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Dove go fresh Revitalize Body Wash

Here’s a quick post on my take on the Dove go fresh Revitalize Body Wash. I got this from both the Walmart Spring 2015 Beauty Box and the Walmart Summer 2015 Beauty Box. I’m not really sure why they sent the same thing in both boxes but I didn’t mind.

Dove go fresh Revitalize Body Wash

What I love about this product? It’s a fairly decent body wash from a well-known brand. I like Dove and the products they make so I had relatively above average expectations from this. The scent is supposed to be mandarin and tiare flower but to me it’s just light orange citrus with a little baby powder like scent to me. It’s not overwhelming though and the color of the body wash itself is a pastel orange — it made me think of orange creamsicle. Product description on their website is as follows: “Dove go fresh Revitalize Body Wash is a caring freshness with the vibrant and juicy scent of mandarin & tiare flower that leaves you and your skin feeling refreshed and hydrated. Dove makes your skin softer and smoother after just one shower with NutriumMoisture for more skin natural nourishment. Refreshment that effectively nourishes skin.” I won’t say that the effect is huge on my shower routine but it’s an overall nice body wash.

What I don’t like about this product? Nothing really. It smells pleasant, does the job of a body wash without drying out my skin and is carried in most retailers.

This item is available in various drugstores and mass retailers nationwide.

May Island Donkey Milk Skin Masks

Hey guys! Hope y’all are having a productive Saturday! Today’s agenda for me includes some hiking and good food. It’s always fun to see and spend time with family so it’s been a blast. Today’s post covers my thoughts on May Island Donkey Milk Skin Masks.

May Island Donkey Milk Skin Masks

What I love about this product? I got these 2 from my recent Beauteque May 2015 Beauty Bag. After reading about snail essence in a good amount of Korean beauty products, I wasn’t surprised with the donkey milk angle at all. With that said, I put both to the test on different days and while I’m not sold on it….it’s worth trying it out to see if it’s for you. The suggested directions of use on the mask packet is as follows: “After cleansing and cleaning skin texture, take out a sheet and stick it to the whole face evenly. In 15-20 minutes remove the sheet and pat the remains on the skin to be absorbed. It is OK to apply the remains to the body after use.” I double checked this set of instructions against the one I have from the insert in my Beauteque post back in May and that was actually a little bit clearer as it mentions the steps instead of just jumping to the last step. I used the cleanser (step 1) on my damp face. It’s ever so slightly gritty and it has a lemony smell to me. Then I followed it up with the ampoule (step 2) after cleansing. This one smells like clean soap. I then ripped open the mask part to apply it onto my face (step 3). Speaking of ripping, I find it helpful to use scissors as the product packaging material is quite durable even with markers already made to indicate where to tear on the packet for each step. By step 3, I just carefully used a pair of scissors to free the mask (it gets a little messier as you go on) since I was getting stuff everywhere (leftover drippings from step 2) at this point. The mask itself doesn’t feel flimsy at all like what I’ve seen sometimes from other brands I’ve tried in the past. I had some product left in the step 3 compartment that I just dabbed on after removing the mask, as the directions have suggested. It’s quite wet and slightly sticky but it dried fast for me. I didn’t experience anything noticeable but the packet does say “Tip: It is the most effective way possible to use the produce successively for 4 weeks in due consideration of a skin turnover cycle.” If you have 4 weeks to spare and have access to this, I say it’s worth a shot in trying it. But as for me, I won’t be purchasing more of this.

What I don’t like about this product? Like I already mentioned, it didn’t really do anything for me so I’m not going out of my way to look for this product. There are plenty of masks out there that possibly have a more competitive price point that are more accessible to me.

This item is available on some online retailers.

Zoya Nail Polish Exchange

A nice Zoya promo has started! This is the perfect time to grab those shades you’ve been putting down on your list! No need to wait for Earth Day next year for this promo!

Zoya Nail Polish Exchange

ZOYA NAIL POLISH EXCHANGE
…because healthier is happier!

NOW THRU 9/12/15

Trade in your brands for the smart choice today! Not only was Zoya Nail Polish the pioneer of the BIG3FREE and the BIG5FREE movement, we’re technically 8-Free since our formulas have never included ethyl tosylamide, xylene or parabens. As the trusted brand among professionals and women who want cutting edge color with the safest formula available, we want to give you the opportunity to trade in your unwanted brands for a healthier alternative – especially since many of you are concerned about the current formulas that you are using. Let’s make it the standard that #HealthierIsHappier!

How The Exchange Works…

1. Add a minimum of 6 bottles of polish (no more than 24 bottles) to your cart. Please Note: Naked Manicure & Zoya Treatments are excluded.

2. Apply Code: HAPPY and a 50% credit will be deducted from your exchange order – free shipping included!

3. Complete checkout and you’re all set! If you need further instructions on sending back your unwanted polish click HERE.

The exchange runs on the honor system, which means you are not obligated to send in your unwanted polish – we assume you’re going to do the right thing! If you choose to send back your polishes, please check with your carrier of choice for shipping guidelines and restrictions for nail polish. For full promotion terms & conditions and instructions on how to send in your polish, click HERE.

USE CODE: HAPPY
Offer valid 8/28/15 – 9/12/15 (11:59pm EST)

Curtain Call: Queen Helene Oatmeal ‘n Honey Scrub

Hey guys! Happy Thursday! The product up for review in today’s Curtain Call post is the Queen Helene Oatmeal ‘n Honey Scrub.

At 170 g / 6 oz, $3.99 or so is the retail price for this product. Product packaging is the common facial cleanser or scrub squeeze tube container. This one has a screw on cap instead of a flip top cap. The front text reads “Gently removes the dull surface layers to reveal your healthy complexion”. The back of the tube reads the following:

“A gentle cleansing natural-fiber facial scrub with soothing oatmeal and honey. The extra gentle exfoliating action draws out impurities, unclogs pores and removes dry, dead cells from the surface of your skin. Pure, wholesome honey helps replenish lost moisture and protects your skin from the harsh elements. Your skin will look fresh and healthy and feel soft and smooth. Apply daily or as often as desired. Ideal for use in the shower, too!

DIRECTIONS: Moisten face and neck with warm water. Apply a small amount of facial scrub with wet fingertips and gently massage into skin, avoiding the sensitives areas near your eyes. Rinse well with warm water and pat dry.”

Queen Helene Oatmeal ‘n Honey Scrub

Verdict? I love it! This product is definitely not for everyone as it’s quite scrubby. I personally love scrubby products, even on my face but I know that a lot of people don’t. With that said, I don’t find this to be too abrasive for daily use. I’ve actually used other facial scrubs that are more abrasive than this one. The texture for this is a little bit gritty with dark brown specks in a light brown cream like formula. The scrubbiness can be attributed to walnut shell powder according to the ingredient listing. Now walnut shell powder can be a controversial topic as I know some people classify this is an ingredient that causes damage to the skin and such. But I personally don’t mind it and use products with it. It cleans my face well without drying it and it lathers up quite nicely. I love the scent of this product. I can definitely smell the honey in it and it strikes me as a little chocolate-y. This tube lasted me a very long time as I use this nightly since I keep this by the sink. I wash my face in the morning when I shower so I have a separate facial cleanser there. I will definitely buy this in the future if I need to pick up a facial scrub. I’m trying to finish what I have on hand and trust me when I say I have tons that would last me years (so it will be a while until I grab this).

This product can easily be purchased in various retail and drugstores such as Walmart, Target, ULTA, CVS, and Walgreens. It is also available online at various websites that carry beauty and personal care products.

Jordana Fabuliner Bold Felt-Tip Liquid Eyeliner

Feeling the need to revisit my current makeup stash and put something I’ve had for a while to use, I picked out the Jordana Fabuliner Bold Felt-Tip Liquid Eyeliner.

Jordana Fabuliner Bold Felt-Tip Liquid Eyeliner

This described as:

  • Bold Felt-Tip Point
  • Creates a Variety of Dramatic Winged Looks in One Stroke Application
  • Long-Lasting, All Day Wear
  • Non-Feathering
  • Made In Germany

This has a very fine point at the end, which makes applying a product to my water line a breeze. It’s accurate and the stiff point almost guarantees me in getting the application I want. The formula isn’t as opaque as I thought but that’s easily fixed by just applying another layer over the first one. The color is dark though and it surprisingly fared really well with my eyelids as mine gets oily as the day goes on. If I make a mistake, it’s easily corrected as long as I do it fast. That’s also part of what surprised me in how long-lasting it is as I was worried that it will be easily smudged off as the day goes on. I actually thought it was a waterproof product but it isn’t. I don’t know if this is the same experience everyone else that tried it has though. Mine hasn’t dried out yet as this is one of the other things to watch out for since it’s like a marker. While pictures below show feathering when swatched on my arm, it doesn’t feather on my eye (skin is different there) so it doesn’t look like that at all. This is just to show how pigmented it looks with one quick swipe and when applied slower (so it’s slightly thicker in width).

Jordana Fabuliner Bold Felt-Tip Liquid Eyeliner Swatches (in shade)

Jordana Fabuliner Bold Felt-Tip Liquid Eyeliner Swatches (direct sunlight)

Jordana Fabuliner Bold Felt-Tip Liquid Eyeliner Swatches (with flash)

This retails for $2.99 each. It’s a really decent price for what you get with this type of product. You can get these on their website or at your local Walgreens or KMart.

*Some products in this review may have been provided by the PR company or manufacturer for an honest opinion.*

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