Skin Tints & Micellar Water Review

Beauty, Lifestyle, simplicity, skincare

I was not at all sure what to write about today, but then it hit me…I have a FEW reviews to do today! Then I got overly excited and almost spontaneously combusted, not really but can you imagine? I’m kind of over doing individual reviews, so I decided to do three mini reviews on different products. Anything I review I like…hell anything I buy I like. The off chance I don’t like something that I purchased, I return it. I’m not trying to go on a tangent or anything, but I only say that because people think lots of bloggers/social media influencers are lying about liking a product when they review them. Or they just don’t mention the products they dislike and keep it moving…? I could go down a rabbit hole about this – maybe for another post someday.

Anyway! On to the mini reviews! All three of the products have been in my possession for at least three weeks to a month now, so I’ve had pretty ample time to use them to have an honest opinion on them.

Dr. Jart’s Dermaclear™ Mirco Water

It’s micellar water if you haven’t guessed. I’ve always been a little skeptical about micellar water…mainly when people only use micellar water as a form of cleansing. I feel like my face would bubble up into one big pimple if I didn’t clean it properly. I do wear light to medium coverage daily though, so that could be why.

 

I’m really feeling Dr. Jart as of recently. The sheet masks and moisturizer are pretty amazing, so why wouldn’t their micellar water be?

IMG_3589So there’s not too much I can say about micellar water except, does it get all my makeup off? Yes, at least the makeup I can see anyway. I use about 1½ cotton pads to remove the visible makeup and I can go on about my day until I decided to wash my face for real. I consider the micellar water my first cleanse and then I follow up with my Boscia’s Deep Cleansing Charcoal Stick.

Compared to Bioderma and Garnier, the Dermaclear™ is a steep price retailing at $32. However, the bottle is pretty big and I feel like I use fewer cotton pads than I do with Garnier’s Micellar Water.

I haven’t decided if I would purchase again, but it is a huge possibility.

Glossier Perfecting Skin Tint

So, I like this tinted moisturizer, but they do not provide much coverage for my acne scarring prone skin. That is obviously a personal problem, but if you’re thinking about getting this for coverage…keep looking. However, they are AMAZING to mix with other foundations that aren’t your color at the moment. If you tan or change colors in the summer or winter months then it is nice to have some type of drops around to mix with your foundation/BB cream/tinted moisturizer. They are especially good for if you are an in-between color and can’t find the right base color for any brand. Maybe you’ve got an expensive base that you’re almost at the end of and you want to make it last, these are your drops.

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I was mixing the Skin Tint with my Tom Ford because it was too light for me once the warmth came around and they worked wonders. If I had a much clearer complexion, I’d without a doubt opt for the Glossier Skin Tint…if they were formulated with some kind of sunscreen. Of course, I could wear sunscreen underneath, but sunscreen mixed with a base has never worked for anybody with oily skin. Maybe it works for these drops because they are pretty damn lightweight.

The consistency is very liquidy, it’s like tinted water basically. The price is pretty mid range retailing at $26 so you won’t break your bank trying it out.

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Philosophy Renewed Hope in a Jar Skin Tint

I was pretty shook when I found out that Philosophy had a tinted moisturizer that was also in my color. Philosophy was my go-to skin care line back in the day (lol.) I couldn’t even pass up trying out this Skin Tint. I was not expecting to like this product so much. It comes in a jar, which is kind of weird, but there’s SO much in it!

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The skin tint is buildable and doesn’t seem to cake or crease when you add more. It’s extremely lightweight while still having a creamy consistency. I actually look forward to putting this stuff on every day! This is the first ever tinted moisturizer that I actually like and would repurchase for as long as they kept the same formula and colors. This Skin Tint is formulated with SPF which is a huge plus and retails at $39. I personally think this product is worth way more but I am NOT complaining!

So, I hope you guys enjoyed my mini reviews on skin care/makeup. I think it would have been a pain to review these all individually. Leave any questions in the comments. Thanks for reading!

ChelsiKay

 

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Just A Curly Girl Problem

Beauty, Lifestyle, Natural

Ok, so I’m not sure if you guys know this, but I am completely in love and obsessed with my own hair. I know I know how self-centered am I? Only a little and mainly when it comes to my hair.

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When I was 11 years old, my mom cut all of my damaged relaxed hair out and I was rocking a short cut in middle school. Cue the mild bullying about looking like a boy. In high school, I straightened my hair to the point of heat damage until I got to college. Now, I have some crazy big curly hair that sits on top of my head that for whatever reason I embraced in the last five years.

So technically, I have a pretty damn good reason for loving and being absolutely obsessed with my hair. All I want to do is grow it as long as I possibly can until I get sick of it, which I doubt will happen.

A week and a half ago, I noticed that my hair has been the same length for a while and I wasn’t retaining nor gaining much length. I had those pesky fairy knots and it seemed as if I was losing more and more hair every time I washed it.

Now I expect to lose at least a ping pong ball size of hair…sometimes more but nothing crazy like I was experiencing. I was brushing out at least three ping-pong balls twice a week. I wasn’t freaked out, but I knew something in my routine was causing this problem.

It didn’t take me very long to come to the conclusion that my detangling step in my routine was the culprit. In fact, it’s probably been setting me back for a long while now. Looking back on it now, I was pulling actual full strands out rather than shed/dead hair. At the time I was religiously using the Tangle Teezer, which apparently is not at all the best for my type of hair. Oops. My other detangler of choice was the Denman Brush…another fail on my part. The Denman Brush is just as bad if not worse than the Tangle Teaser.

This WHOLE time I was pulling my hair out without even realizing it. I mean, I realized it but I thought it was perfectly normal at the time. Silly me!

Last Thursday, when I refreshed my hair I opted for a comb rather than a brush and the comb wouldn’t go through my curls. The comb’s seams caught onto my hair and were causing that problem.

FullSizeRender 2IMG_5602I searched for a comb that I used to use when I first started wearing my hair curly and was elated that it didn’t have any of those seams!

I began at the ends and worked my way up to my roots and saw that there was minimal hair in the comb. YAY! I deep conditioned my hair on Sunday and used the same comb and glided through my hair yet again. I will say my hair does have a little more frizz than when I detangle with my Tangle Teezer, but frizz doesn’t really bother me that much.

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I recall the Tangle Teezer and Denman Brush working in the past, but maybe it caused the fairy knots and then began yanking my hair out. I’m glad I know this now and I hope to retain and gain some length now. So if you’re experiencing some excessive shedding or breakage while detangling, it could be your brush or even comb.

What do you guys detangle your hair with?

As always, thanks for reading!

ChelsiKay

 

Acne Woes Pt….101?

Beauty, Lifestyle, Natural, skincare

Sometimes I feel like every time I have clear skin, here comes another breakout just waiting to happen. About two weeks ago, I broke out all over my T-zone, (minus the forehead) cheeks and chin. I’m not sure why exactly, but I felt like I had this great routine to keep all the pimples away and it wasn’t working. All I know is that my skin was really inflamed and was giving me the blues.

I had been using the Peter Thomas Roth Acne System that is loaded with salicylic acid, which is known to keep acne away. It worked for about a week and then, BAM, another breakout. To try and remedy the pimples, I did my Leahlani Mermaid Mask and then later that week my Herbivore Blue Tansy Mask. They did help temporarily, but the pimples would not budge!

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At one point, I was just extremely frustrated, which I’m sure caused some more acne. So, I went back to basics. Each pimple, I applied a hot compress and slowly drained them. It was a process but it did work.

I came to a realization (thanks to the Youtuber Gothamista) that maybe I was being way too harsh on my face. She is very knowledgeable about pH and the ingredients in the products out there on the market. I began to use some of the same steps she uses to keep her skin clear as well as some steps that I thought would help.

  1. Don’t over wash my skin
    • I began washing my face with just water in the morning followed by a gentle toner   IMG_5582
  2. Calm my skin down
    • I used a calming mask (stolen from mom) from the Farmacy line: Honey Potion Renewing Antioxidant Hydration Mask
    • I also used Glossier’s Super Pure niacinamide serum which is unexpectedly gentle.IMG_5580
  3. Hydrate my skin
    • I stopped using just the Herbivore Lapis Oil and applied an actual moisturizer. Dr. Jart’s Water Drop to be exact…also stole from mom.
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  4. Use a gentle yet effective cleanser at night
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Within two days, my skin improved. My pimples didn’t hurt and weren’t nearly as big. It’s been four days now and even my hormonal acne is responding well to this new routine. I would love to pinpoint exactly what’s helping, but it could be all of it or some of it. I get so irritated with my acne that I slather EVERYTHING onto my face just to get rid of pimples and that could have been setting me back this whole time. I’m going to keep up this routine for a few weeks and then be sure to update you guys. I’m also going to take a before picture now so that I don’t forget and can show you all actual results! Thanks for reading!

ChelsiKay

Finally, Glossier.

Beauty, Minimalism, Natural, simplicity, skincare

Today I decided to be proactive and start blogging a little bit earlier than normal, especially since it’s going to be a busy day for me. Today I’m celebrating my best friend’s birthday. She has a blog too called thelavendersmile. So instead of completely neglecting my schedule and you guys, I thought why not just get a head start and post early?!

Most Friday’s, I don’t have too much to talk about unless of course, I’ve planned something in advance. Today isn’t really a planned post but I do want to talk about my purchase from Glossier.

I have no idea what took me SO long to buy anything from them, but the day has finally come. This, of course, isn’t a review, because I JUST got the products yesterday and I’ve only used one of them.

Glossier is a brand that stands for pretty much everything I am about! It minimal, clean, no nonsense, still fun, quirky, and of course aesthetically pleasing! I have used their skin tint and it is a little too lightweight for my hyperpigmented skin, but one of these days I will ONLY be able to do lightweight.

Anyway, onto the purchases. I will do a review on these products very soon…I have a long list of products to review already!

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So I had to get the Glossier Boy Brow in black because 1. It’s a bestseller and 2. It makes everyone’s eyebrows look natural and filled in instantly! I think everyone should have a little bit of boy brow in their makeup kit and I haven’t even used it yet! I’ve seen countless videos on YouTube of people using this brow gel and it’s a hit. The tube should be a whole lot bigger for the price. I’m not usually one to complain too much about price, but the Boy Brow is pretty small. At $16 they could definitely make the tube a bit wider. It does seem to be the only product that is that small as well as the only product you’ll need to buy over and over again. There’s gotta be a method to their madness.

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I was not supposed to be buying skincare this month, but I really couldn’t resist. So I kind of tweaked my no buying skincare month into purchasing from Sephora. I am in Sephora at least 3 to 4 times a month and I ALWAYS buy something skincare related. Anyway, I had to get my hands onto the Glossier Super Pure Niacinamide + Zinc serum. Apparently, niacinamide and zinc are supposed to help with inflammation that accompanies acne. Well, guess who has acne prone skin and lots of skin inflammation? This girl. So it was almost written in the stars that I had to buy this serum. I already like it because it goes on your skin like water!

So, I think that I’ll really like both of these products and I’ll probably purchase some other ones later on. I couldn’t make this post too long, but I did want to get it up for you all nice and early!

Comment if you’ve tried Glossier and tell me what your favorite product is!

ChelsiKay

How I Take & Edit my Instagram Pictures

Beauty, Fashion, Lifestyle, simplicity

So, I’m pretty proud of the way my Instagram feed has been looking lately. It’s really not that big of a deal but it is just aesthetically pleasing to me and I want to talk a little bit about it.

My Instagram grid doesn’t really follow any particular theme exactly, but I do post similar things like skincare, outfit of the days/nights, and as of lately… coffee! These past few weeks, my mom and I made it a point to check out a new coffee shop in the D.C. area at least once a week. So far, my favorite is Dolcezza because they have affogato (it’s a gelato place duh!) and they’re also everywhere in D.C.!

PLANNING:

I do plan out many of my posts because I like for it to look neat. I think that’s just the planner/creator in me. If you look at my grid you can see that any picture of/with me (OOTD, an “usie,” or a mirror picture) right below or above it is another picture of/with me. Everything else is either food, skincare, makeup, quotes, art, or nature.

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EDITING:

Believe it or not, I edit with the Photos app…yup the one that’s already on the iPhone. I usually change up the brilliance, black point, and then I’ll just lighten up just a tad. The majority of the time, I try to have really good lighting and take decent pictures from the get-go so that I can do minimal editing.

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Those times when minimal editing just won’t do, I’ll open up PicFX. I’ll usually go with the PFX Film filters and see how those make my pictures look. I also use PicFX to make the picture square if I didn’t set the camera to square, to begin with. When PicFX fails me, then I’ll just open up the Instagram app and use the filter Ludwig and post it!

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Very rarely I’ll use Snapseed to brighten (usually the background) the picture. Almost never, I’ll use FaceTune to blur blemishes out of selfie pictures. I’m trying to get in the habit of 1. Embracing my imperfections and 2. Having clear skin, to begin with.

PROPS:

 Props are pretty much my favorite part of taking pictures! Sometimes I use marble contact paper as a background, other times I’ll use glossy cardstock or a small blackboard. Let me just say, cardstock and black boards are amazing for taking flat lay pictures!

Not too long ago I put marble contact paper onto a LACK shelf that I wasn’t using and now it’s what I use to take the majority of skin care purchases, loves, and must-haves. Marble is just really in right now and it makes all of my pictures look so put together and clean.

Recently, I just started incorporating Sugarfina gummy bears into my pictures. Don’t worry they’re no longer edible so they didn’t go to waste. I guess it took us too long to eat them so they got hard…so why not use them as props in your pictures? The gummy bears look great on that small blackboard by the way.

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As far as what I use to take the pictures, I usually stick to my iPhone because it’s got pretty great quality. Occasionally, I get out my Canon T5, borrow my mom’s 50mm and shoot for when I want my image to look more “professional.”

So, that’s how I take and edit my pictures for Instagram! There’s really not that much to it! I just thought today I would share my not so secret secrets to my Instagram feed! Go and check out my Instagram @chelsiiohkay. Thanks for reading!

ChelsiKay

 

 

 

First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Pads Review

Beauty, Lifestyle, simplicity, skincare

I really did want to wait for this post since I feel like I JUST posted about it, but I could not wait! Remember my Herbivore Lapis Oil post that I was so giddy about? Well, I’m pretty giddy about my First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Pads. For the rest of this post, I’m just going to call these pads FAB Radiance Pads or FAB Pads because it is a bit shorter!

I’ll be honest, I turned my nose up at First Aid Beauty at first because I always thought they were kind of basic and didn’t really come with the bells and whistles (yummy scents, amazing packaging, pretty colors) like other skincare lines do. To be fair, I think GlamGlow over does it with the bells and whistles…mainly their scents and funky packaging. Most of FAB is unscented, undyed, and kind of uninteresting. I once received a sample of their moisturizer and thought it was just okay – probably better for dry skin. So, I never really gave them a second look.

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It wasn’t until I was recommended the FAB Radiance Pads by a Sephora employee that I knew I made a huge mistake judging First Aid Beauty. Now I’m scouring Sephora.com to see if they have any other products in the line that may cater to my skin. However, I don’t plan on purchasing any more skin care (from Sephora) until the month of April is over, which is RIGHT around the corner!

Upon purchasing the FAB Radiance Pads, I thought “hey why not, they’re only $30 (60-count) and I can ALWAYS return them since Sephora has such a generous return policy.” Little did I know that I would actually look forward to using these exfoliating pads on a daily basis.

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Here’s a little blurb on the FAB Radiance Pads from Sephora.com:

If you want to know more…
Facial Radiance® Pads contain just the right amount of lactic and glycolic acids to make them safe and effective for daily use, even for people with sensitive skin. Cucumber and Indian gooseberry tone the face, while lemon peel and licorice root leave the skin looking bright and glowing. Regular use of these pads will smooth the skin’s texture, providing a perfect canvas for flawless makeup application. 

What I love about these FAB Pads is that you see results pretty instantly…of course, they’re no miracle worker and don’t make your skin glow like the moon, but your (my) skin does appear brighter after using. After about a week of use, dark spots begin to fade and uneven skin tones begin to even out. Emphasis on begin(s). 

I stated in my last post about the FAB Pads that if you’re used to using acid peels that are much stronger, then these exfoliant pads may not work as effectively.

This time around, I actually have an after picture, which really isn’t helpful because I have no before pictures. Also, it was right after I used the product because I planned on having more after pictures to see the difference. I really need to get better at this!

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Now my dark spots are still pretty visible, but my cheekbones and pretty much anywhere I’d apply highlight to is all glowy and radiant! I’m sure over the course of a few months, my dark spots would fade away as well.

Anywho, the FAB Radiance Pads are good for anyone who has sensitive acne prone skin that typically reacts badly to alpha hydroxy acids. The exfoliant pads can be used every day twice a day if necessary. I think of these FAB Pads as the equivalent to the Herbivore Blue Tansy AHA + BHA Resurfacing Mask but in toner and exfoliant form.

I like to use this product in the morning for a “wake me up” glow. If you use a tinted moisturizer go ahead and put it on right after using these pads because they make a pretty decent primer too!

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So, I think I’ll wrap this review right on up and say that these Facial Radiance Pads are worth the $30. If you’re worried about spending that much, you can always order the $15 FAB Pads (28-count) on Sephora.com and try them out. Please feel free to comment if you have any questions, comments or concerns. Thanks for reading!

ChelsiKay

Adding to my Capsule

Fashion, Lifestyle, Minimalism, simplicity, Slow Fashion, style

I know I know, I didn’t post my Friday post yesterday. I should seriously consider auto posting for when I’m out and about and don’t plan on being near a computer. Anyway, today I wanted to talk about American Eagle Outfitters. It’s not weird that I want to talk about this retailer, I promise.

I didn’t really shop at American Eagle as a teen because their clothes were pretty logo intensive then and I did not like that sort of style and still don’t. It wasn’t until a few years ago I happened upon their site and saw that they kind of changed their style to more everyday basics yet somewhat trendy style. This was around the time that I started doing a capsule wardrobe and shopped there for mainly t-shirts and jeans.

AE jeans are some of the best jeans on the market. This is coming from someone who has trouble finding jeans because of my somewhat abnormally long legs and the random tushy I have. Shopping for jeans is something I never ever want to go do but I know is necessary every few years or so. Sometimes I’m a 0 and sometimes I’m a 4. It always depends on the store and if their sizes don’t vary too much. American Eagle is one of those stores where I am the same size in every rise, fit, and wash. Ultimately, it’s as if American Eagle jeans are made for people with “abnormal” bodies…not for the super curvy, yet not for the waif either.

Anyway, I recently went on their site again and noticed the style has changed a bit once again. They still have their Soft & Sexy line, but also added a new line that I am really here for. The line is called “Don’t Ask Why” and it features slightly sexy, edgy and somewhat trendy clothing. Think, off the shoulder, lace up necklines, bomber jackets and an homage to Yeezy maybe?

Of course, I bought some things and plan on buying a couple of more items from there for the warmer months. I’m forever in a bind when it comes to clothes and Summer and I think American Eagle is my answer!

Is AE slow fashion? Not really, but it isn’t fast fashion either. There happens to be some retailers out there who fall right in the middle. Are their practices ethical? Well, I’m still searching for that but AE has a page about a better world which doesn’t exactly include “100% ETHICAL” or anything of the sort. However, they’re leaning more towards sustainability, which is a step in the right direction.

It helps to have a retailer to shop at that’s not super expensive and also pretty stylish. I can’t say the same for some slow retailers out there. I actually really love the idea of shopping somewhere that’s priced somewhere in the middle ($30-$150.)

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So I said all of that to say that I’ve added American Eagle Outfitters to my slow fashion shopping list, especially for the Summer months. If I buy anything else from AE, I’ll be sure to post about in my next capsule update! Thanks for reading!

ChelsiKay

The BEST Highlighter?

Beauty, Lifestyle

I’m not sure why I’m just now talking about this new product that I bought last month. I definitely made a video about it and planned on talking about it on here, but somehow never got around to it.

So, last month I purchased a highlighter palette from a brand called Karity. I’m sure most of you have heard of it, but if not, it’s a makeup brand that sells extremely pigmented highlighters. They also sell pigmented eye shadows and super soft brushes! What makes their company even better, is that their products are freaking affordable. How many palettes do you know of that are only $25 that are pigmented AF? Even some of the mid-range to high-end brands aren’t even as pigmented as Karity’s products are.

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Here is Karity’s mission for their company:

Karity is your destination for high-quality cosmetics at a fraction of the traditional costs. Built from the bottom up, we handcraft, sell, and deliver all of our products in-house to provide makeup that makes you and your wallet feel good.

So a little bit about my experience with Karity…

  • Their website is really easy to navigate and isn’t at all sketchy.
  • My order was processed successfully and I received the correct confirmation emails including shipping in a timely manner.
  • My package arrived in about three or four business days
  • The packaging has a sleek and clean look
  • Just as promised, each color is super pigmented and gives you the most amazing glow.
  • Cruelty-free 

I ordered the 2nd highlighter palette that seems to suit darker skin tones better than the 1st highlighter palette. The pigments have a creamy feel that glides on to the skin perfectly. Even though I had seen quite a few pictures of the product, I was still surprised at how well the product showed up on my skin. I’m so used to most highlighters appearing ashy and chalky. The product stays on ALL day no matter which color you choose to wear. You’ll literally be “lit” the whole entire day!

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I ordered the small angled contour brush along with the palette and I’m obsessed with it! There’s not too much I can say about the brush except that it’s extremely soft and well made.

There is only one con to this palette and that is that the site states that there is minimal fallout with the pigments and there is quite a bit of fallout when applying to the brush. That problem could be due to the brush or even user error, but that is something that I have noticed.

Overall, the palette is soooo amazing! I hope they make a rose gold or purple tinted highlighter palette in the future because I would absolutely buy that in a heartbeat. Comment if you have any questions and check out Karity’s website to get your own eyeshadows, brushes or highlighters!

Thanks for reading!

ChelsiKay

 

So Long, Hyperpigmentation

Beauty, Lifestyle, Natural, skincare

Have you all noticed that I no longer have been complaining about my acne as much? I’m not sure why exactly I had that crazy breakout almost a month ago, but it is finally gone and I have clear skin for the most part. I still have some pretty bad post inflammatory hyperpigmentation since that horrible breakout. Luckily, getting rid of dark spots are a whole lot easier even though it can take a long time for the spots to go away.

I’m not going to be all informative and what not because I’m still learning about hyperpigmentation and acne scarring myself and I don’t want to give any wrong information about it!  All I know is I really want to speed up the healing process of these spots that were left behind from my acne.

I do know that there are products that can help with this kind of problem and I do plan on using them! So, I just want to show you some products that I actually already had to help me (and you) with my little dark problem(s)!

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FAB Facial Radiance Pads – If you read my post from last week then you already know a little bit about this product. These have AHA’s (glycolic and lactic) that help to exfoliate and promote cellular turnover. Over time, these pads can really help to get rid of the appearance of dark spots.

NeoGen Dermalogy Bio Peel Gauze Peeling Pads – These pads also contain AHA’s (glycolic and lactic,) as well as Vitamin C. The pads contain lemon extract which naturally has Vitamin C. Vitamin C is a well-known brightening treatment and also helps reduce the appearance of dark spots over a period of time.

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Odacite Pure Elements Papaya + Geranium Serum – This is an all-natural serum that is specifically formulated to get rid of dark spots caused by acne. The papaya fruit enzymes plus the added lemon essential oil helps to dissolve dead skin cells and produce a nice glow. In other words…more cellular turnover! The Geranium provides a more evened out skin tone as well as some aromatherapy benefits.

Somme Institute Vitamin C Serum – More vitamin C! As I stated above, vitamin C is a great brightening treatment. What I didn’t state above is that Vitamin C is a good serum to add to your routine to protect against harmful environmental damage.

Drunk Elephant C-Firma™ Day Serum – You know the drill with all this Vitamin C…also see my Drunk Elephant Skin Care Review.

I will try to have more information on Vitamin C because I’m a bit confused whenever I read about it.

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The Ordinary Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA – Alpha Arbutin also helps reduce the appearance of dark spots and is supported with hyaluronic acid for enhanced delivery (paraphrased from Deciem website.) I’ve never even heard of alpha arbutin until The Ordinary hit popularity a few months ago. The Ordinary line provides amazing products for an even more amazing price. The Alpha Arbutin is only $8.90!

So, I have my options to get rid of my hyperpigmentation. These are products that we (mom and I) already had, therefore I don’t have to go out and buy anything! I never thought to already include these serums and exfoliants (other than FAB Radiance Pads) to my skin care routine. I want to keep you guys updated every month or so because I know this isn’t going to be an overnight process.

Thanks for reading.

ChelsiKay

My Spring Wishlist

Beauty, Fashion, Lifestyle, simplicity, style

I think I might be a little strange because I like to plan out my purchases. Obviously, I don’t plan out just any and every purchase, but anything over $75 I do. I have this wish/need list that I should finally start purchasing from, but I always get sidetracked by skincare and makeup. At this point, the only makeup I need is a new foundation which can be a tinted moisturizer or BB cream. And I MAY have to let my skincare obsession suffer for a few months in order to get the items on my wish list.

So what are these items that I speak of? Well, some of the items I do actually need and the rest are just items that I want. For instance, all of my jeans are slowly getting tighter and tighter. There is nothing more uncomfortable than tight jeans that don’t fit that well. I’m not getting fatter or anything, I’ve actually been working out and toning my body which causes some plumpness…especially in the booty area. I have a $20 off coupon at Madewell for some jeans, but since it’s getting warmer I can wait on that purchase.

 

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$135

 

I also could use some new sandals. I’ve worn the same sandals from TJ Maxx for three years and they are sadly falling apart. I figured I could just replace them with some new Madewell sandals. I told you guys, I really love Madewell’s clothes and accessories!

 

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The next item, I’m not too sure I need or just want. I haven’t tried on my shorts from the last two years, so I’m not certain they fit or not. Just in case, I may purchase some in the near future from…you guessed it…Madewell!

 

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$69

The rest of the items are just things that I want. Since I’ve stopped purchasing fast fashion, it’s a little bit harder to just go out and get them whenever I want. However, this saves me from purchasing crap as well as making impulse buys!

I’ve had my eye on these Vince Camuto block heels for awhile now! I have shoes like this that I’ve had for years and it’s finally time to renew them with something a little more substantial. I love any shoes from Vince Camuto because the quality is great and the comfort level is amazing! I used to have some platform heels from Vince that were super high and I could dance, walk and do flips in those babies. Now, I don’t really wear heels that high simply because I don’t go out as often anymore.

 

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$79 (they’re on sale!!!)

This next item most definitely leans to a frivolous want. I went to Bloomingdale’s the other day and saw this tee dress that I felt like I needed to have. There are those days that I don’t really feel like getting dressed and how easy would it be to throw on this cute slightly oversized tee dress with some heels, boots, or sneakers? The only problem is that because it’s an Alexander Wang brand, it’s pretty expensive for what it is. However, I’m sure this dress would last FOREVER if I do decide to purchase it.

 

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$150

Last but not least, I saw this Pop & Suki bag a few months ago and I knew that I just had to have it. I don’t see too many people with it IRL and that is always a plus to me. What I like most about it is that it’s a convertible bag! I can get a shoulder strap or backpack straps…how cool is that?! If you’ve read my blog before then you know that I’m all about versatility when it comes to clothing and accessories. I love backpacks and I love small bags so this is perfect. It is near $200, but it is a handbag and completely worth it in my opinion. I’m not sure when this will be mine, but I’m hoping very very soon!

 

 

 

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$195 

So that’s my Spring Wishlist you guys! I was going to do a March favorites or essentials but they honestly haven’t changed that much from February so I thought this would be better!

What are some items that are on your wishlist? Comment down below, I’m curious :).

ChelsiKay