I was super excited to be able to try out Bryer's Non-Dairy Cookies and Cream thanks to Chickadvisor. While the amount was well worth the price compared to other non-dairy desserts, it wasn't anything I enjoyed enough to want to purchase this in the future. To me, it was overly sweet to where I couldn't enjoy but a couple of spoonfuls at a time, and it tasted artificial and chalky. The best part about this was the cookie chunks!
I received the Dove Deep Moisture Hydration body wash complimentary for review. I have used some other Dove body washes in the past with positive results and this was not an exception. For a generic (non scented) wash, this was pretty much the perfect thing to use. It is creamy in texture and covers skin well for medium lathering, There was no issue using this multiple times a week - it was moisturizing and did not irritate even the sensitive areas of my skin. Even though this does not advertise having any type of scent, I noticed that there was a powdery type of smell to the product, but it was nothing that lingered on the body after using. The product came in a 354mL bottle, which is a great size for my small shower and if I needed to purchase again, I could do so without problem, as the price is super affordable. For those worried, this is a sulfate free product - huzzah!
I am grateful for the opportunity to have received this product complimentary to review. First, I would like to say I appreciate when skincare comes with pumps rather than in pots. It keeps the item fresh for longer, and helps to prevent contamination. I had no issues using this products pump or with it clogging during my testing. The product was a thicker consistency of lotion, so I required the use of a little more than a pump each time to use on my entire face and neck.
Personally, I enjoy the berry scent of the masque, but others with sensitivities may not like it. As far as fine lines and wrinkles are concerned, I noticed no improvement after a couple of weeks. However, I did notice an improvement in texture, especially around my under eye area, where I used to have little bumps. The masque seemed to have made them fade significantly!
This did not completely absorb into my skin, so I was hesitant to use under makeup and decided the best time for me to use and leave the product on was before bed. After a while I came to the conclusion that the product was causing me to over moisturize and giving me breakouts on my cheeks, so I discontinued using except in the areas where I had texture problems. This seems to be a better suit for me and my combo skin. I feel as though the product would be better for those with dry skin, or used to treat problem areas of texture/dryness rather than general all around use for all. Aveeno® Absolutely Ageless® Pre-tox Leave-on Day Mask Lotion Broad Spectrum Spf 30
Thanks to Chickadvisor, I was sent this wonderful product complimentary for review. This conditioner is a perfect pair to the same shampoo. I have been replacing my beauty products over the last year with vegan ones, and I believe I have found one I will be using for some time to come. I especially appreciate that the company uses recyclable materials to store their products, and that they are cruelty free, vegan, organic, and contain no dyes, parabens, sulfates, or silicones.
If you're sensitive to scents, you may not enjoy this line, but I loved the light flowery and coconut scent of it myself. My hair is extremely straight and thin, so when I put extra product like conditioner, masques and oils on it, I get concerned that it will make any volume I can muster up void. This conditioner is light enough, if I use a small amount, that it does not weigh down my hair. While the product is a thicker conditioner, it rinses out nicely and leaves your hair soft to the touch. I look forward to trying out more from the company!
I was provided this product complimentary to review, thanks to Chickadvisor. I am so happy to have been given the opportunity to be exposed to this company. They have great ethics and I would happily look into discovering more from them. Recycled material is used for packaging, and the products I was sent, including this body wash, are made with organic ingredients, cruelty free, and vegan! I have been transitioning to vegan products as I can, and I would consider making this a permanent swap into my routine.
As with the other products in this line, there is a lovely flowery and coconut scent to the product. If you're sensitive to scents, this may put you off from using it. However, the scent of this body wash specifically does not last very long post shower, so don't let the initial smell within the bottle scare you. The wash is light and lathers enough to make you feel clean and fresh. The price is more than reasonable for a natural and vegan product - on par with drugstore prices. You get a good size of product, which will last you quite a while, using a small amount (all you need).
I was excited to be lucky enough to be sent this shampoo complimentary for review. I was in search of a new vegan shampoo and I think I found it! Love Beauty and Planet uses recycled material to store their product, use organic ingredients, is cruelty free and also vegan. The shampoo itself has a lovely fragrance, so this product is best for those without scent sensitivities. It created an appropriate lather and felt very clean - it even removed my dry shampoo without problem! My hair is super straight and thin, so I always am in need of volumizing products and for something as natural as this, it didn't disappoint. My only complaint is that it left my hair in tangles. That is not a deal breaker for me though, so I would be happy to continue using this and recommend to others. The price is completely reasonable for a natural and vegan product.
Review for: Kat Von D Studded Kiss Creme Lipstick OG Lolita 0.12 oz/ 3.4 g more...
I am so thrilled to have received a full size of the OG Lolita shade thanks to KDV & Influenster to review. The new formula of this lipstick packs such a pigment - less is needed than the old formula, which I still also have shades in. Inconsistency has followed the Lolita colour around for some time, and this was promised to be like the original. It is super close to the liquid lipstick version - a beautiful dust rose (lighter than the new Lolita shade).
The new formula of lipstick is noticeably creamier and applies beautifully and smooth, giving full pigment with just one application. The vanilla scent is still noticeable, and the colour last for a good few hours, but will slightly transfer when eating or drinking. I did find it was a little more drying than the previous formulation, but by using some balm beforehand, that problem is solved. Some of the colours in the line are different than their past counterparts, so make sure to take a peek at some swatches or check them for yourself to know what you're getting. Overall, I am still impressed with these lipsticks and will enjoy exploring my way through more shades.
These are super easy to set up, just click the freshener into the holder and plug in! There are various settings for intensity, however I found that anything other than the lowest was far too powering for my rooms. I do live in a small apartment, so if you had a large household, the higher settings might be ok for you. I always love the smell of fresh linen fresheners, and I enjoyed this just the same. You don't need to have this plugged in all of the time, but I am currently leaving this plugged inside of my washroom. After about two weeks, there is just over half gone, so I would say, with consistent use, you won't need a refill but maybe once a month.
If you are sensitive to scents, or products in general, I would recommend stay away from this cleanser. I have combination skin - it made me super shiny and dried areas of my face out so much, that it looked like it was burned. I tried this out before I worried much about looking at the ingredients of products. Now I'm smarter than that and I would have never touched this in the first place - there's a lot of unnecessary and harsh things in this.