I was essentially just looking for some lip balms because I was almost out. The Jersey Shore Cosmetics balms are my absolute favorite, so I was going to buy some more of those. However, they are $10 a piece. I decided to look for some other balms where I could get more for my money. Not only did I find some new lip balms to try, but I ended up purchasing a few other items as well. I’ve now had a chance to try these out, so here are my thoughts.
Sky Organics Lip Balms
During my search for lip balms, I ended up coming across these. The reviews were decent, the scents sounded wonderful, and the set came with six balms for just over $11. As mentioned above, the balms I were going to get were $10 a piece, so this just seemed like a better option at the moment.
After trying these, I will say that I like the Jersey Shore Cosmetics balms better. These are still good lip balms for the price though. The texture is very creamy and my lips always feel very soft with these. My only issue is that the scents could be a little stronger. My two favorites are the Tangy Citrus and Tropical Coconut. They smell really good. My third favorite is the Eucalyptus Mint. I love mint balms. This one just isn’t strong enough for me though. The mint needs to be stronger. The reason I love minty lip balms is because I like the cool sensation it leaves on my lips. This one hardly leaves any cool or tingly feeling at all.
The Strawberry barely has any scent at all, which is disappointing. The Cherry Bomb smells like cherry chapstick but less strong. The Tahitian Vanilla is a very interesting scent. I hated it at first. The vanilla scent is very faint. It’s hard to describe what this smells like, but I guess I would say it reminds me of a tropical island. I would describe it as smelling like a cross between the ocean, trees, and suntan lotion. This one is starting to grow on me.
Alaffia Coconut Reishi Purifying Cleanser
This cleanser contains coconut oil, coffee berry extract, reishi, and charcoal, which is meant to cleanse the skin of impurities. This cleanser is gray in color, and it smells just like Play-Doh. The smell kind of takes me back to my childhood a bit. This cleanser works great to rid the skin of excess oils and leftover makeup residue. My skin does feel slightly dry after using this, but I always follow immediately with toner and moisturizer, which seems to balance it out. My face always feels very clean after using this. Overall, this seems like a nice cleanser so far that does exactly what it’s supposed to.
Wild Ferns Manuka Honey Facial Wash
Three words. I LOVE THIS! I’m a sucker for products with honey, and this one does not disappoint. I love skincare products that smell amazing. This one smells just like sweet honey, and it reminds me a bit of drinking tea. It foams really nicely and leaves my face feeling super clean and refreshed without drying it out. It also removes makeup really well. I can’t wait to continue using this, and I think I’ve found a new favorite face wash.
Wild Ferns also has a bunch of other products in the Manuka Honey line that I am dying to try now. They have other lines of products, including their Bee Venom line, which I am very curious about trying as well. I don’t have a whole lot of money to spend right now, but as soon as I’m able, I definitely plan on buying some more of their products to try out.
Covergirl Clean Matte BB Cream
I tend to use BB creams a lot more than I use foundation. Although I have uneven skin tone, pimples, and acne scars, I find that BB cream still gives me some coverage and it just feels way lighter on my skin. I’ve been using the NYX BB cream for a long time now. I really like it, but it makes my skin dewy, which I don’t always want. Someone recommended I try this matte BB cream, so I figured I would. It’s also cheaper. I ended up really liking this product. My skin has been getting really oily lately, but this helps keep that at bay so my face isn’t so shiny. It also seems to blur my pores just a bit as well. I’m definitely going to continue using this because I find it’s a great product for me.
Thayer’s Witch Hazel Toner
This is not a new product for me. In fact, it’s my favorite toner. I actually ran out quite a while ago and decided to try some different toners in the meantime. They just couldn’t compare to this one though. This is one of those products that I will always go back to and continue using. It’s very gentle on my face and always makes my skin feel soft and refreshed. Thayer’s also has some other toners, including lavender, lemon, and cucumber. I really wanted to try one of those, but I saw that they cost more for some reason. So I ended up getting the Rose Petal one again, which is the kind I’ve always used.