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Belif it or not this is my favourite moisturizer
belif - The True Cream-Moisturizing Bomb The True Cream-Moisturizing Bomb is an ultra-hydrating rich cream that has a light whipped texture. This moisturizer is formulated with comfrey leaf extract, which makes your skin soft, reduces inflammation and helps to moisture your skin. If a moisturizer can make my skin feel baby soft upon application and after an entire day, relieve my extra dry skin (especially my nose), and give my skin a nice glow I’m all about it. There’s something different about how the Belif moisturizers make my skin feel. They are truly impressive.
belif-The True Cream-Moisturizing Bomb
Kylie Skin Vanilla Milk Toner
The first of the 4 products in the Kylie Skin Travel Kit that I am reviewing was chosen by you. The Vanilla Milk Toner has a milky, light lotion texture that provides light hydration. It leaves my skin feeling smooth and soft 🧴. This is a great toner for anyone with normal to combo skin. I personally have dry skin and it did feel really nice I just prefer something that hydrates a little more. I would also like to note it does have some fragrance (smells amazing btw), which doesn’t bother my skin but it might for some of you. This is the perfect starter kit for anyone just starting out in skincare. You get all the basics in a cute mini size.
Cutest hand cream!!
The new hand cream comes in this cute pink, squeezable packaging. Did you know the soft-touch body is recyclable? This lightweight hand cream keeps your hands feeling smooth and soft. My favourite thing about this hand cream is the scent. It’s said to smell like Glossier’s You perfume, which I have never tried. It just smells amazing, however, it is a little strong so be careful if you have sensitive skin. I do have eczema and this has not irritated my skin at all. It’s small enough to throw in my purse so I use this sparingly on the go and my eczema hand cream while at home.
Glossier.-Glossier Hand Cream
My body shop collection
The British Rose Plumping Mask 🌹 has a gel consistency that is infused with real rose petals, rose essence, rosehip oil and organic aloe vera. I love this mask so much. It’s an easy 5 minute mask that will give your skin an instant boost of hydration and feels very refreshing. My skin also appears bright, feels soft and plump. Pop this into your fridge before using it and the instant cooling sensation feels amazing. The Vitamin E Aqua Boost Essence Lotion feels lightweight and comfortable on the skin. I apply 2-3 drops after my toner to help my other products soak into my skin better. Ive noticed my skin feels soft, smooth and fresh once I use it. It’s hard to tell if it’s made a difference with how it’s helped my other products, but regardless I love that extra layer of hydration. The Vitamin E Intense Moisture Cream has a rich, thick consistency. As I’ve mentioned before I love how my skin feels so soft and plump after using this moisturizer. However, it’s a rich formula that takes quite awhile for my skin to sink it in. My suggestion is to apply this at night so it works overnight. THE BODY SHOP - British Rose Fresh Plumping MaskTHE BODY SHOP - Vitamin E Aqua Boost Essence LotionTHE BODY SHOP - Vitamin E Intense Moisture Cream
THE BODY SHOP-British Rose Fresh Plumping Mask
Here are mini reviews of the bronzers I’m currently loving: Anastasia Beverly Hills Powder Bronzer in Cappuccino: yes, this shade is too dark for me but I couldn’t pass this up for $10 at Tjmaxx last summer. I’ve managed to make it work. It blends well, it’s builable, pigmented and comes with a good amount of product that lasts forever. Fenty Beauty Sun Stalk’r Bronzer in Shady Biz: Of course I had to buy the full size when I fell in love with the mini. This particular shade and finish looks very natural on my skin. It’s not the most pigmented bronzer I own so I do appreciate that it has a buildable formula without looking powdery. It’s a great bronzer to start with if you’re willing to spend the money. Kiko Milano Flawless Fusion Bronzer Powder in 01: I still believe this bronzer is very similar to the Fenty bronzer mentioned previously in terms of the pigment and finish. It’s very lightweight and it’s hard to go overboard with this bronzer.
ANASTASIA Beverly Hills-ANASTASIA Beverly Hills Powder Bronzer
Favourite Glossier Products
My favourite Glossier products are their cloud paints. These long lasting cream blushes are lightweight and blend nicely. You need the smallest amount as a little goes a long way. I personally prefer to blend these out with my finger, however, if you want more of a sheer, natural finish use a damp beauty sponge or a small stipple brush.
Favourite lip scrub!
The agave weekly lip scrub is so different than any other lip scrub I’ve tried. I really like how it removes dead skin and once it’s removed it leaves behind a lip balm type feel. My lips feel very smooth afterwards from the scrub but also the moisturizing lip balm feel just adds a nice touch. I will say though the component is quite messy. The lid closes properly, however, the scrub does somehow end up on the outside of the lid despite using the spatula for application and placing it back under the lid properly. Overall, if you want a lip scrub that gives you a little bit extra this is a great one
BITE-Agave+ Weekly Vegan Lip Scrub
EMPTIES - Summer Friday’s Jetlag Mask
I picked up this mini in a kit because I had been dying to try it forever. For being a mini, it lasted me at least 6 months! I didn’t really use this as a mask at all but as an overnight moisturizer and really liked how hydrated and plump my skin felt when I woke up in the morning. I love that it has a slight cooling sensation upon application and overall I think it’s a great product. I would definitely repurchase!!
SUMMER FRIDAYS-Jet Lag Mask
EMPTIES - Davines The Renaissance Circle Mask
I picked this up at a local hair salon/boutique but actually didn’t try it forever because I forgot about it! I finally tried it about a month ago and the instant I put it into my hair I was obsessed. It smells amaaaazing - like earthy but in the best way?! Hard to describe but I know I love it. While it’s not the most hydrating mask I’ve ever used, it definitely added moisture to my hair and my hair felt really soft after using this. This mask was around $12 and I got 4 full uses out of it so I would say it’s a pretty good value! I’d definitely repurchase.
davines-The Renaissance Circle
EMPTIES - Goli Apple Cider Vinegar Gummies
First of all - sorry this bottle looks so gross and fuzzy...not sure what happened there🙈 Aside from that, I was sent these gummies by the brand for an honest review. As most people know, ACV has many potential health benefits so I was curious to test these out. They taste great (for real) and made incorporating ACV into my daily routine much more manageable. While I didn’t take them long enough to see any true health benefits (only took them for 30 days) the one major thing I noticed is how well they surppressed my appetite which obviously would aid in weight loss. I would definitely purchase these myself and continue to test them to see what further health benefits they offer!
goli NUTRITION-Apple Cider Vinegar Gummies
Strawberry Scrub Forever (cue The Beatles)
This is possibly the gentlest physical exfoliator I’ve tried thus far. I’m usually big on chemical ones but for stubborn dry and scaly patches and just an occasional morning pick me up, this baby is excellent! First of all, Fresh always nails it with the packaging for me and this is no exception. I love the simple white tube and strawberry vine design. The product squeezes out easily without being too thick OR too runny. And the product itself is divine. It’s a slightly grainy, delicious smelling-scrub that dissolves easily in warm water without being overly abrasive on the skin. It buffs away dry skin like a dream, but I probably wouldn’t use it on your face if you have active blemishes. I like to use it once a week or so in the mornings to smooth out my face! She is pretty spendy for a scrub though - I was gifted this one through Influenster and I’m not sure I find it enough of a necessity to shell out my own cash to re-up when this runs out. However, I do think it is a beautiful product and I thoroughly enjoy having it in my collection if you DID want to splurge! (Esp. if physical exfoliation is your thang)
fresh-Sugar Strawberry Exfoliating Face Wash
Rose is generally in either water, oil, essence or cream and is known to provide hydration to the max, soothes the skin and is anti-inflammatory (hello pimples). I have been obsessed with rose and it’s delicate scent for as long as I can remember and adding it into my skincare is such a must! This beautiful oil doesn’t have a rose scent, but has all those beautiful properties with the bonus of vitamin c and squalane. Vitamin c is a powerful antioxidant that lightens, tightens and brightens the skin. Squalane is a natural derivative of the body’s squalene that is produced to hydrate and plump and soothe the skin. So it’s an added bonus oil to what your skin decreases producing over time. So this beautiful baby oil is the trifecta of skin goodness! She leaves me with an unmatched glow, the softest skin, and a lovely suppleness. I cannot get enough of her in my morning routine! BIOSSANCE - Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Oil
BIOSSANCE-Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Oil