No sugar coated reviews! Honest and to the point. I’m just a typical beauty lover from LA.
3 months of tretinoin
I’m finally starting to feel confident and good in my skin from these products! ——- 2020 brought me the worst breakouts I have ever experienced. I’ve learned that I am a stress breakout type of gal. Any hint of stress and my whole face is covered in comedonal acne. I have been on such a journey to clearing my skin back up! I’m almost there 🙏 Apostrophe - Topical Formula I started using tretinoin with apostrophe back at the start of November. Getting started was really easy and I loved that I could get a prescription without having to head into the dermatologist. If you have no clue what else to do about your skin concerns, then I highly recommended checking out apostrophe. Getting some of my acne to clear up has really boosted my self esteem. Tho we are all beautiful regardless, it was sometimes hard to feel good with bumps all over my face. I’m far past feeling bad about my skin, I still feel beautiful and if you’re having acne problems as well, just know YOU ARE STILL BEAUTIFUL NO MATTER UR BREAKOUTS! - Products that have helped my skin: Kate Somerville - EradiKate Daily Cleanser Acne Treatment @katesomervilleskincare Eradikate Acne cleanser - this has 3% sulfur in it and it is actual magic. My skin has dramatically changed in the last two weeks from this cleanser. @florskincare Propolis toner has been great for aiding in clearing my skin with fighting off bacteria and soothing inflammation. Apostrophe - Topical Formula @hi_apostrophe custom tretinoin + clindamycin topical cream is what really boosted my skin to clear up. I have been using it for 3 months and it’s really the supreme of my routine. Dr. Jart+ - Ceramidin Cream @drjart ceramidin cream is my actual savior from dry and painful skin. Tretinoin will dry your skin out and this has been the only moisturizer to keep my skin balanced and hydrated. - It’s been quite a journey and an emotional one, but I’m happy to share it with this community because I know I’m not the only one who has struggled with their skin. My DMs are always open for help or advice for anything. Happy almost weekend everyone! *these photos are not edited, but all shot in different lighting.*
Dr. Jart+-Ceramidin Cream
Rare Beauty new launch! SUPER IMPRESSED!
Dreamy and effortless ✨ - I was super excited to receive this Stay Vulnerable bundle from @rarebeauty via @octoly . It is actual perfection 😍 I chose the color 𝙉𝙚𝙖𝙧𝙡𝙮 𝘽𝙚𝙧𝙧𝙮 because it was a color that I didn’t already have in my collection of makeup. It is the most beautiful rich deep berry. It pairs so well with my skin tone, I might just be wearing it all year long. 𝙎𝙩𝙖𝙮 𝙑𝙪𝙡𝙣𝙚𝙧𝙖𝙗𝙡𝙚 𝙈𝙚𝙡𝙩𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝘽𝙡𝙪𝙨𝙝 Rare Beauty - Stay Vulnerable Melting Cream Blush I’m super impressed! This blush has such a light weight feel to it, but it packs a punch of color. It blends in effortlessly and leaves a skin like finish. I used my fingers to apply it and blend it out with a brush. 𝙎𝙩𝙖𝙮 𝙑𝙪𝙡𝙣𝙚𝙧𝙖𝙗𝙡𝙚 𝙂𝙡𝙤𝙨𝙨𝙮 𝙇𝙞𝙥 𝘽𝙖𝙡𝙢 Rare Beauty - Stay Vulnerable Glossy Lip Balm Where has this been all my life? This is the perfect lip product omg. Balm, but make it glossy! Feels so soft and hydrating on the lips with just a touch of shine. It adds the most beautiful tint of color too. 𝙎𝙖𝙮 𝙑𝙪𝙡𝙣𝙚𝙧𝙖𝙗𝙡𝙚 𝙇𝙞𝙦𝙪𝙞𝙙 𝙀𝙮𝙚𝙨𝙝𝙖𝙙𝙤𝙬 Rare Beauty - Stay Vulnerable Liquid Eyeshadow Weightless, long wearing, and effortless. This liquid eyeshadow is a great creamy formula that blends beautifully and builds up color without being cakey or flakey. I was shook at how this did not budge as soon as it was set. It has the perfect dry down time so you can easily blend it to your liking. - 𝙈𝙮 𝙛𝙞𝙣𝙖𝙡 𝙩𝙝𝙤𝙪𝙜𝙝𝙩𝙨: I absolutely love all three products and would buy these on my own. Perfect for minimal and quick makeup. I’m already recommending it to all of my friends 🤪 . . #Cheriecreator
Rare Beauty-Stay Vulnerable Glossy Lip Balm
CURLS FOR SHORT HAIR w/ the Le Duo by L’ange
This 2 in 1 hair tool is the best thing I’ve ever bought! Full head of curls in under 10 minutes. L'ANGE - Le Duo 360 Airflow Styler A 2 in 1 tool with curved edges for both curling & straightening! It has tiny air vents that cool on contact to lock in and set your curls/style. It has a clip like a traditional curling iron so it is super easy and comfortable to use. 𝙃𝙊𝙒 𝙏𝙊: Clamp down on hair and twist/rotate your Le Duo as you pull your hair through like you would with your straightener. Alternate the direction of the curls for a more textured style! It takes some practice to get it the motion down, but once you’ve got it down you can curl your hair seriously in 10 minutes. After I’m done styling I like to spray texture spray or powder on my roots to give body and volume. To fix my flyaways and any messy frizz I add a gloss and finger comb my curls. amika: - Un.Done Volume and Matte Texture Spray IGK - 30,000 Feet Volume Powder Spray L'ANGE - Satin Néctar Nourishing Gloss
IGK-30,000 Feet Volume Powder Spray
Body care! Dry skin, strawberry legs, & KP gone!
This product helped my strawberry legs and ingrown hairs! Dr. Dennis Gross newly launched Alpha Beta Exfoliating Body Treatment towels and I could not pass up the opportunity to try them. (*gifted) Dr Dennis Gross - Alpha Beta Exfoliating Body Treatment Peel ⋙ towels packaged individually. Quick and easy to use. Simply work up in circular motions until the towel is dry. ✰ AHAs & BHAs + Enzymes work to get rid of that layer of dead skin. ✰ Bakuchiol (plant based alternative) works like retinol to boost collagen. ✰ Squalene & Hyaluronic Acid hydrate, plump, and strengthen the moisture barrier. 8 towels for $58 - 2 towels for $16. My experience: I have very dry skin and it’s pretty bad on my legs. I have strawberry skin aka trapped ingrown hairs on my legs and tend to get Keratosis Pilaris (KP/“chicken skin”) on my arms. My bumps and ingrown hairs smoothed out and look & feel so much better on my legs. Some of my little scars from shaving even look lightened up a bit. Smells like old school rave hair spray and leaves a sticky feeling after that I wasn’t a fan of.
Dr Dennis Gross-Alpha Beta Exfoliating Body Treatment Peel
Mask of the week! My new favorite sheet mask 😍
Em Rata has a brand of sheet masks and YES they are worth the hype. I was gifted a variety pack of the Loops sheet masks. I had been eyeing these for some time and refused to buy them due to their price tag for sheet masks. Now that I’ve tried them.. I will definitely buy these gladly on my own. LOOPS - Variety loop $30 and comes with 5 masks. Sunrise Service - brightens, depuffs, hydrates, and protects w/ antioxidants. Night Shift - nourishes, calms, firms, moisturizes. Perfect for before bed. Clean Slate - deep cleanses, detoxifies, soothes, hydrates. Double Take - calms, adds glow, brightens, refined pores. Weekly Reset - anti aging, refines pores, rejuvenates, moisturizes. This is a great pack of different masks to fit everything that goes in my life. The best part of these masks is that they STAY PUT. They literally don’t budge. It is split into 2 pieces as well so it fits perfectly to any face. I’ve used the clean slate mask and it did exactly what it promised. My skin felt and looked clean and had the best glow. LOOPS - Clean Slate
Body wash that actually helped my dry skin.
Smelling & feeling yummy ✨ body wash gentle and effective for severely dry skin! FIRST AID BEAUTY - Pure Skin Body Wash Vanilla Cookie first aid beauty has totally shocked me with their body wash! My skin tends to get soo soo dry and this has helped actually a lot. It doesn’t lather much, it’s more of a creamy body wash. Smells like sugar cookies and vanilla 🤪 I prefer to use this with a wash rag to make sure I’m all good and clean. This product was gifted via Octoly + first aid beauty. https://www.octoly.com/c/he79r/r/hb95x
FIRST AID BEAUTY-Pure Skin Body Wash Vanilla Cookie
I can see why this is sold out at Sephora 🖤
Happy #FriYay with the LAWLESS - Forget the Filler Lip Plumper Line Smoothing Gloss complimentary from Lawless Beauty 💕 I’m fully convinced 2021 is going to be the year of balm like glosses and/or tinted lip balms. I’ve tried a few new ones this year and by far this is my favorite. Lawless claims this plumping lip treatment softens, hydrates, and adds volume without any irritation. It smooths the lips surface and helps fill lines. Before I delve into a review I need to talk about the applicator because that is hands down my favorite part of this. I’ve never seen such a unique curved applicator that hugs the lips like this one. I know that seems silly but it completely makes the product for me. My only issue is with the beautiful applicator it’s a little hard to get it out of the tube but it’s not a big issue. I love the packaging/aesthetic of this as well. I think @lawless did a beautiful job on the packaging. The product is also a winner for me! The gloss has a non sticky balm like feeling. It’s been really nice to wear a little something on the lips (instead of lipstick which is so hard to wear right now) that feels nourishing that I don’t have to worry about it smearing everywhere. It has a slight plumping feel but is very comfortable and not irritating on the lips at all. It gives the lips a smooth glossy look that’s very flattering. I can completely see why it’s sold out on Sephora right now. 🖤 also, we’re going to ignore my nails. Retail isn’t good on the nails and I recently cut them/regretted painting them for this 😂
LAWLESS-Forget the Filler Lip Plumper Line Smoothing Gloss
HOW TO SAVE SCAR-PRONE SKIN (KojieSan Review)
LEFT PHOTO: 2017 RIGHT PHOTO: 2020 So in 2017, my junior year, I developed a crazy breakout on my forehead. This breakout was pretty unusual to me. They were a bunch of very small, closed, white condones. There weren’t inflamed or tender, just raised. And me being me, I picked at them. They were so small I honestly didnt realize the damage they did to my skin until maybe a month after . And by then, these bumps spread from my forehead down to my chin. This is when I discovered kojic acid and papaya enzymes. And still to this day KojieSan soap is my mf go-to. So lets talk KojieSan. This soap is actually categorized as a skin lightening soap because of its active ingredient, kojic acid. Kojic acid’s primary use is to inhibit (prevent) melanin production. Because of this affect, it easily reduces visable age spots or scarring. Exhibiting anti-aging effects as well. Kojic acid also houses antimicrobial properties that can help treat acne by reducing the bacteria on your skin. Lol I understand how the phrase “skin lightener” can scare ppl. But please take into consideration that this would be my recommendation for anyone who is suffering from photodamge, melasma, or post hyperpigmentation. CAUTION: 1- Please be aware of this product. If not used properly, you can face some adverse side affects. STAY OUT OF THE SUN. If you plan on using this product do not come in contact with direct sunlight. The UV radiation will stimulate melanin production and cause VISIBLE PHOTODAMAGE. Always apply sunscreen regardless if you are going out in the sun or not! Highest SPF PLEASE 2- Be mindful to use this product in intervals for maximum results. 2 months at a time would be my recommendation. It gives your skin a chance to grow and breath. Also an opportunity to observe your skin 3- Do not use on sensitive or dry skin. Ex. Atopic dermatitis/eczema. This product can be very drying. Be mindful to hydrate and moisturize your skin after use. TIPS: When using this product remember to do a patch test before you apply a large amount on yourself. This can prevent an allergic reaction if you are allergic to any of the ingredients . I would recommend starting off using this product at night ONLY once a week. Then working your way up once every few nights. Then once every 2 nights. But listen to your skin. If you experience any (during or post) redness/ stinging/ sensitivity/ irritation, STOP using this product immediately. Once my skin became accustomed and conditioned to this product, I would leave it on for about 2 minutes then rinse. I would do this method every other night for 2 months at a time. This method really helped the post hyperpigmentation on my face and for my strawberry legs, as well as brightening my underarms, elbows and knees. Btw, I love this app so much. I was scrolling on my homepage and found an entry of this girl that was asking about this breakout she had . And her symptoms were practically identical to mine. FUNGAL ACNE. #darkspots
Keep going! It will happen! 💕
I know when you first start your skincare journey it can be so incredibly overwhelming and discouraging. Especially when you drop a lot of money on a product that sooooo many people love and swear by and you just don’t see any results. Well let me tell you! No matter how amazing a product is, it’s going to take time. It doesn’t always take months upon months but you’ve got to be consistent and make sure the products you are using are right for you. YOU. It may take trial and error but you will find what works for you. I have been sticking to a routine for 2 months now. Before that I just used different products here and there. My results you see are a combination of the following products being added into my routine: A good cleanser currently: HERBIVORE - Pink Cloud Rosewater + Tremella Creamy Jelly Cleanser The Ordinary - Matrixyl* 10% + HA I use this ever single day. A good vitamin c serum currently Mad Hippie - Vitamin C Serum A retinol/ vitamin A serum currently Mad Hippie - Vitamin A Serum A good daytime moisturizer for combo skin like boscia - Revitalizing Black Charcoal Hydration Gel FARMACY - Daily Greens Oil-Free Gel Moisturizer with Moringa and Papaya YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Superfood Air-Whip Moisture Cream Mad Hippie - Mad Hippie Face Cream Niacinamide serum or powder currently NATURIUM - Niacinamide Serum 12% Plus Zinc 2% The Ordinary - 100% Niacinamide Powder And a good exfoliant 3x weekly Currently using Mad Hippie - Microdermabrasion Facial I alternate these am-pm just depending on what I think my skin needs most at that time. I do not ever use these all together. I also use some masks a few times a week and those definitely vary. Just keep researching, learning, and trying things. You will find what is going to work best for you. We here on Cherie can tell you if a product work for us but no one but you can tell what’s going to give you the results you want. Just keep going 🧡 You got this!
The Ordinary-100% Niacinamide Powder
My favorite serum
#Top2020Skincare (c/o @devsday and @goalstogetglowing): The Atolla - Custom Serum is my pick for my favorite vitamin C serum. This is my favorite one out of the 5 vitamin C serums I've tested this year. The Atolla serums are personalized, which means that you get the perfect serum that's best for your unique skin needs. I got my second serum modified to focus on skin healing with ingredients like Ascorbic Acid Complex (1.0%) and Alpha-Arbutin (2.0%). This serum revolutionized my skin this year after I got significant sun damage after a day out on the water (I definitely learned my lesson to reapply sunscreen after that). My skin texture feels baby smooth with this serum. I'm not exaggerating This one bottle lasted me 3 months of PM use (I wanted to test out other active serums during the AM) I ran out of this serum last month and my skin is not as radiant as before, and my acne scars are taking longer to fade away. I've tested many many vitamin C serums over the years because I have like chronic acne scars. Unfortunately not many vitamin C serums were good and I've had to throw out bottles that have oxidized after just a few uses. The Atolla serum never oxidizes. My boyfriend also swears by his Atolla serum. So you know if he approves... it's really that good! If you wanna try it out yourself, you can get a month for free using the link in my bio. The frugal Asian in me hates throwing things away that aren't fully used up, but I learned that oxidized vitamin C can actually be harmful to your skin. What are your experiences with oxidized skincare? Do you chuck it in the trash too?
LET'S WAX MY LEGS! 😳🙇🏻♀️ #CheriePartner
I shared my shaving routine (check that out if you're interested) but now it's time to share my waxing routine! I want to preface by sayin during winter time I am very lazy to shave my legs especially when I'm wearing pants all the time. Also ladies & gents: SHAVING AT ALL IS YOUR CHOICE. SHAVE WHENEVER YOU WANT! HAIR GROWTH IS NOT A DEFINITION OF BEAUTY! So, in this description I'm gonna go a little bit more into depth about my routine! Let's get started. I'm using the: Sally Hansen - Hair Remover Wax Strip Kit for Body 1) your legs must be dry to begin the process! Normally when shaving I exfoliate before hand but if you do want to do that I would recommend doing it at least a couple hours before so your legs are completely dry when you start. 2) don't forget to warm up the strips! as I stated in the video some strips do not require you to "warm" them. with the Sally Hansen brand of strips this is a requirement and I feel like it does matter for the overall stripping affect of the wax. 3) don't hesitate! this is a big one when it comes to waxing your own body that if you really want for hair removal you can't be scared. The pain is momentary but there are some areas like my inner thighs that I just prefer to shave because I am afraid of bruising or incorrect removal - that area is very sensitive for me & this is a personal preference. 4) move in the opposite direction of hair growth! for example my hair grows down word so when I'm pulling the strips I pull them towards myself. this allows for maximum hair removal! 5) take your time! I know I said not to hesitate but when I say take your time all I really mean is you should set aside an hour or two for this so you're not in a rush and don't cause any injury to yourself. 6) when done DO NOT go to the sauna or take a hot shower! this is one of the biggest no-no's when it comes to waxing even if you get it done professionally. waxing is a form of exfoliation, so after a session your skin has just undergone a lot, which means always wait 24 hours before using hot water! i recommend aloe vera for any irritated areas. after the 24 hour waiting period that is when I take a full shower and also provide my skin with the extra moisture I wasn't able to give it the day before. i use the same products that I use in my shaving routine but I'm happy to list them below for you guys: Aveeno - Stress Relief Moisturizing Lotion ogx - Renewing Argan Oil of Morocco Penetrating Oil - good for skin not for hair #LOVE beauty and PLANET - Coconut Oil & Mimosa Flower Shower Oil[products]#[FiveStars] I do want to stress that if you are a person with thicker hair you may want to pick up an extra box. this set is good but like I said I personally have thicker hair so I didn't have enough strips for myself! there's no issue with the wax itself it's more so a quantity issue. As always, sending love. Thanks for reading. ❤️ #cheriepartner #cheriecreator
Sally Hansen-Hair Remover Wax Strip Kit for Body
This hair growth serum works! Results are given!
For anyone who wants hair growth or having a hair loss this serum works!! ⬅️Swipe left to see results!! I have been losing a lot of hair due to my PCOS and I was looking for hair products that will enhance my hair growth and increase volume. And I never believed in any Hair growth serum to be working. I always thought it's a gimmick and probably won't grow my hair or make them voluminous. But, to my surprise this serum worked!! I found out about Vegamour after an extensive research and I read so many good reviews of this serum. So I went ahead and bought @vegamour Gro+ Advanced Hair Serum.VEGAMOUR - Gro+ Advanced Hair Serum They have their Gro hair serumVEGAMOUR - GRO Hair Serum which is original one but the one I bought has micro-encapsulated full-spectrum hemp oil! I read about it and thought it might work for my hair and it did! ❤️ Their Gro hair serum doesn't have full spectrum Hemp but I assume it works the same way. ✨What is it? -The Gro+ Advanced hair serum is reformulated in a way that they boosted the efficacy of this natural active even further by reducing the size of the hemp molecule from 2000 nanometers down to a mere 100-150 nanometers. -This much smaller hemp molecule is able to penetrate through to the upper layer of the dermis and reach hair follicles at the root level - It then allows actives like mung bean, red clover, curcumin and nicotiana benthamiana to circulate more deeply and effectively into problem areas, increasing the length of your hair's growth cycle while strengthening and thickening your hair. - Plus, the full-spectrum hemp oil works as an anti-inflammatory to soothe your scalp and follicles for maximum growth potential. They have some before and after pictures on their website which are quite promising. After me giving this a try I found that my hair at the front part where I experienced most thinning are growing to be full and voluminous. I saw difference in my hair line, this serum made my hair line quite even and the fine hair got a lot strong. The best part is that it's a plant based, 100% natural serum which works in a much effective way. It's a little bit pricey for the size we get but for what it does and it works I think I will repurchase it. Also, the results are very subtle initially and you might feel like it's not working but I would suggest you keep using it and after few weeks you'll notice a difference! ❤️✨ Do you like hair growth serums??
VEGAMOUR-GRO Hair Serum