this one goes out to all my sensitive babes 💕 Curly Girl with pride ✊ 👩🏻🦱 beach hair, definitely care ✨🌈 DRINK MORE WATER!
the BEST drugstore sunscreen! ☀️✨
Hey y’all, long time no post but I’m back now to share with you what may be my favorite product in my morning routine, and that is the VERSED - Guards Up Daily Mineral Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 35 !! I actually have quite the versed collection and I’ll do a brand review very soon, but this has to be my favorite product from them so I wanted to highlight it! DISCLAIMER: This is just my personal experience with these products. If you used this product and loved it, I’m glad! If you used it and hated it, I hope you found something that works for you! But if you haven’t and are still looking, I hope this post can help you make an informed decision. MY SKIN: Dry, very slightly acne-prone and super sensitive PRODUCT CLAIMS: Mineral SPF 35 protects from UVA, UVB and blue light rays while moringa seed and fennel extract provide lightweight, oil-free moisture with a natural finish. It also claims to have no white cast! This is the holy grail of sunscreen. It feels SO nice going on. It doesn’t feel nonexistent, but it feels really nice, not greasy at all and hydrating. And it’s definitely true about the natural finish! It really give my skin a non-greasy, dewy glow! My favorite part is that it’s tinted caramel, so it really does leave no white cast! I can’t speak for darker skin tones, but I definitely think this one would be worth trying. I will say, for drugstore sunscreen though, this is the most expensive I’ve ever seen at 21.99 but it’s honestly well worth it if you’re looking for a high-quality sunscreen. 5/5 ⭐️
VERSED-Guards Up Daily Mineral Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 35
That Red Lip Classic Thing that You Like 💄
Forgive my T Swift quoting but I was watching her concert special on Netflix last night and I was inspired to do a red lip look! I don’t do lipstick very much at all recently since I’m always in a mask, and I really miss it sometimes. tarte - Sea Color Splash Lipstick in open bar is no longer available from sephora but you can still purchase it from the tarte website! I received this shade in my tarte custom kit a while ago and this is the first time I even put it on! The shade is advertised as a strawberry shimmer, but I would say it’s a nice reddish-pink with a gorgeous sparkle to it. It’s a very hydrating and creamy shade, it doesn’t dry down at all, so I wouldn’t expect a lot of wear from it, but the sparkle is amazing! The packaging is just gorgeous too, a beautiful gold and marble blue tube really compliments the glistening red shade. This is a really pretty take on a red lipstick! And of course, bonus points for being vegan and cruelty-free! Other makeup in this look: tarte - Sugar Rush Sparkler Shadow Stick in rose gold NARS - Radiant Creamy Concealer in créme bruleè FENTY BEAUTY - Flyliner Longwear Liquid Eyeliner URBAN DECAY - Perversion Mascara
FENTY BEAUTY-Flyliner Longwear Liquid Eyeliner
I thought I would do another product lay, this time in blue! Reviews are forthcoming for a lot of these products, so be sure to follow to see more reviews! FIRST AID BEAUTY - Ultra Repair Cream Is a soothing and deeply moisturizing cream that contains colloidal oatmeal, ceramides, allantoin, and licorice root extract to soothe irritated skin and repair damaged moisture barriers. I really like this cream! For being a deeply hydrating cream, it is super lightweight! It’s got almost a fluffy consistency. I definitely don’t use it as a regular moisturizer, but if I’ve over exfoliated or have a bad reaction to a product, this is the very first thing I reach for. I will say that all of the ingredients it boasts as its key players are really low on the ingredient list, which is a pet peeve of mine, but it’s still a solid cream and important to have in your arsenal, especially if you have dry, sensitive skin! FIRST AID BEAUTY - Ultra Repair Hydrating Serum is the next level up from the cream, in my opinion. In addition to colloidal oatmeal, it has a peptide complex, collagen, hyaluronic acid and soothing plant extracts to deeply hydrate and soften skin. My experience with this serum has been great so far! It does exactly what it promises as far as hydration goes. It’s much more of a gel consistency than water which i like in a hydrating serum. It dries pretty sticky but if you give it a minute or two it’ll soften up and after you layer on moisturizer over it, that feeling is totally gone. A little goes a long way! I can’t speak to it’s smoothing effects since I haven’t been using it that long but I’d say it’s a good solid hydrating serum and a relatively normal price point. I DEW CARE - Cake My Day Hydrating Sprinkle Wash-Off Mask Is a hydrating mask with squalane, hyaluronic acid and glacier water to provide instant hydration. When I opened this mask I wanted to eat it, it smells so yummy 🤤 It really does smell like a cake y’all, it’s delicious. It also has these little “hydration beads” that are like sprinkles that I think are cocoa butter? The ingredient list on this mask, however, is unique to say the least. The fourth ingredient up is kaolin, a great clay that has great oil-absorbing properties, which is surprising in a hydrating mask. But, all of its “key ingredients” or the ones it claims on it’s packaging are more than halfway down the list, with sodium hyaluronate as the second to last ingredient. It goes on smoothly enough and feels heavy like I like in a hydrating mask, and interestingly enough it has a cooling sensation as you rinse, I’m not really sure why. But overall this mask just really didn’t do much for me, and it may have actually made me drier due to the kaolin clay. I’d say this would be a great hydrating mask for oily skin! But with my dry skin it was “meh.” It’s not awful and the packaging is adorable but I definitely won’t repurchase.
I DEW CARE-Cake My Day Hydrating Sprinkle Wash-Off Mask
Zoom Meeting Look!
As one of the only women in a lot of my workplace meetings, I always want to make sure I look very presentable and professional (from the waist up 🤣) in addition to having my materials prepared. It’s just something that helps me feel like I’m 100% on my game! This is a similar look I would do for if and when work is ever normal and I had an important meeting as well. Your appearance is the way you present yourself to the world, and doing my makeup nicely is the way I like to be presented, though it is by no means necessary to be a professional woman! Makeup is just my way to be creative with my appearance. It’s fun! tarte - Amazonian Clay BB Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 20 NARS - Radiant Creamy Concealer tarte - Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush BECCA - Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter Too Faced - White Peach Eye Shadow Palette SEPHORA COLLECTION - Retractable Waterproof Eyeliner NARS - Climax Mascara SEPHORA COLLECTION - Cream Lip Stain Liquid Lipstick tarte - Sea H2O Lip Gloss
tarte-Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush
soft and sun kissed ☀️👄
More quarantine boredom looks in the only color that looks good on me: pink! There’s nothing really special about this look other than that I actually did a full face since this wasn’t for going out (not getting lip gloss all stuck to the inside of my mask 😷) I was able to capture this in the sunset light to make it extra super glowy in the pics! No filter needed, just portrait mode 📸 THE LOOK: tarte - Amazonian Clay BB Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 20 in light NARS - Radiant Creamy Concealer in cremé bruleè Glossier. - Cloud Paint Seamless Cheek Color in dusk SEPHORA COLLECTION - Golden Hour Luminous Bronzer BECCA - Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter in moonstone tarte - Tarteist PRO Amazonian Clay Palette in classic and chic Glossier. - Lidstar Glistening Eye Glow in rose gold COLOURPOP - Yes, Please! in bling SEPHORA COLLECTION - Retractable Waterproof Eyeliner in brown NARS - Climax Mascara laura mercier - Lip Glacé Lip Gloss in blush tarte - Double Duty Beauty Busy Gal Gloss in boss
tarte-Amazonian Clay BB Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 20
THE YOUTH MINIS: Full Review! (Part 2)
I already reviewed two products from the YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - The Youth Minis Kit plus the brand, please check it out if you want! Here’s the rest of my thoughts that couldn’t fit on the first post. DISCLAIMER: This is just my personal experience with the products and I by no means speak for everyone’s experience. Maybe you love these products, and if they work for you, that’s amazing! If they don’t, I hope you find something that does! But if you haven’t and are looking into any of these products, I hope I can help you make an informed decision. Thanks! YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Superfood Air-Whip Moisture Cream Contains kale and spinach extract plus hyaluronic acid and green tea to lightly moisturize and balance. This moisturizer has a lot of the same ingredients as their cleanser as far as extracts and vitamins go, and a similar fragrance. It is a really nice daytime moisturizer or moisturizer for oily skin, it feels amazing and it absorbs super quickly. I won’t be repurchasing it since I have a lot of other similar lightweight moisturizers I need to get through, but I’ll definitely use this till the last drop. It’s a really solid moisturizer! YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Superfood Antioxidant Cleanser Contains kale, spinach, green tea, and vitamins C, E, and K to deeply clean without stripping. I have already reviewed this product in my cleansers post, but I think it’s okay to re-emphasize how much I love this cleanser! My skin always looks so nice and clean and refreshed without having that stripped “squeaky-clean” feeling. I have actually already gone ahead and repurchased this cleanser, which is the only reason why I haven’t used up this entire bottle yet. I love it! I’ve finally found the one. YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Superberry Hydrate + Glow Oil Is a face oil with a boatload of plant extract oils: maqui, acai, prickly pear, goji berry, sunflower, jojoba, moringa and squalane oils illuminate and hydrate skin without clogging pores and weighing it down. I actually really like this oil but I use it very sparingly, as you can see. I’ve never been a huge oil fan, but if my skin is extra parched, i rub a drop into my hands and then lightly pat onto my skin, or if I want an extra glow in the morning, I’ll tap a teeny bit onto the high parts of my face. I’m not sure if I’ll purchase a full size of this but given how little I use it I have a long time to decide! A little definitely goes a long way so I’m sure if I purchased the full size it would last me at least a year. Overall I think this kit was a great purchase, since I actually found not one but TWO products I’d call holy grails in my new routine! If there’s one brand that’s worth the hype that you’re looking into, this is certainly the one: with their mission on sustainability and inclusiveness, it’s a great brand to support with great products! I’d purchase one of their mini kits soon before they sell out!
YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE-Superberry Hydrate + Glow Oil
Stop waiting your cleanser! 🛑 ✋
Most people I know don’t really know how to properly use a cleanser. While right now everyone is obsessed with the CeraVe - Hydrating Cream-To-Foam Cleanser which is an affordable option, some people spend $$$ on their cleansers and they’re basically throwing their money away. Here’s what people do wrong: They buy the wrong cleansers for their skin type Don’t massage the cleanser for at least 30-60 seconds Don’t leave their cleansers on enough time for them to act Here are my tips for getting the most out of your cleanser: Invest in cleansers with active ingredients Massage your cleanser for at least one minute Wait 3-5 minutes before you rinse your cleanser with lukewarm water Have you been using your cleansers the right way? Let’s discuss in the comments. 👇👇
CeraVe-Hydrating Cream-To-Foam Cleanser
Secrets to Increase Hair Density
When it comes to achieving healthy, shiny hair, there are plenty of different metrics you can look at to judge the health of your hair, such as its texture, the number of strands you have, and how processed it is. Another lesser-used metric to determine the health of your hair is by testing your hair density.
Clearing face mask
This face mask has quickly become one of my favorites. I really enjoy the ingredients like spirulina, micro algae, kale, spinach, and green tea. It also contains cross linked hyaluronic acid which is awesome because it works effectively to plump, hydrate, and lock in moisture. It has a thin texture that glides easily onto the skin and it hardens as it dries. I love that this mask cleanses the skin while also feeding it with nutrients. I notice that my skin is more clear, it’s brighter and it always feels smooth and nourished after use. I love using it 2 times a week to reset the skin. I’d highly recommend this mask to any skin type because it’s great for dehydrated skin and to help calm the skin if it’s irritated from too many treatments.
YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE-Superfood Skin Reset Antioxidant Mask
💖 6 Ways: You’re MORE ATTRACTIVE than you might think
Do you really know how to put on your makeup? Seriously, most girls are just having fun with their cosmetic stuff, and I used to be one of them lol. Having learned a lot from both Youtube tutorials and makeup magazines, I realize that there're some mistakes that over 90% of beginners will make. Check out the list below: Use a dry beauty blender Use a dry beauty blender that can make it hard to blend your foundation and sinks in all your cosmetic products, which is not cost-worthy lol. A better and money-saving way to do that is to use a wet one while applying. By doing so, you can create a flawless base makeup effortlessly. Do your makeup in a bathroom I bet most of you like to do your makeup in your bathroom with your favorite songs on, right? However, the artificial light in the bathroom is often not satisfying and can make your makeup go sideways, especially when it comes to applying your highlighters or blushes. Therefore, it's suggested to do your makeup by the window side with the natural light. Rub your foundation & concealer Hey, don't be so rude to your face lady! Instead of rubbing the foundation or concealer, you need to tap them gently into your face. As for applying your foundation, start with the middle of your cheek, then go in circles. Also, don't forget to go a little bit lower on your neck and your ears for a natural-looking finish. For concealers, you'd also stick to the gentle tabbing and apply less every time. Apply thick layers of color correctors I know lots of YouTubers are obsessed with wearing lots of color correctors in their makeup tutorials, and I guess it's mainly for fun, but the fact is that not everyone needs the color correctors unless you have serious discoloration! The basic rule for base makeup is "LESS IS MORE"! Applying unneeded or too thick layers of color correctors will only make it harder to apply foundation, which just makes things tricky! Moreover, apply your color correctors with brushes instead of fingers because these correctors are often very pigmented and you don't want to get too much of them on your fingertips at one time. Draw lines on the entire brow No kidding! Tracing heavy lines on your entire brow shape usually ends up with unnatural and cartoon-ish brows. The quick fixing way is to draw a harsh stroke, blend with your finger, use an eyebrow brush, and use small strokes on the bottom of your brow and brush upwards. The soft strokes can create a fuller look without going overboard, and a brush makes it easier to blend. Apply lipstick to naked lips Okay, I know how tempting it is to do a few swipes after a meal or your coffee break, but that's a big mistake if you want your lipstick color last long and evenly without smearing drying out your lips. Only prep your lips with a lip primer, a lip plumper or even a lightweight face moisturizer will make a huge difference! By adding a little bit of moisture, your lipstick is more likely to stay longer and maintain a smooth, plump and even finish. I've learned a lot from Ali Andreea, the makeup influencer on Youtube, and I highly recommend anyone who wants to learn more about makeup to subscribe to her channel! What are your makeup tips? Eager to see your fantastic ideas! Love you lots xxx!
☀️10 Sunkissed Makeup Looks to Give You a Glow No Matter the Season!
The best thing about sunkissed makeup looks is they allow you to go a little light on the makeup and let your natural beauty shine through. Sunkissed makeup looks are great for hot summer days, ladies with freckles, and anyone who likes to keep it light. Here are our picks for your inspiration:
+Go to Palette+
If I recall the first palette I’ve purchased was ANASTASIA Beverly Hills - Soft Glam Eyeshadow Palette . This is my favorite go to palette because I can use it for day and night. This is my second purchase of this palette. My daily makeup consists of neutral soft colors and I really like that you can build color up. I also love the shimmers their are soft but they give a nice glamours look. Delivering amazing color build up and high pigmented. If you are someone that is new to makeup or loves neutral colors this will be a great palette to have. $42
ANASTASIA Beverly Hills-Soft Glam Eyeshadow Palette