color, makeup & love
Stellar Foundation - So Natural!
This picture is without any filter. This foundation is very watery yet does a great job! Awesome for dry skin types! If you have obvious acne or dark spots on your skin tho, you might have to use a lot of concealer cuz this foundation doesn’t cover that much. STELLAR - Limitless Foundation
Purple Grape 🍇 Autumn Look
NYX - Epic Ink Liner SEPHORA COLLECTION - LashCraft Length & Volume Mascara #Colourpop - Goodsports[products]#[FourStars] COLOURPOP - Crush On You Highlighter Palette NYX - Dewy Finish Makeup Setting Spray HUDA BEAUTY - Fauxfilter Foundation NYX - NYX Matte Lipstick e.l.f. - Hydrating Camo Concealer
COLOURPOP-Crush On You Highlighter Palette
$1 Bath Bomb - First Love 💗
This bath bomb is still from shopmissa.com，only $1. #a2o lab - Bath F-Bomb - First Love[products]#[ThreeStars] To be honest I am a little disappointed in this one. I especially didn't enjoy the smell of it since it has this weird scent. Also it turns the water into a dark grey color that I don't really like. All the other bath bombs I've used from them are excellent. So if you are purchasing these，you should give this one a second thought.
Açaí Dreamy Eye Look💜💙
Apply base color with light purple. Deepen the end of your eyes with dark purple. Use dark blue on both sidesof your eyes to mix with the dark purple. Appky lilac colour in the crease area.
How me (& my partner) got such white teeth!! 😱
#ad #cheriepartner Hey everyone! I thought I’d do a post on how I got such white teeth as it’s a question I ALWAYS get asked!! My friends always compliment my partners teeth too saying how white they are. And who doesn’t want bright pearly whites?! A few people have asked about the first photo of us and if I have edited our teeth white, and I say nope!! 🙊 the red lipstick also makes teeth suuuuper white 😍 I know my confidence has gone up so much after having braces and then getting them whitened- I always smile with my teeth now when before I always smiles with my mouth closed. In the past I’ve tried other teeth whitening at home kits and they worked, but was a process to order and took a lot of time to whiten them and I ALWAYS got teeth sensitivity with these kits. We also have both been using the Colgate *4 shades whiter* toothpaste for many years now, but over the last year I’m onto a great natural alternative- blac charcoal & bentonate clay whitening toothpaste which helps with the up keep of having white teeth. About 2 months ago we went into lush smiles in papamoa (Bay of Plenty, NZ region) to get my teeth whitened professionally as the owner wanted to collab with me and I was super excited as my teeth were still white but had gotten quite yellow over the year of not whitening them. OMG! After 3 15 minute sessions in one sitting my teeth went 6 shades whiter!! I was so happy with the results and usually costs $199 for a whitening session if you take a friend- perfect for special occasions when you want your teeth sparkling white!! 😍 Then she introduced her at home Lush Smiles whitening kits and WOW is all I can say! Soo easy to use- literally spread the whitening pen over the teeth and bite down on the LED mouth guard, turn on the light for fast active whitening and keep in for 15minutes! You only need to do this for a week! Each time my teeth got a shade whiter. And the best thing is, it’s vegan and I got NO teeth sensitivity I couldn’t believe it! Not even a tingle that night or the next day! So I got Matthew onto trying the whitening pens aswell. The 3 whitening pens last a while as a little bit goes a long way, and every time my teeth get a tad stained or before an event, I use this kit! I am now shade 2 on the tooth chart that comes with the kit (last image) and I used to be sitting at shade 3-4 before using the whitening kit. And the before and after was before I got them professionally whitened with lush smiles. PS they ship worldwide and she also gave me a discount code to share with you all a few weeks ago! It’s ALYSHIA10 for 10% off at https://www.lushsmiles.net/ ❤️ If you do end up buying this kit let me know!! It’s so worth it especially if you have struggled with yellow teeth for a while or if you suffer from tooth sensitivity. This home kit is designed for sensitive teeth, and it’s SO easy to use!! 😍 I hope you guys liked this review and it was helpful in some way! ❤️ #Lush Smiles NZ - Wireless teeth whitening device[products]#[FiveStars]
The Perfect Nude
Let’s talk lippies 💋 #ad #cheriepartner #cheriecreator As a person with medium-warm skin, I’ve surprisingly had a tough time finding the perfect lip shades to suit my coloring. Red’s have always suited me, but were never practical for everyday The search for the perfect nude shade was a several year long journey for me, but once i got my hands on a few shades of Sunnie’s Face’s Fluffmate lipstick, I knew I had found the one. Shades from L to R: Milk Tea - warm beige nude Casual - peach brown nude Vacay - peachy papaya I tend to reach for Casual the most because it’s a slightly deeper brown that is extremely flattering. The formula has a matte finish and applies silky and creamy — no dry lips here. The color itself lasts a good portion of the day and I’ve had no issues with smudging. One quick swipe is all you need for rich, buildable pigment that can also be used on your eyes and cheeks. I really appreciate the accessible price point of $16.95 on PNY Beauty and I tend to purchase multiples at a time due to their popularity and selling out so fast. Fluffmate is very much worth trying if you’re looking for new color, especially a flattering nude. The brand says to have designed each shade to be universally flattering, which rings true for my experience. I’ve been extremely happy with each one I’ve tried 🤍
DIY LIP PLUMPER – YOU CAN MAKE AT HOME
It sounds crazy that in 2020 you should make a DIY lip plumper from scratch with so many products on the market. I'd like to DIY lip plumpers cuz most lip balms I’ve tried didn’t hydrate my lips properly. The ingredients are mostly mere extracts of the real goodies. After a while, some of them start to dry out my lips, making them need more and more lip balm, which brings me back to DIY lip plumpers. It is super easy and fast to make. Plus, this natural lip plumper is completely customizable – you can add anything you think would go well with the rest of the ingredients and skip anything you don’t want in your lip balm. Ingredients you need to prepare: 1 teaspoon coconut oil 1 teaspoon Vaseline ½ teaspoon jojoba oil They will do a great job in moisturizing and nourishing your lips, which is especially important since cinnamon oil can dry them out. 5 - 10 drops cinnamon essential oil Cinnamon oil will speed up the blood flow and cause your lips to slightly swell. So you should NEVER apply pure cinnamon oil to your skin. But it gives amazing results as a part of this DIY lip plumper. pigment powder (optional) Directions: 1. Mix coconut oil, Vaseline and jojoba oil. 2. Then add the cinnamon oil. Start with small amounts, just a couple of drops, and then you can gradually add more until you are happy with the result. 3. You can also add pigment powder in a shade of your choice, or just leave it transparent. 4. Transfer the mixture into a small, sterile container and there you have it – your own all-natural DIY lip plumper.
Night Owl must have: eye patches 🦉
One thing everyone in real life knows about me is I don’t get sleep. Whether it’s staying up all night (once upon a time my bed time was 5 am - 12 pm. Oof) or just physically not being able to fall asleep it can still take a toll on your skin. When asleep our skin takes the time to properly repair itself. When you don’t get enough sleep it can have negative effects like depleting the moisture levels in your skin giving it a dull look. One thing I like to do to help combat that is eye patches. Eye patches have long been a favorite spa night product for me but recently I realize how much they can help in the morning while I was getting ready. For me they add a cooling effect to the skin which can help depuff the under eyes before make up application. I also really like them because most have glycerin which will help add that hydration back into the delicate under eye area that wasn’t replenished throughout the night. The ones pictured above all include caffeine which helps the look of puffy eyes, soothes, and has antioxidant properties. Also, I love using them as shadow shields for make up fall out. It’s so easy to pop them on while I’m doing my eyeshadow. It multitasks by saving me time in the morning while depuffing and protecting my skin from eyeshadow fallout. (For reference I usually do my eyeshadow before I do my base. I wouldn’t recommend doing this on top of foundation). My absolute favorite are the PETER THOMAS ROTH - Cucumber Hydra-Gel Eye Masks 60 Masks . Between the cucumber and caffeine these do the best at hydrating and depuffing my under eyes in morning. Though retailing at $52 for 30 pairs it is a bit pricy. My next runner up is the pixi - DetoxifEYE which retails for $24 for 30 pairs. I do want to give a special shout out/wanting to the GOOD MOLECULES - Caffeine Energizing Hydrogel Eye Patches retailing at $18 for 30 pairs. While I do really like the depuffing effects I get from these I noticed every time I wore these and did my concealer it would pill up. I would recommend these to people who don’t wear make up but if you do I would be cautious. If you wanted to try these I would make sure you do a good job at making sure no excess serum is left over before make up application. I always end up using these at night for that reason which defeats the purpose of using them to depuff the eyes in the morning.
GOOD MOLECULES-Caffeine Energizing Hydrogel Eye Patches
THE ORDINARY VS INKEY LIST: Retinol Two Ways
What is Retinol? Retinol, a derivative and milder form of prescription tretinoin, has been a holy grail ingredient in my quest to achieving smoother, tighter and firmer skin. A fat-soluble vitamin, retinol (Vit A), has some of the strongest research backing its claims of wrinkle reduction, cell turnover and other anti-aging properties. Common Usage Concerns ✨ Can be used AM and PM- there is no research that shows its harm upon sun exposure although it may increase photosensitivity and irritation to some. ✨ Can be used with other actives like niacinamide and vitamin C. Whether it causes skin irritation depends person by person. ✨ Should be phased out PRIOR to getting pregnant. Teratogenic. The Ordinary - Retinol 1% in Squalane 6.70 for 30ml Most retinols from The Ordinary and other skincare lines deliver Retinol in a oily “anhydrous” (water-free) suspension. Percentage depends on your skin tolerance but if you don’t have sensitive skin, you can go straight for the higher % rather than ease into the product. Just use fewer drops! I like that this is formulated with squalene (oil that acts like sebum), which kills two birds with one stone as the oil also acts as an ideal hydrating anti-oxidant for dry/combo skin types. This is a marginally cheaper and longer lasting product than the Inkey List’s retinol serum as 2-3 drops go a long way! It brings that glowy shine to the face, softens blackhead areas, and has completely halted more fine lines from growing on my face. THE inkey LIST - Retinol Serum 9.99 for 30ml More like a moisturizer method of delivery, this retinol is thicker in a oily lotion suspensión. It dispenses yellow and kind of smells like fish oil! The ingredients are impressive- has humectants, retinol and HPR (another derivative form of Vit A), Vit E and Squalene. So this has more goodies than TO’s oil suspension! On application, this dries way more matte than the Retinol 1%. It layers just fine with other serums. I am really appreciating how it blends effortlessly into my existing routine. The packaging is also way more leak-proof than the dropper application so it’s great for travel. For the extra couple bucks, I’d give this a shot if you’re looking for retinol and light moisturizer in one tube! Cheers 🥂
The Ordinary-Retinol 1% in Squalane