A couple of weeks ago I posted about the Derma E toner I’ve been using daily, read about it, here. Today, I’m going to be featuring yet another Derma E product! Full disclosure, I’m a part of the Derma E Squad, I have lots of products from them that I’ll be reviewing on here. The good news is, I’m loving all of them & I cannot wait to continue to share the brand with y’all!
The Advanced Peptide & Collagen Moisturizer has been a lifesaver for me during this wacky D.C. weather. One week we’re feeling the polar vortex. The next week it’s 60 degrees. That’s a huge change for our skin, and you need some great products to keep the extremes at bay. This moisturizer is ready for the fight, it’s filled with peptides, which are great at combating wrinkles and boosting collagen production.
If you know me, you know I’m obsessed with a good face mask. Guess what I’m also obsessed with a good lip mask, and this Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask has been a life savior this winter. Keeping on my vitamin C and antioxidant kick, this product is packed with both, which help to keep lips soft and hydrated.
In December I started to use Derma E’s Essentials line daily as my skincare routine. The Derma E team so graciously sent me products from the Essentials line, and I’ve been spending lots of time reading up on the products and really testing them out. I’ll be featuring a new Derma E product every Monday for Budget Beauty for the next several weeks. I’m excited to share this brand with you, I love their products!
I recently reached out to natural skincare brand Mad Hippie, my bestie told me great things about their signature Vitamin C Serum, and was thrilled when they sent me over a bottle to try out. I feel like I’ve seen Mad Hippie everywhere lately, the brand has a super fun feel, and pride themselves on their ingredients and conservation efforts.
The first Face Mask Monday of 2019 is going to Glam Glow’s trademarked BubbleSheet Oxygenating Deep Cleanse Mask…say that 5 times fast.
This mask is a tad different than your average sheet mask, because it’s a cleanser mask, not a serum, so you do need to wash it off after use. Don’t let the little bit of extra work deter you though- this is a must have if you’re looking to clear up a break out, or if you’ve hd a rough couple of days and need a total skin reset.
If you are unfamiliar with the Glam Glow brand, take a minute to read through their About Us page. I’ve listened to a few podcasts with the founder, Shannon, and I love how this brand has come to be a staple, and a huge lifesaver, for so many people. I’ve used a few of their masks, mostly large samples, and I’ve loved everything I’ve tried. It was my first time using one of their sheet masks though, and just as I figured, I thought it was great!
Happy Monday! Can you believe it’s already December?! 2019 is right around the corner, and to be honest, it’s kinda freaking me out. Anyway, I digress. I’m here today to share a great Budget Beauty product, and excellent stocking stuffer, the Simple Hydrating Booster.
Simple is a great skincare brand that stays true to its name. If you have sensitive skin, or strongly dislike any scented skincare products, Simple is def for you. I’m a huge fan of their micellar water, and now I’ve been hooked on this hydrating booster too!
I’m a huge fan of Good Morning America, I watch about the first 15 minutes every morning before leaving for work, so I get caught up on current affairs, and that’s about it. One thing Good Morning America is known for is their Deals & Steals segment, where brands sell products at deeply discounted prices, with a promo code, just for GMA watchers. My Mom is a huge fan of this segment, and thought of me when GMA featured the brand Tokyo Milk one morning. She got me a bunch of Tokyo Milk goodies, shoutout to my momma, and I’m taking the time today and tomorrow to review them for you all! I think these products are perfect for gift giving this holiday season, they’re luxurious products that don’t break the bank.
I had never heard of Tokyo Milk before my Mom mentioned them to me, so I was, of course, excited to try out a new brand. Tokyo Milk is a brand by Margot Elena, and upon visiting the website, I noticed that they’re affiliated with brands I’ve seen at Anthropologie. So, to me, that means they’re pretty darn good. Tokyo Milk has a great Indie boutique vibe, and the packaging is awesome. It’s mostly a perfume brand, and can be found at Sephora and Morphe, but I’m focusing on reviewing some of their moisturizers today, they’re much more in the gift giving price range!
A couple weeks ago I wrote a post talking about my collab with Virginic Skincare. The giveaway for a Virginic Activated Charcoal Powder is supposed to end tomorrow, but I’ve decided to extend the giveaway until Thursday! You can read the post & enter here, or through Rafflecopter below!
In addition to the Activated Charcoal Powder, Virginic was kind enough to pass along their Sweet Almond Oil Makeup Remover for me to try out as well. Makeup remover should be the first step in any nighttime routine, it preps the skin for your cleanser and creates a great base for the rest of your nighttime product.
If you’ve been reading my blog for a while now, you know I enjoy featuring small business skincare brands. I’ve partnered up with many through the years, and I’m excited to add another small skincare business to the Love. Life. Beauty. family!
Virginic Skincare reached out to me, and I was so excited to collab once I saw their products! They were kind enough to send over two products for me to test out, the Activated Charcoal Powder, which I’m sharing today, and the Sweet Almond Cleanser, which you’ll read about next week.
During the last Sephora sale I purchased the Milk Matcha Toner, it’s a green stick toner that I was instantly drawn to. Yes, this is way different than your average toner, but it’s just so cool and works so well! Here are a few key reasons I’ve recently been reaching for this toner in the AM.
Okay first of all, it’s a solid toner, have you seen such a thing before? I know I haven’t. What I do know is that this cuts down on me using a cotton pad every morning to apply my toner, and that’s awesome. I simply swipe this stick all over my face, paying special attention to my t-zone and chin area. It feels so cooling and fresh on my skin, which is exactly what I’m looking for at 6:15am.