May Skincare Favorites

 

Hey everyone! Welcome to my blog. It’s been awhile since we sat down and talked about favorites. And since it’s that time again, I thought I’ll round up a few of my skincare favorites from the last month or so.

So, let’s hop into it.

Hey Sharonoox May Skincare Faves

For this post I wanted to show you a few of the items that I’ve really been enjoying for the month of May, the ones that have made my daily skincare routine all the more fun and the ones that help to make my skin not only look and feel on top condition, but help to give me a little bit of zen in my life at the same time. I love these products and I know that you will too!

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You guys know I’m super into moisturizers so when I was given this Clarins Extra Firming Day Wrinkle Lifting Cream  free sample from my beautician at my local Pharmaprix to try it out,  and I was completely hooked. I love it so much that I’ve been in my daily routine for quite sometime now. I’m sad that it’s finishing soon but I’ll purchase it in a full size. I’m lazy when it comes to applying too many products on my skin so I really like the efficient way of wearing it. The formula is so creamy that makes it easy to wear and it smells so amazing. This product is luxurious that it feels like an awesome treat to apply! I’d go as far to say that the Firming Day Cream is up there with some of my favorites. It leaves my skin feeling very hydrated and firmer. Give it a go if you haven’t already. 

Aveeno Posivitely Radiant Night Cream

You all know by now that I’m a fan of Aveeno products and this Positively Radiant Intensive Night Cream is my drugstore alternative night cream to my Lancome Bienfait Vital Night Cream when I don’t feel like to be spendy. I’m not saying that it’s better than the latter but it’s works the same for me. Both have vitamins that helps the skin to recharge, radiantly luminous and ready to face the day.

Aveeno Posivitely Radiant Night Cream

I’ve been using this product consistency for the past 3 months before going to bed and I’ve almost ran out of this one. Even though it’s almost done but it lasts a long time because I don’t need to use so much product. The formula is so good that with just the size of dime is all I need, so a little goes a long way. I’m so happy that I almost hit pan with this product. I love it so much. Get yours here.

Origins Frosty Face wash

Next favorite I want to give a shout out to is the Origins Cheeks and Balances Frosty Face Wash. Come on who doesn’t like Origins right! This brand is awesome and honestly I’ve been loving some of their skincare products lately.

I tried it a many times and with so many products I received, I kind of forgot about it and ever since I rediscovered it again in my vanity and I’ve been using this non-stop. With combo skin I find it hard to pick a cleanser that doesn’t dry out my face and keeps the oil at a minimum but this product changed everything. It smells great and lather amazingly. It gives a foamy feeling during wash and it feels gently to the skin. A little goes such a long and I do appreciate that. Makes me remember why I love it so much in the first place. If you love Origins, you must run to get it, it saddens me that such great product is so underrated.

Acure Moroccan Oil [Rose]
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This product smells insane. Yes, I’m talking about the Acure Moroccan Argan Oil Rose. This was sent to me for an exchange of my honest opinion a while ago. I love the scents of rose and cherish it; this smells so good. The pump bottle packaging is perfect for girls like me who prefers not to dab my fingers into the product. And when it comes to cute packaging, I’m down you know what I mean. Another thing I really like about the packaging is that it’s travel friendly.

I’ve been wearing this as face serum in my nighttime skincare routine, on my cuticles and my dry flaky heels. It’s super moisturizing and with my combination to dry skin type this is a great standby oil to always have on my hand. This oil is the best I’ve tried by far. For some of you who’s environmentally concern, rest assure that this brand is cruelty, vegan and paraben FREE.  You seriously got to try it.

Caudalie Grape Water

Last but not least in my May Skincare Favorite is the Caudalie Grape Water.  I LOVE face mists, and when I stumbled upon this Grape Water by Caudalie I know that we’re going to be BFF. I love this stuff. It has the faintest scents of grapes which isn’t over the top kind of smell, if you know what I mean! It’s so easy to use and it makes my skin feels nice and fresh. I like to spritz it when I’m on my no makeup day – just to give my skin a little boost and energy kick which I didn’t know I needed. You can also used it as a setting spray after your makeup, it’s so versatile you can use it how ever ways that sails your boat. Trust me! This is a must have. Available at Sephora.

Have you tried any of the products that I’ve mentioned in this post? If so, which ones are your favorites? I’d love to know! I’m always looking for new skincare products to try, so if you’ve any recommendations that you think I’ll love then please let me know by leaving me a comment down below, I can’t wait to hear what you guys are loving!

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Sharon xoxo

 

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Yes to grapefruit – Underrated Skincare Product – Review

 

What’s up you guys! Today, I’ll be talking about a skincare product that has been under the radar. I find this product to be underrated. It’s a good product that not so many people talk about it enough.

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I don’t really heard anyone talks about it. I think it’s so good. I really like it that it makes my skin feel hydrated and helps on my uneven skin tone at the same time. I just love how it make my skin looks and feel.

On a side note, Yes to … products are always 100% free of toxic ingredients. Rest assure that their products are at least 98% natural, free of parabens, and made with recyclable materials. By the way this brand is not tested on animals (cruelty free) and vegan free, in case you’re wondering.

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Here’s a bunch of products and solution to your every skin types. You can find ‘YES TO‘ store, online, Amazon and in almost every drugstore, mass and grocery outlet.

It says here on their website about the product description: Yes To Grapefruit Even Skin Tone Moisturizer is clinically proven to help diminish the appearance of dark spots in four weeks! It contains Moringa oil which apparently is a great conditioning ingredient that boosts radiance with fatty acids while grapefruit helps to decrease the appearance of age spots.

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I’m always looking for ways to brighten up my skin and this moisturizer is life changing for me. I’ve an uneven skin tone on my cheek for the longest time and I hated it. I’ve tried many products but all had gone to waste. But after religiously applying Yes to grapefruit for the past 2 weeks, just look at the result. This may sound crazy but it’s amazing. I’m very impressed!

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After trying for 2 weeks, here’s my two cents on this product.

It does a great job at moisturizing. I like that it has a thinner yet creamy texture to it. It absorbs easily into my dried skin without leaving behind a greasy or oily finish. In my opinion, the formula might be too rich for oily skin type person but if you’re dry skin, then you’re going to love it.

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Granted the smell of this product is pretty strong but it goes away quickly. I’m usually very sensitive to strong smells but this I can tolerate. It’s not bad at all, you can smells the scents of grapefruit combined with bitter orange extract.

Don’t be scared by the slight whitish cast as you apply them …that goes away too as you blend them in. So far, I’m very happy with this product.

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I really like it despite reading some negative reviews about it. I think this moisturizer needs more love and for something that actually works, the question is why not! That’s right, I’m shouting from my roof top that you should run and get it. I highly recommend it.

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Let me know if this is the kind of post you want to read in my blog, then I can do it more often. There’s so many beauty products that get so much hype on the internet but there’s a ton that doesn’t get enough hype. They’re so good and nobody talks about it!

Has anyone try it? Would love to hear your thoughts in the comment.

Okay, that complete my post today. Hope you’d enjoyed reading it.

Thank you so much for stopping by to read. If you did enjoy this post definitely follow my blog. I hope you come to check on my social media down below. In the meantime come and say hi! I’ll see you on my next blog, bye!

Sharon xoxo

 

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Acure Organics Body Care Game Changer

 

Hey guys! Welcome back to my blog. Today, I’ll be talking about skincare body care. I know that with makeup we can achieve the instant gratification. We can see the satisfaction of seeing a total transformation happening. And body care general speaking is not always that way. It’s a longer process, we’re doing treatment on our skin.

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So, I want to talk about this product that gives you a quick and effective result. It can really so something for you in a hurry.

I have Mackenzie wholeheartedly to thank for. She’s from Pierce Mattie Communication and I’m happy to received this wonderful product for an exchange of an honest product review.

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It’s this Ultra-Hdyrating Body Lotion by Acure Organics. It contains cocoa butter and they’re fragrance and cruelty free.

It says here on the packaging: “Apply to skin as needed and then ask yourself how you ever lived without this lotion.”

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This product will give you an instant gratification for the skin on. This is the best thing to use to smooth your skin. It’s the best season to use rescue your rough or flaky skin.

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I truly enjoy this. It feels so nice and smooth on skin. It dries up quickly without feeling tacky or sticky. It goes on so thin and very fast absorbing. It’s like it evaporate to thin air but still leaving your skin hydrated and gentle feel.

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Here’s a step by step swatch to show how quick this lotion works. You can see the difference between the top image and the bottom one after I applied the lotion.

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If you don’t own this and you have any dry skin issues in winter, you need it.

That’s it for my quickest game changer that gives you instant gratification. Hope you’d enjoyed reading it.

Thanks so much for reading.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Sharon xoxo

 

Note: This brand is vegan | sulfate free | paraben free | cruelty free

Disclaimer: I received one of the product mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. 

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Cruelty Free Drugstore Makeup Brands

 

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Hey lovelies!

I’m so glad to be back after my one week off from surgery and I just can’t wait to share some of the highlights for the coming weeks. As we go along, you will be introduced to different segments in my upcoming posts. So do stay tuned!

On my previous post, I did talked and touched the tip of doing more of the cruelty free beauty products in my post and today I’m going to enforce it by just going to do just that.

So, what does cruelty free products actually means? In layman terms it simply means products which are not tested on animals. You can help save rabbits, guinea pigs, mice, rats and other animals from going through the excruciating tests.

How do you know if the product is cruelty free? Well, with the PETA’s Beauty program it’s as easy as (vegan) pie! Just look for the cruelty free bunny logo on the product package you intend to purchase or check out on my weekly post where I’ll feature more of the new brands joining this cruelty free program, also where to get them and how to be active to help save one bunny at a time. Here is the link of the logo.

Frankly speaking, I don’t claim that I am all about cruelty free and vegan free but after reading  and understand the importance of supporting cruelty free products, I put myself this challenge to have and create more awareness on the makeup products I’m about to purchase in the future.

Do you know that you can find cruelty free makeup brands at your local drugstores? I didn’t know before but I do now and I’m totally going to share some of these amazing finds with you guys.

Here are the counters to look for when you shop for cruelty free makeup products :-

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Annabelle|Flower|Milani Cosmetics|NYX Cosmetics|Physician Formula|Pixi|Wet N Wild|E.L.F.

As you can see that there are plenty of cruelty-free alternatives out there! I’ve put together this list to help you make the right choices. It’s very easy to find good budget-friendly brands and products at your local drugstore.

That’s it for this week’s edition of the cruelty free drugstore makeup brands and I will do another posting on high end makeup brands for the companies whom had also signed up for cruelty free pledge.

What are your favorite cruelty free drugstore finds? I love to hear comments from you.

As usual, thank you so very much for reading!

Sharon xoxo