In this Makeup/Skincare Story, I share with you my current Top 30 Priceline (Drugstore) Faves for the past few months!
THE KIND COLLECTIVE Natural Mineral Foundation Powder (light medium) and THE KIND COLLECTIVE Natural Superhero 5-in-1 Multitasking Pressed Powder (light)
Australis Fresh & Flawless Skin Tints (Beige & Golden) SPF15
THEBALM The Dew Manizer's Squad (Mary-Dew; Cindy-Dew; Betty-Dew and Bonnie-Dew)
MILANI Highly Rated Anti-Gravity Mascara
ESSENCE Double Trouble Mascara and Double Trouble Waterproof Mascara
NYX Professionals Plump Finish Setting Spray with Electrolytes
REAL TECHNIQUES Miracle Complexion Sponge and Miracle Powder Sponge 2 Piece
REAL TECHNIQUES Satin Finish Blend Extender with Niacinamide
SKIN PROUD Frozen Over Gel-To-Ice-Hydrator
SKIN PROUD Sleep Hero
SKIN PROUD Balance Act Pink Clay Balancing Mask
BOOST LAB Vitamin B3 Blemish Rescue Serum
CINCH Sleep + Glow 5 in 1 Overnight Booster Mask
L'ORÉAL PARIS Age Perfect Cell Renewal Midnight Serum
CARBON THEORY Tea Tree Oil & Vitamin A Breakout Control Spot Paste
STRIVECTIN Super-C Retinol Brightening & Correcting Serum
THE BASE COLLECTIVE Magnesium & Lavender Beauty Sleep Spray
GLAM BY MANICARE Contour Roller Set and GLAM BY MANICARE Microneedle Derma Roller
OLAY Luminous Niacinamide + Vitamin C Cream
ELIZABETH ARDEN Eight Hour® Cream Skin Protectant Original
THE QUICK FLICK Set Finishing Spray with Blue Light Defence SPF 50+
Q+A Hyaluronic Acid Face Mist
Q+A Grapefruit Cleansing Balm
NO7 HydraLuminous Water Surge Gel Cream
WELEDA Skin Food Body Lotion
SHEAMOISTURE Papaya & Neroli All Day Frizz Control Milk Gel
SUN BUM Protecting Heat Protector
The Ordinary Haircare: Sulphate 4% Cleanser for Body and Hair and Behentrimonium Chloride 2% Conditioner
DOSE & CO Pure Collagen Unflavoured Bovine Collagen Peptides
ARDELL NAIL ADDICT PREMIUM artificial nail sets
THE KIND COLLECTIVE Natural Mineral Foundation Powder offers protection from harmful UV rays and Blue Light and contains natural botanicals of Jojoba Oil, Vitamin E and Kaolin. It has a SPF 15 and Blue light protection. I really enjoy this foundation. Even though it is a loose powder foundation, it keeps my combination skin well balanced. The coverage is buildable too.
THE KIND COLLECTIVE Natural Superhero 5-in-1 Multitasking Pressed Powder multi tasking 5-in-1 powder that acts as. a contour powder, a blusher, bronzer, or eyeshadow. It can even be mixed with gloss or balm for a natural lip colour. Contains skin loving botanicals of Licorice Root Extract, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, B3 Niacinamide and Coffee extract.
AUSTRALIS Fresh & Flawless Skin Tints (Beige & Golden) SPF15. These skin tints are perfect for a no-makeup makeup look. They provide a light to medium coverage and does blur out imperfections. They also have an SPF of 15. Perfect if you are in a rush and just need to pop out quickly for a coffee catch up. They are moisturising too.
THEBALM The Dew Manizer's Squad (Mary-Dew; Cindy-Dew; Betty-Dew and Bonnie-Dew). I absolutely adore this set of mini liquid highlighters! I use them on the eyes for a wash of colour, on the cheekbones and on my cupid's bow. These shades are universally flattering.
MILANI Highly Rated Anti-Gravity Mascara. This mascara truly lives up to its name. It perfectly lifts and separates my lashes. I don't have the best lashes but with this mascara, they look longer and fuller. And it is quite affordable too. I think it is comparable with some high-end holy grail mascaras.
ESSENCE Double Trouble Mascara and Double Trouble Waterproof Mascara.
Some people start to laugh with glee when they find a real gem of a beauty product at bargain prices. This is how I feel with these two mascaras from Essence. They are so good! Cheap and effective. They really do lengthen; separate and give volume to my tiny lashes. The brush is has two different sides to it. One for lifting/separating and one for adding volume. The waterproof version is great for warm weather when I tend to sweat off my makeup.
NYX Professionals Plump Finish Setting Spray with Electrolytes. i love this setting spray! It is perfect for the dewy look and has skincare benefits. It really sets makeup well. I like to use it as a primer spray sometimes too, if I want a more dewy look. The only downside is that it is a spray - not a mist, so you have to be careful when applying it as it can hit you in the face a little. Once you get over that, it is amazing.
REAL TECHNIQUES Miracle Complexion Sponge and Miracle Powder Sponge 2 Piece. I always get this duo. One is for "wet" products like foundations and concealers and the other is for "dry" products.. I love how soft these are and how well they blend out my makeup. For events, I always keep a clean one in my bag to help blot any oily parts.
REAL TECHNIQUES Satin Finish Blend Extender with Niacinamide. What could be better from Real Techniques but this setting mist with skincare benefits. It is a very good setting mist (and I say mist as it does come out in a fine mist) and I love that it has skin saving niacinamide in it. I use this and layer it one in between foundation, concealer and setting powder and my makeup stays locked in all day. It gives you a more matte finish.
Some products from UK brand SKIN PROUD.
I'm really enjoying the SKIN PROUD Frozen Over Gel-To-Ice-Hydrator. It is like ice in gel form. Instantly soothes any rashes and dry patches on my face. If you freeze it for 2-3 hours, it gives you that ice facial effect, de-puffing and hydrating. This actually looks like ice in bottle - even without freezing.
The SKIN PROUD Sleep Hero is a super hydrating sleep mask that has cranberry seed oil and raspberry extract. I apply this as the last step to my night time routine and I wake up with fresh, nourished and moisturised skin. You can use it in two ways. One, as a hydrating mask - apply a super thick layer and wait for 15 mins before washing off. The other, which the way I use it more, as a sleeping mask - apply a thin layer.
SKIN PROUD Balance Act Pink Clay Balancing Mask. I love masks that come in these convenient twist-up format. This is a pink clay mask that helps balance the skin. Also effective in drawing out impurities.
BOOST LAB Vitamin B3 Blemish Rescue Serum. This is an effective water based serum. Vitamin B3 is also known as niacinamide. It is a good antioxidant that also hydrates and protects the skin from free radicals. i like it because it is inexpensive and I saw quick results.
CINCH Sleep + Glow 5 in 1 Overnight Booster Mask. This is another lovely overnight treatment. It cleanses, exfoliates, hydrates and smooths the appearance of fine lines. This is a sleeping mask and you apply it as the last step of your PM routine. It has a cocktail of paw paw and pineapple enzymes for exfoliation, Hualonurate to hydrate, plump and smooth fine lines. It also has Cinch's Superox-C combined with pure Kakadu Plum to help even out skin tone.
L'Oréal Paris Age Perfect Cell Renewal Midnight Serum is a new-generation anti-ageing serum inspired by mother cells science. Formulated with an exclusive Antioxidant Recovery Complex, Midnight Serum is enriched with the combination of two powerful antioxidants, Neohesperidin and Vitamin E, that work to protect skin cells against free radical damage and encourage intense cell regeneration at night. Night time is when our skin starts its regeneration process. This is a fabulous anti-aging serum. I wake up with super soft and smooth skin.
CARBON THEORY Tea Tree Oil & Vitamin A Breakout Control Spot Paste. This vegan and cruelty free. A really good spot treatment that helps reduce acne and redness. It has Vitamin A, Tea Tree Oil, Silver (antimicrobial element that can help kill acne-causing bacteria), and Zinc Oxide to soothe irritated skin and helps repair damage.
STRIVECTIN Super-C Retinol Brightening & Correcting Serum. One of the most expensive products I have on the list and totally worth every cent. This combines Vitamin C with Retinol and it works so well to even out skin tone as well as smooth out the skin. The glass bottle is also very luxe and I love the packaging.
THE BASE COLLECTIVE Magnesium Oil & Lavender Sleep Spray. This is such a necessity for me. This helps me sleep and I use it on my legs as well if I get "restless legs". I also like to use it as a pillow mist,
GLAM BY MANICARE has come out with a series of affordable beauty devices. These are two of my favourties.
GLAM BY MANICARE Contour Roller Set. This is a two-in-one sonic powered roller (it uses an AA battery). It comes with two heads, a double roller for the face and a T-Bar for the delicate area around the eyes. I think it is such good value as the quality is comparable to more expensive products that are usually over $100. This roller set costs less than $50.
GLAM BY MANICARE Microneedle Derma Roller. Another fabulous and affordable product from GLAM is this microneedle derma roller. Also priced at under $50, this derma roller is designed with 540 ultrafine 0.3mm painless needles, which is made of sterilised surgical grade Stainless Steel. I love using this one to two times a week at night and I feel it helps reduce the look of scars and pores.
OLAY Luminous Niacinamide + Vitamin C Cream. This magical cream combines vitamin c and niacinamide. I really like the light gel like texture. This formula has Vitamin C, Vitamin B3 and Lactic Acid. These work to brighten and hydrate the skin. A good alternative to more expensive similar products.
ELIZABETH ARDEN Eight Hour® Cream Skin Protectant Original. This is the OG of multi-purpose creams. There are so many uses for it. It was created in 1930 by Miss Arden to soothe and protect skin. You can use it for so many purposes. On the nails, face and also to smooth out your brows.
THE QUICK FLICK, famous for its eyeliners has this lovely range of sunscreens. THE QUICK FLICK Set Finishing Spray with Blue Light Defence SPF 50+ is such an easy way to reapply your sunscreen on the go and I live that it works so well as a setting spray too. This is now a must have in my skincare routine. There is no white cast with this sunscreen setting spray.
Q+A Hyaluronic Acid Face Mist. This hydrating mist is gorgeous. I like the how fine the mist is and how refreshing it is. I often keep it next to me for a quick pick me up. It is super affordable at under $20.
Q+A Grapefruit Cleansing Balm. This is such a good makeup remover. It smells amazing and does such a god job of removing makeup. Also it is super affordable at under $20. I like to use it as a first step to my double cleanse.
NO7 HydraLuminous Water Surge Gel Cream. This is like magic. It feels like I've dunked my head into a bowl of water. A super hydrating gel cream that just melts into your skin for extra hydration. This is particularly good for warmer months when I store it in the fridge.
WELEDA Skin Food Body Lotion. The body version of the popular WELEDA Skin food for the face. This is just as good and is deeply nourishing.
SHEAMOISTURE Papaya & Neroli All Day Frizz Control Milk Gel. This super milk gel hybrid does wonders for frizzy hair. I love using both for curling (holds a curl well) as well as straightening. It makes my hair so smooth and silky. Definitely one hair care product I can't live without now.
SUN BUM Protecting Heat Protector. Another one of my most reached for hair styling products. This is not only a heat protector but also contains Noni, rich in Vitamin C that rids the scalp of impurities and hydrates and nourishes hair. It also has Giant Sea Kelp Extract to soften hair and help retain moisture and resiliency, while adding shine. It is ./ bi-phase product and you need to shake it up so that the two liquids mix well.
THE ORDINARY Haircare. Known for their affordable and very effective skincare, The Ordinary also now has haircare. The Ordinary's Sulphate 4% Cleanser doubles up as a shower gel. It is gentle enough to use everyday and safe for coloured hair. I love how good it is to remove buildup. Use with Behentrimonium Chloride 2% Conditioner which is a fabulous conditioner that softens and smooths hair. There is also a hair serum, The Ordinary Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA for Scalp. It has ingredients that mimic the scalp's natural moisturiser and supports hydration through scalp skin barrier protection.
DOSE & CO Pure Collagen Unflavoured Bovine Collagen Peptides. Dose & Co has become such a part of my day. I like the unflavoured version as I can add that to my smoothies, coffee and tea. This really works! Whenever i take it continuously daily for at least two weeks, my hair and nails grow faster and my skin looks much better. I've just discovered that they also have creamers - what Americans like to add as "milk" in their warm drinks. I'm definitely going to try those next.
ARDELL NAIL ADDICT PREMIUM artificial nail sets. Ardell has some of the prettiest and more glamorous artificial nail sets. You can always find a pair to suit any outfit and some are even embellished with little gem stones. I must admit, these are my secret indulgence. I can't stop collecting them! Ardell also sells "adhesive tabs", which you can use instead of the nail glue that comes with each set. I prefer using the adhesive tabs as it allows me to reuse the nails as well as quickly change my nail look. Each set is under $20 and if you use the nail glue, they last for up to 10 days if you are careful with them.
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Yours Truly with Lots of Love, Tashi Jade Bell.
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