I am drowning in products and always changing up my routines.
It seemed like now was the best time to start a new feature for Hey, Beautiful where I can really shine a spotlight on certain products without them having to fit a certain category or theme. Each week, I’ll document three (or more! or less!) products, new or old, I’m using and loving and why. They can be skin care, makeup, body or hair products.
This week, I’m detoxing, replenishing and taking advice from my BFF.
Glossier Mega Greens Galaxy Pack
Hands down, Glossier Mega Greens Galaxy Pack is the greatest mask for troubled skin. I reach for it when I feel my skin brewing up a cluster of hormonal breakouts or after a long night of singing where I’m wearing lots of makeup and sweating. White kaolin clay draws out impurities and excess oil and leafy greens like parsley, spinach and cress sprout extract cleanse skin. A blend of fruit extracts including acai, aronia and bilberry deliver vitamins and omegas to skin and avocado oil and aloe providing soothing softness. This is my secret weapon to clearing up breakouts without drying out the rest of my face.
dpHUE Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Masque
My hair was feeling like straw after days of swimming in the pool under the hot sun. Having baby-fine hair, however, it’s super hard for me to find a hair mask that doesn’t leave my strands feeling filmy and sticky. dpHUE Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Masque is a true dream because it replenishes, revives and nourishes dry, damaged hair without weighing it down with the brand’s signature craft-produced apple cider vinegar blended with rosehip, avocado and coconut oils which are rich in fatty acids. Other ingredients like plant-based emollients restore elasticity, vitamin B5 strengthens and sunflower seed oil protects color. I left this on way longer than the recommended 20 minutes and my hair felt luxuriously soft and healthy.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Stick Foundation
I never thought of myself as a stick foundation gal but here we are. I bought Anastasia Beverly Hills Stick Foundation on a whim after my BFF and beauty icon, Gina, had loved it so much she needed to re-up. She has great taste so I decided to try it myself. I seriously cannot believe how easy it is to use and, since it’s mess-free, I can take and apply it anywhere from the car to at my desk. It’s super creamy yet a comfort-matte finish, buildable and can be used as concealer on days where I just need some spot-coverage. (I use the shade Tan but it comes in 26 different shades.) Its ease and versatility makes it ideal for summer and the product can be blended with a Beauty Blender, brush or your hands.
Gia Mazur is an award-winning staff writer and beauty obsessive who joined The Times-Tribune’s Lifestyles department in 2015. She’s a product enthusiast who can’t live without an eyelash curler. A proud Virgo, Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in Pillow Talk is her go-to. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org; 570-348-9127; @gmazurTT