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Freeman Papaya and Mango Moisture Shampoo

I am 2 months in using this product and I feel like I have enough to provide a comprehensive review. Today’s post is on Freeman Papaya and Mango Moisture Shampoo.

Freeman Papaya and Mango Moisture Shampoo

What I love about this product? It’s supposed to be color safe and rich in moisture, which is a welcoming thing for dry and damaged hair. I was actually pretty happy with how it performed even though I don’t have colored hair and my hair is neither dry nor damaged. The most interesting thing I found about it is that it acts like a clarifying shampoo almost for me. It gives me that squeaky clean feeling in my hair that I normally get with clarifying shampoos. It’s just not to the same degree — which isn’t a bad thing at all! I really appreciate it as summer weather is here and my hair tends to fall limp faster due to any products and natural oils from my scalp weighing it down. This provides some relief to that until the next wash. The scent of this product is definitely on the fruity side although it doesn’t strike me as having the freshness tone that fresh fruit has.

What I don’t like about this product? It looks to be discontinued. -.-

More information on other products the brand carries is available on their website here.

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NEOGEN Dermalogy Green Tea Real Fresh Foam Cleanser

Hey guys! Today’s post is on a product I got from my close friend Renu. She was sent this to try it out and stuff but it didn’t work out for her. While the product seems that it works well, she found it to be too drying for her skin. She passed it onto me and here are my thoughts on the NEOGEN Dermalogy Green Tea Real Fresh Foam Cleanser.

NEOGEN Dermalogy Green Tea Real Fresh Foam Cleanser

What I love about this product? Everything from the pump bottle to the green colored packaging to the scent — it’s all very appealing to me. I was wary about trying out a new facial cleanser but since my friend found it too drying, it might be perfect for me since I think I have oilier skin than her. The first 2 times I tried it, I could see what she meant about it being on the drying side. It cleans my skin very well, stripping almost ALL of the oils from my face. While I love it, I do agree with her that it’s on the drying side. BUT! I started the Korean 10-step skin routine (mine’s more like 8 steps really) and the first step is using an oil based facial cleanser. The cleansing oil I’ve been using is DHC Deep Cleansing Oil. While it doesn’t leave my face with a lot of oil, I could still feel some left over on my face. Enter the NEOGEN Dermalogy Green Tea Real Fresh Foam Cleanser for step 2 and it is PERFECT for it! It cleans and strips away whatever is left over after using the cleansing oil. My face is ready then for the next step (facial toner). The way I apply this is to use one pump’s worth of foam and spread it over my dry (or close to dry) face. I rub in or massage it in as much as I can and wet my fingers to add water to it on my face. I find that I have better control this way than a few other ways I’ve tried to use this product.

What I don’t like about this product? Nothing other than accessibility probably. The price is a bit higher than most generic cleansers but it lasts a long time and it’s worth the price.

More information on this item and other products the brand carries is available on their website here.

Curtain Call: Briogeo Rosarco Milk™ Reparative Leave-In Conditioning Spray

Hey guys! It’s almost the end of April. Time sure flies by fast! Easter came and went and so did my birthday and wedding anniversary. April is always a busy month for me filled with celebrations of my own or of my family members and friends. Today’s post is another edition of Curtain Call. I got this product from my ipsy May 2017 Glam Bag. I didn’t get a chance to try it until a little over a month ago. Here’s my take on the Briogeo Rosarco Milk™ Reparative Leave-In Conditioning Spray.

Briogeo Rosarco Milk™ Reparative Leave-In Conditioning Spray

Stated from their website:

WHO IT’S FOR:
Those with dry, damaged, and brittle hair.

WHAT IT IS:
An ultra-lightweight leave-in conditioning spray fortified with a unique blend of nourishing rosehip, argan, and coconut oils.

WHAT IT DOES:
Infused with Briogeo’s signature blend of ultra-nourishing rosehip, argan and coconut oils, this milky blend effectively restores hair’s softness, strength, manageability, and moisture levels, while acting as a barrier against heat. Perfect for use on wet or dry hair, this non-greasy formula seals the hair cuticle to lock in moisture, restore luster, and diminish frizz without leaving behind product buildup. SAFE FOR: Color treated, keratin treated, chemically-treated, and relaxed hair.

SAFE FOR:
Color treated, keratin treated, chemically-treated, and relaxed hair.

What I love about this product? It’s easy to use and pretty straightforward. I like how they came up with the name of the brand (ROSehip, ARgan & COconut oils) — very unique and creative! I does seem to help my hair be more manageable and more tangle-free but that’s about it. I used this almost everyday to every 3 days depending on if I have this on hand or one of my other go-to leave-in conditioning sprays. Priced at $20 for a 5 oz / 147 ml bottle, it is pretty affordable.

What I don’t like about this product? I am not a fan of the scent. It’s not putrid or offensive, it just falls into the family of scents I dislike. It’s not floral or what I would describe as a clean scent nor is it a musk or earthy. It’s closest to floral out of the 4 types of scents I mentioned but powdery maybe? There is a sharp note in it that makes me so glad I am at the last few spritzes of it. I don’t find this to be as effective in keeping my hair soft, manageable and tangle-free as the Sexy Hair Healthy Sexy Hair Soy Tri-Wheat Leave In Conditioner or even Dove Hair Therapy Nourishing Oil Care Detangler. Plus, I prefer the scent of the other 2 products better.

More information on this item and other products the brand carries is available on their website here.

ipsy March 2018 Glam Bag

The last day of March! Spring is here to stay and tomorrow is both Easter Sunday and April Fool’s Day. The temperature here will take a slight dip and everyone’s over it already. They are ready for warm weather to stay. But most will eat their words in a few months, as they do every year, as summer can get very hot here in Tornado Alley. Anyway, here’s what I got in my ipsy March 2018 Glam Bag.

ipsy March 2018 Glam Bag

I didn’t care much for the bag really. I can see that they want to foster creativity with this month’s bag, but I didn’t care for it really. The first item that caught my eye is the Benefit Cosmetics BADGal Bang Mascara. Everything about the packaging is eye-catching to me. The shade it comes in is called Pitch Black. Next is the BRTC Jasmine Waterful Foaming Cleanser. I’ve never heard of this brand before but I looked it up really quick and I think it’s a Korean beauty brand. I’m going to give this a whirl soon! Then we have the Tarte Sex Kitten Eyeliner. I love the brand Tarte and I am in need of a small eye liner like this that I can easily stash in a wristlet, clutch or even a wallet. Next we have the AHAVA Purifying Mud Mask. I use face masks a few times a month or more and am excited to try this out. Last up is a Finding Ferdinand Lipstick. The shade I got this in is Rose Gold. I’ve never heard of this brand before but the shade is right up my alley to try.

Benefit Cosmetics BADGal Bang Mascara

BRTC Jasmine Waterful Foaming Cleanser

Tarte Sex Kitten Eyeliner

AHAVA Purifying Mud Mask

Finding Ferdinand Lipstick

The contents of this bag is much better than many of the ones I got recently. I hope next month’s bag continues this trend!

Befine Exfoliating Cleanser

Hey guys! We’re on the last few days of March! Time sure flies by fast this month. Today’s post is on a product I got from my ipsy January 2018 Glam Bag. Here’s my thoughts on the Befine Exfoliating Cleanser.

Befine Exfoliating Cleanser

What I love about this product? It comes in a standard tube that most facial cleansers and scrubs come in. The scent is pleasant and not overpowering. You can tell it’s sweet but not too artificial. The consistency is thick and I had a little bit of a hard time to squeeze some of it out onto my fingers. Instead of following the directions of applying the product onto wet skin, I chose to apply the product onto my face by patting it on and then adding water by wetting my hands. I find this way of applying it easier to use. Once a little bit of water comes into contact with the cleanser, it is much easier to spread over skin and use it to exfoliate. It does a pretty good job doing that really. Be careful not to add too much water when exfoliating as you will end up just washing it off. Just a little bit of water to help with making it easier to massage the product over your skin is key. Some may find this too abrasive so steer clear or test this on you hand first to gauge if this is too harsh for your skin.

What I don’t like about this product? Honestly, nothing really. It is carried by many retailers and the price, while a bit on the high side for an exfoliating cleanser, won’t break the bank.

More information on this item and other products the brand carries is available on their website here.

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