☼ 26 | east coast ☞ skincare, but make it intentional ▦ ig: @35mmskin
Empty: Briogeo Rosarco Leave-in Spray
This is hands down my FAVORITE Briogeo product ever ever ever 💖💖💖 I've been using this product for years and years and over the last several years I've tried other products like it but not a single one compares. This is it. I don't need to try anything else 💗 After washing and conditioning my hair I towel dry it and then spray this mist throughout my hair. It has a milky consistency and the texture is silky with some slip to it. You could definitely use this to detangle your hair if you want to 💁🏽♀️ After I spray this product through my hair I go ahead and do the rest of my styling routine. This product makes my hair so soft and really helps to combat frizz. When I used to straighten my hair it made a really great heat protectant without leaving my hair greasy ✨ I love this product SO much. It has made the biggest difference in my hair over the years and I really, really notice my hair just isn't the same without it. Since running out I haven't repurchased it yet and my hair is suffering but I absolutely plan on repurchasing it soon! 💸 This baby is $20 for 5oz and it's worth every single cent. How long it'll last you will really depend on the thickness and length of your hair. I'd recommend this to absolutely anyone of all hair types, especially if your hair is really dry, damaged and/or bleached 👍🏽 Briogeo - Farewell Frizz Rosarco Milk Leave-In Conditioning Spray
Briogeo-Farewell Frizz Rosarco Milk Leave-In Conditioning Spray
Empties: Briogeo Leave-in Defining Crème
Y'all this is the leave-in to end all leave-ins 😤 I tried this for the very first time last year and I ran out of it at the end of the year. I already repurchased a new one in 2020 and I'll definitely continue to repurchase it unless something else completely blows me away like this leave-in did 💜 This leave-in conditioner has the PERFECT consistency. Not so thick that it's hard to spread and not so thin that it's making a whole dripping mess all over the place. It has a very light scent that I'm not sure I know how to explain. If you've ever tried anything from Briogeo you know what scent I'm talking about because pretty much all their products smell this way 😏 It contains rice aminos and avocado oil to help nourish, protect and keep frizz at bay and the smooth texture makes it so nice and easy to work through my hair 🥑🍚 I purchased this product last summer after deciding to put the flat iron down and let my hair do its thing! I had tried so many styling products that left my hair feeling sticky, weighed down and gross and I didn't really know what to look for in a good leave-in conditioner. All of my other hair products already came from Briogeo and I figured why not give their curly line a shot? 🤷🏽♀️ I was NOT disappointed by this product at all. I have my absolute BEST hair days when I use this leave-in cream. I have little to no frizz, my curls are DEFINED, my styles last me all week and my hair feels stronger and better with each use because of the ingredients that help improve elasticity 💪🏽 This leave-in creme is $20 for 6oz which I do think is pretty steep but this is such a beautiful formula and the results I get from it make it worth it. I'd recommend this product to ANYONE with curly hair. Especially if you're transitioning and haven't found a product that's been working out for you yet. It's been such a game changer for me and I can't imagine going back to any of the products I was using prior to this 💜💜💜 Briogeo - Curl Charisma Rice Amino + Avocado Leave–In Defining Crème
Briogeo-Curl Charisma Rice Amino + Avocado Leave–In Defining Crème
Empties: Pattern Leave-In Conditioner
💛 MY HAIR & TEXTURE/CONSISTENCY 💛 This leave-in conditioner was so nice! ☀️ The consistency of this product was thinner than what I'm used to for a leave-in conditioner but it had a really nice smooth, buttery texture that was really easy to work through my hair 🌀 My curl pattern is a mix of 3b & 3c. My hair is drier at the ends because it's bleached and the rest of my hair feels pretty normal. Not dry and not greasy either! After washing my hair I plop with a microfiber towel and then apply this leave-in 💁🏽♀️ 💭 FUNCTION & FINAL THOUGHTS 💭 This leave-in smells A M A Z I N G 🤤 It didn't do much to help with frizz, but I live in Florida and there probably isn't a product in the world that can stand against the intense humidity we've got going on here. I liked it, but I didn't love it. If I used a regular amount of it it weighed my hair down really bad but if I used less than that my hair would be a crazy, frizzy mess. This leave-in just wasn't for my hair type sad 😞 ⚠️ Also, something to be noted is that for some reason my hairline and forehead would break out when I used this product so I think I may have had an allergy to it ⚠️ I'll give this product four stars just because it was really nice, it just wasn't for me. It felt way too heavy in my hair and I don't typically experience that with leave-ins 🤷🏽♀️ I'd recommend this product to anyone that maybe has a tighter curl pattern or anyone who has really dry hair because this product did leave my hair feeling so nice and nourished despite not working too well for me! ⛅️ This product is $25 for almost 10oz! It's a pretty hefty size compared to what I'm used to buying so I think it's worth a try! I'd love to see Pattern come out with a hair gel in the future 😊 PATTERN - Leave-In Conditioner
Empties: Drunk Elephant C-Firma Day Serum
Here's a 2019 empty that I will NOT be repurchasing in 2020 🙅🏽♀️ The 'C' in C-Firma must stand for clown because I really feel like one after spending $80 on over-hyped, glorified hotdog water 🤡 When I pumped this serum onto my fingers for the very first time my first concern was the color 🍊. It was a medium golden color which isn't something you want to see when using a vitamin c serum because it's a sign that the vitamin c is oxidized. I kind of shrugged it off and thought no way, everyone said this is the best vitamin c serum ever and drunk elephant really seems to know what they're doing and went ahead and kept using it. After taking note of the color I noticed the smell...IT SMELLS LIKE CANNED WEENIES 🌭 and don't even get me started on the texture. This serum is NOT easy to spread. It's really tacky and dries down way too quickly for you to spread. A little definitely does NOT go a long way. It left my skin feeling sticky and tacky and not so cute but it was $80 so I was gonna stick this one out 🤦🏽♀️. As I've mentioned in previous posts my skin is really prone to hyperpigmentation. Vitamin C is well known for being effective at soothing and brightening the skin and with all the stubborn dark marks on my skin this sounded exactly like what I was looking for ✨. I have to admit, I did notice some brightening for the first few weeks of use and then it's like it stopped. I've used other vitamin c serums before and they have all worked so well at COMPLETELY fading my hyperpigmentation. This faded them, but not completely. I stored this serum in the fridge because I had seen many reviewers say that it helps the stability of the product but the longer I had it the darker the serum was getting. Before I was even done with it the serum had already become this sticky, dark amber colored goo and it did absolutely NOTHING for my skin 🚫. 💭 FINAL THOUGHTS 💭 This product is $80 for ONE OUNCE. It was absolutely NOT worth it and I will never ever ever for as long as I live recommend this product to anyone. This product is a complete waste of money. There's lots of vitamin c serums out there that are so much more effective for fraction of the cost. Save your coin, honey 😒💸 DRUNK ELEPHANT - C-Firma Vitamin C Day Serum
DRUNK ELEPHANT-C-Firma Vitamin C Day Serum
Empties: Good Molecules Niacinamide Serum
This was the last product I emptied in 2019 and I've gotta say I was pretty devastated to run out of this serum. I tried to baby it as much as I could but it had to reach an end 😭💔 🔆MY SKIN, PRODUCT FUNCTION & TEXTURE🔆 So this serum came into my life at the PERFECT time. I was using the DE Lala Retrowhip and it WRECKED my skin 😠. My skin was broken out all over in painful zits, it was insanely greasy and my pores were HUGE. My skin is usually somewhere between being pretty normal to slightly dry but never oily. I was able to clear up the breakouts after eliminating the Retrowhip from my skincare routine but I was left with red marks all over my face from the acne, large pores, really sensitive skin and some crazy oil production 😭! I knew niacinamide is supposed to help with skin brightening and pore size so I searched online for some niacinamide products and came across this serum. This water-based serum has a smooth, slippery texture that absorbed into my skin really well and didn't leave a film or any kind of tacky finish on my skin. It works super well under makeup too 😍! 💭 FINAL THOUGHTS 💭 I absolutely LOVE this serum and I can't wait to repurchase another bottle this year 💛💛! I noticed a HUGE difference in my skin within just one week of using it. I noticed my pores going back to their regular size and my oil production was finally getting back to normal. Within a month my skin looked like nothing ever happened ✨. No trace of scarring, no greasy skin, no giant pores and I owe it all to this bad boy 🙏🏽. At only $6 an ounce it's worth a shot! I'd recommend this serum to anybody! 💛💛💛 GOOD MOLECULES - Niacinamide Serum
GOOD MOLECULES-Niacinamide Serum
Empties: Youth to the People Adaptogen Mist
You guys know how much I love this mist…well it’s finally come to an end. I loved this mist so so so much and I really can’t wait to repurchase a new one 💔 💦 FUNCTION & TEXTURE 💦 In case any of y’all have been living under a rock for the last few months the YTTP Adaptogen mist is the most thoughtful, elegant, and quite literally FINEST mist to have ever graced this planet. This mist is loaded with some powerhouse ingredients like an adaptogenic blend of ashwaganda and rhodiola, antioxidant-rich reishi, moisture-rich shea butter, skin restoring hyaluronic acid and last but certainly not least, soothing and calming pentapeptides ☁️ This mist claims to hydrate the skin and calm redness and I cannot agree more. It does both of those things and so much more ✨ The texture of this mist is so fine, lightweight and smooth. You know when you go to the beach and you feel that ocean spray/mist against your skin? Imagine that but even finer 🌊 Are you still there? If you are then hold onto your seats because this only gets better…😏 💭 OVERALL THOUGHTS & COST 💭 This mist is as light as a feather which makes it absolutely perfect for anyone of all ages and skin types. I like to use this mist over my makeup to give my look (sharp inhale) a fresh, airy, lit-from-within, ethereal (sharp exhale) kind of glow without looking greasy. It really does calm my redness and somehow just makes me feel so calm and refreshed. It truly is like a serum in a mist as the website claims 🕊 The price of this holy tonic is $42 for 4.0oz and I wholeheartedly believe this is worth every single penny. My skin and makeup haven’t been the same without this mist and I’m going to repurchase a new one very, very soon (like after-I-post-this-review-soon because we ain’t playin games right now). I’ve recommend this product to literally every single person in my life. None of them regret purchasing this and you won’t either 💛 YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Adaptogen Soothe + Hydrate Activated Mist with Reishi + Ashwagandha
YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE-Adaptogen Soothe + Hydrate Activated Mist with Reishi + Ashwagandha
A wonderful set by briogeo 🥦🥬« be gentle be kind » 🥦🥬matcha apple replenishing superfood shampoo and kale apple conditioner. They are sulfates , silicones and parabens fre. Even tho all the ingredients are natural, the shampoo makes a good foam. The smell is wonderful - you almost wanna drink it like your favorite superfood smoothie ( dont do it tho 😂 ) : the hair is silky and shiny ,feels healthier too. I’ve seen alot of people hate this shampoo and i decided to try it anyways and im so glad i did ! Remember if something doesn’t work for someone , doesn’t mean it’s not going to work for you , we are all different and we all have a different opinion ! Happy monday loves 🥬🥦
Briogeo-Superfoods Hair Bar
One of my favorite Sephora collection masks!
The Sephora collection instant mask, banana cream! This mask is enriched with star ingredients that each target a specific skincare concern. This is mask is great for all skin types, and can be solutions for pores, dryness, and blemishes! The texture is so creamy and so soft on the skin. I bought this mask about 6 months ago because of how affordable it is and all the different scents interested me! It is very hydrating, didn’t break me out, and I saw great results in my pores, and my dryness after using this mask! I would definitely recommend this mask to anyone because it is so so affordable and smells absolutely amazing! It is also only a 5 minute mask so it is very fast to use! It is only $7 for 1.69oz! 🍌💛SEPHORA COLLECTION - Instant Masks
SEPHORA COLLECTION-Instant Masks
(GLOW RECIPE) WATERMELON GLOW SLEEPING MASK
she’s a fan fave for a reason 🍉 GLOW RECIPE - Watermelon + AHA Glow Sleeping Mask is a lightweight overnight AHA mask meant to gently chemically exfoliate while you sleep. it’s meant to help mostly with dullness, dark spots, and anti-aging. it’s a cool, goopy texture that feels like runny jello (if that makes sense), but its surprisingly not sticky! i’ve had this mini FOREVER, i bought it awhile ago to test out and after using it religiously for a few weeks i put it in my skin fridge and forgot about it. i recently rediscovered it and remembered why i loved it so much. i always wake up with fresh, radiant skin whenever i use this mask, and i’d recommend it to anyone who is trying to get started with AHAs because its super gentle but gives results. the full size is $45, but i think it’s worth it. it smells delicious, it gives your skin a boost, and its easy to slap on right before bed.
GLOW RECIPE-Watermelon + AHA Glow Sleeping Mask
(THEN I MET YOU) CLEANSING BALM
this is a nice and smooth cleansing balm that smells faintly like oranges. it promises to “melt away oil-based impurities” like makeup and sunscreen while also nourishing the skin with vitamin e and antioxidants. i got this from a giveaway, and i’ve been using it for a couple weeks now. it’s amazing for getting makeup off, i’ve used it on even my toughest mascaras and it still takes them off gently but effectively. the hype for this balm is REAL, ya’ll. it’s soft and nourishing yet able to take off all the grime on my face no problemo. $38 is about right for makeup melting balms, slaii by DE is $34 and very cherry clean by farmacy is $34 as well, and i like this one more than slaii so it’s worth it in my opinion. i recommend giving this one a try if you’re looking for your new favorite cleansing balm!! it’s effective, priced alright, and of course cute af. 5/5 stars!
(GOOD MOLECULES) PRIMING MOISTURIZER
can we tell i love the glossier bags 🤷♀️ anyways, since i ran out of my glossier priming moisturizer, i switched to GOOD MOLECULES - Silicone-Free Priming Moisturizer since i steal need some extra hydration until the sun comes back. good molecules sent this to me when it first launched, and i havent been able to try it until a couple weeks ago. it’s a lightweight moisturizer designed to smooth skin texture with a plant-based alternative to silicone. again, i don’t wear foundation so i can’t personally speak on its “priming” powers, but i will say ive heard several others say it wears fantastically under makeup. as a stand alone moisturizer, i love that it’s not overly thick and a nice light cream. it makes my skin feel smooth but i like that theres no silicone in the formula. and for $14 i definitely recommend it, totally worth it.
GOOD MOLECULES-Silicone-Free Priming Moisturizer
My Fave👉🏻&honey Deep Moist Shampoo and Treatme
This is my favorite shampoo and conditioner recently My hair is dry and stiff, what's worse, I have dyed my hair 2 months ago. Well, now I have dry, stiff and damaged hair, so I pay special attention to the protection of my hair. This pair of shampoo and conditioner was bought when I traveled to Japan last month because it Iooks so beautiful, and I didn't expect it to work well. But now, I really want to fly to Japan and buy a bunch of this product because it is so great!! This product is a silicone-free shampoo and conditioner. Its main ingredient is honey and also contains Moroccan essential oils to repair damaged hair and restore frizz. I have medium long hair, and I squeeze about 4-5 pumps every time I use it. The foam is quite rich and the scent is particularly good. Compared with ordinary hair masks, the conditioner's repair ability is not weak at all! After washing, my hair feels super smooth and silky, just like I have did a hair spa! And it has a floral and fruity fragrance ~ I really like it!! If you have damaged hair, I really recommend you to try this shampoo and conditioner from & honey!!