New Moisture Miracle for Dry Skin?? | Soap and Glory Day & Night Cream Review

Friday, November 17

Winter is coming and one thing I always struggle with during the colder months is dry skin. Typically, I have oily/combination skin but during winter my skin likes to have a mind of its own by turning into a dry/combination skin type. Dry, cracked skin isn't cute so I like to test products during November and decide which ones I like prior to the harsh winter months.




     THE BREAKDOWN     


ONLINE OVERVIEW: Soap & Glory Speed Plump All-Day Super Moisture - 1.69oz: "Astonishingly silky-light yet amazingly potent, the fabulous, fast-absorbing Soap & Glory Speed Plump All-Day Super Moisture is a full-throttle attack on dry skin. Loaded with a souped-up mix of oxygenators, a super-hydrating watermelon extract, a wrinkle-smoothing marine plant and elasticity-promoting raspberry stem cells, this formula instantly plumps up moisture from within, smoothes fine lines & wrinkles, energizes & refreshes skin and locks in moisture for 24hrs. It will have you plumping for joy!"

Speed Plump Overnight Miracle Moisture Mousse - 1.35 oz: "Want gorgeous skin quick? Soap & Glory's Super-Hydrating SPEED PLUMP Overnight Miracle Moisture Mousse is a super-light yet astonishingly potent night cream, with a uniquely bubbly mousse-like texture."
  
SCENT: When I received this product from Soap and Glory I was happy to discover how amazing this line smells! They say the sent comes from watermelon extract and sweet orange oil but I swear it smells like the most heavenly scent you'll ever experience. It's not overpowering, but there's just enough fragrance to know its there. And to answer your question, no, it's not the "classic" soap and glory scent.

PACKAGING: As you might have already noticed from the pictures, overview, and title I'm reviewing two products and both of the items come in completely different packing. The first product, the Speed Plump All-Day Super Moisture, comes in a decently sized tube with a screw on top. The packaging makes it easy to use because you can basically store it anywhere. I like to put it in my purse, medicine cabinet, or slip into a travel bag. Personally, I prefer this type of packaging because it's not messy and feels hygienic compared to its little buddy, the Speed Plump Overnight Miracle Moisture Mousse (side note: apparently, the products are best friends and I gave them genders, lol).
This type of packaging isn't out of the ordinary because brands typically put overnight creams in jars. However, I'm super weird about hands (don't ask why) so I slightly cringe every time I have to dip into the container. I mean... guess I could use a spatula/spoon to scoop out the night cream but that sounds a bit extra so I'll stick to my hands.

WHERE TO BUY: Ever since I was a teen, I've been a huge fan of Soap and Glory products but one thing I always struggled with was trying to find them in the States. You see, they're originally from the UK so wayyyy back then in a dark era called 2011 only a few products were shipped to US Sephora and Ulta stores. I still have vivid memories of staying up late to buy products on eBay auctions. But luckily, A LOT has changed!! Nowadays, you can find Soap and Glory products at Target, Walgreens, and many other places.

      HOW I USE THE PRODUCTS     

DAY: To prevent getting clogged pores I like to apply moisturizing products after I've washed my face in the steamy shower. Steam opens my pores so while they're open I like to hydrate my skin. When I first started using the daytime cream I had a mild breakout (I have extremely sensitive skin), but after a few days, my skin got used to the scent/product and the mini breakouts stopped happening.
 After the "breakout phase" I didn't notice a huge difference but after the second week, I started to notice a slight difference in how my skin looked. I noticed softer skin but remember, I also used the night cream during this phase so the "softer skin" could be the night cream doing its magic, but who knows?

NIGHT: I like to apply a generous amount of night cream after I remove my makeup and do my basic nighttime skincare routine. I like using a lot of the night cream before bed because my skin absorbs products better at night and I instantly noticed a difference the first night I used a generous amount.

      OVERALL OPINION 3/5     

After trying both products for about two a weeks I noticed a slight difference in my skin but nothing too drastic. That being said, I'll continue to use the products because of the heavenly scent.

*Disclaimer: I have combination skin so maybe I didn't notice a drastic difference because my skin was already "bouncy" and didn't an extreme amount moisture. If you have extremely dry skin I highly suggest giving this product a try. Who knows, it might be a hit for you!

xoxo
-B.Stylish


Fun fact... this is the longest title in Berry Stylish history, lol. 

5 Ways to Become a Morning Person

Wednesday, November 1


Waking up at the crack of dawn can be difficult, but these 5 tips can help your early morning wake-up call be a little less stressful. How? Well, when I use to work at my full-time job I had to wake up every morning at 4 a.m. to eat, workout, shower, and catch the 6:30 a.m city bus. Some days I didn't wake up on time and had to call a UBER in a stressful panic. After doing this a few times and watching my bank account shrink (UBER is expensive Y'all!) I finally learned how to wake up early with these 5 tips. I tried everything in this post for a month and after 30 days my body finally learned how to wake up before the sun.

7 Incredibly Comfortable Shoes

Wednesday, August 30

What type of comfy shoes do you like to wear? I'm currently so in love with my eyelet Keds that I've managed to tear a huge hole in the front (btw: you can't see the hole in the photos because I took them awhile ago, but trust me, they're currently sooo beat up! Haha), so naturally, I'm on the hunt for a new pair.  





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While I was on the hunt for a new pair of sneakers I came across some gorgeous pairs that I should share with you guys! above is a list of all the sneakers I currently have my eye on, hope you enjoy!