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I can’t believe Christmas has come and gone! Though it may have looked different, I hope you all had a great one! It’s officially the last Saturday of the year and I thought I’d share one of my #2020skincarefavorites - the @laneige_us Lip Glowy Balm in Grapefruit. . This specific lip balm has been a staple in my handbag/work desk for this entire year! . This light weight lip balm which has Shea butter is perfect the perfect thing to use throughout the day because it moisturizes, hydrates and gives your lips a natural tint that is not too glossy. It’s also very comfortable to wear and is not sticky. . It’s the perfect companion to @laneige_us cult favorite lip sleeping balm! . . #laneige #hydratewithlaneige #lipbalm #sephoraLANEIGE - Lip Glowy Balm
SOFTEST LIPS EVER?!?💋🌸🎀💞
I love everything pink. Clearly. So to say I initially bought the lip sleeping mask because it's pink would not be a lie. 😂 I first tried the LANEIGE - LANEIGE Lip Sleeping Mask and felll in love right away. I first tried the mini/sample in a Sephora favorites a year or so ago and got the full size shortly after that. Using this every night before bed SERIOUSLY gives me the softest lips EVER! Then just recently I purchased the LANEIGE - Lip Glowy Balm and it is just as good as the sleeping mask! This balm looks SO GOOD on the lips, it give them a glossy glow, without the stickiness of a gloss! Theres is also the slightest pink tint to the berry one. I LOVE THEM BOTH!
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drunk elephant review with fungal acne🐘💗
as someone with fungal acne, buying the same products can be reaaallyyy boring. so this is my review of drunk elephant as someone with fungal acne!! * disclaimer, NONE of these products are fungal acne safe!! use at your own risk * ￼DRUNK ELEPHANT - Slaai Makeup-Melting Butter Cleanser this cleansing balm doesn’t really emulsify when you activate it with water, leaving a really oily feeling😕 and doesn’t remove all my makeup ￼DRUNK ELEPHANT - Beste No. 9 Jelly Cleanser Deluxe Sample this is a really nice gentle foaming cleanser... and thats pretty much it. ￼DRUNK ELEPHANT - B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum i love this serum! its a lovely gel serum that absorbs in quickly and is greak at oil control ￼DRUNK ELEPHANT - C-Firma Vitamin C Day Serum this serum is a little tricky, i haven’t really noticed a difference in my skin in terms if brightness, i do have a bit of dark spots and they haven’t budged. not to mention this formulation is a rip off of the SKINCEUTICALS - C E Ferulic With 15% L-Ascorbic Acid Vitamin C Serum ￼ ￼DRUNK ELEPHANT - Lala Retro Whipped Cream this is a thicc moisturizer that surprisingly doesn’t leave my oily skin looking greasy af. its a good moisturizer for dry combo skin! ￼￼ ￼DRUNK ELEPHANT - Protini Polypeptide Cream this moisturizer feels exactly like the lala retro... its just 8 dollars more expensive ￼DRUNK ELEPHANT - T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial Mask this mask burns so bad the first 20 seconds but then it settles down. i really havent seen a difference in my skin so ￼DRUNK ELEPHANT - Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil ive only used this oil a few times but wow it really makes your skin feel super soft and dewy ￼DRUNK ELEPHANT - Lippe Balm DRUNK ELEPHANT - Lippe Balm i love this lip balm but its 16 dollars and the claim are completely false! in conclusion, i wont be repurchasing anymore of drunk elephant products because in reality they are just good products... nothing too special ESPECIALLY for the price. they aslo didn’t want to provide information about the percentage of black employees during the Pull Up Or Shut Up movement so yeah. their aesthetic is cute but ive grown out of this phase 😀 like and save!! xo melanie
centella asciatica + spironolactone = 🥰
it’s been a minute! here’s an update on my skin, picture on the left was taken during my peak worst skin of 2020 (June) and now (December). Between now and then, it’s been mainly credited to patience, attempting to pick my skin less, simplifying my routine, and a few amazing products that my skin just seems to really agree with. here’s my routine: Morning/Day: ￼Cetaphil - Gentle Skin Cleanser ￼ This amazing aloe / glycerine/ squalane moisturizer that I get from a local aesthetician. Linking here! It is SO light and doesn’t clog skin but moisturizers super well. I go thru this like crazy. 10/10 https://www.smartcosmeticstudio.com/shop/exzit-moisture ￼TULA SKINCARE - Cooling & Brightening Eye Balm ￼MARIO BADESCU - Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs and Rosewater ￼DRUNK ELEPHANT - Lippe Balm Night: Same routine but adding: ￼COSRX - Centella Blemish Cream I literally would be LOST without this product. I use it over moisturizer- it’s pretty thick and probably should be used as a spot treatment, but I cover my face lightly in it. I found it’s been amazing for acne scars, healing, lightening, and soothing redness. ￼Nexcare - Nexcare Acne Blemish Cover Amazing and so cheap on amazon Or... ￼PanOxyl - PM Overnight Spot Patches love these but a little more expensive. I have that on in my picture on the right! I’m also on 100mg/ day of Spironolactone for about 6mo as prescribed by my Dermatologist. I recommend this as an alternative if no over the counter products are helping, it took a while to start working but saves me from the horrible and painful under skin pimples which would probably be convering my face if I weren’t taking this! 🤍
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Adult acne update round 2
I have just finished my 2 month round of antibiotics, and boy was it rough but the look at my skin! Scarring isn’t great, but that can’t be tackled till acne is officially gone. I haven’t gotten any new cystic acne bumps and I’m using the same products NEOSTRATA - Foaming Glycolic Wash Clindamycin wipes elta md SKINCARE - UV Elements Broad-Spectrum SPF 44 And when my skin is extremely dry CeraVe - Healing Ointment I have my next dermatologist appointment in a month and we’re then focusing on scarring, fingers crossed my skin stays clear!
Winter slugging 2.0 🐌❄️
In Canada winters are harsh and the Cerave products are hard to come by (always sold out in Montreal anyways) so I used to slug with just vaseline. It works fine, but I decided to upgrade after finding this baby at the drugstore. I was surprised to find the cerave baby line also had a ointment and skincare junkies seem to not have found the baby aisle just yet! CeraVe - Healing Ointment The ingredient list is a bit different from the regular one but it’s very similar. It contains: Ceramides that support healthy skin barrier ✨ Panthenol which is a humectant that has anti inflammatory properties 🧴 Hyaluronic Acid that helps the skin retain moisture 💧 Mineral oil & petroleum that are amazing occlusives 🚫 Since slugging with it a couple nights a week, my wind burns and sensitized skin is so much better (my skin can’t tolerate much actives and I sometimes push a bit too far). I try to use it the night before I wash my hair because it does travel. I also don’t usually cleanse in the morning but If I used petroleum the night before, I will use a gentle cleanser in the morning. I would not recommend slugging to someone with active acne or super oily skin. Petroleum is non comedogenic if you apply it on clean skin but it traps everything in the skin (the good and the bad) so if you produce alot of sebum or have severe acne, maybe it’s not for you. * I do NOT believe in « clean beauty » and couldn’t care less about your fear mongering about petroleum, mineral oil and all of the « harmful ingredients » you think is in this product so please don’t even bother. I will not get cancer from it, i’m fine thank you. ☠️
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New Favorite Lip Balm
I had heard many good things about this lip balm and I was hesitant about it mainly because of the price ($15). Now having tried it, 100% worth it! It goes on and stays on, makes my lips feel so smooth, has a slight shimmer to it, and smells so divine! I’ve only tried the birthday cake scent but will definitely try other scents! Glossier. - Balm Dotcom
Recently I’ve gone through a lot of products and emptied a couple favourites, so I’ve changed up some products in my routine and thought I would do an updated day time routine. My first step is always cleansing, I haven’t gone through my comfort zone - comfort zone Essential Cleansing Milk but I’m pretty close to done, over half way, but it should last me at least another month. Next I spray my face with the YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Adaptogen Soothe + Hydrate Activated Mist with Reishi + Ashwagandha and immediately put on the Dr Dennis Gross - Stress Rescue Super Serum with Niacinamide (📍). I’ve only been using this Youth to the People spay for a month, but I’ve already seen it make a huge difference in my glowiness and hydration through the day. The serum has also improved my skin a lot as my skin is sensitive to vitamin c, this has the brightening (niacinamide) and the antioxidant protection (goji fruit) that a vitamin c serum would have, without the irritation. Next I put on my The Ordinary - Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG (📍) eye cream/serum, this helps to de puff my under eyes in the morning. My last three steps are to moisturizer with the CAUDALIE - Vinoperfect Instant Brightening Moisturizer (📍), apply my current SPF which is the THANK YOU FARMER - Sun Project Water Sun Cream and moisturizer my lips with the Glossier. - Balm Dotcom . I also want to start a new system in my posts, products with a 📍behind it on my posts, I received for free, as I’m trying to be more conscious of that. I’ve gone back on past posts and utilized this system. Thanks for reading! 📍= product was sent to me for free
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Body + Lip Products for the Winter
Since it’s been getting colder, my skin has been craving a lot more moisture. Here’s what I’ve been trying recently, with my honest reviews. I am unemployed because of COVID, so price is something I’m very conscious of. I’m only repeat-buying products that work and are worth the price! JOSIE MARAN - Whipped Argan Oil Body Butter Vanilla Apricot This is my must-have in the winter for dry skin. It’s extremely hydrating, a little goes a long way, the pot lasts forever, and it’s one of my all time favorite scents. I received this as a gift last year but liked it so much that I’ve continued to buy it ever since! Josie Maran is expensive, so I might recommend adding this product to a Christmas wish list for the first try if you’re curious and on a budget. philosophy - Fresh Cream Body Lotion I love this for every day use. The scent is very warm, which I love for winter, and lingers for most of the day but isn’t overpowering! Not cheap but affordable, and it hits all the marks for a great lotion. Nécessaire - The Body Lotion A new purchase which I bought because of the vitamins it contains, and, honestly, all the hype surrounding it. It’s unscented, the consistency is GREAT, and it absorbs well. But although it’s around the same price as philosophy lotions, the fact that it’s unscented makes me want to reach for tried-and-true, cheaper lotions from brands like CeraVe. The ingredients so far have not caused any noticeable changes in my skin so I probably won’t buy this for myself again even though I love how smoothly it goes on. BURT’S BEES - Almond & Milk Hand Cream A great drugstore buy that WORKS. It’s slightly more heavy duty than my other hand creams and melts into the skin well. Plus I love the scent, it reminds me of marzipan/almond paste. fresh - Sugar Advanced Therapy Lip Treatment First of all, this chapstick is super expensive. I’m so scared of losing it that it never leaves my house. But with that being said, it really is an amazing chapstick. If I use this once in the morning and once at night, I don’t really need to think about my lips for the rest of the day. Awake - Lip Therapy Lip Mask I received this as a sample and it’s....it’s really good, okay. This is the product that got me into lip masks. It works and it smells great. Even after trying other brands, this one’s still my favorite. And it’s a couple dollars cheaper than other lip masks on the market!
💄give me some BALM 💋
💄 This Sephora Favorites lip balm set is a *kisses fingers* set of perfection! Because of COVID, I’ve been wearing a mask all the time and there’s no point to lip color when no one can see it. And all that humidity makes my lips chapped. This set came to the rescue. 💋 For $29, you get five lip balms ($89 value), TWO of which are full size! It includes 🌸 Full Size tarte - SEA Quench Lip Rescue Balm $19. A beautifully tinted and shiny lip balm that hydrates and makes my lips soft and shiny. I love this balm and the clean brand Tarte, which uses vegan ingredients and doesn’t do animal testing. It doesn’t have a scent and the color is so natural. 💋 Full Size PAT McGRATH LABS - Lip Fetish Balm $36. A sheer and hydrating lip balm that I would never pay $36 for normally, but am happy to have. The packaging is so cute and with nice ingredients like shea butter and vitamin E, my lips feel so smooth. 👄 Lil fresh - Sugar Advanced Therapy Lip Treatment $13. From acclaimed lip therapy brand Fresh, this delicious smelling lip treatment containes beeswax, jojoba oil, and olive oil to smooth out lips and heal any cracks. 🌸 Lil Too Faced - Peaches & Cream Lip Balm $6. Smells like peaches and cream with a sheer pink tint for a natural look! It’s super little and fits right into my purse. 💄Lil Jouer - Essential Lip Enhancer Balm $8. Jojoba oil, beeswax, vitamin E, and shea butter in a clear lip treatment with a touch of pink that smells deliciously like roses.
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Testing my minis
So I got a lot of mini products from Ulta for buying “x” amount of stuff you get free samples. I tried them out and here’s what I think... Jack Black - Intense Therapy Lip Balm SPF 25 this lip balm is on of my favorites, when I have extra dry or chapped lips this stuff helps moisturize and repair my lips. OUAI - OUAI Body Cleanser I really like this body cleanser because when I use it I feel clean and refreshed, my skin looks cleaner and brighter. boscia - Cactus Water Moisturizer I like this moisturizer because it smells good, it’s thin, and has a nice consistency to it. It makes my face a little shiny almost sticky looking but other than that this is a pretty good moisturizer. CeraVe - Daily Moisturizing Lotion For Normal To Dry Skin I love cerave, I love a good majority of their products. I like this moisturizer but it is a little on the thicker side and I usually like thinner moisturizers. It does it’s job and doesn’t make me breakout. exuviance - Overnight Transformation Complex I love the smell of this product, it smells fresh. It has a nice consistency. The issue I have is that it made me breakout the first time I used it. DERMAdoctor - Lucky Bamboo Probiotic Fermented Wasabi Pressed Serum this product has an odd thick consistency and it’s milky white in color. To me it doesn’t have much of a smell at all. It’s weird to me because I’ve only seen serums that are clear or transparent but this product is very opaque. It made my face feel really odd and sticky. Murad - Hydro-Dynamic Ultimate Moisture I didn’t use this product on my face only because the smell was so awful and the color was very displeasing. It smells stale and kind of waxy. The color is like a bees wax yellow. It feels oily when I put some in my fingers.
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!
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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 Glow Pink Juice 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?
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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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Are Chapped 👄 LIPS, chapping your hide?
I am a lip balm ADDICT. Even in the summertime I use it multiple times daily. So as you can imagine I’ve tried A LOT of different kinds. And this is what I’ve learned. 1. Avoid scents. 2. Avoid the typical Nivea and Blistex types, they may soothe at the time, but it’s only topical they do not sink in - so you’ll find yourself constantly re-applying. 3. Lip balm is your best friend for naturally beautiful lips big or small, especially during 🥶❄️ Then I started seeing Kosas - Port LipFuel Hyaluronic Lip Balm all over Instagram and decided to give it a shot, and boy am I ever glad I did!! The hyaluronix acid sinks in to your lips giving you hours and hours of hydration! No word of a lie, since I started using Kosas Lip Fuel - my lips have never chapped again. But it comes back if you don’t continue using it daily! And the Kosas - Limited Edition Port Lipfuel Extra-Strength Lip Balm With Flora + Bast CBD and Hyaluronic Acid is extra soothing and hydrating; the CBD and flora give it that extra lasting hydration too 🥰 So do your lips a service this winter, and gear up with Kosas Lip Fuel! 💋
Kosas - Keep It Clean Clean Volumizing Mascara and Hydrating Lip Set Got this from sephore sale for $24! I really want to try the lip oil but i dont like it like fr i cant even get a product from the tube! The applicator is very small and not much product, they focused More on the packaging of it instead whats inside. Its good i didnt buy the gloss itself and just bought this set. Kosas - Wet Lip Oil Gloss OMG this is the best lip balm ive ever used! Its mentholy, minty and hydrating! Idk but its more buttery that really nourishes the lip and the shape of it is different too! Kosas - Port LipFuel Hyaluronic Lip Balm I want to try this mascara too! Looks interesting! Kosas - The Big Clean Volumizing + Lash Care Mascara
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Lip BUTTER 🧈 AWARD WINNING
Award winning lip butter in my opinion. There is seriously nothing like it. Now I will say that the packaging is not my favorite. Sometimes it will come oozing out. You barely have to squeeze it, and don’t leave it at the bottom of your purse. Also, trust me when I tell you that a little goes a loooooong way! I love how shiny and moisturized my lips are. It’s NOT sticky at all, I’m seriously obsessed. It’s worth the money, the product lasts for so long. I can leave it on for 2 hours and not have to reapply. I always get compliments and questions when I’m wearing it. It’s a MUST have 🤍 *Do NOT order from their website, get it at Sephora. A lot of people who order through Summer Fridays never received their product What is it? A silky vegan lip mask/butter that hydrates and soothes parched lips. Skin type? Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily Skin care concerns: Dryness, Dull Lips, Cracked, Bleeding Formulation: Rich Mask, Not sticky at all Main ingredients: Shea and Murumuru Seed Butters: ￼Packed with ultra-hydrating seed butters, these natural moisturizers soothe, heal, and condition parched lips. (Bye bye, dry.) Vegan Waxes: ￼This unique blend of vegan waxes will soften and boost shine all day with a smooth, never-greasy texture that feels heaven sent. Natural Vanilla Flavor ￼Its sweet-yet-subtle hint of vanilla. It smells so dreamy, I’m obsessed with it Call Outs: This product is vegan, cruelty-free, and gluten-free, comes in recyclable packaging, and is reef safe. Clean at Sephora 💕
MY 2020 TOP 5 ✨
I love this prompt from @cherieand was excited to start thinking about some of my favourites from 2020. It was a nice chance to really reflect on the past year, and celebrate my personal self care journey. So here are my favourites! Product - After lots of consideration I decided to choose one of my favourite products for each category of: face, lips and hair! So many great products this year it’s so hard to choose, but I would say for face: BIOSSANCE - Squalane + Marine Algae Eye Cream was my all time favourite discovery, so effective for my specific concerns (sun damage/milia)! The SUMMER FRIDAYS - Lip Butter Balm was my favourite lip product - I was addicted to the smell + really kept my lips hydrated. Plus for the price, you know I wasn’t gunna misplace this bad boy. And lastly, I would almost consider it a full on addiction how much I loved the OLAPLEX - No. 7 Bonding Oil , seriously this stuff changed my life! Trend - Sustainable packaging, and gorgeous reusable jars were one of my favourite trends. I love this shift towards mindfulness, especially because I often feel like it’s a domino effect where it can start with mindfulness to the environment, than mindfulness of people and surroundings and I believe this is a very important/healthy shift for consumers. My best look - Dark lips, always. Favourite Creators - I couldn’t possibly choose just one, there are so many creators here that are amazing, unique, lovely, smart, creative and genuine - I’m so grateful for this platform! But a few accounts I think you should definitely check out - @heynoonoofor some of the most beautiful makeup looks I’ve ever seen, just absolute works of art! @D.Bennettthis gorgeous human has an amazing page. All encompassing, wonderfully informative and super relatable. @annkrishaAnn’s page is awesome, from Halloween looks to gift guides ... she’s ON it. Not to mention her results posts are super helpful and informative. @Mallory- I love her content, her posts are very relatable and she is just genuinely such a good person! Something I learned - SPF if so important! APPLY - than REAPPLY even in the winter. I really like THANK YOU FARMER - Sun Project Water Sun Cream Hope you enjoyed my top 5 ✨💛
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
The lip balm I can’t live without
Lucas Papaw is a do-it-all balm from Australia that’s been around for over 100 years and has something of a cult following in the land down under. A friend brought me back a tube and it quickly became the product that I take everywhere. It’s packed with petroleum jelly for deep moisture, but the real star ingredient is fermented carica papaya (paw paw). It provides a gentle enzymatic exfoliation that breaks down dead skin cells and lets the moisturizing ingredients work even harder leaving my lips so soft. Papaw has a thick texture that sinks into lips quickly leaving behind a tiny bit of shine and no gloop-factor. In addition to being my favorite lip balm, Papaw has soothing and antimicrobial properties that make it a true multi-use product. Some of the things it’s great for are: ❣️big bites ❣️rashes ❣️cracked dry skin ❣️minor burns and wounds ❣️sunburns Papaw is available on Amazon and comes in tune and tub form so you can stay stocked up at home and on the go! LUCAS' PAPAW REMEDIES - Lucas' Papaw Ointment Lip Balm
LUCAS' PAPAW REMEDIES-Lucas' Papaw Ointment Lip Balm
Fresh Sugar lip balms
The fresh - Sugar Hydrating Lip Balm-Blood Orange come in a bunch of tasty flavors in the cutest little jars. I have lime mint, watermelon and caramel. My favorite is definitely lime mint with watermelon being a close second. I find these equivalent to just about any lip balm out there. They’re a little sticky and moderately hydrating. They add great shine to your lips and they smell so good! I don’t think there is anything particularly special about these lip balms but they are cute and have great flavors. They are definitely pricey for a lip balm so I think you can get something way cheaper that works the same but I don’t mind paying extra for their cuteness.
fresh-Sugar Hydrating Lip Balm-Blood Orange
Glossier Lip Balms
I love this product and use it morning and night. It feels great on your lips and makes them look moisturized. I used to always have chapped lips but now I don’t. Even though it is a little on the pricier side, i got one on Christmas and I and still using it so it lasts a while. I used to get lip acne, but now I don’t thanks to this product not having harmful ingredients. I definitely recommend. Glossier. - All Balms Set
Glossier.-All Balms Set
LITERALLY THE BEST LIP BALM I’VE EVER TRIED
GLOW RECIPE - Watermelon Glow Lip Pop I love this lip balm so much because it’s a 3-in-1 scrub to balm that treats, hydrates and leaves a tint. KEY INGREDIENTS: Watermelon Extract full of vitamins, hydrates and soothes lips Coconut Flower Sugar provides gentle physical exfoliation to remove dead skin, while the coconut oil moisturizes Plant-Derived AHAs extracts derived from Hibiscus, Wild Pansy, and Hawthorn to soothe, smooth and hydrate FINAL REVIEW: Although it’s marketed as so many products in one, I use it like I would any other lip balm. It smells so yummy, keeps my lips feeling smooth and leaves a beautiful glossy finish on my lips and light pink tint. This balm actually keeps the dryness away and lasts really well! It’s not a cheap lip balm but it definitely is worth the price tag!
GLOW RECIPE-Watermelon Glow Lip Pop
Omg this lip balm with SPF that really works!
The Jane Iredale Lip Drink in Crush is among my all time favorite lip balms. It works and the color is perfect. I’m actually going to have to pull these all out of my bag and show them off. I just thought I needed to show off how the slight pop of color really lights up the face. My lips have been so dry this week. I almost never need chapstick but when I do it’s this one! The spf is great. Edible zinc, and I adore how creamy and non sticky Lip Drink goes on. The colorless color is my boyfriends favorite product. Don’t tell him the silver tube is for chicks! 😉 It has excellent staying power and smells and tastes great. Kind of peppermint meets a light fruit. 😋 Super natural tasting. Pick one up! I’ll be sure to show off all the colors soon. 👍 #cheriecteator jane iredale - LipDrink Lip Balm
jane iredale-LipDrink Lip Balm
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