My Favorite Bali Body Products.

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If you are into beauty and have an Instagram (who doesn’t?) then you’ve most likely heard of and seen Bali Body.  Bali Body is a Vegan and Cruelty-Free Australian brand that focuses on products that help your skin glow. They offer a wide range of products including tanning oils, spf, and their top selling BB Cream. I wanted to give you a rundown of my personal favorite Bali Body products in case you are curious about which product(s) you should try from the popular brand. Now I think it is very important for me to disclose that I do not advocate or participate in intentional tanning in the sun or in a tanning bed of any kind. But, we are all exposed to sun daily and these products do not require actual tanning to give you results. However, if you do want to help aid a natural tan then these will definitely be great options for you as well!

Pineapple Tanning Oi SPF 6 ($22.95) “A pineapple sun-tanning oil with SPF6. This natural, fruity & summer inspired tanning oil will give you a deep tan while hydrating and nourishing your skin. Enriched with pineapple extract & coconut oil to give your skin a deep sun-kissed glow while naturally repairing uneven skin tone and firming the skin. Say hello to the perfect sun-tanning tool. This tanning oil is a world first.” BaliBody.com

Why I like it: So as someone with dry skin I adore oils. My skin literally drinks this up. I love applying this to my skin if I am going to be outside to walk my dog or water plants, etc. I think that the low SPF coverage is nice for short times in the sun. If you are at the beach I would recommend you apply this along with something with a higher SPF coverage. I love that there is an SPF in this oil because a lot of clean beauty brands leave SPF out of oil based products.

BB Cream SPF15 ($29.95) “A multitasking beauty cream that combines hydrating skincare benefits to protect, correct and perfect the skin. Treat your skin in one easy step with this light-weight ultra-hydrating BB cream that provides perfect natural coverage instantly, while giving a healthy dewy glow.” BaliBody.com

Why I like it: This product is just so fuss-free. Honestly, on days when I am in a hurry to be somewhere I love to apply this as the last step of my routine. It has hyaluronic acid, marine collagen, and green tea extract ; so it is super hydrating. I love the creamy texture and how it just looks like healthy skin. You can build the coverage by applying additional layers.

Bronzing Lotion ($25.95) This antioxidant-rich moisturizer will provide a hint of tint while smoothing the skin with Vitamin E and natural oils. Enriched with organic caramel extract to provide an instant bronzed glow.” BaliBody.com

Why I like it: This product is definitely one of my favorites. It gives such a gorgeous little glow to the skin while providing nourishment from almond and coconut oil. I am naturally very fair and have dry skin so I live for a product that can provide me a little glow AND hydrate my skin at the same time.

Luxe Moisturizing Lotion ($24.95) “A moisture intense natural body lotion. This antioxidant-rich lotion will smooth, soften and repair. Enriched with natures powerful active ingredients including Vitamin E, to provide deep hydration to all skin types.” BaliBody.com

Why I like it: Now this product is stellar. I apply this directly after towel drying my skin. It is so moisturizing to the skin. I love that it contains aloe, shea, argan, jojoba, and camellia tea oil. I really love how this just sinks right into the skin. My skin is always left looking and feeling so healthy after using this. I can see why this would be great for tanning because it would just nourish the skin after being in the sun.

Coconut Lip Balm SPF15 ($19.95) “A Coconut Lip Balm with SPF15 to hydrate and plump the lips while providing long lasting protection.

This natural lip balm is packed with nourishing oils to smooth & repair dry & cracked lips day or night.” BaliBody.com

Why I like it: So this was the first Bali Body product I fell in love with. I love how nourishing it is without being greasy. I adore lip products with SPF because I think people forget to protect their lips when they are covering everything else with SPF. If you are someone who goes to the beach or you are outside often then you should be protecting your lips with a sunscreen. This one is gorgeous, it is thick but not super heavy or greasy at all.

So those are my top picks from Bali Body. I hope that it has helped you decide which product(s) to go for if you are in the market for some products to take with you on vacation or if you are just looking for some nourishment for your skin. It doesn’t hurt that the packing is totally Instagrammable either!

Be sure to follow Bali Body on Instagram! 

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Chanel L’Eau Tan Refreshing Self-Tanning Body Mist.

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There are few brands out there that hold such an iconic status such as Chanel. With that status ultimately comes standards and expectations. When I heard Chanel was launching L’eau Tan as part of the Summer 2018 Collection I knew I had to have it. It is a limited edition product and that made it even more enticing to me….I am a sucker for marketing, clearly. Very interestingly enough this was inspired by Mademoiselle’s L’Huile Tan released in 1932. I have been trying it out for a few weeks now and wanted to give my impressions on it because I have been getting asked about it so often.

Just a little background on my skin before we start; I have naturally fair skin, light freckles, and I do burn easily in the sun. I think that is important to keep in mind before reading my thoughts on the product.

L’Eau Tan Refreshing Self-Tanning Body Mist by Chanel (2.5 oz $60) “This refreshing body mist created by Lucia Pica delivers freshness and hydration with a warm, cologne-inspired scent and progressively enhances skin’s natural golden glow. Classic self-tanning technology provides a soft, gradual tan. Inspired by Mademoiselle’s L’Huile Tan released in 1932, this mist is presented in a modern interpretation of the iconic bottle.” 

How to Apply: On the body, spray mist where you would like to enhance your natural tan.

My Thoughts: I think that the packaging is stunning (Hello, it IS Chanel) and I think the product has a nice scent to it. As far as color payoff goes, I am not sold on it as a self-tanner; I think it works great as a tan enhancer though. I have been using it on my arms to extend my self tan. In my opinion it is pricey for what it is, but I think it is worth it if you are a Chanel fan. The product is a limited edition to the SUMMER ’18 Collection and that in itself was enough to sell me on it. Apparently, it is meant to progressively enhance the skin’s natural golden glow and claims to slightly darken your skin one to two shades. I was under the impression it was a true self-tanner initially but once I realized it’s meant to be more of a tan enhancer that refreshes and hydrates the skin– I was more understanding of the product. But I do still think that it is more of a novelty item in my personal opinion. I do love the scent and think it feels nice on the skin and will continue to use it to extend my self tan. I appreciate that I don’t get a self-tanning scent from this and that it does not transfer onto clothing or bedding. I do make sure to wash my hands after applying to avoid staining.

Scent: Blends of citrus, orange blossom, lily, with an underlying soft amber base of white musks. 

Overall I would say splurge on this if you are a true Chanel fan who wants a slight gradual glow. If you like the scent of citrus and musk you’d adore this scent. Otherwise I think there are definitely better options out there to help with a glow on the body.

 

A Closer Look Into My A.M. Skincare Routine 6/25/18.

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One of the questions I get asked most often on IG is for me to post an in-depth look at my routines. I am not a blogger who posts videos or often posts my routines. I do try to periodically post routines in my IG stories; though I admit I am terrible at committing to that.

So, I wanted to take time to post an in-depth look at one of my routines (from 6/25/18 -A.M. Routine). My hope is that I can post these via my blog periodically so that there is something for people to not only reference; but to give everyone a look at what I am using and loving. I am obsessed with this current morning routine so I felt this was a great a start to these posts.

Brands included: Avene, Jordan Samuel Skin, LIXIRSKIN, DR. Barbara Sturm, Saturday Skin, Josie Maran Cosmetics, TULA, and Fresh.

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STEP 1. 

Apply about a dime-size amount of Vitamin C Paste by LIXIRSKIN to the entire face (avoiding eye area). I like to massage this product into my skin for a few minutes. It contains 10% L Ascorbic Acid and I am obsessed with using this in the morning. It just seems to really brighten and wake up my skin. I will spray a little bit of Avene Eau Thermale Spring Water on top of this after a few minutes and massage a bit more then remove with a warm flannel.

STEP 2.

Next I take Hydrate The Mist by Jordan Samuel Skin and apply 3-4 sprays to the entire face and gentle pat it into the skin with my fingertips. I don’t pat it completely into the skin– I like to leave it a bit damp because of my next step. Hydrate The Mist leaves the skin so supple, soothed, and dewy.

STEP 3.

I take a full dropper of Hydrate Facial Serum by Jordan Samuel Skin and mixed it between my hands and gently press it into my skin right on top of Hydrate The Mist. I feel like adding the serum on top of the mist really just helps its soak into the skin and help my skin feel completely hydrated. There is a reason this product has such a cult following– it works. It is actually quite brilliant. It contains hyaluronic acid, vitamin c, cucumber, and a few other gorgeous ingredients. This is something I would totally recommend for all skin types. It is not heavy and sinks right into the skin.

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STEP 4.

I have absolutely been obsessed with every single product from DR. Barbara Sturm; especially the Calming Serum. I like to take about a dropper full to my fingertips and apply it to the points of my face (as you would a foundation) and then gently press my fingertips into my skin until the serum is completely absorbed and spread out. This serum is so soothing and nourishing to my dry skin. It contains ingredients that are meant to calm and reduce redness to the skin. I feel like it does a great job at this and keeping my skin calm throughout the day.

STEP 5. 

Next up I take a tiny amount of Wide Awake Brightening Eye Cream by Saturday Skin between my index fingers. I rub it between the two fingers then gently tap under the eye and outwards towards my temples. This eye cream initially is almost like a balm-like texture. Once you apply it to the skin it feels almost like a water cream. What I enjoy about this is it really just seems to hydrate and brighten that area up instantly. It contains a patented peptide complex, fruit extracts, hyaluronic acid, and an avocado protein extract.

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STEP 6. 

As for the next step I like to take two pumps of Aqua Infusion Oil-Free Gel Cream by TULA and apply to the entire face. This cream is insane. I feel like this would work for all skin types because 1. its oil free 2. its a gel 3. its a cream….. It literally is just like a perfect dose of hydration. Some nights I actually use this on its own if I am too tired for an extra af routine. If you are acne prone; give this a try to keep your skin quenched, especially if you’re using acne treatments.

STEP 7.

Next up is my favorite SPF; Argan Daily Moisturizer Tinted SPF 47 Protect+Perfect by Josie Maran. This SPF is perfect if you have issues with 1. dryness and 2. redness. I literally find this to be perfect for my skin. I take 3-4 pumps and apply it to the points of my face and then just blend out with my hands. I like to apply an extra pump to the palm of my hands and just gently press into my face to make sure its evenly applied. I really pay attention to the hairline, jawline, and neck since it is tinted. It leaves the skin so dewy and glowy. If you are oily; this might not work for you though because it has such a glossy look to it.

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STEP 8.

I never forget my lips when it comes to my routines. I am absolutely obsessed with Sugar Lip Treatment Sunscreen SPF 15 (Nude) by Fresh. I love these lip treatments because 1. they are sheer 2. they have SPF 3. they are nourishing. I love the subtle color they give while allowing your lips to be protected with the SPF. I just apply as I would a lip balm and that completes my routine. Fresh offers a ton of shades (and untinted) so everyone can find something they like.

My routines change periodically but; I have been pretty much sticking to this routine for about a week now. I will post an updated routine once I find one I am enjoying and sticking to. I will also try to post a PM routine that I am loving as well. Please remember that everyone’s skin is different and we will not all get along with all the same products. This routine is meant to show you a guide of what I am doing for my skin that is currently working. I hope that everyone can take something beneficial from this and apply it towards your own routines.

May 2018 Favorites.

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It seems like the month of May flew by so quickly. I have really been loving quite a few products this month, but I wanted to really narrow my list down and focus on the things that I’ve been truly blow away by. One of my favorites is actually super new to me but it has made such a great first impression that I had to include it!

D-Bronzi Anti-Pollution Sunshine Serum by Drunk Elephant (launching soon) So this is essentially a tinted serum. It has the qualities of a serum but also a touch of sunkissed glow! I mix this in with my SPF and it just gives the face such a warmth and glow. Its very nourishing to the skin, not greasy, and not sparkly.

Whipped Argan Oil Body Butter (Hippie Beach) by Josie Maran (8 oz $35) So I’ve been using Josie Maran body butter since it first came out. It is unmatched in taking care of dry skin. I have used many body moisturizers over the years and I always come back to this one. It is insanely nourishing, non-greasy, and comes in so many gorgeous scents. Nothing will ever compare to this tub of magic. Ever.

Cannabis Rose EDP by Fresh (3.4 oz $90)

 “Top Notes: Bulgarian rose, pomegranate flower, bergamot
Middle Notes: cannabis accord, sheer jasmine, dark chocolate
Bottom Notes: white musk, patchouli, oolong tea”

I have been so insanely obsessed with this fragrance from Fresh. It is so stunning. It is very deep and spicy but with touches of floral. I love how complex it is. I spray it and literally close my eyes and smile because it is just so unique and gorgeous. It does last for a few hours on me and it layers well with other scents.

Creme Ancienne Ultimate Nourishing Honey Mask by Fresh (3.3 oz $150) This mask is literally luxury in a jar. I mean I am obsessed with honey in my beauty products so I kind of predicted I would love this mask. It is thick and smells incredible. The first ingredient is honey, not a filler ingredient. The skin is left so supple, soft, and nourished afterwards. If you want to splurge and treat yourself– this is a great option (Especially if you have dry skin like I do).

Black Tea Age-Delay Eye Concentrate by Fresh (.50 oz $68) I am someone who believes firmly in using eye products. This eye cream is thick and nourishing to the delicate under eye area. It feels very cooling to the skin when used. I also appreciate that it contains such gorgeous ingredients such as black tea, blackberry leaf extract, and lychee seed extract. This product has been getting a lot of attention from me lately!

Holi(Stick) No. 3 Deodorant by Agent Nateur (1.1 oz $22) So I am very picky with deodorant. I get irritated skin from so many deodorants. Sometimes clean deodorants can irritate skin and flat out not work. This one has been keeping me fresh in this 100+ degree Texas weather. The scent is honey, lavender, and eucalyptus.

Coconut Deodorant by Kopari (2 oz $14) This deodorant has quickly become my favorite. It is very gentle but effective. The scent is fresh coconut milk and it is free of aluminium, baking soda, parabens, silicone, and phthalates. It keeps my under arms fresh and dry which is a blessing in the summer here in Texas.

Coconut Cleansing Oil by Kopari *travel size pictured* (5.1 oz $32) I am a big oil cleanser. I pretty much use an oil cleanser as the first step of every night routine I do. This one has become one that I reach for often. It contains green tea oil, rice oil, and lavender flower extracts. Very silky oil formulation that I love.

Aqua Infusion Oil-Free Gel Cream by TULA (1.7 oz $48) As someone with dry skin, I am always reaching for something to quench my skins thirst. But, in the summertime here in Texas its tough to find something that will provide by skin with the hydration it needs while not getting super greasy from heavy moisturizers. This product has a hydra plant complex, fermented rice water, and prickly pear extract. It is so soothing and I look forward to using it nightly!

Coconut Oil Cleansing Pads by solved (coming soon) I have been using these pads for a few weeks now and am totally hooked. I love how nourishing they are and how easy they are to use. I use them as my first step at night and follow with a second cleanse. I love using them in the morning and leaving it on for a few minutes before rinsing to prep my skin for the rest of my routine. The pads are gentle but give just enough exfoliation.

 

My Favorite Hair Care Products.

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Up until the last year I have never really taken extra care of my hair. I would try to treat it right but compared to my face and body it was actually kind of neglected. As I am approaching thirty in September I made a very conscious effort to take much better care of my hair. Since using more quality products and being more selective with what I am using, I have noticed a major improvement in the overall condition and health of my hair.

I want to just quickly go over my absolute favorite hair care items that I use. I use and test many different products but these are the ones that I feel make the biggest impact and improvement in my hair. I do want to make sure to point out that there are some pretty high-end items here but I have used many great affordable hair care items over the years and you just have to work with your own budget. I would say that a good leave-in treatment or hair mask is where to spend the money if you are on a budget.

Feel Clean Shampoo by Vaso (8 oz $22) I have been reaching for this shampoo frequently since I received it. It has crushed seaweed granules, sea kelp, algae extracts, and 10 amino acids. The only way I can describe this shampoo is…. amazing. Your hair feels SO clean but not stripped or dried at all. It feels nourished and revived.

Feel Smooth Conditioner by Vaso (8 oz $33) I am typically not a big conditioner user. I feel like most conditioners just add unnecessary weight to my hair and makes my hair get oily faster. However, this conditioner is AMAZING. It contains lavender and orange oils in it, so it smells amazing and leaves the hair super shiny but not heavy.

Anti-Age Capillaire Shampoo by Myriam K Paris (See link) I adore this shampoo and alternate it between the Vaso one for the most part. It is an anti-aging shampoo ideal for thin and dehydrated hair. It contains keratin and hyaluronic acid (first time I have ever used a shampoo that contained hyaluronic acid). It has a bright pink color to it and smells like bubblegum to me. It leaves the hair so shiny and soft.

Honey Infused Hair Oil by Gisou (3.4 oz $84) I think everyone is tired of me raving about Gisou by now but, sorry not sorry. Gisou has completely transformed my hair and I am obsessed. I use the Honey Infused Oil after shampooing on damp hair. It contains Honey, Almond oil, coconut oil to name a few. This product never leaves my hair oily at all. It is like a thick honey-like serum. I have also used it on dry hair to tame and overnight as a mask.

Honey Infused Hair Mask by Gisou (6.8 oz $60) This mask is something I really never want to be without. I love to use this in the shower for 5 or so minutes after shampooing and conditioning. I  recently got my hair highlighted and so I mixed it with the Honey Infused Hair Oil and left on for 20 minutes for a deep condition. The scent of this is amazing. I hope Gisou makes candles and body care in this scent next!

Propolis Infused Texturizing Wave Spray (5.1 oz $38) I love to use this spray after shampooing and applying the hair oil. It leaves the hair so soft but gives it a bit of texture and body. I love the scent of this product; just like all of the Gisou products! I have also used this after dry shampooing on days I am not washing my hair to give it a little extra shine and body.

Texture Comb by Gisou ($65) Ok, so yes this comb is pricey but it is so stunning. Not only is this comb hand-carved in Switzerland from cellulose acetate, but it is great on dry or wet hair. It really is the perfect comb aesthetically, but it does a great job at styling, untangling, and combing. Also, the handmade velvet bag is so gorgeous.

 Palm Springs Pre-Shampoo Treatment Mask by R+CO (5 oz $29) This product is kind of incredible and unique. Basically you apply this foam mask to dry hair 10 minutes before you shampoo. It is great for dry and damaged hair. It contains a cocktail of oils, butters, and extract to deep condition.  The fragrance is lemon, tangerine, eucalyptus, green tea, tree moss, and crisp amber.

Crown Scalp Scrub by R+CO (5.5 oz $38) So this product is something I typically use every time I shampoo my hair. I used to suffer from dandruff (prior to using more higher-end hair care) and I like to think that this product helps keep my scalp clean and clear. This is great to detox and balance your scalp. It contains salicylic acid which is great for dandruff.

Dart Pomade Stick by R+CO (.50 oz $19) So this product is super neat. It is extremely travel friendly and so easy to use. I apply this to the end pieces of my hair to give it texture. It doesn’t leave the hair sticky or greasy at all. The scent is juniper berries, blood orange, leather, violet, and dark woods.

Anti-Residue Cleanse by Unwash (10.1 oz $24) This is described as a reset button for hair. I use this a few times a month for maintenance. It lifts away build-up without leaving the hair or scalp dry. It is made without sulfate detergents so it wont strip your hair.

Clean Luxury Masque by Gloss Moderne (4 oz $65) I have fallen in love with this mask. It has an intoxicating scent that is very tropical. You apply it for 5 minutes after shampooing or you can leave on overnight for damaged hair. My hair is also so soft and shiny after I use this mask without being weighed down at all.

Huile Secret de Beaute by Leonor Greyl (3.2 oz $66) While I primarily use this product for my body, I do love to use it on my hair as an overnight treatment and also to give hair a slight shine by adding to the ends of the hair. It contains coconut, sunflower, and argan to name a few.

Protective Hair Perfume by Sachajuan (1.7 oz $72) So this is perhaps another extra hair care product but I love it. It has a fresh floral scent with notes of green apple, peach, and rose, and base notes of cedar wood, and white musk. It also protects against harmful UV rays and eliminates static. You can also use it as a body spray– the scent lasts all day so it is totally worth it to me.

Dry Shampoo by Ouai (1.4 oz $12) Hands down my favorite dry shampoo ever. This stuff is insanely good. I love how it makes my hair look, feel, and smell like I just shampooed it. I spray a few inches from the scalp by lifting random pieces of hair and spraying. I let it sit for a few minutes then brush it out (see next product). The scent is bergamot, lemon, rose, magnolia, lily, blackberry, violet, cedarwood, amber, patchouli, sandalwood, and white musk. Heavenly.

Natural Wood Hair Brush by SugarBearHair (Available only in 3 or 6 month set) This brush is very well made. It does not cause any static in the hair, which i love. I also appreciate that it is lightweight. I never really thought I’d love a brush but this one has been so great to use. I primarily use it to brush my dry shampoo through my hair.

 

My Favorite Origins Products.

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I can remember the first time I tried Origins (spoiler: one of my favorite brands!) was about 8-9 years ago. At the time the only way to get it in person was at the Origins counter in my town’s local Dillards. I was just getting into skincare and was so excited to explore the iconic brand. I had the lady that was working the counter help me pick out a few items and ever since then I have been a massive fan of the brand. As with most brands that have a wide range of product, you are bound to have your favorites. I wanted to quickly run through some of my favorite products that I currently have in stock from the brand because I get asked by so many of you which products I recommend from the brand. There are other products from Origins that I do love but do not currently have. However, these are my absolute favorites so don’t worry! I am going to let you know briefly why I adore each one and I will make sure to link the product for full ingredient list and all other info.

#1

Mega-Mushroom Skin Relief Micellar Cleanser ($31) This product is actually something I use pretty much daily. It is my choice of cleanser for mornings. I have dry skin so I typically skip a traditional cleanser in the morning and opt for a micellar. This one has become my holy grail and my dry/sensitive skin adores it. It just leaves my skin so calm and soft. It’s truly fuss-free. I do use it sometimes at night after cleansing as well. But mostly it is reserved for my A.M. cleanse.

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GinZing Refreshing Eye Cream ($31) This is the Origins product I recommend most and the daytime eye cream I always recommend. This product has been a staple in my routine for many years. It has a gorgeous peachy iridescence to it that reflects light so your under eye area appears brighter. It also contains coffee beans, ginseng, and magnolia extract. I think it will always be my holy grail daytime eye cream. I think this is probably my most recommended product period, to be honest.

#3

GinZing SPF 40 Energy-Boosting Tinted Moisturizer ($38) OK, so this is another one that I have used for years and will always have on hand. This product gives such a natural glow to the skin. It is like an Instagram filter in a bottle, honestly. I also really love that it is SPF 40. The product appears slightly gray but once you apply it and work it into the skin it changes to a beautiful glow. If you are worried about white-cast with your SPF or just want a very natural sun-kissed glow then this is the product for you.

#4

GinZing Energy-Boosting Gel Moisturizer ($28.50) I adore this moisturizer for hot summer nights in Texas. It is so ideal for when you have dry skin but you don’t want to slather on a thick cream when it is miserably hot outside. This is an oil-free formulation for those who are worried about that. I feel like this moisturizer gives the skin such a boost of hydration. It sinks in very well and never leaves the skin greasy looking for feeling.

#5

Original Skin Pore-Perfecting Cooling Primer ($32) This product is very unique. It goes on freezing cold, which is the selling point for me. It is a frothy foam primer that is so beautiful for my dry/sensitive skin. I use this before a tinted moisturizer or on its own on days my skin is feeling irritated. I am not sure how well it works under foundation since I don’t wear foundation. I have seen some mixed reviews on this product but for me it has been something I consistently reach for.

#6

Original Skin Retexturizing Mask ($27) This mask is a longtime favorite of mine as well. I remember purchasing this from Dillards many years ago. It is actually one of my sisters favorite products as well. What I love about this mask is that it has rose clay to deep clean the pores and also jojoba beads to gently exfoliate. If you are having a breakout, clogged pores, or dry/flakey skin then this is for you. It is non-irritating and perfect for sensitive skin.

*Please be advised that products were all gifted from Origins. However, I have purchased many Origins products (including many mentioned in this article) with my own money over the years and all thoughts are 100% my own and honest. 

 

 

Glossier Priming Moisturizer Rich.

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When it comes to moisturizers I must admit that I do have a bit of a fear. I find that moisturizers are the one product that can make my skin get a pimple. For so long I avoided trying Glossier Priming Moisturizer Rich because I thought that it would clog my pores and give me zits. That’s just by habit that I think the worst of moisturizers. But I am glad I finally gave this one a try and after going through an entire jar (pictured is my backup) I feel confident enough to give a review AND say its my favorite nighttime moisturizer!

It retails for $35 for 1.7 oz (save 20% by shopping through my link HERE!) According to Glossier.com : “Everyone needs a luxurious face cream in their lineup—for nighttime, for wintertime, for any time your face needs nourishing, comforting hydration. This dense sumptuous cream is rich in ceramides and fatty acids, reinforcing the skin barrier and locking in moisture over time. Our Anti-Redness Complex and Oxygenating Agent are the priming ingredients, instantly making skin a smooth, dewy canvas for makeup (or not), just like our bestselling original Priming Moisturizer. Formulated with a balanced, non-greasy blend of shea and murumuru butters to melt perfectly into skin for a supremely lavish hydrating experience.”

Ingredients: Aqua/Water/Eau, Neopentyl Glycol Diheptanoate, Propanediol, Glycerin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Tridecyl Neopentanoate, Squalane, Dimethicone, Cocoglycerides, Cetyl Palmitate, Glyceryl Stearate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Aleurites Moluccanus Seed Oil, PEG-40 Stearate, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Panthenol, Butylene Glycol, Polyisobutene, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ceteareth-20, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Caprylyl Glycol, Chondrus Crispus Extract, Ethylhexylglycerin, Xanthan Gum, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Hexylene Glycol, Astrocaryum Murumuru Seed Butter, Caprylyl/Capryl Glucoside, Tropaeolum Majus Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Ceramide NP, Ceramide AP, Sodium Benzoate, Mel/Honey Extract/Extrait de Miel, Boswellia Serrata Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Aspalathus Linearis Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tetrapeptide-14, Linalool.

Scent: Lavender.

Texture: Thick cream.

My Thoughts: I adore the lavender scent of this cream. I know that some people have said that it is too strong for them. But, I love lavender and it actually is soothing to me. I find that this works during the daytime as well (winter months) when my skin is dry. It works well under SPF. It can be a bit too heavy for me during the day sometimes. With Invisible Shield over it; great combo! But some of my other SPFs with this is just too much for my skin and I can tend to look greasy. Now at nighttime it shines, in my opinion. I love putting this on as the last step in my routine. Some nights I will cleanse, tone, and use this if I am tired or just want to do something very simple. I think that as long as you are not sensitive to lavender and your skin can handle shea butter then this would be fine. I wouldn’t recommend this for anyone with oily skin. I have never gotten a blemish from this product so I think it’s safe for acne prone skin. It contains squalane, apple fruit extract, ceramides, and camellia leaf extract as well, which my skin loves!