Monthly Empties: February 2019

❤ – like, 🙄 – eh, & 👎🏻 – dislike

1 & 2. Yes to Coconut Hydrate & Restore Ultra Hydrating Micellar Cleansing Water & Yes to Cotton Protects & Minimize Irritation Comforting Micellar Cleansing Water, both I love to use especially in the morning as my pre cleanse before moving onto with my cleanser and sometimes when I’m really lazy to use a cleanser I just use this in place of my cleanser. Both are super hydrating micellar water that I personally use with a cotton pad to sweep across my face like I would when using a toner. They come in other scent with targeted areas for the skin as well. Definitely, will be repurchasing. ❤

3. Mario Badescu Skincare Facial Spray with Aloe Herbs and Rosewater, I’ve had this for like a year and a half or something before finishing up the bottle which is amazing! I love this facial spray and I love how it’s so multipurpose like I use this after a hot shower, when I’m feeling hot, when I need some sort of spray to wake myself up a bit, and before and after makeup as a setting spray. I love that it comes with so much product at an affordable price too. They have other scented sprays as well that you can try out and my most favorite scent from them is the facial spray with aloe, cucumber, and green tea one. I’ve already repurchased one of a different scent. ❤

4. Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask, is the most incredible lip sleeping mask I’ve ever tried and only one to be honest. I mostly use it as a lip balm too and carry it around with me wherever I go just because I love how moisturized it makes my lip feel. I love the berry scent! I got this with one of the Sephora gift set I got awhile ago, so this was a deluxe sample size but I’ve already repurchased in the full size although it’s quite pricey it’s definitely worth it in my opinion, a little goes a long way. ❤

5. iUNIK Tea Tree Relief Serum, a super smooth and relaxing serum for the skin after essence of course. It doesn’t really have a scent and it makes the skin feel super smooth and non irritant when I use it. I love that it honestly, faded some of my acne scar with continue use. It is really moisturizing and also brightens up the skin complexion. I definitely will repurchase once I finish up my other serums that I have but it is an amazing product and it lasted for such a long time when I use this as my morning serum and night serum. ❤

6. Skinfood Black Sugar Strawberry Mask Wash Off, the last out of the three sugar mask I’ve tried from them. I heard they came out with a Honey and Coconut scented one awhile ago so definitely have to pick those up once I finish up my other exfoliators I have in my skincare drawer. I love that it smells like fresh strawberry an artificial scent but still smells wonderful and leaves the skin feeling super smooth after using. I definitely use these mask wash off as an exfoliator but you could also use it as a mask! If it’s a bit harsh pro tip is to add a little bit of water and it won’t be too abrasive on the skin. ❤

FTC: This blog post is not sponsored and I bought everything with my own money aside from the iUNIK Tea Tree Relief Serum which was sent to me for free for review purposes. I am in no way obligated to write a positive review. All opinions are my own. All images are my own unless stated otherwise.

Current Skincare: 11-step routine

1. Pre Cleanse: The Body Shop Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter

This retails for $16 alone but I was able to snag this at TJ MAXX it came with two travel mini eye makeup removers for $9.99. I had to get it because it was at an amazing price and Christine from @christineincolorbeauty on Instagram raved about how good this product was. It definitely lives up to her expectations as well as mine. There is only about half of this product left and it just feels so good on the skin alone and once you rinse it off your skin is baby smooth. I use this as my first cleanse before using my water cleanser.

2. Water Cleanser: Tatcha The Deep Cleanse

I received a deluxe sample of this from Tatcha awhile ago and only got to using this now and wow it is amazing. It’s not like any other cleanser I’ve used it’s interesting because it has these exfoliating luffa fruit like tiny beads that leaves your skin super smooth once you rinse everything off. I like that it is gentle and not harsh on my skin at all and it smells amazing. Usually, I’m not a fan of heavily scented things but this is just the right amount.

3. Exfoliator: Skinfood Black Sugar Strawberry Mask Wash Off

I definitely am a huge fan of Skinfood products as this is my third mask wash off I’ve tried from them. I have yet to try their honey and coconut one and I plan to purchase those one next after I’m done using this one. I use this about once or twice a week depending on how many blackheads/pores I have on my nose. If it’s a bit harsh all you gotta do is add a bit of water but it works wonder and smells amazing if you love strawberry scented things. My nose is usually super soft afterwards and I notice less visible blackheads/pores.

4. Toner: Son & Park Beauty Water and Skin Toner

I’m still using the same toner as my previous skincare routine post. I literally love this toner because it lives up to the hype that everyone is talking about. I love that it’s multipurpose and leaves a beautiful scent on the skin. It leaves my skin hydrated and not stripped like other toners I’ve tried out.

5. Essence: COSRX Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence

I’m still using the same essence and honestly, I love this essence because it feels like a hydrating serum compared to other essence that are a watery consistency. This one is made of snail mucin so it is kind of sticky once you pump a little bit onto the palm of your hand but once rubbed onto the face it absorbs quickly. It’s definitely worth the money as I’ve been using this for quite sometime now.

6. Serum: iUNIK Tea Tree Relief Serum

I’m still using this serum and it lasted me for quite a while now and it’s amazing. I love that it absorbs into the skin quickly and definitely has a mild scent to it which I love in any product pretty much. I’m literally 2/3 done with this product and hope to try out other serums from this brand. It’s so hydrating on my dry skin and definitely not sticky once it absorbs into the skin.

7. Sheet Mask: TonyMoly I’m Real Avocado Mask Sheet

My sheet mask always change because I’m always excited to try out new sheet that are out there. This happens to be the one I’m using this morning and it’s amazing just like other TonyMoly masks I’ve tried. Most of them claims to be radiant, glowing, and moisturizing and they all live up to that expectations. It smells so good cause it’s avocado. I love sheet masks, if you don’t know what to get me personally, I would say sheet masks.

8. Eye Cream: Benefit Cosmetics It’s Potent Eye Cream

I got a deluxe sample of this and been trying it out and I’m loving it. It’s watery and absorbs quickly into the skin and it does have a mild scent but can’t pinpoint what but it smells good. It’s a great eye cream in my opinion and I hope to purchase the larger size of it next. You only need a tiny amount of it, a little goes a long way because I’ve been using this tiny jar for quite sometime and still have a lot of product in it.

9. Moisturizer: iUNIK Beta Glucan Daily Moisture Cream

I ran out of my first aid beauty moisturizer so it was time to test this one out from iUNIK. It smells amazing since iUNIK uses natural ingredients and it’s kind of like a light fruity scent. It has quite the same formula as my favorite first aid beauty one. It definitely hydrates my face and absorbs quickly into the skin. It leaves no residue behind and leaves the skin looking healthy and glowing. It’s a great moisturizer at an amazing price point.

10. Sunscreen: Missha Mild Essence Sun Milk SPF 50

Low behold, still using this sunscreen it lasts a long time but I’m 2/3 almost finish with it. Definitely, thinking about repurchasing this again because I love the scent even though it’s kind of overpowering but that disappears after it’s set onto your skin. I love the watery consistency and that it’s SPF 50.

11. Facial Spray: Mario Badescu Facial Spray With Aloe, Herbs, and Rosewater

I literally have a tiny amount left of this product just because it’s that good. I love using this before my moisturizer recently because apparently moisturizer soaks into the skin when it’s wet better. But I use this whenever I want a wake me up as well as before and after my skincare routine just because it’s a good mist. I love that it hydrates my skin and it smells wonderful.

P.S. I love updating my skincare routine and posting about them so I can look back and see what kind of products I’ve tried and how far I have come with my skincare routine. I’m more of a skincare junkie than a makeup junkie. I love trying, testing, and reviewing skincare products and hope you guys enjoy it too.

FTC: This blog post is not sponsored and I bought everything with my own money aside from the iUNIK Tea Tree Relief Serum and iUNIK Beta-Glucan Daily Moisture Cream which was sent to me for free for review purposes. I am in no way obligated to write a positive review. All opinions are my own. All images are my own unless stated otherwise.