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TJ Maxx Haul
I’ve been wanting to try this brow contour pen from Benefit Cosmetics! I swatched all the shades on my hand and they wouldn’t budge! Even after showering they were still there. (Faint but still). I got a mini of this primer from an Ulta haul and wow! It’s so good! When I saw it at TJ Maxx I snapped it up! FIRST AID BEAUTY - Limited Edition Hello FAB Coconut Skin Smoothie Priming Moisturizer benefit - Brow Contour Pro 4-In-1 Defining & Highlighting Pencil
benefit-Brow Contour Pro 4-In-1 Defining & Highlighting Pencil
So many product empties
MAYBELLINE - Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circle Treatment Concealer stila - Stay All Day Lip Liner FORMULA 10.0.6 - Pores Be Pure Skin-Clarifying Mask smashbox - Photo Finish Longwear Makeup Setting Spray Weightless touch in SOL - No Poreblem Primer laura mercier - Caviar Volume Panoramic Mascara it Cosmetics - Your Skin But Better CC Illumination with SPF 50+ FARMASI - Full Coverage Concealer Liquid Farmasi Keratin Hair Mask- I love this mask! A definite repurchase! DIOR - Forever Skin Correct Concealer MAYBELLINE - Brow Precise Micro Eyebrow Pencil Makeup Deep Brown benefit - Precisely, My Brow Pencil Waterproof Eyebrow Definer e.l.f. - Beautifully Bare Finishing Powder Cover FX setting spray- very fine mist! C.O. Bigelow lip mask- my very favorite chapstick Bath and Body works cashmere and vanilla body spray- so sweet and yummy
e.l.f.-Beautifully Bare Finishing Powder
LANEIGE - Lip Glowy Balm this gloss is super moisturizing and smells delicious! laura mercier - Flawless Fusion Ultra-Longwear Concealer unfortunately the wrong shade for me but it was super creamy! Milk MAKEUP - Blur Liquid Matte Foundation I normally don’t go for matte products, I like a dewy look but this one didn’t bother me! It felt weightless on my skin and it made my skin look great! Milk MAKEUP - Blur + Set Matte Loose Setting Powder love this loose setting powder! It felt really nice on my skin and was super matte Living proof. - Perfect Hair Day Weightless Mask my fave purchase from this tjmaxx haul! I always love hair masks and you can’t beat getting this one for only $16!
Milk MAKEUP-Blur + Set Matte Loose Setting Powder
Went a little overboard on the recent makeup haul! First off the NATASHA DENONA - Glam Eyeshadow Palette is amazing!! The pigments are incredible and I’m so happy with my first Natasha Denona Palette. DIOR - Forever Skin Correct Concealer is my favorite concealer OF ALL TIME! And I had to restock! JOSIE MARAN - Argan Daily Moisturizer Mineral SPF 47 Protect and Perfect is a little thick but it smells amazing! SOL BODY - Face & Body Bronzing Balm it’s a nice bronzer but I feel like there are others out that perform similar. Plus I like a powder bronzer better, however the sol body brush is AMAZING!! OLE HENRIKSEN - Banana Bright Eye Crème I love this eye Creme! Dry Lux and brightening! HOURGLASS - Veil Mineral Primer SPF 15 I loved this sample if the hourglass primer and will definitely pick it up when I empty some others!!
JOSIE MARAN-Argan Daily Moisturizer Mineral SPF 47 Protect and Perfect
This is my all-time, holy grail, ride or die serum...and I’m out 😭 Here’s a brief overview of my skin before I get into the product review: My skin is not problematic; I get a breakout during ‘that time’ of the month and I have a wee bit of redness in my cheek area. My skin is however incredibly, painfully dry. I can’t use anything that isn’t suitable for dry skin bc, if I do, my skin will feel like it going to crack. The Glass Skin Refining Serum ($39) created by Peach and Lily, is serum that I use every 👏🏻 single 👏🏻 day. I’m seriously bummed that I cannot go out an repurchase this atm. The cocktail of ingredients is amazing for people with incredibly dry skin - it is good for all skin types though. ✨ This serum has a hyaluronic acid complex that draws in hydration and deeply hydrates every single layer of my skin by using long-chain, medium-chain, and short chain hyaluronic acid. ✨ Peach and Lily included niacinamide; an ingredient used to reduce inflammation in the skin. Niacinamide, because it reduces inflammation, is a really amazing ingredient for people with ance-prone skin It’s also and antioxidant, so it’s also a wonderful anti-aging ingredient. When I use this product, my skin glows brighter and my skin feels bouncier! My skin drinks it up! I am constantly trying new skincare products, and I very rarely repurchase unless I am absolutely obsessed. This will be one of the first things purchase once quarantine lifts!
PEACH & LILY-Glass Skin Refining Serum
I brought this mask to use before the wedding this weekend but it turns out I really needed it for Italy! This mask is amazing- its a cooling mask , a pore refiner and it does wonders at minimizing oil production throughout the day- seriously amazing. Italy was extra hot when we were there (and I thought it was hot in the middle east 😅) and just hours after going outisde I was soooo shiny! When I used this mask before going out, I noticed I didn't get shiny as quick at all- I became the normal amount of shiny I would have been if I had been Ottawa, after a long day of work without using this mask. I notice, back home, where my skin is acclimated to the climate, when I use this mask I get almost no oil production (shininess) throughout the day- which is why I like to use it before full day events.
OLE HENRIKSEN-Cold Plunge Pore Mask
The best tinted moisturizer I’ve ever used!
The Beauty Counter Dew Skin tinted moisturizer is the perfect product if you want a nice dewy finish and not a heavy makeup look. It’s so easy to apply, I just use my fingers! And a 1.35 fl oz. size runs about $45. It’s currently on sale on their website by the way! It’s very light coverage but I find it to do a good job of concealing light pigmentation and just make your face look more awake. I apply it right after I cleanse and apply my eye cream and serum. You can just use it as a replacement for your moisturizer during the day. I’ve been using it for about 3 months now and would definitely purchase it again! I’m almost out of my container anyways since I use it daily. It doesn’t have a harsh smell and is very blendable. I use about 2 pumps for the whole face. I find makeup to stay on over it pretty well and it does last almost all day, even in humid conditions. Hope this reviews helps if you’ve been on the market for a good tinted moisturizer! xx #Beauty Counter - Dew Skin[products]#[FiveStars]
FENTY SKIN - DERMATOLOGIST REVIEW
I am a huge fan of Rihanna and I was extremely excited (and honored) to be chosen to review this product in advance. I've only had a chance to use it for a few days, but I'm going to break down some of the ingredients for you all from a dermatologists standpoint and let you know if I think it's worth it! FENTY SKIN - Total Cleans'r Remove-It-All Cleanser 'FENTY SKIN - Total Cleans'r Remove-It-All Cleanser The cleanser is my favorite product in the entire starter kit from Fenty Skin. It's very hydrating, initially has a balm-like texture, that then foams after rubbing it into the skin. It has gentle cleansing ingredients that won't be too stripping to the skin. Unfortunately, this product does have fragrance in it, so it's not ideal for sensitive skin. However, fragrances in cleansers are generally safe because they're not in contact with the skin for long enough to cause sensitization. I would recommend this product to my family, friends, and patients! FENTY SKIN - Fat Water Pore-Refining Toner Serum The toner is probably my least favorite part of the starter kit. In general, I don't think toners are necessary to a simple skin care routine unless they add an active ingredient that's beneficial to the skin. I do like that this product has niacinamide in it, which is great for oily skin, acne, and hyperpigmentation. However, witch hazel, which is a large component of this product, is very stripping to the skin and does not have benefits long-term. I would personally avoid this product, especially if you have dry or sensitive skin. I would not recommend this product! FENTY SKIN - Hydra Vizor Invisible Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen I really like that the skincare line has a sunscreen with SPF 30 in it. It blends extremely well with the skin and is very hydrating, while protecting from the sun. It has the texture of a very light moisturizer. It is a chemical sunscreen, however, it does not contain oxybenzone, which is an ingredient that I have been telling my patients to avoid in their sunscreens. Unfortunately, it does have a small concentration of fragrance, limonene, and linalool, which are known to cause allergy and irritation in some people. Overall, I did enjoy using this sunscreen and I think many people will like it too! In summary, there are many aspects of this product that I really like. The packaging is my favorite part of the entire product line. It's very aesthetic and I really like the refillable sunscreen container. However, given the price point and the ingredients list, I think there are better products out there that will be more beneficial at a lower price point!
FENTY SKIN-Fat Water Pore-Refining Toner Serum
It’s #farmacyfridays which means I’m spilling some tea on some of my favorite @farmacybeauty goodies and a simple yet effective routine! 🍯 𝘞𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘪𝘴 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘧𝘢𝘷𝘰𝘳𝘪𝘵𝘦 @farmacybeauty 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘥𝘶𝘤𝘵? 𝘐𝘧 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦𝘯’𝘵 𝘵𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘥, 𝘸𝘩𝘪𝘤𝘩 𝘸𝘰𝘶𝘭𝘥 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘭𝘪𝘬𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘳𝘺?! 💭 🍯 𝐇𝐨𝐧𝐞𝐲 𝐏𝐨𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧*: skin feeling dehydrated? This mask is not only extremely hydrating but also helps with irritation. Your skin always feels clean and soft with this honey baby! 🍯 𝐇𝐨𝐧𝐞𝐲𝐦𝐨𝐨𝐧 𝐆𝐥𝐨𝐰*: this AHA night serum is not only a chemical exfoliant that gets the job done but is extremely gentle on the skin (even on sensitive skin)! This is a product that you don’t even have to use much to truly see a difference in your skin, especially those pesky pores! 🍯 𝐇𝐨𝐧𝐞𝐲 𝐆𝐫𝐚𝐢𝐥*: i always say patch test this if you’re prone to breakouts due to coconut oil because this does contain it. However, if you’re not or have a great patch test, this versatile oil is a dream. Not only do I always put it on after I use HG but also on the ends of my hair to give them some TLC. It is so soothing And has such a light honey smell which I LOVE!
FARMACY-Honey Grail Ultra-Hydrating Face Oil