When I wore the @briogeo Strengthening Treatment Oil ($30 | gifted) around my mom, she thought I was wearing the most gorgeous perfume. Not only is the bottle gorgeous with its Beauty and the Beast vibe of containing rose petals, but the scent is equally pretty (and not in any synthetic rose way). . . 🌹 It’s an oil that you shake out on to your palm, then run through your hair. To be candid, I haven’t noticed any “hair strengthening” results after using this intermittently. But I kind of view this as more of a “hair perfume / tame flyaways” oil now, and for that purpose, it’s perfect.
Still obsessing over the @belifusa True Cream - Aqua Bomb Aloe Vera ($38 | gifted) 🌱 The texture is silky, not sticky, and envelops my face like a thick sheet mask. It’s a bit creamier than the Aqua Bomb Sleeping Mask ($34 | gifted) which has more of a jelly texture (also divine). I find myself reaching for this jar more and more as the summer heats up... ☀️
Happy belated launch day to the @savorbeauty Chamomile Moisture Mask ($52 | gifted) 🌸 This beauty is a super hydrating, wash-off mask that contains chamomile extract (reduces redness), calendula (reduces irritation), hyaluronic acid (hydrates) and more. It’s a clear, thick gel in a hygienic pump bottle that I use at night after cleansing. . . 🌸 I wanted to try this because of the mix of chamomile and calendula. I’ve enjoyed a lot of the products (especially kbeauty products) that contain calendula, which is an extract from marigold flowers that has been used through the ages as a soothing compound. Savor Beauty’s founder is a Korean woman, so this follows in that tradition. . . 🌸 As an added bonus, I appreciate how #savorbeauty is donating 10% of sales this month to organizations like the Innocence Project and Audre Lorde Project.
Comparing the @glowrecipe avocado masks (retinol eye, retinol sleeping face, and original) 🥑 I’ve been in SoCal away from my regular skincare stash for the last 2 months, so big thanks to the @realglowgang for sending over a supply 🎉 . . 🥑 Original (discontinued) vs. Retinol Face - I liked the original mask slightly better. Marketed as “moisturizing and forming”, the discontinued version touted 74% avocado and Manuka honey, which is missing from the retinol version. The newer release feels firmer and less emollient, but the additional retinol is a great benefit that I was excited to try. . . 🥑 Retinol Eye vs. Retinol Face - The eye mask is 0.5 oz for $42 ($84/oz), while the face mask is 2.3 oz for $49 ($21/oz). I’m not a chemist, but when I compare the ingredients lists, they’re nearly identical. The eye mask contains more brightening/perking ingredients like niacinamide and coffee extract and is supposed to be a tad more nourishing with additional shea butter, but that’s not worth 4x the value. They feel identical to me, so I’d recommend always opting for the face mask on this one! . . 🥑 My final ranking is original > retinol face > retinol eye, but I’d love to hear what you think!
I'm a sucker for a good theme, and what's a better theme than fruits? 🍑My current facial fruit salad: . . 🍉 @glowrecipe Watermelon PHA + BHA Toner ($34 | gifted) is a liquid gel similar in style to their cult fav sleeping mask (without the pilling!) . . 🍊 @olehenriksen Banana Bright Vitamin C Serum ($65 | gifted) has 15%+ vitamin c in my favorite texture with a citrus scent (idk why it’s called banana) . . 🍌 #glowrecipe Banana Soufflé Moisture Cream ($39 | gifted) DOES smell like banana, and does feel like a bouncy cream in the consistency of a Japanese soufflé (kind of similar to #farmacybeauty Cherry Bright) . . 🍈@thenimetyou Honeydew Lip Mask ($22) is the fruity friend that exists in the space between an overnight lip mask and a plumping day gloss . . 🥭 What’s a fruity favorite of yours?
Some of my essentials that I brought with me to SoCal ✨ . .🧖🏼♀️Self care favorites include the @laneige_us Waterclay Mask ($25), a cooling and finely silted clarifying mask; my new @thenimetyou Honeydew Lip Mask ($22), a super plumping glossy mask with a hint of honeydew; and a great summer jelly cleanser from @belifusa ($28 | gifted). . . 🧖🏼♀️ One thing that has been surprisingly delightful is spritzing the @officialbyredo Toile Textile Perfume ($75) in my bedroom, which is also now my office, gym, and mall. Soothing this space gives me a lot of bang for my buck. . . 💕 How are you keeping things colorful?
I haven’t taken a soaking bath in a tub for the longest time 🧖🏼♀️ Pampering during this long weekend with some @drunkelephant 🥂 🐘 (gifted)
Currently living out of my #caboodle for this #shelfiesunday ⭐️ My makeup morning routine is to follow sunscreen with @ctilburymakeup Wonderglow Face Primer ($55 | gifted), then the @tatcha Pearl Tinted Eye Illuminating Treatment ($48) acting as an undereye concealer. I’ll add @amorepacific_us Color Compact Cushion ($60 | gifted) to add summer color back to the high points of my face - I’m into this sunset look with the @glossier Skywash in Valley ($18) + the @colourpopcosmetics Yes Please palette ($18) to pull it all together on my eyes. . . 🌅 I just ordered the @emcosmetics Heaven’s Glow blush in Faded Clementine ($36) to pull the vibe together. Do you have a favorite warm lip product to finish the look?