Spring Cleaning for your Beauty Cabinets {Review}

sampleI am a bit of a beauty product hoarder.  I love trying new hair products, polishes, make up, and lotions.  My poor husband has to share a bathroom with me and all my stuff.  I was able to add to my obsession and try out some great products for Spring.

NEW! Burt’s Bees Lip Shimmers in Apricot and Grapefruit

Burts bees lip shimmer

Look as vibrant as you feel with the rich, luminescent color and pearlized shine of Burt’s Bees® Lip Shimmers in two new refreshing shades. Try Apricot for a beautiful peach-coral or Grapefruit for a delicate, sweet pink. Both feature Shea Butter and antioxidant-rich Fruit Oils to moisturize, nourish, and soften lips naturally.

Price: $4.99

Where to buy: Available at select natural, grocery, drug, and mass retailers, and via www.burtsbees.com.

I really love this lip shimmer.  I don’t wear a lot of lip stick, and I really don’t wear bold colors so these were perfect for me.  They complimented my lips and skin tone well and added just a hint of color.  My lips also feel a lot softer since I have been using these.  I reapply multiple times a day just because I love how it makes my lips feel.  I love Burt’s Bees products.  When these run out I will definitely be buying more.

Philip B. Maui Wowie Volumizing & Thickening Beach Mist

Philip B Maui Wowie

This must-have mist is a lightweight styling product that infuses your hair with body and brings out its natural wave. Maui Wowie keeps your hair looking fresh, effortless, and sophisticated, especially when the weather turns sticky.  Perfect for all your spring break travel!

Price: $22

Where to buy: Philipb.com

To be totally honest I was really skeptical about this beach mist.  I have a lot of really thick hair.  It takes a lot to get the volume I want and need.  Especially because I live in Texas where the humidity just makes my hair super flat.  But I was so pleasantly surprised by how wonderful this worked.  I spray it on my hair when I am half way done blow drying.  I spray it at my roots in a few sections and then comb my hair.  It not only gave me really great volume but it also helped smooth some fly aways.  It also smells really good like I have just gone to the beach.  This is a really great product.

NEW! Josie Maran Pure Argan Milk

Josie Maran Milk

Keep skin hydrated this summer. All the skin-saving benefits of Josie Maran’s 100% organic Argan Oil in an ultra-absorbent, micro-droplet format. Oil and water: the building blocks of healthy skin famously get along like, well, oil and water. To deliver the hydrating and skin-plumping benefits of water with the nutrients and skin cell protection of pure Argan Oil, Josie Maran has developed a propriety blend of both essentials. The innovative Pure Argan Milk Intensive Hydrating Treatment features the cleanest, purest water with Argan Oil micro-droplets that work deep within the skin to deliver anti-aging benefits at a cellular level.

Price: $56.00

Where to buy: Sephora

Winter time is the death for my skin!  I get so crazy dry at winter time.  Even with the humidity here in Texas my skin still gets dry.  I was really excited to try this moisturizer.  I absolutely love it.  It moisturizes my skin but as also helped even my skin tone.  I was worried since it is 100% Argan oil it would leave my skin feeling greasy, but it absorbs quickly and I only have super soft skin after.  I put this on after I wash my face and then I put my lotion with SPF on top of it.  My skin feels fresh and smooth.

Josie Maran Magic Marker Lip & Cheek Stain

Josie Maran Lip Cheek Stain

Finally, a stain that pampers, not parches, with a juicy flush that feels as healthy as it looks. The chunky felt tip delivers a moist hit of color that dries instantly to a flawless matte finish. It’s a cinch to adjust the intensity for day or night: try one coat for demure, two for va-va-voom.

Available Shades: Flamenco, Fox Trot, Waltz, Jitterbug, Jive, Tango

Price: $19.00

Where to buy: Sephora, josiemarancosmetics.com

This was my least favorite product, but like I said before I do not wear a lot of lip stick and I do not wear bold colors.  It applies with a marker and it isn’t kidding when is says it is a “stain.”  If you put this on your cheeks it is impossible to blend and it will not come off!  I did not like this at all.

John Frieda Large Porcupine Round Brush Volume Curls

John Frieda round brush

This unique brush features nylon and boar bristles designed to distribute the scalp’s natural oils for added shine and smoothness, an ideal blowout booster. Best when used with the John Frieda Volume Curls Curling Iron for gorgeous, voluminous hair!

Price: $14.99

Where to buy: Available at drug, mass and food retailers

My hair is pretty long and it takes forever to blow dry because of how thick it is.  Also if I don’t get it blown dry a certain way I pretty much have perma-bedhead until I wash it again.  A good round brush is a must have for me.  This round brush  was great.  The bristles smoothed out  my hair without getting stuck or tangled.  It brushed through my hair really well when it was wet and dry.  I also got really great volume and body to my hair.

güd by Burt’s Bees Mango Moonbreeze Collection

gud from Burt's Bees body wash and lotion

Think tropical island getaway on a moonlit starry night. This amazing new collection is available in shampoo, conditioner, body lotion and body wash. Infused with all natural ingredients including lemon, bergamot, and plum, these products will help you fight dry hair and skin from head to toe with a burst of much-needed moisture.

Price: $6.99 each

Where to buy: Target stores and Target.com

I wish I could let y’all smell this lotion and body wash right now.  Imagine what a beautiful tropical island smells like…. that is what this smells like!  It is amazing!  Again Burt’s Bees has a fantastic product and I will be replacing these as soon as they run out.  They are perfect for Spring and Summer time.  The body wash gets a good lather and I don’t have a yucky film on my skin after I have rinsed off.  My skin just feels nice and smooth.  The body lotion also absorbs well and it seriously smells so great!  It makes me so ready to shake off this freezing cold winter we have had and head into Spring and Summer!

illuMask™ Anti-Aging Phototherapy Mask


The illuMask™ Anti-Aging Phototherapy Mask uses gentle red and infrared light wavelengths and uniformly distributes the light over the entire face for a short 15 minutes a day. Containing 30 treatments in one convenient, lightweight mask, the Anti-Aging Phototherapy Mask is an ultra-affordable step in your skincare routine that delivers clinically proven results. Safe for all skin types and tones, the gentle treatment does not emit any damaging UV rays. Clinical results showed illuMask™ Anti-Aging Phototherapy Mask to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in as little as two weeks.

Price: $30 for 30 treatments

Where to buy: Walmart, Ulta, Target, Walgreens, or via www.illuMask.com

I really like the idea of this mask.  I think it is pretty affordable for how many treatments it gives and it is also really easy to use.  You put the mask on and push the button.  It turns on and off automatically when the treatment is finished.  It also automatically counts down the treatments and shows you how many are left on an easy to read screen.  I have used this for about a week and a half now every day and I can’t really tell a difference.  Granted I am 27 and I don’t really have wrinkles yet, but I do think my skin tone has improved some.  It has been pretty nice relaxing for the 15 minute treatment and it is all really easy to use.  I am anxious to see when I get through all 30 treatments how my skin will look and feel.

Do y’all spring clean your beauty cabinets?  I love getting fresh smells and products for the changing seasons.  Especially when I will be outside and playing with my kids.  I am so ready for this winter to be over.  Bring on spring time!


About Megan

Megan loves being a stay at home mom to a busy boy Hayden (10) and sweet girl Halli (6). She has been happily married to her ridiculously good looking husband for 11 years. She also enjoys blogging, trying new recipes to cook or bake, girls nights, fashion, and reading. You can also find her on twitter and instagram @fourheartsproject


  1. I’m a huge Burt’s Bees fan, but I’m not too hot on those colors. However that gud body wash, I am totally looking for that! The beach spray as well!

  2. I will have one of each, please! I really need to spring clean my beauty items…don’t even ask how old some of my lipsticks are. LOL!!!

  3. Jenn says

    I’m curious about that mask too!

  4. Love Burt’s Bees. Their Gud body wash and lotion looks like something I’ll have to try.

  5. Donna says

    Burt’s Bees are must haves! And I’m intrigued by the mask, too. 🙂

  6. I don’t spring clean my beauty cabinet but I probably should!

  7. Tonya says

    I have some beauty drawers that need spring cleaned! I probably haven’t cleared them out in 3 years!

    I love Burt’s Bees products!

  8. Kira says

    I am almost ashamed to say I’ve never used Burt’s Bees but I’ve heard great things about the brand.

  9. That mask is fascinating! I would love to try that one.

  10. I do spring cleaning with my beauty products too. I admit that I do keep some stuff I probably shouldn’t like some of my favorite eye shadows.

  11. Kerri says

    I just cleaned out my cabinets and threw out a bunch of things I wasn’t using. Out with the old, in with the new!

  12. Love Burt’s Bee’s! Have so much of their stuff in our cabinets. That face mask seems pretty interesting though.

  13. I don’t have a beauty cabinet. LOL Seriously, I’m terrible with the girly stuff. My bathroom cabinets are practically empty and I only keep facial wash around.

  14. I’m ashamed to admit it but nope, I don’t spring clean my beauty cabinet! 🙁

  15. Cleaning the beauty cabinets are the hardest things to do. Someone needs to do mines.

  16. Lauren Riemer says

    I need to look into some of these products!

  17. vickie couturier says

    interesting,never heard of that mask before,,an no my beauty cabinet hasn’t been cleaned in a very long time

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