I’d rather get coal than...
TONYMOLY’s Strawberry Nose Pack. 😞 I don’t like writing negative reviews, but in this case it has to be done. I am such a big fan of TONYMOLY but this product just didn’t do it for me. Here are the product’s claims: “TONYMOLYs Strawberry Nose Pack includes 3 patches for 1 treatment. This 3 step blackhead removing strip sloughs out deeply blocked follicles, leaving pores clean and smooth. Perfect for maintaining blackhead-free skin at home in between facials.” I love a good blackhead clean out as much as the next person, but this one is not worth it to me. I got this product in a set of three, but I could only use two. I am a person who gets a lot of blackheads on my nose. So, I’m constantly looking for ways to remedy this. When I got this product, I thought it would be great, but there are too many steps for no results at all. This is a three step process mask experience. I do not like this product and here is why...First of all, I did not have time for this. Second, I did not see any removal of blackheads happening. Third, it irritated my skin. This is the trifecta that gets me to dislike a product. The texture/consistency of the steps is very watery or sticky depending on which step you are on. I felt like the first step absorbed completely into my skin (watery) and the other two were meant to irritate the nose area (sticky and tippy). I didn’t notice the irritation as bad as the first go around, so I tried the entire mask a few days after again to give it the benefit of the doubt, but it just got worse. I do not recommend this mask to you because the process is too lengthy and I ended up with no results and irritated skin. I do not think the mask is worth it’s $3.50 price tag at Ulta. Overall, I give this product a 1 star rating. I would recommend that you try out the TONYMOLY sheet masks. Those are a totally positive different story. TONYMOLY - Strawberry Nose Pack
TONYMOLY-Strawberry Nose Pack
“I don’t want no scrub” ...except a lip scrub
I love lip scrubs! I think that they are so important to the health of your lips. One that I have used for the longest time has been the e.l.f. Lip Exfoliator in Rose. Here are a few claims to the product: “Gently exfoliate lips to remove dry, chapped skin with the e.l.f. Cosmetics Lip Exfoliator! A sweet sugar and smoothing sensation, infused with Vitamin E, Shea butter, avocado, grape and jojoba oils to nourish and protect. This Lip Exfoliator treats and smoothes lips for a conditioned and revitalized feel. Cruelty free and vegan” I used to have the worst chapped lips. They would crack and really hurt during the winter months. So, when I started researching ways to remedy this I found that using a lip scrub could help prevent chap lips, I went to the store and found this one. E.l.f. Is such an outstanding company because of their morals and values. They have many wonderful products for an affordable price. This lip scrub is awesome! I really like that this scrub is in lipstick form and that there is really no mess when using it. The exfoliator is very gentle but gets the job done. I have used about every scent and the rose is nice, but I really like the mint version. The texture/consistency leans towards the waxey-moisturizing side, which I don’t mind. I would recommend this product to you because it is affordable and gets the job done in a pleasant way. I think that these products are definitely worth the price. These lip scrubs retail for $3.00. They can be found at Walmart, Ulta, and Target. Overall, this product has my stamp of approval and a 5/5 star rating from me ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️e.l.f. - Lip Exfoliator
K-beauty for the win!
I love Korean Beauty Products. One that I have been trying out is The Creme Shop Quenching Hydration Ampoule Serum. Here are a few claims about the product: “Amplify your skin with our Quenching Hydration Ampoule Serum. Hyaluronic acid alleviates dry skin, leaving you plump and replenished. Spirulina is rich in vitamin E, antioxidants, and chlorophyll to naturally cleanse your skin while maintaining moisture.” I wanted to try this product because I saw that it has Hyaluronic acid in it, which helps my dry-ish skin. It is a hydrating serum that is perfect for all skin types. I have only been using this product for about two weeks and I like the way that it makes my skin feel hydrated and soothed. I use this product after toning my skin. The texture/consistency of this product is thick and it absorbs quickly into the skin. It has a very pleasant scent that reminds me of green tea. I like this product because it is gentle on my sensitive skin. I would recommend this to you if you are looking for a Korean Beauty skincare product because it is gentle and effective. This was very affordable at Tjmaxx for $4.00. It is definitely worth the price! This product can also be found at CVS and on The Creme Shop’s website for $12.00. Overall this product is great and has a 5/5 star rating from me. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️#The Creme’ Shop - Quenching Hydration Ampoule Serum - Crèmecoction Spirulina + Hyaluronic Acid[products]#[FiveStars]
the CRÈME shop-Quenching Hydration Ampoule Serum Crèmecoction Spirulina + Hyaluronic Acid
Dr. Jart + Sheet Masks = ❤️
I love sheet masks so so so so so so so so SO much. Using a sheet mask is a part of my ultimate self-care routine. I love how soothing and relaxing they are. One that I have used recently is the Dr. Jart Water Replenishment Cotton Sheet Mask. Here is a little background on the product: “This mask is good for normal, oily, combination, dry, and sensitive skin. It is an ultra-hydrating face mask that moisturizes dry, dehydrated skin. The mask is a solution for dryness, redness, fine lines, and wrinkles. This mask contains allantoin, marine collagen, chamomile flower water, and witch hazel to provide the skin continuous moisture. The sheet features an immediate cooling sensation, leaving skin clean, hydrated, and completely refreshed. What it is formulated WITHOUT: - Parabens - Sulfates - Phthalates What else you need to know: This product is free from 10 harmful ingredients such as artificial fragrance or color, denatured alcohol, triethanolamine, sulfate-based surfactants, triclosan, mineral oil, propylene glycol, and DEA, which causes skin irritation. This product is an Allure Best of Beauty award winner.” My experience with this product has been very positive. I am always on the lookout to try new sheet masks, and when I saw this specific one, I liked that it was targeted towards my skin type and my skin concerns. I have only used this product once. I like that it was gentle on my sensitive skin and it left my skin looking hydrated and literally GLOWING. The texture of the serum on the sheet mask is very interesting. I like that it is almost gel-like. The scent is very subtle and clean, as well. I would highly recommend that you try this product out because I had fantastic results after the very first use. Currently, this product is on sale for $5.50 on Sephora’s website, but I found mine at Tj Maxx for $3.49. I think that the product is worth the price because of the beautiful results that it gives almost instantly. Overall, this product has my stamp of approval and a 5/5 star rating from me!Dr. Jart+ - Water Replenishment Cotton Sheet Mask
Dr. Jart+-Water Replenishment Cotton Sheet Mask
Blackhead removal treatments
I love the IDEA of blackhead removing treatments. I have recently been testing out the Biore’ Ultra Deep Cleansing Pore Strips. Here is a little background on the product before I give my thoughts: “Unlike other wannabe ‘pore strips’, ONLY Bioré Deep Cleansing Pore Strips use patented C-bond technology to bind to blackheads and impurities NOT to skin. These strips work like a magnet to safely and effectively remove dirt, oil, and even stubborn blackheads. Bioré Deep Cleansing Pore Strips are the trusted, dermatologist-tested way to remove blackheads and purify pores. • Dermatologist Tested • Hypoallergenic • Oil-Free • Vegan • Cruelty Free” I have a lot of blackheads on my nose due to having large pores there. So, I’ve been looking for some way to remedy this. I have always heard about how great pore strips are but had never tried them for myself. This week, I have been testing the Biore’ Ultra Deep Cleansing Pore Strips. From my experience, I would give the pore strips a 3/5. They are okay, but not perfect. Let me explain. The application is simple, the design is simple, but the product does not remove all of the blackheads that it covers. It does extract a lot, but there are many left behind. I like that this product is simple to use. I don’t like that this product half-way works. The texture of the product is like tape. You basically apply it to your nose and rip it off like a band-aid. I wouldn’t highly recommend this to you because it is not completely effective. For the price, it might not hurt to try it if you do not have a lot of blackheads but still have some. For 6 pore strips the price is anywhere from $6-$9 depending on where you buy it. You can find this product at Walmart, Amazon, CVS, and Walgreens. I think the product is worth the price. Overall, I’m neutral about this product. I give it a 3/5 star rating. Bioré - Deep Cleansing Pore Strips
Bioré-Deep Cleansing Pore Strips
No redness here
I’ve been obsessed with finding products that boost glowy skin while calming my redness. All of the skincare products that I have been purchasing have been targeted to do this. One that I have recently tried is the Aveeno Oat Facial Mask with Pomegranate Seed Extract. The antioxidants from Pomegranate help combat inflammation from acne breakouts, which is where most of my redness derives from. I opted for the smaller single-use mask. I typically do this so that if the product doesn’t work out for me the first time or if I have sensitivity/irritation to it, I won’t feel like I’ve wasted money. With that being said, this review is of a one-time experience. Here are some details of the product’s claims: “From a dermatologist-recommended brand, this full-face rinse-off mask is formulated with nourishing prebiotic oat, pomegranate seed extract, and kiwi water to boost glow and deeply hydrate skin, even dry skin. Both allergy-tested and non-comedogenic, this gentle oat facial mask has a rich, velvety texture and is phthalates- free and paraben-free. To use, simply apply the nourishing oat mask to clean, damp skin while avoid the eye area, leave on your face for five to ten minutes, and rinse. The facial mask can be used two to three times per week to boost glow and hydrate. This oat and pomegranate infused formula abides by the Aveeno Wellness Promise and is paraben-free, phthalate-free, allergy- tested, non-comedogenic, and gentle on your skin.” I have only used this product once. So, I cannot vouch for the longevity of the product, however, I can vouch for the first impressions of the durability and productivity of it. The texture/consistency of this product is pink and thick. It smells very clean with a light pomegranate scent. The mask does not dry down within the given recommended time of 5-10 min. I typically leave my masks on for longer than the directed time anyways. So, I kept mine on for about 30 min. I like this mask because it doesn’t irritate my sensitive skin. It smells nice and does leave my skin glowing after one use. I would highly recommend that you check this product out because after a single use my skin had a soft, beautiful glow to it. I think that the product is worth the price. It comes in many different sizes from single use to a 1.7 oz size. It is a bit more expensive than I’m used to for a drugstore brand. For the 1.7 oz size, it will run you about $10-$15 depending on where you buy it from. It is available at Walmart, CVS, Ulta, and Target. Overall this product has a 5/5 star rating from me.Aveeno - Glow Oat Mask With Pomegranate Seed Extract
Aveeno-Glow Oat Mask With Pomegranate Seed Extract
Beautiful blush duos
Here are two of the COVER FX - Monochromatic Blush Duo . If you’ve tried these please share your experience! 😊 These are a hot item so I snagged these shades while I could. Originally I purchased the cool, dark pink shades- Mojave Mauve. These are super super pigmented so that duo was too dark for me. There are six shades- here are the two lightest: 🍑 Soft Peach (top) & 🌸 Pink Dahlia (bottom) . See the swatches (no filter of course)!! . Even though these shades are lighter than Mojave Mauve the matte color is still VERY pigmented (maybe since they are talc free?) so a light hand and a lot of blending is needed. The shimmers are meant to be a blush “topper”, but I love using them alone for a sheer wash of color and prefer them to the matte shades! These are, for me, an ok purchase, but not a must have because I have a bit of trouble with the matte side. Those of you with better blending skills will love them! These retail for $38 which is a good value since they are BIG and you get two shades. I rate them 4/5, they lose a star for the matte blush being a bit too pigmented and harder to blend out.
COVER FX-Monochromatic Blush Duo
Elf Jelly Pop Flush Blush Recommended for folx who enjoy simplicity and a sheen of color rather than full on pigmentation. Unfortunately do not find these produce to be sensitive skin friendly dye to the Red Dye and a few other key ingrediesnts that give it, its jelly/bouncy like texture. In the end, despite being a huge stan initially and purchasing the entirety of the Elf Jelly Pop lone I am underwhelmed by everything 😔
e.l.f.-Jelly Pop Flush Blush
Laneige Mask 🌿Even if the Cica name suggests that this mask is about Centella, this mask is based on Forest Yeast. According to Laneige & Amore Pacific (Laneige's mother company), Forest Yeast is better than Madecassoside. 🌿The main task of this mask is to make your skin barrier stronger. The formula is rich, quite heavy and you can use up to 3 layers of the mask depends on your skin condition. I used a single layer and the results are really good. I feel like this mask will be ideal for winter, usually winter = dehydration for my skin (even if lately my skin gets dehydrated quite easily). 🌿The formula is completely different from cult Laneige Water Sleeping Mask and even if I like both, I go for Cica because it contains Madecassoside, Glycerin, Squalane, Shea Butter and Tea Tree Oil. It works well with acne-prone skin and the scent reminds me of green tea a bit. Not to mention this lovely packaging! 🌿The mask is available on Jolse for $23.94/60ml
LANEIGE-Cica Sleeping Mask
Ever since I gave birth to Xander, my hair has been not the same. It falls out so much, doesn’t grow, and it is so dull. I am constantly trying new hair products. As of lately, I am using function of beauty .Their products are 100% custom-made formula, vegan, and cruelty free. Function of Beauty individually filled and formulated a shampoo and conditioner just for me! I told them my hair type, five hairgoals, and my color and fragrance preferences. The best part - my name is on the bottle! My hair is straight,medium, and dry. My goals are strengthen,lengthen, shine, and soothe scalp. I picked the fragrance Nude Peach. My hair is so soft and smells wonderful after using these beautiful products. I am very impressed with Function of Beauty products. . .
function of beauty-custom shampoo + conditioner
My lips is one part of my face that I neglected the most. In this cold and harsh weather, my lips get so dry and crack. Also, I LIVEee on liquid lipsticks 😁 But liquid lipsticks can be very dry and unforgiving if you have dry lips. These are my go to products for this winter. fresh Sugar Lip Polish- This product does the job well! jeffreestar - Velour Lip Scrub-Lemon Icebox Cookies - Smells good, tastes good, and does the job skinfood Lip moisturizer - I bought this bc it is CUTE!!