Sunscreen that works with makeup is hard to find, which is why I’ve been excited to test out the @coola Full Spectrum 360 Sun Silk Drops (#sponsored) . . ☀️ This is a light formula that you apply with a dropper. It works really well with morning makeup application - it’s silky enough to act a bit primer like, with a little bit of glow. (Not greasy!) I need about 3-5 drops to fully cover my face. . . ☀️This has aloe, hyaluronic acid, and jojoba oil for a hydrating finish. I have medium tan skin, and this does not leave a white cast. It smells like a floral orange 🍊 . . ☀️#coola is available at @sephora and is reef safe and cruelty-free. Have you tried anything from the brand?
Some of my favorite textures ✨ . .💧@bemusedkorea A by Bom Blue Cica Azulene Dew Soothing Hydration Cream (gifted), because of the oil-gel suspension . .⭐️@peachandlily Reboot Mask, because of the troubleshooting tingling feeling from the strong AHA/BHA combo . .🌙@laneige_us Sleeping Mask (gifted), for soothing, cooling hydration . . 🍊 @idewcare Say You Dew Moisturizing Mask (gifted), for some additional vitamin C
#soldejaneirogiftedme their newly formulated Coco Cabana Cream ($45) 🥥 I haven’t tried their older formulation, but I can give you my comparative thoughts based on their cult classic Brazilian Bum Bum Cream. . . 🥥 With coconut oil, açai fruit oil, and cupuaçu butter, this claims 72 hours of hydration. I think that’s stretching it, but I did find this lasted for at least a day, which is a lot for my dry, KP-suffering skin. This one has more of a gel, quick absorbent texture than the thicker, creamier Brazilian Bum Bum version. It leaves my skin a bit tighter and shinier, which I enjoy! . . 🥥 Of course, what @soldejaneiro is known for are their iconic fragrances, and this is no exception. This one has notes of toasted praline, tropical orchard, and young green coconut...which really ends up smelling like delicious buttered popcorn. And it’ll make your clothes and bed sheets also smell like delicious buttered popcorn. So make sure you enjoy this scent, because you’ll be smelling it often! . . 🥥 VERDICT: A good lotion for #soldejaneiro fragrance fans, but the strong scent can be divisive. . . #cococabana #cocoplush
Happy Sunday! Work has been especially busy lately, which is why I haven’t been posting as often - but my skincare ritual remains ever important! One thing that’s elevated my end of day, me-time, routine is the Hydra-Therapy starter kit by @ernolaszlonyc (gifted) 💕 . . ✨Erno Laszlo is a heritage beauty brand named after a Hungarian dermatologist who served some of Hollywood’s most iconic starlets. Marilyn Monroe had these recognizable squared jars on her vanity. The Hydra-Therapy Memory Gel Sleeping Mask ($95) is a jelly mask that gives my face a firm, bouncy feel in the morning and is my favorite from the kit. $95 is definitely steep for it though - you can get a similar pudding mask from @belifusa or other #kbeauty brands for much less (though without the Marilyn Monroe backstory!) . . 💕The Hydra-Therapy Boost Serum is an oil-serum hybrid which also has a refreshing and absorbent finish. The oil droplets suspended in gel provide nourishment and leave behind a peony fragrance. . . 💕The Hydra Therapy Foaming Cleanser ($45) is a thick cleanser infused with marula oil and pomegranate extract. It cleanses well, but can be a touch drying, which is why it works better in tandem with the serum and mask from this line. . . ✨VERDICT: Nice products that don’t exactly earn their price tag, but are great for injecting a little bit of luxury and Old Hollywood into a routine.
My absolute shower essentials feat. @functionofbeauty ✨They’re a personalized hair care brand that just released their new custom Hair Mask ($19 | gifted) and Hair Serum ($19 | gifted) today! . . ✨I took an online quiz to determine my profile: straight, medium, and oily hair. My goals were to fix split ends, shine, and straighten. And my fragrance choice was (pear)fection - seriously, my FAVORITE self care scent of 👏 all 👏 time. . .✨The Hair Mask is an intensive conditioning mask, which is personalized to you based on quiz results. I’ve been using it once a week for some extra nourishment. The Hair Serum is a lightweight finishing product that’s also customized. I use half a dab to add gloss to my hair. It’s addicting. . . ✨You can use code DEARHAIR for 20% off your order (I don’t receive any commission).
#iopegiftedme their Moist Cleansing Oil ($30) and Moist Cleansing Whipping Foam ($23) ☁️ If you saw my #shelfiesunday post from last week, you know that I’ve been using these #iopeus cleansers frequently. . . ☁️Moist Cleansing Oil - Safflower, olive, and grape oil melts makeup effectively, and there’s a hint of probiotics for skin health. This is thinner than the #dhc cleansing oil and has a nicer scent due to fragrance. While I like this oil, I don’t think it outperforms the Kosé Softymo by 3x. So it’s nice but not “special”. . . ☁️Moist Cleansing Whipping Foam - This. Is. The. STAR ⭐️ Have you ever wanted to wash your face with the #blissworld Mighty Marshmallow mask? This is your chance! The foam is so soft and non-stripping. I’m a big fan of this one. . . ✨VERDICT: Both are nice, but I enthusiastically recommend the Whipping Foam. When I go over my cleansed skin with #beautywater and a cotton pad, there’s hardly anything left! Note for those with sensitive skin that both have fragrance and a small amount of coconut oil, which is an effective makeup remover and anti-bacterial, but could be comodogenic. Have you tried anything from @iope_us ?
Happy Saturday, and shoutout to my fellow hoarders and pastel enthusiasts ✨ I think it’s time to make a new collage. I’ll have to carve out some time to do it this weekend so I can get rid of these boxes! Got any collage tips?
#purbeautygiftedme their B-Holder Dual Action Complexion Brush ($33). It’s called “dual action” since there’s a silicone center for you to put your foundation in to build coverage, while the brushes spread it out. Theoretically. . . 🖌 I think the center is too deep, so what ends up happening is you really have to mash the brush into your face to get the foundation on in this way. Then the foundation looks smeared because only a small surface area from the bristles actually makes contact. Also the bristles are stiff and are kind of scratchy... . . 🖌 This brush is cruelty-free, and I appreciate when a brand tries to innovate and do something new in a mature space like makeup brushes. So kudos @purcosmetics! But yeah...I can’t recommend this. . . ✨How do you apply foundation? . . #purcosmetics #loveyourselfiechallenge