aries | 25 | esthetician 🖤👻
Thank you so much for this platform ❤️
So I know by now you’ve all seen Cherie’s post (and if you haven’t please go check their page first). Firstly, I’m heartbroken. Cherie has become my favorite app. The one I check daily and the one I use to communicate with you guys. I love you all so much and I appreciate every single like and comment I’ve gotten. @cherieThank you so much for every opportunity you’ve given me and giving me a platform to speak my truth. I appreciate everything you’ve done. Every single time I’ve gotten a notification that I’ve gotten a new like or comment has always made me smile. It’s been an absolute pleasure meeting a lot of you and getting the chance to chat through the comments. I put my Instagram above if anyone wants to follow me on there. I pretty much post the same content and if you ever have a question you are more than welcome to DM me! I’m not quite sure what else to say except I love and appreciate you all! Thank you for your time, likes, comments, and love! ❤️❤️❤️
Sample Saturday ✨ Moisture Surge 100 Hour
Happy Saturday everyone! 🥰 I’m shocked I’m on time for a Sample Saturday but I have off today. Does anyone else play Pokémon Go? I’ve been spending all day playing the Kanto Tour. This weeks sample is the #Clinique - Moisture Surge 100 Hour Auto-Replenishing Hydrator[products]#[FiveStars] which I was sent through BzzAgent. This oil free gel moisturizer has multiple sizes ranging from .5 oz to 4.2oz and retails anywhere from $14 to $79. Clinique claims this is an upgraded version of their original Moisture Surge highlighting aloe bio-ferment and hyaluronic acid that goes deep into the skin to deliver intense hydration. I’ve used the Moisture Surge in the past and while it was okay it wasn’t my go to moisturizer. This one might definitely change that though. The gel formulation feels so silky soft on the skin as it smooths out. It absorbs right in as well making it a perfect choice for oily and combo skin. It did plump up the skin quite well and make up laid really well on top of it. I’m really impressed so far! To the point where I may even buy a full size once I finish some of the moisturizers in my collection. I would totally recommend this. I feel like it delivers on the intense hydration claims!
New brand at Sephora alert! ✨
I’m totally exposing how messy my desk is right now but NEW BRAND AT SEPHORA ALERT ✨ It is also Sephora’s first black owned “clean” beauty brand. LYS Beauty gifted me their Secure Skin Gripping Serum Primer. LYS Beauty claims this is a lightweight serum primer infused with niacinamide, ginger root extract, and an AHA-fruit blend to help minimize the look of pores and excess oil. When they say lightweight serum they definitely mean it! This primer has a serum consistency which is so nice for oily skin when you’re trying to limit the amount of products you’re applying. I’ve used a lot of gripping primers in the past that were overly sticky (which ended up leaving even my best foundations patchy) and I’m happy to say this one isn’t like that. It does have that gripping affect but I didn’t notice any patchiness in my foundation. It’s also silicone free which is a benefit for my oily skinned friends as the silicone won’t slip and slide off your face during the day as it mixes with your oils. On a random note I’m also really intrigued by the packaging of this brand! All their products (primer included) have this unique triangular packaging. It’s really different compared to most things on the market. 🖤
Colourpop x Animal Crossing 🌿✨
I’m a little bit late to the party considering I bought this last Sunday but I finally got my hands on the Colourpop x Animal Crossing collab!! How cute is this collection? Who else plays ACNH? 🙋🏻♀️ Who is your favorite villager? Mine is Zucker! 🐙 I decided to practice some self control and I only bought the COLOURPOP - X Animal Crossing Shadow Palette What a Hoot and the COLOURPOP - X Animal Crossing Shadow Palette Nook, Inc . I’m usually really impressed with Colourpop’s eyeshadow formula and this is no different! I’m really impressed with how pigmented the mattes and matte sparkle shades are. The only thing I was very disappointed in was the glitter shade Meteor Shower in the What a Hoot palette. I had the hardest time picking up the glitter and when I applied it it didn’t seem opaque. The CEO glitter shade in the Nook, Inc palette was a little bit better but not much. I also picked up the COLOURPOP - X Animal Crossing Blush in the shade Flower Power. It is a pink satin finish blush that definitely has some pigment! So far I’m impressed. The item I was looking most forward to, and was the biggest disappointment, was the COLOURPOP - X Animal Crossing Balloon Pop Super Shock Shadow . I’ve used SSS in the past and loved them so I thought this would be the same. I saw people online talk about how their pan fell right out of their component and I thought nothing of it until it happened to me. I hadn’t even touched it yet and it fell out. I know SSS’s have a fragile formula but I’ve never had one immediately fall out before. It also is so sheer!!! Colourpop claims it is an ultra pigmented ultra-glitter but it’s not pigmented at all. This will probably never be used. Lastly, I impulse bought the COLOURPOP - X Animal Crossing Bellionaire Glitter Gel to which I have zero complaints. It’s just as good as the other glitter gels I own by them!
COLOURPOP-X Animal Crossing Balloon Pop Super Shock Shadow
Sample Saturday ✨ FAB KP Bump Eraser Body Scrub
This week is an oldy but a goody! I was scrolling through old photos in my phone and I found this from way back in the summer. I was fortunate to have been gifted a deluxe sample of the FIRST AID BEAUTY - KP Bump Eraser Body Scrub with 10% AHA from FAB. Firstly, you may be asking yourself ‘What is KP?’. KP is short for Keratosis Pilaris. It’s a skin condition that causes rough patches and small, acne like bumps on the skin. This condition occurs when the skin produces too much keratin which can block the hair follicle causing bumps to form. This scrub retails for $28 and you get 8 oz of product (the size above is $10 for 2 oz). This scrub combines both physical and chemical exfoliation. The physical part is pumice while the chemical is both lactic and glycolic acid. FAB claims the chemical exfoliators loosen the dead skin cells while the pumice scrubs it away. I will say if you have sensitive skin at all I would not recommend (also, please do not use this on your face. I had a lady at work tell me she used Tree Hut sugar scrubs on her face and I’m still traumatized). This scrub can even be a little too much for me and I don’t have sensitive skin. That being said I do really like it because the pumice doesn’t melt away like your typical scrub so you’re able to make a little product go a really long way. It also gives one of the best scrubs I’ve gotten with a product. I have to be really gentle or it does irritate my skin just a tad but that can easily be fixed with gentler use. I think if you have KP or ingrown hairs this is a great option a scrub. It leaves my skin baby smooth and I was overall really happy with the results.
FIRST AID BEAUTY-KP Bump Eraser Body Scrub with 10% AHA
Colourpop Velvet Blending Sponge ☁️
It was about time for me to rotate my sponges so I picked a new one out of my COLOURPOP - The Full Beat Makeup Blending Sponge Kit⭐️ This time I chose the COLOURPOP - Velvet Flocked Blending Sponge which honestly I didn’t really care for. I’ve used the Juno and Co sponges in the past and liked them so I thought it would be similar but I was wrong. This sponge retails for $7 on Colourpop’s website. It is a reusable microfiber sponge with a flocked velvet texture designed to create an airbrush finish. I was very disappointed about how small this sponge stayed when wet. I think my main gripe with the product is it didn’t get softer and was hard to grip onto because it stayed so small (in the above clips the first one is it dry and the second is it wet). It was really uncomfortable to try and maneuver it across my face without a good grip. That being said it didn’t a good job blending out my foundation. It seemed like the product didn’t soak into the sponge like it normally does with my other sponges. My finish was pretty flawless which I was happy about. Now I usually use a mini sponge for my concealer but I will say if you use your foundation sponge for your concealer as well you won’t like this. The flat edge is nice for baking (which I don’t do) but it won’t allow you to get into the little crevices of your face or under your eyes. Sadly, you’ll need another sponge with a point for this. Overall I just wasn’t impressed and would not purchase this in the future.
COLOURPOP-The Full Beat Makeup Blending Sponge Kit
I am loving Peach and Lily!
I recently bought these items from ulta and I am loving the way they are making my skin feels! I have combination oily skin and these work wonders! PEACH & LILY - Power Calm Hydrating Gel Cleanser this cleanser is so gentle but effective! It leaves my skin feeling so soft, not tight, hydrated but not greasy! PEACH & LILY - The Good Acids Pore Toner I was always skeptical of toners because I didn’t want to dry my skin out! This toner however is great! My skin doesn’t feel tight or sticky like other toners I’ve used! PEACH & LILY - Glass Skin Refining Serum so far this serum has been amazing! It’s made my skin feel amazing and doesn’t feel sticky like other serums from the ordinary or the inkey list have made my skin feel! The packaging is beautiful! PEACH & LILY - Glass Skin Water Gel Moisturizer I wasn’t sure about this moisturizer because of my oily skin but it actually works for me! I bought one where the pump wasn’t working properly but I exchanged it at ulta! Very light weight but moisturizing! All these products are simply amazing! The packaging on all the products are beautiful and very impressive! I’m so impressed with Peach and Lily and I look forward to trying more products of theirs in the future!!💕💕
PEACH & LILY-Glass Skin Refining Serum
Help Me, Cherie-Wan Kenobi. You are my only hope
I have a problem. That problem is sunscreen. I have tried about 20-30 sunscreens in my life and they all broke me out until I found glossier. The problem is that, as a queer person, I can’t support a company that does hatm to my trans family nor my Black and Brown family in spirit. I need help. I need a new sunscreen The sunscreen can be up to 40 dollars. It can’t contain: dimethicone nor animal ingredients nor actives. Can anyone help me? Thank you 🙏🏻
My power lip colour! | 🌹💪🏻💋
I’ve seen a few of you beauties (shout out @madihomewoodand @Mallory♥️) posting about your power lip colours, and here I am to share mine! These are colours that make you feel powerful, beautiful, and like your best self, ready to take on the world. I’ve always been a fan of a red lip - I got super interested in pin-up and burlesque culture at a young age, so it was only natural that this classic colour became my favourite to wear. I’ve experimented with every formula under the sun and found what works best for which situation, as well as discovering just how many shades of red are out there. It’s crazy what a difference just a slight undertone can make! I don’t necessarily have one top favourite product when it comes to a red lip, but here are a few that I find myself reaching for most often: ✨ Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in “Cruella” - This is a neutral toned, medium-dark red. It has a matte finish and almost acts as a stain even when you’ve taken it off. $35CAD. ✨ MAC Matte Lipstick in “Russian Red” - A cult classic! With blue undertones and a matte finish, this red will flatter nearly everyone. $24CAD. ✨ KVD Vegan Beauty Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in “Outlaw,” “Nahz Fur Atoo,” and “Project Chimps (discontinued)” - All of these reds are slightly different, ranging from almost brick/deep terracotta, to a warm medium-dark, to a bright, blue-red. They have a matte finish and will stay. all. day. without a doubt! $28CAD. I love all of these products so much, but am always searching for another to add to my (probably too big…lol) collection of reds. 💸 I’d love to see you guys share what lip colour makes you feel good! Despite wearing masks and not focussing on them as much anymore, I think the power of a good lip colour is unmatched in the makeup world. 💄
Tis The Season for Healthy Hair 💇🏽♀️
I love this time of the year because this is when brands start to release their holiday sets, so you can imagine my excitement when Amika gifted me their Brooklyn Hustle bestsellers starter kit! I am no stranger to Amika hair products - they are one of my top favorite hair care brands. The name of this set, Brooklyn Hustle, is so fitting because all three products are perfect for sprucing up your hair in a pinch! 🧡 Included in this set: 🌟 𝒫𝑒𝓇𝓀 𝒰𝓅 𝒟𝓇𝓎 𝒮𝒽𝒶𝓂𝓅𝑜𝑜 - This is one of, if not Amika’s number one bestselling product! Believe it or not, I never even tried dry shampoo before until about a year ago (shocking, I know) - and I have relatively dark hair, so I am generally weary about dry shampoos leaving a white cast, but not with Perk Up! Perk Up effectively refreshes my hair, leaving no white cast or residue behind, doesn’t gunk up on my scalp & smells amazing! 💜 𝒮𝑜𝓊𝓁𝒻𝑜𝑜𝒹 𝒩𝑜𝓊𝓇𝒾𝓈𝒽𝒾𝓃𝑔 𝑀𝒶𝓈𝓀 - This rich hair mask helps restore your hair to provide nourishment to keep it soft, hydrated & healthy looking! Leave in for just 5-7 minutes & rinse; great hair mask that could be used daily or weekly. I personally use it on a weekly basis & leave in while I shave. 🧡 𝒮𝓊𝓅𝑒𝓇𝓃𝑜𝓋𝒶 𝑀𝑜𝒾𝓈𝓉𝓊𝓇𝑒 + 𝒮𝒽𝒾𝓃𝑒 𝒞𝓇𝑒𝒶𝓂 - This is my personal favorite from the set, and one of my top favorite products from Amika in general. As someone with naturally curly & frizzy hair, and sometimes drying (especially this time of year), this is a GO TO for me! This not only calms down the frizziness of my hair, but also gives my hair a healthy, shinier appearance (never greasy looking). Best quality? This leave in cream doesn’t weigh down my hair or leave my hair feeling crunchy! 🧡 Available now at Sephora and loveamika.com for $28! 💜 amika: - Brooklyn Hustle Haircare Bestsellers Starter Set
amika:-Brooklyn Hustle Haircare Bestsellers Starter Set
@DERMDOCTOR X CHERIE GIVEAWAY
DermDoctor Hand-Selected Skincare Routine 🔲 5 winners will be selected to receive the entire skincare routine below 🔲 Here's how to enter: 1. Follow me here (dermdoctor) 2. Comment any skincare question for our Instagram Live on 9/28 @ 9AM PST (IG: @doctorly) 🔲 Giveaway Prize: CeraVe - Hydrating Cream-To-Foam Cleanser I absolutely love this product and use it every single day. As someone with combination skin, it's not overly drying but you still feel clean after using it. It also doubles as a make-up or sunscreen remover. You can use this as the first step in your morning and evening routine. VICHY - LiftActiv Specialist Peptide-C Anti-Aging Ampoules Vichy really did it with this one. This contains 10% L-ascorbic acid, the best-studied form of vitamin C. It also contains hyaluronic acid and peptides. It serves as an amazing anti-oxidant and will brighten the skin and build collagen over time. Use this in the AM after cleansing. elta md SKINCARE - UV Clear Broad Spectrum SPF 46 You all know this is one of my favorite products of all time. It goes on without a white cast and contains niacinamide, which is amazing for acne and rosacea-prone skin. CeraVe - Resurfacing Retinol Serum Retinoids are the cornerstone of my skincare routine. They have anti-aging and anti-acne benefits. They fade dark spots and improve skin texture. This product by ceraVe is a perfect starter retinoid because it contains an encapsulated form of retinoid and licorice, which helps to calm down inflammation and fade hyperpigmentation. Use this at night after cleansing. Avoid this if pregnant or breastfeeding! SUNDAY RILEY - Good Genes Glycolic Acid Treatment This is one of the best exfoliants on the market. It contains lactic acid, one of the most gentle and effective alpha-hydroxy acids you can use in your skincare routine. It also contains licorice, which helps to fade dark spots and calm redness. This is best used 1-2x a week at night. Avoid using it on the same nights as your retinol. This product does contain lemongrass oil, which can cause irritation or allergy in a very small group of people (<1%). Always make sure to patch test. LA ROCHE-POSAY - Toleriane Ultra Face Moisturizer for Sensitive Skin This is a gentle, non-greasy moisturizer that's great for all skin types. The bottle is hermetically sealed to prevent air from getting it, which allows the moisturize to be produced with no preservatives. It's also fragrance-free. One of the best moisturizers money can buy if you have sensitive skin. This can be used twice a day. Giveaway Rules: Ends 9/28/2020 at 11:59 PM PST. Shipping within the USA and Canada only. Giveaway winners will be picked by cherie. #CheriePartner
SUNDAY RILEY-Good Genes Glycolic Acid Treatment
Loving this chemical peel!
Am I the only one who went out and bought this because of Tik Tok? I sure hope not🤦🏼♀️ - The Ordinary’s AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution is a great chemical exfoliant if you’re looking for something deep exfoliating on a budget! The AHA’s work on that topmost layer of skin for a smoother & brighter look and the BHA’s help with pore congestion. So this mask pretty much does it all. You’re only supposed to use it at most twice a week and be sure to not leave it on for over ten minutes. Thats how much power this mask has! - At first I wasn’t too sure about it (and yes it does burn at first) but after I tried it for the second time I noticed how much smoother and brighter my complexion already was. For being such a good price I was shocked! It also has helped a lot with a few small scars I had on my face. Definitely wouldn’t use on sensitive skin.
The Ordinary-AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution