Are They Worth The Hype: Clean and Clear Morning Burst Products…​

Are They Worth The Hype: Clean and Clear Morning Burst Products…​

Hey y’all,

I’m back again with another product review. I’m still on the search for some products to create a new skincare regime and so, I decided to try out the Clean and Clear Morning Burst products to see how my skin would react to them.

Let’s get to it!

Clean and Clear Morning Burst Hydrating Facial Cleanser:

THE PACKAGING:

The packaging is what actually caught my eye initially. I was drawn to the teal packaging.  ( I seem to have a thing for teal packaging lol)  I also really liked seeing the little bursting beads. The packaging is efficient as it has a large pump at the top that easily distributes the product with little to no mess.

THE PRODUCT:

I actually really enjoyed this product much more than I anticipated. It has a very fresh scent of cucumber and green mango extract which provides a very appealing scent for first thing in the morning. The bursting beads provided a good cleanse which aided in getting all the previous nights impurities off of my face. Yet, it wasn’t too harsh. A little bit of this product certainly went a long way.

RESULTS ON MY SKIN:

After using this product for about a month, I can’t honestly say that it did much for oil control or blemishes. However, this product is not specifically geared to combat these two things.  I will say, it has left my skin extremely clean and refreshed. It did not strip my face of its natural oils but did remove some of the excess oil temporarily.

COST:

This is a very cost-effective product.  A 235 ml bottle of this product retails for $6.97 (Canadian Dollars) at our local Walmart.

IS IT WORTH THE HYPE:

Absolutely! I would definitely repurchase this product again and again.

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Clean and Clear Morning Burst Oil-Free Hydrating Gel Moisturizer

THE PACKAGING:

The packaging is very similar to that of the cleanser, What I really like about this is that with it being only 94 ml, it is small enough to throw in your purse if you need to reapply and is the perfect travel size.

THE PRODUCT:

I love this product! It is very reminiscent of the Tatcha Water Cream moisturizer. The very light gel-like texture provided the perfect amount of moisture and hydration to my skin. The only thing that I don’t care for is that it can feel a bit tacky on the skin once it is completely absorbed

RESULTS ON MY SKIN:

My skin absolutely loves this product. I find that my skin is much more supple as a result of using this product each morning. This product literally keeps my skin. hydrated all day long without adding too much oil in my t-zone.

COST:

This product is very cost-effective. An 84 ml tube of this cream will only cost you $6.97 (Canadian currency)

IS IT WORTH THE HYPE:

Absolutely. This is probably one of my all-time favourite moisturizers.

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Stay tuned to my ongoing hunt for affordable skincare products that work for me!

Till next time!
xoxo

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Are They Worth The Hype: Tatcha Water Cream and Deep Cleanse Exfoliating Cleanser

Are They Worth The Hype: Tatcha Water Cream and Deep Cleanse Exfoliating Cleanser

Hey y’all!

It’s been quite some time since I tried any new skin care products. Over the past few months, my general health has been going through some changes ( nothing too serious so don’t be alarmed 🙂 ) and as a result of that my skin has been going through it y’ all! I have been blessed to have had overall good skin throughout my life. Barely a blemish… EVER! Until recently my face has been experiencing said blemishes, dullness and is just overall BLAH. So, I  decided to test a few different products out to try and figure out a new routine to get my skin back on track- starting with these two Tatcha products.

Now, these products ARE NOT products I would ever purchase on my own simply because of the price. But the Sephora VIB sale and the travel sizes of these two products made this possible(LOL) so thank you Sephora! Let’s get to reviewing!

 Tatcha Deep Cleanse Exfoliating Cleanser:  

This is a gel cleanser product which is ( as I’ve been told) great for the oily /combination skin that I have.

The Packaging:

The soft teal colour of the packaging is appealing to the eye. What I don’t care for in this product’s container, is that I’m not a huge fan of the squeeze bottle top. The hole is so small that you have to give it a good squeeze to get the product out and some times too much product comes out.

The Product:

I absolutely love how much of a gentle exfoliant this product is! You most definitely can feel it breaking down the debris on your skin but it isn’t harsh. It also leaves your skin feeling ever so soft.  A little bit of this product goes a long way. It has a light, fresh and fruity scent that is very appealing to my nose!

Results on my skin:

I used this product for about 2 weeks consistently on my skin and honestly, I didn’t notice that huge of a difference on my skin except I  did notice that I was slightly less oily.

Cost:

A 5 oz bottle of this product will run you… $49.00 ( Canadian Currency) Yikes…

Is it Worth The Hype:

No. And the price of this product solidifies this for me

Tatcha - The Deep Cleanse Exfoliating Cleanser 5 oz/ 150 mL Clean at Sephora

Tatcha Water Cream

So many beauty influencers swear by this cream so I decided to give it try! I truly wanted to know what all the hype was about…

The Packaging:

Once again the teal packaging with gold accents was really appealing to the eye. I liked that this cream came in jar form. It really allowed for the careful distribution of the product.

The Product:

The thin water like texture was very appealing to me. A small amount of the product was able to effectively moisturize my entire face without adding excess oil to my skin.

Results on my skin:

Ok, I loved this product! While I have combination skin with the majority of oils settling on my t-zone, my skin still had the ability to look dull and sallow.  This product really helped bring life back to my skin! I felt comfortable enough to go bare-faced after a few weeks of consistent use. 

Cost: A 1.70z jar of this will cost you $89.00 ( Canadian) YIKES!

Is it Worth The Hype:

Yes! I love how it worked for my skin. However, the price point certainly kept me on the hunt for products that are more cost effective. (stayed tuned)

Tatcha - The Water Cream 1.7 oz/ 50 mL Clean at Sephora

I was able to purchase the travel sized duo of these products for only $33.00( Canadian) at my local Sephora.
https://www.sephora.com/ca/en/product/pore-perfecting-moisturizer-cleanser-duo-P428418?icid2=products%20grid:p428418:product

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That’s it for now! Stay tuned for my reviews on other skin care products!

Til next time!
xoxo

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Everyday Basic Winter Face…

Everyday Basic Winter Face…

Hey loves!

Quick post today! As today is the first day of winter I thought I would share a basic winter makeup  look I have been gravitating towards as of late. If you have 5-7 minutes in the morning you can do this look too in 7 simple steps!

Products Used:

Foundation: Too Faced Born This Way Foundation in the shade “Cocoa”

Concealer: Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer in the shade “Truffle”

Eyeliner: Fenty Beauty “Flyliner”  ( black liquid eyeliner )

Mascara: Maybelline Great Lash  Mascara in the shade “Very Black ”

Powder: Ben Nye Transluscent Face Powder in the shade “Chestnut”

Shadow: A mix of some shades in the Tarlette in Bloom shadow palette

Lips: Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in the shade ” Sanctuary”

( Excuse the eyebrows lol I forgot to fill them in this day ! Normally I would use a simple Elf  Cosmetics pencil liner to fill them in )

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Happy Winter Y’all!
xoxo

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3 Perfect Red Lipsticks To Wear This Holiday…

3 Perfect Red Lipsticks To Wear This Holiday…

Hey loves,

One thing I love to do is add a red lip to spice up my holiday outfits. Here are 3 lip products I have been reaching for consistently this holiday season!

Mary Jo K- Kylie Cosmetics

I absolutely love the formula of the Kylie Cosmetics matte liquid lipsticks. I find that while they are matte, they are not extremely drying as you find with most liquid lip products. The colour pay off is amazing. You can wear this all day without fear of it smudging or smearing. This lipstick is described as a true blue red product which makes it very wearable for lippie lovers of varying complexions.  This retails for $17.00 USD which is mid range price point for this type of product.

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Sessy- Colourpop 

This product falls under the category of “products Youtube made me buy” (lol). I follow a youtuber named Ellarie and she did a makeup collaboration with Colourpop Cosmetics. I have literally been wearing her two liquid lip shades since they debuted and this beautiful reddish wine  shade has definitely been one of my favourites.  This product in particular falls under the Colourpop category of ultra matte liquid lipstick, which is their boldest and longest lasting formula. I can definitely attest to this product being long lasting. You may need a little coconut oil to break it down when removing. This product retails for $6.50 (USD) and at that price you may as well treat yourself to one this holiday season!

Ellarie x ColourPop - Sessy deep red wine Ultra Matte liquid lipstick

 

Beso – Stila Cosmetics 

My ultimate favourite red lip product of all time. Yes, It has taken the spot of the long withstanding Ruby Woo by MAC Cosmetics. I feel that this red is the red that suits my deep complexion the best.  A  little goes a long way with this product. One swipe is pretty much all you need to fill your lips.  While this product is a little bit on the pricey side at $22.00 USD, It is well worth the money.  Although I have tons of red lip products, this is the one I find myself reaching for the most. I have seen it look stunning on people with darker completions like myself as well as my more fair complected consumers. I would certainly recommend you give this lipstick a try, One flaw is that it can be a little on the dating side, so be sure to have hydrated lips before you apply or your cracks will show!

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What reds do you guys grab for in the holiday season? Let me know!

Til next time!
xoxo
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Get Clear Skin in 5 Simple Steps: Updated Skin Care Routine…

Get Clear Skin in 5 Simple Steps: Updated Skin Care Routine…

Hey ladies!

I don’t know about you, but when I entered my 30’s, my skin completely changed. I was the girl who NEVER had a pimple EVER. Not even during particularly hormonal times. However, when I turned 30 it was like my skin decided that it wanted to play catch up with all the missed out adolescent skin care woes and attack me! So I had to change up my skincare routine and finally I think I have found one that works for me and has returned my skin to its adolescent opulence.

Here’s what has been working for me: 5 simple steps to clear skin!

Step One: Use Make-Up Wipes and/or Cleansing Oil – I really like the Sephora Collection wipes. I rotate between the Charcoal  cleansing and exfoliating wipes  which are good for Purifying & Detoxifying and the Coconut Water wipes which focus more on  Soothing & Relaxing. I like to use this to take off the makeup on the surface of the skin. If I’m wearing a really full face I opt to begin with a cleansing oil to really break down the products on my face. I am particularly fond of the Neutrogena  Ultra Light Cleansing Oil. It really gets off products quickly. The only thing I don’t like about this product is that it is super drying, so if you have super dry skin this may not be the product for you.  On my really lazy days, I use a Micellar water to take off my makeup. I love the Garnier brand.

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Step Two: Cleanse the skin- After removing my makeup, I go in with a cleanser. I am absolutely OBSESSED with the Purity Made Simple Facial Cleanser. It literally removes all the excess makeup and oils from my skin. I love how fresh my face feels after using this product. I use this product twice daily.  When my skin is in a bit of a pimple flare up, I tend to reach for my old favourite the Neutrogena Pink Grapefruit Oil Free Acne Wash. This has those exfoliating beads that really give my skin a deep cleanse when I need to work on those trouble spots.

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Step Three: Toner- I use a toner to help restore balance to my skin. This also preps my skin for the moisture products that come in the next step. My skin has really taken to the Tea Tree Oil Skin Clearing Mattifying Facial Toner from the Body Shop.

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Step Four: Eye Cream: I never used to use eye cream until literally a few weeks ago. I have really low iron which causes me to have dark circles under my eyes and those perpetually makes me look tired. So I saw an eye cream on sale at Marshalls and decided to try it. I see a little bit of a difference. I do want to do some research and invest in one and make sure it stays a part of my daily routine.

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Step Five: Moisturize your skin: I have always have combination skin, but as I’ve gotten older, its tended to ere on the oily side. This has kept me from adding moisture to my skin because I felt that my skin was oily enough. However, this is a myth! Adding moisture to your skin actually helps balance the skin out and have the correct amount of moisture ( not oils) on your skin.  I used to use fancy lotions but now I use the MBMB Raw Shea Butter at night and a Cetaphil Daily Facial Moisturizer with SPF in the day.

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Bonus Step: Drink an obnoxious amount of water! The organ is the body’s largest organ and water is the most effective way to keep that organ flourishing ! Drink your water peeps!

That’s all for now folks! Hope something in this routine is helpful for you!
Till Next time…

xoxo
©justlovethemanyway

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Beauty Blog: My Fave Fall Lippies

Beauty Blog: My Fave Fall Lippies

Hey guys!

I just wanted to share with some of the lip products I reach for the most during the fall season! I tend to go for darker, more vampy shades, with a few neutrals in there! Here some of the ones I think work well with all skin tones, but especially for my melanin rich sisters!  Enjoy!

Color Pop (Liquid Lipstick) – LAX: LAX is described as a warm reddish brown shade. This shade has a matte finish, I like to pair it with Chestnut lip liner from MAC. This product retails for $6.00 USD ( approximately $8.00 Canadian)

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LAX: Photo courtesy of Temptalia.com

Color Pop ( Liquid Lipstick)-Avenue:  Avenue is a warm red matte shade. It’s a bold yet wearable everyday red!  This lip product is a long wear product. This lipstick retails for $6.00 USD ( approximately $8.00 Canadian)

Avenue: Photo courtesy of  Temptalia.com

Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick – Exorcism :  This shade is a warm plum/blackberry shade. I feel like I reach for this shade quite often. I love how easily it pairs with either a neutral eye or a more glam look! This product retails for $20.00 USD (approximately  24 dollars Canadian)

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Kat Von D Exorcism: Photo courtesy of temptalia.com

Stila (Liquid Lipstick) – Chianti:  This is a deep blackened plum shade. This is a shade I reach for when I’m heading out for maybe a night on the town with the ladies. Something a little out of my comfort zone, but still beautiful shade nonetheless. This product retails for $24.00 USD ( approximately $31.00 dollars Canadian)

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Stila Chianti: Photo courtesy of Makeupalley,com

 

MAC ( Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick)- Oh Lady: This is a deep berry shade. To me, it’s  like the fall version of  “Flat out Fabulous”. I like to wear this on days I need a little more splash of colour. This product retails for $20.00 USD ( approximately $25.00 Canadian)

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MAC Oh Lady. Photo courtesy of Bonnie-Garner.com

 

Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick- Crucifix:  This is a warm brown shade. Pretty similar to shade of my skin. This is a brown I reach for regularly.  It can be a little streaky when applying, so I like to pair it with Chestnut  lip liner from MAC. This product retails for $20.00 USD ( approximately  24 dollars Canadian)

Kat Von D: Photo courtesy of temptalia,com

These final three are probably the ones I reach for the most!

Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick- Sanctuary: This is a cool mauve shade. It may be my favourite fall nude shade to wear! Definitely in my top 5 nudes of all time . Long lasting and non streaky! This product retails for $20.00 USD( approximately  24 dollars Canadian)

Kat Von D: Sanctuary- Photo courtesy of temptalia.com

Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Lip Luminizer : This is a universal lip gloss shade. On me, it presents as a soft coral shade. Beautiful shade to wear on its own, but lately I have been pairing it with another favourite of mine;  This product retails for $18.00 USD ( approximately $23.00 Canadian)

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Fenty Beauty Gloss BombLip Luminizer : Photo courtesy of lipstickalley.com

 

MAC’s Bittersweet Me. Now this on its own is my all time favourite lip gloss( well its tied with MAC’s Spite lol) I tried the two of them together and it was lip gloss magic!

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MAC Bittersweet Me.  Photo courtesy of temptalia,com

What are your favourite lip products for this season!
Let me know!
xoxo
©justlovethemanyway

Disclaimer: I do not own the photos in this post. All photos are credited to their original owner.

 

 

Minimal Makeup For A Quick Trip…

Minimal Makeup For A Quick Trip…

Hey guys!

As I write this post, I am procrastinating packing my suitcase for my quick little vacay that I leave for… wait for it… Friday. I haven’t even looked at ( or for) suitcase yet…. sigh I do this every time (lol)

Yikes! I have decided since this is a quick trip, I’m not checking a bag. I’m strictly bringing a carry on! I’m doing my very best to pack lightly, and that includes my beauty/makeup products.

If you’ve ever travelled with me, you know I usually pack my ENTIRE makeup collection because I just don’t know what look I want to go for. Well, this time, I’m putting my foot down on myself (lol) and packing the minimal essentials to get my face together for a simple day brunch or a night on the town.

Here are the tips I have for packing lightly on in the makeup department

  • Pack Palettes if you can: If you have a palette that has a combination of products combined. For example a blush and highlight palette  or an eyeshadow palette instead of a bunch of single shadows.
  • Bring a medium/full coverage foundation that can possibly also double as a concealer.
  • Bring one universal lip liner and limit the number of lip products you bring ( this is visually impossible for me!)  Bring one red/ bold lip colour, a nude lip colour and a sheer gloss.
  • Bring travel sized items like, cleansing balm ( as opposed to liquid makeup remover) setting powder, setting spray etc..
  • Bring multi purpose brushes instead of 25,000 different brushes. Take stock of our actual daily makeup routine and bring the brushes you need.
  • Have an idea of the makeup look you are going for ahead of time so that you don’t over pack items you most definitely won’t use.

This is what I will be bringing with me on my trip: 

For my eyes:  
Tartelette in Bloom Palette
Maybelline Unstoppable Eyeliner in “Onyx”
Better Than Sex Mascara

On my face: 
Clinique 2 in 1 Foundation and Concealer in the shade “Clove”
L.A. Girl Concealer
Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder
Kylie Cosmetics Kylighter in Chocolate Cherry

On my lips: 
Red: Beso by Stila
Bold: Bauhau5 by Kat Von D
Nude/Gloss: Spite by MAC Cosmetics
MAC Chestnut lip liner
Too Faced Lip Insurance Lip Primer

That’s 12 makeup products that I can do countless looks with! 12 may seem like a lot but its really not!

Let’s hope I can actually stick to this! Wish me luck folks! Until next time…

xoxo

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