Happy sunday!! hope everyone is having a nice relaxing weekend 😌☕️🍂
i want to give a quick #firstimpressions on this #cerave foaming cleanser for normal/oily skin, i started using this yesterday & i am really liking it so far! 👏🏻
it is very gentle, unscented and leaves my skin feeling hydrated after use. i have used it as a first cleanse in the morning and then followed up with glossier milky jelly ☺️ i especially like this as it has niacinamide which is great for my acne prone skin! 🔍
have you tried this cleanser or any of the cerave products?! let me know what you think!
Morning routine with bb 🐘's ft. a bath and some c firma from @drunkelephant. 🍊💦it claims to firm and brighten the skin with ingredients such as a potent form of vitamin c (that being 15% pure l-ascorbic acid) some ferulic acid and vitamin e alongside many other antioxidants. this serum is best used fresh and although it is not necessary to store in the fridge, it'll probably last a little longer if you do. anywho, i have been using this as part of my am routine just before the b hydra and the colour of the serum is orange-y with a water like consistency, the scent isn't anything particular. i can say for now my skin does certainly feel and look more 'awake', if that makes sense but i will have to personally keep using this for atleast a month to see any visible differences. i have quite a bit of shallow acne scarring and red marks, particularly on my cheeks, that just won't budge so let's see how this works out, will of course keep you posted with my end thoughts.🍊💦
🌿sunday eye care!
this is a new product. i don't really know what i expected of this... 😄
🌿the steam eye mask has nothing to do with steam.
it is a mask which heats up when you unpack it. you leave it on for 20 minutes und it should soothe your eyes.
🌿 at first i was disappointed. i expected something different. but i tried it anyway and actually it made my eye area relax. afterwards i felt more awake (no tired eye lids).
i think, this is great for people who are sitting in front of a screen all day and want to relax their eyes. (or people who binge watch netflix 😎) i guess, the heat turns up the blood circulation and therefore has a great effect to tired eyes. .
🌿in the end i really liked this mask. also, because when the mask is on you are forced to wind down .
what do you guys think?
today for me is all about scrubs and masks and everything that gives me the polished glow 💞
. 🌸i haven't always been systematic or cared about exfoliating either my face or body...do you remember that apricoat seed exfoliating cream- yep that one🙄 i would scrub my body and my face with it very quickly and roughly in the shower and hate the painfull sensation so much, that memory of it would keep me away from exfoliating for next hundred years 😂😂.
🌸 when i look at my exfoliators collection now i'm amazed with myself 😊. 🌸below is my masking/pampering session from this morning, i wanted to draw your attention to two specific products that i am loving right now:
🌸@wowyoubeauty sugar lips scrub with almond and jojoba oil in vanilla scent, it is deliciously good so i need to be careful not to eat it, sugar exfoliate away the dead skin and almond oil nourishes lips with fatty acids and vitamin e while jojoba oil locks in the moisture - i love everything about it but mostly how soft and plumped my lips are afterward 💞💞💞.
🌸@ritualscosmetics miracle hand scrub with ginseng and ginkgo biloba is enriched with nourishing oils that are easily absorbed by the skin to restore suppleness and moisture balance. it contain ginseng extract, the symbol of immorality. in japan, ginkgo biloba stands for life and strength and it leaves my hands soften and nourished and i feel as my other products absorbs much better 💞💞💞 .
I love @anastasiabeverlyhills matte lipsticks. they last long and the colours are so pigmented (specially for woc). i have a few but i reach for them all the time.
an #unfiltered picture in natural light, for reference i wear concealer in the shade light neutral from @urbandecaycosmetics.
from bottom to top:
i must also say their customer service for @anastasiabeverlyhills .uk is absolutely top notch.
Recycling we’re all at it in an attempt to save the 🌍 diligently depositing our weekly bottle, who am i kidding - boxes of wine 🤪🍷 but did you know we can do the same with free radicals too? no i didn’t either, but the folks at nubo claim to have cracked it with their patented ‘cell dynamic’ technology which is supposed to recycle energy and boost cell regeneration via ...
🔬 a mix of peptides ( syn-coll, syn-ake), euk-134™ which is a mimetic of superoxide dismutase & asorbyl tetraisopalmitate ( an oil soluble vit c ). all of this sounds marvlus doesn’t it, but as we’ve established the proof is very much in the pudding when it comes to product performance and i’m afraid to say that for me the term all fur coat & no knickers sprang to mind after using this🤭.
👀 the cream retails at an eye watering £180 pounds so you’d expect a lot, ‘they promise an eye lift’ after all, however a lack of long lasting moisture, overly strong fragrance ( not in an eye product surely 😭) and actually, when push comes to shove, no real visible results had me relieved that this was a (greatly reduced in price) tk maxx purchase
➖re-purchase? take a guess 😜
➖ alternatives? you’d be better served by the mega moisturising hylamide eye serum , la roche posay redermic eye ( a la @skinreasons ) or kiehl’s legendary avocado eye cream 🥑
✨rant over - happy sunday’s folks!✨ #theskincarecommunity#365skincare#beautycommunity#skincareblogger#malebeauty#skincareroutine#selfcare#instabeauty#skincareenthusiast#beauty#beautyblogger#luxuryskincare#productobsessed#productreview#skincareritual#maleblogger#skincaretips#skincarejunkie#beautyjunkie#eyecream
This mornings skincare routine
🌴 @mgc.derma.skincare microdermabrasion scrub - this is so fine i feel like i can use this twice a day as it’s do delicate!
🌴 @evolvebeautyuk cleansing melt - super soft and gorgeous
🌴 @renskincare ready steady glow aha toner - i’ve nearly finished this bottle 😬
🌴 @officialmedik8 c-tetra - this serum is so gorgeous, super fine and sinks in super fast
🌴 @greenkeratin gk serum - love the smell of this
🌴 @officialmedik8 dark circle eye primer - my eyes do seem lighter and my dark circles are better! but i’m not sure if it’s due to the serum or because i’ve been sleeping more 🙈
One of my biggest hopes is that when i’m having a difficult day or week, and i’m not exactly 100%. that however the outside world is seeing me, they’ll be kind and give me grace. it’s easy to be judgmental, it’s very difficult to not be. so when that automatic judgement pops into my head i try to be empathetic and imagine the worst case scenario in that person’s life. it’s possible that they’re just fine, but i’ll extend it to them anyway. i’m so far from perfect at this, but it’s certainly helped me to be more patient and empathetic to those around me. try it, and truly see the difference when you work hard at it, not only in your life but those around you as well.
• #sometimeswereallbuttholes#saturdayz #quotes❤️
Caudalíe - vino[activ] overnight detox oil
price: $65 aud for 30ml
this is a nice facial oil. this is not a fast favourite and at this point i don't think i would repurchase.
the scent of this is not great. i love an herbal natural oil scent but this one smells almost rancid. just like it's got essential oils mixed with cardboard. i hate it.
the oil itself is fine. it's definitely more on the dry side of oils, sinks in quickly and feels super comfortable after application. it's not slippery or greasy so if that's what you enjoy in an oil this is the one for you.
i use facial oils at night as my second last step. i like to use a more serum-y oil first and then a nourishing oil. this one doesn't fulfil either category and i find myself reaching for other oils over using it. i've had it about 2 months and i just feel so-so about it.
summary: nice drier oil, bad scent, not a huge fan but i'll use it up. good for you if you have an oiler skin and are looking for a dry treatment oil, not as great if you're like me , have drier leaning skin and want a more nourishing oil.
I haven't used #drunkelephant t.l.c. framboos serum in a couple of months as i try to limit my acid use to twice a week. since my skin decided to freak out this week...oh heyyy hormones, i slathered this on lastnight. i forgot how awesome this is! i did a double take in the mirror this morning. 👌
12.5he shift finished and i’ve finally managed to file my flight delay compensation for my 2 delayed @easyjet flights. fingers crossed they will be quicker than the 45days they said it can take! i feel so good after this lovely skincare routine
😊 @clinique take the day off, this is the last of my mini p*t and i’ll definitely eat buying a full sized, it just melts my makeup off!
😊 @mgc.derma.skincare microdermabrasionsxrum, super fine scrub but leaves my skin feeling squeaky clean
😊 @srsignature glycolic wash, i absolutely love this, feels so nice!
😊 @renskincare ready steady glow aha toner
😊 @officialmedik8 retinol 3tr for some added exfoliation
😊 @greenkeratin gk11 serum, super light and smells gorgeous
😊 @greenkeratin gk11, light creamy moisturiser which smells delish