Lovin’ Lately

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I went crazy for essential oils  over last couple of weeks. Really crazy. I mean, I’ve used them in the past a lot, but I swear that I’ve been reaching for them every single day.

I’ve been feeling a little anxious due to some stress I’ve been dealing with at work, so that’s probably why. It’s just something that helps me cope and relax. It’s like, I get home from work and I immediately put my diffuser on. There’s just something about aromatherapy that calms me down and helps me unwind.

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I love using this diffuser that adds a little moisture into the air and diffuses the oils safely. It also lights up and turns off automatically when it runs out of water so I don’t have to worry about turning it off before I fall asleep. Usually, I keep my diffuser at my nightstand or at my home office desk while I work or read.

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Peppermint, Lavender and Lemongrass are my favorites. Peppermint helps me breathe while Lavender and Lemongrass are very soothing. Peppermint is also sort a very happy and uplifting scent- I’m obsessed. Eucalyptus is also great for when you feel stressed and anxious- it’s probably one of my favorite scents. Whenever I’m really stressed I love ending my day with a eucalyptus bath.

leighton-denny-miracle-mistIf you follow me on Instagram then you know that I’ve been loving Glossybox. July Glossybox came with this Leighton Denny Miracle Mist* for nails. It’s the same thing that they use at the salon to make your nails dry faster and…. it actually works. Love that it doesn’t dull the nail polish shine, it’s a dry spray and even though I rarely paint my nails in a rush, this product would be perfect for someone who doesn’t have a ton of time to spend on their beauty routine. Nothing worse than smudging your fresh manicure because you just couldn’t wait for your nails to dry properly. :)

You already had a glimpse into my August makeup bag where I talked about these two products, but I really want to mention them again. Marc Jacobs Air Blush in Kinky Kisses* is gorgeous. The formula, the finish, the color, the packaging- I love everything about it. I’m not a blush girl, but I seriously fell in love with this one. Charlotte Tilburry’s Miranda May is a shade that works so well with skin tone and eye color- I’ve been using it all.the.time. Wears comfortably and has a gorgeous finish.

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Moving on to skincare- two collagen products I’ve been using on regular basis: Mario Badescu Super Collagen Mask and Jouviance Collagen Boost Needle-Free Filler Serum*. Now, I don’t have any wrinkles, but I do have some rolling acne scars on my right cheek. Those are the type of scars that are wide and shallow and are caused by the damage under the surface of skin. I’m planning to eventually get laser treatments on my skin, but my dermatologist told me that first my skin needs to be completely acne-free. So, in the mean time I also reach for quite a few anti-aging products that are supposed to help my skin’s texture.

I’ve used the Super Collagen Mask years ago and recently picked up another jar. This mask is soo good. The subtle scent, the way it leaves my skin feeling, the way it feels on my skin- I love everything about it. Doesn’t irritate or burn my skin at all. I just wish that it came in a tube. If you want to give this mask a try, I’d definitely recommend you use a make brush like this one to apply this mask as it can get a bit messy.

Recently, I was also introduced to Jouviance– a Montreal beauty brand that just landed in CVS drugstores around US. I’ve been using their new Restructiv Collagen Boost Serum* and it has everything I love in skincare. Sleek, pump packaging and gentle, fragrance-free formula. I love the way this leaves my skin feeling- very smooth and soft. I’ve been using it for the last couple of weeks, twice a day (+ SPF50 during the day) and I can tell that it does help my skin look more plump. I’m planning on continuing to use this serum twice a day and I’ll definitely give you a little update in a few weeks.

What are you guys loving at the moment?


*PR samples/gifted items