I’m back from my trip, and so happy to be home. Last night my flight was delayed for three hours, and for the second week in a row, I didn’t get home until after 2am. I think that was my sign to slow down on air travel for a while! Today I feel exhausted but ready for a productive second half of the week.
Anyway, let’s move on!
I get a lot of beauty products sent my way, but I don’t share them all with you guys because most don’t work with my very picky, high maintenance skin. Once in awhile, however, I’ll discover a new brand that I love. Today, I’m reviewing one of those brands.
Let me know if you like these beauty reviews. It’s fun for me to test new product and share my thoughts, so I hope it’s helpful for you too!
In this day and age, we have to deal with things that our mothers and grandmothers never had to in their 20s and early 30s: Excessive screen time, bad posture from texting, more pollution than ever, and binge drinking (in college only, I hope!) that wasn’t really a thing until recently.
Think about the effect that has on your skin! Tired eyes from staring at screens, neck wrinkles from looking down at your phone (seriously it’s a thing), and dull skin from pollution seeping into your pores. I don’t know about you, but I hope they don’t have lasting effects.
I haven’t seen a skincare line dedicated to these lifestyle stressors until now. Created for millennials, by millennials, Nia (an acronym for “not into aging”, by the way) targets these stressors and their impact on our skin. The line was made with a goal to give healthier, glowing skin no matter what the biggest stressors in each of our lives may be. When I read that, I was skeptical, so I tried them for myself.
I was sent the full collection, made up of six products, each formulated to tackle a specific concern, and prevent visible damage caused by these events: An eye gel, cleanser, illuminator, clay mask, serum/moisturizer, and neck line smoother.
Two of the products stood out to me in particular, so I’ll share my experience with them.
Sunday Detox Whipped Clay Peel-Off Mask
You know my love for masks, especially clay masks. They are necessary weekly for my acne-prone skin, but not all masks are created equal… Trust me, I’ve tried dozens of them. After using this peel-off mask (about an hour before I took these photos), my face looked visibly smoother and had a nice glow to it. It was kind of like hitting the “reset” button after a crazy week last week.
Fully Charged Serum x Moisturizer
Because of my oily skin, I can’t use moisturizers that are too thick. This serum and moisturizer in one was the perfect consistency for what I’m looking for. It made me feel immediately moisturized, but not oily or greasy in the slightest. The texture is incredibly smooth and it smells amazing.
Luckily for all of us, Nia launched exclusively at Ulta Beauty this month, and you can shop the entire collection here.
In other, unrelated news, I recently bought this drapey shirt and have been wearing it non-stop (like on Monday night here). It’s non-maternity but works with my bump and has a snap front which will be great for nursing soon.
Thank you to Nia for sponsoring this post. All opinions, as always, are my own.