Up A Nelms Tree
13. 04. 2017

Can you believe that I have never ever owned a Yankee Candle? Well I have remedied that!

I’ve been in a real candle mood, I’m not sure if it’s because it relaxes me to light up a candle and start reading. I have also been in a very big citrusy mood so the Mango Salsa and the Pineapple Cilantro. but keeping to the tropical theme I picked up coconut beach. The red raspberry was too good to leave behind and I’ll confessed that I picked up the Midsummer’s night just for the name alone. I’ll definitely will be having a nice smelling house for a while.

05. 04. 2017

Of course since my birthday just passed I needed to head to sephora for my yearly birthday. I decided to step outside of my comfort zone and buy two new brands I’ve never tried. Bite and Milk.

The Haul

Not a huge haul but enough to wear I’ll be trying new things out for a while!

This was recommended to me by one of the Lush Assistants. Compared to You’ve been mangoed I can tell you this is not as moisturizing, however that does not mean that it’s lacking. I just soaked longer than I would have normally. Also the smell is slightly sweeter than I would have liked, but that is just my personal prefrence. With the other oil I was able to break it in half and get 2 uses out of it, but this one you need to use to whole piece. I am not hating on this at all, quite the opposite, I really enjoyed this. This still was very moisturizing and the smell is relaxing despite not being the biggest sweet fan.

This turned the water a very pretty rose gold color that I was at first very worried that it would stain my tub, but I had nothing to worry about. I felt extremely pretty and feminine soaking in this oil. I had wished I used this on a date night and not just in the middle of the day on my day off. This gave me some big confidence and the strength that I needed to help me get over my health slump that I have been in.

So try this baby out if you need to get your femininity back and just give yourself that sensual boost that we need every once in a while.

03. 04. 2017

So I got this in a old Birchbox and I just got around to using them. I have not been able to get my beauty sleep lately because I’ve been sick. I don’t sleep well on a normal basis sooo…

These Klorane eye patches are suppose to do three things

I can say that it definitely soothed and refreshed as well as moisturize. The puffiness also went away, I couldn’t say much about the fine lines or softening of the skin as I think you have to use this a couple of times before you get those results. I would like to use this again and I have 1 more pack I can use, I may purchase these but they are a little pricey for me.

I seem to be using dry shampoo more and more these days, as I just can’t seem to get my hair straight. One day it’s limp and oily, the next day full of fly-aways and dryness. I don’t wash my hair everyday to try to preserve it’s life, so sometimes that limp and oiliness makes me look unwashed. That’s where dry shampoo comes in.

Not Your Mother’s is on of my favorite drugstore hair brands. Not only is it inexpensive but cruelty-free as well, they even have recently come out with a line of more natural products that I cannot wait to test out. Considering how much I love using Not Your Mother’s products I decided to try out the dry shampoo.

The Clean Freak Dry shampoo boasts instant results of Absorption of excess oils, No residue and a Matte finish. I can tell you that 2 out 3 of these claims are right. IT does immediately absorb the oil in my hair and leaves it looking I didn’t wash it the day before, The matte finish as well can be claimed as try as my hair is not overly shiny. However it did leave a white residue in my hair after I used it, which I need to immediately brush out so as I don’t look like I am going grey.

Not Your Mother’s dry shampoo also gives a slight volume boost to my hair so that it does not fall limp, this lasts about half the day but I am assuming it’s because I tend to play with my hair more than I should making it fall flat. This is unscented, which I don’t know if I like but at the same time I don’t know what I would like it to smell like considering.

They also have a tapioca dry shampoo that I really want to try out to see how that works. This is only $7.00 which I love because I have seen half this size run for double that with other brands.

As I mentioned in this post HERE, while waiting for a prescription to be filled I decided to peruse the Make up aisle.

Recently I made a decision to be more conscious about Vegan and Cruelty free products. To my utter disappointment the only brand I was able to find that was Cruelty Free was Wet N’ Wild. Come on people it’s the year 2017 can be stop testing products on animals please!?

Anyway I do love Wet N Wild and I have featured some of their products on my blog before, plus they were having a buy 2 for $5 deal which was pretty awesome.

The Haul

2 Perfect Pout Gel Lip Balm in Tease and Love
MegaSlim Skinny Mascara in Black
The Saving Base Nail Polish
Hard As Ice Top Coat
Large Eyeshadow Brush
Foundation Brush
Flat Top Brush

I cannot wait to use all the products and let you all know how they work. I’m especially excited for the gel lip balms!

26. 03. 2017

I haven’t done this in a while and I am so excited! I started this blog doing beauty and it is one thing I really don’t think I’ll ever stop doing.

I got this no:hj Healing Anti-pore Mask in one of my Beautique Mask Maven bags and it is great and exactly what I have been needing. I have problem with the pores on my nose the most and this sheet mask while it did minimize my pores it did not get rid of it all, which I didn’t think it would. I really liked it though and it made my face super soft and smooth. I’ll definitely want to try another one.

I was finally able to sign up for Play! by Sephora and I am so excited. It’s been a while since I’ve gotten a beauty subscription, mostly due to limited funds, but am I slowly working back up again.

What’s in the box!?

This month’s theme is Get in the Glow, which focuses on finding a natural shimmer and glow to your normally dull complexion. Considering we are starting to transition from winter to spring I really like the theme to this box. I really love the small poster they include in the box that explains what products you got, why they included it, and how to apply it. It’s very easy to read, I don’t have to get my glasses or squint to read it.

I really love the bag that’s included with the box, but I have always had a thing for bags in beauty boxes.

Glamglow Glowstarter Mega Illuminating Moisturizer. This is suppose to help your complexion while giving you skin a bit of shine to take the dullness away. I really like the idea of this and hopes it works well. I’ve never used Glamglow before but I’ve seen them everywhere and I’ve been wanting to try one of their products for a while. Excited I get to finally try one of their products.

Benefit Cosmetics Watt’s up! Cream-to-Powder highlighter I’ve used this before as I got it a long time ago in a Birchbox box. I ended up losing it and I was so sad since I used it almost everytime I wore make up. I love this stuff so the fact that I got another sample of it is great!

Josie Maran Surreal Skin Argan Finishing Balm while it reads that you can use it as a primer or for a ‘finishing touch’ I think I want to use it as a finisher. I’ve never used anything like that before so I am super excited to try it out and see how it works. Apparently it’s a cream that you can tap onto your face with your fingers or a sponge. Kinda weird but I dig it.

Bobbi Brown Long Wear Cream Shadow stick in Golden Pink While pink is in the color name it looks more gold than anything. I didn’t do a swatch of it because I want to try it out and see how it looks at a later time and maybe review it. While I’ve used a couple of Bobbi Brown products before I’ve never used a shadow so I am super interested in it.

Living Proof Full Dry Volume Blast I am constantly having flat hair problems. If I curl my hair it falls flat in about an hour, if I brush my hair it goes limper than a naked man in the arctic, it’s not fair. I am so glad that Sephora included this in their box, the one thing I am worried about however is the that the product is oil-based so I hope it does not turn my hair in a oily mess.

Chloe Fleur de Parfum honestly I am not so happy about this product, but that does not mean I won’t try it out. I tend to have allergy problems to floral scented perfumes and this is supposed to be floral but it also has top notes of Lemon essence so I am hoping it’s not too overbearing

Overall I am happy with this months box. What do you think of the products in Play! by Sephora march box? Have you used any of them?

First impressions:

  • Very Soft
  • Like that it is black
  • Detailed instructions of washing

 

What it says it would do

  • Clean all waterproof make up
  • Will last 1000 washes

 

What It’s made of:

  • Handcrafted polyester

 

Purchasing this on a whim, I never thought that having anything polyester was a good thing, but this has changed my mind. Sometimes I’m just way too tired to get out my make up remover, a cotton swab and scrub the make up off my face and also wash my face afterwards. With the cloth just run it over warm water and it clears away WATERPROOF make up. It’s also washable so it saves me so much money!

 

I really do recommend this cloth to everyone, plus it so soft. Like ridiculously soft. I wish I had a blanket of this cloth! It’s great for sensitive skin too, so long as you are not allergic to polyester you

Lush is known for their amazing all natural bath bombs and masks, but they have loads of products. I never had a Lush back where I live and now I have one right down the street which let me tell you is dangerous to my bank account. With two lush hauls already since living here I have spent quite a bit, it’s not just me either. My husband is finally beginning to understand my fascination.

He is pretty much in love with Kalamazoo face and beard wash, I’m even forbidden to use it since he likes it so much. He purchased the 3.5 oz thinking it would smell to girly and not be powerful enough for his face and beard. I’m glad to say that they proved him wrong.

It took a bit of coaxing but he was able to give me enough information for me to write this review.

He said that he liked the smell, although he could not describe it to me, after my own sniffing I placed it as citrusy, which makes sense considering Pineapple and lime oil are just some of the ingredients. He couldn’t tell me what his skin is, but I think he has combination skin leaning more towards dry, this soap was perfect considering most of the dry patches are completely gone and his face is smoother and clearer so no break outs. I think if you are prone to oily skin you may want to look for something else.

For his beard after prolong use he has noticed a softer feel and it is easier to shave. For a 3.5 oz tub it would last him around 3 to 4 months of about everyday use. It is definitely worth the price and he is going to repurchase once it is out, this time buying the bigger 8.4oz tub.

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