Thursday, February 27, 2014

Ayres Body Butter

Recently Birchbox ran a contest on twitter for their Birchblogger community where they were giving away Ayres Beauty Body Butters for to try and review. I entered the contest and I was selected. I was super excited and couldn’t believe that I was selected. But my surprise does not end there. For the contest we had to tweet what Ayres Beauty Body Butter we wanted to try. I chose Patagonia. So I thought I was just going to receive the Patagonia body butter and a sample of the Patagonia Shea Butter soap, which was another item they were going to include. When I received the package, I was soooooooooooo excited to see that I had received all three scents of the Ayres Body Butter… of course I started dancing around from the excitement. 

The Ayres brand is inspired by the street, bars and women of Buenos Aires, Argentina. In traditional Spanish, the name of the city was spelled "Buenos Ayres"m hence the name of the brand Ayres.
The Body Butters have a paraben-ree formula, contains a signature blend of natuarl plant emollients, herbal extracts, shea butter, and vitamins, such as Vitamin E to soothe and moisturize skin. The Body Butters are currently available in Pampas Sunries, Midnight Tango, and Patagonia.
The Birchnox Shop describes the scent as follows:
Pampas Sunrise: anchored by cedarwood, invigorates with citrus, patchouli, and spearmint notes.
Midnight Tango: a blend of orange blossom and vanilla
Patagonia: is a soothing mix of jasmine, lavender, ylang-ylang, and fir
The soap is a rich blend of cocoa butter, shea butter and olive oil cleanses, hydrates and softens skin. Available in the same scents as the body butters.
All three Body Butters smell amazing, but my favorite is Patagonia. You do not need to use a lot of product to feel your skin instantly smoother and moisturized. Another plus about this body butter is that it is absorbed very quickly by the skin, so you do not feel greasy or oily as some other lontions/body butters may feel.
The soap is really moisturizing and does not leave the skin feeling dry and it smells amazing.
After using the producst for a little bit, I think I might have fallen in love and I'm definitely picking up more of the body butters after I use all three of them and I will try out Ayres' other products as well. If you have not checked Ayres out yet, you should definitely do so at either the Birchbox site or Ayres' site. The Body Butter sell for $28 for a 6.75 oz tub and the soap sells for $10 for a 6.35 oz bar at the Birchbox Shop and Ayres site.
*Disclaimer: I received these product through a twitter contest. All opinions are mine and I did not receive any monetary compensation from Birchbox nor Ayres.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Montagne Jeunesse Clay Spas

I'm writing this blog post to tell you guys about a product I received complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes. I recently received the ViolteVoxBox, and one of the products was the Montagne Jeunesse’s Red Earth Clay Spa Masque. I'm always excited to try masks, so needless to say, I was super excited to receive this product.  

The clay spa masks are applies lie a paper mask. You leave them on for 10-15 minutes and then massage and rinse the remnants. It was quite funny looking at myself in the mirror with the mask on. I felt like someone from a horror movie (think Jason, but with a red mask). The mask was cool when I first applied it. As the minutes went by, I started to feel my face tighten a little bit, which is typical of clay masque. What I liked about this mask though was that it was not as drying as most clay masques. Once I rinsed my face, it instantly felt really soft and hydrated. I would highly recommend these masques. They reasonably priced at $2.49 at Walmart. These masques are also available in Dead Sea Mud Spa and Glacial Clay Spa.