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!
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I haven’t done a Face Mask Monday in a while, so I thought today would be the perfect day to share one of my favorite budget beauty face masks with you! Not only is the L’Oreal Pure Clay Mask Clear & Comfort face mask inexpensive, but the texture & application process is great!
L’Oreal has been killin it with their product lineup lately. From face & hair masks, to new exfoliating scrubs, L’Oreal has been doing an awesome job producing high quality products at a perfect price point. This fun, blue, mask is seaweed clay based and only needs to sit for 10 minutes before washing off. I love applying this mask right after a shower, and hangin’ in my robe for 10 minutes before needing to take it off.
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If you’re looking for a great, budget friendly, exfoliant to use in this winter weather, then pay attention to my thoughts on the Soap & Glory T-Zone Detox Scrub!
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While I was home in NJ for the holidays I snooped around my Mom’s beauty cabinets and found Neutrogena’s Deep Clean Cream Cleanser
. I’d never used this before, so I figured I would use it daily for a week and a half to see if it was a good Budget Beauty buy!
First off, I’m a huge Neutrogena fan, I think they really are the best for budget friendly, high quality, products. I’ve used a variety of Neutrogena products since middle school (!!) and I have never been disappointed.
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I’ve been hearing great things about the Pixi brand for a while, so I was super excited to pick up their Glow Tonic while shopping in Target one day. I know this is a UK brand, and I think they were just introduced to the U.S. a couple of year ago, or less. This particular product, the Glow Tonic, is a toner that aims to firm & tighten skin with its exfoliating properties.
I’ve recently been using the Pixi Glow Tonic in the morning to prep my skin for a long day of teaching. It gives my skin an invigorating & super clean feeling, without adding dryness. The main ingredients are aloe vera, which you can certainly feel when using it, ginseng, and glycolic acid which covers the exfoliating part.
One aspect of this product that I love is the scent…it’s so floral and light. I’ve seen some reviews where people really do not care for the scent, but I really do!! The cooling properties of the product leave skin feeling clean without feeling dry, which can be a common issue with toners.
There is no oil or alcohol in this product, the witch hazel and aloe vera do an incredible job working together as a natural astringent and calming agent. My skin can be sensitive at times, but I’ve experienced no irritation (particularly to my rosacea) since adding the Pixi Glow Tonic to my routine.
I’m really enjoying using this product as the weather gets more cold, I want to make sure my skin is exfoliated to remove dead cells, but I don’t want to over do it. I’m noticing this toner is prepping my skin beautifully for a strong moisturizer before my daily makeup routine.
I’m looking forward to adding some more Pixi products to my routine this upcoming year, it’s a great brand at the perfect price point!
One day while perusing the skincare aisles of the bank account killer, but soul gratifier, Target, these cute little face mask packets appeared in my line of view. I had heard about them for a while, but never purchased, so I figured, let’s make today the day I actually try these nügg face masks!
nügg, a cruelty free, natural oil & extract skincare brand, makes a line of face masks that cover a variety of concerns. Each mask is sold in a little pod, which makes them an ideal face mask to travel with…or just use on a Spa Sunday perhaps.
While I haven’t had the chance to use all of the nügg face masks yet, I’ve been able to use three, and enjoyed them all! Although the masks serve different purposes, the texture of all of them is a the same, it’s a gel that isn’t too sticky and doesn’t dry onto the skin like so many masks. First, the Exfoliating Mask, features cranberry seed oil and jojoba beads. This one felt great on my skin and my face looked fresh and new after using it. I don’t think I had ever used a mask with cranberry seed oil in it before, so that was something fun and new for me.
The next one I used about a week later was the Hydrating Mask, the main ingredients Camellia seed oil and Spirulina extract, which is an antioxidant packed superfood, were also new to me. I love that nügg has been introducing me to new natural skincare ingredients, it speaks to the difference in their brand compared to competitors.
The last nügg mask I’ve used is the Revitalizing Mask, which has flaxseed and peppermint oil as its main ingredients. I love peppermint oil, so this mask was by far my favorite. It really woke my skin up and gave me a great glow. I used this as a Wednesday night skin pick up to keep me looking fresh and revitalized for the rest of the week.
If you’re new to nügg and want to experiment with what their face masks have to offer, I would highly advise trying out the Soothe, Hydrate, Exfoliate, and Revitalize Four Pack, which includes one of each mask. The only one from there that I haven’t yet tried is the Soothe mask, but I’m sure I’ll get my hands on it eventually! Next time you’re in Target, which you know you will be soon, think about adding one or two of these masks to your cart!
I like to switch up my haircare routine often, I’m always bouncing back between different shampoos and conditioners, sometimes I focus on volume, other times I need a super hydrating product. With my color treated hair it really just depends on how it feels at the moment.
When I was given the opportunity to try out Hask’s Charcoal Clarifying Shampoo + Conditioner I was so intrigued by the charcoal
aspect of these products. Charcoal, lemon, and grapefruit oils work to give your scalp & hair a serious cleansing…hence, clarifying
. Clarifying shampoos are all the rage right now, their purpose is to eliminate any impurity, from the environment to your hair mousse, from your hair & scalp. It seems like any regular ol’ shampoo would do this, but that’s not the case, these shampoos pack a bit more of a punch when cleansing your hair, all while keeping the essential oils within the hair to keep it strong.
Most clarifying shampoos are meant for weekly use, but luckily with the Hask Charcoal Clarifying Shampoo
you can use it multiple times a week. So far using this shampoo has been a great experience, it gives a nice lather, doesn’t dry out my strands, and locks in shine. I always worry about shampoo lightening/ weakening my purple highlights underneath my hair, but that hasn’t happened using the Hask Charcoal system, so that is a major
plus for me.
The Hask Charcoal Clarifying Conditioner
works just as well, leaving my hair soft and feeling hydrated. It has the same citrus oils as in the shampoo, so it’s a double dose of charcoaly-citrusy greatness. For the price point, you really can’t go wrong with either of these Hask Charcoal products.
[Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post powered through Brandbacker. I received this product to review. All opinions are my own.]
Right now I’m in the testing phase for quite a few new Budget Beauty items, so I figured today I would roundup some of my past Budget Beauty Favorites. The links will bring you to my full reviews! Happy Monday!