3 New Cleansers I’ve Been Testing – Summer Fridays, REN Skincare and Elemis

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So many new cleansers have recently launched and I’ve been testing a few from some of my favorite brands and am sharing my thoughts in today’s post:

1. Elemis Superfood Cica Calm Cleansing Foam – I avoid most foaming cleansers at all costs. I have found a few here and there that don’t strip my skin of every last bit of moisture but they are few and far between. However, the calming claim really drew me in and as a huge Elemis lover I wanted to give this the benefit of the doubt. First of all, the foam almost feels like cream because it is so soft and smooth. It doesn’t remove my makeup effectively but it does a wonderful job as a morning cleanse or second cleanse. My skin feels nice and balanced after and for those that prefer a foam texture, this is a great option that will still keep moisture in your skin.

From left to right: Elemis Cleansing Foam, Summer Fridays Cleanser and REN Cleansing Jelly

2. Summer Fridays Amino Gel Cleanser – This cleanser by far was the most requested by all of you for me to review and I bought it almost immediately when it launched. I haven’t tried the entire Summer Fridays line, but I have loved what I’ve tried so far. This is a very lightweight gel cleanser that is designed to remove makeup and impurities while also hydrate and calm the skin. To be honest, I really didn’t think it was up to the task of removing my makeup because I find that normally oils or balms are the only type of cleansers that can. However, I was wrong. This did in fact remove most of my makeup effortlessly leaving only a small trace of mascara still remaining. While it can remove makeup, I prefer to use it as my second cleanse because it makes my skin feel so soft and hydrated afterwards. If you have been wanting to try it, I definitely think you won’t be disappointed!

3. REN Perfect Canvas Clean Jelly Oil Cleanser – Any new of jelly cleanser that launches and I immediately want to try it. I love jelly cleansers mostly because they often break down to an oil and are fantastic at removing makeup and giving the skin a nice deep clean. This REN cleanser has a very thick texture when you first massage it into the skin but after a few seconds it begins to turn into a silky oil and cuts right through all my makeup. Add a bit of warm water and it turns into a soft gentle milk and rinses off effortlessly. As an added benefit, I definitely get a slight exfoliation from the extra massaging I need to do to break the jelly down into an oil so my skin is left feeling so soft and smooth. This one will definitely be a repurchase!

Have you tried any of these cleansers? What did you think?

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Target Spring Clothing Haul + Try-On

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Jacket (runs big, I’m wearing an XS) | Sweater (runs big, I’m wearing an XS) | Jeans | Pumps (similar)

I know this first outfit isn’t really spring appropriate, but the rest of the items I picked up from Target are definitely great transitional pieces! Some were a hit like this jacket and fuzzy sweater, and others were a miss. If you want to see every item in action, I did an IGTV here so you can watch that and hear me talk through each piece.

Smocked top (runs big, I am wearing an XS) | Jeans | Necklace

I LOVE this smocked top! This cinched waist makes it so flattering and it is perfect to wear to work or with jeans for the weekend.

Top (runs big, I am wearing an XS) | Jeans (runs big, I am wearing a size 2) | Pumps (similar) | Necklace

I am so bummed that they didn’t have a smaller size available in these jeans because they are so cute! I personally love a paper bag waist style pant and the cropped length is perfect for my short inseam. Sadly, I didn’t keep these because they didn’t have a smaller size available. The striped top however is a great piece to wear with leggings/denim and is so soft.

Cardigan (runs big, I am wearing an XS) | Faux Leather Leggings (use code: MAREEXSPANX to get 10% off!) | Loafers

This cardigan is another great piece to wear with leggings or jeans. The gold buttons dress it up a bit but the fit is very oversized so be sure to size down. I think this would also look great worn open over a fitted turtleneck dress.

Sweater (runs big, I am wearing an XS) | Pants (runs big, I am wearing a size 2) | Pumps (similar)

Once again, I LOVE these pants but they didn’t offer a size smaller than a 2 and these were still quite big on me. The fit on them is absolute perfection and if you need a new pair of black pants for work these are a must have!!!

Sweatshirt (runs big, I am wearing a size XS) | Jeans

Meh. That’s all I have to say about this sweatshirt. It’s ok, but nothing special. It is somewhat like this one I recently wore, but not very flattering. This was a pass for me.

Overall, I was really impressed with the selection Target has right now. I ordered all of this online but some of it may be in store if anything is already out of stock. What piece was your favorite??!

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Past Posts

All My Looks On sale + the Best Sales to Shop this weekend

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Sweater and pants on sale Sweater on sale Hoodie on sale Hoodie on sale Boots and beanie on sale Sweater and pants on sale Sweater and jeans

Target Spring Home Decor Finds

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Now that I am finally getting around to decorating the downstairs portion of my home, I have been loving so many things that Target has right now.

Farmacy Brand Review and Faves + $200 Giveaway!!

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I love Farmacy and thought I would do a brand review on all the products I have tested. There is also a giveaway happening in the video

The Lace Top You Need For Spring

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Lace top – Wayf (runs TTS, here’s the black version without the poofy sleeves) | Jeans – Rag & Bone (similar here) | Pumps – Dee Ocleppo