Pacifica Beauty Haul

Hello!! You guys, I am so excited to write this post! I’m excited because I am about to share with you one of my favorite brands, Pacifica. Now I first heard about this brand from my older sister who received one of their products in her ipsy bag. Ever since then I have loved their products! Not only is it quality beauty products but their products are two of my favorite things – 100% vegan and cruelty free. I don’t think I have found a beauty line that I have like so many of their products, as much as I like Pacifica.

You’ll notice that 3 of the 5 products listed have coconut as an ingredient. Coconut water/milk/oil has done WONDERS for my skin, face and life. If I am ever looking for new products and it has coconut listed as an ingredient, there is a 95% chance I’m going to purchase it haha. Alright, let’s get to the good stuff. Below I will list everything I purchased and the link so you guys can check them out for yourself! Enjoy!

Pacifica Coconut Milk Cream to Foam Face Wash: I have used this face wash every single day since I bought it. I absolutely love the fact that it is cream to foam. It is gentle on my skin from start to finish. I wash my face with this twice a day (once in the morning and once at night). I love that after every wash my skin looks cleaner and clearer.

Pacifica Coconut Probiotic Water Rehab Cream:  This cream has been a LIFESAVER! I have had a hard time finding a cream for my face that I really like. This product smells great and feels great on my skin. It dries quickly which made it easy to work into my everyday routine. I will apply a small amount to my face every morning before I put on my makeup. It keeps my face moisturized throughout the day under my makeup. I think that as the weather gets nicer it is nice to have a reliable face cream to keep you looking good all day.

Pacifica Super Flower Rapid Response Face Oil: I never knew how much I love face oils until I found this one. I have always been unsure about oils because I have combination skin. Which means my face gets dry and oily, sometime at the same time. I have started using this oil right before I go to bed. I feel like this allows enough time for my skin to fully absorb all the vitamins.

Pacifica Stress Rehab Face Mask: This mask worked wonders on my bags under my eyes. Some nights I get horrible sleep and using this mask in the morning before I start getting ready helps me get my day started off nicely. I would recommend to anyone who wants a little more tightening or anyone who wants to reduce puffiness in their face.

Pacifica Pollution Fight Face Mask: HOLY CRAP YOU GUYS!! This is the most AMAZING face mask I have ever used! First of all, it smells delightful. Second, it made my face so clear the next day! I have never seen such a fast acting formula. I would recommend this mask to every one I know.  It really does pull out dirt and other gross things from your face.

I could honestly go on and on about this brand and their products. I am so happy that I have found a brand that I love and meets so many of my needs. I can’t wait to try more of their skin care products and branch out into their makeup as well. Let me know in the comments if you have tried any of these products or any other Pacifica products!

 

xoxo!!

 

*All the views and opinions mentioned above are completely my own. I was not sent products, nor was I paid in exchange for a review. The photo used above is my own and can not be used with out written permission from myself. I am in no way a medical professional, these products worked for my skin type. If you have questions about your own, please ask a professional.

June Beauty Haul

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Recently, I needed to refresh some of my beauty products. This time around I decided to treat myself with a few extra beauty goodies!!! Some of these are my go-to products and some are products I’ve never used before (reviews soon to come). Alrighty! Let’s get into the haul!

Revlon Perfect Style round brush: I have been needing a new round brush to use when I blow dry my hair. Using a round brush really increase the amount of volume of my hair, giving it a nice blowout look.

Dove Mousse: I apply a small amount of mousse to my roots before I blow dry. I don’t use this every time, but on days when I want a nice blowout, the mousse and round brush are my go to products!

TRESemme Dry Shampoo: I live on dry shampoo. It’s the first thing I reach for on days where I feel like my hair is less than lovely. I usually go for the Dove Dry Shampoo, however the store was out when I went shopping so I picked up this one! I have used it and I still find myself wanting the Dove brand. This one just sits on my hair a little more than the Dove brand. So my roots do look a little grey when I use this brand, but I will live with it for the time being!

Bella Beauty Beauty Blender: I have used beauty blenders before, but I always feel myself reaching for a foundation brush. It really depends on the day and my mood on if I use a sponge or brush. I just bought this new one cause my old beauty blender was gross.

The next few items I purchased at my work, Francesca’s, and have never tried before! I am very excited to try all of these product! I hope to put up a review of all of them (at some point in the near future). So here is pretty much my first impression of the products before actually using them.

Put Your Face On makeup bag: I absolutely love this bag! I have a weird obsession with makeup bags. I own about 6 of them and  I still want more. I like to use them to organize my everyday beauty products, especially when I travel. It makes it easy to just grab the bag I need and head out.

Nugg Lip Mask: This is a nourishing lip mask. It smells nice and I’m very excited to try it. The weather has been hot and dry, and it has not been very nice to my lips (or skin).

OhK! Avocado Sheet Mask: I am a little nervous about using this mask. I don’t really like avocado…so I am hoping it is nicer than just slapping some whipped avocado on my face.

Lapcos Sheet Masks: I bought a few of these! I got the Pearl, Honey, Charcoal and Milk sheet masks. Each of them have different purposes; the pearl brightens, the milk moisturizes, the charcoal is for pore care, and the honey is nourishing.

All of the sheet masks that I purchased are Korean brands. You can find them online through the Francesca’s website or on the brands website. I am unsure if you can find these sheet masks anywhere else. Again I am very excited to use these and I will be putting up reviews of each of them!

 

xoxo!!!

ACURE Beauty Haul/Review

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Recently I have been trying to change up my beauty routine. I’ve started using products that are vegan/vegetarian, without any harsh chemicals and overall just better for my skin. My mom told me about a website called ThriveMarket. They sell all different types of products that are healthy and natural at a wholesale price. I decide to try it out. ThriveMarket is a membership program, but I just used a their free trial to see if I liked it.

When you sign up (or use the free trial), you receive 15% off your first purchase. So right off the bat I was pretty excited. I went through the beauty section and selected the products I wanted to try. I got all the same brand for two reasons:

  1. My sister has said she loves this brand
  2. I didn’t want to get too many new things just incase my skin didn’t like it

I decided to go with the whole shebang and get a full face routine. I purchased these six products and it cost about $45. I was pretty pleased with that amount. As you add things to your cart it tells you how much you are saving by only paying the wholesale price. In the end I ended up saving about $40.

The products I decided to purchase were:

  1. Sensitive Facial Cleanser: This cleanser is made with peony extract and sunflower amino acid. The bottle says that it is good for dry and sensitive skin. It is vegan, sulfate free and paraben free. I have only used this a few times, but I really enjoy it. It goes on nicely and makes my skin feel great! It also smells really good, so that’s a plus.
  2. Facial Toner: This is a balancing rose and red tea toner. This is good for all skin types. I really love this product. It is extremely refreshing and it makes my skin feel healthy and hydrated after using it. There are two ways to apply it, spraying it on a cotton pad or spraying it directly on your face. I like to spray it two or three times on my face after it has been washed. This product also smells lovely.
  3. Day Cream: This cream is got kola extract and chlorella. After I wash my face in the morning I use this. A little goes a very long way when it comes to this day cream. I use about a pea sized drop and it covers my whole face and neck. It has a nice light scent that is amazing first thing in the morning.
  4. Night Cream: The night cream is argan stem cell and chlorella. This one says it hydrates and restores. It is also for normal to dry skin types. I really, really like this night cream. I put it on right before bed (again only a pea sized drop) and in the morning my face feels smooth and happy. It has a very soothing scent to it that is nice to fall asleep to.
  5. Brightening Face Mask: This face mask is argan extract and chlorella. It is for all skin types. I haven’t used this mask too much, but I use it when I feel stressed. Sometimes I will put it on my whole face, other times just in my T- zone. It is green and it smells green (like aloe mix with mint). My favorite part of this product is that the directions state “Apply evenly over the face until you look like a green sea-monster.” That just makes putting it on even more fun!
  6. Acne Spot Treatment: This one I got in the maximum strength treatment. This does have 2% salicylic acid in it. I am amazed at how quickly this treatment works. I put it on a problem spot of mine at night and in the morning it was half the size. I have tried a lot of different products in my life to get rid of my acne and all of them left my face feeling tight, dry and just gross. I really enjoy using this product knowing that it is actually working!

I have had such a great first impression with this brand and their products! I am definitely going to be placing more orders with them and trying some of their other products. I absolutely love that all of the products I received are vegan, sulfate free, paraben free and cruelty free. After just a few uses, I can already tell that they are helping my skin.

Let me know in the comments what products you have been loving or if you have tried anything in the ACURE brand!!!

xoxo!!

 

Mini Beauty Haul

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It’s 2017 and you know what that means; New Year, New Me!!! Except in my case its the same me…but now I have a few more beauty products! I have been so excited to try these products and I hope my mini haul helps you in any of your 2017 beauty endeavors!

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LORAC eyeshadow palette: 

I got this palette from Ulta Beauty. I picked the LORAC Tails and Top Hats palette because the darker colors have a purple tint to them. I have been really into purple tones because they are supposed to accent brown eyes. I have no idea if it is really working but I’ve been into it. They had another palette like this one but in lighter shades. I like that it is a small palette but it still offers seven colors. It is easy to travel with and fits in almost all of my smaller makeup bags.

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Stila Liquid Lipstick/ Blush:

I was beyond excited to get this product. I absolutely love liquid lipsticks, or really any matte lipstick. This is a travel size Stila Liquid Lipstick in the shade Serenata. I have worn it almost every day since Christmas. I recommend putting chapstick on before you apply the lipstick because it will dry up your lips a little bit. The chapstick definitely helps keep your lips hydrated and helps make the lipstick last longer.

The other product that came with the liquid lipstick was the Stila Aqua Glow Water Color Blush in the shade Water Lily. This is the first liquid blush I have tried…I don’t know how I feel about it yet. I like that it has a sparkle to it and that despite the color it looks like in the container, it applies much lighter. I have tried it once and I just applied it with my hands, so I think when I try it again I will be using my beauty blender.

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Burt’s Bees Sensitive Facial Cleanser:

I heard about this product from my older sister and my mom. As I’ve shared before, my skin is a hot mess and a half. It has been very hard for me to find a cleanser that doesn’t cause my skin to break out even more. I completely adore Burt’s Bees products. Their chapstick has saved my lips in the freezing temperatures of winter. So I was pretty excited to try this cleanser. I really like that my skin doesn’t feel dry or tight after using it. It also doesn’t leave my face red or irritated. I only use this once a day and my Simple Micellar Cleansing Water for the other time.

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Zoella Beauty Bath Fizzers:

This was one of the best gifts I have ever received. I am, and always have been, a huge supporter of Zoella (Zoe Sugg). When she came out with her beauty line I was trilled, however none of it was sold in the US…until now. This is the only product sold at the Target closest to me. I haven’t used any of it yet (too excited to actually have it in my beauty collection) but I have heard only amazing things about it. I can’t wait for more of her products to be sold in stores and I hope that soon Target extends to her Zoella Lifestyle line!

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Bare Minerals Glow set:

Bare Minerals is a newer brand to me. I have tried their powder foundation and I thought it was great for the days where I don’t really want to wear too much makeup. This Glow set includes two powders; the vanilla sugar radiance and the original mineral veil. The vanilla sugar radiance is a light pink, sparkly highlighter. The original mineral veil is just a finishing powder. Both are very pigmented and light. I don’t use the original mineral veil on my entire face. I use it mainly in my T-zone or where I feel I get a little oily during the day. The highlighter is light enough to have a very natural look.

 

This has been my mini beauty haul! I hope you enjoyed taking a peek into my growing collection. Please comment and share some of your favorite products! I love expanding my collection and hearing what other people are loving. Have a very happy New Year!!! Subscribe to be notified when all my new post go up!

xoxo!