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Lust List: Beauty Beauty Beauty Beauty Rockin Everywhere!

It’s that time again for a Lust List, which is basically me admitting I have a problem, a big BIG problem with shopping.. or something. And yes, why yes, I did model my blog post title after a rap song, problem?

Okay, anyway so time to be SERIOUS. *Puts on game face*

Here’s some of the lovely beauty things catching my eye this week and I am perfectly okay admitting it’s not even half of all the crap I’ve ACTUALLY been eyeing, but just my favorites since I didn’t want to look like some kind of digital hoarder so there you have it.

Hope you enjoy!

Alpha-H Liquid Gold 

I’ve been lusting after this one for ages and it’s a definite since I’ve tried and tested their other amazing products (see the Alpha-H reviews – here!), but it seems like everyone and their mom (yes, moms are even blogging away now!) have been reviewing it which only makes me want it more! I absolutely see this in my future..

Naruko Tea Tree Anti-Acne Sunscreen SPF 50

I tried this when I went to pick up night jellies at the Naruko Boutique in Rowland Heights. It must be a new product because I’d never seen it before, but I was really impressed with it nonetheless! I don’t really have much trouble with acne since using the Apple Seed and Tranexamic Acid and even less in combination with the Alpha-H products, but this is a nice tinted moisturizer + sunscreen combo anyway, even if you don’t have acne issues, in my opinion. It has a soft matte type finish without being drying, includes salicylic and tea tree in the formula, sunscreen and a nice tint to it so it’s basically everything I want in a tinted moisturizer for everyday light makeup! Definitely picking this one up soon!

Nuxe Reve de Miel Lip Balm

I’ve been wanting this lip balm ever since I read about how much since Kate @ SleepingBootay raved about it in this post. After reading her awesome review, I’ve seriously been considering picking this one up; it just looks so creamy and nourishing!

NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer

I’ve been considering this one because, for some reason, I’ve been obsessed with that “glow” look this Summer and this really seems like it would fit the bill! It has a nice spf 30, medium coverage and is said to help improve the condition of your skin over time while you wear it.

Rose & Botanic HA Aqua Cubic Hydrating Mask (10pcs)

I got one of these for free when I was last shopping at the Naruko Boutique and I loved it! I normally shy away from masks that say they’re hydrating or moisturizing because I do have combination skin, but I find that a lot of the hydrating masks are lost on me. Either they have no effect at all or they break me out, but this one works magic to make my skin look really dewy and hydrated without looking shiny or oily. Plus, I fell asleep while it was on and my skin soaked everything up, leaving no residue behind.

Eyebrow Perfect Pro Powder

This little nifty applicator tapers to a point so you can apply eyebrow powder evenly. I really love this cute little thing. I use a brown eye shadow powder to fill in my brows at the moment, but carrying around a bulky makeup palette can be kind of a pain. This would be perfect to keep in my little makeup bag AND it only costs $7 USD!

Anna Sui Loose Makeup Face Powder

I don’t know if this powder is good or not, but I’m shallow so I fell in love with the adorable packaging! I’m a huge fan of the old fashioned and this is super cute. I probably wouldn’t use it consistently, but I just want to put it on my shelf and look at it haha. 

Kissing Elixirs in Mint Vanilla 100% Natural Fresh Breath Mist

Natural fresh breath mist, this is perfect to keep in my makeup bag and it’s really adorable packaging! Plus, the ingredients are 100% natural and cavity defensive.

Celestial White Moss Shower Mousse

Seeing this one made me realize I’ve never tried any of the Naruko body products and why not?! I know, I’m bordering on obsessive with my love for Naruko products, but they are seriously fantastic and they really work. And I’m out of body wash…

Fresh Rose Face Mask

I saw this once at Sephora and fell in love, but it’s $55 USD, which is incredibly steep for a face mask. It’s a really amazing gel texture that has little bits of rose in it and smells heavenly. I don’t really know what it does, but it just looks awesome!

That’s all for this week’s Lust List!

I hope you found something to lust after!

Fresh Soy Face Cleanser Review

I just LOVE a face wash that does what it claims to do!

Not only is this face wash great for every day use, but it also has a host of beneficial skin care ingredients including soy proteins, a rose and cornflower water base and the cooling effects of cucumber extract.

Better yet, it smells just like cucumbers which I am in love with because, well, I love cucumbers – in salads, pickle form, alone with salt, whatever.

Anyhow, enough rambling and on with the review!

Product Claims : 

“…an extra-gentle, multitasking gel formula that instantly whisks away everyday impurities and makeup—even mascara—without stripping the skin of essential moisture… soap-free, fragrance free formula…”

My Experiences:

My experiences with these claims is that they are, for the most part, actually true. This cleanser is SUPER gentle. I really love the consistency, the fact that a little bit goes a LONG way (the small $15 bottle lasts MONTHS!) , and the deliciously FRESH (Ha! Okay, I’m lame, I know!) Cucumber scent. It really does help to remove makeup, though I am not sure how it would do against waterproof mascara as I don’t really use waterproof much, but for daily makeup, it works great. One thing I really adore about this cleanser is the fact that it cleans my face without making me look dried out afterwards. I never feel like I need to run to my moisturizer directly after using this like I do with a LOT of cleansers. It actually leaves me looking pretty dewy and soft, which is next to a miracle considering I have such hard to please combination breakout-prone skin!

Who It’s For: 

Honestly, anyone. I really think anyone can use this cleanser. I have used it several times and it never disappoints. I have pretty annoyingly sensitive combination skin that is prone to breakouts and, not only does this NOT break me out, but it also makes my skin look glowing and clean without looking tight or dry.

Best Uses:

  • Makeup Removal
  • Gentle Cleansing if you have irritation/redness or breakouts
  • Somewhat hydrating cleanser for those with dry skin, though you may need something more if you have severe dryness
  • Dewy, glowing skin cleanser
  • Great Daily Cleanser
  • Brush Cleaner – yeah I tried this once because I was curious. It works quite well!

Noted Ingredients: 

  • Soy Proteins – Promote firmness, improved elasticity, and optimum moisture in the skin
  • Rose Water – Calming, Balancing & Toning
  • Cucumber Extract – Soothes the skin (and smells divine!)
  • Borage Seed Oil – Skin Nourishing

Ingredient List:

“ROSA DAMASCENA FLOWER WATER, CENTAUREA CYANUS (CORNFLOWER) FLOWER WATER, COCO GLUCOSIDE, GLYCERIN, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, PEG-7 GLYCERYL COCOATE, XANTHAN GUM, PEG-120 METHYL GLUCOSE DIOLEATE, GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) GERM EXTRACT, GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) OIL, HYDROLYZED SOY PROTEIN, CUCUMIS SATIVUS (CUCUMBER) FRUIT EXTRACT, ROSE FLOWER OIL, BORAGO OFFICINALIS SEED OIL,MALVA SYLVESTRIS (MALLOW) EXTRACT, ALOE FEROX LEAF EXTRACT, PANAX GINSENG ROOT EXTRACT, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, ASCORBYL PALMITATE, RETINYL PALMITATE, HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, CITRIC ACID, TETRASODIUM EDTA, PEG-40 HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL, PHENOXYETHANOL, POLYMETHYL METHACRYLATE, PEG-40 SORBITAN PEROLEATE, POTASSIUM SORBATE, SODIUM METHYLPARABEN, SODIUM PROPYLPARABEN, POLYSORBATE 20, ISOBUTYLPARABEN, PROPYLPARABEN, PEG-35 CASTOR OIL, METHYLPARABEN, BUTYLPARABEN, ETHYLPARABEN, BHA, BHT”

Product Pros:

  • Very Gentle
  • For All Skin Types, including Sensitive & Acne Prone
  • Multi-Use Cleanser – makeup remover, cleanser, brush cleaner, etc.
  • Smells Delicious
  • Includes some very lovely and beneficial natural ingredients
  • Packaging is a squeeze tube so use and application is precise; very little waste and little to no contamination during use.

Product Cons: 

  • Formula includes parabens (suspected carcinogens, though controversial)
  • Price of product may be considered expensive to some

Final Thoughts:

Although this product may be considered expensive for some ($15 for 50mL and $38 for 150mL), I really think it’s worth the money. It works great as a cleanser, makeup remover, and brush cleaner and a little bit goes a long way. A small $15 tube lasts me about 4-6 months, depending on how frequently I use it. It cleanses very gently, smells great, includes some highly beneficial natural ingredients such as rose water, soy proteins and cucumber extract, and it cleans without drying out my skin. Although the formulation includes less than desirable parabens, the majority of the formulation includes a host of awesome ingredients and it is actually a cleanser that seems to live up to its claims.

I’d definitely recommend this cleanser to anyone and everyone I know. While it’s true that it can be expensive, I mostly purchase the $15 small tube as it lasts me quite a long time, though the larger $38 tube may be more bang for your buck.

Where to Find:

You can purchase the Fresh Soy Face Cleanser at Fresh.com for $15 or $38 USD, depending on size, or otherwise at your local Sephora.

OVERALL RATING: 10/10

That’s All for Now!

Stay Beautiful

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