Hi, friends! It's around that time of the month (no, not that time of the month) when I usually do my monthly favorites posts. Usually I'd talk about all the new products I tested and my favorite discoveries of that month, but things are going to work a little differently this month. For the majority of February, I was either using products I've already mentioned on the blog, or testing new products that I haven't made a decision on yet, so I'm not quite ready to share my thoughts on them so early in the game.
So I figured, rather than talking about the products you guys already know I like in a redundant Favorites post, how about we start the train rolling on some new products? Here's a sneak peek to some of the products you'll see mentioned on the blog within the next month or two:
ELIZABETH ARDEN | Flawless Future Caplet Serum ($60 | 1oz)
ELIZABETH ARDEN | Superstart Skin Renewal Booster ($65 | 1oz)
Believe it or not, I've actually never used a product from Elizabeth Arden before! I received this duo from Elizabeth Arden and started incorporating them into my skincare routine about a week ago. The Superstart Booster (right) is supposed to enhance the effects of the other skincare products you layer on top of it, while the Flawless Future Serum (left) is applied like a regular serum to deliver ceramides and repair skin. So far, so good, but I'll be posting an in-depth review of these guys in the next week or two!
MARCELLE | Hydra-C 24H Energizing Gel ($25 | 1.7oz)
After trying a little sample of this moisturizer, I decided I liked it enough to order the full-size from Birchbox's website. Spring is just around the corner, which is right about the time when I give my combination skin a break from heavy creams and start bringing out the lighter lotions and gels. This gel is hydrating enough for me to use at nighttime, as long as it's partnered with a hydrating serum (or the Elizabeth Arden duo above!). It contains Vitamins C and E, along with other nice ingredients like aloe and cucumber extract. I'll report back when I've made more of a dent in this jar, but so far we're doing good!
I'm so excited I finally got a Foreo Luna! It came in the mail a few days ago, and I was able to put it to the test for the first time today. For those who don't know, it's a gentle skin cleansing device made completely of silicone, quite different from the Clarisonic and the off-brand copycats. I was really surprised how gentle it was on the skin. The only major downside I can see so far is that you have to remove your makeup before using it, unlike with the Clarisonic, which was great at getting my makeup off at the end of the night. I'll definitely be doing an in-depth review of this baby once I become more acquainted with it, so stay tuned. I've also been getting ahead of myself and thinking of doing a comparison post with the Clarisonic Mia 2, so let me know if that's something you would find useful!
DEBORAH LIPPMANN | Ruby Red Slippers ($20 | .5oz)
CHINA GLAZE | Skyscraper ($7.50 | .5oz)
What's the best thing you discovered in February?