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02 / 28 / 2017

DermAppeal is an at home Microdermabrasion Treatment. Since this was a one time value, the jar is not on Evine or  Skinn websites. However, Evine does sell the DermAppeal as a tube duo ($36).

Skinn Cosmetics website definition

Aluminum oxide-free resurfacing and revitalizing treatment utilizes a naturally occurring mineral from the Dead Sea, Kakadu Plum Extract, one of the world’s highest natural sources of Vitamin C, as well as five different stabilized forms of antioxidant Vitamin C Crystals.

Personal Benefits

I used the scrub in the tube version and was instantly in love. The scrub is very minty, luxurious, cooling, and refreshing. I noticed instant brightening and rejuvenation. I appreciate the size of the jar since it will last a much longer. I use the scrub two times a week and sometimes more if my skin needs extra care.

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11 / 18 / 2016

I am taking interest in the Burts Bees line. A lady introduced me to their 4 piece Essentials kit including lip balm, towelettes, deep pore mask, and deep pore cleansing cream for $14.99.  3 items except for the towelettes are full size.  My skin took a beating this summer with 90+ degree weather and still suffering. I needed to change up my routine for fall but didn’t want spend too much money on over priced skin care. Extracts are the main ingredients, and the scrub and cleanser have a citrus scent. I couldn’t find the set on the website. I bough mine at Target. The mask and cream cleanser were the two main essentials that attracted me to the kit. I view the towelettes (great because I’m going on a trip) and lip balm as bonuses.

Soap Bark & Chamomile Deep Cleansing Cream  makes a good makeup remover.

Peach & Willow Bark Deep Pore Scrub- My skin felt refreshed and brightened. I don’t use scrubs as much as I should, so I can’t say too much on this one. The scrub has micro beads for exfoliating.

The scrub and cleanser are very rich and creamy, and they provide a ‘tingly’ feeling. If it matters, they have a creamy white base.

How I use them– First I use the cleanser. I apply a nickle amount on my skin, let it settle, and wipe it off. I repeat the same step with the scrub.

I am not going to spend too much time on the Lip Balm & Towelettes. I love having extra towelettes and lip balm for emergencies.

All the items are sold separately

Soap Bark & Chamomile Deep Cleansing Cream

Peach & Willow Bark Deep Pore Scrub

Full Size (30 Towelettes not 10)

Coconut & Pear Lip Balm

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11 / 03 / 2016

 I’ll provide links and a short description the best way I can of this edition of empties.


  Trader Joe’s

  • All in One Facial Cleanser– This is my ‘rotation’ cleanser. I purchase this once start needing cleanser and don’t feel like hunting for a new one. Benefits- removes makeup easily and is exceptionally potent.
  • Antioxidant Facial Serum (top photo L)- I was using the serum mixed with my makeup to add more nourishment to my skin. It has a citrus scent from the vitamin C but has no cooling effect like most serums.

I can’t find links to the products on the Trader Joe’s website. I think the prices vary at each store.

Skinn Cosmetics


I am the biggest Skinn Cosmetics fan. I have been satisfied with all my purchases and skin results. My Skinn empties were purchased from individual kits. I like the serums because they are so cooling, refreshing, and hydrating; the Pore Detox is a gentle scrub and ok; and the Olive & Enzyme Cleanser is the perfect cream for makeup removal.



The Eye Cream and Brightening Oil did work wonders for my skin but is pricey.

Hair Care

  • Paul Mitchel Super Skinny Hair Serum– I don’t review hair care products (I might start). The serum feels so good on my hair. I’ve purchased it twice. It smells good and isn’t oily or greasy.


I don’t plan on repurchasing any of these items. Korres and Skinn items were from value sets on Evine and HSN, and maybe I’ll end up with those again if they come in sets. I have nothing against Paul Mitchel, Korres, and Skinn, but my skin and hair routine continuously changes. During each change, I try other items from them to meet my current needs.


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03 / 26 / 2016

My first spring2016 skin care routine is the Korres Wild Rose Bright and Radiant Skin trio for their anniversary special on HSN. I can personally describe the kit as pure, luxurious, and potent. All products in the kit are full size. I did not spend the regular price at the time of the value that it is now.

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