Catch-Up #42

Catch-Up 42

I hope that those of you who celebrated the Independence Day, (one of my favorite American holidays), had a fun and safe time! Aside from the power-outage-causing thunderstorms, it was nice to have a long weekend with the mister. Here are the highlights from the past week.

Skincare routine addition. An updated skincare routine post is definitely overdue, but I wanted to share that I added a new face treatment into my routine that I am pretty excited about. It is the Tammy Fender Epi-Peel*, which is a thick, paste-like mask that is meant to provide the same results of a spa peel. Since my skin is so delicate the whole peeling concept is quite terrifying to me, but I have used it twice this week and my skin did not get irritated at all. As always, I will give it more time before writing a full-review, but so far I am really liking it. You can check it out at The Detox Market. If you live in the Europe you may find it at Space NK.

Makeup L♥ve. It’s hard not to be repetitive when I am so infatuated with certain makeup products, but the new Kjaer Weis Dazzling bronzer* and Grace eye shadow are rocking my world, makeup-wise. Lately I have been more into less-obvious makeup: neutral tones, less foundation, less blush, less lipstick; mainly because in the Florida Summer heat less makeup looks better. The Kjaer Weis Dazzling bronzer looks natural on the skin, and although it has a bit of a dewy finish, it does not feel greasy, nor make my pores look enlarged. The Grace eyeshadow is the perfect soft taupe and as I said in the review, it is perfect to create a soft shadow under the lower lash line. The other makeup product that I have been using every day is the Fior Minerals Organic Eyeliner. Perfect color to go with my soft, bronzed, every day look and surprisingly, good staying power.

LOV OrganicTea. I recently started to drink Lov Organic Tea*. It’s certified organic by ECOCERT France, and it comes in a bunch of different flavors. My favorite one, called Lov is good,  is actually caffeine free, so if you are looking for a caffein-free tea option, this is great. Another one I enjoy is Lov is beautiful, which has a peach taste. Good stuff! This one I got from The Detox Market.

RMS Beauty Skin2Skin Foundation Brush. So I finally received my RMS foundation brush (the one whose head looks like a cinnamon bun) and used it today for the first time to apply the Gressa foundation and my first impressions are very positive. The first thing I noticed is that it is quite small (much smaller than I expected), and for that reason it easily reaches small areas of the face that need more of a detailed application, like around the nose. I was very pleased with the way it blended the foundation, so I will try to use it with a couple of different face products (Kjaer Weis foundation, for example), and report to you my final thoughts. Although it is a bit expensive, I am glad I bought it because I don’t like big foundation brushes, especially now that I am trying to use foundation only in selected areas of my face that need a little coverage. I bought it at The Detox Market.

Kari Gran Lip Whip*. At this point I think that most of you have already tried the Kari Gran Lip Whip, which is a popular lip balm that comes in a jar. I only started to use it this week (I have Naked, which is the clear one) and I really like it. It’s a bit on the thick side so I use it at night, and I find that in the morning I still have a tiny bit on my lips, so it’s nice for overnight treatment, and it smells like sweet peppermint. It’s available at Kari Gran’s official website and at Sephora.

Sales. If you did not take advantage of the 4th of July sales yet, The Detox Market is having a 15% off sale that is ending soon (use code FIREWORK). If you have not placed an order at Levert Beauty yet, you can sign up for their newsletter and receive 15% off your first order. Find LeVert Beauty here.

*gifted/PR samples

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  • RebeccaNMDL

    I love the RMS brush! I agree, it’s smaller than I expected but it’s perfect. I use it with my Haut HDD foundation, and was so happy I bought a back-up brush – I have a tendency to drop stuff on the floor : ) Now I want the blush brush too!

    • Same here, I am so clumsy :( I agree with you, this is such a great brush! The blush brush looks like the perfect size, too :)

      • Petra Kovarik

        Hi Lily, how would you compare your RMS brush with gressa skin air focus foundation brush?
        I use gressa foundation and RMS uncover-up concealer and I don’t know for which decide – I prefer the light cover. still i am looking for the brush for a setting powder – gressa seems to be the perfect for this purpose…thanks for your advice :-)

  • Oooh that RMS Brush is a lot smaller than I would have thought too! Still want it though..haha! Love Grace eyeshadow on you, it looks amazing!

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  • I can’t wait to hear your full review on the Tammy Fender Epi-Peel! I’ve also got me eye on the beautiful new releases from Kjaer Weis.