I’m the dad in the friend group. A capricorn with dry skin. 27.
Glossier’s Dynamic Duo
I’m new to the make up world. I never really got into it because my mom never wore it and make up in general just seemed complicated to me and I’m lazy af. To be honest, Glossier caught my attention for the packaging and presentation alone. I love a nice aesthetic and Glossier did that. I was in Atlanta last weekend and Glossier just opened their pop up location in Midtown! I was super stoked because cool shit like that never happens where I’m from so it was perfect timing. When it comes to make up, I like my make up to look as natural as possible and not heavy. I’m never going for a full beat. I like looking like I just did my skincare routine and dipped out of the house. ✌🏾 I want to practice with cheaper make up before I go in on mama Fenty’s products. I currently just own the fenty brow pencil which is amazing btw. But Glossier is reasonably priced if you’re starting out like me. Glossier has awesome sets where you get a better deal buying certain products together which is what I did. I bought the Perfecting Skin Tint which is lightweight and sheer. I always forget I have it on until my dumbass rubs or scratches my face but it’s great. This duo also comes with the Stretch Concealer. It’s a cream concealer and I love it so far and it blends in perfect. I got both products in the shade G4. If you buy the duo it’s $36. Individually, your total ends up being around $44. The ingredients aren’t the cleanest but it gets the job done and it’s nice to practice with before buying more expensive make up. 8.5/10 still tell your friends :)
Glossier.-Perfecting Skin Tint
Farmacy’s gentle cleanser from the gods 👼
Officially my favorite cleanser 🚨 I am an absolute Farmacy stan and this is only the third product I’ve tried from them. If you have dry or sensitive skin or both then this cleanser is super beneficial! The cleanser has: Coconut sugar and amino acids which helps remove make up and oil in a gentle way. Hyaluronic acid provides deep moisture. The honey blend is great for moisture and antioxidants. The botanical blend (turmeric, aloe, calendula) just to name a few. These ingredients are great for redness, inflammation and soothing the skin. My skin is dry but not sensitive. I use this cleanser in the morning and at night because it’s super hydrating and my skin feels moisturized and not stripped even after it gets off the dirt, oil, or make up. It has a gel like consistency but it’s not thick. To me it smells like beeswax and it’s not at all perfumey. A little bit goes a long way, I only use one pump on my foreo mini and it cleans my whole face. It comes in two sizes, a 5 oz that’s $28 and a 3.4 oz for $22. I got mine from Sephora :) Cruelty free! 🐰 10/10 hell yes I recommend 🐝 ♥️
FARMACY-Clean Bee Ultra Gentle Facial Cleanser
Crème brûlée bāsd body wash!
Finding a good body wash can be just as complicated as finding good products for your face. Just like my face, the rest of me is equally dry. I’ve used so many products over the years from Dove to Dr. Bronners. Most of those products left my skin feeling tight, stripped, dry or all three. My best friend put me on to a brand called bāsd body care and I’m forever drooling over this creamy body wash. All my dry bitches raise your hands because this one is for us! 🙌🏾 This bāsd body wash is plant based and the first ingredient is aloe leaf juice. There's other good things in it like green tea and essential oils. Bāsd is also tested by a third party called 'think dirty' where they test for toxicity in body care and they scored a perfect 0. :) The body wash comes in three scents, crème brûlée, sandalwood, and mint. They also have lotions to match! This body wash leaves my skin feeling moisturized and I will be purchasing again! Vegan Cruelty free🐰 Plant based🌱 #bābāsd - indulgent crème brûlée body wash sd body care - Crème brûlée body wash[products]#[FiveStars] 10/10 tell a friend 😍
bāsd-indulgent crème brûlée body wash
Honey, I’m home! 🐝 Farmacy Hydration Mask
I love trying masks and this one is my absolute favorite! I got a sample and then my friend surprised me with the full size on my birthday!💕 This mask is thicc and warms up as you massage it on to your face. It starts off golden like honey and then turns white as you’re rubbing it into your skin. My skin is dry and this makes my skin feel supple and smooth. Sometimes I apply this mask before getting in the shower and rinsing it off after my shower. Sometimes I’ll apply the mask, do some house work or edit some photos before rinsing it off. It’s not a mask that feels tight or drying by any means. Sometimes I forget I have it on until I pass a mirror.😅 My skin feels moisturized as if I’ve done my skin routine for the day or night. The first time I did the mask, I kept touching my face because I seriously could not believe how soft and moisturized my skin felt. What’s in it??? Propolis and Royal Jelly B vitamins Glycerin Just to name a few things! The 4.1 size which is what I have is $56 The 1.7 size is $38 To me it’s definitely worth it and a little goes a long way! 10/10 tell a friend :D🐝
I have a crush on Billie 💕
I’ve used a ton of different razors in my life time but for me, Billie is THAT girl. Before shaving, I exfoliate my legs and underarms with a brown sugar scrub. I’ve never used a shaving cream in my life. My mom never let me use them growing up because of the chemicals in them. I’ve used aloe gel and coconut oil to shave my legs and it makes my legs and underarms feel soft, smooth, and moisturized... But with Billie, I don’t use either to shave with. So the Billie razor has five blades made of stainless steel and they’re encased with charcoal shave soap. I don’t have to press hard to get a close shave, the blades literally glide over my skin! Billie comes in five different colors and I went with the yellow cutie. Another cool thing about Billie is that you can do a subscription which is what I chose to do. In the subscription you get a razor, a magnetic holder that you can stick to your shower, and four replacement cartridges all for......$9 :D. It’s called “The starter kit”. After that, you can choose how often you want razors delivered to you and it’s only $9. My skin always feels so good after I shave, even after a quick shave when I’m rushing. 10/10 tell a friend 🥰
Empty! Youth to the People Adaptogen mist! 😌
I know we’re in 2020 but this product was definitely my favorite of 2019 and I need more this year. My skin is d-ry! The ingredients for this mist blew me away when I read through them such as hyuralonic acid, holy basil, aloe leaf juice, and lactic acid. *chef kiss* The star ingredients to me are ashwagandha, reishi, and rhodiola. (Side note: I take ashwagandha supplements for stress and anxiety) so Ashwagandha is amazing btw. The adaptogen mist is great for moisturizing the skin, calming the skin, and refreshing the skin. You can use this mist in your morning and night skincare routine. I use it in both of mine. The YTTP website suggests 3-6 sprays three times a day. I do 3-4 sprays in my morning routine and 3-4 sprays in my night routine. The way the mist feels on my skin after I wash my face is rejuvenating especially since my skin is dry. It’s very light and has no fragrance. I feel like a misted lil baby plant when I use it. I love it so much and I need a new bottle right now. I’m in tears as I type this. Vegan 🌱 Cruelty free 🐰 Recyclable packaging ♻️ 10/10 tell a friend :D
YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE-Adaptogen Soothe + Hydrate Activated Mist with Reishi + Ashwagandha
(ESW BEAUTY) RAW JUICE CLEANSE MASK SET
the esw beauty raw juice cleanse mask set is a set of sheet masks that are based on raw, organic juice. each mask targets a different concern (anti-ageing, moisturizing, soothing, etc) and is meant to be worn for 15-20 minutes before being patted into the skin. esw beauty gifted these to me a couple weeks ago and i looooove them! the juice cleanse thing is a cute idea, and all the masks are wonderful! i have one more left, and i can’t wait to use it. the pink dream mask is probably my favorite, very moisturizing and pleasant on the skin. i think the set is a good idea because no matter how your skin feels, there’s a mask for every need. $30 for 5 masks ($6 a mask) isn’t bad, and it’s a good way to try all of them! highly recommend these. 5/5 stars
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 EX
Though I can get down with a dramatic lip for some occasions, I'm not a huge lipstick girl especially when it comes to liquid lipsticks and lip glosses. Sometimes they seem to be uncomfortable to wear. Matte lip products can cause a stringy line of white film on my lips and lip glosses can feel sticky. If you feel my problems, this Fenty Beauty's lip products are for you! Unbutton Stunna Lip Paint I've found myself grabbing a certain type of shade recently and I'd describe it as a 'tawny peach nude.' This Unbutton shade is the one I've always wanted. It's not brown, nor is it a bright peach - more just a darker nude with soft, warm undertones. It packs a big punch in the department, but imparts a semi-matte finish on the lips. It has a smooth, very fluid consistency that was thin so it takes time to fully dried down. It was neither drying nor hydrating, but it feels flexible so I can just dot and smoosh it in with my finger to give a 'ted' effect on the lips. This is my favorite way to wear it. It does transfer a little bit, but the color hang around for a decent length of time if I'm not eating. And when it starts to wear off, it will do so evenly, and you won't have that awkward . Fenty Glow (Universal) Gloss Bomb Lip Luminizer I've been using this almost every day and I can say it's my favorite lip gloss ever! The texture is bizzare, very smooth and non-sticky. It makes it a great option for those who aren't mad on the idea of lip gloss because it really does feel really lightweight and comfortable on your lips. Expect delicious shimmers here and prepare yourself for a shiny plump lips! It's sheer with a hint of rose nude, so it's a good option to be worn alone or laye with whatever your lip products. The hydrating effect also last for hours on my lips.
FENTY BEAUTY-Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer
I’m missing my kravebeauty Matcha Cleanser! I sold mine to a friend and told myself I’d buy a new one but I haven’t yet due to opened products piling up. (Yaaas what's up, self-control?) This amazing cleanser has matcha, hemp seeds, almonds, vitamin B5 and a bunch of mild cleaning agents that all help in hydrating, and strengthening the skin-barrier and relieve the skin. I usually use this as my second cleanser ~ I really love the texture and scent! I don't know how to describe it but it smells sweet and uhm.. healthy? HAHA, a little help here guys. It felt weird at first because of the oats and jelly-like texture but I had gotten used to it and I really, really love it. It’s gentle and it leaves my skin clean, smooth and soft! I really enjoyed using this and I’m definitely repurchasing! I might also buy the Great Barrier Relief too.
Krave-Matcha Hemp Hydrating Cleanser
krave The Beet Shield is One of the best sunscreens I have ever used. The texture is so lovely!! It makes me want to actually apply it! Even the men in the family are happily using it everyday. It is also very easy to reapply, without being sticky, goopy or piling.
Krave-The Beet Shield