I was one of the lucky peeps to be sent the @laneige_us Water Bank Moisture Cream from @influenster 💧 I've been using this cream for ages now (I think I tried it back in 2015?) but I did decide to wait a week to see if my feelings toward it have changed any - nope, still 💙 it! This is such a great cream for combination-dry skin; it has a lovely emollient texture and sinks in rapidly without leaving a greasy film on the skin. But oh, does it moisturize! 🌊 ••• Looking at the ingredients list, you wouldn't think this cream to be anything special. The first three ingredients are water, butylene glycol, and dimethicone, with some emollients and a few seed oils thrown in. 🌱 However, the cream itself is a very lightweight, absorbable texture that somehow also manages to lock in moisture like a champ and make skin feel incredibly smooth and soft. It makes the perfect morning moisturizer for me, as a last step before makeup. 💄 It does a great job of moisturizing my skin (I live in a dry climate, so having adequately moisturized skin is a big concern for me) without making my makeup melt and slide around on my skin, which is a huge plus. 👍🏻 ••• This is great to use day or night, although I don't think this will be sufficiently moisturizing for very dry skin types. At night I like to layer a sleeping pack/facial oil on top, and I wake up with nice, healthy looking skin. 💕 If you're looking for your moisturizer to pack a little more punch (brightening, firming, anti-aging, etc), you may want to look elsewhere, but if you just need a solid, dependable moisturizer, you really can't go wrong with this small blue jar. 💙 Thanks again to @influenster and #Laneige for sending this over to me for review! ••• #Influenster #laneigesplash #contest #sponsored
💅🏻💅🏻💅🏻 #whatsonmynails today - some darker @julepbeauty colors in Becky and Black Latex (who says you can't rock black nails in the summer? 🖤). I love getting my nails perfectly smooth and polish-ready with @flowerynails emery boards. 🌸🌸🌸 They're professional grade quality and the chevron-patterned file comes in a cute little file case, complete with a cuticle pusher, nail snag quick-fix, and under nail clean-sweep to keep my 💅🏻 looking neat and clean on the go. Definitely a new must-have tool! ••• #flowerynails #sponsored #ad #socialix
This morning's #skincareroutine that I've been loving lately. ☀️ Not much has changed concerning the products I've been using, but all of these have been super helpful for my combination skin. ✨✨✨ ••• 🌤 #ManyoFactory Active Refresh Herb Peel 🌤 #PapaRecipe Bombee Honey Moisture Cleansing Foam 🌤 #DearbyEnprani Tone Up Booskin 🌤 #Cosrx Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence 🌤 #Aromatica Rose Absolute First Serum 🌤 #Leaders Aquablend Oil Serum 🌤 #Swanicoco Fermentation Snail Care Emulsion 🌤 #Mizon Snail Recovery Gel Cream 🌤 #EtudeHouse Aloe Moistfull Soothing Cream ••• As usual, I try to aim for lots of light, hydrating layers that won't clog pores or weigh down my skin. I find that lots of aloe, snail, and rose help keep my skin both hydrated and lightly moisturized during hotter, more humid days (although it's not like we have a ton of humidity in CO, so if I feel dry during the day I'll carry around a mist to rehydrate if necessary). 💦 If I'm going out I'll of course put on sunscreen - it's the best anti-aging product on the market, after all! ☀️☀️ What are your favorite products for hotter summer days?
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Who else here is #teamexfoliation?? 🙋🏻🙋🏻🙋🏻 New review 📝 on the blog for a new face scrub I've been trying out: the @exuviance Triple Microdermabrasion Face Polish. ✨ It contains professional-grade crystals to smooth the skin (no harsh plastic polyethylene beads, which can harm the environment!). 🌊 It also contains glycolic acid and papaya enzyme to help dissolve impurities and loosen dead skin cells, while polishing skin to a silky softness for a brighter, more even complexion. 💓 I'm not usually a big face polish girl, but I've been loving this one - check out my blog post #linkinbio to see why, and learn about why facial scrubs, while not really the lazy girl's best friend, are beneficial for healthy, smooth skin! Thanks to #Exuviance for sending this over to me for review. ✨✨✨ ••• S/N: I may be gone from IG for a bit because of Internet probs, but I'll be back to posting regularly soon!
Review 📝: @imfrom_official Honey Mask 🍯 that I received from the ever-generous @mikaela.beauty for testing purposes. 🌟 I was originally going to dedicate a blog post to this, but it really got beat up in transit, so the packaging was pretty much destroyed and it leaked everywhere. 😂 Since so many of you have requested a review of this, I thought I'd go ahead and talk about it a bit on here. ••• First off, let me just say that this is one of the most cosmetically elegant wash-off masks I've ever used - it contains an impressive 38.7% whole organic honey, with none of the stickiness or viscosity of actual honey, making it silky-smooth and easy to apply. 🙌🏻 And the scent...I can't even describe how delicious this smells; like a heavenly mixture of honey and crème brûlée, I couldn't stop sticking my nose into the jar to inhale all that deliciousness. It also contains a myriad of other beneficial ingredients, including bee venom, propolis, hydrating plant extracts, and moisturizing plant oils (such as hazel, jojoba, and sunflower seed) to lock in hydration and moisture. This mask promises to nourish, soothe, moisturize, firm, and brighten skin, and damn, does it do a good job of it. 😻 ••• I'm not a huge wash-off mask person (I'm honestly just too lazy and prefer not having to rinse off my face afterwards), but this mask has definitely gotten me in the mood lately. The scent, silky texture, and just all-around pleasantness of using this mask has me reaching for this little jar time and time again! 🍯 Unlike a lot of other masks, this one does not dry down or evaporate at all, meaning I can keep it slathered on my face for however long I want so that my skin can reap the benefits. 😌💕 After using this mask, my skin just feels so, so soft - like baby butt soft - glowing, and healthy. It repairs any dullness/dryness in my skin, whether I keep it on for 15 minutes or 60 minutes, making it perfect for any time of day. ☀️🌙 It helps calm redness/irritation like a champ, and the effects last well into the next day. I'm in ❤️! I'd def recommend this to those with combo/dry skin types (it might be a tad too heavy for oily skin), and I will 100% purchase another jar! 🍯
A quick 📸 of this morning's #skincareroutine - I tried to keep it really light/simple this morning with lots of hydrating layers because THIS HEAT. ☀️😡 It's only about 85F where I'm at right now (which isn't much to a former Floridian), but it is boiling hot and suffocating inside my old, insulated apartment. I really wanted to get blog-related things done today since I'm limited on time, but the thought of opening my blinds and letting any heat in is just...no. How are you guys keeping cool right now? (Especially my friends down in Arizona, I'm praying for y'all. 😰) ••• ☀️ #DearbyEnprani Tone Up Booskin ☀️ #Cosrx Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence ☀️ #Innisfree Green Tea Seed Serum ☀️ #Aromatica Rose Absolute First Serum ☀️ #Leaders Aquablend Oil Serum* ☀️ #Swanicoco Fermentation Snail Care Emulsion *PR Gifted
New review 📝 of the Beyond Seaweed from Jeju mask that I received in a previous @myfacetory box. 🎁 I used this mask 2 days ago, but I spent all yesterday in Denver, we walked around and got some authentic Cuban food (I think I died and went to heaven, it was so good) and saw Logan...such a good movie! 🎥 Needless to say, I was so tired I pretty much just took some cleansing water to my face and called it a night, but thankfully my skin didn't look so bad this morning! Maybe it was the mask? 👀 ••• 🌿 Effects: This mask contains seaweed from Jeju Island which helps to boost strength and resistance in delicate skin, keeping skin vital and firm w/o the use of added parabens or sulfates. 🌿 Fit: Made of a slightly papery cotton material. Fit is average, nothing remarkable. 🌿 Essence: Lots of slightly viscous, lotion-y essence. 💧 🌿 Scent: I was afraid this mask was going to have a sea weed scent, but it smelled very fresh and clean, not at all overwhelming. 🌿 Results: After having this mask on for about 30 minutes, my skin felt soft, firm, and nicely moisturized. The essence sunk in fairly quickly, so this is definitely a good mask to use in the AM for drier skin types - it left my face healthy looking, but not greasy or weighed down. Although I did like the effects of this mask, I wouldn't say the results blew me away since they weren't as long-lasting as I'd hoped. 6️⃣ out of 🔟, I probably won't be repurchasing this one, since it didn't really excite me. 🌿 Where to buy: @myfacetory currently has these in stock for $2 each. 💸
Review 📝 of last night's mask: @drjart Ceramidin mask that I received in April's @myfacetory 7 Lux Box. 💆🏻✨ ••• 💧 Effects: This Dr. Jart mask is an ultra moisturizing hypoallergenic sheet mask made of natural fiber and ceramides. It promises to help protect skin's natural moisture barrier and prevent moisture from escaping the skin. Ideal for dryness and uneven skin texture. ☀️ 💧 Fit: Made from a thick, yet still soft nanoskin material. The fit is good, or would be if it wasn't so small. 😐 It's long enough that it reaches to my hairline and under my chin, but it isn't very wide and stops two inches from my ears. What is this, a sheet mask for ants?? 💧 Essence: Tons of thick, white emulsion-like essence. There was enough left over to apply to my neck, chest, and arms. 😻💦 💧 Scent: Clean, inoffensive typical mask scent. 💧 Results: I loooove the Dr. Jart Ceramidin line (the cream is an HG for me), and this mask did not disappoint! I kept it on for around 30 minutes, and afterwards my skin felt soft, bouncy, and moisturized. My pores also looked smaller, and my whole face just looked more radiant and glowy. 🔟 out of 🔟, this mask is definitely in my top 10 favorite masks ever! I'd definitely repurchase. 🙌🏻🙌🏻 💧 Where to buy: @myfacetory has these in stock for $4.95 each. 💸💸