My name is Bea. Skincare addicted since ‘92. SKIN TYPE: combination/oily/dry/normal.
((((( Positive vibes )))))
Being a wfh first time mom has kept me busy and unfortunately, I’ve run out of products to review for the mean time since I’m satisfied with my routine. I am doing my best to save money to purchase a home so no beauty product hauls for me lately. I still check Cherie and try to respond to comments or questions people leave on my posts and I’m super glad that I still get views. I like to think that I experience some skin concerns that most of us are all affected by and I wanted to share what’s helped me along the way to help others and share my story. I’ve worked hard to find what’s comfortable for me over the years. It makes me sad that some people scrutinize your photos and fail to address your content. Instead of making it about what it should be it’s about your look. I’ve posted BARE FACED photos and all. Including pictures of my acne, my dry flakes where I’ve felt UGLY af but I decided to put on a brave face in order to prove and show that what I’ve done for my skin has worked wonders. Hopefully people who accuse you of being fake will realize that this behavior is toxic. My skin is my skin. I’m not editing the picture, I add a photo on a design for most of my posts to make it more eye catching as I do graphic design IRL for work but I never edit or photoshop my selfies to preserve the integrity of the reason why I’m posting in the first place - SAVING MY SKIN to I SAVED MY SKIN. Thanks for listening to my TED talk. 🥺 If anyone shames you, don’t let it get to you because frankly, what matters to you is what you think of yourself and no one else’s opinion☝️ Cherie is here for you to find suggestions, get help, ask questions and it is not a place for you to judge.
AM SKINCARE ESSENTIALS
Products used: CeraVe - Hydrating Cream-To-Foam Cleanser The history of Whoo - Gongjinhyang Essential Moisturizing Balancer COSRX - Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence The history of Whoo - Intensive Nutritive Eye Cream The history of Whoo - Gongjinhyang Intensive Nutritive Cream elta md SKINCARE - UV Clear Broad Spectrum SPF 46
COSRX-Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence
👃 YOU DE PARFUM, OUI DE PARFUM 👃
As the holidays approach, the season of gift giving is soon upon us. What better way to show yourself some love by getting yours truly a present? 🎁 Hello Diptyque. Perfume counters for me are amiss as malls are not open in my area yet due to COVID-19 but I want my perfume fix! No choice but to buy online. It’s $180 for 75ml so it’s definitely on the higher end spectrum. I was genuinely surprised to see that they offered free shipping, samples provided at purchase, and free returns. It’s pretty difficult buying a fragrance you haven’t smelled before and I definitely needed the security of knowing I could return it if it didn’t suit me. DIPTYQUE - Do Son Eau de Parfum I’m going to share with you their product description which I feel is what really sold it to me. As a child, Yves Coueslant, one of diptyque’s founders, spent his summers in Do Son, in Along Bay. The sea breeze carried with it the heady, spicy scent of tuberoses. Do Son has the delicateness and persistence of a memory from a childhood in Indochina - a memory of flowers in all their sensual delight. The scent is lovely as it sounds. Summa breeezeeee makes me feel fine. You can't go wrong with this scent if you love floral tones. It’s so incredible, I’ll be buying this for my mom for Christmas 🎄 they also offer complimentary gift wrapping. 75ml doesn't seem like a lot but I guarantee a little goes a long way and lasts all day. You’ll even get a whiff 👃 through your N95 HAHAH 😷
DIPTYQUE-Do Son Eau de Parfum
👁 When Darkness Turns to Light 💡
I feel that starting early is better than starting later, it’s just my preference. I’m trying to preserve how I look in my late 20s, you won’t look as young as you did yesterday because everyday we age. Skin matures, elasticity is lost and sagging occurs slowly but surely. Take my hand for a magic carpet anti aging ride. The prominence of my dark circles have gotten darker since I’ve gotten older. How do we combat that? Others may have their own ways and while their way may be better or not but I’ve been using The History of Whoo’s gongjinghyang set which I reviewed previously and it’s showed effective results, my skin is soft, supple, and light like a freshwater pearl. I decided to buy more into their skincare line and purchase some more goodies. Their brightening peeling gel and their radiant white eye serum. The target is to brighten and tighten and provide early anti-aging skincare. It contains many goodies namely seolgamsan. This medicinal concoction supplies nutrients to your skin making it bright and shiny by facilitating the secretion of darkening pigments to quicken brightening effects. A lil history lesson: Yang Guifei was a noble consort of the emperor during the Tang dynasty. She was known as the 4 great beauties of China. Guifei being the highest status for a concubine, she was the emperor’s fave. Sadly her relatives committed treason and because of their mistake her death was ordered and the emperor wept later on. When she was alive, she was a shining star and her beauty was passed on which the history of whoo picked up to recreate Yang Guifei's secret beauty treatment method for her porcelain skin. This also contains pearl wild ginseng. They take ginseng and use a special process that’s a modern interpretation of myeonghachobeob which is basically indirectly heating something in a container. This allows the pearl to be extracted from the ginseng which is rich in amino acids that moisturizes, soothes and brightens. Last but not least: Crysanthemum! According to some historical period, China was at war. And a man named Ju-Mok learned the secrets of longevity in India and somehow passed the secret on to JaDong. I don’t know how they don’t delve on this too much but by some supernatural power miracle or whateva Ja Dong had a fresh complexion for hundreds of years and lived to be 800 years old. He later changed his name to Paeng-Jo and handed down this secret of perpetual youth to Emperor Wen of Wei Dynasty. All along, the secret was in the chrysanthemum. Whether it works or not, only time will tell but I am loving the merges of cultures in traditional settings between Korea and China from long ago and the history lesson it provides. Whether it’s accurate or not it’s still an interesting and fascinating read. I enjoy the history of whoo’s mission to make skincare products for the modern day empress and a plus - the beautiful packaging. Hoping to find another history of whoo lover out there. HMU 🤩
🥶 Solve Your Winter Woes of Dryness with LA MER
Genaissance de La Mer was released around 2017. If La Mer isn’t high end enough for you then their genaissance line might do it. As per all other la mer products, this one smells la mer-y too. It’s a “lotion l” but it’s not a chunky creamy kind. More like an emulsion, a watery milky texture that’s slippery when you first pour some out but after massaging into the face it changes to a velvety feel. That being said there is fragrance so watch out sensitive skin types! After putting this on you have a satin layer that looks like it sits on top of your skin. Like a freshly showered wet look. It does look kind of oily if you put too much so apply sparingly and just enough to what suits your skin the most. Though it’s oily it’s super charged with moisturizing effects from La Mer’s yum sea weed. Directions: After cleansing Take small amount and with fingertips massage and press gently into your skin. Follow up with the rest of your routine. At a $270 price tag - do you absolutely need it? No but I’ve owned this product for maybe almost 2 years now and it lasted me. It’s been sitting pretty waiting for the strike of winter. It doesn’t feel that hydrating so if you're looking for that I suggest snail essence from COSRX. However, nights are getting colder and winter is coming. It gets so windy where I live that my face gets so dry and chapped and the LA MER lotion is best suited to combat that and alleviate the pain. Hope you guys enjoyed this post and as always thanks for reading! PRODUCTS: COSRX - Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence LA MER - Genaissance de la Mer The Infused Lotion
COSRX-Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence
🍂 FALL shades your lip will fall in love with
Featuring shades: El Cinco De Mayo Joyride I LOVE the vibrant red pigment on the El Cinco De Mayo shade HUDA BEAUTY power bullet matte lipstick. It just screams fall to me. The finish feels like a bright red and brick red blend. Picture yourself monochromatic this fall, gray hues, navy blue scarves maybe and this baby sitting on your pretty lips. This packs a punch, and the stay on power is pretty strong. Eyes will focus to your lips perfect for a date or a get together. Joyride is the absolute shade of dusty rose you need. It’s like you’re wearing nothing 😂 If you’re looking for that snatched look this is it. If you need to dress down and be more professional this is it. Purely versatile, it can match your any day look. 25$ a lipstick it’s well worth it tor the deep colors and that velvety feel that sinks down into your lips. It’s cruelty free and one swipe is all you really need.
💤First Impressions: Brooklinen Mulberry Silk 🐛
Growing up a lot of my friends used silk wraps & bonnets to protect their natural hair or wigs. I’m familiar with silk from my work in fashion, but basically only knew that it’s expensive & difficult to work with. 🛏 Silk pillowcases showed up on my radar again last year after one of my friends who frequently colors her hair passed along the recommendation from her stylist brother. I tried a satin wrap she gave me for a while, but I still tossed & turned so much, it would always slip off & get lost somewhere behind my bed every night. Silk or satin can help prevent breakage & moisture loss as well as extend the lifespan of your blowout or style. 🐛The benefits are actually just as good for skin as they are for hair. SKIN BENEFITS: • 18 amino acids, the same 18 your skin has & a with a similar protein structure • Naturally non-absorbent to prevent moisture loss • Texture also helps prevent fine lines & wrinkles • Hypoallergenic, doesn’t attract dust mites & is a natural fungal repellent. This can help symptoms of many things including ACNE, allergies & eczema • Dense fabric structure repels dust & bacteria to protect your pillow from accumulating dust mites as well • Regulates body temp HAIR BENEFITS: Inherently smoother than other fabrics & natural moisture loss prevention, it keeps your hair shiny, less tangled, with less breakage or hair loss. What’s wrong with cotton? Cotton is a wonderful & versatile fabric, why it’s used a lot in daily life. Most uses for cotton are to keep our bodies dry & comfortable; think towels, Tshirts & socks... They absorb our sweat & bathwater so well, your cotton pillowcase is actually taking some moisture from your skin while you sleep. If you aren’t a good sleeper, you could be doing even more skin damage by the extra tugging, pulling & pressing into folds. SILK vs SATIN Silk is an organic fiber, while the term Satin refers to type of fabric weave or finish. It can be made from anything from silk blends to synthetics like rayon, polyester & nylon. Most satin is polyester. Satin may allow for less friction on your skin & hair, but it doesn’t offer the benefits package of silk. Satin is (most often) vegan though. How is Silk made? From long, thin water-insoluble fibers made by Silkworms during larval stage. The insect's intent is to create a cocoon for its transformation into future moth form. Workers simply unravel the cocoons, each can produce 325–1000 ft. of fine, very strong thread. What to know before purchasing: •THE MOMME -Silk is measured by fabric weight, not thread count. A decent Momme is 19-25. Higher #=stronger fabric •Long fibers=soft/Grade 6A=best •Mulberry Silk -From silkworms that eat only Mulberry leaves, creating long & uniform strands brooklinen - Mulberry Silk Pillowcase Knew it would be an expensive purchase, did a lot of research to select Brooklinen: 💕22 Momme/Mulberry silk $59 each. There are less $ options w/ same specs, but Brooklinen offer returns after 365 days!
LANEIGE-LANEIGE Lip Sleeping Mask
✨Amazing eyeshadow! I love it!!!
Last month my friend gave this jelly eyeshadow Ventura to me, and I just fall in love with it immediately! It's a very gorgeous and interesting color, cool-toned, light lavender with a sparkle, metallic finish, with a smooth, watery consistency that was thin and wet-feeling as soon as it touched my skin. Great stand alone or layered! It works as a decent highlighter or lip topper as well.. I love it for inner corner, and layering on top of other shadows. I fell that it could not blend out easily once it applied, but it would last for 8 hours without any flaking or creasing. As you can see this eyeshadow is almost panned. I'm worried about drying out so without a doubt, i will get a new soon.
Video Edit Tutorials: Trimming and Splitting✨ Cherie Creator 101
Hi Cherie fam! We're so happy to have such a wonderful community that loves to share such amazing beauty stories with each other. In our last edition of Cherie Creator 101, we let you in on the secret of how the cherie community loves video posts and touched on ways to make your videos eye-catching in order to boost your post impact. In today's Cherie Creator 101, we'll be showing you some tips and tricks on how to enhance your videos even further with three editing skills: trimming, merging, and splitting! These three tools can help you to easily create high-quality video content that everyone on cherie will be sure to love and cheer you on for.
Exfoliating Acids x DermDoctor
Exfoliating acids are an amazing addition to your skincare routine! They have multiple benefits including improving skin texture, tone, and uneven pigment. They also have anti-aging benefits and can minimize the appearance of wrinkles! Exfoliating acids should be used no more than 2x per week with leave on products. Face washes with acids can be used more often. Here’s my rules to the roads (there’s always exceptions, of course) and product picks: Glycolic acid: Most effective but can be irritating with sensitive skin or those who are prone to post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation DRUNK ELEPHANT - T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Resurfacing Night Serum The Ordinary - Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution Salicylic acid: Best for oily, acne-prone skin NATURIUM - BHA Liquid Exfoliant 2% THE inkey LIST - Beta Hydroxy Acid (BHA) Blemish + Blackhead Serum Lactic acid: Best for dry and combination skin. Exfoliates while hydrating, gentle on the skin, and my personal go-to! SUNDAY RILEY - Good Genes All in One Lactic Acid Treatment The Ordinary - Lactic Acid 5% + HA Mandelic acid: Most gentle exfoliating acid. Best for sensitive skin and those prone to post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation The Ordinary - Mandelic Acid 10% + HA #cheriepartner
NATURIUM-BHA Liquid Exfoliant 2%
How To Get Rid Of Enlarged Pores: Causes And Treatments
In this era where pollution dominates, skin care has become one of the most frequent areas of concern and especially the topic of hypersensitive skin care is very trending these days. Hectic schedules and erratic eating and sleeping habits leave us with very little time to actually take care of our skin and thus we end up with several skin related issues. Large pores have become very common in the past few years and one out of every three people is worried about the same.