Reviews: Christina of @beaute.defile

 
 

Why you’ll want to follow her now if you aren’t already: On her Instagram account @beaute.defile, Christina Kassi configures enviable real-life beauty and skincare product “collages,” if you will. Each image is thoughtfully crammed with shiny, pretty bottles that you’ll want to pick up for your own shelf. If you take a closer look, these aren’t just any products—they’re the chicest ones out there. Among her vast collection you’ll see indie brands like Grown Alchemist, J.Hannah, Kosås, and Monastery Made. Christina is also a self described “weird candle lady.” Some of her favorites are Overose and Boy Smells. Her not so insignificant following is at 22.2k and continues to grow day by day.

LOCATION: houston, texas
SKIN TYPE:
oily, acne-prone
PREFERS: creams over oils
CAFFEINE OF CHOICE: hot tea
SUPPLEMENTS: adds them to smoothies

“PALERMO BODY DETOX SCRUB
This fragrant and aromatic body scrub contains tea tree oil and grapefruit extracts along with sea clay and dead sea salt exfoliating bits. It provides a soothing experience in the shower and clearly helps with lymphatic drainage if used for a quick massage. I especially enjoyed the results. Smooth and hydrated skin that feels supple and happy all-in-one.

THE NUE CO. SKIN FOOD + PREBIOTIC
Rich in Vitamin C, Lucuma and Baobab fruit, this supplement claims to deliver 122% of the daily recommended Vitamin C intake in one serving. I mix it with my smoothie every morning and I love that it's a good base of prebiotics. I swear by probiotics and I do believe a good combo of pre and probiotics can really help the skin feel and look healthy! Everything starts in the gut, so keep it happy. 

ORIBE LIPSTICK - ROSEWOOD
Oribe has been a brand that has always wowed. They launched a color line not too long ago and their lipsticks especially look like works of art. This one in Rosewood is the perfect nude rose with brown undertones on my olive skin tone. The formula is extremely comfortable, the finish is a solid satin, and its lasting power is impressive!

ORIBE NAIL POLISH - LAVENDER SMOKE
Again, the packaging speaks for itself, but besides that and the brilliant hue what impressed me was the brush applicator! It's tapered and the perfect size. It deposits the appropriate amount of color and it's so easy to use. The color is the most beautiful muted lavender lilac with a grey undertone that's truly flattering and sophisticated. No matter the season, anyone can pull this off and feel put together.”

—As told to The Stell

photography by Christina Kassi

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