Ugh. Guys, after my last beauty update I experienced a terrible turn of events. I woke up cheery as can be on a Sunday morning ready to head on a run to get coffee with Jordan and Pierre when I caught a glimpse of my skin in the mirror. My lower jaw was covered in teeny tiny red pimples. After a week of glowing skin I was distraught. It was as if the good skin gods wanted to punish me for trotting around like I was Gigi Hadid. Now, I am no stranger to a pimple or two but for the most part my skin is pretty clear. Blackheads on my nose are the reg but a full blown breakout was a moderately horrifying way to begin my day.
As silly as it sounds I was very disturbed for the next few days. I was determined to uncover what could have caused my unusual breakout. I thought about the foods I’d eaten, the products I’d been using and eventually by process of elimination and a little online research determined it was most likely the Origins Plantscription Serum. The Origins Serum had worked wonders on my perpetual dark circles but I can’t justify continued use when the results are tiny red bumps all over my precious face. My dark circles will just have to work with another serum. That said I’m not opposed to Origins entirely. I have used other products in the past with no adverse reactions and my mom and cousin love the moisturizer and cleanser.
On the bright side my breakout further proved the wonder of BioClarity. I used the three step system on the affected areas and I saw a DRAMATIC improvement over the next few days. I also use a DIY turmeric and Greek yogurt mask which also seemed to contribute to improved skin. Now my skin is back to glowing as it should.
I’m on a beauty kick lately. I’m a pretty minimal makeup girl but I love to discover products that can be part of my 5 minute morning beauty routine. Of course skin care is a MUST. Today I’m sharing a few products that I’ve been lusting after for what feels like forever. If you’ve tried any of the products (or have any other suggestions) please comment with your input and experience.
One| Goop Instant Facial: As you guys know I’m a Gwyneth Paltrow fan. I love her cook books, her lifestyle site Goop and I’ve been yearning to try her collaboration with Juice Beauty. After reading countless positive reviews (like this one) I’m almost ready to bite the bullet and throw my money at Gwyneth with the hope radiant skin well into my forties. I don’t currently have an at home exfoliant which makes this splurge beauty item all the more tempting.
Two| Moon Juice Beauty Dust: I’ve read great reviews on Moon Juice’s Beauty Dust (even Gwyneth is supposed to love it so you know I’m curious). I love that this powder can be mixed into a daily smoothie or tea and promises bright glowing skin, a soft, lustrous hair. While I am intrigued by the Beauty Dust I’m also drawn to the Brain Dust. Could incorporating both into my breakfast regime promise me beauty and brains? If you’re considering “the dust” be sure to read this detailed review including insight from an herbalist. I’m thinking of buying the dust just to conduct an experiment and share the results with you guys…let me know if you’d be interested!
Three| Ibuki Beauty Sleeping Mask: In the past I’ve only used Shiseido SPF products for a little fun in the sun. However, this Allure “Best of Beauty” winner caught my attention. Vitamin C & Vitamin E work together over night to give users hydrated, supple, smooth skin in the morning. The downside? There are a lot of ingredients in this product and I’m not sure what all of them are. I’ll have to do a little more digging before I test out this product.
Four| Honey Girl Organics Regenerating Face Serum: I’ve used raw honey on my face for a few years now (read my post about it here). Honey’s natural antimicrobial properties help fend off acne and locks in moisture (great for dry winter skin). When I stumbled upon a line centered around the benefits of honey (and a long list of organic ingredients) I was super excited. the only thing keeping me apart from this serum for even a moment is my up coming trip to Las Vegas that is sure to demand a little extra saving.
Five| Glossier Haloscope highlighter: I’m a HUGE fan of the “no makeup makeup” look partially because I’m horrible at doing makeup but mostly because I find super dramatic caked on faces to be a bit over the top for day to day life. While a highlight and contour is great for a night out I like the idea of a little subtle highlighting for that dewy, glowy look on the go. I can’t walk into work looking like a Kardashian but this Glossier product promotes just the right amount of shimmer for that well rested and healthy look.
Wishing you glowy, clear skin and lots of happiness this week. xxoo!