Beauty: Winter Skincare Must-Haves

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We are DEEP into winter and we all know that our skin can use a DEEP cleanse and a little TLC. I love all things skincare lately, so I decided to share a few of my favorites (with just one fragrance too). But, as we all know I am no beauty expert…I mean I somehow managed to poke myself in the eye with my oh-so-trendy long almond shaped nails this week: Not a Beauty Expert and I currently have a black eye!

But, as we all know I am no beauty expert…I mean I somehow managed to poke myself in the eye with my oh-so-trendy long almond shaped nails this week: Not a Beauty Expert and I currently have a black eye! So, with that in mind, I present to you my winter skincare must-haves!

Sephora Collection, Face Mask

At $6 a pop the Sephora Collection sheet face masks are my guilty pleasure. I can NEVER walk out of Sephora without throwing a couple of these in my basket. The natural lyocell fiber masks (AKA lazy girl facial masks), each with specific skin care benefits are the perfect addition to any Netflix + Chill evening. Each of these masks is infused with a different active ingredient for relaxing the skin and achieving a brighter, more revitalized complexion. AND if you want to be the weirdo on a plane with a mask on midflight – pack a sheet mask. Sheet masks have become an airplane staple because they’re so portable. Unlike traditional masks that require you to wash your hands (and even your hair) after application, you can just tap these masks on and go. After you remove the sheet, you can even leave the serum on as your moisturizer for the day.

Kate Somerville, Wrinkle Warrior

Which skin type is it good for?
✔ Normal
✔ Oily
✔ Combination
✔ Dry

Wrinkle Warrior 2-in-1 Plumping Moisturizer + Serum is Kate Somerville’s secret anti-aging weapon to win the war on wrinkles and I am obsessed with it. At $95 this is not a cheap product, but the results make it a MUST in my beauty routine twice a day. Formulated with HA³ to visibly reduce the appearance of three different types of wrinkles: crow’s feet, fine lines, and deep wrinkles. Wrinkle Warrior’s lightweight texture absorbs instantly to create a soft satin finish, immediately restoring a smooth complexion that is prepped for a more flawless makeup application.

What are you getting for $95?

• Visibly reduces the appearance of crow’s feet, fine lines, and coarse/deep wrinkles

• Improves the appearance of skin firmness and elasticity

• Instantly plumps and hydrates skin

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Sunday Riley, C.E.O.

Have you used Sunday Riley products? If not run to Sephora and but the following products right this minute: Good Genes, Luna and C.E.O. I have loved this since I discovered it years ago at Barneys. Since then the brand has grown, the products have improved and I have given them ALL my dollars.

Now let’s talk C.E.O.  A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of meeting Sunday. Yes, her name really is Sunday and her skin is 100% a glowing dream. I had a chance to talk all things C.E.O. with her and I fell in love…with the moisturizer. C.E.O. is a rich and luscious moisturizer that delivers fast-absorbing hydration while protecting and repairing the visible effects of aging and pollution exposure with high-potency, advanced vitamin C. This product was formulated WITHOUT parabens, sulfates and phthalates (?). Making it a clean beauty product to add to your kit.

Scent Of A Dream

Charlotte Tilbury, Scent of a Dream

I love this perfume more than anything in the world. I dose myself in this fragrance before I leave the house…so much so that my sister made a formal complaint against it – shut up Veronica!

According to Charlotte herself, “Like wild animals, there is a secret communication of pheromones between humans that can trigger intangible chemistry. Inspired by this, Scent of a Dream is infused with three “magic molecules”—Hedione, Iso E Super, and Ambrox—to mimic the pheromones that trigger desire.” I am not quite sure if this is 100% true but this is my go to fragrance when I want to feel sexy – insert me getting ready for countless (awful) tinder dates.

The experts say Scent of a Dream is a harmonious symphony of notes that evolves through your day. In the morning, you’ll notice a fresh, invigorating scent of lemon, peach and saffron. The heart of the fragrance develops over five hours. New notes reveal themselves—jasmine and tuberose—before ending the day with provocative hints of sandalwood and amber.  This fragrance is MAGIC and if it came in a travel tube I would carry it in every bag for every date!

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FOREO, IRIS

This uniquely designed eye massager (not what YOU think it is) utilizes alternative T-Sonic™ technology to reduce the visible signs of crow’s feet, dark circles, and bags under your eyes. All while dramatically improving the absorption and efficacy of your favorite eye cream or serum. I mean after 30 who doesn’t love an eye cream or serum? Throw in a device that makes that eye cream or serum work THAT much better and you’ve got yourself an IRIS.

Its unique technology delivers gentle pulsations to the eye area, which are far more effective than manually massaging the eye contour. It features two different modes: Pure Mode and Spa Mode. Pure Mode very gently replicates the feeling of manual massage and is suitable for skin that is beginning to show signs of aging. Spa Mode recreates a professional beauty treatment by combining tapping with delicate pulsations and is perfect for skin with more pronounced signs of aging. I am 100% obsessed with the IRIS and can not go to be without using it!

How do you use this fancy device?

– Step 1: Apply. Use and spread your regular eye cream or serum.

– Step 2: Left eye. Apply IRIS on the eye contour of your left eye for 30 seconds.

– Step 3: Right eye. Apply IRIS on the eye contour of your right eye for 30 seconds.

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