Welcome to my happy place :) ✨ I am in no way a beauty guru or skincare expert, I just love sharing my finds with the world in case someone benefits🥰
Dry, staticky hair begone!
I'll admit, I've never been one for hair care. I have straight, often boring brown hair that I don't do much anything special to. I wash it every other day, blow dry it, and only style it on rare occasions. This is party due to the fact that it is so slippery and pin-straight that it won't hold anything: curls, hair clips, ponytails, braids, you name it; if it lifts up my hair in any way, all the bobby pins in the world won't be able to make it stay. Plus, after drying or in the moistureless heat this summer, I would get frizz and dry, almost cracking strands! I cut off my split ends, changed shampoos, and used heat protectant spray before blow drying, but nothing seemed to help this issue. The one thing I have always wanted to do with my mediocre locks is to make them as soft and nice to the touch as possible. This dream of mine was recently made a reality as I dug this bad boy out of an old drawer. Suddenly, all my flyaways stayed down and running my hand through my hair was a dream! I use about one pump (my hair is pretty thin but if you have thicker hair you may wanna use more) on my fingers and comb it through my hair after blow drying, making sure not to touch my roots, as that can leave your scalp looking greasy and a little *too* shiny. I brush through to make sure the product is distributed evenly and... voila!! Immediately, near all my flyaways lay flat and my hair becomes much, much softer. If this sounds like something your hair needs, I would highly recommend. I've been using this for a few weeks now and there is still plenty left in the bottle. Oh, and it smells nice!! Just a sort of warm, fresh scent, nothing overwhelming. Enjoy :))
kms-Tamefrizz Smoothing Lotion
So you wanna try The Ord. niacin.+ zinc serum...
Here's what you should know before making the purchase. The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% is a fairly viscous, cloudy serum meant to tame blemishes and has been reported to also clear scars and general unevenness in your skin. However, there's one thing you might NOT have read about amongst the thousands of reviews claiming to either love the product or bash it for being something of a scam. I'm here to tell you that TO niacinamide serum is a great product for acne prone or uneven skin, but with one caveat. Because it rejuvenates your skin and rebuilds the cells from the inside out, before you see the results of the serum there will be what is called a "purge" effect the first week or so of using the serum. You see, breakouts and pimples are already within the skin days before they emerge on the surface. They build and build until finally being pushed outward and leaving those nasty zits on your face. And when you start rebuilding the skin, *all* the acne is pushed outward, giving you the impression that it was the serum making you break out. And while this is technically true, in the long run, your skin will thank you. So if you do decide to buy one of my personal favorite serums (which you totally should), don't freak out when you break out! It's all part of the plan 😎
The Ordinary-Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%
Full face of *affordable* makeup!
#MAYBELLINE - Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser Primer[products]#[FiveStars] this primer beats pricier ones like the Porefessional, the MAC one, and more. Covers up pores well and is very helpful for getting that base to stick. #MAYBELLINE - Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circle Treatment Concealer[products]#[FiveStars] HG here!! I have had countless people recommend this baby and I finally got it - I love it!! I wouldn't say it's the fullest coverage out there, but it blends very easily and gets the job done. The sponge applicator is very comfortable and unique. #NYX - BB Cream[products]#[FiveStars] Honestly they could market this as a light to medium coverage foundation. The shade Natural is perfect for me, although I believe their shade range is only okay (great for mediums like me but fails darker skin tones). Looks close to real skin and sinks in easily without drying. #essence - Brighten Up! Banana Powder[products]#[FourStars] Only okay powder. I wish it were more pigmented or just was a translucent powder, since it can't seem to make up its mind. Mattifies and does lighten though, so I'd recommend. #REVOLUTION - Bronze and Glow Duo[products]#[FourStars] This baby is very close to my heart as it was my first bronzer AND my first highlighter! The bronzer is perfect; it blends easily and looks very natural. The highlighter is a little dark for my skin but it works in certain lights. The biggest plus of this duo though is IT SMELLS LIKE CHOCOLATE. I REPEAT. IT SMELLS LIKE CHOCOLATE!! #MAYBELLINE - Nudes of New York Eyeshadow Palette[products]#[FourStars] this palette is wonderful for beginners or to keep in your purse for simple, everyday looks or slightly glammed up neutral looks. The shimmers are beautiful and all the shades blend well. My only complaint is that the mattes aren't 100% matte, but it's hard to tell. #MAYBELLINE - Hyper Easy Waterproof Liquid Liner In Pitch Black[products]#[FiveStars] Yay for the liner! It does what it's supposed to, it's *actually* water resistant, and fairly smudge proof. It can run dry for short periods sometimes but not often. I certainly recommend this product :) And there we have it! I don't think any of the products are over $10, but correct me if I'm wrong. All are very affordable and get the job done. The duo and palette I would especially recommend for beginners in just a little more apmed up makeup. Side note: unfortunately the blush I used has its label worn away after too many uses 😅but it's nothing special so don't worry about it haha.
MAYBELLINE-Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser Primer
Let’s Talk Staples.
This CeraVe lotion, micellar water, and the infamous Mario Badescu facial mist - overrated or just right? Let’s find out!! CeraVe - PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion WOW WOW WOW!! I found out about this stuff from Skincare by Hyram (if you haven’t checked him out on YouTube yet, get on that :) ). It soaks in very quickly and is fragrance free. It also contains niacinamide and hylauronic acids, both *great* ingredients, especially for oily or acne-prone skin. It moisturizes just the right amount for my combination skin (oily in T-zone, normal to dry elsewhere, and acne prone). I use it both morning and night and my skin always feels softer and looks more even the following eight or so hours after using. $12 on Amazon. CeraVe - Hydrating Micellar Water Micellar water is a great product everyone should have in their arsenal of skincare. I recommend using this to remove makeup over makeup wipes, as it is much better for the environment and your skin than what can be stripping, overly frictioned wipes. 4 stars because I don’t find it hydrating, but it’s very gentle on the skin and feels great to rub all over your skin at the end of the day. Not sure how much it is, but I’d guess it’s only a few bucks at your local Walgreens/drugstore. MARIO BADESCU - Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs and Rosewater yep, I was victim of the rose water craze a few years ago, too. I bought this spray thinking some miracle might happen. I didn’t know anything about skincare or ingredients or even what my skin type was at the time, which is where my mistake came. Lemme be completely upfront: THERE IS NOTHING EXTREMELY BENEFICIAL TO YOUR SKIN IN THIS. However, there is nothing harmful, either. It does contain glycol, but that’s all it has going for it. Overall, it feels great and smells very good, but it’s not very useful as either a skin hydrant or or a setting spray, so unless you’re just looking for the aesthetic of the product, don’t waste $10 or whatever it costs. Annnnd there’s my take! Let me know if you had similar or completely different experiences with any of these products.
MARIO BADESCU-Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs and Rosewater
Affordable Lip Care + Glossier Gloss Review
Dry, cracked lips no matter the season? Sores all over from pulling skin away from the delicate tissue? AND wanna make those kissable lips shine like there's no tomorrow? Look no further, your fairy lip-mother is here! LUSH - Cranberry Fizz Lip Scrub This edible, tasty, exfoliating scrub is great for those bigger strips of skin you keep biting at and leaves your lips smooth and velvetty. Only reason I gave 4 stars was because it can get a little messy, but nothing too crazy. Vaseline - 100% Pure Petroleum Jelly, Original Obviously, you've heard of Vaseline before, but have you REALLY exploited that 50 cent miracle gel?! I like to slap this stuff on before I go to bed so I don't wake up with dry, stuck together lips in the morning. It also works great as a more subtle substitute for lip gloss, and leaves my lips feeling deliciously smooth all day. Blistex - Medicated Lip Ointment This bad boy is where the REAL magic happens. I have eczema, and it really likes to pop up in the most annoying places on my face. One of such places is the outside ring of my lips, which gets in the way of lip gloss and lipstick wayyy too much. When these dry spots get really bad, I use this miracle cream morning and night and those pesky rashes are gone within a day. BURT’S BEES - Pomegranate Lip Balm Yeah, it's basic. Everyone uses it. But it's my all-time favorite for a reason! It smelled great and gets the job done. I can't promise any long-lasting moisturization, but for half the day you're set. Just reapply like you would any chapstick. Glossier. - Glossier. Lip Gloss The moment you've all been waiting for. Look. It's super glossy. With just one swipe it'll look like you've applies dozens of layers. It definitely transfers though, and you have no hope if you're eating. However, if you'll just be socializing at a party or wanting a nice touch for a picture, this is the product for you. As you can see, I've totally used mine up, so clearly it's not that bad. I'm still looking for my HG of lip gloss though so if anyone has recommendations that would be awesome :))
Vaseline- 100% Pure Petroleum Jelly, Original
You've Seen it all Over For a REASON!
So you're a skeptic unsure of all these posts about the AZTEC SECRET - Indian Healing Clay ? Or maybe you're a loyal user looking for outside validation? Either way, you should read this!! I literally just got this yesterday and tried it right away. It was a bit of a gamble, because as you can see, I bought the huge package as that was the only one left at Target lol. But, without hesitation, I mixed the miracle powder with a mix of both water and apple cider vinegar per instruction. The apple cider vinegar made it smell detestable, so I'll probably cease to include that, but once on it wasn't too noticable. The mask goes on like your typical clay mask; smooth, cool, and refreshing. Then, it starts to dry. I left mine in for the maximum amount of time recommended (that is, for non-sensitive skin because my skin isn't very sensitive), a little over 25 minutes. I looked like a dragon! It dries in little scales that you can either rub off (don't recommend this) or gently scrub off with a towel and warm water. Be careful when removing the mask as if it is completely dry like mine was, it may be pretty irritating and take a while to remove. My skin was very red afterwards, but once that calmed down I was able to see the results! Okay, here's the part you're probably looking for. One word: WOW!! The mask seemed to literally just suck out all remains of oil, sebum, dirt, etc and my pores were cleaner than I've ever seen them! The blackheads I frequently get on my nose were no more! I'm completely astounded at the effectiveness of this online find. 10/10 would recommend!!
AZTEC SECRET-Indian Healing Clay
The secret to long, healthy hair!✨💜
YES, that’s my hair! And I’m going to share with you some tips on how I got my hair to look like this! PSA: I’m not a hairdresser ❤️ Your shampoo DOES MATTER- stop using drug store shampoo/conditioner that’s just making your hair dried out and greasy. Some great and still affordable brands are PAUL MITCHELL - Clarifying Shampoo Two BIOSILK - Silk Therapy Shampoo MATRIX - Ultra Hydrasource Shampoo (I’m currently using the Paul Mitchell shampoo/conditioner) Tip: going to stores like marshals or TJ max can help save money on these products. ❤️ Cut the heat 🚫🔥 heat can damage your hair! And if you have to use heat styling tools PLEASE use a heat protectant spray. ❤️ Wash your hair only 2-3 times a week, you don’t want to strip your hair of its natural oils!! ❤️ Use hair oil or hair serum EVERY👏🏼SINGLE👏🏼DAY! You don’t need much, maybe a little more then a pea size just enough to hydrate your hair and give it some shine🌟 I like BIOSILK - Silk Therapy Original ogx - Renewing Moroccan Argan Oil Extra Penetrating Hair Oil I’ve also noticed while using these products my hair has less knots and frizz ❤️ Don’t underestimate the power of a silk pillow case. At night you move around and your hair can get snagged and break with a cotton pillowcase, the silk allows your hair to slide off and is better for your skin too ❤️ OLIVE OIL is your new best friend you never knew you had. I soak my hair in olive oil once a month and it really helps with growth. (I made a separate post on this if you want to know more!) ❤️ Most important⚠️ PLEASE DO NOT color your hair with box dye!!! Ahhh this is so so bad for your hair. If you need a change please go see a hair stylist to talk about what’s best for YOUR hair needs, your hair will thank you! ❤️ Don’t forger to trim the dead ends. I know it sounds so simple and everyone knows this buts it’s so important for the health of your hair and makes your hair look healthier and helps your hair grow faster! ❤️ Don’t forget about hair masks!! There’s so many different brands and options for every hair type. One of my favorites Is the brand HASK. HASK - Keratin Protein Smoothing Deep Conditioner Packette the packs are so big that I can use half and get 2 uses out of it ❤️ What brush are you using?? I only use the Wet brush - Original Detangler because the bristles are so flexible they don’t rip my hair out while I’m brushing while detangling my hair with no problem and can be used on dry hair too not just wet!! I hope this helped! If you have any other good hair tips leave them in the comments below!
PAUL MITCHELL-Clarifying Shampoo Two
HOW TO: Look more presentable WITHOUT ANY MAKEUP!
HOW TO: Look more presentable WITHOUT ANY MAKEUP! Yup that’s right.. all products used are for people who don’t feel like wearing makeup! MICHAEL TODD BEAUTY - Makeup Brush Cleanser MICHAEL TODD BEAUTY - Sonicsmooth PAULA'S CHOICE - Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliator fARSÁLI - Haldi Eyes Brightening Turmeric Eye Cream fARSÁLI - Unicorn Antioxidant Lip Mask This tutorial is primarily focused on grooming, skincare, brightening, and adding some jewelry for an elegant finish! All to achieve a youthful glow without any makeup!
fARSÁLI-Haldi Eyes Brightening Turmeric Eye Cream
I just bought another tube of this, here’s why
BANGN BODY - Firming Lotion Face & Body Moisturiser The yellow tube of goodness or whatever they call it. The before and after photos will tell you it heals stretch marks, reduces cellulite and cures cancer (ok I made that last one up). A brightening, hydrating, firming, tightening miracle cream. Does it work? Obviously it works wonders for some but my first impression was that it was okay. I mostly just put in on my face at night. My skin still felt a bit tight after applying but once it sunk in I felt hydrated. In the morning skin was soft and looked nice. Good but nothing radical. Then I got a pimple. Like one of those diabolical, volcano, has-roots-going-down-your-neck type pimples. Can’t go outside or even zoom chat hideous thing. I could see it coming. The skin over the head was tight and sore and the redness surrounding it was bigger than a 50 cent piece (if you can even remember what money looks like these days). So I cleaned the area and used this cream as a spot treatment twice a day and then all over the face at night. And no matter how much I wanted to I DID NOT TOUCH IT. And... nothing. No eruption. No pea-sized whitehead. Even the redness went away. 3 days later and I realised that this yellow tube is actually my saviour! Since my enlightenment I have applied it to all kinds of pimples. Face pimples, back pimples, chest pimples. Those weird leg pimples. And all either disappeared in a few days or significantly reduced. So excuse me while I go and increase my order to five tubes.
BANGN BODY-Firming Lotion Face & Body Moisturiser
How to pick the BEST trending lashes for your eyes👀Swipe right to know!
Fashion is all about having your own style! Find out your go-to lash style here! I'm a lash junkie and love to change my look from time to time. There're so many lash styles nowadays, but having tried most of them, I found it's essential to choose the one that really suits myself instead of blindly chasing. Here're the most popular lash styles! Check which will look the best on you before applying your strip or individual lashes. 💖Cat Eyelashes With the longest lashes in the outside corner of your eyes, this style makes your eyes look longer and sexy. For people with small, round or close-set eyes, this lash extension style is your go-to one! By providing an outward-extending effect, your eyes appear set wide and exotic. However, if your eyes are naturally wide-set, you'd better give up cat eye extensions. Many celebrities love cat eyelash extensions, such as Angelina Jolie and Taylor Swift. 💖Doll Eyelashes This eyelash style compliments big eyes the most, especially for those wide-set or downturned eyes. By emphasizing on the longer false lashes in the middle of your eyes, this style makes your eyes appear larger. This lash style is ideal for most eye shapes, but if your eyes are round or protrude, then this style isn't for you as it can give your eyes an alarming appearance. Many celebrities like to have this style, including Jessica Alba and Megan Fox for bigger and brighter eyes. 💖Natural Looking Eyelashes I feel that no-makeup makeup is really a buzzword nowadays. Natural appearing lash extensions follow your natural lash line and are longer towards the two-thirds point of your eyes, so this style doesn't change your lash shape but just adds extra emphasis to them. This style is wonderful for every situation and eye shape to wear, but may not be the best choice for people who fancy n intense or dramatic look. Blake Lively is a good example of natural-looking eyelashes. 💖Staggered Eyelashes Mixing long and short individual lashes while applying, you can create a fuller and thicker lash look. For people who have naturally fluffy lashes, this style will be amazing for them to have a unique look. However, if your lashes are sparse and fine, then you'd better avoid this style as the staggered lashes require the density of your natural lashes for a casual and "messy" look. Celebrities who go for this look to make their lashes more volumizing include Kim K. You can either go to a salon or apply your own false lashes at home. For DIY lovers, I recommend MAC - MAC False Eyelashes for strip lashes and EYLURE - EYLURE Individual Lashesfor individual lashes, both of them are of high-quality and can be reused over 20 times with proper care. Which eyelash is your go-to one? Drop your comments below xoxo!
EYLURE-EYLURE Individual Lashes
I tried this hyped enzyme cleansing powder
Kanebo cleansing powder has been ranked #1 in Japanese Cosme (skincare and cosmetic ranking) for many years, this profuct named SUISAI enzyme cleansing powder, delicate foam and gentle cleansing of the skin, two yeast ingredients decompose the old keratin and excess sebum, making the skin soft. suisai - Beauty Clear Powder from Japanese brand Kanebo. This is one of my few favorite enzyme washes.The cleansing powder can be used for weekly cleansing, but It's not for everyday use. don’t use it too frequently to avoid thinning of the stratum corneum. It's so refreshing. As an enzyme cleaner, It’s strong enough to eat away at the dullness of your skin and gentle enough not to sting or irritate sensitive skin. It remove dirt from the pores and excess sebum and provide smooth skin. Overall It's doing a deep cleaning but doesn't feel tightening and drying on skin. It can remove blackheads and keratin, improve dull and rough skin, enlarged pores, adult acne, and acne. It is also suitable for dry skin. The skin is smooth and not tight after washing. This can has a total of 32 pieces . Each capsule is individually packaged, and one piece is a one-time quantity and has just the right amount for each use. And It's also super cute. It is much more convenient to use than a cleansing mask. It’s free from fragrance. I used it with a foaming net to create more foam. Each capsule is small in size. If you are on a business trip, it will save more space than you normal face wash. The powder is white. After wetting the face, pour out the cleansing powder. A lot of foam will appear after rubbing with a little water for a few times, and then apply it on the face like washing your face and massage for about 30 seconds, and then wash it off. After washing, it will be slippery and not particularly dry, but there will be a kind of Transparent feeling, great cleaning power. I am a combination dry and I love this powder. It’s drugstore price, but voidable changed my skin condition. Overall a great option for deep cleaning👍
suisai-Beauty Clear Powder
A Lovely Little Daydream
STORYBOOK COSMETICS - Little Briar Rose Storybook Palette This palette is a new favorite I’m going to reach for time and time again. The shimmers are absolutely lovely and the mattes aren’t insanely pigmented, but extremely easy to layer and blend to your desired opacity. Some of my absolute favorite packaging that I have in my collection
STORYBOOK COSMETICS-Little Briar Rose Storybook Palette