mario badescu


I am absolutely addicted to shopping on Amazon. Every week, I'll have one day where a bunch of random Amazon boxes arrive at my door and its always the most eclectic mix of things. I thought I'd share my most recent purchases and the benefits behind each of these products.  


I'll start in order from left to right... First up, is the Hairgenics Lavish Lash – Eyelash Growth Enhancer & Brow Serum. I don't have thin, light, or short lashes, but there's nothing wrong with a little boost anyway. I did some research about the best lash/brow growth and boosting serums, and saw rave reviews across the board about this one. I am So excited to give it a try (before and after pics to come)! Next up is my favorite concealer that I've used for about 3 years now. It's the NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Vanilla. Like I said, I've used this product for a while, and I just haven't found another concealer that has as good of coverage without looking cakey or coming off throughout the day. The natural oils in our skin along with our everyday activities can make our makeup slide off, crease, or fade, and I really never have that problem with this product. The vanilla tone is lighter than my face/foundation, so it adds a nice highlight to offset any darkness underneath my eyes. I also use it lightly over any blemishes, redness, or dark spots if necessary. Next is the product I am most excited about... the Mario Badescu Cleansing Milk with Carnation & Rice Oil. I love Mario Badescu's products. I've being using the floral spray and collagen mask religiously, so I figured I would give this cleansing milk a try. Cleansing milk's are so much gentler and less stripping than other cleansers or exfoliants. I have really sensitive skin, so the gentler the better. for young skin especially, it's so important not to strip our skin of the oils it naturally produces, because it's harder for our skin to regenerate them later in life. (Non-Pro Tip: It's also best to use alcohol-free toners for the same reason)! Side note: I'll be posting a review of this cleanser vs. the Pai Camellia & Rose Gentle Hydrating Cleanser that I've been using for the past month soon, too. The next product is one I probably should have bought a long time ago, but better late than never! It's the URPOWER Essential Oil Diffuser/Cool Mist Humidifier and the Aromatherapy Oils 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade Basic Essential Oils Set. I have combination skin, not overly oily or dry, but when it's 7ºF (feels like -10ºF with windchill) and you're traveling, (planes are super drying for your skin, which is why its so important to drink plenty of water while traveling!) my skin can get really dry and flaky. Even with the heat on and with as many moisturizers as I can get my hands on, the air is still so drying even inside my apartment. I read amazing reviews about this product helping to add some much-needed moisture back into the air, so really excited to see how my skin, hair, breathing, etc. improves with it. Last up isn't super exciting, but I felt like it was worth talking about. It's L-Lysine which I try to take pretty regularly, but especially when I feel like I'm getting sick or under the weather. Any brand will do, I just happened to purchase the Pure Encapsulations one this time. Lysine has so many health benefits, but to make it short and sweet, It's a natural, essential amino acid that's just really great for your immune system. 

[If you want to find out more information about any of these products, or purchase them yourself, just click on the product tags!]