If you’re anything like me, you try products, use it for awhile, then move on to something else. It’s not the product is bad you just want to check something else out. Sometimes those abandoned products end up languishing under your sink and others times you end up revisiting them and wonder how you lived without it. I’m in the latter category with St.Ives Even & Bright Pink Lemon and Mandarin Orange Scrub.
If you love makeup you’ve experienced the hope of something working for you only to find out it’s nothing like you thought. If you’re a makeup novice you may grapple with the anxiety of picking something that isn’t going to work for you. No matter the camp you fall in, as a consumer, you have to take a chance, hope for the best, and worst case scenario return it if it doesn’t work. Well L’Oreal is attempting to take some of that guesswork out with their new makeup testing app Makeup Genius.
The Simple Ultra-Light Gel Moisturizer is my favorite moisturizer of the moment. I began using it as a replacement for a greasy night cream I disliked. It worked well because I felt moisturized but didn’t look like I slathered my face in goop and since it didn’t have SPF there was no reason to use it during the day. However, when I realized my SPF moisturizer wasn’t really doing much moisturizing I started to use the gel moisturizer underneath. So far it’s great for me and my oily skin whether I’m wearing my makeup or not.
FULL DISCLOSURE: I was provided this product by InstaNatural through Brandbacker. All opinions are my own.
I’ve been using InstaNatural’s Age-Defying Retinol Serum and the product is legit. If you’re looking to add a serum to your skincare routine this could be something worth trying out. The retinol, hyaluronic acid, and Vitamin C pack a skin brightening and anti-aging punch. There are other serums out there with similar ingredients, but this is half the price.
I am an unabashed NARSissist. It is my holy grail brand. If I had the chance to meet François Nars I’d probably pass out. However, that opportunity probably won’t present itself anytime soon so I have to be satisfied with cool products. This is Cruella and Train Bleu Velvet Matte Lip Pencils.
I’ve been using the Bioré Deep Pore Charcoal Cleanser($6.50) for the last few months and it’s kind of thrown me for a loop. I say that because it feels like my skin has improved since I’ve been using it. Now this isn’t a drastic improvement because I wasn’t battling serious acne to begin with. I had the occasional breakout that seemed to show up around my cycle, but nothing to lose my mind over. However, it seems like even that is under control. Continue reading Keeping My Skin Under Control With Bioré→