Summer Empties

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Happy Tuesday Friends,

This is the first time I am doing a post like this. Typically, I do my empties on my youtube channel, look at me switching thing up 🙂 Let’s jump right in. I wanted to do a short review on these products, being I have used them up I can tell you how I feel about them.

Sunday Riley Good Genes I really enjoyed this product. There is something about using a product that makes you feel luxurious. Every night I would get excited because I got to give myself a mini facial in a bottle. Unfortunately, this product caused my skin to break out over time. My entire jawline had small bumps which then turned into scars that I am still trying clear up. I really wished it would have worked for my skin because I really loved this product.

Thayers Witch Hazel Okay so… you need this product. This was like no other toner I have every used before. I used to rave about the Neutrogena No Alcohol Toner. I use this product for so many things.  It works great to take my makeup off, to tone, as a refresher and a micellar water. It helps to decrease inflammation and redness (that’s what pimples are!). I can go on and on about this product. I already repurchased and I had to get a back up to my back up.

OLEHENRIKSEN Truth Advanced Moisturizing Crème I have used this product before, this is about my second or third bottle. It is a great moisturizer but there isn’t much special about it. I do like the way it smells. It is lacking something that I can’t put my finger on. Not to discount this is a great  product, but I still wanted to try other things. I know that is a weird way to describe this product but it is great.

Kate Somerville Ret-A-Sphere I don’t know why I have to explain how many times I have repurchased each product but I feel the need to share lol. This is number 2 for this product. In my mind retnol will have fade my dark spots because it is a chemical exfoliant. Welcome to my 30s because my skin must have changed, this freaked my skin out. The first tube I used it did wonders for my skin which is why I wanted to repurchase it.

Shea Moisture Shea Oil When I was in college my hair started to grow like a tumbleweed (lol) my hair dresser said it may have been the shea butter I was using. I had been on the hunt to find a better shea oil for natural hair and here it is. I found it.  I loved this oil it was amazing very moisturizing and it is inexpensive!

Deva Curl One Condition I love this line! It does wonders for my hair. Washing my hair has been much easier. It provided so much slip making my wash day so much easier. I think I may have talked about this line in other post. Overall if you have natural hair… this should be in your shower. It is amazing.

Two Faced Better Than Sex Mascara I tried this mascara just to try something new. I normally wear the Benefit They’re real I wanted to try this because I heard great things about it. It was great, but I prefer they’re real.

L’Oreal Voluminous Lash Primer I. Love. This. Stuff! I can’t with out it. I am a big eyelash person, and when I discovered this my life has been forever changed. I think this is my 4th tub.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer I really really really like this brow pencil. I was using a cheap eyebrow pencil which was great, I had used that pencil for years, but I did like the face I needed to sharpen it after each use. I was on the hunt to find a brow pencil that I didn’t need to sharpen. I got lucky, not only did I find a twist up pencil but it also has an angled tip. It makes a more precise line and angle.

Summer Skin Protection

Good Day Lovilies,

We are about halfway through the summer at this point. One thing I think is really important pertaining to the summer is protecting our skin from the sun. I am a huge skin care junkie; yes, I admit it. The skin is our largest organ and we have to take care of it. We always hear, take care of your skin when you are young or you will regret it later. I live by this motto.

Today I will be sharing with you the sunscreens I use on a daily basis, as well as when I am spending the day outside. 

Daily Lotion: In the summer I opt for a lotion with SPF, such as Lubriderm Daily Moisture Lotion with SPF 15. Just to give me a light layer of protection in my daily activities. I started using this lotion for the first time this summer and I actually like it a lot. In the past couple of years I would used the Neutrogena Beach Defense Sunscreen Spray. After my shower and before my lotion I would spray this all over, then apply lotion, if you want to see all the products I use check out this post. I find using Lubriderm Daily Moisture Lotion with SPF 15 alone now, which is much easier, just a one stop shop. I still use the Neutrogena Beach Defense Sunscreen Spray, but on top of the Lubriderm Daily Moisture Lotion with SPF 15, for extra protection.  

Face moisturizer: In the summer I increase the SPF for my face, just in case. I wear an SPF year round on my face but in the summer when the sun is closer to the earth, I like to take extra precautions to protect my skin. I have been using the Neutrogena Healthy Defense Moisturizer in SPF 50. I have been using this for about 2 years now, and I always go back to it especially in the summer.

(Bonus)Fashion: When you know you are going to be outside, remember to wear your sunglasses to protect your eyes and don’t forget your hat. Hats are so chic, especially when you wear a cute summer dress! I have a lot of examples on my Pinterest!

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I hope you found this useful and you protect yourself while you are out in the heat 🙂

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