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Review – Derma E Microdermabrasion Scrub

27 Jun

Two months in the row, Ipsy gifted me with amazing microdermabrasion scrubs.

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The Derma E version is the more natural alternative and I think it is super close to the Dr. Brandt.  I would call it a dupe.  Maybe I will do a separate dupe post to compare the two!

Why I love this –

It’s vegan and natural

It won’t be banned by the new Illinois no tiny plastic scrub balls in the drain policy.  What? Oh you didn’t know?  Here.  Your state may be next, find an alternative!

It works!

Feels great on my skin

Makes my skin smooth and lovely.  *almost* as good as the real microdermabrasion

Budget friendly at $32.50

Do you have a favorite at home micordermabrasion sub or scrub?  Share!

~A

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Review – Dr Brandt Microdermabrasion

16 May

I received a sample of the Dr. Brandt Microdermabrasion in my Ipsy in April.  I realized that I never posted my April goodies, SO SORRY!!!

However, I loved this so much I needed to tell you lovelies.

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The sample lasted me a few uses.  I thought this was so phenomenal, I ordered a full size after the first use.

Why I love it –

This says that is mimics a salon/spa microdermabrasion and it really does.  I have never felt anything remotely close to a professional micro before this.  I  was sold, immediately.

If you have never had a professional microdermabrasion, expect to feel like there are a million little rocks/ crystals/diamond flakes scrubbing your face.   It doesn’t sting while you are doing it, but it doesn’t feel good.

Your face will be tender afterwards.  It can be red.  It can sting when you apply another product after, especially if it is anything “anti-aging”.

I use it twice a week like the company suggests, and I am loving the results.

SO MUCH CHEAPER than a salon/spa service.

Go get you some!

~Anna

Review – Glytone salicylic acid toner

3 Mar

Ever since I sampled the Proactiv Fading Pads, I’ve been on a quest to find a comparable product that I didn’t have purchase a whole kit to use.

Here is what I thought about the Proactiv.

I started to look for products that have a 2% salicylic acid component like the Fading Pads.  One of the products I found is the Glytone Toner.  You can get this on Amazon and from med spas.

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Ingredients – 2% Salicylic acid., Acetone, benzalkonium chloride, fragrance (Parfum), isopropyl alcohol, polysorbate 20, Red 40 (CI 16035), Water (Aqua), Yellow 5 (CI 19140).

Like the Proactiv, this is marketed toward the acne treatment customers.

I am interested in the skin renewing properties that come along with salicylic acid use.

What do I think of the Glytone Toner?

I think I wish it didn’t have acetone and rubbing alcohol as the ingredients.  These are both drying agents, and I’m not really sure what else they do.  Oh yeah, they smell.

Do I think this is on par with the Fading Pads?  Not quite.

I guess it is keeping my skin clear and pores small, but I’m not getting the glowing and the “wow” that I got from Proactiv Fading Pads.

This can be drying and can sting a lot with over use.  Start with one application a day and then move to twice if you prefer.

Will I repurchase?

I will probably look for another alternative first.  If there is nothing else, then I may.

~Anna

Review – Dr. Brandt Light Years Away Whitening Renewal Solution

29 Jan

Kassi got me the best Christmas gift – a box full of samples!!! She called it the AnnaBox.  I have a ton and half of stuff to review, so this may take me a few months.

Anyhooooo, first up –  Review – Dr. Brandt Light Years Away Whitening Renewal Solution

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The ingredient list on this thing is crazy long, and I forgot to take a picture of it for you.

What it’s supposed to do –

“effective clarifying solution with pomegranate enzymes”

This effective clarifying solution uses pomegranate enzymes to exfoliate away dead skin cells, revealing a clear, even and brighter complexion.

stimulates cell turn over to allow healthier, newer skin to surface

removes dead skin cells, promoting a more even, uniform complexion

brightens skin tone & promotes smoothness

I used this right after I used the Proactiv Fading Pads, and I must say I was more impressed with how much renewing of skin the Pads did vs Dr. Brand.

Dr. Brandt Light Years Away Whitening Renewal Solution retails for $50.00 for 3.9 fl oz of product.   As you can see from my sample, I used a teeny tiny amount compared to what I would get in a full size bottle.

Would my opinion differ had the sample been more generous?  Maybe.  With the bit of solution I had, I rationed it so I could use it for more one day.

To compare, Proactiv+ Mark Fading Pads gave you 5 pads saturated to the max with the solution.

My review 

Shrinks pores

Works like a hard working toner

Pleasant scent

Did it renew my skin?  No

Would I buy?  Probably not for $50.00 unless I could try a larger sample.

This is made with a “marine complex” and “vitamin C”.  I think that salicylic acid works better on my skin to renew, which is not an ingredient in this product.

You may like this if you are not a fan of acids or anything harsh on your skin, you are not looking for a drastic change, you don’t like stuff that stings your face.

Happy Wednesday~A

Ipsy Glam Bag January 2014!

20 Jan

Woohooo!  First Glam Bag of the year and filled with some exciting things.  PS.  I took these pictures on my floor and I realized I have the world’s most boring carpet color!  ick

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The things I am most excited about – The Proactiv+ Mark Fading Pads.  These are 2% salicylic acid which is so great for treating acne and cell turnover.   I always seem to find it in acne medication, so I was psyched to see this.  Used one of these already and will do a full review.  Sorry, I can’t link to the product because I can’t see it on their website.

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Épicé Purifying Exfoliant retails for $32 for 3.3 oz.  This is the most expensive product in the bag.  I received a 1 oz sample, so about $10.00 worth of product.  I already used this and will review it soon.

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Healthy Sexy Hair Soy Tri-Wheat Leave In Conditioner.  I love hair products.  yay!

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Mica Lip Tinted Balm in Natural.  Pretty color, and it will great on my mom.  So I will be giving it to her.

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Smooth Shadow from Elizabeth Mott in Pearl.  This is a highlighter, eyeliner and waterline liner. I’m excited to use this on my waterline.  Putting flesh colored or white liners in the waterline make your eyes appear bigger.  This is a big deal for me since I wear glasses.

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Protip-Glasses for nearsighted correction make your eyes look smaller.  Waterline lining with light or white pencils counters this illusion.  Make your eyes pop, girl!

Keep your peepers peeled for the full reviews on these goodies.

xoxo ~Anna

December 2013 Empties Post

10 Jan

Here are the goodies I used up in December!

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1) Skintimate Shave Lotion – this is saving my skin from over drying. Yes, repurchased

2) L’Oreal Eye Make-Up Remover.  This burned my eyes.  Won’t be repurchasing.

3) Bath and Body Works Dark Kiss Body Mist. It was okay, but not my fave scent.

4)Wild Ferns Manuka Honey Night Revival Cream.  THIS IS MY HOLY GRAIL.  In love. We reviewed it before here.

5)DermOrganic Conditioner.  This was okay. May or may not repurchase. Right now I am using a Matrix Conditioner that I am really liking…so yeah.  OK, probably won’t repurchase…there just made up my mind.

6)Jonathan Volumizing Conditioner.  This stuff was the devil, will not be purchasing it again.  And because I am weirdly stubborn and OCD, I had to use the entire bottle and hated it.  Obviously, I have problems HA.

7)Glycolix Elite Facial Cream 20 Percent. Another HG product for me.  My Med Spa friend turned me on to this, and I am hooked.  Get it.  You will be 40 and you will look amazing. Duh, of course repurchase.

8)Maybelline Colossal Volume Mascara.  I liked this, for a drugstore mascara.  Cover Girl is one my faves, but this may be a repurchase.  Especially if on sale. I like sales.

9)Smashbox Primer sample .  I’ve bought this before, and I have a sneaking suspicion this breaks me out. It’s never terrible, just a little small blemish here or there.  I don’t buy this anymore, I stick with the Monistat.  What? yeah. here.

10) Luxe Repair Sample from Julep.  Face oil, meh.  Not impressed.

11) Pravana Vivid Red – yes, Staple. I make my own color depositing conditioner. Interested?

12)Look Better Naked from Soap and Glory.  OMG this smelled soooo divine.  Yes, I will be buying this.

~A

 

Pretty Feet for Pretty Girls…and boys

1 Jul

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My email must know I was looking for an acid to use on my feet to make them ridic soft.  So I got this: Baby Foot – Foot Exfoliate Peel.   Continue reading