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7 things that got me through the week

March 1, 2015

How’s your week been? I’ve been trying out a lot more products for my skin and a couple others new ones that are just amazing (Revlon, I see you).

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1)Cutex Advanced Removal Nail Polish Remover pads, $4 for a pack of 10 pads– There has been a lot of nail polish swatching in my life lately and these pads are not only heavy duty, but they don’t leave your nails dry thanks to it’s currant, apricot, and flaxseed oils. Plus, whenever anything’s packaged in a way that lets me easily travel with them, I’m on board.

2)Obagi System Professional-C 20% Vitamin C Serum, $57Ole Henriksenoriginally got me into vitamin C serums which always gave my skin a healthy looking glow. Their serum has 10% vitamin C, so this one from Obagi is even more potent. I’ve been using it under my moisturizer morning/night and I could tell a difference in a few weeks. Even my uncle commented on how my skin was glowing when I went to visit him recently :).

3)La Prairie Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Cream, $300– I’m allowed one indulgence, right? I got this gratis before you think I have $300 lying around. But since I’m going hardcore on the anti-aging regimen I decided it was time to bring out the big guns. It contain a good mix of antioxidants and amino acids, and quickly absorbs in my skin. Only thing I’m not crazy about is the added fragrance. Not sure the price tag makes it worth it yet, but I’m giving it a chance and my skin hasn’t felt dry in days.

Pure Eurphoria swatches


4)Pure Euphoria nail polishes, $16 each– These were sent to me all the way from Australia, and I was intrigued for a few reasons. One, because Australia, makers of such beautiful things as Liam Hemsworth and Margot Robbie. Two and three and four, they are vegan, 5-free (so no chemicals toluene, dibutyl phthalate (DBP), formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin and camphor), and contain essential oils that they say are fragrant when dry. The aromatherapy, they say, is supposed to be de-stressing. I used it the first time with a top coat and well, couldn’t smell anything on my nails after. But left alone call me crazy but it did have a slight lavender scent to it.

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The colors are what I was on the fence about. These ones are pretty, but standard, right? My favorite is the dark plum “Focus-Inpsiration” for winter (far left), but the rest are a little expected.

5)Ole Henriksen Power Peel, $45 for 6 treatments– Speaking of Ole Henriksen, I went back to my original love to give his Power Peel a try. It’s supposed to help hyper pigmentation, and sun damage (the former where I needed the most help!). Each use is a three-packet ordeal: an almond scrub with alpha hydroxy, a lemon strip (that helps dissolve dead skin cells), and a chamomile gel that helps calm the skin. Been using it once a week and my skin feels so much smoother. I really trust Ole’s products and it hasn’t let me down yet.

Close up of the Kevyn Aucoin wand

6)Kevyn Aucoin Volume Mascara, $22– I love this mascara so hard because its thin spoil is so unassuming, but the formula actually coats each lash with a black liquid that dries to make each individual one a little thicker. It’s a little freaky when you wash it off and see little black flexible fibers coming off (the first time I thought it was my lashes), but it’s just the flexible coating. So genius.

Peach Prism swatch

7)Revlon PhotoReady Eye Art Pen, $10– I used this for the first time for a dinner I went to last week, and I can’t get over how pretty the eye shadow cream goes on. The shades are bold, easy to use, and stays in place all night with no creases to boot. The liner gives a pretty sparkle you can use as a liner or lids to take it up a notch. Check out Peach Prism (shown here) — it has the prettiest rose gold shadow.

What have you been using this week?


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