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Kiehls – Abyssine Cream + Review June 15, 2012

Filed under: Review,Skincare — slagoon @ 8:23 pm
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Today I bring you Kiehls Abyssine Cream + from my May Birchbox. This thick cream is intended to help slow down cellular aging in your skin. But unfortunately it didn’t really work for me. I loved the velvety texture of the cream and how it was thick and absorbed nicely in my skin. Here’s the “BUT”; it made me break out big time.  I know that often creams take awhile for your skin to get used to, and that you need to use them for awhile to stop the breakouts.  I don’t usually need the trial period, but I gave it a week, I even used spot treatments on the pimples that surfaced, but the breakout just continued to get worse. It was the worst breakout I have had in 10 years, and that was after a week using the cream. I stopped using it and within three days my face stopped having pimples on it.

I suspect that if you had older skin and hadn’t had pimples in a long time that it might work for you, but for me, no, not so much.

Will I buy this again? No

Will I finish the sample? No, I prefer my face without pimples.

Here’s the breakdown:

Sample Size 0.25 oz
Full Size 1.69 oz
Full Size Price $48.00
Sample Value $7.10

FTC Disclaimer: Not affiliated with nor compensated by Birchbox or any of the brands included in the box. Items purchased by me for my own personal use. For more information please review my disclosure policy.
 

Pūr-lisse – pūr-bright May 11, 2012

Filed under: Review,Skincare — slagoon @ 7:37 pm
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Today I bring you Pūr-lisse’s pūr-bright from my April Look Bag. This cream is a medium thickness and it goes on smooth. It is intended to provide moisture and cause dull skin to look revitalized.

Luckily my skin is not dull at all, but it can always use more moisture.  It feels good and didn’t clog my pores. I feel like it blended into my skin pretty well.  I didn’t notice any overall skin improvement, but again, my skin doesn’t really suffer from the ailments that this cream is supposed to aid.

Will I buy this again? Maybe if I start feeling like my skin is looking dull – but hopefully that never happens.

Will I finish the sample? Probably not, I have loads of moisturizers that work as well and have other benefits. I may hand it over to my mom though.

Here’s the breakdown:

Sample Size: 0.34 oz
Full Size: 1 oz
Full Size Price:  $76.00
Sample Value: $25.84

FTC  Disclaimer: Not affiliated with nor compensated by The Look Bag or any of the brands included in the bag. Items purchased by me for my own personal use. For more information please review my disclosure policy.


 

By Terry – Echantillon Creme de Rose – Review April 23, 2012

Filed under: Review,Skincare — slagoon @ 7:19 am
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Today I bring you the By Terry Echantillon Creme de Rose from my April Beauty Bar Sample Society Box. This thick cream has a soft crushed rose sent (gosh I never would have guessed from its name *snicker*). It absorbs into the skin at an average rate leaving a slight creamy feeling to the skin after 10 minutes. It claims to have ingredients that help tighten up your skin giving a more useful appearance and is intended to be used each morning on the face, neck and décolleté (upper chest around the collar bones).

How does it perform?

Beats me. I tried it at night because I didn’t want to have a negative reaction and have to live with it all day, but the smell was so strong since you have a scent – even though not as strong as perfume so close to your nose. Luckily I was quite tired so I fell asleep despite the scent. I woke up about 8 hours later – started my daily activites without remembering what I did just before bed (applying the cream) and within a few minutes I started wondering what the strong scent that was following me was. Then I remembered…8 hours later and the scent was still there.

There is no way I can use it again – the scent is just too sweet, and even near my collar bones is too overwhelming for me. I truly wish I could say that this cream gives you an instant facelift, but I can’t bear to have it on to find out. 

If you like the smell of sweet roses then you may like this. I’d suggest going and finding a sample before buying a full priced one since this scent will probably make or break it for you.

Will I buy it again? No, I really can’t use with with the fragrance.

Will I finish the sample? No, again, I really can’t use with with the fragrance.

Here’s the breakdown:

Sample Size:  0.14 oz
Full Size: 1.01 oz
Full Size Price: $99.00
Sample Value: $13.72

FTC  Disclaimer: Not affiliated with nor compensated by Beauty Bar Sample Society  or any of the brands included in the box. Items purchased by me for my own personal use. For more information please review my disclosure policy.