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Hyped Products That Just Didn’t Do It - MILK
Milk MAKEUP - Vegan Milk Moisturizer *skin is normally oily/combo but has recently been dry I feel like I should clarify that I really hope I’m not offending anyone with these not so glowing reviews. If you love these products I’m really glad! Not everything works for everyone but I respect that you get better results out of these than I did! Anyway, this moisturizer was hella hyped. Saw it all over the gram. I get what there is to be excited about - a thiccccc vegan moisturizer from a really great brand. I WANTED to love it too!!!!! I actually got this full size product in one of the Cherie gift boxes I’ve won during this round of Cherie’s picks and was so so excited about it because of how hyped it was. I have a TON of unopened moisturizers so I didn’t immediately rip into this (as I sometimes have a habit of doing when I’m excited about a new product - despite what I already have open). Instead, I got a little sample package with one of my Sephora orders and decided to use that first. A smart move I must say. I’ve been in this really dry spot with my skin since winter started. It’s bad. Like flaking and burning and I’ve been looking for products to soothe and moisturize high and low. When I opened the sample and she was THICC I figured it might actually help a lot with my dry skin. Usually I prefer a lighter, gel moisturizer so my opinions on this might be biased based on that too. I applied and it took forever to rub in. I feel like maybe I used too much product because i just couldn’t get it to absorb at first. As a mask/night moisturizer this would probably work really well for that reason, but for a day time moisturizer it really delayed me putting my makeup on on top because it wouldn’t sink in lol. I also noticed a little bit of a greasy residue on my skin - again maybe because it wasn’t absorbing really. I’m not sure if this is weird or a just me type thing but I usually apply my moisturizer around my lips as well and I especially noticed a weird residue feeling around them after use. It really just threw me off. Other than that it just wasn’t my fave moisturizer, the packaging is gorgeous - a beautiful and vibrant yellow pot. It’s plastic but it’s heavy. I know someone else will love it way more than I will so this might show up in a non-affiliated instagram giveaway at some point.
Milk MAKEUP-Vegan Milk Moisturizer
Hyped Products That Just Don’t Do It - DE Marula
DRUNK ELEPHANT - Virgin Marula Antioxidant Face Oil *skin is normally oily/combo but has been dry recently Ok another DE product. Is this the same type of social suicide as tweeting that you don’t like Taylor swift and waiting for her fans to come at you? Probably. Again in the name of honesty!!! This was the other half to that DE set with TLC Framboos. Ok so to be fair, I liked the Marula oil better than the Framboos. I still don’t love it and it’s by far not my favourite facial oil at all (big shout out to lapis and emerald, my girls). I saw a little more in terms of results with the Marula oil - my face was softer, gave it a bit of a glow (probably because it made me a tad more oily than normal). Again though, I just wasn’t wowed by the product. I certainly would not buy the full size for full price as I think there’s other facial oils that do a lot more for my skin and probably cost around the same if not less. Again, big fan of the packaging - it’s cute, easy to use, minis are a great size for travelling. No complaints there. I really wanted to be a bigger fan but just can’t say these are for me.
DRUNK ELEPHANT-Virgin Marula Antioxidant Face Oil
Hyped Products That Just Didn’t Do It - DE TLC
DRUNK ELEPHANT - T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Resurfacing Night Serum *skin is normally oily/combo but has recently been dry Okay guys I am v worried I’m about to get a lot of heat for these next reviews but I owe it to everyone to be honest. I know Drunk Elephant has a huge cult following and everyone loves them but to be completely honest - I’ve never really been wowed by anything I’ve tried. This mini TLC Framboos was part of a day time/night time set I got a long while ago. I used it for a few weeks consistently and then stopped because it just wasn’t doing anything. I wasn’t wowed by any of the results. I know there’s a lot of really good reviews out there for this product specifically but I can’t say it any plainer than it just wasn’t for me. I also find it really expensive (as a brand and this product specifically) and I just can’t bring myself to spend much money on something that I could easily replace. I will say of course, that Drunk Elephant knows their marketing and the packaging on this is super cute and easy to use. Again just a mini, but even the full size product is crafted well. Overall this isn’t for me, I wouldn’t buy a full size, and I would probably recommend other night serums over this. Please don’t hate me guys I’m sorry I respect DE!
DRUNK ELEPHANT-T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Resurfacing Night Serum
Hyped Products That Didn’t Do It - Bliss Cleanse
bliss - Makeup Melt Jelly Cleanser *skin is normally oily/combo but has recently been dry Ok y’all another Target find. I had heard really really good things about this cleanser - even that it was a dupe for the infamous Glossier cleanser. Not that I’ve tried that one but those reviews are very positive as well. I decided I’d try the mini version because it was $3 USD and I wasn’t sure I’d like it and I’m glad I did. I had been looking for a makeup removing cleanser to replace my beloved very cherry clean from Farmacy and maybe I just loved it too much to replace it but this just didn’t do it for me. I found it really really dried my face out and I didn’t love the smell. It did an okay job at removing makeup but I always had to follow up with a hydrating second cleanser. The mini was great to be able to try the product without committing to a big bottle with a full sized price. I am disappointed again because this had such great reviews but it just didn’t work for my skin. I would repurchase.
bliss-Makeup Melt Jelly Cleanser
Drugstore Products That Work - Neutrogena Hydro
Neutrogena - Neutrogena Hydroboost Gel Cream Moisturizer 50ml *skin is normally oily/combo but has been dry recently Okay you guys. This is it. This is really the drugstore product that blew me away. I am so glad that I have it. This product was recommended to me by a friend and I had seen @abbymariehardie rave about the product for a long while before trying it myself. A few weeks ago I was in a dire state of dry skin. I mean BAD. Like skin was cracking and burned and flaking and not a single moisturizer or mask I owned was going to help fix it. In my last hour of desperation I was at Walmart and saw this and figured I had nothing to lose. My thoughtful bf bought it for me at $18 which is pricey for drugstore but well worth the money. I saw immediate results after using it. Like instant almost. It did burn a little at first use because my skin barrier was just so damaged but after it had sunk in it had a nice cooling effect and left me feeling much more hydrated. I’ve said it a million times that I don’t like moisturizers in a pot and I wish so badly this was a pump or a tube but that’s really my only complaint about the packaging. The texture is a thicker blue gel which absorbs so nicely and is probably one of the biggest reasons I find this works for me. I really prefer a gel moisturizer to anything and so I was excited about this texture. This version does have a fragrance to it which I’ll be honest, I don’t LOVE but it’s not a deal breaker. I have been told (thanks @svvphia) that it comes in a fragrance free version for sensitive skin which I 1000% percent will be purchasing when this is empty. This pot hasn’t lasted me very long compared to other moisturizers and there’s a little less product than the package would have you believe but to be fair, I’ve pretty much used this day and night for a month straight. I still have some left so we’re going to count that as a win even though I’m getting dangerously low. I definitely recommend this product to anyone that will listen. It works. It’s affordable. Buy it. I’m going to repurchase.
Neutrogena-Neutrogena Hydroboost Gel Cream Moisturizer 50ml
Drugstore Products That Work - Dove Hairspray
Dove - Style+Care Micro Mist Hairspray *hair is mostly fine and wavy Let’s talk hairspray! I feel like I was very scared of using hair spray for a very long time because I didn’t want my hair to have that crunchy texture like I thought it would. Basically because when I was younger that’s exactly what hairspray DID. When I went searching for a hairspray on a trip to Calgary I was so cautious and wanted something that would hold my curls in place but leave me with body and a soft texture. That’s when I found this. I have to say I was hesitant to use a Dove hair product because I’ve just always known Dove to be more of a body brand. This hair spray was cheap ($15?) and the slim and sleek packaging along with the “micro mist” had me sold. The packaging is perfect for holding to be honest. I feel like you don’t think of these things until you’ve actually tried something better and you’re like oh ya that’s nice. The slim waist in the bottle (lol) actually makes it super easy to hold and spray. The drawback is that aerosol sprayer doesn’t work the greatest and some product usually fizzes and gets on my hands. The micro mist itself does hold true to its claim and is very fine which is nice in ensuring you don’t get that crunchy texture. The smell is a little too sweet for my likings but I usually use it with a hair fragrance that masks the smell. I use this for holding my curls and for flattening flyaways and it works just as I want it to. There’s a few different versions of this hairspray in the line so I would like to maybe try another one of those before repurchasing this. Overall though it’s a good product for relatively cheap and the can has lasted me since November with no foreseeable end in sight.
Dove -Style+Care Micro Mist Hairspray
Cera Ve Healing Ointment
As someone with psoriasis, I absolutely love this product. I use this on my arms, legs, and hands or pretty much anywhere I have spots. It’s a little greasy at first, but once it’s rubbed in well it doesn’t stay greasy feeling like other ointments. I also use this on my lips at night and it works wonders when they are dry or chapped. This is overall a great universal product that has many uses. I definitely recommend this to anyone!CeraVe - Healing Ointment Protects and Soothes Dry Skin
CeraVe-Healing Ointment Protects and Soothes Dry Skin
I have been lucky enough to partner up with @cherie to celebrate International Women’s Day! Although I have met some fabulous, hilarious, dashing and smart men on here... It’s the women I want to celebrate! I have been so beyond blessed by the beautiful, powerful, intelligent, funny, witty, loving, supportive, inspiring and talented women I have met on Instagram. I will be sharing in my stories some accounts I have had the absolute pleasure of becoming friends with 😘 The world would not be the same without women’s love, talent, ideas and it’s so exciting that beauty started out as our thing and we have made beauty, skincare and makeup such a fun experience and obsession that everyone now Immerses themselves into beauty. Like who knew that some women become empires and CEOs and household names simply because they love beauty? SO INSPIRING 👏🏻 Here’s to women 🥳 Feel free to tag or tell me a woman (or women) who inspires you ❤️ #cherie #cheriepartner #beautywithoutbarriers
NIGHTTIME ROUTINE 🌙
Swipe through to see what’s going on my face at night! HOLI FROG - Kissimmee Vitamin F Therapy Balmy Face Wash, 74ml HOLI FROG - Tashmoo Water Lily Nourishing Milky Face Wash, 148ml HOLI FROG - Superior Omega Nutritive Gel Face Wash, 148ml THAYERS - Alcohol-Free Witch Hazel Facial Mist SUNDAY RILEY - A+ High-Dose Retinol Serum INSTITUT ESTHEDERM - Intensive Vitamin E² Serum SUNDAY RILEY - Juno Antioxidant Superfood Face Oil FARMACY - Cheer Up Brightening Vitamin C Eye Cream with Acerola Cherry
SUNDAY RILEY-A+ High-Dose Retinol Serum
International Women’s Day
Happy International Women’s Day! I wanted to post on here to show my appreciation for the Cherie team and this day.. These girls are amazing at keeping this app woke and what it should be, and guess what, we’re all for that on this page so today we celebrate them too! It’s important to cheer on each other as women. In fields dominated by men, fields where women are more common or even at your local Starbucks where the lady cleaner has bomb ass hoops you want to compliment. We should all cheer on each other yes, ALL. But today I’m speaking about women specifically. And you know those jealous women, the ones that see everything as a competition or “there can only be one” mindset e.g only one girl in a group of boys, or only I can be successful, cheer on them as well today. But give the ones you like and love a little extra support. Girl, go hug your momma that is an independent woman and doesn’t need anyone else but herself (!!!!) but still probably cooks you a nice meal when you’re home and specifically told you that that boyfriend from 10th grade wasn’t shit!
Pore Control Toner
I have been on the market for awhile now looking for a new toner to incorporate into my skincare routine, so I was genuinely excited when Saturday Skin gifted me their NEW Pore Clarifying Toner! Made up of 10% glycolic acid to help keep your skin clear, Saturday Skin also formulated their own pore control complex that includes ingredients such as witch hazel, tea tree oil and red clover. These ingredients target pore concerns such as enlarged, clogged pores. After applying this toner, you’ll be left with smooth, refined, balanced skin. This toner is suitable for all skin types and Saturday Skin takes pride in being a clean brand - no parabens, sulfates, synthetic fragrances or synthetic color. I love applying this toner using cotton squares; I ensure that there is a generous amount of product without completely saturating the cotton square, and then I pass it all over my skin. I then use my clean hands to press the toner into my skin, ensuring all those wonderful ingredients seep into my skin. I also enjoy this product chilled so I store mine in my skincare fridge - the cooling sensation is refreshing! I’ve been enjoying this product so much that I want to try more from the brand! Retailing at $30, you can find this toner at Sephora under their Clean at Sephora category.
SATURDAY SKIN-Pore Clarifying Toner