Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Saavy Natural Natural and Organic Color Protector Jasmine Shampoo and Conditioner Review

Let’s talk haircare today! Finding good natural and organic soaps and body lotions is actually not that difficult but shampoo and conditioner are another story. Thankfully, Saavy Naturals comes to the rescue with their amazing Natural and Organic ColorProtector Jasmine Shampoo and Conditioner.

This line has been formulated for color treated hair to help your color last longer by protecting it from UV rays. I don’t actually dye my hair but I love the scent of their jasmine line so much I just had to give these products a try. Well they smell amazing, truly my favorite jasmine scent ever. Obviously I cannot comment on their color protecting properties but I love how they made my hair look.

For a sulfate-free shampoo, it lathers up really nicely so it cleans your hair well and is easy to wash off.  Other ingredients in the shampoo and conditioner include argan, kukui and moringa oil as well as calendula, marshmallow and lady’s mantle extract. Now after using the shampoo I was a bit taken aback because my hair didn’t feel very soft. It wasn’t dry but it felt deeply cleansed so I move on to the conditioner and again it felt very different from regular conditioners. It is quite light and my hair just drank it up, it was instantly absorbed and it didn’t feel like anything was left on my hair (like it wasn’t coated). Honestly, by that point I was a bit nervous because I was afraid my hair would just feel brittle and dry once it was dry.

Well I was wrong, this duo gave me the airiest, lightest feeling hair I have ever had and it made it super luminous. My hair felt soft and it reflected light in a really beautiful way. It doesn’t look like there is a ton of product on it to make it shiny, it’s more like your hair is really smooth and it reflects light, which is why I say it looks luminous and not glossy. I don’t know if someone with very dry hair would get enough moisture from these, but I know I will definitely repurchase them in the future, this is a wonderful duo and I love how the formulas are 100% natural and contain some organic ingredients.

The Saavy Naturals Natural and Organic Color Protector Jasmine Shampoo and Conditioner are available on their website and they can found in many health food stores. 

Monday, May 30, 2016

Innisfree Jeju Sparkling Mineral Skin Review

Well long time no blog, I have been on a little hiatus recently but I am trying to get back into writing so posting should be more frequent. Honestly, I was just not very inspired to write, even though I have discovered so many great products over the past months. To get me started, I thought I should go with a sure thing: the Innisfree Jeju Sparkling Mineral Skin.

The Sparkling Mineral line came out a few months back (around January I think) and this mineral rich toner is supposed to nourish, hydrate and restore the pH of your skin. It is a slightly clouded liquid that is super light and the formula is acid-balanced. This is a super refreshing toner and it is perfect for summer with its slightly citrusy scent. It comes in a gorgeous blue bottle (I love the color) with a simple pour top. Now I prefer products with a pump but the design of this one is pretty much mess-free. The way the cap is designed allows you to easily pour the toner on a cotton pad without spilling it everywhere.

Unlike a lot of toners, this one actually does moisturise the skin and makes it feel supple. It provides a nice light boost of moisture so I think it will be great for summer under a light lotion. It is full of skin loving fruit and plant extracts, which brings me to my favorite thing about it: this makes a wonderful mist. I actually decanted this into a spray bottle when I ran out of mist and this makes such a good one! The Jeju Sparkling Mineral Skin is way more hydrating than a simple water spray and I love how this has more benefits than other mists. There is an actual Jeju Sparkling Mineral mist in the line, but the toner has been working so well for me, I plan on using it like that until I am done with my bottle.

To me this is a great basic skincare item, it makes a nice addition to your routine if you are looking for a fuss-free toner that will give you hydration. The Innisfree Jeju Sparkling Mineral Skin is available on the Innisfree website.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Caudalie Weekend Haul

I have a little Caudalie haul for you today. I went to one of my favorite drugstores with my mom over the weekend and had a lovely time shopping. Unlike the other drugstores near me this one has a Caudalie counter and there stocks (in all brands) are really up to date, so it’s always fun to have a browse. Over the past months, I have been mostly using organic and natural products, but I couldn’t resist picking up a few things from Caudalie. I love their branding and packaging, it seemed perfect for spring!

I was actually planning on getting another soap from them but they did not have any left and I think it has been discontinued, hopefully they’ll bring it back in the future. I decided to turn to their shower gels as a replacement, I really enjoyed the Pêche de Vigne shower gel in the past but this time I went for the Thé des Vignes one. It has a richer, warmer scent that is very pleasant. Honestly they all smell incredible and I plan on working my way through them all.

Next is the Lip Conditioner, I couldn’t leave without getting a new one of these. This is one of my all-time favorite lip balms, it makes the top 3 easily. It’s very moisturising and nourishing but the finish isn’t too glossy. My lips just love it and it is quite affordable for such a great product. Also (not that is really matters) it smells amazing, kind of sweet and fruity.

Lastly I got a new Grape Water Spray, I have run out of my other facial mists and this one is super refreshing. Unlike other mists that are just water, the Grape Water actually adds a bit of moisture and does not dry your skin has it evaporates. The mist itself is very fine so you can use it over makeup and it just feels lovely. I really enjoy using it to wake me up if I do a lot of work on the computer.

All the products I have mentioned are available on the Caudalie website and at their counters
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