Thursday, September 20, 2012

Revlon Color Burst Lip Butter - Peach Parfait

After reading tons of rave reviews of this lip butter, I wanted to give this a try.  This lip butter promises to leave my lips baby soft and smooth while imparting a touch of color. The creamy lip butter is packed with mango, shea, and coconut butter. While the lip butter melted on my lips and left my lips buttery soft upon application, I noticed the color was a bit of splotchy.  It reminds me of Burt’s Bees lip shimmer but this was a bit more moisturizing and the color had a better payoff. This lip butter was good for the moisturizing benefits but mediocre on the color.

C.O. Bigelow Root Beer Mentha Lip Gloss

This foundation soda inspired lip balm tastes and smells exactly like its namesake.  The lip gloss goes on thick but it is not sticky. The long lasting lip balm leaves a nice healthy sheen on my lips.  Unlike the other Mentha lip balms from C.O. Bigelow, I couldn’t smell or taste any of the mint. The clear gloss doesn’t provide any tint and can be used on top of lipstick to give a high gloss shine. While I am not a big fan of root beer, I really enjoyed this gloss and would probably get it again.

Sephora Collection - Age Defy Moisture Cream SPF 15

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This is one of my favorite moisturizers by Sephora. It softens, moisturizes and provides SPF protection.  I was in love with the old formula but the new formula is even better.  The creamy formula is light and is not greasy or leaves a sticky residue behind. It is packed with HydroSenn+ and  lipoamino acid. I like how it kept my face moisturized for the entire day without having to worry about my skin looking dry.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Bioelements Pumice Peel

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This creamy peel has a grainy texture due to the crushed pumice crystals. The pumice crystals were ultra-fine and it wasn’t painful or caused any irritation when I rubbed it on like the Prada Exfoliating Mask. It made my skin smooth and radiant by removing the dead cell layers and my unclogging pores. The peel was a bit messy to apply to my skin and was very difficult to remove from my hair. My only qualm was even after I thoroughly washed my face there was some grainy residue from the pumice grains left on my face no matter how hard I tried to wipe it off. The peel is packed with herbal extracts, hydrogenated polydecene, ginseng and antioxidants.  At  $51 for 2.5oz jar it can be quite pricey but you can use a small amount and still get results.

Burt's Bees Natural Skin Care for Men Body Wash

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I originally bought this body wash for my brother but I ran out of body wash one day I used this instead. I ended up liking it and started using his body wash more than my own.  The citrus smelling body wash is packed with coconut, cypress, fir and sunflower oils, vitamin B, soy proteins and citrus that moisturize and energize you awake in the morning. The best part is that it is all natural and free from harmful chemicals. The only downside to this body wash is that has mediocre lather.

Yves Rocher Hamamélis Super-Soft Shower Gel

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This fresh smelling body wash provides a mediocre lather unless you use a generous amount. The gentle shower gel is great for people who have sensitive skin. It is packed witch hazel extract and doesn’t dry my skin. I would recommend following up with lotion. I would probably buy this again if it was on sale other than that it was not very impressive.