Whenever the cult brand, Yuli, announces a new product, my antennae automatically stand up for a simple reason – Their products make an impact. Green beauty world has seen lots of cleansing grains, balms and oils, but there exists a huge gap in the cleansing gel space. Growing up, the only type of cleanser I used was the gel, soapy kind. So, I’m of the mindset, if the gel cleansers worked for me as a kid, why can’t they still work for me (minus the soapiness and surfactants, of course) as an adult? I love cleansing grains and balm cleansers, but sometimes, I just want to quickly wash my face and go to bed, and when it comes to ease of use, gel cleansers will probably be on top of everyone’s list.
I’m happy to say that Yuli’s Halcyon Cleanser gets a bright green signal from a girl whose skin changes with every season. I have combination acne-prone skin and even though I love the experience of using cleansing grains and balms, I just can’t trust my skin to behave well without incorporating a “traditional” cleanser (minus the suds). For this reason, I was extremely enthused when Yuli announced a traditionally functioning, gel cleanser.
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For a skincare hoarder specializing in face oils, it’s very rare that I’ll actually finish a full 1 oz bottle of any face oil, however good it might be. I am proud to say that Yuli’s Liquid Courage is the very first face oil that was used, and used till the last frikkin’ drop!
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Although I bought it sometime last year, it wasn’t until July/Aug of this year that I got around to using it regularly. See, I wanted something trusty. Something that wouldn’t cause my finicky normal/combo acne prone skin to break out. Before I was scheduled to travel to Europe, I finally settled down on this mighty bottle as my armor to combat additional travel related breakouts that I always seem to get! But guess what?
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I thought ordering a box of samples would be my first and maybe last purchase from Spirit Beauty Lounge. Hah! How wrong. So, here’s what I ordered – I received 9 samples for a flat rate of $25 (free shipping). I also received a $10 off coupon code towards any future order. It’s these coupons … Continue reading Spirit Beauty Lounge – Samples review
Like many others, I was introduced to the world of Tatcha skincare through their Japanese Blotting Papers, aka. Aburatorigami. As most of you know, these are no ordinary blotting papers. These are made of 100% pure Abaca leaves and fine gold flakes that miraculously don’t transfer on to your face skin, don’t disturb your makeup, … Continue reading Tatcha – The Ritual for Normal/Combination Skin
Green Grab Bag is a monthly box of eco-friendly beauty products that costs $15/mo. This is my first box and I’m highly impressed. It seems like the box shipped from San Antonio, which is only 70 miles from where I live! 😀 I received the box the day after it shipped. Three cheers for lightning … Continue reading Green Grab Bag – April 2013
This is the second month of a 3 month BarkBox subscription that I bought on fab.com for $49 (plus $5 off through ebates.com). Me and my dog, Sasha, were not very impressed with the box this month. One of the toys included in the box is Made in China and got easily chewed up by … Continue reading BarkBox – April 2013