Morning must haves

It’s officially heater season and with it comes dry skin and a runny nose for me.

Fortunately I’m not having to worry about people seeing my flaky skin but it’s still a concern so I’m doing everything possible to protect my skin.

With all the skincare I have, I probably overdo my routine but I do have some staples I stick to:

Saturday Skin 10% Glycolic Acid + Pore Control Compkex (gifted) : helps refine and smooth skin’s appearance. I use this 4-5 times a week

Peach & Lily The Good Acids Pore Toner : an exfoliating toner that’s gentle enough for daily use. It’s designed to wipe away dead skin cells and has ingredients to keep your complexion clear, which is perfect for mask enduced acne.

Innisfree My Lip Balm : this is a mousse texture balm that instantly hydrates your lips. I apply this right after toner and leave on while I finish my skincare routine and makeup.

Fresh Beauty Black Tea Kombucha Facial Treatment Essence (gifted) : this is for smooth, luminous skin and makes my skin feel instantly hydrated.

Saturday Skin Wide Awake Brightening Eye Cream with Avocado (gifted) : helps with dryness, dark circles and puffiness. This adds instant hydration to my undereye area.

Tatcha Serum Stick: a concentrated treatment and touch up balm. I use this on my chin, my eye socket area and between my brows. These are my driest and most wrinkled areas so I figure they require the high intensity stuff

Laneige Water Bank Hydro Essence (gifted) : help with dryness, dullness, uneven texture and oiliness. This is described as “an essence that drenches the skin in esencial moisture” and that’s exactly what it does.

Saturday Skin Pretty Pop Probiotic Power Whipped Cream (gifted) : helps with dryness, fine lines and wrinkles. This is a great moisturizer that doesn’t leave my skin feeling oily and is lightweight.

Are any of these part of your morning routine? What are your must haves?

New Colourpop Lippie Stix

Colourpop recently released four new lippie stix with their Sandstone palette release and I picked up all four!

Each lippie stix retails for $7 or you can get the set of 4 for $26.

It took me a while to get the hang of, or get used to, the lippie stix formula. It seems like a combination of a lip pencil and lipstick, it has longer staying power that a lipstick but not as mucb as a liquid lipstick.

These are supposed to be a “blur” formula but I’ll have to confirm what they actually show on the box. From my experience with the four, only one pops out as having their “blur” effect which was Hike House. I really had to build up Hike House to get good and even pigmentation and it did enhance the dryness of my lips.

The other three shades were easy to apply and went on pigmented and smoothly.

Overall I really like this set and would definitely recommend Verde Valley, Coyote Ugly and Prarie Home. If you really like the color, you can make Hike House work, you’ll just need to make sure to give your lips some extra TLC.