Skincare

C.O. Bigelow Cucumber Skin Tonic Review

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After I do this last review I promise to stop tortuing you with my C.O. Bigelow haulage. Honest, I will, maybe…..I’ll possibly stop…no promises k?

On the menu today we got stupid cheap C.O. Bigelow Skin Tonic for Dry Skin and the Muse likey!

Check after the jump!

Dry skin chicas rejoice at an ultra light, gel-like, moisturizing skin tonic to cool and refresh skin without alcohol! This slippery smooth gel toner is fantastic for Summer wear if you’re wanting to forgo moisturizer. Saturate a cotton pad and smooth onto your face for a cool burst of cucumber scented toner that moisturizers your skin and preps it for makeup.

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I’m in lust with this stuff.

It’s $12 bucks for a big old bottle and simply grand for warm, humid days. It feels nice and cool on my face and it’s ideal for ditching my regular facial cream for. The formula is a very light, runny gel which absorbs into skin easily without being tacky or sticky. The lack of alcohol is a great treat as alcohol bases are legendary for drying skin out.

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Who might like this?
  • Anyone who wants a cool, refreshing toner in a non-mist or liquid formula.
  • Anyone who has dry skin but doesn’t feel the need for rich moisturizing creams in the hot weather.
  • Anyone who wants a budget toner that gives skin a dewy finish!

Overall, it’s an absolute steal for a large bottle and a rather great little must have for fresh Summer skin.

Muse Approved for purchase.

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Loves it!

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Jane Iredale D2O Hydration Spray Review

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I’m on this kick lately for moisturizing toner mists. I think it’s the warm weather but I just feel the need to forgo moisturizer in the morning in favor of a mist down with a hydrating toner that acts in the place of my normal lotions and potions. Recently my obssession with misting toners has turned to the likes of Jane Iredale D2O Hydration Spray.

Jump ahead to hear what I think!

Incredible! I love this stuff.

First off the bad news.

It’s 2oz in size and $17.50 ouchie. Wish it was a little bigger for the price but no worries I’ll totally repurchase when I’m done with my 2oz bottle as it’s darn good stuff.

Jane Iredale D20 Hydration Spray contains a blend of chamomile and myrrh to sooth and refresh skin. The mist is scented with Ylang Ylang which gives off a heavy herbal scent, quite pleasant. You can use the mist in any number of ways such as in the place of facial moisturizer, or for setting mineral makeup, to hydrate skin on the fly, or oily skin users can indulge in this as a primary moisturizer thus avoiding richer face creams.

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About 2-3 mists is all you need as the sprayer doses face very nicely with product. It has a slightly glycerin-like feel but dries down to a dewy, fresh finish. It’s since taken the place of my normal facial cream for Summer. I doubt I’ll be able to get away with it once Winter sets in but at the moment it’s just perfect for spraying down with for moisturizing and hydrating my skin.

You’ll like this if:

  • Your skin isn’t too dry at the moment and you aren’t in need of a heavy facial moisturizer
  • Your skin is oily and you’d like a tool for hydrating your face without over doing it
  • You want a cooling mist to set mineral or powder foundations.
  • You want to have a toner on hand for hydrating your skin throughout the day without having to redo makeup

Overall, Jane Iredale D20 Hydration Spray is a real winner. I’m loving this for Summer easy, fuss free moisture in the heat.

Total Muse Approval for Purchase!

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Likey!

Anyone try it before?

What are some of your fav toner mists?

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Happy Haulin’!

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Jurlique Lavender Hydrating Mist Review

Remember Soul Glo?


I dunno why but Jurlique translated as Jheri Curl for me thus Soul Glow came to mind….weirdness.

Anyway.

Even though my mind is morphing the name Jurlique I will say that I’m pretty impressed with the Jurlique Hydrating Mist I recently tried out and no worries it’s not meant for the hair so if you’re needing to tame your jheri curls best get some Soul Glo!


Click ahead for the rave!

Jurlique Hydrating Mist is available in four formulas which pretty much covers all face types. We got Chamomile for the sensitivity types, Citrus for oily girls, Lavender for flaky, dry folks like myself, and Rosewater to balance skin and maintain it.

I tried Jurlique Lavender Hydrating Mist as it’s the best fit for my dry skin. I’m absolutely in love with this mist and would change one minor thing about it. Let me get to the review than I’ll tell you about the change I’d like.

The mist is probably one of the best ones I’ve tried in my travels. It’s cooling, very moisturizing, and my skin absolutely loves it. It does have a heavy lavender herbal scent that I find lovely but if you’re sensitive to scent this may be a slight turn off. The mist is housed in an elegant frosted glass jar and the atomizer delivers a very nice burst of mist to the face. The atomizer on the bottle saturates the face big time, I haven’t run across such a nice sprayer like this on a toner before.


After use my skin is very nicely moisturized and I can skip using my normal facial lotion as well. Since it’s Summer it’s easy enough to skip moisturizer and just use this to get the moisture I need. Needless to say I probably can’t get away with this in the Winter but right now it’s ideal for misting on my face, giving a suitable time for dry down, and proceeding to follow up with my makeup application.

As much as I adore the product I’m not thrilled with the fact it’s only 1oz and $21. Eep! I wish they’d consider a larger bottle for the price considering the mist gets used up very quickly at this size.

Overall, Jurlique Hydrating Mist is a winner for me. I’d definitely purchase again but I hate having to be cautious how and when I use it due to it’s tiny size. As I can’t shell out $21 every two weeks for a 1oz size because I’ve run out so quickly. With this in mind I’ll be using the mist maybe once or twice a week.

If you’re looking for a little extra moisture or just want a mist that will hydrate and moisturize your face taking the place of your normal lotions and potions during the hot Summer this is an ideal product. As Winter approaches your skin will also be quite happy for the added moisture the mist provides.

Loving the product but not the size and price. Please Jurlique can we have a bigger size?

Anyone try?

Loves it?

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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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