I really do enjoy writing these posts where I describe the products that I’ve got my eye on at the moment and why I’m so intrigued, and it has been a bit than my last one – well, long enough that I’ve tried a number of products from my past wishlist posts. It’s a bit skincare heavy, as I’ve been particularly skincare-obsessed as of late, but there’s also some inspiration from looking into items that I would like to try in the Sephora VIB Sale that’s coming up in the near future!
Paula’s Choice Resist BHA 9 ($42 US): I’ve never really found a spot treatment that worked for me, or even did not irritate my skin to death, drying out the blemish and making it look worse than it actually did beforehand, but I’ve heard great things about this slow-release 9% BHA treatment. My skin tends to respond well to BHA (beta-hydroxy acid) and it would be handy to have something for those pesky blemishes that come through and scar like nothing else in this world – this is supposed to help on both the pimple and the scarring front, too. It’s selection here might also have something to do with the huge inflamed zit that appeared on my chin out of nowhere yesterday…
Tangle Teezer Original Detangling Hairbrush ($20): Anyone who falls into the faithful reader category or knows me well enough in real life to hear me complain about my hair woes, I might just have the tangliest hair on the planet and because of this affliction, I’m eager to try anything that promises to make the detangling process easier. Although I’ve tried and still use the Goody ‘dupe’ of this detangling brush, with the Sephora sale around the corner, I’m desperate to try the real thing and see if it fares better.
MAC Patisserie Lipstick ($20): I realized the saddest thing this week – I’ve somehow lost my favourite, comfortable, sheer warm browny pink lipstick and it’s permanent – I can’t find it in any of my 3859 purses etc. I’m coming to terms with my loss and I miss it so much that I need another one in my life pronto.
NARS Steven Klein Collaboration One Shocking Moment Cheek Palette ($92): Believe it or not, this years NARS Cheek Palette has caught my eye above all other palettes that were released by the holidays; I adore cheek products of all kinds and palettes like this one are nice choices to get a large assortment. I love how it comes with an impressive amount of product – unlike say the Houglass Ambient Lighting Edit – and how it comes with a nice variety of their cheek products that I’ve been wanting to try – I’ve never gone for the cult-favourite Laguna, and this palette almost contains the full-size bronzer and it includes two blushes that I’ve been meaning to try for ages from NARS, Luster and Dolce Vita. I think it would also be a great way to try my beloved, Paloma Contouring Blush without feeling like you were investing $50 dollars into a single duo.
REN Wake Wonderful Night-Time Facial ($74): I really adore these hydrating chemical exfoliant products and although its expensive and new to the market, – so I haven’t heard much about it – I’m intrigued by this one because of just how much Lactic Acid it contains – as I’ve wanted to try this AHA for its hydrating properties and gentleness but have not – and because of its hydrating base, without irritating alcohol or fragrance anywhere near the top of the ingredient list. My only concerns are the price and the fact that the pH is not listed – the large quantity sodium lactate in the product tends to raised the pH and it could possibly be doing so to a level that reduces the AHAs efficacy. Nevertheless, I’m dying to try the overnight hydrating and exfoliating treatment.
Laneige Bright Renew Original Serum ($59): I think my skincare routine is looking pretty great at the moment, but one product that I would like to add is a niacinamide-laden serum and this one seems like it fits the bill, with a high concentration of the cell-communicating and barrier repairing antioxidant, along with loads of the antioxidant squalane as well. I’m quite excited that this Korean brand has come into Canada, through Sephora, because they do have some interesting products, including this one. It would definitely be a nice cooler weather addition to combat irritation and my perpetual dehydration!