My Holy Grail Foundation(s)

Beauty, Lifestyle, simplicity, Uncategorized

Ok so yes I have more than one Holy Grail foundation but I honestly think everyone should. Everyone should have at least a day foundation and a night foundation at the very least. Me? I have three Holy Grail foundations, all for different reasons though. Let me explain.

So I have briefly talked about my Renewed Hope in a Jar Skin Tint on here before and let me just say…I feel the same exact way about it that I felt when I first started using it. This tinted moisturizer has never disappointed especially in these hot months. Not once has it slid off of my face or gotten really oily, unless of course, I didn’t set it with powder.

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Even though I despise the pump the Ordinary Serum Foundation comes in…it’s still a pretty amazing foundation. It was most definitely worth the wait and of course the $6 price tag. For $6 you’d expect a foundation to be crap, but it’s better than most foundations in Sephora. I like to wear this foundation at night, usually to happy hour or on a date. This stuff does not move or slide and the coverage is medium, so it’s not too much or too little. Also, who doesn’t love a satin finish?

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Last but not least, my Becca Ever-Matte Shine Proof Foundation is my end all be all. I would wear this ALL the time if it wasn’t so thick and had sunscreen in it. The finish is matte and it STAYS matte. There have been times where I didn’t even set it with powder and it still stayed on all night. If you couldn’t tell, I like to wear this foundation at night when I’m going out dancing or a special event. I can always count on this foundation to cover my acne scars and do so for the entirety of the night. I will forever be purchasing this foundation until they either change the formula or discontinue it.

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So those are my holy grail foundations. I have no idea if they’re going to change, but I highly doubt they will anytime soon.

What is your holy grail foundation?

Thanks for reading.

ChelsiKay

The Ordinary Serum Foundation + Giveaway WINNER.

Beauty, Lifestyle, simplicity, skincare

Happy Monday everyone! So first I want to thank everyone who entered the giveaway! I’m very glad that people actually participated and I will be having more giveaways in the future so be sure to enter those when they come along. So I used a raffle app on my phone called Raffle App to choose a winner for me.

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Without further ado…the winner of my giveaway is: IMG_5877

Congratulations EmmZeeBee, I’ll be messaging you on Instagram later today to get your information!

Now for the blog post! I HAD to get The Ordinary Serum Foundation and try it out. I filmed a video about it even and I’ll post it at the end of this blog.

I ordered this foundation May 6th and it didn’t arrive until May 28th. There were a ton of people ordering and it took awhile to process, but it was well worth the wait. I read a handful of reviews and everybody really fell in love with this foundation. I was really psyched for it to arrive!

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Here are a few things to know about the foundation:

  • Lightweight almost like water
  • Medium coverage
  • Buildable
  • Satin finish
  • Plays well with others (other foundations or concealers)
  • No creasing
  • Incredibly affordable

IMG_3695So far, I’m really loving it except that it doesn’t contain SPF which is alright because I can wear sunscreen underneath. I do choose to wear this at night when I don’t want a super full coverage look.

I’m done rambling because I did plenty of that in the video. Thanks for reading as always!

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