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Burt’s Bees Cleansing Towelettes Review

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I religiously use cleansing towelette to remove my makeup. They not only remove makeup but the texture of the towelette helps clean the skin better. It contains make up remover or other cleansing ingredients that can be a big factor in the health of your skin. I got these Burt’s Bees all natural cleansing towelette in the fall Target Beauty box. I finally used these and here’s the review.

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Ingredients:

This claims to be 99.1% natural

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My Experience with using these:

When you first see them, you will notice that they are plain and doesn’t have any texture to them. But they are exfoliating enough to clean the skin. I use them on both sides. It has a strong scent to it. It’s a pleasant fragrance, nothing chemical like. I don’t use any makeup towelette on their own. I massage eye makeup removing cream and then wipe it off with a towelette. I do each eye one by one. Then I massage cleansing oil into my skin and then wipe it off with the towelette. Then I take a clean towelette and wipe my face and this time lips, clean. I noticed that this towelette does leave a slight oily residue. I definitely need to wash my face with a foaming face wash although it claims that it removes dirt, oil and makeup without rinsing. As I am wiping my face with these, I notice that there is a slight tingling and slightly burning sensation on my skin. But this didn’t break me out although it caused slight irritation and redness for a short while. Also, the packaging is great. It’s the ones where there is a sticky part that you lift up to take the wipe. It keeps the packet air tight when you shut them.

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Likes:

  1. The packaging

Dislikes:

  1. The strong scent
  2. The tingling/ burning sensation
  3. Non-textured wipe
  4. Leaves oily residue

Rating: 2/5

Will I repurchase? No, I will not. I prefer using my Holy Grail wipes. I just used these up because I got these in a beauty box.

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Cheapest and Best Primer

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If you have combination/ oily skin and have always wondered why your makeup looks cakey or just doesn’t last too long. You need to add an important step to your foundation routine – PRIMER. I know there are many of you who have not considered using a primer at all. Well, it’s never too late. I wasn’t sure which primer should I try out and after searching a bit, I decided to settle on Monistat Chafing relief powder gel.
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Price: $5.98 at my local Walmart but I had a coupon and ended up paying 4.98. So this costs approximately $5

Quantity: 1.5 oz/ 42 gms

Product claims: The product claims to other things 😀 😀 but as the name suggests it is a powder gel. So the gel on application, turns into a smooth powder like on your skin

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Ingredients: The most important ingredient Monistat has is Dimethicone and that’s why this works great as a primer

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My experience with the product: The area of the skin where this product is to be applied is equally sensitive as our face. Monistat doesn’t have any fragrance at all and this is mentioned clearly on the tube. It comes in a clear gel form in a flip top tube. The flip top is a little flimsy so you need to make sure that it’s shut close properly. It once oozed out in my makeup bag. And the product itself feels very smooth when you apply it on your skin. And you can immediately see that your pores start to disappear. It sort of fills in your pores and makes the skin even. And moreover when you apply a foundation, it glides on smoothly. The foundation application becomes a lot easier. With Monistat, it’s less of a work to apply the foundation especially when you are in a rush. As the day goes by, you’ll notice that the oiliness doesn’t show through the foundation. It helps to control the oiliness to an extent. To conclude, I can say that using a primer helps the makeup application easier and lasts longer. Anyone who’s not tried a primer, I would say this is a good product to start with.

I dont know if you can tell, the lines on the back of my hand has  disappeared after applying the primer

Likes:

  1. The feel of the product on my skin
  2. Pores disappear
  3. Evens out the skin
  4. Clear gel
  5. Fragrance free
  6. Affordable
  7. Works very well as a primer

Dislikes:

  1. The flimsy packaging

Ratings: 4.5/5

Will I repurchase? I love this product for priming my face but I plan to try a good face primer.

Let me know if you have any suggestions below in the comments for me.

Mint Julep Mask Review

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I was looking for a mask that is great for summer time on my combination to normal skin. I have been wanting to try the Queen Helene Mint Julep Mask and instantly bought it. This is the first time I am using this and read below to know my thoughts.

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Price: $4 approximately

Quantity: 8 Oz/ 227 gms

Ingredients:

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Claims:

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My thoughts on the product:

When I applied it, the first thought that came to my mind was ‘is it a toothpaste’? The moment you apply this light green colored mask, there is a cool feeling on your skin and it also has a faint minty smell to it that makes you think it’s a version of toothpaste. But as it begins to dry up you can smell sulphur which is not overpowering and doesn’t make you feel uncomfortable in any way. I think it is this ingredient that actually helps in treating acne. The best thing about this product is it doesn’t have a tingly cold feeling on your skin that some mint products have which almost numbs your skin. I steer clear from those kind of products. Mint Julep mask just cools down your skin especially if you have been out in that sweltering heat. This mask has definitely contributed in clearing up my acne as it helps treat acne by controlling the skin’s oiliness and shrinking the pores. I usually leave this on my skin for more than 15 minutes. And it doesn’t dry up my skin or anything of that sort. I feel it works better when I leave it for about 30 to 45 minutes. I sometimes apply it on my acne spots and leave it overnight. It does a great job in clearing up those acne spots as it aids in drying them up and drawing out the impurities that causes acne. All in all, wearing this mask is a treat as it leaves you rejuvenated. All you girls out there with normal to combination skin and acne should definitely give this a try. Girls with dry skin and acne can try spot treating acne with this mask. It’s a basic mask that does what it claims to do.

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Likes:

  1. Comes in a squeeze tube – hygienic and prevents from drying up
  2. Affordable
  3. Availability is not an issue
  4. Easy to use
  5. Great for acne skin
  6. No tingling or cold sensation on skin although it contains mint
  7. A lot of product for the price

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Dislikes:

Nothing at all as I absolutely love this!!

Will you repurchase? Yes, I will. I am also interested in trying the mud pack after this.

Ratings: 5/5..