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Review: Queen Helene Mint Julep Natural Facial Scrub....

Thursday, February 25, 2010

I realized that I needed a scrub my face when every week I was battling a breakout. My pores were clogged and my face felt rough. I also realized that a once a week scrub was not going to get it. I need a scrub that could battle the acne yet be gentle enough for every other day use. I went to my local BSS for answers, since recently I saw some Queen Helene products on stock. I got Queen Helene Mint Julep Natural Scrub and tested it out.

Pros:

- it’s in a tube, so I can squeeze it out and not have to dip my fingers in a scrub.

-subtle mint scent that’s not overpowering

-can be used everyday or every other day on oily skin, its really gentle.

-left my skin soft and for two weeks, no breakouts.

Cons:

-grimy texture. Mainly because the scrub is made of walnut shell particles. It took me seven rinses to get it off and I still felt the grime. I had to pull out my cleanser to really get rid of the grime. I don’t want to go thru that every night.

Jamie’s Take:

-I didn’t like it overall even though it done its job. The grimy texture that took another cleanser wash turned me off.

Jamie

***I bought it, cuzins…love JamieJ***

Review: Halle Pure Orchid.....

Top Notes: Jungle Cactus Flower, Italian Lemon, Papaya Nectar Fizz

Middle Notes: Blackberry Crème Concentre, Star Anise, Masdevallia Orchid

Base Notes: Giant Sequoia, Patchouli, Sustainable Tonka Bean

Pros:

-Feminine. Every woman can wear this….

-Perfect for day in and day out. It’s a classic signature scent. There is not event, hour, day you can’t wear it.

Cons:

-Packaging was lacked creativity. Its same bottle as the popular, original Halle (link to my Halle Review) but lavender- colored. But, hey, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

Jamie’s take:

-FIRE SHUT UP IN MY BONES!!! LOVE IT!!! Halle Pure Orchid is genius. So far, my favorite scent of this year. It’s soft, creamy, warm, and subtly floral. The Masdevallia Orchid in the middle just blooms all day. I’ve worn during the day, to bed, to church, to the Piggly Wiggly…I need another just for my handbag! Every one that I have told to go and get this, smell this, want this, has agreed, it’s simply amazing. Halle Pure Orchid is a must buy at $28.00. Don’t waste anymore time, buy it!!

Jamie

***Thanks to folks at Coty for sending over this press sample***