Monday, November 29, 2021

First Aid Beauty Holiday 2021 Kits

First Aid Beauty Holiday 2021 Kits Review, Photos

First Aid Beauty has the nicest holiday kits each year and this year's collection features some bestsellers, limited edition and full sizes for a great value. The limited edition Ultra Repair Cream ($16; firstaidbeauty.com) comes in four holiday inspired scents. The formula being the same as the original Ultra Repair cream, the scents add a nice twist to these limited edition creams. They are quick absorbing and the scents are not too strong either. The FAB Skin Fortune ($54; firstaidbeauty.com) is another fabulous limited edition kit with some full and deluxe size best sellers. It comes with the Pure Skin Face Cleanser, Facial Radiance Pads, Ultra Repair Hydrating Serum, Firming Collagen Face Cream & the classic Ultra Repair Cream. If you haven’t tried much from FAB, this kit is a great way to try some of the brand’s best products. The Ultra Repair Collagen Cream and the Ultra Repair Cream and both my favorite products and I would highly recommend them for anyone with dry/sensitive skin. The Hydrating Serum is also fantastic and keeps my skin feeling super soft and bouncy. It has a great, gel-like texture that goes on smooth and absorbs very quickly. Overall, if you like skincare, skincare for sensitive skin or are looking for a no nonsense skincare gift, these picks by FAB are something I would definitely recommend.

First Aid Beauty Holiday 2021 Kits Review, Photos

First Aid Beauty Holiday 2021 Kits Review, Photos

First Aid Beauty Holiday 2021 Kits Review, Photos

























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Saturday, November 27, 2021

New Skincare Discoveries From Kate Somerville, Neostrata, Lancome & Fresh!

Some fabulous luxury skincare that I’ve recently discovered and love!

New Skincare Discoveries From Kate Somerville, Neostrata, Lancome & Fresh!

The Lancome Advanced Genifique Eye Cream ($68; sephora.com) has been on my skincare rotation the past couple of months. It's a rich cream that nourishes, hydrates and keeps my eye area looking less tired. I love the consistency of this one - it's creamy and rich, but also absorbs quickly and does not leave any greasy residue behind. It's also fabulous for under makeup and does not make my concealer settle into fine lines. The Vitamin C and Hyaluronic Acid help lighten dark circles and with dryness. I use this both morning and night and would definitely recommend it for anyone wanting a lightweight yet rich eye cream.

Lancome Advanced Genifique Eye Cream Review, Photos

Neostrata is a brand that is new to me and I tried a couple of their newest launches targeted at dry skin with anti-aging benefits. The Hydra Filling Cream ($52; neostrata.com) is a fantastic daytime moisturizer that is lightweight yet moisturizing. It has a mild scent that isn’t bothersome and a gel-cream texture that is quick absorbing. The Hydra Filling Eye Cream ($54; neostrata.com) is also a great eye cream for anyone with fine lines, tiredness or just dryness. I also like how these are perfect for the daytime and under makeup as well.
Neostrata Hydra Filling Cream Review, Photos

Neostrata Hydra Filling Eye Cream Review, Photos

The Fresh Rose Deep Hydration Face Cream ($42; sephora.com) is another great moisturizer that I absolutely love. It has a very pleasant rose scent that isn't overwhelming and is super moisturizing without the greasiness. It's been a staple in my skincare routine for a couple of months now.

Fresh Rose Deep Hydration Face Cream Review, Photos

Kate Somerville’s Exfolikate Intensive Exfoliating Treatment ($88; sephora.com) is one of the brand’s best selling skincare products and one of my most used exfoliators. It’s a physical and chemical exfoliator in one that I leave on for about a minute or two and wash off. I like to use this in the shower since the steam from the shower helps the product work better and leaves my skin feeling super glowy and smooth. I also love to follow this up with the Kate Somerville ExfoliKate Glow Moisturizer ($70; sephora.com) which is fantastic for adding radiance and brightening skin, while evening out the texture.

Kate Somerville ExfoliKate Glow Moisturizer Review, Photos

Kate Somerville’s Exfolikate Intensive Exfoliating Treatment Review, Photos

I have also been using the Kate Somerville DeliKate Soothing Cleanser ($40; sephora.com) as part of my cleanser rotation and as a second cleanser since it is super gentle and non-stripping. It doesn’t foam as much, but is very hydrating and perfect when used after a balm or oil cleanser.

Kate Somerville DeliKate Soothing Cleanser Review, photos

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Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Nails INC. 45 Second Speedy Gloss Nail Polish

Nails INC. 45 Second Speedy Gloss Nail Polish Review, Photos, Swatches

Nails Inc. is one of my favorite nail polish brands in terms of formula, color and ingredients. The 45 Second Speedy Gloss ($9; sallybeauty.com) polish is a recent launch and their fastest drying nail polish yet that comes in 18 new shades and two finishes. The wide, nail hugging brush is designed for flawless coverage and helps with even, smooth application. The formula truly dries in 45 seconds and is glossy looking even without a top coat on, but I follow up with the 45 second speedy Top Coat which is fantastic. The creme finishes are mostly one coaters, but two coats gives perfect opacity. The shimmers are very finely milled and add a lovely dimension to the nails. I have quite short nails that are on the narrow side and found the brush to be super easy to use and the curved shape feels very forgiving to mistakes. Overall, a fantastic, quick drying, gel-like glossy range to try and the colors and gorgeous!

Nails INC. 45 Second Speedy Gloss Nail Polish Review, Photos, Swatches

Nails INC. 45 Second Speedy Gloss Nail Polish Review, Photos, Swatches

























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