Fringe

Christian Louboutin

Christian Louboutin

Aquazzura

Aquazzura

Valentino

Valentino

Tamara Mellon

Tamara Mellon

DKNY

DKNY

I have never been a fan of fringe… EVER. But over the years designers have altered the fringe style and I’ve grown to love what it’s become. The way it moves when you walk makes you feel so sexy and powerful. I would only wear fringe on my skirts and shoes because it just look better to me when it’s on those items.  My favorite piece has to be the Tamara Mellon brown skirt.  She’s the former Chief Creative Officer and Co-Founder of Jimmy Choo so of course I would gravitate towards her clothing.

 

Karuna hydrating face mask

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Serum infused cloth mask….Sounds weird right? Well it is but my face loved it. The pack comes with four face cloths that should last for one month when used weekly. Made with 100% natural fiber cloth this mask provides deep conditioning for your skin along with lasting hydration. It took me a second to get the mask on my face but once it’s on just lay back and relax for 10-20 minutes. Once you take the mask off massage the remaining product into your neck and hands. For those of you who suffer from dry skin this mask would definitely help. My apartment felt like the spa! Sunday afternoon mask treatments and relaxation. No better feeling.

Website-

http://www.karunaskin.com/hydrating-face-mask/

New beauty products

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Fig + Yarrow Rose and Vanilla tinted lip blush – I love the scent of vanilla and rose and this comes in a cute little tin can so it’s easy to throw in my bag.

Alba Botanica papaya enzyme facial mask – I really don’t like how this product feels on my face. When I put some on it felt like my face was burning off. Some people really like enzyme face masks because it gives their skin a deep cleaning but it’s just not for me.

Fig+Yarrow clay mask (white)- The smell is odd but I love how it feels on my skin. I don’t use masks that often but when I do it’s usually on a Saturday or Sunday to get rid of all that dirt from the week.

 SW Basics mini makeup remover – The miniature size works for me but if you wear a lot of makeup I suggest buying the full size. It doubles as a moisturizer too. Normal makeup wipes can’t remove my mascara all the way so I was impressed when it came off on the first try.

Glossier Balm Dotcom–  At first I was hesitant to put this on my face because it was so heavy and sticky. But after a few days of using this I really like it. My face becomes dry during the day and this provides heavy duty protection and last throughout the day.

Daily skincare routine – Kimberly

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Kimberly from Penny Pincher Fashion shared her daily skincare routine with me.

 

1. When you wake up in the morning what products do you use on your face?

My morning routine is pretty simple.  I wash with Dove Sensitive Skin bar soap & use my Clarisonic Mia to exfoliate my skin.  Then I follow it up with CeraVe am moisturizer (which includes SPF) & a light eye cream.

 

2. Do you use any products during the day to keep your face fresh?

The only touching up I do throughout the day is with an oil-absorbing powder (Arbonne Mattifying Powder), which helps eliminate shine.

 

3. What moisturizer do you swear by?

CeraVe has completely transformed my skin.  I was previously using a really expensive 6-step system and my skin starting breaking out after a few months.  My dermatologist recommended CeraVe and once I started using it, I never looked back.  I’ve even gotten friends and family members hooked on it.

 

4. What is your nighttime routine?

I remove my makeup with Almay eyemakeup remover pads, wash my face with Dove soap & then follow it up with exfolikate scrub. I use CeraVe pm, followed by an anti-aging cream & eye cream.

 

5. Any new beauty products you just started trying?

The Acure Eye Cream is a new-to-me organic product that I really love.  I’ve noticed a difference since using it and I like that it doesn’t contain harsh chemicals or irritants.

Follain meet the makers event

IMG_0320 (1) IMG_0327 IMG_0330 IMG_0326 IMG_0318 Follain in the South End hosted a meet the makers event with the founder of SW Basics, Adina Grigore.  I got the chance to meet Adina and chat with her about the skincare line. We both share similar views about how important a proper skincare routine is as you get older. I also mentioned to her that switching to natural products really changed my skin and the SW Basics toner works wonders on my face.  She listens to her customers and cares about their skincare results. She signed each book with a personal note and included her e-mail address if we wanted to talk about the products.

Daily skincare routine- Jyotsna

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Jyotsna from Cuppajo shared her daily skincare routine with me.

 

1.When you wake up in the morning what products do you  use on your face?

I wash my face with a normal face wash Jojoba oil face wash and then apply a face moisturizer.

 

2. Do you use any products during the day to keep your face fresh?

No I dont usually use any products during the day. I do carry around my moisturizer and a compact to keep it refreshed if need be.

 

3.What moisturizer do you swear by?

Love the Kiehls Creme De Corps – it is super moisturizing.

 

4. What is your nighttime routine?

I remove my makeup with makeup wipes, then wash my face again with the Jojoba oil cleanser and then apply a few of these Beauty drops by Skin owl. They are SO amazing, I think there’s definitely unicorn tears in them!

 

5. Any new beauty products you just started trying?

Trying out some new products by Enza beauty.

 

Yes or no to blotting sheets

I have this love hate relationship with blotting sheets. I spend 8 dollars for a pack and it runs out days later.  The purpose of blotting sheets is to control the oil on your face while you’re wearing makeup or just to freshen up throughout the day. I use to buy Clean and Clear blotting sheets all the time but as I got older my face started changing and I kept breaking out every time a sheet would touch my face.

I’m trying to find a way to control the oil around my nose while still getting the proper moisture on my face. During my search for an oil free face I stumbled upon Fig + Yarrow and I purchased the white face mask.  The white Fig + Yarrow face mask is made for sensitive and normal skin types. It provides a deep cleaning without causing your face to break out. I’m thinking if I use this face mask every other night along with blotting sheets throughout the day my face might react differently. I just ordered some blotting sheets from Ulta.com. Review on the mask and blotting sheets to come.

Daily skincare routine – Danielle

FullSizeRender (3)Danielle from Shades of Danielle  was kind enough to chat with me about her skincare routine from day to night.

 

1. When you wake up in the morning what products do you use on your face?

When I wake up in the morning, I wash my face with Clarins Gentle Foaming Cleanser. It feels really smooth and nice on the skin and makes me feel super clean. Then I’ll use my Clarins Multi-Active Day cream as a moisturizer. Lastly, I’m currently using Benefit’s Puff Off under my eyes to brighten them up for the day.

 

2. Do you use any products during the day to keep your face fresh?

Sometimes I’ll use a toner during the day to rid myself of oil. I’ll either use the Clarins Extra-Comfort Toning Lotion or the Lush Tea Tree Water toner. However, if I’m out and wearing a lot of makeup I’ll just touch up with a Nyx Green Tree Blotting Paper.

 

3. What moisturizer do you swear by?

My Clarins Multi-Active Day Cream!

 

4. What is your nighttime routine?

At night, I’ll either use the same cleanser or Lush’s Ocean Salt Scrub if I want to mix it up and exfoliate more. I follow that with The Body Shop’s Tea Tree Blemish Fade Night Lotion and a Shiseido eye cream.

 

5. Any new beauty products you just started trying?

I actually just got the Lush Tea Tree Water toner so I’m still trying that out as well as the Puff Off. I also got Lush’s Mask of Magnaminty which I still need to try!

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