I decided to write a post about some things I'm enjoying now. Some of the links below are affiliate links and are marked. Mostly I just wanted to share some fun finds.
1. Gwynnie Bee clothing subscription service (affiliate link)
I still feel like this is such a great deal. I have the three-at-a-time plan, so I always seem to have something new on its way to me. This is definitely my favorite find of the year. I have never taken so many pictures of myself in my life.
2. NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer SPF 30 (Amazon Affiliate Link)
This summer I was wearing this in St. Moritz, but when I went back to Sephora this winter, the sales associate said Groenland would be a better match (not available on Amazon, here it is on Sephora). This feels so light but has a little more pigment than some other tinted moisturizers, so it covers blemishes. There is a nice range of shades too. It has a little bit of a dewy finish, which is nice this time of year when my skin tends to be dry. In the summer, when my skin gets oilier, I like Urban Decay's NAKED Skin Makeup, but this time of year it tends to look chalky on me.
3. Urban Decay's NAKED Basics palette (at Sephora and Ulta)
The problem with most of those eyeshadow mega-palettes is that they are too big to fit in my makeup kit. This one from Urban Decay has matte, wearable shades. Here's a nice review with swatches. I don't really wear a lot of color on my eyes so I get a lot of mileage out of this.
4. Oral-B Deep Sweep Electric Toothbrush (Amazon Affiliate link)
Sometimes I miss the simplicity (and quiet) of my old manual toothbrush, but I got rave reviews from the hygienist at my last dental visit since switching to this one. She said, "whatever you are doing, keep doing it." What I have been using is brushing with this every day. Now that I have figured out how it works, I am getting great results and I'm no longer making a mess with it. I would have never bought an electric toothbrush for myself, so I'm very happy that I won this one from the Prime Beauty Blog earlier this year.
5. Bliss Spa The Youth as We Know It starter kit (Amazon Affiliate Link)
I found this on sale at T.J. Maxx for $25 and decided to give it a try. My skin had begun to act up because of the cold. I have the weird issue that my skin can be be sensitive, dry, or acne-prone depending on the weather. This is a little bit moisturizing without being too heavy, and it has helped to calm things down a bit. I don't know if it's making me look younger, but it has kept my skin very soft.
By the way, I am still using my Clarisonic Mia 2 regularly, and my review of it from 2012 is by far the most popular link on my blog. I have had even better results since I switched to a delicate brush head.
Have you found anything fun that you'd like to share? Let me know.