💄I came to tell it like it is
DIY Halloween Mani 🕸💉
This is one of my favorite times of year, next to Christmas of course. I wanted to test my skills and do something a little more complex and this was the end result! I hope this can inspire someone else to attempt a lil spooky at-home set 👻 Majority of the products in this video were purchased from amazon. Check out my earlier nail posts for the deets! However, these are the polishes used in the video: KIARA SKY - Sock-Off Gel Polish Colorbase In ♠️back to black, 🌸exposed, and ☄️sunburst. Kiara sky gel nail polishes glide onto the nail so effortlessly and never chip! I can really tell the difference between these polishes and the $8 ones I’ve purchased from amazon. My goal is to have all of the colors one day... maybe they’ll sponsor me 🙂 lol #iwish Anyways, I hope you all enjoyed my lil spooky diy set!
KIARA SKY-Sock-Off Gel Polish Colorbase
Fenty Skin❌ It’s a no from me, dawg
I had such high hopes because I am a L O V E R of Fenty Beauty and Rihanna of course. However, I have so much to say about these products but will break it down why I wouldn’t recommend these products to anyone: 1. FENTY SKIN - Total Cleans'r Remove-It-All Cleanser If I had to choose a favorite, this would be it. Every single one of her products has fragrance, but this was the least floral of them all. I have very sensitive and dry skin so I am always weary of trying new products on my face and unfortunately these didn’t make the cut. This cleanser claims to be a makeup remover and cleanser in one, but C H I L E the way my mascara and foundation were hanging on for dear life... I even tried double cleansing with the cleanser but eventually had to use another form of makeup remover to successfully remove the residue. My favorite part of the product is that its loaded with Barbados cherry (acerola) and I definitely felt it afterwards. This cleanser did not leave me feeling stripped or dry, which most cleansers have my skin feeling T H I R S T Y💧 However, I didn’t feel like I received the best “cleanse” from this so I give this one 3 stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️ 2. FENTY SKIN - Fat Water Pore-Refining Toner Serum It’s the astringent named witch hazel for me. Now I will say I was very excited about this product, especially because of the name. Fat water... FAT WATER!? Like it couldn’t have been more spot on. However, this bad boy does have witch hazel. As witch hazel is found to have some positive and negative properties it’s just not for my dry skin. Witch hazel does help with excess oil, but it’s like what if you don’t have that 🥺👉🏾👈🏾? A pro to this product is that it contains my girl N I A C I N A M I D E. Big ups to Fenty skin for putting niacinamide at the forefront because who doesn’t love an ingredient that reduces dark spots and evens skin?... I’ll wait. Overall, after using this product the corners of my mouth began to slightly crack and there was a stinging sensation upon application. If no one ever told you this, I will. If the product stings, stop using it. This is why I had to give fat water a whopping 2 stars ⭐️⭐️ 3. FENTY SKIN - Hydra Vizor Invisible Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen You know that cherry blossom lotion from Victoria’s Secret? Now imagine that all over your face... now I’m not saying the ingredients are the same because they aren’t, but BOY did this one smell T E W good. My biggest criticism with this moisturizer is that the smell was overpowering. I’m disappointed there was fragrance in these products at all honestly. The moisturizer felt a tad greasy on my skin and I did wake up with a little guy on my cheek. After a few breakouts I stopped using the moisturizer and all of the products together. Unfortunately I have to give this moisturizer 1 star ⭐️ I ended up having to give all of these goods I purchased to a friend who wanted them😔
FENTY SKIN-Fat Water Pore-Refining Toner Serum
Spooky Season is Upon us 🕷
Even if we’re all staying at home this year, we can still have a little fun indoors! I’d say this look was easy, but the eyeliner definitely took some patience and a steady hand. I want to see your at-home Halloween Inspired Looks as well! This first look is cow-print inspired, what do you all want to see next 👀 Let me know in the comments below⬇️ 𝑷𝒓𝒐𝒅𝒖𝒄𝒕𝒔 𝒖𝒔𝒆𝒅: 𝒆𝒚𝒆𝒔: ANASTASIA Beverly Hills - Dipbrow Pomade in ebony benefit - Precisely, My Brow Pencil Waterproof Eyebrow Definer FENTY BEAUTY - Vivid Liquid Eyeliner Trio in white MORPHE - 35B Color Burst Artistry Palette e.l.f. - Expert Liquid Liner ARDELL - Duo Striplash Adhesive Rhinestones from Amazon 𝒍𝒊𝒑𝒔: PALLADIO - Precision Lip Liner Lime Crime - Velvetines Liquid Lipstick 𝒇𝒂𝒄𝒆: BITE - Changemaker Skin-Optimizing Primer FENTY BEAUTY - Match Stix Trio FENTY BEAUTY - What it Dew Makeup Refreshing Spray MAC - Pro Longwear Foundation e.l.f. - Hydrating Camo Concealer SACHA cosmetics - Buttercup Powder FENTY BEAUTY - Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush FENTY BEAUTY - Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Bronzer URBAN DECAY - All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray
MORPHE-35B Color Burst Artistry Palette
Tangles no more! Ankh’s Detangler saved my wig
Yes, this is HUMAN HAIR! I’m wearing a Raw Indian Curly wig unit from berrysleekstylez.com & the hair has been lovely thus far. I’ve had the unit in for about two weeks and the hair has started to tangle over time... it’s just SO much hair. However, I recently stumbled upon Ankh - Iris Leave-in Detangler which has rightfully earned its 5 stars. This leave in detangler has served as a 2-in-1 for me. Not only did it detangle the hair on the unit but it relieved an extremely itchy scalp underneath. All I did was spritz a few pumps on the unit and then “gently” combed through it. As for my scalp, my head was itching so badly underneath my wig I barely could sleep. I peeped that the leave in was also a calming relief for irritated and dry scalps and it did just that. I was asleep within minutes after giving my scalp a good spritz of this. Aloe Vera, lavender, AND almond oil?! Sign me up.
Ankh- Iris Leave-in Detangler
How I Cleanse: Sensitive Skin Edition
Get👏🏾Into👏🏾It👏🏾 so this here is my cleansing routine and let’s just say my skin has been looking flawless hunty! I have combination skin (MOSTLY DRY) and very eczema prone. I’ve been following the 60 second rule coined by LA’s very own LABeautyologist. She is a very well respected esthetician known to give some of the best beauty/skincare tips. In my routine I wash with a cleansing balm for 30 seconds THE inkey LIST - Oat Cleansing Balm and then wash with my CeraVe - Hydrating Facial Cleanser for another 30 seconds. This routine is very gentle on my skin and doesn’t leave my skin feelin THIRSTY💦 This is my morning and night ritual and I definitely would recommend for normal - dry skin types.
CeraVe-Hydrating Facial Cleanser
The key to plump, smooth & even skin is...🐌?!
Yes. Yes, apparently snails are the key. This bad boy is such a cult favourite. I had been dying to try it out and see what all the hype was about. I got this product just over three months ago and I’ve been monitoring the effects carefully so that I can give a super honest review. And I have to say, I have absolutely no complaints about this product and I do feel like it does everything that it promises on their website. The good: + My skin afterwards just feels... better? It’s smoother, plumper and feels more hydrated than before. + If my skin is ever feeling irritated, I’ll reach for this product. My skin looks soothed they next morning and if I apply it in the morning it helps reduce redness throughout the day. + I gotta say, this does help with acne scar healing. And if I have a pimple that is inflamed, I’ll add a big drop of this on top and it calms down by morning. + A little goes a long way with the product, it spreads very easily. You really only need one pump and while someone with dry skin may benefit from using this twice a day, I find that I only need it in the evenings as I tend to go for lighter products during the daytime. So that combined with the fact you get quite a big bottle means this is going to last me a while! + Key ingredients include: snail mucin (studies show that this COULD provide skin with several benefits including healing and anti-aging, but at the very least it is a good humectant) and sodium hyaluronate (another great humectant). + Love the little pump on the bottle. + I believe it’s fragrance free for all you sensitive skin friends out there. The not so good: - I’ve read a couple places that said that this product had anti-aging properties. Honestly I didn’t really see any difference. But that’s okay, I wasn’t really expecting it to make any big difference. - This honestly feels more like a serum versus the other essences that I have seen. I don’t mind it, but think I should point it out! Worth it? Yes, for sure. Good amount of product and a great price point ($21-27). If you need some extra moisture and want plump / dewy skin and want a little extra help with fading some acne scars, I don’t think you’ll be disappointed. Will I repurchase? I do want to! But I have my eyes on another essence as well...honestly I’ll probably just buy both. Apologies to my bank account 💸 Fun fact: People in Ancient Rome actually used snails in order to try and heal a whole bunch of things, including skin diseases because they believed it had healing properties. Ps I have combo, acne prone skin 💕🐌
COSRX-Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence
have you checked your laundry detergent?
#Arm & Hammer - Sensitive Skin Detergent[products]#[FiveStars] i used to have the worst acne on my chest and back. i tried scrubs, special lotions, and whichever other products that promised clear skin. i started to notice that my breakouts would get worse during the winter; when i was completely covered up. i decided to try laundry detergent for sensitive skin && low & behold. it worked. it absolutely makes sense, because your clothes are rubbing against your body all day && all night. Your sheets and pillow cases have these wonderfully smelling, but also harmful chemicals. here are the results: - i am no longer itchy. i used to be itchy ALL THE TIME. sometimes my ass cheeks would itch when i was in public places && WHAT ELSE COULD I DO BUT ITCH MY CHEEK IN PUBLIC. - the acne on my chest && my back disappeared pretty quickly. I had BIG, irritated, and v painful pimples. I first noticed that they were not as painful as before and when i looked at them, i noticed that the redness was gone && the inflammation was going down. - i also noticed that it had a positive effect on my face (: i 100% recommend everyone who has sensitive skin, acne, or eczema to try switching to a laundry detergent that is free of fragrance & dyes.
Double cleansing changed my life!
OMG! I used to NEVER double cleanse. I always felt like I never needed it because I don’t wear any makeup. But I do ALWAYS wear my sunscreen. EVERYBODY should! I used to just wash my face with the foaming cleanser from cerave. But then I seen and felt that my pores were just a little clogged and felt as if I needed to wash my face more. And then I started watching YouTube and Hyram, to do my research in cleansing oils and even if you don’t use makeup we still wear sunscreen everyday and sometimes just one cleanser isn’t going to take off all the sunscreen we put on that day! Which makes sense because I re apply sunscreen every 2-3 hours. So I did my research and saw good reviews in this Dear Klairs black deep cleansing oil. I bought it and it came about a week ago. And the FIRST time I used it, OMG I seen good results. I felt the blackhead just slipping away I was literally like melting them and rubbing them off. I saw lots of the oil plugs as seen in the pictures and I couldn’t believe I had that in my SKIN! I instantly fell inlove. My skin felt so clean ! After the oil i went in with my cerave cleanser and then proceeded with my nighttime routine! After I cleansed with the cerave my skin felt so nice my pores didn’t feel clogged at all. My skin was finally breathing soooo well. Double cleansing really changed my life I’m so happy I invested in that and I can’t wait to show you guys results. But so far so good it has only been ONE WEEK! And I’ve seen a difference, I have very oily skin and blackheads mostly on my nose and I even see less blackheads. It’s just amazing I love it. Honestly ever since I got the cleansing oil I’ve been even MORE excited in doing my nighttime routine. And as I said before I will be sharing my nighttime routine soon but I just need a little more time because I am trying products but so far it’s going really well ! 😍 thank you guys so much ! dear, klairs - Gentle Black Deep Cleansing Oil
dear, klairs-Gentle Black Deep Cleansing Oil
Update, extremely fast results in just 3 weeks!!
This is the first time i feel comfortable to my skin routine. Finally i can wear No Foundation . My skin became more brighter, more healthier and less acne , my skin tone is now more even with less pores. So the CeraVe - Hydrating Cream-To-Foam Cleanser is my skin saver and #The ordinary - Acne routine[products]#[FiveStars] is my new secret weapon for acne . All the story about being patient with the routine, and don’t panic if your skin breakout a lot on the first week that is normal till your skin becomes more tolerant with the new products on it . And please drink a lot Of Water it keeps you hydrate. Good luck for all of you
The Ordinary-AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution
Life Savers For Anyone With Large Pores!!
I'm very new to this whole skincare thing, so I still have a lot to learn. HOWEVER, these two products have changed my life!! I've had huge pores for as long as I can remember. For the longest time, I thought there was something wrong with the foundations I use as they sunk into my pores upon application. I've tried a few different brands of foundation and primers, every time being disappointed with how it looked on my skin. Then I found this app. I've only been using these products for a few weeks, but OMG what a difference!! Not only am I noticing a difference in the size of my pores already, but this primer practically eliminates them! I have never been able to apply foundation smoothly until I found this product. HOWEVER! I have also fallen inlove with The Ordinary's Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%! Since using this with other general skincare products I've been using regularly for years, my skin is clearing up to the point that I don't feel the need to wear any foundation at all! I can't wait to order some under eye creams and stuff for my dark spots. They're already in my basket at Sephora! Thank you to this amazing community. I have learned so much over the past few weeks from all of you, and I love that I can get REAL skin care recommendations. Keep shining on, gfs!!!!
The Ordinary-Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%
COSRX- Blackhead Power Liquid
I like this stuff. It keeps my nose pretty clear without drying it out, which is pretty impressive. I have sensitive combination skin and deal with break outs at least every other week. Lately my skin has been breaking out so bad that I needed an extra step in my skin care routine. So I found this and y’all... Literally within one day my pores were smaller, my blackheads were barely noticeable, and my skin felt smoother. What is it: Formulated with 4% Betaine Salicylate, COSRX BHA Blackhead Power Liquid reduces blackheads, clears pores, and dissolves excess sebum. Betaine Salicylate (BHA) is an active ingredient that chemically exfoliates skin by penetrating into the skin, resulting in clearer, brighter, smoother skin with less breakouts. Who is it for: All skin types. How to use it: After cleansing, pump 2-3 times to a cotton pad. Gently swipe across the skin or, you may spray it on your clean palms, and massage it all over your face. Ingredients: Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Water, Butylene Glycol, Betaine, Niacinamide, Betaine Salicylate, 1,2-Hexanediol, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Hyaluronate, Panthenol, Xanthan Gum, Ethyl HexanediolCOSRX - BHA Blackhead Power Liquid
COSRX-BHA Blackhead Power Liquid