Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Foot Nanny Olive Oil Moisturizing Power Kit

Foot Nanny Olive Oil Moisturizing Power Kit Review, Photos

Foot Nanny is a brand new to me and their Olive Oil Moisturizing Power Kit ($69; footnanny.com) is a smoothing, moisturizing foot care kit that can be used at home for a quick pedicure session. The kit comes with a Foot Nanny Rescue buffer, a mini foot massager, a pair of cotton socks and Foot Nanny’s Olive Oil infused foot cream. The Dry Butter works as a callus smoother and helps remove dry and dead skin when used on dry feet. It is the first step and helps smoothen nicely without being too harsh on the skin. The Arch-N-Ball massager feels great on tired feet and works especially great after soaking feet in warm water. I would recommend going easy on it though since it can feel a little intense for some. The Olive Oil Infused Whipped Foot Cream has a really nice texture and consistency that can be used with or without the socks since it does absorb pretty quickly. It is fragrance-free and helps seal in moisture as the final step. A little bit goes a really long way with the foot cream and it comes in a generously sized tub as well. Overall, it's a great kit to pamper yourself with an at home pedicure and the foot cream is something that can be used everyday to maintain the heels and feet feeling and looking soft and moisturized.

Foot Nanny Olive Oil Moisturizing Power Kit

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Monday, September 20, 2021

End Of Summer Beauty Finds Under $20

Some great makeup, skin and haircare finds under $20!

C’est Moi is a great brand that makes makeup and skincare at affordable prices. I tried a couple of sunscreens - The Sunshine Mineral Sunscreen for Face and Body ($14.99; target.com) and the Gentle Mineral Sunscreen Lotion ($15.99; target.com) from the line and really liked the gentle formula and how nicely it works on sensitive skin. It's a lovely texture too, very smooth, and since these are physical sunscreens, they do leave a whitish cast, but it does absorb into the skin pretty quickly.

C'est moi Sunscreens Review, photos

The Essence Daily Dose Eyeshadow Palettes ($7.99; ulta.com) are travel friendly eyeshadow palettes from Essence. The pigmentation on these can be built up, but some are more pigmented than the others, especially the metallics. They don’t have a ton of fallout and have a smooth, blendable texture.

Essence Daily Dose Eyeshadow Palettes Review, photos

The PhotoReady Rose Glow Face Mist ($13.99; ulta.com) is a fabulous makeup setting spray from Revlon. It has a nice fragrance and helps keep my makeup looking dewy and sets everything in place. The formula doesn’t feel tacky and is quite gentle too. The formula is better suited for drier skin types than oily.

Revlon PhotoReady Rose Glow Face Mist Review, Photos

The L’Oreal Bambi Oversized Eye Mascara ($9.99; target.com) is a volumizing mascara from L’Oreal that also helps with holding the curl for short, stubby lashes like mine. I love the brush on this one and the formula doesn’t flake or feel crunchy. It also does a good job of lengthening lashes and doesn’t smudge through the day.

L’Oreal Bambi Oversized Eye Mascara Review, Photos

The L’Oreal Infallible Pro Pump Gloss ($7.99; target.com) is a pigmented, plumping lip gloss that adds a subtle plumping effect and a ton of shine. The shade range is beautiful and the formula is very moisturizing. I also love the wand and how easy and smooth it is so apply!

L’Oreal Infallible Pro Pump Gloss Review, Photos, Swatches

L’Oreal Infallible Pro Pump Gloss Review, Photos, Swatches

The Neutrogena Clarify & Shine Healthy Scalp Scrub with Pink Grapefruit ($9; walmart.com) is an energizing scalp scrub that I like to use as a weekly detox for my scalp in rotation to other treatments. I like to use this when I feel like there’s a bit of product buildup or on days I need a squeaky clean scalp without drying it out too much. It is quite balancing and helps a little bit with controlling the oils too.

Neutrogena Clarify & Shine Healthy Scalp Scrub with Pink Grapefruit Review, photos

The Aveeno Sunflower Oil Blend Shampoo ($6.99; target.com) is a moisturizing shampoo for anyone with dry hair. It is a gentle formula and free of sulfates. I like Aveeno’s range of shampoos - they are fabulous for the price and a great drugstore pick. I would recommend a clarifying shampoo in between uses if you tend to use this regularly since it can leave a bit of a buildup, but that apart, it is a good moisturizing shampoo with a nice ingredients list.

Aveeno Sunflower Oil Blend Shampoo Review, Photos

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Thursday, September 16, 2021

a drop d'Issey By Issey Miyake

A Drop d'Issey By Issey Miyake Review, photos

A Drop d’Issey Eau de Parfum ($111; shop.nordstrom.com) is a new fragrance launch by Issey Miyake. It's a creamy, warm floral with notes of Almond Milk, Damask Rose, Lilac, Star Anise, Orange Blossom, Vanilla, Musk, Ambroxan and Atlas Cedar. The bottle is beautiful, very unique and the fragrance itself is something I’d wear all through the year. The opening is very floral, but not too heady, light and crisp with the rose and almond notes being the most prominent. The Lilac and Orange Blossom peek through as the fragrance settles down and linger until dry down. The creamy musk and vanilla add a touch of softness during dry down and keep the fragrance very interesting. It is quite a sophisticated fragrance without too much of sweetness and also one with great longevity, even on a hot summer day. Overall, I’d definitely recommend A Drop d’Issey if you like florals with a hint of creaminess and sophisticated rose based fragrances for anytime of the year!

A Drop d'Issey By Issey Miyake Review, photos, notes

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