So buying men’s products for myself is not a new thing I’ve been doing. If you were born in the 80’s you may have worn boy’s Nike or Adidas shoes because, they didn’t make as cool ones for girl’s. That is also when I learned I wore a smaller size in male gender shoes. An then a friend in High School taught me to buy L or XL White Tank tops in Boys because, they were more affordable! Why pay $10 at a department store. Again… Not fair but, I feel every hack I learn I’m winning the economic gender war!
As a poor college student I started to buy men’s razors. They had more blades on the razor head’s at the time than women’s. So when 3 blades came out then 4 and 5.. My legs kept looking better. Yet, the men’s razors were also cheaper. So why should I buy a pink handle when the green with more blades works better and is less expensive? I don’t get where companies think we don’t have course hair either. Ahem, an ignorant Facebook comment from Gillette Womens page. Ummm, trust me my leg hairs are soilders! So jump to today and women have same brands and blades. Yet, Women are still getting charged more. It is the same with Body Wash. I want women and men to go out and buy the same exact brands. Example, Dove Mens Bodywash and Dove Womens. Any Brand. They all do it. I did a drip test. Open the bottles and turn them over. The womens will flow out. So much thiner which means you’ll need to use more. Or I find I use less Men’s because the thicker formula lathers. I know I am not the only blogger or person who has called this out. An won’t be the last until we start getting louder. I’m planning on doing my thickness test on Youtube soon an I’ll be sure to come back to add that video.
Now some companies have started to make the switch. Thanks to a great Company like Harry’s Razors which is what I use. They are same price for women and men and promise no Pink Tax!
Pink Tax you ask? Oh, you didn’t know that Companies, and localites add on tax to women’s product’s such as Tampons, Pads, bodywash and those Razors mentioned above! An amazing Advocate group http://www.AxThePinkTax.com has a great website to see how much estimate you’ve paid in the Pink Tax or other way I see it; cost of being female in America. Why in society today do women still have to pay more. The hypocritical thing is that men only products such as condoms have no additional taxes. I was shocked to realize that some men don’t even know about this #PinkTax. A comment thread on facebook made me reply to a male friend and his other commenters about the Pink Tax and whom have daughter’s. After they had no idea and said they never heard of Pink Tax then I replied with something along lines “When you have to start buying these products for you daughter’s maybe you’ll realize the burden of Pink Tax.” Come to find out they had no clue. An another female jumped in on the facts. So understanding and educating needs done. Imagine your female family or friend making the decision to buy food for children or afford feminen products she desperately needs. Opting to find another way to make it through that bloody week. This is a decision for so many. Government needs to stop punishing women for being Female.
So as this started out as a blog to challlenge women to start buying men’s Product’s such as Body Wash. It has become a Call To Action. To make sure our boys and men know that Pink Tax is happening. An how it can challenge a female’s life. Women an Girl’s shouldn’t have to pay more for anything over Men an Boy’s in America. Voices to our Government make the biggest Impact. Also, does our pocket books. Start saving money by purchasing male geared products over the same more expensive female products. I honestly love smelling like Mountain Cascades! Maybe then we’ll see corporations change Gender Price Inequality.
If you are looking for the easy way to lose weight we are not here to tell you this is it. However, I feel I have created the most common sense way to get your body moving. Over weight or just looking to lose that last 10lbs this Bean Body Challenge will have you looking at working out a more positive way.
Looking to start a workout program is so hard when a lot of the marketing for them is thin, athletic, already lost the weight photo’s and video’s. As a mom of two I have had to take off more than 70 lbs after having babies.. TWICE. Yes, because I gained that both times with both kids. That’s 140lbs ya know. So don’t let’s the picture fool you. I have taught several group fitness classes and have had many personal training clients. For three years I was so busy this made a full time job. Now I want to share what I have heard from client’s and what I know has worked for all of them and myself!
15 repetitions each, 3 exercise Daily. For 14 days and then on the 15th you put them all together that gives you a full routine. If you can’t make the full routine which should take you 30-45 minutes. You do as much as you can and then repeat the routine until you can complete it fully. After that you can add in weight’s and more rep’s up to 20-25 while completing the entire routine. It is a great way to re-introduce yourself to working out. If new to working out the Bean Body Challenge workout plan set’s you up with all the basic daily move’s used in life and the gym.
Head over to the Bean Body Workout Page scroll down to the bottom and you will find the Challenge. Click on the link and you can print out the Challenge and have the workout plan right in front of you. You can see each workout clearly. There is also a Video that show’s all the move’s and has explanation on that page to help guide you through the exercises.
Also, Starting this month we will be posting Purchasable workout video’s so come back to check out that page daily. Targeted workout’s created from many years as a National Power Tumbler and Group Fitness Instructor with moves that build for any fitness level and work to build muscles and lose weight. Try it Today and hashtag #GetLeanWithBean so I can find and see how you are doing. Along, with encouraging your family and friends to get healthy and fit.
My teenage self is screaming why these Nunzio Saviano Anti-Frizz Hair Wipes could not have been around in the 90’s? I mean 80’s would have had no use for them. An here in 2019 we finally have a almost magical product wiping out hair frizz. Providing Sleek Shine to straight or curly hair! Thanks to my #AllureBeautyBox subscription for the perfect match an introduction.
I grew up in the Central Illinois midwest. Where the humidity get’s so high you feel sticky. I’ve lived on the east coast and deep south New Orleans where you can’t breath and your hair sticks up in curls. My naturally wavy hair turns major kinky curls in That kind of weather. Usually buns all summer! An no matter what products we all use; heating tools are needed to combat the frizz war on our head’s.
However after discovering the NS Anti-Frizz wipes. I could cut out all products. Go straight to blow dry and curl or straighten. Even let my natural hair dry and have my own natural hair without the frizz! These Anti-Frizz wipes give Sleek, Shine, No Frizz Perfection! I am loving these hair wipes. Fit in purse and perfect for travel. You can now go anywhere and have an Amazing hair day! I really am so excited about this product. I personally will be getting more.
Well, today after blowing drying and straightening you can still see the thickness/frizz. Usually heat tool’s along with oils I use make sleek hair. Today no products just tools. Then the Anti-Frizz sheet. You can literally see the Shine appear and frizz be gone. Watch the video below and subscribe to Bean Styled Youtube
If you have dry hair these could really help get some hydration back to roots. Can search and find them on Amazon. I am hoping they will be in Ulta or Sephora asap. Worth Trying!
Jenga was one of my favorite games to play as a kid. Something I could play by myself as well. I didn’t grow up in the weekly game Night type family. An often had games you could play solo. However, Many have seen the lifesize homemade Jenga at Bars, Hotel’s, Camp Grounds and other establishments in recent days. So it is a great idea for a company to capitalize on retailing their own. However, I about had a heart attack when I seen at Target the outdoor Jenga game for $80!
Not many people have a top notch carpenter husband but, I believed him when he said that was ridiculous. So if you can spend just a quater of that… only $20! Wouldn’t you just make your own?
Took 6, 8 foot 2×4’s making each block 10 1/2 inches long. Makes 18 stacks high, 54 pieces. Cost him 18 dollars at Lowe’s. Trust it’s tall enough an get’s crazy just as it should playing Jenga.
The days of families playing together in the backyards of America do not have to be over. It’s the type of activities that still move our bodies and heart’s.
I have always used an eye cream just because that seems to be the majority of eye skincare products. I always thought of a good working eye cream as a thick hydrating cream. I’ve enjoyed many eye creams but, Skincare Cosmetics Retinol Vitamin A Eye Gel changed my skincare game forever.
I can feel how plump and hydrated my eye area feels after applying this eye gel. You get an extra boost of Retinol Vitamin A in the beads. It soaks in really quick. Works great under make-up. Applied alone it leaves eyes giving off glass skin shine. The green tint helps take down redness and shallowness. I’m absolutely loving this eye gel. Highly Recommended. An great product to share on Memorial Day as it is Made In The U.S.A.
Check back soon for another great beauty product review! Enjoy your holiday weekend. An Bless All Those Whom given their life for ours.
I personally have not had a professional dermaplaning but, trust I do want to. Most services cost around $150.00 so to Purchase one for under $100 sounded like the best alternative for this budget friendly mom. I do plan on having one done but, now I can do one almost just as well in privacy of my own home.
I had been looking at the @MichaelToddBeauty and the Dermaflash brand. I settled on the Michael Todd not only because, it was more affordable the reviews were really good. Also, after researching I seen Dermaflash tried to sue MTB over the Sonic Smooth. Clearly MTB created their own design which I liked. It seems smaller an silicon comfort. Neither company created sonic vibration so I went with what others experience and the price tag. I do believe MTB has a better product why Dermaflash had to create their 2.0 quicker and still not as affordable. So the price of Dermaflash turned me away.
So my review… I really am in love with my dermaplaning experience. The kit comes with everything you need. Charcoal detox cleanser that mind you ‘Little goes a long way’ learned from mistake of not reading. Which is going to become one of my coveted charcoal cleaser for it did not dry out or irritate my sensitive skin. An both cleanser and after gel have my #1 plant favorite skincare ingredient… Aloe! I am definitely going to have to try more of MTB skincare line.
I kept my Sonic smooth on low since this was my first go. An could not be happier with how my skin feels. Soft and smooth. Yet clean like never before. I used some of my favorite skincare product’s after and the glow was unreal. An knowing the the ingredients were soaking in like they couldn’t before made my skin feel extremely hydrated. I am looking forward to how my skin changes in the weeks to come. You don’t apply makeup after so best to do a treatment at night. Or a Spa day at home like myself it’s sunday skincare to dedicate to just good for skin ingredients.
I plan on doing a dermaplaning treatment once a month. So that means with this system I have 7 months worth. I uploaded the video and took up speed 4X’s. So you can tell now how careful I was. You do need caution as you have a blade against your skin. However, it was not that scary. With pratice and light movements the sonic vibrations actually help you not be so irritiated and red afterwards.
If your on the fence and was wanting to get your own device for dermaplaning a great tool to have in between your professional services too. I highly recommend the Michael Todd Beauty Sonic Smooth Dermaplaning system. I have not felt my skin so smooth, or clean. The removal of tiny hairs is great. Getting rid of that dead skin… That’s Amazing!
How important is skincare to you? Did you ever have any teenage skin problem’s? Do you suffer from adult skin concerns. Or a more serious skin disease. Here is why I should have spent 12 years to become a dermatologist or went to cosmetology school for aesthetics.
I started Beanstyled.com a blog on Google’s blogger.com in 2008 when I graduated College with a Bachelor of Art’s degree in Criminology/Sociology. I was going though a time of depression an learning about my own anxiety dealing with a twenty-something life crisis. Typical college grad with student loans who was promised great jobs and good salaries in a time none were to be found. Okay, not much as changed in our economy. Looking back esthetician licenses would have been a great career that pays well if your good at being independent. Which I am great at making sales and booking clients. Then if I had really been passionate contine to college to become the Dr. Now I haven’t loss my passion for skin. It’s only grown. So maybe one day I’ll go back to school but, two kids at home and business to grow. I am actually doing okay on this influencer level and being a guru. I’ve seen info spread by even licensed esthetician that dermatologist would not agree on. So in my opinion if you have major skin concerns ask the Dr. Of skincare. Not a professional esthetician who really is about pampering and detoxing services. Anything with needles or sharp objects. I would always do myself in a med spa under Dermatology supervision. With all the background about my knowledge in the education and safety of skincare. Let me begin my story how I come to find how taking care of my skin also has taken care of my mind as well.
I had a diary since kindergarten I recieved as a gift. In middle school I recieved anothe. From my grandmother. When I graduated with my Associates degree I recieved another. All from different relatives. I started blogging and realized writing had always been a stress reliever for myself. A way to get out my emotions at a time when I had no one who would understand or listen. This also helped me get through post-partum depression. So that is why B.E.A.N. Styled Studio began. A way to share my love of beauty while releasing stress. It has continued to grow into a Lifestyle method. Including Workout Plans based off years of group fitness classes.
What leads this to skincare is that beauty is also something I had always done as a young child to relax. Between the Barbie an champange bubble bath, oil beads, making my own skincare, doing makeup and nails. Fisher Price Vanity to my caboodles. I didn’t have a mom who was into make-up, shopping, or anything much girly. But, I still got the Miss. Pretty makeup and plastic high heels. Can’t say my childhood was all bad. I look back an realize the time I spent thinking and doing skincare helped get me through that childhood.
I learned alot from my best childhood friend Megan’s mom Lana. Call her Mom #2 but, she’s really the #1 MOM! She was the one there for me at my wedding when the biological mom turned down the opportunity to be there. At many tumbling meets to do my hair and make my leotards. An can’t even count the hours, days, weekend’s spent at her house. Anything a young girl learned growing up like shaving your legs was learned at her house. Not enough words to express my gratitude.
This is where a spa jacuzzi mat mixed with Dish soap turned a small bathroom into a complete bubble kingdom. Seriously, picture was after half bubbles were wiped. Ceiling to floor an wall to wall. It was great; until we had to clean it! 😂 Megs and I would go to the library to get skincare diy books. Wow, to all the kitchen food and beauty products of mom’s that we used. We would hit the mall and I would always get some skincare, makeup, or nail polish. When Sears and Claire’s were actually a hit. Definitely made my fair share of beauty fails. One thing never straighten your hair with product’s not made for your hair type. That was a CVS trip to remember and a summer of bad hair days! Does anyone else remember the Walgreens Summer beauty bundles and the Back to School one’s? They were like the first beauty box for me!
The older I got I relied on Magazines for a lot of information. How to and products. A teenager like me who didn’t have a female that I could talk to about woman issues. I thank Seventeen and Cosmo for teaching me a lot I know. An those teen friendships where all embarrassment goes out the window and you can talk about anything together. Another group of ladies I owe a thank you for being there as a friend during tough year’s. Unlucky for me acne ran in the dna. My mom did suffer greatly. As did my brother. I felt bad and did everything to keep mine in check. Things were said and I delt with my fair share of hiding. If you’re suffering… Know there is something today more than ever to help. Including prescriptions and treatments from dermatologist.
Once I finally read exfoliate (1 a week for sensitive dry skin) Read Ingredients for Cleanser and other products. Everyone has to moisturize… My skin changed! This wasn’t til I was about 18 but, when I seen my skin change I felt like I finally figured it out. It wasn’t about secret products my friends were not telling me about. It was about steps. An if everyone took the same steps then it was about the ingredients for each skin type. Maybe, this explantion will help some. An lucky today more and more companies are taking out bad chemicals and finding natural alternatives.
No, you don’t have to spend a fortune on products to get great skincare. Some expensive products are great. Many korean beauty a.k.a Kbeauty have same quality and potency in more affordable products. I still like products that are science/nature combined. I enjoy most natural, organic, cruelty free products.
College was the key in my house. However, if I could go back I would have gotten my esthetician licenses. My knowledge comes from doing and reading. I have read the esthetician text books. I stay on top of new products and tools I don’t even see esthetician talking about yet. I maybe the Guru but, you can do your own research as well. Because, everything at @Beanstyled is made for you to do at home. I naturally enjoyed doing hair and makeup. I have a talent I can share. Best at sharing skincare products, (Not Skin Health advice. That I recommend Dermatologist always!) Good at Sharing Makeup products and tips that work for me. Hair, I like to style and diy color at home. However, no cutting tutorial’s here.
Majority of the B. for Beauty on Bean Styled will be the health of your skin. Keeping it naturally beautiful. Lots of skincare product’s to encourage you to focus on relaxing. Sometimes even I mask and run around the house cleaning and taking care of kids. But, I don’t recommend it.
As the E in BEAN equals exercise. We’ll go more into why you need a sweaty workout in more post. But, nothing beats a good sweat session to detox the bodies pores. As long as a good cleanse comes afterwards.
We also must focus on the A. Our Attitude and that means meditation and relaxation. Ever since I was young, it so happens that taking care of my skin has helped me mentally. Using the time to focus, release energies, and meditate. Why I always encourage spa day at home. I have two girls an I am learning to involve them sometimes. I still need my own time for mom time. But, to teach them to be silent, relax, and skin health is important. Teaching them a new way to calm their mind; may find a way to teach them to release from life the unnecessary. Regain a sense of self and focus. I know many look at skincare and makeup as just vain. I don’t believe that at all. There is a therapeutic aspect to skincare and doing your makeup. It is what has made Spas billions. Spaces of solitude and complete relaxation. More homes should have bathrooms that have spa comfort. If all us spa lover’s got our way in home design. Nothing beats a treatment you have done by another’s comforting hands. Yet, to me it is more about the time we get to ourselves, treating ourselves, in the privacy of our own space. Again, where traveling and mobile spa professional’s are making a new income by coming to you. I do like where the industry is going.
Skincare has always been something I enjoy and think is fun. It is more than just the beauty industry. It comes down to the N. Nutrition. You can’t expect to have a healthy body or skin with all the processed foods in America. Drinking water is not the magic potion but, it sure help’s to keep the body and skin hydrated. This is why it is important to eat organic grown foods. No chemical’s to process to mess up the body. No chemical’s to mess with our hormones and reak havic on our skin. The day I gave up Soda and fast food companies is also another time in life I realized my skin had less break outs. An it glows naturally more than ever.
So from a little girl who loved all things pretty whom wished she had known more about the careers that fit my passion… I wouldn’t change a thing. An although I don’t have a famous name or family to back a loan hundreds of thousands of dollars to create my skincare ideas. I will only continue as people need to hear that they are the most important. That really it’s not all about the products. It’s how we treat ourselves. I can only hope more people will come hear and join in on B.E.A.N. LifeStyle.