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How I keep my long hair healthy!
Some background on my hair: My hair is naturally straight. I naturally have dirty blonde hair and I used to get highlights up until about 5/6 years ago. I now dye my hair to the color seen in the pictures above. I do not dye my hair very often, but damage can occur with dyeing in general, so keeping my hair healthy is important to me! it's a 10 haircare - Leave-In Conditioner Spray Product I use this product almost everytime I wash my hair (I alternate between this and olaplex). This keeps my hair soft, smooth, and moisturized. I love it! OLAPLEX - No. 6 Bond Smoother Reparative Styling Creme this product has saved my hair from breakage and has made my hair super strong. You just need to be careful not to use too much because when I do it feels like I didn’t wash all the conditioner out of my hair. This product is amazing!! MOROCCANOIL - Moroccanoil Treatment this oil keeps my hair moisturized and shiny. I have used a lot of hair oils in the past and I’ve always come back to this one! JOSIE MARAN - 100% Pure Argan Oil I don’t wash my hair very often (only about 3 times a week to prevent over stripping). The night before it’s time to wash my hair I put a good amount of this stuff through my hair and sleep with it in. After I wash it out, I really do feel my hair is softer and shinier. Wet brush - Wet Original Brush I have used wet brushes for a while now and I really do think they make a difference. Hair tends to break off the most when it’s wet, so it’s important to be careful. These brushes are great at getting out tangles and making sure the hair stays healthy. Tips: -I try not to use too much heat on my hair, which really does make a difference -I trim my hair about every 4/5 months (only the very ends) to make sure my hair looks nice at the ends -I use silk pillow cases which help prevent breakage -I use hair towel turbans because towels can be stripping and cause breakage -use a hair mask once a week -use a scalp brush in the shower twice a week (helps get dry shampoo out of my roots and exfoliates). Of course everyone’s hair is different and not all products work for every hair type! These are just the products that have helped me reach my hair goals of having healthy, strong, and shiny hair! I hope this was helpful :)
New Lipgloss, Who Dis?
JOSIE MARAN - 100% Pure Argan Oil (as primer). I splurge on this because the women are paid a living wage and their daughters are given a safe place to be during the day. I consider it an investment that I can’t make with every product but I do with this staple. UOMA BEAUTY - Say What?! Foundation T1N. Applied really well over the Argan Oil and gave me a nice lit from within glow. tarte - Shape Tape Concealer 16N. Helps with the under eye bags! Too Faced - Shadow Insurance Anti-Crease Eyeshadow Primer MAGIC COVER FX - Dewy Finish Setting Spray I like how fine the mist is and the fact that it keeps my makeup from setting or turning matte. PAT McGRATH LABS - Celestial Divinity Luxe Quad Went on smoothly. Stayed on. Came off easily. No fall out. Felt great on! PAT McGRATH LABS - Dark Star Volumizing Mascara OG HG. OFRA - #OFRAglow Signature Highlighting Palette Goes on like butter. Really buildable and great colors. BOBBI BROWN - Crushed Oil-Infused Lip Gloss in Bitter Sweet. I didn’t know what ‘pillowy’ meant until I wore this gorgeous lip color. It was scent and taste free. It applied easily with a great applicator and the color lost some intensity but stayed true for hours. Definitely a product I plan to buy more colors from. Happy Holidays to me!
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10 MINUTE FULL GLAM MAKEUP✨
I did this “glam” makeup in 10 minutes focusing on the eyes, brows, and lips. Since I put the focus on other areas of my face, my skin makeup did not matter as much. For face makeup I did a layer of foundation with contour and highlight. For my brows I used my beloved eyeshadow pallete to add a little bit of color and brushes the brows out with some brow gel. For the eyes I save lots of time by applying false lashes and adding some mascara to the bottom lashes. For lips, I over-lined my lips and out in my favorite lipstick. I had a little bit of extra time so I used the powder used on my brows to create faux freckles. Products used: Foundation: JOSIE MARAN - Vibrancy Argan Oil Foundation Fluid Contour: MARC JACOBS BEAUTY - O!Mega Bronzer Coconut Perfect Tan – Coconut Fantasy Collection Highlight: URBAN DECAY - Naked Illuminated Shimmering Powder for Face and Body Eyebrows/ faux freckles: URBAN DECAY - Naked2 Basics Eyeshadow Palette Eyebrow gel: benefit - Gimme More Brow! Gel Duo Eyelashes/liner: EYLURE - Promagnetic Eyeliner & Lash System Mascara: L'ORÉAL - Telescopic Original Washable Mascara Lips: #Mac - Lipstick in Honey Love[products]#[FiveStars] Lip liner: NYX - Slim Lip Pencil
LIQUID CONTOUR & HIGHLIGHT ROUTINE✨
When my fave becomes dry or I want my makeup to last all day/night , I tend to use liquids to contour. Liquid contour makes more of a drastic difference opposed to powder contouring. My routine: Prep the face: It’s important to use moisturizers, primers etc. so the product has something to adhere to. I chose to use TATCHA - The Silk Canvas Protective Primer as a primer. This product mattifies my pores so there is no chance of texture peaking through. Contour: I next go in with my contour and highlighting shades. I used an ulta contour stick to contour what I wanted to add dimension to. I used Too Faced - Born This Way Super Coverage Multi-Use Concealer to brighten areas I wanted to stand out. I blended these shades with a stopping brush than tapped in the rest to really keep the product in place. It might look a little crazy but we’re not done yet! ( I added a photo of what it looks like) Apply foundation: Next I apply foundation overtop the liquid contour and concealer. As you may notice, you do not need that much foundation because there is plenty of coverage from the previous products. I tapped on the foundation with a beauty blender. I used the JOSIE MARAN - Vibrancy Argan Oil Foundation Fluid Lastly: I set everything with powder. I used the RCMA Makeup - RCMA Makeup No Color Powder I like this powder because I feel as if it brightens my skin and cause no creating. Do you prefer liquid or powder contouring? or both? And what is your skin tone type?⬇️🤍
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Skin care journey
First post on this app! But I wanted to share my skincare journey. I never really had crazy issues with my skin but working at Sephora I always get new products to try and noticed more and more blemishes. First 2 pics are in July of 2019, last 2 pics were from a month ago. My skin used to always be combo dehydrated so I started using some rich moisture products, I’ll list them below. But after a few months I noticed my skin started breaking out more. I started talking to my skincare specialist and found out that I used too many oils/ rich creams and NOT enough water. So there is such a thing as rich in moisture and not enough hydration. Basically you always want to implement water into your skin, if it’s not drinking a ton of water (which I was) its using products that are more water based. Cleanser :GLAMGLOW - Supercleanse Clearing Cream-to-Foam Cleanser to innisfree - Green Tea Hydrating Cleansing Foam Moisturizer: TATCHA - The Dewy Skin Cream to innisfree - Intensive Hydrating Cream with Green Tea Seed am use. Kate Somerville - DeliKate Recovery Cream PM use. Toner: I didn’t use toners before but now I do. During the day I use innisfree - Green Tea Seed Intensive Hydrating Toner and for nighttime use OLE HENRIKSEN - Glow2OH Dark Spot Toner Serum: JOSIE MARAN - Argan Beta Retinol Pink Algae Serum to innisfree - Innisfree Green Tea Seed Serum paired with KORA - Noni Bright Vitamin C Serum for AM use. KORA - Noni Night AHA Resurfacing Serum for PM use. These products did a shift on my skin, I continue to do my exfoliations using my Clarisonic but haven’t found the right exfoliator as I still have a bit of sensitive skin. I still use a some rich creams but only for nighttime use. But after a huge change I noticed my skin is getting a tad bit better but it’s still a long journey ahead of me. *ps I know there’s a difference in lighting but my skin does look better now as it did a few months ago.
I have been using Josie Maran’s beta-retinol pink algae serum for a couple months & I love it. It’s a gentle retinol serum that never causes redness or irratation on my skin; it’s a drier serum so it doesn’t feel greasy- it’s also great for layering under oils & moisturizers. On days when I just need that extra hydration or I’ve done a treatment on my skin & need to replenish; I reach for Josie Maran’s skin dope hemp seed oil , it’s nourishing & hydrating. It does sink into skin nicely if you use a small amount , but I have over done it some nights & it did feel a bit oily, but since it was part of my nighttime routine I didn’t really mind. I also really enjoy Josie Maran’s skin dope CBD oil (not pictured) which is a little bit of a drier oil as well, it sinks into skin fast and makes my skin feel very smooth & nourished. I actually finished that one a couple months ago, def will repurchase these items in the future.💘I actually purchased the skin dope duo, about 6 months ago, which comes with the hemp seed & CBD oil in smaller sized bottles , but I’m unsure if Sephora still carries it as a set.
Products on repeat ✨Recently started trying this Josie Maran SPF. So far it doesn’t turn me into an oil slick by the end of the day like most SPFs do! It also gives a light tint to the skin which I love and wears well under makeup.
Did you know the most effective anti-aging product you can use is just your regular old sunscreen? Forget the $200 creams, protect your skin from harmful UVA/UVB damage and you will have a youthful glow for life 😍 I’ve been using and loving 2 facial sunscreens lately: Josie Maran cosmetics Argan Daily Moisturizer with SPF 47 is a lightweight tinted moisturizer. This one wears so beautifully under makeup, but most of the time I just wear it alone! Because of the subtle tint, I find it provides just enough coverage on days where I want a more natural look. I really love wearing it to the gym for that exact reason! Throughout the day I don’t notice this breaking up my makeup (if I do wear makeup overtop) & doesn’t make my face look greasy Juice beauty SPF 30 Oil-free Moisturizer has been my go-to for the past 2 weeks. I didn’t expect much from it since it’s not one of the more talked about sunscreens, but boy do I love this one. It’s not tinted, and I would say this wears even more beautifully than the Josie maran one. While I love both, I would say this one I prefer to wear under makeup, while the Josie one I prefer to wear on its own when I’m looking for a more natural skin day.
Everyday love if you love to glow! 💫
JOSIE MARAN - Argan Daily Moisturizer Tinted SPF 47 Protect + Perfect This is the perfect everyday moisturizer with natural SPF! Infused with argan oil, this product claims to protect against sun damage while a universal tint adds warmth and radiance to skin. This is my go-to and if I am having a good skin day, all I need is the tint and some mascara to call it a day. The tint shade is universal so it’s perfect for all skin tones. I was worried about it being too oily for my skin but it applies nicely without it being too shiny. It’s just the perfect amount of radiance and glow. Another perk is that the formula and texture it’s very lightweight wait once you rub it in and apply onto the skin, so it’s perfect to layer under makeup. I usually buy the super size bottle which retails for $60 but a little goes a long way because it does last me a while! Which makes it so worth the price. I don’t have many holy grails but this one is for sure my #1 just because I can’t go a day without it. I like it so much. I’d recommend this product to anyone looking for some spf protection while trying to achieve a natural glowy makeup look. What is your favorite tinted moisturizer + spf?
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Josie Maran, yes or no?
Decided to finally try out Josie maran, I’ve heard such good things about the face butter and I found a Christmas set she has that includes all 3 full sizes for $75 so I had to splurge (again)! Face cleanser- I rated this 4/5 because I mean it’s good, it foams up a little, cleans my face, I’ll use it especially with me double cleansing every night now. But it just didn’t wow me yah know? I believe it’s unscented because it smells like nothing when I put it on so that’s a win, it’s just not an amazing cleanser Face butter- oof this baby is amazing, first of all it’s whipped I mean who doesn’t love that texture? Secondly it has argan oil in it which I love and it’s really hydrating! In the summer it will be perfect alone but this winter I’m laying so when I do this at night with a face oil, either the rms one or even the argan oil my face is soooo soft and moisturized I love it! I got the unscented one because that’s the one in the kit but I would love to try out the vanilla scented one. Argan oil- now this you can’t go wrong with, it’s actually a very absorbing oil so it’s perfect for the day time or even just to use alone as a moisturizer if you have oily skin. I really like it, again unscented like all the other products I got In this kit and it’s multitasking, you can use it in your body cream for added moisture, put it in the ends of your hair, but mostly I just use it as a face oil and love it! It would be perfect I wear under a mask too! 5/5 for the set because I am glad I was able to try this stuff, what would I repurchase? The face oil (in the vanilla scent), hmmm maybe the argan oil. I’m only hesitant because yah girl has so many face oils and this bottle is big! It will last me years!
Empty/ Repurchase - Josie Maran
This JOSIE MARAN - Whipped Argan Oil Face Butter is a God sent product 🙌🏼! This is a lightweight face cream that is amazing for hydration! I have combination skin and this face butter is just that liquid gold for the face ✨✨✨! It’s perfect for normal, oily, combination, dry, and sensitive skin. This product targets facial dryness, fine lines, and the pesky redness. This face cream is 100% pure Argan oil (according to Sephora website) and instantly nourishes your skin! Although you can’t see the product in the container it is a smooth white consistency that applies easily to the face. The word butter is in the name and that’s a perfect description to how this product applies to the face. I purchased a Josie Maran sample set and this was my ultimate favorite product from the collection. It has a light scent that is not too overpowering that reminds you of pure clean nature. This item does qualify for a clean beauty category! I bought the set back in the spring season and I finally got to it this October. I am excited to repurchase the larger container at Sephora (1.7 oz, retails for $42.00). Josie Maran is such a recognize brand and it’s reputation was the number one factor for me to try this product out. I am so happy with this face butter and I 100% recommend it to anyone who wants effective clean beauty products. Since this face item does target many concerns, I believe it is worth the price! A little goes a long way and you’ll feel your face soak up the product!
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Vitamin C Faves 🍊🍒
Josie Maran Argan bright vitamin c serum is my go to serum for application in the morning. I’ve been using this for over a month and have seen a significant improvement with the dullness of my skin . This serum is super light, absorbs quickly , and you only need 3/4 drops for your entire face. I apply this after my toner and before my day moisturizer. Repurchased full size currently waiting patiently for it to be delivered . This has been my quarantine staple🌞🌞worth every penny. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Cheer up Brightening vitamin C Eye cream I’ve also been using this product for a little over a month and a half and I have to say I’m not impressed. Upon initial application it leaves my under eye area tacky and shiny and it takes a while for it to feel like it’s absorbed . Although, i have to say it did have a slight brightening affect, I’m sure there are better eye creams that will do the same and then some for less $$ .I try to use it 5 out of 7 days of the week because I found if I use it every day , by the end of the day my eye area feels fairly dry . I will be finishing this jar and looking for another option. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Sunday Reilly C.E.O. Glow facial oil another great hit from Sunday Reilly. I hate that she ever faked reviews because people like me can not rave enough about some of her products. Some days when my face Is feeling a little dry ,but I still need my daily dose of vitamin C, I put 3 to 4 drops on my face pat it in and then use my jade roller to get it evenly applied, It leaves my face feeling nourished and Looking glowy Without leaving me feeling oily or just sitting on top of my face. I also find that between this and the argan serum my dark spots and acne scars are fading away . ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Amazing vitamin C
vitamin C is needed every day!!! But when weather and sun more shining you need #vitaminc any more... it helps fight those free radicals and help even skin tone ... it daily must have definitely #springDRUNK ELEPHANT - C-Firma Vitamin C Day Serum JOSIE MARAN - Argan Bright Skin Vitamin C Serum..My favorite of these products is cfirma... I find more important to use vitamin c and go through lot more sun screen starting in spring #springthings
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rosacea/acne Before (1,2) and after (3,4)!
and this is close to my period as well, the last 2 pictures. I was frustrated beyond belief since the beginning of the pandemic, and would have nothing but stubborn and painful rashes underneath my nose. I felt like there was no hope for my adult acne, and finally I saw a dermatologist. It's not perfect, but well on its way. I can't say enough things about the sulfur shampoo. a couple of them are medicated, but the sulfur soap is from Amazon. are there any other products people recommend for rosacea/malar rash and dry skin? Am I just imagining things and my skin actually isn't better and I just think it is?! let me know. I'm so much happier with my skin, now!! I also use plain organic honey as a mask on my face as a natural antiseptic. Works BEAUTIFULLY! now, the things listed below are a mixture of prescription, everyday, and once in a while. AZTEC SECRET - Indian Healing Clay #Amzeeq - Amzeeq topical foam 4%[products]#[FourStars] #Josoef - Joesoef Anti-Acne Soap Natural Volcanic Sulfur 10%[products]#[FiveStars] The Ordinary - 100% Organic Cold Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% JOSIE MARAN - Pure Argan Milk Intensive Hydrating Treatment Glossier. - Invisible Shield Daily Sunscreen
Perfect for dry skin!
Absolutely love this product. A little goes a long way! I use this product in my night time routine. I use this on the days that I feel like my face needs extra hydration. This product is a more heavy serum. I like to use this product before I use a moisturizer. I definitely wouldn’t use this product if you have oily skin. You should only use this product if you have dry or combination skin. I also love this product because it is vegan, cruelty free and synthetic fragrance free! This product is also good for fine lines and wrinkles. Definitely will continue to use. JOSIE MARAN - Pure Argan Milk Intensive Hydrating Treatment
This product works really well with my extremely dry and sensitive skin. Most products either burn my face or don’t provide enough moisture (especially in the winter) but I use this as my everyday moisturizer and it never disappoints! My skin is also very acne-prone and I notice that it doesn’t break my skin out but it also doesn’t do anything to prevent acne. A great product in my opinion. :)
I find my skin will dry out in patches especially around my mouth which is also where I feel the most sensitivity when I try products or use acids. Been loving how hydrating the Fresh Deep Hydration Toner is and also another saviour is the Josie maran Argan Infinity Intensive Creamy Oil. I apply a small amount around my mouth just before bed and it helps with some of the dryness around there.
- Face Oil/
- Face Serum/
- Face Cream/
- Eye Serum/
- Lip Balm/
- Lip Gloss
This moisturizer really wowed me . I usually avoid oil based moisturizers because they make me break out but this was so good on my skin . It’s definitely on the thicker side so I like to use it for fall and winter skin . But it makes my skin feel buttery soft . It sinks in after a few mins and I don’t feel oily at all . Also it doesn’t have a strong scent which I love . JOSIE MARAN - Whipped Argan Oil Face Butter
JOSIE MARAN-Whipped Argan Oil Face Butter
LIKE WHIPPED BUTTAH
The texture of this body butter is so rich and luxe and glorious. Really moisturizing without being too greasy. Amazing for dry spots and anywhere that needs some extra love. JOSIE MARAN - Whipped Argan Oil Illuminizing Body Butter
JOSIE MARAN-Whipped Argan Oil Illuminizing Body Butter
My Clay Masks Awards
Caudalie instant detox mask CAUDALIE - Instant Detox Mask The cream is pink and dries quickly on the face. When I washed it off after using it for 5-10 minutes, my pores didn't feel unclogged and my skin didn't seem any more delicate. 😐 Josie Maran Whipped Mud Mask JOSIE MARAN - Whipped Mud Mask Argan Hydrating and Detoxifying Treatment-Cucumber Aloe This mask contains tiny matte particles. It was mild on the skin, but the advertised moisturizing, firming, smoothing, and skin improvement effects were non-existent. 👎 Peter Thomas Roth maskPETER THOMAS ROTH - Hungarian Thermal Water Mineral-Rich Atomic Heat Mask The thick consistency makes it difficult to spread on the face. After washing it off, I could see my skin glowing. But as for moisturizing, anti-aging, and filling fine lines, I didn't feel any such effects. 😐 Charlotte Tilbury Goddess Skin Clay Mask Charlotte Tilbury - Goddess Skin Clay Mask This CT mask feels great on my face, is easy to apply, and doesn't dry out completely. It can really give the skin a smoother appearance and unclog pores. After washing it off, my face felt delicate and smooth. 😍 L’Oreal Multi-Masking Play Kit L'ORÉAL - Pure Clay Multi-Masking Face Mask Play Kit I've used all three of the masks but they did nothing for me besides having a strong earthy smell and they were even difficult to wash off.👎
Charlotte Tilbury-Goddess Skin Clay Mask
Argan Beta- Retinoid Pink Algae Serum
For the past three weeks I have been testing the new Argan Beta-Retinoid Pink Algae serum from josiemarancosmetics. I have sensitive skin and I haven’t had any irritation or bad reaction. So that’s a plus 😉 ❤️I love that absorbs super fast on my skin and it doesn’t feel oily. ❤️I absolutely love that has all naturally- derived and organic ingredients. ~ SMELL~ It has a peculiar scent that comes from the argan oil but It’s not strong at all and if you are used to facial oils it won’t bother you. It goes away after few minutes. ~APPLICATION~ I have been using it on my night routine after my cleanser and toner. They recommend to use a moisturizer after and I did and my skin felt pretty good and hydrated. I have not seen any improves of my fine lines or UV damage but it might be too soon. Like any other skin product it takes time to see results. Overall I have to say that I really like it, so if you are into facial oils and looking for some extras like retinol you should give it a try.
JOSIE MARAN-Argan Beta Retinol Pink Algae Serum
Josie Maran whipped Argan oil face butter
The Josie Maran face butter is an Ulta hydrating moisturizer. This is amazing for dry and sensitive skin. I put this cream on at night and wake up with moisturizer skin. The consistency of the moisturizer is extremely creamy and not too thick. I have been using this product for about 3 months now and I am hitting pan. I have gotten both my mom and sister to buy this product, both with oily skin. The price is a little steep at $42. I would still repurchase the product due to how hydrated my skin feels, and it never leaves me with breakouts!💗JOSIE MARAN - Whipped Argan Oil Face Butter
JOSIE MARAN-Whipped Argan Oil Face Butter
(Skin) Dope is dope
JOSIE MARAN - Skin Dope Argan Oil + Hemp Seed Oil Woah, I had little to no expectations for this product. I was refilling my Josie Maran Argan Oil and this came with it for practically the same price so I decided to give a go. It leaves my skin so smooth, so refreshed, and so hydrated. This has become one of my holy grail skin care items. I use it before bed and when I wake up my skin is bright and smooth. It’s ever so slightly on the tacky side- if you’ve used face oils before, then the texture is not new. It has a smell of hemp oil which doesn’t irritate me at all but it might for some.
JOSIE MARAN-Skin Dope Argan Oil + Hemp Seed Oil
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