I decided I’m going to start throwing a little post up each month talking about the new products I’ve had the chance to test out*! I typically post everything I get in the mail on my IG/Snap stories, but I feel like it’s way more useful for you to know if the product ACTUALLY worked/if I liked it – so here ya go!

THIS MONTHS HAUL:

ESTEE LAUDER: Sumptuous Extreme Lash Multiplying Volume Mascara

CLARINS: Body Fit

COSMEDIX: Restore Moisture-Rich Mask

COTARDE: Daydream Mousee Cream

WANDER Beauty: Dualist Matte & Illuminating Concealer




ESTEE LAUDER: Sumptuous Extreme Lash Multiplying Volume Mascara


WHAT IT DOES: “A mascara that delivers outrageous volume, lift, and curve for a false-lash effect. Lash out with Estee Lauder’s Sumptuous Extreme Lash Multiplying Volume Mascara. With each application, eyelashes seem to multiply, magnify, and grow for a bright-eyed, sexy look. Formulated with Extreme Bold Volume, a blend of three high-volume fibers in a mousse-light base, it conditions lashes with its Lash-Advancing Vitamin Complex. It features a wand with an oversized BrushComber Extreme brush, designed with two types of bristles: flexible fibers to coat on maximum formula, and its solid fibers comb and separate, building better volume and clump-free definition.”

WHAT I THOUGHT: Ok, I’ve tried A LOT of mascaras. Basically all of the ones that you constantly read good reviews about [both drugstore and high end]… & I REALLY love this one. I will have to rebuy it after I run out because now I don’t know if I can live with out it. Obviously, the packaging is GORGEOUS – my first impression when I received it was how pretty it is & how great the name is [I mean, who doesn’t want “SUMPTUOUS EXTREME” lashes?!] But it actually does live up to the description – it makes my lashes look SUPER long & thick, but not clumpy. I’m obsessed, go get it.


CLARINS: Body Fit


WHAT IT DOES: “A quick-absorbing, cream-gel formula that helps reduce the look of cellulite, visibly lifting and firming hips and thighs. Based on 60 years of contouring expertise, this innovative body treatment is powered by eight plant extracts, including quince leaf extract. It targets the appearance of cellulite, visibly lifting, firming, and smoothing hips and thighs for a more streamlined silhouette. This addictive, refreshing cream-gel instantly absorbs to soothe and smooth the skin’s surface.”

WHAT I THOUGHT: I’ve actually tried this before! Last year I was researching what the *best cellulite products* were & this one kept coming up… It’s kind of pricey, but I had an employee discount at Nordstrom at the time – so I decided to try it out. I loved it & could definitely tell a difference, I was pretty bummed when I ran out. I was really excited to receive a fresh bottle & still feel the same way about the product as I did before. It’s a light, refreshing cream that has a slight scent to it that’s not crazy or overwhelming…it tingles when it goes on [in a nice way, not a scary lip plumping gloss way.] I like to use it right after the shower &/or right before bed – if you use it regularly [like every day] you’ll definitely start seeing/feeling a difference. It makes your skin feel tighter, smoother/firmer & if you have specific cellulite spots that are always a problem – I think it really improves them [it doesn’t make them dissappear, duh.] If you use it religiously while ALSO on a clean eating diet & workout routine – you’ll see a HUGE difference & some of those spots will most likely actually go away. I know it’s on the more expensive end, but the bottle is pretty large [you can see in my photos] & there’s a lot of product in it – you can use a small amount & it goes a long way. If you’re getting ready for a specific event [vacation, photoshoot, wedding, etc] I think it’s totally worth using it during the month or so leading up to it. PS: EVERYONE has cellulite 🙂



 COSMEDIX: Restore Moisture-Rich Mask


WHAT IT DOES: “Restore skin with vital moisture, vitamins and essential fatty acids to help promote water retention and proper lipid balance. This ultra-moisturizing mask visually plumps skin to smooth out wrinkles and refines skin texture. The result is a healthier-looking complexion and skin that feels softer and revitalized.”WHAT I THOUGHT: I’ve tried this mask a few times now – definitely does what it says as far as moisturizing & smoothing, my skin tends to be dry so I really liked it. I like to do it at night before bed or in the shower. This was my first time trying out a COSMEDIX product & it made me interested in testing out some of their other stuff.


COTARDE: Daydream Mousee Cream


WHAT IT DOES: One-of-its-kind skin perfector that boosts skin appearance in less than a minute. Skin looks smooth and rejuvenated immediately thanks to cream’s surprising color and texture (no Silicone in, but Silicone-like insta-effect). Acts on a cellular level. Energizes skin aquaporins (skin’s water channels), boosts skin hydration and skin cells communication for radiant look right now. Its unparalleled ultra-smooth, silicone-like texture provides stress-free, relaxed and confident appearance in an instant. It works on blemishes and wrinkles leaving skin super smooth and matte, refreshed and radiant.”

WHAT I THOUGHT: First off, AMAZING branding – I loved the box, packaging, bottle etc. It also came with a mini sample of their “Face With A View Concentrated Cream.” The whole concept of the product is really cool & I love how it’s marketed towards people who travel; because it’s true – your skin does get really gross & dry from being in & out of airports/planes. I really liked using the product as kind of a primer for my makeup – it INSTANTLY blurs & smooths your skin for sure. I found that my makeup glided on easier & looked more perfected because of the product. The Concentrated Cream ALSO worked really well – overall great products & I’m interested to see what else this brand comes out with!


WANDER Beauty: Dualist Matte & Illuminating Concealer


WHAT IT DOES: “An innovative, double-sided concealer, with a full-coverage matte stick on one end and a lightweight, illuminating liquid on the other. Dualist Matte and Illuminating Concealer is double sided with a full coverage matte stick on one end and a lightweight illuminating liquid on the other. The matte stick provides maximum coverage for discoloration, blemishes, dark circles, age spots and redness. The moisturizing illuminating concealer can be used to reawaken a dull complexion, brighten the under eyes or cheekbones, and diffuse fine lines with a soft and flattering glow.”

WHAT I THOUGHT: I love how this has BOTH the liquid & stick versions of concealer! I got the product in the shade “light” which worked perfect for my skin tone. It definitely provides great coverage, I like to use the stick part on blemishes, dark circles, etc BEFORE I put on my foundation… then I use the illuminating liquid part afterwards under my eyes & on the sides/bridge of my nose. It’s also a super convenient thing to throw into your handbag or clutch for a night out to use for touchups!



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**I received these products complimentary from Octoly. All opinions are 100% my own #gifted #honestreview #octolyfamily

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