November came and went so fast this year, and yet I managed to finish up a decent pile of products. Here is what I finished:
Bodyography AM/PM Moisturizer ($40.00 for 1.7 oz. from Bodyography): This delectable lightweight and fast absorbing moisturizer, which is formulated for day and night use, melts into the skin leaving it deeply moisturized, soft, smooth and supple. It lightly plumps fine lines, brightens dull skin and it has a delightful light fruity aroma. It can be used alone, or if you want extra hydration, it pairs perfectly with Bodyography Coconut Milk Serum. This moisturizer does not contain an SPF, therefore you will need to use a sunscreen as well. Purchase Again? Perhaps one day, but I have lots of open jars of cream to use up before I buy another!
Colbert MD Intensify Facial Disks ($70.00 for 20 discs from Dermstore, Olivela and the official Colbert MD Amazon Store): I have regularly used various types of facial exfoliating pads for many years, and have to confess that my experience with Colbert MD Intensify Facial Disks was a real game changer for me all of those years ago. While most of the solution soaked exfoliating pads that I have used are thin and double sided, Colbert MD has reimagined its form and instead has opted for a very plush and thick single sided pad. The generously saturated pre-moistened disks include a small tab on the back that makes holding the disk easy, and allows one to maintain effortless control.
The combination of the mild microdermabrasion action from the surface of the pad coupled with the enzyme action of the solution immediately and effectively encourages cell turnover that aids in the promotion of collagen production. Skin, unobstructed by a proliferation of dead skin cells, is then able to effortlessly and effectively absorb skincare products. The end result is unbelievably soft, smooth, supple and luminous skin. Purchase Again? YES! I am working on a brand new box already!Patchology Flashpatch Rejuvenating Eye Gels ($15.00 for 5 pack fromNordstrom, Space NK, Bloomingdale's, Ulta, Dermstore, Revolve, Skinstore and Bluemercury): These eye gels are biodegradable, cruelty-free and vegan, and they effectively cool and de-puff the delicate area below the eyes. They effectively moisturize, soothe and refresh, and each time I use them I notice that my dark circles are diminished, my fine lines are softened, and that my skin boasts a dewy luminosity. Purchase Again? Once I run out of my other eye gels, I will definitely consider purchasing these.
SENTEURS D’ORIENT Hammam Soap in Jasmine of Arabia ($36.00 for 7.2 oz/205 g. from SENTEURS D'ORIENT and Net-A-Porter): This is the most beautiful soap imaginable. From the gorgeous design of the soap itself to the otherworldly aroma of the creamy, delectable Jasmine used to make this ultra-luxe bar– this is the perfect Jasmine soap in which to luxuriate. The rich and creamy lather gently cleanses the skin without stripping it, while the beautiful aroma delights the senses. This gorgeous soap is suspended on a rope– which allows it to effectively dry out between uses. This is the perfect hostess gift, holiday gift or gift for yourself, and I assure you that the recipient will be thrilled by this gorgeous gem of a soap. Purchase Again? Absolutely!
SALT By Hendrix Coco-Salt Body Buff ($25.00 for 7.05 oz. from SALT By Hendrix): is a delectable ultra-luxe natural exfoliant, from Australia, that is vegan, cruelty-free and such a treat to use. It effectively exfoliates dead skin cells leaving the skin silky smooth, incredibly soft and supple. It has a very light milky lavender aroma that is calming, and not in the least bit pungent. Furthermore, it rinses clean and doesn't leave the skin, or the bottom of the shower, covered in an oily residue. Purchase Again? I definitely will buy another one of their body scrubs when I need to replace what I have.
African Botanics Revitalizing Therapy Gel ($65.00 for 2 oz./60ml from African Botanics, Credo Beauty and Net-A-Porter): This is my go-to product whenever I need relief from muscular soreness. lower back pain, and when I desire an overall sense of wellbeing after heavy physical exertion. This miracle gel outranks every ointment that I have ever used post-workout, or for any other aches and pains, and it does so without any silicones, mineral oils, parabens, allergens, phthalates, synthetic fragrances, PEGs or SLSs. Loaded with the highest quality organic ingredients, that are responsibly sourced, this revitalizing gel cools the skin, helps to promote circulation, has potent anti-inflammatory ingredients that reduce swelling, and it hydrates and conditions the skin. The lightweight gel sinks into the skin effortlessly and leaves the skin soft and supple. Unlike many of the ointments, gels and creams that are intended to reduce pain and swelling, and which are loaded with ingredients such as camphor, this wonderfully restorative gel is a very pleasant amalgam of Mint, Clove, Black and Red Pepper, Clary Sage and Cinnamon Leaf Oil. The sensation is cooling, refreshing and pleasant, and it is neither overpowering, nor does the gentle formula irritate the skin. Purchase Again? YES!Philip B. Oud Royal Forever Shine Conditioner ($95.00 for 6 oz.from Nordstrom, Dermstore and Selfridges): This is the embodiment of a luxe conditioner. The ultra emollient formula, coupled with the delectable scent, makes using this conditioner a supremely enjoyable sensory experience. Like its matching shampoo, Philip B. Oud Royal Forever Shine Conditioner boasts the highly innovative and cutting-edge time-released botanical delivery system that imparts hair with unprecedented moisture and shine over a sustained period of time. While one only needs to leave it on for a minute, I prefer to leave it on for 10-20 minutes for deeper hydration. It infuses hair with lasting moisture, glossiness, bounce, and the delectable scent of pure Oud. Purchase Again? At some point, when I can justify this type of splurge!
KMS MOISTREPAIR Conditioner ($23.50 for 8.5 oz.) from KMS Salons nationwide, Look Fantastic, Beauty Expert, Mankind, Beauty Expert and HQ Hair): is a lightweight moisturizing conditioner that immediately softens, conditions, detangles, fights frizz, improves elasticity, and greatly enhances manageability. Furthermore, it leaves behind no greasy residue and does not weigh hair down. Purchase Again? I will consider it the next time I need to buy more conditioner (which will be quite a while!)Alora Ambiance Rosa Reed Diffuser ($60.00 for 8 oz. Reed Diffuser and $90.00 for 16 oz. from the official Beautyhabit Amazon Store): Described as. "A classic floral in every sense of the word, Rosa’s blend of rose essence with a hint of musk makes this romantic fragrance a valuable addition to any room." If you love the scent of a complex rose, then this reed diffuser is made with you in mind. The aroma fills the room with its essence without ever imposing itself of people with sensitive noses! Purchase Again? Absolutely!
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