Extreme Skincare lover 💖🧖🏾♀️. Soon to be dermatologist 👩🏾⚕️.
First, follow me for more content like this 😘💖. This product was gifted to me by my good sis @D.Bennett. The Paulas choice nightly reconditioning moisturizer is a lightweight lotion that is formulated with “flaxseed, wild cherry, arugula and other superfoods plus antioxidants that strengthen your skin’s environmental defenses while hydrating, softening and clarifying overnight”. It also helps neutralize the blue light from phones, and computers. I loveeeee this moisturizer okay. The only issue I have is that I feel like I have to use a lot because I’m my opinion o think it drys too quickly. When I wake up in the morning my skin is super smooth and I have a cute little glow, it definitely gives you a little blurring effect. This product definitely has a scent. I can’t pinpoint what it is exactly. Maybe it’s the flaxseed, but it definitely isn’t over bearing. It is also very sheer. This product is supposed to be the last step in your nighttime routine. If you do use it in the morning, use a sunscreen along with it. Formulated for all skin types. $29.00 for full size and $10 for travel size. I def see myself buying this again especially because I’m always starting at my phone and my computer and I know that blue light can be really bad for the skin. I hope this helps and I hope you choose to try this product too💖PAULA'S CHOICE - Defense Nightly Reconditioning Moisturizer
PAULA'S CHOICE-Defense Nightly Reconditioning Moisturizer
First, follow me for more content like this 😘💖 What is a liquid exfoliate? “liquid exfoliant uses chemicals like Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) and Beta Hydroxy Acids (BHAs) to sweep away dead skin cells, leaving skin smoother and more radiant.”. They are a little safer than physical exfoliates but can be harmful when used wrong. They are also more effective than physical exfoliates. Thanks to my good sis @D.Bennett I was able to try this cult favorite. The Paula’s Choice 2% BHA liquid exfoliate has salicylic acid in it so it helps with unclogging pores, smoothing out wrinkles and brightening your skin tone . It says you can use is daily because it’s gentle but I didn’t start off doing that. I started using it maybe twice a week at night and then working my way to every other day at night. In the beginning i noticed when I first applied it, my face was a little itchy. I don’t want to say it burned but there definitely as some type of sensation. I also noticed that my face got really dry so at the end of my routine I used raw Shea butter. My other issue with this product is the scent. It kinda smells like nail polish. Other than it I see why it’s a cult favorite. My skin is extremely smooth and my pores are finally being uncloged and almost non existent. This is the only product that claimed to do something for pores and did it (in my opinion). I literally love it. This is worth every penny. I can’t wait to buy the full size. Please use spf after using this product your skin will be very sensitive to the sun. Please pick up this product and try it if you haven’t already. Physical exfoliates are becoming a thing of the past. Formulated for all skin types. I hope this helps 😊PAULA'S CHOICE - Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliator
PAULA'S CHOICE-Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliator
Salon quality, low price 😉💅🏾
First, follow me for more content like this 😘💖. I’ll let you guys in on a little secret, I didn’t go to a salon to get my nails done 🤭🤭. I headed over to my local drug store (Walgreens, CVS, Riteaid etc) and picked up some press on nails. This isn’t my first time buying kiss nails. I just to do get them when I was 13 lol. But now they seem to be making a big come back with a variety of styles and shapes. I loved they way they turned out. In the box you get nails (different sizes), glue, nail file, stick on tabs and a cuticle stick. They are supposed to last 7 days but with the right prep they’ll last longer. To prep your nail all you need to do is wash your hands, clean the nail with acetone, buff the nail and push your cuticle back. These go for about $7.99. I got this style because I thought it looked more like a salon job. I think it’s super and I wore them for my birthday and I got so many compliments. I think kiss nails are a vibe and so much cheaper than wasting time and money at a salon. Get you a pair😘😘KISS - Jelly Fantasy Nails Coral Pink
KISS-Jelly Fantasy Nails Coral Pink
Chapped lips be gone
First, follow me for more content like this 😘💖 So I subscribed to IPSY (beauty product subscription) and all the items I received in the past weren’t to my liking at all. So I tried to cancel and they gave me October’s bag for free so I said why not. Again, I was disappointed. The only thing in the bag that I am totally in love with is this lip balm. This lip balm might be better than my Burts Bees (and i swear by them)🤭🤭🤭. It is the (Malin+Goetz) Mojito Lip Balm. This lip balm has a gel like texture and super rich formula. It is formulated with fatty acids to help combat dryness keeping your lips hydrated all day. My lips feel extremely hydrated and feel so soft. Like look at how nice my lips look🥰🥰. I put this on earlier in the day and my lips didn’t get chapped or dry at all by the time the day was over. I also feel like this could be used as an overnight lip mask. And I could also see myself using this as a lip gloss. It has all the glossiness without any of the stickiness. The only downside is that this is $14.00. Can I see myself paying that for a 0.3 fl oz chapstick? Maybe, I’ll see how long this one lasts me. I’m sad it doesn’t come in a bigger size. But I do recommend everyone to at least try this product. I hope you love it like I do💖. (MALIN+GOETZ) - Mojito Lip Balm
(MALIN+GOETZ)-Mojito Lip Balm
Korean Beauty 🥳
First, follow me for more content like this😘💖 Recently I’ve been wanting to try K-Beauty since it’s becoming extremely popular. I came across a Peach & Lily review by the lovely@D.Bennettand I was sold (definitely go check out her review too😊). I purchased this at Ulta for $39.00. It comes with minis which I was excited for because when buying new products that’s what I I usually go for just to see if I actually like it or not. The kit is called “The Glass Skin Discovery Kit”. Glass skin refers to “skin that resembles a pane of glass”. You are supposed to look “poreless, smooth, translucent and illuminated”. The products in the kit are a cleanser, essence, serum and a moisturizer. 🍑 Let’s start with the cleanser. The power calm hydrating cleanser is made with camellia extract, chamomile flower extract, and cucumber extract. It is a gel cleanser that turns into a nice foam. PEACH & LILY - Power Calm Hydrating Gel Cleanser 🌸 The wild dew treatment essence is supposed to “help fight breakouts, improve skin’s radiance and impart long lasting hydration...will restore your skin to dewy goodness”. It has a water like texture and you can use it with a cotton pad or pat it in with your hands. It is formulated with allantoin, niacinamide, and radish leaf extract.PEACH & LILY - Wild Dew Treatment Essence 🍑 Now this is the product I was most excited about, the Glass skin refining serum. This product is supposed to make your skin look “glassy, poreless, luminous, and translucent.” This product is made with all the good stuff like niacinamide, peach extract, East Asian mountain yam extract, and hyaluronic acid complex and peptides. PEACH & LILY - Glass Skin Refining Serum 🌸 Last but not least we have the Matcha Pudding Antioxidant Cream. I thought this product was fun because it has a green tint to it because of the matcha. This cream is full of antioxidants to help combat everyday stress like sun exposure, pollution, and even lack of sleep. This product is made with adenosine,matcha, niacinamide and panthenol. PEACH & LILY - Matcha Pudding Antioxidant Cream Overall I’m happy with these products. The products that I probably won’t repurchase is the essence and the cleanser. In my opinion I feel like the essence does the same thing as a toner as far as hydrating goes so I wasn’t too impressed by it. As far as the cleanser, i just feel myself using too much to get that sudsy clean feeling because it’s soooo lightweight. The Glass Skin Serum is top notch. I looked super dewy and glowing and I loved it. And the moisturizer is also up there, I felt super hydrated and not greasy at all. It feels like butter going on and i loved every minute of it. Last but not least every product is for all skin types and all skin concerns. I hope this helps😘.
PEACH & LILY-Glass Skin Refining Serum
Not as good as I hoped🥺
First things first, follow me for more content like this😘💖. SB- Not my picture I always wanted a lip scrub, especially one that was edible. Lip scrubs buff away dry flaky pieces of skin and leave behind soft, smooth, kissable hydrated lips. I’ve been using the Tree Hut Lip Scrub since the beginning of quarantine (end of March). I was so excited when I saw it because I thought “if it’s anything like the body scrub, holy 🤬 this is going to be great” and it was only $5.99 at Ulta. All I can say is that I was disappointed. The tree hut lip scrub has a 2 in 1 formula that is said to exfoliate and polish. It is made with organic Shea butter, jojoba seed oil and peppermint oil. The thing I was most excited about is that it’s edible. After your are done scrubbing, you can just lick it off. I’m giving this product 2 ⭐️‘s because it only left my lips hydrated. I don’t think it really worked as a lip scrub. If you really get down to it it’s like a chapstick with sugar in it lol. This product really didn’t work for me at all. I was super sad because I really had high hopes for it because of the tree hut body scrubs. This was definitely a flop👎🏾. I do not recommend this product at all. TREE HUT - Sugar Lips Lip Scrub
TREE HUT-Sugar Lips Lip Scrub
Your Mental Health & Skin 🚨
October is Depression awareness month. (Along with Breast cancer and Spanish Heritage🥰) This is not a normal post. Since the start of the pandemic and now dealing with a season change. Depression has been common and really shed some light on. I have been dealing with postpartum and letting my hormones get back to hormonal after having my son who will be 6 months soon (hopefully I’ll go back to normal soon). There are also 6 common types of depression: Major depressive episode Persistent depressive episode Bipolar disorder Seasonal Depression Postpartum Depression Psychotic Depression Symptoms of Depression: Extreme irritability over seemingly minor things Anxiety and restlessness Trouble with anger management Loss of interest in activities Fixation on the past or on things that have gone wrong Thoughts of death or suicide Did you know your mental health can effect your skin? Things such as stress and a disrupted gut can play major effects in your skin. I have found that stress and hormones have been a trigger for my acne which can now pop up anywhere. Tips to cope: Boost your skincare Talk to a Professional Busy work Journal Meditate Healthy Diet Exercise
FIXING MY BROKEN NAIL 😭
It happens to the best of us, especially with people who use their hands in a trying manner. We shouldn't have to choose! Breaking nails is normal & there are different strengthened and oils that help keep your nail beds healthy. Let me know if you'd like me to go over those! Here is my process to fixing a broken acrylic. Products Used: - Acetone - OPI - OPI Top Coat - KISS - Maximum Speed Nail Glue This can be tricky so be careful & be sure to keep cotton balls/q-tips handy just in case any excess glue is stuck in you. I was also like the KISS - Lightning Speed Brush-On Glue for more precise application! Please comment any questions. Hope this can help! P.S. Stay tuned for a dedicated acrylic nail 101, part one going up tomorrow! I'll be covering choosing nail shapes, types of nail finishes (traditional, gel, & dip), & nail ideas for fall/Halloween season. Hope to see you there ❤️
KISS-Lightning Speed Brush-On Glue
Mini guide to Vitamin C 🍋🍊
Vitamin C is one of the very best ingredients you can add to your skincare routine! 🍋Vitamin C in a skin care regimen plays an important role in preventing photoaging and there is decades of research on this beneficial ingredient. As a potent antioxidant, it helps quench free radicals formed by UV radiation. UVA rays are the leading source of damage to collagen, elastin, and other dermal structures, whereas UVB rays (also called the burning ray) contribute to skin burning and skin cancer. 🍋Vitamin C not only helps repair free radical damage, but it brightens the skin and helps fade dark spots, it also stimulates collagen production, improving the skin’s texture and quality. It’s generally safe and gentle, even for sensitive skin without the skin irritating side effects of other actives like Retinol. 🍋Vitamin C products are not all made equal. If not correctly stored, even if they are, it can become unstable rendering it ineffective. Look for stable 10% to 20% L-ascorbic acid. 🍋First-timers, look for products formulated with tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate, which is a stable form of Vitamin C—this form is less irritating to the skin and is generally tolerated by all skin types. Make sure you store any products with vitamin C in a cool and dry place away from any sunlight. Serums keep vitamin C the most stable and have the best delivery system. Creams are good for more sensitive skin because they tend to have more ingredients that decrease irritation.Gel-based formulas can be the most aggravating for a majority of people because of the more alcohol based content they have. 🍋You can use Vitamin C in the morning and in the evening unlike a lot of other skincare ingredients. Ingredients such as vitamin E and ferulic acid help boost a vitamin C serum’s potential, and if you are prone to skin sensitivity, ingredients like niacinamide can help to temper the potent antioxidant. Some great vitamin C products 🍋 SKINCEUTICALS - C E Ferulic With 15% L-Ascorbic Acid Vitamin C Serum OLE HENRIKSEN - Truth Serum CLINIQUE - Fresh Pressed Daily Booster with Pure Vitamin C 10% bliss - Bright Idea Serum Vitamin C + Tri-Peptide Collagen Protecting & Brightening Serum THE inkey LIST - Vitamin C Serum 30ml GOOD MOLECULES - Vitamin C Booster Powder What’s your favorite vitamin c product?
bliss-Bright Idea Serum Vitamin C + Tri-Peptide Collagen Protecting & Brightening Serum
Tips and tricks
I’ve struggled with serums pilling under my moisturizer and foundation and my face being so sticky even after hours! I learned it was definitely user error lol. Not to say some serums are t just sticky and don’t absorb well but that’s another topic 😂 Here’s what I learned! Feeling sticky after applying skincare— ❤️Apply a thinner layer of products. ❤️Use less moisturizer or a more lightweight moisturizer. ❤️Give it more time in between each product. If you have time allow 5, even 10 mins sometimes. Otherwise, give it at least 1-2 minutes and pay product into your skin well. ❤️Cut down on the number of products in your routine. Face pilling? Pilling is when you go to apply either moisturizer or foundation and your serums and other products roll up into little balls on your face. This can also cause a patchy look. ❤️ This can be a sign you need to exfoliate. Remember to always exfoliate a couple times a week if tolerated. ❤️ You could be putting on too thick of layers, try using less amounts and thinner layers. ❤️ Allow more time in between steps. ❤️ You might be using thicker products first. Try switching up the order of products and go from the thinnest to the thickest. Skincare is such trial and error and just know that you can always switch things up to get the results you want. We all go through this and sometimes skincare can be frustrating but hang in there! ❤️
My Go-To Inspirations✨
Being apart of the Cherie community is amazing. I love reading everyone’s post and seeing what other have discovered and revealed. This is my current list of inspiration and who I stalk .. A lot (hopefully I don’t sound like a creep) 😭 No particular standing order: @nay.nay @bealizbeauty @glowingniks @RedheadSkincare @LindseyRR @whoisnee @Beautycation_by_shruti @jassintadoe @CarolArmstrong @Jillianb1 I love all of these lovely dolls posts and everyone should check them out..
How long will it take to see results? 🤔
If you are anything like me then you are super impatient. I have a hard time waiting over a few days for something to get better but I am so beyond glad I stuck with my skincare routine! This chart is helpful to save and look back on when you become frustrated and you don’t know if it’s the product or if it just needs more time. Always remember patience is a virtue ❤️❤️