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Versed Skin Soak Rich Moisture Cream
VERSED - SKIN SOAK Rich Moisture Cream This moisturizer has vitamin e, algae extract, and squalane (it hydrates and replenishes the skin). Versed recommends that oily skin types only use this as a PM moisturizer, but drier skin types can use this for AM and PM. 👉🏻I like this moisturizer, but nothing beats HONEST - Hydrogel Cream . The Versed moisturizer is a very rich cream when you apply it to the skin, and soaks into the skin very quickly. I have dry skin, so I prefer moisturizers that leave a little residue on the skin to help retain the moisture. This moisturizer would work better as a AM moisturizer for me. If I use it as a PM moisturizer, I have to add a little face oil on top to help seal in the moisture. 💵This face cream is $17.99 at Target. It’s a decent price for the amount of product in the jar. This product would last a long time, Versed recommends using a pea sized amount and trust me, a little of this product goes a long way! ♻️Another thing I love about Versed; this container is recyclable (most of their product’s containers are). You just have to clean out the container and put it in your curbside recycling!
NEW FIND! And I’m pleasantly surprised!?
It was time to get a new moisturizer. I was currently using the HONEST - Hydrogel Cream paired with the PAULA'S CHOICE - Omega+ Complex Moisturizer , RADHA BEAUTY - Rosehip Oil , and timeless SKIN CARE - Squalane Oil 100% Pure because I have pretty dry skin. I love both of those moisturizers (although I’m not fond of all the Paula’s choice Omega+ complex moisturizer ingredients, but I loooooove the texture and feeling of it ) and love my oils (I won’t stop using the oils), but knew I needed a richer cream and also wanted to keep it down to just one cream, for time and my bank accounts sake. So if you’ve seen my last post, I was deciding between 3 brands but I couldn’t decide and was also nervous to try a new moisturizer, even though I knew I needed one, because I’m also acne prone so a new moisturizer to me was just terrifying lol. I was about to just get my usual HONEST - Hydrogel Cream because I knew it didn’t break me out and I like it a lot, although not quite as moisturizing as I need, it was on the safer side and I can’t imagine going a day without a moisturizer on this Sahara desert of a face!!! But then I discovered this brand I’ve never seen before? It’s called Awake Human. It’s not even a listing on Cherie for me to add the product! I read the ingredients and was intrigued (scroll through pics to see ingredients list), but because of my fear of new moisturizers, I was hesitant.. but I decided to bite the bullet because the ingredients looked amazing, was cheaper than Paula’s choice and the honest beauty’s moisturizer, but had the same amount of product. I received it a few days ago and I am in love!!!!! Soooooo rich and creamy and hydrating feeling, and it had the same smooth, rich, texture as the Paula’s Choice omega moisturizer, that I love so much!!! It comes in a nice little pump type of packaging, which I like. Keeps bacteria and gunk out. If you scroll through my pictures, you’ll see it. And a little bit goes a long way! The picture you see of the product on my fingers is the amount I use, but you can totally use less, especially if you have more oily or normal skin. I just like a lot of moisturizer! Lol I’ve noticed my face is much less dry feeling and looks smoother with less texture. I will keep you updated, but I think this is my new fave!!!! I’m so excited lol. Here the link the purchase: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07NWXJYVK/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glc_fabc_YHI-Fb9BRJKT0?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1 If you’re hesitant but intrigued like I was, I strongly encourage you to just try it. And if it happens that doesn’t work for your face, because remember, everyone is different and skincare is not a one size fits all, then it would most definitely be a really really nice hand cream, that would fit nicely in your bag. Have you heard of this brand before? And if so, have you used anything from them?
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My “Ordinary” Journey
My skincare routine needed a revamp but I didn’t know where to start. I wanted to use products with good ingredients but I know many companies “green wash” to make you believe all their ingredients are great. I did lots of research and decided to give The Ordinary a try. A little background on my skin: I have aging skin (I’m pushing 38) and it’s been on the dryer side since having kids. I also tend to get peri-oral dermatitis every winter. Then of course, I still get occasional breakouts! Yay hormones 😜 In September, as I was running out of my current skincare products, I replaced them with The Ordinary. I chose HONEST - Gentle Gel Cleanser as I didn’t want anything to harsh or stripping on my dry skin. After I cleanse, I mist my face with HERITAGE STORE - Rosewater Spray then apply The Ordinary - Matrixyl* 10% + HA Because this contains HA, it should be applied to damp skin. On top of that I apply The Ordinary - "Buffet" + Copper Peptides 1% I gave this 4 stars because it’s sooooo sticky and takes a while to dry down before I can move to my next step. After that drys, I go for The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% I may not have clear skin all of the time, but when I do get blemishes, they clear up very quickly. This stuff is amazing! I follow that with The Ordinary - Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA and COOLA - Classic Full Spectrum 360 Sun Silk Drops SPF 30 Since starting this routine, my skin looks so much better when I apply makeup and when I don’t wear any, My skin tone much more even. And this year, as winter approached, I did not develop peri-oral dermatitis. My skin retains moisture so much better than it ever has.
Tretinoin and Spironolactone Progress July-Dec
I’m back! And wow what a difference! I’ve since switched upped my dosage to Apostrophe 0.05% tret with 4% Niacinimide cream forumula beginning in November. I’m also taking 50 mg of Spirinolactone now. My face has definitively gotten a lot drier, with some mild peeling throughout the day (any tips are welcome!) I’m going to see how waiting 15 mins before apply tret after moisturizer and 15 minutes after tret will work Overall, I feel like my forehead has a smoother texture, and I’m seeing less breakouts. I now definitely want to start working on reducing the appearance of my acne scars, but with my face so dry right now, I’m not sure if that’s an option. I’m going to wait a while and talk to my derm about adding in any actives. Also very sad about the Purito sunscreen scandal :-( Here’s my routine below: Morning (focus on hydration and barrier) CeraVe - Hydrating Facial Cleanser dear, klairs - Supple Preparation Unscented Facial Toner COSRX - Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence PEACH & LILY - Glass Skin Refining Serum HONEST - Hydrogel Cream BRUJITA - Hechizo Facial Serum BRUJITA - Vegan Crema Supergoop! - Glow Stick SPF 50 Night (applying tret nightly-wondering whether to reduce to every other day ) DHC - Deep Cleansing Oil HONEST - Gentle Gel Cleanser (or COSRX - Low PH Good Morning Gel Cleanser ) dear, klairs - Supple Preparation Unscented Facial Toner COSRX - Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence HONEST - Hydrogel Cream Then putting BRUJITA - Vegan Crema on my driest areas Apostrophe Cream BRUJITA - Hechizo Facial Serum BRUJITA - Vegan Crema
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Makeup Routine for Sensitive Skin
I have sensitive normal-dry skin (depending on the time of year) and always look for products that are lightweight, hydrating, soothing, and that cover redness. With sensitive skin, you want to be careful when selecting and applying your makeup; your skin is likely very easily agitated and if you’re like me, you’re often dealing with redness. I struggle with redness on my cheeks, around my nose, and on my chin. For the most part, I try to avoid any products (especially face makeup) that is super heavily fragranced, because I can pretty much guarantee it’ll make my redness worse and/or cause a breakout. Here are some of the products that work for me and my sensitive skin and help to give me an even, glowy, but natural look! 1. COVER FX - Water Cloud Primer - this primer is very hydrating and soothing, it also helps to protect against blue light and pollution. I like to start with a hydrating primer, especially in the cold weather months, because my skin tends to be drier and I want my makeup to look smooth and even. If you find that your makeup clings to dry patches, make sure you are exfoliating 1-2 times weekly and adding moisture back into your skin with your skincare! 2. Quo - Quo Liquid Foundation (shade C3 Vanilla) - this foundation has a satin finish and always gives me a healthy glow (if you are oily you may need to set with powder but should still be able to wear this). I only use maybe 5-6 drops for my whole face because I like to still be able to see my actual skin. 3. HALEYS - Re:Cover Pressed Powder Foundation (shade 2.15 in the winter and 2.25 in the summer) - I am obsessed with this powder foundation; it melts into my skin and is so natural looking. It doesn’t make me look cakey or powdery and is so easy and quick to use. Typically I either wear this alone or I’ll use a bit of it over my liquid foundation in my t-zone to set it. 4. tarte - Shape Tape Concealer (shade Fair) - this is a holy grail in the beauty world for good reason, it has amazing coverage (can be drying). I apply a dot of this near the corner of my eye and another one near the outer corner, if my redness is really bad, I’ll also use a bit of this around my nose and on my chin. 5. ILIA - NightLite Bronzer Powder (shade Novelty) - I use a bronzer year round to warm up my skin & give a glow. This one is super pigmented so be careful! 6. essence - Make Me Brow Eyebrow Gel Mascara (shade 02 Browny Brows) - I loooove this stuff, it’s so quick and easy and holds up really well throughout the day. Also it’s like $3!! 7..HONEST - Extreme Length Mascara + Lash Primer - this stuff is amazing! It has a primer on one end and really does give amazing length. 8.DIOR - Addict Lip Maximizer Plumping Gloss - gives my lips the best glossy look! It’s iconic for a reason😉 #CheriePartner
My Lazy Girl Makeup Routine
This routine is my go-to, everyday, makeup routine that takes less than 10 minutes. As you can see in my before photo, I have some redness and a couple of small breakouts. Typically what I focus on with my quick makeup routine is to even out my skin tone, add a bit of colour, and make my super blonde lashes & brows visible😆 1. First things first, I cleanse my skin with a micellar water and moisturize. If I have more time to get ready, I’ll go in with serums and treatments, but when I’m in a hurry I stick to basic skincare. 2. I always apply spf, and this SKINCEUTICALS - Physical Fusion Uv Defense SPF 50 is my absolute favourite. It’s tinted and gives such a nice healthy glow to the skin (it’s not shimmery or sparkly at all). 3. Next, I apply my FENTY BEAUTY - Match Stix Matte Skinstick (in the shade Linen) under my eyes, around my nose, and on my chin to help cover up some redness. This formula is honestly not my favourite for concealer, it’s quite dry and sometimes hard to blend but I’m just trying to use it up. I also have the highlight and contour shades and I do not like the highlight at all but don’t mind the contour shade (again, they’re both very dry). 4. Then I go over my entire face with my HALEYS - Re:Cover Pressed Powder Foundation (in shade 2.15) I just love this stuff. I’m a big fan of powder foundations in general because I find them so quick and easy to use. This formula melts right into my skin and I don’t find it to be drying at all on me. It has great coverage and doesn’t appear to be caky or too powdery on my skin. 5. I love a multi-use product for saving time and this cocokind - Chagaglo Bronze Highlighter is just that. I use a little bit of it on my cheeks to warm up my face and also dab it on my eyelids to add a little bronzy shimmer. It’s creamy and blends out well but doesn’t slide all over the place - love this one! 6. Next I added a bit of the ILIA - Color Haze Multi-Use Pigment to my cheeks and lips, I have the shade Before Today and it’s a beautiful petal pink. 7. Now it’s time for brows and I always use my essence - Make Me Brow Eyebrow Gel Mascara (in shade 03) this stuff is SO GOOD and it’s like $3, I always purchase multiples at a time so I never run out. This one is the perfect shade for me and gives my brows great definition, hold, and colour. 8. Next up - lashes. I just started using this HONEST - Extreme Length Mascara + Lash Primer and it’s awesome! It has a primer on one end and the mascara on the other. I’m super impressed with the length it gives my lashes and the formula is very black. 9. My last step is spritzing my face with my CAUDALIE - CAUDALIE Beauty Elixir , this is a step that I never miss. I feel like it really blends everything together and makes it look much more natural. #CheriePartner
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The effortless monochromatic look by Alexa! Ft. Honest Beauty
Check out this summery monochromatic look! It is from Alexa Blake, who has reviewed and tested many cruelty-free and affordable clean beauties. Recently, I've been switching my conventional makeup products to clean ones and her videos inspire me a lot!😊 After I watched her video - how to create this monochromatic look with one single product of Honest Beauty, I bought the Honest Beauty Crème Cheek Blush. I tried this product on my cheeks, eyes, and lips just like Alexa suggested. The color is Coral Peach. As I tested this product and tried this look, I have to say Alexa is right! It is perfect for the summertime and it does create a fresh, effortless makeup look! HONEST - Crème Cheek Blush$12.99 Unlike Alexa, my skin is oily. I don't feel very dry when I use this product. This blush has an amazing cream to powder formula and it is definitely a great option to give you a nice healthy natural flush! For cheek: I always use a sponge to apply it to my cheeks. I dip the bottom of my sponge directly into the pan and tap it on the back of my hand to check it isn't very overloaded with the product. Then smile and bounce it onto the apples of the cheeks to build up the color. A little cream goes a long way. It also layers very nicely over the top of powder. Following the tutorials of Alexa, I also melt it down with my fingers sometimes. She recommends doing one cheek at a time and it works. 👀 For eyes: I work one eye at a time as cheeks. The product dries down pretty fast to a powdery finish so I kind of need to work quickly. But it is easy to work with. Alexa used fingers and her synthetic brush. I always blend out the edge with my fingers to warm it up. 👄 For lips: I use my fingers to apply it to the lips. Then I take a lip brush to shape out my lips. It's quite matte on the lips! This product also comes in several different shades! What's your favorite color?
BATTLE OF THE CREAM BLUSH. $20 vs $13
Powder blush who? Cream blush is the new “black.” ;) Cream blush has become really popular lately and there is so many to chose from. Let’s compare two compact cream blushes. TOWER 28 - BeachPlease Tinted Lip + Cheek Balm This is a “balm” that you can use pretty much anywhere. A cream blush does the same, it’s just a matter of name of the product. Shade shown is Happy Hour. ￼￼￼made with Green Tea extract for calming the skin ￼￼￼Aloe Vera extract hydrated and soothes the skin ￼￼￼silicone free. Completely plant based vegan. ￼￼￼DEWY. Gives a luminous glow. ￼￼￼buildable pigment. ￼￼￼can be applied with fingers, sponge, brush. (I prefer brush) ￼￼￼little goes a long way. ￼￼very creamy almost melted like texture. ￼￼￼LAST ALL DAY. (This was surprising to me, but it does last all day) ￼￼cute packaging, VERY HARD TO OPEN. I’ve messed up my blush with my finger nail from trying to open. ￼￼￼3 shades ￼￼￼$20 - worth the price. Sold on their website and Sephora. HONEST - Crème Cheek Blush This is a traditional type of cream blush. It’s very lightweight compared to tower28. Shade shown is Plum Drop. ￼￼made with raspberry, blackberry, and grapefruit extract. ￼￼buildable pigment. Starts off very sheer, but can easily be built up. ￼￼lightweight ￼￼no parabens, talc, paraffins, petroleum, mineral oil, or synthetic fragrance. ￼￼has more of a waxy feeling. ￼￼dewy finish, but much more natural and matte compared to tower28. ￼￼compact comes with mirror ￼￼4+ shades ￼￼$13 and sold at target, Walgreens, urban outfitters, ulta and more. Very much worth it! So which one is better? If I had to choose, I’d pick honest beauty. It’s more affordable, packaging is easier to open and has a mirror. There is more color options and it’s simply just a touch bit more comfy to wear, a little less shiny. I’ll still keep buying tower28, but honest beauty takes the win for this one when it comes to more bang for your buck!
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BEST MASK ALERT
WOW ☠️ I’ve only used this mask 2 times and boy !am I happy someone suggested it to me. 🤍 I have pretty normal/combo skin so clay is too drying and any creams/serums were sticky, harsh or ineffective. Follain - Dual Detox Mask: Purify + Resurface is a perfect combo of creamy and clay. It’s so smooth to put on (invest in a mask brush, thank me later) and doesn’t smell too “foofy” (as my mom says). It drys like clay but doesn’t crack and make a mess. My main issue is blackheads and sebum and after removing this it feels like it sucked all that shiz out. After it does feel a tad dry but nothing HONEST - ELEVATED HYDRATION MIST can’t fix. I have already gotten like 4 friends on this mist (seriously - thank me later). I then finish with a serum to either hydrate with The Ordinary - Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 or amp up the mask with The Ordinary - Lactic Acid 5% + HA . This depends on what my skin is doing. If it’s winter and very dry I mist a bit more and apply the hyaluronic acid (face MUST be wet to use this product - something I found out waaay late). If my pores are extra clogged I use the lactic acid as an additional liquid exfoliator. Follow up with an oil or night cream whatever you feelin’! Bottom line - I can’t recommend this mask enough and look forward to trying more Follain products!
Honest Beauty Mists
HONEST - Calm & Go Face Mist This face mist feels good on the skin, but don’t waste your money on this product. I have eczema, and this mist does nothing to soothe it. When Honest Beauty released their “Calm” line, this was the main product I was excited about but after 3 uses, I realized it was doing nothing for me. This product is also a bit pricier then the Hydration Mist; it is $17.99. I also do not like how the product sprays out of the bottle, it is not a gentle mist, but more of a concentrated spray that you have to spray multiple times to cover your face. After this bottle is used up, I will not be buying it again. HONEST - ELEVATED HYDRATION MIST This face mist is AMAZING!!! This product truly hydrates your skin; I like to use it right after I get out of the shower in the morning. It has a nice mist, so you only need to spray it 1-2 times to cover your entire face. This product has aloe vera, hyaluronic acid, and watermelon extract. I have also used this face mist over makeup when my skin needed a pick-me-up, and it did not mess up my makeup. This is my second bottle, and it will not be my last!!!
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I am a huge skincare lover and love to try out ingredients and brands. Check out my collection and my favourite brands and products. Favourite brands: Versed: this is a brand that I have tried many products and they have worked well for me. This is a drug store brand that is mid range. It is cruelty free and eco conscience, going so far as to state the percentage of usage of recycled material and having recycling instructions on their website. My holy grails are VERSED - PHOTOS, PLEASE BRIGHTENING TIGHTENING MASK and VERSED - Doctor's Visit The ordinary: this is a great brand as it is super affordable and it’s cruelty free. The way I like to benefit from this brand is to try out ingredients to see what works for my skin, their serums are my favourite. My holy grail is The Ordinary - "Buffet" + Copper Peptides 1% The Inkey lists: this brand is similar to the ordinary but I think some of their formulas are better. They focus on ingredients that allow me to find the best ingredients for my skin, they are also cruelty free. My holy grail isTHE inkey LIST - Q10 Antioxidant Serum Cosrx:this brand was my introduction to K-beauty and they are very accessible through Amazon ( also cruelty free). They focus on the primary ingredient that is either natural or chemical. My holy grails are COSRX - Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence and #Cosrx - Full Fit Propolis Light Ampoule[products]#[FiveStars] Brands with 1-2 favourite products: First aid beauty: this brand focuses on healing the skin with the incorporation of oats which are amazing. My holy grail isFIRST AID BEAUTY - Ultra Repair Cream Intense Hydration Glossier: this is a brand started by a beauty editor and are all very aesthetically pleasing and gentle on the skin (cruelty free). My holy grail is Glossier. - Milky Jelly Cleanser Paula’s Choice: this is a great brand that is science driven (cruelty free). My holy grail isPAULA'S CHOICE - Youth-extending Daily Hydrating Fluid SPF 50 Pyunkang Yul: this is a K-beauty brand that started in a medical clinic and focus on short ingredient lists. My holy grail isPyunkang Yul - Essence Toner Pixi: this is an English brand that has lots of products and lines to target different issues (cruelty free). My holy grail is pixi - Hydrating Milky Mist The body shop: the body shop is a very established brand that has tons of products (cruelty free), I love their masks in particular. My holy grail isTHE BODY SHOP - Tea Tree Face Mask Niod: this brand has the same parent company as the ordinary but it is the more expensive and technologically advanced. I love that they are pushing the bounds of skincare (cruelty free). My holy grail is NIOD - Modulating Glucosides
Gentle but effective retinol
Retinol is one of those ingredients that almost everyone should have in their skincare routine. From a teenager suffering from acne to anyone who wants to delay signs of aging. Retinol is vitamin A and it was originally introduced into skincare to treat acne and then it was noticed that because it increases cell turn over it also reduced signs of wrinkles. Retinol is the over the counter version of a retinoid, Tretinoin being one of the most popular prescription treatments. Many skincare brands have released retinol products so it can be hard to choose which one to incorporate into your routine. The way I go about choosing one is first to find a company that aligns with my values, eco conscience and cruelty free. Then I look for a retinol that suits my skin, dry but I still want modest strength. One of the main side effects of retinol is dryness and peeling and since I already deal with both I wanted a product that didn’t exasperate those problems. This criteria is what led me to the honest company that has recently been added to shoppers drug mart in Canada. The honest company was founded by Jessica Alba and they have released a range of skincare which I decided to try out as they match my values and focus on gentle ingredients that are nature and science driven. This retinol product is a serum that is a gel/cream and has hydrating properties along with the retinol so it goes with my skin. Packaging: This serum comes in a great pump bottle. You can seal it my turning the top so the retinol stay fresher and then you turn to release the nozzle and pump. Price: For 30mls this $39 which is on the pricier side of drugstore. Effectiveness: This is an encapsulates retinol so it is slow release which helps mitigate any side effects. I slowly introduced it into my routine and I now use it 2 times and week. It has helps clear my skin as well as reduce the small lines that have begun to appear. My experience: I have enjoyed using this retinol as my skin has never reacted and I wake up with hydrated and glowing skin. My skin has improved over the 9 months I have been using it (same bottle so I think it’s good value for money) as it looks smoother and younger. HONEST - Honestly Pure Retinol Serum as you can see in the picture I have bought a second bottle ❤️
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Pretty in pink skincare edition 💗💗
My favourite is colour is pink and I must say I am drawn to products with pink packaging as it looks cute on my vanity. Here is my pink collection. FRUDIA - Pomegranate Nutri-Moisturizing Toner this is a super hydrating essence/toner hybrid. VERSED - LOOK ALIVE Hydrating Plumping Mask I love keeping this hydrating mask in the fridge so it’s refreshing and hydrating. VERSED - PHOTOS, PLEASE BRIGHTENING TIGHTENING MASK this a brightening and antioxidant mask that never dries me out. LANEIGE - LANEIGE Lip Sleeping Mask this is a thick lip mask that creates a seal but doesn’t really hydrate. BANILA CO - Clean It Zero Cleansing Balm Original not my favourite balm, it removes makeup but always creates a film over my eyes. VERSED - THE SHORTCUT Overnight Facial Peel this is a super hydrating overnight exfoliant. Glossier. - Solution Exfoliating Skin Perfector this is a multi acid exfoliant that I have found to be very effective. HONEST - MAGIC BEAUTY BALM I love to use this on extra dry spots. ACURE - Seriously Soothing Cleansing Cream this is a very hydrating foaming cleanser. ETUDE - My Lash Serum I like to use this to condition my lashes and encourage healthy growth. #Versed - Gentle Cycle Milky Cleanser[products]#[FourStars] this is a super soothing cleanser that contains oats and probiotics. grace & stella - Rose quartz face roller I love to do a nightly facial massage with this chilled. #Grace&Stella - F Balm this works, cleansing balm[products]#[FiveStars] this is super affordable and very effective. SOAP & GLORY - Hand Food this is a deeply hydrating cream and keeps my hands really soft. FOREO - LUNA Mini 2 Facial Cleansing Brush Fuchsia mine is a knock off Amazon tool that really amps up my cleansing game. HOMEDICS - Facial Steamer for night I have a Homedics cool steamer but my pink hot steamer is from Amazon and helps make sure my skin stays hydrated. FINISHING TOUCH FLAWLESS - Flawless Beauty Fridge mine is a koolatron but has a similar look, I like keeping several tools and products cool. ABSOLUTE - Standing Beauty Fan my pink fan is from Amazon and it really helps speed along my routine when I’m feeling impatient.
Not going to be a repurchase
Sadly this was a miss for me. I've been using this nightly for a month now (trying to use it up) and every morning, my lips demand lip balm. I've even tried this in the day and I find myself reapplying more often. The only thing this is good for is for my eyelids at night.
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Honest Beauty | Thumbs up for Jessica Alba!
Clean beauty is typically expensive especially when you are just switching over. I've tried to buy products from different brands and see if they work. The process of finding the perfect products for myself was just exhausting and wasteful. Just in case you guys waste too much money at the beginning of your clean makeup journey, I'm recommending Honest Beauty and its holy grail products I love! Honest Beauty This brand is founded and developed by Jessica Alba. Everything is natural - paraben-free, mineral oil-free, synthetic fragrance-free, and so on. I've tied a fair amount of their products and here are some really impressive products at good prices! HONEST - Everything cream foundation$21.99 I have the shade of beige. This one is quite full coverage, creating one solid layer of foundation. It is quite full coverage. I feel like the cream foundations just tend to be a little heavier and drier on my skin, even though I have oily skin. Sometimes when my face feels dry, I add one drop of beauty oil to blend it out more smoothly on my face. Although it doesn't feel that lightweight, it looks pretty on my face. HONEST - Get It Together Eyeshadow Palette $19.99 Some clean beauty eyeshadows are not very pigmented, and not very easy to blend. But this product works as well as those conventional eyeshadows and it is at a good price! Smooth, buttery, soft, and long-wearing! It doesn't kick off a lot of dust. You get ten shades, all neutrals. It has a good range of cool tones and warm tones that you can create a bunch of diverse eye looks. HONEST - HONEST Luminizing Glow Powder $19.99 I'm using the color Dusk Reflection. For me, it's not a highlighter even though the name is glowing powders. It is my go-to bronzer! I keep it in my bathroom for everyday makeup. It has a very subtle sheen to it. Nothing glittery or shimmery, but it looks natural and doesn't look flat and matte. I'm glad I've found Honest Beauty! Trustable, not that pricy, worth trying. Hopefully, you guys will find it helpful!
Honest Beauty Cream Foundation
HONEST - Everything cream foundation This is one of my all time favorite foundations! I like the packaging; it’s very unique for a cream foundation. Every cream foundation I have ever used has been in a stick form, so I enjoy using my brush to apply the foundation precisely. The brush that I have found works best for this product is ecoTOOLS - 360* Ultimate Blend Kit . I also love how this color matches my skin tone! I have very fair skin and sometimes it is hard for me to find a fair foundation shade that matches my skin tone and looks natural. I use the shade “Cream”, although I could probably use one shade darker for summer. This foundation also does not require much powder to set! This base goes on matte, so all you need to do is brush some translucent powder over your t-zone and you will be set for the day!
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Versed Sunday Morning Antioxidant Oil Serum
#Versed - Sunday Morning Antioxidant Oil Serum[products]#[FiveStars] I’ve never seen anything like this!!! This product has both oil and serum; the contents separate in the bottle so you have to shake the bottle before each use. In the oil part, there is camellia oil and sea buckthorn extract that helps prevent redness, strengthen the skin barrier, and prevent moisture loss. In the serum part, there is chamomile extract and vitamin E that helps keep skin calm, bright , and hydrated. Versed says you can use this product under, over, or in place of your moisturizer. ✨I highly recommend using this!! I have been using this for a week, putting it under my moisturizer in the AM. I have very dry skin and I feel like this product really helps seal the moisture in. It also makes my skin feel non-greasy and very smooth.✨ 👉🏻I do not recommend this product for PM use for very dry skin. For PM use, I prefer to use HONEST - ORGANIC BEAUTY FACIAL OIL because it’s a little bit heavier, and I need that at night, especially during the dry winter. Normal to Oily skin types would be able to use this for their night routine.
Skin is healing!
Thanks for all the suggestions from my last post. It really help get my skin and it looks better than before! Below are products I use to recover my skin. BLACK GIRL SUNSCREEN - Black Girl Sunscreen SPF 30 The sunscreen by itself is very moisturizing enough to wear alone. It keeps my skin moisturize all day, gives me a beautiful flow. And the best part is that it doesn’t leave a white cast on my skin. This is the best sunscreen I ever tried! Sweet CHEF - Kale + Vitamin B Serum Shot I love this stuff! After trying the sheet mask I was convince that I needed to try the serum shot because that mask really heal the the dryness and the discomfort my face was feeling. The serum shot leaves my skin soft and very hydrate. I just don’t like how difficult it is to get the product into the dropper because the serum is quite thick. FARMACY - Daily Greens Oil-Free Gel Moisturizer with Moringa and Papaya I like this moisturizer because it light weight but still keeps my skin hydrated. It also pairs will with other products. I just didn’t care for scent. CeraVe - PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion I use this as my night time moisturizer along with the Honest face oil to lock in additional moisturizer. The formula is very light weight and it makes my skin feel soft alone. I just don’t like that I have to pump out a lot of the product to satisfy my skin. HONEST - ORGANIC BEAUTY FACIAL OIL I like this oil a lot. It pairs well with most of the moisturizers I have and it works well on my skin when I it wear alone. You can smell the lavender in it and I read some where that it’s not really good for the skin, but it’s been helping my skin. Sweet CHEF - Kale + Vitamin B Fresh Pressed Sheet Mask I mentioned how I loved this product already! esfolio - Green Tea Jelly Pack I found this gem at TJ Maxx for about $5.00 a few months ago. I wasn’t really sure how to use it and there weren’t many reviews on it as much. When my skin had that bad reaction using some of the Glow Recipe products this was the first thing I put on my face. I would wear it alone as an over night mask. And some times in the morning I would wear for 20 minutes then rinse off and proceed with my skincare routine. I really help with my drying skin and help it it hydrate. HONEST - Deep Hydration Eye Cream I notice I had a lot of dried skin on the bag of my eyes and just a little above my eye lids from using the Glow recipes Avocado Retinol eye cream. It look like premature winkles. To avoid damaging the skin more I use this eye cream to help give the skin hydration. I notice it improve my skin and the dead skin would slowly peel off.
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Mwah!! XO My favorite lip glosses and lip stains
1. BURT’S BEES - Tinted Lip Oil My favorite everyday gloss! Hydrating. Natural looking. Comes in a pen with a brush applicator. I’m wearing Carmel Cloud here. 2. HONEST - Honest Beauty Tinted Lip Balm This one is also a good hydrating gloss. More of a sheer wash. Less glossy. Wearing Fruit Punch here. 3. Glossier. - Generation G Sheer Matte Lipstick Probably my least favorite in terms of hydration. But I love the Kool Aid stain color it gives. Wearing Jam here. 5. YVES SAINT LAURENT - Tatouage Couture Liquid Matte Lip Stain Most color. Feels satiny on lips. 6. BUXOM - Pillowpout Creamy Plumping Lip Powder I seriously love this stuff. It gives me just a little more definition and the color is like natural lip color amped up! Wearing Dolly here.
Gun-Metal Grey to up the Drama
My health has been failing me as of late, so glamming up has been the highlight of my day (excuse the pun). Today, I played with two palettes that I’ve had for a while, but I haven’t tried many fun looks with them since I usually stick to neutral, basic looks. I used colors from my Clinique All About Basics Palette and the Urban Decay Naked Ultimate Basics Palette. These colors are beautiful, easy to blend, and last all throughout the day. For the lips, I mixed NYX Lingerie Liquid Lipstick in Lipli 06 and Honest Beauty Tinted Lip Balm in Plum Drop. The blush is my usual Glossier Cloud Paint in Beam. Highlight is tréStique Highlighter Stick in Maldives Luminescent. I also threw on a little bit of the Sunset Bronzer from Aesthetica. Smoky, gun-metal grey looks are classic for a reason 💨
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- Tinted Moisturizer
As I mentioned in earlier reviews, I’m way too lazy for lipstick and a lip balm addict since childhood. Tinted lip balm is my fancy wear! I have really been wanting to try the Honest Beauty line because Jessica Alba is just so perfect and I’ve been curious because she seems to actually use many of her products (or is just really good at PR). I got the tinted lip balm in Lychee Fruit (nude) to start with because it was an inexpensive venture into the brand ($8.99). I am really impressed by the formula! It looks amazing and gives way more color payoff than I expected for a tinted lip balm and is buildable (full disclosure I’m ghastly pale and have very light lips). It did not settle in my lip line and actually made my lips feel moisturized (formulated with avocado, açaí, and pomegranate oils). Bonus it is unscented and not an obnoxious sweet fruity smell despite the fruit themed color names. I will definitely be purchasing more colors in this line to enhance my everyday makeup! 💕 HONEST - Honest Beauty Tinted Lip Balm
HONEST-Honest Beauty Tinted Lip Balm
I picked up this honest beauty Magic Beauty Balm Highlighting Stick as a part of my most recent ultabeauty haul and I’m SO glad that I did! It’s made with a blend of fruit and botanical oils just like their regular beauty balm but this also has mica to add some shimmer...which I’m a huge fan of ...as my account name alludes to 😘✨✨✨. It is great for highlighting cheekbones and the eye area as well as for moisturizing dry skin, cuticles and lips 💋. .
HONEST BEAUTY LIQUID LIPSTICKS
HONEST - HONEST Liquid Lipstick Let me introduce you to the first ever non-drying liquid lipsticks I’ve tried. The Honest Beauty Liquid Lipsticks come in shades that I truly want to wear and that works well with a variety of skintones! I love this formula because it is a clean, vegan formula that looks beautiful on the lips and feels great. When you first apply it, the finish is shiny. But after about 30 seconds, it will start to set and not budge. It has never dried out my lips and looks amazing both when applied with the applicator or blotted with my fingers! My favorite way to wear them is as a stain over some lip balm. The finish looks matte but still extra moisturizing because of the balm-y layer underneath. I love these liquid lipsticks and highly recommend it to anyone who is looking for a long-lasting lipstick that won’t turn your lips into sandpaper!
HONEST-HONEST Liquid Lipstick
HONESTly doesn’t hold up to it’s claims 🧐
Honest Beauty- Magic Gel-to-Milk- cleanser Ingredients: Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Water (Aqua), Sucrose Laurate, Rosa Damascena Flower Water, Caprylyl Glycol, Sucrose Stearate, Sucrose Palmitate, Kaolin, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Citric Acid. So everything about this cleanser sounds lovely! The feeling of it is beautiful, super light weight and leaves the skin soft and fresh, however it claims that it “will melt makeup away” and I am sad to report that is NOT the case. Multiple attempts using this cleanser with different levels of makeup on and even with a super light weight CC cream and regular (non water proof) mascara on and with the wipe of a cotton pad with toner on it, SO MUCH makeup residue was still coming off of my skin. Now, I love supporting brands like Honest and maybe its just in my experience, but I don’t like that it specifically states that it removes makeup when it absolutely does not. If you do a “makeup melt” oil cleanse before hand, maybe this is great for washing the skin after or using as a morning cleanser before starting your beauty routine for the day, but since it is advertised as an all encompassing cleanser I have to give it a solid thumbs down for false advertising. Sorry Jessica. HONEST - Magic Gel-to-Milk Cleanser #cheriecreator #HONESTlydidntwork #thumbsdown
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