Sooo, I’ve been meaning to review these scubs for quite some time. The photos you see now are a good 4 months old. I have actually used every bit of those scrubs and I am in the process in making another order.
You see….I love scrubs. Exfoliating is a ritual in my bathroom. I can’t help but scrub down a good two times a week. As you would imagine, I run out of scrubs pretty frequently. Somehow–I don’t mind. It allows me to play around with different brands. Once upon a time I reviewed Carol’s Daughter Almond Cookie Sea Salt scrub. This time I showin’ you….
Price: 3 out of 5 (7oz for $17 from Qtica.com)
Packaging: 4 out of 5
Overall: 5 out of 5
What it claims: “…..Non-drying and non-irritating formula is easy on delicate skin. Takes hassle-free to a new level; no mixing or stirring needed, ever! The key word is sugar-that means that it’s a clean-dissolving exfoliant that will never leave a sticky residue behind or harm/clog spa jets.” (source)
The truth: La verdad? Well…it’s a darn good scrub!
What I loved about it: Yesss…another scrub that doesn’t make make your tub a potential accident area. I love it! The sugar scrubs exfoliate beautifully and then….it dissolves and goes the drain without any clogging action. Heyyyy!
What I didn’t like: Gosh mannn, I wish it was bigger. I felt like after a few squirts–it was gone.
Overall: I reallllly like these scrubs. A LOT! I don’t mean to exaggerate but this is one of the BEST scrubs I have ever used. It does on an excellent job at exfoliating and it just feels like an experience on the skin. I LOVE that it’s in a tube. Perfect for the shower and for traveling. If I had to re-arrange the packaging, though, I would definitely make the nozzle a little wider.
You reallllly have to sca-weeeeze to get the scrub out. And when I got to halfway point, I found myself removing the top just to get the rest of the scrubby goodness. Wasn’t the biggest inconvenience but….you know.
Nothing can beat the fabulousness that is the scrub itself. It is thick enough to smooth all over the skin but thin enough to wash down the drain without clogging the pores.
Goes on like…
I am in love with it! Out of the two I love Cherry Bing the most. Papaya Star is sweet too. The scents aren’t too strong which is preferred since a lot of us use body washes either before or after scrubs. The price is a bit steep for a scrub but beauty is an investment, right? I know, I know. A good scrub to me is one under $10 but since Qtica is one of my favorites, I don’t mind dropping the extra penny or two. Qtica is a hot commodity in spas all over the country.
I hope not! I know that these reviews will more than likely help future Clumps readers in case they are interested about the brand and products.
And like I’ve mentioned in previous posts, Carol’s Daughter hair products can be used on ALL hair textures. However, you know your hair best so if you generally do NOT put oils in your hair, I wouldn’t assume that the ones I am reviewing will work wonders for you. Hmmkay?
On to the reviews!!
Price: 3 out of 5 ($19 from Sephora.com)
Packaging: 5 out of 5
Overall: 5 out of 5
What it claims: “A hair oil for dry hair and scalp designed to moisturize and nourish hair. It adds shine and combat dry scalp, this rich, yet lightweight treatment oil helps prevent hair breakage and promotes healthy hair growth.” (source)
The truth: This was my FIRST Carol’s Daughter product and I am still using it so that should tell you something.
What I loved about it: Ohmiwords, the smelllll!
What I didn’t like: The price for this oil is a little steep. Especially if your hair is like mine and seems to ALWAYS be thirsty.
Overall: I recently ran out of this oil–hence the website photo! I smelled this product before owning it. Seriously! I had a professor in undergrad who wore Sisterlocks. I would always go and chit-chat with her after class and could always smell her hair. It reminded me of my African dance instructor; she too wore a fragrance similar to that. After finding out that she moisturized her scalp and locs with Lisa’s Hair Elixir, I ran to Sephora and purchased it. I haven’t looked back. I.LOVE.THIS.STUFF. It has a strong “wood-sy” smell….very organic and outdoorsy. This scent isn’t for everyone. My Mother can’t stand it. But Lisa’s Hair Elixir will always be a staple in my hair drawer.
I haven’t done one of these in quite some time. But I think it’s that time again.
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You knew it was coming, didn’t you? Another collection of matte polishes has surfaced and I have the review here for you. I have been playing around with matte polishes for a few months or so and Zoya’s are different from all of the other matte polishes I have dabbled around in. But different good or diffferent bad? Peep the review!
How does Loredana measure up to Man Glaze’s Fuggen Ugly? Simply put….it doesn’t. Loredana is described as a matte gunmetal with shimmer. It is relatively darker than Fuggen Ugly and I prefer Loredana. How gorgeous does she look with flash? Without flash, eh…but with flash, oh la laaaa!!
Another black matte, gotta love that!! Don’t laugh at my rhyme. You know it’s dope. Look out for my album titled “Another Black Matte”. HA!! Dovima is pretty. I like her quite a bit. She is a little on the streaky side though. And it takes a little maintenance to get her under control. You have to apply a second coat immediately or you will run into a hot streaky mess.
Your fellow nail polish junkie,
Price: 3 out of 5 (around $34.00 )
Overall: 5 out of 5
What it claims:” Press the button and experience a breakthrough sensation in application. In one easy new gesture, let the vibrating brush combined with an exquisitely smooth formula wrap every lash up to 360 degrees.” (source)
The truth: I see why this mascara is so expensive. You really do get what you pay for. The wand is great too. Small enough to get those little corners and perfect for my smaller lashes sisters.
What I loved about it: I got super long lashes. I mean I was impressed!
What I didn’t like: The price is a bit steep for a mascara. Even if it works well. And especially if you have to toss it every three months.
Overall: Finally!! I am so delayed on reviewing this mascara. It has been out for months and I am JUST now getting to it. I’ll be honest—I had a bit of an attitude with Lady Oscillation simply because she was so expensive. I haven’t been into make-up THAT long but in all of my years, I never heard of a mascara being more than $20. Granted, I am bit of drugstore diva. But still.
A crazed mascara reviewer,
It’s another Friiiiiday! Dang, already? I’m never the one to complain about the end of a work week but my goodness…..sometimes they come a little TOO quickly if you ask moi.
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