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5-second reviews: September Skincare Empties
Hi friends!!! I have been super busy recently and didn’t realize how much I have emptied this month already! This isn’t even HALF but these are the empties I feel comfortable reviewing at the moment! Please keep in mind I have fair skin that is sensitive, acne-prone, and prone to rosacea flare ups. I would consider myself combination dry with oily t zone. Here are my quick thoughts on each product: ￼ORIGINS - Checks and Balances Frothy Face Wash this face was is OK. It’s definitely affordable but it gives your skin the same feeling as if you were using a bar of soap—very slippy and tight. If my skin were oily I would probably like this, but I can’t recommend it for dry or sensitive skin. ￼Allies of Skin - Triple Hyaluronic Antioxidant Hydration Serum OOF! I won this in a giveaway on Instagram. I had heard such amazing things about it but it ended up wrecking my skin. It contains some fruit acids as well as fragrance so it burned up my skin. This was the only thing I changed in my routine and I went from minimal redness and acne to a full face of irritation and breakouts. You can’t pay me to use another allies of skin product. ￼FARMACY - Honey Butter Beeswax Lip Balm this literally made my lips PEEL. I just needed to declutter it for my own sake!! It seems Farmacy’s ingredients are all just a no from me dawg. ￼Awake - Lip Therapy Lip Mask if you hate the goopy, stickiness of the laneige lip mask you will hate this one too...it’s even worse! I will say that it does a great job of hydrating my lips but I can’t get over the stickiness. ￼INDIE LEE - CoQ-10 Toner I loved this toner!! Until I was 7/8ths through the bottle. It started immediately pilling and irritating my skin. Super disappointing. I also no longer support this brand. I used it as a hydrating step in my routine after cleansing but before serums. ￼BIOSSANCE - Squalane + Probiotic Gel Moisturizer I really love Biossance products but this one was a miss. You would probably like it if you have oily skin! But it just gave me a weird affect like my skin just drank it up and left nothing to actually moisturize my skin after. ￼Supergoop! - Defense Refresh (Re)setting Mist SPF 40 * THE DEVIL SPRAY! It smells like straight up chemicals. Not even sunscreen. Just chemicals. It burned my skin!! I would even shake it up for a good 30-60 seconds before applying but my skin was not having it. *gifted by the brand ￼PEACE OUT - Acne Healing Dots These are worth every penny. Hands down the best pimple patches I have ever used! They’re a little pricey but worth it. ￼COSRX - Cosrx Acne Pimple Master Patch These are my favorite drugstore pimple patches. Not as effective as the Peace Out dots but I highly recommend them to everyone!! Any questions about these products? #CheriePartner
So it’s #farmacyfridays and #friyayfaves for my girl Jo @the__glow__girl !! So not all These products are favorites but the #honeypotion and the #honeybutter are. So far #honeyhalo looks great but truly haven’t gave good trial. So let’s talk about the one I love...I actually pick up lip product really before new who @farmacybeauty was, for some reason always loved honey on my lips, I am looking at you @burtsbees but feel this like grown up version. Don’t get me wrong I still love #burtsbees .. The face mask at first I was hesitant with warning .. I personally don’t run long just til it’s white but it so hydrating and skin looks so amazing after it. FARMACY - Farmer's Market Kit FARMACY - Honey Butter Beeswax Lip Balm FARMACY - Honey Potion Renewing Antioxidant Hydration Mask FARMACY - Honey Halo Ultra-hydrating Ceramide Moisturizer.. if want try Farmacy a great way farmers market kit.. love that products are cruelty free ... I love this lip balm and this moisturizing face mask is so amazing. Also these products are cruelty free
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📚 𝓢𝓴𝓲𝓷𝓬𝓪𝓻𝓮 𝓡𝓮𝓪𝓭𝓲𝓷𝓰 𝓛𝓲𝓼𝓽 📚
💳🛍I recently went on a book ordering spree... (😝one of my favorite things, besides skincare splurges) 💻 Even though we can get seemingly endless information about skincare online, I was curious to seek out some books because I love the tactility & I really hate reading on a screen. Regarding ingredients, there is a plethora of opposing information online, & I’m sure these books will yield some of that too. It’s important to cross reference your searches, meaning checking multiple sources & comparing that information. It’s also important to consider what site is providing the information & whom might benefit from it. 📚Swipe to peek inside📖 PRETTY ICONIC A Personal Look at the Beauty Products That Changed the World By Sali Hughes 2016 💄$18-$21 (paperback version) I was most excited about this one, I’m a big fan of pop culture history & of course I love beauty products. I think this book would likely find a loving home on many of your coffee tables☕️ With over 400 pages of iconic & cult popular skincare & cosmetics products from over the decades, this is such a fun addition to any beauty fanatics collection! THE BEAUTY GEEK’S GUIDE TO SKINCARE 1,000 Essential Definitions of Common Product Ingredients By Deborah Burnes 2019 👩🏽🔬$15-$18 • 178 pages A really great resource for looking up both chemical & botanical ingredients. The vast majority of the book is just like a dictionary. It also includes some natural recipes & remedies, as well as source references for all ingredient info. MAKEUP IS NOT (JUST) MAGIC A Manga Guide to Cosmetics & Skin Care Written & illustrated by Ikumi Rotta 2019 🌸$14 • 135 pages This super cute manga was translated into English earlier this year. It takes the form of a guide to the basics of Japanese skincare & makeup application by following a loose narrative of a young woman who writes about beauty products on social media (sound familiar?😻) I read a lot of manga, I’m impressed by this high quality paper! THE KOREAN SKINCARE BIBLE The Ultimate Guide to K-Beauty Secrets By Lilian Yang, Leah Ganse & Sara Jiménez 2018 Makeup chapter by Esther Sandoval 💗$13 (hardbound) 🇪🇸This was actually originally published in Spain as: ‘El Arte Coreano del Cuidado de la Piel’ It’s a cute little 189 pages, straightforward & informative. THE LITTLE BOOK OF SKINCARE Korean Beauty Secrets for Healthy, Glowing Skin By Charlotte Cho 2015 ☁️$26 (hardbound) 212 pages The creator of Korean beauty shopping site, ‘Soko Glam’ & skincare brand, ‘Then I Met You’ wrote this very cute & approachable book full of Korean skincare tips for beginners➕if you’re ever in Seoul, there’s a nice section on all the spas, salons & stores to hit up. K-BEAUTY : THE FACTS Korea’s Top Dermatologist Reveals the Insider Truth about Korean Skincare By Hae Shin Chung 2020 🇰🇷$13 • 175 pages This book aims to debunk &/or demystify many Korean skincare myths with science, graphs & knowledge from 1 of South Korea’s most renowned dermatologists.
Better than the laneige lip sleeping mask ?
I recently purchased the laneige lip glowy balm to see how it compares to the sleeping mask since it is a little bit cheaper. I got it in the gummy bear scent and to me it smells more like grape, it’s also purple but is completely sheer once applied. It feels a lot like the lip sleeping mask but it’s so much easier to apply and easier to travel with, another thing I like is that I know I will use the whole thing. My biggest complaint with the lip sleeping mask in the pot is that it’s endless and I know I’ll never be able to finish it before it goes bad. LANEIGE - Lip Glowy Balm
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SOFT WAVES & A PINK BALMY LIP
ORIBE - Matte Waves Texture Lotion DIOR - DIOR Addict Lip Glow Color Reviving Lip Balm shade 001
💋Wake up late? Here is the secret weapon!🤫
Is there a situation like this? There is an important meeting today, but unfortunately, you got up late. You have a lot of preparations work to do, but you still need to wash your hair, face, skincare, and makeup… And it takes a long time to go step by step. At this time, you need some secret weapons that can simplify the program and save time-Skincare-makeup hybrids. Giorgio Armani Beauty Crema Nuda $130/50ML ARMANI beauty - Crema Nuda Tinted Moisturiser This is a magical cream from Armani. It can accomplish many tasks at once: moisturizing, correcting, and unifying. It almost perfectly matches our skin. This tinted cream is supposed to contain Armani's exclusive anti-aging complex, Reviscentalis, which improves skin radiance and promotes youthful skin. This complex, Reviscentalis, comes from something called a "resurrection plant" that can be revived with just a few drops of water after years of desiccation. The consistency of this foundation is the gel-cream texture. It is often used as a cream and foundation when busy. This extremely soft lotion can penetrate and mix as quickly as a day cream. It's so light that you might even forget to wear it. This product can make your skin color ruddy and natural, and moisturize your skin at the same time. Dior Lip Glow 004 Coral $25 DIOR - DIOR Addict Lip Glow Color Reviving Lip Balm Lip Glow is the first color reviver balm by Dior combining the comfort of a balm with a natural flush of custom color. This is an amazing product, which can be used as a lip balm as well as lipstick. You don't need to moisten your lips with a lip balm when you are in a hurry and then use lipstick. All you need is this product to solve all problems. The main component of this product is Mango Butter, which smoothes, softens, and moisturizes lips. At the same time, Dior's unique craftsmanship makes every color have subtle differences in different people's mouths. The product has achieved full marks in lip color and lip care.
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What’s the best $50 deal in Sephora?
Sephora probably can be heaven for every lady from age 15-50. It also can be a nightmare at the same time as too many choices to choose from! It is so hard to walk out from the store once we step in, especially on a budget under $50…! I have summarized 2 items that not only can control your wallet and budget but also useful in your daily life. 1. BOBBI BROWN - BOBBI BROWN Lip BalmSPF15 This Bobbi Brown lip balm has become my repurchase list. No doubt that it provides a hydrating function. It has 15 SPF that can use in the morning to reduce lip print. It comes with a light floral smell that can keep you in a good mood. The texture is not too oily compared with CARMEX but the hydrating effect is good and long-lasting which I am satisfied with. The best feature I like is to apply very little on the lips and it brings shiny and moisturizing. 2. fresh - Sugar Advanced Therapy Lip Treatment As we all know Fresh tend to be a relatively natural beauty brand. Their product is good and refreshing including lip balm. The texture is thicker than another lip balm which is relatively more moisturizing. If you are a lip balm collector, you cannot miss this! The thicker texture gives a brand new feeling, unlike others. Talking about the price this is not low-cost but it’s really an ADVANCED-THERAPY as it mentioned. It is more like a repaired item with a refreshing smell, this can be an alternation with night use lip balms. To sum up, I would recommend Bobbi Brown Lip Balm SPF15 for the day and Fresh Sugar Advanced Therapy for the night. Both provide different relaxing smell. Bobbi Brown offers moisty and shiny lips. Fresh can prevent dryness, peeling, and keep moisturizing. These 2 lip balms can be the best $50 deal in Sephora, not only for ourselves also as a gift! Taking these two with you, juicy lips stay with you!
worst lip balm ever
Listen. I have high expectations for my crusty lips. They need to be hydrated, moisturized, smooth, wrinkle free, and soft. And my lip balm can’t be messy. I have combo sensitive skin with rosacea AND I’m acne prone. None of these things are very important to the product above, but still important to my overall skincare journey. ￼Claims: hydrates for up to 24 hours, smooths the look of wrinkles for a full lip ￼Price: the full size retails for $26, mine is a mini! ￼Ingredients: sugar (prevents moisture loss), sea fennel (smooths fine lines), & Orange extract (protects lips) ￼Packaging: twist off tube, and twist up balm. WORST design, the product doesn’t touch the edges of the tube so if the product gets less than cold, it breaks and smears and crumbles into the tube - which is what happened to me. ￼I tried to make the most of the broken product, but I just don’t like the lip balm at all. I don’t find that it’s hydrating at all, but just provides a film over my lips. My lip “wrinkles” (I hate that they call them that... that’s just how lips look....) were unchanged. I get more hydration and moisturize lock from some of the lipsticks I have in my stash. I also think this is just vastly overpriced, a balm should never be 26$, no matter the claims. #CheriePartner
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Can someone tell me why I’m mentally conditioned to want to buy ANYTHING new Glossier releases?? Regardless of whether I actually want it or need it?? And then once I get it I end up ALSO getting like every other thing that I may or may not have emptied yet? What should we call this?? Glossi-itis?? Glossi-ism?? Anyway. I got the new fig balm dot com bc idk about y’all but I do love me some figs!! Deets on my haul: Since I’ve worn zero makeup in the last 8 months I had to re-up on my boy brow since my old one is crusty and dried up. I still feel like there are better brow products out there but again...Glossier-itis came for me. Glossier. - Boy Brow I’ve been trying the new Kosas - The Big Clean Volumizing + Lash Care Mascara recently and it looks GOOD when it’s on but zang it does NOT stay on and smudges everywhereeeee. So of course I had to go back to the Glossier. - Lash Slick Mascara bc it just hits different. I have every other cloud paint so I decided to get this one in puff. I hardly ever use them...but have them anyway.....Glossi-ism..Glossier. - Cloud Paint Seamless Cheek Color If you also suffer from this condition, make sure you get a bundle for the 3 products above to at least protect your coin and not let this problem destroy you financially. Glossier. - The Makeup Set And finally for what I actually intended to buy... Glossier. - Balm Dotcom in fig. It has a tint to it that you can’t see bc I have darker lips 👄 but idgaf bc I love figs. It doesn’t smell as much like a fig as I’d like though, but there is something deep down inside me that is letting that slide bc the colors are an actual vibe and I’m here for it....Glossiorder??? If you have any other names for this Glossier induced condition that I’m sure many suffer from, feel free to leave a comment! And best of luck to you on your journey to recovery (lol, like that’s going to happen bc they launched new body hero today and I’m like......👀👀👀👀)
Glossier Cherry Balm Dotcom 🍒
Glossier. - Balm Dotcom I love this lip balm so much I can’t even explain🥰 The smell of it is just like cherry candies, so good that I wanna eat my lips when I use it! My lips are usually really dry for some reason and this balm is the only lip balm that I’m using. Totally worth it!
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Worth or Not? DE has given me the kissing lip💋💋💋
Autumn is coming these days as the climate gets dry. My lip is the first part of my body that reminds me of the season change as it gets dry, rough, chapped, and fine lines appear obvious. There is always dead skin on my lip, which annoys me. In order to regain my moisturized and soft lip, I start to look for great lip treatment products. If you have seen my reviews before, you must have found that I’m a real Drunk Elephant fan so I noticed their Lippe Balm. I compared it with other lip treatment products and out of the brand loyalty and the cute package, I bought DE’s Lippe balm on Sephora for $18 DRUNK ELEPHANT - Lippe Balm It really surprised me. The texture is very nourishing and moisturizing. It contains avocado oil which is an excellent source of antioxidants, Vitamin A, D, and E. In addition, it has mongongo nut oil. The combination of the oils provides enough intense moisture and softens rough, chapped lips, helping to maintain lip skin’s healthy barrier function. The balm is free of fragrance. I use it in 2 ways, sheer lip balm/mask and lip primer. When I feel the lip very dry in the daytime, I will apply it to lips as needed. Before sleep, I will apply it heavily on my lips and it will promise a hydrated lip the next day. I also use it alone as a primer under lipsticks for a silky-smooth application. It always goes on smoothly and never gives me a feeling of uncomfortable oily. What’s more, the product intro tells that this balm could be used under or around our delicate eye area to hydrate and visibly smooth crow’s feet. It means you pay $18 for both a lip balm and eye cream. I have not tried it in my eye area but I’m planning to give it a try. I think DE’s Lippe Balm is truly effective and really worth the price. I can’t recommend it more. Just give it a try!
Back to Bare Minimum Basics ￼✨
It’s so easy to get caught up in hype and buy every beautiful, well marketed and high-tech product out there. Lately my skin *normal to combination skin/ ultra-sensitive* hasn’t been the same. (I’ve been pretty blessed to have no problems with my skin aside from allergies to ingredients.) I don’t know if it’s lack of vitamins, changing my diet (I went from keto to vegan), or just stress but my 7 step skincare routine isn’t working for me the way it was. So I’ve cut back to using my tried & trues DRUNK ELEPHANT - Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil for moisturizing & DRUNK ELEPHANT - Lippe Balm for hydrating my lips and under eye area. They’re both “clean”- with one to few ingredients, no fragrance (of course), and just the essentials (not including my cleanser and SPF) I feel like the basics can be overlooked but it’s nice sometimes to just cleanse, and moisturize. My skin still doesn’t feel the same, and I honestly don’t believe it’s from the products I’m using at this point but from diet change and stress. Staying home all these months can have a huge impact on all of us, especially with our skin. Lack of going outside (vitamin D) and the stress of the pandemic as well as all the changes can effect the way our skin was months prior. If you’ve gone back to basics and still have issues with your skin (mine looks dull and I’m breaking out) try to change some different factors aside from skincare like: 🦋Dust your home & change your air filter, especially if you live off a busy street- air pollutants may be circulating your house that your skin wasn’t used to prior to social distancing 🦋 Get a skin-friendly but still covid protective mask 🦋 Try to spend less time working on the computer & if you can’t try to get a blue light filter. Turn off LED light in your computer in settings. Long-Term exposure to blue UVE light can cause eye stain (EYE WRINKLES!!) & long term damage to your skin 🦋 Try to spend 30 minutes to an hour outside w SPF on (of course) 🦋 SLEEP! Having a set sleep-wake pattern is so important for your skin & finally... 🦋 Take supplements (best suggested by a doctor) for your needs! I take NEOCELL - Super Collagen which is absolutely amazing but tastes horrible ... my skin looks so much better after three weeks straight of using it again. I hope this helps someone ✨ Let me know what you guys do when your skin starts to act up or use a back to basics tag 🥰
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🤍Tiny Review for Tatcha Kissu Lip Mask
TATCHA - The Kissu Lip Mask This little jar of lip mask is what I've been looking for a while. This is more of a luxury item and an extra step to my routine, at least that is what I thought at first, but after trying this product and applying it every night I can tell how soft my lips feel now. The packaging is simple but beautiful which instantly draws my attention. It comes with a small baby spatula for application. The jar is tiny and it seems like you are getting ripped off for a tiny jar of lip balm at first but in reality you only need a tiny bit of balm to cover your lips which results in the jar lasting longer than expected. I have this bad habit of biting my lips when Im stressed but when I have this mask on it reminds me not to bite. It also makes my lips less chapped which also helps lessen the biting. I can't wait to use this lip mask during winter. My lips do really look and feel very soft after using this product so I recommend splurging a little bit on this lip mask.
Sephora Sale Haul!
Went on a little spending spree yesterday! Excited to play with these goodies 💖 no ratings because I haven’t been able to test them out too much, but I’ll update! FENTY BEAUTY - Match Stix Matte SkinstickFENTY BEAUTY - Portable Contour & Concealer Brush 150I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to try these! I was hoping to get the trio set but it’s sold out everywhere near me 😅 I’ll have to play around with the application to make sure that I have it mastered for my engagement photos! SEPHORA COLLECTION - Cream Lip Stain Liquid LipstickI got this in three shades: marvellous mauve, first date and infinite rose. The lady at Sephora said that infinite rose is the most popular bridal shade! TATCHA - The Kissu Lip MaskI got this because I tried the Laneige lip max and it did nothing for me 😭 I knew the lip stains would be drying and wanted something to help. It’s pricey but hoping it’ll be worth it! laura mercier - Caviar Stick Eye ShadowI got this in the shade au naturel. This will be a quick and easy eye look for when I’m back to teaching! Might even use this for my engagement photos. Anyone use these before? Thoughts? Advice?
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This is my weekly Friday night DRUNK ELEPHANT - T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial Mask routine. This is a AHA/BHA mask that helps with texture, wrinkles and tone. I only do this before bed bc I like to double cleanse before applying my mask. I typically double cleanse in the shower with BANILA CO - Clean It Zero Cleansing Balm Nourishing and Kate Somerville - DeliKate Soothing Cleanser then apply PETER THOMAS ROTH - Cucumber Gel Mask Extreme Detoxifying Hydrator this mask is cooling and hydrating. I feel like this mask preps my skin for the exfoliation. When I get out of the shower I apply the DRUNK ELEPHANT - T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial Mask I leave this on for the suggested 20min. I use a washcloth to rinse off the mask with warm water, then I apply my hydrating products. I love NATURIUM - Hyaluronic Acid Essence 2% and NATURIUM - Quadruple Hyaluronic Acid Serum 5% I use both of these products in my everyday routines to help keep my skin hydrated. I then lock in all the hydration by slathering on PAULA'S CHOICE - Omega+ Complex Moisturizer mixed with eitherNATURIUM - Virgin Marula Face Oil 100% or NATURIUM - Plant Squalane Face Oil 100% Last but not least I seal all these products in with CeraVe - Healing Ointment I feel like this pushes all the products in, like a sleeping mask. I have to lay on my back until it soaks in because it will get on my pillows. This weekly self care has really helped my skin texture and dark spots. I want to try the ordinary AHA/BHA next. I have used this once a week for the past 4 weeks, so far without any irratation. Tell me what you think about this routine down in the comments. ***I did not edit my before and after pics***
Cerave Healing Ointment AKA Dry Skin Saver😍
I’m using Tretinoin, which is absolutely amazing for acne and fine lines. However, it is also know for dry skin. At night time, I’ll use my retinoid (Tretinoin) and my moisturizer. Afterwards I’ll use the Cerave Healing Ointment to seal in moisture. While this may look super greasy, it can help sooo much with dry skin. I also recommend satin or silk pillowcases when using this product❤️
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Take This Lip Balm From Your BF If He Has One!
I was skeptical about lip treatment products because a lot of them that I tried in the past didn’t impress me at all. They made my lips feel waxy rather than moisturised, and didn’t last long. So, for a long time I figured I just needed to live with my lips as they were - without major issues, but sometimes dry, and far from satisfactory when they became chapped with lipstick on. I used to just apply lip balms on and off in winter when my lips felt intolerably dry, without much expectation. That is, until I tried theJack Black - Intense Therapy Lip Balm SPF 25 that my boyfriend was using. Although Jack Black is marketed as a skincare brand for men, I was truly impressed by their lip balm, and that was when I came to realise that my bf’s always moist lips weren’t entirely genetic and that all lip balms weren’t just hype! The second I applied the lip balm, I felt it penetrate quickly, instead of just staying on the surface. It’s packed with organic ingredients such as avocado oil and shea butter that moisturise and condition the lips and prevent water loss. It also gives instant relief and repair thanks to vitamin E and green tea extract that fight against free radicals and inflammation. Besides the fact that it’s a life-saver for my dry lips, I also love it for its SPF 25 rating. The UVA and UVB absorbers it contains protect lips from sunburn and windburn - which, to be honest, was the care I almost had never given to my lips before. A bonus point for Jack Black lip balms is that they are available in multiple flavours. I started with the natural mint & shea butter one that my boyfriend got at that time, but my recent favourite is grapefruit & ginger. Each flavour is so refreshing as if there is a fresh fruit put right under your nose. I strongly recommend you girls give it a try if your bf has one; otherwise go get this lip balm for both of you!
Night skincare ✨
FARMACY - Green Clean Makeup Removing Cleansing Balm 1st step of my double cleanse is this balm Depending on what I have on my face is how I determine the amount but I do use it quite daily so almost time to get another one Definitely not pores clogging or over oily I love how gentle it feels DRUNK ELEPHANT - Beste No. 9 Jelly Cleanser 2nd step to my double cleanse is this jelly cleaner Definitely do not get either of these in tour eyes but I still remove the make up around my eyes with this one as I lather it in my hands and splash all over Definitely a product I’ve had around for a while but not totally a must have for me Kiehl's - Powerful-Strength Dark Circle Reducing Vitamin C Eye Serum I received this sample a few days ago I’ll post the other sample I chose this one over to try for the week ! It was simply based on texture and smell But both promised to reduce dark circles So far I have used it 3 times and have no complaints It goes on quite smooth and feels like a thick luxurious cream BIOSSANCE - Squalane + Omega Repair Cream I traded my youth to people super greens for this cream as I felt it was almost to watery for me This is more of a cream lotion feel and very moisturizing I use it daily but still am deciding how much I like it or if it’s worth repurchasing I do like it more than the ytp but may try another moisturizer next Kiehl's - Midnight Recovery Concentrate I use quite a bit of this oil I apply it by putting 6-8 drops in my hands and pressing them together for 20-30 seconds to warm Then dab into my skin making sure to press into my cheeks and forehead with my palms then dab around my eyes and nose with my fingertips Jack Black - Intense Therapy Lip Balm SPF 25 lastly I apply a thick coat of this I use it as a night lip mask I find it hydrates and stays on better than laniege with I was in love with I plan to repurchase this forever It’s only $8!!! And better than quite a few lip balms I have which is a lot ! Will post a lip balm review next week! Thank you and Goodnight lovelies 💋
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Is Glow Recipe...the Right Recipe?
Now this brand can be considered luxury with relatively high price points. Much like other luxury brands, a lot of the formulations have high amounts of fragrance which can be very irritating. GLOW RECIPE - Watermelon Glow PHA+BHA Pore-Tight Toner -Great source of proven hydrators and leaves a healthy glow -Antioxidant rich formula that is alcohol free. -Helps smooth texture. -Fragranced and the ph is outside of the ideal PHA and BHA needed to effectively exfoliate. GLOW RECIPE - Blueberry Bounce Gentle Cleanser -Contains a good amount of antioxidants. -Effectively removes dirt and oil then rinses cleanly without leaving the feeling of tight skin. -Stings eyes when used to remove eye makeup. -Contains fragrance which is potentially irritating and product cannot fight acne as claimed. GLOW RECIPE - Watermelon + AHA Glow Sleeping Mask -Lotion-gel texture that absorbs quickly and includes skin soothing ingredients. -Includes sodium hyaluronate and antioxidant rich plants. -Fragranced and packaged in a jar which can compromise the ingredients. GLOW RECIPE - Avocado Melt Retinol Sleeping Face Mask -Spreads easily and absorbs quickly which leaves skin hydrated. -Includes four forms of avocado which contains fatty acids and antioxidants. -Contains fragrance and is packaged in a jar which can put the ingredients at risk. GLOW RECIPE - Watermelon Pink Juice Oil-Free Moisturizer -Lightweight, gel-like texture which is perfect for combination to oily skin. -Contains fragrance. -It also contains two kinds of antioxidant rich watermelon extracts. GLOW RECIPE - Watermelon Glow Jelly Sheet Mask -Mask has very moisturizing and soothing ingredients. -It’s easy to use and isn’t overly saturated -Contains fragrance which can be irritating GLOW RECIPE - Watermelon Glow Ultra-Fine Mist -Fog-like mist settles lightly while refreshing both skin and makeup. -Includes hyaluronic acid and soothing extracts. -Contains fragrance. GLOW RECIPE - Watermelon Glow Lip Pop -Adds a sheer pink color that can be built up for more pop. -The balm doesn’t offer long lasting hydration compared to the best formulas of today. -Contains potentially irritating fragrance which can worsen dry lips. -Doesn’t exfoliate as well as claimed GLOW RECIPE - Papaya Sorbet Smoothing Enzyme Cleansing Balm -Lightweight cream that contains extracts rich with antioxidants. -Effectively removes makeup, dirt, oil, and spf. -Fragranced which can be irritating. Conclusion: This brand has too many products that have fragrance which can be very irritating to the skin. There are products with other issues such as packaging that can put the ingredients at risk and cause hygiene issues. Although I wouldn’t recommend this brand, the oil free moisturizer is actually pretty good.
“No Makeup” Look for Video Calls✨ #CheriePartner
Looking like I’ve put in effort before a video call is good, but sometimes I just want to look a little more “effortless” for my more casual calls. This is my go-to “no-makeup” makeup look for video calls when I want to look put together but not overdone! ESTĒE LAUDER - Double Wear Radiant Concealer I always always use a bit of concealer for my undereyes as they’re super dark (thanks mom!). This creamy concealer gives plenty of coverage and leaves a radiant skin-like finish. I apply a dot under each of my eyes and on any discoloration or acne scars on my face, and then blend it in either with my fingers or a fluffy brush. COLOURPOP - Brow Boss Pencil COLOURPOP - Brow Boss Gel Defining the brows helps to frame the face! I love these Brow Boss products from Colourpop because they’re inexpensive but perform just as well as any high-end brow products! The pencil is waxy but still creamy enough to show up in the brows. The gel is more of a whipped pomade texture and helps to lift and hold up the brows for a fluffy look! COLOURPOP - Super Shock Blush Adding a little bit of a blush to the cheeks AND to the outer crease of the eyelids will create a youthful look. I love this blush from Colourpop! It adds a natural radiance and color to the cheeks. GLOW RECIPE - Watermelon Glow Lip Pop A glossy, tinted lip balm can also help to make you look more youthful and awake! This lip balm from Glow Recipe has AHA ingredients to exfoliate the lips and keep them soft. I also love the soft pink color that this gives the lips! What is your go-to look for video calls?
Best Lip Balms With SPF I Ever Used
We're all well versed in the importance of daily SPF, but there's one crucial area a lot of us leave neglected. The skin on our lips is thinner and more delicate than that on the rest of face, making it even more susceptible to damage from the sun's rays. It’s crucial to protect our lips from harmful ultraviolet rays just as we do the rest of our skin. Protecting lips from the sun is pretty straightforward. All we need is essentially a “two-in-one” that provides the moisturizing benefits of a quality lip balm, and the UV protection of a good sunscreen. ultrasun - Ultralip SPF30 A perfect budget friendly spf lipbalm. It's a super creamy, lightweight non-glossy product and I wake up with extremely smooth lips... It's very nourishing and lasts a good while, protects my lips - I can wear it and feel confident and relaxed to enjoy the sun, knowing my lips are protected. I love that it's completely matte, which means I can take it over my lip line without it looking silly. Another my go to lip balm is Kiehl's Butterstick Lip Treatment SPF 30 Kiehl's - Butterstick Lip Treatment SPF 30 Highlighted Features: ￼￼￼￼Infused with coconut oil, lemon butter, and SPF 30, this balm helps keep lips hydrated for up to 12 hours. ￼￼￼￼Moisturize with Untinted for clear protection or add a pop of color in Simply Rose, Naturally Nude, Touch of Berry, Pure Petal, or Pop of Peony. This butterstick keeps my lips hydrated. It soothes against cracking and flaking. I was hesitant on buying it first but my sister insisted it to me while I was in Canada. That was the best decision I have ever made. It is so creamy and moisturizing! First when I found this product, I was impressed, it feels like a matte lipstick with a touch of smooth gloss. I'm really satisfied with Kiehl's Butterstick Lip Treatment SPF 25 and Kiehl's Butterstick Lip Treatment SPF25 - Pop Of Peony 4g/0.14oz and would like to get again! It's super light - feels just like chapstick, doesn’t dry out my lips and instead leaves them feeling soft. I use this more for the easy color throughout the day rather than as my primary chapstick because I HATE how most lipsticks leave you chapped.
Kiehl's-Butterstick Lip Treatment SPF 30
Tinted lip balm for my latest Trip 💓
Fresh Sugar lip balm: Tulip color satin finish look! Main ingredients: Sugar, Black current seed oils and Grapeseed oil help prevent moisture loss and smooth skin. Sugar lip balm is my Favorite tinted lip balm I carried with me anywhere on my vacation. I like the scent and taste, it is very pleasant. I prefer to use tinted lip balm over liquid lipstick because it gives my lips natural for my vacation sproty looks plus this product also have sun protection SPF 15. I can re apply it all day long and it doesnt make me feel heavy or dry my lip out. This is my selfie I took when I was finished hiking for an hours. And yet my lips still look healthy with a little of tinted. I like how it looks on my lips. Over all I give fresh sugar lip balm Tulip color 4/5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ One down: It didn’t hydrated my lips enough when temperature goes down. Also I think it is pricey for $24 lip balm in 0.15 oz fresh - Sugar Lip Treatment Sunscreen SPF 15 How about you guys, Any recommendations for tinted lips balm over winter?
fresh-Sugar Lip Treatment Sunscreen SPF 15
FRESH Sugar mint lip balm ✨❄️
fresh - Sugar Mint Rush ening Lip Treatment this has nice consistency, doesnt slather on too thick or oily. My lips do feel softer during and after using it. It has spf ☀️in it which is important even in lip care! Nice minty smell 🌱 and cools 🧊the lips too. I have tried the advance care which it a few dollars more. It was nice and smelled like lemon 🍋 but for a few dollars more these are really just the same thing. I feel like it’s over priced for sure and if you don’t have the budget there is better drug store lip balms that will essentially do the same thing. This is Sephora’s clean brand too so it doesn’t contain irritants or harmful chemicals. I’ve tried their skin care line as well and it is nice just so pricey 💵. But this is a good brand worth trying if you can pay the extra for it.
fresh-Sugar Mint Rush ening Lip Treatment
Have I finally found the lip balm holy grail?!
If I had to guess, I’d say I have about 75 lip balms, chapstick, etc. 😳 Not even kidding. I struggle with chapped lips pretty badly, especially this time of year. I received this sample and to be honest was a bit skeptical because of the name 😂 It’s a nipple balm but for lips? It makes sense though because the skin is similar. I’ve been using it for a week so let’s see! Dr.Lipp - Original Nipple Balm for Lips I applied at night before bed and when I woke up in the morning my lips felt BRAND NEW. I even still had it on when I woke up which is amazing. I’ve been using once or twice during the day as well now and you don’t have to constantly reapply! 🙌🏻🙌🏻 This awesome balm is $14.50 at my local Walgreens which I know is pricey for lip balm but it’s worth it!! One tube should last quite a while without having to apply every 5 mins! LANEIGE - Lip Sleeping Mask - Mint Choco Chip has NOTHING on this!!!!!
LANEIGE-Lip Sleeping Mask - Mint Choco Chip
Has anyone tried Nest lip balms?🕯
So, currently my favorite candle is Nest: Bamboo. I love so many different candles, but can be very picky & really only like natural smelling candles. This has a really strong fragrance, I would say most Nest candles pack a punch. I love that because i can fill my whole studio with one of the large candles (& I have 2 cats with an indoor litter box) Nest describes the profile as flowering bamboo, a variety of white florals, sparkling citrus & fresh green accords. To me I don’t get the citrus... & honestly hate citrus scented things. I find this to be a very warm scent, great for all year round & perfectly delightful in Summer. To be quite honest I don’t know what flowering bamboo smells like in real life, but the lovely complex of white flowers is very sophisticated. It’s almost like jasmine & amber ? The lush greens are definitely there too. It’s not sweet but not too robust either. They use a food-grade paraffin wax, & I’ve had really great even burn with all Nest candles. Though I wish every candle in the world came with a lid, can’t knock off a star for that... NEST FRAGRANCES - Bamboo Candle Now onto the lip balm!!!! We don’t want paraffin there! I came across this on Ulta.com & I’ve been in the market for a new lip balm with spf that doesn’t contain petroleum products. This one has an spf of 15 from Octinoxate & Oxybenzone (however those are chemical sunscreens) & is beeswax based with lots of beneficial oils high on the ingredients list like coconut, grape seed, jojoba & apricot kernel. (Full ingredients list on last slide) Though I haven’t really been a fan of beeswax based lip balms, I’d be very interested to try this because it’s so hard to find a lip balm that has spf as well as decent ingredients. I eat too much lip balm to put petroleum on my lips ever again! NEST FRAGRANCES - Bamboo & Jasmine Lip Balm SPF 15 NEST FRAGRANCES - Ocean Mist & Coconut Water Lip Balm SPF 15 NEST FRAGRANCES - Grapefruit & Verbena Lip Balm SPF 15 NEST FRAGRANCES - Ginger & Neroli Lip Balm SPF 15 I really want to try the bamboo/jasmine obviously, but there are 3 other scents from their popular candies from what I can find. Has anyone tried any of these? I would love to hear your experience! FYI— They’re strangely not on the Nest site but are available at Ulta.
NEST FRAGRANCES-Bamboo & Jasmine Lip Balm SPF 15
Can the real best lip balm please stand up
LISTEN UP Y’ALL. THIS IS THE HOLY GRAIL. Blistex - Blistex Dct Daily Conditioning Treatment Spf 20 My family has been using this lip conditioning treatment as our regular, everyday lip balm for as long as I can remember. It’s time I share the secret! This is your lips’ best friend. It will cure your dry lips overnight, not even exaggerating. Smooth on a good amount of this creamy, light balm at night. In the morning, your lips will have a floating layer of dry, gross lip that you just wipe off to reveal smooth baby lips again. Even if you don’t need a deep treatment, use this as your regular chapstick throughout the day and you’ll never see dry lips again. Even in the dry winter months. Another pro? This looks like a shiny lipgloss when applied. I’ve gotten so many compliments from men and women because of this. It has NO other match, not even from highly rated lipglosses. I wear this when I go out and it has never failed me. It even has SPF for daytime. A miracle worker: this is the ONLY lip balm I could use during my accutane treatments that actually helped and wasn’t just a layer sitting on my lips. It is so moisturizing, yet comfortable and not globby or heavy at all. This is 1000x better than Aquaphor (Aquaphor - Lip Repair + Protect Broad Spectrum SPF 30 ) guys. Better than the LANEIGE - LANEIGE Lip Sleeping Mask too! You’ll be so thankful using this on isotretinoin. I have converted all my friends to using this product and they’re shocked they never knew about it before. I would buy this even if it were $20 a pop, but lucky for us it’s around $3. I cannot say enough good things about this. I would give it 10 stars if I could! Do yourself a favor and go buy some of this miracle product! You will never look back.
Blistex-Blistex Dct Daily Conditioning Treatment Spf 20
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