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Valentine’s Day Favorites 🥰

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Mayita
Happy Valentine’s babyyy! Whether you’re single, in a relationship, or something in between, vday is the perfect day to pamper yourself 💐 Here are some of the beauty products I’ll be using to treat myself today: HERBIVORE - Coco Rose Exfoliating Body Scrub
philosophy - Fresh Cream Body Lotion
DOLCE&GABBANA - Pour Femme Intense
OPI nail polish in “I’m Not Really a Waitress” Colourpop QT Mark Heart Face Stamp Pat McGrath lipstick in “Blow Up”
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Body + Lip Products for the Winter
Since it’s been getting colder, my skin has been craving a lot more moisture. Here’s what I’ve been trying recently, with my honest reviews. I am unemployed because of COVID, so price is something I’m very conscious of. I’m only repeat-buying products that work and are worth the price! JOSIE MARAN - Whipped Argan Oil Body Butter Vanilla Apricot This is my must-have in the winter for dry skin. It’s extremely hydrating, a little goes a long way, the pot lasts forever, and it’s one of my all time favorite scents. I received this as a gift last year but liked it so much that I’ve continued to buy it ever since! Josie Maran is expensive, so I might recommend adding this product to a Christmas wish list for the first try if you’re curious and on a budget. philosophy - Fresh Cream Body Lotion I love this for every day use. The scent is very warm, which I love for winter, and lingers for most of the day but isn’t overpowering! Not cheap but affordable, and it hits all the marks for a great lotion. Nécessaire - The Body Lotion A new purchase which I bought because of the vitamins it contains, and, honestly, all the hype surrounding it. It’s unscented, the consistency is GREAT, and it absorbs well. But although it’s around the same price as philosophy lotions, the fact that it’s unscented makes me want to reach for tried-and-true, cheaper lotions from brands like CeraVe. The ingredients so far have not caused any noticeable changes in my skin so I probably won’t buy this for myself again even though I love how smoothly it goes on. BURT’S BEES - Almond & Milk Hand Cream A great drugstore buy that WORKS. It’s slightly more heavy duty than my other hand creams and melts into the skin well. Plus I love the scent, it reminds me of marzipan/almond paste. fresh - Sugar Advanced Therapy Lip Treatment First of all, this chapstick is super expensive. I’m so scared of losing it that it never leaves my house. But with that being said, it really is an amazing chapstick. If I use this once in the morning and once at night, I don’t really need to think about my lips for the rest of the day. Awake - Lip Therapy Lip Mask I received this as a sample and it’s....it’s really good, okay. This is the product that got me into lip masks. It works and it smells great. Even after trying other brands, this one’s still my favorite. And it’s a couple dollars cheaper than other lip masks on the market!
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Mayita
I slept on this brand and I’m not sure why ♥️👌
I wanted to love Philosophy products as much as the rest of you but every time I picked something up in Sephora or The Bay, the smell of it was completely overwhelming so it put me off purchasing. In a good way, but still - senses overload and not really what I look for in skincare. I finally bought the philosophy - Fresh Cream Body Lotion after complaining to a friend about my dry-ass winter skin and I am in LOOOOVVEEE ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️. Five hearts, not Five stars. So here’s the thing, it’s still very very VERY fragranced, but the performance of it is what is mind blowing! It absorbed in 1 minute flat and left my arms feeling like butter. I have dry, itchy skin and that’s kind of really hard for me to achieve. Also the fragrance is less intimidating once it’s actually on your skin. Still VERY gourmande and still VERY potent but less so than smelling it right out of the bottle. It smells exactly like a Ben & Jerry’s right after they’ve made a fresh batch of waffle cones. You can take it on good authority because I worked at Ben & Jerry’s for 2 years and this took me right back to when I was making waffle cones! They have somehow managed to bottle that scent. 🤤🤤
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Today’s morning routine and a hormonal acne update: I got a little overexcited thinking I was experiencing a spironolactone miracle - that lasted a few weeks but now I have plenty of acne all over again. My doctor prescribed some clindamycin/tretinoin recently so I’m trying that out. I’m thinking I’ll ask the doctor to bump up my dosage from 100 mg since it did work briefly and from what I understand 100mg is on the lower end of the recommended dose. As always, I’ll keep you guys updated as I go along! Would love to hear about what has worked for you if you deal with hormonal acne! ⁣ ⁣ As for this little morning routine - just keeping it basic with some trusty favourites. Super simple, but this is everything I need in a pinch! ⁣ - Cerave Hydrating Cleanser ⁣ - Mad Hippie Vitamin C Serum⁣ - Purito Green Level SPF 50 ⁣
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Ready to come out of quarantine glowing! Only had these products for about 5 days and I can already tell a difference in my skin. Applying these products is one of the best parts of my day: they smell fantastic. My skin is so incredibly soft and smooth after, I have to stop myself from constantly touching it. I was so impressed with these products that I immediately bought their new watermelon poreless toner, lip scrub, and a full size blueberry bounce cleanser! I’m in skincare heaven ☀️☁️🌈
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