Weekend Catch-Up #33

Weekend Post 33

I hope you’re all having a lovely April so far. Here’s the usual weekly recap…

Wishlist. Remember the Jane Iredale Just Kissed Lip and Cheeks Stain that I reviewed ages ago? It is a brilliant makeup product (read my full review here) that adjusts to your body chemistry and creates a custom shade when it comes in contact with your skin. Well, I recently found out that Jane Iredale launched a new shade this Spring, called Forever Peach. Since I loved the product, but I was hoping to see a warmer shade for it, I am pretty sure that I will love it. You can find it here.

Lurk Perfume. I am not the biggest fan of rose-based perfume, but Lurk RSW005* is the exception. It’s gorgeous; delicate, sophisticated, and unique. Together with the fresh rose scent are sandalwood and a hint of citrus that gives an unexpected twist to it. Perfect if you do not like strong, overpowering scents and lasts very well compared to other “natural” fragrances. You can check it out here.

Skincare Update. Lately I have received many requests to write an update about my skincare routine. Be on the lookout for an update top-shelf/skincare routine post, although I have not added much new product. I think that sticking to products that work well for my skin + clean diet (almost completely sugar-free, except for some raw honey and small amounts of fruit with low GI) have helped tremendously with keeping my skin blemish-free. I have not seen  improvements with scars/dark spots/wrinkles, but I have not used any targeted treatments either. I plan to experiment more with new skincare products as soon as I get more free time. In particular, there is one treatment that I am very curious about: the True Nature Botanicals Pacific Night Serum with Retinol for Sensitive Skin. Anyone tried it already?

Treat Collection Haul. As I mentioned in the last catch-up post, I took advantage of some really good deals that I found for Treat Collection Nail Polish and bought a few, (you can still check out the sale here). The color that I fell in love with is called A Special Something, a strawberry-red that is opaque in one coat, dries quickly, and is perfect for Spring/Summer. I am also happy with the Base Coat, a sheer milky color that makes the perfect base for my mani and dries very fast, and the Fast Drying Top Coat, which dries quickly as well. I will show you more colors in the future.

New Ellovi Butter*. Remember the delicious Ellovi Butter? Well, an even more delicious version of it was just launched: Mint+Chocolate! The moment I opened my jar I began to crave ice cream, but don’t worry, it’s not too sweet. It’s just really, really good. There is also a lip balm with the same exact scent. It is handmade in California with simple, pure ingredients. You can read my review of Ellovi Butter here, but the new Mint+Chocolate butter balm is currently exclusive at Ellovi.com. Especially great for dry skin and sensitive noses; also vegan-friendly. A great body balm that comes at great price

Giveaway Winner. Congratulations to Anusha Puri for winning the Kjaer Weis Lip Tint in Sweetness. Anusha, please email your mailing information to lilly@genuineglow.com and I will have the prized shipped to you asap. Everyone else, I will have another Instagram giveaway soon, so stay tuned for that. It’s going to be sweet!

Have a wonderful week!

*gifted sample

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  • Anusha Puri

    AHH thank you SO much lily! You have no idea how happy I am! I appreciate your generosity so so much

  • RebeccaNMDL

    love Ellovi – how did I not know about this new scent???

    • I didn’t even know there was a Vanilla one! :) I think you would like Mint+Chocolate. Like anything Ellovi, it smells like pure ingredients. I want to eat it!

  • I’d love to try Lurk RSW005. Their minimalistic aesthetic is swoon-worthy and clean. The Treat nail polish in A Special Something also caught my attention.

    • Hi love, Lurk offers sample packs :) Try RSW005 and let me know how you like it! ;)

  • I’ve wanted to try a serum with retinol for a while, but have been afraid due to the irritation and peeling that I know can occur…but the TNB Pacific Night Serum sounds amazing – no wonder you’re curious about it! Skincare (esp serums) is the one area that I might justify spending that much money.

    • Hi Brianna, I have pretty delicate skin that does not respond well to anything too “active” or “strong”, yet I would love to use a potent anti-aging treatment. I plan to sample the TNB Retinol Serum for sensitive skin and review it. Fingers crossed!

      I do agree — I am willing to pay extra $$ for serums, too. And for cleansers, so the serum can work better. Thanks for reading, and sorry for the delay! :)

  • Hephzibah

    Congratulations Anusha! I haven’t tried JI yet but there’s a lot of love around for her products at the moment :) x

  • Jennifer

    Hi Lilly do you have to follow a Paleo style diet to keep your skin clear or are you just sticking to low gi whole foods? Lots of people write on the Internet that you can’t clear your skin unless you go extremely low carb. What’s your view on this?

  • Makenna

    Love this and your blog! I have a quick question about pricier items. With products like Josh Rosebrook and African Botanics where it is more costly to purchase (from your previous posts), do you find that they last long enough to justify the higher price point? Thanks!

  • Alexis Danielle

    Hi Lilly! I just picked up the Jane Iredale Forever Peach, and I’m pretty sure you’ll love it! It’s gorgeous. I’ll post a pick of me on IG soon with it on. xx