Thursday, March 26, 2020

Monocromo


“You must find the magic that warms your skin in winter, the magic that perceives what cannot be seen, the magic that curls in your gut with fierce power and will not let you give up, no matter how long or cold the days.”
― Mary E. Pearson, Dance of Thieves
Hi Everyone!

Recently I read this quote because I finished that book a few days ago and I feel so comforted that quote because right now I guess each person to different levels is experimenting with high quantities of stress. Right now I am in quarantine my country is in quarantine so is complicated. But I am in better conditions than a lot of people and that makes me feel blessed. Probably you are feeling really anxious right now but If you have food and you are working from home and the most important thing If you are healthy you have more than a lot of people right now. 

I enjoy so much the monochrome photos, all the photos in this post were shot by Rafael Mesa an amazing photographer. If you have some time following me probably some of these photos are familiar to you and that is because these are unpublished monochrome photos. 



I know this is my first post after so many days without publishing nothing but between my bad wifi and I couldn't find inspiration to publishing nothing where I am here. Now I am more a booklover that anything else on this planet. I would like to live just reading forever. Why so serious in the photos? Some people asked me before. Well, my lovelies that is my confident expression most of the time. 

I am a very serious girl who loves books of fantasy. When you are an introvert person like me you can enjoy the insolation and the solitude. My best recommendation is to have a daily routine and turn off social media and obviously find a good hobby. I enjoy besides to read watch movies and tv series. Or you could learn something online like a new language. By the way, If you need to organize your closet or clean your kitchen this is a good time too.


One of the reasons because I enjoy reading is because I can travel when I can´t leave the place where I am. So basically my advice for everyone is to read a good book If you feel that you need to go out. I´ve spent so long of my life reading that for me that is a lifestyle. Probably right now everything looks gray but the thing with everything is that all is cyclic and nothing is forever. Right now are gray and cold days for many people around the globe and I guess in some way this has helped us to feel the echo of other countries and how each action has a repercussion just like the butterfly effect.

I know is not easy, but where are you going to find a way out. I never thought that my post will these photos were my inner thoughts about this situation about yeah that is. 

My best wishes to you~
Stay at home and be healthy πŸ’—


Bye Bye!!

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

ALL DAY GLOW Calming Balance Gel Cleanser



Hi Everyone!

Wow It has been a long time since I published a post and sincerely I don´t have excuses I´ve been working and life has been happening, of course, I had so many wishes to share this review with you because this has been a product that  I really enjoyed. The cleanser is the product that I change with more frequency, the serums, essences, and toner last me more first because I alternate between brands and products but when I find a good cleanser I use this so much. Obviously, like all the products of skincare I give ti the product over a month to writing my review about that product for having a better response of my skin.

My Type Skin: Sensitive Combination

I decided to start to share my type of skin at the beginning of each post because is important to the reader to know the reason between the picks of my products. I could put this information on my sidebar but some people don´t like to read. So I was looking for a nice cleanser and I found this mild gel cleanser that mentioned has a good pH so I decided to pick this one. This product is not sponsored by the brand or any online website.


Features
A mild, moist, and smooth gel-to-foam cleanser that cleanses the skin without excessive stimulation. The acidulous gel cleanser with a pH level of 5.5 recovers the healthy skin balance and strengthens the skin barrier. Ceramide forms a protective moisture layer on the skin, preventing moisture loss and keeping the skin moist after cleansing.


How to Use

INGREDIENTS

Water, Lauramidopropyl Betaine, Chamomilla Recutita Extract, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate, Lauryl Glucoside, Sodium Chloride, Niacinamide, Coconut Acid, Sodium Isethionate, Arachidyl Glucoside, Phospholipids, Maltodextrin, Pyridoxine Hcl, Calcium Pantothenate, Cholesterol, Stearic Acid, Silica, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter, Hydrolyzed Jojoba Protein, Lavandula Angustifolia Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Oil, Cedrus Atlantica Bark Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis Peel Oil, Caprylic/​Capric Triglyceride, Hydrogenated Castor Oil Dimer Dilinoleate, Dimer Dilinoleyl Dimer Dilinoleate, Butylene Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Citric Acid, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Glyceryl Stearate, Polyquaternium-10, P-Anisic Acid, Caprylyl Glycol

ALL DAY GLOW Calming Balance Gel Cleanser 

Quantity 200mL 

Expiration Date


πŸ’§ Texture and Packaging: The packaging is super simple, first there is the white box with simple white letters but I like that the simplicity of the packaging. The bottle looks translucid and the cleanser is not completely colorless has a subtle yellow tint. The bottle has a nice dispenser super easy to use and that is really good because I´ve using this product over 3 months and this keeps working perfectly. The texture of this cleanser is a gel, this a nice gel that when touching the water transforms in foam and is super gentle.

Dispenser

The texture

pH 5

TEST

Before and After

PROs and CONs

PROs
- Acidic pH
- Affordable price
- Nice aroma
- Gel texture
- Good cleansing 
- Removes well the sebum and waterproof makeup
- Good quantity 200 mL

CONs
- In many countries, you only can buy this product online.

Conclusions

I decided to change my current cleanser three months ago from COSRX Low pH Good Morning Gel Cleanser to this ALL DAY GLOW Calming Balance Gel Cleanser because I started to notice too much dryness with the COSRX. It was a good cleanser but I keep with this feeling that I needed something more so I started with this one. Just when I received this product I started to use that product that same week which was good for me because I noticed since the first use the difference. 

First I noticed my skin moisturized clean pretty and luminous, and that was a change because that was exactly was I was looking for in a cleanser. I use this product as my second step in the cleansing routine but in the morning I only use one step regularly so I only use this one and this cleanser is the perfect balance for my skin. 

With this I am not saying that the COSRX Low pH Good Morning Gel Cleanser is bad I guess that is nor perfect for all the time. Because like I have sensitive combination skin sometimes my skin is more dry and sensitive and I need something that offers me moisture too. I was researching just a little about the ingredients and I noticed that one of the first ingredients in the list is Chamomilla Recutita Extract that is very well known by the anti-inflammatory properties. Now another very interesting ingredient is the Niacinamide that is one of my favorite ingredients in the world because provides that wonderful luminous effect and sincerely I don´t know the proportions of each ingredient but I guess that even If is a small proportion is good to know that has a good ingredient like that.

I like the aroma because even when this says that doesn´t have any fragrance this smells just like a subtle tangerine to me. But the aroma for me is pleasantbecause I enjoy the subtle citric aroma. For not to make this conclusion longer this cleanser is a good one, provides a good cleansing, moisturizing effect, good acidic pH 5 and I´ve been using for a little more than three months and I have not felt any issue with this cleanser. This is mild and I really enjoy the gel texture, this is a perfect second step.  This has a good quantity of product that is good for those people that use the cleanser every day like me.


RATING
★★★★★

(*^▽^)/By the way today is Doctor's Day in my country πŸ’Š
~ Happy day to me πŸŒ· I hope you enjoyed this review!


Bye Bye!!

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

NATURE REPUBLIC Pure Shine Cover BB 35g


Hi Everyone!


I am happy to be here writing a new review for you. This time is the turn for a good BB Cream. I always return to the BB Creams because they are perfect for everyday, in my opinion, nothing feels better than a good BB Cream for my everyday makeup. The brand Nature republic is a brand that has been one of my favorites for a long time and I enjoy the qualities of most of their products. This is the NATURE REPUBLIC Pure Shine Cover BB 35g this product is not sponsored by any brand or webstore.

I guess I prefer the light coverage for every day and good skin doesn´t need heavy coverage at least not for the mornings. I want to continue trying and using Bb Creams so I am going to share my experience with this product that I´ve been using over two months now.


Features
It is known to have a calming effect BB cream skin elasticity and the North American Indians have been using the extract containing a coneflower. 2 of which transparent and naturally cover blemishes and complete functionality into a natural skin BB cream.

Expiration Date 

INGREDIENTS
WATER, CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, CETYL PEG/PPG-10/1 DIMETHICONE, CYCLOHEXASILOXANE, GLYCERIN, SILICA 4-METHYLBENZYLIDENE CAMPHOR, DIPHENYLSILOXY PHENYL TRIMETHICONE, SODIUM CHLORIDE, BUTYLENE GLYCOL DICAPRYLATE/ DICAPRATE, ARBUTIN, DIMETHICONE, OZOKERITE, DIMETHICONE/VINYL DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER, DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE, QUATERNIUM-18 BENTONITE, CI 77499, POLYGLYCERYL-4 ISOSTEARATE, CI 77492, HEXYL LAURATE, CI 77491, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, PROPYLENE CARBONATE, METHYLPARABEN, FRAGRANCE, BEESWAX, SORBITAN OLIVATE, BUTYLPARABEN, SORBITAN ISOSTEARATE, PROPYLPARABEN, CALCIUM STEARATE, PANTHENOL, ECHINACEA PALLIDA EXTRACT, DISODIUM EDTA, ALCOHOL, MICA, PHENOXYETHANOL, SODIUM HYALURONATE, CENTELLA ASIATICA EXTRACT, TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN


Shade Color 02 Natural Beige
Quantity 35g

Security Seal

Security Seal

The creamy texture


🌷Texture and Packaging: The packaging is a simple tube with a white cap but I like the packaging sometimes less is more and I appreciate that with this brand. The texture is super creamy this is creamy and lightweight. On my skin feels super lightweight and the coverage is sheer.


Light Coverage

Before and After

PROs and CONs

PROs
- Simple packaging
- Creamy Texture
- Easy to apply
- Sheer coverage
- Nice aroma
- Semi-Matte Finish
- Affordable Price
- Lightweight
- SPF35 PA++

CONs
- In many countries, you only can buy this product online.
- Only two shades

πŸ’²Where to buy? 
- Jolse USD 6.94 
- eBay US $5.47



Conclusions

This is a perfect BB cream for every day. But obviously, I can´t end my conclusion there. the reasons behind I guess this is is a perfect BB Cream cream for every day are: The light coverage, I love it when a BB Cream feels lightweight and provides sheer coverage. I need a product that can offer me light coverage because I don´t want to be with heavy makeup all the time and sometimes with high coverage I feel like I am with too much makeup. But If want to visit the supermarket or visit the park this is a great BB Cream for me. I am not a person to like to use a dense product all the time. 

So If you are looking for sheer coverage with a nice semi-matte effect this is the perfect product for you. If you prefer something with more coverage I don´t recommend this to you. This has a very subtle floral aroma that disappears in a few minutes but is pleasant to me and doesn´t causes me any allergic reaction. This doesn´t cause me any outbreaks (thanks to heaven) and is pretty good for my sensitive combination skin.

My skin is not glowy but feels moisturized and I appreciate that because I was using a product that was making my skin feels dry and I don´t like that effect at all. The only issue with this BB Cream is the limitation with respect to the shades. This has only two shades I decided to pick the 02 natural beige because I don´t want to look like a ghost. Good price, nice effect, moisturizing semi-matte finish and good for every day definitely I want to try more BB creams by Nature Republic.


RATING
★★★★★

(‐^▽^‐)I enjoy writing about products that I really like this one
I hope you enjoyed my review 
 I want to wish you a happy week


Bye Bye!!

Saturday, February 15, 2020

[JOLSE] TIA'M Vita B3 Source Review


Hi Everyone!

This is my last review of a series of products that I received this is about skincare. Usually, the skin care product is the last because I feel a responsibility for the skincare products because I guess I need to use at least during a month to share a proper review with you. For me, the serum in my skincare is a must-have I need to confess that in the month of December I had a breakout probably for sleep deprivation, stress, and poor nutrition and don´t misunderstand me with this last one I was eating but a lot of sugar and I started my year with a cold. So my skin was with pimples and some old marks of new pimples It was really annoying. Thanks to heaven I was attached to my regular routine that was pretty good until I found this serum.

Like I mentioned in my other posts this review is part of my collaboration with Jolse but all the opinions expressed here are based on my own experience with this product. Prepare yourself because this is gonna be a long post.

This high-performance brightening serum formulated with Niacinamide
and Arbutin intensively slows down the pigment-making process in the skin.
It minimizes the appearance of dark spots and discoloration if for a brighter,
more evened skin tone and radiant-looking complexion.


Hangul

Directions, Caution, and Ingredients

Water, Niacinamide(Vitamin B3; 10%), Butylene Glycol, Arbutin (2%), Allantoin, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Lindera Erythrocarpa Extract, Cornus Officinalis Fruit Extract, Geranium Thunbergii Extract, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Sodium Hyaluronate, Methylpropanediol, Laurylpyridinium Chloride, Chlorphenesin, 1,2-Hexanediol

Bar Code and Expiration Date

TIA'M Vita B3 Source 

How to Use
After toning, dispense 2-3 drops and apply evenly to your face.
Apply once again on the dull area or dark patches and lightly tap the area to be fully absorbed.

During the day, finish with sunscreen.

 Talking a little more about the Ingredients:

- Niacinamide: This is a great ingredient and is known as a form of vitamin B3 and that's where the name of this serum comes from and in this serum has a concentration of %10 (or at least that says the bottle). This vitamin works in the skin first helping the lipid barrier of our skin to maintain in a good condition and that helps to make the skin with a hydrating effect. And I have a very known effect in the dark spots because it helps to reduce the dark spots and that, of course, provides a brightening effect.

- Arbutin: This ingredient works in a different way but helps to reduce and prevent hyperpigmentation because arbutin is going to inhibit an enzyme in our skin called Tyrosinase that catalyzes the production of melanin. Melanin is one that causes our skin to have a certain type of pigmentation and when our skin suffers some kind of damage caused by the sun or acne it tends to produce the dark spots in the affected areas.

The texture is watery



Now the progression after several days using the product
The only edition of the next photos of my skin is the watermark


Day 1


Day 2


Day 3


Day 4




This is my video review  (*´▽`*) 
You can see how I apply this product

PROs and CONs

PROs
- Affordable price.
- A good quantity of product
- Dropper for easy application
- Brightening effect
- Helps to heal the pimples
- Reduce the redness 
- Reduce the hyperpigmentation
- Watery texture
- Lightweight
- Quick absorption
- Skin firming
- Fragrance-Free

CONs
- In many countries, you only can buy this product online.

Conclusions

This is my first time using this product so I was a little worried because I never know How is going to react my skin to a new product and more with high concentrations of one ingredient like niacinamide. I realized the sensitive test and everything was fine so I applied two days after that the serum on my skin after wash my skin with my cleanser and the next day I applied this product after applying my toner I noticed a better reaction on my skin because I feel my skin more moisturized and that is the effect I am looking. The absorption is quick and provides a sebum control which is great for me in the morning when I need to apply my cream and my sunscreen. This serum is very watery and when dries leave a little white coat in the skin but is very subtle If you apply cream a few minutes after applying the serum that white coat is less noticeable.

After the application after around two weeks or 15 days I noticed that after each application my skin feels tighten and moisturized and brighten, of course, I noticed the reduction of dark spots and the healing of my pimples much before of that. The first week I noticed a complete change in my skin. The redness was less with the dark spots too. The watery effect is something like I really like because I can apply a product after others without feeling my skin with a dense and heavy texture. The effect of this serum is quick in the skin and more is, of course, you are like me and you are few times direct to the sun and use the sunscreen you are going the effect too.

My skin is not perfect and my sensitive combination skin is affected about everything If I feel stressed or with anxiety that is gonna be reflected in my skin and this serum helped me with all that ugly redness in my skin. If you watch my video review there I don´t have anything in my skin I am "bare face" there and you can see how my skin even is not perfect is brighten and clear and I can contribute all that to that serum. I only need a few drops for my entire face which is good because the quantity of this serum is 40 ml. Something I don´t find any aroma to this product and that is because this product is fragrance-free and apparently any ingredient causes any particular odor. Too different to Vitamin C and the Red Serum of TIA'M this doesn´t cause me any itchy in the application.

If I have to make a comparison between this serum and the TIA'M My Signature Red C Serum definitely I prefer the TIA'M Vita B3 Source because I don´t have the annoying issue with the oxidation, this doesn´t leave my face red and this is not sticky at all and works pretty fast. I am going to repurchase this one because right now is a good offer at Jolse and I need another bottle of this serum.


RATING
★★★★★
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If you want to buy TIA'M Vita B3 Source
 This is the end of a long review I hope you enjoyed this review
And can find this post useful~ thank you so much to Jolse for allowing me to cooperate again with this great web store.
Good day!


Bye Bye!!