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nay.Diary
💳🛍I recently went on a book ordering spree... (😝one of my favorite things, besides skincare splurges) 💻 Even though we can get seemingly endless information about skincare online, I was curious to seek out some books because I love the tactility & I really hate reading on a screen. Regarding ingredients, there is a plethora of opposing information online, & I’m sure these books will yield some of that too. It’s important to cross reference your searches, meaning checking multiple sources & comparing that information. It’s also important to consider what site is providing the information & whom might benefit from it. 📚Swipe to peek inside📖 PRETTY ICONIC A Personal Look at the Beauty Products That Changed the World By Sali Hughes 2016 💄$18-$21 (paperback version) I was most excited about this one, I’m a big fan of pop culture history & of course I love beauty products. I think this book would likely find a loving home on many of your coffee tables☕️ With over 400 pages of iconic & cult popular skincare & cosmetics products from over the decades, this is such a fun addition to any beauty fanatics collection! THE BEAUTY GEEK’S GUIDE TO SKINCARE 1,000 Essential Definitions of Common Product Ingredients By Deborah Burnes 2019 👩🏽‍🔬$15-$18 • 178 pages A really great resource for looking up both chemical & botanical ingredients. The vast majority of the book is just like a dictionary. It also includes some natural recipes & remedies, as well as source references for all ingredient info. MAKEUP IS NOT (JUST) MAGIC A Manga Guide to Cosmetics & Skin Care Written & illustrated by Ikumi Rotta 2019 🌸$14 • 135 pages This super cute manga was translated into English earlier this year. It takes the form of a guide to the basics of Japanese skincare & makeup application by following a loose narrative of a young woman who writes about beauty products on social media (sound familiar?😻) I read a lot of manga, I’m impressed by this high quality paper! THE KOREAN SKINCARE BIBLE The Ultimate Guide to K-Beauty Secrets By Lilian Yang, Leah Ganse & Sara Jiménez 2018 Makeup chapter by Esther Sandoval 💗$13 (hardbound) 🇪🇸This was actually originally published in Spain as: ‘El Arte Coreano del Cuidado de la Piel’ It’s a cute little 189 pages, straightforward & informative. THE LITTLE BOOK OF SKINCARE Korean Beauty Secrets for Healthy, Glowing Skin By Charlotte Cho 2015 ☁️$26 (hardbound) 212 pages The creator of Korean beauty shopping site, ‘Soko Glam’ & skincare brand, ‘Then I Met You’ wrote this very cute & approachable book full of Korean skincare tips for beginners➕if you’re ever in Seoul, there’s a nice section on all the spas, salons & stores to hit up. K-BEAUTY : THE FACTS Korea’s Top Dermatologist Reveals the Insider Truth about Korean Skincare By Hae Shin Chung 2020 🇰🇷$13 • 175 pages This book aims to debunk &/or demystify many Korean skincare myths with science, graphs & knowledge from 1 of South Korea’s most renowned dermatologists.
Oct. 16, 2020
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MagikaGiraffeStrange question but what is that pencil case? I’m in love with it!
Oct. 18, 2020·1 like
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nay.DiaryNo worries💕 I actually wanted to tag it but it wasn’t in the database & ran out of room in post to add it, but it’s by Too Faced called “clover makeup bag” $20 it’s limited edition but still in stock on their site 🐶
Oct. 18, 2020·1 like
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I know I’m late on this, but I’m doing one anyways🥰 1️⃣- PRODUCTS I tried a whole lot of new products last year. There’s definitely a few that really stood out to me that I had to repurchase! There’s only one on this list that I haven’t yet repurchased, simply cuz I haven’t run out! (Nars mask) 🐝Beauty of Joseon - Glow Serum : Propolis+Niacinamide & the 🐌Beauty of Joseon - Repair Serum : Ginseng+Snail Mucin These are $17 each, I can’t recommend them enough! They have done wonders for my skin, keeping it hydrated & clear, as well as fading dark spots. The formulas are really clean, concentrated, & free of fragrance & alcohol. 🇰🇷Sulwhasoo - First Care Activating Serum it’s expensive, but I fell in love. It’s really boosted the radiance in my skin & out of nowhere, this pre-serums prep serum somehow became a necessity in my routine & I freaked when I ran out & was awaiting my shipment. 👄ALGENIST - Genius Liquid Collagen Lip Did not make my lips fuller, but quickly became my favorite lip treatment. It’s basically an oil serum for the lips with algae extracts! It lasts a really long time even with multiple uses daily. 💕unpa.Cosmetics - Bubi Bubi Lip Ampoule new holy grail lip balm for me & it’s only $9, not a bad price at all because the tube contains over twice the amount of your average chapstick. Everyone has already heard me talk about this lip balm lol, but it’s so good! 🌊NARS - Aqua Gel Luminous Mask This one surprised me. Bought it on a whim from Nordstrom or something... It’s full of marine & botanical extracts, feels so refreshing & soothing, a little goes a long way & you get a generous amount for the price. A little gem for dry or irritated skin. 🍭TRULY - Unicorn CBD Whipped Body Butter This is the shit you need if you have really dry skin & want to smell like a “mature” cupcake!🧁 🌴SOL de Janeiro - Brazilian Touch Hand Sanitizer Spray My favorite hand sanitizer of 2020. Smells like the signature bum bum scent for a moment when you spray your hands before basically smelling like alcohol-but it’s hand sanitizer 2️⃣- TREND Definitely the no makeup, chillin at home look, but only because I participated in that quite heavily & it really helped my skin.🥰 3️⃣- MY BEST LOOK? Ha. Please see number 2... I could have probably found one if I didn’t lose all my photos, but pretty much if I brushed my hair it was a good day in 2020.😷 4️⃣- CREATORS I know I’m gonna leave someone out so please forgive me I’ll just name 5, but I love so many!!! Give these babes a follow: @bealizbeauty@VyshnaviKarra@halfkimchi@D.Bennett& @RedheadSkincare🌹 5️⃣- SOMETHING I LEARNED Skincare really is a never ending journey. I’ve learned to love my bare skin a lot more this last year!💀 Happy to be back from my unexpected & unwanted hiatus. #CherieCreator🍒
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nay.Diary
🌙💤Current Nighttime routine
🌚This is my basic night routine at the moment, even though I’m still considering some new products to possibly add or swap out... Feel free to ask me any questions in the comments💕 I use the products in the following order: YVES SAINT LAURENT - Top Secrets Universal Makeup Remover Balm in Oil First part of my double-cleanse. I haven’t worn makeup since the beginning of quarantine, but it’s still really necessary to break down all the sunscreen I wear. This is a nice cleansing balm, it’s very silky & light compared to others, & has a lovely scent. I haven’t tested it yet for removing makeup though. fresh - Sugar Strawberry Exfoliating Face Wash A favorite of mine, I did a full review of this product in a previous post🍓I love this gentle exfoliating cleanser! DIOR - Hydra Life Balancing Hydration 2 in 1 Sorbet Water Check out my review of this hydrating, prebiotic toner in a previous post. MAY COOP - Raw Sauce 🍁My holy grail essence, it’s 93% maple extract. Check out my recent post for my full review & ingredient breakdown. Sulwhasoo - First Care Activating Serum Limited Edition Such an amazing serum! I need to do a more detailed review soon. ESTĒE LAUDER - Perfectionist CP+R Wrinkle Lifting/Firming Serum I don’t use this every night... it’s actually a great daytime product because it’s matte, smoothing & pore perfecting. Honestly it makes a great (but expensive) makeup primer! fresh - Lotus Anti-Aging Night Moisturizer Just did a review on this night cream, feel free to check it out. I just emptied it, so instead I used: NARS - Aqua Gel Luminous Mask This is really great product to relieve irritated skin. It has a lot of marine extracts. I did a full review of this in a previous post💙🦪This product really impressed me! Finally I’ll finish my routine with a decadent lip balm LANEIGE - LANEIGE Lip Sleeping Mask Also previously did a full review of this new Gummy Bear scented lip sleeping mask & the corresponding lip glowy balm🧸💜so moisturizing!!! ☁️goodnight beauties☁️
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nay.Diary
❄️Laneige Essential Power Toner for dry skin❄️
🥛As I was finishing off my Laneige Cream Skin, I already regretted buying one this instead. It’s not terrible, I just realized immediately that I like their Cream Skin Toner so0oO0o much better! 🧊This slightly translucent blue bottle is gorgeous though! It’s plastic, but very sturdy & well made. LANEIGE - Essential Power Skin Toner for Normal to Dry Skin $28/6.7 oz 🔹Though this is a much better deal per oz than Cream Skin, it does contain Alcohol (3rd ingredient) & fragrance (last ingredient) while ‘Laneige Cream Skin’ is alcohol & fragrance free. 🌀Overall this isn’t a horrible toner for dry skin, but it’s not a good choice for sensitive skin. It’s heavily fragranced. 💦I also don’t like the slightly gelatinous, yet somehow very watery texture. It feels a little slimey. Though it doesn’t dry out my skin or anything, I didn’t like the slightly sticky feeling afterwards. The container does make it really easy to dispense without a mess, which I do appreciate. The scent is a sort of floral/clean refreshing smell, but you do get notes of alcohol. I’m not super sensitive to fragrance, but I don’t like alcohol smell😕 ❄️The formula does have a lot of good hydrating ingredients like Prickly Pear extract, Panthenol (provitamin B5), Amino acids, Vitamin-rich Silver Birch & Quinoa extracts. It’s also enriched with moisture enhancing minerals Zinc, Manganese, Magnesium, Sodium, Calcium & Potassium which are ionized & stabilized in water, designed to absorb quicker into skin. ◻️I tried it with & without a cotton pad for application experimentation, but wasn’t feelin it that much either way. I’ll definitely finish it, but since I had to reorder cream skin, I’ll probably start alternating. I also don’t use a toner 2x a day or necessarily every day. Kinda depends on how my skin feels. 🤷🏻‍♀️Toners are definitely a debated topic. I won’t be the one to tell you need one at all. I’ve just been using them in my skincare routine foreverr & I enjoy that addition to my routine. I like my skin to feel balanced & refreshed after cleansing... But what I will say is: a toner is not meant to further clean your skin or remove last bits of makeup after cleansing. If your cotton pad shows grime or makeup, it means your cleansing routine (even if you’re double-cleansing) may not be effective enough. Experiment with different methods. Everyone’s needs will be different. 💄I know some people like to use a Micellar water after cleansing if they think they haven’t removed all their makeup. ☁️So this product was definitely not a favorite as far as texture & feel. There are way better toners out there... I think I really couldn’t help but compare it to LANEIGE - Cream Skin Toner & Moisturizer ($33/5 oz) but that was such a winner for me & a unique product. Check out my previous review & aLANEIGE - Cream Skin Mistreview is coming 🔜 Are toners a part of your routine? What’s your current fav? #CherieCreator 🍒🧊
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nay.Diary
DIFFERIN GEL , HELP ME
UPDATE AND SOME QUESTIONS hi cherie communauty! i just wanted to thank you all for the advices! Since my last post, i did some changes in my routine : - i stopped using the ordinary oil and vitamin c ✨ -i only wash my face with the Vichy cleanser once a day in the night and before i use a micellar water to remove makeup and sunscreen 🌞 in the morning i use a gentle cetaphil cleanser - i just received my prescrition from my doctor for Differin gel and im so excited to try! But i have some questions... -> can i use the paulas choice liquid exfoliant or the traxenamic acid with this? should i or not? what should i use with this? only moisturizer? i wanna start incorporating alpha arbutin in my routine for my scars, can i use alpha arbutin in the morning and the night differin? should i? -> do i put moisturizer before or after Differin? 🌸thats all thank you again so much and let me know id you have any advice or if you want me to keep you guys updated🌸 #differingelDIFFERIN - 0.1% Adapalene Acne Treatment Gel Pump #theordinary #paulaschoice #theinkeylist VICHY - Normaderm Phytoaction Daily Deep Cleansing Gel with Salicylic Acid CeraVe - Daily Moisturizing Lotion For Normal To Dry Skin Cetaphil - Gentle Skin Cleanser The Ordinary - Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA
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kikiko
Morning Skincare Routine ☀️💛✨
I just posted my nightly skincare routine and now I wanted to show you what I do differently in the morning. 😊☀️ First I start with my cleanser Murad - Clarifying Cleanser which I went into detail in my last post about my likes and dislikes. Check it out if you want more information. Sometimes I swap this one for Cetaphil - Gentle Skin Cleanser if I feel like it’s too much on my skin and I want something more gentle just to wash and nothing more. Next I do my eye cream (reviewed in nightly routine post) Neutrogena - Hydro Boost Eye Gel-Cream After the eyes I do a spot treatment on those random pimples that pop up (only when necessary). Murad - Rapid Relief Acne Spot Treatment Along with the spot treatment I’ll apply some Murad - Outsmart Acne Clarifying Treatment only if my acne is really bad. It helps to clear it up faster but I rated it 3 stars because it’s got kind of a sticky feel afterwards which isn’t the nicest feeling but it gets the job done. Later I use FIRST AID BEAUTY - Ultra Repair Cream which I love!!! It’s so hydrating, the texture is heavy but when you rub it in it feels lightweight. The only reason I took off a star is because I feel like it’s not the best moisturizer for my oily skin but on the days when my skin is more dry it works wonders! I even put some on my hands because you only need to apply a little amount. Murad - Oil and Pore Control Mattifier Broad Spectrum SPF 45 PA++++ Can’t forget the SPF! I know there’s probably cheaper brands than this but this has been my favorite SPF I’ve used because again it’s not heavy, it’s hydrating, and it is very good on my oily skin. After the SPF, apply a little bit of the JLo Beauty That Blockbuster Cream under my eyes because it does give a bit of a glow that I look for. It was a free trial size but I probably won’t purchase the full thing because it’s not that amazing. I haven’t noticed major changes or anything. To finish off my routine I’ll either immediately spritz some CAUDALIE - CAUDALIE Beauty Elixir on my face or I’ll use it as a setting spray if I’m apply makeup. The smell isn’t amazing but it feels so refreshing and it’s exactly what I need at the end of all these products. Can’t forget my new favorite lip balm hello - CBD Vegan Lip Balm Natural Sweet Mint Flavor it’s a bit oily feeling but it smells divine and it’s great to use right before whatever lipgloss I’m wearing (if any). Do you use any of the same products or have you had experience with them? Write your thoughts in the comments below! 🖤✨🙏🏻🥰
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robynkenner
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🛁 Not what I expected...
I’m a huge fashion nerd & I stan Margiela. There’s an interesting & quirky history behind the Maison, & their current designer, John Galliano is one of my all time favorite designers—- think everything cool from Dior in the 2000s... John Galliano did that!! My absolute favorite fragrance from the Replica line is🏖Maison Margiela - ’REPLICA’ Beach Walk It’s one of my all time favorite perfumes period! It’s extremely rare for me to finish a bottle of perfume & still want to buy it again. Beach walk is bæ... They’ve discontinuedMaison Margiela - ’REPLICA’ Beach Walk Dry Body Oil a while ago, which makes me so sad still— cuz it was literally the best thing ever... 💐 Some of the floral Replica scents are really nice too, but I wanted to try something new. Bubble Bath released very recently, but it’s just not what I thought. A total blind-buy, but I thought I might like it because I recently got back intoJENNIFER LOPEZ - Glow Eau de Toilette which is a very “soapy” scent, but they’re nothing alike. MY BUBBLE BATH EXPERIENCE: 🛁Maison Margiela - Replica Bubble Bath Eau de Toilette $30/.3 oz (shown here) OR $135/3.4 oz bottle This was just very “old lady” florals, & not really a “fresh out of the bath” clean smell. Replica is a line of different products from Margiela, like a sneaker, but the perfume lines entire concept is the replication of an experience, place & time. This is apparently taking a bubble bath in Beverly Hills, 2005. 🛁Description from Margiela: The soothing feeling of a hot foaming bath recreated by soap bubble accord & coconut essence. The comfort of wrapping yourself in a thick towel made tangible with white musks and patchouli. 📝Official notes: Top: Crushed leaves accord & Freesia Middle: Sambac jasmine from India, Infusion of Egyptian jasmine, Infusion of tuberose & Rose from Grasse France Base: Peach, Cedar wood & Oak moss It’s definitely musky, but just isn’t refreshing enough in my opinion. Reading the description, it does sound like something I would like, I tried, but it’s not for me. I guess I expected something a little more unique, & less old fashioned smelling. The florals stay pretty sharp, not earthy or warm to enough to balance imo. I honestly wish the mini I got was a rollerball & not a spray. I may be able to enjoy the scent a bit more if it weren’t so strong right off the bat. I may try to find a way to dilute it, or mix it into an oil or body cream. It’s just too strong on it own & nuances in the fragrance sort of fight with each other. If you like musky strong rosey/white florals, you may like this though. Everyone’s skin creates a different chemistry with fragrances... & could imagine this would be lovely on someone else. As I kinda said, I’m not completely writing it off, but I personally think I’ll only enjoy it in a subtler form. Have you tried this scent? Or have a favorite from the Margiela Replica line??
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nay.Diary
🫑 What’s in my bag? Feat. Jennifer Lopez ✨
My bf thought it was ridiculous that I was bringing the whole jar of sunscreen with us in my purse... But I gots to reapply! I would love to see a mini size go into production, cc: JLo😉 JENNIFER LOPEZ - Glow Eau de Toilette I was so excited about this (part of a set I got for xmas) I prefer my perfume in roller ball form honestly, helps me keep my scents light & more controllable. Glow became my signature scent soon after it originally launched in late 2002... But it’s more than just nostalgic for me, it’s a really nice fragrance that I’ve fallen in love with all over again. It’s soapy in the perfect way to me, refreshing, yet warm. Actually a quite delicate scent for a celebrity perfume. #JLo Beauty - THAT BIG SCREEN™ IN A BROAD SPECTRUM[products]#[FiveStars] 🫒This is my new favorite sunscreen! My bf got it for me for my birthday, & I’m even getting him to use it! The texture is rich & creamy, but isn’t shiny at all, at the same time, not overly matte. The texture & finish are perfection for me. It is a predominantly chemical sunscreen, but also utilizes Zinc Oxide as a sun protectant. I included pics in the slides of texture & ingredients, but I’ll be doing a full review of this & the other JLo Beauty goodies I got!!! NARS - Orgasm Oil-Infused Lip Tint I absolutely love this lip oil/lip gloss. It’s not sticky at all, & very moisturizing. ☺️The blush of the same name never really worked for my complexion- a little too orange for me—but as a lip gloss, the interpretation of the original Orgasm shade is so wearable! TATCHA - Camellia Gold Spun Lip Balm I don’t even know why this lip balm is in my purse, why does this bitch need 5 lip balms in her purse?! I love this lip balm, but if I’m going out in the world these days I don’t like bringing something I have to stick my fingers in. SOL de Janeiro - Brazilian Touch Hand Sanitizer Spray 2021 must have! I love that this has a bit of the signature bum bum scent when you spray it on your hands. MARC JACOBS BEAUTY - Lip Lock Moisture Balm w/ SPF 18. Full review in a recent post. ALGENIST - Genius Liquid Collagen Lip My favorite lip serum. When my lips feel really dry, I reach for this first! Full review in a previous post. unpa.Cosmetics - Bubi Bubi Lip Ampoule Current favorite, most versatile lip balm! You can get it for $9 on K-Beauty site, Soko Glam. I highly recommend! Full review in a previous post. 🍒#CherieCreator 💚What’s in your bag right now? Drop a comment or why not a post? 🏷In My Bag
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nay.Diary
I know I’m late on this, but I’m doing one anyways🥰 1️⃣- PRODUCTS I tried a whole lot of new products last year. There’s definitely a few that really stood out to me that I had to repurchase! There’s only one on this list that I haven’t yet repurchased, simply cuz I haven’t run out! (Nars mask) 🐝Beauty of Joseon - Glow Serum : Propolis+Niacinamide & the 🐌Beauty of Joseon - Repair Serum : Ginseng+Snail Mucin These are $17 each, I can’t recommend them enough! They have done wonders for my skin, keeping it hydrated & clear, as well as fading dark spots. The formulas are really clean, concentrated, & free of fragrance & alcohol. 🇰🇷Sulwhasoo - First Care Activating Serum it’s expensive, but I fell in love. It’s really boosted the radiance in my skin & out of nowhere, this pre-serums prep serum somehow became a necessity in my routine & I freaked when I ran out & was awaiting my shipment. 👄ALGENIST - Genius Liquid Collagen Lip Did not make my lips fuller, but quickly became my favorite lip treatment. It’s basically an oil serum for the lips with algae extracts! It lasts a really long time even with multiple uses daily. 💕unpa.Cosmetics - Bubi Bubi Lip Ampoule new holy grail lip balm for me & it’s only $9, not a bad price at all because the tube contains over twice the amount of your average chapstick. Everyone has already heard me talk about this lip balm lol, but it’s so good! 🌊NARS - Aqua Gel Luminous Mask This one surprised me. Bought it on a whim from Nordstrom or something... It’s full of marine & botanical extracts, feels so refreshing & soothing, a little goes a long way & you get a generous amount for the price. A little gem for dry or irritated skin. 🍭TRULY - Unicorn CBD Whipped Body Butter This is the shit you need if you have really dry skin & want to smell like a “mature” cupcake!🧁 🌴SOL de Janeiro - Brazilian Touch Hand Sanitizer Spray My favorite hand sanitizer of 2020. Smells like the signature bum bum scent for a moment when you spray your hands before basically smelling like alcohol-but it’s hand sanitizer 2️⃣- TREND Definitely the no makeup, chillin at home look, but only because I participated in that quite heavily & it really helped my skin.🥰 3️⃣- MY BEST LOOK? Ha. Please see number 2... I could have probably found one if I didn’t lose all my photos, but pretty much if I brushed my hair it was a good day in 2020.😷 4️⃣- CREATORS I know I’m gonna leave someone out so please forgive me I’ll just name 5, but I love so many!!! Give these babes a follow: @bealizbeauty@VyshnaviKarra@halfkimchi@D.Bennett& @RedheadSkincare🌹 5️⃣- SOMETHING I LEARNED Skincare really is a never ending journey. I’ve learned to love my bare skin a lot more this last year!💀 Happy to be back from my unexpected & unwanted hiatus. #CherieCreator🍒
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nay.Diary
Glow & Repair serum
Beauty of Joseon is quickly becoming a favorite brand! Glow propolis serum: thick and hydrating, does give you a bit of a hydrated skin glow which is always good. I have noticed it helps my mask acne which would be the propolis in there helping which is another plus. And it has no smell, not even a non fragranced icky smell that some serums get. Very good serum I’d recommend it to dry skin who has some mask acne problems or just dry skin in general. So far works out good for my skin. Warning it is a bit sticky but I don’t mind at all Repair snail mucin- this one is much thinner, spreads very easily more of a watery type texture but very good too. Still hydrating enough that I like it but I can see oily or combo skin liking this one too. Honestly I love it because it’s repairing and it has snail mucin, if you haven’t googled or watched YouTube videos on the effect of snail mucin on your skin you should! It is very repairing that I love using it once or twice a week to just help repair any part of my skin that needs it. And again no smell what so ever. As you might know I highly recommend the Beauty of Joseon products. No joke their dynasty cream has lightened my acne marks literally within two days of using it way more then any vitamin C serum or exfoliator did. Highly recommend every checks out this company. And get it from Stylevana they have so many sales that it makes it very affordable too!
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caseynygaard530
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Evening Routine Necessities 🌙 & a La Mer Dupe!?
SUNDAY RILEY - A+ High-Dose Retinol Serum — This is truly the fountain of youth! Compared to other products containing retinol, that I’ve tired, this is superior! (I do in part think the 6.5% retinoid is in part to blame.) I use this a couple times a week and it is the only thing that really reduces wrinkles/fine lines. I don’t use this product in conjunction with many others because it’s very strong—I’ll use a gentle cleanser with my Foreo Luna Play Plus, tone, apply eye cream, apply the retinoid, and then moisturize. $85 is a bit too pricey for me to purchase out front, so I waited for a sale and found it for $60 at Urban Outfitters during a 30% off beauty sale. NIVEA - NIVEA Crème — I purchased this online through Amazon for $11 after hearing on some blogs that it was a dupe for the elite LA MER - LA MER Moisturizing Cream(which retails for $190 for 1oz). While Nivea is sold stateside, usually in a plastic tub in their signature royal blue, I specifically ordered this one from Amazon due to the fact it’s the German version, which has a different formula than the US version and is therefore more similar to La Mer’s The Moisturizing Cream. While I haven’t tried La Mer’s moisturizer, I am really impressed with the German version of the Nivea Creme so far! I apply this in the evening by taking a small amount of product and rubbing it between my hands until it’s no longer white/thick, I then press it into my skin and move my hands in an up and out matter to blend it in. This creme is definitely fragranced, so it might not be the best for sensitive skin. After a few nights of use, the dry/flakey skin on the top of my forehead and nose have totally disappeared and swapped for smooth glowing skin! While I don’t think this is a necessity for the summer months, it’s been great to counteract the effects of fall winds and dry weather. If you’re going to buy this as a La Mer dupe, buy the German version on Amazon or through another retailer! SEPHORA COLLECTION - Rose Quartz Gua Sha — This is my first Gua Sha and I love it so far! Prior to purchasing this, I was using a jade roller from Ulta that I wasn’t blown away by—the roller always squeaked and felt rickety. The Gua Sha is incredibly easy to hold, clean, and use compared to the roller I tried. This is typically the last step in my routine, after a moisturizer, and I find it helps my products sink into my skin. To use, I follow a short YouTube video to use the Gua Sha to remove fluid from and lift my face. For $12, you can’t go wrong! Lano - Everywhere Multi-Cream — Instead of a super thick hand cream, I’ve been using this on my cuticles and tops of my hands to help my hands with the consistent hand sanitizer, washing, and dry fall weather. My hands and cuticles feel much softer and look healthier! This cream is unscented and can be used everywhere, a little goes a long way!
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bridgetramsay
Dupe for Lamer! $45 VS $300 The BEST Deal You Can't Miss!
Two years ago, my face has stayed in allergy for a half year because I used the wrong facial device. I tried so hard to find a suitable repairing product to repair my damaged skin. With the carelessness of money and time, I have tried Lamer crème moisturizer LA MER - LA MER Moisturizing Cream and other expensive repairing products. None of them really worked on my face, especially the cream of Lamer, it contains dormant oil which made my allergy even worse. Finally, the cream of Forty Fathoms#Forty Fathoms - Skin Regenerator Renewal Cream[products]#[FiveStars] saved me! It is regarded as a dupe for Lamer cream, it contains the essence of seaweed found in Tasmania. As we all know, the cream of lamer is famous for the essence of seaweed because it is found strong repairing function. The only ingredient difference between these two creams is Forty Fathoms cream doesn’t contain dormant oil. It sounds perfect for me! So, I gave it a go. After having used it for 3 months, my skin got repaired and became even more healthy, smoother, and balanced. More surprisingly, cream from Lamer sold in $242 didn’t save my skin, Forty Fathoms did and it is only sold at $46. I decide to use it forever! It excels all the cream products in my mind! Sorry for discarding the container of lamer crema, I can only compare these two with my memory. The packaging of these two products all use the paper box, but the box for lamer cream is much bigger and thicker than that of Forty Fathoms. The container for Lamer is made of glass, it’s quite heavy if it is taken for traveling, but the container of Forty Fathoms is made of plastic, which makes it easy to carry. Just by looking at the packaging, Lamer’s packaging looks more high-end, Forty Fathoms’ packaging is easy to carry. I do recommend the cream of Forty Fathoms, it’s much cheaper and it repairs skin rapidly. If you have extra money and don’t be allergic to dormant oil, you can give Lamer a try!
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_Janice_
My Everyday Makeup Routine for Today!
This is basically my everyday make up that I do. Sometimes I switch up with the foundation base depending on how I feel. The same goes for eyeliner. Products I used in order to achieve the look: TATCHA - The Water Cream LANCÔME - UV Expert Aquagel Defense Primer & Moisturizer SPF 50 Rare Beauty - Liquid Touch Brightening Concealer (Color: 250W) ILIA - True Skin Serum Foundation (Color: Texel) LANCÔME - Long Time No Shine Loose Setting Powder benefit - Hoola Matte Bronzer ETUDE - Drawing Eye Brow (Color: Brown) benefit - Gimme Brow+ Volumizing Eyebrow Gel (Color: 3) URBAN DECAY - Naked Reloaded Eyeshadow Palette Lise Watier Feline Eyeliner in Brown tarte - SEA Surfer Curl Volumizing Mascara NARS - Limited Edition Orgasm Blush (mini version) Rare Beauty - Positive Light Liquid Luminizer (Color: Mesmerize) All of these products I've used for a long time other than Rare Beauty (which recently came out but it's amazing for its price!). Most of the products I've also at least bought them twice or more. The way I did my make-up today I was able to do a natural glow with a bit of contouring. Reminder, I don't go ham on using my foundation or concealer. I usually just dab a small amount on each side. Hope you guys enjoy!
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shirdubsskin
First impressions: Sulwhasoo serum/Nars lipgloss
💕Tried a couple new products! Nars Oil-infused lip tint | shade: Orgasm It’s a lipgloss that performs like a hydrating balm because of shea butter, raspberry oil, pomegranate oil & jojoba seed oil. I’ve been really into oil based glosses instead of other lipgloss. I haven’t been into shimmery or sparkly glosses in a while, but it’s barely noticeable when you wear it. I have not tried it over lipstick yet though. NARS - NARS Oil-Infused Lip Tint My lip hydration standards are really high, & today I put this on right after my shower & didn’t feel the need to reach for my regular lip balm at any point (I’m a lip balm addict). It’s completely scentless & also flavorless. Which could be a good or bad thing for you. This is definitely my new favorite gloss! The shade is really different than the cult blush of the same name. I happened to have a mini & swatched them together for you guys. Personally Nars Orgasm blush is a bit too orangey & shimmery for me. Just not a shade for me🤷🏻‍♀️I used to use it as eyeshadow in high school lol😆 NARS - Limited Edition Orgasm Blush 💖Ok next up: The First care activating serum from Korean skincare brand Sulwhasoo. I’d been dying to try this after reading so many good things... I’ve only been using it for about a week but I love it! Sulwhasoo - First Care Activating Serum Limited Edition same as ⤵️ Sulwhasoo - First Care Activating Serum It’s chock full of good stuff: 한방 a true multi action Hanbang concoction! Hanbang means Korean traditional holistic medicine. I added slides of all the skin loving ingredients in their signature JAUM Balancing Complex™ as well as 8 other beneficial ingredients it contains. At first the smell was a little overwhelming because I’m not a fan of herbal scents, however, I fell in love quite immediately... Within seconds the smell becomes incredibly refreshing, & the smell doesn’t linger the way some herbal products do. Within the first few days I noticed decreased inflammation & decreased redness. It really helps every product you use after it to be better absorbed. My skin loves this, & the layers of moisture I add after (maybe another serum & then cream) stay giving me hydration all day/ all night. It’s pretty lightweight for a serum, a little bit thicker than an essence. I’ve been experimenting how to use it in my routine, as some suggest to use immediately after cleansing. I’m most comfortable using it after my toner, but it really depends on what ingredients/ benefits you’re trying to achieve with your toner. So I can’t speak on all of the anti-aging benefits yet, but it truly increases absorption & both calms & nourishes the skin. Extra plus, this limited edition “pink chrome” value size is simply GORGEOUS!💖& a great deal for over 3 oz.
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nay.Diary
The lip balm face off
I have luscious lips that desire to be supple. I recently picked up the Summer Friday’s lip balm and am quite disappointed. It goes on nice but just sits there and the smell leaves a lot to be desired. For 20 bucks I can not repurchase. I have had that Elf Ride or Die balm for a while and it’s ok for 5 bucks. I do have their tinted kind and love them for a quick flush of color on Zoom calls. My holy grail is the a Laneige balm. She gives me lip gloss vibes but last. I am close to cutting it open to get all product out.
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ChristianSismone
Battle Of The Lip Masks: Laneige 💕
💕Laneige Lip Glowy Balm LANEIGE - Lip Glowy Balm 💕What It Is: “A lightweight, moisture coating lip balm for hydrated & tinted kissable lips throughout the day. The perfect daytime partner in crime to the cult-favorite Lip Sleeping Mask, Glowy Lip Balm is pocket sized for easy, on-the-go application. The formula contains murumuru and shea butters that provide powerful hydration and lock in moisture longer.“ 💕Price: $17.00 (0.35oz) 💕Shade: Berry (pink tint) 💕My Thoughts: I like this lip balm a lot and use it pretty frequently. It smells sweet and yummy, feels smooth, isn’t sticky at all, and gives my lips just a very slight hint of pink color. It feels very moisturizing and I can wear it alone (which is what I usually do), or layer a more colorful lip product on top. I would recommend this, and would be interested to try more shades/flavors in the future! 💕Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask LANEIGE - Lip Sleeping Mask Limited Edition-Sweet Candy 💕What It Is: “A leave-on lip mask that soothes and moisturizes for smoother, more supple lips. Lip Sleeping Mask has a softening balm texture that closely adheres to lips for quick absorption. Enriched with vitamin C and antioxidants, Berry Mix Complex™ offers a nutritiously sweet and fragrant blend of raspberry, strawberry, cranberry, and blueberry extracts to indulge the senses. Exclusive Moisture Wrap™ technology boasts hyaluronic acid and minerals to form a protective film over the lips to lock in moisture and active ingredients.“ 💕Price: $22.00 (0.7oz) 💕Shade: Sweet Candy 💕My Thoughts: So this lip mask (and brand in general) are cult favorites in the beauty world, but I’m not totally sold on the hype for this product. It smells delicious and feels super smooth and moisturizing, but when I wake up in the morning, I feel like my lips are dry again. Maybe my lips are weird or extra dry, I don’t know 🤷🏻‍♀️ I got this little sample size as a duo with the Lip Glowy Balm, but I don’t think I’ll be purchasing the full size Lip Sleeping Mask.
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Fav Lip Products! 💋
Fav Lip Products! 💋
Like most of you, I’m a lip care junkie! I believe that you can never have enough lip products! In this article, I’m going to share my most favorite lip products with you. 🍯 *Bite Beauty Agave Nighttime Therapy Lip Mask ($24): This lip mask is so underrated and doesn’t get the love that it deserves! It’s super hydrating and thick. It has a natural sweet scent from the agave. I put this on every night and in the morning, my lips are so soft and moisturized! 🥭 Glossier Balm Dotcom ($12): This simple but hydrating formula comes in so many fun flavors! My favorite is the mango balm dotcom, but I also have the cherry one. These smell so good and some have a sheer tint. 🍓 Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask ($20): Everyone and their mothers have this mask! But it’s popular for a reason. This berry mask is smooth and hydrating and leaves your lips feeling so soft! 🌼 Glossier Lip Gloss ($14): This gloss comes in clear, spicy, and sparkly! Such fun shades! This non-sticky formula has a beautiful gloss and is also moisturizing to the lips! I have the clear shade and this is my go-to gloss! 🌺 Burts Bees Passion Fruit Lip Oil ($6): This is one of my favorite drugstore finds! It is a cheap option for such a luxurious formula. This lip oil is so hydrating and smells EXACTLY like passion fruit (one of my favorite scents)! 🌸 *Biossance Squalane and Rose Vegan Lip Balm ($24): This is a little on the pricey side for a lip balm, but it’s worth it. This smooth and moisturizing formula is so luxurious. This also has squalane, which has anti-aging properties. And the packaging is so pretty! * Clean at Sephora (free of parabens, pthalates, SLS, synthetic fragrance, etc.) BITE - Agave+ Nighttime Vegan Lip Therapy LANEIGE - LANEIGE Lip Sleeping Mask Glossier. - Balm Dotcom Glossier. - Glossier. Lip Gloss BURT’S BEES - Hydrating Lip Oil With Sweet Almond Oil BIOSSANCE - Squalane+ Rose Vegan Lip Balm
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logannn
Agave+ Nighttime Vegan Lip Therapy
BITE-Agave+ Nighttime Vegan Lip Therapy
A set worth getting!
A set worth getting!
this sephora favorites set has a $76 and is only $28! the Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream is acutally $29, so by buying this set, you’re saving a dollar and getting a whole lot more. I’m so happy i bought this! SEPHORA COLLECTION - Mini Hydration Set the set includes: Charlotte Tilbury - Charlotte's Magic Cream $29, feels like a dream made of clouds is on your skin. the big one is so expensive and this brand is cult status. Milk MAKEUP - Cooling Water FULL SIZE. depuffs and calms your face, hydrates, and the stick form lasts a super long time. one of my favorite products LANEIGE - LANEIGE Lip Sleeping Mask put this on your lips at night and wake up with soft lips every morning. all cuts and dryness go away immediately MakeUp Eraser - Love Red if you dont already own one of these, i would highly recommend it. the set comes with a little sample size that eliminates the need for cotton swabs or pads and saves waste tarte - SEA 4-in-1 Setting Mist this is my least favorite of all the products as it doesnt have a lot of staying power, but it is a good face mist to prep skin or do your soap brows with
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kitty.skin
Charlotte's Magic Cream
Charlotte Tilbury-Charlotte's Magic Cream
My Lip Products Awards - I don't think it worth the hype...
My Lip Products Awards - I don't think it worth the hype...
Conclusion First: 👍🏻👍🏻: HOURGLASS - N° 28 Lip Treatment Oil,CHANEL - HYDRA BEAUTY Nourishing Lip Care 👎🏻👎🏻: LANEIGE - LANEIGE Lip Sleeping Mask 😐😐: Valmont-Prime Contour, clé de peau BEAUTÉ - The Lip Serum HOURGLASS - N° 28 Lip Treatment Oil It's a light yellow lip treatment oil with a weird smell when you first apply it but the smell doesn't stay. It's moisturizing and non-greasy. It doesn't dry on lips and is suitable for evening use. LANEIGE - LANEIGE Lip Sleeping Mask It's a pink, strawberry-scented lip mask with a creamy texture. The official website suggests using it overnight. It's thick and heavy in consistency and very greasy on the lips. Your lips will peel the next day but it doesn't dry on your lips. Personally, I really don't like it. Valmont-Prime Contour It's a white creamy eye and lip serum. It takes time to be fully absorbed and your lips go numb for the first few times using it. Normally, I wear a thick layer and treat it as a lip mask in the evening. I will suggest using other lip care products together as this prime contour is not moisturizing enough.Ultimately, it's a prime contour that doesn't do much. CHANEL - HYDRA BEAUTY Nourishing Lip Care It's a very very light yellow creamy lip care product which is moisturizing. It doesn't leave your lips dry the next morning. This packaging isn't very suitable if you want to reapply it throughout the day, so I recommend this, but only for early morning and evening use. clé de peau BEAUTÉ - The Lip Serum It's a light pink liquid lip serum which gives a cooling sensation after wearing it. It's not oily on your lips, but it's not moisturizing either.
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Jenny774
HYDRA BEAUTY Nourishing Lip Care
CHANEL-HYDRA BEAUTY Nourishing Lip Care
All That’s Gold
All That’s Gold
A little monochrome review round-up! SOL de Janeiro - Brazilian Crush Body Fragrance Mist All the amazing scent from the cult favorite body lotion in a decently sized, relatively cheap package. The scent lasts a long time for a body spray, smells amazing, packaging is gorgeous, and the price is right. If you love this cult classic scent this is for you. FARMACY - Clean Bee Ultra Gentle Facial Cleanser Like most Farmacy product, it’s expensive but worth every cent. This has an amazing herbaceous/medicinal scent that’s extremely relaxing at night. It’s extremely gentle but creates a beautiful lather that isn’t bubbly, almost like a cream. As soon as I finish all my face washes I will be repurchasing the full size. pretty VULGAR - Make Them Blush Powder This blush is fine. The packaging is absolutely gorgeous, but I see no difference between this blush and it’s drugstore counterpart. The formula is extremely similar to the COVERGIRL - Cheekers Blush which you can get for a fraction of the cost. Unless you absolutely love this packaging and just want it as a pretty addition to your collection, I would pass. CLARINS - CLARINS Lip Comfort Oil These are a cult favorite, and I understand as the texture is beautiful on the lips and makes a lovely sheen that’s never goopy/sticky, but I absolutely hate the scent they put in these. It’s so pungent and hits me in the back of the throat every time I apply. However, I am very picky about scents (especially ones around my mouth), so if you don’t mind strong fragrance you may like this product. I would not recommend or repurchase. No review for a product you see here? Leave a comment and I’ll gladly let you know my thoughts! 😊
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empties.likemysoul
Brazilian Crush Body Fragrance Mist
SOL de Janeiro-Brazilian Crush Body Fragrance Mist
💶👄Battle of the Designer Lip Balms!👄💶
💶👄Battle of the Designer Lip Balms!👄💶
I’m a total lip balm addict! I’ve tried more balms, from drug-store to name-brand, than I can count... As my most used & most representative accessory (I am known to have a lip balm in reach at all times) I had a phase of trying lots of fancy lip balms. Though you are paying for the brand & nicer packaging than your average chapstick, most of these are way better than your average drugstore chapstick. Mainly due to ingredients; Because petroleum & it’s derivatives like mineral oil, petrolatum & paraffin wax have been heavily restricted in Europe... all the balms here are manufactured in France. 🇫🇷 There are amazing high quality & “clean” lip balms at every price point now, more than ever. This post is just comparison piece on some boujee balms I’ve tried😋 GIVENCHY - Rouge Interdit Vinyl Color Enhancing Lipstick 🌹Black rose oil🔌 I would definitely love to purchase this again. It hydrates the way I want a balm to. The shade I love: ‘16 Noir Revelateur’ is a “mood” balm with a more sophisticated deeper color than most ones that turn bright pink on me. So that being said it’s not a great balm to use with out a mirror, or continuously while you’re bored because it will get darker & darker & maybe be outside of your lip line. But I truly love this, also has a wow factor, friends would always ask “wtf is that??!” because it looks like black lipstick. CHANEL - ROUGE COCO BAUME Hydrating Conditioning Lip Balm 🥀Oh Chanel, Chanel... I wanted to love this because, I mean, how chic?! Such a classic little cutie. It had a very nice rose scent at first that sadly wasn’t there like halfway through. It was unfortunately one of those balms that had a nice slick & nice shine, but no real hydration or moisturization, I just kept wanting to apply & no real relief. YVES SAINT LAURENT - Rouge Volupte Shine Lipstick Balm This is a really nice balm, due to its 65% oil content, pomegranate extract & macadamia butter. It’s technically a lipstick that comes in different shades, I’m reviewing : ‘42 Baume Midi Minuit’ — it’s a clear balm with lots of pearly white micro iridescence. I love the scent, smells like peaches🍑! The iridescence makes it not great for me personally, it kinda washes me out. GIVENCHY - Le Rouge Perfecto Beautifying Lip Balm So, I couldn’t track down the ingredients... But it doesn’t matter this balm sucks!!! I tried a regular version & one with flecks of glitter. It’s super waxy, doesn’t want to go on smooth... oh & the glittery one was scratchy as hell! ARMANI beauty - Neo Nude Ecstasy Balm It was hard to find full ingredients on this but the caper oil is amazing. This is the most moisturizing of the bunch, with a creamy texture that looks like glass on the lips. DIOR - DIOR Addict Lip Glow Color Reviving Lip Balm Mango butter🥭Only 4 stars because I really miss the lip glow balm in the opaque pink tube!! 5 ⭐️ for being THE CUTEST!
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nay.Diary
DIOR Addict Lip Glow Color Reviving Lip Balm
DIOR-DIOR Addict Lip Glow Color Reviving Lip Balm
I AM OBSESSED.
I AM OBSESSED.
Note: the rest of my cotton pads went into my cotton pad dispenser. Have you ever wondered what luxurious clouds would feel like on your face? Wonder no more, the Shiseido Facial Cotton will have you feeling like a pampered Grecian Goddess in no time. Are these a luxury? YES. A necessity? Not even a little bit. Will I rebuy this? Absolutely. For $5 at Sephora I can feel like a fancy celebrity when I apply my toner at night for 40 days. It’s so soft and so dreamy, I think it’s so worth it. SHISEIDO - SHISEIDO Facial Cotton
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IvMeow
SHISEIDO Facial Cotton
SHISEIDO-SHISEIDO Facial Cotton
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