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Walmart Summer 2018 Beauty Box

I forgot that I got this box in a while ago but never got around to posting it. Here’s what I got in my Walmart Summer 2018 Beauty Box.

Walmart Summer 2018 Beauty Box

I’ve already used the Rembrandt 3 Day Teeth Whitening Boost Kit and the Dove Exfoliating Body Polish sample. I should have blog posts on these coming up soon.

Soo Ae Donkey Milk Skin Gel Mask

Rembrandt 3 Day Teeth Whitening Boost Kit

Hello sensitivity relief fluoride toothpaste

Dove Exfoliating Body Polish

Softsoap Earth Blends Body Wash

Garnier Whole Blends Oat Delicacy Gentle Shampoo & Conditioner Sample

Not bad for $5 at all still!


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.


Walmart Summer 2017 Beauty Box

I got this box in almost a month ago but never got around to posting it until now. This is one of the more “meh” boxes I’ve gotten from Walmart. It’s still not bad for $5 but they’ve done much better boxes than this one. The content just didn’t really wow me. Here’s what I got in my Walmart Summer 2017 Beauty Box.

Walmart Summer 2017 Beauty Box

Overall, it’s okay. I wish they’d change up the shampoo and conditioner combo unless it’s from some brand we’ve never heard of or rarely get samples of. Maybe more makeup items too even if it’s sample size?!

imPRESS Manicure Gel Press On Nail Kit

Schwarzkopf got2b Ultra Glued Invincible Styling Gel

EcoTools Mask Remover Sponges

Pantene DreamCare Shampoo & Conditioner

Simple Cleansing Facial Wipes

Real Techniques Brush Cleansing Gel Sample

Stay tuned for reviews on most of these items!


Marc Anthony True Professional Deep Repair Aloe Vera & Jasmine Oil Deep Repairing Conditioning Treatment

Hey guys! It’s the second day of June! What are you looking forward to today? Mine is the start of a nice weekend of course! But I’m also counting down the days until USPS puts up the Andrew Wyeth stamps up for pre-order on their website. I love using different stamps every time when writing to my pen pals. But anyway, today’s post is on a product I got from my ipsy March 2017 Glam Bag. Here’s my thoughts on the Marc Anthony True Professional Deep Repair Aloe Vera & Jasmine Oil Deep Repairing Conditioning Treatment.

Marc Anthony True Professional Deep Repair Aloe Vera & Jasmine Oil Deep Repairing Conditioning Treatment

What I love about this product? It’s easy to use and comes in the standard tube packaging that some hair products come in. Packaging is quite attractive with the choice of colors. Scent is quite pleasant although not close to being real jasmine in my opinion. The product itself has a very light tint of blue to my eyes (but it could be my bathroom lighting). It works good as a hair conditioner but that’s it really. When I say that I mean that it felt like it performed as well as a regular hair conditioner. It’s readily available online and in several retail locations worldwide. Pricing isn’t bad at all especially if you catch these on sale from either online or retail locations that carry it.

What I don’t like about this product? The main thing would be that I expected it to perform like other deep conditioners I’ve used. This is basically like any other regular hair conditioner to me. It did feel great with the slip that it gives my hair when in the shower but so does a lot of regular hair conditioners. I expected my hair to be extra soft afterwards and it wasn’t there really. It didn’t make a difference whether I let my hair air dry or blow dried it with a hair dryer. Now while this didn’t work for me doesn’t necessarily mean it won’t work for you. I’ve read other reviews online that gave this product stellar ratings. It just didn’t work for me.

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


ipsy May 2017 Glam Bag

Hey y’all! How as this month for you guys? It just flew right on by for me. I know I didn’t get to post much but better late than never! Here’s my take on the ipsy May 2017 Glam Bag.

ipsy May 2017 Glam Bag

The bag is very cute and useful for summer! It’s the perfect size to toss in summer essentials like sunscreen, hair ties and lip balm. First item that caught my eye is the Briogeo Rosarco Milk™ Reparative Leave-In Conditioning Spray. I’m really into leave-in conditioners during the summer season especially if I’m swimming a lot. Next up is the IT Cosmetics Superhero Elastic Stretch Volumizing Mascara. I have a lot of mascaras open right now but I’ll save it for later. The shade I got this in is Black. Then we have Urban Decay Afterglow. The shade I got this in is Sin. While I like this brand, I don’t really have a need for highlighter but I know one of my nieces uses it so I’ll pass this on to her. Next we have the Starlooks Artist Edition – Luxe Longwear Star Stamp + Liner Pen. I wish that they just gave more product instead of putting the cost towards the star stamp end. I don’t really see a use for it except for Halloween or a night out maybe. It’s not something I’d sport everyday (unless I’m Rainbow Brite!). Last up is Caked Makeup Lip Fondant. The shade I got this in is Low Key.

Briogeo Rosarco Milk™ Reparative Leave-In Conditioning Spray

IT Cosmetics Superhero Elastic Stretch Volumizing Mascara

Urban Decay Afterglow

Starlooks Artist Edition – Luxe Longwear Star Stamp + Liner Pen

Caked Makeup Lip Fondant

Overall, I think taking the quiz again helped. I liked this month’s offerings better than last month (which I didn’t even bother to blog about). I hope they keep it up for next month!


Walmart Spring 2017 Beauty Box

So I actually almost forgot I have this beauty box subscription until an email asked if I wanted to switch it up for something special or stay with whatever setting I have already made in my account. I didn’t want to mess with it so I opted to just stay with my current setting. This popped in my mailbox about a week ago. Here’s what I got in my Walmart Spring 2017 Beauty Box.

Walmart Spring 2017 Beauty Box

Overall, pretty good stuff. In fact, as soon as I saw the lip product I knew that I had to give it to my sister from another mister Renuky. 🙂 It became part of her flip book goodies, which by the way is so much fun to make and hers is the first one I’ve given out so far. I made one for her birthday. 🙂 The shade seems light enough to suit her especially with it being a lip gloss. The first thing I’m trying out is the whitening toothpaste as we’ve been using regular whitening toothpaste and I’m not really seeing any difference so it’s time to change it up!

John Frieda Frizz Ease Daily Nourishment Moisturizing Conditioner

Dove Advanced Care Cool Essentials Antiperspirant

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Lip Shine

Biore Baking Soda Acne Scrub

Colgate Optic White Radiant Toothpaste

Schwarzkopf Gliss Ultra Moisture Shampoo & Conditioner

Stay tuned for reviews on most of these items!


ipsy March 2017 Glam Bag

Hey y’all! I just got this in the mail 2 days ago and am about to start using some of what I got. Here’s my take on the ipsy March 2017 Glam Bag.

ipsy March 2017 Glam Bag

The bag looks quite cute — like a beehive pattern! And it’s bigger than past ipsy bags, which I like a lot. But the material is prone to snagging for me so we’ll see if I’m going to actually use it or not. First item that caught my eye is the theBalm Bahama Mama Bronzer. I LOVE the cute packaging they always have! This is a keeper for me. Next up is the So Susan Blush & Glow. I will look up for reviews and swatches on this before I open it. The shade I got this in is called Rose Rust. Then we have Marc Anthony True Professional Deep Repair Aloe Vera & Jasmine Oil Deep Repairing Conditioning Treatment. I generally haven’t found anything from this brand that I dislike so I’ll be trying this out shortly and post my review on it. Next we have the JeNu High Tech Beauty Marine Collagen Mineral Gel. This is the type of product I’m looking for these days. I already started using it today. I put it on before I apply moisturizer. Last up is The Skone Cosmetics Luxe Pro Blending Brush. I retook the quiz again on ipsy as I thought I’ve said before that I didn’t want more makeup brushes yet I keep getting them still. This one goes into my extra random gifting pile.

theBalm Bahama Mama Bronzer

So Susan Blush & Glow

Marc Anthony True Professional Deep Repair Aloe Vera & Jasmine Oil Deep Repairing Conditioning Treatment

JeNu High Tech Beauty Marine Collagen Mineral Gel

Skone Cosmetics Luxe Pro Blending Brush

Overall, much better than last month!


Curtain Call: Schwarzkopf essence ULTÎME Diamond Color & Radiance Shampoo & Conditioner

Hey, hey! Quick late night post here with an edition of Curtain Call! I recently finished up something I got from the Walmart Summer 2016 Beauty Box. Here’s my take on the Schwarzkopf essence ULTÎME Diamond Color & Radiance Shampoo & Conditioner.

Schwarzkopf essence ULTÎME Diamond Color & Radiance Shampoo & Conditioner

What I love about this product? I didn’t have super high hopes for this product really as it’s just shampoo and conditioner. I did try to look out for things that will make it stand out as the market for this type of products is oversaturated already. The scent surprised me a little — it’s not very feminine at all. It’s not floral, fruity, earthy or clean. It’s slightly more masculine, at least according to my nose. It makes me think of a manly fragrance in a good way but not overpowering at all, especially when my hair is dry. If this is a concern, know that the scent fades away a lot as the day goes on after it’s dry. The formula is what I have come to expect of from a regular shampoo and conditioner really and it does the job — it cleans my hair very well.

What I don’t like about this product? No complaints over here at all. While it doesn’t have any earth-shattering properties that makes it stand out from other shampoos and conditioners, it does the job and it does it well.

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


ipsy September 2016 Glam Bag

I got this in yesterday and am very excited to share it with you guys. Here’s what I got with my ipsy September 2016 Glam Bag.

ipsy September 2016 Glam Bag

The bag is made out of a denim type of material I think. It’s actually very neat looking and has an edgy look for Fall. The first item up is the Onomie Powerful Priming Serum. The shade I got is called Truth. I ran out of the serum I was using a few months ago so I switched my facial skincare regimen a bit. Now I think it’s time to reintroduce it back! 🙂 Next up is the Eva NYC Forget Me Knot Dry Conditioner. This one strikes me both as interesting and gimmicky. I am familiar with dry shampoos but dry conditioner? Really? I’ll definitely be trying this out and reviewing this so keep your eyes peeled for it. Then we have the Rodial Dragon’s Blood Hyaluronic Tonic. This brand is on the higher end of what I usually go for and after using Korean skincare products I am more open to using items such as this tonic. I’ll put this to the test for the added moisture part since I don’t really use makeup and can’t test it to set makeup. Then we have BelláPierre Cosmetics Mineral Blush. The shade I got is in Autumn Glow. I have too many blushes open already that I don’t even use so I’ll be throwing this in as an extra gift come holiday season. Lastly, we have Too Faced Lip Injection Extreme. This caught my eye immediately due to the pretty packaging. I don’t really have any use for this, but I’ve used lip plumpers before so you bet I’m trying this out and will be sharing with y’all my thoughts on it.

Onomie Powerful Priming Serum

Eva NYC Forget Me Knot Dry Conditioner

Rodial Dragon’s Blood Hyaluronic Tonic

BelláPierre Cosmetics Mineral Blush in Autumn Glow

Too Faced Lip Injection Extreme

Overall, not bad. More keepers this time around it seems!


Walmart Summer 2016 Beauty Box

I got my Walmart Summer 2016 Beauty Box in about 2 weeks ago. I was fairly pleased with what I got for $5.

Walmart Summer 2016 Beauty Box

I’ve seen a few boxes where the polish strips are of a different print but everything else is the same. I’m eager to try out the toothpaste in this set. I must say I’m a little bit tired of seeing the Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs again. It keeps popping up in various beauty boxes.

St. Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub

Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs

Vaseline Intensive Care Advanced Repair Lotion

Incoco Coconut Nail Art Polish Strips

ARM & HAMMER Truly Radiant Clean & Fresh Toothpaste

Schwarzkopf essence ULTÎME Diamond Color & Radiance Shampoo & Conditioner

Lady Gaga Fame Perfume Sample

Not bad overall. Still a great deal for the price in my opinion.


Dove Hair Therapy Nourishing Oil Care Detangler

Here’s the deal. Every once in a while there’s an awesome product out there that I’m ready to blog about. BUT I go to the brand website and this product seems to be missing? Did they discontinue it? What’s the deal? I do see it available on other online retailers. I scratch my head and wonder about it but at the end of the day if it’s gone, it’s gone. But being that some retailers still carry it both in-store and online, I’ll go ahead and give my full review. Here’s my take on the Dove Hair Therapy Nourishing Oil Care Detangler.

Dove Hair Therapy Nourishing Oil Care Detangler

What I love about this product? It works! I was a little apprehensive at first as I thought this might be gimmicky. The liquid in the bottle basically consists of the oil part that is clear in color on the top layer and the water-based part that is golden-yellow in color at the bottom. To “activate” this, simply shake the bottle so it’s emulsified and spray onto hair. As stated on the back of the spray bottle container: “The unique dual-phase formula contains a blend of Weightless Nutri-Oils, including Almond and Argan Oil, to replenish nutrients as it separates tangles. Absorbs quickly with no greasy feel, leaving hair soft, smooth and superbly touchable.” It can be used on both dry or damp hair. I’ve used it 99% of the time on damp hair like right after I shower. I personally like the smell a lot…it reminds me of a lighter version of some Calgon body spray. My hair remains tangle free for the most part (I have super long hair I’m about to chop off and donate) and it gives it extra shine. It also says that you can use this “even between washes to instantly nourish and smooth hair” but I wouldn’t encourage using it this way especially if you have some length to your hair. I tried it a few times and it started to look greasy, not refreshed smooth hair. I still have my bottle from almost a year ago but I use it about once to twice a week at most. I spritz about 3 times if I want to be really thorough and comb through to distribute it evenly.

What I don’t like about this product? Nothing really. It’s easy to find and decently priced for what you get. I think it runs about $4 at Walmart. A buy again for me if it’s still around when I run out with this.


Marc Anthony Coconut Oil & Shea Butter Deep Conditioning Treatment

Hey guys! It’s almost the weekend! Again, I’m SO looking forward to it. It’s been a crazy time the last few weeks that I just need a day to do nothing at all and get bored of that. Today’s post is on something I got from my ipsy December 2015 Glam Bag. Here’s my take on the Marc Anthony Coconut Oil & Shea Butter Deep Conditioning Treatment.

Marc Anthony Coconut Oil & Shea Butter Deep Conditioning Treatment

What I love about this product? I like the scent of coconut in general so I find this pleasant. The scent isn’t too strong and only a hint of it is left on my hair after use. The product comes in a tube type of packaging with a flip top cap like some shampoos and conditioners from other brands. The texture is rich, gloopy and white in color. It’s what I expect from a conditioner. It’s definitely more conditioning than a regular hair conditioner but it falls a little bit short compared to other deep conditioners I’ve used. The difference is very minimal even though it’s there. I love how it helps my hair stay untangled for hours especially my hair by the nape of my neck area. Those tend to tangle more.

What I don’t like about this product? Nothing really. I find the price point of this product to be quite fair but being the bargain shopper than I am I’d probably just pick this up if there’s a coupon or if it goes on sale.

Listed on the back of the tube indicates this product is carried by ULTA and Walgreens. Products from this brand is carried in other retailers too as seen in a list here.


Hair One Jojoba Hair Cleanser Conditioner For Color Treated Hair

Hey guys! Today’s post is on an item I got from my Sally Beauty Box. Here’s my take on the Hair One Jojoba Hair Cleanser Conditioner For Color Treated Hair.

Hair One Jojoba Hair Cleanser Conditioner For Color Treated Hair

What I love about this product? It’s a decent cleansing conditioner really. While my hair is not color treated, I used it daily until the bottle ran out with no problems. The formula is almost like the lightest pink in color. The scent is a pleasant one that is very familiar to my nose. It’s slightly sweet but clean. I kept thinking I’ve smelled it before with another shampoo or conditioner but can’t quite figure out which one it is. The consistency is almost like that of some thicker hair conditioners. It comes out slightly gloopy — like in blobs — rather than silky smooth, which is what some other hair conditioners are like. It coats my hair nicely and I don’t have any tangles at all. That’s really good with my almost waist length hair.

What I don’t like about this product? Nothing really. It’s nice and it does the job. I’m actually eager to see what other items this brand produces. Looking it up online, it seems like it’s a line from Sally Beauty itself and it’s being compared to being an alternative to the brand Wen. Reviews are mixed on this as half of them love it because it’s a cheaper alternative for the expensive brand Wen and it delivers the same effect while the other half found it drying and some mentioned hair breakage and hair loss (from various kinds of Hair One Hair Cleaner Conditioner products). Some even mentioned about greasiness. While I didn’t encounter any of those symptoms, please be aware that others have had that experience. Everyone’s body chemistry (referring to the scalp) and hair is different so I am not really surprised that such thing does happen (but I am surprised of how many of these instances there are I guess).

More information on this item and other products from this brand is available on the Sally Beauty Supply website here. Products from this brand is carried in Sally Beauty Supply stores nationwide.


ipsy December 2015 Glam Bag

Hey guys! I really didn’t care for last month’s bag that much so I didn’t even bother blogging about it. I got this month’s bag a few days ago and it’s more exciting, so I went ahead and snapped some pictures to share my thoughts with you here. Here’s what I got in my ipsy December 2015 Glam Bag.

ipsy December 2015 Glam Bag

First — the bag….I’m not in love with it but I’m digging it still. The red patent quilted pattern is quite cute and I actually like that it provides more waterproof protection than a regular fabric bag. First item that caught my eye is the Pacifica Power Of Love Natural Lipstick. The shade I got is called Tender Heart. It’s a little bit mave-ish to me on first look so I thought I’ll try it out. Next up is Tarte Smooth Operator™ Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder. I don’t use finishing powders really and actually already own this. With that said, I’ll either stash this away for an extra in a gift or just keep a backup if I really end up liking it. Then we have the Marc Anthony Coconut Oil & Shea Butter Deep Conditioning Treatment. I’m very eager to try this out as I’m always on the lookout for hair conditioning products. It comes with the territory of long hair I think. Next is the Skinn Sugar Lips Polishing Scrub – For Dry & Lined Lips. I want to see how this fares against similar items I’ve used in the past. Last item is Elizabeth Mott Thank Me Later Eye Shadow Primer. I’m adding this to my pile of primers that I use to test in search of a Holy Grail primer.

Pacifica Power Of Love Natural Lipstick

Tarte Smooth Operator™ Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder

Marc Anthony Coconut Oil & Shea Butter Deep Conditioning Treatment

Skinn Sugar Lips Polishing Scrub – For Dry & Lined Lips

Elizabeth Mott Thank Me Later Eye Shadow Primer

Overall, not bad. I’m actually keeping all of these items it seems. It’s been a long time I got an ipsy bag with that kind of record!


Nexxus Diametress Regimen

Hey guys! Today’s blog post is on some items I got from Influenster recently. I was given the opportunity to try it and I used it for a little over a month now. Here’s my take on the Nexxus Diametress Regimen.

Nexxus Diametress Regimen

I got the rebalancing shampoo, restoring conditioner and headress leave in conditioning creme. This set is supposed to help with giving hair more volume and I can see how they did it. This regimen is described as the following online:

Gently Clarified, Fully Redensified

Reveal thicker, fuller hair with this highly sophisticated volumizing system. Specifically formulated with concentrated, 100% pure Elastin Protein and Green Tea Extract, our Diametress regimen increases the diameter of each hair strand for beautiful fluidity and buoyant volume.

Nexxus Diametress Shampoo & Conditioner

Shampoo description on the website: Enriched with concentrated, 100% pure Elastin Protein and Green Tea Extract, our Diametress Rebalancing Shampoo gently clarifies while increasing hair diameter, unlocking thicker, fuller-looking hair.

Conditioner description on the website: Enriched with concentrated, 100% pure Elastin Protein and Green Tea Extract, our Diametress Restoring Conditioner seals in moisture and leaves hair looking thicker and full of volume.

Nexxus Diametress Regimen

Leave in Conditioning Crème description on the website: Enriched with concentrated, 100% pure Elastin Protein and Green Tea Extract, our Diametress Headress Leave In Conditioning Crème seals in moisture, volumizing hair and increasing the diameter of each strand for thicker, fuller, deeply nourished hair.

What I love about this product? First, just by looking at the front of the bottles I see that it’s to help give hair volume. With that said, I found the shampoo to be on the clarifying side and looking it up more online it does indicate that it’s a clarifying shampoo. This is partly how it gives hair more volume. There’s no oils or residue left to weight it down at all. As for the conditioner — I love it. It does a great job in giving back what was lost in terms of moisture after using the shampoo. The shampoo strips oils off very well that I wouldn’t go without conditioner whether it’s from the same brand or from another brand. It will just be too drying. The conditioner is in the “just right” category in my opinion. This means that it isn’t heavy leaving residue to weigh hair down in an attempt to moisturize the hair. It’s also not super thin that doesn’t give enough conditioning properties to the hair. The scent is a pleasant clean scent. It’s not strong or overpowering and lingers only very lightly.

As for the last item, I feel that you can do without it if you’re using the shampoo and conditioner from this line. The shampoo and conditioner combination works really good as is. I barely get any tangles in my long hair by using both everyday. That’s another thing to note, because that this is a clarifying type of shampoo I wouldn’t aim to use it everyday. I did initially because I didn’t realize it was a clarifying shampoo at first (I got too excited and went ahead to use it immediately without reading past the front of the bottle). It can irritate and dry out your scalp like it did with mine. With that said, my suggestion is to use the shampoo and conditioner and not follow up with the leave in conditioner. Only use the leave in conditioner when needed or when not using this shampoo and conditioner combination (or maybe just shampoo followed by the leave in conditioner?). I also like the fact that Nexxus is easily accessible to most nationwide.

What I don’t like about this product? While I do like everything in this collection, it is priced higher than most drugstore and mass retailer shampoo and conditioner brands. Don’t get me wrong, there are others that are pricier than Nexxus but there are a lot that are cheaper too and they boast the same things as this line does.

These items are available on various drugstore and mass retailers nationwide as well as online (listed on their websitehere.

*Products featured here are received complimentary to test through Influenster’s VoxBox program.*


KERANIQUE® Clean & Condition Set

Hey guys! Today’s blog post is on something else I got from iFabbo recently. I was given the opportunity to try it and I used it for a little over 3 weeks. Here’s my take on the KERANIQUE® Clean & Condition Set.

KERANIQUE® Clean Condition Set

The product comes in typical packaging for shampoo and conditioner bottles. This set is described as the following on their website:

The foundation for thicker, fuller looking hair. The Clean & Condition Set is specially formulated to gently clean and stimulate the scalp to nourish and rejuvenate the hair follicles.

Shampoo description on the website: Designed to gently deep clean and stimulate the scalp to nourish and rejuvenate the hair follicles.

Conditioner description on the website: This volume-boosting cream-gel conditioner is designed specifically to help thicken and volumize thin, fine hair – without weighing the hair down like traditional heavy conditioners.

What I love about this product? First, the products have a mint scent to them but it’s so light that it’s pleasant. In fact, if it wasn’t for a very mild cooling sensation that typically comes with mint scented and/or formulated products I wouldn’t have noticed it at all. This is a nice feature for me as most mint scented products I’ve tried are so strong with that herb that I find it too overpowering along with the amplified cooling sensation it comes with. Don’t get me wrong, it can be nice but there’s a reason why I like taking hot showers. I typically don’t use mint scented bath products when the weather is cooler. When it’s summer though, I welcome it with open arms. With that said, I won’t hesitate using this set year round due to the fact that the “mintiness” in these are toned down. There’s still enough to give you a slightly cooling or minty feel along with leaving hair squeaky clean. Speaking of squeaky clean, the shampoo leaves my hair feeling just that (more than I thought it would). It makes sense though as oils weigh hair down and the insert that came with this set boasts of giving added volume to hair. I didn’t notice any added volume with the first use and thought it was a bust honestly. But after using it the second day, I definitely noticed my hair has more volume after coming home from work. I was stashing clean laundry away and happen to pass by the bathroom mirror where I noticed that my hair has more lift and volume. It would be practically flat at that time of the day. The only difference is that I started using this set. I was impressed from that point onward. I used both the shampoo and conditioner when trying this set out and that means the conditioner doesn’t weigh my hair down like how most conditioners do. The insert mentions about thicker hair along with hair being healthier and younger-looking…..and while I can see healthier and younger-looking, I can’t really say I have thicker hair from using this. I will say that it can give the illusion of having thicker hair due to the added volume. If that’s what their claim is with regards to that then I will say that it’s true.

What I don’t like about this product? While I do like this set, there are 2 things that were downers for me: 1) It’s partly my fault but I thought that the products from this brand would give me results that I have come to expect from hair care products with keratin — super smooth and silky hair and 2) The price — this set retails for $79.95 or $34.95 each. I can look past #1 as that assumption I have was based on my use in the past of hair products with keratin but #2 is harder as there is a huge market out there for products like this. It’s just a matter of finding out what works for you to give you what you want (like with this its volume). Even though the bottles are on the large size of 8 fl oz / 240 ml, a lot of other shampoo and conditioner brands with decent formula available in mass retailers and specialty stores are a fraction of that. It’s also a little weird cause if you purchase the 2 items separately on their website then the total would be $69.90……cheaper than getting it as a set for $79.95 although the set has a sale going on or something right now that it’s reduced by $30 for a total of $49.95.

Individually, they retail for $34.95 each. As a set, it retails for $79.95. These items are available on their website.

*Products featured here are received complimentary to test through iFabbo’s program. #keraniquehair #iFabboMember*


Target Summer 2015 Beauty Box #3

The last beauty box from Target that I got was what I call the Target Summer 2015 Beauty Box #2. Here’s the Target Summer 2015 Beauty Box #3.

Target Summer 2015 Beauty Box #3

Everything came in a black reusable sturdy cardboard box. This one was only $5 and most of the items are targeted for curly hair. I am still pleased with it as I will be giving these as stocking stuffers for the holiday season.

Dove Quench Absolute Crème Serum

Jane Carter Revitalizing Leave-In Conditioner

SheaMoisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil

Curls Créme Brule Whipped Curl Cream

Colgate Optic White Platinum Express White Toothpaste

Aquaphor Healing Ointment

Regardless if the box is $5 or $7, Target has been hitting it out of the park with these. I can’t wait to get the next one now. As usual, it does come with a $3 off $15 coupon on beauty items to use at Target.


Clairol Hair Food Moisturizing Hair Mask

Hey guys! Happy Thursday! I’m so glad it’s Friday tomorrow! I’m ready for the long weekend already. Today’s post is on a product that I’ve used a few times recently and am eager to share with y’all my thoughts on it. Here’s my take on the Clairol Hair Food Moisturizing Hair Mask.

Clairol Hair Food Moisturizing Hair Mask

What I love about this product? I got this from my recent Target Summer 2015 Beauty Box #2. It’s a full-sized hair mask that I got really excited about to try. The scent is Honey Apricot. I only applied this to my hair from the ends to avoid the roots. My scalp tends to be on the greasier side so I try to avoid conditioning it unless it’s my used-to-be-weekly deep conditioning with coconut oil. The product comes in a squeeze tube and is very light caramel in color. I leave it on for a few minutes and wash it out. It does the trick in detangling but I feel like it does weigh my hair down a little bit after I wash it out and let my hair air dry.

What I don’t like about this product? The scent. I hated the scent on first use. I actually thought right then that I will never use this again as the scent is something I just can’t stand. It sounded really good but it just smelled so wrong to me on so many levels. It made me think of spoiling milk or dairy product. I decided to give it another try the second time around so I concentrated when I sniffed it. My first thought was it smelled lightly of the cereal Fruity Pebbles or Fruit Loops but there’s a note to it that just didn’t sit well on me. I also thought of an old woman’s perfume for a split second before detecting the light scent of honey — but it’s not the sweet honey I have come to expect from most bath products. I don’t know. I’ve looked this up online to see what other people have said about this in terms of the scent in particular and most of them love it while a few of them disliked it like I did. I even thought maybe it’s because my beauty box was sitting in the mailbox for a few hours under the hot sun the day it was delivered but none of the other products in the beauty box changed in terms of scent (none of them smelled off). And a lot of beauty products are made to withstand such temperatures as they anticipate this during their product research and testing. In addition to that, I don’t really feel that it’s any better in conditioning my hair than other conditioners or hair masks I’ve used and that’s disappointing since I really liked the Clairol Hair Food Root Cleansing Shampoo from the same line.

This item is available in various drugstores and mass retailers nationwide.


Schwarzkopf essence ULTÎME Omega Repair & Moisture Shampoo & Conditioner

After using the ProfilePRO Customized Shampoo & Conditioner for a while, I decided to try out the Schwarzkopf essence ULTÎME Omega Repair & Moisture Shampoo & Conditioner from my Walmart Spring 2015 Beauty Box.

Schwarzkopf essence ULTÎME Omega Repair & Moisture Shampoo & Conditioner

What I love about this product? The scent is a nice departure from floral and fruity scents. It’s also not a clean scent that some shampoos have but a more cologne type kind of scent I would say. It does the job of both shampoo and conditioner I would say but the formula wouldn’t have me coming back for more honestly. The shampoo is kind of silvery translucent in color while the conditioner is the typical white.

What I don’t like about this product? The first time I used it, I thought it was strange that it felt like the shampoo stripped my hair of moisture but I reasoned that I’m using the conditioner with it so it’s okay. Well, my hair is noticeably more limp and has less volume with the use of both products. Hoping to resolve this, I decided to try just using the shampoo and it didn’t help much. My hair is still more limp than with what I was using before trying this pair. At least it’s not brittle or very dry. I was actually nervous that I might be the only one with a negative experience but looks like reading up reviews online on this it’s all across the board. Some gave it very high praises as it saved their hair while others have extremely bad experience with this (mostly feeling that it’s stripping their hair of moisture a lot). As I’ve mentioned in a lot of my reviews before, different strokes for different folks. Almost nothing works for everyone so don’t take my negative review as exactly what you will experience with the same product.

This item should be available in various drugstores and mass retailers nationwide.


ProfilePRO Customized Shampoo & Conditioner

Hey guys! Hope the start of the week went well for y’all! It was quite productive for me at work but let me tell ya….I didn’t really want to get out of bed this morning. LOL! I am so happy writing this post at the moment because I managed to stop by Bath & Body Works again today after realizing that today is their last day for the 2 for 24 candle sale. Not knowing when they’ll have one again, I went to the store after confirming the store I was going to got more 3-wicks in the scent Leaves. It was the one scent I really wanted to get yesterday since I’ve never smelled it before that I’ve heard lots of good things about it. They were sold out! They got a new shipment in today and I called to make sure they had it out on the floor before I went. It was even better than what I could’ve expected it to be. It’s THE FALL SCENT for me from them to date. Anyway, today’s post is on something I’ve reviewed recently. I mentioned that one of the things I didn’t like was the quality of the product labels especially for what they retail for. Well, they offered to send another set to me with their updated labels and I’m glad to report that it’s much better. Here’s my take on the ProfilePRO Customized Shampoo & Conditioner.

ProfilePRO Customized Shampoo & Conditioner

ProfilePRO Customized Shampoo & Conditioner

My previous review based on the trial size set can be found here. With that said, I took the chance to possibly improve the formula based on the customization with what I learned with the trial set. I’ve been using it for at least 2 weeks now. I also changed up the scent to see what something other than Jasmine would fare so I chose Vanilla. In terms of scent, I didn’t feel like it smelled like what I thought a vanilla scent would be. My co-worker sis Renu didn’t think so either. My husband did thought it smelled somewhat like vanilla. It’s just definitely not the bakery vanilla scent I expected it might be. It does smell familiar somewhat but I couldn’t quite pin down on what it is. With the newer formula, there is only a minimal difference that I noticed compared to the trial set. I only changed one thing if I remember right. The shampoo is still more viscous than most shampoos I’ve tried. To be honest, I think it’s not just most but ANY shampoo I’ve ever tried. If you’re not aware of the viscosity of this, you might end up wasting a lot of the product (which would be a tragedy since you’re paying a pretty penny for this). Just tilt the bottle slowly to see how fluid it is as to not waste any product. The conditioner is more or less of the same viscosity and texture as I would expect a conditioner to be….just like what I experienced in my review of the trial set. And just like I mentioned before with my earlier review, the shampoo can feel like it’s a little bit on the clarifying side. Not as much of my oils stripped as with the trial set for sure due to the slightly different customized formula I think. The conditioner does well in replenishing what is lost after shampooing.

Verdict? Definitely answer the questions for customization as honestly as you can. I do think it makes a difference even if it’s minimal. I can tell the difference in the formula, while subtle, between the trial set and the full-sized set. All I did was change the fragrance and one selection. Their labels are waterproof now so they stay pretty and shiny just like what you’d expect.

This product can easily be purchased on their website here.

*Products in this review have been provided by the PR company or manufacturer for an honest opinion.*


Terax Original Crema + Keratin™ Conditioner

Summer is just going on strong and I’ve been trying to find a good balance between shampoo and conditioner for my hair. Given the opportunity to try a new conditioner, I jumped at the chance. Here’s my take on Terax Original Crema + Keratin™ Conditioner.

Terax Original Crema + Keratin™ Conditioner

The description on the website reads as follows:

“The next generation of our award winning Crema conditioner, Original Crema + Keratin is the ultimate in hydration for chemically treated hair. This revolutionary new product features SmartKeratin™ technology which provides targeted deposits of keratin to only the most damaged areas of the hair fiber, leaving hair soft, shiny and easy to style. Our exclusive SmartKeratin is positively charged, and seeks out the negatively charged damage in your hair. Once the SmartKeratin is attached, it stays that way due to its inverse soluability. All of the excess Keratin that coats your hair with other brands, simply washes away with Original Crema + Keratin, leaving only the protein necessary for damage repair. This unique conditioner won’t overwhelm your hair with too much protein, which can cause suffocation of the hair fibers and can lead to future breakdown.

pH range 8.0 – 9.0

Original Crema™ + Keratin is easy to use – just apply on damp hair for a minute or two, then rinse out and follow with any one of our color locking leave in conditioners. For best results, remove as much water from the hair as possible before application.

Currently available in a 6.7oz/200ml tube and a 16oz/473ml bottle”

What I love about this product? The front of the tube reads “HANDCRAFTED”, “MADE FOR DAILY USE” and “SUFATE FREE”. This puts my concerns on using a conditioner with keratin everyday at ease. It smells really nice! The scent is what I would expect from a conditioner product — clean and soapy-ish. The most noticeable difference is definitely on the first use as with most products. My hair feels super soft and smooth with minimal tangling (almost no tangling and my hair is down the middle of my back long). I originally thought it might be too heavy to use during the summer but this is definitely not the case. I’ve been using it everyday for almost a month now and it performs as expected in terms of conditioning my hair nicely. I don’t think my hair is any much shinier (I was hoping it would be) but it did suggest to follow it up with one of their leave-in conditioners. I bet that the results are much more amplified overall when you’re using both. The price is a bit on the high side for a regular conditioner but I find that it lasts longer because I don’t actually need a lot of the product for my hair on each use. Also, I don’t consider this really to be just a regular conditioner based on keratin aspect of it.

What I don’t like about this product? Nothing other than it might not be as easy to locate one of these for purchase. Having ULTA and Beauty.com among some of the listed retailers is very promising though.

This retails for around $22 and is available at various retail locations and online stores. For a full list of online and in-store retailers, click here and go to FIND US.

*Products in this review have been provided by the PR company or manufacturer for an honest opinion.*


Curtain Call: ProfilePRO Customized Shampoo & Conditioner

Here’s another segment of Curtain Call. The product up for evaluation and review this time is ProfilePRO Customized Shampoo & Conditioner. I was sent this for review after answering some basic questions about my hair.

A set of 50 ml / 1.7 fl oz retails for $15 online. The full size set of 300 ml / 10.1 fl oz retails for $38 on auto delivery or $49 one time or if you just want the full size shampoo or conditioner it’s $24 on auto delivery or $29 one time. The trial size set lasted me for 8 days. With my long hair, that’s to be expected really. The front text reads “Kitty’s Shampoo” and “Kitty’s Conditioner” with a custom formula ID printed out along with the custom scent. The label looks very nice. The back of the bottle reads the following:

“Customized for the Hair Type, Hair Texture, Hair Behavior, Scalp Conditioner and Scent specified by

Kitty C

DIRECTIONS (shampoo)
Apply generous amount to wet hair and massage into hair and scalp. Lather and rinse.

DIRECTIONS (conditioner)
Apply to freshly washed hair concentrating mostly on the ends. Leave for 1-2 minutes, then rinse well.”

ProfilePRO Customized Shampoo & Conditioner

Verdict? The biggest difference that I noticed is definitely on the first use. My hair felt squeaky clean without being drying after shampooing. I applied the conditioner and left it in for a few minutes before rinsing it off. My hair felt soft and well conditioned after air drying. It was a mild enough formula that I was able to use it daily (I rarely skip a day due to how greasy my scalp can be especially during the summer months) even when the formula is a little bit on the cleansing side for me. The scent isn’t overpowering and isn’t quite a true jasmine scent to me but very close. It doesn’t smell too artificial in my opinion. The scent does linger a bit but it’s very light. Talking about texture, the shampoo is a little bit more viscous than most shampoos I’ve tried. Not watery at all really…just not as thick in texture. The conditioner is of the typical texture that most conditioners have. I found that the conditioner lasted longer for me than the shampoo by a day (so 9 days for conditioner). The one thing I am disappointed with is at the price point it is selling for — you would think that the labels are waterproof. This is not the case. While the sticker labels remained on the bottles in my shower stall (it lifted on the sides but remained stuck on the bottles), the ink started to run as the days pass by. With all that laid out, I don’t see myself placing an order for this. While the customization is nice, I don’t find it too different from the shampoos I’m using currently to justify what it costs. I would say that there’s no hurt in trying it at least once to see if it works for you. Everyone’s hair is different and someone else’s customized shampoo and conditioner may turn out to be their Holy Grail shampoo and conditioner. You just never know. If you do try it, I hope your results are exponentially better than mine.

This product can easily be purchased on their website here.

*Products in this review have been provided by the PR company or manufacturer for an honest opinion.*


Sally Beauty Box

I don’t quite remember if I entered a contest or something but this showed up at my door last week and I was pleasantly surprised! I’ll ask my contact at Sally Beauty if they’re coming up with a subscription beauty box or what. Anyways, here’s what’s inside my Sally Beauty Box.

Sally Beauty Box

Sally Beauty Box Details

The box contains 5 items, only 2 of which I am more familiar with. One ‘n Only Argan Oil Treatment 12-in-1 Daily Treatment is something new to me. I’ve seen products in this packaging before at Sally Beauty stores and have always been intrigued but never had the time to just browse through to figure out what I should try. I’ve always only gone there for a purpose — mainly sales. The next item is the Cutex Nail Polish Remover Pads. I’ve known this brand even from when I was a little girl in the Philippines. Then we have China Glaze Flip Flop Fantasy. Well, nail polish is a thing here on this blog and this is something I already have so I’ll pass this on to my niece. China Glaze is one of my favorite brands when it comes to nail polish. Then we have Hair One Jojoba Hair Cleanser Conditioner For Color Treated Hair. My hair isn’t color treated so I’ll have to read up more on this to make sure it’s suitable for use on my hair. The last item is the Biotera Ultra Moisturizing Reconstructing Conditioner. I’ll have to read up on this too as I originally didn’t read the label and thought it was a face mask. Haha! 😀

One ‘n Only Argan Oil Treatment 12-in-1 Daily Treatment

Cutex Nail Polish Remover Pads

China Glaze Flip Flop Fantasy

Hair One Jojoba Hair Cleanser Conditioner For Color Treated Hair

Biotera Ultra Moisturizing Reconstructing Conditioner

Anyone else got this?


ipsy June 2015 Glam Bag

Hey guys! The weather got dreary again with the rain. It’s nice after the short but very hot few days we have here in Oklahoma. I’ve got a chance to sneak in some pictures though before this rainy weather started. Here’s what I got in my ipsy June 2015 Glam Bag.

ipsy June 2015 Glam Bag

I didn’t really care for the bag this month but I do find the material interesting. First item that caught my eye is the bulkiest one of the 5: SheaMoisture Shea Butter Lip Crayon. The shade I got is Sarah, which looks bright fuchsia to me right off the bat. I was thinking of giving this away just because I have so many lip products open at the moment but we’ll see. Next item I fished out is the tre’StiQue Mini Shadow Crayon. I got this shade in Aspen Pine. I’m definitely passing this one on as I am trying to trim down my current makeup stash. Then we have dr. brandt® pores no more® vacuum cleaner. I’m eager to try this product out as it deals with pores and I have pretty large pores. Next I got Smashbox Cosmetics Photo Finish Foundation Primer. I’m debating on keeping this one because I’m always searching for a good makeup primer just for my own reference really. I’m curious which brand of makeup primer will perform the best at a good price point. Last item is the Pure Brazilian Miracle Leave-In Conditioner. Hair conditioning item? Sign me up. I’ll be putting this to the test the next few weeks.

SheaMoisture Shea Butter Lip Crayon

tre’StiQue Mini Shadow Crayon

dr. brandt® pores no more® vacuum cleaner

Smashbox Cosmetics Photo Finish Foundation Primer

Pure Brazilian Miracle Leave-In Conditioner

Overall, last month’s was better unfortunately. I hope it picks up again because I’m debating on signing up for another subscription service instead of this one actually. Any recommendations?