The weather is turning hot here (nineties all week) so I find myself reaching for lighter formulations. I’ve been using a gel cream under an oil and lotion and this type of light layering is perfect for right now. I’m currently using Allies of Skin 1A All-Day Mask as my gel cream as a ‘project empties’ to make room for the newly reformulated version. This gel cream is packed full of actives. The new version is a bit more hydrating meaning I can use it alone as a cream. This older version is best layered under other products for me. Review HERE.
Julisis Sun Emulsion is the most perfect mineral sunscreen I’ve tried. It’s so fluid and lightweight. This goes on clear and isn’t heavy or greasy at all & has a light citrus scent. More to come in the yearly sunscreen post soon. Kat Burki PH+ Enzyme Essence has the most delicious cucumber scent. This gel like essence is lightly hydrating and helps balance the skin. Review HERE. My favorite hand treatment is the EVE LOM Time Retreat Hand Treatment. This retinol based hand treatment made a difference in the texture and appearance of the skin on the back of my hands in four days. Seriously it’s that good and I’m on tube number two. Review HERE.
Surratt Diaphane Loose Powder in Matte is a long time favorite of mine. I’ve gone through four since it launched about four years ago. I actually just ordered another. I love this product as it allows you the benefits of a loose powder with the portability of a compact. It’s never cakey or heavy. It just flawlessly helps decrease shine. Review HERE. YSL Volupte Liquid Color Balm is perfect for summer. The lightweight gel balm is hydrating and gives enough color. I love shade Spy on Me Nude. Review and swatches HERE.
I love British scents. There’s just something about them. One of my favorite brands is Ormonde Jayne. I recently grabbed One a part of the Bespoke Collection on Selfridges. The special edition has a really cool shimmering platinum coating on the bottle. This is one of the few florals I can tolerate. I’m not into powdery or most florals. This opulent scent opens with cardamom, orange absolute and bergamot accords. While in the heart, smooth and elegant florals – including rose, freesia and jasmine absolute – lace with a heady mix of ambers and wood. It’s got enough hints of wood and amber to warm it up.
The MUFE Ultra HD Perfector Skin Tint is going to be perfect for summertime. This is a weightless skin tint that has a gel like texture. I grabbed shade 6 Warm Sand which is perfect for my NC 25-27 skin tone. This is very lightweight coverage, so don’t expect a ton. The light gel coverage is so perfect for oily skin types, summertime or people who live in hot and humid climates. I finally broke down and grabbed OLAPLEX Hair Perfector No. 3 during the Sephora VIB sale. This is a pre-shampoo repair treatment for glossy and stronger locks. It left my hair shiny and feeling stronger. I’m not really into pre-shampoo treatments as I have to get up early for them. But this one works. More to come on both.
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