Skincare

Too Cool For School Pumpkin 24K Gold, Coconut, Essentials, and Egg Cream sleeping/sheet masks

By on May 18, 2017
Too Cool For School masks: Pumpkin 24K Gold, Coconut Oil Serum, Coconut Ceramide, Multivitamin Vitamin A, Multivitamin Vitamin E, Egg Cream Firming, Egg Cream Hydration

I have a bunch of Too Cool For School masks that I’ve been using, all in the $4-9 range, and so I wanted to talk about them all in one place. I’m lucky enough to have a Too Cool For School storefront nearby in New York City but the Egg Cream masks are also available at Sephora, while the rest of the others are definitely available from various places online (particularly Amazon). I’ve become a bit of a sheet and sleeping mask nut and really enjoyed trying all of these from a fun brand like Too Cool For School.

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Skincare

OZ Naturals Hyaluronic Acid Serum

By on June 25, 2016
OZ Naturals Hyaluronic Acid Serum ($15.79 for 1 oz.)
OZ Naturals Hyaluronic Acid Serum ($15.79 for 1 oz.)

This is a fun review for me, because I always get excited about nice, affordable, naturally-oriented skincare products. OZ Naturals is a brand that’s new to me, and I’ve had the chance to try out their Hyaluronic Acid Serum, which is formulated to hydrate skin and diminish fine lines.

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Skincare

Innisfree Skin Solution masks x6: mini reviews and top picks

By on July 16, 2015
Innisfree Skin Solution masks ($1.50/ea)
Innisfree Skin Solution masks ($1.50/ea)

Back when I made my first order from Innisfree, I grabbed a buy-5-get-5-free deal on their Skin Solution line of sheet masks. I tried 6 different kinds, which is the majority of what they offer, and tried to pick them out based on skin concern and ingredients. I’ve tried the Pore, Trouble Care, Moisturizing, Hydrating, Whitening and Total Care, and I’ll be touching on each of them and picking out my favorites.

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Skincare

The Yeon Green Botanic Moisture Power sheet masks

By on June 16, 2015
The Yeon Green Botanic Moisture Power sheet masks ($2)
The Yeon Green Botanic Moisture Power sheet masks ($2)

I received these two sheet masks from The Yeon in Flushing, Queens, as free samples when I made a purchase and I was really excited to use them because I love moisturizing masks. I had never heard of The Yeon before wandering into the store while experiencing Flushing for the first time and was thrilled to see they carry a whole bunch of other Asian brands in addition to their own products. These sheet masks are formulated for hydration, lifting and firming, and contain some fun ingredients like broccoli and cabbage leaf extracts.

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Skincare

Innisfree Green Tea Mineral Mist

By on January 18, 2015
Innisfree Green Tea Mineral Mist
Innisfree Green Tea Mineral Mist

When I was in Taiwan in September, I was excited to visit an Innisfree store and experience their products for the first time. Innisfree is a Korean company with an extensive range of beauty products, particularly skincare, and I have to say that once I started exploring I was a little overwhelmed at the selection. I wanted to just purchase a few fun things to try, one of which was the Green Tea Mineral Mist.

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Bath & Body | Skincare

SebaMed skin and body care deals at Costco

By on January 9, 2015
SebaMed Q10 2-pack, with Protection Cream and Eye Cream ($35)
SebaMed Q10 2-pack, with Protection Cream and Lifting Eye Cream ($35)

Now that we’re past the holidays, I’m really trying to not spend money. However, a couple days back I was walking through Costco and I was considering repurchasing the Egyptian Magic moisturizer because I recently ran out of one of my facial creams, but I happened to walk through on a day when SebaMed had set up a table in the store and was offering some deals on their skin and body care products.

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Bath & Body

Alba Botanica Natural Hawaiian Cocktail Body Wash

By on July 6, 2014
Alba Botanica Natural Hawaiian Cocktail Body Wash ($8.95 for 12 fl. oz.)
Alba Botanica Natural Hawaiian Cocktail Body Wash ($8.95 for 12 fl. oz.)

Now that I’ve told you about my thoughts on the Alba Botanica Natural Hawaiian Body Cream, I thought I’d also talk about the other Alba product I’m using at the moment, the Natural Hawaiian Cocktail Body Wash. My body is really prone to dry skin and so I keep an eye out for body washes that don’t include normal sulfates and are meant to be used with dry or sensitive skin, and it appeared that the Creamy Piña Colada formulation would fit the bill.

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Skincare

Simple Hydrating Light Moisturizer

By on April 7, 2014
Simple Hydrating Light Moisturizer (around $10)
Simple Hydrating Light Moisturizer (around $10)

I’ve been really sick for the last week so makeup fell by the wayside, but one product I continued to use everyday was this Simple Hydrating Light Moisturizer. This was something I picked up on clearance earlier this year and I’ve been using it as my day moisturizer. I was curious about this when I saw it marked down because the only other skincare I’ve used from Simple is their makeup removing towelettes (which I like) but I’ve generally heard good things and the brand is so widely available.

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Skincare

The Body Shop Vitamin E Nourishing Night Cream

By on March 26, 2014
The Body Shop Vitamin E Nourishing Night Cream ($20 for 1.7 oz.)
The Body Shop Vitamin E Nourishing Night Cream ($20 for 1.67 oz.)

The Body Shop’s Vitamin E Nourishing Night Cream is pretty much what it sounds like: a simple and nourishing nighttime moisturizer. The Body Shop says this is for all skin types, and the formulation is rich with wheat germ oil, cocoa butter, panthenol, and vitamin E.

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