Rose Deep Hydration

It’s been a while since the Korean brand Laneige moved from Target to Sephora and I finally ran out of daily facial moisturizer. I stopped by Sephora to get myself a refill until I realized that they don’t carry the same products anymore! I didn’t really know any of the other brand out there or if they’re any good as I’ve pretty much used Olay and Laneige in the past.

By chance I stumbled onto this product because of the display. I absolutely am in love with Rose and so I was already biased before I read the jar, but here it is!

The Rose Deep Hydration Face Cream from Fresh claims to have time-release hydropatches which moisturizes and nourishes. The box claims seal in moisture for 24 hours and includes Rosewater and rose flower oil to soothe and nourish.

I obviously can’t speak to the effectiveness this product has on my skin yet because with any skincare, I think continued use is the only way to determine if it actually delivers. I can speak on first impressions though because it does pack a punch!

First, the smell is absolutely amazing. If scented products are not your thing I would definitely not recommend this product. I personally love Rose and when I was testing in the store I would smell my hand over and over and over and over and over! OMGGG

The cream left my skin feeling incredibly soft. As I’m writing this I’m feeling my left had which I applied the cream to about 4 hours ago and on my right hand an application about an hour ago. My left hand is still very hydrated and smooth. It’s evident the rose flower oil may be the key ingredient as I can still feel the smoothness in a way I doubt lotion can provide.

Evident in both the left and right hand (especially the right), the skin is much tighter. It feels a lot bouncier and firm and although the scent is mostly gone, it faintly lingers.

The cream is a little heavy so when its on my face I feels almost like a night time mask but its also light enough for makeup on top. I would recommend waiting until the cream is completely dried before application. Because the cream is a bit thicker, I feel like I’m mixing the foundation and the cream when I applied it to my face when I would really rather have the cream on my face than mixed in with the foundation in order to get the greatest use out of the ingredients in the cream.

In comparison to the Laneige cream, it’s definitely heavier and much more scented. The price points are fairly similar even though I think Laneige may be a couple bucks cheaper. The only noticeable difference between the two would be that with the Fresh face cream, I can actually feel how much tighter my face is and the instant soothing.

I’ll try to update this post as I try it for longer !




Anastasia Sun Dipped Glow Kit

It’s been a while since I’ve purchased a new highlighting palette! Years! So I thought it was about time I try something new  I purchased the Anastasia Sun Dipped Glow Kit highlighting palette at Sephora for around $40. It comes with four separate shades with quite a large pan of product.

The product comes in the form of a flip up cover with a paper slip around it. Hopefully, I’ll be able to keep that paper sleeve wrinkle free and pristine. The layout is simple, just four circular pans. I would say that the only draw back would be that it doesn’t have a mirror but that’s definitely not a deal breaker considering all the products with amazing mirrors included (Looking at you, Tarteist Pro Eyeshadow Palette!).

I realize I probably should have taken the photo before I used it. Whoops.

It’s such a smooth texture. It just felt beautiful. It was creamy, soft, and smooth. I literally picked up powder by swirling my finger in a couple of times, and swatched it on my hand. Its like the effect of a cream product being smeared on your had without the feeling of smearing because the powder was so soft!!

The colors are decent and a fairly useful. The shade on the top left corner is Bronzed. It’s an incredibly copper color. I could imaging myself dusting this maybe on my collar bone when I’m incredibly tan. It’s an unbelievably dark color for a highlight. So, I’m not expecting to hit pan on this one. I think I might use it on top of my bronzer but even then, I’ll be applying with an incredibly light hand. I cannot stress enough how copper this color is.

The shade below that is Tourmaline. It’s a dark pink I can use for topping off blush or highlight. It’s like the more concentrated color of the Benefit Watts Up Highlighter I’ve used all these years (absolutely beautiful highlighter and it’s not that I didn’t like what it was anymore but that it was the only one of my makeup products I had never switched up, so I wanted to try a new highlight after all these years).

Top right is Summer, which is the lightest shade in the palette. I’ve been using this color a lot on the bridge of my nose and mixed with the last shade to create the perfect mix for cheek highlight.

Last color is Moonstone which is a lighter version of Tourmaline. I would say that for my skin color it’s the one shade in this palette I can use without doing a little extra (mixing shades, using a light hand, only using when I’m tan, etc ).

I think that for darker skin tones this would be a palette more fit. I should have probably looked more into an Anastasia Glow Kit with lighter shades but I’m still not mad at it because it’s so workable. On a day where my look is just contour, bronzer, and the overall tan summer look I think would be perfect for the shade Bronzed. I’m one of those people who likes a noticeable bronze contour on my cheeks. A lot of people like it blended to the point where it just looks like shadow on your face and I don’t know why but a noticeable cheek bronze is just my thing.

The three remaining shades are very universal and can make any glow happen. The great thing about this product is the ability to build it. You can either go with a natural glow or a “See me from the Space Station Glow”. One product can pull of every look intensity level!

Overall,, I think it’s a great bang for your buck. This product is going to last me a very long time. $40 bucks for these four pans when I pay $40 just for a bottle of foundation I go through in a month and a half.

Either way. Super Dope! Try it!