Saturday, April 18, 2015

Burt's Bees Natural Acne Solutions

I was running low on the Burt's Bees Spot Treatment Cream so when I went home for spring break, I picked up some more from my local Target. I've probably gone through over three tubes of this stuff! It's gentle on my skin but still useful for targeting pimples and acne.

On the same shelf for the spot treatment was another product from their line, a liquid version of their spot treatment. I picked it up as well just to try out. Let me just say that this BURNS when you put it on your skin. It does make a difference though in reducing acne so I've continued using it.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes Inner Rim Liner

This liner is almost like a repurchase because I previously used a similar product from Tarte. It to be version 2.0 and is greatly improved from the one I used to use, improving in both application and durability.

I use the liner on the inner corners of my eye and from the inner corner of my eye to the middle of my bottom water line. It surprisingly lasts the entire day and really makes my eyes look brighter and more awake. I love that it's a twist up liner that doesn't require sharpening because sharpening eyeliner is one of my pet peeves. I actually only exclusively use twist up eyeliners. Anyways, if you're looking for a way to brighten up your eyes, I recommend this inner rim liner!

Sunday, April 12, 2015

L'occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream

L'occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream

I have the biggest love hate relationship with this hand cream. I received this cute little sample in my Sephora order when they had a promotion for a nail sample kit. Also included in the sample kit were various nail polish removers, cuticle oil and cuticle remover, which for the most part, I also liked.

I love everything about this product besides the smell. The formula is amazing. It's super moisturizing without being greasy, which is amazing. I just can't get over the smell. It smells like a mix of baby powder and old perfume. I absolutely hate it every time I use it. I would definitely repurchase this as my go to hand cream to throw in my purse but I HATE THE SMELL SO MUCH. I'm going to try the other scents they have and pray I like them more than this one. If not, Aesop hand lotion it is.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Repurchased: Ole Henriksen Truth Serum Collagen Booster

I know I previously wrote about this in my Sample Empties post but I wanted to do a full post about this product! First off, I love the smell - it's slightly citrusy but not too strong. I got it for 100 points using my Sephora Beauty Insider rewards points, which was definitely worth it considering 0.25 ounces is $12 worth of product.

After using the serum, I noticed that my dark spots from acne scars were fading quicker than usual. I used to put it on after my lotion but to get full potency, I put it on right after I wash my face and put on lotion afterwards. This little deluxe sample will last me quite a while, at least two or three months so even though the full price is $48, it'll last forever. If you're just starting to get into serums like me, I recommend this one!

Monday, April 6, 2015

Repurchased: Yu-Be Moisturizing Skin Cream

I originally received the Yu-Be skin cream in a sample bag from Sephora. I'm so glad I did because I finally found an over the counter cream that helps my eczema! A little bit of backstory - I used to use a topical steroid on my face for over five years until I learned how bad it was for you last December. That was the beginning of the three months I endured known as steroid withdrawal. (If you are really curious, you can Google's terrible). My skin was red and peeling all over the place. The eczema that I had as a kid came back. Because I couldn't use the steroid cream anymore I was suffering and only using Cetaphil, which wasn't doing anything.

Once I tried the sample of this, I immediately ordered the full sized version. I got the smaller size, which was $16, because I wasn't sure how long I would need this product for. Just a word of warning, this does have a strong camphor smell but it goes away quickly. I'm actually already halfway done with the tube and my eczema is almost gone. 

Friday, April 3, 2015

Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist

I'm not going to lie, I always thought that face mists were a waste of money. Honestly I still don't understand why the Evian face spray is $'s literally just water in a spray bottle. When I was doing research about face mists, however, I read about how face mists are good at making your skin look dewy and setting your makeup so when this face mist was available as a deluxe sample on Sephora, I picked it up.

The packaging of this face mist is way better than what you see in pictures. The bottle is made of glass and has a nice weight to it and the spray gives you a dispersed thin mist. I LOVE the smell of this mist, no seriously, it's like perfume for your face. Using it actually does make my skin look more dewy even with powder on. I use it after I finish putting on my bareMinerals powder foundation to prevent it from looking powdery or cakey and to set my makeup. I'm glad I got this as a sample because I really like it but the $35 price tag for the full product is killing me. Definitely adding this to my wish list!!!