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Renaissance Girl is a Chicago lifestyle blog for every twenty-something and millenial, which focuses on fashion, beauty, food, career, travel and events


Beauty Overload


I'm experiencing the steep learning curve of the beauty industry, so I was recently gifted a ton of products to sample, including skincare, perfume and haircare. I could definitely get used to feeling pampered with modern beauty products!

Starting with skincare, my first tester is a trifecta called Clarisonic Sonic Radiance. This comes with an AM and PM cleanser plus a serum; the cleansers felt great with my Clarisonic Brush, and the serum moisturized my skin nicely. Also, GlamGlow has this amazing Bright Mud Eye Treatment that I just left on the skin around my eyes for a few minutes and wiped off. It left a micro layer of active ingredients that hydrated my eyes, so it felt like a mini-spa treatment! Thirdly, I tried Dr. Jart+ Beauty Balm SPF 45, which reminds me that the best anti-aging product out there is sunscreen.

Moving on to hair, I'm trying to grow my hair out, so I tried Phyto Intense Hydration Regenerating Night Cream. This is an overnight mask that I slept in, and washed out in the morning. It made my locks silky smooth, which is perfect! Additionally, Agave Healing Oil Treatment is a nice oil that I run through my blonde hair to make it super soft and touchable.

Lastly, my favorite item was a lovely perfume that will totally be on my Christmas list this year! DKNY MYNY is a lovely scent with a musky base and a sweet, citrusy finish that was inspired by the beauty and mystery of New York City. Between skincare, haircare and perfume, I think I'm set for fall!