|Rocky Mountain Soap Companies Aloe Hydrating Toner (note: sent to me for review)
Rocky Mountain Soap Companies Aloe Hydrating Toner ($25.00) is made with aloe vera and witch hazel, and is meant to bring the pH of the skin back into balance after cleansing. It is a hydrating toner that will work for sensitive skin and everything in between. I have acne-prone skin and thought I wouldn't like this toner as much as my favourite toner, Tea Tree Water by LUSH cosmetics. However, I was proven wrong! I love this toner! It smells really nice (I think it is the jasmine oil) and it leaves my face refreshed and hydrated. I actually have grown to prefer this toner because it leaves my face feeling very clean and bright, not at all tight or dry. I highly recommend this 100% natural product to anyone looking for a toner that works effectively and smells nice- the packaging is also lovely as it comes in a pretty glass bottle with a high quality spray nozzle! I will definitely keep this bottle once the product is gone and re-use it.
|the simplest of ingredients in RMSC Aloe Hydrating Toner!
Coralista by benefit ($36.00/120g)! I had been eyeing this blush for a while now, and lusting after it as I saw it reviewed and raved about time and time again by other beauty bloggers like Amy at the pretty vain. This coral pink blush goes on a little sheer, as you can see in my swatch. It is no where near as pigmented as bella bamba! It has a light scent which is very noticeable during application. The brush that came with the blush is seemingly useless and it is sitting with some of my other make up junk currently. I would not recommend using it unless you're desperate.
The blush itself has a lovely shimmer and when I apply it, it appears extremely natural on my face. It gives me a subtle glow without being too obvious. I find bella bamba to be more 'in your face', where you can totally tell I am wearing blush. With coralista, it is barely noticeable and I quite like that. I have been applying bella bamba with coralista as well and they look great combined together!!
I would say this blush is best for those with fair skin. I find it to be very sheer and it might not show up very noticeably on darker skin tones. It applies nicely and gives me a beautiful glow, but as with all benefit products, it is a little bit pricey. Overall, I am happy with the blush and will definitely incorporate it into my every day routine!
|Coralista blush by benefit