loves lately and more

Monday, May 19, 2014

hi all! welcome back and i hope you all had a splendid weekend! 

i thought i'd share today some new finds and loves lately in case you're out looking for any of these products. i'd quickly share my thoughts and experience on them. do leave a comment and share any thoughts you may have on any of these!  


the PR team for skindinavia reached out to me to test out their brand new makeup primer spray*. i am quite familiar with their setting spray (which i love!) but this one really piqued my interest. i have a few primer favorites in my beauty arsenal but i have never tried a primer spray before. i was quite excited knowing it's a method of application that i don't have to get my hands messy right before applying foundation. 

the primer spray is easy and quick to apply, not tacky at all and it even leaves face fresh and cool right before applying your makeup. my foundation applies smoothly and it stays on longer. quite frankly though, i didn't see much difference between the regular makeup primer spray and the oil-control version. they work great on my oily skin but i can say i didn't see much variation it did on my makeup in terms of finish and longevity. what i also love about this primer spray, it is paraben-free, silicone-free that helps in redness and prevents breakouts. it is currently added in my daily makeup routine for sure!

*i was provided samples of these products for my review consideration.

for mother's day, i picked up a new hand lotion i was dying to try. diptyque's new eau rose hand lotion is really lovely - it is moisturizing and smells heavenly. if you love rose scents, this is for you. i find this version of the rose scent quite modern and youthful. it's far from the vintage rose scent we are familiar with and that's quite refreshing. i keep this tube handy in my purse at all times. i wish it came in a bigger size and for $ 28 (1.7 fl oz) it's a little pricey for a small tube of hand lotion. 

i am getting ahead here but i am excited to share that if you are looking for a great father's day gift, my friend nina's shop PBC closet carries these cool iphone cases for the men in your life! 

i haven't been in a tennis court in ages but we've signed up aston  for tennis lessons this summer so we did a headstart and played a few sets this weekend. ben  and i are not good at all but we braved the heat and played in our neighborhood courts. aston  is enjoying it so far and we are looking forward how he'll do this summer. 


i watch a lot of beauty youtube videos on a daily basis (mainly while waiting in carpool) and it can be tempting to try products these beauty gurus highly recommend. i have recently discovered by terry's ombre blackstar eyeshadow sticks and they are amazing! if you're in a mood for a quick easy one color eyeshadow shade, a few swipes of this on your lids will do the trick. the colors are highly pigmented with lots of dimension. it's easy to blend and when it sets, it won't budge or smear. i love lining my upper and lower lids with it and smudge it out for a more softer, less intense color.

that's what i have so far. as i've mentioned, let me know what you think if you've tried any of these. i hope you are all having a great start to your week!

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