Lorac | Pro Loose Setting Powder

MSRP: $30.00

“This ultra-fine, cashmere soft powder gives the illusion of an airbrushed, flawless complexion. The multi-purpose, airy, lightweight formula blurs the appearance of pores and fine lines, sets, and corrects under eyes, as well brightens for the ultimate glow, while holding makeup all day without flashback. Set, bake and brighten without drying or settling.”

I hated this product if I be completely honest. Not only was the color off but I did not like the texture of this setting powder. It felt very drying on my skin despite its claims of “set, bake, and brighten without drying..”.

Laura Mercier | Balancing Foaming Cleanser

MSRP: $30.00

“A foaming cleanser that gently yet effectively removes makeup, dirt, and excess oil without stripping skin of essential moisture.”

I enjoy using this cleanser. It is rich, smells luxurious and leaves my skin feeling soft and plump. My dry skin loves this foaming cleanser and usually foaming cleansers tend to leave my skin a little dry.

Bloomeffects | Tulip Dew Mist

MSRP: $34.00

“A multitasking face mist that delivers a brightening boost of antioxidants, plant extracts, and Vitamins B3, C, D, and E to revitalize, refresh, and energize. It’s designed to work as a humectant to prevent moisture loss, plus its formulated with environmentally conscious BoV technology (a first of its kind for clean beauty!). perfect on bare skin, over makeup, or throughout the day as an awakening skin pick-me-up.”

So far, I like this face mist. It is refreshing and very hydrating. It plays well with my makeup and enhances the look with a nice dewy finish.

Bite Beauty | Upswing Extreme Longwear Liquid Eyeliner

MSRP: $25.00

“Infused with passionflower, this ultra-pigmented and super precise liquid eyeliner lets you line the way you want – without worrying about smudging, transferring, or flaking. Plus, the dip format gives you solid, jet-black color payoff in a clean, vegan formula that applies effortlessly and doesn’t fade.”

Like most liquid eyeliners this one gets the job done with no bleeding and the fine felt tip makes creating wings easy and comfortable.

Complex Culture Beauty | Sonic T-Bar Facial Massager

MSRP: $58.00

“This sonic-powered toll delivers a modern facial massage to increase blood flow, reduce puffiness, relieve facial tension, and help tone facial contours. Give yourself the daily luxury of an at-home massage to temporarily smooth and sculpt skin. rejuvenate and sculpt your skin in just a matter of minutes whenever you can squeeze into your routine.”

VERB | Ghost Oil

MSRP: $18.00

“This weightless hair oil revitalizes strands from root to ends. Powered by moringa oil, this blend works to hydrate and fight frizz. It’s proven to enhance shine by 75% (in a third-party lab testing setting after applying to dry human hair fibers).”

Hydrating? Yes. Fights frizz? Yes. Will I purchase this oil again on my own? Probably not. Nothing against it but I already have hair products making the same claims.

My skin and this new climate!

My skin and this new climate!

The water out here is different! After a shower I am left feeling so dry, I don’t think my skin has ever appreciated lotions and body butters so much since leaving New York. One thing I wish someone told me before moving out here was “the water will dry out your skin”.

Now that I figured out why my dry skin type was really showing out since we moved, I quickly revised and tweaked my skincare routine. I am still a Fenty Skin lover and still use that system, but I have also incorporated some other products into my routine to help restore, replenish, and hydrate my skin. Serums, masks, eye creams/gels and overnight creams has been my skin’s best friends. Below I will break down what I have been using lately.


Glow Recipe – Plum Plump Hyaluronic Serum

“This silky water gel serum features a unique blend of 3 types of plum, hyaluronic acid, and vegan collagen. This formula contains 5 weights of hyaluronic acid to target different layers of the skin for deep hydration.”

This serum has come in clutch these last couple of months. While the Fenty Skin Fat Water is a toner/serum hybrid it needs a bit more hydration out here. This serum does just that, it hydrates and visibly plumps up my skin while also adding a subtle glow. With this product a little goes a long way. I put this on after applying my Fat Water daily.


Grace & Stella – Anti-Wrinkle & Energizing Face Mask

“It’s like an energy drink for your face!”

This gel “sheet” mask is like an energy drink for your face. Its hydrating and revitalizing. After using this mask my skin looks glowy and glossy but is not sticky or tight once the essence dries.

111Skin – Rose Gold Brightening Facial Treatment Mask

“The ultimate pre-event mask; this hydrogel formula infuses the skin with radiance boosting ingredients for a glowing complexion.”

I honestly throw this mask on a day when I want my skin to feel luxurious. This mask is leaving my skin supple, refreshed, and visibly plump. It reduces inflammation and soothes the skin.

Eye creams & gel patches

The skin around the eyes is very sensitive and tends to dry out rather easily. To combat this, I have been using:

Fenty Skin – Flash Nap Instant Revival Eye Gel Cream

“Puffiness and dark circles—chill: Fake a flash nap and instantly wake up tired-looking eyes with this 2-in-1 eye cream and concealer primer.”

I like this eye gel cream. I tend to use it mostly in the morning, so I see it reduce my under-eye puffiness. Its super hydrating and soothing.

Sephora Collection – Clean Eye Mask

“Each of the 91% naturally sourced, vegan ingredients in this five-minute bio-cellulose eye mask target under-eye concerns like dryness and dark circles.”

I love these clean eye mask from Sephora. They are very affordable and are nice under eye boosters. I like to wear them while I do my eyeshadow.

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Overnight cream

Fenty Skin – Instant Reset Overnight Recovery Gel- Cream

“Bounce back after one night. Wake up to juicy skin: nourished, renewed, glowing. This rich gel-cream moisturizer instantly hydrates, reducing the look of fine lines and wrinkles. In just one week, pores and dark spots look better, too. Keep using it, and we swear your skin has never looked so juicy-smooth.”

I will be honest at first, I did not like this product! Turns out I was applying entirely too much. Now I enjoy this overnight gel-cream hybrid. I do not use it every night but on the nights that I do, I notice a difference in the morning.

Bonus product that I have incorporated into my body skincare routine is Tree Hut Shea Butter Sugar Scrub in Coconut Lime. 2-3 time a week I exfoliating my body using this scrub and I must say I noticed a difference in the softness, smoothness, and overall appearance of my skin.

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