Fullies: Jan-Feb 2018

Yes I’m aware there are actual words to describe repurchases, but I decided this was a cuter partner to Empties ;). If I keep repurchasing an item, this to me means more than if I choose not to. Regardless, you’ll get the reviews of the products I try out, but this is a way to…

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Foundation Routine: Winter 2018

Without a good canvas, we can’t expect our foundation to look good. I’m not saying we have to have pore-free, breakout-free, flawless skin (I don’t)- this is why we use foundation, to minimize undesired problems and to enhance our own skin. Nevertheless, it certainly is important that we treat rather than cover up. The end…

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Masquerade: African Botanics

African Botanicals ($85 FOR 60 ML / 2 OZ) With the product packaging/names, prices, consistencies, and benefits, I would expect to find African Botanics amongst the shelves of Sephora in the company of other conventional luxury brands. This is a brand that exceeds in bridging the gap between green skincare and conventional skincare. As of…

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Masquerade: Kristina Holey + Marie Veronique

Micronutrient + Hydro Mask by Kristina Holey & Marie Veronique ($135 for 1.7 OZ) One of my more recent purchases which also serves as an introduction to the line, this mask is a gooey, sticky formulation that is ultra-hydrating (click here for more info). After viewing the brand from afar and assessing which products I was most…

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Masquerade: Osmia Organics

Adzuki Nourishing Mask ($40 for 1.4 OZ) If May Lindstrom represents the type of indulgent experience that combines the feel of high-end luxury with nature, Osmia Organics represents the luxury of nature. Whereas with the former you discover heavenly scents and spices that make you feel like Cleopatra, with the latter you are able to experience…

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Masquerade: Josh Rosebrook

Active Enzyme Exfoliator ($65 for .75 FL OZ/ 22 ML) This review may come as a surprise to some, as this formulator is known to be a master apprentice of nature, bringing to us beautiful plant-based products; Josh Rosebrook literally has the gift of a green thumb. The Active Enzyme Exfoliator in itself contains a…

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Masquerade: May Lindstrom

The Problem Solver ($100 for 8.45 FL OZ/ 250 ML) Before trying May Lindstrom, I was already well acquainted with the existence of the brand, as most of us lovers of green beauty are. The whole look of the brand indubitably  oozes luxury and holds a promise of a beautiful self-care experience. I have read…

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Masquerade: moss skincare

Velvet Resin/Autumn Sovereign Fall 2017 by moss This is a unique, limited-edition mask released in Fall 2017 by moss skincare. It’s formulated with ingredients such as maple syrup, molasses, and vanilla essential oil, providing a much welcome rebellion to the pumpkin-spice saturated holiday season. This face mask smells so delectable you want to eat it…

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Masquerade Series: YÜLI

Halcyon Cleanser ($26-$52 for 30-100 ML) I know this is called a cleanser and not a mask, however I like to apply this and leave it on for up to 5-15 minutes almost every day and night. It’s hard for me to justify the price of cleansers because you’re usually spending only 5 seconds with…

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Masquerade Series: Intro

There was a point where I really wasn’t making a habit of using masks. It’s not even that I had forgot about them but I simply wasn’t focused on using or (re)purchasing them. More specifically, I was trying to heal my over-exfoliated and compromised skin so it was important to take a break from them.…

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