This post is sponsored by Redbook, all opinions are my own.
The perks of what I do are endless but my favorite part is getting to try out new products and landing what I think should be the new cult favorite. As part of my collaboration with REDBOOK, I was able to try out their newest RED Beauty Box and I found a few that already have me hooked.
I don’t have thin hair but while at times I can make my curls last, by day three, it has fallen flat. Big Sexy Hair Powder Play Lite Soft Volumizing & Texturizing Powder is talc free and liquefies so that powder doesn’t show in my dark hair and it lifts my hair ever so slightly and gives me just one more day of lively hair.
I always thought that a benefit of getting older was not dealing with acne. Unfortunately, my skin didn’t agree and often times, usually, during high-stress times, I find my skin a bit congested. Activate charcoal is the latest “it” beauty ingredient and I can see why. The activated charcoal in Clear Proof Deep-cleansing charcoal mask by Mary Kay acts like a magnet to unclog pores, an issue I’ve had lately on the sides of my nose and chin. The best part for my skin is that since it’s prone to discoloration and the honeysuckle and navy bean extracts are shown to target just that. Score.
They say the eyes are the window to the world. Well, I say the eyes are snitches and will give away a long night out or in my case, a long night wrestling my monsters into bed. They wear me out at times. But the Gentle Steam Eye Mask by MegRhythm (sold exclusively through Amazon btw) is the bees knees. I love that phrase, judge me. Anyway, the steam heat moistens and relaxes tired eyes while adding a boost to hydration. I wore this before bed on top of my nightly eye cream, I fell asleep almost instantly. I wasn’t sure if it was the lavender scent or the battle with my monsters just thirty minutes prior. Either way, it is officially on my must-have list for busy work weeks and for travel.
Winter is coming! That was for my Gots fans, sorry but really, winter is coming and with it, dry winter skin. Unfortunately, dry skin is nothing new for me and I am always ready to try anything that will give me that silky smooth feel. So excited me to try Curel’s Hydra Therapy Wet Skin Moisturizer which I use immediately after I step out of the shower while my pores are still open and surely enough my skin felt a lot softer than before. This is clearly going to be a precursor to a body oil this winter without a doubt.
This is a touchy subject. Ahem, ladies that hair above the lip is not in vogue. Not this season and surely not the next, I do not care what crazy beauty trend we find on the web. I’m looking at your nose hair extensions. Eek. I will be the first to admit, this mama handles that but there are days I forget and man, can that ruin a beautiful makeup job. It’s nice to have Finishing Touch Flawless Hair Remover that I can throw in my bag and use on the go if need be, even daily. It doesn’t hurt and leaves no irritation so it is safe to use every day, even if you don’t need to.
While every product I tried had it’s pros, I wouldn’t be me if I didn’t tell you which two are for sure on my repeat list. Gentle Steam Eye Mask by MegRhythm because motherhood is exhausting but I don’t want to show it on my face. And also because I do not want to show it on my face, the Finishing Touch Flawless Hair Remover for obvious (unashamed vanity) reasons.