November 2, 2017

Monthly Favorites in Beauty {November}

It’s been a while since I’ve shared some of my favorite products and it’s long overdue. If you follow me on Insta Stories, I often share the products I’m using (and loving), but sometimes I forget that after 24 hours, the information is wiped out.

Of course there are some products that come and go, but then there are those that deserve to live in a post.

Monthly Favorites, Olaplex Hair Perfector Products, Helena of Brooklyn BlondeOlaplex Hair Perfector: I first found out about this stuff from Julie. I met Julie at Create & Cultivate and for whatever reason, I took an instant liking to her. Her energy, her vibe, and it didn’t hurt that she had a beautiful French Canadian accent. I started following Julie on Instagram and one day she expressed how Olaplex basically “saved her hair.” Like me, she uses heat and goes lighter in color (let’s be honest, not the best combo). I immediately ordered it and after sharing it on my own stories, a bunch of you guys messaged me with a “Yes! This product is incredible.” Well, it’s definitely helped in making my hair feel healthier and happier. It’s basically a reparative treatment that rebuilds broken hair.

No. 3 is the at-home version (No. 1 and No. 2 are done in-salon and apparently many of you also swear by it) and is a less potent version.

Monthly Beauty Favorites, Laura Mercier Foundation Primer, Helena of Brooklyn BlondeLaura Mercier Primer: I’m a bit late to this primer party but now I totally get why it’s such an industry favorite. Whether I’m wearing tinted moisturizer, foundation or just concealer, it does a beautiful job at prepping the skin for what’s to come and actually keeping my skin looking good all day. I usually set whatever makeup I’m wearing with their Translucent Pressed Powder. Another favorite! Monthly Favorites, SkinCeuticals Beauty Products, Helena of Brooklyn BlondeSkinceuticals C E Ferulic: I started using this stuff when my dermatologist said that if she could recommend two ingredients to her patients, it would be retinol and vitamin C.

This particular serum contains multiple antioxidants (a blend of Vitamin C, Vitamin E, and ferulic acid) to help prevent wrinkles, sun damage, and to help fade dark spots. Furthermore, when you apply it before your SPF, it protects against free radicals and basically makes your SPF work better.

Whatever brand you decide to go with, Vitamin C and retinol are both the type of products that do not give instant results. However, overtime, they’re both scientifically proven to do wonders as we age. I think that’s the biggest misconception with this product. People want immediate results, which I totally get, but after chatting with many industry experts, doctors and actual scientists, that won’t always happen. BUT , when comparing women (and men) who’ve used both retinol and a vitamin c overtime, there’s a dramatic difference in the skin.

L’Occitane Cleansing Oil: For those who’ve read my beauty favorites in the past, you know that I typically do a double cleanse when washing my face at night. I started using this cleansing oil a few months ago and I absolutely love it. It does a beautiful job at breaking down all of my makeup, including waterproof mascara, and leaving my face feeling cleansed but never dry – especially now as we head into the colder months. I rub a dime-sized amount on my dry face, massage in and then use a cleansing cloth and warm water to remove. I follow up with a drop of Jordan Samuel’s Plie cleanser just to make sure I got everything off.

For The Skin: SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic | Laura Mercier Foundation Primer – Oil Free | L’Occitane Cleansing Oil.

For The Hair: Olaplex Hair Perfector No.3

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  • Kristina

    I really need to start using Laura Mercier, I hear so many great things about them! The cleansing oil also sounds great.

  • Kim

    I’m in love with the Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer and I haven’t used it in SO LONG – I almost forgot about it!

    Kim .. the best long cardis and giveaway!

  • Alina

    SkinCeuticals products are really amazing!

  • Holly

    I’ve tried so many primers and have come back to the Laura Mercier one so many times. I should try the Olaplex though! I’m always trying to keep my hair healthy after getting it lightened.

  • Magda

    I have been using Olaplex no.3 and it really works!

  • jakie

    Hi do you use fillers or botox? I feel a lot of bloggers do.

  • Michela

    the foundation primer from Laura Mercier is something amazing!!
    Miki x

  • Hillary

    My dermatologist said the exact same thing! If she could recommend 2 things to stay looking young it was retinol at night & vitamin c at day. She also recommended Skinceuticals brand Vit C serum! And always always sunscreen 🙂

  • Naty Diaw

    i need these


    I’m convinced that I need to buy Olaplex!

  • Adriana

    I need to try that primer from Laura Mercier! Great faves!

    The Black Blush

  • veronika

    I found the Olaplex product on amazon. Have you heard that fake product is being sold?

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