Farmacy Green Clean Makeup Meltaway Cleansing Balm

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Cruelty Free Makeup Remover

Maybe it’s just me, but the best part of the day is when you wind down and start to get ready for bed. I take my showers at night because thats what makes sense for my schedule and love feeling clean and refreshed before hopping into bed. Usually my winding down routine includes taking off my makeup and doing any skincare treatments I feel like doing that night. I was recently sent Farmacy Green Clean Makeup Meltaway Cleansing Balm and haven’t touched my other makeup removers since.

I haven’t tried anything from Farmacy before, although I have eyed them at Sephora several times without purchasing. Their products come across as healthy and clean and for good reason. They grow their own ingredients on a farm, and combine them in powerful ways backed by science to create effective, clean formulas. Farmacy is cruelty free, and incorporates it’s key proponent in all its products: Echinacea Purpurea, GreenEnvy; a strong antioxidant that promotes even tone of the skin. I’m definitely all for something that evens skintone with every use!

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The Farmacy Green Clean Makeup Meltaway Cleansing Balm is a soft (almost cream-like) , solid oil that is housed in jar. The lid holds a mini spatula that comes handy for scooping out the small amount of product you need to remove your makeup. It has a faint scent of lime that smells good and not overpowering. The quick melting balm consists of a blend of Sunflower and Ginger root Oil that gently cleanse the skin by breaking up all traces of makeup while Moringa Tree extract helps purify the skin. Papaya extract is also included and helps with gentle exfoliation.

Just a small amount is needed for this blam to do it’s magic. I decided to try it on a heavy makeup day when I was taking photos to see how it would REALLY work on full coverage foundation, heavy shadows and lots of mascara. This stuff seriously M E L T S everything with ease. I have to say that I’m usually still left with racoon eyes after using makeup remover but not with this one. I made sure to full massage it into the skin and focus on my lids to really give it a good chance. Once water hits it, the balm emulsifies a bit to a milky liquid and rinses away leaving incredibly soft skin. It’s one of those kinds of products that makes you want to touch your face a lot after because it feels so nice and soft!

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I’d love to pair this balm with some of their other products that I’ve been eyeing, such as their Honey Drop Light Moisturizer, and their Anti-Aging Kit. Christmas is coming up and I do pick the best gifts for myself, haha!

To find out more about the Farmacy brand, you can visit their website, or give them a follow on Facebook or Instagram. Have you tried Farmacy before? Would you use a cleansing balm in your routine?

Renew Your Skin with Sugar Cookie Marini Holiday Exfoliator

marini holiday exfoliator sugar cookie review by iliketotalkblogAs someone in my mid-thirties, I really have focused in on what I’m using in the skincare department. My major concerns are that I have fine lines, hyperpigmentation, and breakouts from time to time. To make my skin feel it’s best, it’s important that I cleanse at least twice a day, exfoliate, treat and moisturize. Exfoliation being a very important step for my skin as I’ve been reminded to exfoliate often so that the rest of my products are effective.

The Sugar Cookie Marini Holiday Exfoliator is a limited edition facial scrub and it just landed on my doorstep last week. Limited edition, hence the holiday scent, sugar cookie. What’s different about this one from others I have used is that it uses both chemical and physical exfoliators to polish and renew the skin. By using proteolytic enzymes from papaya and pineapple, glycolic acid, and physical exfoliators like sugar, Jan Marini designed a face scrub that not only softens the skin, but treats it with a dimethicone based skin protectant to leave it smooth.

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I like a face scrub with a good amount of grit or texture to it — which is not exactly what you should be looking for, but I found this one to have a good amount that I am pleased with. While there is a warning that there may be a slight tingle, I didn’t get that at all — just skin that was SUPER smooth to the touch. It’s a shame this is limited edition because I love anything that involves a sugar cookie. While the scent is quite faint and makes me think of snickerdoodle more, the exfoliating power is the opposite. A little goes a long way on a wet face, and I’ll be trying to stretch this out this tub as long as possible. I’ve only used this a handful of times but I can say that I’ve gotten no irritation, and can feel a difference in my skin right after using.

marini holiday exfoliator sugar cookie review by iliketotalkblogI only wish I still had the other fabulous products I’ve tried from Jan Marini such as the C-Esta Serum and the Hyla3D HA Activating Complex. I used everything to the last tiny drop!  I find all Jan Marini products that I’ve tried, to be very effective so I trust this brand.

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You can purchase Jan Marini products through their website and through select skincare professionals. To find out more about this cruelty free brand, you can follow them on Facebook and Instagram.

Nourish Your Hair With BRÖÖ

review of broo by iliketotalkblogAs a beauty blogger, I am very lucky to come across tons of new products each day and try to test as many as I can — mostly out of my own curiosity, and sometimes because you guys will ask my opinion on something! When I was approached to try out BRÖÖ I was instantly intrigued as it had a very unique base to its product line — BEER! Say what? Yep. Beer. Well why on earth would I want to use beer on my hair or skin? Turns out it has some great components to it that can nourish and improve the hair and skin without the worry of questionable chemicals or ingredients that you can’t pronounce.

Who knew that malted barley and hops could be SO good for the hair with its B vitamins, proteins, minerals and antioxidants that cleanse, repair and strengthen your mane! In addition to that, BRÖÖ includes their natural alternative to silicones, BRÖÖluxe which further enhances the glossiness which I’m all about! Bring on that shine!

review of broo by iliketotalkblogBRÖÖ covers all showering bases with their hair care and grooming line and does it without including ingredients that make us run the other way! Not only is it vegan and cruelty free, but it forgoes the use of sulfates which can be extremely drying to the hair and skin, along with no parabens, phthalates, silicones or artificial fragrance or preservatives! As a mom, I’ve become even more vigilant in choosing which products end up in our bathroom since my toddler will be around them on a daily basis.

While BRÖÖ has a grooming line that can be used by both men and women, I choose to try out their hair products since I like to switch things up often. I have color treated hair that I try to baby as much as possible to stretch out those touch up appointments, and lucky for me ALL of their shampoos and conditioners are color-safe! Hallelujah! I initially had only planned to try their thickening line, but was sent all three of their options and decided I might as well try them all since I had them on hand!

BRÖÖ Invigorating Shampoo and Conditioner If you love minty, cooling shampoos and conditioners then THIS is for you. Talk about a tingle! This is the set I reached for after a sweaty bootcamp session and it’s a real pick me up! I also had to STEAL these back from my husband because he’s all about that pepperminty coolness.

BRÖÖ Moisturizing Shampoo and ConditionerDefinitely a great choice for those of us that have dry or damaged hair since it has Shea Butter in it. It also has a great unisex scent that I loved and my husband wasn’t opposed to! My hair is a bit fine for this formula, but is great to put into rotation every once in awhile for a deep moisturizing treatment.

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BRÖÖ Thickening Shampoo and Conditioner I had a feeling this would be my favorite and it was confirmed with first use! First off, the scent is my favorite — a mix of vanilla and orange, and second my ponytail did feel a big thicker and fuller after use! Somehow, barley protein pumps up that hair and gives it that extra oompf us fine hair people crave.

I find each line useful in my household! I like using all three while my husband gravitates toward the invigorating line. I may get him the grooming set which has a multi-use wash, a shave cream and lotion. Sometimes the hubby likes a surprise gift left in his shower to try out.

You can find BRÖÖ nationwide at Walmart stores, Walmart.com. And for a affordable price (under $8 which I consider a steal)!!! To find out more about BRÖÖ, you can visit their website or give them a follow on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

P.S Beauties, I’ll be hosting a giveaway with BRÖÖ on my Instagram for a chance to win ALL THREE LINES – so make sure you are following me to get in on it!