This week I’ve been in testing heaven, bringing you my top picks for lips, nails, and skin! I’m also excited to share that I’ve been testing out a plethora of new subscription services, so stay tuned in the next few weeks for additional info on them and reviews, ranging from fitness and fashion to beauty and wellness!
I don’t think I’ve ever heard any of my friends say that they get an ample amount of sleep. Especially as we move into more hectic work and life schedules, our bodies and minds take a beating from the lack of sleep, but our skin especially takes a big hit. The Garnier Ultra Life Miracle Sleeping Cream Anti-Age + Anti-Fatigue Night Cream & Garnier Ultra Life Miracle Sleeping Cream Anti-Age + Anti-Fatigue Eye Cream introduces lavender essential oil, caffeine, hyaluronic acid, hydroxy acids, and rare plant extracts (julibrissin bark), to fight the signs of aging and stress while reducing the look of fatigue and dryness. Apply these nightly, that provide the lasting benefits of a mask in a cream formula, so that they can take the time that you are asleep to restore and rejuvenate the skin. Each one retails for $16.99, available at mass food and drug stores nationwide.
Testing out beauty products is a favorite chore of mine, and I very much enjoyed giving this trio from Revlon a try last week! The product that most caught my eye was the PhotoReady Prime + Anti Shine Balm ($12.99) which can be worn under and over makeup for a smooth finish. There’s been a bevy of products to the market that emphasize the “poreless” effect, however this hard-working product is easy to transport in a compact form and goes on clear to magically conceal imperfections and concerns like lines and wrinkles while eliminating shine. You ready to talk lips? Take your look to the next level with highly pigmented, high definition shades with the Revlon Ultra HD Lipstick ($8.99 each), available in 20 colors and featuring wax-free gel technology that gets you to the core of the color in just one application. It’s lightweight and saturating at once, and comes in the scent of whipped vanilla and cream mango!
Moving onto nails, the Revlon ColorStay Gel Envy is the real deal for a gel-like polish look without the commitment, or damage from a light-cured gel product. Each hue has a built-in base coat to save time (and money) when painting your nails, with the finishing touch coming by way of the Diamond Top Coat, for added strength and shine to protect the polished look against your daily activities. Currently available in 30 shades, each one retails for just $7.99, at drug and mass retailers nationwide.
I always want my skin care cosmetics to give me as much SPF as possible, and with the Your Skin But Better CC Cream with SPF 50 ($38) from It Cosmetics, being protected from the sun is no longer a concern! Unlike other CC creams, this one offers satisfying, full coverage, more akin to a foundation than a tinted moisturizer, and includes brighteners, anti-aging, and color-correcting proerties thanks to peptides, niacin, algae, vitamins A, C, B, and E, hyaluronic acid, hydrolyzed collagen plus antioxidants and botanicals. For the ultimate smooth complextion, pair it with the highly pigmented Bye Bye Under Eye Anti-Aging Concealer ($24), which proves just a little goes a long way, including hydrolyzed collagen, and Vitamins C & K to plump skin and boost the anti-aging benefits. Use it conceal dark circles or any sort of lines or imperfections. Purchase It Cosmetics online at its website, or in-store at Ulta.