July 26, 2016

Obsessed with Kleenex Cotton Soft Pads

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Kleenex Cotton Soft Pads

East meets west with these brand new Kleenex Cotton Soft Pads ($4.99) that are one of several brand new facial complexion products that Kleenex released a few short months ago. Kleenex is a brand we’ve associated and possibly trusted our noses for years. There super soft tissues are a staple on my desk in the Winter! But now Kleenex is branching out into the beauty world with some fun and exciting skincare tools and products.

If you know me you know I’m obsessed with Shiseido Facial Cloth and Suzuran Lily Bell Patting Cotton Puffs. Well, actually, I’m just obsessed with any Asian facial and cotton cloth really. Don’t get me wrong, I like Swisspers as much as the next person but I always found Japanese cotton much sturdier and stronger!

Until now! I’m utterly obsessed with these new Kleenex Cotton Soft Pads. They not only do a great job removing makeup but you can multitask using them in a variety of ways with your favorite skincare products.

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July 26, 2016

Lipstick Queen Black Lace Rabbit for Fall 2016

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Lipstick Queen Black Lace Rabbit

Lipstick Queen Black Lace Rabbit Lipstick arrives for the Fall 2016. Black Lace Rabbit Lipstick is Lipstick Queen’s newest shade sensation. This mysterious, sheer black lipstick is like a piece of black lace for your lips. You can wear it alone to create a smokey veil over your own natural lip color or over your own lipstick to transform the color and create a smokier version of it. It’ll likely look amazing over a matte red lipstick!

The gold flecks in the formula play off the black shade and create a candlelit effect! Poppy King, founder of Lipstick Queen says, draws inspiration from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and her tumble down the rabbit hole. There’s even a gorgeous video that Poppy created with the fabled Black Lace Rabbit making an appearance.

With the wild success of shades like Frog Prince and Hey, Sailor! I don’t doubt that many fans of the brand will flock to get their hands on the very gorgeous Black Lace Rabbit shade.

I know I want it.

What do you think?

I’m always wanting to pull off black lipstick but obviously look like a dork! I def can do something sheerer though!

Lipstick Queen Black Lace Lipstick is available now at SpaceNK.com as well as at Barneys.com and on lipstickqueen.com. I hope to see it soon at Ulta.com and Nordstrom.com. Don’t forget Space NK’s Explore Sale is on! Using promo code EXPLORE60 gets you $20 off your $100 purchase!

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July 26, 2016

Lush Sympathy for the Skin Smells Just Like a Banana Smoothie!

Lush Sympathy for the Skin

I almost forgot how much I love Lush Sympathy for the Skin Hand and Body Lotion until just recently. I stopped into Lush recently when I noticed they were sell Dear John (you need Dear John in your life by the way). And I wanted to quickly rush out for a number of reasons one of which is the aggressive sales reps that want to demo bath bombs and two I tend to get into trouble at Lush and want to buy everything.

As I was clearing a path to the cash register with my Dear John loot I noticed Sympathy for the Skin on the shelf located off to the far right of the register. It was sitting there, shining like a beacon in the night, and I had a flash back to my first Lush purchases. I remember one of my very first Lush hauls included a pot of Lush Sympathy for the Skin and I recall it smelled like like banana smoothie.

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July 26, 2016

Simple Hydrating Cleansing Oil Review

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Simple Hydrating Cleansing Oil

Simple Hydrating Cleansing Oil ($12.99) is a new cleansing oil that’s mineral oil-free which is formulated to easily remove makeup. I’ve been waiting for Simple Hydrating Cleansing Oil to arrive since hearing about it several months ago. Actually, it feels like a year since I heard about it!

But finally, it’s here and launching at drugstores. I picked my bottle up at Ulta.com but I’ve heard people successfully purchased it at the evil empire (Walmart). I was pretty excited about the launch of this cleansing oil but my biggest rant was the packaging which lacks a pump. Le sigh! I always find cleansing oils without pumps terribly messy as you likely no after reading my Origins Clean Energy Gentle Cleansing Oil review and rant. I also thought the smaller 4.2 oz size at $12.99 was quite expensive especially considering there are a few other drugstore cleansing oils available at around the same size such as Neutrogena Ultra Light Cleansing Oil and Garnier Nourishing Cleansing Oil that can be purchased for around $8 bucks at drugstores. Not to mention Japanese ones that are around $4 to $6 each at Sasa.com as well from Ebay.com sellers like AlphabeautyUK.

But the thing that bugged me the most, the hugest offense of all, was the fact that you can’t use it on your eyes. REALLY? I mean really? Cleansing oil you can’t use around your eyes? Let’s not forget a majority of Simple cleansing products such as their Simple Eye Makeup Remover is labeled as “Avoid getting into your eyes”. What!? Eye makeup remover you should avoid getting into your eyes? Typically I rely on eye makeup remove to remove my eye makeup but I wear waterproof mascara and sometimes my eye makeup remover doesn’t always get it all off. So, after I remove my eye makeup I proceed to follow up with cleansing oil on my face and around my eyes. But apparently, Simple Hydrating Cleansing Oil is also marked as “Avoid getting into your eyes”. Sigh…! This is beyond stupid to me.

Here’s my thoughts on the formula but they lost me at “avoid getting into your eyes” which saddens me because the formula is quite nice.

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