It’s been a minute since I shared some products that I adore. My last post was dedicated to green beauty flops and while informative, it was a downer. Though it’s a miserably cold day complete with freezing rain, let’s try to bring the mood up a notch and talk about new products that have become quick favorites.
First up is the OSEA Sea Vitamin Boost. I’ve been interested in OSEA for months, but their luxury price tag kept me from taking the plunge. After receiving their Essential Hydrating Oil in a Petit Vour box and loving it, I was ready to try more. I choose this facial mist partially due to practicality (I had finished up my previous toner) and because my skin seems to love ingredients from the sea. Algae, kelp- you name it, my skin drinks it up. This is no different. I apply it to damp skin after cleansing in the evening and immediately follow up with a serum and moisturizer. It gives my skin that extra boost of hydration that it so desperately needs in the winter. I especially love using the mist with a cotton round in the morning for a gentle cleanse. I skip washing my face in the morning and if you have dry sensitive skin I recommend you try it because it’s really helped calm down any irritation. It leaves my skin feeling refreshed and clean, but not at all stripped.
At $38, it’s a little pricey but I thoroughly enjoy using it everyday. Oh, and the packaging. No, it’s not important at the end of the day, but there’s no denying it’s beautiful and that makes it all the more pleasant to use.
Speaking of my skin looking like the Sahara this winter, I’ve been very appreciative of the Kukui Cocoa Nourshing Body Butter. It’s a great no fuss lotion that sinks in quickly and transformed my skin overnight. It does have a strong shea and cocoa butter scent, so if you’re not fond of that, I would skip it. Otherwise I think it’s foolproof, which I’ve learned is not the case with all lotions.
Like the rest of my being, my lips have been seriously suffering from the weather, so I wanted to give a quick shout out to cocoa butter. It smells so yummy and alongside a hemp oil lip balm, it healed my lips when I thought nothing would.
If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you would know I’ve almost exclusively worn the same shade of dusty pinky mauve nail polish for at least a year. I’m a creature of habit. Dare I say I’ve moved on? I’m sure I’ll go back to old faithful, but for the past few weeks I’ve been using 100% Pure nail polish in Truffle. The base is a warm rosy brown, which doesn’t sound like a great polish color, but it is. If you look closely, it’s actually a fine shimmer but it reads more metallic. Sometimes the sheen looks copper, other times it’s more sliver, and either way I adore it. It’s neutral while still being interesting, which is exactly what I want. 100% Pure’s polishes have a thinner formula, which I prefer, but it does mean you need two coats to build the opacity.
This last one is a bit random, but hear me out. I haven’t bought a razor in over a year. I had always used disposables, which needless to say is not the best option for the planet. Though I contemplated buying more on numerous occasions, I didn’t because I’m trying to reduce my plastic usage. I’ve been using the shaver head on my epilator, but it’s not great, so I was a bit stumped. Then I finally realized a safety razor was the solution. This one did come in plastic so a bit of fail there, but hopefully I won’t have to buy one again and it was made ethically in Germany, so those are both pros. It’s also the prettiest razor I’ve seen and it’s quite heavy. Who knew hair removal could feel so luxurious? If you haven’t made the switch to a safety razor, do it. You won’t regret it.
As always I’d love to know what your current favorites are. I already have a few more new favorites lined up to share with you, so stay tuned.