Recent Loves

This Works Sleep Plus Pillow Spray, Smith & Cult Lash Dance Mascara,  PUR Bare It All 4-in-1 Skin-Perfecting Foundation,  Neogen Dermalogy Advanced Routine Treatment White Clear Serum, Tatcha Ageless Enriching Renewal Cream,  Actually Organic Argan O

This is where I talk about some of the beauty products I've been loving lately...

This Works Sleep Plus Pillow Spray
Sleep is a huge priority for me. While I don't really have an issue with falling asleep, sometimes when there's a lot going on my mind becomes preoccupied and restless and that's when This Works Sleep Plus Pillow Spray comes in handy. It is an upgraded version of the Deep Sleep Pillow Spray which I have used in the past. This works by using an infusion of naturally encapsulated Lavender oil that is gradually released to prompt alpha waves in the part of the brain that aids relaxation. This is helpful for lulling me into a slumber and I also find that when I use it, I'm more likely to sink into a deeper and more restful sleep rather than waking up a few times during the night. I can't vouch for how it will work for those with insomnia but it works for me.

Smith & Cult Lash Dance Mascara
I got this product in the Byrdie Beauty Box I purchased awhile back and I didn't think much of it until I started using it. This mascara employs an innovative silicone applicator brush that separates and defines my lashes with equal parts length and volume. Most mascaras usually tend to deliver one or the other in my experience. The formula is creamy and buildable without clumping or flaking and this mascara stays out until I'm ready to take it off. This has already gone on my repurchase list.

PUR Bare It All 4-in-1 Skin-Perfecting Foundation (Shade: Golden Medium)
I acquired this in a swap with my friend Lena. The best part was actually meeting her and finding that she is even more lovely and sweet in person than she comes across on her blog. This is a mineral foundation with a unique moisturizing and anti-aging formula. Yes to makeup with skincare benefits. I don't usually go for full coverage base products but this one has given me a new appreciation for them with it's weightless and long wearing finish. It doesn't cake up and actually looks flawless yet skin-like. I see myself using this one more often as it gets warmer. If you want to learn more about this product, check out Lena's full review here.

Neogen Dermalogy Advanced Routine Treatment White Clear Serum 
There is always some type of brightening treatment in my skincare routine at any time. This serum comes from Neogen Dermalogy, a Korean beauty brand that I recently introduced here. It brightens using a comprehensive formulation of arbutin, mulberry bark and beta glucan. Since using this, my freckles are visibly lighter and my my face appears more radiant overall. This definitely made more of a difference than The Ordinary Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA that I was previously using.

Tatcha Ageless Enriching Renewal Cream
This was the product that motivated my purchase of the Byrdie Beauty Box and it does not disappoint. This cream made with squalane, camellia seed oil, rice extract, green tea leaf extract, and peony root extract has such luxurious silky texture and I just love how it feels rich yet weightless on my skin. The best part is this cream's long lasting moisturizing and balancing properties. I can honestly say that it's one of the best moisturizers I've used in some time.

Actually Organic Argan Oil*
Argan oil is one of those products that I always go back to. This one doesn't have any added fillers, preservatives or chemicals. I've used as an all over moisturizer on dry patches and on my hair. I really like how lightweight, nourishing smoothing it feels.

Have you tried any of these products? What have you been loving lately?

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Doctor Anne said...

A mascara that delivers both volume and length witjout clumping? I am all ears. Usually the silicone wands don't really work for me, but maybe this one is different.

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Lilli said...

I regularly use Argan oil and is definitely a must-have for my hair, this one inspires me a lot. The sleep hair sounds cool, I have insomnia troubles, maybe this would be ideal for me. Happy weekend dear Rowena! xo

Jackie Harrison said...

I will love to try the argan oil. Have a lovely weekend.

Beauty Editer said...

So nice!!!


Elle Sees said...

I love S&C polishes, so I really want to check out their mascara!! Great picks, as always.

Emmylou said...

I've been really wanting to try some Neogen products coz I'm a huge Charlotte Cho fan and she always recommends it. Thanks for the heads up about this serum, Rowena:) Adding it to the list. And man...that Tatcha too. Seriously....your "loves" are dangerous for my wallet:D
Anyhoo, have a fab weekend, my friend:)

Paola Lauretano said...

I love argain oil!
Kisses, Paola.

Ivana Split said...

This Sleep Pillow Spray really got me interested! I think we could all use something like that to relax a bit and fall asleep more easily.

Smith & Cult mascara seems great! It is always a good sign when we repurchase a product.

GlamourZONE said...

Great review,would love to try out that mascarIt sounds awesome

Kasztanowy Domek said...

Great products! Happy weekend!:)


Beauty Unearthly said...

Interesting beauty products.
Have a great weekend! xx

Lenya said...

I need to try the sleep pillow spray, sounds like something I would love to try. Same goes for the argan oil, I love argan oil and would love to try this one.
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Shireen L. Platt said...

I had no idea that Smith & Cult makes mascara, I thought it's a nail polish brand? Thank you for the link, will check it out. Mascaras are the bane of my life and even though I've met my holy grail in Marc Jacobs Major Volume mascara, I am still trying to find a good one.

Anonymous said...

I could really do with a sleep pillow spray as I have trouble falling asleep at night.


Margaret Dallospedale said...

This selection is so luxury Rowena. Very interesting and useful review
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María Pilar Bernal Maya said...

How many interesting things dear
Thanks for sharing!
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Coco said...

I need to try out a new mascara, and the lavender pillow spray sounds delightful. Baci, Valeria - Coco et La vie en rose FASHION & BEAUTY

Midnight Cowgirl said...

The pillow spray sounds lovely!

Unknown said...

The older I get the more I realize how much I love sleeping. My body feels better, my mind is clearer and it feels so darn good. I would love tot ry this deep sleep pillow spray, what a great product.

Bambi said...

I love neogen but I haven't tried this serum yet. The pillow spray sounds great :)

Blackswan said...

Such a nice collection of skincare treats, dear! xoxo

little luxury list said...

How fun that you got to meet Lena and the foundation sounds nice as well.
I've used a few Tatcha products and would definitely be interested in the cream as well! I gotta try that mascara as well and have been looking for a new one!

Gabrielle said...

Smith & Cult's beauty packaging is so beautiful. Totally agree with you about the pillow spray by the way, it can be so useful when you're having trouble sleeping!

Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice x

A Very Sweet Blog said...

I'm actually testing out some Tatcha skincare products Rowena, and BOY ARE THEY NICE! I didn't want to like them, because everything is so expensive. But they work. That was nice of you & Lena to swap! I remember her when I first started blogging. Lovely girl both inside & out.

ann-marie said...

These are all great goodies. I have been wanting to try that Tatcha cream. It sounds just so amazing and luxurious. I need to bite the bullet and just buy it. I just adore the Smith & Cult's packaging, Didn't know they make mascara. xx

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ALLIE NYC said...

Ooo anything with Squalane makes your skin super soft. And that mascara sounds good, I am using one now that flakes too much. I do suffer from insomnia I will have to try that spray.

Allie of

Lena L said...

Thanks for your kind words! You know I loved meeting you in person. And I'm happy to hear that you like the foundation! I'm enjoying the EL foundation from our swap a lot, too. The coverage is quite light but it stays intact for a long time that I'm impressed. :)