I have been waiting to share this goody with you! A natural and safe way to whiten teeth without even trying! You heard me right. Boka, a natural oral care brand sent me this box to try. No pressure to review, no need to post. But once I began hearing “wow you have such white teeth” every other day after using this product for a month, I knew I had to share my secret.
Didn’t get much sleep last night? Or the night before? Don’t worry because YSL beauty created a product that will make you look like you just had a restful 8 hours. This YSL highlighter is in a form of a pen, making it easy to apply to those small crevices under the eyes. The formula instantly lightens the face and covers any dark circles. It can be used as a highlighter on the bridge of your nose, top of your forehead and top of your cheekbones. It is an all in one miracle wand if you ask me.
I absolutely hate cleaning my makeup brushes. It is always a tedious event where I get so messy and water goes flying everywhere. It is just not my thing. But recently I received Japonesque solid brush cleanser. It is a goat milk balm that gently cleans all types of brushes with such ease!
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With the holidays here, I find it important to balance the over indulging feasts and high-stress work week with some health-conscious actions. This past weekend I made a trip to Higher DOSE in the east village to give infrared saunas a try.
POPSUGAR sent me this Must Have Box to try for the month of June. Similar to Birchbox and Rachel Zoe’s Box of Style, the Must Have Box is POPSUGAR’s version on the monthly subscription box that has become uber popular. And I got to try it for myself!
Not knowing what was going to be inside made it that more exciting to rip open the beautiful packaging. Which for one moment, can we admire before diving in. I love that PS used hot pink and white to send the goodies instead of a plain brown box.
So, what’s inside?
I am constantly on the lookout for healthy, cruelty-free products. I feel there is a responsibility to uphold as a digital influencer, which is to be extremely mindful and educated on the products I promoted. While I am still learning, I try my hardest to stay up-to-date by reading science journals and watching documentaries. I really care about your health!
With that said, I’d like to introduce to you Fuel. Fuel is a Vegan hair care line. Meaning there is absolutely no testing on animals nor does it contain any animal products! I was extremely excited to learn the company is also paraben free and gluten-free.
You know I love a great Vegan product. So when I heard that Mineral Fusion nail care is not only Vegan but also free of the big 5 (Toluene, Camphor, DBP, Formaldehyde, and Cruelty Free) I knew I had to get my hands on it. Literally.
I was so impressed with Cocoa Brown 1 hour tan mousse that I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to try two other products of theirs. I became wildly interested in the Tough Stuff scrub because I am obsessed with a good scrub. The second product I was curious to test was their Chocolate Whip, because chocolate.
A week later, I received my beautifully wrapped products and began to indulge! First off, hands down love the Tough Stuff scrub. I opened the bottle and the formula is actually pink! What is this amazingness? Where have you been all my life, waiting to brighten up my shower time? I placed a small amount of the pink scrub in my palm and began scrubbing away. Oh it felt so good. Not too rough but definitely got the dead skin off. I was in heaven! My hand felt a little tingly from the abrasion, but my skin felt incredible. I think it is pieces of walnut shell that is used to create the scrub texture. I could be massively wrong about that fact though, but walnut shell is part of the ingredients. The directions stated not to use it on your face, so I didn’t. A proud moment, I actually followed suggested directions.
I can see myself using the scrub at least 3 times a week. Like I stated, it isn’t too abrasive on my skin but wouldn’t recommend it for a daily wash. It is nice to give your skin a chance to breathe and recoup. It is the perfect way to prep for a self-tan as well!
The second product, the Chocolate Whip, I was as excited about as well. I mean how can you not love a product with the word chocolate in it? The formula states it is a great way to hydrate your skin while keeping your tan even. That is completely true. It made my skin feel silky soft, and it is tinted to help with the tan. If you are looking for a product that simply did that, I would totally recommend Chocolate Whip.
The only concern I had was regarding the consistency. When I first place it on my skin it is more watery than expected. When I began rubbing it in, it was slightly sudsy. There were moments I had to make sure I didn’t have to rinse it off later. It takes a few moments for the formula to absorb into your skin as well. Meaning more rubbing than usual. As long as you are aware of these points, and primarily using it as a way to keep your tan longer while staying hydrated it is a great product.
You have no idea how excited I am to review this product! It is nearly impossible to get your hands on Cocoa Brown 1 hour tan mousse because it is flying off the selves at Ricky’s NYC. Probably because Kylie Jenner was spotted on Instagram with the products, but most likely because it is an awesome self-tanner for the winter months to come.
So what makes Cocoa Brown 1 hour tan mousse better than the rest?