A little late but better late than never! As I mentioned before I’ve been busy the last 2 months. There was a lot of celebrations and I also made a trip back to Philly to see my cousins and their families. I stayed there for almost a week and it was a blast! My eldest cousin also gave me a bunch of barely worn and new clothes so I’m set. I won’t have to shop for clothes for a long time (she did that the last time I visited too). Anyway, here’s what I got in my ipsy May 2018 Glam Bag.
Now, this bag speaks to me a lot! I’m a snail mailer and this is perfect to hold some of my snail mail items on the go. 🙂 First item that caught my eye is the Grace & Stella Co. Dead Sea Mud Mask. I love, LOVE, L-O-V-E mud masks and I’m very excited to try this soon! Next item that caught my eye is the Lord & Berry 20100 Maximatte Crayon Lipstick. The shade I got this in is Intimacy. Others got the shade called Spicy. Then we have the Nelson j Beverly Hills Moisture Healing Mask. I’ve been using the Sexy Hair Healthy Sexy Hair Soy Tri-Wheat Leave In Conditioner and Dove Hair Therapy Nourishing Oil Care Detangler on my hair faithfully for the past few months (for every few days) that I’m ready for a change. Next we have the tre’StiQue Mini Matte Blur Stick. I find this item very interesting and it’s supposed to minimize the appearance of pores so I’m trying it out soon. Last up is the First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Hydrating Serum. I’ve used products from this brand before and they’ve ranged from being okay to good. I’m hoping for better things with this one.
So not bad at all still! I hope ipsy continues the trend with sending me products that suits my preferences. I’m looking forward to next (this!) month’s bag now!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Everything came in a black reusable sturdy cardboard box. For $7, this is a steal as the estimated retail value of everything here is $35. Being that I loved the past few boxes, I am very pleased with this one.
I am very thrilled with the Clairol Hair Food Moisturizing Hair Mask and Fekkai Pré-Soleil Hair Mist. Those alone made the box worth it for me. As usual it does come with a $3 off $15 coupon on beauty items to use at Target.
Hey guys! I haven’t done a Curtain Call post in a while. I’ve been struggling to finish some items I have open in the shower and my bathroom counter. I’m sure some of you can relate to that. This post is on a product I got from my ipsy May 2014 Glam Bag. Here’s Eva NYC Therapy Session Hair Mask.
At 60 ml / 2.03 fl oz, this retails for $12 at their online store and is similarly priced at various retail and drugstores where it is sold. The entire tube lasted me for almost 3 months. Keep in mind that I have long hair that goes down my back. The back of the tube reads the following:
“The Therapy Session Hair Mask deeply conditions, repairs and strengthens dry and damaged hair. Argan Oil nourishes and revitalizes, while Keravis Protein drastically increases hair’s strength and elasticity. The results are hydrated, soft and manageable hair.”
Verdict? I love it. I notice the difference more on first use, but it works pretty well until this morning as a deep conditioner I use about once a week. The directions listed on the back instructs you to us this either as a weekly treatment or an everyday conditioner. I use a generous amount enough to coat my hair from the tip to close to the roots but not touching it. I wait for 5 minutes usually and rinse thoroughly after. It kept my hair smooth and soft. The color is a creamy white and the texture is just like what I would expect from a conditioner. In fact, both color and texture reminds me that of John Frieda Luxurious Volume Full Splendor Conditioner with the texture part just a little bit more firm/less viscous compared to that. The scent is more on the warm side for me like what I would think of with sandalwood. My co-worker sister Renix thinks it’s pretty close to sandalwood. It’s a bit pricey, but if you end up really liking it I don’t see a problem dropping the dough for what you get. $12 isn’t too, too bad really for a once a week product that lasts for months. For me, I’ll pick more up if it goes on sale or clearance for a good price.
This product can easily be purchased at the online store here or at various retail and drugstores such as Nordstrom, Urban Outfitters, Kohl’s, ULTA, and Walgreens. It is also available online at various websites that carry beauty and personal care products.