eat and drink! I know it’s been a few days but school is still out and I know I am still in a food coma. I have not worn all my lovely new clothes but I have eaten everything in my house.

It only gets cold in Miami for about 2 days out of the year. That happened to occour on NYE this year. To avoid the craziness that is Miami Beach on New Years my boyfriend and I decided to stay home like old people. Thanks anxiety. It’s not like we haven’t been to every club in Miami anyways, no thank you to extra high prices. Stayed in and watched Dick Clark, thanks Mariah Carey for a good laugh! Thanks to the cold weather I got to bring out my boots! I think Bruce likes them better, or is it the flower…

Inspite on the New Year, I have not decided to lose weight. I want to gain weight. A little odd I know. It actually is doctors orders. I have been eating everything and drinking ensure(protein shakes). I am a basic bitch AKA starbucks regular. I also have discovered uber eats, SO MUCH FOOD SO LITTLE TIME. This week I had a place deliver ice cream. That’s right. My favorite has been as their catch phrase says “highly addictive” nitrogen ice cream delivered right to your door. Made fresh still frozen, What more could you ask for?

*basic bitch face and brain freeze not included*

To go with the New Year I did make one chage I am not sure if you can tell in the pictures. I do belive in new years meaning new beginings so I did dye my hair. A little change never hurt no body. I did miss being a red head, back to being BIG RED. So time to dive into 2017 and leave the holidays behind. I still don’t want to as you can tell, but time to polish off the eggnog and get back to work. Get inspired!

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Christmas foreverrrrrrr