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Zoya Naked Manicure Healing Dry Skin Hand & Body Cream

Hey guys! To those that play Pokemon Go, today is Community Day! I hope to be able to see and catch a Squirtle sporting some sunnies! Haha! And if you’re out yesterday like I was, I hope you managed to snag yourself a shiny Articuno! Onto blog stuff, today’s post is on something I’ve been using diligently since March. Here’s my take on the Zoya Naked Manicure Healing Dry Skin Hand & Body Cream.

Zoya Naked Manicure Healing Dry Skin Hand & Body Cream

What I love about this product? While I’m not a huge fan of the scent initially (as scent is relative to everyone), I’m okay with it now. The scent is leaning on the strong side but it dissipates over time quickly enough that it doesn’t bother me anymore. It did in the beginning though. I thought maybe it was a hint of a certain kind of vanilla but my husband doesn’t really detect vanilla. He described it as “honey flower” and I can agree with that. The product comes in a twist cap tube that a lot of body creams and lotions come in. It is white in color and the consistency is what I would expect from a lotion more than a cream BUT the leftover feel the product has on my hands is definitely like a rich lotion or cream to me. I use this on my hands the most but I can see it working nicely on anywhere on my body, except for the face as it says so on the tube in bold lettering.

What I don’t like about this product? Nothing but while I like it, it doesn’t replace my holy grail hand cream from the Hand Perfection Anti-Aging Hand Care System I’ve used a while ago. And I’m not sure if it can beat the Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Hand Cream for winter hand problems that I’ve had.

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

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


Walmart Winter 2017 Beauty Box

Better late than never! I got this box about month ago but never got around to posting it until now. Holidays are always a busy time for me. I like how they mixed it up a little bit more with this box — I think it’s one of the more different ones from their past boxes. Still a great deal for $5 just to try these out. Here’s what I got in my Walmart Winter 2017 Beauty Box.

Walmart Winter 2017 Beauty Box

Overall, like I mentioned earlier I feel like they changed it up more with this box compared to the previous ones. This is mostly due to the sleeping mask and the flossers. I’m very glad they decided to switch up from the usual travel size shampoo and conditioner. I feel like they’ve done that A LOT. They have a lotion in just about every box too but at least they do change that up I think.

Soo Ae Donkey Milk Sleeping Mask

TRESemmé TRES TWO Extra Hold Hair Spray

Gold Bond Ultimate Radiance Renewal Cream

Hello Extra Whitening Fluoride Toothpaste

Plackers Micro Mint Travel Pack Flossers

Body Fantasies Layering Collection Eau De Toilette Sprays

Sample sachets

I’m most excited about the sleeping mask! Can’t wait to try it out.


Walmart Fall 2016 Beauty Box

I got my Walmart Fall 2016 Beauty Box in about 2 weeks ago. I was fairly pleased with what I got for $5 (yet again!).

Walmart Fall 2016 Beauty Box

The boxes vary in terms of worth to me each time but what it boils down to is it’s just $5 and looking at everything I got, that’s not a bad price for it at all.

Bioré Deep Cleansing Charcoal Pore Strips

Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream

Clean & Clear Deep Action 60-Second Shower Mask

Dove Purely Pampering Nourishing Body Wash

Batiste Dry Shampoo

Village Naturals Therapy Aches & Pains Muscle Relief Concentrated Mineral Bath Soak

Hello Extra Whitening Fluoride Toothpaste

EcoTools Makeup Brush Cleansing Cloths

Nature’s Bounty Hair, Skin & Nails Gummies

I see a few things already here that I can use immediately. This is a great way to try some stuff out before committing to a full-sized product!


Mitchell and Peach English Leaf Body Cream

Hey guys! Today’s post is on something I got with my ipsy January 2016 Glam Bag. Here’s what I think about the Mitchell and Peach English Leaf Body Cream.

Mitchell and Peach English Leaf Body Cream

What I love about this product? As a body cream, it has the right formula in thickness and consistency. It’s not too viscous and applies very easily onto the skin. My skin absorbed it pretty quick and it keeps my skin well moisturized for hours. The scent is described as being a bright ‘green floral’ scent. To me, it’s very garden-y/green. To my co-worker sis Didi it smells earthy while to my co-worker Logan it’s a floral scent. I find that the scent changes after staying on my skin for a while. It smells a little soapy to me — but just a hint of it. I use it on my hands a lot for a while as it keeps my cuticles very moisturized.

What I don’t like about this product? The scent might be a problem for some but if I really had to be picky it would be the accessibility of this brand. I can only get it from online retailers based on where I live it seems.

More information on this item and other things the brand carries is available on their website here. Products from this brand is carried by selected retailers listed here and online retailers like Amazon.com.


Curtain Call: Josie Maran Whipped Argan Oil Body Butter

Hey guys! Today’s post is on something I’ve just finished up today. Here’s my take on the Josie Maran Whipped Argan Oil Body Butter.

At 59 ml / 2 fl oz, I got this set of 2 at Sephora a little over a year ago. I didn’t get to use it until recently.

The website describes this item with the following:

“It’’s not heavy, it’’s my butter——silky, intensely hydrating body butter that smells subtly yum and gives sweet relief to the driest skin. Packed with luscious oils and whipped to a feather-light texture, it sinks in instantly for velvety soft skin to create an argan oil infused body lotion in a flash. Spread the love and feel the difference.

Why I love it: No matter how many hot baths or red-eye flights I take, this stuff has my back… and my front, and everywhere else. It’’s hard-core enough to quench parched elbows and heels, but never greasy or sticky. And the two fresh, natural scents—, vanilla apricot or sweet citrus—, lightly linger on my skin like an all-day aromatherapy infusion.

What’’s in it: No wonder it feels so good. My Whipped Argan Oil Body Butter is a powerhouse of more than ten plant oils and extracts, plus the star of the show, 100% Pure Argan Oil, with its restorative and antioxidant properties.

What’’s not in it: I don’t clutter my butter with ingredients that are toxic, or unethically tested. That means no parabens or harsh artificial fragrances. And no guinea pigs, unless you count my friends and family.”

Josie Maran Whipped Argan Oil Body Butter

Verdict? I love it. It is everything I have come to more or less expect from a good body butter. It is definitely light and absorbs really nice into the skin. What I will say that this isn’t a non-greasy formula. It’s light — I’ll give it that — but it has the lightest touch of greasiness that comes with oil-based body butters. It’s almost not noticeable but it’s there. And when compared to other oil-based body butters — yes, I’d say it’s not greasy at all. It lasts just as long as I expected from these little tubs — more than I can say for the Nspa Coconut Body Butter I’ve reviewed recently. Between Sweet Citrus and Vanilla Apricot, I prefer Sweet Citrus. I feel that the freshness in this scent is pleasant and it’s more true to the name of the scent than Vanilla Apricot.

At $35 for 240 ml / 8 oz, this product is available on their website. Products from this brand is also carried by other retailers such as Sephora.


ipsy January 2016 Glam Bag

Hey guys! I’ll try to keep this short as I’m looking at a super busy weekend. Here’s what I got in my ipsy January 2016 Glam Bag.

ipsy January 2016 Glam Bag

I think the bag is very cute! The print makes me think of all things retro and Austin Powers. First item that caught my eye is the Mitchell and Peach English Leaf Body Cream. I have received a hand cream of the same brand in a previous glam bag and remembered liking it. I’ll keep this to try out as soon as my current body lotion runs out. Next up is Beau Gâchis Paris Smudge Brush. I don’t wear makeup a lot and already have a lot of makeup brushes so I’ll keep this in my stocking stuffer stash. Then we have theBalm Mr. Write (Now). This eye liner has a catchy name and a built-in sharpener. The shade I got is in Jack B. Bronze, which is a rich bronze. I can’t wait to try this out as I’m curious to how their eye liners are. Next is the pur~lisse Blue Lotus 4-in-1 Eye Adore Serum. I’m about to switch my eye cream and this seems to be a good one to try out. Last item is the Hikari Cream Metallic Pigment Shadow. The shade I got is called Mink. Eye shadow is one kind of product I have too much of already so I’ll save this for someone else.

Mitchell and Peach English Leaf Body Cream

Beau Gâchis® Paris Smudge Brush

theBalm Mr. Write (Now)

pur~lisse Blue Lotus 4-in-1 Eye Adore Serum

Overall, pretty good! I’m looking forward to next month’s bag already.


Nspa Coconut Body Butter

Hey guys! This week has been quite busy so there hasn’t been much posts. I’m hoping this will change soon! Today’s post is on another item I got from my Walmart Winter 2015 Beauty Box. Here’s my take on the Nspa Coconut Body Butter.

Nspa Coconut Body Butter

What I love about this product? The scent isn’t an overpowering type of coconut scent that is found in a lot of bath and beauty products. It’s quite nice actually. It’s not overly sweet or strong at all. It leans more on the light and fresher side of a coconut scent. Formula is relatively light and white in color. It absorbs into the skin quickly and leaves no greasy residue at all. Application is easy as it goes onto the skin smoothly.

What I don’t like about this product? My only beef with this product is that I wouldn’t classify it as a body butter. Sure, the product is thicker than a lotion in consistency the way it holds up and it comes in a tub but it pretty much stops right there. The formula is thinner than all body butters and even body creams (which has a consistency that is in between a body lotion and body butter) that I’ve tried. It requires more product than I thought it would for a body butter to apply onto my body. As a result, the tub lasted me only 5 uses on my entire body after showering. I thought it would’ve lasted me twice that at least for a body butter. I do wonder if body butters have a lighter consistency in other countries. It’s thicker than a body lotion to me but not quite as thick as some body creams I’ve used.

More information on this item and other products from this brand is available on their website here. Products from this brand is carried in the US by Walmart.


Walmart Winter 2015 Beauty Box

Happy New Year’s Eve! What are your plans for tonight? I’m just lying low at home with my husband like we always do for New Year’s Eve. We might get together with our neighbor friend W if he’s around. I’ll be cooking up some dumplings tonight while we just putter about and relax. I was curious to see what my friends are doing but they’re too busy to respond I think. I was guessing they’d go to the casino again just like last year. I remember they said they had fun there. Anyway, I got this in about 2 weeks ago but have been very busy so I didn’t get to it until now. Here’s what I got with my Walmart Winter 2015 Beauty Box.

Walmart Winter 2015 Beauty Box

Everything came in the usual sturdy cardboard box. All of this is for $5 still!

Nspa Coconut Body Butter

Goody SlideProof Secure & Gentle Elastics

Pantene Extra Strong Hold Hairspray

Dial 7 Day Omega Moisture Lotion

Pure Silk Raspberry Mist Moisturizing Shave Cream with Aloe

Neutrogena Healthy Skin Boosters Facial Cleanser

I’ve tried the body butter so far and I’m on the fence about it although it smells yummy! I’ll be blogging about items from this box soon.


Pedi-Sox® and SofSpa®

Hey guys! Hope you all had a nice break with the holiday festivities. I’m still on vacation so I can’t really complain. Today’s post is on something I’ve been testing the past few weeks now. Here’s my take on Pedi-Sox® and SofSpa®.

Pedi-Sox® and SofSpa®

I was sent this for review and initially was confused why I needed several pairs of the same thing. Well, they’re not the same thing is why! Pedi-Sox® comes in several different lines: Original, Lite, Ultra and Spa Deluxe (not shown here). The Original is described as “A great design for all types of feet. A heavier weight thick cotton blend. Triple weave body for cozy warmth and cushion. Flat weave fore portion for foot comfort.” The Lite – California Weight is described as “A lighter weight material that hugs & caresses the foot. Fun spring time colors and designs. Perfect for year round usage and warmer climates where the heavier weight material may be too ample.” The Ultra is described as “Luxuriate…..”Extend the Pleasure of the Pedicure Experience™”. Rich caressing luxury stylish & contemporary yarns for cozy goodness…. Ultra Soft for comfy pleasure…..playful, exotic, spontaneous designs…..and Ultra Massaging to soften skin deliciously. Ultra Pedi-Sox™ Ultra Luxury.” And lastly, the Spa Deluxe is described as “Designed for Premier Spas’s Worldwide Elegant European Design with amazing Stretch, Fit, Feel and Comfort. Indulgent Inner Terry Loop – For a Subtle Massage Effect. Knit using Italian Knitting Machines with Breathable Cotton Blend Hydrotech® Threads that have a Hollow Core. Hollow Core Threads Absorb and Hold Treatment Serums & Creams…..then Gradually Release for Softer Smoother Skin.”

Pedi-Sox® Original, Lite and Ultra

The Original one I got is in Denim. The material is pretty thick and sturdy while soft at the same time. The Lite one I got is in B & W Polka Dot. This is the print that first caught my eye. It looked so cute and I thought of cows. The material is thinner and lighter than the Original one. The Ultra one I got is in Baby Leopard print. I feel that the material is thicker than the Lite but softer. It feels like the most luxurious out of the 3 I got.

SofSpa® Softening Cream Concentrate

The SofSpa® Softening Cream Concentrate goes well with these neat socks. They do lock in moisture well and is perfect for Winter. I am actually using it right now while wearing the Ultra Pedi-Sox® in Baby Leopard print from the Ultra line. It helps soften the dry skin I get on my heels. The formula is nice and thick like a cream. It is white in color and the smell is light and clean.

While I do love the idea of having toe-less socks while painting my toes, I find it uncomfortable to use for this purpose. I suppose it’s something I have to get used to eventually so I don’t see it as a negative really. It felt a little awkward to me as I am used to not having anything on while painting my toenails. It does keep my feet warm and I’ve actually been using it more as socks at home. I use it everyday right now as my feet gets cold this time of the year and I have picked up the habit of applying lotion to my feet to keep it moisturized and soft. I do think that it gives a pampering effect that is perfect in salon settings or having a pampering get-together with friends that includes painting your toenails.

The Original Pedi-Sox® is priced at $9 while the Lite version is $7 and the Ultra version is $11. The Spa Deluxe rings in at $16. I don’t think the price is too unreasonable at all as it is a pampering type of product and you’re only going to need a pair (or two). The SofSpa® Softening Cream Concentrate goes for $14 for a 2 oz tube or $30 for the 8 oz tube. While the SofSpa® Softening Cream Concentrate works well with the Pedi-Sox®, feel free to use any body or foot lotion or cream you have on hand instead. I think what you’re really after is in the Pedi-Sox® itself more than the SofSpa® products.

Pedi-Sox® and SofSpa® products are available on their website and at various salons in the US and Canada listed here.

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


Philosophy Raspberry Glazed Body Souffle

Hey guys! Happy Tuesday! I’m happy for the extra day of rest and relaxation but it still felt too short, didn’t it? Today’s post is on something I’ve been using for the past 2 weeks or so. Here’s my take on the Philosophy Raspberry Glazed Body Souffle.

Philosophy Raspberry Glazed Body Souffle

What I love about this product? I got this either from ULTA, Sephora or Macy’s after Holiday online sale about 8 months ago. I didn’t get around to using it until now. The scent isn’t what I quite expect it to be but it’s pleasant. It may seem strongly scented at first but the scent actually dissipates over time. It does have raspberry in it but it reminds me more of a candy scent than a bakery one. The product is a pale pink in color and the formula is very rich and soft. It absorbs into my skin very nicely. It has a luxurious feel to it so I’m not hesitant to use more if needed. It’s like a treat for my body.

What I don’t like about this product? If I have to be picky, probably the price. I usually don’t treat myself to Philosophy products unless there’s a good deal going on cause I can get by with products of almost the same quality from cheaper brands like Bath & Body Works.

This item is available still on their website as part of a set that includes this and a shampoo, shower gel & bubble bath both in 4 oz as well as a lipgloss in 0.4 oz for $27.


Walmart Summer 2015 Beauty Box

I recently got this in the mail and was going to take product shots on Sunday but was very busy with household chores. It was sunny and my husband actually got us a new game from Steam so he chipped in and took the product shots for me as I finished up the household chores. Bless his heart! He didn’t use the zoom function that I always do and actually even took product shots of the lotion foil packet sample as well as the fragrance vial sample. I would’ve skipped both of those but I can’t really complain with free help right? Here’s what I got with my Walmart Summer 2015 Beauty Box.

Walmart Summer 2015 Beauty Box

Everything came in the same sturdy cardboard box. There is one more item in this box than I’m used to, making this a pretty good deal for $5.

St. Ives Blackhead Clearing Green Tea Scrub

Clear Scalp & Hair Therapy Shampoo

Neutrogena CoolDry Sport Sunscreen Lotion Broad Spectrum SPF 70

NIVEA Soft Moisturizing Creme

NYC Liquid Lipshine Lip Gloss

Dove go fresh Revitalize Body Wash

Jergens Natural Glow

One Direction You & I Perfume

This is much better than the last box, Walmart Spring 2015 Beauty Box. The extra item contributed greatly to that and the samples are more applicable to me than the previous boxes. The coupons are nice too in this box.


Curtain Call: Bath & Body Works Body Butter

Today’s segment of Curtain Call covers another product from one of my favorite brands, Bath & Body Works. Here’s my take on Bath & Body Works Body Butter.

At 7 oz / 200 g, this retailed at $14 or so at Bath & Body Works stores and online. It goes on sale from time to time and you can score this for less with coupons they send out occasionally. I’m not sure if they still make body butters or if it’s just a seasonal item. But it’s a good buy especially when they have their semi-annual sales. That’s when I stock up on these! This whole tub lasted me for 3 months. The back of the tub reads the following:

“Fresh mango and zesty mandarin in warm rain. Citrus. Tropical. Exotic.

For Daily Beauty:
This rich body butter is clinically proven to relieve dry skin and strengthen skin’s natural moisture barrier, promoting healing to restore a healthy, beautiful appearance. Apply liberally to elbows, knees, feet, and any area in need of intensive hydration.

Naturally Pampering Ingredients:
Moisturizing Shea and Jojoba butters, soothing aloe, nourishing vitamins E and B5”

Bath & Body Works Body Butter

Verdict? I love it. The scent I have used most recently is Mango Mandarin. I love how fruity and refreshing this is. Scent is a really personal thing so you’ll have to smell this to know for sure if you like it. Being that this is a body butter instead of a body lotion or even a body cream, a little goes a long way. The scent lingers on my skin beautifully and I can still smell it faintly at the end of the day. I always get asked what fragrance I’m wearing. For the price, this lovely product is a nice treat for your skin. If you get this on sale or with their coupons, it’s a must buy in my book. It worked extremely well for me in the winter too. I find it a little heavy for use during the summer. They also have various other scents available to choose from in case this scent is not right up your alley.

This product, when available, can easily be purchased at Bath & Body Works stores and online where available.


Walmart Winter 2014 Beauty Box

This box came wayyy later than I expected. But I didn’t mind really since I have all the holiday stuff and sales going about. I actually almost forgot about it until I saw a charge in my credit card statement. Here’s what I got with my Walmart Winter 2014 Beauty Box.

Walmart Fall Winter Beauty Box

Everything came in the same sturdy cardboard box as with the Fall one. None of the items really speak out to me, but it’s not bad for $5 really.

L’Oréal OleoTherapy Shampoo & Conditioner

Olay Fresh Effects Make-up Removal Cloths

Jergens BB Body Perfecting Skin Cream

Maybelline Color Sensational® Lip Color

I feel that the Walmart Fall 2014 Beauty Box was definitely better in terms of value for the $5 I paid. I’ve already reviewed the Jergens BB Body Perfecting Skin Cream here since I got this one from the Target Spring 2014 Beauty Box earlier.

Overall, I’m not feeling this box really. I’ll wait for one more box to determine if I’ll continue on with this or canceling my subscription.


Curtain Call: Jergens BB Body Perfecting Skin Cream

Today’s segment of Curtain Call covers a product that came in the Target 2014 Spring Beauty Box. I was very apprehensive about this being that I thought it was more of a gimmick with the play on BB creams for face.

At 7.5 fl oz / 221 ml, this retails for $11.99 or so wherever sold. I’d be curious to find out if this brand goes on sale regularly in any of the stores that carries it as that’s a pretty high price point for a body cream in my opinion. I received the 2 fl oz / 59 ml one. The back of the tube packaging reads the following:

“Directions for use: For best results, use daily as your body lotion. Massage this sheer formula over body, allowing time to dry prior to dressing.”

Jergens BB Body Perfecting Skin Cream

Verdict? I find this product to be gimmicky at first and I stand by my statement still. Maybe I need to try it out more, but I went through this entire tube and it felt nothing more than a nicely scented body cream. The product itself is light beige in color and it comes housed in a pretty looking gold tube packaging that is common for body creams. The packaging is pretty and sleek. Formula is common with most body creams I’ve tried — thicker than body lotions. The scent is pleasant to me but I couldn’t quite describe it, so I looked up online what others have said. I saw scent description of this range from what is common with suntan lotion or oils to Viva La Juicy. Serving its purpose as a body cream — I will say that it does deliver. It’s not the best when it comes to giving and retaining moisture, but it’s not bad (just okay I guess). Now about this business that in 5 days it evens, firms and corrects? That I will see visible benefits? No. I got none of that. And that tube definitely lasted me more than 5 days. It lasted me at least for a good 2 weeks. I was using it on a daily basis until it’s all gone. I even took a pair of scissors and performed body lotion/cream tube operation to get the last good bits out (I got enough for a little over one time use). The shade I got is ALL LIGHT SKIN TONES and it matches me pretty well. I did follow the instruction to give it some time to dry before getting dressed as I don’t want to get any of it on my clothing.

This product can easily be purchased at various retail and drugstores such as Walmart, Target, Walgreens and various online stores that carry beauty and personal care products.


LUSH Charity Pot

I took my time with testing this product from LUSH. I really enjoyed everything about it. Here’s my take on the LUSH Charity Pot.

LUSH Charity Pot

Described as “CHARITABLE COCOA CREAT THAT KEEPS ON GIVING”, this product comes in either 1.7 oz or 7.9 oz and retails for $5.95 and $22.95 respectively. More vivid description found on their website:

“Inside every black pot of Charity Pot is a whole lot more than a creamy body lotion to hydrate parched, dry skin. Of course, it’s filled with the finest ingredients, including Fair Trade organic cocoa butter, and made by hand with love. Not to mention the gorgeous fresh, ylang ylang floral fragrance. What makes it so special? Every penny (yes, every single penny) that you pay for a pot, excluding the tax, goes to fund and support grassroots charities all around the world. You end up with softer, floral-scented skin AND you’re doing a world of good with every pot purchased.”

Directions indicated on their website are as follows: “Smooth all over your body, taking extra care over your dry bits, like elbows, knees, and heels. With LUSH products a little goes a long way, so start with a little and use more if desired.”

What I love about this product? First of all, 100% of the price is donated for a particular cause. 100% — that’s something I can stand behind. Next, the ingredients are fresh as fresh can be and the formula is simply luscious. The texture is smooth and creamy without the heaviness that’s present in a lot of heavy butter lotions or creams. It manages to stay light even when it moisturizes like a heavy duty body cream. I use it all over my body after showering and my skin stays soft, smooth and smelling lightly of cocoa butter. For those that typically don’t like the scent of cocoa butter, this product may not sit well for you. The moisturizing power of this product is nothing short of impressive. I can still detect the scent of it on my skin after an entire day. And the state of my skin tells it all as well — not dry at all. To me, this is a lighter version of their Dream Cream.

What I don’t like about this product? Nothing really. It’s quite affordable for the product itself and I really can’t be picky about the price since 100% of it goes to the charity on the tub container you are purchasing.

This item is available exclusively at LUSH stores worldwide and online.

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


Target Spring 2014 Beauty Box

Some of you guys saw that I got my Target Beauty Box about a week ago on my Instagram account here. I thought about skipping it this time around, but I’m glad I didn’t! There is a good number of things in here for me to try out. I had to call to get my shipping waived because it was supposed to come with free shipping in the first place (but this was not the case when I checked out online). This deal is available online only and is gone by now (you really gotta be quick with this as it goes fast), but definitely keep your eyes peeled cause it’s worth it! Here’s what I got with mine:

Target Spring 2014 Beauty Box

Everything came in a white reusable sturdy cardboard box. Everyone else I know that got this received the same exact things in it with the exception of the CoverGirl lip gloss. Some got it in a pink color.

L’Oréal Voluminous Butterfly Mascara

CoverGirl Lipslicks Smoochies Sizzle Gloss

Herbal Essences Naked Dry Shampoo

Jergens BB Body Perfecting Skin Cream

TONI&GUY Casual Sea Salt Texturising Spray

When I was inspecting the contents of the box, my man exclaimed that it’s worth it for the L’Oréal Voluminous Butterfly mascara alone. Why he said that? I don’t know. Did he know that it’s true? It’s a 50-50 chance with that guess, but I think he did guess that the mascara alone costs more than $5 plus tax (and he’s right at that). There’s also a $3 off $15 on beauty purchases at Target coupon included in the box, which makes this deal even sweeter. I’ve never used a texturizing spray before, so I’m curious if I’ll like it or not. I’ve never used a dry shampoo before either. I just never got around to picking one up after doing some research, but this saves me the time and effort for it. The Jergens item….I know and have seen what a BB cream can do for the face in terms of makeup; I’m just not quite convinced it’s just as effective for the body. But sure, I’ll give it a shot anyway. I grew up with this brand and haven’t gotten anything from them since I came to the US (2000).

Stick around for some reviews (eventually) on some of these items. Were you able to get the box and if so, which is your favorite item?


Perlier Imperial Honey Body Butter

Hey guys! Today’s blog post is on something I got from iFabbo recently. I was excited to have the opportunity to try it. I’m always a fan of body cream or butter type of products. Here’s my take on Perlier Imperial Honey Body Butter.

Perlier Imperial Honey Body Butter

This luscious product comes in a flat round screw top plastic tub that’s common for body creams or butters to come packaged in. This is described online with the following: “Luxuriate in pure bliss. Perlier’s imported beauty treatment makes you feel like you’ve spent the day at the spa!”

The bottom of the tub container states the following: “This exclusive melting body butter from the rare Honey of Black Bees, combined with Royal Jelly, is a true youth-elixir. It nourishes the skin, leaving it pleasantly scented with the sensual notes of Honey and Oriental woods. Perfect to protect the skin from cold in winter and also ideal to help soothe the skin after sun exposure. Apply on the entire body, massaging in gently. NOT A FOOD PRODUCT. FOR ADULT USE ONLY.”

Perlier Imperial Honey Body Butter (direct sunlight)

What I love about this product? It actually performed better than I expected! I usually try my best to be completely unbiased when starting to review a product. I figured this would work just like any other body cream or butter really and there’s not much more to it. The formula is not greasy at all, which was a surprise to me. When people say body butter, I expect a little bit of greasiness in the product. Body creams, on the other hand, will be a thicker version of a body lotion (which is commonly not greasy in my experience). This is like a body cream really, a thicker version of a body lotion. It goes on really smooth and nice onto the skin. It spreads evenly and I find that I get the most out of it when applying to damp skin. This really helps lock in the moisture and helps with the application of the product. As for scent…..well, let’s talk about it. The day I got this in the mail I was a little bit under the weather. I was excited to get this and I sniffed it enthusiastically. Big mistake! It made me nauseous. The scent is pretty strong and particular, so please think about this before purchasing this product. The honey scent is really heavy, although it dissipates over time when applied on my body. My man could still smell it though at the end of the day when he’s close to my skin (in this case, my neck). When any part of my body that has been applied with the body butter comes into contact with water even 10 hours later, the scent of honey fills the air really strong again. It took me about 2 days to get used to the scent after I decided to revisit it ever since my initial encounter. So take note of this before you take the plunge. If the scent was lighter, it would’ve been perfect to me.

What I don’t like about this product? Aside from the super strong scent….probably the price. This 6.7 fl oz / 200 ml runs for $40. There are a lot of cheaper alternatives out there, but the quality of this product is top-notch. Bonus if you’re a huge honey scented fan.

This item retails for $40 on HSN (use iFabbo5 for $5 off any Perlier purchase there), although it is sold out at the moment, and is available on their website for $60. Also, check out various other Perlier products if you’re on either site. If this particular product doesn’t work for you cause of the scent, they have a wide range of products and scents that I’m sure there’s something for everyone!

*Products featured here are received complimentary to test through iFabbo’s program. #PerlierOnHSN*


LUSH Rock Your Body Kit

As many of us let out a huge sigh to the end of summer, take time to think about this kit from LUSH that will rock your world! It sure rocked mine!

LUSH Rock Your Body Kit

I dived into using the soap the very first day I got the kit and am actively using the body lotion still until it runs out. I’m giving the sugar scrub a go tonight and the dusting powder a chance probably tomorrow. Here’s what you get with the LUSH Rock Your Body Kit….

LUSH Rock Your Body Kit Contents

Product description for kit contents are as follows:

Sugar Scrub – Baring all for the beach one last time? Prep your skin and scrub to your heart’s content with this stimulating sugar scrub that’s sure to leave you feeling beautifully soft. Citrus oils brighten while fennel and ginger detoxify for a beachy summer glow!

Dream Cream Body Lotion – The perfect remedy for scorched summer skin! With calming lavender, chamomile and oat milk, Dream Cream will repair and restore your skin, whether you’ve been lounging on the beach all day or exploring the great outdoors. A LUSH best-seller, Dream Cream is sure to banish redness and sooth irritations.

Dusting Powder (I got Vanilla Puff Dusting Powder) – Whether you’re looking for a sweet, tropical or herbal experience, our dusting powders are a great beach companion to finish out the dog days of summer. With deodorizing properties, each fragranced powder promises to keep you feeling dry and smelling good all day.

Choose from: Coconut, Silky Underwear, Vanilla Puff, The Guv’ner, The Greeench, T For Toes and Luster powders.

Soap (I got Sultana Of Soap) – Strip down and lather up with one of our fresh handmade soaps! If you’ve been getting down and dirty, our soaps will not only get you squeaky clean but will leave your skin beautifully scented with fine essentials oils.

Choose from: Sexy Peel, Sultana Of Soap, Honey I Washed The Kids, Dirty and Demon In The Dark soaps.

**In place of soap, our in-store shoppers can customize their kit with a beautiful massage bar**

Massage Bar – Just what the doctor ordered! Don’t let the sun set on your summer fling without enjoying a rejuvenating rub down first. Choose from our wide range of moisturizing massage bars that are great for spent skin, tired muscles and everything in between!

Choose from: Wiccy, Therapy, From Dusk Till Dawn, Mange Too, Each Peach, Soft Coeur, Strawberry Feels, Peace, Hottie, Friends With Benefits and Heavanilli massage bars.

I would’ve loved to swap out the soap for a massage bar, but I got too excited and didn’t pay much attention to that part. It was brought to my attention when one of my readers got to swap for a massage bar in her store about 2 weeks ago!

Check and see if this item is available still at your LUSH stores for $25.95!

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


LUSH Dream Cream

Hey guys! It’s Friday again and I’m very happy that the weekend is basically here. I always love winding down and being able to spend more time with my man and the dog. Today’s post is on an item I have mentioned and raved on Twitter. I surprisingly liked it more than I thought I would. Here’s my take on LUSH Dream Cream.

LUSH Dream Cream

Described as “OUR MOST GENTLE CREAM FOR TROUBLED, SENSITIVE SKIN”, this product comes in 8.4 oz and retails for $26.95. Alternatively, it sometimes comes in a smaller size when it’s part of a kit. I got the 1.5 oz size in the Rock Your Body Kit. More luscious description found on their website:

“Our number one, best-selling product of all time, Dream Cream contains every ingredient nature makes for soothing sore skin. One of our proudest product achievements ever, we love this body lotion because it makes people happy. It transforms suffering bodies into states of peace with our calming blend of oat milk, lavender and chamomile to care for irritations, reduce redness, and banish blotches. Olive oil and cocoa butter are perfectly suited and incredibly effective for dry or chapped skin, and especially gentle for even the most sensitive types. Do your skin a favor, treat it right with Dream Cream.”

Directions indicated on their website are as follows: “Smooth all over your body, taking extra care over your dry bits, like elbows, knees, and heels. With LUSH products a little goes a long way, so start with a little and use more if desired.”

LUSH Dream Cream (see the creamy goodness?)

What I love about this product? The product comes in a screw top recyclable black tub. A little goes a long way and it does deliver what it claims to do. The formula is creamier and a teeny bit greasier than the typical lotion I use from various brands. You will notice this especially on the first use of this product. After that, I barely notice it at all since I got used to it. I was worried that it won’t absorb in my skin very well and leave a greasy residue, but that was not the case at all. It smells a little minty, but it’s not strong at all in my opinion. It applies very nicely and not too thick at all as you would think with the consistency. I can see where they got the name Dream Cream for this. It leaves my skin moisturized and so soft all day. This is why this is their most popular product.

What I don’t like about this product? If I had to be picky, the price (again). $26.95 for a 8.4 oz is definitely much pricier compared to body lotions or creams from other brands. BUT the ingredients are fresh, the product is handmade and the results of using it makes me feel like I’m wrapped in clouds. So again, if the body lotion or cream from other brands are made with fresh ingredients that leave my skin moisturized and feeling like this….then I wouldn’t even bother picking another one up once I’m done with the little tub I have. But body lotions and creams from other brands don’t even come close to this really so…. 🙂

This item is available exclusively at LUSH stores worldwide and online.

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


Curtain Call: Wild Cactus Soaps Soy Whipped Body Butter

The frustrating part about finding a really good bath and body product is that half the time the company goes out of business or the product gets discontinued. Some of you may know that I’ve dabbled in soapmaking and I’ve come in contact with lots of homemade soapmakers as well as those that branch into bath and body stuff such as body butters, lotions and bath bombs. Today’s Curtain Call post is on a product from a company that I can no longer trace if it has just changed names or what.

I’m not sure how much product is held in this screw top lid container, but it lasted me through a whole winter. Winters in Oklahoma are relatively short, but it still doesn’t exempt me from suffering dry winter skin. I had this in my stash and decided to give it a shot. The front text reads ““Dutch Chocolate” and a little to the left side reads “Smooth over clean dry skin. Re-apply as needed. Avoid contact with eyes.” while the right side states “Soy wax, cocoa butter, fractionated coconut oil, apricot kernel oil & fragrance”.

Wild Cactus Soaps Soy Whipped Body Butter

Verdict? I like it! It provides a lot of moisture and you can tell that the body butter is just so rich when held in between your fingers. It starts to soften and melt with your body temperature, making it very easy to glide and apply over skin. It can feel heavy during the summer, so I definitely consider this a heavy-duty winter body butter. While it can feel a little heavy to some even for winter, it’s not that greasy at all. My skin absorbed this quickly and I didn’t have a problem with dry skin throughout winter. The scent is of light chocolate and very pleasant. I wish I could track down whether the company still exists and had just changed names so that I can keep getting this for my winter to-go moisturizer. But unfortunately for me, I’ll have to find something else for this coming winter.


Curtain Call: Bath & Body Works Pleasures Velvet Tuberose Body Cream

Today’s segment of Curtain Call covers another product from one of my favorite brands, Bath & Body Works. Here’s my take on Bath & Body Works Pleasures Body Cream.

At 8 oz / 226 g, this retails for $12.50 at Bath & Body Works stores and online. It goes on sale from time to time (like now!) and you can score this for less with coupons they send out occasionally. It’s a good buy especially when they have their semi-annual sales. That’s when I stock up on these! The whole squeeze tube container lasted me for about 3 months. The back of the tube reads the following:

“Night-blooming white tuberose, diamond orchids and seductive cashmere mush caress skin like velvet. Elegant. Rare. Glamorous.

For Daily Beauty:
Smooth over skin, focusing on dry spots like elbows, heels and knees.

Naturally Pampering Ingredients:
Nourishing Avocado Oil, Smoothing Fruit Enzymes, Conditioning Calendula & Almond Oils”

Bath & Body Works Pleasures Velvet Tuberose Body Cream

Verdict? I love it. The scent shown is Velvet Tuberose. I normally don’t go for muskier scents, but this one gets my vote. Being that this is a body cream instead of just a body lotion, a little goes a long way. The scent lasts much longer too. I always get compliments when using this product. For the price, this luxurious treat is worth it for you to pamper your skin with. If you get this on sale or with their coupons, it sweetens the deal. They also have various other scents available to choose from in case this scent is not right up your alley.

This product can easily be purchased at Bath & Body Works stores and online where available.


Curtain Call: got2b Spa Body Butta Up

Today’s post is another segment of Curtain Call. The product up for evaluation and review is the got2b Spa Body Butta Up. I got this a long time back when I saw it at Walmart I believe.

At 400 ml / 13.5 fl oz, this is a good buy really since it lasted me a long time. This should be available at various retail and drugstores if the got2b Spa line is still in production. It comes in a screw top round plastic tub. The front text reads “honey almond shea butter” and “nourishing body butter”. The back of the container reads the following:

“Bring dry, thirsty skin to a whole new level of softness with this rich & nourishing treat for your entire body. Skin essential emollients, sweet almond & golden honey are combined with nourishing shea butter to help hydrate, condition & leave skin feeling touchable & delectably soft. Your skin will just drink it up. Smile… this butter treat is no dream!

DIRECTIONS: Massage butta up lavishly over your entire body, paying special attention to extra dry, rough areas like elbows & knees.”

got2b Spa Body Butta Up

Verdict? I love it. While the formula is thick, it spreads out nicely onto my skin when I massage it in. I find it a little too thick for my liking for summer really, but this is perfect for winter months. My skin is definitely not remotely dry at all in the winter with this body butter. A little goes a long way and the scent is just so yummy! If you like the scent of almond, you’ll absolutely love this product. A whole tub lasts me for months (remember, a little goes a looooong way!). A definite thumbs up from me.

I haven’t seen this line of got2b anywhere recently, but I know for sure that I have purchased items from this line at Walmart in their beauty and personal care product aisle.


ONE Natural Body Butter

I’ve been using this ever since I finished reviewing the ONE Natural Hand & Body Lotion. Here’s my take on ONE Natural Body Butter.

ONE Natural Body Butter

The 7 fl oz / 207 g body butter is housed in an aluminum tin container. As everyone knows by now, all ONE products boasts to have 100% recyclable packaging; from their cardboard boxes to the aluminum containers and packets. The body butter I received is in the fragrance You wild coconut, you! and all I can say about that is WOW. The front text reads “smooth that tired skin”. Also spotted is the now familiar “One moment to enjoy * One less thing in a landfill * One life to live * One planet to preserve” logo forming a circular frame around the brand name on the center of the front cardboard packaging.

Taken directly from the back of the product packaging:

DIRECTIONS: Slather on daily to scent your body and soften your skin. Apply in a circular motion, be sure to cover rough dry areas. Natural creamy shea body butter hydrates your body from fingertips to tippy toes. Soothes and smooths out overworked and dry skin. Hooray for Shea!

ONE Natural Body Butter in aluminum tin

ONE Natural Body Butter (very rich and creamy)

What I love about this product? Just like the packaging with their sugar scrub, ONE Natural Sugar Scrub, the aluminum tin container the product is housed in gives a nice luxurious touch for me. It has a screw on lid. Product has more of the greasy feel compared to their hand and body lotion version, but that is expected from a body butter or creme. The formula is rich and I can feel the slight grease, but it is quickly absorbed by my skin and it doesn’t feel heavy at all. I think that’s the main difference on the richness I felt from using this product compared to other body butters and cremes I’ve used from multiple brands over the years. My skin stayed very moisturized throughout the whole day. The smell is oh so good and heavenly. I LOVE coconuts. If you’re not a coconut fan, it might be worth checking out what other scents their body butters comes in. They have several other fragrances to choose from.

What I don’t like about this product? The thin film used to contain the body butter in the container and retain its freshness for use. I’m not sure what material it uses, but it’s very thin and it breaks open pretty easily. It was almost invisible really in the body butter I got. Little bits of it were on the product itself and I had to ensure I remove all those bits before using the body butter on myself.

It retails for $9.99 according to their website, but it is selling for a cheaper price in other places like Target.com and Walgreens.com. One products are also carried in Target and ULTA stores nationwide.

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