Beauty, Empties, Morning Skincare Routine, Reviews

Facial Spray

For Evian Brumisateur Facial Spray

Toner: Eau Thermale Avene

This is not the Evian water, but it has a very similar look to Avene. The Evian facial spray was nice to have to foil eye shadows and to mist my face before going in with my serums. I will not repurchase, because I have a full size of the Avene. Also, I would rather buy a toner that actually does something for my skin. Once I am done with my other can, I will try to find something comparable at the drug store. I also have the Caudalie facial spray that I have to use before buying another one as well. I want to buy a setting spray at the drug store that is matte. Otherwise, I feel like I would use powder after using  it. I love a glow, but I am not a fan of a dewy look, since I have combination oily skin.

With Love ❤

Selena

Beauty, Empties, Morning Skincare Routine, Reviews

Sunscreen

For Nia 24 SPF 30 Lotion

sunscreen

I really enjoyed using this sample of sunscreen for the face. It didn’t break me out and I felt like it really moisturized my skin. I used it as my moisturizer and sunscreen in one. It was a great two-in-one product. I think I will try fluid sunscreen next or a serum. Traditional sunscreen doesn’t really work with my skin, tends to make me greasy, and have breakouts. It did not have a sunscreen scent, but it had an unpleasant scent. I would have preferred the scent of sunscreen over this one. This has SPF 30, but you really only need SPF 15 to protect your skin. I’m happy with SPF 30 personally, but more like 50 to 100 for my son’s new, fair skin. I want him to be as protected as possible. I even used sunscreen on him as a baby before I knew that you aren’t supposed to before six months old. This is also really expensive sunscreen.

With Love ❤

Selena

Beauty, Empties, project pan, Reviews

Lippie Stix

For ColorPOP Lippie Stix in Bound (Glossy)

This lipstick dried down true to color, but when you first apply it, it is a bright Barbie pink. Barbie pink is not flattering on my lips, even when I do have a tan. I used this up around the house, because I love the formula. When it dries down, it is a dusty rose color. I would love to have one in a more nude color. I will repurchase once I use up more of my collection. I cannot justify a makeup purchase if I do not use up what I have, even though I do not have that much. I love using up items and the high that comes with it is fantastic. I like the ColorPop brand and I think it is cruelty-free. I want to try to purchase cruelty-free whenever I can.

With Love ❤

Selena

Children, Empties, Food, Reviews

Lil’ Biscuits

For Gerber Graduates Lil’ Biscuits in Vanilla Wheat

food

Dean loved these biscuits a lot and I loved that they weren’t messy at all. It is made with whole grains instead of bleached flour. The main drawback to this treat is that it has two grams of sugar per 7 grams of biscuit. If the biscuit is 7 grams and it contains 2 grams of sugar, than it is really only 5 grams worth of the good stuff. It’s like a fourth full of sugar and that is just a little too much for how small they are. I will not repurchase  this biscuit again, but I will be buying more stuff from Gerber. I am going to buy some fruit and veggie packets, because Dean does not get enough fruit and veggies a day. He drinks about 4 ounces of V8 V-Fusion a day mixed with equal parts water. The flavor I get is really sweet, even with cutting it down with water.

With Love ❤

Selena

Beauty, Empties, First Impressions, Reviews

Sample Wednesday: Nourish Organic

For Nourish Organic Moisturizing Cream Face Cleanser

face cleanser

What It Is: An organic cleanser that hydrates the skin without over-drying the skin, leaving it dry and tight.

Key Ingredients: The only ingredients that the packaging lists are aloe vera, cucumber, and watercress. It also mentions that it is chemical free, cruelty free, and concern free.

How It Feels/Smells/Looks: It smells unpleasant like Ivory soap. This feels so oily and unpleasant on the skin. It creates soap scum on the face after rinsing the product off. It is very watery like liquefied bar soap.

Why I Like It: The only thing that I like about the product is that it is cruelty free. This cleanser is not for all skin types. If you have oily skin like I do, I would stay away from this product. It creates an icky residue on the face that takes another cleanser to get it off. It is really like soap scum. Maybe that is the moisturizing qualities? It is not a pleasant sensation. This stuff is also so watery that it slips through my fingers before I can really apply it to my face. I just really disliked this and was really happy to see it go. It felt good to be rid of something that was giving me headaches to use as well as a bit of irritated acne. Adios!

With Love,

Selena

Beauty, Empties, Reviews

Review: Hairapy Sunsilk Waves of Envy

Heya Aspiring Gurus!

I have another review for you guys today. I am trying to make up for all the days that I didn’t post, even though I do not promise daily posts. Plus, I love to blog and I have so many products piling up that need reviewing. A whole huge bag filled with products of varying kinds, plus some pet things in there as well. Once I move, I want to do cleaning supply reviews and all other types of that nature. I have a big widespread future for this blog. By the way, I want to thank all of my viewers and followers out there! You guys made it possible for the 1,000 hits that I’ve had on my blog and almost just in time for my one year anniversary in October. So thank you everyone!

Waves Of Envy? Yeah…Not So Much

Hairapy Sunsilk Waves of Envy tousled, texturized beach waves
6.99 US DOLLARS
6.7 fl oz

Beach Spray

2 out of 5 stars

1. Usage: This bottle has lasted me years, because my hair is naturally wavy/curly on its own. I only used this when I really wanted to define my waves. I used up 1/4 of the bottle that was left in the course of July, so I guess this would last 4 months of use, if you used it once or twice a week. I guess this is a good value? 4 out of 5 stars

2. Packaging: The bottle is clear and very tall. I would have prefered something shorter and stockier than this. It has a good sprayer on this, I just wished it was a trigger spray instead, because the fluid can get your hands sticky in the process. I like that it comes with a cap to put over the spray nozzle to minimize leakage. 3 out of 5 stars

3. Scent: It is definitely not the most pleasant scent in the world, but it isn’t the worst either. It has a chemical scent mixed with lemon or lime. I had to layer a different mist that smelled good over to try to mask how it smelt in my hair. The smell did not put me off, but it smells odd. 3 out of 5 stars

4. Performance: Honestly, this just made my hair a sticky mess. It weighed my waves down and made my hair very sticky. I couldn’t leave my hair down and had to throw it in a pony tail. It was too sticky on my face. I do not think the stickiness was worth it, since it weighed my hair down and made it look greasy, because of the sticky. 1 out of 5 stars

5. Ingredients: I know sea sprays are supposed to dehydrate your hair, but if I can find toners without alcohol, than sea sprays can boot alcohol, too. I also hate artificial fragrances, parabens, and a lot of dyes. I just don’t like a majority of the ingredients. 2 out of 5 stars

6. Results: What results? I didn’t like this product period. It was disappointing and a waste. 1 out of 5 stars

Overall, I give this beach spray a 2.3 out of 5 stars. I will not be repurchasing this one. What do yu guys think? Are there anyother sea sprays out there that I should avoid? Try? Does anyone get great results from this spray unlike me? Leave your comments below and feel free to request anything.

With Love,

Hannahxoxoxo

FTC DISCLAIMER: All opinions are my own and I bought this with my own money.