...just a 30-something year old wife, mother and skincare enthusiast looking to preserve and find herself....
Ran out of Hyaluronic Acid. What’s next?
Ran out of CeraVe - Hydrating Hyaluronic Acid Face Serum and needed a new one! I love this serum but I wanted to repurchase The Ordinary - Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 @ Ulta but i was being super lazy and didn’t want to travel over 30 minutes away. Marshall’s is 10 minutes away from my house. It was an easy choice to make.I found this + an eye serum to replace The Ordinary - Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG . Everything cost $10! I’m hoping I end up loving these products. Products purchased today: -VALJEAN LABS - Eye Serum - Main St. Apothecary’s Ultra Plump Hyaluronic Acid (Marshall’s) Also, Marshall’s is by this place that sells Pocky’s so excuse the beginning of the video. I love me some Pocky’s!
The Ordinary-Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG
A Hard NO! GlamGlow Brightening Treatment
Don’t be scared. I promise you - it’s me under here lol. A while back I got the multimask box of GlamGlow (GLAMGLOW - Glow Essentials Mask + Moisture Set ). Inside, I see this treatment inside and I’ve never heard of it before. GLAMGLOW - FLASHMUD Brightening Treatment Mask seemed like something I would be interested in due to my fight with dull skin and hyperpigmentation. It has a light smellI and a nice thick consistency. What I wasn’t expecting was an actual physical exfoliant! I’m not into physical exfoliants due to possible damage to the skin, post inflammatory hyperpigmentation issues and to be honest I was quite annoyed getting those pieces washed off my face. It took too long! After waiting 20 minutes, I took it off and saw a slight difference in my skin. It was brighter and softer. I like it but I would love it if it didn’t have those tiny hard pieces! It says to use it for three days straight for best results. I guess I have 2 more days left......maybe not....I think after one treatment, I’m done! I tried to like it. Honestly, I did! I just can’t get over those tiny evil pieces of whatever was in that product. Update (24 hours later): This stuff burned my face.... I am so upset...
GLAMGLOW-FLASHMUD Brightening Treatment Mask
Relaxation on a Cold Winter’s Day ❄️❄️ #SCS
Best in Snow is a mixture of two very well received products from Patchology: (1) patchology - Perfect Ten Self-Warming Hand & Cuticle Mask (2) patchology - Warm Up Best Foot Forward Softening Foot & Heel Mask My first experience using them was a few days ago and I’m not too impressed with the hand mask but I did love the foot mask. My hands/feet felt so warm, soft and smooth. I love the shea butter like smell of both products. The hand mask didn’t necessarily do much for my nail bed + cuticle like it said it would do but I’m not going to judge it based off of one time so there will be an upcoming updated review. These are on clearance at Nordstrom Rack for $13.50 so I grabbed a bunch of them. Let’s see how I feel about them after a month of using them. Have you ever used these products before? If so, Did you like them and did they help soften the skin on your hands/feet?
patchology-Perfect Ten Self-Warming Hand & Cuticle Mask
Am I enough?
I doubt myself. I doubt my skills. I sometimes don’t think I’m beautiful. I find myself questioning if I’m feminine enough or intelligent enough. I break myself out of this by focusing who I am and who I am meant to be. I say my affirmations, pray to God for clarity and move on. I also do my makeup to cope with everything. It may not be as physical as yoga and not as thorough as therapy but it’s my own form of thereapy. With every stroke of the brush, I say to myself that I am beautiful. I am feminine. I am smart and no one can doubt my skills! I am enough. So are you! Makeup used: Milk MAKEUP - Hydro Grip Primer FENTY BEAUTY - Pro Filt'r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation L.A. Girl - HD Pro Concealer - both highlight and contour FENTY BEAUTY - Pro Filt'r Instant Retouch Setting Powder NARS - NARS Blush benefit - Magnificent Brow Show Full Size Eyebrow Value Set NYX - Eyebrow Cake Powder URBAN DECAY - Born to Run Eyeshadow Palette URBAN DECAY - Naked Illuminated Shimmering Powder for Face and Body ANASTASIA Beverly Hills - Ultimate Glow Kit URBAN DECAY - Chill Cooling and Hydrating Makeup Setting Spray MAC - Mini MAC Lipstick
URBAN DECAY-Born to Run Eyeshadow Palette
Finally finished my hair! Coils 🔥(Product List)
cantu - Shea Butter Leave in Conditioning Repair Cream Hot Six Oil ECOCO - Eco Styler Krystal Styling Gel Herbal Essences - Totally Twisted Curl-Boosting Mousse with Berry Essences 👩🏽🦱Products in order in which they were used 👩🏽🦱
ECOCO-Eco Styler Krystal Styling Gel
Unbox with me 🤩🤩
I’m so thankful to @Beautycation_by_shruti for this amazing gift 🤩🤩 So I tried the HERBIVORE - PINK CLOUD Rosewater Moisture Creme which I can’t seem to find anymore, but loved! So to get this set was soooo exciting! The box came with: HERBIVORE - Pink Cloud Rosewater + Tremella Creamy Jelly Cleanser HERBIVORE - Coco Rose Body Polish HERBIVORE - Lapis Blue Tansy Face Oil For Oily & Acne-Prone Skin HERBIVORE - Blue Tansy Resurfacing Clarity Mask HERBIVORE - Prism 12% AHA + 3% BHA Exfoliating Glow Serum I tried all the ones I rated and omg I’m in love! The cleanser and body scrub are so far my faves! The cleanser was very gentle yet cleansing. My dry spots didn’t feel dehydrated or tight. I used the same amount as I would any other cleanser, but I really felt like I could’ve used less. The scrub smells and feels sooo good! I love a good body scrub because it’s key to smooth skin. It wasn’t too rough or was it drying! Have you tried this brand ??
HERBIVORE-Blue Tansy Resurfacing Clarity Mask
My Biggest Skin Insecurity: Hyperpigmentation
Hey Babes, ***Vulnerable moment*** For years, I have struggled with having a dark ring around my mouth. As a young girl, I would lick around my lips a lot and I wore no type of sunscreen....nada😂. Naturally, I have always had dark lips so the hyperpigmentation around my mouth made it even worse. My skincare journey officially started in February of 2020. During this time, I educated myself on hyperpigmentation and the importance of sunscreen. I became consistent with sunscreen and used Neutrogena’s HydroBoost sunscreen, Paulas Choice and now I currently use Black Girl Sunscreen! (Sunscreen errday😂) Hyperpigmentation was a topic I was really interested in and was also one of the first topics I shared on my Instagram page. (The pictures from the photo grid were pictures taken in 2019 and the last picture was taken right before this post. ) After watching plenty of YouTube videos and articles, I was ready to get rid of my hyperpigmentation before the summer of 2020. It turns out this goal wasn’t realistic for me. Let me share with you why.... To treat my hyperpigmentation, I bought the Alpha Arbutin Serum from the Ordinary. I read and heard that this product was really good for treating hyperpigmentation so I said...why not? I was consistent with this for a month but my skin looked the same (I heard this serum really takes time to work) So I stopped using it and started using it again later the following month but I wasn’t consistent. During the summer (the time I was suppose to reach my goal of getting rid of hyperpigmentation) I purchased the Vitamin C Serum from Nolaskinsentials. I really liked this serum. Although it did not completely fade the dark area. It did reduce the color of the darkness. But still!! Due to my lack of patience, I stopped using it because it wasn’t going away fast enough....( I wanted results so badly lol) I lowkey gave up on it and just continued to treat my skin as a whole. As I developed my skin routines, my skin became more brighter and was glowing! I learned to accept and love the dark ring around my mouth. 2020 allowed me to be okay with having hyperpigmentation and truly accept it. It helped me to remind myself that I was still beautiful with hyperpigmentation. I learned that I have to be patient with my skin. Some people do not fully reach their “skin goals” in a short period. It can take them months to about a year. I needed patience!! Now that we are in a new year, we are gonna try this again but with patience! 🤍 I am currently using the Vitamin C Serum from Youth to the People. I received it as a pr package and the serum is overall decent for my skin. If you all have any further suggestions, let me know in the comments🥰
Hey everyone It’s been one month and some days since I took some of you guys advice for my acne so this is some of the stuff I have been using to control my acne oil free acne wash from neutrogena ,benzoyl peroxide(every other day that’s where the dark marks coming from it turns the bumps into blacks marks I like it) also I use a hydrating cleanser every morning and night it’s from equate beauty collection also I use Dickinson hydrating toner and to make the black marks fade a little I have been using palmers anti dark fade cream and the palmers complexion bar with vitamin c,soy and licorice so I would say my acne is gone what’s left is the wrinkles and the oily skin and the black marks what do some of you guys suggest the acne is gone what can I use now,also this picture is when my face is wash and its still oily also I don’t know why my eyes kept blinking like that LOL and ignore the noise in the background that’s my mother.😁 Also do y’all know any good cream or anything to minimize your pores
The Perfect Routine for the Curly Girl Who Has Tried Everything
If you’re a curly girl, then you understand the pain, frustration and copious amounts of time involved in finding the perfect styling routine. Often times, us curly girls are raised by mothers who don’t understand how to style our hair type, so they end up using the dreaded brush to try and tame our hair. Our entire childhood is spent not knowing what to do with our hair and relying on our mothers to provide some type of style that won’t leave our scalps on fire and our curls frizzy.
Euphoria/Y2K Inspired Lewk #CheriePartner
I was born in ‘97 but the ‘00s trend is really picking up these last couple of years. Euphoria came out last year & a minimal but unique makeup looks started trending. Pop of color liners & eye looks with light coverage face & some sort of rhinestone on their face! I always feel like my makeup style is full coverage but my eye looks are always pretty simple but unique. My cousin let me borrow her ANASTASIA Beverly Hills - Jackie Aina Eyeshadow Palette & that palette is BOMB, idk why I haven’t purchased it yet 🤔. This look is pretty simple but the three rhinestones just makes it a lil more Y2Kish & very on trend for the Euphoria girls out there. Eyes: ANASTASIA Beverly Hills - Jackie Aina Eyeshadow Palette Dollahs in the Crease, & Trust Issues on the lid Face: YVES SAINT LAURENT - Touche Eclat Blur Primer & MAYBELLINE - Super Stay Full Coverage Foundation , NARS - Soft Matte Complete Concealer In Amande & ANASTASIA Beverly Hills - ANASTASIA Beverly Hills Powder Bronzer Blush: BLACK RADIANCE - ARTISAN COLOR BAKED BLUSH in Toasted Almond & MAC - MAC Powder Blush in Beauty Mark Lips: NARS - Velvet Eyeliner & wet n wild - Bretman Rock Lip Gloss in Freaky
ANASTASIA Beverly Hills-ANASTASIA Beverly Hills Powder Bronzer
Ok so I am skeptical about a lot of retinol products. Most of the retinol I have used has been prescribed directly from my dermatologist. However my sister got me this mini avocado melt retinol sleeping mask from glow recipe and I wanted to try it out. My skin didn’t really love the watermelon sleeping mask so I was slightly worried about trying this. This is an overnight retinol mask that has encapsulated retinol but also avocado to nourish and hydrate your skin. The texture is very creamy but turns in to a balm like texture once applied. I have used this only twice but have been happy with my results. It leaves my skin glow and hydrated but also has helped my pore size and some acne scaring. I have not broken out from this which is nice since the watermelon products from this line have given me some problems. I would recommend this for anyone looking to work their way in to using retinol as it does not seem as harsh as some other retinol based products. GLOW RECIPE - Avocado Melt Retinol Sleeping Face Mask
GLOW RECIPE-Avocado Melt Retinol Sleeping Face Mask