Too Cool For School Egg Mellow Cream | Sample Series

*I can only attest to one time sample use*

You can purchase the full-size of this product for $36 at Sephora. 

What the site says:

This firming moisturizer works as a serum, priming moisturizer, eye cream, neck cream, and sleeping mask in one. It’s highly enriched with egg yolk extract, albumen (egg white) extract, and inka omega oil to provide intensive nourishment to skin. It is also infused with collegen fiber to support the appearance of more elastic 

It is free of parabens, sulfates, and phthalates.

My experience:

I found there was not much scent to this product, which I think is ideal for skin care. If was a really heavy moisturizer, yet it did not break me out. It did leave my skin feeling hydrated and healthy. 

When using this product you need to make sure to pat it in to your skin, due to stringy bits of collagen. This was a bit strange to me, but again, I can not attest to the long term use of this product, so I am not sure if the collagen strings actually firm like they are supposed to!

I did not really see an improvement in the over all dullness of my skin, unfortunately.

I really do not see myself purchasing this. Honestly, 5 in 1 claims sound a little gimmicky to me. I also used to have an egg allergy when I was a child, so I am wary of exposing my skin to too much egg. Even if it is just a little bit of egg white extract. I do have the body cream to try as well so stay tuned! 

Thank you for reading, I hope you enjoyed this little post. Have you tried this product before? Comment below! 

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*Birch box Sample Review* Coola Classic Sun Screen “White Tea”

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I got a small sample of this product in my May Birch box. I am going to be straight forward with all of you and start off by saying this will be a very short review and not in the same layout as my others.

Pros:

It is cruelty free

It is organic

Cons:

Everything else!

I do not like the smell, the product is too greasy, and it balled up on my face so badly! It is meant to be a face moisturizer, why did it ball up so badly?! I let it dry before I applied my primer, but it still was terrible.

I would not purchase this, it is no where near worth its $32 price tag.

Have you tried this??!!

XoXo Manda

*Birch Box Sample Review* Briogeo Don’t Despair Repair Deep Conditioner

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I got a sample of this product, pictured is the full size, in my April 2016 Birch Box. When I received this product I was pretty happy that I did, and I am still happy that I did!

Birch Box Break Down

“Teleport your tresses out of the Sahara with this ultrahydrating deep conditioning mask fortified with essential oils. A lifesaver for those suffering from dry, damaged, or lifeless hair, often the result of color treatments, heat tools, or climate changes, this blend of transformative hair nutrients will restore and replenish hair to a glossier, healthier state.”

How- To- Use

“Avocado, almond, and argan oils work together to nourish, repair, hydrate, and add shine. Strengthening keratin protein, conditioning rosehip oil, soothing aloe, and essential vitamins B5, D, A, E, and biotin help increase hair elasticity and moisture to prevent breakage. This formula is made without parabens, silicones, or phthalates.”

The Sample in General:

The sample I received was pretty good size and I got a few uses out of it. I actually still have a use or two left in it, so that is fantastic! The Full size is $26, here.

Smell, Texture, Etc:

This is possibly the best smelling hair product I have ever used. The amazing smell also lingers in my hair which is fantastic! This is a creamy white conditioner, just like any other. I also really like how simple the packaging is. It is really sleek and aesthetically pleasing and I am super into that lately. I also really like how natural this product is.

Would I Buy?

Oh yeah. I did just order a lot of natural and cruelty free body, hair, and skin care products. If for some reason I do not like the deep conditioner I purchased, I will definitely purchase this!

Have you tried this? What is your favorite deep conditioner?

XoXo Manda

*Skincare Review*(Malin + Goetz) Vitamin E Face Moisturizer

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I know, I know. I said I was going to review the products from my BirchBox from April with the un-boxing of my may one. Change of plans. I decided to review them once I have finished the said products, so the impressions will be fresh on my mind, not just copied from notes I have written down.

The Price:

You can get this moisturizer on birchbox.com for $46.

The Claims: (birchbox break down)

“Give your skin an ample dose of daily vitamins with this oil-free moisturizer. Its lightweight, antioxidant-rich formula has intensely hydrating properties and provides pH balance for all skin types, especially those with sensitive skin.”

How to use:

“Apply a small amount to cleansed skin, avoiding eyes and particularly oily areas. For dry spots, simply increase the amount. This moisturizer also works well in the morning as a makeup primer.”

My Thoughts:

I received a sample size of this product, I included a full size picture taken from the internet for this post. I was pretty impressed with how many uses I got out of the small foil packet.

I suffer from very dry skin, and I have to say on the days I used this product I noticed a huge difference. It wasn’t greasy in the slightest, which tends to be an issue with moisturizers.

I really only have 2 complaints about this product. The smell, I cannot stand it! It is such a strange scent, I can’t even begin to describe it. My other complaint is the cost, $46?! It is truly a fantastic product, but I can not justify spending that much money on  a product that doesn’t have multiple benefits. If it had something in it that helped reduce acne or helped to even out your skin tone, the price would not be a problem, I could even forgive the scent.

Would I purchase?:

That is up in the air for me. But, it does lead me to a question for all of you. What is your favorite face moisturizer!?

X0X0 Manda