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May 11, 2019

Issa Review: Dripping In Tahiti Lava Au Eau de Shimmer

Hey Girl!

it's been a hot minute! Well, let me briefly catch you up because a lot has happened in a short amount of time. I just turned 34 years old on April 25, and on that day released my first ebook all about healthy clear skin that you can download here and last I'm back in the workforce. So my life is no longer my own but it's all good because I have goals and I have to do what I have to do. But I'm still working on my business and still bringing you content that I feel you will love. 

Today I am bringing you a review. I haven't done an actual review in a very long time. In fact, I haven't done an actual review since April 26 of 2018. But I've done plenty of blog posts since that time. 


Summer is near and I'm sure you are ready to hit that beach in your swimsuit! Well, I have some tips that are going to keep the skin on your body hydrated glowy & I'm going to show you how to fully keep the skin protected because while we want our skin to look and feel amazing we also want to protect it. So first let me give you a few details about this product.


Captured in this photo is Tahiti Lava

Essentially True just released early spring their new Au Eau De Shimmer in translation it means Gold Water of Shimmer. This product is a seasonal product so once it's gone you may not ever see it again. So get it while it's hot and still on the shelves. Some other key things you should know is that 

  • This shimmer is water-based
  • It has a buildable shine (In between each layer you want to allow the dry first)
  • Apply to moisturized skin
  • Not sticky
  • Not Greasy
  • No Transfer
  • Lightweight
  • Retail Price: $28
  • 8 oz 
  • Hand-made with amazing natural ingredients & pure love.
  • Available in 3 Shades: 24 Carat Shine (Intense Gold), Champagne Mami (Subtle Sheen), Tahiti Lava (bronzy hue of sun-kissed melanin)
  • IT SMELLS AAAAHHHHHHMAZING!!!!
Photo Credit: www.essentially-true.com website.

This is a water-based product so it instantly quenches the skin and it also has a natural cooling effect because it is aloe based which is perfect for those hot humid summer days. The benefits of aloe vera juice are that it helps to reduce the frequency & appearance of acne, it reduces skin conditions such as psoriasis and dermatitis. It's rich in antioxidants and vitamins that naturally protect the skin. It is said that the important compounds in aloe vera help to neutralize the effects of UV radiation that not only ages the skin but also burn the skin. It reduces inflammation and scarring and It helps to repair existing UV damage and it can help minimize fine lines and wrinkles. 

When using this product it is suggested that you apply to moisturized skin because there is a difference between your skin being hydrated vs moisturized. And if you have drier skin like myself you definitely want to moisturize your skin first. There is definitely a confusion between Hydration vs Moisturization. And as an educator of skin, it is very important for me to educate you on this knowledge so you can fully understand HOW to use this product in the most effective way. Remember that our skin is the largest organ on our body and in the summer we have to work more to keep the skin hydrated by making sure we are drinking the suggested amount of water. But remember water also evaporates. It can evaporate from sweating and it can evaporate from just pure neglect. Hydration is what makes our skin plump which builds the collagen of the skin internally improving elasticity and it keeps our skin fresh, and soft.  Your skin can be moisturized and still not hydrated. Moisturizer is topical. Hydration is from the inside and also can be applied on the outside to penetrate into the skin. You want to make sure that not only are you fully hydrated but that you are also moisturized because moisture will keep the hydration in. Think of it like this... Dehydrated skin that is moisturized but not fully hydrated will leave your skin feeling dull, tight and lifeless. While dry skin that may be hydrated but not moisturized will still flake and have a rough texture. Make sense? 

So it doesn't matter what your skin type is..understanding that our body needs both hydration & moisture is what is important. Now I will share that normally when we're talking about the order of how you should apply your products it would be to apply your hydrating products first then to seal with a moisturizer to lock the moisture in. Check out my post on The Correct Order To Apply Skincare Products Which is true in most cases or many cases. BUT! There is a but here...Knowing the purpose of the product is what's important and knowing how you may be using the product can also alter this rule. So I use this product in different ways. The original direction is to apply it to moisturized skin because it is a body shimmer. Most times you're not using a "body sh
immer" as a "skincare" product. You're using it because you want the benefit of the glowy shimmer correct? So you can definitely apply it as instructed. The more layers you add the more shimmery and pigmented it will be. Remember it's buildable. You have to let it dry in between each layer.

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Now I personally prefer more of a glow rather than a shimmer and that's just personal preference. So I apply this mainly in the order as I would apply my skincare because I like more of a glow from within and I like the benefits of hydrating my skin and sealing it with moisturizer whether doing it the other way around because I have dryer skin. I still can build the layers and then apply my moisturizer. Remember earlier in this post that I mentioned the benefits of aloe vera juice and how it's a natural protectant of the skin? While that is VERY true guess what? You still should add sunscreen and the reason why is because it goes along with what I said about Hydration vs. Moisture. Hydration alone is not enough. You need to moisturize so having a sunscreen that has moisturizing benefits will help elevate this product. So there are three ways you can use this...


1st Way: Moisturize Skin, Apply Eau de Shimmer, Apply Sun Protection
2nd Way: Apply Eau de Shimmer, Apply Sun Protection
3rd Way: Apply Eau de Shimmer. Apply Moisturizer, Apply Sun Protection

BONUS: Exfoliate Skin with the Sweet Lips Scrub from the "Pretty Kitty Collection"  (which is very moisturizing and will slough off the dead skin. It can be purchased separately from the kit which is amazing!), Apply Au Eau de Shimmer, then Apply Sun  Protection

I personally prefer the second way. I apply to my desired layer and then I seal with a moisturizing sun protector. My current favorite is actually a product that was highly suggested by Jennifer Lopez makeup artist Scott Barnes who revolutionized what we know as the "JLO GLOW". 


What I like about the body mist vs me physically applying a sunscreen with my hands is that once you apply your desired layer of Essentially True's Eau De Shimmer you can mist your body without physically touching your body to moisturize and protect. This just adds another boost of untouched glow to the skin and ultimate protection because you will be outside. You can consistently apply without feeling like you have tons of product on your skin. It's also quite refreshing & it provides UVA & UVB protection. So these are my tips on how you can elevate your glow.

Stop by her page and check out this amazing product. Remember it is a seasonal product so once it's gone it is gone! Au Eau de Shimmer 




Did you enjoy this??? 

If you enjoyed this I have something else that you will enjoy!!! ISSA GIVEAWAAAAAAAAAAY!!! I was sent an extra Au Eau de Shimmer from Essentially True to giveaway to you all! I'm excited for you to try it. It's the shade Champagne Mami. It's going to give you a glow from within sheen. 



Give Away Entry Rules
1. Follow My Page @FaithHaller & @EssentiallyTrue 
2. Subscribe To My Newsletter & Get My FREE Ultimate Clear Skin Guide (You will get special discounts, exclusive giveaways, exclusive tips from not just me but experts & more...
3. LIKE My Most Recent Post 
4. Tag 2 Friends 
5. Bonus Entry - Post Photo to your page. (Stories or Feed. If you post to both it's an extra entry per post. Make sure you tag both me & essentially true in the post & on the photo)


Be sure to check out Essentially True's website to see everything that's carried. Essentially true is a Natural Wellness company that carries an away of natural feminine products. Be sure to use my code "FAITH" to get 10% off



Oh by the way Essentially True is having a Mother's Day Sale where you can get 20% off of entire purchase using Code: LOVEMOM. This code can not be combined with my code for extra discount. I'd suggest just using the 20% off code that lasts through Sunday. If you miss out on this Mother's Day sale then you'll always have access to my code to get 10% off on each of your purchase. 



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