inVitamin Matcha Green Tea Glacial Clay Facial Mask

inVitamin Matcha Green Tea Glacial Clay Facial Mask

inVitamin Matcha Green Tea Glacial Clay Facial Mask was one of the cruelty free and vegan masks that was recommended by Kim Paschen, who is the terrific Leaping Bunny Program Manager!

inVitamin Matcha Green Tea Glacial Clay Facial Mask with Kim Paschen

Like Kim, I’m a huge fan of masks, and as Kim points out, they not only provide your skin with a boost, they’re also a very budget friendly way to pamper yourself.

As I have not yet tried the inVitamin Matcha Green Tea Glacial Clay Facial Mask, I’m going to let Kim tell you all about it.

This mask comes in a powder so you get to make it yourself. As a bonus, you can combine it with any liquid of your choice. Besides water, some of my favorite additions are aloe vera, tea, and facial serum! Once applied, allow the mask to dry, which takes about 15 minutes. This mask produces a wonderfully cleansing feeling without any itchiness, which sometimes occurs with other clay masks as they dry. The cost is about $16 and contains around eight treatments, so it’s quite affordable.

The inVitamin Matcha Green Tea Glacial Clay Facial Mask sounds terrific, doesn’t it?

 inVitamin Matcha Green Tea Glacial Clay Facial Mask

inVitamin Matcha Green Tea Glacial Clay Facial Mask

Here’s a little more information about the inVitamin Matcha Green Tea Glacial Clay Facial Mask. It’s made with pure Japanese Matcha Green Tea, Alaskan Glacial Clay, and food grade Diatomaceous Earth. The inVitamin Matcha Green Tea Glacial Clay Facial Mask is advertised as an  effective treatment for pimples, blackheads, acne and rosacea. All skin types can use it, and there are no synthetic fragrances, preservatives, colors or fillers. There is also no propylene glycol, phthalates or parabens. It’s also made in the U.S.A..


inVitamin Matcha Green Tea Glacial Clay Facial Mask 

Kim has some basic tricks to share with you so you’ll be a mask pro.  She suggests starting out with a clean face using a gentle, mild cleanser. Do you have long hair? Tie it back so it’s out of your face. Make sure to apply your cruelty free mask evenly around all areas of your face (and also your neck if you wish). Make sure you avoid your eyes and your mouth.

Leave the mask on for the product’s suggested time, which is usually between 5-20 minutes. Finally, gently remove the mask with a washcloth and warm water, and rinse your face with cool water. After you’re all finished, you can proceed with your normal skin care routine.

inVitamin Matcha Green Tea Glacial Clay Facial Mask

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Adesse New York Pink Stiletto Photos & Review

Adesse New York Pink Stiletto

This week I have another polish that I received: Adesse New York Pink Stiletto. It’s a gorgeous glitter polish that has a clear base, and it’s stuffed to the brim with pink and two different sizes of silver glitter: big chunks, and tiny pieces.

Adesse New York Polish is a terrific brand that is cruelty free, made in the US, and vegan. In addition, Adesse New York is “5 Free,” which means that the nail polish does not contain the following five ingredients: Toulene, Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP), Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, or Camphor. Adesse New York continues to be smart by not having any of the following: parabens, sulfates, synthetic fragrances, petrochemicals, phthalates, GMO’s, or triclosan. The polish is infused with organic minerals, pigments, and essential oils.

Here’s what I did for this manicure. I already had the Adesse New York Gershwin on my nails (this was from my previous post), so I just did a few touch ups as I do use my hands during the day! The only nail that I removed polish from was my ring finger, which was covered with the glittering Adesse New York Pink Stiletto. I redid my ring finger to have the Adesse New York Pink Stiletto on the upper portion of my nail, I had the middle section with only a swipe of Adesse New York Pink Stiletto, nothing else, and then added the magenta striping tape. Finally. the bottom portion was covered with the pinky purple, Adesse New York Gershwin.

Adesse New York Pink Stiletto

Then after the touch ups were dry on the other four nails, I added a quick dry top coat and used a spiral nail stencil and applied the Adesse New York Pink Stiletto swirl.

I’m very pleased with the way that this came out. Adesse New York has excellent quality nail polish. It has a gel effect, so you can have the plump look of a gel, but without using a UV or LED lamp!

The photos were taken during different hours in the afternoon sun. I love how with glitter, depending on the lighting and angle, you’re obviously going to get a different effect.

Adesse New York Pink Stiletto

 

Adesse New York Pink Stiletto

 

 

Adesse New York Pink Stiletto

Adesse New York Pink Stiletto

Adesse New York Pink Stiletto can be purchased online from their website and if you receive it and decide you’re not that happy with the shade, you’re allowed to return it for a different one in their vast collection! No worries ordering from their website! There are no cons. It’s a great shade, excellent quality polish, and it’s cruelty free and vegan. 

1. Adesse New York Organic Infused Nail Lacquer http://moxiereviews.com/2015/04/09/adesse-new-york-organic-infused-polish/

2. Adesse New York: Carnivalesque & Carmen Review http://moxiereviews.com/2015/05/18/adesse-new-york-carnivalesque-carmen-review/

3. Raspberry Wink Nail Polish from Adesse New York http://moxiereviews.com/2015/07/14/raspberry-wink-nail-polish-from-adesse-new-york/

4. Adesse New York Smoothing Base Coat Review http://moxiereviews.com/2015/08/25/adesse-new-york-smoothing-base-coat-review/

5. Adesse New York Vivian Beaumont: http://moxiereviews.com/2016/06/06/adesse-new-york-vivian-beaumont-nail-polish/

6. Adesse New York Iced Tangerine: http://moxiereviews.com/2016/06/13/adesse-new-york-iced-tangerine-glitter-review/

7. Adesse New York Gershwin Review & Photos http://moxiereviews.com/2016/06/21/adesse-new-york-gershwin-review/

 

Disclosure: Adesse New York Pink Stiletto was provided for possible review. All links are for your convenience only.

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IT Cosmetics IT’s All About You!

It Cosmetics It’s All About You!

It Cosmetics It’s All About You! is a new four-piece collection of customer favorites. Check out this cruelty free Today’s Special Value (TSV) and watch it live on QVC this Saturday, June 25th at midnight (ET) 3am, 3pm (2 hrs.), 6pm and 9pm (2 hrs.) (ET). This will be available until 11:59pm (PT) that day but only while supplies last, so after reading my review, if you’re interested, don’t wait until the last minute!

 Here is a list of everything that you’ll receive in the It Cosmetics It’s All About You! Collection

  • 2.53-fl oz CC+ Cream Illumination in Fair, Light, Medium, Tan, or Rich
  • 0.118-oz Tightline 3-in-1 Mascara Primer
  • 0.11-oz Je Ne Sais Quoi Hydrating Color Awakening Lip Treatment
  • Heavenly Skin CC+ Skin Perfecting Brush

It Cosmetics always does such a fabulous job of presenting everything, and nothing has ever arrived broken. Here’s how the contents of the box looks when you open it:

It Cosmetics It's All About You!

It Cosmetics It’s All About You!

I unpacked everything, including the little sample packets, and took this photo:

 It Cosmetics It's All About You!

Here’s some detailed information about each of the products, starting with the first one, the CC+ Illumination Color Correcting and the Heavenly Skin CC+ Skin Perfecting Brush.

It Cosmetics It’s All About You!

 It Cosmetics It's All About You!

1. The CC+ Cream Illumination is not new, but it’s now available in the Collection in a supersize!! gave me full coverage color correcting. It contains a broad spectrum UVA/UVB SPF 50+, which I was so happy about.   It did have a bit of a fragrance, but it didn’t bother me, and seemed to dissipate quickly. I applied the CC+ Cream Illumination on top of my moisturizer with my fingers, and then realized that I should use the new Heavenly Skin CC+ Skin Perfecting Brush that came with the kit! You can use either method to apply it. The texture is really creamy, and felt very moisturizing on my skin. It initially gave me a dewy finish. Within a few minutes it was a nice smooth satin finish. I love that it’s so pigmented, and those that have skin issues, like dark spots or redness, will love this! Don’t worry about the fact that it’s CC+ Illumination. That really had me a bit worried since I’m not in my twenties any more and didn’t want to look like a disco ball. I would describe it as really giving a beautiful brightness to my skin, and my skin looked great–natural and not like I had on a face full of makeup! It’s a fantastic product, and, as with It Cosmetics products, has an anti-aging serum.  In conclusion, I’m sure you’re going to love the CC+ Cream Illumination with its skin-perfecting primer,  great color corrector, and physical-only sunscreen (UVA/UVB SPF 50+. It Cosmetics It's All About You!

 

2. The New Heavenly Skin CC+ Skin Perfecting Brush. I have never, ever, bought or received an It Cosmetics brush that I did not love. They are all soft, and designed for a specific purpose, as advertised. This custom cut brush will definitely help you to apply the CC+ Cream Illumination!

 

Check out how full and fluffy the brush head looked when I took a photo from the top.

 It Cosmetics It's All About You!

 

3. Je Ne Sais Quoi Hydrating Color Awakening Lip Treatment is a new lip treatment that is definitely as advertised. It has a bit of color to it, and will keep your lips so moisturized with a little bit of pink color. It feels so soft on your lips because it’s formulated with yummy butters and oils. No stickiness at all. Just smooth, beautiful looking lips! I can’t help myself…I have to point out that I love the packaging!

 It Cosmetics It's All About You!

 

 

 It Cosmetics It's All About You!

 

4. Tightline 3-in-1 Black Primer – Eyeliner – Mascara is one of my favorite products from It Cosmetics. I’ve written about it before. There is a little bit of a different look to it, but it’s the same great formula! I’m completely impressed by the product, and love that it never smeared, and didn’t irritate my eyes at all.  I love that just using the one product, the Tightline Full Lash Length Primer, I don’t have to wear false lashes to have gorgeous eyelashes. As the company claims, “It‘s your lashes, only better.”

 It Cosmetics It's All About You!

Here are some of the photos from my previous post. Trust that even though it’s very skinny, the Tightline wand does do the trick by coating from root to tip and gives you the Tightline eyeliner effect. By itself, I believe that the Tightline Full Lash Length Primer looks as natural as I can imagine.

Tightline Full Lash Length Primer It Cosmetics

Don’t feel like you have to add any extra mascara, because when I added mascara over the primer, (photo below), and in my opinion, the mascara shows up too clumpy. It was not the Tightline that made it clumpy. It was the added mascara that was not needed and made it look that way. But, it’s a look, and some people like their eyelashes to look that way.

 

tightline full lash length primer it cosmetics

Here’s a photo below, taken on a different day from the photos above, where I just applied a small amount of the  Tightline Full Lash Length Primer, and did not add any extra (different) mascara on top of it. I think it looks perfect! In addition, I want to note that the photo above was taken after wearing the Tightline Full Lash Length Primer for 7 hours.

tightline full lash length primer it cosmetics

I know why the Tightline is a best-selling customer favorite! I love it!!

 

It Cosmetics It’s All About You!

This Collection, in my opinion, is a must buy. Here is the link to purchase, and remember,  it will be at a great price one day only, Saturday, June 25the, at midnight (ET) until 11:59pm (PT) that day. Let me know what you think!

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Adesse New York Gershwin Review & Photos

Adesse New York Gershwin

Adesse New York Gershwin is another shade that I received in the Broadway Collection from this cruelty free and vegan nail polish brand. Make sure you check out the this shade, a creamy pinky purple.
Adesse New York Gershwin
Like Adesse New York Gershwin, the other shade that I reviewed from the Broadway Collection was Vivian Beaumont (click here for that previous post).

 Adesse New York Gershwin

Here’s what you need to know about all Adesse New York Polish: they are cruelty free, made in the US, and vegan. In addition, Adesse New York is “5 Free,” which means that the nail polish does not contain Toulene, Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP), Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, or Camphor. In addition, there are no parabens, sulfates, synthetic fragrances, petrochemicals, phthalates, GMO’s,  or triclosan. Adesse New York Polish is also infused with organic minerals, pigments, and essential oils.
Adesse New York Gershwin is excellent quality nail polish. It has a gel effect, so you can have the plump look of a gel, but without a UV or LED lamp! I certainly could have applied only one coat of the Adesse New York Gershwin shade of polish, and it would have looked excellent. However, I did apply two coats, and a top coat (except on my ring finger), since I wanted to see how many days I would be able to go without any chips. 
Adesse New York Gershwin

Adesse New York Gershwin

and Pink Stilette

Adesse New York Gershwin

I think Adesse New York Gershwin is an incredibly beautiful shade. On my ring finger, I applied some swirls of Adesse New York Gershwin, and Adesse Carmen (black), and then topped it with the glitter polish, Pink Stiletto.
Adesse New York Gershwin
I’ll write more about the glitter in next week’s post, but it has a clear base, and it is chock full of amazing pink, with different sizes of silver glitter. I tried to pick out a lot of pink and silver for this manicure.

With the exception of my ring finger, which is overloaded with glitter, I had a full four days of using my hands for everything from giving my dogs a bath, to doing dishes, without any big issues at all. I can’t say that I pamper my fingers, but I do apply a base coat, and a top coat, and that can make a difference. I also wear gloves when I do dishes and gardening!

Adesse New York is just super polish. Wearing a cremy polish like Gershwin, you’ll find it’s glossy, even without a top coat, and it’s easy to apply smooth coats, due to the self-leveling polish brush to help you get the correct amount of  polish every time. If you add glitter, like Pink Stiletto, you’ll find it’s so full of glitter, and with the assportment in this bottle, you can easily achieve so many unique looks. 

Adesse New York Polish can be purchased online from their website and if you receive it and decide you don’t totally love the shade, you’re allowed to return it for a different shade! No worries ordering from their website! There are no cons. It’s a great shade, excellent quality polish, and it’s cruelty free and vegan. 

 

Previous Posts

1. Adesse New York Organic Infused Nail Lacquer http://moxiereviews.com/2015/04/09/adesse-new-york-organic-infused-polish/

2. Adesse New York: Carnivalesque & Carmen Review http://moxiereviews.com/2015/05/18/adesse-new-york-carnivalesque-carmen-review/

3. Raspberry Wink Nail Polish from Adesse New York http://moxiereviews.com/2015/07/14/raspberry-wink-nail-polish-from-adesse-new-york/

4. Adesse New York Smoothing Base Coat Review http://moxiereviews.com/2015/08/25/adesse-new-york-smoothing-base-coat-review/

5. Adesse New York Vivian Beaumont: http://moxiereviews.com/2016/06/06/adesse-new-york-vivian-beaumont-nail-polish/

6. Adesse New York Iced Tangerine: http://moxiereviews.com/2016/06/13/adesse-new-york-iced-tangerine-glitter-review/

 

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Hurraw! Balm Review and Photos

Hurraw! Balm: Cruelty Free and Vegan

Hurraw! Balm is a product that may be inexpensive, but has all the goodness (and more) that much more expensive brands purport to have, and don’t! Also, you won’t be sacrificing anything to have not only a certified cruelty free lip balm, but a certified vegan one, too. Hurraw! Balm has many flavors, and even an unscented version. While it’s not meant to be eaten, of course, it is so safe, you can lick your lips and not have to think about any chemicals that you might be ingesting.

The makers of Hurraw! Balm wanted to formulate their ideal balm. It had to be, “super smooth, not draggy, not sticky, not sweet, not too glossy, not too smelly, never grainy, long lasting; plus, it had to hold up to being in a back jeans pocket all day without melting!” While I did not test it in the back pocket of my jeans, I can attest to every other attribute being a success, and a perfect lip balm!

hurraw! balm

Hurraw! Balm has a very clear label so you know exactly what you’re purchasing with your hard earned money. You simply turn over the Hurraw! Balm and read the label.

 

They’re also happy to show you what the ingredients are on the Website, before you even order! Here’s an example of the ingredients in the Hurraw! Lip Balm that has sun protection SPF 15

Prunus amygdalus dulcis (sweet almond) oil, ‡Euphorbia cerifera (candelilla) wax, *Theobroma cacao (cocoa) seed butter, *Cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, Citrus aurantium dulcis (orange) peel wax, *Ricinus communis (castor) seed oil, Olea europaea (olive) fruit oil, *Rubus idaeus (raspberry) seed, *Hippophae rhamnoides (seabuckthorn) seed oil, *Punica granatum (pomegranate) seed oil, Tocopherols (sunflower),*Citrus reticulata (tangerine) peel oil, *Anthemis nobilis (chamomile) flower extract, *Vanilla planifolia (vanilla) bean

Hurraw! Balm

The ingredients in Hurraw! Balm are all plant based, and all are listed. In addition to being certified vegan, and cruelty free, everyone reading this blog should recognize the Leaping Bunny logo on the label. It’s always important to check a company’s stance, but I appreciate that Harraw! Balm puts this statement in writing: “…[Hurraw!] does not purchase ingredients from any company that at any point of their growing, handling, or production cycle involves animal testing. Each supplier and every purchase order is confirmed cruelty-free before it is added to our supply chain.”

See how easy that is for companies to put in in writing, when they have nothing to hide?!

Hurraw! Balm ingredients are cosmetic and food-grade ingredients. Safety testing takes place on human panels via independent labs. All of the ingredients are guaranteed to be GMO free by the growers and distributors. As if that’s not enough Hurraw! Balm is Gluten Free, Soy Free, and Shea Free.

This is why you won’t worry about licking your lips after you apply Hurraw! Balm: it’s non toxic. There are no petroleum products, parabens, synthetic preservatives, or artifical colors.

All of the flavors in the Balm are from 100% natural sources, manufactured in the USA and are USDA food grade. Most are from pure essential oils. If you purchase Chocolate, Rootbeer, Chai Spice, Green Tea, or Black Cherry, they are made for Hurraw! Balm from 100% natural, organically derived flavor compounds through steam-distillation and various processes of extraction.

Just in case you’re going to ask, there is absolutely no alcohol in any Balm, or in any of the ingredients!

Hurraw! Balm

Here’s some more information about each of the Hurraw! Balm products that I received. Am I suggesting you eat them? NO, but again, Hurraw! Balms are so safe, you can lick your lips and not have to think about any chemicals that you might be ingesting. Can you say that about all your previous purchases before you educated yourself?

Hurraw! Balm

1. Hurraw! Unscented Lip Balm. Note: While it contains no added flavor, and is nut-oil free, I was able to detect a very faint aroma of meadowfoam seed oil, which is a great moisturizer and is packed with vitamin E.  Yes, it’s a real multi-tasker, because it can also be used on your cuticles!

2. The Hurraw! Sun Balm has SPF 15, it’s non-nano Zinc Oxide. It has Juicy tangerine and calming Roman chamomile.  Note: Zinc Oxide is all natural, broad spectrum (which means it blocks both UVA and UVB rays) sun screen. When you apply the Hurraw! Sun Balm it protects your lips by sitting on top of them and provides a physical barrier against the sun by deflecting the rays away from your skin. You need to remember to reapply the balm often! And, don’t think that it’s just for winter. Your lips are exposed to sun every day, and people do get cancer on their lips!

3. Hurraw! Moon Balm is a great treatment for your lips before you go to sleep. This one has vanilla and a Peru Balsam scent–but the balsam scent is not as overpowering as you might think. It’s actually supposed to help lull you to sleep. It is written that their is a blue green shade, but I really can’t see that, and it’s a just a clear gloss look on me. I actually tested this one both before bed, and during the day. It’s very rich, and incredibly moisturizing. I feel it is richer that the Unscented, which was also incredibly moisturizing. But, it’s no surprise that my lips felt so smooth and moisturized. It’s formulated with Avocado Oil, Rosehip Seed Oil, Meadowfoam Seed Oil (also in the Unscented one), and Argan Oil. Great for helping dry lips heal.

4. Hurraw! Grapefruit Lip Balm has a really pretty pink shade that left a clear gloss on my lips. It smells just like fresh grapefruit! This is formulated with fresh cold pressed organic oil from both white, and pink grapefruit from Florida. 

5. Hurraw! Mint Lip Balm will provide a little bit of tingle to your lips, and the cool scent of mint. Do you like mint? You’ll love this flavor.

6. Hurraw! Vanilla Bean Lip Balm is infused with raw, organic vanilla beans from Madagascar. I actually love to bake and I know that Madagascar vanilla is really creamy, and I think that it’s a great description of how my lips felt with this flavor. It’s a delicious vanilla scent and it made my lips very smooth! Definitely lives up to the claims of being long lasting!

 Hurraw! Balm

Here’s where you can find Hurraw! Balm, or purchase it online where you can check out the variety, and the prices–all priced under $5.00.

Disclosure: I received Hurraw! Balm for possible review. All links are for your convenience only.

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