So recently I thought I’d treat myself hahahahahahha and bought the @drunkelephant Agent Ellie kit! (My bank account hates me now, no joke)
Anyway, I love B-hydra so I’m exited to have a mini-ish full-size of it! And another Marula oil can never hurt!
Plus now I get to try Shaba Complex which I’m super excited about, I’ve been wanting to try it for ages!
And now I have a full-size C-Firma! I wasn’t very good at using my mini C-Firma regularly because it’s a mini size and I’m like I caaaaaant finish it! Hahaha. But I’m going to be much more committed to using a vit c regularly now. 🧖🏼♀️
I have the Inspector Drunk kit coming for Christmas (I got my mum to buy it for me hahah) and right now I have no TLC Framboos in my life 😱 because I finished my mini! And I don’t know what to do! I love it and need it, Christmas is still a while away, but I don’t want to buy a full size and I don’t want to buy the nightbright set because I don’t need another Marula Oil! Struggles! 😱 what should I do?! Hahah 🧖🏼♀️
Also, to finish my very long caption. I bought this kit from @meccamaxima@meccacosmetica and I thought it was a bit of a ripoff, but I had been wanting it since I saw it come out in the US so I purchased it. Compared to the prices in the US and on Cult Beauty etc, I felt that Aussie and NZ customers were paying much more for the kits than other international customers. Mecca finally replied to an email I sent them about it (after trying to get hold of them numerous other ways) and explained it’s all to do with exchange rates and how they review prices after 3-6 months. I wasn’t really sold on the explanation. If you want to see the full reply I can dm it to you. Anyway rant over. Not too impressed with Mecca and their price promise!
Happy Monday❤ wishing you all a productive, stress free week🙈 lol😂 Here's some things a slathered on my face tonight | #DrunkElephant C-Tango and Protini | #Klairs Supple Preparation Facial Toner | #HerbivoreBotanicals Lapis Facial Oil | #Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask | Btw the did you guys make any last minute purchases at Sephora? I did (of course🤦♀️) but I re-stocked on a lot of my must haves😊 Let me know what kind of goodies you guys got😍
Some of my blue favorites ❄️
This color puts me in the winter mood.
I recently discovered this @firstaidbeauty retinol cream, and it’s been a GAME CHANGER!! If always heard scary things about retinol, but this one gave me absolutely no side effects!!!! It definitely works @ clearing up my skin ;-) I’m so satisfied with this product y’all.
It's a new week and time for another Monday night routine 🌠 My skin has healed faster than usual and I think it's because of the serious effort I've made to be more strict about what ingredients I want in my products combined with finally getting my diet back on track. It's always nice to see the work that you put into something pay off and I feel like I've made several informed and positive changes in my life lately.
• first cleanse with Caudalie cleansing oil (not pictured)
• Doctor Rogers Restore face wash as second cleanse
• DE B-hydra serum
• DE C-tango eye cream
I'm so glad I tried this instead of giving it away like I originally planned on doing. It makes my eyes look so bright and rested, even when I'm not. I can't speak on any anti-aging effects since I don't have any fine lines, but I think my chronic dark circles are looking better than usual.
• moisturize with Bioderma sensibio light cream
• a pump of DE lala retro and a couple of drops of marula oil mixed as the final step
Have a great night, guys!
FACE MASKS: As some of you may know it was my birthday this past weekend 🎂 I was throwing a party and wanted my skin to look as good as it could (despite it being that time of the month 😒) so I planned out a schedule of face masks the week leading up to the big day! 🎉 The routine ended up working so well that I didn’t even bother wearing any makeup on my birthday #nofilter, as seen in the first photo. That being said, USING A FACE MASK DOES NOT SUBSTITUTE A REGULAR SKINCARE ROUTINE (kinda like vitamins, they’re good for you to take regularly but you still gotta eat real food)!!
5 nights before the big day I used the @glamglow Supermud Clearing Treatment. This is my most used mask, it’s a charcoal mud mask with different acids that help to clean out your pores and clear up your complexion. I love how you can literally see it working in your pores!
4 nights before the big day I used the @drunkelephant TLC Sukari Babyfacial. This mask is STRONG! It’s a 25% AHA 2% BHA blend so basically that means it’s full of strong acids that are going to slough off all the dull and dead skin on your face through chemical exfoliation. It stings a little (it’s supposed to), but leaves your skin as smooth as a baby!
3 nights before the big day I used the @olehenriksen Cold Plunge Pore Mask. I didn’t originally plan to use this but my skin was seeming more oily and the pores on my nose looked more clogged than I had expected, and this cold clay mask was just what I needed! It has similar effects as the glamglow mask but in my opinion the Cold Plunge mask is better at controlling oil (while the glamglow mask is better at clearing pores), but make sure you take it off with cool water or it won’t work as well!
2 nights before the big day I used the @saturday_skin Quench Intense Hydration Mask. This is an EXTREMELY hydrating sheet mask with hyaluronic acid, peptides, watermelon, and aloe. It’s going to leave your skin hydrated (obvi), plump, and bright. Even better, there’s always so much serum left over in the packaging, you can use it a moisturizer for DAYS after you use the mask!
The night before the party I didn’t use a mask which I’ll explain in the comments... #awinskin
I’m not usually one to double post in the same day but since we’re just starting out I figured I’d give you one more…
PRODUCT: @DrunkElephant C-Tango
STATUS: Like it but don’t love it 🥉
PRICE: $78 CAD
SIZE: 15 mL
Obviously, this one needs no introduction. I picked up C-Tango at Sephora when I noticed some dark circles and fine lines appearing around my eyes. So I jumped on the Drunk Elephant band wagon and gave this one a go. I did like the consistency and application of the cream. I also liked that the formula was clean(ish).
Did it moisturize the area around my eyes? Yes. Did it brighten the area around my eyes? A little.
Why doesn’t it get Holy Grail status? A few reasons…
I didn’t see the results I was hoping for (especially given the price point). It did work to somewhat brighten my eye area but it did nothing for the fine lines. After a few weeks of use, I actually developed some redness and irritation around my eye area - almost like a chemical burn. I had to discontinue use for a week or so and then resume application every other day.
Would I buy it again? Probably not. My experience didn’t justify the price point.
T.L.C Sukari Babyfacial Review
🌸Created with 25% AHA (alpha hydroxy acid) and 2% BHA (beta hydroxy acid). This at home once a week exfoliating peel will help eliminate the build up of dead skin cells by helping peel away the surface level of your skin. Which will allow new more evenly pigmented cells to generate to reveal greater clarity, improved skin texture and tone. Created with🌸 chickpeaflour which helps balance and brightens skins appearance 🌸pumpkin ferment extract which helps to gently exfoliate 🌸matcha (green tea leaf), milk thistle and apple extracts which help condition and smooth your skin. 🌸 Immediately after using this mask I did notice my skin was soft...however I did not notice a huge difference until after a couple of uses and over a longer period of time. Sukari is kind of like the unsung hero in my opinion. After about a month I have noticed my skin is less congested.. and a clearer, brighter complexion. The biggest impact I've noticed is the little bumps I would get on my forehead... which are almost one hundred percent clear. It is recommended to use once a week for twenty minutes however if you have sensitive skin I would suggest starting slow and building up. There is a tingling sensation that can be a little uncomfortable almost immediately after applying it but it does dissipate rather quickly. I personally have noticed a change in my skin since using this mask and will continue to keep this as apart of my weekly skincare regimen. I believe helping to clear your skin of dead skin cell buildup is a huge part of keeping your skin clear, glowing and beautiful! As usual let me know if you have any questions I can help with 🐘🐘❤❤🐘🐘❤❤
These are a few of my favourite thingsssss✨ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ From left to right👉🏻 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ • @frank_bod lip balm
• @frank_bod lip scrub
• @drunkelephant Sukari Babyfacial
• @gotoskincare Face Hero
• @gotoskincare Zincredible ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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In honor of mini Monday I’m posting these @tonymoly.us_official Mini House of Masks I won in their giveaway. Each little box contains 5 sheet masks, one set is Collagen and the other is Vitamin C. I’m super excited to try these if I can ever bring myself to open the adorable packaging! Tony Moly is actually my favorite brand for sheet masks so I don’t doubt these are awesome. 😂 Congrats to the other winner, @progressglow if you haven’t checked out her page it’s superb 💛
As summer is fast approaching sun protection is becoming all the more important! I recently read an article about supplements that provide extra sun protection (aka @sunsaferx ) and I was so intrigued! I am very very pale, so anything that can help me avoid sun damage is A Okay in my books ✨ Obviously you still have to wear sunscreen all the time (@gotoskincare is my favourite atm) , but this supplement just adds an extra layer of protection and provides heaps of antioxidants that help your entire body fight signs of ageing! 😍 I’ve personally noticed my skin is a lot more luminous since I started using it (obviously consult with your doctor before taking any new supplements) 🙌🏻
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#newblogpost - Just posted a video and blog review of Drunk Elephant skincare products I’ve been using over the past 9 months. Some products I loved (and repurchased), others not so much! I definitely had the extremes of super amazing results, and some bad reactions.
If you’ve used @drunkelephant products, I’m curious to know how their products worked out for you? I’d love to know what’s your favorite product is, and the results you got?
Click the link in my profile to check out my Drunk Elephant Review→ @theclearskinessentials
Where are my skin care junkies at?! 💆🏻♀️💅🏼 Link is in my bio for my channel!Ellery sure is funny in this video 😂 #momlife
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JAM BABIES😭❤️❤️❤️ I love it so much. This is so cute and I love our J-mama❤️ Be sure to check out Jessica’s most recent video about holiday gift sets which are amazing. I love her energy and happiness in this video and it definitely made me smile☺️ I’ll also be adding some of the gift sets to my wishlist👍🏻
Is there anything better than #maskmonday? I don’t know about you, but masking after a long day at work on Monday helps me feel energized and ready for the rest of the week. Besides, with the holidays coming up, I know I’m going to be slacking on my skincare routine! I really want to get my hands on these @bathandbodyworks masks, because I’ve never had a bad product from them and I bet they smell yummy! What are you looking to incorporate into your #maskmonday routine? ✨-Lisa
Just a university student who spent ALL her money because apparently this mask is SO amazing. I was like this mask better write all my midterms, cure my mental instability, and meal prep for me. Not to mention, this mask is not sold in Canada so I had to finesse it from the US. This mask DID make my skin baby soft but I caution you please don’t leave this on longer than 20 min cause the first time I put this on I jumped on the couch and watched like 10 episodes of Jeopardy and when I took it off my skin was all red and I honestly thought I gave myself a chemical burn (I was okay tho don’t worry). I shall continue to use this like once a week and give updates 😜😘
🌸 #skinemmies2018 🌸
🌺Day 17 - Eyes , For someone who never really “got “ eye products, I’ve turned into an eye monster. Eye serum, eye cream one for day one for night 🙌 So with my limited yet cynical experience with said eye products these two are brilliant. @drunkelephant C-Tango the level of hydration this has given me is immense my concealer no longer creases and my under eyes feel and look more plump and bright, a definite repurchase. Of an evening it’s straight to @drdennisgross Ferulic & Retinol Eye Serum occasionally I’ll top with the matching eye cream and as far as results my eyes again feel hydrated and look fresh upon waking the area does look firmer and more lifted . Would repurchase with the matching eye cream ( you don’t need both I just find the cream aids in hydration) and I’m not scared of being extra 🥰.
🌸Day 18 - Lips @odacite Aventurine Kiss Lip Serum this stuff is sooo good!!! I tend to accidentally acid tone my lips a lot and also having just come out of winter the heating destroyed them . This beautiful little bottle has done wonders and I will purchase again. My lips look and feel hydrated and full 🤗🤗
🌺Day 19 - Retailer I like to shop , that may come as a surprise 🤔
My favourite local retailers are @organic_beauty_co , @theapothecarystore@meccacosmetica@eveorganics and @iamnaturalstore
As for International @cultbeauty and @netaporter are brilliant.
Between all of these I can fulfill every skin, makeup, hair and fashion wish with great customer service and fast shipping, because whilst I’m patient with myself I don’t afford the postman the same courtesy 🙈😂😘😘.
The sun finally came out today in Clemson, SC and I couldn’t be happier! ✨
Today was almost as gorgeous as the @drunkelephant Agent Ellie Kit 🧡
Just look at this beautiful packaging! I’m #drunkinlove🐘
Every morning I’ve been using C Firma mixed with Protini and my skin is loving it
I’ve never used a Vitamin C serum before DE, and now I see what I’ve been missing 🤩
Before DE my skin has always been dehydrated, oily, and sensitive- which I thought was something I just had to deal with
BUT since using these products, my skin has become more balanced
I also have to give credit to Peekee and Juju, which have allowed me to totally remove sulfates from my skincare routine! (Goodbye oil slick!)
As you guys can tell, I’m over the moon about my new additions and I’m super excited to see the progress my skin makes 😊
🐘NEW VIDEO+GIVEAWAY🐘 Reviewing #DrunkElephant on my channel! You can also tag 2 of your friends here and comment which brand I should review next🤗 I’ll randomly select 2 winners to receive a package of DE goodies🙌🏼❄️ (winners announced on this post + stories on December 1st)