As a naturally curious & beauty routine obsessed person, I am always trying out new products so I thought I'd introduce a few 2017 staples that have made the biggest impact in my own beauty routine this year.
1. Babe Lash
No this is not a sponsored post, (although babe lash if you're reading this PLEASE hook me up). There is nothing quite as beautiful and feminine as a woman who has naturally long luscious lashes. I've tried the whole eyelash extension thing but I just do not have 2 hours every 2 weeks to lay on my back and have tiny hairs meticulously glued to my eye. I also noticed that because I am a hot yoga addict the extensions were sliding off a lot faster than they should have. Plus extensions are way too expensive. I thought about trying latisse but I have blue eyes and I was worried they would turn brown (a reported side effect). So one day when I was seeing my hairdresser she recommended Babe Lash. After about 2 months of a dedicated nightly practice of swiping the liquid along my lashline my eyelashes started looking crazy long. My eyes are still blue, my lashes are thick and lengthy and I am 100% in love with Babe Lash.
2. Ice Roller
The ice roller is a real beauty game changer. I first learned about it from Lauryn Evarts of The Skinny Confidential and it has rocked my world. I always keep one in my fridge at the office because if I have a zit, headache or puffy skin after a night of too much wine it seems to always do the trick. Other benefits include: A reduction in swelling, dark circles and puffiness around the eyes, shrinks pores, tightens skin, makes for a smooth makeup application.
3. Nerd Skincare
This is a 3 step skincare product that has dramatically reduced the amount of skin issues I encounter. My skin is so smooth, soft and completely acne free for the first time since I was like 12. The secret to this skincare line is topical probiotics.
Probiotic skincare is a relatively new concept but I have been doing more and more research on the subject and it totally makes sense. The idea is that things we have traditionally used to battle acne like salysilic acid and benzoyl peroxide have actually harmed our bodies natural ability to fight skin infections as these chemicals wipe out the beneficial flora normally found on our skin. Just as the antibiotic crisis has wiped out thousands of species of beneficial bacteria from our guts causing countless health issues, these "acne fighting" chemicals have wreaked havoc on our external protective barrier actually perpetuating bad skin.
Within just a few days of using Nerd I noticed a reduction in redness, inflammation, acne and the overall texture has improved dramatically.