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The Honest Co. Honest Sunscreen Lotion and Organic Healing Balm

The Honest Co. Organic

The Honest Co. Organic Honest Sunscreen Lotion ($13.95) and Organic Healing Balm ($12.95)

The Honest Co. first caught my attention while browsing through Target, where I remember seeing a big display dedicated to the brand’s many products, including baby, bath, body, home, and more. It wasn’t until I saw their a couple of products pop up at Costco that I first purchased, and I’ve since been trying out their Honest Sunscreen Lotion with SPF 30 and multipurpose Organic Healing Balm.

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May 21, 2015 Bath & Body, Hands & Nails , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Melaleuca Sei Bella Luxury Serum Concentrate and Luxury Creme Concentrate

Melaleuca Sei Bella Luxury Serum Concentrate and Luxury Creme Concentrate

Melaleuca Sei Bella Luxury Serum Concentrate and Luxury Creme Concentrate

My previous review covered three products from Melaleuca’s Skin Care Solutions line, and today I have two of their Luxury products to share, the Luxury Serum Concentrate and the Luxury Creme Concentrate. Between these products and the Solutions essentials, I’ve really been very impressed by Melaleuca’s skincare offerings, which I had never tried before receiving them as a gift this past Christmas.

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May 16, 2015 Skincare , , , , , , ,

Melaleuca Sei Bella skincare: Refining Facial Cleanser, Clarifying Toner, and Daytime Delivery Lotion

Sei Bella Refining Facial Cleanser, Clarifying Facial Toner, and Daytime Delivery Lotion by Melaleuca

Sei Bella Refining Facial Cleanser, Clarifying Facial Toner, and Daytime Delivery Lotion by Melaleuca

Melaleuca is a company whose products I haven’t really mentioned on the blog before. I’m not a current member, but I’m also not a stranger – I was a member years ago, and my mother has been involved for what’s probably going on 10 years now. I received a handful of their skincare products as a Christmas gift, and I was excited give them a try for the first time. In this post, I’ll be chatting about three of their ‘necessities‘ that are targeted for normal-to-oily skin: the Refining Facial Cleanser, Clarifying Facial Toner, and Daytime Delivery Lotion with SPF 15.

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May 14, 2015 Skincare , , , , , , , , , , ,

KIKO Milano Unforgettable Mascara

KIKO Milano Unforgettable Mascara

KIKO Milano Unforgettable Mascara

This is the second mascara I’ve tried from Kiko, purchased in while in Europe along with the Ultra Tech mascara. This one appealed to me because the curved, fluffy wand reminded me a little of Maybelline’s The Falsies, which is a fantastic mascara. Kiko makes some really affordable products and offer an astonishing variety of mascaras, and Unforgettable is a lightweight curling formula in a fancy-feeling brushed metal tube.

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May 7, 2015 Makeup , , , , ,

A petit pot of Laura Mercier translucent loose setting powder

Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder, travel size ($22.50 for 0.33 oz.)

Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder, travel size ($22.50 for 0.33 oz.)

When I was waiting in a long line to buy the Sephora Collection Teint Infusion foundation (I had been meaning to since finishing my sample, and I swear I went in just to purchase the one product), I found myself with plenty of time to browse the impulse purchases they line up right by the register. I saw something which I’d never spotted before: a travel size of the Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder, which comes with a little puff and is priced at $22.50.

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May 6, 2015 Makeup , ,

A big, beautiful box of Innisfree skincare and makeup

A big box of Innisfree

Innisfree beauty products delivered straight from Korea

I’ve just received my first online order with Innisfree in the mail and I’m so excited to dive in. Innisfree is a Korean brand that I first experienced when I was in Taiwan, and soon after purchasing a few small items in-store I began working on an online wish list. Once I’d gotten to a point where I was in need of a skincare product or two, I decided it was time to jump online and add some items to my cart. I ended up purchasing a wide range of skincare bits as well as a few makeup items.

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May 3, 2015 Makeup, Skincare , , , , , , , , ,

Monthly Empties: April 2015

Products used up during the month of April

Products used up during the month of April

Throughout April, I used up a lot of skincare products that had been lingering around in my collection for a while, and there are a few additional items that aren’t pictured above. Highlights this month include the Pixi Glow Tonic, Clarins Shaping Facial Lift serum, a Nature Republic Ampoule, and a couple of treatments from Andalou Naturals.

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May 1, 2015 Bath & Body, Hair Care, Skincare , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Andalou Naturals BioActive 8 Berry Fruit Enzyme Mask

Andalou Naturals BioActive 8 Berry Fruit Enzyme Mask ($14.95 for 1.7 fl. oz.)

Andalou Naturals BioActive 8 Berry Fruit Enzyme Mask ($14.95 for 1.7 fl. oz.)

Not too long after I started using Andalou Naturals’ Kombucha Enzyme Exfoliating Peel, I also decided to try their BioActive 8 Berry Fruit Enzyme Mask, which is under the brand’s Age Defying line for dry and sensitive skin. I love using different kinds of exfoliating treatments and also tend to enjoy Andalou’s products, plus I like things that target the signs of aging, so this enzyme and antioxidant-rich mask sounded like a winner.

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April 29, 2015 Skincare , , , , , , , ,

Bare Minerals READY 8.0 Power Neutrals eyeshadow palette

Bare Minerals READY 8.0 Power Neutrals eyeshadow palette ($40)

Bare Minerals READY 8.0 Power Neutrals eyeshadow palette ($40)

Do you like a good neutrals palette? The truth is, it’s hard for me to get excited about these kinds of things, I’m just more drawn to colors. The Power Neutrals palette from Bare Minerals is one I had on my wish list a long while back, and then I took it off, and then I ended up receiving it as a gift. I know that Bare Minerals’ Ready pressed eyeshadow formula is highly regarded, and so I was excited to be able to try the palette out despite being on the fence about whether to purchase it or not.

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April 24, 2015 Makeup , , , , ,

Etude House Precious Mineral Bright Fit BB Cream SPF 30

Etude House Bright Fit BB Cream

Etude House Precious Mineral Bright Fit BB Cream SPF 30

I bought the Bright Fit BB Cream from one of the many Etude House stores I encountered while in Asia, and I’ve been reaching for it a lot lately. It’s the first real Korean BB cream that I’ve tried, and I can definitely understand why folks who are used to this kind of BB cream get frustrated with American versions. This one offers skin some moisture, solid medium coverage, a healthy and luminous finish, and an SPF of 30.

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April 22, 2015 Makeup, Skincare , , , , ,