I am a 33 yr old native Floridian living in Houston! I ❤️ skin care, make up, tips & tricks and trying NEW PRODUCTS!
Ice Cream Paint Job
Again sucker for packaging!!! Especially I when I saw these were BUBBLE GUM PINK . Although I do enjoy Soap and Glory products so WIN / win . I hope ( haven’t peeled it off yet 🥴) anyway I used the spatula it came with and put the whole container ( 1 use) on my face. It felt... STICKY ICKY. Kinda like bubblegum. Work fast spreading ladies bc this ish does FAST! So I did my best all while trying to miss ALL hair like the packaging states. SOAP & GLORY - What A Peeling! Purifying De-Clog Mask SO AFTER 25 minutes I will peel the mask off...( Pics posted) and it claims the oil absorbing kaolin and clay powder is great along with oolong tea, lentil seeds, sage, chamomile AND ginger extracts! So CHOCKED FULL of things your skin just eats up! ALSO FOR TWO APPLICATIONS ( 2 masks) it was $4.95 so well worth it if the hype is real. I WILL SAY... The slogan kinda grosses MEOWT 😂😂 “ GRIME GRIPPING ” 🤢🤢like uhhhhhh I’m not a shower tile 😳🤦🏼♀️ Anyways time to peel this bad boy off. I’ll be right back! Andddd I’m actually impressed! It first of all came off all in one piece which is unheard of! But it literally as in the pic you can see it circled the black heads it pulled out of my pores. So grime gripping might sound vile but it’s actually PRECISELY what it did. Oh AND soft as butter . Definitely will purchase again!!SOAP & GLORY - What A Peeling! Purifying De-Clog Mask
SOAP & GLORY-What A Peeling! Purifying De-Clog Mask
If I had ONE choice
If I could only take ONE facial product with me somewhere this would have down be IT! This is not my first empty I’m on my third and it makes my skin so soft and hydrated. It doesn’t make me greasy or sticky and it has helped tremendously with evening out my tone. It’s not super expensive but for a face cream it is a tad pricey but it literally is worth EVERY PENNY . PETER THOMAS ROTH - Hungarian Thermal Water Mineral-Rich Moisturizer PETER THOMAS ROTH - Hungarian Thermal Water Mineral-Rich Moisturizer
PETER THOMAS ROTH-Hungarian Thermal Water Mineral-Rich Moisturizer
I gave it my best shot
I first off Dont like giving bad reviews but their necessary 🤷♀️ so I love this brands sea spray and wave creams I’ve used them for years!! The color of these stOOpid bottles is exact caught my 👀s initially ! Packaging is MY WEAKNESS . Lord save me from some god packaging 😳🙈 ok so anyway I BOUGHT. The dang shampoo and conditioner for what I could of spent on a good mascara . Concealer, eyeshadow ... you get the point I bring home . NOT YOUR MOTHER'S - Sicilian Blood Orange & Black Currant Shampoo NOT YOUR MOTHER'S - Sicilian Blood Orange & Black Currant Butter Masque I shower and use said products. 😱 I CAN NOTTTT get a brush through my hair ! So after a bottle ( exaggerating) of de tangler it’s BRUSHED! Took a good ten minutes . I dunno who got time for that ishhhhhh , I probably should’ve mentioned my hair is to my waist and THICKER than a snickers 😂 as WELL as having a deep wave. Soooooo brushing my hair can be a talk not going to lie, but having to literally section of tiny pieces and brush them individually . Just NO. Hair air dries per usual except my hair is FRIZZY , DRY and still an unmanageable NOW HIDEOUS mess. Look my experience with this is just save yourself time and money . Take my word for it THEY SUCK ( ‼️‼️I repeated this process multiple times hoping it would be different . Each time same result) . Sorry not sorry 💯💯
NOT YOUR MOTHER'S-Sicilian Blood Orange & Black Currant Butter Masque
It’s the LITTLE things
That doesn’t just apply to love and life. It applies to BEAUTY!!!!! literally these tiny circular cotton rounds that have been around FOREVER literally have now come out with one that are “ exfoliating” and LET ME TELL YOU!!!!!! For a LIGHT not harsh and rough for your skin fresh clean feeling these cotton rounds are PERFECTION! I can literally see the difference in the dullness of my skin BEFORE I use and how it GLOWS after using. It’s such a small thing but makes. An enormous difference !!!!! Try THEM ! up&up - Exfoliating Cotton Rounds 6x100ct
up&up-Exfoliating Cotton Rounds 6x100ct
Bye bye bags
I use the First Aid FIRST AID BEAUTY - Eye Duty Triple Remedy A.M. Gel Cream and I’ve only used it a few days hence the 4 stars... it definitely gets rid of puffiness but my holy grail product lately u I s this Pixipixi - +C Vit Undereye Brightener as you can see in my picture I have it under one eye and not the other . The difference is like MAGIC!!!! Highly recommend this product!!!
pixi-+C Vit Undereye Brightener
I discovered these DASHING DIVA - Country Chic Short Press-On Gel Nail and OMG now this was my first time so their not THE BEST. I didn’t realize you could stretch to fit your nail bed till second hand. That’s why I chose light colors for first time use! I know my cuticles need cleaning but these are a game changer for manicures!!!
DASHING DIVA-Country Chic Short Press-On Gel Nail
🚨 DUPE ALERT! 🚨 A $12 Tatcha Water Cream Dupe!
Y’all. I have a Dupe Alert for you that I’ve been sitting on for a few weeks because I wanted to do my due diligence in researching both ingredient lists, and to try both products to see how my skin reacted. For the last four weeks, I’ve been testing and researching a moisturizer I found to be very similar to Tatcha Water Cream. Now, we all know Tatcha is legit—but it also comes with a hefty price tag. So when I found this $12 moisturizer at Target, and discovered it left my skin feeling as good (if not BETTER) than my Water Cream, I was SHOOK. The dark horse product I’m referring to? e.l.f. Holy Hydration moisturizer. Let’s talk about why. TATCHA - The Water Cream If you’ve ever used Tatcha’s Water Cream, you know why this product gets a 5-star rating. It’s an amazing product. But at $68 for 1.7oz, the price point is extremely heft for what it is. The two ingredients that make this moisturizer so expensive are gold and Tatcha’s signature Japanese flower blend. Neither of these ingredients are of significant benefit in a skincare product. Gold is primarily labeled as an antioxidant—but there are hundreds of antioxidant ingredients out there that are just as effective (if not more) than gold. The Japanese flower blend is kind of “gimmicky” in my opinion. Everything it claims to do (support circulation, calms skin, reduces oil, and brightening) can all be achieved through other ingredients on the market for waaaaay less money. Is the product great? Sure. But I can’t justify a $68 price tag on the regular. Enter e.l.f. e.l.f. - Holy Hydration! Face Cream At first glance, e.l.f.’s Holy Hydration Face Cream looks pretty plain. From the packaging to the smell of the cream (or, should I say, no smell), it just looks like a normal moisturizer. Upon further inspection of the ingredient list, things got real. The first 10 ingredients (of 30) all deliver the same anti-oxidant, anti-aging, hydrating and moisturizing power as Tatcha’s Water Cream, without the gimmicks. In those top 10 ingredients we have niacinimide, squalene, glycerine, and water. (Note, water is also the first ingredient in The Water Cream... of course.) Both products also contain hyaluronic acid in the same position on the ingredient lists, meaning the efficacy of the ingredient is likely apples-to-apples. Holy Hydration also has very little fragrance when compared to Water Cream, and no essential oil additives. Now, the most important part of the testing phase: how did the two compare on my skin? They felt exactly the same. Both are lightweight and absorb quickly, leaving my skin feeling hydrated, plumped and smooth. Neither left me feeling oily or weighed down. If it weren’t for Tatcha’s fragrance, I could put these creams in unmarked packaging and think I was using the same product. Final thought: both creams are great, and Tatcha is the OG. But if you’re on a budget, try e.l.f.’s Holy Hydration cream. I swear you’ll be shook, too!
e.l.f.-Holy Hydration! Face Cream
World’s Best Beauty Rollers🖤🌸
If we want to talk about the BEST FACIAL AND BODY roller then you came to the right place. These rollers have transformed my skin, goodbye fine lines, sagging and puffiness, hello firm, contoured, and lifted skin! These rollers are crafted with some amazing science. The actual rollers are high density carbon rollers that had to be heated and compressed for 90 days at 2800 degrees Celsius, that’s insane! Because of that process these rollers emit ultra-infrared energy that’s enough to melt ice. These invisible waves of infrared energy are what make these rollers revolutionary. With a price tag of $200 for the large roller and $150 for the small these gorgeous rollers can break the bank a bit but the results are just phenomenal and in my opinion, worth it. I’m currently 27 and have been noticing a loss of firmness to my face and every time I use these I just see and feel the results with every single use, it’s amazing. These are not battery powered and the energy comes from the way the carbon was created (science is so cool!) Both of these rollers are amazing and both perform beautifully, the main difference being the size of them since the one for eyes is for more small and delicate areas. The large one can be used for both full face and body. Regardless either (or both) of these devices are an amazing addition to any skincare routine.
MDNA SKIN-THE BEAUTY ROLLER
The Best Pore-Blurring Moisturizer!😍
Normally when I think of a "pore-blurring" product, I think of a silicone-filled, primer-type of texture. While this type of texture is helpful as a primer if I'm looking for flawless, long-lasting makeup, it's not something I want in my moisturizer. KORRES kindly sent over this Pomegranate Pore Blurring Gel Moisturizer recently, and although it says pore-blurring in the title, it does not have that silicone feeling! I've been using this in my morning skincare routine and thoroughly enjoying it. KORRES - Pomegranate Pore Blurring Gel Moisturizer I'll be honest, I didn't even look up the product or ingredients before trying it (I KNOW, bad). And when I did I was surprised to see the second two highlighted ingredients: 💫Pomegranate Extract: Reduces the appearance of pores and promotes a fresh glow with rich antioxidants and tannins. 💫BHAs (Salicylic Acid): Exfoliate by removing dead skin cells, unclogging, and refining the look of pores. 💫Willowherb Extract: Absorbs oil and helps to minimize the appearance of pores. 💧 Although this moisturizer say it's geared for combo-oily skin, I've not had any issues with my skin, which is more on the normal-dry side, layering it as a last step in my AM routine over more hydrating products. ☁️ I personally do not find the fragrance of this moisturizer to be overpowering or linger at all, I actually find it quite pleasant. ☁️ The texture is described as a whipped gel formula and I have to agree, it feels a bit thicker than a traditional gel. ☁️ I've not experienced any irritation or purging (ahem BHA) from this product (yet) so I will continue to use it in my AM routine. ☁️ I don't think this will work for me in the fall/winter when my skin gets dry/dehydrated, but for the summer I have been loving it!
KORRES-Pomegranate Pore Blurring Gel Moisturizer
Hydro Boost- Worth the Hype
Everyone has been raving about the Hydro Boost line and I thought it was all hype. I was even initially annoyed by the price of this as I thought it was too expensive for a drugstore/Neutrogena product. This runs between $15-$20 for a 1.7oz container. However, Neutrogena - Hydro Boost Water Gel is that girl!!! I love all things Hyaluronic Acid and this is no exception. This is water based but heavy at the same time, and application literally feels like you’re splashing your face with water - goes on smooth and your skin feels very moisturized immediately. When using, I use this as the last step in my routine, but only at night because it is a little too rich for day time use and I find that it gives my face too much of a slippery feel to apply makeup over it. I’m so much of a product junkie that I don’t necessarily use all of the same products every day because I’m constantly trying new things, so I bought this on a whim because of the good reviews, but this is a keeper and I will be purchasing again soon (because as you can see, I’m about out). I would recommend for dry skin as an everyday moisturizer or and would recommend for the oily/combo girls as a nighttime moisturizer, unless you are not wearing makeup then it’s great in the day as well.
Neutrogena-Hydro Boost Water Gel
I HAVE NATURALLY CURLY-ish HAIR??
WAIT.. 😱🤭 I HAVE NATURALLY CURLY-ish HAIR?? WHAAAT?? I was actually super shocked that this technique brought out my natural waves.... maybe YOU have naturally curly hair without even knowing! Try this method to find out! 😁 • Instructions to what I did: ❗️Disclaimer❗️I’m not a professional when it comes to curly hair but since this technique worked for me, here are my tips: 1️⃣ Dampen hair and skip brushing 2️⃣ Grab a kitchen strainer & hair dryer 3️⃣ Place sections of hair into strainer 4️⃣ Blow dry strainer and scrunch up hair 5️⃣ Continue until completely dry & wavy!! • Song: break up with your girlfriend, im bored (Ariana Grande)
Does Green Clean really work? 🤔 Here’s proof!💚
I wasn’t quite sold on cleansing balms before Green Clean entered my life. Now I don’t know how I did without it! FARMACY - Green Clean Makeup Removing Cleansing Balm 💚How it works: It’s so easy! A little does go a long way, so a dime sized scoop should suffice. I like to evenly place it around my face like stripes, then massage until the makeup literally melts. It’s gentle around the eyes so feel free to gently rub away mascara and eyeliner! 💚Ingredients and benefits: The texture goes on somewhat thick, like a true balm and melts to an oil by the end of the process. It rinses off pretty seamlessly! It’s made with Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Oil, and Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil so it has a light citrus scent 💚Can it substitute a cleanser? The short answer for me is no, but it’s a great first step in a double cleanse routine! I would only use this as my single cleanser if I was traveling for a few days and didn’t want to bring liquids, or if it was a no-makeup day. Otherwise, my pores get clogged easily and I like them squeaky clean! 🧼
FARMACY-Green Clean Makeup Removing Cleansing Balm