Friday, 10 August 2012

REVIEW: Boscia Blotting Linens in Vanilla

You may have started thinking about Fall -- I know I have. It is my favourite season, and with Fall comes a pretty standard revamp in your closet and with your makeup/skincare routine. However, last year I recall that we had summer heat right up until mid-October in Ontario, so my mind is still set on shine control! I received a package of Boscia Vanilla Blotting Linens ($12.00/100 sheets) in a beauty bag I purchased recently, and I was excited to try them out. I think if you are familiar with the Boscia blotting linens, you are most likely aware of their green tea linens, which I am guessing are their most popular or well-known blotting linens. I was extremely happy to receive the vanilla linens because I LOVE all things vanilla.
Boscia Vanilla Blotting Linens
Boscia's blotting linens are made to absorb excess facial oil without disturbing makeup. They are made of 100% natural linen which is finely woven from the abaca tree plant. The linens are preservative free, and come in a compact holder that is perfect to slip into your purse for a mid-day shine control session! Boscia makes eight- you read that right, EIGHT different kinds of blotting linens, each infused with ingredients to help the skin. The ones I own have vanilla extract infused into them to help soothe, protect and calm the skin. I think the peppermint and California orange blotting papers sound amazing, as well!

Packaging for Boscia Blotting Linens
 Firstly, the packaging on this product is simple and user friendly. The box is made of cardboard, but it is sturdy enough to withhold being kept in your handbag. The design is constructed similarly to a kleenex box, so that only one blotting linen will disperse at a time. These linens smell of gorgeous sweet vanilla- they smell good enough to eat! They're extremely thin, but not prone to breakage because they're made of linen. To use, you simply dab (don't rub!) the linen on any areas of your face that are oily, and it will soak the oil right up! I love them because they truly do not absorb or pick up any makeup- only facial oil! My makeup has been left undisturbed every time I've used these blotting papers, which is really impressive!
The linens do not have any powdered coating like some other branded blotting papers- it is just the linen doing all the work! They're a fair size, definitely enough to dab the majority of your face. They leave a matte finish and only take a second to apply! I am a true convert and these will be a staple in my purse for a long time to come- I feel that they are completely affordable and for a Boscia product, they're competitively priced.
as you can see, the Boscia Blotting Linen is a fair size- enough for your entire face!
Have you tried Boscia blotting linens? Do you use any blotting papers on a regular basis? Tell me about your faves!
--S

In other news, I recently purchased the Caudalie Beauty Elixir after hearing many a rave review! Stay tuned for my thoughts once I've given it a go for a month!


36 comments:

  1. I love the green tea linens and you're right - doesn't disturb makeup at all!

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    1. they're a fab product- very impressed :)

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  2. I can't wait to hear what you have to say about the Caudalie!

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    1. I am looking forward to some GOOD results from it, I hope?

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  3. ahhh, i really need to get some new blotting sheets. i've run out for the past month and haven't gotten around to getting any. so i'll definitely get the boscia ones next time i'm at sephora!
    i hope you love the caudalie spray. its not really a freshen up spray for me like the evian water spray. i use it like a toner most days and i do spritz it sometimes on top of makeup. i used to get like multiple breakouts, but now if any, theres about one only! and the only thing that has changed is this in my routine!

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    1. that is awesome!! I wouldn't use it as a freshen up spray either- I've been using it once a day applied to my clean skin in the evenings.

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  4. I haven't tried the Caudalie Elixir yet (on my wish list) but I have been using the Caudalie Cleansing water and I absolutely love it:)

    Sara xx

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    1. Yes it seems like a great brand overall - those French know how to do skincare right !

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  5. I don't know if the vanilla blotting linens would be for me, I might try to snack on them when I got really hungry. (Just kidding.. maybe)
    Looking forward to seeing how the beauty elixir works out!

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  6. I haven't tried my blotting sheets yet but I have to get on that soon. It's fun to read your reviews of these products right before I use them lol

    I've been reading great reviews too of the Beauty Elixir but I smelled it in person and it's not really appealing for me so that was disappointing for me.

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    1. HAHA oh yeah its true, I am giving you the heads up on all the stuff you got too :P

      It smells very much like witch hazel, but I don't mind that scent.

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  7. I love anything and everything vanilla I'll have to pick some of these up.

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    1. yes they smell so good! AND they do a great job too.

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  8. I love my Boscia green tea blotting papers - they're amazing - I don't understand why people don't just use these instead of applying blotting powder or reapplying foundation - perhaps they're worried it'll make their makeup disappear? But if you press instead of rub (like you mentioned) these never remove makeup. After I do my makeup for the day, I only carry around these papers and gloss, and I'm good to go - no need to reapply anything :-) One trick I have is to quickly blot before taking any pictures LOL - so that I don't end up with that weird t-zone shininess :-)

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    1. Ooh good idea, I will keep that in mind to always blot prior to photos haha! These are amazing and they're so tiny and lightweight that they're great for carrying around everywhere!

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  9. Nice! Vanilla scented huh? =D Boscia blotting papers are great!

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    1. yes these are so yummy and work very well!

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  10. The blotting papers look great!! Oh I did a lush haul today and got the fantasy...It is a must have.. So beautiful.. Thank you for reviewing it!! In case you might be interested Bath & Body's new scents came in on Sunday for the fall and they are really nice! Cinnamon Sugared Donut candle is to die for!!! I bought a small one but need to go back and get a larger one. They are 2 for $30..

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    1. oooh yay now we both have Fantasy! it is gorgeous!!
      I have heard nothing but RAVES for cinnamon sugared donut! I will have to stop in and sniff around :) :)

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    2. It is gorgeous!! I was told that only fantasy and the black one were gels. I was blown away at how fast it dried too!! You have to get cinnamon sugared donut. I went back and bought 5 more as I need to stock up on these bad boys!!! lol.. There is a new pumpkin scent that is yummy too but at my store they were almost out of the donut. I was nice and left 2!!! :)

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  11. Very interested in your thoughts on the beauty elixir! I also have heard of good things about the product!


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    1. I know, me too! that is why I took the plunge and ordered it.. so far I haven't noticed any changes for the better in my skin but its too soon to write it off yet!

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  12. Great post! Actually I hear that the paper toilet seat covers that are provided in washrooms can be cut into squares are used for the same purpose! However they would not smell of vanilla, but they would be cheaper!
    http://www.opinionatedaboutopi.blogspot.ca/

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    1. haha that would be a LOT cheaper indeed!

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  13. I'm not sure how I feel about them smelling like vanilla.. but I do love me some blotting papers!!

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    1. I loooove vanilla! They have many other scents too though.

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  14. That blotting paper can be REALLY helpful during these hot days we have! thank you for the wonderful review!!!

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    1. yes indeed! I have been using mine daily!

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  15. I've not tried this brand but I do use blotting papers regularly. I'm a bit paranoid that they end up making you oilier though (in terms of increasing oil production). The ones I use are by Missha. They're okay but nothing special. I think the texture of them is a bit scratchy. Looking forward to your Caudalie review! :)

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    1. These are not scratchy at all, they're smooth as can be!

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  17. Found you on Blog Love Therapy :-) I'm a new follower

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    Also, I love the Caudalie eye cream! Have you tried it?

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  18. I use the Palladio rice papers- I've never tried these but maybe I should! I'm so glad to have found you via the GFC blog hop and I'm your newest follower. Feel free to stop by my blog anytime- I'm currently hosting my August giveaway which I would love for you to enter for a chance to win products from Sibu Beauty! Happy Tuesday!

    Veralynn
    joiedeveralynn.blogspot.com

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  20. I must try those blotting papers, especially since they smell like vanilla!
    Found your blog via the Wednesday link up.
    Nicole @ http://culinary-cool.blogspot.com

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