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I was inspired by today’s post from @offdutydiary (go check it out!) to talk to you about my #lipcare rituals. I’m talking about a lot more than just the two products pictured here, so read to the end 👇🏻 . . First, a quick comparison of #freshbeauty Sugar Lip Polish Exfoliator and #milkandhoney Lip Polish*: . . I prefer milk + honey. I’ve heard people rave about how soft the Fresh scrub leaves their lips, how they don’t need to use a lip balm after, how it’s their HG. But it doesn't have the same grandiose results for me. My lips feel just as dry after using as it as they did before, albeit a little more exfoliated. . . The milk + honey scrub does more to hydrate my lips, and at $12, it’s a cheaper choice than Fresh. I did a review of it before, so check it out. . . But it is still not enough for my dry lips. So, what is enough? . . First, I love #NIOD Lip Bio-Lipid Concentrate (np) because it not only immediately plumps and enhances lip colour, but also has long-term benefits of hydrating and reducing chapping. However, at $60, I am not quite ready to repurchase just yet. . . Instead, what has been working really well for me lately is using most of the products I us on my face directly on my lips. I start with using a lip scrub, then proceed to my actives stage (yes, I bring acid toners, AHA treatments, retinol, and vitc down to my lips), then follow with a hydrating toner, essence, and even serum on my lips, layer my eye cream directly on and around my mouth, and seal it all in with pure lanolin. . . I still need to apply lip balm throughout the day, but the above routine has definitely improved the severity of my chapped lips. . . What do you do for lip care? . . . . * kindly gifted #skincare #skincarecollection #skincareobsessed #igskin #skincareluxury #luxuryskincare #luxurybeauty #skincarecommunity #instaskincare #skincarelover #skincareregime #healthyskincare #discoverunder10k #intothegloss

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@mycaudalie kindly gifted me the Instant Detox Mask, and I was instantly in love. This gentle pink clay mask also contains papaya enzymes, coffee, and grape marc to detoxify and exfoliate the skin. I love how gentle it is, but I still mist my clay masks throughout the application to prevent them from drying completely. Do you mist your clay masks? . . . . . . . . #caudalie #mycaudalie #intothegloss #beautybloggers #igbeauty #bblog #instabeauty #beautylover #skincareaddiction #beautyobsessed #beauty #skincare #skincarecommunity #igskincare #nycblogger #instaskincare #skincareobsessed #skincarejunkie #skincareaddict #beautygram #skincaredaily #skincareblogger #beautycommunity #skincareluxury #skincareroutine #skincarereview #skincarelover #beautyflatlay #discoverunder10k #skincaredaily

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#prioripartner When @prioriskincare reached out to collaborate, I was beyond excited because I’d heard great things about the brand and its focus on clean, #NaturallyAdaptive skincare. #Priori products respond to your skin’s unique needs (think environment, nutrition, and genetics) and deliver personalized results at the cellular level. The advanced adaptive properties of these products come from Priori’s formulas that synergize active ingredients into proprietary complexes. The superstar complex in Priori’s newest TTC line is Triple Turmeric Complex: a compound of three turmeric actives, green tea, grapeseed, and licorice. TTC has dramatic antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-redness benefits, as well as skin-whitening ability and tyrosinase inhibition to treat pigmentation. Best of all, the turmeric is colourless, so you don’t have to worry about yellow staining! I’ve been testing (and loving) the Illumination Treatment and Skin Restore Crème for the past week, and I can’t wait to tell you more about these babes when I’ve had a chance to use them longer. #skincare #skincareroutine #beauty #skincarediary #beautyaddict #skincarejunkie #igbeautyblogger #discoverunder10k #instablogger #nycblogger #skincareblogger #bblogger #beautygram #instabeauty #igbeauty #skincareobsessed #instaskincare #skincareaddict #skincare #skincarecommunity #skincareluxury #iloveskincare #intothegloss #skincaretips #itgtopshelfie #byrdiebeauty #uobeauty

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#texturetuesday featuring last night's #maskmonday with @biologique_recherche_usa #MasqueVivant and #MasqueVIPO2 I've been masking with both twice a week for the past couple of months and I don't know how I ever lived without them. Among their many benefits, #Vivant regulates sebum secretions and #VIPO2 oxygenates and moisturizes. I first apply VIP O2 in a thick layer around my eyes and follow by applying a mixture of the two on my face and neck. The process can be a bit messy, so I love mixing the two by squeezing them directly on a @makeupdrop * and massaging in circular motions until the mixture turns a uniform colour. The amount pictured here is usually enough to cover half of my face. I repeat the process once for the other side, and then again for my neck. . . . . . . *kindly gifted #biologiquerecherche #intothegloss #beautybloggers #bblog #instabeauty #beautylover #skincareaddiction #beauty #skincare #skincarecommunity #igskincare #nycblogger #instaskincare #skincareobsessed #skincarejunkie #skincareaddict #beautygram #makeupdrop #skincareblogger #skincareluxury #skincarereview #skincarelover #discoverunder10k #skincaredaily

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Happy #Halloween, loves! I had no idea I had so many orange products on my vanity, and I realized after I took this photo I have more in my shower and bathroom I could have added. . The #villagehalloweenparade passes right outside my apartment, cutting off pedestrian access to my building. I plan on leaving work early today and hunkering down with my Netflix and my snacks before my street shuts down for the evening. I don't even plan on checking out this iconic parade, that's how much I can't stand crowds. What are you doing tonight? #summerfridays #overtimemask #soldejaneiro #bumbumcream #drunkelephant #drunkinlove #cfirma #herbivorebotanicals #phoenixoil #skincare #beauty #skincarejunkie #igbeautyblogger #discoverunder10k #instablogger #nycblogger #skincareblogger #bblogger #instabeauty #igbeauty #skincareobsessed #skincareaddict #skincare #skincareroutine #skincarecommunity #iloveskincare #intothegloss #credobeauty

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I mentioned yesterday that I’m currently enjoying the clearest skin of my adult life. While I’m not completely #acnefree, I now rarely get random whiteheads and small breakouts, a welcome change I can attribute to my #skincareregimen. However, I still get sporadic #hormonalacne, which no #skincareroutine can completely eradicate. When my monthly visitors arrive, I can’t live without #pimplepatches, like the #MightyPatch @herocosmetics kindly gifted me. I find patches great for three things: 1) Drawing out excess sebum from developing spots 2) Drawing out leftover sebum from *carefully* extracted superficial spots. I’m by no means an expert on exactions, but if you’re going to do them, make sure you cover your fingers with tissue to prevent both slippage and the spread of bacteria. Gently press from underneath upwards, rather than from top down, and try placing your fingers in a few different positions around the spot if your initial positioning doesn’t work. Extraction tools also help, but be careful of slippage. And, dear god, don’t touch deep hormonal or #cysticacne. You will never get the sebum out, and all you’ll accomplish is tearing your face a gaping, bloody hole. Trust me, I’ve been there. 3) Discreetly covering and protecting spots from the elements/makeup/sunscreen during the day Do you use #acnepatches? What’s your favourite brand? I’ve got a whole bunch more acne-busting posts coming up, so be sure to follow #SHSCAllAboutAcne so you don’t miss them! #bblogger #beautybasics #instabeauty #skincare #beauty #beautyblog #beautybloggerlife #beautybloggers #beautyguru #beautyjunkie #instablogger #slave2beauty #beautycare #clearskin #glow #glowingskin #healthyskin #intaskincare #skincarecommunity #discoverunder10k #intothegloss

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At the risk of jinxing myself into oblivion, I am ecstatic to report that I have been enjoying the clearest skin of my adult life for a few months now. I can’t attribute the results to a single miracle cure, but I can do a series on the products, tools, and procedures that, in combination, have led me here. Up first in my #SHSCAllAboutAcne series are hydroxy acids. Both alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs) and beta-hydroxy acids (BHAs) gently remove the top layer of dead skin. AHAs also have plumping and hydrating effects, whereas BHAs also penetrate beyond the surface to dissolve debris inside the pores. . This is how I use acids: 1) Acid Toner: I use @biologique_recherche_usa #LotionP50 1970 twice daily immediately after cleansing. Every three nights, I swap out #P50 for @kravebeauty #kalelaluyaha #glycolic acid toner. 2) BHA Treatment: a few times a week, I follow with @paulaschoice #BHA Liquid. I stick primarily to my t-zone and spot treat congested areas. While I consider an AHA toner to be safe and effective for daily use, BHA is known to dehydrate skin. In fact, up until I was educated on this, I thought that my redness-prone skin was naturally sensitive. Turns out, my redness was caused primarily by overuse of BHA. 3) AHA Treatment: yes, I use an #AHA treatment like @farmacybeauty #honeymoonglow * after acid toner and BHA. I don’t consider it overkill because the acid toner preps the skin for the treatment, rendering it more effective. That said, I only use acid treatments every 3 days to avoid over-exfoliation. 4) I also kick things up a notch with chemical peels and microdermabrasion, and will do a separate post on those. . Do you use acids in your daily routine? If so, how does your routine differ from the above? * kindly gifted

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Happy #friyay, babes! #halloweenparty weekend is upon us, and I'll be getting my glow on with @herbivorebotanicals Phoenix Oil and @wishformula The Bat #eyemask , both kindly gifted by @credobeauty through @obviously. I’ve been using #herbivorebotanicals #phoenixoil for two weeks now, and it’s been a wonderful addition to my #amroutine , complementing very nicely the #lapisoil in my #pmroutine . In addition to botanical oils, Pheonix also contains #CoQ10 , a powerful antioxidant that combats aging. It’s a little less viscous than Lapis and absorbs brilliantly. I especially love this layer of protection as the weather gets cooler. I haven't used the eye mask yet, but I picked it out because I love the concept of full coverage across the entire under eye area and bridge of the nose. It contains #centella , which is one of my favourite #skincare ingredients. Also, I immediately pictured my Halloween-themed post, and couldn’t pass it up. #credobeauty didn’t ask me to discuss them specifically, but I absolutely love what they’re about, so wanted to share! Credo carries the largest collection of safe, non-toxic beauty products and all of their associates are trained estheticians and makeup artists. They also donate 1% of every purchase Lipstick Angels. Are you celebrating #halloween this weekend? What are you doing? . . . #lovecredo #obviously #tgif #bblogger #intothegloss #instabeauty #skincare #beauty #beautyblog #beautybloggers #beautyjunkie #beautyproducts #instablogger #intaskincare #skincarecommunity #discoverunder10k #nycblogger

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I mentioned in yesterday's post that I found a product that blows #drunkelephant #babyfacial out of the water. This is it. Ellen Lange kindly gifted me her #retexturizingpeel, but, trust, it has been on my radar LONG before she reached out. I had always been planning on buying it when I ran out of Babyfacial, and #ellenlange just made it happen that much sooner. Why is it so great? . First and foremost, it’s a professional-quality, pharmaceutical-grade, at-home #glycolicpeel developed by a professional aesthetician, @ellenlange. When it was launched in 1996, it was the first of its kind and became an instant cult hit: it was the #1 selling skincare item in Sephora for 2 consecutive years and revolutionized the industry. It has since been revamped and relaunched in early 2017. Second, it provides immediate and lasting results without the drying or stripping effects of most peeling agents. My skin was noticeably brighter and clearer after just one treatment, and the results just continue to build with use. . And third, it’s not just a chemical peel, but rather an entire 3-step system, to replicate the process of professional peels. The kit contains a papaya enzyme Peel Prep Scrub and 5% glycolic acid Peel Accelerator Pads, both of which are meant to prepare the skin for the 10% Glycolic Peel Solution. The Peel Accelerator Pads are also meant to be used daily to maintain the effects of the weekly peels. If you think that 10% is too low of an acid concentration, especially when compared to Babyfacial’s 25%, I would counter with “bigger isn’t always better.” I’ve been using Babyfacial for months, but I didn’t get truly lasting results until I joined the #ellenlange #PeelCult. At $90, this entire kit costs only $10 more than Babyfaical, and you can get 15% off with code "SS" (not an affiliate code, just Ellen's gift to you).

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Some pretty pinks to get you through #pinkwednesday I've been testing the @caudalie #vinosource #moisturizingsorbet for a week or so, and I wish I had tried it over the summer because it's so perfectly lightweight. Also, spoiler alert, I found a product to completely knock #babyfacial out of the water. If you've been watching my stories, can you guess what it is? . . . . #drunkelephant #drunkinlove #decomiami #mycaudalie #caudalie #bblogger #beautybasics #cosmetics #instabeauty #skincare #beauty #beautyblog #beautybloggerlife #beautybloggers #beautyguru #beautyjunkie #beautyproducts #instablogger #skincare #slave2beauty #beautycare #glow #glowingskin #intaskincare #skincarecommunity #discoverunder10k

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I caved and got some @glossier #makeup, and I finally get what all the hype is about. Not all #glossier skincare agrees with me, but the makeup is 🙌🏼 🙌🏼 🙌🏼 . Glossier is perfect for people like me, who despise doing their makeup, don’t know a contour from a highlight, and prefer a natural look. It truly is idiot proof “your skin, but better.” . On my face this morning: #haloscope in Quartz #boybrow in Blond #lidstar in Herb #generationg in Like #cloud paint in Beam Not pictured: coconut #balmdotcom What are some of your Glossier besties? #intothegloss #bblogger #beautybasics #dressyourface #instabeauty #instamakeup #lipstick #makeupaddict #makeupjunkie #makeuplover #motd #mua #beauty #beautyblog #beautybloggers #beautyjunkie #beautyproducts #instablogger #intaskincare #skincarecommunity #discoverunder10k #nycblogger

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