I've currently got piles of beauty products to try in the next few weeks - it's overflowed into my living room, much to my boyfriend's chagrin. I figured to give myself a kick of motivation to start working my way through it, I'd put together a post showcasing the things I'll be trying. I'm probably sounding super ungrateful but I really am SO thankful for the things I get sent and the opportunities I get from this blog, and from all of you. Sappiness aside, let's get into the products.
THE BODY SHOP | I received a super exciting package with some new makeup bits from The Body Shop recently. There are new eyeshadow quads, a liquid bronzer, and eyeshadow sticks. I'm super excited about this Down To Earth Gold eyeshadow quad, and they have the perfect amount of pigment and shimmer for an everyday look. I'm thinking of doing a more lowkey Christmas look next week, and if I get around to it, I'm going to be using this! I've also been loving their Eye Color Stick in Gold - it makes a perfect base for the eyeshadow quad and helps keep the eyeshadow in place. And I'm obsessed with the new Honey Bronze Drops of Sun - it's a slightly transparent, gel-like fluid that looks like such a natural bronzed look on the skin. I might even prefer it to my NARS Liquid Laguna!
RODIAL | I got a care package of some of Rodial's best-sellers as an intro to the brand. I've always wanted to try Rodial but had just never gotten around to it yet. I'm so happy with the Eyeshadow Palette - it's full of the most beautiful neutrals that look perfect for everyday or for slightly more dramatic looks. They're really smooth and pigmented, too. I also got a few of the new Suede Lips, and my favorite shade has been Big Apple. It's a really pretty mauve/berry that I'm always all about.
PHYSICANS FORMULA | I'm super into cushion foundations at the moment, so I'm excited to try the new Mineral Wear ABC Cushion Foundation. I've swatched it on my hand and it feels slightly more matte than the other cushions I've tried, so I'll report back. I'm also going to be trying some bits from their Argan Wear collection - the mascara, kajal eyeliner, and lip oil.
THE BEAUTY CROP | I've got the cutest set of lip crayons from The Beauty Crop to try out. In the Pucker Up & Play Set you get three PBJ Smoothie Sticks in Guava Nice Day, Raisin the Roof, and Peach Please. They're such pretty shades for everyday, and the formula feels super lovely on the lips. I'm going to be doing a longer review on these with lip swatches, so keep your eyes peeled!
BUTTER LONDON | I was absolutely spoiled by Butter London - they sent along some of their Patent Shine 10x Nail Polishes to try (pictured are Yummy Mummy and Fancy), as well as a few Plush Rush Lipsticks. My nails are in horrendous condition right now, so I'm looking forward to painting them and getting them looking nice again. The lipsticks also have a nice formula too - not glossy, but not matte, and the shades Lucky and Daring are super pretty.
NATURA BISSE | I was sent the absolutely beautiful Diamond Extreme Night Dual Treatment from Natura Bisse, and I really can't wait to try them. Using the oil and mask together is meant to repair and rejuvenate the skin overnight. I'm cracking into these as soon as possible and will report back on how they work for my skin.
MAD HIPPIE | Last but not least, I received a few bits from Mad Hippie Skincare. I had heard of the brand before, but only briefly. So far I'm utterly in love with the Cream Cleanser and the Vitamin A Serum. The cleanser has been my favorite for a second cleanse or a morning cleanse - it contains jojoba, green tea, and macadamia oil, so it feels super nourishing on the skin while it cleanses. It's a winter staple for sure. And the Vitamin A Serum gently exfoliates and nourishes the skin, and I'm honestly noticing results similar to the Sunday Riley Luna Oil.
What new products have you been trying out?
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