Happy New Year, Peeps!

If you remember from my December post, I promised to spend 2016 testing the products that made the list for the People/Today Beauty Awards. I know it’s a hard job, but someone has to do it. 🙂

Here are my reviews for the first two products that I tried last month.

Best Deodorant: Dove Dry Spray Antiperspirant.

If you’re like me, when you think of a spray-on antiperspirant, you are thinking of your parents’ or grandparents’ generation. I don’t think that I’ve ever bought spray on antiperspirant. My motivation for trying this was that it promised to not leave a mark on my LBD. If there is one thing that drives me the most crazy, it is the white marks left on my clothes by my deodorant.Screen Shot 2015-12-17 at 3.07.54 PM

The Dove Spray is offered in four different scents. I really loved the clean scent of the Cool Essentials spray, which is a blend of green tea and cucumber. It’s made with ¼ Dove moisturizers to not only help keep your underarms dry but also soft and smooth. I honestly didn’t notice the soft and smooth skin but what I did notice, NO BLACK MARKS. Nothing…on anything. This was a major win for me!

I will continue to purchase this beauty item. Well done, People/Today Show.

Best Moisturizer: Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel

According to Neutrogena, this gel restores the skin’s moisture levels and imparts hydration that lasts up to twelve hours. This lightweight gel was going to keep my skin supple for hours. Hmmm… The gel was light, went on smooth, and had a very refreshing texture to it. I only used it at night and my skin didn’t feel as tight in the mornings. I have very sensitive skin, so I was concerned about breakouts, but am happy to report that I never broke out or had any skin issues from using this product.Screen Shot 2015-12-17 at 3.08.46 PM

I found that a little goes a long way so this is a product that will last through the long Connecticut winter. My only complaint was the packaging. I would have preferred to have this as a pump vs. the jar. Better for travel and not as bulky. Overall, another win for me. I will continue to use this product and am interested to see how my skin feels in the summer months while using this.

So what’s up next?

Best Matte Lip: Maybelline New York Lip Studio Color Blur Matte Pencil.Screen Shot 2016-01-29 at 9.36.59 AM

For those of you who know me, I am a stickler for having something on your lips! This product promises to be ultra-saturated, creamy and lasting. I can’t wait to try it.

Best In Shower Body lotion: Jergens Wet Skin Moisturizer.

With the heat on constantly in my house and the cold weather outside, I am a little itchy at night and my daily lotion isn’t doing the trick. According to People/Today, this product is a “game changer.” Use it before you step out of the shower and it absorbs before you have time to grab the towel.Screen Shot 2016-01-29 at 9.37.44 AM

Have you tried any of these products?

XO-Katherine