May 11, 2019

Issa Review: Dripping In Tahiti Lava Au Eau de Shimmer

Hey Girl!

it's been a hot minute! Well, let me briefly catch you up because a lot has happened in a short amount of time. I just turned 34 years old on April 25, and on that day released my first ebook all about healthy clear skin that you can download here and last I'm back in the workforce. So my life is no longer my own but it's all good because I have goals and I have to do what I have to do. But I'm still working on my business and still bringing you content that I feel you will love. 

Today I am bringing you a review. I haven't done an actual review in a very long time. In fact, I haven't done an actual review since April 26 of 2018. But I've done plenty of blog posts since that time. 

Summer is near and I'm sure you are ready to hit that beach in your swimsuit! Well, I have some tips that are going to keep the skin on your body hydrated glowy & I'm going to show you how to fully keep the skin protected because while we want our skin to look and feel amazing we also want to protect it. So first let me give you a few details about this product.

Captured in this photo is Tahiti Lava

Essentially True just released early spring their new Au Eau De Shimmer in translation it means Gold Water of Shimmer. This product is a seasonal product so once it's gone you may not ever see it again. So get it while it's hot and still on the shelves. Some other key things you should know is that 

  • This shimmer is water-based
  • It has a buildable shine (In between each layer you want to allow the dry first)
  • Apply to moisturized skin
  • Not sticky
  • Not Greasy
  • No Transfer
  • Lightweight
  • Retail Price: $28
  • 8 oz 
  • Hand-made with amazing natural ingredients & pure love.
  • Available in 3 Shades: 24 Carat Shine (Intense Gold), Champagne Mami (Subtle Sheen), Tahiti Lava (bronzy hue of sun-kissed melanin)
Photo Credit: website.

This is a water-based product so it instantly quenches the skin and it also has a natural cooling effect because it is aloe based which is perfect for those hot humid summer days. The benefits of aloe vera juice are that it helps to reduce the frequency & appearance of acne, it reduces skin conditions such as psoriasis and dermatitis. It's rich in antioxidants and vitamins that naturally protect the skin. It is said that the important compounds in aloe vera help to neutralize the effects of UV radiation that not only ages the skin but also burn the skin. It reduces inflammation and scarring and It helps to repair existing UV damage and it can help minimize fine lines and wrinkles. 

When using this product it is suggested that you apply to moisturized skin because there is a difference between your skin being hydrated vs moisturized. And if you have drier skin like myself you definitely want to moisturize your skin first. There is definitely a confusion between Hydration vs Moisturization. And as an educator of skin, it is very important for me to educate you on this knowledge so you can fully understand HOW to use this product in the most effective way. Remember that our skin is the largest organ on our body and in the summer we have to work more to keep the skin hydrated by making sure we are drinking the suggested amount of water. But remember water also evaporates. It can evaporate from sweating and it can evaporate from just pure neglect. Hydration is what makes our skin plump which builds the collagen of the skin internally improving elasticity and it keeps our skin fresh, and soft.  Your skin can be moisturized and still not hydrated. Moisturizer is topical. Hydration is from the inside and also can be applied on the outside to penetrate into the skin. You want to make sure that not only are you fully hydrated but that you are also moisturized because moisture will keep the hydration in. Think of it like this... Dehydrated skin that is moisturized but not fully hydrated will leave your skin feeling dull, tight and lifeless. While dry skin that may be hydrated but not moisturized will still flake and have a rough texture. Make sense? 

So it doesn't matter what your skin type is..understanding that our body needs both hydration & moisture is what is important. Now I will share that normally when we're talking about the order of how you should apply your products it would be to apply your hydrating products first then to seal with a moisturizer to lock the moisture in. Check out my post on The Correct Order To Apply Skincare Products Which is true in most cases or many cases. BUT! There is a but here...Knowing the purpose of the product is what's important and knowing how you may be using the product can also alter this rule. So I use this product in different ways. The original direction is to apply it to moisturized skin because it is a body shimmer. Most times you're not using a "body sh
immer" as a "skincare" product. You're using it because you want the benefit of the glowy shimmer correct? So you can definitely apply it as instructed. The more layers you add the more shimmery and pigmented it will be. Remember it's buildable. You have to let it dry in between each layer.


Now I personally prefer more of a glow rather than a shimmer and that's just personal preference. So I apply this mainly in the order as I would apply my skincare because I like more of a glow from within and I like the benefits of hydrating my skin and sealing it with moisturizer whether doing it the other way around because I have dryer skin. I still can build the layers and then apply my moisturizer. Remember earlier in this post that I mentioned the benefits of aloe vera juice and how it's a natural protectant of the skin? While that is VERY true guess what? You still should add sunscreen and the reason why is because it goes along with what I said about Hydration vs. Moisture. Hydration alone is not enough. You need to moisturize so having a sunscreen that has moisturizing benefits will help elevate this product. So there are three ways you can use this...

1st Way: Moisturize Skin, Apply Eau de Shimmer, Apply Sun Protection
2nd Way: Apply Eau de Shimmer, Apply Sun Protection
3rd Way: Apply Eau de Shimmer. Apply Moisturizer, Apply Sun Protection

BONUS: Exfoliate Skin with the Sweet Lips Scrub from the "Pretty Kitty Collection"  (which is very moisturizing and will slough off the dead skin. It can be purchased separately from the kit which is amazing!), Apply Au Eau de Shimmer, then Apply Sun  Protection

I personally prefer the second way. I apply to my desired layer and then I seal with a moisturizing sun protector. My current favorite is actually a product that was highly suggested by Jennifer Lopez makeup artist Scott Barnes who revolutionized what we know as the "JLO GLOW". 

What I like about the body mist vs me physically applying a sunscreen with my hands is that once you apply your desired layer of Essentially True's Eau De Shimmer you can mist your body without physically touching your body to moisturize and protect. This just adds another boost of untouched glow to the skin and ultimate protection because you will be outside. You can consistently apply without feeling like you have tons of product on your skin. It's also quite refreshing & it provides UVA & UVB protection. So these are my tips on how you can elevate your glow.

Stop by her page and check out this amazing product. Remember it is a seasonal product so once it's gone it is gone! Au Eau de Shimmer 

Did you enjoy this??? 

If you enjoyed this I have something else that you will enjoy!!! ISSA GIVEAWAAAAAAAAAAY!!! I was sent an extra Au Eau de Shimmer from Essentially True to giveaway to you all! I'm excited for you to try it. It's the shade Champagne Mami. It's going to give you a glow from within sheen. 

Give Away Entry Rules
1. Follow My Page @FaithHaller & @EssentiallyTrue 
2. Subscribe To My Newsletter & Get My FREE Ultimate Clear Skin Guide (You will get special discounts, exclusive giveaways, exclusive tips from not just me but experts & more...
3. LIKE My Most Recent Post 
4. Tag 2 Friends 
5. Bonus Entry - Post Photo to your page. (Stories or Feed. If you post to both it's an extra entry per post. Make sure you tag both me & essentially true in the post & on the photo)

Be sure to check out Essentially True's website to see everything that's carried. Essentially true is a Natural Wellness company that carries an away of natural feminine products. Be sure to use my code "FAITH" to get 10% off

Oh by the way Essentially True is having a Mother's Day Sale where you can get 20% off of entire purchase using Code: LOVEMOM. This code can not be combined with my code for extra discount. I'd suggest just using the 20% off code that lasts through Sunday. If you miss out on this Mother's Day sale then you'll always have access to my code to get 10% off on each of your purchase. 

Apr 8, 2019

The Best Oxygen Facials For Glowing Skin

Hey Girl!!!

This year is all about Glowing Skin! I mean what year is not about glowing skin???? Glowing skin is always in and you can definitely achieve it without using tons of highlighters & makeup and one of the quickest ways to achieve that is through an oxygen facial. 

An oxygen facial is an anti-aging facial that gives you immediate results and giving your skin a smooth, moisturized surface. With the oxygen treatment, you will notice that...

  • Your expression lines are less prominent because the oxygen treatment will plump the skin.
  • Your Skin Elasticity will improve (The more elasticity your skin has the more youthful you will look)
  • A deep infusion of oxygenated vitamins & antioxidants to protect the skin from sun damage that can age the skin. 
  • This treatment is non-invasive. So you can carry on with your regular schedule, you can wear makeup. 
  • It naturally exfoliates the skin so you will notice the clarity of the skin is healthier and the skin is brighter and radiant. 
  • It minimizes breakouts- & scarrings because it detoxifies the skin

So now that we got that out of the way I am going to share just 5 At-Home oxygen treatments that do all of the amazing things that I listed above!

1. LumionSkin Oxygen Serum 
On the Think Dirty App Lumion Skin Oxygen Serum is rated a 0 which is the cleanest product to put on your skin. This Serum is an effective yet lightweight serum that defends the skin against... Signs of aging, soften fine lines, and aids in the reduction of skin irritations. This product mimics the body's natural immune defense system and contains HOCL that softens, hydrates, clarifies, purifies and illuminates. And through the oxygen, it promotes skin cell turnover. 

2. Dr. Brandt Oxygen Facial Mask 
Give your skin a breath of fresh air through Dr. Brandt oxygen mask. This mask instantly foams up into bubbles and detoxify, purify, and hydrates the skin leaving it soft, supple, and radiant.

3. Pixi Skintreats Glow O2 Oxygen Mask
If you are looking for a more affordable This oxygen treatment mask revives dull, tired skin, providing an immediate anti-fatigue effect –perfect before a big event or makeup application.

4. Twinmedix PRO: Essentials O2
Twinmedix Oxygen Skin Transformer is a pro favorite! This mask releases oxygen into the skin so your complexion instantly looks fresher and brighter. This formula is rich in antioxidants to fight free radicals that agest the skin, and cleanses deep into pores while removing dirt and all impurities. Moisturizing botanical extracts combats the appearance of age spots and visibly repairs premature aging. This mask is designed to clear skin and maintain a healthy and youthful glow.

Mar 22, 2019


OMG!!! Are you just as excited as I am for this weekends The Makeup Show Houston??? I for one felt like these past months have moved so slowly and now we are literally HERE!  I surely can't wait for you to experience what I've known to be one of the greatest experiences of my life.  And as we quickly approach the festivities I wanted to give a brief update on The Makeup Shows EXCLUSIVE Shopping Hours that you can not miss. I get asked quite a bit which day is better. I honestly can't tell you because to miss both days I feel like you would be missing out on so many things. It's important to get the whole experience because each day brings so much value to you as a business entrepreneur. You would be kicking yourself in the rear end not showing up or even just missing one day just because.

So first things first...The Makeup Show Houston will be arriving for the FIRST TIME at the Hilton Houston Post Oak this weekend to showcase the latest beauty products, exclusive offers, and much more and for the FIRST TIME EVER exclusive early bird pricing. From 9AM-10:30AM on Sunday, March 24th, the show will be offering a “First Look” exclusive viewing and doorbuster pricing for anyone that wants to take advantage of this early access. Brands such as MusteaV, Alcone, Mineral Air and more are gearing up to offer these exclusive deals, and MAKE UP FOR EVER, Melanie Mills Hollywood, and Too Faced will be showcasing new product launches! 

Below I've included a SNEAK PEEK on the deals & new products you won't want to miss! From special package deals, discounts & more. There is something for every shopper to check off their list!

(available  all  weekend  long!)
Launching a new palette at  The  Makeup  Show  Houston!  The  Inclusion Palette was inspired by DeShawn Hatcher and is a go-to palette that represents the darkest to lightest shades for people of color

Check out  Melanie's  NEW Hollywood candle! This candle is infused with her signature  Vanilla Orchid scent and is the first of her "Cities" series which will highlight cities from around the globe.

This local Houston brand is normally just available online, but for the first time ever they will be bringing their VIP Collection out in person. Visit them at booth F10

Not only will they be offering 40% at the show, but attendees can pick up the latest  Erika Jayne products that just launched in February.

Stop by Camera  Ready Cosmetics to pick up the newest MAKE  UP  FOR  EVER  Let's  Gold  Palette!

Launching exclusively at the show are the Alexia style lashes! Stop by to be the first to check these out. 

They will be launching a Rolling Stone Oil Control at The Makeup Show Houston. This product will keep your skin oil free without disturbing your makeup and is easy to use on the go and they will be featuring their diamond brushes. 
Premiering their Browzette Eyebrow Bonding Gel to help freeze your brows into place and Cozzette’s Lip Synergy in 12 different shades.  

Will be launching 3 lip glosses and 2 eyelash styles exclusive at The Makeup Show Houston.  


Introducing new Luxurious Lashes in a variety of styles and collections. 

(only available on Sunday, March 24th from 9am to 10:30am) 

3 glitters for $20 and an additional 20% off Glamorous Chicks Cosmetics. 

Gifting a free crystal with a candle purchase 

Purchase the Vision Cream Cover Pro Palette for $150 (normally $200) 

All lipsticks will be $8 and their Boss Gloss Lipgloss will be 3 for $25 PLUS, receive a free a makeup bag with the purchase of 3 or more lipsticks or glosses (while supplies last). 

Stop by during the First Look to get their sealing spray at 50% off! 

Buy one makeup brush at regular price and get one of equal or lesser value for free. 

Offering a special show trade it for $200! 

Free liquid eyeliner to anyone who purchases a palette at The Makeup Show Houston! 

15% off everything including their new products launching the day of the show. 

ESUM Makeup Kit Bag and Brush Book set: $98 (a $188 value). Buy 7 ESUM brushes at 40% off and get an ESUM Brush Book free (a $48 value). Buy Viseart Grande Pro Volumee 2 and get ESUM Pro Mixing Medium Free ($125 at a $199 

value). Buy Kett Fixx Powder Palette (30% off) and get an ESUM X57 Large Dome Diffuser Brush Free ($98 at a $215 value). 

Save an additional 5% on top of their regular show discount 

Grab a Super Palette for only $45, plus receive 2 free Beauty Sponges (retail value $20) 

Ultimate Smokey Eye Shadow Palette for only$15.00 ($5 off retail price). 

** This is just a SNEAK PEAK over 90 more pro brands will be offering limited deals the entire weekend! The Makeup Show Houston will be held on Saturday, March 23rd, 2019 from 9AM and 5PM and on Sunday, March 24th, 2019 from 

9AM and 5PM at the Hilton Houston Post Oak, 2001 Post Oak Blvd, Houston, TX, 77056. Tickets are available online and can be purchased at 

Feb 27, 2019

Essentially True Natural Wellness Spa Is Now Open!

A couple weeks back I had the pleasure to visit Essentially True, Health & Wellness Spa which by the way is now open to the public! If you remember last year around August to October I collaborated with this Health & Wellness brand bringing you a series that you would never forget! Or maybe you did forget lol (SHAME ON YOU!). Well let me refresh your memory on this series. We talked all about the health of our reproductive system also called the Yoni and how to care for it. If you would like to read up on it check it out! I shared my story and probably many other women stories that went through or currently going through what I went through. Some may call this Taboo! Especially for someone like myself who was born in a strict holiness background. But what's really taboo is not discussing about the things that we women go through in our bodies, the changes that many times we can't control or weren't caused by something we did but was caused by many other factors. I'm not about to preach but I will say that it's our responsibility to know what's going on in our bodies and to take control of these things. I prefer a more holistic approach but I do not force my beliefs on anyone. I share information that has worked for me and you can take it and do your own due diligence. Heck, go to a holistic doctor or regular doctor if you like.

Check out this series that I did with Essentially True Last Year!  

These posts are lengthy but they are very informative. And they will change your life and the way you take care of your body. And also keep in mind that my discount code is no longer active but stay tuned because I have some amazing news for you at the end. 

Welcome to Essentially True Natural Wellness Spa, Founded by Aressia 

Essentially True provides vegan, hand-crafted hygienic products that are centered around women's health. Essentially True not only offers a wide range of feminine products but now she offers a spa that you can come to and relax and heal from the inside out.

If you've ever been interested in trying yoni steaming but never tried it because of "Space" or whatever it may be, you are now invited to experience the next steam with Essentially True! For a limited time only Introductory Steams are only $25

The Drink Station

I know it can be daunting to have your punani exposed. But you aren't exposed at all! In fact, you are fully robed with the cutest robe ever! and you are wrapped with a cover to trap the heat in.

Even Jesus approves of this covering! I'm just saying you ain't naked. It's not that kind of party!

The Robe & Delicious Tea! 
Essentially True Natural Wellness Spa Robe

One of the things most worry the most about is if the stations are clean... I am very OCD so things like being sterile in an atmosphere like this are very important to me and I'm sure to so many other women.  The moment you walk into the headquarters of Essentially True Natural Wellness Spa, it is very sterile & clean. And very comfortable!

Also Essentially True is able to customize your steam based on your preference and needs. Based off of the client questionnaire that I did she created a concoction that would keep me wetter down there. You will be given a client profile which asks very detailed questions before your appointment. This is how your Aressia, is able to assess your needs and also know what not to use and what to use or if you are a right fit for yoni steam based on your answers. So the client questionnaire is an important step that you can not skip. 

I'm sure you may be asking why wouldn't it be a right fit? Well, there are many reasons why Yoni Steaming may not be a good fit for you. A couple popular reasons are, in situations where you may be either pregnant, have an IUD or you may have some medical allergy that may not make you a right fit for yoni steam. There are precautions that must be taken so questions will be asked to make sure you're not put in any situation that is dangerous. I talk a lot about these things in my series so be sure to check out my posts.

The Founder Of Essentially True, Aressia

So how do you book your first introductory appointment??? Book your appointment on her website. BOOK YOUR PRIVATE YONI STEAM

Remember the Introductory Yoni Steam is only $25. Take advantage and make it a girls pamper session, or this is a great birthday or overall gift for yourself and I guarantee you that you will notice a difference. And your husband will notice a difference *LOOKS TO THE SIDE*

Jan 29, 2019

#TheMakeupShowHouston This Beauty Influencer & Beauty Owner Is Empowering Women Through Beauty

There is this quote that says...
"Women are the real architects of the society"
I must agree with this statement because LISTEN, We as women not only are we nurturers but we truly know the definition of building from the ground up and we can do ANYTHING that we put our minds to. We have shown countless times that we can deliver and we can survive. Women are the future! And I want to share a person who has built and grown her business from the ground up and is SUCCESSFUL at what she is doing! 

Here we have, Celebrity Makeup Artist & Beauty Influencer Daniela Bell who is not only full-time Latina makeup artist but she owns a makeup studio with a full glam squad & she has found a way to monetize her business not only as a makeup artist but through creating HER OWN Luxury Mink Lash Line. She also does makeup for celebrities and tv appearances and while doing all of this she manages to balance her life as a mother and a wife. This is a woman who is securing the bag and she's taking other women along with her for the ride and is totally unapologetic about how awesome she is!

Daniela Bell created a space not only to beautify but also to empower women through beauty & education. She has a team of five artists and this studio offers... Makeup, Hairstyling, micro-blading and makeup classes. No matter what the situation might be Daniela’s Studio offers it all!! Her studio is located in Plano,TX. 
" Collaborations nowadays are the way to go! Helping each other‘s business grow it’s becoming such an amazing trend and for that I love collaborating with different human beings that are willing to empower and help grow each other. " 

Daniela is a person that believes not only in empowering women but she also believes in COLLABORATIONS. Collaboration is very important if you want to build relationships, community and grow your brand. Collaboration is a huge part of Daniela Bell's success as a business owner.  She collaborates daily with her team but a few of her specialty luxury lashes are inspired by amazing women who she has teamed up with and named her lashes after. Many of these women you've probably seen on tv,a couple that I will list below are...

Stephanie Hollman | Real House Wives of Dallas

@TiffanyHendra | Real Housewives of Dallas

Be sure to check out Daniela full collection on her website. Her lashes are... 

*Cruelty Free | 3D | 100% Luxury Mink*

"These glamorous lashes are the perfect alternative to lash extensions. Whereas lash extensions can lead to the loss of lash volume or even the loss of lashes completely, Daniela Bell 3D Mink Lashes are the perfect alternative to this expensive and time consuming process, with no risk to your own lash health.Daniela Bell 3D Mink Lashes are easy to put on. Our band is designed to fit right onto your eyelids with ease, and can be worn up to 35 times!!   For a fraction of the cost of lash extensions, you can allow your eyes to breath all day with our lashes, take them off and wear them again in only 2 minutes!"

Also, you should know that Daniela Bell of Daniela Bell Beauty and her team will be at The Makeup Show Houston as a vendor so you can check out her products there up close and personal at Booth D5! Let her know Faith sent you there.

AND she will be taking the stage in Seminar A, Sunday, March 24, 2019, 10:30 - 11:15 am. She'll be discussing Flawless HD Makeup for TV and Film. If you're interested in getting into TV & Film production makeup then you need to be in this seminar. Make sure you get there early, classes fill up fast.

** Learn all the new trends for the seasons, techniques from Airbrush to FX and more at the Main Floor Seminars. Designed to inspire and inform, these seminars are presented by our sponsors and exhibitors, along with some of the biggest artists in the business. These complimentary events are seated on a first-come-first-served basis and are included in admission to The Makeup Show.
*Seminars are included in your show ticket.

Follow Daniela Bell Instagram Daniela Bell Beauty & Daniela Bell Lashes
The Makeup Show is the largest pro-only beauty event that's dedicated to Artistry, Networking, Community, Inspiration & Education. 

  • Fill your kit with pro-driven essentials
  • Redefine your skill-set in our exclusive hands-on workshops and seminars. 
  • Work with FX, Fantasy and Beauty Experts
  • Explore business strategies and opportunities during forums & keynotes. 
  • Unite with fellow industry insiders
  • Network with brand execs and CEOs

To purchase your ticket CLICK HERE


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