What's in My Skincare Bag? 15 Products You'll Want to Stock Up On + Tips

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We always hear the phrase: “What’s in my makeup bag,” but what about our skincare bag?

I can definitely say that 2018 has been more skincare focused for me from my face to full body, including waxing, exfoliating, moisturizing and hydrating. With that being said, let’s get started with my TOP 15 Products that are in my Skincare Bag!

(BTW, you can get this cute bag HERE)!

BENEFITS: Cleanses, Hydrates, For Sensitive Skin

Also Available at Ulta

My day officially begins once this face wash is in my hands and on my face! Between Shampooing/Conditioning my locks and lathering up with my favorite body wash from Julep, I make sure to give that same TLC to my face with a dash of this Simple Face Wash. But lathering with my hand alone is not enough, which leads me to my next product…

BENEFITS: 2-in-1 Smart Facial Brush & Analyzer, 100% Waterproof, 400 Uses

Also available at Sephora & Ulta

No facial cleansing is complete without my Luna Fofo. This baby measure’s hydration and provides and overview of my skin’s overall health! How cool is that!? I don’t know about y’all, but I like to do two face cleansing sessions to really get into those pores, especially after working out (Phew…)!

BENEFITS: Lightweight, Oil-free, Instant Hydration, Active ingredient: Coffee!!!

Also available at Sephora & Ulta

Let me tell you… I cannot walk out of the house without wearing this Duo! I’m serious - Makeup or no makeup; it doesn’t make a different. It WILL show if I used that eye cream and moisturizer or not. If you’re wanting to "‘LOOK” not be, but “LOOK” like a morning person, I highly recommend this Duo. It’s active ingredient is coffee, and I swear, makes me look just as awake as my morning cup of coffee makes me feel!

BENEFITS: Hyaluronic Acid, Moisturizing, Lightweight, Fast-Absorbing, All Skin Types

Also available at Ulta

VICHY’S MINÉRAL 89 is a God Send! 89% is mineralizing Thermal Water moisturizer, which gives that boost of hydration for that vibrant glow. I won this product from Influenster after reviewing one of the first voxboxes from this brand (If you haven’t signed up with Influenster and you LOVE reviewing products and receiving FREE products, DON’T PLAY YOURSELF)! It’s completely free with no catch. Just sign up HERE, and start creating your profile, and you’ll have the opportunity to receive and review everyday and luxury brands based on what you like (and don’t forget win prizes, too)! back to the product: I love using this before using my Origin’s Duo, as it quickly absorbs into my skin like a serum. So If you’ve been looking for a product to give you a plump, firm, and hydrated face, you’re welcome!

BENEFITS: Dramatically smooths skin, Improves appearance of skin texture, pores, and fine lines and wrinkles

Also available at Sephora & Ulta

I know we’ve been talking about my DAILY products, but let’s move on to exfoliation. As someone who is in the beauty industry, I cannot express enough how important it is to exfoliate your skin (not just your face, but your ENTIRE BODY)! This particular face exfoliant is to be used once or twice a week. It is on the pricier side, but it is so worth it! Plus, a little goes a long way! They are kidding when they say “intensive,” so much that they have an ExfoliKate Gentle version if you have super sensitive skin. I have sensitive skin, but I can manage this exfoliant, plus it gives amazing results! I never even heard of this product until I received it in my FabFitFun Winter Box 2017 (which you should totally subscribe to, BTW), and I am HOOKED! I wash my face, apply the scrub, massage onto wet skin for 30 seconds, leave on for a minute or two, then I rinse off the scrub. It gives off a tingly sensation when it’s on my skin, which lets me know it’s working, and I notice a big difference every time I use this exfoliating treatment. My pores definitely appear smaller and my skin is so much smoother!

BENEFITS: Exfoliating volcanic Rocks, Contains AHa, Refines skin Texture, Gives Luminous Glow

Also Available at Ulta

If you’re anything like me, then the product name had you at “GLOW!” This is another interesting product from Vichy the I really love!😍 I could not believe that the little gritty felling when I rinsed this mask off were Volcano Rocks! Like how?! Either way, it felt great against my skin! This mask also contains AHA (Wha..?) AKA Alpha Hydroxy Acids (Is that a good thing..?). If you’re on a mission to achieve smoother, younger-looking, and more even - toned skin; then yes. Indeed it is! This mask uses AHA composed of 5 plant extracts (blueberry, sugar cane, maple sugar, orange, and lemon) to exfoliate the skin’s surface. Interesting, huh? I apply and leave this mask on for five minutes. I massage it into my skin afterwards for maximum exfoliation and finally rinse it off. Of course, I apply my Vichy Miinéral 89 Hyaluronic Acid Face Moisturizer on and let it absorb into my skin, then I go to my nighttime skincare regimen…

BENEFITS: Micro-Pounded Pearls for Radiance, Reduces Dark Circles & Puffiness

Long name, huh?😂 This is another voxbox I received from Influenster (that included another product we’ll talk about shortly) to review for Esteé Lauder’s launch for the modern Estée Edit, and I must say, I was impressed. The name in itself says it all. It will literally wipe those bags away, honey. It’s like waking up and BAM!- A brand new woman! I use this directly before bed, and wake up looking and feeling refreshed! UDATE: As I was writing this article I just saw that Estée Edit has been discontinued, and I AM PISSED. I do see people still selling it; so if you can get your hands on this and my next product, DO IT!

BENEFITS: Pink Peony, Goji Berry, & Cranberry soothe and smooth & Brighten Skin

The Finale to my nighttime skincare regimen (for now 😭) is The Estée Edit Pink Peony Overnight Water Pack.I love this cream because once I’m doe with everything else, I can apply this all over my face, put on my sleeping mask, and go to Dream Land. The next day, my skin feel so hydrated and smooth!

BENEFIT: All Skin Types, Lightweight, 26 Hours of Moisture, Intense Hydration

Also Available at Sephora

You didn’t think I would leave you hanging like that with my last two products without AMAZING backups? I LIVE for the Belif Moisturizing Eye Bomb, as it is amazing and the rumors of flawless makeup application are TRUE! It is also clinically proven to hold moisture for 26 Hours. As a firm Belif-er, I can attest to this!

BENEFIT: All Skin Types, Intense Soothing Hydration, 26 Hours of Moisture

Also Available at Sephora

This moisturizer is literally Da Bomb! Mainly, my better half, George, uses this moisturizer (I know, I’m so proud to have a man who loves taking care of himself)! This is his Go-To, mine would be Belif The True Cream - Aqua Bomb. As you can see, we’re Belif Fans!

BENEFITS: All Skin Types, Reduce Dryness, Fine Lines, & Wrinkles, Reduces Puffiness

Also Available at Sephora

This eye cream is literally a miracle in a bottle! Now because this one is more on the pricier side and I only have that 0.1 fl oz sample size from the Play! by Sephora Box, I only use it for emergency situations like “OMG I have mad bags under my eyes” type situations. I swear, once I run out of my Estée Edit Late Night Eraser and the rest of this Midnight Recovery Eye, I will be at Sephora’s door so fast. I. WILL. BE. THERE. IT’s that good.

BENEFITS: All Skin Types, Infused with Antioxidants, Soothing

Recently I was on a “Makeup Break” where I just didn’t feel like wearing anything. I felt more confident with my bare face since I started getting my lashes extensions done at Amazing Lash Studio (if you’re ever in the Tampa, FL area, stop by the Carrollwood location, mention my name, and receive $10 OFF your set)! Now I can roll out of bed and say “I woke up like this.” My No-Makeup days give me the opportunity to truly focus on my skin, and this Mineralizing Thermal Water Spray helps me keep my face refreshed throughout the day. Beauty Tip: Spray your face before applying makeup, and spray your sponges to wet them with the thermal water!

BENEFITS: Treats Acne, Fine Lines, Wrinkles, Scars, Hyper pigmentation, & Premature Skin Aging

Also available on Amazon

In the beauty industry, you know there’s always a new trend around the corner, and this one is Derma Rolling! Derma Rolling is a new addition to my skincare regimen. At fist, I was terrified to buy and review something that requires me to poke myself with needles. I soon realized it’s not bad at all, and you just need to READ THE INSTRUCTIONS and WATCH VIDEOS so that you don’t use too much pressure (like I did my first time) and feel more soreness than usual (it’s common for your skin to feel sore the first few times). So far, I’ve had a pleasant experience with my roller kit after using it for only one week (2 at-home sessions)! I can filmy skin tightening already! I can’t wait to see how my hyper pigmentation and acne scaring improves!

BENEFITS: No-Rinse, Purifies Skin, Removes Makeup, Soothes Skin

Also available at Ulta

This has to be everybody’s favorite regimen of them all: The “I’m not doing anything else on this list except #15 because it does it all!” This is me exactly when I get home from a long day of work, and I just want to come home, wipe my makeup off with little to no effort until it’s time for my nighttime regimen. Vichy’s Micellar Water in the perfect ‘Lazy Girl’ regimen out there! Who wound’t want a 3-in-1 cleanser!?

Welp, there you have it! Now you’ve seen my skincare bag! I hope this was helpful, and hopefully you have a new Must-Have from this list!

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Let Us Know What’s in Your skincare bag!

xoxo-Tika

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5 Sephora Beauty Gift Sets You MUST Know About!

Without Sephora, makeup lovers wouldn't know what to do!

Sephora is the #1 Go-To for all things beauty AND Gifts!

These adorable gift sets just made your holiday shopping that much easier!

Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Match Stix Trio -$54

Get this gorgeous trio for the glamour girl who wants the ability to Conceal, Contour, Highlight, REPEAT on the go!

The Perfect Bite Amuse Bouche Lipstick Set $̶2̶5̶ **$19**

This makes the perfect Stocking Stuffer! From neutral beige to bold red, there's a color for every occasion! Best part: It's ON SALE!!!

Dyson Blown-A-Ouai Set $399

This has to be the SET of all Gift Sets! Although pricey, it's well worth it due to the fact that you're giving someone the BEST dryer on the market, and a whole set of Ouai! This lucky lady will forever have gorgeous tresses!

Let it Glow! SUPERMUD Set $69

GOT MUD?

Now we can't forget about skincare, as It's the most important beauty step! This set contains the beauty favs: Supermud Clearing Treatment, Youthmud Tinglexfoliate Treatment, Gravitymud Firming Treatment, and Thirstymud Hydrating Treatment.

Sephora Favorites - Glow For It Set $40

It wouldn't be a 'Sephora Beauty Gift Sets List' without some SEPHORA FAVORITES! This set contains some of Sephora's hottest highlighter picks that'll have her glowing for days!

What gift sets are you picking up this holiday season!?

XOXO-Tika

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Donmily Hair Giveaway (Ends in 5 Days)!!!!

Hey Chics!

Giveaways are always great! Am I right!?

This giveaway is for Hair Extensions & Makeup Brushes, Plus there will be 6 WINNERS!!!!

Exciting, right!?!?

Make sure to watch my video below in FULL for details on how to enter the giveaway!

(HURRY, it ends in 5 Days)!!


DONMILY HAIR GIVEAWAY

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Hair Information: Brazilian curly hair 18 20 22+16 inch frontal closure
Hair link: https://goo.gl/hkcCGg, 10% OFF coupon code: MARTIKA

GIVEAWAY RULES:

1.Follow Martika's Instagram: 
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Winner chosen on August 31, 2017

6 Winners:

1st Place: 16 18 20+14 inch closure
2nd Place (2 MEMBERS): 14 16 18+12 inch closure
3rd Place (3 MEMBERS): makeup brushes (10pcs a set)

**(hair style according to winners' choice)**
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My Six Product Face

Hey Chics!

We see a lot of beauty gurus with their makeup SLAYED for the gods! But how many products do they use!?

A LOT.

Now, I myself am quite guilty of using 10-15 products on my face to get the perfect look, so I decided to challenge myself by using only 5-6 products for this look. (Believe me. It was NOT easy using only 6 products).

Here are the products I used:

Of course, with only 6 products, the look was going to be very natural, so I had to plop in a bold lip!


First, I used my all time favorite drugstore foundation by Maybelline! It's perfect for my sensitive oily/combination skin, and does not break me out what-so-ever! I added a dab to my damp Beauty Blender (a little really goes a long way) and blended it in all over my face and neck. For full-coverage, I add just a little dab and go over my face again.

 

 

Next, I use my Anastasia DIPBROW Pomade in Granite. This is perfect if you want deep brows (or when you run out of your eyebrow pencil)! I try not to use a lot because the color is VERY dark, and can look crazy if done incorrectly. Overall, I really like this product!

 

On to the contour! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE my L.A. Girl Pro Concealers!!!! They give me the best full-coverage, and are complete perfection for highlighting & contouring! The best part though is they are VERY cheap!! I highly recommend these concealers HANDS DOWN. I also use a Beauty Blender and Oval Brush to blend out the concealer!

 

Now, I go back to my eyes and use the Absolute New York Nano Liner. I got this liner by accident in one of my Amazon packages from a seller who was sending me products for reviewing, and I just fell in love with it! It's actually a great liner substitute for when I run out of my Kat Von D Tattoo Liner!

 

Next up is Buxom's NEW BIG Tease Plumping Mascara! I was one of the first bloggers to receive this product complimentary, and I didn't even know I had it until my parents (FINALLY) told me that it was mailed to their house! I could have been using this like a month or so ago...😩😩😩  But better late than never! I really love how the first and second coat goes on, but because my lashes are crazy (I have to straighten them by turning the curler upside down then re-curl them), I had to add additional coats, which made it clump a little. Nothing a clean mascara wand can fix! Overall, I really liked how my lashes turned out. 

Lastly, I added the bold lip! Now, at one point, I was not one to wear bright colors on my lips, especially ORANGE!! As time went on and also working at Sephora, I was able to experiment and try new things. Come to find out, I don't look half bad in bright colors!😂😂  This color is called "Orange County" by NYX Cosmetics, and I am in LOVE with this color! I finished the makeup look with a few coats of this liquid lipstick, and I was ready to rock & roll!


The Finished Product

DRUMROLL...............................

TADA!!!!

TADA!!!!

I am very happy with how the final look turned out! I think this will be my Go-To look when I just want to keep it simple. It's not time consuming, and it's a versatile look for work and for going out! This is also a fun way to experiment with lipsticks - Just switch up the color!

What do you think about this look?

What are your 5-6 Products you can use for a full look?

COMMENT BELOW!!

XOXO-Tika

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