So You Definitely Need a Skincare Shelfie

by
LAURYN

This is a fun, new, festive, hot pink, very TSC-esque series that I’m going to start doing. It’s a TSC Shelfie.

These are some of the products I’ve been testing out this month- I’m always trying out products for you guys. I feel like I always need to do my due diligence as a blogger & podcaster. Being constantly on the pulse is important to me- especially when it comes to what’s happening in the beauty, skin & wellness arena.

So, what is a shelfie?

A #shelfie showcases your favorite beauty or skincare products, all organized, labels turned out of course ( organizational porn, if you ask me ) & puts your lineup of standout products on display.

If you’re going to take a shelfie, what I love to do is have different heights & dimensions & make it similar colors, because I’m specific. Labels need to be turned out always, & sometimes a pop of something unexpected is cool too- a candle, jewellery, stickers, you get it.

Anyways, let’s get to the point here.

These are the 3 standout stars on my shelfie this month: (expect this to be a monthly thing )

dpHue ACV Dry Shampoo

You know how sometimes when you use a dry shampoo it makes you look like you were sprayed with a fire extinguisher? Yeah, we don’t want that.

I couldn’t understand why every dry shampoo I was using felt like a powder bomb exploded in my hair. This one won’t give you that white line on your scalp, it smells good, it works well, & oh, DID I MENTION IT WORKS WELL? I went away for 2.5 weeks & didn’t wash my hair- BIBLE. I used this the whole time & my hair was totally fine. BTW, when I finally washed my hair everyone thought I got my hair cut. Thank god for this dry shampoo- it really saved my life.

If you’re looking for a post on how I take care of my blond hair, you can stalk this post.

Collosol Cleansing Milk

NOW THIS IS A PRODUCT I CAN RECOMMEND WITH EVERY FIBER OF MY BEING.

After using this French product, a The Skinny Confidential reader in the secret FB group told me that Karl Lagerfeld bathes in it. That’s right, BATHES IN COLLOSOL!

Now, this really shouldn’t surprise you at all because it’s meant for babies. And if you’re like me & Karl you like to keep your skin baby-soft. I would consider bathing in it too if I had time for a long bath. I mean, can you just imagine it- Karl in a tub full of no-rinse milk cleanser- probably listening to Mozart or Bach or something intelligent.

( * & HEY: if you’re looking to take a bath with this stuff like Karl instead of cleanse your face, a sweet TSC reader named Alison found this info: “Use Eau de Lait for the bath: When poured into bath water ( two or three corks ), the milky whiteness of Collosol provides a moment of peace and relaxation. A trick for a dream bath and a queen’s skin” ).

Here’s the catch- you don’t use water with it. That’s right, just use an organic cotton round & rub it all over your face. I’m a fan of going upwards here but you do you. This magic milk also removes makeup.

OH & did I mention it’s for babies? Which we just love. Because if it’s fussy enough for a baby’s skin, it’s good for troop TSC. We don’t ask for much.

Alessandra Steinherr, Beauty Director of Glamour UK says “it is the secret to my skin, because it makes it so soft. It brings my face to life. I’ve never talked about it because I’ve never wanted to share it, but I do think this is a wonder product. People always ask me, ‘What are you buying in the French pharmacies?’ I’m always saying, ‘You can get everything everywhere now, but this is the one thing.’”

The bottle is so cute too. Perfect for a #sheflie if you ask me.

Woo Coconut Lube
( use code HIMANDHER for 20% off at checkout )

You just can’t go wrong with some coconut oil lube. You guys all know Michael & I are big fans of this lube because it:

♡ is 100% natural & organic
♡ doesn’t mess with PH – keeps you balanced
♡ has no harmful, nasty chemicals
♡ is for anyone who loves better sex, so everyone
♡ is an all natural & organic personal lubricant
♡ doubles as massage oil
♡ has an edible sweet flavor like cupcakes

Plus, there are only 4 ingredients:

♡ unrefined virgin coconut oil: antibacterial, organic, PH balancing.
♡ vanilla essence: edible, SORT OF cupcake flavor.
♡ beeswax: consistency is on point, keeps on going.
♡ stevia: sweet flavor…so it’s delicious if you eat it.

It’s the perfect time to test it out too because Valentine’s day is just around the corner. BUT be careful using this if you’re also using latex condoms. “Oils and petroleum products—like Vaseline—may weaken latex and increase the risk of breakage. You don’t have to forgo the slippery stuff with a condom—just be sure to use a polyurethane condom if you’re lubing up with coconut oil, which won’t break down in the presence of the oil.” { via }

WAIT- on a semi-personal note, I’m prone to UTI’s. If you are too, USE COCONUT OIL AS NATURAL LUBE. Literally though. It’s an anti-bacterial so it kills bacteria. GREAT for preventing UTI’s. Just saying. I’ve also read it’s amazing for yeast infections. Apparently coconut oil helps to kill off candida yeast growth. I haven’t had one UTI since using WOO.

Those are my 3 standout stars for this month’s shelfie. I highly recommend the Elemis Papaya Enzyme Mask, Glow Recipe Pink Juice Moisturizer & any of Dr. Lancer’s products ( which I’ve been testing out ).

Now it’s your turn. I would love to know what’s on your skincare shelfie. Let me know below & stay tuned for more posts like this.

Have a fab weekend.

Peace & skin,

x lauryn

+ AM skincare routine.

++ PM skincare routine.

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  1. AvatarVictoria DeNegri

    Where can I pick up that amazing pink shelf?! I’m trying organize my place, and zI just love your pink and girly aesthetic.

    thank you!

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  2. AvatarCarmen Justice

    Right now I am obsessed with using the Does It All sheet mask from 100% Pure Cosmetics. It literally smooths out the wrinkles on my face, makes my skin baby smooth, and kills my acne. You notice a difference even after just one use. I usually leave the mask on for double the time it says in the directions.

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