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Monday, March 31, 2014

My March favorites!!!

1. Olays 4-in-1 cleansing cloths for sensitive skin. These cloths come with soap in the fibers and when you wet them they start to lather. These are excellent at removing all of the makeup and dirt. These are about $6

2. Vanedo Sheet masks korea. I purchased these through amazon. You open these up and put the sheet over your face. Normally when I use these or makeup removing wipes they have no product on them. But these are saturated in product. They have more product than you need so I take the rest and apply it on my neck. These were $13 for 12 sheet masks.

3. kao megurhythm Steam Hot eye mask. I also purchased these on amazon. These aren't really meant for beauty but they are relaxing. These are self heating and they last 10 minutes. You open the mask up and put it on and it instantly starts to heat. These were $15 for 15

4. Too Faced Better than Sex Mascara. This mascara is the best I've ever tried. It gives you thickness and volume. This doesn't irritate my eyes and it does a great job. This is $20 and you can get it at Sephora, online, or at Ulta.

5. Queen Helene Cholesterol conditioning cream. This product is great at repairing hair and helping frizz and knots. This product has done wonders for my hair. Its very prone to knotting and this has helped the ends of my hair look great. This is $5 at sallys or any department store.

6 Miracle skin Transformer Mud mask. This product is good at declogging pores and giving the skin a deep clean with an antiaging benefit. I have done a review on this, so look through my blog posts if you want to know more of the benefits. This is $38 and sold at Sephora.

7. Aussie 3 Minute miracle deep conditioner. This product has been used as my normal conditioner. This smells like coconut and it helps soften the hair even more. I have been using this and the cholesterol and my hair doesn't get knotted anymore. This is $4 and you can find it at any department store.

8. Stilas convertible lip and cheek duo. This product is a cream. It can be used on both the lips and the cheeks. I have used this on the cheeks and it looks great, I have the color lillium and it looks good on my fair skintone.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Cheap teeth whitening at home

I have seen many teeth whitening kits that you can do at home. They are all so expensive and I don't have a ton of money to spend on teeth whitening. I have noticed that my teeth look whiter and less stained when I do my routine.

1. I first rinse my mouth with hydrogen peroxide. This product is what is in most teeth whitening products. I rinse my mouth with this for 1 minute and them spit out.

2. Brush your teeth. I like to use arm and hammer tooth paste because it contains baking soda and peroxide, which will give you a brighter and lighter smile. I brush my teeth for 1-2 minutes and then rinse.

3. If you have very stained teeth consider using a mouthwash that will lighten them as well. Cest has one that is good. I would use mouthwash once a day preferably in the morning.

4. If you want more stain removal, put baking soda on your tooth brush and then brush them. Stay away from your gums because this might irritate them.

5. If they are still not as white as you want them, then you should ask your dentist to lighten them for you, or consider investing in the teeth whitening kits for home.

After about 2 days you should see a little bit of a difference. Keep in mind this doesn't work overnight. This is an ongoing process that you have to continue with for a while to see dramatic differences.

NYX Jumbo Eye pencils REVIEW!!




Nyx's Jumbo Eye pencils were very popular a couple years ago on youtube. Almost everyone had one. Now I feel other companies picked up on that ad they created their own eye pencils. Nyx's Pencils have a wide variety of color selecton. Their most popular one is milk. which Is a great base for making eyeshadows their true color. The consistacy of this product is the best Ive had. They are creamy and they don't cake up. However you need an eye base with this because they crease. That is personally a big problem. I have found other eye pencils that do the same thing and they don't need an eye base. The pigmentation is not great with this product, you need to apply at least 2-3 layers of this product for it to be its true color. Rimmel London came out with a scandal eyes eyeshadow crayon, Victorias Secret had them, not sure if they still have them though, Hard Candy also has a couple, Elf, Covergirl has Shadow Slicks. The point is there are many brands that carry the same product. Nyx's Color selection trumps all of these other ones. However with these new formulations they have built in a primer into some of them. Which is a big plus to the NYX Jumbo eye pencils. Overall I love NYX's Jumbo Eye Pencils. Im unsure of why they are such a big hit other than their fabulous color selections. They are not long lasting ad they crease on their own. To prevent this from happening you need to apply another base. But these are a great addition to any beauty experts collection. Just try the other ones and see if they compare. This product is $4.50. You can find this brand at Ulta, cherryculture.com, and NYX website.

Miracle Skin Transformer Miracle revival mud mask first impression REVIEW!!




The first thing I noticed about this product was the packaging. This comes in a jar and it comes with 3.88oz. This is a grey mousse product with little beads in it. This product is suppose to purify and unclog pores, its suppose to exfoliate, target fine lines and wrinkles, help with age spots, and detoxify the skin. this product contains Manuka Honey, which helps hydrate the skin. Green Tea, an antioxidant that helps neutralize the damage present in your skin, such as age spots, lines and wrinkles, and it helps firm the skin. It contains mushroom extracts which have been proven to provide the same as the green tea. The Beta Glucans are skin soothing and are proven to reduce redness. It contains extracts of Resurrection Plant that stimulates cellular renewal. This product is great. The ingredients are good at what they say they do. There isn't any ingredients that counteract them. This feels smooth on the skin and a little goes a long way with this product. You let it sit on for 15 minutes. When you rinse this off you want to rub in circular motions to remove, this is going to help exfoliate the skin. This is good at absorbing oil. I haven't seen any other difference but I will keep posting about this. It made my skin feel very smooth. You are suppose to use this product up to 2 times a week. This is $38 and you can find it at Sephora. I loved what it di to my skin an so far I would suggest it.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Bare minerals Deep Cleansing Foam REVIEW!!




A cleanser is suppose to cleanse the face and get rid of dirt, makeup and other debris. It wont remove everything which is why a toner is used after. However finding a cleanser that works well at removing a bulk of makeup.

This cleanser states that it is nondrying and it will deep clean your pores. It also says it has 100% Pure ActiveSoil Complex. It says it refreshes skin and it gives it an instant glow. The Activesoil compex is suppose to be an antioxidant and it increases cell renewal rate. Its 'Clinically' proven to give brighter smoother and younger looking skin. it also is suppose to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. It also has electrolytes in it that are suppose to help with moisture retention. There Statistics for this product are: 84% saw an overall improvement in the skins appearance. 90% felt their skin was softer and smoother. 72% of people felt their pores looked smaller and more refined. This was based on a study including 50 women.

My personal opinion on this is not as great as the claims say it is. First I would like to start with the ingredients. One ingredient that I avoid is lavender oil. Lavender Oil is damaging to skin because it irritates the skin. It also contains alcohol. Certain types of alcohol are too drying for the skin, and other types are not bad for the skin. This cleanser contains the kind that is going to damage the skin. With the lavender oil added to this cleanser, it further irritates the skin thus causing more problems for sensitive skin and people looking to minimize aging. I would also like to touch base on the Active Soil Complex. There is no such thing of this. Its just dirt! Also the ingredients that are suppose to cleanse your face are common skin drying ingredients. They are found in bar soaps. When I used this I liked the texture because it is creamy. However this left my skin feeling like it had film over it. It didn't remove any of my makeup and Im sure I still had dirt on my face. This product even made my hands feel like I had a layer of film over them. I can honestly say I would never recommend this product and I was very dissappointed in it. I would give this cleanser a 0/10. It couldn't even remove my makeup and dirt. It had a horrible texture on the face and it had some really bad ingredients in it. You can find this at Sephora, Ulta, bareminerals Store and online, and Amazon.com. This is $20.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Benefits Bad Gal Lash Mascara REVIEW!!

I received a sample of this product from Sephora. And I have to say when I looked at the brush I didn't know if I was going to like this, the brush is a little on the bigger side. But when I tried it, I would never change a thing about it. The brush was perfect with my lashes. I felt like it really lengthened them and it made them look like they had volume and thickness. The formula is not extremely wet but its not dry its in the middle. Which I like, I feel like I have more control over the brush and the lashes. This only comes in black, which I think that women should only wear black (my opinion). This comes in a mini size which is .14oz and it is $10 and then it has a .3oz which is $19. You can find this at Ulta, Sephora, or online.


Pros
- Perfect formula for what I like
- Gives great volume and thickness
- Good brush
 
Cons
- Price, $20 is a lot for a mascara
- Can only get it at Ulta or Spehora or online.
 
 
Overall this is a great mascara, its one of my favorites. Its not my favorite but its one of them. It doesn't clump and it lengthens and thickens lashes beautifully. I give this product a 9/10 only because there is a better mascara. Leave a comment below and guess which mascara is my favorite.

Queen Helene Cholesterol Hair Conditioning cream REVIEW!!

I have damaged hair due to coloring and from styling my hair. With all of the damage, my hair was tangled and snarly. When I woke up in the morning I would wake up to the underneath of my hair knotted. I even tried braiding it and it still got knotted. I wanted to get my hair back to looking healthy and shiny. I not only took off 1 1/2  of an inch of hair. I also put layers in my hair. But I have to say that this product has helped my hair soo much.

I have to say the ingredients are to the minimum with this product. Cholesterol is the 7th ingredient, almost at the bottom of the list. However there is no alcohol and it is light on the fragrance. I still don't like the smell but I still use it. This doesn't leave hair limp and lifeless. It doesn't leave residue behind. And it easily washes out. I have used oil in the past and it didn't wash out good at all. I always had a layer of it left over my hair.

I decided that I would do a weekly hair treatment after I cut my hair, so it will maintain the look of nice hair. This product did wonders on my hair, I don't have too many knots in my hair anymore. My hair is still frizzy but the tangles are 85% less. I would brush my hair and get the tangles out, and distribute oil down to the ends of the hair. I will then Use this product on the ends of my hair working up. I put this on my hair up to my ears. I continue up the rest of my hair until all of the ends are coated and my layers are saturated. I put my hair up in a huge bun on my hair. I sleep with it in and then wash it out in the morning. You can put this in for as long as you want. You don't need to sleep with it to get benefits. You can also put a bonnett on and put heat over it. The heat helps it absorb quicker and deeper into the hairs cuticle. This product is around $5 and you can get it at sallys beauty supply, Drugstores, and amazon


Pros
-Thick and creamy texture
- Doesn't leave hair limp
- Moisturizes hair
- Helps tame knotts
- Rinses out easily
 
Cons
- Smell
- messy on clothes
 
 
Overall this is a great conditioning cream. I would recommend this to everyone who wants a little more shine and moisture back into their hair. This helped so much with my knots and I will continue to repurchase this product. I give this a 9/10

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Favorites of Febuary!!

This is going to be a little different. I want to share what my favorites of this month are. This is not going to be repetitive, I have tried some new products this month and these are what i have been in love with.

1. Vitamin C serum. I've been using Eb5's vitamin booster serum. It is $20 but I got it on sale for $6. Its great at getting rid of redness. Helping fade dark spots and fine lines and wrinkles.

2.  Sephora's The perfectionist makeup sponge. This is a immitation of the beauty blender. I have not used the beauty blender but this one is great at blending and its really good at covering the face without leaving streaks.

3. Queen Helene Cholesterol cream. I use this at least once a week for my hair conditioning treatment. This really helps soften the hair and it helps hydrate. My hair was very frizzy and snarly until i found this product now my hair is 1/3 of what it was before.

4. PMD, Personal Microderm. This can be used on the face and on the body. I use this when Im not usin glycolic or retinol.

5. Josie Maran Aragan Oil. I feel like this has helped my dark circles and my fine lines. I found myself reaching for it more for my moisturizer.

6. Alpha Hydrox Retinol ResQ. This product is great for aging. I think its best at getting rid of fine lines. I haven't seen a difference with my pore size but im looking to prevent aging.

7. Alpha Hydrox 12% Glycolic. This is great at removing dead skin cells and helps products penetrate deeper..

8. Clairol Shimmer lights shampoo and conditioner. This works really well if you have brassiness color to your hair. This helps neutralize it.

9. Olays 4 in 1 cleansing cloths. These remove makeup and dirt well. They come dry and have the cleanser in the cloth when you wet it. They get nice and foamy.

That was all of myfavorites for the month. I would love for you guys to tell me your favorites for the month.