Luna Sleeping Night Oil Review

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Hi everyone! 

I’ve been using this oil for about 2 months now, and thought it would be a good idea to review it for you guys (since it is pretty pricey).

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Quick Notes on Luna Sleeping Night Oil by Sunday Riley:

  • Price: $131
  • Quantity: 1 oz
  • Claims: Battle wrinkles, minimize pores and overall even out your skin-tone.
  • Notable ingredients: Trans-retinol Ester, Blue Tansy, German Chamomile, Avocado Seed Oil. (Via http://www.sephora.com/luna-sleeping-night-oil-P393718)
  • Pros: NO parabens, NO sulfates, NO phthalates
  • Cons: Dye (why Sunday Riley?? why??), cannot use while pregnant.
  • Method of application: Simply apply a few drops after cleansing, and drying your face.

I bought this primarily to even out my skin-tone and minimize my pores, so I cannot speak about the oil in regard to fighting wrinkles because I do not have any. I usually applied three drops to my face in the evening, after cleansing my face with my Clarisonic and my St.Ives green tea cleanser. It does not feel heavy or very greasy at all. The immediate results were that it provided a glow to my face!

The next morning, my skin was glowing, pores were smaller and some acne spots even shrank. (Yay!). Over the two months, I noticed that my skin tone did even out but it was not as drastic as I had hoped, but the glow it provided was ahh-mazing.

I also experimented (bad habit) and used it in the morning AND evening for a week and it broke me out immensely (SO DO NOT DO THIS!). I also dislike how they added blue dye to the product, seems a little unnecessary to me. Overall, it is a moisturizing oil to even out hyperpgimentation, but I feel as if it has serious competition with other, much cheaper options, such as the Fresh Seaberry Moisturizing Oil.

Hope you guys enjoyed this,

Leena 🙂

PS- I will also be reviewing the Fresh Seaberry Moisturizing Face Oil so you can compare and contrast. 🙂

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Dupe or Not? NARS Orgasm & ELF Twinkle Pink.

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I love both ELF products and NARS products, and there’s usually a lot of talk about ELF products that are dupes for NARS products. Today, I want to compare the NARS blush in Orgasm and the ELF Studio Line blush in Twinkle Pink and show you if can save or go ahead and splurge (but not the guilty kind).

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Quick Notes on each of the products:

NARS Orgasm-

  • Price: $35
  • Quantity: 0.16 oz
  • Color description: Coral pink with golden shimmers.
  • Type of blush : Soft, sheer, pressed.

ELF Twinkle Pink-

  • Price: $3
  • Quantity: 0.168 oz
  • Color description: Peachy pink with shimmers.
  • Type of blush: Soft, sheer, pressed.

Take a seat. Now, a deep breath. (Maybe some dramatic music?)…because these aren’t very alike.

Final thoughts on the ELF Twinkle Pink:

The ELF Twinkle Pink is VERY powdery, and you need more product to get the same amount of blush to show up (keep in mind that I have an olive skin tone), so it is not very pigmented. The color shows up more as a peachy color rather than a pink. Also, it is also not as shimmery on the skin as it appears in the packaging (which, depending on you, could be a good or bad thing). I have worn it around all day and it also doesn’t have great longevity, so that’s a bit disappointing since the color is so beautiful. Oh, and one final conclusion: SO! MUCH! FALLOUT!

Final thoughts on the NARS Orgasm: 

The NARS Orgasm is a MUCH more silky, softer product and shows up very easily on the skin. It’s a lot more pink-based than the ELF Twinkle Pink, and the small shimmers in the blush provide a beautiful glow to the cheeks. Lasts all day, and has little fall out as well.

Let me know how any of these products worked for you! 🙂

Leena

Clairsonic MIA 2-

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Hi everyone,

I recently bought the Clairsonic Mia 2, and decided to write about my experiences so far with it. Before purchasing the Clairsonic, I had researched a bit online about what I should expect- and I am not going to lie, I was a bit freaked out. The horrific “purge” phase almost put me off buying the Clairsonic entirely. However, I decided to give it a try since most of the reviews pointed out that after getting through the purge phase, their skin improved dramatically. So off to Sephora I trotted…

Some quick notes about the Clairsonic Mia 2:

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  • Price: $180 Canadian (from Sephora)
  • Comes with: Sensitive brush head, international charger, and a protective travel case.
  • It comes with two speed settings: low and high.
  • Clairsonic recommends that you replace the brush heads every 3-4 months.
  • Other brush heads: Delicate (extra sensitive), Acne, Normal, Deep pore (for oily skin, large pores), Body. They are about $30 separately.
  • Yes, it is waterproof!
  • Directions as per Clairsonic.com: Wet face and brush head, and then apply cleanser. Start at forehead and use brush in circular motions until the timer beeps. Then, move onto nose/chin until the timer beeps. Lastly, move onto cheeks. Total time: 1 minute!

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A little bit about my skin before purchasing the Clairsonic: mild acne scarring, redness in cheeks, occasional breakouts and visible pores.

I have been using the Clairsonic for about one month now, and my skin did not seem to “purge” at all- or minimally if anything. I have a feeling I avoided the purge because:

1. I started using it slowly and gently, only using it every other day with a gentle hand (no extra pressure). I am still only using it every other day on the lowest setting.

2. I used a gentle face cleanser that I was already familiar with. This way, I can tell if the Clairsonic is causing the breakouts or not. If you use a new cleanser as well, it will be hard to tell if the cleanser or the Clairsonic (or both!) are causing your skin to react. 

So far, I have noticed that my skin tone is a lot brighter, my acne scars are fading, and the biggest difference I noticed is that MY PORES ARE ALMOST INVISIBLE! I will keep doing monthly updates for you guys, and add some pictures of my skin as well.

Here is where I purchased it: http://www.sephora.com/mia2-skin-cleansing-system-P296898.

Here is a comparison of the brush heads:  http://www.clarisonic.ca/en/compare-brush-heads/?gclid=CKvfiertyMICFYhbfgodpjsAHA

CHEERS, 

LEENZ