Tree Hut Shea Sugar Scrub

Voted one of Allure’s Readers’ Choice winners in 2016, the Tree Hut Shea Sugar Scrubs are definitely worth trying out; especially if you are looking to get your skin summer ready. 

The shea sugar scrubs come in several different scent combinations, including: Coconut Lime, Marula & Jasmine, Moroccan Rose, Brazilian Nut, Tropical Mango, Pomegranate Acai, Hawaiian Kukui, Passion Fruit & Guava, Lychee & Plum, and Original Shea.

I have tried the three pictured above, and would absolutely repurchase them. It is a very gentle scrub that exfoliated very well and leaves your skin feeling very soft and moisturized. 

The application is simple and self-explanatory. You just scoop out the desired amount of product into your hand and apply in a circular motion to the area of the body you want to exfoliate. The sugar disintegrates as you scrub, and moisturizes your skin. Once you’ve scrubbed enough, rinse with water. I usually use this product while I am in the shower, after I have washed with soap.

So where can you pick up these scrubs to try out for yourself, you ask. Ulta has a large selection (actually I think they carry every single version), and they often have a two for one, or buy one get the second 1/2 off deal. But for the regular price of $7.99 (18 oz.) you are still getting a great product for an inexpensive price tag. I have also seen them for sale on Amazon and at some Bed, Bath and Beyond stores.

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Too Faced Papa Don’t Peach Blush

Back from the Too Faced archives comes the Papa Don’t Peach Blush. I have been wanting to try this for a while now, but finally the time has come and based on the last few weeks of using it, I am very happy that Too Faced decided to bring this new and improved version back into existence.

If you haven’t already heard the hype or you have yet to try this sweet peach out for yourself, let me give you the highlights. First, it smells AMAZING! Seriously, the peachy aroma goodness is definitely one of its greatest selling points. Second, the adorable packaging. It is cute and functional. The compact is a magnetized tin, and kind of reminds me of vintage makeup compacts. Third, and probably the most important is the sheer quality of the product. The blush itself is a beautiful warm and natural shade that has a good pigment, yet is buildable upon application to create either a very natural, radiant glow or a more dramatic, sun-kissed bronzed effect.

Other reviews comment on its versatility as a highlighter as well, but because my skin is so fair that is not an option I can speak of first-hand. Review after review also echo the positive qualities I mentioned above which clearly demonstrate the need to try this product out if you are in the market for a new blush.

Ratings:

For $30 at Sephora, Ulta, or the Too Faced website, you will get a fairly large pan of product (0.32 oz.), in which a little goes a long way. I’ve been using it daily for about two weeks now and it looks as though I just opened it. The imprinted image is still perfect! 

If you have any other questions about this product or if you’d like to share your experiences about the Too Faced Papa Don’t Peach Blush, please comment below.

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Invisibobble Hair Rings

So at first look, I must admit these did not catch my eye….but what changed? Here is a little back story. I am a natural brunette who has very light bleached blonde hair. It is very fragile and requires a lot of extra special care and attention to keep it looking healthy. Most days (if I am being honest) my hair is up in some sort of a messy bun, and like most girls, I would use the regular, circular hair ties (like these). While reading through various blogs and Instagram accounts that I follow, I came across a post about the damage that traditional hair ties can cause, and when I say damage, I mean breakage. The worst word to be spoken in front of any bleached blonde.

So I began to do a little research. I like to use Ulta as a starting point for research because they usually have tons of reviews for the items they carry. In my research I found that these strange looking hair ties were quite remarkable and were rated 4.5/5.0 (based on 106 reviews). Many people stated that they did not hurt their head like other types of hair ties, that they don’t pull or break the hair, that they do not leave an indent pattern on the hair when removed and the list goes on and on.

First and foremost I wanted something that could easily be camouflaged in my hair. Second, I needed a hair tie that was sturdy and would hold all day without the need to readjust from slipping. Based on the reviews I read, I thought I’d try them out.

So glad that I did! These are a great product and the story behind the company is rather cute as well. One most women can relate to.

While a price point of $7.95 for a quantity of 3 might seem a tad high; once you try these for yourself you will quickly realize that they are totally worth it. I’ve even thrown away all my old hair bands. The Invisibobble hair ties come in a variety of colors, but I love the clear version because it is easily concealed when I put my hair up.

In the weeks I have used them (and again, I wear my hair up most days), I have noticed less tangling, more comfort throughout the day, and on a huge positive note, my messy buns have never looked better…BONUS! 🙂

These modern miracles are available at Ulta or on the Invisibobble website.

If you have also tried these, please leave me your thoughts in the comments below.

Thanks for reading!!

 

Soap & Glory Vitamin C Facial Wash

This is the second product I’ve tried from Soap & Glory, and again I am totally impressed. The first product I tried was their Hand Food, and to put it mildly, it is the greatest hand lotion in all the land. You can read my complete thoughts on the review I posted previously here.

So with the sheer amazingness of the first product of theirs I tried, I figured I’d press my luck and try another (with fingers crossed).

I was in the market for a new face wash, and while wandering aimlessly through Ulta, I came across the Soap & Glory display. Now first, you must know that I am a total sucker for great packaging. Soap & Glory has that indeed, big cheers to whoever is in charge of that.

Based on how impressed I was by the Hand Food hand lotion, I did not hesitate to grab the Vitamin C Facial Wash off the shelf. I read the labels, glanced over the beautiful aqua blue gel with little pink dots within and proceeded to place it in to my bag of purchases.

When I got home I placed it my shower so it would be ready to go. Before diving right in, I remembered how concentrated their hand lotion was – a little goes a long way. So I squeezed about a pea sized amount in my hand and went to work.  Wow! Wow! Wow! Foamy, refreshing, and cleansing! Loooooooved it!

I have used it ever since. Now I will be the first to admit, I do not have acne prone skin. It is fairly normal most days, and can get a little dry here and there. For me this stuff is one of my favorite face washes to date. In fact, I am still working on my first bottle. This stuff lasts forever! So for a $12, 11.8 ounce bottle, your money will go far, and $12 is extremely inexpensive for the quality product that it is.

For those of you who need more convincing, it has a rating of 4.5/5 on Ulta’s website, based on 249 reviews.

Also here are the details from the description on the Ulta website if you are still contemplating 😉

  • Face Soap And Clarity 3-in-1 Daily Vitamin C Facial Wash smoothes and purifies for super clean, fresh and bright skin.

With complexion-friendly, non-drying, easy-rinse ingredients including natural Superfruit Yuzu and Ultra-Soft Scrub-Beads, this high-tech foaming facial wash is a multi-tasking miracle.

• Cleansing, foaming and smoothing.

• Gently, polishes and purifies.

• Energizes and brightens.

• Strategically formulated for oily/combination skin.

In a nutshell, the Vitamin C Facial Wash from Soap & Glory is refreshing, effective, aromatically pleasing, and inexpensive. Try it for yourself! At $12, what do you have to lose?! My bet is that you’ll be just as impressed as me. 🙂

Of course you can find this product online at the Soap & Glory website, Ulta, and Target.

Thanks for reading, and let me know your thoughts below!

Soap & Glory Hand Food

Hands down (no pun intended) this is the BEST hand cream you will ever try! I am now on my second bottle and I love it still as much as the first time I used it. 

The formula is rich, without being greasy. It is super hydrating, and a little goes a long way. One bottle will last you a while. It absorbs quickly and does not leave your hands feeling filmy in any way.

There has a slight floral scent, but it is by no means overpowering. It just smells very clean.

Ingredients include macadamia oil, shea butter, and marshmallow. Sounds good enough to eat, right?!

The 4.2 oz. bottle runs about $8, while the 1.69 oz. travel size costs $4. I recommend getting both, as you can have one for home and one to throw in your purse.

Available at these locations:

Soap and Glory and Ulta  

Since we are in the month of December, this would make a perfect stocking stuffer for everyone on your holiday list!

Farsali Rose Gold Elixir

Magic in a bottle…. no, seriously! Once you’ve tried this product, and have incorporated it into your beauty routine, you will find it hard to live without.

First let’s start with the smell. The website describes it as an uplifting citrus aroma – which it is. However it is not overpowering or bold, just a nice sweet smell, that I believe has a slight honeysuckle aroma as well.

Next, the texture… it is super light and silky. In short, it feels great on your skin. It is super versatile as well. I have used it as a moisturizer for my face and lips, and to blend my foundation with my kabuki brush. Both applications are spectacular. Their website (Farsali.com) lists other great uses as well.

This product is for anyone and everyone as it is completely natural. The ingredients include: rosehip seed oil, pumpkin seed oil, 24k gold, vitamin E, lemongrass oil, and orange peel oil.

It comes in two sizes 15ml ($35.00) and 30ml ($54.00). I’d recommend just getting the larger size right off the bat, because you are going to love it.

Be forewarned – this product does sell out from time to time, so plan accordingly 🙂

Photo Infirmation: Farsali Rose Gold Elixir – Radiating Moisturizer.

Muddy Body Clay Masks

If you are in the market to try a new face mask, this is the one to try! Muddy Body Clay masks are nothing short of AMAZING! 

I recently purchased the Detox Mask, and Wow! This mask made my skin feel so soft and clean. I try a lot of face masks and never before have I noticed such an immediate result. My face felt so clean and refreshed that I didn’t even want to put makeup on after using it.. And I love doing my makeup! 

The clay masks come in three different versions: Detox, Refresh, and Relax. 

The Detox mask has ingredients of activated charcoal, coconut, and cacao; with noted key benefits of drawing out toxins and bacteria, and the promotion/repair of healthy skin cells.

The Refresh mask has ingredients of cucumber, matcha, and aloe vera. Key benefits include acne prevention, and skin moisturization and nourishment.

The Relax mask has ingredients of rosehip, chamomile, and lavender. Key benefits include the restoration of skin tone and texture; and prevention of fine lines and wrinkles.

Thus far, I have only tried the Detox version, but based on the results I have experienced, I will definitely be trying out the other two versions of their product.

For the price tag of $23.99 for a 2 ounce jar, the Muddy Body Clay Masks are a great value. I really like that it comes in a powder form because I try a lot of different products and this enables me to mix what I’m going to use with each application, which in turn allows for me to use the product with out it going bad or drying out like other masks I have purchased in the past.

There is a bit of a learning curve on how to get the water-to-clay mixture just right, as the directions are a little arbitrary. But it is easy to figure out by your second or third mask, so you aren’t wasting any product.