Hey beautiful, welcome to the Beauty Matched Blog! Today I will be discussing all things nail care. I did a poll today on Instagram and it looks like a lot of people go to get manicures at nails salons, but with lock downs what better time to share my stay at home nail care routine then now!


I have had brittle nails for as long as I can remember, they would bend, crack and never get the chance to get long enough for them to look pretty. This is why I've been on the hunt for the perfect brittle nail care routine for many years and I have finally found the perfect products to help me achieve my dream nails!



Nail Strengthening Base Coat


Where the magic started - L'oreal Peppermint Oil Strengthening Base Coat. I have never finished a nail polish before, and I am almost out of this one! I bought this nail strengthener by mistake one day and it has made my nails unbreakable (almost). The way I started using it and I recommend you try is applying it as a nail treatment. Start by applying one coat of this a day for 7 days, then remove and do the same thing for week 2. Continue doing this until you find your nails are ready for this to be used as intended - a base coat underneath nail polish.


Nail Polish


After I stumbled on that L'oreal base coat and started to see result, I immediately ran back to the drugstore and purchased 2 nail colors from the same line Colour Riche Oil-Infused Nail Polish.

If you know me, you know that when I really enjoy something I get multiples of it, so now I have a collection of 10 different colors from the line. For most colors one to two coats is enough to get opaque color pay off, and the best part is they last on my nails for about 4-6 days without chipping!


Top Coat


I am currently using the Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Top Coat - Shiny Brilliant (Step 2). This is the newest addiction to my collection and I am still playing around with this top coat, but my best friend who has the nicest nails I've ever seen swears by it so I am determined to get the hang of it! As of right now I can report that it does make my nails super shiny. I am just looking for it to make my nail polish look "gel-like" for more than two days. There is a learning curve with how much to apply and the steps to do before starting the entire nail routine to help this product adhere best, I will keep you guys posted on how I make it work.


Love,


Beauty Matched



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Updated: Jan 27

Hey beautiful, welcome to the Beauty Matched Blog! As some of you may know, I've been in the beauty industry as a bridal makeup artist and beauty educator for 9 years now and I tried my fair share of products in the beauty industry. So what better time to start this blog then now!? I will be sharing with you all my absolute favorite product must-haves, beauty reviews, tips and tricks and much more beauty, fashion and social media growth related content through this blog! Make sure to subscribe to my email list to be notified every time I post so you never miss out!


Todays post is on one of my best kept skin care secrets, holy grail face mask. I have been on the hunt for the perfect face mask for years and I have finally found the one, and wanted to share it with all of you! There are a few products that inspired me to start this blog ASAP and this detox face mask is one of those products. I am raving about the Instant Detox Mask from the brand Caudalie.




CLAIMS + APPLICATION

The Caudalie Instant Detox Mask claims that it cleanses skin impurities and excess sebum, revealing tighter pores and a refreshed complexion. Apply a thin layer twice a week. Leave on for 5-10 minutes, rinse.


REVIEW

For some background on my skin - I have oily/combination skin and my biggest skin issue is hormonal/stress acne and large pores. I really wanted to find a product that would work as a spot treatment for acne and help with minimizing my large pores, long term. I read some great reviews on this face mask online and decided to splurge the large price tag of $47 CAD on it in hopes of it being a two in one solution for my acne spot treating and a weekly detox for my pores.


I have been testing out this face mask for about 6 months now and I try to remember to use it at least once a week for about 15-20 minutes (a little longer then the suggested time) and also as a spot treatment on any new pimples that appear weekly. It's absolutely everything I've ever wished for in a face mask and spot treatment with instant and long term results doing exactly what it claims and more!

I apply the tiniest amount on new/older pimples at night before bed and wake up with minimized spots the next day. I use skin care geared towards helping minimize my pores but I love the way this has also helps clean out my pores weekly and remove dead skin cells (almost like an exfoliator would).


If you have some funds to splurge on a skin care item or your birthday is coming up, I highly recommend giving this face mask a try - and if you do, please let me know how you enjoy it. Message me on Instagram to let me know what products are your best kept secret that I need to try!



Love,


Beauty Matched



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