My Skincare Love Story

Okay so I’m pretty plain Jane when it comes to skin care – face wash and that’s it. A few weeks back I introduced you to a skincare line, Saranghae, and how much I have been enjoying using it (if you haven’t I suggest you check out this post here). Well, it’s been over a month since I started using the system and I absolutely love it! For someone who is not used to a system, and previously only used facewash, this system showed me – and my skin – what we have been missing out on. To refresh your memory, Saranghae is a Korean beauty skincare line, Okay, let me give you the play-by-play of how it actually works.

Step 1: Nourishing and Moisturizing Oil and Foam Cleanser

This is the sparkliest part of my morning! This face wash is made with truffle extract and gold! Yep. Gold flecks are all in that face wash and it works like a champ! I wear a lot of makeup and this cleanser cleans it all off. I am out in the sun and pretty active so I need a good cleanser to get my skin clean. I can’t see myself really using a different cleanser – and it has a nice clean scent as well!

Step 2: Deep Radiance Essence and Serum

Right after cleansing in the morning comes the serum equipped with plant-based placenta (I know, right!?), collagen, elastin, Mushroom extract and hyaluronic acid. It’s meant to heal and regenerate your skin.

Step 3: Regeneration Cream

Antioxidants, amino acids, and regenerative peptides help eliminate age spots, decrease redness and reduce signs of aging. Considering, I’m almost 32, and attempting to try to stay looking 22, give me all the regeneration cream. Let me dive into it and swim in it bit. Appreciate it!

Step 4: Renewal Eye Cream

I never thought I’d ever use an eye cream, but I do now! Let’s be honest I’m not very savvy when it comes to what my face needs and apparently I’ve needed an eye cream. Saranghae’s Focus Renewal Eye Cream contains collagen, elastin, vitamin B3 and Phellinus Linteus Mushroom Extract – which has really helped the dark circles that have formed around my eyes thanks to grad school and essay grading.

Step 5: Essence Mask

Here’s a little something I don’t talk much about, but I’m a huge fan of sheet masks. I have probably used all of the Sephora brand masks at least ten times each. So when I saw that the system included a sheet mask, I was immediately excited. The Elemental Essence Mask is so moisturizing it’s insane. I love a cool mask, and it literally feels so good after. Once I take the mask off I rub in the extra and head to bed. My skin looks bright and soft. This mask is made with CoQ10 and hyaluronic acid. I only do the mask once a week right after I cleanse!

Over time my skin has gone from a little out of whack, to increasingly becoming clearer and brighter. Not to mention my makeup has been going on so much smoother. Who knew a regular skin care routine would lead to so many benefits. And before anyone says “duh”, shut it okay, I was low maintenance when it came to my skin. Just not my makeup. Now I am. See? Growth. I wouldn’t throw a product at you that I didn’t believe in and this one I most definitely do. Each item can be purchased separately or you can subscribe to a bundle that will auto ship to you at your preferred frequency. Shop the system here!

You won’t regret it!

Danielle

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I Love Saranghae

I am the first to admit that I spend a lot of money on product that goes on my face. While I spend a ton on makeup, very little of my yearly spending goes to skin care. I know, what thirty-something doesn’t have a skin care routine?! So you may have seen me post a selfie with a new face wash I have been trying out on Insta Stories. For the past couple of weeks, I have been trying out Saranghae’s five-step system. For someone who doesn’t have a beauty routine whatsoever – I literally only use facewash and keep going – this was a complete change for me.

Saranghae is a Korean 5-step skin care system that uses unique ingredients including gold! There’s seriously gold flecks in the facewash. It’s my favorite part and adds a little sparkle to my morning routine. I have currently been using the Saranghae system both in the morning and at night and am already noticing that my skin is brighter and even some dark spots are kind of fading.

I will be doing a more in-depth review in the next couple of weeks, (maybe even a video?!?!) but I wanted to share that I think I have found my new skin regimen. Check out Saranghae Skin here!

Also here’s a pic of my skin about two days into using the system. (Side note: I know I shared this pic a couple days ago, but it was actually taken two weeks ago).

 

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A little grainy, but here I am at the start of using the Saranghae 5 – step system.

Summer Fridays *are* Almost Here…Literally

Okay. Don’t ask where I’ve been, cause not even I know. Seriously. I’ve been buried under stacks of papers to grade, was unmotivated and experiencing complete teacher burnout. All my teachers out there know exactly what I mean. We’re quickly creeping up on May 1, and I know every teacher is ready to shut it down for the year. BUT, I’m here and I have a review to share with you.

I am always scrolling through Instagram (duh), and for the past month and a half or so I saw every beauty blogger I follow talking about Summer Fridays Jet Lag mask. Considering I don’t have a skincare routine, I figured I’d give it a try when the Sephora Rouge sale came around. So I picked it up about a week ago along with Fenty Beauty Body Lava in Who Needs Clothes, the Glittering Pom Pom and some other stuff. I was really excited to try the mask cause it seemed like everyone was using it and I had to as well. Maybe it would be something I would actually like, and incorporate into my routine – who knows. So, I finally tried it and to be honest, I kind of liked it, but was expecting something thicker. Let me first explain that it’s not thick like a clay mask. The mask does have more of a moisturizer consistency (Note: I didn’t read any reviews on the mask, so I had no clue what to expect). You could honestly wear it under your make up if you wanted to. It’s extremely hydrating, so if you have dry skin, I would suggest it. I tried it out before bed one night and dabbed it off like suggested with a warm, wet towel. I’ll probably use it more as a prep before putting makeup on or use it as a moisturizer. Overall, if you’re in the market for a hydrating mask, I would recommend the Jet Lag mask, but if you already have a good moisturizer you like – then you probably don’t need to rush out and buy this one.

 

summer fridays

Follow me on Instagram (@accordingtodk) cause you just never know what gems you will see of me in the next coming days… pay attention to IG Stories as well. Pssst! The Yankees are coming to town next week, and I’m going to 2 of the 4 games. I’m so ready. #allrise #bombsaway

xoxo

DK