Burt’s Bees!! Over the last month or so I have amassed a small collection of Burt’s Bees products that I’ve, for the most part, really been loving. Some I have purchased on my own, some have been given to me as gifts from friends. None have been given promotionally. Of all my products, these have been my favorite that I would again, for the most part, purchase again.
I have actually noticed an evening in my skin tone while using this toner. It’s not perfect, and it doesn’t do much for active/healing acne, but it has helped with evening out my acne scars and past spots. I also really like that it doesn’t leave a very noticeable film on my skin after using it. Some toners make my face feel almost a bit sticky, but this one just makes my skin feel tight and clean. I like prep for this toner with a good wash and exfoliation, and finish things up with a solid, deep moisturizer.
I was a bit wary of this chapstick when I first saw it. I’m not usually a huge fan of coconut but this is not a traditional nasty coconut. It’s actually coconut and pear and they do a fabulous job of representing both flavors/scents. It also does a fantastic job of moisturizing of my lips without feeling filmy. I’m not a huge fan of the plain beeswax chapstick because it doesn’t melt very well onto my lips, and it ends up feeling thick on my lips. This pear and coconut one doesn’t. I also really love this lip crayon. It’s not dark, it’s just nice and light; almost like the enhance button on iPhone editors. I layer the lip crayon over the chapstick so my lips look hydrated and smooth. The crayon is decently hydrating as well and has good staying power. It doesn’t last all day, but it’s nice and low-key and I really like it. n The color of crayon I have is Niagra Overlook (417).
These hand creams are why I included “for the most part” as a conditional above. I used to really love them, but these specific tubes just aren’t that great. I’m not sure if they changed the recipe, or if something is wrong with this “batch,” but this lotion doesn’t sink into my skin and it feels oily and greasy. I’m really bummed about this because I love having small lotions to keep in my purse to use on my cuticles on my way to and from work (aka downtime.) This is not one of those kinds of lotions. Unfortunately, these have pretty much remained full because everytime I think “Oh, maybe I should try again,” I am quickly reminded of why I choose other hand creams.
I really like these facial cleansing wipes a lot. I keep them on my nightstand for those nights where I’m all tucked up in bed when I realize that my makeup is still all over my face. They’re a nice compromise for nights when I otherwise would sleep with my make up on. They don’t totally take off eye makeup, but they do a superb job with foundation removal. If I don’t take off my makeup at night, my face breaks out, but I’m also too lazy sometimes to get out of bed when I’m all set for sleeping. I actually just used my last wipe last night and I will definitely be picking up another. The only things in love with are that it doesn’t take off eye makeup well (as previously mentioned) and that it leaves a slight sticky feeling to my face for a while. But the benefit outweighs the very slight dislikes.While the hand creams haven’t really done it for me, I have really enjoyed the cuticle cream. It comes in the smallest, cutest little pot and it fits perfectly in my bag. It’s thick glass and metal which means it holds up well against the storm that is my purse, and it’s cute. I like this cream because it rubs nicely into my cuticles and doesn’t leave my hands feeling bad. Disclaimer: I don’t use this on my whole hand, I just use it on my nail and nail bed, but I have liked it so much that I would probably buy it again if I found it at a shop.
I would like to try out other cuticle creams, and I would love to try out other hand creams, so if you have one that you love, please let me know so I can try ’em out!
Hope you all have a lovely Friday eve!