IG @thattzone Honest reviews *sometimes* with a splash of comedy Skinthusiast since the young age of 10 Freshly 30s skin that is normal/combo
Meh, I don’t know. Is it okay for me to just feel “meh” about a product? Ok so first of all, it’s your run of the mill Niacinamide serum. Almost every brand has one and there are just others that I prefer more. Niacinamide is great for balancing oil production and also a wonderful addition to any routine for people who are prone to breakouts. The addition of hydrating Hyaluronic acid and skin soothing calendula flower make this a great option for anyone looking to balance and tone their skin. There is nothing wrong with this serum, it’s just not my favorite amongst all of the niacinimide serums our there. It does it’s job with controlling oil and calming the skin but I just don’t know what it is about it that I don’t like...I can’t quite put my finger on why it’s not my fave. The texture is lightweight and slick like a lot of Niacinamide serums and it absorbs well and quickly. It comes in at a good price point of $15 for 1 oz. All in all, there is nothing particularly wrong with this serum. It just is not my favorite. Fourth Ray - REMEDY 10% NIACINAMIDE SERUM
Fourth Ray-REMEDY 10% NIACINAMIDE SERUM
K-Beauty? More like OKURRRR Beauty
Peach & Lily is an amazing K-Beauty brand and I have no idea what has taken me so long to try these amazing products! These are two fresh tubs of my favorite products from the line which makes for beautiful photographs and texture shots. These two mask are the only things I’ve tried from Peach & Lily but I’m itching to dive into more after these! These are both facial masks that are targeted toward anyone who needs a boost of radiance and some pores to unclog! I know we can all benefit from unclogging pores. Super Reboot Resurfacing Mask is a blue jelly texture that refines, brightens, softens, and adds so much glow to the skin! There is a slight tingle upon initial application but that dissipates quickly and you are left with smooth and beautiful skin. It combines AHA + BHA + Blue Agave to refine and moisturize. It also has Hyaluronic acid, chamomile, and centella asiatica to hydrate and soothe. The texture is slick and jelly like but dries down to a light fixture that rinses away with ease. Pore Proof Perfecting Clay Mask is a very thick and creamy clay base that claims to unclog and purify this junky/funky pores and it does just that without drying to an uncomfortable crackly tight mess. I actually love double masking with Super Reboot and Pore Proof because my pores are super clean and my skin absolutely glows afterwards. Pore proof combines several clays along with calamine, strawberry, wild cherry, and licorice to brighten and unclog. The texture is a thick icing/clay feel but it doesn’t dry down to a completely tight or uncomfortable feeling. It rinses away super easily! Overall these are two winners and I will always repurchase. I can’t wait to try more from the Peach & Lily line! PEACH & LILY - Super Reboot Resurfacing Mask PEACH & LILY - Pore Proof Perfecting Clay Mask
PEACH & LILY-Pore Proof Perfecting Clay Mask
Pucker up and Prep That Pout
I don’t have a lot of lip scrub products because when I find one I like I usually stick with it. This is a winner; it does exactly what I need it to do without a whole lot of extra fluff. Fresh minty smell and flavor, perfect grit for exfoliating, and leaves a soft fresh feeling on the lips. Meant to buff away dead skin with raw sugar suspended in maracuja oil and Shea butter and it does just that! Sometimes the scrubs can feel too aggressive and leave your lips craving more hydration than before you started. This scrub leaves your lips soft and plump and ready for either lipstick application or just to go about your day. The texture is what you’d expect from a lip scrub, gritty. However, it is THICK but in a great way. It stays put without melting down your face and leaving your chin dripping with oil. I would definitely repurchase as this little tub lasts forever and is only $16. tarte - Pout Prep Lip Exfoliant
tarte-Pout Prep Lip Exfoliant
🚨Warning, unpopular opinion ahead🚨
I’d rather get coal than this Jolly Rancher scented nonsense AKA Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Pink Juice Moisturizer. This moisturizer is said to brighten and bring that glow we are all longing for to the skin with watermelon extract, Hyaluronic acid, and antioxidants. It’s also supposed to help with fine lines, redness, and reduction of dark spots. Nope 👎🏼 in my humble opinion it does none of these things. To me, it is a glorified serum that makes your face smell nice. I gave it one star for the scent because it is really nice. There are way better lightweight moisturizers out there that actually perform well and hydrate the skin way more effectively than this and for $39 for 2oz you can do better. The texture is lightweight and does absorb quickly. However, it absorbs so quickly it feels like it’s not doing much. No results=not worth it’s for me I would not repurchase and I do not understand the hype 🤷🏻♀️👎🏼 GLOW RECIPE - Watermelon Pink Juice Oil-Free Moisturizer
GLOW RECIPE-Watermelon Pink Juice Oil-Free Moisturizer
Sea Kelp Soothing Serum
This serum does it all. I cannot stop raving about it. I have already used up an entire bottle and I’m on bottle number 2! While it states that it is a skin barrier repairing and pollution fighting serum, I also find it does more than that. The natural green hue that comes from the sea kelp and malachite minerals offers redness relief so quickly you can watch it happen before your eyes. I have tried this serum in so many different ways; mixed with other serums, layered before the rest of my routine, after my routine, and even just in the middle of the day when I need some cooling relief. It is a light weight serum with a medium consistency that absorbs like a dream and mixes well with both serums and moisturizers. This serum is truly wonderful and at an amazing price point just under 10 dollars! It is limited edition but I certainly hope that The Inkey List decides to keep it as part of their permanent line. I would recommend this to anyone who uses actives to soothe and build up their barrier. But I would also recommend it to anyone as it is an affordable serum to incorporate into your AM and PM routines THE inkey LIST - Sea Kelp Serum
THE inkey LIST-Sea Kelp Serum
BHA BYE Blackheads
🚨HOLY GRAIL ALERT🚨 Is there anyone out there that doesn’t love this product? Name one, I’ll wait. But seriously, this miracle liquid claims to unclog and shrink enlarged pores, as well as smooth and even skin tone. It uses 2% BHA as well as soothing Green Tea and to form a lightweight liquid that does exactly what it is advertised to do. At first I found the liquid to feel a tad greasy but I’ve grown to love the feeling and I just make sure to give it ample time to absorb before moving on with the rest of my routine. This has been gentle enough for me to use twice a day everyday and I have noticed a major improvement on those ever stubborn nose blackheads. Not to mention an overall improvement on how bright and even my skin looks. Not only would I recommend this to everyone I would say that everyone needs this in their routine. Doesn’t matter if you are oily or dry, aging or acneic, old or young. This is something you need in your routine. The price is right, the texture is wonderful, and the results are even better. PAULA'S CHOICE - SKIN PERFECTING 2% BHA LIQUID EXFOLIANT
PAULA'S CHOICE-SKIN PERFECTING 2% BHA LIQUID EXFOLIANT
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Post according to the following topics for the week of Jan 18-24 to get extra entries for the week's $150 Cherie box raffle 🥳 🔸 Product empties! What beauty product will you repurchase in 2020? 🔸 Any product from Urban Skin Rx, e.l.f., Kiehl's, Boscia, Saturday Skin Happy posting!! 🤩
Innisfree Blue Volcanic Clay Mask 💙
I received this lovely little product as a Christmas present for one of my best friends this year! The texture is incredible. It’s smooth and applies evenly all over. I prefer to leave it in my skincare fridge to give it a nice cooling effect when applying. It dries quickly and works really well! I’m never a huge fan of clay masks but I understand they’re necessary for a well rounded skin care routine and this is a great one to have in the line up!
innisfree-Jeju Volcanic Colour Clay Mask
Summer Friday’s - Jetlag Mask
My absolute favourite product of 2019. This product is labelled as a mask but don’t let it deceive you. This product is so versatile and whatever you’re using it as it does it well. You CAN use this as a mask, and wash off after 15 minutes OR you can leave it on forever and ever like a moisturizer and then sit back and have your skin thank you. It’s so hydrating and gentle and I always reach for it when my skin needs that extra little bit of hydrating tlc. I’ve heard some people make some complaints about the subtle mint smell to it but I have never noticed any fragrance at all. It’s truly my holy grail and I recommend everyone have this in their skincare collection!
SUMMER FRIDAYS-Jet Lag Mask
ESW Beauty - Raw Juice Cleanse Masks
These masks have changed my life since being gifted them by this generous brand! First of all, I’m a sucker for good marketing and good packages. ESW killed it with these super cute pressed juice bottle packages, tying into their raw “juice” ingredients. And then there’s the scents. The mixed ingredients in these sold me before I even had the products in hand. Coconut, vanilla, strawberry and almond milk? I mean come on. I want that on my face and I want to mimic it in a smoothie. Maybe I will next time. I’ve used a few of these so far and I’m sad they’re almost gone to be honest. I would 100% repurchase these on my own volition. Can’t wait for this brand to grow!
ESW BEAUTY-Raw Juice Cleanse Mask Set
No BS - Day + Night Cream
This product is just okay. I had seen the brand around the Instagram world and was intrigued when it was included in the fabfitfun add on sale. I picked it up and thought I’d try it out as the brand has good values which is enough to have me try it. No BS is cruelty free and tries to be very transparent with their ingredient lists. I loved that this had HA in it and could be used as a day moisturizer or a night cream. Unfortunately it’s fallen a little short. It’s not bad, don’t get me wrong. It’s just not fantastic. I don’t think I’d purchase this again especially at full price. The texture is thick and almost jelly-like. There’s a subtle scent that I can’t describe. Maybe it’s the little cow on the packaging but I just imagine the product resembling a cottage cheese and it throws me off lol!
no b.s.-Day + Night Hyaluronic Cream
DryBar - Detox Dry Shampoo for Brunettes
I really really didn’t like this product unfortunately. I was in need of a good dry shampoo after running out of a mini amika perk up (a staple but was looking to explore). I got this one because I thought it was neat that it was tailored to my hair colour. Mostly I find some dry shampoos leave my hair with white, baby powder-looking patches that I need to tease out before I start my day. That’s fine, not a big deal, but I thought If I could find a good dry shampoo that I didn’t have that problem with, I’d be set. I don’t know what I was thinking really, but I wasn’t expecting this product to literally be a brown spray paint. It stained my fingers as I tried to brush it through and left my scalp with patches of brown from the colouring. Essentially if you don’t get every spot of your scalp with this, you can tell. It also has an awful awful smell which I can’t place but left me feeling gross all day. I will note that I am very sensitive to scents though. I feel like this product might be better for women trying to cover greys and who don’t mind a strong scent. Just wasn’t for me!
drybar-Detox Brunettes Dry Shampoo