It’s been a while my friends since my last beauty post – so it’s time for an update! In fact, I’ve been researching a lot of products during the last couple of weeks and months, mainly focusing on skincare products for my face. The reason being that during autumn and winter 2016, my skin went back to puberty, breaking out heavily in parts of my face where I never used to get breakouts. So today I want to share with you what has worked for my skin, plus some of my favorite hair and make-up beauty products!
1. Poppy Austin – Vitamin C with Hyaluronic Acid Serum
Vitamin C is not only amazing when fighting a cold, it also is supposed to be one of the best anti-aging substances for your skin! Now, anti-aging is not really my main focus, but the collagen-stimulating and brightening effect of Vitamin C is perfect to support the healing of my acne scars and for exfoliating dead skin cells. I’ve been using this product by Poppy Austin now for two weeks and I must admit that I really like the consistency and the feeling of it on my skin – thanks to its pleasant ingredients such as jojoba oil or aloe vera. Although I’ve been testing it now for only a short amount of time, I believe my skin has already improved, in that it is definitely more radiant. As for the blemishes, I am still keeping track and can hopefully say more after two more weeks. After heaving read so many positive reviews, I am super excited to observe what it will continue to do to my skin.
2. Aveda Shampure Thermal Dry Conditioner
In one of my last posts I already told you about the Aveda Earth Month – a charity project in which everything revolves around making clean drinking water accessible to everyone (read more about it here). So while on the one hand Aveda is trying to raise money to provide clean drinking water, on the other hand it promotes a conscious and economic use of water in countries where people are privileged to have easy und basically unlimited access. This is why Aveda came up with a hair series that nurtures your hair without a single drop of water! Together with its dry shampoo it offers a complementary dry conditioner, which provides the same benefits as your usual conditioner: it moisturizes with jojoba- and sunflowerseed-oil, provides heat protection, and makes your hair look fresh and smell amazing again. I really like to just spray this product onto the tips of my hair once it starts feeling a bit dry and frizzy again.
3. Mac Vibe Tribe Collection – Creamy Highligher in Gold
Yes, there are a lot of highlighters out there… which doesn’t make it necessarily easier to find the right one for you. But well, sometimes you are just lucky – the first highlighter I bought has been my best one so far. It is this creamy highlighter by Mac from the “Vibe Tribe” collection. I know, this collections has created a lot of negative buzz because of its name, but honestly, I just love this Beauty product! The golden tone fits perfectly with my skin color, plus it has just the right pigmentation – low risk of looking like a disco ball!
4. Mac Bronzer Mineralize Skinfinish in Medium Deep
Guys, I totally love this Mac bronzer! It is just the right shade that gives your face a natural contouring and sun-kissed effect, while blending really nicely with our skin. That bronzer is simply a life savior whenever I wake up looking pale again. Sometimes I just feel like putting it all over my face, but most of the time I put it close to the hairline on my forehead, temples, chin, below my cheekbones and a bit on my nose. Haha, okay that is kinda my whole face …
5. Pure Aloe Vera Gel by naissance
This Aloe Vera Gel by naissance is definitely the best skincare product I have found in a while. I actually believe that it cured the light acne I had back in autumn/winter 2016. First time I heard about it was in a YouTube video, then I continued research on a couple of blogs until I decided to give it a try. I mean, in the end it was only 5€… turning out to be the best 5€ I have ever spent on skincare. I am using this 99% aloe vera gel as a night mask every day and I must say it really stopped my skin from breaking out and supported the healing process of inflamed pimples. I stopped using the product for 2 weeks because I was traveling and I immediately noticed after a couple of days that my skin got a little bit worse again. So right now, I really cannot live without it!
6. p2 Techno Chrome Nail Polish
Last but not least I just wanted to share with you one of my current favorite nail polishes, because I had a feeling some of you will be asking about it, since I am wearing it on my nails in the photos for this post. There is not much to say, besides that I love the color, it dries super quick and its super cheap!