Sunday, April 29, 2012

Bye Bye Loves: Face and Body Product Reviews

Bye Bye Loves are not all loves... sometimes there are duds. But, these are honest reviews on products that I have used in their entirety or in rare cases, products I could not stand to use and go straight to the trash.

You can also check out my first Bye Bye Loves post HERE.

So, these empty bottles have been kicking around for a while, waiting to be blogged about!  This trio is actually the center of my Fall skincare routine... oopsie!  Sorry it took me so long!

Basis Comfortably Clean Face Wash - This was a gift with purchase that I got from a while back.  When I went to the website for pricing info, I saw they now have a new version available. It is 6 fl. oz. and $5.49.  
I think this is a good cleanser for the price.  It did a great job at removing makeup, including eye makeup.  It left my skin feeling clean, but not tight or dry.  If you are looking for a good cleanser on a budget I would strongly recommend this!  It is the best cleanser I have tried in this price range. That being said, face care is an area where I don't mind splurging and there are high end cleansers that I like better so I won't be rushing to repurchase this one.

Lush Breath of Fresh Air - 8.4 fl.oz. $19.95
This is a skin toner suitable for all skin types. Lush makes 2 other toners like this one, one for dry skin and the other for oily skin. My skin is usually in the normal to combination range so I decided to give this one a try first.  I really like it!  It has seaweed and aloe vera and it just feels really soothing and refreshing.  I typically just spray it on my face after cleansing.  On a lazy night where I use a makeup wipe instead of a cleanser, I will spray it on a cotton round and then rub the cotton round on my face.  It removes any remaining dirt or makeup as well as the residue some makeup wipes leave behind.  I just recently repurchased Breath of Fresh Air while in England. 

Bare Minerals Purely Nourishing Moisturizer for Dry Skin - 1.7oz. $28
I love this moisturizer and everything Bare Escentuals!  When they first launched this skin care line, this moisturizer for dry skin was their only moisturizer and I had to try it.  I started using it in the fall and my skin gets dry in the winter so it was good timing.  The texture was perfect, not too thick, it was easily absorbed into the skin. I used it religiously morning and night because I loved the way it made my skin feel.  My makeup applied easily over it, even better really because it left my skin so smooth.  And while I normally don't like to be able to smell my face care products, this one has a really nice, light fragrance.    I have quite a few different moisturizers stashed away to try out, but I already repurchased this one. I love it that much.  It might be a bit much for my skin in the summer months, but for the rest of the year this moisturizer is amazing! I highly recommend it to anyone with normal to dry skin.

Dove Burst Nectarine & White Ginger Antiperspirant Deodorant - $3.99 varies by drugstore
I will only use Dove deodorants.  It took me forever to find one that worked for me and didn't leave me dry, irritated or itchy.  I sometimes switch up the scent to try something new, but Burst is my favorite and I always go back to it. I have and will continue to repurchase... obviously :)

Imaginez Peach Body Cream - Full Size 6.7oz. $15
I have so many travel sizes and I very rarely travel!  This is a mini that I got in a set when this line was sold on HSN.  This cream had a nice light peach fragrance and was easily absorbed into the skin.  It was moisturizing and didn't leave my skin feeling greasy or sticky after.  It was nice, but peach isn't really my thing.  It was part of a set and I did like the other fragrance choices better.  I won't be repurchasing this one.

C.O. Bigelow Lemon Body Cream - Full Size 8oz. $19.50
I really love this cream and I purchased a few of these travel sizes when I saw them on sale.  The scent is lovely.  It is a very fresh, crisp, natural lemon scent.  It is a really rich, moisturizing cream and it does leave my skin feeling a little bit greasy so I usually use it before bed.  I like using this on my driest areas, like feet and elbows.  I have a few more so I don't need to repurchase it now, but I will again.

Bath and Body Works Marshmallow Anti-bacterial Foam Soap - $5
I really like sweet, foody scents and this one is amazing! It is so amazing that I didn't even mind having this Halloween soap bottle in my bathroom all through November.  Honestly, if I could get my hands on another bottle I would put it in my bathroom right now! I prefer the deep cleansing formula, but for this fragrance I will take the foaming formula.  I must remember to snatch up a few of these in the fall :)

Bath and Body Works Vanilla Bean Noel Shower Gel - Holiday Collection
I am embarrassed to show you this one! It is so old! But I used it up, finally :)  I love the lotion in this scent, but it does not translate as well in the Shower Gel.  I think that is why this one sat in my stash closet so long.  I finally used it up by using it as a bubble bath.  It was nice, moisturizing and made a good amount of bubbles for a shower gel.  I purchase the lotion every year, but I won't get the shower gel again.

It has been a while since my last Bye Bye Loves post so I have accumulated quite a few! I am splitting them into 2 posts. Stay tuned for my Makeup & Candle Bye Bye Loves post!

Have you tried any of these items? How did you like them?

Do you plan on purchasing any of these?


Thanks for reading and taking the time to comment!