July 25, 2014

Gillette Venus Embrace Sensitive Razor & Satin Care Ultra Sensitive Shave Gel Review

Gillette Venus Embrace Sensitive Razor & Satin Care Ultra Sensitive Shave Gel
Gillette Venus Embrace Sensitive Razor & Satin Care Ultra Sensitive Shave Gel
Gillette Venus Embrace Sensitive Razor & Satin Care Ultra Sensitive Shave Gel

The skin both on my face and body is labeled as sensitive, which can mean a vast variety of descriptions such as easily irritated, translucent, temperamental, delicate, allergy-prone, photosensitive, and more. I had the opportunity to try out and review the new Venus Embrace Sensitive Razor as well as their Ultra Sensitive Shave Gel which when used together are an ideal hair removal pair for smooth, soft, skin. Being the frugal person I am, I always go for the cheap generic brand razors and shave cream when I shop but like with many things lacking in quality, I typically end up with some red razor bumps, irritation, and that dreaded prickly feeling shortly after a shower. Especially in the summer months when more skin is bare, investing a few extra dollars for a nice razor makes all the difference as it can allow a closer yet protected shave for optimal results.

The Embrace Sensitive Razor in particular has a pretty mint handle and a five blade head surrounded by an aloe moisture ribbon, complete with an included refill cartridge and a convenient suction cup shower hook. I use the Embrace mostly on my legs and underarms and it was easy to push and glide around contours, resulting in no nicks, cuts, or razor burn. I found I would get a closer shave if I put more pressure on the handle and also if the moisture ribbon was properly flattened down as the blades are so compact and close together. In use with the dye and fragrance free formula of the Ultra Sensitive shave gel, general irritation is minimized and shaving is made quick and comfortable without fuss or having to be too careful. If you have the extra cash to spend on the initial kit, the upkeep of a quality razor especially on sensitive skin can prevent unappealing effects and be a gentle alternative for easy maintenance, less time in the shower, and an overall pleasing experience.

What type of razor and shave gel do you use?
July 23, 2014

A New Career & Summer at Home | Little Thoughts

It's been a bit of a busy summer so far and awhile since I updated this blog with a personal Little Thoughts post. In short, I took on a new part-time position in the next town over which is far from my dream job but something stable to help support me and refresh my resume as I pursue classes or go on interviews at places more relevant to the path I am seeking. That being said, any time off I have had is dedicated towards spending time with family, catching up on housework, cooking from scratch, and tending to the garden. I'm hoping once I settle into a schedule I can find more free time to blog again since I miss it dearly and wish there were simply more hours in a day. I have a collection of products waiting to be photographed that I will post reviews on soon as well as some unedited drafts that need to be finished up so stay tuned for more frequent content in the next coming weeks. 

I've been saving my pennies and doing more goal planning this summer than road trips to the beach, but it's those little sacrifices we make now that will contribute to a better future. I believe this is the pinnacle point in my life where I will make vital choices that will affect me for a very long time, and so I will take steps with caution and avoid risk until I can safely feel the foundation is in place. These days I find most enjoyment seeing the garden thrive, cooking on the grill and nibbling on summer fruits, living vicariously through YouTube, and daydreaming about all the possibilities during my 23rd year which is coming up in about a month. 

In the meantime I have a queue running on my Tumblr blog and try to keep both my Twitter and Instagram as current as possible. I don't do much commenting because of limited free time and a snail-paced internet connection but I love reading your posts and always appreciate the feedback on mine.

Some little things that I have brought joy to me in the past few weeks: warm weather and bright sunshine, the birth of a baby in the family, CD's I kept that remind me of summer during high school, Wet n Wild Megalast nail colors, driving home at sunset, Sweet Leaf iced teas, small town country fairs, thoughtful compliments from elderly customers at work, keeping in touch with relatives, using up makeup products, and the inspiration to write.

What have you been up to this summer?
July 18, 2014

Mario Badescu Complexion Perfection Kit Exclusive Sale

Drying Lotion 1 fl ounce - 'The skin care first-aid must-have that flights pimples while you sleep.'
Drying Cream 0.5 ounces '- A dab of this sulfur-powered cream under makeup cancels redness while it helps clear blemishes.'
Special Healing Powder 0.5 ounces - 'Dust a small amount of this skin care powder onto trouble areas with a soft fan brush to manage shine and decongest pores.'

This three in one, use-as-needed kit features potent and versatile skin care remedies for the healing of blemishes and for preventative properties suitable for acne prone or oily skin types. It is available exclusively both in-store and online at Nordstrom during their anniversary sale from today July 18th to August 3rd (which also includes free shipping). I wanted to share this release not only because I love the Mario Badescu skin care brand as a whole, but also because this all inclusive collection offers full size products with a total value of $43 which is a great deal for such high quality and effective formulas. Whether you experience monthly hormonal acne or just the occasional unfortunate pimple, this is the perfect set to have on hand to rid of any skin woes as soon as humanly possible. Read about my MB product reviews or buy this kit here.

What is your blemish fighting product of choice?
July 11, 2014

Gacela of Unforeseen Love

No one understood the perfume
of the dark magnolia of your womb.
Nobody knew that you tormented
a hummingbird of love between your teeth.
A thousand Persian horses fell asleep
in the plaza with moon of your forehead,
while through four nights I embraced
your waist, enemy of the snow.
Between plaster and jasmines, your glance
was a pale branch of seeds.
I sought in my heart to give you
the ivory letters that say always,
Always, always: garden of my agony,
your body elusive always,
that blood of your veins in my mouth,
your mouth already lightless for my death.

-Frederico Garcia Lorca

Jordan / 22 / Virgo ♍ / Michigan
This blog is an expression of my love for beauty, style, art, and all things bohemian, kawaii, or topped with a bow. I adore alpacas, succulent gardens, thrifting, travel, LoZ, and regularly feed an addiction to iced coffee, Youtube, nude lipstick, and my pink 3DS XL ♡

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