L’ORÉAL Age Perfect Hydra-Nutrition Golden Balm for Face/Neck/Chest

I got the L’ORÉAL Age Perfect Hydra-Nutrition Golden Balm for Face/Neck/Chest for free because I used my $11.99 credit from my Amazon Beauty Box which was really cool.

First Impression!

I wanted to try this face cream on my dry spots and my first impression is that it’s a nice product. The golden colored cream is very rich and thick (it really is more of a butter than a cream) with a light musky/floral scent that smells a bit old-fashioned to me. I do however like that it comes in a glass jar.

My biggest concern is that it might be too rich for my skin. I’m OK with wearing it at night but as a day cream I thought it looked a bit greasy although it is a non-greasy formula. However I’m fine with it just being a night cream.

It did hydrate my skin very well and it did absorb quickly for me. Overall I interested in seeing if this does anything to my dry areas long term.

Spring 2017 Amazon Beauty Box

I decided to try the Spring 2017 Amazon Beauty Box this week. It cost me $11.99 and then you get an $11.99 credit with purchase of select items.

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Inside the box I got samples of:

  • L’Oreal Paris Age Perfect Hydra-Nutrition: Eyes & Face
  • Aquaphor Advanced Therapy Healing Ointment Skin Protectant
  • Gillette Women’s Venus Swirl Razor
  • Nivea Nourishing Body Oil
  • The Body Shop New Nutriganics Drops of Youth
  • Aveeno Skin Relief Lotion & Body Wash, Nourishing Coconut
  • Dove Body Wash, Deep Moisture
  • Crest 3D White Sample Kit
  • Acure Brightening Facial Scrub
  • L’Oreal Paris Revitalift Bright Reveal SPF 30 Moisturizer
  • Pantene Daily Moisture Renewal Shampoo
  • Tom’s of Maine Natural Powder Deodorant, Naturally Dry

I also created a video to show what I got in my Amazon Beauty Box!

L’Oreal PURE-CLAY MASK Purify & Mattify Mask Review

Last week I reviewed the red L’Oreal PURE-CLAY MASK Exfoliate & Refining Treatment Mask and the black L’Oreal PURE-CLAY MASK Detox & Brighten Charcoal Clay Mask. The red clay mask didn’t work for me but the black charcoal mask was amazing. So today I tired the green L’Oreal PURE-CLAY MASK Purify & Mattify Pure-Clay.

What’s to love?

The third mask in the L’Oreal Pure Clay mask line is the green Purify & Mattify Mask. It’s got Eucalyptus to purify and mattify your skin.

The scent of this one is nice too. It’s strong and you can definitely smell the Eucalyptus but I liked it. Upon application this mask did burn my skin a bit, again I think it’s from the Eucalyptus but the burning subsided quickly for me. I could feel this mask tightening my skin which was nice too.

After 10 minutes I washed it off with warm water and while my skin was a bit red it looked clean and tight. The redness went away after a few minutes and my face looked great.

So in order of favorites I like the black charcoal mask best, then the green Eucalyptus mask second and the red algae mask third. I would absolutely buy the black and green masks again.

Price: $12.99

L’Oreal PURE-CLAY MASK Detox & Brighten Charcoal Clay Mask Review

I’m on a roll today with the masks! Last night I used the L’Oreal PURE-CLAY MASK Exfoliate & Refining Treatment Mask and it just didn’t work for me, the scent was way to strong and floral. So today I decided to test out the black charcoal L’Oreal PURE-CLAY MASK Detox & Brighten Clay Mask and I love it!

I have always been a fan of charcoal masks and this one is amazing. It also just goes to show that you should test out all three of these L”Oreal masks to find the one that works for you.

What’s to love?

The Detox & Brighten is just what I love in a mask. The scent is much lighter than the Exfoliate & Refining Mask. It does have a very light fresh/earthy/floral scent but I like it.

It was easy to spread the thick black creamy mask on my face and as it dried I could feel it tightening and it had that cracking effect that I love. I could feel this mask working if that makes sense. Once the mask was dry (it took 10 minutes) I washed it off with a wash cloth and warm water.

I really loved the results of this mask. I’m not sure if you can see in the photo but my face was clean, dry and smooth with no reddness. I really do feel like I had a detox treatment and I think my skin looks brighter.

Overall I love theDetox & Brighten mask and am definitely going to get the full-sized product.

Right after application, after 10 minutes, after removal.

Price: $12.99

L’Oreal PURE-CLAY MASK Exfoliate & Refining Treatment Mask Review

I’ve been seeing the L’Oreal PURE-CLAY MASK’s everywhere and I’ve been wanting to test them out. Luckily I got 3 sample sized masks in my Target beauty box and the first one I tested out was the Exfoliate & Refining Treatment Mask with mixed results.

I really wanted to love this mask because I’ve heard such good things about it. The red clay formula (it has Rich Red Algae) is a medium consistency with a fine grit to it for exfoliation. I was easily able to apply a thin coat with my fingers as it’s super smooth and creamy.

However I just didn’t like the scent. It’s a definite floral aroma that just didn’t float my boat. I like the smell of the Borghese Fango Active Mud much better as it’s more earthy.

This mask didn’t burn or irritate my skin and it dried smooth. I actually like when a clay mask dries hard and cracks a little. I washed it off with a warm wash rag and it came off clean and easy. I did feel like my face was smoother after using this mask and I do believe it does a good job with exfoliation however I was just not blown away with the results as I could not get past the scent.

Price: $12.99

Target February 2017 Beauty Box

I’m super excited about the Target February 2017 Beauty Box which I ordered from Target.com for $10, and that includes shipping. The theme this month is “Hello Hydration” and it includes several masks. I’ll be doing full reviews of these products soon.

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Here’s what I got in my box.

L’Oreal Pure-Clay Mask single-use samples in Exfoliate & Refine Pores, Purify & Mattify and Detox & Brighten.

Masque Bar Hydrating Peel Off Mask single-use sample.

Sun Bum Sunless Self Tanning Towelette.

Schwarzkopf Gliss Hair Repair Shampoo and Conditioner.

W3LL PEOPLE Expressionist Pro Mascara.

Soap & Glory Face Soap & Clarity Facial Wash.

Raw Sugar Raw Coconut Mango Natural Body Wash.

I also got a $3 off $15 Target beauty coupon.

 

5 Favorite Drug Store Finds For January

Here are 5 drug store products that I’ve been using pretty regularly in January from Revlon, Maybelline, L’Oreal Covergirl and ChapStick.

I love adding drug store products to my collection as they are a great deal and quality products.

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Revlon Kiss Lip Balm In Juicy Peach – This lip balm has been living in my purse. I use it for mid-day moisture and the peachy smell cheers me up.

Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Treatment for Dark Circles – I’ve been using the Age Rewind almost every day now and am still in love with it. This formula tackles my dark circles for the right price!

L’Oreal Voluminous Feline Noir Mascara – Feline Noir has been my go-to mascara for January and you know me! I only use mascara for about a month and this one has done me well.

Covergirl Outlast All-Day Lip Color  – I had mixed review on the all-day lip color because the red was a little too red for me however “custom coral” looks great and I love the clear moisture stick.

Chapstick Total Hydration Lip Scrub – Again with the lips! I am now officially addicted to lip scrub and have noticed a great improvement to the condition of my lip. I also love the mint flavor on this one so much.

So there you have it! 5 drug store beauty finds that I love. What are yours?

L’Oreal Infallible Paint Eye Shadow Review

The new L’Oreal Infallible Paint Eye Shadow is a really interesting product with a lot of potential and uses.

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What’s to love?

This new two sided liquid eyeshadow from L’Oreal is a true paint and I have to agree that it is Infallible. It comes in 12 color combinations including: Mistress Noir (black), Shady Violet (purple), Navy Yard (navy/pink), BRB Blue (blue/grey), Aqua Aura (aqua/sand), Mint Detox (green), Army Camo (olive), Jet Set Blonde (yellow/white), Sunset Fire (red), Cool Ivory (white), Nude Fishnet (beige), Brown Sugar (brown).

I chose the Aqua Aura shade. I love that this product comes in big bold colors. These would be great for holiday or costume make-up too as the color does not budge!

Each side is a liquid eyeshadow that you apply with a doe foot. The aqua side is more of a sheen while the sand side is a shimmer. The product has no scent and applies like a cream.

You have a good deal of choices with application too. You can go dark by just applying and letting it dry and it’s buildable. Or you can blend it which is what I did. I used an eye shadow primer which makes the product even more blendable. Once it’s dry however you really can’t blend much. It does dry like paint but with no cracking.

I don’t usually wear blue eye shadow but I wanted to be a little different and I think it looks nice.

If you’re young I think the possibilities are endless with this product. Green would make a great St. Patrick’s Day look or you could do a cool Pokemon inspired style with yellow, white and red.

Also check out my Target Maybelline Haul on YouTube!

L’Oreal Voluminous Feline Noir Mascara Review

I got this full-sized L’Oreal Voluminous Feline Noir Mascara in my Winter Beautycon Box and it’s a really, really nice product! Ooo la la! OK, I really don’t know French, but I do know Feline Noir means black cat!

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What’s to love?

The color of this mascara is Ferocious Black (hence the black cat title) and the tube has a leopard print design which I think is so unique! It reminds me a bit of the 80’s (maybe the Duran Duran Hungry Like The Wolf video?) Anyway I love how it looks in my make-up case.

The product itself is nice too. It feels more like a high end mascara than a drug store brand. The wand is simple and functional. Sometimes I hate when mascaras go overboard with a crazy wand shape when all I really want is a basis wand!

I was easily able to apply the Voluminous Feline Noir and I didn’t get any clumping. It also added volume and length to my lashes. I do recommend only using one coat though, two coats looked too thick on me.

I also found the staying power to be great! Overall I am super impressed with this formula.

Price: $8.99

L’Oreal Voluminous Lash Primer Review

I love the idea of priming my lashes and I think I hit the jackpot with the L’Oreal Voluminous Lash Primer that I got in my November Target Beauty BoxNovember Target Beauty Box.

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What’s to love?

The L’Oreal Voluminous Lash Primer is meant to thicken lashes, amplify mascara and condition lashes over time. I think it did all three for me!

The white formula comes with a very user-friendly wand that I love. I hate when mascaras go overboard with a fancy wand that doesn’t work. This one is perfect.

The actual product is of average consistency and applies easily. L’Oreal recommends applying mascara before the primer dries and that worked well for me. I like that this product has a pleasant smell too. It almost smells like a lotion to me and I’m glad it’s not floral.

I noticed a definite lengthening of my lashes and I think you can really see this in the photo on my lower lashes. I’m wearing Urban Decay Perversion Mascara on top of the primer. I have had no irritation from this product either.

Overall I am thrilled with this primer, it has excellent quality for the price too.

Price: $7.99