Wednesday, September 17, 2014

September 2014 Birchbox

Wow, I feel like I haven’t done an unboxing in a while. Well to be honest I haven’t been that impressed with my Birchboxes lately. This month, I am only super excited to try out two products that I will mention below. The other three not so much excited about but are useful for traveling. Oh by the way, I love this box; look at those colors, so pretty keeping it for storage!!

Here is what I got in my September Birchbox:

1. Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Serum sample -(miniature size good enough for about less than five days) this is an oil free and rich in antioxidants that is supposed to treat and fade dark spots and even out your skin tone. Is good to use morning and nights.

2. Dear Clark Resurrecting Wash Shampoo Sample- (This will be good for one use for me since I have a lot of hair) Perfect for a weekend getaway trip. It says it’s infused with Texas-grown botanicals and it’s supposed to repair and hydrate damaged hair yup that’s me lol…

3. Dear Clark Resurrecting Rinse Conditioner- (This will be good for one use for me since I have a lot of hair) and it’s supposed to reinvigorate tired strands.

4. Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser Starter Kit -ok, the good stuff. I have been dying to try this facial cleanser and I finally get a sample of it to try. It is supposed to purify and exfoliate your skin so I will definitely be trying this out. I will let you know my thoughts.

5. Smashbox Cosmetics Be Legendary Lip Lacquer in Coral: ok guys you know me by now (lip products Obsessed!!) it’s obvious I am super excited about this gloss and can’t wait to try it out soon.

That’s it, this was all I got in my Birchbox this month. Honestly I was expecting something a bit more exciting since its Birchbox anniversary month but I guess I’ll make the best of what I have.

What did you get in your Birchbox this month? Share your links down below?

Leslie xoxo --

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

September 16th, 2014 Illustration

Live Life!! Find what makes you happy and go for it life is too short. Enjoy today's illustration!!

Leslie xoxo

*This is my work please don't copy or use this image without my permission Thanks!* Note: Colors may look different from original image.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Dermalogica Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF 50 Review

PR Sample provided by IFabbo for review

Even though summer is almost gone, we still need SPF to protect us all year long from damaging sun rays that can cause premature aging, skin problems and even cancer. I have to be honest I am not a huge fan of sunscreen lotions for body or face because of their greasy and thick feeling. I am totally aware that there are some body lotions that are not too greasy, that have SPF and I prefer using those to cover up my body. When it comes to my face it’s a whole different story. You see, I have super oily skin and I have tried many face moisturizers with SPF that say and promise to keep your face matte or that controls and minimizes your oily skin. But most of them have not helped much because after a few hours out in the sun I still get oily.

So I recently received a Dermalogica Dynamic Skin Recovery Moisturizer with SPF 50 from Ifabbo for review. I was super skeptical because I haven't had the best experience finding good moisturizers with a high SPF because they are both too thick and oily or smell funny. So for the past few weeks, I have been using Dermalogica Dynamic Skin Recovery Moisturizer with SPF 50 every morning before applying makeup and I have been liking how my face feels after applying it. I also love the lovely floral smell that is has even though it does fade away as you are applying it. I only use one pump and it’s enough for me to cover my whole face leaving it with a nice glow. After a few hours my face does get a little oily but is a lot less than before I started using this sunscreen, so that is a huge plus for me.
This is one pump and that all I needed
Has there been a difference in my face since I started using it? Yes, my acne marks have diminished a lot. I didn't have too many just one or two but they are less visible now. I feel my skin looks more smooth. What might be a letdown for many of you is the price this sunscreen runs for $65 at Dermalogica. It is a bit pricey but its really hard for me to find a sunscreen that doesn't make me super oily. This has been working pretty good for me right now, so we will see. I do recommend it for any skin type. If your sensitive to smell, I suggest you get a sample and smell it first just to make sure you can deal with the scent. Otherwise, I do recommend it. I have had a good experience with it so far. For more information on this product or on Dermalogica skin care products click here.

Have you tried Dermalogica Dynamic Skin Recovery Moisturizer with SPF 50? What are your thoughts?

Leslie xoxo