playing around with a new setup! here are some things i’ve
playing around with a new setup! here are some things i’ve been loving and playing around with 💓 happy 2020 to all of you! i hope you’re having a great start to this new year 🥰 do you see anything here that you’d like a review on? let me know! i’m testing out a few new things (the @klarskin serum being one of them) and i’d be happy to write up a review for you! - MAI
Cruelty-free face serums
Fruity and woodsy
Jan. 6, 2020
christinabeanaOh my gosh I love the editing of your photos! May I ask what app and filter you use?
Nov. 29, 2020
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My beauty year in review 👏🏻
From starting 2020 with a seven day old newborn baby and all the crazy hormones and changes to my body, skin and hair which goes with a new baby (yes, this is why I look exhausted and have something spilt on my top in the February photo 🙈😂) to a global pandemic which resulted in my husband working from home and suddenly needing to learn how to homeschool my older daughter this year has been crazy and challenging to adjust and find the right balance. Inspired by joining Cherie I completely overhauled my skin routine while stuck at home during lockdown and went from a basic routine to learning how to read ingredient lists and incorporating serums and actives into my skincare to address my changing skin postpartum and also due to ageing now I’m in my 30’s. Once my skin started looking and feeling brighter and healthier I was able to jump back into my love of makeup which I hadn’t had the energy to do in over a year while I was pregnant and with a new baby which is a great creative outlet for me and really helps my self esteem ☺️ The more I’ve focused on taking the time for self-care the better frame of mind I’ve been in (which is so important as someone who suffers with anxiety and OCD and needs to manage stress well to keep my anxious habits in check) and the better person I’ve been able to be for everybody around me. I’ve also been lucky enough to join the Cherie creators team and get to know an amazing group of girls including @Jillianb1@LindseyRR@D.Bennett@madihomewood@Beautycation_by_shruti@christyr@emiskiier27@bealizbeauty@BeautyRoams@JaNeeReviewsand @Tangibeautywho have given me so much inspiration in my beauty journey this year ✨ So to finish off my year in review here are my top five new products I’ve tried in 2020 🥳 🏆 SOL de Janeiro - Brazilian Kiss Cupuaçu Lip Butter 🏆 alkira - Mineral Radiance Facial Masque 🏆 The Ordinary - Lactic Acid 10% + HA 🏆 GO-TO - Face Hero 🏆 tarte - Maneater Mascara
Beauty Product #Shelfie - My Everyday Faves!
These are my favourite products for my daily skin & hair care routine. For more details on each product see below! ⭐️ Skin care (bottom shelf) GO-TO - Properly Clean I avoid harsh cleansers as I have naturally dry skin. This cleanser has me feeling clean and fresh but doesn’t dry me out. GO-TO - Exfoliating Swipeys I am new to chemical exfoliation but I am enjoying this product so far. I use it 2-3 times a week. MARIO BADESCU - Aloe Vera Toner I use this alcohol free toner under my eye area to prevent milia & around my nose to combat sebum build up. GO-TO - Face Hero I would give this oil 6 starts if I could! It is amazing. So light & soothing yet incredibly moisturising. JOSIE MARAN - Argan Moonstone Drops Makeup Priming and Highlighting Oil I don’t wear make up often, but when I do I use this oil because it doubles as a primer. It has a shimmer in it that makes my skin glow. GO-TO - Zincredible 15 Tinted I use this as my morning moisturiser. It is slightly tinted so provides some coverage & also has SPF15+. MECCA - To Save Face SPF50+ Superscreen For days when I need full sun protection, I use this product. Despite being SPF50+ it still feels light on my face. It also has a slight tint through it. Perfect for beach days! 💇🏼♀️ Hair care (top shelf) KEVIN.MURPHY - Blonde.Angel.Wash This is basically a shampoo designed for... well, blondes. It prevents your colour from going brassy. It is also sulphate free. KEVIN.MURPHY - Blonde.Angel Treatment This is a treatment conditioner that pairs well with the Blonde Angel Wash. Together they help me me maintain my cool blonde tones in between hair appointments. MR.SMITH - Mr. Smith Blond This is a very effective, fast working treatment that also tones the brassiness out of blonde hair. My hair tends to go brassy very easily so I use this product once a fortnight to prevent that. KEVIN.MURPHY - Heated.Defense This is a new product for me & I have used it a handful of times & overall been happy with its effectiveness at protecting my hair when I blow dry it. KEVIN.MURPHY - Shimmer Me Blonde I LOVE this product. Spray at the end of styling your hair to give your blonde tones some extra shimmer & shine. KEVIN.MURPHY - Doo Over This product is like a 3 in 1. It is a light hold finishing spray, adds texture and also works as a dry shampoo. 💆🏼♀️ Other 100BON - Davana & Vanille Bourbon EDP This is my daily scent. Very affordable & smells divine. Doesn’t last all day unfortunately buy still great. MYAURA ORGANICS - All Natural Deodorant Bergamont Lime Coconut I’m big on aluminium free deodorant. I love the lime scent from this brand.
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The smell of the Glossier. - Glossier You perfume is absolutely breathtaking. It has a dreamy vintage smell mixed with modern. I always feel so classy wearing it. 😉
A comfortable & personal perfume
Glossier. - Glossier You is a perfume that I don’t think I can ever top. I’m not one to pay $60 for a perfume or body spray EVER, but I am so glad I did! Not even kidding, I get a compliment everywhere I go with this perfume. I might as well work for Glossier at this point for all the recs I’ve been giving for it! It’s a very cozy, comfortable smell that is woodsy, peppery, and sweet all at the same time. I can’t get enough of this stuff and I’m about to buy my 2nd bottle! The only thing that is sad about this product is that it doesn’t last forever. If you ever buy something from their website, you have the option of getting a sample of the perfume, so if you aren’t sure if you want to take the plunge, definitely try it out first! Thanks for reading! 💖
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Laneige— Sephora birthday gift!
For my birthday I was able to pick up my annual Sephora free mini gift set, and this year I chose Laneige! I really wanted to see what the hype was all about on the Lip Sleeping Mask, since it’s soooo highly rated and on Allure’s top product list! Here are my thoughts after using them for a week! LANEIGE - LANEIGE Lip Sleeping Mask it’s a no for me. ❌ Reason being: It actually dried my lips out. This stuff is literally just lip gloss that you put on your lips at night and that’s it. I will say that it does feel very expensive and luxurious when you put it on- but after like 3 hours of sleep, the stuff magically is gone from my lips and dried up into thin air. I’ve even tried wearing it during the day to see if I was just licking it off in my sleep, and it stilll evaporated. So, I will be sticking with my cheap Aquaphor that truly transforms my lips overnight. LANEIGE - Water Sleeping Mask also a no ❌ Reason being: when I applied this is feels NICE. It feels like a gel that’s so cooling and refreshing. It dried on my face and actually got really tight (idk if that’s supposed to happen?) and my face didn’t seem moisturized. Idk it was weird so I don’t think I would purchase again. LANEIGE - Water Bank Moisture Cream okay I won’t give it an X this time! ✅ I did enjoy this product, and really had a beautiful, dewy finish on my skin every time I used it as a moisturizer. I do feel like it gave me hydration and I liked the cooling, gel feeling of it like the sleeping mask had. Overall, I really like this stuff!
Lucious Lips 💋
First follow me for more content this like this and then go follow@RedheadSkincarebecause sis put me on to this! I got this sample from Sephora and I was this close 🤏🏾 to choosing a different gift but I remembered her review and decided to go with this set instead. Glad I chose the Laneige gift set because this did not disappoint! The directions says to wipe off the remaining amount the next morning but my lips were so dry this mask melted into my skin like buttah! A tip for anyone thinking about trying out new skincare for the first time. Always start small and get a sample or travel sizes first. Some skincare can be pricy so I like to try it out before going all in especially as someone with sensitive skin. My motto: Try Before You Buy! Can’t wait to share my thoughts on the rest of the goodies I got. ✌🏾 LANEIGE - LANEIGE Lip Sleeping Mask
Achieving the perfect pout
There are many ways to ensure your lipstick stays out and to avoid your lips drying out. One of the things I love while I get ready and before I apply my lipstick of the day is putting on a layer of my CHANEL - LES BEIGES HEALTHY GLOW Lip Balm in Deep. The color is very sheer and the product is very moisturising. It’s the perfect primer to keep your hydrated for a longer period. Works so great for me! Price: $25
My all time favorite lip balms
I’m prone to dry chapped lips, especially now when the weather keeps changing and is on the verge of getting chillier. Here’s some stuff that’s always helping my lips. Laneige Lip Glowy Balm - I started using the sleeping mask, fell in love with it and eventually bought this too. They’re so good! Price - $17 for 0.35oz Dior Lip Glow - been using this since forever and it’s never disappointed. But lately I feel that there are more competitive products in the market. Price - $34 for 0.12oz Chanel Les Beiges Healthy glow lip balm - I use this before I apply lipstick or gloss and it gives the perfect tinted protection. Price - $25 for 0.10oz @cocokind Mymatcha moisture stick - a great all round balm for dryness anywhere. Price - $9 for 0.50oz My fave lip balm ever however, is the Nuxe Miel lip balm for which I have a separate post!
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fresh - Vitamin Nectar Glow Juice Antioxidant Face Serum VERSO - Skincare Super Eye Serum IOPE - Limited Edition Rentinol Expert Essence 0.1% e.l.f. - Keep Your Balance Toner VERSED - DEW POINT Moisturizing Gel-Cream #e.l.f. Cosmetics - Retro Paradise Liquid Glitter Eyeshadow[products]# CATRICE COSMETICS - HD Liquid Coverage Foundation COSRX - BHA Blackhead Power Liquid FILORGA - Time-Filler Absolute Wrinkle Correction Cream MISSHA - Essence Sun SPF 45 PA+++ flamingo - flamingo Daily Moisturizing Lotion See any goodies?!?! #whoisnee #cheriecreator #novemberfavorites
Super Eye Serum
I love eye creams. It's a weird obsession 🖤 Details: 🖤 • Verso Super Eye Serum rejuvenates the delicate skin around your eyes for a more refreshed appearance. • Amino acids nourish and fortify to tone and reduce puffiness while smoothing the appearance of creping skin. • Powered by Retinol 8 complex, this eye serum features a potent dose of retinol to help firm and soften fine lines, wrinkles and crow's feet without the irritating effects of traditional retinol formulas. 🖤 BRIGHTENING ENERGIZING FIRMING NOURISHING REJUVENATING 🖤 Key Ingredient(s): Vitamin A, Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin E Peptides Dimethicone Amino Acids Antioxidants HOW TO USE: 🖤 Gently pat around the eye area morning and evening. 🖤 💭 Eye creams are life. This one is so hydrating yet so lightweight. The texture is very smooth. It absorbs nicely into your skin. I haven't experienced any irritation while using this. It helps with puffiness and gives my under eye area the moisture to last throughout the day. It's non sticky and non-greasy. There is a slightest of slight tingle but goes away literally after a few seconds. This one is definitely a keeper. . . Have you tried this serum yet?
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“Eco-Friendly” Ilia Beauty Review 👀
can we just take a minute 🤩 Ilia Beauty is a fairly popular brand as of late. They are apart of the clean beauty movement but they also have programs where you can send your empty products to them and they will recycle them through Terracycle. I love that they have this program and are committed to reducing waste! 🌟 ILIA - True Skin Serum Foundation is very sheer and has a natural finish. It has skin loving ingredients like squalane and aloe Vera. It is buildable but medium coverage and I love the way it looks on the skin! It doesn’t cake up or look like you’re wearing makeup at all. The only downfall is the price honestly. $54 is a lot for a foundation, but it is a great option. 🌟 ILIA - True Skin Radiant Priming Serum ilia primer is super hydrating which i love, the first ingredient is aloe vera! it has a slight glowy shimmer to it and because of the ingredients it could even be worn alone as a last step for a little glow. i found it to just be a hydrating serum, i wouldn’t pay the full price for this because I just don’t think it’s worth it. 🌟ILIA - Color Haze Multi-Matte Pigment Cream Color products are also pretty great. i first compared them to cloud paint because they have the same concept, but ilia’s is much thicker and i find the color to actually stay longer compared to glossier. i also enjoy the applicator of it, i want all the shades because i love it! 🌟ILIA - Limitless Lash Mascara is one of the MOST lengthening mascaras i have ever used!! it’s that good. my husband compliments me saying my eyelashes look really long. i will say it is not a thickening or volumizing mascara, it is the perfect mascara if you want a more “natural” look. and this is what i go for these days. will always have this mascara in my possession because i am obsessed. 100% worth it. 🌟ILIA - ILIA Illuminator is a very subtle highlight. again, if you like more natural looks you will love this. but i find that it is also buildable! i apply with my fingertip because it it needs to be warmed slightly to get product payoff. i wouldn’t apply this directly onto cheekbones because it would mess up any makeup already on the skin. it would be perfect for “no makeup” days to add a little dimension though. 🌟ILIA - ILIA Tinted Lip Conditioner what a beautifully made lipstick, if you want to call it that. it is really creamy, not drying at all (hence the name), and it literally stayed on my lips throughout a whoe meal. i have never found a lip product to do such a thing. we stan. 🌟🌟🌟 i am actually in love with this brand and these products. little pricey, but if you are leaning towards the clean beauty movement and products that can be recycled back, I definitely recommend since the quality is so good! *100% my own opinions even though they were gifted by brand! #cheriepartner
The Best Products for a Flawless Glowy Base
It’s summertime...we all love a glowy no-makeup-makeup look but sometimes it takes some effort to get us there right?😆 These products are what I’ve been counting on to give me that flawless base that actually holds up throughout the day and looks like I didn’t try ~too~ hard. Swipe through to see the products on my skin! • Supergoop! - Unseen Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 40 - this stuff absorbs quick, doesn’t pill, and makes a great base for makeup. Don’t ever skip your spf! • ILIA - True Skin Radiant Priming Serum - this primer is beautiful and really helps keep your makeup in place while giving you a natural, glowy radiance. It has a lightweight texture and sinks into the skin so nicely, it also has a bit of grip which is perfect for adding any type of foundation overtop. • Haleys Beauty RE:INVENT BB Drops - these have quickly become my favourite makeup product of the summer. They are light weight and feel more like skincare than makeup, but give a beautiful natural finish + tint to the skin. • cocokind - Mai-light Rosé highlighter - this highlighter is gorgeous and again, so natural looking. I use it on my cheeks, cheek bones, and eyelids for a pop of glow! These are the products I’ve been loving for those days I don’t really feel like doing my makeup but I still want to look glowy + put together. #CheriePartner
Favorite primer for dewy makeup
Glossier’s Futuredew is my favorite primer for a dewy skin look! It’s an oil/serum hybrid that provides skin with a lasting dewy sheen. I apply to the high points of my face and areas that tend to look dry with foundation (like my forehead). It also looks great with no makeup! Glossier. - Futuredew Oil Serum Hybrid
Glossier.-Futuredew Oil Serum Hybrid
Before and after for two weeks of using the mini sample pack. I am done with some of my morning samples and I can definitely see a good difference in my skin without any new break outs and more glow. I would love to love these products but the whole line costs more than $600 and they smell so bad. I am working to replace the routine with other products that smell better but have similar properties. I will see what I can dupe while keeping the benefits.
EIGHT SAINTS-All in Routine
Some current obsessions on rotation: 🎀 farmacy honey saviour repair salve EVERY time the seasons change...my skin goes to hell. I’m currently dying for all the hydration and this is one of the only products that consistently heals my dry patches! 🎀 YSL Touché eclat all-in-one glow foundation Such a gorgeous medium coverage foundation that looks so radiant! 🎀 Glossier balm dot com This keeps my lips hydrated so much longer than every one of my lip balms. I also put it on my cuticles! And it doesn’t hurt that the packaging is adorable 🤷🏼♀️ 🎀 milk watermelon brightening serum LOVE applying this in the morning! I apply it all over my face after cleansing & vitamin C and I feel like it helps add that extra boost of radiance I’m looking for. Love it!!
Here’s couple of products I’ve been testing out. The My Fifth Ave fragrance and Retinol Ceramide serum capsules. The fragrance was lovely and fresh, yet sophisticated. It was a lot nicer on my skin than in the bottle. It developed a creamy warmth on the skin which was very pretty, but unfortunately the fragrance doesn’t last more than 3-4 hours. I like the idea of introducing retinol into my routine, but I didn’t like that the first two ingredients in these capsules were silicone. They had that distinct silicone texture (think smashbox photofinish serum). The capsules apply evenly and smoothly, and absorb with ease. With only a weeks worth, I did not notice any visible results, but retinol has properties to minimize signs of aging, like fine lines, with continued use.
Elizabeth Arden-Retinol Ceramide Capsules Line Erasing Night Serum
New goodies from Sephora!
Product junkie reporting for duty 🙋🏾♀️ Just received these goodies from Sephora and I am so excited! Haven’t tried any of them yet but will update as I do. Supergoop! - Play Lip Balm SPF 30 with AcaiI am obsessed with the Supergoop Glow Stick so I have love for the entire brand. I am obsessed with lip products and I have been compulsively buying lip products from multiple brands just to test them all. Anything to keep spirits high during quarantine am I right? ☀️ innisfree - Jeju Cherry Blossom Dewy Glow Jelly Cream Gel creams are an oily girls dream! This product reminds me a lot of the SATURDAY SKIN - Waterfall Glacier Water Cream which I absolutely loved so I can’t wait. I am rarely disappointed by K beauty products. I am new to innisfree but I have only heard great things! 🍒 innisfree - My Lip Balm,Mint Earl Greysee aforementioned ode to lip products lol ANASTASIA Beverly Hills - NORVINA® Electric Cake Liners Trio I am getting into more colorful eye looks and getting on the graphic liner trend. Cake liners seem so fun, I recently bought some Suva Beauty ones and tested one of the shades over the weekend and it was actually so easy to use. I’ve seen some awesome looks using the Norvina shades so I can’t wait! 🌈 THE inkey LIST - Caffeine Eye CreamA girl got big old eyebags! Especially with the state of america right now, I am definitely not sleeping well. Hope this helps! It’s my first product from Inkey List so let’s see how this goes ☕️ TOCCA - Gialoveeeee these Tocca minis, I have so many of them that I have collected over time and drop them into my purse and wallets and I love having them to use during the day. This one smells musky flowery and I love it It’s going to be a good time!
THE inkey LIST-Caffeine Eye Cream
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