Thursday, July 20, 2017

Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Crush Body Fragrance Mist & Brazilian 4 Play Moisturizing Shower Cream-Gel

Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Crush Body Fragrance Mist & Brazilian 4 Play Moisturizing Shower Cream-Gel


Sol de Janeiro is a line of gourmand scented bath and body care products. I’ve previously tried their Brazilian Bum Bum Cream, a firming, rich body butter and loved it. This time around I tried out two of their fairly new launches - the Brazilian 4 Play Moisturizing Shower Cream-Gel ($25; sephora.com) and the Brazilian Crush Body Fragrance Mist ($32; sephora.com). The Brazilian Crush Body Fragrance Mist is a very light mist with the same creamy coconut pistachio scent that can be used on hair and body. I’ve only used it on my body and think its a lovely mist for the warmer months especially when layered with the cream. It also tends to last longer that way than on its own. Its more of a very light mist that lingers on the skin and the scent doesn't change that very much. The longevity isn’t the best since its a body mist. The Brazilian 4 Play Moisturizing Shower Cream-Gel is a rich gel-cream that foams up pretty well and smells fantastic. A great one for just about anytime of the year and cleanses without stripping. The scent lingers around for quite sometime post shower and is great to layer underneath other Sol de Janeiro body care. If you love their signature scent, you’ll love both the shower gel and fragrance mist. 

Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Crush Body Fragrance Mist & Brazilian 4 Play Moisturizing Shower Cream-Gel
Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Crush Body Fragrance Mist & Brazilian 4 Play Moisturizing Shower Cream-Gel



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Monday, July 17, 2017

Dior Hydra Life Oil To Milk Makeup Removing Cleanser


Dior Hydra Life Oil-To Milk Makeup Removing Cleanser



The Dior Hydra Life Oil To Milk Makeup Removing Cleanser ($42; sephora.com) is a lightweight cleansing oil that helps get rid of long wear makeup. It turns into a milky cleanser when you add water and gets rid of most makeup, very effectively. I like to use a couple of pumps on a dry face and work it through until makeup starts melting. I then go over with a washcloth to get rid of everything and follow up with a second cleanser. Its a milld oil that does a great job, but it is quite fragranced and the fragrance does not dissipate quickly. The oil itself is great, so I can ignore the strong scent. Despite the thin consistency, it feels quite emollient and non drying. While I haven’t seen any residue when used with a washcloth, I do think a second cleanser will definitely help you get that squeaky clean feel. Overall, a great cleansing oil that is quick, easy and gets almost everything off. 

Fabulous Finds Under $15

A few fabulous beauty picks under $15 that I’ve recently discovered!

Fabulous Finds Under $15



Treets Traditions’ Foaming Shower Gel ($15; ulta.com) - A shower gel that comes out as a foam and smells fantastic. A little goes a really long way with this one and I absolutely love how very non-striping and mild it is despite the strong scent and heavy foam. Its a great one to try if you like fresh fruity summer scents and good, foaming shower gels in general.

Treets Traditions’ Foaming Shower Gel


Renpure is a line of natural haircare and this thickening Coconut Bamboo ($7.99 each; target.com) line contains extra virgin coconut oil for nourishment. I think its a great line for thicker hair types since it is very hydrating. I do like it,  but don’t tend to use on a regular basis since the shampoo and conditioner can leave a residue behind that helps heal dry hair but also needs a clarifying shampoo every few washes to balance it out. Still, a great line if you have thick hair or fine hair prone to a lot of flyaways.

Renpure Coconut Bamboo Shampoo Conditioner


EO Products’ Everyone 3-in-1- Lotion Unscented ($5.99; target.com) is an everyday fragrance- free lotion for face and body. So far, I’ve only used it on my body and quite like the soft, lightweight feel. Its a no-nonsense everyday lotion thats not too thick, yet manages to moisturize really well sans any scent.

EO Products’ Everyone 3-in-1- Lotion Unscented


The Extreme Long Lasting Eye Pencils ($2.99; ulta.com) and the Shine Shine Shine Lipglosses ($2.99; ulta.com) are two new launches from Essence. Essence is a great brand for quality, affordable makeup. I love the eyeliners - they are fantastic for the price and glide on super easily without any tugging. The colors are great, very unique and the formula is very long wearing and waterproof. The Shine Shine Shine Lip Glosses are slightly thicker and mildly sticky glosses. The colors are medium-sheer, the shimmery ones being slightly more on the sheer side. They are also very shiny and hydrating.

Essence Extreme Long Lasting Eye Pencils and Shine Shine Shine Lipgloss
Essence Extreme Long Lasting Eye Pencils and Shine Shine Shine Lipgloss
Essence Extreme Long Lasting Eye Pencils and Shine Shine Shine Lipgloss
Essence Extreme Long Lasting Eye Pencils and Shine Shine Shine Lipgloss
Essence Extreme Long Lasting Eye Pencils and Shine Shine Shine Lipgloss


Adrenaline Crush, Cabernet With Bae and Orchid-ing Aside are all new from Sally Hansen’s Travel Stories collection. The Miracle Gels ($9.99 each; target.com) are great polishes, formula and texture wise.  The brush is perfect to cover the nails in just a couple of strokes. The consistency was great and they all were completely opaque in a couple of thin coats. Adrenaline Crush is my favorite of the three!

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Travel Stories - Adreneline Crush, Cabernet With Bae, Orchid-ing Aside
Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Travel Stories - Adreneline Crush, Cabernet With Bae, Orchid-ing Aside


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