Our 8 Beauty Must Haves - Vilma Iris | Lifestyle Blogger

This post contains affiliate links, meaning I’ll receive a small commission should you purchase using those links. All opinions expressed are my own. I receive no compensation for reviews.

Our 8 Beauty Must Haves
By Christina Lauren

Our 8 Beauty Must Haves

Baby Foot Peel

We first saw this as a Japanese beauty product, but it’s now available in the US. Lo was the first to try this one and we warn you it is not for the faint of heart. You soak your feet in two small bags that come pre-filled with a solution of fruit enzymes, and let it penetrate for 45 minutes. About 5-7 days later your feet start to peel, and by peel we mean like a snake. It’s not a pretty process but you’ve never had a pedicure come even close to the results.

Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Peel Pads

Lo: I have a lot of hyperpigmentation due to fair skin / sun damage and nothing—and I’ve tried a lot of things—and nothing has worked better at lightening the dark spots than these pads. They’re also great for keeping skin firm, smooth, and glowing. If I had to keep one beauty product and trash the rest, I’d keep this forever and ever. (For the record, I also love the Ferulic + Retinol Brightening Solution)

It’s Skin Prestige BN Eye Gold Patch

C says: I’ve tried out a couple kbeauty brands, and these eye patches are no lie. They’re great for puffiness or when the under eye area needs a boost of moisture. Best of all they come in a tub of 50 for about $24, way cheaper than the individually packaged ones you’ll find at Sephora.

Too-Faced Primed & Poreless

We both always carry this with us—it is the perfect pressed powder—used either as a finishing powder, or anytime during the day when you need to take away the shine.

Kiehl’s SuperFluid UV Defense SPF 50+

Lo says: If you’re like me & the husband and you have a squicky thing about putting on sunscreen (i.e. it’s greasy or at least feels that way) but you don’t like sprays either, this is the perfect product. I don’t know how to describe it other than it feels like liquid powder going on. It is magical.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Eye Shadow Palette

C says: There’s a reason you see this palette everywhere. Not only are the colors great, but the formula is perfection—easily blendable and with little fallout. If I could pick only one palette to keep with me, this would be the one.

Tarte Amazonian Eyebrow Clay

Lo says: I love this brow clay because it gives my brows such great definition, fills them in nicely, and doesn’t smear once it’s on.

Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask

C & Lo say: We both swear by this night cream. Even if you have really sensitive skin, this mask is amazing. You wake up feeling like you just put lotion on your face, and an added bonus is that you smell delicious.

And one last important tip:

C says: Check out Tretinoin/Retin-A. This isn’t necessarily a beauty product but it’s life changing if you struggle with acne. Pimples were never a concern for me as a teen, but when I had my hysterectomy my skin went insane. There’s a lot of science involved in how retinoids work, but in this case they keep pores clear to prevent pimples, help heal the ones you do have, and lighten areas that have been damaged by acne scars or the sun by sloughing off older skin and replacing it with new. Because of this you have to be super careful about sun exposure (which we should all be doing anyway), and a good sunblock is a must (for face, Lo recommends Lancôme Bienfait UV 50+ or DDG’s Dark Spot Sun Defense 50+).

Bonus: removing old skin means it also treats fine lines and wrinkles. You need a prescription for any type of retinoid but according to my dermatologist EVERYONE should be using it.

About Christina Lauren

Yes, there are two of us! Lauren (on the left) and Christina (on the right).

Christina Lauren is the combined pen name of long-time writing partners/besties/soulmates Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings. The #1 international bestselling coauthor duo writes both Young Adult and Adult Fiction, and together has produced fourteen New York Times bestselling novels. They are published in over 30 languages, have received multiple starred reviews from Kirkus Reviews and Library Journal, won both the Seal of Excellence and Book of the Year from RT Magazine, and have been featured in publications such as ForbesThe Washington PostTimeEntertainment WeeklyO Magazine and more.

Their third YA novel, Autoboyography will be released this week, followed by a contemporary romance, Roomies in December.

About Autoboyography

Fangirl meets Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda in this funny and poignant coming-of-age novel from New York Times bestselling author Christina Lauren about two boys who fall in love in a writing class—one from a progressive family and the other from a conservative religious community.

Three years ago, Tanner Scott’s family relocated from California to Utah, a move that nudged the bisexual teen temporarily back into the closet. Now, with one semester of high school to go, and no obstacles between him and out-of-state college freedom, Tanner plans to coast through his remaining classes and clear out of Utah.

But when his best friend Autumn dares him to take Provo High’s prestigious Seminar—where honor roll students diligently toil to draft a book in a semester—Tanner can’t resist going against his better judgment and having a go, if only to prove to Autumn how silly the whole thing is. Writing a book in four months sounds simple. Four months is an eternity.

It turns out, Tanner is only partly right: four months is a long time. After all, it takes only one second for him to notice Sebastian Brother, the Mormon prodigy who sold his own Seminar novel the year before and who now mentors the class. And it takes less than a month for Tanner to fall completely in love with him.

Series of standalones

Series of standalones

This post contains affiliate links, meaning I’ll receive a small commission should you purchase using those links. All opinions expressed are my own. I receive no compensation for reviews.

Subscribe for Updates:

Share This Post

Related Posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

On Facebook

SuperWebTricks Loading...

On Twitter

𝑬𝑵𝑫𝑺 𝑨𝑻 𝑴𝑰𝑫𝑵𝑰𝑮𝑯𝑻!!! Have you entered to win 1 of 1,000 ARCs of THE GIRL HE USED TO KNOW by @tgarvisgraves?! Today is the last day to enter! Tag your friends and book club members below,… https://t.co/77071zVGZP

Author @kbuttonw shares her favorite Lowcountry books! https://t.co/Oe6UMoVWpb

I can't wait to start 𝗪𝗛𝗘𝗡 𝗔𝗦𝗛𝗘𝗦 𝗙𝗔𝗟𝗟 by marnimann! Have any of you read this love story early or are you planning to read it??? It’s out tomorrow, but so excited to share a sneak peek… https://t.co/djT4O9IvCK

Read an excerpt from Dragon Claimed by @Donna_Grant! @1001DarkNights https://t.co/WqXP4jj4Fu

Read an excerpt from When Ashes Fall by @MarniMann! https://t.co/tCCLb4beOt

Exclusive Cover Reveal: #Mine by @Court_Writes! @SimonBooks - a raw & riveting story of a collapsing marriage. https://t.co/JHXo1DFoIs

My Most Anticipated Books of Early 2019! See the list! https://t.co/9HxPBV60hf

Finally had the chance to meet the fabulous @blackholly at BookPeople and I’m as obsessed with her as I am with her books. She’s super cool and kind! 🖤 It took everything for me not to talk about all the things... https://t.co/5ofEi3Mq5u

Finally had the chance to meet the fabulous @hollyblack at @bookpeople and I’m as obsessed with her as I am with her books. She’s super cool and kind! 🖤 It took everything for me not to… https://t.co/SSOygF7ivi

It's the BIGGEST GIVEAWAY I've ever done! 😲 - https://t.co/sEhfjWf2hE

See the cover reveal for #After by my girl @imaginator1d!!! I love love love it!!! #Hessa https://t.co/OKearR23HI

Look at the new movie tie-in cover of 𝗔 𝗙 𝗧 𝗘 𝗥 by my girl @imaginator1dx!!! I lovvvve it!!! What do you think?! This new cover celebrates the upcoming movie (April) starring @FT_Hero97… https://t.co/68408lKBrs

Who else is reading this right now??? It’s so darn good and so freaking hard not being able to ignore the world to just immerse myself in this book!!!! I mean, gahhhh, hello tension with… https://t.co/J7u4zwaTTA

Oh my gosh! SOMETIMES I LIE by Alice Feeney is being made into a TV show and I cannot wait! 😱@sarahmgellar will star and executive produce. Loved this book so much—about a woman who wakes… https://t.co/ngfPiI5KlV

Do you have any resolutions or goals for your skin this year? 🧖🏻‍♀️ For me, it’s continuing to be consistent with my regimen, not skipping washing my face and using my products even when… https://t.co/ype0hloeS0

I just posted another MASSIVE ARC giveaway on my FB author page. This time, the amazing @vilmairisblog is taking the reins. Make sure you enter - the odds are excellent! Another 1,000 copies of The Girl He Used to Know are up for grabs. https://t.co/0RgsNqyUKD

I'm so freaking excited to partner with @stmartinspress to give you the chance to win 1 of 1,000 ARCs of 𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐆𝐈𝐑𝐋 𝐇𝐄 𝐔𝐒𝐄𝐃 𝐓𝐎 𝐊𝐍𝐎𝐖 by @tgarvisgraves! This is a… https://t.co/LKIgp3o5nz

1,000 ARC Giveaway: The Girl He Used To Know by @tgarvisgraves! @stmartinspress https://t.co/G4vUKP3DwW

𝐍𝐄𝐖 𝐎𝐍 𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐁𝐋𝐎𝐆 — Sharing my 𝐭𝐨𝐩 𝟏𝟎 𝐛𝐞𝐚𝐮𝐭𝐲 𝐛𝐮𝐲𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝟐𝟎𝟏𝟖!!! This was super hard to put together because I loved so many products! Let me now if we have some faves in common by commenting below too. Head to... https://t.co/sBZXvlcv2e

𝐍𝐄𝐖 𝐎𝐍 𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐁𝐋𝐎𝐆 — Sharing my 𝐭𝐨𝐩 𝟏𝟎 𝐛𝐞𝐚𝐮𝐭𝐲 𝐛𝐮𝐲𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝟐𝟎𝟏𝟖!!! This was super hard to put together because I loved so many products! Let me now if we have some faves in common by commenting… https://t.co/btiAWDV4hD

Load More...