Drugstore Find(s)

Pantene sulfate free shampoo which I’ve tried for the first time today and it was really good. Its creamy but not thick or heavy and rinses out nice. At first it almost seemed like there was some product left but I think that was because the shampoo was for dry, damaged hair and it was exactly what I was looking for! It smells fantastic. In my opinion, every Pantene product has smelled fantastic through the years but this one is definitely something I’d repurchase. This could replace one of my more pricey shampoos or both. I’d give it a 10/10.

Onto the Physician’s Formula rose oil lip polish:

smells like cocoa, mint? and hints of rose

you need a little more than some other brands to get the gritty part onto your lips its not as gritty as the tarte one I was used to using but that wasn’t a bad thing

comes in adorable rose gold screw lid jar with matching rose gold spoon/spatula

lips feel smooth after one use

bought it at Walmart for a lot less than what its listed for: $7.99<–can’t beat it.

This one also on my repurchase list.

 

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Sephora Sale and Other Fun Stuff.

I’d been running around tackling things and actually forgot I didn’t even post on my empties for once. I did really well this time the best probably out of any Sephora sale and bought ONLY what I NEED whether it was a full size product of a sample I loved or something I use daily to remove sunscreen/cleanser.

I believe my total spending was rounded to about $250 or less which is shocking for someone like me who’s all over the place but…that was about what I spent in grand total and only bought the necessities. (pops collar haha)

I’ve also become a die hard lip product person I mean I wore lip gloss/lipsticks from time to time but I’ve kinda made it a duty to wear lip products daily my favorite lip products of the moment are really pretty pinks one being the le crayon levres (precision lip definer) in “rose delicat” and rouge coco gloss #728 both by chanel beautiful pinks. I like using the lipliner/pencil all over and dabbing on some Aquaphor lip repair and running out the door the color is absolutely adorable and perfect for the spring/summer but I plan to wear it all year long. You know you LOVE a product when you use it every chance you get my lip gloss is like a 1/3 empty already.

Empties: April 2019

  • Drunk Elephant umbra tinte
  • Clinique take the day off cleansing balm .5oz(yes I got as many as I could while it was offered as a Sephora point perk and the last jar is officially empty…)
  • Bioderma sensibio H20 500ml
  • Ren Moroccan rose otto body wash 1.7oz
  • Dermalogica precleanse balm full size
  • Lucas Papaw ointment 15g
  • Burt’s bees cleansing oil
  • Oribe repair + restore shampoo 1.7oz
  • Diptyque centifolia candle travel size
  • Byredo burning rose travel size

sampled: Leonor Greyl au miel shampoo, LG crème moelle de bamboo, LG crème regeneratrice, Bumble and bumble. curl butter masque, Christophe Robin cleansing purifying scrub with sea salt,

Review: Pixi beauty rose products

I broke out in two areas only on my left side of my face. Still wondering if it was a food ingredient or the one cream sample I used for 4-5 days…its still a mystery. I looked to see what was gentle, easy to purchase locally, and top quality for not a lot of money…and found out that pixi carries a line of rose products!

My choice out of all the rose products were: the rose cream cleanser($18), rose tonic(small size was $15) and last but not least the rose ceramide cream($24) all three items were incredible. My skin had become so sensitized but I still had to wear sunscreen and it was just awful the past 4 days or so. I was so blown away by how gentle and soothing the products were on my red/itchy skin. I’m not really into clay but there’s clay?kaolin in the cleanser and its still so gentle and easy to wash off the tonic smells like heaven and the ceramide cream was perfect. If I’m not wrong, the ceramide cream has yogurt in it? I highly recommend these 3 products and will probably use them for the next week or two straight until I see a full recovery of my skin. I may never purchase another toner either.

 

Habits I Should Change.

Through the years I had health issues, or my hair changed, I have ended up using up or throwing out product and wasting money. Lucky for me I have friends that go “if its yours I will take it” It wasn’t until a read an article with a dermatologist that I realized I was being wasteful and I should downsize more. I’ve realized that in the end, my skin type as dry as it is when it comes to moisturizers im combination. I use dry skin creams and I’m not getting what I need. The best tinted sunscreen I’ve ever used is between these three: juice beauty stem cellular cc, suntegrity, and drunk elephant’s umbra tinte. I like using both oils and cleansing balms but prefer cleansing balms because of my heavy application/reapplying of sunscreen. If it were an oil, my two favorites and recommendation is definitely tatcha’s cleansing oil or boscia’s makeup breakup. Cleansing balm wise its between the dermalogica pre cleanse balm, Sunday Riley’s blue moon, or the Clinique take the day off cleansing balm. My hair is in such a dry tangly place the only items I used and swear by daily are creamy things like its a 10’s leave ins, the John Masters Organics rose and apricot hair milk or a mixture of its a 10 with Orlando Pita’s split end cream(amazing by the way) if I want to act like I tried harder i’ll dab on some don’t blow it ,ouai wave spray or blow dry it with the shu uemura gold tube cream. I buy other hair products but find myself a dab on some leave in and run out the door kind of person-98% of the time. It wasn’t until someone said that my natural hair was awesome that I quit straightening my hair. That was the end of 2011.

Things I Asked For(Japan)

So here’s what I asked for and actually got(woowoo)

DHC cotton

the huge resealable version of the Koh Gen Do cleasing spa water wipes

Chanel lip glosses(they will wrap your stuff so fancy you wont want to go to no average mall to purchase Chanel gloss. seriously.)

Koh Gen Do moisture foundation

Paul & Joe stuff.

 

Review: WELEDA skin food original ultra-rich cream

Where do I even start with this product. This product is so good for those of us that have thirsty/dry/chapped skin. I bought this many years ago through I’m guessing Birchbox? I bought it on a whim what sold me was the ridiculously cool green metal tube with the white lid and the description. The name was kind of odd at first but I was like its natural I’m in. I forgot how much I loved the item and don’t know if I previously reviewed it so I’m here to review it today!

Why I love this cream?

  • price is generally between $9-15 depending on where you purchase it but I may have seen it somewhere for about $7 something…but that’s rare.
  • Looks like the newer tube is now plastic which I’m completely fine with
  • the thick/richness of this product is fantastic for my dry chapped hands and I do put it on my face too.
  • the scent is very…botanical..im going with that since its not floral in a rose or freesia kinda way–also not citrus-y in any way but just a mixture of plants, and wonderful stuff mixing together. To me not offputting in any way. That is my opinion some people may find it strong.
  • Initially, you’ll see a nice sheen when you apply it then your skin drinks it up and its gone
  • thank goodness for AMAZON selling WELEDA it makes my job so easy!! THANK YOU AMAZON–and the company I bought the cream from!!woo woo!
  • 10/10 BUT I’D GIVE IT A HIGHER SCORE BECAUSE I JUST LOVE THIS STUFF. ALSO FOUND OUT THERE’S A BODY BUTTER?VERSION? MY MIND WAS BLOWN.

Review: Briogeo Scalp Revival charcoal+coconut oil micro-exfolianting shampoo

  • sulfate free, silicone free, and paraben free
  • some of the great ingredients in the product include: coconut oil(ofcourse) castor oil, panthenol, tea tree leaf oil, charcoal powder, peppermint oil, ginger root oil, spearmint leaf oil
  • the grain-bead things in there are not abrasive their gentle but get the job done its not thick like the other two scalp scrubs I own but the tingly feeling brought by the tea tree and 2 mints were incredible
  • smells amazing if you love anything minty
  • the color is dark gray because im guessing the charcoal powder.

would I buy this again? Yup. 10/10 Briogeo products at least the ones I’ve tried have all been amazing and the pricepoint for something so natural and great its a winner. 10/10!

Drugstore Find:Burt’s Bees lavender & honey hand cream with shea butter

This hand cream was something I bought on a whim. I find myself washing my hands so much that its just always chapped so I like to throw in a hand cream or something almost goopy if that makes sense rich heavy like lucas papaw ointment. This hand cream is 99.0% natural which I think is amazing. Smells of lavender, honey and shea for sure. You will smell the subtle honey and shea but mostly the lavender but its not the strong lavender like some brands carry its milder thanks to the honey. Hands are instantly silky after one use. I know this is going to sound bad but its almost as good as this famous tube style hand cream that costs more…don’t get me wrong I like the brand too but this one is a keeper for the price. Like most Burt’s bees products, a winner.

10/10 because the price was like $5 for 1 oz and you use so little each time. Tube will go a long way.

Review: OUAI hair + body shine mist

This mist was by far my favorite item from the OUAI line. I thought I liked the scalp+body scrub? This mist blew me away because its so simple and easy. The mist smells just like rose hair+body oil and the scrub. If you like that scent well then the mist should be something you try. It sprays out nice and I use it for my arms and legs. The scent lingers for hours and here and there you’re like wait that wonderful scent is that…me? As for the shiny part I don’t know if I saw that much shine but it gave my skin a silky feeling and I loved the way my body felt after I sprayed it!

If I were to rate this I’m giving it the full 10/10.