Current Favorites & Product Obsessions

Still plagued over here with the rain and gloomy days. The weather has definitely shifted to the rainy humid season preparing for spring. I’ve been using skincare that gets me through that transitional phase-Lighter but still hydrating enough. Once I get some sunlight I’ll show more of the makeup I’ve been obsessed with lately. They show up too poorly in this inside rainy light.

I finally caved and made a La Bella Figura order. I’ve been dying to explore the line. The Clean Slate is such an interesting textured cleansing balm. The cleansing balm has a wax and oil like texture. It’s thick but it melts onto the skin when applied. It rinses clean as well leaving only baby soft skin behind. This is most definitely the thickest and waxiest feeling cleansing balm I have tried. But I love it, it’s really nice. It has a very light citrus scent. More to come.

TATCHA was a brand I wanted to try but haven’t just really jumped into yet. I got a mini set for Christmas which made me want to try this new The Deep Cleanse. This thick gel cleanser has a slight citrus scent and is a very gentle physical exfoliant from ground Japanese luffa fruit. Details per Sephora: The formula harnesses the power of the Japanese luffa fruit, a natural beauty multitasker beloved by Japanese women for centuries. Ground fibers from the fruit exfoliate, helping to turn over dead skin cells while purifying and decongesting pores. The fruit extract also beautifies and conditions skin. Japanese wild rose works to visibly tighten pores and smooth skin texture, while Japanese leopard lily helps minimize excess oil. I love this as a second or morning cleanse. I love the thick gel texture. More to come.

One cleanser I’ve been pulling out again more often is OSKIA Citylife Cleansing Concentrate. This light gel cleanser detoxes from city pollution. I quite love the deeper green scent. It relaxes and calms me at the end of the day. I was late to the train on Josh Rosebrook. The Vital Balm Cream is divine. This blue tansy scented balm has a less oilier texture than a normal balm. It has a balm-cream hybrid texture. The dreamy concoction melts into the skin for calming more intense hydration. More to come on both.

I had a few hormonal breakouts last week and the last thing I thought would help me was the Omorovicza Midnight Radiance Mask. However, one use dramatically reduced my few blemishes. I might have a new use for it. Review HERE.

Child Perfume was my first real niche fragrance purchase. Years ago I discovered it on Beauty Habit (probably ten years ago). It’s been a favorite ever since. I’m not a traditional white floral lover so I’m surprised I love it, but it’s not too powdery or sweet. It’s very spring and crisp. Top notes: vanilla, lilac, faint magnolia. Middle notes: jasmine tuberose, violet. Base notes: creme musk, rose, mimosa. I talked about it HERE.

de Mamiel is a holistic skincare line that creator Annee combines traditional Chinese medicine with aromatherapy and acupuncture for a divine line. The Exhale Daily Hydrating Nectar is a combo product that has a lotion texture & benefits with SPF 30 and a tint. It’s perfect for the weekend when you want to bum around but still have SPF and a slight tint to cover up unevenness. I love this the most in humid or warmer weather because products that contain zinc tend to dry me out. So this works well in that sticky weather for me to help control shine and mattify through the day. This can also help bring down a more hydrating moisturizer to a less shiny feel.

I’ve been pulling out Cle de Peau Radiant Fluid Foundation a lot this week. The dry oil foundation gives the perfect light to medium dewy lightweight coverage. It truly looks like skin. I love that it’s hydrating enough without being heavy or greasy. I wear shade O30. Review HERE. I want to start showing a brush from my collection in these posts just to go over why I love some of them so. One of my most used brushes is the Chikuhodo Takumi T-6. This large round fluffier brush is so perfect for blending. It’s really become my number one blending brush. I use it to blend edges, soften edges and pretty much just blend all my eyeshadows. It really diffuses and does a great job. Review HERE.

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