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April 2017 Favorites

Skin Care:

Cosrx BHA Blackhead Power Liquid AND Cosrx One-Step Pimple Pads

No joke: These two products used together have essentially rid me of any acne I experience between periods. For the longest time I was so frustrated: I was doing everything right, but I still had at least one active zit on my face at any given time. So, I finally bit the bullet and added acids into my routine. These two products contain betaine salicylate. This is a gentler form of salicylic acid. They also contain no alcohol! I use the BHA liquid twice a week and the pads everyday. Literal miracle workers! I can’t rave about them enough. 😍 Perhaps a separate review may be in order.

Shara Shara Honey Bomb

As we start to transition into warmer weather, I tend to look for lightweight hydrating layers. This is a perfect example of that. Its a versatile product that can be used as a serum step, a wash -off mask, or a sleeping pack. I find it works best as a serum, because it can be a bit sticky. The scent is heavenly. Sweet natural honey! If they made a perfume, I would definitely buy it.

Skinfood Deep Sea Water Gel Mask

Hydrogel sheet masks can be tricky, what with their super slippery texture. I wouldn’t like to admit that I’ve dropped one (or two) on the floor in the past. As they tend to cost more than typical sheet masks, this hurts my soul. BUT not these masks by Skinfood. They actually stay on my face! Minimal slippage! I got to enjoy the affects this mask had. It made my face soft and moist.

Hair:

OGX Kukui Oil Conditioner

You’ve probably noticed that OGX brand makes it into my favorites every month. I just love their products! They’re great for my hair, which is curly and dry. The products are a bit of a splurge, but I have very short hair and the bottles last me months. This conditioner is my favorite from the brand so far. The scent is to die for and it’s very moisturizing. For the sake of experimentation, I may branch out in the future, but no doubt I will come back to this conditioner.

Body:

Lush King of Skin Body Butter

Body oils are my go to when my skin is extra dry. This one is great for sensitive skin gone off the deep end. It’s on the pricier side, but the bar will last forever. I like to melt some of the bar in my hands and then apply the oil to wet skin. You will have the silkiest skin ever. Period.

Coach Poppy Perfume

This is spring in a bottle. It’s a sweet, floral scent that I find myself reaching for each day this season so far. It’s a lighter fragrance, so if you’re worried about your perfume announcing you to the room, this is for you.

Makeup:

Lancome Juicy Shaker in Piece of Cake

I loooooooove lip oils. Like, LOVE lip oils. When I found out about Lancome’s, I immediately bought three of them. (oops!) Though that’s more of a testament to my lack of impulse control, I’ve fallen for each one. The packaging is adorable (its supposed to be a little cocktail shaker) and there’s a generous amount of product. I also enjoy the sponge applicator. The color payoff is way better than I expected; Piece of Cake is a gorgeous nude-pink. You need to reapply them frequently, as you would expect from a lip oil. Love these. Did I mention that I love them?

MAC Extended Play Gigablack Lash Mascara

My go-to everyday mascara. It’s a very natural looking mascara, adding more length than volume or curl. No flaking, no irritation, no nonsense. (*cough* Better Than Sex *cough*) This is a waterproof formula, but I’ve had no issues removing it at night.

Food:

Tazo Earl Grey Tea

This is just so good. There’s a bit of lavender and bergamot in this tea that comes through beautifully. My favorite hot black tea.

Skinny Pop White Cheddar Popped Popcorn

I initially thought Skinny Pop popcorn was meh. I’m likely turned off by their awful name, but I have to yield to their white cheddar. This stuff is the bomb. At 43 calories per cup, I can sit down and power through a bag with zero guilt. It’s so good; comparable to Smart Pop. Excellent late night snack food.