Hands, Nails, Oil

The Body Shop Almond Nail and Cuticle Oil

Today I’m reviewing The Body Shop Almond Nail and Cuticle Oil. Spoiler: I’ve been using it for years and it’s a favorite!

The Body Shop Almond Nail and Cuticle Oil

I can’t even remember when I first bought The Almond Nail and Cuticle Oil from The Body Shop – I’ve been using it that long. I’m going to say since at least university. I graduated from university in 2006, so at the very least 11 years.

Once you’ve taken the lid off, you see the applicator is actually a brush. You simply twist the opposite end to release some oil and then brush it into your nails and cuticles. I find that one twist is enough oil for a couple fingers, though my hands are usually pretty dry. If yours are generally more moisturized you could probably get another nail or two done with each twist.

The lid of The Body Shop Almond Nail and Cuticle Oil has a rubber cuticle pusher on it, which is really handy. Once the almond oil has soaked in for a few minutes, you can push back your cuticles. I find this cuticle pusher a bit softer and easier to use than others I’ve tried in the past.

I typically use it at night when I’m about to go to bed. I find that that’s the best way to make sure that the oil sinks into my nails and cuticles without leaving an oily smudge on everything that I touch. It soaks in relatively quickly with some rubbing. The smell isn’t overwhelming, which is nice.

You can find The Body Shop Almond Nail and Cuticle Oil online or at your local store for $12. They’re currently having a buy 3 get 3 free sale plus free shipping on orders over $75, so it’s a great time to stock up on your favorites from The Body Shop.

Have you tried The Body Shop’s Almond Nail and Cuticle Oil before? What’s a favorite cuticle oil of yours? 

Lip Balm, Lips, Review

EOS Strawberry Sorbet and Sweet Mint Lip Balm

Today I’m reviewing EOS lip balm in Strawberry Sorbet and Sweet Mint. 

EOS Lip Balm

First off, I have to admit that I’ve never tried EOS lip balm. Ever. I’ve used lots of other brands, but never EOS. I’m a huge lip balm user. As a result, I was kind of excited to be able to give these two EOS lip balms a try.

I hate when my lips feel dry, so I feel like I’m applying it all the time. It’s probably more like every few hours though. I have one on my desk, one on my night stand, one in my bag – you get the idea. I currently have these two on my desk.

EOS Lip Balm

I’m huge fan of the scent of the Strawberry Sorbet EOS lip balm. It smells like strawberries without being too over the top or fake. Both of these lip balms go on clear and don’t provide much shine. I felt like they kept my lips feeling moisturized for a fair amount of time, a few hours or so. Of course I had to apply a bit more often if I was eating or drinking.

EOS Sweet Mint Lip Balm

I typically don’t go for mint things (the smell and flavor is usually too strong for my liking), but I was pleasantly surprised that I like the Sweet Mint one. Maybe I need to give minty things – whatever they are – more of a chance.

The only thing that I didn’t like was the shape of the lip balm. I know it’s a signature for EOS,but it made putting it in my pocket a bit of a pain because it looked weird and bulgy. In addition, it was tough to get enough coverage in just a few swipes until the top of the lip balm was flatter. Really, those are just nitpicky things and overall I was happy with the actual formula of the lip balm.

EOS Strawberry Sorbet and Sweet Mint Lip Balm can be found at your local drugstore for about $4 each or online Strawberry Sorbet or Sweet mint (affiliate links).

I received both of these EOS lip balms from chickadvisor.com for free in exchange for a free review. This post contains affiliate links. Thank you for supporting my blog, I appreciate it! 

Face, Skincare, Towelettes

Burt’s Bees Facial Towelettes with White Tea Extract

Today I’m reviewing Burt’s Bees Facial Towelettes with White Tea Extract. They’re perfect for nights when you’re feeling lazy and don’t want to wash your face with cleanser and water as well as for travelling.

Burt's Bees Facial Towelettes with White Tea Extract

 

I picked Burt’s Bees Facial Towelettes with White Tea Extract up on a whim a few months ago while I was browsing at my local drug store. I’m so glad I did though because it turns out that I really like them.

Not only does the formula of these towelettes smell good, but it’s effective at getting off oil, dirt, and even makeup. The oil and dirt comes off easily, while taking off mascara took a bit more work, but didn’t require any harsh scrubbing. I have sensitive skin, but I didn’t have any reactions using these towelettes.

The wipes are a good size and I’ve always had enough space to be able to clean my face. The cloths are also nice and soft so it feels good against my skin.

I’ve had problems with packaging letting towelettes dry out before, but that hasn’t happened with these ones. Under the plastic lip is a sticker that covered the wipes. This two layered opening has kept my wipes just as moist as the first time I opened them. In addition, the wipes are also easy to pull out.

I keep these towelettes in my gym bag. After workouts when I’m in the locker room I use them to clean my face. I’ve also taken them with me travelling. They’re so much easier to pack than a bottle of cleanser and I feel like they worked just as good for the time that I was away.

I have no complaints about these towelettes. I’ll be buying them again.

Burt’s Bees Facial Towelettes with White Tea Extract are available in drugstores for about $10 or online here (affiliate link).

Have you tried these before? What are your favorite facial towelettes?

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Moisturizer, Skincare

CeraVe AM Facial Moisturizing Lotion SPF 30

Today I’m reviewing the CeraVe AM Facial Moisturizing Lotion SPF 30 – specifically the normal to oily skin version.

eraVe AM Facial Moisturizing Lotion SPF 30

I have sensitive skin, so this brand was recommended to me as something to try that would be gentle on my skin. I was having problems with my skin reacting to another brand of moisturizer, so I was in the market for a new kind. Trying a new skincare brand is something that makes me nervous because I never know how my skin will react to it.  So far though I’m really liking it and I’ve had zero reactions to it, which was a big relief.

First off, I like that it’s in a pump bottle. It makes it easier to get the exact amount out that I want. In addition I feel like it’s cleaner than a pot of moisturizer that I’d have to use my fingers to get it out. I also like that the bottle takes up little room on my bathroom counter. I think everyone is looking for more room in there.

I typically put it on after using cleanser as well as any time throughout the day that my face feels dry. My chin tends to get dry, so I frequently put it there and I feel like it really does help. I also like that it has broad spectrum SPF protection built into it. If I know I’m going to be spending the day in the sun I’ll put a stronger SPF sunscreen on top, but otherwise I like that moisturizer and sunscreen is in one step.

The CeraVe AM Facial Moisturizing Lotion SPF 30 is only available in a 89 mL pump bottle. Mine has lasted me more than six months though, so I think it’s a great size. you also don’t need to use a lot – a little does a long way. It doesn’t take long to absorb into my skin, so it’s nice that this skincare step doesn’t take a lot of time.

It can be found at drugstores for around $20 or online here (affiliate link).

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