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First Essence ✨

The first essence is different from a typical essence in that it goes, well, first. The first essence goes on directly after toner and before any other essences. It contains a large amount of fermented ingredients.

Fermented ingredients = Glowing skin

This is an optional step.

Recommendations:

SK-II Facial Treatment Essence- This is the queen of first essences. It also has the price tag to match. If you have the means, this essence comes highly recommended and you likely won’t look back after using it. However, there are cheaper, effective alternatives.

Missha Time Revolution The First Treatment Essence- Some who have tried the SK-II essence claim that this is a great dupe.

Cosrx Galactomyces Whitening Power Essence- Cheap and gets the job done. Also provides a punch of hydration. (I’m also very biased to Cosrx 🙊 )

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Hmm… It’s very, very difficult to say, but… But I guess the first three pictures are a little bit different from the others, just a little bit. ’-’


UMM, NO!  -.-“ 


Sasuke is absolutely disgusted with any other physical contact he had with a girl, but Sakura. Just look at his gentle look in the fourth picture! That’s one of the moments when he started to feel a powerful feeling that he hadn’t felt for a while, and that’s the feeling of truly beign loved by someone. He realized how much he means to Sakura and he started to treasure her more and more. Every single physical contact he had with Sakura brought them closer and, this way, their feelings for each other developed more and more. 

HIGH FIVE: LUXURIOUS MASKS

This holiday party season, decadence begins with perfectly prepped skin.

The invitation has glitter in the envelope. The champagne punch is golden and sparkly. Can your skin compete with all the brilliant merriment that comes with the season? These five extra-luxurious masks will make you look glowing in no time. JESSICA VELEZ

The Sweet Pot

While Fresh Crème Ancienne Ultimate Nourishing Honey Mask helps tighten the look of your skin, the scent alone will tempt you to lick your lips when you’re wearing it. However, it’s not the same syrupy concoction found inside that plastic bear at the grocery store. A hive of specially bred buzzers, known as Buckfast bees, work to create a superior honey in order to deliver a melt-in-your skin mask.

The Power Clay

As ironic as it sounds, mud and clay are some of the best ingredients to deeply cleanse the skin. That doesn’t mean you should go reaching for the shovel. Instead, reach for Omorovicza Deep Cleansing Mask, which houses Hungarian mud and French clay inside its fancy glass jar. Slather on this creamy mixture (it has the aroma of a spa found in heaven) to aid in drawing out impurities.

The Gold Standard

For skin that’s dimmed over time, go for the gold. Seriously, it’s really an ingredient in the Peter Thomas Roth 24K Gold Mask Pure Luxury Lift & Firm Mask—and it gives you an incredibly youthful glow. (Pro tip: The metallic hue also makes for a festive pre-party selfie.) Look to this ultra-luxurious antiaging formula to pamper you during your daunting holiday social schedule, and you just might consider it this season’s most essential gilded accessory.

The Super Soaker

While you’re running around in the snow and wind (and trying not to slip in your party heels), do your complexion a favor and pick up a Tatcha Luminous Deep Hydration Lifting Mask—trust us, it quenches dry winter skin like no other. Made with whole plant green tea, rice bran oil, and red algae, this moisturizing powerhouse nurtures out-and-about skin during cold-weather months in a super-efficient, coconut-derived biocellulose mask format.

The Light Saver

Infused with the line’s signature skin-rejuvenating pitera ingredient, SK-II Facial Treatment Mask sends your radiance factor through the roof—and dehydrated skin out the door. This sheet mask is considered a holy grail product by celebrities and skincare devotees everywhere, and when it comes to hitting the holiday party circuit, we recommend stepping forth with your most opulent looks—beautiful skin included.

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Jemma Simmons + Reunions in 3x10

AKA Everybody Loves Jemma

I think there’s a lot the west can learn from eastern notions of beauty. One, which I certainly subscribe to, is that things that are really beautiful are unique but also contain a flaw or imperfection in them. In the west, we’re often obsessed with perfection and homogeneity and everyone looking like everyone else.
—  Cate Blanchett (x)

SPOT IT: MASK ON, PROBLEM OFF

Find what your skin needs to fast-track to flawless.

We all have days when we feel like our skin isn’t up to par. When those days involve first dates or job interviews, they’re even worse. The good news? Sephora carries an abundance of masks that help address pesky skincare concerns in a most speedy manner. Below, we list a few common issues, as well as recommended quick-fix masks to help steer you in the right direction. KELLEY HOFFMAN  

If your skin looks more congested than rush-hour traffic…

THE QUICK FIX: GLAMGLOW SUPERMUD CLEARING TREATMENT

Activated-X Charcoal extracts dirt and toxins, while a proprietary six-acid blend leaves your pores looking tighter than ever in 20 minutes or less.

If you fantasize about finding a corset for your face…

THE QUICK FIX: Fresh Black Tea Firming Overnight Mask

Thanks to its proprietary complex of black tea ferment, black tea extract, blackberry leaf extract, and lychee seed extract, this moisturizing treatment creates a more lifted appearance by the time you hit the A.M. snooze button.

If you’re recovering from a red-eye flight (or just look like it)…

THE QUICK FIX: Shiseido Benefiance WrinkleResist24 Pure Retinol Express Smoothing Eye Mask

Infused with Pure Retinol Micro-Infusion technology, these concentrated treatment sheets reduce the appearance of wrinkles and dark circles, and help hydrate the eye area in just fifteen minutes.

If your face feels as dehydrated as a bag of dried peaches…

THE QUICK FIX: SK-II Facial Treatment Mask

Drenched in pitera, this luxurious Japanese cotton sheet mask immediately offers an intense hydration boost in only five to ten minutes.  

If your skin looks as radiant as a burnt-out light bulb…

THE QUICK FIX: Perricone MD Chloro Plasma

Formulated with phytonutrient microcapsules, this innovative mask revitalizes skin in five to ten minutes, leaving behind a healthy glow.

If you were hoping to find the Fountain of Youth ASAP…

THE QUICK FIX: boscia Tsubaki Deep Hydration Sleeping Mask

With its lightweight blend of tsubaki oil, wakame, and rice bran oil, this overnight antiaging moisturizer makes the baby-soft skin of your dreams a reality.

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to the girl who makes my day every day, who makes my smile brighter, and my nights feel safer. well today marks 9 days until I will see you, hold you in my arms, kiss you, and finally be able to sleep in your arms. today marks 9 days sarah kelly. we have officially hit the single digits 213 days down and only 9 left that is insane to me. I never thought I’d be here 8 months later. but God im so happy I am. I can easily say you are one of the best things to happen to me. you make me what to be a better version of myself, you bring so much positivity and happiness into my life. and I can so easily say I have fallen for you. and even tho I’m an insecure fuck most of the time (( idk how you deal with me )) but God damn I want these next 9 days to fly so I can just be on a plane to you. we’ve hit the single digits baby😍✈️9⃣

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Stana Katic: “ATP: Where do you want to go today?” Presentation | Talks at Google  (x)

I live in Los Angeles, traffic already suck, people joke in LA about how dating someone on the other side of town can be a dealbreaker, because who wants to do long distance. Can you guys imagine what a population surge in that city is gonna look like.