Wednesday, February 4, 2015

february beauty favorites: kathleen

I was in a bit of a hair rut as I browsed Sephora's website recently, and I ended up purchasing this travel-size Living Proof Instant Texture Mist. I like to apply this to damp hair, blow dry my bangs only, then air dry the rest, scrunching occasionally. This spray adds volume and tons of movement, but it is truly weightless and doesn't leave my hair sticky or dull, like some texturizing sprays can.

I wasn't expecting anything amazing from this Bumble and bumble Prêt-à-powder, but I ended up loving it. It's marketed as a dry shampoo and volumizing powder, and the powder is shaken out through the top and massaged into the hair. It works wonderfully as a volumizer, and I especially like to use it when I style my hair up. The powder is superfine, so it isn't at all gritty, and it doesn't leave my hair very dull.

You know I'm a huge fan of the Sephora Cream Lip Stains, so I was ecstatic when I found out they had added more colors! As I've mentioned previously, "Lip stain" is a bit of a misnomer. These are actually a thin liquid lipstick with opaque and highly pigmented color, and they dry down to an ultra-longwearing finish. I picked up the Sephora Cream Lip Stain in African Violet, a cool-toned pinky purple which is totally matte. I know I'll be wearing it a ton.

I'm really into oil-based beauty products these days (exhibits A, B, C, and D), and I really adore the Fresh Seaberry Moisturizing Face Oil. This is a little bit richer (heavier, shinier) than my beloved Andalou Naturals 1000 Roses oil (which I still use every morning), so I like to use this at night, after washing my face and applying a vitamin c serum. My skin hasn't been dry at all, and it really helps with my redness.

I'm a frequent hand moisturizer, but I'm really picky about hand creams. Most are too sticky, too slippery, smell weird, or are actually drying. L'Occitane Almond Delicious Hands cream is absolutely perfect: it's super moisturizing and soothing, and it sinks right in without making my hands greasy or filmy.  Plus, it smells amazing and the tube is very chic.


  1. I'm a huge fan of the Sephora Cream Lip Stains also - I swear by them, staple make up purchase for me lately. I might take your advice and buy the Fresh Seaberry Moisturizing Face Oil too. Thank you :)
    Ruby Coleman

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