Sunday, June 21, 2015

New & Reviewed: Physicians Formula BB Cream, Hawaiian body lotion, & More

Hi everyone and happy summer!  I recently picked up some new products to try and thought I would do a little new & reviewed post for you all!  Today I am going to be reviewing a tropical smelling lotion by Alba Botanica, an on-trend white nail polish by Sally Hanson, and two physicians formula products, their CC+ concealer and their NEW BB cream!  So, lets get started looking at these products!

Alba Botanica Hawaiian hand & body lotion 

Rating 9/10
I always love trying new Bath and Body products, when I saw/smelled this Hawaiian body butter in the drugstore I had to pick it up!  I was drawn to this product because right on the front it said that the brand does not test on animals, and that the product was a replenishing coco butter.  So I was like coco butter = chocolate smelling and let me just say, this product smells AMAZING, like a mixture of chocolate and coconuts, a perfect scent for summer!  When using this product it made my skin feel super hydrated, and the scent lingers as well which is a plus!  The only reason I did not give this body lotion a 10 is because it did not clear up my dry patches, but it does sooth the skin and smell like the beach so I would say that this product is a love! 

Sally Hanson full Salon manicure nail polish / 195 Let's snow

Rating 10/10
So if your an avid reader of my blog you know that the Sally Hanson full salon manicure line is my absolute favorite formula of nail polish, so really I am just reviewing the color here because the formula is beautiful.  The polish goes on perfectly smooth with lots of pigment and shine, plus it lasts for about a week with hardly any chips!  So lets talk about  Let's Snow, this is a plain white shade that I have taken a liking to!  I recently noticed that EVERYONE I knew/watched on youtube was wearing white nail polish, and I wanted to join in on the trend!  I have never worn a white color on my nails before and I must say I really enjoy it!  White nails match with every outfit I wear and looks super chic at the same time. I give white nails a 10/10, if you haven't joined in on this trend already I recommend you pick up a white polish in your favorite formula for the summer!

Physicians formula CC+ Concealer

Rating 5/10
So recently I have been on the hunt for a cruelty free concealer that has the quality of the Maybelline fit me; smooth application, perfect color match, and brightening full coverage.  Sadly this physicians formula concealer is not a product that I will be adding to my everyday face.  When I swatched this concealer I found that the texture was a nice thick liquid which I liked, but when I applied the concealer I had to build it up quite a bit to conceal under my eyes.  When built up the concealer looks average but after around two hours it begins to oxidize and turn slightly orange.  I would not recommend this concealer, but I've tried much worse concealers in my time.  At least the physicians formula concealer provides coverage for a bit.

Physicians Formula Organic wear BB cream

Rating 10/10
With a complete turnaround from the physicians formula concealer I ended up LOVING their new organic wear BB cream!  In the summer I tend to reach for a light weight BB cream instead of a heavy foundation because of the heat and the fact that my skin is at it's best during the summer months.  This BB cream has become my all time favorite, it matches my skin tone perfectly, blends in beautifully, and has a nice light coverage so it looks like my skin is naturally flawless hahah!  This BB cream also has spf 15 which is a must for the summer and as a bonus this product smells like coconut, yes I'm 100% serious.  I have nothing but love for this BB cream that I added to my everyday products.  If your looking for the perfect summer BB cream, this is it!

I hope this post was helpful for those of you looking to try out some beauty products for the summer!  My favorites will be linked in A Few of my Favorite things on my blog!  Have a sunny day! 


  1. Wow these all look like really good products. I really want to try the Hawaiian Hand and Body lotion haha.
    I love the fact that you look out for cruelty free products, I want to do that more often.
    Peace xo

    1. The lotion is my favorite! and yes there are tons of amazing brands out there that are cruelty free :)

  2. Thanks for the honest reviews! I have never tried any Physicians Formula base products but now I'm intrigued to give that BB Cream a go. I'm also on the look out for a white polish that isn't streaky and this sounds great. Love Sally Hanson :)

    Shannon xx |

    1. Thanks for stopping by! So happy you enjoyed the reviews, the BB cream is such a must have for summer :)

  3. Oh this body lotion smells like chocolate? I want that!! <3
    Nati xx


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