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January Finch Berry • FRESH & CLEAN (V)
As January comes to an end, I have to say that the start of 2021 has been a nice new start. Especially after 2020, it is wonderful to have a new year to make up for the last one! In the spirit of a clean start I have been using Finch Berry’s soap: Fresh & Clean! FINCH BERRY - Fresh & Clean Handcrafted Vegan Soap 💙 What 🧼 “With a name like Fresh & Clean, a soap must deliver; we’re happy to say that this one is superb. Among more than a dozen dazzling natural aromas and ingredients, Fresh & Clean offers a light, fluffy lather scented with fresh cotton blossom, jasmine, and a spark of lemon. Here, over a cream-colored bar that’s simply striped in glittering blue, you’ll find an amazing scrub that leaves your skin feeling not just fresh and clean, but brisk and bustling.” Look 🧼 This soap has one of the prettiest blues I have ever seen! On the top it is mostly white save for some blue crossed lines. There is also a nice dusting of glitter that is small enough to where it does not fall off everywhere! The blue coloring does come off on the wash cloth, but does not seem to stain! Scent🧼 This is the least scented one of the bunch so far. It’s very light and airy compared to the other’s more strong scents. In fact it kind of reminds me of soap at a really nice mall! Every time I use it I have a scent memory of a mall my parents used to take me to which is fun! This would be perfect for people who are sensitive to strong scents! Feel🧼 Usually Finch Berry’s soaps that have white coloring are softer and tend to fall apart on me quicker, but this one has not had that issue! I perfect the harder soaps, so this is great! It also lathers well in a way some of the harder ones do not always. Update on TART ME UP🍋 This one is one of my favorites! I just loved how bright and strong the scent was. It is definitely in my top 3 right now, and I feel it would work best overall as a hand soap rather than a body soap! Check out my review from December on it!
FINCH BERRY-Fresh & Clean Handcrafted Vegan Soap
Merry Christmas 🎁
Merry Christmas everyone! I know the holidays look very strange this year, but I hope y’all are having a great day none the less! I want to thank you all for following and cheering for my posts! I truly hope that some of the things I post about can help you whether it be with makeup tips, skin issues, or purely as entertainment! 💚❤️ For Christmas my wonderful boyfriend got me the BEAUTY BAY - Nikkietutorials x Beauty Bay Pressed Pigment Paletteso ofc I had to try it out! Thank you @peter.23🥰 Today I used: BEAUTY BAY - Nikkietutorials x Beauty Bay Pressed Pigment Palette: Basic Trut • base shade all over lid and crease up to brow Mikai • lid to crease on left eye and under my right eye Ew • lid to crease on right eye and under left eye All-In • on lid Mr Tutorials • on lid LORAC - PRO Palette Soleil Quartz • on lid Notes ❤️💚 Put tape on the corner of your eyes before doing the shadows in order to create a sharp edge!
BEAUTY BAY-Nikkietutorials x Beauty Bay Pressed Pigment Palette
Touchland sanitizer • ALOE VERA
Today we have a Touchland hand sanitizer in the scent Aloe Vera! touchland - Power Mist Aloe Vera What💚 This hand sanitizer is a spray, which makes certain you don’t touch the bottle. This is something I have always struggled with when it came to normal sanitizers. I would always end up touching the dispenser is order to catch any remaining product, which cannot be sanitary. This however fully erases that problem! Scent💚 It does not smell like sanitizer AT ALL. Before this, I used Bath and Body Works. While those didn’t have the alcohol scent, they always smelt extremely strong in order to hide it. This product has a great scent while still being super light. It’s not going to make your eyes water like others, but rather have a slight perfume to it! Look💚 These are so pretty!! My only complaint in this department is that they are kind of large. Thankfully they are super flat, so I just place them at the bottom of my purse and it’s fine! Notes💚 Overall, I am sticking to Touchland from here on out! They have tons of scents to try that I can’t wait to use! Have you tried Touchland’s sanitizers?
touchland-Power Mist Aloe Vera
December • TART ME UP (V)
We have made it to December! I usually see this as my least favorite month as everything goes dormant, so we are livening things up with this month’s soap: Tart Me Up by Finch Berry! FINCH BERRY - Tart Me Up Handcrafted Vegan Soap 🙌 What 🍋 “If you need a little cheer in your life, consider the raspberry-lemon concoction that is Tart Me Up. Complete with poppy seeds, real Moroccan rose buds, and a bar splashed with geometric pinks, reds, and tangerines, Tart Me Up provides a surprising balance of calming floral and energizing fruit aromas. The result is a brightly scented, rich lather that leaves skin feeling silky-soft, sweet, and seductive.” Look🍋 • I think this one is my favorite look so far!! I love the bright colors especially with the black poppy seeds on top! It is such a pretty contrast. Scent🍋 • This immediately reminded me of the smell of a Lush store. It’s the scent you get right as you walk by one of their shops! • While the description says it is calming and floral, I mainly am smelling the bright scents of raspberry and lemon! I feel that these bright notes would make it ideal for morning showers. These scents wake you up and put you in a good mood! Feel🍋 • This is another hard soap which means less soapy residue to clean up! • It doesn’t lather quite as easily as the other ones, and would be ideal as a hand soap • any residue that has come off has been from the orange coloring and easily washes away • It feels great on the skin, especially during the drying winter season Update on RENEGADE HONEY 🍯 • This one has ended up being Peter’s favorite so far! He likes the calming scent and natural look. I have to agree that it has been the most calming soap so far (beating SWEET DREAMS from October), and most definitely is in my top three!
FINCH BERRY-Tart Me Up Handcrafted Vegan Soap
Maskne cure?! • THE AFTERMASK 😷
Today I bring you The Aftermask! While everyone is still wearing masks, this sheet is meant to help with breakouts caused by these masks! What🐛 “Our sheet masks are designed to cleanse the face, reduce breakouts “aka” mask-ne, soothe irritation, and fight dryness caused by daily face mask wear. Pretty cool right? We think so too!” Pice🐛 $34.99 for a pack of 5 How to use🐛 • After a day of wearing your mask, wash your face and trade it out for this sheet mask that covers the lower half of your face • For an extra relaxing time put this mask in a beauty cooler before using* • Once on, allow it to stay on for 20-30 mins! • During this time I took my jade roller out of my beauty fridge and rolled it over the mask* • Once time is up, take off the mask and enjoy your glowing skin! My thoughts🐛 I LOVED this mask! I could see it lessen my maskne, which a few days after was completely gone! It felt so good chilled, and the longer wait time on it caused me to sit back and relax. This is something I realized I hadn’t done in a long time during quarantine, and I’m glad this made me realize that! Notes🐛 Thank you Aftermask for sending me a sample!! I’m so impressed with it and can’t wait to buy more!🥰
Let’s get into this Fall/Thanksgiving look🍁 Palettes used: COLOURPOP - Sailor Moon x Pretty Guardian Eyeshadow Palette #Colourpop - At Forest Sight[products]#[FiveStars] What to do🍁 Inner corner: Take Chanterelle (or a darker yellow) and brush it all into the inner corner and towards the lid/crease. Build it up into a bright solid color. Then right at the corner of your eye put on Justice (a sparkly bright yellow). This will bring in some sparkle as well as just in general brighten up the corner. Lid/crease: Use Tuxedo Rose (a coral color) and blend it in with where the yellow stops. Then take love (a dusty rose color) and blend this in where you ended with the coral Outer edge: Go in with Amanita (a dark purple-maroon) and blend into the edge. You can take this color into the crease, but be seen to really blend it out! You want it to seamlessly blend with the dusty rose shade. To darken it more, use Let it Rain (a black color) at the very bottom and blend it with the purple-maroon shade. Notes🍁 Just keep blending until everything melts together really nicely! Last add your liner and lashes and you’re done!
COLOURPOP-Sailor Moon x Pretty Guardian Eyeshadow Palette
Alley Oop Multi Lip Trio in “Red and Done”
Guys!! I just discovered my new holy grail lip product - in the perfect red! This little guy comes with three different finishes - gloss, matte, and cream! What’s your favorite finish? #Alley oop - Multi-mood lip trio[products]#[FiveStars]
MY HALLOWEEN LOOK
MY HALLOWEEN LOOK inspired by SHEGO from Kim Possible! 💚 Not only was Kim Possible my favorite cartoon to watch as a kid, but Shego was definitely my favorite character! 😍 ALSO, huge thank you to SameerMahan for the special effects! 🔥 • Products Used👇 mesmer eyez contact lenses green contacts colourpop lime green eyeshadow sigma black liner (as lip liner) HUDA BEAUTY - Haze Obsessions Eyeshadow Palette Quick Beauty - Eyeliner Stamp Intense Black COLOURPOP - Colourpop Pressed Powder Blush ICONIC - Cream Highlighter HUDA BEAUTY - Power Bullet Metallic Lipstick in ‘Masquerade’ • Song: Kim Possible Theme Song Remix
COLOURPOP-Colourpop Pressed Powder Blush
My First Cherie Convo Post! 🏷 Skin Positivity
Let’s talk about perspective. I am not a psychologist, but I did have some training in nursing school, and there are two concepts that I want to talk about when it comes to skin. 1. Body Dysmorphia: Most people associate this diagnosis with eating disorders, the classic image of a thin girl seeing herself as fat in a mirror. This is a common form of body dysmorphia but not the only type, and I would like to bet the other types are actually more common! Body dysmorphia can be a fixation on real or perceived body flaws that your mind blows out of proportion. This could be for instance, thinking your nose is the size of a duck beak when in reality it is small for an Italian, OR thinking one tiny pimple is the size of your entire face! You see what I’m getting at here? We all fixate on weird little things that we think are huge but no one else notices. 2. Cognitive Distortions: Similarly, cognitive distortions are your brain blowing things out of proportion irrationally, often in a downward spiral. For example: OMG that pimple is huge -> why is it so big and noticeable -> its so ugly -> im so ugly -> everyone is gonna see it and think im gross -> no one will take me seriously because they think I dont take care of myself -> I should just stay inside instead. Again, skin and beauty fixations can DEFINITELY fall under cognitive distortions. If you notice things look worse the more you look at them, then it is probably your brain being mean to you and not your actual skin!! For instance, I used an exfoliating serum last night, and when I woke up i groggily felt my face and it felt SO SMOOTH. Then I looked in the mirror, and all I could see was the GIANT pimple on my neck, worse than yesterday and HIDEOUS. I feel like its a volcanic eruption popping out of my neck. Then I look at the rest of my face and suddenly it doesnt seem so smooth and glowy anymore. My eyes are bloodshot from lack of sleep, my dark circles are terrible, i have forehead creases and texture, my dark spots arent going away, and my lips are chapped. I look gross. First picture is my one pimple, next to what I think my pimple looks like (zoomed in). The second picture is my face in my poor bathroom lighting with the contrast increased a bit. Third picture is what the little pimple actually looks like in sunlight. Fourth and final picture is my skin in the sun, absolutely zero makeup or primer or anything with shimmer, just naturally glowing beautiful skin!! It is all about perspective. Skin positivity doesn’t necessarily have to be about loving your acne or imperfections, sometimes it is just knowing that they are NORMAL, and most importantly to STOP FOCUSING ON THE BLEMISHES! Take a selfie in bright sunlight and allow yourself to see all the beautiful things about your skin. Reframe the way you see your skin and STOP STARING IN THE MIRROR! Love you all in this community ❤️ Side note: someone please explain these neck zits? Im getting them a lot suddenly the past few months 😫
primera-Alpine Berry Water Cream
First, follow me for more content like this 😘💖 So I never had a hyaluronic acid serum and I really wanted to get one. Hyaluronic acid is very good for locking in hydration. It also occurs naturally in our body. It takes the moisture from the air and draws it into your skin making it hydrated and plump. I decided to pick up the Plum Plump Hyaluronic Serum from Glow Recipe. It is formulated with plum, hyaluronic acid (5 weights), vegan collagen, silk protein and vitamin B. It has a water gel texture. The packaging is super cute. It’s extremely lightweight but it gives you intense hydration. When I’m layering my serums, i put this one on last to make sure that I’m locking everything in. Overall, I think it does what a HA serum is supposed to do. I actually really like it and i feel hydrated and look plump and supple all day. However $42 is a bit step for me when i know good molecules has one for $6. Will i buy it again? No. But i do really like it and think you should pick it up if you want to splurge on yourself. I can’t wait to try other HA serums GLOW RECIPE - Plum Plump Hyaluronic Acid Serum
GLOW RECIPE-Plum Plump Hyaluronic Acid Serum
The most misunderstood product is actually a gem
I’ve been using this peeling solution for a year now and my skin has never looked better! My skin is extremely sensitive and dry except for my forehead. -most products break me out I use this peeling solution twice a week for 10 min. I cleanse my face thoroughly and tone it before applying this product. When I first started using this, I only left it on for 5 min at a time. This is a strong product and it does tingle upon application but that is normal. I’ve never been so happy with a products results! It has made my skin smoother, more even looking, and has completely taken control of my blemishes.
The Ordinary-AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution