Makeup, Skincare

May Beauty Favorites!

Hello guys! Welcome back our blog! All through May, I’ve been loving all sorts of old favorites so lets get into what I’ve been loving this month:

Makeup:

Eye Makeup –


Urban Decay Perversion Mascara

This mascara makes your lashes so black and the formula glides on so easily. None of the new mascaras I’m trying go on as easily and as black as this one. I only use a tiny amount of product on the brush because this can get gloppy so quickly, but if you are careful, it looks beautiful and you get thick fluttery lashes.

Face Makeup –


ELF Tone Correcting Powder in cool

I have been loving this powder to set my foundation, it will mattify but it won’t leave your skin looking dry or flat. I won’t bore you guys because I literally just did a review, but I have been using this every day this month!

ELF $2 Blush in the shade Shy

This is the blush I’ve been reaching for all month. The formula is lovely, it is cheap, the color makes my fair skin look awake and healthy and gives a perfect flush to the cheeks. These are so easy to apply and blend and I just can’t stop wearing this blush!

Lipsticks –

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Skincare

Current Skincare Routine for Spring/Summer

Hello guys! Today I want to share with you my current skincare routine, it is a lot lighter than the super moisturizing routine I use in winter and it leaves me glowing this time of year!

*I have dry/normal skin*

1. Vapour Beauty Clarity Cleansing Oil


This is a really light cleansing oil and it gets my makeup all off. I love it because it leaves my skin feeling nourished since it leaves a light oily layer behind. It isn’t heavy though, it just feels nourishing, if you have oily skin you might not like this!

2. Terremere Tea and Aloe Hydrating Cleanser


This is so gentle and makes my face feel clean but never stripped of moisture! Also these go on sale on Hautelook for super cheap compared to the price on the Terremere website, so never pay full price for this.

Exfoliate 3x a week – Juice Beauty Exfoliating Cleanser


This is so gentle that you probably could use it everyday. It leaves your skin feeling baby soft and glowy. I like the fact that it is a physical scrub and that it never leaves your skin irritated.

3. Toner – The Body Shop Hydrating Vitamin E Toner


This is my new favorite toner, it is so gentle and works amazingly. I love the way that my skin feels when I use it, super clean and balanced without the tight feeling. It also is not super expensive so I would recommend you pick it up if you have drier skin and want a hydrating toner.

4. Serum – Juice Beauty Antioxidant Serum


This is one of my new favorites. It doesn’t feel heavy on the skin and it has a lot of good ingredients in it. It will feel sticky once you apply it but as soon as you put moisturizer on, it won’t feel sticky anymore and when you wake up your skin will look so renewed and bright.

5. Moisturizer – Acure the Wonderfluff Overnight Mask


So I’ve been using this as a night cream instead of an overnight mask, it is working out well so I’m just going to keep doing that. I just apply it like a moisturizer, and of course it takes a little while to rub in because it is supposed to be a mask. It is very light weight and a good amount of moisturizing, very nice for spring or summer where you don’t want a heavy moisturizer!

Mask 1x a week –  Sonage berry stem cell mask, Acure Pore Clarifying Red Clay Mask


This time of year I like to focus on brightening rather than super hydrating masks, so these are two I’ve been enjoying.I really love both of these and would recommend them!

Sonage Mask Review – here

Acure Pore Clarifying mask – This is wash off mask and as you wash it off it turns into a scrub kind of product, and it really brightens up the complexion!

That is it for my current skincare routine! Let me know what products aree in your skincare routine currently in the comments down below!

— Hailey

 

 

 

Skincare

New Skincare Haul!

Hello guys! Today I’m going to show you all of the new skincare I’ve gotten over the last couple weeks. My eighteenth birthday was in April and so my mom gifted me some of these products and some of them I bought myself.

Lets get into it:

Face Masks:


Acure The Magical Wonderfluff Overnight Hydrating Mask – This looks so nourishing and lovely and I cannot wait to try it, I always could use an overnight mask.

Ecotools Mini Mask Kit – This is perfect for travel, I’m definitely bringing it with me when I go on vacation this summer. It has a little carrying case, a pot to mix powder masks with water, a brush and sponge and it is so convenient.

Serums:


Juice Beauty Antioxidant serum – This I’ve used once, and it is so brightening. I woke up glowing the next day! Definitely will review this for you guys and let you know if it is something that works in the long term.

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Makeup, Skincare

Beauty Empties: March – April

Hello guys! Sorry for leaving for a few weeks, Christine did a lovely job holding down the fort!

Choosing which college to attend in the fall was such a huge decision and it sucked up all my time. I just committed to a college in California and I could not be happier, so I’m back to blogging!

Anyways, lets jump into the beauty empties:

Makeup:


Bareminerals Touch Up Veil in Translucent – This powder was really lovely and it has spf 15, but no flashback. I would repurchase this in the future!

Physicians Formula Eye Pencil in Black – This eye pencil was just okay, it didn’t stay in the waterline so I wouldn’t repurchase.

Skincare:


Vapour Beauty Clarity Cleansing Oil – I really like this, it is so lightweight and takes off your makeup really well. I already repurchased!

Acure Purifying Fruit Peel – This was amazing, it really got the top layer of dead skin off and left me glowing. I also really love this skincare brand  and I would definitely repurchase!

Pacifica Dreamy Youth Day and Night Face Cream – This was just okay, it wasn’t anything stand out and I’d recommend it if you just need something that will give you lightweight moisture for a cheap price. Continue reading “Beauty Empties: March – April”

Hair, Makeup, Skincare

March Beauty Favorites!

Hello guys! Welcome back to our blog! I can’t believe that March has gone so fast, but I’m so glad it is getting warmer and is almost summer! Let’s get into products that I have been loving all month:

Makeup:

Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick in Lovecraft – This is the old formula, and I do want to try the new one, but for the time being I have been loving this! Its the perfect deep pinky nude for fairer skin tones. I’ve been wearing this so often since it is finally spring and the weather is warming up!

Urban Decay Comfort Matte in Backtalk – This is a beautiful mauvey shade, I swear it goes with everything! I know I wasn’t crazy about the comfort matte formula in my initial review, and I found that this dried out my lips, but if you put a lip balm on before it is less of an issue.

W3ll People Expressionist Mascara – I’ve been doing a lot of 5 minute makeup looks because it has been a busy month. This is my favorite natural, defining, and reliable mascara. If I need to get ready fast without much fuss I will always reach for this!

Itcosmetics Hello Light Creme Luminizer – I know I’ve been talking about this tons lately but I just can’t stop using it! I’ve used this every single day this month, because it is so shimmery, gorgeous and looks very natural on my very fair skin. This is my everyday go to glow right now!

Skincare:

The Body Shop Vitamin E Toner – This has been so great for my skin lately. It really does hydrate your skin and keep it feeling fresh. I overall have been really loving it so if you have dry skin and are looking for a toner, I recommend you try out this one, plus it isn’t expensive!

b.liv O2 Bubbly Bright Oxygenating Mask – I actually have been reaching for this every time I need to use a mask. It’s been a pretty stressful month, so my skin has felt dirty and in need of some purifying. This really does the job to get my glow back! (This was sent to both of us for free in exchange for review)

Haircare:

2chic Ultra Moist Leave in Conditioner and Styling Elixir – If you have wavy or curly hair you need to try this, it is also from the drugstore! I absolutely love the texture, it is really light and will not weigh down your hair, but it really will define your waves or curls and keep them moisturized!

That is it for my beauty favorites! Let me know something you have been loving in the comments down below!

— Hailey

Hair, Skincare

Haul: Haircare and Bodycare

Hello guys! I know I just did a mini ulta haul for makeup and skincare, but I was out of a lot of bodycare and hair stuff as well, so I did a separate stock up on those products! These are all cruelty free, so if you were looking for cruelty free shower products here you go:

Haircare:


Giovanni 2Chic Avocado and Olive Oil Ultra Moist Shampoo – This is an amazing shampoo if you have curly hair like I do! I’ve emptied so many deluxe size samples and loved them so I bought the full size. Also this shampoo is only $8.99, so its a complete bargain!

Giovanni 2Chic Avocado and Olive Oil Ultra Moist Leave-In Conditioner and Styling Elixir – I’ve tried this from a foil sample once, and it was so nice! My current leave in conditioner cannot be considered cruelty free since I couldn’t find any info on the brand, I am happy to find one that is fully cruelty free and works well!


Aveda Rosemary Mint Shampoo and ConditionerContinue reading “Haul: Haircare and Bodycare”

Makeup, Skincare

Mini Ulta Haul!

Hello guys! Today I wanted to share with you my mini ulta haul, I have been trying to curb my makeup spending just a bit so I tried to only buy a few things that I really needed!

 Makeup:


Bareminerals Gen Nude Matte Lipcolor in Boss – I have been seeing these lip product hyped up on youtube and I’ve seen nothing but good reviews so I decided to get one to try out! This shade is a lovely nude pink that I will get a lot of wear out of!

Butter london lip crayon in Ruby Murray – This is a really bright pinky red shade that I am so excited to try out! I have one of these in a nude shade already, the formula leaves a glossy finish, so I think this will be a really pretty lipstick for summer!

Pacifica Dream big Mascara – This has a wand that you can change the length of by twisting the cap, so I had to get this to try it out and review it! I know I’ve sometimes wished I could modify the brush on a good mascara, so I can’t wait to try this.

Skincare: 


The Body Shop Vitamin E Hydrating Toner – I needed a toner but I was looking for one that would dry out my skin or irritate it, and this one seems perfect. I’ve used it a couple times and so far I love it.

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Skincare

b.liv Hydrating Bubble Mask Review

Hello guys! We are so excited to review this face mask, bubble masks have been trendy lately and so we got together and tried out the b.liv 02 Bubbly Bright Face Mask!

(these products were gifted to us, but all opinions remain our own)

Overview:

  • $39 US, 50g of product
  • Oxygen bubble/foam mask for brightening and purifying.
  • This brand is ‘pending’ on Logical Harmony for their cruelty free status.

Promise: purifying mask that combines oxygen bubble and rice powder to brighten and enliven complexion. (From b.liv’s website, not an affiliate link)

Before:

Christine said her skin looked kind of dull and Hailey said her skin was a little bit uneven with redness and dull as well.

What it looks like on:

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Skincare

Vivo Per Lei Jelly Scrub Review!

Hello guys! Welcome back to another skincare review! In my winter skincare routine  I mentioned this jelly facial peel and a couple of you wanted a review on it, here you go:
Overview:

  • Cruelty free
  • Price: $11-20 from various retailers
  • 1.7 Fl. Oz of product


Promise:

  • MIRACULOUS FACIAL CLEANSING – This lush face exfoliating peel allows you to enjoy a squeaky clean look on your budget.
  • GETS RID OF BLACKHEADS – This daily peel off gel allows you to scrub your way to smoother, fresher and younger looking skin.
  • DIRT AND DEAD SKIN REMOVER – Use the Vivo Per Lei Face Peeling exfoliant to give skin a more youthful and luminous look.
  • NO HARSH IRRITANTS – This face and body peeling treatment for men and women can be used on oily, dry, sensitive or mature skin.
  • GENTLE FACE EXOLIATOR – Exfoliate your face without hurting or irritating skin. All the benefits of glycolic acid peels and chemical peels, none of the pain! (from their website) 

So that is a huge list of promises! It feels like you’ve chopped up a bunch of jello and put it in a jar, it’s so weird! It has little granules that do a really nice job exfoliating my face, and I have noticed that my skin feels so clean and bright when I use this. Continue reading “Vivo Per Lei Jelly Scrub Review!”

Skincare

Sonage Berry Stem Cell Face Mask Review

Hello guys! Today I am going to do a skincare review. I know we don’t talk about skincare a lot on our blog, but we are going to start doing more reviews because both Christine and I do face masks at least once a week!

Today I’m going to review the Sonage Patagonia Berry Stem Cell Face Mask!


Overview:

  • Natural and cruelty free brand!
  • Supposed to work best on dry skin
  • Price: $48 (which is pretty expensive!)

Promise: Antioxidant-rich intensely hydrating face mask helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Cream-textured stem cell technology leaves skin polished and visibly brighter. (from their website)

The packaging is really sturdy, it’s a glass jar with a nice lid, you could probably take this traveling and be fine, it wouldn’t break. The scent is definitely present, if you are super sensitive to fragrance, then I would recommend you smell it in store and see if it will bother you, it smells sort of like berry medicine. Personally, it didn’t bother me much at all.


It comes out purple, it isn’t a completely smooth texture, it has some small granules which work as a scrub when you take it off and it will leave your face very soft and polished. I did find that my skin looked very radiant for a day or so after, but as far as hydrating, I couldn’t see much of a difference. I would still use this for a light exfoliation and to make my skin brighter, it did my skin look lovely, just not as hydrated as I had expected. I think if you wanted anything super hydrating, and that is the sole reason you would purchase this, there are better options, my favorite is the Dr. Hauschka Hydrating mask! I don’t know what it did for wrinkle reduction because I’m seventeen and don’t have any yet!

Swatch:


Its this super pretty purple color when it comes out of the jar and it dries this shade as well.

Pros:

  • Light exfoliation
  • will leave your skin bright
  • feels nice on the face
  • good packaging, good brand ethics, etc.
  • All natural (which is a huge bonus)

Cons:

  • It is quite expensive
  • Not as hydrating as I was expecting
  • Kind of a strange scent

Overall I would say, if you are willing to spend some money on a nice mask and you want  radiance out of this mask, it is a good choice. If you are looking for something that is super hydrating and brightening, I think you could find a better option on the market!

— Hailey