Glossier Balm Dotcom in Rose

Glossier Rose Balm Dotcom

As you may already know, Glossier is one of my favorite beauty brands. Their packaging and product marketing is top notch. I love that they’re constantly releasing new products, and this rose scented version of their Balm Dotcom is so good.

I’m personally a big fan of their original balm but little by little I am becoming more obsessed with products infused with roses. This rose version smells so delicate and fresh. The smell is almost sweet. I love it because it acts just like the regular balm, but the scent makes the product a lot cooler. Most of the time I use it on my lips (I love how long lasting it is!) but you can apply anywhere you feel needs some moisture. It doesn’t leave my lips shiny or sticky and in case you’re wondering it doesn’t leave a tint or color on your lips.

If you haven’t tried Glossier I highly recommend this balm, as well as the rest of the balm dotcom range. I think this is the best product from their entire line.

Want to see other Glossier reviews? See below!

1. Original Balm Dotcom

2. Coconut Balm Dotcom and Face Mist

3. Boy Brow


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What’s your favorite lip balm at the moment?

Bare Bottles: Products I’ve Finished No. 7

Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Smooth Conditioner and Mario Badescu Facial Spray
Happy Sunday! Why does the weekend go by so fast?! I haven’t had a Bare Bottles post in a little while so below are reviews of two products that I recently finished. Keep reading for mini reviews:
 
This conditioner worked pretty good, but it does not compare to their original formula, the 3 Minute Miracle Moist Conditioner. I felt like the smooth version wasn’t too long lasting. When I use the moist version my hair remains soft for a lot longer. Aussie products are great because they’re inexpensive and I definitely recommend their 3 minute deep conditioners, but I would recommend the moist one instead. I did a first impression of this conditioner back in 2014, check it out!

Okay this product is an essential for me. I love using this after I cleanse my face and remove my makeup. Another way that I’ve been using it is by spritzing some on a sponge that I use to apply my BB cream or foundation. It makes my skin feel hydrated. This facial spray is infused with aloe, herbs, and rosewater. Plus is only $7! It doesn’t get much better than that. Click here to read a longer review of this mist.

Stay tuned for more mini reviews on products I’ve finished. Meanwhile, what beauty product have you just finished and can’t wait to repurchase? Let me know in the comments!

Bare Bottles: Products I’ve Finished No. 6

Happy Fri-Yay! What are your plans for the weekend? Here I have my latest Bare Bottles post where I give you mini reviews of a cleansing oil (my favorite!), a body lotion, and a face mist. Read about them below:

L’Occitane Shea Cleansing Oil
This cleansing oil is seriously the best, and my ultimate favorite. You apply it to a dry or wet face and the oil turns milky. This cleansing oil not only removes all of your makeup but it also leaves your skin super soft. Once I massage it all over my face I then use a cotton round to take off my makeup. I love to use this at night before I hit the sheets. If you have combo skin like me, don’t feel afraid to use a cleansing oil. I promise this one is super gentle and doesn’t cause any breakouts. I highly recommend this product!

Kai Body Lotion
I picked up this lotion after hearing some hype about it online. I wanted to see what the fuss was about. This lotion is made up of safflower seed oil, apricot kernel oil and cucumber fruit extract. For me the smell is a little hard to get use to at first, but after continuing to wear it I ended up liking the scent. It is definitely a unique scent that I haven’t smelled on any other lotion before. Kai products are also all sulfate, paraben, and phthalate free.

Glossier Rosewater Soothing Face Mist

You know about my fascination with face mists, right? I need to have one at all times. This one from Glossier was not a total home run for me. I will say that it is refreshing just how a face mist should be, but I did not like the smell of this rosewater spray. It has a chemical rose smell that reminds me of the nasal spray I use to combat my spring allergies (read about my first impression of it here). I’ve actually grown fond of rose scents and when I think of an authentic pure rose scent I immediately think of my Santa Maria Novella Acqua Di Rose. But to each their own: my sister ended loving this Glossier mist so much that she has been begging me to purchase it again for her.

Have you tried any of these products? Let me know in the comments!

TonyMoly Red Wine Face Mask Sheet

TonyMoly Red Wine Face Mask Sheet (Pore Care)

After having this pack of masks stored in my beauty stash for over five months, I knew this weekend was the perfect time to finally use them. This pore care red wine face mask from Korean brand TonyMoly was exactly what I needed to help my lately unusual problematic skin. I have no idea why (maybe lack of sleep) but my skin has been going haywire on me. Think dry skin, enlarged pores, and even a couple of breakouts which I hardly ever get.

This face mask which is jam-packed with different extracts including red wine, green tea, jasmine, and rosemary not only helps in minimizing the appearance of pores but it also hydrates and tightens the skin. This was my first time trying a sheet mask and I was pleasantly surprised. I imagined it to be a messy ordeal, but the mask fit my oval face perfectly and it was very easy to apply and to remove.

The mask itself is drenched in the serum containing all of the extracts mentioned above and it felt smooth on my skin. I never know how my skin is going to react with a face mask especially if I have to leave it on for 20 to 30 minutes. I left this mask on for 25 minutes and there was no itchiness or burning involved. My skin felt comfortable throughout the entire time.

After gently removing the mask rinsing was not required. As per instructions, I massaged the leftover serum all over my face. My skin felt a little sticky and very cold. But I immediately saw that my skin was definitely more bright and hydrated. I’m not too sure about the minimizing of pores. I guess to see a change in pores you might have to do one of these masks more frequently.

I recommend this product to anyone who is a newbie to sheet masks. These are easy to use and deliver quick and great hydration to your skin. Plus when you buy them at Sephora (which I did) you’ll get two of the same mask in one pack. And let’s not forget the price. These are super inexpensive coming in at $7.50. If pores aren’t your problem area, TonyMoly offers several different masks that targets others areas. I’m already looking into the clear skin, brightening, and hydrating ones.

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Dove Dry Spray Antiperspirant

Dove Dry Spray Antiperspirant in Cool Essentials

When it comes to deodorant and antiperspirant I’m always changing between the both. Most of the time I need a deodorant with antiperspirant because I sweat…a lot. But other times my hypochondriac self decides to put my body through “detox” and then suddenly stick to all-natural deodorant minus the antiperspirant. But when I do this I end up having to reapply throughout the day, and let’s just say I don’t have time for that.

So whenever I am in that phase of deodorant and antiperspirant I always use Dove. Right now I’ve been using Dove Advanced Care with Nutrium Moisture in Shea Butter, and I love it! It doesn’t smell too strong and it protects me the whole day. Plus after using this product for a couple of months I noticed that my underarms became clearer and the skin lighter – shaving problems!

Now that Dove has released their new Dry Spray antiperspirant line I knew I had to give it a try. Although I love my solid version, a sprayed-on antiperspirant just makes life way more easier, right? I tried the Cool Essentials one and I am pleased to say that I like it. The scent is fresh and it leaves me smelling my best. Plus the dry time is quick. One of the main reasons why I like this version is because there is no leftover residue, meaning no white marks. This dry spray is perfect to use when you’re ready to buy and wear that cute sleeveless top you’ve been eyeing from J. Crew (ahem, or that I’m eyeing).

Have you tried Dove’s Dry Spray line? What deodorant/antiperspirant do you use?


Disclaimer: I received this product complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.

Bare Bottles: Products I’ve Finished No. 4

Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream and Sebastian Potion 9
Happy Monday! Here is this week’s Bare Bottles post. I have only two products to review for you this week, but will hopefully have some more coming up. Read about them below:

I started using this BB cream when BB creams first started rolling out into the market. I think Maybelline was one of the first brands to have their own BB cream, but of course these types of tinted moisturizers can now be found anywhere. This one in particular I really like. It stays put all day, it gives me just enough coverage (I actually don’t like too much coverage), and it has SPF. This BB is perfect for everyday use. I apply it with my fingers or sometimes with a damp sponge.

Sebastian Potion 9 Travel Size
I first found out about this product on Pinterest claiming it works wonders on curly hair. Then singer Lorde confessed in a magazine interview her love for the product. I decided to try it out, but settled for the travel size version to test it out first. This product is a styling cream that is suppose to restore lost moisture. After using it on my damp curly hair I immediately saw a difference. There was less frizz than before and my curls became more defined. I ended up liking this product but don’t think I’ll pay for a full size bottle. To read a full review of this product go here.

Have you used any of these products? What products did you finish this week?

Mark Fix Me Up Multi-Benefit Scented Balm Trio

Mark Fix Me Up Multi-Benefit Scented Balm Trio
I have a slight fascination with multipurpose products and if they come in three I love them even more. That’s why I’m loving these mini balms from Mark. These little balms are small and were just too cute to pass up. The Fix Me Up trio contains three scented mini balms which smell like plumberry, lemon sugar, and coconut. They all smell so good! They are infused with argan and olive oils, aloe butter, and vitamins A and E. Pretty much perfect for the cooler temps! I’ve been using these minis on my lips for instant hydration and on my cuticles when they look a bit dry. These are also great to carry in your bag since they are so tiny.
Mark Fix Me Up Multi-Benefit Scented Balm Trio
I ended up getting this trio on sale through the Mark outlet catalog. Since this set is not available anymore I rounded up some lip trios that I’m adding to my current holiday wishlist. Click to see my picks!
Have you tried any products from Mark? What’s on your holiday wishlist?

Sephora Collection Purifying & Mattifying Mud Mask

Sephora Collection Purifying & Mattifying Mud Mask

A couple of months ago I popped into my nearest Sephora to browse for any new products. I’ve been needing a face mask that will help me battle oil and shine. I asked one of Sephora’s employees for any suggestions and she recommended their Purifying and Mattifying Mud Mask. She was quick to mention that this Sephora product was new and had a 5 star customer rating. So of course I had to give it a try!

The mud mask comes in this super luxe jar and inside the mask itself is a dirty gray color. I was hesitant to apply it for fear of an allergic irritation but the Sephora employee assured me that it will be gentle on sensitive skin. The zinc and copper in the mask is used to remove impurities and unclog pores, while white clay gently softens skin.

Sephora Collection Purifying & Mattifying Mud Mask

The directions don’t specify whether to put on the mask on a dry or wet face so I went with a dry face, although I don’t think either way really matters. I carefully applied it all over my face and noticed the herbal-y smell of it. It smells like something I’ve definitely smelled before but can’t figure out what it is. Ugh. But I promise is not a bad smell. Once you apply the mud mask it is suppose to turn a a lighter white color meaning the mask is now dry. The directions don’t specify for how long to leave it on but I decided twenty minutes was good enough. When my twenty minutes were up I removed the mask, which was actually pretty easy to remove (yay!), and my skin felt so clean.

It definitely does what is says by leaving your skin matte. My face felt smooth, and just how I wanted it, with no oil in sight. I definitely recommend this mask to anyone who has oily skin and needs a way to get rid of any oil buildup. You can absolutely notice a change the first time you use it. This mask is gentle and won’t irritate your skin. But of course you should test try a patch just to make sure. This mud mask is also a dupe for one of GlamGlow‘s masks (I can’t remember which one the employee mentioned) without the obvious hefty price tag.

Sephora Collection Purifying & Mattifying Mud Mask

What is your favorite mask? Let me know in the comments!