Friday, January 30, 2015

L'egere Aqua Soothing Essence-In CC Cream - Review

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L'egere Aqua Soothing Essence-In CC Cream, $29.99
Hello, beauties! It's no secret that Korean skincare and makeup has taken the beauty scene completely by storm. Korea has become the place for cutting edge lotions, potions, and cover ups, and with more and more brands breaking into the US market, most women have at least one of these new staples in their stashes. Today, I'm bringing you a look at a popular Korean CC cream and giving you the inside scoop on whether it's hot or not!

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Monday, January 26, 2015

Birchbox | January 2015 - Review

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Birchbox, $10/month
Hello, beauties! It's January, which means the start of a new year for our coveted beauty box subscriptions. It's a new chance for our boxes to wow us with exciting releases, exclusive products, and rediscovered favorites that will have us feeling primped and pampered all year long. This month's theme for Birchbox is Let's Do This, and features items set to get us in gear and start 2015 off right. Let's see if this month's box has us off to the races or backfiring at the starting line!


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Friday, January 23, 2015

LUSH Cosmetics Dream Cream Body Lotion - Review

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LUSH Cosmetics Dream Cream Body Lotion, $26.95
Hello, beauties! Is winter weather doing a number on your skin? Or perhaps you have such sensitive skin that no moisturizer seems to be gentle enough and still get the job done. If dry, itchy skin is getting you down and you're at wit's end, then today's product from LUSH Cosmetics may be just the ticket to getting your irritable outer layer back on track!

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Monday, January 19, 2015

Clearasil Ultra Rapid Action Acne Scrub - Review

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Clearasil Ultra Rapid Action Acne Scrub, $8.99
Hello, beauties! For many of us, hitting our twenties means aging out of the dreaded teenage acne. However, for others of us, our acne only doubles down as we get older. The good news is not all hope is lost! These days there are loads of over the counter treatments to help us keep those pesky spots at bay and our skin clear. Today, we'll be taking a look at a face scrub from Clearasil that claims to have our skin looking better in 12 hours flat!

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Friday, January 16, 2015

LUSH Cosmetics R&B Hair Moisturizer - Review

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LUSH Cosmetics R&B Hair Moisturizer, $22.95
Hello, beauties! Harsh winter weather can wreak havoc on our hair, and with this winter trending towards one of the coldest in recent memory, our tresses could benefit from a little extra TLC. Whether you're fighting the frizzies or adding back some much needed moisture stripped away by the brutal wind, sometimes a hair treatment becomes a necessary expense. Today, we'll be taking a look at one such treatment from LUSH, and seeing whether it's worth its pretty pennies!

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Monday, January 12, 2015

LUSH Cosmetics Shower Gel | The Olive Branch - Review

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LUSH Cosmetics Shower Gel | The Olive Branch, $9.95-$28.95
Hello, beauties! I don't know about y'all, but when winter is as frigid as this one has been, I love nothing more than retreating into the steamy goodness of a hot shower or bath. Nothing warms the bones faster than indulging in a relaxing soak filled with nourishing treats. Today, I'm bringing you a review of one such shower gel that has helped keep away the frost and kept my skin in top form.

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Friday, January 9, 2015

Acure Organics Day Cream - Review

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Acure Organics Day Cream, $18.99
Hello, beauties! When it comes to skincare, finding the right regimen can be a never ending experience. With so many products to choose from, each for varying types of skin, each treating a plethora of different issues, stepping down the skincare aisle can feel downright exhausting. So it's always a lucky find when you come across a product that can pull double duty and pare your routine to the essentials. Today, we'll be looking at a moisturizer that ticks all the right boxes making it a surefire hit on your bathroom counter!

The Acure Organics Day Cream is a lightweight moisturizer chock full of skin renewing goodies like acai berry, argan oil, aloe vera, and vitamin e. It's also vegan and free of harmful chemicals which means it's good for your skin, as well as the earth. But the real stars of this cream are the gotu kola stem cells, which firm and tone the skin, and help protect you from free radicals and other daily elements, and the 1% chlorella growth factor which supports collagen and elastin fibers, a must for knocking back signs of aging. It also has a light, pleasant, citrus scent sure to invigorate the senses every time you apply it.

I received the Acure Organics Day Cream in one of my Birchboxes last year, and from the first trial I knew I'd found something special. I have combination skin, so I need something that will moisturize my dry patches without causing my oilier bits to overact. This cream was lightweight enough to apply all over my face without upsetting my oily areas, but was buildable to fully nourish any dryness. While I do use it during the day, I've found it works best as a night cream for me as my skin tends to over-oil while I sleep. It also sinks right in, and my skin looks more vibrant and awake when wearing this, which is also a tick in the plus column!

If you're looking for a moisturizer that nourishes and renews, and is great for both day and night if you have tricky skin, I'd definitely recommend giving this cream a look. I've seen Acure Organics popping up in Target recently, so it should be fairly easy to find if you don't want to wait for online shipping. I'd call this a win!


Have you tried the Acure Organics Day Cream? What is your go to moisturizer for combination skin?

Stay gorgeous, peaches!

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Monday, January 5, 2015

LUSH Cosmetics Soap | Mangnificent - Review

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LUSH Cosmetics Soap | Mangnificent, $6.95
Hello, beauties! Now that the holidays are well and truly behind us, many of us are starting to look forward to the warmer months. We long for sunny days, fruity drinks, and all the things that make us feel alive and refreshed after too many dreary winter weeks. However, you don't have to wait until summer to work some revitalizing bits into your routine. Today's bath offering will have you energized in no time!

LUSH Cosmetics' Mangnificent soap is a citrusy blend of fresh pureed mango, lemon oil, and sicilian mandarin oil, sure to awaken your mind and body with every wash. One whiff will have you dreaming of cocktails by the pool, gentle summer breezes blowing through your hair. With lemon oil as a natural astringent and fresh mango to tone, you'll have your skin whipped into top warm weather form long before you ever need break out your tanks and tees.

Mangnificent always leaves my skin feeling fresh and squeaky clean. And like most other LUSH products, it's gentle enough for my sensitive outer layer. As this soap isn't very moisturizing, I'd definitely recommend Mangnificent for those with oilier skin, else you'll need to use a good body lotion after your bath. As for the scent, I'm not typically a citrus person, but this soap smells good enough to eat. And the fragrance is neutral enough that even my husband gives this a go when he hops in the shower. It's one of the few products we share!

If you are into citrusy scents, and you love your products to be natural and free of naughty chemicals (this one is vegan), then I'd definitely recommend giving LUSH's Mangnificent soap a go. Tropical paradise, party of you!

Have you tried LUSH's Mangnificent soap? What are your favorite energizing bathtime products?

Stay gorgeous, peaches!

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