February has come and gone and with March midway through I thought this would be a perfect time to share some favorites with you. This month I got into some new beauty goods and a great book. Plus a shaving system borrowed from the boys! Let’s jump right in.
Read of the Month:
After reading Sophia Amoruso’s “girlboss” and following her story pretty closely I’ve become intrigued to see what she does next. Her latest book “Nasty Galaxy” was on sale at Barnes & Noble for 50% so I scooped up the pink beauty happily. Chock full of advice, beautiful pictures, and stories Nasty Galaxy is part discovery and part gorgeous. It’s labeled as a coffee table book because you aren’t likely to sit down and read through in one sitting. Yet you will keep coming back to it because there’s always a good gem to find. Snag yourself a copy, you’ll love it.
After spotting Kristin Ess’s new line in Target, I came home with one bottle of the cleansing conditioner and returned three days later to buy the rest of the products. That’s how great it was. As natural hair maven I rarely use shampoo on my hair and go through bottles of conditioner quickly. Kristin’s co-wash is thick, has great slip, and an essence that lasts all day. I will say I do wish the bottle was more firm only because once you reach the end it’s difficult to get those last few squeezes out. I tried the curl defining creme on mine and my oldest daughter’s hair. Both of us have curly textures mine is a lot thicker than hers and the creme did work fairly well for me. For her, not so much. It is a product that I’d recommend to use as the leave-in option if you use the L.O.C. method but not solely on its own.
Next, I was given the opportunity to try out the Harry’s Shaving system, learn all about it here. The system was initially designed for men but I found it to be exactly what I needed for a smooth shave. My legs haven’t felt this silky in a while. I think the magic of Harry’s is that it’s high quality blades aren’t compromised by it’s affordable price. Usually most shaving options for women are all about the color and the shape of the razor rather than about the shave. This system proved what I always thought was true – stealing from the boys works out from time to time!
K-beauty or Korean beauty has long been known for excellence. For months now I’ve been seeing these lip masks pop up all over social media and I had to try one for myself. I don’t need collagen infused into my lips but I have been dealing with some dryness since chapsticks are a hoax. These masks provide a lusciousness to my kisser that I love. I scored these from Urban Outfitters, where they come 5 to a pack.
If you’ve tried anything new, share with me! I love to hear about new products you love.