Christmas Came Early! Happy 7.0k 🥳🥳
WOOOOOOOOO! Like.... WOOOOOOooooOoooooOoooO! 🤪 DAMN. YES. Hope you all had a safe Halloween! We made it to 7.0k!!!!! I would like to thank all 7.0k of you! Here’s my affirmation for all of you. *Ahem* Remember that: YOU DA BEST. YOU DA BOMB. YOU DA BADDEST. I hope you read that in the most expressive way possible 😄🤣 Affirmations are a great way to keep you optimistic and happy throughout the day! They’re essentially a couple of meaningful sentences that you say to and about yourself and EMBRACE the feeling behind each sentence! Don’t worry if you feel weird or goofy. Keep doing it because you/your body/mind are probably not used to the feeling! Sending peace, love, and positivity to you all! ❤️
Worth it if you hate tweezing!
I’ve hated tweezing my brows all my life. I love getting them waxed, but it can get expensive and during these quarantined times right now, we don’t all have that option! I’ve had the FINISHING TOUCH FLAWLESS - Flawless Brows Eyebrow Hair Remover for a while now and used to just use it in between waxes to touch up areas, but now I actually just use it in place of waxing. I have VERY blonde eyebrows, so you can’t even really see them when they’re not filled in, but I definitely notice hairs out of place or when they are just getting too “bushy.” So this tool comes in handy! I would not recommend it for someone who has very thick brows. It’s not a super super powerful tool, so you really have to go over your brows many times for it to get all the hairs you need. It might take a long time for someone with thicker brows. The instructions say to use it in a circular motion, but I find it works better for me when I just place it straight on the hairs that I want gone, and move it against the natural shape of my brow. I’ve had it for about a year and a half and have used it about once a month and have never had to change the battery in it. The tip also lights up to help you see the hairs better. I’ve noticed that over the time I’ve owned it, the light did dim a little bit. It’s definitely helped me a lot because I am trying to save money now and not pay for brow waxing, so I think it’s a great alternative to that!
FINISHING TOUCH FLAWLESS-Flawless Brows Eyebrow Hair Remover
I received this mascara in exchange for review from influenster. This mascara has a flat to fat brush so you can use one side to lengthen and the other to add volume. I found that I really enjoyed alternating between both sides to finesse my lashes. I don’t find that the formula is too wet or too dry, I can build it up without worrying about it flaking. I always curl my lashes before applying mascara so I’m not sure if this formula gives the lashes a nice curl; but, I did notice that it kept the curl and my lashes didn’t fall. I love that it’s water resistant and that it doesn’t flake. Fenty killed it with this super black and long wearing formula! I would note that it is a little hard to take off at the end of the day, but I think it’s worth taking the extra time to gently take it off because it’s long wearing and it doesn’t flake on me. I’d totally repurchase this mascara!
FENTY BEAUTY-Full Frontal Volume, Lift & Curl Mascara
Micellar Toner ✨ Cleanse away the Day!
The product: The original all-in-1 micellar water cleanser by garnier, can be used as a toner, makeup remover, and daily cleanser! 💦 The toner is designed for a wide range of skin types and contains no harsh chemicals that destroy proper skin cells and nutrients. This product allows for a cleaner and smoother complexity that can also replenish the skin, which is a goal in most beauty’s skin care! My impressions: The garnier micellar water is one of the best toner products that I have tried over a two year time frame, especially compared to the high end products. The results are refreshing, effective and leaves your skin feeling 10x cleaner than before. It essentially feels like water being put onto the skin because of how light weight the product actually is! I have used this toner in morning and night routines, and it works flawlessly in both. The texture is not too oily or too drying either, which helps to create a balanced skin tone. - It also did not strip my natural oils as well! - Not to mention the process either. Super simple! All you do is pour a penny sized amount onto a cotton pad and lather it into the skin! ✨ How it worked for combination skin: The garnier toner is super cool in the fact that it can be mixed with other products, and quite well too! If some days I have dry patches, I would mix some natural oils into the cleanser to help! It also did not take any pre-existing and healthy oils away from my skin, nor did it cause any other issues such as hyperpigmentation, blemishes, or dryness! A blessing! ✨ Skin type for Garnier: • All skin types! Length of Use: 2 years Cost: $8.99 / 400ML Targets: Tones, removes makeup, cleanses and refreshes 🎯 Recommend: I recommend this product to anyone who is looking for a more affordable toner that has affective results. It is a great skin care product to start off by using and can be applied so simply! 🥰 Rating: Garnier Micellar definitely deserves the full five star rating, not only because of the affordable prices, but because it actually worked! ⭐️ GARNIER - SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water All-in-1 Cleanser & Makeup Remover
GARNIER-SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water All-in-1 Cleanser & Makeup Remover
Dupe Alert!! My favorite Retinoids dupes
If you know me, I'm a huge fan of Retinols and now with advanced research, Retinoids. Sunday Riley A+ Retinoid has been my favorite from a long time but it's 85$ and that's a huge amount when it comes to just one bottle of what you can't live without. So, I started digging for more options that will give me the same results but with lesser price and guess what? I found a dupe/similar product with 1/10 of the price! I know my mind was also blown when I figured how similar The Ordinary Granactive Retinoid 2% The Ordinary - Granactive Retinoid 2% Emulsion emulsion is to Sunday Riley SUNDAY RILEY - A+ High-Dose Retinol Serum A+. Although these two are way different in prices and ingredients, the overall texture, consistency and finish of these two are similar. Also the results that I have seen with these two are pretty much the same. I've done my comparison and it's really helpful in seeing if you want something that works similarly who not pay 8.90$ than 85$ all the time! I'm going to break down my comparison into points ⬇️ 🌿Ingredients - Sunday Riley A+ has 6.5% of stabilized Retinoid and botanical alternative to Retinol. It combines 5% retinoid ester blend, 1% liposomal-encapsulated retinol blend, and a half percent blue green algae with natural retinoid-alternative activity. Whereas, The Ordinary one has 2% of Granactive Retinoid which is a complex of solubilized Hydroxypinacolone Retinoate (HPR). HPR is a highly-advanced form of retinoid which is, in fact, a non-prescription ester of all-trans direct retinoic acid that offers a multi-fold better effect against signs of aging than retinol, retinyl palmitate and nearly all other forms of non-prescription retinoid. Retinoid in Sunday Riley A+ also has Hawaiian white honey, bisabolol, cactus extract, and ginger balance which acts as great humectant and soothes skin. 🌿 Texture, Color and Consistency (Formulation): I found these two very similar in this category. They both are yellow in color and has that milky texture. Although, Sunday Riley A+ has more yellow tone than The Ordinary one. Both serums are thin and runny while The Ordinary one is a bit more liquidy and runny than A+. They both glides on face similarly, have that milky texture so they take about a minute to absorb in skin and both leave a slightly shiny finish. The Ordinary Granactive retinoid emulsion leaves a tackier finish and skin feels a little stickier than Sunday Riley. 🌿Smell/Fragrance: Both have less than 1% synthetic fragrance and shockingly they both smell similar to me. They both have a subtle, chemically scent. 🌿 Feel and Results: This is the best category for me and also the most accurate one for calling them too similar. They both give the same results in making your skin smooth, soft and getting rid of dry, flakey skin. They both help reducing the look of fine lines, wrinkles and loose skin. They both have given me tighter, brighter skin and my Hyperpigmentation seemed to fade away. The best part is how bright and glowing your skin feels the next morning. Although, I must agree with the percentage amount Sunday Riley one is a bit more Potent and does a rapid job in exfoliating skin on deeper level. The Ordinary Retinoid work the similar way but it takes consistent use and probably few days here and there to see the results. A+ may be a bit harsh for some people but I found The Ordinary quite gentle and non-irritating. In my opinion these two are very similar and work amazing in giving you that smooth brighter skin! What do you think of these two? Comment down below if you have any questions ❤️
SUNDAY RILEY-A+ High-Dose Retinol Serum
Favorite Lipstick | NARS Audacious Lipstick
This is one of the few orange-red lipsticks that I have actually liked. This shade is Annabella. The lipstick is matte but doesn’t overly dry lips as it’s a tiny bit creamy. I would recommend using a lipliner like with any other red lipstick. Picked this up at TJ Maxx for $8.