More Empties from the month of March. I went through some products quickly and I am trying really hard to finish up some products that I abandoned for one reason or another.
Tata Harper Nourishing Cleansing Oil. This is a product that I had abandoned, simply because I had acquired too many new, oil cleansers that I wanted to try. I found it sitting on my stand looking very sad and lost. I felt guilty as I began my nightly cleansing ritual and pumped some of this amazing oil into my hand. I was reminded of the day I discovered this oil at Citrine Beauty. It was a cold, December day and I took my mother and sister to the store to do a little shopping. Do you think it is weird that I remember what day it was? I was scheduled to have neck surgery the following day and they came in town to help me out. My mom kept commenting on how great my skin looked for the rest of the day. It has become a constant in her skincare routine as well. See, I am not that weird!
Back to this wonderful oil. When I discovered it, Melissa, the owner of Citrine was trying out some new makeup on me and my skin was pretty dry, as always. She applied some of the cleansing oil as a moisturizer prior to applying foundation. My skin was dewy and glowing. It hadn’t felt that moisturized in, well, I don’t think, ever! I walked out with a bottle and have since purchased many bottles of this oil. Did I mention that it smells amazing?
This oil is made with Sunflower Seed Oil, Olive, Apricot and Jojoba oils. The natural beta carotene, omega 3’s, vitamins A, C and E nourish your skin. It dissolves all makeup and dirt without stripping my skin of moisture. I use it as a cleanser in the evening and it rinses clean with water. I have used it as part of a double cleanse followed by the Regenerating Cleanser. I also apply it and leave it on my face after I have cleansed in the evening when I am feeling particularly dry. It works well as a base for the Kjaer Weiss foundation to give me a dewy complexion. This is definitely a product that I will repurchase.
Tata Harper Purifying Cleanser. Another great product from Tata Harper. I purchased this after attending a class with Tata. She talked about environmental pollutions and what they do to our skin. Of course I immediately felt dirty and needed to purchase this cleanser. This cleanser is made with broccoli extract and fruit enzymes to deeply clean your skin and remove any build up. It has a cool, tingling feeling on your skin. I love this cleanser, but I probably won’t buy it again anytime soon. If I lived in or traveled often to a large city, or if I had oily skin, I would feel I needed this more often. On the rare occasion when my skin feels particularly dirty, I will probably just use the Purifying Mask.
Osmia Sunset Body Oil. It isn’t a secret that I love all things Osmia. I received this as a gift for attending an Osmia event. It has a strong vanilla scent with hints of jasmine and bergamot. When I first smelled it, I wasn’t immediately in love. I don’t think I expected ‘sunset’ to smell like vanilla, so it was a bit of a surprising scent. After using it a few times, of course I fell in love. Vanilla isn’t a scent that I associate with a Sunset, so once I let that go, I was able to truly appreciate the feel and scent of this oil. It is a combination of so many luscious oils…coconut, jojoba, kukui, almond, rosehips, hemp, avocado, orange and evening primrose. It makes my skin very soft and the scent lingers on for a long time. I have a large assortment of Osmia Organics Body Oils and would repurchase each and every one…if I am ever able to use them all up!
*all osmial body oils have been renamed since this post.
Reverie MILK styling creme. This styling creme does wonders for my thick, wavy, sometimes frizzy hair. It is the most expensive styling product I had ever purchased, but it has lasted a really long time. You only need a very small amount. I apply a pea side amount to my hair prior to blow drying. It makes my hair soft, shiny and easier to blow dry straight…my style of choice. It never makes my hair feel heavy or oily. This is a unique product that was created by stylist Garrett Markenson and developed by a skin care chemist because he wanted it to be different from anything that was on the market. It is skincare for your hair! It is the best product I have used to style my hair to date. I will definitely repurchase, but need to finish up some new products that I just purchased to try out.
So, I am slowly making progress using up some products. I am working on finishing up a product before I purchase new ones, but I am a work in progress! Carry on green beauties!