The Beauty Brief

The Beauty Brief

As we head towards what is sure to be a dark and desolate winter, I like to treat myself to some extra pampering in the form of new beauty products. I’m especially conscious of skincare at this time of year, and my favorite products right now are the ones that keep my skin fresh, hydrated, and glowing. Here are a few of the items I’ve added into my routine this month.

Julep Restorative Facial Milk

Despite its ridiculous name, Julep’s Restorative Facial Milk is probably my #1 favorite new product right now. This creamy blend of five luscious oils is rich, light, and absorbs astonishingly fast. A great option for anyone who feels reluctant about face oils in general, it leaves absolutely zero residue and feels like nothing is on your face. My skin is on the dry side, so I like to apply it as a serum under my moisturizer before I go to bed.

Lush Cup o' Coffee Face and Body Mask

If you ever run out of coffee in the morning, just take a whiff of this stuff. You’ll be fully alert in seconds. Better yet, slather it all over yourself! It’s like getting slapped in the face with caffeine (in a good way, obvi). Sadly, I shower at night, so its invigorating properties are sort of wasted on me – and you really should use this in the shower rather than over the sink, as it makes a huge mess when you rinse it off. Although Cup O’ Coffee is technically a mask, it makes a fantastic scrub, too – it will leave your skin super soft, smooth, and brighter than before. And unlike many Lush masks, it’s not perishable, so you don’t have to rush to use it all quickly.

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector

I read a glowing review of Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector awhile ago, and have been dying to get my hands on it – or rather, get it on my face – ever since. It does not disappoint! This is truly one of the most natural-looking, beautiful luminizers I have ever come across. Just a tiny little drop blended across your cheekbones, brow bones, and the bridge of your nose will give you a gorgeous ethereal glow. It comes in several shades, but I love Moonstone, a lovely pale gold. Word to the wise: the pump dispenses way too much product, so you may want to unscrew the top and dab a little bit on your finger.

Have you tried any of these? What beauty products are you loving lately? Share your faves in the comments!

β™₯ Mil

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17 responses

  1. Oh that Lush Coffee scrub sounds so good! I also shower at night, but that ,might be just the product to help me through a horrible monday morning πŸ˜‰ Happy to hear it isn’t as perishable, I find the face masks just go off a little too quickly. xx

  2. I’ve always wanted to try Becca’s products. But I was never sure if they were good for oily skin. And that cup of coffee body and face mask sounds amazing. I also love that you can double use it as a scrub. Whenever you can get dual use out of a product, I tend to love it even more.

    Kia / KTS
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    • My skin is definitely dry, so I’m not sure how well Becca would work for oily skin…but I believe the shimmering skin perfector is also available in powder form, which may be better for you πŸ™‚ And you’ll definitely love the scrub!

  3. oooo that julep serum looks divine. I layer rosehip oil over my serum and under my moisturizer before I go to bed. My skin is getting so dry especially since winter is coming.

    • I’ve heard such amazing things about rosehip oil! I will have to try that. Thanks for the tip, hon πŸ™‚

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