Hi I’m B short for Bath-she-ba Skincare junkie and skincare enthusiast!! 🦋
My 7 Skin Method Products:
**If your not sure what the 7-skin method is refer to my Korean 7-Skin Method post** BIODERMA - SensibioTonique pixi - Glow Tonic I just started using these but so far so good!! Bioderma is amazing my skin loves it...and this tonic can be used by sensitive types it is super gentle, lightweight and absorbs easily!! It contains water + Glycerin (a humectant) so you are definitely getting hydration from this product. I’m sure this product is going to stick around for a while!! The Pixi toner has 5%glycolic acid...I know it may seem harsh but it’s pretty gentle on my oily dehydrated skin. But it can be irritable to sensitive skin types so I don’t recommend to sensitive skin types. By the way I don’t always use the exfoliating toner in my 7-Skin Method I only use it 2-3 time a week! As it is recommended with any exfoliating at max. My 7-skin method for the most part is comprised of 4 layers of hydration and 1-2 layer of exfoliant 2-3 times a week! When I don’t exfoliate I will layer Bioderma 4-7 times. Remember Hydrated skin is Healthy and Happy Skin!
A Method That Can Rescue ANY Dehydrated SkinType
As promised in my first post I’m here to talk to you guys again about the KOREAN 7 - SKIN METHOD. ( In Korean skin means toner) A little Refresher: A Hydrating Toner is water + a humectant. A toner is highly effective because they are thin and absorb at a fast rate, which means you can layer this product comfortably, without fear of it being to heavy. I layered my toner using the 7 skin Method. Now when doing this method you want to make sure your using a non- irritating toner or essence (if an essence make sure it is lightweight and not to heavy). This method is all about finding a hydration level that is comfortable for you skin type because 7 layers might be comfortable to me but not for the next person. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO APPLY ALL 7 LAYERS!! AGAIN DO WHATEVER WORKS FOR YOU!! It is recommended that you start off with three and increase your layers to 7 ONLY IF YOU WANT TO!! This is a method that is meant to be done in a consecutive order... 1.Cleanse 2.Tone layer 1, layer 2, layer 3,layer and so forth 3.Continue with the rest of your routine When applying make sure that you allow a drying time between applications!! I am going to leave a link below on how to get the most out of the 7 skin method by avoiding certian mistakes: https://theklog.co/7-skin-method-biggest-mistakes/amp/ If this method is to much (as in layering consecutively) you can follow The Golden Rx method a LICENSED ESTHETICIAN: https://youtu.be/b8nKTHwufZc 1.Cleanse 2.Tone 3.Exfoliate 4. Tone 5. Mask 6.Tone 7.serums 8.Tone 9.Moisturize and Oil ** This method allows for spaces/breaks from toning in between so you can apply different products but your still achieving that good level of hydration for your skin** Now your probably wondering why do I need so much toner or (hydrating toner)?? Well to simply put it—WATER!! “Water is a transport system” according to the GoldenRx. This means water will make your skin permeable allowing all your other products to penetrate effortlessly, effectively and efficiently! While getting in a good amount of hydration, especially if your skin is dehydrated!! I’ve been trying this method out for about a week now and my oiliness has decreased drastically (I also use niacinamide and have been for a while, it’s made a difference too) but adding a hydrating toner has been a game changer. I literally throughout the day don’t have to blot my face with a blotting sheet or napkin as much any more, and you know if you don’t have to do those things throughout your day you are doing something right! When layering I use 4 layers of hydrating toner and if I’m feeling up for it I will use 1-2 layers of an exfoliating toner. I hope this method helps you as much as it’s helped me so far (I’ll keep you posted) and if you want to read more about skin hydration and mositurization here is another link: https://www.cosmedica-skincare.com/blogs/news/hydration-vs-moisture-what-does-my-skin-need Remember Hydrated skin is Healthy and Happy Skin!
Knowing The Difference Saved My Skin
Hi everyone I’m B...short for Bath-she-ba. I wanted to share a skincare tip with you guys that changed my skin for the better. For the longest I have struggled with the oiliest of oily skin and could not figure out why. Until recently when I was doing research to incorporate a few new products into my routine. To simply put it: Knowing the Difference Between Hydration and Moisturizarion. I know the difference may seem obvious but these two words are often used interchangeably by the skin care community and/or brands but they do not mean the same thing. I believed for a while that because I had oily skin I should be stripping it, I shouldn’t be moisturizing it (because of the high oil production) or if I were to drink enough water that will in turn hydrate my skin and these are all MISCONCEPTIONS that are just not TRUE. So Hydration vs. Moisturization HYDRATION (Hydration = Penetration) Hydration refers to the water content within the skin. So when your using hydrating products it penetrates deeper in the skin increasing the water content. MOISTURIZATION When you are moisturizing you are locking in the hydration to protect/enhance the skins natural barrier. So when you use a moisturizer you are creating a protective barrier that will help to avoid water loss within the skin. Through all my research I had discoverd I had OILY DEHYDRATED SKIN and honestly I was blown away at the fact that oily skin could be both. I came across this video: How To Find Your Skin Type by Hyram a Skincare Specialist: https://youtu.be/vic-EMOivpA In this video he points out that and I quote “Everyone has dehydrated skin in some way or another. From what I have learned your skin type is a manifestation of the hydration level of your face. Our skin is lacking the hydration that it needs so it shows that in different ways: whether that be by producing a ton of oil on the surface of the skin or by not producing any oil at all.” So in short ***ALL SKIN NEED HYDRATION AND MOSTURIZATION*** At this point of my research everything started to make a lot more sense — if you want to reduce the oiliness or dryness in your skin you need to HYDRATE IT!! As I said before drinking water is NOT enough to hydrate the skin you also have to manually put hydration into the skin. The most effective way that I’ve found is through a HYDRATING TONER. A hydrating toner is any water based toner plus a humectant. Water + Humectant = Hydrating Toner A HUMECTANT is an ingredient found in products that helps to hydrate the skin by attracting water molecules from your surroundings/environment. They are great for rehydration and increasing the skins water content. EX:Glycerin (common) and Hyaluronic Acid (common) A toner is highly effective because they are thin and absorb at a fast rate, which means you can layer this product comfortably, without fear of it being to heavy. I layered my toner using the 7 skin Method. Find out more in my next post running out of characters (lol yikes).
NATURAL ORAL HYGIENE PRODUCTS 🦷 ✨
Your mouth will thank you after making the switch to natural ingredient oral hygiene products! Products: Toothpaste-hello - Antiplaque + Whitening Fluoride Free Toothpaste, Natural Peppermint “hello toothpastes are free of dyes, artificial sweeteners/flavors, parabens, triclosan, microbeads, and gluten. our toothpastes are also vegan, cruelty-free and made in the usa” I originally switched over to all natural toothpaste after breaking out around my mouth. This switch played a factor in clearing up the area. After continued use of this toothpaste, using others is just not the same. It is much gentler on the gums and this flavor is just the right amount of mint. Mouthwash- hello - Naturally Healthy, Antigingivitis Mouthwash, Natural Mint This natural mouthwash is more mintier than its counterpart toothpaste but I don’t mind because it leaves the mouth feeling fresh. Compared to other brands, I can not tell a difference. This product is formulated with aloe Vera and coconut oil and without alcohol. Toothbrush: bamboo brush (Lindo brand) I will never use another toothbrush that is not soft bristled! I did not realize how harsh regular toothbrushes are on the gums. Once you make the switch you will see how gentle and effective these toothbrushes are. My teeth feel extra ever since using this brush. I recommend everyone to at least give a bamboo toothbrush a try. Also, these toothbrushes are biodegradable 🌎 Floss picks- I love using floss picks as they can easily reach areas that are hard to maneuver with regular floss. (Sadly mine are not eco-system friendly) Have you tried any of these products? What’s your go-to all natural toothpaste... I’m interested in trying new ones out⬇️⬇️ #CheriePartner
hello-Antiplaque + Whitening Fluoride Free Toothpaste, Natural Peppermint
🩰 OPI Dulce de Leche is Stunning
So I wrote about my experience painting on press-on nails in my last 🖤Almond black nails 🖤 post. I used the same acrylics, base coat, and top coat in that post as in this image. If you like the look of this almond-shaped base, I suggest you read that post! Otherwise, I’m gonna review 2 other products today! OPI Dulce de Leche and Sally Hansen Dry & Go Drops. 🥮 OPI - OPI Nail Lacquer 🍑 COLOR- I found this color through reddit, where it got a lot of love from Laqueristas. It seemed to be universally loved for all skin tones. It looks nude or even cool toned on lighter skin. On darker skin tones, it tends to look like a warmer pink I’m hesitant to call it a universally flattering color because there’s a wide range of skin tones. But since it looks cool or warm depending on the setting, I think it’s a good first nude pink to test if you’re new to polish One more thing: on myself, it looks a LOT better on long nails than short nails. On short nails, it somehow looked too dull and blended in. Longer nails suited it more for me to make it look elegant and bring out its rosy tones. 🏹 PERFORMANCE- This color went on opaque in 1 coat! To be fair, I laid my first coat on thick. But there’s no need for a third coat to get vivid color at all It went on even, not patchy or runny. Plus, the brush is a little flat to help even application. I liked it more than the thin brush a lot of Essie products give you to work with (though I think they’re changing the packaging.) It didn’t take too long to dry- maybe an hour, though I got help from the next product. 🌊 Sally Hansen - Salon Manicure Dry & Go Drops I put two drops of this product on each nail. It covered it completely. In between coats, I didn’t wait more than a minute for each to dry. This solution feels like it creates a protective thin coat around your nail. 5 minutes after application, you can safely (though gently) touch the surface of your nails together without damage. What you CANT do though is put a lot of pressure on it. That will cause a thick smudge that looks like beautiful ocean ripples of dulce de leche. But the product is worth it because it protects your nails from surface level nicks. 🍯 WOULD YOU RECOMMEND IT ? 🍯 Yes, 100%. I’ve used patchy, uneven nude polishes before. This is not one of them. I can see why it’s a classic. Almond shaped nails are my favorite because of how elegant they look, but this color would also look STUNNING on ballerina shaped nails. 🩰
essie-Gel.Setter Top Coat
🖤 DIY Almond black nails on Press-Ons 🖤
The struggle to grow your nails and not break them is real. I rubbed them with castor oil all the time, but they just kept going *snap*. But I have small nail beds, and the almond shape is my favorite. And by painting press on nails, I think I saved time and money. I did it in 2 steps: 🌟 Step 1) Glue your press-ons. I used the KISS - Kiss Salon Acrylic Natural Nails Forbidden Stiletto Shaped Nails from Amazon. I had to shave the edges of the smallest nails to fit mine, but the acrylic material is REALLY strong. I can hear the click clack of my nails on my phone while typing 😆 It comes with a glue I just applied directly to my clean nails. Then you need to act fast- press the acrylic firmly on your nail. It’ll be dry in 10 seconds, really. Careful, though~ It CAN tug and bond your skin together 👎🏼 my only criticism besides size is that the glue stick hurts to squeeze. It’s tiny and tough to release a little bit at a time, but still- a softer grip would be nice. 🎨 Step 2) Paint time I used the Sally Hansen Xtreme wear polish in 629) Black Out. 🌑 Here’s a review of each: ORLY - Orly Base Coat & Top Coat One of the best base coats imo. With regular polish on my natural nail, this has prevented chipping for up to 5 days. It has a tiny orange tint, evening out nail tone like a primer. Sally Hansen - Xtreme Wear Nail Polish In two coats, this black was super opaque. It’s a true black, not blue-tinted or brown. But as shown in pic 3, 1 coat is a little translucent under the sun. The polish also smells more like chemicals, stronger than other brands. Still, it delivered in the color department. essie - Gel.Setter Top Coat I love this little one. It’s thick and viscous, but way glossier than traditional lacquer top coats. It made my nails shine like a mirror. Don’t lay it all at once to avoid air bubbles, but pick this up if you like extra glossiness. 🌰 On nail shapes: Almond Some people label this as stiletto nails. I think it’s more almond because the end is round instead of sharp and pointy Almond nails give the illusion of a longer nail than square, oval, or ballerina nails do. I thought fully sharp stiletto nails would look too vampiric for my taste, but that’s just me. But if you get these nails and want them to be sharper, you can definitely file them They’re flexible enough to fit comfortably, but strong enough for reshaping. 🌹 FINAL NOTES 🌹 I’m happy with each of these products, all things considered. Something about applying polish to press on nails also feels like it dries faster. This method doesnt have the same security as salon-grade acrylics. I had to re-glue my pinky nail last night. 💫 But if you want DIY acrylic nails, this is worth a shot.
essie-Gel.Setter Top Coat
Truly beginner🙌🏿 Invisible lace wig install with 8 steps
Dealing with my messy natural hair after waking up can take me ages until I cracked the code and found an easy way to have a gorgeous hairstyle effortlessly: Applying a lace wig! I love lace wigs as they look quite natural and comfortable to wear. Here is my easiest eight-step tutorial to apply a lace wig without glues: ✨Step 1: Cornrow the hair. I want to get my natural hair as flat as possible before applying my wig, so I usually cornrow my hair in the very beginning. ✨Step 2: Cut little pieces of the extra lace around the hairline for a more natural look. I love lace wigs the most because lace is so delicate and perfect for wearing that I can part anywhere I want. ✨Step 3: Put on my wig cap, then push a little back to expose about 1 inch of my natural scalp. ✨Step 4: Gently apply the wig, and match the wig part to my part. ✨Step 5: Comb the front hair and apply some mouses like ALTERNA - Caviar Anti-Aging Clinical Densifying Styling Mousseto the hair for a better shape. ✨Step 6: Secure the clips and strap to make the wig fit my head well. ✨Step 7: Spray some hair spray such as OUAI - OUAI Volume Spray to make the root lift. Then apply a scarf and tie it down for about 10 mins to make sure that the wig set in steadily. ✨Step 8: Put my lightweight and full coverage foundation to the parting line, followed by rubbing it with the comb's tail. After that, Dab some dark eyeshadows to the knot, making the gap between my natural hairline and the wig undetectable. I recommend FENTY BEAUTY - Pro Filt'r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation for foundation and NATASHA DENONA - Blackest Black Eyeshadow Matte for eyeshadow. If you guys find my tutorial helpful, please go ahead and show your love girls xx!
NATASHA DENONA-Blackest Black Eyeshadow Matte
Hairline Acne, And The Best Dermatologist Recommended Treatments
Have you experienced tiny bumps or acne along the hairline? Like any type of acne, it can be both unsightly and distressing. Here, we look at the main causes of hairline acne, and some dermatologist recommended solutions to keep it at bay.