My favorite products this month. Lotion Yon-Ka – Dry Skin Toner: My aesthetician swears by Yon-Ka, a French skincare brand, and sells the line in her office. I use a few toners/waters in rotation depending on what my skin needs. I use this hydrating one in the morning which contains Lavender Oil, Geranium Flower Oil, Rosemary Leaf Oil, Cypress Oil, and Thyme Oil. Buy from Dermstore here with free
It’s been talked to death by beauty bloggers everywhere and still retains cult status. The shadows are rich and pigmented. You can get a thousand looks from this one palette and it’s my favorite to travel with for this reason. All Urban Decay products are cruelty-free and vegan. Available at Sephora and Ulta. $52.
The Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler acquired cult status years ago and is still the top selling curler today. This is one of my most essential beauty tools and it still gives my lashes great curl after years of use. At one time it was sold in stores but now you can only get it direct from Shu Uemura for $20.
Phyx Intense Overnight Repair Masque by Kronos: I discovered this hair mask about five years ago and I’m so happy that I did. It’s terrific. If you doubt me, note that it holds The Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval for #1 overnight hair treatment. Amazon has the best price. Garnier Miracle Skin Perfector BB Cream: My favorite drugstore BB cream to date. Applies like a sheer and creamy tinted
There aren’t any “misses” in this round of Empties or Products I’ve used up. That means money well spent! Sally Hansen Wax Strip Kit Brow/Face/Bikni: Fabulous little home waxing kit. This works. You may still need to tweeze a couple of stubborn hairs but this $6 kit is perfect between salon visits. Pick it up at any drugstore or Ulta. Clarins Advanced Extra Firming Eye Contour Serum: I’ve been using
I’m in Las Vegas and it’s hot! Some of my summer favorites. RoC® Gommage Doux Lissant Soft Smoothing Scrub: I bought this exfoliating scrub in Canada and love it. This is the French version which has a few more ingredients than the US version but the they’re very similar. Not only does it work beautifully as an exfoliant, it smells incredible, like a combination of flowers and Love’s Baby
Hits Blousey Shampoo by Lush: I loved this shampoo from one of my favorite brands, Lush. All Lush products are organic, handmade and vegan. The only negative thing I can say about Lush products is that they’re expensive, but then handmade, vegan products are going to cost a little more. I’m willing to pay for cruelty-free and they are truly wonderful to use! My brother’s dog, Willie got ahold
This month turned me onto some new favorites as well as some old stand buys. Shiseido Facial Cotton: Hands down THE BEST cotton pads on the market. Do your face a favor and get your hands on a packet of these. They’re often sold out on the website and in stores. Once you try them, you’ll see why they can’t keep them in stock. Usually available where Shiseido is