Hope everyone had a nice Easter break (whether you celebrate or not), and after a few Internet issues, I’m back in the blogging groove 🙂 I’ve been blogging a lot about makeup and skincare, but I haven’t really talked about beauty accessories that I’ve been using lately.
I got this a while ago (review here) but I struggle to make a daily habit of it. I keep forgetting. However I always use it whenever my face feels congested or if I feel some tensions, and it really helps. The cooling effect of the stone is relieving and it also works great against puffy eyes. However, since I’m not using it on a daily basis, I’m afraid I can’t confirm that it reduces spots caused by toxin build-up.
If you are interested, they also recently released another roller, but instead of jade, it’s rose quartz.
This is not the original Beautyblender but I remember the gorgeous Lilly from Genuine Glow recommending this Real Technique Miracle Complexion sponge in her Kjaer Weis fondation review, for those who don’t want to invest in a Beautyblender. Since I never tried this type of accessories before, I opted for this one and I’m very pleased with it.
I have a liquid foundation from Lavera that I stopped using because it always looked cakey on me, however with the help of this sponge, the finish looks much better. It also works great with my RMS un cover-up. The precision tip covers the blemishes, while the flat edges manage you to work on the contours around the eyes and nose.
– konjac sponge *
This is one from the company not.a sponge*. Nothing bad to say about this pillow-soft sponge. Sometimes the most simple things happen to be the best. It leaves the skin squeaky clean, because it also provides a gentle exfoliation. It has become a staple in my nighttime routine.
The reason I also particularly like this one is for its durability. I have noticed that it’s lasting me a bit longer than the one I had from the Konjac Sponge Company. This one did not tear apart after a few uses.
Dry brushing massage is relatively new to me. I’ve heard about its health/beauty benefits but never gotten round to it before. This one is initially meant for the face, but it’s big enough to work as a body brush as well. Supposed to be great for circulation, immunity and stimulating the nervous system (it increases blood & lymphatic flow) some say that – in the long term – it could reduce cellulite. This has yet to be proved though ;).
What I can say for now is that it feels very invigorating, when you do it in the morning before shower. My skin also feels softer after dry skin brushing. There are different techniques, but I do long and upward strokes, starting at my feet and I work my way up.
Now I just have to try to make a habit of it.
What are your beauty accessories?
*item kindly sent to me, all opinions my own.