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!