Saturday, April 1, 2023

TATCHA Liquid Silk Canvas Gift with Purchase

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Friday, March 31, 2023

Banish Pumpkin Enzyme Masque Review

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Banish Pumpkin Enzyme Masque is a non-abrasive, and cruelty-free, enzyme exfoliating mask that effectively loosens and removes dead skin cells and encourages skin cell turnover without any harsh exfoliating particles. Initially, I wasn't sure that any of the products from Banish would be a good fit for my normal/combination skin since the brand is known for exquisite acne clearing products, but they assured me that they do far more than treat acne, and they were right!

Their Pumpkin Enzyme Masque exfoliates dead skin through the use of pumpkin enzymes and glycolic acid, and I definitely feel an initial warming and tingling, but it is neither uncomfortable, nor painful for me. The first time I used it, I only left it on for about 5 minutes, instead of the recommended 10-15 minutes, and I spot tested it on my chin to see how my skin would react. Once I saw that I didn't have a negative reaction, then I left it on for 15 minutes the next time I used it. It effectively dissolved dead skin cells, and left my skin soft, smooth and with a pronounced clarity. I don't have much in the way of hyperpigmentation, and my skin is even in tone, but I do have a small spot of sun damage on my cheek that I will watch to see if sustained weekly use of this mask helps fade it. It is very important to use a high SPF sunscreen, and reapply it about every 75 minutes, when exfoliating the skin. Currently, I have been using Banish The Defender Mineral Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 50 (Reviewed HERE) because it is quite nice and it has a high SPF. The mask smells like pumpkin puree, and makes me think of baking pumpkin pie each time I use it!

According to Banish,

Exfoliates skin without harsh scrubbing. Made with a blend of raw pumpkin, lemon peel extract, orange peel extract, glycolic acid, bilberry fruit extract, and ginger root to deliver renewing and radiance boosting ingredients directly to skin. Vitamin C and Beta Carotene increases skin firmness and reduces the appearance of fine lines. 

When you apply expect to feel an initial tingle. This is normal and that's just the enzymes doing its job to remove surface dead skin cells. When you rinse the mask off, skin should look soft and refreshed without irritation. 

Skin Benefits of Pumpkin - Pumpkin Fruit contains naturally occuring AHA acids that exfoliate skin. Raw pumpkin is the base ingredient in the mask and the exfoliating process with this mask is essential in acne prone skincare routines. 

The enzymes will help break down surface level skin to increase skin renewal. As we get older, our skin renewal process starts to slow down, which can lead to more persistent dark spots, and clogged pores. The pumpkin enzyme mask speeds skin turnover up to help fade dark spots much quicker and reduce likelihood of breakouts!

Pumpkin also contains Vitamin C which is an ingredient known for increasing collagen and brightening up dark marks. Pumpkin is high in vitamin a in the form of beta carotene. Pumpkin Enzyme masks also contain zinc naturally, as we know zinc is beneficial for acne prone skin and has great healing properties.

What it does:
  • Resurfaces Skin with AHAs
  • Reduces oily skin appearance
  • Reduces congested skin to help clear pores, blackheads & prevent acne
  • Improves dullness 
  • Improves Skin Clarity and Skin Tone
Why it works: 
  • Glycolic acid molecules are small enough to deep clean pores  
  • Clogged pores + excess oil = acne 
  • Prevent acne by using the Pumpkin Enzyme Masque regularly
Suitable For: Oily Skin, Combination Skin, Dry Skin and Normal Skin.
Shelf Life: 6 Months - store in a cool dark place like the fridge to extend and maximize shelf life.

Directions: Spread thin layer on face and let sit for 10-15 minutes. Wash off thoroughly. Mild tingling sensation within the first minute or two of applying the mask is normal. If excessive stinging or irritation occurs, rinse off with cool water. Use 1-3 times a week or as often as needed. Store in a cool dry place. Wear sunscreen with SPF 30+ during the day.Avoid sun exposure or wear SPF 30+ while using this product.

Ingredients: Pumpkin Fruit, Organic Bilberry Fruit Extract, Organic Sugar Cane Extract, Organic Orange Peel Extract, Organic Lemon Peel Extract, Glycerin, Tetrasodium EDTA, Vitamin E, Phenoxyethanol, Meadowfoam Seed Oil, Xanthan Gum, Vitamin C, Glycolic Acid, Neem Seed Oil, Rosemary Leaf Extract, Cinnamon Bark Powder, Ginger Root Powder, Nutmeg Powder.

Free of artificial fragrance & dyes.  Use 1-3 times a week.  Less often if you have sensitive skin.

Overall Assessment: This is an effective enzyme exfoliating mask that leaves my skin looking and feeling fresh and glowing.

$49.00 for 50 ml. from Banish (Affiliate Links). Press Sample. All views expressed are categorically my own.

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Thursday, March 30, 2023

March 2023 Empties for the Face, Body and Hair

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I somehow managed to use up 9 full-size products in the month of March, and I am a bit surprised that I finished up 3 face creams. There wasn't a lot left in any of them, but it was so cold this month that I definitely used more moisturizers than usual. Here is what I finished in March:

Erno Laszlo Phormula 3-9 Repair Cream ($295.00 for 1.7 oz. from Erno Laszlo): is a rich and healing face cream loaded with Niacinamide and Panthenol to keep skin unbelievably hydrated. It is rich and emollient, and yet fast absorbing. I find that this luxurious cream is quite concentrated, and therefore I only require a tiny amount for my balanced/combination skin. I use it in morning and/or evening, and it leaves my skin silky-smooth, ultra-soft and it plumps fine lines. It is very calming and healing, and when my skin is irritated it quickly reduces the redness and irritation. I also love using this after exfoliation or an at-home peel, and it really works wonders. It has a faint, and nondescript, aroma that fades very quickly. My skin looks and feels incredible when I use this cream, and it is my favorite of the Erno Laszlo creams. I reach for it often, and savor massaging it into my face, neck and décolleté. This is a very expensive cream, and thankfully I bought it during a generous sale, but for me it is worth every cent because of its level of efficacy. Purchase Again? I loved this cream so much, and in fact it is my favorite Erno Laszlo cream, but I have too many open creams at the moment to make this considerable splurge.

100% Pure Coffee Bean Face Cream ($25.00 for 1.7 oz. from 100% Pure): This is a lightweight, and yet remarkably emollient and fast-absorbing, face cream that deeply nourishes and moisturizes the skin. Skin is left unbelievably soft, silky-smooth and luminous, and the delightful aroma is a treat to the senses without being long-lasting or overpowering. Purchase Again? Maybe at some point, but as I said above, I have too many open face creams to buy any at this point.

100% Pure Watermelon + Cucumber Water Locking Moisturizer ($25.00 for 1.7 oz. from 100% Pure): This is a lightweight, and yet very emollient, moisturizer that immediately melts into the skin and leaves behind no residue, whatsoever. Its aroma is informed by the watermelon and cucumber waters, but the lovely aroma immediately dissipates. Skin is left lusciously hydrated, soft, smooth and plumped. Purchase Again? I won't be buying any face creams for quite a while, but I really enjoyed using this one.

Rituals T'ai Chi Foaming Shower Gel (Scent discontinued): I fell in love with this innovative shower gel formula from the very first moment that I used it. As I have said before, it's an extraordinary take on the ordinary, and for me it makes my bathing experience anything but mundane. The unique gel to foam technology not only makes it immensely fun to use, but it exceeds my every expectation of what a body cleansing gel should do. It cleans beautifully, smells glorious, and leaves the skin lusciously hydrated and soft. Furthermore, the rich dense foamy texture lends itself to being one seriously amazing shaving cream that cleanses, softens, and gives a seriously close shave. My legs have been transformed into the most soft and silky skin imaginable, and this gorgeous product has quickly given the boot to all of my other shaving creams! Purchase Again? I have a couple of other scents from Rituals, and I just opened another one!

Spongellé Hand and Body Washes ($22.00 each for 11 oz. from Spongellé): are extraordinary additions to Spongellé's collection. Spongellé, a Los Angeles based company, creates beautiful products that delight the senses and the skin, and they make wonderful gifts.

There are 8 beautiful scents, of which I have three, and they are truly dreamy. Bulgarian RoseSugar Dahlia and Freesia Pear are absolutely gorgeous scents and they clean the skin without any stripping or drying. In fact, these beautifully aromatic Hand and Body Washes leave skin soft, smooth and hydrated. Purchase Again? In a heartbeat!

Spongellé Let's Celebrate Butterfly Holiday Gift Set (on Sale for $12.00 for a set of 2 from Spongellé): This delectable Hope Orange Blossom Body Wash Infused Buffer has the wonderful aroma of orange blossom, cinnamon, clove and rich amber. I absolutely love everything about the smell and its ability to thoroughly clean and exfoliate the skin. Purchase Again? I think that I might buy another set because they are on sale!

L'Occitane Shea Butter Dry Skin Hand CreamL'Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream is a cult-classic for good reason– it is really is utterly extraordinary! This ultra-rich creamy balm deeply moisturizes skin leaving even the most parched skin silky. soft and smooth. Over the years I have gone through countless tubes of this fantastic cream, and I love that it is rich without leaving behind an oily residue. This is a definite must-have for the colder months of the year. Purchase Again? Yes! ($30.00 for 5.1 oz. from L'OccitaneNordstromAmazonSephora and Ulta)
shu uemura muroto volume lightweight care conditioner ($62.00 for 8oz. from shu uemura art of hair and Sephora): This is a wonderfully lightweight and ultra-emollient conditioner that really hydrates my dry and fine curly hair. It rinses clean, fights frizz, hydrates hair and leaves it shiny with the right amount of volume. It has a light and pleasant aroma, but it isn't long lasting. Purchase Again? Yes, but when I need a splurge-worthy conditioner!

Crystal Essence Mineral Deodorant Roll On ($4.99-$5.29 for 2.25 oz. from The Crystal and WalgreensWalmart): Available in a delightful array of scents, and an unscented variety, these natural roll-on deodorants offer me all-day protection and they neither stain clothing, nor do they irritate my sensitive skin. I am particularly fond of the Vanilla Jasmine scent! They are not antiperspirants, and therefore will not prevent sweating. Purchase Again? I just opened another scent!
Overall Assessment: I am pleased that I finished up 9 products before they went bad! Nothing bothers me more than having to throw products away because I didn't use them before they spoiled. What did you use up, toss out, return or give away in March. Any great, or awful, products to report?

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Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Derma E Crepey Skin Repair Treatment Review

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Derma E Crepey Skin Repair Treatment is an ultra thick, rich and moisturizing cream to treat crepey skin on the body and neck. I should preface this review by stating, first and foremost, that I do not have crepey skin, but this winter I had unusually dry skin as a result of the cold and wet season that we had. Therefore, I had the perfect opportunity to try this treatment on my very dry arms. It has a texture that is more like a concentrated body butter, than a cream, and it is quite concentrated. Therefore, I only use a small amount for excellent results. Simply massage this antioxidant-rich cream into the skin, and the the AHAs gently exfoliate dead skin cells while the nourishing formula moisturizes and plumps the skin. It has a light herbal aroma, but it fades quickly, and it isn't in the least bit imposing. I have only used it on my arms, but I am quite pleased by the extent to which my skin no longer looks or feels so dry.

According to Derma E,

Highly-efficacious restorative cream addresses dry, crepey skin, transforming it to visibly smoother, hydrated and firmer skin. Restore's skin health for a youthful appearance.


  • Formulated with Derma E's unique Anti-Crepe Complex of Plum, Cranberry and Apple Extracts, Vitamins A & E, AHAs and Caffeine to reduce the look of crepey skin and restore skin health for a youthful appearance


  • 100% Vegan and Cruelty-free
  • Recyclable & wind energy certified
  • Formulated without GMOs, gluten, or soy

Key Ingredients:

  • Copper Peptides: Visibly help improve thickness and firmness
  • Resveratrol: Powerful antioxidant that guards against free radicals that may degrade collagen
  • Anti-Crepe Complex: Supports collagen health, hydrates and conditions skin
  • Caffeine: Firms & tones skin on neck, chest and arms
  • Vitamins A&E: Hydrate and condition sun damaged skin

Directions: Apply as needed to body, concentrating on crepey skin areas. For best results, first use our Crepey Skin Pre-treatment Exfoliating Scrub.

Ingredients: Purified Water, Glycerin (Vegetable Derived), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol (Plant Derived), Stearic Acid (Vegetable Derived), Glyceryl Stearate Citrate (Vegetable Derived), Glyceryl Stearate SE, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Polysorbate 20, Dimethyl MEA, Prunus Domestica (Plum) Seed Oil, Vaccinum Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Fruit Extract, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Bakuchiol, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Salvia Sclarea (Clary Sage) Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Caffeine, Retinol, Resveratrol, Copper PCA, Vaccinium Myrtillus Fruit Extract, Saccharum Officinarum (Sugarcane) Extract, Acer Saccharum (Sugar Maple) Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Polyphenols, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Allantoin, Panthenol (Provitamin B5), Xanthan Gum, Sodium Hydroxide, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Potassium Sorbate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol.

Overall Assessment: While I cannot speak to its ability to eliminate the appearance of crepey skin, I can unequivocally state that it nourished and effectively hydrated the unusually dry skin on my arms this winter. I am such a fan of Derma E, and it has long been a trusted brand in my household.

$21.50 for 6 oz. from Derma E, Ulta, Target, iHerb and Walmart (Affiliate Links). Press Sample. All views expressed are categorically my own. 

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Tuesday, March 28, 2023

FABA Ziptop Handcrafted Leather Handbag in Periwinkle by Ane Howard

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I recently discovered an incredible brand, FABA, that features stunning wearable art made by Ane Howard. She is a multimedia artist, from Southern California, whose artistic practice informs her distinctive wearable art. As both a fashion designer and artist, her artistic visions come to life in all of the beautiful things she creates.

About Ane Howard and FABA (Fine Art by Ane),

The FABA boutique is based in Southern California. Founded in 2022 by fine artist Ane Howard out of a desire for eco-friendly art to wear, she creates exclusive, quality garments meant to bring beauty to your life and limit your carbon footprint. Shop Less. Buy Quality.

Self-taught artist and ecofashion designer Ane Howard describes her works as 'the expression of ideas and emotions sourced directly from my life and the culture I live in and a reflection of my personal growth.' Ane uses different mediums to express what she sees and feels, be it art on canvas or art as fashion, art to wear. 

Merging her love of abstract and figurative expressionism with the artist's decades of artistic exploration in different forms such as dance, theater, film, and writing, the works presented in Summer 2021 at the International Art Museum of America are Howard's major independent work of the past two years.

Fashion Art by Ane is art-to-wear luxury boutique launched by California-based fine artist Ane Howard.

Fine Art by Ane art gallery is dedicated to bringing art to all in its many forms, may it be a painting to home decor and exclusive fashion. Launched in 2021 in Southern California, it is receiving national and international recognition as a destination website for exclusive gifts and art collectors.

Ane offers her original artwork, fine art prints, furniture, home decor items, and eco-friendly clothing all designed and created by the artist.

According to FABA,

Made with exquisite craftsmanship, this luxurious ZipTop Handbag from Ane Howard's flagship collection is expertly crafted with Italian leather in a classic periwinkle hue. The perfect accessory for a refined and stylish look.


  • Secure zip fastening
  • Three internal pockets
  • 18.5" x 12.2" x 5.7"
  • Long leather handles
  • Handmade to order in London
  • Flagship Signature Collection

Care Instructions: Surface wipe only. Clean gently by hand with mild soapy damp cloth.

FABA Ziptop Handcrafted Handbag in Periwinkle is a gorgeous bag made from supple upcycled leather from Italy, and it is handmade in London. The logo, which was hand-drawn by Ane, is on just one side of the bag. The bag is a generous size, 18.5" x 12.2" x 5.7", and therefore it accommodates a tremendous amount of clothing, books, or whatever you need to carry (in the picture above, I have crammed it full of clothing for a weekend trip). Its durability, excellent construction and the materials used means that it can carry a lot of weight without compromising the integrity of this handbag. The top of the bag is secured by a zipper, and the long leather handles allow the bag to fit nicely under the arm. It features a zipper compartment inside, but also 3 open pockets, and therefore things do not tend to get lost (as they often do in large cavernous bags).

The bottom is thoughtfully designed with 5 metal feet that protect the leather bottom of the bag.
The interior is spacious, and since the zipper opens completely, one is able to utilize all of the interior space, and it is easy to access larger items.
Every single detail is thoughtfully conceived, including the charming metal heart pull from the interior zipper compartment.

As an independent fine artist, Ane Howard launched a Patreon account, and if you are interested in learning more about this, click here. This offers you exclusive access to: FABA wearable art before anyone else, behind-the-scenes content that shares Ane’s creative process, and extra special savings that won’t be given to the general public.

Overall Assessment: This is such a gorgeous handmade handbag, and I can use it for overnight trips, daily use and whenever I have a lot to carry! The quality is exquisite, the craftsmanship is superb and it is stunning in every way. Additionally, it is a sustainable product made from upcycled Italian leather, and this type of eco-consciousness is something we need a lot more of in this era! A+

$381.00 from FABA (Unaffiliated Links). Press Sample. All views expressed are categorically my own. 

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Monday, March 27, 2023

Boxwalla April Beauty Box: The Pleasures of Spring Featuring Bloomeffects

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Boxwalla's eco-luxe beauty boxes are an extraordinary value, and the products themselves are nothing short of spectacular. Their carefully curated cruelty-free green beauty boxes are a tremendous value, with steep discounts, and they feature truly covet-worthy luxurious, and sustainably crafted beauty products.

The Boxwalla Beauty Subscription box is curated for the luxury-loving skincare enthusiast. In our beauty boxes, you will discover the most effective & innovative plant-based beauty products that redefine luxury skincare. By showcasing not only the benefits of each product we feature but also how they can be incorporated into skincare routine steps, we help you figure out how to build a skincare routine for your unique skin needs. Intrigued? Subscribe to our Beauty subscription boxes below.

April Theme: The Pleasures of SpringEach box contains three beautiful products from Bloomeffects Skincare.

About Bloomeffects Skincare,

Bloomeffects was created by Kim Van Haaster in 2019 to harness the potency of the flavanoid-rich tulips into beautiful, luxuriously effective skincare. The tulips come from her husband's family farm (he is a fourth-generation tulip farmer in the Netherlands). 

Field to Face skincare! After the tulip bulbs are harvested, the stem cells are extracted, which forms the basis of the Bloomeffects Proprietary Dutch Tulip Complex. The complex is rich in antioxidants and natural moisturizing factors. Kim also has very sensitive skin, which informs the formulation of each of her products.

She says, 'I guess you could call me a bit of a global citizen! I am of Chinese/Vietnamese descent, born and raised in Melbourne, Australia. I then located to NYC for almost 10 years before falling in love with a tulip farmer and moving to the Netherlands for love.'

The Beauty Box is themed The Pleasures of Spring. We are celebrating the coming of spring by taking a trip with Bloomeffects, all the way to the Netherlands, to their tulip fields. Bloomeffects uses the skin-restoring potency of the Dutch Tulip, upcycling blooms from their own 117-year-old family tulip farm.

This Box contains (Cost to subscribe $49.95. Retail Value $138.00):

  • Bloomeffects Black Tulip Facial Treatment ($94.00)
  • Bloomeffects Royal Tulip Cleansing Jelly ($29.00)
  • Bloomeffects Tulip Dew Cream ($15.00)

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Bloomeffects Black Tulip Facial Treatment (full size, 50ml): This stunning purple gem is the embodiment of luxury skincare. It is a hardworking multitasker that can be used as a face cream, or as a face mask, and it is nourishing, hydrating and soothing. Bloomeffects utilizes their potent proprietary Black Tulip Complex that, "contains upcycled Black Tulip petals that have the highest flavonoid count of all tulips, making it a very potent antioxidant that protects against free radical damage."

After use, this visionary treatment seals in moisture, plumps and smoothes fine lines and leaves skin rejuvenated and luminous. Furthermore, the Malic Acid, Lactic Acid and Pomegranate Enzymes gently exfoliate dead skin cells and brighten and even skin tone.

According to Bloomeffects,

A daily facial treatment that instantly hydrates, energizes and softens skin. This botanically-enriched treatment with 31 extracts acts as a hydrating moisturizer, wipe-off mask, and luxurious night cream all-in-one to instantly revive and energize skin. Malic and Lactic Acids combined with Pomegranate Enzymes help to brighten and even skin tone while powerful youth-preserving active ingredients Squalane, Niacinamide, Peptides and Saponaria Pumila and Orchid Stem Cells seal in moisture, plump skin and smooth fine lines and wrinkles for a restored youthful complexion.

DirectionsAs a cream: Using the spatula, scoop a leveled amount and apply directly to the skin in an upward motion, massaging until the color becomes clear. Apply to clean skin on top of serum or treatment to lock in hydration and improve results.

As a mask: Using the spatula, scoop a generous amount and apply a thick layer directly onto clean skin, until the color is a purple tint. Leave on for up to 20 minutes and wipe off or massage excess into the skin and décolletage.

TOP TIP: Combine with Black Tulip Cryotherapy Tools for deeper penetration of product into the skin for the most invigorating facial experience.


IngredientsAqua (Water), Squalane, Hydroxypropyl Starch Phosphate, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Glycerin, Lauryl Laurate, Niacinamide, Polyglyceryl-4 Caprate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Hydroxystearic/Linolenic/Oleic Polyglycerides, Coco-Glucoside, Cetyl Alcohol, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Tulipa Gesneriana Flower Extract*, Calanthe Discolor (Orchid) Extract, Ceramide Np, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-38, Sodium Pca, Lactic Acid (L), Malic Acid (L), Sodium Hyaluronate (L), Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Rubus Chamaemorus (Cloud Berry) Seed Oil, Adansonia Digitata (Baobab) Seed Oil, Moringa Oleifera Seed Oil, Euterpe Oleracea (Acai) Fruit Oil, Jojoba Oil/Macadamia Seed Oil Esters, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Lecithin, Jojoba Esters, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Wax, Polyglycerin-3, Lactobacillus/Punica Granatum Fruit Ferment Extract, Acacia Decurrens Flower Wax, Melia Azadirachta (Neem) Leaf Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Tocopherol (D-Alpha), Melia Azadirachta (Neem) Flower Extract, Corallina Officinalis Extract, Gluconolactone, Coccinia Indica Fruit Extract, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Flour, Hydrolyzed Gardenia Florida Extract, Solanum Melongena (Eggplant) Fruit Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Flower Extract, Saponaria Pumila Callus Culture Extract, Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Extract, Ocimum Sanctum Leaf Extract, Ocimum Basilicum (Basil) Flower/Leaf Extract, Phytosterols, Phytosteryl Macadamiate, Tocopherol, Kinetin, Hydroxypropyl Cyclodextrin, Dimethylmethoxy Chromanol, Calcium Gluconate, Sodium Gluconate, Maltodextrin, Isomalt, Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Methyl Stearoyl Taurate, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Sodium Hydroxide, Benzyl Alcohol, T-Butyl Alcohol, Alcohol Denat, Citric Acid.

*Part of the Bloomeffects Proprietary Black Tulip Complex. Our youth-restoring Black Tulip Complex is powered by upcycled Black Tulip petals harvested from our 115-year-old Dutch family farm’s award-winning tulips. Through government grants in partnership with the University of Leiden, we discovered the regenerative properties of Black Tulip petals. This deep, dark tulip contains the highest flavonoid count, which features high antioxidant properties that protect against free radical damage, preserving the youth of the skin for instantly visible, clinically-proven results.

Bloomeffects Royal Tulip Cleansing Jelly (full size, 90 ml): This is such a special and unique cleanser, and is such a distinct pleasure to use. The jelly melts into a glorious balm when it meets the warmth of the skin, and then it emulsifies into a milky emulsion in the presence of water. Simply massage it into the skin and it effectively removes dirt, makeup and sunscreen, and it rinses clean without leaving behind any sort of residue. This antioxidant-rich formula leaves skin soft, glowing and hydrated.

According to Bloomeffects, 

Our award-winning Royal Tulip Cleansing Jelly is now available in a convenient travel and eco-friendly Picea ™ wood tube dispensing in the palm of your hand, perfect for on-the-go or in shower use.  

Our luxurious Cleansing Jelly effectively cleanses without stripping the skin of its natural oils by combining the best attributes of a gel cleanser, cleansing balm, milk cleanser, cream cleanser and cleansing oil all in one. Starting out as a soothing gel, this innovative formula dissolves dirt and makeup with the efficacy of an oil and emulsifies into an easy-to-rinse cleansing milk. As you cleanse, our Proprietary Dutch Tulip Complex and a bouquet of earth-sourced botanicals plump skin with hydration so it feels soft, supple, and never tight

Directions: Using fingertips, gently massage over dry skin to melt away makeup. Once makeup is completely dissolved, wet fingers and massage jelly, transforming it into a cleansing milk. Rinse away impurities with warm water or wipe away residue with damp cloth.

IngredientsCaprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Water (Aqua), Ethyl Macadamiate, Sucrose Laurate, Sucrose Palmitate, Tulipa Gesneriana/Kaurmanniana Meristem Cell Lysate Filtrate Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Fragaria Ananassa (Strawberry) Seed Oil, Prunus Cerasus Seed Oil, Sodium Lactate, Corallina Officinalis Extract, Malic Acid, Tocopherol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Coccinia Indica Fruit Extract, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Melia Azadirachta Flower Extract, Melia Azadirachta Leaf Extract, Benzyl Alcohol, Magnesium Sulfate, Sodium Gluconate, Calcium Carbonate, Sodium Phytate, Betaine, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenethyl Alcohol, Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid, Sodium Hydroxide.

Bloomeffects Tulip Dew Cream (travel size, 15ml): is a very emollient lightweight and fast absorbing gel-cream that instantly moisturizes the skin, and leaves it soft, radiant, dewy and comfortable. It delivers immediate hydration and the pleasant aroma is natural and light.

Bloomeffects uses their proprietary Dutch Tulip Complex and a nourishing multivitamin complex– consisting of Vitamins B3, Vitamin B5, C and E– that helps protect skin against environmental damage, and it leaves skin with a dewy glow as the name suggests. This wondrous cream is formulated for normal to dry skin, and it effectively addresses dryness, dullness, uneven skin tone– along with softening the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by plumping the skin.

According to Bloomeffects,

Our new Tulip Dew Cream is specifically formulated with universal light reflecting pigments to illuminate skin while blurring the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Use as a daily moisturizer for that effortless glow from-within look.

The improved lightweight texture layers seamlessly under other skincare and makeup without any pilling. Just like the morning dew on a tulip, the integrated gel-cream instantly replenishes and moisturizes skin to deliver the most radiant and dewy complexion. This vitamin-fueled glow getter features a reformulated oil blend enriched with essential fatty acids to help retain moisture, reinforce and smooth skin’s surface now more than ever. Powered by our Proprietary Dutch Tulip Complex and a multivitamin complex of Vitamins B3 (Niacinamide), Vitamin B5 (Panthenol), C and E to improve dullness and protect against environmental damage with a pleasant scent that’s free of any synthetic fragrance or essential oils.


  • Glistening and lightweight gel-cream texture provides a burst of hydration to the skin
  • Provides instant radiance and long-lasting dewy moisture throughout the day
  • Plumps and smooths skin while minimizing the appearance of pores, fine lines and wrinkles
  • Helps maintain the skin’s protective moisture barrier to prevent moisture loss
  • Provides protection against environmental stressors
  • Creates a radiant base for makeup
  • Pleasant smell without any synthetic fragrance or essential oils
  • This is a light yet luscious potion that is a wonderfully hydrating day cream and/or primer! 

Directions: Apply to entire face after toner, serum, and before SPF in the morning as a part of your daily routine to give your skin a revitalizing start. 

Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Squalane, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil/Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil, Niacinamide, Propanediol, Glyceryl Stearate, Sodium Starch Octenylsuccinate, Sclerotium Gum, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tulipa Hybrid Flower Extract, Hydrolyzed Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Glycerin, Panthenol, Gluconolactone, 3-O-Ethyl Ascorbic Acid, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Arginine, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin) Seed Extract, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Root Extract, Calcium Gluconate, Hydroxypropyl Starch Phosphate, Caprylyl Glycol, Sodium Gluconate, Sodium Lactate, Sodium Benzoate, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Phenethyl Alcohol.

Overall Assessment: This box reflects the perfect pairing between the extraordinary curation, for which Boxwalla is known, and the otherworldly products, for which Bloomeffects is known! A+

*THIS IS A SUBSCRIPTION* You will be charged immediately when you purchase. Automatic renewal occurs every two months until you cancel.

Press Sample. All views expressed are categorically my own. 
$49.95 ($138.00 value) from Boxwalla (Affiliate Links).

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Sunday, March 26, 2023

Westman Atelier Pop-Up at The Grove in Los Angeles

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Westman Atelier has a Pop-Up shop at The Grove in Los Angeles, and if you are in LA– or will be– then you might want to check out their boutique in-person. You will even have the opportunity to see Gucci Westman!


including Westman Atelier bestsellers, limited edition shades, and your soon-to-be-favorite lifestyle accessories.


and learn how to achieve that Gucci glow.


Complimentary makeup appointment.



Visit The Grove for directions and parking information.



Gucci at The Grove
Monday, March 27, 2023
Join Gucci in-store to celebrate the opening of our very first pop-up store!

Clean Beauty Happy Hour 
Wednesday, March 29, 2023
We're serving up makeup tips and mocktail toasts. Stop by for complimentary makeup appointments and Ghia aperitifs. 

Wake Up with Westman: The Gucci Glow
Saturday, April 1, 2023
For a morning as effortless as your makeup routine, join us for breakfast bites and quick touchups featuring Gucci’s glowy skin go-tos. 

Clean Beauty Happy Hour 
Wednesday, April 5, 2023
Reserve Appointment during Clean Beauty Happy Hour
We're serving up makeup tips and mocktail toasts. Stop by for complimentary makeup appointments and Ghia aperitifs. 

Makeup & Matcha
Saturday, April 8, 2023
Enjoy a matcha on us and get shade matched by our Clean Beauty Concierge makeup artists.

Clean Beauty Happy Hour 
Wednesday, April 12, 2023
Reserve Appointment during Clean Beauty Happy Hour
We're serving up makeup tips and mocktail toasts. Stop by for complimentary makeup appointments and Ghia aperitifs. 

Squeaky Clean Juices
Saturday, April 15, 2023
Complimentary, refreshing squeaky clean juices inspired by our juicy Squeaky Clean Liquid Lip Balm. 

Custom Engraving
Sunday, April 16, 2023
A memento made personal. Complimentary engraving with your purchase of an eligible Westman Atelier compact.

Clean Beauty Happy Hour 
Wednesday, April 19, 2023
Reserve Appointment during Clean Beauty Happy Hour
We're serving up makeup tips and mocktail toasts. Stop by for complimentary makeup appointments and Ghia aperitifs.
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