Beauty Wishlist, Vol 1.

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Here are the current items on my running wish list of beauty and skincare products I’d like to indulge in.


Sunscreen | Black Girl Sunscreen - I’m always on the hunt for a good sunscreen that will work for brown skin so of course this one specifically made for black girls is high up on my list to purchase once I finish the sunscreen I currently have.

French Clay Pink Konjac Sponge | Wyld Skincare - I’ve heard Konjac sponges mentioned on one of my favorite podcasts, Forever 35, so I’m curious to try one.

Retinol Restorative Overnight Balm | 100 Percent Pure - As a lady in her mid-thirties, I’ve come to the conclusion that anti-aging products like skincare with retinol as an ingredient need to become a part of my routine. This one is on my list to try next after I finish my basic retinol + squalene oil I purchased ages online.

Detoxifying Glycolic Gel | Intelligent Nutrients - Another nod to preventative skincare since I don’t always have the funds for expensive facials, using ingredients that slough off dead skin is also something I want to add into my regular rotation.

Make-up, Etc.

Corrective Serum Foundation | Gressa - I still love my Alima Pure Foundation, but I’d like to find another to add to the rotation so this one is high up on my list to try on my next trip to Follain.

Tinted Lip Conditioner SPF 15 | Ilia Beauty - It’s so easy to forget that your lips also need some protection from the sun, so I’d like to give this tinted lip conditioner a try from one of my favorite clean beauty brands.

Lip 2 Cheek | RMS Beauty - This blush would be a great addition to my travel make-up bag.

Crystal Grid Gemstone Palette | Aether Beauty - This looks like. a fun eye shadow palette to use for the spring and summer months.

Nail Polish No. 42, Nail Polish Base + Top Coat | Dear Sundays - I want to get into doing my own manicures again, so I’d like to purchase these for manicures for the remainder for the winter. I like having one go-to color for each season.

Skin 2 Skin Foundation Brush | RMS Beauty - I used this brush on a past visit to Follain and definitely want to purchase my own. It blends foundation so well.

If you’re looking for a go-to spot for your skincare and beauty items, try Follain (they also have a Bethesda Row location for DC folks)! You can use this discount code: ref15_up9grn to get 15% off items there (with some exclusions).