I’ve been running around trying to redeem my birthday rewards before April was up and this got me to revisiting what I have in my stash to try and use up. One of them has been what I got from the recent Walmart Spring 2016 Beauty Box. Here’s my take on the John Frieda Brilliant Brunette Visibly Brighter Subtle Lightening Shampoo.
What I love about this product? It comes in a tube container that easily dispenses the product. I’m used to the traditional plastic bottle containers more but I’ve used a decent amount shampoos that come in the tube packaging. When I get to the end of the product I just add a little bit of water and shake the last bit of it to apply onto my hair. The scent is pretty good — typical of what I expect from a shampoo really. The formula is a of the same consistency as other John Frieda shampoos I’ve tried in the past. My husband didn’t care for the color of the product at all. I think he was weirded out with the brown or bronze-y color. Still, it does the job of a shampoo really so can’t complain on that.
What I don’t like about this product? Nothing really but there are other lines from this brand that I prefer over this one. I don’t see myself buying this once it’s all used up.
More information on this item and other products the brand carries is available on their website here. This product can easily be purchased in various retail and drugstores such as Walmart, Target, ULTA, CVS, and Walgreens. It is also available online at various websites that carry beauty and personal care products.
Hey guys! Wedding festivities have now died down as my sweet friend that’s like a sister to me is now officially hitched. It was a full weekend for me starting with doing all the girls’ nails and getting mehndi (henna) on my hands up to close to my elbow. The wedding was long but beautiful and full of meaning. Anyway, today’s post is on something I’ve been using regularly recently from the recent Walmart Spring 2016 Beauty Box. Here’s my take on the Biore Baking Soda Pore Cleanser.
What I love about this product? It comes in a standard tube container that most facial cleansers come in. The scent is pretty good although I’m not quite sure how to describe it. Clean? Light? I’ll go with those. The formula is a little bit more viscous than what I expected. So make note of that when squeezing some of the product out to use. It has some larger grainy bits in there but I don’t find it abrasive at all. It actually cleans out my pores very well without drying. I find it such a delight to use! It leaves my skin so soft and smooth. It doesn’t bubble up much but I don’t care about that. I just apply a small amount in the palm of my hand and apply it onto my face with massaging motions. I’ve been using this in my everyday morning shower for about 2 weeks now and love it.
What I don’t like about this product? Nothing at all! I think this is one of my top 3 facial cleansers. I’m definitely buying this one after I use it all up!
Hey guys! I’ve been very busy with work and getting ready for the wedding of a co-worker friend that’s like a sister to me. More wedding festivities are happening tomorrow after last weekend’s birthday party of the bride-to-be and a trial run for makeup earlier in the week. I’ve kicked up my beauty regimen in hopes of looking decent for the wedding so I’ve been using some face masks every few days. Here’s my take on the Freeman Feeling Beautiful Pineapple Enzyme Mask.
What I love about this product? It comes in the typical tube packaging for face scrubs. This promotes ease of application and use. Being that the packaging does mention it to be exfoliating, I wasn’t expecting it to be like a mud mask. I find the texture of this is similar to the Freeman Feeling Beautiful Charcoal & Black Sugar Polishing Mask. It’s not as gloopy and “chunky” than the charcoal and black sugar one (I think the grains are finer). Those that have used both will know what I’m talking about. I was able to apply a thin layer of this over my entire face (thinner than the charcoal and black sugar one — so it’s easier in terms of application). The scent is kind of light to me and it’s basically juicy pineapples. It’s a little artificial but not overly fake or sickeningly sweet. I left this on my face for a good 30 minutes every time I use this. It will dry some but definitely not as much as a mud mask. I then proceed to rinse it off with warm water with massaging motions over my face. I liked the level of exfoliation this brings. This doesn’t dry out my skin at all and my face is left feeling very, very soft and smooth. The scent doesn’t really linger much after that.
What I don’t like about this product? Nothing really. I like this better than the charcoal and black sugar one as a face mask — even though it really isn’t quite a face mask in the traditional sense I’m familiar with still.
Hey guys! We got some good rain the past few days with a warm Spring this year. I’ve been very busy with stuff related to my 2 best girlfriends that I consider as my sisters so it’s been relatively slow here. But I do intend to pick things up soon! This arrived in my mailbox a few days ago and I was going to blog about it yesterday but I had to go to one of their birthday parties. It’s a special one cause her parents, brother and aunt flew in from India for her upcoming wedding in a few days. She hasn’t been with them for any of her birthdays in a good number of years. They’re the absolute sweetest people ever! I can’t wait to see them again in a few days. Anyway, here’s what I got in my ipsy April 2016 Glam Bag.
I knew after getting last month’s bag, this one most likely isn’t going to be as great. Last month’s makeup bag was just so, so pretty! This one’s not bad but it certainly didn’t have the wow factor that I got from last month’s makeup bag. Anyway, first item that caught my eye is the pur~lisse Beauty Blue Lotus + White Tea Sheet Mask and Blue Lotus + Seaweed Sheet Mask. I originally thought that I got 2 of the same thing but it’s actually 2 different ones. I LOVE face masks and actually have a ton of them that I’ll be blogging about eventually — so naturally I can’t wait to try these out. I have tried an item or 2 from this brand and while it didn’t blow me away it performed as expected. Next up is the City Color Cosmetics Highlight Trio. While I think this is an awesome palette, I’ll be giving this away as an extra gift item to one of my nieces probably. I have enough highlighters AND I don’t even use any of them! Then we have my favorite item from this month’s bag: Tarte LipSurgence™ Lip Crème. The shade I got is called Wonder. I don’t have this shade and I’m definitely keeping this one. I love Tarte products — their products are of good quality in my opinion. I have to retake the quiz again cause I keep getting makeup brushes and I don’t really need more. I don’t even use anything that requires a makeup brush really. I got the Luxie Beauty Dreamcatcher Tapered Highlighter Brush 522. The bristles are so soft though and I’ve read that people love it. I’ll set it aside as an extra item in a beauty gift bag for someone. Last up is the Adesse New York Organic Infused Gel Effect Nail Lacquer. The shade I got is called Irina. It’s a gel polish, no need for base coat it says and it won’t stain your nails. I might keep this but it’s not really a shade I usually go for, so we’ll see.
Overall, not bad but I hope next month’s makeup bag is cuter than this. I do like the shape and size of it though as it holds my phone and cards in it. I find that very handy.
Hey guys! I was busy yet again with real life stuff. I recently turned a year older and just celebrated my anniversary. I’ve also started *gasp!* working out. I just noticed my metabolism have slowed down so I gotta start paying more attention to these things. I’ve also noticed that my hair have been getting more tangles in the end. Since I’m donating it, I wanted it to be in the best shape it can possibly be so I went to ULTA to use up my points that are expiring at the end of March. I make it a point to not shop there anymore but let’s save that story for another day. One of things I picked up is the OGX Keratin Oil Instant Repair Weightless Healing Oil.
What I love about this product? It comes in a standard plastic spray bottle. It is easy to use and smells pretty good. I was actually surprised at how many OGX products are out there! I was thinking it would be easy to pick 2 things for the buy one get one OGX deal at ULTA. I did manage to narrow it down but it was hard! I guess it’s a good thing as different people have different hair types so we all have different needs. I just got to figure out which works for me the best. I read the descriptions of all these different hair oils they have in stock and one of them is this. What caught my eye is the anti-breakage aspect it is advertising. I wanted to keep my hair strong and prevent further damage such as split ends. I was very surprised at it being not greasy at all even if it’s oil. I just applied about 5 or 6 sprays of this product onto my damp hair and I almost have no tangles at all throughout the day. It leaves my hair super soft as well. I use it about twice a week. I like the results I’m getting so far and don’t want to overdo it so I’m sticking with that.
What I don’t like about this product? Nothing really. I used to think the price of OGX products is on the high side but it’s actually pretty reasonable for what you get especially if you get it on sale too (sometimes it will even have coupons in the weekend paper).