Pai Skincare has been on my wishlist for quite a while. Their products claim to be suitable for people with very sensitive skin, and they are very popular among beauty bloggers, even those who are not particularly concerned with "clean" ingredients.
I keep my hair care routine just as simple as my body care routine that I shared in my last post. For the reference, I have straight to slightly wavy, medium-long hair. It is a bit more on the thin side, and it breaks easily, hence I have a lot of broken hair around my face that looks like baby hair. Most of the time it gets stuck in my glasses :( I can say I am overall happy with my hair, except that being thin and straight, it tends to get a bit flat. I also would enjoy more frequent hair cuts, but I only let one person cut my hair, and he is back in Italy :)
I thought I would do something a little different from usual, and share with you my current body care routine. It is very simple and it changes little from time to time, or if there is a new great product or scent. I like to keep it very simple because I found it always better to follow the skincare golden rule of less is more.
Being a huge fan of Ilia Beauty, I have been waiting to try their brand new lipstick crayons long before they were available for purchase. Of the six shades available, my first two picks were Dress You Up and Call Me.
As the weather recently changed, I was in need of a lighter moisturizer to prepare my skin before makeup. In light of the several good reviews I read, I decided to try this cream from John Masters Organics. Although the website description of the product did not highlight that it is better for normal/dry skin, (as it was instead specified on the packaging) it has actually worked very well for me. For the reference, I have sensitive, normal to combination skin, and I tend to get oily on my forehead and nose.
April brought some nice warm and sunny days. Some days, even a bit too warm. I have had to switch a few products from my wintery skincare and makeup rotations, and also pulled my feet out of my socks to wear some sandals :)
Lately, I tried so many beautiful lipsticks that I almost forgot how much I like wearing lip glosses. Maybe I just had not tried a truly beautiful lip gloss that I felt comfortable wearing every day. Until I purchased W3ll People Lipgloss in Pink Twinkle.
When I finally decided to embrace the bold lip trend, the first lipstick that came to my mind was (of course) Ilia Beauty in Femme Fatale. A gorgeous brick red, which seemed to require just a little less bravery than its brighter sibling, Ilia Beauty in Wild Child.
In my recent post about the products I that would repurchase I made sure I mentioned this clear mascara from Jane Iredale. I have been using it for now about three months and I do not go one day without it!
I was very nervous about trying this product, because my previous attempts to use "spot removers" had not only failed, but it also made my blemishes much worse. In particular, I was disappointed by all the salicylic acid-based products I tried. The ingredients of this blemish stick looked instead much more reassuring, so I started to apply it at night on every little spot on my face. A few days later, I was putting it on several times a day, because it was working so well!
Thanks to Brianna for having such this nice idea of collaborating with other #greenbbloggers! This is going to be a list of products that I would repurchase. There are quite a few products that I have enjoyed since I started my "green beauty" journey, but these are the ones that I would/will repurchase once they are done. Actually, some of them have already been repurchased!
As I wrote in my previous post about W3LL PEOPLE, together with my beautiful lip shine, they sent me a sample of their popular highlighter, the Universalist Luminous Multi Use Stick in #2. I thought it could be helpful to swatch it and compare it to the RMS Beauty Living Luminizer.
The ColorBalm is the first product I tried from W3LL PEOPLE. "Advanced performance, premium 100% natural/organic ingredients, and sustainability" are the brand's three core principles (as listed on their website.) Everything they sent me, from the packaging to the notes and the samples, was absolutely adorable, (and eco-friendly), and made me fall in love with them even before I tried the product.
I promised I would not come back with another lippie review, so I picked the Ilia Beauty Illuminator in the shade Sway. During the holidays I began to play with it to see how I could use it. I only found one other review on the web by the lovely london makeup girl and I thought it would be nice to add my thoughts, and share a few more photos and swatches, in case you had your eye on this product. This is a really interesting product that can be used in different ways, as long as the shade is right for your skin tone. Although it is called an illuminator, it can also fit in the bronzer/cream eyeshadow category.