Why Cherie Believes Self Love Is The Best Love #BeYourOwnCherieIt's self love week at Cherie! And while we love learning about your favorite brands and products, we believe it's even more important that we learn how to take care of ourselves. This is what self love means to Cherie.
Cherie [shey-ree] in French means SWEETHEART, and at Cherie [cherry], your favorite beauty app 😉, we believe we should all be our own sweethearts, from now until the end of time. In other words, we're advocates of self love. For us, being your own cherie means being the kindest you can be to yourself, and showing yourself that kindness through acts of love. It's different for everyone; sometimes it's a daily meditation, or going out for a run, sometimes it's curling up with a good book or a great movie, and a lot of the time, it's sharing that love with the people around us. We invite you all to share with us how you #BeYourOwnCherie on the Cherie app by showing what self love means to you, and how you achieve that. In the spirit of all things self love, Team Cherie is sharing what self love means to them.
What Self Love Means to Team CherieKelly Chen — Co-founder of Cherie"For me, self love is about investing in myself, and investing in myself means doing what brings me joy and peace. I love filling my time with simple pleasures like finding a good coffee shop and reading an amazing article, because cultivating peace during my 'me time' means I can better show up in the rest of my life. Food is a big thing that brings me joy, because it also brings people together! Another important part of self love for me is finding balance through boundaries. This is so important because it's easy to get caught up in my work everyday and miss out on the other important parts of my life." Kelly's most-loved beauty:
EDITIONS DE PARFUMS FREDERIC MALLEPortrait of A LadyAnn Buenaobra — Content Strategist"Self love for me means doing the things that get you to where you want to be, not to escape where you are. It's a state of mind that lives behind every choice, every action. I've found a lot of power in choice, and a lot of love in discipline. By committing to my well being (that means working out, eating well, and taking the time to unwind) I've found a love deeper for myself than I've every felt before, because I know I deserve the things I wish for, and I'm willing to do the work. This self love is one that is amplified even further through sharing." Ann's most-loved beauty: Jenny Kim — Creator Partnerships"Self love, to me, is the highest gift and the biggest reward. I see it as a practice, one that requires devotion and attention, to deservingly indulge in the things that make me feel and be better. Beyond the simple joys of petting a dog and the happy moments of taking a rainy day nap in a cozy bed (I'm a Taurus...), it's a way to be better to myself and, in effect, to the ones I love by listening to and prioritizing my needs and wants." Jenny's most-loved beauty:
SEPHORA COLLECTIONLong-Lasting 12 HR Wear Eye LinerAmber Watkins — Social Media"For me, self-love is never settling for less than what I deserve. To love yourself you have to know yourself. It's reminding me that I am also worthy of the same love and respect that I give to others. I've always believed that when you unconditionally love on yourself, it gives you the keys to navigate through the world and have deeper compassion for others. There are countless moments that have contributed to how I love on myself: those holiday evenings with family, a baby being born, the warm kiss from your partner. However, I truly believe that I am able to feel these things so deeply because I have embraced the subtle art of being alone. Self-Love to me is more than singing along to my R&B tunes in a candlelit bathtub, yet it is true acceptance of who I am and who I wish to become." Amber's most-loved beauty:Cara Straus - Intern"To me, self-love is taking in the little moments of each day, seeking new adventures and finding the unexpected in life. Whether that’s a candle lit yoga session at the end of a long day or going on a weekend hike. It could be as simple as calling an old friend during a car ride home or as spontaneous as booking a last minute flight to explore a new place. It’s remembering to take the time, to care for yourself, and do what makes you happy. What’s most impactful to me, is staying connected to those around me near and far and having people who lift you up in life." Cara's most-loved beauty:
FENTY BEAUTYPro Filt'r Hydrating Longwear FoundationKorah Robinson - Intern"To me, self-love is all about appreciating yourself for who you are (as well as who you are not.) Self-love is dynamic and has come in many different forms as I've matured and changed as an individual in a big world. In my twenty years, my self-love has grown exponentially by being mindful of the words I speak over myself, as well as intentionally practicing self-care and giving myself grace in my shortcomings. Because I have made a conscious decision to love myself more, I feel confident in my decisions and live my life in such a way that reflects power, sureness, and composure even in the midst of stress." Korah's most-loved beauty:
CLINIQUEChubby Stick Cheek Colour Balm
Let’s learn a no heat style! ￼Start by gathering your hair to one side ￼Begin a rope braid in the front by twisting two pieces. Add hair to each section and twist again. Continue this pattern until you reach your ear. ￼Split the remaining hair into two. While holding the section pop index finger and thumb through. Grab through the other section and repeat! Secure with an elastic. Xo
Kylie x Grinch - Worth the Hype?
Review time!!! I just received the entire Kylie Cosmetics Grinch Collection in the mail this week & I want to break down each product and tell you what I loved and didn’t love. Palette: I’m not one that reaches for tons of colour usually but all the greens in this palette are gorgeous! There’s a mix of matte and shimmer shades, and as usual, the shadows blend like a dream! The good thing about this palette is that there are still some neutral shades rather than just greens. I definitely appreciate the mixture of shades. Shadow Sticks: The Kylie shadow sticks are probably one of my favourite products they have ever released. They are so extremely pigmented, and so easy to apply. They’re basically fool proof, and they set as a shadow. If you haven’t tried them out, I highly suggest you do! In this collection we have a super pretty light shimmery green, light gold, and two rosy toned shadow sticks. Shimmer Eye Glazes: This product is insane. They are a super intensely pigmented eyeshadow that leaves the lids looking wet & dripping in glitter! One swipe of these on the lid is literally all you need for that intense shimmer. If you’re someone who loves super shimmery eyeshadow, I recommend giving the Kylie Cosmetics Shimmer Eye Glazes a try. This collection came with 2 shades: a minty turquoise green and a gold - & I’m obsessed and so happy to be adding these to my collection!! Olive Kyliner: My go to liquid liner is the black Kyliner, so i wasn’t surprised when i loved the easy application and long wearing quality of this olive Kyliner! The liner applies a lighter olive green and dries down to a deeper olive shade. It’s definitely not something I’d reach for everyday, although it’s definitely cute for the holidays or even for a pop of colour to a neutral eye! Blush: I am a huge fan of the Kylie Cosmetics Blushes as opposed to the other blushes I’ve tried from the brand this one had some shimmer in it! It’s quite similar to the NARS “orgasm” blush but with a stronger pink hue. I love the shimmer in it, it adds a pretty glow to the cheeks, perfect for the holidays.. or any day really :P Highlight: Def on theme, but probably my least favourite product in of the collection :( Don’t get me wrong, it’s super blinding and glowy. Although, once I applied to my face it showed off as very green. Personally I don’t want a green glow on my face! But hey, if that’s your vibe that’s cool! Definitely not a highlight I’d reach for everyday. Lip Kit: Obsessed. This red is EVERYTHING! This Lip Kit is one of the best reds I have ever tried. It has a matte finish and is extremely long wearing. I know it’s sold out but a similar shade would be “BOSS” by Kylie. Lipsticks: These shades are gorg for the holidays and I love the shade range! Long wearing & comfortable on the lips. High Glosses: Kylies high glosses are high shine, but very sticky! So if you’re not a fan of sticky glosses you won’t love these. These shades are perf for the holidays and everyday!
The Organic Skin Co.
Have you tried this brand yet. This brand is The Organic Skin. THE ORGANIC SKIN Co. - Cheeky Lips • This product is a blush and lip product. Versatile, multi-purpose blush Designed to provide a perfect natural flush and the pout to match. • Cheeky Lips comes in eight bangin’, long-lasting, highly pigmented colors. • Whether you’re looking for a soft pink blush for your cheeks and lips. • Organic castor seed oil and supercritical extracts of rosemary, pomegranate and calendula will help to replenish your cheeks and lips, keeping them smooth and healthy. 💭 I wasn't sure how to use this product when I first received it. The color is very pretty. The texture is soft and smooth. I used this on my lips. The color is very pigmented and long lasting. I tried this on my cheeks and wasn't a fan. It was too greasy for my liking. #The Organic Skin - Natural Lipstick[products]#[TwoStars] • This lipstick comes in 12 colors. With the added benefits of calendula and rosemary supercritical extracts, as well as nourishing organic oils and carnauba wax. Shades: Coral & Ruby Red 💭 I really wanted to like these lipsticks. The packaging is so pretty. The issue is the texture. These lipsticks are a little rough. I wasn't able to wear it by itself. You Definitely have to apply a gloss before using or it will break. Unfortunately it became to stressful to use. lol They wouldn't apply the right way. #The Organic Skin - TASK FORCE NINECALENDULA AND TURMERIC CREAM [products]#[FiveStars] • Infused with 9 active natural ingredients – aloe vera, jojoba seed oil, lemon peel oil, calendula, turmeric, rosemary, honeysuckle, vanilla, and seabuckthorn – this multi-tasking treatment cream has moisturizing, antiseptic and antibacterial properties. 💭 This is a nice everyday cream. The texture is nice and light. It leaves your skin smooth and moisturized. It's non-greasy and smells amazing. This cream is good for all skin types including sensitive skin. #The Organic Skin - The Eyes Have it[products]#[FourStars] • With 8 colors to choose from you can mix, match and blend our cream eye shadows. Highly pigmented, long-lasting, multi-hued, and full of supercritical extracts. How to use: Using your finger or an eye shadow brush, apply to your eyelids. Shades: Greenstone & Silhouette 💭 These are really nice eyeshadows especially if you like cream shadows. It's easy to apply and the texture is smooth. Once these shadows dry down, they stay in place. My issue was on of the shadows was hard. It kept rolling up as I was trying to get it out of the package. The shades are very pretty especially greenstone. It's very pigmented. I'm not sure if I would purchase any of these products. Your thoughts? (Gifted) #whoisnee #cheriecreator
🎯Ingrown hairs—these two little words conjure🎯
In our quest for smooth, stubble-free skin, ingrown hairs are an annoyance at best and cause for concern at worst (trust me- you don't want to see what they look like when they get infected)🤐 The cause of ingrown hairs isn't complicated. Simply put, when your hair starts to grow, sometimes it curls inward and gets trapped back under the surface of your skin. This can happen because dead skin cells clog up your hair follicle (so always, always exfoliate), but ingrowns also exist just because of your hair's natural growth pattern—so, unfortunately, those with curly hair may suffer the most! ￼Aspirin-Honey Treatment This recipe is a double whammy. Not only does aspirin naturally contain salicylic acid, but honey also has antibacterial properties, which can help reduce the possibility of inflammation and infection. 🔎Ingredients: 3 uncoated aspirin tablets 1 tsp. honey 1/2 to 1 tsp. water or oil Directions: Add warm water or oil to a bowl Add honey Crush aspirin tablets Mix together Leave mask on for 10 minutes Wipe off entirely with warm water ￼Coconut Oil Sugar Scrub Coconut oil, for example, is hydrating, keeps skin moisturized, and reduces inflammation.4 It's basically our winter skin savior. Mix it with raw sugar and you've got a winner. You can use this scrub daily until you see an improvement, and then you can switch to two to three times a week. Just be careful that the scrub isn't too abrasive. 🔎Ingredients: 1 cup of raw sugar 1/2 cup of coconut oil 10 drops of tea tree oil, or your preferred essential oil Directions: Combine sugar and coconut oil in a bowl Add in essential oil Mix together Apply and then rinse using warm water Dry with a clean towel ￼Baking Soda and Oatmeal Treatment I am huge fan of baking soda and how amazing this ingredient is! And rediciliously cheap. Baking soda, which is a great exfoliator, helps reduce and prevent ingrown hairs. Oatmeal has a soothing effect, reducing redness and irritation caused by exfoliation. 🔎Ingredients: 1 tbsp. baking soda 1 cup of water 1 tbsp. ground oatmeal Directions: Mix baking soda and oatmeal together Add water to the bowl Stir until it has a paste-like texture Using a cotton pad, scoop up the mixture Apply to the affected area and let sit for 10 minutes Rinse with warm water ￼Oil-Based Serum if you're particularly sensitive, it's best to avoid overly harsh scrubs. Abrasive scrubs like sugar and salt scrubs do exfoliate the skin but often at the expense of causing excess skin irritation 🔎Ingredients: 1 tbsp. castor oil 1 tbsp. hemp oil (optional) 10 drops tea tree oil Directions: Find a reusable glass bottle Combine castor oil and hemp oil Add tea tree oil to mix Apply combination after shaving to prevent irritation alba BOTANICA - Acne Dote, Face & Body Scrub Oil-Free CeraVe - SA Moisturizing Cream For Rough & Bumpy Skin GLYTONE - KP Kit Amlactin - Daily Moisturizing Body Lotion
What is Rosacea?
Hey Beauty’s 🙋🏽♀️ I wanted to highlight Rosacea which affects 16 million Americans and 415 million people around the World 🌎 Mayo Clinic say, it’s a common skin condition that causes redness and visible blood vessels in your face. It may also produce small, red, pus-filled bumps. These signs and symptoms may flare up for weeks to months and then go away for a while. Rosacea can be mistaken for acne, other skin problems or natural ruddiness. Health line say, the cause of rosacea is still unknown, and there is no cure although Mayo Clinic list a number of reasons (highlighted in my infographic) that cause the condition. 🧐 Topical Treatment: An article in Australian Prescriber say, treatment starts with general measures which include gentle skin cleansing, photoprotection and avoidance of exacerbating factors such as changes in temperature, ultraviolet light, stress, alcohol and some foods. Specific topical treatments include: 🧚♀️ Metronidazole, Rozex Metronidazol Gel is a topical antibiotic gel for treatment of rosacea 🧚♀️ Azelaic acid, a superstar ingredient with antibacterial, skin cell regulating, anti inflammatory and is especially useful for acne-prone or rosacea-prone skin types (in concentration 10% and 🆙 The Ordinary - Azelaic Acid Suspension 10% has the right strength of Azelaic acid. 😄 🧚♀️ Laser therapy may also be beneficial 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 If you have any questions just leave me a comment below. Have a wonderful day! Jade 😃
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