Sunday, January 12, 2014

Things I Have Purchased For Winter Ravaged Skin/Hair/Everything

 Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask- $24
This overnight mask is best for dehydrated dry skin

Mario Badescu Strawberry Face Scrub- $15
This scrub is good for all skin types.  It is made with real strawberry seeds that gently buff away flaky dead skin while AHA's unclog pores. Feels luxurious on the face!

This hasn't arrived yet and is probably my most eagerly awaited product to get my hands on!
This is a homeopathic ointment made for skin irritations such as cracked/dry skin, dry lips, and it can be used many different ways even as a makeup primer.

Macadamia Natural Healing Oil- $39.95 for 4.2oz
(but I paid $20 on Amazon..I am too cheap)
This provides intense nourishment for tangle and frizz free hair.  Makes hair smooth, shiny, and manageable.  Reduces drying time 40-50% (or is claimed to)

WEN Fig Cleansing Conditioner- $60 for 32oz
Originally I thought that this was a 2 in one product (shampoo and conditioner) but according to the company it is a 5 in 1.  This Fig cleansing conditioner is ideal for anyone with thick, coarse, curly/wavy hair. Or hair that is extremely dry/damaged. I haven't tried this yet as I am still working on a limited edition bottle of Wen we had laying around but I am obsessed with Wen as of right now!  You pop this on at the beginning of your shower and let it sit in your hair until the very end.  It feels so nourishing and moisturizing, I have noticed a drastic improvement in my usual static prone hair.  My brush glides through it so easily, there are never any tangles in my hair now.  It is so much more easy and convenient to use this one step versus shampooing, conditioning, putting in leave in treatments, etc.  It is a time saver as well as a life saver at the moment!

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Review: Lush Angels On Bare Skin

This is a facial cleanser as well as a scrub that is gentle enough for daily use.  The Kaolin clay base cleans while ground almonds exfoliate the dead skin away.  Rose and lavender are also added to balance and soothe combo skin, according to the Lush website. You pinch off a piece of this clay like ball, put it in the palm of your hands and add water.  It makes a milk like substance you then rub all over your face.  

It is definitely one of the most unusual things I have ever put on my face.  When I first opened the jar, the earthy smell came out and smacked me right in the face.  When taking a piece of it out to cleanse, I often feel like a 5 year old in art class playing with clay.  Oddly enough I really don't mind any of that! I enjoyed using it and I loved that it smelled/looked/felt all natural and good for my skin.  I have to admit I don't like what happens after i cleanse/scrub my skin with this though.  It almost leaves a greasy grimy feeling to the skin, I often had to follow it with my Mario Badescu toner or face wash just to get my face feeling clean.  I don't think that should happen with a "cleanser" or a facial scrub even.  It didn't do anything wonderful to my skin either, I couldn't tell a difference when I used it from when I didn't.  So this was kind of a flop for me, and I had such high hopes for it as I have heard rave reviews!  I was so eager to get my hands on it I think I paid $30ish for the smallest amount sold (which usually would be $13) because they were sold out on the actual Lush website for days.  It is a let down because I doubt I will finish this jar, not on my face anyway.  I might start using it as a body scrub just to use it up.