For the longest time, we've heard the advice of drinking more water if we want to enjoy beautiful skin (and thriving hair) I'll never forget that time when I purchased a  super huge water bottle to make it easier to reach "celebrity water drinking levels."   That time in my life was magical because I noticed a real difference just from adding one habit.

Even though we know the benefits of upping our water intake, it's nice to see real-life examples of how our bodies respond to adequate hydration.  Today, I bring you a wonderful story of a young lady who challenged herself to drink at least 2 litters a day and how she benefited thanks her valiant efforts.
Morgan's experiment was short. Only a week. The rules were simple, drink the recommended 8 glasses of water.  But instead of individual cups of water, she consumed two, 1-liter bottles of water a day.

Her journey is shared via a vlog diary. When you first click on the video, you might say to yourself, "she already has amazing skin.....this experiment is a flop."

Can I challenge your thinking a little bit?

First of all.....Morgan admits that she "already drinks a lot of water in a day." This leads me to believe part of the reason for her naturally pretty skin has to do with the habits that were already in place.  Water is her primary beverage of choice which already works in her favor.

But, this time, she's stepping things up by holding herself accountable to drink a specified amount of water on a regular basis.  And, if you pay close attention, she begins to highlight noticeable differences early on in the experiment.  Drinking 2 liters of water a day stimulated the detox process via more frequent trips to the restroom.  The fact that she's noticing these changes, just a couple of days into the process leads me to believe that she doesn't drink as much water as she thought.  Let this be a lesson to us that, unless we measure our activities, we don't truly know the level of action we're taking. 

Even with her pretty skin, Morgan still suffered from areas of dryness.  But once she got serious about her water intake, that went away.  And yes, she too struggled with breakouts, but thanks to this experiment, she avoided having to deal with breakouts that were laying just beneath the surface of her skin.

One other interesting thing to note is Morgan is physically active.  She's a dancer and you know what that means.......it means that she's benefiting from another activity that produces glowing skin....SWEATING!  Four hours of dance practice means lots of sweating and increased circulation.  No wonder why that girl's skin glows.
In the summer, dewy skin just sorta happens.  Once winter rolls around, we may need a little help.  So now, more than ever, I'm starting to reach for my skin mists once again.  I've amassed quite a collection but I always keep my eyes peeled for potential new additions.

It seems that I may have found the next product on my hit list. My intention was to find a facial mist that does  more than just hydrate.  Don't get me wrong, instant hydration is a good thing, but I want my facial mist to provide even more value.  I want it to leave me looking flushed and glowing.

These new facial mists, I was introduced to, might be exactly what I'm looking for.
Social media influencer, Christina Caradona, shared an Instagram where she revealed a couple of  facial mists that the described as "the best skin mists, I've ever used."

Take a look.
  (click on box on bottom right corner of the video to watch in full screen).


Blac Chyna is known for her bold makeup looks and extensive wig collection.  Her entire brand is all about being ultra glam from head to toe.  Underneath it all, Chyna has impeccably beautiful skin.
Even without a stitch of makeup, her skin is blemish free, even toned and has the most healthy glow. I'm sure some of it is genetics.  But after studying the regimen's of women with pretty skin, I learned that most of them have at least one beauty secret responsible for their perfect skin.

 Chyna is no different.
She's currently featured on the cover of Elle Magazine.  As part of the feature, the interviewer asked Chyna to divulge her private beauty rituals.  Chyna doesn't reveal much regarding her skin reggie on social media so I was all ears.

One part of her interview, in particular,  really stood out to me. One of her non-negotiables with regards to her routine is her obsession with moisturizing.

"It all started when someone said, "You have really nice skin." And I was like, "Oh you know what? I actually do." I never realized it until somebody said it to me. I never used to really moisturize my body. I would take a shower, but I wouldn’t really lotion up. I don’t know it wasn’t a thing, but now I have to oil my whole body. So now I'm OCD with the oil. My sheets are oily, my robes are oily. Skin is really important." 

I have brought up the topic of going to bed greasy so many times.  Ever since I discovered that countless women are oiling up their faces at night, I was hooked.  Going to bed greasy sounded pretty scary at first but once I learned that Beyonce, Gabrielle Union, and random flight attendant supermodels were all advocates, I gave it a shot.

It's a small step that creates a big difference.  After reading Chyna's snippet, I have to admit that I'm not as committed to greasing up all over as I should be.  Sure, I switched to using body oil gel instead of lotion and it made a world of difference.  But I only really oil up when my skin is exposed or when I'm headed out.  I don't really put much attention towards oiling my skin before bed like Chyna.

Perhaps I should.

Imagine waking up with soft, ultra-hydrated skin that retained some of the moisture from last night's shower.   That's how life should be.

Winter's coming and it's bringing the dry, crisp air with it.  Now is the time to develop habits that  protect our skin for months and years to come.  Although Chyna didn't elaborate on which oil she prefers, I think I have an idea.
Months ago, Chyna posted this image on Snapchat with no caption.  I quickly took a screenshot and saved it hoping to one day have some context.  The Elle article basically explains the significance of these two products.  I'm guessing that Chyna applies coconut oil all over her skin post-shower.

And, for her face, she opted to splurge on the infamous LA Mer moisturizing soft creme.  According to Chyna, La Mer is "super expensive and ridiculous but worth it."  I wonder if she was influenced to try La Mer by her former bestie Kim K who's a die-hard fan of the brand.

La Mer's claim to fame is the "miracle broth" which is derived from sea kelp and various nutrients.  As you may have heard, I've started blending a tiny pinch of chlorella powder with my daily moisturizer.  We all know that chlorella is from the algae family and is loaded with nutrition. So perhaps I've created my very own variation of a miracle broth cream.  My skin has been looking pretty good lately and I give some of the props to my new and improved superfood moisturizer.

It's worth giving it a try and you don't have to invest hundreds of dollars to try it.




Blac Chyna is known for her bold makeup looks and extensive wig collection.  Her entire brand is all about being ultra glam from head to toe.  Underneath it all, Chyna has impeccably beautiful skin.
Even without a stitch of makeup, her skin is blemish free, even toned and has the most healthy glow. I'm sure some of it is genetics.  But after studying the regimen's of women with pretty skin, I learned that most of them have at least one beauty secret responsible for their perfect skin.

 Chyna is no different.
She's currently featured on the cover of Elle Magazine.  As part of the feature, the interviewer asked Chyna to divulge her private beauty rituals.  Chyna doesn't reveal much regarding her skin reggie on social media so I was all ears.

One part of her interview, in particular,  really stood out to me. One of her non-negotiables with regards to her routine is her obsession with moisturizing.

"It all started when someone said, "You have really nice skin." And I was like, "Oh you know what? I actually do." I never realized it until somebody said it to me. I never used to really moisturize my body. I would take a shower, but I wouldn’t really lotion up. I don’t know it wasn’t a thing, but now I have to oil my whole body. So now I'm OCD with the oil. My sheets are oily, my robes are oily. Skin is really important." 

I have brought up the topic of going to bed greasy so many times.  Ever since I discovered that countless women are oiling up their faces at night, I was hooked.  Going to bed greasy sounded pretty scary at first but once I learned that Beyonce, Gabrielle Union, and random flight attendant supermodels were all advocates, I gave it a shot.

It's a small step that creates a big difference.  After reading Chyna's snippet, I have to admit that I'm not as committed to greasing up all over as I should be.  Sure, I switched to using body oil gel instead of lotion and it made a world of difference.  But I only really oil up when my skin is exposed or when I'm headed out.  I don't really put much attention towards oiling my skin before bed like Chyna.

Perhaps I should.

Imagine waking up with soft, ultra-hydrated skin that retained some of the moisture from last night's shower.   That's how life should be.

Winter's coming and it's bringing the dry, crisp air with it.  Now is the time to develop habits that  protect our skin for months and years to come.  Although Chyna didn't elaborate on which oil she prefers, I think I have an idea.
Months ago, Chyna posted this image on Snapchat with no caption.  I quickly took a screenshot and saved it hoping to one day have some context.  The Elle article basically explains the significance of these two products.  I'm guessing that Chyna applies coconut oil all over her skin post-shower.

And, for her face, she opted to splurge on the infamous LA Mer moisturizing soft creme.  According to Chyna, La Mer is "super expensive and ridiculous but worth it."  I wonder if she was influenced to try La Mer by her former bestie Kim K who's a die-hard fan of the brand.

La Mer's claim to fame is the "miracle broth" which is derived from sea kelp and various nutrients.  As you may have heard, I've started blending a tiny pinch of chlorella powder with my daily moisturizer.  We all know that chlorella is from the algae family and is loaded with nutrition. So perhaps I've created my very own variation of a miracle broth cream.  My skin has been looking pretty good lately and I give some of the props to my new and improved superfood moisturizer.

It's worth giving it a try and you don't have to invest hundreds of dollars to try it.