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🌸 23 year old skin care lover ✨ New York based 🌱 Check my ‘Meet the Beauty Blogger’ post for more info on what to expect

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❄️Winter Warrior❄️
❄️Winter Warrior❄️
Hi there! First off it’s exciting to see so many new faces on Cherie! Watching this community grow is a treat :) As the days get colder and the air gets drier it’s so important to make hydration the foundation of your skincare regimen. In years past my summer routine and winter routine didn’t differ much (and my skin definitely suffered for it) While hunting for hydration I stumbled onto Hanskin - Hyaluron Skin Essence A lot of products on the market already have a low dose of hylaronic acid in them, but I still found that my combo skin wasn’t quite happy. Essences weren’t on my radar before this product but at this point I swear by them. This has become my holy grail product in the matter of a couple weeks! Immediately after application this soaks beautifully into the skin, adding plumpness, hydration, and giving you a nice dewy finish. One thing I adore about this product is that you can layer it as much as you want, so on days when I need extra hydration or if i’ve used a strong chemical exfoliator the evening before, this swoops in and saves me! My only real critique is that I wish the bottle was larger! Both me and my girlfriend use this daily and we’re down to half a bottle after only three weeks! This has become my winter warrior and I will absolutely be repurchasing. Next, I’m in the market for a good moisturizer, do you guys have any suggestions?
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eupho_glow
Hyaluron Skin Essence
Hanskin-Hyaluron Skin Essence
📣 Perfect Starter Retinol 📣
📣 Perfect Starter Retinol 📣
I apologize in advance to the cuties of cherie !! you’re all about to read the most atrocious love letter to a product you’ve ever seen! I am a huge fan of the ordinary and love their approach to skincare, which I tend to think of as “supplemental” skincare. Rather than a product containing multiple ingredients w/ multiple functions, you can choose one product containing about one or two ingredients that your skin REALLY loves! I had never used a retinol before and as my 23rd birthday came and went I decided there was no better time to start! I did an obscene amount of research. I knew I wanted to start with something gentle, and that my skin would need lots of hydration to combat the drying affect retinol can have. In walks The Ordinary - Retinol 0.2% in Squalane and my life was forever changed! The first thing I noticed about this product was the texture. It has a lovely slip and on first application can feel quite oily. It was off putting at first but when you consider that Squalane is the base oil it makes perfect sense. I like to gently press it into my skin, rather than wiping or rubbing, and it typically absorbs within a couple minutes ! Right before introducing the product I had a two huge cystic pimples that refused to budge, but they were no match for this retinol lol! I did have a slight purging period from this product, it didn’t last too long, and it was definitely worth it! I have literally not had a new pimple form during the entire time I’ve used this, and my one and only fine line is finally starting to soften and fade. I’ve had this product for two months now (I use it 2x a week at night) and I think what really makes the difference is giving this product, or any retinol product for that matter, a good ten minutes after application before layering on your next product. A lot of other ingredients can neutralize the effects of retinol so give it lots of time to soak in and do its job before your next step! So for anyone looking to start using a retinol but is unsure of which product is right for them, I can not recommend this one enough! If you have any other questions or you think I missed something, let me know!
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Retinol 0.2% in Squalane
The Ordinary-Retinol 0.2% in Squalane
Everyone’s Least Favorite Bit of Advice
Everyone’s Least Favorite Bit of Advice
Hi there to the beauties of cherie!! If you’ve been told to be patient once, you’ve been told a million times! But what does that actually ... mean? Each active ingredient you add will promise a few specific results that you expect to see working. We’ve all had those moments where we buy a product that every review promised was a life saver, but after weeks of using it, our skin is no better for it. Here’s a simple and straightforward graphic to help you keep a realistic expectation of when you should start seeing results! having practical expectations also helped me to be kinder to myself by encouraging me to give my skin proper time and consistency. Original graphic was found on ig/sciencebecomesher! save this post for reference 🗒
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eupho_glow
PURGING vs. IRRITATION
PURGING vs. IRRITATION
Hi Cuties! So I’ve been refining my skincare routine recently and got a little trigger happy! I added two new products to my routine one after another. A few days passed and a couple of whiteheads cropped up, but I couldn’t be sure if I was finally in the purging periods of my retinol or if my new oil cleanser was making me react! So I did what any skincare aficionado would do, RESEARCH! PURGING 🌹 • Will show up in areas where you already get break outs • Is only caused by active ingredients* • Any acne that comes to the surface will heal more rapidly than during the regular life cycle of a pimple • Should come to an end within 12 weeks (from the start of product use) IRRITATION 🥀 • Can appear anywhere on your face • Will often cause a sensation referred to as ‘sandpaper skin’ where your skin feels rough and bumpy • Can be caused by any kind of product (cleanser, toner, serum, moisturizer, etc) • Some products cause irritation because the skin barrier it comes in contact with is compromised * Active ingredients cause purging because they increase skin cell turnover. Meaning that any acne forming under the skin is brought the the surface more quickly than it would be regularly. Things like vitamin a (retinols/retinoids), aha’s, bha’s, pha’s, and vitamin c can all cause purging. Have any of your guys experienced purging? How did you cope?
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MANDELIC ACID: What You Should Know
MANDELIC ACID: What You Should Know
Hi Sweets! If you’re like me than nearly all of your social media timelines are flooded with skincare info 24/7. And for the last month there’s been a new name on every bodies lips: Mandelic Acid. There’s nothing more fun to me than hyper-focusing on an ingredient and uncovering all the little jewels about it! 🔮 So let’s do a deep dive on this lovely little acid that I predict is about to be popping up everywhere! MANDELIC ACID 101 ✨ Mandelic Acid is a chemical exfoliant that’s classified as an AHA ✨ It, along with glycolic acid and lactic acid, work by dissolving the bonds between dead skin cells, helping them to be removed from the surface of your skins, revealing new skin! ✨ Mandelic Acid is the largest molecularly of all the AHA’s so that means it doesn’t penetrate your skin as deeply. Making it more gentle. MANDELIC ACID 202 💡 This is a superstar ingredient for tackling hyperpigmentation, malesma, and general discoloration. In a study it was able to reduce forms of discoloration up to 50% in four weeks! 💡 Although AHA’s in all forms can be used on POC, Mandelic Acid is a match made in heaven for darker complexions. Because hyperpigmentation is seen more frequently in POC mandelic acid can be really beneficial in your routine. 💡 It is also a great ingredient for acne prone skin! This acid is antibacterial and even better, it helps control sebum production so oily and acne prone skin is perfectly suited for Mandelic Acid. FINAL THOUGHTS My favorite things about this ingredient is just how gentle it is. It is perfect for people who are looking to start chemical exfoliation but want to be gentle, it’s great for people with sensitive skin, and it’s great for experienced skincare lovers who, like me, prefer slow and steady results. How many of you guys have your eyes on this ingredient?
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Mandelic Acid 10% + HA
The Ordinary-Mandelic Acid 10% + HA
5 of The Ordinary’s Bestsellers
5 of The Ordinary’s Bestsellers
Hi Beauties! Coming in hot with a mini brand review on The Ordinary! This company has a special place in my heart. They were my introduction into a true skincare routine While looking through my cabinets I noticed quite a few of their most popular serums/masks so let’s dive in!! 📚 📍The Ordinary - Retinol 0.2% in Squalane I’m going to be reviewing this product in it’s own post some time this week, so I’ll keep this short. This is the very first retinol I’ve ever incorporated into my routine and it has been such a great addition! My skin looks and feels healthier and I didn’t experience any irritation because of this. It has an oily consistency but it’s not thick. It takes a while to fully soak in but i don’t mind since it’s good to give retinol time to work before you layer anything on top of it, anyway. I think this bottle will last me a while but i will be repurchasing. 📍The Ordinary - Mandelic Acid 10% + HA So this is my newest product from The Ordinary. It’s a very gentle acid that claims to be a great remedy for hyperpigmentation. I like the addition of the hylaronic acid in this, it makes it feel nourishing even though it’s an exfoliant! It’s too soon to see any big changes but I have noticed the glow this gives me the morning after I use it. 📍The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% So this is my second bottle of this serum. When i first started using it, around this time last year, I had never used anything with niacinamide in it before. I noticed an immediate and positive change because of this. My skin was less oily and the texture of my skin improved as well. After a year though I’m not seeing any NEW improvement. So, I’m considering cutting this out of my routine for a period of time, since I now have other products with niacinamide in them, and seeing how my skin reacts. Also not a big fan of the texture. 📍The Ordinary - AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution I’ve had this mask for FOREVER. This is my second bottle and i’m nearly out. This product was my introduction to chemical exfoliation. Yes, you read that right. I used this on skin that had never touched an acid before in its life! Some how I managed not to melt my face off. My love affair with this product was very off and on, but we’re breaking up for good! I’ve decided that gentle forms of exfoliation are better for me. I don’t have sensitive skin, but I find that slow and steady wins the race. And this mask is the Ferrari of exfoliation. 📍The Ordinary - Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA This is a moisturizer, and it will do exactly that. I know that’s a bit bland, but I have to be honest. This product doesn’t elicit any specific feelings from me. I find that applying it to a slightly damp face is really beneficial, so the hydrators can penetrate your skin more deeply. But other than that, nothing special about it. what are your thoughts on these
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AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution
The Ordinary-AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution
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Skincare Share!
Skincare Share!
I always love to hear other people’s skincare tips and so I figured why not make a comment section for sharing our suggestions! ✨In the comment section of this post please leave a skincare tip or product suggestion along with the number below that corresponds with your tip (for easy identification)!✨ 1. Acne 2. Milia 3. Dryness 4. Hyperpigmentation 5. Under eye care 6. Other Thank you for participating! 🖤
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6 HG curl creams💕Give U the Best Twist Out Ever👏🏾
6 HG curl creams💕Give U the Best Twist Out Ever👏🏾
The key to getting healthy curls is to keep your locks as hydrated as possible. That’s why the best curl creams have moisturizing ingredients. To help you narrow down your choices, here are 6 of the best products for curly hair that will make your type 3 or 4 curls look beautiful. Thanks to these favorite curlers to define natural hair, I can transform a frizzy head into a radiant spectacle of curls. Eden BodyWorks It contains natural ingredients, such as coconut oil, shea butter. This product works great on natural black hair! I did Bantu knots using this product and it turned out amazing!! Shea Moisture This is the only Shea Moisture product that I use from time to time. I don't use it too often because it contains silk protein additions and it can upset my hair's moisture. I tend to use curl definition creams in my shampoo routine, which usually includes a deep treatment. My deep hair care already contains hydrolyzed protein and this curl enhancing smoothie can harden my hair sometimes and I think it boils down to the fact that I have too much protein in my hair. Cantu With such an affordable price, Cantu's Coconut Curling Cream gives students a bang for their buck. Formulated without harsh ingredients, this thick defining leaves hair stylable and visibly brighter. In addition, it smells good! Be careful though, although it has a nice blend of added oils, it also contains protein which can be a problem if your hair is sensitive to it. Camille Rose  I use this after applying a leave-in conditioner to give my hair extra hold. On days where my hair needs extra help, I follow up with a bit of hair gel! Afro Sheen I bought this product because I wanted something cheaper than Shea Moisture. It’s very thick and over moisturizes my curls I think it does help to bring them out.  AS I AM Definitely worth the price! It is thick and very moisturizing. It doesn’t have to use a lot to get the full effects of it.
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Almond Jai Twisting Butter
Camille Rose-Almond Jai Twisting Butter
Everyone’s Least Favorite Bit of Advice
Everyone’s Least Favorite Bit of Advice
Hi there to the beauties of cherie!! If you’ve been told to be patient once, you’ve been told a million times! But what does that actually ... mean? Each active ingredient you add will promise a few specific results that you expect to see working. We’ve all had those moments where we buy a product that every review promised was a life saver, but after weeks of using it, our skin is no better for it. Here’s a simple and straightforward graphic to help you keep a realistic expectation of when you should start seeing results! having practical expectations also helped me to be kinder to myself by encouraging me to give my skin proper time and consistency. Original graphic was found on ig/sciencebecomesher! save this post for reference 🗒
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How much product do you REALLY need?
How much product do you REALLY need?
When I first started my skin care routine I was using an entire DROPPER FULL of serums and you don’t even want to know how much moisturizer and eye cream 🤦🏻‍♀️ The more the better right ?! 💦While this seems kinda logical, it’s actually not true AT ALL and you’ll most likely only end up wasting product. Applying too much product can cause it to pill (when the product gathers into little balls), which makes it ineffective and you could end up clogging your pores. Check out the awesome sizing guide by Huda beauty, to know how much formula you should use. Along with this topic, you also don’t need to use 3 products that include the same ingredient. I do use 2 different products with HA but you don’t have to overdo it. Take salicylic acid as the prime example, if used in moderation, it’ll cleanse deep into your pores, unbinding the glue the holds dead skin cells together. However, if your face wash, toner, and serum all contain salicylic acid, you could end up over-exfoliating your skin, leaving it feeling dry, tight, and itchy. The same goes for other potent ingredients like retinol and AHAs, which should be used alternatively to avoid overdrying your skin. Hope you beauties enjoy my information posts! ❤️ XOXOXO 💋
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LindseyRR
Hidden Gem
Hidden Gem
A product I had no idea existed until I purchased it on a whim is the Paula’s Choice BHA 9% Targeted Solution. It’s a leave-on salicylic acid exfoliant that targets stubborn skin concerns like enlarged and clogged pores, bumps, and rough skin. It even claims to be able to treat milia. I had no idea that BHAs came in such a high percentage and because I’ve been struggling with very congested pores that are not responding particularly well to regular BHA treatments I decided to give this a go and purchased it about a month ago. I like that it has a controlled, sustained release of salicylic acid to deliver the most noticeable results. It is a sticky, thick clear serum and the product comes with a very precise applicator which I appreciate, but it is important to note that you don’t let the applicator touch your skin as that will spread bacteria! I’ve been using it to treat an extremely pesky blind pimple (actually its two blind pimples right next to each other) and I actually think this is helping quite a bit. There is still a bump under the skin, but its much more reduced and the pore has released some of the gunk that was trapped inside. I’m curious to see what would happen if I used it over larger areas of texture since it does say that this product can treat that, but I want to be cautious not to over exfoliate because I have been known to do that from time to time as well. It costs $43 for .3 oz which is a hefty price tag but I do think it is worth it because it is really a one of a kind product you can’t pick up elsewhere on the market to my knowledge. And if you’re interested in it, Paula’s Choice has a sale right now that puts BHA 9 at $36.55! I would totally recommend this product to anyone struggling with deep congestion in their pores and really stubborn blackheads or blind pimples or even milia (It is safe to use around the eyes, too!) Reading the reviews, it looks like this product has even helped clear up bumps that have been on the skin for years. I’d been dealing with this double blind pimple for about 2 months and had been actively treating it every night and day with little to no results to show for it until I started using this product. I also really appreciate the packaging because it is difficult to over dispense product — and you do not need much with this serum. Overall I’m really glad I found this product and I’m curious why it isn’t talked about more because it really seems to do wonders for pesky skin imperfections. I love the 2% BHA solution from PC and this is now up there with that in my favorites! 5/5 from me, would definitely recommend!
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Long, strong nails? Yes please! | 💅🏻🥛🌸
Long, strong nails? Yes please! | 💅🏻🥛🌸
NCLA BEAUTY - So Rich I used to be a really bad nail biter, but stopped in December, and kept that up until quarantine stress got to me. Having lost my job, I was mega-anxious about my future and I gnawed my beautiful, long, strong nails off - ugh. Seriously, ugh. Lol. I was excited to get my hands on this NCLA So Rich Cuticle Oil in Horchata to start the process of making them grow out tough and long lasting again! I was doubtful of this stuff at first, but having used it daily over the last two weeks, I can confirm that this. stuff. WORKS. What I love about it:  ✨ Packed with vitamin E and safflower seed, this oil is meant to help strengthen and moisturize your cuticles to keep them looking perfect. Vitamin E is supportive of nail health and prevents them from cracking and peeling - your mani will always be insta-ready with this stuff.  ✨ With continued use, cuticle oils like this can promote nail growth. You're not only creating healthy nails, but strong nails that won't break, so you know your $80 gel manicure is worth it and you won't have any casualties!  ✨ The fragrance of this stuff is incredible...it smells like fall in a bottle. Cinnamon and vanilla linger all day after you massage this oil onto your digits!  ✨ NCLA is a sister-owned, clean, cruelty-free cosmetics brand. Their products are 100% vegan and deliver major quality for the super reasonable price tag. I honestly never expected to be a cuticle oil user at all, let alone someone who reaches for it sometimes twice daily. NCLA's other products are well-reviewed and I'm definitely going to pick some more up once my nails are back in fighting shape! I can't wait to experiment with the holographic and astrological inspired collections they have on their site! They even have cute lil travel-sized polishes that are making me wish the world was a safer place to travel right now. 😫 Are you into nail care? Or maybe have some fun nail art ideas I should try?! Let me know below! 👋🏻
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So Rich
NCLA BEAUTY-So Rich
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