Winter Dry Skin Favorites …

We’re officially in the middle of dry winter months and keeping up with hydrating the skin is literally impossible especially where I live in. Although we are experiencing quite a mild winter this year yet my hands, lips and all-over body skin feel the driest at this time. Few skincare ritual and products that I have been adopting to my skincare routine lately has helped me manage my dry skin, especially during my nighttime skincare routine. These products are mostly clean and vegan.

Bath & Body

My body gets dried during winter months that sometimes I wish to take an oil bath… hahaha (if there was such a thing as oil baths). Being active almost more than 4 times a week, I take shower almost every day and I like something gentle and nourishing for my body. Here are some of the products I truly love and use at the time being.

  • Dr. Hauschka Rose Nurturing Body Wash has been one of my favorite formulas. It’s a clean formula with a very nice silky texture that doesn’t dry out the skin. It does carry a nice soft scent that doesn’t have that strong scent.
  • Hydractiv Coconut Melting Balm from Jouviance is a favorite balm oil that melts into the skin and it’s an organic, clean, and vegan formula that I love to use all over my body and my kids.
  • Laura Mercier  Ambre Vanille Souffle Body Creme is another favorite body lotion that I reach out to most of the time. I love the scents and soft texture that doesn’t feel greasy on the skin.
  • Biotherm Lait Corporel Moisturizing Lotion is one of the press samples I received just about a month ago and it’s one of the lotions with a soft and silky texture and it smells so fresh.
  • Tree Hut Sea Sugar Scrub is a scented scrub that takes off all those dry flaky dead skin and leaves the body soft and smooth.

Hand & Nail Treatments

Dry hands are one of the most annoying skincare issues I suffer during the winter time and ew items that I have been loving for my nail cuticles and hands are as follows.


Favorite Hand Creams

  • La Prairie Cellular Hand Cream is one of the best hand creams I have tried by far. It’s probably one of my favorite ones. It lightweight, it doesn’t feel greasy while it immediately looks after the dryness, leaving hands soft and smooth. There isn’t a strong scent with this cream.
  • Laura Mercier Hand Creme is one of my favorite scented hand cream and formula. It’s non-creasy and immediately feels relieved from dryness. I love how they come in different scents as well as most of the time they come in a bundle.
  • Burts Bees Orange Blossom & Pistachio Hand Cream with Shea Butter this been one of the best hand creams when it comes to drugstore options. It’s clean, light, and with a great selection of scents that is so pleasant to the nose.

Favorite Cuticle treatments

  • O.P.I Nail & Cuticle Oil & Loreal nail Oil are the most amazing ways to keep nails and cuticles nice and healthy. I use this all over my nails when I give my nails a break from nail polish other than that I like to use it every night before going to bed.
  • CND Essentials Rescuerxx Care Pen is one of the best treatments for nails and cuticles. It’s easy to use and really keeps the skin well hydrated while you can easily carry it along with you.

Lip Treatments & Balms

Many of you know I am a lip balm junkie. I do suffer from dry lips almost all year long and yet throughout the blogging journey, I was able to find some amazing lip treatments and balms that save my lips from dryness.

Favorite Lip Treatments:

  • Fresh Sugar Advanced Therapy Treatment Lip Balm is a savor for dry lips. I have been introducing it to my nightly skincare routine and it has made a huge difference when I wake up in the morning. From time to time I also use Fresh Sugar Lip Polish when I have patchy dry lips and it not softly takes off those dry skin from my lips it adds a nice plumping effect.
  • Dior Lip Glow + Dior Addict Lip Sugar Scrub one of the best lip balm formulas I have tried by far. Not only the formula is amazing the Dior Lip Glow comes in different shades and finishes that add a nice natural tinted glow on the lips.
  • Nars Afterglow Lip Balm is something I discovered at the beginning of the fall season and the formula is AMAZING! It immediately softens lips and leaves it hydrated for a good amount of time.

And its a WRAP!

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Spring Beauty Launches on My Radar…

It’s the time of year when I put out my eyes on new and fresh launches from beauty brands. Most of these launches are ones that tempt me toward them depending on how the trend goes for the year, as well as what my beauty needs are at this particular time.
I am already testing quite many new beauty products that will be shared on upcoming posts but these ones are some beauty products that I think are going to be a super hit formula for this season.
I will either get them as a press sample to test and try while some will be purchased from me to share them with you all here with my thoughts on their performance and quality.

In general, I love Nars Cosmetics beauty products especially their eyeshadows. Nars | St Germain des Prés Eyeshadow Palette from Claudette Collection is one of the items from the collection that I have my eyes on. I absolutely love the combination of colors and finishes in this palette.

YSL | Touche Éclat Le Teint Foundation you all know I always get too excited to find new complexion products especially foundation and concealer. I have been a long-time lover of the YSL beauty’s foundations and I still remember the first foundation that I purchased was the YSL Touche Éclat Le Teint Foundation back then about 18 years ago in my early 20’s and I wore it on my Engagement day. So very excited to test this new formula.

Fenty Beauty | Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Powder Foundation I love full coverage powders and I always dig for those that don’t make my skin look dry and patchy. I think Rihanna nails her complexion products and looking forward to testing and try this new addition.

I always love Laura Mercier complexion products especially the Secret Camouflage Concealer Duo was one of my favorite concealers to hide my dark circles yet Laura Mercier | Secret Camouflage Concealer Duo Stick now comes in a new look. This is a 2-in-1 formula that is lightweight and full coverage, sounds good?
Yes, I am super excited about this new addition from her and this is going to be a new item that I will be reaching out to from now on.

Givenchy | Teint Couture Shimmer Powder is a Limited Edition compact that I am super excited about and I think it will a beauty product that you’ll need. I always love Givenchy’s complexion products especially their powders and can’t wait to try this.

There are quite amazing skincare launches yet Dior Capture Totale Set right now is offering quite an amazing skincare set which I find are perfect traveling. Dior is also introducing their Dior Addict Lip Maximizer Plumping Gloss now in a new shade – Ultra Pink which is a very nice and fresh pink.

as well as Tatcha | The Dewy Serum Resurfacing and Plumping Treatment just launched a new addition to their Dewy line that sounds like a one skincare product that will must-have for this year.

As many of you know I am a huge lover of cleansing oils and balms, here Shu Uemura just launched Botanicoil Cleansing Oil that I am very excited to test and see how it works on my skin.

Another skincare item that has tempted me is the Murad | Rapid Dark Spot Correcting Serum. I want to get my hands to this as soon as possible since I live to use the brightening serums during the winter season.

Charlotte Tilbury launched few new beauty items yet I have my eyes on the new Hollywood Flawless Filter Luxury Eyeshadow Palette and the Walk of No Shame Jewel Pot Eyeshadow. I love her eyeshadow formulas especially the gel cream shadows.

A couple of hair care products that really excites me at this time are the Living Proof | Curl line, as well as the Gisou | Honey Infused Hair Oil is not something new but I have in my mind to test and try it.
Sol de Janeiro | Triple Brazilian Butter™ Hair Repair Treatment Mask is a new bundle of hair joy that I am looking forward to testing this season.

There few new scents that are really tempting me and the Spicebomb Night Vision Eau de Parfum is something I have my eyes one for this father’s day. I think its going to be a fresh scent for this season.

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Currently Testing …

There are quite many new beauty launches including makeup and skincare at this time of the year. Most of these beauty launches consist of skincare products.
I have been testing them out for the past couple of weeks and taking the time to observe the results. If you’re someone like me looking for glowy skin then I got you covered. Many of these products will be featured in full details later once I am done with their testing period. So here is my first impression on these newness.

Skincare:

  • Kiehl’s Calendula & Aloe Soothing Hydration Mask is a nice hydrating and soothing mask that revitalizes skin immediately. I always loved their products for the fact that they work quite amazingly on skin yet know that they’re formulated with some harsh chemicals pulled me away from them for a while but I am happy to say that Kiel’s have heard the voices and now Kiehl’s products are free of Parabens, Sulfates, and Phthalates which makes me super happy. This Mask carries that light gel-like texture and adds that nice glow to the skin immediately.
    I absolutely love the formula and it’s designed for all skin types especially for those with dryness.
  • Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Niacinamide Dew Drops is a serum that not only hydrates skin yet it adds a nice subtle glow to the skin. I think it’s one of the most amazing launches of the year since many of us are not wearing makeup while this can be used as an amazing alternative any time of the day to add glow and hydration to the skin. When I found Glow Recipe came across a new glowy product – I knew they do it right.
    It does look after dryness with a light gel-like texture that goes deep in the skin and adds that glow that comes from within without any glitters or sparkles.
  • Lancome Refining Dual Essence Clarifique is an essence that improves skin texture, adds glow, and evens out the skin. This is something I like to get done to my skin during the winter months by adding brightening products to my skincare routine.
    Its formulated with a blend of Glycolic Acid and Salicylic Acid to gently exfoliate the skin and purify for clear skin which been showing amazing results on my skin.
  • It Cosmetics Hello Results Wrinkle-Reducing Daily Retinol Serum-in-Cream this is a 2 in 1 moisturizer that combats your aging concerns in one step. Its formulated with encapsulated retinol that will reach 15 layers into the skin’s surface in just 1 hour. This moisturizer looks after your dark spots, wrinkles and improves the skin’s firmness and hyperpigmentation. I started using retinol at the beginning of the year, yet
  • Good Molecules Caffeine Energizing Hydrogel Eye Patches are very easy to use and they’re hydrating under-eye masks that work like wonders. My under-eye wrinkles have been getting more obvious as the dryer and cooler weather been approached. Probably I never took eye patches this seriously before but I have been using them for the past two weeks religiously and I have seen a huge improvement.
  • Vichy LiftActiv Peptide-C Ampoule Serum Anti Aging Concentrate Are highly concentrated serums that are placed individually to preserve their goodness. I have been really impressed with Mineral 89 serum and very excited to test and try this since many of you wanted some drugstore skincare recommendation.
  • Loreal Revitalift 10% Pure Vitamin C Serum for Face, Fragrance-free | Revitalift Triple Power LZR + 7-Day Treatment Replumping Ampoules With 1.9% Pure Hyaluronic Acid | Revitalift Triple Power Lzr anther two items that looked very promising to me and will put it through the testing session to see how it works on my skin. This is still on my testing list since I have already started with the Vichy LiftActiv. It might take me a while till I put out a review post for this.

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