Independent Nail Brands to StanUnique nail colors and styles with clean formulas from indie beauty brands are ready for you. Are you ready for them?
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!In the past, the chemicals within my nail polishes were the least of my worries when getting a mani/pedi or doing one on myself. Nail time has always been my relaxation period to decompress, take care of myself, and forget about the stress of the world. Because of this, I didn’t think twice about what my nail polishes were actually made out of. I had grown comfortable in my familiar products and doubted any actual damage that they could cause since I had used them for so long. But then I realized that self care has to begin with products and their brand values. How can I possibly make myself better if what’s being put onto my body is dangerous and perpetuates unethical practices? On a pursuit to dedicate myself to healthier self care, I did research. I found out that many popular nail brands test on animals or use them to color and dye products. I also discovered that the ingredients within many of my traditional nail polishes consist of toxic chemicals which doctors say can dry into nails and skin. Some of these ingredients included toluene which is believed to cause nervous system impairment, xylene which when inhaled can cause depression, camphor that can cause headaches and nausea, and more. Yikes. That’s where “10-free” nail polishes stepped in to save the day. “10-free” is a description for products that don’t include ten harmful ingredients that are oftentimes found within typical beauty products. Luckily, more and more brands are becoming aware of this and are taking the pledge to not use certain toxic chemicals. I’ve pulled together six independent nail brands that are making “10-free” polishes so good that you’ll never want to go back to your regular toxic products. Sundays
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sundaysNo.45Created by Amy Ling Lin in New York with the ideology that no one should ever have to sacrifice health for beauty, sundays nail polishes have created a wide variety of long-lasting colors without all of the toxicity. Fattys Soap Co.
FattysSoapCoWe're On the Same WavelengthHeather Rai is the owner of Fattys Soap Co. on Etsy who makes nail polishes with crazy cool colors and textures to try. Reigning from Wisconsin, Rae’s 10-free styles are sure to have you completely obsessed and never turning back. Orosa BeautyOrosa beauty is actually 14-free from harmful ingredients and they call their list of toxins that they’re staying away from the “nope” list. Orosa’s line of colors are bright and poppy at affordable prices that you’ll absolutely adore.JLLacquer
JL LACQUERRainbow BridgeJLLacquer nail polishes are light and have a glassy and shiny finish to them. Polishes are made ethically by hand so that you know exactly what’s going on with your products. Colors are super classy and have rave reviews from customers.Aila Cosmetics
AILA#LikeabossAila Cosmetics was founded by a cancer survivor who searched for products that didn’t have to sacrifice health for beauty and function. Polishes are designed to not only give you stunningly gorgeous colored nails but also strong and healthy ones underneath too. Côte
côteNo. 4Côte products are some of the cleanest in the world and have humble beginnings with their founders Mary Lennon and Leah Yari. The brand’s standards are fixated on safety and quality through an array of different products to choose from. Whichever products you may choose to try out, consider prioritizing your self care and make sure to stan these amazing brands who are making a difference!
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The best sunscreen for dry skin☀️
Y’all… Let me tell you how dry my skin gets. My skin gets so dry that it looks like my skin is actually flaking. I have struggled with dry skin my entire life and I hardly find any products that truly help my skin. I reached out to a friend who gave me a skin care routine and she suggested this sunscreen PURITO - Centella Green Level Unscented Sun SPF50+ it is honestly the best! Not only is it scent free but it hydrates my skin without burning it. I have high sensitivity to a lot of products and this is one that doesn’t make my skin irritated or break out. If you struggle with dry skin, try out this sunscreen! Not only does it help with the dryness but also you should always be protecting your face with sunscreen!!!
My Top 5 Foundations for Oily Skin
Here are my top 5 foundations for oily/combination/acne prone skin! These are by no means my only favorite foundations, just the ones I keep going back to. 1. ESTĒE LAUDER - Double Wear Stay-in-Place Foundation This matte, oil-free foundation controls oil all day. It’s sweat, heat and humidity-resistant, waterproof and 24-hour colour true. With buildable, medium-to-full coverage that feels lightweight and so comfortable. No touchups needed. Best for hot weather/ holidays. The only Downside is that it doesn’t come with a pump 2. MAYBELLINE - Fit Me! Matte & Poreless Foundation This foundation is a must have if you are looking for a good drugstore option for oily skin. It’s super affordable and gives a beautiful finish without feeling heavy on the skin. 3. HUDA BEAUTY - Fauxfilter Foundation is perfect for you if you are looking for full coverage. Just a couple of pumps go a long way. However, the formula isn’t ideal for anyone with dry skin or for people sensitive to string fragrances. 4. L'ORÉAL - Infallible Pro-Matte Liquid Longwear Foundation This formula blends unbelievably well and you can build this to completely full coverage! ! I'm beyond impressed for this being drugstore. 5. The Ordinary - Colours Coverage Foundation with SPF 15 this is my everyday foundation and gives good enough coverage. I just have to mix two different shades to get my color as the range is quiet limited but for the price I pay, I don’t mind. Always stay away form words like “dewy”, “luminous”, “shiny” , “glowy” if you have oily skin. Let me know if you have any questions.
Preserving My Curls Overnight
This is how I preserve most of my hairstyles overnight! I hear many people complain about how their bonnet or scarf is always falling off their head and ending up on the floor once they wake up, I was having the same issue! That is when I decided to create a wrap that would stay on throughout the night while protecting your curls. I hand make them myself and sale on Etsy (link in my bio) if you are interested! 😊
Baby Yoda likes skincare too 🥰
so this is my daily skincare. everything here has cleared up my dark spots and hyperpigmentation although the doll face eye cream has been working really slow for me so if anyone knows a good eye brightening cream pls comment below FENTY SKIN - Hydra Vizor Invisible Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen NATURIUM - Niacinamide Serum 12% Plus Zinc 2% Odacité SKINCARE - Marula Neroli Serum ConcentrateSKIN&LAB - Dr. Vita Clinic, A Plus Lifting Cream, Vitamin A
resolve to rock a red lip and worry less 💋
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