When @erborian_usa reached out asking if I would like to test some of their products, two products immediately came to mind: their solid cleansing oil and black cleansing oil. One was a hit & one...was not. Ps if you're not familiar with them they're a Korean + French brand-- not a combo you see very often. _____ 🌹 The black cleansing oil contains 6.4 fl. oz of product and retails for $29 🌹 It has a thick, runny consistency which makes it less messy to spread out in comparison to the usual cleansing oil. It's packaged in a bottle with a stopper. While I prefer a bottle with a pump, this oil might be too thick for a pump 🌹 Ingredient wise it has charcoal powder, centella asiatica, & skullcap extract (not as creepy as it sounds, it has soothing & antioxidant properties) 🌹 & while all that looks good on paper, it sucks performance wise. It doesn't remove makeup well & it leaves my face with a film. I have to wash my hands after using this cleanser because I get residue on my hands as well. I think part of this is because the oil starts emulsifying as soon as I start rubbing it in, even if my face and hands are dry! 🌹 It also only has a 3-month shelf life after opening 🌿 Next up is their solid cleansing oil which contains 2.8 oz of product and retails for $39 (on sale for $33 at @sokoglam atm) 🌿 Texture wise it's a lot softer than the average cleansing balm. When I first got it, it had melted due to the heat but even after staying in ~75 degree weather it's still got a vaseline-y texture 🌿 It has a base of sunflower seed oil and coconut oil. Further down on the ingredient list it also has centella asiatica & other plant extracts 🌿 I LOVE THIS STUFF! It feels so soft and is instantly soothing when I apply it to my face. It cleanses off makeup well and emulsifies easily without leaving any residue behind or making my face squeaky clean & dry 🌿 It can sting my eyes depending on how much and how hard I rub it in 🌿 It does contain fragrance, but I am personally not sensitive to it. I also love the scent-- it's very fresh and tea-like 🌿 Like every other balm out there, it comes in a tub with a screw on lid. It also comes with a spatula!
Despite the fact that I take 23982 photos wherever I go, I seldom print any out 😅 Earlier this summer @printiki_com offered me a voucher for free prints so I ordered some photos from my trip to Rome last year. I decided to pull them out because I'm going on vacation again next week and haven't started planning yet 🙈 ____ Trip planning is something I enjoy doing and am usually on top of... but I screwed the pooch this time around. Thankfully I still have the weekend to plan! I'll be headed to Seattle + Vancouver + possibly Victoria for a week. If you have any recommendations on places to see, things to eat, or blogs to read I'm all ears (or rather eyes cause I'll be reading comments... not listening to them 👀) ____ I also may or may not have a list of beauty products I want to buy in Canada 🙃 So far I have @biodermacanada sunscreens since they're impossible to come by in the US plus a restock on my @nuxefrance lip balm since they pulled out of the US market. Anything else I should pick up?
There's another new post up on le blog 💁 Link in bio 👆 ____ Happy hump day! I might do a routine on my stories tonight since I'm in the mood 🙃 Is there a difference between doing a routine on stories and on live? Tbh awkwardly accidentally going on live is one of my nightmares 😂
Apologies in advance for posting 2342 versions of this same photo + an awkward selfie 💁🏽 I had too much fun playing around with the light 🙈 Here's last night's routine: ____ ✨ @omorovicza thermal cleansing balm 🎀 @glamglow supermud cleanser: I've tried this a few times and I surprisingly find it gentler than the thirstymud cleanser. It's still a bit too drying for me so I wouldn't purchase the full size ✨ @munskincare anarose toner mist: Will be sharing a first impressions insta post in this soon! 🎀 @saturday_skin daily dew hydrating essence mist ✨ @leadersusa detox & chill sheet mask (PR 🎁): ▪️ A+ fit, mouth + nose +eye holes were all perfectly sized. It also wasn't too long and didn't get into my hairline ▪️ Wore it comfortably for 30 minutes ▪️ Soft material ▪️ Left my skin very hydrated, smooth, and bright! Usually when I use the pmr moisturizer my face has dry patches in the morning, but thanks to this mask my skin was still bouncy in the AM 💦 ▪️ I'm not sure I got any detoxifying effects from this mask, cause I don't know how a sheet mask can pull dirt & pollutants from the skin. That said I do think it's a great mask for brightening, smoothing, and hydrating! 🎀 @glossier priming moisturizer rich + coconut balm dot com ✨ @olivarrier squalane oil: I've been layering my squalane oils before moisturizer buuut I decided to switch things up to see how it goes 🎀 @boy__smells lanai candle + the pretty pink @anthropologie matches which I still am not burning 😂
Low key pissed that I had to type out this caption twice 😒 Some thoughts on last night's Game of Thrones episode. SPOILERS AHEAD! . . . . . . . . . 💣 OMG GILLY'S TRUTH BOMB! She's def the VIP of the episode 🐉 Loved the scene where Jon got to pet the dragon. Even though we all know he's a Targareyan at this point, I love watching the secret unfold for the characters 👶 Another Lannister baby? 🤦🏽♀️ ⚔️ At first, I was annoyed at the scene between Sansa and Arya but later realized I like how they didn't erase their past dynamic 📜 If you also couldn't figure out wtf was written on the note Arya found, there's a transcript on Reddit ⚰️ When is Littlefinger gonna die? 🙅♀️ I REFUSE TO SHIP JON & DANY. Incest between two of my favs in unacceptable 😤 💔 I know I said I wanted Jamie to kill Cersei, but I wouldn't mind Tyrion getting the job done either. That scene where he confronted Jaime broke my heart 😢 ___ What was your favorite scene? Now excuse me while I go cry about the fact that there are only two episodes left 😭
New blog post! My review of @farmacybeauty's new honey drop lightweight moisturizer (PR 🎁) is fiiiiinally up. And I included swatches 😉 Link in my bio 👆🏽 ___ Hope everyone is having a lovely Sunday!
Currently: 🍚 Trying to figure out where I ate this 🤔 there are so many poke bowl joints out there they've turned into one big blur of raw fish and sriracha mayo to me 🍯 Working on tomorrow's blog post 🍦 Trying to decide what to watch on Netflix while eating ice cream 😋
This morning’s routine! I’m not exactly sure where the hell the last week went 🤔 ____ 🌿 @freshbeauty soy face cleanser 🌹 @firstaidbeauty Hello FAB vital greens mist (PR 🎁) 🌿 @farmacybeauty skin dew: I forgot about this mist until last weekend, when I found it while organizing my skincare stash (side note: does anyone ever feel like Smaug obsessing over their hoard of treasure aka skincare? No? Only me? Okay 🙃). It reminds me of the caudalie beauty elixir except 10x better because I hate the beauty elixir 😂 It’s basically everything I wanted the caudalie to be but never was. It’s hydrating and has a lovely scent and doesn’t have a drying alcohol base! The mister on the mini size is not very fine, but I don’t think that’s an issue on the full size. On the downside I’m almost done with it 😅 🌹 @saturdayskin featherweight moisturizing cream: Hopefully will be reviewing this in my saturday skin one brand review next month 🌿 @kyprisbeauty heliotropic pot of shade spf 30 sunscreen (PR 🎁): I generally don’t like physical sunscreens buuuut this one is promising! I finally scheduled my sunscreen post for later this month so fingers crossed a review of this will be up semi-soonish 🤗 🌹 @glossier cake balm dot com: Even though I wasn’t impressed with their coconut balm dot com, I still purchased this limited edition cake one. Because packaging. Yes, I know I’m a sucker. Somehow I like this cake one a lot more than the coconut one so I guess it was meant to be! When I use the coconut one my lips are dry within 30 minutes, but when I use this cake one I think my lips stay hydrated for longer 👄 🌿 bb mini @diptyque roses candle: My one @nordstrom anniversary sale purchase was the diptyque candle set and I couldn’t not be happier with the purchase. Warning: they will be making many cameos in my photos 😂 🌹 @anthropologie matches: I bought 3 boxes of these matches because I was worried I would run out of them too quickly… turns out that was pointless because I still won’t use them cause they’re too pretty to be burned 💁🏽
It’s August and this is the first time I’m showing my face on my Instagram feed in 2017 🤓 I think I’m due for a selfie _______ Hopefully my new theme will allow for more lifestyley posts… and selfies. Tbh I’m not very good at normal-faced selfies and the only reason I’m smiling in this one is because there’s a zit right below my lower lip. When I smile, it’s hidden from the camera 😉 _______ What’s on my face, no one asks? 💧 @lauramercier hydrating primer 🍰 @lauramercier flawless fusion foundation in 4N1 (free from @influenster): Since I’m not one for full coverage, matte foundations I’m pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoy this! I wear it over a hydrating/ dewy primer and sheer it out with a wet beauty blender for the perfect, natural finish. Even when sheered out, it provides a nice medium coverage that smooths over my uneven skin tone and zits and such. It also lasts well throughout the day! I think the longest I ever wore it was 13 hours and by then it had started fading near my jawline but tbh every foundation does that. 💦 @algenist splash setting spray (PR 🎁) 👁️ @lorealmakeup lash paradise waterproof makeup 🕺 @glossier boy brow in 'black' 💗 @sephoracollection blush to go in ‘miss busy’ 💄 @chosungah22usa lip tint in ‘cashmere’ ✨ @w3llpeople bio brightener highlighter ______ #complimentary #contest #flawlessfusion @influenster @lauramercier @sephora