Once a month I usually give myself a beauty budget, like $40 that I splurge on myself for that month. It usually works, but sometimes it doesn’t and I end up going way over budget. Most of the beauty products I end up loving. Others, not so much.
Here are a few that really impressed me.
Christian Dior’s Creme de Rose Smoothing Lip Pumping lip balm. $28.00
Not only the simple packaging caught my eye (all white with the CD logo) but the light rose-scent and the texture of the balm.
I saw this little gem at Sephora and immediately opened up the tester. This is why I LOVE Sephora…the testers that are available for customers. I don’t know if you’re like me, but I hate being disappointed by a product that I spend so much money on.
I wasn’t disappointed with this lip balm. I put it on at night before heading to bed. When I wake up my lips feel hydrated. As for the plumping, I can’t really say that it did since my lips are slightly full already. I still use my Fresh lip sugar for the daytime, and opt the Christian Dior lip balm for night.
I was really hesitant to spend this much on a lip balm, but after a month of full usage, I quickly discovered it was well worth it.
This pot rouge for Lips and Cheeks from Bobbi Brown ($27.00) is my absolute obsession. It’s a cream blush, which I prefer versus the powder blush. I feel like the staying power is longer with cream.
This Pale Pink shade definitely has staying power. I’m addicted to the pink cheeks I’ve been seeing on a few magazine spreads. I have freckles too, and I’ve read that people like me should stick to Peach tone blush, but you know what…I can’t help but love the bubblegum color. Oh yes, it brings me back to my youth as a child using Bonne Bell make up.
The other thing that I love…it isn’t bad that this product is two in one for your lips and cheeks too . I’m all for beauty product simplicity, especially when I travel.
There are ten shades for you to choose from here. I’ve got my eye on the Fresh Melon for my next purchase!
The last beauty product addiction I have to share with you is from First Aid Beauty. Once again, I came across this at Sephora, with the help of a wonderful 63-year-old beauty consultant. She and I hit it off and we shared some funny beauty missteps, but that’s a story for another blog post…
I purchased the travel size items for two reasons. To stock up on my travel kit, and to also test these babies out and stay in my budget. Since I have never used First Aid Beauty before, the price was reasonable for their travel items (about $6-8).
I decided on the facial cleanser and hand cream. I prefer the thicker consistency with my hand products, which is why I opted for the cream. They do offer a hand lotion if you prefer this.
As for the cleanser, my skin is super sensitive and oily. I use this gentle cleanser with my Clarisonic. I have to be careful what I use or else I’ll end up breaking out. The breakouts resemble ant bites at times. Awful.
My dermatologist recommended I use fragrance-free, and without all those product preservatives. He also suggested I read the labels carefully and understand the product ingredients. If you are like me and sensitive, I suggest you find and talk to a dermatologist as well.
If you’re interested in trying First Aid Beauty, here’s a helpful Answer/Question from Sephora regarding First Aid Beauty cleanser.
That’s it for now with April’s beauty product addictions.
What products are you currently obsessed with? What are your own beauty addictions?
This is not a sponsored post, nor am I receiving an endorsement from the companies mentioned in my article. I’m only sharing my own thoughts and just like using these products.