Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Nanacoco Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes Review and Coupon

I have used Nanacoco nail polishes before, but I didn't realize what a large line of other makeup and skincare products they have! I tried their Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes; keep reading to hear my thoughts.

*Disclaimer: This product was sent to See, Shop, Love! in exchange for an honest review. 

The Nanacoco Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes come in packs of 25 and remove 99.9 percent of all waterproof makeup, oil, and impurities. They're PETA certified cruelty-free and also free from alcohol, parabens, sulfates, and phthalates. The towelettes are made in Korea and contain lotus, peach flower, green tea and rose extracts with a light rose scent.

Here's a look at the ingredients list. The towelettes are made for all skin types, too. I have oily skin that gets especially uncomfortable in the summer humidity, so I like to use makeup removers like these to freshen up in the afternoon.

I don't wear waterproof makeup so I can't comment on how well they remove that, but I will say they removed a majority of my makeup with just a few passes. They're very well-moistened and left my skin feeling fresh, although I will say there seemed to be a bit of residue left over. I may be more sensitive to it because of the humid temperatures, but I think these would feel best with my skin the cooler, less-humid months.
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Bottom Line: Overall, the Nanacoco towelettes did a great job of removing my makeup and leaving my skin feeling soft and moisturized. The light rose scent is a nice touch, and the price is nice and affordable.

Saturday, July 6, 2019

KINDri Skin Care Review

KINDri Skin Care uses ingredients from the desert to create truly kind products that strengthen and soothe skin. I tried a few of their products and had great results!

*Disclaimer: These products were sent to See, Shop, Love! in exchange for an honest review.

KINDri was founded by Robin McDonald, a celebrity esthetician, actress, writer, and cactus enthusiast! She is based on Los Angeles and has worked with celebrities like Charlize Theron. Her love of the desert inspired her to create KINDri with components like super collagen stimulating organic prickly pear cactus seed oil, rejuvenating apple stem cells, and cooling aloe vera in the products. The potent cactus oil secretions help increase cellular turnover while strengthening skin.

First up is the Cactus & Rose Illuminating Face Oil. This oil has hydrating organic prickly pear seed (cactus) oil and four percent reparative apple stem cells. It also has rose essential oil, which has anti-inflammatory properties. I used this morning and night after cleansing and it felt so great on my skin. I have oily skin, and although it may seem counterintuitive, face oils are actually great for this skin type because it can help balance out oil production. This oil absorbed quickly and left my skin feeling soothed.

I also tried the Exfoliating Clay Mask (left) and the Cactus & Rose Healing Beauty Balm.

The Clay Mask is a mask/scrub combo that revives dull skin for a healthy, beautiful glow. Unlike other clay masks I've used in the past, this one did not have a tingling sensation, making it great for sensitive skin. I left it on for about 10 minutes and then washed off and my skin felt awesome after! It absorbed oil and other impurities without making my skin feel too dry.

The Cactus & Rose Healing Beauty Balm was my favorite product of the bunch. It smells so good! The scent is light and a bit floral and a bit cool; it perfectly encapsulates what I think of when I think of the desert. It has hydrating organic prickly pear seed (cactus) oil, avocado oil, and shea butter to provide intense hydration for chapped lips, heels, elbows, or anywhere else you need a little boost of moisture. I love using this on my hands. It's a thicker balm, but it does a great job at soothing dry skin.
Bottom Line: I loved the products I tried from KINDri Skin Care! Everything worked wonderfully with my skin and their prices are very reasonable. If you're looking for a natural skincare line to try, I highly recommend this one.

Monday, July 1, 2019

May and June Allure Beauty Box Review

I decided to subscribe to Allure Beauty Box because they ran a promotion for a free full-sized Oribe product with a subscription. I haven't yet received the Oribe (it's shipping separately), but I did get my May and June boxes.

*Disclaimer: This box was purchased by See, Shop, Love! Post contains referral links.

Allure Beauty Box costs $15 per month for $50 to $90 worth of editor-tested beauty picks. New subscribers will get a bonus gift (mine is the Oribe) and their first box for $10.

Boxes contain deluxe samples and full-sized products with a mini-magazine full of tips and step-by-step tutorials for the featured products. Everything also comes in a reusable pouch.

I received my June box before May, so I figured I'd review both of them in one post.

The May box had seven products inside. I'm not a huge fan of the pouches because a few are nice to save for travel, but beyond that, what am I supposed to do with them? I wish boxes would stop sending extra bags and pouches. Either way, I guess I'll see if they're recyclable.

  • St. Tropez Self Tan Purity Bronzing Water Gel and Tan Applicator Mitt - Subscribers received either the Water Gel or the Self Tan Purity Bronzing Water Face Mist. The water gel is an interesting product: it's a liquid-y gel that glides over skin and absorbs quickly. I'm going to give it a try on my arms and legs.
  • LaRitzy Lip Gloss in Vibe - This lip gloss is a pale pink that doesn't work well with my skin tone. Granted, I didn't swatch it, but regardless I have so many lip products that I didn't want to even open this one (that way I could swap it).
  •  Lué by Jean Seo Erase Cleansing, Exfoliating, and Brightening Powder - I'm usually not a fan of powder cleansers (too much of a mess), but this one is nice. It's made with milk powder and oats and when mixed with water becomes a soft paste that unclogs pores and leaves skin feeling soft. My skin felt smooth and clean after using this
  • Amore Pacific Youth Revolution Mask - This is one of four Amore Pacific products subscribers could have received, and I'm glad I got this one. I love Amore Pacific but they're out of my price range, so the only time I get to use them is when I get a sample. This mask is an overnight cream that brightens skin.
  • Laneige Water Bank Moisture Cream - I've used this moisturizer before and it's so nice for summer. It's super light but moisturizes well, with ceramides and sodium hyaluronate to plump skin.
  • Model Co. Eyelites Metallic Eyeshadow in St. Barts - I love this shadow! I'm all for shimmery neutrals/Earth tones. The shade is a bronzy champagne cream that applies easily and smoothly and dries quickly.

 The June box had another great assortment, with six products total. This month's pouch was a neon green.

  •  The BrowGal Eyebrow Pencil - This is a full-sized product that retails for $23. I overplucked my eyebrows in high school and am still trying to grow them in, but I need a lot of help in the meantime so I always use brow pencils. This one is great, with a brush on one end and a cap with a sharpener on the other, and it has the perfect consistency to leave natural looking color. Although it works really well, I can't say I'd repurchase for that price, considering I've found similar products for around $5.
  • Context Vitamin C All Day Eye Cream - I just ran out of eye cream so this full-sized one came at the perfect time! It retails for $35 and has a gel consistency, despite the "cream" in the name. I really like the cooling sensation it gives when dabbing it under my eyes.
  • Eau Thermale Avene Thermal Spring Water - Okay, I've never understood the hype behind this product. It's literally a spray can of water. It's thermal spring water from Avene, France, but still -- it's water. I do like these for travel or refreshing my skin in the summer time, but I'd never buy one.
  •  Floss My New Favorite Lip Gloss - This gloss has a thin, lightweight formula (according to the info booklet), but I haven't tried it. It looks like a high quality product, but I have so many lip products already that I think I'll pass this one on to a friend.
  • Moroccanoil Treatment - This oil is perfect for my hair. It's silicone-based so it doesn't leave my hair feeling weighed down or greasy. It has a great scent (warm and spicy) and hydrates my hair and leaves it feeling smooth and soft after blowdrying.
  • SGX The Do-It-All 3-in-1 Dry Texture Spray - I was really excited to try this spray because I used texture sprays all the time and a full-sized can costs only $7, but unfortunately it wasn't quite what I'm looking for. It deposits a lot of product per spray and it ended up being too much for my hair.

Bottom Line: I'm pretty happy with the May and June Allure Beauty Boxes! I'll be able to use most of the products and they sent a lot that were perfect for my needs. I especially love the Moroccanoil and Amore Pacific mask. Hopefully my full-sized Oribe arrives soon, too!

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

June Succulents Box Review and Coupon

I do not have a green thumb but I always wish I did, which is why succulents are the perfect plant for me. Succulents Box has really affordable subscriptions (starting at $5!) for all of you plant lovers out there!

*Disclaimer: This box was sent to See, Shop, Love! in exchange for an honest review.

Succulents Box was founded in 2015 and offers five monthly subscription plans with more than 200 gorgeous succulent varieties. Their plants are organically grown in California. Satisfaction is guaranteed or you'll get a full refund!

I was most interested to see how the shipping would work, since succulents are pretty hearty but are still plants. Each individual succulent was well protected with bubble wrap and there was no damage once I opened them up.

There are several pricing options available for this box:
  • One succulent per month: $5 per month, $14.25 every three months, $28.50 every six months, or $57 every 12 months
  • Two succulents per month: $10 per month, $28.50 every three months, $57 every six months, or $114 every 12 months
  • Three succulents per month: $15 per month, $42.75 every three months, $85.50 every six months, or $171 every 12 months
  • Four succulents per month: $20 per month, $57 every three months, $114 every six months, or $228 every 12 months
  • One airplant every month: same prices as one succulent per month
Your order will ship within 3-5 days for the first month and future shipments will be charged on the 1st or second of the month. You can skip a month or cancel at any time.

I received the June box with four succulents. The succulents are hand-picked by Succulents Box staff, so you won't have to worry about receiving the same plant twice. Of course, if you want more of one or a different type of plant, you can also purchase them individually in the Succulents Box shop.

Here are the succulents in the June box:
  • Tiger Tooth Aloe Juvenna: This succulent is native to Kenya and has bright green leaves that turn red or brown in the sunlight. It also produces salmon pink or orange flowers.
  • Haworthia ymbiformis Var. Obtusal: This is an innumerable morphological form of the Haworthia cymbiformis plant and is characterized by denser rosettes up to six inches in diameter. It has white to very pale pink flowers with brownish-green veins.
  • Melaco Echeveria: This succulent is a brownish-red rosette with a green center that can grow up to six inches in height. The flowers are bell-shaped and orange in color.
  • Blue Atoll Echeveria: This one is my favorite! It's an evergreen succulent that forms a beautiful rosette packed with fleshy, blue-green leaves. It sends up to eight inch tall stems in the spring that bear small orange and yellow flowers.
The box also comes with a small informational card with care instructions, which I greatly appreciated because I am a plant novice. I transplanted these into a turtle succulent planter I had and wet the soil as instructed. The info card includes the optimal temperatures and watering instructions for the plants.
Bottom Line: Succulents Box sent four gorgeous succulents in the June box! I liked learning about each variety. They look great on my windowsill and I can't believe how affordable the box is.

Sunday, June 23, 2019

June Shades Club Review and Coupon

Shades Club is a great way to grow your sunglasses collection! They have high quality shades for men and women in a variety of stylish designs.

*Disclaimer: This box was purchased by See, Shop, Love! at a discounted price in exchange for an honest review.

Shades Club sends one pair of sunglasses each month with a microfiber carrying case that doubles as a cleaning cloth. Shipping is free and returns are also free within 30 days.

Here are the pricing options:
  • Monthly: $29 per month
  • Four Months: $112 every four months/$28 per month (one month free)
  • Six Months: $162 every six months/$27 per month (1.5 months free)
  • Yearly: $288 every 12 months/$24 per month (two months free)
You can also purchase past shades on the Shades Club website for $75 per pair.

The women's shades for June are plastic frames with a tortoiseshell pattern. The frames are a bit more on the square side, which I prefer for my face shape. Usually there's an insert with the name of the style, but this month my box did not have one.

These shades are also not branded with the usual Shades Club logo on the arms of the frames and on the lenses. I still really like this design, though. I think it would be pretty flattering on most face shapes.

Bottom Line: Shades Club has sent me some really great sunglasses and I love seeing what style they send each month! All of the shades have been great quality and I think this subscription is an excellent value.