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Christmas Wishlist

Thanks to the kiddo’s families they are getting some awesome stuff for christmas! Makes up for me not being able to do anything. D: Fumiko doesn’t know it yet but her Mamu got her the Monster High doll house and she got some stuff Sascha has been wanting! Sascha’s family is getting him the laptop his school wants him to have to hopefully make things easier for him!

This is my christmas wishlist! Things I’ve really been wanting!

  • I have been wanting Conjure from Solstice Scents for awhile now. It sounds so awesome.
  • I just found out about this kit not too long ago, but I want it really bad so I can do my nails at home!
  • And I’ve wanted a Clarisonic for such a long time. T.T Dude they have payment plans. One day, when I have money I shall do this!
  • I want this macro lens for taking better swatch photos. Mmmmhmmm.
  • And lastly I want Warlords of Draenor and game time so bad. I miss WoW so much. T.T

My wish list is so random at certain points. haha I want the christmas tree most of all. It would be nice to not worry about whether or not we’ll be able to get one next year. Have you posted a christmas wishlist? What are you wanting this year?

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Weekly Poll

Weekly Poll: No. 7 Do you dye your hair?

The last few weeks have been full of sick and other things. So I’ve failed to do polls the last couple of weeks. Fear not! They have returned! Also I am trying a new poll thing. Let me know if you like it or the previous poll styles better! :D

So do you dye your hair?

My answer
I think that’s a fairly obvious yes. XD I bleach it regularly and dye it.

Don’t tell me your hair color! I’ll be doing a poll around that next week. Also I am posting this poll a little early. I plan on spending tomorrow doing swatches and product photos so I don’t want to forget to post it.

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Candles

Review & Giveaway: Old Factory Candle Gift Set – Fall Harvest

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Official description

  • Made in the USA with natural soy wax and self-trimming cotton candle wicks.
  • Each gift pack comes with 3 fragrance-themed candles. Each of which burns clean for over 20 hours. The subtle jar design makes it the perfect complement for any decor, and any room of the house – kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, family room, great room, basement. We recommend burning one candle in a smaller room, or combining 2 candles in a larger room for the best effect.
  • Buy one for yourself, and another for a loved oneÉ just because.
  • Every purchase is 100% Guranteed. If you are not comlpetely thrilled with the fragrance or appearance of these candles. We insist you send them back (at our expense) and we’ll give you a full refund. No hassles. No headaches. That’s our promise to you.

Where to buy
From Amazon – you get three scented candles that are 2 ounces each for $25.00 USD. They are normally $30.99 USD.

Packaging
The candles come in a cute cardboard box that has the company logo and information on it. The candles are 2 ounces and come in clear glass jars with black screw on lids. They have a label on the front with the company name that is brown and black. They have black and white labels on the bottom of the jars with the scent name and size.

Scent and formula
I got the Fall Harvest collection which comes with Pumpkin Spice, Cranberry and Autumn Leaves. The Pumpkin Spice smells like sweet oatmeal cookies. The Autumn Leaves smells fresh and crisp. It smells like you’re walking in a forest in the Autumn while leaves are falling. It’s quite lovely. The Cranberry smells like cranberries and cinnamon and other spices. Yum.

Inredients
Soy wax and scent.

I was given the chance to try out some candles from Old Factory Candles. I chose the Fall Harvest collection cause, Autumn. I love Autumn. The packaging was adorable. They came in this cute retro looking box. The jars themselves are 2 ounces which is a decent size. They burn for quite a while and they don’t produce much smoke. The scents are amazing and they have a great throw. I burn them in my room and can smell them all the way into the kitchen and front room. My favorite was Cranberry followed by Autumn Leaves and then Pumpkin Spice. I thought the Pumpkin Spice would be my favorite but to me it smells more like freshly baked oatmeal cookies than pumpkins and spice. The cranberry is amaaaaazing. It’s this wonderful fruity spicy cranberry scent. It smells like there’s homemade cranberry sauce on the stove and someone put cinnamon and a bunch of spices in it. So lovely. The Autumn Leaves evokes wonderful memories for me. It smells like I’m walking through a forest in the fall when the leaves are turning amazing colors and falling from the trees. It just makes me feel wonderful. I am super pleased with these candles. They are adorable and the scents are amazing and the throw is great. They have many scents and it looks like they change them up a bit. I have my eye on the Romance collection. It has rose, champagne and chocolate scented candles. It sounds fantastic! Definitely check these out. You’ll be pleasantly please. :D

Old Factory Candle Gift Set - Fall Harvest
  • Packaging
  • Scent
  • Quality
  • Throw
  • Pricing

Summary

Pros
Great scent
Great throw
Adorable packaging
Minimal smoke
Great Quality

Cons
A little pricey

Final Thoughts
I love these candles. They smell wonderful and the throw is great. They have minimal smoke when burning which is a huge plus.

Buy or not
Yes! I would buy these!

4.6
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Review: Dr Song 50% Lactic Acid Gel Peel

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Official description
For: Age Spots, Freckles, Sun Spots, Skin Lightening, Hyperpigmentation, Wrinkles and Fine Lines

Where to buy
From Amazon – It’s normally $29.99 USD, but right now it’s only $14.99 USD for 1 fluid ounce.

Directions
Skin Patch Test: IMPROPER USE OF CHEMICAL PEELS CAN CAUSE SEVERE BURNS, PLEASE BE CAREFUL! Always test on a small patch of skin before applying.

Sunburn Alert: Peels can increase your skin’s sensitivity to the sun and particularly the possibility of sunburn. Use a sunscreen, wear protective clothing, and limit sun exposure while using this product and for a week afterward.

Step 1: Cleanse the face, neck, and gently pat dry.

Step 2: Apply a small amount with a brush or cotton ball to the area and leave on as needed. Rinse product with water and pat dry after. Leave on for 1 minute for your first peel and slowly increase the time of each peel afterwards by 1-2 minutes as needed. General recommended time is 1-2 weeks between each peel. Your skin may be pink and sensitive for a few days after a peel. Please keep in mind, these are general guidelines, and everyone’s skin is different. Peel times vary from person to person, which can only be learned through experience and patience to avoid any burns. Skin patch tests are the most accurate method and minimize risk.

Precautions:
Keep the peel at least a quarter of an inch away from the eyes and mucus membranes.
If skin irritation occurs remove the product by neutralizing with cool water immediately and consult a physician.
Do not apply the peel more than once in a 7 day period
Do not expose your face to the sun for 24 hours before or after the application of the peel.
Do not apply the peel to the skin that has been waxed or shaved within 24 hours
When using the peel a stinging sensation may occur, this is normal

Packaging
I received a clear frosted glass bottle with a clear glass dropper. The dropper lid is white with a silver rim. The bottle has a silver label on it with the company and product name, ingredients and address.

Scent and formula
It’s a slightly thick clear liquid. It smells… I can’t place the smell. It’s familiar. It smells acidy if that makes sense, like you’d expect it to make your nose hairs sizzle. It doesn’t by the way. XD It doesn’t smell bad, I almost kind of like the smell. It’s odd. OMG WHAT IS THIS SMELL. Now it’s bugging me. LOL

Ingredients
Lactic acid, purified water, sodium carboxylmethylcellulose and propylene glycol.

This was my first time using a Lactic Acid peel and it was really interesting! I have only use one other type of acid peel before and it was a combination of acids. So when I got this I was excited to try it. I’ve used this a few times since I received it. I meant to do one this week and take photos, but I got sick and then ended up with a cold sore. Ugh. So not this time!

What is Lactic Acid supposed to do?

  • Exfoliating the surface of your skin
  • Deep cleaning pores
  • Fading dark marks
  • Improving hyperpigmentation
  • Evening out skin tone
  • Brightening and lightening skin
  • Improving the appearance of light wrinkles
  • Stimulating natural collagen production

Each time I’ve used it I only left it on for 1 minute. This stung and tingled and it turned my face red. Once I rinsed it off the sensations went away after a few minutes. The redness lasted a couple of days with each use. I don’t have any visible wrinkles or fine lines or sun spots. So I can’t tell you how it works on that, but what I have noticed since I started using it is that my skin is smoother and my pores aren’t as visible, especially the first few days after I’ve used it. It has also helped lighten the darker areas around my mouth and nose a little. When I did the text on my hand in the photo and rinsed it off you could see how my hand was visibly lighter where the peel had been after a couple of minutes. I totally spaced and didn’t take a picture of that though. Sorry. D: I will update this post later when my cold sore is gone with before and after photos! Stupid cold sores. Overall I really liked the results of using this. The redness and stinging are a little annoying but that’s pretty common with this type of product so it just comes with the territory. It does a really good job of evening my skin tone and making it smooth and reducing the appearance of my pores. My skin glows and is so smooth after using it. The smell is odd but easy to deal with. It’s strong but not overpowering to me! I am hoping Dr Song comes out with a mandelic acid peel! I would be all over that! Hint, hint! This is a lovely product and I would take advantage of the sale going on right now if you plan on picking it up!

Dr Song 50% Lactic Acid Gel Peel
  • Packaging
  • Efficacy
  • Texture
  • Application
  • Ingredients
  • Price

Summary

Pros
Exfoliates well
Minimizes the appearance of pores
Smoothes skin
Evens skin tone
Whitens

Cons
Stings
Turns skin pink/red

Final thoughts
I think the results are worth the slight discomfort and redness. It works very well and the price is decent!

Buy or not
If I were to decide to purchase a lactic acid peel in the future I would most likely go with this since I know it works!

4.5
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Dark Candy, Nashor Clause & Silent Night over Glitter Fix

Swatches: AFK Cosmetics Christmas on the Rift

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Dena from AFK Cosmetics sent me her holiday collection to swatch! It’s been up in the shop, but I’m just now getting around to posting it. XD I’ve had a lot going on between everyone being sick and then there has been a lot going on with Sascha and school. He’s having a hard time this year. :(

Official descriptions
Dark Candy is a semi sheer dusty mauve, with a bright blue sheen.
Nashor Clause is a medium red based purple with a blue green sheen, and green sparkles!
Silent Night is a deep, velvety brick like red with minimal shimmer and just a hint of glitter.
The Earnest Elf is a light and bright green with a subtle blue seen
The Festive Treant is a bright, but still earthy green that is filled with rainbow ‘christmas light’ inspired sparkles!
Winter Wonderland is a very bright cerulean blue, with lots of silver sparkles.

Lip balm
Sleigh Belle is a bright, red based orange with just a hint of gold sparkles.
Tiny Evil Santa is a simple deep blue based red, that borders on a wine like red.

Ordering options
You will receive loose product in a 5g jar with a sifter, packed 2-2.5g by weight for $5.00 per jar.
You will receive loose product in a baggie, packed ⅛ teaspoon by volume for $1.50 per baggie.

Lip balm
You will receive cream product in a standard size lip balm tube, packed 0.20-25 ounces by volume for $5.00 USD per tube.

All photos taken indoors and swatched under a daylight bulb. Swatched over Detrivore Cosmetics Eye Primer, Glamour Doll Eyes Glitter Fix and bare skin.

Dark Candy is a light lavender with a blue sheen and blue sparks.
Ingredients: Mica, Iron Oxide, Bismuth Oxycholride, Tin Oxide, Titanium Dioxide, Silica, Carnauba Wax. VEGANlip safe

Nashor Clause is a deep purple with a greenish sheen and green sparks.
Ingredients: Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Ferric Ferrocyanide, Iron Oxide, Tin Oxide, Silica, Carnauba Wax. VEGANnot lip safe

Silent Night is a satiny dark red.
Ingredients: Mica, Copper Powder, Silicon Dioxide, Red 40, Silica, Carnauba Wax. VEGANlip safe

The Earnest Elf is a bright sea foamy green.
Ingredients: Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxide, Tin Oxide, Chromium Oxide, Silica, Carnauba Wax. VEGANnot lip safe

The Festive Treant is a bright grassy green with rainbow sparks.
Ingredients: Mica, Iron Oxide, Titanium Oxide, Ultramarines, Chromium Oxides, Tin Oxide, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Silica, Carnauba Wax. VEGANnot lip safe

Winter Wonderland is a cerulean blue with silver sparks.
Ingredients: Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxide, Tin Oxide, Ferric Ferrocyanide, Ultramarines, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Silica, Carnauba Wax. VEGANnot lip safe

Sleigh Belle is a bright pumpkin orange.
Ingredients: Coconut Oil (Cocos Nucifera oil), Candellila Wax (Euphorhia Cerifera), Sweet Almond oil (Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis), Avocado oil (Persea Gratissima), Titanium Dioxide, Tin Oxide, Red 40, Silica,Tin Oxide, Iron Oxide, Carnauba Wax, Vitamin E Oil, Flavor. VEGAN

Tiny Evil Santa is a deep red.
Ingredients: Coconut Oil (Cocos Nucifera oil), Candellila Wax (Euphorhia Cerifera), Sweet Almond oil(Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis), Red 40, Mica, Iron Oxide, Carnauba Wax, Avocado oil (Persea Gratissima), Vitamin E Oil, Flavor. VEGAN

My favorites are Dark Candy and Sleigh Belle! Dark Candy is just this amaaaazing purple. I love the color shift. Sleigh Belle is the most amazing orange lip color. It’s very opaque as a lip balm and I really love that. What are your favorites? Did you pick any up yet?

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Pretty Matcha

Review: Organic Matcha Green Tea Powder from Kiss Me Organics

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Official description

  • ALL DAY ENERGY & FOCUS: Lift your vitality and concentration with the slow release natural energy from Organic Matcha
  • CALORIE BURNING BOOSTER: Support your weight loss goals with an all-natural way to increase your body’s metabolism
  • LATTES | SMOOTHIES | BAKING: Kiss Me Organics Matcha Green Tea Powder arrives in an easy-to-use airtight health grade packaging allowing for as much or as little use as you need for any occasion. Enjoy a relaxing latte in the morning, bake a dozen cupcakes or simply add a small boost to your morning smoothie
  • 137x ANTIOXIDANTS OF BREWED GREEN TEA: USDA Organic Matcha Green Tea can only be used in a powdered form because, unlike brewed green tea, it contains the entire tea leaf which dramatically increases the nutritional content.
  • LIFETIME GUARANTEE 110% MoneyBack – If for some reason, you are not satisfied with our Organic Matcha we provide a no-hassle no-questions-asked refund. Yes, we are that devoted to your happiness! :)

Where to buy
From Amazon – 4 ounce bag of culinary grade matcha powder for $25.00 USD.

Directions
This has no directions.

Packaging
This comes in a silver foil bag that is re-sealable. It has a green and white design with product information on the package and some pictures of the powder and what you can make with it.

Scent and formula
This smells like green tea powder. I’m not really sure how to describe what green tea smells like! XD It’s a very bright pretty green. The powder is very fine and silky smooth.

Ingredients
Organic Matcha.

This Matcha powder is so awesome! I have used random brands in the past and I liked them okay, but this. This is better. This Matcha powder is organic and is from China. It’s a beautiful, beautiful, bright spring green! It blends really easily and it isn’t bitter like some other Matcha powders I’ve tried. I’ve used it to make several smoothies and green tea latte’s! I am planning on making matcha cupcakes with it. I just haven’t gotten around to it. Oops. XD I have noticed when I use this in my smoothies I feel a little more energetic and less tired with it. I haven’t noticed that using regular green tea. I personally haven’t noticed any improvement in my skin since using it, but I haven’t been using it for long and I think that is something that would occur with longer use. :) Overall though I like this Matcha powder. It tastes good and gives me some energy. Even the kiddos like the smoothies I’ve been making with it. Definitely check it out! I believe this is available exclusively at Amazon.

Organic Matcha Green Tea Powder
  • Packaging
  • Efficacy
  • Flavor
  • Ingredients
  • Price
  • Availability

Summary

Pros
Tastes good
Gives energy
Available online
Organic

Cons
Only available at Amazon
Expensive

Final thoughts
This is a bit pricy, but I think it's worth the cost. It tastes great and boosts energy!

Buy or not
I will definitely purchase this in the future when I am in need of Matcha powder.

4.4
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