August Favorites |Skincare, Beauty, Food, Books & More!

Can’t believe August is already coming to an end! How fast is this year flying by?

Sorry guys, couldn’t find the name of that Rimmel lip gloss, but they have tons of colors that look great: http://www.rimmellondon.com/products/lips/stay-glossy

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Hooked on Dr. Hauschka Rose Day Cream Light

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Looks like I’ve found my one and only… in regards to moisturizers that is. I’ve been on a low-key hunt for the perfect moisturizer for a while. Flipping through YouTube videos, blog posts, and real-life stores galore! [gasp]. The trouble is… every person’s skin is so unique; I’ve come to find you really need to do get your hands dirty (clean) with this one to find out what really works best for you.

That being said… I’m still going to do a quick review of Dr. Hauschka’s Rose Day Cream Light because it’s done wonders for my skin and hey, maybe it will work for you too!

I’ve almost completely finished my first bottle of Dr. Hauschka’s Rose Day Cream Light. I wanted to wait to review this product after using it for a while. They say you never really know someone until you live with them… truth is, you never really know a foundation till you’ve lived in it. [Yes, folks, I did try to use a play-on-words. And yes, I did laugh out loud while typing this.] Point is, now I feel fully capable of reviewing this moisturizer for you all.

First off, I want to clarify that Dr. Hauschka has two rose moisturizers that are quite similar. The Rose Day Cream and the Rose Day Cream Light: The formulas of these two products have the same ingredients and benefits, the only difference is that the “Light” version is, exactly as it sounds, a lightweight formula of the original, beloved Rose Day Cream. I chose to go with the Rose Day Cream Light (as per recommendation by the lovely skincare specialist at my local Whole Foods Market) because I was first trying this product in the Summertime when all you need is a lightweight moisturizer. In the cooler months ahead, I plan on purchasing the original Rose Day Cream.

The most essential ingredient in Dr. Hauschka’s Rose Day Cream Light is of course rose! The rose water used in this moisturizer helps to balance and soothe sensitive skin. Take it from someone who has really sensitive skin: this moisturizer would be great for any skin type. For my fellow sensitive skin ladies out there, the Rose Day Cream Light doesn’t have an overwhelming scent and it didn’t irritate my skin in the slightest! I’ve noticed that my complexion is more even-toned now, and I attribute that to this moisturizer. Other key ingredients include marshmallow root extract and the essential oils including: sweet almond, avocado, and sesame. These ingredients are all extremely hydrating and nourishing.

My skin has never looked better since I’ve been using Dr. Hauschka’s Rose Day Cream Light. The lightweight formula is truly able to retain the moisture you need in your skin. After applying, my skin feels nourished, moisturized, and lively. It retains a “rosy” glow for hours after applying thanks to that rose water! This moisturizer leaves you with a subtle dewiness but it doesn’t make your face feel greasy or weighed down, so it’s a great base for any makeup you’ll be applying later. I also wanted to mention that I’ve been less prone to breakouts while using this moisturizer, which is always a good sign that something’s working!

This moisturizer hits all the bullet points in my book:

  • Filled with nourishing ingredients
  • Soothing moisture
  • Great for sensitive skin
  • Less prone to breakouts
  • Skin balancing
  • Lightweight feel

Dr. Hauschka, you’ve got me hooked.

 

EOS Ultra Moisturizing Shave Cream is One of a Kind!

 

IMG_0691This may be a little TMI… but I’ll publically admit that I’m the type of girl that doesn’t always remember to shave my legs when I need to. That’s where EOS Ultra Moisturizing Shave Cream steps in. I’m a huge fan of anything EOS, but this hit especially close to home because unlike most, this shaving cream can be used wet or dry. Yep, you heard me right! As someone who personally finds herself in those desperate situations when it totally slips my mind to shave in the shower, this could definitely come in handy!

I scurried to my local drug store with just enough time to try using the EOS shave cream dry before my afternoon gym sesh (The day I first heard about it!). Talk about a semi-catastrophe turned into an exciting adventure.

My first impressions:

The smell: I managed to pick up the Vanilla Bliss scent. Just one whiff and I was sold. If you like the faint aroma of a French vanilla cupcake (gluten-free and vegan of course… duh!), you’ll love this scent.

The feel: This shaving cream is exactly that – a cream. No foaming nonsense involved. It has a silky lotion-like texture that feels like satin on your legs!

The application: Now for the moment of truth. [insert suspenseful music here] As I applied the product and took a swing at “dry shaving”, I was delightfully enthralled with EOS Ultra Moisturizing Shave Cream. Just make sure to remove any residue with a damp paper towel or washcloth. My legs truly felt moisturized and soft – like I had just jumped out of a warm bath, shaved my legs, and applied a luxurious lotion to top it off. All from just the shaving cream!

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I am impressed. Aside from being the coolest and most convenient shaving cream ever, EOS Ultra Moisturizing Shave Cream leaves your skin feeling silky smooth. Plus it’s enriched with shea butter, Vitamin E, and Vitamin C to ensure your skin stays that way! Since using this shaving cream I’ve been less likely to get those pesky razor bumps and nicks which is quite spectacular saying that I’ve predominately been using it dry. As with all EOS products, this shaving cream is paraben-free and phthalate-free, which is icing on the [gluten-free and vegan French vanilla cup-] cake.

You won’t regret trying EOS Ultra-Moisturizing Shave Cream. It’s truly one of a kind!

P.S. I’m only going to say this one more time… it can be used wet or dry!!! I still can’t get over it…and it’s very likely, you won’t be able to either.

KORA Organics by Miranda Kerr Rose Mist Review

 

As many of you know, I’m a HUGE fan of KORA Organics. This product does not disappoint!

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Sparitual Wipeout

I’ve always loved the look of white polish – especially in the Summertime! It looks very chic, clean, and put together. I’ve been looking for a non-toxic white polish… and low and behold I have found a perfect shade – Wipeout by Sparitual.

Sparitual is a brand that was designed and developed around the concept of “Slow Beauty”. To Sparitualists, “slow beauty” means taking the time to slow down, take a deep breath, and enjoy the calmness of the world as well as wellness within. Sparitual products are vegan and free of DBP, toluene, formaldehyde, and formaldehyde resin. They have a wide variety of nail polish collections and shades.

Wipeout is a gorgeous ivory white. It has a bit of a pearl undertone if you look closely. I just love that this shade isn’t a “flat” color – it really holds some dimension! Along with being a natural brand, this polish has a nice application. It applied smooth and left a glossy finish.

I look forward to trying more products from Sparitual – I’m really interested in the brand behind the beauty: vegan, non-toxic, and the concept of “slow beauty” in a fast world.

As for now, Wipeout by Sparitual is my new go-to Summer polish!

June Favorites: Skincare, Makeup, Nails, Hair, Food, TV & More!

What I’ve been loving this month! Can’t believe it’s already July LOL.

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Giovanni Powder Power Dry Shampoo Review

I love me some dry shampoo… and I love the brand Giovanni. Put two and two together.

Giovanni Powder Power Dry Shampoo: https://www.giovannicosmetics.com/products/item.asp?prodtype=HAIR%20CARE&cat=ECO%20CHIC&subcat=SHAMPOO&item=POWDER-SHAMP-1

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