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Miracle Skin Transformer Body SPF 20 in Glow June 3, 2012

Filed under: Review,Skincare — slagoon @ 11:35 am
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Today I bring you the Miracle Skin Transformer Body SPF 20 in Glow from my May Birchbox.

I received this in GLOW. My skin town is just a hint darker than Liv Tyler – so this was pretty dark on me. I figured that I could try to run with it and go for a tanned look. Not so much; It did not even out my skin at all. Some places were dark, other light, and my arms just looked streaky. On top of that it felt oily all day.  I do not think this product was right for me, though for people whose skin is a lot closer to the shade of the product this may work great.

Would I buy this product again? No, it just didn’t work for me.

Will I finish the sample – nope, into the trash it goes.

Here’s the breakdown:

Sample Size  0.5 oz
Full Size  3.38 oz
Full Size Price $34.00
Sample Value $5.02

 

 
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.
 

Pur-lisse pur-Protect SPF Essential Daily Moisturizer – Review April 6, 2012

Filed under: Review,Skincare — slagoon @ 6:57 am
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Today I bring you Pur-lisse pur-Protect SPF Essential Daily Moisturizer. This was one of the items in the March MyGlam bag. I had heard great things about the Pur-lisse brand so I was very much anticipating trying this. Because this was in a sample foil, I transferred it into a tiny craft jar in order to extend the use of it. As I was doing this the overwhelming smell of coppertone sunscreen hit me. Nevertheless I still wanted to try it.

This is a thick white cream. It didn’t feel like it fully absorbed, instead I felt like it left behind a film. After a few hours my skin actually started feeling dry.  I use a BB cream nearly every day as my daytime moisturizer and my foundation. I have never actually had my face start to feel dry using it. I figured something must be off so I tried again a few days later after following my normal routine for a few days. Again I used just the Pur-lisse. It really didn’t do what I was hoping for. My skin felt ok for the first 5-6 hours, but after that it again felt dry.

On top of it not feeling very moisturizing was the strong sunscreen smell. There is, to me, a reason that there are facial SPF products and others intended for your body. Having that strong of a scent all over your face (near your nose) is just not plesant. The smell stuck around for the first hour or so. I don’t know if it faded away or if I just got used to it, either way not my thing.

Overall this product just didn’t do it for me. I might have had too high expectations, but then again I really want any product I buy to perform great. I’m glad I tried this as a sample as opposed to having purchased it.

Will I buy it again? No, I have a suncscreen I like, I have a moisturizer I like, and I have a BB cream that does both.

Will I finish the sample? I don’t think so

Here’s the breakdown:

Sample Size 0.14 oz
Full Size 11.7 oz
Full Size Price $55.00
Sample Value $0.66

FTC Disclaimer: Not affiliated with nor compensated by MyGlam 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.

 

Dr. Jart+ Premium Beauty Balm Review September 20, 2011

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.

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