🤷🏻‍♀️ 26 | MS, USA | Student | Dog mom | Skincare hoarder 💦 Normal/Dry | Moisturizer fiend 💌 PR/Collab via DM/email This is a #beauty account now.

Name a more iconic trio. I’ll wait. . . . @herbivorebotanicals @youthtothepeople @volitionbeauty —————————— #shelfie #igtopshelfie #oils #herbivorebotanicals #youthtothepeople #YTTP #volition
[TEXTURE TUESDAY] ——————————— ✨@youthtothepeople Adaptogen Deep Moisture Cream [I’ve been using this cream for a couple weeks, and just like every other YTTP product I’ve met, I love it. The texture is interesting—almost like if Protini and Lala had a baby, or maybe if Lala and their Superfood Air-Whip had one, I don’t know. It’s not thick, but I can feel its protective, soothing presence on my face, which is something I really like for a winter moisturizer, bc this COLD WIND moving in?? Boy, she’s rough. I’ll do a more in-depth review later bc, honestly, I don’t have the energy right now. Happy Tuesday!] . . . #youthtothepeople #crueltyfree #cleanatsephora #minireview #firstimpressions #yttp #texturetuesday #texture #adaptogens
🌎 RED EARTH 🌏 ————————— I was so excited when Red Earth reached out about sending me some products to try. I’d seen this brand floating around Instagram and was first, admittedly, drawn to the packaging, as we so often are, and I really liked the overall vibes of the brand and how they source their ingredients right there in Australia. They sent over their *Hydrating Refreshing Cleanser—a lotion cleanser made with Tasmanian Sea Kelp, which helps prevent water loss. Because the two Deep Dive products—*Water Cream & Essence—are sample-sized, I’ve really only used the cleanser so far, and I’m really enjoying it. It’s got such a creamy texture unlike any other cleanser I have, honestly, and it left my skin feeling so comfortable and hydrated. Not stripped at all! I’m super excited about it for the winter months when I’m searching for hydration literally anywhere I can find it. I’ll update more after continued use! [Also, shameless plug, you can shop Red Earth through the link in my bio, or w the code ‘XOkaylakolivas’ for 20% off your first purchase if these products have got you as intrigued as I was!] Thanks again, @redearth_beauty ! And Happy Monday! . . . *gifted #skincare #redearth #redearthbeauty #productreview #firstimpressions
[T.L.C. FRAMBOOS + C-FIRMA] ——————————— I think it’s no secret that Babyfacial is the Big Gun™️ of the @drunkelephant line. She comes in weekly, does her job, then gets to rest on the shelf for a while. These two, however, are what I would consider to be DE’s workhorses. The daily grinders. The products that help maintain smooth, bright skin throughout the week. What are your favorite serums/masks that maybe don’t pack that Babyfacial punch, but do slow, steady work to keep your face looking its best? Hope everyone is having a lovely Sunday! 🧡 . . . #drunkelephant #drunkinlove #producthighlight #closeup #macrophotography
In honor of @herbivorebotanicals mini trio re-release! I think we all know which is my favorite... 🧡 . . #herbivorebotanicals #facialoils #cleanskincare #crueltyfree #lapisoil #phoenix #orchid
[BELLE BAR FIRST IMPRESSIONS] —————————— The lovely women at @bellebarorganic sent me a couple awesome products to try, and today I finally got around to using the *Customizable Vitamin C Radiance Mask. Before I get into the specifics of this product, here’s some information about the company: Belle Bar is a women-run, family-owned business, with a passion for creating all-natural, cruelty-free products with 100% active ingredients. No fillers. Just the goods. Knowing these things, I was already excited, then I found out I could customize my own mask??? Brilliant! 🙌🏻 - The Vitamin C Radiance Base Mask components are Vitamin C (brightens), Oyster Shell (boosts collagen), Camu Camu (adds luster), Babassu Seed Oil (hydrates), then you can choose up to three mix-ins from a selection of twenty-one (21!) total ingredients. Don’t know what to choose? That’s okay, because Belle Bar gives recommendations + descriptions of what each ingredient can do for your skin. I decided to continue with the theme of the mask (brightening, fading scars and blemishes) and pick a couple more brightening ingredients—Turmeric & Buttermilk (which also softens the skin)—and Hibiscus (evens skin tone). Customization doesn’t stop there, either. You can also get creative and use a mask-boosting “activator” instead of only water to bind the brown sugar-like “powder” into something that can be applied to the skin. They recommend using other natural ingredients, of course (i.e. Rose Water, Egg Whites, Yogurt, Coconut Milk, or Aloe Vera Juice, etc). I used 100% Pure Honey for more hydration, with a little water to create the consistency I wanted. And I won’t lie. It’s messy. I had little granules all over my sink and floor, but once the mask was in place, it was good to go. No flaking. After 20 minutes, I rinsed with warm water and enjoyed some nice, gentle exfoliation (we LOVE a multitasking mask). Again, I won’t lie, the Turmeric tinted my face just a little (lololol), but luckily, I had nowhere to be today and the results were fabulous. —————————— [CONTINUED IN THE COMMENTS] . . #bellebarorganic #bellebar #productreview #skincarereview #allnaturalskincare #crueltyfreeskincare #crueltyfree
It’s a @yeouthskincare family photo! 🌻 - - I’ve never done a peel before, but I recently got the Glycolic Acid 30% Gel Peel from #yeouth , so that’s about to change soon! I’m nervous about redness, but excited to see the results. Stay tuned. 💃🏻
A close-up of my ride-or-die in mini form. It’s you and me until the end, Protini!🥂🐘 . . . @drunkelephant #drunkelephant #skincaremini #drunkinlove #besuspicious #protini
🌈〰️1K+ INTERNATIONAL GIVEAWAY〰️🌈 ——————————— Just wanted to do a little something-something to show how much I appreciate all of you following/supporting this obsession of mine. This is such a fun community with great people, and I’m happy to be part of it! 〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️ To enter: ✨ Follow me, @kkolivas. [If you unfollow, I won't shun you, but I won’t like you either.] ✨ Like this post. ✨ In a single comment, tag up to three (3) friends & tell me which product excites you the most (1 entry). ✨ For 3 extra entries, share this post to your story and tag me. ✨In sum: Follow. Like. Tag. Share. 4 entries max. ✨Keep your eyes peeled for ‘Name That Mask’ in my stories for up to 5 bonus entries! 〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️ One (1) winner takes all. Must be 18+ and a real, active, unlocked member of the beauty/skincare community to win. Giveaway will close Wednesday, November 28th at 10PM (CT), and I’ll randomly choose the winner sometime the following week. This giveaway isn’t affiliated with IG or any brand. Once the package is shipped, it’s no longer my responsibility. Thanks for playing! Good luck! ——————————— #giveaway #internationalgiveaway #skincaregiveaway #beautygiveaway #tatcha #drunkelephant #herbivorebotanicals #youthtothepeople #freshbeauty #blissworld #drjart #soldejaneiro #laneige
🌙 TEXTURE TUESDAY🌙 ————————————— My hockey team fired its head coach this morning, so I’m too emotionally compromised to say anything else about this product. Thank you for your time, and have a lovely day. 😭 . . . @herbivorebotanicals #herbivorebotanicals #texture #texturetuesday
〰️Fresh Rose Deep Hydration Facial Toner〰️ ————————————— 🌹What is it? A deeply hydrating, alcohol-free toner made with rose fruit extract, soothing rose water, nourishing rose oil, real rose petals, and hyaluronic acid. The gentle liquid clears the skin of leftover impurities, leaving the face soft, refreshed, and prepped for other products. 🌹Thoughts: I love this toner. I haven’t touched another toner since I bought this. It smells amazing—like roses, obviously—and leaves my skin feeling hydrated, soft, and clean. Often times, it’s my first step in the morning when I skip cleansing because I feel it really helps to remove lingering impurities. I like that it’s alcohol-free, but it does contain fragrance, which I know will be a (completely understandable) strike against it. In sum: LOVE IT, will ALWAYS have it on hand. Beautiful product. So hydrating, which is pretty much always what I’m after with my skincare routine. ————————————— P.S. STILL NO SUN TODAY! So glad I took a bunch of shots of different things the other day so I have some backup content. Might be purchasing a light source of some kind soon! The sun is not the boss of me. . . . @freshbeauty #freshbeauty #productreview #minireview #rose
Happy Sunday! I was planning to do a full DE shelfie this morning, but the sun was nowhere to be found. So, here’s a bowl of Littles instead! 🥂🐘 - In other, sort-of-related news, my skin has been acting wild lately, spots galore, so I’ve been trying to stick to only these products for the last couple days and will continue for the next few, because I know they work and won’t trigger my skin or break me out. What’s your routine like when your skin is acting up? Do you simplify? Tend to reach for a single brand or product? I am interested. . . . @drunkelephant #drunkelephant #besuspicious #drunkinlove #drunkelephantshelfie #DEbowl #cleanskincare #crueltyfreeskincare
What if I just post photos of Phoenix Oil every day and that’s it? ✨ . . . @herbivorebotanicals #facialoil #cleanbeauty #crueltyfreeskincare #crueltyfree #veganskincare #luxurybeauty #herbivorebotanicals
〰️SUPERFOOD SATURDAY〰️ ————————————— Got this box yesterday, and aside from the empty @drroebucks moisturizer, I’m really diggin’ it! Gonna do a quick & dirty Superfoods overview: ————————————— 〰️@youthtothepeople Superberry Hydrate + Glow Oil: Maqui + Açaí + Goji Berry—Packed with antioxidants to protect against free radicals that can speed up the aging process 〰️@origins Mega-Mushroom Relief & Resilience Soothing Treatment Lotion: Reishi + Chaga Mushrooms—Known as the “mushroom of immortality,” helpful for cell regeneration; boosts immune system and builds up skin’s defenses 〰️@tartecosmetics Mermaid Skin Hyaluronic H20 Serum: Algae—Invigorates through oxygenation, leaving skin more vibrant 〰️@iliabeauty Soft Focus Finishing Powder: Bamboo Stem + Rosemary Leaf + Aloe Vera Leaf—Revives, protects, soothes; Rosemary contains antibacterial and skin healing properties, while Aloe Vera smooths and calms the skin 〰️@drroebucks No Worries Hydrating Facial Moisturizer: Rosehip Seed + Macadamia Nut—Contain oils to repair and soften the skin 〰️@firstaidbeauty Hello FAB Coconut Water Cream: Coconut Water—Contains electrolytes, potassium, and sodium to help hydrate and plump the skin ————————————— Sorry, this wasn’t quick AT ALL! Happy Saturday! 🤣 . . . #sephoraplay #playsmarts #youthtothepeople #origins #firstaidbeauty #drroebucks #tarte #ilia #superfoods #cleanbeauty #cleanskincare
[FARMACY + FOREO FRIDAY] —————————————— These are two relatively new products for me—I picked up the cute baby Foreo Luna last week during Ulta’s 20% off sale, and got Clean Bee a couple weeks ago during some impulse Sephora Therapy Shopping™️—and I was pumped to test them out together! - 🔵 Cleansing has slowly become one of my very favorite skincare steps, and the Foreo just adds to the experience while also delivering an effective, deeper clean. It’s by no means whatsoever a necessity item, but if you’re looking to add a tool to your routine—I’ve been enjoying this one. VERY cute, easy to keep clean, fun to use! 🐝 Re: Clean Bee, I’m liking it so far. It smells a little like my grandfather’s old bee house, in a good way! Haha. My skin did feel a little tight after using it with the Foreo last night, to a degree that it normally doesn’t alone, so I’ll have to look further into that issue. Love Farmacy, though, and was super excited to get my hands on this! I’ll update my thoughts as I get some more use in. - Overall, it was a good cleansing night for me! Do you guys use cleansing tools in your routine? If so, what’s your favorite cleanser to pair it with? Happy Friday!! . . . #farmacy #farmacybeauty #foreo #miniforeo #productreview #pmroutine #skincareroutine
It’s fall, y’all. Stop carving faces in your pumpkins and start making pumpkin pie! 🍂🍁🌾 . . I took this before Halloween, but decided it fit more of a general autumn theme. Hopefully now that it's November, we'll get our cold weather back and keep it around! Anyway, here's some orange/yellow stuff on a shelf! . . . #shelfie #igtopshelfie #fall #autumn #herbivorebotanicals #drunkelephant #farmacybeauty #soldejaneiro #freshbeauty #drjart
🕯🔮🕯🔮🕯 ———————— Happy Halloween from me & my rack of ~potions! This was as spooky as I could get! 💀 . . . @herbivorebotanicals @youthtothepeople @drunkelephant @sundayriley @volitionbeauty @indie_lee (s/o to @margz2gram for the super cool shelf!) . . #skincare #shelfie #igtopshelfie #halloween #skincarecommunity #bblogger #skincareblogger #facialoils #drunkelephant #herbivorebotanicals #youthtothepeople #instaskincare #skinsta #discoverunder2k #spookyseason
☁️🌌☁️🌌☁️ ———————— Lala Retro is sneakily becoming one of my favorite recovery/cold-weather creams. It’s justtt the right level of thick: Not heavy or occlusive, but rich, substantial. I love it as the final, moisture-locking step of my routine, especially on Babyfacial nights and days when my skin needs a little extra Lala love! I know I’ll be reaching for this a lot more as it (eventually, hopefully) gets colder in this hellscape that is MS. Yes, I am salty it’s been 80+ degrees this Halloween week. Thank you for asking. 😇😇 What’s YOUR favorite heavy-duty moisture cream? ———————— #skincare #drunkelephant #drunkinlove #skincarecommunity #productreview #minireview #bblogger #instaskincare #discoverunder2k #skincareblogger #cleanskincare #luxuryskincare #skinsta #skincareobsessed #crueltyfreeskincare #skincareproducts
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