I am so happy I found out about the $115 price tag on this exfoliating moisturizer after I tried it, because I already knew it was worth it! Chanel’s Le Weekend moisturizer is part of a three-product moisturizing regime and is supposed to be used on the weekend — or any two days really. I am actually so addicted to Le Weekend that I use it on most days! It contains glycolic acid for gentle exfoliation and rose water to sooth your skin and senses. The fragrance of the lotion is very light but so refreshing, and you won’t be able to stop touching your face after just one use. I find that my skin feels renewed, hydrated, and supple after every use, and the feeling lasts all day. Plus, the bottle is so sleek and contains 1.7 ounces, so it’s the perfect addition to your bathroom counter and your travel bag.
If you’re anything like me, you have your favorite cosmetics lines and your go-to products, and you dream of unlimited funds at Sephora. I am set in my ways, and didn’t expect to be blown away by a new product line. Enter Charlotte Tilbury. Charlotte is the makeup artist to the stars (dare I say our generation’s Kevyn Aucoin?) and has developed her pseudonymous line after looks she has created for her most famous clients. I jumped on the chance to try some of the products while at Bergdorf Goodman in New York last October, and my mom and I accidentally ended up buying almost the whole line! Buyers’ remorse never kicked in — this stuff is amazing. All of it. I’ve already gotten my fabulous aunt and best friend in London hooked on it and have gifted it to two of my best friends for their birthdays. Because Charlotte Tilbury is so phenomenal, we will be doing a separate post on the line but couldn’t make a list of our favorite finds in 2014 without a mention!
Ok, let me start by saying that I’m a 20-something and don’t have any wrinkles but like many other 20-somethings, I’ve been trying to find an eye cream that is preventative, not one that fixes fine lines, wrinkles, etc. I asked for a sample of Fresh's Black Tea Age-Delay Eye Concentrate at Sephora and was hooked in one night. I washed my face, dabbed this eye concentrate underneath my eyes and went to sleep. When I woke up and looked in the mirror, I looked different! I swear. The eye concentrate reduced puffiness under my eyes that I didn’t even know were a problem! The concentrate smells great, never feels greasy, and lasts forever. I’ve used it every morning and night, and let a few other people try it, and I don’t think I’m even a quarter through. This definitely justifies the $85 per container!
I know, right? A white blush. But seriously, Albatross is definitely one of my favorite finds this year. I’ve never really been into highlighters because I feel like they’re either too glittery, too shimmery, or overall just cheesy. I tried this on at Sephora and was instantly hooked. It has a golden sheen to it and contains no glitter. Albatross elegantly adds the perfect dimension to your cheeks, forehead, nose, and cupid’s bow.I’ve even used it over my blush on big nights out and have gotten so many compliments. If you’re looking for a warm glow and the perfect highlight, this one’s for you!