Goodbye Cherie 🥺
Will Cherie shutting down, I thought I would share my Instagram beauty account! If you liked my content in anyway, please think about following me there and I will post updates there if I join a new platform for reviewing products! For now, Instagram will be where I post from now on. So long Cherie, it was amazing while it lasted ❤️
First Aid Beauty Final Thoughts!
Finally! After almost 11 months I have finally used the last of this moisturizer. This container has definitely been through the ringer lol. It barely has the label anymore 😂 It was the first moisturizer I purchased at the very beginning of my skin care journey and I don’t think I could’ve done any better for a first! It is hands down my favorite, and I plan on buying it again in the future (I recently purchased a new, different moisturizer than I’m excited to try). It has a thick consistency, but it soaks up into the skin so wonderfully, so it’s perfect for people with dry skin or those looking for a thicker moisturizer for the winter! Initially, I thought $36 was expensive for a moisturizer, but for as long as it’s lasted me, and how much actually comes in the tub, it was definitely worth it. So sad to say goodbye, but can’t wait to try out some new products!
FIRST AID BEAUTY-Ultra Repair Cream
Function of Beauty!
So I’ve finally gotten around to using this enough times to have any sort of opinion on it. So far, I love it! I have seen a significant difference in the amount of hair that I use while showering, AND I have noticed that I can go waaaaay longer without washing my hair before it looks too oily! The scene is so light and gentle, and the formula is relatively thin, but not problematic. Here are my take aways so far: Less hair loss during wash day Not a stripping shampoo AT ALL -Side note: I went about 5 days before washing my hair again. The shampoo is so light that I almost felt like it couldn’t wash 5 days worth of natural hair oils which can either be seen as a good thing or bad depending on your hair. Good: it doesn’t strip away the natural oils your hair creates to hydrate itself. Bad: if you go too long in between washes, it may not be able to clean your hair enough to get all of the excess products and oils off your scalp. I would definitely recommend throwing in a good clarifying shampoo at least once a week with these just to make sure you’re not getting a build up The scent almost reminds me of baby soap lol My hair feels softer, and looks smoother after using it (I typically get a lot of frizz. Yay wavy hair) In all, I love these so far. It’s doing exactly what I expected and wanted in a new shampoo and conditioner. Shea Moisture, watch out!
function of beauty-Custom shampoo + conditioner
Function of Beauty at Target!
I don’t know if any of you have seen the ads for the function of beauty - Custom shampoo + conditioner website or not, but it’s now here at Target! It’s hair care specifically designed for you! Online they have a “hair quiz” that asks you simple questions like “what is you hair type” and “what are your concerns”. I’ve seen it everywhere, and taken the quiz multiple times but I could never bite the bullet and buy it online so I’m super happy I can buy it in stores! Depending on how much you spend on shampoo and conditioner, it may either be right along the price range you’re used to, or it may seem a bit pricier. Online, if you want 16oz bottles it’s $49.99, and for 8oz bottles it’s $39.99. So I was a little weary about purchasing something like that online not knowing if it would really work for me or not. At Target you get 11oz bottles each for $9.99 and then they recommend up to 3 #hairgoals additives which are $2.99 per box of 2 envelopes (one to add to your shampoo and one to add to your conditioner) so in total it can range anywhere from $23-$30. So in the end, you are spending about the same as you would online for an 8oz bottle, but getting a few extra oz out of it! I’m really excited to try these out and if you’ve tried it before let me know what your thoughts were!
function of beauty-Custom shampoo + conditioner
New Tattoo? No Problem!
Have you ever gotten a new tattoo and your artist gave you vague instructions on exactly what you can use on your new ink to keep it clean and moisturized while it heals? It’s not your artists fault because it really is as easy as it sounds!! When cleaning your new tattoo it’s as simple as these few things 1. Antibacterial 2. Fragrance free 3. Give it time! When they vaguely told you “Clean it with antibacterial soap and use a gentle moisturizer throughout the day” they meant EXACTLY that. Still confused about what’s ok to use? Here’s a list of products that I have used and know are gentle enough for that fresh wound on your body. The ones that I love and are commonly preferred by artists are pictured in the post! 1. Dial Antibacterial Handsoap Yes! The gold one! 2. CVS HEALTH Advanced Antibacterial Hand Wash 3. Softsoap Antibacterial Hand Soap FRAGRANCE FREE Basically any affordable handsoap that specifically says Antibacterial and fragrance free! These soaps you can use as soon as you get home. It is recommended that once you take off the protective wrapping that they place around the tattoo to protect it on your drive home, you wash it with lukewarm water and soap. After that, don’t put anything on it (not even lotion) until at the very least 24 hours after. You want to wait for the tattoo to “dry” or start its natural scabbing process. So for most people this can take anywhere from 1-3 days depending on you and the size of the tattoo. 1. Aquaphor Advanced Therapy Healing Ointment 2. Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion for Dry Skin 3. Up&Up Extra Repair Lotion The list can go on! There is a healing method where you don’t moisturize the tattoo and let it basically scab over into a huge dry patch that will flake away once it’s ready. I, however, would never personally choose that route because if the scab pulls or gets removed too early, you risk pulling up the ink along with it forcing you to take another trip to the chair to fix it up. By keeping it moisturized, you prevent the whole area from forming a full one piece scab, and allow each part to heal and shed the scab naturally. Because yes, no matter how moisturized you keep it, it will still scab and heal naturally. So Don’t Pick The Scab!! So next time you get that fresh ink just remember, Antibacterial and Fragrance Free!
I got this SHISEIDO - Urban Environment Daily SPF Defensegift set for Christmas from my boyfriends parents! I’m so excited to use it and finally have a good sunscreen! I’ll make another post once I’ve tried it and let you all know how I like it!
SHISEIDO-Urban Environment Daily SPF Defense
Eruption of hydration 🌋
Who doesn’t love K-Beauty? ✨ If you haven’t gotten into the trend I highly recommend it! The ingredients are really thought out more in KBeauty (in my opinion). One of my essential skincare products, is a great toner. I always look for something hydrating or treating (acne, acids, etc). #Innisfree - Jeju Lava Seawater Skin[products]#[FiveStars] I got this in Korea for $16 USD (it retails for $35 and other prices) If you’re looking for hydrating, anti-aging, soothing toner this is definitely for you! Ingredients: ✨Jeju lava seawater: this toner contains 84.6% of this amazing seawater. Filtered through volcanic rocks, it’s the key to the hydration. ✨orchid extract: anti-aging properties This baby is perfect for wrinkles and dehydrated or dry skin. 👉🏾My Experience: I used this toner and it wasn’t overbearingly heavy and sunk right into my skin. I saturated a cotton round and used it after my cleanser and before my essence any time my skin needs a pick me up. It doesn’t have a smell and it’s very light! It reminds me of a serum and essence combination and I love it 😍 What’s your favorite toner? ✨✨
This tiny tool packs a punch!
This is the Talika Time Control! It was inspired by NASA’s work. It uses light therapy and micro currents to help with anti-aging around the eyes. Orange light jumpstarts collagen production and red light reduces inflammation that accelerate the aging process. The micro currents stimulate cellular exchanges and the ionotherapy helps product absorb eye treatments. This is a fun little tool to use! 20 seconds at the inner corner, 20 seconds under the eye and 20 seconds at the outer corner of the eye. Do you have any fun little tools you like to use?
KBEAUTY SAVED MY SKIN🥰
I know tons of people now use Korean skincare products, however it’s been part of my routine for almost 4 years now and I haven’t looked back!☺️ SWIPE 👉🏽 for my raw skin!! Kbeauty is the one line of skincare I think everyone at least needs to try because not only is it affordable but the ingredients are insanely good and formulation is everything ✊🏽 it’s stuff you won’t get here from western brands, and if you do, it’s extremely overly priced When I first got into skincare to help with my acne, on a whim I decided to try a whole Korean line without even knowing. When my skin calmed down from using a line that had nothing to do with claiming to help you acne, I knew I had to do more research! 🥳 this is where I found out more about the kbeauty world and overtime, my collection has grown and these are some of my favourites💕 COSRX - Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence an amazingly hydrating essence/serum gel that works wonderfully on damp skin kind of like a HA which has helped overall hydrate my skin, keep it plump and not dry it out + helps with any hyperpigmentation (it’s slow but effective) I'm from - Rice Toner another amazing toner that has rice extract and niacinamide added to really help hydrate and soothe the skin and immediately brighten my skin!! This is my go to morning toner and my second bottle because I’m in love!!❤️ THE FACE SHOP - Chia Seed Hydrating Lotion my pm toner snd the line that really started my kbeauty journey and helped completely clear my skin in a couple months! Chia seed is such a powerful ingredient in skincare and in food and my gosh is this hydrating and instantly soothing. I will forever to continue to buy from this line (especially the moisturizer) because I know it works for me all the time! I'm from - Mugwort Essence second bottle and I can never stop talking about it! After hearing about tea tree and it working sometimes for me, I found out about mugwort and how it’s referred to as the Korean tea tree but soothing and way less irritating and my gosh they got this right! One of my all time favourite products! I apply two layers am and pm and my skin instantly feels soothed and relaxed and also helps with any irritation or acne ☺️ COSRX - Ultimate Nourishing Rice Overnight Spa Mask I use this as a moisturizer during the night and even sometimes in the day! It’s super hydrating without being heavy. It also has some niacinamide for that brightening affect. It sinks right in and leaves your skin feeling moisturized and not greasy and my gosh, this is also wonderful under makeup! Again, kbeauty really knows what they are doing and my gosh, I don’t think I’ll ever be able to just stop using Korean skincare! #cheriepartner
COSRX-Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence
Daily Skincare Routine
I constantly switch up my skincare routine according to my skin’s needs, but I’ve been LOVING these products lately! I start by cleansing my face in the shower using CeraVe - Hydrating Facial CleanserIt gently cleanses without stripping my skin of its natural oils and it contains hyaluronic acid, which helps retain moisture. I then tone using HERITAGE STORE - Rosewater Sprayas it has anti-inflammatory properties that help reduce redness. For serum, my staple is SKINCEUTICALS - Hyaluronic Acid Intensifier SerumIt acts as a natural humectant that provides long lasting hydration and it plumps the skin- minimizing fine lines and wrinkles! To moisturize I go in with YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Adaptogen Deep Moisture Cream with Ashwagandha + ReishiIt’s formulated with squalane which mimics the skin’s natural oils to boost hydration and it gives my skin a healthy glow. For my undereyes, I apply DRUNK ELEPHANT - Shaba Complex Firming Eye SerumThis eye cream is a game changer! It improves radiance and slows down signs of aging before they even begin! This is easily the most important part of my skincare routine- SUNSCREEN! To protect my skin from the sun, I use elta md SKINCARE - UV Clear Broad Spectrum SPF 46I love this sunscreen because it’s super light weight and it doesn’t leave a white cast. It’s also beautiful under makeup! Last but not least, I hydrate my lips using the LANEIGE - LANEIGE Lip Sleeping Mask It smells like a dream and makes my lips feel pillow soft!
YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE-Adaptogen Deep Moisture Cream with Ashwagandha + Reishi
My Sunscreen Awards!!!-Part 1
In its most crucial role, sunscreen protects your skin from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays, which are most commonly associated with skin aging; these beams cause fine lines, wrinkles, and age spots that make skin look prematurely older. So it's quite important to find the RIGHT sunscreen products!!! Here is mu review of 9 sunscreen I've tried (it's too long so I divide it into 2 parts😉😉) Murad - City Skin Broad Spectrum SPF50 PA ++++ 50ml This sunscreen has a high SPF, good enough for beach or hiking. The texture is close to a peachy lotion. It has a little bit effect on evening skin tone. It is not oily at all. Also, it contains Vitamin C, so it helps to brighten your skin. This product is good for your skin. At the same time, it is also super light, easy to absorb. This is definitely my favorite one recently. Highly Highly Recommend! SHISEIDO - Urban Environment UV Protection Cream Plus SPF50 This one also has a high SPF. It is a milky white cream, pretty heavy. And it is also a bit oily. I think this is good for dry and combination skin to use in winter. FIRST AID BEAUTY - Ultra Repair Pure Mineral Sunscreen Moisturizer SPF 40 This product is designed for sensitive skin, so the ingredients are very safe and gentle. It is a creamy white lotion. The texture is pretty heavy, but it does not feel oily on face. Thann-Oilfree Facial Suncreen The color is creamy white. And the texture is between a lotion and a cream. It is pretty light, and it smells good, not very strong. The SPF is also enough for daily use. I would buy it again.
Murad-City Skin Broad Spectrum SPF50 PA ++++ 50ml
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