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Perfume Tour - A Fragrance for Every Mood
Perfume Tour - A Fragrance for Every Mood
Perfume is hands down my favourite beauty category and has been forever! I remember falling in love with perfume as a child while sorting through my mom’s collection of beautiful, delicate bottles. One of my favourite things about perfume is that to me, it is the best memory. I will smell a certain perfume and be transported back to a specific moment in time and the feeling & emotions that can evoke...is priceless. When I was younger, I preferred the sugary sweet scents (like all the Britney Spears ones, Aqualina Pink Sugar, etc) but as I’ve gotten older I still prefer warm scents, but I love more spicy versions. Here’s a little tour of some of my favourites: YVES SAINT LAURENT - Black Opium Eau de Toilette - I know, I know - who doesn’t wear this one?! But it’s just so good. With notes of black coffee, white flowers, and vanilla, I find this one so warm & sexy - it’s perfect for a winter date night! GUERLAIN - Mon Eau de Toilette - key notes of lavender, bergamot, and vanilla. This one is incredible! It’s warm & sweet but not quite as heavy as Black Opium. It smells fancy, expensive, and classy. To me it would be perfect to wear on your wedding day! Maison Margiela - ’REPLICA’ Beach Walk - key notes of bergamot, heliotrope, and coconut milk. This is perfect for the summer, it’s warm but still has a light freshness. The only downfall is it doesn’t last long! CAUDALIE - Soleil des Vignes - this is like Beach Walk but a bit heavier and more of a sunscreen smell (which I LOVE) but lasts longer. I wore this a ton in the summer! Maison Margiela - 'REPLICA' Coffee Break Eau de Toilette - key notes are coffee accord, milk mousse, and lavender. This one is so unique! It smells warm and clean and...comforting? If that makes sense! Maison Margiela - REPLICA Whispers In The Library - key notes are pepper essence, tonka bean, and cedar wood. This is perfect for chilly Fall/Winter nights! It’s way too heavy to wear in warm weather IMO. It’s feminine and masculine at the same time (it’s marketed as a unisex fragrance) and lasts forever on the skin. gisou - Honey Infused Hair Perfume - I think everyone knows and loves this scent! It smells like warm honey with a bit of a white floral added in. This one can at times give me a bit of a headache, but if I use it lightly I do enjoy it. So can you tell that I have a theme?! I love warm & spicy scents and some of my favourite notes in perfume are bergamot, vanilla, patchouli, coconut, coffee, and lavender. I also clearly have a Replica fragrance obsession🙈 A few fragrances that I’m hoping to add to my collection are: - Guerlain Coconut Fizz - Replica By the Fireside - YSL Black Opium (repurchase) - Guerlain Mon Guerlain (repurchase) - Narciso Rodriguez NARCISO - Carolina Herrera Good Girl #CheriePartner
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'REPLICA' Coffee Break Eau de Toilette
Maison Margiela-'REPLICA' Coffee Break Eau de Toilette
Makeup Routine for Sensitive Skin
Makeup Routine for Sensitive Skin
I have sensitive normal-dry skin (depending on the time of year) and always look for products that are lightweight, hydrating, soothing, and that cover redness. With sensitive skin, you want to be careful when selecting and applying your makeup; your skin is likely very easily agitated and if you’re like me, you’re often dealing with redness. I struggle with redness on my cheeks, around my nose, and on my chin. For the most part, I try to avoid any products (especially face makeup) that is super heavily fragranced, because I can pretty much guarantee it’ll make my redness worse and/or cause a breakout. Here are some of the products that work for me and my sensitive skin and help to give me an even, glowy, but natural look! 1. COVER FX - Water Cloud Primer - this primer is very hydrating and soothing, it also helps to protect against blue light and pollution. I like to start with a hydrating primer, especially in the cold weather months, because my skin tends to be drier and I want my makeup to look smooth and even. If you find that your makeup clings to dry patches, make sure you are exfoliating 1-2 times weekly and adding moisture back into your skin with your skincare! 2. Quo - Quo Liquid Foundation (shade C3 Vanilla) - this foundation has a satin finish and always gives me a healthy glow (if you are oily you may need to set with powder but should still be able to wear this). I only use maybe 5-6 drops for my whole face because I like to still be able to see my actual skin. 3. HALEYS - Re:Cover Pressed Powder Foundation (shade 2.15 in the winter and 2.25 in the summer) - I am obsessed with this powder foundation; it melts into my skin and is so natural looking. It doesn’t make me look cakey or powdery and is so easy and quick to use. Typically I either wear this alone or I’ll use a bit of it over my liquid foundation in my t-zone to set it. 4. tarte - Shape Tape Concealer (shade Fair) - this is a holy grail in the beauty world for good reason, it has amazing coverage (can be drying). I apply a dot of this near the corner of my eye and another one near the outer corner, if my redness is really bad, I’ll also use a bit of this around my nose and on my chin. 5. ILIA - NightLite Bronzer Powder (shade Novelty) - I use a bronzer year round to warm up my skin & give a glow. This one is super pigmented so be careful! 6. essence - Make Me Brow Eyebrow Gel Mascara (shade 02 Browny Brows) - I loooove this stuff, it’s so quick and easy and holds up really well throughout the day. Also it’s like $3!! 7..HONEST - Extreme Length Mascara + Lash Primer - this stuff is amazing! It has a primer on one end and really does give amazing length. 8.DIOR - Addict Lip Maximizer Plumping Gloss - gives my lips the best glossy look! It’s iconic for a reason😉 #CheriePartner
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Addict Lip Maximizer Plumping Gloss
DIOR-Addict Lip Maximizer Plumping Gloss
The Best & The Blah - Hair Products @ Sephora
The Best & The Blah - Hair Products @ Sephora
My hair is long, fine, and blonde naturally but has also been bleached and colour treated for years. So with it being fine, that means it’s extra delicate and I have to make a special effort to take good care of it in order to prevent breakage/damage. I do a lot of shopping at Sephora (more than I’d like to admit) and have tried my fair share of brands and products when it comes to hair care. While I will say that most of my hair care favourites are NOT from Sephora (they’re from the salon), I’m here to showcase some of my faves products and some that are just meh...here we go! 1. BLAHBriogeo - Apple Superfoods Shampoo & Conditioner Hair Pack ($35/bottle CAN) - I like the light scent and I feel it does a decent job overall, but it’s not my favourite and I don’t feel it’s worth the price because it’s very basic. 2. BESTOUAI - OUAI Leave-In Conditioner (Full Size $34 CAN, this is a deluxe sample) - I use a leave-in every single time I wash my hair because my hair is long and fine and gets tangled so easily, so leave-in helps to combat that. I will definitely be purchasing the full size of this! 3. BLAHOUAI - Detox Shampoo ($39 CAN) - I find that this does cleanse my hair decently well but definitely doesn’t deep cleanse the way some other detox/clarifying shampoos I’ve used have. I was hoping it would be a bit more clarifying than it is, but I’m also glad it’s not super harsh or stripping. 4. BLAHdrybar - Hot Toddy Heat Protectant Mist (Full Size $36 CAN, this is a sample) - this is a basic heat protectant and you can definitely find something just as good, if not better, for much cheaper. Overall, would not recommend this one and it’s very strongly scented. 5. BLAH drybar - Prep Rally Prime & Prep Detangler ($32 CAN) - this one is definitely meh...I’m not entirely sure it does anything at all. It’s very lightweight and doesn’t provide any hydration, it might be better suited for hair that gets greasy easily🤷🏼‍♀️ 6. BLAHVERB - Sea Texture Spray (Full Size $20 CAN, this was in a set) - honestly, I don’t really love very many aerosol texture sprays. I find that they don’t really do much for my hair, but I keep trying them because I really want to find a good one😆 7. BEST VERB - VERB Dry Shampoo ($20 CAN) - this stuff is BOMB! I got it in a set and have been loving it. I love that it’s not aerosol and it does an amazing job at absorbing oil and giving the hair volume and texture. Highly recommend! 8. BESTVERB - Ghost Oil ($20 CAN) - I cant believe I waited so long to try this! It’s lightweight but hydrating and is great at combating static and frizz - it doesn’t make my hair feel greasy or weighed down at all! #CheriePartner
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Apple Superfoods Shampoo & Conditioner Hair Pack
Briogeo-Apple Superfoods Shampoo & Conditioner Hair Pack
Skincare Trends - Antipollution Skincare
Skincare Trends - Antipollution Skincare
I have sensitive, normal-dry skin and always look for products that will hydrate, soothe, and protect my skin. Recently, “Antipollution Skincare” has got more and more traction in the beauty world so I’m going to tell you a little bit about this trend and some of the products I’ve tried that are marketed to help protect against pollution and environmental stressors. Pollution and it’s effects on our skin and overall health have long been studied and have been shown to cause inflammation, premature aging, clogged pores, dullness, and discolouration. 1. COVER FX - Water Cloud Primer ($50 CAN) - A skin defense complex helps defend against blue light emissions + urban pollutants including heavy metals and free radicals. This primer feels lightweight and hydrating on the skin and wears well under makeup. 2. DRUNK ELEPHANT - D-Bronzi Anti-Pollution Sunshine Drops ($48 CAN) - Like sunshine in a bottle without the damaging effects; replenishes the delicate balance that supports a healthy barrier function and boosts skin’s defenses against pollution and environmental stressors. I truly love this product, it gives you a glow and can even be worn by super fair skin tones (like me). 3. SKINCEUTICALS - Physical Fusion Uv Defense SPF 50 ($48 CAN) Provides broad spectrum UVA/UVB Protection, boosts radiance for a more even, luminous complexion, and helps boost skin’s natural defenses to environmental stress. This SPF is my favourite of all time, it’s not greasy and gives the most beautiful glow - it’s amazing! 4. #Institut Esthederm - InCellium City Spray[products]#[FiveStars] ($39 CAN) - Hydrates and strengthens the skin’s natural defences against environmental aggressors for more youthful-looking skin. This stuff smells amazing, feels amazing, and is overall so nice. It is a super fine mist and feels so extremely refreshing on the skin - I love it! #CheriePartner
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D-Bronzi Anti-Pollution Sunshine Drops
DRUNK ELEPHANT-D-Bronzi Anti-Pollution Sunshine Drops
Skincare from Around the World🌏
Skincare from Around the World🌏
I have sensitive normal-dry skin depending on the time of year. I also have some rosacea in my cheeks and do get texture and breakouts sometimes. I’m going to showcase 3 brands from different countries around the world and tell you a bit about each product. First up, is the Mèrv Skin Moonlight Renewal Oil made in Canada. This high performance face oil provides a rich source of powerful natural antioxidants and Essential Fatty Acids to revitalize and nourish your skin. The revolutionary formula beautifully sinks in, leaving skin noticeably younger-looking, replenished, and glowy. Highlighted Ingredients: - Pomegranate Seed Oil - Seaberry Oil - Argan Oil - Ylang ylang Oil This oil is light but hydrating and I love the smell of it. It feels very nourishing on the skin and not to heavy or greasy. This product was sent to me by the brand to try and review. It retails for $80 Canadian which is on the higher end for a facial oil. I typically apply this oil over top of my serums/treatments as a last step in my routine on nights I feel I need some extra hydration. TATCHA - The Silk Canvas Protective Primer - Tatcha originates in San Fransisco, USA and is velvety priming balm of pressed silk that smooths and makes makeup last longer while keeping it out of skin, helping to prevent clogged pores and breakouts. I discovered this primer when everyone in the beauty world starting singing it’s praises and of course needed to try it for myself! I typically apply this primer after I’ve done my skincare and applied another primer; I’ll apply this primer just to my t-zone and cheeks to blur pores. I absolutely love this primer! It feels so incredibly silky and amazing on the skin and does a great job at filling pores and making the skin literally a canvas for perfect makeup application. It has a light clean scent and the texture is so smooth and easy to blend into the skin. I only have the mini size, the full size is $68 which I think is pretty steep for a primer. LANEIGE - Lip Glowy Balm - Laneige is a Korean skincare brand that has become huge all over the world over the last few years. The Lip Glowy Balm is a lightweight, moisture-coating lip balm for hydrated, tinted, and kissable lips throughout the day. I love the texture of these balms; they’re glossy but not sticky and do feel somewhat hydrating. I think the $20 price point is reasonable so I would definitely repurchase or grab another flavour. I usually apply one of these in the morning before work and/or throughout the day. #CheriePartner
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Lip Glowy Balm
LANEIGE-Lip Glowy Balm
Ultimate False Eyelashes Guide
Ultimate False Eyelashes Guide
I have average sized eyes I’d say...maybe even on the smaller side. I always look for ways to make my eyes appear bigger and I feel like false lashes definitely help! I am not the biggest fan of glue-on lashes because I can never seem to get them on properly and/or they don’t stay on. I typically end up ruining my eye makeup in the process of trying to get my lashes on. Then I discovered magnetic lashes; at first I definitely thought they were just a gimmick and that there was no way I would use and like them. But then I tried them. Whether you’re using regular glue-on lashes, self-adhesive lashes, or magnetic lashes, there’s a few things you should know before applying - here’s my tips & tricks: I always apply a thin line of black eyeliner at the base of my lash line to help blend the lashes into my lash line I also always apply one coat of mascara to my lashes before applying fake lashes to help blend my natural lashes into the falsies (this is especially important if your lashes are blonde like mine) I always trim my lashes to fit my eye; I never just use them out of the package. I put the lash on my eye (without glue) to measure first and then trim off a bit from the outer corner (don’t trim from the inner corner because it makes the corner of the lash become to wide) With magnetic lashes, you apply a thin line of the liner to one eye at a time, allow it to dry, and then repeat. After the second coat is dry, you apply the lashes. They go on seamlessly (in my experience) and stay put all night. They can also be reused after wear! The lashes I’m wearing here are from a Canadian company called Blink Brow & Beauty and retail for $60 Canadian; the kit comes with these magnetic lashes as well as another more dramatic set and the black liquid liner.
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Must Have Skincare for Sensitive Skin
Must Have Skincare for Sensitive Skin
So I am declaring myself the queen of sensitive skin. I have had sensitive skin my whole life and I feel like it’s only gotten worse as I’ve gotten older because I also have rosacea and then there’s also the fact that...I’m getting older (😭😭😭). I have a lot of dryness and redness in my cheeks, around my nose, and some around my chin which is mostly related to hormones and all that fun stuff. I do also get hormonal breakouts and am just starting to get some minor fine lines. As I’ve learned more about skincare and tried many (so many) products over the years, these are some that have become staples for me! I try to be really careful with how often I add new products and make sure I fully read the ingredients to know if they’ll be good for my sensitive skin. • a good basic moisturizer (ideally containing ceramides) will go a long way; I mean basic in the sense that it doesn’t do a lot other than focus on hydrating + protecting your skin. I love the DRUNK ELEPHANT - Lala Retro Whipped Cream • serums, serums, serums! They’re such a great way to add concentrated ingredients to your routine and boost all that goodness into your skin. I’ve been loving the Corpa Flora - Antidote HB5 Hydration and the 03 Redness Relief by the same brand - such a great duo for hydrating and soothing! • hyaluronic acid (like this one by Allies of Skin) is SO good for sensitive skin and adds a boost hydration back into your skin’s barrier Allies of Skin - Triple Hyaluronic Antioxidant Hydration Serum • vitamin c is literally amazing for everyone but if you have sensitive skin just be careful with the concentration + additives! This one is amaaazing SKINCEUTICALS - Serum 10 Aox+ and does such a great job of brightening + clearing my skin. • masks targeted to soothing, gently exfoliating, calming, etc. A couple of my favourites lately are the SKINCEUTICALS - PHYTO CORRECTIVE MASK Calming Face Mask For Blotchy Skin (tip - keep this one in the fridge, it feels SO GOOD) and the insta natural - Exfoliating Glycolic Mask - they’ve both made a big difference in my skin. • face mists are a must for me to keep my skin hydrated + refreshed! I find rose water mists are super soothing for my sensitive skin. What are your go-to products for sensitive skin?! #CheriePartner
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Antidote HB5 Hydration
Corpa Flora-Antidote HB5 Hydration
Simple AM Skincare Routine for Sensitive Skin
Simple AM Skincare Routine for Sensitive Skin
I like to keep my skincare pretty simple in the morning because a) I enjoy sleeping more than I enjoy getting up + ready for the day and b) my skin is super sensitive and doesn’t love or appreciate a 10 step routine. My skin type these days is sensitive/normal I’d say...I used to consider myself oily or combination but that was when I didn’t know anything about skincare and used harsh products to strip my skin and didn’t use moisturizer of any kind because I was “too oily”🙃 My skin is highly reactive and is almost always some shade of red.. I also have some rosacea in my cheeks. I do get hormonal breakouts on my chin occasionally before my period but have never overly struggled with breakouts. These are the steps I usually take in the AM: 1️⃣ Grab a coffee.. today happens to be Saturday so my fiancé got us Tim Hortons (classic Canadian weekend behaviour) 2️⃣ First, I cleanse my skin using a toner or micellar water and a reusable cotton round, I’ve been loving this BABOR - Cleansing Rose Toning Essence lately. I don’t wash my face in the morning because I find it too stripping and personally my skin just doesn’t need it...you do you though! 3️⃣ Then I apply my vitamin c, this SKINCEUTICALS - Serum 10 Aox+ is amaaaazing for sensitive skin. I’ve never noticed as much of a change in my skin as far as brightening and clearing effects as I have with this serum. 4️⃣ Next, I apply my moisturizer and this BEAUTYBIO - The Quench Quadralipid Rapid Recovery Facial Moisturizer is unbelievable for my skin. It is so hydrating and soothing and makes my skin feel like velvet. I looove applying this stuff! 5️⃣ Lastly, I apply my eye cream. Typically I use one of two from Caudalie, this CAUDALIE - Premier Cru Anti-Aging Eye Cream is usually the one I use in the morning. It’s super hydrating without being heavy and wears nicely under makeup. Sometimes, I’ll finish off my routine with a mist of some sort because I am OBSESSED with mists, but today I didn’t. I’ll also add a serum in here and there for some extra hydration or if I’m targeting anything specific. ALSO I added my SKINCEUTICALS - Physical Fusion Uv Defense SPF 50 after, completely forgot about it while filming - it’s the best! And that’s my morning routine...thanks for watching! #CheriePartner
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Cleansing Rose Toning Essence
BABOR-Cleansing Rose Toning Essence
My Holy Grail Makeup Tools✨
My Holy Grail Makeup Tools✨
So I am 100% one of those girls who used to apply all of my makeup with my hands/fingers. Even to this day there’s certain products that I’d just rather use my fingers and prefer the finish that gives. However, I (finally) started adding to my collection of makeup tools in recent years and these 3 specifically are ones that have reached holy grail status for me. • HALEYS - RE:MIX Complexion Sponge - I’m a big fan of beauty sponges in general and have used a few different brands over the years. In my opinion, this beauty sponge is comparable to the Beauty Blender and is sold for a fraction of the cost (spoiler - I actually prefer this one!). I love using a damp beauty sponge for concealer and cream products as well as to “bake” my makeup. A little trick I do with my damp beauty sponge as well is to go over my entire face with it after all of my makeup is on and my setting spray has been applied to blend everything in and pick up and excess product - it makes the finish of your makeup look seamless and flawless! •REAL TECHNIQUES - REAL TECHNIQUES Blush Brush - a friend of mine recommended this brush and said it was amazing for blush and bronzer and she was not wrong! It’s so fluffy and soft but not super dense so it allows you to build up the product for a natural looking finish. This brush is affordable and you can find Real Techniques brushes at lots of drugstores and department stores. • tarte - Setting Superpower Powder Brush - this brush is huge and super dense which may be intimidating for some people but I loved it from the first time I tried it! The fact that it’s big works perfectly to apply loose or pressed powder with a flawless finish. It’s great because it doesn’t just absorb all of the product into the brush because it is so dense so you don’t use as much powder. I love this one for setting my face or even sometimes for applying powder foundation. It was in a set that Tarte had a few years ago at Sephora that is no longer available so I’m not sure if you can still purchase the brush anywhere, but in general the size and density of this brush is something I’d look for again in a powder brush. Obviously I have other makeup and beauty tools that I love and use often but these 3 are ones that I reach for every day. Thanks for reading! #CheriePartner
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RE:MIX Complexion Sponge
HALEYS-RE:MIX Complexion Sponge
Affordable Beauty Room Organization
Affordable Beauty Room Organization
Swipe through to see how I organize my beauty space >>>>> Hi, I’m Brittany and I’m obsessed with organizing. I personally find organizing in general so relaxing and I often do it if I’m feeling stressed or anxious. I love finding a place for everything and removing clutter - honestly it brings me such joy. I’m not doing to make this a super long post because I feel like the photos spread for themselves, but I will tell you where I got most of the things I use to organize my space. • beauty carousel (I made this name up lol) that spins - Amazon • acrylic drawer units - the dollar store • desk - Wayfair (before I knew about all their cringy, shady behaviour) • mirror/drawer unit - this is a vanity topper that I bought second hand from a buy and sell site • acrylic drawer organizers - the dollar store • white stool - Walmart • plastic drawer units - Walmart As you can see, everything pictured was very affordable. No, I didn’t buy it all at once, this was a project that took me months to bring together and it is still a work in progress. BUT just know that you can create a nice, organized space and not have to spend a ton of money to achieve it. #CheriePartner
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Fake It ‘Til You Make It - Juicy Lips Edition
Fake It ‘Til You Make It - Juicy Lips Edition
So I definitely have not been blessed with naturally luscious lips - in fact, my lips are quite small. As you can see in the photos, when I smile with my teeth my top lip nearly disappears. I actually have always been super self conscious of the size of my lips and used to never smile with my teeth because I felt it really accentuated how small my lips are. First things first, be proud and work what you’ve got friends! You do not need to have huge plump lips (or anything else for that matter) to be beautiful, you are beautiful just the way you are. But if you are interested in some ways you can make your lips appear larger naturally with a few quick tricks, keep on reading! 1️⃣ Exfoliate your lips using your tooth brush or some sugar - both are cheap, easy ways to get all that yucky dead skin off and get the blood pumping in your lips. Wipe them off using a warm washcloth. 2️⃣ This one seems kinda weird, but apply a light layer of minty or cinnamon toothpaste on your lips and leave it for a minute or so before wiping off with a warm washcloth. 3️⃣ Slightly over line your top + bottom lip in the centre only - line the rest of the lips as usual 4️⃣ Add a line in the centre of your bottom lip and a line under each peak of your Cupid’s bow on the top lip. 5️⃣ Apply a balm or a lip gloss all over the lips (in the picture on the left I used the BUXOM - Babes Who Brunch Full-On Plumping Lip Cream Collection it’s the BEST formula for plumping without burning) And that’s it! These are the tips and tricks that work for me when I want to appear to have a more juicy pout lol - if you try them, I hope they work for you too!
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Babes Who Brunch Full-On Plumping Lip Cream Collection
BUXOM-Babes Who Brunch Full-On Plumping Lip Cream Collection
Farmacy Sleep Tight - Must have Clean Beauty!
Farmacy Sleep Tight - Must have Clean Beauty!
Awhile ago, I was generously gifted some of Farmacy’s best-selling products and I can tell you with 100% honesty that I have been beyond impressed with them.⁣ ⁣ This product is by far the standout for me and I legit look forward to using it every night. I’ll tell you all about it below👇🏻⁣ ⁣ “Get your beauty sleep with this lightweight balm that works its magic overnight! This solid balm melts into a dreamy oil-gel that quickly absorbs into the skin to lift, firm and fight the signs of aging. Wake up to beautifully revived, hydrated skin.”⁣ ⁣ • Fights the signs of aging (w/ plant-based retinoids)⁣ • Nourishes & Protects (to reinforce the skin’s barrier)⁣ • Gets you glowing (w/ vitamin c + cichoric acid)⁣ ⁣ I love the smell, I love the texture, and I love waking up with visibly smoother + brighter skin (not kidding folks, it really works).⁣ #CherieConversations
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Sleep Tight Firming Night Balm
FARMACY-Sleep Tight Firming Night Balm
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