The Beauty & Wellness Habits Millennials Ditched, and Picked Up, Throughout The DecadeFrom perfecting their highlight to daily workouts, these beauty glow ups were ten years in the making.
When we talk about beauty glow ups, we don't just mean going from not washing your face to washing it (though, that is an important growth point!) Beauty glow ups also include the mental, spiritual, and emotional growth we experience, which, in our opinion, can be more important than graduating from barely knowing how to put on eyeliner to perfecting the cat-eye. Throughout the last ten years, we've ditched and picked up so many beauty and wellness habits it's hard to keep track (remember when nude lips and heavy smokey eyes were a thing? Or when everyone was on the master cleanse?) Through it all, we know that one thing rings true—going from your teens to your 20's is a major glow up for everyone. We talked to four young professionals about how they glew up from the beginning of the decade until now, and what lessons they've learned that have contributed to their overall well-being and happiness. Brandon Towns, 24 What were you up to at the beginning of the decade?"I was 15 years old, in high school, and was a dedicated track runner. I had dreams of being an olympic runner, which meant my life pretty much revolved around practice. We were constantly running whether it was off season or not. Eat. Sleep. Class. Run. Repeat. That said, I definately took care of my diet but I didn't really take care of my skin. I'd be so tired, I'd jump into bed after practice without necessarily washing my face."What was your biggest glow up at the end of this decade? "Getting my skin regimen together. I now understand the importance of taking care of my outward appearance, along with my general wellbeing. I do a lot more things for myself now that contribute to my health and happiness!"What piece of advice would you give your younger self?"Get out of bed, and jump into the shower! Haha, but really, I'd tell myself to go ahead and try new things. Be flexible, and don't be afraid to take chances. They're gonna get you somewhere!"Tiffany Fuentes, 25What were you up to at the beginning of the decade?"I was in my sophomore year in high school, and I loved art. I loved playing around with abstract art, which kind of caused me to fail in a high school art class, but I got to practice for fun with my makeup! I actually wasn't allowed to wear makeup because of my parents, so I'd save my lunch money and sneak to Sephora to buy eyeliner, and then secretly take my moms red lipstick, do my makeup after leaving the house, and always take it off right before I got home."What was your biggest glow up at the end of the decade?"Back then, I had no idea what I was doing with makeup—I just knew I wanted to get creative with it and have fun! Now at the end of the decade, I know how to beat my face, get that highlight right, and just enjoy it all without restrictions. Also, a life glow up I've had is just being more in tune with myself and more comfortable and happy with me." What piece of advice would you give your younger self?"I'd tell myself you are enough, you can do it all, and just keep pushing through all the trials and tribulations. There's a glow up waiting for you at the end of this decade!"Lexi Ronnestrand, 23What were you up to at the beginning of the decade?"I was 13 and did a lot of sporty activities with friends like kick ball, jump rope, and all that fun stuff. I looked like a tomboy and I loved wearing my red converse and sweats, even though I had a mom who always wanted me to play with makeup, I never really wanted to. I was kid, and wanted to be just that!"What was your biggest glow up at the end of the decade?"When I was younger, I used to think that people who would wear makeup, dress cute, and do their hair were trying too hard. I used to think they weren't being themselves! But throughout the decade, I realized that the effort we put into our presence is actually a form of self expression. Now, I see that fashion, style, and makeup are great ways to express who we are as a person. I'm glad I got out of my comfort zone to explore that!" What piece of advice would you give your younger self?"I'd tell myself to not wear the sweatshirt with all the holes in it, and to listen to mom!"Pat Nguyen, 26 What were you up to at the beginning of the decade?"I was 17, a junior in High School, and wasn't really taking care of my skin. My mom didn't believe in face wash, so I would just use hand soap to wash my face. I knew I wanted to invest in my skin more because of my acne, so I would use my allowance to try new things." What was your biggest glow up at the end of the decade?"Throughout the decade, I learned how to prioritize myself. Even with my skin, taking the time out to find what works for me and what would help me clear my skin gave me the confidence I needed to get through college. I also learned throughout this decade how to really care for my health through consistently working out, and that has been one of the best decisions I've made for myself. So, my biggest glow up from the beginning of the decade until now is finding my self-confidence through healthy decisions like going to the gym and taking care of my skin."What piece of advice would you give your younger self?"I'd tell myself to look inside myself to find happiness but to also look to others for guidance. They will help you along the way, but everything you need is already within. That's where the glow up is waiting."Got a glow-up you want to share? Download the Cherie app and show us how you've changed over the decade!
Dec. 30, 2019
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Create A Subtle Cat Eye Using Lash Extensions💕
This post is dedicated to those of you who don’t want or can’t use a lash strip! If you have a subtle eyeshadow look, a great way to enhance your natural eyeshape is to use individual lash extensions! It’ll give you that your lash but better look and create a charming “atmosphere” around the eye. You don’t have to be a lash artist to do it. All you need is some classic lash glue and individual lashes from a place like LASHIFY - AMPLIFY GOSSAMER LASHES For this eyelook, I created a Demi lash towards the outer corner. A Demi lash is essentially a lash that is about 1/3rd long of a normal strip lash. Starting for the end of the outer corner I used three individual lashes beginning with a 14mm size at the outermost corner. Next would be a 12mm and a finally a 10mm. You can see the difference it makes in the first photo vs the second. In the second photo, I just have mascara, whereas the first photo I have the 3 individual lashes! Tips: 1. Curl and put on your mascara BEFORE you put on the individual lashes. The mascara will provide a sturdy base for the individual lashes to attach to. 2. Use a tweezer to assist with your application and attach the lash to your lash line. DO NOT put it directly on the waterline because this will cause irritation. You do want to be close to it though! 3. I use the lash glue from house of lashes. It’s comfortable and not clumpy. Place the glue on the individual lash like you would normally would on a strip lash. You only need A LITTLE bit of glue. Placing too much will cause difficulty in sticking and it’ll get all over your lashes. Another glue you could use or try is the DUO - DUO Brush-on Adhesive Enjoy your flirty “natural” lashes 💕😄
2020s Biggest Trend: Dermatologist Approved
The biggest trend in 2020 is PERSONLIZRD SERUMS. I tried #Atolla and here are my genuine thoughts (SURPRISE AT THE END OF CAPTION!) Do you ever feel like there are too many skincare products out there and have no idea what you need? Trust me, it’s happened to me too! I have been using #ATOLLA which is a company that formulates serums with a mixture of ingredients to target with your skin needs. Here are some of the benefits: 1) The serum is personalized for your skin. 2) you are able to monitor your skin changes each month with a skin test 3) Your formulation is altered monthly to target your problem areas. 4) It formulates several key ingredients into one serum, rather than buying separate creams. 5) it takes into account the products you are currently using. My initial skin concerns when completing my skin quiz with Atolla was battling dry skin as well as skin hyperpigmentation. They sent me a product with vitamin C complex as well as Alpha Arbutin. Vitamin C acts as my antioxidant against sun damage, evens out my hyperpigmentation, increases collagen, and increases hydration. Combining this with alpha arbutin, which targets the enzyme that produces pigment, only further reduced my hyperpigmentation. Like everything, results did not come overnight, but with consistent use, I was able to really even out my skin pigment and hydrate my skin. 🎉🎉🎉CHERIE SURPRISE 🎉🎉🎉 I've asked Atolla to give my CHERIE APP followers an exclusive code “DRCHRIS” for 25% off! Excited to see what you guys think!! 🙌🙌 Atolla - Custom Serum INGREDIENT BREAKDOWN:⤵️ ￼￼The vitamin C helps with collagen growth, hyperpigmentation, as well as sun damage. ￼￼The Alpha arbutin targets primarily hyperpigmentation creating an even skin tone. ￼￼Depending on your product, you can use it in the morning or night.
BYE BYE STATIC👋
Frizz and fly-aways happen to the best of us. No matter how often we moisturize our hair during the winter, escaping static electricity seems impossible. To better understand how to tame your hair static, you need to know a little bit more about what causes it. So, What Causes Hair Static? Static electricity is created when two objects rub against each other. This swap causes a kind of electric charge to build up on your hair. If there is humidity in the air, the charge can usually just go away on its own.🙏🏼 There’s many ways one can get rid of fly-aways and hair static…You can use hair oils, leave-in conditioners, there’s even some anti-frizz, anti-static hair products you can use. However, I have found a way that works best for me. I got this idea from celebrity hair stylist, Jen Atkin (founder and owner of OUAI). She says that one of the best ways to get rid of fly-aways and hair static is by using a blush brush and hairspray. I have very thick, curly and frizzy hair naturally. My fly-aways and static appear on either side of my parting and they normally appear straight after I wash and straighten my hair. All I want is a sleek smooth look, but these fly-aways always get in the way.🙄 #Sorbet - Flexible and Shine Hairspray[products]#[FiveStars] I use the Flexible and Shine Hairspray from Sorbet. I love this product because it keeps everything in place but doesn’t harden your hair (that’s the worst). I spray this hairspray onto a plain old (no name brand) blush brush, and slowly stroke down the strands of hairs that are static. This really does work like a bomb. You do have to go over the strands a couple of times until all of them are sleek and smoothed down. There’s my little trick of the day. Try it out and let me know if this hack works for you! Paula x
COLLAGEN— THE SECRET TO WRINKLE-FREE SKIN?!
I’ve always heard/been told that once you hit 25 you need to start incorporating collagen into your daily routine. Our bodies natural collagen production begins to decline and adding it or collage- boosting products can help to keep plump, wrinkle-free skin. I am under 25 but that doesn’t mean that I can't still benefit from collagen products. Collagen What is it: Collagen is a protein found in your body that provides it’s structure including the skin, hair and nails. Collagen decline: Many factors decline collagen production including: •age (typically after 25) •sugar/refined carbs •excess sun exposure •smoking How to boost collagen production: Fortunately there are many ways to boost collagen production. Including foods, supplements, and skin care. This can either be incorporated directly from the source (collagen) or by the collagen-boosting foods. Collagen foods: •bone broth •egg whites •fish •lean meat •spirulina Collagen-boosting foods: •vitamin C; such as citrus fruits, broccoli •zinc; such as certain cereals, breads •manganese; such as leafy green vegetables and teas •copper; such as nuts and shellfish Supplemnets: Supplements are an easy way to incorporate collagen into the body. They can be incorporated into foods or drinks making it practical for everyday use. Some forms of supplements include: •gelatin •collagen pills •collagen peptide/protein powders •marine collagen Skincare: If you are using a skincare product this claims to have pure collagen in it, it may not be as beneficial as you’d like it to be. That is because collagen in it’s pure form may be to hard to penetrate through the skin and will leave you with no benefits. When choosing skincare products for collagen, its best to chose products that claim to boost collagen production. These products will contain ingredients mentioned above such as vitamin-c and even retinols. A product that I use that boosts collagen production with the help of active marine plant extracts is: ELEMIS - Pro-Collagen Marine Cream — $128 Key Ingredients: •Padina Pavonica: A unique Mediterranean algae with proven outstanding anti-aging benefits (aids in the production of collagen) •Mimosa: An anti-inflammatory, toning and astringent. It has a pleasing, delicate aroma •Rose: A natural fragrance component with nurturing and calming properties -Ulta.com What is it: Hydrating, wrinkle cream that helps firm the skin. How I use: This cream is intended for day use but I find it way to thick to use during the day. I like to use this cream at night as a moisturizer to seal in all of my other creams and serums. I apply all over my face and neck. Results/Recommendations: Like previously stated, this cream is very thick. I’m prefer lightweight creams over thicker ones. This cream is not irritating and did not cause any side affects for my sensitive skin. However I did not see any dramatic differences for the amount of money the product cost. I feel as if other products work better but I do like that it aids in collagen production. I personally would not repurchase. If you are worried about wrinkles or are interested in living a healthier lifestyle, I would recommend for you to think about incorporating ways to boost your collagen production. This can either be through quitting bad habits such as smoking, making better food choices, or incorporating collagen supplements/skincare into your daily routine. Lastly, if you are a vegetarian, etc. it is good to know that there are plenty of plant-based options available. #CheriePartner
lily collins 🍷 inspired look
Have you guys seen Emily in Paris? I know its stereotypical, unrealistic, and kindofunfairtothefrench but... It was so entertaining. I binged it in 2 days. I also found Emily’s actress, Lily Collins, super pretty. She looks like Snow White in so many makeup looks, so I tried my hand at once. This is what she wore in the 2017 Oscars. Here’s a few tips for how I did this look! 🍷 TIPS 🍷 ￼￼￼Start the liner with pencil. And keep it in the outer corner of your eyes. The pencil should emphasize your upper and lower outer corners to frame the wing. I used my PHYSICIANS FORMULA - Eye Boost Gel Eyeliner Trio ￼￼￼Avoid felt-tipped liner. Ironically, that’s what I used here. The L'ORÉAL - Infallible Super Slim Liquid Eyeliner IS great quality and value. Its opaque and hasn’t gone bad with on/off use in 2 years. The finish is sort of shiny, and it glides on easy. Buuuut for this look, go for full paint liquid liner. It’ll make the wing more pronounced, and less likely to fray. The felt tip is great, but the ink can run low for this kind of look. ￼￼￼Use white + light eyeshadow to emphasize the space. This helps a LOT. It doesn’t look like it at first, but this look has shadow! I used the URBAN DECAY - UD x Gwen Stefani Eyeshadow Palettepalette. Take a color that’s your skin color (but shimmery) and apply it all over your eyelid. (I used the shade Bathwater) Put a MINIMAL amount of brown crease shadow at the outer edge (Anaheim). Do a bright inner corner highlight (Blonde) AAAAAND fill in the space between your black liner (Blonde). It might soften the black liner- No worries, pure liquid liner can easily go over it again. Still, using skin-toned / brighter shadow really makes the black pop! ￼￼￼Make your lashes biggest at the center. Guys I had to redo my lashes like 10 times. And I trimmed the ends a LOT. It doesn’t even make it across my entire lid, but that’s okay- To match Lilly Collin’s look, center the lashes. Opt for a frayed look like e.l.f. - Natural Lash Kit so it opens your eyes without hiding the liner. I personally like this lash set and glue. The lashes are a little fragile, but they’re comfortable. And I like that the glue is clear- You can’t see all the places I accidentally got it on my eye. 🤡 ￼￼Pick a lip color with sheen. Her lips aren’t fully matte in this picture. But I like that- they have a pretty glow. I went for a more berry looking color. The NYX - Soft Matte Metallic Lip Cream in Madrid is just as good as the regular matte lip colors. They’re not drying, and they’re super pigmented. ￼￼And finally, a subtle blush. I found that peach/ amber goes well with this look. Apply it to the apples of your cheek, and avoid the under eyes. This will make the eye area look more open. I used the BOURJOIS - Little Round Pot Blusher in Rose Amber. A little hard to swatch, but pretty and subtle!
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