Three day weekends are the best! I hope you’ve had an amazing and relaxing Labor Day weekend. I’ve had a pretty chill weekend lounging on my sofa partaking in a Happy Endings (I still hate that ABC cancelled this show) marathon and grubbing on delicious and unhealthy food. However, I as still able to do a little retail beauty therapy and buy a couple longtime favs and potential new acquaintances.
My skin has been doing great as of recently; smoother skin and less breakouts thanks to my new not-new skincare regimen. However, that is for a later post. Despite the clearer skin, I have been having to deal with some blackheads. Therefore, I picked up a box Biore’ cleansing pore strips, because they have provided great results in the past. So…here’s to hoping that they still work.
First thing first, Fantasia Frizz Buster will definitely go in my time capsule…if I ever need to make one. Eh. Back to this awesome serum that not only tames my thick, curly hair’s frizz, but also acts a great heat protectant. I love this stuff!
I finally found a great daytime moisturizer a couple of weekend purchases ago, buy I’ve been needing an equally great nightime moisturizer. I saw this Night Renewal Cream by Palmer’s. Palmer’s is most notably know for their classic cocoa butter, which I’ve used as a night time moisture in the past to help with fading acne scars while moisturizing. This cream features cocoa butter, plus other awesome ingredients to help restore and rejuvenate your skin over night including retinol, vitamin E, and peptides.
Last, but not least, Labor Day is kinda the unofficial beginning of fall and I’ve been slowly collecting and dusting off things for my fall wardrobe, including makeup. For some reason, I’m really into red and deep berry lip products. I have a few, but I would like to find more, especially a velvety matte one. So, I picked up this lip crayon by NYX called South Ferry Berry. I can’t wait to break this out this week.
I’m lowkey geeked about my recent beauty buys!
Every year, Sephora collects deluxe samples of their best skin/sun care products from summer and package them in a perfect kit to help you and your skin survive the intense summer heat and this year is no exception. FYI, skin cancer is the most common type of cancer found in the United States and is also one of the most preventable.
Sephora and The Skin Cancer Foundation are proud to unveil the eighth edition of the Sun Safety Kit. One of Sephora’s most popular kits, this collection features a huge array of products for tanning, bronzing, and protection for glowing summer skin in a bright travel bag. $20 from the sale of each kit will benefit The Skin Cancer Foundation.
This Set Contains:
– 0.06 oz Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta® Daily Glow Moisture
– 0.5 oz Peter Thomas Roth Max Sheer All Day Moisture Defense® Lotion
– 0.14 oz Too Faced® Chocolate Soleil Medium/Deep Matte Bronzer
– 0.3 oz Clarins UV Plus HP Multi-Purpose Broad Spectrum SPF 40 Sunscreen
– 0.33 oz Murad® Oil-Control Mattifier SPF 15 PA++
– 0.5 oz Tarte™ Brazilliance Skin Rejuvenating Maracuja Self Tanner
– 0.23 oz Stila Stay All Day® 10-in-1 HD Bronzing Beauty Balm Broad-Spectrum SPF 30
– Dr. Dennis Gross™ Alpha Beta® Glow Pad
– 0.15 oz bareMinerals READY Touch Up Veil Broad Spectrum SPF 15 in Translucent
– 1.69 oz St. Tropez Self Tan Bronzing Mousse
– 0.5 oz Origins A Perfect World™ SPF 25 Age-Defense Moisturizer
– 1 oz Supergoop! Sun-Defying Sunscreen Oil Broad Spectrum SPF 50
– 0.64 oz Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 50+ For Face
– 0.5 oz Algenist Regenerative Anti-Aging Moisturizer SPF 20
– 0.08 oz Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment Sunscreen SPF 15
– 0.5 oz Ole Henriksen Protect the Truth SPF 50+ Broad Spectrum UV Protection
– Travel bag
The Sephora Sun Safety Kit retails for $32 ($177 value) and will be available beginning in June 2014 while supplies last in all Sephora U.S. stores and sephora.com.
Do you have a problem with extremely dry skin? Well, you should check out Dove’s new DermaSeries which is formulated for dry/extremely dry, irritated skin and skin conditions such as excema.
The collection features a body cleanser, cleansing bar, face cleanser, repairing body cream, and repairing rough patch treatment. These products are currently available at most drug stores and retailers who carry Dove products.
The weather has definitely caught up with the season and this weekend, here in Memphis, it felt more like Summer than Spring. Therefore, I had to throw a couple of more things in my purse. Sunscreen and gel for my edges.
While driving the other day, my left arm was the recipient of my first tan of 2014. If you drive, then you already know that your right arm get that first tan of the year…off the rip.
So, this weekend I had to add a can of spray on sunscreen, which is great for on the go and helps you avoid spilling any sunscreen in your bag. I got this one from CVS last summer and it’s still practically full. Yay! Actually, any sunscreen will do, because this one just serves its purpose…for now.
The next thing I had to add was Creme of Nature’s Argon Oil Perfect Edges. I’m obssessed with smooth and slicked down edges, but as long as they don’t looked gelled down. It grinds my gears to see shiny and smooth edges, but the rest of the hair looks like a brillo pad. Never cute. This edge controller is a thick gelatin like gel that not only smooths the edges, but glides and blends gently with the rest of your hair. PLUS, can defend your edges through the sweatiest of sweat, which is the main reason I dropped it in my bag this weekend.
I’ve become obsessed with overnight creams over the past couple of month. Unfortunately, I haven’t just found one that I love. Therefore, I;m still on the hunt and I’m definitely sold on trying this Miracle Worker Overnight by PHILOSOPHY.
The nightime moisturizer is packed with plenty of ant-aging ingredients to help minimize pores and fine lines and rejuvenate your skin with vitamin C, collagen,and other protein packed dashes.
I remember a woman of exquisite taste and skin saying that you will find one of your BFF for the rest of your life in a jar of nightcream. She might be right.