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A BRAND IM KEEPING IN 2021
🍯 A BRAND I’M KEEPING IN 2021 🍯 @farmacybeauty is truly the brand that got me into skincare. i haven’t found a product I don’t like from them and especially enjoy their honey line. it just works so well with my skin type: combination, hormonal. i have been consistently using farmacy for over 3 years now & plan to continue using them in the future!
FARMACY-Cheer Up Brightening Vitamin C Eye Cream with Acerola Cherry
TOP 3 AMIKA PRODUCTS FOR VOLUME
amika: - Perk Up Talc-Free Dry Shampoo The dry shampoo is amazing! I used to wash my hair almost daily and after using this I can go at least three days without washing now. Truly a miracle worker! Doesn’t leave any white cast either and smells so refreshing. amika: - Un.Done Volume and Matte Texture Spray The volume and matte spray gives my roots the volume I needed. I have straight, flat hair and using this gives me hair LIFE!!! this + the dry shampoo is such a good combo. Also smells amazing and isn’t sticky at all. amika: - The Shield Anti-Humidity Spray If you live in the south, you need this!!! I live in Florida and this has been an absolute life savior. My hair would always get frizzy and this has helped so much with the frizz and just keeping my hair looking smooth.
amika:-Perk Up Talc-Free Dry Shampoo
PAPAYA CLEANSER FOR ACNE PRONE SKIN
this papaya burst cleanser is SUPER refreshing! i have been using it in my AM routine and it really helps wake me up. The cute konjac sponge really helps exfoliate my skin! I absolutely adore the scent of this and love that it is formulated specifically for acne prone skin. so far, my skin feels brighter and more balanced. i also love how affordable this brand is.
BAG FULL OF GOODIES
wanted to share my quick thoughts on some new products i have recently tried/incorporated into my routine! ⭐️ @theouai rose hair & body oil: we love a multi-functional product!!! this smells so fresh and is perfect for the ends of my hair for an extra boost of hydration. also makes me skin so soft! ⭐️ @boscia cleansing oil*: such a clean scent! i use about 2-3 pumps of this at night & easily removes all my makeup & spf. it’s hydrating and doesn’t leave any type of film behind! ⭐️ @soleilsolace shimmering rose infused body oil*: this is a dream! it gives the perfect amount of hydration & shimmer!!! it blends effortlessly & leaves me so glowy. ⁉️ @cocokind tumeric tonic: i really enjoy tumeric in products, but still am unsure about this one. i have used this in my AM & PM routine, but didn’t really see any noticeable difference on breakouts. it is also a rollerball, which I am not a huge fan of. i am going to continue to test it out! ⭐️ @byroe_official better green essence toner*: really enjoy the idea of an essence + toner! i never really used an essence in my routine because I didn’t think it was necessary, but this is so hydrating! i use it my PM routine after cleansing and I find that it really preps my skin for my serums & moisturizer! ⁉️ @habitskin spf 41 mister*: absolutely LOVE the idea of a spf mister... it’s genius tbh. it sprays on pretty evenly and light, however it does makes me look a bit oily. I think it’s perfect for pool days & days where I am wearing minimal makeup, but not sure that I would use daily. ⭐️ @cocokind texture smoothing cream: light weight moisturizers are my go-to for combo skin & this is perfect! i mostly use this in my PM routine as a last step & it really does a nice job of locking everything in. ⭐️ @farmacybeauty daily greens moisturizer*: this is another great lightweight gel moisturizer! while i enjoy using it in my AM routine, I think I still like honey drop more. I like using this on no makeup days. it keeps me looking matte and fresh!
BYROE-Bitter Green Essence Toner
wanted to share my first impressions on a few clove + hollow goodies: 🌟 liquid skin tint: this is a super light weight foundation and has a buildable formula with a demi-matte finish. i hate heavy foundations, so this one is great for my oily/combo skin! this blends effortlessly & provides medium coverage! I got this in shade 5 which is considered light medium with peachy beige undertones. i would give this a 4/5 just because of the shade range. 🌟 bronzing powder: this also very lightweight and blendable! This comes in pan form, so you can use with the cute refillable compact. I got this in shade “San Juan”, which is for medium with golden undertones. With only 3 shade options to chose from, I would also give this. 4/5. 🌟 lip creme: this lipstick is super nourishing and hydrating! it’s formulated with a combination of natural and organic jojoba & castor and sunflower oils. I got this in shade “desert rose” which is a neutral mid-tone nude. it’s perfect for everyday wear! I would give this a 5/5. ⭐️ C + H makes a variety of makeup and skincare products and I would definitely check them out! Their products are PETA certified cruelty free and vegan. All products also have 15 ingredients or less in their base!
MIAMI BEACH BUM CREAM
🌟 the bum & body cream has a refreshing mint scent & is perfect for an everyday moisturizer. it’s formulated with aloe & jojoba to balance your skin and alleviate skin concerns. i have been using this after I shower & I love how hydrated it keeps my body! 🌟 the facial therapy cream is a heavier moisturizer packed with vitamin a & c. it’s formulated with aloe, lemongrass, and squalane which can help soothe your skin barrier, minimize pores, fine lines, excess oil, and blemishes. i used this as my PM moisturizer last night & it makes me feel like I’m at a spa!!! ✨ i love that this brand is plant based, cruelty free, fragrance free, and women owned + operated. definitely check them out!
MIAMI BEACH BUM-BUM + BODY CREAM MINT
The ordinary | Caffeine Solution
☕️What it is？ The Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG ☕️Key Ingredient: Caffeine and Epigallocatechin Gallate (EGCG). Actually, I don't know what it is, but it does work magically in de-puffing!! ☕️My Thought： I always prefer eye cream to serum because the texture of cream makes me feel moisturized, but this serum is really my HG! I dare say, there is no better eye serum than this in removing puffiness. Whether you just woke up or cried because of your boyfriend, whenever you think your eyes are puffy, open this magical little bottle, squeeze out a few drops and apply them to your eyelids and swollen eye bags. Massage it in a soft way until it is absorbed, and you will notice the change in 10 mins. To be honest, this is not a good serum for daily routine because it is not nourishing, but as an occasional tool to deal with puffiness, it is perfect! Plus its price, less than $7!!! I can't find a reason why you wouldn't buy it!! No matter your skin type and budget, as long as you think you may occasionally need some de-puff products, buy it!!
The Ordinary-Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG
Bye bye congestion 👋
Holifrog Shasta AHA Refining Acid Wash is great for oily, congested skin. This cleanser has a milky texture and truly removes impurities and leaves the skin so refreshed. Every time I use this wash, my pores are far less noticeable/visible. I highly recommend Holifrog as a brand because their products are high quality and effective. This product retails for $38 but was kindly gifted by the brand.HOLI FROG - Shasta AHA Refining Acid Wash
HOLI FROG-Shasta AHA Refining Acid Wash
DRUNK ELEPHANT - A-Passioni Retinol Cream was my first experience in the world of retinol, and is still today my number 1 retinol/anti-aging product. This brand’s retinol product is different from many others. Firstly, it is derived from plants. Secondly it contains many hydrating antioxidant ingredients as well as virgin marula oil which is another product that Drunk Elephant is famous for. This makes the product work well for extremely sensitive skin. 1% is a strong retinol, but if incorporated slow and appropriately, your skin will love it. At 25, I can’t speak to the claims of reducing wrinkles. What I can say is that from the day I started using this product, my skin has looked significantly better than previously. Since day ONE! Rarely do you find a product that gives instant results. After my first use I woke up with plump, hydrated and clear skin. Another thing to note, is that this product works incredibly well for stubborn acne. When I first started using this product I had a large cystic breakout and I could not get rid of it. After using this product my spots decreased in size and inflammation. I think this is a great product for adult acne. Now for the important information. This tube retails for $74 and yes that is very expensive for one single product… But in all honesty I will continue to purchase over and over. The product does last a long time considering you only use a pea size amount. When first starting this product you integrate it into your routine only once a week slowly increasing to two and then every other day. This product also comes with a mini sample of b-hydra, another Drunk Elephant product if purchased at Sephora. Because of the outstanding results and formulation, I give this product 5 stars. It’s on my list of holy grail products and it will stay there. My only critique would be for the packaging to be improved. It’s in a metal tube which is necessary for the formulation, but when the cap is removed the product automatically starts squeezing out.
DRUNK ELEPHANT-A-Passioni Retinol Cream
Eye Mask to de puff !
pixi - DetoxifEYE These Pixi Eye Gels are my favorite eye gels and the only ones I use! They de puff so well. So first the texture, they are a really nice thin consistency. They stay on the eyes really easily without sliding as well. They feel really cooling on the skin too, if you put them in the fridge you get an extra cooling feeing too. Leave them on for about 20min in the morning or the evening. Next the results. This leaves my under eyes noticeably less puffy. They have less inflammation from the morning and night time and I can use less concealer due to this as well. It also leaves my under eyes very hydrated for hours as well. This also can double as catching eye shadow fallout when doing makeup in the morning as well! You can get these for $24 at Target or Pixis website. To be honest they are no really under $20 eye gels on the market so I think this great if your on a mid range budget and can splurge. It also comes with quit a few so the last a while! I would definitely recommend these because they are effective and feel so cooling on my skin!