Thursday, March 23, 2017

Six Fabulous Skincare Finds I'm Loving This Spring

Rounding up a few fresh skincare finds that I've been loving since the start of the season! 

Six Fabulous Skincare Finds I'm Loving This Spring


Nyakio Line Smoothing Lip & Eye Cream ($39; ulta.com) and African Black Soap Purifying Mud Mask ($35; ulta.com) - Both fabulous and my very first trial at Nyakio's skincare. The African Black Soap Purifying Mud Mask is an exfoliating and detoxifying mask/scrub that helps get your complexion squeaky clean without stripping. My skin looked a lot more smoother, brighter and felt super soft. The Line Smoothing Lip & Eye Cream is one I love around the lips more than under the eyes. It helps my concealer from getting onto fine lines and keeps the area around my lips comfortable during this transitional weather.

Nyakio Line Smoothing Lip & Eye Cream and African Black Soap Purifying Mud Mask
Nyakio Line Smoothing Lip & Eye Cream and African Black Soap Purifying Mud Mask
Nyakio Line Smoothing Lip & Eye Cream and African Black Soap Purifying Mud Mask
Nyakio Line Smoothing Lip & Eye Cream and African Black Soap Purifying Mud Mask


Korres Pomegranate Moisturizing Balancing Cream ($34; sephora.com) - Korres has been off my radar for a few months now, until I recently tried this Pomegranate Moisturizing balancing Cream. Its quite lovely and light in texture and has a nice gel-cream feel that sinks in super quickly. Although I have pretty dry skin, I find this to be moisturizing for daytime when the weather isn’t too dry and cold.The scent is mild and it sits comfortable under makeup too.

Korres Pomegranate Moisturizing Balancing Cream
Korres Pomegranate Moisturizing Balancing Cream


Vichy Aqualia Thermal Night Spa ($28; vichyusa.com) is on my nighttime skincare rotation currently and I like to use it about 2-3 times in a week. Its a nice texture - very lightweight, layers well over serums and oils and leaves skin feeling balanced by morning. I do wish the scent was a tad mild, but that apart, its a nice sleeping mask/night time moisturizer for most skin types.

Vichy Aqualia Thermal Night Spa


Youth To The PeopleAge Prevention Superfood Eye Cream ($35; sephora.com) - I’ve had great luck with Youth To The People and their fabulously made skincare. The Age Prevention Super Food Eye Cream is their newest launch and fantastic as an under eye cream, especially for my sensitive, milia-prone under eye area. I love how whipped and soft the consistency is and how very light it feels on the under eye area. Definitely feels moisturizing and leaves my under eyes feeling a tad more energized after a few uses. Also layers well under the thickest of concealers.

Youth To The PeopleAge Prevention Superfood Eye Cream
Youth To The PeopleAge Prevention Superfood Eye Cream Ingredients
Youth To The PeopleAge Prevention Superfood Eye Cream Review, Photos


Kypris Beauty Elixir I - 1000 Roses ($90; kyprisbeauty.com) - Kypris is another luxury skincare brand that I love. Their Beauty Elixir I is a luxuriously formulated face oil that I like as part of my night time routine. It has a relaxing rose scent and the texture is super comforting for my dry skin. I only need a few drops for my face and neck and this one sinks in quickly as well. Absolutely love the packaging and highly recommend if you are looking for a nourishing, brightening facial oil to add to your skincare routine. 

Kypris Beauty Elixir I - 1000 Roses
Kypris Beauty Elixir I - 1000 Roses
Kypris Beauty Elixir I - 1000 Roses



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Monday, March 20, 2017

L'Occitane Almond and Verbena Collection

Currently loving from L’Occitane are these cute little mini kits of Verbena and Almond Collection ($25 each; usa.loccitane.com) with a nice selection of products from two of my favorite lines in travel friendly sizes!

L'Occitane Almond and Verbena Collection


The Almond Collection comes with mini sizes of the Amande Shower Oil, Almond Delicious Soap and Almond Concentrate. These are some of my very favorite products from L’Occitane and fabulous for a luxurious shower experience. Also in the kit are a few samples of the Divine Cream and Youth Oil, another great skincare line for dry aging skin. The Verbena Collection is another great kit with mini sizes from the zesty Verbena line - Shower Gel, Body Milk and Bonne Mere Verbena Soap. The Verbena line is one I love in the summer and is great for both men and women. Its a crisp, fresh scent and one of my favorite citrus fragrances. The Shower Gel especially is absolutely refreshing. The Kit also comes with samples of the Shea Comforting Face Oil and Cream. If you are curious about these ranges and want to try a few products without splurging, these kits are fabulous to try! They also make for cute little gifts for anyone who loves their bath and body care!

L'Occitane Almond and Verbena Collection
L'Occitane Almond and Verbena Collection
L'Occitane Almond and Verbena Collection
L'Occitane Almond and Verbena Collection
L'Occitane Almond and Verbena Collection
L'Occitane Almond and Verbena Collection
L'Occitane Almond and Verbena Collection

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Friday, March 10, 2017

SHOW Beauty Sublime Repair Shampoo, Conditioner and Repair Treatment Mask

SHOW Beauty Sublime Repair Shampoo, Conditioner and Repair Treatment Mask


Show Beauty is a one of my favorite luxury haircare lines. The Sublime Repair Shampoo, Conditioner ($45 each; sephora.com) and Repair Treatment Mask ($55; sephora.com) are targeted at thicker hair types and helps nourish, cleanse and deeply moisturize. The packaging, like everything else from SHOW Beauty is quite weighty and stunning. The Sublime Repair Shampoo is a rich shampoo that is very moisturizing. I would recommend a clarifying shampoo in between washes with this one. Its great for drier hair types that lean towards the thicker side since it also is great at controlling frizz and keeping hair manageable. The Sublime Repair Conditioner is great to follow up post shampoo, but the shampoo by itself is quite moisturizing. The Sublime Repair Hair Treatment Mask is very similar to the Pure Moisture Mask, except more thicker and moisturizing. I wouldn’t pair the mask with the Shampoo or Conditioner and would rather use it post a clarifying shampoo since it adds back moisture when hair feels stripped. I usually skip a styling product since this leaves my hair feeling very soft and manageable. Overall, if you are looking for a nourishing shampoo/conditioner/mask routine for your hair and don’t have a very oily scalp, this is a fantastic one to try!

SHOW Beauty Sublime Repair Shampoo, Conditioner and Repair Treatment Mask
SHOW Beauty Sublime Repair Shampoo, Conditioner and Repair Treatment Mask



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