I will admit that I'm pretty bad at remembering to wash my face at night. I just get so tired and pass out almost the second my head hits the pillow. That's why I use these five hero products to keep my skin in check. Read on to see my top 5 skincare favorites.
belif The True Cream Aqua Bomb
I'm obsessed with this moisturizer. It's light gel formula leaves my oily skin feeling hydrated but not greasy. I bought the jumbo size because 1. it was the only size available the day I went to Sephora and 2. I just love it that much. belif also makes a Moisturizing Bomb that's meant for dry skin.
belif Moisturizing Eye Bomb
I'm currently using a sample of this eye cream but I plan on buying the full size when I run out. It's perfect for morning or night and is gentle enough to use on the entire eye area. I feel like my eyes look instantly more hydrated and awake after I put this on in the morning.
Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm
I was a loyal makeup wipe user until I decided to pick this up. I was going into Ulta to buy a different brand with a similar product, but they were sold out so I picked up the Clinique makeup removing balm instead. And it's the shit. It's much more gentle on eyes than a makeup wipe and it takes off all your makeup. I also like that I can use a smaller amount if I'm just taking off mascara instead of wasting a whole wipe. Portion control is possible with this product. The also have a cleansing milk and a cleansing oil if you don't like the idea of swiping your fingers through a balm.
Summer Fridays Jet Lag Mask
If you're looking to get your softest skin ever, you need to pick up this mask from new brand Summer Fridays. My skin has literally never felt better than after using this mask, and it's a hydrating mask — not my typical masking poison. It exfoliates as it sits on your skin as well. What I love most about this mask is that you don't really have to take it off. You can leave it on as a super thick moisturizer or even use it as an eye cream. I've used this product underneath makeup and it made my face look super smooth albeit a little shiny by the end of the day. Just be sure to bring your favorite blotting powder with for touch-ups if you're not into the dewey look.
Mario Badescu Glycolic Acid Toner
Clean skin is just a cotton swipe away with this toner. And it's budget-friendly. The one thing I do recommend with this product is working into using it regularly as it can sting the first few times you use it. I also recommend using a more hydrating moisturizer with this as it can be slightly drying, but it's helped clear my acne scars and keep new breakouts from forming.
What skincare products are your holy grails? Let me know in the comments!
So I was exploring ZARA yesterday and I discovered something while wistfully adding things to my cart — I'm obsessed with co-ord sets. For those who don't know what that is, they're matching sets of a top and either pants or a skirt. The can range from formal to casual, and you can pair the pieces with each other or mix and match them with the rest of your wardrobe. I wanted to share my top five co-ord sets for spring/summer, in no particular order, with you today in hopes that you're just as obsessed with these instant outfits as I am.
Jacquard Wrap Top & Trousers - $72
Everything about this styling is a huge yes, and I can say from personal experience that this set is super comfortable. I may have purchased it last night in preparation for my trip to New York in June. Sorry, mom. At least I didn't get the bag, shoes and earrings... yet.
Side Stripe Top & Joggers - $82
This one still sits in my ZARA cart, but how athleisure-chic is this look? ZARA does a great job with their online styling, but this green set speaks for itself. It's ten times better, and chicer, than wearing your gym clothes out to achieve that athleisure look.
Oversized T-Shirt & Jogging Pants - $66
Guess what? ZARA has it in black. And now so do I. This is another perfect set if you're going for an athleisure look. I tucked the top in when I tried it on so it didn't look like I just rolled out of bed. I picture this set working perfectly with the ugly dad sneaker trend and some bold earrings.
Satin Crossover Blouse & Wide-Leg Trousers - $100
I'm not a pink girl, but how perfect is this satin set for spring/summer? It would be perfect for a wedding with some heels and gold jewelry. The top would also look great with jeans for a more casual look. The great thing about these sets is that they're so versatile; they don't have to always be worn together as pictured.
Long Blazer with Belt & Flared Pants - $199
This last option is a suit but who cares? It's still a matching set and this mustard color is beautiful. I've been obsessed with this look ever since Danielle Bernstein of WeWoreWhat wore this outfit during NYFW. She paired them with Gucci's take on the dad sneaker trend and switched out the belt taking this look from high street to high fashion, in my opinion at least. I bought the pants for work/interview purposes and wait with bated breath for the blazer to go on sale.
What are your thoughts on the co-ord set trend? Let me know in the comments and share some of your favorite looks as well!
Photos via ZARA