From perfume to skincare and beyond, here’s what we’re obsessed with right now
Sephora is to me as Disney World is to kids. But seriously, what girl doesn't want to get lost inside a beauty mecca for hours on end? I don't consider myself to be a beauty guru by any means, but I do love the blissful feeling of pampering myself with new products. The five products below are my current obsessions! What new products did you try this month?
Elizabeth and James Nirvana Bourbon
$85 via Sephora
I immediately fell for the soft, airy scent of Elizabeth and James's Nirvana Bourbon Perfume. With notes of vanilla, bourbon and oakwood, it's lighter than you'd think without being too sweet, making it the perfect summer scent. I've been rotating it with my other perfumes for about a month now, and I get compliments on it every time I wear it!
Murad Pore Reform Skin Smoothing Polish
$32 via Sephora
I walked into Sephora a couple of weeks ago and was aimlessly wandering the skincare section when a sales associate asked me if I needed help. I clearly looked a little lost, and I'm glad I accepted the offer because it helped me find my latest skincare love: this invigorating Murad cleanser. I was looking for an exfoliating cleanser that is still gentle enough to use every day. I don't care for creamy cleaners without exfoliants since I don't feel like they fully remove all of the makeup, dirt and grime that build up in a day. This cleanser gets it all and it doesn't smell chemical or pungent at all.
Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Carmello
$24 via Sephora
I've raved about Stila's Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick before, but this nude color called 'Carmello' is a new addition to my arsenal of products. I've been on the hunt for the perfect nude lip color for literally two years now. I want it to compliment my skin tone and coloring but not wash me out, and this does just that. My skin is on the fair side, yet has olive undertones thanks to my Italian heritage, and I've got blonde hair to top it off. This color blends perfectly with all that, but I think it could work for a fair amount of people too. Don't let the color of the tube fool you either—it goes on completely nude!
First Aid Beauty 5 in 1 Eye Cream
$32 via Sephora
First Aid Beauty's 5 in 1 Eye Cream feels like a miracle in a tiny little tube! At 27 (when did that happen?), I've yet to notice a dramatic difference in my undereyes, but I'll do everything I can to prevent it. My greatest problem is dark circles—due to a couple of minor underlying healthy issues, I am always tired, and sometimes I look it, too. This eye cream definitely has helped me look less exhausted, and I love that it's moisturizing yet still feels light.
GlamGlow Youthmud Mask
$22 via Sephora
I first got a sample of this tingly mud mask before going back to get the full size version. It gently exfoliates, leaving your skin feeling super soft and looking beautiful and bright.
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