Beauty Reviews

Maison Jacynthe Make-Up Review

I received 3 complimentary (free) products from the from the Maison Jacynthe line to review. All opinions are my own.

The Maison Jacynthe was founded in 2014 by Jacynthe René who is an actress and producer and the product line is mostly natural. Maison Jacynthe also joined PETA’s Beauty Without Bunnies Program as one of their cruelty-free companies.

I received..

Maison Jacynthe Lipstick in Bordeaux Mate

This lipstick is 93 to 100% of natural origin (only the red pigment is for the moment synthetic).

First up I have to talk about the packaging. The lipstick tube is so unique and pretty. The cap of the tube is wood and silver and feel like a quality piece.

The lipstick itself is is a brick shade that’s a creamy sheer/matte. According to Maison Jacynthe “The candelilla wax allows a gentle application without drying of the lips. The oil of abyssinia allows the enhancement of the color and the long duration.

I did find it to be very pigmented and it has amazing lasting power. It does have a natural fragrance of goji that tastes natural and earthy.

Maison Jacynthe Varnishes Taormina

Next up I got a wonderful nail polish in a very pretty light lilac shade.

Their nail polishes are:

  • Free of 9 to 10 toxic products, the highest ecological guarantee in this field.
  • Between 75,5 and 80% of natural origin and enriched with organic silicon with fortifying and protective virtues.
  • Certified by PETA “humane on animals”.

Overall I really like the coverage and color of this polish. It looks beautiful with just one coat too.

Maison Jacynthe Eyeshadow

The final item I received was the eyeshadow in Affogato which is a nice purple/grey. The eyeshadow comes on cardboard then you can buy a wood and silver compact to house their powder products to reduce your environmental footprint. It is also 91 to 100% of natural origin.

The eyeshadow itself is so smooth and pigmented and has amazing staying power. This shade looks so pretty to make a smoky eye look.

Overall I think this is a quality natural line choice. They have a lot of products to offer including  mascara, eyeliner, blush, illuminators and more. Their shade palettes are so beautiful and natural too.




Beauty Reviews

Adoratherapy Vitality Chakra Boost Review

I really had no idea that my Chakra needed boosted until I tried the Adoratherapy Vitality Chakra Boost. This came in my Glossybox Pink Diamond Box and I’m so happy I found this product.

What’s to love?

First up the box is very nice. You pull the inner box out by a ribbon to get at the product. The tube that holds the oil is glass and it has a silver roller-ball to apply the product.


The product itself has “essential oils, absolutes, and gem and flower essences, in a base of organic Jojoba blends” and I have to say that it really does have a relaxing effect.

It’s super simple to use. I just rolled it onto one wrist and then rubbed both wrists together, it feels like a light oil but it absorbed quickly into my skin. The scent includes lavender, cedarwood, patchouli, ginger, clove and sandalwood and it can be used as a perfume.

The scent is amazing. To me it smells earthy and rich, like something you’d experience in the jungle but with exotic oils mixed in. Several people asked me what scent I was wearing when I went out today too. I would definitely buy this product again.

Adoratherapy products are Vegan, Cruelty Free and made in the USA.

Price: $30

Beauty Box Reviews, Target Beauty Box

Target April 2017 Beauty Boxes

This month Target has 2 Beauty Boxes for $7 each. There is the standard beauty box and an organic one. I am very impressed with both!


Target Beauty Box – April called Hello……Piece of Mind (top box)

  • Banana Boat Dry Balance Lotion SPF 30
  • HASK Argan Oil Repairing Deep Conditioner
  • Dr. Teal’s Soothe & Sleep Lavender Foaming Bath
  • Rimmel Colour Precise Eyeliner White
  • eb5 Facial Cleanser
  • La Roche Posay Toleriane Purifying Foaming Cleanser
  • Sally Hansen Nail Treatment Double Duty Base & Top Coat

Target Beauty Box – April Naturals called Hello…..Pure & Simple (bottom box)

  • Yes to® Tomatoes Detoxifying Charcoal Mud Mask Single Use
  • Hello Extra Whitening Pure Mint Fluoride Toothpaste
  • Burt’s Bees White Tea Extract Facial Cleansing Towelettes – 10 count
  • Raw Sugar Lemon Sugar Natural Body Wash
  • Acure Pore Minimizing Facial Scrub
  • SheaMoisture Kukui Youth Infusing Cream Cleanser
  • Juice Organics Volumizing Shampoo & Conditioner

I think both boxes are well worth the price as I also got 2 $3 off $15 coupons (one in each box).

Here’s my video reveal of both Target April boxes too!



Beauty Reviews

POGO Lip Balm Review

I have an obsession with collecting unusual lip products so today when I was at Ulta I picked up the POGO Balm.

What’s to love?

I almost got the Dr. Lip Bangs which looks so cool too but I wasn’t sure because it was $4.95. However I just read a cool review for it by cherilyn does… that you should check out Dr. Lip Bangs Lip Freak Buzzing Balm – A Review. She also has a great review about Chicken Poop Lip Junk – A Review which I also want!

The POGO Lip Balm looks like something out of the 80’s with a transparent colorful top and rubber bottom. The design of this one is so awesome!

Aside from the cool packaging it comes in 6 flavors at Ulta including:

  • My Party – Vanilla Cake
  • De-Lish – Pineapple Citrus
  • Atmosphere – Clean Mint
  • Beach Wave – Coconut
  • Trainwreck – Strawberry Banana
  • Bff- Yumberry

I got the My Party – Vanilla Cake and it smells and tastes amazing, just like cake! It has Organic Hemp Seed Oil, Fair Trade CertifiedTM Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil and a bunch of other organic ingredients.

According to very cool their site they are USDA Organic, Cruelty Free and Gluten Free. According to POGO they’ve composed the cleanest, greenest, most delectably potent lip balm on the planet.

I really loved the formula which is smooth and my lips feel pretty amazing after using it and I really, really love the packaging!

Price: $3.49

I also included the POGO Lip Balm (although I keep going it lip gloss) in my Ulta Haul video for today! 


Aveda, Beauty Reviews

Aveda Rosemary Mint Review

I have been a fan of the Aveda Rosemary Mint collection for years so I was thrilled when my husband got me the Rosemary Mint Shampoo, Conditioner and Hand & Body Wash for my birthday last month.


What’s to love?

The Aveda Rosemary Mint is one of my comfort scents. I am a huge fan of mint and this scent is a strong one. It’s a combination of “certified organic rosemary and peppermint with other pure flower and plant essences” and it reminds me of Christmas.

Aveda Rosemary Mint Shampoo – I use the shampoo when I feel like my hair needs a deep cleaning. This one makes my scalp tingle in a really good way and the smell from the lather is so strong and amazing. It really does wake me up as they say on the Aveda website.

Aveda Rosemary Mint Conditioner  The conditioner is equally strong in mint smell and it does a great job detangling my hair. I use this shampoo a few times a month for shine too.

Aveda Rosemary Mint Hand and Body Wash – This body wash is so fresh and minty and really does a good job of waking me up too. I love using it in the morning for aroma therapy, the mint smell is so refreshing. It’s got a nice lather and rinses clean too.

I also really want the new Aveda Rosemary Mint Body Polish. I’ve heard really good things about this gentle exfoliator.

The Aveda line is Made in the USA.

Check out my YouTube short review too!