June 7, 2010

Quick Update!

Sorry, I've had exams the last couple of weeks, hence the lack of updates.  More updates will come soon!

April 24, 2010

MAC Haul

Just a small MAC haul today.  And one non-MAC item.  Below is a photo of the things I purchased.

I bought a lipstick - Angel.  It's a frost.  I've heard a lot of good things about it, from what I can see it's a gorgeous baby pink.  It seems quite sheer.  I'll do a review on it after I've used it for a while.

I also bought two lipglosses from the Give Me Liberty of London collection.  As you can see I bought the Frankly Fresh and Perennial High Style Lipglosses.  One's a peach and one's a light coral.  I can't wait to try these out, and the packaging is absolutely gorgeous!

I purchased a nail polish top coat - Seche Vite.  I bought this because I ran out of my Sally Hansen Insta Dri Anti Chip top coat.  Again, I've heard many good things about this nail polish, so I can't wait to try it out!

Also, a pack of 100 sheet MAC wipes.  Never tried these before, again, heard good things about it.  I'll be doing a review on this as well.

Thanks for reading/looking, hope you enjoyed this small haul.

April 21, 2010

Review: Lush's Mask of Magnaminty

This is a review on one of the more popular products from Lush.  Let me preface this by saying that this is a deep cleansing mask, and it's supposed to exfoliate and tone your skin.  It's for people with normal, oily or acne prone skin.

I have dry skin, and I love this mask.  It irritated my skin the first time I used it, but afterwards I think my skin kind of got used to it and it's fine now.

This mask is of quite a thick consistency and can be difficult to spread. So it spreads quite thickly on your face, which I guess is a good thing because I bought the large tub which has a lot of product and it has a shelf life of about 4 months.  My first thoughts?  It smells amazing, like mint chocolate ice cream or something.  That's one of my favourite ice cream flavours so I don't mind it.  If you're sensitive to these smells and you don't particularly like mint, you probably won't like this.

When you put it on your face, it has this... tingly effect, I suppose.  To some it might be irritating, but I welcome it.  It's got such a great cooling effect and feels amazing on my skin.  It actually feels like my skin is being deep cleansed.  I leave this one for about twenty minutes, sometimes longer depending on how thick of a layer I'd slathered on my face. 

The one thing I don't like about this mask is that when it dries, the mask cracks on my face - which is fine.  But the thing is, it starts shedding.  Well, not shedding... but parts do start falling off and it's annoying if I'm just walking around the house and there's green bits everywhere.  I guess the one thing you can do is just stay in your bathroom, shave your legs while doing it or something, haha.  

Anyway, I love this stuff.  It makes my skin feel smooth (the exfoliation from the beans), it cleanses my skin well (prevents me from breakouts - even though I'm not acne prone I still get a zit or two once in a while) and it smells amazing :)  I recommend you getting the smaller tub, just because it's quite difficult to finish a big tub.  If you use a generous amount, maybe two times a week, you should be fine with the big tub.  It's definitely more of a bargain to get the bigger one!  Comment below and let me know what you think of this product.

April 18, 2010

Overview: The Body Shop's Body Butters

I've been a fan of the Body Shop body butters for a while now.  My first pack was a trio from the Christmas collection of mini travel size body butters they come out with in the scents Strawberry, Pink Grapefruit and Satsuma, but I think it's been changed to Wild Cherry or something now.

Anyway.  So here are all the body butters I own.  I'll go through all of these individually soon.  All of them are in the smaller, mini packaging with 1.7oz, except for the Cocoa Butter one, which is significantly larger with 7oz.

This is the cocoa butter scent.  It is suitable for very dry skin, I mainly use this on my legs cos I have horribly dry skin.  On the website, it states that it is also useful for pregnant women to avoid stretch marks.  I'm guessing this contains that shea butter stuff, or whatever it is that makes your stretch marks go away.  It smells absolutely delicious too, like a chocolate-y scent.  A couple of my guy friends actually put this on and couldn't stop smelling it, so it's a good one that's not too strong.

This next one is the Strawberry scented one.  To me, it doesn't really smell like strawberries, it smells like artificial strawberries... which is what most strawberry scented things smell like. It does smell amazing though.  It's got that really sweet, feminine smell to it.  It's quite moisturizing, and is for normal skin.  The smell lingers though, and if you're the type of person who likes that, then you'll love this.

Now this one is the Satsuma one.  As you can see, I haven't used a whole lot of it.  I just, don't really like this scent.  The smell is so strong, and it's not a sweet smell, necessarily.  It just smells, so orangey, I don't like it at all.  I mean, I don't know, I guess I'm fruitist or something, cos I really don't want to walk down the streets smelling like an orange but I'm fine with smelling like strawberries.  Again, it's moisturizing, it's for normal skin just like the strawberry one.  Just not a huge fan of this scent.

The Pink Grapefruit scent is my favourite.  This is actually my second mini tub of it cos' I finished my first one.  It smells absolutely amazing.  It's sweet smelling, but it's got that sort of, citrus bite in it that stops it from smelling overwhelmingly sweet like the strawberry scent.  It's for normal skin, is quite moisturizing.  Definitely my go to scent.  I have to admit that people either love or hate this scent.  So make sure you take a whiff before choosing.

The last scent I own is the Passion Fruit one.  I believe this is discontinued, but I think you can still get the lipbalm.  This is a more toned down sweet smelling scent.  It's not overwhelming at all, and the scent does stay on your body.  I think this is the least strong out of all these scents except maybe the Cocoa Butter one.  Definitely moisturizing, and it's for normal skin.

Overall, I love these body butters.  The scents?  You gotta go to the store and smell them first.  They smell different to other people.  Also, one good thing about the mini ones is that they're great to just, carry in your purse or in your makeup bag.  You never know when you'll need body lotion.  Oh, and it says that it's supposed to keep your skin moisturized for up to 24 hours, but I find that reapplication is needed after several hours (but that's cos I have extremely dry skin, so maybe that's why).

Leave a comment below, let me know what your favourite scent is, or what's your go-to body lotion :)

April 14, 2010

Review: MAC's Mineralized Skinfinish Natural

This is what the packaging of MAC's Mineralized Skin Finishes is like.  It is described as a setting powder for low coverage.  It is slowly baked, hence the dome shape.  This retails at USD26 for 10g or 0.35oz.  One of these will last for quite a while as you only need a bit or it'll look cakey.

So the product itself has quite a soft, silky texture.  It's extremely easy to apply.  It is extremely fragile, as it is baked and not pressed, so if you drop it, you'll get dust.  At least, that's what I hear from other gurus.  I'm in the colour Medium Plus, which was what the SA matched me to.  I think it's a good match, but it's difficult to tell because it blends so well with your own skin.  Also, I've heard that Medium Plus has more yellow-ish undertones, which is good for me because I'm Asian, though I'm quite pale.

I have pretty clear skin except the occasional pimple or two, so I use this as my foundation.  My daily routine just consists of concealer and this MSFN.  The powder acts as a setting powder as well as my foundation, so I really get a lot of use out of it.  It has become one of my must-haves in my makeup bag, and it's my go to product.

The product is dome-shaped, so you won't hit pan that quickly and that the product will be used more evenly.  You know, how we always use something in a pan form but cos we tend to dip our brush into the middle, we hit pan in the middle first, but this one should be a little better.  Of course, I don't know for sure, but I'll edit this once I've hit pan and finished my first MSFN.

I apply this with a kabuki brush, just because I use it as a foundation.  This will probably work best if you're using a large fluffy powder brush as less product is picked up.  Also, be careful not to apply too much of the product because it can lead to cakeyness.  If that happens, what I like to do is just spray my face with a bit of water, and use a sponge to blend.  I find that if I do that, the cakeyness goes away.

I definitely recommend this product, it's extremely blendable, multipurpose and feels so so smooth.  If you have doubts, seeing as it is slightly pricey (but for how long you use it for, the price isn't so bad), as a SA to try it out on you, see if you like it.  The only thing I don't like about this is how it doesn't have a mirror.  That's the only bad thing about this product.  Oh, and one more thing, I have dry and sensitive skin and this hasn't broken me out at all, so that's good news.

April 13, 2010

Review: Too Faced Mood Swing Lip Gloss

This is a review on the lip gloss by Too Faced.  It's an 'emotionally activated lip gloss' so it's supposed to change colours depending on your mood.  I picked this lip gloss up while I was in New York at a Sephora about a year and a half ago (since they didn't have Sephora in HK at the time), and to be honest I've only used it a couple times - definitely less than ten times.

Now, as you can see it comes in a little tube form.  There's actually a ton of product in that little tube, and it'll last you forever.  I think it's slightly difficult to apply and the thing is, a lot of product comes out with the smallest amount of pressure at first.  Also, as you can see from the photo on the right, it also stains the tube itself, which is not a good thing to me.  It was white when I bought it, but after I used it once, that part turned pink.

Here are the swatches of the lip gloss.  In the photo on the left, the one on top has been there for several seconds whereas the swatch on the bottom was applied immediately before this photo.  The photo on the right, is one swipe, with flash, after several seconds of applying the product.

Onto the product itself.  For me, to be honest, I don't like it at all.  It really does not work on me.  However, I am posting a review of this product up here because I've read reviews on makeup alley where people have actually given this product 5 stars.  So it really does differ between people.

The problem I have with this lipgloss is that it turns an extremely hot pink on my lips.  Like I'd put on a fuchsia pink or something on my lips.  Not something I want.  I thought it would gradually build the colour but since my lips are already quite pigmented, this gloss turned my lips a bright, hot pink.  Every time I applied it, it turned out the same colour.  I swear it's heat activated, but an extremely sensitive one.

Also, some people are fans of this and some aren't, but this gloss actually leaves a stain behind on your lips.  Like a deep pink tint on your lips.  So I feel it's quite hard to control the colours of this lipgloss.  I don't like their packaging because you can end up applying too much.  

I will say this though, it isn't sticky at all, and the lipgloss does taste pretty good. So thumbs up for that, but overall.  I wouldn't repurchase.  I don't really want to stain my lips and put a colour on that I don't know what colour it'd be.

Oh one more thing, this is quite pricey for a lipgloss (USD18.50, I believe), so I suggest you go to Sephora to just dab a little on your lips and browse around first, and see if you like it.

April 8, 2010

Lush Haul

So this is just a mini Lush haul. These are the things that I got in a gift exchange with a couple of family friends at a party.

I forgot to take a photo of the hand cream as it was in my purse. So this is just a stock photo from the Lush USA website. It was one of the five things in the Happy Traveller gift set, and it came in a little pump bottle rather than this one. I'll have reviews for these items in the future :)

I also received a slice of the 'Demon in the Dark' soap. It smells so minty, but it can get a little overpowering. It seems like it might be good for exfoliation as well because the top part is uneven.

Back for Breakfast is a limited edition product. It contains different oils and has honey in it, so I can imagine it to be extremely moisturizing. It's a shower gel but apparently you can use it for your hair as well. I can't wait to try it!

Rub Rub Rub is a body scrub. I don't really use body scrubs because I use the beeswax layer from my Honey I Washed The Kids soap as an exfoliator. This smells really refreshing though, not too overpowering. Should I also use a soap with this? I'm not really sure. Comment and let me know!

Happy Hippy is a grapefruit scented shower gel. It is also one of those products you can put in your hair as well as on your body. It also smells, so, so good :D
Last but not least, extra Honey I Washed the Kids soap. If you haven't read my review on this soap, look it up on my blog. It smells absolutely amazing and I can't get enough of it. :) This is just a stock up. The package on the left was from this promotion thing. That's why it's so pretty!
Hope you enjoyed this haul! Reviews of these products will be written once I've used them quite a couple of times and have got a good enough idea of what they feel like. Thanks for reading :)

April 6, 2010

Review: The Body Shop's Nature's Minerals Foundation Brush

This is a review on The Body Shop's foundation brush made especially for their mineral foundation (which I also own). It is a kabuki brush, made from synthetic hairs and retails at about USD26.

I used to use The Body Shop mineral foundation but found that the SA did not match it correctly to my skin at all. She matched me to a 04, which was a bit too dark and yellow and made me look orange if I layered it for more coverage. I've since switched using this brush for my MAC Mineralized Skin Finish Natural.

Anyway, this brush, I feel, is a great brush for powders, or even for the final stages of buffing out your liquid foundation. It's much cheaper than the MAC/other branded brushes, but I think the quality of this brush is definitely up to par.

To be honest, when I saw this brush, I didn't want to try it at all. C'mon, buying brushes, at The Body Shop? Not really something that crossed my mind. Anyway, I was interested in their mineral foundation, and the SA tried the foundation on my face with this brush. It felt really good, haha, so I bought both. It wasn't what I expected for the price.

It is so, so dense. And it picks up just the right amount of product. It feels soft on the skin, not pokey at all. I've put it through several washes and it hasn't shed a bit at all. Just make sure not to dry the brush standing up, or it will cause the glue to loosen up and the hairs to fall out eventually.

Overall? I totally recommend this brush and would definitely repurchase it (I doubt I'll need to though). I know that The Body Shop isn't known for their makeup brushes but this is definitely one of the cheaper, good quality brushes you will find. It doesn't shed at all, it's extremely dense, and it's relatively inexpensive (the MAC 182 kabuki costs USD45!). Good stuff. If you're still skeptical, go to your local The Body Shop and check it out!

Oh yeah, one thing.  I found this brush was quite difficult to dry.  Maybe it's just the way I wash it.  Anyone else have this problem?   Comment and let me know!

April 4, 2010

Quick Tip: How To Store Your Lush Soaps

A quick guide to storing your lush soaps!

1) Cut your soap into desired sized pieces (I like mine in little blocks)
2) Wrap them up individually in cellophane (the clear plastic stuff)

Now there are a couple ways in terms of where you can store your soaps. First of all, in the closet. Now, you may think... the closet? Really? Yep, really. It actually helps soak up the humidity in the air. This is extremely useful since I live in Hong Kong and the humidity here is like, crazy. But anyway, soaps have the power to just soak up the liquids in the air and I use those instead of moth balls, or whatever those thingies you stick in your wardrobe are cold. Another plus? Your clothes smell crazily nice :)

Another place? Just take a tall, clear vase, and make pretty patterns with your different soaps! It's pretty, and it takes up less room by stacking them vertically. Keep in mind that it might be difficult to take the ones at the bottom up if you have a large collection of them.

If you're the type of person who likes to buy several different soaps, and switch up after every shower, then buy a couple of those little re-usable plastic boxes. You know, the plastic boxes you use to store your leftovers in the fridge? Those work well because then all the smells are kept within their container and you can just take whichever one you want in the bathroom.

Also, adding on to the vase idea, you could store them in a bowl if you have the space. Just lay them out so you can see which ones you have, you know? That way, you can see which ones you have and plan which ones you're going to use next. This isn't just for soaps, you can do this with bath bombs, bath melts, all that fun stuff.

Good luck :) Hope this helped you out!

April 3, 2010

Review: Benefit's Ooh La Lift

I was on my way back to Hong Kong from a short trip to Malaysia when I bought this product from the Duty Free store. This retails at USD22, which is pretty pricey for an under-eye brightener but it is a high end product, which is reason enough for the quality and price of this product.

Anyway, in case you didn't know already, this is Benefit's Ooh La Lift, and it is an "instant under-eye brightening boost". There are raspberry extracts and light reflecting particles in it. Now most people misunderstand this product as a concealer. It is definitely not a concealer. It is simply an under-eye brightener that's a quick pick me up, you know? Just to give you a I-slept-more-than-three-hours look.

It is, under no circumstances, to replace your concealer though, this will just give you a more wide awake look, and it will instantly brighten up your eyes. This colour is quite pale, but it is supposed to be universally flattering. I guess that's to each his/her own, because I think that this is just light enough for my skin, but I have pretty light skin as I use a NW20 from MAC for concealers.

Pros? It blends extremely smoothly and well, it feels slightly tingly, which to me is a good thing cos' then it feels like it's doing something, you know? It definitely brightens up the under-eye area and makes me dark circles less noticeable. Also, one of these will last you forever. There is so much product in one of those little tubes and you really don't need that much.

Obviously, there are also cons. The directions that come with the box says that you only need three dots and that's definitely not the case. You need to do a good swipe under your eye and a dot on your eyelid as well as the inner corner of the eye to brighten up that area. I don't think this is a universally flattering colour. If you have dark skin, this might not work well on you as it is an extremely pale pink colour.

Overall, it is an okay product, but I wouldn't repurchase. I'm good with my MAC concealer for under-eye circles as it is much more natural and definitely conceals better. This is a good eye brightener for those who don't like concealers/feel concealers are too cakey. This will not be cakey at all, and it doesn't crease. So, kudos to that.

April 2, 2010

Review: Lush's Rock Star Soap

I went on a tiny lush splurge the other day, well, a splurge because I bought it in Hong Kong and it's almost twice as expensive as it is in the UK. Anyway, I ended up purchasing a tiny piece of the Rock Star Soap (just over 100g, I believe). I cut it up into thin slices, ready for use.

I've heard a lot of great things about the this soap, especially how it smells and stuff. On the lush site, it's described as "sweet vanilla and strawberry". To me, it just smells really girly and feminine. I do like it, but not as much as my 'Honey I Washed the Kids' soap. Sometimes, I feel the smell can be overbearing and if I'm having an off day, it sometime smell like cough medicine, you know, the cherry kind.

I mean, overall, it does smell really good, and it makes my clothes smell good, hehe. I'll write a new blog post about how to store lush soaps and all, eh? It's easier than leaving it all in the bathroom. But that's another story. I find that it lathers extremely well, it's even better than my 'Honey I Washed the Kids' soap. But that's another disad, it just means the soap will disintegrate faster, so make sure you cut small pieces to stick in your shower, or it'll all just disappear and you've wasted your money. It disintegrates fast because the rock star soap, in my opinion, is actually a little more watery than the honey soap, there's more moisture so it's softer and easier to lather. Smell is great, colour is awesome (it is pink, after all!), lathers well. All in all, a great product from Lush.

Review/Swatch: MAC's Viva Glam V Lipstick

Hey all! I've been looking for a neutral pink lipstick that had shimmer in it, and I think I've found my HG. I've always been a lipgloss kinda girl and never really considered lipstick because they seem to be drying (especially for those of us who already have dry skin) and they tend not to have that glossy effect.

Well, the MAC Viva Glam V lipstick goes on like a gloss and but doesn't have that stickiness. Of course, it isn't as glossy as a normal lipgloss would be, but it has the shimmer, which is a plus in my book.  This is because it's a lustre.

Below is a photo of the lipstick. It is extremely true to colour in the photo.
Below are a couple of photos of swatches I did on my hand. I'm a NW20 in concealer, for reference. I'm not matched to a MAC foundation as I have never tried any of them, cos I always think they're going to break me out. I'll edit this if I do decide to try it.

This first image is a photo of the swatches with flash. The swipe on top is layered, and the one on the bottom is only one swipe of the product. As you can see, the colour is extremely buildable. The coverage is sheer at first, as shown in the bottom swipe of the first image. This colour may not show up on your lips if you have pigmented lips with just one swipe, it'll just give you a glossy tint. However, you can layer it on, but it may look a little bit more bronzey cos' there are actually golden shimmers in it. Well, from what I can see, it does.

Without flash:
Overall, I think this lipstick would be suitable for all skintones, and would compliment any makeup look as it is so neutral and sheer. It is moisturizing, which is a definite plus for a lipstick, and gives that slight shimmer. It is a great everyday lipstick. However, I do find that the shimmer transfers and may stay after the lipstick has worn off. This doesn't wear that long, several hours at most. So reapplication is a must, but I'm fine with that.

Please click here for a short video on the Viva Glam V.

March 20, 2010

Quick Tip: How To Keep Eyeliner Lasting Longer

If you want your eyeliner to stay on for longer, just set it with a matte black shadow! It's the same theory as setting your liquid foundation. It prevents the eyeliner from moving around and will last much longer. It is okay to set your waterline as long as you tap off the excess and place the powder extremely carefully on your waterline. To make it stay even longer? Place your concealer on your lid as a primer if you don't already do so! Again, same theory as primer for shadows, just a stickier base for the liner to stick to.

Review: Clarins Cleansing Milk with Alpine Herbs

I've been using this cleanser for about a year or so now, and it's been great for my skin. I have extremely dry and sensitive skin and this has not broken me out at all. In fact, it actually moisturizes my skin more than anything.

Okay, first of all, the look and packaging. The bottle itself is a tall, oval bottle with a white cap. The product itself is a light pale green. At the top where the product comes out, there is a small hole which stops any product from leaking out unless you squeeze the bottle, in which case the product comes out quite easily. So, gold star for that! :)

Now, onto the smell. When I first started using this cleanser, it smelt a little weird to me, just because I wasn't used to the herbs in the cleanser. It may smell really strange to you if you have a really sensitive nose, but otherwise, it's quite easy to get used to and now I quite like the smell.

What I do is that I take the bottle and squeeze about a dime-sized amount on my fingertips. I dab it on my cheeks, forehead and chin and then rub in circular motions gently. I feel that this cleanser does its job well. After usage, my skin feels extremely clean, not stripped of moisture, and it removes most of my makeup. I do find that I need to use a makeup remover after if there is any makeup leftover on my face leaving me with raccoon eyes D:

It retails at USD29.50 for 7oz or 200ml, so it's quite pricey for a cleanser. However, if you do have extremely dry and sensitive skin like me, then you'll understand that it's quite difficult to buy something which is good for you and doesn't cause an allergic reaction. Well, I guess it isn't that difficult, but it's just that I prefer using more high-end products for my skincare than makeup. A bottle of this baby last quite a while, so I think that it is worth the money.

March 16, 2010

Review: MAC's Technakohl Liner

I bought this eyeliner on a whim. I needed a pencil liner that I could use on my waterline and I'd heard from a couple of friends that the MAC one is one of the better ones to use. So I got it, since I didn't have any and I only had liquid eyeliner.

I really do like this product, just because it is one of those automatic pencil liners. It isn't an eyeliner that you have to sharpen constantly. Of course, this just means that the end won't be that sharp all the time but that's fine with me, to be honest... I mean, I can always work the pencil until it goes to a slightly pointed edge.

What I've found is that this eyeliner does go on extremely smoothly, but that's because it's a kohl liner. It's meant to be soft. This also meant that it goes on my waterline well, but it also gets off well... I mean, it stayed for a bit, but if I happened to tightline that day it would slip off after a couple hours in need of reapplication.

The good thing is, when applied to your upper lash line, it does stay put for a long time. However, it does slip a bit to your outer v area, where your upper and lower water line meet. It kind of goes into that little crease and a bit below it as well after a couple hours of wear, or if you have teary eyes.

For me, because on most days, I tend to just wear eyeliner, or even no make up, it's pretty easy for me to remove. I just use a cotton pad, soak it up with my makeup remover and place it over my eye for a couple of seconds before moving the cotton pad gently back and forth to get rid of the product. I've found that it works well to use a q-tip, just to get in between your lashes or on your waterline just because you don't want any of that makeup remover to get into your eyes to cause blurriness/stinging.

Overall, I do like this eyeliner, the staying power just isn't that good in my book. But you could always set it with a powder, just be careful of fallouts and please be extremely careful when you place the powder on your waterline, as it could get into your eye and cause damage.

For a short video on this, please click here.

Review: Lush's Honey I Washed the Kids Soap

Hey all! I purchased the Honey I Washed the Kids soap about a month ago because I'd seen all the great reviews on it. You know, the typical 'great smelling', 'caramel-y smelling' reviews? Well, I finally succumbed and bought it.

Now, I had huge expectations for this soap just because everyone has been raving about it. So, I went to the store, took a whiff, and HOLY BAJEEZUS. It smelt absolutely amazing! I went ahead and bought about 400g of this, which is quite a lot considering I live in Hong Kong and this costed me about 200hkd. This is around the equivalent of about 25usd? So, it was quite expensive.

Anyway, I got the woman who was working at the particular lush store I bought the soap at to cut the soap up into roughly four equal pieces. I had cut it so that two pieces had the gorgeous honeycomb pattern on top and two pieces were just the plain pale yellow soap. So I hopped into the shower with this soap, sniffing it along the way just because it smelt that good. It is extremely difficult to describe the smell. It's sort of an extremely sweet, caramel/toffee, but also honey smell, I guess. Haha, well that did a great job...

Back to the shower, so I went into my shower and after I'd used my shampoo and had put in my conditioner I took the soap and ran it under the hot water for a second or two. This was just so you know, I didn't have to put dry soap on my skin and make it, like, skid on my skin if you know what I mean. Anyway, so I ran it under the water, and put it on my skin and started sort of, rubbing up and down and to my surprise, it made bubbles! :D Of course, they weren't like huge, bubble bath sort of bubbles... they were more like tiny little bubbles that you get when a soap lathers really well. I expected it to be more creamy and that it'd be difficult to lather, but this wasn't the case obviously.

Moving on, I found this soap to be slightly drying. Don't get me wrong, my skin felt clean after I'd used it, but it wasn't moisturizing for me at all. Overall, I love this soap just because of the smell and because of how it acts like a soap, but moisturizing? Not so much. I use a moisturizer anyhow so it didn't really make a change in my routine.

Comment below to let me know what you think about this soap!

Oh yeah and check out the review video here.