Friday, February 12, 2016

Three Fabulous Products For Dry Skin To Add To Your Winter Skincare Routine

Three products, a couple new and an old favorite that I’ve added to my skincare routine and absolutely have been loving at the moment! 

Three Skincare Loves for winter from loccitane, mad hippie, estee lauder


L’Occitane’s Shea Face Comforting Oil ($42; usa.loccitane.com) is new and perfect for dry/sensitive skin. Its a silky, lightweight oil that sinks into skin effortlessly. There’s a very light scent that dissipates quite soon and the pretty glass packaging with a pump keeps the product hygienic and easy to use. I like to use it on days I don’t use a serum or by mixing in with regular moisturizer. There's no greasy film and my skin feels super smooth the next morning. It takes care of dryness pretty quickly and locks in moisture really well.

L’Occitane’s Shea Face Comforting Oil
L’Occitane’s Shea Face Comforting Oil


Mad Hippie Exfoliating Serum ($34.99; madhippie.com) is an exfoliating serum that I like to use about 2-3 times a week. It feels very similar to the Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair and leaves my complexion glowing. It is AHA based and can leave skin a tad sensitive, so a good sunscreen the next day is recommended. The hyaluronic acid helps plump skin up a bit too. My skin leans towards the sensitive side and this one definitely has been quite gentle too! Definitely one to try out from Mad Hippie!

Mad Hippie Exfoliating Serum
Mad Hippie Exfoliating Serum


Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II ($62; sephora.com) is an old favorite that I had stopped using halfway through my pregnancy and have now added back. Its one must have serum that fetches instant results and I can see my skin looking quite dull on days I don’t. I do think it can be a tad drying on its own especially in the winter, but that apart it is definitely one of my favorites.

Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II
Three Skincare Loves for winter from loccitane, mad hippie, estee lauder
*Press Samples include L'Occitane Face Comforting Oil & Mad Hippe Exfoliating Serum.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous Foundation

Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous Foundation


Laura Mercier’s Candleglow Soft Luminous Foundation ($48; sephora.com;*Press Sample) is a new, lightweight, medium coverage foundation that has a luminous, yet satin finish. My skintone matches pretty perfectly with the shade Golden, which is described as a “Light To Medium with Warm Undertones". I like my foundations to be sheer to buildable in coverage and this one definitely falls into that category. I like both fingers and a dense buffing brush the best with this texture and the finish is really natural looking and luminous as described to be. It does work better with a good primer underneath though for longevity and since I have pretty dry skin, I like to have an even canvas. While it does need a bit of concealer to work with for dark circles and blemishes, the finish itself is beautiful - not full coverage, but not too sheer either. I did not need to powder over at all, but I just topped it off with a light dusting to keep things in place. Oilier skin types may need one, especially in the summer, if you don’t want the finish to turn too shiny. Overall, its a very natural looking foundation that looks luminous without being too dewy and the 24 color shade range pretty much covers a wide variety of skin tones. 

Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous Foundation
Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous Foundation Review, Photos, Swatches
Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous Foundation Swatches
Wearing the Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous Foundation in Golden topped off with the Armani Lumimous Silk Compact in 5.5, YSL Touche Eclat 5.5 and NARS Creamy Radiant Concealer in Ginger for blemishes and dark circles, NARS Pro Prime Light Optimizing Primer to prime my face.
























































REN Keep Young And Beautiful Instant Brightening Beauty Shot Eye Lift

REN Keep Young And Beautiful Instant Brightening Beauty Shot Eye Lift


Keep Young And Beautiful Instant Brightening Beauty Shot Eye Lift ($45; renskincare.com) is a new addition to REN’s permanent skincare range, a lightweight gel-serum that helps instantly perk up the eye area, smoothing lines, lightening dark circles and making you look well rested. Beauty Shot Eye Lift, is very light and can be used alone, over or under makeup. It comes in a small pump bottle and the texture is smooth, almost like a primer, but thinner. It also has a pearlescent quality to it that helps give a boost to the eye area. I usually like to use this alone and sometimes under makeup, just like I would with any eye cream. I also like to use it under my regular eye cream and that helps tighten the eye area before moisturizing. The texture absorbs pretty quickly and does not interfere with makeup application. I do think that it helps instantly perk up the eye area, making it look a tad brighter and less tired, especially on days when I’ve had little to no sleep and the results are better when this is used just like a serum, underneath your eye cream. It sure is an extra step, but I do see a difference on days when I skip using it. Overall, I really like it and think its a really nice addition to my skincare routine and the extra step of adding something extra to your eye cream is not too time consuming either. 

REN Keep Young And Beautiful Instant Brightening Beauty Shot Eye Lift Review, Photos
REN Keep Young And Beautiful Instant Brightening Beauty Shot Eye Lift Ingredients



*Press Sample