It's that time of year again when the days become shorter and the nights become colder thanks to the ever-dropping temperatures, it's time for football games and hot apple cider, time to bring the boots and cardigans out of storage, and make sure to take the time to appreciate the leaves and how breathtaking they are as they turn rust-colored and golden-hued. It's also that time of the year when Kari Gran has their Little Black Dress Annual Skin Care Sale when established lovers of the brand can stock up on their favorites or newbies who want to try the beloved line can test out some products for 20% off between September 15th and the 30th. Now is the time to add those products to your online cart and hit that checkout button!
I've done a lot of Kari Gran product reviews in the past and you can click here to be taken to a page that features every post that Kari Gran has ever been mentioned on Beautiful Basics if you want to know what I think about the products I've tried.
As for the products I think are absolute must-haves during the sale, you really can't go wrong with any Lip Whip or the Cleansing Oil. I adore both and think they are totally awesome and worth picking up.
The Cleansing Oil is one of the best I have ever tried. It's made with Organic Sunflower Oil, Organic Avocado Oil, Organic Castor Seed Oil, Organic Lavender Oil, and Non-GMO Vitamin E from Sunflower. It's simple but wonderfully luxurious. It leaves skin looking and feeling pampered, clean, hydrated and super soft. It's gentle but does its intended job really well.
Lip Whips are my hands-down favorite KG product, though. They are so good and come in an array of stunning shades. There are ten beautiful colors as well as non-tinted versions called Naked in either Peppermint or Cinnamon. There is also a really great Lip Scrub. The formula is excellent and provides soothes while providing shine, moisture, and a beautiful tint. I like each color I have tried and highly suggest you pick up whichever color strikes your fancy during the sale. Suji Red and Jeannie are my current go-to shades.
It's also worth mentioning that all Kari Gran products are packaged beautifully. They come in sleek and weighty dark violet glass that protects the product inside. Every package is also finished with a handwritten expiration date on the bottom, which I think is a really nice personal touch.
You can shop the Kari Gran Little Black Dress Annual Skin Care Sale to get your 20% off by visiting their website by clicking here. You can also find Kari Gran on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
(FTC: I often work with Kari Gran so I am sent free product in exchange for review consideration. I am not, however, being compensated for this post and none of the links above are affiliate links. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Monday, September 11, 2017
I’ve been really hesitant to try new skincare products lately but when I received a package from MyChelle Dermaceuticals with their latest cleanser launch inside I was both excited and intrigued. The Perfect C Cleansing Oil is a product I have fallen hard for, much to my surprise.
I know cleansing oils are really on trend right now and while I have tried some I really enjoy (like the one from Kari Gran) most tend to cause my sensitive, dry skin to break out, hence why I was nervous to try out the Perfect C Cleansing Oil. I was so impressed with the formulation, consistency, and efficacy of this golden-hued skin-cleansing dream.
This oil is made using rich and nourishing ingredients that help to hydrate and brighten while also cleansing. This product starts off as your typical oil, one that you massage onto your dry or slightly damp skin, and somehow lathers once warm water is introduced and becomes so luxurious and lovely. It rinses cleanly, completely cleanly, so you’re never left with a sticky or heavy feeling layer on your skin. It leaves my skin feeling so soft and supple while also doing an incredible job of brightening. It's so good!
It does have a scent and I don’t really like it. I can’t quite place my finger on what it smells like but it gives me kids chewable vitamin vibes. However, the scent goes away so quickly and completely that it’s almost like it was never even there in the first place. Even for someone like me who is incredibly sensitive to scents, it’s not an issue.
(FTC: This product was sent to me for free for review consideration. I am not being compensated for this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.)
Monday, September 4, 2017
I won a gift card to Nordstrom (yay!) and one of the things I decided that I absolutely needed was the Brighten Pineapple + Gemstone Mask from Herbivore Botanicals. I don't really know what made me need it so desperately but I am so glad that I picked up a jar because this stuff is incredible. It is so good that I think this mask must have come from a different planet or something because it can't be real.
This mask is made with plant based, food-grade ingredients including Organic Pineapple and Papaya fruit acids and Brazilian Micronized Tourmaline Gemstone Powder. It's so exquisitely formulated to be gentle but powerful. It's kind of supernatural because it exfoliates, brightens, softens, smoothes, hydrates and leaves the skin looking and feeling fresh, healthy, and rejuvenated.
The glass jar is eco-friendly, weighty, and really nicely made while the mask itself is lush and dreamy. You only need a small amount so a jar should last you a very long time. It also smells fantastic! It's so good! The product as a whole, including the experience of using it, is incredibly luxurious, from start to finish.
My skin loves this beautiful and sumptuous mask. I honestly can't get enough and I'm not sure I would want to go without it. I notice immediate results after use and I've seen a big change in my skin since I started using this. I absolutely love it. It's the perfect way to pamper my skin and I couldn't adore it more than I already do.
And of course, Herbivore Botanics products are cruelty-free and free of animal ingredients. You can learn more about the company by visiting their website. You can also find them on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.