So i have been investing in my beauty routine a little bit more recently and i am finally lifting myself out of that post-baby pajama day e’ryday funk. I’ve been using some new products for a couple of months now and i love them and just had to share! I purchased from Sephora NZ using the new Afterpay option so i have listed prices in accordance to that. PS if you haven’t heard of AFTERPAY it is amazing, it’s a modern take on layby where you get your items straight away and its interest free and four easy fortnightly repayment (so i can afford to live a little more fancily hehehe). Without further ado, here are my top 4 in no particular order because they are all great:
- Herbivore Botanicals: Coco Rose Coconut Oil Lip Conditioner – $3
This has been a godsend to my post-pregnancy dry and flakey lips! It also really enhances the natural colour of my lips which is great for days when i don’t feel like wearing any lip colour. Also it is vegan and animal friendly and free of all those nasty parabens and sulphates. Plus it’s gluten free. And it looks hella classy. WINNING.
Marc Jacobs Beauty: Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara – $39
I have searched high and low for a mascara that will make my pathetic invisible eyelashes look long and full without the need for extensions or falsies and without making poor fragile eyes weep when i inevitably forget i am wearing mascara and rub my eyes to oblivion… and great scott i found it, finally. This mascara is by far the best i have ever used. I can add one layer for a bit of definition and a simple natural look or i can layer it up and build for a more dramatic longer effect. It’s buildable WITHOUT CLUMPING! Many many many plus points for this mascara. Thank you Marc Jacobs! And for a designer brand the price tag is pretty sweet, especially when you compare it with some highstreet beauty brand prices…its not that much more expensive.
- IT Cosmetics: No. 50 Anti-aging Collagen Veil Primer – $68
Yes i am only 23 and yes i purchased an anti-aging products because MOM LIFE got me like woah where’d those wrinkles come from? I use this over my moisturizer every night before bed to make the most of that collagen when i sleep, and in the day i wear it over my moisturizer and under my makeup. I can already see a difference in my skin, it’s much more plump and a lot less tired looking and my eye area is looking less sunken too. It also makes for a great makeup base, and my foundation goes on effortlessly over the top.
- Last but by no means least, miracle water for your face! Caudalie: Beauty Elixir – $27
A toning mist that sets makeup and can also be used as a priming base. It’s very refreshing and smells like peppermint, need i say more? No, but i will. I use this to set my makeup, it brightens up my complexion and makes my face look all fresh and glowy. I love this, i carry it with me in my handbag whenever i feel the need for some hydrating and a freshen up, or just to smell the peppermint!
Here are the links to the items listed at Sephora NZ, in case you want to check it out for yourself, which you should. And don’t forget that afterpay!