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Erno Laszlo Phelityl Night Cream

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In my search for a new favorite night cream, I’ve come across so many. But I haven’t LOVED any of them. I know, I know, you guys say, “But you love Pacifica so much, why not use theirs?” Well, they don’t have one, not really. They have day/night creams, but I have such dry skin that I prefer a much thicker and heavier moisturizer at night. I use one of the Pacifica overnight masks as my night cream for the moment. Or at least, I did…

I was sent a full-size jar of Erno Laszlo Phelityl Night Cream through Influenster, and I was pretty shocked. This brand is billed as “celebrity skin care.” Celebrity? I’m thinking something along the lines of Charlotte Tilbury and her Magic Cream. Well, I like this better (don’t tell Charlotte! LOL)

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This is a brand Marilyn Monroe used to use, but back then you had to be seen in person in his New York store/office and Erno Laszlo became the dermatologist of the stars. Well, if it’s good enough for Marilyn, ammirite?

My skin loves this. A lot.

My husband does not…at $115, it’s pricey guys. I’ve been using it for a month, and I feel like I’m not even a quarter of the way through. If I can make it last maybe 4 months (it’s a pretty great size jar, and I don’t feel like I need to use a lot of it, which is amazing!), I’m hoping to convince the hubby that $115 a couple times a year isn’t that much more than spending $20-$30 a month on a drugstore night cream.

In the meantime, once a week or so I do still use my Pacifica overnight mask on top of it, so I’m not ready to let that go. Maybe I should to a full review of that for you guys too.

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Charlotte Tilbury Full Fat Lashes

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I bought the Charlotte Tilbury Full Fat Lashes mascara, and on first swipe, I was unimpressed. But for $29 you bet I was going to use it! And something happened…

It’s been two months of using this product and I’ve realized what the draw is. That brush!! It catches every single lash and brings it front and center! While the mascara itself is nice, it offers a lovely fanned out natural look, I prefer something bolder and thicker like Benefit’s Roller Lash or Urban Decay’s Perversion.

However, that being said, I think anyone who likes a natural look but wants each individual lash to show, this one is for you! I think I might try the legendary lashes to see if I can get a thicker mascara but with Charlotte’s amazing brush!

Here is a photo of one eye with Charlotte Tilbury Full Fat Lashes, and the other eye has nothing.

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Okay, wow that’s a close up isn’t it? Well, you can see the difference in lashes, and ┬ájust ignore that I haven’t done my brows yet. But seriously, look at all of the lashes! I didn’t know I had so many!

So, TL;DR This mascara grew on me, and I would repurchase it.

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My New Skin Care Routine

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I’ve fought dry skin all my life, and while I never had acne, I did get eczema and random reddish patches.

I’ve spent the past few years working on my skin care regime, and with help from the other Bookish Beauties here, I’ve discovered a few really cool products.

Face Oil. Holy cow, why did I never use you in my twenties?! Nourish Organics Argan Face Serum is my current fave, but if you prefer a dry oil, the Nuxe brand has a fantastic one.

Masks. Sheet masks, peels, overnight masks, so many masks, and so much fun! Pictured is my Pacifica overnight mask. It’s thick without being sticky or clogging my pores. I used it on a long flight and my skin never felt gross or dehydrated.

In my quest to dupe Charlotte Tilbury’s Magic Cream, I’ve discovered a few really neat products:

Pixi Day Dew Glowtion not a dupe for Magic Cream, but absolutely a dupe for MAC Strobing Lotion, and Tarte Brighter Days Highlighting lotion.

Pixi Primer which is extra sparkly, just FYI, but adds a fun shimmer underneath bb cream or foundation.

Pacifica Dreamy Youth Day and Night Face Cream. I bought this in travel size for a trip and have never looked back!

Boots No. 7 Botanics Night Cream (which I’d actually consider more of a dupe for Clark Botanicals).

Boots Botanics Toner feels so refreshing. I hate Clinique’s toners, so I figured that mean I just hated toner. I was so wrong.

elf setting spray which smells like cucumbers, holds your makeup and feels really nice on.

Acure clay mask smells amazing! It’s like aromatherapy while you mask! And the best part? It doesn’t get hard on your face! I hate dry clay masks. This reminds me a lot of Charlotte Tilbury’s Goddess Clay mask. It isn’t the same color or texture, but they feel similar on, and the results are also very similar.

I’m looking for a new BB Cream, so if you have any suggestions, feel free to comment and let me know!

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