Hands down, I can’t say one negative thing about Sol de Janeiro products. By the time autumn is here, don’t be surprised that my whole bathroom counter/tub is surrounded by their items. I told my male friend I will be slathering myself in shimmery products that smell good. The body scrub is incredible. My arms are so smooth from the scrub and glowmotions-im eyeing the limited edition shade and possibly the one I sampled. Maybe I’ll just buy one but it would be a shame if it got discontinued so maybe both.
Where to start on this brand? The products are made in Portland, Oregon I believe(will check back on that just in case) and as far as I know Portland is like the capital of great organic products and Mad Hippie is amazing. I bought the face cream not suprising it was the last one there. The bottle is adorable its a pump type moisturizer and smells like a dream. To me, it smells like passionfruit or something exotic and yummy its not coconut-y just more fruit like in a good way. The ingredients are fantastic some of the ingredients include argan oil, white tea, vitamin e, peptides. I probably paid $25 or less and there’s an ounce and one full pump was too much product. You gotta be careful with how much you get out because its really moisturizing and you don’t need a whole lot and I have dry skin! No reaction and smooth skin…so…its a winner for me. Glad I gambled on this one.
I might have previously written about the brand but at the time knew of and tried the serum type items/oils and today I’m here to write about 2 of the other items that I tried (and loved)!
*Umbra Tinte physical daily defense protection spf 30
This sunscreen is 20% zinc oxide which is my favorite type of sunscreen but in most cases you get that really pale white film over your face, right? I’ve tried different tinted sunscreens and so far my favorites were the mdsolarsciences one and this one. My best friend says the cotz?brand I believe is another great one. I haven’t tried that one but she loved it. Back to the product..here’s some of the key points to the product.
-ingredients include things like sunflower sprout extract, aloe leaf extract, grape juice extract to name a few
-smells decent it doesn’t have the strong zinc scent I got from previous strong sunscreens
-shade is darker than most tinted sunscreens which I LOVE I can actually just do a one-and done kinda thing I didn’t use concealer so that was a win
-it is heavier and somewhat oily if you have oily skin it might not be for you but for someone dry/sensitive/combo everything–but oily it works.
Now onto the D-Bronzi anti pollution sunshine drops
I really like this stuff. As I noted in my profile, I am a huge bronzer enthusiast I love all forms of it but I do prefer cream-gel type bronzers the best because I can mix them into moisturizers and cc creams. With wonderful ingredients like cocoa extract, platinum peptides it does not irritate my skin. I don’t even need a drop to mix into my cc cream to get the sun kissed look I desire. This one is by far my favorite D. E. item aside from the Framboos(sorry if I spelled that one wrong but its definitely the pink screw lid one and you use that one at night improves acne scars and dark spots)
Generally I do not purchase Sisley products. The reason is simple, its the price range. That being said every sample I’ve tried from them has been excellent. I’ve tried their cream in that pump can’t remember the name its been a while, the eye makeup remover(which was very gentle and lovely)the black rose mask(which I eventually bought)and ofcourse the exfoliating thing(also cant remember name but it was great)One thing’s for sure everything they put out there is of great quality as far as I know-and tried I haven’t tried their makeup line but it looks quite lovely too. This review is pretty much a brand spotlight meets review! I did not really like their black rose cream–it just didn’t work for me but hey you can’t always win-
I’ve been seeing the hair rituel products being brought up not only by beauty editors but by others and I really liked what I read and got my hands on the sample–or samples of it. I have not tried the conditioner but heres what I thought of the shampoo:
– the texture of the shampoo is very creamy easy to lather
-smells light and fresh
-rinses out nice
-has macadamia oil in it which I think is great
-rinses out nice
-price could be cheaper
I rate this one a 8/10 its very gentle and if you have the funds to afford it I say give it a try its nice.
I love nail polish. I love nail polish so much that I would hoard them. I’d generally purchase the YSL ones or the Chanel ones up until late 2012 or so that’s when I started trying the drugstore ones and other brands. Chanel, YSL and Tom Ford polishes got way too out of reach pricewise but I’m willing to pay under 25 for a bottle…but that’s only if its great polish. That’s where Jin Soon comes in. The first shade I ever owned from the brand was a gold top coat like polish called Gala if I’m not wrong. Then I bought mica a crazy shimmery dark charcoal-ish color which was great for autumn but I wore both colors all year long. I loved putting Gala on top of green OPI polishes. Then I found the soubrette shade…it was love at first paint. LOL. It was so unique it was not burgundy it was pearly but dark not quite purple…just perfect. I call it my good luck polish and I wear it a lot. My current favorite that I added to my collection is cantata. The cantata polish is so elegant its perfect for day or night all year round its a pearlescent gray. I’m using this shade for my upcoming dental appointment! I always try to get my hands on epidote but its always sold out! Wishlist!
I’m currently obsessing over just about all products out by R+co haircare. I found out about the product through the sample of the smoothing shampoo and conditioner I got years ago. I took it on vacation to sunny Hawaii and yup, that was the shampoo that kept my hair from getting crazy frizzy. I was like oh man I wished I had more on me.
Now years later, I own the oil, the pre shampoo treatment, the smoothing shampoo+conditioner, the motorcycle gel, and the styling crème I am going to try this weekend. I’m really a recent convert and I love it. they have certain theme for their scents per product too. I believe there must be 3-5 scents in total. Its very unique the package and quality is great. If I had more $$, my haircare would be mostly R+co stuff.
My favorite of all of the products so far is the smoothing set, and the preshampoo treatment(which smells like a vacation in a bottle)