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Cleansing Balms!- Clinique Vs Elemis
I’m a big fan of double cleansing and find the only way I get all of my make up off and unclog my pores is using a cleanse balm first in my PM routine. Cleansing is THE most important part if your skin care routine as you need to start with a blank canvass in order for all your other products to do their work effectively! I’ve been alternating two highly recommended cleansing balms (tester sizes) daily for the past two weeks to determine which I would invest in and here is my verdict.... CLINIQUE - Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm VS ELEMIS - Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm My honest review I leave the balms on for a few minutes massaging and working into my skin, wiping off with a warm damp cloth. It’s so satisfying seeing how much dirt/makeup comes off! CLINIQUE - Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm : I LOVE THIS!!! It literally takes off every bit of make up and dirt on my face. A coin size amount goes a long way covering my face and neck. It feels great on my skin, unscented, easy application, silky texture not as oily... I find it does exactly what it says on the tin - Takes The Day Off! ELEMIS - Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm : Wow this smells so good- like you’re in a spa! I like the texture however slightly more slippery and oily- fine to apply still. The same coin sized amount covers face and neck. I’m a huge fan of Elemis products, especially from their Pro-Collagen range and the oils in this is what you pay for- very silky smooth! Verdict.... I’m reviewing both of these products as a first step cleanser and they both are honestly great in their own rights! However the winner is....CLINIQUE - Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm Why? It’s a no-fuss cleansing balm, literally gets every bit of my make up off! I also found the Clinique Balms texture to be less oily which I personally prefer and I didn’t see any added short-term benefit from the extra oils in the Elemis Balm. I felt as though the Clinique balm worked better at breaking down my make up and I didn’t feel as though I needed to leave on for as long. I’m usually not steered by price and will happily pay more if I think it’s worth it... however the Elemis balm is literally DOUBLE the price. I do love my Elemis products however Clinique wins this one! Price/Size difference: CLINIQUE - Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm - RRP $31 USD for 125ml ELEMIS - Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm - RRP $64 USD for 110ml
September Empties: mini edition!
Today I’m doing mini Monday a little different! I used up a ton of products in the month of September, including lots of mini’s while traveling. So today I’m featuring my thoughts on the mini’s I finished. Stay tuned for my full size empties tomorrow! ✨ . . 🤷🏽♀️ voir - Sunrise Rituals: Signature Shampoo voir - Sunset Rituals: Signature Conditioner : Nice but I have long hair and it’s really hard to tell my thoughts with a tiny packet! But it did smell amazing. . 👎🏼 ORIGINS - High-Potency Night-a-Mins Mineral-Enriched Oil-Free Renewal Cream : this is a nice thick moisturizer for night time. But I can’t get past the smell. It reminds me of some bad fruity drink I had in college 😂😬 . 👎🏼Kiehl's - Calendula Serum-Infused Water Cream : this is just way too light weight and not moisturizing enough for my skin type. You might like this if you’re oily. . ❤️ philosophy - Purity Made Simple 3-in-1 Shower, Bath & Shave Gel : yess this is the lemon custard and it smells soo good! . 👎🏼 DRUNK ELEPHANT - Umbra Tinte Physical Daily Defense Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 30 : this is SO greasy I can’t stand it. . 🤷🏽♀️ DRUNK ELEPHANT - Protini Polypeptide Cream : I don’t get the hype behind this. It’s also too greasy for me. And I’m not supporting DE right now. . 🤷🏽♀️ Milk MAKEUP - Kush Lip Balm : I like it! But not extremely long lasting. It did melt and get messy though. Would maybe repurchase on sale. . 🤷🏽♀️ NARS - Climax Mascara : nice for volume but it dried out quickly and flaked a lot. . ❤️ CLINIQUE - Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm : yes really enjoyed this. Would get on sale. Probably will save this little tub to put some balm from my full sizes in for future travel! . ❤️ REDKEN - One United Multi-Benefit Treatment Spray : yes a solid leave in conditioner!
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please help me fix my skin routine!
Hi everyone so i recently got into skincare and protecting my skin. My goal is to make it healthy and glowy. So I used to use cerave hydrating cleanser but it caused so many breakouts as you can see in the pictures. Just barely yesterday I switched to this new foam one. I also bought some ordinary stuff which I know I can only use the red one once a week for 10 mins. I also have small bumps on my forehead and heard that dandruff shampoo helps. But will this routine help my breakouts that I have now or what should I incorporate or change? Any suggestions will help, thank you! 💓 I also have oily skin.
I don’t know what to do
I really need help.... I am currently using the following GARNIER - SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water All-in-1 Cleanser & Makeup Remover I use this to remove my make up with a cotton pad Neutrogena - Hydro Boost Water Gel Cleanser I use this as my cleanser at the moment I don’t know if he’s helping bliss - Drench & Quench Moisturizer I use this as my moisturizer am and pm The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% I use this serum after my moisturizer The Ordinary - 100% Organic Cold Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil this as well I use after the serum The Ordinary - Azelaic Acid Suspension 10% this is my last thing to use Please help I tried differin gel with benzoyl peroxide wash but my face was literally burning and I’m scared to use it again.
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Spooky glam look👻
I got inspired by my new ghosty-girl earrings for this look! If you want to try it for yourself, here are the steps I took: 1. I started with brows, first filling them in with the NYX - Micro Brow Pencil and then cleaning up the bottom edges with my REVOLUTION - Conceal & Define Full Coverage Concealer 2. I then primed my lids with the PLOUISE - Base Shade on a small fluffy brush. 3. I packed the colors I wanted in a swoop shape on my upper lid (I used MORPHE - The James Charles Palette ) and then cut my crease out first with GARNIER - SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water All-in-1 Cleanser & Waterproof Makeup Remover 4. Then I reapplied the P. Louise base shade under the cut and packed in a shimmery shade on my lid. I used the same shades from my upper lid to create a smoky winged liner and fill in my under eye. 5. Last but not least, I glued on my lashes and crystals with IL MAKIAGE - Duo Adhesive Fake Eyelash Glue and the eyes were complete! Finish off with your favorite base makeup routine, and don’t forget the black lipstick😜 I tried the MAC - Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour and I’m obsessed! Hope you enjoy trying your own version of this ghosty glam😘
skin journey part 1
here to note the products i use in my daily routine: mornings i just use: The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% and CLINIQUE - Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+ after splashing my face with water and drying it off at night i: wash my face with a half pump of Bioré - Deep Pore Charcoal Cleanser and a full pump of Bioré - Witch Hazel Pore Clarifying Cooling Cleanser then i use GARNIER - SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water All-in-1 Cleanser & Waterproof Makeup Remover to remove any excess product followed by Neutrogena - Rapid Clear Stubborn Acne Spot Gel if necessary then every sunday night i use The Ordinary - AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution and to make sure my skin stays hydrated i take my CLINIQUE - Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+ mixed with The Ordinary - 100% Organic Cold Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil any and all suggestions/feedback is welcome!
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Farmacy Faves 💚🍃
My first #farmacyfridays showcasing a few favorites of mine from the brand - & because I am super excited for their Honey Halo moisturizer that is coming soon! Right now Farmacy is running a 25% off site-wide sale if you use code: STOCKUP. This is the perfect time to “stockup” on all of your Farmacy faves! 💚 I really love their cleansing balms - 𝒢𝓇𝑒𝑒𝓃 𝒞𝓁𝑒𝒶𝓃 & 𝒱𝑒𝓇𝓎 𝒞𝒽𝑒𝓇𝓇𝓎. Their cleansing balm is probably their bestseller & what really put the brand on the map! It effortlessly removes makeup, sunscreen & debris. These cleansers don’t irritate my eyes or cause any burning sensation, but I do find my vision to be a tad bit blurry if it does get in my eyes - but nothing intolerable. They are definitely on my top three favorite cleansing balm list! 🍃 𝒟𝒶𝒾𝓁𝓎 𝒢𝓇𝑒𝑒𝓃𝓈 is an excellent daytime moisturizer - it is oil free so it is perfect for those with oily / combo skin types. It has a gel like texture and sinks into the skin beautifully. 🍃 𝐻𝑜𝓃𝑒𝓎 𝒫𝑜𝓉𝒾𝑜𝓃 has quickly become a favorite mask of mine - I honestly don’t know what took me so long to try it, but I am so glad I received it in a Boxycharm a few months back! This will be perfect for fall & winter as it gives a gentle warming sensation; leaving the skin hydrated & supple thanks to all of the antioxidants in the formula. 🍯 Let me know down below what your Farmacy Faves are! 💚 FARMACY - Daily Greens Oil-Free Gel Moisturizer with Moringa and Papaya FARMACY - Honey Potion Renewing Antioxidant Hydration Mask FARMACY - Very Cherry Clean Makeup Meltaway Cleansing Balm FARMACY - Green Clean Makeup Removing Cleansing Balm
Very Cherry Eye Scary
So, basically I wanted to try out the new double cleanser routine since I noticed my current cleanser wasn't getting everything in one go. I started using the FARMACY - Very Cherry Clean Makeup Meltaway Cleansing Balm in January, but not frequently as I wasn't wearing makeup much. I amped up my use of the product in March and noticed I was getting red bumps around my eyes. I threw out my old mascara, cleaned all of my brushes, and even ditched makeup for a while. My doctor gave me antibiotics to help w the swelling, but the bump would only reappear a few days later. After doing some research I figured out this was happening because a pore had been clogged from a product I was using. I stopped using this product immediately once I realized the high level of oils was messing w my eye. Haven't had a bump since! 🎉 I feel bad because this product did do a great job of taking all of the makeup off.. but this was so painful for my eye I have a hard time recommending it.
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Cleansing balm battle 💕
Hi guys! Today I’m gonna review one of my favourite products of skincare. The most important step of a skincare routine is the cleansing of face. I’m not a very skincare person, I don’t have many face creams and serums, I just have one or other thing that I like to use for hydration and exfoliating my skin. Remove the makeup is the most important step, everyday I wear some makeup so I like to clean very well before sleep. FARMACY - Green Clean Makeup Removing Cleansing Balm Im still giving a try for this one. The texture is nice, easy for melt, nice smell (like green tea with some herbs) but: when I use I feel like I need more than usual for melt my makeup, and I feel like it burns my eyes too, it’s not painful but uncomfortable.. anyway, I’m still trying this one because it was pricy and I really want to like it 😰 but maybe it’s the formula , maybe my skin is more sensitive for this one, if you had a different experience leave a comment here! For now, I think I’m not gonna buy this one again. N°7 - Radiant Results Nourishing Cleansing Balm This is my favourite! I tried other similar which is BANILA CO - Clean It Zero 3-in-1 Cleansing Balm and they are similar except the texture. The number 7 is more oily cream and the Banila co is more like a butter. Both clean very well and I didn’t have eye irritation so I melted my makeup with my eyes opened and it didn’t burn at all. I like the number 7 because is a good price and it does the work very well! If you never tried a cleansing balm, I suggest the number 7 one! The banila co is also good. As you guys can see, my skin has few red spots, sun marks and I have a lot of blackheads in my nose so I exfoliate my nose with chemical and physical exfoliation. My skin is sensitive for any physical process so I do it once a week and chemical almost everyday. I think is important to show our face with no makeup because this is the reality and everyone has skin features that makes us unique ❤️ Thanks guys and I hope you guys enjoy my reviews!!! Xoxo 😘 💋
Packaging affair : Ask me Skincare questions ❤️
Packaging affair!!! 🥰 Who's a fan of packaging and who loves to keep their boxes???! I absolutely love boxes and creative packaging!! ❤️ Here are some of the packages I love and these are so good to showcase some of your favorites 😍✨ Do you spot any favorites here?? If you have any question regarding any product feel free to drop down below! Also, I'm going to post about how I'm getting rid of my Acne scars and dark spots!! Products featured: Dr Dennis Gross - Alpha Beta Gradual Glow Pad Self-Tanner for Face NATURIUM - Alpha Arbutin Serum 2% SUNDAY RILEY - A+ High-Dose Retinol Serum LANEIGE - Eye Sleeping Mask SUNDAY RILEY - Tidal Brightening Enzyme Water Cream Perricone MD - Vitamin C Ester Citrus Brightening Cleanser SPONGELLÉ - French Lavender Fabfitfun SPONGELLÉ - Peony Flower Boxed Flower GLOW RECIPE - Watermelon Glow Ultra-Fine Mist GLOW RECIPE - Watermelon Glow Ultra-Fine Mist Terre mère - Aloe and Tea Tree Toner lavido - Patchouli Aromatic Body Lotion Fleur & Bee - Rose and Shine / Natural Rose Water Toner GLOW RECIPE - Watermelon Pink Juice Oil-Free Moisturizer GLOW RECIPE - Avocado Melt Retinol Sleeping Face Mask TONYMOLY - Vital Vita 12 Ampoule Moisture fresh - Soy Face Cleanser Jumbo BYBI - STRAWBERRY BOOSTER BANILA CO - Clean It Zero 3-in-1 Cleansing Balm
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my skins progress
little backstory i’ve been dealing with acne since the age of 12. I’ve been breaking out due to genetics, hormones and stress. I managed to control my breakouts for a few years. i had very minimal blemishes and no blackheads or painful breakouts when i decided to try the CeraVe - SA Smoothing Cleanser At first my skin looked very clean and felt soft. in the matter of a week i had huge blackheads all over my cheeks, jaw, chin, and nose. I also had painful cycstic. my makeup looked terrible on my skin. i also had deep scars in my cheeks that where extremely visible when i wore makeup. after about 2 weeks i realized their was no way this was purging and discontinued use. i began using the CeraVe - Hydrating Face Cleanser For Normal To Dry Skin I began to purge and all the stubborn blackheads where coming out and would then turn into a pimple then go away. it took months for all the blackheads to come out and then wait for the pimples to go away. my skin is much more soft and raidiant and no longer dealing with the affects of over exfoliation. my routine DHC - Deep Cleansing Oil PM CeraVe - Hydrating Face Cleanser For Normal To Dry Skin AM/PM HERITAGE STORE - Rosewater Facial Toner AM/PM FARMACY - Honeymoon Glow Serum PM(1-2 times weekly) Aloe Vera from the leaf. helps a tone with irritation and inflammation AM/PM (not on nights of exfoliation) BIOSSANCE - Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Oil PM(not on nights of exfoliation) CeraVe - CeraVe Moisturising Cream AM/PM MARIO BADESCU - Rose Hip Nourishing Oil PM Aveeno - Protect + Hydrate Lotion Sunscreen Daily use i also use these masks regularly each 2 times max AZTEC SECRET - Indian Healing Clay OLE HENRIKSEN - PHAT Glow Facial Mask
My skin has made such improvements overall!! Less acne, dark spots are going away. I still have to work on my pores and wrinkles. AM Routine: (oily/sensitive/acne prone skin) CeraVe - Foaming Facial Cleanser For Normal To Oily Skin FIRST AID BEAUTY - Ultra Repair Liquid Recovery love this stuff The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% I use a very small amount because I am testing to see how my skin reacts now that I’ve had a consistent routine without it for a month now. I use it in the mornings and some nights. The Ordinary - Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 I can’t live without this product. FIRST AID BEAUTY - Ultra Repair Cream I started using this mornings now because I am trying to reduce the irritation from wearing a mask. CeraVe - AM Facial Moisturizing Lotion SPF 30 I am starting to not mind it as much as before. I enjoy it. ————- PM Routine: DHC - Deep Cleansing Oil I highly recommend using an oil or something before going in with your wash. I truly believe this extra step is why my skin is happy; aside from the hydration! Oily skin girls need hydration just as much! PanOxyl - Acne Foaming Wash Benzoyl Peroxide 10% Maximum Strength or CeraVe - Foaming Facial Cleanser For Normal To Oily Skin depends on how my skin feels, but when that time of the month starts I will use PanOxyl to keep acne at bay! ￼Monday & Thursday The Ordinary - AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution It helps my skins texture and cell turnover and I have seen improvements in my skin overall! ￼Tuesday & Saturday 0.0025% tretinoin starting back slowly and cautiously! ￼Fridays: Mask of some sorts GLAMGLOW - SUPERMUD Clearing Treatment Mask I have been using it for years now and I do like it. Don’t use a lot! I keep it on for about 15 mins tops. ACURE - Incredibly Clear Charcoal Lemonade Cleansing Clay I’m still trying to get a feel for the mask. I do like that it doesn’t leave your skin dry or tight after. I enjoy using it. It doesn’t dry down like most clay masks. I keep on for 10 mins FIRST AID BEAUTY - Ultra Repair Liquid Recovery The Ordinary - Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 FIRST AID BEAUTY - Ultra Repair Cream That is it! I love taking my time as I wind down at the end of the day. When I get home from work I rinse and do a quick small cleanse to remove impurities and oils from the day then moisture nothing crazy. I will stick to this routine for another month! If anything I will add another serum for anti aging so any recommendations let me know.
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✨ Battle of the Eye Makeup Removers ✨
I typically wear makeup everyday and remove it with a cleansing balm, but got both of these free as gift with purchases so decided to give them a try! I thought I’d compare to see if they’re worth it to splurge or save. . CLINIQUE - Take The Day Off Makeup Remover For Lids, Lashes & Lips Key Ingredients: Fragrance-free . Scent: None . Consistency/Texture: Oily Liquid . Price: $9.50 for 1.7 fl oz OR $19.50 for 4.2 fl oz . Experience: It takes off the majority of my eye makeup, except for the ones that I typically have a difficult time removing. It does take a little bit more product and effort to fully remove eyeliner and mascara, but it works better doing this as a first step to remove my eye makeup and then using my cleansing balm to remove the oily residue and other eye makeup it couldn’t get off. It leaves behind an oily residue, but it easily washes away when you use your second cleanse. It doesn’t sting too badly when I get it in my eyes or cause a film on my eyes. . Repurchase/Recommend: I would if it was on sale, but I’d run through this too fast to justify purchasing the full size. They also aren’t cruelty free, which is something I support. . NYX - Eye & Lip Makeup Remover Key Ingredients: Infused with orange, papaya, rice, and soy extracts . Scent: None . Consistency/Texture: Oily Liquid . Price: $8 for 2.8 fl oz . Experience: This is the easiest eye makeup remover I’ve ever used. It easily lifts away eyeshadow, eyeliner, and mascara. I do have somewhat of an issue with some mascaras that are hard to remove in the first place (that I need to cleanse again with soap whenever I use a cleansing balm by itself). I love using this before my cleansing balm to effortlessly remove mascara so I don’t get the typical hassle of trying to rub the cleansing balm into my eyes. This doesn’t sting my eyes whenever some accidentally gets in. I put this on my reusable cotton pads and let it sit on my eyelid/lashes for 30ish seconds to a minute to loosen the products and then gently swipe away. It does take a good amount of product, but I don’t mind since it’s so budget-friendly. . Repurchase/Recommend: Yes, it’s so cheap and NYX has sales or gift with purchases often. The brand is also cruelty free! It’s the best eye makeup remover I’ve tried. I will definitely purchase! . Overall: I definitely see myself purchasing the NYX remover again because it works the same, if not better, than the Clinique one!
Clinique Take the Day Off
*Please excuse the 🦩 through the photos, especially in the last photo 😅* This is a product for removing makeup, in which I really love to use ￼The one in the bottle is obviously a liquid remover, but to ‘activate’ it, just shake it and place it on a cotton ball and you are good to go :) ￼For the smaller jar, just take a little in your fingertips and apply as if you are washing your face with a cleanser and just rinse it off afterwards If needed, I am always here to answer questions 💕
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The uphill battle with my skin
“It gets worse before it gets better.” Thats become an everyday phrase for those of us who do skincare and incorporate exfoliating acids or something of the sort. For me, I started using tretinoin .025% last month on the ninth and a month later I can tell you: It’s gotten worse and I’m praying it gets better. If you’ve been following my skincare journey then you will know that around august of this year my skin began to act completely crazy. My cheeks began to break out really bad and my forehead texture got worse. I’m going to blame my current acne situation on purging because hopefully my skin isn’t having a bad reaction. I downgraded my skincare regimen by a LOT, I mean I went from a 8 step night routine to a 4 step night routine so that my skin can breathe and do her thing. The emotional aspect of being on this medicine has certainly drained me. There have been quite a few days where I have cried because my confidence is really in the gutters right about now. I don’t even feel right wearing extravagant eye makeup because my skin looks so crazy. But even with all the emotional ups and downs I know I have to be persistent and keep pushing through so that I will hopefully see improvement in another two months. My skincare regimen has changed a lot but I’ve finally found a stable routine with some products that I’ve committed to which are: CeraVe - Daily Moisturizing Lotion For Normal To Dry Skin GARNIER - SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water with Rose Water THE inkey LIST - Vitamin B, C, and E Moisturizer Neutrogena - Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock SPF 100 3m acne absorbing patches Tretinoin .025% Cleocin t 1%
Go Drugstore Skincare Shopping With Me 🛒 💰
Affordable skin care for all skin types👇🏾 (I’ve tried all of these products✨) PanOxyl - Acne Creamy Wash Benzoyl Peroxide 4% Daily Control Acne!? We don’t know her! You can use this cleaner of your face,neck, & back! Benzoyl Peroxide is a staple in treating acne & this has 4%! It’s gentle on skin but effective! Aveeno - Ultra-Calming Foaming Cleanser My sensitive skin lovelies this is for you! I used this during my breakout time in early January (I was also pregnant). It’s also toted as a makeup remover. This left my skin cleansed without worries about breakouts✨ Neutrogena - Ultra Gentle Hydrating Cleanser -Dry & Sensitive skin? This is for you! This is perfect for the fall/winter months. It’s fragrance free and leaves your skin sooo hydrated ! Neutrogena - Ultra Gentle Daily Cleanser -Oily & Sensitive? This is for you! Just like it’s sister above it it gets the job done and perfect for that gentle cleanse! #Dickinson’s - Gentle Alcohol Free Toner[products]#[FiveStars] -Love witch hazel, but want a alcohol free version? This is for you! This is the new and improved Dickinsons witch hazel toner. Witch hazel gets a bad rap but honestly it’s great when formulated right! bliss - Clear Genius Clarifying Toner + Serum Want a multi-use product? This is for you ! This is great for toning and serum. I have had lazy days before and this is perfect! It has BHA, Witch Hazel, Niacinamide & Zinc! DIFFERIN - DIFFERIN Acne Treatment Gel This is my HG acne treatment! I swear by Differin Gel. It’s a retinoid that has helped clear my acne and skin! (See previous reviews) RoC - Retinol Correxion Deep Wrinkle Filler Fine lines & wrinkles? This is for you! This is a combo of retinol and hyaluronic acid. You gets the skin clearing benefits and moisture all in one ! Clean&Clear - Persa-Gel 10 Acne Medication Spot Treatment Stubborn acne & blackheads? This is for you! I used this YEARS ago. It helped my acne but warning it is drying. I used this as a spot treatment. CeraVe - Resurfacing Retinol Serum Acne & large pores? This is for you! I just bought this recently and have been seeing if I see a difference between my Differin Gel and honestly they seem to work the same. If you are new to retinol this is for you! Aveeno - Positively Radiant Daily Moisturizer SPF 30 This is my HG drugstore sunscreen. It’s gentle, doesn’t leave a white cast, & gives you a subtle glow. It’s also proven to brighten your skin complexion! Cetaphil - DermaControl Oil Control Moisturizer SPF 30 Oily skin needing sunscreen protection? This is for you ! Before my skin turned combo (thanks to retinols) this was my HG moisturizer GARNIER - SkinActive Water Rose 24H Moisture Cream GARNIER - SkinActive Moisture Rescue Refreshing Gel-Cream GARNIER - SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water with Rose Water Fruit of the Earth - Aloe Vera 100% Gel
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As good as green clean?! 🤔
I’ve been using the ELEMIS - Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm over the past 2 weeks and I’ve really been enjoying it. I prefer a cleansing balm over any other type of first cleanse and this one did not disappoint. It’s soft and slippy and melts makeup extremely easily. It comes with a cute Elemis washcloth that works perfectly with it! It does have a citrus scent but I don’t find it irritating at all. It might even rival my all time fav Farmacy Green Clean. It’s pricey but if you can find it on sale this is definitely a nice cleansing balm. *this product was gifted to me
🧝♀️~Melting Makeup Like Magic!~🧝♀️ Fast & Effective Makeup Remover~🧝🏻♀️ 🎉Elemis 'Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm'🎉 Okay, I have to admit, I am incredibly lazy I guess you could say when it comes to using Makeup Remover. I want something that I can slap on that will melt my Waterproof Makeup away without any fuss. Am I the only one that thinks this? Elemis 'Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm' does just that for me! 📣(Pssst! Hey Elemis! I'm Available For PR!) 💯🤷♀️ 🤔My First Impressions🤔 If you've tried this Cleansing Balm youself, you'll totally understand what I mean when I say that this product has an odd smell to it. I was a little taken back when I seen the texture of it as well. It isn't like a normal Balm. It honestly feels and looks like Vaseline. Even with that I still decided to try it. After that price tag, it could've looked like puke and I still would've tried it. Lol 🤦♀️💯 🧴-Packaging-🧴 There's not a whole lot I can say about its packaging because it's just a small jar. It has a shiny mirrored lid and bold black easy to read lettering. I'm pretty sure I can recycle it or reuse it in one way or another.♻ ✨-Scent & Texture-✨ As I said earlier, this Cleansing Balm has an odd scent. It smells like old Vaseline mixed with old chewing gum. If that makes any sense? (I'm not sure it even makes sense to me!) Lol🤷♀️ Its texture really isn't a Balm though. THEY LIED TO ME! 🤯 It's like a creamy Vaseline consistency. Feels kinda icky I gotta say. 🥴 👌Key Benefits👌 Deep Cleanses Softens Nourishes Dissolves Makeup and Grime Renews Skin Gives a Glowing Complexion 💁♀️-Ease of Use & Effectiveness-💁♀️ With my MINOR charactor flaw, me being a 'Lazy Girl' when it comes to Makeup Remover, this product has made my life so much easier!💯 I apply a dime sized goopy blob on each eye and rub it in with a reusable cleansing cloth until I look like a crazed Raccoon.🦝 Then I rinse with warm water. I like to use a light Foaming Face Wash after just to be sure I got everything off. HELLO squeeky clean skin! It removes Waterproof Makeup like I remove Dr.Peppers from my fridge.. FAST! 🥤 It leaves my skin looking and feeling moisturized with a gorgeous natural glow.👌 Oh... and P.S.... It doesn't even burn your eyes so you can open them while washing your makeup off! BOOM! Mind Blown! 🤯 💲Price- $64.00 My Final Thoughts....(everytime I say that it makes me think of Jerry Springer!)🤣 On a more serious note, I definitely recommend this Makeup Remover. It is super effective and still fairly affordable. It is great for sensitive skin too. I just can't say enough that this is my absolute favorite makeup remover. If you are still reading this part, then I thank you for enduring my craziness. I commend you. As for everyone else, I don't blame you and I aint mad atcha. 🥱🤫 My questions for YOU! What is your fav Makeup Remover? Have you ever used an Elemis product? Let me know in the comments below! haha that rymed! Lol Until Next Time Lovelies......ELEMIS - Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm
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BAG FULL OF GOODIES
wanted to share my quick thoughts on some new products i have recently tried/incorporated into my routine! ⭐️ @theouai rose hair & body oil: we love a multi-functional product!!! this smells so fresh and is perfect for the ends of my hair for an extra boost of hydration. also makes me skin so soft! ⭐️ @boscia cleansing oil*: such a clean scent! i use about 2-3 pumps of this at night & easily removes all my makeup & spf. it’s hydrating and doesn’t leave any type of film behind! ⭐️ @soleilsolace shimmering rose infused body oil*: this is a dream! it gives the perfect amount of hydration & shimmer!!! it blends effortlessly & leaves me so glowy. ⁉️ @cocokind tumeric tonic: i really enjoy tumeric in products, but still am unsure about this one. i have used this in my AM & PM routine, but didn’t really see any noticeable difference on breakouts. it is also a rollerball, which I am not a huge fan of. i am going to continue to test it out! ⭐️ @byroe_official better green essence toner*: really enjoy the idea of an essence + toner! i never really used an essence in my routine because I didn’t think it was necessary, but this is so hydrating! i use it my PM routine after cleansing and I find that it really preps my skin for my serums & moisturizer! ⁉️ @habitskin spf 41 mister*: absolutely LOVE the idea of a spf mister... it’s genius tbh. it sprays on pretty evenly and light, however it does makes me look a bit oily. I think it’s perfect for pool days & days where I am wearing minimal makeup, but not sure that I would use daily. ⭐️ @cocokind texture smoothing cream: light weight moisturizers are my go-to for combo skin & this is perfect! i mostly use this in my PM routine as a last step & it really does a nice job of locking everything in. ⭐️ @farmacybeauty daily greens moisturizer*: this is another great lightweight gel moisturizer! while i enjoy using it in my AM routine, I think I still like honey drop more. I like using this on no makeup days. it keeps me looking matte and fresh!
My Boscia Collection 🌸
As you can probably tell, I am obsessed with this skincare brand! They are a J-beauty brand based out of Irvine, CA. I have acne-prone, sensitive skin with some mild redness on my cheeks. This brand, and especially the Tsubaki Oil, literally changed my skin’s life! My breakouts are rare and manageable, and my overall skin tone is so much more even and brighter. They are also vegan and cruelty free, two things I value highly in my beauty products. I also appreciate that while the prices may be rather high, a little goes a long way with this brand. They even have a kicka$$ recycling program! Anyway, thanks for stopping by! Here’s the listy list: boscia - MakeUp-BreakUp Cool Cleansing Oil boscia - Rosewater Mist with Witch Hazel boscia - Clear Complexion Tonic boscia - Vegan Collagen Booster Serum boscia - Tsubaki Beauty Oil (the only oil I’ll ever use!) boscia - Cherry Blossom and Bakuchiol Resurfacing Lip Repair boscia - Tsubaki Swirl (my combo skin loves the gel and cream mixture!)
BEST Makeup Removers I Have Ever Used!
I have used a lot of makeup removers, from liquid to cream, but nothing compares with the following three in my mind. So today I want to recommend them to you. These are all the products that I will keep reperchasing! Chanel Eye and Lip Makeup Remover CHANEL - DÉMAQUILLANT YEUX INTENSE Gentle Bi-Phase Eye Makeup Remover: This is the best eye and lip remover I've ever used. It removes makeup fast and doesn't irritate my skin. I've already repurchased it many times and will continue to buy it for sure! Bioderma Sensibio H2O BIODERMA - Sensibio H2O: This is also a product that I've repurchased several times. It's very mild and was recommended to me by a dermatologist when I had an acne flare. It's strong enough for me, but it is only suitable for removing your foundation as it can't remove waterproof eyeliners and mascaras. EVE LOM cleanser EVE LOM - EVE LOM Cleanser: The hot and cold cloth application recommended by the official website feels great on the skin but it's also tedious. Even though the official website said that it should be applied like an ordinary makeup remover, it feels a bit wasteful. It contains mineral oil in it, so for people with certain skin types, be careful that it may cause acne. It does a pretty good at removing makeup. Waterproof eyeliners and mascaras can also be removed after it's emulsified with water. However, lipstick is not as easy to remove.
CHANEL-DÉMAQUILLANT YEUX INTENSE Gentle Bi-Phase Eye Makeup Remover
Best eye, lips, and lids makeup remover
Clinique has always had a spot in my makeup bag - in particular, CLINIQUE - Take The Day Off Makeup Remover For Lids, Lashes & Lips . Allergy tested. 100% fragrance free. Denatured alcohol free. It dissolves and removes long-wearing and waterproof makeup, works especially well for waterproof mascaras too! It gently removes lids, lashes and lips make up without leaving the skin feeling greasy and doesn’t cause skin irritation. This is my second bottle over the past two years and I absolutely love this product and haven’t found a better makeup remover yet. Give this eye makeup remover a chance and you won’t regret it!
CLINIQUE-Take The Day Off Makeup Remover For Lids, Lashes & Lips
The makeup eraser is marketed as a natural makeup remover that is eco friendly and reusable. It is targeted to remove all dirt and makeup after your day is over with one cloth. It is a gentle towel that has fibers that grip your makeup and wipe it away. It is softer than a regular face towel and when water hits it it almost beads up. I have been using my makeup eraser for over a year and just bought a new one because they were having great deals. It is $20 regularly for the full size which is a great value. You can throw the makeup eraser in the wash with your other towels and it comes out ready to use again. I love having this with me because it makes traveling and on the go makeup removing so easy. It’s versatile and can be used multiple times before needing a wash. I would give this product 5 out of 5 stars and recommend it to everyone. Plus it makes a great stocking stuffer for the holidays coming up! MakeUp Eraser - The Original Makeup Remover Cloth
MakeUp Eraser-The Original Makeup Remover Cloth
EYE MAKEUP REMOVER FROM FAB
This is one of my favorite eye makeup removers. It does an excellent job of removing eye shadow, liner and mascara without any greasy feel or irritation. FIRST AID BEAUTY - Pure Skin Conditioning Eye Makeup Remover
FIRST AID BEAUTY-Pure Skin Conditioning Eye Makeup Remover
Amazing Eye/Lip/Face Makeup Remover!
The Banila Clean It Zero Cleansing Balm is my very favorite way to remove my eye/lip/face makeup. It is a 3-in-1 balm that transforms from a balm to an oil as you massage on your face & is meant to remove every single trace of your makeup (even waterproof mascara!) This formula is meant for any skin type - it’s hypoallergenic and made without parabens, sulfates or phalates. They describe the texture as sherbet like and I would completely agree - you can sort of see from my photo but it’s also nearly empty because I can’t stop using it! Overall, I’m really pleased with this cleansing balm for two reasons - first of all, it takes off ALL of my makeup. There is never an ounce of eyeliner, mascara or liquid lipstick left on my face when I use this. Second, it doesn’t irritate my eyes at all and I have really dry and sensitive eyes. Because of that I have tried so many cleaning balms only to give them up because they make my eyes red, watery or even worse ... my vision blurry. Not this baby! It also leaves my skin feeling clean but not stripped or dry which is another complaint of other balms I’ve tried. It’s also super affordable - $19 at Ulta and with daily use this has lasted me over 3 months (you really don’t need much). I would definitely recommend this balm if you are interested...plus they offer 3 other formulations (purifying, nourishing, revitalizing) BANILA CO - Clean It Zero 3-in-1 Cleansing Balm
BANILA CO-Clean It Zero 3-in-1 Cleansing Balm
Eco-Friendly Makeup Remover
For the last two years, I have ditched using traditional makeup remover wipes and began using Face Halo makeup remover pads. These have not only been a game changer in my makeup removal routine, but have also saved me quite a bit of money too! Face Halo consists of HaloTech fibers that are 100x finer than human hair to not only remove makeup in a gentle, effective way, but to also grip the makeup particles rather than smearing it around on your face. All you need is water and you are able to remove even the most long lasting, powerful makeup. This is a very easy, effortless, fool proof method where there is no mess involved. Each pad is reusable up to 200 times - that is saving you approximately 500 makeup remover wipes! For $22, you get a pack of 3 makeup remover pads; that is 600 uses & saves you from using 1,500 makeup remover wipes! Think of all the money you’ll be saving & can put towards purchasing more of your favorite makeup; AND you’ll be helping our planet out at the same time! For waterproof makeup or times where I want to thoroughly clean my skin, I will add a bit of my favorite cleanser to get my skin squeaky clean without my skin feeling stripped. Say goodbye to wipes, tugging, rubbing and pulling on your skin, and say hello to Face Halo!
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