Hello babes! 👋🏽
I have recently been experimenting more with the @drroebucks 2 in 1 Mask + Scrub. It immediately leaves my skin soft and more firm. The jojoba beads are a little rough for me though so I have to be more gentle when massaging it on the skin. What I do like about the jojoba beads are that they are biodegradable. This barely has a scent except for a slight hint of peppermint. It is also my first @drroebucks product and I like the idea of it being multi-purpose!
Happy beginning of the week for everyone as well! 💫
159345 hours ago
saturday plans 💫 it’s been a long week, so I’m using these eye serum masks* from @ernolaszlonyc to make myself look like I didn’t have such a long week 😅 I plan on relaxing all weekend long—what are you up to this weekend? ✨ *pr gifted
Something a little bit different than the usual. I finally took the time and courage to deep clean my space. Which gave me the inspo to change my nightstand up a bit. I think I’ll post a little series here and there when it changes. Hope you enjoy! - G #vanities
*gets nails done* *doesn’t know how to act*
*has to type slowly*
It’s been so long since i had my nails done done. The last time was probably in high school😅 But my nails are ~pink~ of course, so why not post since it matches with my feed🤷🏽♀️
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Afternoon beautiful people! It is a gorgeous and sunny day in the #CentralValley . We’ve had a lot of much needed rain the past few days. I love seeing those fluffy white clouds and all the sunlight 🌤
I started this morning’s routine with some of my favorites. I’ve found that this combination makes a smooth base for makeup, while keeping me matte all day. I have combination and #acne prone skin so staying hydrated and treating my acne is my main concern, without being too oily. I love a fresh face with a natural glow, but today I wanted to play with my face 🤪 What are some of your must have skin care products for the mornings?
Products Used: @eminenceorganics Soothing Chamomile Tonique, #VitalActives Vitamin C serum, Eminence’s Acne Advanced Clarifying Masque as a spot treatment, with the Acne Advanced Hydrator all over, finished with Eminence’s Bright Skin Moisturizer with SPF.
My favorite product is the Acne Advanced Clarifying Masque. It’s key ingredients work to treat active acne and prevent future breakouts. For makeup days, spot treating is my go-to. My no makeup days I wear all over (twice a week), under my hydrator and moisturizer. The mask is a light tan-reddish color, but blends with my olive skin tone perfectly. I started using the Acne Advanced line in December 2018, and have experienced less breakouts with an improvement to my overall skin tone. An added bonus of using the Acne Advanced products is the decreased inflammation in new breakouts and my acne scars have lightened 🥰
U N B O X I N G 📦
I know! I know! I know!
I'm quite late for trying this baby out, but what can I do? I had to finish what I'm currently using before I give myself permission to open a new one. #BlameKonMari lol 😂 . Anyways I'm just really excited to share with you guys my #unboxing video that I uploaded today on my #youtube channel.
The #drunkelephant lippe balm has quickly became one of my favourite this season. Light but moisturising enough for my lips and goes well under any lipstick and reapplication too. The cute stubby size is a plus too!
The #odacite aventurine lip serum is a great topper if you want the extra hydration seal. It rolls on slippery-ly(if that’s a word) but dries down pretty quick. I wouldn’t suggest using this alone if you tend to have very dry lips as it doesn’t last as long as a traditional balm consistency would. I’m going in for the Vit C & CoQ10 goodies 🤣 #keeprollin
38640 minutes ago
I tried the @lorealhair Dream Lengths Heat Mask for the first time this weekend. It specifies that it is for long, damaged hair, and that it nourishes lengths and tips.
You apply the balm to your hair, and then put the self heating cap on and leave it for 10 minutes.
I had high hopes for this mask, as I loved the sound of the self heating cap. This was definitely my favourite part of the mask experience! It felt really warming and was a lovely addition to my bath.
I was quite disappointed with the amount of mask included, I know I have very long and thick hair but this mask is specifically for long hair so I would have expected more product. It didn’t even cover the lengths of my hair let alone my scalp.
After leaving the mask on, and washing it out and conditioning like usual I found there was no difference in my hair at all.
I personally wouldn’t recommend this hair mask if you are looking for a nourishing treatment for your hair, but the self heating cap was really nice and I did enjoy that part! Perhaps if you have less hair than me, it would work better also!
Let me know if you’ve tried this mask and what you thought.
Do you love sheet masks? I am a huge fan of them. I got these beautiful and healthy sheet masks from @sophiebeautybox and @helloganic_usa . I need to try these but looking at details I am thinking that they are going to be amazing. #sheetmasks
I wish I could say happy Monday, but this one was tough. A very hard day at work. 🤯
As I am typing this post, I have an interesting smile on my face, which reminds me of how much I love doing skincare with you all. 🤗
Today’s post consists of a double review and product match-making. ❤️ I will try my best to keep this short and simple, that being said let’s start with the first product, aka Simply Brilliant Serum*. The serum was designed to fight against the signs of discolouration with 10 brightening ingredients, while preventing future sunlight-induced pigmentation. Main stars are: Witch Hazel, Niacinamide, Ascorbic Acid, Salicylic Acid, Lactic Acid, etc), few antioxidants, eos and humectants. I started using this beginning of Dec last year to date, 1-2 pumps (am/pm or both), probably missed 4 days max since Dec and I nearly finished the bottle.
The texture is thin, spreads & absorbs nicely, has a brownish colour and odour I don’t fancy (plant, borderline medicinal). It does tingle a bit, but no irritation. After using it for an entire month (1st month I did not missed a day), I decided to introduce the @elemis Resurfacing pads, as the Brilliant Serum is very mild and was quite slow at reducing my awful pigmentation left by the cysts induced by Epiduo (typical purge).
In combination with the Resurfacing Pads* (one product in am, the other in the pm) I saw much better results.💪🏻
Both products are mild, therefore worked wonderfully together. In addition, the Resurfacing Pads contain a Patented Tri Enzyme Technology (papain, from papaya fruit, protease & micro-encapsulated subtilisin - all great resurfacers), Lactic Acid & Pro-Biotic Complex.
I begun to see really good results when using both products in the same day, different routines. I didn’t experience any dryness or irritation, PIH started fading at a much faster pace, leaving my skin very smooth in the process.
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82331 hour ago
Ladies make sure to book your appts #Repost@beautyvilleaesthetics
💥Laser hair removal 💥Virtually Painless 💥Quick Treatment Time 💥No Sticky Gel 💥No Downtime
The Royal Roots Hair Cream enriched with Avocado Butter & Aloe Vera.
Softens and smoothes frizz, conditions and adds shine for healthy-looking hair.
Suitable for Vegans 💚
2421 hour ago
One Empty, One Newbie
I have used numerous sunscreens, some of my favorites have been by Murad. I recently emptied my first tube of #Farmacy Green Screen, which wears beautifully under makeup and decided to switch things up a bit by using #BareMinerals SKINLONGEVITY Vital Power Moisturizer SPF 30 *.
This is one of the thicker moisturizers with SPF that I have used. I began by applying two pumps to the face, neck, décolletage and back of neck. The only con I have with this product is that it leaves my skin with a white cast. To counter the white cast, I have been mixing it with two drops of Drunk Elephant’s D-Bronzi! Voila! White cast is gone.
Because it’s been chilly, my skin likes the added moisture this SPF provides. It’s got a semi-matte finish and it does not make my normal skin look like an oil slick after a long day at work. This wears nicely under makeup or without makeup (after a few drops of -Bronzi on my skin). I’m curious to see how this sunscreen will perform during warmer days. What moisturizer with SPF are you currently reaching for? Let me know in the comments down below 👇🏼
Continued use of sunscreen will minimize the signs of aging and it will protect the skin against hyperpigmentation. Even if it’s cloudy or raining, make sure to apply your sunscreen. If you’re indoors, please make sure you wear your sunscreen, homes do have windows after all 🤓
Sponsored | These are some new to me eco friendly skincare routine products! How many cotton rounds and cotton swabs have you gone through in a year? I can’t even remember how many times I have bought them in a year. So when Skyorganics reached out to me to try these new products, I was thrilled. When I hear the word organic I tend to cringe. So I asked what made them organic and more eco friendly. This is what I found out. These are made with certified organic, ethically sourced, and GOTS certified cotton. They are 100% Biodegradable and are made with sustainably sourced cotton. I have used these to remove my makeup at night and they are wonderful! What do you do to be more eco friendly?
207151 hour ago
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1511 hour ago
🖤Thoughts on things! 🖤
💚BHA: #benton@bentoncosmetic BHA (0.5%)Aloe Skin Toner (this spits out product a bit too hard and fast so I seem to waste a lot. But it's great that the volume of this is massive 👌🏻) - in between using retinol, I have started using BHA to help clear my pores and congestion out. I have sebum in excess being clogged on my cheeks so in hoping with retinol and BHA separately this will help. Not using benzoyl peroxide because that'll be overkill. So I'm using this BHA and the #innisfree Bija trouble toner depending on how in feeling
So with the Bija trouble toner (0.5%), I have been making DIY BHA sheet masks (I soak cotton pads with the Bija and apply onto my face, leave it to suck up the product for 10 minutes or more depending on how dry it gets, and remove! 💙
💦The Benton is hydrating with aloe and snail ferment whereas innisfree's toner is not hydrating.🤔
👏🏻👏🏻HANDS:🧡 #nipandfab Glycolic Hand Cream - I liked the idea of an AHA hand cream just to help moisturise and keep the skin on my hands a but softer in the dry winter months (instructions are to use this product in the evening). This does mean I will have to be diligent with using spf on my hands during the day WHICH I SHOULD DO ANYWAYS. 👋🏻
I'm surprised how fast this soaks in, which I love! Cant stand hand cream just resting on my hands and not sinking in. Btw this has fragrance!
- I shall continue to use and see if theres a difference 😁
ANTIOXIDANT: #deciem#niod Survival 0 - containing antioxidants that can help improve the efficacy of your sun block. I stated before that this has a colour to it that actually can give a nice bronzed look 😎 .
💙RETINOL SAVIOUR: The #이니스프리 The minimum Moist Cream - absolutely great to use when your skin is stinging and everything hurts - like when I over did it with retinol and my face stung using my face. This rescued my skin! 💚
It’s so nice when makeup has a skincare element in it - particularly with the SPF in this baby. Skincare in make up should never replace regular skincare though! Personally I always put on additional moisturizer (and sometimes SPF) with this product due to Colorado’s dry climate and high elevation .
Things I love about this: the formula is light on the skin and so dewy (and it actually lasts). There’s hydrating squalene which is totally having a moment rn for good reason. The coverage is actually decent for a tinted moisturizer and I can use it as a more chill foundation substitute .
Drawbacks: shade range isn’t very robust. Sometimes it looks a little too warm on my skin. There are times it almost looks oily (and this is hard to do on my skin) but a light setting powder through the t-zone is an easy fix. Still a great product for dewy skin requirements! @bareminerals
2542 hours ago
Ok insta is being wierd again... wont post my captions. Hope it works this time!
Finally participating in @thejamielanders#jarfie !
Its family day in 🇨🇦 and Im spending it with the fam and prepping for the week ahead (ie cleaning, lunch prepping, laundry, etc)
On another note, I think Im having change of heart on the the glow recipes watermelon mask. Wasnt too impressed at first but Im starting to enjoy it.
Have you tried? My updated thoughts coming soon!
147232 hours ago
Today’s #makeupmess using some faves✨ an easy, luminous face✨
I have a short shift at work today, then finishing up my homework! •
What are you up to on this holiday Monday?