Glossier Daily Favorites

Glossier is one of my absolute favorite skincare brands. I like them so much because of the fact that, as they say it, they put skin first. Some of their products are part of my everyday life, and I can’t live without! Here is a short list of my daily favorites.

  • Milky Jelly Cleanser – This is the first thing from Glossier that I have tried! It feels just as it sounds. It is lightweight, but thick, and gives off a fresh, cleansed feeling after using. I like this product because of the simplicity and results of it. There are no fragrances or dyes and it is non-comedogenic, as well as other things! (check the Glossier website for full ingredient list). As described on the bottle, it is a skin conditioner and I feel it doing just that, with it including five different conditioners. Many benefits with this cleanser, I have no complaints! I use before bed and in the shower!Full 1
  • Balm Dotcom – These are their universal skin salves! Also, probably my favorite product by them! I currently have Balm Dotcom in Coconut (clear and glossy), Cherry (glossy, with a slight red tint), and Birthday (a shimmery shine that doesn’t overdo it). They also come in Original, Mint, and Rose. For me, Cherry is my favorite. It can be used anywhere in need of some moisture, I keep one in my purse and squeeze out a little bit to swipe on my lips whenever I need. The scent is just perfect; very real and sweet, but not overwhelming. They make my lips moisturized, while leaving out the heavy and thick gooey look.  
  • Haloscope – This is their highlighter stick! I do not wear face makeup, but I do love a dewy shine, so Haloscope is my exception! Having a tanner complexion, I decided to go with their Topaz shade, which is more of a golden color and says is for a “sun-kissed glow”. The other two shades, Quartz and Moonstone, are much of a pearly, bright shimmer. The outer “halo” has real crystals, and the inner has moisturizers for the healthy looking shine. This is so easy to apply. I swipe it over my cheekbones and right above my cupid’s bow! All - Slider 1
  • Glossier You – This is Glossier’s first personal fragrance! I got a sample of it along with a purchase and I was so happy I had a shot to try it before buying. I’ve seen some mixed reviews on it, so I didn’t know what to think, but it was love at first spritz. I am very picky when it comes to perfume, but this is the one for me. It is the perfect scent for daily use, no matter the occasion and not heavy or strong. However, this scent is up to the person who wears it. It is all about personal taste! 

all photos are courtesy of Glossier.com 

 

Cocokind Organic Matcha Face Moisturizer Review

THIS. This is my holy grail moisturizer. When I was purchasing this product, I did not know what to expect. I’ve heard great things about Cocokind, but did not know where to start when ordering their stuff. I got something I usually always start with and need; a moisturizer. I figured you can’t go wrong. I ended up buying Cocokind’s Organic Matcha Face Moisturizer.

I was so excited when it came. I opened immediately and discovered it being solid, not creamy. Different, but I liked it. Note: the consistency does change with temperature! It states right on the jar that it’s free of parabens, preservatives, chemicals, gluten, alcohol, GMOs, fragrances, and cruelty. I was sold.

Results: My overall skin tone is much more even and generally healthier looking. The matcha in it helps my under-eye bags and took away any redness. There is zero irritation with this product, or complaints either. It’s an all-around great moisturizer and I definitely recommend. I use this every night, and I have been ever since buying three months ago. It says use for dry skin or PM use- I use at night and after showers. My skin is moisturized more than ever and I love the dewy look it gives me. Not to mention, the scent is pleasant. I don’t don’t feel greasy or weighed down, it really is just what I was looking for. Since you do not need to use more than a few swipes of it, the 2oz jar has lasted me since March (with about a month and a half still left!) and is so worth the price. I definitely recommend to try it for yourself!

Not the most appealing looking, but gets the job done! As you can see, it’s more of a liquid due to being in 80 degree weather.

Two-Ingredient Homemade Lotion

Since it is summer now and I want soft, glossy skin, I need something that really works and something I could always have easily at my disposal. I didn’t want to keep using the same products because I know how they all work. That being said, I of course, took it upon myself to make my own lotion. I’m a dedicated user of coconut oil for my skin and sometimes hair, so I wanted to incorporate that for sure. I didn’t want anything that had too many ingredients because I wanted to keep it easy and simple. After looking up the kinds of vitamins that are beneficial to skin, I decided to use vitamin E as well. Vitamin E blocks free radicals from the body, which slows down aging and wrinkles, as well as help moisturize dry skin. When making the lotion, it’s important to use a small ratio of the vitamin E to coconut oil. As good as it is, vitamin E is very heavy and can cause breakouts quite easily. It’s better to find liquid vitamin E if you can, but for the sake of convenience, I grabbed the first bottle of capsules I saw.

I take about 3-4 tablespoons of coconut oil and put it in a jar along with 3 capsules (I punctured them with a pin and squeezed the liquid out). If you’re using straight liquid, I would put in 1 1/2 teaspoons of it in. Remember, this is all about preference and it depends on how sensitive your skin is and how it reacts to it. For easy mixing, I made sure the coconut oil was semi-soft and room temperature. With a spoon, I mashed it together and mixed it, leaving the consistency thick yet loose enough for easy rubbing.

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***If you want to add a scent to your lotion, any essential oil would do the trick! I’d recommend a lavender or peppermint (1/2 teaspoon).