“Beautiful skin requires commitment, not a miracle.”
Hello there, world! I decided to start a new series on my blog called Beauty Newbies. The truth is that I get sent a lot of beauty products. And although I would love to talk about all of them, I don’t feel like each and every product is worth my time or yours to talk about. So here I’m highlighting the newest products (some might be just new to me) and the ones I’ve been loving in the hopes that you’ll discover some new gems for yourself. So let’s get into it!
Dermalogica Stress Positive Eye Lift
Generally speaking, I have little faith in eye cream and eye treatments. It took me forever to find my beloved eye cream, so I’m often skeptical that other brands with deliver the results they promise… Until this little gem came to my door. Dermalogica is one of my favourite skincare brands. Their products are so amazing and make my skin so happy… and this eye treatment is no exception. I crawled out of bed one morning after a sleepless night to discover I had acquired a pair of bags under my eyes. Ah ha, the perfect moment to give this eye product a try! The immediate cooling effect from the metal applicator was so soothing. Within minutes, my bags had disappeared (so not exaggerating), my underlies were brighter, my skin firmed up and I looked like I was back to myself again. Dare I say, I think I may have found a new holy grail products for my eyes.
Vichy Mineral 89
Another skincare gem I received is this serum by Vichy. I really love including a serum into my skincare routine because I feel that it gives my skin an extra boost. This one works to fight against the damaging effects of the environment like pollution and cold weather to give your skin a boost of hydration and make it look more toned and plumped. The texture is light and almost watery (duh, it’s 89% mineralizing thermal water) and super refreshing on the skin. I’ve been using a few drops in the morning and am loving it.
Vita Liberata Ten Minute Tan
So summer in Montreal just came out of nowhere. Quite literally, one day I was wearing a sweater and the next I was in shorts. Love the weather, hate the pasty white skin that was blinding everyone. Vita Liberata (one of my favourite self-tanners) recently launched a quick version of their face and body tan that only takes 10 minutes to develop. So perfect when you don’t have hours to wait around for your tan. After exfoliating, apply it with the sponge mitt, wait 10 minutes and insert off. A beautiful golden glow appears 4 to 6 hours later. Genius! Another thing I love is that this product doesn’t have the usual strong scent of other self-tanners I’ve tried.
Arbonne Rescue & Renew Detox Gelée
I didn’t realize how refreshing a cooling gel could be until I actually tried it. Arbonne just released this cooling gel that helps soothe tired muscles, hydrate skin and promote skin elasticity. Plus, it’s scented with lavender and tangerine peel oils to really bright about a feeling of calm and relaxation. I especially like it after an intense HIIT session or leg day. It just feels so cooling and make me feel good knowing that I’m doing a little something extra to make my skin look its best.
What new beauty products have you recently discovered and worth checking out?