Alba Botanica AcneDote Review

Alba Botanica

The first time I tried Alba Botanica AcneDote Clean ‘n Treat Towelettes was when I received it for review from the Vegan Cuts Leaping Bunny Fresh Start Kit. Alba Botanica I loved that the Alba Botanical AcneDote was cruelty free, 100% Vegetarian, had no Parabens or Phthalates, and was Leaping Bunny certified. Alba Botanica After I finished the sample size, I purchased the full size package of the Alba Botanica acne-fighting towelettes, which contains thirty. As advertised, they are terrific at removing make up and grime; and I was sold on the fact that the towelettes are free of parabens, sulfates and synthetic fragrances. The towelettes feel very soft, and are at a good price point (approximately $6.oo).

Alba Botanica

Because there are ingredients that can be drying to your skin, the directions are to use one application per day, and then gradually you can increase to using the towelettes two or three times a day. If you have too much dryness or any peeling, check with your doctor and reduce how often you use it! I have only used this once a day, and I never use it anywhere near my eye area. I just think it’s great for my cheeks, forehead and neck area, and excellent after working out– before I get to the shower. Cons?  The Alba Botanica towelettes have 2% salicylic acid, which is great to fight acne, but there is also witch hazel, which can be really irritating on some guys and gals skin. Also, learn from me: if you’re not careful to make certain you have tightly resealed the package, they will very quickly dry out! Alba Botanica

 Alba Botanica

alba botanicaThe Alba Botanica towelettes are also available in a pack of ten, which is great to throw in your handbag or gymbag. While the thirty pack is easy to find, the pack of ten has been difficult for me to locate, so I’ve had to order that size online. Disclosure: Nothing to disclose. Moxie Reviews Links: Twitter , Facebook , Google+, Bloglovin’ Moxie Reviews™ 2014. Content copyright. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author/owner, Moxie, is strictly prohibited.

Sweet Heart Polish Review and Swatches

Sweet Heart Polish

Sweet Heart Polish is all hand-blended by the owner Cassandra LeBeau. Sweet Heart Polish is cruelty free, vegan and 5 free. Just a reminder that 5 free means that Sweet Heart Polish does not  contain formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, DBP, toluene, and camphor. In addition, back in March, Cassandra started to donate $1.00 from each bottle of Sweet Heart Polish sold to an autism charity.

Now that you know some details about Sweet Heart Polish, I’ll share some photos and information about the two polishes that were sent for review by Gloss48. The Sweet Heart Polishes that were sent: Mystery and Dazzle.

 

Sweet Heart Polish

 

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Urban Decay Vice 3 Palette Swatches

Urban Decay Vice 3 Palette Swatches

As requested by a few readers, I have Urban Decay Vice 3 Eyeshadow Palette swatches. This a limited edition palette, and here is a photo of it:

 Urban Decay Vice 3 Palette Swatches

Urban Decay Vice 3 Palette

Swatches Colors

Truth is matte, Undone is pearl, Downfall is matte, DTF is pearl

Dragon is shimmer, Freeze is metallic, Heroine is pearl, Brokedown is metallic

Vanity is metallic, Lucky is metallic, Reign is satin, Bobby Dazzle is metallic,

Alien is shimmer, Alchemy is satin, Bondage is shimmer, Sonic is metallic

Last Sin is shimmer, Angel is metallic, Defy is satin, Revolver is pearl

 

There isn’t a shadow in the Urban Decay Vice 3 Palette that I don’t like! They are all well pigmented, some are shimmery, some sparkle and some are matte. They have balanced them all beautifully.

Urban Decay Vice 3 Palette Swatches

 Urban Decay Vice 3 Palette Swatches

Below is the list of shadows from left to right in the photo:

DTF
DOWNFALL
UNDONE
TRUTH
DRAGON
FREEZE
HEROINE
BROKEDOWN
BOBBY DAZZLE
REIGN
LUCKY
VANITY
ALIEN
ALCHEMY
BONDAGE
SONIC
REVOLVER
DEFY
ANGEL
LAST SIN

Urban Decay Vice 3 Palette Swatches

urban decay nice 3 palette swatches

 

urban decay nice 3 palette swatches

Urban Decay Vice 3 Palette Swatches

As you know from my previous post, Urban Decay Vice 3 Palette Look, I do use BOBBY DAZZLE as a highlighter as well as a shadow. It might be my number 1 favourite because it’s so versatile and sparkly and shimmery all at once!! However SONIC the “red” is more of a deep bronze shimmery shadow and it is beautiful, especially for this time ofyear. It’s also one that a little goes a long way.

urban decay vice 3 palette swatch

 

Urban Decay Vice 3 Palette Swatches

Urban Decay Vice 3 Palette Swatches

So this is a slightly better photo for SONIC you can really see the bronze. REVOLVER is gorgeous as it’s a black shadow with a navy shimmer and I’m lovin it! The last colour LAST SIN is also a lovely colour however, it does get a little lost on my skin as it’s almost a match but if you have it on the lid with darker shades around it, it really pops and is a lovely sparkly shimmery shadow. Also if your not a ghost like me you could use it as a highlight too. :)

 

 Urban Decay Vice 3 Palette Swatches

urban decay vice 3 palette swatch

 

Urban Decay Vice 3 Palette Swatches

Thank you to the lovely people who have left comments on Jackie’s beautiful “Look” posts; Jackie reads all the comments!  A huge thank you to Jackie for doing theses requested Urban Decay Vice 3 Palette Swatches!

Please be sure to follow Jackie on Twitter.  If you haven’t already, please check out her last post, Urban Decay Vice 3 Palette Look

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Urban Decay Vice 3 Palette Look

Urban Decay Vice 3 Palette

This is the third post with a look that I am doing for Moxie Reviews.  My two other posts were Urban Decay Electric Palette, and a Halloween Look. In today’s post, I’ll be using the new Urban Decay Vice 3 Palette. That Palette, as well as all of the other cosmetics that are listed in this post are cruelty free.

Urban Decay Vice 3 Palette

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Crystal Rock Deodorant Body Spray Review

Crystal Rock Deodorant Body Spray

Crystal Rock Deodorant Body Spray is something that I previously let you know about (in 2012), and I’m still purchasing products in the line!

While Crystal Rock Deodorant Body Spray is marketed as a great natural deodorant for men, I use it because it’s a great deodorant, and I love the fact that it’s vegan! The company had a goal to develop a deodorant  for men who “demand performance and variety in their deodorants while expressing concern over what is going on their bodies and into the environment.” In case you’re wondering if you’ve read or heard the name before, Crystal Rock Deodorant Body Spray is from the makers of Crystal Deodorants. In addition to providing a statement that they have not and never will test its products on animals, it is certified cruelty free by Leaping Bunny and PETA.

crystal rock deodorant

Crystal Rock Deodorant Body Spray

Crystal Rock Deodorant Body Spray Deodorant  writes that “we respect your body,” so they do not have the following:

crystal rock deodorant

Unlike some of the leading deodorants and antiperspirants, Crystal Rock Deodorant takes all its ingredients from nature. Of course, you don’t want body odor, but you certainly don’t want to do that with harmful harmful synthetic chemicals. Crystal Rock Deodorant contains purified water, natural mineral salts and natural fragrances from nature.

After all these years, I can write that Crystal Rock Deodorant Body Spray has never left a stain, unlike many of the conventional deodorants that I’ve tried.

crystal rock deodorant body spray

Crystal Rock Deodorant Spray

  Unscented (just natural odor protection)

Onyx Storm, fresh & zesty, uses hints of ho wood, cedarwood and geranium bourbon

Cobalt Sky, spicy & warm, is infused with West Indian Sandalwood and vanilla

Granite Rain, masculine & woodsy, has hints of bergamot, citrus and sage

 Crystal Rock Deodorant Body Spray

While mainly used for underarms, Crystal Rock Deodorant Body Spray can be used anywhere on the body, neck or chest.

I encouraged my husband to test all of the Crystal Rock Deodorant scents, and he did agree with what Howard Stern, the “Shock Jock of Sirius Satellite,” has said of Crystal Rock Deodorant, “F-ing Fantastic.” I first tested the Unscented one, and as a woman, I had no issues with my pores clogging, or anything else for that matter. Since then, I’ve tried all of the scents, but I like to wear a fragrance, and I find the unscented to be the most practical for me. I have purchased it in not only the spray version, but also what is “new” since I’ve reviewed the line is an unscented stick version!

Crystal Rock Deodorant Body Spray

So here’s the bottom line: While Crystal Rock Deodorant Body Spray is marketed for men it’s a natural deodorant that women can use, as I do.  I have continued to use the Crystal Rock Deodorant Body Spray line because it keeps me smelling fresh without clogging pores (and love that they’re vegan). My husband also still uses Crystal Rock Deodorant Body Spray and has had similar results. The Crystal Rock Deodorant Body Spray is a great value at $5.00, or less. Reminder, that even natural deodorants can cause irritation, so if for some reason you do have any irritation, stop use immediately!

Crystal Rock Deodorant

Purchase online at the Crystal Rock Deodorant store or at your local pharmacy.

Disclosure: None. While the first time I reviwed the products they were received for review, this time I have nothing to disclose. I am reviewing again because I continue to purchase the products! All links are for your convenience only.

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