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👩🏻‍💻 Honest Reviews + Content Creator ⏳ 20 Years In Beauty Industry 🥗 #GlutenFree Foodie 🇫🇷 + 🇰🇷 Beauty Addict 🧖🏻‍♀️ 40, Dehydrated, Pores

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You know I love a good exfolia
You know I love a good exfoliant, whether in the form of a toner or peel pad, and I’m forever on the hunt for the latest and greatest. Having recently had a VI Peel (a gentle yet powerful medical-grade chemical peel) I’ve had to ease back into my favorite part of my routine and these Gentle Daily Peel Pads* from Indie Lee have been just the ticket! These convenient little pads contain Natural Beta Hydroxy Acid (BHA) from Wintergreen, Australian Caviar Lime derived Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs), and Vitamin C to gently exfoliate dead skin cells, dissolve excess sebum and improve skin clarity. To ensure skin is left calm, hydrated and conditioned they’ve also incorporated Jasmine, Sophora Japonica Flower and Burdock Root extracts. You apply them to clean skin 2-3 times a week and proceed with the serum and moisturizer of your choice. No need to rinse or remove which does make them very convenient in my opinion! The Gentle Daily Peel Pads are great for all skin types and gentle enough for even sensitive skin. While my skin is about 30 days out from my VI Peel treatment, and can typically be a bit reactive, these never leave my skin looking or feeling irritated in the least. What I do notice is that my skin is noticeably brighter the day after using them and it even seems to help reduce the appearance of pores and texture (my nemesis). My only criticism to these is that the pads themselves are on the smaller side and are lightly saturated so if you have a larger face (like myself) or want to bring the treatment down to your neck and decollate then you may find yourself using 2 pads, which at $65 for 60 pads, could become pricey. That being said I’ve only found myself using 2 pads at a time on a few occasions (perhaps my skin was dryer those times and absorbed quickly) so I would still recommend them for someone just getting starting with exfoliating treatments/toners, and anyone looking for a gentle exfoliation that helps to address dullness, uneven texture and tone. INDIE LEE - Gentle Daily Peel
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Gentle Daily Peel
INDIE LEE-Gentle Daily Peel
We could all use a little soot
We could all use a little soothing right now! One of the ways that I’m finding solace (for my skin at least) is the Acure Beauty Seriously Soothing 24hr Moisture Lotion. This award-winning body lotion is packed with Cocoa Butter, Colloidal Oatmeal and deeply moisturizing Aloe to protect and soothe. clinically shown to provide moisture for 24hrs when used as directed. to protect & soothe and is unscented (for all you sensitive folks). It’s also 100% Vegan, Paraben free, Sulfate free, Mineral oil free, Petrolatum free, Formaldehyde free, and Cruelty free. Seriously Soothing 24hr Moisture Lotion has been clinically shown to provide moisture for 24hrs, significantly improving barrier function, and I couldn’t agree more! This is a rich cream that is quite thick but absorbs nicely (I love it on damp skin right tout of the shower) while leaving a barely noticeable (not sticky or tacky) layer of protective hydration. With many lotions my skin is dry and tight within hours of application but this one truly locks in hydration and you can feel the difference for the entire day and beyond. At $11.99 for 8oz this lotion is budget-friendly and readily accessible at a variety of online retailers and in-stores. If you live in a dry climate or experience dry, itchy skin and need a rich body cream that doesn’t eave you feeling greasy or sticky, then I highly recommend checking out the Seriously Soothing 24hr Moisture Lotion from Acure Beauty! ACURE - Seriously Soothing 24hr Moisture Lotion
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 Seriously Soothing 24hr Moisture Lotion
ACURE- Seriously Soothing 24hr Moisture Lotion
As a longtime K-beauty fan, an
As a longtime K-beauty fan, and Laneige Sleeping Mask addict, you can imagine how excited I was to try their Cream Skin Toner & Moisturizer! Since moving to a dryer climate hydrating toners have become a staple in my routine and I’d heard great things about this one in particular. Cream Skin Toner & Moisturizer is a 2-in-1 formula that preps and softens like a toner and moisturizes like a cream for maximum hydration benefits in one simple step. The standout ingredient in this formula is White Leaf Tea Water, the leaves of which are harvested once a year and grown in the shade, meaning more amino acids to strengthen the skin barrier, moisturize, and soothe skin. To apply I cleanse, use my standard calming or exfoliating toner, then I use this more like an essence, pouring a few drops of product into hands and pressing gently into skin until absorbed.  While I did expect it to have more of a lotion-like consistency, this is more of a milky toner that manages to be both rich in moisture and lightweight. It does have a bit of slip to it but absorbs quickly into the skin for me and although I do still need to follow with a moisturizer I find it to be soothing and relieve that dry, tight feeling very quickly. It also seems to play well with all products and layers well under makeup. For those prone to dryness, dullness, and uneven texture the Cream Skin Toner & Moisturizer is a great hydration toner option and is available at Sephora in both a 5.0 oz/ 150 mL for $33.00 and a 1.6 oz/ 50 mL for $15.00. LANEIGE - Cream Skin Toner & Moisturizer
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Cream Skin Toner & Moisturizer
LANEIGE-Cream Skin Toner & Moisturizer
This #TextureTuesday shot some
This #TextureTuesday shot somehow makes me feel a little serene amidst all the chaos happening right now. Maybe it’s because the new Caudalie Vinosculpt Lift & Firm Body Cream has been a regular part of my self-care routine lately! First of all, it’s lightly scented with notes of orange blossom which you know I LOVE (also happens to be great for anxiety). It has a whipped consistency that’s rich but absorbs fairly quickly leaving the skin smooth, visibly firm, and deeply nourished. This formula contains an effective blend of grape polyphenols and iris extracts to tone and tighten while organic shea butter maintains the skin's hydration. While it’s too soon to fully speak for its firming and toning capabilities, I’m really enjoying this body cream. Such a great indulgence now and well beyond this craziness. As always Caudalie does not disappoint! $45 for 250ml* CAUDALIE - Vinosculpt Lift & Firm Body Cream
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Vinosculpt Lift & Firm Body Cream
CAUDALIE-Vinosculpt Lift & Firm Body Cream
Don’t let the sparkly goth app
Don’t let the sparkly goth appearance of the LIPSTICK QUEEN Cream Blush in Black Lace Rabbit scare you! Designed to adapt according to your pH and skin tone, it transforms on the skin into a gorgeous semi-sheer berry hue with a hint of shimmer when applied. This unique, silky formula is enriched with natural oils, Vitamin E and Shea Butter to impart a healthy glow and hydrate the skin. While a bit shocking in the packaging it’s actually a very natural, semi-sheer formula that gives the skin a natural, “from within” berry blush that looks good on everyone. The creator, Poppy King, “was inspired by the idea of black candlelight and how hauntingly beautiful that would be on the face,” so she “designed a very sheer black — sheer as sheerest stockings — and then added gold dust to it. Just like sheer black stockings, this looks good on all shapes, sizes, and skin types”. As a huge fan of Lipstick Queen products I of course couldn’t resist this cream blush and while not a standard go-to, is great for those times when you just want to mix things up and I find that it looks amazing with cooler makeup tones! Although harder to find, it is currently in stock at Net-A-Porter and retails for $25. LIPSTICK QUEEN - Cream Blush
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Cream Blush
LIPSTICK QUEEN-Cream Blush
Glossier can definitely be hit
Glossier can definitely be hit-or-miss for me but the Cloud Paint seamless cheek color is a great option that is fairly foolproof. In fact the were my go-to’s before falling in love with Kosas! First off the packaging is absolutely adorable and what they contain is a seamless, buildable gel-cream blush in an assortment of fun colors that are easy to wear. The lightweight, pillowy formula instantly blends into a natural, flushed-from-within glow. They’re easy to use and you simply dab it onto cheeks wherever you like, and tap into skin (DO NOT rub because they are a damp consistency and you will find that your foundation rubs off with it). They can is 7 shades “inspired by NYC sunsets” that work with a variety of skin tones. Pictured here are Haze (a deep berry), Beam (a soft peach), and Puff (a light, cool pink). What I like is that they’re not a cream nor a powder so they work well with all skin types, and you can go as natural or as bold as you’d like. Plus you can customize by mixing colors to find your absolute perfect shade! They are $18 each for 0.33 fl oz (with combo deals available I believe) and having had these longer than I’d like to admit, I can vouch for how long one of these little tubes lasts!! Glossier. - Cloud Paint Seamless Cheek Color
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Cloud Paint Seamless Cheek Color
Glossier.-Cloud Paint Seamless Cheek Color
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brand spotlight: caudalie
brand spotlight: caudalie
Today I’m gonna talk about my least favorite and my favorite caudalie products! CAUDALIE - Vinoperfect Radiance Serum The Brightening Solution — key ingredients: viniferine, squalane, mint, caraway — claims: clears dark spots, boosts radiance, evens skin tone — price: $79 for 1oz — my thoughts: can’t believe how quick this evened my skin tone. I’ve been struggling with a few dark spots in my fave and overall an uneven complexion, but this serum is quickly putting in work on my skin. My face is overall brighter, I’ve had less breakouts, and no irritation caused from this product. It’s a creamy milky texture, soothing and smells lovely. I really can’t rave about this enough, and I’m very sad that it’s so expensive. I use this at night only and my vitc in the daytime. I’m excited to keep using this! CAUDALIE - Limited Edition Beauty Elixir — key ingredients: alcohol, Rosemary, lots of essential oils — claims: reduced redness & dullness of skin, astringent for pores — price: $49 for 3.4oz — my thoughts: supposed to be used as part of my skincare routine, but it’s drying and far too irritating to be used like that. I use it as a makeup setting spray, and it’s great at that, I just wish it was better at the thing it says it’s gonna do. The alcohol in it makes my face so dry and the mintyness stings my face pretty bad. I can only use this post makeup which sucks!!!! All the essential oils are very irritating and make me breakout if I use this on my bare skin. Even post makeup, it’s a little stingy. I think all the caudalie products I own have been gifted, by either the brand or by friends! I always wanted to try them because caudalie is such an iconic French skincare brand, and even when I didn’t know anything about skincare, I knew caudalie was top notch. I hate that I found something from them that I don’t like, but at least I enjoy most things!
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Limited Edition Beauty Elixir
CAUDALIE-Limited Edition Beauty Elixir
R+Co High Dive Moisture and Shine Cream Review
R+Co High Dive Moisture and Shine Cream Review
This was a great product! I used it as a leave in conditioner and it really made my hair smooth and shiny! My hair is pretty damaged and this did a great job with helping it detangled and made brushing a lot easier. I got the mini size to test out and I have been super impressed and will be buying the full size! It smells amazing and the scent stays for a long time too. I have gotten quite a few compliments on how my hair smells 🤗 It contains sodium PCA which is a humectant that attracts water and moisture, sunflower seed extract to condition the hair, vitamin E to prevent further damage, and pro vitamin B5 to add shine and moisture. I definitely did notice a difference with this guy and I’m so thankful to have received this mini to try it out. 10/10 recommend if you have frizzy and damaged hair! *gifted but reviews are my own R+Co - High Dive Moisture + Shine Créme
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High Dive Moisture + Shine Créme
R+Co-High Dive Moisture + Shine Créme
Peel Away
Peel Away
This Mild essential peeling is such a light and sensitive peel for any type of skin types. It’s a super moisturizing exfoliation that helps treat clogged pores, dull complexion and even breakouts. It has such a milky texture and it’s so smooth feeling upon application. It even feels soothing on my super dry patches and helps reduce redness as well. It has moisturizing fatty acids (vegetable squalene) and omega 7 which has healing properties unites together to nourish, soothe and restore its suppleness. make p:rem - Milky peeling
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Milky peeling
make p:rem-Milky peeling
Great serum
Great serum
Acaderma - The Oasis Barrier Booster ⁣ ⁣ IT’S NONTOXIC! This brand provides education opportunity to women in west Africa with each bottle made 😍⁣ ⁣ ⁣ This Barrier Booster is formulated with Sahara xerophytes: African kinkeliba (~ to cannabinoid) & cactus. It claims to provide immediate soothing effect to the skin, strengthen/repair skin barrier induced by dehydration and over cleansing.⁣ ⁣ ⁣ The packaging is so pretty, slim & delicate looking (resembling our skin barrier!). SO LETS KEEP OUR SKIN SAFE. Also, the pump is great to use; the weakest fingers will have no issues (me.). I really like how it’s NOT sticky at all! My skin instantly absorbs it! 1 pump & it’s enough for the entire face. Spreads well as it has a watery texture. Scentless! My skin seems happier, more hydrated & lighter. I totally recommend it if you need to repair your skin barrier from over washing/exfoliating/whatever.⁣ ⁣ ⁣
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The Oasis Barrier Booster
Acaderma-The Oasis Barrier Booster
Favourite Scent
Favourite Scent
I love Jo Malone scents because each scent is so unique and different. My personal favourite is English Pear and Freesia. It is a sweet, spicy and floral scent. Reminds me of summer and the sun ☀️
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English Pear & Freesia Cologne
Jo Malone-English Pear & Freesia Cologne
Some faves from Charlotte Tilbury
Some faves from Charlotte Tilbury
I’ve been loving everything I have tried from Charlotte Tilbury! Most recently I’ve been loving her new foundation! It’s perfect on days when I want full coverage to look extra glam! It leaves a satin finish to my skin and pairs beautifully with her Hollywood flawless filter! I love the packaging, the rose gold gets me every time. This foundation does have a slight scent to it so if you have sensitive skin get a sample from Sephora first! Charlotte Tilbury - Hollywood Flawless Filter Charlotte Tilbury - Airbrush Flawless Finish Setting Powder Charlotte Tilbury - Easy Eye Palette Charlotte Tilbury - Airbrush Flawless Longwear Foundation
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Airbrush Flawless Finish Setting Powder
Charlotte Tilbury-Airbrush Flawless Finish Setting Powder
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