beauty favorites from my vanity @saraaferouz on IG
My current mask obsession
This is amazing!!!! I’ve been testing this Cica Sleeping Mask for a bit now and it’s is everything!!! laneigegiftedme. Cica is short for centella asiatica which is a plant known for its healing and regenerative properties. It contains beta carotene, vitamins A, B and C. I love how the mask feels it’s so creamy and rich. When I wake up I see immediately how plump my skin is and any redness and irritation is soothed. I’m so happy the #laneigegiftedme this to test! Have you guys tried this or any other Cica products I’m curious to try more now. The best part is its under $30 such a steal LANEIGE - Cica Sleeping Mask
LANEIGE-Cica Sleeping Mask
Dry Scalp Friends
I’ve been testing this duo from Amika for a minute now. As many of you dry skin babes know that many of us also suffer from dry scalp. I really like this duo! I felt like it really got in there and cleansed/treated my scalp in a gentle way. It also gives a nice cooling sensation. I found my hair was soft and shiny after and not dried out or brittle. It takes a second to get used to the mousse and gel formula but I was able to make it work. The other thing I liked was that it has a ton of product. I really love amika as a brand and they make amazing products, this set was gifted to me but my opinions are my own.amika: - Reset Cooling Gel Conditioner amika: - Reset Scalp Clarifying Gel Shampoo
amika:-Reset Cooling Gel Conditioner
Intense shine & moisture
Jayjun Gifted me their Intensive Shining Mask. I’ve been using it nonstop since I got it. When they say intense shine they are not kidding. Their website describes it as an intensive moisturizing and brightening mask and this is 100% true. I love this mask and it has an amazing ingredient list. I want to try everything from Jayjun now. I would say this is very intense fragrance free or minimal I can’t tell for sure alternative to the Watermelon mask. It comes in around $42 which I think it’s worth it! I can’t wait to see more of their products on the US market.
Need more time to test but first impressions
I’m so proud of this shot! Yslbeauty gifted me these beautiful serums! #yslbeautygiftedme. The packing looks so stunning but unfortunately considering the price tag, these haven’t really had any major effect on my skin so far. I think the one I like the most out of the 3 is the light up serum when used under makeup, because it’s does brighten up my complexion. I think I need to keep testing these for a while before I make a more solid opinion on them all. In the mean while please enjoy this beautiful shot
YVES SAINT LAURENT-Pure Shots Lines Away Anti-Aging Serum
K Beauty Fave
This is an amazing cleanser! So a major reason why I love Kbeauty is for its devotion to hydrating the skin. Amore Pacific is on of the luxury Korean brands I enjoy. I would recommend this product to anyone that has dry skin. It’s so creamy and gentle. I use it as a second cleanse going in after a oil balm cleanser. It just feels so comforting and luxurious. I definitely recommend this to anyone who’s in the market for a luxury cleanser! This brand is a little pricey but has great hidden gems. I received this in a set I bought from Sephora, it came with a mini enzyme peel powder and moisturizer. The sets are a fun way to try the brand esp in the smaller sixties they seem tiny but last forever. AMOREPACIFIC - Treatment Cleansing Foam
AMOREPACIFIC-Treatment Cleansing Foam
Favourite Perfume - Guerlain Mon Guerlain
I received this fragrance for Christmas last year and to say that I fell in love with it is an understatement. I’ve always loved sweet scents but there’s just something so special and unique about this one. It’s like the sweet scents I’ve always loved...but more grown up and sophisticated. I’ve added some info from the Sephora site below to help describe it a little better: Fragrance Family: Warm & Spicy Scent Type: Warm & Sweet Gourmands Key Notes: Jasmine, Lavender, Vanilla About the Fragrance: Mon Guerlain is a tribute to today’s femininity, a strong, free, and sensual femininity inspired by Angelina Jolie. About the Bottle: The Quadrilobe bottle is crafted with strong lines and curves, expressing contemporary femininity. The Mon Guerlain Eau de Parfum is attributed by its gold adorment.
The best deodorant ever - period.
After a long search for a natural deodorant that actually works, I am so happy to have finally found Hug Me. With just one application post-shower, Hug Me keeps me stink free for an entire day. I find it also helps with perspiration and not just odour, which is such a rarity for a natural deodorant due to the lack of pore-clogging aluminum to block sweat glands. One thing that really set this natural deo apart from the ones I’ve used in the past, is that I did not experience any sort of detox phase when switching to this from my regular deodorant. I do find that exfoliation of the underarms and charcoal washes help if you do experience any sort of detox, however! To top it all off, Blume just launched this deodorant in brand new packaging that is so adorable. That being said, the only con I have with this deodorant is that the lid can be a bit difficult if it is not lined up exactly right before twisting shut. I also personally wish it came in a scented version (although I know that it being unscented is mostly a pro for people who are sensitive to fragrance, so I respect that call). All in all I highly recommend Hug Me by Blume. At $16 CDN, it is quite pricey, but a little bit goes a long way, and you definitely get quality product for the price paid. If you haven’t found your OG natural deo yet, I highly recommend giving Hug Me a try before giving up!! 🤍 BLUME - Hug Me Deodorant #naturaldeodorant #cleanbeauty @blume
BLUME-Hug Me Deodorant
2019 Best Concealers
When it comes to concealers, Nars has my ❤️ The Nars Radiant Creamy has been a favorite for a few years now, I love that it’s full coverage but not as drying or cakey as Shape Tape. It’s just a super reliable concealer and I’ve been through numerous tubes of it. In 2019, I did discover the Soft Matte one, this one is great for no makeup makeup days! I usually just tap it under my eyes with my finger, set it and I’m good to go! This is also the one that I always use to spot conceal all over the face. The formula isn’t too emollient and blends beautifully.
NARS-Radiant Creamy Concealer
Protini Polypeptide Dupe Bc my wallet hurts
Not a drill, this is a dupe for the Drunk Elephant Protini Polypeptide Cream: This post has been a long time coming and a ton of time researching. I, like many of you, received the Drunk Elephant Protini Polypeptide Cream in the Sephora Birthday Gift last year. I fell in love. It was light but hydrating, it tightened, brightened, and plumped up my skin— the only downside was the price tag 🏷 $70 for a 1.69 oz. moisturizer, 🥵. No, thanks! . . . I immediately went on a hunt for a dupe that had similar ingredients, the same gel-cream texture, and of course peptides! There really aren’t many moisturizers that have this texture or a range of peptides, but that seemed to be the secret sauce that dramatically changed my skin texture for the better. After fruitless and fatiguing research (3 months worth of reading ingredients lists), I happened upon the Jordan Samuel Peformance Cream and behold— an arguably better alternative. It’s $38 for 2 oz. It has a shorter and less complex ingredients list and does not contain heavy fillers like coconut oil. Instead it uses jojoba esters, glycerin, and squalane to hydrate. I’ve included the ingredients lists of each (Performance cream with black background and Polypeptide with white background). I think you’ll find that the Jordan Samuel Cream is simpler and overall better. I also want to add that a little goes a long way with this one. I know I’ll be using it for years to come.
JORDAN SAMUEL skin-The Performance Cream
Moisturizing Primer for Dry Skin
I believe I got this Mac Prep + Prime Natural Radiance deluxe sample from a Sephora Order about a year ago. I'm not big on primers because I don't wear foundation much, but I am delightfully suprised by this one. It feels like a very nice, rich moisturizer that sinks into the skin nicely! There's little to no fragrance, nothing irritating, and no breakouts from using this. It's a nice primer but I find it's equal to using a good moisturizer before makeup! Not like holy grail. This is definitely dry, sensitive skin approved! Mac is not cruelty free, so I will not be purchasing a full size for that reason and because Mac is overpriced lol 🖤What's your favorite primer?🖤
MAC-Prep + Prime Natural Radiance Primer