April Favorites

Happy end of April! Even though this month had too many showers,  there were some awesome products to brighten it up. Check out my favorites of April here!

Foreo LUNA mini 2

I’ve danced around investing in this for a while. For reference, my skin type leans towards the dry end. In the last few years dry patches started showing up more. I decided to try it out and haven’t regretted it!

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Foreo LUNA mini 2 | pearl pink

The re-chargeable silicone device is water-proof can get a deep cleanse into your pores (without grinding too hard on the skin) with its pulsations, and is supposed to last 300 uses. It’s intended for cleansers (disclosure: except for clay or silicone-based, grainy cleansers, and exfoliators) so your skin isn’t overdone during the process.

 

Going by the instructions, I’ve used it one minute each time, two days a week. There’s definitely been a difference in the skin’s texture – the dry patches have smoothed out and my skin is smoother, especially the nose (where I get blackheads). I purchased this at a discount, but is available at Sephora for $139.00, if you want to swallow that steep price for the LUNA mini 2 model. But if you’re in a similar spot like I was (discount and a gift card), it might be worth the splurge! (Not to mention it comes in a variety of colors!)

 

Mineral Fusion Nail Polish Remover

 

For once I shook up my nail polish routine – with a new remover. In early March I was at a great Whole Foods event hosted by The Beauty Vanity’s Alyson Alconis, Living in Vogue’s Monica, and Honey Ghee and Me’s Natalie, which showcased the Spring season with a makeup sale. I picked up this acetone-free nail polish remover by Mineral Fusion.  It doesn’t contain acetone at all, and lists these ingredients:

 

  • Methyl Acetate
  • Isopropyl Myristate
  • Fragrance

 

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Mineral Fusion | nail polish remover

As a word of caution, Isopropyl Myristate is a comedogenic and is easily absorbed by the skin so there are changes it can cause irritation if your skin is sensitive.

If you’re interested in trying out a new acetone-free nail polish remover and the ingredients don’t irritate your skin, I highly recommend trying this out. It removes polish quickly without drying out my hands but out of habit I still wash everything off after. I purchased a 6 fl oz bottle with a discount at Whole Foods, but it runs at $8.99 for that size on the brand’s website.

 

IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream

My skin tone is at that awkward stage of winter-pale and spring-tan – it’s neither here nor there.  After the sun hits hard during Spring it’s a strong yellow-based tan towards medium, but right now my foundations aren’t pale enough. Additionally, my skin’s been better thanks to the Foreo LUNA mini 2 so I can  handle something less heavy.

 

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IT Cosmetics | CC+ cream

 

The perfect pair has been IT Cosmetics’s Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream (bonus:  with SPF!)  in “light”. It offers a crazy full coverage for a cream (and in my opinion, a tad runnier than a cream which I don’t mind at all). I’m almost out of my .406 fl oz size and am starting to freak out whether I should get one more to tide me over or start experimenting with my foundations and mix them… Not sure if it’s the best idea, but we’ll see how much longer this lasts.

 

Even though there aren’t too many this month, I love these items. Have any favorites for April? Share in the comments, I love suggestions!

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