I think I have a box hoarding problem 😂
Anyone else guilty of saving your skincare and makeup packaging because it’s so pretty?! I just cleared out three drawers full of boxes today and it feels good to get rid of them even though I love how they look. Was going to make a collage or something but whatever they’re gone! More space for my actual skincare products 😂
I’m alright with a Slow Burrrrrnnnn 🎵
I’m turning into a candle Insta and I’m fine with it 😆 I think candles bring such a mood and vibe to my space and now getting ready in the mornings is even better because I have something that smells good and awakens the senses there! Boy Smells candles are amazing they have so many great scents and the throw on them is great. Also in rotation lately is Valkiria from Overose, a nice fresh rose scent. The makeup bits are some new to me items including the Tower28 Bronzer in Best Coast and a long time favorite, Fresh Beauty’s lip balm but in a new flavor that I have fallen in love with, Blood Orange 🍊 Drop your fave candle recommendations below and let me know what new beauty you’ve been using recently! BOY SMELLS - Slow Burn fresh - Sugar Hydrating Lip Balm-Blood Orange TOWER 28 - Bronzino Illuminating Cream Bronzer OVEROSE - Valkiria Pink Candle
TOWER 28-Bronzino Illuminating Cream Bronzer
Cult Following for a reason!
Hi guys! So this is the Biologique Recherche Lotion p50 PIGM which is like the original but has specific ingredients to help with pigmentation issues as well. I do have the original which is amazing and does such a good job at smoothing any texture, minimizes the look of pores, and does a great job brightening. But, the PIGM has literally changed my skin in real time. Like I got a smaller bottle of this to begin with and by the time I was done with that travel size, the spots that had popped up this summer, one on my forehead and another on my cheek that were pretty dark to begin with had faded so much that I knew I needed another bottle ASAP. Yes it’s pricey, but in my opinion it’s totally worth it. Especially if you have any hyperpigmentation or melasma issues that I know from experience can really be bothersome and hurt your self confidence, then I would definitely give this a go! Benefits: •brightens skin •inhibits melanin production •enhances epidermal renewal •helps even skin tone •removes dead skin cells and impurities •balances ph •increases efficacy of other products that follow •reduces pigmentation and helps prevent further spots from forming •leaves skin luminous and glowing •improves strength and quality of skin Can buy this from their website and also some spas sell it, I personally buy mine from Rescue Spa which has locations in Philly and NYC and also has an online boutique.
BIOLOGIQUE RECHERCHE-LOTION P50 PIGM 400
B Hydra/ Umbra Sheer
These two Drunk Elephant products are ones that I didn’t think I loved right off the bat but they grew on me and now I use them pretty regularly. Especially B Hydra I love now for it’s lightweight gel like texture and ability to hydrate without leaving me greasy feeling. This has : Pro Vitamin B5 Pineapple ceramides Sodium hyaluronate Watermelon rind/apple/lentil extracts All of these help to attract moisture, increases luminosity and brightness in skin and help to improve the barrier function of skin. Usually I am perfectly fine only using this as my daytime moisturizer maybe mixed with a little cream if I’m feeling extra dry or like I need a bit more like during winter. Summer this is perfect for my oily skin. Umbra Sheer is a sheer physical sunscreen that works well, only thing I don’t love about it is that it kind of leaves a white cast on my skin so I definitely don’t think it would be best for darker skin tones. I’m pretty light and I still notice it especially in photos. But on the go I like to keep the minis with me so I can apply when I am out and about. Raspberry seed and Marula oils make this moisturizing at the same time as it protects.
DRUNK ELEPHANT-B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum
Absolute HG• 8th Muse
Ever since I discovered Kosås products I have been obsessed to say the least. I want them all. Out of everything I’ve tried their Creme blushes are out of this world amazing. I have oily skin to begin with so I wasn’t sure how a Creme product would last on me or if it would make me look a little too shiny. This lasts almost all day, sometimes I end up touching up a little but most times it’s because I want to add more intensity because it’s worn a little but it definitely stays for a good amount of time. This color is 8th Muse which is a gorgeous pink with a champagne highlighter. They go beautifully together and are great for a nice fresh, or romantic look. I really enjoy this blush and will definitely be getting more colors. They blend into skin seamlessly, aren’t patchy, and look very natural. Doesn’t clog my pores which is a big deal because a lot of other blushes I’ve tried seem to leave me with pimples or irritation by the end of the day. This is clean and non toxic and has good for the skin ingredients.
Kosas-Color & Light: Pressed Powder Blush & Highlighter Duo
Beautiful Acid and C Serum
I had honestly never tried any skincare from Tarte before this, I really thought of them as a makeup brand. Tested it out in Sephora and ended up loving the texture. It’s a smooth fluid consistency that goes on really nice and leaves one hell of a glow. Whenever I use this in the morning I have to stop for a sec and look at myself in the mirror like damn sis! It does feel a bit tacky like a lot of Vitamin C serums do at first but once it dries down and absorbs a bit it’s perfectly fine. Notable ingredients; a double shot of Vitamin C, glycolic acid, hyaluronic acid and apple extract. These all work to brighten, smooth, help with pigmentation issues and reduce the look of pores. Would recommend this if you’re into brightening and reviving dull skin or just love acid products like me.
tarte-Youth or Dare Multi-Acid & C-Serum
K-Beauty Cleanser That Works WONDERS
Krave - Matcha Hemp Hydrating Cleanser alright, so this is my all time FAVORITE cleanser 😻 it’s marketed as a hydrating cleanser but it helps repairs your skin barrier, runs acne-control, and is an overall incredible product! it’s packed with antioxidants and fatty acids, has a healthy pH, and the INCI list contains lovely ingredients like matcha (obviously), hemp seeds, oats, almonds, vitamin B5, and sodium PCA 🥰 the texture is a gooey, yellow-ish color and it feels like heaven on your skin 👀 it’s also affordable at $16! i decided to try it because the reviews were all phenomenal and i’ve been using this for half a year now. my VERY acne-prone skin has improved incredibly. it’s safe to say she’s a savior ✨ 10/10 is not high enough for this product, I VERY highly recommend this! 💓
Krave-Matcha Hemp Hydrating Cleanser
Erno Laszlo detoxifying cleansing oil is great for all skin types. I have oily acne prone skin and at first was skeptical using an oil cleanser but it’s fantastic!!!! It is lightweight but it deeply cleanses my face. See cleansing oil should be applied onto dry skin using a circular motion especially if you have make up on your face. Rinse or follow with another cleanser. It controls my oily skin which in turn helps with acne. The charcoal it contains as well as sea water and grapeseed oil help restore my skin and leaves it healthier. This cleanser is free of parabens, sulfates and phthalates. Although I have only tried the detoxifying cleansing oil Erno Laszlo sells a black bar which is often used as a double cleanse with this product. The oil in the 64.6 ounce bottle is sold for $58 at Sephora. Although this is pricey for a cleanser it definitely works on my skin. No irritation and it removes all of my makeup. My pores are clearer and my face looks and feels healthy. 👍👍 I first started this product when I got a sample size and I am working my way through it. I I definitely plan on purchasing the bigger bottle when it’s finished because my skin hasn’t felt this good in a long time.
ERNO LASZLO-Detoxifying Cleansing Oil
Fave K-Beauty cleansing balm 🍊
Then I Met You Living Cleansing Balm This is targeted to be the first step of your double cleansing routine. This is cruelty free and vegan and is meant to melt away all skincare and makeup applied throughout the day. This is formulated with one of my favorite ingredients, sea buckthorn. Great for all skin types. The texture is soft and balmy. Simply scoop some of the product on to your hands and massage into your face. After massaging well, rinse off and follow up with a second cleanser. Unlike other balms out there, this completely removed all my makeup including my waterproof eyeliner and mascara. I love the light scent & how effective it is in removing makeup, sunscreen and the 1,400 layers of essence I apply daily. This balm leaves my skin feeling nourished. I almost feel like I don't need that 2nd cleanse but I know better so I follow up with a second cleanser. This costs $38.00 dollars and I have deducted one star simply because of the price as there are other similar products out there for a fraction of the price. Regardless of the price, I would still recommend this because it works so well! I’ve been using this for 7 months and will repurchase.
Then I met you-The Cleansing Duo
Bye bye large pores ✨
It’s a multitasking skin-protecting, makeup-perfecting primer for face, eyes, and lips. Silk extracts feel nourishing on skin and diminish the look of pores, fines lines, and imperfections for the perfect canvas before makeup. I’ve been using this little guy for two months now and I can’t apply makeup without it! It creates the perfect and blurring base for my makeup! And most importantly it doesn’t break me put! It actually says it prevents breakout!! I was never a primer person, call me crazy but I always hated the texture! The Tatcha silk canvas has almost a whipped creamy texture that doesn’t leave your skin feeling too gooey. I can’t emphasize how much i enjoy this product. If I could give 10 stars I would! I bought the mini size and i still have a great amount left.. I don’t use makeup everyday but either way... a pea size works for the whole face. The mini size I bought is $ 22 0.24 fl oz. The full size is $ 52 0.7 fl oz. TATCHA - The Silk Canvas Protective Primer
TATCHA-The Silk Canvas Protective Primer
Ilia Warm Nude Eyeshadow Palette
Products Claims: Clean formulated eyeshadows that are buildable and highly pigmented. This palette has matte, satin and metallic shades. Vegan and cruelty free. Additional info: talc free. Texture: buttery formula, easy to blend. My thoughts: My palette definitely does not look like this anymore. I use it almost every single day. The shadows are incredible! They blend nicely with no fall out. Probably the best shadows I’ve ever used! The colors are perfect for every day wear. Will definitely be re purchasing this palette for years to come. I would recommend this to other: ABSOLUTELY! Definitely worth the money. Price: $38.00 for 6 pans. 0.05 oz ILIA - Limited Edition ILIA Essential Face Palette
ILIA-Limited Edition ILIA Essential Face Palette
Truly Beauty Unicorn CBD Whipped Body Butter ✨
I’m truly in a love/dislike relationship with the TRULY - Unicorn CBD Whipped Body Butter . For as many good qualities that is has I can find just as many annoyances. I got this one sale during Ulta’s Cyber Monday deals. It’s $35 for 6 oz and I don’t think I’d pay full price for it but if it’s on sale I would grab it. Firstly, the packaging is everything! I adore the thick glass jar with the multi colored whipped body butter on the inside. It smells just like Lucky Charms! That being said they claim it feels like it’s original whipped butter and not the case. That butter, although a little heavy, glides right into the skin. This does not. I don’t mind working with it but that means I’m going through a lot more product than I should. It’s very compacted together and doesn’t spread out. Granted your skin feels nice and stays moisturized for a long time. I just wish it wasn’t so compacted so I wasn’t using so much product to get the same results as I would with the original using less product. I also cannot attest to the CBD as it could totally be a placebo affect but I feel like it doesn’t helped with my aching body from working retail all day. I like this product but I’m not sure if it’s necessarily worth it.
TRULY-Unicorn CBD Whipped Body Butter