Glowing skin for the win✨
Trouble sleeping? Fall asleep fast & get pretty!
I have never been one to fall asleep fast. I’ve tried lots of tips and tricks to fall asleep and this one is worth sharing! Get your sleep on and wake up glowing 😴✨ OLLY - Bedtime Beauty Gummy Supplement 40ct I have used various OTC sleep aids in the past but this works consistently and effectively. If I feel restless, I pop two of these before bed and they begin to work within a half hour! Sometimes I’ll take an extra one to really knock out. I think its the winning combo of ingredients that make it more effective than other forms of plain melatonin I’ve tried. The best part is that I don’t wake up groggy! That’s a first for me with sleep aids. What I also love about it, is that it regenerates your skin while you sleep. So you don’t have to do anything and you wake up pretty! Contains: ✨Melatonin - promotes sleep ✨L-Theanine - promotes relaxation ✨Ceramindes - supports skin hydration and texture ✨Botanicals - nourishes cells Good Night 🌙💤
OLLY-Bedtime Beauty Gummy Supplement 40ct
Grow your hair with a ✨Long Hair Care Routine✨
Long hair, especially curly hair like mine, can be very difficult to maintain. I’ve had long hair for about 5 years now and I have found that it’s better to use less products overall and more importantly the right ones. After years of testing products, I found what works! 💊Taking vitamins can help to strengthen hair and promote growth as well (previous post.) 💪 To keep my hair strong, I avoid blow drying and straightening. I probably do it once or twice a year. 🔑 Key - hair can’t maintain length if it’s prone to breakage and split ends. It’s important to strengthen it, if you want long, healthy hair. 💁🏻♀️My Daily Long Hair Care Routine Step 1 Shampoo 2-3 times per week MARC ANTHONY TRUE PROFESSIONAL - Grow Long Caffeine Ginseng Shampoo I shampoo 2-3x per week, but less is also ok if your hair requires a little more or less depending on the levels of dryness or oiliness. Focus on the roots and work downward. It’s important not to dry out long hair as it can become prone to breaking. I’ve used this brand for a while and my hair became healthier and less prone to breakage, split ends and more voluminous overall. Sulfate and paraben free! Step 2 Condition MARC ANTHONY TRUE PROFESSIONAL - Grow Long Caffeine Ginseng Conditioner I condition my hair almost every time I a shower. For long hair, especially wavy and curly hair, hydration is key for maintenance. This conditioner is perfect because it leaves my hair feeling nourished, shiny and soft. Sulfate and paraben free! Step 3 Leave In Treatment MARC ANTHONY TRUE PROFESSIONAL - Grow Long Caffeine Ginseng Rapid Grow Leave In I use this right after a shower. I towel dry my hair and liberally apply as needed. It’s an excellent detangler and I have overall less breakage and loss when brushing my hair. Sulfate and paraben free! MOROCCANOIL - Moroccanoil Treatment After my hair is mostly brushed through, I use 1.5-2 pumps of Moroccan oil on my whole head. It tames my frizz while conditioning and smoothing. Sometimes I’ll apply it dry to style as well. I’ve been a fan of this for years and it never fails. Sulfate and paraben free! Step 4 Style ogx - Moroccan Curling Perfection Defining Cream Once my hair is ready for styling, I’ll add a small amount of this, especially to stop flyaways. It’s lightweight and absorbs well. Definitely a better alternative than gems or mousse.
MARC ANTHONY TRUE PROFESSIONAL-Grow Long Caffeine Ginseng Conditioner
Beauty Vitamins, Worth the Hype? 💊
We’ve all seen the hype and IG adds! Are these vitamins and beauty supplements worth it? After using them a few months I can tell you YES! Here’s what I use to get my glow on ✨ Multivitamin Ritual - Essential for Women Works in 1 month. These are the holy grail of multivitamins! They smell like mint, are easy to digest, and can be taken anytime of the day. Super clean, contains only 9 ingredients and no synthetic fillers. After just one month I feel more energized. My favorite part is that I don’t have to take a separate omega-3 capsule and no stomach discomfort! Contains: 💊Boron, Folate, Iron, Magnesium, Omega-3 💊Vitamins B12, D3, E and K Beauty Supplements SEPHORA COLLECTION - Sephora Collection x OLLY: Lustrous Hair aka OLLY Undeniable Beauty Works in 1 month. Noticeable hair and nail growth! Contains: ✨Biotin - promotes hair and nail growth ✨Keratin - nourishes hair ✨Antioxidant vitamin C - protects skin OLLY - Glowing Skin Vitamin Gummies Berry 50ct Work works in 2 months. Skin looks healthier and more hydrated overall. Contains: ✨Hyaluronic Acid - plumps and hydrates skin ✨Collagen - strengthens skin ✨Sea Buckhorn - nourishes skin SEPHORA COLLECTION - Sephora Collection x OLLY: Flawless Complexion Works in 3 months. Lessened breakouts and increased healing time. Contains: ✨Minerals Zinc and Selenium - regenerates skin ✨Antioxidant Vitamins A and E - clears complexion ✨Botanicals - phytonutrients to nourish cells OLLY - Skin Bright Supports Even Tone & Bright Pigment Works in 1 month. Noticeable brighter skin and anti-aging effects. Very important for me, because I live in an area of high sun exposure. Contains: ✨Lutein and Zeaxanthin - brightens and protects skin ✨Antioxidant pomegranate - protects from pollutants Prescription Med - My GLOW Formula #Apostrophe - Spironolactone[products]#[FiveStars] Works in 6 months. For me it worked in 2 weeks. After I was able to clear up my skin by the trial and error of following a twice daily skincare regimen. The only thing I couldn’t get rid of was my painful, cystic acne around my jawline. This type of acne hormonal. Spirinolactone in low doses works by blocking androgens to clear up hormonal acne on women. After a consult with an MD at Apostrophe, it was determined this was right for me. I couldn’t be happier! I haven’t had a single cystic pimple since I started.
Ritual-Essential for Women
Night Routine for GLOWING Skin
After 3 months, I perfected my routine for: ✨GLOWING SKIN✨ My concerns: mild acne, moderate cystic acne, large pores, redness, uneven skin tone, prevent aging proactiv - MD Essentials System Value Set Step 1 Cleanse and Rinse proactiv - Deep Cleansing Face Wash This wash is gentile and leaves my face feeling smooth and soft. It has micro exfoliating beads that remove impurities and help keep skin clear. Step 2 Toner proactiv - Balancing Toner I love this toner because I don’t feel dry at all like I usually do with toners. Leaves skin feeling clean and refreshed. Step 3 Daily Sheet Mask and Eye Mask #Well Skincare - Radiance Daily Sheet Mask[products]#[FiveStars] This is a great sheet mask that I use to every other night. It really helps boost my skin's hydration levels and counteract the mild drying effects from the retinoid I use. JAYJUN - Lavender Tea Eye Gel Patch Jar JAYJUN - Green Tea Eye Gel Patch Jar Perfect eye masks! I alternate between both depending on the day. The green tea helps my under eye puffiness and the lavender for anti-aging. Step 4 Serum (formerly my spot treatment step) #Apostrophe - Azelaic Acid Formula (Azelaic Acid 15% + Niacinamide 4%)[products]#[FiveStars] Although Proactiv MD cleared up most of my breakouts and reduced pore size, I still struggled with dark spots and jawline cystic acne. I knew I needed something a little stronger that was also compatible when using retinoids. Apostrophe’s formula reduced my dark post-acne marks and evened my skin tone and texture. It also has anti-aging properties. Pea-size amount recommended all over face. Step 5 Retinoid proactiv - Adapalene Gel 0.1% Acne Treatment This is an Rx-strength retinoid available OTC! Perfect for people who want to treat acne and prevent aging. It takes 8-12 weeks to see acne clearing results. However I noticed my skin clearing up in about 4 weeks and my only breakouts became hormonal, cystic jawline acne. I didn’t want to use a stronger retinoid due to drying side effects, which did take some time for my skin the get use to. I LOVE this formula specifically; the texture is lightweight and dries quickly. Step 6 Eye Cream and Spot Treatment proactiv - Eye Brightening Serum This eye cream is packed with peptides, vitamins C and E. ORIGINS - Super Spot Remover Acne Treatment Gel It has it name for a reason. Noticeable improvement in pimple size within 24 hours! Better than drugstore spot treatment. Step 7 Moisturizer proactiv - Green Tea Moisturizer Soothing and non greasy! My skin feels hydrated and soft after use. Won’t clog pores and packed with botanicals! Step 8 Face oil eve hansen - Blue Tansy Skin Repair Face Oil A great face oil for acne prone skin! Leaves my skin feeling soothed and moisturized. Especially good for complexion repair.
proactiv-Adapalene Gel 0.1% Acne Treatment
Morning Routine for GLOWING Skin
After 3 months, I perfected my routine for: ✨GLOWING SKIN✨ My concerns: mild acne, moderate cystic acne, large pores, redness, uneven skin tone, prevent aging proactiv - MD Essentials System Value Set I’m allergic to benzoyl peroxide, so I had to find alternatives for my acne prone skin. When Proactiv came out with a formula that was benzoyl peroxide free, I jumped on it! On this routine, I have seen huge improvements in my breakouts, pore size, skin tone and texture. Each step in the kit and other: Step 1 Cleanse and Rinse proactiv - Deep Cleansing Face Wash This wash is gentile and leaves my face feeling smooth and soft. It has micro exfoliating beads that remove impurities and help keep skin clear. Step 2 Toner proactiv - Balancing Toner After breaking up with witch hazel, there’s no going back! I love this toner because I don’t feel dry at all like I usually do with toners. Leaves skin feeling clean and refreshed. Step 3 Serum (formerly my spot treatment step) #Apostrophe - Azelaic Acid Formula (Azelaic Acid 15% + Niacinamide 4%)[products]#[FiveStars] Although Proactiv MD cleared up most of my breakouts and reduced pore size, I still struggled with dark spots and jawline cystic acne. I knew I needed something a little stronger that was also compatible when using retinoids (night routine.) Apostrophe’s formula reduced my dark post-acne marks and evened my skin tone and texture. It also has anti-aging properties. No need for spot treatment, it’s designed to be used all over face. Pea size amount recommended. Step 4 Serum timeless SKIN CARE - 20% Vitamin C + E Ferulic Acid Serum 1 oz BEST dupe for SkinCeuticals CE Ferulic Serum. Brightens skin after just a few weeks and helps with my uneven skin tone. Protects against environmental pollutants. 1-1.5 pumps for entire face. Step 5 Eye Cream proactiv - Eye Brightening Serum Eye creams can be scary, as the skin around the eyes is so sensitive! This eye cream is packed with peptides, vitamins C and E. While I noticed reduced puffiness, I hadn’t noticed an anti-aging difference until my boyfriend pointed out how “smooth it looks” under my eyes 😂 Step 6 Moisturizer/Step 7 SPF proactiv - Daily Oil Control Moisturizer SPF 30 🔑 Hydration is key when treating acne prone skin! I love that this moisturizer is lightweight, non-greasy and soft. Since it already has SPF 30, no need to use a separate sunscreen unless you will have prolonged direct sun exposure. Any skin type can use this gentle product. 1-1.5 pumps is all you need. Dries quickly. Step 8 Face Oil eve hansen - Golden Rosehip Face Oil I don’t use face oil everyday, more like 3-4x per week, when I feel like I need extra hydration. Helps reduce redness and locks in moisture! Has skin regenerative properties. Only 3-5 drops needed.
timeless SKIN CARE-20% Vitamin C + E Ferulic Acid Serum 1 oz
Neom- luxury body products that smell divine!
Neom Perfect Night Sleep - Magnesium Body Butter 🌾Help me sleep! 😴 This cream is amazing! I love it soooo much and it really works! This cream is what dreams are made of literally! If like me you’re having trouble sleeping, look no further! The cream smells like you’re laying in a sun-drenched field of lavender in the south of France. The consistency is THICK and so SILKY, it melts straight into the skin. I bought this on Amazon, the price reflects the fact you get what you pay for! Full of magic magnesium and pure organic ingredients - a perfect night’s sleep guaranteed every night. Out for the count in no time! Neom Real Luxury Body Scrub 💜 Luxury in a jar! Smells heavenly and feels divine. The body scrub of dreams! Spring is coming and body prep needs to happen, this product is perfect to wake up your skin. Amazing de-stressing ingredients, made with Lavender, Jasmine and Brazillian Rosewood the scrub is sugar-based and whipped up with Jojoba and sunflower oil. My seriously dry skin didn’t know what had hit it! I usually save for this one but at $20 reduced from $40 it’s a steal! Neom Real Luxury Intensive Skin Treatment Candle 💝 This treatment candle is so sexy! Luxury with a capital L, love your skin. What’s different about this product is that it lights like a candle and acts as a body oil. Light it, drizzle it then massage it on your skin and watch the temperature in the room rise! Made with all-natural ingredients, you can feel the love and goodness in this product. As an added bonus the gorgeous china pot with a pouring spout trimmed in gold is super stylish and refillable. The best product for every woman who wants to feel good and look amazing! I always ask for this as a gift, if I feel I need a glamor boost💋
NEOM-Great Day Body Scrub
Eye Serum for Fine Lines - Hyaluronic Acid to the Rescue!
My grandma instilled in me as a little girl – “Take care of your skin early-on!” When I was 13, I began taking care of my skin against acne and concurrently anti-aging. Now, over 12 years later, I think my skin has significantly benefited from the early attention to fine lines and all-around health. Eyes tell the story of your soul, and we want them to shine bright! We all battle with fine lines appearing and fighting the tests of time, but you do not want the skin around your eyes to pay the cost. I have always experienced difficulty with eye creams because: · If I apply the eye cream too low, it will cause acne on my sensitive-skin and cheeks. · If I apply the eye cream too high, it creeps into my eye in the middle of the night and I’m temporarily blinded and in searing pain! This sounds ridiculous, but I have come to the conclusion that it is my long eyelashes pulling the product into my eyes to the point of stinging and burning. Therefore, I have to be very careful about the products I use as well as their placement. Favorite Product to Date Since many eye products have not worked for me, I have opted for an anti-aging moisturizer that incorporates Hyaluronic Acid into a serum. It is delicate, very gentle, and effective (without blinding me!) My favorite recent discovery is the Hyaluronic Acid Serum by Grace & Stella. I found this product through my Fab Fit Fun box subscription, a cosmetology and lifestyle service that sends trendy beauty products to your door once per season. Why I Love It The reasons that I love this specific serum by Grace and Stella includes: · Paraben & fragrance-free · A non-toxic beauty brand that I trust · I can use on my entire face, all wrinkles, and fine lines (not just around eyes) · The formula is incredibly soft, lightweight, and feels ultra-hydrating · Removes blemishes, acne scarring, and fine lines simultaneously – As a 25-year-old battling multiple skin concerns, this is what I need out of a product! You can easily spend hundreds on numerous products, but this is a great all-in-one option. Why Hyaluronic Acid? Some of the benefits of hyaluronic acid include: · Adds a moisturizing effect to the skin that ‘plumps’ out fine lines and sunken wrinkles · Adds suppleness as a humectant (humectant is a natural moisturizer that draws water from deeper layers of skin cells, essentially acting as a sponge on your skin for hydration) · Generates cell renewal so that your brightest and freshest skin layers are resurfaced daily · Related to cell turnover, pigmentation issues decrease (such as age spots) · Protects your lipid barrier, leaving the skin resilient against free radicals and external toxins, such as pollution. These are just some basic facts that drew me to hyaluronic acid, but always do your own research to know if a product or chemical is a good match for your skin type. Nearly half of my life has been dedicated to proper skin-care. Due to this, I recommend you start hunting for those best-fitting products sooner rather than later. Science, dermatologists, and countless studies have proven that it is nearly impossible to remove a wrinkle once it has solidified. Therefore - prevention is the best treatment!
grace & stella-Hyaluronic Acid Serum
The best tinted moisturizer I’ve ever used!
The Beauty Counter Dew Skin tinted moisturizer is the perfect product if you want a nice dewy finish and not a heavy makeup look. It’s so easy to apply, I just use my fingers! And a 1.35 fl oz. size runs about $45. It’s currently on sale on their website by the way! It’s very light coverage but I find it to do a good job of concealing light pigmentation and just make your face look more awake. I apply it right after I cleanse and apply my eye cream and serum. You can just use it as a replacement for your moisturizer during the day. I’ve been using it for about 3 months now and would definitely purchase it again! I’m almost out of my container anyways since I use it daily. It doesn’t have a harsh smell and is very blendable. I use about 2 pumps for the whole face. I find makeup to stay on over it pretty well and it does last almost all day, even in humid conditions. Hope this reviews helps if you’ve been on the market for a good tinted moisturizer! xx #Beauty Counter - Dew Skin[products]#[FiveStars]
🍫Tasty!🍫You couldn't pay me to switch this!!!
I have very dry skin which becomes so dry in fall and winter that it peels, but I don't like my skin feeling greasy either. So I am always looking for products that keep my skin hydrated but not too oily on my skin. So... Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Soothing Oil became the staple in my skincare regimen. You can hear from the name, cocoa butter is the main ingredient , which might bring to mind decadent desserts. Coming from cocoa beans, this tasty ingredient is also a staple in skin creams and other health and beauty products. I really love the sweet cocoa scent of the soothing oil. Cocoa butter is high in fatty acids, which is why it’s often touted for its ability to hydrate and nourish the skin and improve elasticity. The fat in cocoa butter forms a protective barrier over skin to hold in moisture. Cocoa butter is also rich in natural plant compounds called phytochemicals. These substances may improve blood flow to the skin and slow skin aging by protecting against damage from the sun’s harmful UV rays. One common use of cocoa butter is to smooth scars, wrinkles, and other marks on the skin. Cocoa butter has also been promoted to heal rashes from conditions like eczema and dermatitis. Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Soothing Oi is actually absorbed very easily, so I always keep a few bottles at hand in winter. If I have terribly dry, itchy, and flaky skin on my body, once I put this oil on the itching stops, and it covers up the flaky skin. So I really love it and its a must have for dry skin! This soothing oil can be used for many purposes: As a hand mask or toning lotion Adding moisture to dry winter hair As a vitamin E supplement for our skin As a BB cream ... CLARINS - Tonic Body Treatment Oil offers great results too, but it's a little troublesome to use, so I rarely use it. You need to apply this body treatment oil to wet skin, then wash it off with cold water. How do you think about the product!
CLARINS-Tonic Body Treatment Oil
Beauty hacks for night owls 🦉
The skin is the largest organ in the body and when you don't sleep it can affect the quality of your skin, the guilty? the stress hormone called cortisol. Sleep deprivation can lead to dehydration, redness and breakouts. If you are a student, or your work doesn’t allow you to sleep early or you just go out partying, these are some products that have worked for me to hide my lack of sleep. M A S K A moisturizing mask can be a quick solution to improve dull skin. SUMMER FRIDAYS - Jet Lag Mask his mask is a wonder, it revives dull and dry skin, leaving the skin hydrated and soft. It has a creamy texture and its main ingredients are chestnut extract, vitamin C and niacinamide. I use it as a quick mask leaving it for 10 minutes and removing the excess with a warm cloth. I use it as a rescue when my skin is dehydrated and dull. S E R U M Something that has ALWAYS worked for me is to use a serum. It makes my skin look glowing and fresh. With 2-3 drops you can make your skin look radiant. HERBIVORE - Emerald Hemp Seed Deep Moisture Glow Oil a serum that causes a lot of controversy, since many people don’t like it. For me it is magnificent, intensely hydrates the skin, smells very pleasant and awakens the senses. Leaves skin glowy and smooth. I use it when I need an immediate hydration boost. It is a light oil and its main ingredients are Cannabidiol, Cannavis sativa (Hemp) seed oil and ashwagandha. Glossier. - Futuredew its main ingredients a mixture of 4 nourishing oils, evodia rutaecarpa extract, sugarcane squalane and light reflecting minerals. Its texture is serum oil. Leaves a subtle, natural glow in addition to hydrating and leaving skin soft. T I P When I don't get enough sleep I always use a primer or SPF with some color. dr. brandt - Pores No More Luminizer Primer primer illuminator that delivers a natural looking glow, blurring pores and blemishes. It has a cream texture and contains optical diffusers, illuminating powders and lentil seed extract. I love the natural glow it leaves, it makes you look fresh and like you've slept all night. Supergoop! - Glowscreen Sunscreen SPF 40 this sunscreen works miracles! It has a pearlescent finish and makes your skin look relaxed, fresh and full of shine. Its texture is liquid, its main ingredients are hyaluronic acid and vitamin B5, sea lavander and cocoa peptides. Leaves the skin hydrated and soft.
HERBIVORE-Emerald Hemp Seed Deep Moisture Glow Oil