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Curtain Call: SABON Shower Oil

Hey there! Today’s post is another edition of Curtain Call. I got this product from an Amazon Luxury Box last year. Here’s what I think of SABON Shower Oil.

SABON Shower Oil

Stated from their website:

    Sabon’s shower oil is a gentle and moisturizing daily body cleanser. The shower oil is based on natural oils derived from Olives, Avocado, Jojoba and Wheat Germ all rich in essential Omega-3 as well as vitamin A & D. SLS & PARABEN MINERAL FREE.

What I love about this product? The packaging is simple and nice. The product is transparent and clear with the consistency of most regular shower gels. I’m not quite sure why they are marketing it as a shower oil, as I’ve used many in the past and this is NOT a shower oil. Maybe it just sounds more luxurious. The scent I got this in is called Delicate Jasmine. While it does smell like jasmine, I wouldn’t say this scent is an accurate representation of the lovely flower as you would encounter in nature. There is an artificial tone to it. But it does the job in cleaning well during shower as a shower gel.

What I don’t like about this product? Probably the price. For $23, you get 500 ml worth of product to stay fragrant and squeaky clean.

More information on this item and other products the brand carries is available on their website here.

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Curtain Call: L’Oréal REVITALIFT Triple Power Deep Acting Moisturizer

Today’s Curtain Call post is on a product that I got from Influenster a few months ago. Here’s what I think of L’Oréal REVITALIFT Triple Power Deep Acting Moisturizer.

L’Oréal REVITALIFT Triple Power Deep Acting Moisturizer

The box it comes in states the following about the product:

    DEEP-ACTING MOISTURIZER
    1. REPAIR WRINKLES
    2. RE-FIRM
    3. REDENSIFY
    PRO-XYLANE + HYALURONIC ACID

And on the back:

1. REPAIR WRINKLES
Revitalift Triple Power with Hyaluronic Acid rapidly penetrates skin to help fight each wrinkle.
2. RE-FIRM SKIN
Revitalift Triple Power with Concentrated Pro-Xylane firms and tightens skin.
3. REDENSIFY SKIN
Revitalift Triple Power with Concentrated Pro-Xylane re-volumizes to strengthen skin.

What I love about this product? The packaging is very nice and sturdy although I do worry about it being made of glass. I did drop it once accidentally onto my bathroom tile floor and ut didn’t break. I considered that dumb luck really. I can see some people finding the scent to be on the strong side. I personally didn’t mind the scent and it dissipates after a while. The scent makes me think of soap for the most part. I find it pleasant. The formula of the product is a little bit thicker than most moisturizers I’ve used. Some consider it a face cream and I can see that. To me, it’s something in between a facial moisturizer and face cream. The product goes on nicely and is absorbed really well into my skin. I don’t find it to be greasy at all, which is a big thing for me in my facial care regimen. It definitely keeps my face well moisturized throughout the entire day and every night. It’s perfect to use after I use my PMD, as that requires intense moisturizing after use. Other than that, I can’t really say anything about their claims of repairing wrinkles, re-firming and “redensifying” skin. My skin does feel soft with use. This entire tub lasted me for about 4 months.

What I don’t like about this product? I tested this product for approximately 4 months and the major con for me is that I believe this facial moisturizer is the cause of the breakouts I encountered in 3 separate occasions. The first time it happened, I was a week into trying this product out and I thought to myself “Nah, it’s could be what I’m eating or some other factors…” so I continued with use to determine that. Well, I’ve never had breakouts happen this much in a period of 4 months in over 10 years. So something in the formulation doesn’t really agree with my skin. I know that I’m not the only one who has noticed this but honestly every person’s skin is different so you might actually not encounter this with use. Because of this, while I was glad I had the opportunity to try it out at no cost — I will not be purchasing this in the future.

More information on this item and other products the brand carries is available on their website here.

*Products featured here are received complimentary to test through Influenster’s VoxBox program.* #LorealMakeup


Curtain Call: JeNu High Tech Beauty Marine Collagen Mineral Gel

Today’s post is an edition of Curtain Call. It’s on a product that I got from my ipsy March 2017 Glam Bag. Here’s what I think of JeNu High Tech Beauty Marine Collagen Mineral Gel.

JeNu High Tech Beauty Marine Collagen Mineral Gel

What I love about this product? It comes with a nice little dropper that makes me feel this is more sanitary than other forms of packaging. A little goes a long way. I use 2 drops from the dropper to dispense a generous amount of the clear gel to apply all over my face. I use this immediately after washing and drying my face at night for almost 3 weeks. I can see the smell being “marine” but I only acknowledge that after knowing the product name and description. Without knowing it, I would probably go with a clean, natural-ish scent that I may have just chalked it up as lightly herbal…maybe. Now on the effectiveness of this — I do notice my skin to be very hydrated and looking slightly plumper the next morning than when I wasn’t using it. BUT I do get the same effect with several other kinds of products that promises to do the same thing. Hyaluronic acid is the magic ingredient that I look for in a lot of skincare products for the face these days and marine collagen is something new to me but both promises slowing down aging. I only had about 3 weeks worth in this small bottle so my opinions are based on that short of a time frame. I would suggest reading up on other reviews online that have used this for about 2 months or more as many product benefits from various skincare items typically show up completely by then for a better measure of effectiveness in results.

What I don’t like about this product? If I have to be really picky, the price. But honestly it is not that pricey overall when compared to other products that delivers similar results.

More information on this item and other products the brand carries is available on their website here.


Curtain Call: Schwarzkopf essence ULTÎME Diamond Color & Radiance Shampoo & Conditioner

Hey, hey! Quick late night post here with an edition of Curtain Call! I recently finished up something I got from the Walmart Summer 2016 Beauty Box. Here’s my take on the Schwarzkopf essence ULTÎME Diamond Color & Radiance Shampoo & Conditioner.

Schwarzkopf essence ULTÎME Diamond Color & Radiance Shampoo & Conditioner

What I love about this product? I didn’t have super high hopes for this product really as it’s just shampoo and conditioner. I did try to look out for things that will make it stand out as the market for this type of products is oversaturated already. The scent surprised me a little — it’s not very feminine at all. It’s not floral, fruity, earthy or clean. It’s slightly more masculine, at least according to my nose. It makes me think of a manly fragrance in a good way but not overpowering at all, especially when my hair is dry. If this is a concern, know that the scent fades away a lot as the day goes on after it’s dry. The formula is what I have come to expect of from a regular shampoo and conditioner really and it does the job — it cleans my hair very well.

What I don’t like about this product? No complaints over here at all. While it doesn’t have any earth-shattering properties that makes it stand out from other shampoos and conditioners, it does the job and it does it well.

More information on this item and other products the brand carries is available on their website here.


Curtain Call: Freeman Feeling Beautiful Apricot Creamy Scrub

Short work week? Alright! I’m doing a happy dance inside. While we just had a long weekend, it felt short to me still. Hopefully this weekend I’ll get a chance to really relax and sleep in some. I started using this a few weeks ago as I’m trying out several items from Freeman that I got a few months ago. I finally finished this one up yesterday. Here’s my take on the Freeman Feeling Beautiful Apricot Creamy Scrub.

Freeman Feeling Beautiful Apricot Creamy Scrub

What I love about this product? Again, I enjoy the tube packaging a lot. It’s easy to dispense the product and control how much of it I want to use. I find the formula for this to be really nice. I love body scrubs and this one did not disappoint. It wasn’t watery at all so it had good “body” I would say. The scrubby bits aren’t too abrasive for me. I believe it’s finely ground up walnut shell powder in a creamy base. I just apply a good amount into my hands then rub it onto my damp skin in circular massaging motions. The scent is refreshing and fruity. I find that using my shower mitt also helps me with using less product than I would without it just like the Freeman Feeling Beautiful Guava Salt Body Scrub. Between the two, if I were to just use my bare hands I would definitely prefer the Apricot Creamy Scrub. I feel like this functions better on its own as a scrub than the Guava one. I just rinse off after I’m done and my skin is so soft from the exfoliating treatment!

What I don’t like about this product? Other than I think this is being discontinued, nothing really. It’s very affordable and you can grab this now on their site on clearance. I’m actually going to grab more if I manage to get a full cart together on their site.

More information on this item and other products the brand carries is available on their website here. Products from this brand is carried at other retailers too as seen listed here.