8 of Our Favorite, Fun Face Masks!The right face mask can be super great and enriching for your skin, also a great fun to use.
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!Face masks are a huge new trend that have popped up in the last few years. Whether your skin is ashy, dry, oily, or anywhere in between, the right face mask can be super great and enriching for your skin. Not to mention using them is crazy relaxing! And as they’ve gotten more popular, they’ve also gotten more fun too, with many brands offering facial masks with animal designs, fun colors, and amazing smells. So kick your feet up, get those sliced cucumbers ready for your eyes, and try out some of our favorite face masks that we’ve tried below.1. GlamGlow’s Glow Lace MaskThis mask is super delicate looking, with its lacy design, and comes in two separate pieces, so it’s sure to fit any size face. It has ingredients like green tea and caffeine, which will help not only to hydrate your skin, but to energize it too! After taking off this facial mask sheet, your face will feel re-energized and revitalized right away. It’s perfect for any skin type, whether it be normal, dry, oily, or even a combination of all three! So if you’ve got ten minutes to spare between meetings, appointments, or anything else in your hectic life, use this mask to give your skin a quick revitalization.2. Dr. Jart’s Lover Rubber MasksOkay, so hear us out. This facial mask may make you look terrifying, but it’s super amazing for moisturizing dried skin, and great for people struggling with acne. There are four different kinds you can get: Hydration Lover, Bright Lover, Clean Skin Lover, and Firm Lover. Whichever one you chose, this facial mask also comes in two pieces, which ensures that regardless of what your face looks like, you’ll be able to fit the mask on your skin. Each is actually rubberized, which keeps the serum on your skin long after you take the mask off, and also provides cooling benefits. This means it’s great for those of us out there with bad sun burns! It comes in four fun colors: blue, yellow, grey and pink. You may look like a robot or doll for the 40 minutes you have it on, but the end result is totally worth it. Just make sure you warn your roommate ahead of time!
Dr. Jart+Hydration Lover Rubber Mask3. Sephora Collections’ Sumpermask Mud MaskThis mask may make you look like Shrek while it’s on, but wearing masks is half the fun of using them! Sephora’s Mud Mask is green when you put it on, and has a formula using mud that will help any skin type become more even. Do you have acne, large pores, or problems with blackheads? Slap this mask on, binge watch your favorite Netflix series, and before you know it, you’ll have gorgeous, glowing skin!
SEPHORA COLLECTIONSUPERMASK The Mud Mask4. GlamGlow’s Eyeboost Reviving Eye MaskChannel your inner Phantom of the Opera with this flashy eye mask. GlamGlow makes a second appearance on our list with their facial mask specializing in revitalizing the skin around your eyes. Filled with skin your stuff finds yummy – like algae and mushrooms – this mask fits over half of your face and is totally blinged out! It’s great for getting rid of those under-eye bags and smoothing lines. You can even wear it to your next masquerade ball (as long as you invite us)!
GLAMGLOWEYEBOOST Reviving Eye Mask5. Kiehl’s Instant Renewal Concentrate MaskIf you’re feeling super extra today, this is the mask for you. This gorgeous gold mask is amazing for evening out your skin texture and helping hydrate your dry skin during the winter. Just make sure you show off that gold sparkle while your face gets bathed in Amazonian oils that is great for even the most sensitive skin.6. SNP’s Animal Sheet MasksChannel your inner animal with SNP’s line of sheet masks featuring some of our favorite furry critters! Offering designs like koalas, dragons, pandas, or kittens, SNP’s masks specialize in hydration, soothing irritated skin, brightening dull under-eye areas, and smoothing out those wrinkles. I mean honestly, who wouldn’t want to walk around as a koala while your skin gets that special glow!? Sign us up!7. Miss Spa’s 24K Gold Facial Sheet MaskThis is our second gold mask on our list, because honestly, we couldn’t get enough! This gorgeous mask is literally made with 24K gold, and it shows not only when you put it on (it’s gold – duh!) but when you take it off too! After having this mask on for just 20 minutes, it feels like the glow transfers from the gold in your facial mask to your face. It’s amazing for helping skin regain its elasticity and tone. Plus, it’ll help to get rid of any redness. It’s seriously amazing, and obviously, you can’t go wrong with gold!
miss spa24K Gold Facial Sheet Mask8. OMG’s 4 in 1 Kit Zone System MaskThis mask combines some of our favorites into four different types of masks that are great for your skin and look pretty cool too! For under your eyes, you’ll get a gorgeous 24k hold eye patch, which will help reduce swelling and dark coloring. For your T zone, this kit includes a dark charcoal clay mask, that will make your pores look smaller while cleaning them out at the same time. For the U zone, brown kaolin clay helps to tighten and tone in places you’d rather not have wrinkles. And lastly, pop that moisturizing finishing cream, which will make all those good ingredients soak in and leave you with hydrated, gorgeous skin!
double dareOMG! 4 in 1 Kit Zone System MaskWe picked all of these masks not only because they look cool, cute, or silly, but also because they left our skin feeling absolutely amazing. Regardless of what look you’re going for, if you pick one of these facial sheet masks, you honestly can’t go wrong! For more advice on fun sheet masks, check out Cherie's latest articles. And, if you want to find the latest and greatest products that work best for you, download Cherie's app and check the beauty reviews.
My Acne Journey (Long Story)
Hi there! My name is Chelle, and like I’m sure many of you have dealt with, I have been in a battle with acne since I was a teenager. It’s been the bane of my existence and a constant thwart to my self-confidence. About 4 years ago, I started using Curology - Curology formula which, at first, worked absolute wonders! They prescribed to me a formula with azelaic acid, and for about 3 years, I felt like I had conquered and controlled my acne issues. Of course, I still had the scars and enlarged pores, but no new breakouts or cysts. I was incredibly satisfied and for once in my life, I had gained some the self-confidence that I never had growing up. I even enjoyed not having to wear as much makeup. However, a couple months before my wedding last year, I started noticing some acne beginning to consistently form in my chin area. I at first attributed to pre-wedding stress (which honestly didn’t make much sense because I actually didn’t do all my wedding planning). But even after the wedding, the breakouts continued to worsen. I reached out to Curology and they switched my prescription to the more aggressive tretinoin. It helped to control it somewhat, but unlike before, new breakouts would surface every week. So with that being said, I’m going back to square one with my acne journey. I’ll using Cherie as a journal to document my successes and failures as I try to, again, get the zits under control. I happily welcome recommendations and feedback! I am by no means a skin or beauty expert, but my hope is that my journey will somewhat encourage another individual that they’re not alone in this battle! Here are the list of products that I am currently using. I’ll do reviews of them as I go! AM Routine: ￼Neutrogena - Oil-Free Acne Wash Cream Cleanser ￼medicube - Zero Pore Pads ￼#Beautycounter - Countermatch Eye Rescue Cream[products]#[FiveStars] ￼ Neutrogena - Neutrogena Hydroboost Water Gel Moisturizer 50ml PM Routine ￼Neutrogena - Oil-Free Acne Wash Cream Cleanser ￼Curology - Curology formula God bless! Chelle
5 Reasons Why I Love TO’s Niacinamide Serum
I first heard about The Ordinary’s Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% serum when I was searching for brightening serums last year. While my combination skin rarely ever breaks out, I do have some dark marks left over from the occasional pimples that I would like to disappear, or at least, improve in appearance. So I ordered TO’s Niacinamide Serum, crossing my fingers and hoping that it’s actually effective. It’s been almost a whole year later and I’m already on my third bottle of this serum. I have to say, I love it more and more as time goes by! Here are the 5 reasons why. 1. It lightens up my dark spots. It’s not a very dramatic change, mind you, but it does lighten my dark spots quite noticeably. I guess I’ll have to use a few more bottles of this serum if I want to completely lighten them. 2. It smoothens my skin’s texture. I can't believe just how nice it is to glide your fingers over your skin and not feel any bumps! 3. It provides much-needed moisture. My skin never feels dry when I have this serum on. I think it’s successful in locking in the moisture from my essence, too. 4. It doesn’t make my skin oily. Even though it moisturizes my skin, it doesn’t make my face look oily or greasy. This is very important to me because I really like keeping my face matte. 5. It makes me look fresh in the morning. Who doesn’t like seeing that healthy glow on their face when they wake up in the morning? Definitely not me! Can you guess what my overall rating is? 💋💋💋💋💋 5 out of 5 kisses! I really enjoy using this product and I think I’ll keep using it for the future, at least until I find a worthy replacement. Hopefully not, though! If you have some dark spots and you’re having a hard time reducing their appearance, you may want to try out The Ordinary’s Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% serum! You can get it for only $5.90 on the Cherie website! The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% Have you tried this product before? Loved it, hated it? Let me know in the comments!
an amazing line for dull skin + pigmentation
Georgette Klinger and Cherie gifted these products to me so I could review them honestly! I have been using them for ten days now, and I have thoughts to share! I supplemented this routine with a moisturizer, spf, and eye cream, as well as hydrating masks every three days. Pre-Information — I’ve used many vitamin c products in the past, and my skin likes the ingredient! I have combo skin, which is sensitive and acne prone. I also have rosacea, which makes my skin red, especially when using actives. Every product here has fragrance and all the products smell like an orchard (it’s strong!). If you are sensitive to fragrance, keep that in mind. GEORGETTE KLINGER - Vitamin C Cleansing Gel 6.7 oz I like this cleanser, and I don’t usually reach for gel cleansers because they tend to be fairly stripping. This one is gentle and doesn’t dehydrate my skin on impact; I use it as a second cleanse at night following an oil based cleanser. It doesn’t irritate my skin, but kind of soothes it instead — which is a lot to ask for from a cleanser. Not the best for daytime use for me, I find that in the mornings my skin is better off with water + toner. Three stars because it smells like dollar store hand soap and I cannot ignore it. GEORGETTE KLINGER - Vitamin C Toner I think it’s an okay toner! I don’t like the dispenser at all, because product comes out fast and it’s hard to control. The viscosity of the toner is pretty thin, but my skin feels smooth after application. It sinks in fast and isn’t sticky! I use this with a reusable cotton round and it preps my skin nicely for the rest of my routine. It’s not really a “special” product for me, and I’m the kind of person who wants skincare routines to be ritualistic and also make me feel good on the inside, so I’ll have to pass on repurchasing. GEORGETTE KLINGER - Vitamin C Complex This might be one of my favorite vitamin c serums! It’s a little tacky, but sinks in faster than some serums I’ve used, and once you apply a moisturizer, the tackiness disappears. It’s pretty gentle and I didn’t experience any discomfort, tingling, or excess redness after application. I really like the packaging on this, and it’s an easy product to slip into your routine. GEORGETTE KLINGER - Vitamin C Mask This is my favorite product out of the four! I LOVE the packaging — pump top for a mask? Revolutionary. The pump makes getting product so easy, and you can control it easily. The texture of this mask is like a thick smoothie, and it smells good, too. I noticed my skin becoming brighter when I use this for a midday pick-me-up. I can guarantee that I’ll run out of this one first. Overall, my skin looks GOOD. I can’t tell if it’s just because of my cycle, or if these products did wonders for me (ten days is a short time to tell I think). I did notice some dehydration towards the five day mark, but overall my skin looks better!
How do you heal and treat your skin?
✨I’m gonna share with you my nighttime treatment my skin really appreciates, and how I wake up with much cleaner and radiant skin. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ✨ For a very long time , I would always wake up with dull skin and uneven texture. There won’t be any radiance or glow , and its sort of demotivating to start the day like that. Acne wasn’t a big problem but it did occur few times a month and would always leave scars or blemishes. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ✨ A while ago I came across a Acne Treatment oil called ‘Meltdown’ by @blume 💕 ✨ What is it? It’s an oil for Acne Prone Skin which you can use to prevent acne, clear acne and blemishes. It’s a blend of all natural ingredients. ✨ Key Ingredients Rosehip, Blue Tansy, Tamanu, Lavender, Black Cumin Seed ✨ My thoughts At nighttime, I usually cleanse my with @blume milk based face wash ‘Daydreamer’ . I really like it because its so creamy and gentle. It doesn’t irritate my eyes or skin. To use ‘Meltdown’ , I mix a few drops of this essential oil based serum with @milkmakeup moisturizer. It calms down any inflammation I have and its a perfect nighttime treatment to heal my skin. Now I wake up with much clearer skin which I can feel confident about and start my day. It really heals the skin overnight and any acne I have goes away in a week or so. Its been amazing to clean up the blemishes, and there are only a few areas left. Also, for the people who weren’t able to use @milkmakeup vegan moisturizer because its too rich, I think it would be a great idea to mix it with an oil/serum so it suits your skin. - - What’re your favourite nighttime treatments? Let me know what you think ☺️ BLUME - Daydreamer Face Wash BLUME - Meltdown Milk MAKEUP - Vegan Milk Moisturizer
Quarantine Manicure 💅🏼
Hi my name is Katerina, you may call me Kat and I’m a neutrals girl. I gravitate to anything and everything neutrals. I may have 50 shades of neutral polish in my collection already. But that doesn’t stop me from adding more! I found this pretty shade on amazon during my regular quarantine browse. I never tried the miracle gel line and decided to give it a go. Just so you know I prefer regular polish for myself. I know you may pass judgment but hear me out! I feel like gel and shellac and other long lasting polishes destroy my nails. They become dry, thin, brittle and break easily. I don’t think it’s worth it. So I prefer to experiment with different brands of regular polishes to see which lasts the longest. Also a couple of chips here and there really don’t bother me. This is my 5th time using this product so I feel like I can give an honest review about how I feel about it. The color is called ‘Little Peony #247’🌸It’s a creamy baby pink shade. It almost reminds me of the OLD Essie Fiji color (my favorite shade of all time before they changed it to a darker pink color). It took two coats to get an even distribution of color and dried quickly when topped with Seche Vite top coat. The color started chipping around day five. But before you click away let me tell you that my hands are always in water. I’m a Chef, so I’m always working with my hands. I’m also a clean freak that still gets on her hands and knees to clean the floors from a bucket twice a week. So my hands take a beating on a regular basis and this polish managed to stay intact through the daily torture. If you’re not working this much with your hands I’m pretty sure you can get away with a week of it not chipping. I’m probably going to look into more shade from this collection and see if the Fórmula holds up for all their shades this well. If you’re still a regular polish fan I highly recommend this collection but especially this color because I die over it!
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