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Physician’s Formula Cashmere Wear™ Ultra-Smoothing Bronzer Review

So I recently picked this up at Target for $13.99 USD, which is a pretty good deal in my opinion! I’d heard a lot of buzz about this bronzer as a possible drugstore type bronzing powder option for those on a budget and it includes some beneficial skin ingredients as well.

This bronzer goes on very smooth and soft, it looks quite light and lends only a slight shimmer to the skin in a really nice peachy beige color that I think would be flattering to any skin tone, but will work especially well for anyone like me who is unbearably pale.

It really gives off a nice “glow” type look without looking like you got smacked in the face with glitter or making your skin look super shiny so it’s a great option for anyone who wants something a bit more subtle or who is avoiding bronzing liquids for fear of looking too shiny. This isn’t extremely shiny at all. It is really light and soft so I only use it as a nice highlighter type over the top of my cheek bones. If you’re looking for something to contour and shape with while giving your skin a nice bronze, check out the CARGO HydraBronze I featured recently – here!  Also, a nice plus of this bronzing powder is that the formula includes hyaluronic acid (in the form of sodium hyaluronate) so this theoretically will help hydrate the skin while wearing it. No word on how accurate this claim is, but it definitely hasn’t dried my skin or made me look ashy so that’s awesome!

Other Features: 

  • Fragrance Free
  • Oil Free
  • Non-comedogenic

Overall, I really like this bronzing powder. It is a nice highlighter and feels really soft and light on the skin. It hasn’t broken my skin out and it doesn’t look cakey. I definitely recommend this to those trying to get the “glowing skin” look without looking oily or shiny or anyone who wants a nice bronzer powder with a bit of shimmer, but very little to no glitter. This is super affordable and very available at any local drugstore like Walgreens, Rite Aid, or CVS. Alternatively, you can also find this at Target or on Drugstore.com. It is also available directly from Physician’s Formula – here!

Other Summer Related Articles You May Have Missed: 

Get a Gorgeous Glow with Rouge Bunny Rouge Cosmetics!

Make Your Own Bronzing Oil With This DIY Recipe!

Get Glowing, Bright and Clear Skin with this Affordable and Natural Skin Exfoliant!

CARGO HydraBronze Powder Review!

Disclaimer: I was NOT given compensation to write this blog post in any way. I purchased this product with my own money and of my own free will. My opinions, thoughts and experiences with this product are my own.

Lust List / 15 Natural Beauty Products That I Recently Discovered and I’m Dying to Try!

I recently discovered a bunch of new products and brands that I really find intriguing! Here are some of the most notable items I came across!

Firming Eye Cream from Grown Skincare

 

Leif Products Botanical Body Cleanser

BECCA Cosmetics Luminous Skin Colour

Terre D’Oc Radiant Face Serum

Terre D’Oc Anti-Pollution Natural Foundation

The Leakey Collection Pure Marula Oil

She Essential Organic Herbal Lip Balm 

 

Soleil Organique 100% Mineral Sunscreen Mist SPF45

Soleil Organique Environmental Defense Eye Therapy SPF15

Tsi-La Organics Ilang Ilang Eau de Pafum Mini

Belocq Tea – Jasmine Green Tea Blend

 

Chantecaille Future Skin Gel Foundation

 

In Fiore Veloutee Multi-Purpose Balm for Lips and Eyes

 Terre D’Oc Eye Khol Liner

 

Kae Beaute Scintillante Illuminating Argan Oil

 What do you guys think?

Ever heard of or tried any of these?

What were your experiences?

I’d love to hear about it !

DIY Recipe: Simple Summer Bronzing Oil for Face & Body

I recently wrote this post about whether or not Storybook Apothecary should carry a bronzing oil and some of you expressed an interest in a DIY recipe for a bronzing oil so here it is!

Enjoy!

Things You Will Need: 

  • Bronze or Gold Mica Powder (1 Teaspoon per Ounce of Oil)
  • Organic Oil of Your Choice
  • Green Tea Eco Extract (Optional)

I mixed several different colors of gold and bronze mica powders to get this color, but use colors you think will suit your skin tone.

The paler you are, the most golden the color should be. If you’re a bit beige, you may want to add more bronze and if you’re even darker, you’ll want to add mostly bronze and only a little gold.

Next you’ll want to choose an oil (preferably organic) to use. I’ve used a mixture of organic evening primrose, sunflower, olive and grape seed oil.

Sunflower and olive oils are great for added sun protection because they offer mild sun protection to your skin naturally. You still need to use a sunscreen/sunblock, but these oils will certainly help protect you from the sun alongside your sunscreen/sunblock.

I also added green tea extract to this mixture because many studies have shown that using green tea in your skin products may help protect your skin from damaging UV rays.

You don’t have to use green tea extract and you don’t have to use multiple oils, you can just use one oil of your choice and no extract.

It’s up to you.

 After that, you’ll want to choose a container.

It really depends on if you want to use this as a facial bronzing oil or body bronzing oil.

I used an amber glass dropper 1 ounce bottle that I had on hand, but you can use an old body oil or facial oil container. Whatever you like.

Once you’ve mixed your mica, oil(s), and extracts together in a bowl, pour it into your chosen container and that’s it!

It’s super easy and really a nice way to add sun protection, moisture and a lovely glow to your skin this summer!

I hope you decide to try this and let me know how it goes!

 ❤

Wednesday Lust List : More Summer Beauty Products I’m Dying To Try!

So I was browsing online as I normally do when I’m bored and found so many lovely beauty products that I want to try (as usual) ! Most of them I found on the awesome beauty website, BeautyHabit.Com, but some are from other places.

Check Them Out:

Becca Cosmetics’ Creme Stain Beach Tint in Grapefruit (Coral Pinkish Color); $25

For some reason, lately I’m all about multi-tasking beauty products and this looks awesome! From the very lovely Becca Cosmetics, this lip and cheek creme stain is oil free, waterproof and streak free. It contains vitamin E for hydration and is paraben and preservative free.

Check it out – here!

 Chantecaille Radiance Gel Bronzer Anti-Age; $54

I have no idea why I want to try this really, but it just seems like a cool product.

A light hydrating bronzer / complexion enhancer type product, this is meant to give the skin a subtle glow and just a small amount of color.

The “Anti-Aging” formula includes raspberry stem cells to help repair damage, protect from free radicals and prevent inflammation. Also included is bearberry complex for brightening, anti-glycation (what the hell does this mean?), and antioxidant protection.

It claims it will last up to 12 hours and at $54, it BETTER!

Check it out- here!

Rouge Bunny Rouge Glide Concealer in Thalia; $27

A light chunky crayon type concealer, this is said to be light and creamy.

Check it out – here!

Rouge Bunny Rouge Blush Wand in Manet; $34

A really pretty cheek stain, I just really like this peachy coral color!

 Check it out – here!

ISUN Antioxidant Sun Butter; $38

This is a completely natural sun protector that utilizes a host of natural ingredients and extracts as well as zinc oxide to protect you from the sun in a more natural way.

Chock full of antioxidants, this is meant to protect you from UV damage while also hydrating and nourishing skin.

Check it out – here!

ISUN Photo-Enzyme Serum; $40

This takes an after sun treatment a step further by repairing DNA damage done to the skin from UVA exposure.

It claims to help calm redness and damaged caused from sun exposure.

You’re meant to use it before the ISUN Butter (see above) and after you’re done being in the sun to prevent and treat damage to the skin.

Check it out – here!

Avon Glow Bronzing Pearls in Sunkissed; $11

This is just a much cheaper dupe of the Guerlain Meteorites that I want to try before I make a decision on whether or not to buy the actual Guerlain Meteorites powder. Yep!

Check it out – here!

So, what do you think?

Have you ever tried any of these?

Share you thoughts in the comments!

Should Storybook Apothecary Make a Bronzing Oil? + A Fun Contest!

So, in this post, I am asking for your help!

I have been toying with this idea for awhile and it really started keeping me awake at night ever since I did this post and talked about my obsession with bronzing oils, multi-use oils and body oils such as the ones by Josie Maran and Nuxe.

Should I make and offer a bronzing oil or even a multi-use body oil at Storybook Apothecary?

Or otherwise, I can simply do a DIY post on it and teach you all how to make your own at home!

And if I should offer one, which of these bottles is prettiest to hold the lovely oil?

Best/Most intriguing/Hilarious / Witty Answer wins a free full size bottle of either the NEW Storybook Apothecary  multi-use oil/body oil/bronzing oil/ whatever or a full size of the DIY version that I decide to make in one of these pretty bottles!

Okay & Go!

Summer Love: Pacifica Coconut Crushed Pearl Bronzing Body Butter in Sun Kissed Glow

So I was at Sephora earlier today and I picked this lovely bronzing body butter by Pacifica up for only $5!

They have these little impulse buy bins with small sized product and I just had to have this after testing some on my hand!

It’s not really a self tanner or anything, it just has bronzing mica minerals in the formula so it makes me look golden glittery.

It also includes coconut oil, mica pearls and sea minerals.

And contrary to a lot of bronzing type lotions, this is not drying at all and it smells deliciously like coconut.

Yum!

I personally love this a LOT after owning and wearing it for less than 6 hours.

Pretty impressive, if you ask me, and it was totally affordable.

It’s such a dark gold that you really only need a little bit to get the glow so it goes a long way.

‘Mmkay that is all!

P.S. Macro lens make my hands look hideous!

Night !

Disclaimer: I was NOT given compensation to write this blog post in any way. I purchased this product with my own money out of my own free will. My opinions, thoughts and experiences with this product are my own.