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#SampleSunday | Honest Beauty Refreshingly Clean Gel Cleanser

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Honest Beauty Refreshingly Clean Gel Cleanser

It’s Sunday and that means I have a sample review for you! Today I’ll be taking a closer look at the Honest Beauty Refreshingly Clean Gel Cleanser.* I bought this, maybe? I really have no clue how this got into my collection. I thought I saw it in the check-out aisle bins at Ulta. 😅

For those who don’t know, Honest Beauty is a part of The Honest Co., which is co-owned by Jessica Alba. Honest Beauty is a brand that’s all about eco-friendly, clean products that are cruelty-free as well. Getting into the details of the cleanser, Honest Beauty states that the Refreshingly Clean Gel Cleanser is made… “with a botanical blend of Chamomile, Calendula, Yucca Root extract and Saponaria, this luxurious formula delivers a fresh, foamy experience that removes dirt and makeup without over-drying skin.” Additionally, Honest Beauty did a study of 325 women who claimed that after four (4) weeks of use, “95% agreed skin felt refreshed and clean after use, 94% agreed skin showed no signs of makeup after use and 85% agreed skin did not feel dry after use.” On top of that, Dermstore also states the product is ideal for those with all skin types ranging from hypersensitive/sensitive to mature skin and everything in-between. And lastly, the product is also free of sulfates, parabens and synthetic fragrances and dyes.

So, is this amazing? Does it leave your skin feeling refreshingly clean as the product line indicates? Let’s first take a look at the ingredients and then talk about my experience with the product. Read more…

July 16, 2017

#SampleSunday | Number 4 Clarifying Shampoo

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Number 4 Clarifying Shampoo

There’s nothing I love more than a good clarifying shampoo. As someone who washes their hair at most three times a week, one of those washes needs to be a clarifying wash to remove excess oils and product. I can’t stress enough how amazing it feels when your hair is just clean. Not stripped and dry, but clean and lightweight. While I currently have a favorite, I figured I should use the samples I have from all the boxes I’ve gathered. This brings us to today’s #SampleSunday, the Number 4 Clarifying Shampoo. We’ll take a look at what the brand claims the product does, a brief look at the ingredients and then my thoughts.

Starting with the brand claims, Number 4 states the Clarifying Shampoo is a, “weekly deep cleansing therapy that doesn’t strip moisture or color.” Additionally, the Number 4 says this is “…nutritive to scalp, hair and shower decor. It is the perfect go-to product for anyone desiring a deeper clean without sacrificing condition.” Number 4 also states this can be used weekly or daily to remove build-up or oils. Another note, this shampoo is free of sulfates and parabens and is vegan and gluten free.

So now, let’s jump into the ingredients and then go over my general thoughts on using this product. Below are the ingredients (as listed on CosDNA): Read more…

June 25, 2017

#SampleSunday | Ursa Major Fantastic Face Wash

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Ursa Major Fantastic Face Wash

I’m baaaack! First off, happy Sunday! Secondly, I have to freely admit, vacation and tattooing took a ton out of me. Not only did I need to catch up on a lot of stuff, but I was so drained from “relaxing” that I needed to relax more! But now that that’s all done with, let’s get back to business and back to blogging!

Today’s #SampleSunday is a green beauty find from the October ’15 Petit Vour box I received. This is the Ursa Major Fantastic Face Wash. This gel cleanser is marketed as being able to remove oil/grime, brighten and clarify as well as soothe irritated skin. Ursa Major also states that the sulfate-free formula is best for normal, combo and oily skin types. Additionally, the brand states the scent of the product is “a spirited fusion of premium, whole essential oils including cedar, spearmint, lime, lemon, rosemary, black spruce, owyhee, vetiver and lavender.

There’s not much out about this product, so I suppose I’ll do my best to confirm what I can and then give a bit more. So without wasting anymore time, let’s take a look at this cleanser. Let’s start with the ingredients (as listed on CosDNA): Read more…

June 18, 2017

#SampleSunday | Jurlique Lip Care Balm

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Jurlique Lip Care Balm

Happy Sunday! Hope you’ve been well since I last posted. I’ve been on vacation with the family here and it’s been pretty awesome. The evidence is all on Instagram. 😉

Anyways, let’s get to the matter at hand, a #SampleSunday! If you were a follower of my older blog, you’ll know I had reviewed this, but since I recently emptied a tube, I thought I’d do a revisit. So without further ado, let’s take a look at the Jurlique Lip Care Balm!

So first let’s talk about what the Jurlique Lip Care Balm is and what it claims to do. According to the Australian Jurlique site, this balm is a “…gentle moisturizer for dry, chapped lips.” Jurlique also states, “…this rich balm conditions and softens, keeping lips moist and supple.” Additionally, the inclusion of  Shea Butter, Cocoa Butter, Beeswax and Soybean Oil are all ingredients Jurlique claim to deeply moisturize and protect against moisture loss.

Knowing that, will this balm be enough for my extremely dry, chapped lips?  Inquiring minds must know! Read more…

June 4, 2017

#SampleSunday | SkinFood Black Sugar Mask Wash Off

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SkinFood Black Sugar Mask Wash Off

Happy Sunday everyone! I hope your week has been swell. It’s been busy in this household right now with weddings, graduations (I have a highschooler now!) and packing for our vacation. But in between all of that, I’ve got a #SampleSunday post for you! Today I’ll be delving into the SkinFood Black Sugar Mask Wash Off. This is a fairly classic K-beauty staple and a lot of people have a lot of positive things to say about it. In this review I’ll talk a bit about what it is, what the ingredients are and how I felt the product performed.

So what exactly is the SkinFood Black Sugar Mask Wash Off? According to SkinFood this mask contains “…organic black sugar granules that exfoliate and nourish skin for a smooth, clean complexion.” That’s not a whole lot of info, so I went to check out info from other retailers. Most other retailers added some floofy language, but essentially say the same thing. This mask is an exfoliating mask that you layer on dry skin and let sit for 10-15 minutes and gently massage off with water.

With that bit said, let’s take a look at the ingredients and then see if we can see what we have going on. Below are the ingredients (as listed on CosDNA): Read more…

May 28, 2017