A roundup of Amazon beauty buys, most of which I own and love, and a few of which have been on my radar lately. I recently ordered this cute terry cloth headband for use while washing my face as well as Julep’s hydrating tinted balm, which had been getting a lot of buzz. The Julep balm is INCREDIBLE — I’m so impressed! Glides on beautifully and comes in lots of great colors. I ordered in the “nectar pink” but they sent me the “90s neutral” by accident. I’m keeping both! I also have to give a shoutout to this $5 multi-stick, which I bought in the sparkling peach color. It has a nice slick texture to it (reminds me of the Tarte cheek stains — actually, the peach color is really really similar in color and texture to Tarte’s “Tipsy”) and is mildly pigmented, so you can slick it on and blend it in easily. Very buildable/semi-sheer color. Really impressed with it! Going to keep this in my purse because it’s conveniently compact and can double as lip/cheek color.
If there’s one item you must try from this roundup, however, it’s Origins’ Ginzing gel moisturizer — my favorite brightening moisturizer for spring/summer months. Bonus: it’s under $25. My mom turned me onto this moisturizer last year, and I haven’t looked back. It’s strikingly similar to Clarins’ Extra-Firming Energy moisturizer, which I also loved and used to the absolute last drop. (I distinctly remember scraping every last ounce of it out of the jar using one of these beauty product scoops my mom gave me in my stocking!).
01. TERRY HEADBAND FOR FACE WASHING // 02. OUAI HAND WASH // 03. CHI SPIN AND CURL // 04. AVENE MELT-IN BODY BALM // 05. BRUSH CASE // 06. DAVINES BODY WASH // 07. HAIR CLIP SET // 08. JULEP TINTED LIP BALM // 09. COCOFLOSS // 10. ELF HALO GLOW FILTER // 11. ORIGINS GINZING GEL MOISTURIZER // 12. ILIA LIP AND CHEEK PIGMENT // 13. BLOCKPRINT COSMETIC POUCH // 14. ELF MONOCHROMATIC MULTI-STICK
P.S. Beauty products I can’t quit.
P.P.S. My most recent round of honest beauty reviews of hyped beauty products.
P.P.P.S. Things that mattered to me at 18 — almost none of which matter to me now.
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4 thoughts on “Amazon Beauty Buys: February 2023.”
Hi! The chi spin and curl is intriguing but the review photos on amazon look straight outta Toddlers and Tiaras. Do you get soft waves with this? I found my beloved chicago hair dresser through you (Abby), so I trust your hair recs!
Hi!! Abby!!! I adore her! I miss her. You can tell her she’s the one who turned me onto the Davines products I’ve been using and blabbing about so much lately!
I have not used the Chi spin and curl because my neighbor said it’s best for longer hair (and the reviews suggest the same). Right now, I have a long bob. But she gets THE most gorgeous soft, bouncy supermodel hair! She brushes it out a little bit after I think. I’ll ask her for more details and report back!
Great timing — I just bought that ELF liquid glow filter! I tried it for the first time this morning, and I am SO impressed. I sent a selfie to a friend, and she said it looked like I just got back from a beach vacation. I basically haven’t been outside in months and I’m in the middle of a stressful season at work, so it’s a true miracle worker as far I’m concerned!
Oo I need to try it, too! Was really impressed with the multi-stick and this vote of confidence makes me want to try the filter and more…