Skincare

C.O. Bigelow Triple Task Eye Treatment Review

I’ve been using C.O. Bigelow Triple Task Eye Treatment for a few weeks now in place of DERMADoctor Wrinkle Revenge and I’m kinda digging on it.

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Click after the jump for some first impressions and a bit of a review!

Few fun facts about my eyes…

I have a few fine lines, dark circles nothing dramatic but they are there if I don’t get proper rest, plus some puffiness. Mainly I’ve been looking for an eye cream for ages to rid myself of puffiness that’s one of my great concerns as I tend to wake up puffy. I’ve tried all the normal tips and tricks to get the puffiness down but to no avail, still puffy.

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One of the interesting things about C.O. Bigelow Triple Task Eye Treatment that captured my interest was the fact that it contained 3% Eyeliss. Eyeliss is supposedly a miracle worker for puffy eyes. Not many eye creams contain Eyeliss at least none of the ones I’ve been privy too and believe me I’ve tried alot lately. Strangely enough Eyeliss is sometimes found in concealers. I know Lorac is guilty of putting a bit of Eyeliss in their concealer as is Tarte which I think it’s rather fab as what better way to battle the puff than with concealer right? So indeed Eyeliss being an active ingredient in this sold me on it. Honestly, if Eyeliss was not listed I’d have skipped as I’m a bit of a snob and rather splurge on higher end eye creams in the hopes that the most buck will get me the biggest bang of results.

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Not surprising that up until now I really don’t see too much of a difference in my eye area but that’s no fault of the cream as I’ve purchased eye creams that are $80 bucks and rarely see any results. Puffiness is still there, fine lines are a tiny bit blurred but not erased by any means, and dark circles still firmly around when I’m caught running on 5 hours of sleep.

The good news is the cream is inexpensive and does a fairly good job of moisturizing my dry under eye area without causing milia. Richer creams have been known to create a milia problem for me but thankfully I’ve seen none of that with this. It’s a very basic eye cream that moisturizes but offers little else. I could also be jumping the gun here as I’ve only used it a few weeks so I may need to wait a little longer to see any long term results. I’m one for instant gratification and want to see visible results with one application but that’s a tad unfair.

Overall, C.O. Bigelow Triple Task Eye Treatment works nicely enough offering moisture where it’s needed but not much else…so far anyway. I’ll revisit this in a few weeks and update you on the process but I suspect not much will change. Honestly, it’s not all bad at all and quite a good moisturizing eye cream for it’s price tag which I can definitely appreciate.

Have you tried this?

Love it?

Would you be willing to try?

What’s your HG eye cream?

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Neutrogena Wave Duo

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Kinda weird I was discussing the release of a new Clarisonic a few posts back and now Neutrogena Wave Duo pops on the scene.

Neutrogena Wave Duo is the new and improved Wave Cleaner from Neutrogena!

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One of the main areas of interest on the new Neutrogena Wave Duo is it now has two speeds. One speed removes dirt, oil, and makeup where as the other speeds things up for a deep pore refining clean.

I was quite delighted with the original Wave when I tested it out several months ago so count me curious what the new version is like.

If you’re looking for a cheaper route and aren’t willing to dish out $200 for a cleaning brush this is something to consider.

You can get $3 off the Wave or $2 off the refill pads by visiting and signing up at the Neutrogena site if you’re interested.

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Use Your Face Cream On Your Legs: Burt’s Bees Carrot Nutritive Day Creme Review

Burt’s Bees Carrot Nutritive Day Creme is a moisturizing cream for sun damaged and aging skin. I have neither at the moment but I was sent this to review so of course I gave it a whirl. Burt and I are good friends and I like much of what the brand has to offer however Burt’s Bees Carrot Nutritive Day Creme wasn’t particularly a fabulous find for me in regards to my face!

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Find out what it did work for after the jump!

Burt’s Bees Carrot Nutritive Day Creme is extremely thick and quite waxy and greasy formula wise. Even my dry skin which normally sucks up any and all moisture it can get wasn’t too happy with this facial cream. I was quite excited when I first unscrewed the lid because I’m normally about diving into to thick creams especially ones for my face. But I did have to take into consideration it’s warmer right now and I wasn’t in need of such a highly moisturizing facial cream. I decided I’d try this as a night cream but turns out it’s far to rich to even use as a night cream. Hmmmm…what a terrible waste!

Good news is that Burt’s Bees Carrot Nutritive Day Creme isn’t particularly forgiving on my face but my rough elbows, knees, and jagged cuticles absolutely adore it. The cream is extra rich and moisturizing for my knees and elbows and it leaves behind a rather nice dewy, sheen on my legs. At $9.99-$14.99 in price for a rather nice size it’s well worth picking up for smoothing over rough skin areas such as cracked heels or feet for a quickie foot treatment, elbows, legs, and knees to whisk away dry skin and also great for moisturizing cuticles.

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Even though it wasn’t working on my face, Burt’s Bees Carrot Nutritive Day Creme multitasked amazingly well as a great general moisturizer for special spots on my body plus it’s price tag and the small amount I had to use on rough areas made it a worthy beauty on a budget find.

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Likey! Not a great facial cream but a rather wonderful rough area moisturizing treatment! I guess sometimes we have to find creatives uses for the things that don’t work for us and this definitely works well as a body moisturizer!

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Coppertone Oil Free SunScreen Lotion Review

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If I’m honest with myself I’ll admit that 30+ in an SPF is far too low. I’d rather sport 85 or more on my face but this hasn’t prevented me from recently falling in love with Coppertone Oil Free SunScreen Lotion SPF 30.

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I randomly purchased Coppertone Oil Free SunScreen Lotion recently when trying to sort through inexpensive drugstore SPF’s to review here on Musings. I actually put it in my cart and tossed it out several times as I wasn’t interested in such a low SPF. However, it did finally make it’s way home with me and I was pleasantly surprised how much I liked it.

The formula is a nice dreamy, creamy, quick absorbing, moisturizing SPF. I probably wouldn’t recommend it for anyone with oily skin however if you have dry skin it’s a god sent. Oily skin chicas beware even though it sports “oil free” in the name it still manages to feel a tad greasy upon first application. After it absorbs my face feels dewy and moist but not greasy or oily. SPF tends to make my face look like a mirror however my dry skin seems to like this alot and it absorbs easily without leaving behind a hot mess.

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With a $6 price tag and such a nice formula I find that Coppertone Oil Free SunScreen Lotion might make a fine Winter SPF. Wish this had a higher SPF because I can easily see it as being my go to for Summer protection. Good stuff.

What’s your favorite drugstore SPF?

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Soap & Glory Off Your Face Cleansing Cloths Review


Although Soap & Glory Off Your Face Cleansing Cloths aren’t going to change the way you remove your makeup they will make it easier for the days you are feeling a tiny bit lazy!

Soap & Glory Off Your Face Cleansing Cloths are a brand new addition to the expanded skincare collection from Soap & Glory that was released in the UK a few months ago. These new wipes are available in a pack of 25 for $6.99. Not sure I’m feeling the cheap factor here as you can probably get a cheaper brand of cleansing clothes or at the very least a bigger size for less or the same price. However, they won’t be Soap & Glory or sport the cute pink packaging I’m quite fond of teehee!

As with most cleansing wipes, Soap & Glory Off Your Face Cleansing Cloths aren’t going to remove waterproof mascara or harder to remove makeup however they are nice for having around for days you’re feeling a bit lazy and just want to wipe it off quickly. They have a subtle floral scent that’s quite pretty but could prove a bit much for those sensitive to fragrance. The wipes are quite large and thick which makes it easy to use one for your entire face. They feel quite gentle on my skin and don’t leave behind a sticky residue. Supposedly you can cleanse, tone, and with a bit of pressure exfoliate your face. Well, cleanse and tone yes but not really much of exfoliator, at least not for my dry as hades skin.


Soap & Glory Off Your Face Cleansing Cloths are a nice travel friendly makeup remover or good for those days you aren’t feeling the love for an entire skincare removal regime. Nice to have around for quickie clean ups but definitely won’t take the place of my other removal products!

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