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SPRING CLEANING: EMPTIES

Hi everyone! Happy Spring. (Even though in Phoenix it’s already hot as hell) ugh. Anyways, I’ve been collecting some empties for a while in this big bag, so I thought I’d share with you all my reviews on them, then finally toss them out! So here it goes:

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heartU.F.O Ultra- Clarifying Face Oil by Sunday Riley 0.5oz for $40– I’m going to start off by saying that I’ve tried quite of few of products now from this line, and it has definitely become one of my favorite brands. This is a medicated dry oil to help clear congested pores and breakouts. I wore this as my night time moisturizer- because I’m on the oilier side, this was enough moisture for me to wear by itself. If you are dry, I would layer a moisturizer on top. A lot of oily people like myself don’t realize that facial oils are actually amazing for oily skin, because oil balances out oil. When I used this every night, I saw a huge improvement in my skin, it was over all not as oily- and it did clear up quite a bit. I definitely would recommend this for any type of breakout/acne prone skin. The main ingredients in this are: 1.5% salicylic acid (clears congested pores and treats breakouts), tea tree oil and black cumin seed oil (help to purify and keep skin clear), licorice root and hexylresorcinol (brighten and fade acne scarring/discoloration on the skin).

heartMartian Mattifying Melting Water-Gel Toner by Sunday Riley for $80 (full size)– So I actually very recently in the last few days just finished my little trial size of this toner. In the past, I really never incorporated a toner into my routine and I’m not really sure why. I had gotten this one in gratis along with the mini UFO oil- and had used it maybe once and steered away because I didn’t like the smell. One of my co-workers had told me how much they loved it and how it helped keep their skin extra clean and balanced, so I decided to give it a try again. I feel like I had been missing that toner step for so long and now I can’t go without using a toner. After I cleansed- I would pump this onto a cotton pad and sweep my whole face with it then toss it. I would then follow with my serum and moisturizer. Lately my skin has been a lot more clear than normal and I have added and taken away some products and this was one of them I added and I truly felt it made a difference. The main ingredients in this one are: bentonite clay (pulls out pore-clogging dirt and excess oil from the skin), marshmallow extract (soothes redness and irritation), cucumber, green tea, and witch hazel extract (tone + tighten the skin), and manuka (purifying + clarifying).

heartÉnergie de Vie The Refreshing & Refining Light Lotion-In Gel by Lancôme for $50– Soooo I actually think this product is being discontinued because it’s sold out online and I haven’t seen it in stores in a while. I actually think it was replaced by this item, which I have also used- but stopped using cause something better came along. Honestly, I do LOVE how light these products are, but I don’t feel like it did much for my skin. I also feel like when I was using them my skin wasn’t the best when I was using it and I think it might have something to do with all the fragrance in the product. I mean it smells awesome, but I feel like fragrance breaks my skin out sometimes so I try to not use stuff that has too much in it. This product is supposed to “wake your skin up” and I do admit I felt refreshed after putting this on in the morning, but my skin is doing better without it.

heartIntensive Pore Minimizer by Perricone MD 4 oz for $60– Omg. I loved this product SOOO much. I would use it on a cotton pad after I cleansed in the evening any time I had any sort of breakout, or breakout forming. This stuff would clear it up almost overnight.It has little chunks of magnesium in it (you have to shake the bottle before each use), which goes in and really clears out the pores and soothes any sort of inflamed breakout. What I also liked about this, is that it didn’t dry my skin out at all. My skin really felt clean and refreshed after using this product, and I also noticed a size change in my pores. Would definitely recommend for any sort of problem skin. The main ingredients in this are: DMAE (tightens the skin), alpha lipoic acid (gently exfoliates), and salicylic acid (treats breakouts).

Razor Sharp Water-Resistant Longwear Liquid Eyeliner in Perversion by Urban Decay for $22– If you want that wing-so-sharp-to-cut-someone type of winged liner, this is the product for you honey. If you know me, you know how much I love my winged liner and I’m seriously obsessed with this liner AND this formula. I’ve repurchased it a couple of times, because no other liner I’ve used has this thin of a tip to get that super sharp and precise line. I also really never noticed how truly black and matte the formula is until I started getting compliments at work all the time from clients. I love this liner so much! I also dries super fast and stays all day so you don’t have to worry about smudging or flaking. This liner also comes in a ton of different colors, I have the white one as well I love to use to create some fun graphic liner looks. You need this!!!

 

Okay that’s all I have for this round of empties- I honestly have soo many others I need to talk about but I’m going to split it up into multiple posts. As always, any feedback or take-aways you got from this are much appreciated it! Thank you soo much for reading and I hope you loved this post. Until next time,

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Key Products to Maintaining a Clear, Beautiful Complexion

Hi everyone! I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted, and I apologize. My life has been pretty hectic and going through a lot of major changes! One of the most exciting changes is that I have been promoted to a Beauty Studio Coordinator at Arizona’s newest and most beautiful Sephora! Located at the Biltmore Fashion Park in Phoenix, I have been working hard with my amazing new team the last month or so training, merchandising, and getting the store ready for opening! We are officially open now, so come and see the new store and shop our products!! So exciting.

Anyways, I’ve been wanting to make this post on these products I’ve been using that have really cleared up my skin. They are the heartDr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta® Universal Daily Peel, and the heartSunday Riley U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil.

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I’ve used the peels on and off for the last 3 years, and whenever I use these- I get a crazy amount of compliments on my skin! These really address every single skin concern. They come in different intensities, and I usually use the extra strength that has 7 different acids in it, but I’ve been using the original formula lately which has 5 different acids in them. Its a two step peel that is safe for daily use that exfoliates, resurfaces, and over all improves the appearance of the skin. The pads that come in the 2 step pack are pre-moistened with the blend of acids. You just swipe the pad all over the face, decollete, and arms until the pad is dry. You then follow the second pad after two minutes of doing the first. Finish with your favorite serum and moisturizer. If you try these, I can pretty much guarantee you will see an immediate change and improvement in your skin. Some of the main acids found in these pads are glycolic,  salicylic, malic, citric, and lactic acid. All which do amazing things for the skin. If you can be sensitive and reactive, I suggest trying out the ultra-gentle version of this peel first.

The second product I’ve only recently fallen in love with, is the Sunday Riley U.F.O oil. This is my night time moisturizer, and since it is an oil it deeply hydrates my skin as well as treats to keep the skin clear and healthy. It’s main ingredient is 1.5% of salicylic acid- which helps to treat existing breakouts, as well as help prevent future breakouts. It also helps to get in and break up any pore-clogging debris on the skin. It also has some awesome ingredients to help with acne scarring/other discoloration in the skin. Since I’ve been using this product I have had significantly less breakouts as well as cystic acne I tend to get every once in a while. Typically acne clearing products can tend to dry out the skin, but this one has milk thistle and cucumber seed oil to hydrate the skin.

The combo of these products have really helped not only to clear up my skin, but to maintain that clear skin as well. 10/10 would recommend! I hope you guys liked this post and found it helpful. I also hope that if you get to try either of these you let me know how you like it and if its helping you like it helped me! Thank you sooo much for reading!

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