My name is Christina Goltare, Social Media Influencer, Beauty Blogger and Part-Time Freelance Makeup Artist. I was born and raised in Greensboro, North Carolina, where I resided until 2004, when I relocated to the Twin Cities of Minnesota. My interests include researching, testing, reviewing and promoting beauty brands that are cruelty-free and vegan with a good cause. I am very passionate about anti-aging innovations, educating people about non-toxic health and beauty products, researching products from health and beauty brands and learning all the ways that I can make a positive impact in the Cosmetic Industry. And I also write, paint and act a little!
There is only good praise here for The Ordinary... I've been able to try MANY of their products at a fraction of the cost of what I would spend on other high-end skincare brands that contain the same, or lesser quality ingredients. The Ordinary is simple, effective, budget-friendly, and I will always have The Ordinary products in my skincare routine. If you've not yet tried The Ordinary, I honestly suggest that you do. You will not be sorry. The proof is in the pudding, and if you've read other reviews online, and on social, you will understand. Try it, and you're welcome :-)
W3LL People mineral loose powder foundation is amazeballs!!! I was first introduced to this powder foundation by a fellow blogger on Instagram, and asked her how it compares to other mineral powder foundations, and I decided to give it a try. I absolutely LOVE it, and can find it at my local Whole Foods! YaY!!!
This serum calms down irritation and redness significantly! Its even more soothing when put in the fridge before use for an added cooling effect. If you suffer from irritated skin, blemishes, etc. I highly recommend this cream as a spot treatment for affected areas! I will be using this cream as long as Klairs continues to make it!
The Atopalm Intensive Moisturizing Cream is going to save my skin during the winter! This paraben-free cream for dry and sensitive skin is a very rich formula, but not greasy. The formula absorbs easily and mimics natural skin lipids, helping replenish lost natural lipids, while simultaneously preventing over-evaporation of the skin’s natural moisture. And, it creates a 'barrier' to help shield the skin against damage and discomfort associated with environmental stress, windburn, air pollution, etc. leaving the skin feeling comfortably hydrated and protected.
Nature Republic's Aloe Vera Gel is multi-purpose, simple, pure, and easy on the budget. I definitely use this more in the summer months because it is so good for sunburned skin, but also for any mild skin irritations, and I add it to oils and creams in winter.
Oh. My. Gosh.... Missha's Time Revolution Essence is a game changer for ANY skincare routine. Whether you use Korean Beauty products or not, using this after cleansing, and before applying any serums, moisturizers or oils, etc. This helps everything penetrate deeper into the skin!
I love anything hydrating in most form and am a huge fan of Too Cool For School... the Dinoplatz hydrating must is so nice! If you're a fan of Korean Beauty products and haven't tried this yet, you should!
TonyMoly is one of the best Korean Beauty brands, which is easy to find in many places, easy on my budget and the products perform really well! The snail sheet mask is amazing, and I highly recommend you try it if you haven't yet.