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June Jacobs: Green Tea and Cucumber Body Balm July 10, 2012

Filed under: Review,Skincare — slagoon @ 3:29 pm
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Today I bring you the June Jacobs Green Tea and Cucumber Body Balm that I received in my May Total Beauty Collection. This medium-thick white cream has a very light scent. I suppose it does smell like green tea and cucumber, but it is soooo mild that I just can’t put my finger on it.  My husband likes the smell though.

The cream is somewhat moisturizing – it is not intensive but it does give lots of moisture. For me, I couldn’t use it in the winter because I get far too dry, but it is just perfect for spring and fall, with something lighter yet needed for summer.

I like it a lot and if the June Jacobs line wasn’t so expensive I’d get it again.

Would I buy this product again? No, even though I really liked it, it is too expensive for a body balm.

Will I finish the sample? I did, and enjoyed every dallop of it.

Here’s the breakdown:

 June Jacobs: Green Tea and Cucumber Body Balm
Sample Size:   1.6 oz
Full Size: 7.0 oz
Full Size Price: $50.00
Sample Value: $11.42

FTC Disclaimer: Not affiliated with nor compensated by Total Beauty Collection or any of the brands included in the collection. 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.

 

Beauty Army January 13, 2012

Filed under: Makup,Skincare,Video — slagoon @ 1:21 am
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Physicians Formula Organic Wear Tinted Moisturizer – Review October 1, 2011

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I’m moving this week so everything feels crunched and weird. I’m having trouble getting to things that are normally pretty easy to get to – like sharing information with you! Anyway, I’m at work now and have a few minutes of down time so I snapped a photo then continued on with finishing my makeup.

Today I bring you Physicians Formula Organic Wear Tinted Moisturizer in Fair to Light. I have trouble with their color descriptions and as such have three, and once applied I can’t see a difference between them. I’ll try to do a color comparison another day. Anyway, the one in my stash at work is the Fair to light color. This tinted moisturizer only has an SPF of 15, which makes it fine for the office and quick runs to and from my car, but I stick with my Dr. Jart+ Beauty Balm (SPF45) when I’m going to be outside for more than 30 mins straight.

This tinted Moisturizer feels really thin and has a bit of a scent – maybe a light tea-tree sort of smell, but not overwhelming or obnoxious. It goes on smooth and even, as if you are only using a light moisturizer. Some people have called it greasy, but I’m pretty sensitive to such things and this one didn’t feel that way (unless I glob it on)

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