I USED A CBD INFUSED BEAUTY PRODUCT AND HERE'S WHAT HAPPENED

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There’s been quite the revolution in the beauty industry these days and brands are straying away from using harsh chemicals and are more likely to use Cannabidiol, otherwise known as CBD.

So let’s get this out of the way first. I was completely turned off by anything CBD infused because I hadn’t properly researched and assumed it was closely related to THC (the compound that causes the “high”). I have never and will never take an interest in anything mind-altering or addicting. CBD is a totally safe & non-addictive substance known for its pain relief, anti-inflammatory properties and therapeutic profile. No harm in that.

Farmacy’s Better Daze Ahead CBD Moisturizer is the product that piqued my interest in cannabis-based beauty. The product is labeled as rich in hydration with omega-6 + omega-3 acids, hemp seed oil, stress-fighting adaptogens and CBD oil to help soothe, calm the skin and reduce redness.

I’ve been using Better Daze Ahead for about three weeks and my skin is absolutely loving it. What I like about this product is that it has no fragrance and just feels natural. There are a lot of moisturizers I’ve used (take Cetaphil for example) where you actually feel the harsh toxins seeping into your pores. The first time I used Cetaphil, I rubbed my eyes after applying their face cream and ohmygosh was that a painful experience for my eyes. Clearly, not a natural product.

I suffer from major under eye bags/puffy eyes if I don’t get enough sleep and found that CBD’s anti-inflammatory benefits help reduce the effects by gently tightening and reducing puffiness in the delicate area without causing any irritation. CBD can soothe a variety of skin conditions such as acne, eczema and psoriasis. Cool, right?

The moisturizer is so versatile because it can be used in the morning + the evening and what’s great is that its non-greasy formula can be used before applying makeup. At night, I tend to use a little bit more of the product because if you rub it in enough, it almost works as a mask (you’ll know what I mean if you try the product).

Overall, my skin has been loving CBD and I’m so happy to have found a product that targets my under eye imperfections. I can’t wait to incorporate more of it into my everyday skincare routine and see what other benefits it brings. What are some of your favorite CBD infused products?

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TOP DRUGSTORE BEAUTY PRODUCTS

Hi beauty lovers! It feels like forever since I’ve done a blog post (10 days & counting!) But I’m back and I’m so excited to share this post with you guys.

The difference between drugstore and high-end makeup can be HUGE. But there are some drugstore products that are seriously incredible.

I rarely go out of my way to find makeup at the drugstore because I typically prefer high-end. Once you’ve tried the better stuff you definitely won’t want to go back. Sorry!

But anyway, for this post I wanted to list some products that work just like those we find at Sephora. And more importantly, are cruelty-free!

*All products will be linked at the end*

Jordana — Best Lash Extreme Mascara

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This mascara is one of the best drugstore products I’ve ever used and is only $2.99! Before I got eyelash extensions I reached for the Best Lash Extreme all the time.

Note: It’s a little watery so be careful when applying

Milani — Baked Blush 05 Luminoso

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I feel like Milani is just one of the nicer drug store brands. The baked blush in the shade Luminoso is seriously to die for. It is crazy pigmented and leaves a beautiful, rosy finish.

Pixie Beauty - Glow Cake

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First of all, can we talk about the brand’s packaging? Pixi Beauty has the best drug store makeup packaging by far. If you’re not familiar with the brand you seriously need to take a trip to Target right away. For years I had been dying to try some of these products but never really did until now… and I’m in love. I’ve been using the Glow Cake in the Shade Pink Champagne Glow every single day and I’m truly obsessed. I don’t typically use it as a highlighter/illuminator but rather a blush intensifier. It just takes your entire makeup look to the next level.

E.L.F. — Liquid Liner

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I’ve been using E.L.F’s liquid eyeliner for years and don’t plan on switching to another brand anytime soon. It’s easy to apply, lasts all day/night, doesn’t smudge and did I mention it’s only $2?

MILANI — XL Bronzer

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The best thing about this bronzer is the XL size! Not even kidding when I say I still have mine from 5 years ago. This works great for an all over bronzed look (don’t confuse “all over bronzers” with contouring products. it’s not the same).

Makeup Revolution — Vivid Shimmer Brick in Radiant

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This product looks just like the Bobbi Brown shimmer brick, but I actually like this one better! Finding a good drugstore highlight is almost impossible but I am so impressed with this one. I love using the last 3 colors on the brick for a really dark glow.

Makeup Revolution —  Ultra Blush Palette Hot Spice

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I’m a sucker for face palettes! Especially if they’re as pigmented as these colors.

L.A. Girl Pro Concealer

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It’s not my usual Shape Tape concealer but it will do! It’s super creamy and crease-resistant.

And that sums it up! I will say that I’m a little disappointed with how little cruelty-free options there are. Brands like L’Oreal and Maybelline have amazing products but still continue to test on animals. So maybe..paying for high-end brands is worth it in the end (they have a lot more cruelty-free options)

What are some of your favorite drugstore makeup products? I’d love to try them out!

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