Here’s another video of me chattering on about what my favorites are this month.
I picked one item from each category that really was used consistently throughout the month. I figured this gave me some parameters so I didn’t end up picking a ton of items. Which I did the first time I filmed it. 15 minutes later I was still rambling on about soap and oils. So short and sweet it is.
It’s cold, it’s hot, it’s dry, it’s not. Your lips this time of year my dears are put through the whole shebang. That’s why I find lip care especially important when the temperature drops. For me this trio of balm, treatment and exfoliation works wonders!
(Left to right : LBF La Curacio lip treatment and Suvana Paw Paw & Honey Balm )
I start with exfoliating my lips 1-2 times a week. For me I just use a little organic sugar mixed with a little water to make a paste. Massage lips gently and then wash it off. Pretty easy and most of everyone has it in the house. No fancy lip scrubs needed here. The balm I have been carrying with me everywhere is the Suvana Paw Paw and Honey Balm. It’s hydrating without being sticky, smells nicely of honey, and leaves lips glossy. For night time and first thing upon waking I apply a thicker richer balm. La Bella Figura’s La Curacio is full of amazing emollient oils and butters. I noticed after the first couple nights of using this that my lips are softer and haven’t cracked (something they always do in the winter). And it might be my imagination but I swear they are rosier (maybe the bit of ginger in it?). Either way it’s a total staple. I just bought a backup and one for a gift too. Next up I’ll have a post just in time for the holidays on my most favorite red lip colors!
*all products purchased by me. Reviews are my own opinions. Photos and content copyrighted to Alexis Danielle.*
This product is a total gem! I was lucky enough to receive this sample of La Bella Figura Cold Pressed Barbary Fig Seed Oil* in my recent Goodebox. Originally it was supposed to be the famed Decouverte Under Eye Repair serum but I think fate intervened. My skin has been so in love with since first application. I had read about Barbary Fig Seed Oil for helping with under eye circles and was anxious to try some. I read more on La Bella Figura’s website that Barbary Fig Seed oil is brimming with antioxidants, Omega-3 and Vitamin E. Ingredients that help to hydrate skin as well as soothe skin that is sensitized or stressed. Pretty much everything I look for this time of year in my skincare.
So at first I was just applying this twice a day as an eye treatment. Then one night out of desperation for help with my dry tender skin I applied it all over and headed to bed. I woke up with the most beautiful clarity to my skin. It was soft and hydrated and I was just astounded. Argan oils really help with my dryness but often don’t take care of my redness/sensitivity. Finding something that takes care of both was kind of amazing.
I’ve played a lot with this sample since I’ve gotten it and have found that not only is it great alone but it also pairs well with other oils. (I tried RMS beauty oil and Olie Biologique Argan)
It also works well under makeup as long as you give it a few minutes between oil, sunscreen and makeup application.
I’ve just ordered a full size** of this as I decided my face cannot live without it.
In all seriousness, I think this is my holy grail of Argan Oils. This is the sample size of oil but I know that I have the full size on my wish list. It has an amazing consistency and smells incredible. I don’t know what it is about this one but my other argan oils haven’t smelled nearly as lovely. Seriously love for this here.
Speaking of amazing smelling things this is divine! I got this in my Goodebox last month and it has steadily become a favorite night treatment for my skin. To me it’s slightly richer than my Argan oil making it great for a night oil. It sinks into my skin overnight making me feel glowing and gorgeous in the morning.
This is a great color! It’s blackened brown with a gray tinge. Fantastic longevity for a cream shadow. I mean girls night out longevity. It totally surprised me with that. I love wearing it smudge along my lash line or as a winged liner.
This is my newest find but I love it already. I’ve been having a few breakouts due to the temperature change and was looking for a lighter weight concealer than my rms or Vapour concealers. This is a very thin almost watery texture but has amazing coverage. I only need the tiniest dot on a blemish to make it disappear.