my go to concealer!
This is definitely my go to concealer! I love the fact that it is super buildable! I use this concealer for my dark circles and it does a great job! I can tell the coverage is great if your dark circles aren't that bad. I use the shade fair 06. It’s a light weight formula, so it doesn’t feel or look like I’m wearing a lot of product. I really enjoy the long lasting wear. Highly recommend to you guys~
Perfect Match for Skin Recovery
Elizabeth Arden Advanced Ceramide Capsules+First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream Main Ingredients: Ceramindes 1,3&6, Tsubaki oil, Fatty Acides / Colloidal Oatmeal, Shea Butter, Ceramide-3 Ceraminde can be said a powerful ingredient which can moisturize and maintain hydration. It also effective in recovering skin barrier, enhancing skin elasticity and anti-aging. My skin is dry and a bit sensitive. I would add both Elizabeth Arden Advanced Ceramide Capsules and First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream into my night care routine. The main ingredient of Aden capsules Ceraminde aims at repairing and recovering. one capsule at a time, which is exactly the amount of the entire face needed. The texture of it is essence oil. It absorbs well when massage it. I can feel my skin absorbs enough water immediately. It's so so hydrated. FAB cream contains ceramide and shea butter, which can soothe the skin and add necessary oil to my skin to maintain the balance. It is creamy texture, but it is very light and thin. It has a good repair effect. When experiencing the season changing or my skin is sensitive, the combination of these two Is my savior. Getting up the next morning with a super soft and not oily skin.
Elizabeth Arden-Advanced Ceramide Capsules Daily Youth Restoring Serum
Will I purchase the full size?
Elizabeth Arden: Advanced Ceramide Capsules Daily Youth Restoring Serum I received the sample of Elizabeth Arden Capsules Serum from my friend. She's very into this product for its moisturizing and skin barrier repair function. After I tried the sample, I feel l cannot live without it. So, I purchased a full size through the official website. ✨What it claims: The youth restoring serum focuses on enhancing skins' barrier repair function, increasing moisturization, minimizing the appearance of aging signs by delivering a new and improved blend of ingredients. The key ingredients include, phytosphingosine, sea fennel extract and retinyl palmitate. All of this aims at creating a healthy, and youthful-looking skin. ✨My experience: I have combination skin, but prone to dry in winter and spring, and also a bit sensitive due to the weather. The serum is very helpful to me in this season. After applying, my skin feels very hydrated and calming. It does what it claims, that has skin recovery function. The texture is lightweight and smooth that absorbed really well. One capsule can be used twice, morning and night. It's fragrance free so that is very safe for sensitive skin. The pack is easy to carry. I always take it with me during travel. As my skin will get super dry and sensitive due to few hours flight, and will feels itchy, irritated and dehydrated. The serum works very well at that time. Once I applied it at night, my skin gets very dewy and refreshing on the second day morning. ✨My thought: I will absolutely recommend it! It deserved the high price. 90 pieces cost $100, which sounds pricy. But there's 30% off discount on official website sometimes. Maybe once a month! It's a great deal, isn't it?
Elizabeth Arden-Advanced Ceramide Capsules Daily Youth Restoring Serum
My GO-TO Highlighters for…
✨Highlighters✨ made my day glow, and here is my highlighter inventory! Milani- Strobelight Instant Glow Powder Love the product easy to work with the perfect amount of glow and shine, i use it as my go-to for workdays, and in my experience, you do need a good highlighter brush for it to stand out. I love using it right after I sent the skin with setting spray. It's a very blinding highlight with good pigment!! It definitely matches my fair skin. Colourpop-Flexitarian Super shock glow ✨ I feel as though colourpop highlighters come in every delicious shade, and they have the perfect shimmering finish. Flexitarian is my go-to for a night out or party, I've been grabbing it for a super luminous all over cheek look! Fenty Beauty-Mean Money/Hu$tla Baby While I appreciate the effort to have one toned-down shade paired with one super-shimmery shade, I didn't spend this much money for half of it to be unnoticeable. I think half of this highlight is boring; to be exact, Mean Money is pointless. It doesn’t show up at all, as I have to swipe it multiple times to notice anything on my skin, whereas I love Hu$tla Baby and use it when i hanging out with my friends. Hu$tla Baby is really potent, so a small dab is very visible and is the main reason I bought this.
COLOURPOP- Super Shock Highlighter
My GO-TO mascaras for…
Hey beauties, how many mascaras do you have in your rotation? For me, I already have 3 in my makeup pouch. Let me introduce you these three mascaras i’ve tried to wear for different occasions! 1⃣️ HR LASH QUEEN FELINE BLACKS This one is a little bit pricy，but I'm sure it's better than other drugstore mascaras, the brush is soft and bushy, it creates natural, separated, feathery lashes with no flakes or smudges. The color is classic black, which is easily cope with a variety of occasions, i often use it in my workdays, my eyes always look more abstruse and bright after applying it，and i'm very satisfied with this result. 2⃣️Colourpop BFF mascara Super beautiful and unique mascara in the pink shade! I like it just because it is so unusual but not exaggerated at all if you applied it to the lower lashes. i think it is suitable for dating & party ! It doesn't look pink from a long distance, but then in certain lighting occasion you would suddenly notice the pink color. And people are surprised "hey you have pink eyelashes!" 3⃣️DECORA GIRL Brown Mascara I love the pigmentation and formula of DECORA GIRL Mascara. This is a Japanese brand which has a lot of shades. I think the color Brown is more lively than the black one, so i often wear it in my family gathering. As it goes on easily and dry fast, I can easily finish it even in a very short time, I think many people will get to love it.
MILK Makeup! My Faves and 'meh'
I’m always seeing things being released and people talking about them. I cannot wait to checking my purse and surprised to see only few milk products i owned. There are 4 faves and 1 meh on my list , Have a guess before reading. 😉 🍒 MILK Matte Bronzer in Baked: 5/5 the first cream bronzer I had purchased for myself so they’ll always have a special place in my heart. I love the bronzer so much that i have used up a full size and repurchased one. 🍒 MILK Flex Foundation Stick (Mine is the shade of light beige.): 5/5 beautiful natural finish, It has great coverage when applied but not heavy at all which make a look of my skin but better. 🍒 MILK Lipstick in C.R.E.A.M: 4/5 super creamy and comfortable, this is a slightly cool-nude lipstick that i don't own many similar color. 🍒 MILK Kush Fiber Brow Gel in Dutch: 4/5 Bow brow has a waxy pomade texture that keeps your brows setting in a similar way of waxy pencil. It separates and combines brows like the feather brow. 🍒 MILK Kush Mascara: 1/5 Super popular, but it does.. nothing to my lashes? Like literally nothing, even a little bit lengthen or volumize.. It seems to tint a tiny bit but my lashes are already black so it’s rather pointless. I’m legit shocked, especially on how amazing it looks on others. And it smudges like crazy too! But regardless, I’m still a huge fan of the brand. Their whole branding gives me chic, new kid on the block vibe. and I think everyone should give it a try.
A Skin Story
Hello friends! I shared my Drunk Elephant transformation on Instagram over a year ago and I thought I should share it here ❤️ In short, my face was covered in horrible cystic acne. I tried out TLC Framboos, Lala Retro and B Hydra and my life was forever changed. I was even featured on the Drunk Elephant Instagram and then their new Bare With Us kit for my before and after photo! I have included my original photo plus a photo of my skin then and now too. I still can’t believe how far I have come. I could cry. Good skincare makes all the difference. Here’s my original blurb from early lady year: “It’s pretty crazy what a year can do! I used to look like the girl on the left and had self esteem issues and did everything I could to cover up those large painful red bumps. And now, with proper skincare, I can embrace the skin I am in and spend a whole day (or two) without a stitch of makeup and still love myself 💕💕 thank you to @drunkelephant #TLCFramboos for resurfacing my skin and to #LalaRetro and #BHydra for hydrating my parched skin and of course to #CTango for brightening up my dark undereyes. I feel like a whole new person with this boost of confidence. I’m finally so happy in the skin I am in ❤️“DRUNK ELEPHANT - Lala Retro Whipped Cream DRUNK ELEPHANT - C-Tango Multivitamin Eye Cream DRUNK ELEPHANT - Bare With Us Kit DRUNK ELEPHANT - T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Resurfacing Night Serum DRUNK ELEPHANT - B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum
DRUNK ELEPHANT-B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum
$27 lip oil vs $16 💋💦
Listen, I really really like the Kosas - Wet Lip Oil Gloss but, I think it is super pricey for what it is. The packaging is gorgeous, the product is really nice, I personally really like the scent, but $27 for 4.2 grams is 😬 But I think I found something super similar and at a more reasonable price point. The CALEY COSMETICS - BEACHY KISS NATURAL LIP GLOSS WITH PROBIOTICS is such a nice product and I think it’s a pretty good dupe for the Kosas lip oil in formula, texture, wear and look. They both have a similar ingredient list with ingredients like castor seed oil, sunflower seed oil, rice bran extract and the Caley lip oil (gloss) is also formulated with probiotics to help strengthen the skin’s natural barrier which is amazing! I’m wearing the Kosas lip oil in shade jellyfish on my top lip and Caley lip gloss in the shade mango mojito on my bottom lip, literally indistinguishable. Only thing that sucks (for me) it’s the applicator, it’s so small on both products, you need to go in like three times to get good application. The Caley lip oil is $16 for 9 grams which is definitely a lot more worth it in my opinion 😋
CALEY COSMETICS-BEACHY KISS NATURAL LIP GLOSS WITH PROBIOTICS
Night Time Routine to Treat Discoloration
Treating discoloration is my number one concern when it comes to my skin. My acne-prone skin scars whether I leave my breakouts alone or if I pick them. It's annoying but it's not something I can change, what I can do is speed up the process of fading the darker marks left behind. My night routine is when I bring out the big guns, and luckily for me my skin is normal/oily and tolerates acids VERY well. My routine is not for anyone with sensitive skin! I double cleanse with a balm and gel cleanser that is gentle - I've noticed my skin doesn't tolerate harsh cleanser at all, so the more basic the better! I follow that up with my eye treatment, the NuFace Line Smoothing Serum has been a game changer for me. I'm 25 and don't have any major concerns in this area, but did notice that the fine lines I've always had were diminished when I use this. Up next is my treatment, I use this pro-strength discoloration treatment and have noticed major improvements in discoloration fading. But here's the kicker, I pair this with my retinoid treatment - I put on the PTR Discoloration Treatment wait a few minutes and follow it up with my retinoid. I has some dryness that first night I tried this, that went away immediately and now I just have clear, bright skin. I do this two nights in a row then take a night off to focus on hydrating and giving my skin a break. It works for me. I've noticed no sensitivity and I make sure to use other products to protect my skin a barrier. The BR Creme Placenta is one product that both helps to protect my skin and also treat discoloration. It isn't too heavy and feels like a butter melting into the skin. Following that up with my Deviant Skincare Facial Oil and my skin gets all the fatty oils that it needs to function properly. It's a rich oil that sinks in immediately. This is what works for me, my skin is not sensitive and tolerates acids very well. If I notice any sensitivity I take a night or two off, but I always do what I think my skin needs! PETER THOMAS ROTH - Pro Strength Niacinamide Discoloration Treatment NuFACE - FIX Line Smoothing Serum BIOLOGIQUE RECHERCHE - Creme Placenta deviant - Facial Oil
BIOLOGIQUE RECHERCHE-Creme Placenta
DIFFERIN - DIFFERIN Acne Treatment Gel Differin did get my acne under control. I did not experience purging, thankfully. The product itself did not sting, but caused my other products to sting. My face was very dry while using this. After finishing one tube, I decided to stop due to irritation. Differin caused extreme sensitivity. Micellar water that I previously used now causes chemical burns. I have yet to find a sunscreen that does not cause burns. Overall, I would recommend this product if you have tried all other treatments first.
DIFFERIN-DIFFERIN Acne Treatment Gel
✨ANTI-AGING✨ Murad Retinol Youth Renewal Serum
The main function of the Murad Retinol Youth Renewal Serum is to provide youthful-looking skin. With ingredients like Hyaluronate, Swertia Flower Extract, and Retinol this serum helps your skin looks firmer, radiant, and smooth. It helps reduce the appearance of fine lines , wrinkles, pores, and helps even skin tone. It’s definitely magic in a serum! I would describe the texture as more of a lightweight cream that melts into a serum. It has a slight yellowish tint and it smells so good! It’s a very clean, slightly floral scent. It’s not overbearing at all. I purchased this product because I’m in my 30’s and I’m starting to show fine lines. I used for 2 weeks when I first purchased it and now I use it a couple times of week. I noticed results within the first few uses. It’s recommend to use at night and the next morning my skin looked smoother and more radiant. I did not experience any irritations other than a slight tingle the first couple of uses. I’ve heard horror stories about retinol and I was a little hesitant to try it but I love it. I would definitely recommend it. It’s on the high-end price list at $89.00 but I think it’s worth it for the results. Murad - Retinol Youth Renewal Serum
Murad-Retinol Youth Renewal Serum