#SIMP Monthly Must Haves

This past month, we decided to take our skincare routine a bit more serious this month. 

Here are the products we love this month:

 

THE ORDINARY Granactive Retinoid* 2% Emulsion

This was the biggest craze last year. Every magazine and blogger was covering this product and because of this, it was sold out in minutes. Very late to the party but I finally snagged a bottle of it. The THE ORDINARY Granactive Retinoid* 2% Emulsion is amazing! For only $8 this feels like a real product from the dermatologist. Now, I've used a lot of retinol products and I feel like they do not work but I finally consistently started using sunscreen in my beauty routine so maybe this is why I can actually see it but nonetheless this is BOMB! For the price, why not snag a bottle of this.

 

MERLE NORMAN 24k Gold Firming Foundation primer

I attended a ELLE event last month and I snagged a bottle of this MERLE NORMAN 24k Gold Firming Foundation primer. First, I want to say I am a die hard user of the Sephora matte primer because of my oily skin. Because of this I wasn't too excited about trying another primer or for lack of better words, I wasn't interested. After I ran out of my Sephora primer I tried this to get me through the day and I've never looked back. This primer is not matte so if you use you need to get a setting powder (tips for the oily girls) but the way my makeup lays after using this. I will for sure be investing $60 into this product.

 

Plump and Glow mask by Alex Steinherr & Pollution Solution

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The Plump and Glow mask by Alex Steinherr is to die for. Im hesistant to try new things on my face but this brand was very intriging. Being natural based and animal cruelty free O knew i wanted to try it. This two step mask left my face glowing the entire day! Even after my face continued to fell hydrated. I also tried the Pollution Solution as a primer with my makeup routine and it was great! My makeup looked flawless and bright all day!

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