Subscription Addiction: Popsugar Must Have 
September 2014
This review is a little different from my normal subscription box reviews, as I am doing it about a particular month instead of the service in general.
The Box
$39 a month
$5 coupon - REFER5
Popsugar is a lifestyle subscription box that includes home, fitness, fashion, makeup, and food items curated by the editors of Popsugar.
The reason I subscribed to this box is the amazing value, always over $100 and usually closer to $200. The September 2014 box had a value of about $220. I also love this box because there are so many makeup and food boxes, but the lifestyle elements are awesome! 
This box included:
Tilo Modal Graduation Scarf in Raisin: $125
Letter C Design Hand Foiled Pencil Set: $5
Nicole Miller Round Interlock Earbud: $20
Rifle Paper Co Darance Dore Card Set: $18
Urban Remedy Vegan Almond Brownie: $6
Oribe Superfine Hairspray: $22
Ghirardelli Sea Salt and Almond Minis: $6
Nike $20 Gift Card
Urban Remedy $10 Gift Card
I absolutely loved the cards and pencils. The headphones and scarf were just not for me, based on colors. The brownie went to a friend who is glutan free. The Nike gift card and hairspray were just kind of in the middle for me. Overall, even though I didn’t like all of the items, they were great for gifts or swapping, and holy moly the value was up there. 
This is one that I am going to continue to subscribe to and review monthly. I hope to see some more home items in the future. If you are going to subscribe, make sure to use a coupon!

Subscription Addiction: Popsugar Must Have 

September 2014

This review is a little different from my normal subscription box reviews, as I am doing it about a particular month instead of the service in general.

The Box

$39 a month

$5 coupon - REFER5

Popsugar is a lifestyle subscription box that includes home, fitness, fashion, makeup, and food items curated by the editors of Popsugar.

The reason I subscribed to this box is the amazing value, always over $100 and usually closer to $200. The September 2014 box had a value of about $220. I also love this box because there are so many makeup and food boxes, but the lifestyle elements are awesome! 

This box included:

Tilo Modal Graduation Scarf in Raisin: $125

Letter C Design Hand Foiled Pencil Set: $5

Nicole Miller Round Interlock Earbud: $20

Rifle Paper Co Darance Dore Card Set: $18

Urban Remedy Vegan Almond Brownie: $6

Oribe Superfine Hairspray: $22

Ghirardelli Sea Salt and Almond Minis: $6

Nike $20 Gift Card

Urban Remedy $10 Gift Card

I absolutely loved the cards and pencils. The headphones and scarf were just not for me, based on colors. The brownie went to a friend who is glutan free. The Nike gift card and hairspray were just kind of in the middle for me. Overall, even though I didn’t like all of the items, they were great for gifts or swapping, and holy moly the value was up there. 

This is one that I am going to continue to subscribe to and review monthly. I hope to see some more home items in the future. If you are going to subscribe, make sure to use a coupon!

Product Review: Sonya Dakar Flash Facial

This is a more spendy product than I would normally review, I try to keep my product reviews on stuff that is accessible and reasonable for the average college student aka people who are basically broke. However, I loved this product so much! And I received it in a subscription box, so I decided eff it! It’s worth the investment.

At $95 a bottle it basically takes up an entire months worth of my beauty and skim care budget. So you gotta make it last! The instructions recommend using it daily, and the packaging brags about it being gentle enough for all skin types. Generally my skin is combination, oily in some parts and normal in others. I found that this product irritates the skin under and around my nose nostrils. One way to solve this would be to not apply it to this area (duh) but I have found that it works well to apply it every other day, alternating with a mask and scrub. Not only is my nose happy, but it is stretching the product out as well.

Sonya Dakar Flash Facial was recently sent out I a FabFitFun VIP Box, and a Sample Society Box. FabFitFun is a awesome box, similar to Popsugar Must Have, my all time favorite box which I will be reviewing soon. But at $50 it’s a spendy subscription. Usually the box are packed with products with a value of up to triple the cost. 

To apply this product properly start with dry and clean skin. Apply about a nickel to a quarters worth to your skin, in a thin even layer. Let it dry for about one to two minutes. During this time period the product goes from gel to a very thin liquid until it dries. The smell is very strong but not at all unpleasant. It definitely opens up your sinuses and can sting your eyes. But the cooling and tingling sensation just means it is working! At this point I jump into the shower and start sloffing away the skin in gentle massaging circles. The product will peel off along with dead skin cells. I follow with a gentle face wash, a rinse with cold water to close pores, and then all of my product. Toner, serum, moisturizer, eye cream. 

You are supposed to notice brighter and refined skin. The antioxidants are definitely at work! I loved the appearance of my skin, it seemed to glow and was definitely softer and plump! I am all for it! Just type in “Sonya Dakar Flash Facial” on Google and hit shopping and you can see several purchasing options, there are even smaller samples if you just want to try it or want a little skin treat! But FYI it is on sale on Amazin for $70 plus shipping. So take advantage!

Product Review: Sonya Dakar Flash Facial

This is a more spendy product than I would normally review, I try to keep my product reviews on stuff that is accessible and reasonable for the average college student aka people who are basically broke. However, I loved this product so much! And I received it in a subscription box, so I decided eff it! It’s worth the investment.

At $95 a bottle it basically takes up an entire months worth of my beauty and skim care budget. So you gotta make it last! The instructions recommend using it daily, and the packaging brags about it being gentle enough for all skin types. Generally my skin is combination, oily in some parts and normal in others. I found that this product irritates the skin under and around my nose nostrils. One way to solve this would be to not apply it to this area (duh) but I have found that it works well to apply it every other day, alternating with a mask and scrub. Not only is my nose happy, but it is stretching the product out as well.

Sonya Dakar Flash Facial was recently sent out I a FabFitFun VIP Box, and a Sample Society Box. FabFitFun is a awesome box, similar to Popsugar Must Have, my all time favorite box which I will be reviewing soon. But at $50 it’s a spendy subscription. Usually the box are packed with products with a value of up to triple the cost.

To apply this product properly start with dry and clean skin. Apply about a nickel to a quarters worth to your skin, in a thin even layer. Let it dry for about one to two minutes. During this time period the product goes from gel to a very thin liquid until it dries. The smell is very strong but not at all unpleasant. It definitely opens up your sinuses and can sting your eyes. But the cooling and tingling sensation just means it is working! At this point I jump into the shower and start sloffing away the skin in gentle massaging circles. The product will peel off along with dead skin cells. I follow with a gentle face wash, a rinse with cold water to close pores, and then all of my product. Toner, serum, moisturizer, eye cream.

You are supposed to notice brighter and refined skin. The antioxidants are definitely at work! I loved the appearance of my skin, it seemed to glow and was definitely softer and plump! I am all for it! Just type in “Sonya Dakar Flash Facial” on Google and hit shopping and you can see several purchasing options, there are even smaller samples if you just want to try it or want a little skin treat! But FYI it is on sale on Amazin for $70 plus shipping. So take advantage!

Lavender Chang - Unconscioness : Conscioness

Lavender Chang is a Taiwanese photographer. These photos are samples from her collection Unconscioness : Conscioness. In this series Chang compiled images of people in various states of sleep and awakening. She asks the question? Where are we and are we when we dream? If you have followed me for long you know I am a huge fan of distortion and love the female body as a subject. When I saw these pictures I couldn’t even tell that they were photos.

The color palette is muted, and no your resolution is fine, they are supposed to be a tad fuzzy. It shows the movement throughout her subjects slumber. The majority of the images have various shades of blue combined with the tones of nakedness. Another common thread throughout my favorite art.

Chang manages to convey her viewpoint and opinion quite well through her work, and the majority of her photos maintain a contemporary conceptual viewpoint, making her similar to modern painters, and unique to her fellow photographers.

Through light, time, and movement Chang transforms the mundane to extraordinary. This can be seen as well in her other collections “Eldest Daughter” and “A Dissection Of…” Both drawing from her Taiwanese roots and upbringing in Singapore. You can check these out at www.lavchang.com Love!

Product Recommendation: Everpurse

Another discovery from the 2014 Fashion Tech Forum! Out of all of the businesses I spoke to, Everpurse definitely had the most mass appealing innovation at the forum. A purse that charges your phone on the go! What women doesn’t need that?

Founded in 2013 Everpurse is the first product of its kind to be marketed and targeted specifically for women. In a classy and fashionable wristlet, Everpurse compliments just about any lifestyle. From the magazine editor to the busy stay at home mom, we can all empathize with finding your smartphone all but drained, still hours from the nearest outlet.

Everpurse is the first bag that can be charged wireless, it’s sleek charging pad gives Everpurse enough juice to barge your phone for 48 hours. The purse is beyond powerful, charging your phone at about 1% per minute. All of this done without cables or wires, Everpurse features a docking station that effortlessly glides your phone into place, keeping it secure and the wristlet organized. 

Everpurse is comparable with IPhone 5s, Andriods, and soon the IPhone. Buy the interchangeable dock attachments and those of us with two devices can make do with one. The wristlet measures 8.5 x 7 inches, perfect to carry on its own, but still small enough to stash in your tote. 

Everpurse envisions selling the docking technology to luxury handbag retailers, and so far has also done a collaboration with Stitch Collective, creating a beautiful black crossbody bag that you can buy on www.grandst.com in their marketplace section. However, the original is just as sleek and eau tidal, with several color and pattern choices.

The newest collection is set to launch in December of 2014. (Christmas present anyone?) And is expected to run at about $200 per unit including the purse docking lad and phone docking station. Check out Everpurse.com for more FAQs.

Product Recommendation: Everpurse

Another discovery from the 2014 Fashion Tech Forum! Out of all of the businesses I spoke to, Everpurse definitely had the most mass appealing innovation at the forum. A purse that charges your phone on the go! What women doesn’t need that?

Founded in 2013 Everpurse is the first product of its kind to be marketed and targeted specifically for women. In a classy and fashionable wristlet, Everpurse compliments just about any lifestyle. From the magazine editor to the busy stay at home mom, we can all empathize with finding your smartphone all but drained, still hours from the nearest outlet.

Everpurse is the first bag that can be charged wireless, it’s sleek charging pad gives Everpurse enough juice to barge your phone for 48 hours. The purse is beyond powerful, charging your phone at about 1% per minute. All of this done without cables or wires, Everpurse features a docking station that effortlessly glides your phone into place, keeping it secure and the wristlet organized.

Everpurse is comparable with IPhone 5s, Andriods, and soon the IPhone. Buy the interchangeable dock attachments and those of us with two devices can make do with one. The wristlet measures 8.5 x 7 inches, perfect to carry on its own, but still small enough to stash in your tote.

Everpurse envisions selling the docking technology to luxury handbag retailers, and so far has also done a collaboration with Stitch Collective, creating a beautiful black crossbody bag that you can buy on www.grandst.com in their marketplace section. However, the original is just as sleek and eau tidal, with several color and pattern choices.

The newest collection is set to launch in December of 2014. (Christmas present anyone?) And is expected to run at about $200 per unit including the purse docking lad and phone docking station. Check out Everpurse.com for more FAQs.

Hotel Review: The Paper Factory

My hubby and I have continued our habit of hotel hopping over the summer, the majority were not noteworthy, but The Paper Factory was too beautiful to not mention. Honestly, this won’t be a raving review as this is a relatively new establishment that is still working out the kinks, but as far as decor goes, they are spot on.

When traveling to NYC you quickly realize that everything is overpriced, hotels definitely included. A lot of people try to shave off a bit of the cost by heading to Brooklyn, but Brooklyn has gotten trendy and prices are inflating there too! So we headed to Queens, specifically Long Island City, and no that is not really in Long Island. If you are willing to brave the subway system, I would highly recommend this option. The paper factory hotel is close to two subways, both you can take straight to Grand Central in about a half hour.

We splurged a little, and chose to stay in the King Suite, anniversary and all, but we also got to see a regular room as well. Both were amazing. Huge mirrors, comfy bed, and walk in showers. Showers kind of make or break my experience, I could stay in a nice shower for an hour, and this time I did.

The decor takes elements from the building’s origins as a real factory and capitalizes on them. With concrete floors, antique wood, and supple leather, the pop art and metal fixtures provide an amazing contrast that somehow works. I had to even take a picture of the lobby, while looking like a weirdo, the chairs and lights were so amazing. Explore every floor just to look at the art, the stairwells are even decorated. There are kitschy items such as a model car and fooseball table in the lobby that are just perfect.

The hotel carries bath products from”Sprout Out” which provide a natural unisex scent. They are all natural and paraben and sulphate free for those of you who care of such things. The rooms didn’t have any coffee, so that was bothersome, but there is a coffee shop downstairs. And the beautiful envelopes and paper made up for it anyway. There also wasn’t any info card in either of the rooms that we saw, so when we had a question we had to search google for their phone number and call from our cell. Customer service was probably the hotel’s greatest downfall, but if you can forgive an absent minded rude receptionist for a romantic weekend in your room, don’t let it deter you.

There are some decent restaurants and a movie theater right around the hotel, but that is about as far as it goes for activities, so take the trek into the city. Some other things to note are that as of right now, there is no food available in the hotel, but there is a restaurant coming soon!

For $150 a night, I do feel that we got our money’s worth, so if any of my readers live in the city or are planning a trip, definitely check this one out.

Website/App Recommendation: Storehouse

Storehouse is a fairly recent app developed by a former Apple user experience evangelist (honestly I have no idea what that means). But whatever he did he was obviously good! This is probably the most aesthetically pleasing app or form of social media that I have ever seen.

Storehouse describes themselves as a visual storytelling app. Although they do have elements of traditional social media, the creators somehow made something that is unique, modern, and useful, in the app world where new ways to share and communicate are popping up everyday, all trying to replicate Instagram and Facebook’s success.

What really sets Storehouse apart is the simplicity and as I mentioned before, the beautiful graphics. This is however, somewhat dependent on the quality of your original content: meaning that if you have shitty photos, there is only so much that Storehouse can do, rest assured at least they will be laid out well.

Storehouse aims to read sort of like a trendy magazine, but they go one step further, have I mentioned you can put in videos? Picture a running loop of a model walking down the runway, a little caption about the designer, then snapshots of each garment. That is exactly the first “story” I was shown and I was hooked.

Storehouse makes it easy too! Just pinch a photo to change the size, move it, stretch it, whatever! Add text where you want, decide if you want all the videos playing at once, if you want users to click on a video to play, or if they should play automatically in sequential order as you scroll. It even can import sound! Basically this is any tumblr users wet dream.

Follow users that you like, make as many stories or collections as you want, and tell more about yourself and your story than #nomakeup. I can totally see Cosmopolitan start to produce content here. I can’t say it enough - gorgeous!

Storehouse has made the iPad a device that not only can consume and access amazing content, not now can create it as well, this is huge! Artists can now utilize tablets as tools, not just luxuries. I have been recommending Storehouse to all of my photographer friends, and even novices like myself.

I had the good fortune of meeting one of the creators at the inaugural Fashion Tech Forum, so for once I heard about something before the majority. I have the feeling this app will be huge, so if you want to feel like a hipster I highly suggest getting on it. Unfortunately, right now it is only compatible with the iPad and iPad mini, but soon they hope to on iPhones, other smartphones, and other tablets. You can also access it via their website. Storehouse.com. I can’t wait to see where this app goes.

Product Review: La Fresh Travel Lite Wipes

I’m on to yet another face wipe, but before I review those ones, La Fresh just could not get skipped. I received a small pack of these in a Beauty Box 5 subscription box. (Great box for drugstore brand items) you can use the code AUGUSTFREE to get your first box on them, but take advantage of the code quick because it is about to expire! 

Anyway, these wipes are great because they come in small packs of seven. Perfect for their namesake - travel. However, I use wipes way more often than I should over washing my face, so this pack went to use way before my next trip. 

The scent is very light, which I like. I love refreshing scents but anything too sweet makes me feel sticky and artificial. The wipes are a little too small for my taste, I had to use two when I wore a full face of makeup, but for touch up after a flight they would be just right.  They also seemed to get the moisture right, I prefer mine a little more moist, but the difference wasn’t too distinguishable or enough to get my panties in a wad, besides most people don’t like theirs sopping.

These are a very affordable option as far as face wipes, they run around $2 a pack, and have a lot of scent options. You can even buy individually wrapped wipes. The size makes them perfect for more than  just an airplane  throw them in your purse for the walk of shame or wherever else your night  takes you. 

You can find these wipes at most drugstores or at Target, or if you want to buy in bulk try Amazon.

Product Review: La Fresh Travel Lite Wipes

I’m on to yet another face wipe, but before I review those ones, La Fresh just could not get skipped. I received a small pack of these in a Beauty Box 5 subscription box. (Great box for drugstore brand items) you can use the code AUGUSTFREE to get your first box on them, but take advantage of the code quick because it is about to expire!

Anyway, these wipes are great because they come in small packs of seven. Perfect for their namesake - travel. However, I use wipes way more often than I should over washing my face, so this pack went to use way before my next trip.

The scent is very light, which I like. I love refreshing scents but anything too sweet makes me feel sticky and artificial. The wipes are a little too small for my taste, I had to use two when I wore a full face of makeup, but for touch up after a flight they would be just right. They also seemed to get the moisture right, I prefer mine a little more moist, but the difference wasn’t too distinguishable or enough to get my panties in a wad, besides most people don’t like theirs sopping.

These are a very affordable option as far as face wipes, they run around $2 a pack, and have a lot of scent options. You can even buy individually wrapped wipes. The size makes them perfect for more than just an airplane throw them in your purse for the walk of shame or wherever else your night takes you.

You can find these wipes at most drugstores or at Target, or if you want to buy in bulk try Amazon.

Juvenex Spa Review
As with anything I do, I spent an absurd amount of time researching spas in New York when my fiance oh so generously offered to treat me. Juvenex caught my eye because of the wet spa services. There is a dry and wet sauna along with three hot pools. I’m missing having easy access to hot tubs and the lake in Idaho, so the water was calling me. 
Coming in at $125 for an hour long massage, this spa is luxurious but not sky high crazy. They offer a wide range of services from hot stone massage, facials, and several packages. I had heard about the basic purification package from reviews, priced at $115 it seemed to include several services and I was just dieing to have all of my skin sloughed off in the Korean Body Scrub.
Located in Korea Town, the entryway was a tad sketchy, and the smell wasn’t what I would describe as pleasant. To be honest I was beginning to regret my choice when I boarded the elevator, but as soon as I stepped off I entered a pure oasis. The receptionist greeted me quietly and warmly, and had me fill out a short survey about my preferences. She then escorted me to the locker area handing my a robe, towel, shoes, and offered me a swim suite. Ladies only hours are from 7 am - 5 pm so I chose to go in the buff. (Did I mention they are 24 hours)!
I showered in this beautiful little pod, taking note of all of their amenities, lotion, body wash, razors, shampoo, and conditioner. Then I was offered lemon water as I visited the first sauna. There was only one other women using the facilities at the same time as me, so I had enough room to lay down. Unfortunetly on.y one of the three pools was open, but it had lemons in it which was just an awesome touch. The wet sauna was way too hot for me to stay long, but it smelled of eucalyptus and opened up my sinuses. 
Now on to the good part! The Korean body scrub may be a bit much for some people, but for me it was heaven. A gentle old Korean woman uses a mit and scrub to scrape every bit of dead skin off of your body. The strings of grey coming off of you are a bit unnerving, but if you can survive, it is worth it. She continuously covers you with warm water, stretching you and getting to every nook and crany. Afterwards you feel as soft and pliable as a newborn baby! During this session she also will shampoo your hair and apply a cucumber mask. I felt beyond pampered. 
Afterward I used the facilities some more and was given tea and fresh fruit, the dressing room was as well equipped as the showers, and when I emerged I couldn’t believe over two hours had passed. This place has more than earned a spot on my personal “Best of NYC” list.
To schedule a visit or learn more visit their official website at www.juvenexspa.com

Juvenex Spa Review

As with anything I do, I spent an absurd amount of time researching spas in New York when my fiance oh so generously offered to treat me. Juvenex caught my eye because of the wet spa services. There is a dry and wet sauna along with three hot pools. I’m missing having easy access to hot tubs and the lake in Idaho, so the water was calling me.

Coming in at $125 for an hour long massage, this spa is luxurious but not sky high crazy. They offer a wide range of services from hot stone massage, facials, and several packages. I had heard about the basic purification package from reviews, priced at $115 it seemed to include several services and I was just dieing to have all of my skin sloughed off in the Korean Body Scrub.

Located in Korea Town, the entryway was a tad sketchy, and the smell wasn’t what I would describe as pleasant. To be honest I was beginning to regret my choice when I boarded the elevator, but as soon as I stepped off I entered a pure oasis. The receptionist greeted me quietly and warmly, and had me fill out a short survey about my preferences. She then escorted me to the locker area handing my a robe, towel, shoes, and offered me a swim suite. Ladies only hours are from 7 am - 5 pm so I chose to go in the buff. (Did I mention they are 24 hours)!

I showered in this beautiful little pod, taking note of all of their amenities, lotion, body wash, razors, shampoo, and conditioner. Then I was offered lemon water as I visited the first sauna. There was only one other women using the facilities at the same time as me, so I had enough room to lay down. Unfortunetly on.y one of the three pools was open, but it had lemons in it which was just an awesome touch. The wet sauna was way too hot for me to stay long, but it smelled of eucalyptus and opened up my sinuses. 

Now on to the good part! The Korean body scrub may be a bit much for some people, but for me it was heaven. A gentle old Korean woman uses a mit and scrub to scrape every bit of dead skin off of your body. The strings of grey coming off of you are a bit unnerving, but if you can survive, it is worth it. She continuously covers you with warm water, stretching you and getting to every nook and crany. Afterwards you feel as soft and pliable as a newborn baby! During this session she also will shampoo your hair and apply a cucumber mask. I felt beyond pampered.

Afterward I used the facilities some more and was given tea and fresh fruit, the dressing room was as well equipped as the showers, and when I emerged I couldn’t believe over two hours had passed. This place has more than earned a spot on my personal “Best of NYC” list.

To schedule a visit or learn more visit their official website at www.juvenexspa.com

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Mociun - Non Traditional Engagement Rings

Mociun is a jewelry boutique in Brooklyn, New York. Their rings and other jewelry can also be ordered online. Some of the rings are in stock, but they specialize in custom made settings. Mociun is great because there is such a range in prices. You can follow them at www.mociun.tumblr.com or check out their website. 

A lot of people think that the size, clarity, and overall quality of the diamond is what makes the ring; however these rings are visually appealing and very unique. These rings are great for an alternative bride. they are whimsical, but not quite as different as say, tattooing your rings, or getting colored stones.

I love the asymmetric design. A lot of people opt for white gold or platinum, but this traditional color adds some elegance.  Mociun can also add other neutral gemstones to the setting, customizing it even further.

If you are looking for a more traditional setting, Mociun offers that as well, while still managing to make it more delicate looking than more mainstream jewelers. You can also find all other types of jewelry at Mociun as well.

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Product Review: Willa Foaming Facial Wash 
Willa was founded by a mother who wanted to provide her daughter with the tools to take care of her skin, long before the average woman starts. Up to 80% of damage happens to the skin before we are 18, and many women can relate to not establishing a healthy regiment before then. Willa’s products are targeted to young pre-teen girls, with all natural ingredients that leave the childish bubble gum soaps in the dust. 
Although I am not the target demographic, I received a sample of this product, and I am a sucker for face wash. Unfortunately I did not try the entire system, but I have been using the foam for about two weeks so I can properly evaluate the product.
The packaging is perfect for this demographic. More and more girls 10-13 want a more modern and grown up version of products, compared to the ones with Disney characters plastered all over them combined with sticky sweet scents. I admire the use of natural ingrediants, even though it isn’t a priority for my own choice in products.
Compared to the gel or water consistency of most face washes on the market, the foam was a nice change. It felt very soft on my skin, and their recommended two pumps was a great amount. I like a lot to slather on.
However, the smell was just not for me. It reminded me of the dentist’s office. Some face washes smell harsh, others smell fruity, and this one is neither.
My skin still has a few little bumps, but the major pimples have all but disappeared. Also, the main thing that I noticed about this face wash is how it improved the overall consistency of my skin. My skin is soft, and truly flowing. It feels younger! But maybe that is just in my head because I am using a tween product.
You can buy Willa’s entire line at their website here. This face wash runs for $17, and is quite a large bottle.

Product Review: Willa Foaming Facial Wash

Willa was founded by a mother who wanted to provide her daughter with the tools to take care of her skin, long before the average woman starts. Up to 80% of damage happens to the skin before we are 18, and many women can relate to not establishing a healthy regiment before then. Willa’s products are targeted to young pre-teen girls, with all natural ingredients that leave the childish bubble gum soaps in the dust.

Although I am not the target demographic, I received a sample of this product, and I am a sucker for face wash. Unfortunately I did not try the entire system, but I have been using the foam for about two weeks so I can properly evaluate the product.

The packaging is perfect for this demographic. More and more girls 10-13 want a more modern and grown up version of products, compared to the ones with Disney characters plastered all over them combined with sticky sweet scents. I admire the use of natural ingrediants, even though it isn’t a priority for my own choice in products.

Compared to the gel or water consistency of most face washes on the market, the foam was a nice change. It felt very soft on my skin, and their recommended two pumps was a great amount. I like a lot to slather on.

However, the smell was just not for me. It reminded me of the dentist’s office. Some face washes smell harsh, others smell fruity, and this one is neither.

My skin still has a few little bumps, but the major pimples have all but disappeared. Also, the main thing that I noticed about this face wash is how it improved the overall consistency of my skin. My skin is soft, and truly flowing. It feels younger! But maybe that is just in my head because I am using a tween product.

You can buy Willa’s entire line at their website here. This face wash runs for $17, and is quite a large bottle.