This is an okay product. I like that it is light, blendable, leaves a subtle sheen on your cheeks thanks to the microshimmer and is very natural looking. It would be hard to look garish with this product. However, it is most definitely not a Golden color, and the packaging feels cheap. In fact, the clear plastic circle on the top of mine came loose and I had to tape it to prevent it falling into the blush. Also, mine may be old or something, but I have noticed the product "sweating" meaning that little beads of moisture collect on top of the blush, even when its not left in the sun. This doesn't affect the color, its just kind of annoying. I also notice that it takes a while to set on my cheeks before it isn't sticky to the touch. Despite the negatives, I would rebuy and try other colors because it is a very pretty, cheap, easy to apply cream blush that would be hard to overdo.
Lotions/ Creams -Unlisted Brand - EXTRA VIRGIN Coconut Oil (All brands)
sweetsierra 8/11/2012 2:04:00 PM
I am a huge fan of coconut oil. I use it as an eye makeup remover and I have used it as a facial moisturizer in the past, but found that it didn't do much in terms of acne and acne scars. That does not dampen my opinion of coconut oil in the least though. Along with dry skin brushing, it has helped drastically reduce the keratosis pilaris on my arms and legs. I apply it daily as a body moisturizer - and that is saying a lot because I am a person who cannot tolerate ANY greasyness on my body at all. I find most moisturizers unusable because they just leave me feeling disgustingly slick. However, coconut oil applied when I am still dripping wet from the shower does the trick. By the time the water has dried, the oil has soaked in and I am left with soft, not greasy skin. This is the only stuff I can tolerate. It is also a great deep conditioner for hair. I sometimes apply it on the ends of my dry hair, let it soak overnight, then wash off in the morning. I also occasionally use a tiny, tiny amount as a leave-in conditioner, if my hair is wet. Mine is organic, unrefined, and virgin-pressed so it has that faint coconut smell that I find yummy, but some find it reminds them too much of sunscreen. If you generally don't like coconut scent, buy a refined version. I buy mine at the local health store. Where I live, the price is quite steep (around 25$ for a 16oz jar) which seems like a lot for one food item. But when you consider all its uses and all the products its replacing, its extremely cheap for what it does and how long it lasts. I use mine in the kitchen to replace butter and it has lasted me about a year and a half, the same jar. (Don't worry, the moisturizing oil is scooped into a different container than the kitchen oil). The dietary benefits of coconut oil are a whole different can of worms on their own (lose weight, makes you feel fuller) but overall I cannot stop singing the praises of this fantastic product.