Soap and Glory Peaches and Clean Deep Cleansing Milk

Let’s talk first step cleansers! I use first step cleansers to help melt my away my makeup and give my facial cleanser a chance to actually clean my skin and pores. What are first step cleansers? I use cleansing oils/balms/milks as my first step cleanser. They usually have oils and butters in them that help to break down and melt away makeup, even liquid foundation and waterproof mascara. I have really found that using first step cleansers has allowed my facial cleansers to be more effective!

I did not have high hopes for Soap and Glory Peaches and Clean Deep Cleansing Milk. I love their body care items, but I did not believe that they could do skincare. Man, did they surprise me! This cleansing milk breaks down all of my makeup, even waterproof mascara, and gives my skin a nice clean base for my facial cleanser to work. Soap and Glory Cleansing Milk is not harsh and does not strip the skin like some facial oils can do. It smells lightly of peaches and leaves a faint minty/tingly feeling on the skin.

Soap and Glory Cleansing Milk has peach and goji berry extract in it that is high in antioxidants and vitamins A and C which is important for cell renewal. It also has Oxyginseng Technology that is an organic complex that helps increase circulation and cell respiration, and also speeds oxygen and nutrient delivery to help fight aging and re-energize skin. I believe this is why my skin feels slightly minty/tingly when I use this product! This technology is increasing my circulation and oxygen levels in my skin so that it can receive those nutrients quicker and more effectively.

This product comes in a pump, which is just amazing! You can control how much product you get, and it is super easy to use. It also is super cost effective! Most first step cleansers that I buy are around $20 and I get less than 8 oz of product. Soap and Glory Cleansing Milk is $12 and you get over 11 oz of product. Talk about awesome! I would highly recommend this to anyone who is looking into a new first step cleanser to try or would just like a quick and easy way to remove makeup. What first step cleansers do you use or how do you like to remove your makeup at night? Let me know in the comments!

May Box of Sugar: Happy Birthday, Uni-mer-cat!

It is that time of month again, Box of Sugar review time! This has been a much anticipated box for everyone that has been following along in the Facebook group! In this month’s box, we received 2 brand spankin’ new products along with the first ever soy wax candle to be featured in a box, and a regular line product. I am sad to say, I am pretty disappointed by this Box of Sugar though. I will explain why down below, so keep reading! If you loved this Box, I am so glad! All the reviews I have seen so far have all been positive, but everyone is different and allowed their own opinions. Now, onto the fun!

The first product is one of their new inventions; Fluff! This is their newest whipped soap scented in their very popular Yasss Hunny scent. I am not thrilled with this product, and it is mainly because of the packaging. I am so used to and spoiled by the frosted glass jars or even the plastic jars, that this plastic tub they gave us doesn’t jive well with me. This reminds me of a margarita salt container! The soap looks great, and I am sure it performs beautifully, but I cannot get over the packaging. The scent smells amazing, all orange, cake, and mallow. This is a popular scent for a reason! I get a strong scent of the soap through the fragrance though, so I am curious to see how that plays in the heat of the shower.

Fantasea Solid Bubble Bar is a beautifully crafted mermaid tail, that smells like coconut, fruit and musk. I cannot wait to get this in my bath and see how blue it makes my water! My mermaid tale came broken, but that is okay, I will be cutting it all up anyway!

We have another new product with Blueberry Yum Yum Lustre Custard. This is their famous custard recipe with lots of added shimmer to make this beautiful product! I love a good shimmer body lotion, and I do not feel like there are enough of these products on the market. Blueberry Yum Yum is supposed to smell like Blueberry donuts and coconut sprinkles. I smell sun tan lotion. I love the scent of Blueberry, and I am not a big fan of coconut. The scent may change over time though. We also got just a little baby 2 oz size. Most boxes in the past, I feel as if we have gotten at least 4 oz sizes.

Put on your Birthday Suit Soy Candle: This is a collaboration with the The Barn at Post Oak. I am so excited to receive a candle, and I love this scent! This smells of sweet birthday cake, with grounding sage to take the edge off. This is my favorite product from this month’s box! My unicorn did come not attached to my lid, but that is okay, I can hot glue it. I still have their Birthday Suit Bath Frosting from last years Box of Sugar!

Overall, I think that this box has amazing ideas and creations, they just weren’t really for me. With the packaging of the fluff and the size of the Lustre Custard, I do not feel like we got an amazing value for our dollar. The candle is amazing, as is the bubble bar, but they can’t carry the whole box. I love Ahhh Sugar Sugar, and continue to support and promote them on my pages, but this just wasn’t for me, and that is okay. I would love to hear your thoughts on this month’s Box of Sugar! Were you disappointed or blown away?

DERMA-E Vitamin C Concentrated Serum

This is the first Vitamin C serum that I have ever tried, and I have to say, I am very impressed! I can definitely feel and see an improvement in my skin! My skin feels and looks smoother; I know longer have texture on my cheeks or forehead. My skin tone is visibly brighter and more even, so much so, that my friends and coworkers have even noticed! I was worried that it would break out my sensitive skin, but after the first few days, I have not had any issues!

The DERMA-E website says that this Vitamin C is a concentrated serum that will help brighten skin, boost collagen health, minimize the look of fine lines and wrinkles, and approve the appearance of uneven skin tone. It has Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin E, Aloe and other nutrient packed ingredients for your skin!

I use this at night after I wash my face. I apply my toner, use 1-2 pumps of DERMA-E Vitamin C Concentrated Serum all over my face, down my neck and on my decollete and then apply my moisturizer. One word of warning, this serum will leave you feeling tacky if you use it on it’s own, but when used with another product it absorbs easily into your skin without leaving behind any residue or a tacky feeling.

This product retails for $18.38, which I think is an amazing price for a Vitamin C serum, especially to simply try one out. I would highly recommend this product for anyone that is curious about Vitamin C products and wants to see how their skin reacts to it!

I do want to state that this is not the only treatment that I do on my skin. I get regular chemical peels and facials, which allow this Vitamin C serum to be more effective and potent for my skin. I highly recommend looking into professional grade skincare treatments for the health and wellness of you skin!

April Box of Sugar: Spring Clean your mind, body, & soul.

Man, oh man, did Ahhh Sugar Sugar throw us some new products this month! They are killing it with their product innovation! We also received 5 full-sized products again! Are we spoiled or what?

The first product is their most popular seller, their beloved bath frosting. Let’s Get Down, dawg Bath Frosting is a beautiful, delicate clean scent that smells of powdered laundry and citrus. This bath frosting is said to have scent notes of cucumber, melon, lemon balm, and vanilla cream musk. This smells exactly like their 7pm in Charleston Salt Scrub to my nose! You can’t go wrong with Ahhh Sugar Sugar’s Bath Frostings.

I am loving that Ahhh Sugar Sugar sneaks these perfume oils into our BOS! (You are) Pearfection Perfume oil smells like sweet pears. I am excited to see how this scent warms up on the skin with the added violet and sage to this scent.

Fresh to the Core Whipped Meringue is a delightful fruity scent that is perfect for spring and summer! This has scent notes of apple, melon, peach, and delicate white flower. I smell apple and melon with white flower underneath the fruit. This Whipped Meringue is in their new format with the squeeze tube instead of the pot.

These next two products are to be used as a set. We have Posh Lyfe Hand and Foot Scrub and Clean Slate Foot Mask. Posh Lyfe smells like lemon and lavender martini. It has sea salt to exfoliate and sweet almond oil and coconut oil to moisturize and soften. Clean Stale smells of lavender, orange, and cotton. It has french green clay to detox and clarify skin along with kaolin clay to soothe and soften.

I think Ahhh Sugar Sugar has the best subscription box on the market, and every month I am blown away by their innovation and creativity. If you haven’t already, get your name on their waiting list!