September Writing Challenge #4 – Favourite Products from Summer 2017
I’ve said it before and I will continue to say it, I’m a product junkie. The amount of stuff in my bathrooms, closet and just all over the place in general is insane. The title of this post is pretty vague and I realize that products could mean pretty much anything, but I’m going to stick with makeup/beauty type products to make this easier for me to write, and for you to read.
I love everything about Summer. The weather, the clothing, the feeling of freedom (which is weird since I work FT), and of course, the products. I’m super excited to share with you some of my highly used and favourited products of Summer 2017!
Urban Decay – Naked Flushed – $35 – Sephora (Naked Flushed)
I was walking through Macy’s in the Fashion Show Mall in Vegas when I was stopped by a girl working at the UD counter, she wanted me to try out some highlighter. I have SUPER oily skin so I really don’t feel like I need a highlighter, I have enough shine, thank you! But, she was nice and I was just killing time so I let her go for it. She used the Naked Flushed trio on me, which is a blush, bronzer and highligher in one, and I was amazed! My skin looked SO GOOD! Of course I ended up buying it and I have used it every day since. The colours and coverage were perfect and pretty natural looking, although you could layer more if you wanted a more dramatic look. It comes in 6 different shades, and she used Streak on my olive medium toned skin. Highly, highly recommend this! It’s something that I will repurchase over and over. Oh, and it’s great for travelling since it’s eliminates the need to carry all three items separately.
Boscia – Multi-Masking Medley – $24 – Sephora (Multi-Masking Medley)
I found this mask set while I was at a Sephora event earlier in the Summer. I had to spend something like $18 to get a free gift (the free gift probably wasn’t worth the $18 btw, but how could I resist?!) so I just grabbed this on my way to the counter. I’m so glad that I did! I’ve actually already repurchased it twice since then. I don’t know about you guys, but I have been wanting to try a peel off mask forever but after hearing a lot of horror stories, I wasn’t sure it was for me. Well, these masks change all of that. Seriously. They are unreal! The set comes with three different kinds:
- Luminizing Black Mask (you get 2 of these)
- Green Tea Oil-Control Mask
- Bright White Mask
You apply a thick layer to clean skin and leave it for around 30-40 minutes to dry. Once dry you experience one of the most satisfying experiences in life of peeling it off in one go. Each mask has left my skin feeling cleaner, softer, and looking brighter. I love these so much that I’m actually going to buy another pack of these this weekend.
Boscia – Sake Brightening Hydrogel Eye Masks – $20 – Sephora (Sake Eye Masks)
Another Boscia product that is turning me into a major Boscia fan. While I was in New York earlier this year, I tried some gel eye masks and fell in love with them. Unfortunately, I can’t find them in Canada so I have been looking for alternatives ever since. Luckily for me, I found them! I bought these eye masks when I was buying my second pack of the face masks above. Boscia promises to hydrate and brighten the skin around your eyes throughout regular use of these masks and I can vouch for them that they achieve their goal. The skin around my eyes definitely feels smoother and looks brighter. Huge bonus is how cooling and relaxing they feel when they are on your skin!
Philosophy Pure Grace Summer Surf – Firming Body Emulsion – $37 – Philosophy (Summer Surf Body Emulsion)
This was another Macy’s purchase when I was in Las Vegas. It was the second to last day of our trip, I was feeling sad about going home and wanted to find something that will always remind me of summer. This body emulsion did not disappoint! It’s kind of hard to describe how it smells, other than it just smells like summer in a bottle! It smells sort of like the ocean mixed with sunscreen (the good smelling kind) mixed with relaxation. The smell lasts a while on your skin too, I find on me that I can smell it very faintly even at the end of the day. Philosophy products are always great and this one is no exception, my skin feels instantly soft and moisturized every time I use this. It’s perfection after a relaxing shower!
What are your favourite products of the summer?