I hope you’re ready for this. I found a lot of good staples last month that have made their way into my daily rotation.
1. 100% Pure Mint White Tea Tonique – I originally purchased this toner to use as a makeup setting spray, but I’ve also been using it during my daily/nightly cleansing routine. When my skin needs a little more hydration, I mist all over and let the toner sink in. Otherwise, I usually mist all over and wipe it up with a cotton ball. This toner smells wonderful, and keeps my skin feeling taught. It sets my makeup nicely and keeps it from looking cakey.
2. Kjaer Weis Creme Blush in Suntouched – I received this sample at Veer & Wander, a salon and apothecary in the SoMa area of San Francisco. The rep there said it was the perfect natural color for my skintone, and after using it almost every day, I totally believe her! It’s a beautiful, youthful coral that brightens the complexion. It’s very pigmented, so a little goes a long way. I think I’ll purchase a refill of this once I’m finished with my sample.
3. LC Lauren Conrad Necklace (similar) – I received this as a a Christmas gift from my brother, and I’ve been wearing it at least 3x a week ever since. I love how simple it is, and how it goes with almost any outfit. I’m not sure that this is still available online, but you may want to check your local Kohl’s just in case!
4. Kjaer Weis Creme Foundation in Just Sheer – Okay, time to fess up: I’ve been using this foundation since January but I wanted to make sure I love-loved it before I said anything about it here. Obviously, that time has come, hitting pan and all. Everything you have read about this foundation is true. The coverage is amazing. The finish is a gorgeous, natural-looking, satin-matte result that I can’t get from any other foundation. Some days I don’t even need to set it with powder (that’s saying a lot, considering how oily my t-zone gets!). The shade Just Sheer is a pretty close match; it’s a tad too dark but I can get away with it as long as I blend down onto my neck. Kjaer Weis has announced new shades in 2014, so I’m hoping that I can find a closer shade. If not, I’m contemplating purchasing Paper Thin to mix for my perfect shade.