3408 Waialae Ave # 7, Honolulu, HI 96816

by La Plage Designs - 2019

 

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"WHAT'S SHE USING TO GET THAT

BOSS BABE ON VACAY GLOW?"

There's no mystery when it comes to the skin regimen of Nicole Nicholson, Owner/Artist of Raw Sugar Nails. 

She's always open to sharing her personal skin care journey, including horror stories of using over the counter beauty products (we won't name which ones here!), and glorified over priced department store products that over did the job. 

When it comes to her limited time off, Nicole doesn't allow issues surrounding her skin and face halt her from a life-long goal of being "super chill". Nicole has taken the time to research products,  and ingredients that align with her moral and holistic practices in and out of the salon. 

Nicole shares her current Beautycounter favorites and her personal experience with them below. Don't forget to check out the reviews of all their products on their website!

COUNTER+
OVERNIGHT RESURFACING PEEL

"This resurfacing peel has legit, made my adult acne scars a problem of yesteryear. My worst scar  stuck around for 3 straight months on my chin. After 2 weeks of using the resurfacing peel, I could hardly even see it! I love that you can layer this under your full face regimen. I'm all about that set it and forget it life."

                               

COUNTERMATCH
INTENSive MOISTURE SERUM

"I've been applying the Countermatch Intense Moisture Serum before bed on the tops of my hands to prevent signs of early aging... I love that my hands STILL have a hydrated glow to them after a full nights rest."

Nicole's tip: Dot the serum across your face(try to avoid rubbing it into your hands before applying) then gently smooth it over and press the serum into the skin for maximum absorption.

COUNTERMATCH
INTENSive MOISTURE SERUM

"I've been applying the Countermatch Intense Moisture Serum before bed on the tops of my hands to prevent signs of early aging... I love that my hands STILL have a hydrated glow to them after a full nights rest."

Nicole's tip: Dot the serum across your face(try to avoid rubbing it into your hands before applying) then gently smooth it over and press the serum into the skin for maximum absorption.

COUNTER+
OVERNIGHT RESURFACING PEEL

"This resurfacing peel has legit, made my adult acne scars a problem of yesteryear. My worst scar  stuck around for 3 straight months on my chin. After 2 weeks of using the resurfacing peel, I could hardly even see it! I love that you can layer this under your full face regimen. I'm all about that set it and forget it life."

                               

Color Intense Lipstick

"Im not usually too into lipsticks because of how they dry out my lips, but this baby keeps them soft all day...I like to gently press it onto my lips to deposit the color rather than swipe. That way I can still have that natural lip look. The slight peppermint gives you a little pep and refresh when you first apply it too!"

"It's vital that I've got a travel set of my face regiment. I travel very light... as in I'm a weekender bag for a 2 week trip kind of girl. I love that I don't have to compromise my minimalist style of traveling for my skincare routine."

Nicole's travel tip: Travel light by mix and matching your clothes! 1 pair dark black pants (afternoon/night) , 1 pair blue jeans (morning/afternoon), 4 favorite tops (you'll never second guess which one you want to wear!), 1 comfy dress, 1 cashmere sweater, 1 Jean Jacket,  ziplock bag of undies for each day of the trip, sticky bra. Oh and don't forget a bikini when you want to sneak into the hotel pool after hours!

Countermatch Adaptive Body Moisturizer

"I cannot express how much I adore this lotion. After a long day of consistently being exposed to acetone and sanitizer, this lotion is my best friend. Hawaii has warm nights, so wearing an overnight mask hand mask and gloves is just not going to happen. I layer this over the Intensive Moisture Serum and it totally heals my hands overnight and keeps the moisture in until the morning, leaving me with luminous looking hands. "