Round three. Thanks for visiting and trying out some of my current favorite products!
As I said in my previous round-up style post in my favorite summer hair products and my favorite summer skincare products one of my favorite things bloggers do is an quick list of current favorites. Just like my previous post this is not sponsored and gives a quick review on some products I am really loving right now.
The first product I want to talk about is probably a product that I have used longer than any other product. Supergoop Daily Correct CC Cream is a longtime favorite of mine. I received it as a sample in a subscription box about 3 years ago, and have been hooked ever since. I love that it has UVA and UVB protection with 35 SPF in the formula. It is very lightweight, and blends into my skin really nicely when using a blending foam or sponge. I know the price on this one feels a little high, but you use a pea sized amount and it lasts a long time. I also like that the cream is designed to moisturize your skin so I have never experienced any tightness or flaky patches with this cream.
IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye is one of my other favorite concealer products. My sister introduced me to this product after I had Rowan, most likely because I looked like a zombie, and I use it all the time. It is a waterproof concealer that is designed brighten dark circles, and has anti-aging properties….oh the fun of having children that bring products like this into my life… All kidding aside I really like this product because it stays all day, and really does help make my eyes look brighter and less tired- much appreciated on a humid day. I also like that the company has developed 48 different shades of this product to serve a wide customer base. Many times there are 4-5 shades to choose from, and I really like that they have created a product with so many options for their consumers. This is another product where a little does a long way and the tube lasts for a long time.
What would summer be without pretty nail polish for our toes! My current summer favorites are from OPI. OPI is my go-to nail polish brand. I feel like the color stays longer, dries faster, and does not chip as quickly as other brands. Also, their color names are on point….because that matters too. Currently, my summer favorites are Funny Bunny (right) and She’s a Bad Muffuletta! (left and one of my favorite sandwiches). I think I can squeeze in one more summer pedicure with one of these colors before I get ready to start looking for my fall colors. But, for now, these bright colors are my favorite.
On to my current favorite body wash-Tea Tree Tingle. It is from Trader Joe’s of all places, and was introduced to me by my friend Melissa (check out her lovely jewelry page). I love the infused scents and botanical elements, and it has become a quick favorite. The fragrance is so refreshing in the morning. Similar to my Origin Checks and Balances Frothy Face Wash this body wash is a great morning wake-up because of the teas tree and peppermint. I have come to the conclusion that I really like peppermint type of scents when it comes to skincare. For me there must be a trigger with the scent that gets my brain kick started in the morning. This body wash is not the most moisture intensive, and I normally use a lotion out of the shower, but I love the androgynous crisp scent- plus the tea tree oil helps keep my skin clean and clear.
Finally, I am excited to share with you one of my favorite summer finds. Have you tried Native deodorant? I had a few friends recommending it on Facebook, and I decided to take the plunge and try it. I was previously using a spray deodorant that worked ok, but not great. I also wasn’t loving the ingredients in my deodorant. I tried other natural deodorants in the past and they were junk. I do barre class 5 times a week, swim, and run after my kids- I need something that will actually work. I did not have high hopes for Native given my past experiences, but I was proven wrong. Native says that you might need a little time to detox from your old deodorant, but I did not have that experience and it worked well for me from the beginning. I bought the Rose Wine scent and it is lovely (it was seasonal and they do not have it as of today). I also got a travel size of the vanilla & coconut, and it smells great as well. I found that I was smelling good, and it managed the wetness well. I think its impossible for any deodorant or antiperspirant to eliminate wetness completely, but this kept up with it well. Native is cruelty free, paraben free and aluminum free. I am really happy that I found something more natural that actually works really well! I was browsing the scents earlier today, and think Cucumber & Mint or Coconut & Lime sound amazing. Since I am really excited about this new find, I asked Native if they would give one of my readers a stick to try! See the rafflecopter below for entry information. The giveaway till run until Wednesday (August 22nd) at 12:00 PM CT. Native is also offering 10% an order to Cheese Curd in Paradise readers by using the code CheeseCurd10 at checkout! Thank you Native!
Well, that is the end of my summer product series! Good luck to those who enter the giveaway! Another reminder that the giveaway will end on Wednesday at noon (CT). This contest is only available to those who can receive shipments with in the 48 contiguous states.