Guest Blogger: dawnmichele
This article is being presented to you as part of our Guest Blogger launch!
I love clay masks. I find them much more natural and beneficial to my skin. Whenever my skin looks a little sallow or tired looking, my go-to is clay masks.
When I heard that PAIR'D was coming out with clay masks, I checked out their website to see what they had to offer. I was intrigued that it was a plastic pouch that contained the dry mix of clay. Since I have an oily T-Zone and dry cheek areas, I chose the Ultimate Clay formula for combination skin and bought the set with the essential oil that complements the mix. I like that the oil and dry mix are separate to avoid moisture spoiling the mix itself and ruining the benefits of this natural mask -- otherwise, PAIR'D would have had to use preservatives or chemicals to maintain the integrity of the clay mix which is against what PAIR'D is all about.
The idea is to take a little bit of the dry clay mix and add a little of the mix-in essential oil as you see fit, adding a bit of purified water to mix with a foundation brush in a bowl or non-metal container. On a clean face, I started to apply the mask. I loved the gentle smell of rosewater and rosemary, which were in the mix-in essential oil for the combination pack, so I was a bit generous with adding 6 drops to the mud mix. It smelled so heavenly, and the clay was the color of...well, clay. I do think you could use the dry clay powder alone with purified water without the essential oils if you are worried about that.
Applying the mask went smoothly, and once I got my entire face covered with a thin layer, I let it air dry and the color changed from the clay brown color to almost white powder. The essential oils and clay had a cooling effect on my face, and tightened the skin nicely. Once it dried, I used a soft washcloth and warm water and in a gentle circular motion, removed the dried clay from my face.
My skin looked glowy and felt so smooth! My skin felt like it just had a vacation and my skin didn't feel dried out but baby soft.
Before going to sleep, I sparingly put a couple of drops of PAIR'D Night Serum, and drifted off to sleep with my clean pampered face, feeling like a million bucks. I had no skin irritation or reaction. I think I can get five or six mud mask applications out of this one pack. Overall, a pleasant beauty experience!
Have you tried out the clay masks? The skin masks are clearly marked for skin that is either Normal, Sensitive, Oily, Combination, Aging or Dry so there's something for everyone. Hmm...I may try the Gluten Free Clay Oats version next...
About our guest blogger dawnmichele!
dawnmichele is an NYC actress who, along the way to learn how to be camera ready, fell in love with makeup and beauty products. Created the MAKEUP OR BREAKUP BLOG a year ago and posts two or three times a week reviewing beauty products and sharing makeup news.
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Want to enhance your environment? Pair’d Beauty Aromatic Sprays give you a variety of thoughtful scents to freshen your room, refresh your linens, balance your energy, increase memory and so much more. Our aromatic spray can change the scent environment of the room you are in, using safe, natural and thoughtful ingredients that you can be proud of. Our aromatic spray can also be used as a environmentally friendly room and furniture spray that kill germs while leaving behind natural, wonderful scents.
How to use our Aromatic Sprays
To experience our beautiful aromatic spray simply shake the bottle 2 to 3 times, remove clear plastic cap, point the nozzle away from the face and depress top. Enjoy a thing and wide mist of beautifully scented blends. Works great on clothing as a body spray, on furniture, on linen or bedding, in the car and even just a mist into the air to freshen your space!
Which Aromatic Spray is right for you
That all depends on what your taste is, but we have a neat little guide for the properties of our Aromatic Spray Blends that can aid you in finding the perfect scent for you!
Blends for comforting anxiety or with antidepressant qualities
Juju Hug, Sunset Love, Island Water, Spot Light, Sweet Breeze, Lost Girl
Blends to aid in relaxation
Temptation, Sunset Love, You Will Love Me, Juju Hug, Rustic Water
Blends that are invigorating or awakening
Spot Light, Sweet Breeze, 2 Too Many, Keeper
Blends that can help with digestion and upset stomach
2 Too Many, Spot Light
Blends that help to curb appetite
Sunset Love, Sweet Breeze, Lost Girl, Temptation
Blends that help increase memory and retention (Great for study sessions!)
Keeper, Lost Girl, Rustic Water, Spot Light
Blends that can help with headaches, migraines, allergies and congestion
Fresh Fix, 2 Too Many, Juju Hug, Temptation
Blends that are great linen sprays and have aphrodisiac properties
Sunset Love, You Will Love Me, Island Water
Pair'd Beauty is absolutely loving working with On Broadway and the Wednesday Night Farmer's Market in Green Bay Wisconsin. We have loved it so much we will be participating in another On Broadway Event!
One Saturday a month for the rest of summer On Broadway will be holding the igNight Market! Please come check us out, support some great local businesses and experience awesome live music!
Catch us on August 19th and September 16th at the igNight Market and follow us on Facebook and Snapchat for more details!
What takes Pair'd Beauty Body Butter to the next level?!?
Our body butter is an amazing blend of organic oils, shea butter, local bees wax and essential oils. These 100% natural ingredients come together to form a smooth, rich body butter that works great on all skin types. Our rich and nourishing formula soothes eczema, psoriasis, ichthyosis and even helps with keratosis pilaris.
We have chosen to use mostly organic, 100% natural and fair trade ingredients in our body butter. We are mindful of the steps our oils go through before they reach us here at Pair’d Beauty’s production studio and we think you should know! Our oils each have an important purpose in our body butter from our organic avocado oil to our organic unbleached unrefined shea butter! To learn more about these amazing products keep reading.
Shea butter has some amazing benefits! There is naturally a strong concentration of natural vitamins (A, E and F) and fatty acids which is going to make shea butter incredibly moisturizing and nourishing for your skin. This is why we chose an unrefined and unbleached shea butter. Some nutrients are lost during the refining process and we wanted you to get every last nutrient possible out of this amazing butter. Shea butter is also known to have anti-inflammatory properties as well as naturally softening skin and aiding in your natural collagen production. It really is worth its weight in gold!
Coconut oil has become an amazing go to for many natural beauty products. We totally understand! I mean how could you pass it up, being a natural antibacterial and antifungal as well as a phenomenal moisturizer! We know that coconut oil is amazing and we wanted to make sure it came from an amazing source so we only use fair trade and 100% organic coconut oil in our products!
Avocado oil is simply amazing. It absorbs great into skin, smells great and doesn’t feel “greasy” on our skin. It has some amazing health benefits, it a natural sunblock and it is full of antioxidants, fatty acids, minerals and vitamins.
We take skin care and protection seriously at Pair’d and wanted to make sure we were doing our best to naturally protect skin as well. We have used a blend of oils that have some great SPF protection. We have avocado oil coming in with an SPF between 4 and 15, coconut oil coming in with an SPF of roughly 4, and shea butter coming in with an SPF of roughly 6.
If you’re searching for a year round, and amazing, body moisturizer look no further! Check out our body butters here and, as always, enjoy our free shipping on U.S. orders!
You asked for it, and we created it!
These one of a kind clay masks from Pair’d Beauty are not only absolutely amazing, they’re also personalized for your skins specific needs. We started by removing impurities, chemicals and preservatives from our face masks by creating our “deconstructed” masks, as we like to call them. Our masks allow you to cleans and nourish your face in just a few minutes as well as control the amount you use by putting the mixing in your hands. You see, when liquids are introduced to cosmetic clay it is very easy for these blends to grow bacteria and mold. This is why conventional clay masks contain preservative and chemicals. These additional products allow the masks to maintain a longer shelf life, but also exposes your precious skin to these unnatural ingredients. We wanted to get those out of masks, and off of our faces. That’s why we spent over a year creating this one of a kind two-part mask system. We give you these ingredients separately in powder and liquid form, giving you the control and a quality natural and pure product.
Our face masks are specific to many different skin types, with options for a detoxifying mask, as well as an exfoliating mask using gluten free oats. With so many options I am sure you will be able to find the perfect mask for you!
Once you’re ready to mix, place 2 Tablespoon clay blend, 1 Tablespoon mix in and 1 Tablespoon filtered water (tap water is fine if you do not have filtered water) into a non-metal bowl and use a non-metal mixing utensil to completely mix the mask. You can add more clay blend or liquid until it reaches your ideal consistency. It is best when it is the consistency of a nut butter. Then apply the mask with your hands or foundations brush and allow to dry for 15 – 20 minutes or until completely dry. Once dry, rinse mask off using cool-warm water and making small circles with your finger tips to remove. You can also use a wet clothe to massage your clay mask away.
We highly suggest that you follow your clay mask with a Pair’d Beauty Hydrosol Toner and Face Serum for the best results! Complete this routine once a week for great oil control, soft skin and a nice beautiful glow!
Click here to check out our face masks
Everyone wants to know how to keep their make up looking great all day and any product that can make this a possibility is something you should make room for on your vanity. That is exactly why Pair’d has launched a great line of make up setting spray, and we are so excited for our followers to give this magical mist a try!
We know there are some followers that have never used make up setting spray before. We totally get that make up setting spray is a fairly new idea for most, so we wanted to reach out and give everyone the low down on this amazing addition to any beauty regimen.
Basically, going out with a full face of make up and no setting spray, is like styling your hair and using no product. It might look great right away, but after time it’s going to lose some charm. Basically, make up setting spray is going to finish your look and help keep your make up in place for 12 plus hours. It’s the great finishing touch to keep your look fresh all day.
How to use!
You are going to apply your moisturizers, primer and make up as usual, including mascara. When you’ve completed your look you’re going to simply hold your Pair'd Beauty make up setting spray about 8 – 12 inches from your face and spray. You’re going to want to apply between 4 and 8 spray, make a “t” shape, and and “x” shape, using additional spray to cover any areas you may have missed. Then let the your face dry and your magical mist is ready to power your make up through the day. Its THAT simple!
Why not add something so simple, yet amazing to your routing? Right? So we decided to take this amazing make up setting spray to the next level too! Not only did we develop an amazing setting spray that keeps your make up fresh for hours, we also searched to find an amazing sprayer. This spray is going to ensure that you a receiving a full coverage fine mist all over your face every time you use it. It is absolutely amazing because this setting spray sets you up for a great face of make up and it also gives you a nice dewy glow. If you think it couldn't get better, it can because this setting spray is sweat proof, rub proof and all natural. After all, everyone deserves to feel magical!
It is important to note that our make up setting spray is completely transparent and will not change the color or texture of your make up. It is safe to use with powder foundations, bb creams, cc creams and mousse or liquid foundations. Our make up setting spray is also suitable for all skin types and will not dry out your skin. As always it is also cruelty free, vegan and free of harsh chemicals!
Dry Shampoo really is a girl's best friend, but are you using it right?! It's always great to find out tips on how to stretch out those days between washing, so we wanted to make sure that you were getting the most our of Pair'd Beauty's Dry Shampoo. Here are 5 tips that are going to take your lazy girl days to the next level!
1) Do not spray too close!
This can cause clumping of the hair, which can lead to hairs being pulled out during styling, thinning your hair. Spraying too close can also leave that pesky white cast giving you Cruela DeVille hair! Try spraying it anywhere from 6 – 10 inches away from the base of the hair.
We first wanted to create a new scent that helped combat the irritation and dryness that may sometimes come along with the use of dry shampoos. With this product the use of orange oil is going to help with discomfort from scalp irritation as it eliminates scalp dryness and dandruff. This blend helps break up and remove the waxy sebum on the scalp that can help control dandruff and damage to the scalp.
Second we wanted to make your hair healthy. The citrus oils in our new dry shampoo are going to strengthen hair and scalp with a combination of its high vitamin C concentration as well as stimulating hair growth and strengthening the roots. This will help hair grow fuller, longer, and decrease hair loss.
Third, we wanted to create a dry shampoo that would help with healing and protecting the scalp. The antifungal and bacterial properties of these oils help with acne on the hair line and controlling oil secretions on the scalp.
What does all of this mean?! This means less oily hair, less washing your hair, and healthier hair! Take the leap and give Pair'd Beauty's Dry Shampoo a try today!
How do you keep your curls over night and wake up with clean hair?
Dry shampoo and a pineapple bun!
Yup, you read that right.
So, you’re about ready to go to bed, and you want to save those beautiful curls for tomorrow, simply apply dry shampoo to roots (do not touch your hair, just apply dry shampoo either powder for spray). Then you’re going to gather your hair to the very top of your head, you want the highest point, and use a hair band or clip to hold hair. Then simply go to sleep. When you wake in the morning the dry shampoo will have done its work to remove excess dirt and oil, but not drying out the shafts of the hair, and your curls will have been protected while you sleep.
***An added plus, is overnight dry shampoo and the pineapple methods both increase hair volume, so you might find you like day 2 curls better than day 1 curls!
Baths are good for your mood! That’s right! Bathing in a nice relaxing bath can actually make you happier! Why you ask? Well, check out the reasons below!