Just your local skincare enthusiast🧚♀️✨ Nursing student who uses skincare as a form of therapy💕
✨Too Faced Pillow Cream
Too Faced - Hangover Pillow Cream Ultra-Nourishing Night Cream This is one of my favorite nighttime creams and i just cannot get over how good it smells! It smells very warm and comforting and it instantly makes me feel more relaxed! I originally bought this because I thought the packaging was ✨super cute✨ and I wanted to give it a try since I love this brand. I've been using it now for a few months and I probably use it 3 or 4 times a week. My favorite things about this night cream would definitely be the warm and relaxing scent, the thickness of it (I love super thick nighttime creams because they make my face feel so hydrated), and also the positive effects it has had on my skin! When I use this cream it makes my skin feel so relaxed and nourished over night and the next day when I was it off my skin is always soft and hydrated! I absolutely love this nighttime cream!💖
Too Faced-Hangover Pillow Cream Ultra-Nourishing Night Cream
✨My Favorite Acne Treatment
Neutrogena - Rapid Clear Stubborn Acne Spot Gel THAYERS - Lemon Blemish Stick Okay so I don't get acne very often but when I do this is my go to combo! I'm not even kidding this combo clears up any acne I ever get within 2-3 days. After washing my face and putting on toner and serum, I put on the Neutrogena Spot Gel and rub it in and then I roll on the Thayer Stick. I usually will put this on any acne breakout I get in the morning and at night. I typically use this on quick breakouts that occur because of stress (nursing school things haha) and I definitely think it's the best combo ever! If you also get stress acne or quick breakouts and are looking for a solution, give these 2 products a try!💖
THAYERS-Lemon Blemish Stick
✨My Favorite Nighttime Cream
TONYMOLY - Minions Eucalyptus Calming Night Mask Hey guys! I'm a huge fan of my nighttime skincare routine- I actually look forward to it all day because not only does it mean I'm getting ready to jump into bed, but it also means I get to use some super moisturizing creams! I have a few different nighttime creams, but this one is by far my favorite one! I got it at Ulta last month because I just count pass up on buying it after I saw the super cute little minion on the lid! It's a super thick cream and it smells so good! It's a very calming and fresh scent! I like to use it at the very end of my nighttime skincare routine as my last product! Every time I use this cream I notice that the next day my skin feels so soft and refreshed. It stays on pretty thick overnight too which I like because it makes my skin feel so hydrated! This is definitely my favorite nighttime cream I've ever used- and not just because of the cute little minion design!✨
TONYMOLY-Minions Eucalyptus Calming Night Mask
✨My Favorite Shower Combo
Cetaphil - Extra Gentle Daily Scrub Aveeno - Positively Radiant 60 Second In-Shower Facial Cleanser This is my favorite shower facial combo! I start off by using the Cetaphil scrub to wash off my nighttime skincare products and to exfoliate my face for a fresh start! Then I follow up with the Aveeno facial cleanser and I usually leave this on for about 5-10 minutes while I shampoo and condition my hair! Since I've started this routine I've noticed that my skin appears to be more youthful and looks replenished! This combo also makes my skin feel super soft and hydrated!
Cetaphil-Extra Gentle Daily Scrub
✨My Favorite Setting Powder
pretty VULGAR - The Powder Room Setting Powder Hey guys! So I have super oily skin, no matter what's on my face my skin is always embarrassingly oily! I mean like shining in pictures and having people ask me "Do you have Vaseline on your face?" level oily!😩 I tried NYX Matte Setting Spray but it made my face super red and irritated and it only made my face more shiny! So I went to Amazon to see if there was a setting powder I could try and this was the first one that popped up! I'm not gonna lie I bought it because I thought the design was cute and that was definitely my determining factor (can you blame me tho!?) But I've been using this setting powder now for a month and it is a life changer! It literally makes my face look super matte and finished! Whereas before my face was red and irritated from the setting spray on top of already being supper oily, now with this powder I don't have any of those problems! This powder is honestly my best friend because it has given me so much confidence! I don't worry anymore about anyone else asking me if I have Vaseline on my face and I also haven't had to run to the bathroom to use a paper towel to wipe my face since I've started using it! If you struggle with oily skin and shining forehead problems and you're looking for something to fix that, this is your product!✨
pretty VULGAR-The Powder Room Setting Powder
✨Sugarbear Hair Vitamins
Sugarbearhair - Hair Vitamins I've been using these vitamins on and off for years now and they definitely work! You only take two of these lil gummies once a day and they're super tasty! I can definitely tell my hair grows faster and healthier when I take these vitamins compares to when I'm not taking them! Overall I love these vitamins and I definitely recommend taking them if you're trying to grow your hair our quicker and healthier!
Award Winning Mask
I’ve shared this beauty before and probably won’t ever stop talking about it. Cause it’s THAT GOOD! I’ve now been using this for a good 2.5 months and can say I won’t ever be able to go without. It’s jam-packed with goodness - Vitamin c, Squalane, Hyaluronic Acid & Antioxidant rich superberries. Adding this into my skincare routine has made a wonderful difference! I’ve noticed healthier, brighter, more even-toned skin. And I can safely use it with my AHA/BHA products as well as retinol. Another big selling point for me...you only need the smallest dab to cover everything - face, neck and décolletage! People, DON’T FORGET YOUR NECK AND DÉCOLLETAGE! I need to do a post on how important this is! I’ve been working hard on my décolletage area as I have a lot of sun spots and wrinkles from lack of care! Start now instead of playing catch-up like me, a woman in her 40’s who can tell you DON’T WAIT FOR THE ISSUES TO ARRISE - PREVENT BY TAKING CARE NOW! The amount pictured is all needed. I wasted a lot of product in the early stages of using this and learned to start small and add in more IF needed! This $48 dollar jar will last you a long time! • Vegan-free 🌱 • Cruelty-free 🐰 • Gluten-free 🍞 I’d love to hear your thoughts if you’ve tried this. YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Superberry Hydrate + Glow Dream Mask #CherieCreator I ❤️ my @cheriefamily 🍒
YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE-Superberry Hydrate + Glow Dream Mask
This has to be my favorite “skincare tool” that I own! My steamer!!!!!!!! This steamer has made my skincare routine 10xs better! And leaves me with that heavenly glow ✨✨ that I love!! Humble Beginnings ✨ Before I invested in my steamer I did it the “old fashioned way” I would boil some steaming hot water, get my favorite essential oil, which would be either lavender, tea tree, or eucalyptus, and if I felt really fancy a lemon & or an orange. Then I would get me a towel put it over my head & let the steam penetrate my face for like 10-15mins! So my appreciation for my steamer is REAL! Steaming Benefits ✨💨🥰 Because I have dry skin, I try to create as much hydration as I can for my skin. This is where steaming comes in. When you think hydration & moisture you automatically think WATER 💦... at least I do🤷🏽♀️🤷🏽♀️ The steam generates all that. But steaming is good while cleansing because it really opens them pores & gets down in there. & it’s also good for extracting too. If you have a blackhead, pimple, or whatever evil critter on your face, the steam helps bring it to a head which makes it easier to extract! Where Did I Get It 👀 I got my steamer off of Amazon for $35 . But they had others that came with extraction tools & the cute little headbands with the bunny ears. I can see me purchasing another steamer real soon! Maybe the one that allows you to lay down and enjoy the steam as if you’re in a spa like setting! IF YOU DON’T HAVE A STEAMER I WOULD SUGGEST YOU INVEST IN ONE!!!!! It takes your routine to a whole different level! And it’s just relaxing!!!!!!!!!
So you want to start using the AHA BHA peel...
So you want to start using the The Ordinary - AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution ?Whether it be from TikTok or Skincare by Hyram I’ve never seen an item blow up at work quite like this one. I’ve recommend this a lot in the past but I wanted to give it a quick proper post and recommended use. This chemical exfoliating mask offers both the outer layer exfoliation of an AHA and the deep pores cleaning power of a BHA. Personally, I think all skin types can benefit from this product but especially those that are oily or acne prone (the only skin type I probably wouldn’t recommend is sensitive). This mask targets texture, pore congestion, uneven skin tone, and signs of aging. First, always do a patch test! Especially if you’re a beginner to using acids in your routine. If you pass that then it’s time to cleanse the face. After cleansing you need to make sure your skin is bone dry. Water is a penetration enhancer and you don’t want this mask sinking deeper into the skin than normal. You want to apply an even layer over the skin and wait no more than ten minutes (if you’re a beginner to acids I would probably start with five and slowly work your way up to ten as your face gets used to the mask). The Ordinary recommends using this mask no more than twice a week but I personally would recommend just once because it is on the stronger side. Rinse, and apply the rest of your routine. You also may be asking “is there anything I can’t pair with this mask”? Yes! I would stay away from any other AHAs, BHAs, Retinol, and Vitamin C applications in the same routine as the mask. You just revealed a fresher, newer layer of skin and you don’t want to sensitize it with too many “harsh” products. When I use this I always stick to niacimiade and more hydrating (fragrance free.. I learned that the hard way once after a peel mask) products. You may also be asking “is there any up keep after using this mask”? Yes! You need to be using a sunscreen. NEED. Like this is non negotiable. You’re revealing fresher skin and that skin needs to be protected. If not you’re putting yourself back at risk for sun damage, hyper pigmentation, and more fine lines/wrinkles down the line. If you’re not using a sunscreen everyday after using a product like it’s counter productive. Personally, this mask does wonders for my skin. I’ve heard some people say it tingles but on me it doesn’t (but my face is used to acids). If you feel absolute burning wash it off immediately and asses your skin. It’s a peel so it does have potential to burn if you’re not careful. I’ve seen a reduction on the appearance of pores and a more even complexion with weekly use. It’s also worth noting too The Ordinary doesn’t recommend use of this on flaking or broken skin.
The Ordinary-AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution
Do Pixi Mists Work?
Pixi is a British pharmaceutical brand that focuses on botanical skincare products.🌿 Although it is pharmaceutical, it is not a cheap brand, especially its skincare products. Here are my reviews of their three mists. 1) Hydrating Milky Mist 🥛 pixi - Hydrating Milky Mist This one is the best at hydration out of the three. The mist is very fine. The ingredients contain black oat extract, vitamin B, and hyaluronic acid. I recommend using it before applying makeup or a serum. 👍 2) Glow Mist ✨ pixi - Glow Mist Among the three, this one is recommended the most by beauty bloggers. It contains 13 natural oils, propolis, aloe vera, and fruit extracts. It can be used before and after makeup. It moisturizes the face when applied before makeup, and it sets the makeup if applied after. If you feel that your makeup looks too matte, a spray of this can add a dewy finish to the face. It is more suitable for autumn and winter seasons. 👍 3) Makeup Fixing Mist 😊 pixi - Makeup Fixing Mist This mist contains rose water🌹 and green tea🍵 ingredients. The product can be used at any time, after makeup or before makeup. It helps with prolonging and refreshing makeup and it keeps it from smudging. Out of the three, I feel that this one is the driest after spraying. I don't think it moisturizes my face. The setting effect is also not very obvious. 👎
My experience with The Ordinary’s popular peel
The chemical peel that is sweeping the internet by storm. After seeing multiple reviews and watching so many videos on YouTube about it, I decided to take the leap of faith. I have been using this peel for 3 weeks now and this is my 4th treatment. My only intent for this post is to give my honest opinion on this peel and how it fits in my current routine. For reference, that although this product is referred to as a ‘peel’ it is more of a chemical exfoliant, so you shouldn’t experience any actual peeling of your skin. The The Ordinary - AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution works to peel off the top layer of your skin cells. Some people may feel a slight burning/tingling feeling while it is on. And due to the high concentration of the peeling acids it is recommended not to keep it on longer than 10 mins and only use it 1-2x a week to prevent damage to the skin from over peeling. Before using this product it is recommended that you patch test it, to see if your skin could have a sensitivity to this solution. The solution claims that “The scientifically developed formula delivers a specified blend of 30% Alpha Hydroxyl Acids (Glycloic, Lactic, Tartaric and Citric) as well as 2% Beta Hydroxyl Salicylic Acid. The pair have been carefully pH balanced for optimum efficacy, working to deeply exfoliate the surface layer of skin, unclog pores, combat blemishes and visibly improve uneven textures.” I honestly love this peel so much but it’s not an over night fix. When I used this for the first time I did see immediate results, my skin was exfoliated, softer, and brighter overall. But like all other products it didn’t clear all my blemishes and make my skin magically flawless, but I didn’t expecting to! Like all other skincare products you start seeing results over time with consistent use. And after using it for 3 weeks I can confidently say this has improved the texture of my skin and help lighten my acne scars. When I run out of this bottle I will definitely be repurchasing it. 🧡For reference I use this peel once a week for 10mins🧡 ✨MAKE SURE YOU WEAR AN SPF AS ACIDS CAN MAKE YOUR SKIN MORE PRONE TO SUN DAMAGE✨
The Ordinary-AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution
7 Simple Ways to Minimize Large Pores That Actually Work
Pores are necessary for our body to function properly, but there’s no reason we can’t attempt to minimize their appearance. The size of your pores depends on a number of factors such as skin type, sun exposure, age, genetics, makeup, etc. Before learning how to minimize the appearance of your pores you need to understand what they are and why they’re necessary.