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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Jordan Essentials Bath & Body (products review & pictorial)

Hey dolls,

I was recently sent several product samples to try out and review by the lovely and generous Ms. Brooke from Jordan Essentials. I have done a product review for her before and she was even kind enough to sponsor my blog last blog giveaway with a full size product from her company. Before I even move onto the pictorial and review I just want to mention that if you decide to check out her fan page and order from her just know that I completely recommend her. She is very professional and reliable to answer any questions concerning her products and before you ask no she did not pay me to say these things or to give this review. I am simply giving you my honest opinion and recommendations. Having said all that let's move on to the review and pictorial.

All of the goodies she sent me to try:

First off let me just say I fell in love with the gentle exfoliant and clay mask. I typically do not have sensitive skin but I am extremely sensitive in the eye area and I actually was able to use the cleanser around that area without any irritation or breakouts. The clay mask left my skin extremely smooth and I did use both of the face products before I applied my makeup and you can even see in the picture below how great my skin looked afterwards.

(Product description):
Detox Clay Mask helps deroxify, deep clean, and pull pollutants from your skin. Recommended for all skin types and is made with Green Tea and Bentonite Clay.

Next up is the shower gel, and once you open it, it will instantly transport you to a relaxing spa somewhere. It smells so amazing!

(Product description):
Shower Gel is DEA & SLS free and is enriched with aloe for a complete clean without stripping the natural oils from your skin! 

The body butter is definitely a must have. It is incredibly hydrating and I loved how my skin retained the softness that it leaves. Some body butters absorb into the skin and then just fade and leave you feeling like you need to re-apply after an hour, but this one was a pleasant surprise for me.
(Product description):
Shea Butter is thick and luxurious and helps maintain moisture,  returns elasticity to your skin, and gives you superior moisture! 

The skin relief cream has been a life saver for my son. Since he was a baby he's had problems with severe dry skin and for a while it will go away and then it comes back. Well a few days ago it came back and he had extremely dry and flaky skin on the back of his neck and then I applied this cream on after his bath and when he woke up the next day, his skin was smooth and as if he hadn't had any problems at all. So I will definitely be purchasing a full size of this cream for my son. I also enjoyed the fact that it did not have any funky scent to it at all.
(Product description):
Skin Relief Lotion can help with eczema, psoriasis, diaper rash, minor cuts, extremely dry skin, stretch marks, bug bites, shingles, sunburns, and more! Made with natural ingredients like Green Tea, Chamomile, Seaweed, Vitamin E, Aloe Vera, Shea Butter, Jojoba Oil and more!

She also sent me a sample of their popular lotion bar. I really like the feel of it. It was just like regular lotion but without all of the mess. I really think it is a cool and innovative concept for a skin care product.
(Product description):
Lotion Bar is made with beeswax and other natural oils that are beneficial to the skin. This solid bar of lotion helps seal in moisture, and lasts for months!

I was also sent two of the makeup products that they carry and I was very pleased by how they performed. At first I was a little concerned by the amount of shimmer in the mineral face powder but I decided to give it a try anyway and I am glad I did. Because as soon as I started buffing the powder over my foundation all the shimmer completely faded away and I was left with a very nice matte finish to the skin. I really liked the fact that I didn't need too much to get the job done. I used it as a finishing powder to set all of my makeup and keep in place.

My color was in Light/Medium.

The mineral eye shadow was definitely the star of the pictorial below but the pictures did not do this color any justice. Now I decided to incorporate the mineral shadow into a smokey eye look by using it wet, but you can definitely wear this alone all over the lid for a more quick natural look.

(color): Warm Peach

(Product description):
Mineral Eye shadow can be used wet or dry for your own unique look. Made from natural mineral pigments and other natural ingredients that allow long-lasting, light-weight coverage while allowing your skin to breathe! 

All I used to achieve this look was the mineral eye shadow pictured above and a small eye shadow quad by Physicians Formula in Canyon classics and a Maybelline color tattoo in Tough as Taupe.

-Step 1: I started off the look by prepping my eye using an eye primer to help the shadows last and prevent them from creasing. Then using the light browns from the quad and a fluffy brush I blended them into my crease to add depth to the eye. If you have hooded eyelids like mine don't skip this step.

Step 2: I added the creamy vanilla color from the palette onto my brow bone as a highlight. Next using a flat synthetic concealer brush I applied the color tattoo onto my lid as a base to intensify the look.

Step 3: The using the darkest shade out of the palette I applied it over the lid base and then blended it upwards and kept it below the crease color.

Step 4: Using the same concealer brush I sprayed it with a setting spray, but you can use water if you do not own one. I applied the mineral shadow to the inner corners of my eye lid and patted it down into place. 

Step 5: Finish off the eye look with a little more of that dark brown on the outer corner of the eye to give it a more smokey effect. Add your favorite liner and mascara and smudge a little of the dark brown under your lower lash line and you are done...

I really wish the pictures would have shown off the mineral shadow a lot more but my lighting was horrible that day. I apologize for that! I really hope you enjoyed the product reviews and the mini pictorial and as I said you can tone down this look if you are not into the smokey eye look and just wear the mineral shadow on it's own for a more appropriate day/work look add your favorite mascara and you are out the door. 

Feel free to leave me any questions, comments or requests in the comments below. Also go check out Ms.Brooke's products fan page. 

Brooke's links:

Check out her page she always has product specials, fan giveaways and offers product samples if you are interested in the products. Don't forget to shoot her a comment and let her know I sent you! 
FYI she will be sponsoring my upcoming giveaway with one of the products mentioned above so stay tuned for that.


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