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Thesis Natural Body Products Review (Rose Vanilla)

Thesis Beauty is an indie line of natural skincare and body products based in Massachusetts. They sent this rose lover three products to try:

Thesis Rose Body Scrub

Body Scrub in Rose Vanilla Sorbet

This is a salt scrub in a thick oil and butter base. It claims to be so moisturizing that most people don’t need to follow-up with creams/oils.

Appearance: It’s currently solid and some of the oils have “risen” to the top (it’s creamy). The base is a light pink with rose petals. The packaging… Continue reading | 5 Comments

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SMD Cosmetics Alogel Skin Perfecting Gel Review

SMD Cosmetics Alogel

I’m still obsessing over my summer skincare routine. I want soothing skincare of light layers, anti-oxidants and high SPF. To soothe my hot, grimy skin, I’ve added Alogel by Korean skincare brand, SMD Cosmetics/Saimdang.

What is this Alogel?

A. Alogel is a lightweight, gel with botanicals that you apply after cleansing/toning and before moisturizing.

What’s it for?

A. According to SMD Cosmetics, this gel helps to soothe and hydrate skin. It’s like a “booster” for your skincare routine to add extra moisture.

Scent… Continue reading | 4 Comments

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Dew Puff Konjac Sponge Reviews

Dew Puff konjac sponge

What is a konjac sponge?

A. It’s a sponge made from konjac root, a natural plant fiber. Are you familiar with shirataki noodles? They’re made from the same konnyaku root/yam!

How do you use a konjac sponge?

A: It’s so easy. You just wet it. With water, it becomes soft, and well, spongy. Rub it on your face in gentle circular motions and rinse. If you use a cleanser, make sure to rinse it out of the sponge very well. Hang up and let… Continue reading | 3 Comments

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Colleen Rothschild Skincare Reviews

Colleen Rothschild Skincare

Colleen Rothschild is a skincare brand that boasts that they have “sensory-rich” products. I have a perfume blog. Trust me, I love things that involve the senses. But, when it comes to skincare, I tend to settle for simple. In skincare, I often take a term like “sensory-rich” as meaning “we use a lot of fancy fillers that are trendy or you haven’t heard of but aren’t really effective to sell you something expensive”. That is not the case at all with Colleen Rothschild products. Yes, they have… Continue reading

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Sase Skincare by Fiafini – Two Step Skincare Routine

Sase Skincare

Sasē Skincare by Fiafini is a line that focuses on “half the steps, twice the results” with multi-purpose skincare products. Overall, the line is highly simplified and currently contains 2 products that are supposed to the job of 7 products.

I’m the weirdo that actually enjoys having an extensive, exhaustive multi-step routine. However, I don’t really think it makes much of a difference. An effective skincare routine really doesn’t need 15 steps!

Hydra-Purifying Cleanser

Claims: “Hydra-Purifying Cleanser 3-in-1 is a multi-tasking skincare solution that delivers the