The Beauty Detox Edition
I love being a makeup artist—traveling the world to paint the most beautiful faces, discover new products and hone my craft—but more than anything, I love to share what I learn and what I love. Launching CurrentlyKira.com in 2017 has rewarded me with the chance to do just that and I am so grateful to you, my dear readers, for following along on my journey. As I look ahead to the new year, I see nothing but possibilities and new opportunities. To prepare myself for all that 2018 has in store, I’m kicking off with The Beauty Detox Edition.
Of course you’ll find me at the gym and getting back on track with my clean eating routine (no more holiday desserts!), but my beauty routine could use a refresh as well- I’m officially on beauty detox mode. Below, the products I count on to help me transition into the new year, renewed and refreshed and totally glowing. Happy New Year to you and yours. I hope 2018 is your best year yet!
Slip Silk Eye Mask
First things first- get some rest. Getting your beauty sleep is so important when you’re in detox mode- better sleep means better skin and most importantly- better mood. Anti- aging, anti- creasing, yes please! And let’s not forget that great beauty outcomes start in ‘eights’ – 8 hours of sleep and 8 glasses of water a day.
Biossance Squalane + Antioxidant Cleansing Cloths
If you can’t give your skin a break and need to wear makeup, use a cleansing cloth that is going to do more than wipe it off. This one conditions your lashes and eyebrows while hydrating the skin. It’s nontoxic (hello, this blog post is about beauty http://circleplastics.co.uk/wordpress detoxing), fragrance free, paraben free, mineral oil free, good for all skin types and dermatologist tested.
Nyakio Chamomile Soothing Sleep Mask
Where was this mask when I was flying all over for work and running around town during the holidays? It’s an overnight facial that instantly softens skin with powerful, long lasting moisture. You already know how calming chamomile is to sip, now imagine what it can do to soothe your skin. End the chaotic year with a comforting mask.
Angela Caglia Detox Serum
The serums name says it all. It draws out impurities—excess oil, pollution and toxins—from congested pores. Powerful antioxidants and hydrators moisturize the skin and create a protective shield against environmental damage, leaving you glowing into the new year.
Omorovicza Deep Cleansing Mask
So many masks, so little time. Don’t bother going through a trial and error process to find the best deep cleanser—this mask tops them all! It purifies and brightens with calcium and magnesium-rich mud, getting rid of the skins impurities and decongesting pores from all the late-night celebrating of the night before.
Sisley Black Rose Skin Infusion Cream
Between work, travel and holiday hobnobbing, I have been getting very little sleep for the last few months. That’s why I am never without this cream—both in my kit and my personal stash—because it makes me look rested and glowing even when I’m sleep-deprived.
A beauty product with a built in solar panel to capture light and microcurrents, sign me up! Why I love this? It tightens and firms the skin. Not just for the face, but also great for the body. Target areas; cheekbones, forehead, neck, upper arm, bust and wait.
Equal Beauty Moisture Veil Face Mask
When your friend makes a moisturizing mask that hydrates, firms afire and lifts. This sculpting mask follows the contours of your face to deeply hydrate while chiseling your features and tightening aging skin. The moisturizing benefits are next-level, truly like a fountain of hydration for your complexion.
Revive Moisturizing Renewal Eye Cream
Laughter is the best beauty remedy, but it can leave behind some unwanted lines. Don’t stop grinning, but do keep this eye cream on hand to smooth the delicate eye area and plump the fine lines.
Chantecaille Gold Energizing Eye Recovery Mask
Reduces wrinkles, puffiness and minimizes the appearance of dark circles? Yes, please! Stress shows dramatically on the skin but especially in the eye area. This mask makes you look alert and awake while adding back radiance for a bright-eyed 2018.
Tatcha Akari Gold Massager
This beauty tool awakens the skin, releases tension, and detoxifies through lymphatic cleansing. I keep this in my kit and have a spare in my skincare cabinet. This is an essential step in my morning routine. Pro tip: Keep it in the refrigerator, then, with a gentle touch, massage the cool wand around the eye area to de-puff.
Pursoma Digital Detox Bath
Recenter for the new year with an alkalizing soak. This all-natural sleep aid helps restore clarity by relieving the body of stressors brought on by overusing technology and rids your body of impurities and toxins.
African Botanics Marula Detoxifying Salt & Sugar Body Scrub
A good scrub can make you feel like a million bucks. This dual-phase, gentle formula stimulates circulation with mineral-rich pink Himalayan crystal salt, which facilitates the body’s natural detoxification process by increasing blood and lymphatic flow. Exfoliation brings dry-looking skin back to life, leaving it feeling supple, smooth and silky soft.
Shiffa Rose Bliss Balm
With rejuvenating rose and jojoba, this vitamin-rich body balm softens, smoothes and nourishes dry, winter skin. Argan and Evening Primrose oils protect the skin and reduce visible signs of aging while healing irritated, or wounded skin. It’s the only body care product you’ll need to start the new year with your best, most vibrant skin.
Body Dry Brush (Amazon)
Improve your well-being and skin vitality with daily dry skin brushing. Like an exfoliating scrub, body brushing sloughs away dead skin while boosting blood flow and improving circulation. It aids the health of your Lymphatic System, draining toxins and impurities while also reducing the appearance of cellulite and ingrown hairs.
RGB Cuticle Oil
Packing and unpacking my makeup kit, wrapping and unwrapping gifts—all have left my cuticles desperate for some TLC. You too? Make it your New Year’s resolution to maintain your mani with an easy swipe of this nourishing oil.
Nailtiques Formula 2 Nail Protein
Multiple polish changes can leave my nails frail and thin without a nail protein. Nail care is an essential step in your 2018 beauty restoration and this one is my all time favorite!
Maison Margiela Replica Fragrance “Lazy Sunday Morning”
We all deserve a lazy Sunday before the Monday grind. This perfume has bottled up that feel-good mood, delivering a subtle, fresh scent that reminds you to take it easy on any day of the week.
Light pink and white striped robe (or Light blue and white striped robe or Solid white robe like the one I’m wearing) made with the highest quality Microfiber. My luxurious robe is extremely absorbent, soft to the touch, and comes with a belt to cinch the waist. Perfect for lounging, post bath, beach and pool. I’m living in mine!
Make sure to leave your comments and product suggestions below if you have one you’d like to share with me. Happy detoxing!
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