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Curtain Call: Victoria’s Secret PINK Sugar Scrub

Today’s post is on another product that has bit the dust in my bathroom. This Curtain Call segment is on Victoria’s Secret Victoria’s Secret PINK Sugar Scrub.

At 250 ml / 8.4 fl oz, this is sold under their PINK brand. The scent for this is Cucumber & Water Lily. I got this because I had some coupons to burn and there was a sale on these scrubs. It comes in a tube packaging with a flip top lid. The back of the tube shows the following:

GET FRESH SUGAR SCRUB

Two things that should always be fresh and smooth: your dance moves and your skin. For the latter, we’ve got our Cucumber and Water Lily body scrub. It uses natural sugar crystals to slough away rough, dry patches. It’s also infused with ingredients like soothing Cucumber and Water Lily, plus it’s got a crisp, cool scent. Rub on all over and rinse off to reveal smooth, fresh skin from tip to toes.

Dermatologist tested.
Free of Parabens, Sulfites, Petrolatum, Mineral Oil and Paraffin.

Made with Peace, Love and Happiness.

Victoria’s Secret PINK Sugar Scrub

Verdict? The sugar scrub is on the thick side, which is a very nice change for most sugar scrubs I’ve encountered. Most I’ve tried are quite liquidy and on the thin side that I don’t get to scrub as much as I would like because there’s not much sugar content to massage with. The scent is very nice and on the fresh and crisp side — not fruity at all to me and maybe slightly floral. The sugar crystals provide the nice scrubby power I enjoy in the shower. Because of the consistency, I actually screw the lid off instead of using the flip top as the product doesn’t go through the flip top hole easy. I personally think it’s too small for the glob-like formula so I find myself struggling to get more product out even when I squeezed really hard. Take note that I do find this sugar scrub to be more effective as a scrub, so it might be a little bit too scrubby for those that have sensitive skin. I don’t think they offer this particular product anymore but you can check what other sugar scrubs they offer here on their website.


Vasanti Brighten Up! Exfoliating Cleanser

The first item out of my ipsy July 2015 Glam Bag that I tried is the Vasanti Brighten Up! Exfoliating Cleanser.

Vasanti Brighten Up! Exfoliating Cleanser

What I love about this product? First, it has a good scent that’s not overpowering. I would describe it as a clean scent. But holy cow! The scrubbiness of this is just like some microdermabrasion products I’ve tried. I guess I didn’t expect that because it’s called a cleanser instead of a microdermabrasion product or a facial scrub. This is almost if not just as abrasive as the derma e Microdermabrasion Scrub that I tried from an earlier ipsy bag. It works really well as a microdermabrasion product. It left my skin very soft and smooth. I’d definitely suggest sticking to their usage suggestion of 3-5 times a week or even less depending on how sensitive your skin is.

What I don’t like about this product? The price. $10 gets you 20 g. It comes out to be slightly cheaper than the other one I’ve tried that it’s quite comparable to but it’s still pricey for me.

This item is available on their online store here as well as at various retailers found on their page here.


Target Honor Roll 2015 Beauty Box

While I I loved most of the items from the Target Head Of The Class 2015 Beauty Box, I couldn’t resist getting this one as well. Here’s the Target Honor Roll 2015 Beauty Box.

Target Honor Roll 2015 Beauty Box

Everything came in a black reusable sturdy cardboard box. For $5, again, you really can’t go wrong. I almost didn’t get it (just like the Head Of The Class beauty box released at the same time) and I’m glad that I did.

John Frieda Luxurious Volume 7 Day Volume In-Shower Treatment

CoverGirl Outlast All-Day Primer

NYX Butter Gloss

The Bathery Delicate Bath Sponge

Olay Fresh Outlast® Cooling White Strawberry & Mint Body Wash

Goody Ouchless Elastics

Burt’s Bees Facial Cleansing Towelettes

I gave the elastics from the other box away so I’m keeping this one of myself. The item I am most excited to try is the John Frieda Luxurious Volume 7 Day Volume In-Shower Treatment. The first item I opened and used is the NYX Butter Gloss. The shade I got is Strawberry Parfait. I’ve been using a bath mitt for a while now so a bath pouf (they call it sponge but I call those things poufs) would be nice for a change. I actually think I’ll be using every single thing in this box. All in all, I like this beauty box better and as usual it does come with a $3 off $15 coupon on beauty items to use at Target.


Curtain Call: derma e Microdermabrasion Scrub

Here’s another edition of Curtain Call. Today’s post is on the derma e Microdermabrasion Scrub. I got this item out of my ipsy May 2014 Glam Bag last year but have used it all up recently.

derma e Microdermabrasion Scrub

What I love about this product? First, it has a clean scent. The formula consists of very fine particles for scrubbiness that are white in color. It’s very, very scrubby. It’s fine for me but I think those with sensitive skin will not be able to use it (or if they do, very sparingly and rarely). It works really, really well for an at-home microdermabrasion. My skin is unbelievably soft and smooth. I have used it as much as every 2-3 days but it works even if you use it every week or few weeks or so.

What I don’t like about this product? The price. $32.50 gets you 2 oz / 56 g. That’s kinda steep for that I think but it does work so if you have the money and are willing to spend on it then go ahead.

This item is available on their online store here as well as at various online and local retailers found on their store locator here.


ipsy July 2015 Glam Bag

Hey guys! The month is almost over and this month’s ipsy was so-so that I almost didn’t want to blog about it. It’s not the worst bag I’ve ever got from them but none of the items excite me as much as it used to. At least I think this month’s bag is better than last month’s. The print is colorful and very unlike last month’s black bag with a weird texture. Here’s what I got in my ipsy July 2015 Glam Bag.

ipsy July 2015 Glam Bag

First item that caught my eye is the Octavio Molina Hair La Playa Salt Spray. I can’t wait to play around with this more as there are times that I need more oomph. Next item is the Be A Bombshell Lip Balm. The shade I got is French Kiss, which is a light pink. I’m trying to trim down my lip products so I’ll probably pass this on to my nieces. Next up is Vasanti Brighten Up! Exfoliating Cleanser. I’m eager to try this out but I’m finishing something up at the moment so it will have to wait. Then we have OFRA Bliss Eyeshadow. I wasn’t eager to try this product out for 2 main reasons: the packaging and it’s another eye shadow. I am trying to use up what I currently own in terms of lots of kinds of products and eye shadow is one of them. Now the packaging doesn’t make it easy to pass this on in terms of presentation so I may just try it out. Last item is the Tarte Deluxe Amazonian Clay Waterproof Bronzer. I already own this from a mini set last year. This shade is called park ave princess. I may gift this to someone else since I don’t think I’ll hit the pan on the one I already have anytime soon.

Octavio Molina Hair La Playa Salt Spray

Be A Bombshell Lip Balm

OFRA Bliss Eyeshadow

Vasanti Brighten Up! Exfoliating Cleanser

Tarte Deluxe Amazonian Clay Waterproof Bronzer

Overall, some items are better than last month. I hope next month’s is much better though because I’m honestly thinking about canceling this. I think I already have too much stuff around to use up.