Organizing My Beauty Shelves

Organizing My Beauty Shelves

Hello and happy Sunday. Lately, I’ve been in the mood for organizing stuff but especially getting rid of things that either I no longer use or are super old. I did this with my beauty/skincare shelves and I’ve even sort of developed a system to avoid hoarding.

You might have noticed that now some of my makeup products have numbers written in them. This is because I divided them by category and numbered them so that every time I get rid of one, I move on to the next. This way I ensure that I’m using up everything and throwing it away as soon as I’m done.

Most of this stuff is gone by now because I’ve used it up. This is also a good way for me to rediscover products that I’d forgotten about.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is a part of my shelves that I don’t usually show because, to be honest, it’s kind of embarrassing. All these cases and bags were filled with stuff, and I went over each of them to throw away what I didn’t need, or relocate things. I ended up not needing one of the bags altogether.

 

 

 

 

 

This is simply disgusting. It was the makeup bag I took for trips, but as you can see, all the makeup looks old and a bit disgusting. I threw it all away and I will be reconfiguring my travel makeup bag with stuff I get from Ipsy. Stay tuned because there might be a haul coming soon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I used to have two nail care bags and one big thing for face masks, which I don’t even apply that often. I relocated the brush and the masks to what formerly was my makeup bag, which made more sense since it’s not a lot of stuff.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I threw away many nail polishes that were dry or that I hadn’t used in a long time. I will do an unhaul on them soon so that you can see that process in detail. The stuff related to nail care is now in a bag inside the nail polish case, so everything is kept together.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here’s my new reasonably-sized face maks bag.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These are the contents of my travel bag. I don’t know if you can see, but there are empty jars of product I am just carrying back and forth. Also, who needs four razors? Honestly.

I looked through all this stuff and ultimately came up with a separate bag of toiletries I will be taking to my dad’s house for when I stay over.

 

 

 

 

 

This was like that closet grandmas have where they keep everything they can’t find a place for. I have tissues, wet wipes, sunscreen, lotion, shaving gel, you name it, it’s probably there.

I looked through all of this and decided that the lotions could have a place outside and that I would use them up as daily use products. The tissues, hand sanitizer, and wet wipes were relocated to a bag, where they’ll be more useful. The other stuff remains in a case of its own, where it’s going to be easier for me to find it when I need it.

What is your organization system for beauty and skin care products? Let me know in the comments.

Happy Sunday!

Love, Miss Camila

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February 2019 Ipsy Glam Bag

February 2019 Ipsy Glam Bag

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Hello and happy Sunday. Today I’m going to haul and review the five products that I got in my Ipsy Glam Bag for the month of February. I am also going to share with you the information related to prices and sizes, and finally, we will see whether these products worked for me. Let’s get started, shall we?

Kokie Cosmetics Be Bright Illuminating Concealer in Light

I’d heard about this brand from Tati, but I’d never used anything from them before. I got a full-size concealer in my glam bag, which is highly appreciated. It contains 6ml or 0.2 fl. oz. and it is $8. I wouldn’t buy the concealer because I don’t think it did much for me as we can see in the picture. I mean, it’s almost as if the dark circles under my eyes had been accentuated, but I’ll look through the page and see if there’s anything that catches my eye because I think the price range is great.

Seraphine Botanicals Natural Radiance Booster in Daisy + Pearl

As I’ve said in previous Ipsy hauls, Seraphine Botanicals is a brand I got to know through Ipsy and I have loved pretty much every single product I’ve gotten from them. This product is a win for me because it gives my skin that healthy glow, but it still keeps everything very natural. Simply put, this is my type of highlighter. What I don’t like about this brand is the price point because for the $22 that I would need for one single “booster,” I could buy two highlighters from drugstore brands. I got the full-size version in my glam bag, which weighs 3.5g or 0.12 oz.

Royal & Langnickel Moda Pro Glow Brush

I got the actual brush, as it happens with beauty tools, and let me tell you, I’m in love. I think this is great for applying highlighter in a very precise but smooth way. I have even used it for the inner-corner highlight, and it’s worked amazingly. This brush is $6.99, which I think is a very good price for such high-quality tools. I might consider buying from this brand when shopping for new brushes.

Meech N Mia Pressed Eye Shadow in Taupe 

There isn’t really too much I can say about this shadow other than it works great as a transition shade or as a wash of color on more natural days. I got the full-size version, which weighs 3g or 0.1 oz, and it is $11.50. Each single eye shadow is $11.50. Would I buy a single eyeshadow for the price of an entire palette? I think you already know the answer to that question.

Sur. Medic + Sheet Mask Duo: Age Control Multi-Vita & Vital Collagen 

I’ve gotten more into sheet masks with time because I think they’re way more practical. I like that my skin looks glowy and healthy after applying one, which you can totally tell by my picture. I couldn’t find a link to the Age Control Multi-Vita mask, but I’d assume it costs $3.50, which is the price I found for the Vital Collagen one. It’s a very reasonable price, which I’d definitely pay.

I am super happy about this glam bag because, and I’m sure you must’ve noticed, all the products I got were full-size. I think that’s a first for Ipsy and I think that is an example of how they’re working towards improving the quality of their bags. In the comments below, tell me which of these products you’d like to try and why.

Happy Sunday!

Love, Miss Camila

L’Occitane Mini Haul

L’Occitane Mini Haul

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Hello and happy Sunday. You know how my heart feels about L’Occitane, and if you don’t then you’re probably new here, in which case, hi and welcome. The fact that L’Occitane has an online shop has made my life easier but it’s also made me poorer. Take this haul, for example. I was just going to buy a shower oil for my grandma and ended up with two kits for myself.

One of those kits is the one you see in the left. It is the Reine Blanche routine. This literally means “white queen” and it is a series of products that will clarify your skin and help with discoloration. I got this kit for $10.37, and it currently isn’t sold anymore. It came with the makeup bag as well, which I think is super convenient for traveling.

Now I got another set that came with another bag. This one cost $15.87 and came with a mini aqua toner, and then some Verveine products like shower gel, shampoo, body lotion, perfume and hand lotion.

Additionally, I got some free samples, which I think I gave to my mom. I got another hand lotion, two different serums and a sample for the Terre de Lumiére perfume, which is absolutely delicious.

What’s your favorite L’Occitane product and why? Let me know in the comments below.

Happy Sunday!

Love, Miss Camila

My Updated Skin Care Routine

My Updated Skin Care Routine

Hello and happy Sunday. I’m constantly trying new products I get in subscription boxes, which is why it seems like I don’t have a steady skin care routine. However, for the past few weeks, I have been very consistent in my routine and haven’t introduced any new products. Before that changes, I wanted to show you what I use. Let’s get started, shall we?

My pre-makeup morning routine consists of two steps: washing my face and then applying moisturizer. I feel that washing my face prepares my skin for the day, but it also helps remove any leftover makeup from the day before, or residue from the environment. For this, I use the Pore-Fectly Clear Charcoal Face Wash from Good Things. I got it at Marshall’s, so I’m pretty sure it was around the $8 mark.

After I shower, I like to apply moisturizer, again to serve a double purpose. One, is to nourish and protect my skin from makeup, or even just environmental pollution. The other reason is that I want it to by hydrated all the time, and I feel that my skin tends to get too dry if I only wash it and don’t add any moisturizer afterwards. It also gives my face that healthy vibe that helps makeup look 100 times better. My moisturizer is also from Marshall’s, and it must have cost around $7. It’s the Almond Blossom Light-Weight Face Lotion and I’m just head over heels in love with it.

I went back to removing my makeup with wipes because they just make life easier for me. I got a two-pack for $1.75 at Primark while I was in Spain, and I honestly would have gotten more.

After that, I apply my precious L’Oreal Revita-Lift Volume Filler night cream and I’m ready to go to bed. I honestly love this cream because I think it helps my skin be all nourished and healthy and plump. Even when I wake up, I still feel the goodness. I paid like $8 for this at Marshall’s.

 

 

 

This is what I put on my body at night because the rest of my skin needs to be soft and hydrated. This is the L’Occitane Rich Lotion, and I think this is the OG body cream. I got it in Spain for $29.

In the comments below tell me about your skin care routine.

Happy Sunday!

Love, Miss Camila

 

 

 

Emergency Skin Care

Emergency Skin Care

Hello and happy Sunday. I spent last week in Baltimore going through some final details before I move there in a few weeks. I thought I’d brought all of my essentials, but it turns out I forgot a bag at home where I keep my toiletries, so I didn’t have anything to remove my makeup or any face wash. I didn’t have a moisturizer, but thought I could do without it for just five days.

I went to CVS and got myself a pack of seven makeup removing wipes from Neutrogena. I’m pretty sure this is the original formula, but if I’m wrong, let me know.

At home I have the Neutrogena Deep Clean wipes, which are oil free, which must mean that the original ones do have oil on them? I don’t know, I felt that the original wipes made the makeup removing process easier. I felt that I didn’t have to make a great effort to get everything out, and that I wasn’t just getting rid of makeup but other signs of the environmental pollution, which is always a problem for me when I go to the States. The first time I used them, though, I did feel that my face was oily. I washed it afterwards to get rid of the sensation, but if you’re into that because you feel that the oils can nourish your skin or whatever, I’d recommend to massage the face afterwards with clean hands, as you’d do after removing a sheet mask.

I also got the L’Oreal Age Perfect cream cleanser. I was going to get the RevitaLift, which is my one true love when it comes to face washes, but the Age Perfect was cheaper. I really love how cream cleansers feel on the skin as opposed to gel or even foam. This has a scent that I thought was kind of heavy, so keep that in mind if you’re sensitive.

On my second day of washing my face with this day and night, I realized it said “for mature skin,” so now my mom has a new face wash, and she thinks it smells amazing.

Have you tried any of these products? What is your favorite face wash? Let me know in the comments below!

Happy Sunday!

Love, Miss Camila

Trying Halo Beauty: After

Trying Halo Beauty: After

Hello and happy Sunday. I finally finished taking Halo Beauty, and let me tell you, my skin is glad that month of torture is over. I’m not going to come here and tell you this product sucks and you shouldn’t buy it because I’ve seen other people’s before and afters and I know that for some people it works. Hell, I wouldn’t have spent $40 plus shipping if I didn’t think this would make my skin, hair, and nails better, would I?

I do feel the need to tell you that in my particular case, Halo Beauty caused more harm than it did good. My hair looks alright, but it usually looks that way because I take good care of it, and even though it does look shinier and healthier than when I started taking the pills, I feel like I can get even better results by taking Sugar Bear Hair, which is cheaper, by the way.

My nails are long, but that’s what I’d expect from not filing them for a whole month. Are they stronger? Not really. Halo Beauty didn’t prevent them from peeling and chipping. I was super close to actually breaking a nail, and needed to file them all short after taking this “after” picture.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Surprisingly enough, my skin doesn’t look half as bad in the picture as it is in real life. Yes, I still have breakouts, but they’re actually healing now that I’ve stopped taking Halo Beauty.

I know I’ve previously said this, but I really wanted to like Halo Beauty and I really wanted it to work. Sadly, I don’t and it doesn’t, and even though I have no interest in searching for the reasons why it was such a fail for me, I’d like you to tell me, in the comments below, whether you’ve had a similar experience with this product or know someone who has.

 

Happy Sunday!

Love, Miss Camila

Face Mask Haul

Face Mask Haul

Hello and happy Sunday. I’m a fan of face masks and I try to get one at least every week or so. Today I wanted to share with you the ones I have in stock and what I use them for. Let’s get started, shall we?

Frutique Apricot Nectar Nourishing Mask 

This is a mud mask, which is my favorite type of face mask. I like this one because it’s not as intense as others I own, so I can use it more often. To me, it’s more like a “routine” kind of mask, and not so much as a repairing one.

 

Freeman Anti-Stress Dead Sea Minerals Clay Mask 

This is an oldie but goody. I apply this mask for when I’m in full-on self-care mode. I love the scent of this mask and I think it’s super refreshing. I love and recommend this mask, and I do believe it helps with stress.

Formula 10.0.6 Deep Down Detox Ultra Cleansing Mud Mask 

I love this mask for many reasons, starting with the fact that it smells like orange cream and that always makes me happy. In terms of exfoliating and cleaning my skin, this mask does an amazing job, but it’s not as harsh. It is also not as soft as the first mask I showed you. I only use this for moments when I do need a deep cleansing, for instance the day after wearing heavy makeup .

GlamGlow YouthMud Tinglexfoliate Treatment 

This thing smells like pure cement, and it feels like that when you apply it. It also feels more like a sting than a tingle, but it works wonders for clogged pores and yucky-feeling skin. This mask does the job when it comes to removing gunk from my pores.

Freeman Golden Grain Facial Brightening Mask 

I don’t really use this mask all that much, but I like it before I go on vacation because it gives my skin that nice glow. It’s not a mud mask, you just apply it and remove it ten to fifteen minutes later, but it doesn’t dry down or anything.

Victoria’s Secret Let’s Pre-Glam and Let’s Glow Face Masks 

I put these in the same category because 1) they’re both face masks, and 2) they are the same brand. I bought these because there was a “buy seven for $7” sale. Sheet masks are my quick-fix: they are super simple to apply, and afterwards you just remove them and throw them away, no need to rinse or wash off or anything.

Elizavecca Milkpiggy Hell-Pore Clean Up Mask 

This is one of those products Tati made me buy. It is also the only peel-off mask I own, and I like to use it when I feel that my skin is really horrible and in need for some serious cleanup. I have peach fuss and this kind of pulls on it, but the removal of the mask is not as traumatic as Tati or other YouTubers make it seem.

In the comments, tell me about your favorite face masks.

Happy Sunday!

Love, Miss Camila