Did Glossier pull through?
HELL YEAH!! 4/5 stars This concealer is a great basic makeup item. You can wear it on its own, with powder, or with a full face. It has you looking natural ASF! You can choose to either go a light layer or a heavier cover. The one thing is that it can look a little oily- so if you don’t like the natural to oily look either rethink buying this or wear powder! I haven’t worn this for too long so I don’t have a great gage of how long it lasts- but it can rub off so-so easily and I am assuming it doesn’t last too long just based off the thickness of it (more time if you wear more of it), maybe 5 hours? I will update how long it wears in the comments once I know!! Overall a great product if you want a natural and lighter look! Shade: G10 Price: $18 Amount: 0.17 oz
Did Hyram lie?
This face wash is for people with normal skin and is supposed to work wonders with acne. Sadly for me no wonders took place, although I did see some improvement. Overall this cleanser helps keep my acne “tamed”, although even that doesn’t always work. I was disappointed by the fact it wasn’t cleared since that is what I heard others saying. 3/5 stars- because there was so much hype I didn’t experience, it does help some what, and it has great ingredients+price point
CeraVe-Renewing SA Cleanser For Normal Skin
This hand cream has worked WONDERS for my hands- you NEED this. I have always had very dry/rough hands that could not tolerate water. But now- thanks to this cream- they are smooth and moisturized. This cream isn’t too thick, smells good, isn’t sticky, has a great price point, and actually works. 5/5 stars!
BURT’S BEES-Almond & Milk Hand Cream
This moisturizer has helped my skin- which needs moisturizer but only a light amount- so much. At first I was using too little so my skin was dry, then too much so my acne became more prominent, then I found the perfect amount and it keeps my skin fresh and moisturized! The consistency is a little jelly like and it cools down my skin so much. 4/5 (just because you have to toy around with the amount you use for a little)
boscia-Cactus Water Moisturizer
Not for me...
This niacinamide serum has worked wonders for some people- but not for me. :( I saw immediate brightening- which was great- but it did not help clear up my skin at all, in fact it made it breakout and more prominent. Pros: brightening, inexpensive Cons: made my acne worse 3/5 stars Let me know what you think!
The Ordinary-Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%
Did Jaclyn pull through?
Jaclyn Hill has had SO much drama surrounding her and this palette kinda helped? Swatched shades (top to bottom): Poof, Power Cut, Shhh, and Trickery My thoughts: The reasons I gave this palette 3 stars: 1. Many of the mattes aren’t super pigmented. I think that one explains itself. 2. The glitters aren’t very glittery. They don’t have much shine- it’s very muted. 3. The colors are a strange combination. This palette is a stranger palette. It’s not perfected (look above at the 3 points) and it’s not horrible. This is an okay palette for very special looks ;)
MORPHE-MORPHE X Jaclyn Hill Dark Magic Eyeshadow Palette
This Is What (Eyebrow) Dreams Are Made Of😍✨💛
I find that taking the time once every few weeks to tint my brows rather than do them every morning saves me SO much time.⏰ I’ve been doing this since I was an esthetician, so I figured I’d share my method💁🏼♀️ My favorite to use is the Refectocil - Eyelash and Eyebrow Tint in Pure Black. I mix it with the Refectocil - Oxidant 3% 10vol Liquid developer into a thin pudding consistency, then apply a thick coat to my brows. I wait around 10 minutes for the color to develop, then I wipe off with a paper towel and water. This method is so easy and quick and saves me the hassle of having to worry every morning, if my brows are the right shape, if they’re even, etc. If you want a bolder, darker look, you can do this once a week, but if you want to keep it natural, I do it once every two weeks. It’s totally up to you!☺️
Refectocil-Eyelash and Eyebrow Tint
INGREDIENTS YOU SHOULD NOT MIX ‼️
FIRST THINGS FIRST - FOLLOW ME 💛💛💛 RETINOL + AHAS/BHA: When used together, they’re likely to cause redness and irritations. Oh, they can make your skin much more sensitive to sunlight, too. A lot of people don’t realise they’re mixing the two because the AHA’s are in they’re toners or cleansers. Do not use the two in the same routine. Use them at different times of the day or week. RETINOL + VITAMIN C: Retinol and vitamin C are my two all-time fave ingredients. They’re both so powerful: they fight free radicals, boost the production of collagen, and brighten skin. But, they don’t play well together. Retinol works best at a ph of 5.5-6. Vitamin C (in the pure form of l-ascorbic acid) needs a ph of 3.5 or lower. You see the problem? The fix is to use a retinol at night and vitamin c in the morning!! NIACINAMIDE + VITAMIN C: Niacinamide turns Vitamin C yellow, making it ineffective. Mixing Niacinamide with Vitamin C turns it into Niacin, a substance that can have temporary flushing and tingling in people with inflammatory acne or erythema. RETINOL + BENZOYL PEROXIDE: Use benzoyl peroxide together with retinol and it gets even harsher. Expect flakiness, redness, peeling, and irritation. Do you really wanna take the risk? The solution is to use one, or just use benzoyl peroxide as a spot treatment. I recommend putting it on a cotton tip first so it takes up as little surface area as possible to avoid irritation. If you have a benzoyl peroxide serum, just use it one or twice a week instead of a retinol in your skin needs it.
An Affordable Your Skin But Better ✨
This was the most exciting Colourpop release in a really long time for me, and I’m so excited that I copped it! COLOURPOP - Pretty Fresh Hyaluronic Tinted Moisturizer I picked up two shades because shade matching on the Internet is tough, but at $14 each it didn’t break the bank. Both shades work very well for me thankfully mostly because the formula sheers out and the coverage is so light. Colourpop has a shade matching tool on their website to help you pick your perfect match. The formula is moisturizing, but incredibly sheer. You can build it up a little bit, but it doesn’t get anywhere close to medium coverage. Definitely gives off a your natural skin but better vibes. It evens out my skin tone but doesn’t cover up most of my hyperpigmentation around my chin. Which is nothing a little concealer can’t fix. I love going in with Glossier. - Stretch Concealer , it’s basically the perfect concealer for this base! This base makes me look dewy, but not too shiny that I want to set with powder. Oily skin girls, you don’t have to shy away from this one! I’m really enjoying this base! Can’t wait to keep playing around with it. I know Colourpop has their coinciding Pretty Fresh hyaluronic concealers, but I haven’t given those a try yet. Will update!
COLOURPOP-Pretty Fresh Hyaluronic Tinted Moisturizer
Can’t stop using this blush 🍑
Urban Outfitters gifted me the Freck BEAUTY - CHEEKSLIME Lip + Cheek Tint with Plant Collagen in the shade Cuffed and omg, I can’t stop using it! You would have to rip this off my cold, death hands because it’s just too good. It definitely reminds me of Glossier’s cloud paint in texture and wear time, and they’re in about the same price range I believe so not really a ‘dupe’ but just a similar product by a similar brand. The shade cuffed is a warm, peachy shade that o really love on my skin tone. It’s formulated with plant collagen to help skin look plump and healthy and blends so well! It’s easy to accidentally over apply it since it’s also very pigmented so I like just doing a small dot on each cheek and blending it in with a brush or sponge. Overall I think it’s a beautiful product and I definitely recommend it ✨
Freck BEAUTY-CHEEKSLIME Lip + Cheek Tint with Plant Collagen
MY AT HOME WELLNESS PLAN (swipe!)
With no end of sheltering at home in sight, I’m taking my solo solo time to the heart; I want this time to be relaxing yet productive, and to really just be in tune with myself. So here is my glow up plan: MIND: read read read. 1 hr in the morning, 1 hr in the night. BODY: workout every day! 3-4 miles running, arms (banded bicep curls, band pull apart, push ups), abs (plank, plank pushups, v-ups), glutes (banded squats, leg lifts, crab walk) NUTRITION: greens greens greens! Proteins and healthy carbs. But also, the occasional ice cream or cookie bc I gotta have fun too. SOUL: daily meditation and breathwork for 10mins at least HOME: keep tidy and clean, Marie kondo my closet AND vanity ( so.... much... product) HEART: pray, write, and talk to my loved ones each day FUN: dance, watch movies, and eat cookies! Clearly I love cookies SKIN: I just got a new, clean skincare routine that I’ll share in my next post. Hope everyone is healthy and happy. Please stay indoors and hopefully take this time to be grateful for your health! I hope our govt gets their ish together and better protects us in the future, too. And that small businesses make it out of this alive 🙏🏾
Neutrogena-Hydro Boost Water Gel