Sunday, June 24, 2012

June Bloom Ambassador Box

 And now for a break in our regularly scheduled polish program....
I had shopped happily at Bloom.com for quite some time when I heard about their Ambassador program. I applied and was thrilled to get accepted. This is going to be a long post because the June box is filled with awesome products I'd like to share with you! This is my first month's goodie box and my thoughts on all of the products included.

Five Pacifica products which came in a delightfully packaged box inside of the main box.




Pacifica Color Quench All Natural Lip Tint
 From the Bloom description:
For spot-on sheer color and all-day hydration for your lips, Pacifica Color Quench All Natural Moisture Lip Tint is a must-have! Essential fatty acids from avocado and coconut oils keep your lips perfectly moisturized and in kissable condition. Subtle, luminous color and a terrific scent and flavor keep your mood elevated and your face happy. With a 100% recyclable tube and a formula that is free of parabens, mineral oils, and petroleums, this is your next favorite lip tint!
How It Works:
  • Avocado oil protects and rebuilds the lipid layer of lips for a fresh, youthful appearance and softens dry or flaky areas.
  • Coconut oil is an intense conditioner that is long lasting for all-day smoothness.
  • Cocoa seed butter is an emollient that conditions and promotes elasticity.
  • Vitamin E is an antioxidant superstar that protects lips and surrounding skin from the oxidative stress of sun damage and decreases the frequency and severity of skin diseases.
  • Rosemary leaf extract contains protective antioxidants and soothing anti-inflammatory properties.
 First off, the packaging on these (and all the Pacifica products) are so pretty!  Blood orange is just the right amount of tint and a yummy smell. I'm not a big lip color person, so these suit me perfectly. The coconut smell is wonderful but a bit strong for me, right under my nose. They moisturize dry lips, don't leave that sticky feeling and only a tiny bit greasy which I've found is the trade off for more natural lip products. I will use these up! I love what's in them (natural ingredients) and I love what's not in them (SPF -- I don't want to eat that stuff!)

Pacifica Indian Coconut Nectar Body Butter and Pacifica Tuscan Blood Orange Body Butter

From the Bloom descriptions:
An ambrosia of exotic locations – that’s the essence of Pacifica Body Butter in Indian Coconut Nectar. With fragrance notes of coconut and creamy vanilla, this unforgettable scent perfectly captures the intrigue of far away places. This nourishing and moisturizing body butter is free of parabens and glutens, and is 100% vegan.

 Tangy citrus for spicy ladies – that’s the essence of Pacifica Body Butter in Tuscan Blood Orange. With fragrance notes of orange, tangerine, raspberry, strawberry, and petigrain, this complex and sophisticated fragrance is great for layering with other fragrances – it adds life and energy whether you wear it alone or paired with another favorite scent. This nourishing and moisturizing body butter is free of parabens and glutens, and is 100% vegan.
How It Works:
  • Shea butter is a rich emollient that keeps skin hydrated and leaves skin soft and supple.
  • Almond oil softens, nourishes, and revives skin.
  • Safflower oil is rich in fatty acids to nourish and hydrate skin.
  • Rose hip seed oil is rich in Vitamin A and stimulates the natural metabolic functions of skin cells.
  • White tea extract is used as a detoxifying agent to clarify and freshen skin.
  • Essential and natural oils lend clear, distinct fragrance notes to perfume and other scented beauty products. 
 Coconut Crushed Pearl Bronzing Body Butter 
From the Bloom description:
Don’t risk overexposure to UV light just to get that base tan you need to look great in your favorite sleeveless blouse or your new summer mini. Just use a dab of Pacifica Coconut & Pearls Bronzing Body Butter to create a healthy, radiant sun-kissed glow. With moisturizers, skin conditioners, and vitamins, this vegan bronzer gives your skin the perfect tan and a touch of shimmer.
How It Works:
  • Glycerin is an effective humectant that binds moisture to skin cells to prevent dehydration.
  • Safflower oil is rich in fatty acids to nourish and hydrate skin.
  • Shea butter is a rich emollient that keeps skin hydrated and leaves skin soft and supple.
  • Sweet almond oil is an intense emollient that hydrates skin and locks in moisture. Considered a natural moisturizing factor (NMF), it helps skin retain adequate moisture levels and binds with the skin’s natural lipid layer to improve its texture and feel.
  • Iron oxides are natural minerals used as non-irritating and long-lasting pigments.
  • Vitamins A, C, and E have antioxidant components to protect skin from damage caused by sun and environmental exposure.
 I really like these lotions! Goes on easily, absorbs quickly, smells great, doesn't feel heavy or sticky on the skin, moisturizes and the bronzer leaves an ever so subtle shimmer. My favorite is without question the blood orange even though the coconut is really yummy as well. The blood orange just has the perfect blend of fruity goodness, but it's not too sweet.

Pacifica Island Vanilla Roll-on Perfume

The perfect vanilla – that’s the essence of Pacifica Roll-On Perfume in Island Vanilla. With fragrance notes of florals, fruits, and a lush, sexy vanilla, this dynamic, Tahitian scent perfectly captures the magic of the islands. This perfume is free of parabens and glutens, and is 100% vegan.

How It Works:
  • Natural, pure grain alcohol is a corn sourced and gluten free base for fragrances.
  • Essential and natural oils lend clear, distinct fragrance notes to perfume and other scented beauty products.
I've been making the move to all natural chemical free products as much as possible since being pregnant and this lovely scent fits in well with that as I've pretty much abandoned synthetic perfumes and scents. This doesn't have a very long staying power but I love it and will wear it all summer long!!

Booty Parlor’s Flirty Little Secret Firming Bronzer
Image courtesy of Bloom.com

From the Bloom description: Booty Parlor Flirty Little Secret Bronze Edition is a stunning multi-tasking formula that creates a golden glow on your skin, attracts the fun crowd, and firms your skin all over. Formulated with a proprietary pheromone blend, this flirty favorite will inspire body-to-body chemistry and make you even more irresistible that you already are. Plus, wheat proteins and skin polishers smooth and perfect your outer beauty. (Please note: Not a sunless tanner.)
Who It’s For: Recommended for all skin types.
How It Works:
  • Tritisol XM firms and tightens skin for a youthful appearance.
  • UGL Complex increases firmness and tone in skin.
  • Pheromones enhance the libido and create a romantic mood.
Suggested Use: Smooth on skin all over body for a sexy glow.

I don't know about the firming claims, I'm generally afraid of bronzers and who knows if the "pheromones" work...but when I came out wearing it, my husband remarked in front of my dad and my kids that I was pretty :D Coincidence? ;)
It smells an awful lot like black tea to me, which is wonderful, I really like the smell! And once I started smoothing it on, I thought for sure this will be a George Hamilton like disaster! But I was pleasantly surprised. I was in fact not at all too orangey and my not sun-kissed skin parts all of a sudden matched my arms which have already seen the hot summer sun quite a bit. Overall? Happy me and I would keep this on my summer must haves list!

Kaia Bamboo Facial Cleansing Cloths
From the Bloom description:
No matter how late it is, or how tired you are before falling into bed, Kaia Bamboo Facial Cleansing Cloths will cleanse your skin and remove impurities and makeup without rinsing or water! This four-in-one product performs the combined function of a cleanser, toner, eye make-up remover, and cleansing cloth, leaving your skin feeling refreshed, soothed, and nourished. Formulated with organic Canadian honey and infused with eight pure citrus essential oils and sunflower seed oil, it cleans impurities without leaving behind a tight-skin feeling. These cleansing cloths are so effective that they remove mascara, even waterproof mascara, gently, without tugging and pulling!
If you suffer from sensitive skin, you know that the ingredients found in many “wet wipes” are not always suited for your skin. The beauty of bamboo is that it is very, very soft, unlike rayon (which is what most cleansing wipes are made from, along with wood fibers), which can be rough and can pull on the delicate skin in the eye area or cheeks. Perfect for those with red, irritated, and inflamed skin and those suffering from rosacea, these cashmere soft cloths and gentle cleansing formula will leave skin clean, without causing any aggravation.
Who It's For: Ideal for all skin types, including sensitive or rosacea-prone skin.
How It Works:
  • Bamboo is naturally able to eliminate bacteria, stays fresher and odor-free for longer and is more hygienic and healthier than any other fiber. In China, bamboo fiber is used to make medical gowns, as it is naturally antimicrobial and perfect for a sterile environment. The bamboo used in Kaia Cleansing Cloths is unbleached to keep it free from chemicals.
  • Grapefruit oil tightens puffy skin, reduces enlarged pores and removes impurities.
  • Lemon oil is a powerful astringent and antiseptic.
  • Lime oil has astringent and antiseptic properties and boosts skin circulation and clears congested skin
  • Bergamot oil has antiseptic and antibiotic properties.
  • Mandarin oil has good antiseptic and cell rejuvenating properties.
  • Orange oil nourishes skin and improves skin tone for a healthy, smooth look.
  • Spearmint oil is has antiseptic properties and can prevent pimples and acne. 
  • Tangerine oil increase circulation to the skin.
  • Canadian organic honey is an emollient and nutrient with antioxidant and anti-microbial properties with the ability to absorb and retain moisture.
  • Sunflower seed oil is a rich emollient high in linoleic and oleic essential fatty acids and vitamin E.
  • Sodium lauroyl oat amino acids, derived from oats, is an extremely mild cleansing agent.
  • Panthenol is a moisturizer, derived from vitamin B5, with humectant-like properties that aid in skin absorption.
  • Salicylic acid gently exfoliates the skin, reducing sebum build-up.
  • Acacia gum, derived from the acacia tree, is soothing to the skin.
I am super sensitive to smells and this smells so great, and didn't trigger any headaches! Also worked like a charm to clean my face, left it feeling soft and not sticky or greasy. Maybe these will get me to take off my makeup at night! I'm so bad at that. I thought the size was just right, but I didn't have foundation on. I had to rub a bit to get off my waterproof eyeliner and there was a touch of irritation after, which went away on its own. It was no contest between cleaning my face with these, or using a washcloth. I love these wipes and will definitely want to keep these around.

Hope I helped you find some new beauty products to love!
XO, Victoria 

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