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Beauty

The transforming moisturizer!

Pregnancy hasn’t been all that bad, I mean, yes I felt sick and weak for the most part, but I am starting to see the light. Pregnancy has given me amazing hair, nails and skin and I am totes enjoying while I can, because I know it might go downhill after birth. My skin is pretty much very clear since I got pregnant, I do get the occasional hormonal breakout, but it’s not bad at all. The only thing I have noticed is that I am very very dry, even more so than I was pre-pregnancy. My skin is sensitive and dehydrated and it is super easy for me to react to environmental changes and products I use. I suffer from eczema and contact dermatitis, so it is very necessary for me to keep my skin hydrate at all costs. I know that with pregnancy, there are many products that you cannot use due to ingredients, but I have had this particular cream with me for a good while and I absolutely love using for days when my skin is super parched…which has been for a couple of weeks now. Vomiting doesn’t help either! For the first trimester, I found it super hard for me to even digest water, drink it, smell it and all the jazz. I forced myself to drink water by adding lemon slices to it, but I still didn’t consume enough of it. Right now, I am very thirsty, so I am capable of downing 2 liters, no problem; which I am completely happy about it, because it helps with dehydration.

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I haven’t been worried so much about my skin; I am just trying to keep the eczema at bay, because it’s painful as hell. I get it around my eyes and lips mostly, but it can be around my nose and the rest of my body if I am not careful. I have done multiple allergy tests and just turns out I have contact dermatitis and can easily have eczema and the worst part is that cortisone cream doesn’t work all that well with me. Total suckage!

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So to come back to original part of this post, my face has been extremely dry especially around the lips and nose and this cream saves me every time! I bought the Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream last May to prep my skin for the wedding. I have always had dry skin and tried a couple of different creams, but nothing really kept me happy…it was either too thick it broke me out, or too blah and did nothing for me. I had read a lot about the magic cream before buying it, because this damn this is freaking expensive! It literally is a pay check on its own. It cost me about 200$ to get the 50ml size. Damn import charges. I hate those, because they kill! But honestly, from my experience, it was worth every penny spent. Will I repurchase, probably!

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The cream itself is like a facial on its own. The consistency is thick and rich, but not greasy. It feels luxurious on the skin and sinks in right away. It doesn’t leave any oily film or weird layer on the skin; it literally just disappears into the skin the minute you put it on. The skin is instantly subtle and I know it sounds way out there, but it’s true! I have felt a difference whenever I use this. PS: I also love to take it down to my neck. Sometimes, I stop using it and my skin screams for it, then when I go back, my skin is happy again. I mostly use it at night because I want to keep it as long as I can and so when I wake up in the morning, I see brighter, healthier, happier skin. I might even add glowy! It truly is a magic cream, for me anyway. It smells a little bit rosy, which is delightful; it’s light and not overbearing whatsoever because the minute you apply the product, the smell dissipates.

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For those who are looking for instant, luxurious, amazing hydration…look no further, this is literally magic!

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Beauty Skin

The Foreo experience

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I’m not one to spend so much money on little gadgets and beauty tools…but my skin had a little bit of unwanted texture over the end of the summer and carried on like this till October. It was gross to the touch; almost felt like a sidewalk or something. I used to wash my face with the Olay Pro-X Microdermabrasion Plus Advanced Cleansing System for the longest time and I was quite satisfied with it. However, when I felt like my skin got drier and more sensitive, I knew that the bristles were irritation and stripping my skin for its natural oils. I stopped it for a while but I couldn’t get rid of the dead skin. I had seen and heard about the Luna device but never wanted to invest it because of the steep price (299$). I heard so many people rave about it and swear by it in their daily skincare routines. When I got notification of a 20% discount at the Sephora VIB Rouge sale, I though this is the chance to risk it and try it out. It’s now or never!

I wanted to try the product for a little while before I shared my opinion and thoughts with you guys. I have been using it for a little over 3 months now and it is safe to say that this little baby changed my life. Literally! It helped improve my skin texture, remove dirt gently, exfoliate lightly and improve circulation. I can honeslty attest that the Foreo Luna 2 changed the way I clean my skin! It’s super safe to use on sensitive, eczema-prone skin. ANDDD I use it morning and night! So far, my skin loves it.

 

A The Luna is made with a thick silicone material, which makes it easy to clean, easy to use and makes it gentle on the skin. It’s waterproof! So it’s totes safe to use freely under water…which I don’t usually do, but this is a good option to have. The device comes with 2 sides, the one with the little bristles and the one with the big waves. One side for cleaning and one side for massaging your products into your skin. I do not ever use that side, but that’s an option for those who want to get the full experience. This device pulsates and allows you to clean your skin everywhere on a timed frame…which means that you do not over-clean and strip your skin or hurt it.

Now, this device claims to help improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and it helps obtain radiant, firm, youthful-looking skin. Now, I don’t know about the wrinkles and fine line, but I do know that I have radiant, healthier looking skin. What I like about it is the shape, I feel like its shape is perfect enough for you to get those little narrow ridges clean. Like around your nose or under your lips. It honestly feel like you’re getting a baby massage every time you clean your face. It gives you the right amount of clean with the right amount of fresh and plump. I feel like products skin better and absorb better with the help of this device.

I am super surprised that I would like this so much, but I really do! Plus I do not have to change batteries or charge it. I have been on the same charge for the past 3 months. This is always a plus for me!

If you’re looking into investing in the Luna device, I recommend it! Annnnd on top of it, there’s a little offer right now on the Sephora website, where you can get the Luna in a package with products for 199$. They have the sensitive skin one and the combination skin one.

It’s truly a good investment, especially that it gives you results. It’s totes a keeper!

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Su:m 37 Secret Essence.

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I talked about Korean skincare in a previous post and how I also jumped on the k-beauty bandwagon to see what the hype was all about. So along with my other purchases, this was one I really looked forward to trying out because of how much hype it was getting.
It was compared to the SK-II facial treatment essence and I figured I could give it a go.
What is a treatment essence you say? Well, as an outsider looking in, I get overwhelmed because there are like a million steps in the k-beauty regimen. From eye serum, to lip serum, water essence, to leave in mask..and the list goes on. Asians are trained from a young age to take care of themselves and their skin in general as a preventative measure and I find that so inspiring and fascinating. That’s why most of the Asians I meet having amazing skin! To die for!
So, a treatment essence is the second moisturizing step in an Asian style routine after toning. They’re basically there to help your skin absorb moisture more to hydrate and plump it. When I first received the bottle, I was so impressed with the packaging, because I am a nerd like that! It feels luxurious in the hand. Unlike the SK-II essence, this one is a little more affordable and it is perfect to try it out as a “starter” to luxury brands.

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This Su:m37 essence is filled with yeasts, beneficial bacteria and a larger number of beneficial plant ferments and extracts (it has over 80 fermented plants and vegetables extracts). The smell is wonderful, it smells so soothing and pleasant. It smells floraly and earthy. I quite enjoy it, but can see how others may not. This is a watery toner/essence. The texture is very much that of water, but a smudge more viscous. It’s also clear, and slightly yellow in appearance. It feels the skin super moisturized and happy. I like to use it at night right before my serums. I pat it in and leave it to dry completely and skin in before I go to my next step and sometimes, I find that this is enough for me and I go to bed.
I have been using this since the beginning of the November and I can see a difference in my skin. It feels more hydrated and more glowing in the morning. I use this in conjunction with my Youth to the People moisture cream. I still have loads of product left, because a little goes a long way. It costs 75.50$ USD for 100ml. So will I repurchase this? I would. But not anytime soon, because I have a few more products I am curious about to try out.
Till next time x
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Beauty Skin

Youth to the people <3

As y’all know by now..it’s winter out there :p DAH! And it’s that dreaded time again of dry dry parched skin. Hello fish scaley skin…goodbye beautiful glow. Wah wah! But wait, you don’t need to suffer if you find the perfect moisturizer to salvage your skin from its unruly behavior. I was searching for weeks for that perfect remedy to soothe my painfully dry skin…until I stumbled onto this little baby on the Sephora website. I read loads of reviews before I took the plunge. I mean, I did not want to invest into something not knowing if it would give me results.

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Well, The Youth To The People Kale + Spinach Green Tea Hyaluronic Acid Age Prevention Moisture Cream is the BOMBBBB. That’s a mouthful!  It seriously made a huge difference on the texture I had on my skin. The reason why I was ready to invest in this is purely for the story behind the brand! Youth to the People is a family owned company that formulates, makes, and packages its products in California. The veggies extracts are cold pressed and sourced in the US. What really really sold me on this is the fact that their products are free of added color and fragrance, they’re 100 percent vegan and they never test on animals. Yay!!! The cousin duo has got it all down. Oh oh!! And their packing is made from recycled materials! Bonus and bonus!

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This is a multifunction, lightweight face cream loaded with superfoods—kale, spinach, and green tea—and hyaluronic acid to moisturize skin. This is the answer and the solution to dryness, to fine lines and wrinkles and to replenish loss of firmness and elasticity.

This 2.0 oz pot runs for 48$ CAD but it is totes worth it. It is packed with green leafy superfoods which help restore, rejuvenate, and condition the skin. What I love about this is that it’s lightwieght. It feels like a bit like a gel; its whipped texture is quick absorbing. All the potent nutrients inside this little pot deliver antioxidants and phytonutrients to protect against free radicals, environmental stresses, and redness. The hyaluronic acid hydrates and locks in your skin’s natural moisture. The refreshing, subtle scent is naturally derived from the extracts. It’s not heavy…so all you sensitive nosed people out there, don’t you worry, this smell fascinating.