Why Cherie Believes Self Love Is The Best Love #BeYourOwnCherie

It'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.
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Feb. 24, 2020
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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 Cherie

Kelly Chen — Co-founder of Cherie
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"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:
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Ann Buenaobra — Content Strategist
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"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
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"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: Amber Watkins — Social Media
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"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
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"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: Korah Robinson - Intern
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"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:
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Wednesday Wellness 🙏🏾
Wednesday Wellness 🙏🏾
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Drink of water for your skin!
We’re in the deep of winter and our skin get dehydrated and beaten by the harsh elements. Treat your skin to a pure drink of water that is based with pure Artic water —The ultra pure water that flows from the Arctic is known for its unique functional composition that’s buzzed about for helping to recharge dull-looking skin. By adding moisture back in helps fortify your skin and enhances skins’ luminosity. LUMENE - Nordic-C Glow Boost Essence Serum 30ml $12-$25 depends on size and retail. Based with pure artic spring water and two types o hyaluronic acids this serum is super emollient and hydrating. Love love love how gentle this formula is. LUMENE - Nordic C Valo Glow Lumenessence Brightening Beauty Lotion $14-$18 A gorgeous lightweight toning essence with pure artic water, hyaluronic acids and vitamin c rich berry complex. I love that it is gentle and not drying. 🐰 cruelty free and sustainably sourced
Clear Hydrated Skin The Clean Way✨
Clear Hydrated Skin The Clean Way✨
Staying in the trend of clean beauty, I have found an amazing product to add to my everyday routine. Odacité SKINCARE - Blue Aura Cleansing Water This is a cleansing water that is marketed to use in place of your cleanser for a “quick” clean. When looking for a good cleansing water, you want one that is hydrating and gets your face clean. Keep in mind not all cleansing waters are designed to clean makeup (I highly recommend a cleansing balm and cleanser). About This Brand: ✨Vegan ✨Cruelty Free ✨Certified Organic ✨ NO: Fillers | Parabens | Nanoparticles | Petrochemicals | PEG | Synthetic perfumes | Dyes | Phenoxyethanol. This cleansing water is so hydrating and satisfying to use. It smells very fresh and a little goes a long way. What is very important to me is my dry spot aren’t tight or irritated. I have been using this day and night and have seen amazing results acne and skin barrier wise. I included this in my routine after a regular cleanser and before my serums. So essentially, I use this as a “toner”. I do this to clean up anything my cleanse left behind, or the cleanser itself. INGREDIENTS: ✨Tumeric: Amazing for hyperpigmentation and overall skin brightness ✨Holy Basil: I drink the tea and can vouch this is an amazing adaptogen that can overall benefit every aspect of your life. It combats aging and free radical damage. ✨Neem: great anti aging ingredient that helps protects your skin barrier. ✨Aloe Vera Juice: this is great for your skin barrier overall. It hydrated, protects and brightens. I highly recommend this cleansing water and it is on sale for $9 at Boxycharm Pop Up 🥰🥰
A Journey of Self 🌹
A Journey of Self 🌹
I figured Black History Month was as good as any opportunity to talk about my self finding. Growing up in a small yet old family, I always had questions about my roots and family history. I also struggled with self conscious doubts about my appearance. Why is my nose this big? Why is my hair this curly? Why am I taller than average? These weighed heavy on my mind growing up because honestly, sticking out sucked. So, I finally dove deep into my family’s origin and decided to do an Ancestry DNA analysis. I immersed myself with every corner of the site. I only got the chance to finish my maternal grandmas side of the family tree, but even that has plenty of gaps. Yet, when I received my DNA results I was stoked. Then I realized, I don’t know much about any of these places. So I dug even deeper. I have a little journal of things I’ve learned and want to know, but this was quite the experience. It was heartbreaking and satisfying at the same time. I highly recommend for every race and background to do this DNA Test. The best part of this was scrolling through photos of the people of the respected countries I was DNA matched to. I swear I saw a girl who looked like me, but everyone else thinks I’m tripping lol. In the end, I’m satisfied with my results and findings. Relatively speaking, this way of self discovery has been the most effective.
Skin Barrier Skin Savior 🙏🏾
Skin Barrier Skin Savior 🙏🏾
Thank you @cheriefor this amazing gift 🤩🤩 Something thing I am very particular about is my moisturizer. My skin barrier tends need the extra TLC and the best thing to give it is moisture. So when I look for a moisturizer I need something that gives me instant hydration and doesn’t clog my pores. So when I received the : BASE BUTTER - Radiate Face Jelly Aloe Vera Gel Face Moisturizer I was so excited! The Brand : ✨Black Owned ✨Women Owned ✨Cruelty Free ✨Non-Comedogenic ✨Vegan ✨Paraben Free 🔑 Ingredients : ✨Aloe Vera Juice ✨Shea Butter ✨Evening Primrose Oil Okay, as you can see your girl woke up DULL! The only thing I did for this video was wash my face and use this to show y’all the transformation! I was using this EVERY night but last night I used my acne treatment routine and your girl FELT THAT (salicylic acid can be so drying to my combo skin). What’s my favorite part? This baby doesn’t have a smell or heavy greasy feel, so it perfect year round! At $21 this is a DEAL ! (The line I used on my cheek covered the entire bottom portion of my face!) Have you tried this brand?