A Bittersweet Goodbye
Super saddened by the new of this company/app closing down. @cherie has allowed me to find a hobby that I really wasn’t super interested in before. Creating has allowed me to create a fan base that has grown with me for a year and half. Cherie has also allowed me to interact with so many new people, create new friends, and even connect with brands. This is a very bitter sweet goodbye. The app and the community will be greatly missed. For those who missed the opportunity to get invited to join the Cherie discord, can join the personal discord that I have created for ex Cherie members. For those who would like to stay in touch please follow me on other platforms! IG: elizabethskincare200 Twitter: @elizabethoste Tik Tok: @elizabethoster Prismpop: elizabethskincare200 Influenster: elizabetho81 Discord: Beauty Spice and Everything Nice: https://discord.gg/wWReM62q (Link provided in Bio!)
Holy Pigment 😍
As a Kaima Cosmetics affiliate I though I would introduce everyone to the company! Kaima Cosmetics is a luxury/affordable Indie cosmetics makeup brand created by Gemma based out of the UK! Gemma has created products that are uniquely, sparkly, and pigmented! Every product that Gemma creates is custom created using the highest grade mica and pigments. Gemma creates every shade herself to allow for each product to be the most luxurious and prismatic as possible. All products are cruelty free, paraben free, and free from any harsh chemicals. Interested in this brand? Use the link https://kaimacosmetics.com/?ref=elizabethoster to shop now! Ready to purchase products? Use my code ELIZABETH13 for 10% off!
As an ambassador for Foreo, I thought that I would take the time out to educate individuals about the brand! 2013- Foreo launched in Sweden with only two employees. Foreo launched with the Luna and Luna mini 1st generation cleansing brushes. The Luna products became super stars. Since the product was unique, awesome, and took the beauty industry by storm, Foreo was able to invite a new beauty sub-category- beauty tech. 2014- Foreo launched its first even toothbrush ISSA. This improved electric toothbrush debuted with a dynamic dual-design. 2015- Meet Iris. This is a uniquely designed device that offers an illuminating eye massage. 2017- Espada launches. A blue light acne treatment with laser precision targeting. The Disney collection also dropped in 2017. Sadly this collection was created only for the Chinese market. This collection entailed a UFO Iron Man edition and a Captain Marvel Luna edition, and a Disney Pig Hamm facial cleansing set. 2018- UFO launches. The ultimate facial treatment in just 90 seconds. 2019- Luna and Luna mini 3rd generation launches. Today Foreo has over 3,000 employees spread across dozens fo international cities. 36 million Foreo products have been sold in 75 plus countries. Foreo is so popular that the expected deliver for the United States is not until March 4th 2021!
🦒Wild Child Collection 🦒
I graciously won Colourpop’s collaboration with @fun_fesrless_beauty! This give away was to kick off the January launch of the Wild Child Collection. I was gifted the ENTIRE collection! Right now Colourpop is have a Presidents day sale offering 25% off store wide! 🦒Wild Child Pallet- A 9 pan rich warm chocolate monochromatic palette. The finish of these shadows is either matte, metallic, glitter, or a matte sparkle. Upon swatches these shadows are buttery, velvety, silky, and apply evenly! Full Price: $14.00 USD Sale Price: $10.50 🦒Run Wild, Free Reign, and Basic Instinct Super Shock Shadow- These are single eyes shadow. When applied these shadows have an ultra-glitter finish. These eye shadows are a crème powered formula that are creamy and pigmented. For max coverage of this product it is recommended to use your finger tip to tap the shadow directly on the eyelid. Full Price: $6.00 USD Sale Price: $4.50 USD 🦒Trippin’ Pressed Powdered Blush- this blush is a rich chocolate brown. This blush, just like jet set, is buildable with a satin finish. Full Price: $9.00 USD Sale Price: $6.75 USD 🦒Jet Set Pressed Powered Blush- This is a mid-tone warm brown gold pearl blush. Upon applying this blush, you will notice that it is buildable and has a satin finish on the skin Full Price: $9.00 USD Sale Price: $6.75 🦒Brat Pack, Sassy, and Oh, Behave Lippie Stix- These crème finish lip sticks are formulated with vitamin e, mango, avocado, and shea butter for added comfort and moisture. Full Price: $7.00 Sale Price: $5.24 All of Colourpop’s Cosmetics are cruelty free and vegan! I am super excited to create looks with these products and try other collections from this brand! Swatch slides: slide two palette, slide 3 single shadows, slide 4 blushes, slide 5 lip sticks
Would’ve been nice without fragrance 🤷🏼♀️
DISCLAIMER- The above pictures are stock from StriVectin’s website. I do not have my own pictures if this product due to it being a sample size and I honestly wasn’t going to review this product. In the winter I experience very dry skin, especially when the temperatures are a day time high of low 20s and night time temps of single digits. No matter how many hydrating cleansers, moisturizers, and squalene products I use my skin is skill very dry and flaky. Going though my products I found that I had a sample size of the StriVectin Cloud Berry Plumping Cream Mask. I thought why not give it a shot! What is it? A replenishing mask that is powered with Cloudberry, Prickly Pair extract, and Hyaluronic Acid to deliver intense moisture and promote lasting hydration What does it do? Instantly hydrates and promotes long lasting-moisture Visibly plump skin with moisture and soften fine lines Leave skin soft, smooth, and radiant Improves the appearance of dryness, fine lines, and dullness. How it Works 1. Apply a generous layer to clean, dry skin 2. Leave on for at least 15-20 minutes, allowing the product to absorb 3. Rinse with water or past off excess with a warm, wet cloth 4. For best results use 2-3 times per week My Thoughts StriVectin - Cloudberry Moisture Plumping Cream Mask This mask did leave my skin hydrated, moisturized, and plump like that product said it would. My forehead was still a little dry and flaky after using the mask, but the rest of my face was left moisturized. What I did not like about this mask is that is has fragrance!! I was dumb and didn’t check the ingredients and just slathered the mask in my face. I instantly noticed a very fragrant smell. I probably should’ve took the mask off right away but, instead I was being selfish and kept it on for the recommended 20 minutes to moisturize my deprived skin. If this product did not have fragrance, I would have probably caved in at some point and payed the $48 for the full size.
StriVectin-Cloudberry Moisture Plumping Cream Mask
Value for Luxury
Have you ever wonder what $146 USD of high end makeup/skincare looks like🤔? I was kindly gifted a Vasanti gift card and was able to purchase whatever I wanted off the website. VASANTI - Brighten Up! Exfoliator- A powerful facial exfoliator with papaya and aloe that helps to remove dead skin, obtain a radiant complexion, and fight common skin concerns. ❣︎$34 USD❣︎ Face Off Makeup Remover- An oil free makeup remover that is super gentle on skin and will remove the most stubborn of makeup, while soothing your skin with aloe vera and coconut oil. ❣︎$20 USD❣︎ My Time Lipstick- High Time shade- A comforting gel matte lipstick that is infused with cherry, pomegranate, and evening primrose oils. ❣︎$19 USD❣︎ VASANTI - Liquid Cover Up Foundation and Concealer in 1- This is a liquid foundation and concealer in one! Incredible coverage meets a lightweight finish. While blending seamlessly into the skin, your skin tone will be evened out while distinguishing under eye circles and hiding blemishes. *not pictured because product is cracked* ❣︎$27 USD❣︎ VASANTI - All Star 2-in-1 Face and Eye Primer- An 18 hours flawless primer that blurs imperfections and fine lines. ❣︎$24 USD❣︎ VASANTI - Eyeshadow Lay It Down Brush- This brush is designed to lay down a single shadow in just one swipe. ❣︎$22 USD❣︎
VASANTI-All Star 2-in-1 Face and Eye Primer
blackheads? large pores? this is for YOU
COSRX - BHA Blackhead Power Liquid I received this product from the cherie best post leaderboard and I am so happy that this was the prize !! I have oily skin with large pores and blackheads all in my t zone. I have tried so many products, and although I have only been using this for a few days, I have high hopes and have already seen some results. ingredients willow bark water (controls oil and redness) betaine salicylate (fights bacteria and cleans clogged pores) niacinamide (brightens skin and improves appearance of pores) what this product claims to do gentle exfoliates dead skin cells refines the look of enlarged pores keeps pores clean of impurities my experience this is definitely a first impressions post since i’ve only used this product a few times, BUT, I am seeing progress !!! whenever I use this product, my pores look cleaner (almost a matte look) and my skin feels softer. this product is a BHA (beta hydroxy acid), so it is oil soluble and works beneath the skin to target impurities. a little definitely goes a long way !! it has a water like consistency and one pump can easily cover my whole face. it doesn’t sting or irritate my skin either! on the box, it says to start using it once a week and then increase to 2-3 times a week as you feel needed. however, i’ve been using it both day and night most days because this product is not only super gentle, but my skin is also very used to BHA’s. I am so excited to see how this product will continue to work in the future and I will definitely post another update on how it’s been working for me. ULTA- $24 for 3.38oz
COSRX-BHA Blackhead Power Liquid
Blotchy Foundation? We Don’t Know Her 🤪
The key to to a flawless foundation always, always starts with the base! Ive foundation what helps me get super-smooth application is hydration. When my skin’s hydrated, everything smooths and layers on like butter. 🌸 Warning: it’s extremely thick! So if you don’t like thick/heavy moisturizer, this is not for you. But I’ve found this to be the best moisturizer for under my foundation. COSRX - Hyaluronic Acid Intensive Cream 🌸 After letting my moisturizer sink into my skin for 2-10 minutes (depending on how much time I have lol), I smooth this gal on. This is a new product by Too Faced btw! I just started using it and love it so far. And it smells like heavennnnnnn. Too Faced - Plump & Prime Face Plumping Primer Serum 🌸 Then I smooth this all-time fave on areas of my face that get super oily, like my t-zone and center cheeks. smashbox - Photo Finish Foundation Primer 🌸 Okay, I know opinions on this brand/foundation are polarizing and some people swear it’s the worst for your skin! But I SWEAR by this foundation lol. I’ve been using it since I was 15 and I’ve never found anything that compares. It is heavy and full coverage, but that’s what I like :). I apply it with a wet beauty blender. MAC - Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15 Foundation 🌸 This one’s a no-brainer! A holy grail! tarte - Shape Tape Concealer 🌸 I actually use this as a spot concealer around my face for any imperfections poking through. Another product I’ve been using for years. It’s so creamy and amazing!!! MAYBELLINE - Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circle Treatment Concealer 🌸 I cannot live without this thing. I spray it all over my face after I finish the wet part of my routine and it melts everything together. MAC - Prep + Prime Fix+ Primer and Setting Spray, Original Soothing Herbal 🌸 I LOVE this eye powder!!!! I do have to say, it’s REALLY white. But I have super dark circles under my eyes and love that super light under eye look. I use a dry baby beauty blender for this one. laura mercier - Secret Brightening Powder for Under Eyes 🌸 I have really big pores that poke through everything and anything and this powder is literally the only thing that hides ‘em. It gives me the illusion of smooth skin while setting my makeup to last all day long. I know this sounds crazy, but I apply it with the same damp beauty blender I used for my foundation, just the clean side of it. Idk how or why, but it works! laura mercier - Translucent Loose Setting Powder 🌸 Best setting spray in the UNIVERSE!!! MORPHE - Continuous Setting Mist
MORPHE-Continuous Setting Mist
How To Pick Your Perfect Foundation
🤎 Finding a foundation that works for you can be...well...really hard. I have definitely fallen into buying foundations just because they are overhyped by influencers or they look really good on someone else I know and this hasn’t always delivered the best results. There’s a few things to consider when choosing a foundation for you. (Also I’ll be talking about my preferences and for the record I have combo skin leaning dry with some redness and texture. I’m in the light to medium range with warm slightly olive undertones) 🤎 What type of medium of foundation do you want? Liquid? Cream? Powder? Liquid is my preferred method. I find it easiest to blend, it doesn’t dry out my skin or emphasize my texture, and it doesn’t look cakey. For me the runnier the liquid the better. This is why I love the Pat McGrath foundation. It has the consistency of a serum almost and it blends so smoothly. If you have more oily skin powder foundation might work better for you. Or if you prefer a heavier coverage you might like cream foundation. 🤎 What type of finish do you prefer? Dewy? Natural? Matte? I prefer dewy to natural personally which is why I love...really all of these...but especially the Fenty Hydrating Foundation. It gives my skin the most beautiful radiance. If you like your skin to look super glowy and almost wet dewy foundation is probably for you. It’s also great for restoring luster to dry skin. Natural foundation is great if you just want the most skinlike finish...a little bit of luminosity but nothing over the top. Matte is great if you like no shine in your complexion or if you want to counteract an already oily skin type. 🤎 The last thing to consider is coverage. Do you want full coverage, medium coverage, or light coverage? For me unless I’m really feeling saucy I tend to prefer a light to medium coverage. The Hourglass Hyaluronic Tinted Moisturizer is a great, hydrating light to medium coverage complexion product. It’s very lightweight comfortable and natural looking and I love it. Full coverage will cover almost anything, but it’s more likely to feel uncomfortable or look cakey. Medium coverage is usually a safe bet because it still cover almost anything, but wears a little better than full coverage. Light coverage will give you a little evenness of skin tone and finish but that’s about it. However it does feel the most comfortable (at least to me) and looks the least makeup-y.
HOURGLASS-Illusion Hyaluronic Skin Tint SPF 15
Awhile ago, I saw someone (obviously a genius!) post about keeping a little skincare date book/diary and I thought that was a great idea! I bought a planner on Amazon and have been writing down all the products I’ve used, when and notes about irritation or if something seems ineffective. I actually really love this. I like having this archive of information, as well as other pages in the front and back detailing what products I have and what acids/products should or should not be mixed. It’s a great reference tool! Plus, I love to doodle! 😂
📚 𝓢𝓴𝓲𝓷𝓬𝓪𝓻𝓮 𝓡𝓮𝓪𝓭𝓲𝓷𝓰 𝓛𝓲𝓼𝓽 📚
💳🛍I recently went on a book ordering spree... (😝one of my favorite things, besides skincare splurges) 💻 Even though we can get seemingly endless information about skincare online, I was curious to seek out some books because I love the tactility & I really hate reading on a screen. Regarding ingredients, there is a plethora of opposing information online, & I’m sure these books will yield some of that too. It’s important to cross reference your searches, meaning checking multiple sources & comparing that information. It’s also important to consider what site is providing the information & whom might benefit from it. 📚Swipe to peek inside📖 PRETTY ICONIC A Personal Look at the Beauty Products That Changed the World By Sali Hughes 2016 💄$18-$21 (paperback version) I was most excited about this one, I’m a big fan of pop culture history & of course I love beauty products. I think this book would likely find a loving home on many of your coffee tables☕️ With over 400 pages of iconic & cult popular skincare & cosmetics products from over the decades, this is such a fun addition to any beauty fanatics collection! THE BEAUTY GEEK’S GUIDE TO SKINCARE 1,000 Essential Definitions of Common Product Ingredients By Deborah Burnes 2019 👩🏽🔬$15-$18 • 178 pages A really great resource for looking up both chemical & botanical ingredients. The vast majority of the book is just like a dictionary. It also includes some natural recipes & remedies, as well as source references for all ingredient info. MAKEUP IS NOT (JUST) MAGIC A Manga Guide to Cosmetics & Skin Care Written & illustrated by Ikumi Rotta 2019 🌸$14 • 135 pages This super cute manga was translated into English earlier this year. It takes the form of a guide to the basics of Japanese skincare & makeup application by following a loose narrative of a young woman who writes about beauty products on social media (sound familiar?😻) I read a lot of manga, I’m impressed by this high quality paper! THE KOREAN SKINCARE BIBLE The Ultimate Guide to K-Beauty Secrets By Lilian Yang, Leah Ganse & Sara Jiménez 2018 Makeup chapter by Esther Sandoval 💗$13 (hardbound) 🇪🇸This was actually originally published in Spain as: ‘El Arte Coreano del Cuidado de la Piel’ It’s a cute little 189 pages, straightforward & informative. THE LITTLE BOOK OF SKINCARE Korean Beauty Secrets for Healthy, Glowing Skin By Charlotte Cho 2015 ☁️$26 (hardbound) 212 pages The creator of Korean beauty shopping site, ‘Soko Glam’ & skincare brand, ‘Then I Met You’ wrote this very cute & approachable book full of Korean skincare tips for beginners➕if you’re ever in Seoul, there’s a nice section on all the spas, salons & stores to hit up. K-BEAUTY : THE FACTS Korea’s Top Dermatologist Reveals the Insider Truth about Korean Skincare By Hae Shin Chung 2020 🇰🇷$13 • 175 pages This book aims to debunk &/or demystify many Korean skincare myths with science, graphs & knowledge from 1 of South Korea’s most renowned dermatologists.
NARS-Aqua Gel Luminous Mask
$5.80 Retinol? 🧐
I love an affordable product that has effective ingredients. And this product is it! The Ordinary - Retinol 0.5% in Squalane So I love my Differin Gel, but I find myself wanting something a little less aggressive during the winter months. Differin is stronger because it’s a retinoid, while this product is retinol. They both work the same way but retinoids work faster than retinols. What do retinol do ? reduces fine lines faded dark/age spots rapid cell turnover (exfoliation) reduces pore size acne treatment (varies per person but it generally works after consistent use) How do I use this product? So, before I dove into this product, I did a lot of research. I found my best answers on the deceim webpage. They answer all your questions! They recommend using -After water based serums -Before Moisturizer I was conflicted with this because I always feel like oily products should go last but Squalane dries down fast! (I also only use three drops for my entire face) So I then wait 15-20 minutes before I apply my night time moisturizer. Even though The Ordinary recommend 5-10 I do the whole 20 because I like to be safe. I then apply one of my night time moisturizer that hydrate with light ingredients. DO NOT USE WITH OTHER RETINOLS (I pair this with niacinamide) Also if you’re new to retinol, opt for: The Ordinary - Granactive Retinoid 2% Emulsion The Ordinary - Retinol 0.2% in Squalane 👆🏾This is from lightest type to the next level down from this product. 💰💰This serum is $5.80 at Ulta (Sephora or The ordinary(deceim)💰💰
The Ordinary-Granactive Retinoid 2% Emulsion