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Fall Empties | Moddie Blog
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FALL EMPTIES | Products I’ve Used Up

I’ve noticed that I’ve been finishing up a lot of beauty products lately and I wanted to share with you what they are because homegirl is going to be re-buying things and I love to share what I’m pickin’ up. Are you picking up what I’m putting down? Maybe? Good enough. Let’s go. Here are my fall empties.

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  1. Korres Pomegranate Toner $22— if you’ve hung around me for the past like 6 years you’ll know this is a constant staple in my skincare routine. It’s gentle, made with pomegranate extract and really smoothly takes off any dirt/make-up that didn’t come off in your cleanse. For those of you who are like WHAT EVEN IS TONER? Read this. Back to the program— I will be re-buying this because it literally lasts for like a year somehow even though I always put too much on my cotton pads. IT STILL LASTS. #magic
  2. Glossier’s Priming Moisturizer Rich $35— This is a pricy little jar of moisturizer that I didn’t think I’d be repurchasing. Fast forward three months and I was scraping every last drop out of the jar while waiting for my second one to appear in the mail. I. Love. This. Moisturizer. It’s luxurious, it’s hydrating, completely not greasy… it’s my fav. I think a lot of people prefer this for winter or at night, but I use it any time I need some moisture— which is at least twice a day. It does last longer than expected, but definitely prepared to buy this probably three or four times a year.
  3. Glossier’s Vitamin C Serum Super Glow $28— Everyone needs a little Vitamin C, but I don’t think I’ll be getting this guy again. Not to say I didn’t enjoy it, but I don’t think it did too much for my skin. I am currently looking for another vitamin C serum that might do a better job of giving me that glooowwy look! Not bad, but not the best for me either.
  4. Soap and Glory’s Peaches & Clean Deep Cleansing Milk $10.99— YES, I’LL TAKE 5 MORE PLEASE. This has been another fan favorite of mine for the past few years. Removes make-up spectacularly, is super gentle, and lasts forEVER. Seriously have been through like two (rather big) bottles of this in the past few years. This is great for any skin type to clean, smooth, tone, and moisturize. It does all 4. Not even kidding. Add it to your routine, now. K, I’ll stop being bossy. But also what a great price for such a nice product.
  5. Pixi’s Subtly Suntouched Bronzer $18— Okay, this one broke, I didn’t run out. But same idea, right? I had to re-buy. It’s one of my favorite bronzers for pale skin tones (like mine). It’s easy to use because it goes on light, but is super buildable. Great price point and you can get it at Target.
  6. MILK Makeup’s Matcha Toner $26— I tried this on a whim this summer (I think I bought it in June) and I’m at the tail end of it. This toner purifies pores with ingredients like kombucha and witch hazel, while matcha green tea detoxifies and protects. I enjoyed this a lot, and will probably re-purchase at some point but maybe not immediately. The best part is that it’s a solid and TSA approved, so super easy to travel with. You just rub the stick straight onto your skin, and you’re good to go!

I’m obsessed with most of these products, so hope you enjoy because I love sharing my fav things with people. Hence, this blog. Shop them ALL here! I am also a Glossier rep, so if you’ve never shopped Glossier before click here for 20% off your entire order!

xoxo

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My Favorite Face Masks | Fall 2017
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My favorite Face Masks | Fall 2017

I’ve been into face masks since college, but in the past year or two have really forced them into my weekly beauty routine. On a good week I’m doing masks two or more times a week, but on an off week I’ll probably just get one in. I thought I’d share some of my favorites and some new ones I’ve just picked up because masks are INTEGRAL to your beauty routine! And if you think face masks are expensive, think again. You’re not getting out of this that easy, lady. I’ve got a nice price range for ya. Check them out below.

My Favorite Face Masks | Fall 2017   Lets start with some moderately priced face masks from Origins. These are two staples since 2013 and probably will continue to be in rotation for years going forward.

  • Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask $27— When applied to skin, the active charcoal acts like a magnet to draw out dirt, debris and impurities. This is definitely a good one to throw on after a night-out. It goes on really smooth, you wait until it dries, and then wash off! Easy enough.
  • Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask $27— You use this guy at night time in place of your nightly moisturizer and when you wake, you may not need it for the day! It leaves your skin so supple & hydrated due to Avocado and Apricot Kernel Oils that “quench compromised moisture reserves and help build a reservoir for tomorrow”. Seriously great for getting on or off a plane.

My Favorite Face Masks | Fall 2017My Favorite Face Masks | Fall 2017Lush’s Fresh Face Masks are a fun inexpensive option, but they do have a slight downside. Since they’re fresh they do have an expiration date about a week or two out from when you buy them. Which means you gotta use them up quick! It is good motivation to mask daily, but sometimes I forget and get sad seeing it expired in my fridge. That being said, I LOVE the Cupcake Fresh Face Mask. It says it’s for oily skin (I’m combination) but I don’t let that stop me because it also soothes redness and clears up blemishes. “With spearmint oil to cool, vanilla absolute to calm redness and Rhassoul mud to deeply cleanse, this is one sweet savior.”

Some new face masks just joined my club from Target and they’re from Yes to Tomatoes! They’re $2.50 each and come to fight different face issues! I used the Yes to Tomatoes Acne Fighting Paper Mask after some mean hormonal breakouts and the next day my face was totally calm! Could be coincidental, but most likely this mask is going to stay in my arsenal. I also picked up the Detoxifying Charcoal Paper Mask and the Miracle Oil Mud Mask – PrimRose.

My Favorite Face Masks | Fall 2017 My Favorite Face Masks | Fall 2017

If your skin is dehydrated, check out the Karuna Hydrating Face Masks. I got these in my FabFitFun box a few months ago and have gone through almost all of them (one left), so you know they’re good. It’s made out of 100% natural wood-pulp fiber, allowing pores to fully absorb essential nutrients and nourishing ingredients for ultimate hydration. It contains a “powerful blend of hyaluronic acid and peptides to renew, aloe vera and chamomile to hydrate, and Chinese licorice and vitamin B to detoxify”.

Last but not least I just picked up two packs of Lapcos Metallic Sheet Masks. So far I love them! Anthro carries them and so does Emerson Rose (if you’re local to HTX). Otherwise they’re kind of hard to find online! I bought the Charcoal pack & the pearl pack. We know charcoal extracts dirt/grime and tightens pores, but the pearl brightens the skin and revitalizes dark spots so they are the perfect pair to make your skin glooooww!

Man, I love a good face mask.

Also, if anyone has tried the COSRX Acne Pimple Master Patch let a girl know. I’ve heard it’s insane, and I want to try it! What are your favorite face masks that I should try??

xoxo

New in Fashion + Beauty | Fall 2017
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New in Beauty + Fashion | Fall 2017

Hellooooo, friends. It is mid September which means I get to tell you about some random stuff that I’ve gotten this month. Some beauty, some fashion. I know you can see it already from the photos, but I’m going to type all my feelings out anyways.

  1. Deciem’s Serum Foundation: I ordered this stuff as soon as it came back in stock in JULY, you guys. I got the email and I immediately raced over to the website to get this $6.70 foundation. Mostly because it’s cheaper than even drugstore foundations and also because I’m in love with The Ordinary. I tried this on yesterday and it’s a pretty good match for me — I got the 1.1 P shade which basically means I’m pale AF with pink undertones. Cool. So you only need a tiny bit of this, I used a full pump and it was way too much. It spread easily (I used my fingers instead of a brush) and felt really nice on my skin. Kind of exactly how you’d imagine a serum foundation to feel. Almost like a bit thicker tinted moisturizer. The staying power was good all yesterday and it gave a good amount of coverage. So far so good on this lil guy.
  2. The pointed slide by Everlane: Have you ever seen something so pretty? Maybe you have, but this is a really nice contender. I’ve been wanting some slides all summer but haven’t found the perfect or most price efficient ones. Then I found these on Everlane for $145. Not too heft, but definitely pretty enough to justify the price. They’re gorgeous in person. Unfortunately slightly too big so I’m having to return for a half size smaller. But ver excited about these.
  3. Milky Jelly Cleanser by Glossier: Finally a full bottle of this stuff to call my own. I’ve been living off of samples from my other purchases & I finally have it in my possession. This stuff is kind of jelly, but in a way that I’m into it. It’s got the same gentle cleaning agents found in contact solutions so you can use it around the eyes safely. Eeeee can’t wait to use this all up.
  4. Super Pure by Glossier: I just finished up my Super Bounce serum so I’m very excited to get into Super Pure (which I think has the best reviews of all three of their serums). This is a niacinamide and zinc serum made to calm your breakouts and the redness in your skin. That’s me! Okay, I’ll be sure to report back on this one but I think it’s going to be amazing.

ALSO, don’t forget you can get 20% off your entire Glossier purchase if you shop with me HERE.

What are you using this fall that you love? Let me know in the comments.

xoxo