Happy New Week
I hope you all had a great weekend and a Happy Fathers Day.
I am looking forward to escape this Philippines heat in few days, but before that, I wanted to share some of my favorite beauty products. It has been quite a while since I did a beauty post; so without much ado, here you go!
Thayers Witch Hazel Toner [Aloe Vera Formula]
Thayers Witch Hazel toner is soothing and refreshing on skin. It has become part of my cleansing routine, especially when I plan to be outdoors. I highly recommend it to anyone that has sensitive skin such as myself.
Shiseido Synchro Skin Lasting Liquid Foundation
When experiencing breakouts the last thing you want to put on your face is heavy make up, that will clog your pores and lead to even more breakouts. I love this foundation because it is lightweight and oil free. It goes on smoothly, which gives a natural finish. Shiseido has a light to medium coverage, so you may need a concealer for extra scar coverage.
La Vie Claire [Day Crème with blueberry and Cranberry]
La Vie Claire day cream is packed with vitamins and antioxidants found in both blueberries and cranberries. It is moisturizing without being too greasy making it perfect for my oily skin. I have been using it for two whole years! That’s a commitment for a product junkie such as myself. Moreover, the brand only utilizes organic ingredients in their products, so if you are skeptical about putting unknown chemicals on your skin, I highly recommend this brand.
Lafe’s Roll On Deodorant [Lavender and Aloe]
After reading a couple of scary articles connecting breast cancer to aluminum-based deodorants, I decided to switch to an aluminum-free deodorant. Better safe than sorry right? Life’s roll-on deodorant is not an antiperspirant, so you may have to reapply throughout the day. It works best on clean-shaven armpits due to its mild nature. I have to admit that the transition to a natural deodorant has not easy, but it is totally worth the struggle.
Modern Muse Le Rouge- Estee Lauder
I absolutely adore this perfume. It is ageless, feminine and bold, and lingers on for days. I particularly love its noticeable notes of Rose, cherry, leather and patchouli. It is sweet enough as a day wear and edgy enough for a night out. I think I found my scent for life.
Eco Tools Make-up Brushes
Eco make-up brushes are perfect for anyone wanting to venture into the crazy world of make-up without breaking the bank. The bristles are such soft and deliver a sleek look. I personally enjoy using the eye shadow brush. As an environmentally conscious consumer, especially in this age of the Anthropocene, I like to purchase environmentally friendly products (whenever possible), and eco make-up brushes are just that!
I have fallen head over heels for Andalou Naturals products. The first product I ever tried was Andolou 1000 Roses Body lotion. Unlike my face, my body tends to be very dry and flaky hence the need for a good moisturizer. The lotion is lightweight, quick absorbing, and intensely moisturizing without feeling clammy in Philippines humid air. My skin loves it! With so much success with the lotion, I decided to try their shower gel. Andalou 1000 Roses Shower Gel Roses shower gel is Packed with all the goodness of rosehip, argan oil and coconut water. The shower gel gently cleanses without stripping the skin of its natural oils, which leaves the skin feeling hydrated. Of course it also smells amazing!
I am sure there are other great hand creams out there and Andalou Shea Butter + Cocoa Butter Hand Cream is one of them. It is a handbag staple and I simply love using it. It also works well on dry and cracked heels.
Andalou Naturals also has a good range of hair products. My favorite is Age Defying Conditioner, Argan Stem Cells. It leaves my hair smooth and manageable. My kinky curls have never felt this great. The conditioner tends to have a strong smell, that may be off-putting to some people when the hair is still wet, but eventually it wears off once the hair is dry and styled.
M.A.C Sunbasque Sheertone Shimmer Blush
This is my first ever blush and I absolutely love it. It is peachy-bronzy and blends well with my dark skin tone delivering a natural beautiful glow, which instantly brightens my face. I also like the fact that a little goes a long way, so you will have it in your make-up bag for a very long time!
Lora by Lora. x