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Faves In Five | March 2019

I really ain't do one o dese since May last year?

Man 2018 like it was a rough time regarding blogging. I guess I lost my mojo πŸ˜• Anyhow, here are a few things I've been loving recently.

Tatcha Polished Classic Rice Enzyme Powder

I got a 10 g / 0.35 oz. travel size in some kit or de other. I've heard itsKeerstin rave about these powder cleansers but I wasn't really checking. My mistake. I completely recommend this if you have oily or combination skin. It cleanses and mattifies without making the skin uncomfortably dry. Make sure to follow the instructions and wet your hands first. Trust me, I wasted so much product trying to wet the powder after having it in my palm. Big no no. Would I use type of cleanser exclusively? No; but's only because I like options πŸ˜‰ The full size, 60 grams, retails for $65USD. That's a lot of money but it's also a lot of product.

Tatcha Polished Classic Rice Enzyme Powder -
Tatcha Polished Classic Rice Enzyme Powder -

Drunk Elephant D-Bronzi Anti-Pollution Sunshine Serum

Another kit find. Absolutely buying this in the next Sephora sale. From Drunk Elephant's site:


Like sunshine’s bronzy color, delivered without the damage. D-Bronzi™ is an easy way to get a bronzy glow without the long-term consequences.

A chronopeptide that mimics the antioxidant benefits of vitamin D, omega-rich virgin marula and black currant seed oils, along with vitamin F (fatty acids), immediately replenish the delicate balance that supports a healthy barrier function of skin, while a concentrated mix of protective antioxidants boosts skin’s defenses against pollution and environmental stressors…all delivered with a bronzy finish. D-Bronzi’s just-got-back-from somewhere glow flatters every complexion.

Raw, unrefined cocoa powder adds an infusion of good-for-skin polyphenols, while platinum peptide acetyl tetrapeptide-17 strengthens.


Add a drop or more of D-Bronzi™ to any Drunk Elephant serum, sunscreen, oil or moisturizer for a gorgeous glow and a potent dose of protective antioxidants and omega fatty acids.

Trunk Tip: May be applied to face, chest, legs or anywhere else you want a touch of bronze.

If you are lazy like me and would rather get those extra minutes of sleep rather than apply makeup, this is for us. That is of course, if you don't have a lot of imperfections to cover. Or for those days that you don't care  about covering them. The fact that you are instructed to add it to a moisturizer/oil just means more glow. It cuts down that white cast of mineral sunscreens. Not ready to spend the $36USD on the full size (30 ml)? Get the Out Of Office kit that's $25USD.

Drunk Elephant Out Of Office Kit -
Drunk Elephant D-Bronzi Anti-Pollution Sunshine Serum -

Laneige Fresh Calming Toner 

Two things I realised last year: Laneige products are priced pretty good and I always have to purchase a toner when I travel. $27USD for 250 ml is nice and it doesn't hurt that the packaging is cute. This will be in a comparison post later.

Laneige Fresh Calming Toner -

Christian Dior Dior Addict Lip Glow '006 Berry'

I love coloured lip balms. Should you spend $34USD on one? I don't think I'm the one to ask πŸ˜‚ For the shine, comfort and packaging I think it's something I would repurchase...way down the road.

Christian Dior Dior Addict Lip Glow '006 Berry' -

Cane + Austin Prime & Protect Mattifying Primer

Beauty YouTubers doan sway me like one time but when I was still on-boarding their suggestions, Casey Holmes convinced me to give this a try. She loves the tint, the SPF 50 and of course the mattifying properties. This is no longer listed on Sephora's website but Cane + Austin's site has the 1.5 oz tube for $56USD.

"Product Benefits:
  • Protects against signs of sun damage and photo-aging
  • Blurs imperfections
  • Creates a smooth and even surface for makeup application
  • Provides all day oil control".
I wore this as my final skincare step during my recent Panama trip and while I wouldn't completely agree with the "all day oil control" claim I definitely wasn't as oily at the end of the day. I endorse all other claims.

Cane + Austin Prime & Protect Mattifying Primer -

Special mention:

thisworks super sleep (2 natural pillow sprays in 1)

I've raved about the sleep line from thisworks before. Sadly this iteration of these two sprays is a limited edition product. I don't travel without some kind of thisworks sleep product. This line is available locally from Pure Source.

thisworks super sleep (2 natural pillow sprays in 1) -
thisworks super sleep (2 natural pillow sprays in 1) -

I hope you're taking care of yourself πŸ™


  1. I endorse this Sleep Spray! πŸ‘πŸΏπŸ‘πŸΏπŸ‘πŸΏπŸ‘πŸΏ


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