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Beauty Empties: Love It Or Leave It

Back with another love it or leave it beauty post! Sharing some things I have used lately, what they claim to do and spilling the beans on if I would repurchase them or not!

best moisturizers for winter

First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Firming Collagen Cream

What It’s Supposed To Do: This moisturizer is packed with Collagen, Peptides and Niacinamide to help sculpt and smooth skin making it look bouncy, healthy and youthful with fewer visible fine lines and wrinkles and a soft, supple texture.

How To Use: Apply to face and neck twice daily in the AM and PM. Can be used with or without serum.

Would I Repurchase?: Have you seen people on Tik Tok raving about this firming collagen cream? Well, they aren’t lying! My skin is more on the dry side and needs extra love in the dry, winter season. This First Aid firming cream has kept my skin moisturized all day without feeling greasy and leaves my skin looking more plump and firm. I would definitely repurchase!

Glo Daily Hydration +

What It’s Supposed To Do: “Daily Hydration Serum restore skin’s suppleness with this instant, skin-quenching boost. High levels of water-binding humectants hydrate thirsty skin, helping balance moisture content and prevent water loss.”

How To Use: Apply sparingly after a vitamin c serum. If needed, your favorite Glo Skin Beauty moisturizer can be applied on top. Use daily for best results.

Would I Repurchase?: Not me, realizing I have not been applying it correctly LOL. I discovered this brand and this product at a facial appointment. The esthetician recommended it for my dry skin. I was actually adding a drop or 2 into my daily moisturizing and applying that way. I thought it was the most bomb moisturizer cocktail I ever made! It hydrated and plumped my skin instantly with each application. It also lasts a long time too since you don’t need to use much! I am definitely going to repurchase.

EVA NYC Shapeshifter Flexible Spray

What It’s Supposed To Do: “This certified cruelty-free hairspray provides a non-sticky, workable hold to lock in styles and add a glossy finish.”

How To Use: Use on dry, styled hair. Shake and mist all over to set your look.

Would I Repurchase?: I bought this when we were in Hawaii because I forgot my hairspray. It says it is supposed to provide a non sticky hold and no crunch but I feel quite the opposite. I felt like it was really sticky and the first day I used it, my hair didn’t hold the curl so then the next few days I felt like I had to use more product to hold my curls which made my hair more sticky with product and lots of crunch LOL. I kept using it for 2 weeks because I couldn’t let the whole 8.3oz bottle go to waste but once we got home from Hawaii I decided I needed to give it a new home! It did not work for me and I will definitely not repurchase.

Drunk Elephant Protini Polypeptide Cream

What It’s Supposed To Do:Protini’s proprietary formula restores younger, revived-looking skin, almostfrom the first application. Lines, wrinkles, and signs of sun damage appearreduced, and skin feels strengthened and moisturized.” It is said to restore your skin back to a strong, healthy state. Protini is formulated at the ideal pH of 4.0.

How To Use: Apply morning and night to clean, dry skin. Can be used alone or mixed with any Drunk Elephant serum, oil or cream. Drunk Elephant says “think of it like adding a shot of protein to your smoothie”.

Would I Repurchase?: Drunk Elephant calls this cream the “get sh*t done cream” and now I know why!  The protini cream has amino acids and pygmy waterlily which is definitely why I can definitely see an improvement in my skin‘s tone and texture. 10/10 would recommend trying this product! I will definitely repurchase in the future.

Supergoop Glow Screen

What It’s Supposed To Do: “A hydrating, makeup-gripping primer with SPF 40 and blue-light protection that has a pearlescent finish to leave skin luminous with a instant glow.

How To Use: Apply generously and evenly as the last step in your skincare routine, before your favorite foundation, and after your moisturizer. You can also wear this on its own for a no-makeup makeup glow.

Woudl I Repurchase?: Heck yes! Let’s get straight to the point, this is hands down the best SPF I have ever used on my face! Not only is it SPF 40 but it provides an instant glow so you can wear on its own for no makeup days. This hydrating sunscreen also has a makeup gripping primer so it’s amazing under makeup which means it’s one less step in your makeup routing (no additional primer needed!) Already got another tube on the way!

I hope you find today’s post helpful! Let me know if you have any additional questions about the products mentioned!

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