Sooo the problem with pre-shooting over 2 weeks in advance is sometimes my routine photos become outdated 🙈 But my morning routine today is pretty similar so I’ll talk through the changes! ___ ⭐ @hygee_korea cleansing water ⭐ @paulaschoice c25 booster (PR): I'm almost done with this (reviewed it on the blog last week) so I've switched in @drunkelephant's c-firma serum (PR)! This is my 3rd bottle of c-firma (only 2 were PR) so it's safe to say I'm a fan. ⭐ @drunkelephant c-tango eye cream: I'm kind of in awe at how long this sample has been lasting me. I haven't decided if I think it's worth the $$ yet. ⭐ @laneige_us fresh calming toner (PR) ⭐ @joshrosebrook hydrating accelerator: I finished up the bottle pictured here, that was PR from @thedetoxmarket. But now I'm on my 3rd bottle that I repurchased! I love the feel of this. It's lightweight but has a ton of oils so it's v moisturizing. ⭐ @herbivorebotanicals prism (PR): I stopped using this 2+ weeks ago. I can't 100% say my skin freakout was caused by this, but I'm sus. When I stopped using this, my skin stopped breaking out. I thought because it wasn't overexfoliating my skin, it was fine for me. Instead I've been using either the @paulaschoice niacinamide serum (PR) or @drjart ceramidin liquid (PR) in my routines. ⭐ @sioris_official bi-phase mist: LOVE this stuff! But I finished this bottle so I've been using the ausome rehydrating double mist which I like but not love. ⭐ @youthtothepeople adaptogen cream (PR): Another love! Perfect for nighttime in summer and daytime in fall/ winter. But I've finished it so I've been using the @munskincare aman moisturizer (@thedetoxmarket PR). Unfortunately, the mun is prone to pilling so I think I'll be putting it in my nighttime routines instead. It does have a lux ingredient list and is very moisturizing without feeling heavy/ greasy. ⭐ @urangnatural blue oil serum ⭐ @kravebeauty beet the sun: Reviewed in yesterday's blog post! ⭐ @aerin rose lip conditioner
FINALLY!! THE TIME HAS COME!! I have managed to share a #texturetuesday shot on an actual Tuesday!! ____ Pictured: the three @fleshbeauty eye & cheek glosses (PR.) The pinky golden shade is from their permanent collection, and the red + light gold shades are LE for holiday! ____ These are really fun to play around with BUT I think you have to set yourself up with some realistic expectations. They're eye glosses. They're gonna crease. It's inevitable. Less is more! These aren't something I can wear for 10 hours long because my oily eyelids will eat them up. But they're perf for a few hours at dinner or a party. (Or if you're like me and like wearing fun makeup at home before you're going to wash your face. Maybe take a few selfies somewhere in there. These work then too.)
There's a new blog post up! It's a review of @kravebeauty's new sunscreen-- the beet shield. I have the Korean bottle which is called beet the sun, but it's the exact same product! ____ And yes this photo is an outtake from the shelfie I posted this weekend 🙃
Kicking off the week with a sponsored post from @ohiibeauty and @urbanoutfitters! Their newest launch is this instant texture hair powder 🤩 _____ 💛 I've tried a lot of texturizing powders and sprays, and a lot of them aren't for me because they're too heavy or exacerbate my dandruff. 💛 The three main reasons I like this are because it doesn't leave a white cast, it doesn't make my hair feel sticky, and it doesn't dry out/ irritate my scalp. 💛 The power is very, very finely milled. And it has a very unique texture, the first time I tried it I thought it was wet! It's silica based so it helps in mattifying oily roots. 💛 I filmed myself using it this morning-- it added a some needed volume to my I woke up like this hair. And it helped soak up some of the grease around my roots. The clips are on my story! 💛 P.s. the formula is vegan, cruelty-free, and made in the US! It's also v reasonably priced at $8.
When I received the @dirtyboysgetclean x @sundayforevernyc Woodcox candle (PR), I knew I had to take a shelfie with it because Matt is the king of shelfies 🙌🏽 ____ 🕯️ The scent is dirty boys and aftershave. To me, it smells clean. But not a heavy clean, more a crisp, airy clean. Matt describes it as that fresh out of the shower smell and I couldn’t agree more! 🕯️ It has a 40 hour burn time. I've burned it twice so far and it has a slow, even burn. 🕯️ I could smell even before I opened the box. It has a solid cold throw and when lit, it easily filled up my bedroom and wandered into the hallway. 🕯️ PS they're currently having a 15% off sale with code GIFTNICE15 (not affiliated.) ____ Two other things on the shelfie I'm loving/ will be reviewing soon: the @christopherobinparis volumizing paste (PR) & @kravebeauty sunscreen. The volumizing paste also doubles as a scalp scrub, and totally adds volume to my hair without stripping it! The sunscreen feels so light on my skin and doesn't dry me out despite featuring alcohol high up on the ingredients list!
November’s detox box (PR) from @thedetoxmarket is 👌🏽👌🏽👌🏽 For $55 (cheaper if you get a 3 or 6 month subscription) you get a full sized bottle of @odacite’s new watermelon- hibiscus all-embracing serum (retails for $98), a gua sha ($38) and a mini cleanser (not pictured.) ____ The watermelon-hibiscus serum has been on my radar since its release since the ingredients look very appealing! It's an oil-serum with a base of watermelon oil. It also features chia seed oil and sea buckthorn oil, which I've found work really nicely with my dry skin in the winter. I haven't tried out the oil yet but I'm looking forward to it as the weather gets colder! ____ I briefly talked about the gua sha last week, but basically, I like it for the repetitive scraping motions. I find the action very calming 😌
Did anyone else wake up with that same feeling of dread following the 2016 elections? Even though the dems took the House, I still feel uneasy. The campaigns in New Jersey this year were so disappointing— the ads were filled with unchecked lies and PLENTY of racist commentary. Anyways, even though the elections are over— by no means is everything magically okay. Also, we’re still stuck with Ted Cruz 🙄 _____ On a more positive note, my congressional district turned blue for the first time in 33 years! Even Obama lost in our district, so it’s a pretty big deal. We actually had the greatest flip in the country 🙌🏽 _____ And um here’s a shelfie? Sometimes it’s hard to talk about more trivial things like skincare and more important things like politics in the same space. But it feels weird to pretend that politics exist in a solitary bubble and that they don’t affect every aspect of our lives— including things like the beauty industry! So I’ll just awkwardly march on, gabbing about them both 🙃
There's a new blog post up! It's a review of the @paulaschoice c25 super booster (PR.) ____ Quick question for you, if you still read blog posts-- do you prefer posts dedicated to reviewing one product or posts that cover a wider range of items? I noticed that over the past year I was primarily writing longer posts but I miss writing shorter posts focused on reviewing one product 😌
If you don't have a marble background, are you even a blogger? ____ This is my third time uploading this post today cause I couldn't make up my mind on how to edit it 🙃 SO if you've already seen it, sorry!