With less than two weeks left of February, I figured it was finally time to schedule and put up my January favorites. I’ve introduced so many new products into my stash the past few weeks, it has been so hard to pare it down to 5ish or so products that are manageable enough for a Favorites post.
Cue the “Bloggers Made Me Buy It” tag, the Aesop Parsley Seed Cleansing Masque most definitely has been a recent favorite. Honestly, I probably should have just given it it’s own post since I can go on and on about how much I adore it. Since it’s a bit on the spendy side, I use it sparingly and targeted. After double cleansing, I’ll slather it on my t-zone and chin and listen to a podcast or two before washing off. For a clay based mask (masque), it’s not overly drying, probably due to the fact that it is packed with aloe and rosehip oil. I especially love it during those trying times of hormonal breakouts. Like right now. (Also does anyone else put on products while they’re writing about them as a refresher?)
Even though I have other eyeshadow sticks, they usually tend to be a novelty amongst my makeup drawer. Used once or twice and then ultimately pushed to the back in favor of my powder options. Not the case with the LOC Shadow Stick, Impress Me and On Point have officially made a home in my tote-able makeup bag (IE the one I carry with me everywhere). I can apply these before work and they will not budge until I wash my face at night. Just throwing it out there, that is up to a 14+ hour time span.
I know it, you know it, I’m a total mascara snob. I like natural comb bristles, super duper volumizing, preferably not waterproof, with a non-wet formula. L’Oreal Voluminous Carbon Black has all of these. Plus it rings in under $10. It’s also incredibly buildable and doesn’t flake off throughout the day.
A few months ago I posted about a number of skincare products from Meg 21, the Moisturizing Cleanser* has retained a firm placement in my skincare routine. While it’s not something I do often, you can also use this cleanser without water and just wipe off with a tissue. If that doesn’t tout how gentle it is, I don’t know what will. When I’m using it as a single cleanser in the morning, I apply it to dry skin in circular motions before washing it off with lukewarm water.
You shouldn’t be surprised to see that finally getting to go to Generation Beauty made it on this past month’s list. It was so much fun and You can read my short recap of the weekend here, the Tl;Dr: great value for what you pay and you meet the nicest people.
What have you all been loving the past few weeks, Anything I need to check out?