Weekend Catch-Up #5

Weekend Catch-Up #5

I’m back with my weekly round-up, and this week things got pretty exciting: makeup launches, a new YULI product on trial, and pretty daring lip colors (well, daring to me, at least…).

Makeup Launch: Kjaer Weis launched three new products*: one cream blush, one lip tint, and one eye shadow, which are all absolutely stunning. Worn together, they are meant to recreate a modern, Hollywood glam look. I will post a more detailed review of them to talk about colors, textures, and wear; but I must say, they are great additions to the collection. I have worn the cream blush (pinky-nude) every single day since I got it and it looks especially great when worn in combo with the Radiance Highlighter.

Empties. I have a couple of pumps left, but I am pretty much out of the Odacité Gentle Rejuvenating Cleanser, which will obviously be repurchased. I have rarely used up the same cleanser more than two times. It is very gentle and has a milky texture that allows for a quick massage. It cleanses very well without “drying” the skin and does not leave any pore-clogging residue. Simple and effective, I love it.

Purchases. After using up all of my tiny samples, I picked up a full-size of the Tata Harper Resurfacing Maskbecause I have been quite impressed with how it takes care of blemishes. In fact, I do not like to use it all over my face as much as I like to use it as a spot-treatment. Also, having a gel-like texture, I can leave it on for as long as needed and it will not crumble like powder masks.

Serum on Trial. I was going through some serious PMS-related skin trouble, so I gave in and opened my bottle of YULI Liquid Courage, (it was not an excuse, I needed help!), and I am so glad I did… I have only used it for a few days, but so far, it is doing so good to my skin. It is actually the first Vitamin C-rich product that I have tried that does not cause my skin to react, therefore it’s a keeper.

This Week’s Sales. The Detox Market Sale Alert! My weekly temptation to check one more product off my wishlist. This week they are offering 15% off on their Fall selection, which includes some May Lindstrom products, Kjaer Weis, RMS Beauty, MV Skincare, Ilia Beauty, Odacité… (Use Code: FALL14). 

Lipstick Love. I am having a berry/purple lipstick moment and the ones that I have been reaching for the most are La Bella Figura Just Jenna* for daytime (pretty awesome texture and soft color), Ilia Beauty Around The World for a more bold color, and Ilia Beauty Ink Pot for evening.

I hope you had a great week!

*PR Sample