Very Expensive (but works at least for me)

I started thinking about yesterday’s Sisley paris post and I was like expensive price tag but quality items don’t think I’ve written about that yet and as you know my skin issues are: dryness, its combination when it comes to the creams I buy I can’t get the dry skin only type but the combo skin it works the best, random dry patches by my chin(very sad to look at but possibly due to my twice a week exfoliating which as of this week will be once/weekly)some hormonal acne(which has been way better since I gave up the sugary milky-lattes I drank daily for 10 straight years shockingly I avoided all coffee shops since November of 2017 who would’ve thought)and last but not least reactions to drugstore sunscreen(wont name which ones but they did a number on me whether it was big pus-filled acne that formed in spots or just red itchy almost week long rashes) There was also a big-named recovery item I put on overnight and my face blew up like a balloon and I joked to my family look at this “I already have a round fat face but this is ridiculous” My mom then chimes in with a “you know everything you’ve had reactions to, I did previously.” I was like why didn’t you tell me!!!

So here are the expensive items that didn’t give me a rash but gave me fabulous results and I probably didn’t talk about them while blogging here:

Sunday Riley good genes-this product is…OUTSTANDING. The scent is so potent and odd that you’re first like What on earth is this–I believe its lactic acid and citrus? The scent is almost off-putting that you’re like YIKES and once you put it onto your face the instant burn/tingle you feel is rather strong. At first I was like “oh great Im going to lose my fight with this product” only to see my skin improve within the 20 minutes it was on my face! I loved the product so much I raved about it to friends I was like “but it does smell funky…” I bought it a couple years ago during a Sephora VIB sale and it was worth the price tag. I haven’t tried it as a serum but I do see there’s a larger size being sold and that is tempting. I have cheek area pore issues so this truly gave me the “good genes” effect. I do think the discoloring did improve while I used it which was generally once a week possibly two but its been a while and I need a bottle about now!

Vintner’s daughter active botanical serum: smells like a dream looks really yellow you can tell its good stuff just by looking at it. I received a sample back when a privately owned company was selling natural products. I was like ooh what is this and it is by far one of the best samples I have received, ever. Supposedly its used mainly at night which is how I use it. Its really good for those days where you’re going somewhere the following day or you have bad breakouts because its clearing. It gives you that smoothed out improved look which I love. I ended up purchasing the bottle but I never finished it in a good time so now that I see a travel size being sold that looks like a winner for me. I’d open it and use it by 6 months the next time I purchase.

La Mer creams: I used them in my early to mid twenties and gave it up because of the price but since my skin was always dry and sensitive the cream did wonders for me. It was especially great when used during the colder drier months. The new ones out that I sampled are quite nice too. Smells very nice

Sisley black rose cream: sampled it enjoyed every bit of it and after about a year plus later I finally saved enough money to purchase a tube. A little bit goes a long way and I use this when my skin freaks out or its so dry and I want to slap some makeup on.

May Lindstrom blue cocoon: smells so good it is hands down the best smelling skincare item I owned in my life. It was like no other. It soothed my dry chapped skin healing my dry chin patches it was like oil but not oil. I don’t see many people selling the item anymore and my favorite store quit selling it but I sure was glad I bought the jar and I finished it not too long ago. Life saving winter product and dry skin healer. I begged my father to get me this as a Christmas gift and it worked. YAY. My mom loved the scent and was like they need to make a perfume out of that because it smells like heaven. I never told her how much it cost.

 

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I Finally Caved…but not without hesitation!

I finally got myself a tube of Sisley’s black rose mask. It was something I had to debate for almost a year or more. Probably from the time I first sampled it. The sad dry forehead gash between my eyebrows and upper nose was kind of an indication I needed some more antiaging hydrating treatments so I was like well all my budget for April is gone. Then randomly my mom is like “here’s your Ulta giftcard” and it was like music from the Vatican was playing around me.