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updated curly hair routine
hello everyone! i recently changed up my hair routine and i am loving the results ⬇️⬇️⬇️ For shampoo & conditioner i use these products they have great ingredients and for a good price & absolutely smell amazing Maui MOISTURE - Heal & Hydrate + Shea Butter Shampoo Maui MOISTURE - Heal & Hydrate + Shea Butter Conditioner For Leave in conditioner i use tgin - Rose Water Leave-In Conditioner Comes with a good amount of product, lightweight and smells sooo good! I usually rake this product through with my hands or a brush to evenly distribute the product For gel i use Miss Jessie's - Jelly Soft Curls Love this product so much it really helps my curls and doesn’t leave a nasty crunchy feeling at all!!! I use my diffuser after scrunching in the gel! Lastly ogx - Nourishing Coconut Oil Weightless Hydrating Oil Mist For a nice glow and keeps frizz down! Hope this helps ✨ let me know if you guys try any of these products! 🤍🤍🤍
Maui MOISTURE-Heal & Hydrate + Shea Butter Conditioner
HYDRATING CLEANSER 💧
My new go to cleanser, i absolutely love this for everyday use. It gets off all my makeup, dirt, and oils all while hydrating my skin! OVERVIEW: Cleanses while boosting hydration for soft, supple skin. This lightweight facial cleansing gel transforms into a silky lather that effectively lifts away dirt, oil, and makeup without stripping your skin. Formulated with Hyaluronic Acid, to help replenish skins moisture. This does have a very soft and subtle clean scent to it, however i haven’t noticed any issues and i do have sensitive skin! Neutrogena - Hydro Boost Hydrating Cleansing Gel Let me know what you guys think!
Neutrogena-Hydro Boost Hydrating Cleansing Gel
Have you cleaned your brushes?
It is recommended that you clean your brushes at least once a week, especially the ones you use the most. Even though you may not use every brush everytime you apply your makeup these brushes still collect dust and dirt so it is very important to give these brushes a good clean as well. I use ecoTOOLS - Makeup Brush Cleansing Shampoo it is inexpensive, can be found at Target, Walmart, Ulta. etc. and does a great job by always leaving my brushes/sponges clean and smells good! This dermatologist tested, hypoallergenic, EcoTools Makeup Brush Cleansing Shampoo is made with gentle plant-based ingredients, and is free of parabens, phthalates, and petroleum-based ingredients. Shampoo is packaged in a 40% post-consumer recycled plastic bottle.
ecoTOOLS-Makeup Brush Cleansing Shampoo
Curly Hair Routine
Hey guys! This is my current hair routine 🤗👩🏽🦱 ~ i was my hair about 3 times a week ~ All my life i disliked my hair. It was super frizzy, unmanageable, and I was very insecure about it, up until this year. I stopped being lazy, educated myself on my hair type and was able to find beauty in my natural hair. Now i absolutely love doing my hair! it’s a lot of work & takes a lot of effort but i wouldn’t trade it for anything else. 💋 Now for the breakdown of the products: tgin - Rose Water Leave-In Conditioner Right after my wash i apply this leave in conditioner and rake it through my hair, making sure it covers every strand. I absolutely love the smell of this!!! Carol's Daughter - Hair Milk 4-in-1 ''Combing'' Crème Then i apply this super lightweight creme. It is very hydrating & smells soooo good. I’ve also noticed this product definitely makes all the difference in my hair. Support black owned businesses!! 🖤 DevaCurl - Light Defining Gel Soft Hold No-Crunch Styler After i flip my hair upside down and begin scrunching this product throughout my hair. What i love about this product is that it does exactly what it’s names. Super soft gel that does not leave a nasty crunch feel behind. Great for holding that shape. Lastly i diffuse my hair till it is about 80% dry ogx - Nourishing Coconut Oil Weightless Hydrating Oil Mist I finish it off with this spray, it’s great, efficient and inexpensive! & that’s it! 💞💓💗 Let me know if you guys try any of these out. Would you guys like more hair related posts? If you have an other suggestions or questions please leave a comment! 🤍
Carol's Daughter-Hair Milk 4-in-1 ''Combing'' Crème
Full Face Fenty Beauty!
Natural makeup today using all Fenty Beauty Products today! 🦋 Primer:FENTY BEAUTY - Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Primer Super lightweight and leaves my skin feeling super smooth and prepped for my makeup 🦋 Foundation: FENTY BEAUTY - Pro Filt'r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation This foundation makes my skin look super smooth and even, it completely covers my hyper pigmentation without being super heavy and drying. And it’s my perfect match i am shade 235. 🦋 Concealer: FENTY BEAUTY - Match Stix Matte Skinstick I absolutely love the formula of this, it’s buttery soft and creamy and dries down to a nice matte finish. I use the shade Vanilla and it’s a great concealer shade 🦋 Contour & Blush: FENTY BEAUTY - Match Stix Matte Skinstick Same as review above, I use Shade Suede for contour and Shade Beach Bum for blush! 🦋 Setting Powder: FENTY BEAUTY - Pro Filt'r Instant Retouch Setting Powder I like this powder, it sets my makeup very nice and make sure it stays in place all day, It also smells amazing, However sometimes it does make my pores look more visible than usual, this usually happens when I bake with this powder rather than just swiping some product on. 🦋 Mascara: FENTY BEAUTY - Full Frontal Volume, Lift & Curl Mascara This mascara didn’t do much for me, It’s nice but I don’t think it is worth the price, there are much cheaper alternatives that work just as well or even better! 🦋Gloss:FENTY BEAUTY - Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer OMG! My all time favorite gloss, This is my 3rd bottle. Unlike other glosses you have to keep reapplying every 5 minutes this one STAYS on your lips, it’s very hydrating and of course smells sooo good. I’m using the Shade Fenty Glow, and I swear this looks good on every single skin tone. If you haven’t tried this I highly recommend you do! ✨ Lashes by KISS In style #11 cut in half & glued onto the bottom of my lashes instead of top. ** I don’t have any fenty brow products so I am using Colourpops brow pomade. Thank you for reading this 🥰
FENTY BEAUTY-Full Frontal Volume, Lift & Curl Mascara
GinZing Exfoliating Cleanser
This cleanser leaves my face feeling super refreshed after every use. About my skin: Combo, I tend to get oily in the summer and dry in the winter, occasionally break out, mainly in my T-Zone area. My skin is also sensitive! I use this about every 2-3 days, because I do have sensitive skin and it works great for me. It’s very gentle, yet it really gets into your pores and thoroughly cleanses your skin without being too harsh. The smell is amazing as well. ORIGINS - GinZing Refreshing Scrub Cleanser It has a citrusy 🍊 smell that isn’t over powering. It does tend to leave my skin a bit dry after using it, so I would definitely not skip the moisturizer.
ORIGINS-GinZing Refreshing Scrub Cleanser
My first anti-aging effort in my 23
If you say yes, you'd better develop the awareness of anti-aging. Don't think it' s still far away from you!!!! With age, the collagen in the skin will gradually reduce, the skin then start to appear fine lines, pores, wrinkles and other aging phenomenon. When I was younger, no matter how late I stayed up, my skin condition was still OK. But now I can find some aging signs in my face. My biggest issue is lines starting on my forehead, they seem a lot less visible but I could't tolerate. I asked a dermatologist about facial creams, he highly recommended Neutrogena - Rapid Wrinkle Repair Night MoisturizerNeutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair to me. I finally bought it and luckily have got some nice results. This stuff can be said to make the perfect addition to your daily anti-age beauty. With retinol formula, it helps protect collagen in the skin from free radicals, reduce the look of fine lines, brighten and even your skin tone. Furthermore, its hyaluronic acid helps hydrate, replenish and rejuvenate the look of skin. The formula is thick, highly concentrated and is creamy texture, with a cooling relieving sensation when applied. You only need 1-2 snow pea size each use and gently massage it in until fully absorbed, thus this product can last for a long time. I usually apply this after a gentle scrub with Clinique Mild Liquid Facial Soap, right before bed. The included retinol really visibly reduces fine lines on my forehead. It also tightens the loose skin on my cheek and makes me look younger. I'm 25 and people thought I was 19 on this product. Though I have dry, sensitive skin, I don't have any redness or peeling from it. If you have dull skin and aging problems due to life stress or lack of sleep, don't hesitate to try this! I'm gonna look for other products and start my anti-aging routine.
Neutrogena-Rapid Wrinkle Repair Night Moisturizer
BASIC SKIN CARE ROUTINE
Hello hello ✨ I found this chart that I find very helpful for deciding how to change up my routine or keep myself consistent. Though I tend to switch up my products based on my needs, it tends to remain the same based on the type of products I use. Hopefully you’ll be able to use this as an outline to your routine! If you have any product suggestions or questions feel free to comment! ❤️❤️❤️ Cleansers: CeraVe - SA Smoothing Cleanser FENTY SKIN - Total Cleans'r Remove-It-All Cleanser Vitamin C: DERMA•E - Vitamin C Concentrated Serum Moisturizer: The Ordinary - Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA CeraVe - PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion CeraVe - Daily Moisturizing Lotion For Normal To Dry Skin SPF: sun bum - Clear Zinc SPF 50 FENTY SKIN - Hydra Vizor Invisible Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen Cleansing Balm: The Ordinary - Squalane Cleanser Treatment: The Ordinary - Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG The Ordinary - Lactic Acid 10% + HA The Ordinary - Ascorbyl Glucoside Solution 12% acne.org - Treatment (Benzoyl Peroxide – 2.5%) Chemical Exfoliants: The Ordinary - AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution Mask: AZTEC SECRET - Indian Healing Clay Retinol: N/A
The Ordinary-AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution
BATTLE OF THE DUPES pt 2: LIP LINERS 💋💫
Ah MAC - MAC Lip Pencil in WHIRL. This gives you that 90s supermodel “mauvey” brown pout. I can honestly say that no matter what this will always be part of my makeup collection. I LOVE THIS LIP LINER. There was a time where this lip liner was basically SOLD OUT because of a certain Jenner and I had to basically buy every single Whirl lip liner that I could get my hands on. HOWEVER, there is a NYX - Slim Lip Pencil in MAUVE that is basically Whirl’s twin. In my swatch above, they are identical. EXCEPT Mauve is much cheaper! It is a steal at $4.00! MAC lip liners are $18.00 a pencil. There really isn’t any other difference between the two lip liners except for the price. So if you are looking for a cheap but great dupe of the famous Whirl lip liner, go to your local Ulta and snag a Mauve NYX lip liner. NYX - Slim Lip Pencil WHERE TO BUY: Ulta.com - $4.00 MAC - MAC Lip Pencil WHERE TO BUY: Macy’s, Nordstrom, Ulta, MAC - $18.00 If you made it this far into my post, thanks for reading! If you liked what you read, check out my other posts! Make sure you give my posts cheers and saves. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to leave one in the comments section below. Make sure you also hit the follow button. The love has been awesome so far I’ve gotten 250 followers and over 450 likes across all my posts. The support is really making my 2020 brighter and I hope my posts do the same for you. Xoxo 💋 #CheriePartner
MAC-MAC Lip Pencil
STILL USING A WASH CLOTH? 🥴
IF YOU SHAVE / WAX OR HAVE KERATOSIS PILARIS READ NOW‼️ Within the past year, I’ve experimented w/ exfoliating cloths, dry brushing, AHAs and sugaring. One day, I was on youtube and I heard about Korean wash cloths...When I heard the phrase “KOREAN WASH CLOTH” girllll. It was a wrap, must buy for me!! (If you know about Korean skincare products, you know). (BIAS? lmao) I paused the video and went straight to Amazon! My main reasons for purchasing these cloth were.. 1) I suffer from keratosis pilaris. This is a skin condition where the keratin or dead cells in a follicle builds up. When its not able to pass through the skin, you are left with either raised bumps or inflamed raised bumps lol. These bumps also can be found on the upper arms. Sorta like “goosebumps”. For me my legs get very dry. I wanted to exfoliate them thoroughly to remove that dry, rough skin. Because Keratosis pilaris has no know cure, I needed something that was non superficial and consistent. And 2) I was looking for better exfoliating method for Pre and Post Wax care. IF YOU WAX OR SHAVE, EXFOLIATING IS A MAJOR KEY. Exfoliating prior to waxing help the wax effectively remove the hair from its follicle. Exfoliating after is probably the most VITAL. This prevents ingrown hair from forming! This is a tremendous step that needs to be taken after every procedure. In the past, I’ve used loofahs and wash clothes, even body scrubs . But this cloth HAS CHANGED THE GAME. I still get so shocked with the results everytime. This is definitely my favorite exfoliating method now. So when using this cloth, keep it mind that it is pretty grainy. This texture is supposed to help remove built up dead skin, oil and dirt effectively. Its not as grainy and like a pumice stone BY TOUCH. But when you do rub it against your skin, there is a rough texture. Due to this grainy texture, it may not be suitable for sensitive skin. Or skin that is compromised but any skin conditions, EX. dematitis/ eczama. Personally i do not have sensitive skin. So this method is so perfect for me. TIPS: Basically when using this product, 1) let the warm water run on my body for and least 5 minutes. This help loosen and moisten the dry dead skin to make it easier for you to then exfoliate with the cloth. 2) Then I lather body wash around my whole body. This acts as an emollient to help the cloth glide across your body alot smoother. Then adding some to the cloth When you rinse off, you’ll see EVERYTHING! All of the dirt and dead skin will rinse off and you can visibly see it all! You’ll feel so gross but so satisfied at the same time lol 🤩 3) Be mindful to moisturize after this method. Since you’re basically stripping the skin of its natural oils. Be sure to add moisture back. Almond oil 🔥 P.S when looking for these cloths, GET THE BLUE ONE! I’ve read the reviews for the GREEN Korean wash cloth. And many ppl wrote about how unbearably rough it was🙅🏽♀️
Hyram's Tips: Myths of Active Ingredients?🤔 Can✅ N Cannot🚫
Active ingredients: the ingredients that really focus on providing benefits to your skin. For example, exfoliating ingredients, Niacinamide, Vitamin C, hyaluronic acid, etc. Being careful and deliberate about what you mix and what you put on your skin. Niacinamide: great for sensitive skin to reduce redness and sensitivity; brighten your skin, effectively fade dark spots and hyperpigmentation; control excess oiliness and sebum production within your skin, great for combination skin. Could be used during day and night at any point in the skincare routine NATURIUM - Niacinamide Serum 12% Plus Zinc 2% ($16): very lightweight, no sticky feeling Salicylic Acid (BHA): especially for people who have acne-prone or breakout-prone skin. It goes deep into your pores and exfoliates all the dead skin and excess oil out of your pores to make sure that your pores are clean and healthy. Hyram recommends to use it every other day. Retinol: amazing for repairing deeply damaged skin, help to resolve the issues regarding acne scars, dark spots, hyperpigmentation, etc. BUT, retinol can be sensitizing to the skin, please apply it at night to avoid sun exposure. You’d better slowly introduce it to your skin, starts from twice a week to three times a week. And only put on a completely DRY skin! Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs): works on the top layer of your skin, and gives you the glow and smooth finish. Could be used for day and night, but Hyram recommends using it during nighttime to make it most effective. Use it 3-4 times a week. Hyaluronic Acid (HA): help to hydrate your skin. You could mix it with any active ingredient. Highly recommend it if you are living in a moist environment Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid): anti oxygen, brighten dark spots, prevent and decrease aging in your skin. It will be unstable when exposed to light, so make sure that your VC products are not in dark brown. Hyram doesn’t recommend mixing vitamin c with other active ingredients on your own. NATURIUM - Vitamin C Face Oil($22): hydrating and brightening your face. Hyram recommends to use it on its own NATURIUM - Vitamin C Complex Serum($20)： formulate with pineapple extract, papaya extract, and other mildly exfoliated ingredients NATURIUM - Vitamin C Super Serum Plus($20): formulated with active ingredients, such as VC and niacinamide, by professional chemists who are able to stabilize the PH to make the ingredients effective. ps. Inside all Naturium boxes, you could find the information about the ingredients, and how to use and how it works Benzoyl Peroxide: for getting rid of acne and acne scars, typically found in a cleanser form Combination: Niacinamide + BHA: reduce the oiliness of the excess sebum and exfoliate your skin. Use Niacinamide in the morning and BHA at night to avoid texture conflict and irritation Niacinamide + Retinol: great combination to reduce the redness that caused by Retinol Niacinamide + AHAs: works great together. AHAs + BHA: great combination to exfoliate your skin and make your skin glow overnight, but don’t use it too frequently. Retinol + AHAs/BHAs: technically you can mix them together, but Hyram personally doesn’t recommend it. They might over exfoliate your face. Check the link to see more details from Hyram https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7KB2AEDjsQY&feature=emb_title Comment below to tell me your thoughts about the ingredients. 💖💖
NATURIUM-Niacinamide Serum 12% Plus Zinc 2%
Enlarged Pores, Acne, Dull Skin?
When it comes to congestion, acne, blackheads, and dullness, there are a lot of tips and a lot of products that promise smooth, clear skin. So let me simplify why I love these three ingredients for this myriad of issues. • Alpha Hydroxy Acid: Glycolic, lactic, citric, tartaric, mandelic, and malic acid melt the intercellular glue that holds dead skin cells together to your skin’s surface, helping along the skin’s natural shedding process to reveal a smoother, brighter complexion. They’re considered hydrating, since they love water. AHAs offer mainly surface exfoliation, helping with uneven texture and dullness. • Beta Hydroxy Acid: Salicylic acid is the most common BHA, working similarly to AHAs in that they unglue dead skin cells to renew skin’s appearance. It is also oil-soluble, easily passing through sebum to allow BHAs to get into pores for deep exfoliation and normalization of the pore lining. This helps to reduce and prevent congestion, enlarged pores, and acne. • Niacinamide: A water-soluble precursor to two skin compounds that allow skin to repair damage, function normally, and make new skin cells. Topical application of niacinamide not only soothes current inflammation, but also increases the skin’s ability to neutralize free radicals, preventing future irritation and collagen breakdown, making it an awesome ingredient for aging and/or sensitive skin. Another anti-aging and sensitivity bonus: niacinamide helps increase ceramide production, strengthening the lipid barrier and allowing it to retain moisture more effectively. For acne prone folks, there have been two very promising and substantiating studies that show that 4% Niacinamide applied twice daily is as effective for moderate acne as 1% clindamycin. That’s impressive! As well, niacinamide application inhibits oil production, contributing to its skill for keeping pores minimized in appearance as well as reducing acne.
PAULA'S CHOICE-10% Niacinamide Booster