Sunday, October 6, 2013

This Week's Most Loved Trio | Quatre

Another week, and a n o t h e r  'most loved trio'. Perhaps you'll be happy to know that I've deviating from some favorites and cracking into the depths of the beauty world. Luckily, the result is far from that of the arcade claw machines (where you continue dolling money while the rigged machines deliver no teddy bear; been there, done that) and have, actually, discovered some pretty fabulous beauty bumph.

First, the Kiehl's Skin Rescuer--a moisturizer that aims to reduce stress imparting signs which, then, can wreck havock on skin. I know what you're thinking...'no more Origins Vitazing?' Well, not quite. In fact, since my morning serum ran out, I'm far too cost-concious to delve for another and I wasn't too keen on how makeup-y Vitazing felt. In contrast, the Kiehl's option has been adding some morning hydration...and then some. I can't quite vouch for other stress relieving qualities, but I have noticed that my Rudolph-esque cheeks have normalized quite a bit, and the quick absorbing formulation means I can move onto makeup more quickly.

Makeup-wise, I've deviated from the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder. Shock horror--just in time for Halloween. Nevertheless, I continue to adore the stuff (and am sporting pen on my laptop), but I've realized the differences between it and the By Terry Hyaluronic Hydra Powder. Yes, they're both awesome, and never fail to break the bank. In contrast, the By Terry delivers a less luminous, more natural, dare I say, matte complexion and smooths over the skin more than any other powder I've tried. Since my skin has been in less-than-favorable conditions as of late, my under-the-skin bumps have been concealed by this guy, but in a non-cakey manner.

Lastly, besides my Nuxe Rêve de Miel Lip Balm, I've been slicking on the Blistex Lip Medex. During one--of my many--rushed mornings, I slipped this on and rushed out the door, only to be greeted by my mom initiating a 'you're lips look so good!' comment. What?!?--my reaction exactly. Albeit, the cheap and cheerful, menthol balm reveals a glossy sheen, massive dose of hydration, and a kick-a$$ tingle to add a hint of rosy red. It's not nearly as thick as the Nuxe counterpart, but I've been loving it and have ditched the glass pot for a tingly double (but chances are I'll be dishing how 'you need both' sooner rather than later).


  1. I used to stock up on these little blue pots of Blistex when I went to the States. I really liked using it. Forgot all about it, Im going to pick one up for old time sake.
    The Kiehl's Skin Rescuer is a great moisturiser. I've been using it when my skin need soothing. I find it really calming and hydrating


  2. This is the only one I've tried, but I'd be interested in trying some of their tinted options. xo

  3. Me too; and I think it's cute how you find reminiscence in something so simple. xo

  4. I've been after the By Terry powder for ages now! I hate cakey powders and I'm looking for something that sets my foundation!

    Beth @ BethBlogsBeauty.com

  5. The By Terry is good, but I think I like the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powders better. xo


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