New in Beauty, Spring 2018

When it comes to beauty, I tend to do a lot of research before buying. Even after watching countless hours of beauty-related videos on YouTube (really, I just like to have them in the background), it’s very rare that a product tempts me so much that I have to make a purchase unless I just feel like burning a hole in my wallet.

However, through various sources, I’ve come to obtain a few of these beauty products:

1. Ouai Texturizing Hair Spray: I try not to do much with my hair to minimize damaging it as much as possible, so I only air dry my hair. This, unfortunately, tends to leave my hair flat and uneventful. Sometimes, a dry shampoo helps with volumizing, but other times, I use the Ouai texturizing hairspray, which seems like a mix between a dry shampoo and a hairspray, at the roots of my hair. It adds a bit of a crunch towards the roots and is exactly what I was looking for. The price was a hard pill for me to swallow, and I’m just hoping that there is a lot of product to make the price per wear worth it.

2. Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate: I’ve heard of this product as being a holy grail night time product and I’m now a believer. It is said that if you use it at night, your face will become brighter by the morning. I tend to use it morning and night, and I can see my redness diminishing and my skin softening because of it. I have the 1oz bottle, thinking it would last me ages, but after a few weeks, I’m already almost halfway through!

3. Olay Regenerist: Weirdly enough, I bought this after trying my mom’s! I was staying at her house for a few days and, having forgotten my own facial moisturizer, was desperate for one and reached for this Olay moisturizer. I loved it! The cream is light and watery, and the best part is a little goes a long way. For a drugstore product, it felt quite luxurious and hydrating.

4. Jade Roller: And for the final beauty product for this post is the Jade roller. I’ve heard a few bloggers talk about it, and when I stumbled upon this particular one in Los Angeles’ Chinatown for a fraction of the price, I had to try. Guys, this tool is so good. I use this morning and night, right after cleansing the face. I roll the cool stone upward on my skin and it massages the blood flow. This is apparently very good for the lymphatic system, which is a godsend for me because I always seem to get annoying bumps near my ears that may have resulted from poor lymph node flow.

Every night for the past two to three weeks, I’ve also been applying various masks after cleansing at night, and my skin has dramatically improved. The texture has become so much smoother, the redness is decreasing, my pores are minimized, and the hyperpigmentation is fading. It’s extra work to put a mask on and wait 15-20 minutes before proceeding with the rest of my skincare routine, but I look at this time as my ‘me’ time. When the mask is on, I’m either catching up with my YouTube vloggers, read a book or manga, or practicing my Duolingo in bed as I unwind and get ready for bed. I may put together a blog post on the current masks in rotation as of now (truthfully, most of them are samples I get at Sephora!).

What are some of your new beauty purchases and how do you like them?


    • admin
      May 16, 2018 / 3:57 am

      It really is, Chloe!

    • admin
      May 16, 2018 / 3:57 am

      Yes to the roller! It’s become one of my favorite things to do during my skincare routines.

  1. May 15, 2018 / 10:49 pm

    Great post¡¡¡¡¡¡¡ I love Kiehl’s brand is super good¡¡¡¡¡

    Kisses from Miami

  2. May 16, 2018 / 1:45 am

    I’m a fan of Olay Regenerist, it’s simply amazing! Also, I’ve always wanted to try Kiehl’s, heard a lot of good things about it from my friends. Thanks for the recommendation dear!

    Jessica |

    • admin
      May 16, 2018 / 3:56 am

      Glad we’re on the same boat with Olay!

  3. candice
    May 16, 2018 / 5:39 am

    That roller looks so cool, haven’t tried anything like it before.

    Candice | Natalya Amour

    • admin
      May 17, 2018 / 1:58 am

      You totally should! 🙂

  4. May 17, 2018 / 6:57 pm

    I’ve heard great things about that brand! Definitely looking to mix up my spring beauty routine and these look great!

    -Emily |

  5. May 17, 2018 / 7:45 pm

    Oh I really enjoyed this! It’s amazing that you do so much research – maybe I should do this more often as well 😉 However, this post inspired me a lot. I have to try out this Midnight Recovery Concentrate from Kiehl’s!
    xx, Carmen –

  6. May 18, 2018 / 1:55 pm

    The jade roller is on my wish list. I’ve been loving kiehls in general as a brand x
    Lizzie Oladunni

  7. Velvet Blush
    May 19, 2018 / 3:25 pm

    The jade roller sounds amazing! I’ve been meaning to pick one up for a while x

    Velvet Blush

  8. Gabrielle
    May 20, 2018 / 12:52 am

    I’ve also heard/read SO many good things about Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Serum, although I’m worried to hear you’re getting through it so quickly as I’ve been meaning to try it myself soon as well haha. Hope you’re having a fabulous weekend so far! x

  9. May 22, 2018 / 5:46 pm

    Me too, I always have to really check a product before purchasing it. I guess that is a well-known dilemma. These are fantastic products to try, especially the mom-recommended one.

    StyleSprinter Blog by Katya Bychkova

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