The Sunday Trio


Although everyone worries about their skin during the winter, I’ve always found summer to be more challenging. With the hot weather and scorching sun you have to not only figure out how to keep or increase moisture in your skin, but you have to account for increased sweatiness, oiliness, and increased usage of sunscreen. This leads me to sharing my Sunday trio, 3 steps that work as my weekly “restart” button to get my skin back into shape for the week ahead.


YÜLI Pure Mask

This is one of the best powder to cream masks I’ve experienced. As is to be expected with YÜLI, there is a level of thoughtfulness and sophistication here that is quite special. The airy texture of the powder is super-fine that once activated with water turns into a silky cream that applies effortlessly onto skin. The reason this works so well for summer is because the ingredients have a cooling and soothing effect thanks to traditional Asian botanicals like mung bean, green tea and goji berries. When my skin is red, overheated, congested, or feeling gross in general from the effects of summer, this is like a cool smoothie for my skin – filter out the bad stuff, chock full of the good stuff.

Tatcha Overnight Memory Serum Concentrate

I am absolutely obsessed with this product. Like all Tatcha products, the presentation is beautiful but more so – the memory serum concentrate has such a unique formula where the texture is like a cross between a soft Japanese tofu and JELLO. Even when I scoop over some of the concentrate, the formula refills the areas I just scooped – how cool is that?!

So moving beyond that, the reason I love this is because it is essentially the ultra-concentrated form of Tatcha’s Luminous Dewy Skin Mist that is universally loved (it was even recently featured on Kylie Jenner’s snapchat). So this is THE product for getting hydration into skin and to accelerate recovery from a day out – making it the perfect pairing to the Pure Mask.

Aurelia Cell Revitalize Day Moisturizer

This is a dreamy, rich day cream that helps with dryness and dehydration, and it is the final step to seal in all of the good stuff from the first two steps. While the thickness may deter some, I love the way the creaminess just melts away into skin leaving it feeling only nourished without heaviness. This is definitely a very high quality product that is very rich with organic oils, aloe, and probiotics which keep skin surface healthy. Simply a pleasure to use.



  1. Pam
    June 29, 2016 / 9:36 pm

    The Yuli mask is pretty magical for me. I’m almost done with my first jar and will be buying another. It calms and sucks out the congestion. I also really like the memory serum. I have had very good luck with Tatcha. Their new moisturizer for oily skin has been a godsend and I adore the hydration serum. Have not tried Aurelia. Love your posts!

    • October 3, 2016 / 10:17 pm

      Thanks for commenting Pam. I did not realize Tatcha came out with a new moisturizer. It sounds like it might be good for summer. You should give Aurelia a try if you like lucious moisturizer creams!

  2. Karla
    August 27, 2016 / 3:35 pm

    I have never tried anything from Aurelia, probably because they’re so much more expensive in the US than UK. Are all their products creams? I ask because I notice it seems they have really similar formulas for their moisturizer, mask, cleanser which all are creams!

    • October 3, 2016 / 10:20 pm

      Hi Karla, I feel you when it comes to the exchange rate. Add yourself to the BeautyHabit and Shen Beauty mailing list for promos, and stock up during the next 20% off sale.

      So I’ve played around a bit and yes Aurelia’s creams are very similar although smell quite different. The Miracle Cleanser which I’ve reviewed on here before is more of a menthol, eucalyptus scent, whereas the moisturizer is mandarin and flowery, the mask from what I remember of a little sample I got with an order was more rose in scent. I think although they are similar, they do their respect tasks well.

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