Some Reviews

Apr 23, 2015 comments   

I haven’t done any formal reviews recently and I’ve had a chance to try some new things so I thought I’d share them here.

face wash, face moisturizer, and body conditioner


Natur Savon Washing Foam

Natur Savon Washing Foam moist type face wash

This is a face wash from the Kose brand line Softymo. It’s free of paraben, mineral oil, and silicone. Sounded great! My face had been clear for a while so I was willing to take a risk on a product that was free from many of the things that tend to break me out. However, I was disappointed. First thing I noticed it that it was definitely not fragrance free as the fragrance was very strong. Second, it made my face feel a bit itchy after using it. I used it a handful of times and eventually it broke me out really badly.

Natur Savon Washing Foam

Pros
Super clean skin

Cons
Itchy skin
Causes a major breakout
Very strong fragrance
Bottom line, I won’t be buying this again


NATURAL RESOURCE Moisture Cream

This hypoallergenic moisture cream improves skin tone and complexion by keeping moisture in the skin. Dermatologist-tested, non-silicon, fragrance-, colorant-, mineral oil-, oil-based surfactant-, alcohol-, parabens- and synthetic antioxidant (BHT)-free.

A SANA line of skincare, NATURAL RESOURCE boasts both natural ingredients and being “8 free” of many common skin agitators. It’s a very thick cream and a little went a long way. I used almost this entire container. I found this to be a middle-of-the-road moisturizer. Not bad but not great either. Wouldn’t buy it again but may try something else from the brand line.

NATURAL RESOURCE MOISTURE CREAM

Pros
No break outs!
Moisturizing

Cons
Leaves an all day film that gets flakey
Cannot be worn under makeup
Didn’t notice any special improvements of my skin


RO’S ARGAN BODY CONDITIONER

Lush's container of body conditioner

I got this with LUSH’s rose-themed gift set. It’s a thick lotion you use in the shower or bath. It contains “cocoa butter, cupuacu butter, almond oil and Argan oils, and the fragrant scent of fresh rose petals.” It smells really, really great and softens my skin similar to sing bath oils would but without that slick oily feeling. The first time I used this I was blown away at how soft everything I touched felt because of it. Suddenly I owned the softest PJs and softest bedding and softest couch! It does leave a slight film on the skin that I only notice while still in the bath. I prefer it’s texture to the Skin-So-Soft bath oil texture which is my usual go-to in bath skin softener.

RO’S Argan Body Conditioner

Pros
Super softening
Great rose fragrance without being too floral or heavy
Easy to use

Cons
It’s expensive D;
A little doesn’t seem to go a long way


Caress Forever Collection

I wanted to post these up too because they are cheap and easy to find plus roses! It’s a new body wash line from Caress. It uses what they’ve termed as “fragrance touch technology” to continually surround you with fragrance. And I’ll admit, these sort of do really work. It’s not an obnoxious lingering scent. It really comes and goes as you move or sweat. And the scent that stays is more subtle than when you first apply it. The body wash is quite thick and reminds me of cake batter. The fragrance is less of a pure rose and more of a deep perfume smell. It’s rich and sensual in my opinion so maybe not great for someone super sensitive to fragrance. I’m pretty sensitive to these sort of smells but didn’t notice any headaches or annoyance with it at all. I’ve been using these for weeks now. I literally saw the commercial where roses are falling off this woman and ran that same night to Target and bought a 4-pack that was on sale for the same price as 2!

Caress Forever Collection

Pros
Really works, fragrance is touch-sensitive
Moisturizing!
Even the soap is pretty in color with tons of wash-away shimmer
Rich romantic fragrance

Cons
No “true rose” scent yet
While the black packaging is meant to be seductive, I think a clear package would take better advantage of showing off how attractive the wash itself is

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Cherry Blossoms

Apr 13, 2015 comments   

cherry blossoms in Washington DC

Early Saturday morning I got out to view the cherry blossom trees on the National Mall. I went early because it gets very crowded and I still fear people bumping into my fractured arm. Plus it guarantees the parking spaces we like will be open! I couldn’t manage my usual Olympus Pen camera so instead I used my iPhone and this nifty RE Camera Mike got me as a gift in February. It’s extremely tiny so lightweight! And takes beautiful wide angle photos.

If you plan on visiting the blossoms this week is a peak time. I also suggest a few spots aside from the usual talked about Tidal Basin. The Tidal Basin is beautiful but it’s also very very crowded and the walking space around the basin itself is very narrow. My favorite spot is near the Washington Monument. Much less crowded and it offers beautiful views. I also highly recommend the trees near the Memorial to Japanese-American Patriotism near Union Station and the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial. It’s a wider open space with beautiful trees contrasting the memorials.

cherry blossoms in Washington DC
cherry blossoms in Washington DC
cherry blossoms in Washington DC
cherry blossoms in Washington DC
cherry blossoms in Washington DC
cherry blossoms in Washington DC
cherry blossoms in Washington DC
cherry blossoms in Washington DC
cherry blossoms in Washington DC
cherry blossoms in Washington DC
cherry blossoms in Washington DC
cherry blossoms in Washington DC
cherry blossoms in Washington DC
cherry blossoms in Washington DC
cherry blossoms in Washington DC

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