makeup, skincare

Hourglass Cosmetics No. 28 Primer Serum Review

Hourglass No.28 Primer Serum

The claims: The goal of Hourglass No. 28 Primer Serum is to moisturize skin as it “prepares” skin for makeup. It contains 14 essential oils (such as rose geranium, lavender, rosemary), 10 lipid-rich plant oils (such as evening primrose, jojoba, olive oil) and 4 vitamins (A, B5, C and E). Here’s a complete list of ingredients.

Reminder of my skin type: I have dry skin with invisible pores. I want a product to prolong the wear of foundation without making my skin feel like… Continue reading | 1 Comment

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BijaBody Bedside Manner Lip+Hand Treatment & Body Treatment Review

BijaBody is a natural, eco-friendly body care and tea line located in rugged and wild Montana. I found out about this line this February. I fell hard for this line. You can read all about that here. 

BijaBody Anti-Aging Body Treatment

Anti-Aging Body TreatmentHoneyOil base lotion with turmeric, tea extracts, wine extracts, algae, and vitamin C+E. The 10 oz bottle retails for $32.

This is an awesome lotion for those with dry, dehydrated skin that dislike the feel of heavy lotions/creams/butters. This stuff… Continue reading


Kahina Giving Beauty Eye Serum Review

Kahina Eye Serum

I really loved Kahina Giving Beauty Argan Oil and I’m finally getting around to trying the line’s other skincare products. And I’m impressed.

This 99% natural eye serum claims to reduce puffiness, improve circulation to prevent dark circles, reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles and improve elasticity.

The Kahina Eye Serum is more than just argan oil. It contains other plants, botanicals and oils that nourish the skin.

Products Appearance, Feel, Etc.: It feels like an oil-gel. It… Continue reading | 4 Comments

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BijaBody Natural Daily Body Scrub & Serum Review

BijaBody Daily Body Scrub and Serum

BijaBody is a natural body care and tea line located in Montana founded by world traveler and esthetician, Melissa. You can read more about this indie eco-friendly line here.

Here’s my review of the Daily Body Scrub and Daily Body Serum:

Daily Body ScrubIt’s a combination of crushed grape seeds (by-products from the Washington and California wine industry), milled corn cob meal (non-GMO), honey, white & green tea extracts with mildly foaming coconut and shea based cleansers. It’s


Reviva Labs Makeup Primer Review

Reviva Labs Makeup Primer

I’ve tried more than a few makeup primers. My goal is to avoid powder because I don’t like how it makes my normal-to-dry skin look. When I go without powder my makeup doesn’t wear for very long and the Seattle rain melts my makeup away. Some primers prolong the wear of my makeup but often lose their effect by the afternoon. Other primers actually make my skin oily. And the primers that I really liked where very expensive, especially for what they did (or didn’t… Continue reading | 2 Comments