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Anti Aging Amber

35+ Skincare & beauty obsessed RN interested in all things anti-aging. Sharing my discoveries with you!! FL. AntiAgingAmber@gmail.com

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Day 22 of the #cultbeautyskincarechallenge hosted by @cultbeauty is all about #carolinehironsmademedoit . Big shout out to @lizalaska for creating the tag!!! The tag and @carolinehirons herself have helped foster an amazing skincare community on IG of likeminded men and women from all over the globe. .
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I could post a bunch of different products that Caroline had turned me onto, or all of the things I have learned through her routines, guidance from her blog, or YouTube videos. But I felt more compelled to share a more personal interpretation of the day. .
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Caroline is who inspired me to seek out others who loved skincare and beauty through IG. I needed a creative outlet from the stresses of being a CVICU nurse. The pics were great but I found an amazing community (and growing!) of the most wonderful people!!!! It was indirectly through Caroline that I found all of you. Each and every day I am thankful for you - your love, support, and kindness. Thank you for participating in the challenges and always putting a smile on my face. .
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Something that Caroline also does is speak her mind. Today a brand attempted to bully and harass my @goalstogetglowing . They immaturely wanted her picture so they could "blast" her in response to her constructive, genuine, and respectful review. Well, as promised, here is my picture. I am protective of this community. If you want to blast anyone, blast me. .
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So thank you, Caroline, for helping me achieve healthy skin. Thank you for making me laugh and singing Reba's "Fancy". Thank you for your genuine, honest, educated reviews and insights. Thank you for championing what's right. And thank you for indirectly guiding me to this community that I love and cherish so very much. .
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#skincarechallenge #skincarecommunity #skincarelover #skincaredaily #skincarejunkie #skincareaddict #carolinehirons #skinhealth #beautycommunity #iloveskincare #beautycommunity #instaskin #igskincare

Day 22 of the #cultbeautyskincarechallenge hosted by @cultbeauty is all about #carolinehironsmademedoit . Big shout out to @lizalaska for creating the tag!!! The tag and @carolinehirons herself have helped foster an amazing skincare community on IG of likeminded men and women from all over the globe. . . I could post a bunch of different products that Caroline had turned me onto, or all of the things I have learned through her routines, guidance from her blog, or YouTube videos. But I felt more compelled to share a more personal interpretation of the day. . . Caroline is who inspired me to seek out others who loved skincare and beauty through IG. I needed a creative outlet from the stresses of being a CVICU nurse. The pics were great but I found an amazing community (and growing!) of the most wonderful people!!!! It was indirectly through Caroline that I found all of you. Each and every day I am thankful for you - your love, support, and kindness. Thank you for participating in the challenges and always putting a smile on my face. . . Something that Caroline also does is speak her mind. Today a brand attempted to bully and harass my @goalstogetglowing . They immaturely wanted her picture so they could "blast" her in response to her constructive, genuine, and respectful review. Well, as promised, here is my picture. I am protective of this community. If you want to blast anyone, blast me. . . So thank you, Caroline, for helping me achieve healthy skin. Thank you for making me laugh and singing Reba's "Fancy". Thank you for your genuine, honest, educated reviews and insights. Thank you for championing what's right. And thank you for indirectly guiding me to this community that I love and cherish so very much. . . #skincarechallenge #skincarecommunity #skincarelover #skincaredaily #skincarejunkie #skincareaddict #carolinehirons #skinhealth #beautycommunity #iloveskincare #beautycommunity #instaskin #igskincare - 3 hours ago

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Day 20 of the #CultBeautySkinCareChallenge hosted by @cultbeauty is all about The Morning After The Night Before
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I think one of the biggest lessons I've learned is that when your skin is looking a bit dull, out of sorts, maybe you stayed out too late, kids kept you up, hungover even, don't go in guns blazing. Stick with your normal routine but add some extra time for self care - a facial massage, use home device (@skinclinical Reverse is a new toy), a sheet mask. As someone with sensitive prone skin, if I throw everything at my skin, it's going to give me the opposite effect. .
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Here is what I used this morning (and I had wine last night)
🍷 IT Cosmetics Confidence in a Cleanser
🍷 NIOD SDSM, followed by CAIS*
🍷 SkinClinical Reverse Anti Aging Light Therapy*
🍷 Jordan Samuel Skin Hydrate
🍷 ZO Medical Ossential Instant Pore Refiner*
🍷 Caudalie Resveratrol Eye Lifting Balm
🍷 DermaTruth Antioxidant Peptide Gel/Creme*
🍷 Paula's Choice Super Light Daily Wrinkle Defense Broad Spectrum SPF30
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Hope everyone is having a fantastic Sunday, indulging in a little self care. Don't forget my AMBER15 15% off code ends soon, if you need to stock up at CB.
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#skincaretips #skincarelover #skincaredaily #skincareblogger #skincareroutine #morningroutine #skincareobsessed #skincarediary #skincareregimen #skincarejunkie #skincareaddict #instaskin #instaskincare #igbeauty #igblogger #itcosmetics #niod #jordansamuelskin #paulaschoice #zomedical #definerefine #skinclinical #caudalie #dermatruth #iloveskincare
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Day 20 of the #CultBeautySkinCareChallenge hosted by @cultbeauty is all about The Morning After The Night Before . . I think one of the biggest lessons I've learned is that when your skin is looking a bit dull, out of sorts, maybe you stayed out too late, kids kept you up, hungover even, don't go in guns blazing. Stick with your normal routine but add some extra time for self care - a facial massage, use home device (@skinclinical Reverse is a new toy), a sheet mask. As someone with sensitive prone skin, if I throw everything at my skin, it's going to give me the opposite effect. . . Here is what I used this morning (and I had wine last night) IT Cosmetics Confidence in a Cleanser NIOD SDSM, followed by CAIS* SkinClinical Reverse Anti Aging Light Therapy* Jordan Samuel Skin Hydrate ZO Medical Ossential Instant Pore Refiner* Caudalie Resveratrol Eye Lifting Balm DermaTruth Antioxidant Peptide Gel/Creme* Paula's Choice Super Light Daily Wrinkle Defense Broad Spectrum SPF30 . . Hope everyone is having a fantastic Sunday, indulging in a little self care. Don't forget my AMBER15 15% off code ends soon, if you need to stock up at CB. . . #skincaretips #skincarelover #skincaredaily #skincareblogger #skincareroutine #morningroutine #skincareobsessed #skincarediary #skincareregimen #skincarejunkie #skincareaddict #instaskin #instaskincare #igbeauty #igblogger #itcosmetics #niod #jordansamuelskin #paulaschoice #zomedical #definerefine #skinclinical #caudalie #dermatruth #iloveskincare *gifted - 2 days ago

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MakeUp Forever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation Review
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Received this complementary from Influenster for review purposes. .
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This foundation provides a solid medium coverage, which is usually what I'm after. I typically don't go for full coverage because I like to see my skin. I would rather cover spots with concealer. What I've liked most about this foundation is its longevity. I'm a critical care nurse who works 13 hour shifts. I don't have time to touch up, blot throughout the day. 
I typically use 3 pumps to cover my entire face. I haven't tried with a Beauty Blender yet, but I love to apply with my IT Cosmetics Heavenly Luxe Complexion Perfection Brush. .
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The finish is satin. Not quite matte, as your skin just looks like skin. I can't really feel it on the skin, but I wouldn't say it's completely weightless.
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This is the foundation my sister @jennalaine wears for television. It was formulated for television and film. She always looks amazing on TV. I can see this foundation being a go-to for me for special events or when I need my makeup to last all day. .
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I like that there are 39 shades, taking both tone and depth into consideration. I'm wearing Y305. I think $43 USD is a reasonable price for this foundation. .
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#MUFE #complimentary #contest @influenser @makeupforeverus #ultrahd #makeup #makeuplover #makeupjunkie #ilovemakeup #makeupreview #rn #nurse #beautycommunity #instaglam #instabeauty #igbeauty #igblogger #sephora #motd #fotd #beautyjunkie #beautyaddict

MakeUp Forever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation Review . . Received this complementary from Influenster for review purposes. . . This foundation provides a solid medium coverage, which is usually what I'm after. I typically don't go for full coverage because I like to see my skin. I would rather cover spots with concealer. What I've liked most about this foundation is its longevity. I'm a critical care nurse who works 13 hour shifts. I don't have time to touch up, blot throughout the day. I typically use 3 pumps to cover my entire face. I haven't tried with a Beauty Blender yet, but I love to apply with my IT Cosmetics Heavenly Luxe Complexion Perfection Brush. . . The finish is satin. Not quite matte, as your skin just looks like skin. I can't really feel it on the skin, but I wouldn't say it's completely weightless. . . This is the foundation my sister @jennalaine wears for television. It was formulated for television and film. She always looks amazing on TV. I can see this foundation being a go-to for me for special events or when I need my makeup to last all day. . . I like that there are 39 shades, taking both tone and depth into consideration. I'm wearing Y305. I think $43 USD is a reasonable price for this foundation. . . #MUFE #complimentary #contest @influenser @makeupforeverus #ultrahd #makeup #makeuplover #makeupjunkie #ilovemakeup #makeupreview #rn #nurse #beautycommunity #instaglam #instabeauty #igbeauty #igblogger #sephora #motd #fotd #beautyjunkie #beautyaddict - 3 days ago

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I received the Makeup Forever Ultra HD complimentary for review from Influenster. I've been wearing this daily for the past 2 weeks and have really been enjoying it. There's a lot of longevity in this foundation!! Will post a full review. .
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Here is one side of my face with the foundation, the other without. I find it gives a nice medium coverage and evens out my skin. .
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Have you tried this foundation? 
@influenster #boomerang #complimentary #contest @makeupforeverus #ultrahd #makeupforever #foundation #makeuplover #makeupjunkie #makeup #makeupoftheday #motd #influenster #beauty #bblogger #beautyblogger #fotd #instabeauty #beautycommunity

I received the Makeup Forever Ultra HD complimentary for review from Influenster. I've been wearing this daily for the past 2 weeks and have really been enjoying it. There's a lot of longevity in this foundation!! Will post a full review. . . Here is one side of my face with the foundation, the other without. I find it gives a nice medium coverage and evens out my skin. . . Have you tried this foundation? @influenster #boomerang #complimentary #contest @makeupforeverus #ultrahd #makeupforever #foundation #makeuplover #makeupjunkie #makeup #makeupoftheday #motd #influenster #beauty #bblogger #beautyblogger #fotd #instabeauty #beautycommunity - 3 days ago

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Day 19 of the #CultBeautySkinCareChallenge hosted by @cultbeauty focuses on Desert Island
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This was a day we did back in the #januaryskinchallenge so it's fun to see how your choices may have changed. It's fun that after almost 9 months, my choices are relatively the same, only 1 change!! .
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🌴 I would still keep my Jordan Samuel Skin Hydrate Serum and my Paula's Choice Resist Super Light Wrinkle Defense SPF30. They're both staples in my skincare arsenal. I depend on these workhorses and they've never let me down. Hall of fame, HG Faves. I've done detailed reviews on both. .
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🌴 The newbie is my new IT Cosmetics Confidence in a Cleanser Skin Hydrating Cleansing Serum. I mainly use as a 2nd Cleanse or an AM Cleanse. But I've seen video of this stuff destroying makeup. Love that it's multipurpose like that. May try to remove makeup with it tonight. But, if I'm limited on items I can take with me, and I'd have to chose today, I would chose that. Have been using for 2 weeks consistently. Review to come. .
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Can't wait to hear about your desert island picks!
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#igskincare #sunprotection #desertisland #skincarefavorites #cleanser #facecleanser #spf #jordansamuelskin #sensitiveskin #skinhealth #skincarejunkie #skincareaddict #skincarelover #skincaredaily #skincareobsessed #skincarecommunity #skincarereview #iloveskincare #skincareproducts #igbeauty #igblogger #igskin #instaskin #instablog #cultbeauty

Day 19 of the #CultBeautySkinCareChallenge hosted by @cultbeauty focuses on Desert Island . . This was a day we did back in the #januaryskinchallenge so it's fun to see how your choices may have changed. It's fun that after almost 9 months, my choices are relatively the same, only 1 change!! . . I would still keep my Jordan Samuel Skin Hydrate Serum and my Paula's Choice Resist Super Light Wrinkle Defense SPF30. They're both staples in my skincare arsenal. I depend on these workhorses and they've never let me down. Hall of fame, HG Faves. I've done detailed reviews on both. . . The newbie is my new IT Cosmetics Confidence in a Cleanser Skin Hydrating Cleansing Serum. I mainly use as a 2nd Cleanse or an AM Cleanse. But I've seen video of this stuff destroying makeup. Love that it's multipurpose like that. May try to remove makeup with it tonight. But, if I'm limited on items I can take with me, and I'd have to chose today, I would chose that. Have been using for 2 weeks consistently. Review to come. . . Can't wait to hear about your desert island picks! . . #igskincare #sunprotection #desertisland #skincarefavorites #cleanser #facecleanser #spf #jordansamuelskin #sensitiveskin #skinhealth #skincarejunkie #skincareaddict #skincarelover #skincaredaily #skincareobsessed #skincarecommunity #skincarereview #iloveskincare #skincareproducts #igbeauty #igblogger #igskin #instaskin #instablog #cultbeauty - 3 days ago

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Day 18 of the #CultBeautySkinCareChallenge hosted by @cultbeauty focuses on Acid Exfoliation.
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It wasn't until @carolinehirons came into my life that I started to truly learn about acid exfoliation. I didn't really know where to begin. Through trial and error and Lady Hirons' guidance (blog/YouTube), I learned that my sensitive prone skin didn't care for glycolic. Initially I was discouraged by this but found some other acids my skin loves!! .
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My fave acid exfoliator for the past year has been Colleen Rothschild Mandelic Acid Radiance Serum. Mandelic acid is an AHA that is derived from almonds. It is not as small of a particle as glycolic, so can be tolerated better by more sensitive skin types. It addresses fine lines, wrinkles, texture, and hyperpigmentation. It also has antibacterial qualities so can be helpful with acne. .
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This particular serum is actually an acid blend, which has been my jam! I love products that combine two or more acids so you're able to receive the benefits of those individual acids in a blend that's optimally formulated for each acid's efficacy. In addition to mandelic, it also contains lactic and salicylic.. .
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I have 2 new acids that I'm excited to try - Dr Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Ultra Gentle Peel and January Labs Brightening Tonic. Check out my previous post and tell me which product you want a review on first!!! .
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Let me know below your fave acid exfoliator!! .
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#mandelicacid #salicylicacid #lacticacid #acidexfoliation #exfoliatingpeel #exfoliator #exfoliation #hyperpigmentation #colleenrothschild #skintreatment #skincarelover #skincaredaily #skincarejunkie #skincareaddict #carolinehironsmademedoit #iloveskincare #instaskin #instaskincare #skinhealth #instabeauty #skincare #skincaretips #antiaging #photochallenge #skincarecommunity #beautycommunity

Day 18 of the #CultBeautySkinCareChallenge hosted by @cultbeauty focuses on Acid Exfoliation. . . It wasn't until @carolinehirons came into my life that I started to truly learn about acid exfoliation. I didn't really know where to begin. Through trial and error and Lady Hirons' guidance (blog/YouTube), I learned that my sensitive prone skin didn't care for glycolic. Initially I was discouraged by this but found some other acids my skin loves!! . . My fave acid exfoliator for the past year has been Colleen Rothschild Mandelic Acid Radiance Serum. Mandelic acid is an AHA that is derived from almonds. It is not as small of a particle as glycolic, so can be tolerated better by more sensitive skin types. It addresses fine lines, wrinkles, texture, and hyperpigmentation. It also has antibacterial qualities so can be helpful with acne. . . This particular serum is actually an acid blend, which has been my jam! I love products that combine two or more acids so you're able to receive the benefits of those individual acids in a blend that's optimally formulated for each acid's efficacy. In addition to mandelic, it also contains lactic and salicylic.. . . I have 2 new acids that I'm excited to try - Dr Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Ultra Gentle Peel and January Labs Brightening Tonic. Check out my previous post and tell me which product you want a review on first!!! . . Let me know below your fave acid exfoliator!! . . #mandelicacid #salicylicacid #lacticacid #acidexfoliation #exfoliatingpeel #exfoliator #exfoliation #hyperpigmentation #colleenrothschild #skintreatment #skincarelover #skincaredaily #skincarejunkie #skincareaddict #carolinehironsmademedoit #iloveskincare #instaskin #instaskincare #skinhealth #instabeauty #skincare #skincaretips #antiaging #photochallenge #skincarecommunity #beautycommunity - 4 days ago

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Happy Friday! Here are the products I picked up recently from @cultbeauty PLUS a coupon code 😊
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I haven't tried ANY of these! I've been waiting to ask all of you, which you want a review on first. The Nurse Jamie may have to wait until I can get the adapter. But everything else is fair game - YOU VOTE, and I'll start using that product that gets the most votes. .
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The products that I've had on my radar and were generously gifted are:
💕 Nurse Jamie ACELLERATOR Ultra*
💕 Verso Super Eye Serum with Retinol* (Mama Kathy wants me to open this, as she wants samples)
💕 Goldfaden Needle-less Line Smoothing Concentrate* .
💕 January Labs Daily Brightening Tonic*
💕 Dr Dennis Gross AlphaBeta Ultra Gentle Daily Peel*
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If you'd like to do some shopping yourself, I have a special, one time use code for you that will run all weekend - 15% off with code AMBER15 on purchase over £20. 8/18-8/21. Some brand exclusions (see 2nd pic). Please only pick up some things if you were already in the market to buy. Y'all know I'm a fan of conscious consumerism. If you're shopping from the US, remember tax will come off when you check out. Google is super helpful with currency conversion too. .
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Please let me know if you pick anything up and what your vote is below!! .
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#cultbeauty #cultbeautyskincarechallenge #skincarehaul #skincarelover #skincaredaily #skincarejunkie #skincareaddict #igbeauty #igblogger #igskincare #instaskin #instaskincare #iloveskincare #verso #nursejamie #goldfadenmd #ddg #drdennisgross #januarylabs #iloveskincare #carolinehironsmademedoit #beautydeals #skinhealth

Happy Friday! Here are the products I picked up recently from @cultbeauty PLUS a coupon code . . I haven't tried ANY of these! I've been waiting to ask all of you, which you want a review on first. The Nurse Jamie may have to wait until I can get the adapter. But everything else is fair game - YOU VOTE, and I'll start using that product that gets the most votes. . . The products that I've had on my radar and were generously gifted are: Nurse Jamie ACELLERATOR Ultra* Verso Super Eye Serum with Retinol* (Mama Kathy wants me to open this, as she wants samples) Goldfaden Needle-less Line Smoothing Concentrate* . January Labs Daily Brightening Tonic* Dr Dennis Gross AlphaBeta Ultra Gentle Daily Peel* . . If you'd like to do some shopping yourself, I have a special, one time use code for you that will run all weekend - 15% off with code AMBER15 on purchase over £20. 8/18-8/21. Some brand exclusions (see 2nd pic). Please only pick up some things if you were already in the market to buy. Y'all know I'm a fan of conscious consumerism. If you're shopping from the US, remember tax will come off when you check out. Google is super helpful with currency conversion too. . . Please let me know if you pick anything up and what your vote is below!! . . #cultbeauty #cultbeautyskincarechallenge #skincarehaul #skincarelover #skincaredaily #skincarejunkie #skincareaddict #igbeauty #igblogger #igskincare #instaskin #instaskincare #iloveskincare #verso #nursejamie #goldfadenmd #ddg #drdennisgross #januarylabs #iloveskincare #carolinehironsmademedoit #beautydeals #skinhealth - 4 days ago

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Day 17 of the #CultBeautySkinCareChallenge hosted by @cultbeauty focuses on "Skin-Vestment". .
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There's a variety of things you could consider as an investment in your skin, but I wanted to focus on at home devices. With our busy lives, using at home devices can be very convenient. But do they work??
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The ACELLerator Ultra by Nurse Jamie* is a product I stumbled upon and was super curious about it. I have noticed that my skin isn't quite as firm. Ever since I turned 36, I've noticed it especially in the contours of my jaw and in my cheeks. This device is targeted to improve firmness by accelerating cell turnover and promoting the production and elastin and collagen. It can also be used on the body as well. Sign me up!! .
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I'll be testing this...as soon as I can purchase an adaptor. Note - I forgot that not everyone in the world uses the same plug 🤦🏻‍♀️ This device was gifted by Cult Beauty, but my review on this product will be my own personal thoughts and opinions. .
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Do you use any at home devices? Which one(s)? Are you happy with the results? Do you find yourself forgetting to use? Let me know!! .
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#nursejamie #facialtreatment #skintreatment #cultbeauty #skinhealth #skincaredaily #skincarelover #skincareproducts #skincareaddict #skincareblogger #skincarejunkie #instaskin #instaskincare #iloveskincare #photochallenge #instabeauty #antiaging

Day 17 of the #CultBeautySkinCareChallenge hosted by @cultbeauty focuses on "Skin-Vestment". . . There's a variety of things you could consider as an investment in your skin, but I wanted to focus on at home devices. With our busy lives, using at home devices can be very convenient. But do they work?? . . The ACELLerator Ultra by Nurse Jamie* is a product I stumbled upon and was super curious about it. I have noticed that my skin isn't quite as firm. Ever since I turned 36, I've noticed it especially in the contours of my jaw and in my cheeks. This device is targeted to improve firmness by accelerating cell turnover and promoting the production and elastin and collagen. It can also be used on the body as well. Sign me up!! . . I'll be testing this...as soon as I can purchase an adaptor. Note - I forgot that not everyone in the world uses the same plug 🤦🏻‍♀️ This device was gifted by Cult Beauty, but my review on this product will be my own personal thoughts and opinions. . . Do you use any at home devices? Which one(s)? Are you happy with the results? Do you find yourself forgetting to use? Let me know!! . . #nursejamie #facialtreatment #skintreatment #cultbeauty #skinhealth #skincaredaily #skincarelover #skincareproducts #skincareaddict #skincareblogger #skincarejunkie #instaskin #instaskincare #iloveskincare #photochallenge #instabeauty #antiaging - 5 days ago

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Today is my 1000th post! 
This is a very meaningful milestone for me as it only reinforces that I've found a true community here. I wouldn't have kept posting if it weren't for your love, support, and encouragement through likes, comments, and conversations we've had. I have developed some of the truest of friendships on here. I've shared my loves of beauty and health, and engaged with like minded people from all over the world. What started out as a creative outlet from a stressful job and just life in general has become a happy place. I am thankful for each and every one of you, everyday. Thank you 
Here's to the next 1000 😘
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#skincaredaily #skincarecommunity #beautycommunity #iloveskincare #1000posts #1000post #instaskin #instaskincare #igskincare #beautygram #skincarelover #skincarejunkie #skincareaddict #instabeauty #instablogger

Today is my 1000th post! This is a very meaningful milestone for me as it only reinforces that I've found a true community here. I wouldn't have kept posting if it weren't for your love, support, and encouragement through likes, comments, and conversations we've had. I have developed some of the truest of friendships on here. I've shared my loves of beauty and health, and engaged with like minded people from all over the world. What started out as a creative outlet from a stressful job and just life in general has become a happy place. I am thankful for each and every one of you, everyday. Thank you Here's to the next 1000 . . #skincaredaily #skincarecommunity #beautycommunity #iloveskincare #1000posts #1000post #instaskin #instaskincare #igskincare #beautygram #skincarelover #skincarejunkie #skincareaddict #instabeauty #instablogger - 5 days ago

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Please Read
Today would have been my best friend, Thom's 50th Birthday. This is my fave pic if he and I. I cannot celebrate this milestone with my most cherished friend as he passed away in 2012 from suicide. Not a day goes by that I don't miss him terribly and feel the void he left behind.
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As a nurse, I feel compelled to share this with you, as mental health is a major public health concern and one that can many times be overlooked. In the US alone, 40,000 people die each year by suicide. .
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Suicide is final. It does not give anyone the opportunity for things to get better. There are so many resources out there, if you or a loved one is struggling. Life is hard and we all have gone through and will go through tough times. But please know when those tough times come, there is help. In the US, the National Suicide Prevention Hotline is 1-800-273-TALK. .
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I am sorry that this is not my usual happy, positive post, but it's one I felt compelled to post. If this post affects one person reading this in a positive way, it's done its job. Know that you aren't alone, know that people do care. And know the signs.  Each one of you reading this is part of a larger whole and you do matter. For no reason other than being you. .
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#suicideawareness #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthmatters #health #nurse #skincarecommunity #beautycommunity

Please Read Today would have been my best friend, Thom's 50th Birthday. This is my fave pic if he and I. I cannot celebrate this milestone with my most cherished friend as he passed away in 2012 from suicide. Not a day goes by that I don't miss him terribly and feel the void he left behind. . . As a nurse, I feel compelled to share this with you, as mental health is a major public health concern and one that can many times be overlooked. In the US alone, 40,000 people die each year by suicide. . . Suicide is final. It does not give anyone the opportunity for things to get better. There are so many resources out there, if you or a loved one is struggling. Life is hard and we all have gone through and will go through tough times. But please know when those tough times come, there is help. In the US, the National Suicide Prevention Hotline is 1-800-273-TALK. . . I am sorry that this is not my usual happy, positive post, but it's one I felt compelled to post. If this post affects one person reading this in a positive way, it's done its job. Know that you aren't alone, know that people do care. And know the signs. Each one of you reading this is part of a larger whole and you do matter. For no reason other than being you. . . #suicideawareness #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthmatters #health #nurse #skincarecommunity #beautycommunity - 6 days ago

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Day 15 of the #CultBeautySkinCareChallenge hosted by @cultbeauty is focused on Skin Savior. .
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Today I'm focusing on tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate, my fave form of Vitamin C. Vitamin C is an antioxidant that works to neutralize oxidative damage in the skin. It's known to help brighten the complexion and boost collagen production. Sign me up
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The most popular form in skincare is ascorbic acid. For my skin personally, I have had several challenges with that form. First, I find it oxidizes quickly. Second, I find I've experienced some irritation with continued use. I have sensitive prone skin, so I was finding myself having to skip days, which was leading to the product going bad faster as well. .
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What I like about TA is that it's oil soluble (see JSS Etoil below). Oil is attracted to oil, so it appears this can penetrate the dermis better. It's more stable than ascorbic acid and doesn't oxidize the way AA does. I've also never had an irritation from this. Some of my fave formulations have vitamin E, Ferulic acid, retinol and niacinamide. Yes, I will use formulations that have some controversially mixed ingredients (especially the last 2). I usually reserve it for when it's already mixed in a product, versus me mixing multiple products. .
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Here are 5 skincare products in my rotation that feature this form of Vitamin C: .
☀️ DermaTruth In the Beginning High Potency Antioxidant Serum* ☀️ CelleCle LumiBright C*
☀️ Skinmedica Lytera (version 1.0)
☀️ Colleen Rothschild Vitamin C Treatment Complex ☀️ Jordan Samuel Skin Etoil
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Im open to trying ascorbic acid in the future but will be highly selective and cautious. Do you have a fave vitamin C? .
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Day 15 of the #CultBeautySkinCareChallenge hosted by @cultbeauty is focused on Skin Savior. . . Today I'm focusing on tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate, my fave form of Vitamin C. Vitamin C is an antioxidant that works to neutralize oxidative damage in the skin. It's known to help brighten the complexion and boost collagen production. Sign me up . . The most popular form in skincare is ascorbic acid. For my skin personally, I have had several challenges with that form. First, I find it oxidizes quickly. Second, I find I've experienced some irritation with continued use. I have sensitive prone skin, so I was finding myself having to skip days, which was leading to the product going bad faster as well. . . What I like about TA is that it's oil soluble (see JSS Etoil below). Oil is attracted to oil, so it appears this can penetrate the dermis better. It's more stable than ascorbic acid and doesn't oxidize the way AA does. I've also never had an irritation from this. Some of my fave formulations have vitamin E, Ferulic acid, retinol and niacinamide. Yes, I will use formulations that have some controversially mixed ingredients (especially the last 2). I usually reserve it for when it's already mixed in a product, versus me mixing multiple products. . . Here are 5 skincare products in my rotation that feature this form of Vitamin C: . ️ DermaTruth In the Beginning High Potency Antioxidant Serum* ️ CelleCle LumiBright C* ️ Skinmedica Lytera (version 1.0) ️ Colleen Rothschild Vitamin C Treatment Complex ️ Jordan Samuel Skin Etoil . . Im open to trying ascorbic acid in the future but will be highly selective and cautious. Do you have a fave vitamin C? . . #tetrahexyldecylascorbate #vitamincserum #instaskin #instaskin #igskincare #skincareblogger #igbeauty #igblogger #skinhealth #skincaredaily #skincareobsessed #skincarelover #iloveskincare #skincareaddict #skincarejunkie #skincareproducts #skincarecommunity #skincarereview #beautygram #beautycommunity #30plusskincare #skincarefavorites #skincaretips #sensitiveskin #cultbeauty #skinmedica #colleenrothschild #jordansamuelskin - 7 days ago

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Vitamin C from a dissolvable square???
I was flipping through my September Marie Claire this morning when I stumbled across this ad by Mary Kay. It features a Vitamin C product that activates when combined with water and mixed in with a serum of choice. .
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We saw a similar product released recently with Clinique (Fresh Pressed Daily Booster with Pure Vitamin C 10%). This promises visible results in 2 weeks with use 3x's/week, nighttime use only. I'm assuming it's ascorbic acid, but I can't find the ingredient list anywhere 🤔 .
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It does specify not to mix with sunscreen or acne products. Only suggests a "neutral" base. Will most consumers know what that means? While I like the idea of maintaining the stability and efficacy of the antioxidant in this formulation, my concern is whether mixing it with an unknown serum, with an unknown pH will render it ineffective or even worse, more potent and acidic to the skin? .
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Vitamin C from a dissolvable square??? I was flipping through my September Marie Claire this morning when I stumbled across this ad by Mary Kay. It features a Vitamin C product that activates when combined with water and mixed in with a serum of choice. . . We saw a similar product released recently with Clinique (Fresh Pressed Daily Booster with Pure Vitamin C 10%). This promises visible results in 2 weeks with use 3x's/week, nighttime use only. I'm assuming it's ascorbic acid, but I can't find the ingredient list anywhere 🤔 . . It does specify not to mix with sunscreen or acne products. Only suggests a "neutral" base. Will most consumers know what that means? While I like the idea of maintaining the stability and efficacy of the antioxidant in this formulation, my concern is whether mixing it with an unknown serum, with an unknown pH will render it ineffective or even worse, more potent and acidic to the skin? . . Thoughts?? . . #marykaycosmetics #vitamincserum #vitaminc #skincare #iloveskincare #skinbrightening #antiaging #antioxidants #skinhealth #skincaredaily #skincarecommunity #skincarejunkie #skincareobsessed #skincareaddict #skincarelover #igskincare #instaskin #skincareproducts #igdaily #skintreatment - 7 days ago

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Day 14 of the #cultbeautyskincarechallenge hosted by @cultbeauty is Double Cleanse Day!! .
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It just wouldn't be right if I didn't dedicate this post to the lovely Lady Hirons and her fabulous collab with Pixi Beauty. Double Cleanse is a staple in my skincare collection. I simply won't be without it. The biggest reason is that it's like an old friend. We all have that friend that when things get rough in life, you go to and he or she makes it all better. This is that dependable skincare friend for me. While this product hasn't been out long enough to be an "old friend", per se, it's the cleansing combo I turn to when my skin is freaking out. It's also something I enjoy using anytime! .
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The solid cleansing balm is perfection. Destroys makeup like Pac Man, massages with ease, emulsifies so beautifully with water. No flannel needed. Rinses completely clean, no residue. Initially I wasn't as crazy about the cleansing cream side but it began to grow on me. Super gentle but I find it cleans my skin thoroughly while leaving it hydrated. .
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What I love about this is convenience- great for travel!! What I don't like about it is the same thing I love - the packaging. I find I go through the cleansing cream much quicker, so I'm left with a good amount of balm to use up. However.....@carolinehirons hinted that there were plans to offer separate products!!! Hopefully this happens quickly. .
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I think this is a fabulous product at a great price point. I had to also choose Caroline for today's post because in all honesty, I wasn't double cleansing properly until I started following her. Wipes and foaming cleansers were involved prior... 🤦🏻‍♀️
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Day 14 of the #cultbeautyskincarechallenge hosted by @cultbeauty is Double Cleanse Day!! . . It just wouldn't be right if I didn't dedicate this post to the lovely Lady Hirons and her fabulous collab with Pixi Beauty. Double Cleanse is a staple in my skincare collection. I simply won't be without it. The biggest reason is that it's like an old friend. We all have that friend that when things get rough in life, you go to and he or she makes it all better. This is that dependable skincare friend for me. While this product hasn't been out long enough to be an "old friend", per se, it's the cleansing combo I turn to when my skin is freaking out. It's also something I enjoy using anytime! . . The solid cleansing balm is perfection. Destroys makeup like Pac Man, massages with ease, emulsifies so beautifully with water. No flannel needed. Rinses completely clean, no residue. Initially I wasn't as crazy about the cleansing cream side but it began to grow on me. Super gentle but I find it cleans my skin thoroughly while leaving it hydrated. . . What I love about this is convenience- great for travel!! What I don't like about it is the same thing I love - the packaging. I find I go through the cleansing cream much quicker, so I'm left with a good amount of balm to use up. However.....@carolinehirons hinted that there were plans to offer separate products!!! Hopefully this happens quickly. . . I think this is a fabulous product at a great price point. I had to also choose Caroline for today's post because in all honesty, I wasn't double cleansing properly until I started following her. Wipes and foaming cleansers were involved prior... 🤦🏻‍♀️ . . #doublecleanse #cleanser #facecleanser #pixibeauty #instaskin #igskincare #iloveskincare #skincareroutine #skinhealth #skincarecommunity #cultbeauty #antiagingamberreview #skincarelover #skincareobsessed #skincaredaily #skincareaddict #skincarejunkie #skincareproducts #skincarereview #instaskincare #sensitiveskin #skincarefavorites - 8 days ago

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Hope your Monday is moving along a little faster than Miss Chloe here.... Wishing everyone a fabulous week! .
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Hope your Monday is moving along a little faster than Miss Chloe here.... Wishing everyone a fabulous week! . . #mondaymorning #catsofinstagram #cats #skincarecommunity #lazymonday #catslovers #catlady #mondaymood - 8 days ago

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Days 12 & 13 of the #CultBeautySkinCareChallenge hosted by @cultbeauty focuses on Pre-Party & Face Mask. I'm combing the 2, as I typically indulge in a face mask prior to a party or special event. .
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A mask I was gifted a few months ago but haven't done a full review on is Farmacy's Honey Potion*. I reach for this when I want something nourishing, brightening, leaving my skin looking bright and glowy. I don't find it's particularly "hydrating", which the mask is described as, but I think it has some great benefits to the skin. .
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I love honey! It's a natural humectant, so moisture is drawn to it, loaded with antioxidants, and it has anti bacterial properties. This mask has several "Honey" related ingredients. .
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An ingredient I wasn't as familiar with propolis, which is a resinous compound produced by bees by mixing saliva, beeswax and botanicals. This "bee glue" is used by bees to seal the hive. So when used in skincare, it can have a similar effect to the skin barrier. In addition to honey and honey extract, it features royal jelly; and like all Farmacy products, it has echinacea purpurea root extract. .
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To apply, scoop out a small amount with the metal spatula that's included. Love the utilitarian aspect of this - it's magnetized! Apply to the skin and massage in for several minutes. You'll notice the consistency changes from a "honey" into a denser cream. As you're massaging it in, you'll notice there's a warming sensation. I noticed no irritation with my sensitive prone skin. I leave on for 15 mins.
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If your skin is very sensitive, currently reactive, I would not use this. Be aware that "flavor" is included at the bottom of the list. Im a bit confused by this. If Orange is the new black, does that mean flavor is the new fragrance? 🤷🏻‍♀️🤔 Either way, my skin does not seem bothered by it. Retails for $56 USD
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I am thoroughly enjoying this and always look forward to it. Do you have a fave honey product??? 🐝🐝🐝🐝
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#farmacybeauty #honeypotion #skincarelover #skincareaddict #honeymask #iloveskincare #instaskin #igskin #igskincare #skincareproducts #skincarecommunity #skincarejunkie #antiagingamberreview #skincaredaily #skincareroutine

Days 12 & 13 of the #CultBeautySkinCareChallenge hosted by @cultbeauty focuses on Pre-Party & Face Mask. I'm combing the 2, as I typically indulge in a face mask prior to a party or special event. . . A mask I was gifted a few months ago but haven't done a full review on is Farmacy's Honey Potion*. I reach for this when I want something nourishing, brightening, leaving my skin looking bright and glowy. I don't find it's particularly "hydrating", which the mask is described as, but I think it has some great benefits to the skin. . . I love honey! It's a natural humectant, so moisture is drawn to it, loaded with antioxidants, and it has anti bacterial properties. This mask has several "Honey" related ingredients. . . An ingredient I wasn't as familiar with propolis, which is a resinous compound produced by bees by mixing saliva, beeswax and botanicals. This "bee glue" is used by bees to seal the hive. So when used in skincare, it can have a similar effect to the skin barrier. In addition to honey and honey extract, it features royal jelly; and like all Farmacy products, it has echinacea purpurea root extract. . . To apply, scoop out a small amount with the metal spatula that's included. Love the utilitarian aspect of this - it's magnetized! Apply to the skin and massage in for several minutes. You'll notice the consistency changes from a "honey" into a denser cream. As you're massaging it in, you'll notice there's a warming sensation. I noticed no irritation with my sensitive prone skin. I leave on for 15 mins. . . If your skin is very sensitive, currently reactive, I would not use this. Be aware that "flavor" is included at the bottom of the list. Im a bit confused by this. If Orange is the new black, does that mean flavor is the new fragrance? 🤷🏻‍♀️🤔 Either way, my skin does not seem bothered by it. Retails for $56 USD . I am thoroughly enjoying this and always look forward to it. Do you have a fave honey product??? . . #farmacybeauty #honeypotion #skincarelover #skincareaddict #honeymask #iloveskincare #instaskin #igskin #igskincare #skincareproducts #skincarecommunity #skincarejunkie #antiagingamberreview #skincaredaily #skincareroutine - 9 days ago

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Dermstore BeautyFix Box - August
I ❤️ subscription boxes. It's a guaranteed surprise every month to look forward to. It's a fabulous way to find new discoveries. .
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This is my second time getting the BeautyFix box! What I like most about Dermstore's box is the option - subscribe for $24.95 a month or but whenever you'd like for $34.95. I'm a girl who likes options. And this box is fantastic if you're getting into skincare and beauty. .
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This month's box has the following
. 💕 Juice Beauty Blemish Clearing Cleanser - full size. Lemon juice is the first ingredient though... $22 value 💕 Foreo Luna - mini version of the Foreo. Provides 100 uses. I typically don't use cleansing devices, so this may be a way for me to convince my husband to cleanse his face more regularly $39 value 💕 DCL Power Kit -Hydra Boost Finishing Serum & Skin Renewal Complex - @carolinehirons has talked about this brand, very eager to try, $18.70 and $22.10 values!!!! - just these 2 samples makes the box worth it 💕 MDSolarSciences Mineral Tinted Cream SPF 30 - I'm a big fan of this brand and excited to try this. $4.71 value, great for travel 💕 DermaBlend Loose Setting Powder - always excited to try a new powder. $4.86 value 💕 Keranique Daily Essential Supplements - 1 week supply, promotes healthy hair growth. I just ran out of my Hair, Skin, Nail Gummies, so excited to try these, $11.43 value 💕 PerriconeMD Superberry with Acai Dietary Supplement Powder - energy boosting, antioxidant rich. May try this weekend while at work, $2.50 value .
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If my math is correct, it's a $125.30 value which is great!! I think these also make great gifts too! I have a code to get $5 off your first box. Send me a DM if you'd like it 😊 This is not a sponsored post but I was gifted this box by Dermstore. However, as always, the opinions expressed here are my own. .
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Dermstore BeautyFix Box - August I ️ subscription boxes. It's a guaranteed surprise every month to look forward to. It's a fabulous way to find new discoveries. . . This is my second time getting the BeautyFix box! What I like most about Dermstore's box is the option - subscribe for $24.95 a month or but whenever you'd like for $34.95. I'm a girl who likes options. And this box is fantastic if you're getting into skincare and beauty. . . This month's box has the following . Juice Beauty Blemish Clearing Cleanser - full size. Lemon juice is the first ingredient though... $22 value Foreo Luna - mini version of the Foreo. Provides 100 uses. I typically don't use cleansing devices, so this may be a way for me to convince my husband to cleanse his face more regularly $39 value DCL Power Kit -Hydra Boost Finishing Serum & Skin Renewal Complex - @carolinehirons has talked about this brand, very eager to try, $18.70 and $22.10 values!!!! - just these 2 samples makes the box worth it MDSolarSciences Mineral Tinted Cream SPF 30 - I'm a big fan of this brand and excited to try this. $4.71 value, great for travel DermaBlend Loose Setting Powder - always excited to try a new powder. $4.86 value Keranique Daily Essential Supplements - 1 week supply, promotes healthy hair growth. I just ran out of my Hair, Skin, Nail Gummies, so excited to try these, $11.43 value PerriconeMD Superberry with Acai Dietary Supplement Powder - energy boosting, antioxidant rich. May try this weekend while at work, $2.50 value . . If my math is correct, it's a $125.30 value which is great!! I think these also make great gifts too! I have a code to get $5 off your first box. Send me a DM if you'd like it This is not a sponsored post but I was gifted this box by Dermstore. However, as always, the opinions expressed here are my own. . . #mdsolarsciences #dermstore #keranique #perriconemd #dermablend #dclskincare #skincarejunkie #skincarehaul #skincareaddict #skincaredaily #skincarelover #skincareproducts #skincarecommunity #igskincare #instaskincare #beautyfix #sunprotection #instaskin #spf #iloveskincare #subscriptionboxes #beautydeals - 10 days ago

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Day 11 of the #CultBeautySkinCareChallenge  hosted by @CultBeauty focuses on SPF
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I'm a firm believer in having an SPF Wardrobe - a collection of SPF's that you love and can reach for depending on your needs. @carolinehirons gave really good advice in a video not that long ago - find an SPF you love and you'll use it. .
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☀️ Paula's Choice Resist Super Light Wrinkle Defense SPF 30 - HG, will never be without. On the face most days
☀️ Farmacy Green Screen SPF 30 - back up fave to PC, have been wearing on neck and chest
☀️ MD Solar Sciences Broad Spectrum SPF 50 - if I know I'm going to be in direct sun, spending time outdoors
☀️ Kate Somerville Uncomplikated SPF 50 & ColoreScience Sunforgettable Broad Spectrum SPF 50 - either of these for reapplication of SPF over makeup during the day .
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I have detailed reviews on most of the SPF's I listed. This post focuses on SPF's for the face, but it is equally important to protect the body. What is your fave SPF? .
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Day 11 of the #CultBeautySkinCareChallenge hosted by @CultBeauty focuses on SPF . . I'm a firm believer in having an SPF Wardrobe - a collection of SPF's that you love and can reach for depending on your needs. @carolinehirons gave really good advice in a video not that long ago - find an SPF you love and you'll use it. . . ️ Paula's Choice Resist Super Light Wrinkle Defense SPF 30 - HG, will never be without. On the face most days ️ Farmacy Green Screen SPF 30 - back up fave to PC, have been wearing on neck and chest ️ MD Solar Sciences Broad Spectrum SPF 50 - if I know I'm going to be in direct sun, spending time outdoors ️ Kate Somerville Uncomplikated SPF 50 & ColoreScience Sunforgettable Broad Spectrum SPF 50 - either of these for reapplication of SPF over makeup during the day . . I have detailed reviews on most of the SPF's I listed. This post focuses on SPF's for the face, but it is equally important to protect the body. What is your fave SPF? . . #skincare #iloveskincare #instaskin #instabeauty #instablog #instaskincare #instablogger #skincaredaily #skincarecommunity #beauty #beautyjunkie #beautycommunity #paulaschoice #farmacybeauty #mdsolarsciences #katesomerville #colorescience #spf #sunprotection #skincancer #igskincare #carolinehironsmademedoit #skincarejunkie #skincareroutine - 11 days ago

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Day 10 of the #CultBeautySkinCareChallenge hosted by @CultBeauty - Spot Treatment
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I don't typically get spots, but I'm a big fan of using a mask for spot treatment. This is especially great if you're just getting into skincare and building your collection of "goodies". .
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My fave to use is the Colleen Rothschild Clarifying Detox Mask. This is a fabulous clay mask that has never irritated my sensitive prone skin. My skin never feels tight after I rinse off. Today I only applied to my T zone - don't feel that you have to apply a mask all over. You can apply multiple masks in various areas of your face! #highmaintenance 😉
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Shout out to Paula's Choice BHA9 Treatment which is an amazing spot treatment!! I ran out of mine and can't show it ☹️
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#skincare #iloveskincare #skincareproducts #sensitiveskin #igskincare #colleenrothschild #facemask #skincarelover #skincarejunkie #instaskin #instabeauty #instablogger #instaskincare  #antiaging #selfcare #igbeauty #beauty #bblogger #beautycommunity #skincarecommunity

Day 10 of the #CultBeautySkinCareChallenge hosted by @CultBeauty - Spot Treatment . . I don't typically get spots, but I'm a big fan of using a mask for spot treatment. This is especially great if you're just getting into skincare and building your collection of "goodies". . . My fave to use is the Colleen Rothschild Clarifying Detox Mask. This is a fabulous clay mask that has never irritated my sensitive prone skin. My skin never feels tight after I rinse off. Today I only applied to my T zone - don't feel that you have to apply a mask all over. You can apply multiple masks in various areas of your face! #highmaintenance . . Shout out to Paula's Choice BHA9 Treatment which is an amazing spot treatment!! I ran out of mine and can't show it ☹️ . . #skincare #iloveskincare #skincareproducts #sensitiveskin #igskincare #colleenrothschild #facemask #skincarelover #skincarejunkie #instaskin #instabeauty #instablogger #instaskincare #antiaging #selfcare #igbeauty #beauty #bblogger #beautycommunity #skincarecommunity - 12 days ago

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