Nature Republic Aloe Vera Gel Review

I love skincare. I started taking care of my skin when I turned 20, but I became really serious once I turned 22. Each year I purchase a different product, but I never make reviews until now. I am excited to report on finishing the famous Nature Republic Aloe Vera Gel.

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I purchased this gel back in January 2017. This is a soothing aloe vera gel made from a Korean skincare company called Nature Republic. The gel is $7.79 on Amazon with free shipping since it is an Amazon prime product; however, Nature Republic’s website has it for $6.60 not including shipping.

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Ingredients: Aloe vera leaf extract (92%), ethanol, glyceryl polyacrylate, dipropylene glycol, butyleneglycol, glycerin, propylene glycol, 1,2-hexanediol, polyglutamic acid, betaine , Sodium hyaluronate, Karen dulcis extract, spearmint extract, lemon balm extract, carbomer, phage-60 hydrogenated castor oil, triethanolamine, phenoxyethanol, purified water, disodium DTA.

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I finally finished the tub of gel which contains 300 ml or 10.56 fluid oz a few days ago. It lasted me for 8 months! It’s a lot of product for an inexpensive price and I like that there’s multiple uses for it: a sleeping mask, body moisturizer, soothes burns and shaving, hydrates nails, lips, and eyes. I mainly used it as a face moisturizer day and night. A lot of YouTuber’s raved about this product, and I caved. Below are my thoughts.

Pros:

  • Inexpensive and a long-lasting product
  • Consistency is light, colored green but transparent, and sinks right into face
  • Gentle enough to be used all of over the face and body
  • Works extremely well for burnt skin (oven accident!)
  • 92% aloe vera extract
  • Nature Republic claims it is free of paraben, mineral oil and artificial colors

Cons:

  • Not moisturizing enough for dry skin
  • May have to reapply multiple times throughout the day
  • Has a slight refreshing fragrance that can irritate skin
  • Unhygienic packaging – you have to dip your fingers into the tub

Rating: 3/5

Overall thoughts: This a mediocre product. I should’ve paid attention that it’s just for soothing skin. It only worked well for my oily skin because it absorbs gel moisturizers really well vs thick creams. It did not break me out but lacks the antioxidants and anti-aging ingredients I am seeking for at this age. This isn’t a horrible product but I will not be purchasing it in the future. 

 

GSLOVE Clothes Website

If you’re on the hunt for cheap clothes then look no further! GSLOVE provides trendy clothes with affordable prices for size small or plus size. 

Website first impression: Has a similar look to a’gaci clothes website. Easy to find search button, centered primary navigation, and clear headings (ex: clothing, plus size, etc.). Visuals are bright, flowery, indicating this is a clothing website.

What I purchased: 6 pieces of clothing varying from $6.99 – $9.99.

Total + Shipping:  $49.89 including $4.95 shipping

  • Ordered on June 25th, 2017 received on July 6th, 2017
  • More info for shipping can be found here http://bit.ly/2tfXPLf
  • “All returns will be credited as online credit only. Customer will be responsible for the return shipping cost. The return shipping is not refundable.”

Packaging: Packed in a sturdy red plastic bag. Each item is individually packed in clear plastic bag.

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Shopping experience: Good

  • Cheap prices and shipping.
  • You get what you pay for – items may shrink and tear easier.
  • I love that they offer a variety of sizes so I can purchase for friends and family.
  • Shipping took 9 business days so plan ahead.

I am not affiliated with GSLOVE. I have shopped from here twice and couldn’t find any reviews on the website so I decided to make a review for an alternative to Forever21.

 

 

KESS InHouse Review

This is the first time I have used KESS InHouse’s website to purchase a gift for my friend’s birthday. KESS InHouse is a home decor website, and they collaborate with creative artist who designs the products for their website. A part of the money goes back to the artist. Pretty neat stuff but a little pricey.

Website first impression:  Has a strikingly similar look to potterybarn’s teen website. Friendly and colorful. You can find dorm items, bedding’s, shower curtains, yoga mats, leggings, wall art, etc. You do not need an account to check out the website.

What I purchased: Wall tapestry size 68″ x 80″

  • Tapestry is light but a size medium which covers my friend’s size queen bed
  • Polyester material that smooths over with a nice shine but with vibrant colors
  • It is a little blurry since it is a wall tapestry but has a whimsical look to it

Total + Shipping: $58.30 including $10 shipping

  • Standard shipping is $10 or free shipping for orders over $100
  • Ordered on 6/21/17 and received on 6/29/17
  • KESS InHouse policies state there is no refunds, returns, or exchanges unless your item is defective then you can get a replacement so be sure before you submit.

Packaging: Flat rate envelope bag and wrapped in a plastic bag. walls

Shopping experience: Average

  • The standard shipping fee is too high in my opinion
  • The website does offer discount codes daily except for shipping codes. If I didn’t use the website’s discount code my total would have been $79.00. There is a student/teacher discount but too late since I submitted my purchase. Link for more info: http://bit.ly/2slUlLH
  • There are only two forms of payments: PayPal and amazon pay. It doesn’t sound too bad, but I’m not sure if everyone has both of those accounts.

I am not affiliated with KESS InHouse. My friend selected an item from their website, and I couldn’t find any reviews on the website so I decided to make one instead.

Poshmark Review

Poshmark is the first app I used to sell my clothes. Simply put, it is a mobile app and online marketplace designed to sell your closet. You can purchase wholesale items from their online marketplace to sell, but you’ll have to invest a bit more to do this. I haven’t tried this yet, and I don’t plan to anytime soon.

Initially this app is targeted for women, but lately I’ve seen more males joining the app to sell items too which I think is great for all genders to join! It’s interesting to see what or why sellers have purchased their items in the first place. The app does require you to have a mobile phone to upload images of your item to be listed; however, you can access the website to browse online, but you won’t be able to sell items. I have been using this app for 2 years now and I feel comfortable to share my thoughts for anyone who is interested.

Recommended for: teens, adults, millennials, disabled, and introverts.

You do not have to leave your house to use Poshmark. This is why I recommend this to anybody who doesn’t have a car, has a disability, lives in the middle of nowhere, or is too young to drive.

What you can do: Sign up for a FREE usps.com account. You can order FREE priority mail boxes NOT priority flat rate mail boxes from the website. Once you have this out of the way, you can always sign into usps.com to schedule a pickup when your items are sold. You will always get email confirmations from usps when your items are shipped/picked up.

Pros Cons
Iphone, Ipad, and Andriod friendly. App upgrades every few months so be sure to see what features have been added or removed. Poshmarks takes a commission from your sales. Their website reads, “For all sales under $15, Poshmark takes a flat commission of $2.95. You keep the rest. For sales of $15 or more, you keep 80% of your sale and Poshmark’s commission is 20%. Once your sale has been delivered and received by your buyer, the earnings from your sale are yours.”
Upload as many images as you want & offers filters for your images. Shipping prices went up from $4.99 –> $5.95 –> $6.49!!! Grrr.
Have your status on “vacation mode” so your closet is still open but users cannot make purchases until you get back. You can trade items with other sellers to bypass the shipping fee but Poshmark is against this for obvious reasons. If you didn’t receive the item or the buyer doesn’t release the money to you, you’re screwed. Do it at your own risk.
A strong Poshmark community such as commenting or replying back on an item. Your comments and posts CANNOT be deleted. It will be left opened for everyone to see so choose your words wisely.
Poshmark has “Posh Protect” meaning they will give you a refund if your purchase was never sent to you or if your purchase doesn’t match the description from the seller. Unresponsive buyers or sellers.
No stamps required (my favorite feature!) – Poshmark sends you an email if your item has been sold. You just print out the label and slap it on to a box. Note: box cannot be more than 5lbs unless if you request a heavier weight label from Poshmark. When the seller doesn’t use their own images in their post. It can be deceiving (colors, damages).
Payment forms can be Paypal, Venmo accounts, Apple Pay, Andriod Pay, debit card, major credit cards including American Express, Discover, MasterCard, and Visa. You can change it anytime you want in your account. It can be weeks or months before someone purchases from your closet again.
The option to “Offer” the seller a lower price. Creepy & pervy users! One buyer wanted to purchase a Halloween costume for a higher price and if I knew any police offers for handcuffs…

Rating: 4/5

Final thoughts: I will switch out to another app if Poshmark keeps raising the shipping prices. I am not paid to use Poshmark. It is a convenient way to sell my clothes instead of getting rejected from Plato’s Closet. My Poshmark username is purdypetite if you are interested in following me on there, and the featured image is my latest purchase.