Formula 10.0.6 Deep Down Detox Ultra-Cleansing Mud Mask

Jennbizzle Reviews: Deep Down Detox Ultra-Cleansing Mud Mask

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Because my skin went super crazy and decided to start breaking out like a prepubescent teen after I had the little Peanut, I’ve been literally trying everything to make it BE NORMAL again.

Naturally, (no pun intended), mud masks were high on my list of things to try. They are supposed to draw out impurities and truly clean your pores. But, they can also be pretty pricey. I got a recommendation for this mask from Ulta, and it’s really affordable. I figured, even if it didn’t work at all, it was only a couple of bucks out of my pocket. So this is the one that I started my journey with. I’ve tried many, many more since I bought this one. But it’s definitely worth talking about.

About the Product

This Super-Cleansing detox mask cleanses impurities for a clearer, brighter, complexion. The energy of orange recharges, while sea salt cleanses and bergamot balances. Your face will notice the difference.

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  • Included: One (1) 3.5 oz tube of product
  • Retail Price: $5.99
  • Availability: Amazon or Ulta

My Review

The mask comes in a thin tube, which is really easy to squeeze. It’s scented with orange and bergamot (which is also a really citrus-y scent), so it gives you a really fresh experience. I always associate a citrus scent with cleanliness, and bergamot is known for its antibiotic & disinfectant properties, so it makes sense to me!


When applied, the mask looks orange-y prurple, and it quickly starts to burn (in a good way). If you have sensitive skin, the burning sensation may be too much for you with this product, as it’s particularly strong. My mantra is that if it’s burning, it’s working! So the burn doesn’t bother me.

Then, after application, it’s just a waiting game. As with any other type of mask, you just need to wait for it to dry and try to relax your face so that it doesn’t crack.

After it’s dry, I get a wash cloth as hot as I can and then I place it on my face to loosen the mask and give my skin a little steam love. Scrub away the mask and wash of the leftovers. The results, for me, usually come the day after. I’ll get a couple of small pimples that are really easy to extract, because they were probably clogged pores that the mask brought to the surface. Then I have a clear face for a few days.

I’d say that this product is good for the price point, but it’s definitely something you need to stay on top of and keep using or the effects won’t last long. But I’m happy with it for being a $6 product!

What do you think about the Deep Down Detox Ultra-Cleansing Mud Mask? Have you tried it yet? Love it or leave it?
Tell me in the comments below or on twitter @jennbizzle!

Allure Sample Society Beauty Box

Jennbizzle Reviews: Allure Sample Society

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Allure Beauty Box

I’m an absolute freak about checking the Amazon Daily Deals, and one day this box popped up for half of the regular Allure Sample Society Beauty Box subscription price. With a deal like that, I couldn’t pass it up. I still didn’t know what would be inside, so it was definitely a risk. However, I was mostly pleasantly surprised with what I received.

Butter London Lippy Tinted Balm in Apricot Sunray – $20

Butter London LippyThis was the first thing I saw and I was so excited because it was a FULL-SIZED Butter Lippy! However, it immediately let me down because it was totally melted in the tube. I scooped it all out and shoved it back in, now I apply it with a lip brush, but it’s not the same.


Butter London Lippy SwatchI’m so bummed, too, because the color is fabulous. It’s supposed to be coral, but it’s so understated that it’s more peachy. Since I wear a really natural look most days, it’s perfect for my daily routine.


LA Source Ultra Moisturizing Hand Therapy – $9

la-sourceI literally used all of this in two applications. It is ultra-moisturizing, as it claims, though it’s also a little greasy. I think the scent they were going for was “natural”, but it still smelled pretty perfume-y to my sensitive nose. I really wish there were some more in this small sample. 


Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair – $58 (for a full-sized product)

estee-lauderI passed this onto my mother-in-law, since she’s been trying to find the best anti-aging products. Knock on wood – I’m not in the market for these kinds of products yet.


RGB Nail Polish – Oxblood – $18

rgb-oxbloodI was also really excited to have a full-sized nail polish in Oxblood! Unfortunately, this nail polish was a bust. You need minimum of three coats for it to not be see through. I actually applied a white base coat and then three layers, and then a Seche Vite top coat. It was ridiculous. And after all that, it chipped all over the place within 3 days.


Burberry Fresh Glow Luminous Fluid Base – $48 (for a full-sized product)

burberry-fresh-glowThis was a super tiny sample as well, and I haven’t really had time to do my research on it. Which means, I still haven’t tried it. I’m interested to try it as a strobe-type highlighter in my contour routine. We’ll see!



My Review

My overall impression is that the Allure Beauty Box has really top of the line beauty samples. I SO wish that my lippy wasn’t melted. It still bums me out. And that nail polish was horrendous. I’ll never buy that brand, ever. Basically, two out of the five products were worth my while.

This was my first box, and I’m definitely more inclined to purchase a subscription at some point. Unfortunately, I  can’t afford to be subscribed to every beauty box, so I always cycle through a few subscriptions a year. And I really hope to see more like this on Amazon, since I’m more inclined to purchase a one-time box than be roped into a subscription!

What do you think about the Allure Beauty Box Subscription? Have you tried it yet? Love it or leave it?
Tell me in the comments below or on twitter @jennbizzle!


Jennbizzle Reviews: Dr. Bronner’s Castile Soap + a FREE bottle for you!


Dr. Bronner's Liquid Castile Soap

I was introduced to the magical product that is Dr. Bronner’s Castile soap more than a year ago. Back then, it was a very well-kept secret. So well kept, in fact, that I had to search almost every store in my city and I finally found it in the teeny-tiny naturals section in my Target. Also, it was outrageously expensive for a bottle of soap. I was skeptical. But my Pinterest page raged about the qualities of this soap, so I bought it anyway.

Little did I know that (1) it is totally worth any price, and (2) it would last me forever. Now, I’m super excited to share that ePantry (yes, that eco subscription service I’m always raving about!) is offering Dr. Bronner’s products! What’s even better? They’ve got them for an AMAZING price. Seriously, like, one-third of the price that I originally spent.

About the Product

Castile soap is actually just a type of soap, not a brand name or anything. It basically means that the soap is made with 100% plant oils. There aren’t any animal products in it, like most soaps on the market. There are no chemicals in castile soap at all, so it’s completely Earth & body friendly.

All of Dr. Bronner’s products are certified Non-GMO, not animal tested, fair for life, OTCO, and vegan.

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My Review

I actually haven’t run out of my original bottle yet, that’s how potent this stuff is. So, no matter what price you purchase it at, it’s totally worth the money. I mean, how much do you spend on dish soap? Laundry detergent? Shampoo? Bathroom cleaner? Floor cleaner? Foaming hand soap? Dog shampoo? And how much to do you spend on all of that in one year? Yeah, that adds up. Dr. Bronner’s Castile soap can replace every single one of those products and more. So, go ahead. Stock up!

Typically I use mine for really nasty jobs. Instead of elbow grease, I just use Dr. Bronner’s. I scour my baked on foods, get those pesky stickers off glass, and I always add it to my floor cleaner concentration. The great thing is, you just need a smidge. I still have about 1/4 of a bottle left after over a year of use. Since ePantry is offering such a great deal, I bought another (larger) bottle of Dr. Bronner’s Liquid Castile Soap.

Since I got a new bottle, and this one smelled like peppermint, I decided to do a little something special. I actually cleaned half of my makeup brushes with castile soap, and the other half with the e.l.f. brush cleaner that I usually use. The ones that were cleaned with Dr. Bronner’s came clean right away while the others needed to be rinsed a few times (like always). Now, even day later, as I’m doing my makeup I keep getting whiffs of peppermint. It’s lovely!

Here’s how you can get your own bottle for FREE:

All you have to do is sign up for an ePantry account! My readers (specifically, those who sign up using my link) will get a Free Dr. Bronner’s 32 Oz Liquid Castile Soap & Free Shipping for first-time orders.

This is a super exclusive offer, and it’s only good through this week so sign up now!

  • After you sign up, answer a few easy questions about your home, cleaning schedule, and favorite products. ePantry uses your answers to get a feel for what you like & to suggest products for future shipments.
  • Then customize your basket! This is definitely the most fun part.
  • You must be at a final total of $20 to check out. The minimum is for first-time orders only.
  • Once you have filled your basket, click Finish & Pay!

The best thing is that ePantry is flexible, you can choose exactly what you want, when you want it. You are not locked into any kind of set schedule, and the products that you receive are completely up to you.

I’ve been ordering from ePantry every 2-3 months for nearly a year now. We’ve got a ton of eco-friendly products in the house, and I get to keep refueling my love for their soy candles!

What do you think about Dr. Bronner’s Liquid Castile Soap? Have you tried it yet? Love it or leave it?
Tell me in the comments below or on twitter @jennbizzle!

Zakia's Morocco Moroccan Black Soap

Jennbizzle Reviews: Zakia’s Black Soap & Exfoliating Glove

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Zakia's Morocco

Zakia’s Morocco asked me to participate in an ongoing campaign launched by Brandbacker, and I happily accepted! This is the second in a series of reviews for Zakia’s Morocco line of products, the first being Zakia’s Morocco Clay Mask, and so far I’m loving the products. Also, like the first post, I’ve got a chance for my readers to win a $50 gift card to Zakia’s Morocco at the end of the post! This shipment was jam-packed full of stuff, so let’s get started!

About the Product

Screen Shot 2015-07-10 at 7.33.46 PMMoroccan Black Soap is a wondrous body treatment. It is rich in minerals helping clean and detoxify your skin while leaving an extraordinary smooth and silky finish. Enjoy what Moroccan women have known for centuries…Beldi Black Soap is the secret to clean, healthy, radiant skin.

The soap “BELD” is a 100% natural plant product. Based on an olive oil pulp this soap is extremely rich in vitamin E. It is a great emollient, exfoliator and moisturizer. It cleanses the skin by removing dead cells and toxins leaving the skin soft and silky to the touch. Thanks to this high content of vitamin E, it helps to revitalize the skin, acting against dryness, dehydration and aging skin. This soap lathers modestly and you will love the richness of its texture.

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  • Included: One (1) 8oz jar of Moroccan Black Soap and one (1) Kessa Exfoliating Mit
  • Retail Price: $39.99 (now on sale for $19.99!) + free shipping
  • Discount Code: ZMBLOG-128″ – good for 20% off your order!
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My Review

As with the last product Zakia shipped me, this one included a full guide on how to use the product, as well as personal tips & tricks from Zakia herself. In fact, when she read my last post, Zakia sent me an email and talked about how she loved my review and that I tested it with my husband. She also had a suggestion for my husband’s use of the Moroccan Black Soap, based on her husband’s recommendation. She said that he should lather it up and use it to shave his face with.

Note from Zakia

The product itself is brownish-black and gooey. I had to stick my finger in there to stir it around to mix the liquid and the thicker soap together. To be honest, it really reminded me of mixing natural peanut butter in with the oils that had separated after packaging the jar. I’ve never used soap like this before. It’s thick and greasy, almost like a lubricant, but it suds up and dissolves like soap!

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The packaging is very basic, similar to the clay mask powder. It’s sealed with plastic wrapping. Unfortunately, I’m not sure if that plastic is enough to keep the product sealed during shipping, as mine leaked all over the inside of the envelope and all over the other products. Everything was wrapped individually, so nothing was damaged. But it did make for a bit of a messy “unboxing”.

There are a few different scents that you can order, but I received the traditional Argan Oil scent. I really don’t notice a strong smell at all. In fact, after I’d used the Moroccan Black soap, the next time I used my regular body wash (Suave Professionals Moroccan Infusion) I realized just how perfume-y my body wash smells. It was so overwhelming! It’s things like this that just make me so skeptical of these “natural” products on the shelves in major stores.

The first time I tried the soap, I did just as my handy guide suggested: Take a pinch of the soap from the jar, lather it up, and scrub with the Kessa exfoliating glove. My skin felt like I was scrubbing it with a brillo pad. But, you know how when you have a face wash or mouthwash that burns and that’s how you know it’s working? That’s how I felt about my brillo pad scrubbing experience.

I really love the humor in the How To Guide, when talking about exfoliating. It says, “Don’t overdo it on your first go. You want to only remove the surface dirt and dead skin and not your entire epidermis.” – HA!

The true test was using the product on my heels. I have cracked heels that I cannot get rid of. I used some of the soap specifically on my feet, but obviously the soap from the rest of my body had been running down to my feet during the entire shower. Then I scrubbed with the Kessa glove and then used my pumice stone. I literally watched as the skin came peeling off my feet. I’m definitely going to try some of the Moroccan Black Soap in a foot soak, followed by the Argan Oil (psst, that’s the next item I’m testing!) before bed.

  • Likes: It really did peel off my dead skin. My favorite part is that it’s totally natural and STILL delivers on its promise as a product. You can’t ask for any more than that, right?
  • Dislikes: The only thing that was bad about my experience was the product leaking in the shipping package. Also, as much as I understand the product and why it’s in a gooey form, I can’t help but think it would be so much more convenient in a bar form. But, I know that’s just the convenience of processed products that I’ve been spoiled (and probably poisoning my body) with.
  • Would I Purchase? I don’t anticipate running out of this stuff anytime soon. Seriously, I feel like I used so much and yet the jar is still full. If it really works to change my husband’s skin when shaving, I may need to purchase some more!


Zakia’s Morocco is not only offering a 20% off discount code (ZMBLOG-128) for my readers, but is ALSO sponsoring a giveaway! Use this link to enter to win one of ten (10) gift certificates for $50!

What do you think about the Moroccan Black Soap & Kessa Glove? Have you tried them yet? Love it or leave it?
Tell me in the comments below or on twitter @jennbizzle!