Tuesday, March 21, 2017

It Cosmetics Twitter Party- March 23rd



It's time to have a Twitter party with It Cosmetics. To celebrate Spring and the launch of their  fabulous new eye cream Confidence In An Eye Cream , I am co -hosting a Twitter party Mar. 23rd at 6PM EST.

Join me @BeautyAlchemist  and @itcosmetics using #partywithIT to chat, get your questions answered and win prizes.




Monday, March 20, 2017

Schwarzkopf Gliss Hair Repair




Schwarzkopfs' entry into mass market was the Essence Ultime line exclusive to Wal Mart. It's Omega Repair has been a favorite since . It's as good as many high end products I love.

Now the brand brings Gliss Hair Repair into more mass market stores . This new line has five haircare duos along with several leave in options  to get your hair in great shape.


I went with Ultra Moisture shampoo and conditioner.  This gives great hydration  as well as having liquid keratin ( all the various combos do) for strengthening.

The duo worked really well although I would have liked a little bit more moisture from the conditioner.  It's a thin formula that is  good but slightly lighter than those I normally use. I do need a leave in though, no matter what I use, so I just amped that up a bit.   Hair gets soft, conditioned but isn't super weighed down.

Two favorites in this line are the Gliss Oil Nutritive Weightless Spray Oil and Ultra Moisture Anti Breakage Treatment. Here again, are products very similar to higher end ones.  I always need a touch of oil on my driest ends and I hate using  one that I have to pour or pump out. The spray with 8 oils and keratin makes it so much easier to apply and less mess. It  gets the job done with a light oil mist that's just enough to smooth and add a little extra moisture to certain areas.



Ultra Moisture Anti Breakage Treatment is a tub full of deep conditioning that the brand says cane reduce breakage by up to 95%. It gets hair very soft, very condfitioned while keeping it smooth but full.


The line is listed as color safe but the shampoo does have sodium laureth sulfate.

ALL products in the Schwarzkopf Gliss line retail for $ 4.99 each at Target.








Thursday, March 16, 2017

Biore Charcoal Acne Clearing Cleanser and Acne Scrub


Biore is expanding their charcoal skin cleansers with two new skin helpers. I love charcoal for it's clarifying and pore cleansing capabilities . It's great for oily and acne skins as well as combo , large pored people like me. Both also have 1% salicylic acid .

The new Charcoal Acne Clearing Cleanser is  gentle on skin and lightly fragranced despite charcoal formulas sometimes being strong. This isn't too strong and for this time of year it's been perfect. My skin is normal to slightly dry in some areas but my T- zone with the advent of spring like temps this Winter has gone into major oil mode.  This has gotten my skin clean and removed makeup without my skin feeling tight or dry after use .


Charcoal Acne Scrub is as you would expect much stronger than the cleanser and is best for those who have more issues or want a  more powerful cleanse.  It really exfoliates skin and will work to get debris and gunk out .   For me this was too much right now, but come Summer when I am really oily, this will be spot on. The scent here is  much stronger than the cleanser , very menthol and medicinal.

Both  are available now  for 6.49 each




Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Victoria's Secret Very Sexy Now



Just in time for Spring comes the tropical scented and pretty floral bottle of new Victoria's Secret Very Sexy Now.


Notes including Guava, Mariposa Flower and Soroa Coconut  make this sound like a right from the island fragrance.  It  comes in the full complement of products - EDP, rollerball, lotion and fragrance mist.


Eau De Parfum is  1.7 oz $ 52 , 3.4 oz $ 68
Eau De Parfum Rollerball is .23 oz is $ 18
Fragrance Lotion is 8.4 oz $ 25
Fragrance Mist is 8.4 oz $ 25


Available now in stores and www.victoriasecret.com