New Beauty Favorites

currently crushing beauty, dr murad, purlisse, kelly teegarden organics, lalicious, rodial snake oil, trilogy usa balm, it cosmetics finishing powder


You know how I’m always trying new beauty products?  Well, the past few weeks have been an incredibly fun period of experimentation with the latest in skincare.  I’ve tried so many great products from tried-and-true brands plus a few that I had never heard of before.  I’ll share more of my discoveries in the coming weeks but for now I wanted to give you a quick peek at the ones that I’ve been using and loving each and every day for the past week.

Working my way from left to right, I’ve got an amazing natural deodorant from Kelly Teegarden Organics that actually works.  There’s a great back story on the Kelly Teegarden brand and you can read more at  Next up is ‘Bye Bye Pores’ from IT Cosmetics which is giving me a ‘soft filter’ finish which I love! A big winner from Dr. Murad is the Hydro Dynamic Quenching Essence which has done an incredible job of erasing all signs of my Winter dryness.

I’m just starting to understand why everyone is jumping on the Asian beauty face mask bandwagon; they really work for me and they’re fantastic!  I tried the pur-lisse Blue Lotus and White Tea mask and my face felt smooth, plump and soft.  The Trilogy ‘Everything Balm’ is truly EVERYTHING.  I tossed this balm in my bag a week ago and have used it every single day for lips and under my eyes and even my cuticles; it’s going to be one of those little gifts that I’ll be giving to friends and family.

I’ve been trying quite a few products from luxury line, Rodial over the past month and I’m seriously crushing on every single item but for the sake of this quick roundup I’ve included just the Rodial Snake Booster Oil.  I admit that I was a tiny bit afraid to try it based on the name but it is an outstanding oil that softens, smooths and visibly firms and reduces the look of the fine lines around my eyes.  Lastly, I’m obsessed with the latest in my collection of goodies from Lalicious and I’ve been keeping that sunny little pot of Lalicious Sugar Lemon Lip Butter on my nightstand and waking up with super-soft and nourished lips.