The Classic Blossom Palette by KKW Beauty 🌸
This was my first KKW Beauty purchase and I am loving it. What I like about having a palette is that it encourages you to try new looks outside of your comfort zone. The shades in this one are universally flattering and so much fun to play with because they all go really well together. I use Tarte concealer to prime my lid and the shadow stay intact all day ($45).
Lala Retro Whipped Cream Moisturizer by Drunk Elephant 🐘
First Drunk Elephant purchase and safe to say its worth the hype! Though I was perfectly happy with the moisturizer I had — I noticed a lot of beauty bloggers were raving about this one. One of the reasons I like shopping at Sephora is they are happy to give you samples so that you can try products before you buy. I’m into trying different things but I am definitely more cautious about trying new products on my face because my skin is sensitive. It took a few days to get used to this one but I did notice a visible improvement in the texture of my skin. I went away for few days and tried a different sample that did not work well for me at all. When I got back home I used the Lala Retro Whipped Cream again and my face cleared up practically overnight. Hands down the best $60 that I’ve spent at Sephora. This moisturizer costs more than the one I had before but my skin is in much better condition so I can use less primer, concealer and foundation. 100% recommend. I would consider this a thicker moisturizer (a necessity for New England winters) but Drunk Elephant’s Protini Polypeptide Cream may be a good option for those seeking something lighter.
Since I mentioned using less concealer and primer I just wanted to mention that I am still using and liking the Tatcha Skin Canvas Protective Primer (this has lasted me 6+ months) and the Tarte Creaseless Under Concealer (been using just about 3 months).
Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil by Bumble and Bumble 💁🏻♀️
This was a recommendation from my hairdresser Kerri. She’s given me a lot of good tips like using quality shampoo/conditioner, washing hair with cold water and not as often. After a year of taking her advice my hair is a lot healthier and I’ve reversed damage that came from years of lightening. This invisible oil is a nice little addition to my routine. I use two pumps on damp hair and wait 10 minutes for it to soak in before drying and styling.