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You got ECZEMA?! Overnight healing eczema cream
eczema honey - Nut-Free Skin-Soothing Cream It’s only appropriate to talk about my dry skin in the winter❄️ Personally, I’ve had eczema since I was a baby and it’s always been a struggle to find what products work on my sensitive skin. Unfortunately my eczema is year round, but of course the winter time is the worst. I found eczema honey over a year ago and it has changed my dry skin for the better. Eczema honey co has MANY products to treat eczema and psoriasis, however the skin soothing cream is my favorite. It comes in two forms, one is the original and the other is nut free. 🥜The nut free eczema honey ingredients include organic beeswax, organic pure honey, grape seed oil, and organic sunflower oil. My eczema tends to itch A LOT and this causes me to scratch leaving horrific rashes and scars on my body. I only apply this product at night and when I do I apply a very thick layer on where the eczema is noticeable most. You can apply this as a mask as well, but I find it to work extremely well when left on over night. They say there is no cure for eczema, but eczema honey is definitely a solution to my itchy unwanted problems🍯
eczema honey-Nut-Free Skin-Soothing Cream
Summer Friday’s on a Friday is just my cup of tea! I received this product after attending Sephoria and I was pretty skeptical about this $48 mask. However, as someone who suffers from extremely dry skin and eczema, hydration is key. I recently started this full time lifestyle and it’s this product that saved me from those awful puffy eyes and dull skin texture. I have incorporated this antioxidant rich mask into my nighttime routine and I even use it as an overnight mask waking up with brighter skin! The consistency is extremely smooth and be careful not to squeeze too much out of the tube because you only need a very thin layer. For $48 you don’t receive a large tube of product, but they emphasize using a little goes a long way. I would definitely reinvest my money into this product because I have yet to find anything with the same properties. I can’t vouch for it getting rid of fine lines or wrinkles as that’s not a major concern of mine, but it does reduce my puffiness and brightens my skin! And it smells a little like the original scented Jergens lotion. Overall I’m giving SUMMER FRIDAYS - Jet Lag Maska 5/5!
SUMMER FRIDAYS-Jet Lag Mask
You ever go out and buy a product that does you no justice? That's exactly what happened with Morphe's new fluidity foundation ($18) and Tarte Cosmetics Amazonian Clay 12 hour blush ($29). Now let's spill the real tea, yes Morphe's new foundation passed the full coverage test, however it completely failed the waterproof test. This full coverage foundation is not meant for humid weather conditions nor is it reliable in the rain. This foundation also has a matte finish, which may not be the best fit for my dry skin gals/pals out there. Imagine putting on a full face and then adding your blush on top and it turns out ashy?! This is tarte's amazonian 12 hour wear blush. I purchased this blush in the shade "paaarty" and it was a complete disappointment. It had little color payoff and a lot of flashback. The formula was not as consistent as I imagined. What would Ariana Grande say to these products? Thank you, next!
tarte-Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush
Whose guilty of buying the same products over and over again? I am! As someone who has suffered from eczema for years, Cerave face wash ($10.49) has seemed to be the only answer to my problems. What other face wash is simple and clean? After years of using expensive cleanser that I wasn't too sure if it did anything for my skin, I switched to the CeraVe Foaming Facial cleanser for my AM and PM skin routine. It's light and does a great job or getting out the day's dirt and grime from your face. The foam is a nice plus. As for the Real Techniques beauty blender ($5.99), I switched after continuing to tear my Beauty Blender and rolling my eyes as I went to Sephora to repurchase. This blender is a more than a third cheaper, a lot sturdier, and amazing at applying foundation or concealer like a second skin. I prefer it ten fold over the Beauty Blender and will never go back. But who loves a sharp precise brow?! I do and so does Anastasia Beverly Hills! The Dipbrow ($18) along with her #12 precision brow brush ($18) allows you all to perfect a brow that snatches souls. Don't forget to finish off your look with one of my all time faves from amazon Sacha Buttercup ($24.95) to set your entire look and get ready for your red carpet entrance. Once the night is over, don't forget to use another one of my faves Clinique Take the day off makeup remover ($19.50). I love this makeup remover and I have been using it for years. TBH it's the only one I use. It works magically well removing my eye makeup. It's very gentle and doesn't sting if gotten in my eye. They also have a travel size of 50ml which fits perfectly in my makeup bag. HIGHLY recommend!
ANASTASIA Beverly Hills-Brush #12
Do you know those people who can't get rid of any makeup products? Whether cracked, expired, or EMPTY?! Well I am them. It has been 4 years going strong using Anastasia Beverly Hills Illuminator ($49.99) and MAC's Studio Fix Plus Foundation ($31). As some of you may know, Anastasia Beverly Hills promised to not restock the So Hollywood Illuminator anytime soon, so here I am sparingly using her lighter every other weekend to get that natural filter for my complexion. I have also been using MAC products my entire life. MAC not only was my first makeup brand to successfully meet all of my needs, but it is my holy grail for all foundation based products. Anastasia Beverly Hills Illuminator in so Hollywood is the perfect addition to achieve that "natural glow" and MAC's Studio Fix Foundation powder will have your skin feeling like milk! Name a better duo, i'll wait.
MAC-Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation
NAIL POLISH DRY IN 60 SECONDS?! In this post I put 3 methods to the test: 💅🏾Sally Hansen Insta Dry by itself 💅🏽Sally Hansen Regular Nail Polish by itself 💅🏼Sally Hansen + Seche Vite Fast Dry Top Coat To my surprise the Insta Dri actually worked✅ and the seche vite fast dry top coat failed❌ watch to see!
long story short...I had acne. Looking back it wasn’t the worst thing ever, but at the time it made me feel like the ugliest human on planet earth. I would come home everyday and wash my face thinking that having makeup on for a shorter amount of time would help, and then I would cry. I would go sit in front of my heater so that my face got all red from the heat that it made it harder for me to see my pimples, I would make concoctions in my bathroom trying to find something that would help and stayed up all night researching skin products and cleansers to help...sound familiar? That was my life for about a year. Finally after spending so much money on random products I thought would help me I came across la rochey posay acne kit and picked it up at my local Walgreens. Let’s just say I saw INSTANT results. The first couple of weeks my face was dry beyond belief but with the help of a little moisturizer it was nothing I couldn’t handle. After a month I was only left with scars that faded over time and now..nothing. This is my personal story but I must say that anytime anyone asks me what I do to get such clear skin I send them to go get the acne kit and they almost always love it as much as me !LA ROCHE-POSAY - EFFACLAR ACNE TREATMENT SYSTEM
LA ROCHE-POSAY -EFFACLAR ACNE TREATMENT SYSTEM
🥛J-beauty: SANA Soymilk Whitening Lotion 🥛
SANA - Namerakahonpo Soymilk Whitening Milky Lotion About me 🤗 and the product 🥛 Skin type/skin tone I have combination skin. My t-zone is in the range of normal to oily skin and I have dry skin on my cheeks. My skin tone is warm ivory with a slight reddish discoloration in my cheeks 🧐I also have some freckles across my cheeks and my nose bridge. 🥛Product function The product claims to provide the skin with moisture that penetrates the skin and help with pigmentation and dark spots ⚫️ 🥛Texture/consistency The texture and consistency is a thick fluffy soft liquid that is not really runny. It can’t be considered creamy but is extremely light in contrast to the consistency. 🥛Packaging The packaging is a standard upright plastic squeeze bottle with a snap on cap. The bottle is all white and I haven’t seen any leakage problems. Beauty story 📖 🥛Overall experience I learned that Japanese 🇯🇵 people like using a pre-moisturizing liquid called a lotion and then a moisturizer or what they call a milk right after as a 2 step routine that provides absolute hydration to the skin 💦. So I bought this product and a Curél moisture facial milk (will talk about this product later!). I’ve been using this product before my moisturizer, as a “toner” for almost half a year already. 🥛Verdict ❤️❤️ I love this product! It’s so thick in consistency but is not heavy at all on the skin. It also makes my skin feel super supple and bouncy. My face feels super prepped after using this product before my moisturizer. It provides the skin with enough moisture but doesn’t overload the skin. I feel like my skin has been so clear and smooth 😍. It has also been helping with my pigmentation. I haven’t been noticing any new dark spots pop up so that’s a plus! 🥛Recommend? ✅✅ I absolutely recommend this product! I have sensitive and combination skin but I have not seen any breakouts in my more oily areas and have not seen any irritation at all! The dry areas on my face has also been getting great hydration 💧 and are not really dry anymore. 🥛Worth it? 💰 Yes!! It’s around $14 for 200ml or depending on where you buy it. I feel like it’s absolutely worth the time and money to use this product if you’re looking for clear supple skin ❤️.
SANA-Namerakahonpo Soymilk Whitening Milky Lotion
Lunch time self love! Getting a run in at work!
I’m training for a half marathon which means I have been running everyday! I’ve learned that self disciple IS self love because it’s doing the things that GET you to where you wanna be, not doing the things that distract you from your reality. I’ve been feeling so good lately since I began training, and I’m so happy I started valuing my health and myself more 🥰 When I run at work during lunch to get my miles in, I def risk showing up to my desk all sweaty Betty. Not wanting to repel my coworkers, and not having enough time to shower, my savior has become.. wipes! Particularly Busy Body’s Gigantic Body Wipes busy BEAUTY - Gigantic Body Wipes these wipes are HUGE and do such a great job of wiping alllll my sweat away and deodorizing. After using them; I throw on a fresh shirt and pants, moisturize my face (with primera - Alpine Berry Water Cream of course), slap on some spf because YOUTH and then I’m back to work.
primera-Alpine Berry Water Cream
candy cream bath bubble bar
so this product smelled absolutely amazing let me start there, the bubble bars are nice because you can use them multiple times too, just run it under the shower head to create bubbles and bam you got it, this one smelled heavenly and made beautiful bubbles, i would recommend it if you’re new to bubble bars and want to try one :)LUSH - Creamy Candy BUBBLE BARS
LUSH-Creamy Candy BUBBLE BARS
EMPTY: Indeed Labs Hydration Booster
I was so sad when I emptied my indeed LABORATORIES - Hydration Booster: Intense Hydration + 2% Niacinamide !! 🥺🥺💕💕 This serum (kindly gifted) was such an amazing staple in my routine! It had a light milky texture, absorbed into my skin really well, and worked great layered with my other skincare products - I never experienced any pilling when I used this 🙌🏻 A little goes a long way with this and I was able to incorporate a few drops into my routine everyday for about 4 months. It’s meant to be added to your routine as an added layer of hydration and could be used alone or mixed into your favourite serums or moisturizer. It contains niacinamide and my skin absolutely loves niacinamide because it’s an ingredient that has tons of wonderful benefits like helping minimize the appearance of pores, redness and blotchiness, and helping treat hyperpigmentation and fine lines/wrinkles. It’s an ingredient that a lot of us could benefit from using! 🤩 This worked fantastic for my sensitive/dry/dehydrated skin and I will definitely be purchasing a restock for this. Ever since I incorporated this into my routine, my skin was left looking and feeling plump, hydrated, smooth, nourished and dewy!! 💦 I would highly recommend giving this hydration booster a try, especially during the winter, this would be a great addition to your skincare routine.
indeed LABORATORIES-Hydration Booster: Intense Hydration + 2% Niacinamide
Aquaphor - Lip Repair + Protect Broad Spectrum SPF 30 🌊 🌊 🌊 3 stars because it doesn’t really replenish or revive dehydrated lips in terms of plumpness and discoloration. I believe the vaseline-like product isn’t meant for that. Perhaps in severely wintery and dry weather, this Aquaphor would shine! In my Cali climate, this was an average lip balm. Almost a bit too thick and pasty at times however. Then again, there is the SPF, so you could see how given all these factors, I’m kinda torn over this tube. I wouldn’t really recommend it, but if you’re looking for something super basic - something just to get the job done - ie if you’re traveling up to the mountains, I’d toss this in your bag.
Aquaphor-Lip Repair + Protect Broad Spectrum SPF 30