Friday, March 18, 2022

Tiege Hanley Clay Mask Review

I was first introduced to Tiege Hanley skincare through the 2021 Black Box from Bespoke Post. They're a skincare company that creates "Uncomplicated Skin Care for Men."

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

Sample size pictured

The Detoxifying Clay Mask is one of Tiege Hanley's newest products. It's great for oily and combination skin and has kaolin clay to absorb excess oil and reduce the appearance of enlarged pores. Charcoal powder acts as a magnet to draw out impurities. 

I've used masks like this before since I have oily skin. I'm always looking for something to help balance excess sebum production, and masks like this with charcoal are so satisfying to use because you can see the excess oil brought to the surface (really! see photo at the end of this post). It's then whisked away when you rinse off the mask.

The full-sized mask comes in a 2 oz jar and costs $19.99 (currently on sale for $15.99). You can get a further 20 percent off by signing up for an auto-ship subscription. 

I really like this mask for anyone with oily skin, though it the marketing is especially great for men who are new to skincare because it provides a simple but effective product that's easy to use. After cleansing, apply a layer of the mask and let it dry. It took about five minutes total for it to completely dry for me. Once it's dry you'll see the the oil and impurities that have been pulled out, as you can see in my photo below (it's halfway dried). After that, wash away with warm water and add moisturizer.

You can see from the photo (click to enlarge) that there are darker "spots" on my nose where the mask has dried and pulled out oil. You'll likely see the most oil from your T-zone, which includes your forehead, nose, and chin, but of course everyone's skin is different. 

The mask feels great and didn't leave my skin feeling overly dry or irritated, though using a moisturizer after rinsing it off is necessary for any skincare routine. It's really satisfying to see the oil being washed away and my skin feeling tighter and cleaner after use!

Bottom Line: The Tiege Hanley Detoxifying Clay Mask is an affordable and effective mask for any gender! I highly recommend it to anyone with oily/combo skin.

Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Dabble & Dollop Bubble Box - Bath Time for Kids!

My niece and nephew are one and three years old, respectively, and they love bath time. Bubble bath, bath bombs, bubble paints -- anything fun and colorful, and they want it! I knew that they would enjoy the Dabble & Dollop bath time products.

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

Dabble & Dollop makes mixable bath products to help inspire creativity in children. It's a simple STEM activity for young ones that lets them go crazy with mixing up their own recipes, all within the confines of the tub, so there's no mess to clean up after.

There are seven Dabble & Dollop gels and whips that kids can use to make over 125 unique scent combinations. The box I received came with Strawberry Gel, Tangerine Gel, and Vanilla Whip. All three smelled amazing!

All of the products are made in the USA with plant-based ingredients and natural oils and are certified tear-free, gluten-free, vegan, and cruelty-free (certified by Leaping Bunny). They are dermatologist tested and ultra mild so they're safe to use as bubble bath, body wash, and shampoo. Even the bottles are made from post-consumer recycled soft-touch bottles.

The Bubble Box came with a recipe booklet, temporary tattoos, and an informational card with more recipes to try.

The recipe booklet has fun, colorful images and lots of different scent mixing ideas. There is also a page where kids can fill in their own recipe ideas.

The temporary tattoos are a cute addition and a nice extra treat for kids.

The three bottles came with one mixing cup, which was soft and bendable and perfect for little hands. The recipe booklet also contains "How to Mix" instructions.

My niece and nephew were so excited to try the Dabble & Dollop products! My nephew was especially excited to mix up his own recipes. We decided on using the Strawberry Gel and Vanilla Whip. The mixture made a good amount of bubbles when poured under the running water of the filling tub. He couldn't stop telling all of us how he made his own scents! My sister-in-law even told me the next day that he was still talking about his new bubble bath and how much fun it was.

Bottom Line: The Dabble & Dollop Bubble Box was a huge hit! My niece and nephew had so much fun playing with the gels and whips and making their own scents, and I like that they're made with plant-based ingredients and are certified cruelty-free (among many other great accolades). I think they're a great gift for kids!