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Elsie’s Finds: April

Hi hi! Today, I’m here to share a few new-to-me things I’ve been using and loving. I did not mean to make it a “beauty theme,” but I guess that’s what most of it is. Next month, I’ll try and show a bigger variety of categories. For April, I think this is pretty fitting! I just had my first facial in over a year and I’ve got the longest hair of my life thanks to quarantine living. I’m very into ANY solution that makes me feel good or adds a little boost to each day.

Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask (Gummy Bear)
OK, wow. This stuff is incredible. I have heard other bloggers mentioning it for years, so finally I ordered this one (HAD to try the gummy bear one which I actually think tastes more like fruit snacks) as well as the classic one. I keep them in my bedside table and apply them every night as I tuck into my cozy bed. They’re by far my favorite lip mask ever. I get dry lips and this helps a lot, plus the bedtime ritual is great!

Dae Cactus Flower Leave-In Conditioner 
I love all the Dae products and this is another to add to the list. I use this along with their hair oil before blow-drying and styling my hair. It smells incredible. I love that all the products are desert inspired.

I never thought I would try a lash serum. I was die hard for my eyelash extensions for years. I stopped getting them last March and I felt sad about my lashes for months. I started using a serum around Christmas—the first one I tried was good/not great. So I decided to level up to this one. I am loving the results. Without makeup I don’t know that I would notice a dramatic difference, but when I put on mascara (this is the best one, by the way) I can’t believe how long and thick they are. Huge difference!

Tropical Passion Synergy Blend 
I’m guilty of diffusing spruce and fir needle (basically “Christmas tree”) year round. I tend to really love all the fall blends, and I’m also into floral and citrus oils, which are typically what you think of when you think “spring blend.” Well, I happened upon this tropical blend and WOW, it’s perfect! It smells like fruit punch and is perfect for diffusing at home this time of year.

Glossier Futuredew Oil Serum Hybrid 
Big fan. If you want dewy, hydrated skin, this is a great product. I like combining it with my foundation for a natural finish. If you have freckles, this is a good product for letting them show through. I’m so happy so many skin products are focused on hydration now since it’s so important.

Let me know what types of things you’d like to hear reviews of for next time! I love sharing about products I love! xx- Elsie

Credits//Author: Elsie Larson. Photography: Amber Kelly. Photos edited with A Color Story Desktop.

Author / Contributor: Elsie Larson

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