skincare

Aftelier Face Elixir Reviews

Aftelier Face Elixir

Naturals Week April 22-April 29th

My skin has changed. It’s been very dehydrated and dry. My usual skincare is not working for me now. Inspired by Beauty Huile and Eyeliner on a Cat, I’ve decided to start using oil-based facial moisturizers at night. Many years ago I only used oils as moisturizers. I’m such a product flirt. I moved on and starting using whatever new shiny thing there was out there. Why did I ever stop using oils? My… Continue¬†reading | 5 Comments

makeup

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

skincare

Alaska Glacial Mud Co. Mineral Mud Masque Review

Alaska Glacial Mud Mask Review

Alaska Glacial Mud Co. Mineral Mud Masque is a detoxifying, moisturizing, and exfoliating mask made from mineral rich glacial clay from the Copper River Delta in Cordova, Alaska. The masks also contain wild-crafted botanicals from the totally awesome Pacific Northwest ūüôā

Mineral Mud Masque is a smoky gray mask. It dries within 10 minutes and washes off very easily. My skin is not left red and irritated. (A few mud masks have done that to me in the past). Actually my skin is… Continue¬†reading | 4 Comments

skincare

Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum Skincare Review

Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum reviewWhen it comes to skincare, I’m a Vitamin C addict. I have discolorations that I hate and “dull” skin in my opinion. Vitamin C is my secret weapon. I’ve used so many brands: Dr. Brandt, Shiseido, Clarins, Erno Lazslo, Avon Anew, Lancome, L’Oreal, and I’m sure I’m¬†omitting¬†a few. Every time I find one that I love, the formula gets changed or axed (Lancome, Shiseido, Clarins). And some of the stuff did nothing except make me wish I had my $60 back… Continue¬†reading | 13 Comments

body products

Juara Candlenut Body Creme Review

Juara Candlenut Body Cream

Juara Candlenut Body Creme is a moisturizing body cream without a greasy feel. This body cream contains Candlenut Oil which is known for it’s moisturizing and softening properties. It’s rich in linoleic and linolenic acid. It’s commonly used in Indonesian bath, body, and hair care products. And yes, this oil is even used in cooking. This body cream also contains Rice Bran Oil. This oil is rich in Vitamin E and essential acids. This oil is said to moisturize and improve skin’s elasticity.

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