Glossier: 1 month update |Skincare edit

Glossier: 1 month update |Skincare edit

Hello everyone! Today I want to update you after one month of using Glossier skincare and makeup! You know how much I loved this brand, and I want to be completely honest and tell you what products are worth it, and also about those I’ll skip in my next glossier order.

To make things short, I’m only going to talk about skincare and next week about makeup!

The good

Milky Jelly Cleanser

I have already finish one bottle of this cleanser before, and it’s one of my favorites! The consistency as the name suggests it’s like a cream-gel, I use it morning and night and my skin loves it! The formula is gentle and it doesn’t stripes moisture away from your face. What I love the most is that it feels like a very simple product, the smell is nice but discrete and the result is just clean and soft skin.

Next time I’ll make sure to order more than one bottle to have backups!

Price 16€

Balm Dotcom

An all-purpose skin and lip balm, the Birthday Cake flavor is my favorite and I use it every single day! My lips feel super hydrated and plumped.

A few days ago, I was spent the whole day in the mountain, trying to learn to snowboard, and sadly I burned my lips because I didn’t thought of using SPF on them… long story short: After two days and many layers of Balm Dotcom my normal lips are back 👌🏻.

I have also tried the Rose flavor, but honestly Birthday Cake is the best one!

Price 12€

Priming Moisturizer

I love trying out new moisturizers! This year I had the chance to try many good ones! So far, you know that Clinique Moisture Surge it’s really one of my musts, the only downside it’s the price 42 CHF for 50 ml, Normally 50ml is perfect for one month (if you use it AM & PM).

Glossier moisturizer, is just as nice as Clinique and perfect for my type of skin, I have an oily T-zone but dryer cheeks. My skin feels plumped, but never oily or heavy.

Price 21€ for 50ml.

What I loved the most of these 3 products, is that you can order them together in a set called The Skin Care Setl for 40€. I find this set is really useful if you want to test the brand for the first time, and also great if you’re like me, and you want to have a good and less expensive alternative.

The ok … but not ordering next time

Non of the Glossier products made me breakout or made my skin look bad, so I don’t want you to think they’re BAD, is just that I have tested other products in the market, that have given me better or faster result than the ones from Glossier, and this is why, I’m not ordering next time.

The Solution

This chemical exfoliant is one of their must appreciated products, and according to many reviews and photos on their website, it is a very effective product, also the percentage of acids are very high.

I have to admit that this product made the texture of my skin look smooth and even, BUT I have tried another chemical exfoliant in the past that just makes my skin glow like no other, if you had followed my blog for a while, you might be able to remember, I once talked about the Liquid Gold from Alpha- H.

It’s been a while since I haven’t re-ordered Liquid Gold, but if I was to stay with only one chemical exfoliant for the rest of my life, it will be without a doubt that one! You can see results from the very first days of using it, and for me is just like baby skin in a bottle. I would highly recommend it (except for those who have very sensitive skin).

My must, I order it from Cult Beauty

Invisible Shield SPF 30

You know I have a thing for sunscreen, and I will never get tired of repeating that everyone should be using it daily!

I really liked the texture and how this sunscreen absorbs and sits on my skin, but I always use SPF 50. That’s the minimum my dermatologist recommends me, and I know my skin is very delicate to sun exposure, so I just feel better knowing I have the maximum protection.

SPF 15 filters out approximately 93 percent of all incoming UVB rays. SPF 30 keeps out 97 percent and SPF 50 keeps out 98 percent. They may seem like negligible differences, but if you are light-sensitive, or have a history of skin cancer, those extra percentages will make a difference. And as you can see, no sunscreen can block all UV rays.

Extract from SkinCancer.org

That’s all guys! I try to be as honest and transparent as I can, I do love this brand a lot, and I’m always sharing a lot on Instagram about it, but nevertheless, it is very important for me to recommend and talk about the best!

Remember we all have different types of skin and we’re going to react in different ways to products.

Have you tried any skincare from this brand? Don’t hesitate to share with me yout experiences!

Glossier website

Bisous,

Katia

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Shopping habits to change: Fashion Edition

Shopping habits to change: Fashion Edition

Hello everyone! Today I want to adress a subject that has been in my head for a while, but I didn’t knew how to start talking about it.

We have seen everywhere all the struggles that fast fashion is making to our planet starting with pollution, poor labor conditions in developing countries and nonetheless the horrible mindset of nonstop consuming in our lifestyle.

It took me a while (maybe more than it should) to consider this situation in a more serious way, I’m not here to judge or punish anyone because of their shopping habits, I just want to share a couple of things I’ve been trying to change, first of all, because I realized three things:

  1. I have no more space in my house to hold more clothes, therefore, I feel overwhelmed and saturated
  2. I’m just partially happy with the items I own, because of my bad shopping habits and the mindset “is not that expensive I’ll take it” I accumulated so many things I actually don’t wear and they just take space (read point number one above).
  3. I don’t want to be attached to material things, it is true that material things bring us joy, but I also think it is important to learn to let them go, I have so many pieces (especially dresses) that I love, but I don’t actually wear them anymore, so they’re just sitting in my closet in immaculate condition, when actually they could be in someone else’s hand right now.

So as you see these little cycle has been turning around in my head, and these are some solutions I came up with:

Participate in H&M recycling program

You bring a bag to the store full of clothes ( It doesn’t matter the brand), then they give you a 5 CHF voucher, valid for every 30 CHF you spent in the store (see more details about their program here). Honestly, the deal is not amaaaazing, but I thought it was better than nothing.

I do these when I clear my closet every season and the clothes that are out aren’t going to any friends or family (basically underwear, socks, old pj’s etc…).

Stuff that would never get a second life (in my opinion).

Photos taken from H&M group website

Second-hand

These is something new for me, I really never thought of buying second-hand clothes, since I always thought that I was fortunate enough to allow myself to new clothes, now I realize that it has nothing to do with having the money or not, is more about how to use it smartly and save some bucks.

I have to say a huge THANK YOU to my dear friend Alexia (@Alexia_lila) on Instagram, she is always selling her clothes and organizing “vide dressings” with really nice items and brands. Since she wears the same size as me, I was immediately curious about her sales!

A couple of weeks ago, I bought one of her Sabo Skirt dresses, when I previously saw it featured on her photos I thought it was really pretty and adaptable to any season with the right accessories. So I bought the dress for 20 CHF (Sabo Skirt dresses are usually around 60 CHF + shipping & taxes).

And there’s more to tell you about this subject, Alexia just recently created her own company called Swisstagram Tour, with her new company one of the services she offers, is to help you sell your clothes! All you need to do is buy your entry for 30 CHF (or 60 CHF for her VIP service), she comes and helps you out with sorting the things you want to sell, establish a price and voilà! I’ll leave all the details of her website below.

And of course, if you want to buy the clothes, you can check out the dates of the Pop-Up store they organize, or shop on the online boutique!

Swisstagram Tour

Vide dressing service

Visit your local second-hand shop, and ask how you can sell your clothes!

More conditions before buying something

I realize that I have to be much more severe with my shopping habits, so I apply a couple of rules:

  1. During sales season I ONLY shop for basics that are timeless.
  2. Never buy for the season ahead. Example: Don’t buy a winter coat during summer.
  3. Don’t buy things spontaneously. Here is where Pinterest comes in handy! I have my “Fashion Inspo” board, and here I collect many outfit ideas and potential buys, so I have a clear idea of how I wish to dress, if I ever come across one of the items of my board, then I consider to buy it.
  4. I allow myself to replace a broken or very used item.
  5. I treat myself to a special buy on my birthday. 
  6. Don’t buy the same in a different color
  7. Only ONE trend item for the season

Voilà

I Hope you find my post useful and might consider adopting new habits when it comes to shopping!

Of course, I still make mistakes and my wardrobe is far from being perfect. I wish one day I can be able to build a capsule wardrobe, which means you basically dress with only 33 items (clothes, shoes & accessories) during a whole season and no shopping, sounds crazy right?

#TurningIntoMarieKondo

Bisous,

Katia

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