Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Beauty Review: Tatcha Polished Rice Enzyme Powder & Davines OI All in One Milk.

It has been WAY too long since I've done a beauty review and I've got new stuff I'm dying to tell you about. Also, I should be getting a Sephora Play box and a Birchbox in the next week so I can have a sample box duel for your viewing pleasure. Hooray for dumb tiny samples! 

So, first I want to talk about this Tatcha Polished Rice Enzyme Powder which I got in my spring Box of Style (that's my referral link which gives you $10 off). I wasn't terribly excited by the idea of scrubby face powder because I prefer chemical exfoliants but I was willing to give it a try. 

First of all, the packaging is ridiculously fancy and nice. That fancy jar comes wrapped in paper in a fancy box and the whole thing just feels FANCY. Like, rich lady fancy. I'm a sucker for nice packaging if you couldn't tell. 

I realized after reading the description that this is an exfoliator but also a cleanser, so after using my Pixi balm cleanser to remove my makeup I dumped a little of this powder into my hand, added a bit of water and rubbed my hands together to get it lathery. And you guys. It's SO FREAKING NICE. 

It's got this surprisingly soft, creamy texture to it and a very gentle exfoliant and it just feels so so nice. I massaged my face with it and rinsed and everything was good. My face felt clean but not dry or irritated. You only need a little bit of product so I suspect this container will last a really long time, which is good because it costs $65. This doesn't please me much, but Sephora carries a travel sized version of the "classic" version which would be a great way to try it out without resorting to living in a van down by the river. (Or just go to Sephora and getchoo a sample.) 

Next, we have the Davines OI All in One Milk:

Now, obviously this Davines Oi Milk is a Kim France recommendation and there is a reason she was the founder of a magazine about shopping. Kim makes me want to buy things. Every time she mentions this product I'm all, OMG WANT THAT. So, when I went to my salon for an appointment and saw that they just started carrying Davines, I was like, OMG WANT THAT. And so I got that.

So, listen. This stuff is weird and magical. It's a detangler, a heat protectant and some other stuff that I can't read because I got the travel size bottle. I spray it all over my hair when it's still damp, put some Bumble and bumble Straight Blow Dry on the ends and go to town with my hairdryer and flat iron. The end result: REALLY, REALLY GOOD. It gives my hair a little bit of oomph and some shine and it smells* mysterious and rich, like amber and spices.

*So, the smell. The scent is not going to be for everyone and I wasn't sure it was for me (hence the tiny bottle) but the more I use it the more I love it.


  1. Ohhh, I hate to be the one to break it to you, but Tatcha doesn't last a long time. I feel like I FLEW through my full-sized jar, using it a couple times a week. Maybe I was sloppy with it? I thought it did an OK job of exfoliating, but I guess my skin likes it a little rougher than what Tatcha had to give. The packaging was insane. Opening it was like the lobby of a Mandarin Oriental hotel.

    1. Boooo! I only use it a few times a week so it seems like it's still pretty full? I don't know. It's good stuff either way.


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