Happy Friday my dolls!
I’ve been focusing a lot on skincare during lockdown and I thought I could show you some of my favorite things recently. It feels like it’s been a while since I’ve done a Friday Favorites so hopefully I’m not repeating anything from my last one.
Let’s jump right in and start with makeup because that’s what I have the least of.
Starting with the Bella Pierre Banana Setting Powder. I’ve been using it to set my concealer under my eyes and it doesn’t crease nor does it make my under eyes look cakey. For eyes, the Ace Beaute Glimmer Shadow in Cotton Candy which I received in my August ’19 Boxycharm. I love putting this all over the lid and blending out to the crease for a pop of color. I love the soft, bouncy texture of this shadow which resembles CP’s super shock shadows.
One of my favorite highlighters is theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer. It looks so great against my skin tone and instead of gold, it leans more champagne. It looks natural on me which is why I love it and it is highly pigmented but can be buildable.
As for lips, I’ve been loving lip glosses, especially the Sailor Moon x Colourpop Cosmetics Ultra Glossy Lip in Moon Tiara and the Dominique Cosmetics Lemonade Lipgloss in Peach Tea. They’re so lightweight and I love how they look on me, they have become my go-to glosses.
And you guys have seen this Beautycounter Velvet eyeshadow palette and their sheer lipstick in action in my latest lookbook. I got both of these from Influenster in a voxbox recently. Really liked both of these products so I cannot wait to review them both for you.
The Thayers Lavender Facial Toner was a repurchase after I finished the rose one and I love both of them! I would love to get it again but I purchased other toners to keep experimenting with others to really find my holy grail. So far this one is high on my list.
To remove makeup, the Bliss Makeup Melt has come in handy during days when I’m too tired to bother with my whole skincare routine. It removes my makeup quickly and it also doubles as a cleanser! Didn’t think it would work that well for me but I actually really like it. Feels so gentle.
I talked about these Invisibobble hair rings over on my Instagram earlier this week, and I really love them and I’m glad I made the switch. They don’t give me headaches, my hair doesn’t get tangled and best of all they’re comfortable.
This Botanics 3-in-1 Micellar Water is technically already emptied but I needed to mention it here because I’m bummed that I finished it. It removed my makeup so well and came in handy on those days I simply didn’t have time or energy to do my full skincare routine.
This e.l.f. Lip Exfoliator smells amazing and is not as abrasive as lip scrubs. I love that it’s in this shape because it’s not as messy and no need to use my fingers.
Lastly, the First Aid Beauty Face Cleanser which was recommended by Hunida. I love how gentle it feels and my face feels clean right after. A bonus is that it doesn’t feel drying.
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I got two of the next products through Boxycharm. The Skin & Co Truffle Therapy Radiant Dew Mist and the Wander Beauty Glow Ahead Illuminating Face Oil. The face oil is great for prepping my skin for the day and it also wears well underneath my makeup. It gives me a nice natural glow. I also like to spray my face with the truffle therapy mist before primer and over my makeup. It feels so refreshing but it’s still too early to know if it actually does anything.
Two of my favorite products to use in my nighttime skincare routine are the Oh K! Chok Chok Illuminating Serum and the Biossance Squalane & Marine Algae Eye Cream. The serum definitely has illuminated and brightened my skin and it just feels so nice.
The eye cream has visibly reduced my dark circles since I started using it. I try to use it twice a day, and whenever I prep my eyes for makeup. I’ve been dealing with dry eye lids this winter and this cream has helped a lot. I know some people have sensitive skin so I don’t recommend using eye creams on eyelids to everyone.
Lastly, two products I just started using this month and quickly became favorites: the Physician’s Formula Skin Booster Vitamin Shot and the Dr. Bronner’s Naked Organic Lip Balm. I love having this vitamin C skin booster as an extra product to add to my skincare regime as well as the lip balm which I use religiously. It helps repair my dry cracked lips!
And that’s all I want to share right now. I would have added more but I don’t want to make this post too long so perhaps I’ll save those for later. I’d love to know if there are any products you see here that you’ve seen, heard of, or used. 🙂
Have an amazing weekend dolls! We have a few things lined up this weekend to break up our boring routine at home, so hopefully I can document some of it. 🙂
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