Hi! I’m Sydney and I’m here to learn about products to help keep my skin glowing and hydrated and share my reviews!
Fake freckles and red lips!
Call me weird, but I always wanted freckles, especially when I was younger, and now my dreams can come true because Freck exists. I prefer the Noir tiny because it shows up better on my face and I’m still working on the best way to spread the freckles with my fingers, but so far, I like the product. It’s wild that the XL is the bigger version of the Freck OG because it’s not that big. I read a lot of reviews of people praising the product, but complaining about the small size of OG, so I’m glad I have the “XL.” I tried one of the Cheekslimes and I like it! It gives a bright pigment that’s more matte than Glossier’s Cloud Paint. The lipsticks pictured are all different shades of red! I’m out of my comfort zone for trying red, but I’m definitely a fan of Mac’s “D For Danger” and The Lip Bar’s “Bawse Lady” lip stain. Do you have any favorite red lipsticks?? Freck BEAUTY - Cheekslime Cheek & Lip Tint Freck BEAUTY - XL Faux Freckle Pen #Freck - Freck Noir[products]#[FourStars]
Freck BEAUTY-Cheekslime Cheek & Lip Tint
Thank you, cherie!
Cherie came through with these Black owned products! Thank you so much for these goodies. GOLDE - Original Turmeric Latte Blend for Skin Glow + Debloat If anyone has suggestions on how they like to prepare this turmeric powder, please let me know! Briogeo - Curl Charisma Rice Amino + Avocado Leave–In Defining Cream First impressions from squeezing a little on my fingers: it’s not sticky and the scent is so nice, not artificial and gross. FENTY BEAUTY - Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer We love a good gloss! FENTY SKIN - Total Cleans'r Remove-It-All Cleanser I used this last night for the first time and after figuring out how to open it (twist until you hear a click lol) I actually really enjoyed this cleanser. I like the light fragrance a lot more than I expected, especially after trying the spf (scroll through my posts for that review)
Briogeo-Curl Charisma Rice Amino + Avocado Leave–In Defining Cream
#1 Moisturizer In My Bathroom
First of all, #happyblackhistorymonth!! 🤎 BASE BUTTER - Radiate Face Jelly Aloe Vera Gel Face Moisturizer I was gifted this from cherie (thank you!! i love being a cherie creator on this app). This was such a great gift to receive in the mail recently and it’s easily taken the place of my favorite and most effective moisturizer. Pro’s (there aren’t any con’s rn, so take all these pro’s as reasons to try it for yourself) It has a light scent that doesn’t irritate my skin! My friend is usually very sensitive to a lot of ingredients loves it and hasn’t seen any irritation whatsoever. Usually shea butter and I don’t get along because it’s too thick. I’ve noticed in the past when I use it, it’s caused breakouts, but this blend of it with the aloe vera is BOMB. It moisturizes. This seems like a no brainer, but some moisturizers don’t do the job for me. Base Butter made this product with moisture in mind and it keeps my skin smooth and soft (I try not to touch my face too much, but it’s so soft😭) It gives me a glow I’ve been looking for! No highlight, nothing. Just GLOW✨ Cherie did it’s thing sending this one to me. Please send more Black owned products!!
BASE BUTTER-Radiate Face Jelly Aloe Vera Gel Face Moisturizer
I was gifted this HERLA - Illuminating body oiland it’s alright, but I don’t see myself using it very often and if I use it, it’ll be reserved for the summer. This product is part of Herla’s gold edition including a face mask with gold flakes (if I remember correctly). What illuminating oils do you all like? The one from Fenty Beauty looks great, but I haven’t tried it. Anyone have thoughts on it? Let me know below!
HERLA-Illuminating body oil
Lip Care is Essential!
These are a few of the lip products I have on deck and right now I’ve been using the KEYS SOULCARE - Comforting Balm which has a va vanilla scent. I would love to give it more stars, but it only lasts for maybe 15mins (if that) and maybe I’m expecting too much for lip balm, but for a product that’s supposed to take away ash in various parts of you body, a little longer wear time would be great. Vaseline - Lip Therapy Rosy Lip Balm This one is pictured but the cocoa butter version is my ultimate favorite. It heals my lips and I love the scent. Glossier. - Glossier. Lip Gloss I used to live this lip gloss, but it’s a little thick/sticky for me. It makes me want to try beauty supply store versions to get the shine with less thickness and a cheap price tag. My Fenty gloss is a cute one. I haven’t been wearing lipgloss much, but when I go out and want my lips to pop, I bring her. She’s shimmery and the shade is perfect for my complexion. #InnBeauty - Glaze #2[products]#I haven’t tried this one yet, but it smells like the lipglosses/chapsticks from Claire’s that smell like grape, lemonade, or cotton candy. Definitely gives an old school vibe with the scent.
KEYS SOULCARE-Comforting Balm
Battle of the Exfoliants
In one corner we have the NEW OLE HENRIKSEN - Lemonade Smoothing Scrub This is both a physical AND chemical exfoliant that uses lemon beads and AHA. It smells like artificial lemonade and when squeezed out it has a slightly gritty texture that doesn’t lather when mixed with water. After using this a few times, these are my takeaways: - DO A PATCH TEST!! I did two patch tests. The first one didn’t leave any irritation, but for the second one, I unintentionally left it on the back of my hand for about 5mins (more than they suggest if you use it as a mask) and started to feel a warm sensation that lasted a few minutes after washing it off. It’s important to read your product directions and follow them! - BE WARY OF YOUR SENSITIVE AREAS! My cheeks are more sensitive than the rest of my face, so I’m going to focus on applying this wash to my forehead more often than not. -RESULTS, BABY! I haven’t been using my tretnoin topical for a few days and usually I can rely on it to get rid of dark marks left by acne. This exfoliant steppes in and helped smooth my forehead and lighten the dark mark left by a recently popped pimple. It also stays true to its AHA ingredient by not drying out my skin too much (don’t over use this one or you’ll probably notice dryness. I suggest 2 times a week max). Plus, this was so easy to wash off. And in the other, we have YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Yerba Mate Resurfacing Energy Facial I thought this was the best exfoliant I had until Olehenriksen steppes in, but these are my thoughts: - A LIL’ AGGRESSIVE. It will definitely exfoliate too much of you aren’t gentle. This is a physical exfoliant that relies on enzymes and your physical force. It’s always left my face feeling clean, but applying too much pressure will leave your akin feeling raw -NO ARTIFICIAL SCENT. This gives you an earthy smell and if your nervous about using something with a fragrance to it, try this one. -RESULTS: While it’s left my face feeling clean and I saw some results with getting rid of the flaking akin on my forehead, it didn’t perform the way the aforementioned exfoliant. It’s also a task to ensure all the granules are washed off, so that can be annoying, but it’s a cool physical exfoliant to have in rotation.
OLE HENRIKSEN-Lemonade Smoothing Scrub
Beauty Hack to clean your razor
I posted this to my Tic Tok account its a beauty hack I have been using since I was a kid to clean hair out of my razor and to Clean it. Also Helps you get a few more uses out of your razor. Materials need 1): Bowel 2): Razor 3): Alcohol Steps: 1: put razor in bowl 2): pour alcohol in bowl just covering razor 3): if it has a moisture strip let it sot no more than 5 mins the alcohol can dissolve the strip. If it doesn’t have a moisture strip let it sit for about 30 minutes. 6): kind of shake it a little bit in the bowl and then run it under warm water and there you go clean razor I recommend this to anybody it’s simple easy. It’s something my mother taught me to do, to clean my razor out when I was a teenager to get more use out of it, and clean out the hairs and gunk. Try it out let me know what you think Gillette - Venus Razor Refill Cartridges I am a huge fan of Gillette Venus razors. I specially love the ones that have thick moisture stripes. They just glides across your skin and helps prevent nicks or cuts. The refills are a little pricey but I think it’s worth it they last a long time, and if you use my trick above you can make them last even longer.
Gillette-Venus Razor Refill Cartridges
Wig length guide | How to measure & How to choose!
I’m obsessed with wigs because my natural hair is kinky and curly. I don’t know how much I spent on wigs over the past several years, but I did know how to pick the best wig for your need at a reasonable price after buying many wigs from synthetic to natural ones! So I can’t wait to share some basic rules for you to help you choose the ideal wig! Artificial hair or Natural hair Wigs can be expensive. The price of an excellent human hair wig is between $400 and $5,000, depending on who created it and the type of hair used. Fortunately, some well-made synthetic wigs are much cheaper, sometimes less than $100, although they are rare and require a lot of research. Artificial wigs are usually only used for a few months. However, with proper care, you can use a human wig for several years. What length of the wig should you get? For the same length, a wig with a smooth texture will appear longer than a curly one because of the curls. Suppose you want your wig to reach you at the shoulder, in that case, you must choose a length of 10 inches. If you want a wig that reaches you at the scapula level, you will have to take 14 inches. For a hairstyle that falls in the middle of the back: prefer an 18-inch lace wig, you want to have hair that falls to you at the bottom of the back, go for a length of 24 inches.
Wash & Go with Palmers
PALMER'S - Coconut Oil Formula Deep Conditioning Protein Pack Wash & go with Palmers. Y’all not ready for this transformation! My hair was feeling dry all week, so I decided to give it a little of the much attention it needed😍 These products contain ethically & sustainably sourced Coconut Oil and are infused with Tahitian Monoï.🥥🌱 Love it!
PALMER'S-Coconut Oil Formula Deep Conditioning Protein Pack
5 Steps for a Flawless DIY manicure 💅🏿
This at home manicure kit is perfect for even the clumsiest hands 😆 you see that squishy purple thing? Consider it a life saver! 💅🏿 clip and file nails first to make polish removal a quicker process. This kit comes with a flat-edge Nail Clipper. It’s super sharp so it’s very easy to use! Also comes with a dual-grit Nail File! 💅🏾 Remove nail polish by sticking each finger in the Nail Polish Remover Pot. I love the pot because you don’t smell the nail polish remover like you would if you put it on a cotton pad. It also reduces waste! 💅🏽 Shape and smooth nails with the Buffer Cube . I usually don’t use a buffer but this one just works so perfectly for nails that shine OLIVE&JUNE - The Superbloom Set 💅🏼 Pop on the The Poppy universal polish bottle handle, which helps make it easier to hold the nail polish brush steady when painting your nails OLIVE&JUNE - At Home Mani Kit 💅🏻 Apply two coats of your color of choice, and follow up with the top coat. DO NOT skip the top coat or your nails will chip in a few days. My mani lasted 8 days total! The kit pictured is Nailfie Ready Box with the Into You Set of summer shades. The nailfie box runs for $80 on the Olive and June website, and is cheaper than if you were to purchase each product individually!
OLIVE&JUNE-At Home Mani Kit
Best Lip balms/masks Award!!
Sharing some if my favorite lip treatments for smooth luscious lips 💖 The lip balm and masks award goes to these lovley products! I really like lip balms and masks and I use them religiously every night... @tartecosmetics @sugarrush lip butter balm tarte - Sugar Rush Best Bud Lip Butter Balm - I really like creamy texture of this balm! It's really nourishing and makes lips less oily. Love this as overnight lip treatment ❤️ @kncbeauty Supa balm Moringa + Kukui infused lip balm KNC BEAUTY - Supa Balm Mint - This lip balm was gifted to me by @cherie and it's amazing! This tingles a little bit but it goes away in some time. This lip balm exfoliate lips and removes dead flakey patches overnight!! This leaves my lips so smooth and plump the next morning! I really love it's thick oil texture it sits great on lips as emollient and does it's job! @girlactik jello gloss balm girlactik - New Jello Gloss Balm - This was my favorite for so many months! it's thick gloss like texture is so luscious and is amazing on lips even in daytime! @tartecosmetics Sea Jelly glaze tarte - SEA Jelly Glaze Anytime Lip Mask - This is similar to Girlactic one! Thick and luscious. Also this has red tint which looks amazing on lips! I love this for daytime. It leaves my lips soft and smooth. @koparibeauty lip glossy KOPARI - Coconut Lip Glossy - It's a gloss but I got this in a darker shade so I use this at home as lip balm! This also feels thick and creamy on lips. @noyahcosmetics Organic Peppermint lip balm noyah - Organic Spearmint Lip Balm - This is thick stick lip balm that feels cooling on lips because of peppermint. I really like the cooling sensation it's great! @noyahcosmetics Organic Vanilla lip balm noyah - Organic Vanilla Lip Balm - This is not cooling and feels nice on lips! it's great but I like thick occlusive lip balms. It's not that emollient and doesn't exfoliate my lips that well. But I like them occasionally. Others are empties and I enjoyed them in past! @oriflame Lip balm @chapstick ChapStick - Classic Skin Protectant Strawberry Flavored Lip Balm
ChapStick-Classic Skin Protectant Strawberry Flavored Lip Balm
Wash & Go Routine For Type 4 Naturals!
The key to a successful wash & go is an amazing product to define your curls! I love using Taliah Waajid’s Apple & Aloe Curl Definer; it holds and defines my curls perfectly and keeps my hair looking extremely healthy. #Taliah Waajid - Green Apple & Aloe with Coconut Curl Definer[products]#[FiveStars] Eco Styler Gel always holds my curls in moments when I need that extra security! I highly suggest working in sections and thoroughly detangling your hair before adding products to get the best results possible!! Products usually stay white on my hair until it dries but thankfully once I let it dry completely it doesn’t leave white residue! I always mix my favorite oils together (Jamaican Black Castor Oil, Extra Virgin Olive Oil & Tea Tree Oil) but you can always use any oils you like! I hope this was helpful! Thank you so much for watching! #Washandgo #washandgotype4hair #curlyhairroutine #blackownedproducts #naturalhairtips