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I’d rather get coal than Renewed Hope Serum
I’d rather get coal than Renewed Hope Serum
I’d rather get coal than the Philosophy Renewed Hope in a Jar Dew Facial Serum. I don’t mind mild fragrance in certain skincare products if it’s at the bottom on the ingredient list. However, this product literally smells like a floral perfume. The fragrance is very high up on the ingredient list so I can’t even imagine how sensitizing this product could potentially be if I continued using it. Once I applied this product, my skin smelled like I’m wearing a floral fragrance. Post application, there is a strange unpleasant concentrated scent, which is probably the reason why they put so much floral fragrance as to try and conceal it. In my opinion, skincare can have fragrance, but I don’t want my facial serum to smell like a perfume. If my skincare has fragrance, it will be neutral and barely noticeable. I’ve only tried this a couple of times, but the strong scent was enough to deter me from continuing using this product.   So, what is it? It’s a facial serum that delivers hydration for up to 24 hours for lasting luminosity. It’s great for normal and combination skin types. It addresses skincare concerns, such as dullness and uneven texture, dryness, and fine lines and wrinkles. It has a lightweight clear serum texture.
The highlighted ingredients are aloe vera, peptides, Vitamins C and E.   The product retails for $45, which is pricey. I wouldn’t pay this price for a product that smells like a perfume. However, I also have acne-prone sensitive skin, so I have my own skincare preferences. For $45 there are much better options that will have less fragrance. I don’t recommend trying this product because I just don’t see how this could work without sensitizing and drying out the skin. I would only recommend this serum to people who have a normal skin type and aren’t going to be bothered by essential oils and strong fragrance. This product contains essential oils, which could be very irritating if you have sensitive skin. All in all, this would be a decent option to consider for people with normal skin type who want to get into serums. But even then, there are much better brands and options at a better price point. If you have sensitive, oily or acne-prone skin I wouldn’t recommend putting this on your face at all.   It has a fast absorbing lightweight texture so it doesn’t feel greasy or heavy on the skin. Overall, I hope that this does actually have hydrating and anti-aging benefits, as per its claims. I just can’t come around using skincare products that smell like a perfume. philosophy - Renewed Hope in A Jar Dew Facial Serum
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Renewed Hope in A Jar Dew Facial Serum
philosophy-Renewed Hope in A Jar Dew Facial Serum
Herbivore Botanicals Coco Rose Lip Polish
Herbivore Botanicals Coco Rose Lip Polish
What is it? It’s a hydrating, sugar-based lip polish that features an all-natural scent and flavor from coconut oil and Moroccan rose absolute. It addresses dryness, dullness and uneven texture. It’s a lip treatment that would suit all skin types. This lip scrub is formulated with organic coconut oil, creamy shea butter, fine sugar, and Moroccan rose absolute to gently exfoliate and polish for soft and smooth lips. My experience: When I opened the container the product was rock solid. The smell of this product is awful: it's like a rose chemical smell. When I put it on my lips it didn't make my lips smooth or soft. I wasn't even able to have it on my lips more than 5 minutes due to the smell of this product. This product just smells so bitter and sour, it’s very unpleasant. I’ve used this lip scrub about 2 times, and it does provide somewhat gentle lip exfoliation, but the taste is awful for a lip product and it doesn’t deliver any hydrating results. This lip scrub retails for $18, which is too expensive for what it is. It doesn’t smell good, and it’s just a sugar-based lip scrub with some coconut oil in it. The ingredients are great, so I think they somewhat justify the high price point. I love the concept, but the bitter rose/coconut scent just wasn’t for me. I don’t recommend trying this out because it has an unpleasant scent, and it’s too expensive for what it is. It retails for $18, and for $18 there are other more affordable options that are just as good at hydrating and exfoliating your lips. I put 1 star because I dislike the price point, the unpleasant bitter scent of this product, and the results of this product weren’t that special. I felt like my lips felt more dry than before I used it. HERBIVORE - Coco Rose Coconut Oil Lip Polish
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alisaarusso
Coco Rose Coconut Oil Lip Polish
HERBIVORE-Coco Rose Coconut Oil Lip Polish
Farmacy Beauty Brightening Sheet Mask
Farmacy Beauty Brightening Sheet Mask
I rarely use sheet masks, but one of my go-to’s is the farmacy brightening sheet mask. It’s a coconut water-infused sheet mask with purple broccoli and plant-based collagen for a healthy looking glow. It’s great for normal, dry, combination, and oily skin types. It addresses several skincare concerns, such as loss of firmness, elasticity, dullness and uneven texture. It’s a sheet mask that has a lot of essence and feels very moisturizing on the skin. Some of the ingredients in this mask are coconut water (to hydrare), purple broccoli extract (to clarify), and plant-based collagen (to promote firming and lifting).   My experience: I adore this mask: it brightens, hydrates and evens out my skin tone after each use. The mask itself is thin, clear, and sort of stretchy. I recommend trying this out if you are looking for instant brightening results and some hydration. I’d say this would suit well for dry and/or oily skin types who just want to see instant results. It retails for $6, which is a great affordable price point considering that you get instantaneous brightening, lifting and hydrating results. I have used about 4 packs of this mask and reach for this every time because I love the results. This mask has amazing ingredients all for a great price! It’s definitely worth it for $6 in my opinion considering the immediate results you get. FARMACY - Coconut Gel Sheet Masks
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Coconut Gel Sheet Masks
FARMACY-Coconut Gel Sheet Masks
Dr. Jart Ceramidin Cream - K-Beauty
Dr. Jart Ceramidin Cream - K-Beauty
In this review, I’d like to talk about one of my absolute favorite K-Beauty products: Dr. Jart Ceramidin Cream. This cream has been my go-to product for dry skin for about 6 months now. I used to use it every night to seal in my hydrating serums, but now I only use this when my moisture barrier is compromised, and I need a trusty product that will soothe dryness and heal my skin. This is a very gentle and soothing product that will repair a compromised moisture barrier in a short amount of time. So, what is it? It’s a moisturizing cream supercharged with 5-Cera Complex to strengthen the skin barrier and shield from water and moisture loss. It’s great for normal, dry, and combination skin types. This product addresses dryness, loss of firmness and elasticity. It has a heavy cream texture that slowly soaks into the skin post application. Some of the ingredients in this product are 5-Cera Complex (Ceramides). Bifida Ferment Lysate, Beetroot and Hyaluronic Acid. All these ingredients will keep the skin moisturized throughout the day and support skin’s natural barrier.   The regular size tube retails for $48, which is pricy in my opinion. However, the product does have a great ingredient that will truly help to heal and soothe dry or irritated skin, which make it worth it in my opinion. It’s also worth it because it’s effective and helps dryness in a short amount of time. There are other more affordable options that also work, but this is one of the best ones due to a good ingredient list and lack of irritating ingredients. The product addresses dry skin concerns, irritation, and redness. I recommend trying this out if you have dry skin or are looking for something soothing that will repair your moisture barrier. It can be used daily as the last step in your routine or you can use it as a skin savior on bad skin days. This is a very gentle and versatile product that can be used in many ways. It hydrates well but doesn’t feel heavy on the skin which I enjoy! It’s perfect for those who have dry or combination skin or have a compromised moisture barrier.Dr. Jart+ - Ceramidin Cream
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Ceramidin Cream
Dr. Jart+-Ceramidin Cream
Amorepacific essence for oil control
Amorepacific essence for oil control
Let me start off by saying that this is probably the most potent product I’ve ever tried. It’s very effective at reducing the oil production and evening out your skin tone. If you have oily skin, you NEED to try this product. It will also suit combination skin types. However, if you have dry skin, please be careful using this every day as this will dry you out (at least that’s what it did to me). My skin has been very dry these last months, so this essence really dried me out and gave me redness and dehydrated skin. I went in too quickly and used this every day for 12 days morning and night, and my experience wasn’t great because on the 10th day of using, I started experiencing extreme sensitivity, dryness and dehydrated skin. My skin completely stopped producing any oil. However, if you are oily, this would be great. Because I have dry skin, this was too potent for me and completely reduced my oil production. It took me a while to repair my moisture barrier after I stopped using this product.   This is a product that literally works overnight. You will see the results when you wake up in the morning. The results get better as you keep using it. This product evened out my skin tone, balanced my skin and reduced inflammation. My mistake was using it everyday, and I should have instead used it 3 times a week once a day as a special treat not as an everyday skincare product because I have dry skin. You would think that an essence couldn’t be so potent!   So what is it? It’s an anti-aging essence with only six ingredients to improve skin’s firmness, clarity, and texture with the antioxidant power of fermented green tea. It addresses Fine Lines and Wrinkles, Dryness, and Dullness and Uneven Texture. It has a Lightweight Liquid texture that instantly absorbs into the skin. Now, let’s talk about the price point, the regular size retails for $145 and the mini size retails for $95. The price point is quite high, so this product is definitely an investment. I recommend trying this if you struggle with oiliness, uneven skin tone, redness, and hyperpigmentation. It’s a miracle product that will give you all the results overnight. However, I totally understand that this product doesn’t fit everyone’s budget, so the price point is definitely too high. I put 4 stars because I think the brand needs to be more thorough with instructions in the way the usage instructions pertain to different skin types. My friend experienced the same issue, and she has dry skin as well, so the brand should really ensure that first time users don’t start off using this product everyday morning and night. Because it’s an essence, first time users easily assume that it’s not as potent and start off by using it every day (at least that was the case with me). It’s definitely better to start slower with this one to ensure your skin doesn’t get irritated from everyday use like mine did. It’d be great if they addressed its extreme potency in the instructions and encouraged the users to start off by using it 3-4 times a week. AMOREPACIFIC - Vintage Single Extract Essence
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alisaarusso
Vintage Single Extract Essence
AMOREPACIFIC-Vintage Single Extract Essence
Foreo Luna play plus
Foreo Luna play plus
Foreo Luna play plus is a great device to introduce to your routine for a thorough deep cleanse that will help to keep your pores nice and clear. It helped me with some blackheads on my nose without irritating my skin. It gives that gentle exfoliation while you cleanse your face. When I first tried it, I over did it because the device is so gentle and it didn’t irritate my skin while using it. Only after my cleanse was done I realized that my skin was red and almost irritated after using the device harshly for longer than 1 minute. So, please make sure that when you first use it, you do it gentle and for no longer than one minute (as per the instructions).   So, what is it? It’s a facial cleansing brush that lifts away dirt, oil, and makeup residue for beautiful skin. It’s great for Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily skin types. It addresses concerns, such as fine lines and wrinkles, pores, dullness, and uneven texture. Directions say to turn on, apply cleanser, wet brush surface, cleanse and rinse your face. Use for one minute twice daily with any cleanser. Luna Play Plus is Foreo’s most affordable device option, retailing at $49. I recommend trying this one first without committing to their bigger and more expensive options, as that will be a great introduction to the brand. I personally haven’t tried the bigger expensive options, but I found that Luna Play Plus was a great option for me that I use a couple of times per week. It’s a great option if you’re on the budget. I’ve used this once a week for about 5 months now and loving the results. The price point is worth it in my opinion because you get to gently exfoliate your skin while cleansing so it saves time and you can do two steps (cleanse and exfoliation) in one easy step.   I recommend trying this if you are looking for something that will go deeper beyond your regular cleanser. Massaging the face with our hands doesn’t always go deep into the areas of our skin that contain all of the congestion. That’s why Foreo is an amazing option if you are looking for a good deep cleanse and gentle exfoliation that will revive your skin and help with texture and pores.FOREO - LUNA play plus
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LUNA play plus
FOREO-LUNA play plus
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Dramatically DADDY 😍
Dramatically DADDY 😍
{empty} CLINIQUE - Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+ I have a soft spot for this moisturizer because I started my skincare journey with Clinique. My skin started getting dry in my teens (I have combination sensitive skin), and I turned to my mom for help, who recommended Clinique. This was perfect for my teen self: affordable, great value and gets the job done! It has a very light texture (hence the “lotion” in the name) and is perfect for combination skin! The only problem is it’s a little bit stinky - totally bearable, but it’s not ideal. I would HIGHLY recommend this product, and have gotten a lot of my friends into it 🥰
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Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+
CLINIQUE-Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+
Affordable facial scrub with sea kelp!
Affordable facial scrub with sea kelp!
Hey y’all—I can’t be alone when I say I looove a good facial scrub. I know we’re “not supposed” to be scrubbing our faces off but I can’t get the smooth baby butt skin solely on chemical exfoliants so here we are. This scrub ACURE - Brightening Facial Scrub came in a beauty box in a sample size last year and I was so excited because I’m always on the lookout for new products—especially those formulated to brighten up my complexion! It contains sea kelp and French clay which sound super fancy for such an affordable brand (newsflash—turns out you’re getting overcharged for a lot of your skincare). When I use this product, I dispense about a nickel to a quarter size amount into my palm and VERY gently massage it into my face in circular motions, and I always apply it to damp skin—protip if you’re more sensitive! If I used a scrubber or cleansing tool, it would be way too harsh. It washes off super easily and doesn’t leave any weird residue or smell. I’m really enjoying this scrub! For full transparency, my skin is ultra-sensitive so I can really only use this once a week. For 4oz of scrub, it costs $10 and if that’s not calling your name I don’t know what will. If you’re in the market for a new scrub I highly recommend trying it out! Acure is super affordable and available at Ulta and Walmart so they’re accessible for everyone. I give it 4 out of 5 stars for overall quality. It can just get a little too harsh if you’re not gentle.
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Brightening Facial Scrub
ACURE-Brightening Facial Scrub
Rose Face Mask 🌹
Rose Face Mask 🌹
🌹 Skin type: Combination 🌹Works to hydrate your skin, diminish wrinkles dullness and uneven texture✨ 🌹Its a gel consistency and if you put in a fridge it feels great on the skin! I really like it it left my skin looking super dewy. 🌹The big bottle of 150 ml retails for $55 dlls PETER THOMAS ROTH - Rose Stem Cell Bio-Repair Gel Mask
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Rose Stem Cell Bio-Repair Gel Mask
PETER THOMAS ROTH-Rose Stem Cell Bio-Repair Gel Mask
Clarisonic Mia Smart VS Mia 1
Clarisonic Mia Smart VS Mia 1
Thank you to Cherie for giving me the Sephora gift card that allowed me to upgrade my cleansing brush! So happy to be part of this community and for that program. Thanks to the gift cards, I had received I was able to finally reach Sephora Rouge!!! Words can express my gratitude and appreciation!❤️🤗 Now on to the review! I haven’t yet tried the IT cosmetics products yet. I was able to try out the new Mia Smart. I truly love the color and the presentation of the Mia smart. Super slick,smooth, and classy! In terms of the modes, the Mia 1 also has 3 speeds. Both also have a timer. I believe they both sold these in lavender/purple colors. The differences: Mia Smart: •slim •gentler vibrations and bristles •has some silicon bristles which are great for exfoliation. •Smarter timer system • Charging dock/ stand Mia 1: •the OG •bulkier •no silicone bristles •gentle bristles •timer system I truly feel that the Mia Smart is a great upgrade from the first generation Clarisonic brushes. The Mia Smart were around the same price as the Mia 1 at the time that I bought it. I think I got this for above $100. But this set that I got was $120 with a handful of cult favorite samples too! Really great price! I’m thinking of getting the makeup brush one to speed up getting ready for any occasion... which means more time to sleep 🤗
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Mia 1 Facial Cleansing Brush
clarisonic-Mia 1 Facial Cleansing Brush
My Favorite Natural Deodorant!!
My Favorite Natural Deodorant!!
Product: Curie White Tea Natural Deodorant Price: $12 Product Claims: “We use clean, non-toxic ingredients that your body understands. No aluminum, no parabens, no nonsense. Our products are and always will be cruelty-free. Our natural deodorant delivers up to 24 hours of protection to keep you smelling amazing all day. As we like to say, this is deodorant that does its damn job.” Product Target Concerns: Keep you smelling amazing by only using natural ingredients Texture/Consistency: Soft and creamy, easy to apply My Thoughts on the Product: It’s literally the only natural deodorant I’ve used that was easy to apply, lasted all day, had a light pleasant smell verses nature like (very feminine) and well WORKED. Recommend to Others?: YES! CURIE - White Tea
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White Tea
CURIE-White Tea
brunch 🥞 eyeshadow, ring, scrunchie
brunch 🥞 eyeshadow, ring, scrunchie
Enjoyed brunch with some great friends today! I love using Tarte eyeshadow and some fun accessories to elevate a look! tarte - Tarteist PRO Amazonian Clay Palette - This was one of the first higher end eyeshadow palettes I've purchased, and I adore it! Tarte’s Amazonian clay products as a whole are amazing, this palette is no exception. The mix of matte and shimmer shades are perfect. I use this product for everyday use as well as evenings out. I think it's a staple for everyone, capable of creating so many uniquely beautiful natural and glam looks.
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Tarteist PRO Amazonian Clay Palette
tarte-Tarteist PRO Amazonian Clay Palette
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