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Tatcha Kissu Lip Mask
TATCHA - The Kissu Lip Mask is a soothing, non sticky jelly lip mask of Japanese peach and olive-derived squalane that softens, smooths, and helps restore for visibly plump lips. SKIN CARE CONCERNS: Dryness, fine-lines & wrinkles, and dull and uneven texture Packed with some of the best extracts, oils, vitamins and nourishing omegas to bring you soft, supple lips. I’ve wanted to try this beautify out for some time so decided to purchase it for my birthday. I put a layer on last night and went to sleep. My lips feel incredibly soft. It’s says for best results use once a week but I have a feeling I’ll be using this more often 2-3). At least until my lips are healed. THIS IS NOT A SCRUB-EXFOLIATING TREATMENT. IT IS A LIP MASK THAT RESTORES TOUR LIPS LEAVING THEM PLUMP AND SOFT! 💋 I did find it similar to LANEIGE - Lip Sleeping Mask Limited Edition-Sweet Candy but Leneige is tacky feeling and you really need a lot to coat the lips. I’ll be able to form a strong opinion on the both once I’ve worked with Tatcha Kissu longer. Mischief ❤️ skinnes 🍒
LANEIGE-Lip Sleeping Mask Limited Edition-Sweet Candy
Perfect Moisturizer & SPF in one!
I was very pleased with this sample from Murad. I don’t usually have high hopes when it comes to an SPF and moisturizer in one. But this left my face perfectly moisturized and left no tacky, thick residue that an SPF can sometimes do. Although it is safe to use on all skin types I would say it’s probably more geared for normal to dry skin. It’s very thin and absorbs easily. A nice creamy formula. I only took one ⭐️ away for its small amount of added fragrance, not detectable by the nose. Murad - Essential-C Day Moisture Broad Spectrum SPF 30 PA+++ also worked great under my makeup. I almost felt like I was applying a primer as it absorbed so well. My makeup did not pill or run. I would definitely pick this one up for me as an indoor SPF. I choose to wear SPF indoors as well and this would be a great option to cover both my moisturizer and SPF needs. There are sometimes I feel I need a bit heavier of a moisturizer when working with my makeup, so it wouldn’t work for those times. Have you tried this one out. It is a little more expensive at $65 for 1.7 oz but it’s still going on my wishlist! 🍊 Much ❤️ skinnies 🍒
Murad-Essential-C Day Moisture Broad Spectrum SPF 30 PA+++
I’m a lipgloss hoarder!
I have fine lips so I tend to stick to a lipgloss over a lipstick. And whenever I’m out shopping and spot a lipgloss, 9 out of 10 times it goes in my cart. The ones pictured are not even all I own. They are so scattered between bags, luggage, purses and cars that I never know when one will pop up. My favorites would have to be Too Faced - Lip Injection Lip Gloss This stuff really works! You will get a tingle but it’s not bad. I get a nice definition to my lips when I use this but the gloss isn’t enough. Once I’ve got my lips plumped then I come back in with a different gloss. Want to see some funny reactions from your friends??? Don’t tell them this is a lip pumper and watch them freak out! I laughed a good long while when my SIL went to put some on. I was driving so I didn’t see what she was using. She said it felt like bee stings! Woah! DIOR - DIOR Addict Lip Glow Color Reviving Lip BalmDIOR - Addict Lip Maximizer Plumping Gloss The Dior ones are good. They don’t offer much for plumping but for me to have a pop of gloss on that lasts about an hour, I like them. PATRICK TA - Major Glow Lip Shine This was one of my favorites. The gloss doesn’t last long though. Easy to apply I just ordered today the LAWLESS - Forget the Filler Lip Plumper Line Smoothing Gloss (influenced by @Mallory) It’s been out of stock for so long and I can’t wait to try it out. On the pictures shown I love that it gives the lips a nice coat of gloss, almost blurring them (no lines). The reviews were mixed as to how well it plumps but for me, if I manage to get even a little from a lipgloss, I’m happy. What’s your favorite lipgloss? Do you ever repurchase the same one or are you more like me always trying new ones out? Much ❤️ skinnies 🍒
DIOR-Addict Lip Maximizer Plumping Gloss
Summer Dreams are made of these
These four products are my “go-to’s” once the AZ days hit the mid 70’s. I love sitting outside and gradually growing my tan with BAJA BAE - Carmel Lotion I can spend just 1/2 an hour and after about a week, my legs look like I’ve been living at the beach! I do also use it on other areas of my body but keep my face and décolletage area sun screened and cover with a hat. The scent is so yummy! And the product does not stain or stick to everything. It’s the perfect tanning booster I’ve ever worked with. This isn’t a sunless tanner but a cream that boost the effects of the sun. So if you are only out in the sun for 20 mins it will help you tan faster. ALWAYS WEAR AN SPF - $29 When it’s time to go out on the town I love taking the BAJA BAE - Pre-order Happy Glo-lucky Drops and adding just 2 drops into my moisturizer or my foundation. It gives me such a beautiful glow. Very similar to other popular glow drops on the market. They do not run, stain or get sticky. Remove easily with a gentle face wash. - $39 And who doesn’t love SOL de Janeiro - Brazilian Bum Bum Cream SOL de Janeiro - Brazilian Crush Body Fragrance Mist I wear this all year round. The lotion absorbs easily into my skin leaving smelling like a hot summer night! Bring on the drinks 🍹 Bum Bum is by far my favorite scent. And now my daughters and mothers. 😂 Are you itching for the summer already? ❤️🍒
BAJA BAE- Pre-order Happy Glo-lucky Drops
How many masks are too many...?
I used to love masking! I’d do at least 1 to 2 a week. Now I’ve gotten lazy and just don’t do them and I have so many I need to start using before they expire! For me, I feel having an exfoliating mask and a hydrating mask is all you need. Unless your using the product consistently you’re not going to see changes. Masks are great for plumping up the skin, adding hydration and even a soft glow. But of all the masks I’ve used I’ve never found long term effects from them (except exfoliating). One way I like to use them is right before a big night (or day) out. To give my skin that added boost. Some that are great for doing so are: FARMACY - Honey Potion Renewing Antioxidant Hydration Mask GLOW RECIPE - Watermelon + AHA Glow Sleeping Mask (use as a 10 min mask) SUMMER FRIDAYS - Jet Lag Mask FIRST AID BEAUTY - Hello FAB Ginger & Turmeric Vitamin C Jelly Mask And many others that help brighten and hydrate! I will also not go without my exfoliating masks which I do once a week. Some faves are: PAULA'S CHOICE - 25% AHA + 2% BHA Exfoliant Peel YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Yerba Mate Resurfacing Energy Facial The Ordinary - AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution HERBIVORE - Prism 20% AHA + 5% BHA Exfoliating Glow Facial And a few others I have that I liked to use; BIOSSANCE - Squalane + Tea Tree Detox Mask ELEMIS - Superfood Vital Veggie Mask bliss - Mighty Marshmallow Mask Unfortunately as I said, I just don’t mask as often as I used to. And I feel it isn’t necessary. If you like to then I suggest you get yourself an exfoliating and moisturizing/hydrating mask and you should be good to go. Treatments are where you want to really zone in and specialize your finances for. Is it Friday yet? Ugh! I’ve been down all week with a neck I cannot turn - ouchie! And a migraine on top of that! I’m ready to knock my dogs out cause they are wanting out every half hour (it’s nice here ⛅️) Much ❤️ my skinnies 🍒
PAULA'S CHOICE-25% AHA + 2% BHA Exfoliant Peel
I was recently sent this Caudalie serum via Octoly, gifted by Caudalie. I’m a long time user of their CAUDALIE - Vinoperfect Radiance Serum The Brightening Solution so I was excited to be able to give this a try. First off, I love the bottle. It’s a pink frosted glass that has the best way to dispense the product. You can turn the nozzle to lock it as well. One pump covers my face and neck so I typically use 1.5 pumps to cover my décolletage as well. I use it both am/pm and apply it after toning. It does have a slight perfume scent to it. This is why I took one ⭐️ away. It’s not overwhelming and doesn’t linger but I much prefer my skincare without fragrance. It leaves no tacky residue. I’ve been using it now for 2.5 weeks so I cannot determine if it’s making any changes. That’s my one complaint about Octoly is you have to have your review in within 21 days and that to me isn’t long enough to have results from a product like this. For a wash, moisturizer or sunscreen it’s fine but it can take up to 3 months before any results can be seen with serums. I usually won’t do a review until it’s been apart of my routine for over 30 days. What I can say is this hasn’t caused me any irritation and I do feel in combination with my other skincare products I will indeed see positive change. I’m now 47 (🙈) and can proudly say I have hardly a visible line to be seen. Being a “mature” woman comes with some unfortunate flaws (although I like to say every line or spot I can see tells about my life journey- except the stubborn acne scars!). One worry I have looking at the woman in my family is sagging skin. It’s definitely genetic. So I will be doing all I can to keep this face firm! And this serum promises to do so. ——— This oil-free serum visibly firms, lifts & reduces the look of fine lines with Caudalie's exclusive patented alternative to retinol to visibly firm skin. This serum has the highest concentration of Caudalie's exclusive patent Resveratrol + Hyaluronic acid + Vegan collagen alternative. This patented blend is a clean and non-irritating retinol alternative, proven to be 2X more effective than retinol to visibly firm skin. —— Once I hit the bottom of the bottle (probably 2.5-3 months) I will know if it’s a repurchase. For now, it’s still up in the air. I will be sure to do a follow up on this when I do finish it. I’m thankful to Caudalie & Octoly for the opportunity to try this out. Much ❤️ skinnies 🍒
CAUDALIE-Resveratrol Lift Instant Firming Serum
💄Share your favs in 🏷 Lip Gloss Mania
There's no doubt that a lip gloss could give a wash of light color while still being versatile enough to go with the rest of our makeup look. Notice how the gloss also defines our lips and gives them volume? More and more beauty brands are improving their formulas, maximizing their shine, and creating tubes of gloss that are more irresistible, and we are 100 percent here for them! What are your favorite lip glosses? Share them with us in 🏷 Lip Gloss Mania
The perfect dupe (better than??) SkinCeuticals
Left: DR. BRONNER'S - Vitamin C Serum with Ferulic Acid (Vitamin C 20%, Vitamin E 1%, & Ferulic Acid 0.5%) Right: SKINCEUTICALS - C E Ferulic With 15% L-Ascorbic Acid Vitamin C Serum (Vitamin C 15%, Vitamin E 1%, & Ferulic Acid 0.5%) The first obvious pro for Dr. Brenner? Price. $17 vs $166 (😬). Now let’s compare ingredients— •Dr. Brenner: Water, Ethoxydiglycol, L-Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) 20%, Propylene Glycol, Glycerin, Laureth-23, Tocopherol (Vitamin E) 1%, Sodium Hyaluronate (Hyaluronic Acid ) 1%, Ferulic Acid .5%, Panthenol, Triethanolamine, Phenoxyethanol •SkinCeuticals: Water, Ethoxydiglycol, L-ascorbic acid (15%), Glycerin, Propylene Glycol, Laureth-23, phenoxyethanol, tocopherol (1%), triethanolamine, ferulic acid (0.5%), panthenol, sodium hyaluronate So they quite literally are the exact same ingredients. In fact, Dr. Brenner’s has more hyaluronic acid @ 1%. Although no percentage is listed w/ SkinCeuticals, we know it’s less, as it’s listed lower on the ingredients list. Both are manufactured in the U.S. Dr. Brenner’s has helped with my discoloration, acne scarring, and brightening/tightening my skin. If these are concerns you have and have been considering SkinCeuticals but don’t have the budget, this serum from Dr. Brenner is a fantastic dupe! Apply serum to dampened face to increase absorption, after washing but before any moisturizers or oils.
SKINCEUTICALS-C E Ferulic With 15% L-Ascorbic Acid Vitamin C Serum
My obsession with youthtothepeople continues. Rarely does a brand completely blow me away twice in a row, but YTTP has managed to impress me yet again. The YTTP Superberry Hydrate + Glow Oil is one of my favorite discoveries of the year. In my opinion, this dreamy facial oil is nothing short of perfection, I was excited to see if it would live up to the expectations I’d created. Spoiler: it did & then some! ✨ Firstly, Adaptogen is clean - vegan & cruelty free. It’s formulated with adaptogenic herbs & mushrooms, which help to calm the skin and is completely fragrance free, which is amazing for those with sensitive skin. ✨ The formula is rich, creamy & feels super calming on the skin. It melts right into the skin and doesn’t feel heavy at all. I need a ton of hydration, but love the feeling of a lightweight moisturizer, specifically for daytime. Adaptogen is the perfect balance. Plus, it’s been a godsend on those days when my skin is especially irritated. ✨ If you have dry skin or are looking for a cream that helps calm sensitive skin, I would absolutely recommend Adaptogen. I’ve been topping off my Adaptogen with the YTTP Superberry Hydrate + Glow Oil and I wake up with the prettiest glow. I’m loving this duo!
YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE-Adaptogen Deep Moisture Cream with Ashwagandha + Reishi
skincare products from caudalie 🍇 Beauty Elixir: If you haven’t tried the cult-favorite Beauty Elixir yet, I’d urge you to run to your nearest Sephora and pick one up asap! I’d forgotten how much I love this mist, but it’s been on heavy rotation since we were reunited last month. Beauty Elixir lives in my beauty fridge and has become my does-it-all product. I use it after cleansing & toning, as a setting spray and as a refresher throughout the day. The magical blend of grape extracts & oils makes my skin look and feel AMAZING! I’m thinking that I need to pick up a mini (or two) for my bag (and my car.. and my desk). 🍇 Vinosource Crème Sorbet: I was hooked immediately when I first tried this moisturizer. The whipped texture feels lightweight and luxurious, but still delivers the hydration that my dry skin requires. I’ve been using this in the evenings exclusively and I always wake up to soft, bouncy, glowy skin. Due to a hectic schedule, I haven’t been getting much sleep, but this cream gets all of the credit for making me look like I got a full 8 hours. The packaging is perfect for travel as well. 🍇 Vinoperfect Serum: I usually like to use a serum for at least 6-8 weeks before reviewing it, but I’ve been using Vinoperfect for a solid month, almost every night and I’m really loving it. I’ve noticed a smoother, brighter complexion and the dark spots left behind by breakouts are fading with each passing week.
CAUDALIE-CAUDALIE Beauty Elixir
The Importance of Texture Shots and Swatches 🌈
Showing texture shots and swatches is one of the key elements to a helpful & informative product review. Capturing the texture, consistency, and swatches of skincare and makeup items can help inform whether or not this product will be the right fit for people based on their skin type, skin tone, and all around preferences! Here are some tips on how to showcase the perfect product shot 😊 ✨ Show (and tell) what the texture or consistency of the product is through a nicely lit, close-up photo of the product itself. Make sure the photo is in focus! ✨ For makeup products, swatch it on your face or arm to show the true color compared to your skin tone. Explain to others what skin tone you have and why this shade does or doesn’t work for you! ✨Try a close up Loop to show off the application of the product! More on this to come 😉 Let us know in the comments below on how you like to take your product shots! 👇🏼👇🏼