8 Amazing Hair Styling Tools for Every BudgetWhether you’re looking to save or splurge on your next hair styling tool purchase, we’ve rounded up the best must-have products for every budget.
Cherie is an online community of beauty lovers sharing their stories; whether that's their favorite products, makeup tutorials, or skincare routines. Download the app today to be a part of #BeautyWithoutBarriers and show the world what beauty means to you!It’s no secret that achieving picture-perfect hair can cost a pretty penny. From hair color touch-ups, blowouts, and keratin treatments at the salon, to constantly heading to the store for everyday essentials like shampoo, conditioner, and hair spray, the price of styling hair adds up fast. Splurging on luxury hair styling tools is a must-do for some women—dropping $300 on the ultimate hair dryer is a small price to pay for a quicker and easier morning routine when you have long hair or thick hair—while for other women with short hair styles, the latest budget-friendly tools from the drug store might do the trick. Whether you’re in search of the highest quality hair straightener or a curling iron that won’t break the bank, there are many great hair styling tools on the market today to help your hair look flawless no matter what ‘do you are looking to achieve. The Cherie team has rounded up 8 of our favorite hair styling tools that come in a range of price points: Blowout BrushesHigh-End: Drybar Brush Crush Heated Straightening BrushFor many women with stubborn curls or unpredictably wavy hair, the thought of brushing hair is a dangerous game. Sometimes it solves all of your last-minute hairstyling problems, while other times it causes your hair to poof out in all the wrong ways, but it never reacts the same way twice—until now. The Drybar Brush Crush Heated Straightening Brush combines the heat of a flat iron with the structure of a paddle style hairbrush to help you achieve a smooth and frizz-free look just by brushing your hair. It’s easy to use, gentle on hair, and combines two steps (brushing & flat ironing) into one, saving you valuable time during your morning routine. Affordable: Bed Head Smooth Operator Straightening Heat BrushWhen your hair has lost some luster throughout the day, a quick (and heated!) detangle could be all it takes to breathe life back into your style. The Bed Head Smooth Operator Straightening Heat Brush uses Ionic Tourmaline Ceramic Technology and multi-dimensional bristles to help tame frizz and add shine while cutting styling time in half. Its lightweight design makes this the perfect travel-friendly counterpart to the higher-end model. Curling IronsHigh-End: Beachwaver Pro 1.25" Rotating Curling Iron
BEACHWAVER Co.Pro Rotating Curling IronGone are the days are perfectly coiffed ringlets crafted with a traditional curling iron. The more effortless beach wave trend is here to stay, but not without the right type of barrel to help you achieve this coveted look. The Beachwaver Pro Rotating Curling Iron creates smooth and voluminous waves on hair of all types and textures (from fine, straight hair to stubborn, curly hair) using a barrel that automatically rotates to ensure proper technique every time.Affordable: Remington Pearl Ceramic Conical Curling WandIf you prefer to take matters into your own hands, the Remington Pearl Ceramic Conical Curling Wand is an excellent budget-friendly alternative to achieving a great beach wave or curl. The wand comes in two different barrel sizes (0.5-1 inch, or 1-1.5 inch) depending on your hair length and the curl style you’re looking to achieve. Its professional pearl ceramic coating provides even and consistent head throughout the wand while causing less damage and faster results. Customers have raved about how well this iron has worked on various hair lengths and for creating a range of looks.Flat IronsHigh-End: GHD Gold Professional Performance 2" StylerIf your go-to look is sleek straight hair (or you prefer to curl your hair with flat iron instead of a curling iron) but the hair style tools you’ve had for years are due for a glow-up, the GHD Gold Professional Performance Styler is promised to be an amazing investment. No more cranking up the heat to 400° and beyond to have any hope of taming a thicker mane—this tool is designed to operate at 365° to keep hair healthy while its larger plates glide without snagging on hair. It heats up in just 30 seconds providing you with effortlessly styled hair fast. Affordable: Conair Infiniti Pro Rainbow Titanium Flat IronFor a fraction of the price (and half the heating time!), the Conair Infiniti Pro Rainbow Titanium Flat Iron promises to provide 89% straighter hair and less frizz and a silky finish. Customers have raved about the fast results and how their hair feels less damaged afterwards than with other budget-friendly flat irons on the market. If you don’t straighten your hair often or have finer hair, this tool is a promising alternative to its professional-grade counterparts. Hair DryersHigh-End: Dyson Supersonic Hair DryerThe Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer is truly the end-all-be-all of professional level hair dryers. Engineered to protect all hair types from extreme heat damage while providing unmatched fast results and controlled styling, this tool has been the talk of the town in the beauty blogger community since it debuted. The brand boasts that this dryer increases smoothness by 75%, increases shine by up to 132%, and decreases frizz and flyaways by up to 61%.It comes with three magnetic attachments (a diffuser for curly hair, a smoothing nozzle, and a styling concentrator), eliminating the need to purchase these accessories separately and allowing you to choose your look depending on the day. Its small-but-mighty digital motor V9 combines with Air Multiplier™ technology to create a high-velocity jet of controlled hair, which is the reason for its incredibly quick dry time, precise styling, and hefty price tag.Affordable: Jinri 1875W Infrared Professional Salon Hair DryerThe reviews don’t lie for this low-cost dryer that produces salon-level results. Customers can’t stop raving about how fast this dryer works while leaving their hair feeling silky and smooth, no matter the style. Its professional AC motor works at a low noise level while using negative ions and infrared heat to reduce static and frizz, seal the hair cuticle, and create sleek and shiny hair. It was created with an ergonomic design that makes it comfortable to hold and agile to operate, and just like the luxury Dyson dryer, comes with diffuser, concentrator, and comb attachments to achieve the style you’re looking for on any given day. As you can see, whether you’re looking to achieve beach wave hair on a budget or want to replicate a DIY luxury blowout at home, there are high-quality products out there to match every hair style and budget. It’s up to you to decide which products are worth the splurge to help your daily hair care routine—no matter which you choose, we know you’ll look gorgeous!
My hydration boosters
Emergency beauty treatments ✅ Hydrating ✅ Nourishing ✅ Soothing ✅ Replenishing These masks rescue our fatigued and sensitised skin by stress and external stressors LANEIGE - Water Sleeping Mask ￼￼￼light weight 💦- it’s GLORIOUS ( I use this under my make up as moisturiser during winter months). It spreads and absorbs beautifully on skin ￼￼￼lovely smell (‼️ fragrance in skincare can be irritating to some of you sweeties should you have eczema or history of allergic reactions to perfumes/deodorants) 💡 I use this mask twice every week as the last step after moisturiser during winter. In a warm weather, I apply this once weekly as mask or sometimes as my primary moisturiser. I refrigerate it as well - upon application, it bursts into a refreshing surge of cooling soothing hydration Kiehl's - Calendula & Aloe Soothing Hydration Mask ￼￼￼heavier and slightly sticky texture, compared to the Laneige Water Sleeping Mask, but still lightweight. It has a translucent yellowish gel like consistency ￼￼￼delicate fresh herbal smell 💡I use this mask not as often I do Laneige, mostly after exfoliating or waxing my skin, or when my skin just feels blahhh 🙄 and dull. I keep this lovely sweetie in the fridge as well. Kiehl's - Cilantro & Orange Extract Pollutant Defending Mask ￼￼￼smooth creamy pistachio-coloured paste, a tad heaiver than a typical facial cream texture ￼￼￼delightful smell - minty orange scent 💡I use this mask every two weeks or so, as an overnight mask, to renew my unhealthy looking skin due to environmental aggressors. In a typical routine when I include this mask, I skip my mmoisturiser, and active serum; and apply this mask after toner. I use this mask more often during summer, to regulate my oily T-zone.
How to Get More Use Out of Your Bright Colors💕
HELLOOOOOOO! I had a much needed mini break yesterday so there was no post BUT TODAY... I wanted to share some awesome tips since for most of us it’s fall/winter season and many of our bright colors are hibernating until spring! If you’re a person who typically says no to bright pinks, oranges, neon greens, etc. in the fall/winter season or don’t know what to do with them, here’s how you can utilize those colors to benefit your look/wardrobe! I set an example in this photograph of a very wearable but bright makeup look. Here’s how I got it to look “put together” without needed to add a boatload of other colors or create a high contrast. By exploring these techniques you can get a softer look but still stay in the same color spectrum 1. Play with the tones of the shade and apply it to different areas of the face! It can be difficult to use multiple shades of the same color spectrum on the face because things can turn messy/muddy very quickly. You might even look sunburnt if you’re using pinks. This can be due to the fact that some colors have the same undertone that creates the final product. Your skintone also plays a role in how the final results will look. The easiest thing you can do is play with these undertones. Have some fun with shades that can be cool or warm in undertone. You can balance out the face by having some cool tones in certain areas and warm in others. This way you won’t look “sickly”, “crazy”, or sunburnt” at the end of everything. In photo 2, you can see towards my eye area that it’s slightly “warmer” than the makeup on the rest of my face, specifically my upper lid area. The shade I created was a mixture of the color “Wild” and “Delicate” from Violet Voss - Sakura Blossom Eyeshadow and Pressed Pigment Palette , which are both warm in color/undertone. Next, I added a light cool-toned pink on my lower lid. I wanted the eyes and cheeks to capture most of the attention. Therefore, adding the cool-toned pink helped add dimension without taking away the focal points of the upper lid and cheeks. The idea is to have a sense of balance. 2. Play with Textures! If you have a ton of shades that have bright colored sparkles/shimmers and don’t know what to do with them, use them here! Imagine this being your wardrobe. You can enhance certain patterns in a blouse or t shirt with another pattern. This concept is the same for eyeshadows/face makeup. The micro-particles can really rejuvenate your makeup and enhance the look to create dimension. Imagine have a full face of the same color of bright matte pink. There might not be that UMPH you see in your typical editorials/makeup photos. By adding some highlights and other textures, it will give your eyes something to look at! Use shimmers that may have a similar color profile if you want a unified look. Other Products Used: WAYNE GOSS - The Weightless Veil Blush Palette 3CE - Velvet Lip Tint Happy Experimenting!
Skincare Snacks: Almonds & Kale 🥬
Time for another installment of SKINCARE SNACKS: A little series where I talk about different foods we can incorporate into snacks & meals that benefit our skin✨ Swipe through for a quick run down on the skincare benefits. 🌸ALMONDS: Almonds trees were one of the earliest domesticated fruit trees. Native to Iran, the oil of the Sweet Almond is used topically for both skin & hair due to its moisturizing & hypoallergenic properties. Almonds are used nutritionally as well for their energizing protein, fiber & healthy fats like Omega 3 & 6. In addition to these essential fatty acids, almonds are a great source of Vitamin E & Polyphenols. ⭐️Eating raw Almonds is best to get all the health benefits. Roasted nuts, on the other hand, may contain fewer Antioxidants & Vitamins, & some of their healthy fats may also become damaged. ✨A recent study conducted at UC Davis found that wrinkle width decreased by 10% while wrinkle severity reduced by 9% after a 16 week trial of post-menopausal women who ate approx 60g of Almonds, compared to the controlled group who ate a nut-free snack of equal caloric value, with no significant changes in skin barrier function between groups. Check the slides for more info. 🥬KALE: Topically, Kale extract increases cell turnover, prevents free radical damage & detoxifies the skin. Its rich in Vitamins A, B, C & K content, as well as Antioxidants & Phytonutrients. It promotes collagen production, & could also help reduce dark circles. Kale is also rich in protein, high in fiber & Vitamin B6, & has minerals like Potassium, Manganese, Calcium, Copper & Magnesium. 🥗 I added a lil salad recipe if you’re looking for a way to get started with Kale 🍽🥬 ⚠️Kale is also lists highly in the US for being contaminated with pesticides, so definitely wash it thoroughly!💦💚 ⚠️If you have an underactive Thyroid, it might not be a good idea not to consume too much Kale. It contains a compound called Progoitrin, which if consumed in very high amounts, can interfere with Thyroid hormone synthesis & essentially block the Iodine your Thyroid needs to function, which can result in fluctuating blood sugar levels.
Ingredients Breakdown: Lancôme Best Seller💕
Heyyy guys! Today I want to share my favorite toner with you:💕 Lancôme Confort Tonique!! 💕 Here's the information I got from my dermatologist. Ingredients: 💕 Butylene Glycol: Butylene Glycol used in many self-care products, like shampoo, lotion, masks, cosmetics, etc. It is included in formulas for these types of products because it adds moisture and conditions hair and skin. Here are three major uses of butylene glycol. 🐝 Firstly, butylene glycol is a viscosity-decreasing agent. It makes other ingredients less likely to stick together, giving makeup and self-care products a fluid and even consistency. 🐝 Secondly, butylene glycol is a conditioning agent. Conditioning agents are ingredients that add a layer of softness or improved texture to your hair or skin. 🐝 Thirdly, solvents are ingredients that maintain a liquid consistency in a chemical compound. They help active ingredients that could become gritty or clumpy stay dissolved. 🐝 Butylene glycol benefits for acne： Butylene glycol is in made for people who have acne. It isn’t the active ingredient that treats acne in these products. The moisturizing and solvent properties in butylene glycol could make these products right for you. 💕 Sweet Almond Protein: Hydrolyzed sweet almond protein is a protein extracted from almonds that has been liquefied. It acts as a protective and moisturizing agent. In cleansing products, it reduces skin irritation and improves skin tolerability. 💕 Honey: Honey speeds up your skin cells’ healing processes. If you have blemishes or an eczema outbreak, honey that’s unpasteurized could speed healing and reduce inflammation. Manuka honey is so effective at healing wounds quickly that it’s now used by doctors in clinical settings 💕 Sodium Hyaluronate: Sodium hyaluronate has moisturizing benefits when applied topically to skin tissue. No injections are required. In addition, it mimics hyaluronic acid produced naturally by the body. It's non-irritating to skin and is usually well tolerated even by people with sensitive skin. It also has the ability to penetrate into deeper layers of the skin, and also attracts and binds water. This effect can plump the skin, thus reducing the look of wrinkles and making skin younger-looking ✨ Overall, I highly recommend this product to you, especially if you have dry skin!! ✨
pre + post Halloween-Makeup skincare routine
Hi!! With halloween around the corner and face paints and heavy makeup inevitable, I wanted to share some products that I think would be helpful to making sure your skin stays safe and protected under makeup, and things to do post makeup to minimize irritation and acne. Besides your normal routine, here are some things you can add! Obviously I don’t suggest adding all these things in one day, but if you have some of these and you know they work for you, try it out! My skin type: sensitive, acne-prone, rosacea, combo My skin concern: redness, hyperpigmentation Pre Halloween Skincare: + FARMACY - Honey Potion Renewing Antioxidant Hydration Mask this is one of my favorite hydrating masks; it has a warming effect and it’s very healing. The antioxidants can protect from free radicals and provide a quick moisture barrier recovery. Use it very lightly and it washes off SO well. Smells a bit like honey. + FARMACY - Deep Sweep this toner is absolutely heavenly, it’s great for preparing your skin for incoming acne and clearing up oily skin and extra sebum. Not a lot of fragrance, which is great. This is perfect for halloween because salicylic acid is a bit photosensitive, but at night time there and under masks there is very little that could go wrong in that sense. + romer - romer Treat this product is fairly new to me, but I am very excited about it. It’s a moisturizer/treatment combo, so you can leave it on or wash it off as a mask. I prefer to leave it on; it’s very soothing and rich, so it hydrates my skin so well. Smells very fresh and also a bit like fruit! It’s made with niacinamide and prickly pear, so it’s nourishing as well as a little clarifying. Post Halloween Skincare: + PLANT APOTHECARY - Not A Spot Acne Treatment Mask you know how you can FEEL acne coming after a long day of wearing makeup or sweating or whatever? This mask is perfect for it! I usually use this as a spot treatment unless my skin is really bad - it can be drying on normal or dry skin. If you’re oily or combo, just use sparingly. It’s a powder so you have to follow the directions and mix it with water (or your favorite serum or essence or toner), I usually just do water, and then it’s like a paste! Not much of a smell, but I do like the gentleness of it. + SNP - Cicaronic Sheet Mask after acne masks or clay masks, I like to follow up with a hydrating sheet mask to soothe and calm my skin. This one is perfect - made with centella asiatica aka cica - and the sheet mask actually fits my face for the first time ever! This will add some hydration back into your skin post acne/clay mask and prep for the rest of your routine. Smells like fresh cut grass!
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