Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration Weightless Face SPF

When I used to think of Hawaiian Tropic brand, I would think of products to help get you tan or after care products.  My mom would always use them and remember using the products in my teens as well.  So its nice to finally think of them as a brand that also has product to protect you from the sun.

Last year  I tried their Silk Hydration body SPF & this month I was able to try their NEW Silk Hydration weightless face SPF.

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One of the things I love about Hawaiian Tropic is the scent. It doesn’t smell like sunscreen , it has a nice tropical scent that isn’t overpowering. The scent just puts me in a good mood. I hate smelling like sunscreen.

The bottle is small,  so its easy to throw in a purse or beach bag.  The pump makes it easy to get the perfect amount of lotion. Also less likely to have it leak in your bag.

I wish I received this before my extended vacation in Florida. It would have been perfect. The weather this week here in CT, was nice and we even had some hot weather ( almost in the 90’s)  I headed to the beach and put this SPF to the test.

Pros:

  • Easy to apply
  • smells great
  • Left skin soft & moisturized
  • Didn’t leave skin feel tight after drying/ applying
  • Light weight

Cons:

  • left my skin looking a greasy

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I was a little sad that it left my skin looking greasy because I didn’t have that issue with the Silk Hydration body SPF. I’ll still continue to use this when I go to the beach or maybe do any outdoor activities but it’s not an SPF I would wear daily.

What are your favorite Hawaiian Tropic products? or What is your favorite face SPF?

 

I received this product for free from Crowdtap for review purposes. All opinions are my own.

Revlon Colorstay brow , liner, & mascara review

Hello. I’m Carra and I’m a beauty addict! lol I love trying out new make up & beauty products. When I had the chance to try some newer products from Revlon, I was very excited.  Crowdtap sent me 5 products to try.  A brow pencil, brow crayon, mascara, eye shadow, & eyeliner.

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Super-length mascara #101 Blackest black

Makes lashes look lush & full. I really liked this mascara. I don’t know why I never really thought about trying Revlon mascara but I’ve been missing out. It made my lashes more lush and long. It enhanced them in a natural way but still gave my lashes some oomph.

Colorstay Creme Eye Shadow #730

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This shadow is a cream that goes on smoothly and stays on . Its creamy and buttery and feels great on.  It’s also waterproof.  It has a built in brush which is a nice touch & comes in handy. I received the color praline which is a great neutral shade. It has a nice shimmer to it. I’ve actually been using my finger and in one swipe , my eyes look great. Its neutral but adds a little something to my look. I love it because I can wear it daily since its so easy to apply.  You can wear it alone , to your brow bone, use in the center of your eye to give dimension with other colors.

 

Colorstay Brown Pencil  dark brown #220

Revlon Colorstay Brow Pencil

This pencil is waterproof, has an angled tip point, & on the other side has a blending brush on the other side. It helps define brows.  It wears up to 24 hours. I like this pencil because the angled tip gives small lines which look like hair so you can’t tell you filled in your brows. I also like the brush on the other end to help blend . It also stays put and doesn’t smudge. I only did a little but toward my arch / end of brow where my brows get a little sparse.

Colorstay 2 in 1 angled kajal eyeliner #101 Onyx

Revlon 2-in-1 eyeliner onyx

This liner has an angled tip with a angled brush on the other side to help achieve a smokey eye look with one pencil.  This is perfect for a makeup bag when you take it on the go since its a 2 in 1. I like this eyeliner because its pigmented and easy to blend which makes doing a smokey eye simple.

ColorStay brow crayon dark brown #315

Revlon Brow Crayon

I realized crayon makeup are becoming more popular. I like them because I feel like I have more control when using them  This brow crayon has a wax to powder finish which is buildable & blendable . Its also waterproof . It wears up to 24 hours.

I liked all of these products. The mascara was my favorite. I even did a photoshoot and wore it because it made my lashes so pretty. ( I also used the brow pencil) Next up was the creme shadow. I love that its so simple to apply , I sometimes don’t have time to do eye shadow so now if I wanted to add a little more something to my look I just swipe some on my lid and im done.

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I didn’t get too much use out of the other products. The eyeliner is going to perfect for when I go out and want to do a smokey look. The brow crayon didn’t do too much for me. I did use the pencil and really like that it looked natural and was easy to blend. It also wasn’t to dark.

Have you tried any of these products? Which do you want to try? DO you have a favorite Revlon product?

I received these products for free from Crowdtap for being part of the Revlon Crowd. All opinions are my own.

Mrs. Meyers Clean Day Honeysuckle body wash review

MrsMeyersBodywashSpring has sprung… only if the weather was a little more cooperative here in the CT. I need some sunshine and warmth!

Crowdtap sent me a bottle of Mrs. Meyers Clean Day Honeysuckle body wash to try. I love honeysuckle. I remember when I was younger they grew outside our apartment and would eat nectar.  In my 20’s I moved to an apartment and the fence in the backyard was covered. I loved after it rained and the honeysuckle scent was in the air mixed with the rain. I would go on my porch on the 3rd floor and just breathe it in.

A little about this body wash:

  • Softens with Aloe Vera Gel, and a unique blend of essential oils.  A few other ingredients include flaxseed oil ( to soothe skin), chamomile extract, olive oil( provides vitamin E, moisturization) , glycerin ( attract moisture & softens skin)
  • Made with plant-derived ingredients
  • Free of animal-derived ingredients and not tested on animals.
  • Free of parabens, phthalates, triclosan, artifical colors, formaldehyde.

Other scents:  Basil, Lavender, & Lemon Verbena

Retails $7.99 . You can find it at Target or head to Mrs. Meyers website to find a store near you

Not only is this a body wash but you can also use it to wash your hands and the formula is gentle enough to wash delicate clothing. I haven’t used it these ways yet but will try them out.

I really loved the scent, it wasn’t overpowering.  The scent brought me back to my old apartment and smelling the honeysuckle after a rain storm.  I  just kept wanting to smell it.  I also liked that it didn’t leave my skin feeling dry and I felt clean afterwards.

Have you tried Mrs. Meyers body wash before? Do you have another favorite Mrs. Meyers product?

I received this product for free from Crowdtap for review purposes. All opinions are my own.

Hill’s Science Healthy Cuisine cat food Review

My cats are always excited when they get something in the mail.

One they get a box to play in for a bit and then the actual product they get to play with or eat. This time around they got Hill’s Science Healthy Cuisine wet food.

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I brought Gizmo & D-O-G together and told them the flavors of wet cat food that Crowdtap & Hill’s sent them to try.

  • Seared Tuna & Carrot Medley
  • Roasted Chicken & Rice Medley
  • Poached Salmon & Spinach Medley

Gizmo licked his lips & D-O-G listened carefully.

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Healthy cuisines combines delicious flavors in a mouthwatering sauce. They have a perfect balance of taste & nutrition. There is no artificial flavors or preservatives & a great source of protein. They have good chunks & morsels and then mixed in a sauce. Its perfect for my my cats because they love sauce and prefer chunks/ morsels that they can chew.

When you read the ingredient list you can see why your cat will love this food. Real ingredients like : Chicken broth, tuna, pork liver, carrots, chicken, spinach, rice. Nope I’m not listing a recipe for me.

You can even see ,it looks kind tasty. If I put that over rice and said it was a stew … you probably would think it was.

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Gizmo & D-O-G loved all the flavors. They licked their bowls clean & took a nap.

They both give 2 paws up 🙂

 

I received this product complimentary from Crowdtap for review purposes. All opinions are my own.

 

 

Fun in the Sun with Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration

The sun is shining , the weather is hot & I’m heading to the beach! Besides a bikini sun protection is on top of my list. Who wants to get burnt and the risks of premature aging or cancer. Sunscreen is essential!!

When I was 14, I moved to FL. Being a teenager excited to be in the Sunshine state , I wanted my pale New England skin to be tan . I didn’t put any sunscreen on. Not only did I get burned badly but got sun poisoning. It hurt so bad to wear a shirt & felt horrible, wind even hurt my skin. Ever since then I make sure to apply sunscreen. Remember sun rays are out even during gloomy days.

I’ve been using Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration lotion sunscreen with SPF 30 to keep me protected from UVA/UVB rays.

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  • UVA rays: These rays penetrate deep into the thickest layer of skin, the dermis. When your skin isn’t protected exposure can lead to premature skin aging & wrinkling.
  • UVB rays:  This burns the skin & play a key role in skin cancer.

Remember to apply 15 minutes before you leave the house into the sun so it has time to absorb into the skin.

You need to reapply every 80 minutes of swimming or sweating.  ( or reapply every 1.5 hours to 2 hours otherwise)

You should limit the sun 10am- 2pm that is when rays are the strongest.

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I was impressed with this sunscreen. Like all Hawaiian Tropic products, it smells great. It doesn’t have that sunscreen scent . It has papaya, mango, and other fruit extracts.

It felt lovely on my skin. It didn’t make my skin feel sticky, dry, greasy, or tight.  It was light, breathable , & weightless which left my skin really soft.

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This sunscreen has jumped to the top of my list because of how it doesn’t smell or feel like a sunscreen. It’s more of a lotion for the sun. The only thing I did notice is that it left marks on my white towel. The sunscreen has these orange ribbons throughout the sunscreen. I will have to pay attention next time I head to the beach and see if it was this sunscreen. So just be careful with white & light colored stuff.

Overall I am very happy & will purchase this in the future, which should be soon because I used half the bottle already.

 

  • I received this product for free for review purposes. All opinions are my own.

 

 

 

Pamper your skin with Aveeno #AveenoAdvocate

Aveeno Active Naturals Ultra- Calming makeup removing wipes

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Retail around $5.99

Gently soothes & cleanses, removing makeup & dirt. It contains the ingredients feverfew, which is related to Chamomile. Great for sensitive skin & helps rebalance your skin.

*Feverfew extract has anti-irritant benefits and has been shown in preclinical testing to effectively deliver a broad range of antioxidant and calming benefits compared to over 2,000 other natural ingredients.

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I have used these in the past but not in a while. I forgot how soft and smooth they leave you skin. My skin felt moisturized and not dry like some makeup wipes. They are gentle and are great at cleaning your face & taking off your makeup. They have a  nice thickness to them & the scent is pleasant.

 

Aveeno Active Naturals Ultra-calming nourishing night cream

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Retail around $14.99

I was excited to try this night cream since I’m a fan of their daily moisturizer. The nourishing cream is fragrance free which is something I look for , especially in products I use before going to bed. It helps replenish the skin’s protective barrier overnight. It has oat flour & feverfew extract to help reduce irritation. It has a nice consistency, absorbs nicely, leaving skin smooth & soft. I woke up in the morning and my face was supple, looked healthy & radiant. I really enjoyed using this , though I am not a fan of the jar packaging.

 

Both products are oil-free, noncomedogenic, dermatologist tested

Good for daily use

Good for people with sensitive skin

 

I received this product complimentary from Aveeno & Crowdtap for review purposes. All opinions are my own.

Find you blend with *NEW* Garnier Fructis Whole Blends

Whole Blends promises to provide hair care that really cares.

They have crafted a signature blend of select ingredients combined with sensorial fragrances chosen to care for hair. These select ingredients & unique fragrances are blended into each or out nurturing & gentle formulas which help restore the health & natural beauty of hair with every use.

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Good for your hair and the world we live in:

  • Paraben-free formulas, gentle for everyday use
  • This product is enriched with select ingredients that give back: our Argan, Coconut Oil and Cocoa Butter ingredients are purchased fairly and sustainably to support local farmers & communities
  • Made of recyclable PET plastic with 30% Post-Consumer Recycled waste
  • Produced in a facility committed to sustainability, reducing its waste and water consumption per unit by approximately 58% and 47% respectively, since 2005
  • Partnered with TerraCycle to keep beauty products out of landfills

Find out more on their website

 

6 different blends  based on your hair needs:

Coconut Oil & Cocoa Butter: good for dry, frizzy, unmanageable hair

Garnier Whole Blends Coconut Oil & Cocoa Butter

A velvety formula, blooms with an exotic fragrance of coconut oil & cocoa butter, bringing to life our wholesome care that nourishes hair and tames frizz & flyaways

(my favorite)

When I opened the packet I could smell the coconut , it immediately brought me back to lounging at the beach. The smell of coconut, the warm sun on my skin, and the crash of waves on the shoreline. It lathered up nicely & was easy to rinse out. It didn’t strip the natural oils from my hair/scalp leaving it dry. My hair felt smooth. I let my hair air dry and my wavy hair was;  soft, manageable, smooth. It tamed my thick, wavy hair & reduced frizz which I liked. My waves were a little more defined & smooth. I really enjoyed this one the best , I think it is best for my hair. I enjoyed smelling a light scent of coconut throughout the day.

 

Honey Treasures: good for damage hair

Garnier Whole Blends Honey Treasures

A  creamy, lush formula, blooms with a delicious fragrance of royal jelly, honey & propolis, bringing to life their wholesome care that strengthens hair and helps prevent split ends & breakage.

Nice relaxing scent of honey lathered up nicely. My hair was left smooth & soft. Cleaned my hair without striping oils. Left hair looking healthy.

 

 

Coconut Water & Vanilla Milk: good for de-hydrated hair

Garnier Whole Blends Cocony Milk & Vanilla Milk

A moisturizing yet refreshingly lightweight formula blooms with a tropical fragrance of Indian coconut water & Madagascan vanilla milk, bringing to life our wholesome care that quenches and softens de-hydrated hair.

This one , like the other coconut shampoo & conditioner brought me back to the beach. It left my hair soft & smooth. Though it didn’t clean my hair as well as the other one. My scalp looked a little oily not sure why. Perhaps because I don’t have dry hair.

 

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Green Apple & Green Tea: good for normal hair

An invigorating formula, blooms with a fresh, crisp fragrance of green apple & green tea, bringing to life our wholesome care that revitalizes hair and boosts shine.

 

Avocado Oil & Shea Butter : good for very dry hair

A creamy, moisturizing formula blooms with a comforting fragrance of avocado oil and shea butter, bringing to life our wholesome care that rejuvenates dried out hair.

 

Argan Oil & Cranberry : good for color treated hair

A color-protecting formula, blooms with a vibrant fragrance of argan oil and cranberry, bringing to life our wholesome care that protects color & enhances radiance.
Not only do they have shampoo & conditioner for the Whole Blends line but also leave in conditioners, hair masks, smoothing oil, refreshing spray to keep an eye out for those as well.

 

Look for them on a shelf near you ( P.S- look for a coupon in the April inserts) 🙂 I really like how there are 6 different types to choose from depending on your hair. The three I tried, all smelled wonderful while leaving my hair healthy & clean.  Now I might have to try out one of their hair treatments to see how those work.

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I received samples of Garnier Whole Blends from Crowdtap for free by being part of the #GarnierCrowd to review. All opinions are my own.