January is normally a very long cold and miserable month here in New England, but we’ve lucked out this year with fairly temperament weather that hasn’t dipped below 30 degrees Fahrenheit much! I’m sure this stroke of luck thanks to Global Warming (tear) will not last long. Today, I’m rounding up some of my monthly beauty favorites that I’ve been using a lot lately.
Kevin Murphy Antigravity Spray – My hair has thinned out a lot in the past year, so I’ve been spritzing this volumizing spray in my hair before blowdrying it or even if I’m going to let my hair air dry. The directions online say to apply it to dry hair, but I’ve been using it as a spray to wet hair. My hairdresser recommended this product to me and used it on my wet hair before blowdrying too, so I think it’s okay to go against the rules. I definitely notice a difference when I use it and appreciate that it doesn’t make your hair feel like there’s extra product in it or weigh it down.
MAC Kinda Sexy Lipstick – This is such a nice everyday shade that can be worn from day to night. I love how it provides a subtle amount of color to my lips that I can easily take from the office to date night. I’ve been carrying this color around with me in my purse lately and loving it.
Topshop Glow Highlighter in Polished – I’ve been loving this shimmering white highlighter on my face this winter. The wear lasts all day and it’s a perfect color for my skin during extra pale season. I apply it along the strobing parts of my face and just think it provides a nice beautiful glow.
Rimmel Scandal Eyes in Nude – This is a nice drugstore beauty find that I use to line my bottom waterline. It subtly makes my eyes appear brighter, more awake, and helps reduce the appearance of eye redness. I hear this is a good technique for older women to use to help the eyes look more fresh.
Smith’s Rosebud Salve in Strawberry – This is handy to use for on the go in the winter. I don’t like to carry the tub along with me in my purse, so the tube is great for travel. It helps keep your lips moisturized and soft for on the go.
Aesop Resurrection Aromatique Hand Balm – Okay this is definitely the Holy Grail of hand creams. Yes, it’s flipping expensive for hand cream but so worth it in my opinion. I reserve this for special use because of the cost, so I apply it every single night before bedtime. It’s important to massage it into your hands, nails, and cuticles thoroughly to really reap the rewards of this hand cream. Your hands will be soft when you wake and it really helps build strong fingernails which is something I use to struggle with until I started using this product. I’m in love and the smell is heavenly too. This is definitely a bedside beauty staple must.
What are some of your current beauty favorites?
Savor Beauty is an organic skincare company that I discovered when they formerly went by the name of Om Aroma Company. I fell in love with their makeup remover that I blogged about here and slowly started trying out more of their products.
The Pearl Cleansing Cream has tiny exfoliating beads in it and is great for my sensitive skin. I use this at night time after cleansing my face with an oil or gel cleanser. It cleans the face without making the skin feel tight or stripped of its nutrients. After cleansing, I lightly towel dry my face and use a few spritz of their Lavender Toner on my face. This toner helps keep the pores clean and decongested. It feels calming and refreshing upon spraying. Next up is whatever serum I feel like using. I strongly recommend purchasing their Mini Beauty Serum Trio so you can try all three and find which one you like most. I tend to use the Raspberry Serum during the day for extra sun protection and rotate nights of using the Carrot and Pumpkin ones. I found these all blend quite well into my foundation. I simply mix a drop in with my foundation before applying to my face for a little extra glow. After serum, I apply the Truffle Face Cream to lock in moisture. I have extremely dry skin and this moisturizer has worked really well for me. I typically use it at night time. Since Savor Beauty was having a sale when I did my little online haul, I bought their Sweet Baby Oil too. I like to slather this stuff on after I get out of the shower. I either apply it directly to my skin and follow with a layer of regular body moisturizer or mix in a few drops with my body moisturizer and then apply. It has such a nice soothing smell and I just love it. My bottle is about to run out, so I may need to repurchase soon. Have any of you tried Savor Beauty yet? What are some of your favorite Organic Skincare brands?
Happy 2017! With the new year, I want to start a new series on my blog sharing different makeup looks and product combinations that I’m currently loving. I’m excited to share my first one with you today. 🙂
I’ve been using Nature Bisse Sheer Eye underneath my eyes to moisturize and lightly conceal dark circles everyday. You can read more about my thoughts on this product here. To hide redness or old acnes scars, I apply Makeup Forever Concealer in Pink Porcelain 1 and then for any zits I use Murad Acne Concealer Stick in Light. I love this Murad concealer because it blends into makeup easily and helps kill the zit. Next up is the Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation in Rose Ivory which helps even out my skin tone and my facial redness. I set this with the Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder in Translucent and then apply the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Mood Exposure as a subtle and warming blush.
I fill in my brows with Anastasia Beverly Hills DipBrow Pomade in Taupe and this #12 Brush.
For my eyes, I started with MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Painterly as a base, and then applied Too Faced Eyeshadow in Honey Pot all over my lid to the crease with a little swipe of Heaven below the brow. Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner in Intense Black is very easy to apply to my upper lash line and then MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Groundwork is blended along my bottom Lash Line. I scored this Dior Diorshow Mascara as a free sample from Sephora, and added a little glow with Top Shop Glow Highlighter in Polished along the inner corner of my eyes and the strobing parts of the face.
I finished the look off with MAC Be Silly Lipstick which feels very velvety going on and is an instant mood brightener in the Winter!
I realize I’m super awkward in these photos. Just trying to showcase the makeup!