Lush Cosmetics; Kalamazoo Beard and Face wash review

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.

Indie Beauty; Botanical Lipstick *Cruelty Free*


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I’ve wanted to try more indie brands lately, I do love the well know brands like Urban Decay and Rimmel London, but you kinda do see those plastered all over other blogs. Plus Indie Brands tend to be Cruelty Free which is what I have been trying to be more cautious of.

I decided to try out Skin2Spirit Botanical Lipstick. The lipstick is meant to Moisturizer your lips and is loaded with shea butters and moisturizing oils. I picked the color Cherry Plum because I felt it would go well with my skin tone which brightening my lips. While the packaging is not so great, in fact the top of the lipstick was messed up when I first opened it, and I don’t think I can fully extend the lipstick out without it breaking.

The Lipstick itself is really nice. It goes on very smooth and feels moist on my lips. The lasting power is just okay but I feel it would definitely need a sealer to stay on more than a couple of hours.

All in all I don’t regret the purchase, however I won’t be purchasing another lipstick.

I like Putting Snail Slime on my Face


First Impressions

  • Cute Packaging
  • Kinda Disgusting if you think about it too much

What it’s Suppose to do?

  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-wrinkle
  • Smooth Skin

What’s in it?

  • Snail Secretion
  • Water
  • Anise Extract
  • Peppermint Extract
  • Rosemary Extract
  • Lavender Extract
  • Tea Tree Extract

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So the packaging is sooo cute, however a bit bulky. It doesn’t really fit in with the rest of my stuff but that’s okay because it is pretty cute. Also they give you a large amount and a little goes a very long way for this would last you quite a while.

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I used the cream as a moisturizer and it did really well, my skin was smooth and it did not make me break out. It was absolutely gentle enough for my sensitive skin. It didn’t wow me however, it just seemed like a regular moisturizer. I will say that you can’t beat the price. For $16 for 100ml it’s pretty awesome.

If your looking for a moisturizer that’s cute and colorful this is your cream.

Technology; Triple Bristle Sonic Tooth Brush

So on my quest to better my teeth due to my excessive coffee addiction (The smart thing to do would be to cut down on the coffee, but one step at a time right?) I’ve have decided to try something new. My old tooth brush was nothing fancy, it was not even electric. It was just a simple toothbrush given to me free from my dentist. No frills, no thrills, no excitement. Who needs to get excited about brushing their teeth.

Well I do. So I went out and got something exciting. This rechargeable toothbrush from Triple Bristle is about as exciting as you can get. While a bit intimidating to use as first I was surprised at home way it was to just plop into my mouth and start brushing.

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The three speed settings let you brush at whatever pace you need. The normal setting is for all you folks out there that have normal non-sensitive coffee free teeth, while they have a sensitive setting that I use, cause you know I’m a sensitive individual. Last they have a pulse setting if you like to have things pulsing in your mouth…(that reads wrong I didn’t mean it in that way)

The toothbrush is Rechargeable, so when your done just set it into its base and boom it’s charging. It comes with an extra head too!

While it’s a bit expensive I think it’s worth it, but it’s. On sale right now for almost have the price on amazon so you can purchase it HERE.

#Smilefearlessly with Smile Brilliant*

Hello, My name is Kimberly and I am a coffee Addict. I drink coffee at least twice a day, If I don’t have my coffee then I become a moody monster. Now that’s not even the worse part. In fact drinking that much coffee gives me loads of problems, one of those are my teeth. Since I’ve started drinking so much coffee my teeth have been become stained in a way that I’ve noticed and it affects my self esteem and that affects my smile. Do you know how annoying it is for people to tell you to smile bigger? That I don’t smile showing my teeth? One of the first things I do when I meet someone is look at their teeth and compare them to mine. It’s weird I know, but I can’t help it! Teeth are important.

Well I finally found a solution to my problem. When I was contacted by Smile Brilliant to see if I wanted to try their Teeth whitening system I jumped at the chance to say goodbye yellow teeth and hello to a perfect smile.

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Before I get into my review let me tell you a little about the company. Smile Brilliant was founded by Betty Shah. She created Smile Brilliant because she was tired of those Over-The- Counter products that not only didn’t work but can cost an arm and a leg. The only way to get your teeth whitened (and actually work) was to go to the dentist, but we know how that goes ($500+ for just those whitening trays alone). This wouldn’t be a problem if you were a celebrity but for us ‘average joe/jane’ coffee drinkers how could we afford it? Well since Betty had over 30 years of Dentistry experience she knew exactly how, so with 70% less than dentist and over 99.3% satisfaction rate, she gave us an alternative.

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After ordering my trays It took only 1 day for it to be shipped out and I got it within two days. Which is pretty fast. Opening the kit I was a bit intimidated. The first step of the whitening process is the create my impressions (one for the top of my teeth and one for the bottom) by mixing the Catalyst and Base Paste and putting them in the trays. Even though they do send a extra mixture for the trays just in case there is a mistake I was still worried about screwing it up since I’m such a klutz. I took a deep breath, brushed and flossed my teeth then went about creating my putty.

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Turns out I didn’t have to worry because it was extremely easy to make the impressions and I didn’t even have to use the extra mixtures (Go me!). Just make sure you don’t mix both pastes at the same time, make one impression first then start with the other. Making the impressions were a bit uncomfortable as I had to stuff the tray in my mouth and keep it there for a minute and a half, plus I kept drooling which was a little gross. When removing the impressions don’t wiggle as it can screw it up, for me they came out no problem.

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I let them sit for 5 minutes before rinsing and drying them off. Smile Brilliant sends you a prepaid envelope so you can send the impressions back painlessly. I was able to send them off same day no problem. In total it took about 5 days from when I sent the impressions back to me. I started the teeth whitening process right away. You brush your teeth first without toothpaste and put a small strip of whitening gel in the trays then pop em in your mouth. At first your teeth may be a bit sensitive to the treatment but no worries Smile Brilliant also offers desensitizing gel that you can add on to your whitening kit to help prevent sensitivity after your whitening sessions

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I could see a difference right away. I used the treatment every other day, however you can use it everyday if you wanted to! The photo below is my teeth after only a week of using the Treatment! I am going to continue using them as I have fallen in love with my teeth and refuse to go back to drab coffee teeth again.

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Now as a present for all of you! Smile Bright is hosting a 2 week Giveaway for all of you lovely readings just go HERE and enter to win. Also if your interested in Purchasing the treatment (my recommendation) just use the code Upanelmstree to save some money of the purchase of your very own whitening kit

How have your teeth been looking lately? Are you ready to #SmileFearlessly?

*I was given the Product in exchane for a fair and honest review*


Home Remedies For Teeth Whitening

Pure & Simple Wash off Coconut Mask Treatment*


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First Impressions:

  • Smells Nice
  • Creamy
  • Cooling

What It’s Suppose to do:

  • Softening Skin
  • Hydrate and Plump
  • Penetrate Pores
  • Breaks Down Dead Skin Cells

What’s in it?

  • Coconut Oil
  • Aloe Vera Extract
  • Vitamin E

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*This item was given to me for a fair and honest review*

This comes in 8 packets and each packet is one mask. In my opinion you can totally use each packet at least twice, so it’s really 16 masks if you feel like saving half. Your suppose to use this twice a week to achieve healthier and plumper looking skin. I’ve used this a couple of times and I am so surprised by how it makes my face feel. It’s so smooth and soft. It smells just like coconut (which is one of my favorite smells) and it creamy and slides onto my skin smoothly.

I applied a liberal amount in a circular motion to my skin and sit around for 15 minutes. As a warning try not to touch your face or accidentally brush up against something. This mask does not really harden or dry, it stays pretty moist and can get messy if you are not careful. I found the mask a little hard to wash off since it is so thick and creamy, but surprisingly it’s easy to wash out of my hair.

My face felt incredibly smooth and Hydrated. I followed the mask up with my usual routine of toner, serum and moisterizer.

This is perfect for sensitive skin!

Have you tried any masks recently?

xo,

Kimberly-3

Pardon My Pretty Body Lotion (Cruelty free product!)


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First Impression:

  • Smells good
  • Smell is not too strong
  • Great size

 

What it’s suppose to do?

  • Boost Hydration
  • Improve Skin Texture
  • Improve skin tone

 

What’s in it?

  • Vitamin A & C
  • Artic Vitamins (?)
  • Cranberry Extract
  • Blueberry Extract

 

First of all this brand does not test on animals so if your looking for some Cruelty free products look this brand up!

 

Now onto the review, I love the smell of this lotion. The smell is not overly strong, and does not irritate my allergies, something that fragrance lotions tend to do. It really does have that Out of the Shower smell that reminds me of being clean. I like being clean. I am not sure if it does improve skin texture or skin tone as I don’t really tend to have a problem in that area, however I can attest to the boosting of the hydration.

 

This lotion makes my skin ridiculously soft!  The price is pretty affordable too! Definitely try this out and let me know what you think? Meanwhile I will be looking into Pardon My Pretty’s other products

 

xo,

Kimberly-3

Living Nature All Nature Sensitive Skin Body Wash


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First Impressions:

  • Strong smell
  • Watery
  • Smaller bottle than  I thought

What it’s suppose to do:

  • Soften Dry skin
  • Moisturizer Skin
  • Boost Lethargic Skin

What’s in it?

  • Manuka Honey
  • Kelp
  • Chamomile Extract
  • Ginger Extract

The soap itself is a bit watery so I felt I was unable to control how much came out onto my loofa at first, so I may have wasted more than I should. The soap lathers well and has a strong but pleasant smell. It’s suppose to be Gentle enough for a child 3 years of age to use, Would I recommend this for children? Probably not mostly because I can’t see them liking the smell. It soothes me but a unscented soap would be better for children.

I was surprised at how moisturized I felt. My skin felt clean and usually if the wash isn’t cream-like I don’t get the feeling of being moisturized, so I was pleasantly surprised about that. The only gripe I really have about it is how watery it is and I feel like I am using it quicker than I should be. Other than that I really like it.

 

You can purchase this Body wash HERE

*This product was discounted for a honest review

Xo,

Kimberly-3

Majestic Pure Dead Sea Mud Mask


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First impressions
– No Smell
– Thick

What it’s suppose to do:
– Gently Exfoliate
– Reduce pores
– Tightening and toning
– Detoxifying

What’s in it?
– Dead Sea Mud
– Shea Butter
– Sun flower oil
– Aloe Vera Juice
– Jojoba oil
– Hickory Bark Extract

This stuff is thick, but with mud in the title I should have guessed. However it’s pretty fun to spread on your face. It makes me think of being a kid and playing in the mud and making mud pies. I will not be making mud pies with this, however a healthier face is exactly what I want to play at.

Did this stuff tightening my skin? Yes. Did it reduce pores? Yes. Did it Exfoliate? Yes. Detoxify? To be honest I’m not sure. As much as I feel like this cleansed my skin, it also felt like it may have been to harsh for it. My skin is very sensitive and this seems like it would really help someone with oily skin as opposed my sensitive combination skin.

Xo,

Kimberly-3

Majestic Pure Arabica Coffee Scrub*


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First Impressions:

  • Very Strong Coffee Smell
  • Looks Harsh, However feels surprisingly gentle

What it’s suppose to do?

  • Target Cellulite and Stretch Marks
  • Battle Acne & Eczema
  • Exfoliate

What’s in it?

  • Organic Kona Coffee
  • Dead Sea Salt
  • Almond Oil
  • Olive Oil
  • Shea Butter
  • Arabica Seed Oil
  • Coconut extract
  • Grape Seed Oil

First things first, if you are not a fan of the smell of coffee this is definitely not for you. However, the smell doesn’t really stay after you wash this off your skin (or I’m just used to the smell). This stuff is great, it leaves your skin feeling silky soft and smooth. The Product is not very harsh on my sensitive skin so it doesn’t irritate like some other products I have tried. Is it good for Cellulite and Stretch marks, I’m not sure yet.

 

If you need a good body exfoliate (and are okay with the smell of coffee) then this is definitely for you.

xo,

Kimberly-3