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Curtain Call: NEOGEN Dermalogy White Truffle Serum in Oil Drop

Hey guys! Happy Friday! Today’s post is on a product I got from my ipsy September 2017 Glam Bag. Here’s my thoughts on the NEOGEN Dermalogy White Truffle Serum in Oil Drop.

NEOGEN Dermalogy White Truffle Serum in Oil Drop

What I love about this product? It is described with the following on their website: “A unique oil drop texture that combines the hydrating effects of oil and moisturizing effects of an ampoule in a one-of-a-kind formula containing precious white truffle. This serum improves dark dull skin tone while giving a glow to skin. The result? You will see a hydrated, bright, and glowing looking skin. Its hypoallergenic formula is perfect for all skin type including sensitive skin.” The product itself is golden yellow in color and is clear. It has a subtle glowing effect when applied onto my face. The feeling left on my face when applied is not greasy at all. I use a generous drop (or 2!) of this and spread it all over my face with my fingers. I use this as my step 4 in the Korean 10-step skin routine I started a little while ago (my nightly routine is now up to 9 steps every night). It is so light that I keep on layering stuff onto my face with no issues on how my face feels with it. To me, there is a scent to it but it’s so light that I honestly don’t even know how to describe it. My husband sniffed it and said he can’t really smell anything, so this is a definite win in my book! I’ve used this product for at least 2 whole months and I love how light it is while making my face feel so soft and supple.

What I don’t like about this product? Nothing at all! I am now trying another facial serum as I ran out of this a few weeks ago and let me tell you, this is so much better.

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

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Curtain Call: Rodial Dragon’s Blood Hyaluronic Tonic

Hey guys! It’s a nice pleasant Saturday in June! It’s not as hot as it usually is so we’ve gone out earlier today to just go see stuff and I also gave our dog Yeager a bath out in the backyard. I’m just doing a few loads of laundry and will settle in for a quiet night finishing up the last season of “The Great British Baking Show” on Netflix. Today’s post is on a product I got from my ipsy September 2016 Glam Bag. Here’s my thoughts on the Rodial Dragon’s Blood Hyaluronic Tonic.

Rodial Dragon’s Blood Hyaluronic Tonic

What I love about this product? It is a “rehydrating and soothing toner” that comes in an easy-to-use spray bottle with straightforward instructions. “Lightly mist onto clean skin and allow to absorb thoroughly. Can be used anytime skin needs a hydrating boost.” The sharp, refreshing scent is light and dissipates quickly once it is absorbed into the skin. I did get a tingling feeling when using this the first few times especially after a PMD treatment. I use this as my step 3 in the Korean 10-step skin routine I started a little while ago (mine is about 8 steps really but you get the point). The first 2 times I used it as is, spritzing it onto my clean face but I disliked getting the product onto my lips even when I tried to hide my lips by smacking them together (best way to describe it at the moment). I then started just spritzing it straight onto the clean palm of my hand and patting it onto my face, using my clean fingers to distribute it evenly by patting all over. It’s absorbed pretty quickly.

What I don’t like about this product? Honestly, nothing really. Since I am out of toner for step 3 of my daily skincare regimen, I am looking to putting in an order for it since it worked really well with everything else I’m using. I can’t seem to find the same exact product available on their website currently, but I do see they have a Dragon’s Blood Essence Mist that works as a toner as well. It doesn’t have the same ingredients so I’ll have to read about it more before I decide to try that.

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.


Curtain Call: Hey Honey Come Clean: Propolis & Minerals Facial Scrub

Hey guys! It’s been a while. I caught the flu but am recovering from it finally. I think this might be the first time I’ve ever gotten it in my life! Today’s post is another edition of Curtain Call. I got this product from my ipsy August 2017 Glam Bag. I didn’t get a chance to try it until recently. Here’s my take on the Lierac Paris Mesolift Serum.

Hey Honey Come Clean: Propolis & Minerals Facial Scrub

Stated from their website:

    WHAT IS IT:
    A rich, cleansing and exfoliating scrub that is gentle enough for sensitive skin. Deep cleans the skin, dissolving residue in large pores to make pores less apparent. Leaves the skin clearer, smoother, and brighter.

    WHY USE IT:
    The non-abrasive, crystalline beads help to clear away blackheads and dead skin cells, while the infused Propolis extract works to provide moisture to the skin.

    WHO IS IT FOR:
    All skin types.

    HOW TO USE:
    Gently spread over face and cheeks. Gradually add water with fingertips until all mineral crystals are dissolved. Massage the resulting lotion into the skin for 1 minute. Rinse with cool water.

What I love about this product? I like facial scrubs in general so I was excited to try this one. I followed the instructions the best that I could and sometimes not all of the “mineral crystals” dissolve. And water will start running down my hands and arms when I try to do the adding water to it part onto my face. It did leave my skin soft but I didn’t get that squeaky clean feeling like with some other facial scrubs. It’s good for those that prefer their skin left moisturized after use. It smells really, really good…..like pineapple and whipped cream.

What I don’t like about this product? It’s a personal preference for me, but I like facial scrubs to be more on the cleansing side (leaning more on the squeaky clean rather than moisturizing). Also, it costs at least twice as much as other facial scrubs I’ve used that I like.

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


Curtain Call: Lierac Paris Mesolift Serum

Hey guys! Only 6 more days to Christmas! Have you all finished your holiday shopping yet? I am! I did most of it online this year. It’s just so much more convenient. Anyway, today’s post is another edition of Curtain Call. I got this product from either an Amazon beauty bag or from ULTA. I didn’t get a chance to try it until recently. Here’s my take on the Lierac Paris Mesolift Serum.

Lierac Paris Mesolift Serum

Stated from their website:

    A concentrate of radiance containing 15% mesolift cocktail, enriched with blood-orange extract, for an immediate and universal “pick-me-up” effect: all skin types, all ages, all seasons.

What I love about this product? This is one of the best facial serums I’ve ever used and I say that with using it in such a short time frame too (I typically review a product like this after use of about 2 months to really cover its true effectiveness). It is not sticky at all and absorbs pretty quickly onto my face. It leaves my face nicely plump and soft. I do feel like my skin looks like it’s glowing somewhat with use. I did experience a warming sensation with use but it’s not bothersome to me. Like with other facial products, I take it as “THIS PRODUCT IS WORKING!”. I think it might be the high vitamin C content? Not really sure. This small tube lasted about a week and a half or so. I just apply a few drops of it onto my face after washing it both day and night. I didn’t care for the scent at all though but it doesn’t linger really and it’s quite light to begin with.

What I don’t like about this product? Probably the price. 1 fl oz of this goes for $60 on their website. I’m debating whether to purchase this or not still. I just might with how I feel about this product.

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