This past week has been pretty hectic. I traveled to Central California to see my mom and to celebrate my birthday early (which is today! Yay!). It was so much fun but the weather was harsh. I hadn’t been back since getting married, and temperatures have drastically changed! It was hovering around freezing most of the time, and we saw snow a couple of days as well. With the space heater running all night, and not being able to bring my current moisturizer due to carry-on limitations, my skin was not having it. My hair was feeling pretty dry too, even only a couple days after deep conditioning.
So upon my return, it was time to do some damage control. My skin was parched, and feeling super sensitive. For the week, I’ve switched to exclusively using Pond’s Cold Cream to cleanse, paired with my FOREO LUNA Mini. This thick cream deep cleanses while offering some major hydration. The LUNA’s silicone bristles gently exfoliate the dead skin while working the product into the skin. After a few days, I was seeing a big difference in my dry areas. I resumed using the Olay moisturizer again, which has also been a big help.
For my hair, I needed something that would moisturize, repair, and overall revatalize my locks. I recently tried Mixed Chicks Daily Hair Dress for the first time, and it’s pretty great for my thick, textured hair. A little goes a long way with this stuff. Made with avocado, almond, and safflower oils, my dry hair drank it in quickly. To help bring my hair back to life quickly, I specifically used it as an overnight treatment along with my satin sleeping cap from Grace Eleyae. After working it into the bottom section of my hair, I use what’s left on my hands near my roots to calm flyaways (I only apply a quarter sized amount. Not enough to need rinsing). Sleeping with the cap on helps reduce frizz and keeps the product in my hair– not on my pillowcase. In the morning, I’m ready to style and reveal smooth hair.
Finally, I’ve been faking a glow-from-within look using the Spotlight Illuminating Primer from Physicians Formula. It not only prolongs my makeup application, but adds very fine shimmer to the face that translates as a natural glow when applied under foundation. I typically focus it on my cheeks, and keeping it thin in my t-zone (where I get naturally shiny anyway). It adds such a beautiful finish to my makeup that brightens up dull skin in a flash.
Which three beauty products have you reached for the most often this week? Let me know in the comments below! And now for the best blog posts from The Lipstick League.
The Lipstick League – Week of 3.5.18
My Beauty Bunny – has a new obsession. If you’re into dark, apothecary style bath and body products, you will LOVE this brand called Klarif!
Prime Beauty – For a stunning rosy pink with shimmering gold highlight (inspired by the lights of the Eiffel Tower at sunset) get your hands on the new BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter in Parisian Lights. The embossed design is as gorgeous as the glow!
Slashed Beauty – Ready for wedding season? Check out these picks for spring wedding guest dresses that are affordable and available on Amazon!
we heart this – A moisturizer that contains an ingredient that tigers roll in? A lip balm that looks like a French cookie? A hand cream that reminds you of ice cream? Check out the K Beauty line that offers ALL that!
Blushing Noir – If you thought NARS couldn’t make their highlighting products even better you thought wrong! Launching in mid-March the NARS Change of Sheen Highlighting Powder collection features a new innovative formula that will give life to old faves (some of which were Multiples in the past!) and feature brand new ones.
EauMG – Have you ever wanted to smell like you’ve awaken from your slumber in the mausoleum and need to go feed on the living? Or ever wanted to smell like a bat cave? If you answered “yes”, let me suggest you try this perfume.
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My Beauty Bunny is Currently Craving: the new Becca Hydra-Mist Set & Refresh Powder. It’s made with 50% water and glycerin for a “mist like effect on skin.” All marketing hype? Maybe or maybe not, but I want to try it!