Friday, January 4, 2019

(scrub) off with the old with Pūrlisse Coconut Oil + Coffee Sugar Body Scrub

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Bath and shower time is generally my quiet time, barring the rare occasion when my three year old opts to crash my shower. There is just something about the sound of the water coming out of the shower head and the warm water on my skin that gets me in a zen and relaxed state. On a daily basis, my showers are generally pretty quick as I opted to hit the snooze button to get a blissful nine more minutes of sleep, but on the days I don't hit snooze or, even better, the days I get to sleep in without an alarm, I like to use a scrub to slough off dead skin and give my body an ultra luxurious treatment. I had the opportunity to try out the Pūrlisse Coconut Oil + Coffee Sugar Body Scrub and wanted to share my thoughts about this scrub with you today. Let's jump in!


The Coconut Oil + Coffee Sugar Body Scrub packs quite a punch as a luxurious body treatment that exfoliates, polishes, and hydrates the skin. The coconut oil works to soften the skin while sugar cane gently exfoliates away the dead skin cells, leaving behind ultra smooth and glowing skin. Like the sugar cane, the coffee grounds also aid to exfoliate the skin with the added bonus of caffeine that reinvigorates the skin and improves circulation.


When I first received this product to review, I was ambivalent about trying it. While I am a fan of coffee and sugar scrub in general, coconut oil is usually a no-go for me when it comes to body products. While I love all things coconut, coconut oil unfortunately has a drying effect on my skin, not the hydrating results planned by Pūrlisse. That being said, I set aside my concerns, squeezed a portion onto my fingers, and went to town massaging this scrub onto my skin.

Spoiler Alert: THIS SCRUB IS THE BEES KNEES!

While coconut oil isn't ideal for my skin, the Pūrlisse Coconut Oil + Coffee Sugar Body Scrub contains so much more than these key ingredients in it's name. It also contains cupuaçu seed and shea butter for an indulgent moisturizing treatment to the skin. There is also mongongo seed and moringa oils to nourish the skin and prevent aging. While not particularly helpful for moisturizing the skin, I would also like to note that this scrub contains fruit extracts to promote skin elasticity, clarity, and suppleness.


To use, simply massage onto damp skin in a circular motion and rinse off with warm water. This is coarse enough that you are aware that you are exfoliating the skin, but I found it to still be quite comfortable on my skin during use. I also really like that the sugar and coffee grounds rinsed off easily. After recently trying another scrub that required a full washing afterwards to remove product, it made me appreciate this one even more! I prefer to use this scrub after washing my body. Once I have rinsed off the scrub, I hop out of the shower and gently pat my skin dry with a towel. By using this method, the residual butters and oils can get better absorbed into my skin for an incredible moisturizing treatment.

The Coconut Oil + Coffee Sugar Body Scrub Pūrlisse website here. The full sized version is 6 oz and retails for $36, and the deluxe 3 oz version retails for $20.

Have you tried the Coconut Oil + Coffee Sugar Body Scrub from Pūrlisse? Are there any other must-have products from the brand I should try? I'd love to hear from you!

Until next time, dear readers, have a wonderful day!
XO!



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Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Enjoy the start of a new year with The Vintage Cosmetic Company: product review plus a giveaway!

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In spite of a year having past and many changes in my daily life, it doesn't quite feel another year has come and gone. How are we back to January all over again? Some days feel like they take forever, but the year sure did fly by! Now on to today's blog post!


Earlier this week, I reviewed some products by The Vintage Cosmetic Company. Today, I have two more to share with you. I also have a giveaway of your own set at the end of this post so be sure to keep following along until the end to enter!

Smokey Eye Brush Set

A year ago, I had a handful of makeup brushes that I used and loved. Since then, I have become obsessed with brushes and am always trying out new-to-me ones. The Vintage Cosmetic Company provided me with this eye brush trio to try out, and is it a great little set! I've been using this set a lot, and I especially love it for my natural day-to-day look!

Step 1... for the money

The first brush is a standard shadow brush. Densely packed, the soft bristles pick up plenty of shadow and places perfectly on my eyelids. This brush is roughly the size of my lids so application goes quickly, depending on how intense of a look I want and what shadows I am using.

Step 2... for the shadow

Step 2 is an angled shadow brush, and until using this set, it has actually been years since I've used this type of brush. After picking up eyeshadow, it fits into my crease beautifully to lay down colour.

Step 3... go girl go!

The final brush in this trio is a smudger brush, and my personal favorite kind of brush for when it comes to adding colour under the eye. While I do on occasion break out an eyeliner, I much prefer to use a smudge brush along my lash line. I just love that this brush is part of this set!


This has been my go-to look lately! I've been enjoying keeping my eyes more natural and adding a pop of colour to my lips. This eye brush set has been the perfect trio for a simple and quick eye look!

Dotty Makeup Headband

How cute is this headband! You can never go wrong with polka dots, and I love the combination of the darker pink with the white!


Whether you need to keep your hair out of the way for makeup application or to wash your face at the end of the day, this headband is the perfect solution. The elastic of the band is sufficiently stretchy so it conforms to my head easily without feeling too loose or too tight. I also like that the band is wider so it serves to really keep hair out of the way.


Until now, I have been using the same pirate headband for longer than I care to admit, but this stretchy headband has me converted. It is so stretchy and comfortable, and there is no denying it is a cute touch! I'm loving having this as a new part to my beauty routine!

Now on to my giveaway!

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Until next time, dear readers, have a wonderful night!
XO!


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Monday, December 31, 2018

Out with the old and in with the...old? Turn back the clock with The Vintage Cosmetics Company in 2019!

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It's almost hard to believe that we are now on our last day of 2018. I'd ask where the year has gone, but between some traveling, selling a house, and moving back to Arizona, it has felt like quite a busy year! 2018 has been filled with many positive highs and devastating lows, and I am eager to see what 2019 has in store for us all.

If you are like me and have a knack for reflecting on the past, why not take a step future back by surrounding yourself with beauty products inspired by the past? The Vintage Cosmetics Company has caught my attention this year as their range of products pay homage to beauty goods of years past. I have two of their products to share with you today; let's check them out!

Manicure Purse

I love the attention to detail that The Vintage Cosmetic Company has put into this particular manicure purse! While the floral pattern is a delightful glimpse into yesteryear, the nod to the Union Jack, the national flag of the United Kingdom, is a glorious addition that completed the look! Each manicure purse comes with a small pair of scissors, fingernail clippers, a cuticle pusher, and an emery board.


These tools are the perfect size to get the job done when I need to give my nails a little tender loving care! The scissors have just the perfect angle to them for a close cut of hangnails while the cuticle pusher fits my nail beds perfectly to gently move my cuticles. I'm not really am emery board user as I am committed to my glass nail files, but it serves the even nails out where needed.


Once you have finished with your manicure, the tools can then be returned to their respective secure locations within the manicure purse. The purse itself snaps closed and seals well until you are ready to pull your tools out and work on your nails again. While I keep a larger set of tools at my desk for when I need to do my nails, this set is just the item I have been needing to carry around in my handbag for quick touchups, especially in the unfortunately event of nail emergencies!

At this time, I don't see this particular outer patten on the website, but The Vintage Cosmetics Company has several other beautiful options that are sure to win you over!

Make-Up Melts

Have you ever come across a product you didn't even know you needed until you tried it? That is exactly how I felt about these Make-Up Melts! Prior to my trying these out, I would normally just use a makeup wipe or soak a cotton round in micellar water to remove some of my makeup before going onto a gentle soap and water wash.While there certainly isn't anything wrong with the latter, these make-up melts are SO GOOD at removing my makeup!


Each package comes with three super-soft polyester squares: two in pink and one pink with white polka dots. These cloths are double-sided. The short-fibred side removes all traces of makeup with just the addition of water and gentle circular motions. The other side has longer fibers that serve to exfoliate your skin. If you're not the best at remembering which side is which, each of these melts has a handy little tag just in case you need a reminder so you know what side to use.


I have been using my Make-Up Melts constantly, and I have been amazed with just how well they remove my makeup! I generally don't wear waterproof cosmetics although I suspect these may not work the best for those specific products.


This is what my melts look like after I've removed my makeup. The only makeup I wear that these don't remove is my tubing mascara as the cloths don't quite add as much water as I need for removal. This isn't an issue for me as I still follow up with a gentle soap and water was to remove some excess oil and environmental pollutants that my skin has been exposed to throughout the day. After use, these cloths can get tossed in the washing machine to be cleansed for use again and again.

I have really enjoyed trying out these products, and will be sharing more on the blog later this week!

Have you tried any of these products from The Vintage Cosmetics Company? What others have you used and enjoyed? I'd love to hear from you!

Until next time, dear readers, have a wonderful day and I'll see you next year!
XO!




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