Been testing out these products amongst others on and off since before NYFW. I have to say, I’m pleasantly surprised! Here are my thoughts:
Olay Fresheffects BB Cream - $14.99 -  I have learned by now not to expect too much from Western BB Creams, so I went into it thinking it would be a tinted moisturizer with sunscreen or a tinted sunscreen and I wasn’t surprised. It’s a little bit of both, and doesn’t provide any coverage. I was a lil concerned it’d be too dark for me (I’m super pale) but since it provides zero coverage that’s not a problem. I mean, it’s not really a BB cream. It also looks a bit glowy in pictures even after powder. However, I got a lot of compliments on my skin while wearing this and concealer alone so maybe that is a good thing? I am not quite sold.
Olay Fresheffects Makeup Removal Clothes - $4.99 - I really really like these. I stopped using makeup removing clothes awhile ago because they add up especially if you wear makeup frequently like I do. However these are super moisturizing and remove everything well with minimal effort. You still need to use a qtip for eye makeup but it’s pretty sweet. I still prefer using cleansing oils instead but when I’m too tired I am so happy to have these around.
Olay Fresheffects Moisturizing Lotion - $14.99 - Hands down my favorite product out of the bunch, it was instantly love. SO smooth, it felt practically like a primer. It is my favorite moisturizer I have tried in awhile. 

Disclaimer: These were all provided for editorial consideration but that doesn’t influence my opinions on the products! 
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Been testing out these products amongst others on and off since before NYFW. I have to say, I’m pleasantly surprised! Here are my thoughts:

  1. Olay Fresheffects BB Cream - $14.99 -  I have learned by now not to expect too much from Western BB Creams, so I went into it thinking it would be a tinted moisturizer with sunscreen or a tinted sunscreen and I wasn’t surprised. It’s a little bit of both, and doesn’t provide any coverage. I was a lil concerned it’d be too dark for me (I’m super pale) but since it provides zero coverage that’s not a problem. I mean, it’s not really a BB cream. It also looks a bit glowy in pictures even after powder. However, I got a lot of compliments on my skin while wearing this and concealer alone so maybe that is a good thing? I am not quite sold.
  2. Olay Fresheffects Makeup Removal Clothes - $4.99 - I really really like these. I stopped using makeup removing clothes awhile ago because they add up especially if you wear makeup frequently like I do. However these are super moisturizing and remove everything well with minimal effort. You still need to use a qtip for eye makeup but it’s pretty sweet. I still prefer using cleansing oils instead but when I’m too tired I am so happy to have these around.
  3. Olay Fresheffects Moisturizing Lotion - $14.99 - Hands down my favorite product out of the bunch, it was instantly love. SO smooth, it felt practically like a primer. It is my favorite moisturizer I have tried in awhile. 

Disclaimer: These were all provided for editorial consideration but that doesn’t influence my opinions on the products! 

Back to the basics - Cleansing your skin.

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So today is something a little different then the normal, we tend to forget about the importance of cleansing our skin so here’s a little refresher. One of the most basic rules when it comes to skincare is to remove your makeup before you hit the pillow at night, although basic, and although simple are people beginning to forget the importance of cleansing? Or are they just plain lazy? Here are the basic facts about why you need to be removing your makeup.

- Sleeping with your makeup on can clog the pores; resulting in acne and breakouts.

- Sleeping with your makeup on can cause skin irritations such as contact dermatitis, redness, eczema and lots of other nasty skin conditions.

- Most makeup contains pore clogging ingredients and other nasty chemicals, leaving them on for long periods of time is potentially dangerous to your skin, and your health.

- Sleeping in makeup which contains mineral oil (a petrol chemical) can increase skins photo sensitivity and cause acne (photo sensitivity is where you skin is more sensitive to the sun, shows up wrinkles quicker, absorbs more UVA/UVB rays)

- Most makeup contains some SPF even if it’s only a very small amount, and if your makeup didn’t contain your skincare you used to prep your makeup would.  normally at least one of the products you are using will contain SPF. SPF is normally Zinc oxide or Titanium dioxide based, when these products are on your skin the skin cannot properly repair itself alone, as these ingredients create a barrier.


- It can cause the skin to come under stress and produce excess oils.

- Your skin needs to be able to breathe.

- Skin needs to be replenished and packed full of nutrients and moisture at the end of each day as it is subject to environmental damage.

- None of your serums, or moisturisers will work to their full potential if you’ve got a layer of makeup between them.

- Wrinkles.



What do you think of this post? Would you like to see more articles like this;taking you back to the basics?

Some of you have asked about the proper way to remove makeup, and I instantly remembered Lisa Eldridge’s video on how she removes her makeup. When in doubt, remember this: What Would Lisa Eldridge Do? 

An upcoming series on our favorite makeup removers & techniques will be up soon! I’ll be busy with fashion week things at the moment but it should be up…..in like a week or so.