22 / ♑️♉️♊️ / 4a-4b hair NY 🛫 NJ
Body Shop Goodies
*Please excuse my bad editing 😂 also the dog hair on my shirt and the background noise* My mom and I decided to try some items from The Body Shop. We got a lot of items between the two of us but these are the two products I have been using consistently since we got them! I was looking for an exfoliating scrub and I found this tea tree scrub so I got it just to try it out! I really really love this scrub. It smells great, I’ve always liked the smell of tea tree. My face feels so clean after I use it and I definitely notice a difference in my pimples or dark spots the next day!! THE BODY SHOP - Tea Tree Squeaky-Clean Scrub I would definitely recommend!! After that I pay my face dry and use THE BODY SHOP - Body Shop Vitamin E Night Serum It’s lightweight and non-greasy. I love that, it doesn’t leave any marks on my pillow and is absorbs quickly into my skin. When I first started to use this I notice my forehead and chin were fins but my cheeks were dry, so I apply a little bit more to my cheeks (just the tiniest bit). When I wake up my face isn’t greasy AT ALL and it feels moisturized! I don’t feel like I’m waking up with an oily face. I would definitely recommend these two products to try out! I’ve noticed a difference in my face when I wake up the next day. Have you guys tried this or have any other good exfoliating scrubs??
THE BODY SHOP-Body Shop Vitamin E Night Serum
Shea Moisture Power Green
Hey guys!! So I put some Faux Locs in to help my hair grown and because I needed a break from doing my hair. I took my hair out last night and washed it with SheaMoisture - Moringa & Avocado Power Green Shampoos my scalp is so clean!!! I love the smell of this line! I then slept with the Shea Moisture Power Greens Reconstructor and when I woke up this morning and washed it.. y’all it was so soft!!! 😍 I’ve only used this like once but I will definitely continue to use this line because it just made my hair soft and my hair is very moisturized now!!!
SheaMoisture-Moringa & Avocado Power Green Shampoos
The Ordinary Review
The Ordinary - AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution I had my family try this Peeling Solution. We all felt a tingling sensation as soon as we put it on. This was our first time using this so we left it on for 2-4 minutes. The tingling sensation went away quickly. We also noticed that it tingles in your problem areas. So for me it was my chin, my mom had some tingling on one side of her face and my brother had some tingling on his nose. No one was in pain or anything. This was pretty cool but we’re going to use this about once or twice a month to see the results. But so far so good!
The Ordinary-AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution
Aloe Vera Mask 🌿
So for this Aloe Vera Mask I used Aloe Vera, Black Castor Oil and Almond Oil! Together this mixture is excellent for boosting hair growth and adding volume! Aloe Vera: * leaves hair smooth and shiny * prevents itching on the scalp Black Castor Oil: * nourishes the scalp and strengthens the hair roots * improves blood flow, which encourages new hair growth Almond Oil: * makes hair stronger and less prone to split ends * softens hair as well as strengthens and repairs I used the inside of the Aloe plant and put that into the blender. I then use 1 tbsp on Almond Oil and 2 tbsp of Black Castor Oil. I then mix it in the blender and add the mix to my hair. I deep condition my hair for 30-45 minutes and then rinse and style! I do this about once a month since I’m lazy 😭 but I would definitely recommend doing this twice a month to see results!
Aztec Clay Mask
lol please ignore this poorly shot loop but I love the Aztec a lady Mask!!! AZTEC SECRET - Indian Healing Clay I made a post previously about me using this on my hair but I love what it does for my skin as well! There’s a bit of tingling sensation too it but I feel like it’s getting all the dirt and oil out of my pores! This mask even shrinks the pimples I already have! My face is also so smooth afterwards, I just love it!! Does anyone else use the Aztec Clay or are you thinking about getting it? How does it work for skin? Let me know down below!! 💜 Edit: I used a lip scrub as well. I crushed some brown sugar and mixed it with honey! Takes the dead skin off and my lips are super smooth!
AZTEC SECRET-Indian Healing Clay
Fenty Skin Review!!
Okay! I bought the Fenty Skin starter pack 3+ weeks ago. I wanted to see how it worked on my skin. I didn’t use any face masks or exfoliating treatments just Fenty Skin. These products do have fragrance in them and I don’t have a problem with fragrance but just to be safe I did a patch test. *I got the ingredients from @/fentyskin on Twitter.* FENTY SKIN - Total Cleans'r Remove-It-All Cleanser This is a 2-in-1 cleanser that purifies pores. Made with: 🍒 Barbados Cherry (acerola) ➡️ an ingredient with antioxidants. Has more vitamin C than an Orange. Ginkgo Biloba ➡️ helps control oil and clarify skin 🍵 Green tea ➡️ rich in antioxidants to help defend against environmental stressors Fig ➡️ rich in antioxidants Quince ➡️ a rare fruit infused with minerals to help condition skin *overall I really loved this cleanser!! It’s so creamy and I splash some water on my face and put some in my hands to make sure it lathers up. But I love the cleanser. My face doesn’t feel dry after either!* FENTY SKIN - Fat Water Pore-Refining Toner Serum This is a 2-in-1 toner serum combo that targets pores and improved the look of dark spots. Made with: 🍒Barbados Cherry Niacinamide ➡️ (a form of Vitamin B3) that helps reduce the look of dark spots, even skin tone, and fight excess shine 🍋 💦 Australian lemon myrtle and witch hazel water ➡️ helps reduce oil and refine pores 🍵 Green tea and Fig Japanese Raisin Tree ➡️ helps to detoxify 🌵 Cactus Flower ➡️ helps to hydrate *This fat water toner was okay. It has a unique texture to it which is probably why I didn’t enjoy it as much 😂 but it did dry fast and my skin felt good after I applied it. My only issue is with the texture really. * FENTY SKIN - Hydra Vizor Invisible Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen This is a 2-in-1 sunscreen and moisturizer that defends and brightens skin. This has ZERO FLASHBACK!!!!! Just wonderful! Made with: 🍉 Kalahari Melon ➡️ a wild watermelon that’s rich in antioxidants and vitamins which also helps to hydrate. Niacinamide Hyaluronic avid and aloe ➡️ helps to hydrate, sooth, and condition Baobab ➡️ to help hydrate *Listen this product is so smooth and creamy! It’s feels good on my skin and gives me that good shine. My skin feels so moisturized after I put this on, I love it!* Overall these three products were well worth the price! My skin did feel a little softer and it cleared up my acne a little. I did see a change in that. My dark spots seem to be going down little by little. I feel like these are just regular products and they get the job done. I haven’t felt happy about new products in a while so I was very happy to hear these products were coming out. Also sorry this is so long but I hoped you all enjoyed! 💜
FENTY SKIN-Fat Water Pore-Refining Toner Serum
The Power of a Good Mask
There are a variety of masks out there each to address certain concerns. There are masks to provide a potent kick of hydration, masks to lock in moisture, ones to detox and more but today let’s talk about detoxifying the skin. Clay masks are a great way to help cleanse the skin of deep impurities, they can help with breakouts or oily skin. Of course it’s best to know your skin type to determine which clay masks are best for you because for some people they can be drying and/or irritating. But the AZTEC SECRET - Indian Healing Clayhas worked wonders for me. The masks comes in powered form that can be mixed with either Apple cider vinegar or water, I prefer apple cider vinegar. I first began using the masks on and off about 2 years ago and found that it made my face red and a little irritated so I didn’t really get into using it frequently or much at all until I purchased a facial steamer VANITY PLANET - Aira Ionic Facial Steamerand used the two together. During my night time routine once a week I will use the steamer to prep my skin for the masks, apply the masks while still using the steamer and keep the clay on for 20 minutes while the steamer works it’s magic. I have been doing this for the past 2 months and I find that this method has stopped me from getting irritated red skin and even increases the benefits of the masks by getting rid of prominent pimples and bringing ones beneath the surface out. I think this is definitely worth the buy, easily affordable, great amount of product, and highly effective, doesn’t get much better than this. But again remember it’s all about what works for you and your skin, I recommend anyone who has wanted to try this masks and had the same problems as me try using it with steam and that just may be the solution you have been searching for. Side note: steam works great with many masks so try others and have fun with it. It’s very relaxing like a personal spa day :)
VANITY PLANET-Aira Ionic Facial Steamer
Aztec Clay Mask!!!!
Today I tried the Aztec Clay Mask on my hair. It use it as a face mask as well and it does a good job with getting all the dirt and impurities out of my face! I’ve also been seeing a lot of videos with girls using the Aztec Clay Mask on their hair so I decided to try it. I shampooed my hair, let it dry a little and applied the mask to my hair. It’s recommended to leave it on for 15-20 minutes but I left my mask in for 30 minutes. When I washed my hair out my curls were defined and were shiny! I then conditioned my hair to add in that softened and shine! *Just be sure to detangle your hair before you apply the mask to your hair.* I used AZTEC SECRET - Indian Healing Clay and Apple Cider Vinegar. Overall I really loved it! My scalp feels amazing and my hair feels squeaky clean.
AZTEC SECRET-Indian Healing Clay
Best Matte liquid lip formula PERIOD
Because I have a good relationship with Dragun Beauty they were kind enough to send these over before launch so I can try and I LOVE THEMMM! The first 2 shades are quite light but with a nice lip liner they’d look amazing! They have that yummy vanilla/ cake batter kind of smell to them and they applied beautifully! Make sure to let them dry down completely or even pat them down with your finger to speed up the process. After I filmed this I ate a huge cheese burger with the black lip on and let me tell you I was SO SURPRISED IT DIDNT BUDGE 😻 not only is the color payoff amazing but the overall formula is perfection. I tend to get dry and crusty lips really easily even when I would prime my lips before using any matte lip product but these are true game changers for me. The leave my lips feeling like satin, no color transfer and best of all No Crusty Lips!!! These will be restocking soon and I promise if you’re a fan of traditional liquid lips then you’ll love these more than you know 😍 Make sure to use code REY when shopping for all your DB goodies 💜🔥 DRAGUN BEAUTY - DragunGlass Full Fantasy
DRAGUN BEAUTY-DragunGlass Full Fantasy
What are these symbols and why they matter 🤔
⚠️ I’m about to get real nerdy talking about this but hey I love sharing this kind of stuff. So here it is! It wasn’t until I started paying closer attention to the ingredients in my skincare that I began to notice the little icons on the back of all the packages. Turns out those cute lil icons are not there for decoration. The jar with the lid open and the number inside indicates the Period After Opening and the number is the amount of months the product will be safe and stable enough to continue using. 🤯 This completely blew my life away. Do you know how many times I would take a break from using a product and try revisiting it months later. Womp Womp! No wonder my skin would start yelling at me in the form of more break outs and pimples. Now if I don’t use it consistently I’m gifting it to a friend or tossing it. The recycling symbol with the 1 inside of it & PET or PETE beneath it stands for polyethylene terephthalate. The number inside indicates type of plastic it is, how to recycle it and it’s level of safety. Again I’m shook because I am that person that will try to repurpose bottles that are cute. However, after looking more into it most plastic products can leach toxic chemicals when heated, damaged, or begin to break down over time. I was surprised when I looked deeper into all of this but on the bright side this makes cleaning out my bathroom cabinet a lot easier! Sooooo I don’t know who need to hear this but check the date sis you might be holding on to something that’s ready to be let go.
My Secrets For Clear Skin✨
Okay I posted my beauty goals about a month ago now. Now I’m finally coming full circle with a routine and narrowing down some things.. My top tips: You do not need to wash you face every morning: if I didn’t use a night oil or sleeping mask, I wake up and clean my face with micellar water. Washing your face all the time can sometimes have negative benefits. You only need 2-3 serums per routine: I only use serums that target my issues. I have a lot of serums. So I divided them up by benefits. I use my hyperpigmentation ones in the AM and my acne ones in the PM Start a skincare calendar/set routine: I try and do the same thing every week on the same days. i.e. I aim to do my chemical peels on Wednesdays. This also keeps me consistent. One Chemical Exfoliant a week: I love to exfoliate my skin. I’ve seen better hyperpigmentation results. I have The Ordinary - AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution DERMA•E - Vitamin C Instant Radiance Citrus Facial Peel I use the Derma once a week And The Ordinary Once a month! Only introduce one new product at least week (longer for sensitive skin): being a product junkie I try and limit my amount of products. If I receive a new product and it doesn’t offer “immediate result” I’ll put on my list. Shave your face: do not be scared of this. I originally experience irritation bumps, but once I used PACIfICA - Clean Shot Mushrooms & Caffeine 7% Solution it virtually went away! This has helped my skin to absorb more product and even my makeup looks great. Moisture is your friend: if you’ve seen my posts, then you know that I post a lot about hyaluronic acid and now glycerin. I also have a lot of moisturizer I try. A moisturizer with benefits for your targeted issue is your best friend. I try to keep a great sunscreen and night moisturizer! Do not be afraid to splurge for a great moisturizer. It is the seal and key for your actives.
The Ordinary-AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution
We’ll Miss You!
To our cherie fam who has inspired us deeply over the last year and a half: thank you. We are so grateful to have been a part of your beauty journeys and the community you created with us was nothing short of amazing. It's with sadness that we announce that cherie will be closing our doors on April 8, 2021, and your posts will no longer be available. While our platform will no longer be available, we encourage our community members to continue finding ways to create and allow their authentic voices to be heard.