Sephora Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover 

I love dramatic eye makeup, but sometimes it is just a pain to remove it at the end of the day. Recently, I was able to try the Sephora Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover which can be purchased from Sephora for $11.

I use little cotton pads to apply this, and I’ve been pleased by how easily it removes my eye makeup. Even really stubborn mascara and black eyeliner is vanquished with this product. It doesn’t take much rubbing to get everything off, which is ideal. You definitely don’t want to rub your eyes unnecessarily because it can cause premature wrinkles and you run the risk of pulling out precious eyelashes.

My eyes can be kind of sensitive, especially during the summer with seasonal allergies. Still, this product has not caused me any irritation. It’s been very gentle but effective. I would definitely recommend trying it if you’re in the market for a strong eye makeup remover. I will admit, however, that I do typically prefer makeup removers that I can use on my whole face and not just my eyes, such as the delightful Clinique Take the Day Off Balm.

What’s your favorite eye makeup remover? Do you stick to the drugstore ones, or do you find that the high end ones are worth it? Please, let me know in the comments section.

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Roloxin Lift Masque 

I recently received a sample of a really iconic face mask, and I couldn’t wait to try it. It was the Roloxin Lift Instant Wrinkle Smoothing Mask from Dermarche Labs. You can get five single-use masks from Sephora for $45. I’ve seen other beauty bloggers rave about this one, so I was so excited to try it. However, I do have one disclaimer: I’m only 25 and more concerned with acne than wrinkles at this point, so I’m not actually the target demographic for this mask.

This was one of the most interesting mask experiences that I’ve ever had. First, the texture was weird but in a good way. It’s a very light gel-like consistency that dries down to a powder on your face. It also deliberately leaves a filmy residue on your face that is supposed to make skin look awesome, smooth, and wrinkle-free for about 24 hours.

I can definitely see why people use these on the days that they have special occasions. The mask did exactly what it said it was supposed to do. It created this super smooth barrier on top of my skin. My skin is not yet wrinkly or saggy, but it still felt way tighter after this mask. I had hoped that it would fill up my acne scars, and unfortunately it didn’t quite, but it still gave me mostly baby soft skin. After using this mask, it was so easy to put on my makeup. I would say that the effects even lasted closer to 48 hours than 24 because my skin looked super smooth the next day as well.

These masks are not cheap compared to other face masks, but they are really cheap compared to a face lift or botox. I definitely think you should give it a try if you have a special event coming up. I’m glad I have a second one on standby because my best friend is getting married soon and this is going to make my makeup look amazing that day!

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Caudalie Micellar Cleansing Water 

Micellar water is a miracle in skincare. It is super gentle on the skin, but it is able to cleanse the skin of makeup and other things. You can even use it on eye makeup. I recently tried the Caudalie Micellar Cleansing Water.  This can be purchased from Sephora for $28 for 6.7 oz.

This product does smell amazing! It’s a bit fruity. I also love that it doesn’t leave a filmy residue on the skin like some micellar waters do. Overall, this is a great product. It effortlessly removed my makeup and left my skin feeling clean and refreshed. That being said, though, I’ve used micellar waters that worked just as well that were significantly cheaper. My favorite micellar water is from Simple.  You can pick it up from Target or similar stores and get a whopping 13.5 oz bottle for only $9. That’s a pretty significant difference since the products do the same things. Sure, the Caudalie one smells better, but I don’t think that makes up for the price difference.

How do you remove your makeup at night? Do you use a micellar water or some other product?

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Boscia Charcoal Pore Pudding 

I am such a sucker for a face mask! There’s something so luxurious about them, and I love seeing instant skincare benefits. I feel like a broken record because I’m always saying this, but it’s just true. Recently, I was able to try the Boscia Charcoal Pore Pudding Intensive Wash-Off Treatment. This product can be purchased from Sephora for $38.

Charcoal is great for acne-prone skin like mine, and I’ve definitely seen results with this product. It combines both black and white charcoal and ends up looking grey on the skin. I let it dry for about 30 minutes before washing it off. It washes off really easily, which is nice because so many masks are hard to remove. I’ve noticed that this definitely makes my skin look clearer the next day. It doesn’t make my acne completely disappear and I don’t think it shortens the duration of a breakout, but it does make my skin feel nice overall. I can see the rest of my skin look clearer and my skin as a whole feels smoother after using this product. It also doesn’t seem to dry me out. I’ve used this mask multiple days in a row and it hasn’t made my skin seem dry or damaged at all. I definitely plan on purchasing the full size version of this product when I’ve used this deluxe sample all up.

What are some of your favorite face masks?

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Caolion Hot & Cold Pore Pack 

If you know me at all, you know that I am obsessed with face masks. They are just the best way to see instant results for your skincare needs! I recently had the chance to try the Caolion Hot and Cool Pore Pack Duo. This face mask duo can be purchased from Amazon for $28. It is a K-Beauty product that focuses on deep cleansing your pores and removing blackheads.

I was initially concerned that doing two face masks back-to-back would be too much for my skin and would cause rebellious breakouts or redness, but thankfully that did not happen! I started with step one which is the steam pore back. I put it on my skin, and I could definitely feel the heat, but it didn’t sting and did not feel unpleasant. Afterwards, I washed it off my face and proceeded to step two: the original pack which provides a chilling effect. Honestly, the second step felt much less pleasant and the chilling sensation kind of stung. Still, I persevered and left it on my skin the recommended amount of time.

Once I washed step two off of my face, the results were obvious. My skin was so incredibly smooth! Later that day when I put on my makeup, it just glided on so effortlessly. Also, these results lasted for about two or three days. I was really impressed at how clean my skin felt and how smooth everything looked. I would absolutely recommend this product to skincare junkies, especially those who don’t mind the mildly painful feeling of the second mask.

Have you tried this product, or is there a different face mask that you absolutely love? Let me know in the comments section!

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Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask

I am so excited to be able to share this product with you! If you have ever had dry or chapped lips, get ready to celebrate. I recently purchased the Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask from Sephora, and it is absolutely amazing! For $20, you get 0.7 oz of this product plus an adorable little pink spatula to help you apply it. A little goes a long way, so this is a great price for how long you’re going to be able to use this container.

So, first, you might be confused about the concept of a Lip Sleeping Mask. Here’s the deal: it’s meant to be applied at night and then kept on all night long. It is very thick, so no need to worry about it fading quickly. It’s not messy at all, so don’t worry about getting it on your pillow. Also, you really don’t have to apply it at night only. Feel free to apply a layer whenever you want more moisture for your lips. It is completely clear and does not smell like anything.

I am loving this product! My lips have never felt softer or looked plumper. I typically do just apply this at night, but my lips look so great and smooth in the morning that I’ve noticed my lipsticks apply way better during the day. My lips have no dry skin flaking off, and I can’t wait to use this during the winter. Chapped lips don’t stand a chance against this product. I will be purchasing this over and over and over again.

Have you used this product yet? What’s your favorite lip treatment product? Be sure to let me know in the comments section.

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Yes to Tomatoes Charcoal Mask 

I have really grown to love sheet masks! I’ve had so many from Sephora, but there are some great drugstore options too! One of the best from the drugstore is the Yes to Tomatoes Detoxifying Charcoal Paper Mask which you can get from Target or similar stores for only $2.50.

I have to give a shout out to my friend Katie who first gave me one of these. It’s amazing! This mask really makes my pores look less noticeable and my skin feels much smoother after using this. Now, it does tingle a little bit, but it’s not a painful kind of reaction. I haven’t noticed any skin irritation even with the tingle.

Besides the price point and the skin benefits, I also love how large the eye and mouth holes are. I don’t like putting products too close to my eyes unless they’re meant for eyes, so I appreciate that I don’t have to worry about accidentally getting this product in my eyes or mouth.

I definitely would recommend this to anyone who has acne or large pores. It works really well and can definitely compete with Sephora sheet masks. For under $3, it is definitely worth trying!

Have you tried this product, or do you have another favorite sheet mask? Please, let me know if the comments section.

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Origins Super Spot Remover 

I love the Origins skincare brand from Sephora because the products are more natural and plant-based than other brands, and their products never seem to break me out. Recently, I picked up the Origins Super Spot Remover treatment gel from Sephora for $17.

This container is TINY and contains only 0.3 oz of product (but this is the full-size of the product). It contains a concentration of salicylic acid, and can easily be dabbed onto blemishes. I do think that this product worked well. I noticed that my spots definitely healed faster with this product than without this product. However, it was very drying and I had to start using a heavier moisturizer. The small container also didn’t last very long (maybe two months for me).

This is a nice product and it does what it claims to, but I don’t think I’ll be repurchasing. While it helped my acne, the results weren’t astounding. I also didn’t care for the dryness and how little product you get, but I think this would be a great spot treatment for someone who only gets the occasional zit. If you only have a small area to treat, I think this could work really well for you!

What are your favorite acne treatment products?

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Dr. Jart+ UV Sun Fluid 

Summer is in full swing! I’ve been loving the warm weather. To protect my skin from the sun’s rays, I’ve been using Dr. Jart+ UV Sun Fluid as my go-to sunscreen. This product can be purchased from Sephora for $34 (for a 3.4 oz bottle).

My skin is really sensitive and acne prone, but this has worked so well for me. I can even apply it to my face without having to endure any additional breakouts afterward! The price tag is a bit steep for a sunscreen, but a little goes a really long way! It is SPF 30, and it really sinks into the skin quickly.

Most sunscreens leave behind an odor, but it’s a lot less noticeable with this product. I don’t mind the smell of sunscreen, but I just thought I’d mention this in case someone’s looking for a sunscreen with a milder scent.

Now, if this is just too high of a price tag for you, that’s okay. I have a cheaper option that I also like and can recommend for the face: Neutrogena Clear Face Sunscreen has also done a great job for me in the past and has not caused breakouts. It’s available at Target for $9 (for a 3 oz bottle), and it is SPF 55. It’s a great affordable option!

No matter if you like high end or budget products, be sure to protect your skin every day! A little prevention now can help keep away wrinkles, sunspots, and even skin cancer. Stay safe, beauties!

What are some of your go-to sunscreens for the summer?

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Dr. Jart+ Dermaclear Clay Mask 

I’ve been very open about my love for Dr. Jart+ products, and I was thrilled to find the Trans-Foam Clay Trio of masks at Sephora for $35. Face masks are my favorite skincare luxury, and since other Dr. Jart+ products (like this tinted moisturizer) have worked really well for my skin, I was so excited to give these a try.

This trio has three colors: Calming White, Moisturizing Pink, and Refreshing Green. The clays are tinted in each color. They’re easy to apply, and then you just wait for them to harden a bit and wash them off. When you wash them off, they’re supposed to transform into foam and wash away easily. While they do wash away just fine, I have yet to encounter to this alleged foam phenomenon.

Overall, I have been incredibly disappointed in this product. I’ve tried all three multiple times, and I just don’t see any difference in my skin at all. First, all three clays seem exactly the same, except for their color. My skin does not feel softer afterwards. It is not noticeably moisturized. It hasn’t made me break out at all, but it also just hasn’t helped with anything either.

I still love Dr. Jart+ and I look forward to trying some of their other products, but this one was a dud for me. Has anyone else had any experience with this product? What did you think?

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