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An outtake from pictures I took for last year’s pride month to brighten your Monday. 🌈 - This was only PART of my collection back then. My current skincare collection has downsized by a lot. I’m trying to be better at not sad-girl-splurging and not buying multiples of products I haven’t used up. I’ve already given away a ton of barely used products to family, friends, and even clients. Doesn’t really help when you’re constantly seeing new product and want to try everythinggg. I’m such consumer trash. 😅😑
Love me a local, woman-owned business! @rosemoonritual is a handmade, vegan, cruelty free, sex worker positive CBD apothecary shop. 🌹🔮 I picked up the Tigress Balm to help with back and shoulder pains since I’m hunched over lashing all day. It’s a cooling, multipurpose balm with 200MG of CBD isolate for aches and inflammation. Made with arnica oil, sunflower oil, apricot oil, vitamin E, candellia wax, peppermint, rose, and lavender essential oils. - I’m ALL for bad ass business women. Not only is the Tigress Balm amazing (gonna have to try more!), but there was a little note saying a portion of my order was donated to the Cascade Abortion Collective. 🙌🏽✨
Hey PNW! It’s been awhile since I’ve been somewhat active on this account so I thought I’d re-introduce myself. I’m Sam! I’m a licensed esthetician and certified lash artist (@samdoeslashes). I’ve been specializing in lash extensions for about a year now but I’m trying to bring more skin services into the mix. To celebrate I’m hosting a product + service giveaway that includes a lil @glowrecipe, @glossier, @peachandlily, and a 60 minute facial incorporating some lymphatic drainage, oxygen treatments, and CBD skincare. If you’re in the Portland area, please head over to @samdoeslashes and enter by June 9th! 〰️ A lil about me: + Major RBF. I’m really just awkward and introverted. + I’m trying to learn how to read tarot cards and I offer a complimentary reading with every full skin service. + I really like finger tattoos! I recently got a few bb ones a few weeks ago. + Been w my bf for about 5 and a half years now and we have a one year old wolf puppy named Kuma + Some of my favorite skincare brands include @drunkelephant, @farmacy, @madhippieskinproducts, @youthtothepeople, and @kravebeauty
I’ve been sleeping on @paulaschoice and now I just want everything! 🌱😍 I’ve been using a few of their boosters in client facials and the results. are. there. - They recently came out with the Power Berry Serum from their Earth Sourced line. The name pulled me in so I had to pick it up. It’s made with a blend of fifteen different fruit extracts, thirteen of them being highly pigmented berries which naturally gives it that sheer, smoothie-pink color. It’s meant to fight multiple signs of aging and is 95% natural. The ingredients list is more than impressive and includes: 🌱 BLUEBERRIES - high source of vitamin C and protects from UV light damage 🌱 GOJI BERRY - helps soothe the skin RASPBERRY - rich in vitamin E to help moisturize 🌱 AÇAÍ BERRY - fights free radical damage 🌱 ELDERBERRY - rich in vitamin A to plump up fine lines and anti-inflammatory and antiviral properties help reduce acne 🌱 STRAWBERRY - brightens the skin due to high vitamin C content 🌱 CAMU CAMU - 40x more VC than oranges 🌱 SEA BUCKTHORN - rich in omega 3, 6, 7, and 9 to help nourish the skin and high vitamin A, C, E content 🌱 SQUALANE - balances oil production + few different peptides to help rebuild the skin. - This is still a very new product in my collection so I’ll update in the future but I can tell it’s already going to be a staple!
Currently playing catch up with client emails but thought I’d take a lil break to post tonight’s routine. 👀 - Brought over mini skincare to my bf’s because my bed frame is all sorts of messed up. My back already tends to hurt since I’m hunched over lashing all day so I’d rather not sleep in my own bed. 🤷🏽♀️ - 🌙 @tatcha One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil as a precleanse 🌙 @indie_lee Brightening Face Wash as a second cleanse with my @pmdbeauty Clean Smart Facial Cleansing Device 🌙 @ledewbeauty Rosa Facial Mist 🌙 @discoverfound Chamomile Sleeping Sheet Mask 🌙 @volitionbeauty Snow Mushroom Serum 🌙 @goodmolecules Niacinamide Serum 🌙 @firstaidbeauty Retinol Eye Cream 🌙 @koraorganics Noni Glow Oil mixed with @paulaschoice Barrier Renew Moisturizer with Retinol 🌙 @laneige_us Lip Sleeping Mask
Wish I could speed through programs and get licensed/certified in alllll the things. True Capricorn nature or what??? - But it’s a double masking type of night! Trying to heal and fade some post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation caused by some pretty bad stress break outs. (High cortisol levels y’all) - I enjoy both of these masks individually but they def work some magic together. A lil exfoliation to treat and a creamy clay mask to soothe. - 🌞 @summerfridays Overtime Mask — this smells SO good. made with pumpkin which has natural enzymes to exfoliate and brighten the face. apricot seed powder to gently slough off dead skin. also made with beta-carotene, a precursor of vitamin a. this means beta-carotene converts itself into vitamin A in our bodies which results to a more even complexion, clarified pores, and also helps speed up cell turnover. 🌞 @drroebucks Tama Healing Mask — made with kaolin clay to help draw toxins, turmeric to brighten, manuka honey to nourish and reduce redness/irritation, essential fatty acid rich avocado oil, and antioxidant rich vitamin e to help moisturize and fade scarring. keep in mind that turmeric DOES stain so be careful! not only have I stained the product packaging but I carelessly wiped my mask on one of my jumpsuits. :-( Sorry for the quick mask run-down! Kept it short bc I have a full day of clients tmr. Also surprisingly I’ve been super into the @glossier Coconut Balm DotCom. It doesn’t have the artificial coconut smell that I was originally expecting and not a fan of. It has more of a sweet pastry scent, like a coconut macaron. - Another note - I finally invested in a @glamcorofficial light for work which also means an easier time shooting pretty content. 😋✨
Hello hello~ it’s been awhile but I’m hosting a product giveaway and a 60 minute facial on @samdoeslashes! Only open to PNW residents 🌞
I’ve been taking a break from this account. As much as I adore the SC, constantly seeing new products and the pressure of *not* being active became a lil toxic. Thought about deleting this page for a hot minute. Not oooonly have I been visiting Sephora way more than I should (lmao), it served as a reminder that I wasn’t doing enough (or at least I felt like I wasn’t doing enough.) I should be active, I shouldn’t half ass content, I should be reviewing more, doing more, I should respond to everyone asking for advice, brands are sending me free product and I still haven’t done anything. — Am I doing enough as a business owner, as a girlfriend, sister, friend, as a woman? Do I continue to share moments of vulnerability or do I keep it “professional” to build a brand? Is that part of my “brand”? - I’m overwhelmed and at the same time I’m not. I feel like I shouldn’t be this exhausted but I am. Nothing necessarily is going wrong, but I’m here. I don’t know. I have too many expectations of myself and don’t give enough credit. That’s part of my thing tho. Everyone has theirs, I’ll learn to deal w mine. 🙃 - “Healing is layers. Healing is time. Healing is excruciating. Once you think it’s done, it’s not.” - I’ll try to be active on here but you’ll get me when you get me. You’ll catch more of me on @samdoeslashes (lol yes shameless plug 🤷🏽♀️)
Why do I continue to buy more skincare when I clearly have more than enough?😑 - @beautylish started carrying a new skincare brand called @goodmolecules which seemed to imitate The Ordinary, a quality skincare brand at an affordable price. A bundle of five 30ml serums and two 13ml oils retail for $57. The bundle includes: 🌿 Wake Up Eye Serum - caffeine + pumpkin extract to depuff and brighten ($8) 🌿 Hyaluronic Acid Serum - humectant ($6) 🌿 Niacinamide Serum - 10% Vitamin B3 to help minimize the appearance of pores, control sebum production, and fade hyperpigmentation ($6) 🌿 Super Peptide Serum - blend of three peptides to slow the aging process ($12) 🌿 Overnight Exfoliating Treatment - 10% AHA and BHA blend of glycolic and salicylic acid ($6) 🌿 Hydrating Facial Oil - camellia and seabuckthorn oil. rich in essential fatty acids and antioxidants ($10) 🌿 Squalane Oil - 100% squalane, unclear whether it’s plant derived or not. squalane is the closest emollient to our own skin’s lipids. helps moisturize and protect our skin barrier ($8) - I didn’t take the time to look at the IL when I first purchased it and although it seems VERY comparable to @deciem, there are a few downsides I’ve noticed before even trying the products. Unlike The Ordinary, there’s added essential oils for fragrance which can be sensitizing for sensitive skin. The Overnight Serum has a high alcohol concentration along with a bunch of citrus-y essential oils. + In some products, the active ingredients are pretty low on the list (ex: the HA serum). Although, I am really excited to try the Niacinamide and Peptide serums and I’m hoping affordable yet effective skincare will be a trend many other brands try to follow.
Woke up to snow and had a little extra time to do decent skincare (+ snap a picture of it.) 😅 - 🍵 @kravebeauty Matcha Hemp Hydrating Cleanser - used a sleeping mask last night so I had to use a cleanser to wash it off 🌿 @indie_lee Co-Q10 Toner 🍵 @freshbeauty Black Tea Kombucha Essence 🍊@glowrecipe Sweet Chef Ginger + Vitamin C Serum Shot mixed with Kale + Vitamin B Serum Shot 🍌 @olehenriksen Banana Bright Eye Cream ⚡️ @muradskincare Rapid Age and Pigment Lightening Serum on hyperpigmentation ✨ @stratiaskin Liquid Gold mixed with @drunkelephant D-Bronzi 💧 @biore Aqua Rich Watery Essence SPF 🍯 @sephora Honey Lip Exfoliant and #drunkelephant Lippe Balm
I’ve been meaning to post a picture of this for awhile but one of my clients went to Japan for two weeks and brought me back a bag of treats, sheet masks, and a limited edition Sakura @shiseido ELIXIR set. I think I have the sweetest clients. 🌸 - (Now I can finally try these guys out 😅)
Against my better judgement, I fell for the whole “do-your-skincare-routine-on-the-plane” thing because I saw everyone and their mama’s doing it. I’ve done it a few times on short flights and I ALWAYS ended up breaking out. No 👏🏽 more 👏🏽 in-flight 👏🏽 skincare 👏🏽 routines! Planes are diiiisgusting with the germs, dry recycled air, and free radical damage. Prep your skin beforehand with light layers of hydration and a more occlusive/heavier cream help lock in all that hydration and prevent transepidermal water loss. - I’m heading to Orange County in a few hours and this is my before-flight routine. @mychellebeauty Ultra Hyaluronic Beauty Mist @origins Mega Mushroom Soothing Treatment Lotion @blithe Vital Treatment Essence: 8 Nourishing Beans @drdennisgross Clinical Grade IPL Dark Spot Correcting Serum on congested areas @drjart Water Replenishment Sheet Mask @drunkelephant B-Shaba + C-Tango mixed together @traderjoes Hyaluronic Moisture Boost Serum @stratiaskin Liquid Gold @summerfridays Jet Lag Mask @bitebeauty Agave Lip Mask - It’s midnight rn and my flight is at 6AM so I’ll just apply my Biore Aqua Rich Watery Essence SPF before heading out! I tried my best not to overpack skincare and everything I’m bringing fits in that lil @farmacybeauty bag in the back... 😳 yeah, i’m surprised too lol.
I sound like a broken record when I say that I have been so tired lately. I don’t know if it’s me not taking care of my body, work, mental health, or a weird combination of the three but I have been SO tired lately. As much as I love what I do, I kind of wish I can take a month off of work. I wrote a whole post which turned into me venting but I deleted it bc uneccesary lol. Buuut I’m going to Orange County with my boyfriend for three days and I’m SO excited. I plan on completely ignoring work related emails and texts in attempts to take an *actual* break for once. Anyways, this was tonight’s PM routine. - 🌚 @biossance Squalane + Antioxidant + @neogen_global Green Tea Foam Cleanser to double cleanse 🌚 @origins Mega Mushroom Relief & Resilience Soothing Treatment Lotion - patted into the skin 🌚 @drunkelephant B-Hydra 🌚 #drunkelephant B-Shaba + C-Tango Eye Cream mixed together 🌚 @farmacybeauty Honeymoon Glow 🌚 @missha.official Snail Hydro-Gel Mask 🌚 @jvskincare Rejuvenating Serum mixed with A-Passioni 🌚 @blithecosmetic Tundra Chaga Pressed Serum 🌚 @youthtothepeople Adaptogen Deep Moisture Cream 🌚 #farmacy Sleep Tight Firming Night Balm
Oddly sunny today. Wish I was out discovering cute places instead of working all day 🙃
Can you guess what I am? 😅 - When I saw that @freshbeauty came out with limited edition Zodiac Sugar Advanced Lip Treatments, I knew I had to snag one for myself. They’re the same well known, moisturizing lip balms with packaging that celebrates the twelve zodiac signs. 🔮 - Made with sugar to help draw moisture to the lips, line smoothing sea fennel, antioxidant rich orange extract, essential fatty acid jojoba/avocado/grape/castor seed oils. Gets the job done and leaves a light layer of moisture that lasts for a few hours along with hefty twist tube packaging. Honestly probably wouldn’t have purchased this if it weren’t for the packaging because I’m complete astrology trash lol. But comment down below with your sign(s)! I’m always interested. As for me, I’m a Capricorn sun, Taurus moon, and Cancer rising. ♑️♉️♋️ - Today is my birthday and 24 doesn’t feel any different. Not that I expected it to! Coffee and donuts (and lots of sleep) are all that’s in store for my day and that’s all I really needed ✨
Still doing burnout recovery. 😴 Business has been slowing down now that the holidays are over so I’m definitely taking it as an opportunity to breathe. Most mornings I’m too lazy for skincare so I’ve been sticking to this simple routine: 🌱 @skinlaundry Balancing Antioxidant Toner 🌱 @lixrskin Universal Emulsion 🌱 @drunkelephant D-Bronzi Anti-Pollution Sunshine Serum mixed with Umbra Tinte SPF - When I have more time, I’ll add in the @madhippieskinproducts Vitamin C Serum and/or @youthtothepeople Superberry Hydrate + Glow Serum 🌞 - What are your lazy day go-to products?