Beauty Product Review: Belif’s True Cream Aqua Bomb Moisturizer

If you’re experiencing summer as I have, then your summer truly started in May. That’s right. Here in the south things warm up a lot faster. We didn’t have to wait until June 21st to celebrate the first day of summer. She was already here sizzling us with her shiny bright hot rays a month in advance.

As we move into the hotter months, our skin care regimen must change. While summer was creeping up on us, I decided to try the moisturizer everyone was raving about. I had ran out Philosophy’s Hope in a Jar moisturizer, so I figured I had nothing to lose by trying something new. This new product just did not compare to the wonders of Hope in a Jar.

Before I give Belif’s True Cream Aqua Bomb a thumbs down, I must say it does hydrate pretty well. But, that’s about it. It did nothing more than that. My skin felt moisturized; however, the antioxidant fighting agents that were present in Philosophy’s Hope in a Jar were not there. Within a week of using the product, I could tell a difference in my skin. I had a few blemishes, and as Summer cranked her heat up, I had to use a tad bit more product as some areas of my face were intensively dry and flaky.

Hence, the verdict on this product is perhaps it is a great moisturizer for the cooler months of the year where you will not have to apply as much to be satisfied. Also, to get the most bang out of your buck, I do not see the point in paying just about the same price as Hope in a Jar for a product that does not deliver nearly the same results. If your goal is just to place a moisturizer on your face daily after cleansing I would go for a drug store product that is cheaper. On the contrary, if you’re like me and you are working on your Halle Berry now, ensuring you age well with time, use a product that many love such as Hope in a Jar that I can contest to be great with keeping away blemishes, anti-aging and wrinkles, and being the ultimate hope in a jar that you can find at your local Ulta or Sephora.

Now, I must share that I have been testing out a lot of new beauty products lately. When I run out, which was the case with Belif, that is when I will share my results on how well the product worked. With that being said, I have switched from Philosophy altogether to Aveeno. Many people kept sharing with me their success with Aveeno. That made me really want to try it. Thus, info on Aveeno’s products coming soon.

Hope this review was helpful and insightful. I have used the entire jar of Belif. It took about two months to do so. Perhaps it didn’t deliver with the results for me and some of you may have better outcomes. My Belif was purchased at Sephora for $22 for the 25ml container. The standard size is $38 for 50ml of the product. On the other hand, a standard size version of Hope in a Jar is $39. Both products are very much loved by users. And this is not to say I am done with Belif, I do want to try their other moisturizer which may be more suitable for my skin. Whichever way the cookie crumbles, I’ll be sure to share.

Until then, cheers to well moisturized skin, Jewels!

Philosophy Skin Care Review

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When you open that door, you have entered the world of endless options. There on each shelf of every aisle, lies hundreds of products that promise to be the answer to your dry, oily, or combination skin. Well, really there isn’t any product that is capable of making us unicorns with glowing magical skin. But, one that has satisfied me for the past few months, yes I had it for a few months, is Philosophy’s Purity cleanser and renewed Hope in a jar moisturizer.

I have tried so many drug store brand cleansers, probably all of them, to where I got to a point where I just did not want to use anything else from the drug store. I figured I would pay the extra dollars, more than just a few extra dollars, and try something from Sephora. I love Mary Kay products as well, but this time I just wanted something different. I find myself looking for new products in everything these days. It’s great to try new things!

Anyways…I have enjoyed using Philosophy’s Purity cleanser and renewed Hope in a jar moisturizer.

The cleanser is great for two reasons. One, it removes makeup extremely well, this includes eye makeup. Two, it leaves my skin feeling very clean, brighter, and moist. I am very pleased with this cleanser. I saw results right away, and my face has been clear of breakouts while I have been using the product.

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Renewed Hope in a jar is just as great! The texture is light and creamy, not heavy. It leaves my face feeling moisturized. Plus, the moisture last all day!

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I use both products twice a day. You only need a dab of moisturizer for the entire face. Just a dime size amount of the cleanser. Because you only need a little bit of product to get a clean and moisturized face, this is why these products lasted for a few months.

I purchased it in the spring of this year, and both products ran out at the same time last week. So that is about seven months of use. I bought the cleanser and the moisturizer along with Philosophy’s microdelivery peel for $70.

I have found this product to be so great that I have bought more. And because I think it is so awesome I bought it for someone as a Christmas gift. So if you are in need of a new cleanser and moisturizer, Philosophy’s Purity and renewed Hope in a jar is a must try!

Glasses up, to beautiful skin Jewels!

Importance of Having a Skin Care Regimen

Let’s talk skin.

I would like to believe that most people want nice skin. Some may even question if it is possible to have skin you absolutely love. The answer is most definitely. Minimal pore, blemish less, acne, white/black head, pimple free skin is possible. Perfect skin is not, but you can get mighty close.

Personally, I have not always been a skin fanatic. Of course, I always freak out over pimples. But, I have recently, like this year, become obsessed with skin care. In the past, I would buy drug store products like Neutrogena, Aveeno, Clean & Clear, Noxzema, Olay, and others. Unfortunately, by the time I reached the bottom of the bottle none of the promises of the product were fulfilled, and the amount of money spent on the products could have been better served on something else. Now, this is not to say that these products do not work, but they certainly were not effective on me.

The other negative was I would take care of my skin only when I felt like it. I knew the value in sticking to a face regimen but I never would keep it up. I have always had issues with the pores on my chin and nose and whiteheads near my brows. I also have issues with dark pigmented areas on my face near the outer areas of my nose. Thankfully, pimples would only occur during “that time of the month”.

This is without makeup.
This is without makeup.

Recently, since January, I have been using Mary Kay’s skin care products. I love these products so much! I have seen tremendous changes in my face. My problem areas that I mentioned (monthly pimples, whiteheads, and big pores) have drastically died down. I literally have no more pimple, ever! The whiteheads have disappeared. The huge pores on my nose and chin have drastically become smaller. The dark areas are getting lighter and even with my complexion. My skin is also much firmer and the texture has remarkably changed. Overall, my face is a lot different.

I value skin care now more than ever, so much that I offer complimentary facials using Mary Kay products. I am a MK Beauty Consultant. I love everything about beauty and helping a woman feel beautiful inside and out.

Here I am with makeup on,no filter. Texture is blemish free.
Here I am with makeup on,no filter. Texture is blemish free.

There is a major difference even in my makeup since I have started this skin care regimen. The texture is absolutely flawless; this is as close to “poreless” as it is going to get. It is possible to achieve skin you can wear bare. 😉

Ladies, it is so important to take care of your skin. If you are doing what I use to do, which is take care of it sometimes, you have to start and stick to a regimen soon. More blog post to come on my skin care regimen and the products I use.

Do your research ladies and try things out. I hope you find the perfect skin care regimen that works for you. For immediate notification of the future blogs to come on skin care please submit your email address in the link, to follow this blog, bellow; or if you are a blogger just follow. 🙂

If you have any questions about skin care/ beauty please ask, I’ll be glad to help! You can do so by submitting a comment below or via email at thecurvychateau@yahoo.com. I’d love to hear from you all!

It’s your time to be the best you. You can get started by taking care of your skin, Jewels!