fluff--yeah said:

Hey! So I recently got a job, which means I will have money to spend on myself. In preparation, I'd like to know what Lush has that smells like cinnamon, lemons, or strawberries. They're my favorite scents and I want to treat myself.

Congrats on getting a job!!

Some products you may like are:

  • Bohemian Soap
  • Sandstone Soap
  • Lemony Flutter Cuticle Butter
  • Granny Takes a Dip Bath Bomb
  • Lord of Misrule Bath Bomb (Seasonal)
  • Avobath Bath Bomb
  • You’ve Been Mangoed Bath Melt
  • Strawberry Feels Forever Massage Bar
  • Each Peach Massage Bar
  • Wiccy Magic Muscles Massage Bar
  • D’Fluff Strawberry Shaving Soap
  • New Shampoo Bar
  • I Love Juicy Shampoo

Have fun treating yourself and stay beautiful!

houtecauture said:

Do you know of any face masks that are clear and the peel off type? Or any products that will give the same plastic skin effect? Thanks :)

Yep — I like to use the following:

There you are! Plenty of affordable options for ya that are really fun and useful. 

6 Beauty Products That Helped Me Survive Summer

This summer has been amazing in a lot of ways, except for my beauty regimen. Long nights out, muggy NYC heat, and living out of suitcases and garbage bags for an extended period of time has forced me to cut down on my usual “2 pairs of lashes and a full face of makeup every day” shtick and go back to basics. Although I love going all out with my makeup looks, having a summer consisting mostly of nothing but some concealer and mascara has actually been pretty refreshing. So without further ado, here’s a short list of some products I actually have relied on these past few crazy unpredictable months.

Make Up For Ever Full Cover Concealer – This stuff means business. It is by far the most waterproof concealer I’ve ever used, which is great for sweat and humidity and what not. It doesn’t even need powdering after you apply it either, which is really convenient. The only thing I suggest is to test out the colors in person before buying, because I find it does oxidize during the day.

Maybelline Full n’ Soft Mascara – My favorite for years and still going strong. Doesn’t smudge, doesn’t make your lashes feel crunchy, overall just a nice no-frills mascara for everyday.

eBay Moon Nail Glitter – My go-to “I wanna look like I tried but not actually try” trick is to just put a couple of these under my eyes with some lash glue. There’s enough colors to match any outfit and you’ll feel like the creepy little princess from The NeverEnding Story all night, which is never a bad thing.

BH Cosmetics “Take Me To Brazil Palette” – This thing is insanely cheap, really pigmented, has a great selection of colors, and one of the greens perfectly matches my hair/eyebrows. I just take this with me everywhere and can do any look I need with it. Perfection.

Bioderma Photoderm MAX Fluid SPF 100 Sunscreen -  I will preach of this sunscreen every summer until everyone on Earth is converted. I’m a delicate lily white flower, so SPF 100 is what makes me feel safe walking outside (what does “overkill” mean?), but they have lesser SPFs for, you know, normal people. It’s very light, it doesn’t sting when I use it on my very sensitive skin like most sunscreens, and the bottle is nice and small for easy transportation.

FALL FORWARD: SEASONAL SKINCARE SOLVES

Discover how to boost your beauty regimen for a fall of flawlessness.

“Fall is a time when you really need to pay attention to your skin’s needs,” says senior brand strategist Jamie Anderson. “Given the weather can be so erratic—cool one day, hot the next—it’s really a ‘shoulder’ season that requires you to have flexibility in your routine. That’s why it’s the perfect time of year to incorporate ‘booster’ products, like beauty oils, essences and masks, so that day to day you can adjust as necessary.” Read on to learn how to customize your daily skincare set to suit the season. RENEE TRILIVAS

Why should you change your skincare routine in the fall?
If you’re facing cooling temperatures with the change of season, the combination of cooler weather with dry, indoor heat can compromise your skin’s protective outer layer. Your skin can be more vulnerable and dehydrated, fine lines and wrinkles may appear more prominent, you might notice an appeared loss of plumpness and firmness, and oftentimes redness can be an issue.

How can you help your skin deal with these seasonal changes?
If you’ve been using a foaming, gel, or soapy cleanser, try adding a drop of moisturizing beauty oil each time you wash your face. This is also a great time of year to add a skin-softening essence to your routine. Applying it directly after cleansing, and prior to your moisturizer, will boost hydration and give skin a cushiony softness. You could also try a hydrating mask. Used several times a week, you’ll give your skin some extra needed moisture without the need to completely change out all your skincare products from summer.

What sort of state is skin usually in after a summer of sun, sweat, saltwater, and more?
Given the amount of time we spend outdoors and in the sun, dark spots and uneven skintone are very common. Fall can be a great time of year to add a peel into your routine, or even a dark spot corrector, as these can both help reduce the appearance of any sun damage picked up over the summer. Note: use of these types of products can make your skin photosensitive—but come autumn, you’ll likely be spending significantly less time catching rays at the pool, which makes it a perfect time to try a brightener. Even as the weather takes a turn for the cold, be sure you avoid the last of the sunny days post-peel, and as always, make sure to wear an SPF formula.

Any tips for selecting a sunscreen that’s best for the fall season?
People believe that as long as they are not exposed to the sun long enough to risk a sunburn, they don’t need sunscreen. But incidental sun exposure definitely adds up! Select one that’s a moisturizer plus sunscreen, as this is a great way to add some additional hydration to the skin while staying protected. I like to think of sunscreen and foundation as the ‘dynamic duo.’ And don’t forget your lips: Select a balm that includes SPF.

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Want Better Skin Fast? Here’s Why The HydraFacial Is Worth Splurging On

Summer is winding down, and as sad as I am about that, I’m sure that my skin and hair are rejoicing. As a true Long Island beach bum, I’ve spent every minute of my spare time lounging by the water, soaking up the sun, and swimming in the ocean. It’s been wonderful for my soul, but for my skin? Not so much. That’s why I’ve been desperately searching for something, anything, to get better skin…

Want the secret to a prefect make-up base?

Want great looking makeup?

Everyone wants to know what the Simple® secret to great make-up is…..well, it all starts with beautifully clean, smooth skin. Prepare your skin by cleansing as usual, and then use a gentle exfoliator such as Simple® Kind to Skin Smoothing Facial Scrub. It contains rice granules that gently do the job without being abrasive. Gently massage the product in circular movements onto your damp face – there’s no need to scrub too hard, it’s just about giving your skin a hand to remove those dead skin cells. Rinse away with lots of lukewarm water and pat your face dry with a soft, clean towel.

 

After exfoliating, your skin can looks smoother and more even. Now massage in a light moisturiser to hydrate your skin, which helps your top layer of skin guard against things like the weather and pollution, and keeps skin sensitivity (think dryness and blemishes) at bay.

 

Now you’re ready for your make-up base. Your foundation or tinted moisturiser should go on smoothly to give you that flawless finish. For a summer glow, you could mix an illuminator skin like Simple® Kind to Skin Illuminating Radiance Cream with your foundation, and voila! – The perfect base.

Recommended by simple®
  • Kind to Skin Smoothing Facial Scrub 
    Gentle on skin yet tough enough to remove dirt, oil and dead skin cells, smoothing your skin for that perfect makeup base.

  • Kind to Skin+ Illuminating Radiance Cream 
    Perfect for achieving that perfect makeup base contains SPF for protection against UV rays!

  • Kind to Skin Cleansing Facial Wipes 
    So on-the-go friendly! Tough on makeup and waterproof mascara leaving your skin instantly refreshed. Great for camping, festivals or when you just really can’t be bothered.

Ladies and Gents, I present to you the Memebox Superbox #34 Dermocosmetics 2! You should already know what Memebox is by now because it’s amazing, but incase you don’t it’s basically a subscription box that provides you with the best of Korean Beauty Products. The best thing about it though is that you don’t have to pay for it monthly like other subscription boxes. Also they include full size products most of the time. For more info, click here to check out their website!

Memebox has recently launched a new program to accommodate US shoppers with faster shipping! Before their standard shipping was 10-20 days, but if you buy any of their “USA Exclusives” you can get it in as little as 3-5 days! Click here to shop their USA Exclusives.

This box is meant to pamper, restore and rejuvenate skin. It contains everything you need to illuminate, and repair damaged skin. And it’s a Superbox so it contains all full size products!

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The first product is Kang Skin Rejuvenating Cream. Very classy packaging, put this on your makeup desk and you’ll be the envy of all your friends because the retail price is $72! This box only costs $39 so you’re already way ahead of the game after only the first product! The smell is very light so if you’re someone who is sensetive to smells it’s really good. Beware though! One of the main ingredients is SNAIL MUCUS EXTRACTS. Sounds so gross, but it’s actually a semi-common ingredient in skin care cosmetics. It produces collagen and is anti-aging.

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The second product is Kang Skin Aqua Essence. Another expensive item, $72! I’m honestly in shock that Memebox includes such expensive items. This is essentially a moisturizer. It has a gel like texture, and it’s supposed to soothe dry skin, and deliver nutrition to your skin.

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The next product is Cotterang Bubble Peeling Pad. It’s an exfoliating pad meant to give you the effect of getting a skin peel at the dermatologist. It left my skin feeling very tight and dry so definitely use a moisturizing product afterewards like the directions say, I used the Kang Skin Aqua Essence. When I was done, I actually rinsed out and dried the pad figuring I can use it again with other skin care products.

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The fourth product is Cotterang Acne Killer Kit. It’s a 7 day bio peeling product which helps to remove acne and excess dead skin.

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The last product is Rebom Calming Skin Spray. It’s meant to soothe dry sensitive skin, and maintain skins softness. I love products that come in spray bottles…no water, no rubbing it in, just mist and let it dry and you’re good to go!

The Memebox Superbox #34 DermoCosmetics 2 Box is $39. It’s a VERY good deal! If you were to buy all these products individually you’d be paying $200! Click here to buy it now! 

Use the coupon code XAMYIE to get $5 off your order ‘til the end of August. And don’t forget…if you buy a box, write/film a review and I’ll feature it on my blog. :)

Good morning clean skin!

Wakey wakey it’s time to glow. Start with fresh cleansed skin

For clean and healthy looking skin, it’s important to cleanse your face – as you know! Cleansing thoroughly before you go to bed means you remove all the dirt and grime of the day leaving your skin clear and fresh.  But did you know that it’s also good to cleanse in the morning? We sweat overnight, and our skin produces oil, so it makes sense to cleanse away any impurities when you wake to keep pores clear and blemish-free.

A gentle face wash like Simple® Moisturising Face Wash cleanses deeply while being kind to skin.  If you’ve got a minute to spare, our skincare expert Caroline Frazer suggests massaging in your cleanser with upward circular movements. “This mini-massage will help boost circulation and bring oxygen to the surface of the skin, making it look nourished and healthy.”

For the days that you’re in a rush, or you’ve (ahem) hit the snooze button a few too many times, reach for a cleansing wipe like Simple® Kind to Skin Cleansing Facial Wipes. Gently sweep over your face to leave your skin instantly refreshed.

With these easy to use products you can look forward to round-the-clock clean, clear skin- plus your skincare products can work better too. Dirt and impurities on your skin can prevent products like moisturisers from absorbing as well as they can, so the better you cleanse, the better your products will work!

Recommended by simple®
  • Kind to Skin Moisturising Facial Wash 
    Gently cleanses and nourishes your skin without leaving your skin feeling dry and tight. Perfect for daily use.

  • Kind to Skin Refreshing Facial Wash Gel 
    A great facial wash to use in the morning that leaves your skin thoroughly cleansed and refreshed ready for the day ahead.

  • Kind to Skin Cleansing Facial Wipes 
    Gentle yet tough on makeup, waterproof mascara and daily impurities leaving your skin feeling instantly refreshed.

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