1. cosrx pimple pads i get so lazy these were my go to toner and they work very well. i love how they smell also
2. rose face mask by fresh: if u have oily skin u need this mask it makes ur skin so soft and nicely hydrated without it being sticky/greasy which i find a lot of hydrating masks to do…. brightens as well this is probably my #1 fav mask of all time
3. wakame hydrogel mask: i love hydrogel sheet masks and this one in particular cools my skin so much like. i can feel it debloating. i love it its exclusive on sephora.com
4. tarte maracuja oil: i love mixing this in w my moisturizer or applying it by itself (on my drier days) it improved the texture in my skin a lot and i feel like it helps scarring
5. origins zero oil moisturizer: my go to day moisturizer, i have super oily skin and this works rly well bc its oil free
6. belief true cream moisturizer: my night moisturizer, works well overnight and its a lot heavier than the origins one which i can handle at night. good for sensitive skin and my drier days
i tag. anyone who wanna do it but esp @wreckurs u better make ur vid soon
If I over exfoliate my skin gets red and starts to dry out.
Notes & Common Questions
1. Do you do this EVERY DAY?
In short, yes. While I used to just do a basic cleanse, tone, and moisturize, I have noticed a huge turnaround in the moisture and health of my skin since expanding the steps I take. If I am particularly lazy (which happens every once in a while) I will downgrade my evening steps to cleanse, tone, serum, and moisturizer but this only happens rarely. When I started expanding my steps, it was a chore but now it feels weird if I don’t do each step, and it’s as routine as brushing my teeth before bed. Let me put it this way, when I had invasive gallbladder surgery, I still forced myself out of bed to hobble over to my sink to do my skincare — I’m a freak, I know.
2. I’M TOO POOR TO DO THIS. YOU MUST BE RICH?!
Haha…no – not. at. all. if you are serious about upping your game there are plenty of drugstore priced brands you can choose from, and I typically get mine from Ebay, Amazon, or beauty subscription boxes that allow me to use higher end samples of great products. I certainly haven’t just gone out and bought 80 products at one time — instead I focused on developing a regimen that I added to over the last year and a half. One product at a time until I found something that worked for me.
3. WHAT IS YOUR SKIN TYPE/AGE/CONCERNS??
I’m a 31 year old woman with combination skin (oilier t-zone and dryer perimeter) and am prone to redness, hyper pigmentation, uneven texture and the occasional breakout. If you have severely acne-prone skin, you really should consider seeing a dermatologist. I have no background in skincare so I am not at all qualified to recommend products for a chronic condition. I can only speak for my own skin condition.
4. WHY DO YOU DO SO MANY STEPS??
This is the Korean method, and there can be even more steps than the ones that I do. Since the goal is to maintain skin health, I feel it’s important to spend as much time on my skin as I do on applying my makeup. So if I don’t apply makeup, I don’t tend to do every step. Once you reach your mid-twenties you can start to notice considerable changes in the way your skin operates and what may have become acceptable before (cleansing and moisturizing) naturally would need more steps if your skin is aging. At 31, I am lucky to have very little permanent damage to my skin and almost no fine lines or wrinkles yet. The key for me is prevention – I refuse to spend $300 on some wrinkle repair cream because I chose to ignore my skin until I turned 45.
There are a lot of information that can be found online and Youtube is a great place to find recommendations. Here are a few that I suggest:
The Beauty Breakdown
If you ever have any questions about this let me know. Do you have a favorite product that you love using?
Yes I went twice in one week, IDGAF. I forgot about my friends birthday and needed a gift for her. This haul is allll personal. OKSO here goes:
Cover FX Custom FX Drops - 52
Anastasia Nicole Glow Kit - 55
Cover FX Custom Cover Drops - 56
Tatcha Gold Face Drops - 115
Josie Maran Argan Tanning Oil- 46
YSL Blur Perfecting Primer - 56
Tarte Maracuja Oil (finally got the big bottle) - 60
Stila Highlighter - 42
Naked 3 Palette- 66
Too Faced Milk Chocolate Soleil- 38
Tarte Liquid Lipstick - 24
Nars Velvet Lip Pen - 33
Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder - 47
Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick - 24
Urban Decay Primer Potion - 29
Total Saved -743
ALSO: I beeped, it was terrifying but I played it cool. Kept walking, casually, talking with my friend. Innocent ass bitch over here. Im out of jail on bail so I CANNOT get caught. I should just stop altogether but like.. I can’t.. I need to look on point still.
hey! i dont really have a super consistent skincare routine but ive been trying to keep one lately! i wash my face with this tea tree oil foam cleanser from aldi once a day, sometimes not at all (thank god for puberty)
if i wash my face at night i use the tarte maracuja oil instead of a moisturiser, i don’t like moisturiser and oil together so i either use one or the other
if i wash my face in the morning i use the milk & co ultra light moisturiser, i looove this stuff it works well for me under makeup and works well with my skin :))))
i also use this lil eye roller thing by pixi that im not sure if it does anything but it was expensive so i use it every time i wash my face lmao
//A & C 1hr HAUL//
-photo 1 & 2 (same photo diff angles)
This is my little flower A’s haul pics she is getting more confident.
She managed 3 pallets! Her ulta total alone was 563.
🎊A TOTAL: 773.50🎊
- photo 3 ULTA
Benefit mascara x6- 144
Naked basics- 29
Naked 3- 54
Amazing cosmetics velvet mineral liquid- 36 (still trying to find the best foundation, pls tell me your favorites) 😘
It cosmetics brush set- (velv lux) 98
It cosmetics brush set- (for eyes. Velv lux of course, my fave 💖)- 28
Tarte Maracuja Oil- 48
Tarte Maracuja concealer- 25
Tarte liner x2- 48
UD setting spray- 30
Butter lippys x5- 90
Butter crayons x2- 40
Butter nails x2- 34
- photo 5 clothes
VS silk slip- 50
VS body super soft sleep shirt- 50 (10/10 would recommend pls get)
Panties x5- 72.50
Panties x4- 50
Camis x2- 6
Scarves x2- 56
COMBINED GRAND TOTAL: 1,856.75
Not to shabby for a small town 1hr haul
What oils can I use as a toner? Also, do I have to use different oils for morning/night? Please and thank you. Love your blog!
I don’t really use oils as toners🤔 they’re more like serums
You can use rosewater or cucumber water if you’re into natural stuff as your toner, or witch Hazel
But for oils, I like to use the Maracuja Oil and mix is with my foundation during the day, you can use argan oil at night
Pampering myself tonight. Took a LUSHcious (lol) bath, followed by a lotion rub for my legs, a lush massage bar back rub, a Burt’s bees coconut foot rub, a maracuja oil face treatment, and an organic coconut oil hair treatment that I’ll be leaving in over night. Fuck yes.
Recently through both my work and personal life I’ve heard the complaint a lot: “My skin is blotchy.” or “It just isn’t as even and glowing like it was in summer.” Well I have got the answer! And I figure since it’s been such a widespread concern I’d address it on beautybombbb.
Most likely the cause for the difference you’re seeing in your skin is the build up of dead skin cells from summer. When your tan starts to fade, those dead cells just sit on your skin if you are not exfoliating. From my conversations I discovered that a large amount of people actually do not exfoliate regularly. It is important to do this every few days (maybe more or less depending on your skin’s sensitivity). Easy ways to do this are with physical exfoliants like products that have the exfoliant beads or powder in them. My personal favorite is the Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant paired with my Clarisonic.
Once you are past the point of not exfoliating regularly, or if your skin needs that extra pick me up, it is time to call in a peel. A peel uses alpha hydroxy acids to chemically exfoliate the skin (this just means no abrasive texture). Some peels can be a bit strong, especially for sensitive skin, so I opt for the Juice Beauty Green Apple Peel Sensitive. Juice is an all natural line which bases their products with organic juice instead of water and the peel is incredibly gentle. Its gentleness does not undermine its power though. Within just one 20 minute use those flakes will be gone, the blotchiness will decrease, and your skin will glow like its July.
After a peel it is very important to replenish your skin so I like to use the Tarte Maracuja Oil. I rub it all over my face and neck to keep my skin nice and moisturized. It feels slick while its on but don’t fear, it will not clog your pores. If your oily/ acne prone it will actually help with blemishes as well as provide anti aging benefits and overall rejuvenation.
While both products are natural and great for all skin types in my experience, if you do have specific skin issues always consult with your dermatologist before starting or adding to your regimen.
Both products can be found at Ulta for around $38 each and I recommend picking them up ASAP because the weather outside is truly becoming frightful when it comes to skin but thank godness we now know the secret to keeping our summer glow!
Oh yes, it is that time of the year again when sleep deprived students all over the world are pulling all nighters and struggling to stay awake during the day. While I can’t help you with staying awake, I definitely can share some tips about how to care for your skin when you’re sleep deprived and how to make it LOOK like you got eight hours of sleep!! Give this video a THUMBS UP if you want to see more school related videos!!
I just got back from Ulta where I went on a Tarte spree. I’ll be reviewing those items soon, but I wanted to share a quick teaser photo of the freebie I got with my purchase. This is the Pure Maracuja Oil and I thought it looked like fun. Can’t wait to try it out! They have a new line of foundations that contain this oil. The foundations themselves felt very nice on my skin, but I am too tan from beach week to purchase a color for my normally pale skin tone! I’ll have to try them again later on…
What it is: Maracuja Oil from Tarte that is 100 percent cold pressed, translucent organic oil straight from the Amazonian Rainforest and extracted from the Maracuja flower (pretty exotic, huh?) It is high in Vitamin C and fatty acids. This oil is to be used at night and after cleansing. This is going to replace your regular serums and moisturizers. A supplemental moisturizer may be used after according to your skin needs.
The Claims: This oil claims to make skin more radiant, improve skin texture, and reduce fine lines, due to the high concentration of the antioxidant Vitamin C, and essential fatty acids. All skin types can use this product. Two to three drops is recommended.
The Results: I love it! I’ve been using for about three weeks now and my skin does look brighter. I don’t see that it has reduced the fine lines I have on my forehead, but I have only used for a couples weeks (I’ll update later on.) This product does a good job at moisturizing my normal to dry skin. I use about five to six drops a night because I like a very moisturized feel and dewy look. I equate dewy, moisturized skin to younger skin. This oil sinks right into skin and does not leave behind an oily residue. It has not broken me out at all, and it just balances my skin. I use this at night in place of my eye cream, face serum, and moisturizer, so it’s like three products in one! Hello saving some money! I have noticed some reduced darkness around my eyes, which to me is pretty impressive. Also, It does not irritate my eye area. The only place to get it right now is QVC. I highly recommend! Believe the hype!