Skincare

INSIDE MY MAKE-UP BAG

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SKIN: TATA HARPER Resurfacing Mask and Beautifying Face Oil

FACE: RMS Un Cover-up (My color 11) and Living Luminizer / LILAH B Powder (My color B. Original light) / FENTY BEAUTY Match Stix Skinstick (The best shade and contour formula I've found, My color Amber) / CHANEL Powder Brush

BROWS: LANCOME Powder Brow Pencil (In Sable) / LASHFOOD Tinted Brow Gel (In Brunette)

EYES: JILLIAN DEMPSEY Lid Tint Bronze / HYNT Eyeliner (In Brown) / JAPONESQUE Lash Curler / GLOSSIER Lash Slick / CHANEL Flat Eyeshadow and Blending Brush 

 

MORE THINGS IN MY MAKE-UP BAG


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EVENING SKINCARE ROUTINE

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I start with this gentle and moisturizing Kahina Beauty Cleanser and I cleanse again with the Boscia Detoxifying Black Charcoal Cleanser. I double cleanse because the cream or oil based cleansers help dissolve make-up, and sunscreen. The foaming cleansers helps clean the residual oil and dirt from pores.

After drying my face, I spray my skin with Rose Geranium Facial Tonic. Some toners can be drying but this one helps my skin get hydrated so my serums and moisturizers can penetrate my skin better.

Next step, I massage my Herbivore Botanics Pink Cloud Cream into the skin and when my skin needs extra hydration I add a few drops of Herbivore Botanics Phoenix Facial Oil. If you have combination skin you may want to try this facial oil. I finish off with a Facial Roller which help products absorb better into your skin.

Goodnight.

 

ADDITIONAL FAVORITES


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WINTER SKIN CARE

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AFRICAN BOTANICS Fleurs D'Afrique Intensive Recovery Face Oil / MUN Aknari Brightening Youth Serum / HERBIVORE BOTANICALS Pink Cloud / HERBIVORE BOTANICALS Phoenix Facial Oil and Orchid Facial Oil (More from Herbivore Botanicals) / HERBIVORE BOTANICALS Rose Quartz Facial Roller / SANSO Ceramics

 

AFRICAN BOTANICS Fleurs D'Afrique Intensive Recovery Face Oil: My skin becomes duller-looking in the winter months because it's so dry. Dry skin tends to look less radiant than hydrated skin, but that dryness can also lead to buildup of dead cells on the surface. I love this Fleurs D'Afrique Intensive Recovery Face Oil, it helps with UV damage, pollution, harsh climates and it's great for all skin types.

MUN Aknari Brightening Youth Serum: Another great winter pick-me-up is this Aknari Brightening Youth SerumPrickly Pear Seed Oil is extremely rich in Linoleic Essential Fatty Acid and super antioxidant Vitamin E. This helps smooth out skin and lighten dark spots and sun damage. It also works great as under eye-treatment because it helps with brightening and inflammation.

HERBIVORE BOTANICALS Pink Cloud: A good cream is a must for your winter skincare routine. Pink Cloud face cream is high in active natural ingredients like Rose Water, Aloe Water, Kukui Oil and White Tea Extract. I love how well it hydrates and leaves my face dewy not greasy. Sometimes I add a drop of Phoenix Facial Oil or Orchid Facial Oil for extra hydration.

HERBIVORE BOTANICALS Phoenix Facial Oil and Orchid Facial OilAfter cleansing and toning, apply oil for an extra dose of moisture. Oils are great no matter the season, but it’s especially helpful during the cold and dry months. For a lightweight oil, try Orchid Facial Oil, it's not heavy and works for all skin types. If you need more moisture like me, the  Phoenix Facial Oil works wonders

HERBIVORE BOTANICALS Rose Quartz Facial RollerI usually combine this tool with any of the oils and creams above, it helps my skin absorb more product. Integrating a facial roller into your skincare routine helps to tighten pores, promotes lymphatic drainage, reduce puffiness (Tip: place the stone in the refrigerator or on ice), eliminate toxins and even out skin tone.

 

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BEST SLEEPING MASKS

Overnight masks are designed to work while we sleep. Basically, it’s one of the easiest ways to get radiant, dewy skin by the time you wake up. After a few months of rotating through several sleeping masks, these were my favorites.

KAHINA GIVING BEAUTY Moisture Mask
Intense moisturizing and plumping mask that reduces redness.

HERBIVORE Moon Fruit Superfruit Night Treatment
Antioxidant rich mask that gently resurfaces while providing deep hydration.

DR JART Water Fuse Hydro Sleep Mask
Moisture locking hydrating mask that helps remove impurities from pores.

GLOW RECIPE Watermelon Sleeping Mask
A skin-smoothing, sleeping mask with hydrating hyaluronic acid. This one gives you baby soft skin.

 

SHOP SLEEPING MASKS

 

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5-MINUTE BEAUTY

RMS Un Cover-up / RMS Living Luminizer Highlighter / LASHFOOD Conditioning Primer / KJAER WEIS Mascara / JUICE BEAUTY Phyto-Pigments Illuminating Primer / EVAN HEALY Whipped Shea Butter

My everyday makeup routine in 5-minutes: 


PREP: After cleansing and moisturizing my face, I use my Juice Beauty Illuminating Primer and moisturize lips with Evan Healy Whipped Shea Butter  

CONCEAL: Using my finger tips I blend my RMS Un Cover-up in number '11' under my eyes, and around my nose. 

EYES: Japonesque's Eyelash curler has been my all time favorite and I love the compact size. After curling my lashes I prime them with Lashfood's conditioning Primer and apply a few coats of Kjaer Weis Mascara.

SET: Next, I lightly sweep Lilah B. Flawless Finish Foundation in 'B. Original' over the T-zone area and around the nose.

BROWS: My favorite part of any makeup routine are my brows, a good brow is everything. I fill them in using Benefit Brow Pencil in the color ’03 Medium’ and groom them with Lashfood's Tinted Brow Gelfix in ‘Brunette’ this multitasking gel not only defines but the nano-peptides in the formula help brow follicles for fuller and healthier brows.

GLOW: Last step, I apply RMS Living Luminizer Highlighter on my cheekbones, above the lip, down the nose and inner corners of the eye. I love the dewy finish of this highlighter.

OPTIONAL: When I want more color I use Tata Harper's Bronzing Tint on my cheeks and eyelids. And finish off with RMS Lip Shine in 'Sacred.'

 

BINU BINU

BINU BINU   Hibiscus Clay Facial Soap   / NOTARY CERAMICS   Plate

BINU BINU Hibiscus Clay Facial Soap / NOTARY CERAMICS Plate

Binu Binu means 'Soap Soap' in Korean. I love the look of these sculptural slabs of soap. They are handmade in small batches using the cold process method which helps the skin retain the benefiting properties of the natural oils. Binu Binu soaps are free of dirty ingredients.

 

KAHINA BEAUTY GIVEAWAY

I'm giving away a set of my top five favorites from Kahina Giving Beauty: Facial Cleanser, Organic Argan Oil, Kahina Essaouira Body Serum, Eye Serum, and Moisture Mask. More about Kahina Beauty on my feature here.

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Giveaway is worldwide and ends 03.03.2017. The winner will be announced the following day. Goodluck!