Friday, March 23, 2012

Review: Clean and Clear Body Wash in Boost Mango and Papaya

I signed up for a sample of this when I saw the ad in a magazine. Honestly, Clean and Clear lotions and cleansers tend to break me out, but I figured why not get a sample since it was free and the packaging always made a good impression on me. I got the sample and I was very impressed. It wasn't a dinky foil sample packet. It was the size of a "travel" item you would find for $1 at the store. I used it for more than a week!

  • AWESOME smell. It is refreshing but does not linger on my skin after the shower, which I like, because my perfume/lotions/body sprays are not always compatible with my body wash, and I only keep one body wash in my shower at a time.
  • Nice, "squishy" lather. I used this with a loofah and MAN. It feels nice. I actually used less than I normally do and the lather was very thick and soft. No cheapie bubbles here.
  • Moisture. After I used this, I touched my arms and couldn't believe how nice and soft they were. I do use lotion daily, but my arms are never THAT soft. 
  • Packaging. I know that these are marketed at teenagers, as are most of the Clean and Clear products. Being a 20 year old in college, though, I love me some brightly colored sparkly beauty products. 
  • Price Point. I was spoiled by the clearance/charity/member deals at The Body Shop in December, so I have been using my stash of $1.35 body washes. This, however, I would buy full price. On, it is $5.99 which is pretty good for the size and quality of lather.
  •  Color. The body wash itself is NOT the color of the bottle. Petty, I know, but I like colors.
I definitely recommend this body wash and I am looking forward to sampling the other scents (CHARGE Pomegranate and Orange Zest and SPLASH Wildberry and Guava). You can find it at Target, Walmart, and drugstores. You can also buy it here from if you can't find it near you.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

March 2012 Birchbox

I got the Teen Vogue box this month, and I have to say I am SUPER happy with this box. I received:

  • Annick Gouta Petite Cherie perfume sample-I really like the way this smells. It is girly without being overpowering.
  • Shisheido Pureness Oil-Control Blotting Papers-I use a blotting paper every day before I put on my makeup so I don't mind getting to try a new variety :)
  • Essie Luxeffects top coat in Set in Stones-yay! Full size Essie!!! This polish is beautiful silver glitter, but it is quite difficult to get off. 
  • Tarte LipSurgence lip tint in Amused: I LOVE these. I have a deluxe sample in Moody that I fell in love with. I love the way they smell, the way they feel and the way they look. This one is a full size, too!
Not Pictured:

  • twistband Hair tie: Meh. My hair slips out of this. I have shorter layers that don't like staying in pony tails.
  • ModCloth $10 off of $75 coupon
  • Teen Vogue offer 

So. Birchbox was definitely a win this month :)

Thursday, March 1, 2012

February 2012 Empties

Pantene Nature Fusion Moisture Balance shampoo
Olay Blackhead Clearing Scrub
Biore Revitalize 4-in-1 cleanser
L'Occitane Brightening Cleansing Foam

Suave Humectant Moisture conditioner
Nivea Happy Sensation lotion
L'Occitane Shea hand cream
Befine Gentle Cleanser (this was basically water, FYI.)
Borghese Curaforte Moisture Intensifer
Neutrogena Night Calming towelettes
Softlips Vanilla Mint
Bora Bora perfume sample
La Rocca Champagne & Shimmer Creme
BBW PocketBac Scary Cats Black Cherry
The Body Shop Fuzzy Peach body wash
BBW Gentle Foaming Hand Soap in Cucumber Melon
BBW Pink Chiffon Lotion (travel size)
Benta Berry G-1 Moisturizing Face Cream
Jouer Lip Treatment
L'Occitane Amande shower oil
 Pure Silk Raspberry Shave Cream
X-Out Wash In Treatment
One Aloe and Cucumber Sheet Mask
BBW Pink Chiffon Lotion (oops. This one got in here twice)
Mario Badescu Healing and Smoothing Mask

 8759845734 sample packets.
Beyond the Zone Straight Shot
Body Shop Body Butter Duo vanilla
BBW PocketBac Gumball