Thursday, April 19, 2012

Elle Fanning's Street Style

Elle Fanning leaving the Artisan Cheese Gallery wearing a sailor inspired dress with red ribbon detailing, black loafers, and a grey hat [left].
Elle Fanning at LAX wearing a button up denim top, light brown pants, brown ankle booties, and brown oversized glasses [right].
Elle Fanning walking around New York City wearing a structured bright red romper, shiny blacker dress shoes, a metal chain handbag, and a tiny black hat [left].
Elle Fanning in Studio City wearing brown ankle booties, 3/4 sleeve yellow dress, and delicate chain necklace [right].
What do you think of Elle's style? Which look is your favorite? Tell me about it in the comments.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

100% Pure Pineapple Enzyme Facial Peel Mask Review

About the brand: Recently I have become obsessed with skin care products. I have a few 100% Pure products but in the blogging world I haven't heard that much about the brand. 100% Pure claims to be a brand that has "no synthetic chemicals, chemical preservatives, artificial fragrances, artificial colors, harsh detergents or any other unhealthy toxins." and they don't test any of their products or ingredients on animals. Vegans should also feel comfortable using these products. I was imediately intriqued by this line. Could a natural beauty line compare to synthetic products? I was determined to put these products to the test.
The pineapple enzyme mask is said "to smooth away dullness and make complexion more healthy, glowing and vibrant" and is filled with anti-aging ingredients. The claims of anti-aging are hard to prove or disprove but this product made my skin feel soft to the touch. Not as soft as the Dermilogica Daily Micorfoliant but I was still impressed. Now, the product comes in a powder format and before you apply it, you must mix it with either water or yoghurt. I perfer yoghurt because it is easier to apply and mix with the powder. When mixed with water it can become watery and the application is a bit uneven. Plus side, it dries much faster than the yoghurt mixture.
The downside of this product? The powder formula makes it inconvienent to use. It takes time to mix it with the water/yoghurt but that also means more product in a smaller container. Next downside? It doesn't peel unlike what the name of the product implies. The mixture dries into a semi-clear/unattractive yellow color, depending on thickness of application. Not the most estheically pleasing appearance but a bit more subtle than the stereotypical green mud mask. Since the product doesn't peel very well, you have to rinse the product from your face with warm water. But it does constrict as it dries giving you a tight, mask feeling. I love that.
I have used the mask four times and, as you can see from the picture above, I've hardly put a dent in the product. You don't need a lot of powder--less than a teaspoon. I recommend adding the powder in a small bowl, then add the water/yoghurt. Each time I forget to do that and I end up making too much mask and then feeling wasteful.
In conclusion? I really like this mask. The smell wasn't fantastic but neither was it horrid. It's nice to pamper myself  every now and then. The price is very reasonable. The pineapple enzyme mask is available for $17.00 on the 100% Pure website. 

Friday, April 6, 2012

LUSH Satsumo Santa Bath Bomb Review

I'm back at school. Spring break is over, sadly. But over my break I was able to use a few of the LUSH goodies my sister got me for Christmas. First product on my must use list? Satsumo Santa! He is a bigger sized bath bomb. Much larger than the only other LUSH bath bomb I've used, So White. The scent was pleasant. Nothing incredibly memorable. But nothing offensive either. The smell didn't last long on my skin after getting out which was something that So White did incredibly well and it didn't make the water uber moisturizing. I was a little disappointed. 
This best thing about this bath bomb? It was so large that it was fizzing for what felt like forever. I'm sure that a frugal person could have easily split this bomb in half to use it for two baths. I didn't because I was unsure about whether that would work. I'm pretty certain it would. Satsumo Santa turns the bath water a bright, red color. It sort of looks like you're bathing in fruit punch. I liked it. Until my sister came in after I'd bathed but before I'd drained the water and said that it looked like blood. It doesn't. Not really. More like fruit punch. I might repurchase this because, I mean, look at it! It is so cute! But I perfer the fresh scent and long lasting power of So White. Even if it doesn't make my bath a cool color.
I am officially addicted to LUSH goodies now. Their Easter Collection is currently on sale and I picked up a few things for myself and my sister. She's a little addicted as well. Keep your eyes peeled for more reivews in the future. Have you tried Satsumo Santa before? If so, please leave your thoughts in the comments below. Also, if you have any LUSH recommendations I'd love to hear about them.
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