2/27/15

New In And Loving: Ahava, Kate Somerville, It Cosmetics and Stila

These "New In and Loving" posts are some of my favorite to do. It's like a mish-mash of all different beauty things that I've tried and really enjoyed. Today's post ranges from skincare, to body products and makeup - in essence it's a little bit of everything.

1. Ahava Dry Oil Body Mist Cactus & Pink Pepper - First of all, I love oils. Second of all, I love the scent of pink pepper. But these together and I'm bound to love a product. While I have way too many body products at home, including many different oils - the one thing I hate about most of them is having to apply them with my hands. I love the idea of a spray applicator. One of my favorite body lotions of all time (this one) and my holy grail sunscreen (this one and yes you need it) both have spray nozzles and make the application process so much easier. I still have to rub it in, but to be honest the mist for this Ahava oil is so fine and delicate that in a pinch, I can get away with a spray and run. So application aside, the texture of this oil is perfect for those who want the hydration of an oil without the tackiness that often comes with them. This oil is so lightweight and absorbs almost on contact which makes it a perfect morning time staple for me. And the scent is so light and fresh, I have actually skipped fragrance a few times when wearing this.

2. It Cosmetics Your Brows But Better - It's hard to pull me away from my two favorite brow pencils, this one and this one, but I was intrigued by a brow pencil that claimed to be a "universal" shade. I did give it the side eye for a second, but surprisingly it worked perfectly! It's an easy to wear brown shade with a gray undertone that doesn't darken throughout the day. I am wearing it in this Instagram picture and think the payoff is quite natural. I am still unsure how it would look on those with super blonde hair, but to be honest I could see almost any shade of brunette or those blondes with dark roots pulling this off quite well.

3. Kate Somerville Age Arrest Hydrating Firming Mask - I've been on a roll lately with Kate Somerville masks. I just reviewed this one and this one here - and here I am back with another great option. While I have a ton of hydrating masks, this has a distinctly thicker texture and leaves my skin very firm after using. I have even slept in it and found that it wears beautifully as a sleeping mask! I just use a little less and find I wake up with beautiful supple skin. If you are looking for a hydrating mask but need it with a bit more oomph - I would recommend this one which provides the firming and anti-aging benefits as well as the moisture.
4. Stila Color Balm Lipsticks in Sophie and Isabelle - Ugh, give me all the balm lipsticks. I am such a sucker for a. lipsticks b. balm c. the perfect nude shades. I had never tried these Stila lipsticks before and frankly - I don't know why the heck not! They are BEA-U-TI-FUL. Medium coverage, soft and hydrating, longer wearing than most balms and their nude lip color options are right on the money. I fell in love with Isabelle a tad more because it really adds the perfect amount of color while still being quite nude so it can look great with nothing on the eyes or even a smokey eye.
*pr samples included

What are some of the products you have been loving lately? Tell me in the comments below! I love hearing your suggestions.

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1 comment :

  1. Kjaer weis , RMS, and Josie Maran as brands are my current obsessions! Love the look of Sophie! I was always interested in that lipstick formulation but no one ever talked about them!

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