Product Review: Burt’s Bees Radiance Eye Cream

Lately I’ve noticed little crows feet becoming more prominent on the areas around my eyes, and although it’s not stressing me out just yet, it has motivated me to start paying more attention to the products I use around my eyes. For years I’ve been on the fence about whether I thought eye creams actually did anything, and I guess over the next few years I’ll start to see if all the anti-wrinkle stuff makes any real difference. In the meantime, I’ll stick to making sure my eye area is nicely hydrated and won’t stress too much about any little lines that may pop up (especially if they’re laugh lines – I can’t be too mad about those). I’ve been using the Burt’s Bees Radiance Eye Cream for a few weeks now, and I love how it feels on my skin. It’s made with Royal Jelly (Royal Jelly is made by worker bees and fed to the queen in her first days of life to ensure her growth and fertility and is one of the reasons the Queen Bee lives 40 times longer and 50 times as big), and claims to enhance skin texture, reduce dryness and dullness, and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. I know from my use so far that it does reduce dryness and dullness, and the skin under my eyes is smooth and moisturized after use. Time will tell with the wrinkles. The Burts Bee’s Radiance Eye Cream retails for $39.99 AUD and is available for purchase from Priceline (note: product was sent for consideration for review).

Product Review: Burt’s Bees Milk & Honey Body Lotion

I recently ran out of my favourite body lotion, and despite the burning temptation to rush out and buy a replacement I decided to be smart and use up some of the products I already own. First up is Burt’s Bees Naturally Nourishing Milk & Honey body lotion. I’m fussy when it comes to body lotion in the fact that I can’t stand products that have overpowering fragrance. This lotion does have a scent but it’s subtle enough that I’m more than happy to wear it day-to-day. It moisturises nicely and sinks into my skin quite fast (I apply my lotion straight after blow drying my hair before styling my hair so that it has enough time to sink into my skin before I get dressed for the day) and doesn’t leave any greasy residue. This is a mid to lightweight lotion so if you’re in need of some heavy duty moisturising you might want to try something a little bit richer. The Burt’s Bees Naturally Nourishing Milk & Honey Body Lotion retails for $19.95 AUD and is available for purchase from Echolife. (note: this product was sent for consideration for review)

Product Review: Burt’s Bees Honey & Shea Sugar Scrub

I’ve always been on the fence about whether I’m a fan of body scrubs, and for a while there I stuck to dry body brushing only. I had wanted to try the Burt’s Bees sugar scrub for ages and I am so glad that I picked it up because I am IN LOVE WITH IT. The first thing I noticed when I opened the tub was that this scrub looks absolutely delicious. Apparently I’m not the first person to think this, because the packaging contains the warning “not food: do not consume”. If you’re a fan of sweet scented body products you’ll love this. The scrub is chunky and abrasive due to the fact that it’s made up of grains of sugar, but I don’t find that it irritates my skin in any way. It does take a little longer to rinse off of the skin because of the honey content, but I don’t mind too much because afterwards my skin is left feeling soft and moisturised. It is 100% natural, not tested on animals and officially my favourite body scrub. The Burt’s Bees Honey & Shea Scrub retails for $29.95 AUD and is available for purchase from Burt’s Bees online.

September Favourites

I just realised while drafting this post up that I completely forgot to write an August empties post. Oops. To be honest I’ve been sticking to a very standard routine lately, mostly because I’m on Project 100 Pan so I tend to choose one product and make an effort to use it until I finish it up. Some of my favourites for the month of September were:

Lush Sympathy For The Skin – This body lotion has shot straight up to holy grail status within the few months that I’ve owned it. It’s rich and creamy without being too heavy on the skin and I absolutely love the subtle milky scent. I highly recommend checking this out next time you’re in a LUSH store.

Burt’s Bees Honey & Shea Sugar Scrub – I’ve been trying to use up a few of my other body scrubs recently but I’m still using this (my holy grail scrub) pretty frequently. I love the smell of this scrub, it’s so sweet and it looks like it would taste really delicious.

Bloom Sheer Colour Cream in Coy – I’ve mentioned this blush in a couple of different posts over the past few weeks, including a review of the product itself. I absolutely love it and I’m so glad I finally dug this out of my collection and started using it. If you’re a fair skinned girl who wants a very subtle cheek colour, this could be just the thing for you.

Lanolips Sunshine Lip Ointment – This is another product that I feel like I’ve been mentioning a lot lately. It has been my go-to lip colour for a few months now and will probably continue to be my #1 lip product throughout the rest of the season.

evo Love Touch Shine Spray – This is another product that I reviewed recently, and I am still loving it and using it every day. It’s a great lightweight shine spray that also happens to smell like watermelon. Yum.

Burt’s Bees Herbal Blemish Stick Winner

The almighty has spoken, and I’m happy to announce that the winner of our Burt’s Bees Herbal Blemish Stick giveaway is Alison! Congratulations Alison, I will be contacting you shortly for your postal details. As always, a big thank you to all who took the time to enter the giveaway, and if you’re feeling lucky please head over to the Wella and Herbal Essences giveaways and enter those too.