All posts tagged: moisturizer

Sample Stash Sunday No. 1

I’ve been doing Sample Stash Sundays for a few years on this blog, and the feature comes and goes, and actually focuses on specific samples at a time. Well, in an effort to destash my samples and keep them from wasting away, I made a dedicated attempt at using them up. But, I’m going to be posting the little reviews in groups. So, we’re going to start back at “No. 1.” Because I said so. Here’s a look at my first batch of samples, some of which were tried from late last year. Burt’s Bees Intense Hydration Treatment Mask* This was honestly a great moisturizing mask, but I am just really averse to creams you wipe away from your face. I just don’t like that sensation. This was very effective in moisturizing my face, though, especially taking care of the dry patches around my mouth area, which regular moisturizers tend to leave dry. Recommend if you don’t mind wiping off product from your face. GLAMGLOW POWERMUD™ Dualcleanse Treatment Mask This stung the shit out of …

Kracie Natululu Natural Skin Conditioner*

I received these awesome “skin conditioners” a few days ago from Kracie* in the Rice Extract and Yuzu (Citrus) Extract variants. I don’t usually get too excited about body products, and I left these alone for a while until I saw them again on Liz’s Instagram. This moisture-rich skin conditioner/lotion comes in the form of a watery liquid that hydrates the skin without the greasy feeling. It’s also got a plant-based Ceramide Mixture that nourishes the skin. At first, the thought of the texture put me off—I thought it was going to be similar to body oil—but this is straight up liquid that gets absorbed into the skin fairly quickly. Which makes me love it because it’s hard to wait for lotion to dry before going out in this heat. Really pretty much the best summer companion! The Kracie Natululu Skin Conditioners* are allergy-tested, fragrance-free, less acidic, coloring-free, mineral oil-free. What’s awesome about it, too, is that it can be used for the face. I usually use a face oil, but if I want something …

March Favorites: 2015

A quick post to highlight some of my favorites this month! As you might have probably noticed, I had a “beauty slump” in the past few weeks. I’m getting back into it now, but I was pretty into having a routine this month. I’ve got a few makeup bits here, but most of it is some type of skin and body care.

Post-Sunburn: Face Stuff

I don’t go to the beach that often so when I have a sunburn crisis, I kind of don’t really know what to do about my makeup. Since getting several shades darker, here are some of my favorite items to use—figured out after a few sessions of trial and error. Skin Care Sunbunrt skin tends to be dry and flaky. The day I got back, I had to go to a dinner, and I made the mistake of applying foundation on my dried up dry skin and by the end of the night, the situation was so not pretty. Even though the base I used was a liquid foundation with a dewy finish, it still wasn’t enough for my parched skin. My moisturizers of choice are Indie Lee Squalane Oil in the morning and One Love Organics Skin Savior Beauty Balm at night. Sun Protection I like to load up on the SPF, despite the burnt wreckage that is my face, so I don’t go lower than SPF 30. The ones in my current rotation …

One Month Later: Glossier

Introduction Hey all! Here’s the in-depth Glossier Phase 1 Set review I promised about a month ago, when I posted this unboxing and first impressions post. The Phase 1 Set ($80) comes with four products, with a concentration on perfecting your base. All the products are available individually.

Unboxing & First Impressions: Glossier Phase 1 Set

OK, so I think it’s kind of obvious that I’m a sucker for great visuals and aesthetics. I am a total slave to “things that look nice,” and so I was suckered into getting the Glossier Phase 1 Set, despite not really needing anything from the set. If you are not familiar with Glossier, it’s the off-shoot beauty brand of beauty blog Into the Gloss, which I used to read very regularly. Sidenote, but I find their content a little “off” and different these days. Anyway. Launched just a couple of months ago, Glossier’s Phase 1 Set is comprised of 4 products: a face mist, a priming moisturizer, a tinted base, and an all-around salve. Despite my disappointment at the fact that “Glossier” is pronounced “glossy-yay,” I went with it, because… well, why not? I’d seen many glowing (and not-so-glowing) reviews and—STICKERS! It looked so sleek and so much fun at the same time. A gif, because half the fun of this experience was the actual unboxing! Though the items can be purchased individually, I …

Quickie: Physiogel Hypoallergenic Intensive Cream*

Here’s a quick review on the Physiogel Hypoallergenic Intensive Cream* which I got from a BDJ Box (May, I think!). I mistakenly thought this was a facial moisturizer, but it turns out, it’s a moisturizer for all over, for sensitive skin! I’ve used this for about seven days straight, once in the morning and once at night, and I still have about half the tube full. I think that’s a bit too fast to go through a product, but considering it’s a body product, maybe that’s to be expected. In any case, the cream itself is very thick and a bit hard to blend out. It makes you use more product to cover more surface area. The cream itself doesn’t really sink in and I leave greasy marks (eee) on some surfaces like my cousin’s leather-ish dining chair. Le sigh. As for effectivity, though, I would say it was decent at moisturizing, though it left a sort of sheen (grease!) on my skin, most notably my legs. It’s not a miracle product, but if you …