9.01.2013

Love at first sight.

This post contains PR samples
I always try to do my research before purchasing or trying out new products, but despite what others say about how well or how poorly something worked for them, it's always a toss-up once you actually try it out for yourself. Sometimes, it ends in disappointment and wasted hard-earned cash; other times, you'll fall in love with something and wonder how you ever lived without it. Luckily, I've been on a winning streak with quite a few new products recently.

1. Origins High-Potency Night-A-Mins: I've only been using this for about a week or two, but I'm completely infatuated with the fresh scent and how intensely hydrating it feels on my skin. It's a lusciously thick cream that doesn't feel greasy or overly heavy.

2. Osmia Organics: I was recently sent their Facial Calibration Serum*, Honey-Myrrh Lip Repair* and Detox Exfoliating Mask* to try out, and I'm obsessed. I'd heard great things about Osmia Organics around the blogosphere, but I was still surprised by how fantastic the products actually were. All three products are utterly amazing and will be reviewed in detail once I've tested them out more.

3. Sonia Kashuk Shine Luxe Sheer Lip Colour in Sheer Pink Lust: I purchased this after seeing Emily rave about it recently, and I wasn't surprised at all when I ended up loving it too seeing as how her product recommendations rarely disappoint. Sheer Pink Lust is a beautiful my-lips-but-better shade, and the formula is insanely smooth, hydrating and comfortable on the lips. Think a slightly sheerer version of the MAC Sheen Supreme formula but with less slip and improved staying power.

4. Bite Beauty Cashmere Lip Cream in Sancerre: I reviewed this recently and it sounds like a lot of you are fans of this gorgeous raspberry red shade too! If you haven't already, give these Cashmere Lip Creams a swatch when you next find yourself in Sephora...you'll thank me later ;)

5. Jordana Twist & Shine Moisturizing Balm Stain in Nude Chic: Every brand seems to be releasing their version of the lipstick/balm crayons lately, but at just under $3 a pop, I couldn't resist adding another to my ever-growing collection. Nude Chic is similar in shade to Sonia Kashuk Sheer Pink Lust, but it's slightly more nude/mauve. The formula is incredibly moisturizing and continues to hydrate my lips for several hours. I don't really notice a staining effect with Nude Chic, but I suspect it may be because it's one of the lighter shades. 

6. Milani Blushes in Flora Passion and Romantic Rose: I was ecstatic when I was gifted both of these by my friend for my birthday! Both blushes have silky smooth texture with great color pay-off. Flora Passion is a beautiful pinky-coral, while Romantic Rose is one of those mauvey-pinks that seems to just suit everyone. It reminds me a bit of Tarte Exposed actually!

L to R:
Jordana Twist & Shine Moisturizing Balm Stain in Nude Chic
Sonia Kashuk Shine Luxe Sheer Lip Colour in Sheer Pink Lust
Bite Beauty Cashmere Lip Cream in Sancerre
Milani Blush in Flora Passion
Milani Blush in Romantic Rose


Jordana Twist & Shine Moisturizing Balm Stain in Nude Chic


Sonia Kashuk Shine Luxe Sheer Lip Colour in Sheer Pink Lust

Any products that made you fall in love at first sight recently?


* These products were sent to me for consideration for a review. I am not affiliated with the company, nor am I getting paid for mentioning them on my blog. The opinions expressed in this post are honest and based solely on my own experience with the products.

30 comments:

  1. That Sonia Kashuk Lipstick is so PRETTY! NEED!

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  2. Happy belated birthday!!! those lip products look lush!!! will look into the nitamins!

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  3. Happy belated! The Sonia Kashuk line seems to have so many cool new products lately...need to check them out

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  4. happy belated birthday! those milani blushes are gorgeous!!! i have to check those out - especially the one that looks like tarte exposed!! :)))

    rachel x
    blush&brunch

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  5. That Sonia Kashuk one is really speaking to me! The red is gorgeous too... both of which I can't have access to :-(

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  6. Love Love Love that raspberry lipgloss! I'm going to have to find a way to get hold of it all the way in Australia!

    à la foliee

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  7. The Milani blushes look amazing! No wonder it's love at first sight.. :)

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  8. Ahh I'm so curious about Osmia now! My recent love-at-first-sight stuff includes Dior Darling Rouge Dior, Chanel cream blushes, and the new Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair!

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  9. Lovely things! Can't wait for your full Osmia reviews. Hearing so many good things about that brand.


    I think you made me fall in love with that BITE gloss... and my latest love at first sight was the Dior Bonne Etoile. :)

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  10. Ah, those Milani blushes look amazing. So sad I can't get them in my country :(

    sparklewithlaughter.blogspot.com

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  11. Wow that lipstick is amazing!!!

    Sarah x

    http://thepalettee.blogspot.com.au/

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  12. Osmia Organics Detox mask is my favorite! My skin is wonderful after using it. - Katie, Green Product Junkie

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  13. You seriously do! The formula is so smooth and hydrating too!

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  14. Thanks, J! Can you believe I wasn't using a true night cream before night-a-mins? I just used a generous dose of Embryolisse instead, which was fine, but Night-a-mins is much better :)

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  15. Thank you, Lindsay! And I agree! Some of their eyeshadow palettes look really nice too, but I just don't need/want any more eyeshadows right now :)

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  16. Thanks, lovely! The Milani blushes are definitely worth tracking down if you can! I still haven't been able to find the displays anywhere (I wanted to find the other two shades)....thank goodness I got these two for my birthday! :)

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  17. Thank you, Lily! That really is a huge bummer though... :(

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  18. It's soooo nice, Chloe! I'm not typically a fan of liquid lipsticks, but you just can't NOT love this formula :)

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  19. I still need to try EL Advanced Night Repair! Too many skincare things to try right now though, so it'll have to wait. But yes, Sunny, so far I'm 3 for 3 with Osmia....lovely products!

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  20. Glad you like them, Jenn! They're definitely great drugstore finds....if you can find them (I couldn't!), haha

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  21. I don't blame you for falling in love with Dior Bonne Etoile - it looks beautiful! I'm definitely reviewing all 3 Osmia products at some point. They're just so good!

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  22. I agree! It's a fantastic mask. :)

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  23. Oh those Milani blushes... swoon!

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  24. They look so pretty, don't they? :)

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