Lemongrass Spa Products Preview!

Hi Lovlies!

Happy Mothers Day. I hope you all enjoyed your Mothers Day whether you take care of your babies or pets! 🙂

 

I was sent complimentary products from Lemongrass Spa to review and I will provide my honest opinion on all the products! But for now, I’ll just give you guys the run down of what was in my package. I definitely can’t wait to try all of them out.

Grapefruit Lily Body Care Set

 which includes:

*Grapefruit Lily Hand and Body Lotion

*Pink Grapefruit Body Polish

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Travel Face Care Kit

*Gentle cleansing gel

*Hydrating Eye Cream

*Pomegranate Facial Polish

*Face Cream with Botanicals

*Pomegranate Facial Mask

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and….

The Foot Fetish Kit

*Herbal Foot Soak Step 1

*Walnut Foot Scrub Step 2

*Peppermint Foot Balm

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****I absolutely love the foot fetish kit without even trying it!! Haha. It’s pretty much peppermint. I don’t know, something about peppermint always gets to me. It has that calming effect on me!

I can honestly say, I do love their packaging and how they put everything together. From the black and white mesh bag to the pink mesh bag that my package came in.

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Weekly Freebies :D

Hey loves!!

Hope all is well for you all. Sorry I’ve been MIA lately. School is taking it’s toll on me. haha but i’ll be coming back soon! 🙂

This week I got tons of freebies, from http://www.freeflys.com/MoreFreeSamples.php . They usually send you an email every time there’s a freebie and they post on Facebook as well. I personally enjoy the Facebook notifications.

This week I got:

IMG_0574*4 piece sample of Snapple K-cups: 2 Peach Iced Teas and 2 Lemon Iced Teas (got this sample from Target.com)

*3 samples of the Maybelline Fit Me Shine Free Foundation Stick: colors 120, 220 and 355 (from Target.com)

*2 Maxwell House International Latte: 1 Suisse Mocha and 1 French Vanilla

*Sensodyne Toothpaste: Extra Whitening (from Costco but you have to be a member to get it sadly)

*Advil from CVS Pharmacy

*Schick Silk Effects Plus (was on sale at Walmart for 3.98 and had a coupon for $4 off. Basically FREE) 🙂 lol here’s a link to the online coupon:

http://coupons2.smartsource.com/smartsource/index.jsp?Link=RCRO6IQGVFIJA&MID=13513831&check=26024&Fi=26024&locale=en_US&sm=true&zipCode=90242

*Paula’s Choice Resist Intense Wrinkle-Repair Retinol Serum (got this from https://www.totalbeauty.com

There’s more to come! By the end of the month, I’m going to post my birthday month shopping haul. Go October Babys!! 😀

Gunilla of Sweden Nutrient Rich Body Lotion Review

Hey loves!

So sorry for the long wait in my posts! I just started my last semester of college and it’s already overwhelming.

I was given the Gunilla of Sweden Hydro-Organic Skin Care Nutrient Rich Body Lotion to try and review and have been playing with it for quite a long time now.  I have to admit I love it! But before I tell you why, I just want to give you guys the run down about this special product; its not like your average normal body lotion.

Lets take a look at the name brand lotion when you break apart the ingredients:

Name Brand Body Lotions

*70% is water: No nutrients, No Healing Vitamins

*10% Mineral Oil “Pore Clogging”

*5% Animal products “Lanolin”

*5% Harsh Preservatives

*10% Synthetic Fillers & Emollients

ABC-> Active Botanical Content is 0% (that can’t be good, right?)

Now lets look at the :

Gunilla’s Aloe Based Nutrient Rich Body Lotion 

*65% Organic Aloe: anti-inflammatory and proven to heal skin better than many prescription drugs

*12% Organic Pomegranate, Strawberry

*3% Natural Preservatives and Emollients

ABC-> Active Botanical Content is 77%(way higher thanthe name brand)

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The sad thing is that people want to buy the high end brands because they think since they’re paying lots of money for it, that it’s the real deal. But in reality, its quite the opposite. I’m not saying that I think people shouldn’t buy high end brands, I mean we all do it, I would just say not to buy so much.

The name brand body lotions as you can see has lots of different ingredients but none are natural, they’re mostly chemicals.

My Opinion:

The packaging label is adorable in my opinion. Its an oval shaped sticker with the border being gold.

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It smells like the beach to be honest. Like aloe and a little fruity. Its really soothing and makes your skin baby soft. I tried it when I had a sunburn and it felt like one of those after sun creams. It really helped with my sunburn! I was sunburned on my shoulders and put the lotion on twice a day, it was gone within a week but then it start peeling. Long story short, I used it twice a day and the peeling wasn’t all that bad from my experiences.

It’s 12.8 fl oz (380 mL) for the price of $25. Not bad at all!

Here’s a link to anyone who is interested about it.

http://www.gunillaofsweden.com/

Recap: Its an organic, cruelty free body lotion made with more aloe than water. Dermatologist tested, no parabens, sulfates, dyes, petrochemicals and harsh irritants. 100% Organic Pure Aloe Based

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40 beauty questions tag

Hey loves!

I found this 40 beauty questions tag from http://myclosetnbeautyfinds.wordpress.com and It looked fun so here it goes! (Btw check out her site, its awesome!) 🙂

Makeup:

1. What foundation do you use?

Maybelline Dream Nude Airform in 250 Pure Beige

2. What concealer do you use?

Benefit Erase Paste in Medium and Coastal Scents Eclipse Palette

3. Do you know your undertone color?

I believe it’s neutral.

4. What do you think of fake eyelashes?

I think they’re cute but I like it when they look more natural. (hint: the individual lashes are my favorite)

5. Did you know that you are supposed to change your mascara every 3 months?

Yup, But I don’t listen to it especially if it was expensive.

6. What brand of mascara do you use?

Maybelline, Physicians Formula, Wet n Wild and Eyeko

7. Sephora or MAC?

More of a Sephora person especially if I have a gift card. haha but I do have Smolder Eyeliner from MAC.

8. Do you have a MAC Pro-card?

Nope I dont like the idea of having to pay $35 for it.

9. What makeup tools do you use in make up application?

Beauty Blender, brushes, fingers, eyelash curler and a mascara guard

10. Do you use make-up base/primer for the eyes?

Yes, NYX Eyeshadow  Base in skin tone and occasionally Maybelline Color Tattoos.

11.  What about for the face?

Nope. But I did get a sample of the Benefit That Gal.

12. What is your favorite eyeshadow (color or shade)?

Um I would say gold and bronze tones as well as fuchsia and green.

13.  Do you use pencil or liquid eyeliner?

Both. Pencil: Smolder MAC and Liquid: Elf liquid liner.

14. How often do you poke your eyes with an eyeliner pencil?

A few times.

15. What do you think of pigment eyeshadows?

I like them and use them but it’s a bit on the messy side.

16. Do you use mineral makeup?

I did for awhile. It was called Micabella

17. What is your favorite lipstick?

Milani HD Advanced Lip Color in 102 Classy Nude.

18. How about lipgloss?

Revlon Colorburst Lipgloss in Rosepearl and Bordeaux.

19. What is your favorite blush to use?

NYX Blush in PB03 Angel.

20. Do you buy your makeup on ebay?

Oh Gosh, no.

21. Do you like drugstore makeup?

More like the word LOVE! 🙂

22. Do you go to CCO’s? (cosmetic company outlets)

I always heard about it but there’s none close to me. Sigh.

23. Did you ever consider taking make-up classes?

I took my esthetics class if that counts. We spent a week learning about makeup and colors.

24. Are you clumsy in putting on makeup?

I would hope not. unless you mean stabbing your eye and whatnot.

25. Name a makeup crime that you hate?

I have to say 2 makeup crimes on this one:

a. too much lip gloss,

b. the raccoon eyes.

26. Do you like colorful shades of makeup (lipstick,eye shadow) or neutral ones?

Both. It depends on the mood. Day events are usually neutral tones but evening events are more colorful.

27. Which celebrity always has great make up?

Penelope Cruz because she does the cat eye perfectly and Nancy Ajram (an Arabic singer).

28.  If you could leave the house using just ONE make up item, what would you use?

Eyeliner.

29. Could you ever leave the house without any makeup on?

Ya I’ve done it quite a few times. Sometimes I’ll just have a bit of mascara on.

30. Do you think you look good even without any makeup on?

I’m ok without it.

31. In your opinion, what is the BEST makeup line?

Hmmm..Maybelline!

SKINCARE:

32. How many times do you wash your face daily?

I try twice a day. Once in the morning and once at night.

33. What skin type do you have?

Normal to Dry Skin

34. What is your current facial wash?

TreSkinRX Prifying Cleanser

35. Do you exfoliate?

Yes!

36. What brand do you use?

For 2 weeks I’ve been using the TreSkinRX  EX3   and other times I use Bioelements Measured Micrograins.

37. What moisturizer do you use?

TreSkinRX Triple Defense Day Moisturizer with SPF 15.

38. Do you have freckles?

Nope, but I do have a few beauty marks.

39. Do you use eye cream?

I should but I haven’t found the right one.

40. Do you or did you have acne prone skin?

Yes in my high school years.

41. Did you ever have to use Pro-activ?

Nope, I never believed in it to be honest.

Those are all the questions! I tag everyone and anyone who would like to do this. Don’t be shy to comment! 🙂

The Week long extravaganza

Hey loves!

Hope everyone had a great week/weekend. 🙂

I figured I would do a weekly haul of everything that I bought this week. I made huge dent in my bank account but hey its ok, most of what I bought was on sale. 😀

weeklong haul 1

1. Aveeno Nourish + Dandruff Control Conditioner (Retail price $6.36) 

2. Aveeno Nourish + Dandruff Control Shampoo (Retail price $6. 36)

3. Maybelline Color Tattoo Pure Pigments in 10 Brash Blue (Retail $6.99)

4. TreSkinRX 2-week trial kit Normal to dry skin (Retail 14.99)

5. Maybelline Baby Lips in Peppermint (Retail 3.99)

**The two Aveeno Nourish + Dandruff Control products were free complimentary of smiley360.com.

*For the Maybelline Color Tattoo Pigment I only paid $1.62 because I had used the CVS $5 Beauty Club reward

*TreSkinRX was sent to me to review. (Look out for a review in about 2 weeks) 😀

*For the Maybelline Baby Lips I payed $1.07 because I had used a $3 CVS Extra Bucks.

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1. Lifeway Lowfat Kefir Probiotic Strawberry Smoothie (Retail $3.45)

2. Purple Tumbler (Retail $1) GO DOLLAR TREE!! 🙂

3. Rodan + Fields Essentials Foaming Sunless Tan (Retail $24)

4. Maybelline Color Show Polka Dots in 95 Blue Marks the Spot (Retail $3.99)

5. Gunilla of Sweden Nutrient Rich Body Lotion (Retail $25)

6. Rodan + Fields Overnight Restorative Cream pm (Retail $73)

**Lifeway Kefir were free complimentary of Influenster.

*The two Rodan + Fields products were sent to me to review. (Look forward to reviewing these two!)

*Gunilla Body Lotion was sent to me to review. Can’t wait to try this after getting sunburned at the beach! >_<

*Maybelline Color Show, I only payed $1.07 because I had used another $3 CVS Extra Reward Bucks.

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Last One I promise. 🙂

Payless Shoes had a clearance on flip flops and jewelry. The Flip flops were originally $9.99 and on clearance for $5.99. If you text either SHOES or PAYLESS to 747-474 to get a coupon text for usually a 20% discount.

Maybe in the future, I’ll post something about getting different deals and easy ways to get it. 🙂

VEET EasyWax Electrical Roll-On Kit Review and How-to

Who would rather shave or wax in the summer? Think about it. If you shave you usually have to shave once a week or once every 2 weeks. Why do that  if you buy yourself an at-home wax and wax every 4 weeks. Complimentary of Influenster, they sent me the VEET EasyWax Electrical Roll-On Kit to use and review.

The kit includes:

1 Electrical warmer with base

1 Refill Legs & Body roll-on

24 Hair Removal Strips

4 Perfect Finish wipes

1 Instruction Sheet

and

1 Electrical cable

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Instructions:

You’re supposed to heat it up for about 20 minutes but from my experience it was more like an hour at least.

Then you test the wax on a piece of paper to see if the wax rolls. If it rolls easy, then its ready to use.

Roll the wax with the direction of the hair growth.

Apply the  wax strip in the same direction of the hair growth and make sure you run your fingers over the strips so they can be more efficient for the hair removal BUT leave a space for you to be able to hold the strip.

Hold your skin taut (tight), and hold the loose part of the strip and pull the opposite of the direction of the hair growth.

Then use the perfect Finish wipes to clean any left over wax and to sooth the skin.

CAUTION: After waxing, the skin might be a little red but that is normal.

My Input on this product:

I wish I could say I like this product but I honestly am not a fan of it. First of all, it took more like an hour to heat up instead of the 20 minutes.  I waxed my legs and they were decent, it wasn’t perfect but it’s better than shaving. For The Legs & body roll-on refill, I personally don’t think that works for the underarms.

I would definitely buy a refill of a different body part roll-on and test it out especially for the underarms.

DISCLOSURE: I received this product complimentary for testing and review purposes from Influenster. 🙂

Influenster Sugar ‘n Spice Voxbox Review :D

hey guys 😀 hope ur all doing great!

I got this Influenster Sugar ‘n Spice Voxbox a week ago but wanted to explore everything b4 i wrote a pre
view hehe. lets just say i’m lovin it! This is my first Voxbox I got other than the Palmolive Infusion Dish Soap.

Products included in this Voxbox: (including prices and such) 🙂

1. Vaseline Spray & Go Moisturizer Total Moisture
$7.99 for 6.5 oz. can

2. NECTRESSE
$6.99 for 5.9 oz container OR $3.99 for a box of 40 packets

3. Dickinson’s Original Witch Hazel Oil Controlling Towelettes
$5.99 for a 20 count box

4. Colgate Optic White Regimen: 
Toothpaste:
$2.99 for 4oz tube
Mouthwash:
$2.99 for 8oz bottle
Toothbrush: 
$2.99 per brush

5. belVita Breakfast Biscuits
$3.69 for box of 5 packets of 4 biscuits

This week i’ll have more of a review on everything or a review one by one hehe. 🙂