I’m going to eventually have Dreaming in Blush on a Monday-Friday posting schedule, but I know that there will be weekends where I want to post something right then and not wait until Monday. Enter, The Weekend Edit.
As I was going through my “getting ready” process today I noticed that I am using a slew of new products that I have not talked about on YouTube yet (or this blog, since it is brand new). These are all new additions to my collection, and I haven’t used any of them enough to give them a dedicated review post, but I wanted to share my initial thoughts.
First up is my favorite (so far!) of this bunch, the S Factor Smoothing Lusterizer. This is a defrizzing product meant to leave your hair silky and shiny. Plus, it is supposed to reduce drying time, thus reducing the amount of heat your hair is exposed to. I use about a 3-pea size amount in my damp hair, and then another pea size amount to the ends of my hair after it is dry. I love this stuff. It has tiny little glitters in it, which leaves your hair super shiny. Plus, it smells delicious – like fruity candy. I can’t stop smelling my hair after using this stuff! I’ve actually been using this whole line on my hair and I couldn’t be happier with it; I will probably do an entire post on this line this week.
I was recently sent the Rosa Arctica Eye* from a lovely PR girl from Kiehls, which is a Youth Regenerating Eye Balm with Rare “Resurrection Flower”. According to their site, the idea behind the Resurrection Flower is that it is able to survive up to 31 months in a dry-out cycle, by falling into antibiosis. When proper moisture conditions are restored it comes back to life without hours (like magic!). On the skin, it works to jolt the cells, stimulating skin’s own collagen and elastin production. This might sound a bit gimmicky, but I like the idea behind it. I actually think of little collagen flowers blooming under my eyes as I apply this. This eye cream also has white birch extract, which is a sugar ingredient known for its ability to boost hydration to the skin, and cocoa and shea butters for nourishment. Plus, it has Squalane, a Kiehl’s signature ingredient, which is easily absorbed in the skin and helps restore skin’s natural moisture balance. The texture is a balm, similar to chapstick, and feels luxurious under your eyes. I'll admit, it took me a bit to get used to the texture as it is different than your typical cream or gel, but I like it. I also think this would be great paired with another eye cream, like the Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado.
Kiehl’s is currently having their Friend’s and Family sale right now for 20% off your entire purchase with coupon code “FAMILY”. This ends on June 17th. I’m personally going to pick up the Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado and the Crème de Corps Soy Milk and Honey Whipped Body Butter. If you guys have any other Kiehl’s must-haves let me know in a comment! I am new to the brand and with the sale going on I want to try a few things out!
I’ve been using two Kate Somerville products recently: the HydraKate Line Release Face Serum and the Deep Tissue Repair Cream with Peptide K8. I love using these, as they feel absolutely lush on my skin, but they are very expensive. They both are meant to work really well at hydrating your skin and being anti-aging, so once I use these more I will do a more in-depth review. Plus, the serum has my love, Hyaluronic acid! P.S. I have to do a review of the Kate Somerville Goat Milk Cream – it’s love in a little purple jar!
Last we have the newest addition to my little skincare family, the Ren Clearcalm 3 Clarifying Clay Cleanser. I purchased this after reading about it on Caroline Hirons blog, and I have loved it for the few times I have used it. It’s an antibacterial cleanser formulated to fight acne while helping to prevent future breakouts, and has antimicrobial properties. I purchased this for days where my skin is acting up, but it is super gentle on my dry skin and something I could use daily without it being too harsh. I will definitely need to use this more before giving it a proper review, but so far so good!
If you want me to do a dedicated review post on any of these items, let me know in a comment! I hope you enjoyed this Weekend Edit post :)