Spring is upon us here in the Midwest and it's been a bit of a crazy one. So since the temperature keeps fluctuating I've been trying to let my skin breathe a little bit. All over foundation this time of year just makes my skin feel heavy. I want to feel light and breezy right about now; don't you?
I've been on the tinted moisturizer hunt for what feels like years now. Many of them are often too dark for my fair skin, or they don't have quite enough coverage, or the right finish. I know- I sound like Goldilocks.
Enter in DeVita Moisture Tints! If you've stopped by here before you may know that I adore the DeVita Solar Protective Moisturizer. While I was reordering my next tube of that I decided to take chance on the Moisture Tints in Light. I found it was backordered and may take a couple weeks to arrive. So I waited. Not really patiently. But on a rainy April day it showed up on my doorstep and I kid you not that I put it on immediately.
I loved it and wanted to write this post pretty much that moment. But I made myself test it out for a couple weeks before professing all my love for it. And the verdict? I so still love it. It's lightly hydrating and goes on smoothly. It gives me the perfect amount of coverage. Not too sheer and not too thick. It just makes my skin look like better skin.
The only downside I find to it is that I would love for it to be SPF 30 instead of SPF 15. But that's it. So if I were you and in the market for a new tinted moisturizer with SPF; I would try this one.
Oh my! I'm quite late to the bandwagon of posting my May Goodebox.
But for curiosity's sake I thought I'd still put it up.
So in this month's box I got:
VITACARE Gum in Cool Mint
Health Warrior Chia Bar in Coconut
The Natural Lip Scrub in Organic Orange
Shea Terra Organics Moroccan Argan & Wild Honey Facial Elixir
Pure + Remedy Serums in Skin so Bright & Vitamin C
I'm pretty excited for both the gum and the lip scrub. The coconut bar will probably go to the boyfriend as I don't love eating coconut as much as I love smelling it. The jury's out on the Pure + Remedy serums because they do contain phenoxyethanol and last time I tried a serum with that my skin flipped out. And I'm playing around with the Shea Terra Cleansing Elixir.
Here's another video of me chattering on about what my favorites are this month.
I picked one item from each category that really was used consistently throughout the month. I figured this gave me some parameters so I didn't end up picking a ton of items. Which I did the first time I filmed it. 15 minutes later I was still rambling on about soap and oils. So short and sweet it is.
I love scrubs of all types. So when I saw this one from Nourish on special at Ulta I decided to give it a try. I've loved everything else I've bought from them. Unfortunately this product did not live up to the high standards that the other products had set for it. Total disappointment. I can tell you that this will not be on any lists for repurchasing. And I know I talk about the smell in the video but can we reflect on it for a moment? Corn? Really Nourish?! Anyways I digress.
Please let me know of any of your favorite body scrubs.
Any and all recipes or products ideas are totally welcome.
Thanks for stopping by!
*Did you notice the cat in the background? That's Cricket. Yeah, she wouldn't leave.*
**Also, I swear that "y'all" is not part of my everyday vocabulary.
If there is one thing I love about spring and summer it's the emergence of a bright coral lip. Coral is one of those colors that I think suits just about everyone. There are so many depths and color variances that there is bound to be a shade that will suit you! These are five of my most worn coral lip colors.
1. Tarte LipSurgence in Joy - This is my everyday coral. It wakes up my face and adds the perfect amount of color. It looks totally orange in the tube but once applied the color is a great coral tone.
4. Jane Iredale Lip Fixation in Devotion - A mid-tone coral that can be worn sheer or full on. The gloss it comes with is just a gold sparkle. It's a little tacky in texture for my taste so I tend to wear the stain with a lip balm on top.
Ever feel like your complexion just needs a pick me up? One Love Organics Morning Glory serum is a great little number for waking up your skin. I like to use it at night when your skin is already doing amazing things to regenerate itself. This serum features Raspberry Leaf which is a great source of natural polypeptides, flavonoids and niacin. Peptides and niacin are great anti-aging ingredients that help with stimulating the skin. This in turn helps with toning the skin as well. Lemon balm and peppermint will help to reduce inflammation and omega 3s provide easily absorbed moisture that will help to smooth the skin. I've been really loving this serum to give my skin a bit of a pick me up. I find it layers really well under my Olie Biologique Argan oil and my LBF Barbary Fig Seed Oil for a great night time treatment. I knew that I had been loving this serum when I traveled with it. And when I flew home and found that it had leaked all over my quart baggie I was totally bummed. Spills aside- I've got about a 1/4 left in this bottle and am already thinking about repurchasing it when I run out. Morning Glory serum is 1 oz and runs $48. I received this product in my No More Dirty Looks Quarterly Box.