Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Promises, Promising!

Several people have asked me about SKII and I figure it's about time I get back to you with some product feedback.  Apparently it's street name is "Miracle Water" but that's a little generous if you ask me.

I've been applying SKII Essence after cleansing and before moisturizing twice daily.  It's the consistency of water and I apply with a cotton pad to my forehead, cheeks, and neck.  Biggest change for me is in my skin tone.  It evens it out resulting in a natural glow and an iridescent clarity.  I have not seen a decrease in wrinkles (boo) and I do have some dryness that may be a result of this miracle water.

Final Verdict:  If you were handed a free bottle like I was, it's definitely worth remembering to apply every morning and nightly.  At this point I don't know if I'd buy another bottle, but won't know this until I'm dry.  Personally, I'm more concerned about decreasing wrinkles than I am about my skin tone and $200 may be better if put towards my EBF (emergency botox fund).

 I finally picked up a jar of another self-proclaimed wonder product, Egyptian Magic (found it at Whole Foods, by the way).  After reading some many stellar reviews, including that Madge is a huge fan, I couldn't resist trying it for myself (check out all these celebrity endorsements).  The Egyptian Magic website even lists all it's possible uses, including moisturizer, scar reducer, hair balm (reduces fly aways), heels cuts, scrapes, even bruises.  The list goes on and on...  But, frankly, I just haven't fallen in love with this product yet.  It's not performing any magic on my face and I don't see any immediate results on dry patches either.  I am however, optimistic and will continue testing all it uses and will hope for the magic to appear in all its glory!  And did I mention that it's 100% natural?

Final Verdict:  Aquaphor is cheaper and does the same thing.  But if you are a product junkie, it's probably a good jar to have in the cabinet.

Loving these 100% natural Simply Shine Lip Shimmers that I found at Target over the weekend.  I went to the Simply site and found their mission statement:  Make products with Premium Organic Ingredients & Offer them AffordablyAnd at $1.49, I'm impressed.  The color is subtle, the scent is pepperminty (similar to Burt's Bee's) and the shine is shiny!  Shinier than other similar sticks.  Go treat yourself to a guiltless beauty bag purchase!



Danielle (elleinadspir) said...

Darn, I was just at Target yesterday, looks like I need to make another trip ;)

I haven't tried that magic stuff, but I do use Kumba Made...same type thing. Worked GREAT on B when he was a baby and had diaper rash.

Ana Degenaar said...

I wish we had a target down here :(

Torrie said...

Okay, good to know. I've been wondering about that middle one. Thanks for your honesty!

The Suburb Experiment said...

Hmm. I'll definitely have to pick up some of those lip balms. If I'm addicted to applying it, it might as well be all-natural ingredients. :)



Great reviews. I work in the industry so I'm always curious to hear what people think about beauty products :)