Meet Top 7 Essential Beauty Products You Need This Spring BreakGet ready for some fun in the sun! We’re reviewing the top 7 travel beauty products you need this spring break.
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!Spring break is all about breaking loose and having some fun; but that doesn’t mean you should skimp on your beauty regime. Rather than bringing your entiremakeup bag along for the ride, we have compiled a list of 7 handy beauty products that can fit in your favorite tote and leave you looking like the gorgeous woman you are-no matter where your vacation ends up.1. DRUNK ELEPHANT Rise + Glow™ Brightening Duo
DRUNK ELEPHANTRise + Glow Brightening DuoLet’s face it- if there is one time in your life that you might be in dire need of a brightening and enhancing, it’s spring break. Those long nights are sure to catch up with you at some point, and when they do, you will be glad you had the Drunk Elephant Rise + Glow Brightening Duo on your side. This sensational duo is the ideal item for any spring breaker. It’s the ultimate solution for handling bouts of dryness and dullness, which is sure to make its appearance during your week-long beach stay. This powerful duo ensures that your skin receives its daily dose of vitamins that not only work to firm and brighten but soak your skin in hydration for a silky smooth finish. 2. Pat McGrath Labs LUST: Mini MatteTrance™ Lipstick Trio
PAT McGRATH LABSLUST: Mini MatteTrance Lipstick TrioSurrounded by cuties during spring break, the last thing you want is washed-out lips. Make sure your puckers are kissable by bringing this must-have lipstick trio by Pat McGrath Labs along for your spring break adventures. Inside, you will find a pairing of rich, fully pigmented shade that will leave you with a lust-worthy appearance nobody will be able to take their eyes off of. With sinful shades of deep reds, purples, and hints of pinks, it’s easy to find a collection that can see you through your spring break nights by the pool with ease. 3. Urban Decay All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray MiniPartying until 3 o’clock in the morning might be a staple of spring break, but that also means your makeup might look like a nightmare by the time the bar closes. But don’t worry- you can stay looking fresh and fab well into the night with the Urban Decay All Night Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray Mini. With this handy mini spray in your tote, your makeup will look just-applied and stay looking absolutely perfect for up to 16 hours! Simply spray it on after you apply your makeup and you won’t have to worry about second trips to the washroom to make sure your look is picture-perfect. 4. Amika Netflix "To All the Boys I've Loved Before" Polished Perfection Mini Straightening Brush SetDon’t overlook your locks this spring break. Hair can easily make or break your Snapchat pic with your pals, even with your favorite filter on! That being said, slide this mini straightening brush set into your luggage and you’ll sport a flawless mane- even when you don’t have an hour to spend in front of the mirror. This lovely pack comes with a dry shampoo that fights frizz and makes your hair look flowing and beautiful, while the straightening brush works to keep your hair sleek, straight, and ready for anything spring break throws your way. Perfect for rushed mornings, touch-ups during the pool party, and even before a saucy spring break date. 5. La Mer Crème de la Mer Moisturizer Mini
LA MERCrème de MoisturizerJust because you’re living your best life on spring break doesn’t mean you should ditch a nightly routine. Your face needs moisture and hydration to stay looking stunning, but bringing along a giant bottle of your go-to lotion and exfoliators might be a bit too much. Thank goodness for the La Mer Creme de la Mer Moisturizer Mini. Why do we love this miniature moisturizer? Because it soothes, corrects, and keeps your face and neck feeling hydrated and smooth. Slip it right into your side pocket and whisk this nutrient-dense, ultra-hydrating onto your face before you fall asleep and you’ll wake up with a face that’s refreshed, youthful, and ready for the day. 6. Primera Makeup-Removing Cleansing ClothsCould you imagine leaving your makeup on all spring break long? No, thanks! THat’s a recipe for a skin disaster- not to mention makeup that looks sub-par the next day. But trying to bring along a bottle of makeup remover with cotton balls can be a huge strain to your partying luggage. That’s why we recommend the Primera Makeup-Removing Cleansing Cloths. Aside from being super convenient to take on-the-go, these cleaning wipes are efficient at removing makeup while being gentle on the skin. They work with all types of skin, from oily to dry and everything in between. With aloe vera and olive oil in every wipe, skin feels soft after every swipe. 7. Supergoop! PLAY Antioxidant Mist SPF 50 with Vitamin CSince spring break is known for being the time of year for ‘fun in the sun’, it would be a real shame to leave the sunscreen back home. But you don’t have to worry about horrendous, thick white creams to keep you safe from the sun. Instead, opt for the Supergoop formula that includes plenty of skin-boosting vitamins like A and C. This travel-friendly spray will ensure that you are protected during your adventures while also making you look radiant and glowing. Use it on your entire body for an instant glow, and spray a little over your makeup for added protection that won’t smudge your makeup. It’s water-resistant, too, so go ahead and hop in the pool and feel confident with SPF 50. Spring break is going to be a blast this year- and you’re going to look flawless the entire time thanks to these beauty products. From hair care to SPF, matte lips to brightening serums, you can feel confident through all your spring break activities, morning to night and beyond. We wouldn’t be surprised if you brought all of these in your favorite springtime tote!
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Is your skin craaazy dry? Read my do’s and don’t
I’ve got very dry skin in the colder months. I also live in a dry environment. I’ve put together some general do’s and donts that work for me when my skin is seriously dry. Now, please note that I enjoy 99% of the products I’m going to mention, but some I just have to reserve for using in warmer months when my skin is less dry. ￼DO pay attention to what kind of first cleanse you use. I like FORMULA 10.0.6 - Bare Face Beauty Skin-Hydrating Cleansing Oil because it breaks down my makeup and leaves my skin feeling soft. DON’T use a first cleanse that dries your skin out like the GOOD MOLECULES - Instant Cleansing Balm (a little bit drying) ￼DO look at ingredients lists and brand descriptions of cleansers. Opt for something with a gel or milky texture that either doesn’t lather are all, or barely lathers. I enjoy the bareMinerals - PURENESS GEL CLEANSER (but not if you’re sensitive to coconut). DON’T use a cleanser with harsh acids, such as salicylic acid in the TRULY - CBD Jelly Anti Acne Facial Cleanser , because they can dry out your skin even more. ￼DO use a hydrating toner. I love the PAULA'S CHOICE - Resist Advanced Replenshing Toner because it contains hyaluronic acid and has a soothing, milky texture. DON’T use toners with astringent properties or essential oils like the MARIO BADESCU - Witch Hazel & Lavender Toner (I steaigjt is just don’t really like this even when my skin isn’t super dry). Toners with those ingredients can dry your skin out further. ￼DO layer and mix serums (make sure you do some research first!). I enjoy the Wyldflower Labs - Sunshine Serum - Multitasking Day Repair Serum and LILY SADO - Green Tea + Vitamin C Super Serum . ￼DO use some chemical exfoliants when experiencing a breakout, but be careful to use a concentrated spot application. I like the PAULA'S CHOICE - SKIN PERFECTING 2% BHA LIQUID EXFOLIANT because it is effective and can be easily applied in an affected area. I use this 1-3x/wk in the PM. DON’T use harsh chemical exfoliants and don’t use them too frequently. The YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Kombucha + 11% AHA Exfoliation Power Toner is very strong. It can cause irritation, especially on dry areas, and if used to often has caused white heads. ￼DO moisturize! I love the pixi - Rose Ceramide Cream when I have stubborn dry patches that won’t go away. I also like the unscented, soothing GOOD MOLECULES - Silicone-Free Priming Moisturizer . DON’T use a moisturizer that’s not geared towards extra dry skin like the Clark's Botanicals - Jasmine Vital Cream While this is a nice moisturizer, its light gel texture is more suited for normal-oily skin, or dry skin in the summer. #CherieCreator
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
With patience, Differin worked for me!
I’ve always been skeptical of the products that cause purging, but while in quarantine I decided to give Differin a shot! My skin was congested, breakouts are always popping up, and they were painful. I’ve always been the kind of person to take care of my skin, but I couldn’t manage to get rid of my team for breakouts and the terrible texture on my cheeks and jawline. So, I gave Differin a try. - At first, my skin definitely was dry and irritated because of the product, but I made sure to moisturize well. I tried not to put any make up on and just let my skin do its thing. It’s also important to not pick at your face, which I am SO guilty of doing. - I know everyone’s skin is different, but it only took about a month for it to clear up! I just had another flare up but I’m not sure if it’s stressed related bc #unemployedgrad but this really helped me! Just stay consistent and you’ll see results quickly! 😇
MYTH BUSTED! MIX THESE INGREDIENTS OR NOT?
You know what zodiac sign you’re compatible with, but do you know what skincare ingredients in your routine are compatible? Vitamin c + Niacinamide To mix or to not? Hmm YES! Layer these bad boys up in your routine. (Obviously don’t go overboard, but yes apply these both) The beloved and most sought out for serums have an iffy relationship. You can mix these ingredients together, but there is some things out there that state you shouldn’t or that you should do so in caution. Here’s why! Let’s break it down and get to the point. * Vitamin C protects the skin from free radicals and works towards brightening dark spots, scars, and the overall skin tone. This is best used in the morning to protect from free radicals as we go through our day. ALWAYS wear SPF with Vitamin C! Vitamin C will increase sun sensitivity, so please further your protection with SPF. * Niacinamide is an anti-inflammatory that brightens and promotes a more even skin tone, improves skin elasticity and texture! It’s a Holly Grail tbh. On top of all of that it’s also great to fight free radicals damage and pollution. Using Vitamin C + Niacinamide together? Niacinamide is “said” to cancel out all of the good properties of Vitamin C! BUT there are plenty of studies that show there is NO HARM in using these together. These two serums together can be a powerhouse combo We love these ingredients and need to use them in our skin care! You still can! How to use vitamin c and Niacinamide in your routine: ￼￼￼￼￼use one ingredient in the AM and one in the PM. Try applying Vitamin C in the am (with spf!) and Niacinamide at night. This way you’ll still get both ingredient’s FULL benefits, but without irritation for reactive or sensitive skin. ￼￼￼￼￼space them out. You need to let each serum absorb into your skin and allow some time in between applying them and they should not be layered right on top of each other. * this is only if you really feel the need to apply both of them* The results: ￼￼using these can help uneven skin tone, skin elasticity, texture, and dullness of the skin. So if you plan on using these ingredients together, check out my two favorite below and featured in my photo. Fourth Ray - Raydiate Vitamin C Elixir This version of vitamin c is a mix of a serum and a face oil, so you’ll have to shake it up to mix the two together. + this is light in consistency and absorbs nicely into the skin. + not tacky or sticky. + smells great + ACTUALLY WORKS. My favorite one yet! + lasts longer than most vitamin C serums (shelf life) + $16 GOOD MOLECULES - Niacinamide Serum This GM serum is among the best and very affordable. + light weight and absorbs well into the skin + has a sticky texture, but is gone after it absorbs into the skin. + smooths our texture and brightens skin. + 10% Niacinamide + layers well with other serums and skincare. + $6
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!
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