12 Months of Beauty Products Review: Fall Edition

by | Oct 26, 2016 | beauty

Katherine’s back with her ongoing series reviewing People Magazine’s “Best of” Beauty products as described back in January. Take it away, Katherine:

After a very busy start to the school year, I’m back with my reviews for September and wondering what I should blog about in 2017? So let’s get started.

September left me not wanting to walk away from summer, which was reflected in my two beauty picks.

Best Body Wash winner: Nivea Coconut Body Wash

Summer or winter, I love to pamper myself with shower creams that leave my skin soft and smelling great. Nivea is one of my favorite brands for these products because I like its price point, fragrance, and lather.Screen Shot 2016-08-23 at 3.01.21 PM

The consistency is medium to light and honestly, I found this one to be a little less creamy than other Nivea shower creams. It does have a nice summer smell (light coconut fragrance, not overpowering). The formula contains Jojoba oil, which leaves your skin smooth and well moisturized. I also loved the lather. It did not leave my skin dry after the shower, which was another plus–especially going into winter months.

Overall, I would buy this one again.

Now for the Olay Regenerist Luminous Brightening Foam

Let’s be honest, this is a mouthful to say and I didn’t love the packaging. It did not last very long, either (and I only used this product in the mornings while in the shower).

Screen Shot 2016-08-23 at 3.03.56 PMIt was creamy and had gently exfoliating micro beads that I did like. This product promised to brighten my dull and uneven skin. It also said it would give my skin a smooth, conditioned, and even texture.

So did it deliver?

Well, I loved the smell–fresh and citrusy. The gentle exfoliator did not overpower my skin, and my skin was slightly brighter. But the even texture? Not so much.

Overall, Olay is widely available with a line of products to address any skin need, but this product did not WOW me. I look in the mirror and say to myself, “Time for a peel.”

Coming up for November- time to prep for winter! I’ll start with the Best Exfoliator winner, Biore Charcoal Pore Minimizer ($8.99). As most of you know, charcoal is the new “it” ingredient and I have yet to try it.screen-shot-2016-10-26-at-7-53-40-am

Along with the exfoliator, I am going to use the Best Eye Cream, Best Cleanser, L’Oreal Paris Age Perfect Eye Renewal ($24.99). screen-shot-2016-10-26-at-7-55-21-amThis little overachiever battles dark circles, fine lines, puffiness and bags–who doesn’t need help in that area?!

Look for my review at the end of November.


Now, start thinking about 2017. More beauty, or maybe some recipes, or a combination of both?

Please tell me, what would you like to read about in 2017?



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