Archives for category: face

Micro Essence! I have been using Estee Lauder’s Micro Essence Treatment Lotion with Bio Ferment. I use it in place of a toner in my daytime routine. It has what they call “Double barrier power”, using a “Postbiotic 12+ to work together with our 98.9% Bio-Active Lactobacillus Ferment” It is designed to optimize the skin’s barrier, lock in moisture, and minimize redness. I love adding this step for extra hydration and I believe it allows my serums to work better. It is made in Japan and paraben free. 

tell you what I’m into lately. I found an amazing makeup sponge that is super cheap. It’s the Real Techniques Miracle Airblend Mattifying Beauty Makeup Sponge. I use it for almost every step of my makeup. It gives a flawless foundation finish, and blends your bronzers, blushes, and highlighters beautifully. It has a flat edge, rounded sides, and precision tip to get all over your face. As with all these sponges they work better when you use them wet.

I’m puckering up with Too Faced Lip Injection Extreme Lip Plumper. I’m not one to use lip plumping products but I was sent this for free, so I thought I’d give it a whirl. OMG this stuff actually works. My lips were immediatly plumped and left with beautiful shine too.

I’m getting Big Hair with Tresemme’s One Step 5 in 1 Texture spray. It makes my beach waves look dramatic, and it revives next day hair. I usually use aerosol texture sprays, this seems to have a stronger grip.

Try out my May finds, and let me know yours….

with Elina Organics Dehydrated Complexion Set. If Winter is taking a toll on your skin this set is a great fix. Elina Organics creates Holistic Clinical Skincare. The line contains no chemical additives, and are ph balanced. They are never tested on animals and designed to give you visible results. The set includes the Leave on Under Eye Recovery Mask, the Angelite Crystal Elixir, and the Sahara Souffle face mask. The Eye Mask contains 30% vitamin c, white truffle mushroom extract, Mango Butter, and Vitamin E. It is very hydrating and absorbs well. The Angelite Crystal Elixir is designed to restore collagen and reduce inflammation. This serum uses Angelite extract, Snow Mushroom, and Copper Peptides. Lastly the Sahara Souffle deeply hydrates skin with the power of Camel Milk. It helps with discoloration and leaves skin smooth and even. So refresh your routine with this Elina Organics set, and give winter your glow…

I’m taking into 2022….

OJESH Premium Lifting Face Mask. This is the best sheet mask I have found. It is a luxury sheet mask that uses hyaluronic acid and marine sponge collagen to lift, plump, and rejuvenate skin. I notice immediate results with this.

 

Givenchy Teint Couture Everwear 24h Foundation SPF 29. I love this foundation because it’s breathable yet lasts 24 hours. It gives full coverage and has hydrating properties and spf. 

Chantecaille Bio Lifting Mask. This mask is powered by botanicals that fight lines and wrinkles. You can use it as a 10 minute mask or leave in on overnight for majorly hydrated skin.

PanteenSmooth Airspray Hairspray. This hairspray has a light, flexible, hold and is brushable. A great alternative to Elnett

Covergirl Clean Fresh Lip Stylo. This lightweight lipstick feels like gloss. It’s nourishing and conditioning. It adds a hint of shine and color. 

TYPOLOGY Nourishing Hair Oil with Pequi 5% and Argan Oil. I’ve reviewed this before, but I’ve re-fallen in love with it. It is a rich oil that protects and controls hair. It completly takes away my frizz.

with your skin. When you need a deep clean, have a breakout, or skin is seeming dull try Bubble’s Come Clean Detoxifying Clay Mask. It uses Brazilian purple clay to pull out impurities and toxins. It clears pores and refreshes skin. Vitamin E helps fight free radicals and protect against the environment. Melia Azadirachta Flower extract is a powerful antioxidant, and Azelaic Acid exfoliates to even out tone. So play dirty with Bubble so you can come clean…

in my skincare. I have been using Attitude’s Super Leaves Micellar Foaming Cleansers. Their Super Leaf extracts clean and moisturize your skin. The face wash removes impurities without drying out skin. The line is EWG verified an vegan. So give and get Attitude, your skin will thank you…

skincare with Crystals!! That’s why I love Botanical Republic’s Radiant Amethyst Duo. Botanical Republic uses Organic and All Natural, active ingredients to create effective small batch skincare solutions. They are a sustainable company that does not use water in any of their formulations, instead they use Organic Hydrosols. The Duo consists of Beauty Crystals and a Radiant Hydrating Toner. I have the Amethyst beauty crystals that I put in the bottle to promote physical and emotional tranquility. The toner hydrates and revives dehydrated skin. I use it in the morning and continue with touch up sprays throughout the day when I’m feeling dry. So beautify your face and energy with Botanical Republic, feel free to spray others as well ;)…

Skinbetter’s AlphaRet Clearing Serum is a retinoid based serum that doesn’t mess around. It is designed for oilier, blemish prone skin. AlphaRet is a patented technology that combines retinoid and an AHA. It will improve the overall clarity, tone and texture. It’s made with salicylic acid, BHA’s, and hydrating & soothing ingrediants. 

Tatcha’s The Essence Skincare Boosting Treatment wil soften and plump your skin. It uses a trio of fermented Japanese superfoods. I love every product from this line, and this product does not disappoint. It is designed to boost the effects of your skincare while resurfacing and hydrating the skin. 


Australian Gold’s Plant Based Lotion & Sunscreen with SPF 50 is my favorite new sunblock. It smells amazing. It is part of their new Plant Based line, and formulated with Aloe Vera and Coconut Oil. 


Givenchy’s Le Rouge Universal Hydrating Lip Balm is my go to balm for under my lipstick or gloss. It’s a clear moisturizing balm that is designed to hydrate up to 24hrs. It has hyaluronic acid and jojoba seed extract to soothe and nourish lips all day. 

with August & Monroe’s Calm Cream. August & Monroe was created by a makeup artist who personally suffers from sensitive, acned skin. This moisturizer is soothing and hydrating. The lightweight gel texture quickly absorbs and goes great under makeup. I recommend checking out the before & after pics on their website. I love the packaging. The bottle keeps product air locked and is refillable. The cream is fragrance free, paraben free, clean, vegan, and cruelty free. So get with August & Monroe and give your skin some zen….

with Biography Face Oils. They have four active oil blends designed to deliver real change to your skin. They are completely clean, vegan, and sustainable. I have been using these oils at night after my serum to lock in moisture and add major hydration. The Golden Ray Glow Drops enhance radiance, boost collagen and improve elasticity. It’s designed to blur fine lines and highlight with a sunlit glow. The Long June Everyday Drops are formulated to calm skin and clear any redness. Lastly, The Petty Grudges Renew Drops is made of a blend of restorative actives to rejuvenate, and soften, dry and damaged skin. So turn the page on bad skin with Biography.