Another month has gone by which means another roundup of my beauty favourites! This week I want to share all of the products that I have been loving for the past month or so. I have found some game-changer products and have been dying to tell you all about them!
1. Mario Badescu – Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs and Rosewater
This spray is EVERYTHING! It is used to revive dehydrated skin and can be used whenever you need a little boost. I mainly use this spray as a toner and apply it after I wash my face. It is also great to spritz throughout the day to refresh your makeup or just to give your skin a dewy radiance. The amazing part of this product is that it can literally be used anywhere! Spritz it on your face, your body or even your hair! If you haven’t tried this spray yet, you really need to! Get a bottle for yourself here:
2. Neutrogena – Rapid Wrinkle Repair Serum
In my post about my beauty resolutions, I mentioned that I want to be more proactive in my anti-aging regimen.
I did some research as I wanted to find a product that has Retinol in it, but also does not cost an arm and a leg! This serum from Neutrogena kept popping up in different articles and so I knew it had to be the winner. This serum costs around $30 which isn’t too bad considering the fact that you can pay triple, if not more, for other Retinol-based products. Not only does this serum have Retinol SA but also Glucose Complex and Hyaluronic Acid. Glucose Complex acts sort of like an exfoliant as it essentially preps the skin and helps the Retinol SA sink into the skin faster. Hyaluronic Acid helps retain moisture in the skin. Since I began using this product, I have noticed that my skin is smoother and that I have not had as many breakouts. I highly recommend this product to start your own anti-aging regimen.
3. Neutrogena – Hydro boost Water Gel with sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 15
Throughout my research for anti-aging products, I kept reading about Hyaluronic Acid and its many benefits. Hyaluronic Acid has an ability to enhance moisture in the skin. One gram of Hyaluronic Acid can hold up to six litres of water! This makes Hyaluronic Acid incredibly important for anti-aging because as we get older, our bodies lose the ability to retain moisture.
This moisturizer from Neutrogena absorbs quickly into the skin but you can definitely feel how hydrated your skin is. This moisturizer paired with the Rapid Wrinkle Repair Serum above, have been a gift from the Beauty Gods! My skin is literally in heaven right now!
4. Marc Anthony – Hydrating Coconut Oil & Shea Butter Curl Cream
I have been using this curl cream for a few months now and it is AMAZING! First of all, it smells heavenly and secondly, it is perfect for my hair! It is incredibly hydrating which is extremely important for those who have been blessed with (or cursed depending on if you have it or not) curly-haired people. This product says that it, ‘conditions, moisturizes, defines, de-frizzes, adds shine and so much more.’ It really does do all of that! Once I am out of the shower and I have combed my hair, I will scrunch in about a quarter size of this product throughout my strands and that’s it. I let my hair air dry and I am left with nicely defined curls and smooth hair without frizz. If you are looking for a new product for your curls, I suggest you RUN to your nearest drugstore to get a bottle of this bad boy!
5. Essence – All About Matt! Fixing Compact Powder
A coworker mentioned this product to me a few months ago and I randomly picked one up on one of my many visits to Shoppers Drug Mart (I pretty much live there!) I use this powder on a daily basis to bake my under eye makeup.
It locks in my concealer and does not budge for hours! The best part of this product is that it costs $4! FOUR DOLLARS PEOPLE! The only downside to this product is that it does have flashback in photos so I do not recommend it for big events (i.e. weddings) but for everyday use, it is PERFECT!
These products have really changed up my routine! I feel like I have finally have a number of products that are working for me! Plus, I have found a number of products that won’t break the bank when I have to go and replenish my supplies!
If you have any staples that you cannot live without, let me know!! I am always looking for my next game-changer product!
P.S. If you follow me on Instagram, you will know that I have been obsessed with Lady Gaga’s latest album, ‘Joanne’. I have been a fan of hers since ‘Just Dance’ came out when I was in University (Go Gee Gee’s!) I decided I should share with my beauties another favourite of mine…