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Short story: This product is good enough to remove makeup, my skin doesn't feel stripped and I don't notice being extra oily or clogged. Regardless, it got 4 stars because I prefer the Farmacy Green Clean cleansing balm over this Clinique balm.
Long story: I tried the Farmacy Green Clean cleansing balm after getting it in a Boxycharm box. After enjoying that product, I went to Sephora to repurchase. It ended up being more expensive compared to the Clinique's balm, soooo I compromised.
Like I mentioned, the Clinique balm does the job. It removes my makeup easily, doesn't leave a greasy residue, and doesn't burn my eyes. It is unscented, colorless and free of additives. It's plain and simple, and if that's what you like, then great! But if you prefer something just a liiiiitttlleee bit better, I would suggest the Farmacy one.
Farmacy's Green Clean cleansing balm has more ingredients compared to Clinique, but also way more oils in general. Farmacy has citrus oils, Turmeric, Amino Esters and fruit extracts. Clinique is way more simple, and only includes safflower oil as its "natural" ingredient.
All this to say- I enjoy this to remove my makeup. I will use the whole thing, and not feel bad. But once I'm done, I'm buying Farmacy's cleansing balm because it just makes me feel like my face is getting more moisture, still without feeling greasy...plus it smells better. Doesn't burn my eyes, doesn't make them blurry, just all around a 5-star product.
Hope you compare the two for yourself and figure out which you prefer!
Easy to use, great option to split a bill without cash, I use the option to wait a few days to receive the money that way I don't have to pay a small fee! It works great especially in my household with three other roommates, one of them pays the bill and we send her our cut with the app. No complaints here:) Especially since I can write the reason for sending money, it helps me keep track of what I'm spending on!
Such a great ice cream! It sort of reminds me of a childhood ice cream I used to love...although I can't put my finger on it exactly. I ate the entire carton, of course, but didn't have a ton of guilt considering their whole thing is being "healthier" with the addition of protein powders and what not. I tried out their dairy-free coffee or mocha ice cream, and I hated it lol. It was super gritty for some reason, and hardly tasted like anything. But this sea salt caramel one is really delicious and creamy!
My favorite assortment from the Sour Patch Kids line. I loved the original flavor, but the extreme ones just take me there! The flavor isn't toooo sour, but it is tangy and acidic enough that I can't eat a ton without getting that weird feeling on my cheeks and tongue. If you're a fan of sour candy and enjoyed the original SPK, try these out!
This tea is my go-to when I have a sore throat. The flavor isn't the most amazing in the world, but it leaves a nice coating on the throat to ease the scratchy, itchy pain from coughing or sore throat. I personally love tea, and can drink this without sugar or honey, but I'm sure a little honey and lemon would make it a little bit sweeter or palatable to someone who doesn't love tea. The key is to cover your cup as you steep, to keep all the goodness in. Then you squeeze the tea bag to get every last drop of those healing ingredients out! Just be sure you don't drink too much of this in one day, it's quite the diuretic.
My absolute FAVORITE chips. I'm not a huge fan of potato chips or the usual options provided at potlucks, but when I stumbled across these at Trader Joe's (I've found them at Target and Wal Mart since then) my life got better. The texture of the chips is fantastic, there are beets, yucca, sweet potato and other starchy vegetables in the bag, and they each have their own wonderful crunch. Not too oily, or thin, they have this perfect consistency that is just the most satisfying. Not to mention the flavor of the Mediterranean bag, UGH. AMAZING. I could honestly eat an entire bag. They are a more expensive option compared to Lays or Ruffles, but the flavor and texture is way better. I can't express my love enough for these chips. I absolutely recommend.
I prefer this yogurt in a smoothie or bowl situation, given it's SO bitter. Nonetheless, if you're looking for a plain Greek yogurt without added sugars, this one might be great for you. Good source for protein if you're vegetarian, lots of fats and probiotics, so overall a good choice. Like I mentioned though, it's verrryyyy bitter. I prefer to put cocoa powder and natural peanut butter in mine, maybe with almonds or chia seeds. It adds a nice touch in smoothies, especially if you don't like super sweet mixtures. It'ts one of the more expensive options, but solid!
Bruh I bought this on Amazon, paid almost $30, and when I received it I was SHOOK at how small it was. It's a teeny little pot of the stuff, like as big as a face cream you might find in the drugstore. Anyways, moving on. The stuff smells amazing. Very fruity and fresh, which I love. The texture is weird, like a stiff cream/pomade situation - and then you warm it up in your fingers and it gets sorta gritty. I've noticed a few things with this product: using it at the root and then down the hair shaft works great for volume and texture, but it really doesn't do much as an actual dry shampoo. In fact, if I use this, my hair is likely to be even greasier by the next day. Despite that, I love it for the fact it gives my hair some grip. You can use this to sorta run through your strands, and have no problem with your hair staying in a pinned style. If you have fresh-washed hair and know a curl won't hold, or your bobby pins slip and slide, this could be your savior. It just gives hair tools something to hold onto. I took away a star because of the price and the fact it really does nothing to make my hair look clean, but it still gets four stars because it's great in its own way and I will end up repurchasing. Even though it's stupidly small for that much money.
Short story: this product is a life-saver and I beg anyone with problem lips to give it a try.
Long story: Listen. After reading other reviews, I was skeptical to purchase this nearly-30-dollar lip mask. But I was desperate, trusted the positive reviews, and am so glad I did! I live in North Dakota, which is ~the coldest~ state in the USA. Currently it’s about -40, with wind chill added on top of that. This place is a dry tundra. I usually go for Aquaphor as my chapstick, since it’s protecting, but the problem was there was no moisture to protect lol. I needed something that ACTUALLY had some sort of oil or butter in it to give my lips some relief. Day one of trying this mask, my lips were cracked and peeling beyond belief. I could clearly see the dry flaky skin even through the balm, which is how you know it was bad. But I pushed through, exfoliating and applying this lip mask day and night, whenever it began to wore off (which takes several hours I might add, and lasts through the entire night). It’s now day three and I can easily say my lips have done a full 360° transformation, as they’re smooth, hydrated and back to their normal self. The mask is thicker than Vaseline, like aquaphor, but that’s a pro for me- through harsh winter winds it stands firm on my lips. It tastes fruity, not overbearingly so but juuuustt enough to notice. I got the dark pink tint, which is quite sheer and just emphasizes my lips in a very flattering way. It seems like it will last forever, since a quinoa-sized bead covers my whole lips in entirety. It’s way more expensive than drugstore products but when I looked at the ingredients the first few are natural oils, butters and other moisturizers. I STRONGLY recommend this mask, especially to my fellow northern ladies and gents.