Product Reviews

Product Reviews

Chella Brow Color Kit

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We’re all aware of the latest brow obsession, right? A large amount of us are going to the extreme to get the “perfect” brows. However, all the tinting and major arch work involved in this process can leave our brows looking unnatural, which is why I have always been a bit skeptical to try any of these new products. Well, some time passed, I became very curious, and I eventually caved when one of my girlfriends recommend that I should try out the Chella Brow Color Kit.

The Chella Brow Color Kit contains only five items: a brow color pencil of your choice, a highlighter pencil, brow defining gel, a dual size sharpener, and a step-by-step brow shaping guide. I was a bit hesitant the first time I used these products because I had never even held any of them in my hands before. I quickly looked through the easy-to-follow directions. I applied the brow gel across my brows, used the color pencil to outline, define and fill them in, used my fingertip to smudge in the color for a more natural look, applied the highlighter directly below my brows and blended it in with my finger. Three minutes later my brows looked perfect. Not only that, they also looked fuller, more defined, and cleaner, and the best part was that my brows looked completely natural. Score! This kit works great to define already cleaned brows, but it also works even better in making brows that are growing out appear cleaned and shaped. Let’s just say that if you can’t make it to the salon for a week or two, this kit will definitely come in handy — trust me, I know.

The Chella Brow Color kit is available in six rich colors: Tantalizing Taupe, Luscious Light Brown, Awesome Auburn, Beautiful Blonde, Dazzling Light Brown, and Elegant Ebony. One of the perks in having a variety of colors to choose from means not only can you purchase them for yourself, but you can purchase them for friends and family too. With that being said, Christmas is just around corner, and I have already stocked up on a few of these kits because they make perfect gifts. You can find the Brow Color Kit on their website, along with other brow grooming products.
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Chella Brow Color Kit: Featured photo courtesy of Chella. 

Prairie Organic Spirits

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It’s that time of the year again, and what’s a party without some festive holiday beverages? Allow me to introduce you to Prairie Organic Spirits, a certified organic spirits company whose beverages are made from organically-grown corn on prairie farms in the Midwest. What makes Prairie Spirits special is that the corn is grown by three family farms in Minnesota: John Sather and his family own Sather Organic Farms; Marvin Boike, his son, and his son-in-law own Little Big Man Organic Farms; and Jonathan and Carolyn Olson own Olson Organics.

I received a bottle of Prairie Organic Gin, Prairie Organic Vodka, and Prairie Organic Cucumber-flavored Vodka. I’m not much of a hard alcohol drinker, so I really like how smooth all of the drinks tasted. The Prairie Organic Cucumber-flavored Vodka was my favorite because I liked the refreshing and crisp taste of the cucumber. I made it into a festive cranberry mojito and thought it went well with the fresh cranberries and mint leaves. I used the Prairie Organic Vodka for a classic screwdriver and the Prairie Organic Gin for a gin and tonic. Prairie Organic Spirits make a great gift this holiday season, and if anyone asks what the company is about, just tell them that their name says it all. To learn more, check out prairievodka.com. And remember: drink responsibly!

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Reset Yourself Beauty

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“All natural” is the new black. Everywhere you look, companies are altering the ingredients of their products to fit the organic mold. Whether it’s food, health or beauty, everyone is looking for natural products to help them look and feel their best. Founders at Reset Yourself Beauty are no exception to the rule.
They’ve concocted a laundry list of unique and pure products that help accentuate your “beauty from within.”
Recent studies show that the aluminum found in most brand-name deodorants is linked to cancer. WebMD explains that these chemicals in antiperspirants are not only absorbed into the skin, but they also prevent harmful toxins from exiting the body. With this is mind, consumers are turning towards aluminum-free products. Personally, I haven’t had any luck finding one that I actually liked. That is, until I tried Reset Yourself’s non-toxic pure deodorant. It’s a safe-formula that contains no aluminum, parabens or phthalates. On a much simpler note, it smells incredible. The coco-pineapple fragrance is fresh, beautiful and most importantly, long lasting. I’ve been using clinical strength deodorant varieties for years, and they truly don’t last as long as this deodorant does—both in wear and supply. What’s interesting is that it’s not formulated as an antiperspirant. On the contrary, it is designed to not clog pores the way common deodorants do. After using it for several weeks, I can attest to the fact that its label does not falsely advertise; it’ll leave you with “peace of mind, even on a hot or hectic day.” I can’t imagine going back to another brand after trying one that’s both natural and gets the job done.
Another fabulous Reset Yourself product is the Pure Vit C serum, which is 30 mL of all natural goodness! After just a few days of regular use, I noticed some lightening on hyperpigmented areas of my face as well as an overall brightness to my skin that definitely wasn’t there before. Truthfully, I was a little skeptical about using an oil-like formula on my skin since it tends to be oily as it is, but the texture is incredibly light and gets absorbed quicker than I expected it to. Because it’s free of parabens, petro chemicals and artificial fragrances, I feel even more comfortable using the product on a daily basis. I know I’m being protected from the harsh damage to my skin that naturally comes with the environment—not to mention makeup. The vitamin C concentrate is meant to stimulate collagen production and improve the skin’s elasticity with its antioxidants. While I can’t be sure of what’s going on underneath my skin, I can put my faith in the fact that my skin looks and feels a million times better. Reset Yourself Beauty products are not animal tested and are gluten free. Add that to the growing list of reasons why their brand is so desirable. Their products are truly natural and they produce results. What more could a girl (or guy) ask for?
To check out more of Reset Yourself’s products, check out their website.
Photos and feature image courtesy of Reset Yourself

Chic Buds and the Ian Somerhalder Foundation

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For girls who love their gadgets—and let’s face it, who doesn’t—Chic Buds is the place to go for all of your adorable high-tech accessories. Offering everything from phone cases to keyboard covers, and from speakers to their signature headphones (a Cliché personal favorite), Chic Buds has become the leader in women’s fashion audio products. Every item comes in a large variety of styles, colors and patterns to fit your unique personality. With New Orleans being one of my favorite places on earth, I am obsessed with the Sienna “Luv Buds” which feature a beautiful Fleur-de-lis print all over the pops of pink and navy. Can you say “super cute?” Aside from being completely on trend, all of their buds boast a tangle-free flat cord and a smaller design for female ears. Chic Buds’s philosophy is simple: we ladies need to be both functional and fashionable. With that in mind, they continue to produce beautiful gadget accessories that “inspire and encourage women around the world to work hard, follow their dreams and keep their own personal sense of style.” We can totally get behind that motto.

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For the month of October, Chic Buds is doing something extra special. They’ve chosen the Ian Somerhalder Foundation as their 2014 Fave Foundation Award Honoree—that’s right, the Ian Somerhalder, the guy who plays in “Lost” and “The Vampire Diaries,” is both attractive and philanthropic! The partnership hopes to bring awareness to the organization’s great cause. To help positively impact the planet and all of its living creatures, Chic Buds is donating 20% of its October profits to Somerhalder’s organization. In addition, all orders will include an exclusive audio recording from the dashing star. What woman in the world wouldn’t want that? So log on during the month of October, pick out your favorite fashionable accessory and help out an incredible cause before it’s too late!

For more information about the Ian Somerhalder Foundation, please visit their website at www.isfoundation.com, and don’t forget to order your very own unique accessories today at www.chicbuds.com.

Chic Buds and the Ian Somerhalder Foundation: Post and feature images courtesy of Chic Buds

Philosophy Wine Review

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Natural and healthy products are the latest trends in social media. From instagramming our healthy meals and snacks to posting workout videos and results, this fad has positive results for its large following. To build on this, eco-friendly lifestyle expert Danny Seo joined forces with Votto Vines Importing to create his organic line of Danny Seo Philosophy Wines. We were very excited to try Seo’s line, so check out what we had to say in this Philosophy Wine Review! 

Seo, who is also the Editor-in-Chief of his own magazine, Naturally, Danny Seo, clearly has an eye for “going green” with his 2012 Sauvignon Blanc and 2011 Zinfandel from organic vineyards in Mendocino County. We received samples of both wines and not only did we feel better about drinking organic wine since the word triggers the connotation of healthy, we also enjoyed the refreshing taste and how well they paired with our meals. The hints of fruit in the crisp Sauvignon Blanc went well with grilled salmon and broccoli, while the complex Zinfandel complimented the pepperoni and mushroom pizza.

Philosophy Wines obviously have their own philosophy—“Great wine comes from organic grapes.” Try a bottle of Philosophy, or gift one to a friend! A bottle of Philosophy Wine retails at $19.99. To learn more about Philosophy Wine, go to Philosophywine.com.

Catwalk by TIGI Fall Launch

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TIGI has made its mark on both the beauty industry and our locks by creating some seriously good hair days. Well, more like gorgeous hair days when it comes to their fabulous products. We’re all up for some more days like those with the fall launch of Catwalk by TIGI, a new collection of multi-tasking products that are made to create a salon-worthy blow dry all with your own hands. Can you say thank you? We sure can!

These colder months have us finding all the more reason to stay inside as much as possible; no running out to the salons as usual for us! With the help of these perfect blow dry creating products, including the Bodifying Spray for Impeccable Volume, Harista Split End Perfector, and Camera Ready Shine Finish, there is now a salon right in our own homes.
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The Bodifying Spray for Impeccable Volume is made to achieve that extra oomph we all love having in our hair. Just prep your hair with this product by spraying it when it is damp, and then style with a brush hair dryer to how you desire. This will help create a voluptuous beginning to your hair becoming bigger and better. After trying out this product firsthand, I can vouch that your locks are not only fuller and more luxurious, but soft at every touch. Va-va-voom much?

Just because it’s October doesn’t mean we want our hair mimicking any type of scarecrow. We’ll leave that for Halloween! The Harista Split End Perfector lets your hair look healthier than ever after applying it to dry tips when your hair is damp. Say goodbye to split ends with this product! The split end mending technology in this bottle repairs up to 80% of split ends while keeping more from being born. Magic, much? Hair magic, more like.

For the finishing touch, there is the Camera Ready Shine Finish that creates a commercial worthy touch, shine and all. All you need is a spritz of it when your hair is dried or in the process of drying. With a brush, you’ll be protected from any frizz that could possibly show up in any weather. It’s a definite must-have for that flawless look. Are you ready for your close-up?

To get your hands on your very own Catwalk products, visit www.catwalkbytigi.com!

Catwalk by TIGI Fall Launch: Photos courtesy of TIGI
Featured image by Jonathan Simkhai

FabFitFun Fall VIP Box

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It’s no secret that we at Cliché love FabFitFun’s seasonal VIP boxes. From the best beauty products to the trendiest lifestyle pieces, there’s something for every woman to love! This season, FabFitFun has teamed up with elite brands like Dermalogica and Jessica Steele to bring you the ultimate fall box, just in time for the holiday season.

For the price of only $49.99 (the whole box is valued at well over $200), you’ll receive 11 beauty and lifestyle items handpicked by the FabFitFun team, plus various coupons and gift cards. Interested in learning more? From the stash, we’ve narrowed down the supply to our Top 5 favs!

LaNatura Travel Size Body Butter, $18

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Now that the weather is turning colder, it’s time to give your skin a little extra TLC. Cue LaNatura’s line of Pure Vegan Body Butters. Packed with natural nutrients and free of harmful parabens, sulfates, and synthetic fragrances, this creamy formula is meant to heal and soothe skin completely. The plus? This travel size container fits perfectly in your purse for on-the-go application, and comes in either Pomegranate, Matcha Green Tea, and Avocado. Score 20% off your entire purchase when you spend $20 or more at LaNatura.com!

Beauty For Real True Lip Color Cream, $22

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We are big beauty lovers here at Cliché, so we were thrilled to find a True Lip Color Cream gloss in the shade “Always There” by Beauty For Real in our VIP box! This bright red berry shade is perfect for fall (pair it with a beige trench and maroon booties!) and is not only vibrant and creamy smooth, but extra long-lasting. Made with ingredients like capuaca butter and mandarin oils, this gloss is calming and gentle, giving you the perfect pucker. Enjoy the built-in LED light and mirror for easy application.

CHI 44 Iron Guard, $15

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Curling iron lovers, rejoice! If you’re one to use a ton of heat on your hair, then the CHI 44 Iron Guard Thermal Protection Spray is the perfect product for you. This weightless formula is perfect for protecting your strands from those sizzling temperatures, while delivering just the right amount of nourishment to keep your locks sleek and styled. Want to go the extra mile? Polish off your style with their Shine Spray or Styling Cream. Visit farouk.com/chi for their full line of haircare products!

Gramr Gratitude Co. Thank You Card Set, $43

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Following along in the theme of the holiday spirit (Thanksgiving is just around the corner, after all) is this adorable Thank You Card Set from Gramr Gratitude Co. Complete with envelope, sealing wax, and wax press that says “THX” (you’ve got to keep it modern somehow!), this set is perfect for reminding those special people, clients, or friends that you are grateful for their support and friendship. In the words of the brand, “Long live the Thank-You note.”

Dermalogica Skin Hydrating Booster, $56

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Replenish your post-summer, pre-winter skin with this perfect Skin Hydrating Booster product from the highly coveted skincare brand, Dermalogica. Packed with miracle ingredients like hyaluronic acid, panthenol, and even algae extract, this formula is guaranteed to give your skin all the extra moisture it needs to stay hydrated and smooth this season. In fact, this formula moisturizes so deeply that it even helps plump skin and minimize fine lines! It’s a win/win.

For more information or to purchase your own FFF VIP Box, visit fabfitfun.com today!

BY MEGAN PORTORREAL

The FabFitFun Fall VIP box also includes: Jessie Steele Apron, FitFusion 3-Month Digital Subscription, Mary’s Gone Crackers, The Honest Company Hydrating Shea Butter Cleansing Bar, Great Soles Pink Ribbon Ballet Barre Ped, Numi Organic Tea.

Photos courtesy of FabFitFun

Friends Fun Wine Review

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Canned wine is the new adult way of drinking and we’ll tell you why in this Friends Fun Wine review! Instead of worrying about having a bottle opener on hand, these low-calorie single-serving cans are great for wine lovers on the go! Toss them in the cooler on your way to the beach, bring them along to barbeques and tailgating parties, or simply enjoy at home.

Friends Fun Wine comes in eight different flavors: Strawberry Moscato, Peach Moscato, Rose Moscato, White Moscato, Red Sangria, White Sangria, Cabernet Merlot, and Chardonnay Sauvignon. Friends Fun Wine provided Cliché with samples of the Rose Moscato, White Moscato, and the Red Sangria, which were great. Containing two glasses of wine per can, these convenient beverages are best served chilled. The best part about Friends Fun Wine is that it’s all in the name—grab a can, your friends, and have some fun!

To learn more about Friends Fun Wine, go to Friendsfunwine.com.

Dr. Scholl’s Review

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As we age, it seems that our feet tend to get sore and beat up from everyday activities. From long commutes to running errands to wearing heels, I’ve noticed the effects of a busy life on my feet. Everyone knows the household name of Dr. Scholl’s, a savior when it comes to shoe comfort and the convenience of comfort it brings. Dr. Scholl’s helps all types of foot pain and conditions such as bunions, arch pain, athlete’s foot, blisters, shin splints, odor, and dry skin. With  various products ranging from insoles, blister cushions, and odor fighting sprays, you can find all your feet necessities! Check out my thoughts in this Dr. Scholl’s Review!

unnamed-3Dr. Scholl’s DreamWalk Fresh & Cool Insoles are perfect for the busy woman. The super comfy insoles have small cut-outs to help circulate air flow and a moisture-wicking top cloth that help keep feet dry. A great feature of the insoles is that they are removable, so you can wear them in any pair of shoes. I tried the insoles with a pair of uncomfortable tan oxfords I own and the insoles felt like heaven. I was relieved from the pain and I really love the extra support and padding from the insoles.

Dr. Scholl’s Odor-X Ultracool Insoles for men are great for the hot weather. The insoles have three layers that work together to provide comfort while keeping your feet odor free. The top layer is made out of a wick-away cloth that keeps moisture out, the second layer is made with an activated charcoal and baking soda blend that helps prevent any signs of odor, and the last layer is a honeycomb insole that helps promote airflow while keeping feet cool and cushioned.

Be sure to try Dr. Scholl’s inserts; they feel like you’re walking on fluffy pillows. You don’t need to punish your feet by ignoring the signs of pain; instead, reward them with relief and comfort. Dr. Scholl’s products can be purchased at retailers such as Target, CVS, and Walgreens. The DreamWalk Fresh & Cool Insoles retail at $7.99, and the Odor-X Ultracool Insoles retail at $9.59. To learn more about Dr. Scholl’s, go to Drscholls.com.

Pizzscotti Review

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I am not ashamed to admit that we at Cliché have quite the sweet tooth — so naturally when we were introduced to the brand Pizzscotti, we knew right away that we had to try it! This two-woman team — whose slogan appropriately reads “Dangerously Good” — specializes in making gourmet biscotti in a wide range of unique, delicious flavors. Some of our favorites include: Chocolate Almond Biscotti, a combination of Hershey’s cocoa powder and diced almonds; Sticky Fingers Peanut Butter Biscotti, which is exactly as it sounds; Felony Buttery Pecan Biscotti, a combination of white chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, and pecans (YUM!); and Deputy Chip Biscotti, which is loaded with delicious chocolate chips, all ranging well below $20 for a dozen. Not only that, but these treats are made with only the freshest ingredients and are shipped right to your door! What’s not to love?

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The brand also makes delicate Italian Pizzelles, which are waffle-like cookies dusted in sugary powder or a chocolate drizzle, and feature intricate floral patterns. Talk about being too cute to eat (but we’ll eat them anyway)!
And here’s the good news: since we love these treats so much, we wanted to share them with our readers! This month we have teamed up with Pizzscotti to give away one dozen Black and White Chocolate Biscottis to three luck winners. But hurry, the giveaway ends on September 26. Enter here for your chance to win!
BY MEGAN PORTORREAL
Pizzscotti Review: Photograph courtesy of Pizzscotti

The Bath Cafe Review

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Calling beauty lovers everywhere! The Bath Cafe is one beauty care company you are going to thank us for telling you about! Established by military-veteran couple Nicole and Michael Amos, the Bath Cafe was made with the sensitivity of all skin types in mind. They provide creative, affordable, and all natural products free of parabens and harmful chemicals. The products are made with organic ingredients that are USDA-approved, such as almond oil, that give off a spa-like comfort. Each product is handmade and cruelty-free, focusing on the care of your body in the most high quality way. Their line includes original bath bombs, candles, nail polish, skin treatments, and much more. We were delighted to have the pleasure of reviewing some of their incredibly scented products and couldn’t wait to share them with you. Let’s just say that raving about them is exactly what we’re going to do!

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Nail Care
The Bath Cafe’s nail polish collection is one you certainly want to try out for your next manicure. The nail polishes are all hand mixed using original colors instead of artificial coloring, allowing them to be much more naturally pigmented. They are free of parabens including toluene, formaldehyde, and dibutyl phthalate (DP) as to not harm your nails. A creamy formula is packed into each bottle that is said to last up to 7 days. That sounds like heaven to all of us hardworking gals!

Before starting my fabulous manicure, I slathered a bit of the Bath Cafe’s Lemon Butter Hand Creme on my hands. A little dab is all you need for your hands and heels! It goes on smoothly, and you can feel your skin absorbing it as hydration. The formula contains natural Shea Butter, Vitamin E, and Sweet Almond Oil that create an absolutely delicious scent of lemon butter. It smells so scrumptious, you’re going to want to try and taste it! A bonus is that this product is vegan friendly, too, for any of you that practice being vegan.

 

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White Affair, Under The Sea, and Sea Goddess were three of the four polishes sent that I used for my manicure and pedicure, and they proved  to be some of the best polishes I’ve ever tried! White Affair is a creamy, white color that stands out perfectly against sun-kissed toes. An application of two coats is all you need, and you’ll be ready to go out the door in no time. For my manicure, I used a mix of the Under The Sea and the glittery Sea Goddess polishes over one finger as an accent nail. Under The Sea required three coats to show off all of the many beautiful blue and turquoise hues in the sunlight. Sea Goddess only needed one coat. It has to be one of the most vibrant glitter polishes I’ve used! The blue specs shine brightly even days after application!

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Candles
After a long day at work, a bubble bath is needed every once in a while. The addition of some beautifully scented candles can help create a “home-sweet-home” atmosphere. The Bath Cafe creates candles from natural soy wax that are cotton eco-friendly. They are packaged in 5 oz tins and are resistant to rusting. They are even safe to bring along on your travels! The wax in each candle has a creamy, soft base that can be burned for 20-30 hours. After smelling their Hula Girl candle, I did just that! Its tropical scent brought me to my own oasis as it wafted throughout my whole home. Hula Girl is fused with fresh pears, strawberries, pineapples, guava, and passionfruit. Can you say yum? It smells just like paradise!

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Bath Bombs
These bath bombs provide the makings of an ultimate bubble bath! The Bath Cafe’s original bath bombs are 100% natural and vegan friendly. I was sent three of these lovely scented bath bombs: Cleopatra, Man Code, and Aloe Vera. To discover the skin care magic inside each one, all you have to do is run a bath and plop one of them into the water. Each bath bomb provides its own bubble bath magic. The white and gold glittered bomb called Cleopatra is made from milk and honey. Its soft scent is made from sweet almonds and delicious honey and softens your skin while you soak. The most surprising part of Cleopatra is when it cracks open in the water, its cosmetic safe glitter spreads. You’ll feel just like a fairy princess bathing in gold glitter!

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Bath Care Products
Bath bombs aren’t the only products the Bath Cafe creates to help consumers gain luxuriously soft skin. They provide six amazing body scrubs that are just as deliciously scented as their other products. The creamy sugar scrubs contain ingredients such as sugar cane, banana extract, and seed oil. Not only do they exfoliate your body and feet, but, once scrubbed softly into your skin, they turn into a moisturizing cleanser. Now that’s something we absolutely love! A cleanser and exfoliant? We’re sold. Each sugar scrub is made from shea butter and quality oils, following a made-from-scratch formula without the use of any pre-made bases. The Orange Energy scrub reminded me of refreshing sherbet with its fruity scent. All I needed was a scoop of the scrub to exfoliate my skin. Once I scrubbed it in, I immediately felt my skin soften with the sugar crystals. They easily dissolved into a cleanser under the warm water, leaving my skin feeling refreshed and clean.
 

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Skincare
Last but not least is a product that I have been using faithfully every day since I received it: the Bath Cafe’s popular Pure Rosehip + Argan Oil. It’s the perfect lightweight moisturizer for the summer time that soothes and tones, hydrates, and protects your skin from UV damage. It also has the potential to reduce scars and stretch marks. I saw this work firsthand on a recent scar I had on my face. After applying the oil for two days, the scar already had toned down in appearance. A miracle worker for sure! The rosehip seed oil in this product is best known for its fatty acids, vitamins, and antioxidants that can correct dark spots and fine lines. The argan oil, which the Bath Cafe says is known as “liquid gold,” is amazing for treating cuticles and split ends. It’s safe to say that this is one beauty product that is definitely well-worth the purchase! With the provided dropper, all you need to do is apply a few drops into your hand. Then you can softly massage the oil onto your face, nails, or ends of hair for a spa-like essence. It felt magical applying the oil to my skin, leaving it hydrated and feeling healthy all day long. I have replaced my favorite moisturizer with this product; that’s how well it works! It’s magic in a bottle.

 

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Visit the Bath Cafe online now to look at all of their handcrafted and deliciously scented products today! As a gift from the owners themselves, our readers can receive a 20% discount on their purchases by entering the code Clichemagazine14. Take advantage of it now while it lasts! You can also check out the Bath Cafe on their Facebook and Twitter pages to share your experience with any of their products. Happy shopping, gals!

The Bath Cafe Review photos credit to the Bath Cafe

FabFitFun Summer 2014 Box Review

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It’s no surprise that beauty subscription box services are totally in right now—who doesn’t love a monthly care package delivered to your door each month? Filled with the latest, smartest items in beauty and lifestyle, FabFitFun is another serious contender to consider adding to your monthly subscription lineup—and their Summer 2014 box doesn’t disappoint.
For the price of only $50 (valued at over a whopping $240), you’ll receive 11 full-size beauty and lifestyle items handpicked by the FabFitFun team, plus various coupons and gift cards. Interested in learning more? From the stash, we’ve narrowed down the supply to our Top 5 favs!
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POPchips (in Sour Cream and Onion)$1.39 per single-serve bag
Let’s be honest—snacking during the summer is practically inevitable. While attending cookouts and barbeques, you’ll reach for something salty to go along with your burger or hotdog, and while venturing out on long road trips, your stomach will growl greedily for a snack between bathroom stops. So instead of reaching for that bag of boring fried chips, try the low-calorie and healthier, popped alternative, POPchips! Our Summer 2014 box came with the Sour Cream and Onion flavor (a personal favorite), and we savored every airy, light, crispy bite. At only 100-130 calories per bag and packed with flavor, feel free to shamelessly snack away (and prepare to share).
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Zoya Nail Polish (in Thandie) – $9 per bottle
Being the nail polish lover that I am, I couldn’t resist trying out the Zoya nail polish from the box first. Used by professionals across the country, this vegan-friendly formula is not only long-lasting, but is even safe for your nails when you are expecting! We received the shade “Thandie,” a vibrant, creamy orange, and immediately fell in love. Second only perhaps to coral, orange is definitely the perfect summer shade. After first applying a base coat, it only took one coat of color for the varnish to completely cover and shine. Apply this shade to toenails (paired with a set of brown strappy sandals) and fingernails (go crazy with stackable rings) and you’re ready for the boardwalk!
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pur~lisse pur~protect SPF30 – $55 per 1.7 oz tube
If summer means anything at all, it means sunshine, and we at Cliché are very serious about protecting our skin from those burning, harmful rays. Sure, basking in the sun for hours and hours sounds and feels like the perfect remedy after a long winter, but sunscreen is a very important step in that enjoyment (after all, getting sunburned after all that basking isn’t fun). Cue pur~lisse pur~protect moisturizer, the perfect protection for your skin. Why do we love this so much? Not only is it super moisturizing for your face, but it’s also packed with SPF30, meaning extra coverage from the sun’s rays! This lightweight, anti-aging formula is your two-in-one summer essential.
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Sonya Dakar Flash Facial $95 per 1 oz bottle
Since we are awfully big on skincare here at Cliché (as mentioned above), it’s no surprise this Flash Facial from Sonya Dakar made our Top 5 list. Cherished by celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow herself (you have to admit she’s got one of the most glowing complexions in Hollywood), this one-minute exfoliating treatment promises instant results. After applying onto your clean face for 6o seconds, you’ll witness noticeably softer and plumper looking skin. Sound too good to be true? Try it out yourself (or, you know, just look at Gwyn)!
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Thursday Friday Away Mini Clutch$35
Well, now you need somewhere to stash all your summer travel essentials, right? And it has to be cute, right? Well, look no further, because the Summer 2014 box comes with this adorable Thursday Friday Away Mini Clutch, which easily doubles as a makeup bag. A miniature version of their best-selling away bag, this cute accessory is not only practical, but stylish, too! The inside is lined with nylon and has a metal zip closure, and let’s not forget the adorable electric blue statement purse print on the front! Seal all your cherished cosmetics away in style.
Still not convinced that you absolutely need this box in your life? Then take $5 off your Summer Box purchase with the code CLICHEMAG! You’re very welcome.
BY MEGAN PORTORREAL
The FabFitFun Summer 2014 box also includes: FabFitFun Water Infuser Water Bottle, Balanced Guru No Frizz Oil, Kisstixx Lip Balm, Skintimate Shave Gel, Slimfast Have Your Cake…™ Protein Meal Bar, and Always Xtra Protection Long Daily Liners. For more information, visit fabfitfun.com today.
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