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Review – Clarins Multi-Active Jour

22 Dec

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My November Birchbox gave me a chance to try a lot of new to me products, and I was excited to see something from Clarins.  Clarins Multi-Active Jour retails for $53.00 USD.

From Clarins:

 Helps visibly minimize fine lines and boost radiance. Fights the effects of daytime stress. Encapsulated Teasel extract delivers targeted revitalizing and anti-aging action to where your skin needs it most. Myrothamnus extract visibly smoothes, tones and de-stresses.

My thoughts:

This day cream is heavily perfumed.  It smells like roses/flowers/women’s fragrance.  The fragrance doesn’t linger, but you can definitely smell it as you apply the product.   If you are sensitive the smells, you may have an issue with this.

Overall, I think this is a good day cream.  It works  well as a moisturizer even in winter.  During very long cold spells, you may need something more hydrating.

I can’t say anything about it’s wrinkle removing sensibilities.  This was  a generous sample, but not enough to actually get down to the actual claims of the product.

One thing I really loved about this, it leaves your face completely non-grease.  Even hours later, there are no oilies on my skin.  Is this worth the $53.00 price tag?  Not sure, but it’s a huge deal for me.

Pros

Non greasy

Absorbs easily

Matte finish

Cons

Price, but only slightly.  This is expensive, but it’s a day cream and it will last a long time.  If you have oily skin problems, this may be a nice investment instead of buying oil control products.

Have you tried the  Clarins Multi-Active Jour?

Do you like it?

Thanks for reading~

Anna

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July Ipsy Bag! Sensationally Sunkissed!

17 Jul

I love this month’s bag color.  Helllo hot pink!

So what’s in this magic bag?

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 Elizabeth Mott
Tints & Sass
in the color Cherry

Lip and cheek stain, similar to Benetint

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Clear Clinic Laboratories
Vanished Clear Spot Treatment
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Models Own
Nail Polish in Red Sea

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bareMinerals
5-in-1 BB Advanced
Performance Cream Eyeshadow
Broad Spectrum SPF 15

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Pur~lisse
pur~protect essential daily moisturizer spf 30
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I’m excited to try these.

What did you get?

~Anna

Review – OGX Hydrating Body Lotion Moroccan Argan Oil

14 Jul

OGX Hydrating Body Lotion Moroccan Argan Oil is an affordable drug store cruelty free option.  It says it isn’t tested on animals!

This HUGE bottle was on sale at my local Mariano’s for $5.00.  I couldn’t resist since I was ready to replace my current lotion.

Whopping 13 ounces of perfume lotion for $5!

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So what did I think?

Why I like it

I liked the argan oil ingredient along with the other natural stuff.

It’s not tested on animals!  Yay for cute bunnies not going blind!

It’s huge!  You get a long of product for your dollar.

It’s moisturizing enough for summertime skin.

Why I didn’t like it

It’s very very heavily scented.  It smells like perfume lotion.  Each time I applied it, I thought of the scented skin creams you get with a perfume set around Christmas time.  Think Elizabeth Taylor’s White Diamonds.  You may like this though, I found it overwhelming.

Luckily, the scent doesn’t linger. Which, again…I sort of like when it lingers when I like the scent.

Don’t let that discourage you from trying it, you may totally dig the fragrance.

My skin is very dry normally, goes to a slightly dry in the summer.  This worked for summer, but I don’t think this will work one the temps start to drop.

Also, because I’m not wild about the scent, I don’t reach to reapply.

Will I repurchase?  Not this version.  I may try another formula from the brand before winter starts.  Otherwise, I’m going back to Suave which I LOVE!!!!

Have you tried OGX Hydrating Body Lotion Moroccan Argan Oil?  Do you like it?

~Anna

June Ipsy Bag! Pretty in Paradise

26 Jun

June’s Ipsy bag is super fun!  AND even though I have an irrational hate of pineapples, I do love the pineapple print on the bag itself.  🙂

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Almost every single item in this bag was a huge win for me.  I mean, like L.O.V.E.

NYX butter gloss – love

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Skinn Olive & Enzyme Cleanser – LOVE.  I love the scent of this, I love how it feels on my face.  I love how well it removes everything.
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Nicka K New York Shimmer Eyeliner in Green.  SO MUCH LOVE.  This thing has serious staying power.  I even ran 2 miles in this stuff (disclaimer, I was wearing UD primer) and it stayed put.
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Marc Anthony Dream Waves Beach Spray – LOVE!  I’ve never used a beach spray before and was skeptical.  But I’m wearing it two days in the row now.
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The not so love – Be A Bombshell Lash Out Mascara
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I think be a bombshell is sort of hit and miss with their products, so I wasn’t sure what to expect.  I’m not sure if this stuff was super old or dry, but it did NOTHING for my lashes.  Zip, nada. nothing.
Oh well
I loved everything else.
~A

May Empties Post! Products I’ve used up!

29 May

I didn’t have enough products for April to do a full post, so I waited an extra month to do this update.  Here are the products I’ve used up and quick thoughts about them.

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Shaving cream – a major staple.  It really does make for a better shave.  W both like Skintimate because it is inexpensive.  We blogged about it here.

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Another staple – eye brow pencil! Maybelline Define  A Brow pencil.  Easy to use and decent staying power.  To boost length of wear, top with Ben Nye Final Seal.  You’re welcome!

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I’ve already repurchased this.  L’oreal Shocking Extensions Mascara. Good stuff.

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I liked this, buy it is pricier from Elizabeth Mott.

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My current favorite cleanser right now, Clearasil Refreshing Superfruit Wash.

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On to…dry shampoo!!!!

Like Suave, will purchase again.

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This was okay, I’m not sure I will repurchase again.

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Some samples I’ve used up.

I kind of liked this lotion, I actually really liked the scent. Sort of smelled like pancakes. HAHA But I guess if you’re not down with smelling like food, this isn’t your thing.

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Joan Voss – a pretty spring scent.   I am undecided about this.

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Not my favorite Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab oil.

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I think I forgot to include this in my March Empties which had my huge Korean Stash.

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This smelled great, buy faded in 5 minutes on me.  Sorry Harvey Prince Cherrie Blossom! 😦

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Urban Decay Eye Shadow Primer Potion – another staple in my collection.  I received a sample of a few formulas with my Naked 3.

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Have you lovelies used any of these?  What are your thoughts?

xoxo – A

Ipsy May Glam Bag!

19 May

Here is what I received in my Ipsy Glam Bag.  It has been a good month for Beauty Boxes for me 🙂

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Revlon Colorburst Balm in Elusive

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Derma E Microdermabrasion Scrub (So psyched for this.  Can’t wait to compare the two scrubs from last month and this month.)

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Eva NYC Hair Mask

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Pacifica eye shadow (this may be a color combo that is Ipsy exclusive)

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Hang 10 Sunscreen

What did you get???

~Anna

Birchbox May Beauty Box

14 May

We have been oh so busy with life!  Forgive us!!!!

I was so psyched to receive this Birchie.  I am in love.

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LOQA Lip Lube Pencil.  I won’t lie, I looked at this and cringed.  HARD.  It’s PURPLE.  I dig purple, but on lips?  I was skeptical.  Luckily, this is amazing. I love the purple color for spring!  And it smells minty. Yum.

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I was excited to get this shave cream, but it turned out to be a meh.  It’s not terrible, but it’s really expensive and not worth the $20.00 price tag.  Drugstore shaving cream is amazing, why spend so much more?

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Vitamins!  These are gummie yummies.  Pricier than what you may find at a drug store, but you are also getting two supplements in one – a multi and a Omega3.

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Sunscreen, have not tried this yet!

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Shampoo and Conditioner which I haven’t tied yet either.

What did you get?  Do you love it?

~Anna

Review : juice Beauty Stem Cellular Repair CC Cream

9 Jul

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What it is~

Juice Beauty The Ultimate Color Correcting CC Cream,

12-in-1 Multitasker. Continue reading

New Purchase!!! Stem Cellular Repair CC Cream

12 Jun

I’m excited to jump on the bandwagon of CC and BB creams.  I bought the Stem Cellular Repair CC Cream from Juice Beauty.

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