My Beauty Favorites — November 13-19, 2017

The cold weather is really starting in Kansas City.  To keep my skin hydrated an dlooking good through the cold and holiday stress, I’ve been trying some amazing new products!

Below are some great exfoliating and hydrating products that I have been sent for my honest review:

Looking for the secret behind Kim K’s perfect pout? Recently, Kim Kardashian instagrammed herself wearing the Rodial Dragons Blood Lip Mask ($45 for pack of 8) and has admitted her love for them.

These replenishing bio-cellulose lip masks give an instant moisture boost and comfort and soothe the skin for smoother, younger looking lips. Containing restoring and protecting dragon’s blood extract and hyaluronic acid to plump lip volume through hydration, these masks will mold to your lip shape and take your lip game to a whole new level.

What I think:  This took a little bit to apply.  The gel mask was in between two cloth like papers and it’s very thin.  Once it was on, it felt nice.  It does have a slit in between the lips.  It’s nice that I could move my lips, but the bottom part of the gel kept falling down below my lip and I had to pull it up.  After 15 minutes, I removed the mask and my lips and the skin around them were very smooth. And my lips did look a letter fuller.

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Skinfix Facial Exfoliating Pads

Skinfix Facial Exfoliating Pads ($24.99 USD) — Banish dullness and reveal smoother, more radiant and healthy skin with Skinfix Facial Exfoliating Pads. Each textured pad is formulated with a blend of natural glycolic, salicylic and lactic acids to gently lift away embedded impurities and spent skin cells. Sugar Cane, Willow Bark and Australian Lime Pearl Extracts deliver natural AHAs to accelerate skin’s own renewal process. Gentle enough for daily use or when skin is tired or dull looking.

What I think: These are used after cleansing the skin.  They are super easy to used, just swipe along face and neck. This leaves skin with a nice glow and doesn’t irritate my sensitive skin.  I exfoliate a few times a week, but this can be done every day.

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Kneip Mini Iris & Geranium Bubbling Mineral Bath Salt

Kneipp Mini Iris & Geranium Bubbling Mineral Bath Salt ($4, on sale down from $5) — Close your eyes and forget about everything around you! A bath with the KNEIPP® IRIS & GERANIUM BUBBLING MINERAL BATH SALT – “RELAX”, with valuable iris extract and natural essential oil of geranium provides the body and mind with a sense of well-being. Nourishing oil prevents your skin from drying out.

What I think:  This smells amazing, it’s a soothing floral.  It does give a little bit of bubbles, but not a ton.  I love how soft it makes my skin.  This is really great for dry skin and when you want to de-stress!

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Jergens Nourishing Honey Dry Skin Moisturizer.

Jergens Nourishing Honey Dry Skin Moisturizer ($5.99 USD) — Contains naturally hydrating, antioxidant-packed honey. Provides all-day nourishment.  Retains moisture deep within the skin. Refreshes with an invigorating floral scent. Softens skin with a smoothing, non-sticky formula.

What I think: This has a light floral scent which is nice, but a bit surprising because I thought it would be more honey scented.  But it is so hydrating and leaves my skin so soft and not sticky or greasy at all.  It also gives my skin a soft glow.

Available at mass market retailers including Target

Josie Maran Whipped Argan Oil Body Butter

Josie Maran Whipped Argan Oil Body Butter ($35 USD) — A silky, velvety and ultra-hydrating body butter packed with more than 10 plant oils and extracts whipped to a feather-light texture.  100% Pure Argan Oil nourishes and repairs.  Shea Butter moisturizes skin. Avocado Oil helps repair damaged and dry skin. White Tea Extract infuses skin with antioxidants.

What I think:  I love these body butters!  They are super hydrating, but sink right into the skin.  It comes in unscented and lots of choices of yummy scents.  I also like that the argan oil so good for your skin.  It not only instantly hydrates, it continues repairing skin even after application.

Purchase at, QVC and other fine stores.

What products have you been loving this week?

Hydrate Skin With Kneipp Almond Blossom ‘Soft Skin’ Skincare Line

The air is getting cooler, which means my skin is getting drier! Good face care is more important than ever to keep my skin soft and comfortable.

I was send a selection of products from Kneipp, a natural skin and body care company. With Kneipp, I can cleans, prepare and hydrate my skin with their wide, moisturizing selection:

Kneipp Almond Blossom Cleansing Milk – “Soft Skin”

Kneipp Almond Blossom Cleansing Milk – “Soft Skin” ($15 USD) — gently cleanses and removes make-up without drying out the skin. It contains high-quality, nourishing almond oil and vitamin E.

What I think: First of all, the Almond Blossom scent is a bit powdery.  The scent does fade away after a while, if  that scent isn’t your favorite.

The cleanser is so easy to use.  I apply with a cotton pad, then use a moist cotton pad or towel to remove.  It cleans my skin well without drying it out.  I follow with the tonic (below).

Kneipp Almond Blossom Face Tonic – “Soft Skin”

Kneipp Almond Blossom Face Tonic – “Soft Skin” ($15 USD) — gently refreshes and cares for cleansed skin and removes any remaining cleansing milk. This face tonic with intensively nourishing pathenol does not contain alcohol.

What I think:  This actually helps remove the cleansing milk, but doesn’t dry out my face at all.  I love how clean it feels and that it doesn’t contain alcohol.

Kneipp Almond Blossom Light-Weight Face Lotion – “Soft Skin”

Kneipp Almond Blossom Light-Weight Face Lotion – “Soft Skin” ($25 USD) — with high-quality almond oil was developed especially for the needs of sensitive skin which it provides with lasting moisture. The gentle care protects and calms the skin and supports its natural regeneration. The light texture is rapidly absorbed and makes the skin feel velvety and nourished. The ideal care for every day. Also very suitable for use as a make-up base. The almond oil is very well tolerated by sensitive skin. The natural nourishing effect is enhanced by the combination of cell-protecting vitamin E and nourishing shea butter.

What I think: I think of this cream as a day cream.  It’s also great for hot and humid nights, when I don’t want to wear a heavy night cream!  It’s so light, but it’s also really hydrating.  And it doesn’t irritate my sensitive skin!

Kneipp Almond Blossom Face Cream – “Soft Skin”

Kneipp Almond Blossom Face Cream – “Soft Skin” ($25 USD) — contains high-quality almond oil which is also very well tolerated by sensitive skin. The natural nourishing effect is enhanced by the cell-protecting combination of vitamins A and E, rich shea butter as well as skin-soothing panthenol. Because of its lipid-replenishing character, the intensively nourishing face cream makes the skin noticeably more supple, provides it with lasting moisture and supports the skin’s own protection from photo-aging.

What I think: This natural face cream comes in a cute little jar! It’s a great night cream — it does contain shea butter which really hydrates but can be heavier.  By morning, my skin is so soft and glowy!  This cream also does not irritate my sensitive skin.

These natural products are very effective and affordable for what they do for my skin!  None of them irritate and they hydrate without making my skin greasy!

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Have you tried Kneipp?  What’s your fave natural skincare?