Happy New Year! It’s a new year so that means a new you right? Everyone is busy making resolutions and trying to start 2015 on the right foot. I’ve been scouting around and have picked a few products that I have tested out this month that I think will start me out right this year.
Bath and Body Works Antibacterial Gel
Bath and Body Works is a US bath/body/home brand that has the best antibacterial gels under the sun. I had some sent to me recently from the States and I must say that I am loving these pocket-sized protectors. In particular, the Honolulu Sun smells like a day at the beach – much nicer than your typical alcohol-smelling antibac gel. If you have anyone in the States that can pick these up for you, they are a great little handbag hero in the winter months.
Pixi Glow Tonic
I have a lot of love for Pixi lately. Especially the Glow Tonic – this is a 5% glycolic toner that should be used after cleansing and before your serum. The glycolic acid helps to get rid of old skin cells to reveal smoother and brighter skin. I love this toner and have been using it night and day – it stings very slightly but that’s a good thing because I know it’s working. And it’s not alcohol that’s making the sting – it’s the very useful glycolic acid doing its work! My skin feels brighter and smoother after using this for two weeks.
Pixi H2o Skintint
Another great product by Pixi is the H2O Skintint which is a Tinted Face Gel. I love this for the weekend when I want to tone down on the make-up and am looking for just light coverage. It’s great for letting the skin breathe which is what we all need in January. You will find it feels light and airy and makes it look like you are wearing nothing at all on your face – perfect for a Sunday.
Pixi Flawless & Poreless Primer
I am also loving the Pixi Flawless & Poreless Primer. This little primer is slightly tinted and helps to keep skin mattified. I have really oily skin so this is great for keeping things under control!
O.D.A. (Optimum Derma Aciditate)
I picked up this little treat for the eyes at the Sanrizz Beauty Aesthetic Clinic in Knightsbridge. The salon there offers a range of treatments from massage and facials, to makeovers to eyelash extensions to haircare.
They also sell a range of skincare products by O.D.A. – a professional cosmetic line from Lithuania which is acid-based yet organic. And remember we love acid-based products because of their skin-smoothing and exfoliating properties. This anti-wrinkle eye cream which I picked up is a remedy particular for dark circles and puffiness under the eyes so would make a great treatment after too many late nights out!
Lord & Berry
I had never tried Lord & Berry before until I picked them up at the Sanrizz Beauty Aesthetic Clinic recently. It is a professional line of make-up from Italy that was only previously available for make-up artists to use on models. Therefore it is rather hard to find their products but I’ve got the eye pencil in #221 and the lip pencil in 20100.
The lip pencil is a frosty pink that is nice to layer over another lipstick for a shimmery kick.
Silk’n Diamond Peeling Microdermabrasion
I love this little device. I have been using it for a few weeks now and after using it my skin feels smoother and also plumper due to the fact it feels like a little massage. This is an at-home microdermabrasion device that I have covered in a previous post but wanted to include it again as I think it’s fab. I’ve been using it every other day or every two days, after cleansing on a clean, dry face. I go over the key spots on my face for about 5-10 minutes. This is great to do while browsing Instagram!