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The Beauty Rundown | January 2017

Last month, I finally decided to bite the bullet and pick it up after seeing so many people talking about how good it was. I've been getting more into skincare and since my skin tends to get drier during the winter months, this seemed fitting. I must say that this is hydrating, however I don't think it was as hydrating as other people claimed it to be. My current moisturizer is the Vichy Aqualia Thermal Light Cream and when comparing it to the FAB one, Vichy just gives me way more hydration. My skin still feels a little tight when I use this cream and contrary to the non-greasy claim (on Sephora), I do find it to be a little slick-feeling even after giving it a few minutes to sink into my skin. 

During Cyber Monday, these were going for a dollar so I decided to pick one up while restocking on a favourite of mine - the Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% serum. This is said to be a hydration support formula. I don't notice a huge difference in hydration, but ever since I started incorporating this into my routine, I noticed that my skin looked and felt more supple and smooth. This serum has a gel-like texture and I noticed that it gets a little tacky on initial application. However, I do go in with other products afterwards and that doesn't become an issue for me. 

One thing I can't stand is chapped lips and unfortunately for me, mine get very dry and I've struggled to find something to combat that. So after seeing a bunch of good reviews on this, I decided to give it a go. I was definitely not left disappointed. The smell of this is a very fruity scent, which I'm very fond of; however, it's a very subtle scent and not too overpowering. The formula is super smooth and it just glides on during application. A little goes a very long way with this lip mask. I like to apply this right before bed and by the time I wake up, my lips are smooth, plump, and very moisturized. I'm happy to say that I finally found something to help with my dry lips. 


This month I'll be reviewing:

  • Lush Rose Jam Shower Gel | Lush, $9.95
  • Peter Thomas Roth Cucumber Gel Mask (deluxe sample) | Sephora, $64
  • Peter Thomas Roth Mega Rich Intensive Anti-Aging Cellular Cream (deluxe sample) | Sephora, $105

Have you tried any of these products?

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