April 2, 2020

Beauty: Eight Products That Have Impressed Me

Revitalash & Neulash Lash Serums | Beauty: Eight Products That Have Impressed Me

Over the past few months, I’ve tried a few new things that really impressed me: a lash serum that has made my lashes lot longer; another serum that’s added some fullness to my naturally skimpy brows; a mascara that gives me long lashes without any flakes; and a few other things worth writing about. Lets jump right into them.

Revitalash & Neulash Lash Serums:

With both pregnancies, my lashes got incredibly sad. The odd thing was that with Sasha, my hair became thicker than it has ever been, but my lashes were another story. After giving birth, I tried several lash serums but the two that really impressed me were Revitalash and Neulash. Neither irritated my eyes and over the course of two months, both dramatically improved the length and look of my lashes. When I crowdsourced on instastories, I got hundreds of recommendations but Revitalash and Neulash were the two that were recommended the most. It’s hard to say which one I like better, but they both definitely work!

Thrive Tubing Mascara:

Unlike conventional mascaras which paint lashes with pigment, tubing mascaras create water-resistant, tube-like enclosures around each individual lash. Instead of flaking or smudging throughout the day, these “tubes” slide off with warm water and some gentle pressure. Because of my slightly hooded eye shape, 98% of mascaras would smudge on me. I tried every single popular brand under the sun with none of them working. I realized that what my eyes needed was a tubing mascara. Yes, I know I’m very late to the game!! For those that are unfamiliar, tubing mascara is different than traditional mascaras which paint lashes. Tubing mascaras create little “tubes” that coat each individual lashes that don’t flake or smudge and slide off with warm water.  The best part is that after discovering tubing mascara, I’m finally able to wear mascara on my bottom lashes for that pretty, Bambi-eyed look.

I tried a few tubing mascara brands but the one that impressed me the most was the one from Thrive. It’s probably the best mascara I’ve tried in years!  No smudging and it makes my lashes look so long. I know it doesn’t work for every eye shape and unfortunately it may not hold a curl as well as other mascaras, but I’ll take that over raccoon eyes any day.

Sephora Waterproof Liner:

Again, I’ve tried every eyeliner under the sun and this one from Sephora has been one of the best for using on the waterline. I first saw TIBAL on Instagram recommend it and I haven’t looked back since. The color stays put and it does not smudge! My favorite colors are the shimmering olive and dark chocolate with bronze shimmer, as I find black a bit too harsh for my complexion.


When I placed my order for the lash serums, I ended up adding the Neubrow to my cart after reading a lot of great reviews. It’s been about 6 weeks and I definitely notice new brow growth. It’s not dramatic, but it’s something. Also when I shared this to intastories, I had many people message me that Neubrow has done wonders for them, but it took several months. If you decide to try, I suggest doing what I forgot to do – take a before photo so you’re able to document the growth!

Saie Glowy Super Gel:

I’ve been quite impressed with the entire Saie range, but my favorite product has to be their glowy super gel. It’s sheer, yet gives the most beautiful glow. It can be worn alone, under makeup or as a primer. But I prefer it on top of moisturizer, especially when the skin is still soaking it in.

Farmacy Honey Potion Mask:

I’m late to this mask but man, I’m so glad I discovered it. It’s simple but does such a nice job at adding a nice dose of hydration and softness to the skin. On the nights that I use active ingredients that are a bit stronger (retinols or acids), I’ll break it up by using this mask while I hang around my house. It also has the nicest warming effect when applied to the skin.

Glossier Cloud Paint Cheek Color in Puff:

I’m typically a powder blush girl but I was finding that after a couple of hours, all of the blush would be wiped away. Enter a cream blush that stays put all day. I mix this with a little bit of my Kevyn Aucoin Glass Glow (I use “clear”) and “cocktail” them together. The result is a a little tint and a little glowiness all wrapped into one.  FYI: I do use this on days I use the above Saie Super Gel! The key for me is to use a little bit of each product. When it comes to makeup, less is more!

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  • Maria FernanDa

    Have a question when using the farmacy mask. Do you follow your normal skincare routine? Like cleanser, toner, etc., then mask or do you change the order?

  • Janine

    So many brands I have never heard about – thanks for sharing! I finally need to get on the lash serum bandwaggon, I have heard raaave reviews about Revitalash and am very curious about it!
    xx Janine

  • Mireia

    Thanks for the recommendations!

    Mireia from TGL

  • Laney

    Thank you so much for including Glowy Super Gel 💜 so happy you’re loving it!

  • Francine

    Hi Helena,
    Hope you and your family are doing well and staying healthy.
    I’ve been using Latisse for years and find it very effective. Unfortunately, it’s pricey – plus prescription only. Any sense how well Revitilash stacks up against Latisse? I would absolutely try it, but a little scared that I would lose all of the fabulous lashes I have if I stop Latisse!

  • Anastasiia

    Hi ! Thank you so much for your post- it is really useful and interesting for young ladies.By the way I want to notice that you have a really nice and interesting design of your blog. If you want you can take some pics in png format from rzyber.com I take the pictures there and really like it.
    In you post I found a lot of new brands.. now I am checking the prices and really like it. Maybe you now where I can order it to Russia ?
    Thanks a lot!

  • kanak yadav

    this is great post

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    Thank you for the reviews! Right when I need to buy new mask.

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  • marianna

    Amazing post – so many brands I never heard before and they fit perfectly with my skin! Been in love with the Marble Tray do you have any recommendations from where to get one myself? xxx

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