Lots of new skincare and beauty things I've been loving.
I stumbled upon Leahlani Skincare in November and absolutely fell in love with the line. Leah creates her natural, organic skincare products on the north shore of Kauai. She struggled with cystic acne ten years ago and decided to live a more holistic life during her quest to heal her skin... which then led to the start of Leahlani Skincare. She sells her products at farmer's markets in Hawaii as well. The whole story just really appealed to me. I love businesses that start this way because you can tell the creator's heart and soul is really into it.
The products are amazing too. I've absolutely fallen in love with her Champagne Serum. It's packed with antioxidants like vitamin c, teas, and omega rich oils. What do all of these organic ingredients do? They brighten, tighten, reduce inflammation, soothe, and balance. I've seen great results from this and I'm telling you, the natural scent is to die for. I use it morning and night in addition to my Beautycounter skincare regimen.
Before using the Champagne Serum, I spray on the Leahlani Bohemian Ruby Balancing Toner and I love it just the same. This toning mist is a blend of pure Hawaiian spring water, aloe, calendula, and essential oils. It's refreshing, preps the skin for further skincare and makeup application, reduces redness, and adds lots of hydration.
I've found my new favorite lip gloss shade. It's called Coralbell by Beautycounter. Brand new for spring and limited edition, so get it while you can. Their lip glosses are my favorite favorite because they are pigmented, but hydrating and never ever sticky. And of course, free of harmful ingredients, which is not want I want to eat all day as I lick my lips!
I've talked about this one before, but Beautycounter's Brow Pencil is my favorite of all time. I use the shade medium.
So this next one seemed to me like the most gimmicky product ever. Ever. But I tried it and I kind of love it. It's the Nip + Fab Bust Fix and it's supposed to do just what it sounds like—visibly plump + firm the appearance of skin around the bust + décolleté using ingredients like mangosteen extract. But for me, I put this all over my belly to try to firm up the skin that hasn't quite gone back to normal. I pretty much put it anywhere that my skin doesn't have the greatest elasticity. Chest, butt, thighs. I mean, I load it on. And I really don't think it's my imagination, but I swear it's working! The skin looks so much softer but tighter. Feels really great and hydrated, too.
Any new beauty favorites that you've been loving lately?