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My February Beauty Bag Giveaway Winner!!
With only 3 entries the odds were darn good!!! @kae_sensitiveyou are the winner!!!! DM me your shipping info and I’ll send it over to you. Maybe there will be some goodies your mum will like too 🥰
Battle of the enzyme scrubs!
We know physical exfoliants aren’t the best thing for your skin. But, some days you just want a little more scrub. I get some funky flakey areas on my face and once in awhile I like a scrub. Rather than using something with large exfoliants in it, I have been choosing enzyme scrubs. These scrubs use mostly fruit acids to gently get rid of dead skin, but they also contain physical scrubbers as well! The 2 that I’m comparing today are the Wishful HUDA BEAUTY - Yo Glow Facial Enzyme Scrub ($39USD for 100ml at Sephora - Wishful is part of Huda Beauty) and Sun + Moon Sunny Daze Gel Enzyme Scrub ($18.99USD for 151ml at Ulta) Price - Obviously, the Sun + Moon is a better overall value. You get more product for less money. Scent - the both smell like a pina colada due to the pineapple and papaya extracts - yet both contain added fragrance. Ingredients - the ingredient list for the Wishful scrub is much longer as it contains waaaay more natural ingredients, extracts, and oils. The Sun + Moon contains walnut shell as its exfoliant and the Wishful has a much more gentle cellulose as its physical exfoliant. Results - both give a good scrub. If you are acne prone or have sensitive skin, the Sun + Moon scrub might remind your skin too much of good old apricot scrub and be irritating as it has larger bits of walnut. Texture - the 2nd pic here shows the texture of both. The Sun + Moon is a cool gel with bits of walnut. It feels like someone mixed aloe gel and apricot scrub. It’s a little odd. The Wishful scrub feels like baking soda toothpaste. That’s the only way I can describe it. Overall - I think overall I would purchase the Wishful scrub. It’s just a more natural, more gentle product. It leaves my skin nice and shiny and smooth and my pores look smaller/cleaner when I use it. My skin never gets red or irritated from it. When I use it I massage it on and leave it for a minute before washing off. If you have drier skin you will need to moisturize afterward. Do you ever use an enzyme scrub?
HUDA BEAUTY-Yo Glow Facial Enzyme Scrub
Sheet mask hacks! Make them last longer 💕
As a dry-ish skin gal I’m a HUGE fan of the sheet mask. I would use them everyday if money wasn’t an issue. Here’s how I make my sheet masks work a little harder: 1. Get a silicone mask cover. They are cheap. Like under $5. You put it over your mask so the ingredients don’t evaporate outward and more are soaked into your skin. It also really helps those slippery ones not slide around so you can watch Bridgerton and sip coffee while you are masking rather than laying flat. 2. Get some compressed sheet masks. When you mask, if there is enough serum in the bottom of the packet, pop a compressed mask in there and fold the edges of the packet over. Boom, you have another mask. (I also do with with my peel pads so I can get an extra use out of them) 💕PACIfICA - Disobey Time Rose & Peptide Facial Mask
PACIfICA-Disobey Time Rose & Peptide Facial Mask
February Sample Giveaway!
I want to put a smile on someone’s face! So I’m giving away this collection of new and unused sample size products. Over 30 items including Sunday Riley, MAC, Juice Beauty and more. All in a brand new pink corduroy cosmetic tote. How to enter 1. Be located in the US 2. Follow me on Cherie! 3. Follow me on Instagram @therainy_beauty 4. Comment with your most used emoji here so I know you’ve completed steps 1 & 2! I will randomly draw one winner on Friday, February 19th! All ages welcome! Giveaway will be sent by USPS. Giveaway not associated with Cherie or any other brand. 💙🍩❤️
LUSH doesn’t usually fail me - but these bubbles
I love LUSH! Like I loooove LUSH. Anytime my honey and kids ask me What do you want for your birthday? LUSH. What do you want for Christmas? LUSH. GIVE ME ALL THE BATH BOMBS!!!!! 🛀💣❤️ But this Party Balloon Bubble Bar??? Nope nope nope. It came in a birthday gift set. You are meant to hold it under the running water for lovely bubbles. Do you see my bubbles? And this is what it looks like after running under the water. It’s funky. Funky color. Funky bubbles. It smells nice. But the scent isn’t filling the room like it does when I use other LUSH products. 1/5 stars cause it smells good. ☹️
Favorite Foundation - UNICORN GLOW
WHAT IT IS? Hydrating foundation PRODUCT TARGET CONCERNS: For those looking for foundation with dewy finish. TEXTURE/CONSISTENCY: More creamy texture. Feels very lightweight. OVERALL THOUGHTS: This is such an amazing drugstore foundation (sold at CVS). I have dry skin and I love light foundations that don’t feel heavy on my skin. This is it!!! It has beautiful dewy finish, doesn’t settle in wrinkles and lines and doesn’t exaggerate dry spots. In its description it says it’s medium to full coverage I would say it’s more light to medium coverage (which I prefer). WHY I LIKE/DISLIKE IT: I love that it contains Hyaluronic Acid, ceramides and collagen. I also love that it’s K-Beauty brand and that it’s available in CVS. I love seeing K-Beauty expanding to more retail drugstores. WOULD I RECOMMEND IT ? 100% YES!!! Such an amazing foundation!! IS IT WORTH IT? 1 oz/ 30 ml / $14 Little pricier for drugstore but I think it’s definitely worth it.
UNICORN GLOW.-HYDRATING FOUNDATION
Baja Bae’s Caramel Lotion 🤎
I’ve never tried a bronzer/tanning lotion. I take that back. I have tried one but it isn’t worth mentioning. I never really saw the need to buy it again. I’m brown already so I was kind of sceptical. I didn’t think it would do anything to my skin... BUT this little bottle of BAJA BAE - BAJA BAE CARAMEL LOTION made me change my whole outlook on bronzer/tanning lotions! I saw this small package in my mailbox and opened it almost immediately. I was loving the fact that this little bottle made the packaging smell like a caramel and chocolate dream! The packaging was super cute and the VIP Boarding Pass was a great little card to include. I had to search up BAJA BAE - BAJA BAE CARAMEL LOTION because I honestly had never heard of it or the company before. I was impressed because the reviews were from all types of women and men with different skin tones. This made me more interested in the product so I decided to wait until the next morning to use it. I went through my morning routine (shower included) and exfoliated my skin like the bottle said to do before use. I applied it over my facial sunscreen (used it on my whole body) and didn’t see a difference immediately. After about 10 minutes after application, I saw the change and honey child I was feeling myself!!!!! It looks as though it evened out my skin tone. I’m a potpourri of different colors of brown so this made me feel so excited. It wasn’t like other bronzers that look uneven or streaky. It was so even and beautiful 😍. I am officially in love with this product. It melted into my skin (it’s so moisturizing), smelled so wonderful and gave my that Chocolate Goddess Glow that I covet so much. It is worth the coint honey.
BAJA BAE-BAJA BAE CARAMEL LOTION
My Favourite Cream Blushes
Let me first off say that I LOVE blush! Any kind I think it adds such a nice colour and healthy glow. I love more dramatic blush as well as a natural look. I have tried a lot of different kinds such as bouncy blushes, cream blushes, blush sticks etc. So here a couple of my favourite cream blushes with their pros and cons, and maybe later I’ll share my favourite powder blushes! benefit - Benefit Tinted Cheek & Lip Stain Shade: Love tint CAD $24 Pros: - Stays on very well throughout the day as well as under a mask without rubbing off too much. - Looks very natural but is buildable. - Easy doe foot applicator. - Best blended with a sponge. Cons: - You have to work quickly as it dries down quite fast. - If you’re not fast enough it can leave a stamping mark. Rare Beauty - Soft Pinch Liquid Blush Shade: Joy CAD $26 Pros: - Gives a natural dewy look to the skin. - Adds a healthy glow. - Very buildable and lightweight. - Very pigmented! You only need a tiny dot for both cheeks. Cons: - Dries down fast and can leave a stamping mark. - Very pigmented and is easy to go overboard, especially with the darker shades. - Sometimes doesn’t look the best over powder. Freck BEAUTY - CHEEKSLIME Lip + Cheek Tint with Plant Collagen Shade: Fielding CAD $24 Pros: - Super pigmented! - Best applies with a sponge. - You get lots of product so it’ll last a long time. - A little goes a long way. Cons: - Can pill and rub off your skin in an odd way. Is easy to go overboard and apply too much. - Probably not the best for dry skin because it emphasizes flakes on me sometimes. Quo - Featherweight Cream Blush Shade: Dreamy 73 CAD $10 Pros: - You can find it at the drugstore (I don’t know if it’s available in the US). - Price is very reasonable. - Easy to apply with a sponge. - A good dupe for Glossier Cloud paint. Cons: - If you apply it on the back of your hand before your face it’s easy to squeeze out too much. - Kind of pills like the Freck Cheekslime. All in all I love all of these blushes and they all have their pros and cons.
benefit-Benefit Tinted Cheek & Lip Stain
Achieve Glossy Nails with NO POLISH
This 4 Way nail file by Tropical Shine is a great tool if you suffer from dull or bumpy nails. It grooms and buffs the nails leaving a smooth surface and glossy shine. It is a simple 4 step process: 1 - File the Nail 2 - Remove Ridges 3 - Smooth the Surface 4 - Buff for a Super Shine Done! It gives your nails a healthy look without needing to use any clear polish. It is also great in creating a smooth base prior to nail polish application, allowing for a smooth even application. You can pick this up for just a few dollars (I got mine from Amazon), so if you’re interested, give it a try!
Long Curly Hair Routine ✨
Does your long curly hair need some love? 💕 Try this easy routine for amazing curls and incredible volume! Step 1. Start with wet, clean hair fresh out of the shower 💦 Step 2. Use a detangler like Suave - Kids Purely Fun Detangler Spray  Step 3. Brush hair safely and gently with a Wet brush - Purple Pro Detangler Step 4. Apply a curl cream like NOT YOUR MOTHER'S - Curl Talk Defining Cream from root to tip and comb through with fingers Step 5. Apply a gel for extra hold like this one by Giovanni Eco Chic Haircare Step 6. Pineapple Dry using an old t-shirt or TURBIE TWIST - Microfiber Hair Towel Step 7. For added volume blow dry with a diffuser
NOT YOUR MOTHER'S-Curl Talk Defining Cream
🍊 Vitamin C for ALL SKIN TYPES!🍊 I love all things Vit C! It’s my AM jam and I’ve seen great changes with it. Brightening. Less hyperpigmentation. Hydrating. Firming. anti-wrinkle. It gives my skin the glow it needs. These are my 3 current favorites! I’ve broken it down by price/quantity/ingredients/where you can purchase them. Let’s break them all down really quick. 🍊 @summerfridays #ccme serum. This is the one I’ve used the most from the 3. It’s my all time favorite and has become a staple in my routine. Love that it has squalene in it. And Niacinamide. Out of the 3 this has the thickest texture. So to all my dry skin peeps, this is your jam. Please note that it has 2 Vit C derivatives. 🍊 @skinnlab_global Vit C brightening serum. Love that this one has HA. It’s texture is like HA texture as well. Kinda slippery. It has one Vit C derivative. The most reasonably priced from the 3 and the only one that has collagen. 🍊 @soonskincare Phoenix Pure Vit C. This is the only one from the 3 that has pure Vitamin C. Ascorbic Acid. And has Vit E so you know it’s helping with the absorption of Vit C. Price is steep but it’s been very enjoyable. Actually it’s the one I’ve been reaching for the most lately. The texture is pretty thin and spreadable-perfect for oily skin peeps. I still want to try the one from Naturium but these are my top 3 favs right now! What’s your fav Vit C?