Five to Try


These kinds of posts are some of my favorites to write - I just love discovering new products that I love and want to recommend. I'm happy about how much healthier my spending habits have been lately, but I still do miss trying new things all the time. 

Glossier Body Hero Daily Perfecting Cream* | This month Glossier launched Body Hero, a duo of body care products to give you that "Glossier Glow" on the other 90% of your body. Buying the Duo saves you $5, but my favorite product of the two (and the standout for me) is the Daily Perfecting Cream. It's a rich, buttery texture - think Priming Moisturizer Rich, but in a tube - but it sinks in really quickly. It has the loveliest orange blossom neroli scent that isn't overpowering and stays close to the body, and it also has the teeniest bit of shimmer to give you a dewy glow. I used to only moisturize my legs after showering, but I love this stuff so much that I actually use it all over. You can get 20% off your first Glossier order through my rep link.


Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Universal Lip LuminizerAnother huge launch this month was that of Fenty Beauty - I tried a bunch of products from the line, and actually the standout to me has been the gloss. I love that she started with just one shade, and it really does seem universal. It's a warm rose nude with a bit of shimmer that looks just beautiful. It makes the lips look fuller without being too over the top, and the formula is comfortable and moisturizing rather than sticky. I love the scent too. You can read my thoughts on the other products I've tried in my Fenty Beauty Review.

REN Glycol Lactic Radiance Renewal Mask* | I've heard so many great things about this mask over the years, so I was so excited when it was sent to me this month. I'm all about exfoliating masks to brighten my skin, so I knew my skin would love this. It's a smooth, creamy consistency that spreads over the skin easily, and it smells really citrus-y. It contains glycolic, lactic, citric, and tartaric acids to dissolve dead skin cells and reveal brighter skin. I love this one because it's not harsh on my skin - I can use it in the morning with no leftover redness, and it makes my skin super smooth.

Laneige Lip Sleeping MaskThis is another cult-favorite I finally got my hands on this month. My lips are a little weird and react to random lip balms, so it took me awhile to stray from my Balm Dotcom in the day/Bite Agave Lip Mask at night routine, but this one has fit in nicely and hasn't given me any reactions. It's not quite as thick or sticky as the Bite lip mask - it actually feels quite smooth and soft on the lips. It still manages to stick around all night, and I can still feel it on my lips when I wake up in the morning. I love that it smooths my lips so well overnight without even having to use a lip scrub. It's a great one for lazy nights when I just want to get in bed for sure. Plus, it smells like pink Starbursts (the best flavor), so you really can't go wrong.

Dr. Dana 9-Free Nail Color* | Along with curbing my spending, keeping up with gel manicures went out the window, so the new nail system by Dr. Dana has been perfect! My nails were in rough shape, but the Hydrating Base Coat* has really helped too. They've come out with a line of six shades, all created by strong women - a collection I can get behind. They're all beautiful colors, but my favorites have been Gayle (King), the perfect nude, Judy (Joo), a classic deep red, and TheSkimm, which is their bespoke blue shade. The polishes apply well and aren't streaky, and they have the BEST brush ever. It's so easy to apply to the nail quickly and neatly.

Have you tried anything new that you love lately?

*Products mentioned have been sent to me for consideration, but all opinions are my own. Please see my disclaimer for more information. This post contains affiliate links.