The Dream Shelfie. We love looking at Instagram’s plethora of beauty shelfies and are often amazed at how overcrowded some are! So when it comes to natural face oils - use them as you buy them - one out, one in, keeping them fresh and potent! So skin-obsess responsibly we say! ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡
🌟 MAIL CALL 🌟 Check out this amazing, & very generous, package I received from @kocostarusa!!! I've seen tons of posts featuring the Kocostar Slice Masks & I'm excited to finally have the opportunity to try them! Thank you so much, Kassia, for putting this fabulous package together for me!🙏💞😘 *Check out my Insta-story for the full unboxing!* 🎥🎉🙈
💋 Lip Mask | Sexy Black Cherry Flavor (20 patches) - Do you see that cute case??? The little water droplets are so realistic! I actually tried the lip mask this morning, since my lips were feeling dry & crusty af, & it worked like a charm! The patch adhered beautifully & my lips were left soft, smooth & plump!
💋 Hand Moisture Pack (2)
👣 Foot Moisture Pack (2)
🌸 Camellia Happy Mask (2)
🐦 Bird's Nest Silk Fiber Mask (2)
🌹 Rose Sliced Mask Sheet (2)
🌻 Sunflower Sliced Mask Sheet (2)
🌷 Tulip Sliced Mask Sheet (2)
What Kocostar products have you tried? Do you have a favorite?
Let us give you that extra #plump you've always wanted 👄 Lip Injections are on of our favorite services! 💉 S W I P E to see a couple of #beforeandafters of these #lippies 😀
❤️💁🏼♀️✨💋 Bandana kind of day + playing my girl @jessiejamesdecker Flip my hair music video non-stop because it’s so catchy + it makes me feel so confident 💫 Reminder to all my ladies: You are beautiful 😌 You can do anything you want to do in this life as long as you believe in yourself & keep you eyes on God. So know that you are gorgeous & be confident in yourself! I’m so lucky to have such a genuine group of girls on here & thank y’all for all your sweet messages + comments! I love talking to all of you 🤗 Shop all my makeup deets here: http://liketk.it/2uhX0 + linked in my profile 💓
@toofaced Born this way foundation in snow
@purcosmetics No filter blurring primer
@tartecosmetics Shape tape concealer + Park Ave Princess palette
@colourpopcosmetics No filter concealer
@japonesque Setting powder
@billiondollarbrows Brow butter pomade in taupe
@lauramercier Candle glow sheer perfecting powder
@stellarbeautyofficial Cosmic blush in beam
@thebalm_cosmetics Mary-Lou manizer
@buxomcosmetics Big tease mascara
@alexapersicocosmetics The Jessie Palette
@narsissist Velvet lip pencil in dragon girl
#liketkit @liketoknow.it #LTKbeauty#LTKunder50
💄When she asks for soft glam!💄
💄 @makeovers365 is the sweetest! 💄
➡️ Swipe LEFT for the full look! ➡️
Primer: @beccacosmetics First Light Priming Filter
Foundation: @armanibeauty Luminous Silk in 3.5
Concealer: @katvondbeauty Lock-it in Light 3
Eyeshadow primer: @urbandecaycosmetics Eyeshadow Potion in Original
Shadows: @tartecosmetics Tartelette In Bloom palette; shades - Georgia (base), Summer Yum (crease), Talk Derby to Me (outer), Delectable with Talk Derby to Me (middle), Bellini (inner) and Peach Pit (liner)
Eyeliner: @marcbeauty Highliner in Blaquer (top)
Mascara: @makeupforeverus Smoky Extravagant
Highlight: @kevynaucoin Celestial Powder in Starlight
Blush: @anastasiabeverlyhills Blush Trio in Pink Passion
Contour: @fentybeauty Matchstix in Mocha
Lips: @diormakeup Dior Addict Ultra Gloss in 629 Mirrored
Brows: @anastasiabeverlyhills Brow Wiz in Dark Brown
#sephora#sephoralife#sephoraboy#makeup#makeupartist#makeuplover#makeupjunkie#makeuplook#toofaced#beautyblogger#marcfam#mua#instabeauty#instamakeup#igbeauty#igmakeup#instaface#instafashion#instaface#beauty#makeover#makeupaddict#makeuplife @sephora86thandlexington @sephoralife @sephora @wakeupandmakeup @makeup_clips @slave2beauty @makeupgoals
🌛PM scrub routine
I have taken a liking to traditional scrubs in powder form. They act like a mask as well.
Last night, I was using Marininaturalemagic’s Bidadari scrub, mix it with their raw Bedak Sejuk Muntah Belut. I break a small piece and it dissolves together with the Bidadari mask when I pour a little rose water to make a paste.
Apply to face and let it dry before gently scrubbing it off.
And I prefer it that way these days.
The clay on both products help clean out pores and the dry paste helps slough off dead skin on the surface, gently.
I know most folks prefer to feel the beads/granules working on the skin when scrubbing, but I find this way just as effective, and doesn’t irritate my skin.
However, the clay masks are drying for me, so I slap on a sheet mask for about 20 mins.
I have always loved avocado 🥑 masks - they are ultra moisturizing and nourishing, and my skin feels “bouncy” after.
🌛 Pyungkang Yul Toner Essence - hefty toner and super moisturizing. Sometimes I do the “7 skin method” with this and no moisturizer!
🌛Marininaturalemagic Bidadari Mask+raw Bedak Sejuk Muntah Belut+Bulgarian Rose Water👍🏼.
🌛 Nature Republic Avocado sheet mask.
🌛 ThreeOrganics Brightening Eye serum.
🌛 Leahlani Siren Serum - smells very citusy, very fresh. Beautiful face oil but a bit heavy. Really good for dryer skin types.
🌛 Leneige Lip Mask - Hmmm🤔 My lips are soft in the morning, but a moisturising lip balm does the same. So.....🤷🏻♀️
I scrub twice a week as these masks/scrub are gentle to the skin.
Always enjoy how much more even toned and brighter my skin looks after!
Hey! It’s Friday!
Enjoy the last day of the work week and let the weekend roll🍸.
#skincare#skincarerutine#pmskincareroutine#pmskincare#facescrub#organicskincare#productjunkie#skincareaddict#sheetmask#sheetmaskaddict#kbeauty#asianbeauty#naturerepublic#marininaturalemagic#leneige#leahlani#pyungkangyul#threeorganicsmalaysia#beautyjunkie # 7skinmethod #igbeauty
Skin care update: this mud mask has been my favourite lately.. I love that it comes in a little jar so I can choose if I want to put it all over the face or just in problem areas. Have you guys tried it?
Hiiiieeee 👋🏾 ZOMG The Ordinary Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA from @deciem is everything 😮 As someone who suffers from long lingering PIH (Post inflammatory hyperpigmentation) this serum is a Goddess send 🙏🏾
This serum uses a bio-synthetic form of Arbutin. It's used at an impressively high 2% in this serum... It's literally the second ingredient after water! Hyaluronic Acid is number 5 on the list too #veryimpressed 👌🏾
Arbutin works by blocking tyrosinase, the enzyme that is activated by sun exposure or injury/irritation that nudges your melanocytes (the specialized skin cells responsible for melanin production) from going into maximum overdrive... Which causes annoying as fuck PIH, age spots, freckles, etc. According to Truth in Aging, arbutin promotes lightening/brightening and an overall even skin tone.
A study entitled "Inhibitory effects of alpha-arbutin on melanin synthesis in cultured human melanoma cells and a three-dimensional human skin model" excitedly proved that alpha-arbutin is a safe and highly effective ingredient for skin lightening. (it's on www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov in case you're interested #skinnerd 🤓)
So enough science shit 😂... Did it work?? YES MAMAAAAA! ♥ I used it 1-2x daily for about 6-7 weeks. I preferred to mist my face before applying, as it's kind of sticky when first applied, but it dried down matte. They say absence makes the ♥ grow fonder... The only time I didn't use it was the week I was on vacation and I noticed a change in my glow 😩 Within two days of putting it back in my routine my face was back on point 👌🏾 Coupled with my weekly acid peeling, I definitely also noticed a reduction in the darkest PIH on my face yassssss 😀
If you suffer from PIH or uneven skintone, I would definitely recommend this serum. You must use it EVERYDAY to see results however #consistencyiskey 🗝 I finished the bottle and will definitely be repurchasing! If you have really heavy pigmentation it may take a couple of bottles to see dramatic results... It's not that miraculous 😂 but it's totally worth it from the results I've seen so far 😋
One of my makeup goals for 2018 is to get better use of my lipglosses 👄✨ I’ve gotten in the habit of reaching mostly for lipsticks because they’re easier to work with and upkeep but this year will be different! Or at least that’s what I’m telling myself 😂 Do you have a favorite lipgloss brand? I’ll be trying out Dose of Colors next and I am PUMPED! 🤓
AHHHH! My #beautylish#luckybag2018 arrived today! THIS is why I braved the cold/snow to venture to my light box in our out-shed! I'm so happy with my #luckybag I could cry tears of joy! I snagged an XL bag. It cost me 150 bucks +shipping. Here's what I got for my $$:
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#viseart Eyeshadow Palette in Warm Mattes retails for $80 and I don't have it!!! I've always wanted it!!
#kevynaucoin The Art of Makeup Essential Face & Eye Palette retails for $98
#byterry Sun Designer Palette in 3 Tropical Sunset retails for $82 (Not sure this will work on my fair skin)
#oribe Travel Essentials Collection includes Gold lust products: shampoo, conditioner, dry shampoo and perfume rollerball, lip treatment and makeup bag. Retails for $98
#waynegoss Brush 12 sculpting brush (love his brushes) retails for $53.
#sulwhasoo brightening mask retails for $12
AND #jouercosmetics Powder Highlighter Trio that includes Rose Gold, Skinny Dip and Ice. Retails for $39. My entire retail value of my bag is over $460!
Hope everyone’s Thursday has been good so far! I’ll be traveling soon so I decided to go ahead and do a travel essentials rant. 🖤
✖️@shiseido eyelash curler. I recently lost my old one so I did a bit of research and this eyelash curler has been amazing! It’s a lot flatter so it grabs a lot more lashes and doesn’t pinch me. ✖️ @itcosmetics cc cream has been my all time fave since I got a sample of it ages ago in my @sephora playbox. It subtly corrects any blemishes plus it also doubles as a great anti aging serum. ✖️ @tartecosmetics blush in paaarty which came with my birthday surprise from Sephora. I absolutely love this shade. It’s a perfect mix of nude and pink for my skin tone. ✖️ @trestique mini highlight stick is what I use most of the time, since it’s nice and subtle yet still gives you that glow. I’m personally not a big fan of glitter so this one is perfect for me.
@anastasiabeverlyhills lipgloss in Kristen. Beautiful nude pinkish shade that also blends perfectly on my skin tone. (I love pink hued nudes 🙈) @supergoop setting mist. I carry this with me everywhere. Especially when I’m on the go and forget to set my face, I can just do it on the go, and when I forget to put sunscreen and may not have used makeup that has it built in.
@freshbeauty toner. This toner is also pretty good on my skin since it’s nice and gentle plus gets all the makeup my cleanser may not have.
@glamglow supercleanse came in my Sephora play box as well just in time for my travels so I haven’t used it yet, but I’ve got faith in it since everything from glam glow has been great so far. .
What are some of you guys’ fave travel products?? 🤗 Comment below!
The most effective approach to improving acne scars is by combining multiple treatment modalities. Strong, localized chemicals like TCA cross can be used to improve deep ice pick scars. Resurfacing devices like this CO2 laser work to remodel the skin, soften and smoothen it. However, there is no single treatment that will achieve what most patients who suffer from acne scarring are looking for. Reversing the effects of mild to severe acne can be a lifelong commitment to skin resurfacing treatments. Here we are using a CO2 laser for to resurface the skin for textural improvement, followed by Microneedling with PRP to and stem cells to get even better outcomes and reduce recovery time.
👨⚕️ Treatment: CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing
🎯 Purpose: CO2 laser is used to resurface deep wrinkles, textural imperfections, acne scars, traumatic scars, and pores.
🤷♂️ How it works: CO2 laser energy penetrates the skin in small laser columns, creating a thermal reaction, that damages the skin in a controlled way. The delivered laser energy stimulates the skin to remodel and enhance collagen production long term.
🎉 Results: Smoother, tighter, more youthful skin with less sun damage, wrinkles/fines, and reduced pore size.
💁♂️ Note: Individual results may vary based on skin type and strength delivered.
👏 Technique: Using the correct settings is critical. The CO2 laser is safest on lighter skin types, darker skin types have a risk of hyperpigmentation if the skin is not pre-treated with lightening creams or peels.
😴 Anesthesia: Topical numbing, nerve blocks and oral medications.
⏰ Time it takes: 30-60 minutes depending on the area.
📆 Recovery: It depends on the settings, but downtime is often 7-10 days with scabbing and crusting.
⌛️ Lasts: Results are progressive because new collagen is forming. This is a once-yearly treatment for most people unless someone has acne scarring. Will need maintenance treatments with non ablative lasers and microneedling and/or fillers.
⚠️ Caution: Must be performed by an experienced provider.
😱 Pain level: Minimal with topical numbing, nerve blocks, and oral medications.
💵 Cost: $$$$
I might be late to this party, but #didyouknow wrapping the top of your bunch of bananas (called the “crown” btw....) can prevent them from turning brown by nearly a week?? Another perfect use for @beeswrap! Made of organic cotton muslin, beeswax, and jojoba oil, Bee's Wrap can be used again and again for up to a year. Use it to wrap cheese, vegetables, bread, baked goods and extend the life of your bananas! #pitchtheplastic y'all! 🐝
“The most empowering advice I’ve received is to be myself and to always trust my instincts. It took me a while to be myself and when I think back I feel as if I wasted so much time. I feel as if I still haven't achieved my full potential but that’s okay. I’m still pretty young and I am still discovering myself... who knows where my instincts will take me.” - @thestylethesaurus
Treat. Yo. Self. Thursday - So I tried one of those cristal hair removal pads to get rid of my moustache, but I noticed my skin was a bit irritated afterwards. To prevent it from getting worse I thought I’d try this Bio-Cell Recovery Face Mask from @thefaceshop.official. The material is very different from all the other masks I’ve tried, but it adheres very well to the skin and felt really nice (hard to smile though 😅). The fit was a little bit off, but because the adherence was so good it didn’t bother me. The mask had a faint fresh smell that I (and the boyf) really liked. I left the mask on for about 20 minutes. The residual essence absorbed pretty quickly leaving my face feeling quite soft with only a little bit of a tacky feeling. The irritation on my upper lip did seem to have reduced slightly and at least it didn’t turn into proper bumps like I thought was going to happen. Not completely sure if that was because of the mask but I’ll give it the benefit of the doubt and would hence rate it 4/5! #treatyoselfthursday
The Eyes Have It... I love playing up my eyes and creating fun looks! Drama Liqui-Pencils by @lancomeofficial have such a beautiful range of shades that help to compliment and make your eyes pop! https://www.octoly.com/c/hbhbt/r/havyk #lancome
BABY IT'S COLD OUTSIDE! I'm in Nashville and we've had more snow here then I've seen in 5 years. This is not a part of the country that deals well with snowstorms. We will get flurries, but it is unusual to have snow that sticks around for days. Everything has been cancelled including Universities! My light box for photography is in the unheated out building, so I've not ventured out to do any photography until today. My lights are acting weird, they are not as bright as usual and none of my puttys (used for making products stay put in a photo) were working. 😑 This sadly was the best photo I could get of my January #birchbox as I was also trying to photograph with gloves on. I'm canceling this. I've officially decided. I've subscribed for over 5 years and I'm disappointed EVERY MONTH. I feel there is no benefit to being a long time subscriber. I do love the #oribe shampoo and conditioner in this box, but not the mascara primer. I won't use it and it's a full size! In the past I've had allergic reactions to this #smashbox primer and I'm not interested in trying a new moisturizer. #birchboxfail#instabeauty#instaglam#instalips#makeupaddict#makeupaddiction#igbeauty#makeuphoarder#makeupjunkie#makeupporn#makeupobessed#makeupobession#cosmetics#makeupnerd#makeup
Hand made, soft and luxurious. These brushes are love at first touch! The best part – they're vegan!⠀
Designed to work with creams and powders⠀
Handmade for long-lasting durability and outstanding quality⠀
Hypoallergenic and safe for sensitive skin⠀
Odor and dye free⠀
Minimal to no shedding⠀
Ultimate in softness