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As a beauty blogger, I have many, many (many!) products crowding my vanity, shower stall, bathroom sink and cupboards. And every once in a while, a true gem crosses my path. When it does, I’ll be sure to share it with you, the we heart this reader! Today, I’ve got three products that I am currently crushing on, and you should too.
• First up, the Renee Rouleau Gentle Gel Cleanser ($35.50). Sadly, I just emptied this bottle, so I’m craving for more. But, as I’ve mentioned in the past, when a beauty blogger uses a product until the very last drop – and then goes out and purchases it on her own – you know the product is a winner.
I’ll be ordering a new bottle of this amazing cleanser on my next payday. This scentless, gel cleanser does just a fabulous job of thoroughly cleaning my skin, getting deep into pores and even removing makeup without dryness or tightness. While it isn’t exactly foaming, it does produce a nice lather-y feel and rinses cleanly away. After washing with the Gentle Gel Cleanser my skin looks and feels clean, hydrated and smooth.
Formulated for “dry, sensitive and delicate skin” at first glance this isn’t the perfect match for my complexion (I fall into the combination/acne prone with sensitivity category). However, this cleanser worked well with my skin. Leaving my skin moisturized but shine-free, and never, ever causing a pimple to appear.
• Next up, is a newish item from my very favorite line of cleaning products (yes, people can love cleaning products!), Mrs. Meyers Clean Day. Did you know that this all natural line now makes CANDLES?
It’s true! Housed in a sweet little jelly jar, Mrs. Meyers has formulated a clean-burning, soy-based candle in four clean and crisp scents – Basil, Lavender, Lemon Verbena and Geranium. And just like her fabulous products, these scents are pure and natural with none of those artificial or synthetic smells.
The Scented Soy Candles ($9.99 each) are great to light up when you’ve finished cleaning to add an extra layer of “Hey, this a clean room!” scent to the area. As a fan of the geranium cleaners, I light up my matching Geranium Soy Candle at the end of cleaning to “reward” myself for a job well done.
Of course, they also work when you just want a nicely scented candle to fill a room with warmth and a glowing flame. I burn the Lavender Soy Candle at nights, curling up on the couch while watching television to help relax and rewind.
• Finally, I’m excited to introduce a new line of amazing haircare to our readers. For the last few weeks I’ve been loving my shower as I wash and condition with the Christine Shampoo and Reconstructive Conditioner by Van Thomas Concepts. This sulfate and paraben-free duo has made my morning shower a happier time.
Smelling fresh and clean, with a sort of citrusy floral scent, the Christine Shampoo “uses micro-lather technology for a more thorough cleanse.” Now I’m not sure what “micro-lather” means scientifically, but for my hair it means a rich, full lather that seems to get into the nooks and crannies of my hair, lifting out the dirt and grime.
Least you worry about stripping your hair, that’s not an issue with Christine. It’s a deep clean but without that squeakyness that you feel with shampoos that go a bit too far. Plus I’ve got the Christine Reconstructive Conditioner as a follow up. This conditioner makes my hair SO SOFT. As in, I noticed it the very first time while rinsing it out, how extra soft my hair felt soft.
Promising to “replenish the nutrients, proteins and oils vital to healthy, shiny hair” this conditioner does just that. With this duo ($45 for the set), my hair has been shinier, bouncier and just happier with continued use.
So wht readers – what beauty products have YOU been crushing on lately?
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