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The Natural Dentist Rinse September 20, 2011

Filed under: Review — slagoon @ 2:22 pm
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The Natural Dentist Rinse is probably my least favorite item from my Influenster August Naturals Vox Box. This is a mouth wash made of Aloe Vera. I am used to mouth washes tasting icky, but this?

I saw this and really wanted to like it – it seemed like such a great idea – washing your mouth with Aloe. So, I shook it up as instructed, poured out my adult dose, swished it around, spit, rinsed, rinsed, rinsed, rinsed – the taste never went away – brushed – the taste was still there – ate something. Okay, next time I was ready to try it again knowing that the taste was pretty bad. I shook it up after verifying the cap was on tight, took my dose and still decided it was not a good flavor to me. Then I looked at my uncapped bottle which had apparently, during removal of my cap, allowed a lot of the product to seep onto my counter – sticky icky. So they get an F- for packaging, and a D for flavor, but the one thing that it did pretty well was leave my teeth feeling super smooth. I’d be open to trying it again if it were reformulated.
If you are willing to deal with the horrible flavor to enjoy smooth feeling teeth than try it! If not, go get a sonic crest tooth brush which will leave your teeth feeling smooth – and you can use any darn toothpaste flavor you like.

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Dr. Jart+ Premium Beauty Balm Review

Filed under: Makup,Review,Skincare — slagoon @ 10:36 am
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Today I bring you another of my staples. I use this product nearly daily. Dr. Jart+ Premium Beauty Balm is a “Multi-Action Skincare + makeup” which includes SPF 45 protection.  Many people have jumped on the Beauty Balm or Blemish Balm (BB cream) bandwagon. These products were popularized in various countries in Asia where the Whitening effect was among the most important aspects. Here in the US, whitening is not necessarily so important, here it is “brightening”. Anyway, this product promises to even skin tone, brighten skin, firm, hydrate, and restore skin. I can’t speak to each of those but I will tell you my experience with the product.

This product moisturizes my combination skin and helps stave off my adult acne. It makes my very fine lines disappear (they are tiny to begin with). My face feels nice and soft (I almost want to keep petting my face) when I wear it, and I feel hydrated, but that my oil is also controlled.  Over time, I do believe my complexion has improved and evened out, though I don’t have a great point of comparison. This cream gives me a medium amount of cover for any blemishes or odd tones I do have, while giving my skin a beautiful dewey radiance.

A couple weeks ago I was volunteering at the Boeing Classic golf tournament, and I had this on my face. I put regular spf 30 sunscreen on my arms and forgot to do anything with the little triangle of skin left by my polo shirt. I had to re-apply my spf 30 on my arms a couple times and still ended up pink at the end of the day.  The triangle burned bad – probably my worst burn ever, but my face – not a sunburn or sunkiss on it! I was super impressed with it.