True life: I'm a beauty product junkie. All it takes is one glowing review of a product, and there is a 99% chance that I'm going to purchase it and try it out for myself. You never know when you're going to find your next 'must have' and there's no hurt if it's a dud because I always make sure to buy from stores that have awesome return policies (Sephora, Ulta, Target).
Unfortunately, my skin has been a-w-f-u-l lately and I've been trying anything and everything to help the teenage like pimples and blotchy red skin subside. I'm thinking it's hormone related, but if you have any recommendations, feel free to send them my way because I'm a desperate lady. Combine that with the Sephora VIB sale back in November and Christmas gifts/money, I have lots of products to review today! Let's get right to it....
H I T S
Tata Harper Resurfacing Mask | Despite the high price tag, this is a product I won't be without now - it's that good. I use it a couple of times a week and it really is like a facial at home. It makes my skin so smooth, soft and glowing and helps clear up some of the blotchy redness. I also love that it's free of a lot of scary ingredients found in so many cosmetics these days.
It Cosmetics Bye Bye Redness Correcting Creme | LOVE. This is not your typical creme/lotion, it's more of an all over concealer that you apply after your moisturizer. It's tinted and completely 100% covers up redness... it's actually kind of amazing. The only downside is that it only comes in one 'tint' so I can see how it wouldn't match everyone's skin tone. It's actually a little dark for mine in the winter, but since I apply my foundation over top of it, it works for now. I think it'll be a perfect match come summer!
NYX Wonder Pencil | This is a great little multi-tasking product for under $5. I like to use it to on the rim of my eyes to brighten them up (doesn't bother them at all and my eyes can be sensitive), under my eyebrows to define them, and as a nude lip liner.
Ole Henriksen Brightening Cleansing Cloths | I've always been a big fan of the O.H. brightening line and these cloths don't disappoint. I love to use them first thing in the morning to brighten up my dull skin - the orange scent is also perfect for the AM. They're super nice for traveling, I brought them all over during our Christmas travels!
Bumble & Bumble Sunday Shampoo | This shampoo is great for getting rid of the build-up that products can leave in your hair. It really does leave your hair feeling silky and soft, maybe a little dry but just make sure to pair it with a good deep conditioner <-- the best. I use it once every couple of weeks and I can tell a HUGE difference in the volume of my hair afterwards - it just feels so must healthier and lightweight.
Fresh Sugar Shine Lip Gloss | We're all familiar with the Fresh lip balms, but their newest product is this lip gloss that's pretty awesome. It's super moisturizing and provides just the right amount of color and shine. You can use it alone (usually what I do) or on top of a matte lipstick. I have the berry shade, but want to get all of them!
Hot Tools Thermal Hot Brush | I've tried to use this thing so many dang times with all bad luck. I want to love it so bad because lots of other people use it and their hair looks awesome (Karly!), so I think this is more of a miss because I don't know how to use it, haha.
Clarins Toning Lotion for Normal/Dry Skin | The reason this is a miss: the scent. I just can't get past it, the stuff smells like FRUIT LOOPS. No joke, I was literally craving Fruit Loops after using it for a week and yes, I did buy some ;)
What are some recent hits or misses for you?! You know I'm always looking for new product to try!