Thursday, November 3, 2011

Purchase Review: L'Occitane Olive Tree Organic Toning Facial Mist--Using It As A Mist & KiraKira NOTD

Sorry for the lack of posts. My youngest son had his knee surgery (ACL reconstruction and fixing 2 meniscus tears) on Friday and I didn't realize that he was going to be as immobilized as he is. As a result, I'm having to spend more time helping him with my time getting interrupted here and there.

I had mentioned that I picked up the L'Occitane Olive Tree Organic Toning Facial Mist (aka Brume Tonique Toning Face Mist) and had several comments on wanting a review of it.

This is the ingredient list:

Aquawater, Mentha Viridis (Spearmint) Leaf Oil, Glycerin, Alcohol, Sodium Pca, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Water, Capryloyl Glycine, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Hydroxide, Olea Europaea (Olive) Leaf Extract, Citric Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Limonene, Potassium Sorbate.
This is a descrption, together with an ingredient list and directions on how to use it. I got this off of Amazon.

A fresh mist that tones, invigorates, moisturizes and softens the skin. A certified organic formula by Ecocert with a fresh new fragrance. Organic mint essential water tones, refreshes, stimulates, invigorates, and purifies the skin while organic olive tree leaf extract preserves the hydration of the skin. Organic olive water serves as an antioxidant and protects, working with organic olive oil to calm and soften the skin with vitamin E. Ingredients: Organic mint essential water, organic olive tree leaf extract, organic olive water, organic olive oil. 100% of the ingredients are from natural origin and 45.2% of these ingredients are from organic agriculture. To use: Apply to clean and dry skin every morning and evening on the face and neck by misting directly on skin or using a cotton pad. May also be used during any time of day to instantly freshen up the skin. Do not rinse, use daily. Results: Skin is refreshed and toned.

Today will be my thoughts on using it as a hydrating facial mist, which is the reason why I purchased it. In all honesty, I didn't like it. The main reason being is the way it sprayed on. It doesn't come out as a fine mist but rather almost foamy. I'm not sure if it's the dispenser or if it's just the way it comes out. I tried spraying it onto a cardstock to take a picture of it but it did dissipate quite quickly. I think that the paper content of it soaked it up quite quickly, After several attempts, I managed to get a picture of it.

I also took of picture of it sprayed onto my arm to show how it sits there. Sorry that the quality of it is blurred but you get the idea.

I think that with it not coming out as a fine mist it might affect my makeup that I have on. As a result I did dab off the excess so that it wouldn't affect my makeup. I prefer using Urban Decay's Dew Me and Sana's Hiaruronsan Mist as a facial mist.

I have been reading really great reviews of using the Brume Tonique as a facial toner so I will try using it as a toner instead and will do another review later.

Yesterday we had a power outage and with no electricity, there's not much one can do nowadays. Fortunately it was in the afternoon so it wasn't like we needed electricity for lighting. I decided to do a a manicure.

Sparkly, glittery nails. Unfortunately you can't tell from the picture but it is a gradient silver to pink tips manicure.

I hope that everyone is having a good week so far. Weekend is coming upon us soon!



astrorainfall @ beauty box said...

Too bad about the facial mist...

Nails are looking v kira kira...pretty!

Jess said...

Thanks for your thoughts about the L'Occcitane Face Mist! I don't know what's the matter, but I haven't found a face mist that I really love yet, although I do have tried out quite a few.

I like your glittery nails, Kat! But must be so difficult to remove! :)

Anonymous said...

hope your son is recovering quickly, Kathy!

I'm always using the hadasui, it's cheap and effective!

Love your nails!

Anonymous said...

Lovely Notd, very pretty color

galpal.hi said...

@Yu Ming--Thank you. Hopefully the facial toner mist will work out very well as a toner. I've been reading lots of rave reviews about it.


galpal.hi said...

@Jess--Honestly I don't think that I have one HG face mist. If there's one that comes close it's the one by Caudalie. I used it regularly before, but mostly for setting my makeup and because it is supposed to be anti-bacterial.


galpal.hi said...

@Nic Nic--Thank you! He's slowly getting better. Hopefully he'll be able to do more activites soon.

I think that I have hadasui at home some where too. I should look around for it.

Thanks! The nails are actually not bottled nail polish but nail polish strips. Perfect for me who can't seem to sit still and wait for nails to dry.


galpal.hi said...

@sataa--Thank you! I hope that you've been well.


Brianna said...

Sorry to hear the toner didn't work out for you! I am like Nic Nic but using my hadasui sparingly since it costs a fortune here!

I love your nails, I noticed the gradient after you pointed it out! Which polishes did you use?

Jamilla Camel said...

I DO understand about ACL reconstruction and meniscus surgery, unfortunately - hope your son recovers quickly!

Love the glittery nails! I got the Missha BB Boomer thanks to you and I really like it.

Georgina said...

foamy? eek! for some reason, i like buying face mists but end up not using them haha! thanks for this review Kat, i def. wont get this if i see it in stores. :P

i love the bling bling nails! <3

Jian said...

Ahh :( poor you and poor son! I hope he is up and about soon!

Sorry to hear about the foamy spray too! That is rather odd...I only have experience with 1 - the Evian one, and that never foamed.

Ooh pretty sparkly nails! Problem with sparkle is that it's extremely difficult to see anything else in photos with flash, which is probably why we can't see the pink? xD Your nails don't look too bad at all despite the fact that you said they are brittle and break easily!

Eep I hope the power outage didn't last too long! I start to worry mainly about my freezer and refridgerator when we have power outages. Once we had one for 4 days...that was...bad (someone in our cul-de-sac was having their driveway redone, little did they know the entire power supply ran under their driveway and it was disrupted!)

BV said...

Your poor son! I hope he is feeling better now - I wish him a speedy recovery!

Do you think that maybe you could use this spray by decanting into a MAC bottle? I get a very fine mist using my old Fix + bottles... I hope you can still use the mist this way!


Blair said...

I hope your son recovers soon!

Hopefully the tonique will be better suited as a toner! I find it weird that a product marketed as a mist doesn't work well for its intended purpose...