Category Archives: Skincare Reviews

Skincare Reviews: Biore Self-Heating Mask

biore_self_heating_mask reviewSince I liked Biore’s ice cleanser so much, I thought I’d give these little self-heating masks a shot. I love facial masks, and I double-love products that heat up when you use them! The packaging is very convenient; each mask comes in an individual tube that’s easy to get open and has a nicely sized opening to ensure it doesn’t explode out on your hand. The smell was nice, but not intense; the heating effect was almost instant and felt REALLY good and warm.

My favorite thing: although the mask had exfoliant beads, the mask didn’t leave a bunch of them everywhere on my skin. I’ve always wondered if these companies secretly include giant unbreakable exfoliant beads so that you basically have to scrub and tone the crap out of your skin, making you look “fresher” (i.e. minus the top layer of skin) and thus you think the product works better. I’m skeptical that way.

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Skincare Reviews: Lumene TIME FREEZE Firming Day Cream

lumene-time-freeze-firming-day-cream review -spf-15We’re all looking for inexpensive versions of luxury skincare products that still do the trick to make us look younger and better. That’s one of the things that led me to pick up Lumene Time Freeze Firming Day Cream. I’m not all that saggy yet – but I’ve already got some areas that need serious help.

The product smells great, but it’s on the oily side – I’d only recommend it for really dry skin. It worked a lot better for me after I moved to Phoenix than when I lived in the humid Houston weather.

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Skincare Reviews Philosophy When Hope is Not Enough Kit

Skincare Reviews: Philosophy Makeup Optional Skincare Mini Kit

Skincare Reviews Philosophy When Hope is Not Enough KitEver since we turned twelve and our faces went haywire with oil and blemishes, skincare has been complicated for us women. Should you use astringent? What if you have dry skin? What age should you begin moisturizing? Should you moisturize all over? Luckily, Philosophy, the hippest name in skin care, has one easy solution in a box – and it works! The Makeup Optional Skincare Mini kit includes the following giant array of products:

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Fragrance Friday: Starring…! Fragrances Diva & Beauty

Fragrance Friday Starring FragrancesThe market for organic products is huge and only growing, and the trend isn’t limited to makeup and skincare. Starring…! Fragrances was kind enough to let me sample their line of all-natural perfumes. Created by actresses and sisters Ashley and Courtney Peldon, the line features elegant fragrances in gold-capped bottles and complements any eco-conscious babe who doesn’t want to smell like patchouli. I tried two very different scents: The Diva and The Beauty.

The Diva is heady and instantly sexy, definitely created with evening in mind. Its decadent combination of chocolate and strawberry made me instantly hungry- it smells a lot like a cherry cordial. It’s perfect for a night at the club or an encounter a few dates in – and with these organic formulas you don’t have to worry about your man kissing your neck and tasting peroxide. If you wish you were Madonna, love dark purple, and consider yourself high-maintenance, this is your signature scent.  Continue reading “Fragrance Friday: Starring…! Fragrances Diva & Beauty”

Fragrance Friday Vera Wang Princess Feature

Fragrance Friday: Vera Wang Princess

Fragrance Friday Vera Wang Princess GirlWith all of the chatter about makeup and hair at Sassy Dove, we don’t talk much about fragrances. Don’t you olfactory addicts worry – we’re finally showing some perfume love by instituting Fragrance Fridays to feature our fragrances of choice. Enjoy!

Described as a “cocktail of pink fruits and vanilla,” Vera Wang Princess is one of my favorite scents. Given to me as a Christmas gift, I fell in love with the girly (if slightly out-of-season) aroma. The smell is sweet and great for everyday wear, on a fun day date, or a bachelorette party. And now there’s a clothing line to boot!

This beautiful blend contains water lily, mandarin meringue, and ripe pink guava mixed with Tahitian flowers, making it perfect for summer or a tropical winter vacation.

Vera Wang Princess is available in the 1.7oz size for $50 and the 3.4oz size for $66 at FragranceX.