searching for never ending inner and outer glow✨ IG: @kali.janel
Vacation Glow in a Pan 🌞
If you want to look like you just stepped off the plane from a beach vacation, then this is the bronzer for you! The shade Radiant Bronze Light is perfect for medium to tan skin. It's glowy without being too much, giving the skin a beautiful golden glow along with the bronze. HOURGLASS - Ambient Lighting Bronzer
HOURGLASS-Ambient Lighting Bronzer
this week's gel manicure
I've been doing my own gel manicures for over a year now and this is my favorite set of all time! 🤩 It's inspired by red carnelian - one of the Aries gemstones - and was pretty easy to do! I used three different gel shades: ￼The Gel Bottle - African Sunset ￼The Gel Bottle - Yellow Glass ￼OPI - Funny Bunny The technique is pretty easy, just dot the red and yellow shades around the nail, and then using the milky white swirl them together and around. Once you're happy with it cure!
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 - Line Smoothing Serum BIOLOGIQUE RECHERCHE - Creme Placenta deviant - Facial Oil
BIOLOGIQUE RECHERCHE-Creme Placenta
TikTok Lipstick Check Challenge 💄
1. Favorite Lip Liner - MELT COSMETICS - Allday Everyday Lipliner in the shade Foxy. Stays on all day and is really pigmented! 2. Favorite Nude - DOSE OF COLORS - Matte Liquid Lipstick in the shade Truffle. It's a perfect neutral toned nude with a hint of pink! This liquid lipstick formula is super comfortable. 3. Favorite Every Day Shade - Kosas - Wet Lip Oil Gloss in the shade Dip. It's hydrating and glossy in a beautiful my lips but better shade! 4. Favorite Red - FENTY BEAUTY - Stunna Lip Paint Longwear Fluid Lip Color in the shade Uncensored. The applicator is a little tricky to use at first. 5. Favorite Gloss - FENTY BEAUTY - Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer in the shade Fenty Glow. It's super glossy without being sticky, and smells like candy! 😋 6. Favorite Bold Color - MELT COSMETICS - Liquid Lipstick in the shade Purr. It's a beautiful rich, deep reddish brown. The applicator isn't my favorite, it's too long and flimsy. MORPHE - Matte Liquid Lipstick in the shade Vinyl. This is a deep nude with a berry undertone! Very 90's!
DOSE OF COLORS- Matte Liquid Lipstick
New Fragrance Favorite ☕️
My favorite Replica fragrance is Beach Walk - it's my scent. The people around me notice it as my scent. So when I added this to my continuously growing Replica collection I thought I'd reach for it to change things up, but didn't think it'd come close to rivaling my beloved Beach Walk. Well it did, I've reached for it waaaay more than my other Replica fragrances and almost as much as Beach Walk. It hasn't taken the top spot but it's definitely the closest any fragrance has come! This size of Replica fragrance retails for $130 which is on the higher end side of fragrance offerings at most stores like Sephora, but it's totally worth it! I've had my longest Replica fragrance for years and it hasn't changed yet! I'll continue to purchase these fragrances and think they have something for everyone! Maison Margiela - Replica Coffee Break Fragrance
Maison Margiela-REPLICA Whispers In The Library
Sephora Sale Skincare Picks!
1. YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Yerba Mate Resurfacing Energy Facial 2. PETER THOMAS ROTH - PRO Strength Niacinamide Discoloration Treatment 3. LORD JONES - Acid Mantle Repair Moisturizer With 250mg CBD and Ceramides 4. NuFACE - FIX Line Smoothing Serum 15ml 5. DRUNK ELEPHANT - F-Balm Electrolyte Waterfacial Mask 6. REN CLEAN SKINCARE - REN Evercalm Ultra Comforting Rescue Mask
LORD JONES-Acid Mantle Repair Moisturizer With 250mg CBD and Ceramides
My favourite cleanser
Allies of Skin - MOLECULAR SILK AMINO HYDRATING CLEANSER It is a pretty amazing cleanser with a pH of 5.5. It is a blend of Antioxidants, Phospholipids, Green tea, White tea, Lactic Acid and Hydrators like Silk Amino Acids, Hyaluronic Acid, Organic Safflower + Moringa Oil. It is sulfate free, no silicones, no drying alcohols, no dyes. It works to restore a dull complexion with a brighter, smoother and more refreshed look. It has no added fragrance and I like the natural mild scent of the cleanser. It is for all skin type This is a very gentle cleanser with a jelly like texture and doesn’t strip my skin. It gently removes dirt, grime and make-up and my skin never feels tight or dry. I really like that it has ingredients which hydrate the skin along with cleansing it. My face feels fresh, clean and soft. I have been using this for more than a month. I am loving this cleanser and it has become my favourite cleanser too. The price is $38 for 100 ml and it is worth it. I highly recommend this cleanser, it is gentle and effective.
Allies of Skin-MOLECULAR SILK AMINO HYDRATING CLEANSER
The Ordinary - saviour of my acne
I am a huge fan of the ordinary. I've used many of their products, from serum to primer to this facial peel. I bought this last month and have been using it since then. I have combo oily skin with a severe acne problem.😢 That's why I bought this product. It claims that this is for normal, combo and oily skin type, and focuses on blemishes, fine lines and wrinkles, and dullness and uneven texture. I bought this from Sephora and it only cost me $7.2! Most amazingly, it did help improve my skin in terms of acne! What a steal! I usually use it at night, apply it on my cleaned, dry face, and rinse it after 10 minutes. It doesn't burn at all. I don't know if it is suitable for sensitive skin, but I don't feel my skin irritated at all. I felt my skin glowing instantly and my acne did fade a bit after only one use. So now I use it all the time when I find even only one small pimple on my face. It works sooooo well that usually my pimple just disappears next morning. It's exactly that amazing! 💕 Highly recommend this to anyone who has the same concern. But be cautious if you've got sensitive or dry skin.
The Ordinary-AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution
My Simple Ritual
I’ve been debating whether or not to post something like this, but maybe it’ll help individuals with a similar skin type and similar needs. My skin is very sensitive and slightly on the dry side. It is reactive, meaning that acne can pop up easily, and my sensitivity can get worse, depending on the products that I’m using. My main goal is to keep things simple, while also making sure I’m using effective products. In my opinion, a solid routine/ritual should include 5 steps: cleansing, exfoliating, treating, moisturizing, and protecting. Cleanse 🧼: Fresh’s “Soy Face Cleanser” is the star of this category. It’s so gentle, filled with skin-loving goodies, and leaves skin feeling clean. I can honestly say that it’s the only cleanser I’ve tried that doesn’t leave me feeling dry. I don’t wash my face in the morning, I simply use water. Skin can become damaged from over-washing. Exfoliate ✨: For this step, Foreo’s “Luna Mini 2” is quite the handy tool. After massaging the cleanser on my face with my hands, I’ll go in with this guy and get all the dead skin and other nasties off; while also getting a deeper massage. By using this product, I don’t feel the need to use acid-infused products. They’ve never worked for me! This is also great because it’s antimicrobial and you don’t need to buy new brush heads! Tip: use this to gently exfoliate your lips. Works wonders! Treat 🧪: I feel it’s very necessary to have a treatment, depending on what one’s skin is craving. The “First Care Activating Serum” from Sulwhasoo is quite the multitasker. It balances, tones, and assists with anti-aging, while also acting as an essence. So glad I discovered this. This also smells GREAT. Moisturize 💦: I’m not conventional when it comes to typical, cream or gel moisturizers. In fact, I’ve never used one that didn’t end up breaking me out. So, instead, I use face oils. The Herbivore “Phoenix Cell Regenerating Face Oil” has been a godsend. It’s loaded with fantastic oils that are great for repairing and keeping skin hydrated, plump, and toned. It’s also been working a lot better since I incorporated the Sulwhasoo serum into my routine. Protect 🕶: Lastly, we have Krave Beauty’s “The Beet Shield.” This was a total game changer for me. I hated wearing sunscreens prior to discovering this! This protects skin, doesn’t break me out, is filled with antioxidants, the list could go on and on. Also, it washes off very easily. If you loathe sunscreens, please try this! You will not regret it. So there you have it! That’s my simple ritual. Of course, it could be more simple. One could cut out the Foreo brush and the Sulwhasoo serum. But for me, personally, I feel there would be gaps in my routine without them. I also need to mention that finding products that can multitask is great. It can take steps out of one’s routine and save money, too! Although I tryout a lot of products, these are here to stay! I’ve seen such an improvement in my skin since using these.
Sulwhasoo-First Care Activating Serum
Atelier Cologne Beautemoji 🍊
atelier Cologne - Collection Azur – Mandarine Glaciale PRODUCT With notes of mandarin orange, lemon, lime, ginger, jasmine, petitgrain, vetiver, oak moss, and white amber, this is a more mature version of your classic citrus scent. I chose the citrus emoji because this scent evokes that classic citrus scent that I love so much. OPINION I personally really love this scent and find it to be the perfect way to maintain my love for citrus scents at night or even during the winter, when you may not want to use such a fresh scent. I think that many people may find that this scent may lean a bit masculine, but I personally like that and if I ever want to tone that down, I mix it with a bit of their Clementine California cologne, which I think is Mandarin Glaciale’s sweeter, fresher little sister. This perfume is a big win for me, from the simple packaging to the scent. I highly recommend it and think it merits the price tag. I give it 5/5 stars! Unfortunately it seems that this scent is no longer available through Sephora or the brand’s website so I will be using it sparingly from now on!
atelier Cologne-Collection Azur – Mandarine Glaciale
This is my Milk Collection - Foundation Review
I picked up the Milk flex foundation stick in Creme and I cannot stop using it. It glides onto the skin and melts and blends in really beautifully with a sponge. When I apply a decent powder on top it stays in place all day, but will separate pretty badly on its own. The colour match is spot on and doesn’t cover up any glow that my skincare and primer provide! I’m not so sure about the skincare benefits, but my acne prone skin tells me that it’s good for those who are sensitive!! I’m going to keep this for travel as it’s so tiny and non liquid. I highly recommend using the hydro grip primer with it too! Milk MAKEUP - Flex Foundation Stick Milk MAKEUP - Hydro Grip Primer
Milk MAKEUP-Flex Foundation Stick
I feel like my skin’s barrier has been on the verge of a nervous breakdown all winter and the Iunik Propolis Vitamin Synergy Serum has been a real lifesaver! I’ve talked about this brand before and just love that they offer quality products at a super accessible price point. The Propolis Vitamin Synergy Serum is only $19.99 for 50ml and is wonderful for dry, sensitive skin. I love a product with anything 🍯 and this serum contains 70% Propolis Extract combined with 12% Sea Buckthorn. Propolis is the resinous mixture that honey bees produce bemiring saliva and beeswax with exudate gathered from tree buds, sap flowers and other botanical sources. It has been used in tradition medicine for thousands of years for it’s soothing, natural healing, antiseptic, and antioxidant properties. Sea Buckthorn is a fruit that contains high levels of phenolic compounds, carotenoids, amino acids, minerals, etc. as well as one of the highest natural levels of Vitamin C to help clear and brighten your skin. The texture of this is a rich, viscous serum that applies nicely with a very slight tackiness when layered (goes away with moisturizer application) and a very subtle citrus aroma. íUNIK - Propolis Vitamin Synergy Serum
íUNIK-Propolis Vitamin Synergy Serum