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These Eye Masks are My New Obsession
WANDER BEAUTY - Baggage Claim Rose Gold Eye Masks Wander Beauty Rose Gold Eye Masks are my new favorite thing! I was kindly gifted these from Wander Beauty and although I’ve been seeing these all over insta, I don’t usually have high hopes for underye masks because I feel like they can be gimmicky. Well these blew me out of the water. They claim to depuff, brighten, hydrate, prep and plump skin. So basically they claim to do it all. I have to say that my underyes looked super smooth and a lot brighter than usual! I’ve been experiencing headaches so my underye bags have been intense lately. This worked like a charm and bonus, they didn’t irritate my eyes at all. I’m super impressed I will DEFINITELY be stocking up on these bad boys
WANDER BEAUTY-Baggage Claim Rose Gold Eye Masks
MAKEUP MISTAKE: Using Eyeshadow for Eyebrows
benefit - Precisely, My Brow Pencil Waterproof Eyebrow Definer #cheriepartner Sharing my embarrassing makeup mistake I used to make! I remember in high school I used to fill my brows in with eyeshadow! I also remember it was a warm toned, slightly red shade of brown 😬 Now, I would choose a more neutral or even slightly cool toned shade. If I had to choose, I rather hse a lighter shade to fill in my brows than a darker shade. The stark dark brow looks so unnatural on me! On the left you can clearly see where I applied the eyeshadow to lengthen the tail of my brow and “block off” the front of my brow. That’s actually another mistake I used to make! Harshly blocking off the front of my brow without blending created this *YIKES* look. If you are going to use a powder to fill in your brows, make sure you use a spoolie to blend the powder softly. I now use the benefit Precisely My Brow Pencil. This shade is much better for my natural eyebrows and skin tone. I now use the spoolie it comes with the blend the pencil, focusing on the front of my brow. I stick to my natural brow shape as well! I often find that your natural eyebrow shape looks the best on you. Did you make this makeup mistake too?
benefit-Precisely, My Brow Pencil Waterproof Eyebrow Definer
$400 Toning Device?! WTF
NuFACE - NuBODY Challenge Kit #Cheriepartner I want to disclaim this review that I received this as a gift from NuFace but this review is 100% honest. This NuBody kit from NuFace claims to be a 5-minute solution to a toned body, decreasing the look of dimples and firming the skin. The goal is to use this for at least 5 minutes every day. To use this, you apply the gel over the selected area and use the device pulling in upwards motions. The device has three settings and will automatically turn off after 5 minutes. This kit comes with 5 of these gel bottles to keep you stocked. (I will say that I do not think it is necessary to use their specific primer gel but you cannot buy this without it coming with all of the gels!) I used this for about 4 weeks in a row on my stomach and rhe back of my thighs. I do think that this has some temporary results! I saw a lifting effect, similar to the NuFace device for your face. However, the results were pretty minimal and temporary. I’m sure curious to see how this would work if I used it for a full three months on the back of my legs. I really do not think that this is a necessary item to have and is more of a luxury if you can afford it. I do appreciate that it only takes 5 minutes a day to complete, I expected it to take much longer! In sum, this does have some temporary results but I would need to use it more long term to be sure. I do NOT think it is worth the $400 price tag! I know there are some devices on Amazon for less than half of the price that may yield similar results
NuFACE-NuBODY Challenge Kit
I Use These Drugstore Products Every Day!
Batiste - Pink Pineapple Dry Shampoo Fruity & Carefree HASK - Argan Oil Repairing Shine Oil #Cheriepartner I can’t live without these two haircare products and they’re super affordable! My hair type is long and thick, sometimes gets frizzy in the humidity. I love to add volume to my roots and add shine and hydration to my hair! Hask Argan Oil: This is widely available at any drugstore and it’s only $7! They also have smaller bottles at $2.99. I love using this on damp hair to hydrate the ends of my hair. The oil also speeds up the hair drying process when it’s wet. I also enjoy using this on dry hair if my hair needs a little added shine. The second photo will show you the texure of this oil, not too thick and not too thin! This is a holy grail for me! Batiste Dry Shampoo: I’ve been using this for years! I’m sure a lot of you have tried this dry shampoo but this brand is seriously my favorite. It’s widely available online and in stores and it’s less than $7! I love using this so I don’t have to wash my hair everyday. It absorbs the oil in my roots and gives my hair volume at the same time! I love using this before bed by spraying it into my roots. Over night, the powder will rub into your hair and when you wake up, it’ll be super fresh and volumized. What’s your favorite dry shampoo? These are the two drugstore haircare products I cannot live without! I’m excited to try more!
HASK-Argan Oil Repairing Shine Oil
I Tried The New Kosas Mascara...
Kosas - The Big Clean Volumizing + Lash Care Mascara #Cheriepartner I tried the new Kosas mascara so you don’t have to! The Kosas Volumizing + Lash Care mascara claims to be a “clean” mascara with hair care actives that help support the natural lash growth and repair cycle. I can’t really speak to the claims on lash growth just yet because I’ve only had this for a few days, but I can talk about the formula! Firstly, I love the brush on this. It’s a thick bristle brush like the Too Faced Better than Sex yet, it has a curved tip. I love the curve to this because I feel like it holds a curl really well and allows the lashes to be coated evenly. I think you have to be careful not to apply to much of this formula to the lashes at once or it can be clumpy. BUT, if you wipe the brush before applying, the results are great! I’ve never considered myself to have long lashes but as you can see, this works really well! I also think this formula holds up well in the heat and humidity. Has anyone else tried this new mascara?
Kosas-The Big Clean Volumizing + Lash Care Mascara
I Found a Dupe for This YSL Lipstick
MILANI - Color Statement Matte Lipstick YVES SAINT LAURENT - Rouge Volupte Shine Lipstick Balm #cheriepartner Dupe alert!!!! This YSL lipstick has quickly become one of my favorite shades. It goes so well with any skin tone and is a beautiful neutral pink. A true “my lips but better” shade for me! I keep this in my bag as a tinted lip topper to reapply throughout the day. This is in the shade 09 Nude Sheer. This Milani Color Statement lipstick in the shade 26 Nude Creme is almost an exact color match! It’s only $4.99 compared to the $38.00 YSL lipstick! A plus is thay this one smells good too, very fruity and sweet. The only difference is that the YSL lipstick is a bit more sheer and has a shiny finish to it. The Milani one will look almost exactly to this color though if you add a clear gloss on top. Do you have any lipstick dupes??
MILANI-Color Statement Matte Lipstick
Easy peasy hydrating nighttime routine
DRUNK ELEPHANT - Slaai Makeup-Melting Butter Cleanser GLOW RECIPE - Blueberry Bounce Gentle Cleanser FOREO - LUNA 3 for Normal Skin belif - Aqua Bomb Mist with Refill Huxley - Oil Essence; Essence-like, Oil-like BIOLOGIQUE RECHERCHE - Creme dermopurifiante indeed LABORATORIES - Squalane Facial Oil LANEIGE - Cica Sleeping Mask Here’s my easy peasy nighttime skincare routine! First, I double cleanse to remove my makeup without completely drying out my face. Next I spray on some toner and follow up with serum for hydration. Afterwards, I apply a moisturizer that helps tackle the bacteria that causes acne. Then, I apply a few drops of squalane oil as it’s moisturizing and doesn’t trigger my acne. Lastly, I lock it all in with the Laneige cica mask which is nourishing and fragrance free.
belif-Aqua Bomb Mist with Refill
WHAT’S IN MY SKIN DRAWER.
This week i’ll be posting some reviews of my feb faves for face n body skincare! Stay tuned friends. Also if you see anything in here specifically you would like me to review i’d be more than happy to talk about it. I might do a makeup / skincare room tour video. Do you guys like seeing stuff like that? LOL.
GLOW RECIPE-Avocado Melt Retinol Sleeping Face Mask
My Cleanser Awards
HOLI FROG - Tashmoo Water Lily Nourishing Milky Wash HOLI FROG - Shasta AHA Refining Acid Wash CeraVe - Renewing SA Cleanser For Normal Skin CeraVe - Foaming Facial Cleanser For Normal To Oily Skin I love all of these! ✨ HOLI FROG Tashmoo: A soothing nonfoaming cleanser. Great for the mornings! I love this because it’s very gentle yet effective at cleansing. It leaves my skin feeling clean yet moisturized. I wouldn’t use this after a full day of wearing makeuo just because I have other cleansers that work better for that. Wins the superlative because it’s great on sensitive skin HOLI FROG Shasta AHA: A nonfoaming cleanser with chemical exfoliating AHA’s. I love how this cleanser is gentle yet includes AHA ingredients to exfoliate the skin. It doesnt feel too harsh. This would be great for people who want to start using exfoliating products because of its nourishing properties. I use this at night almost everyday! It’s gentle enough for daily use and I still see great results with this. Wins the superlative because it’s a great everyday cleanser for every skin type! CeraVe Foaming: A gentle cleanser for oily skin types. This is great because it feels really effective at removing oils while not stripping the skin. It has niacinamide which is a great ingredient for evening the skin and removing oil. I always loved how I can use this everyday day and night without experiencing tightness or dehydration. I would recommend this for anyone with normal to oily skin types that want a fragrance free option with other beneficial ingredients. This wins the oily skin award because it’s in my opinion one of the most effective cleansers out there for oily skin types. CeraVe Renewing SA: A foaming, fragrance free cleanser with salicylic acid. I love how this cleanser foams up because it feels like a deep clean! The addition of salicylic acid feels amazing on the skin and I really feel smoothing effects with this cleanser. This would be great for people with acne or acne-prone skin!
CeraVe-Foaming Facial Cleanser For Normal To Oily Skin
Two of my favorites vitamin C products. @drunkelephant C-Firma and C-Tango. 1- C-Firma- Is a day serum that has a powerful antioxidant complex, essential nutrients, fruit enzymes, and more. This helps to even out skin tone. It also helps with loss of firmness and elasticity, dullness and uneven texture. 2- C-Tango- Is an eye cream that brightens, firms and helps the fight against fine lines and wrinkles. It’s gentle enough for AM and PM.
DRUNK ELEPHANT-C-Firma Vitamin C Day Serum
Oh wow do I love this sunscreen! It’s a thick milky texture that soaks into the skin after a nice massage. It looks like it’ll have the worst white cast ever, but it soaks in and completely disappears! I feel like it should have a higher zinc content for coverage, but it’s still a good protection. I also think this needs to be in Canada. I am dreading when I run out because it feels the BEST on the skinFARMACY - Green Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Mineral Sunscreen
DRUNK ELEPHANT-D-Bronzi Anti-Pollution Sunshine Drops
𝐅𝐢𝐫𝐬𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐇𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐲 𝐕𝐚𝐥𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐞’𝐬 𝐃𝐚𝐲 𝐥𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐬❣️ I wanted to share some first impression thoughts on @fresh Limited Edition Black Tea Age-Delay Firming Serum for the #lunarnewyear that #freshbeautygiftedme ! 🖤 𝗪𝐫𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐞𝐝 𝐮𝐩 𝐢𝐧 𝐫𝐞𝐝 & 𝐠𝐨𝐥𝐝 not only is this packaging stunning but It contains more or less the same ingredients that I love so much in their 𝐁𝐥𝐚𝐜𝐤 𝐓𝐞𝐚 essence. Not to mention, some other incredible ingredients like honeysuckle leaf extract & firming peptides time keep your skin looking fresh & 𝐩𝐥𝐮𝐦𝐩! It’s only been a couple weeks since I’ve been using this serum... however, so far I can say my skin really absorbs it so well. On nights I don’t find myself getting enough sleep it really helps de puff my eyes & eye area which is a huge plus! 🖤 I can’t wait to keep using it and really let you guys know how well this gorgeous serum works more 𝐥𝐨𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐦!
fresh-Black Tea Age-Delay Firming Serum