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Olay Review #1: Regenerist Cleanser
The first review I’m tackling from my Olay kit is the Regenerist Regenerating Cream Cleanser. Just a heads up, I’ve been using these products for about two months so far. This cream cleanser is billed as a gentle exfoliator that deep cleans and will regenerate skin for more even texture and a brighter look. Some of the active ingredients include salicylic acid (BHA) and vitamins C and E. The salicylic acid helps exfoliate to promote more even, brighter skin. The vitamins are antioxidants to protect skin from pollutants. I’ve been using this roughly every other day to wash my face in the morning. So far I think it’s fine, a pretty average cleanser. It’s definitely gentle as far as exfoliators go, which can be a good thing, but I have used AHA/BHA cleansers in the past that made my skin glow after one use. This doesn’t do that, but i don’t have any complaints about it either! OLAY - Regenerist Regenerating Cream Cleanser
OLAY-Regenerist Regenerating Cream Cleanser
Drugstore Skincare Party 🎊
I love doing a multi step skincare routine. Most days I use about 10 different products to keep my skin looking its best. I like a good luxury brand, but I enjoy a lot of drugstore brands as well. If it works and saves me money, I LOVE IT. I recently read some good things about the Olay line of skincare products. So, I bought a set from their Regenerist anti-aging line. It was around $90 for five full size products. I’ve been using it for the last month or so and have some thoughts on the various products. Over the next several days I’ll do individual reviews of each of the five products and then end with an overall review. Here’s a list of the products: 🎊Anti-Aging Regenerating Cream Cleanser 🎊Ultra-Rich Hydrating Moisturizer 🎊Wrinkle Serum MAX 🎊Retinol 24 MAX Night Eye Cream 🎊Retinol 24 MAX Night Moisturizer Can’t wait to tell you all more! What’s your favorite drugstore brand?
My “Everyday” Makeup 🤗
This is a look at my makeup routine on a typical work day. It takes about 15 minutes! Here’s what I use in the order I use it (note: this does not include my skincare steps): 💜Dr. Brandt Pores No More Luminous Primer 💜Jcat Quad Color Correcting Palette (I only use the green for my red spots and yellow for my under-eye circles.) 💜Wander Beauty Dualist Matte and Illuminating Concealer (I use the matte all over and add the illuminating on top of the matte for my under-eyes. I apply this using a Tarte concealer brush.) 💜YSL Beauty Touché Eclat Highlighter (just under my eyes, I have serious circles!) 💜NARS Powder Bronzer in Laguna (I do a very simple contour in the hollows of my cheeks, the sides of my nose and under my jawline.) 💜Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Luminous Flush 💜Trestique Brow Pencil in Espresso 💜Benefit Watts Up Cream to Powder Highlighter (I put this on my cheekbones, the bridge of my nose, my forehead and my Cupid’s bow.) 💜Ciate London’s Eye Lustre Cream Shadow in Eclectic 💜Maybelline Unstoppable Eyeliner in Espresso on my bottom lash line 💜Tarte Maneater Mascara 💜Sephora Collection Lip Oil Now, some of these products may change depending on what color blush or eyeshadow or lip I’m going for that day, but this is a typical day for me! How long does your everyday routine take?
Happy Valentine’s Day Beauties! 🥰
This is my first attempt at a before and after transition video and I think it’s pretty fun! I put together this pink and red look to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Sending you all lots of love today! Here’s what I used in this look: Face: ❤️YSL Beauty Touché Eclat Blue Primer ❤️Wander Beauty Dualist Matte & Illuminating Concealer ❤️NARS Bronzer Powder in Laguna ❤️Glossier Cloud Paint in Puff ❤️Benefit Watt’s Up Cream Highlighter Eyes: ❤️Trestique Define Sculpt & Set Brow Pencil in Espresso ❤️Colourpop Main Squeeze palette (Frose on lids, Seed Money on crease, Red Bottoms on outer corner and Juicy Fruit over the top for shimmer) ❤️Maybelline Unstoppable Eyeliner in Espresso ❤️Tarte Maneater Mascara Lips: ❤️Glossier Generation G in Zip
Soothing Wintry Dry Skin 🥶
I live in the Midwest where the temperatures are subzero and the air is EXTREMELY dry right now. Combine these factors with the fact I enjoy hot showers and you have the perfect recipe for very dry skin. My skin was getting to the point where it was so dry it was painful. IT WAS MISERABLE. I’ve been on the hunt for a good body lotion recently and I think I found it! Peter Thomas Roth’s Mega-Rich Nourishing Body Lotion is so nice. I was a little worried when it came out of the bottle a little on the liquidy side, I didn’t think it would be moisturizing enough. I was wrong though. Because it’s a little on the thinner side, it spreads more easily on my skin and absorbs better than some thicker lotions. It’s very lightly scented, so it might not be ideal if you’re sensitive to fragrances. For me, it’s perfect though. The scent is nice and rosy and light. I’ve been using it the last few days and my skin has been feeling great despite the weather and my penchant for hot showers! What’s your favorite moisturizer? 🧴 PETER THOMAS ROTH - Mega-Rich Nourishing Body Lotion
PETER THOMAS ROTH-Mega-Rich Nourishing Body Lotion
Just Some Packaging Appreciation 🐙
I love great packaging. Of course, it always matters more to me if the product actually works, but there is nothing wrong with enjoying something simply because it’s esthetically pleasing. TONYMOLY is a Korean beauty brand that is known and loved just about everywhere. The company puts out good products at pretty affordable prices in some EXTREMELY adorable packing, This is the Tako Blackhead Scrub Stick. You use it 3-4 times a week iafter washing your face, while skin is still wet, by rubbing it over blackhead trouble areas and then rinsing with warm water. The product contains ingredients like Dead Sea salt, taurine, black peat water and charcoal powder to tackle blackheads and smooth skin. Full disclosure: I have not begun using the product in earnest yet, so I cannot give a review on how it works. I was mostly using this post to appreciate the packaging. I love brands that use creativity and put a lot of thought into their packaging and marketing; And it’s just so darn cute! What’s your favorite product packaging?
My Favorite under eye Concealer Tips👍
A eye concealer is a commonly used product for permanent blemishes and discolorations. Generally speaking, we want to use a concealer to mask dark circles, age spots, large pores and other small blemishes visible on the skin. And we know the skin around under eye area is more sensitive and thinner. Because of the eyes work a lot throughout the day, from blinking to expressing your emotions, this alone can cause premature aging - eye bags and dark circles. In fact, eye bags are harmless-yet-frustrating skincare woe most of us have had to deal with from Time to time. Concealing under eye area is not hard. I want to share how to conceal under eye areas. Concealing dark eye circles is kind of like a 3 step process 1. First thing first is to counteract the blue or deep purple bags. (If you go straight in with a highlighting concealer or light colored concealer, you are not actually concealing the dark areas underneath the eye since the darkness is still gonna show through) - this step is essential for those with really dark under eye circles. If you have light green circle you can skip this step. 2. Secondly go with a fair light concealer (based on your skin tone) normally you will need to find a color that is a little bit darker than your foundation. Apply it directly to the areas you want to cover with a brush. little by little. With a tiny brush like this, would help the thick concealer to blend out easily and look naturally. Less is more. If you are applying with bare fingers or a sponge, it would ended up with good coverage at the beginning but looks heavy and crease through out the day. 3. The you need to set all these in place by a loose powder. ( A translucent pressed powder would be a good choice here since you dont want to add too much extra product.) Just apply a fine amount underneath the eye just to set the previous steps in place. The product I’m using is LANCÔME - Effacernes Waterproof Protective Undereye Concealer I really like this one since It looks natural and blends easily. The medium bisque 250 W is great for me. My undertones are somewhere between yellow and pink.I love that you only need a small amount, it lasts longer than any of the other high end concealers. The good thing is that It isn't cakey as long as you remember not to use a lot.
LANCÔME-Effacernes Waterproof Protective Undereye Concealer
EYE CREAM! Dry, eczema, dark, wrinkle prone eyes
So nothing has been working for your eye concerns? Yep, me too... until I found these holy grail products! Let’s get down to the details. I suffer from eczema mostly on and around my eyes. It’s painful, red, and burns. I’ve tried it all and other eye creams would burn and irritate my skin even more. Along with eczema I have the typical fine lines, dark circles, and puffy eyes. WELL, I found the perfect fit for my sensitive skin. DR ROEBUCK'S - Down Under Collagen Boosting Eye Treatment The first eye cream I’ve ever tried that doesn’t burn and actually helps my concerns. + calming, NO BURNING! + CLEAN & VEGAN. + rich luxurious texture. + specifically for nighttime, but I use in the AM too. + hyaluronic acid to really help dry under eyes and fine lines. + collagen boosting so it firms up your skin. + caffeine to perk up those tired eyes! + Rosehip boosts collagen + BASICALLY, targets all biggest concerns we typically have. Darkness, dryness, wrinkles, aging! + great for eczema! Made my eczema and dry patches go away. + recycled packaging. - expires after 6 months so you need to make sure to use it up in time. $38 but worth it! Did you know you can layer hydration for your under eyes? Add a eye oil right on top! I love the KORA - Noni Radiant Eye Oil + easy application with a roll on bottle. Fits right into the under eyes. + dry oil type, it absorbs quickly. + really helps dryness, dullness, and rough texture. + essentially smooths, brightens, and hydrates! + dark circles are minimized. + LOVE this to prep for my concealer. Concealer LSU’s down much smoother and looks a lot more natural. + Noni fruit, tomato fruit, & marine bamboo extracts to perk up the eyes! + roller ball is made out of rose quartz! * I have nothing bad to say about this one. It’s easy application and works! $38 best when bought in a kora organics set. Extra eye cream tips!!: Make sure you are putting your eye products in after all serums and right before moisturizer. use your ring finger to tap in or rub in product as softly as possible. The ring finger is the lightest (in weight/pressure) finger we have so it will minimize tug on our sensitive and wrinkle prone skin around the eyes.
DR ROEBUCK'S-Down Under Collagen Boosting Eye Treatment
Did you know that this oil could do THIS? 🤭
Now that I have your attention, do swipe left to experience some dream time with ✨𝕐𝕠𝕦𝕥𝕙 𝕥𝕠 𝕥𝕙𝕖 ℙ𝕖𝕠𝕡𝕝𝕖 𝕊𝕦𝕡𝕖𝕣𝕓𝕖𝕣𝕣𝕪 ℍ𝕪𝕕𝕣𝕒𝕥𝕖 + 𝔾𝕝𝕠𝕨 𝔻𝕣𝕖𝕒𝕞 𝕆𝕚𝕝 ✨ 📝Apart from excellent ingredients like maqui berries, açaí, prickly pear, squalane, and vitamin c, this oil is super light-weight and absorbs easily and beautifully into my skin. I’ve found it to be very versatile, so I will include ways in which I use it. Feel free to add some more in the comment section! 🌿As a night oil and last step in my nighttime routine 🌿Under light makeup to give an extra dewy glow 🌿On my eyelids just before I apply my eyeshadow and I’ve found that it intensifies the color! (Look at my last Dossier perfume post to see the effect on my eyeshadow) 🌿As a fortifying product to any light face cream (I add 2-4 drops into the cream and mix with my palms and then apply. I’ve found this useful for my Vegreen daily moisture cream, which I love but tends to be too light for my dry winter skin.) 🌿As part of a two-step routine for days when my skin is feeling extra sensitive and I want to keep things gentle. I would rinse my face with tepid water, apply a gentle serum and then 2-3 drops of the super berry oil. ✨Did you find any useful tips here? How do YOU use your superberry oil?✨ [AD] - #yttppartner YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Superberry Hydrate + Glow Oil
YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE-Superberry Hydrate + Glow Oil
Concealer mistakes I used to make
The biggest under eye concealer mistake I used to make was NOT using a color corrector before applying concealer. The first photo I applied concealer directly and the under eye circles are still quite prominent In the second photo the only difference is I first applied a color corrector to the dark areas of the circles, then afterwards dabbing the concealer on top. I think you can see a very noticeable difference between the two pictures! tarte - Maracuja Creaseless Undereye Concealer best. Concealer. Ever. Kaja - Cat Nap Under Eye Brightener This is not my usual color corrector but I decided to try something new. It’s a bit too dark for my skin tone but it still works! It’s also a little too thin and watery for my liking overall.
Kaja-Cat Nap Under Eye Brightener
July 2020 Empties
Here are the products I’ve finished in the month of July. I have a small review about each product down below along with an emoji indicating whether I plan to repurchase or not. If you guys have any additional questions about any of the products, feel free to ask them in the comments. 👍 - will repurchase 🤔 - liked but not sure about repurchasing 👎 - won’t repurchase ▶️ KEEP COOL - Soothe lotion - lightweight emulsion type moisturizer that performs like a creamy serum to keep the skin adequately moisturized and hydrated. 👍 ▶️ ISNtree - Hyaluronic Acid Aqua Gel Cream - gel cream moisturizer formulated with 5 different types of hyaluronic acid to deeply hydrate the skin. One of the best gel cream I’ve ever tried. 👍 ▶️ ISNtree - Hyaluronic Acid Toner - slightly viscous toner with 3 different types of hyaluronic acid to hydrate and balance the skin. Basic no frills toner that plumps the skin. 🤔 ▶️ ISNtree - C-Niacin Toning Ampoule - skin brightening treatment that uses 69% sea buckthorn fruit extracts and 2% niacinamide. Great alternative for those who can’t tolerate traditional vitamin c serums. 🤔 ▶️ Beauty of Joseon - Calming Serum : Green Tea + Panthenol -lightweight serum that uses 76.49% green tea leaf water and 2% panthenol to hydrate and the soothe the skin. Performed really well for my skin by reducing redness and irritations. 👍 ▶️ @nichebeautylab purifying gel cleanser* - daily treatment gel cleanser that helps to regulate skin oiliness, reduce sebum production, and cleanse pores. Contains salicylic acid and willow bark extract. Wasn’t drying on the skin. 🤔 ▶️ íUNIK - Black Snail Restore Serum - snail mucin based serum that claims to help with skin brightening, skin soothing, reduction of signs of premature aging, and increased cell regeneration. Lackluster results for my liking. Essentially just a good hydrating serum. 🤔 ▶️ TROIAREUKE - AGT Hydro Essence Moisturizing Gel - viscous gel type essence that’s adheres very well to skin to condition and provide hydration. Didn’t work out well for me. Caused itching and irritations after prolonged use. 👎 ▶️ TROIAREUKE - Acsen UV Protector Essence -my top favorite sunscreen for oily skin types. Can’t recommend much since it’s kinda pricy. I’ve posted a full review of this already so feel free to check it out. 👍 ▶️ THE inkey LIST - Oat Cleansing Balm - affordable cleansing balm with colloidal oats and oat kernel oil to provide a nourishing and thorough cleanse to remove oil based impurities. It just works. 👍 ▶️ Dr.Althea - Resveratrol 345NA_Intensive Repair Cream repairitive cream with a gel cream like texture. Contains resveratrol and a ton of botanicals to help nourish, brighten, soothe, and heal the skin. 👍 ▶️ I'm from - Mugwort Essence - essence containing 100% fermented korean mugwort to hydrating and soothe inflamed, sensitive, and reactive skin. Skin benefits are shown gradually overtime with consistent use. 👍 ▶️ LANEIGE - Eye Sleeping Mask - watery gel sleeping mask to keep the under eye area hydrated and plump overnight. A nice but unnecessary product. Didn’t really do much for eye area. Too fragranced for my liking. 👎 ▶️ NEOGENLAB - Real Fresh Cleansing Stick Green Tea - two in one cleanser in a stick form that can easily cleanse the skin of both oil and water based impurities. Doesn’t strip the skin. Contains green tea and 13 botanical oils. 🤔 ▶️ THE inkey LIST - Retinol Serum - a gentle retinol serum containing retistar which is a combination of multiple actives. Helped with controlling my acne breakouts. Didn’t irritate or dry my skin out. 🤔 ▶️ KEEP COOL - Soothe Bamboo Sun Essence SPF50+ - lightweight sun essence that contains 40% bamboo water to keep the skin hydrated and soothed. Became a favorite of mines fairly quick. Already repurchased. 👍 ▶️ TROIAREUKE - Skin Complex Formula Facial Toner Spray - lightweight watery toner mist that contains a ton of botanicals to provide strong antioxidant benefits to the skin. Not sure it did much for me other than kept my skin hydrated. Didn’t irritate or break me out. 🤔
ISNtree- C-Niacin Toning Ampoule
Mario Badescu demo 👆🏾; review👇🏾🙅🏾♀️🗑
About the MARIO BADESCU - Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs and Rosewater : This hyped hydrating mist can be used anywhere anytime. It is formulated with herbal extracts and rosewater “for a pleasant, pick me up for dehydrated, tight and uncomfortable skin. Spray your day and night creams for a boost of hydration.” It can be used on your face, hair and to set makeup. Gentle, non-irritating. For: All skin types How I used it: I have used it for about a year. I use to to spritz my skin and to also set my makeup. I haven’t used it on my hair. Why it disappointed me? I was almost halfway done with it when I found out the drama storm around it when it was alleged that MB had undisclosed steroids in their products. Recommend? I cannot. Specs: • 4 fl. oz./118 mL for $7 • 8 fl. oz./236 mL for $12 (The above sizes are both available at the bellow retailers unless indicted otherwise.) 🔎 Where to find it? 🔍 🔘 Mario Badescu 🔘 Sephora 🔘 Nordstrom 🔘 Ulta 🔘 Amazon* * Also, comes in bundles ranging from $14-$19.
MARIO BADESCU-Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs and Rosewater