Sunday, 25 September 2016

Don't have it. But want it.

Everyone has those products that they want they maybe are sold out, haven't released yet or were limited edition and are now hard to come by. I have like a list going! I always tend to browse Sephora and pick out favs, add them to my wish list AND even screenshot some products that beauty lovers rave about. I have some products here that you might be doing the same thing with... so get your phones out, take notes or maybe you are ahead of the game and already have these in your stash!

So here are the products I currently want and I'll tell you exactly why too.

Mario Badescu - Drying Lotion

This is similar to the Origins spot remover that clears up acne within a day or two BUT this is a bit stronger and even works on whiteheads! If you want to give this brand a try then this is definitely one product to go for over the rest. The entire line is great for acne prone skin and maintaining a great complexion. This has been on my list to get for a long time. PLUS Huda Kattan (founder of Huda Beauty) swears by this product for acne, so you know it's got to be good!

Derma Rollers

What are they? It's a pretty new beauty craze so if you haven't heard of these don't be alarmed! Derma rollers are a beauty tool that contains small needles (comes in different sizes) that you can roll over your skin, even lips to minimize aging, decrease acne scars and get nutrients to the lower levels of skin.  This product is a hit and miss with many people because you really need to do your research and make sure you get a great one. The needles also shouldn't be too sharp if you are new to the game, so opt for nothing over 0.50 mm and then gradually go up from there. There's a lot of reviews out there and it's important to read the instructions carefully before using. You don't want to overuse these or you do risk damaging your skin! But for those who do watch some tutorials, read and do their research well, this has changed their skin routine forever! I've done the research for you, so if you are looking for a derma roller the Youyaner derma roller kit is your best purchase. It also comes with instructions and a numbing cream. If you are skeptical you can always head over to a nice salon that offers this service and try it out before making a purchase.

Anna Semonin - Soothing Apricot Kernel Oil

This is another product that I saw Huda Kattan rave about on her Snapchat and I HAD to add it. Plus it's a bestseller on websites such as Cult Beauty with rave reviews from customers, so you know it's got to be good. This is an oil used primarily at night and promises soothing, calming effects which are great for nighttime skin care. 

Yu Ling - Jade Facial Roller

Jade facial rollers are also pretty new to the beauty game. They are getting more popular now with many top beauty gurus loving them (Huda Kattan is one of them!). This particular one is available on Cult Beauty's website but any jade roller should work. It's basically great for face contouring and all you do is massage it in a downwards motion for at least 15-20 minutes. I do admit this is in my want list just to see if it really does work. These also work the same way as derma rollers do but are more gentle on the skin. Why jade? Many dynasties in China a long time ago swore by Jade and saw it as a way to remove negative energy from the body, giving you a calming and relaxing feeling after use. 

Tate Harper - Purifying Mask

I saw this on Sephora under the bestsellers section and was intrigued. Then I noticed it was also an Allure bestseller. And then just yesterday I heard Huda Kattan rave about it on her Snapchat. And that was it, I was sold! I browsed their website too and they have 5 stars across the board from their customers too. This mask claims to help eliminate signs of environmental stressors and keep your skin looking fresh. So yes this is definitely in my list of wants.

Intraceuticals - Vitamin A Booster

Ok I LOVE and ADORE Huda Kattan so yes this another recommendation from her Snapchat. She raved about this product so I proceeded to check it out and there are others who agree with her. So now this one is in my must buy as well. This is great for acne prone skin and also just to keep your skin looking clear all year long. It may sting a bit if you do have sensitive skin but vitamin A has always been great for the skin. This is a new brand for me and hails from Australia. This is also another Best of Beauty by Allure for 2014, which is an added plus.

Benefit Cosmetics - Soft & Natural Brow Kit

So this is the first of actual makeup wants, I know above I covered a lot of skincare products and tools but those are definitely some products worth trying out. So now with the launch of this amazingly HUGE eyebrow line by Benefit Cosmetics, of course this is on my want list. This has everything you could possibly need to get your eyebrows looking amazing. So now there really is no excuse.

Becca x Jaclyn Hill Champagne Collection - in Hyacinth

I actually talked about this collection in my Highlighters 101 blog post yesterday but I don't currently have this highlighter and that pop of pink is just killing it for me. Plus the rave reviews on this entire collection has me wanting to run to Sephora soon!

Tom Ford - Cream and Powder Eye Colors

Currently these come in 4 shades - Golden Peach and Naked Bronze are on Sephora if you want to grab some pronto. They all look absolutely beautiful and very pigmented, not to mention creamy! I'm really loving that naked bronze shade so this is a definite try for me. 

And that's my long list of beauty and skincare products that I would love to try. So next time if you are looking for a change in your skincare or makeup regimen, maybe grab one or two from this list and let me know your thoughts!