Sunday, March 27, 2016

Review: Simple Skincare

Disclaimer: I received these products for free as part of the ChickAdvisor Product Review Club but all opinions expressed are 100% my own.

I am very happy that I was able to test and review a few products from Simple Skincare, I am always looking for beauty products that are effective for my particular issues. I have sensitive skin and I am sensitive to certain chemicals. I also am allergic to certain artificial coloring. To top it off, I have combination skin and I have cystic acne that erupts when I ovulate and sometimes just before my period. It can be challenging to find products that are effective, long term.

I love having these wipes around, they are such and handy and convenient way to remove my makeup. I like that the product doesn't contain harsh ingredients and it did not make my skin feel tight and over dry like many other products. I was already in the midst of a hormonal acne eruption but I can tell you that it didn't make it any worse and I didn't break out in other places.

I like that it didn't have a scent. I love scents in many things but I don't think it belongs in any type of cleanser or make up remover. The wipe worked great on the majority of my makeup but it did struggle with my waterproof mascara.

I really enjoyed the simple Replenishing Rick Moisturizer. It was light weight and non greasy. It absorbed quickly, like water. This product did not sting or irritate my skin and it did not create any further imbalances. It works well under my makeup and as a pm moisturizer. It is refreshing to have facial products without scents and artificial coloring.

I used the Simple Micellar Cleansing Water. The product seems to work well and I haven't had any adverse reactions. My face was a little shiny after use and it tingled slightly where I already had an existing breakout, but it didn't seem to aggravate it. I'm not used to the idea of not having to rinse off product when I clean my face. I'm not entirely sure how this would work long term, I will have to test it for a few more weeks to know for sure.

I do have to try out the products for longer to see what the overall balance is like throughout my entire cycle but so far, so good!

Monday, March 21, 2016

Review: Dove Dry Oil

Disclaimer: I received the Dove Pure Care Dry Oil for Hair product free for testing purposes from the Chick Advisor Product Review Club. All opinions are my own and based upon my experience with the product. #GotItFree #ProductReviewClub

I have fine hair. I gets weighed down easily and I can't go very long between washes. Certain oils are just too heavy for my hair. My hair is very long and it is much dryer near my ends than at my roots. The Dove Pure Care Dry Oil really did a great job at nourishing the tips of my hair and it brought some much needed shine and added moisture without making my hair oily. The smell is a little strong at first but it smells very nice after it has faded a bit. I recommend this product and while I feel it would work best on thick hair, if used sparingly can definitely be used on all hair types.

Friday, March 18, 2016

Tokyo Treat Premium Unboxing - February 2016

Back in January, I was lucky enough to win a Premium subscription box from Tokyo Treat, it arrived the very last day of February. Tokyo Treat is a subscription service that offers 3 different sized boxes filled with premium Candy from Japan. The Premium box is the largest of the boxes and it comes with a drink and a DIY candy kit. Tokyo Treat offers free international shipping on all of their subscriptions. I was surprised that I received the box so quickly considering I live in Canada. I wasn't expecting the box for another couple of weeks.

February's Premium box contained the following items:
  • Pocky Fleck Strawberry Heart Full
  • Kiki and Lala Strawberry Crunch
  • Grain Gummies
  • Collis Strange Gum
  • Nagewa Mentai Mayo Flavour
  • Sweet Red Bean Soup
  • Kracie's Mr Fun Bakery
  • String Candy Grape and Muscat Taste
  • Fujiya Peko Poco Chocolate
  • Looks Two Types of Strawberry
  • Princess's Lost Treasure
  • Dontaco's Chili Tacos Flavored Chip
  • Lotte Koume Soft Candy

I have managed to sample most of the goodies with the family now that my tooth has been extracted, I don't think there were any that we disliked, although some were unusual. I find the culture very interesting.

The video below is my official unveiling. I apologize for all the wrong pronunciations, I'm pretty sure I pronounced everything incorrectly. 

I hope that you enjoyed it! I plan on doing more reviews on that channel, so keep an eye out.