SFB Beauty with Sunday Riley

Posted on: May 2, 2017

Ever wanted to try a skincare product that really works with your skin and had lasting results? Here’s one skincare brand that does that and so much more. Luxury skincare at its best!!  If you haven’t heard about Sunday Riley, well then,  sit back, grab a cup of tea and continue reading and learn more about the brand, the products I use, the benefits and much more.

As you all know by know, I’m very much into skincare and I’m very cautious about the products I use on my skin. After doing a little research of my own, while sticking to my routine facials and regiment–I truly believe you need to listen to your skin when it matters most.  Your skin tells you a lot, and my skin was definitely telling me something. I have combination skin, (sensitive, dry, oily). So, I can’t use any product because my skin will react almost instantly. Although, I’ve been conscious enough to stick to a routine for both day and night. In the last few months, I’ve change out a few of my products that have done wonders on my skin.

I’ve learned that although it’s good to stay consistent, sometimes our skin can “act up ” and that can be dependent on a variety of things. The 3 main factors why this may be are: the time of the month, weather and how well -rested we are. On the other hand, sometimes our skin can have a mind of its’ own and you may experience a change in your skin outside of those 3 reasons. So, it’s good to change things up in your skincare routine. Using products that will be most effective for your skin. It’s actually a smart thing to do too. Outside of those 3 factors,  skin changes could be attributed to stress, hormone levels and other health factors can cause changes in your skin. Rest assure, you’re not alone– we all go through these changes in many different ways. One thing is for sure though, before you go changing your products be sure to spot check it first on either a small area under your jawline or even on your wrist. Give it a go twice a day for a few days and see if your skin rebels or not. If it doesn’t, it’s safe to say the product can become part of your skincare routine. This will eliminate any unnecessary facial freak outs which is what we don’t want! Remember to always exfoliate at least twice a week and ALWAYS use an SPF rain or shine no matter what time of year! This is a MUST!! It’s always good to protect your skin early on to prevent premature skin damage, wrinkles, and fine lines, taking out the dead skin and building new skin. Keeping your skin hydrated, youthful and radiant.

Now if you haven’t heard about Sunday Riley yet, now you have. Sunday Riley are tried and true products I’ve used and would recommend to everyone. The results are will amaze you. Sunday Riley is modern skincare that’s beneficial and proven to be fast acting with long-lasting effects.

Who would have thought that someone with combination skin (Sensitive, dry, and oily) would find amazing benefits with using facial oils??!! My thoughts before incorporating a facial oil into my skincare routine was,  Why would I use a facial oil if I tend to have oily skin?? That didn’t seem right to me, I thought I was adding to the problem instead of fixing it. Well, I was surely mistaken, and in fact I was doing more good for my skin than harm by incorporating facial oils into my skincare routine. It’s done wonders on my skin and complexion. These facial oils from Sunday Riley are nirvana to your face, no lie! Sunday Riley’s facial oils are the holy grail of all facial oils. All of Sunday Riley’s products are absolutely AMAZING! She prides on the fact that her brand and skincare line are: Smart, high-performance skin care focusing on fast result with a long -term payoff. Sunday Riley products are just that and so much more.

I recently just discovered the U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying facial oil. After hearing such great reviews and high praise regarding this product I decided to give it a try. I was experiencing some stubborn acne that would seem to go away on its own and with the products I already use. I attributed my acne to stress and poor food choices at the time. I needed something to work on my skin and fast. I was hearing rave reviews about this clarifying oil along with the Martian Mattifying Melting Water-Gel toner and I decided to give them a try. I’m so glad I did, after using both products I saw immediate results. My acne cleared up, and my skin was back to normal. These two used in conjunction with my other skincare product did the trick. These two together  (Clarifying oil and Mattifying Melt Water Gel toner) proved to be quite powerful– the results were impressive.

U.F.O. Ultra Clarifying Facial Oil Benefits: For oily to mild acne prone skin, dry treatment, promotes clearer, smoother and even tone skin. The end result: clear, smooth radiant skin. Since it’s a dry oil it seeps into your skin and targets the acne head on to clear and diminish any inflammation. It contains beneficial plant oils that soothe and calm the skin.  If your looking for maximum results use it in conjunction with the Martian Melt Mattifying Water-gel toner.

Martian Melt Mattifying Water-Gel Toner Benefits: This toner, clarifies the skin, removes excess oil build up, visibly tightens your pores–giving you clear, mattifed skin. It’s also an excellent primer for your makeup, since its proven to smooth, tighten and mattify. This product soaks up excess oil and tightens your pores; The marshmallow extract calms redness; Manuka honey ingredients serves as a natural antibacterial agent (to help ward off acne); Cucumber, green tea and witch hazel extracts are antioxidants that tone and protect skin. It’s a multi-pronged strategy for fighting breakouts, pore hugeness, redness, oiliness and inflammation. My experiences with this product, were positive and effective. Definitely  worth spending the extra dollars for the results you’ll get.  It’s best to use it with the U.F.O. clarifying oil –both are powerful treatments that are fast acting remedies. Definitely a MUST in my book!

Luna Sleeping Oil: This is another product that comes with a steep price tag, but before you knock it, hear me out. It contains retinol, which helps fight the appearance of wrinkles, avocado-seed oil, which is rich in vitamins A through E, and blue tansy, which is known for its anti-irritant abilities. After my toner I apply 2-3 drops on my dry skin and slightly press it into my skin so it can really sink in. The tansy ingredient is said to help reduce stress and tension. The oil is blue and it seeps into my skin and by morning I wake up with super hydrated, glowing skin. It should come to no surprise why this is a MUST-HAVE product thats won a spot on my vanity. It’s become a huge part of my nighttime skincare routine.

{I’m a firm believer in facial oils and it’s benefits –use Sunday Riley’s Luna oil as part of your nighttime routine. You can use the UFO oil in the morning or evening, if you want to layer up on the oils which I do recommend use UFO in the morning and Luna in the evening. After cleansing, follow with your toner (Martian Matte Melt Water-Gel) and follow your skincare routine and incorporate your facial treatment oils. }

Luna is clinically proven to improve the appearance of fine lines, radiance, and skin smoothness in as little as four weeks, while advanced retinol ester mixed with potent botanicals makes this product the ultimate transformational, soothing, sleeping night oil. (Sephora

 

My absolute favorite facial oil is Juno. It’s a facial oils that give you that dewy, “lit from within” complexion, with it’s blend of omegas, natural retinol and essential fatty acids formulated into a unique non-greasy oil that gives you glowing skin.

Juno Facial oil benefits: Radiants, anti-aging benefits, hydrates, clarifies, rich antioxidants and superfoods. It quickly absorbs into your skin giving you a healthy glow. It leaves your skin, moisturized, hydrated and luminous. Overall, I love how it’s lightweight, very rich with antioxidants and it works well makeup application. I use this every morning in conjunction with my serum, and my skin feels luxurious, hydrated and looks radiant.


Good Genes Lactic Acid Treatment: is a brightening, multitasking radiance treatment and mask. Everyone wants the unmistakable look of having “good genes”. This amazing treatment is formulated with key ingredients which will plump fine lines, reveal brighter, newer skin, and improve circulation for a smooth, vibrant complexion. Long term use will help restore damaged skin, reduce hyperpigmentation and scars, reduce the depth and number of line and wrinkles, even out skin tone, and increase epidermal thickness and firmness.  Good Genes All-In-One Lactic Acid Treatment is formulated with high potency, purified grade lactic acid that immediately exfoliates dull, pore-clogging dead skin cells, revealing smoother, fresher, younger-looking skin. Fine lines appear visually plumped while the skin looks more radiant. With continued use, the appearance of stubborn hyperpigmentation and the visible signs of aging are reduced for a healthier-looking complexion. Perfect for all skin types and all ages, this treatment is enhanced with licorice for brightening, Good Genes clarifies, smooths, and retexturizes for instant radiance. (Sephora) I fully trust Sunday Riley products,  I’ve seen results first hand and now I’m beyond OBSESSED! Lol! I’ve a transformation in my skin and complexion and I couldn’t be happier. I use Good Genes in the morning, and my skin looks smooth, bright and youthful.

Tidal Brightening Enzyme Water Cream:  is a moisturizer that is an advanced brightening and refining treatment, infused into a next-generation water cream. I used this moisturizer as part of my nighttime skincare routine. As it works into my skin while I sleep, I’ve seen my dark circles and any hyper pigmentation diminish, leaving my skin looking hydrated, youthful, plump and bright. After the first few days of using this product, I noticed a change in the texture of my skin in a very good way of course. I wake looking rejuvenated and refreshed, this product works great with Luna Sleeping oil.

C.E.O. C+E Antioxidant Protect + Repair Moisturizer : Although this product contains anti-aging agents and I tend to use my anti-aging products for the night time this can protect my skin in the day time. In addition to protecting my skin during the day, it also has long lasting anti-aging effects that can be beneficial for my skin overall. C.E.O. C + E Protect and Repair Moisturizer infuses five percent advanced, oxygen-stable tetrahexydecyl ascorbate (THD ascorbate) into the skin—the gold standard form of vitamin C. THD ascorbate is the newer, clinically-proven, oil-soluble derivative of vitamin C, which penetrates better into the skin while being exceptionally stable against oxygenation. With 5 percent THD ascorbate, this moisturizer is powerful at fighting the first visible signs of aging and restoring vital skin radiance, while being uniquely suitable for those with sensitive skin, as THD ascorbate is significantly less irritating than other forms of vitamin C. Once in the skin, it helps boost youthful-looking skin texture and volume, in addition to providing photostable, antioxidant support. Blended with protective, anti-pollution expopolysaccharides and refining lime pearl extract, this formula visibly repairs the effects of aging, environmental stress, and pollution-induced damage. It is rich yet never greasy, providing hydration and antioxidant protection to the skin for a visibly younger, softer, and healthier-looking complexion. (Sephora)  After using this moisturizer, I can visible see that my skin is healthy, hydrated, softer and youthful. I’m so happy I decided to try this out.  I love that I’m also giving my skin some T.L.C. but a good healthy dose of Vitamin C daily!

 

All of these Sunday Riley products can be use in the day or night. This is how I’ve used these specific products and how they’ve worked for me. Listen to your skin, and do what’s best for you. This is just my honest review and opinion on the brand, it’s products and what it’s done for my skin. If you have combination skin like me, try out Sunday Riley and see for yourself. You can purchase Sunday Riley products at: Sephora, Nordstroms and Space N.K. Apothecary,

 

 

 

” I started formulating skin care because I’m curious to listen to consumers and satisfy their unmet needs. How can I create something entirely new that changes the playing field? I create breakthrough, high-performance products that work- and work fast.” My grandmother spent summers teaching me how to apply certain Native American botanicals to her skin for healing, regeneration, detoxification, and glowing agelessness. I firmly believe that the key to true agelessness is a simple formula: Detoxification+Varied Arsenal of Ant-Aging actives=Glowing skin.” – Sunday Riley 

I would say Sunday Riley has definitely change the game in skincare. With her background, strong beliefs and months spent in the lab creating her products, she’s redefined and revolutionized modern skincare. She’s definitely made a believer out of me, because I’ve seen the results, and I can’t stop raving about Sunday Riley.  I continue to share my skincare experiences and what her products have done for me with everything and now you. My husband, family and friends have notice the remarkable results and I myself couldn’t be happier. It just goes to show that the effectiveness of her products, her brand and how rapid the results are. Try Sunday Riley products out and let me know what you think.

 

Shop my Products

Juno Facial Oil $90| Luna Sleeping Oil $105| U.F.O. Ultra Clarifying Facial Oil $80| Good Genes $158 |C.E.O. C+E Antioxidant Protect +Repair Moisturizer $65| Martian Mattifying Melting Water-Gel Toner $55|Tidal Brightening Enzyme Water Cream $65

What are some of your staples for skincare products?

If you do decide to try out Sunday Riley products please do share your experiences with me by commenting below or using the hashtag: #SFBBeauty

As always, thanks for reading, following along and supporting me in my journey!


SFB Beauty: My Jade Roller Obsession

Posted on: April 11, 2017

 

If you catched my Instagram post about my latest beauty obsession, you’ll know that I’m loving/obsessing over this best kept beauty secret. My beauty tool obsession: The Jade Roller. This ancient Chinese beauty tool has become a big phenomenon in today’s beauty world. The jade roller has been around for centuries, predominately in China used by the rich and elite but has become popular and mainstream in the last year or two. I’ve been using my jade roller for the last 2 years, and I’m ABSOLUTELY OBSESSED.  Many celebrities, bloggers and Youtube vloggers have been using the Jade roller and can’t stop raving about the amazing results

I’ve said this time and time again, especially since I’ve entered into my 30s, I’ve been paying more attention to my skin and all my skincare needs. I’ve also taken early preventative action to keep my skin looking youthful, radiant, hydrated and free from any premature wrinkles. I’ve become more meticulous with my beauty routine for both morning and night. You can see my skincare routine and all the products I use in my post here and here. Along with all my beauty regiments and other products I use here, and here .

Similar to crystals, the jade stone has been known to have some healing properties too. It’s proven to help with anti-aging, as well as cool, tighten, and depuff your face in seconds. The concept behind Jade Rolling is similar to that of derma-rolling (which I’ll share my experiences in another post) but more gentle with way more healing properties and benefits. It helps increase stimulation, drains congested lymph nodes, rids the body of toxins/waste, stimulates collagen production, helps with sinus issues, balance chi, while also taking care of any under eye problems you may be experiencing.

Here’s how:

  •  Keep your Jade Roller (this is the one I have) in the fridge. The stone is naturally cold, but it works best when the stones are cooled and it feels quite refreshing.
  •  Put eye cream under your eyes or directly on the smaller end of your Jade Roller. Use your Jade Rolling with your eye cream– this will help concentrate and moisturize your eye cream into your skin. To reduce any fine lines, dark circles or puffiness.
  • In a similar motion when using your fingers do the same technique but with the jade roller. Concentrate going from the inside to outside corner of the eye, pressing down towards the ear.
  •  Repeat on each eye a few times, twice a day. Use the larger end of your roller on the rest of your face/neck.
  • Use the large end to roller upward along the sides of your face and cheeks to promote circulating, repeat this process on each side 10 to 12 times.
  • Repeat the same process on your forehead creating a half moon motion to relieve and soothe any pain or headaches you may experience.

 

Benefits:

  • Just like exercising your body to get toned, the jade roller can tone your face, slims the face
  • Helps clear fluid
  • Boost circulation
  • Improves elasticity
  • Promotes cell turnover for a brighter, healthier look
  • You can also glide the roller over the skin after applying a mask to help the product to further penetrate into the skin
  • Soothes Sinuses and relives headaches

For a more thorough, in depth instruction on how to use the jade roller see the video and pamphlet instructions below.

                 

Instructions: 


The jade roller has become part of my daily routine where I’m rolling my face twice a day sometimes 3 to 4 times a day. I’m seriously obsessed and have seen amazing results and a significant change in my skin. My skin looks brighter, healthier and slimmer. My undereye bags and dark circles have reduce significantly and overall my skin feels and looks amazing. I’m so happy I found this tool it’s become a huge component to my daily skincare routine. The result are life-changing, and my obsession with the Jade roller is REAL!! When you get your hands on this tool you’ll be rolling obsessed! Purchase your jade roller today, you’ll love this tool and the results.

 

Chi Roller Anti Aging Jade roller Therapy 100% Natural jade facial roller double Neck Healing Slimming Massager

$25.99

Would you use the Jade Roller?

Please share your experiences with the Jade roller using the hashtag: #SFBBeauty.

As always, thanks for reading, following along and supporting my journey!

 

 

 


Beauty with E.L.F. Cosmetics

Posted on: December 20, 2016

Looking for flawless, radiant and smooth skin?

You can achieve that and so much more with E.L.F. Cosmetics. To find out more continue reading.

Loving these products from Elf Cosmetics. I’ve loved the brand ever since it came into existence back in 2004. It’s a luxurious and affordable line for all makeup lovers and beauty enthusiast.

Are your lips feeling dry and chapped due to the cold weather? Use this great lip exfoliator from E.L.F. cosmetics. This gentle exfoliator helps and soothes dry and chapped lips. It leaves your lips conditions, smooth and revitalized. It’s infused with vitamin E, shea butter, avocado, grape and jojoba oils that helps nourish and protect your lips. So fight dry and chapped lips with this lip saver. Definitely a product to try out and owe! Follow up with E.L.F. Cosmetics matte red lip color, while you lips are feeling smooth and revitalized add a little color to spice things up this season. You won’t be disappointed!!

This matte red lip color is absolutely gorgeous. It’s rich formula glides on effortlessly, the color is the perfect red for the holiday season not to mention it long-lasting. I also love that it’s moisturizing and hydrating, two things I look for when I’m looking for a lip shade.  This is a must product to purchase, you’ll LOVE IT!

This gorgeous duo bronzer gives you enough glow in all the right places. I mean who doesn’t want to glow all year round. Even in the Winter time, its nice to have a little color to my face and this is the perfect product that gives the right amount of shimmer and glow. The color pay off is absolutely gorgeous and it looks natural as well.

I’m always searching for the right primer to use prior to putting all my make up on. This primer right here is light weight, hydrating, reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and it leaves my skin looking radiant, smooth and flawless. If your looking for a primer, look no further this is one to try!

I always love making time to give my skin a little TLC. Especially during the winter months, my skin can get super dry due to the cold weather. But this mask right here does wonders. It starts off as a gel then transforms into a bubble foam and you can really see it work it’s magic on your face. It removes excess dirt, hydrates, leaving me with healthy, glowing skin. My face feels so smooth and soft. I’m very particular with the products I used on my face because I have sensitive skin. But I’m happy I tried this product out. I would recommend this product to anyone looking to keep their skin hydrated, radiant, soft and smooth during the winter months.

Although I received these products complimentary, all thoughts and ideas are my own. Thanks so much @ElfCosmetics and @Influenster.

As always, thanks for reading, following and supporting me in my journey!


Beauty with SFB: All About Chanel and the Le Lift System

Posted on: December 6, 2016

 

I’m always on the search for new products that help with anti-aging, firming and lifting. Let’s face it, as much as I love make up, theres only so much make up can do.  I’m very in tune with my skin, and I listen to my skin and make sure I treat it well too. I’m always reading and researching ways to keep my skin clean, clear, hydrated, refreshed, rejuvenated, well the list goes on. Now that I’m in my 30’s I’ve been adding more products that contain ingredients that aid in anti-aging and firming. Although, I’m still considered young and my skin looks youthful and fresh, this is how I’d like to keep it looking for as long as I can. My philosophy is why not start early, and kick the aging process in the butt with the best skincare products known to man.  Your skin should age gracefully not prematurely. We all have beauty secret, some are worth telling and sharing. Here are mine and you’ll want to try these. Trust me, you won’t be disappointed!!!

I discovered these products when I watched one of my favorite Youtuber’s:  HudaBeauty’s beauty video. She talked about Chanel Le Lift products and she swore by them. She spoke very highly of Chanel and the  positive results she’s seen in her skin and they were quite noticeable. {How could you not LOVE chanel, I mean from their handbags, clothing, fragrances, make up and skincare you can’t go wrong, EVER!} After seeing the results on Huda and after hearing her speak so highly about the products I wanted to try these out for myself. And I did just that. Although, it was hard to get my hands on the massage tool. It was released overseas early last year but not many were released in the US. I searched high and low for this tool and had no luck anywhere. I was told that the US were suppose to get this hot new beauty tool back in April/May but that never happened. It wasn’t until I went to the UK where I found it and bought it. I’m so happy I did!

This unique massage tool was created to boost the effectiveness of the Le Lift cream. This simple tool helps the skin become more receptive to the benefits of moisturizers, serums even facial oils. It’s easy to use and  fits the contours of any face shape. The tool is suppose to help massage the product into your skin evenly while stimulating the skin and lifting the muscles. Reducing the signs of wrinkles and aging effects. Leaving your skin and face feeling firmer, looking youthful and lifted. It’s best to work from your chin to your jawbone and across your cheekbones. Here’s a great tip: Place the tool in the fridge so that when you apply the tool to your skin the cooling effect helps speed up drainage.

Purchase yours here: Chanel Le Lift Massage Tool 

 

The Le Lift Creme Yeux Firming Anti-Wrinkle Eye Cream is the creme de la creme of eye creams. It’s so rich, luxurious and the results will amaze you. This silky-smooth not to mention a powerful eye cream. It  reduces the signs of dark circles, puffiness, firms, and lifts. After a few uses of this eye cream I noticed a huge difference and I love the results. It’s suggested to use both morning and night, but I use it for my night time routine so that the product and work its magic on my skin and eye area while I sleep. So, when I wake I look awake, fresh and ready to start the day. Try this product out and let me know your thoughts, trust me you’ll be thanking me after you use it!

Buy your own today: Chanel Le Lift Anti-Wrinkle Eye Cream  

 

This cream has done wonders for my skin. It’s soft, creamy and smooth formula helps promote elasticity, firms, contours and refines the complexion of my skin and reduces the appearances of wrinkles. It’s lightweight and feels amazing on my skin. I love using this for my night time skincare regiment so it can work its magic on my skin while I sleep. When I wake in the morning my skin looks and feel incredible. This is one cream you’ll want to owe the results will astonish you!

Chanel Le Lift Creme

Would you try Chanel’s Le Lift Products?

If so, please do share your thoughts using the hashtag: #SFBBeauty

As always thanks for reading, following and supporting me in my journey. I hope you enjoyed this post!