Review: Physicians Formula Organic wear 100% Natural Origin Tinted Bronzer

(0.5/5)

I love the sound of this product: a natural, liquid bronzer with no synthetic preservatives, fragrances or colors, no parabens, and 84% organic. Sounds great right? (I thought so too!)

Physicians Formula Organic wear 100% Natural Origin Liquid Bronzer is incredibly disappointing. I purchased this product in the shade Light Skin (it comes in three shades: fair skin, light skin and medium skin).

I was not immediatly impressed with it upon my initial uses. However, I did try to like it. After about a week of attempting to make it work for me, I decided that it was a hopeless endeavor.

What I was looking for: a healthy-looking, bronzed glow

What I got: an oily, unpleasant sheen

Some other unimpressive aspects about this product:

-the scent (I generally enjoy the smell of natural and organic products, they seem to smell earthy, like understated florals mixed with dirt or something. If you know what I am talking about, how would you describe it?!) The tinted bronzer smelled awful! And the scent did not dissipate, it sort of stuck with me all day, constantly reminding me that it was on my face… (*Even my boyfriend commented on the scent-how embarassing! He was not a fan of it either.)

-the price: too expensive

-my advice: skip this product!

If you need to get a bronze glow: try applying your favorite moisturizer (let it dry for about 3 minutes-I am obsessed with Burt’s Bees radiance day and night cremes) then gently sweep some bronzer over your forehead, temples, nose, cheeks and chin. Then, blend it all out with a clean kabuki brush. Your skin will look healthy and natural.

Review: Lavera Lipgloss

(4.5/5)

I love lip gloss, and lip products in general. I always find myself buying new lip glosses and balms. (I bought a Yes to Carrots lip balm in berry today and I can’t wait to try it!) Anyways, it doesn’t matter if I need it or not-if I see it & want to try it, I am so buying it!

Since I have a lot of  lip products, I often find that I buy one, use it for a week or so, then forget about it. It is rare that I find one that is awesome but when I do- I keep it with me…like it is always in a pocket of the jeans I am wearing or in my purse or makeup bag.

Lavera Lipgloss Trend in No. 4 is fabulous! It is one of those lip products that I find myself reaching for over and over again. It is a clear gloss with a distinctive, gorgeous gold shimmer. I personally enjoy wearing it alone on my lips or on top of my Badger balm. However, since it is clear and shimmery, it would look perfect on top of your favorite lipstick.

There are so many great things about this gloss:

*looks & smells GREAT

*moisturizing

*made with organic jojoba

*It contains NO synthetic preservatives, perfumes, colorants or mineral oil  (Awesome!)

*Not tested on animals

I especially love this product because I think it is a great holiday pick. The clear with gold shimmer is so pretty and wearable for everyone. Try it out for yourself, or make it a gift!

Review: Kiss My Face Olive & Aloe Bar Soap

(3.5/5)

This review will feature Kiss My Face Olive & Aloe bar soap. This soap is awesome! Two of the main ingredients are found in the name of it: olive oil and aloe.  When these ingredients are combined, the result is a great, moisturizing soap.

The natural soap is a dark green bar with a somewhat mild, unappealing scent. In the shower, the bar of soap was used alone on the skin. It was slightly exfoliating which was unexpected yet really pleasant. The soap cleansed the skin well and washed off easily.

Kiss My Face Olive & Aloe soap did not leave the skin dry or scented at all. It made my skin feel great, both in the shower and after it. It was incredibly moisturizing and left my skin feeling soft.

Some other awesome features of this soap:

-does not contain any animal products

-not tested on animals

– free of artificial colors

-contains only 5 ingredients: olive oil, water, aloe, sodium chloride and fragrance

-price: under $3 (such a great deal!)

Overall, I would recommend this product to a friend and repurchase it in the future. The moisturizing effects of the soap were excellent and I enjoyed using it.