May 31, 2013

I'm moving!

Hi Everyone,

I just wanted to let you all know that I'm moving blogs to:

There are a lot of things going on in my life that can't be captured on a beauty blog, so I've created a "life" blog where you can still find my posts on makeup and skincare products, as well as all the other things that are going on in my life.

Hope to see you there!

May 28, 2013

Product Review: Jurlique Purely Bright Mist Spray

Hi Everyone!

I'm back again with a product review on the Jurlique Purely Bright with VitaBrightKX Mist Spray.  Sorry the picture is a little blurry.  I took it with my phone and it looked better on the phone.

Anyways, Jurlique is a brand I was introduced to by my aesthetician at Ann Karen Spa.  I was curious as that was the first time I had ever used it and I've heard good things about Jurlique "all natural" philosophy.

This was a full sized glass bottle of the Purely Bright Mist Spray.  There was quite a lot in it.  Probably 2 months worth of product for morning and night use.  I have to admit that I'm not a fan of the spray nozzle as the mist isn't as fine as as I would like.

Vitamin C is supposed to be great for brightening skin.  I'll admit that I probably didn't read the product claims too carefully because there is only one claim and it's not a direct claim about making your skin brighter:

Hydrate and soften skin for a radiant glow.

In terms of hydration and softening, this mist does what it says.  It reminds me of the SK-II Facial Treatment Essence that hydrated and softened my skin, sometimes to the point where I wouldn't feel the need to follow up with a moisturizer.

In terms of radiant glow...  Okay, my skin looked radiant after spraying this mist and patting it into my skin.  But that radiancy lasted only for a while.  By the mid morning or mid evening, about 1-2 hours after application, my skin looked normal again, and by normal I mean a little dull looking.

I wanted to love this product to the point where I could confidently say that I will repurchase this, but I just don't know if I love it enough for a repeat $34.00 purchase.  I probably won't repurchase this, but only because I don't love it enough to spend the money on it.

Have you tried Jurlique before?  Tell me what you think of their products!

Thanks for stopping by!

May 22, 2013

Sephora Haul: May 2013

Hi Everyone!

I hope you all are having a great week so far!

I was really excited to get my new Sephora order in the mail because I had run out of day moisturizers and really wanted to get something new for the summer months.

I got the Tarte Maracuja Oils on clearance or something like that.  This was a huge thing during the Christmas shopping season, I think.  I figured I'd give it a try because I love the idea of rolling stuff onto my face then blending it out.  Haha.  I'm so lazy!

I remembered Gummy saying she really really really liked Koh Gen Do.  I figured I'd give this brand a try, especially when I saw that they have gel moisturizers, which will be perfect for summer.

I also got some freebies.  I'm not sure if I will try out the retinol eye cream by Dr. Brandt just yet.  I'm not in the mood to have a complicated skincare routine in terms of moisturizers for the cheeks, and other moisturizers for the eyes, etc. etc.  It's in the summer that I like to go simple too.

I am interested in trying out the Koh Gen Do Spa Gel!  It seems like it's going to be a great exfoliator.  I also think there's enough in there for 3 usages!

The two colognes at the top are for Mr. P.  He's tried the LaCoste before and liked it.  I'm not sure how the Jean Paul Gaultier will turn up on him.  The scents I like best on Mr. P are light and crisp, like Aqua di Gio or Bvlgari Marine.

Then Sephora sent a fragrance sampler.  I haven't opened it yet.

That's it for my short haul.  I'm really proud of myself for not going crazy and buying up other limited edition makeup!  It was in my shopping basket, but at the end of the day, I'm still trying to hit pan on blushes I bought back in 2008!!!

Have a great day!

May 15, 2013

Murad Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum

Hi Everyone,

I got this sample of Murad Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum as a sample in a Sephora packaged a while ago.  I just started using it last week.

One of the main ingredients is hydroquinone, which is a skin lightener.  I'm waiting to see the results this product can have on my age spots.  

So far, I really hate the consistency of this serum.  It's like putting glue on my face.  It's thick and slimy, then it gets tacky and sticky... and it never seems to absorb into my skin.  My skin always feels sticky, even hours later.

The good news is that this sample will last quite a long time.  So I hope to report back on whether or not this product really does lighten age spots and pigment scars.

Has anyone else used this?  Let me know what you think and especially how you use this product.

Have a great day!

May 08, 2013

Finished! April

If I finish something on the morning of May 1st, does it still belong to May?  Well, I will have a bunch coming up in May.

For the month of April, I finished this little bottle of Bio-Oil.  I liked to use it after my showers on my body, rather than my face.  It did a good job of moisturizing my skin through the night and into the next morning.  I can't say that it provided 24 hour hydration, but that's to be expected with most things.

I wish I had more, but it's okay.  This gives me plenty of reason to explore other oils too, or go back to my organic and DIY kicks.  :-)

I hope you all had a great week!

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