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.

Thanks for reading! ☺️

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.

Thanks for reading! 😉

Body Blendz Scrubs

All the way from Australia, comes one of my favorite body scrubs.

I must admit that I am only an occasional scrubber, so I may not see all the benefits that these scrubs boast. I can however, attest to the quality of the product in comparison to other scrubs I’ve used. It smells great, is easy to use, and makes my skin feel amazingly soft afterwards.

All scrub options are a coffee variation and come in a 200 gram packet for $19.95. It is an ample amount with plenty of product for several scrub sessions.

Scrub Options: 

  • Coffee Scrub
  • Coconut Delight
  • Oats Oats Baby
  • Sugar Daddy

Their website describes the benefits of each scrub variation as below:

Our Sugar Daddy Scrub is highly moisturising and highly recommended for use on sensitive skin. It’s perfect for helping reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It aids in treating ingrown hairs, eczema & Keratosis Polaris (the little red spots on the back of your arms and legs), all whilst keeping your skin supple, firm and youthful. 

Our Coffee Scrub is packed with active ingredients like Caffeine & Sea Salt, which are perfect for targeting cellulite & stretch marks. It is suitable to treat acne, reduce redness and improve skin tone & texture. 

Our Coconut scrub is highly hydrating and great for skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis. The essential oils remove dead skin cells, clear away dirt, grime and remove make-up. It can also aid in shrinking wrinkles, preventing cellular ageing and protect against sun damage. 

Our Oats Scrub is perfect for relieving itchiness, rashes & dry flaky skin. It also increases the natural production of collagen, which aids in smoothing out stretch marks. The oats scrubs also target cellulite, stretch marks, acne, eczema & psoriasis.

    Scrub frequency recommendations from the Body Blendz website:

    We recommend 2 to 3 scrubs a week is perfect to get that glowing, radiant skin you desire and to target stretch marks and cellulite. Make sure to leave the scrub on for 5 to 10 minutes each session for best results.

    Body Blendz also has new body wraps and a new mandarin body scrub, which both look amazing and I can’t wait to try.

    Do you have a scrub that you love? Let me know what your favorite is… thanks for reading! 🙂

    Wish

    By now, most people have heard of Wish. For those of you who have not, Wish is an online shopping app, that has TONS of beauty related products, and several other things too. But for the purpose of this post, I wanted to focus on the beauty product element of Wish.

    First let me start by saying, I was extremely skeptical when I originally downloaded the app. They have beauty products listed on there, from brushes to lashes, and everything in between. The prices are CRAZY low, so… of course I figured there had to be some kind of catch, right?!

    Inevitably, I threw caution to the wind and placed an order for the items you see pictured above.

    Let’s start with the lashes. Super long, great quality, and best of all, I got five pairs for $1. For those of you that try a lot of different lashes, like I do; these were about the same quality of Red Cherry or Eyelure. They fit the length of my eyelid and were flexible and easy to apply.

    The beauty puffs… These were also $1 for a pack of four. If you are expecting to get a Beauty Blender for that bargain price of a quarter, you are mistaken here. These are decent for applying powder in a baking situation, but not much else.

    The pore strip masks… I love these. It is a peel off mask that smells fantastic. It cleans out your pores great and leaves your face feeling clean and unclogged afterwards. These come in a pack of ten for, you guessed it…A DOLLAR!

    The brush set… I have yet to splurge for the real deal on these luxury brushes, but the set from Wish is okay. Not great, and not horrible…Just okay. These were the most pricey product I purchased off the Wish app, at a whopping $10 for ten brushes varying in size.

    Overall Wish is a good place to start for items you want to try.. Especially if you are on a tight budget, but must satisfy your need for beauty products. Many items start for $1… Yes A DOLLAR!

    What have been your favorite products you’ve purchased off the Wish app. (or maybe products we should avoid in the future)?

    Thanks for reading!! 🙂

    NYX Vivid Brights Liners

    NYX has done it again! The NYX Vivid Brights liners are so amazing. These relatively new liners are so fun and creative. They come in nine different shades, pretty much every color of the rainbow (literally); and for only $7 a piece, it’s easy to collect them all. Which you will indeed want to do.

    The color payoff is bright and vivid (as the name suggests). It is an easy to apply liquid liner with a brush applicator. I would easily give these liners a 10/10 because of their price point, their versatility (as they can be used in so many ways), and because of the range of color choices.

    Photo Information: NYX Vivid Brights in shades (top to bottom) Vivid Fire, Vivid Petal, Vivid Halo, and Vivid Blossom.

    Fyrinnae Cosmetics

    One of the few completely independent cosmetic companies out there, and operating out of the Pacific Northwest, Fyrinnae Cosmetics has found a new and loyal customer in me. 

    I recently came across the mention of Fyrinnae in a Pinterest post about cosmetic companies that you may have never heard of, but should check out… So I did!

    Fyrinnae is a cruelty-free and vegan cosmetic company that produces and packages their own cosmetic line that includes eyeshadows, lip colors, blushes, highlighters, finishing powders, and primers.

    I purchased two of their lip lustres in shades Pygmy Hippo and Ominous. They cost $7. They are absolutely one of the softest lip products I have ever used, almost a velvety texture. 

    Their website  describes the product as: Fyrinnae’s Lip Lustres are not like lipgloss. This unique product is a non-sticky lipcolour, nearly as solid as lipstick, leaving rich colour on your lips but no goopy tackiness. They are a rather “dry” product because we pack as much colour into them as possible, but the ingredients are not drying. This means, due to the high concentration of natural butters, they are thinner in a warm environment, thicker when it’s cool, but are a solid product. Lustres have a slight vanilla scent.

    I also purchased a couple of the Fyrinnae eyeshadows in shades Aphrodite’s Evening Gown (which is one from their Arcane Magic line), and Dressed to Kill that range in price from $6-$7. The color payoff with both of these was great and long lasting. The product was very easy to work with and buildable.

    Their website describes their eyeshadows as: Our loose shadows are not dry powder, but contain synthetic oil and other ingredients which cause them to appear clumpy or sometimes form tiny balls of shadow (easily used as-is or crushed). They are supposed to look and feel this way. The inclusion of these ingredients often lends to richer color and longer wear, and helps reduce fallout during application. Fyrinnae’s Arcane Magic Eyeshadows are specialized colours with a highlight which changes hue depending on how the light hits it.

    For the very inexpensive price, you get a very high quality product (which is nice). As an added bonus they also sent me a sample size of an additional eyeshadow when they shipped out my order…super cool! 

    The product packaging is simple and not really anything special to look at, but it’s what’s inside the packaging that you are assured to be impressed with.

    Thanks for reading! 🙂

    Photo Information: Top photo – Fyrinnae Lip Lustre in shade Pygmy Hippo on lips. Fyrinnae Eyeshadow in shade Aphrodite’s Gown on lower lash line. Bottom photo – Fyrinnae Eyeshadow in shade Dressed to Kill.

    Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick


    Smooth, silky, and long lasting! Jeffree Star’s Velour Liquid Lipstick is one you’ll want to add to your ever growing cosmetics collection. This liquid to matte lipstick goes on velvety smooth, and dries to a soft matte finish, with no stickiness or clumping.

    Available in 26 shades, from Drug Lord (bright white) to Weirdo (blackest of blacks), and every color in between. 

    Each lipstick costs $18, and is well worth every penny. This is a product where you get what you pay for (and even at $18, it’s a bargain).

    Photo Information: Top Photo – Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick in shades Celebrity Skin and Redrum, Middle Photo – Closeup of shade Redrum, Bottom Photo – Shade Redrum accented with NYX White Liquid Liner, NYX Black Liquid Liner, and NYX Vivid Brights Liner in shade Vivid Petal.