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Empties

Hello lovelies!!! Today in beauty news, the headline is “empties, riffling threw trash cause we love being nosy”. I love these posts because by the time I get through a product, I know if I like it or not. Also if you see multiples of the same product, you know it’s real!!! So here are my empties.

Pur cosmetics big look mascara- Loved tis for my top lashes. I’m a big fan of rubber bristle wands and this one is a larger one. One to two coats does the job. This is a travel size which I like because it gives me a chance to use it all before the 3 month expiration date. Lashes are long and wispy without clumping.

Loreal lash paradise mascara- I really enjoyed this mascara. It was like an improved version on the Loreal telescopic which is another holy grail. Its an exact dupe for the Too Faced better than sex mascara. The small thing I don’t like is the packaging. Don’t get me wrong the color is great but it flakes off really bad. Other than that I love this mascara and I will repurchase despite the packaging error.

Jordana best lash extreme mascara- This is my holy grail mascara!!! I buy this over and over. Gives lashes length and volume. The price is amazing. I have to always have one as a back up in my stash drawer.

ELF mascara- I did not like this mascara. AT ALL!!! I’m normally okay with dry formulas. Not my favorite formula but some are okay when the mascara is good. This one was dry and it did nothing for my lashes. I’m not picky with mascara cause my lashes are a bit pathetic, but this mascara made my lash line itch really bad.

Valjean labs restore niacinimide plus zinc and The ordinary niacinimide plus zinc- I love both of these acids. I didn’t see a difference in these. They both worked just the same. I have already repurchased the Valjean brand because I can purchase it at TJ Maxx which is right near me instead of ordering online.

The ordinary Alpha Lipoic acid 6%- this product went bad on me before I could finish it. But when I had it, it was good. The smell is aweful but the product worked really well. I prefer chemical exfoliant more than a physical one. Physical exfoliants create little tears in the skin.

Trader joe’s vitamin E oil- This is amazing oil and the price is amazing. I love it for my face at night and on my body mixed with my lotion. I’m actually half way through my second bottle.

Lancôme absolue premium bx day cream-I loved this moisturizer this winer. Winter was pretty rough here in Tennessee. So this was essential in my nightly routine (even though this is a day cream). It’s so creamy and this so, for me, it’s great at night to really take the time to soak into the skin.

Bliss Drench ‘N’ Quench cream to water moisturizer- I have purchased this multiple times and will continue to purchase. This moisturizer is amazing for my daytime skincare. It’s a little thicker than a normal gel moisturizer but still thinner than the traditional cream. Perfect medium.

Trader Joe’s womens formula multivitamin and mineral- I really like this vitamin. It gives me enough energy to get through my very busy workweek.

Nyx Microbrow in ash brown- Holy grail brow pencil as you can see lol. I’ve talked about this pencil many times and I still love them the same. This is one of the few pencils I have found that I like the color. I will repurchase in the future but for right now I’m using the new Nyx precision brow pencil. Which has a flat slanted tip.

LA girl shady slim brow pencil in medium brown- This is a new discovery that was a pleasant surprise. This pencil is more creamy than the microbrow but amazing just the same. This will now be in regular rotation. I love this one for the front of my brow and my microbrow for my tail.

Bliss fabulous foaming face wash- I love this cleanser for my daytime cleanser. The best thing is that target is now carrying Bliss and this cleanser is now only $9.99!!!! yea you know I am here for it. This cleanser is so nice that regardless for the price, I need it. It doesn’t dry the skin, it has non abrasive microbeads, and it leaves the skin so soft and supple.

Elf hydrating gel melt cleanser- I absolutely love this cleanser for the first step in my night time routine to break down my makeup. I use the double cleanse method and this is great for the first cleanse and then go in with a deep clean cleanser after. I apply this on dry skin. If you wet this get cleanser, it will turn into a light foam wash. So good!!!

Formula 10.0.6 totally clean deep pore toner-I really love this toner. I ran out and decided to try a few different ones that why there is only one in this picture. Since I haven’t used this in a while, my skin knows it. This product really cleans the pores and gets rid or whit and black heads. Since running out, I have some blackheads on my nose and they have got to go. So I will definitely be repurchasing.

Wet N Wild photo focus foundation in desert beige- One of my favorite foundations. Already repurchased. Great for everyday, amazing medium coverage, and blends out very easily. I even love the spatula applicator because I can get every single drop out of it.

Clinique acne solutions makeup- I love the look of this foundation. The only down side is it oxidizes pink on me!! Every Clinique foundation I’ve tried turns very pink on my. Sad panda.

Elf BB cream in medium- I have been in love with this BB cream for YEARS!!! I especially love this in the cooler weather, but I tend to use it all year round. I use it just like a foundation. I add concealer and set it with a powder. This has an amazing natural glow finish.

Pur cosmetics air perfection cc cushion foundation refill in tan- This foundation is great for the warmer weather. I love this because it is really lightweight but has decent coverage and is also buildable. Perfect for travel because it comes in a compact. The compact is easy to change the refill which is what I like.

NYX HD concealer in cw05- I love this to highlight under my eyes. This concealer is so nice in consistency it reminds me a lot of the nars radiant creamy concealer just without the price tag. Win Win. This concealer is so nice and leaves the skin looking so healthy and glowy.

Elf HD concealer in light- I love this as a spot concealer and to neutralize my under eye before applying a brightening concealer. I have already repurchased and have a backup.

Lancôme visionnaire blur- This product can be used on bare skin or as a primer. I love this for a primer. it really blurs the look of pores and it smells amazing. It’s so easy to blend onto the skin. It also has great skincare properties in it. It also smells amazing.

Essence brow mascara- This is a really nice essence. The only thing that I don’t like is the fact that it comes in like 3 shades and there is no medium brown shade. It’s like blonde and then almost black. But the wand is tiny which is perfect to get in the brow hairs. I like this when I use a lighter brow pencil so that my brows have contrast.

Tony Moly I’m real sheet mask in pomegranate- I love sheet masks. I especially love tony moly sheet masks. The variety is great. They have different masks for whatever treatment you want. This one is to help with elasticity. The sheets are soaked in serum which I love because they can stay on the skin longer without drying out quickly.

Well beauties, those are all my empties at the moment. Let me know what products you have recently discovered. Don’t forget to like, comment, and subscribe.

Smooches

Kim B

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Current nighttime routine

Hello fabulous folks. Today I will be sharing my night time skincare routine. I tend to switch up my specific products regularly so that my skin doesn’t get use to the same thing and then causing the product to not work as effectively. For my nighttime routine I use the Korean method of a double cleanse. The first cleanse is specifically designed to break down makeup, dirt, grime, etc. from the skin. Then the second cleanse is to get deep down in the pores and remove anything that was left behind during the first cleanse. These are the products that are currently in my routine. Now like I said before, the specific brand changes but the type of product and the skincare steps stay the same.

 

First Cleanse:

Instead of makeup wipes or micellar water, Which I fill causes me to pull on my skin and I don’t like that, I like cleansing oil, balms, or gel to oil. Right now I have been loving the Boscia cool cleansing oil (Sephora $10-$32). It smells so good and doesn’t irritate my eyes when I’m breaking down mascara. It gets even the most stubborn makeup. It doesn’t leave a film on the skin. this can even be used as a single cleanse if you have normal to dry skin.

 

Second cleanse:

With this cleanse I go in with a cleanser that doubles as an exfoliator. I’ve been repurchasing this one for a while because it is so good. It is the Altcheck MD exfoliating cleanser (found at Kohls). I first I didn’t think I would like this cleanser because it is a cream cleanser but I love it. it has a really gentle exfoliator. I doesn’t foam so it wont strip the skin. Leaves the skin soft.

 

Tone: 

I use a toner to bring balance back into my skin, and also to prevent breakouts. I choose a toner with acne medication, which my skin loves salasylic acid. My favorite affordable on is Formula 10.0.6(find at ulta $5.99). It really gets in those pores and help combat any breakouts.

 

Treat: 

I don’t use a treatment everyday. Glycolic pads I will use every night for about 3-4 days in a row and then give my skin restoring time of another 3-4 days. I have the Bliss incredi-peel spa strength glycolic resurfacing pads (Kohls $49.00 for 30 pads). These will make your skin tingle but it goes away once you add your moisturizer.  These help with improving texture on the skin and dark spots.

 

Moisturize: 

For my night time moisturizer I like it light but hefty at the same time. Lightweight on the skin but hefty with the moisture. This is when I like to use face oils combined with a light moisturizer. This gives everything all night to soak into other skin and then I wash off any remainder n the am. Since I don’t have to worry about putting any makeup on top, which could cause some slipping, this allows my skin to get enough moisture to wear my body wont have to produce more causing oily skin My combo as of late has been the Aveda all sensitive moisturizer (thus is a sample and I can’t find a price online)mixed with Sculpt 100% argan oil (TJ Maxx $9.99). This combo sinks right into my skin without any greasy feeling.

 

Eyes: 

I use two products under my eyes because this is the thinnest skin on your body and can getdry very easily. When you under eye gets dry, it will look wrinkled. So I use a serum and a moisturizer. For serum I love the Pur tone up total eye fitness (Kohl’s $37.00). This serum tightens the under eye. Then I top it with Aveda Tulasara wedding masque eye (mine is a sample but the full size is $55 and. Am be found online aveda.com). This is intense moisture that leaves your eyes bright and well rested the next morning.

 

Well folks that is my nighttime skincare routine. Don’t forget to like, comment, and subscribe

Smooches

Kiim B