For a while I've had the opportunity to observe the effects of Curel's Ultra Healing Intensive Lotion. My mother has very thin and aging skin, it breaks easily and is dry constantly. She's always used lotions multiple times a day for as long as I can remember. For the last month she's been using the Curel Ultra Healing Intensive Lotion that they sent me. It's made a vast improvement in her skin all over but especially her hands and arms.
I've been trialing an eye cream for the past month or so I would say. It's the Neostrata Intensive Eye Cream. I am a hardcore skeptic of eye creams. I tend to bring moisturizers and oils up instead of getting a dedicated eye cream. However, when I have to test an eye cream I use it continuously until I have a good feel for it.
I recently got to try the Jan Marini Clean Zyme Cleanser and Skin Zyme Mask duo. I was hesitant at first but I decided to go ahead and give it a go because it's technology/formulas that I've never used before or not used much and I love testing those.
Jan Marini Skin Research is one of the most respected brands in professional skin care. JMSR has formed associations with some of the world's leading physicians and research scientists to develop cutting edge solutions to today's most common skin concerns. JMSR has introduced a host of technological firsts, has been awarded numerous patents and has published multiple independent peer-reviewed studies on it's products.
Anastasia is always surprising us with launches out of nowhere. It's part of the reason I love them so much. For the holidays they released several things but one of those being PRISM palette. I seen it and fell in love with it because I just thought it was so different. It's been an interesting journey so far, this is going to be long.
The time is upon us. Sephora's Friends and Family event is only days away if you happen to be buds with an associate, otherwise it's in mid November. I waited till last minute just so I could get an idea of what sets are going to be the best and what looks interesting. This will also be in parts: skincare and makeup, and then the things I'm interested in. Let's get started.
It's time for another "Why Isn't Anyone Talking About This?". Which I seem to be doing a lot of recently. This is a really good one that I've been using for over a month. So let's not waste anytime.
I actually got this in the Allure Beauty Box a month or more ago. I can truthfully say that it's definitely made me want the full size, and I use it quite a bit especially when my skin can't handle any harsh acid toning or retinols. It's the Hey Honey I Peel Good. It's basically honey consistency and you rub it in a circle on your skin....I know what your thinking "oh and your "dead skin balls up"? *unimpressed*" NO! That's what so cool about it. You rub it in a circle until it becomes a very thin, oil like consistency and then you rinse it off. It doesn't ball up any skin and hand over heart there is a noticeable difference in my texture. I was super skeptical. As soon as I seen it was an AHA free peel I thought it would be something that wasn't very good. I'm happy to say I was so wrong.
For the last few weeks I've been playing with the Huda Beauty Desert Dusk Palette doing several looks with it. This is a gorgeous palette, when you open it it's absolutely stunning. It came out the same time as the Natasha Denona Lila Palette with a similar purple theme. I opted for this instead of the ND palette because to be honest I never reach for the Sunset Palette that I have so I wasn't going to drop that much money on a palette again. That being said, this one is not cheap either. It comes in at $65 for 15 shadows and one pressed glitter.
Lately my skin has been throught the ringer. I've been sick and on 3 different antibiotics for around a month. So along with that, I've been trialing some stronger retinols or "new generation" retinols at the same time. Everything had been going relatively ok, up until a week ago which is when all hell broke loose. I noticed my skin had some major sensitivity to the point that it was nearly raw in one place. I had to quit using my clarisonic, my Lotion P50 AHA and strong Vitamin C suspensions. Then after that got a little better my skin went insane. I had had a fever for a week, was taking the last of my 3rd antibiotic round so I thought made that was it. My skin on my cheeks and around my jaw and chin (not my forehead or nose though oddly enough) felt like it hadn't been washed in ages, like I had slept in 5 layers of makeup (and I hadn't been wearing any), and like it was fixing to really peel or something. It never did any flaking but it felt horrible. You couldn't see it, I had no bumps, redness, or breakouts, but it was so rough to the touch. Then when I went to wash it with my normal cleanser as soon as I was done I had to have a face mist on hand because that made it so much worse, and the skin felt so tight and uncomfortable. Which only began happened at the very end which helped me figure out that my skin was severely dry and dehydrated and not having a reaction to medicine.
I recently done my favorites in Skincare right now. So now I'm gonna do my makeup favorites as of late. Lets get into them.
If you're looking for a super lightweight but effective SPF, Neostrata has got you covered. No pun intended there. The Neostrata Sheer Hydration SPF 35 is the most light weight formula I've ever seen. It absorbs quickly, not greasy in the least and easy to apply makeup over top. I love it.
I'm a makeup and skincare lover. I have always enjoyed creating looks but I love to help people with product knowledge and application even more. I've been able to do these things because God has seen fit to bless me with the opportunity.
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