The ATB Perfect Ten // Jan 2023

Tuesday, March 28, 2023



Summer Friday  Light Aura Vitamin C + Peptide Eye Cream

Have had this Vitamin C-laden eye cream sitting in my test pile for quite a while and dove right into it the moment my current option finished. A tiny but mighty skin wonder, this petite jar houses a potent pale orange-toned cream that has not only kept my under eye area hydrated but has revived the previous  dullness whilst providing some noticeable brightening along this sensitive area.

Perhaps the most aesthetically designed toner, Freck Cactus Water is far more than what meets the eye. The true value of the product lies in the water-like content sitting within the sleek bottle. Comprised of veggie and plant extracts (kelp and cactus), this hydrating toner has visibly evened out my skin while keeping it balanced (goodbye dead skin cells!) in this season's cool weather. 

Swapping my ultra-loved REN brightening toner for this BHA option, Algenist is proving to be a strong contender in my current routine. Keeping breakouts and blackheads at bay, my skin is not only tolerating this clarifying and exfoliating toner exceptionally well but its congestion-preventing qualities are keeping my skin healthy and supple.

A long adored product in my beauty arsenal, this rich priming and moisturizing hybrid product is one I reach for often during the cooler months. Abundant in hydrating hyaluronic acid and squalane (anti-inflammatory) with conditioning vitamins (C, E and B), this rich yet non-greasy moisturizer is the perfect companion to any complexion cosmetic. Keeping my skin adequately hydrated in the season's signature chill whilst creating an ideal canvas for foundation, this best-seller has been an incredible addition to my fall/winter beauty routine. 

Enhanced by Vitamin E, this fortified Vitamin C Serum really goes to work on boosting the radiance in skin and improving overall texture and tone. Now on my second bottle of this wonder serum, I can really speak to the quality and efficacy of this product. My skin has truly become brighter with use and the texture woes settle and smooth. An absolute winner in this skincare category.


Wowza, a mainstay in my beauty bag, this classic bronzing powder will always find a prime spot in my beauty drawer. Offering a perfect wash of bronze color, this summery product seamlessly warms up my complexion without the blotchy application often seen with cream or thicker bronzing powders. During the winter, I tend to crave extra warmth and this iconic Nars product wonderfully does the trick.

Infusing skin nourishing ingredients like Avocado Oil and Mango Butter, this teeny color stick is a purse-friendly product that offers a soft flush of color on-the-go. A favorite for when I want a touch up or add an extra boost of color, this unfussy cream formulation effortlessly blends onto the cheeks and lips without any harsh lines. During the winter season, I find myself reaching for color products that liven up my pale cold-weather skin. 

Never did I think a foundation could replace my love for Estee Lauder Double Wear but this fresh, sunscreen formulated blend did the impossible. A feathery, semi-matte foundation, Very Valentino offers the perfect veil of color without masking my natural skin's texture with a breathable finish. Best of all, his light yet buildable medium-coverage foundation stays put on my busiest days and looks lovely at any hour. Very interested to see how it lasts on the skin during the summer months. Stay tuned. 


With an uptick in frigid weather, my scalp is suffering in more ways than one and this Fable & Mane Scalp Scrub gives it both a much needed reset and squeaky clean finish. From product buildup to winter weather trauma, the unique blend of this scrub (Pink Himalayan Salt, Wild Ginger) effectively tackles the buildup sitting on my scalp, cleanses the surface while simulating my hair follicles and ultimately leaves my scalp in a more healthy and nourished state. My secret weapon to more purified and rejuvenated scalp, Fable & Mane SahaScalp range is the perfect remedy and treatment for healthy hair at the roots.


As an ultimate mix master with my personal fragrance choices, I just love a deluxe collection of scents that can be layered and paired to one's unique preferences. This wonderful discovery set of iconic Jo Malone fragrances was gifted to me months prior and I have since had an absolute blast blending and spritzing different scents together for a more tailored scent experience. I would highly recommend this set for any fragrance lover who not only wants an introduction to the brand but one who enjoys a variety of scent profiles from this incredible fragrance house. 

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