cosmetician and cherie creator🍒🌈🌸
hazel eyes? TRY THIS!
if you are also a human with hazel eyes looking to emphasize and brighten them, i strongly recommend using any of the following colours: browns and earthy tones such as green (as pictured😉) purple gold i created this look using NYX - Limited Edition PRIDE Ultimate Shadow Palette and REVOLUTION - Forever Flawless Chilled with Cannabis Sativa Eyeshadow Palette for shadows, and the quo beauty liquid precision marker for liner with Milk MAKEUP - KUSH High Volume Mascara.
REVOLUTION-Forever Flawless Chilled with Cannabis Sativa Eyeshadow Palette
first impressions: versed + purity
i recently bought VERSED - DAY DISSOLVE Cleansing Balm and philosophy - Purity One-Step Facial Cleanser , and i have a few initial thoughts after having used them each a handful of times: VERSED - DAY DISSOLVE Cleansing Balm this is my first oil-based cleanser, and subsequently it is gonna be a little weird. i do like the almost-vaseline texture of the balm and how my skin feels after removing it, but i resent the smell and that it is not eye-safe. i would love a recommendation for oil-based cleansers that are, if any! philosophy - Purity One-Step Facial Cleanser i really like this one so far. it has a creamy consistency and super-light fresh smell. i have very sensitive eyes but experience no discomfort when using it around them, and it removes all makeup with ease. i’ve thought about buying this for ages and i am so glad i did! i hope you enjoyed this post, and please feel free to follow here and on my IG @chloebrk.mua. love ya! ;) c
VERSED-DAY DISSOLVE Cleansing Balm
LIFT & SNATCH🤯
I have been on the hunt for a product like this for ages. After the colossal disappointment that was the Milk MAKEUP - KUSH Triple Brow Pen , I became reluctant to use any brow products advertised as pens. however, after seeing COUNTLESS advertisements on nyx’s instagram of their lift & snatch brow pen, i needed to know how it would perform! NYX - Lift & Snatch Brow Tint Pen i chose to purchase the shade “espresso”, as i have their tinted brow mascara in the same shade. i also picked up their #NYX - The Brow Glue[products]#[FourStars] which seems to do a much better job of keeping hairs in place than the brow mascara (but it does appear to flake if you touch it, if that makes any sense). the pen is incredibly pigmented, almost like an eyeliner, but can easily be diffused if you press gently on it immediately after applying to lift some of the product. I have also found that you can create a more natural look by taking an angled brush and gently blending it in areas such as the innermost part of the eyebrow. I am not sure about its staying power; i was able to remove it with water but i can imagine that it will remain intact if you leave it untouched all day. i will be posting a more thorough review later on!
Milk MAKEUP-KUSH Triple Brow Pen
soft pink glam 💗
i created this look using: 🌸eyes🌸 NYX - Ultimate Shadow Palettein “warm neutrals” PÜR - X Barbie Malibu Blush Palette quo beauty liquid precision marker for eyeliner Milk MAKEUP - KUSH High Volume Mascara 🌸lips🌸 essence - Stay 8h Waterproof Lip Linerin “so default” NYX - Soft Matte Metallic Lip Creamin “rome” 🌸face🌸 NYX - Honey Dew Me Up Primer COVERGIRL - TruBlend Matte Made Liquid Foundation COVERGIRL - TruBlend Undercover Concealer COVERGIRL - Clean Fresh Cooling Glow Highlighter Stick COVERGIRL - Clean Fresh Pressed Powder nyx chilling adventures of sabrina spellbook - shade “caliban” for bronzer
NYX- Ultimate Shadow Palette
ACRYLIC FILLS AT HOME??
i had the sheer luck of being able to get my nails done several weeks ago, but as I live in Ontario which is currently in total lockdown I am unable to go get them filled! while you know i love press-ons as a cheap and quick alternative, i was really craving the durability and customization of having acrylics. so as my nails started to grow out, i purchased an at-home acrylic set from shoppers drug mart and gave it my best shot!! this is my very first attempt at giving myself a fill using #Helios - French Nail Acrylic Kit[products]#. the polish shade I am wearing is #Sally Hansen - Complete Salon Manicure[products]#in the shade “cafe au lait”.
my nighttime skincare routine🛁
here is a nice and calm video of me doing my night skincare regime, i hope everyone enjoys and the products will be linked below💗 THE inkey LIST - Glycolic Acid Exfoliating Toner PACIfICA - Water Bounce Moisture Shot Booster Serum #Zero - Eye Cream[products]#[FiveStars] e.l.f. - Holy Hydration! Face Cream
THE inkey LIST-Glycolic Acid Exfoliating Toner
Is Your Skin DRY or DEHYDRATED? 🌵
Yes honey there’s a difference. Did you know your acne can be from dehydrated skin? 🌵Dry Skin: This is a type of skin (i.e. Combo, Oily) You are born with this skin type. When you suffer from dry skin, it happens from lack of oil production.. which then leads to a lack of sebum production. This leads to your skin looking dry. Dry spots tend to be: near your mouth, nose, eyes, even your neck. How to help your dry skin: antioxidants : vitamin C ceramides: CeraVe Cleanser hyaluronic acid: most serums oils: Squalene, vitamin E CUT BACK ON EXFOLIATION (chemical & physical) 🌵Dehydrated Skin: Something that happens to your skin from other causes. Did you know your skin is the last organ to receive water? Even oily/combo skin can experience dehydrated skin. Things that cause dehydrated skin: weather aging alcohol caffeine using water that’s too HOT Many people confuse dehydrated skin with rosacea. While it’s similar they are from different causes. How to tell if your skin is dehydrated: Pinch your cheeks. I learned this in 6 grade bio, but when your skin is dehydrated and you pinch it.. it will not return to its normal state as fast. It will leave wrinkles and crease and slowly return back. (You can do this test anywhere on your body). Symptoms: looks dull itchy patches sensitivity redness How to help dehydrated skin: gentle cleanser: CeraVe use lukewarm water applying an essence: snail mucin hyaluronic acid: serum exfoliate once a week: helps to allow your moisturizer to absorb better use a heavier moisturizer at night oils: rosehip, avocado, & hemp seed Even though water reaches your skin last, it’s important to hydrate everyday! You will see results. (Photo Creds: Murad)
Hey you! Read this post for a little pick-me-up.
So, this is just quick note to let you know that whatever you’re able to do right now in your life, is enough 💫 If you’re able to look after your health and most of your routines, you are achieving what you need to achieve 🏆 If you can put some energy into your skincare, water intake, and self care activities, you are doing a great job. It’s a crazy time for everyone! We are all dealing with unique and testing circumstances and need to deal with them in a way that suits our individual energy resources. My best tips for maintaining a routine in a way that feels rewarding might not work for you, but I felt like sharing them just in case 🌷 Always start small. If you wake up and decide that you’re going to turn your life around all at one, you’re setting yourself up for disappointment. Rather start with small, highly achievable goals 📊 What about waking up at a set time, making your bed, checking on some household chores, and doing a movement activity? That’s a really good daily routine to start with! Set goals that empower you to achieve more goals. Waking up at a regular and reasonable time empowers you to try out your other goals, like getting some exercise in or doing a few hours of work from home. Or reading a book you’ve always wanted to read! Or talking with a loved one for a few hours. Whatever you know will make you feel more fulfilled. Include good health habits in your daily routine, like a big glass of water as soon as you wake up, and always washing your face before you go to sleep. Looking after your physical self supports you in everything that you do. With a physical body that is nourished, you’ll have more energetic resources to care for your mental health. Every single thing you do to empower yourself and your goals is a huge success. Do not view your goals as only successful when they’re habits, or have brought certain results. Your goals are a success every time you engage with them! Every walk around the block, every paragraph you write for school, every phone call you answer, every thing is a success on the path to a more fulfilled and assured YOU. Change how you look at responsibility. It isn’t a heavy weight on your shoulders pressuring you to act in certain ways. It is your ability to respond. Every day, you’re faced with words, conversations, thoughts, and events. You have the ability to respond to all of these in a way that serves your purpose and protects your mental health. Resilience is all about dealing with adversity in a flexible and sustainable way. Some things are not worth your response! Sometimes, you’ll find that responding with a smile or some concern gets you further, and more peacefully, than frustration or impatience. Being resilient can feel like an unfair duty at times, but it is your way of being a mental and emotional body guard for yourself. I hope that these insights resonate with you and help you to think about your day in a gentle and energetic way. You are enough, always ✨
Why I repurchased Elf’s Hydrating Water Serum💧
Im really excited to share this product because I haven’t seen many people talking about it but it has been a game changer in my routine. Especially in the winter months! Essence is an essential part of the skin care routine after cleansing and toning. This essence is amazing because it’s a nice layer of hydration that preps your skin for any serums or other ingredients in your routine. Not only is it a big cup of water for your skin, but it also helps your skin soak up everything. I’ve noticed a significant difference in how putting on my moisturizer feels now that I’ve started using essence. Before it felt a little heavy and oily and now it feels perfect because it really gets soaked up into my skin. This products is only like $10-12 so I highly recommend. This bottle has also lasted me about 6 months! 10/10 recommend ! e.l.f. - Hydrating Water Essence
e.l.f.-Hydrating Water Essence
My favorite Glycolic Acid Toner
SATURDAY SKIN - Pore Clarifying Toner 10% Glycolic Acid + Pore Control Complex Glycolic acid is a chemical exfoliant that treats hyperpigmentation, wrinkles, dull skin, and the appearance of pores. This ingredient is suitable for all skin types. Definitely patch test before using especially if you have sensitive skin. I’ve used the ordinary and the YTTP toners with glycolic acid and out of the three this one gives me less of that tingling sensation. My skin was definitely smoother, brighter, and even the next morning. I’ve been using this for quite some time and my skin loves this! Highlighted Ingredients: ✨Glycolic Acid: exfoliates skin and minimizes pores ✨Witch Hazel: balances skin and improves texture/tone ✨Sodium PCA: supports skin’s natural moisture factor
SATURDAY SKIN-Pore Clarifying Toner 10% Glycolic Acid + Pore Control Complex
$6.99 VS $5.90, Affordable Niacinamide Products Competition!!!
Today, let's compare two affordable niacinamide products. The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%and THE inkey LIST - Niacinamide Oil Control Serum I have combo skin with enlarged pores. Niacinamide's main function is to brighten your skin, reduce dark spots and acne scars, control oil and maintain hydration, and improve enlarged pores. Price: both serums are about 30ml, prices are also similar-The Ordianry $5.90 VS. The Inkey List $6.99 Texture: Very similar. Both serums look like liquid glue. But they are pretty light, easy to spread out. It feels a little bit sticky but can be absorbed easily. The Ordinary's serum is more sticky than Inkey's. Ingredient: The Ordinary includes 1% Zinc. And it is oil-free. Zinc is good for pimples and oil control. InkeyList has 1% Hyaluronic acid. It also has Squalane. This formula ensures hydration for people with dry skin. Effects: After using both serums, my skin looks brighter and more even. I can also see my enlarged pores getting better if I look closely into my skin. However, I do feel differently when I am using these two products-my skin feels more comfortable and hydrated when using Inkey. Overall, both niacinamide serums are pretty good, especially at this price level. Inkey is good for combo-dry skin, and The Ordinary works better for oily skin. But both serums have a high concentration of niacinamide. ⚠⚠⚠If you have sensitive skin, be cautious! Build up your tolerance before you use them! What’s your favorite niacinamide product? I’d love to hear 😊😊
The Ordinary-Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%
Tips from a dermatologist on sunscreen ☀️
Let’s talk about sunscreen ☀️ What’s a good sunscreen to wear? One that is: * Broad-spectrum protection (protects against UVA and UVB rays) * SPF 30 or higher * Water resistant This will help protect your skin from early skin aging, sunburn, and skin cancer. What is the difference between chemical and physical sunscreens? Chemical sunscreens work like a sponge, absorbing the sun’s rays. They contain one or more of the following ingredients: oxybenzone, avobenzone, octisalate, octocrylene, homosalate, and octinoxate. These are often easier to rub into the skin without a white cast. Physical sunscreens (aka mineral sunscreens) act like a shield, sitting on the surface of your skin and deflecting the sun’s rays. These can come on white. They have the active ingredients zinc oxide and/or titanium dioxide Reapply every 2 hours when outside in the sun ☀️ Some of my favorites: Tinted: Cerave tinted, la roche posay tinted, alastin CeraVe - Face Sheer Tint Hydrating Sunscreen SPF 30 LA ROCHE-POSAY - Anthelios 50 Mineral Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid SPF 50 ALASTIN SKINCARE - HydraTint Pro Mineral Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 36 Not tinted: colorescience, drunk elephant colorescience - Sunforgettable Total Protection Face Shield SPF 50 Sunscreen DRUNK ELEPHANT - Umbra Sheer Physical Daily Defense Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 30 What’s your favorite sunscreen?
LA ROCHE-POSAY -Anthelios 50 Mineral Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid SPF 50